Total 5327 patents for "2006-11-09"

Diamine derivatives

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060252837

A compound represented by formula (1): Q 1 -Q 2 -T o -N(R 1 )-Q 3 -N(R 2 )-T 1 -Q 4 (1) [wherein R 1 and R 2 are hydrogen atoms or the like; Q 1 is a saturated or unsaturated, 5- or 6-membered cyclic hydrocarbon group which may be substituted, or the like; Q 2 is a single bond or the like; Q 3 represents the following group:

Amorphous moxifloxacin hydrochloride

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060252789

The invention relates to an amorphous form of moxifloxacin hydrochloride and processes for preparing amorphous moxifloxacin hydrochloride. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions that include the amorphous moxifloxacin hydrochloride and use of said compositions for the treatment of bacterial infections.

Cash based purchasing using mobile communication

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060253335

A system and method for cash based purchasing using electronic commerce channels such as mobile telephone networks. Customers use cash to purchase goods and services by using a vendor's point of sale device such as a mobile telephone. A server side mobile wallet provides secure storage of user identity and profiles and a payment mechanism for users to obtain goods and services from a point of sale device. Service providers or suppliers pay a commission to point of sale vendors for use of the vendor's account and point of sale device to perform transactions for customers. A platform is provided for establishment and use of hierarchal vendor network over a number of different mobile channels.

Axial fan

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060251509

Described is an axial fan in which an impeller (1) comprises a hub (2), motor-powered so that it rotates about its own central axis (3) and a plurality of blades (5) extending from the hub (2) in directions transversal to the hub (2) axis of rotation (3); the hub having a cup shape and formed by a ring-shaped side wall (7) and a bottom wall (6) which has a plurality of long ribs (20) arranged in a radial direction and extending in height towards the hub (2) cavity, each of the ribs (20) abutting on the internal face of the ring-shaped side wall (7) and delimiting, together with said ring-shaped side wall, a corner area of the bottom wall (6) positioned in front of the rib (20) with reference to the hub (2) direction of rotation (V); each corner area having a through-hole (9) for discharging any debris, in particular water, sand, soil or sludge, from the hub (2) cavity to the outside of the hub (2). The through-holes (9) are evenly distributed along a circle centred on the hub (2) axis of rotation (3) and have a substantially triangular prismatic shape with a vertex wall (15) facing forwards according to the hub (2) direction of rotation (V).

Brush for applying a cosmetic product

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060249171

A bristle brush for applying a cosmetic product to hair is provided with a sleeve having a longitudinal axis and at least one perforation. The brush is disposed within the sleeve so that brush bristles extend through the perforation for contact with the hair. The perforation is circular, arcuate, rectangular, square, triangular or trapezoidal in shape or at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the sleeve. When the sleeve has a plurality of perforations, the perforations can be shaped alike or can differ in shape and/or in angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the sleeve so that one or more predetermined performance characteristics are obtained when the brush is used to apply the cosmetic product to the hair. A method for adjusting brush performance characteristics is also disclosed.

Electrical machine having a stator that is enclosed in an explosion-proof manner

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060250037

The enclosure of the stator of an electric machine for an integrated compressor drive should be improved. To this end, the winding heads (4) of the stator (2) are embedded in a solid structure on which the enclosure (6) is supported. The structure is preferably made of a potting compound (5) in which additives for increasing the thermal conductivity are introduced. A film (6) serving as a chemical barrier is thus supported pressure-resistant in the outer area on the potting compound (5) and in the inner area on the lamination stack (3) of the stator (2). As a result, the need for complex pressure enclosures in the air-gap area can be eliminated.

Fault tolerant distributed lock management

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060253856

Distributed transaction and lock management techniques are disclosed that manage and regulate access to distributed data. A lock manager module is provided for regulating access to resources by applications in a system having a number of nodes each communicatively coupled to a network. The module can be configured to be fault tolerant. In one embodiment, the module uses a totally ordered transport that imposes total ordering protocols on messaging between nodes. The module can exploit the multicast ability of the network (e.g., Ethernet or other network features that enable multicast). The module includes a queue for each resource, the queue identifying the node that owns distributed lock for that resource. Each queue can be replicated across the nodes in a distributed configuration.

Compositions and methods of using apoptosis signaling kinase related kinase (ASKRK)

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060252100

The invention provides apoptosis signaling kinase related kinase (ASKRK) nucleic acid and polypeptide sequences and methods of using such sequences to identify modulators of ASKRK. Such modulators can be used for the treatment of diabetes or for delaying the onset of diabetes. The invention also provides methods of diagnosing diabetes or pre-diabetes and methods of making a prognosis based on the detection of ASKRK nucleic acids and proteins.

