Total 6305 patents for "2006-10-26"

Method and apparatus for generating an x-ray image

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060239410

In a method and an apparatus for generating an x-ray image of an examination subject, a measurement field is determined in the image field of the x-ray image, the measurement field being dependent on the position of a subject image region representing the examination subject in the image field and being essentially situated within this subject image region. The real value of a mean intensity of this measurement field is determined and compared with a stored desired value of the mean intensity to control the dose of the x-ray radiation.

Method for improving SOG process

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060237802

A method for forming a memory device includes providing a substrate, providing a plurality of features on the substrate, and forming a silicon-rich dielectric layer over the features. An inter-layer dielectric (ILD) or inter-metal dielectric (IMD) layer may be formed by a spin-on-glass (SOG) process on the silicon-rich dielectric layer, the silicon-rich dielectric layer preventing diffusion of a solvent used in the SOG process.

Method for analyzing effective polishing frequency and effective polishing times for chemical mechanical planarization polishing wafers with different polishing pad profiles

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060240745

A method for analyzing polishing frequency and number of polishing times for chemical planarization polishing wafer with different polishing pad profiles is disclosed. First, drawings of a wafer and a polishing pad are provided and then are converted into pixel arrays. Pixel arrays are processed to be black/white images. The black/white images are converted into binary matrices. The effective polishing frequencies of all points in the binary matrix are calculated. Following the calculated polishing frequencies, the coordinates of all binary matrices are redefined according to a displacement condition, and then new coordinates of all points and corresponding effective numbers of polishing times for a time increment are calculated so as to form an effective polishing times matrix for the time increment. Further, all effective numbers of polishing times within a total polishing time interval are added together.

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Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060238012

A comfort system for a seat, in particular for vehicle and aircraft passenger seats mounted one behind the other in a row, having at least one support component (1) which may be moved from a non-use position to a use position, in which the foot and leg components (3, 5) of a seat occupant rest on at least one support surface, the respective support component (1) being held in the use position by means of a fastening mechanism (15) and extending at least in part into a foot space which may be used by the occupant of the rear seat of two seats mounted in a row, the support component (1) clearing the foot space when the component is in the non-use position, the support component (1) being essentially flexible and when in the use position at least in part following a curved path, and the fastening mechanism (15) being mounted on the front seat of two seats mounted in a row.

Array substrate for a liquid crystal display device and manufacturing method for the same

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060238668

An array substrate for a liquid crystal display device includes a gate line, a data line including a first data line having a first width and a second data line having a second width overlying the first data line, the second width is larger than the first width, a pixel electrode in a pixel region and defined by a crossing of the gate line and the data line, the pixel electrode being formed during a same process as the second data line, and a thin film transistor connected to the pixel electrode.

Apparatus and method for adjustment of ion separation resolution in FAIMS

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060237643

An apparatus for controllably varying specificity of a FAIMS-based ion separation includes a FAIMS analyzer region defined between a first electrode surface and a second other electrode surface. The FAIMS analyzer region is in communication with an ionization source for providing a flow of ions including a known ion, and with an ion outlet for extracting ions including the known ion from the FAIMS analyzer region. The first and second electrode surfaces are for having an asymmetric waveform voltage applied thereacross for defining an average ion flow path for the known ion traversing therebetween. An actuator is provided for controllably moving the first electrode surface relative to the second electrode surface for controllably varying the length of the average ion flow path.

Friction member assembly for disc brake

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060237270

A solid box-shape structure is constituted by fitting a torque transmitting ring 23 to a guide hole 17 on a guide plate 11 to pivotably hold a lining member 13 and fixing the guide plate 11 to a torque receive plate 3. A braking torque is directly transmitted to the guide plate 11 by the torque transmitting ring 23 by pressing the lining member 13 to a disc rotor by a first link plate 7 and a second link plate 5 arranged on an inner side of the box-shape structure. A solid structure and alleviation of processing accuracy are made to be compatible with each other by constituting transmission of a press force and transmission of a torque by independent members in this way.

