Total 5965 patents for "2005-02-10"

FUEL DISPENSER FUEL FLOW METER DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050028610

A flow switch used on conjunction with a fuel flow meter in a fuel dispenser to determine when fuel flow rate signals form a fuel flow meter should be ignored in the calculation of flow rate and/or volume of fuel dispensed. An inferential fuel flow meter may be used as the fuel flow meter. The inferential fuel flow meter may be a turbine flow meter that comprises one or more turbine rotors that rotate in response to fuel flow flowing through the turbine flow meter. The turbine rotors may continue to generate pulses even when fuel is no longer flowing. A flow switch determines when fuel is actually flowing and fuel is not actually flowing. The flow switch is described as either a single poppet or dual poppet flow switch in examples described herein.

Recovery of ethylene and propylene from a methanol to olefin reaction system

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050033104

The present invention provides new highly-efficient separation processes and systems for separating polymerization-grade ethylene and propylene from an initial effluent stream comprising ethane, ethylene, propylene, dimethyl ether, and one or more of propane, acetylene, methyl acetylene, propadiene, methane, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and C 4 + components. In one embodiment, the initial effluent stream is provided from a methanol-to-olefin reaction system. It has been discovered that an efficient separation of these components is realized when DME is partially removed in a first separation step comprising methanol and water washing steps, followed by separation of the remaining components in additional separation steps.

Electrosurgical methods and apparatus for making precise incisions in body vessels

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050033277

Methods and apparatus employed in surgery involving making precise incisions in vessels of the body, particularly cardiac blood vessels in coronary revascularization procedures conducted on the stopped or beating heart are disclosed. Such incisions are created by applying an elongated electrosurgical cutting electrode to the outer surface of the vessel wall in substantially parallel alignment with the body vessel axis, the elongated electrosurgical cutting electrode having a predetermined cutting electrode length exceeding the cutting electrode width. RF energy is applied between the electrosurgical cutting electrode and the ground electrode at an energy level and for a duration sufficient to cut an elongated slit through the vessel wall where the elongated electrosurgical cutting electrode is applied to the surface of the vessel wall.

Antibodies immunologically specific for PD2, a protein that is amplified and overexpressed in pancreatic cancer

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050032079

A human nucleic acid, PD2, its encoded protein and antibodies immunologically specific thereto are disclosed herein. The expression of the disclosed PD2 gene plays a key role in the regulation of differentiation and in the maintenance of the neoplastic state. The PD2 gene and its encoded protein represent valuable therapeutic targets in the differential diagnosis and therapy of pancreatic adenocarcinomas.

Temperature-insensitive bias circuit for high-power amplifiers

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050030105

An exemplary bias circuit is coupled to an amplifier. The bias circuit comprises a first bipolar transistor, a second bipolar transistor and a third bipolar transistor. The first bipolar transistor has a base connected to a first node, and the first node is connected to a reference voltage through a first resistor. The second bipolar transistor has a base connected to the first node. The third bipolar transistor has a collector connected to the first node and a base connected to an emitter of the first bipolar transistor at a second node. An emitter of the second bipolar transistor is connected to a base of a fourth bipolar transmitter associated with the amplifier, and the second bipolar transistor does not have a resistor connected to the emitter of the second bipolar transistor.

Pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet for steel plates

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050032448

A pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet for steel plates, which comprises a backing and a resin layer, wherein the backing comprises a resin-coated glass cloth obtainable by coating a glass cloth with a resin emulsion (A) followed by coating with a resin emulsion (B) which is different from the resin emulsion (A).

System and method for discriminating radar transmissions from wireless network transmissions and wireless network having radar-avoidance capability

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050032524

For use in a wireless network, systems and methods for identifying radar signals and for giving the wireless network a radar-avoidance capability. The system for identifying radar signals includes: (1) a pulse analyzer, associated with a wireless device, configured to make a determination whether a received pulse is a radar pulse and not a wireless network pulse and (2) a pulse reporter configured to generate, if the determination is positive, a report thereof for transmission over the wireless network. Another system gives the wireless network a radar-avoidance capability and includes: (1) a report receiver configured to receive reports via the wireless network from wireless devices thereof and (2) a report analyzer, associated with the report receiver, configured to analyze relationships among the reports to make a determination whether a sequence of radar pulses exists and, if the determination is positive, generate a radar transmission alert.

Inverter power module for use in electric and electronic product

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050030726

Disclosed is an inverter power module for use in the electric and electronic product, which includes: first elements constituting a power block; second elements constituting an inverter block; a mainboard on which the first elements are arranged; and a sub-board on which the second elements are arranged and mounted on the mainboard. On one portion in the front side of the main board, a sub-board mounting part for mounting the sub-board is provided. The sub-board mounting part has at least one connector and the sub-board has a pin header that corresponds to the connector. With these components, the sub-board is DIP-mounted on the mainboard. According to such construction, a plurality of the second elements having high probability of defect are included in the sub-board and mounted on the mainboard, whereby improvement in productivity and increase in yield are expected and defect generation can be minimized.

