Search Patents
  • Patent number: 6421675
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method of updatig an internet search engine database with the results of a user's selection of specific web page listings from the general web page listing provided to the user as a result of his initial keyword search entry. By updating the database with the selections of many different users, the database can be updated to prioritize those web listings that have been selected the most with respect to a given keyword, and thereby presenting first the most popular web page listings in a subsequent search using the same keyword search entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: S. L. I. Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant James Ryan, Shaun William Ryan, Craig Matthew Ryan, Wayne Alistar Munro, Del Robinson
  • Patent number: 9460161
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining search results. The method may include receiving an at least partial search term, and identifying keywords based on the at least partial search term, wherein each keyword has an associated keyword measure based on the number of times each keyword has been previously searched for within a predetermined time period. For each keyword search results associated with the keyword may be identified, wherein each result has an associated search measure. A relevance measure may be determined for each result using the keyword measure the search measure, and used to provide at least one of the results as a search result for the at least partial search term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: S.L.I. SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Shaun William Ryan
  • Patent number: 9990442
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining search results. The method may include receiving an at least partial search term, and identifying keywords based on the at least partial search term, wherein each keyword has an associated keyword measure based on the number of times each keyword has been previously searched for within a predetermined time period. For each keyword search results associated with the keyword may be identified, wherein each result has an associated search measure. A relevance measure may be determined for each result using the keyword measure the search measure, and used to provide at least one of the results as a search result for the at least partial search term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: S.L.I. SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Shaun William Ryan
  • Publication number: 20120265756
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining search results. The method may include receiving an at least partial search term, and identifying keywords based on the at least partial search term, wherein each keyword has an associated keyword measure based on the number of times each keyword has been previously searched for within a predetermined time period. For each keyword search results associated with the keyword may be identified, wherein each result has an associated search measure. A relevance measure may be determined for each result using the keyword measure the search measure, and used to provide at least one of the results as a search result for the at least partial search term.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: S.L.I. Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Shaun William Ryan
  • Publication number: 20150046290
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining search results. The method may include receiving an at least partial search term, and identifying keywords based on the at least partial search term, wherein each keyword has an associated keyword measure based on the number of times each keyword has been previously searched for within a predetermined time period. For each keyword search results associated with the keyword may be identified, wherein each result has an associated search measure. A relevance measure may be determined for each result using the keyword measure the search measure, and used to provide at least one of the results as a search result for the at least partial search term.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: S.L.I. Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Shaun William Ryan
  • Publication number: 20110093456
    Abstract: A method of providing an Internet search results list in response to an Internet keywords search request includes: receiving a list of keywords, a list of web pages associated with the keywords in said list of keywords, and quality factors associated with keyword-web page combinations, the quality factors being determined from user activities in response to a site specific search request. The method further includes receiving the Internet keywords search request; retrieving a listing of web pages associated with keywords in the Internet keywords search request; ranking said web pages in said listing based upon associated quality factors to produce a ranked listing; and providing the ranked listing in response to the Internet keywords search request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: S.L.I. SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Shaun William RYAN, Wayne Alistair MUNRO, Jamie Glendinning ANSTICE, Geoffrey Michael BRASH, Michael Arthur GRANTHAM
  • Publication number: 20080154887
    Abstract: A method (50) of providing an Internet search results list in response to an Internet keywords search request is disclosed. The method (50) starts by receiving (60) a list of keywords, a list of web pages associated with the keywords in the list of keywords, and quality factors associated with keyword-web page combinations. The quality factors are determined from user activities in response to a site specific search request. An Internet keywords search request is next received (62). A listing of web pages associated with keywords in the Internet keywords search request is then retrieved (64). The web pages in the listing are ranked (66) based upon associated quality factors to produce a ranked listing. Finally, the ranked listing is provided (68) in response to the Internet keywords search request. A method (10) is disclosed of recording an association between web pages of a web site and keywords.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: S.L.I. Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun William Ryan, Wayne Alistair Munro, Jamie Glendinning Anstice, Geoffrey Michael Brash, Michael Arthur Grantham
  • Publication number: 20030055831
