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Magnetic field sensor with ferromagnetic thin layers having magnetically antiparallel polarized components
Inventors: Grunberg, Peter
Notes: The discovery of Giant MagnetoResistance (GMR) led to the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics, as well as to use in the read heads of hard disk drives.
Method and system for long distance navigation and communication
Inventors: Anderson, Roy E.
Notes: While the Global Positioning System (GPS) was originally developed for military use, it has since been applied for numerous commercial applications.
Method of transmitting binary data sequences and arrangement for enabling the rapid determination of the end of a transmitted binary data sequence
Inventors: Chevillat, Pierre R.; Ungerboeck, Gottfried
Notes: HDTV applies Trellis coded modulation to enable efficent transmission of audio-visual data over band-limited channels.
Field-effect transistor memory
Inventors: Dennard, Robert H.
Notes: Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) was invented in the 1960's and is present in most personal computers.
Light-emitting diode with an electrically conductive window
Inventors: Fletcher, Robert M.; Kuo, Chihping; Osentowski, Timothy D.; Robbins, Virginia M.
Notes: The first commercially viable red and yellow Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) were developed in the late 1980's.
Inventors: Henrion, W. S.
Notes: MEMS accelerometers have been used in a range of applications, from automobile air bags to video game controllers.
User interface gestures
Inventors: Westerman, Wayne
Notes: Multitouch functionality for scrolling (and other actions) enable new forms of intuitive user interface with electronic devices.
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