Total 5079 patents for "2005-05-12"

Network selection in a mobile telecommunications system

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050101323

A mobile telephone (1) in a cellular telecommunications system uses data stored in a SIM cards (10) select a network (4) for registration and to perform optimise call routing to a call destination. If data relevant to networks which are currently available is not stored, a request message is sent to a control centre (14) and updating information received in a response message. The subscriber identity data stored in a memory file (200) of the SIM can also be replaced to enable a preferred subscriber identifier to be used with the currently registered network, selection being made using a look-up table (201) updated when required using request and response messages. Greater control of the network selection and cost saving by avoiding roaming agreements are thereby achievable.

Air cleaner structure

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050098142

An air cleaner structure that is capable of achieving smooth air-intake capability while separating water contained in air to supply clean air to the engine side. A lower half member of an air-intake duct is, when viewed from above, provided with a central partition and partitions located symmetrically in the vicinity of the central partition, partitions located near both ends, and narrowing passages and widening passages surrounded by the partitions. Air enters from the front of the vehicle body and flows like eddy currents from outlet ports of the widening passages to the outlet ports of the narrowing passages like eddy currents. Thus, coarse particulate and dust contained in the air stay on the outlet port side of the air-intake duct.

Granulated hydrophobic additive for cementitous materials

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050098062

A cementitious material in powder form comprising cement, also comprises sufficient of a granulated hydrophobing additive, which comprises form 5 to 15 parts by weight of an organopolysiloxane component, form 10 to 50 parts by weight of a water-soluble or water-dispersible binder and from 50 to 90 parts by weight of a carrier particle, to give from 0.01 to 5% by weight of the organosiloxane component based on the weight of the cement. The cementitious material displays good hydrophobicity, which may improve upon subsequent wettings of the applied cementitious material to a substrate.

Method and system for changing the cross-sectional profile of a beam of light

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050099667

A technique for changing the cross-sectional profile of a beam of light from, for example, circular or elliptical to thin involves dividing the beam of light into cross-sectional portions, rotating the cross-sectional portions, and then concatenating the rotated cross-sectional portions to form a thin beam. The resulting thin beam has a long dimension that is formed by the concatenation of the cross-sectional portions of the original beam. A device for changing the cross-sectional profile of a beam of light may be fabricated with silicon optical bench technologies or other molding technologies. The device includes facets that divide a beam of light into cross-sectional portions, rotate the cross-sectional portions, and then concatenate the rotated cross-sectional portions to form a thin beam.

Method of reducing media relay of a network address translation apparatus

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100047

A method of reducing media relay of a network address translation (NAT) apparatus involves detecting a network type of a user agent (such as a network address port translator) to determine whether the user agent is a symmetric network type; if it is, a transmitting server is still required to relay a media stream; if it is not, a SIP standard structure and its communication protocol are utilized for changing a network address and its connecting port of an invite packet via a proxy server so that the caller and the callee will send the media stream according to the changed network address and its connecting port.

Integrated visualization of security information for an individual

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050099288

A security method including receiving data from devices and normalizing the received data based on uniquely identified objects.

Printing zone with closely located printhead and media

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050099483

A printing zone arrangement for an inkjet printer of the type having an inkjet type printing mechanism comprising at least one nozzle for printing ink onto at least one surface of print media is provided. The printing zone arrangement comprises first and second sets of opposed rollers that engage opposite sides of print media to define a printing zone therebetween. The print media is engaged by the rollers so that it is tensioned and unsupported through the printing zone. The printing zone is arranged adjacent the printing mechanism of the printer so that the nozzle of the printing mechanism is between 0.5 mm and 3 mm from the respective print media surface.

Method for producing a syringe with glued cannula and syringe

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050101916

Method for producing a syringe with a glued cannula, in which a syringe body is provided with a lubricant internally at high temperature, and either the lubricant is prevented from penetrating into a cannula receptacle of the syringe body, or the lubricant is cleared from the cannula receptacle of the syringe body afterward, and a cannula is glued into the cannula receptacle; and a syringe with a body comprising a cylinder portion and a narrowed cannula receptacle portion, whereby the cylinder portion is provided internally with a lubricantthis being deposited at high temperaturea cannula receptacle of the receptacle portion is cleared of lubricant, and a cannula is glued into the cannula receptacle.

