Total 5777 patents for "2011-01-20"


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110016381

The functionality of a browser application is enhanced using a browser plug-in, which enables the browser application to access portions of a file system not otherwise accessible to the browser application. The enhanced functionality provided by the browser plug-in is used in one example by an image uploading web application. The browser application may also start a task in the background, such as a task for uploading several images, and then monitor the progress of the task even when the browser application navigates away from the page that initiated the task. The browser application may use a local web server running on the client device to perform tasks, including the rendering of images and monitoring progress of long running tasks.

Nickel Metal Hydride Rechargeable Battery And Method For Manufacturing Negative Electrode Thereof

Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110014508

A nickel metal hydride rechargeable battery has a closed-end tubular container containing a spiral-shaped electrode assembly formed by winding a negative electrode (1) and a positive electrode with a separator interposed therebetween such that the outermost periphery of the assembly is the negative electrode (1), the negative electrode (1) being formed by disposing on a conductive substrate a mixture layer containing a hydrogen-absorption alloy, the positive electrode employing nickel hydroxide as an active material. In the nickel metal hydride rechargeable battery, the surface roughness of the outermost peripheral portion of the mixture layer of the negative electrode (1) which contacts an inner side wall of the closed-end tubular container is 3.5 m or more in terms of ten-point average roughness and is larger than the surface roughness of the other portion of the mixture layer. The reduction of oxygen gas during rapid charging is thereby facilitated without lowering the design capacity of the battery.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110011971

A device and a method for preparing mandrels (1) to be fitted on a rod (7) and spaced from one another. The device includes two grooves (2, 3) arranged in the vicinity of one another, i.e. a supply groove for receiving the mandrels (1) along the axis of the groove, the groove being combined with elements for juxtaposing the mandrels, and a groove for receiving the mandrels selected from the mandrels of the supply groove, the receiving groove being fitted with abutment members (6) for defining individual housings (18) for the selected mandrels, and an element (5) for transferring the selected mandrels towards the housings. A device for collecting coiled mandrels, and a device and method for handling the mandrels are also described.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110011613

An improved electrical conduit having a protective material thereon for anti-microbial and antifungal prevention. The metallic conduit includes a metal armor defining an outer surface and an interior hollow area within which electrical conductors are disposed. A first polymeric layer is formed over the outer surface of the metal armor. A second polymeric layer is extruded over the first polymeric layer. The first and/or second polymeric layers may be formed with an anti-microbial and/or anti-fungal additive. In addition, the first polymeric layer may have a first color and the second polymeric layer may have a second color where the first color is different from the second layer sufficient for the first color to be visible when the second polymeric layer is compromised.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110014666

The present invention relates to a novel polypeptide having the enzymatic activity of conversion of methylglyoxal to lactic acid in a single step (known as glyoxalase III activity), a polynucleotide having a nucleotide sequence encoding such polypeptide and uses thereof.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110015524

An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes: a transmitting section for driving a probe to send out ultrasonic waves toward a subject one after another; a receiving section for getting an echo, produced as a result of reflection of each ultrasonic wave from the subject, received by the probe, thereby generating a received signal; a tissue tracking section for generating position tracking waveforms, each representing the positional displacement of an associated one of measuring points on the subject, based on the received signals; a boundary detecting section for determining the boundary location of the subject's tissue; a tracking waveform choosing section for choosing at least two position tracking waveforms, including the one associated with the boundary, from the position tracking waveforms by reference to at least one of the waveforms associated with the measuring points, the location of the boundary, and the amplitudes of the received signals; and a tissue attribute value calculating section for calculating a tissue attribute value of the subject using the position tracking waveforms chosen.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110013219

A method, apparatus, and system for forwarding a print job. The method includes transmitting, by a client device, a request to print a locked print job, which includes a print job and is prohibited from being printed until authentication information is entered into the printing device. The printing device receives the request to print the locked print job. The locked print job and the authentication information are stored in a memory. A job ticket that provides the client device access to forward the print job included in the locked print job to at least one other printing device communicatively coupled to the printing device is generated. The job ticket is transmitted to, and received by, the client device. The print job is forwarded to the at least one other printing device.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110015159

Agonists of vascular endothelial sphingosine-1-phosphate receptors are described. Compounds such as FTY720 can be phosphorylated by sphingosine kinase-2 into the phosphorylated forms which serve as sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor agonists. The vascular endothelial sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor agonists are employed in methods of treating a mammal for vascular permeability disorders and unwanted vascular endothelial cell apoptosis, and for the growth of new blood vessels. The sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor agonists can be used for the manufacture of a medicament for treating vascular permeability disorders and unwanted vascular endothelial cell apoptosis, and for the growth of new blood vessels.

