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 ...

Jean A Setterstrom, John E Van Hamont, Robert H Reid, Elliot Jacob, Ramasubbu Jeyanthi, Edgar C Boedeker, Charles E McQueen, Daniel L Jarboe, Frederick Cassels, William Brown, Curt Thies, Thomas R Tice, F Donald Roberts, Phil Friden: Therapeutic treatment and prevention of infections with a bioactive materials encapsulated within a biodegradable-biocompatible polymeric matrix. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Army, Caroline Nash, Elizabeth Arwine, October 30, 2001: US06309669 (198 worldwide citation)

Novel burst-free, sustained release biocompatible and biodegrable microcapsules which can be programmed to release their active core for variable durations ranging from 1-100 days in an aqueous physiological environment. The microcapsules are comprised of a core of polypeptide or other biologically ...

Anni Rosa Coden, Eric William Brown: System, method and apparatus providing collateral information for a video/audio stream. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle L, November 9, 2004: US06816858 (155 worldwide citation)

A system and method is disclosed for performing Automatic Stream Analysis for Broadcast Information which takes speech audio as input, converts the audio stream into text using a speech recognition system, applies a variety of analyzers to the text stream to identify information elements, automatica ...

Eric William Brown, Anni R Coden, John Martin Prager, Dragomir Radkov Radev: System, method and program product for answering questions using a search engine. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello, December 16, 2003: US06665666 (102 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a system, method, and program product that comprises a computer with a collection of documents to be searched. The documents contain free form (natural language) text. We define a set of labels called QA-Tokens, which function as abstractions of phrases or question-types. We ...

James Sachs, William S Leshner, Brady Duga, Garth Conboy, Andrew Marder, Thomas William Brown: System and method to efficiently generate and switch page display views on a portable electronic book. Softbook Press, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, December 10, 2002: US06493734 (92 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system and method to efficiently generate and switch page display views on a portable electronic book. The method includes generating an ebook binary file including a plurality of book views, each of the plurality of book views including information needed to generat ...

Eric William Brown, John Martin Prager: Identifying duplicate documents from search results without comparing document content. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Whitham Curtis & Whitham Percello, June 15, 1999: US05913208 (78 worldwide citation)

A computer system has a document collection of one or more documents and one or more indexes that each include an inverted file with one or more terms. Each of the terms is associated with one or more document identifiers. The index further includes a document catalog that associates each of the doc ...

Harald Herchen, Walter Merry, William Brown: Etch enhancement using an improved gas distribution plate. Applied Materials, Michael A Glenn, October 13, 1998: US05819434 (78 worldwide citation)

A thin gas distribution plate is provided, consistent with requirements for mechanical rigidity and strength. The gas distribution plate has sufficiently low mass to permit rapid heating to an equilibrium temperature as determined by radiated heat loss. The gas distribution plate has a thinner centr ...

Colin William Brown, Gerald Leslie Hart, Guy Edward Naish, Kishen Gohil, Mónica Mascato Dominguez: Thermal vaporizer, container for the thermal vaporizer and a thermal vaporizer assembly. Zelnova, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, August 5, 2003: US06603924 (60 worldwide citation)

A thermal vaporizer for a liquid formulation comprising a volatile active, a container for said vaporizer and a thermal vaporizer assembly. The vaporizer (A) comprises a housing (

James William Brown, Bruce Herbert Raeder, Masayuki Shinkai: Method for finishing edges of glass sheets. Corning Incorporated, Angela N Nwaneri, Maurice M Klee, Silvy A Murphy, December 4, 2001: US06325704 (52 worldwide citation)

A method for edge finishing glass sheets. Glass sheets are separated into desired sizes, after which the edges of the glass sheets are finished using first grinding wheels to grind the edges, followed by polishing wheels to round off the ground edges by contacting and moving the edges of the glass s ...

Richard William Brown: Method and apparatus for customizing cosmetic products. Elizabeth Arden Company, Milton L Honig, May 11, 1999: US05903465 (51 worldwide citation)

A machine is provided for customizing a cosmetic product at point of sale to a customer. The dispensing machine of the invention includes a mechanism for receiving operating instructions about a customer's optimal formula; a series of dispensers each containing a different cosmetic composition; a me ...