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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.
Production of carbon fibres and compositions containing said fibres
Inventors: Johnson, William; Watt, William
Notes: Carbon fiber was originally developed for military use, but has since been used in commercial airplanes, sports equipment, musical instruments, and a variety of other applications.
Non-spherical cavity electrophoretic displays and materials for making the same
Inventors: Albert, Jonathan D.; Comiskey, Barrett
Notes: Device manufacturers have used low power electrophoretic displays for e-books.
Shared document repository with coupled recommender system
Inventors: Julliard, Laurent; Meunier, Jean-Luc; Weber, Scott D; Dardenne, Manfred
Notes: Sophisticated technologies to enable user-generated online ratings provide rankings and recommendations of products (videos, books etc).
Solid state cell wherein an anode, solid electrolyte and cathode each comprise a cubic-close-packed framework structure
Inventors: Thackeray, Michael M.; Goodenough, John B.
Notes: Work by Thackeray and Goodenough helped develop the technology for commercial lithim-ion batteries.
X-Y position indicator for a display system
Inventors: Engelbart, Douglas C.
Notes: The basic computer mouse was developed in the 1960's at Stanford Research Institute.
Improvements in or relating to wireless systems
Inventors: Watson-Watt, Robert A.
Notes: Robert Watson-Watt and other scientists began radar research and development in 1936 at Bawdsey Manor in the UK.
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