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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Thomas Fred C Iii, Hahm Christopher D: Method and apparatus for using vibration to clean a read/write head. Iomega Corporation, SMITH T Murray, May 27, 2004: WO/2004/044901

A data storage apparatus (10) includes a drive (13) which can removably receive a cartridge (12) that contains a rotatable hard disk (17). The drive has a read/write head (38) supported for movement between a position adjacent an information storage surface (21) on the disk, and a position engaging ...


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Bahman Qawami
Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid: Method and device for managing completeness of data in nonvolatile memory system. Sandisk, May 27, 2004: JP2004-152300 (3 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a method and a device for increasing the number of bits correctable by means of an ECC algorithm without bringing any great overhead or performance penalty.SOLUTION: In this method for coding data related to a page inside a nonvolatile memory of a memory system, the ...


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Bahman Qawami
Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid: Management for unworkable block in nonvolatile memory system. Sandisk, May 27, 2004: JP2004-152299 (2 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To use a block identified as a defective block but usable potentially as a spare block.SOLUTION: This invention includes a process for subjecting at least one physical block identified as a defective one inside a nonvolatile memory 124 to an inspection, in which it is determine ...


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Bahman Qawami
Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid, Li Ping: Method and device for executing block cache in nonvolatile memory system. Sandisk, May 27, 2004: JP2004-152302 (1 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a method and a device for reducing writing and deleting processes caused numerously in association with updating of a logical page.SOLUTION: This method for processing contents related to a block in a nonvolatile memory includes a process for acquiring a first set of ...


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Robert Senzig
Srikanth Suryanarayanan, Rakesh Mullick, Vidya Pundalik Kamath, Yogisha Mallya, Robert F Senzig: Method and apparatus for partitioning a volume. Patrick S Yoder, Fletcher Yoder & Van Someren, May 27, 2004: US20040101179-A1

A technique is provided for partitioning an imaged volume into two or more sub-volumes. The technique identifies partition lines which separate the sub-volumes by generating a profile, such as a bone profile, which is then analyzed to determine the placement of the partition lines. In one embodiment ...


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Eugene Fitzgerald
Lisa McGill, Eugene A Fitzgerald: Yellow-green epitaxial transparent substrate-LEDs and lasers based on a strained-ingap quantum well grown on an indirect bandgap substrate. Samuels Gauthier & Stevens, May 27, 2004: US20040099872-A1

A light-emitter structure is provided. The light emitter structure includes a platform. An Inx(AlyGa1-y)1-xP lower clad region is formed on the platform and has a lattice constant between approximately 5.49 and 5.62 . A strained quantum-well active region is formed on the lower clad region. An Inx(A ...


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Sakurai Masatoshi, Miyazaki Takuya, Ueda Shinsaku: Handle structure for surgical instrument. Top, May 27, 2004: JP2004-147701 (184 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a handle structure for a surgical instrument for reducing the possibility of erroneous operations and making an operation procedure consistent in the handle structure of the surgical instrument for performing a first operation and a second operation.SOLUTION: This ha ...


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Sequin Jacques, Elicker Robert John, Laborde Jean Claude: Endoprosthesis deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations. Devax, Sequin Jacques, Elicker Robert John, Laborde Jean Claude, ALTMAN Daniel E, May 27, 2004: WO/2004/043301 (110 worldwide citation)

A device is configured for treating pathological narrowing of fluid-carrying conduits of the human body (such as blood vessels) in an area of a bifurcation (30). In particular, a stent delivery system (100) configured to carry one or more of a pair of dissimilar stents (12, 14). At least one of the ...


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Tsougarakis Konstantinos, Steines Daniel, Vissa Bhaskar Rao, Lang Philipp, Linder Barry J: Methods for determing meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment. Conformis, Tsougarakis Konstantinos, Steines Daniel, Vissa Bhaskar Rao, Lang Philipp, Linder Barry J, PASTERNAK Dahna, May 27, 2004: WO/2004/043305 (106 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to methods for determining meniscal size and shape for use in designing therapies for the treatment of various joint diseases. The invention uses an image of a joint that is processed for analysis. Analysis can include, for example, generating a thickness map, a cartila ...


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Arai Minoru, Koseki Atsushi, Egawa Saku, Tajima Taiji: Self-traveling cleaner. Hitachi Home &Amp Life Solutions, May 27, 2004: JP2004-148021 (87 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a self-traveling cleaner which detects positions and shapes of a surrounding wall and an obstacle by a cheap method, and reduces a non-cleaned region.SOLUTION: The self-traveling cleaner 1 is equipped with a sucking port 3 which can be displaced in the lateral direct ...