Total 6456 patents for "2005-10-06"

Method for producing concentric machine components

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050217104

A method for producing concentric machine components includes the steps of: forming a blank including a tubular wall which has an inner wall face confining a central first hole that has an axis, and an outer wall face surrounding the inner wall face; cutting the blank along a cutting line that is centered at the axis of the first hole to divide the blank into inner and outer rings; boring the inner and outer rings to form a plurality of cavities at intervals in confronting surfaces of the inner and outer rings, the cavities in the inner ring complementing respectively the cavities in the outer ring to form pin holes; and placing a plurality of pins respectively in the pin holes.

Method of producing honeycomb structures

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050221014

A method of producing a honeycomb structure of the present invention includes the steps of: forming plugged portions 2 by dipping an end face of a honeycomb structure 1 in slurry 8 in a container 9, and pressing the honeycomb structure against an inner bottom surface of the container 9 to force the slurry 8 into at least some of the cells 8; and bringing out the honeycomb structure 1 from the container 9 to obtain the honeycomb structure 1 having at least some of the cells 3 being plugged. An air layer 10 is formed between the plugged portions 2 and the inner bottom surface of the container 9 to separate them from each other in advance of bringing out the honeycomb structure 1 having plugged portions 2 from the container 9.

Stepping motor with dual-layer bobbin cover

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050218745

In a stepping motor comprising a pair of stator yokes and a bobbin that includes a cylindrical body and two flanges, each of the two flanges radially extending outward from the cylindrical body so that the bobbin forms a squared U-shape in the axial cross-section thereof, there is provided a bobbin cover case disposed between the stator yokes and a coil wound around the bobbin, and the bobbin cover case includes an outer cover and an inner cover that are coupled to each other so as to provide a dual-layer insulating wall covering an open mouth portion of the squared U-shape, wherein the bobbin cover case inhibits a creeping discharge between the stator yokes and the coil.

Substrate manufacturing apparatus and substrate transfer module used therein

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050220576

A substrate manufacturing apparatus comprises a transfer chamber, at least one process chamber disposed adjacent to a lateral face of the transfer chamber, and a substrate transfer module including at least two transfer robots which transfer a substrate to the process chamber, the substrate transfer module being disposed at the transfer chamber. Each of the at least two transfer robots comprises a blade including at least two supporters for supporting a substrate, an arm part connected to the blade to move the blade, and an arm driving part for driving the blade and the arm part.

Lactobacillus strains

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050220776

Novel Lactobacilli strains, Lactobacillus acidophilus strain Lba EB01 (Lba EB01), Lactobacillus paracasei strain Lbp PB01 (Lbp, PB01), Lactobacillus acidophilus strain Lba EB02, Lactobacillus plantarum strain Lbpl PB02, Lactobacillus strain Lbxx EB03 and Lactobacillus strain Lbxx PB03, and strains with essentially the same advantageous properties which alone or in combination can be used as probiotics or together with a prebiotic as a synbiotic. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions, dairy products, functional foods, nutraceutical and products for personal care comprising the strains alone or in combination, as well as use of the strain for prevention or treatment of vaginal infections, urogenital infections and gastrointestinal diseases.

Method and system for estimating performance metrics in a packet-switched communication network

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050220088

A method for estimating end-to-end quality of service (QOS), such as packet loss, delay, and delay jitter, in a packet-switched communications network includes steps for calculating packet loss and packet delay each router output link in a network path and using the packet loss and packet delay calculations for each individual router output link to estimate end-to-end QOS. The method includes calculating the loss probability for all possible numbers of active sources to take into account changes in the number of active sources as active sources connect to and disconnect from the network. As a result, the inventive method allows the number of active sources to vary in its estimation of end-to-end packet loss, delay, and delay jitter for enhanced Internet Protocol network planning.

Non-spreading pestivirus

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050220813

The invention relates to vaccines used in the eradication or control of pestivirus infections, particularly those used in pigs or ruminants. The invention provides nucleic acid, pestivirus-like particles and a pestivirus vaccine, comprising the nucleic acid or particles, which is capable of eliciting a proper immune response without having the ability to spread throughout the vaccinated animal, thereby avoiding the negative consequences of viral spread. Preferably, the immune response allows for serological discrimination between vaccinated animals and wild-type pestivirus infected animals.

Portable entertainment device

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050219808

A portable entertainment device including a right bay, a center bay and a left bay. The right and left bays are used to house the electrical speakers used in the portable entertainment device and the center bay is used to house both permanently mounted electronics and electronic modules which can be shared between the portable entertainment device and an automotive vehicle. Modules such as satellite receivers, DVD players, MP3 players and the like can comprise the portable modules. The right bay, center bay and left bay are integrated by way of a tubular structure wherein tubular structure forms inner chambers which are used to accommodate batteries, electrical power cords, and can also function as the pressure equalization port for a woofer style speaker housed in one of the bays.