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method of updating an internet search engine database with the results of a user's selection of specific web page listings from the general web page listing provided to the user as a result of his initial keyword search entry. By updating the database with the selections of many different users, the database can be updated to prioritize those web listings that have been selected the most with respect to a given keyword, and thereby presenting first the most popular web page listings in a subsequent search using the same keyword search entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Applicant: S.L.I. SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Grant James Ryan, Shaun William Ryan, Craig Matthew Ryan, Wayne Alistar Munro, Del Robinson
  • Publication number: 20030088554
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method of updating an internet search engine database with the results of a user's selection of specific web page listings from the general web page listing provided to the user as a result of his initial keyword search entry. By updating the database with the selections of many different users, the database can be updated to prioritize those web listings that have been selected the most with respect to a given keyword, and thereby presenting first the most popular web page listings in a subsequent search using the same keyword search entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Applicant: S.L.I. SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Grant James Ryan, Shaun William Ryan, Craig Matthew Ryan, Wayne Alistar Munro, Del Robinson
  • Patent number: 7725422
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method of updating an internet search engine database with the results of a user's selection of specific web page listings from the general web page listing provided to the user as a result of his initial keyword search entry. By updating the database with the selections of many different users, the database can be updated to prioritize those web listings that have been selected the most with respect to a given keyword, and thereby presenting first the most popular web page listings in a subsequent search using the same keyword search entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: S.L.I. Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant James Ryan, Shaun William Ryan, Craig Matthew Ryan, Wayne Alistar Munro, Del Robinson
  • Patent number: 6151335
    Abstract: A digital subscriber line (DSL) communication system that utilizes the high frequency band of a standard telephone line does not require the use of a plain old telephone service (POTS) splitter in the resident's home, which provided isolation between the POTS frequency band (0 to 4 kHz) and the DSL frequency band. A digital subscriber line modem utilizes either constant envelope modulation or quadrature amplitude modulation for outputting DSL signals upstream to a central office. When a telephone in the resident's home is detected as being off-hook, then the constant envelope modulation is used by the DSL modem in order to lessen the intermodulation product distortion that results in audible noise heard by a user of the telephone. When the telephone is on-hook, then another type of modulation, such as QAM, is used to maximize the upstream data rate capability in the DSL frequency band, since any noise generated by the QAM is not a problem due to the non-use of the POTS frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Ko, David O. Anderton, Ismail I. Eldumiati, Steven A. Gronemeyer, Don L. Harmer, P. Michael Henderson, Joel D. Peshkin, Raphael Rahamim, Frederic M. Stubbe, John S. Walley, Kenneth S. Walley, Yongbing Wan, Edward S. Zuranski, Jamal Haque, Anthony A. Tzouris, Shrenik P. Patravali, Ganning Yang
  • Patent number: 5230065
    Abstract: A data processing system is disclosed in which a plurality of central processing units have access to all the system resources, i.e., have a peer relationship. During initialization of the data processing system, all the system resources are allocated to the individual central processing units according to a preselected distribution procedure, the identification of available resources thereafter being stored in the files of the individual central processing units. During the operation of the data processing system, the resources can be reallocated by a predetermined procedure. The central processing units entering such a relationship are required to include apparatus and/or software procedures that prevent access to system resources not assigned thereto. A mail box procedure, using locations in the main memory unit permit communication between the central processing units and are used in the dynamic allocation of resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: Bull HN Information Systems Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Curley, Thomas S. Hirsch, John C. Penney, Ileana S. Reisch, Theodore R. Staplin, Jr., David A. Wurz
  • Patent number: 7680625
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems, apparatus, and methods for monitoring a pipeline network having plural inspection sites. The system comprises a memory module associated with one or more inspection sites, with each memory module storing one or more performance parameters corresponding to the associated inspection site. The system also comprises a measuring device operable to collect performance data of each associated inspection site. The system further comprises a portable reader configured to read the memory module, and in association with the measuring device, to compare the one or more performance parameters with the performance data to validate the performance data while in proximity to the associated inspection site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignees: MacSema, Inc., EPI, L.P.
    Inventors: Jack I. Trowbridge, Jr., Ricky L. Wright, Delano S. Richie, David D Barton
  • Patent number: 6985508
