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Emacs has a feature for that (sentence-end-double-space). I checked out the sources from 1994 and this option was in fact there at that time. What happens when two spaces are encountered is configurable by the user, a period is not specified. It is however obvious by the name of the option that it signifies that the sentence has ended. From the EMACS ...


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GUI Capture and replay testing using bitmaps is mentioned here as problematic(1997): http://www.imbus.de/forschung/pie-gui-test/how-to-automate-testing-of-graphical-user-interfaces/ Model based GUI Testing (Apr 15, 2003): Uses bitmaps if no other option is available http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.167.3983&rep=rep1&type=pdf ...


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This patent utilizes the most common portrait lens, the 85mm, on a lighting setup that has been in common use for decades. This would only make sense to someone who knows nothing about commercial photography. I see it was filed in 2011 so it isn't like they were short on time to do a thorough review. There is nothing new or novel about this procedure.


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1999: General prior art on "progress indicators": http://www.mit.edu/~jtidwell/language/progress_indicator.html Relating to using animations: "Animation is often used to good effect in this pattern; motion draws the user's attention, and its cessation implies a new relaxed, stable state of being ("the process is done, so you can relax now")." 2006: ...


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This is a pop fly if you know your image formats. Take for example the Progressive JPEG format, which is originally from ISO/IEC 10918, which dates to 1994: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/formats/fdd/fdd000017.shtml This shows early pixels in a blocky format while the image continues to download. Progressive JPEGs weren't original either, they were ...


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These claims read like the feature list of the Enterprise Objects Framework introduced by Next in 1994, as part of their software development platform written in Objective-C. It was also part of their WebObjects web development platform, introduced in 1996. In 1999 they released a Java version of WebObjects, including EOF translated to Java. Here is an EOF ...


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Non-Cited Prior Art Found I find it amusing that Jesse Aronstein was mentioned via patent US4741242 in the asserted US8502060 patent, yet Aronstein's US4457203 was not. I know that all inventors get a bug in them and never stop inventing. I know if you've ever had a patent, you want more. Why would you cite someone in your patent and not do your full ...


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Drum tuning as compared to tuning most musical instruments does not involve detecting simple series of harmonically related notes (same note in different octaves), but different unrelated notes generated by the sundry different length physical paths that different head resonances travel over. 060 claim 1 with several means combined describes applying a ...


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This is a PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) application. As such, it is never granted. The PCT system allows one application to stand for 140+ applications in as many locations. Only those actual patent offices can grant a patent. In any case, even if you pulled up the publication of a US application that had subsequently resulted in an issued patent, that ...


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This patent may be specific, but certainly not novel. See Avedon, or any product photo in recent years. This is a great example of the system off its rails restraining innovation, and this is from someone who love Amazon.


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Also, I don't think that specific prior art is the issue here. Given the problem this is solving, a person skilled in the art would have come to this solution. Therefore, it is not an invention. There is no inventive step, only application of the art. The Wikipedia page says: "Further, the combination of previously known elements can be considered obvious. ...


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As far as prior art, here is a post from 2007 describing this as a "classic method". http://photo.net/photography-lighting-equipment-techniques-forum/00JWlT The specifics of the settings are built in settings on the camera and that is probably the most commonly used portrait lens so nothing is being invented. To put it another way, this would be like ...


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I assume you are talking about the US for the formats. The application number is assigned when the application is filed at the USPTO. It is of the format "16/123456". The publication number is assigned when the application is published (usually 18 months after it was filed). It is of the format "2016/0123456". The patent number is assigned if the ...


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The (then) Borland (today: Embarcadero) Delphi programming language & RAD development environment has been accessing databases with objects since at least 1995. Delphi is both the name of an the "Object Pascal" programming language and a RAD Object Oriented Integrated Development Environment, which since it's first version provided objects for ...


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"Improving Web Server Performance by Caching Dynamic Data" (with Jim Challenger). In Proceedings of the USENIX 1997 Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems (USITS '97), Monterey, CA, December 1997.


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HTTP State Management Mechanism by David M. Kristol of AT&T Bell Laboratories and Lou Montulli of Netscape Communications Corp from February 1997 http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2109.txt This memo explains the creation of cookies to track users and gives examples of usage including "a magazine browsing system, in which a user's previous reading affects which ...


