Total 5079 patents for "2005-05-12"

Touch panel and input device including the same

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050099401

A touch panel includes a light-transmissible, piezoelectric substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface of the piezoelectric substrate, a first light transmissible, resistor layer provided on the first surface of the substrate, and a second light transmissible, resistor layer provided on the second surface of the substrate. A portion of the piezoelectric substrate, upon being pressed, has an electric resistance locally decreasing. The touch panel, even having a simple construction, can avoid reflections of external light and suppress a Newton's ring.

Motorbrake for an internal combustion engine

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050098150

In a motor brake for an internal combustion engine having an exhaust valve and an operating mechanism for opening and closing the exhaust valve, the operating mechanism includes a support structure which is firmly connected to, or part of, the internal combustion engine and a pressure element and a valve opening element are movably supported by the support structure so as to transfer a valve opening force to the exhaust valve and a stop structure is provided on the support structure for engaging and supporting the pressure element when the exhaust valve is in the normally closed position or opened for engine braking operation.

Air cushion table and conveyor unit

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050098016

An air cushion support and sliding device (4) of a conveyor unit (24) is equipped with at least one support and sliding table (5) for objects or products, which is made at least partially of a material which is naturally porous to air and, in particular, is a panel (7) with a plurality of natural pores (8) through which the air flows and is distributed in a substantially uniform and capillary fashion on at least one support and sliding surface (9) on the table (5).

Method and apparatus for testing semiconductor memory device and related testing methods

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050102595

A test method and apparatus for a semiconductor memory device is characterized by the sequentially programmed use of two test different modes. A first test mode tests at least signal line integrity for the semiconductor memory device by testing a merged set of bits line. The second test mode further tests at least signal line integrity after first separating the merged bits lines. Logical combination of test data derived from the first and second test modes are used to generate error detection signals. At least one bit line associated with a parity bit is preferable merged and separated in the foregoing approach.

Elastomeric static gasket

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050098962

The elastomeric static gasket is disclosed where a thin carrier is used to support a stopper member and an elastomeric seal member on the same surface of the carrier. An elastomeric seal is molded adjacent to the stopper. The stopper member acts as a compression limiter to limit the compressive forces on the seal. Preferably the stopper is an elastomer. Alternatively, the seal can be made with a different material than the stopper member. A variety of carrier members may be used in practicing the invention.

Gaming machine

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050101369

A gaming machine that uses wildcards 20-24 to substitute for symbols within a randomly selected array 40 of symbols such that the appearance of a wildcard 20-24 in any winning combination carrying a bet multiplies the usual winnings by a predetermined multiplying factor 25-27 associated with the wildcard 20, 21 and 24.

Information recording medium, information recording and reproducing apparatus, information recording method and information recording program

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050099905

As an information recording medium, an optical disc such as a DVD-R and the like, is applicable. The optical disc has a recording structure which includes a lead-in area, a lead-out area and a user data area. The lead-in area includes control information area having control information data, such as an address of recording data. Moreover, the control information area includes a predetermined remaining quantity area. Until recorded control information data does not reach the predetermined remaining quantity area, when the data is recorded on the optical disc, the newest control information data is additionally recorded in the control information area every time the optical disc is ejected. On the other hand, after the control information data reaches the predetermined remaining quantity area, the newest control information data is additionally recorded in the control information area only when additional recording data larger than a predetermined quantity is recorded. Therefore, the consumption of recording capacity of the control information area can be suppressed, and the newest information can be immediately obtained when the recording medium is inserted.

Medical device for analyte monitoring and drug delivery

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100937

The invention relates to an ingestible, implantable or wearable medical device comprising a microarray which comprises a bioactive agent capable of interacting with a disease marker biological analyte; a reservoir which comprises at least one therapeutic agent and is capable of releasing the therapeutic agent(s) from the medical device; and a plurality of microchips comprising a microarray scanning device capable of obtaining physical parameter data of an interaction between the disease marker biological analyte with the bioactive agent; a biometric recognition device capable of comparing the physical parameter data with an analyte interaction profile; optionally a therapeutic agent releasing device capable of controlling release of the therapeutic agent from the reservoirs; an interface device capable of facilitating communications between the microarray scanning device, biometric recognition device and the therapeutic agent releasing device; and an energy source to power the medical device. Specifically, the invention relates to a medical device capable of detecting an analyte in a bodily fluid comprising at least one microneedle capable of obtaining a sample of a bodily fluid, a first microchannel through which the sample flows and is in fluid communication with the at least one microneedle, a second microchannel in fluid communication with the first microchannel, through which a buffer flows, wherein the second channel comprises a microarray with a bioactive agent, a microarray scanning device to detect an interaction between the bioactive agent and the analyte in the bodily fluid; and an interface device.

