Total 6201 patents for "2007-08-23"

Closing Link For A Bicycle Chain

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070197333

A closing link for a bicycle chain that includes a first outer link plate having a first elongated hole and a first chain pin extending therefrom and a second outer link plate having a second elongated hole and a second chain pin extending therefrom. The first chain pin is received in the second elongated hole and the second chain pin is received in the first elongated hole Each chain pin has a head at one end, a foot at the other end and a groove therebetween. Each elongated hole has a larger diameter end, a smaller diameter end and a displacement region therebetween. The larger diameter end has a diameter larger than a diameter of the pin head. The smaller diameter end receives the groove of the chain pin and includes a countersink to receive the pin head. The displacement region includes sides having recessed and unrecessed portions. The recessed portions have a smaller depth than a depth of the countersink at least in the region of the countersink.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OVERLAPPING MULTI-CHANNEL DIGITAL DISPLAY SIGNALS

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070195111

The present invention discloses a device for overlapping multi-channel digital display signals, the device comprises: a first display signal inputting channel; a second display signal inputting channel; a coordinate generating unit for generating coordinates of a second display window; a detection unit for receiving coordinates of pixel currently being scanned and the coordinates of the second display window, comparing therebetween, and outputting a valid level when the coordinates of the pixel currently being scanned fall within the scope of the coordinates of the second display window and the second display signal inputting channel has the second display data input therein; and a multiplexer having a control end, signal input ends and a signal output end turning on the second display signal inputting channel and outputting the second display data or turning on the first display signal inputting channel and outputting the first display data to a display terminal.

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070196075

The present invention comprises an input part for inputting image data, a receiving part for receiving production information relating to production transmitted from another apparatus, a recording part for recording the production information received by the receiving part and image data input by the input part, a detection part for detecting a recording position on a recording medium at an editing point of image data recorded by the recording part, and a transmission part for transmitting information of the recording position detected by the detection part, whereby identification information for identifying image data and voice data is recorded in a recording medium or a recording device, this relieving a burden on a photographer and an editor and facilitating extraction of image data and voice data.

Hidden Key Cylinder

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070193320

A handle assembly for a vehicle is provided that includes a handle body that is attached to the vehicle door. A key cylinder is mounted to the handle body and is operable to manually lock and unlock the vehicle door. A cover is provided that is movable between a covered position that hides the key cylinder from view and an open position that exposes the key cylinder. The cover can slide or pivot between the open and closed positions. The cover protects the key cylinder from the elements and improves the overall appearance of the vehicle door.

Apparatus and method of measuring integrity

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070198852

Provided are an apparatus and method of measuring integrity, in which unnecessary memory loading of an object for measuring integrity is avoided. The apparatus includes a mapping module loading at least one second object, among a plurality of second objects divided from a first object in accordance with an allocation unit of a memory, into the memory, a memory module storing a hash value of the divided second object, and a measurement module measuring integrity of the first object by comparing a hash value of the loaded at least one second object with the hash value stored in the memory module.

Control apparatus for electric vehicles

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070194763

Right after a system operation start but before a smoothing capacitor has been sufficiently pre-charged, conversion voltage control is executed to control a voltage boosting converter so that a system voltage is first raised to a target value. After the smoothing capacitor has been pre-charged, the conversion voltage control is changed over to conversion power control to control the output power of the voltage boosting converter, so that the output power of the voltage boosting converter is brought into agreement with a command value. While the conversion power control is being executed, system voltage control by operating the input power to the MG unit is prohibited.

Methods of preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease, age related macular degeneration and other diseases involving extra-cellular debris through the inhibition of the complement system

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070196367

This invention proposes that the best therapeutic strategy for treating and/or preventing Alzheimer's disease (AD), age related macular degeneration (AMD) and other diseases that exhibit extra-cellular debris deposits, such as atherosclerosis, is the inhibition of the complement pathway. A model for the accumulation of extra-cellular debris through the activation of the complement pathway is presented, and the primary pathogenic role of the debris in the etiology of the disorders is explained. Previously identified complement inhibitors are identified as therapeutic agents for the treatment and/or prevention of AD, AMD and other diseases that exhibit extra-cellular debris deposits.

Method for identification of medically relevant fungi

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070196830

Multiple species of fungi in an environment can be identified in one sample by extracting and purifying fungal DNA in the sample. PCR is then performed followed by cloning the amplifed DNA and transforming the DNA into bacteria for purposes of growing the organisms. Colonies of the growth containing transformed bacteria are then chosen on the basis of coloration. Plasmids from the chosen colonies were then purified and the DNA is analyzed to identify fungi present in the sample.

