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Charles Mao
Niall Robinson, Charles Mao, Frank A McKiel: Fault isolation of an optical link by correlating PMD events with other measurements. MCI WorldCom, June 11, 2002: US06404520 (5 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus performing fault management in an optical communications system including a polarization mode dispersion (PMD) compensator. The method and apparatus utilizes a controller receiving notifications indicative of PMD in the system, as well as at least one indicator from a system d ...


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Charles Mao
Niall Robinson, Charles Mao, Frank A McKiel: Fault isolation of an optical link by correlating PMD events with other measurements. Worldcom, May 27, 2003: US06570682 (5 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus performing fault management in an optical communications system including a polarization mode dispersion (PMD) compensator. The method and apparatus utilizes a controller receiving notifications indicative of PMD in the system, as well as at least one indicator from a system d ...


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Frank A McKiel Jr: Method and apparatus for linear vocal control of cursor position. International Business Machines Corporation, Andrew J Dillon, July 21, 1992: US05133011 (169 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for linear vocal control of cursor position within a computer display system. A microphone is utilized in conjunction with a computer system to detect vocal utterances and each vocal utterance is then coupled to an analysis circuit to detect voiced and unvoiced vocal utterance ...


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Frank A McKiel Jr: Method and system for enabling a blind computer user to locate icons in a graphical user interface. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe Jr, February 15, 1994: US05287102 (107 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a computer audio interface adapted to enable blind or visually impaired users to locate icons positioned in rows in the background of a graphical user interface. Whenever the pointer of the interface is positioned on the background, the system produces a distinctive tone. Whenever the p ...


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Frank A McKiel Jr: Method and system for enabling a blind computer user to handle message boxes in a graphical user interface. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe Jr, June 29, 1993: US05223828 (96 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a system and method that enables blind or visually impaired computer users to handle message boxes in a graphical user interface. When a message box first appears, the textual content of the box is announced audibly and an audible homing signal is produced. In the preferred embodiment, ...


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Frank A McKiel, G Michael Trowbridge, Cathy J Cavendish, Robert J Catino: Method of and system for demonstrating a computer program. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe, Andrew J Dillon, February 14, 1995: US05388993 (78 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for building a help function in the form of a tutorial that physically demonstrates to an end user the function that the end user wants to understand. The invention includes a script language that includes tags or commands that the information developer can use in de ...


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Frank A McKiel Jr: Computer user interface with stereo and filtered sound effects. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe Jr, Andrew J Dillon, December 20, 1994: US05374924 (38 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a computer audio interface having stereo and filtered sound effects to enable blind users to operate a graphical user interface. Stereo balance and incremental filtering are used along separate axes to guide a blind or visually impaired user within an area of a graphical user interface, ...


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John A Fee, Frank A McKiel Jr: Method and apparatus for updating subcarrier modulation in a communication network. MCI Communications Corporation, September 21, 1999: US05956165 (35 worldwide citation)

A system, method and apparatus are described that allow for the updating and transmittal of a low data rate signal providing ancillary network data as a rider on a high data rate optical signal. This subcarrier modulated signal can be processed and updated by using a drop/insert facility without hav ...


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Guna Duraisamy Gunasekar, Mayel Espino, Richard G Moore, Michael B Freeman, Frank A McKiel Jr, Paul A Roberts: Method and system for providing conferencing services. Verizon Business Global, March 20, 2012: US08140980 (24 worldwide citation)

An approach is provided for supporting multi-media conferencing. Textual information (e.g., text associated with a presentation) is received for display during a conference session to multiple participants. For a particular participant, configuration information corresponding to the participant spec ...


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Frank A McKiel Jr: Method and system for speech data compression and regeneration. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe, Andrew J Dillon, September 5, 1995: US05448679 (13 worldwide citation)

A method and system for creating a compressed data representation of a human speech utterance which may be utilized to accurately regenerate the human speech utterance. First, the location and occurrence of each period of silence, voiced sound and unvoiced sound within the speech utterance is detect ...