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Paul S Martin, R Scott West, Daniel A Steigerwald: Axial LED source. Lumileds Lighting U S, Patent Law Group, David C Hsia, May 23, 2006: US07048412 (102 worldwide citation)

A lamp has LED sources that are placed about a lamp axis in an axial arrangement. The lamp includes a post with post facets where the LED sources are mounted. The lamp includes a segmented reflector for guiding light from the LED sources. The segmented reflector includes reflective segments each of ...


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Randy D Sines, Michael J Kuhn, Randy A Gregory: Automated system for playing casino games having changeable displays and play monitoring security features. DigiDeal Corporation, Gregory I P Law, Randy A Gregory, May 23, 2006: US07048629 (102 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for playing live casino games. The systems have changeable displays which portray virtual playing cards or symbols to live participants. Shuffling, cutting, dealing and return of playing cards are accomplished using data processing functions within an electronic game processor or ...


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Steven M Blumenau, Yoav Raz: Mapping of hosts to logical storage units and data storage ports in a data processing system. EMC Corporation, Richard C Auchterlonie, Novak Druce & Quigg, May 23, 2006: US07051182 (101 worldwide citation)

An apparatus has host ports for coupling hosts to data storage devices. The data storage devices are configured into logical storage units, and the apparatus is programmed with a mapping of the hosts to respective logical storage units. The apparatus decodes a host identifier and a logical storage u ...


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Raffi Codilian: Disk drive and method for improved disk rotation control. Western Digital Technologies, Jonathan E Prejean Esq, Robroy R Fawcett Esq, May 23, 2006: US07050258 (101 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a disk drive and related method for improved disk rotation rate control in the presence of seek operations. A spindle motor rotates a spindle, supporting at least one disk with a magnetic recording surface, in response to a motor current. The actuator radially positions a tr ...


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Christopher G Kaler, Steven J Kruy: Generic application server and method of operation therefor. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, May 23, 2006: US07051330 (101 worldwide citation)

A generic application server is capable of simultaneously receiving requests, processing requested work, and returning results using multiple, conceptual thread pools. In addition, functions are programmable as state machines. While executing such a function, when a worker thread encounters a potent ...


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Paul H Stypulkowski: Variation of neural-stimulation parameters. Medtronic, Banner & Witcoff, May 23, 2006: US07050856 (100 worldwide citation)

Techniques for varying stimulus parameters used in neural stimulation to improve therapy efficacy, minimize energy consumption, minimize undesired side effects, and minimize loss of therapeutic effectiveness due to physiologic tolerance to stimulation. Neural stimulation is provided having a stimula ...


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Yasuaki Iwase, Yoshifumi Yaoi, Hiroshi Iwata, Akihide Shibata, Yoshinao Morikawa, Masaru Nawaki: Writing control method and writing control system of semiconductor storage device, and portable electronic apparatus. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, May 23, 2006: US07050337 (99 worldwide citation)

A writing control system providing high-speed writing to a nonvolatile semiconductor storage device, includes (a) a plurality of memory elements each having: a gate electrode provided on a semiconductor layer with an intervening gate insulating film; a channel region provided beneath the gate electr ...


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Anthony Joch, James Au, Yu sheng Brandon Lin: Low-complexity deblocking filter. UB Video, McCarthy Tetrault, May 23, 2006: US07050504 (98 worldwide citation)

A method of filtering to remove coding artifacts introduced at block edges in a block-based video coder, the method having the steps of: checking the content activity on every line of samples belonging to a boundary to be filtered and where content activity is based on a set of adaptively selected t ...


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Carlo Tomasi, Salih Burak Gokturk: Method and apparatus for approximating depth of an objects placement onto a monitored region with applications to virtual interface devices. Canesta, Shemwell Mahamedi, May 23, 2006: US07050177 (98 worldwide citation)

Structured light is directed across a monitored region. An image is captured of a light pattern that forms on the object as a result of the object intersecting the structured light when the object is placed at a first position in the monitored region. A geometric characteristic is identified of the ...


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Hiroshi Iseki, Keita Abe, Yoshiyuki Ogawara: Method for modeling an implant and an implant manufactured by the method. PENTAX Corporation, Hiroshi Iseki, Greenblum & Bernstein, May 23, 2006: US07050877 (97 worldwide citation)

A method for modeling an implant to be applied to a defect of a bone comprises the steps of obtaining a plurality of tomographic image data of the bone based on measurement data by MRI, producing three-dimensional image data of the bone based on the plurality of tomographic image data, and estimatin ...