Downloading a plug-in on an instant messaging client

Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110016184

Downloading a plug-in for an Instant. Messaging (IM) client includes receiving a request for the plug-in from a user of the IM client; detecting a directly accessible peer client that is currently online; sending a plug-in download request to the directly accessible peer client; and in the event that the plug-in is received from the directly accessible peer client, installing the plug-in on the IM client.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110013737

A parallel processing-based time synchronization apparatus is disclosed. The time synchronization apparatus employs a double-filter structure based on parallel processing, thereby providing more precise and reliable time synchronization between a master device and a slave device.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110015129

The invention relates to new paediatric indications for direct thrombin inhibitors such as dabigatran etexilate.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110016534

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and system for implicitly authenticating a user to access controlled resources. The system receives a request to access the controlled resources. The system then determines a user behavior score based on a user behavior model, and recent contextual data about the user. The user behavior score facilitates identifying a level of consistency between one or more recent user events and a past user behavior pattern. The recent contextual data, which comprise a plurality of data streams, are collected from one or more user devices without prompting the user to perform an action explicitly associated with authentication. The plurality of data streams provide basis for determining the user behavior score, but a data stream alone provides insufficient basis for the determination of the user behavior score. The system also provides the user behavior score to an access controller of the controlled resource.

Socket for ball joints and the like

Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110013974

A socket (1) for a ball joint (11) allowing transfer of motion from a drive member (3) having a major extension direction (3 a ) and a spherical end (3 b ), to at least one driven component (4) rigidly connected to the ball joint (11); and wherein said socket (1) comprises a housing body (2) having an opening (2 c ) and including a substantially spherical cavity (2 a ) suitable to house the spherical end (3 b ), and an elastic element (9) in engagement with the housing body (2) on the opposite side relative to the opening (2 c ) and able to press the housing body (2) in the direction of the drive member (3).


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110015260

The invention provides pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment and prophylaxis of malaria, comprising artemether and a medium chain triglyceride formulated for transmucosal sublingual, buccal or nasal delivery, especially by a spray. Also provided are delivery devices containing the compositions.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110012030

Improved electron beam sterilization apparatus and shielding techniques for use in are provided. A controller modulates an ebeam when sterilizing an interior to an object to ensure that adequate dose is received. Sterilization carousels are configured with input/discharge feeds to reduce the possibility of humans being exposed to dangerous levels of radiation. The system reduces the amount of shielding required to thereby lower cost of installation.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110013627

Methods and apparatus for randomizing selection of a next-hop path/link in a network are disclosed. An example method includes receiving, at the network device, a data packet. The example method further includes generating a first hash key based on the data packet and generating a first hash value from the first hash key using a first hash function. The example method also includes generating a second hash key based on the data packet and the first hash value and generating a second hash value from the second hash key using a second hash function. The example method still further includes selecting a next-hop path based on the second hash value.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110014721

In accordance with the present invention, it has been discovered that introduction of hydrophilic sulfoalkyl substituents and/or hydrophilic linkers derived from homocysteic acid, cysteic acid, glycine peptides, tetraethylene oxide, and the like, offset the hydrophobicity of the acridinium ring system to produce a more soluble label which can be attached to an antibody at higher loading before precipitation and aggregation problems are encountered. Additional compounds described herein contain linkers derived from short peptides and tetraethylene oxide which increase aqueous solubility due to hydrogen bonding with water molecules. The present invention also embraces reagents for multiple acridinium labeling for signal amplification composed of a peptide bearing several acridinium esters with sulfonate groups at regularly spaced intervals for increased solubility. The invention also embraces assays employing the above-described compounds.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110011501

The invention relates, according to a first aspect, to a process for the heat treatment of a cylinder head-type casting made from an aluminium alloy, in particular an alloy of aluminium, of silicon and of magnesium, and where appropriate of copper, comprising the steps of: solution annealing (L) of the part for a time between three and ten hours; quenching (S) of the part in air or in a fluidized bed; tempering (H) of the part at the peak of resistance, or in the vicinity of the peak of resistance to attain a level of resistance of the part at least equal to 85% of the maximum level of resistance at the tempering temperature in question. According to a second aspect, the invention relates to the castings obtained at the end of the process according to the invention, and which have an improved fatigue resistance.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110011310

The method for manufacturing a composite based on complexes of controlled stability over time using a fibrous inorganic matrix having tunnels and one or more organic compounds incorporated into said tunnels includes the following steps: the fibrous inorganic matrix having tunnels and the organic compound or compounds are provided; the fibrous inorganic matrix having tunnels is mixed with the organic compound or compounds so that said organic compound or compounds are incorporated into the tunnels of the fibrous inorganic matrix; the retention of the organic compound or compounds in said tunnels and their release therefrom by heating said mixture obtained, at a chosen temperature for a defined time, are controlled. The invention applies in particular in a preparation intended for cosmetic, pharmacological, nutri-therapeutic and agri-foodstuff, phytosanitary, petroleum or electronic usage or else in paints.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110010934

A method of making a treating wash includes mixing brass granules with acetone, mixing carbon nanotube material, iron pyrite granules and copper granules in the acetone brass mixture, and straining the liquid from the remaining solid material. Methods of treating materials such as brass granules, iron pyrite granules, carbon nanotube material, and brass granules comprises washing the materials in the treating wash, followed by straining and drying the materials.

