Patents - 1997

Method and apparatus for compression of low bit rate video signals
Avideh Zakhor and Ralph Neff
U.S. Patent 5,699,121. December 1997

Self-excited microelectromechanical device
Richard M. White, Seung Lee, James M. Bustillo and Gregory A. Campbell
U.S. Patent 5,696,491. December 1997

Method and apparatus for time dependent data transmission
Martin H. Graham, Matthew Taylor, Mark Miller and Kevin Braun
U.S. Patent 5,696,790. December 1997

Method for learning to infer the topical content of documents based upon their lexical content
Eric Saund and Marti Hearst
U.S. Patent 5,687,364. November 1997

Improved Rapidly Tunable Integrated Laser
Corrado Dragone and Ivan P. Kaminow
U.S. Patent 5,675,592. October 1997

Microfabricated reactor
M. Allen Northrup and Richard M. White
U.S. Patent 5,674,742. October 1997

Electrically programmable antifuse
Abdul Rahim Forouhi, Esmat Z. Hamdy, Chenming Hu and John L. McCollum
U.S. Patent 5,670,818. September 1997

Measurement-based method of optimizing the placement of antennas in a RF distribution system
David M. Cutrer, John B. Georges and Kam Y. Lau
U.S. Patent 5,668,562. September 1997

Method and apparatus for inferring the topical content of a document based upon its lexical content without supervision
Eric Saund and Marti Hearst
U.S. Patent 5,659,766. August 1997

CMOS integrated microsensor with a precision measurement circuit
William J. Kaiser, Kristofer S. J. Pister, Oscar M. Stafsudd, Phyllis R. Nelson and Amit Burstein
U.S. Patent 5,659,195. August 1997

Microfabricated reactor
M. Allen Northrup and Richard M. White
U.S. Patent 5,646,039. July 1997

Free-space integrated micro-pickup head for optical data storage and a micro-optical bench
Ming C. Wu and Lih-Yuan Lin
U.S. Patent 5,646,928. July 1997

Sub-ground plane for micromachined device
Roger T. Howe, Richard S. Payne and Stephen F. Bart
U.S. Patent 5,639,542. June 1997

Microfabricated reactor
M. Allen Northrup and Richard M. White
U.S. Patent 5,639,423. June 1997

Conductive plane beneath suspended microstructure
Kevin Hin-Leung Chau, Roger T. Howe, Richard S. Payne, Yang Zhao, Theresa A. Core and Steven J. Sherman
U.S. Patent 5,640,039. June 1997

Cantilever pressure transducer
Seung S. Lee, Richard M. White and Albert P. Pisano
U.S. Patent 5,633,552. May 1997

ESD and hot carrier resistant integrated circuit structure
Yi-Hen Wei, Ying T. Loh, Chung S. Wang and Chenming Hu
U.S. Patent 5,631,485. May 1997

Apparatus and method for optically transmitting electrical signals in the 20-300 gigahertz frequency range
John B. Georges and Kam Y. Lau
U.S. Patent 5,631,916. May 1997

Electrostatically-controlled cantilever apparatus for continuous tuning of the resonance wavelength of a Fabry-Perot cavity
Constance J. Chang-Hasnain, Edward C. Vail and Marianne S. Wu
U.S. Patent 5,629,951. May 1997

CMOS transistor network to gate level model extractor for simulation, verification and test generation
Sandip Kundu, Andreas Kuehlmann and Arvind Srinivasan
U.S. Patent 5,629,858. May 1997

Semiconductor laser geometry for broad-angle far-field addressing
Yan Sun, Daniel A. Francis, Stephen A. Biellak and Constance J. Chang-Hasnain
U.S. Patent 5,627,852. May 1997

High-temperature superconducting Josephson devices having a barrier layer of a doped, cubic crystalline, conductive oxide material
David K. Chin and Theodore Van Duzer
U.S. Patent 5,627,139. May 1997

Optically Restorable WDM Ring Network Using Simple Add/Drop Circuitry
Christopher R. Doerr, Bernard Glance and Ivan P. Kaminow
U.S. Patent 5,625,478. April 1997

Combined Wavelength Router and Switch Apparatus for Use in a Wavelength Division Multiplexed Optical Communication System
Ivan P. Kaminow and Hisashi Kobayashi
U.S. Patent 5,623,356. April 1997

System for packetizing data encoded corresponding to priority levels where reconstructed data corresponds to fractionalized priority level and received fractionalized packets
Andres Albanese, Michael G. Luby, Johannes F. Bloemer and Jeffrey A. Edmonds
U.S. Patent 5,617,541. April 1997

Microelectromechanical-based power meter
Gregory A. Campbell and Richard M. White
U.S. Patent 5,617,020. April 1997

Renegotiated bit-rate service system and method
Matthias Grossglauser, Srinivasan Keshav and David Tse
U.S. Patent 5,604,731. February 1997

Method of fabricating a self-aligned high speed MOSFET device
Chenming Hu and Hsing-Jen Wann
U.S. Patent 5,599,728. February 1997

Microelectromechanical powerline monitoring apparatus
Richard M. White and Gregory A. Campbell
U.S. Patent 5,594,331. January 1997

Ultrasonic position sensor
Richard M. White, Stuart Wenzel and Eric R. Minami
U.S. Patent 5,591,914. January 1997

System and method for selecting cache server based on transmission and storage factors for efficient delivery of multimedia information in a hierarchical network of servers
Christos Papadimitriou and P. Venkat Rangan
U.S. Patent 5,592,626. January 1997

IC-processed microneedles
Liwei Lin and Albert P. Pisano
U.S. Patent 5,591,139. January 1997