Total 5504 patents for "2005-03-31"

Arrangement and method for iterative decoding

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050071726

An arrangement (100) and method for Turbo processing iterative decoding in a radio receiver (10) using a stopping criteria scheme in which a block (110) to be decoded is divided into smaller sub blocks and the stopping criteria are computed separately for each sub block. Further decoding iterations (140) are performed only on those sub blocks whose stopping ctiteria have not ben met. The stopping criteria used in each sub block can be any of the prior art criteria such as CE, SRC, HDA or preferably LAA stopping criteria. The invention can therefore have similar properties as the prior art (in terms of performance and complexity) combined with a lower average number of iterations and reduced power consumption. The same scheme may serve both for stopping criteria and abort criteria, reducing hardware compared to separate criteria, and reducing the worst case requirement for decoding rate (and reducing corresponding hardware requirements).

Process for preparation of fructooligosaccharides (FOS)

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050069627

The present invention relates to preparation of Fructooligosaccharide (FOS). The FOS in prepared by the reaction of extracellular Fructosyl Transferase (FTase) enzyme obtained from Aspergillus species.

Active fixation assembly for an implantable device

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050070988

An implantable device such as a lead is adapted for implantation on or about the heart and for connection to a system for monitoring or stimulating cardiac activity. The implantable device includes an active fixation assembly for securing the device to tissue. The active fixation assembly includes one or more recessed portions therein.

Process cartridge and electrophotographic image forming apparatus

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050069342

A process cartridge and an electrophotographic image forming apparatus in which both a developing member and a charging member are separable from an electrophotographic photosensitive member by changing the swinging attitudes of a photosensitive member unit and a developing unit, thereby making it possible to obtain, with a simple construction, a stable image free from unevenness or transversal streaks.

User interface on a portable electronic device

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050071761

An electronic device capable of carrying out a plurality of commands, which are symbolized by a plurality of icons displayed on a touch screen so as to allow a user to select a command by contacting the screen at the icon with a pen, or other object. If the contact is brief, the selected command is carried out. If the contact is longer than a predetermined time, a message associated with the command is provided. In the latter case, if the user still wants the selected command to be carried out, the user removes the pen off the screen directly from the icon. Otherwise, the user moves the pen out of the icon area. The message is then ended. If the user moves the pen to another icon, a different message is provided. The message can be provided in a text form or an audible form.

Stable encapsulant fluid capable of undergoing reversible diels-alder polymerization

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050067373

An encapsulant fluid is provided comprising a mixture of a diene-containing compound and a dienophilic compound. At least one of the diene-containing and the dienophilic compounds is protected so that the compounds do not substantially react with each other at room temperature. The diene-containing and the dienophilic compounds undergo a reversible Diels-Alder polymerization reaction at a polymerization temperature above room temperature to form a solid debondable polymeric encapsulant. Also provided are methods for forming slider assemblies and methods for patterning a slider surface using the encapsulant.

Providing and maintaining F-PDCH service in a mobile communication system

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050068917

Various embodiments are described herein to address the need for providing and maintaining F-PDCH service to an MS (103). Upon receiving an indication that the MS intends to switch from a F-PDCH of a serving cell (132) to a F-PDCH of a target cell (142) for continued data transmission service, the network equipment (e.g., BSs 120, 130, and/or 140) determines whether the target cell is presently available to provide the F-PDCH service to the MS. When the selected cell is not able to support F-PDCH service for the MS (e.g., because of F-PDCH loading, quality of service requirements, etc.), the network equipment sends an indication to the MS that the target cell is presently unavailable to provide F-PDCH data transmission service to the MS. Thus, the MS is able to abort switching to the selected cell and prevent loosing its F-PDCH service as a result.

Systems and methods for information technology resource management

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050071350

Systems and methods for managing information technology (IT) resources can include at least one resource definition. The resource definition specifies a location and identity of a corresponding resource, and methods that can be performed on the resource. An instance of the resource that includes information from the at least one resource definition is stored. A package is generated based on at least one execution unit (EU), workflow associated with the EU, and the resource definition, wherein the package causes the resource to perform at least one of the methods.

