Total 7480 patents for "2010-12-30"

INK JET PRINTING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100328406

The present invention provides an ink jet printing apparatus capable of improving reliability of an electrical connecting portion between a carriage side and head cartridge side. When an ink tank is mounted on a head cartridge, a hook of a set lever is obstructed to be operated in a lock releasing direction by a restricting surface of the ink tank. This prevents the head cartridge from being removed from the carriage, and maintains an electrical connecting condition between the carriage and the head cartridge. Therefore, for removing the head cartridge, it is necessary to remove the ink tank.

ORTHODONTIC OR DENTAL ELEMENTS

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100330522

The invention relates to orthodontic or dental appliances with a substrate, at least certain regions of which are provided with a coating containing titanium dioxide and/or titanium nitride, as well as a coating formulation and a method of applying the coating formulation to the orthodontic or dental appliances.

PROXIMALLY TRIMMABLE CATHETER INCLUDING PRE-ATTACHED BIFURCATION AND RELATED METHODS

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100331823

A proximally trimmable catheter is disclosed. In one embodiment, the catheter includes a multi-lumen catheter tube, one or more extension tubes, and a hub for fluidly connecting the two. In a first unlocked state, the hub is axially slidable along the catheter tube. The hub includes tube pins that are in fluid communication with the extension tubes. A cutting member is positioned to longitudinally cut the catheter tube during axial sliding of the hub along the catheter tube such that distal portions of the tube pins remain disposed within the lumens of the catheter tube. When positioned as desired, the hub is locked into a second locked state and is no longer axially slidable along the catheter tube. The tube pins are fluidly sealed within the lumens of the catheter tube as to establish fluid communication between the extension tubes and the lumens via the tube pins.

Food handling utensil

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100325896

A food-handling utensil has tines with opposing sides that are provided with a plurality of smooth projections spaced along the length thereof adapted to engage and retain food impaled by the tines but only marginally inhibit release of the impaled food during handling of the food. Several exemplary embodiments of the utensil are disclosed in the form of a fork having more than two tines and with various forms of the projections, the provision of projections on other sides of the times, adapting the invention to sporks and also providing the handle of the utensil with an ergonomic grip.

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EXCIMER LASER AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100329290

A CD-pitch dependency for a lithographic pattern printing process is related to the spectral intensity distribution of radiation used for projecting the pattern. A CD-pitch dependency can vary from one system to another. This can result in an iso-dense bias mismatch between systems. The invention addresses this problem by providing a lithographic apparatus including an illumination system for providing a projection beam of radiation, a projection system for projecting a patterned beam onto a target portion of a substrate, and a substrate table for holding the substrate, with a controller to provide an adjustment of the spectral distribution of radiant intensity of the projection beam. The adjustment of the spectral intensity distribution is based on data relating to an iso dense bias, and comprises a broadening of the spectral bandwidth or a change of shape of the spectral intensity distribution.

METHOD FOR SIMULATING LEAKAGE DISTRIBUTION OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100332206

A method is provided for simulating leakage distribution of integrated circuit design. The method analyzes a layout of the integrated circuit design to understand the groups of dimensions of the transistors and capacitors of the layout, and then simulates a leakage distribution of the layout resulted from possible fabrication process variations. Therefore, designer can know the leakage distribution of the integrated circuit design before the integrated circuit design is actually fabricated, and modify the layout if a leakage failure happens to the layout.

PROTEIN SWEETENER

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100330246

Disclosed herein are sweet proteins that are variants of Brazzein, and nucleotide sequences capable of expressing them. Through a replacement of a tyrosine residue at the C terminus in the naturally occurring Brazzein sequence, or the insertion of two residues (at least one being isoleucine, glycine or proline) before the N terminus of wild type Brazzein, sweetness potency, the taste profile and sweetness strength are improved.

USE OF POROUS METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORK MATERIALS FOR COLOR MARKING OF FILTERS

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100331176

The present invention relates to the use of a porous metal-organic framework material comprising at least one, at least bidentate, organic compound bound to at least one metal ion by coordination, the at least one metal ion, the at least one, at least bidentate, organic compound, or if appropriate a further component, being a coloring component, as sorbent and for permanent color marking of a filter.

