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C Douglass Thomas: Method and apparatus for customization of information content provided to a requestor over a network using demographic information yet the user remains anonymous to the server. Invention Depot, October 3, 2000: US06128663 (266 worldwide citation)

Improved techniques for customizing information provided from a content server through a network to a user of a computer system in accordance with demographic classifications, user interests, or preferences are disclosed. Such customizing can involve banner advertising on the Internet whereby the ad ...


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Chung Lau, C Douglass Thomas: Method and system for providing shipment tracking and notifications. May 1, 2007: US07212829 (220 worldwide citation)

Improved approaches for monitoring status of articles being shipped are disclosed. The monitoring can produce notifications to interested parties. The notifications typically contain status information pertaining to the articles being shipped. Alternatively, interested parties can gain access to sta ...


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Chung Lau, C Douglass Thomas: Method and apparatus for intelligent acquisition of position information. December 13, 2005: US06975941 (201 worldwide citation)

Improved methods and systems for position acquisition and/or monitoring are disclosed. The position acquisition and/or monitoring can be performed with improved intelligence so that data acquisition, transmission and/or processing is reduced. As a result, the position acquisition and/or monitoring i ...


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C Douglass Thomas: Method and system for location tracking. April 29, 2008: US07366522 (182 worldwide citation)

Techniques for location tracking, location utilization, and dissemination and management of location information are disclosed. As a location monitoring system, one embodiment includes at least a plurality of mobile computing devices supported by a wireless network, and a web server coupled to a wir ...


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Thomas A Howell, David Chao, C Douglass Thomas, Peter P Tong: Eyeglasses with electrical components. IpVenture, March 10, 2009: US07500747 (165 worldwide citation)

A pair of glasses with one or more electrical components partially or fully embedded in the glasses is disclosed. In one embodiment, a pair of glasses includes a speaker and an electrical connector, both at least partially embedded in the glasses, with the speaker and the connector electrically coup ...


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Thomas A Howell, David Chao, C Douglass Thomas, Peter P Tong: Eyeglasses having a camera. IpVenture, October 5, 2010: US07806525 (156 worldwide citation)

One embodiment pertains to a pair of glasses with a camera. For example, the camera can be partially or fully embedded in the glasses. In another embodiment, the camera can be removably attached to the glasses, such as removably attached to a temple of the glasses. The glasses can also include one o ...


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C Douglass Thomas, Alan E Thomas: Method and system for performing thermal and power management for a computer. October 26, 1999: US05974557 (154 worldwide citation)

Novel techniques for controlling a processor's clock frequency and/or fan so as to prevent overheating are disclosed. The invention attempts to maximize the processing speed of the processor while preventing overheating or to reduce power consumption. In a preferred embodiment, the invention monitor ...


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Thomas A Howell, David Chao, C Douglass Thomas, Robert Grant Day, Peter P Tong: Eyeglasses with a heart rate monitor. IpVenture, March 16, 2010: US07677723 (141 worldwide citation)

A pair of glasses with a heart-rate monitor according to one embodiment. The heart-rate monitor is configured to measure the heart rate of the user of the glasses. The heart-rate monitor can include a sensor with a radiation transmitter and a radiation receiver. The radiation could be infrared radia ...


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C Douglass Thomas, Alan E Thomas: Thermal and power management for computer systems. April 10, 2001: US06216235 (130 worldwide citation)

Improved approaches to providing thermal and power management for a computing device are disclosed. These approaches facilitate intelligent control of a processor's clock frequency and/or a fan's speed so as to provide thermal and/or power management for the computing device.


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C Douglass Thomas, Alan E Thomas: Thermal and power management to computer systems. November 26, 2002: US06487668 (130 worldwide citation)

Improved approaches to providing thermal and power management for a computing device are disclosed. These approaches facilitate intelligent control of a processor's clock frequency and/or a fan's speed so as to provide thermal and/or power management for the computing device.