Total 6675 patents for "2007-03-01"

Battery arrangement structure of a vehicle

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070045015

A battery arrangement structure for a vehicle that concentrates a mass of a vehicle body while effectively making use of a space in the vehicle body. The engine of the vehicle is mounted on a vehicle body frame, an intake device which includes a throttle body is connected to the engine, and a battery is arranged inside a pair of left and right upper frames which constitute the vehicle body frames. The throttle body is arranged on either one of left and right sides with respect to a vehicle body center line which extends in the longitudinal direction of a vehicle body, and the battery is arranged on another side with respect to the vehicle body center line.

Device for a atomising a fluid product

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070045448

A device for atomizing a fluid product includes a reservoir containing the product and air, with the reservoir including a wall having at least one deformable area. A dip tube communicates selectively or permanently with an atomizing aperture to atomize the product when pressure is exerted on the deformable area. According to a preferred example, the dip tube includes at least one air passage to allow at least part of the air contained in the reservoir to mix with the product conveyed by the dip tube. The air passage is located between the two ends of the dip tube. Further, before a first use of the device and in an at least partially deformed position of the deformable area, the at least one air passage is not immersed in the product, regardless of the position of the reservoir.

Printer clients management system

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070046967

The present application relates to a printing system in which a print client for a specified printer in the printing system can be easily identified.

Systems and methods for modifying an ice-to-object interface

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070045282

A method for controlling a coefficient of friction between an object and ice includes steps of (1) pulsing power to an interface between the object and the ice to melt an interfacial layer of ice at the interface and decrease the coefficient of friction, (2) facilitating refreezing of the interfacial ice at the interface to increase the coefficient of friction; and (3) repeating steps (1) and (2) to control an average coefficient of friction between the object and the ice. A slider having a surface intended to interface with ice or snow includes a power supply for generating power. The slider also has a heating element that converts power to heat at the surface, the heat being sufficient to melt interfacial ice at the interface, and a controller for controlling delivery of power to the heating element to control friction between the slider and the ice or snow.

Image sensors with optical trench

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070045513

A device and method for providing an optical trench structure for a pixel which guides incoming light onto the photosensor of the pixel. The optical trench structure has an optically reflecting barrier that substantially mitigates optical crosstalk. The optical trench structure is made of low dielectric constant material with an index of refraction that is less than the index of refraction of the material of surrounding layers (e.g., the substrate). This difference in refractive index causes an internal reflection into an optical path existing between a lens and pixel.

Method for making multicolored plastic mixed material of colored drawing

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070045898

A method for making multicolored plastic mixed material of colored drawing comprises {circle around (1)} preparing a mold having at least two color areas, in each color area is formed an injection hole. {circle around (2)} injecting different colored plastic materials into the color areas of the mold via the injection holes during the same ejection molding process, and the different colored plastic materials will be mixed with each other in overlapping areas, the user can create different shaped color areas by changing position of the injection holes, time, speed and amount of plastic injection, and in the gradient lines will appear in the overlapping areas. {circle around (3)} unmolding a resultant multicolor plastic product from the mold.

Low loss poppet valve for a cleaning device and a method of delivering a cleaning fluid therewith

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070045584

A poppet valve for use with a sootblower for removing debris from an interior volume of a boiler is provided. The poppet valve assembly includes a valve housing and a valve head configured to move within the valve housing between an open position and a closed position. The poppet valve assembly enables the cleaning fluid to undergo relatively small pressure loss as it flows through the poppet valve assembly when the valve head is in the open position. More specifically, the poppet valve assembly has a loss factor that is substantially less than currently-known valves. The poppet valve causes the cleaning fluid to undergo relatively small pressure loss while flowing therethrough.

System And Methods For Creation And Use Of A Mixed Media Environment With Geographic Location Information

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070047782

A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a mixed media document that includes media of at least two types (e.g., printed paper as a first medium and digital content and/or web link as a second medium). In one particular embodiment, the MMR system provides a user with information related to the location of the user. The system acquires a document, extracts location related information from the document, identifies the location of the users, and provides information to the user based on the identified location and the extracted information.

