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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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Lawrence Au: Topological methods to organize semantic network data flows for conversational applications. August 17, 2004: US06778970 (154 worldwide citation)

A system and methods for enforcing uniform branching of node-to-node inheritance links within semantic networks, to control data flows to and from such networks in conversational applications. Enforced uniform branching criteria converge the population of directly connected nodes of each node toward ...


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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 (143 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 ...


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William Monroe Turpin: Development system and methods for visually creating goal oriented electronic form applications having decision trees. Borland International, John A Smart, Michael J Ritter, June 17, 1997: US05640501 (140 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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Bernard N Dickman, Nancy E Mond, Arunkumar R Patel: Visual programming of telephone network call processing logic. Bell Communications Research, Leonard Charles Suchyta, Joseph Giordano, June 21, 1994: US05323452 (140 worldwide citation)

A system and method for creating and modifying intelligent telephone network call processing logic trees which can be customized for individual customers and created in a user-friendly visual environment (10, 15, FIG. 3-5). Service primitives are defined as logical graph nodes (20, FIG. 2, FIG. 3) w ...


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William Abraham Pearlman, Amir Said: Data compression using set partitioning in hierarchical trees. PrimaComp, Raymond H J Powell Jr, June 9, 1998: US05764807 (139 worldwide citation)

A data compression technique includes a subband decomposition of a source image followed by coding of the coefficients of the resultant subband decomposition for storage and/or transmission. During coding, three ordered lists are used comprising a list of significant pixels (LSP), a list of insignif ...


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James Conklin: Methods and apparatus for determining focal points of clusters in a tree structure. Orack Corporation, Stattler Johansen & Adeli, July 2, 2002: US06415283 (139 worldwide citation)

A cluster processing system determines at least one focal node on a hierarchically arranged tree structure of nodes based on attributes of a data set. The data set comprises a plurality of data set attributes with associated weight values. The cluster processing system selects a set of nodes from th ...


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Purushottam Madhukar Kulkarni: Interactive records and groups of records in an address book database. Microsoft Corporation, Jones & Askew, September 7, 1999: US05950193 (137 worldwide citation)

An address book database includes household records in addition to contact records and group records. A household record contains a household distribution list that identifies a household group of contact records and a family group of contact records. The household distribution list further contains ...


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Irene Katzela, Malathi Veeraraghavan: Virtual trees routing protocol for an ATM-based mobile network. Lucent Technologies, February 16, 1999: US05872773 (137 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a system and method for routing cells in a wireless communications network, wherein the communications network includes a plurality of switching nodes and the cells are routed according to destination-rooted virtual path identifier (VPI) trees. The present invention includes ...


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Mohamed Abdel Mottaleb, Ahmed Elgammal: Method for detecting a face in a digital image. Philips Electronics North America, July 17, 2001: US06263113 (136 worldwide citation)

In order to detect a face disposed within a digital image, the pixels of the image are grouped based on whether they are skin color. The edges of the skin colored areas are removed by eliminating pixels that have surrounding pixels with a high variance in the luminance component. The resulting conne ...



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