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Myron Dale Flickner, David Bruce Koons, Qi Lu, Paul Philip Maglio, Carlos Hitoshi Morimoto, Edwin Joseph Selker: Method and system for relevance feedback through gaze tracking and ticker interfaces. International Business Machines Corporation, McGinn & Gibb PLLC, June 10, 2003: US06577329 (218 worldwide citation)

A system and method (and signal medium) for interactively displaying information, include a ticker display for displaying items having different views, a tracker for tracking a user's eye movements while observing a first view of information on the ticker display, and a mechanism, based on an o ...


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Reiner Kraft, Qi Lu, Ron Yair Pinter: System for directly accessing fields on electronic forms. International Business Machines, Dan Hubert & Assoc, July 4, 2000: US06084585 (202 worldwide citation)

A computer system provides a graphical user interface (GUI) to assist a user in completing electronic forms. The computer includes components such as a processor, user interface, and video display. Using the video display, the processor presents a row entry template including a menu field and an ass ...


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Matthias Eichstaedt, Qi Lu: Integrated touch-skin notification system for wearable computing devices. International Business Machines Corporation, John L Rogitz, April 17, 2001: US06218958 (198 worldwide citation)

A tactile notification device that can be embodied in, e.g., a wristwatch, communicates via wireless link with plural personal computing devices, including cellular telephones, pagers, and palm top computers, of the person wearing the notification device. When one of the personal computing devices a ...


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Reiner Kraft, Qi Lu, Marat Wisebond: Task distribution processing system and the method for subscribing computers to perform computing tasks during idle time. International Business Machines Corporation, Dan Hubert & Assoc, August 29, 2000: US06112225 (194 worldwide citation)

A computer executable "aggregate" task is processed by dividing it into subtasks and distributing the subtasks "on demand" to remotely located subscribing computers via a computer network. The aggregate task originates at a coordinating computer, coupled to one or more peripheral computers by approp ...


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Qi Lu, Lev Stesin: Audio ticker system and method for presenting push information including pre-recorded audio. International Business Machines Corporation, James C Gunster Yoakley Valdes Fauli & Stewart Pintner, March 7, 2000: US06035336 (168 worldwide citation)

For use with client/server or network communication and processing systems, such as the Internet, a "push" information system is provided, for automatically providing information to a user. The information is provided in audio form. The system includes a library of prerecorded sounds, including a di ...


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Daniel Alexander Ford, Tobin Jon Lehman, Qi Lu, Udi Manber, Ron Yair Pinter: Active calendar system. International Business Machines Corporation, Dan Hubert & Assoc, November 12, 2002: US06480830 (135 worldwide citation)

An “active” calendar automatically analyzes a user's calendar entries and sends machine-readable messages to destinations appropriate to content of the calendar entry. A group of event categories is established, each category specifying one class of anticipated calendar entry. An action rule da ...


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Matthias Eichstaedt, Qi Lu, Shang Hua Teng: Automatic user interest profile generation from structured document access information. International Business Machines Corporation, Lumen Intellectual Property Services, May 7, 2002: US06385619 (134 worldwide citation)

A system generates user interest profiles by monitoring and analyzing a user's access to a variety of hierarchical levels within a set of structured documents, e.g., documents available at a web site. Each information document has parts associated with it and the documents are classified into c ...


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Matthias Eichstaedt, Qi Lu, Shang Hua Teng: Outbound information analysis for generating user interest profiles and improving user productivity. International Business Machines Corporation, Lumen Intellectual Property Services, November 25, 2003: US06654735 (133 worldwide citation)

A system for automatically generating user interest profiles and delivering information to users learns a user's interests by monitoring the user's outbound communication streams, i.e., the information that the user produces either by typing (e.g., while a user is composing an e-mail messa ...


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Qi Lu, Shang Hua Teng: Efficient large-scale access control for internet/intranet information systems. International Business Machines Corporation, Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich, April 17, 2001: US06219667 (108 worldwide citation)

An efficient method and apparatus for regulating access to information objects stored in a database in which there are a large number of users and access groups. The invention uses a representation of a hierarchical access group structure in terms of intervals over a set of integers and a decomposit ...


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Everette C Burdette, Goran K Svensson, Xing Qi Lu, Michael H Slayton: Ultrasound device for use in a thermotherapy apparatus. Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren Norris & Rieselbach, June 4, 1996: US05522869 (107 worldwide citation)

A thermotherapy device for use in treating cancer. The thermotherapy device includes a radio frequency power source for energizing transducers to output ultrasound waves to heat a patient treatment site. The transducers are arranged in a cylindrical shape to treat the patient and a variable number o ...