Total 5214 patents for "2006-04-13"

System and method for ink jet printing of water-based inks using ink-receptive coating

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060077244

A system and method for printing aqueous ink jet ink in selected areas of nonabsorbent and semi-nonabsorbent substrates includes applying an ink-receptive coating in the selected areas, for example with printing station having a printing and drying unit for applying the ink-receptive coating in the desired area or areas of the substrate and then drying the coating, and printing an aqueous ink jet ink in the coated area with an ink jet printer. Variable print maybe printed with the in jet ink in a high speed process.

Transformer module for a welder

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060076329

An electric arc welder comprising a high switching frequency inverter for driving the primary of an output transformer where the output transformer has a plurality of modules forming the secondary windings of the transformer and each of the modules comprises a first coaxial set of concentric, telescoped tubes separated by a tubular insulator, a second coaxial set of concentric, telescoped conductive tubes separated by a tubular insulator wherein the sets each have an elongated central passage for accommodating the primary and a conductor connecting the tubes into a series circuit. These modules form a transformer for such welder.

Optical devices, systems and method for producing a collimated light path

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060077390

Devices, systems and methods are provided for producing a collimated light path. Theses devices, systems and methods may be used to determine an optical property of a small volume sample.

Shielded blind-mate connector

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060079112

A connector for use in a blind-mate connector assembly includes a conductive shield that has a guidance element for a mating blind-mate connector having a floating receptacle. A housing is substantially enclosed within the shield. The housing includes a mating end and a mounting end and has a back wall at the mounting end. A protrusion extends from the back wall. The back wall has a lower surface that includes a connector mounting surface. The protrusion is configured to be received in the mating blind-mate connector. The guidance element of the shield positions the floating receptacle of the mating blind-mate connector about the protrusion.

Automotive door latch system

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060076788

A door latch system of a motor vehicle comprises a latch unit mounted to the vehicle body. The latch unit has a latch condition to latch the door at a closed position and an unlatch condition to unlatch the door thereby to release the door. The system further comprises a power latch canceling mechanism mounted to the vehicle body. The power latch canceling mechanism includes an actuator that, when energized, enforcedly causes the latch unit to assume the unlatch condition. The system further comprises a manual latch canceling mechanism mounted to the vehicle body. The manual latch canceling mechanism includes a handle member that is placed at a position other than a vehicle cabin of the vehicle and a power transmitting member that transmits a movement of the handle member to the latch unit. The manual latch canceling mechanism causes the latch unit to assume the unlatch condition when the handle member is manipulated.

Pair glass window and door system equipped with remote controllable auto blind

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060076113

Disclosed is a pair glass window and door system movably installed in a window frame. The pair glass window and door system includes a pair glass structure including spacers and glasses attached to front and rear portions of the spacers such that the spacers are sealed by means of the glasses, a door frame for surrounding an outer peripheral portion of the pair glass structure, a blind driving unit fixed to an inner upper portion of the pair glass structure, and an auto blind accommodated in the pair glass structure while being suspended to an upper portion of an internal cavity of the pair glass structure, the auto blind being developed or shrunken by means of the blind driving unit. The blind driving unit includes a motor, a reduction gear box for adjusting driving force and an R.P.M of the motor, a coupler connecting a rotating shaft of the reduction gear box with a blind rotating shaft so as to transfer rotational force of the rotating shaft of the reduction gear box to the blind rotating shaft, adjustment wires connected to the blind rotating shaft and the blind in order to adjust an up/down movement and angular positions of the blind according to rotation of the blind rotating shaft, a counter gear formed with gear teeth and fixedly coupled to one of the rotating shaft of the reduction gear box, the blind rotating shaft and the coupler, a photo sensor aligned adjacent to the counter gear so as to detect an operation of the blind caused by the adjustment wires through counting an R.P.M of the blind shaft by detecting a rotational movement of the counter gear, and a controller including a signal receiving section for receiving remote-control signals and a CPU for controlling the operation of the blind by adjusting a driving direction of the motor and power supplied to the motor based on signals from a remote controller and the photo sensor.