Electrosurgical instrument and method for transecting an organ

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050070895

An electrosurgical instrument and method is provided for transecting an organ. The electrosurgical instrument includes an introducer having a channel therein, and a conductive wire positioned in and deployable from the channel. A deployment device on the introducer is capable of moving the conductive wire between an undeployed position wherein it is substantially positioned within the channel, and a deployed position wherein a portion is deployed from and positioned outside of the channel and has a substantially looped configuration. A capture element at the distal end of the introducer can secure the distal end of the wire to the introducer, and the deployment device can subsequently move the wire toward the undeployed position to thereby cinch the conductive wire.

METHOD OF FORMING STRAINED SILICON ON INSULATOR

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050070070

A SOI structure (10) and a method for its fabrication, in which a strained silicon layer (12) lies directly on an insulator layer (14), contrary to the prior requirement for strained-Si layers to lie directly on a strain-inducing (e.g., SiGe) layer. The method generally entails the forming a silicon layer (12) on a strain-inducing layer (22) so as to form a multilayer structure (18), in which the strain-inducing layer (22) has a different lattice constant than silicon so that the silicon layer (12) is strained as a result of the lattice mismatch with the strain-inducing layer (22). The multilayer structure (18) is then bonded to a substrate (24) so that an insulating layer (14) is between the strained silicon layer (12) and the substrate (24), and so that the strained silicon layer (12) directly contacts the insulating layer (14). The strain-inducing layer (22) is then removed to expose a surface of the strained silicon layer (12) and yield a strained silicon-on-insulator structure (10) that comprises the substrate (24), the insulating layer (14) on the substrate (24), and the strained silicon layer (12) on the insulating layer (14). As a result, the method yields a strained silicon-on-insulator (SSOI) structure (10) in which the strain in the silicon layer (12) is maintained by the SOI structure (10).

Display device

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050068717

The present invention can provide a display device provided with a two-panel integral-type holder having the EMI shielding structure. A two-panel integral-type holder is formed of a resin molded product and holds a first display panel on one surface thereof and a second display panel having a size smaller than a size of the first display panel on another surface thereof. Further, the two-panel integral-type holder has a first bank-like rib which surrounds at least three sides of a periphery of the first display panel and defines a first accommodating region and a second bank-like rib which is formed on another surface and surrounds at least three sides of a periphery of the second display panel and defines a second accommodating region. A conductive sheet member is formed on a first portion of another surface corresponding to the first accommodating region except for the second accommodating region and a second portion of another surface corresponding to the second accommodating region respectively. Here, the conductive sheet member is brought into contact with another surface. A notch is formed in a portion of the second bank-like rib, and the first portion and the second portion of the conductive sheet member are electrically connected with each other through the notch.

Compound derived from cyclopentadienone, preparation method thereof and EL element using the same

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050067955

Disclosed are a compound represented by the following formula (1), which is derived from cyclopentadienone and can be used as a core material for an organic electroluminescence element or other optical devices, and preparation method thereof, and an EL element using the same.

System and method for printing electronic files

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050068563

The present invention relates to a system and method for printing electronic files. The present invention enables a user to create a plurality of electronic files, specify print setting information for each electronic file, and associate the specified print setting information with each electronic file in a manner adapted for storage. The present invention further enables a user to print a plurality of electronic files in response to a print request, wherein each of the electronic files is printed in accordance with the specified print setting information.

Local bias generator for adaptive forward body bias

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050068077

A local bias generator generates forward body bias that tracks variations in a supply voltage of a functional block containing one or more circuits having field-effect transistors. The bias is generated using a single-stage source-follower formed from a pair of matched transistors. In operation, the transistors convert a first bias signal into a second bias signal based on a difference between the supply voltage and a reference voltage. The first bias signal and reference voltage may be generated by a central bias generator.

Visual assistance guide system for disrupter placement and method of use

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050066799

A visual assistance guide system for placement of a disrupter device for explosive ordinance disposal includes a checkerboard base and adhesive containing areas on the base. One of the adhesive containing areas is used to secure a disrupter device on the base. The checkerboard pattern helps position of the disrupter device (preferably done with a robot) at the proper standoff distance from the package targeted for disposal. Other adhesive areas are located so that a detonation line or shock tube emanating from the disrupter device can be secured to the base in the proper position.