Method and apparatus for pre-processing mapping information for efficient decomposition of XML documents

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070198543

Methods and apparatus for pre-processing mapping information for efficient decomposition of an XML document for storage in a database are provided. The method includes receiving a mapping document that describes how all of (or a portion of) an XML document is to decomposed, transforming the mapping document into a data structure for decomposing an XML document, and making the data persistent for use with a subsequent decomposition operation that decomposes an XML document.

Method and circuit for determining the response curve knee point in active pixel image sensors with extended dynamic range

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070195183

An apparatus and method for measuring the breakpoint of a response curve representing the voltage output of an image array having an extended dynamic range. By flooding a light-opaque pixel with a charge and then applying an intermediate reset voltage to the pixel, the signal is read from the pixel and stored. The full reset voltage is applied to the pixel, and then the signal in the pixel is read and stored. The voltage output difference is the difference between the first and second stored signal. The voltage output difference is then used to determine the voltage of the knee point. Further, a conventional saturated pixel can be reset with an intermediate reset just prior to readout. The resulting signal can then be used to determine the voltage of the knee point.

REFRIGERATED CONTAINER

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070193319

A refrigerated container comprising a door composed of a first and a second door panels and a security device is disclosed. The security device includes a detection plate fixed to an inner side of the first door panel which has a free end extending towards the second door panel; a displacement sensor fixed to an inner side of the second door panel to cooperate with the free end of the detection plate; a monitoring module; and an antenna. Said displacement sensor, monitoring module and antenna are separately arranged in the door, and said monitoring module is arranged within a heat insulating layer in the first door panel or the second door panel, and said antenna is provided at an outer side of the first door panel or the second door panel.

Hemming machine and inspecting method thereof

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070193325

A hemming machine is provided with a frame, a hemming tool support structure and a swinging drive structure. The hemming tool support structure is rotatably coupled to the frame to rotate about a center rotation axis. The hemming tool support structure includes a hemming tool disposed at a first location such that the hemming tool moves towards and away from an edge part of a workpiece that is supported on a die upon rotation of the hemming tool support structure. The swinging drive structure transmits a rotational driving force to the hemming tool support structure via a releasable connection located on a side of the center rotation axis that is opposite of the hemming tool. The releasable connection is configured to release the swinging drive structure to allow further rotational movement of the hemming tool away from the die.

Light weight service discovery protocol

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070195760

A service discovery protocol is provided for use in personal area networks and other ad-hoc networking environments. The service discovery protocol is specifically designed to take into account the dynamic network configurations, bandwidth constraints as well as other characteristics of these types of networks. One of the key differentiators of the service discovery protocol is that it relies on a dynamically selected service directory device to manage the amount of information being distributed in the network.

Methods of treating or preventing inflammation and hypersensitivity with oxidative reductive potential water solution

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070196357

Provided is a method for preventing or treating inflammation and associated states (e.g. infection, hypersensitivity, pain) by administering a therapeutically effective amount of an oxidative reduction potential (ORP) water solution that is stable for at least about twenty-four hours. The ORP water solution administered in accordance with the invention can be combined with one or more suitable carriers and can be administered in conjunction with one or more additional therapeutic agents.

SOLAR SELECTIVE COATING HAVING HIGHER THERMAL STABILITY USEFUL FOR HARNESSING SOLAR ENERGY AND A PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070196670

The present invention provides an improved solar selective multilayer coating having higher thermal stability and a process for the preparation thereof. Solar selective coatings having higher thermal stability are useful in solar steam generation, solar steam turbines to produce electricity and also on automobile engine components. In the present invention, a tandem stack of three layers of TiAlN, TiAlON and Si 3 N 4 is deposited on metal and non-metal substrates at room temperature using a planar reactive direct current magnetron sputtering process. The first two layers function as the absorber and the third antireflection layer further enhances the coating's absorptance. The solar selective coatings were annealed in air and vacuum to test the thermal stability at different temperatures and durations. The coatings of the present invention deposited on copper substrates are stable in air up to a temperature of 625 C. for a duration of 2 hours and exhibit higher solar selectivity in the order of 9-10 and these coating also show no change in the absorptance and the emittance values even after vacuum annealing at 600 C. for 3 hours. Coatings deposited on copper substrates showed no significant degradation in the optical properties even after continuous heating in air at 525 C. for 50 hours. The solar selective coatings of the present invention exhibit high hardness, high oxidation resistance, chemical inertness and stable microstructure.

