|| List of recent Variable Length-related patents
|Variable length light shield for an electro-optical sensor within a nose cone|
A variable length light shield is disclosed for an electro-optical sensor within a nose cone. The light shield includes a base, a telescopic shade supported by the base, and a ring rotatably supported about the base.
|Line-based compression for digital image data|
A method of compressing digital image data is provided that includes selecting an entropy code for encoding a line of pixels in the digital image data, wherein the entropy code is selected from a plurality of variable length entropy codes, using spatial prediction to compute a pixel predictor and a pixel residual for a pixel in the line of pixels, and selectively encoding the pixel residual using one of the entropy code or run mode encoding.. .
|Variable length catheter for drug delivery|
A method for localized delivery of a therapeutic or diagnostic agent within a vessel is provided. The method provides for adjustability of the length of the treatment area and for reducing of pressure within the treatment area.
|Variable length catheter for drug delivery|
A catheter system for localized delivery of a therapeutic or diagnostic agent within a vessel is provided. The system provides for adjustability of the length of the treatment area and for reducing of pressure within the treatment area.
|Method and device for storing a compression ratio indication in a pixel value buffer in tile encoding|
A tile of pixels is encoded by variable length encoding blocks of pixels constituting different subsets of the tile to form sequences of symbols as encoded representations of the pixel values. A respective size indication is determined for each set of at least block.
|Picture coding and decoding apparatuses and methods performing variable length coding and decoding on a slice header stream and arithmetic coding and decoding on a slice data stream|
A frame coding unit generates individual picture signal information from a moving picture signal, and outputs a frame code value which is a numeric value to be obtained as a result of coding picture signal information of each frame. A variable length coding unit decomposes the frame code value into unit frame code values which are basic units of coding, converts the unit frame code values into frame code words using only a single code table, and constructs a frame stream by combining the converted frame code words.
|Equipment for high speed transversal perforations of variable lengths on continuous forms in movement|
An equipment (111) for high speed transversal perforations of variable lengths on continuous forms (32) in movement comprising a blade support (34) with at least a perforating blade (39a) and a blade contrast (112) having at least one projecting profile (41a) of contrast for the perforating blade (39a) and blade and contrast servomechanisms (43, 128) for rotating the support blade and the blade contrast to carry the perforating blade against the projecting profile in synchronism with the form. The blade contrast (112) comprises a hollow cylinder (113) of low rotational inertia, defining the projecting profile (41a) as sectors with axial extensions different in dependence on their angular positions.
|Variable length shaft|
A variable length golf club shaft is disclosed herein. The variable length shaft includes a hollow lower shaft with a plurality of holes, a hollow upper shaft with at least one protrusion extending from an inner surface that is sized to fit within the plurality of holes, and an unlocking bar.
|Image compression method and apparatus for bandwidth saving|
Described herein are methods and devices that employ parallel compression of image data using a lossless compressor and a quantization compressor. As described, the lossless compressor generates a variable length compressed bit stream and the quantization compressor generates a fixed length compressed bit stream.
|Context adaptive position and amplitude coding of coefficients for video|
A coding method, apparatus, and medium with software encoded thereon to implement a coding method. The coding method includes encoding the position of non-zero-valued coefficients in an ordered series of quantized transform coefficients of a block of image data, including encoding events using variable length coding using a plurality of variable length code mappings that each maps events to codewords, the position encoding including switching between the code mappings based on the context.
|Picture coding device, picture coding method and picture coding program as well as picture decoding device, picture decoding method, and picture decoding program|
A prediction direction difference calculating unit derives a prediction direction difference in intra prediction modes of a plurality of reference blocks used for an intra prediction processing of a block to be coded. A most probable mode determining unit and a coding tree selecting unit determine a most probable mode as an intra prediction mode candidate of the block to be coded based on the intra prediction modes of the reference blocks used for deriving the prediction direction difference and the prediction direction difference, and creates a coding tree assigned with a bitstream having a shorter code length than other prediction modes for the determined most probable mode.
|Airbag cover door having a variable length hinge|
A cover door that includes a frame having a wall and an upper aperture extending at the end of the wall, and a lid covering at least one portion of the upper aperture and movable relatively to the frame so as to clear the upper aperture. The lid is attached to the wall through a hinge-forming area.
|Disposable berm mop|
An absorbent berm mop assembly to contain a liquid spill is provided. The absorbent berm comprises an absorbent material packed within a tube sock of variable length and diameter comprising a berm.
