Total 5554 patents for "2010-01-07"

NEGATIVE HARDNESS GRADIENT INNER CORE FOR DUAL CORE GOLF BALL

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100004070

A golf ball including an inner core having a first outer surface and a geometric center and being formed from a first substantially homogenous composition such that the inner core has a hardness of about 60 Shore C to about 90 Shore C; an outer core layer disposed about the inner core having a second outer surface and being formed from a second substantially homogenous composition such that the outer core layer has a hardness of about 60 Shore C to about 95 Shore C; and a cover layer disposed about the outer core layer. The geometric center and first and second outer surfaces each have a hardness, the hardness of the second outer surface being lower than the hardness of the geometric center to define a negative hardness gradient.

FRAUD DETECTION

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100004942

A fraud detection methodology is disclosed wherein a map is divided into population mapping areas, and a level of normal legitimate activity for each area is calculated and stored. When activity levels indicate a possible fraud, visual indicators are displayed. The system may use a set of population mapping areas that are hierarchically arranged.

SECURITY MEMBER HAVING A RELATIVELY SMALL FORMAT AND COMPRISING A THROUGH-HOLE AND SHEET COMPRISING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100001506

A flat security member having a relatively small format, such as a thin board, including at least one through-hole and a method for producing a flat security member. A sheet material having a flat security member and a security document or an item to be authenticated having the sheet material.

Optically Pure Dihydropyrimidine Compounds and Their Uses for the Preparation of a Medicament for Treatment and Prevention of Viral Diseases

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100004268

The present invention relates to an optically pure compound of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or hydrate thereof, a process for preparing the optically pure compound of formula (I), and use of the optically pure compound of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or hydrate thereof as a medicament, in particular as a medicament for the treatment and prevention of type B hepatitis.

Detector for Calculating the Depth of a Buried Conductor

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100001714

A detector for calculating a depth of a buried conductor comprises a plurality of antennas B, M T for detecting an electromagnetic field radiated by the conductor and means for calculating the depth of said conductor based on the field detected by the antennas B, M, T. The calculated depth of the conductor is displayed when one or more predetermined criteria are satisfied.

INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE, INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100005418

An information display device includes: an image display unit that displays a plurality of images in a spiral manner according to a predetermined order; an operation information input, unit that, inputs operation information for the plurality of images; and a display processing unit that displays the plurality of images on the image display unit such that, in accordance with movement angle information and angular velocity information obtained from the operation information, the plurality of images are moved in a generally circumferential direction of a spiral formed of the plurality of images. Thus, the spirally arranged images are moved in the generally circumferential direction of the spiral, in accordance with the movement angle information and the angular velocity information obtained from the operation information. Therefore, compared to a case where an up-down-left-right key or the like is used, a particular one of the images can be selected through intuitive operation.

IMAGING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100003025

An imaging apparatus includes an image sensor configured to capture an image of a subject, a finder optical system configured to enable a photographer to optically observe the subject, and an image display unit disposed in the finder optical system and configured to display an image of the subject captured by the image sensor and to enable the photographer to observe an electronic image of the subject when the photographer looks in the finder optical system. The image display unit is configured to display an image having been subjected to image processing performed on the electronic image considering a distortion caused by the finder optical system.

Power supply system, vehicle with the same, control method of power supply system and computer-readable recording medium bearing program causing computer to execute control method of power supply system

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100001583

A temperature increase power command producing unit produces a temperature increase power command value for transferring a power between power storage devices when heating control for raising temperature of the power storage device is performed. The temperature increase power command producing unit provides the temperature increase power command value to a current control unit, and provides a command value prepared by inverting a sign of the temperature increase power command value to a current control unit. The current control unit performs current control based on a first current command value and the temperature increase power command value, and the current control unit performs current control based on the second current command value and the command value prepared by inverting the sign of the temperature increase power command value.

FRAMED DEVICE, SEAL, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100000604

The disclosure is directed to a framed device. The framed device includes a substrate, a frame, and a seal. The substrate has a first length, a first width, and a peripheral edge. The frame has a second length, a second width, and a groove that runs along the second length and the second width of the frame. The groove is substantially engaged with the peripheral edge of the substrate. The seal is disposed within the groove of the frame, wherein the seal runs contiguously from the substrate to the frame and the seal includes a foamed polymer.