Resonator

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050217626

A resonator comprises a housing arranged in an intake member for defining an opening to communicate with an intake passage and a volume portion to communicate with the opening portion, a movable partition which can change the volume of the volume portion, and a movable cover associated with the movable partition for changing the opening area of the opening portion.

Controlled detachment of intra-luminal medical device

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050222537

An intra-luminal medical device includes a fixation mechanism to attach the medical device to tissue within a body lumen, and a detachment mechanism to permit selective detachment of the medical device from the tissue attachment site without the need for endoscopic or surgical intervention. An electromagnetic device may be provided to mechanically actuate the detachment mechanism. Alternatively, a fuse link may be electrically blown to detach the medical device. As a further alternative, a rapidly degradable bonding agent may be exposed to a degradation agent to detach the medical device from a bonding surface within the body lumen. The medical device may eliminate problems associated with uncertain and inconsistent detachment of intra-luminal medical devices.

Process for producing phenol

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050222466

A process for producing a phenol product generally comprises a first step comprising reacting in a first reactor a feed stream comprising cumene hydroperoxide and water with an acid catalyst to produce an effluent comprising the phenol product, acetone, and at least 1% by weight residual cumene hydroperoxide, and a second step comprising passing the effluent into a second reactor and decomposing the residual cumene hydroperoxide, wherein during said process the ratio of phenol to acetone is maintained at a molar ratio of greater than 1:1, and wherein the water in each of the first and second steps is present in an amount more than 0 and less than or equal to 5 weight percent based on the total weight of the feed stream or effluent, and wherein the process is continuous.

Antibody production in farm animals

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050220783

The present invention provides means and methods for obtaining an antibody in a mammary secretion product of a farm-animal comprising administering to said animal at least two compositions, which may be the same or different, comprising an antigen to which said antibody is to be raised, the method comprising administering at least a first of said compositions such that a high mucosal and/or systemic immune response is obtained and wherein at least a second of said compositions is administered to a mammary gland and/or a supramammary lymph node of said animal.

Poultry picking finger and mounting structure

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050221744

Picking fingers suitable for use in automatic defeathering machines. The picking fingers are suitable for mounting to circular openings in a mounting plate. The picking finger includes an elastomeric picking finger body and a retainer for securing the picking finger to the mounting plate. Three embodiments are disclosed which provide for installation of the picking finger body from a back side of the mounting plate. Each embodiment features a different retainer component. A fourth embodiment is disclosed which provides for installation of the picking finger body from a front side of the mounting plate.

High speed access system over copper cable plant

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050220180

A system for transporting a high speed data stream over a plurality of relatively low bandwidth unshielded twisted copper pairs within the local loop plant or in any environment having a plurality of copper lines, such as on campuses, within large buildings, etc. The copper twisted pairs are transformed from a plurality of low bandwidth, low reliability links into a high reliability, very high bandwidth long range communication channel utilizing optimized xDSL transmission technologies over the plurality of copper pairs. A transmit data processor perform scrambling, FEC encoding and interleaving on the data before it is divided and dispatched to the plurality of modem elements for transmission over the local loop plant, either bidirectionally or unidirectionally. On the receiving side, the individual data streams are collected, aggregated and a receive data processor performs de-interleaving, FEC decoding and de-interleaving, resulting in the high speed data stream originally transmitted. The system also includes means for increasing the performance of the xDSL modem elements including crosstalk cancellation, power and PSD control, data rate control and optimal routing of the transmitted signals within the twisted pair binders. Network elements located remotely on the other side of the plurality of copper pairs are provided electrical power. In addition, the system optionally multiplexes a plurality of low bandwidth telephony services over the high speed link using either TDM or FDM techniques.

Motor drive semiconductor integrated circuit and magnetic disk storage apparatus

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050218853

The Invention provides a motor drive semiconductor integrated circuit for driving and controlling a voice coil motor that can conduct a seek operation, a track follow operation and a settling operation through PWM control, has desired control accuracy and can be produced by a CMOS process. In a voice coil motor drive circuit (200) for executing positioning control of a magnetic head by feedback-controlling a driving current of a voice coil motor (108) for moving a magnetic head (106) over a magnetic disk for reading information from a storage track on the magnetic disk driven for rotation while a read state of the magnetic head is being monitored, head movement control such as a seek operation, a track follow operation etc, of the magnetic head is executed by PWM driving on the basis of a command value from a controller.