R2R controller to automate the data collection during a DOE

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060079983

A system and a computer-implemented method of operating a processing system in which a process model is selected from a menu of process models available from the processing system. In the module and method, an experiment is designed having a number of process runs for characterization of the selected process model. Process runs to collect data are executed on a processing tool coupled to the processing system. The actual process results from the process runs are measured. The process model is solved for coefficients of the process model.

Wire connecting device

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060079117

A wire connecting device for the connection of wire or spring element(s) to be aligned and attached to a base frame by the use of shaped cuts and/or catches of the device. The device has sufficient strength to eliminate all base frame pieces other than the single piece side and end slats. A plurality of devices are arranged in parallel, each with a plurality of cuts and/or catches, and are attached to a base frame at positions corresponding to the attachment points of the wire element(s). The wire element(s) is then aligned with the device and with the cuts and/or catches of the device. The wire element(s) is then attached by sliding it such that the attachment points of the element(s) slide into the tight fitting section of the cuts and/or into the catches.

Enhanced trade compliance system: mass amendment

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060080347

Methods and systems are described for implementing mass amendments that affect many line items and span many entries in a trade compliance system. Mass amendment functions allow a data field that is repeated in a plurality of records in the trade compliance system to be corrected without redundant data entry. A copy of the records that contain the data field is made. The copy may be exported into an external spreadsheet. A global edit, which makes the same correction in each repetition of the data field, is performed on the copy. The edited copy is uploaded into a database in the trade compliance system, to update the records while still preserving the data that existed in the data field prior to the global edit.

Multi-phase personal cleansing composition

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060079420

A multi-phase personal cleansing composition is described that comprises a cleansing phase comprising from about 2% to about 23%, by weight of the composition, of a surfactant component comprising a surfactant or a mixture of surfactants; and wherein the composition has a Structured Domain Volume Ratio of at least about 45%. Preferably, the surfactant component comprises at least one branched anionic surfactant. Preferably, the anionic surfactant comprises greater than 5%, by weight of the anionic surfactant, of a monomethyl branched anionic surfactant.

Measurement of the dynamic characteristics of interferometric modulators

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060077401

Various systems and methods of lighting a display are disclosed. In one embodiment, for example, a method includes applying a voltage waveform to the interferometric modulators, applying a voltage pulse to the interferometric modulators, detecting reflectivity of light from the interferometric modulators, and determining one or more quality parameters of the interferometric modulators based on the detecting reflectivity of light, where the applied voltage pulse causes the interferometric modulators to vary between an actuated and a non-actuated state, or an non-actuated state and an actuated state.

Biometric authentication device and terminal

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060080549

A biometric authentication device and a terminal exhibit high security corresponding to a utilizing mode. The biometric authentication device includes a biometric information storage module performing mutual authentication with an electronic device by use of a common key, acquiring biometric information from the electronic device when validity is mutually authenticated and storing the biometric information in a biometric information storage module, and a biometric information authenticating module effecting the authentication with the electronic device by use of the public key, and authenticating, when the validity is authenticated, the biometric information stored in the biometric information storage module and the present biometric information.

NON-UNIFORMITY PATTERN IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS THEREOF

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060080061

A system for non-uniformity pattern identification. A storage device stores multiple theoretical patterns and measurements. Each measurement corresponds to a region on a wafer. The processing unit acquires the theoretical patterns and the measurements on at least two wafers, calculates pattern scores for the respective theoretical patterns of each wafer according to the measurements, and groups at least two of the theoretical patterns into at least one factor according to the pattern scores to identify one or more non-uniformity patterns for the wafers. Each pattern score represents the extent of similarity between one of the theoretical patterns and the measurements in one of the wafers.

Data detection and decoding with considerations for channel estimation errors due to guard subbands

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060078075

Techniques for performing data detection and decoding in a manner to account for guard subbands are described. A receiver obtains received pilot symbols for pilot subbands and received data symbols for data subbands. Channel estimates are derived based on the received pilot symbols with zeroed-out pilot subbands filled with zeros. Data detection is performed on the received data symbols with the channel estimates to obtain data symbol estimates. Estimates of noise and estimation errors due to the zeroed-out pilot subbands are derived. LLRs are then computed based on the data symbol estimates, the channel estimates, and the estimates of the noise and estimation errors. The LLRs are deinterleaved and decoded to obtain decoded data.

