Total 3529 patents for "2010-05-20"

UNFOLDING ALGORITHM IN MULTIRATE SYSTEM FOLDING

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100125820

Methods and apparatuses to optimize a circuit representation using unfolding as a preprocessing of the multirate folding. In at least one embodiment of the present invention, a portion of a data flow graph representation of a circuit is optimized using circuit operation level before using optimizing with data flow algorithm and mapping the design onto hardware. In an aspect, the present invention discloses circuit operation level optimization for data flow graph representations with optimizing zero inputs caused by the upsamplers, or with optimizing unused outputs caused by the downsamplers. In at least one embodiment of the present invention, multirate data graph is converted to a single rate data graph before data flow optimizing. In an aspect, converting a multirate data graph to a single rate data graph comprises unfolding the multirate data graph with minimum unfolding factors that are inversely proportional to the clock values.

Variable Lighting Zones

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100123414

A zoned lighting space (10) wherein an architectural space is divided in to a plurality of zones (16), each having its own sensor(s) and zone lights (18). The zone lights (18) are controlled by a controller (20) such that there are different lighting levels (55, 57, 59) depending upon whether a zone (16) is occupied, whether an adjacent zone (16) is occupied, whether some other zone (16) is occupied, and the like. A variable lighting control method (50) is adaptable such that fine control and adaptation for special circumstances can be achieved.

SECONDARY BATTERY PACK

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100124693

A secondary battery pack includes a plurality of cells each comprising a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal and arranged side by side, a battery management circuit board configured to monitor a voltage of the cells, and a plurality of bus-bars electrically connecting the electrode terminals of the adjacent cells. Each of the bus-bars includes first connecting portions connected to the electrode terminals and a second connecting portion connected directly to the battery management circuit board.

WATER TREATMENT DEVICE

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100122912

A water treatment device having a tank containing an anode and a cathode. A motor is provided to impart rotational motion to the cathode. A scraping means is fixed to the interior of the tank and extend inward toward the tank so as to define a gap between the scraping means and the cathode. As mineral deposits accumulate on the cathode they are removed by the scraping means and the rotational motion of the cathode.

IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100123799

An image capturing apparatus connectable to a display device is provided, including: an image capturing unit to capture and output image data; a recording unit to record image data and parameter data of the display; a command unit to generate a command signal while the display device is connected; a interface connectable to the display of the display device; a power supply unit to supply power for the display via the interface while receiving a power supply signal; and a processing/control unit to generate and output the power supply signal to the power supply unit while receiving the command signal and transmit parameter data and image data to the display via the interface, providing a plug and play function for the display.

NOVEL METHOD FOR REMOVING DUMMY POLY IN A GATE LAST PROCESS

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100124823

A method is provided for fabricating a semiconductor device. The method includes removing a silicon material from a gate structure located on a substrate through a cycle including: etching the silicon material to remove a portion thereof, where the substrate is spun at a spin rate, applying a cleaning agent to the substrate, and drying the substrate; and repeating the cycle, where a subsequent cycle includes a subsequent spin rate for spinning the substrate during the etching and where the subsequent spin rate does not exceed the spin rate of the previous cycle.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING PUSH COMMUNICATION ACROSS A NETWORK BOUNDARY

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100124191

Provided is a method and apparatus for facilitating push communication from a first network to a target device of a second network, the second network comprising a packet service network such as a GPRS core network. A private IP address, usable for addressing the target device when the packet service network is in an activated state with respect thereto, is retained. Upon receipt of a first message from the first network, indicative of a push communication for the target device, the packet service network is disposed into the activated state, and a second message, addressed to the private IP address, is transmitted. The second message may be generated by a NAT configured to implement micro-port forwarding. The second message may be generated by a representative device of the second network, configured to receive the first message via a NAT in response to a query generated by the representative device.

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND IMAGE DISPLAY PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100125786

An image processing apparatus includes an image display element, an instruction position detection unit for accepting an instruction operation from a user through an operation face provided to a display screen of the image display element and detecting and outputting an instruction position of the instruction operation with respect to the operation face, a storage unit for storing and holding image data of images, and a display control unit for performing a control for displaying an image in accordance with the stored and held image data on the image display element, in which when the user performs a continuous movement on the operation face, the display control unit performs a control for scrolling the display image while being reduced together with images before and after the display image in accordance with a direction of the operation determined on the basis of a detection output from the instruction position detection unit.

