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John C Platt, Steven Nowlan, Joseph Decker, Nada Matic: Handwriting recognition system and method. Synaptics, D Alessandro & Ritchie, September 22, 1998: US05812698 (262 worldwide citation)

A system for recognizing handwritten characters, including pre-processing apparatus for generating a set of features for each handwritten character, a neural network disposed for operating on sparse data structures of those features and generating a set of confidence values for each possible charact ...


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Steven Nowlan: Mapping text and audio information in text messaging devices and methods therefor. Motorola, Roland K Bowler II, March 14, 2006: US07013154 (8 worldwide citation)

A text messaging device and methods including receiving a text message (510), determining whether text in the text message corresponds to reference text associated with audio information stored on the text messaging device (520), playing audio on the text messaging device corresponding to the audio ...


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Steven Nowlan, William F Zancho, Jon Godston, Kenneth W Douros, Maria B Thompson, Christopher W Drackett, Deborah A Matteo: Configuration management of an electronic device wherein a new configuration of the electronic device is selected based on attributes of an application. Motorola, May 26, 2009: US07539796 (2 worldwide citation)

A configuration of an electronic device (400) is managed by obtaining (1005) stakeholder attributes of a component resident in the electronic device from stakeholder requirements (FIGS. 7, 8) of one or more stakeholders and correlating (1020) the respective stakeholder attributes as well as availabl ...


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Steven Nowlan, Kenneth W Douros, Maria B Thompson, Deborah A Matteo: Theme records defining desired device characteristics and method of sharing. Motorola, Motorola, October 2, 2008: US20080244470-A1

An electronic device (130) uses a theme record (120) which defines themes desired for the electronic device. An example patriotic theme might call for red, white and blue screen colors. A processor compares the theme record (120) against at least components (140) of the electronic device to determin ...


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Christopher W Drackett, Deborah W Matteo, Steven Nowlan, William F Zancho, Jon Godston, Kenneth W Douros: Stakeholder certificates. Motorola, Motorola, October 2, 2008: US20080237337-A1

An electronic device (130) uses a record (122) which defines capabilities desired for the electronic device. The requirements of one or more stakeholders are entrusted using stakeholder priority certificates (136). Signatures in the stakeholder priority certificates are authenticated by a device (13 ...


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Steven Nowlan, William F Zancho, Jon Godston, Kenneth W Douros, Maria B Thompson, Christopher W Drackett, Deborah A Matteo: Configuration management of an electronic device. Motorola, Motorola, October 2, 2008: US20080243766-A1

A configuration of an electronic device (400) is managed by obtaining (1005) stakeholder attributes of a component resident in the electronic device from stakeholder requirements (FIGS. 7, 8) of one or more stakeholders and correlating (1020) the respective stakeholder attributes as well as availabl ...


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Gerald Thomas Panagrossi, Steven Nowlan: Touch screen device and method for co-extensively presenting text characters and rendering ink in a common area of a user interface. Motorola, October 31, 2002: US20020158923-A1

A touch screen device and method for co-extensively and contrastingly presenting text characters (34) and rendering ink (36) in a common area of a user interface. The text characters (34) and the rendering ink (36) are presented in relative contrast such that coextensive text characters (34) and ren ...