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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas III, Todd L Graves, Todd R Shelton, Paul Smith: System and method for cartridge detection and verification using signal comparison. Iomega Corporation, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, October 2, 2001: US06297924 (4 worldwide citation)

A system and method which is used to identify and discriminate the type of data storage cartridge that has been inserted into a disk drive. A system for identifying a type of data storage cartridge having a marker comprises a light source for emitting light to illuminate the marker, a first photodet ...


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Robert D Allgood, Paul Smith, Fred C Thomas III: Frequency based cartridge detection system. Iomega Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, July 23, 2002: US06424492 (3 worldwide citation)

A data storage disk having a latent illuminance discrimination marker for determining whether the data storage disk is suitable for use in a disk drive. A light source illuminates the marker and the marker emits illuminance, preferably as phosphorescence. A detector detects the emitted illuminance, ...


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Thomas W Davison, Stephen DiMatteo, Paul Smith, Gary Whipple: Clamp coagulator/cutting system for ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ultracision, Nixon & Vanderhye, June 21, 1994: US05322055 (356 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical apparatus includes a surgical instrument having a handpiece with a transducer for converting an electrical signal into longitudinal vibratory motion of a blade connected to the handpiece and an accessory releasably connected to the handpiece to enable clamping of tissue agains ...


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Stephen Malcolm Smyth, Michael Henry Smyth, William Paul Smith: Multi-channel predictive subband audio coder using psychoacoustic adaptive bit allocation in frequency, time and over the multiple channels. Digital Theater Systems, Koppel & Jacobs, September 21, 1999: US05956674 (238 worldwide citation)

A subband audio coder employs perfect/non-perfect reconstruction filters, predictive/non-predictive subband encoding, transient analysis, and psycho-acoustic/minimum mean-square-error (mmse) bit allocation over time, frequency and the multiple audio channels to encode/decode a data stream to generat ...


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Stephen Malcolm Smyth, Michael Henry Smyth, William Paul Smith: Multi-channel audio decoder. Digital Theater Systems, Koppel & Jacobs, October 26, 1999: US05974380 (230 worldwide citation)

A subband audio coder employs perfect/non-perfect reconstruction filters, predictive/non-predictive subband encoding, transient analysis, and psycho-acoustic/minimum mean-square-error (mmse) bit allocation over time, frequency and the multiple audio channels to encode/decode a data stream to generat ...


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Yu Li You, William Paul Smith, Zoran Fejzo, Stephen Smyth: Sound quality of established low bit-rate audio coding systems without loss of decoder compatibility. Digital Theater Systems, Koppel & Jacobs, May 1, 2001: US06226616 (138 worldwide citation)

A multi-channel audio compression technology is presented that extends the range of sampling frequencies compared to existing technologies and/or lowers the noise floor while remaining compatible with those earlier generation technologies. The high-sampling frequency multi-channel audio is decompose ...


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Stephen Malcolm Smyth, Michael Henry Smyth, William Paul Smith: Multi-channel audio encoder. Digital Theater Systems, November 26, 2002: US06487535 (132 worldwide citation)

A subband audio coder employs perfect/non-perfect reconstruction filters, predictive/non-predictive subband encoding, transient analysis, and psycho-acoustic/minimum mean-square-error (mmse) bit allocation over time, frequency and the multiple audio channels to encode/decode a data stream to generat ...


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Brian Estabrook, Stephen DiMatteo, Paul Smith: Damping ultrasonic transmission components. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 23, 1999: US05989275 (131 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical device in accordance with the present invention includes a transmission component adapted to receive ultrasonic vibration from a transducer assembly and to transmit the ultrasonic vibration from a first end to a second end. An inner damping member surrounds at least a portion ...


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Sidney Paul Smith: Surgical apparatus for tissue removal. Kenneth M Veal & Associates Bush, September 7, 1999: US05947988 (110 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including an elongated member connected to both suction for removing excised tissues and fluids and to a source of pressurized fluid. The member has an inner and outer wall with a hollow lumen extending the length of the member which connects a variably shaped ostium, extending ...


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Barbara L Jones, Paul Smith, Jason Mark Clifton: Battery testing and classification. Snap on Equipment, Seyfarth Shaw, February 25, 2003: US06526361 (107 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for battery evaluation and classification applies transient microcharge and/or microload pulses to an automotive battery. Classification is made on the basis of analysis of the resultant voltage profile or portions or dimensions thereof. In one embodiment the analysis utilizes a ...



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