Total 6084 patents for "2010-11-11"

ABA TRIBLOCK COPOLYMER AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100286351

To provide a novel ABA-type triblock copolymer of vinyl ether series, comprising polyvinyl ether and an oxystyrene-series unit, and a process of producing the ABA-type copolymer at a series of steps. The invention relates to a novel ABA-type triblock copolymer comprising Segment A comprising an oxystyrene-series repeat unit (a) and Segment B comprising a vinyl ether-series repeat unit (b), in which the Segment A and the Segment B are bonded together with a single bond, and to a simple process of producing the same. The triblock copolymer can be produced at a series of steps in a simple manner, comprising living cationic polymerization of a vinyl ether-series monomer such as ethyl vinyl ether in the presence of a bifunctional initiator and a Lewis acid, and subsequently adding an oxystyrene-series monomer such as p-hydroxystyrene for living cationic polymerization.

Data recording / reproducing apparatus and method using needle-shaped member

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100284263

The data to be recorded onto a recording medium is directly spread and then recorded onto the recording medium through a needle-shaped member, such as a probe. Upon reproducing the data, the data read from the recording medium is de-spread and reproduced.

Hygiene Article Having Calcium Sugar Acid Salt

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100285095

A hygiene article having calcium sugar acid salt is provided. The calcium sugar acid salt reduces the production of Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin-1 (TSST-1) by S. aureus.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A COATED STEEL STRIP FOR PRODUCING TAYLORED BLANKS SUITABLE FOR THERMOMECHANICAL SHAPING, STRIP THUS PRODUCED, AND USE OF SUCH A COATED STRIP

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100282373

The invention relates to a method for producing a coated steel strip for producing tailored blanks suitable for thermomechanical shaping. The method includes the following steps: providing a hot-rolled steel strip; coating the strip with a metallic coating; cold rolling the strip such that the strip obtains a variable thickness in its length direction, having at least thicker sections and thinner sections, such that tailor rolled blanks (TRBs) can be cut from this strip. The invention also relates to a steel strip thus produced and the use of such a steel strip.

LOCKING MECHANISM FOR GOLF BAG COVER

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100282381

A locking mechanism for a golf bag cover is provided. The locking mechanism includes a plurality of straps and/or wire ropes to secure the golf bag cover to a golf bag, golf cart, or other object. A locking device is provided to interconnect and lock the golf bag cover to a golf bag/cart or other object. The locking mechanism for a golf bag cover deters theft and prevents damage to the golf clubs. The locking mechanism for a golf bag cover can be configured as a single-bag cover or a double-bag cover. Furthermore, the locking mechanism is compact and easy to use.

Methods and Agents for Inhibiting Tumor Growth by Targeting the SSDNA Replication Intermediate of Tumor Stem Cells

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100284905

The application is based on the observation that tumor stem cell (TSC) replication involves a replicative intermediate configuration wherein a substantial fraction of the TSC genome is present as single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) when bell-shaped nuclei commence separation into two nuclei. During this replicative intermediate configuration large amounts of ssDNA are thus present in the nuclei of cells which the applicant proposes as target for anti-tumor therapy. A method of screening for anti-tumorigenic agents targeting ssDNA and use of such agents in therapy is claimed.

OPTICAL PIPE INTENDED FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY ARRANGEMENT

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100284083

A light pipe for transmitting light signals from one of its ends, referred to as its inlet surface (1A), to its other end, referred to as its outlet surface (1B), facing towards the eye (3) of a user for viewing a virtual image, includes a diffractive component formed directly in the inlet surface (1A), the diffractive component being an element satisfying the equation of an aspherical component of revolution of the kinoform type. The diffractive component of the pipe has power situated in a range D(Thresh,X) defined by:

SYSTEM FOR RELIABLE COLLABORATIVE ASSEMBLY AND MAINTENANCE OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100282482

A system and method of tracking location and orientation of power tools utilized in the assembly and maintenance of complex systems is disclosed. The system can facilitate collaboration between maintenance and alert maintenance personnel to complete complex system activities.

