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PATENTS

Lyon & Harr, LLP attorneys have written and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in a wide variety of technological fields.

In particular, our attorneys consider themselves to be experts at preparing and prosecuting patent applications for complex algorithm-based computer-implemented inventions.

Lyon & Harr, LLP attorneys have extensive technical education and experience and are well-suited to prepare and prosecute patents in the most complex technologies. Members of our law firm have prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the following fields:

Computer Software
Computer Hardware
Computer Architecture
Electronics
Electro-Optics
Electro-Mechanics
Robotics
Semiconductor Devices
Semiconductor Fabrication
Medical Devices
Mechanical Devices
Material Science
Image Recording
Image Processing
Communications

EXEMPLARY ISSUED PATENTS

Listed below is a small sample of the hundreds of patents that members of our law firm have prosecuted to final issuance.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, NEURAL NETWORKS AND LEARNING SYSTEMS

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COMPUTING HARDWARE AND CONTROL

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ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

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  • Pat. No. 7428309 Analog Preamplifier Measurement for a Microphone Array
  • Pat. No. 8213598 Harmonic Distortion Residual Echo Suppression
  • Pat. No. 8077641 Echo Cancellation for Channels with Unknown Time-Varying Gain
  • Pat. No. 7746383 Photodiode CMOS Imager with Column-Feedback Soft-Reset for Imaging under Ultra-Low Illumination and with High Dynamic Range
  • Pat. No. 7460160 Multispectral Digital Camera Employing Both Visible Light and Non-Visible Light Sensing on a Single Image Sensor

HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERFACES

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  • Pat. No. 8170656 Wireless Electromyography Hardware for Wearable Always Available Input
  • Pat. No. 8264455 Mapping of Physical Controls for Surface Computing
  • Pat. No. 7725395 System and Method for Devising a Human Interactive Proof That Determines Whether a Remote Client Is a Human Or a Computer Program
  • Pat. No. 8099288 Text-Dependent Speaker Verification
  • Pat. No. 7519682 Wireless Programmable User Interaction System with Machine Readable Tags for Physical Objects

IMAGE PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS

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  • Pat. No. 8165389 Adaptive Interpolation with Artifact Reduction of Images
  • Pat. No. 7460730 Video Registration and Image Sequence Stitching
  • Pat. No. 7324687 Color Segmentation-Based Stereo Reconstruction System and Process Employing Boundary Matting
  • Pat. No. 7113185 System and Method for Automatically Learning Flexible Sprites in Video Layers
  • Pat. No. 8139650 Fast Noise Reduction in Digital Images and Video

MECHANICAL AND ELECTRO-MECHANICAL DEVICES

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MEDICAL DEVICES AND SOFTWARE

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  • Pat. No. 7860286 Medical Image Acquisition Error Detection
  • Pat. No. 7697741 Compression and Decompression of Medical Images
  • Pat. No. 6443307 Medication Dispenser with an Internal Ejector
  • Pat. No. 6155454 Pill Dispenser Employing a Sealed Pill Carrier and Integrated Dispensing Plungers
  • Pat. No. 5591135 Syringe Stroke Controller with Elastically Enabled Single Axis Slide Adjustment and Finger-Molded Pistol Grip

NETWORK DEVICES AND CONTROL

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OBJECT DETECTION AND TRACKING

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  • Pat. No. 7626889 Sensor Array Post-Filter for Tracking Spatial Distributions of Signals and Noise
  • Pat. No. 7382897 Multi-Image Feature Matching using Oriented Patches
  • Pat. No. 7924655 Energy-Based Sound Source Localization and Gain Normalization
  • Pat. No. 7039199 System and Process for Locating a Speaker using 360 Degree Sound Source Localization
  • Pat. No. 8098842 Enhanced Beamforming for Arrays of Directional Microphones

SEARCH AND DATA MINING

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SIGNAL PROCESSING AND DATA ANALYSIS

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  • Pat. No. 8731911 Harmonicity-Based Single-Channel Speech Quality Estimation
  • Pat. No. 8086465 Transform Domain Transcoding and Decoding of Audio Data using Integer-Reversible Modulated Lapped Transforms
  • Pat. No. 7082394 Noise-Robust Feature Extraction using Multi-Layer Principal Component Analysis
  • Pat. No. 7835904 Perceptual Scalable Audio Compression
  • Pat. No. 7965297 Perfect Hashing of Variably-Sized Data

TRADEMARKS

  • U.S. Trademark Application Preparation and Prosecution
  • Trademark Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings before the USPTO
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  • Domain Name Disputes

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