Methods and Compositions to Identify Increased Risk of Breast Cancer by Detection of CPG Island Methylator Phenotype (CIMP)

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100124742

The present invention is directed to kits and methods for identifying a female subject as having an increased risk of developing breast cancer, comprising detecting a CPG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) in nucleic acid of the subject.

ANTENNA DEVICE AND RADAR APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100123619

An antenna device includes subarray antennas including antenna elements and feeding interfaces. Each feeding interface is connected to each of subarray antennas. The subarray antennas are arranged parallel to each other with an interval on a plane to be symmetrical about a central axis. The interval is less or equal than a free-space wavelength. The central axis is along with the center of two adjacent subarray antennas arranged at middle of the subarray antennas when the number of the subarray antennas is even. Moreover, the central axis is along with one subarray antenna arranged at the middle of the subarray antennas when the number of the subarray antennas is odd.

Mode Dial Mechanism and Electronic Device Having The Same

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100122895

A mode dial device is set in an electrical device. The mode dial device comprises a rotary member and a pressure detection module, wherein the rotary member comprises a main body, a shaft portion connecting the main body and the electrical device, and a contact portion located at the bottom of the main body with an inclined surface. The pressure detection module is electrically coupled to the electrical device and located under the rotary member. The pressure detection module comprises a button portion which is movable vertically. The button portion contacts the contact portion. When the rotary member is rotated, the contact portion pushes the button portion of the pressure detection module. The pressure detection module outputs a signal according to a moving distance of the button portion.

Recursive Logical Partition Real Memory Map

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100125708

A recursive logical partition real memory map mechanism is provided for use in address translation. The mechanism, which is provided in a data processing system, receives a first address based on an address submitted from a process of a currently active logical partition. The first address is translated into a second address using a recursive logical partition real memory (RLPRM) map data structure for the currently active logical partition. The memory is accessed using the second address. The RLPRM map data structure provides a plurality of translation table pointers, each translation table pointer pointing to a separate page table for a separate level of virtualization in the data processing system with the data processing system supporting multiple levels of virtualization.

Polyurethanes, articles and coatings prepared therefrom and methods of making the same

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100124649

The present invention provides polyurethanes including a reaction product of components including: (a) about 1 equivalent of at least one polyisocyanate; (b) about 0.05 to about 0.9 equivalents of at least one branched polyol having 4 to 18 carbon atoms and at least 3 hydroxyl groups; and (c) about 0.1 to about 0.95 equivalents of at least one diol having 2 to 18 carbon atoms, wherein the reaction product components are essentially free of polyester polyol and polyether polyol and the reaction components are maintained at a temperature of at least about 100 C. for at least about 10 minutes, compositions, coatings and articles made therefrom and methods of making the same.

Resistive Heating Hot Roll Fuser

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100124448

A fuser roll adapted to fuse toner on the surface of a recording medium is disclosed. The fuser roll includes a non-metallic core having an outer surface, and a resistive heating element covering at least a portion of the outer surface of the core. A current transmitter is provided for transmitting a current to said resistive heating element, and an insulation layer is provided for covering at least a portion of said resistive heating element. A toner release layer is provided for covering at least a portion of said insulation layer.

Method for producing a turbine blade holder for an internal flow rate determination device

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100124503

A method for producing a turbine blade holder for an internal flow rate determination device is provided. A base body of the turbine blade holder with an influx channel formed in the base bode and a three-dimensional model of a turbine blade with a recess including the negative geometry of a sealing element to be produced, are made. The three-dimensional model is placed on the base body and the sealing element is applied on the base body in a cavity delimited by the contour of the recess and the base body around the influx channel In another aspect, a turbine blade holder produced by the method is provided.