MULTI-BAND ANTENNA

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100283685

A multi-band antenna has a grounding plate with a first end and a second end defined at a longer side thereof. The longer side has an upward first connecting portion adjacent to the first end and a vertical second connecting portion. A feeding portion extends downwards from a lower edge of the second connecting portion. A first antenna radiator extends towards a same direction with respect to the second connecting portion along the grounding plate from an upper side of the second connecting portion. A second antenna radiator includes a first radiating portion, a second radiating portion and a third radiating portion. A third antenna radiator extends parallel to the first radiating portion from a side of the feeding portion. A coupling component includes a first section, a second section and a third section extending opposite to the first section from an end of the second section.

In-Situ enclosed or semienclosed space sanitation and deodorization

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100284855

This patent discloses a novel and effective device and process, which combines the advantages of refrigeration in a synergistic manner with the advantages of hydrogen peroxide and other organic and inorganic peroxygen compounds, resulting in an enhanced ability to reduce and/or eliminate microbial activity and mitigate malodors. This device and process is suitable for the continuous in-situ sanitation and deodorization of enclosed or semi enclosed spaces, which may contain foodstuffs or other putresable items, which would be otherwise adversely affected by the activity of bacteria, mould, mildew or malodors. In particular this invention has application in environments such as refrigerators, cool rooms and freezers, where products are stored for the purpose of extending their shelf life and preventing damage by the activity of microorganisms.

NEEDLE SAFETY SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100286611

A needle device includes a body, a needle shield movable relative to the body, a needle at least partially arranged in the body, and a safety system that at least one of causes the needle shield to move to an extended position when activated by a user, releasably retains the needle shield in a retracted position after the user moves the needle shield to the retracted position, prevents a user from triggering the device, locks the needle shield in a fully extended position, prevents the needle shield from being retained in a retracted position after a user moves the needle shield towards the retracted position, non-releasably retains the needle shield in a fully extended position after being activated by a user, and utilizes two separate re-use prevent mechanisms. This Abstract is not intended to define the invention disclosed in the specification, nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.

DOG CLUTCH MECHANISM FOR OUTBOARD MOTOR

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100282563

A dog clutch mechanism incorporated in an outboard motor includes a sliding clutch dog member splined to a propeller shaft and having recesses on each end face thereof, and a row of gear teeth formed on an end face of each of a pair of driven gears rotatably mounted on the propeller shaft. Each of the recesses has a bottom surface stepped to provide a corner edge at a stepped portion thereof. Each of the gear teeth has a beveled surface formed at a rear edge as viewed from a rotating direction of the driven gear. When the gear teeth are in mesh with the recesses of the clutch dog member, the corner edge of the stepped bottom surface of each recess is in contact with the beveled surface of the mating gear tooth.

SATELLITE TRACKING ANTENNA SYSTEM WITH IMPROVED TRACKING CHARACTERISTICS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100283696

A satellite tracking antenna system with improved tracking characteristics and operating method thereof are disclosed. The system independently controls an elevation angle and an azimuth angle of an antenna according to the movement of a vehicle, controls the elevation angle of the antenna only when a satellite elevation-angle variation is equal to or higher than a reference value, so that it can improve the tracking speed and performance of the satellite. The system includes an antenna unit, a GPS receiver, an azimuth-angle gyro-sensor, a control board, a motor unit. The control board includes an elevation-angle controller and a main controller. The motor unit includes an elevation-angle motor and an azimuth-angle motor.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100284704

In an image forming apparatus, image adjustment is performed by detecting a toner image constituting an image adjustment pattern 22 transferred to an intermediate transfer member. On the intermediate transfer member 2, a leading pattern 21 longer than a circumference of a secondary transfer roller 13 is formed at a leading position in a travelling direction of the intermediate-transfer-member ahead of the image adjustment pattern 22 by using a toner that is highest in brightness among toners used for the image adjustment pattern 22 or a toner that is higher in brightness than any toner used for the image adjustment pattern 22. Staining of the rear face of the recording medium due to toner adhering to the secondary transfer roller is prevented without increasing the apparatus scale.