Transflective liquid crystal display, flat panel display device, and electronic apparatus

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070195235

A transflective liquid crystal display module is provided. The transflective LCD includes a backlight unit for providing a light, an active matrix substrate, an opposite substrate with an internal reflector disposed between the active matrix substrate and the backlight unit, an optical film disposed on the opposite substrate, and a liquid crystal layer filled between the active matrix substrate and the optical film. In the transflective LCD of the present invention, the light provided by the backlight unit is reflected back by the internal reflector such that the light provided by the backlight unit can be recycled. Furthermore, a flat panel display device and an electronic apparatus are also provided.

Roll forming apparatus and method of roll forming

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070193324

A roll forming apparatus for forming projections on a band plate at predetermined internals with respect to a longitudinal direction of the band plate has a carrying roll between an upstream forming roll unit and a downstream forming roll unit. Projections having a first shape are formed on the band plate by an upstream projection forming roll and an upstream recession forming roll of the upstream forming roll unit. The projections having the first shape are formed into projections having a second shape that is steeper than the first shape by a downstream projection forming roll and a downstream recession forming roll of the downstream forming roll unit. Also, the band plate is carried in a sprocket manner that the projections formed in the upstream forming roll unit sequentially engage with projections of the upstream projection forming roll, recessions of the carrying roll, and projections of the downstream projection forming roll.

Centrifugal Fan

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070194668

An arrangement of a low air inlet and a circuit for driving a torque generator in an ultra-compact centrifugal fan is disclosed. In the ultra-compact centrifugal fan, a region occupied by the circuit is not completely arranged radially inside a cup-shaped portion to which an impeller is attached. At least a part of the low air inlet provided on a bottom of a housing of the centrifugal fan is arranged in a range of predetermined angle in an imaginary ring-shaped portion surrounding a base portion covered by the cup-shaped portion. A part of the circuit, that is not covered by the cup-shaped portion, is arranged upstream of the range of the predetermined angle in a flowing direction of airflow.

Method and apparatus for determination of cardiac output from the arterial pressure pulse waveform

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070197924

A method for calculating aortic flow velocity from the directly or indirectly measured arterial, aortic, or carotid pressure and/or diameter waveform in which the reflected component of the pressure wave is excluded and the peak systolic flow velocity V is calculated from the amplitude P1 of the central pressure waveform using the formula (I) where C is the aortic pulse wave velocity.

Device and method for display of azimuthal and other information

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070193045

Embodiments of the inventive display device for indicating of azimuthal and other information are provided, comprising at least one preferably circular configuration of light emitting elements, control unit, magnetic sensor. An imaginable straight line, extending from the device display's center to an actuated element, determines azimuthal direction. One uniquely shaped element is actuated when the device is oriented towards the north magnetic pole by said imaginable line extending through said unique element. When the device's orientation changes, said unique element is de-actuated. A user, by regulating means, may preset a desirable direction by actuating an element coincided with the direction. The device is capable to remember the direction; when its orientation changes, another element is actuated, still showing the desirable direction. Some embodiments of the device may exhibit timepiece, calendar, temperature and other information. Azimuthal information may be displayed in a predetermined color position order of the light emitting elements.

Sugar substitute and rapid localized delivery system

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070196516

A film composition for orally delivering a variety of substances to a person. In one embodiment, the substance is a reduced calorie sugar substitute derived from species of the plant genus Synsepalum . The reduced calorie substitute can be utilized to control calorie intake or to make the delivery of drugs, pharmaceuticals or cosmetics more palatable. In other embodiments, the substance is a drug product or medicant. Further, the film compositions can be used to deliver a wide variety of substances directly to the taste buds, thereby increasing the localized concentration of the substances. Also provided a generally applicable orally consumable sugar substitute.

Methods of using SAHA and Erlotinib for treating cancer

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070197568

The present invention relates to a method of treating cancer in a subject in need thereof, by administering to a subject in need thereof a first amount of a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor such as suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or hydrate thereof, and a second amount of one or more anti-cancer agents, including Erlotinib. The HDAC inhibitor and the anti-cancer agent may be administered to comprise therapeutically effective amounts. In various aspects, the effect of the HDAC inhibitor and the anti-cancer agent may be additive or synergistic.