Communication terminals with pull-based digital information distribution capability and pull-based methods for digital information distribution

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070049341

Wireless communication terminals include a memory, a wireless communication module configured to communicate with other communication terminals over a wireless interface, and a controller that is configured to store a digital information signal in the memory and to receive a distribution command from a user of the wireless communication terminal. The controller is further configured, responsive to receiving the distribution command, to send a share notification signal through the wireless communication module to a remotely located other communication terminal, and, responsive to receiving an access request from the other communication terminal, to send the digital information signal to the other communication terminal. Method embodiments are also disclosed.

Method, algorithm, and computer program for optimizing the performance of messages including advertisements in an interactive measurable medium

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070050204

Method, procedure, algorithm, system, and computer program for improving and attempting to optimize the performance of messaging campaigns, particularly to marketing campaigns in which advertisements or other messages are distributed over an interactive measurable medium such as the Internet. A goal is to allocate the message alternatives to the customer population to optimize business objectives. The includes reading prior stage message state data pertaining to a prior stage including a cumulative number of trials and a cumulative number of successes for a particular message. Message performance results representing message trials and message successes from the previous stage based on the prior-stage state are then read, and a current message state is computed. A current message allocation is generated based on the current message state. Desirably the cumulative number of trials and the cumulative number of successes are discounted based on the age of the information. This inventive procedure may be applied to various message types including, for example, web site banner advertisements, electronic advertisements generally, email messages and promotions, and the like. In one embodiment, the messages are internet web site banner ads, trials are impressions of the ads presented to the user, and successes are measured by clickthroughs from the banner ad to the web site associated with the banner ad. Computer system, computer program, and computer program product associated with the inventive method and procedures are also provided by the invention.

DATABASE FOR MIXED MEDIA DOCUMENT SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070050411

A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a mixed media document that includes media of at least two types (e.g., printed paper as a first medium and digital content and/or web link as a second medium). In one particular embodiment, the MMR system includes a content-based retrieval database configured with an index table to represent two-dimensional geometric relationships between objects extracted from a printed document in a way that allows look-up using a text-based index. A ranked set of document, page and location hypotheses can be computed given data from the index table. The techniques effectively transform features detected in an image patch into textual terms (or other searchable features) that represent both the features themselves and the geometric relationship between them. A storage facility can be used to store additional characteristics about each document image patch.

System and method for printing plural documents on one page

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070047020

A printing system for printing corresponding pages of plural documents on one page or a series of one pages for easy comparison, which includes: a user interface in which a plural print option for printing each corresponding page of plural documents on one page or series of one pages is set; a converting unit for converting the plural documents selected by a user into print data to be printed on one page or series of one pages; and a printing unit for printing the print data. As a page or portion thereof from each of at least two documents can be printed on one page, a user can conveniently compare the documents.

Acrylic based paint for polymeric surfaces

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070049663

The invention is directed to an aqueous based resin coating and paint composition comprising as essential ingredients, a colorant, a polyvinyl acetate polymer/acrylic polymer emulsion blend primary binder, a polyvinyl-based film forming resin secondary binder, such as polyvinyl alcohol, and water with sufficient amount of a surface active agent to form a stable suspension. The coating or paint composition is applied onto an elastomeric or polyvinyl chloride surface until the coating can be thermally treated or evaporated to incorporate the coating into the elastomeric or polyvinyl chloride surface as a permanent color. The invention also comprises a method for the preparation of the aqueous-base coating composition in which the essential components are prepared as aqueous dispersions or emulsions which are blended together to form the final coating or paint composition.

Head replaceable hand tools

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070044599

A hand tool includes a handle with a polygonal recess defined in a connection end of the handle and a function head has an insertion which is removably inserted into the polygonal recess. The function head is able to engage with an object to be tightened or loosened and rotated with the handle.

Methods and apparatus for deskewing VCAT/LCAS members

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070047593

Write logic and read logic are coupled to SDRAM and a frame status table. VCG members are written into SDRAM by the write logic and an entry (based on the MFI and SQ) in the frame status table is maintained by the write logic for each member. The read logic scans the frame status table to identify the earliest frame number for which data is available in SDRAM. Based on the frame status and the address pointer offset, the read logic maintains a state table entry for each VCG member and a state for each VCG. According to the preferred embodiment, the read logic is provided in two parts separated by a temporary buffer. The first part of the read logic performs the functions described above and writes chunk data into the temporary buffer. The second part of the read logic reads byte data from the temporary buffer according to a selectable leak rate.