Method and a system for a secure execution of workflow tasks of a workflow in a decentralized workflow system

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100287377

A computer-implemented method is disclosed for a secure execution of workflow tasks of a workflow to be executed according to a given execution pattern in a decentralized workflow system with a central workflow engine (CWE) initiating the workflow and a plurality of task execution agents (A1, A2, . . . ), wherein task-based public-private key pairs are produced using a workflow signature scheme. The method starts at an i'th execution agent which is selected by at least one preceding execution agent in accord with the execution pattern to perform an i'th task of the workflow. The method includes receiving, from the at least one preceding execution agent via a secure channel, a task-based private key generated by the at least one preceding execution agent; signing workflow information of the workflow for at least one subsequent execution agent with a workflow signature, the workflow signature being computed using the workflow signature scheme by taking as input at least the task-based private key; selecting at least one appropriate subsequent execution agent; computing a task-based private key for the at least one subsequent execution agent wherein the task-based private key is computed using system parameters and a workflow identifier assigned to the subsequent execution agent; forwarding to the at least one subsequent execution agent the workflow information with its associated workflow signature, the system parameters and the task-based private key for the at least one subsequent execution agent through a secure channel.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTO-CALIBRATION OF RESISTIVE TEMPERATURE SENSORS

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100285571

The invention relates to systems and methods for calibrating and using resistance temperature detectors. In one embodiment, the system includes a calibration circuit comprising a resistance temperature detector in a bridge circuit with at least one potentiometer, and a programmable gain amplifier coupled to the bridge circuit. Embodiments of the invention further comprise methods for calibrating the bridge circuit and the programmable gain amplifier for use with the resistance temperature detector and methods for determining the self heating voltage of the bridge circuit.

MAGNETIC STIRRING ARRANGEMENT

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100284244

An enclosed magnetic stirring bar arrangement includes a housing formed by front and rear walls interconnected by a peripheral wall, so as to define a substantially hollow interior chamber within said housing. An operational opening is formed within the front wall and at least one discharging aperture is provided in the peripheral wall. A magnetic stirring member is movably positioned within the substantially hollow interior chamber, whereby rotational motion of the magnetic stirring member facilitates entering a liquid into the substantially hollow interior chamber and discharging the liquid from the interior chamber through the at least one discharging aperture.

ACCUMULATOR FOR PASSENGER CARS AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100287078

An accumulator for passenger cars or commercial vehicles, including a device for storing electric energy, two electric connecting devices, in particular connecting contacts, for electrically connecting the device for storing electric energy to an electric drive motor, provides a financial incentive for the user for moderate handling of the accumulator. Such a task is achieved in that at least one sensor is configured for detecting measurement data in regard to the electric current and/or the electric voltage of the accumulator taken from and/or fed to the accumulator and/or the temperature of the accumulator and/or the installation time and/or the electric current time of the accumulator.

HYDRAULIC CONTROL DEVICE OF LOCKUP CLUTCH

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100282558

A hydraulic control device for a lockup clutch prevents stagnation and accumulation of air bubbles in a torque converter when a vehicle is at a stop at low oil temperature, preventing impairment of vehicle drive performance caused by insufficient transmission torque at the time of start of the vehicle. It occurs sometimes that air-mixed hydraulic oil is supplied into a torque converter from a second oil path when a vehicle is at a stop, with a transmission set to a drive range such as a D range, at a low oil temperature in a time, for example, immediately after an engine is started. In such a case, when a lockup clutch is disengaged, in which a second line hydraulic pressure is supplied from the second oil path to the lockup clutch, a third oil path is interrupted (closed) to prohibit discharge of the hydraulic oil. As a result, despite large pipe path resistance due to low viscosity, the hydraulic oil in the torque converter is reliably discharged from a first oil path to an oil cooler via a cooler oil path. Thus, air bubbles in the torque converter are reduced with the discharge of the hydraulic oil.