Method of transmitting data between nodes of multiple access communications network by decrementing an associated counter

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050220125

A method is dedicated to transmitting data between nodes (Ni) of a group of nodes coupled to an access bus (L2-LSP) of a communications network (R1). The method consists in: i) each time an entry node (N2) of said group receives data addressed to at least one other node of said group, determining the number M of nodes (Ni) of that group through which the data must pass to reach its destination, including said destination node (N4), and that together define a transmission path starting from said entry node (N2), and then assigning to a dedicated field associated with said data a value representative of the number M before transmitting said data, via said access bus, to a first node (N3) of said path, and ii) at each node (Ni) of said path, decrementing by unity the number associated with the data received to obtain a new value of the field and, in the event of a new value equal to a selected comparison value, dropping said data from said path, and, in the event of a new value different from said selected comparison value, replacing the value of the dedicated field associated with the received data by said new value and then transmitting said data and said new value of the associated dedicated field to the next node of said path.

Three dimensional shadow projection system and method

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050219466

A shadow projection system for creating three dimensional shadowing effects in conditions with partial light having a projector with an enclosure for damping reflected light, the projector including a two point pinpoint high wattage light source that are less than 0.5 inches in height and less than 0.25 inches in width and have a wattage of approximately 200 watts to approximately 600 watts with each light source having corresponding light filters, a translucent screen, a pair of filtered viewing lenses corresponding to the corresponding light filters of the two point light source, such that a viewer looking through the pair of filtered viewing lenses perceives a three dimensional perception shadow caused by two shadows cast on the translucent screen of an object placed between the two point light source and the translucent screen. A method of creating a three dimensional shadow in conditions with partial light including: Providing a shadow projection system; placing and moving an object between the translucent screen and the projector; projecting a pair of shadows of the object with the projector on the projection side of the translucent screen; creating a pair of shadows of the object on the viewing side of the screen; and causing a viewer looking through the pair of filtered viewing lenses to perceive a moving three dimensional perception shadow caused by two shadows created on the viewing side of the translucent screen of an object placed between the two point light source and the translucent screen.

Method to enhance an immune response of nucleic acid vaccination

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050220858

A composition for the co-delivery to a cell of a nucleic acid and an assistor protein, comprising vesicles, nucleic acid and protein, wherein the nucleic acid operatively encodes an antigenic protein or portion thereof which shares at least one epitope with the assistor protein, the composition comprising said nucleic acid and said assistor protein associated with the same vesicles as one another. A preferred embodiment is a composition comprising liposomes formed from liposome forming materials and, associated with the liposomes, nucleic acid operatively encoding an antigenic protein and an assistor protein, wherein the assistor protein shares at least one epitope with the antigenic protein. The composition is for use as a vaccine and provides improved immune response compared to non-vesicular compositions, or mixtures of liposomes some of which are associated with nucleic acid and some of which are associated with assistor protein.

Anti-idiotypic antibody and its use in diagnosis and therapy in HIV-related disease

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050221298

The present invention provides an anti-idiotypic antibody having specific reactivity with an idiotope common to more than one type of anti-HIV-1 antibody, and having no specific reactivity with non-HIV-1 antibodies. The present invention provides methods of diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of HIV-related diseases through the use of this antibody or related compounds.

Hydraulic shock absorber

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050218574

In a non-slide region for a piston in a cylinder, four projections are arranged in a circumferential direction of the cylinder. Two rows of projections, each including four projections, are arranged so as to be spaced apart from each other in an axial direction of the cylinder. An annular spring seat is press-fitted around projecting ends of the projections, with a stepped portion of the spring seat abutting against the projections, to thereby fix the spring seat to the cylinder. With this arrangement, the spring seat can be attached to the cylinder without being welded. By arranging a plurality of projections in a circumferential direction of the cylinder, deformation of the cylinder due to formation of the projections can be limited. By forming the projections in two rows that are spaced apart from each other in an axial direction of the cylinder, a moment load applied to the spring seat can be efficiently supported. Thus, in a hydraulic shock absorber of the present invention, a spring seat is secured to a cylinder without any need for welding, and deformation of the cylinder can be minimized.

Motion-based input device capable of classifying input modes and method therefor

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050219213

A motion-based input device includes an inertial sensor acquiring an inertial signal corresponding to a user's motion, a buffer unit buffering the inertial signal at predetermined intervals, a mode classifying unit extracting a feature from the buffered inertial signal and classifying an input mode as either of a continuous state input mode and a symbol input mode based on the extracted feature, and an input processing unit which processes the inertial signal according to the classified input mode to recognize either of a continuous state and a symbol and outputs an input control signal indicating either of the recognized continuous state and symbol. The inertial sensor includes at least one sensor among an acceleration sensor and an angular velocity sensor. The motion-based input device further includes an input button that functions as a switch allowing the user to input a motion.