|Identifying modified chunks in a data set for storage|
Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for identifying modified chunks in a data set for storage. Information is maintained on a data set of variable length chunks, including a digest of each chunk and information to locate the chunk in the data set.
|Telescopic traversing system for retractable window treatments|
A variable length support rod apparatus for translational support of a window treatment, such as draperies, comprised of a support member formed of a plurality of transnationally engaged segments, the support member is infinitely configurable from a minimum contracted length to a maximum extended length through a translation of the plurality of segments toward or away from each other. A continuous flexible member is positioned along a pathway running between a first end and a second end of the support member.
|Memory system with variable length page stripes including data protection information|
Methods and apparatuses for enhanced protection of data stored in a non-volatile memory system involve a controller capable of adapting to the failure of one or more non-volatile memory devices in the memory system. The controller stores data in the form of page stripes, each page stripe composed of data pages, and each data page stored in a different non-volatile memory device.
|Mobile communication system, control device, base station device, system control method and device control method|
A mobile communication system includes a control device and a base station device. Data communication between the control device and the base station device is conducted using a fixed-length data size and a variable-length data size.
|Article handling apparatus|
An article handling apparatus comprising a handling frame comprising a plurality of arm members adapted to grip the article, at least one of the plurality of arm members being of variable length. There is also disclosed means for dismounting a tyre from a wheel, the means comprising a housing and a pad, the housing being adapted to be releasably attached to gripping means and the pad adapted to break the bead of the tyre to facilitate removal of the tyre from the wheel..
|Punch arrangement for a press and press|
Punch arrangement for a press, in particular a rotary press, comprising at least one press punch having a punch head, a tool region and a punch shank extending between the punch head and tool region, further comprising at least one punch guide having at least one guide bore in which the punch shank of the at least one press punch is guided in an axially movable manner and at least one variable length sealing sleeve at least partially surrounding the shank, which sealing sleeve is retained with its first end against the punch shank or against the tool region of the press punch, the sealing sleeve being retained with its second end against an inner wall of the guide bore, the second end of the sealing sleeve, with the punch shank located in the guide bore, being captured between the inner wall of the guide bore and the punch shank. The invention further relates to a press and a rotary press..
There is disclosed a mobile terminal including a touchscreen configured to generate a touch signal by sensing touch input, a stylus pen having a variable length, and comprising a first pen tip provided in an end to touch the surface of the touchscreen to create a first touch signal, a sensing part configured to sense state variation of the stylus pen including length variation of the stylus pen, and a controller configured to switch an input mode of the touchscreen according to the state variation of the stylus pen, wherein the input mode selects one of a mouse input mode, a gesture input mode; and a quick-memo input mode.. .
|Electrical powered weight and fullness level system|
A collection apparatus weight and fullness level reporting system includes: an inlet; a removable collection bin receiving material placed into the collection apparatus; a compacting mechanism including a ram body, wherein the ram body travels between a home position located above the collection bin to a maximum travel position located inside the collection bin, wherein during each compaction cycle the ram body travels along a variable length of the compaction path; a fullness-reporting module that determines the height of the material in the collection bin; and a controller that determines the length of the compaction path the ram body travels during each compaction cycle based on the input received from the fullness reporting module, wherein at the end of each compaction cycle in which the material height is below a maximum height, the ram body is brought to rest at a height below the home position.. .
|Apparatus(es) and method(s) for securing mobile device(s)|
An apparatus designed in dimensions that will make it suitable for affixing to a variety of mobile devices. The device is comprised of a flexible base having anterior and posterior sides and first and second ends, where each end includes first and second slots.
|Variable length shaft and grip|
A variable length shaft assembly comprising a shaft, a shaft adapter, a grip sleeve, an actuator screw, a grip, and a screw is disclosed herein. The grip is bonded to the grip sleeve, the shaft adapter is bonded to the shaft, and the shaft adapter comprises a keyed portion that mates with a keyed structure inside of the grip sleeve.
|Method and apparatus of intra mode coding|
Method and apparatus for intra prediction mode coding and decoding are disclosed. In one embodiment, the encoding and decoding process assigns individual indices and codewords to dc mode and planar mode respectively.
|Image coding and decoding system using variable length coding and variable length decoding|
An image coding apparatus provides a run-length encoding unit rle1 that subjects quantized coefficients obtained by quantizing frequency components of an image signal to a variable length coding process by using a run value run that indicates the number of successive zero coefficients and a level value lev that indicates a value of a non-zero coefficient following the zero coefficients. The run-length encoding unit rle1 includes a reordering unit lreodr for reordering level values lev; a variable length coder lvlc for coding reordered level values rolev by using a code table selected according to the value of a quantization parameter qp; a reordering unit rreodr for reordering run values run from high frequency component of the quantized coefficients to low frequency component; and a variable length coder rvlc for coding reordered run values rorun by using a code table selected according to the number of already-processed run values..
