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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 for node ranking in a linked database
Inventors: Page, Lawrence
Notes: Method for node ranking in a linked database and usefulness of web searches.
Waveguide for electromagnetic waves
Inventors: Charles, Cecil E.; Charles, Kuen Kao
Notes: Optical fibers became a viable medium for telecommunications once attenuation was reduced below 20 decibels per kilometer.
Spread spectrum multiple access communication system using satellite or terrestrial repeaters
Inventors: Gilhousen, Klein S.; Jacobs, Irwin M.;
Weaver, Jr., Lindsay A.
Notes: Spread spectrum technology is an integral component of Code Division Multiple Access, a key channel access method used by cell phones.
Thin-film photoelectric conversion device and a method of manufacturing the same
Inventors: Yamazaki, Shunpei; Arai, Yasuyuki
Notes: Technological advances and cost considerations have led companies to consider amorphous silicon for large scale solar power applications.
Charge coupled memory with storage sites
Inventors: Smith, George Elwood
Notes: The Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) was invented in the late 1960's and led to the development of digital cameras, copiers, and scanners.
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