Total 6685 patents for "2010-09-16"


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100234018

A converged mobile-Web communications solution interfaces to both a mobile phone network and an Internet or Intranet network, so that services that are provided to mobile phones in the mobile phone network are also provided to web clients or web widgets in the Internet or Intranet network.


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100231363

Systems and methods for forming a local network (150) include determining which controllable (120) and controlling (170, 180) devices are located within a local area (110). A controller (130) is configured to communicate with the controllable and controlling devices and to include local devices to the local network (150) associated with the local area, while preventing remaining devices from being associated with the local network. The controller may be further configured to automatically reconfigure itself and/or the local controlling device(s) to properly be commissioned to control the local controllable device(s), such as based on the number and/or type of the local controlling devices allowed to join the local network. The controller distinguishes and determines the local controllable and controlling devices by RF signals, IR signals and/or sonar signals, such as based on time of flight and received signal strength of the RF signals.


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100231101

A portable case for a production studio having a housing. The housing includes a bottom, opposed sides and back forming a well therein. A cover is rotatably affixed to the housing and moving between a first position for closing the well and a second position for opening the well. The rotating cover has a recess formed therein and an energy absorbing structure disposed within the recess for supporting and maintaining a video monitor within the recess.


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100233235

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for treating or preventing cardiac arrhythmia in a subject.

Systems and Methods for Treating Septal Defects

Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100234880

A system for treating a septal defect having an implantable treatment apparatus and devices for delivering the implantable treatment apparatus and methods for treating a septal defect are provided. The implantable treatment apparatus is preferably implantable through a septal wall or portion thereof. The treatment system can include a flexible elongate body member, a delivery device configured to deliver the implantable apparatus, a stabilization device configured to stabilize the body member and a positioning device configured to position the delivery device in a desired location.


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100230536

A conveyor device is provided for airplane for storing and conveying objects in an arc-shaped shaft. The shaft surrounds an area of a payload space of the airplane. An airplane is also provided with such a conveyor device.

Points-Based Reward Program for Improving Medication Adherence and Outcomes

Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100235196

The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for examining an object, particularly in terms of the surface morphology thereof. Said apparatus comprises a transportable housing which can be placed, especially by hand, above the surface segment of the object that is to be examined, and at least three light sources, the optical beam axes of which extend at a slanted angle of incidence relative to the surface segment that is to be examined. The light sources are disposed inside the housing and can illuminate the surface segment that is to be examined through an illumination aperture in the housing. The apparatus further comprises at least one light sensor for detecting the light reflected on the surface segment that is to be examined and a control and evaluation unit which is connected to the light sources and the light sensor. The light sources are arranged such that the optical beam axes thereof extend on different, non-parallel reference planes.

Transferring Structural Loads and Displacements Between Analysis and Design Software

Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100235148

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for receiving in a Computer Aided Design (CAD) tool result information and load information from a first analysis program, the result information determined by performing an analysis of a plurality of physical elements in a CAD model. And providing one or more of the result information or the load information from the CAD tool to a second analysis program.


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100234577

This invention relates to the purification of monoclonal antibodies from mammalian cell culture fluid utilizing sequential, orthogonal chromatography and filtration techniques resulting in material of high purity and quality that is suitable for human administration. The method involves capturing an IgG product using immobilized protein A affinity chromatography, followed by at least one ion exchange technique prior to adsorbing the IgG to hydroxyapatite and selectively eluting the product in a single isocratic step to achieve purification from impurities and simultaneously reducing multiple types of impurities including but not limited to IgG aggregates, residual protein A, non-IgG proteins, host cell proteins, viral particles, and DNA

Sealing Feed Through Lines for Downhole Swelling Packers

Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100230094

A swelling element on a packer has a trough formed on a longitudinal axis. The control line or cable or conduit that needs to run along the string where the packer is mounted is first wrapped in a preferably non-swelling underlayment that can be a loose scroll or have its seam sealed. A swelling cover is placed over the underlayment using a seam that can be longitudinal or spiral to allow rapid deployment. The covering assembly for the control line or conduit is placed in the slot of the swelling element of the packer. The line or cable continues out opposed ends and can be secured to the tubular string with clamps. In an alternative embodiment the control line is covered with a swelling material and forced into a groove that runs the length of the packer swelling element.