Apparatus and method for reading out defect information items from an integrated chip

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050030822

One embodiment of the invention provides a method for providing defect information from an integrated memory chip having dynamic memory cells arranged on word lines and bit lines, wherein a word line group having a number of word lines may be replaced by a redundant word line group and wherein a bit line may be replaced by a redundant bit line to replace defective memory cells, wherein test data are written to the memory cells of the memory chip for the purpose of testing the memory cells, the written data being read out and compared with the previously written test data to generate first defect information items depending on the result of the comparison, the first defect information item indicating a defect if the written test data and the read-out data are different, the memory cells along one of the bit lines being read successively, the first defect information item in each case being generated for each of the read memory cells, the first defect information items being buffer-stored during the testing of the memory cells on the word line group, a second defect information item being generated, the second defect information item indicating a defect if at least one of the first defect information items indicates a defect, the second defect information item being output after the end of the read-out of the memory cells of the word line group along the bit line.

Semiconductor test device and timing measurement method

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050034044

A semiconductor test equipment and a timing measuring method for use in the semiconductor test equipment are provided, that can perform simultaneous measurement of timings in cycles even in a case where a capacity is large as in a test pattern for the semiconductor test equipment or a case where compared cycles are away from each other. In order to achieve this, the semiconductor test equipment includes: a data shifting flip-flip for shifting input data with a reference clock of the semiconductor test equipment by a period of one clock, provided in a secondary logical comparison circuit 71; the first logical comparison and selection circuit 71 a for determining whether timings of the first defined time Ta that is a period between two pre-selected edges are good or not, and outputting a determination result; and the second logical comparison and selection circuit 71 b for determining whether timings of the second defined time Tb that is a period between two pre-selected edges are good or not, and outputting a determination result.

Branch optical wave-guide

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050031267

When the longitudinal central axis line of a first linear wave-guide 2 that receives light is set to be a reference line, open portions of circular arcs of first curved wave-guides 4 a , 4 b that are coupled to a tapered wave-guide 3 face outward when viewed from the reference line. On the other hand, open portions of circular arcs of second curved wave-guides 5 a , 5 b that are coupled to the first curved wave-guides 4 a , 4 b face inward when viewed from the reference line. Furthermore, second linear wave-guides 6 a , 6 b , which are coupled to the first linear wave-guide through the first and second curved wave-guides, and the reference line X are outwardly coupled to form an angle, which is set to be greater than 0 degree. According to the present invention, there can be provided a branch optical wave-guide that can make its entire length short with polarization property of respective output ports equalized.

Compositions and methods for enhanced mucosal delivery of growth hormone

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050031549

Pharmaceutical formulations are described comprising at least one growth hormone and one or more intranasal delivery-enhancing agents for enhanced nasal mucosal delivery of the growth hormone. In one aspect, the intranasal delivery formulations and methods provide enhanced delivery of growth hormone to the blood plasma, for example, by yielding a peak concentration (C max ) of the growth hormone in an hepatic portal vein or a blood plasma of the subject that is 20% or greater compared to a peak concentration of the growth hormone in the hepatic portal vein or the blood plasma of the subject following administration to the subject of a same concentration or dose of the growth hormone to the subject by subcutaneous injection. Exemplary formulations and methods within the invention utilize human growth hormone as the hormone.

Construction for connecting a circuit board and an electrical part, a brake oil pressure control unit

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050032402

A first electronic control unit (10) provided with a printed circuit board (13) and a second electronic control unit (E) having pressure sensors (30) mounted therein can be assembled with each other. Intermediate connectors (40) are mounted in the first electronic control unit (10), and terminal fittings (42) are accommodated therein. Each terminal fitting (42) is provided with a board-side connecting portion (53) to be soldered to the printed circuit board (13) and a resilient contact piece (51) to be resiliently brought into contact with a terminal portion (32) of the pressure sensor (30).

Device for controlling the actuating shaft of means for recirculating a cooling fluid in vehicle engines

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050031455

Device for controlling the means (1) for recirculating a cooling fluid in engines (11 a ) in particular for vehicles and like, comprising a shaft (2) actuating the impeller, means (3,3 b ) for generating the movement of said shaft and means for transmitting the movement from the said generating means (3,3 b ) to the said shaft (2) of the impeller (1), in which said movement transmission means comprise a double-action coupling (30,40) comprising: magnetic means (31) integral with a rotor (30;130;230) and able to cooperate with corresponding magnetizable means (41;141;241) of a support (40;140;240) rotationally connected to the shaft (2) of the recirculating means and movable in an axial direction with respect thereto, so as to determine a first speed of rotation of the recirculating means (1), and electromagnetic means (22,22 a ) able to co-operate with a ring (41 a ;141 a ;241 a ) integral with said support (40;140;240) so as to determine a second and different speed of rotation of the pump impeller (1).