Magnetic card display apparatus

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060248765

A magnetic display apparatus includes a magnetic board unit which includes a non-magnetic board base and a magnet attracting layer attached to the non-magnetic board base. The magnet attracting layer can be either magnetic or ferro-magnetic material. Magnetic clamp units, having a non-magnetic handle and a magnetic base, are provided for attaching non-magnetic articles to the magnetic board unit. A decorative layer can be attached to the magnetic layer. The magnetic board unit can have an overall decorative shape. A removable and replaceable decoration can be provided, and decoration attachment means can be provided for attaching the removable and replaceable decoration to the magnetic board unit. A stand can be provided for supporting the magnetic board unit. The stand can provide that the magnetic board unit is sloped backward when placed in the stand. A slip over cover having a decorative theme can be provided for slipping over the magnetic board unit.

Automatic wire stripper

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060248991

An automatic wire stripper (100) comprises at least one knife unit (40) having at least one knife holder (41) and a knife carriage (45) articulated on the knife holder; a clamping arm unit (30) with at least one clamping jaw (31) disposed on the front end thereof; a housing base (20) having an upper clamping arm (25) in which the knife unit (40) is displaceably guided; at least one clamping jaw (21); a clamping arm bearing (23) whereon the clamping arm unit (30) can be pivotally mounted; a handle lever unit (60) which is pivotally connected to a housing base (20) on a handle lever bearing (61) and an articulated lever (70) having a first and a second articulated lever arm (72, 75) which are connected to each other in a pivotable manner by an articulated lever center axis (73). The first articulated lever arm (72) is guided with the first articulated lever axis (71) in a guiding connecting link (32) of the clamping arm unit (30); the second articulated lever (75) is fixed in an articulated manner to the knife unit (40); and the articulated lever center axis (73) is guided in the handle lever unit (60).

Veterinary otoscope

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060252996

A veterinary otoscope permitting examination of an ear is defined by an instrument head including a proximal end and a distal insertion portion that is insertable into the ear. The veterinary otoscope includes an imaging lens train disposed within the instrument head, wherein each of the imagine lens train, an eyepiece and a distal opening of said insertion portion are aligned along an optical axis. The veterinary otoscope further includes a focusing mechanism for selectively moving at least one of the imagine lens train and the optics contained within the eyepiece relative to one another along the optical axis. The imagine lens train and the optics in the eyepiece define an optical system such that an entrance pipil is substantially located in the distal insertion portion of the instrument head, thereby enabling the entire tympanic membrane to be viewed at once by the user.

CONVEYOR AND METHOD FOR DIVERTING CLOSELY SPACED ARTICLES

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060249355

A conveyor and associated method for diverting closely spaced articles conveyed along the conveyor. The conveyor includes a conveyor belt with belt rollers oriented to rotate on axes oblique to the direction of belt travel. A series of arrays of bearing surface elements are arranged end to end along the length of the conveyor. The bearing surfaces may be static or rotational. Each array defines a roller-control zone in which the array is selectively activated with its bearing surface elements in contract with the belt rollers or deactivated with its bearing surface elements out of contact with the belt rollers. As the belt advances through an activated roller-control zone, the belt rollers rotate to propel a conveyed article toward a side of the belt. The contiguous roller-control zones are sequentially activated and deactivated to direct articles to the side and off the belt or to let them pass straight through. The length of the entire series of roller-control zones determines the lateral extent of the sidewise diversion. The length of each roller-control zone determines the minimum gap between consecutively conveyed articles. The serial cascade of these roller-control zones permits the tight sortation of closely spaced articles for high throughput.

Method and system for wearable vital signs and physiology, activity, and environmental monitoring

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060252999

A remote monitoring system includes an on-body network of sensors and at least on analysis device controlled by a hub. The sensors monitor human physiology, activity and environmental conditions. The monitoring system includes a data classifier to take sensor input to determine a condition of the person wearing the remote monitoring system. The remote monitoring system is further able to determine a level of confidence in the determined condition.

Mounting of a topper on a pickup truck

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060249984

A topper provided with four mounting brackets that are sealingly secured to the lower coplanar edges of its side walls, with the brackets having a plurality of depending legs supporting the strap and latch system included in the construction. The depending legs serve as supports for the topper while it is dismounted and not in use thus protecting the sealing means. The mounting system is provided with a lower surface seal for contact with the side wall flanges of the pickup truck while straps and latches secure the topper in mounted and immobile condition.

Drive arrangement for a wiper device for windows of motor vehicles

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060250100

The invention relates to a drive arrangement of a wiper device for windows of motor vehicles with at least two swivel-mounted wiper arms (18, 20) that are connected to one another via a crank mechanism, wherein one of the wiper arms (18) is directly coupled with a driven shaft (16) of an electromotive drive (10).

