Total 7412 patents for "2010-06-17"

VEHICLE ON-BOARD BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100148923

A vehicular biometric authentication system is equipped with a portable terminal that includes a receiver that receives authentication data output from a data management center, and an on-board device that acquires the authentication data via the portable terminal and uses the acquired authentication data to carry out identity verification when communication with the management center is impossible. When a vehicle is stopped outside the communication range of the data management center, the on-board device acquires via the portable terminal the authentication data output from the data management center. Thus, the on-board device utilizes the authentication data acquired via the portable terminal to carry out identity verification.

EASY SHIFT DUAL-MODE PISTOL-GRIP GREASE GUN

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100147893

A dual mode pistol grip grease gun that operates in either the volume mode or the pressure mode. The grease gun includes a cylinder head having a handle attached thereto. Attached to the cylinder head via a shiftable link is a lever, which has a slot at one end. The shiftable link is disposed in the slot of the lever, and its position therein defines whether the grease gun is in the volume or the pressure mode. The shape of the slot is such that, when the grease gun is in volume mode and when the lever is fully pressed toward the handle, an angle defined by a first axis (defined as a line connecting a pivot point of a connection of the link to the cylinder head and a pivot point of a connection of the link to an end of the slot defining volume mode) and a second axis (defined as a line connecting the pivot point of the connection of the link to the end of the slot defining volume mode and a point along a bottom curve of the slot where the concavity of the curve changes) is approximately ten degrees. The shape of the slot, roller and tabs on the link allow for ease of shifting.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPLETING A CIRCUIT SWITCHED SERVICE CALL IN AN INTERNET PROTOCOL NETWORK

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100150143

A method and an apparatus for completing a circuit switched service call in an Internet Protocol network are disclosed. For example, the method receives a session request from a calling party to a called party, wherein the session request includes a service tag. The method determines a value of the service tag in the session request, and queries an tElephone NUmbering Mapping (ENUM) server for one or more Naming Authority Pointer (NAPTR) resource records associated with the called party. The method selects one of the one or more NAPTR resource records in accordance with the service tag, if the one or more NAPTR resource records associated with the called party are returned, and processes the session request using the one of the one or more NAPTR resource records that is selected.

CLINICAL TESTER WASH AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100151578

A clinical tester has been described that includes a probe to aspirate a fluid. The probe is washed between aspirations to reduce carryover. The wash operation includes both an internal and an external wash, where the internal wash operation is terminated prior to terminating the external wash. In one embodiment, the probe wash can be implemented on an integrated clinical chemistry/immunoassay tester.

Combination of Hose Reel and Carrier

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100147987

A carrier includes a pedestal adapted to be in engagement with a supporting surface when resting on the supporting surface, at least two wall structures mounted on the pedestal. A supported member is supported by the wall structures and includes a proximal end receiving one wall structure and a distal end receiving another wall structure. A support wall is connected to the supported member and disposed between the wall structures. A hose reel is selectively mounted between one of the wall structures and the support wall when the other wall structure is abutted by a wall that supports this combination and prevents against any accidental movement during the operation thereof.

Brass-Wind Mouthpiece

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100147135

The present invention is directed to brass-wind mouthpieces (20), and in particular brass-wind mouthpieces (20) configured for improved performance and endurance. One aspect of the invention provides that the lateral shoulders (38) of the mouthpiece (20) rim (24), which respectively would face the corners of the musician's lips when the mouthpiece (20) is in use, slope outwardly away from the proximate end of the mouthpiece (20) cup (22).

CONTROLLER, IN PARTICULAR FOR MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSMISSIONS

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100149763

In a controller, in particular for motor vehicle transmissions, having a holder (1) on which an electronic circuit component (2) and at least one flexible printed-circuit film (3) connected to the electronic circuit component (2) by means of electric connection means (7) are arranged, it is proposed to arrange on the holder (1) a frame component (5) which surrounds the electronic circuit component (2), and to connect the electric connection means (7) connected to the electronic circuit component electrically to the at least one flexible printed-circuit film (3), through at least one opening (15) in the frame component (5).

Organosilicon Amine-Based Electrolytes

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100149726

Disclosed are electrochemical double-layer capacitors having an electrode with a substrate and an electrolyte/quaternary ammonium salt capable of penetrating the substrate. Such salts have a moiety of the following formula:

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100148203

There is provided a semiconductor light-emitting device including a semiconductor light-emitting element, a phosphor layer disposed in a light path of a light emitted from the semiconductor light-emitting element, containing a phosphor to be excited by the light and having a cross-section in a region of a diameter which is 1 mm larger than that of a cross-section of the light path, and a heat-releasing member disposed in contact with at least a portion of the phosphor layer and exhibiting a higher thermal conductance than that of the phosphor layer.