Hemoglobin determination method

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100282607

An object of the present invention is to provide a method for measuring hemoglobin using electrophoresis, in particular a method for measuring hemoglobin that enables high accuracy measurement of stable hemoglobin A1c and a method for simultaneously measuring stable hemoglobin A1c and abnormal hemoglobins.

GAMES HAVING BINGO AND POKER LIKE ELEMENTS AND METHODS OF PLAYING THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100283204

A method of playing a bingo-poker-like game, including the steps of: providing a plurality of game elements to the participating player to form a player hand, wherein each game element is associated with a plurality of features, each feature of the plurality of features being selected from a discrete category of features, each game element including a feature from each discrete category of features, whereby the plurality of game elements are capable of being arranged into a plurality of unique subsets of game elements by features within the discrete category of features; comparing the game elements forming the player hand with predefined criteria, wherein the predefined criteria relates to assigning a player hand ranking based on the features associated with the game elements forming the player hand and identifies a penalty condition associated with at least one feature of the plurality of features for which the player hand is automatically assigned a losing ranking; determining whether the player hand satisfies the predefined criteria relating to the penalty condition; determining whether the player hand satisfies the predefined criteria relating to a player hand ranking if the penalty condition is not satisfied by the player hand; and assigning a ranking to the player hand.

Execution Units for Context Adaptive Binary Arithmetic Coding (CABAC)

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100284456

A digital processor for recovering a source bitstream from an encoded bitstream that has been encoded according to a context adaptive binary arithmetic coding (CABAC) algorithm. The processor includes a first execution unit and a second execution unit. The first execution unit generates first execution data by operating on a first register and a second register, and stores the first execution data in the first register. The first execution data includes a current output bit, a temporary range value and a temporary offset value. The current output bit corresponds to a bit of the source bitstream. The second execution unit generates second execution data by operating on the first register and the second register, and stores the second execution data in the second register. The second execution data includes a normalized range value and a normalized offset value.

KNEADING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100284237

A plurality of paddles Pn (n=1 to 17) is provided on an external periphery of a rotary shaft 3 so as to be arranged helically at a predetermined angular pitch of 90, and a plurality of paddles Qn is provided on an external periphery of a rotary shaft 4 so as to be arranged helically at a predetermined angular pitch of 72. The rotary shafts 3, 4 are made to rotate in opposite directions at unequal speeds to convey an object to be kneaded in one conveying direction along the rotary shafts 3, 4 while being kneaded by the paddles. The paddle surfaces of the paddles have either a normal phase for advancing the kneaded object in a feed direction or a reverse phase, and the paddles are arranged so that phases cyclically repeat in the sequence normal, normal, reverse in the axial direction of the rotary shafts. Since the kneaded object is pushed back by the reverse phase paddles in the direction opposite to the conveying direction, the stirring action can be performed numerous times, and sufficient and uniform kneading is made possible.

FOLDABLE TRAVELLING CASE

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100282556

A foldable travelling case includes a case body and two support plates. The case body has a bottom base and a top base with two opposite first side walls and two opposite second walls. The first and second side walls are connected with a periphery of the bottom base to respectively define a fold line with the bottom base. The support plates each have a bottom side pivotally connected with one of the first side walls such that each support plate is leanable against one of the first side walls so as to support the first side walls at an extended position. When the support plates are pivotally moved away from the first side walls, the first and second side walls can be folded along the fold lines and rested on the bottom base to reduce the volume of the travelling case.

RNAi MEDIATED KNOCKDOWN OF NUMA FOR CANCER THERAPY

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100286244

This invention relates to the use of short interfering nucleic acid molecules (siRNA) to inhibit Nuclear Mitotic Apparatus Protein (NuMA) gene expression and their use in treatment of disease, including cancer.