Grain Quality Through Altered Expression of Seed Proteins

Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100235944

The present invention is directed to compositions and methods for altering the levels of seed proteins in cereal grain. The invention is directed to the alteration of seed protein levels in plant grain, resulting in grain with increased digestibility/nutrient availability, improved amino acid composition/nutritional value, increased response to feed processing, improved silage quality, and increased efficiency of wet milling.


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100229694

A ratchet tool comprises a handle; a base body; first and second pivotal elements provided at the base body; a barrel member coupled to the base body and having teeth formed on the outer periphery thereof; a ratchet driving means including first and second pawl members pivotally connected to the base body and selectively engaged with the barrel member and an elastic section provided between the first and second pawl members, with the elastic section adapted for engaging the first and second pawl members with the barrel member; and a switch member pivotally coupled to the outer periphery of the base body for selectively switching the first and second pawl members to engage with the barrel member or not.


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100229858

An improved aquatic device for use with goggles features a support base sized and shaped to fit near the back of a user's head and is secured against the user's head by way of straps. Various equipment may be removably secured to the support base including a snorkel and/or a light by means of a universal interconnection mechanism. The universal connection system allows the various equipment to be removably secured to the support base such that the user to select the equipment most suited to the intended application. One portion of the universal connection system is found on the support base while the other is located on the equipment such as a snorkel or light. The snorkel preferably includes a dry top that prevents water from entering the air passageway. The dry top includes a float mechanism and an inlet closure mechanism both pivoting from a common axis. The dry top may also include a one-way rubber valve that allows air to only enter the dry top and not exhaust. Flexible tubes connect the snorkel secured to the support base to the mouthpiece. In one embodiment there are two tubes; one for air inlet and one for air exhaust. The flexible tubes are arranged such that they extend behind the user's head and beneath the user's jaw. As a result, drag is significantly reduced and mobility and comfort are increased.


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100234906

Techniques are provided for use in controlling rate-adaptive pacing within implantable medical devices such as pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). In one example, a force-frequency relationship is determined for the heart of the patient, which is representative of the relationship between cardiac stimulation frequency and myocardial contractile force. To this end, various parameters are detected for use as surrogates for contractile force, including selected systolic pressure parameters and cardiogenic impedance parameters. Rate-adaptive pacing is then controlled based on the detected force-frequency relationship to, for example, deactivate rate-adaptive pacing if the slope and/or abscissa of the force-frequency relationship indicates significant contractility dysfunction within the patient. In other examples, rather than deactivating rate-adaptive pacing, control parameters are adjusted to render the rate-adaptive pacing less aggressive. In still other examples, trends in the slope and/or abscissa of the force-frequency relationship are monitored to detect contractility dysfunction and/or heart failure and titrate medications accordingly.


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100233625

A positive resist composition including a base component (A) which exhibits increased solubility in an alkali developing solution under the action of acid, and an acid-generator component (B) which generates acid upon exposure, the base component (A) including a polymeric compound (A1) containing a structural unit (a0) having an aromatic group, a structural unit (a5) represented by general formula (a5-1) shown below, and a structural unit (a1) containing an acid-dissociable, dissolution-inhibiting group. In the formula (a5-1), R 1 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group of 1 to 5 carbon atoms or a halogenated alkyl group of 1 to 5 carbon atoms, R 2 represents a divalent linking group, and R 3 represents a cyclic group containing SO 2 within the ring skeleton thereof.

Inbred Corn Line BB36

Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100235940

An inbred corn line, designated BB36, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of inbred corn line BB36, to the plants and plant parts of inbred corn line BB36 and to methods for producing a corn plant, either inbred or hybrid, by crossing the inbred line BB36 with itself or another corn line. The invention further relates to methods for producing a corn plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic plants produced by that method and to methods for producing other inbred corn lines derived from the inbred BB36.

Button attachment kit

Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100230462

A self-contained button attachment kit includes a pair of buttons, fastener clips and a tool for dispensing a fastener from a fastener clip to reattach a button to an article of clothing. The tool includes a single, hollow needle, a holder adapted to retain the needle and buttons, a handle telescopingly mounted on the holder, a spring-biased ejection mechanism connected to the handle, a front cap removably coupled to the handle over the needle and a rear cap removably coupled to the handle for storing fastener clips. In operation, the front cap serves as an anvil that supports the article and button to be attached. With a fastener clip loaded into the holder, the needle is then inserted through the pair of items. Displacement of the handle relative to the holder causes an ejection rod to dispense the cross-bar of a fastener through the needle, thereby completing the attachment process.