Camper slide-out system

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060076798

A slide-out system for a recreational vehicle has a slide block that is form fit with a sliding connection to a track so as to vertically and laterally support a slide-out room relative to the stationary portion of the vehicle. The room is driven in and out by a rack and pinion drive and a synchronizing screw is provided at at least one end of the drive shaft so that two spaced apart slide-out units can be synchronized relative to one another and to ease disassembly of the shafts and motor drive unit.

Cassete for placing multiple-sized substrates

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060075825

A cassette for placing multiple-sized substrates includes a first board, a second board, two sidewalls, a number of dividers and an adjustable positioning device. The first board, the second board and the two sidewalls form a space. The dividers divide the space into several substrate-receiving spaces for placing substrates. The adjustable positioning device which movably connected to the first board and the second board is used to adjust the width of the substrate-receiving spaces.

Power transmission fluids with enhanced antishudder durability and handling characteristics

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060079412

A finished power transmitting fluid having enhanced friction durability and improved /v characteristics on paper, steel and advanced friction materials such as carbon fiber, and which may provide a lubricant composition that carries minimal concern for skin sensitization and related health, safety, and environmental issues, can contain lubricating base oil, a friction modifier produced by reacting a polyamine with an aliphatic mono acid such as oleic or isostearic acid under conditions to form a mixture of 1,2-disubstituted imidazoline containing components, wherein further acylation of residual active nitrogens with mono or diacids or anhydrides affords friction modifier compositions having enhanced frictional and handling characteristics.

Distributed communications effects module

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060080077

A distributed communications effects module (DCEM) method, apparatus, and computer medium are adapted to provide communications effects to a simulated message in a distributed simulation in order to enhance the ability of the distributed simulation to model real-world behavior.

Semiconductor integrated circuit device

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060077732

A semiconductor integrated circuit device includes a first memory circuit which stores normal data, a second memory circuit which stores determination information used to determine whether a value of the normal data is changed or not, and a determination circuit which determines whether a value of the normal data is changed or not based on the determination information. The capacitance of a data storage node of the second memory circuit is larger than that of a data storage node of the first memory circuit.

Controller and driver features for bi-stable display

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060077127

The invention comprises systems and methods for controller and driver features for displays, and in particular, controller and driver features that relate to displays with bi-stable display elements. In one embodiment, such a display includes at least one driving circuit and an array comprising a plurality of bi-stable display elements, where the array is configured to be driven by the driving circuit, and where the driving circuit is programmed to receive video data and provide a subset of the received video data to the array based on a frame skip count. In some embodiments, the frame skip count is programmable or dynamically determined. In another embodiment, a method of displaying data on an array having a plurality of bi-stable display elements comprises receiving video data comprising a plurality of frames, displaying selected frames based upon a frame skip count, measuring the change between each selected frame and a frame previous to the selected frame, and displaying non-selected frames if the measured change is greater than or equal to a threshold.

Power connector

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060079130

A power connector includes a housing (10), contacts (20, 30, 40) received in the housing and a shield. The housing has a front face (11), a top face (13), a bottom face (14) and two side faces (15). The shield has a front shield (50) and a U-shape rear shield (60). The front shield is formed with a fringe (53) and a pair of wings (54) bent rearwardly respectively from edges thereof. The front shield covers the front face of the housing, and the fringe and the wings respectively cling to top face and side faces of the housing. The rear shield covers the top face and two side faces of the housing, simultaneity, the rear shield further fastens the fringe and the wings of the front shield to keep the front shield on the housing and prevent the front shield from overturning outwards.

Methods and systems for imaging device display coordination

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060077443

Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems, methods and devices for imaging device (IDev) display coordination. Some embodiments comprise methods and systems for tracking a position on a web page with an imaging device (IDev) and relaying the position information to an application.

Net-shaped gears for a differential assembly

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060079367

A differential assembly for a motor vehicle includes a plurality of pinion gears in meshing engagement with a plurality of side gears. At least one of the pinion gears and side gears is formed from a heated tubular preform in a forging die. A method for manufacturing a differential assembly is also provided.

