Abstract: Input devices having different key structures are provided so as to selectively connect with a game apparatus. The game apparatus has means for discriminating a kind of the connected input device and storing its result, a memory for storing a key navigation table that sets keys to be operated with respect to action message delivered from a server, corresponding to kinds of the input devices, message display means for displaying the action message delivered from the server, and display means for displaying the key to be operated by the player corresponding to the discriminated input device as a guide icon by referring to the key navigation table when the action message is delivered.
Abstract: An integrated circuit comprises a semiconductor substrate and a color image sensor array on the substrate. The color image sensor array has a first configuration of color pixels for collecting color image data, and at least one crosstalk test pattern on the substrate proximate the color image sensor array. The crosstalk test pattern includes a plurality of color sensing pixels arranged for making color crosstalk measurements. The test pattern configuration is different from the first configuration.
Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a static random access memory (SRAM) array coupled to a first voltage supply node and a second voltage supply node. The first and second voltage supply nodes provide a retention voltage across the SRAM array. A current limiter is disposed between the SRAM array and the first voltage supply node, and a voltage regulator is coupled in parallel with the current limiter between the SRAM array and the first voltage supply node. The voltage regulator is configured to maintain the retention voltage across the SRAM array above a predetermined level.
Abstract: A method of imparting a shape memory effect to hair may include administrating an effective amount of a hair-conditioning agent to hair. The hair-conditioning agent may include a shape memory polymer selected from the group consisting of a polyurethane, an acrylic acid copolymer, a pyridine-based copolymer, and a pyrrolidone copolymer.
Abstract: In one embodiment a communication method comprises the steps of receiving a query at Layer 2 from an entry node by way of a coordinated network, the query requesting data rates of network resources of the coordinated network; transmitting a Layer 2 request for an available data rate to each of a plurality of nodes connected to the coordinated network in response to the query; receiving a first Layer 2 response to said request from one or more of the plurality of nodes, wherein the first response includes a data rate with which each of the one or more nodes is capable of transmitting or receiving data; and transmitting a list of the received data rates to at least the entry node on the coordinated network.
February 6, 2008
Date of Patent:
January 8, 2013
Entropic Communications, Inc.
Robert L. Hare, Jr., Inderjit Singh, Bradley Thomas Hyslop, Shlomo Ovadia
Abstract: A motor is provided that includes magnetic poles, an armature core, armature coils, a commutator, and power supply brushes. The armature core includes teeth arranged in the circumferential direction to extend in a radial pattern. The armature coils include inner layer coils and outer layer coils. Each of the inner layer coils is wound around radially proximal end portions of two circumferentially adjacent teeth or a radially proximal end portion of one of the teeth. The inner layer coils are arranged in the circumferential direction without overlapping each other in the radial direction. Each of the outer layer coils is wound around radially distal end portions of two circumferentially adjacent teeth by distributed winding. The outer layer coils are arranged radially outward of the inner layer coils and are arranged in the circumferential direction without overlapping each other in the radial direction.
Abstract: An audio input signal is filtered using an adaptive filter to generate a prediction output signal with reduced noise, wherein the filter is implemented using a plurality of coefficients to generate a plurality of prediction errors and to generate an error from the plurality of prediction errors, wherein the absolute values of the coefficients are continuously reduced by a plurality of reduction parameters.
Abstract: A braider comprises a plurality of horngears. The horngears can be arranged for forming at least two closed paths for braiding. Each horngear has a driving gear and a hornplate. Each horngear can be selectably operated in a first mode, to rotate with the driving gear, and in a second mode, in which the driving gear rotates, but the hornplate does not. Bobbin carriers are positioned on some of the horngears. A track is configurable in: a first flat braiding mode with the carriers arranged on the horngears, so that there is one or more separate closed path for forming a first flat braid configuration; and a second flat braiding mode for forming a second flat braid configuration different from the first flat braid configuration. A switch is provided for changing a configuration of the track between the first and second flat braiding modes.
Abstract: A technique for communicating multimedia data between nodes over coaxial cable, wherein the nodes are connected via a coaxial cable network, is disclosed. In an embodiment, the technique involves establishing a primary channel for communicating between first and second nodes of the coaxial cable network, establishing a secondary channel for communicating between the first and second nodes of the coaxial cable network, wherein the primary and secondary channels are in different frequency bands and wherein the primary channel is used for communicating media access control frames, and communicating a time series of data frames between the first and second nodes using both the primary channel and the secondary channel.
Abstract: A video-processing device is provided for processing a main video data flow and a secondary video data flow. The secondary video data flow constitutes a scaled version of the main video data flow. The video-processing device comprises a tap-off unit (T, T2) having an input for receiving the main video data flow. The tap-off unit (T, T2) comprises at least a first and second output, wherein each of the outputs corresponds to the input of the tap-off unit. A first H- and V-scaling unit (HVS1) is coupled to the first output of the tap-off unit (T, T2) for performing a first H- and V-scaling on the main video flow. A second H- and V-scaling unit (HVS2) is coupled to the second output of the tap-off unit for performing a second H- and V-scaling on the secondary video flow to provide a scaled secondary video flow. By tapping-off the main video flow there is no need for the device to access a memory to extract the video data from the main video flow to provide a secondary video flow.