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE POSITION OF AN OBJECT

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060250305

A method and system for determining the location of an object. The system may implement a number of sensors at different locations that are positioned to receive a transmitted or reflected signal from the object. Also disclosed is a system and method of calculating object position based upon the time difference of arrival (TDOA) from each sensor, or the relative time difference of arrival (RTDOA).

Capacitor charging methods and apparatus

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060250824

A capacitor charging circuit is provided with a primary side output voltage sensing circuit for generating a control signal indicative of whether the output voltage has reached a desired level. The control signal is unaffected by voltage spikes occurring when the main switch is turned off. In one embodiment, the circuit filters the primary side voltage for comparison to a reference voltage in order to provide the control signal. In another embodiment, an AND gate provides the control signal indicating that the output voltage has reached the desired level only in response to the primary side voltage being greater than a reference voltage and the secondary current being discontinuous. In a further embodiment, an AND gate provides the control signal indicating that the output voltage has reached the desired levels only in response to a predetermined delay occurring after the primary side voltage becomes greater than a reference voltage and the secondary current being discontinuous. According to a further aspect of the invention, an auxiliary switch is provided to reduce the reverse recovery time of the output diode in order to speed up the capacitor charging time.

Communication system and method for determining next joint availability using presence information

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060253593

A communication system determines next joint availability for a communication session between an originating user and at least one destination user using presence information. The communication system includes a presence server for collecting and storing presence information indicating current and future availability of the originating and destination users. When a request for the communication session is received from the originating user, and the destination user is currently unavailable for the communication session, a next available time for the communication session is determined from the presence information of the originating and destination users.

Bond pad structure comprising multiple bond pads with metal overlap

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060250139

A bond pad structure comprising two bond pads, methods of forming the bond pad structure, an integrated circuit die incorporating the bond pad structure, and methods of using the bond pad structure are provided. Each of the bond pads comprise stacked metal layers, at least one lower metal layer and an upper metal layer. When the two pads are connected by a conductive material, they function as a single pad. The lower metal layer of one of the bond pads forms an extension that extends beneath the upper metal layer of the other of the bond pad. The lower metal extension functions to block the etching of a dielectric layer that is put down over the upper metal layers and the underlying substrate, for example, during a passivation etch to form the bond pad opening, to protect the substrate from damage.

Methods for ablation with radiant energy

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060253113

Ablation methods and instruments are disclosed for creating lesions in tissue, especially cardiac tissue for treatment of arrhythmias and the like. Percutaneous ablation instruments in the form of coaxial catheter bodies are disclosed having at least one central lumen therein and having one or more balloon structures at the distal end region of the instrument. The instruments include an energy emitting element which is independently positionable within the lumen of the instrument and adapted to project radiant energy through a transmissive region of a projection balloon to a target tissue site. The instrument can optionally include at least one expandable anchor balloon disposed about, or incorporated into an inner catheter body designed to be slid over a guidewire. This anchor balloon can serve to position the device within a lumen, such as a pulmonary vein. A projection balloon structure is also disclosed that can be slid over the first (anchor balloon) catheter body and inflated within the heart, to define a staging from which to project radiant energy. An ablative fluid can also be employed outside of the instrument (e.g., between the balloon and the target region) to ensure efficient transmission of the radiant energy when the instrument is deployed. In another aspect of the invention, generally applicable to a wide range of cardiac ablation instruments, mechanisms are disclosed for determining whether the instrument has been properly seated within the heart, e.g., whether the device is in contact with a pulmonary vein and/or the atrial surface, in order to form a lesion by heating, cooling or projecting energy. This contact-sensing feature can be implemented by an illumination source situated within the instrument and an optical detector that monitors the level of reflected light. Measurements of the reflected light (or wavelengths of the reflected light) can thus be used to determine whether contact has been achieved and whether such contact is continuous over a desired ablation path.

Tone reproduction curve systems and methods

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060251437

In-situ measurements are made by a toner area coverage sensor on test patches from a single control dot screen developed on a cleanable surface and are observed by a photoreceptor. The density of patches for other dot screens is estimated from the measured density of the control dot screen error of each measured patch by using a scaling factor, which is different for each separation and patchy density. This error is then added to the target tone reproduction curve (TRC) for each non-control dot screen to give an estimated density for each of the other dot screens. The TRC are then developed/updated using the estimated patch densities for each of the other dot screens. This substantially reduces the amount of toner and processing resources utilized.

Process for physical vapor deposition of a chalcogenide material layer and chamber for physical vapor deposition of a chalcogenide material layer of a phase change memory device

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060249369

A method for depositing a chalcogenide layer in a phase change memory, whereby a chalcogenide layer is deposited by physical vapor deposition in a deposition chamber, having a collimator. The collimator is formed by a holed disk arranged in a deposition area delimited by the chamber walls and the chamber cover. The target is biased by a pulsed voltage to avoid charging and arching. The method is used to manufacture a phase change memory cell, whereby a resistive heater element is formed in a dielectric layer, a mold layer is formed over the dielectric layer; an aperture is formed in the mold layer over the resistive heater element; a chalcogenide layer is conformally deposited in the aperture to define a phase change portion; and a select element is formed in electrical contact with the phase change portion.

