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Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Maintaining an average erase count in a non-volatile storage system. SanDisk Corporation, Ritter Lang & Kaplan, September 9, 2004: US20040177212-A1

Methods and apparatus for maintaining an average erase count in a system memory of a non-volatile memory system are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for determining an average number of times each block of a number of blocks within a non-volatile memory of a memo ...


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Eugene Fitzgerald
Zhi Yuan Cheng, Eugene A Fitzgerald, Dimitri A Antoniadis, Judy L Hoyt: Semiconductor substrate structure. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, September 9, 2004: US20040173791-A1

A process for producing monocrystalline semiconductor layers. In an exemplary embodiment, a graded Si1-xGex (x increases from 0 to y) is deposited on a first silicon substrate, followed by deposition of a relaxed Si1-yGey layer, a thin strained Si1-zGez layer and another relaxed Si1-yGey layer. Hydr ...


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Steven Jobs
Steven P Jobs, Donald J Lindsay, Tim Wasko: Method and system for providing an embedded application tool bar. Apple Computer, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, September 9, 2004: US20040174396-A1

A method and system for providing menu tools directly from an operating system includes a computer system having a user interface including a display, a cursor, and a cursor control device, and an operating system. Menu tools are provided to one or more application windows. A menu item associated wi ...


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Sugimura Shiro, Takeda Masahiro: Booster antenna device for ic tag. Minerva, Fec, September 9, 2004: JP2004-253858 (130 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a booster antenna device ensuring a communication distance of an IC tag T in an enclosure K.SOLUTION: A booster antenna B is arranged facing the opening part K1 of an enclosure K. By mounting a resonance circuit in resonance with an operating frequency of the IC tag ...


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Ohira Akinari, Nakajima Tatsuo: Dielectric resin lens antenna. NTN, September 9, 2004: JP2004-253853 (129 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a high-performance dielectric resin lens antenna capable of realizing reduction in size, thickness and weight, and low cost, and having high sensitivity and no phase shift.SOLUTION: The dielectric resin lens antenna has a lens 1 of a dielectric resin composite materi ...


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Sakai Masahito, Ito Hidemi: Electromagnetic wave shielding structure. Takiron, September 9, 2004: JP2004-253796 (62 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an electromagnetic wave shielding structure that exhibits electromagnetic wave shielding performance even if an amount of ultra-fine fibers such as carbon nanotube contained in a conductive layer is decreased; in addition, an electromagnetic wave shield material havi ...


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Inuzuka Tomoaki: Special purpose led illumination with color rendering properties. Nichia Chem, September 9, 2004: JP2004-253309 (57 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a lighting device having a light source composed of a plurality of light emitting diodes (LED) for emitting lights having mutually different wave bands to obtain a white light closer to a standard light source, and generating a stable white light with reproducible co ...


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Yamamoto Akira, Nakamura Sukekazu, Okumoto Masahiro: Heat treatment apparatus of powder. Nippon Pneumatic Mfg, September 9, 2004: JP2004-249206 (57 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a heat treatment apparatus of a powder which can prevent melt bonding and agglomeration of the powder after heat treatment and can give a treated powder with even particle size.SOLUTION: The heat treatment apparatus of a powder comprises a hot air supply nozzle 4, a ...


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Aihara Katsuyoshi: Blood analyzer. Citizen Watch, September 9, 2004: JP2004-248819 (42 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To solve the problem of an eventual prolonged measuring time in view of the biomedical signals which must be passed through an analog filter to remove the noises while the information possessed thereby is processed, a factor for the errors possible in the calculation of the rat ...


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Kaihatsu Hiroyuki, Iizuka Yasutaka: Composition for hair growth. Dai Ichi Seiyaku, September 9, 2004: JP2004-250435 (41 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To obtain a new hair growth composition containing an agent for potentiating the hair growth effect of minoxidil or its salt.SOLUTION: This hair growth composition contains minoxidil or its salt and carpronium chloride or its hydrate. Since carpronium chloride potentiates the p ...