George M Hay, Gerald Rasmussen: System and method for the delivery of electronic books. George M Hay, Stephen B Parker Esq, March 28, 2006: US07020663 (140 worldwide citation)

An electronic book on a computer readable medium, e.g., a CD or the like, has “real-life” pre-recorded audio (preferably, in MP3 format) and visual text (preferably, in RTF format) seamlessly linked together via a linking file (preferably, in XML format) such that a reader can switch back and forth ...

Philip R Thrift, Charles T Hemphill: Voice activated apparatus for accessing information on the World Wide Web. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Ronald O Neerings, W James Brady III, Frederick J Telecky Jr, March 28, 2006: US07020609 (140 worldwide citation)

This is a voice activated Hypermedia system using grammatical metadata, the system comprising: a speech user agent; a browsing module; and an information resource. The system may include: embedded intelligence in hypermedia source; a means for processing the actions of a user based on the embedded i ...

Mark Amrich, Jonathan L Rolfe, Joseph Buturlia, Robert F Lynch: Textured surface having undercut micro recesses in a surface. Tecomet, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, March 28, 2006: US07018418 (139 worldwide citation)

Textured surface having micro recesses such that the outer surface overhangs the micro recesses. Embodiments of the textured surface include sharp edges for promoting bone deposition and growth within the micro recesses, protrusions of varying depth from the surface that include overhangs, and micro ...

William Craig Easter: Vacuum assisted relief system (VARS). Robert Platt Bell, March 28, 2006: US07018366 (125 worldwide citation)

VARS (Vacuum Assisted Relief System) is a aircrew bladder relief system that allows the pilot, whether male or female, to urinate in flight with comfort and convenience. There are three principle parts to the system, The pump, the garment, and the receiver. A pump and battery pack may be mounted in ...

Paul A Viola, Michael J Jones: System and method for detecting objects in images. Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Dirk Brinkman, Andrew J Curtin, March 28, 2006: US07020337 (123 worldwide citation)

A method detects an object, such a face, in an image. The image is first partitioned into patches of various sizes using either an integral image or a Gaussian pyramid. Features in each patch are evaluated to determine a cumulative score. The evaluating is repeated while the cumulative score is with ...

Raminda Udaya Madurawe: Look-up table based logic macro-cells. Viciciv Technology, March 28, 2006: US07019557 (122 worldwide citation)

A programmable look up table (LUT) circuit for an integrated circuit, comprising: one or more secondary inputs; and one or more configurable logic states; and two or more LUT values; and a programmable means to select a LUT value from a secondary input or a configurable logic state. A programmable m ...

Joseph A Izatt, Michael Choma, Changhuei Yang: System and method for low coherence broadband quadrature interferometry. Duke University, Fleshner & Kim, March 28, 2006: US07019838 (119 worldwide citation)

A quadrature broadband interferometry system and method obtains a complete complex interferometric signal instantaneously in both homodyne and heterodyne systems in a simple, compact, and inexpensive setup. This is accomplished by separating interferometric components from non-interferometric compon ...

John M White, Ernst Keller, Wendell T Blonigan: Suspended gas distribution plate. Applied Materials, Robert J Stern, March 28, 2006: US07017269 (117 worldwide citation)

A gas inlet manifold for a plasma chamber having a perforated gas distribution plate suspended by flexible side walls. The flexible suspension minimizes mechanical stress due to thermal expansion of the gas distribution plate. In another aspect, the suspension provides thermal isolation between the ...

Matthew W Weismiller, Joseph A Kummer, Kenneth L Kramer, Stephen R Schulte, Philip D Palermo, Daniel F Dlugos Jr: Hospital bed. Hill Rom Services, Bose McKinney & Evans, March 28, 2006: US07017208 (115 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for permitting a module which is configured to perform a dedicated function on a bed to use a graphical interface. Graphic format data used by the module is downloaded, if necessary, and stored in a memory of the graphical interface.

Joel S Douglas, Jeffrey N Roe, John H Priest: Electrochemical test device and related methods. Roche Diagnostic Operations, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, March 28, 2006: US07018848 (113 worldwide citation)

An electrochemical test device is provided for determining the presence or concentration of an analyte in an aqueous fluid sample. The electrochemical test device includes a working electrode and a counter electrode made of an amorphous semiconductor material. The working electrode is overlaid with ...

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