An apparatus comprising: a flexible body comprising an arrangement for limiting flexing of the body, the arrangement comprising: a first part within the body; a second part within the body; a flexible interconnect extending at least between the first part and the second part wherein the arrangement is configured to change between a first configuration, in which a portion of the interconnect between the first part and the second part is of a variable length enabling more and less flexing of the interconnect, and a second configuration, in which the portion of the interconnect between the first part and the second part has a limited length that limits one or both of more flexing and less flexing.. .
|Variable length animations based on user inputs|
A computer-implemented method for transition animation is disclosed according to one aspect of the subject technology. The method comprises determining a user's level of experience using an application, determining a duration of a transition animation based on the user's determined level of experience, and playing the transition animation for the determined duration..
|Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding audio/speech signal|
Provided is a method of encoding an audio/speech signal, the method including determining a variable length of a frame, that is, a processing unit of an input signal in accordance with a position of an attack in the input signal; transforming each frame of the input signal to a frequency domain and dividing the frame into a plurality of sub frequency bands; and, if a signal of a sub frequency band is determined to be encoded in the frequency domain, encoding the signal of the sub frequency band in the frequency domain, and if the signal of the sub frequency band is determined to be encoded in a time domain, inverse transforming the signal of the sub frequency band to the time domain and encoding the inverse transformed signal in the time domain. According to the present invention, the audio/speech signal may be efficiently encoded by controlling time resolution and frequency resolution..
|Apparatus for treating tissue with microwave radiation and antenna calibration system and method|
A calibration method and apparatus for surgical antennas arranged to deliver microwave radiation into biological tissue. An emitting region of the antenna is exposed to a plurality of calibration standards having different complex impedances at the treatment frequency.
|Control for pressurized bladder in a patient support apparatus|
An apparatus for supporting a patient, such as a hospital bed, is provided. The apparatus includes a patient support surface and at least one fluid containing bladder.
A sweeping vehicle is provided including a disc brush and a holding device for the disc brush, the holding device having a holding part and a holding arm pivotably connected to the holding part, the holding device held on the vehicle by the holding part, and the disc brush held on the holding arm. The vehicle includes an adjusting device having an adjustment member of variable length engaging the holding arm, the holding arm being pivotable relative to the holding part upon change in length of the adjustment member.
|Peel-away security covering for a ticket|
A solution for concealing confidential information that is printed at the point of sale in a game of chance utilizing a more common type printer designed for printing on a standard grade and biodegradable direct thermal paper. This system can print and cut each individual ticket in variable lengths.
|Variable length combustor dome extension for improved operability|
The present invention discloses a novel apparatus and method for operating a gas turbine combustor having a structural configuration proximate a pilot region of the combustor which seeks to minimize the onset of thermo acoustic dynamics. The pilot region of the combustor includes a generally cylindrical extension having an outlet end with an irregular profile which incorporates asymmetries into the system so as to destroy any coherent structures..
|Search unit to accelerate variable length compression/decompression|
Systems and methods to accelerate compression and decompression with a search unit implemented in the processor core. According to an embodiment, a search unit may be implemented to perform compression or decompression on an input stream of data.
|Variable length flush nozzles for wire electrical discharge machines|
Variable length flush nozzles for wire electric discharge machining (wire edm) are provided. The variable length flush nozzle comprises an elongated body having an internal channel and a nozzle head having a pair of opposed slots formed therein.
|Extendable-length encapsulating housing arrangement for an encapsulated electrical energy transmission device|
A variable length encapsulation housing configuration for an encapsulated electrical energy transmission device has a first encapsulation housing with a sliding surface and a second encapsulation housing supported in a sliding manner on the sliding surface of the first encapsulation housing. The first encapsulation housing has a supporting body on which a coating is applied to form the sliding surface..
|Variable length and flexible forefoot shoe|
The invention is a shoe that has a variable length and flexible shape realized because of a flexible sectional sole and a flexible upper corresponding to the forefoot section of the user's foot. These flexible portions of the shoe permit bending of the forefoot relative to the rest of the shoe to change the length and shape of the forefoot and the length of the upper vamp of the shoe in order to allow a player to achieve maximum results in sports where feet and shoes are the player's tools, where the shoe aids in using the maximum number of sweet spots of the shoe for control, distance, and accuracy.