Dynamic Vertebral Column Plate System

Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100234895

A vertebral column construct for stabilizing a segment of a vertebral column can include first and second plate segments, and a spring connected between adjacent plate segments. The spring can be adapted and configured to provide a predetermined preload between the first and second plate segments. Such a preload can advantageously enhance fusion across a bone graft. Alternatively, the spring can be adapted and configured to resist, by a predetermined degree, loading between the first and second plate segments. A cam can be provided on one of the first and second plate segments, wherein engagement between the cam and the cam surface prevents dynamic connection between the first and second plates. The cam can be adapted and configured to adjust a preload applied between segments, such as by adjusting tension in the spring.


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100229620

The present invention relates to a bending press or press brake for bending metal sheets, wherein the press includes at least one linking rod, which rod is oriented substantially perpendicularly to the movement direction, having one end that is fastened to the deformable portion of the second table and having its other end fastened to the housing.

Gear Pump

Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100233007

A nonmetallic pump with a gear pump assembly having an adapter spool mounted to an electric motor. The pump assembly is designed to reduce manufacturing costs and to provide access for many service and maintenance tasks to be performed without breaking any of the pipe connections. The pump assembly also includes a splined shaft system and a lubricating fluid circulation system with spiral grooves located inside a pair of bearings disposed on opposite sides of the gear flights. The assembly also includes a replaceable precision liner that surrounds the gear flights to maintain a tight tolerance for optimal performance of the pump. Also, an O-ring disposed inside the front cover of the assembly provides for operation of the pump over a wide temperature variation with relatively loose manufacturing tolerances.


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100235495

Mechanisms and methods for reducing a load on a multi-tenant database are provided. These mechanisms and methods for reducing a load on a multi-tenant database can enable a reduction in the computational effort expended to handle login requests with invalid usernames and the computational effort expended to handle valid login requests that occur at a high rate. The ability to provide a reduction in computational effort expended on login requests can enable a providing of a reliable level of resources to users and tenants of the multi-tenant database.

Method for dynamic configuration of virtual machine

Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100235831

A set of programs enable the start and the efficient and secure operation of an operating system (OS) installed on a virtual hard disk that is stored on an external storage device. When the external storage device is connected to a host system, a user can start the OS in a virtual machine on the host system. The virtual machine execution is controlled by a virtual machine monitor (VMM) installed on the host system. At startup of the program, the type of VMM installed on the host system is autodetected. Host system parameters that are relevant for an optimal configuration of the virtual machine, such as the amount of available physical memory, are captured. Before launch of the virtual machine the OS installed on the virtual hard disk is dynamically modified to support hardware emulated by the selected VMM. Configuration templates and scripts for supported VMM types are stored on the external storage device. The template or script that corresponds to the autodetected VMM is used to create an optimized virtual machine configuration. Virtual machine configuration parameters that depend upon host settings are adapted. The created virtual machine configuration includes a specific storage configuration: The virtual machine is configured to use three virtual hard disks for system, user, and paging data. The virtual hard disks for system and user data are configured to use copy-on-write (COW) functionality supported by the respective VMM. With the COW configuration the virtual machine's write operations are redirected to a location in a file system on an internally attached storage medium. The non-persistent virtual hard disk used for the page data is entirely stored in the temporary location as an expanding virtual hard disk and is erased after shutdown. If data persistence is required for user and/or system data the respective overlay files are merged with the corresponding virtual hard disk base files on the external storage device after shutdown of the virtual machine. When the program managing the configuration and launch process is closed after shutdown of the virtual machine, all temporary files are deleted. The dynamic COW configuration with deferred, consolidated write operations to the external storage device offers the benefits of improved write performance and security and extended lifetime of the external storage device. The latter is particularly important for flash-memory-based devices with a finite number of sustainable write/erase cycles per storage block.


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100235601

A method and system for enabling personal digital assistants (PDAs) and protecting stored private data. Specifically, one embodiment in accordance with the present invention includes a removable expansion card about the size of a postage stamp which plugs into a slot of a personal digital assistant. The removable expansion card, referred to as a personality card, is capable of storing all of a user's private information and data which is used within their personal digital assistant. By removing the personality card from the personal digital assistant, all of the user's private information and data may be removed from the personal digital assistant. Furthermore, the personal digital assistant may also be rendered totally or partially useless once the personality card is removed from it. There are several advantages associated with a personality card system in accordance with the present invention. For example, one of the advantages is that a user is able to restrict access to their stored private information and data by simply removing their personality card from their personal digital assistant. Furthermore, as personal digital assistants equipped with personality card slots become increasingly more common, a user will be able to continually carry around their personality card and enable a spare and locally available personal digital assistant with their private information when desired.