DATA RECOVERY USING ERROR STRIP IDENTIFIERS

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100153740

A secure storage appliance is disclosed, along with methods of storing and reading data in a secure storage network. The secure storage appliance is configured to present to a client a virtual disk, the virtual disk mapped to the plurality of physical storage devices. The secure storage appliance is capable of executing program instructions configured to generate a plurality of secondary data blocks by performing splitting and encrypting operations on a primary data block received from the client for storage on the virtual disk and reconstitute the primary data block from at least a portion of the plurality of secondary data blocks stored in shares on corresponding physical storage devices in response to a request from the client. Write counters written with the secondary data blocks are used to determine whether the secondary data blocks were stored correctly.

Vibration Motor

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100148604

A vibration motor is provided, comprising a case having an upper case and a lower case which are coupled to each other; a shaft installed in the case while being supported by the case; a rotor rotatably coupled with the shaft; a stator arranged around the shaft; a first substrate installed on an upper surface of the lower case; and a second substrate coupled to a lower surface of the lower case and electrically connected to the first substrate. The lower case has a first opening and the first substrate is electrically connected to the second substrate through the first opening.

SELF-SUPPORTING PNEUMATIC TIRE

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100147433

The present invention is directed to a self-supporting tire. More specifically, the tire has a carcass, a tread, and a belt reinforcing structure located radially outward of the carcass and radially inward of the tread. The carcass is comprised of a reinforcing ply extending between a pair of bead portions, a pair of sidewalls, each sidewall located radially outward of one of the pair of bead portions, and a pair of inserts located in each sidewall. The first insert is positioned between an innerliner and the first reinforcing ply, and the second insert is positioned axially outward of the first reinforcing ply.

PROCESSING CO2 UTILIZING A RECIRCULATING SOLUTION

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100150802

In some embodiments, the invention provides, a method comprising a) contacting a solution with an industrial source of carbon dioxide to produce a CO 2 -charged solution; b) subjecting the CO 2 -charged solution to conditions sufficient to produce a composition, wherein the composition comprises carbonates, bicarbonates, or carbonates and bicarbonates; c) separating a supernatant from the composition; and d) recirculating at least a portion of the supernatant for contact with the industrial source of carbon dioxide. In some embodiments, the invention provides a system comprising a) a processor configured to produce a composition from an industrial source of carbon dioxide, wherein the composition comprises precipitation material comprising carbonates, bicarbonates, or carbonates and bicarbonates and a treatment system configured to separate a supernatant from the composition, wherein the processor and the treatment system are operably connected for recirculation of at least a portion of the supernatant.

Stacked Die Parallel Plate Capacitor

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100148373

A stacked integrated circuit having a first die with a first surface and a second die with a second surface facing the first surface, the stacked integrated circuit includes a capacitor. The capacitor is formed by a first conducting plate on a region of the first surface, a second conducting plate on a region of the second surface substantially aligned with the first conducting plate, and a dielectric between the first conducting electrode and the second conducting electrode.

Method and Apparatus for Washing Fabrics Using Focused Ultrasound

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100146713

Systems and methods in accordance with the invention cause substantially the entire area of a fabric article to be laundered is efficiently and completely exposed to focused ultrasound. In this way, the benefits of cavitation are applied to the article as a whole rather than on a spot basis.

TISSUE REMOVAL DEVICE FOR NEUROSURGICAL AND SPINAL SURGERY APPLICATIONS

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100152614

A tissue cutting device that is especially suited for neurosurgical applications is disclosed and described. The device includes a handpiece and an outer cannula in which a reciprocating inner cannula is disposed. The inner cannula includes a hinge between a body section and a cutting section that allows the cutting section to pivot when the inner cannula reciprocates within the outer cannula. A tissue collector is also provided and is in fluid communication with the lumen of the inner cannula. The inner cannula and the outer cannula define an annular space between the inner cannula and the outer cannula, and a seal is provided at the proximal end of the annular space. The seal is preferably a thixotropic, semi-solid material such as a high vacuum, halogenated polymeric grease. The device may also include an inner cannula stop position control for selectively controlling the position of the inner cannula when it is at rest.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HANDLING AND STORING PIPE

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100150685

Modular storage units for handling and storing tubulars in vertical columns, methods for handling and transporting tubulars horizontally in vertical columns, and systems for handling and transporting tubulars horizontally in vertical columns are provided.

Methods and Systems for Enabling Community-Tested Security Features for Legacy Applications

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100154027

A computer-implemented method for enabling community-tested security features for legacy applications may include: 1) identifying a plurality of client systems, 2) identifying a legacy application on a client system within the plurality of client systems, 3) identifying a security-feature-enablement rule for the legacy application, 4) enabling at least one security feature for the legacy application by executing the security-feature-enablement rule, 5) determining the impact of the security-feature-enablement rule on the health of the legacy application, and then 6) relaying the impact of the security-feature-enablement rule on the health of the legacy application to a server. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.

STEEL ALLOY FOR MACHINE COMPONENTS

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100147423

A machine component or part for alternating mechanical stresses up to a temperature of at most 160 C. The component or part comprises a thermally quenched and tempered steel alloy which comprises carbon, silicon, manganese, chromium, molybdenum and vanadium in certain concentrations, the remainder being iron (Fe) and accompanying elements and contaminants due to smelting. This abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.