Method and system for pan-scan using motion vectors presentation

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050099541

Pan-scan is provided for a standard 4:3 aspect ratio TV displaying a 16:9 aspect ratio high definition (HD) video stream using the motion vectors that are part of MPEG-encoded streams. Specifically, if, for instance, the MPEG motion vectors indicate an object rapidly moving to the left, the left-most part of the HD video frames are shown, instead of remaining centered on the HD video frames and cutting off the left and right portions.

Rear transition module interface enhancement

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050099772

A rear transition module interface enhancing apparatus is provided that may allow for creation of a desired standoff distance between a rear transition module and a rear portion a modular platform board, which may enhance modular platform connectivity and/or component accommodation.

Bookbinding machine and prebinding apparatus

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100429

In a bookbinding machine, an image forming apparatus, a prebinding apparatus and a bookbinding apparatus are coupled on line in this order. In the prebinding apparatus, a sheet aligning section, a slitting section which cuts off margins at both side portions of a sheet of paper, a cutting section which cuts off top and bottom margins, and a creasing section are arranged in this order. The prebinding apparatus is provided with a control section which sorts out supplied sheets of paper into those which need an SCC step and those which do not, and performs the SCC step only on the sheets of paper that need the SCC step.

Digging or gripping equipment

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050097789

The invention concerns digging or gripping equipment with a gripper shell on which at least one tooth tip is positioned. According to the invention, at least one tooth holder is positioned on the digging or gripping equipment, into which said tooth holder at least one tooth can be inserted, guided lengthwise, and locked.

Methods based on hormone dependency of primary cancer cells

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100888

A method for providing information for deciding on a therapeutic strategy for a patient, comprising the step of assessing the activity of a transcription factor in a cell or cells from the patient, comprising the steps of (1) exposing the cell or cells to a recombinant viral vector comprising a reporter gene which comprises a promoter under the control of the transcription factor (transcription factor-dependent promoter); and (2) assessing the expression of the reporter gene in the said cell or cells. A method for characterising the hormone dependency of a primary cancer cell or cells, comprising the steps of (1) exposing the cell or cells to a recombinant viral vector comprising a reporter gene which comprises a hormone-dependent promoter; and (2) assessing the expression of the reporter gene in the said cell or cells. A method for choosing a treatment regime for a patient with a cancer which may be hormone-dependent, comprising the steps of (1) exposing primary cancer cells from the patient to a recombinant viral vector comprising a reporter gene which comprises a hormone-dependent promoter, (2) determining the response of the reporter gene to exposure of the cell or cells to the hormone and/or other test compound; (3) deciding on a treatment regime making use of the information on the reporter gene behaviour. The cancer is preferably breast cancer or endometrial cancer. The recombinant viral vector is preferable a recombinant adenoviral vector. The method may be used to determine whether the patient should be treated using tamoxifen, an aromatase inhibitor, complete estrogen antagonist or chemotherapy.

Vehicle seat

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050099050

A seat for a person has a seat part adapted to be fixed in a vehicle and having an upper seating surface on which the person sits, and a seat back extending upward from a rear edge of the seating surface and having a front surface adapted to be leaned against by the person in the seat, facing forward in a vehicle travel direction, and extending upward to an upper region that is upholstered and on a level to engage the head of the person in the seat. The upper region of the seat back is formed with a hollow having a forwardly directed rear surface and a pair of flanking side surfaces extending forward in the direction from outer edges of the rear surface. The side surfaces are horizontally spaced transverse to the direction so as to spacedly flank the head of the person in the seat.