Image forming apparatus, image forming method and storage medium

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060076399

In a method for controlling an image forming apparatus capable of reading predetermined information, the image forming apparatus can operate in a first mode in which processing conditions set by a user through a user interface unit of the image forming apparatus can be used or a second mode in which processing conditions based on the predetermined information can be used. Accordingly, operability of the image forming apparatus capable of forming an image by using a document with an information tag can be enhanced.

Cyclic protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060079563

Novel cyclic compounds and salts thereof, pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds, and methods of using such compounds in the treatment of protein tyrosine kinase-associated disorders such as immunologic and oncologic disorders.

Optical scanning device

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060077854

An optical head for use in the scanning of a record carrier, the record carrier having data stored on data tracks therein on a plurality of information layers (3, 4) at a plurality of depths within the record carrier. The optical head comprises: a movable optical element (16) arranged in an optical path to act upon a first radiation beam (12) and a second radiation beam (14) to provide the beams with a different displacement perpendicular to the optical path; and a lens system for focusing said first beam (12) at a first focal point (A) on a first information layer (3) of the record carrier and the focusing of the second beam (14) at a second different focal point (B) on a second information layer (4), wherein a spacing, transverse to the data tracks, between said first and second focal points (A, B) is controllable by varying the configuration of the movable optical element.

Electronic valve for flow regulation on a cooking burner

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060076529

The gas flow regulating valve (1) is adapted to one cooking burner amongst the several on a cooking hob. The regulating valve member (7) is cylindrical-shaped and coupled to a step motor M, which controls the axial displacement X thereof through a fixed closure member (8), over successive positions (P0-P6) effecting the regulation of an outlet gas flow Q between the OFF and a minimum flow Qmin. The regulating member (7) is provided with at least one elongated superficial recess (9,9) communicating the inlet side (3 a ) with the outlet side (3 b ) of the gas chamber, a regulating surface opening (9,11) provided with a surface groove (11) adjacent to said superficial recess (9) towards the outlet side (3 b ), in the form of a variable passage area (A,H) for the regulation of a intermediate flow Qgra, and at least one gas through-flow conduit (12) in permanent communication with the outlet side (3 b ) for a calibrated flow Qmin.

Efficient heat exchanger for refrigeration process

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060075775

Aspects of the invention are found in a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger includes a fluid inlet manifold, a fluid outlet manifold, a plurality of heat transfer channels configured to communicate with the fluid inlet manifold and the fluid outlet manifold, and packing located within the fluid inlet manifold. Further aspects of the invention are found in a refrigeration system. The refrigeration system includes a compressor and at least one heat exchanger coupled to the compressor. The at least one heat exchanger includes a header, packing located in the header, and a heat transfer channel. The heat transfer channel is configured to receive fluid passing through the header and the packing.

Multi-mer peptides derived from hepatitis C virus envelope proteins for diagnostic use and vaccination purposes

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060078932

Multimer peptides (e.g. 30- to 45-mer peptides) derived from hepatitis C virus envelope proteins reacting with the majority of anti-HCV antibodies present in patient sera are described. The usage of the latter peptides to diagnose, and to vaccinate against, an infection with hepatitis C virus is also disclosed.

Rinseable splash shield and method of use

Pub Date: 2006-04-13

Pub Number: US20060077756

The present application describes a method for rinsing a splash shield. According to the disclosed method, a vessel containing contents to be mixed is positioned in a mixing machine, and a splash shield is positioned over the opening of the vessel. After the material within the vessel is mixed by a mixing element, the splash shield is separated from the vessel and rinsed by a nozzle on the mixing machine. In another embodiment, a vessel containing contents to be mixed is positioned in a holder on a mixing machine, and a splash shield (which may or may not be rinseable) is positioned over the opening of the vessel. The contents of the vessel are mixed using a mixing element. During and/or after mixing, opposed relative movement of the mixing element and vessel may occur, creating an upward lifting force on the vessel. The weight of the shield is sufficient to overcome this upward lifting force on the vessel and thereby causes the vessel to remain seated in the holder