Low permeability elastic sealing ring

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050218606

A laminated low-permeability elastic ring 40 comprising an outer layer 40A of a low permeability material that possesses impermeability to automotive fuel, and an inner core part 40B of a low temperature-resistant material with excellent low temperature performance in order to maintain high elastic strength at low temperatures for the low permeability material layer.

Apparatus and method for precise lapping of recessed and protruding elements in a workpiece

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050217106

An apparatus and system for precise lapping of recessed and protruding elements in a workpiece is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a system is provided having an air bearing surface with electrical components embedded therein to provide a desired surface dimension thereof. The described system embodiment comprises a non-abrasive lapping plate having a lapping surface with a plurality of grooves therein, a support structure for supporting a workpiece such that an air bearing surface thereof is exposed, and a non-abrasive liquid. When the non-abrasive liquid is dispensed between the air bearing surface and the lapping plate, the lapping plate contacts the air bearing surface such that the air bearing surface is lapped solely by the grooves in the lapping plate. The electrical components of the air bearing surface are lapped such that they are substantially uniform in dimension relative to the air bearing surface.

Workflow improvement

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050220274

A method of reducing radiation exposure by panning and zooming the first acquired image rather than using continuous radiation fluoroscopy.

Individually programmable most significant bits of VLAN ID

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050220105

A network switch that includes an address resolution table and a VLAN table. The address resolution table comprises a VLAN identifier (ARL VID) in less significant bits, a MAC address, and an action code, wherein each VLAN identifier in the address resolution table is unique. The VLAN table is used for storing information related to frame forwarding. The VLAN table includes a VLAN identifier (VLAN VID) in more significant bits, a forward map and an un-tag map. The ARL VID is used to access an associated entry in the VLAN table.

Output buffer circuit and semiconductor integrated circuit

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050218945

Replica output buffers, having the same input/output characteristic as that of an output buffer, respond to the rise of a TEST signal generated by a test pulse generating circuit and causes an output signal to rise at a through rate according to voltage of an SL_SET signal, and causes an output signal to fall at a through rate according to voltage of a CNT signal. A phase comparing circuit makes a comparison between phases of the signals output from the replica output buffers, and outputs an UP signal or Down signal with a length corresponding to a phase difference to a delay control circuit. The delay control circuit changes the voltage of the CNT signal according to the UP signal and the DOWN signal, and adjusts a through rate at which a signal output from the output buffer falls.

Intravascular pump

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050220636

An intravascular bi-directional pump is disclosed which is adapted to be located in the upper aorta, whereby it can assist the left ventricle to eject in the forward direction during systole, so as to off-load the heart, and also pump an adequate amount in the reverse direction, during diastole, to secure coronary flow.

Head cartridge and liquid ejection apparatus

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050219310

A head cartridge and a liquid ejection apparatus are provided in which cleaning performance of cleaning means is improved using a liquid absorbing force of a wiping member produced along with restoration of temporarily increased elastic displacement of the wiping member. An elastic displacement h (height of a projection) of a cleaning roller temporarily produced by the projection arranged at a position in the foreground of ink ejection nozzles in the cleaning direction of a nozzle surface is established to satisfy the following condition: h ( Vu/Vr )( L+n /2/2), where the restoring speed of the elastic deformation of the cleaning roller is denoted as Vu; the moving speed of the cleaning roller is denoted as Vr; the movement distance of the cleaning roller from a restoring initiation point of the elastic deformation to the center of the liquid ejection nozzles is L; the contact width between the cleaning roller and the nozzle surface is n; and the diameter of the ink ejection nozzle is .

Low viscosity, high abrasion resistance engine oil composition

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050221998

An engine oil composition that has lower viscosity then the lowest viscosity grade specified by the current standard (SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) viscosity classification) and achieves excellent abrasion resistance under conditions of high temperature and high shear rate without an increase in the amount of anti-abrasion agent, said engine oil composition characterized by the following facts: the engine oil composition contains 0.02-0.12 mass % of zinc dithiophosphate, measured in the phosphorous amount based on the total weight of the composition, in a base oil compromised of a mineral oil and/or a synthetic oil;

Quality driving streaming method and apparatus

Pub Date: 2005-10-06

Pub Number: US20050223087

A method and apparatus for providing quality driven streaming content from a source (102) to a destination terminal (114) in a closed network (100) is disclosed. Every time a new stream is requested information regarding the required bandwidth is gathered. It is then determined if the network has the required bandwidth to transmit the new stream. When the network does not have the required bandwidth, the bandwidth of all streams presently being transmitted is reduced so as to enable the new stream to be sent to the destination terminal (114) when the network does not have the required bandwidth. The bandwidth reduction can be evenly distributed, proportionate based on a stored hierarchy of users, or be performed only on selected streams.