Vertical Shaft Type Windmill with Arcuate Hook Shaped Vane Blades

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100001525

A vertical shaft type windmill with arcuate hook shaped vane blade is composed of a tower, a rotary stand, a wind vane assembly, a generator and an electric controller. The present invention makes use of the wind power to drive the aforesaid structure to produce the mechanical power which being afterwards converted into the electrical power to supply various loads such as the domestic appliances, the public and roadway lighting. The structure is simply constructed, easy to fabricate and operate.

Slot waveguide for color display

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100002979

A slot waveguide utilized as a color-selecting element. The slot waveguide includes a first layer of plasmon supporting material, the first layer being optically opaque and having an input slit extending through the first layer; a second layer of plasmon supporting material facing the first layer and separated from the first layer by a first distance in a first direction, the second layer being optically opaque and having an output slit extending through the second layer and separated from the input slit by a second distance extending along a second direction differing from first direction; a dielectric layer interposed between the first layer and the second layer, the dielectric layer having a real or complex refractive index; and a power source electrically coupled to the first layer and the second layer to apply an electrical signal for modulation of the real or complex refractive index of the dielectric layer.

ANGIOPLASTY STENTS

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100004736

An angioplasty stent comprises a body comprising a plurality of successive segments connected in pairs by bridge means so that the successive segments can be oriented relative to one another for the purposes of bending of the body in any direction defined by a linear combination of respective orientation axes defined by the bridge connection means. During the radial expansion of the stent, the axial contraction of the segments resulting from the opening-out of the respective loops is compensated by axial projection of the bridge elements from the respective concave portions. The wall of the body comprises arms for supporting a lumen as well as regions which are selectively deformable during the expansion of the stent, the arms and the selectively deformable regions having different cross-sections and/or cross-sectional areas. At least one portion of the body may have a substantially reticular structure, the branches of which define geometrical figures identifiable as fractals.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING CAPACITY OF BATTERY OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100004884

A capacity determining system includes a measuring module, a reference module, and a calculating module. The measuring module is configured to measure current capacity of a battery of an electronic device. The reference module is configured to define standard consuming capacities of functions of the electronic device. The calculating module is configured to calculate results for performing the functions by respectively dividing the standard consuming capacities into the current capacity. A method for determining capacity of a battery of an electronic device is also provided.

PRODUCTION AND PURIFICATION OF IL-29

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100003722

The expression vectors and methods using an E. coli expression system for the large scale production of IL-29 are described. The vectors utilize the IL-29 coding sequence with specific changes in nucleotides in order to optimize codons and mRNA secondary structure for translation in E. coli . Also included are methods of producing, purifying and pegylating an IL-29 polypeptide.

IMAGE INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICE AND METHOD OF CORRECTING PHOTO-RECEPTION LEVEL IN IMAGE INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICE, AND METHOD OF INPUTTING IMAGE

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100002008

The present invention provides an image input/output device including an input/output panel, a correction section and an image processing section. The input/output panel includes display elements and photo-reception elements to receive lights emitted from the display plane and then reflected from an external adjacent object. The correction section corrects photo-reception signals from the photo-reception elements based on an in-plane correction table where correction coefficients are associated with positions on the display plane, respectively. A value distribution profile in the display plane of the correction coefficients is defined based on both of a light intensity distribution profile of the light emitted from the display plane and a photo-reception sensitivity distribution profile of the photo-reception elements. The image processing section obtains information concerning one or more of position, shape and size of the external adjacent object based on the photo-reception signals corrected by the correction section.

Two-axis accelerometer for detecting inclination without the effect of common acceleration

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100004893

A system and device for detecting inclination that eliminates the need to compensate for the acceleration of the vehicle is disclosed. The system includes a multi-axis acceleration sensing device that is fixedly attached to the object such that each sensing axis of the multi-axis acceleration sensing device lies in a common plane with the forward-aft axis of the object and the sensing axes are orthogonal to one another and each sensing axis is oriented 45 degrees from the forward-aft axis.