PHONETIC DISTANCE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100332230

Phonetic distances are empirically measured as a function of speech recognition engine recognition error rates. The error rates are determined by comparing a recognized speech file with a reference file. The phonetic distances can be normalized to earlier measurements. The phonetic distances/error rates can also be used to improve speech recognition engine grammar selection, as an aid in language training and evaluation, and in other applications.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALIGNING COUPLED DIGITAL PRINT ENGINES

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100329739

The adjustment method aligns printing engines in a print assembly that is capable of printing on a receiver to form one or more final prints and includes corrections for cross-track misregistration. These adjustments are made in one embodiment by aligning two or more printing engines in an x and y direction relative to a paper path cross track reference and then aligning each printing engines in a cross track direction (z direction) relative to the paper path cross track reference based on measurements in the cross track direction (z direction) relative to the paper path cross track reference.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING POSITION ON SURFACE CAPACITANCE TOUCH PANEL USING A FLYING CAPACITOR

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100328241

A touch panel having a substantially even coating of a conductive material on a non-conductive substrate and then covering the conductive material with a dielectric material, wherein a novel current measuring circuit reduces the effect of stray capacitance on the accuracy of a current measurement so that the relative X and Y position of an object on the touch panel can be determined using simple ratio equations.

Contaminant extraction apparatus

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100330893

A composite material manufacturing apparatus has an extractor (100) which has a low pressure chamber (106), a first wall (112) separating the low pressure chamber and an area to be decontaminated (101), the first wall (112) defining a fluid transfer path (120) therethrough for fluid communication between the low pressure chamber (106) and the area to be decontaminated (101), wherein the first wall (112) at least partially surrounds the area to be decontaminated (101).

Power efficient watchdog service

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100332902

An electronic device comprises a first processor, a computer readable memory medium and logic instructions stored in the computer readable medium which, when executed by the first processor, configure the first processor to implement a watchdog module which monitors an operating status of one or more critical processes executing on the first processor and implements a recovery process when the one or more of the critical processes executing on the first processor fails. The device further comprises a system controller unit coupled to the first processor by a communication bus, wherein system controller unit activates the watchdog module periodically and only when the first processor is in at least one predetermined power state. Other embodiments may be described.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100329727

An image forming apparatus having a cleaner for cleaning a surface of a dust-proof glass disposed on a housing of a laser scanning unit for irradiating a photosensitive member with a laser modulated in accordance with image data. The cleaner is supported by a frame of the image forming apparatus body such that the cleaner is movable while keeping in contact with the dust-proof glass and such that the cleaner stays in a stand-by position while keeping out of contact with the dust-proof glass and the housing of the laser scanning unit.

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS WITH PHYSICAL LAYER PROCESSING MODULE AND MAC LAYER PROCESSING MODULE AND ITS COMMUNICATION METHOD

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100329231

A wireless communication apparatus includes a first module, a second module, an inhibit module, a calculation module, and a control module. The first module constitutes a first system. The first system transmits and receives first data to and from a first device. The second module constitutes a second system. The second system transmits and receives second data to and from a second device in each interval time-divided with determined transmission timing. The inhibit module generates inhibit periods for preventing the first module from communicating by use of the first data. The calculation module calculates an occupation time required for the transmission and reception of the first data. The control module compares the period between the inhibit periods adjacent to one another with the occupation time and, according to the comparison result, instructs the first device to stop or delay the transmission of the first data.

ORGANIC EL PANEL AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100327275

An organic EL panel includes a light-emitting part including one or a plurality of organic EL elements on a substrate and having a sealing structure sealing the light-emitting part. The organic EL element includes a light-emitting layer, an organic layer formed on a first electrode formed directly, or via another layer, on the substrate, and a second electrode formed on the organic layer. The organic EL panel includes a coating film formed on the substrate, directly at least on the second electrode, so as to coat the light-emitting part. The coating film is made of an amorphous organic material and has a thickness absorbing a surface irregularity of the contact object contacted by the surface of the coating film.