PHOTOPATTERNABLE IMAGING LAYERS FOR CONTROLLING BLOCK COPOLYMER MICRODOMAIN ORIENTATION

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100124629

The present invention provides structures including a substrate, a crosslinked polymer film disposed over the substrate, and a patterned diblock copolymer film disposed over the crosslinked polymer film. The crosslinked polymer comprises a random copolymer polymerized from a first monomer, a second monomer, and a photo-crosslinkable and/or thermally crosslinkable third monomer, including epoxy-functional or acrylyol-functional monomers. Also disclosed are methods for forming the structures.

RADIO-FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAG

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100123011

A radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag includes: a plate-shaped sealing piece made of an elastic material. An inlet is enclosed within the sealing piece. The inlet includes an electronic component and an antenna connected to the electronic component. A pair of reinforcing pieces are located respectively on the front and back surfaces of the sealing piece so as to sandwich the electronic component. The reinforcing pieces are made of a first material harder than the elastic material. A joint piece configured to couple the reinforcing pieces to each other. The joint piece is made of a second material harder than the elastic material.

HAND HELD SLICER

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100122465

A hand-held slicing device having a handle connected to a slicing tray. The slicing tray includes a ramp leading to a fixed blade. The ramp is readily adjustable such that the height of the edge of the ramp most closely adjacent the blade can be raised or lowered. In one version, the ramp can be raised or lowered by sliding a support structure connected to a knob that can be slideably adjusted by the user's thumb. The device may include a series of julienne blades that are selectively extendable above the slicing ramp or retractable below the ramp.

Diffusion Plate and Display Apparatus Having the Same

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100124043

Disclosed are a diffusion plate and a display apparatus having the same. The diffusion plate includes a base and a plurality of convex portions. The base includes a front surface and a rear surface. Each convex portion has a crescent of an ellipse formed on a front surface of the base while extending in one direction. The display apparatus includes a display panel, a light source, and the diffusion plate.

SMOOTH SWITCHING BETWEEN ANALOG INPUT SIGNALS

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100123508

A first switching circuit has an input for receiving a first input signal, and a second switching circuit has an input for receiving a second input signal. A node is connected to receive outputs from both the first and second switching circuits. A filter receives an unfiltered signal from the node to generate an output signal. A circuit is provided to alternately actuate the first and second switching circuits during a transition time period so as to smoothly transition the output of the filter between the first and second input signals. At least one of the first and second input signals is a time-varying analog signal. The smooth transition between the first and second input signals has a shape determined by pulse width and frequency characteristics of pulses output by the circuit to alternately actuate the first and second switching circuits. The shape may include a linear ramp, an S-shaped curve, a parabolic curve and a hyperbolic curve.

Etch Apparatus and Method of Etching Silicon Nitride

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100124824

An etch apparatus, especially for silicon nitride etch includes a control unit coupled to at least one component of the group of components comprising heater current sensors, a pump transducer sensor and a flow sensor provided for a diluting liquid. A malfunction of the apparatus is avoided and the etching process can be controlled for better performance.

SCANNING ENDOSCOPE, SCANNING ENDOSCOPE PROCESSOR, AND SCANNING ENDOSCOPE APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100125167

A scanning endoscope, comprising a first transmitter, an actuator, and a mirror, is provided. The first transmitter emits a beam of radiant light from an emission end. The actuator moves the emission end in a direction perpendicular to an emission direction. The mirror is arranged from the emission end in the emission direction when the emission end is on a predetermined standard point. The mirror comprises a reflection surface around a first straight line. The distance between a first position on the first straight line to any second position on the reflection surface increases as the first position is moved in the first direction. The reflection surface reflects the radiant light emitted from the first transmitter toward the observation area around the first straight line.

Memory Controller For Controlling The Wear In A Non-volatile Memory Device And A Method Of Operation Therefor

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100125696

A memory controller controls the operation of a non-volatile memory device. The memory device has a data storage section and an erased storage section. The data storage section has a first plurality of blocks and the erased storage section has a second plurality of blocks. Each of the first and second plurality of blocks has a plurality of non-volatile memory bits that are erased together. Further, each block has an associated counter for storing the number of times the block has been erased. The memory controller has program instructions which are to scan the counters associated with the blocks of the first plurality of blocks based upon the count contained in each of the counters associated therewith to select a third block, and to scan the counters associated with the blocks of the second plurality of blocks based upon the count contained in each of the counters associated therewith to select a fourth block. The program instructions are further configured to transfer data from the third block to the fourth block, and associating said fourth block with said first plurality of blocks. Finally the program instructions are configured to erase said third block and incrementing the counter associated with said third block, and associating said third block with said second plurality of blocks. The present invention is also a method of operating a non-volatile memory device in accordance with the above described steps.

