Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Erase count differential table within a non-volatile memory system. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, April 18, 2006: US07032087 (43 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for efficiently tracking the usage of physical blocks of non-volatile memory are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for maintaining a data structure that stores contents relating to the usage of physical blocks includes determining when to upd ...

Robert Senzig
Jiang Hsieh, Robert F Senzig, Priya Gopinath, Kelly Lynn Karau: Methods and apparatus for generating CT scout images. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Carl B Horton Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, April 18, 2006: US07031425 (10 worldwide citation)

A method for obtaining data includes acquiring Computed Tomography (CT) scout data at a Z location with a first x-ray spectrum, and acquiring CT scout data at the Z with a second x-ray spectrum different from the first x-ray spectrum.

Katherina Babich
Scott D Allen, Katherina E Babich, Steven J Holmes, Arpan P Mahorowala, Dirk Pfeiffer, Richard Stephan Wise: Techniques for patterning features in semiconductor devices. International Business Machines Corporation, Ryan Mason & Lewis, Daniel P Morris, April 18, 2006: US07030008 (8 worldwide citation)

Techniques for semiconductor processing are provided. In one aspect, a method for patterning one or more features in a semiconductor device comprises the following step. At least one critical dimension of the one or more features is reduced during etching of the antireflective material. A lithograph ...

John Yamamoto
John Hiroshi Yamamoto, Won Suh Park, Aaron Sarafinas, Michael Miller Cook, Stephen Gerard Maroldo: Method of making lithium borohydride. Rohm and Haas Company, Carl P Hemenway, April 18, 2006: US07029641

The present invention relates to a method of making lithium borohydride that gives high yields while maintaining ease of purification.

Marek Brejl
Vincent J Argiro, Marek Brejl, Renee Maheshwari Rashid, Todd Johnson, Milan Brejl: Image data based retrospective temporal selection of medical images. Vital Images, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, April 18, 2006: US07031504 (94 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for deriving a cardiac cycle signal by selecting images of a portion of a cardiovascular system include receiving a plurality of images from a scanner that have been recorded over a period of time. The images represent one or more locations along the extent of the cardiovascular ...

Kees Schouhamer Immink
Kees A Schouhamer Immink: Method and apparatus for coding information, method and apparatus for decoding coded information, method of fabricating a recording medium, the recording medium and modulated signal. LG Electronics, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, April 18, 2006: US07030784 (6 worldwide citation)

In the coding device and method, m-bit information words are converted into n-bit code words such that the coding rate m/n is greater than 2/3. The n-bit code words are divided into a first type and a second type, and into coding states of a first kind and a second kind such that an m-bit informatio ...

John J Shin, Kris R Holtzclaw, Nandita D Dangui, Sami Kanderian Jr, John J Mastrototaro, Peter I Hong: Real time self-adjusting calibration algorithm. Medtronic MiniMed, Medtronic Mini Med, April 18, 2006: US07029444 (617 worldwide citation)

A method of calibrating glucose monitor data includes collecting the glucose monitor data over a period of time at predetermined intervals. It also includes obtaining at least two reference glucose values from a reference source that temporally correspond with the glucose monitor data obtained at th ...

Ammar Al Ali: Parallel measurement alarm processor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 18, 2006: US07030749 (431 worldwide citation)

An alarm processor suppresses alarms when a physiological parameter is below a predetermined value but recovering toward a normal range.

Wayne Carl Westerman, John G Elias: System and method for packing multi-touch gestures onto a hand. Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri, April 18, 2006: US07030861 (403 worldwide citation)

A multi-touch system is disclosed that compares finger arrangements at the beginning of multi-touch gestures and discriminates between neutral- and spread-hand performances. Gestures by the neutral- and spread-hand versions of each chord are then mapped to separate, but intuitively related cursor fu ...

Andrew C Hsu, Shawn P Day, Richard Schediwy, David Gillespie: Flexible transparent touch sensing system for electronic devices. Synaptics Incorporated, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz PC, April 18, 2006: US07030860 (396 worldwide citation)

A transparent, capacitive sensing system particularly well suited for input to electronic devices is described. The sensing system can be used to emulate physical buttons or slider switches that are either displayed on an active display device or printed on an underlying surface. The capacitive sens ...