HEATING CABLE GUIDE STRIP FOR ELECTRIC RADIANT FLOOR HEATING AND METHOD OF USE

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070193764

A heating cable guide strip for retaining and guiding a resistance heating cable in a serpentine path on a sub-floor adapted to receive a cementitious material to form a radiant heated floor is described. The method of use is also described. The heating cable guide strip is molded of plastics material and defines an elongated flat base having a plurality of spaced-apart wire retaining guide members. The retaining guide members have at least a curved section for guiding the heating cable along a curved path about one or more of the guide members. The guide members further have a flexible cable retention flange to permit the positioning and retention of the cable captive between opposed ones of the retaining guide members. The heating cable guide strip is attached to the sub-floor by glue, nails or screws.

Airtight magnetic seal for bearing casings

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070194536

An airtight magnetic seal (1) that uses the repulsive property inherent in magnetic bodies of the same polarity to keep seal components in permanent contact. The seal is provided with a magnetic device capable of hermetically sealing the inside of the bearing casing. In addition it is of a reduced external size. A set of components, such as: head, primary seal, magnets, housing, baffles, and O-rings, arranged in such a way that the peculiar configuration and dispositions of the construction allow the attainment of a total thickness, after mounting, which is thinner than the seals currently in existence.

Adrenocorticotropic hormone analogs and related methods

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070197774

ACTH analog compounds of the present invention include compounds comprising an ACTH peptide sequence with one or more structural modifications that can have one or more of the following preferred ACTH analog biological functions: (1) reduction of corticosteroid secretion by adrenal membrane in the presence of the ACTH analog compared to unmodified ACTH, (2) reduction of corticosteroid secretion by adrenal membrane in the presence of endogenous ACTH and (3) increased MC-2R binding affinity with reduced activation of the MC-2R receptor compared to unmodified ACTH binding to the MC-2R melanocortin. The ACTH analog compounds of the present invention are therefore useful for treatment or prevention of diseases and disorders related to ACTH, ACTH receptors or corticosteroid secretion, such as premature labor and Cushing's Disease.

Pull bar screen apparatus and system

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070193697

A pull bar screen apparatus and system in which screen is mechanically attached directly to a pull bar. Weld-less friction-lock cold-joining of screen and pull bar provides an improved pull-bar screen apparatus used in retractable pull screens. The pull bar screen apparatus and system remove the need for attaching a vinyl strip to the screen. Instead, the screen is flattened to retain its form and structural integrity. On one elongated end of the screen, an upper and lower lock bar are placed on either side of the screen. Corrugated ridges in the lock bars pinch the screen and hold it in place. A lock bar casing is placed under pressure around the upper and lower lock bars which hold the lock bars in position and thereby retain the screen.

Broadband network security and authorization method, system and architecture

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070199049

A systems and process architecture which mandates, automates and manages network security and authorization for Internet broadband provider broadband modems and their customer's connectable host device(s), and provides and facilitates real-time automation of service order fulfillment and account processing. An Internet broadband IPsec, PKC, and QoS systems and process architecture which mandates, automates, and manages IPsec, PKC, and QoS for Internet broadband provider broadband modems and their customer's connectable host device(s). A systems and process architecture for determining broadband customer type including one of new, expired, roaming and current.

LIQUID SUPPLY APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070193456

A screen of a rotary screen apparatus has a base layer, a protection layer and a reinforcement layer. The cylindrical base layer has holes in the circumferential surface thereof. On a part of the base layer facing a part of the outer peripheral surface of an impression cylinder not holding a paper sheet all along the length in the axial directions thereof, the protection layer, with a thickness approximately equal to that of a paper sheet, is provided continuously all along the length in the rotational direction. The reinforcement layer is provided on a part of the protection layer facing the gap portion of the impression cylinder.

Quantum Dot Manipulating Method And Quantum Dot Production/Manipulation Apparatus

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070196937

A quantum dot manipulating method and a generation/manipulation apparatus are provided which can control the size of a large number of generated quantum dots on or below the order of percent which is required for optical applications of the dots.

Electronic image pickup apparatus and electronic image pickup method

Pub Date: 2007-08-23

Pub Number: US20070195181

An electronic image pickup apparatus comprises a color image pickup element having a plurality of drive modes including at least the first drive mode and the second drive mode. The color-conversion parameter storage section of the apparatus stores the first color-conversion parameter. The color-conversion parameter computing section of the apparatus computes from the first color-conversion parameter the second color-conversion parameter. The computation parameter storage section of the apparatus stores the computation parameter for computing the second color-conversion parameter. The color-conversion section of the apparatus converts the color data acquired by the color image pickup element in the first drive mode according to the first color-conversion parameter and the color data acquired by the color image pickup element in the second drive mode according to the second color-conversion parameter.