Protective injection needle

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050101918

A protective injection needle comprising a sleeve with a sleeve front, a chamber is formed inside, a pair of blocking slots with a corresponding blocking piece face to face are on the inner center wall, a pair of none-penetrated fastening slots face to face are on the back of the inner wall, a pair of sleeve rings are on the front and back inner wall, a pair of none-penetrated stopping slots face to face are on the back inner wall, a sleeve path spans the two sleeve rings; a needle base fastens a needle with a needle stand and connects to the barrel, a none-penetrated base slot corresponding to the blocking slot is on the needle base, a fastening tenon corresponding to the fastening slot is on a flat fastening plane, while assembly, the blocking piece is inserted into the blocking slot, the fastening tenon also falls into the fastening slot, the blocking piece is in the base slot. Users connect the barrel and the needle stand for medicine, turn certain angle to have the fastening tenon fall into the sleeve path, push needle out from the sleeve front, then pull the plunger outward to suck medicine; after injection, the barrel and the plunger are pulled backward, the fastening also goes backward along the sleeve path, falls into the stopping slot and stops.

Hydraulic brake apparatus for a vehicle

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050099062

A hydraulic brake apparatus is provided with a master cylinder, an assisting device for assisting the master piston to be advanced in response to operation of a brake pedal, and an auxiliary piston having a large diameter portion and a small diameter portion to define first and second pressure transmitting chambers, with the large diameter portion connected to the assisting device. A first valve member is provided for controlling the communication between the first and second pressure transmitting chambers, and a second valve member is provided for controlling a flow of the brake fluid from the first chamber to the second chamber. A valve opening mechanism is provided for opening the first valve member, and mechanically connecting the second valve member with the first valve member, to open the second valve member when the auxiliary piston is retracted from its advanced state to its initial position.

Method and apparatus for controlled ice crystal formation in a beverage

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050097913

A method for producing a desired amount of ice crystal formation in a beverage comprising the steps of cooling said beverage to a temperature below its ordinary freezing temperature at atmospheric pressure to form a cooled beverage; maintaining said beverage at a pressure sufficient to inhibit freezing of said beverage; dispensing said cooled beverage into a vessel; obtaining a cooled surface, having a temperature sufficiently low to cause flash freezing of a portion of said cooled beverage which comes into contact therewith; and presenting said cooled surface to said beverage for a time sufficient to form a desired amount of said ice crystals in said beverage. An apparatus is provided for carrying out the method.

Plasma arc torch trigger system

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050098544

A trigger system for operating a plasma arc torch is provided that comprises a selector that operates between at least a first operating position and a second operating position, wherein the first operating position operates the plasma arc torch in a first mode to deliver gas to the plasma arc torch, and the second operating position operates the plasma arc torch in a second mode to deliver the gas and electric power to the plasma arc torch. Further, the selector comprises a neutral position that selects a neutral mode in which delivery of gas and electric power to the plasma arc torch is inhibited. The selector is preferably disposed within a housing of the plasma arc torch and is slidably operable between the first operating position, the second operating position, and the neutral position.

Navigation system

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050102100

A navigation system includes: a map data storage device that stores map data including a not-yet-checked area having roads not yet checked for navigability; a path search processing block that searches a path to a destination based on the map data stored in the map data storage device; a map display block that does not make roads in the not-yet-checked area objects to be displayed when the path searched by the path search processing block does not pass the not-yet-checked area, and that makes only roads constructing the path of the roads in the not-yet-checked area objects to be displayed when the path passes the not-yet-checked area; and a screen display device that displays the roads, which are made the objects to be displayed by the map display block based on the map data in the map data storage device.

Fan having a sensor

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050098641

A fan has a sensor (86; 186) for sensing at least one value of the air that flows through the fan (20; 120). The fan has a fan housing (22, 24; 122, 124); an electronically commutated external-rotor motor, arranged in that housing, having an internal stator (30; 130) and an external rotor (46; 146); a fan wheel (56; 156) coupled to the external rotor (46; 146); an air inlet opening (58; 90; 158) for the inflow of air that is to be moved by the fan wheel (56; 156); a circuit board (68; 185) having a portion (66; 188) that extends adjacent the air passage opening (58; 158); and conductors (82, 84; 182, 182) arranged on that portion (66; 188), to which conductors the sensor (86; 186) is connected, preferably by a Surface Mounted Device (SMD) method. Premounting the sensor on the circuit board facilitates automated manufacture and reduces cost.

