Gerald N Nkwantah
Michael K Gerlach, Gerald N Nkwantah, Jonathan M Mack, Pradnya V Nagarkar, Philip J Ralli: Intrinsic polarizer and method of manufacturing an intrinsic polarizer. Seiko Epson Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, August 11, 2009: US07573637 (3 worldwide citation)

An improved method of forming an intrinsic polarizer, referred to as a K-type polarizer, includes stretching a polymeric film a first stretching step. The polymeric film comprises a hydroxylated linear polymer which is converted after the first stretching step to form dichroic, copolymer polyvinylen ...

Steven Jobs
Steven P Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Bas Ording, Imran Chaudhri, Stephen O Lemay, Marcel Van Os, Freddy Allen Anzures, Mike Matas: Text entry interface for a portable communication device. Apple, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, August 11, 2009: US07574672 (49 worldwide citation)

A method includes displaying a first tray and a second tray in a display of the portable communications device. The first tray is configured to display one of more characters that were selected by a user using a click wheel. The second tray includes a first plurality of icons that correspond to a se ...

Marek Brejl
Samuel W Peterson, Marek Brejl, Annapoorani Gothandaraman: Characteristic path-based colon segmentation. Vital Images, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, August 11, 2009: US07574029 (13 worldwide citation)

This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for efficiently calculating a colon segmentation from one or more candidate virtual three-dimensional objects. A sequence of image scans are analyzed and regions that represent air-filled objects and tagged-stool are identified as cand ...

Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai, Silvana D Romagnino: Darwinian network. Nortel Networks, Anderson Gorecki & Manaras, August 11, 2009: US07573826 (5 worldwide citation)

A future-proof network comprising multiple independent core media and universal edge nodes is disclosed. The edge nodes are equipped to evaluate the performance of each of the core media. Network-fabric decoupling and, more importantly protocol decoupling, permit graceful retirement of inferior core ...

Charles Sperry
Sperry Laurence B, Kane Eric A, Arora Atul, Kannankeril Charles, Patterson Ross: Machine et methode demballage, Packaging machine and method. Sealed Air Corporation, Sealed Air Corporation, SMART & BIGGAR, August 11, 2009: CA2541074

A packaging method and apparatus wherein each product is packaged bycapturing the product in flexible packaging material. The packing apparatusincludes a product detector for detecting the presence or absence of a product to bepackaged. The detection of the product may cause the advancement of packa ...

Atid Shamaie: Detecting and tracking objects in images. GestureTek, Fish & Richardson P C, August 11, 2009: US07574020 (331 worldwide citation)

According to one disclosed method, coordinates in a multi-dimensional space are determined for an image point characterizing a particular object. An equation describing a model in the space is provided. The model is characteristic of a set of training images of one or more other objects. The coordin ...

Anthony C Fascenda: Self-managed network access using localized access management. Koolspan, Hunton & Williams, August 11, 2009: US07574731 (191 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method and system for locally tracking network usage and enforcing usage plans at a client device. In an embodiment of the invention, a unique physical key, or token, is installed at a client device of one or more networks. The key comprises a usage application and one or mo ...

Joseph L Jones, Newton E Mack, David M Nugent, Paul E Sandin: Autonomous floor-cleaning robot. iRobot Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, August 11, 2009: US07571511 (174 worldwide citation)

An autonomous floor-cleaning robot comprises a self-adjusting cleaning head subsystem that includes a dual-stage brush assembly having counter-rotating, asymmetric brushes and an adjacent, but independent, vacuum assembly such that the cleaning capability and efficiency of the self-adjustable cleani ...

Andreas V Bechtolsheim, Howard M Frazier, Thomas J Edsall: Multi-function high-speed network interface. Cisco Technology, File EE Patents com, Jay A Chesavage, August 11, 2009: US07573916 (170 worldwide citation)

A high speed communications interface divides data into a plurality of lanes, each lane encoded with clocking information, serialized, and sent to an interface. During cycles when there is no available data to send, IDLE_EVEN and IDLE_ODD cells are sent on alternating cycles. Data is transmitted by ...

Masatoshi Yokota: Golf club head. SRI Sports, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, August 11, 2009: US07572193 (157 worldwide citation)

A golf club head comprises: a face portion having a front face forming a club face and a rear face facing a hollow; a sole portion extending backward from the face portion and having an outer surface forming an undersurface of the head and an inner surface facing the hollow, the sole portion provide ...