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A wireless telecommunications system is disclosed that is capable of providing both public wireless service and virtual private network service on existing IS-95 CDMA facilities without changes to the air interface, the hardware design or the protocols for interacting with home location registers. An illustrative embod...
A spring applied parking brake assembly for a railroad vehicle braking system is provided for an automatic application of the parking brake in the absence of an air source. The spring applied parking brake assembly comprises a cylindrical casing containing a piston assembly. The piston assembly is mounted for longitudi...
There is disclosed a chuck assembly defining a longitudinal axis for internally holding a hollow substrate having an open first end and a second end including: (a) an alignment shoulder positioned along the longitudinal axis; (b) an end portion, positioned along the longitudinal axis, that is adapted to be inserted int...
The present invention is a method for chemical-mechanical planarization of semiconductor wafers that is highly useful for planarizing stop-on-feature design wafers. Initially, the wafer is positioned against a liquid solution over a planarizing surface of a polishing pad. At least one of the wafer or the pad is moved w...
A fluid cushioning apparatus acting as a pivoting medium of two objects having a pivoting feature includes a sleeve, a shaft and a partitioning piece. The shaft has two radially enlarged annulations being closely and rotatably mounted in the sleeve and a dividing wall being axially and radially extended between the two...
According to one aspect of the present invention, a method of conducting a video poker game on a gaming machine and a gaming machine are disclosed. The method comprises receiving a wager from a player to play a block of hands and displaying a plurality of cards from a deck of cards to form a final user-playable hand fo...
A system and method to perform discretization and cardinality reduction of item attributes using collaborative filtering techniques are described. Data input by a user is received over a network, the input data further including a plurality of items and associated item metadata related to events performed by the user. ...
An article for performing a reaction includes a reagent well having a side wall, a bottom wall and an open upper end. A lyophilized reagent is retained within the well by a non-integral retention feature that is inserted into the open upper end of the well and fixed to a side wall above the reagent. An opening in the r...
A method is provided for at least partially filling a feature in a substrate. The method includes providing a substrate containing a feature, depositing a ruthenium (Ru) metal layer to at least partially fill the feature, and heat-treating the substrate to reflow the Ru metal layer in the feature....
Wireless sensors are included within zones of a physical space. A memory stores feature description data. A processor, in communication with the memory and the wireless sensors, is programmed to send, to a mobile device connected to one of the wireless sensors, a subset of the feature description data applicable to one...
A computer-implemented method of providing a server-based feature cloud model of a realm includes receiving by a server a series of digital contributions that collectively originate from a plurality of remote computing devices, characterizing portions of the realm. The method also includes processing by the server the ...
An illumination device includes a light source, an AC power source and a balance sensing switch. The AC power source is adapted for supplying an alternating current to the light source. The balance sensing switch is connected between the light source and the AC power source for automatically cutting off an electrical c...
Various embodiments may be generally directed to a universal object retention system that may be configured with at least a support substrate and a plurality of ductile members extending across predetermined portions of the support substrate. At least one ductile member may be configured with a tactile feature that inc...
A package for holding a product. The package can comprise a carton comprising a plurality of panels at least partially enclosing an interior of the carton. A liner may optionally be at least partially positioned in the interior of the carton and can comprise an inner dispensing feature. A liner patch can overlap the in...
Provide are systems methods and devices for diagnosing disease in medical images. In certain aspects, disclosed is a method for training a neural network to detect features in a retinal image including the steps of: a) extracting one or more features images from a Train_0 set, a Test_0 set, a Train_1 set and a Test_1 s...
A connector system including a first connector body, a second connector body configured to mate with the first connector body, a locking feature configured to secure the second connector body to the first connector body, and a connector position assurance (CPA) device that, when engaged, inhibits operation of the locki...
Document features or document ranking values can be associated with a distribution of values. Feature values, feature value coefficients, and/or document ranking values can be generated based on sampled values from the distribution of values. This can allow the relative ranking of a document to vary. As additional info...
Described embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product. A described system includes a feature matching circuit that receives a first reference image that includes a representation of a distinctive landmark subsurface feature of a body part of a known patient and a second reference image that inclu...
Methods and apparatus for identifying unexpected cards in a card-handling device are disclosed. The method comprises providing a card-handling device, wherein the card-handling device comprises a card storage area, an output end for the manual removal of cards, a processor with associated memory, and a card recognition...
A feature calculator calculates the number of edge pixel pairs (three-dimensional histogram) defined by the edge direction of a predetermined pixel, the edge direction of an edge pixel present in a neighboring area of the predetermined pixel, and the spatial position relation between the predetermined pixel and the edg...
An apparatus [100], method [900], and non-transitory computer-readable medium [125]. The apparatus [100] includes a processor [130] configured for receiving ultrasound data [187] from ultrasound reflected waves [202], obtaining anatomic model data [186] corresponding to at least part [155] of the organic specimen [160]...
A system for fine feature spray deposition includes a substrate platform for supporting a substrate on which the features are to be deposited. A spray assembly is provided which includes a spray source for providing a stream of material to be deposited on a substrate, a collimator which is positioned in a path of the s...
A method for classifying an input feature vector representing an unknown pattern as belonging to one of a set of pre-defined pattern classes, wherein the input feature vector is compared with pre-constructed regions. A hierarchy of possibility regions is used to exclude a pattern class from consideration. Certainty reg...
A method and system for estimating a global background-signal correction for each channel of a microarray data set. The method and system of one embodiment of the present invention is directed to a method for calculating background corrected signals for a microarray data set by receiving a non-negative constant and sel...
This disclosure describes an integrated circuit with self-test features for validating functionality of external interfaces. Example external interfaces include memory interfaces and bus interfaces, such as a peripheral component interconnect (PCI) bus, an advanced high-performance bus (AHB), an advanced extensible int...
A noise-environment storing unit stores therein a compensation vector for compensating a feature vector of a speech. A feature-vector extracting unit extracts the feature vector of the speech in each of a plurality of frames. A noise-environment-series estimating unit estimates a noise-environment series based on a fea...
A method is provided that includes providing a mold on a temporary substrate, e.g., a sapphire substrate. Next, a material such as PZT paste is deposited into the mold. Then, the mold is removed to obtain elements formed by the mold. The formed elements will then be sintered. After sintering, electrode deposition is op...
An optical module is provided, including a substrate ( 1 ) of a defined shape, the substrate having two surfaces ( 1 a, 1 b ) opposite from each other and an edge ( 1 c ). A layer ( 2 ) covers at least one of the surfaces ( 1 a, 1 b ) of the substrate ( 1 ). The layer ( 2 ) includes a transparent polyme...
A three-dimensional object printer generates image data of an object being formed in the printer with an optical sensor and identifies the heights of object features above a substrate on which the object is being formed. A controller operates one or more actuators to move the optical sensor at a plurality of distances ...
In an imprint lithography system, a recessed support on a template chuck may alter a shape of a template positioned thereon providing minimization and/or elimination of premature downward deflection of outer edges of the template in a nano imprint lithography process....
A profile of a rack, that may have zero, one, or a plurality of containers may be obtained using an ultrasonic sensor. The sensor emits a plurality of ultrasonic bursts and the rack is transported under the sensor at a slew speed that allows the sensor to detect at least first and second echoes from each of the bursts....