Peelable polyester film having improved oxygen barrier, process for its production and its use

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100729

Coextruded, biaxially oriented polyester films which have a base layer (B) and have a heatsealable outer layer (A) that can be peeled from APET/CPET and from CPET, where the outer layer (A) comprises from 80 to 99% by weight of polyester and from 1 to 10% by weight of inorganic and/or organic particles with a median diameter d 50 of from 2.5 to 12 m, and where the polyester is composed of from 12 to 89 mol % of units derived from at least one aromatic dicarboxylic acid and of from 11 to 88 mol % of units derived from at least one aliphatic dicarboxylic acid,

Data file processor, data file processing method and program

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050102327

A data file processor displays a processing content set area corresponding to the processing content of a data file on a display part. The data file processor creates an input area for inputting the data file in the processing content set area. The data file processor sets a parameter necessary for processing the data file in the input area. The data processor inputs the data file to be processed in this input area thereby processing the data file with the processing content corresponding to the processing content set area through the parameter. Thus, creation of the input area (hot folder) is simplified while an input error of the data file with respect to the hot folder can be prevented.

Method for diffusion bond welding for use in a multilayer electronic assembly

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050098613

The present invention provides a method for forming thermal, mechanical and electrical connections between circuit traces in different layers of a multilayer electronic assembly. The method includes the steps of providing circuit layers with circuit traces of appropriately chosen metal, aligning the layers to form a lay up and exposing the lay up to selected conditions of temperature and pressure, over a period of time, sufficient to fuse the circuit layers to each other and to diffusion bond weld the circuit traces to each other. The present invention also provides a multilayer electronic assembly having circuit trace bonds formed according to the method of the present invention.

Controlled release formulation of tamsulosin hydrochloride and preparation process thereof

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100606

Provided is a controlled-release formulation of tamsulosin hydrochloride, which includes a granular core, and a drug-coating layer coated on the granular core, including the tamsulosin hydrochloride and a release-controlling agent selected from the group consisting of (a) a first copolymer of 1 part by weight of ethylacrylate, 2 parts by weight of methylmethacrylate, and 0.1 parts by weight of trimethylammonioethyl methacrylate chloride, (b) a mixture of the first copolymer and a second copolymer of 1 part by weight of ethylacrylate, 2 parts by weight of methylmethacrylate, and 0.2 parts by weight of trimethylammonioethyl methacrylate chloride, the weight ratio between the first copolymer and the second copolymer being 1: 0.05 to 0.2, and (c) polyvinylacetate. A process for preparing the controlled-release formulation of the tamsulosin hydrochloride is also provided.

Automatic fieldbus device load-mode identification

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050102585

A Fieldbus device and method for handling errors arising from parameter write messages. A load mode identifier detects if the parameter write messages are operator initiated or program initiated. If program initiated, communication of errors resulting from execution of the parameter writes is suppressed. Also, a rejection of a parameter write operation arising from the errors is suppressed for program initiated program write messages.

Cyanoguanidines and cyanoamidines as ErbB2 and EGFR inhibitors

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050101617

Cyanoguanidine quinazoline and cyanoamidine quinazolamine derivatives that are useful in the treatment of hyperproliferative diseases are disclosed. Methods of treating hyperproliferative diseases in mammals are also disclosed.

Plunger rod for arterial blood collection syringes

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050101920

An arterial blood collection device is provided having a one-piece plunger rod for use with a blood collection syringe. The plunger rod is hollow, with a closed front end. A self-sealing filter is provided within the closed front end of the plunger rod. Vents are spaced radially about the front end of the plunger rod for fluid communication into the hollow interior thereof. The plunger rod is intended for use in slidable communication within a syringe barrel. In use, the plunger can be retracted within the syringe barrel to form a cavity therein. Upon arterial blood contact, the cavity fills with blood and air can be expelled from the cavity through the vents and the filter and out to ambient air. The plunger rod is a one-piece assembly, eliminating the need for a separate rubber plunger seal.