    Abstract: An injection seeded modular gas discharge laser system capable of producing high quality pulsed laser beams at pulse rates of about 4,000 Hz or greater and at pulse energies of about 5 mJ or greater. Two separate discharge chambers are provided, one of which is a part of a master oscillator producing a very narrow band seed beam which is amplified in the second discharge chamber. The chambers can be controlled separately permitting separate optimization of wavelength parameters in the master oscillator and optimization of pulse energy parameters in the amplifying chamber. A preferred embodiment in an ArF excimer laser system configured as a MOPA and specifically designed for use as a light source for integrated circuit lithography. In the preferred MOPA embodiment, each chamber comprises a single tangential fan providing sufficient gas flow to permit operation at pulse rates of 4000 Hz or greater by clearing debris from the discharge region in less time than the approximately 0.25 milliseconds between pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Cymer, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Knowles, Daniel J. W. Brown, Herve A. Besaucele, David W. Meyers, Alexander I. Ershov, William N. Partlo, Richard L. Sandstrom, Palash P. Das, Stuart L. Anderson, Igor V. Fomenkov, Richard C. Ujazdowski, Eckehard D. Onkels, Richard M. Ness, Scott T. Smith, William G. Hulburd, Jeffrey Oicles
  • Patent number: 7173944
    Abstract: A digital subscriber line (DSL) communication system that utilizes the high frequency band of a standard telephone line does not require the use of a plain old telephone service (POTS) splitter in the resident's home, which provided isolation between the POTS frequency band (0 to 4 kHz) and the DSL frequency band. A digital subscriber line modem utilizes either constant envelope modulation or quadrature amplitude modulation for outputting DSL signals upstream to a central office. When a telephone in the resident's home is detected as being off-hook, then the constant envelope modulation is used by the DSL modem in order to lessen the intermodulation product distortion that results in audible noise heard by a user of the telephone. When the telephone is on-hook, then another type of modulation, such as QAM, is used to maximize the upstream data rate capability in the DSL frequency band, since any noise generated by the QAM is not a problem due to the non-use of the POTS frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Ko, David O. Anderton, Ismail I. Eldumiati, Steven A. Gronemeyer, Don L. Harmer, P. Michael Henderson, Joel D. Peshkin, Raphael Rahamim, Frederic M. Stubbe, John S. Walley, Kenneth S. Walley, Yongbing Wan, Edward S. Zuranski, Jamal Haque, Anthony A. Tzouris, Shrenik P. Patravali, Ganning Yang
  • Patent number: 10123731
    Abstract: A sensor including electrodes, a control module and a physical layer module. The electrodes are configured to (i) attach to a patient, and (ii) receive a first electromyographic signal from the patient. The control module is connected to the electrodes. The control module is configured to (i) detect the first electromyographic signal, and (ii) generate a first voltage signal. The physical layer module is configured to: receive a payload request from a console interface module or a nerve integrity monitoring device; and based on the payload request, (i) upconvert the first voltage signal to a first radio frequency signal, and (ii) wirelessly transmit the first radio frequency signal from the sensor to the console interface module or the nerve integrity monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Brown, John G. Pollock, Jeff R. Justis, Kevin L. McFarlin, Randal C. Schulhauser, Tyler S. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 5748470
    Abstract: A manufacturing system is disclosed which includes first and second control devices as well as a communication terminal which controls communication with the control devices. The communications terminal includes an interceptor module which receives information from the manufacturing device and provides this information to the first and second control devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: NEC Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur L. Hager, III, Brian E. Marchant, Shouping Chuang, Ki Duk Kim
  • Patent number: 10725507
    Abstract: An internal component and external interface arrangement for a cylindrical compact computing system is described that includes at least a structural heat sink having triangular shape disposed within a cylindrical volume defined by a cylindrical housing. A computing engine having a generally triangular shape is described having internal components that include a graphics processing unit (GPU) board, a central processing unit (CPU) board, an input/output (I/O) interface board, an interconnect board, and a power supply unit (PSU).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Caitlin Elizabeth Kalinowski, Richard D. Kosoglow, Joshua D. Banko, David H. Narajowski, Jonathan L. Berk, Michael E. Leclerc, Michael D. McBroom, Asif Iqbal, Paul S. Michelsen, Mark K. Sin, Paul A. Baker, Harold L. Sontag, Wai Ching Yuen, Matthew P. Casebolt, Kevin S. Fetterman, Alexander C. Calkins, Daniel L. McBroom
  • Patent number: 9964999
    Abstract: An internal component and external interface arrangement for a cylindrical compact computing system is described that includes at least a structural heat sink having triangular shape disposed within a cylindrical volume defined by a cylindrical housing. A computing engine having a generally triangular shape is described having internal components that include a graphics processing unit (GPU) board, a central processing unit (CPU) board, an input/output (I/O) interface board, an interconnect board, and a power supply unit (PSU).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Caitlin Elizabeth Kalinowski, Richard D. Kosoglow, Joshua D. Banko, David H. Narajowski, Jonathan L. Berk, Michael E. Leclerc, Michael D. McBroom, Asif Iqbal, Paul S. Michelsen, Mark K. Sin, Paul A. Baker, Harold L. Sontag, Wai Ching Yuen, Matthew P. Casebolt, Kevin S. Fetterman, Alexander C. Calkins, Daniel L. McBroom
  • Patent number: 9974206
    Abstract: An internal component and external interface arrangement for a cylindrical compact computing system is described that includes at least a structural heat sink having triangular shape disposed within a cylindrical volume defined by a cylindrical housing. A computing engine having a generally triangular shape is described having internal components that include a graphics processing unit (GPU) board, a central processing unit (CPU) board, an input/output (I/O) interface board, an interconnect board, and a power supply unit (PSU).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Caitlin Elizabeth Kalinowski, Richard D. Kosoglow, Joshua D. Banko, David H. Narajowski, Jonathan L. Berk, Michael E. Leclerc, Michael D. McBroom, Asif Iqbal, Paul S. Michelsen, Mark K. Sin, Paul A. Baker, Harold L. Sontag, Wai Ching Yuen, Matthew P. Casebolt, Kevin S. Fetterman, Alexander C. Calkins, Daniel L. McBroom
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