Abstract: A system and method for processing an image edge includes an edge filter that processes an image input to generate edge data. An edge-smoothing filter processes the edge data to filter-out image noise and preserve the image edge, thus generating edge-smoothed data. An adder adds the edge-smoothed data to the image input, thus generating an edge-smoothed image.
Abstract: An apparatus of an embodiment may include a network equipment chassis shield comprising a rectangular planar surface for mounting in front of a face of an equipment chassis, at least one supporting bracket for mounting the rectangular planar surface, and two or more fasteners for securing the rectangular planar surface to an anchoring structure. A first fastener may secure the rectangular planar surface to the at least one supporting bracket and a second fastener may secure the at least one supporting bracket to the anchoring structure.
October 2, 2008
Date of Patent:
February 22, 2011
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. & Verizon Business Network Services Inc.
Jeffrey A. Duke, Raymond R. Sivahop, James E. Baker
Abstract: An ambulatory support and traction device used as a flexible foot (1) added to a walking aid, such as a cane or crutch (6), is provided. The flexible foot (1) includes a bendable coil or spring (3) that allows angulation of a walking aid shaft (4) relative to the foot (1) without the loss of adherence of the foot to a ground surface (19). The allowance of angulation of the walking aid shaft (4) improves ambulatory support and balance when leaning on the walking aid or when traversing an inclined surface and can assist the user in rising from a sitting position to a standing position without repositioning of the foot. The flexible foot (1) has a rigid base (2) for structural support and a traction sole (17) to adhere to surfaces both indoors and outdoors and on different surfaces and environments.
Abstract: Provided is a supporting apparatus for a display device. The supporting apparatus includes a fixing bracket, a set bracket, and a connecting assembly. The set bracket is connected to the display device and is capable of tilting with respect to the fixing bracket. The connecting assembly is connecting the set bracket and the fixing bracket. The connecting assembly includes a tension member generating biasing force over a portion of a tilting range of the display device.
Abstract: A shock absorbing device for a notebook computer module. The device comprises of a notebook computer module, a cooling/protective plate, and two springs. A first spring is installed between the notebook computer module and the cooling/protective plate that provides a force trying to separate the cooling/protective plate and the module. The cooling/protective plate has a hole that permits a fastening insert to pass through. A first end of the fastening insert protrudes outside the cooling/protective plate while a second end of the fastening insert fastens onto the notebook computer module. There is a second spring between the first end of the fastening insert and the cooling/protective plate. The second spring provides a force trying to draw the cooling/protective plate closer to the module.
Abstract: System for measuring a characteristic of flow of liquid in a vessel of a patient comprising a transducer positioned in a vessel in a patient for supplying ultrasonic energy. The transducer produces a substantially uniform beam which encompasses the vessel. The transducer receives ultrasonic energy back scattered from the red blood cells and provides an electrical output signal. A first moment detector is provided which receives the electrical output from the transducer and provides a first moment signal. Normalization is provided to the output of the first moment detector to provide an electrical output representing a characteristic of the flow of the liquid in the vessel.
September 13, 1991
Date of Patent:
November 17, 1992
Jeffrey J. Christian, Paul D. Corl, Jerome Segal, Ronald G. Williams, Wayne C. Haase