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It really looks like the Sikuli project. Sikuli Script automates anything you see on the screen. It uses image recognition to identify and control GUI components. It is useful when there is no easy access to a GUI's internal or source code. They have two academic papers that can be useful to represent Prior Art: Sikuli: Using GUI Screenshots for ...


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1) us5600789, FIG. 15 (1992) Automated GUI testing in which machine 1 executes a test which monitors and controls a GUI running on machine 2. Looks pretty solid. 2) us5634002 Citations on front page look helpful. 3) US 2002/0029259 (1991) At least the key features, if not all. 4) User Interface Softbots (Sept 2003) "This thesis focuses on the concept ...


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Microsoft had code that does this same thing with a limited language set (those supported by .NET), but it wasn't done on a server, it was done in Visual Studio. It's been around since VS 2008 at least, but I'm not sure it's specific enough for this patent.


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Cited Prior Art - Useful for Reexamination US Patent Application: US20100212475 Dr Rob Toulson, Priority Date July 13, 2007 This patent is being explored and compared here, for the possibility of reexamination. MPEP 2216 says "The legal standard for ordering ex parte reexamination, as set forth in 35 U.S.C. 303(a), requires a substantial new question ...


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Unfortunately the 20100212475 by Toulson is listed on the face of the 8502060 patent. AFAIK that means that there is a presumption (albeit rebuttable) that this document was reviewed by the Patent Examiner and that the CLAIMS of the 8502060 application were nonetheless patentably novel and nonobvious over the Toulson reference.* In a normal 3rd party ex ...


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The frequency selection bit of this all puzzles me in the sense of how they patented frequencies above a sound level. Looking into several documents online, I discover on WikiPedia Pitch Detection Algorithm (PDA) which is the obvious: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitch_detection_algorithm A pitch detection algorithm (PDA) is an algorithm designed to ...


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Non-Cited Prior Art US6140568 (Priority Date: Nov 6, 1997) This is a great example. Title: System and method for automatically detecting a set of fundamental frequencies simultaneously present in an audio signal ABSTRACT A system and method for automatically detecting and identifying a plurality of frequencies simultaneously present in an audio signal, as ...


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Non-Cited Prior Art US4823667 (Priority Date: Jun 22, 1987) Title: Guitar controlled electronic musical instrument Claim 1 - Predetermined Threshold ... a threshold detect unit whereby an on-signal is generated if said envelope of said string waveshape signal is greater than or equal to a prespecified threshold signal amplitude and whereby an off-signal is ...


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Considering the substantial new question of patentability with prior art that was found in such a short time (5 days so far), one would be curious to how the patent was approved. Information from USPTO Public Pair System To obtain this patent information, go to the search, select Patent, and enter: 8502060 in the search box. It will display the Application ...


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Non-Cited Prior Art Found ACOUSTIC ANALYSIS AND TUNING OF CYLINDRICAL MEMBRANOPHONES Authors: PHILLIP, GILES, MACGILLIVRAY, RICHARDSON Date: Aug-2010 Anglia Ruskin University This document is over 100 pages and contains several references to Toulson, and others. It also depicts the peak selection (predetermined threshold in '060) and filtering means. ...


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NON-CITED Prior Art (1999) ELECTRONIC GUITAR TUNER by Kathleen Wettstein and Adam Wunderlich May 4, 1999 http://courses.engr.illinois.edu/ece445/projects/.../project45_final_paper.doc I found this old 1999 document on 3 examples of basic guitar tuners. This document also has considerable mention of peak detection and only allowing portions of the signal ...


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http://www.technick.net/public/code/cp_dpage.php?aiocp_dp=guide_dft_db_display "Music 320 Background Reader" by Julius O. Smith III, (Course Background Reader, Music 320). Copyright © 2001-01-02 by Julius O. Smith III. - Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University. This is a modified ...


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Frequency based criterion for distinguishing tonal and noisy spectral components http://www.cscjournals.org/csc/manuscript/Journals/SPIJ/volume4/Issue1/SPIJ-56.pdf International Journal of Computer Science and Security, Volume (4): Issue (1) by M. Kulesza No copyright notice in casual glance, however, no references cited beyond 2009.


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I would like to offer my insight. I have asked my professor to present this in class as we are learning about FFT and DSP signal analysis. Perhaps my classmates can join in. Part of audio training is learning about Apple's Audio Units. Audio Units have been the cornerstone in apple's audio development for years and is utilized by developers that all would ...


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