DUAL VALVE APPARATUS FOR AIRCRAFT ENGINE ICE PROTECTION AND RELATED METHODS

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100001138

A thermal anti-ice system in an aircraft. A controlled valve receives air from a compressor bleed port of an engine of the aircraft. A self-regulating valve is fluidly connected between the controlled valve and an inlet of the engine. A first pressure sensor senses pressure between the valves. A second pressure sensor senses pressure between the self-regulating valve and the inlet. The system can be used to de-ice aircraft inlet lip skins made of composite materials that have comparatively lower design temperatures than other comparable materials.

METHOD OF INDICATING OPERATIONAL INFORMATION FOR A BULK DISPENSING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100000023

A method of determining the number of doses and the types of a treating chemistry available in the bulk dispensing system, and providing an indication of the determination on a user interface.

DYNAMICALLY DISTRIBUTABLE NANO RFID DEVICE AND RELATED METHOD

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100001841

A nano RFID device or tag and method for using same are disclosed. The nano RFID device may be less than about 150 nanometers in size. The nano RFID device may be a passive, active or semi-passive nano RFID device. The nano RFID device may be distributed to a target such as a human or animal or products, for example. The nano RFID device may include an nano antenna that may comprise one or more carbon tubes. The nano RFID device may include a nano battery. The nano RFID device may include an environmentally reactive layer that reacts to its immediate environment to affix or adhere to a target. The nano RFID device may be constructed for direct or indirect distribution techniques such as by airborne techniques for inhalation, consumption distribution for ingestion, and contact distribution, for example.

SENSOR PLUG FOR COMBINED PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100002745

A sensor plug for pressure and temperature measurement of a fluid medium includes a sensor body having a sensor body axis, as well as a pressure sensor disposed substantially concentrically on the sensor body axis. Also provided in the sensor body is a through orifice for connecting the pressure sensor to the fluid medium, and a temperature sensing element orifice having a temperature sensing element received therein. The temperature sensing element orifice has a temperature sensing element orifice axis that is inclined with respect to the sensor body axis in such a way that at its end pointing toward the fluid medium, it is inclined toward the sensor body axis.

MOBILE TERMINAL

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100004037

A mobile terminal having multiple functions allows the user easy operation of a function that they desire. The mobile terminal has first, second, third, and fourth housings. The housings each have front side and back side and have at least an input section or a display section on the front side. The housings are circularly arranged so that the front side of each housing is on the outer side and are connected with each other so that adjacent housings are foldable to each other facing back to back. Preferably, the housings are connected together such that the first and second housings are connected together, the second and third housings are connected together, the third and fourth housings are connected together, and the fourth and first housings are connected together.

LIQUID EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100001415

A liquid epoxy resin composition comprising

AUXILIARY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FINISHING PREFORMS

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100001439

An auxiliary device and a method for finishing and calibrating preforms that are removed from a multiple tool in an unstable shape, the calibration process being performed with compressed air immediately after removing and withdrawing the preforms from the multiple tool. Nipples that can be inserted into the preforms are provided with expandable press rings or sealing rings in order to seal the interior of the blow-molded part of the preforms. The compressed air is introduced via the nipples, the sealing process being performed by radially expanding the press rings or sealing rings in analogy to the closing process of thermoses, thus protecting the preforms from adverse forces. The sealing point can be randomly selected in the transition zone from the threaded part to the blow-molded part of the preforms. The interior of the blow-molded part is optimally sealed without affecting the form stability and dimensional stability of the preforms.

Increased efficiency counter-rotating electric motor for propelling a boat

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100003871

An enhanced counter-rotating electric motor and an associate propulsion system for use with a water-vehicle includes a motor housing, a stator within the housing that rotates about a central axis in one direction, an armature within the stator that rotates about the central axis in an opposite direction from the stator, a first axel that is secured to the stator and extends out from the housing, a second axel that is secured to the armature and extends out from the housing, water-tight rotational seals about each of the two axels, a centrifugal-force-balancing electrical connection mechanism that supplies functioning electrical communication between the motor and external electrical circuitry while operating the motor, and a propeller secured to each said axel.