Positive wakeup pharmaceutical sleep system with compatible pre-bedtime administration

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050031688

A novel sleep regulating pharmaceutical formulation is introduced, typically implementing two principal drugs having actions which are reversive to one another, yet incorporated into a unitary solid dosage, and prepared for oral administration before bedtime. Usually, structure is configured to initially release a calmative or other sleep-compatible substance by prompt dissolution. The initial release is followed by a specific period of delay, which in basic formulations entails no release of any drug, and which allows a nominal interval of sleep. At the terminus of the delay, a final agent is released to induce wakeup. Incorporation of agents of opposite action within a unitary dosage form renders utility which is uniquely appropriate to the invention. In a preferred embodiment, delay of release and final delivery of wakeup agent are arranged by a dialysis membrane which eventually bursts as a result of osmotic pressure generated by a hydrophilic core.

Optical recording medium and apparatus for reproducing optical recording medium

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050030857

An optical recording medium having plural recording layers includes a first recording layer on which first data is to be recorded and a second recording layer on which second data is to be recorded. The first and second recording layers are layered, with the second data being recorded at a location in the second recording layer in the vicinity of a location in the first recording layer where the first data relevant to the second data is recorded. Replay signals of variable configurations can be obtained by suitably synthesizing data read out from the respective recording layers.

Systems and methods of bonding materials

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050028938

Systems and methods for depositing glue on workpieces transported on a conveyor utilizing apparatus for mixing rapid gelling glue components and depositing glue mixtures in defined patterns.

Method of manufacturing microwave filter components and microwave filter components formed thereby

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050030130

A simplified method for forming passive microwave components, such as a filter, and passive microwave components formed by the method. The method includes forming a ceramic insert having a plurality of resonator regions and then die casting an outer casing of a conductive material about the ceramic insert. Each resonator region has a cavity that may be filled with the conductive material used to die cast the outer casing or, alternatively, may be filled with a resonator rod made of different materials than the encapsulating metal.

Breading table

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050028730

A breading table having a front loading configuration is disclosed. The breading table includes a top surface having a cut-out section, and a front surface having a front cut-out section, such that a breading bin can be loaded in and out of the table from the front without requiring the user to lift the bin above the top surface of the table. In various configurations, the front cut-out section includes a clearance cut-out section for placing a hand beneath the bin while loading or unloading. The breading table optionally includes a bin drain hole for excess flour to pass through to a sifter, which separates loose flour from clumped dough. The loose flour passes through to a collection bin, and the dough is urged toward a dough collection compartment. In various embodiments, the table includes a back surface, or two collection bin stations.

Feeder load automation system and method of use

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050029169

A feeder load automation system and method of use including a lifting device capable of lifting a pallet of bundled product from a lowered positioned to a raised position and a platform positioned on the lifting device which holds the pallet of bundled product. A head mechanism having a holding device lifts a top layer of bundled product from the pallet to provide a separation space between the top layer of bundled product and a next, lower layer of bundled product or the pallet. A conveyor mechanism, extendible into the separation space, conveys the top layer of product away from the pallet. An input and takeaway station are also provided.

Color filter, color filter manufacturing method, display device, electro-optic device, and electronic instrument

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050030658

A color filter includes a light-transmissive substrate, a reflecting layer formed on the substrate and provided with openings, a boundary layer formed on the reflecting layer, and a plurality of light-transmissive layers enclosed by the boundary layer. The boundary layer includes a light-transmissive boundary layer portion that is disposed adjacent to the openings. With this arrangement, brightness and contrast of a display can be enhanced. Accordingly, it is possible to enhance the visibility of a color filter.

Electrostatic sensor device and matrix

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050030042

A system for electrostatically measuring the shape or pattern of objects comprising an array of sensor devices having the capability of responding, due to variable electrostatic coupling, to produce differentiated output signals when a sensor element forming part of each device is present and when it is not.