DEAERATION PROCESS

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100331561

A process for producing an oil, or a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), is described where an aqueous liquid comprising cells is deaerated, and the oil or PUFA is obtained from the cells. Deaeration can be performed by a wide variety of techniques, including the application of a vacuum (or reduced pressure), mechanical deaeration or degassing by reduced stirring or subjecting the broth to centrifugal forces, reducing viscosity (by dilution or heating), reduction in the supply of oxygen or air during fermentation or a reduction in stirring rate, lowering the pH (to lower the solubility of CO 2 ), filtration using PTFE capillaries, gas displacement (by bubbling in nitrogen or helium) or chemical deaeration (using oxygen scavengers).

THREE-DIMENSIONAL ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100331701

According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe and an ultrasonic scanning unit configured to repeatedly scan an interior of an subject with an ultrasonic wave via the ultrasonic probe and repeatedly acquire echo signals. An image generation unit generates data of blood flow images based on the echo signals. An interpolation processing unit identifies at least one pixel in which clutter components occupy the majority of the pixel value, and to interpolate a pixel value of the identified pixel based on pixel values of at least two other blood flow images corresponding to a substantially same cardiac phase as that of the blood flow image including the identified pixel.

CONSTANT CURRENT OUTPUT CONTROL TYPE SWITCHING REGULATOR

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100327832

A constant current output control type switching regulator that reduces the number of parts, resolves the loss of the current running in the resistor, and eliminates the need to change the time constant of the integrator due to changing the inductor value. The switching regulator creates the adjustment reference voltage by multiplying the proportion of Vout/Vin by the reference voltage, and when the clock signal is high, the current sense voltage is sampled when the current of the initial current value runs in the switching transistor, and when the clock signal is low, the potential difference between the adjustment reference voltage and the sampled current sense voltage is added to the adjustment reference voltage and creates the second reference voltage; and with the signal CPOUT controls the operation of the transistors upon execution of PWM control.

Clear ophthalmic solution comprising latanoprost as active ingredient

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100331407

A clear ophthalmic solution containing latanoprost having a concentration of 0.005% (W/V), 0.003 to 0.01% (W/V) benzalkonium chloride and at least one agent selected from the group consisting of glycerin, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol and trehalose, wherein the agent is in a concentration to make the solution isotonic. A method of preventing white turbidity in an ophthalmic solution containing latanoprost having a concentration of 0.005% (W/V) and 0.003 to 0.01% (W/V) benzalkonium chloride, the method involving adding to the solution at least one agent selected from the group consisting of glycerin, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol and trehalose, wherein the agent is in a concentration to make the solution isotonic.

METHOD FOR MAKING CALIBRATION-ADJUSTED SENSORS

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100325868

A sensor, and methods of making, for determining the concentration of an analyte, such as glucose, in a biological fluid such as blood or serum, using techniques such as coulometry, amperometry, and potentiometry. The sensor includes a working electrode and a counter electrode, and may include an insertion monitoring trace to determine correct positioning of the sensor in a connector. The sensor is calibration-adjusted, eliminating the need for a user to enter a calibration code or for the meter to read a calibration code.

Verification of Semantic Constraints in Multimedia Data and in its Announcement, Signaling and Interchange

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100332558

A collection of well-formed, but possibly semantically invalid, binary encoded multimedia data components or packages as well as the binary encoded announcement, signaling, and interchange protocols used in their transmission are converted into one or more well-formed extensible markup language (XML) files. Such XML files may then be validated according to one or more pre-defined XML schemas, or similar schema languages, in order to verify that the data and protocol structures and substructures adhere to prior defined semantic constraints.

