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Kenneth H Abbott, Dan Newell, James O Robarts, Joshua M Freedman: Managing interactions between computer users' context models. Tangis Corporation, Seed IP Law Group PLLC, October 5, 2004: US06801223 (252 worldwide citation)

Techniques are described for providing information about a current state that is represented with multiple attributes. In some situations, the providing includes a first computer receiving indications of multiple characterization modules, each characterization module executing on a computer to model ...


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Eric K Schanberger, Kevin J Dowling: Systems and methods for synchronizing lighting effects. Color Kinetics Incorporated, Lowrie Lando & Anastasi, October 5, 2004: US06801003 (243 worldwide citation)

In one example, a lighting apparatus comprises a processor wherein the processor is configured to control a color-changing lighting effect generated by the lighting apparatus; wherein the processor is further configured to monitor an operating power source; and wherein the processor is further confi ...


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B Alex Robinson, Michael R Longé: Keyboard system with automatic correction. America Online Incorporated, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, October 5, 2004: US06801190 (239 worldwide citation)

A text entry system uses word-level analysis to automatically correct inaccuracies in user keystroke entries. The system determines one or more alternative textual interpretations of each sequence of inputs detected within an auto-correcting keyboard region. The actual contract locations for the key ...


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Paul D Mannheimer, Michael E Fein, Charles E Porges: Pulse oximeter sensor with piece-wise function. Nellcor Puritan Bennett Incorporated, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 5, 2004: US06801797 (235 worldwide citation)

A memory in a sensor is used to store multiple coefficients for a physiological parameter. In one embodiment, not only are the sensor's specific calibration coefficients stored in a memory in the sensor for the formula to determine oxygen saturation, but multiple sets of coefficients are stored ...


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Alan Wayne Henley, Robert Petrosenko, James Robert Risk Jr, Ronald Leslie Sanderson: Wound treatment apparatus. Hill Rom Services, Barnes & Thornburg, October 5, 2004: US06800074 (234 worldwide citation)

A control system for use with a vacuum bandage over a wound includes a vacuum pump, a waste canister operably coupled to the pump, and a fluid source. The canister is coupled to the bandage such that, when a vacuum is applied to the canister, the vacuum is applied to the bandage. The fluid source is ...


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Yitzhak Mendelson: Pulse oximeter and method of operation. Cybro Medical, Howard & Howard, October 5, 2004: US06801799 (233 worldwide citation)

A sensor for use in an optical measurement device and a method for non-invasive measurement of a blood parameter. The sensor includes sensor housing, a source of radiation coupled to the housing, and a detector assembly coupled to the housing. The source of radiation is adapted to emit radiation at ...


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Jamshid Mahdavi: Methods and systems to fast fill media players. Novell, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, October 5, 2004: US06801964 (233 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided to fast fill media players and buffers associated with media players. A bandwidth associated with initial startup of a media player is overloaded to rapidly fill the buffer and initiate the media player. Alternatively, multiple simultaneous data communication session ...


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Rick Rowe, Larry C Lewis, Brian Ford, Daryn Kiely: Gaming environment including portable transaction devices for rating players. IGT, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, October 5, 2004: US06800029 (226 worldwide citation)

A gaming environment includes portable transaction/tracking devices for rendering services and tracking game play. In one embodiment, the gaming environment includes at least one table game and a portable transaction interface capable of receiving and sending information over a wireless communicatio ...


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Joaquin Delgado, Renaud LaPlanche, Mathias Turck: System and method for obtaining user preferences and providing user recommendations for unseen physical and information goods and services. Triplehop Technologies, Morrison & Foerster, October 5, 2004: US06801909 (226 worldwide citation)

A system and method for searching data repositories and for obtaining user preferences and providing user recommendations for unseen physical and information goods and services. The system includes, for example, four levels of filtering: content-based, collaborative, event-based and context-based. F ...


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Tahir Sadik Khan, Yeung Siu Yu, Edward G Rice: Methods of manufacturing reagent test strips. LifeScan, Susan C Tall, Bozicevic Field & Francis, October 5, 2004: US06800488 (225 worldwide citation)

Methods for making reagent test strips are provided. In the subject methods, a test strip precursor made up of an elongated support material having a planar surface and a narrow stripe of reagent material positioned along its central axis is cut according to an inter-digitating pattern to produce th ...