Plug-and-socket connection device

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060240695

The invention relates to a plug-and-socket connection device for the automatic, e.g. multipolar electrical connection of a vehicle trailer, particularly of a semitrailer, to a towing vehicle, particularly to a prime mover. The plug-and-socket connection device comprises a socket (D) and a plug (S), which can be mounted on the vehicle trailer (e.g. the plug S) or on the towing vehicle (e.g. the socket D), they can be aligned with one another when coupling the vehicle trailer to the towing vehicle, and can be displaced while being guided by a drive (10) provided in the form of an, e.g. piston/cylinder assembly relative to one another between an (advanced) connecting position and a (retracted) inoperative position. Preferably, an e.g. cover (5) of the socket (D) can be opened by displacing, with the aid of the drive (10), the contact insert (1), which is accommodated in the socket and which supports the contact sleeves (11, 12), in the direction of the connecting position, and can be closed once again when retracting the contact insert (I) into the inoperative position. The invention is characterized in that the plug (S) is mounted so that it laterally yields in an elastic manner against the action of at least one retaining spring (213, 213) that is fixed, on one side, to the plug (S) and, on the other side, to a fastening flange (210) that can be fastened to a vehicle (towing vehicle or vehicle trailer).

Automatic system-based animal training device

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060236661

An automated animal-training system is provided, which includes an enclosure device for the animal, an arrangement for adjustably fixing the location of the animal within the enclosure device, and an actuation mechanism for moving the automated animal-training system. In order to simulate real racing situations for the animals, the arrangement for adjustably fixing the location of the animal within the enclosure device is controlled by one or more motors movable on sliding rails. Furthermore, a mechanism is provided for suspending the animal in the training device in case the animal trips.

Curable resin composition and process for production thereof

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060241249

The present invention provides a curable resin composition excellent in weather resistance and transparency, satisfactory in handling workability, low in modulus and excellent in elongation properties, a process for production of the curable resin composition, and a resin composition to be used in the process for production of the curable resin composition. In the process for production of the curable resin composition comprising an oxyalkylene polymer (A) having one or more reactive silicon groups and a polymer (B) having one or more reactive silicon groups and having a molecular chain substantially composed of alkyl(meth)acrylate monomer units each containing an alkyl group having 1 to 24 carbon atoms, the curable resin composition is obtained by mixing a reaction mixture, obtained through the polymerization of the polymer (B) in an organic polymer plasticizer (C), with the oxyalkylene polymer (A).

Atrial pacing lead

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060241733

A lead includes a lead body having an expandable section. A plurality of electrodes are disposed on the expandable section. The expandable section is adapted to expand against an inner surface of a heart so as to position at least one of the plurality of electrodes at or near an SA node of the heart.

Backlight unit for dynamic image and display employing the same

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060239033

A backlight unit for a dynamic image and a display employing the same are provided. The backlight unit is used for a light source of a display and includes light-emitting devices located separately on a substrate, an image analyzer which analyzes an image signal and extracts position information on a region requiring the relative increase or decrease of brightness, and a control unit which independently drives and controls the light-emitting devices located in a region corresponding to the position information inputted from the image board. Accordingly, the display employing the backlight unit can provide a more dynamic and realistic image.

Future value prediction

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060242033

A method of predicting a future value of a key performance indicator (KPI) is disclosed. The method comprises: a) retrieving, from a database, a data set from which the present KPI value can be derived; and b) operating on data extracted from the data set using a prediction algorithm to calculate the future value of the KPI.

Epitaxial growth of group III nitrides on silicon substrates via a reflective lattice-matched zirconium diboride buffer layer

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060236923

A semiconductor structure and fabrication method is provided for integrating wide bandgap nitrides with silicon. The structure includes a substrate, a single crystal buffer layer formed by epitaxy over the substrate and a group III nitride film formed by epitaxy over the buffer layer. The buffer layer is reflective and conductive. The buffer layer may comprise B an element selected from the group consisting of Zr, Hf, Al. For example, the buffer layer may comprise ZrB 2 , AlB 2 or HfB 2 . The buffer layer provides a lattice match with the group m nitride layer. The substrate can comprise silicon, silicon carbide (SiC), gallium arsenide (GaAs), sapphire or Al 2 O 3 . The group m nitride material includes GaN, AIN, InN, AlGaN, InGaN or AlInGaN and can form an active region. In a presently preferred embodiment, the buffer layer is ZrB 2 and the substrate is Si(111) or Si(100) and the group III nitride layer comprises GaN. The ZrB 2 buffer layer provides a reflective and conductive buffer layer that has a small lattice mismatch with GaN. The semiconductor structure can be used to fabricate active microelectronic devices, such as transistors including field effect transistors and bipolar transistors. The semiconductor structure also can be used to fabricate optoelectronic devices, such as laser diodes and light emitting diodes

Candle refill kit and method of use

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060236593

A candle refill kit useful for preparing home made candles includes a disposable microwaveable container and a microwaveable candlewax composition. The candlewax composition is microwave heated in the microwaveable container to an elevated temperature sufficient to initiate pouring of the candlewax composition. The candlewax composition is then poured from the microwaveable container into a candle mold (to make a stand-alone candle) or a candle container (to make a container candle).