Parallel Array Architecture for Constant Current Electro-Migration Stress Testing

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100327892

A parallel array architecture for constant current electro-migration stress testing is provided. The parallel array architecture comprises a device under test (DUT) array having a plurality of DUTs coupled in parallel and a plurality of localized heating elements associated with respective ones of the DUTs in the DUT array. The architecture further comprises DUT selection logic that isolates individual DUTs within the array. Moreover, the architecture comprises current source logic that provides a reference current and controls the current through the DUTs in the DUT array such that each DUT in the DUT array has substantially a same current density, and current source enable logic for selectively enabling portions for the current source logic. Electro-migration stress testing is performed on the DUTs of the DUT array using the heating elements, the DUT selection logic, current source logic, and current source enable logic.

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT ELECTRODE

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100330420

Includes the steps of preparing a sheet-like current collector 4 having a plurality of bumps 4A on a surface thereof, the plurality of bumps having a height of 3 m or greater and 10 m or less; and forming an active material body having a stacked structure on each of the bumps 4A of the current collector 4. The step of forming the active material body includes a first layer vapor deposition step of causing a vaporized vapor deposition material to be incident on the surface of the current collector 4 in a direction inclined with respect to the normal H to the current collector 4 to form a first layer 101 a of the active material body on each bump 4A, the first layer 101 a being located closest to the current collector; and a second layer vapor deposition step of causing the vaporized vapor deposition material to be incident on the surface of the current collector 4 in a direction inclined, with respect to the normal H to the current collector 4, opposite to the incidence direction of the vapor deposition material in the first layer vapor deposition step to form a second layer 102 a on at least a part of the first layer 101 a . In the first layer vapor deposition step, vapor deposition is performed while moving the current collector 4 in a direction in which the incidence angle of the vapor deposition material with respect to the normal H to the current collector 4 is decreased.

Fabrication Of Ferroelectric Ceramic Films Using Rapid Thermal Processing With Ultra-Violet Rays

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100330298

A method for fabricating a ferroelectric ceramic film. The method includes coating a gel film on a substrate. The gel film has at least one ferroelectric material and at least one ultra-violet (UV) sensitive material. The method further includes simultaneously heating the gel film and irradiating a UV ray onto the gel film transforming the gel film into an amorphous ferroelectric film made of the at least one ferroelectric material. The above heating may be performed by using a rapid thermal processing technique.

OPTICAL FIBER PREFORM MANUFACTURING METHOD

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100326139

An optical fiber preform manufacturing method includes: supporting a drilling jig in a radial direction of a preform that is cylinder-shaped; moving the drilling jig in a longitudinal direction of the preform; and forming a plurality of slits each extending in the longitudinal direction and each directed from an outer side of the preform toward a center the preform, and a plurality of holes each extending in the longitudinal direction and each connecting with an end of one of the plurality of slits in a depth direction of the one of the plurality of slits.

Carpet tiles and methods of producing carpet tiles with diversity of color and texture

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100330327

Embodiments of the invention provide carpet tile patterns and techniques for making carpet tile patterns that provide diversity of color, texture, and/or other pattern attributes. In some embodiments, a color attribute changes along a dimension of a web from which the carpet tiles are cut. In other embodiments, a yarn pile height changes along a dimension of a web from which the carpet tiles are cut. In some embodiments, carpet tiles mimic in some respects the appearance of wood flooring having natural variations in the appearance of the wood elements.

Method for making polyethylene terephthalate glass and sunglass frames

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100327475

A method for making polyethylene terephthalate glass and sunglass frames comprises a preliminary step of dehumidifying the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) material while water refrigerating the injection mold.

SOLID-STATE IMAGE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100327384

Stacked filters are primary color filters and complementary color filters. Thus it is possible to suppress an increase in spectral characteristics and improve the color reproducibility of the primary color filters.

VARIABLE SPRING RATE SHOCK MOUNT HAVING A REPLACEABLE CORE

Pub Date: 2010-12-30

Pub Number: US20100327500

A shock mount device for a container includes a variable spring rate assembly coupled to a shock retainer. The variable spring rate assembly is removable from the shock retainer without removing equipment from the container. The variable spring rate assembly includes a replaceable core that may be exchanged with a replaceable core having either a larger or smaller durometer depending on a weight-to-load ration of equipment in the container. Removing and replacing the replaceable core may include removing and replacing the entire variable spring rate assembly.