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Atila Grauzer, Oliver M Schubert, James V Kelly, James B Stasson, Paul K Scheper: Playing card dealing shoe with automated internal card feeding and card reading. Shuffle Master, Mack A Litman & Associates P A, April 18, 2006: US07029009 (199 worldwide citation)

A distinct dealing shoe having no shuffling functionality receives shuffled, randomized or ordered group of cards. The cards may be mechanically moved one at a time from a receiving area for the deck to a buffer area where more than one card is temporarily stored. The cards in the buffer area are th ...


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Steven J Tallarida, Steven W Ek: System and method for joint resurface repair. ArthroSurface, Grossman Tucker Perreault & Pfleger PLLC, April 18, 2006: US07029479 (182 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides tools and methods for mapping and measuring the articular surface of a joint (or of any bony surface) and for fabricating a prosthetic device based on this recorded data. In one embodiment, once the defect of the chondral surface has been identified, a guide pin is ins ...


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Dave S Mahadevan, Michael E Chapman, Arvind S Salian: Method of forming a semiconductor package and structure thereof. Freescale Semiconductor, Kim Marie Vo, April 18, 2006: US07030469 (179 worldwide citation)

An electromagnetic interference (EMI) and/or electromagnetic radiation shield is formed by forming a conductive layer (42, 64) over a mold encapsulant (35, 62). The conductive layer (42, 64) may be electrically coupled using a wire to the leadframe (10, 52) of the semiconductor package (2, 50). The ...


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Irah H Donner: System and method for reallocating and/or upgrading and/or rewarding tickets, other event admittance means, goods and/or services. Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, April 18, 2006: US07031945 (178 worldwide citation)

A method, system, server architecture and/or tangible medium upgrade and award admittance of events to an event customer, preferably via a data communication network. The method includes, for example, receiving a communication from the event customer, the communication including a request to obtain ...


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Paul Gallagher, Steve Davis, Kaycie Robert, Robert Simon, Michael Baum, Mieko Schmandt, Peihuan Meng, Ivan Liu, Jorge Noa, Martin Hampton: Systems and methods for implementing person-to-person money exchange. Yahoo, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, April 18, 2006: US07031939 (176 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for effecting online financial transactions between individuals or between individuals and entities such as banks, merchants and other companies. Each user accesses a fund exchange server to establish an online account, which is used to transfer funds to and from other entities' ...


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John E Seem, William A Huth, Robert J Fraune, Anita M Lewis, Tri V Ky: Method and apparatus for assessing performance of an environmental control system. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Foley & Lardner, April 18, 2006: US07031880 (169 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is disclosed for assessing performance of control applications in an environmental control network and for diagnosing performance problems. The apparatus includes a performance assessment and diagnostic display comprising a facility navigation tree, a system navigation tree an ...


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Paul S Drzaic, Karl R Amundson, Gregg M Duthaler, Peter T Kazlas, Yu Chen: Minimally-patterned semiconductor devices for display applications. E Ink Corporation, David J Cole, April 18, 2006: US07030412 (166 worldwide citation)

A thin-film transistor array comprises at least first and second transistors. Each transistor comprises a source electrode, a drain electrode a semiconductor electrode, a gate electrode, and a semiconductor layer. The semiconductor layer is continuous between the first and second transistors. The se ...


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Eric Sven Johan Swildens, Richard David Day, Vikas Garg: Scalable domain name system with persistence and load balancing. Speedera Networks, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, April 18, 2006: US07032010 (164 worldwide citation)

A scalable domain name system with persistence and load balancing receives requests from client DNS servers or other DNS servers. Each DNS server is associated with a subset of the DNS groups in the network and the invention checks to see if the client DNS server is part of the DNS group that the DN ...


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Wang Chien Lee, Gail Anne Mitchell, Elke Angelika Rundensteiner, Xin Zhang: System and method for synchronizing and/or updating an existing relational database with supplemental XML data. Verizon Laboratories, Leonard C Suchtya Esq, Joel Wall Esq, Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC, April 18, 2006: US07031956 (164 worldwide citation)

A system and a method for synchronizing and updating a relational database with supplemental data in which the relational database has a set of tables defined by a relational schema. The supplemental data preferably comprises data in a tagged format having a document-type definition representative o ...


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Michael R Longe, Pim van Meurs: Virtual keyboard system with automatic correction. America Online Incorporated, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, April 18, 2006: US07030863 (161 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed an enhanced text entry system which uses word-level analysis to correct inaccuracies automatically in user keystroke entries on reduced-size or virtual keyboards. A method and system are defined which determine one or more alternate textual interpretations of each sequence of inpu ...