On demand call re-termination

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050031112

A system and method for re-terminating a call on demand. This allows a subscriber to cause a previously answered incoming call to be re-terminated to the subscriber's telephone line. A method for using the present invention involves the following sequence. First, a caller dials a telephone number of a subscriber and the call is answered by an answering member. Second, the answering member presses one or more keys on the keypad of a customer premises equipment before hanging up. Third, the call is re-terminated to the same telephone number. When the call re-terminates, there are a number of different options for the subscriber to pick up the re-terminated call. In one option, the call can be allowed to ring through to a voice mailbox associated with an intended member. In another option, the call be allowed to ring long enough to activate an answering machine. In still another option, the call can be picked up by a fax machine. In an implementation in which the re-terminated call has a distinctive ringing tone, the call can be answered by an intended member who is associated with the distinctive ringing tone.

Polymeric nanocomposite

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050032966

The invention relates to a process for the preparation of a polymeric nanocomposite, comprising a polymer selected from the group comprising nylon, polyester and polyurethane, and comprising graphite. The process results in a nanocomposite, comprising 5-20 wt. % of graphite, said nanocomposite having both ESD- and FR-properties. The invention also deals with equipment, at least partially made of nanocomposite.

Apparatus and method for determining objective refraction using wavefront sensing

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050030477

An apparatus for determining the objective refraction of a patient's eye includes a transparent window and a wavefront measurement device that determines aberrations in a return beam from the patient's eye after the beam passes through a corrective test lens in the apparatus. The wavefront measurement device outputs an instant display representative of the quality of vision afforded the patient through the test lens. The display can be a representation of a Snellen chart, convoluted with the optical characteristics of the patient's vision, an overall quality of vision scale or the optical contrast function, all based on the wavefront measurements of the patient's eye. The examiner may use the display information to conduct a refraction examination and other vision tests without the subjective response from the patient.

Polynucleotides encoding novel adiponectin receptor variants

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050032166

The present invention provides novel polynucleotides encoding human AdipoR2v1 polypeptides, mouse AdipoR2v1 polypeptides, human AdipoR3 polypeptides, human AdipoR2v2 polypeptides, human AdipoR3v1 polypeptides, rat AdipoR1 polypeptides, rat AdipoR2 polypeptides, fragments and homologues thereof. Also provided are vectors, host cells, antibodies, and recombinant and synthetic methods for producing said polypeptides. The invention further relates to diagnostic and therapeutic methods for applying these novel human AdipoR2v1 polypeptides, mouse AdipoR2v1 polypeptides, human AdipoR3 polypeptides, human AdipoR2v2 polypeptides, human AdipoR3v1 polypeptides, rat AdipoR1 polypeptides, rat AdipoR2 polypeptides, to the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of various diseases and/or disorders related to these polypeptides. The invention further relates to screening methods for identifying agonists and antagonists of the polynucleotides and polypeptides of the present invention.

Box wrench with hinged socket

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050028649

An apparatus featuring a unique box wrench having a dual hinged socket is shown. A first element of the socket forms the distal end of a handle or lug. A second element engages the first element to form a socket cavity. The two elements are hinged to each other approximately halfway around the socket cavity. A pin can be inserted through a hole in the hinge teeth at both hinges in order to form the socket. Conversely, either pin can be removed from the hinge teeth to open the socket. Each hinge of the socket comprises an interlocking tooth profile in sectional view.

Method for providing a liftoff process using a single layer resist and chemical mechanical polishing and sensor formed therewith

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050032248

A method for providing a liftoff process using a single layer resist and chemical mechanical polishing and sensor formed therewith are disclosed. Chemical mechanical polishing is combined with liftoff using only a single resist layer to allow the removal of leftover fencing on the side of a lifted resist pattern.

Sprayable o/w emulsions of a low viscosity

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050031653

This invention relates to sprayable low-viscous O/W emulsions which can be prepared from at least two phases by using a hydrophobic phase comprising gemini surfactants and a hydrophilic phase comprising gemini surfactants with addition of solid particles, a foaming surfactant, or an antitranspirant.

Low-voltage electronic residual current circuit breaker

Pub Date: 2005-02-10

Pub Number: US20050030684

A low-voltage electronic residual current circuit breaker, comprising, a) at least one fixed contact and at least one movable contact, the movable contact coupling/uncoupling with respect to the fixed contact respectively during closure/opening of the circuit breaker; b) sensor means which are suitable to generate one or more electrical sensing signals that are indicative of the presence of an earth fault current; c) first electrinally connected to the sensor means, in order to generate, upon receiving the sensing signals, one or more electrical control signals, the first electronic means being electrically conected to release means that are operatively connected to the movable contact in order to uncouple it from the fixed contact, following reception of the one or more electrical control signals; and d) an electronic testing device that is electrically connected to the first sensor means and is suitable to simulate the presence of an earth fault current; whose particularity consists of the fact that said electronic testing device comprises, a) at least one first active electronic circuit, which is electrically connected to the sensor means and generates an electrical test signal for activating the sensor means; and b) at least one second active electronic circuit, with is suitable to drive the first active electronic circuit.