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100233995

A system and method of selectively restricting usage of a user equipment (UE) in a telecommunications system. The system includes a graphical user interface (GUI) for receiving a plurality of restrictions. Each restriction provides a constraint on use of the UE. The GUI allows an administrator of the UE to select and modify the restrictions. The system also includes a traffic server for determining if usage of the UE is within one of the restrictions. If the UE is within one of the restrictions, the traffic server terminates the call. The restrictions may include a time of the day, day of the week or geographical location.

Incorporating Interactive Media Into a Playlist

Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100235743

An exemplary system includes a media control operable to begin playing a media segment automatically after buffering the media segment, and a host application operable to receive a reference to the media segment, initialize the media control with the media segment, and cause the media control to postpone playing of the media segment after the media segment is buffered. An exemplary method includes receiving a playlist referencing a first media segment and a second media segment, the second media segment operable to play automatically without a prompt after being loaded, presenting the first media segment, and prerolling the second media segment.


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100229991

The invention relates to composite hose, which is capable of being used without leakage, and which has a longer length and/or diameter than has been previously achievable. A composite hose comprises a tubular body of flexible material arranged between an inner and an outer helically wound wire. The hose further comprises an axial strengthening means adapted to reduce deformation of the tubular body when the tubular body is subjected to axial tension, the axial strengthening means being adapted to exert a radially inward force on at least part of the tubular body when axial strengthening means is subjected to axial tension. The hose can have length above 30 m and a diameter above 400 mm. A method of, and apparatus for, making the hose are also described, which involves the use of a non-metallic mandrel.

Data Processing System with Concatenated Encoding and Decoding Structure

Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100235711

A data processing system includes a memory configured to receive data and an encoder configured to encode data being transferred to the memory. The encoder includes an outer encoder configured to generate an outer codeword by encoding the data being transferred to the memory, and an inner encoder configured to generate a plurality of inner codewords by encoding the outer codeword.


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100231421

The present invention provides an adjustable bed handheld remote control that may include a handheld housing, a touch sensor on a front face of the handheld housing, a transmitter and the like. The touch sensor may be presented in a slider form and may be adapted to facilitate a user in adjusting a frame position of an adjustable bed. The transmitter may be electrically coupled to a processor and may receive input from the touch sensor, for communication control signals to the adjustable bed in accordance with the input received from the touch sensor.


Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100229368

The invention firstly relates to a method for the pressing of a press fitting (3), with a tube (2) inserted into the press fitting (3), by means of a pressing tool (1), wherein the press fitting (3) has an encircling bead (31) in which an O-sealing ring (32) is placed, wherein the tube (2) ends within the press fitting (3) and a first pressing is carried out within the bead (31), wherein, furthermore, a further pressing is carried out on the tube-insert side of the press fitting (3) at a distance from the bead, the further pressing leading to press fitting (3) and tube (2) obtaining a conicity which prevents them being pulled off and runs in the same direction. Furthermore, the invention relates to a pressing tool (1) suitable for carrying out the method. In order to further improve a method of the type under discussion, in particular for simplifying the handling over the course of the pressing operation, and in order to improve a pressing tool of the type under discussion, in particular in terms of handling while maintaining the functional reliability of the press connection winch is to be produced, it is proposed, in terms of the method, that the head (31) is widened axially over the course of the pressing operation by being acted upon radially from the outside. In terms of the object, it is provided that the first pressing geometry (21), which is assigned to the bead (31), leaves the bead (31) space at least in one direction for the axial widening of the bead (31).

Organic Light-Emitting Device with Field-Effect Enhanced Mobility

Pub Date: 2010-09-16

Pub Number: US20100230668

A two-terminal organic light-emitting device structure is presented with low absorption losses and high current densities. Light generation and emission occur at a predetermined distance from any metallic contact, thereby reducing optical absorption losses. High current densities and thus high emitted light intensity are achieved by combining two types of conduction in one device: by combining space charge limited conduction and field-effect conduction or by combining ohmic conduction and field-effect conduction, thereby optimizing the current densities. This results in a very high local concentration of excitons and therefore a high light intensity, which can be important for applications such as organic lasers, and more in particular electrically pumped organic lasers.