METHOD OF TREATING CANCER

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100150830

A method and composition for administering a therapeutic agent to a lesion comprising a contrast/carrier agent and ethanol.

CRUSH RESISTANT DELAYED-RELEASE DOSAGE FORMS

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100151028

The invention relates to a dosage form comprising a physiologically effective amount of a physiologically active substance (A), a synthetic, semi-synthetic or natural polymer (C), optionally one or more physiologically acceptable auxiliary substances (B) and optionally a synthetic, semi-synthetic or natural wax (D), wherein the dosage form exhibits a resistance to crushing of at least 400 N and wherein under physiological conditions the release of the physiologically active substance (A) from the dosage form is at least partially delayed.

In-Reactor Polymer Blends

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100152388

This invention relates to in-reactor polymer blends comprising at least 60 mole % of propylene and from 0.01 to 10 mole % of at least one diene selected from the group of C 6 to C 12 ,-diene, norbornadiene, vinyl norbornene and mixtures thereof with the balance being ethylene. The blend comprises first and second polymers having different crystallinities and or different Tg's.

UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION OF AUTOMATION COMPONENTS

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100152867

The invention relates to a method for the explicit identification of at least one component of an automation system. The aim of the invention is to propose a method for the explicit identification of automation components that prevents the disadvantages of the known solutions and simplifies project planning. This aim is attained using a method for the worldwide explicit identification of at least one component of an automation system, wherein the component is associated in a one-to-one fashion with location information by means of multidimensional coordinates, said information designating a point inside the component and being transmitted to the automation system and/or being provided for the automation system.

SYSTEM FOR MODIFYING SMALL STRUCTURES

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100151679

A charge transfer mechanism is used to locally deposit or remove material for a small structure. A local electrochemical cell is created without having to immerse the entire work piece in a bath. The charge transfer mechanism can be used together with a charged particle beam or laser system to modify small structures, such as integrated circuits or micro-electromechanical system. The charge transfer process can be performed in air or, in some embodiments, in a vacuum chamber.

HOLEY FIBER

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100150507

A holey fiber includes a core portion and a cladding portion positioned around a periphery of the core portion. The cladding portion includes 12 to 36 holes that are arranged circularly at a radius of 36 to 48 micrometers around a center of the core portion and that each have a hole diameter of 2.0 to 11.0 micrometers. At a wavelength of 1064 nanometers the holey fiber substantially performs a single-mode operation and has an effective core area equal to or greater than 1500 m 2 .

Offer in compromise method and system

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100153138

A tax resolution system and method are disclosed for identifying and implementing solutions to tax delinquency problems. A taxpayer who is delinquent is guided to provide pertinent data and make adjustments to be analyzed to formulate an offer in compromise to resolve tax delinquency problems or plan a future tax strategy.

Socially Collaborative Filtering for Providing Recommended Content to a Website for Presentation to an Identified User

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100153411

In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving, by a website server device providing a website service, a request from an identified user of a user device, the request requesting network content provided within the website service; determining by the website server device an absence of new network content within the website service relative to a last prior access by the identified user to the website service; and obtaining, by the website server device for presentation to the identified user within the website service, an ordered list of network items most likely to be preferred by the identified user.

DEFROSTING APPARATUS OF REFRIGERATOR

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100147002

The present invention relates to a defroster, and more particularly, to a defroster in a refrigerator in which a damper mounted to an inlet to a circulating duct (60) controls air to flow in a reverse direction toward an evaporator (20) for maximizing defrosting efficiency by using not only radiant heat but also convective heat. For this, the defroster in a refrigerator includes an evaporator (20), a heater (10) for defrosting the evaporator (20) by radiation, and flow control means (50) for controlling air circulated by a fan (30) to flow in a reverse direction toward the evaporator (20) in the defrosting.

BREAKAWAY TOOLING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100147053

A breakaway tooling apparatus connectable to a manipulator and at least one tool for limiting the amount of damage to the associated manipulator and tool when the apparatus accidentally engages an obstacle. The detection mount has a narrowed neck region and stepped throughbore adjacent the narrowed neck region for creating a weakened portion that will fracture upon the realization of a predetermined force to the detection mount. An air passageway extends from an outer portion of the detection mount to an inner portion of the detection mount, wherein the air passageway is connectable to a supply of pressurized air. A blocking member prevents the pressurized air from passing through the air passageway in the detection mount when the detection mount is not fractured at the weakened portion, and the blocking member allows pressurized air to flow through the air passageway in the detection mount when the detection mount is fractured at the weakened portion. A pressure indicator determines whether the air pressure in the air passageway is above or below a predetermined air pressure level, thereby indicating whether the detection mount is fractured at the weakened portion.

MEASUREMENT METHOD AND MEASUREMENT APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2010-06-17

Pub Number: US20100149547

The present invention provides a measurement apparatus that illuminates a surface to be tested having an aspheric surface using light beams that form spherical waves to measure a figure of the surface to be tested, including a detection unit configured to detect interference patterns between light beams from the surface to be tested and light beams from a reference surface, and a controller configured to control processing for obtaining a figure of the surface to be tested based on the interference patterns detected by the detection unit.