Infrared thermometer with an axially actuated temperature sensor

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070047620

An infrared thermometer has an elongate housing extending along an axis with an actuator at one housing end, the actuator being actuated by engagement along the axis. The housing further includes an opening at one end and a temperature sensor operatively associated with the opening. The temperature sensor can be advanced from a retracted position within the housing to an extended position operatively associated with the opening for sensing the temperature of an object. As the sensor moves between the retracted and the extended position, the sensor changes from a dormant state to a sensing state.

Device and method for determining and improving present time emotional state of a person

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070048707

An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes determining a measurable characteristic of electrical activity in a user's brain and using the measurable characteristic to determine a present time emotional state of the user.

Hydrophilic silicone elastomers

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070049716

A silicone elastomer having hydrophilic properties is provided. The elastomer is a copolymer that is formed from a crosslinkable silicone composition, the silicone composition comprising an organopolysiloxane component and an ethylenically unsaturated monomer component. For example, the silicone composition may comprise: i) an organopolysiloxane having the following general formula:

Method for coding with motion compensated prediction

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070047649

A motion vector search unit determines a unit area of a bidirectional prediction frame for each motion vector of a backward reference frame to pass through, and stores information on the unit area to be passed into a pass area number holding unit. A reference vector prediction unit consults the pass area number holding unit to acquire the motion vector of the backward reference frame that passes a target unit area of the bidirectional prediction frame from a motion vector holding unit, and determines a reference vector to be applied to this target unit area. The motion vector search unit applies the reference vector to the target unit area of the bidirectional prediction frame, determines a forward motion vector and a backward motion vector of the target unit area by linear prediction, and makes a motion compensated prediction on the target unit area bidirectionally to generate a predicted image.

Wire/pipe support device of motorcycle

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070049059

The present invention provides a wire/pipe support device of a motorcycle that can possess a sufficient space for accommodating a wire/pipe without increasing the degree of forming of a vehicle body frame. A wire/pipe support device includes a groove-shaped engaging portion that is engaged with a main frame that constitutes a vehicle body frame of a motorcycle and has a lower surface thereof opened. A groove-shaped accommodating portion receives the wire/pipe thereon and has an upper surface thereof opened. The engaging portion is mounted on the vehicle body frame by engaging the engaging portion with the vehicle body frame from above. The wire/pipe is placed on the accommodating portion. The wire/pipe support device is pushed from above by a fuel tank directly or by way of a cushion member thus preventing the floating of the wire/pipe support device from the vehicle body frame and the rotation of the wire/pipe support device about the vehicle body frame.

DUAL DAMASCENE STRUCTURE AND FABRICATION THEREOF

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070049012

A dual damascene structure is described, including a substrate, a dielectric layer, a hard mask layer, a contact and a conductive line. The dielectric layer is located on the substrate, the hard mask layer is on the dielectric layer, the contact is located in the dielectric layer, and a horizontal cross-section of the contact has an asymmetrically rounded outline. The conductive line is in the hard mask layer and the dielectric layer, and is located on and electrically connected to the contact. The conductive line has a laterally swelling portion on an edge portion of the first contact, wherein the borders of the laterally swelling portion and the edge portion are contiguous.

Display method and system of computer information

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070050470

A method is provided for sending state and setting information on a local terminal to a remote terminal, for displaying the information, which is received, in an appropriate area in screen information on the remote terminal side, and for sending the processed screen information to the local terminal for display on the display of the local terminal. Also provided is a method for displaying the state and setting information on the local terminal in a transparent window through which underlying images can be seen.

Natively glycosylated mammalian biological molecules produced by electromagnetically stimulating living mammalian cells

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070048253

A composition is disclosed with the composition comprising a mixture of natively glycosylated mammalian biological molecules produced by electromagnetically stimulating living mammalian cells.

System and method for authenticating multiple components associated with a particular product

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070048761

A method for authenticating a product where the product is composed of a plurality of components is described. The method for authenticating the product comprises providing a liquid compound, e.g. paint, that comprises at least one invisible market, e.g. nucleic acid, in which the compound is associated with a first entity. The method then proceeds to apply the compound to the surface of the product at the juncture of at least two components. The method also comprises associating the application of the compound to the at least two components with the first entity.

