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A method of transmitting addressed messages to subscribers comprises the steps of defining the group or individual subscriber to be addressed, creating the message, assigning the message to the individual or group to be addressed, scheduling the message for transmission, transmitting the message, and recording the tran...
A support system for positioning a sprinkler head relative to a support structure in a ceiling, floor, or wall includes a central hub adapted to receive the sprinkler head, a first leg attached to the central hub and having a first end configured to be attached to the support structure, a second leg attached to the cen...
A system and a process for combusting hydrocarbons to recover energy and the carbon dioxide resulting from the combustion is provided. The process utilizes a two-stage combustion process, each stage utilizing water injection and a recirculation stream to increase the efficiency of combustion to generate larger proporti...
A system and method for pointing a non-tracking antenna in a geo-synchronous satellite-based communication system is provided. A satellite terminal antenna is initially pointed towards the target satellite by any desired method. The antenna bore sight is then aligned towards the center of a satellite station-keeping bo...
In the case of a cooling system for an internal-combustion engine of a motor vehicle comprising a radiator and a thermostatic valve equipped with an electrically heatable expansion element, it is provided that, by means of three comparison stages which are connected in parallel, specifically a speed comparison stage, a...
An optical system and technique for monitoring a monotonic change in the thickness of a transparent film by means of optical interference, and for eliminating ambiguity in the identification of absolute film thickness. The system is particularly adapted for monitoring the etching of a dielectric film of uncertain initi...
Responsive to a plurality of parallel light beams and electric signals corresponding to the parallel light beams, an acoustic modulation element produces output light beams modulated by acoustic waves resulting from the electric signals. The element comprises a single acoustooptic medium block receiving the parallel be...
A data processing system is described, having a buffering mechanism for buffering data between two processes. The buffering mechanism includes a container table consisting of a number of data storage containers, an allocation list indicating which containers are free, and a communication list indicating which container...
A power-supply system involving system interconnection includes a plurality of AC modules, each of which includes a solar cell module and an inverter unit which outputs a single-phase alternating current. The AC modules are connected to the single-phase three-wire distribution line such that the number of AC modules co...
In ignition timing control system for an internal combustion engine, a knocking detector is provided to detect knockings of the engine, and a control unit responsive to the knocking signals of the knocking detector to provide a variable retard amount signal per one knocking which depends on whether the occurrence of an...
A data processing system includes a plurality of units including a bus interface unit (BIU), each of which couple in common to different positions along an asynchronous common system bus. The BIU couples to a plurality of local units which connect to a high speed local bus. The asynchronous common system bus includes a...
When a mobile station (4) staying in a first paging zone (1) begins communication with a network through a base station by using a paging channel (P1) which is specific to the paging zone (1) and one of speech channels (S11-S20), and finishes the communication in a paging zone (2) after moving from the zone (1) to the ...
A roll replacing method and a roll replacing system for a chockless rolling mill, in which bearings for supporting the ends of work rolls are supported at an eccentric position of rotary bushes on housings, and the rotary bushes are turned to set a roll gap, includes, pulling out the chockless rolling mill from a rolli...
A method and system for monitoring fuel delivery to an internal combustion engine having a first and second mode of operation and controlling the engine accordingly. An oxygen content of exhaust gas emitted from the engine is sensed and a corresponding oxygen content signal is generated. Air fuel ratio correction data ...
Apparatus and method for governing speed and acceleration of a gas turbine system which includes a trimming unit responsive to the speed of a common shaft connecting a combustion air compressor and a gas turbine, which trimming unit varies the fuel flow to the combustion chamber. The setting of the fuel flow to a new s...
A work management system has input means having a function of inputting coordinate information from the surface of a panel, output means having a function of projecting electronic information onto the panel, and data processing means for executing a predetermined processing, e.g., preparation and input processing of a ...
A system for transforming a first 3-D image of a target scene obtained from reflected energy signals to create a second 3-D image from a different perspective. In an illustrative embodiment, the original image includes multiple data elements stored in addresses of a row-column array, where each data element comprises a...
A speech recognition system and technique of the acoustic/phonetic type is made speaker-independent and capable of continuous speech recognition during fluent discourse by a combination of techniques which include, inter alia, using a so-called continuously-variable-duration hidden Markov vodel in identifying word segm...
The method effects initialization of successively arranged peripheral equipment (PE1...PEn) that are connected in parallel via an interface (S) to a central equipment (ZE) of a communication system. An access permission signal (zs) is forwarded from peripheral equipment (PE1...PEn) to peripheral equipment (PE1...PEn). ...
A method, system, and computer program product for providing textual ultrasound probe position information corresponding to an ultrasound image of a target is described. Based on a user's graphical manipulations of a probe icon relative to a breast icon, a text sequence corresponding to the user's estimate of t...
An extended length digital correlator threshold circuit for (N·Mit correlation using N M-bit correlators is disclosed. For the exemplary case where N=2, the digital correlator threshold circuit comprises: a first circuit for storing a preselected code word having first and second digital code portions; a first correl...
A computer system which utilizes two different sets of address control and state information signals for transferring information of the same or different widths is disclosed. The use of two sets of signals allows master units to utilize only one set and a system board determines when the second set of signals must be ...
A virtual internal cavity inspection system non-invasively provides images of cavities of a subject from a viewpoint within the cavity. An acquisition unit acquires imaging information about internal structures of a subject. This imaging information is segmented into separate structures, and a 3D surface model is const...
A removable storage medium relates to a removable storage medium embodying an external storage medium for computer equipment. The removable storage medium can be inserted in an external storage apparatus connected to a computer equipment unit, and stores predetermined programs. The removable storage medium includes a c...
The invention comprises a method and system for allowing remote procedure calls through a network firewall. In accordance with an embodiment of the method of the invention, a request is received from an application server to allow remote procedure calls to pass through a firewall. The request is processed to determine ...
A computer operating system that can be flexibly constructed by inclusion of any of a plurality of processing components. These processing components include (1) a core component that includes a process manager that provides for co-execution of multiple processes, each such process having an associated context; (2) a f...
An ambulatory physiological evaluation system including a main and a background gamma radiation detector provided in a vestlike garment worn by a patient for the purpose of monitoring and/or diagnosing the patient's physiological activities during a prescribed period of time. Also included is an apparatus and metho...