Abstract: When a distortion correction coefficient, which is calculated according to a signal input to a power amplifier and a signal output from the power amplifier, is larger than a first threshold, a distortion correction coefficient corresponding to the input signal is updated to the first threshold. When the calculated distortion correction coefficient is equal to or smaller than the first threshold, the distortion correction coefficient corresponding to the input signal is updated to the calculated distortion correction coefficient.
Abstract: A garment for sport activities prevailingly made of substantially inextensible materials comprises additional flaps (140) of extensible elastic materials supplementing the conventional stretchable inserts (130). When the wearer of the garment is of anormal anatomic typology, the supplementary flaps (140) are concealed inside the garment but are adapted to be freely exposed on the garment outer surface by a manual actuation of zippers (135) in case of a different anatomic typology. Each additional flap (140) is attached at a first lateral side (136) to an insert (130) and at the opposite lateral side (137) to a zone of the garment which is made of substantially inextensible materials. Thus, the garment fits adequately and comfortably to the wearer's body also in correspondence of parts of the body which can be of various shapes and/or dimensions.
Abstract: An electromagnetic field simulation apparatus disclosed herein replaces a predetermined region in printed circuit board CAD data to be subjected to electromagnetic field simulation with measurement data measured by a near-field measurement device and generates new printed circuit board CAD data. Subsequently, regarding a measurement data portion in the new printed circuit board CAD data generated by the data generating unit, the electromagnetic field simulation apparatus generates analysis model data by setting, as a wave source, an electric field or a magnetic field measured by the near-field measurement device. Then, the electromagnetic field simulation apparatus executes electromagnetic field simulation with respect to the analysis model data having a set wave source.
Abstract: In a game system 1 of the present invention, an image capturing device 2 captures a controller 20. The controller 20 includes a plurality of LEDs which express controller numbers assigned to the controller 20 in a game application to be executed, and periodically repeats the turning on and off of an LED in a flashing pattern defined in accordance with the controller number assigned. A cycle of the flashing is set so that the flashing appears to be continuous to a user, on the other hand, so that a continuous turning-off state and a continuous turning-on state are captured alternately in succession by the image capturing device 2. The game device 10 determines if the controller 20 is located in the image capturing space of the mage capturing device 2 based on the captured images which are captured continuously at a predetermined capturing speed by the image capturing device 2.
Abstract: A method for allocating uplink radio resources to a radio communication device includes transmitting a polling signal; allocating radio resources for data transmission based on a response signal to the polling signal; suspending transmission of the polling signal when it is determined that a condition to omit the transmission of the polling signal is satisfied; and allocating radio resources for data transmission while the transmission of the polling signal is suspended.
Abstract: A technique is provided related to an input interface wherein entertainment is enhanced by an information processing system that includes means for producing a computer image that prompts a player to virtually touch a plurality of touch points; means for accepting input of a video image of the player captured by image pickup means; display control means for causing a display device to display and superimpose the video image and the computer image on each other; means for analyzing the video image during display of the computer image to detect virtual touches of any of the plurality of touch points; and means for executing predetermined processing when the detecting means detects virtual touches that are performed on a predetermined number of touch points in a predetermined order.
Abstract: In a method and apparatus for propagating optical signals via optical cables such as plastic optical fiber, known as lightguide joint and mingled with the electrical wiring and home automation system for controlling LED illuminators enclosed in standard screw type bulb bases or plug-in bases, such as used for halogen lamp via optical signal propagated through such standard bases. Same optical signals are propagated through power outlets and via power cable assemblies to electrical appliances for controlling the appliances operation and on-off switching. Full range of control, distribution, signal conversion, keypads and touch screen including video interphones monitors and shopping terminals operate and controls such home automation via the optical cables.
Abstract: A related ID information retaining unit relates and stores IDs of game titles related to each other. A game data storage unit stores saved data with a title ID. A title ID acquisition unit acquires a title ID of a game program to be executed, and a related title acquisition unit then acquires another game title ID related to the acquired title ID in a related ID information database. A game data identification unit identifies game data stored in the game data storage unit, based on the title ID acquired by the related title acquisition unit.
Abstract: A method and system for generating and linking keywords to objects in videos, and then providing an internet searchable web page is disclosed. The objects also may be associated with hyperlinks to further information, further objects, or further videos or web pages. First, objects within a video are selected. Then software for tracking the objects throughout a video is used to determine in which frames the object appears. Data corresponding all frames in which the object first appears and last appears is determined. Second, an object descriptor term or phrase is associated with the object. The object descriptor is then used to generate a set of keywords, which along with the object descriptor, are stored in memory in association with the object and video, preferably an XML file or other format. Then, the keywords or keyword phrases are converted to a search engine searchable computer language, e.g., HTML, CSS, and posted to a web page.
