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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 (159 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 (157 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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Michael Freeman: Interactive telephone answering system. Hubbell Cohen Stiefel & Gross, December 13, 1983: US04420656 (155 worldwide citation)

An interactive telephone answering system (20) connectable to a captured telephone line (26) is responsive to the detection (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42) of tones transmitted by the calling party from the keypad of a Touch-Tone phone for enabling caller selectable routing of an incoming call to a desired ...


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Roland Kuhn, Jean Claude Junqua: Method for letter-to-sound in text-to-speech synthesis. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co, Harness Dickey & Pierce, February 22, 2000: US06029132 (155 worldwide citation)

A two-stage pronunciation generator utilizes mixed decision trees that includes a network of yes-no questions about letter, syntax, context, and dialect in a spelled word sequence. A second stage utilizes decision trees that includes a network of yes-no questions about adjacent phonemes in the phone ...


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Steven M Goetz: Selection of neurostimulator parameter configurations using decision trees. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, November 10, 2009: US07617002 (154 worldwide citation)

A selection of parameter configurations for a neurostimulator using decision trees may be employed by a programming device to allow a clinician or other user to select parameter configurations, and then program an implantable neurostimulator to deliver therapy using the selected parameter configurat ...


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WORRELL Barry C, NORVELL David K, SCHEIB Charles J, SHELTON Frederick E IV, STROBL Geoffrey S, SWAYZE Jeffrey S, TREES Gregory A, ZERKLE Jason E, MONTGOMERY Kevin M: ÉLÉMENTS DARTICULATION POUR DISPOSITIF CHIRURGICAL ARTICULÉ, ARTICULATION JOINT FEATURES FOR ARTICULATING SURGICAL DEVICE. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, WORRELL Barry C, NORVELL David K, SCHEIB Charles J, SHELTON Frederick E IV, STROBL Geoffrey S, SWAYZE Jeffrey S, TREES Gregory A, ZERKLE Jason E, MONTGOMERY Kevin M, JOHNSON Philip S, March 29, 2012: WO/2012/040438 (152 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical device comprises a body, an end effector, a cutting member, and a shaft. The end effector includes a pair of jaws that are operable to deliver RF energy to tissue that is clamped between the jaws. The cutting member is operable to sever tissue that is clamped between the jaws. The ...


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MONSON Gavin M, TREES Gregory A, LEATHER Gordon J, STOCKS David J, DAILY Christopher E, SNOWDON David A, EVANS John Hefin Bowen, RUDDENKLAU David I, GREEN Alan E, LEE Robin M, ROBERTS Paul C, CHAN Wai, JACKSON Thomas: [fr] INSTRUMENT MÉDICAL, [en] MEDICAL INSTRUMENT. MONSON Gavin M, TREES Gregory A, LEATHER Gordon J, STOCKS David J, DAILY Christopher E, SNOWDON David A, EVANS John Hefin Bowen, RUDDENKLAU David I, GREEN Alan E, LEE Robin M, ROBERTS Paul C, CHAN Wai, JACKSON Thomas, ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, CAPRIOTTI Roberto, May 2, 2013: WO/2013/062978 (149 worldwide citation)

[en] A medical instrument is disclosed. The medical instrument includes a housing and a handle for gripping by a user, an end effector coupled to the handle and having at least one electrical contact, a battery, and a radio frequency (RF) generation circuit coupled to and operated by the battery. Th ...


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Federwisch Michael L, Manley Stephen L, Owara Shane S, Kleiman Steven R: System and method for determining and transmitting changes in snapshots. Network Appliance, October 1, 2003: EP1349088-A2 (148 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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Roland Kuhn, Jean Claude Junqua, Matteo Contolini: Method and apparatus using decision trees to generate and score multiple pronunciations for a spelled word. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, January 18, 2000: US06016471 (147 worldwide citation)

The mixed decision tree includes a network of yes-no questions about adjacent letters in a spelled word sequence and also about adjacent phonemes in the phoneme sequence corresponding to the spelled word sequence. Leaf nodes of the mixed decision tree provide information about which phonetic transcr ...


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Allen L Gorin, Patrick A Makofsky, Nancy Morton, Neal C Oliver, Richard R Shively, Christopher A Stanziola: Reconfigurable signal processor. AT&T Bell Laboratories, Charles E Graves, May 28, 1991: US05020059 (146 worldwide citation)

An interconnection scheme among the processing elements ("PEs") of a multiprocessor computing architecture realizes, through PE reconfiguration, both fault tolerance and a wide variety of different processing topologies including binary trees and linear systolic arrays. By using a novel variant on a ...