Semiconductor integrated circuit

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070047346

A semiconductor integrated circuit for intentionally and flexibly changing a monitoring subject bit if debugging is performed during software processing when a status change occurs. A replacement data register and a comparison address register, which are settable from a microprocessor, determine matching of an address input from the microprocessor and a comparison address value. When the addresses match in a test mode, instead of outputting normal status data, a predetermined value of the replacement data register is output in response to a read request from the microprocessor.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRENDING A PHYSIOLOGICAL CARDIAC PARAMETER

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070049835

The present invention relates to an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator or pacemaker whose standard circuitry is used to trend a physiological cardiac parameter using intra-cardiac impedance measurements. The trend information may be used to predict the onset of a sudden cardiac death (SCD) event. By being able to predict the onset of an SCD event, patients and their physicians may be forewarned of a life-threatening event allowing them to respond accordingly. The trend information may also be used to predict the efficacy of cardiac-related medications, monitor progress of congestive heart failure, detect the occurrence of myocardial infarction, or simply track changes in sympathetic tone.

Integration of evaporative cooling within microfluidic systems

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070045880

Evaporative cooling is an effective and efficient method for rapidly removing heat from a system device. In accordance with the disclosure herein, a microfluidic Y-junction apparatus is provided which can produce low temperatures and can be integrated into microdevices.

Method and apparatus for operating data management and control

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070050206

By integrating supply chain data, verifying the data and converting it into a universal and consistent formal electronically, the invention provides real time, accurate information. With the addition of a supply chain monitoring and alerting component, the invention provide sup to the minute information and alerts that help managers make decisions that avoid supply chain interruptions or anomalies. By providing visual access to a variety of product inventories through a web browser, the invention provides a simplified method for personnel to view and make business decisions based on inventories. The invention provides complete supply chain and operational data that assist organizations identify and manage changes and opportunities in the market.

Method and apparatus for reducing operation disturbance

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070047298

A memory array has a plurality of memory cells, arranged in a plurality of rows and columns. Each cell has at least four terminals. The array has a plurality of column lines with each column line connected to a first terminal of a different column of cells. The array also has a plurality of first row lines, with each first row line connected to a second terminal of a different row of cells. The array also has a plurality of second row lines, with each second row line connected to a third terminal of a different row of cells. Finally, the array has a plurality of third row lines with each third row line connected to a fourth terminal of a different row of cells. A column decoder is connected to the plurality of column lines. A first row decoder is connected to the plurality of first row lines. A second row decoder is connected to the plurality of second row lines. A third row decoder is connected to the plurality of third row lines. During an operation of a selected cell, the column decoder selects one of the plurality of column lines, with the one column line selected connected to the first terminal of the selected cell. The first row decoder selects one of the plurality of first row lines with the one first row line selected connected to the second terminal of the selected cell. The second row decoder selects a first plurality of second row lines, with one of the first plurality of second row lines connected to the third terminal of the selected cell. The third row decoder selects a second plurality of third row lines, with one of the second plurality of third row lines connected to the fourth terminal of the selected cell. Finally, the first plurality of second row lines, other than the one second row line, are connected to cells arranged in rows other than rows of cells to which the second plurality of third row lines are connected. The interconnection minimizes programming disturbance.

Signal output unit and electronic control unit

Pub Date: 2007-03-01

Pub Number: US20070050123

A timer module in an ECU has an angle counter and a timer counter. A value counted by the angle counter indicates a crank angle of a crankshaft. Under the control of the termination to output an ignition pulse signal to an igniter, the ECU inverts the level of the ignition pulse signal to Low level (as an inactive mode) when a first comparator outputs an angle comparison matching signal after a value of the angle counter reaches a pulse OFF angle an12 count value of the angle counter, and when a second comparator outputs a time comparison matching signal after the value of the time counter reaches a time t12 as an elapsed time of a regular time length TH counted from a pulse ON time t11. Thus, even if the crank angle of the crankshaft reaches the pulse OFF angle an12 before the timing t12, the ECU keeps High level of the ignition pulse signal until the timing t12.