Optical element and the light source apparatus utilizing the same

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060239028

The present invention discloses an optical element, having a first optical surface and a second optical surface for receiving an incident light, the optical element comprising: at least a transparent diffusion unit, for scattering the incident light, each being placed on the first optical surface; and at least a transparent collimation unit, for collimating the incident light, each being place on the first optical surface abutted and adjacent to the diffusion unit in an alternative manner.

Navigation device, navigation method, route data generation program, recording medium containing route data generation program, and server device in navigation system

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060241862

To provide with a navigation apparatus capable of efficient route guidance in which a date on which route guidance process is performed coincides with an available date and time, and in consideration with a stay length. The navigation apparatus in this implementation is provided with a GPS reception section, a sensor section, a map data storage section in which data such as map data is recorded in advance, and a system control section which generates design data and performs process management on the basis of the generated design data. The system control section searches routes on the basis of spot data groups related to an extracted destination, generates route data on the basis of the search results, the spot data and an input departure time, and manages route guidance on the basis of the generated route data.

Multi-channel temperature control system for semiconductor processing facilities

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060237181

A temperature control system for multiple process components is a semiconductor processing facility includes a common cooling unit for controlling the temperature of a cooling fluid and multiple remote temperature control modules in fluid communications with the common cooling unit that separately control the temperature of the multiple process components. The remote temperature control modules are located near the process components and each remote temperature control module includes a circulation loop for the cooling fluid from the common cooling unit and circulation loop for a heat transfer fluid that received from a process component. A heat exchanger within the remote temperature control module allows heat transfer between the heat transfer fluid and the cooling fluid, thereby cooling the process component. A heat source may also be include within the remote temperature control module to provide heat to the heat transfer fluid and to the process component.

Virus check device and system

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060242686

The present invention detects a computer virus at high speed from digital data acquired through a network using hardware in virus monitoring. With the invention, in an information processing terminal 002 capable of communicating with other information processing apparatus through a communication network 005, a virus checking apparatus 001 constructed of a hardware circuit is disposed in the side of an input channel of the network 005 and a virus is checked from input data from the network 005 by the virus checking apparatus 001. In order to change a virus pattern collated with the input data by hardware, the hardware circuit is detachably mounted or a rewritable logic device is used in the hardware circuit. The virus pattern of the logic device can be rewritten by sending virus definition information of a server 004 or control data generated based on this information to the virus checking apparatus 001.

Video decoding device, video decoding method, video decoding program, and video decoding integrated circuit

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060239354

With use of a simplified program or calculating device for motion compensation, a video decoding device decodes video data compressed by motion detection operations on macroblock units, as in the MPEG-4AVC standard. The video decoding device splits compressed data blocks of the prescribed size, 1616 pixels for instance, to generate sub-blocks, which are smaller than the blocks and on which the video decoding device is able to execute motion compensation operations. The video decoding device duplicates a motion vector assigned to a given block to generate as many motion vectors as there are sub-blocks in the given block, and executes motion compensation on each sub-block using the corresponding duplicate motion vector. Data resulting from the motion compensation operation on each sub-block is combined to obtain a target block corresponding to the given block.

Data value addition

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060242221

A data processing apparatus operable to sum data values said data processing apparatus comprising: a plurality of adder logic stages arranged in parallel with each other; control logic operable in response to receipt of a request to sum two data values to forward portions of said two data values to respective ones of said plurality of adder logic stages, such that a first adder logic stage receives a predetermined number of lowest significant bits from each of said two data values and subsequent adder logic stages receive said predetermined number of successively higher significant bits from each of said two data values, each of said plurality of adder logic stages being operable to perform a carry propagate addition of said received portions to generate an intermediate sum, a propagate value and a carry; and further logic stages operable to receive said intermediate sums, carries and propagate values generated from said plurality of adder logic stages and to combine said received intermediate sums, carries and propagate values to produce a sum of said two data values; wherein said control logic is operable in response to receipt of a request to add a third data value to said sum of said two data values, received before said further logic has completed said sum, to forward portions of said third data value to respective ones of said plurality of adder logic stages and to feedback said intermediate sums generated by said plurality of adder logic stages and to selectively feedback a carry generated from a preceding adder logic stage; and said plurality of adder logic stages are operable to perform a carry propagate addition of said fedback intermediate sums and carrys with respective portions of said third data value to generate a plurality of further intermediate sums, further carrys and further propagate values; and wherein said further logic stages are operable to receive said plurality of further intermediate sums, further carries and further propagate values and to combine said received further intermediate sums, carries and propagate values to produce a sum of said three data values.