Battery voltage regulator

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060250122

Disclosed is a voltage regulator having input terminals for connection to a voltage supply, output terminals for supplying power to a circuit at a predetermined maximum supply voltage, and a voltage regulator circuit connecting the input and output terminals. The voltage regulator circuit has a first supply path connecting first input and output terminals, a second supply path connecting the other input and output terminals, and an active component arranged between the first input and output terminals. A feedback control loop connected to a control terminal of the active component is arranged to sense the voltage on the output side of the active component and, when the voltage is above the maximum supply voltage, limit the output voltage to the maximum supply voltage, and, when the voltage is below the maximum supply voltage, signal the active component to pass power from the input terminals to the output terminals.

Thermoplastic elastomer composition with an improved rubber pelletization process

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060252874

A thermoplastic elastomer composition having improved durability, heat resistant and flexibility comprising a dynamically vulcanized blend of (A) a halogenated isobutylene elastomer, (B) polyamide and (C) an antioxidant having a melting temperature more than 70 C. and less than 200 C., wherein the elastomer (A) is dispersed as a domain in a continuous phase of the polyamide (B) and the dynamically vulcanized blend of the components (A) and (B) is dynamically vulcanized in the presence of the antioxidant (C) as an anti-blocking agent.

Fire resistant thermoplastic pallet

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060249058

The presently disclosed thermoplastic pallet advantageously incorporates fire resistance by virtue of one or more of the following aspects: a sprinkler friendly deck or frame; variable fire retardant or coating distributions; fire collapsible cross beams; foam filled or foam coated parts; and pallet design, including proportioning amounts of plastic and metal utilized in construction. Exemplary combinations of features enables the pallet to meet all the dimensional, mechanical behavior and burn test requirements. The use of metal components including a corrugated aluminum deck having specially position through holes for sprinkler water, and the engineered placement of hollows in the structural plastic parts enables a reduction in the amount of plastic, and the amount of fire retardant in what plastic there is and in the pallet as a whole.

System and method for mirroring data

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060253624

Disclosed is a method and system for preparing a mirror batch within a data processing system. Upon determining that a first open batch is approaching or has reached a completion criteria, a controller may cause system elements contributing data to the first open batch to cease acknowledging transaction requests while not ceasing to execute the transaction requests.

Bare die tray clip

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060248692

A clip is provided for holding a stack of at least one tray and tray cover. Stack compressive forces applied by the clip are substantially limited to tray and cover edge portions. The clip has a channel base with left and right side walls attached for restricting movement of a stack in left and right directions. Protrusions above the base extend inward towards the walls of the channel for captivating the stack in an upward direction. Spring protrusions extend upward from the base on input and output ends of the channel, and are configured for applying an upward spring force on opposing bottom edge areas of the stack.

Computer monitor support device for a vehicle

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060249632

The computer monitor support device for a vehicle includes a console body with a monitor support body pivotally mounted on the console body. The monitor support body pivots between an upright, in-use position where a monitor supported thereon is visible and readily accessible to an operator and a downward, non-use position in which the monitor support body and attached monitor are relatively inaccessible. With the support device in the non-use position, the windshield and dashboard of the vehicle are more readily accessible. In addition, a vibration attenuator tightens the play between the monitor support body and the console body to reduce vibration and noise within the vehicle.

Oil-in-water type emulsion containing coenzyme q10 and process for producting the same

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060251637

To provide an oil-in-water emulsion composition that prevents separation of coenzyme Q 10 and creaming during storage, maintains a stable emulsification state over long term exceeding two weeks, and does not impair flavor or taste. The oil phase of the oil-in-water emulsion composition contains coenzyme Q 10 , and a complex of an organic acid ester of a monoglyceride and a milk protein is used as the emulsifier.

Transparent travel hatbox

Pub Date: 2006-11-09

Pub Number: US20060249404

A transparent travel hatbox includes a substantially transparent lower portion, a substantially transparent upper portion, and at least one hinge connecting the substantially transparent upper and lower portions. The hatbox also includes a hat restraint for securing a hat within the hatbox. The hatbox also includes a lock for securing the interior of the hatbox. Beneficially, at least one of the substantially transparent upper and lower portions includes an air vent. Also beneficially, the hatbox includes a handle detachably attached to at least one of the substantially transparent upper and lower portions for transporting the hatbox. Also beneficially, the hatbox includes a pouch detachably attached to an interior surface of the hatbox.