Edith H Stern: Automated proximity notification. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert Lieber, Richard A Tomlin, November 23, 2004: US06823188 (129 worldwide citation)

The disclosed system and method for automated proximity determination and notification is useful to enable a customer or client of a business or other enterprise (e.g. a public library, a government facility, etc) to automatically obtain a predetermined service, on arrival at a destination associate ...

Clifton Quan, Jar J Lee, Brian M Pierce, Robert C Allison: Wideband 2-D electronically scanned array with compact CTS feed and MEMS phase shifters. Raytheon Company, Leonard A Alkov, Karl A Vick, November 23, 2004: US06822615 (127 worldwide citation)

A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) steerable electronically scanned lens array (ESA) antenna and method of frequency scanning are disclosed. The MEMS ESA antenna includes a wide band feedthrough lens and a continuous transverse stub (CTS) feed array. The wide band feedthrough lens includes first ...

Michael W McGreevy: System, method and apparatus for conducting a keyterm search. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Robert M Padilla, John F Schipper, November 23, 2004: US06823333 (127 worldwide citation)

A keyterm search is a method of searching a database for subsets of the database that are relevant to an input query. First, a number of relational models of subsets of a database are provided. A query is then input. The query can include one or more keyterms. Next, a gleaning model of the query is ...

Ryuji Kohno, Masayoshi Abe, Noboru Sasho, Shinichiro Haruyama, Robert Henry Morelos Zaragoza, Francis Swarts, Pieter Van Rooyen, Yukitoshi Sanada, Lachlan Bruce Michael, Hamid Amir Alikhani, Veselin Brankovic: Universal platform for software defined radio. Sony Corporation, Sony International, William S Frommer, Sam S Lee, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, November 23, 2004: US06823181 (124 worldwide citation)

The universal platform for the SDR of the present invention employs the direct conversion approach with the n-port MMIC followed by reconfigurable reprogrammable devices such as DSP's or FPGA's. The universal platform is based on the linear operation of the devices. Thus, the DC offset pro ...

Eric C Hannah: Serial bus communication system. Intel Corporation, Trop Pruner & Hu P C, November 23, 2004: US06823023 (123 worldwide citation)

A method includes determining a first transfer function that characterizes a distortion introduced by a serial bus. A filter is designed to substantially cancel the distortion introduced by the first transfer function, and a signal is transmitted to the serial bus through the filter.

John D Pazienza, Peter G Piferi, Gary J Becker: Crimpable intraluminal endoprosthesis having helical elements. Orbus Medical Technologies, White & Case, November 23, 2004: US06821292 (121 worldwide citation)

A stent having helical elements, a geometry for improved crimping, and a good stent-to-vessel ratio is disclosed. In one embodiment, the stent has a plurality of first helical segments and a plurality of second opposing helical segments. The first helical segments are comprised of a plurality of fir ...

William W Macy, Matthew J Holliman, Minerva Ming Yee Yeung: Method for robust watermarking of content. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 23, 2004: US06823455 (121 worldwide citation)

One inventive aspect pertains to a watermarking mechanism that allows a watermark to be determined from only a part of the video sequence without human intervention and without reference to the original watermarked frames. This watermark has improved invisibility, detection reliability and robustnes ...

Girish Pancha, A Adam Wilson, Sankaran Suresh, Spencer A Lord: System and method for coupling remote data stores and mobile devices via an internet based server. Informatica Corporation, Fenwick & West, November 23, 2004: US06823373 (120 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a mobile data communication system which couples application specific remote data sources and mobile devices via an internet based server. An interface is provided by the server for extracting data from the application specific remote data sources. The extracted data i ...

Michael D Derocher: Illuminated touch pad. Hewlett Packard Development Company, Jeff D Limon, November 23, 2004: US06822640 (117 worldwide citation)

A device used to accept an operator input to a computing device is disclosed. The device includes a first layer that includes a translucent, two-dimensional cover. Additionally included is a second layer in which a plurality of surfaces is constructed using a translucent and conductive material. The ...

Nils Endric Schubert, John Mark Beardslee, Gernot Heinrich Koch, Olaf Poeppe: Method and user interface for debugging an electronic system. Synplicity, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 23, 2004: US06823497 (111 worldwide citation)

Techniques and systems for analysis, diagnosis and debugging fabricated hardware designs at a Hardware Description Language (HDL) level are described. Although the hardware designs (which were designed in HDL) have been fabricated in integrated circuit products with limited input/output pins, the te ...