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Steven Hoffberg, Linda Hoffberg Borghesani: Media recording device with packet data interface. Milde & Hoffberg, October 28, 2003: US06640145 (634 worldwide citation)

An intelligent media device, comprising a packet data communications interface; a media communication interface for receiving audio and/or video data; a digital memory for persistently storing received audio and/or video data; and an intelligent server for generating a virtual interface for controll ...


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Steven Hoffberg, Linda Hoffberg Borghesani: Media recording device with remote graphic user interface. Milde & Hoffberg, February 28, 2006: US07006881 (568 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for processing digital media signals, comprising a digital processor for controlling the apparatus; a graphic user interface, having a wireless remote control providing a command input to the processor; a network interface for transmitting digital information from the processor to a rem ...


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James R Allard: Method and system for remote control of mobile robot. iRobot Corporation, Glen D Weinstein Esq, Lucash Gesmer & Updegrove, March 18, 2003: US06535793 (452 worldwide citation)

Methods of remote control of a mobile robot and an intuitive user interface for remotely controlling a mobile robot are provided. Using a point-and-click device (


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Frederick E Shelton IV: Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 15, 2010: US07738971 (413 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument with a programmable control unit and methods for programming the control unit while the surgical instrument is in a sterile container. The method may comprise packaging the surgical instrument in the container and then sterilizing the surgical instrument while the surgical inst ...


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William C Nowlin, Gary S Guthart, Robert G Younge, Thomas G Cooper, Craig Gerbi, Steven J Blumenkranz, Dean F Hoornaert: Grip strength with tactile feedback for robotic surgery. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 15, 2003: US06594552 (370 worldwide citation)

Surgical robots and other telepresence systems have enhanced grip actuation for manipulating tissues and objects with small sizes. A master/slave system is used in which an error signal or gain is artificially altered when grip members are near a closed configuration.


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Toshikazu Umatate, Hiroyuki Suzuki: Method for successive alignment of chip patterns on a substrate. Nippon Kogaku, Shapiro and Shapiro, October 25, 1988: US04780617 (336 worldwide citation)

A method for successive alignment of each of a plurality of chip patterns regularly arranged on a substrate to a reference position comprises moving the substrate so as to successively make selected chip patterns correspond to the reference position in accordance with design data representative of t ...


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Vincent D Abrams, Alexander Edwin Izzard III, Glen Cunningham, Kenneth R Parker, Timothy E Woods: Appliance communication and control system and appliances for use in same. Sunbeam Products, Lawrence J Shurupoff, July 1, 2003: US06587739 (328 worldwide citation)

A system of intelligent appliances coupled by common household power lines or wireless links. In particular, the system includes one of more of a kitchen console, a breadmaker, a slow cooker, and a rice cooker/steamer. One or more of the appliances serves as a system controller and may include a fur ...


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Andre Colens: Mobile robots and their control system. Morgan Lewis & Bockius, May 14, 2002: US06389329 (286 worldwide citation)

System of guidance and positioning relative to a fixed station (