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Philip A Chou: Image recognition method using two-dimensional stochastic grammars. At&T Bell Laboratories, J W Herndon, May 28, 1991: US05020112 (180 worldwide citation)

A method of automatically identifying bitmapped image objects. Each of a set of templates in an object template library is compared with all areas of like size of a bitmapped image. A set of signals is generated for each such comparison that satisfies a defined matching criteria between the template ...


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Michael L Federwisch, Shane S Owara, Stephen L Manley, Steven R Kleiman: System and method for determining changes in two snapshots and for transmitting changes to destination snapshot. Network Appliance, Cesari and McKenna, January 31, 2006: US06993539 (176 worldwide citation)

A system and method for remote asynchronous replication or mirroring of changes in a source file system snapshot in a destination replica file system using a scan (via a scanner) of the blocks that make up two versions of a snapshot of the source file system, which identifies changed blocks in the r ...


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Michael Fine, Silvano Gai, Keith McCloghrie: Shared spanning tree protocol. Cisco Technology, Cesari and McKenna, February 13, 2001: US06188694 (174 worldwide citation)

A shared spanning tree protocol (SSTP) creates a plurality of spanning trees (i.e., loop-free paths) which are shared among one or more virtual local area network (VLAN) designations for data transmission within a computer network. Each shared spanning tree includes and is defined by a primary VLAN ...


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Asta Khavakh, William McDonough, Oleg Voloshin, Yaoguang Wang: Method and system for route calculation in a navigation application. Navigation Technologies, Frank J Kozak, Lawrence M Kaplan, February 20, 2001: US06192314 (172 worldwide citation)

A program and method for route calculation for use with a navigation system and used with a map database that represents a road network in a geographic region. A route calculation program is adapted to find at least one solution route between a first location on a road network and a second location ...


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Norimitsu Sako: Logic circuit utilizing pass transistors and logic gate. Kawasaki Steel Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, July 4, 2000: US06084437 (171 worldwide citation)

A logic circuit combines a plurality of pass-transistor logic trees and a multiple-input logic gate for receiving intermediate logic signals from the respective pass-transistor logic trees, and can express a complex logical operation while decreasing the number of stages in pass-transistor logic tre ...


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Thomas A Spoto, Hiroshi Higashide, James S Rankin II: Method and system for processing and presenting on-line, multimedia information in a tree structure. Ford Motor Company, Joseph W Malleck, Roger L May, July 23, 1996: US05539869 (170 worldwide citation)

Method and system are provided for processing and presenting on-line, multimedia information such as diagnostic information for a machine tool. The system uses multimedia information tools (i.e. graphics, documentation, drawings, photographs, full motion video with audio, PLC ladder, etc.) and techn ...


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TREES GREGORY A: Surgical instrument. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, Johnson Philip S, April 14, 2011: WO/2011/044343 (169 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument can comprise a first drive system for advancing a knife bar between a first position and a second position in order to close a jaw, and a second drive system for advancing the knife bar between the second position and a third position. The instrument can comprise a lock engaged ...


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DAVISON Mark A, BOUDREAUX Chad P, KILLINGER Scott B, BATROSS Jonathan T, GIORDANO James R, TREES Gregory A, WANG Bingshi, VOEGELE Aaron C, NORVELL David, BARBERA Nathaniel F, FELDER Kevin D: INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL DOTÉ DUN ÉLÉMENT À MÂCHOIRES, SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH JAW MEMBER. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, DAVISON Mark A, BOUDREAUX Chad P, KILLINGER Scott B, BATROSS Jonathan T, GIORDANO James R, TREES Gregory A, WANG Bingshi, VOEGELE Aaron C, NORVELL David, BARBERA Nathaniel F, FELDER Kevin D, JOHNSON Philip S, April 5, 2012: WO/2012/044606 (163 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for supplying energy to tissue may comprise a handle, a trigger, an electrical input, and a shaft extending from the handle. The surgical instrument may comprise and end effector first and second tissue engaging surfaces that are slanted with respect to a transection plane. The ...


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Paul C David, Gerhard A Schneider, Matthew W Calkins, Oreste Dorin Ungureanu, Ashraf Michail, Andrey E Arsov, Leonardo E Blanco: System and method for managing visual structure, timing, and animation in a graphics processing system. Microsoft Corporation, Law Offices of Albert S Michalik PLLC, August 8, 2006: US07088374 (157 worldwide citation)

A visual tree structure as specified by a program is constructed and maintained by a visual system's user interface thread. As needed, the tree structure is traversed on the UI thread, with changes compiled into change queues. A secondary rendering thread that handles animation and graphical composi ...


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William Monroe Turpin, Kevin Lane Brown, Steven Ward Bogrett: Graphical programming system and methods for assisting a user with creating screen objects on a screen device. Borland International, John A Smart, David N Slone, April 28, 1998: US05745712 (155 worldwide citation)

A system for creation and completion of goal oriented electronic forms creates a graphical image data file which defines: a graphical image of a form for display and printing; a graphical image of tree branches, tree nodes, and conclusions in association with fields of the form; reading and writing ...



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