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John Martin Prager: System and method for categorizing objects in combined categories. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello, August 24, 1999: US05943670 (341 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a system and method for determining whether the best category for an object under investigation is a mixture of preexisting categories, and how the mixture is constituted. This invention is useful both for suggesting the need for new categories, and for a fixed set of catego ...


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Denis G Kingberg, Ellen Margaret McCubbin, William John Martin: Method and apparatus for logical data access to a physical relational database. International Business Machines Corporation, John D Flynn, March 31, 1998: US05734887 (285 worldwide citation)

Logical Data Access to the physical structure of a relational database is provided for one or more Applications. Applications are developed using the logical entity types and logical entity type attribute names as described in a logical data model. The Applications then use a Logical Data Access Int ...


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Eric William Brown, Rong Nickle Chang, Hamed Abdelfattah Ellozy, John Martin Prager, Edward Cholchin So: System and method for hierarchically grouping and ranking a set of objects in a query context based on one or more relationships. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J McGinn & Gibb P C Percello, February 23, 1999: US05875446 (263 worldwide citation)

Topically relevant objects in an object database are first identified using any generally known methods to obtain a set of topically relevant objects (topically relevant set). Parents, and in alternative embodiments other ancestors, of one or more of the topically relevant objects are identified acc ...


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Michael L Tillery, Eugene G Harlan, John Martin, Samuel N Zammuto, Marcio Bonilla: System for remotely crediting and billing usage of electronic entertainment machines. Arachnid, Leydig Voit & Mayer, March 23, 1993: US05197094 (260 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for remotely crediting and billing usage of a plurality of electronic entertainment machines situated at different locations. Each electronic entertainment is connected via a transmission link to a billing computer situated at a central billing location. The establishment havi ...


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Edward J Martens III, John Martin: Tamper-resistant container utilizing a flexible seal. S C Johnson & Son, July 18, 1989: US04849606 (174 worldwide citation)

An open-ended tamper-resistant container has a flexible seal over the oven end. The tamper-resistant container is particularly suited for holding a volatile material for slow diffusion. The container has at least one free-standing rib which prevents downward pressure or squeezing on the flexible sea ...


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John Martin, Randy Nolf: Method and system for healthcare treatment planning and assessment. Dental Medicine International L L C, Fish & Richardson P C, November 19, 2002: US06484144 (174 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems consistent with the present invention provide a comprehensive assessment and planning system. Methods and systems consistent with employ a preventive approach to predicting the likelihood of an entity entering a degraded future state by computing a risk value that reflects that l ...


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Theodore David Wugofski, John Martin Baker: Wireless device for displaying integrated computer and television user interfaces. AST Research, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 22, 1998: US05852437 (150 worldwide citation)

A two-way wireless local transmission system integrates computer and television user interfaces. A television set-top device includes a separate transmitter and receiver. The transmitter converts an audio and video signal into a modulated signal within the 902-928 MHz frequency band and transmits th ...


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Bushell Michael John, Beautement Kevin, Glough John Martin, Defraine Paul, Anthony Vivienne Margaret, Godfrey Christopher Richard Ay: Fungicides.. Ici, April 23, 1986: EP0178826-A2 (148 worldwide citation)

Chemical compounds of the formula: in which R, X, Y and Z have various specified values. The compounds are useful in the preparation of agricultural acrylic acid derivatives described in EP-A-178826.


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Lynn Cook Winterton, Juergen Vogt, John Martin Lally, Friedrich Stockinger: Methods of modifying surface characteristics. Novartis, R Scott Meece, Robert Gorman, Richard I Gearhart, September 17, 2002: US06451871 (146 worldwide citation)

Biomedical devices, such as ophthalmic lenses, and methods of making such devices having a surface coating including at least one polyionic layer. A preferred method involves spray coating a polycationic material onto a core lens, rinsing and drying the lens, followed by spray coating a polyanionic ...