|Variable length blade tip molds, tip assemblies and methods for manufacturing the same|
Variable length blade tip molds include standard tip mold sections having a tapered profile and variable length joint mold sections having first ends and second ends with a constant cross section, wherein the variable length blade tip molds can each produce a plurality of tip assemblies of various lengths.. .
|Lossless compression of fragmented image data|
Lossless compression of fragmented image data is disclosed. In some embodiments, a stream of information comprising data elements having statistical characteristics is received.
|Double balloon catheter and methods for homogeneous drug delivery using the same|
The present disclosure is directed to a catheter for site-specific delivery of a therapeutic agent to a blood vessel of a patient. The catheter further includes an elongated shaft having at least one inner lumen, a distal end and a proximal end and proximal and distal vessel-conforming balloons where each is separately positionable and inflatable, and when inflated, substantially restricts blood flow in the vessel and creates a treatment window of a defined but variable length for delivery of the therapeutic agent.
|Tissue grafted with a biodegradable polymer|
Novel implantable tissue fixation methods and compositions are disclosed. Methods and compositions of tissue, fixed using polymeric and/or variable length crosslinks, and di- or polymercapto compounds are described.
|Ofdm/ofdma frame structure for communication systems|
An ofdm/ofdma frame structure technology for communication systems is disclosed. The ofdm/ofdma frame structure technology comprises a variable length sub-frame structure with efficiently sized cyclic prefixes and efficient transition gap durations operable to effectively utilize ofdm/ofdma bandwidth.
An improved led-lamp-board connector includes a main housing having a base having terminal sockets. The base has two laterals formed with arms each separated from the base by a gap.
|Method and apparatus for inverse scan of transform coefficients in hevc|
A method and apparatus for decoding two-level scanned transform coefficients corresponding to a transform unit (tu) are disclosed. The tu is divided into sub-blocks and the transform coefficients of the tu are scanned across the sub-blocks according to a first scan pattern, and each sub-block is scanned according to a second scan pattern.
|Rotorcraft autopilot system, components and methods|
An autopilot actuator includes first and second motors each including a rotatable motor output shaft such that either one or both of the motors can drive an actuator output shaft. An autopilot main unit enclosure is removably mounted to the helicopter proximate to a cyclic control and commonly houses autopilot actuators as well as main autopilot electronics.
|Method and apparatus for controlling fetch-ahead in a vles processor architecture|
There is provided a method for controlling fetch-ahead of fetch sets into a decoupling first in first out (fifo) buffer of a variable length execution set (vles) processor architecture, wherein a fetch set comprises at least a portion of a vles group available for dispatch to processing resources within the vles processor architecture, comprising, for each cycle, determining a number of vles groups available for dispatch from previously pre-fetched fetch sets, and only requesting a fetch-ahead of a next fetch set in the next cycle if one of a select set of criteria related to the number of vles groups available for dispatch is true.. .
|Parallel processing of a single data buffer|
Technologies for executing a serial data processing algorithm on a single variable length data buffer includes streaming segments of the buffer into a data register, executing the algorithm on each of the segments in parallel, and combining the results of executing the algorithm on each of the segments to form the output of the serial data processing algorithm.. .
An editing device for connecting first and second streams containing variable length coded parameters, includes a decision unit operable to compare an encoded first parameter contained in the first stream with an encoded second parameter contained in the second stream, and decide whether at least one of the first parameter and the second parameter is to be changed, and a replacing unit operable to replace at least one of the first and second parameters with the other code word of the same length as the code words assigned to the first and second parameters, when the decision unit decides that at least one of the parameters is to be changed.. .
|Fast initial link setup discovery frames|
A method for use in a wireless station includes receiving a fast initial link setup discovery (fd) frame from an access point (ap) between instances of a full beacon frame and determining whether to associate with the ap based on the received fd frame. The fd frame includes fd frame contents and a fd frame control field.
|Participatory method and system for application and project management|
Provided herein are a methods and a system for implementing a participatory mechanism for selecting of applications, overseeing implementation and progress of projects, monitoring and evaluation of completed projects. The method provides a mechanism for managing projects which involve flexible and hard to quantify outcomes.
|Generating a code alphabet of symbols to generate codewords for words used with a program|
Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for generating a code alphabet for use by a deployed program to determine codewords for words. A first code alphabet has a first number of symbols that provide variable length codings of the words.
|Configurable data generator|
Embodiments associated with configurable, repeatable, data generation are described. One example method includes manipulating a redundancy parameter that controls data redundancy in binary large objects (blobs) to be included in a generated data set.