Streamline folded t-shirt style produce bag for roll mounting

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050098600

A streamline folded T-shirt style produce bag includes: (a) a front panel, (b) a rear panel (c) two front gusset panels, (d) two rear gusset panels, (e) each front panel also joined to a respective one of the rear gusset panels at the second side edge; (f) each of the front and rear gusset panels being folded inwardly relative to the front and the rear panel; (g) the top edges of the front panel, the rear panel, the front gusset and the rear gusset panels terminating in a first perforation line, (h) an upper seam, said upper seam connecting the front panel, the rear panel, the front gusset panel and the rear gusset panels (i) the bottom edges of the front panel, the rear panel, the front gusset panels and the rear gusset panels terminating in a second perforation line, said second perforation line being perpendicular to the linear edges of the front and rear panels; (j) a lower seam, said lower seam connecting the front panel, the rear panel, the front gusset panels, and the rear gusset panels. The bags are folded inwardly from the first and second linear side edges, to establish a left fold area, a right fold area and a center area, with each of the left fold area, right fold area and center area having predetermined widths, wherein the sum of the left fold area width and the right fold area width is greater then the center area width.

Agent status indicator

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100159

An agent or customer reprehensive of a business may require a system to monitor communications with one or more customers. In one implementation, the system may include a graphical user interface for the agent, statistics relating to the agent's contact with one or more customers, and an indicator in the graphical user interface. The indicator may include a work status of the agent and an amount of time an agent spends in the work status. The statistics may include the work status of the agent and the amount of time the agent spends in the work status.

Albumin fusion proteins

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100991

The present invention encompasses albumin fusion proteins. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the albumin fusion proteins of the invention are also encompassed by the invention, as are vectors containing these nucleic acids, host cells transformed with these nucleic acids vectors, and methods of making the albumin fusion proteins of the invention and using these nucleic acids, vectors, and/or host cells. Additionally the present invention encompasses pharmaceutical compositions comprising albumin fusion proteins and methods of treating, preventing, or ameliorating diseases, disordrs or conditions using albumin fusion proteins of the invention.

Transport corridor drainage systems

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100401

A drainage structure having perforated parallel top and bottom plates (5 6) separated by spacer members (7). A web (15) joins adjacent spacer members (7) and has a curved profile (17) such that water spilling over the web (15) does so, at a varying velocity profile to increase oxygenation of the water. This drainage structure (1) can also be filled with good drainage soil (42) and planted with grass (4) to filter and retain water that passes therethrough, with a layer of filter medium (42) below and a water permeable drain (1 24) below the filter medium (42), to transport water into the substrate and into a reticulation tank (57) where the water can percolate back into the soil.

Three color digital gobo system

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100289

A system of digitally controlling light output by producing separate control signals for different colors of light. The light is contained in an optical waveguide, either prior to shaping or after shaping. Each of the control signals is coupled to a digitally controlled device which controls the shape of the light output. The digital controlling device can be digital mirror devices, for example.

Primer composition for promoting adhesion of a urethane adhesive to a polymeric substrate

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100742

There is disclosed a primer composition for promoting adhesion between a polymeric substrate and an adhesive. The primer composition may include, without limitation, a resin, an isocyanate, a catalyst, a solvent and optionally an optical brightener.

Method of soldering a compressor nozzle ring of a gas turbine

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100442

Titanium-based metal parts (1, 3) are soldered by using as a filler metal (7) an aluminium alloy containing magnesium and virtually no silicon.

Image modification and detection using massive training artificial neural networks (MTANN)

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100208

A method, system, and computer program product for modifying an appearance of an anatomical structure in a medical image, e.g., rib suppression in a chest radiograph. The method includes: acquiring, using a first imaging modality, a first medical image that includes the anatomical structure; applying the first medical image to a trained image processing device to obtain a second medical image, corresponding to the first medical image, in which the appearance of the anatomical structure is modified; and outputting the second medical image. Further, the image processing device is trained using plural teacher images obtained from a second imaging modality that is different from the first imaging modality. In one embodiment, the method also includes processing the first medical image to obtain plural processed images, wherein each of the plural processed images has a corresponding image resolution; applying the plural processed images to respective multi-training artificial neural networks (MTANNs) to obtain plural output images, wherein each MTANN is trained to detect the anatomical structure at one of the corresponding image resolutions; and combining the plural output images to obtain a second medical image in which the appearance of the anatomical structure is enhanced.

Substance mixture and a method for introducing at least one particulate active ingredient component into a liquid aqueous system

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100596

The invention relates to a substance mixture that is to be introduced into a liquid aqueous system, said mixture comprising at least on particulate active ingredient component that is to be dissolved or dispersed in the liquid aqueous system. The substance mixture contains a proportion of vegetable fibres containing cellulose and is present in granulate form and the subsequent redissolution in the liquid aqueous system.