Method for making transparent continuous zeolite film and structure of the zeolite film

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050070424

A method for making transparent continuous zeolite film is provided. First a transparent precursor sol is prepared, and the precursor sol is processed to a specific concentration. The precursor solution is coated on a surface of a substrate which is heated under an ambiance of 12025 C. in temperature and a humidity less than saturated humidity. The packing of zeolite nanocrystals in the film converted from coated precursor sol has preferred orientation and the film shows super-hydrophobic property.

Method, apparatus, system, program and medium for inspecting a circuit board and an apparatus incorporating the circuit board

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050071102

A method, apparatus, system, computer program and medium, for inspecting a wide variety of circuit boards. A controller generates test data and reference data according to characteristic information of a circuit board. Using the test data, the circuit board generates processed data. A comparator compares the processed data with the reference data on a bit-by-bit basis. Based on the comparison result, the comparator determines acceptability of the circuit board. In addition, the comparator is capable of specifying a specific portion of the circuit board causing a defect.

BLANK CARTRIDGE DEVICES AND FIREARMS DESIGNED THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050066804

A blank cartridge device is disclosed. According to one example, the blank cartridge device includes a frame, a threaded bush, a nozzle body, and a cover bushing. In such an arrangement, the frame may include first and second longitudinal sides and front and rear sides, wherein the rear side includes a laterally open recess, and wherein the frame is laterally deferrable on a muzzle flash eliminator of an automatic firearm. The nozzle body may include a male thread on the outer periphery of the nozzle body and may be adapted to be screwed into the threaded bush and to extend into the muzzle flash eliminator. In one example, the nozzle body includes a longitudinal tapped blind hole extending a length within the nozzle body and a spray hole extending from a muzzle at an outer surface of the nozzle body to the longitudinal tapped blind hole and the longitudinal tapped blind hole includes an elongated portion extending beyond the spray hole and having a volume of at least one bullet discharged from the automatic firearm. The cover bushing is connected with the threaded bush, wherein the cover bushing is located over the nozzle body when the nozzle body is screwed into the threaded bush.

Ethernet passive optical network accommodating real-time broadcast/image signals and being capable of providing security for broadcast/image signals

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050069317

An Ethernet-PON that accommodates real-time broadcast/image signals and provides security for broadcast/image signals, allows user authentication without a CAS. An OLT in the Ethernet-PON switches digital broadcast/image data signals from a broadcaster according to respective broadcast/image selection information of users, and scrambles the switched broadcast/image data on a user-by-user basis. The scrambled data is multiplexed and converted to a broadcast/image optical signal, which is transmitted, combined with a communication signal from an IP network, to ONTs through an optical splitter. The ONTs select broadcast/image data from the broadcast/image signals according to the respective broadcast/image selection information.

Method for cleaning an actuator motor for an intake air valve on an internal combustion engine

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050066938

A method and apparatus for cleaning incipient build-up of commutation byproducts from the commutators and brushes of a DC motor actuator for an air intake valve on an internal combustion engine. A controller for controlling the position of the intake air control valve is programmed via an algorithm to force the air control valve, abruptly and rapidly, to its open and/or closed position at least once at predetermined times in the engine's operating cycle, preferably immediately after engine shutdown. Such abrupt and rapid motion of the motor breaks loose such incipient build-up and thereby maintains the motor actuator at a high power output.

Application program interfaces and structures in a resource limited operating system

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050071855

A set of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for a resource-limited environment are disclosed. The APIs provide a mechanism for a computer application to interface with various components and modules of an operating system for a resource-limited environment. The APIs further provide a mechanism to interface with input/output devices commonly found in embedded systems running in a resource-limited environment.

Image operation system

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050068296

In an image control system, with a reactive force on an input device that controls a pointer in a display, a bilateral communication of a pointing device can prevent a sense of discomfort while the system is used by an operator. When a screen image is switched from an image A to an image B, the pointing device activates the reactive force data for the image B after a predetermined amount of time based on the type or the amount of the image data of the screen image B. This enables the application of the reactive force for the image B in synchronization with generation of the screen image B, and thus gives an appropriate reactive force to the input portion of the pointing device when the screen images are being replaced from the image A to the image B.

System and method for associating a device with a user

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050071361

Embodiments provide a system, methods, apparatus, means, and computer program code for associating a device with user.

