Bo Liu, Zhimin Yuan: Method and implementation of in-situ absolute head medium spacing measurement. Agency for Science Technology and Research, Martine Penilla & Gencarella, March 21, 2006: US07016131 (47 worldwide citation)

In a method based on readback signal for in-situ measuring of absolute head-medium spacing, a pre-encoded pattern in the magnetic medium on a disk has at least two harmonics with amplitudes such that a linear function of the logarithmic ratio of the spacing loss-term is formed in relation to testing ...

Stéphane Bilodeau
Henry Brunelle, Stéphane Baron, Marc Beland, Henri Veyrie, Patrick Lemay, Stéphane Bilodeau: Therapeutic shower enclosure. Gestion Ultra Internationale, Ogilvy Renault, Guy J Houle, March 21, 2006: US07013504 (12 worldwide citation)

A top wall assembly to convert a shower enclosure into a therapeutic shower enclosure. The top wall assembly has an air blower in communication with one or more air return orifices in the top wall. An air distribution channel is in communication with the air blower and at least one air injecting ori ...

Robert Senzig
Robert F Senzig, Hui David He: Multimode imaging system for generating high quality images. General Electric Company, Carl B Horton Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, March 21, 2006: US07016457 (12 worldwide citation)

The present invention, in one form, is a multimode imaging system which, in one embodiment, includes a substantially C-shaped arm movably coupled to a movable base to reduce difficulty of scanning an object. A source assembly having a x-ray source and a detector assembly having a detector are movabl ...

Durga Malladi
Francesco Grilli, Durga P Malladi: Method and system for communicating content on a broadcast services communication system. Qualcomm Incorporated, Philip R Wadsworth, Thien T Nguyen, Donald C Kordich, March 21, 2006: US07016327 (34 worldwide citation)

An outer decoder and an inner decoder encode a block of information to be transmitted, to improve protection by adding redundancy. The redundancy permits decoding of the information from less than a complete encoded block of information. Time re-alignment of two transmissions of the same content fro ...

Eunkee Hong, Kyutae Na, Juseon Goo, Hong Gun Kim: Compositions including perhydro-polysilazane used in a semiconductor manufacturing process and methods of manufacturing semiconductor devices using the same. Samsung Electronics, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, March 21, 2006: US07015144 (5 worldwide citation)

Compositions that can be used in semiconductor manufacturing processes, comprising perhydro-polysilazane having a weight average molecular weight of about 300 to about 3,000 and a polydispersity index of about 1.8 to about 3.0 are provided. Solutions comprising the compositions of the present invent ...

Hiroshi Morohoshi: Information input and output system, method, storage medium, and carrier wave. Ricoh Company, Morrison & Foerster, March 21, 2006: US07015894 (856 worldwide citation)

A coordinate input device detects coordinates of a position by indicating a screen of a display device with fingers of one hand, and transfers information of the detected coordinates to a computer through a controller. The computer receives an operation that complies with the detected coordinates, a ...

Alfred D Ducharme, Frederick M Morgan, Ihor A Lys, Kevin J Dowling, George G Mueller: Systems and methods for generating and modulating illumination conditions. Color Kinetics Incorporated, Foley Hoag, March 21, 2006: US07014336 (448 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to systems and methods for generating and/or modulating illumination conditions to generate high-quality light of a desired and controllable color, for creating lighting fixtures for producing light in desirable and reproducible colors, and for modifying the color tempe ...

David Dalke, Robert Smith, Ammar Al Ali, Mohamed K Diab, Ronald Coverston: Power supply rail controller. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 21, 2006: US07015451 (370 worldwide citation)

A power supply rail controller operates on an analog component having a signal input, a power input and a signal output. A voltage controller provides a control output responsive to the signal output. A power supply generates a voltage for the power input, where the voltage is responsive to the cont ...

Wayne C Boncyk, Ronald H Cohen: Image capture and identification system and process. March 21, 2006: US07016532 (318 worldwide citation)

An identification method and process for objects from digitally captured images thereof that uses image characteristics to identify an object from a plurality of objects in a database. The image is broken down into parameters such as a Shape Comparison, Grayscale Comparison, Wavelet Comparison, and ...

Craig M Gardner, Trent D Ridder, William Gruner: Non-invasive determination of direction and rate of change of an analyte. InLight Solutions, V Gerald Grafe, March 21, 2006: US07016713 (259 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates generally to a non-invasive method and apparatus for measuring a fluid analyte, particularly relating to glucose or alcohol contained in blood or tissue, utilizing spectroscopic methods. More particularly, the method and apparatus incorporate means for detecting and qua ...