Methods of wireless data synchronization and supporting apparatus and readable medium

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060242279

In the present technique of wireless data synchronization, a data synchronization request to wirelessly synchronize data related to the request with a server is intercepted (304). Synchronization information of the data synchronization request to the server is assessed (306) to determine (308) whether the synchronization information corresponds in at least a predetermined way to a predefined condition. The data related to the data synchronization request is synchronized (310) with the server when the synchronization information corresponds in at least the predetermined way to the predefined condition.

Automated notification systems and methods

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060240803

An automated notification method comprises detecting an event requiring a notification to a user, determining a level of urgency of the event, selecting a notification method (from predetermined user-specified notification methods) based on the level of urgency of the event, performing the notification method, and dynamically changing the notification method depending upon a change in the level of urgency of the event and upon user response.

Trailer having reduced weight wall construction

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060237992

A trailer wall construction having reduced weight. A trailer wall construction includes a spherical shaped corner at a juncture of three walls. Each of the walls includes at least one panel having spaced apart inner and outer shells. Another trailer wall construction includes a generally vertically extending front or side wall and a floor. The floor and front or side wall each includes at least one panel comprising spaced apart inner and outer shells. A curved connector connects a lower edge of the front or side wall to an edge of the floor. Yet another trailer wall construction includes a wall with panels attached to one another along opposing edges of the panels, each of the panels including spaced apart inner and outer shells. One connector is attached to each of the panels along a third edge. Another connector is attached to each of the panels along a fourth edge.

Interface and semiconductor testing apparatus using same

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060238210

An interface (100) provided at a test head (13), for connecting a probe card (10) to the test head (13). Me interface includes an interface body (1), a coaxial connector (2) supported by the interface body (1), and an impelling mechanism (3) supported by the interface body (1) and impelling the probe card (10) in the direction of disjoining the coaxial connector (2) and a mating coaxial connector (15) provided at the probe card (10) in a state where the joining is implemented.

Mobile communication terminal for providing geographical information and method thereof

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060240847

A mobile communication terminal including gps reception unit configured to receive location information indicating where the mobile terminal is located, a display unit configured to display geographical information based on the received location information, and a controller configured to provide additional information corresponding to the displayed geographical information. Further, the additional information includes a photo or video corresponding to the geographical information.

Formed in place vibration damper or dampers

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060238914

A formed in place damper for a data storage device. The damper is formed of an elastomeric bead which is cured to a cover or component to form a damper body having contoured shape or surface formed by an outer surface of the cured elastomeric bead. The damper is formed in place to a cover of the data storage device so that when the cover is assembled to a base, the damper is interposed between the cover or housing and a disc spindle assembly, actuator or voice coil motor. Alternatively the damper is formed to drive components, such as the disc spindle assembly, actuator or voice coil motor.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GROUND PROXIMITY WARNING WITH ENHANCED OBSTACLE DEPICTION

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060238402

Systems and methods for displaying ground obstructions on a visual display are disclosed. In an embodiment, a ground proximity warning system includes at least one aircraft sensor system operable to acquire aircraft data and a ground proximity warning computer coupled to the aircraft sensor system to process the aircraft data that generates ground proximity warning data corresponding to a sensed ground obstruction. An indicating system including a visual display device then presents an image of a visual symbol corresponding to the sensed ground obstruction. At least one of the computer and the visual display device is controllable to selectively display the visual symbol.

Snivel removing device

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060241565

A snivel removing device includes a housing having a partition to form two chambers and an outlet port and an inlet port communicating with the chambers. One or more bladders are attached to the housing, and communicating with the chambers, and compressible and expandable to draw the snivel into one of the chambers of the housing via the inlet port, and then into the other chamber of the housing, and to flow out through the outlet port of the housing. Two or more check valve may be used to control the flowing of the snivel. An arm is attached to each bladder, and an operating device may operate the arm to depress and to expand the bladder.

Networked power line parameter analysis method and system

Pub Date: 2006-10-26

Pub Number: US20060241881

A method and apparatus is disclosed for determining power line parameter of a system. Specifically, there is provided a system for determining comprising a networked device including a voltage perturbation circuit coupled to a voltage source and configured to perturb the waveform of the voltage source, and a voltage measurement circuit coupled to the voltage source and configured to transmit voltage measurements of the waveform over a network and a remote monitoring unit, coupled to the network, and configured to receive the voltage measurements over the network and to calculate an incident energy using the voltage measurements.