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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 (162 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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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 (162 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 (157 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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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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David Allan, Nigel Bragg, Paul Unbehagen, Peter Ashwood Smith, Yin Guoli: Method and apparatus for exchanging routing information and the establishment of connectivity across multiple network areas. Rockstar Bidco, Anderson Gorecki & Manaras, July 17, 2012: US08223668 (155 worldwide citation)

Routes may be installed across multiple link state protocol controlled Ethernet network areas by causing ABBs to leak I-SID information advertised by BEBs a L1 network area into an L2 network area. ABBs will only leak I-SIDs for BEBs where it is the closest ABB for that BEB. Where another ABB on the ...


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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, 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 (154 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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Brian F White, Ivan P Bretan, Mohammad A Sanamrad: Method and apparatus for paraphrasing information contained in logical forms. International Business Machines Corporation, Joseph C Redmond Jr, Lauren C Bruzzone, August 17, 1993: US05237502 (153 worldwide citation)

A computer implemented system creates natural language paraphrases of information contained in a logical form, where the logical form may be a representation of a natural language expression. (Logical forms are widely used by database query systems and machine translation systems and are typically f ...


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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 (153 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 (150 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 ...