Photovoltaic device

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100000599

The invention relates to a photovoltaic device (1), comprising a photovoltaic acceptor material (7) and a photovoltaic donor material (10), in which the photovoltaic device (1) comprises at least two carrier layers (2, 3), of which one carrier layer (2) has n-doped electron donors (6) and the other carrier layer has acceptor material (7) as p-doped or undoped electron acceptors, wherein the carrier layers (2, 3) are arranged with respect to one another such that they touch one another at least in sections, and the carrier layers (2, 3) are wetted or coated in filmlike fashion with a photovoltaic donor material (10). The carrier layers (2, 3), which are formed in particular from fibres (6, 7) composed of silicon carbide SiC, enable textile solar cells. Methods for producing the fibres (6, 7) and for producing the photovoltaic device (1) and textile structures formed therefrom are furthermore described. A photovoltaic device (1) is furthermore proposed, in which carrier elements of an individual carrier layer have a corresponding photovoltaically active construction by virtue of correspondingly applied layers.

Coating of artificial surfaces of medical aids and instruments, and cleaning and/or pretreatment of catheters and other medical aids and instruments

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100003542

The present invention relates to the use of factor Xa (FXa) inhibitors with anticoagulant action for the antithrombotic coating and/or treatment of artificial surfaces of medical aids and/or devices for the prevention of fibrin deposits and/or formation of blood clots and of thrombi, and the use of FXa inhibitors in the cleaning and/or pretreatment of catheters and other medical aids and devices.

TILT SENSOR

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100000104

The invention is directed to a tilt sensor comprising at least one body movable along a predefined path and an optoelectronic unit for determining the position of said body, said tilt sensor being surface-mountable. The invention is further directed to a tilt sensor assembly.

Self-Drilling Anchor

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100003100

A self-drilling anchor for use in a friable material or a semi-rigid material comprises a body having an axis, an axial bore adapted to receive a fastener, a proximal end, a drilling end, a proximal portion adjacent the proximal end having high threading having a crest diameter for engaging the friable or semi-rigid material, and a drilling portion adjacent the drilling end, an additional thread proximate the proximal end, the additional thread continuing between turns of the high threading, and a head at the proximal end having an outer diameter that is smaller than the crest diameter. The anchor additional thread is configured to engage either the friable material or, additionally, to firmly engage the semi-rigid material.

METHOD FOR FORMING CONTINUOUS CHANNEL OF THE SURFACE OF CASTING ROLL FOR THE TWIN ROLL STRIP CASTING PROCESS

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100000968

Disclosed is a method of forming a continuous channel for gas discharge in the surface of a casting roll for twin roll strip casting, and particularly, a method of forming a continuous channel for gas discharge on the surface of a casting roll for twin roll strip casting, suitable for the formation of dimples on the surface of a casting roll for a twin roll strip caster, which includes applying a photoresist on the entire surface of a casting roll, conducting patterning on the applied photoresist, developing the surface of the casting roll, subjected to the patterning, and etching the metal surface of the casting roll, exposed in the developing, and which prevents the generation of dents, enables the manufacture of a cast product having no defects, and realizes wide applicability not only to high Mn steel but also to types of casting steel capable of generating dents or similar defects due to a large amount of volatile as.

Thin film transistor, method of fabricating the same, and organic light emitting diode display device including the same

Pub Date: 2010-01-07

Pub Number: US20100001287

A thin film transistor (TFT), including a crystalline semiconductor pattern on a substrate, a gate insulating layer on the crystalline semiconductor pattern, the gate insulating layer having two first source/drain contact holes and a semiconductor pattern access hole therein, a gate electrode on the gate insulating layer, the gate electrode being between the two first source/drain contact holes, an interlayer insulating layer covering the gate electrode, the interlayer insulating layer having two second source/drain contact holes therein, and source and drain electrodes on the interlayer insulating layer, each of the source and drain electrodes being insulated from the gate electrode, and having a portion connected to the crystalline semiconductor pattern through the first and second source/drain contact holes.