Abstract: An instrument assembly for placing a guide pin in a femoral neck of a patient with reference to a medullary guide wire for use in resurfacing a femoral head. The assembly comprises a femoral neck clamp configured to define a femoral neck center. A pin guide attaches to the femoral neck clamp. A pin guide portion of the pin guide is configured to define a pin guide path passing through the neck center. The pin guide portion is linked to pin guide engagement portion of an adjustable goniometer. The goniometer maintains a specific angle between the pin guide engagement portion and the medullary guide wire, and in turn maintains the pin guide path at the specific angle.
Abstract: A communication device according to the present invention which receives a reception signal, includes: an intermodulation oscillator that outputs a signal of a first frequency; an adding section that adds together the reception signal and the signal of the first frequency; an intermodulation wave generating section that generates an intermodulation wave signal from the reception signal and the signal of the first frequency that are added together; a local oscillator that outputs a local signal; a mixer that generates an intermediate frequency signal by mixing the local signal into the intermodulation wave signal; a bandpass filter that extracts a signal of a desired frequency from the intermediate frequency signal; a voltage level detection section that detects a voltage level of a desired signal; and a control section that causes the intermodulation oscillator to output the signal of the first frequency when the voltage level of the desired signal is greater than a saturation level of the receiving section,
Abstract: An on-demand drinking adapter for use with a beverage container is disclosed. The adapter includes a base with an upper surface and generally cylindrical sides which extend below the upper surface. The cylindrical sides are adapted for temporarily fastening the adapter to a mouth of a beverage container. The adapter also includes a spout with a vertically extending surface, a second surface, and an on-demand drinking aperture. The spout extends above the upper surface and the vertically extending surface is curved and coextensive with a portion of the cylindrical sides.
Abstract: The invention relates to a device for stacking plate-shaped bodies, comprising the following features: a) a plate-shaped body (2) is conveyed by a conveying device (3) to the region of the push comb (7); b) the push comb (7) pushes the plate-shaped body (2) onto a surface that consists of the front tablet comb (6) and the rear tablet comb (5); c) the retaining comb (8) prevents a return movement of the plate-shaped body when the front tablet comb (6) and the rear tablet comb (5) move apart from one another and controls the falling motion of the plate-shaped body (2) onto the plate stack. The invention also relates to an associated method and a machine-readable support provided with the program code for carrying out said method.
Abstract: To provide a power amplification device that can amplify an input signal having an envelope variation with high power-added efficiency in a wide frequency range, and a transmission device and a communication device using the power amplification device. A first orthogonal signal (Sd1) is generated by performing vector subtraction between first and second fundamental signals (Su1 and Su2) having the same amplitude and a phase difference ?? (0 degrees<??<180 degrees) therebetween. First and second fundamental signals are generated based on an input signal (Sin). A second orthogonal signal (Sd2) is generated by performing vector addition between the first and second fundamental signals (Su1 and Su2). First and second constant envelope signals (S1 and S2) are generated by performing vector addition between the second fundamental signal (Su2) and first and second constant envelope vector generation signals (e and ?e) obtained based on the first fundamental signal (Su1).
Abstract: An electrical protection assembly for connection between an electrical power supply line and electrical equipment has an insulating mounting structure; a first arm connectable to a live conductor for connection to a fusible device at a first end and a voltage surge protection unit at a second end, pivotally attached to the mounting structure in a displaceable manner intermediate its ends; a first connection arrangement at the first end of the first arm for connection to the fusible device; and a second connection arrangement at the second end of the first arm for connection to the voltage surge protection unit. The assembly further includes first and second springs for urging the first arm relative to the mounting structure. The springs may urge the second connection arrangement towards the voltage surge protection unit and the first connection arrangement away from the fusible device.
September 30, 2010
Date of Patent:
January 1, 2013
The Trustees for the Time Being of the Philip Edward Lawrence Risi Trust
Abstract: A channel stacking system includes first and second downconverting stages, first and second analog to digital converters, and a digital switching and signal processor. The first downconverting stage includes a first downconverter circuit having an input for receiving a first RF input signal which includes a multitude of first channels. The first downconverter circuit frequency downconverts the first RF input signal to a first IF signal which includes the multitude of first channels. The first analog-to-digital converter converts the first IF signal to a first digital IF signal. The second downconverter stage includes a second downconverter circuit having an input for receiving a second RF input signal which includes a multitude of second channels. The second downconverter circuit frequency downconverts the second RF input signal to a second IF signal including said multitude of second channels.
March 31, 2009
Date of Patent:
January 1, 2013
Entropic Communications, Inc.
Branislav Petrovic, Itzhak Gurantz, Keith Bargroff
Abstract: A radio terminal (100) includes a radio condition information acquisition unit configured to acquire radio condition information indicating a condition of a radio signal (RS) which is transmitted to or received from a radio base station (11), and a handover execution unit configured to execute handover to a radio base station (21) on the basis of the handover threshold included in the received threshold notification response and the radio condition information acquired by the radio condition information acquisition unit.