Arrow logic system for creating and operating control systems

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050071772

A graphic programming system for associating distinctive arrow appearances to specific transaction(s) that the arrow may convey among and between on-screen objects. The distinctive appearance features include arrow color, arrow style, and double-headed arrows, among many other possibilities. The system provides default relationships between specific arrow transactions and arrow appearance, so that, for example, a arrow of a particular color is recognized by the system (and easily identified by the user) to carry out a particular transaction. These relationships may be selectively varied by the user to suit individual needs.

Method and apparatus for providing process-based access controls on computer resources

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050071641

A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for process-based access controls on computer resources to processes. An access mechanism is provided in which a specific invoker obtains an object access identity (ACI). Another mechanism is provided in which a specific object, such as a file system resource, requires a specific object access identity to obtain one of the forms of access denoted by an access control list. A process may grant an identifier that is later required for a system resource access. Objects may specify their own access requirements and permitted access modes. The granted identifier, ACI, is stored in the process's credentials once these credentials match a specific grant entry in the access control list. This identifier has no meaning outside of being used to make an access decision for a specific resource. When a process tries to access the object, the object's access control list is scanned for required entries. If a match occurs between the required entry's identifier and the ACI stored, access to the object is granted with access rights specified in the require entries.

Method and system for offering gene analysis information and autentication identification method

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050069874

A service of analyzing a homo gene is offered in the form conforming to the requirement of the customer. A service of carrying out gene analysis required by the customer through an electronic request method. A gene information access center is set up, where the gene and its analysis information of the customer is stored. The gene is analyzed in response to the request of the customer and the result is provided. Information meeting the needs of the customer from among a huge amount of information on genome genes is provided with time and in phase.

PROJECTILE CARRYING SUB-MUNITIONS

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050066838

A projectile carrying sub-munitions which may exhibit orientational sensitivity utilizes a resilient member to prevent individual grenades from rotating out of the desired orientation. As a skilled artisan would readily understand, the sub-munitions is one type of rotationally sensitive device. Other types of rotationally sensitive devices include but are not limited to grenades, grenade fuses and sub-munition fuses. In the described embodiments, artillery shells carrying grenades packed in circular arrays around a central longitudinal axis may exhibit orientational sensitivity with some types of slide fuses, such that an optimal orientation is that the slide fuse faces outwardly along a radial line from the longitudinal axis. A resilient member, such as a resilient sleeve around one or more sub-munitions, is provided to with adequate elasticity, surface area, and coefficient of friction in contact with the sub-munitions to prevent the sub-munitions from rotating about their individual axes during shipment, storage, firing, and flight of the artillery shell.

Compounds and uses thereof in modulating amyloid beta

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050070538

Novel compounds, compositions, and kits are provided. Methods of modulating A levels, and methods of treating a disease associated with aberrant A levels are also provided.

Automated statistical self-calibrating detection and removal of blemishes in digital images based on a dust map developed from actual image data

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050068449

A method of automatically correcting dust artifact regions within images acquired by a system including a digital camera includes digitally-acquiring one or more original images with the digital camera. Probabilities that certain pixels correspond to dust artifact regions within the one or more digitally-acquired images are determined. The dust artifact regions are associated with one or more extracted parameters relating to the optical system when the one or more images were acquired. A statistical dust map is formed including mapped dust regions based on the dust artifact probability determining and associating operations. Pixels corresponding to dust artifact regions within the one or more original images are corrected based on the associated statistical dust map.

Discrimination sensor and discrimination machine

Pub Date: 2005-03-31

Pub Number: US20050069190

Herein disclosed is a discrimination machine for optically sensing a specific object having a surface formed with a planar structure to discriminate the specific object while scanning the planar structure along the surface of the specific object, comprising: a discrimination sensor including a plurality of optical devices provided to be capable of receiving a light generated from the planar structure of the specific object, the optical devices being disposed at a predetermined interval in a transverse direction perpendicular to a scanning direction in which the specific object is scanned to ensure a sufficiently wide sensing area for the specific object; deviation detecting means for detecting a deviation of the planar structure deviated to the surface of the specific object based on electrical signals outputted from the respective optical devices receiving the light generated from the planar structure of the specific object while the discrimination sensor is scanning the planar structure along the surface of the specific object; optical device selecting means capable of selecting a specific optical device from among the optical devices based on the results of the deviation of the planar structure outputted by the deviation detecting means; and determining means for determining whether or not the electric signal outputted from the specific optical device selected by the optical device selecting means is within a previously stored allowable margin.