Steven Frank, Shigeki Imai: General purpose embedded processor. Nutter Mcclennen & Fish, December 2, 2004: US20040244000-A1

The invention provides an embedded processor architecture comprising a plurality of virtual processing units that each execute processes or threads (collectively, “threads”). One or more execution units, which are shared by the processing units, execute instructions from the threads. An event delive ...

Richard Woodland Davis, Kenneth Gerald Robertson, Steven Frank Manzi: Connectable support members. Hewlett Packard Company, March 24, 2005: US20050061755-A1

An apparatus in one example comprises one or more support members that are alignable substantially along directions that are identifiable through reference to mutually perpendicular x, y, and z axes. The one or more support members comprise first, second, third, and fourth support members that are c ...

Stuart Willard Daniel, Steven Frank Weed, Michael Ray Timperman: USB host device for printer interface. Lexmark International, Lexmark International, Intellectual Property Law Department, December 21, 2006: US20060283937-A1

The present invention relates to providing a printing device which allows for user authentication. The printing device may communicate with the authentication device using universal serial bus (USB) protocol, wherein the printing device contains a universal serial bus (USB) host. User authentication ...

Mohamed Nooman Ahmed, Steven Frank Weed: Descreening and detail enhancement for scanned documents. Lexmark International, Lexmark International, Intellectual Property Law Department, June 28, 2007: US20070146794-A1

A method and apparatus for processing a digital image to reduce moiré artifacts while preserving or improving detailed features. Pixels may be categorized as halftone and/or detail pixels and filtered accordingly. A pixel may be categorized as halftone if intensity values over a first window laid ov ...

George W Rhodes, Albert Migliori, Tristan Fin, Steven Frank Willard: Method and apparatus for monitoring SF6 gas and electric utility apparatus. Avistar, Snider & Associates, February 1, 2007: US20070027640-A1

A method for detecting loss of SF6 gas from electrical utility apparatus determines a molar ratio of gas in a container at an initial time and of gas in the container at a subsequent time. Measurement of temperature is determined by averaging ambient temperature and temperature of the surface of the ...

Lawrence Alan Randlett, Steven Frank Willard: Mining roof support cylinder corrosion protection apparatus and method. Avistar, Snider & Associates, July 12, 2007: US20070160428-A1

A roof support for an underground mine which has a hydraulic cylinder positioned between a roof engaging support and a ground engaging base and has a flexible gas barrier or enclosure surrounding surfaces of said hydraulic cylinder which are subject to corrosion by gases present in the underground m ...

Mohamed Nooman Ahmed, Tomasz Jan Cholewo, Steven Frank Weed: Document segmentation for mixed raster content representation. Lexmark International, Lexmark International, Intellectual Property Law Department, June 28, 2007: US20070150803-A1

In an array of pixels, a method for segmenting a selected pixel of the array between at least two layers including identifying an N-by-N window centered upon the selected pixel, evaluating at least one pixel in the N-by-N window to determine whether the selected pixel is a potential text element, id ...

Mary Ellen Biddle, Brian Edward Cooper, Chengwu Cui, Buford Rodney Goble, Ross William McFarland, Steven Frank Weed, Bryan Scott Willett: Shingle masks that reduce banding effect on ink jet printers. Lexmark International, Intellectual Property Law Department, October 30, 2003: US20030202215-A1

An improved shingle mask is provided for use on ink jet printers which use multi-pass printing (shingling) to form bitmap images. The shingle mask is derived from a shingle mask density distribution which exhibits a substantially trapezoidal shape; the shingle mask density distribution is derived fr ...

Steven Frank Maxwell: Adjustable cam shaft sprocket. Thomas M Thibault, August 7, 2003: US20030148839-A1

An adjustable cam shaft sprocket for allowing small adjustments to a cam shaft. The adjustable cam shaft sprocket comprises an inner member and an outer member, the inner member being placed concentrically within said first circular member and held in place by a fastener. A series of openings locate ...

Steven Frank Wilkes: Lever handles. Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, February 21, 2002: US20020020038-A1

A lever handle including a lever (11) rotatably mounted with an escutcheon (10) arranged for quick adjustment of the handing (e.g. for use with either a left or right swinging door). The handle includes a stop element (24) sliding between limiting positions (23) to be engaged with a mover (18).