Abstract: Method and apparatus for coupling electrical and communication circuits, included in a packaged semiconductor comprising photo receivers, photo transmitters and photovoltaic cells, through lightguide and optical fiber cables. The packaged semiconductor combinations comprise one, two or plurality of photo elements for a single or plurality one way optical signal, receive or transmit, and a single or plurality of two way optical signal communications via direct optical links and via optical prisms, filters, half mirrors and lenses. The packaged semiconductor includes at least one optical access to a single or plurality of lightguides or optical fiber with single core and for multicore lightguides. A built-in or attachable holders are used for attaching the different lightguide cables to the one or plurality of optical accesses with the attached cable end is terminated by cutting, trimming and shaping.
Abstract: An interactive input system comprises a pointer input region; and a multi-angle reflecting structure located along a single side of the pointer input region and operable to reflect radiation from a pointer within the pointer input region from at least two surface locations of the multi-angle reflecting structure, wherein the at least two surface locations each have different respective angles. An imaging system is operable to capture within at least a portion of the pointer input region images of the reflected radiation located within a field of view of the imaging system. Processing structure is provided for determining the location of the pointer relative to the pointer input region based on the at least one image.
Abstract: The paving stone (1) which can degrade environmental pollutant elements or gases, comprising a body provided with two layers, a first surface layer (2) and a second base layer (3) which are solidly overlapped, where said surface layer (2) comprises a solidified paste including cement, silica sand, titanium dioxide, zeolite and ferric oxides or FeO2, marble pebbles and recycled materials, while the base layer (3) comprises a solidified paste including cement, preferably grey, aggregate particles and recycled materials, and a method for producing said stone (1) in a continuous process.
December 9, 2009
Date of Patent:
December 25, 2012
Pavimentos de Tudela, S.L.
Jose Luis Moracho Amigot, Angel Moracho Jimenez
Abstract: A data embedding device for embedding data in a speech code obtained by encoding a speech in accordance with a speech encoding method based on a voice generation process of a human being, includes an embedding judgment unit, every speech code, judging whether or not data should be embedded in the speech code, and an embedding unit embedding data in two or more parameter codes of a plurality of parameter codes constituting the speech code for which it is judged by the embedding judgment unit that the data should be embedded.
Abstract: The present invention relates to an ultraviolet radiation lamp. The lamp comprises: (i) a substantially sealed cavity comprising a mercury-containing material; and (ii) a heating unit disposed exteriorly with respect to the cavity. The heating unit is disposed in contact with a first portion of the cavity comprising the mercury-containing material. The heating unit has adjustable heat output.
Abstract: A method of wirelessly communicating from a high speed data modem using a first radio transceiver at a first location and a second radio transceiver at a second location preferably includes: (i) attaching a housing (containing the data modem and the first radio transceiver, a radio processor, and a power supply) to an outdoor supporting structure that supports a coaxial cable carrying an RF signal and AC power; (ii) using a splitter to split the RF signal from the AC power; (iii) transmitting the RF signal to the data modem, and transmitting the AC power to the power supply; (iv) providing a digital signal from the data modem to the radio processor; (v) converting the AC power to DC; (vi) using the DC power to run the data modem, the first radio transceiver, and the radio processor; (vii) communicating the digital signal from the radio processor to the first radio transceiver and then to a first antenna; (viii) transmitting a wireless signal from the first antenna to a second antenna; and (ix) communicating t
Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus, which is connected to an operation device including a magnetic sensor and an operation button used for operation input by a user, and is configured to: receive, from the operation device, a detection result of the magnetic sensor and information indicating an operation performed by the user with respect to the operation button; determine whether or not the operation button has been operated, by using the received information indicating the operation; and, when it is determined that the operation button has been operated, restrict a posture of the operation device from being identified by using the detection result of the magnetic sensor.
Abstract: A relay station that relays radio signals between a base transceiver station and a mobile station includes a downlink amplifier that amplifies a downlink signal from the base transceiver station to the mobile station, an uplink amplifier that amplifies an uplink signal from the mobile station to the base transceiver station, a paging response signal detection unit that detects a paging response signal with which the mobile station responds to a paging signal for paging the mobile station, and an amplification control unit that starts amplification control with respect to the downlink amplifier and the uplink amplifier when the paging response signal has been detected by the paging response signal detection unit.
Abstract: Described herein are various systems and methods for managing carbon credits. For example, in some embodiments a lottery is used as a means for distributing carbon credits to consumers, optionally to feed a retail-level carbon market. It will be appreciated from the discussion herein that such an approach leverages general notions whereby lotteries have been traditionally used as a vehicle for funding public works.