|Polygonal sliding packaging with twist-and-push movement for opening and closing|
Polygonal sliding packaging having an inner hollow body (3) which slides telescopically within an outer hollow body (2) to form a variable length container which uses a twist-and-push or pull movement for closing and opening. The two hollow bodies are latched using assigned latchways (13-2 to 13-3), which are at least a first row of notches (6, 7) with at least one latch notch (5) disposed on one hollow body (3) and at least a second row of notches (9 through 12) with at least one latch notch (8) disposed on the other hollow body (2).
|Reconfigurable variable length fir filters for optimizing performance of digital repeater|
The invention addresses the problem of parameter optimization for best filter performance and, in particular, the influence from the requirements on radio or fiber to radio repeaters utilizing those filters, that often proves to be conflicting for an fir filter. The fir filters are implemented in a programmable circuit and are not thereby restricted for use in communication repeaters although this particular usage may put the most serious restrictions on the filter performance.
|Parallelization of variable length decoding|
Parallelization of decoding of a data stream encoded with a variable length code includes determining one or more markers, each of which indicates a position within the encoded data stream. The determined markers are included into the encoded data stream together with the encoded data.
|Foil unwinding device for stamping machine|
A device 100 for unwinding foil to accumulate at least one stamping foil 20 upstream of an advance shaft 50. The device 100 includes two series 110, 120 of diverting elements 111, 121.
A method and apparatus are disclosed for locating a display of a self-service terminal (sst) at a desired viewing angle. The apparatus comprises a display support that supports a display of a self-service terminal (sst) and that is pivotably mounted at an edge region thereof to the terminal; a variable length member that connects a further region of the display support to the terminal; and a motor that selectively varies the length of the member, the edge region and further region being spaced apart to tilt the display at a viewing angle responsive to the length of the variable length member..
|Device for automatic closure of control valves in separable connection units for flexible pipes|
A device for automatic closure of control valves in separable connection units for flexible pipes is described. The device comprises, for every sector of the control valve, a slidable body operating on the valve sector to cause closing and opening rotation thereof, elastic means housed within a first chamber to activate the sliding body to cause the closing rotation of said valve sector, a braking fluid housed in a second chamber to brake the movement of said sliding body in the closing direction and fluid dynamic communication means between said chambers to permit the controlled transfer of the braking fluid from the second chamber to the first chamber during the movement of the sliding body in the closing direction.
|Picture coding method and picture decoding method|
The method includes the following units: a coefficient number detecting unit (109) for detecting the number of coefficients which has a value other than 0 for each block according to the generated coefficient, a coefficient number storing unit (110) for storing the number of coefficients detected, a coefficient number coding unit (111) for selecting a table for variable length coding based on the numbers of coefficients in the coded blocks located on the periphery of a current block to be coded with reference to the selected table for variable length coding so as to perform variable length coding for the number of coefficients.. .
|Method of encoding a data identifier|
In an embodiment of a method of encoding a data identifier, the data identifier is one of a plurality of data identifiers of a data network. Each of the data identifiers includes a string of characters.
|Variable length golf club shaft|
A variable length shaft assembly comprising at least one upper shaft portion, a lower shaft portion and a threaded fastener, wherein the threaded fastener removably connects the upper shaft portion to the lower shaft portion, is disclosed herein. The variable length shaft assembly may further comprise at least two upper shaft portions having different lengths so a golfer can adjust the total length of the shaft by removing one upper shaft portion and replacing it with another upper shaft portion having a different length.
|Device and method for filling of aneurysm or body cavity|
The invention relates generally to embolic agents and embolic delivery systems more specifically it relates to a device and method for filling of aneurysm or body cavity. In various embodiments, segmented and monolithic embolic agents provide the operator with the ability to select and detach the length of embolic agent, either extracorporeally or intracorporeally as desired by the operator, for implantation into the aneurysm or body cavity.
|Carrier for photographic equipment such as cameras and lenses|
A carrier has a variable-length compartment for receiving a device of variable length, such as a lens with a hood that may be alternated between a reversed and an extended or operative position. The carrier has an expansion gusset region that allows expansion of the carrier along one dimension when the device is elongated, whereby the carrier is able to securely accommodate the elongated device within the compartment, and contraction of the carrier when the device is less elongated..
|Variable length header truss for harvesting header|
A harvesting header frame has a top beam, a bottom beam, and a diagonal truss member. A first end of said diagonal truss member is structurally connected to the top beam and an opposing second end of said diagonal truss member is structurally connected to the bottom beam.