Flushing unit and flushing system for flushing vapor compression systems

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100282336

A flushing unit for flushing vapor compressions systems with a flushing agent. The flushing unit includes a pressure relief member to ensure that the reservoir containing the flushing agent is not over-pressurized. In certain embodiments, the flushing unit is adapted to be in communication with a driving fluid or propellant, such as an inert gas or a flushing gas, and with a source of a flushing agent, such as a reservoir. The flushing unit includes a valve that, when opened, causes the driving fluid to flow into the reservoir containing the flushing agent and displace the flushing agent from the reservoir, causing it to ultimately flow into the system being flushed such as via a suitable hand-held injector. In the event the pressure in the reservoir exceeds a predetermined level, a pressure relief valve in the flushing unit is automatically actuated, thereby relieving pressure in the otherwise closed system.

Method and system for publishing a document, method and system for verifying a citation, and method and system for managing a project

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100287188

A system for publishing a document in a selected format may include a user interface configured to provide a plurality of presentation features to a user, a schema selection module configured to receive a schema for generating markup language content, wherein the schema includes a plurality of elements, a schema mapping module configured to map the plurality of presentation features to the plurality of elements, wherein a presentation feature maps to an element, a conversion module configured to generate tags for marking the markup language content based on the mapping, a document preparation system configured to receive input content from a user via an input module, a content generation module configured to generate markup language content from the input content using the generated tags and the presentation features, and a publication engine configured to generate the document in the selected format from the generated markup language content.

BIOSYNTHETIC ROUTES TO LONG-CHAIN ALPHA,OMEGA-HYDROXYACIDS, DIACIDS AND THEIR CONVERSION TO OLIGOMERS AND POLYMERS

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100285545

A substantially pure Candida host cell for the production of a -carboxyl--hydroxy fatty acid having a carbon chain length in the range from C6 to C22, a ,-dicarboxylic fatty acid having a carbon chain length in the range from C6 to C22, or mixtures thereof, is provided. The Candida host cell is characterized by a first genetic modification class and a second genetic modification class. The first genetic modification class comprises one or more genetic modifications that disrupt the peroxisomal -oxidation pathway. The second genetic modification class comprises one or more genetic modifications that collectively or individually disrupt at least one gene selected from the group consisting of a CYP52A type cytochrome P450, a fatty alcohol oxidase, and an alcohol dehydrogenase.

SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100282819

A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a central body portion and a SULU. The SULU includes a proximal body portion, an intermediate pivot member and a tool assembly. The intermediate pivot member is pivotally secured to the proximal body portion about a first pivot axis and the tool assembly is pivotally secured to the intermediate pivot member about a second pivot axis which is orthogonal to the first pivot axis. The SULU includes a plurality of articulation links which are operably connected to the tool assembly by non-rigid links. The articulation links are adapted to releasably engage articulation links positioned in the central body portion. The body portion articulation links are connected to an articulation actuator which is supported for omni-directional movement to effect articulation of the tool assembly about the first and second axes. The handle portion includes a spindle and barrel assembly drive mechanism for advancing and retracting a drive member positioned in the tool assembly. In one embodiment, the tool assembly includes a cartridge assembly having a plurality of staples and an anvil assembly.

Antenna pointing bias estimation using radar imaging

Pub Date: 2010-11-11

Pub Number: US20100282894

A system for estimating an antenna boresight direction. The novel system includes a first circuit for receiving a Doppler measurement and a line-of-sight direction measurement corresponding with the Doppler measurement, and a processor adapted to search for an estimated boresight direction that minimizes a Doppler error between the Doppler measurement and a calculated Doppler calculated from the estimated boresight direction and the line-of-sight direction measurement. The line-of-sight direction measurement is measured relative to the true antenna boresight, and the calculated Doppler is the Doppler calculated for a direction found by applying the line-of-sight direction measurement to the estimated boresight direction. In a preferred embodiment, the first circuit receives a Doppler measurement and a line-of-sight direction measurement from each of a plurality of pixels, and the processor searches for an estimated boresight direction that minimizes a sum of squares of Doppler errors for each of the pixels.