CELL SAMPLING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100125223

A cell sampling device is adapted for collecting the cells to be examined from the oral cavity or other organs for medical use. The device includes a handle and a brush having clusters of bristles in a rectangular shape connected to the end of the handle. In particular, the handle has a breaking portion formed at one side of the handle, two opposite sides of the handle or around the handle near the brush. The handle is turned to collect the cells to be examined. The breaking portion of the handle can be broken to dispose the unnecessary section of the handle. Thus, the device is able to be stored in a container for convenient storage of the cells to be examined.

METHOD OF PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SOQ (SILICON ON QUARTZ) SUBSTRATE USED IN THE METHOD

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100123134

A method of producing a semiconductor device includes the steps of preparing an SOQ (Silicon On Quartz) substrate in which a semiconductor layer is formed on a quartz substrate; forming a plurality of semiconductor device forming regions in the SOQ substrate; forming a crack inspection pattern in the SOQ substrate; inspecting the crack inspection pattern to detect a crack in the crack inspection pattern in a first inspection step; and inspecting the semiconductor device forming regions to detect a crack in the semiconductor device forming regions in a second inspection step when the crack is detected in the crack inspection pattern in the first inspection step.

TOWER, A WIND TURBINE AND A METHOD FOR ARRANGING A PLATFORM INSIDE A TOWER

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100122508

This invention relates to a tower for a wind turbine, comprising one or more tubular tower sections, having an outer jacket wall and an inward directed flange in its lower and upper ends, and at least one platform arranged inside the tower for facilitating access for maintenance and repairs to the inner of the tower and to the nacelle. The tower also comprises a support structure including at least three elongated tensile load carrying members, which each is attached in its upper end to the upper flange of the tower section and in its lower end to the lower flange of the tower section and which supports one or more platforms that are suspended by the tensile load carrying members while at least one ladder is attached to the platforms. The at least one ladder is stabilized in the horizontal direction by transversal tensile load carrying members extending from the ladder to the tensile load carrying members that are vertically arranged between the upper and lower flanges. The invention also relates to a method for arranging a platform inside a tower.

MULTI-BAND MONOPOLE ANTENNA FOR A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100123642

A multi-band monopole antenna for a mobile communications device includes a common conductor coupled to both a first radiating arm and a second radiating arm. The common conductor includes a feeding port for coupling the antenna to communications circuitry in a mobile communications device. In one embodiment, the first radiating arm includes a space-filling curve. In another embodiment, the first radiating arm includes a meandering section extending from the common conductor in a first direction and a contiguous extended section extending from the meandering section in a second direction.

Food content detector

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100125178

A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means, and a means for determining a cumulative amount of portioned foodstuff based upon the first portion size and the second portion size.

DETERMINISTIC SELECTION OF DOMAIN CONTROLLERS IN A MULTI-MASTER DATABASE DISTRIBUTED DIRECTORY SERVICE

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100125619

Data is maintained that identifies the available domain controllers for performing management actions with respect to a distributed directory service database. When a request is received to perform a management action on a directory service database object, the particular domain controller that is to perform the management action, called the master domain controller, is selected deterministically. Once the master domain controller has been identified, a request to perform the management action is transmitted to the master domain controller. The failure of a master domain controller will cause the identification of that domain controller to be removed from the data that identifies the available domain controllers and a deterministic failover to be performed to another master domain controller.

METHOD FOR ACCESSING A BIG STRUCTURE IN A 64K OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Pub Date: 2010-05-20

Pub Number: US20100125754

A method for accessing a big structure in a 64 k operating environment is disclosed. The method includes changing the big structure into plural sub structures; arranging a big memory space by a power on self test (POST) memory manager; and allocating the sub structures to the big memory space. Wherein a length of each sub structure is shorter than 64k