AEROSOL METHOD AND APPARATUS, COATED PARTICULATE PRODUCTS, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES MADE THEREFROM

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100666

Provided is an aerosol method, and accompanying apparatus, for preparing powdered products of a variety of materials involving the use of an ultrasonic aerosol generator (106) including a plurality of ultrasonic transducers (120) underlying and ultrasonically energizing a reservoir of liquid feed(102) which forms droplets of the aerosol. Carrier gas (104) is delivered to different portions of the reservoir by a plurality of gas delivery ports (136) delivering gas from a gas delivery system. The aerosol is pyrolyzed to form particles, which are then cooled and collected. The invention also provides powders that include coated particles made by the method and devices made using the coated particles.

System and method for providing servo-controlled resuscitation

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050101907

The present invention provides a system and method for controlling resuscitation in a patient. In at least one embodiment, the invention includes a fluid rate measurer, a controller electrically coupled to the fluid rate measurer, and a pump. The controller is adapted to receive signals from a physiological monitor and controls the pump.

Nanopore chip with n-type semiconductor

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050098841

An apparatus and method for making a nanopore chip exhibiting one of low photosensitivity, low electrical noise, and low electrical drift. The apparatus provides a thin insulating diaphragm containing a nanopore, the diaphragm being supported on a rigid semiconductor frame, the semiconductor frame having N-type doping in those regions which are to be capacitively coupled to an ionic solution. Also disclosed is a method of making the apparatus.

Machine for mowing stalk-like crops

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050097876

The invention relates to a machine for mowing of stalk-like crops, having cutting and intake mechanisms arranged side by side, for cutting and conveying of the crop material, wherewith at least one such cutting and intake mechanism is disposed on each side of the longitudinal mid-plane of the machine. The machine further includes a guide element disposed in the center of the machine above, and at the forward side of, a conveying channel through which plants being harvested are conveyed actively to an intake channel of a field chopper. The guide element includes surfaces which are disposed at a distance from the conveying channel and are disposed relative to the course of the conveying channel so that the surfaces open upward from the conveying channel in a funnel-like manner.

Platform lift apparatus for attic storage space

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050098387

A platform lift apparatus enables the safe movement of objects to and from an attic storage space. The platform lift apparatus includes a frame, a drive mechanism, and a platform. The frame includes internal and external mounting surfaces. The drive mechanism is substantially disposed within the frame and is coupled to the internal mounting surfaces. The drive mechanism includes a plurality of rotatable, parallel shafts with each shaft further including at least one lift drum having an associated lift tether at least partially wound thereon and having an end hanging therefrom. The platform is coupled to each lift tether end and is thereby suspended from the frame. The platform is selectively movable by operation of the drive mechanism within in a vertical dimension between raised and lowered positions. The drive mechanism further comprises an electric motor operatively coupled to the plurality of parallel shafts.

Message exchange handling concept

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050101338

A message exchange session between wireless communication terminals via a wireless network is initiated from one of the terminals. The user of the initiating terminal invites at least one other communication terminal to participate in the message exchange session. This is done by forwarding a message text to said at least one other communication terminal. The user of the other terminal responds to received message by inputting a message text for replying to the received message. Then the responding terminal automatically adds the inputted reply message text to the received message text, whereby the aggregate message text includes the message exchange session history, and the aggregate message text is then transmitted to the other communication terminals being party to the message exchange session.

Electrostatic charge image developing toner and production process for the same

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100809

An electrostatic charge image developing toner comprises core particles formed by flocculating and fusion-bonding at least polyester resin particles containing wax and colorant particles, and a coating layer containing a resin formed over the core particles.

Cryostat with an inner container for receiving a microtome

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050098563

A description is given of a cryostat (1) with an inner container (2). For improved cleaning and disinfection, the wall (4) of the inner container (2) has a doping (5) or coating (9) for the release of silver ions (8).

Photolithograph system and method for driving the same

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050101050

A photolithographic system and a method for driving the same is disclosed that prevents a no-load operation and imbalance in a fabrication process generated by time differences between different stages of the fabrication process. The apparatus includes a first plate storing a substrate coated with a photosensitive layer before an exposure process, a second plate storing an exposed substrate before a development process, and an auxiliary buffer plate part storing the exposed substrate before the development process when another exposed substrate has been previously stored in the second plate.

