Abstract: A method is provided for identifying a disease of a patient. The method includes collecting data of at least one cardio-respiratory function of the patient over time, eliminating artifacts from the collected data to create a new data record, constructing a phase-space from the new data record, and constructing a hypercube covering the phase-space. The method further includes calculating threshold criteria for quantifying dispersion characteristics of an attractor of the phase-space and determining the patient's tendency towards the disease based on the threshold criteria.
June 13, 2005
Date of Patent:
December 26, 2006
Richard A. Katz, Jeffrey S. Hall, Albert H. Nuttall, Tracey A. Dodenhoff, Douglas Sawyer
Abstract: An epicyclic roller gear (100) has two rings (1 and 4) provided with an inner profile. One ring (1) is fixed and the other ring (4) is parallel or coaxial to the first ring (1) and is rotatably mounted with respect thereto. The number of teeth on the two rings is different. Both rings (1 and 4) have at least two parallel internal profiles (1.1, 1.2, 4.1 and 4.2) which are offset in the circumferential direction by a fraction of the pitch of the profile or teeth. When each ring has two mutually offset internal profiles, they are mutually offset by half the pitch of the teeth, so that in this case the gaps of the one tooth system are occupied by the teeth of the second, adjacent tooth system. This results in a high contact ratio with the corresponding complementary profiles of a rolling element, preferably a roller carrier (5) with rotatable rollers which roll in the gaps between the teeth of the internal profiles.
Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a motor vehicle, including a fuel cutting device for cutting a fuel supply to an engine while a throttle valve is placed in an engine idling position, a clutch control device for effecting partial or full engagement of a lock-up clutch disposed in parallel with a fluid-filled power transmitting device while the throttle valve is placed in the engine idling position, an automatic cruising control device for controlling the throttle valve so that the vehicle runs at a substantially constant speed, and a restricting device for restricting or inhibiting the engagement of the lock-up clutch by the clutch control device while the throttle valve is controlled by the automatic cruising control device.