Printing cartridge with capacitive sensor identification

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050099445

A printing cartridge (1230) includes a housing (1231). An actuating formation (1240) is positioned on the housing and is capable of actuating a number of capacitive sensors (1238) in an array of such sensors. The actuating formation is configured to represent data relating to at least one of: a serial number of the cartridge, a media and a media colorant, so that the capacitive sensors, when actuated, together generate a signal carrying such data

Gradient pump apparatus

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050098487

A gradient pump apparatus which is capable of continuously and precisely feeding, to a chromatograph, eluents at intervals of certain time and at a constant flow rate in units of nano-liter per minute while the composition of two or more eluent components is changed. The gradient pump apparatus includes a 10-port valve for switching an eluent mixing pipe, in which a feed pressure of eluents changes with time, to be connected to a first loop which is supplied with another eluent from an isocratic pump that should function to hold an eluent feed pressure constant, and which is connected to an analytic section, or to a second loop through which the eluents are drained. A controller computes a difference between a value of the pressure in the eluent mixing pipe and a value of the eluent feed pressure applied from the isocratic pump when the eluent mixing pipe is connected to the second loop. At the time when the eluent mixing pipe is connected to the first loop with shift of the 10-port valve, the feed speed of the isocratic pump is determined based on the above pressure difference. The isocratic pump is controlled in sync with the valve shift so that the determined feed speed of the isocratic pump is obtained.

Vacuum pumps

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050100455

A vacuum pump, particularly for automotive use, comprises a stator (2) and a rotor (24) mounted to be rotatable about an axis. The rotor (24) is connected to a first circular section annular member (18) coaxial with the axis, the outer surface of which constitutes the bearing surface of a pulley or gearwhell, in particular a multi-V pulley. The first circular section annular member (18) defines a space in which the rotor and stator are accommodated.

Wrench combination

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050097995

A wrench combination includes a wrench and a drive member. An inner protrusion is formed on a polygonal inner periphery of a box end of the wrench. The drive member includes an engaging portion removably mounted in the box end and engaged with the polygonal inner periphery, with an end of the drive member being located outside the box end. The engaging portion includes a retaining section. A retaining member is mounted on the drive member. Each of the retaining section and the retaining member has an outer diameter greater than a diameter of a hole delimited by the inner protrusion. The retaining section and the retaining member respectively abut against two end faces of the inner protrusion to position the drive member. The retaining member is compressible to be smaller than the diameter of the hole delimited by the inner protrusion.

Zoom lens and image-taking system

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050099699

A zoom lens is disclosed which has a small movement amount of the movable focusing lens unit and is capable of maintaining the movement amount of the movable focusing lens unit constant, regardless of whether the focal-length changing optical system is inserted or detached. The zoom lens has favorable operability during manual zooming, is capable of performing autofocusing and achieves a high zoom ratio and compactness. The zoom lens includes a varying magnification lens unit which is movable; a focusing lens unit which is movable and is disposed on an image side with respect to the varying magnification lens unit; and a focal-length changing optical system which changes the focal length of the zoom lens.

Combination therapy for the treatment of migraine

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050101653

The present invention relates to a method of treating migraine in a mammal, including a human, by administering to the mammal a 5HT 1 receptor agonist in combination with a cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor. It also relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, a 5HT 1 receptor agonist with a cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor.

Fuel injection valve with restriction wall, and internal combustion engine equipped therewith

Pub Date: 2005-05-12

Pub Number: US20050098651

Using a swirl type fuel injection valve, a concentrated spray area and a thin spray area are formed, the positions thereof are adjusted, and the spray is made to conform to the geometric shape of the engine and mounting position of the fuel injection valve, so as to reduce the fuel consumption and control the unburnt components in exhaust gas. The fuel injection valve is so constructed that a step is formed on the injection hole opening of the fuel injection valve, so as to provide two or more edge transition portions at the injection hole opening, resulting from the step, and the line connecting the edge transition portions forms an oblique angle relative to the wall formed by the step perpendicular to the injection hole center axis and the angled wall.