Adjustable Louvered Plasma Electron Flood Enclosure

Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110012033

An apparatus is provided for reducing particle contamination in an ion implantation system. The apparatus has an enclosure having an entrance, an exit, and at least one louvered side having a plurality of louvers defined therein. A beamline of the ion implantation system passes through the entrance and exit, wherein the plurality of louvers of the at least one louvered side are configured to mechanically filter an edge of an ion beam traveling along the beamline. The enclosure can have two louvered sides and a louvered top, wherein respective widths of the entrance and exit of the enclosure, when measured perpendicular to the beamline, are generally defined by a position of the two louvered sides with respect to one another. One or more of the louvered sides can be adjustably mounted, wherein the width of one or more of the entrance and exit of the enclosure is controllable.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110015055

This invention is directed to a process for removing a catalyst inhibitor from a substrate or catalytic converter containing at least one nitrogen oxide (NO x ) catalyst using a phosphoric acid composition. The process is particularly suited for removing the catalyst inhibitor, arsenic, from a fly ash-coated substrate or converter. A substantial amount of catalyst inhibitor can be removed from a fly ash-coated catalytic converter without removing a significant portion of one or more of the NO x reduction catalysts in or on the substrate.

Vehicle Threshold Based Synchronous Communication System and Method

Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110015804

A system and method are provided for communicating data synchronously with a plurality of crash sensors onboard a vehicle. The system includes a control unit comprising interface circuitry for communicating with a plurality of crash sensors and providing synchronization signals to the crash sensors. The system also includes a communication bus coupled to the control unit for communicating with the crash sensors. The system further includes a plurality of crash sensors connected to the communication bus for communicating with the control unit. Each of the plurality of crash sensors receives one or more synchronization signals and is capable of transmitting data in response to the synchronous signals. The plurality of crash sensors each comprises logic for comparing a sensed parameter to a threshold and transmitting data when the sensed parameter exceeds the threshold. The logic further periodically transmits data based at least one of a time period and a synchronization count when the sensed parameter is less than the threshold.

Print Configuration Engine Integrated with an Online Collage-Based Editor

Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110013225

A print configuration engine implemented in software residing on and executable from a digital medium, the print engine integrated with a graphics user interface (GUI) for creating and editing photo-based projects over a data network, the print engine including a communications link to a compatible print server and printer connected to the data network, a print queue for queuing printing tasks, and an effects filter size-reduction module. The print engine automatically senses via the effects filter size-reduction module if the area of a filter is greater than a pre-defined threshold and if so produces a smaller filter embedded into a bitmap image after which the bitmap image is scaled back up to the filters original size.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110013431

A switching power conversion circuit receives an input voltage and generates an output voltage to a system circuit. The switching power conversion circuit includes a power circuit, a feedback circuit, a control circuit, and an initiation circuit. The power circuit includes a first switch circuit. The feedback circuit generates a feedback signal according to a power-status signal and the output voltage. The first switching circuit is conducted or shut off according to the feedback signal under control of the control circuit, so that the input voltage is converted into the output voltage and the first auxiliary voltage by the power circuit. If the power-status signal is in an off status, a ratio of the feedback signal to the output voltage is equal to a first feedback ratio and the magnitude of the first auxiliary voltage is lower than a normal operating voltage value, so that the control circuit is disabled.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110012213

A method to vertically bond a chip to a substrate is provided. The method includes forming a metal bar having a linear aspect on the substrate, forming a solder paste layer over the metal bar to form a solder bar, forming a plurality of metal pads on the substrate, and forming a solder paste layer over the plurality of metal pads to form a plurality of solder pads on the substrate. Each of the plurality of solder pads is offset from a long edge the solder bar by an offset-spacing. The chip to be vertically bonded to the substrate has a vertical-chip thickness fractionally less than the offset-spacing. The chip to be vertically bonded fits between the plurality of solder pads and the solder bar. The solder bar enables alignment of the chip to be vertically bonded.

Epoxy Applicator with Temperature Control

Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110014367

The present disclosure relates to an epoxy applicator including an epoxy dispenser and a thermal pump. The epoxy dispenser includes an epoxy holding cavity that is cooled by the thermal pump via a thermal conduction member. A control system can regulate a temperature of the epoxy applicator and thereby regulate a temperature of uncured epoxy in the epoxy holding cavity. The present disclosure also relates to a syringe chiller for chilling a syringe. The syringe chiller includes a thermal conduction block adapted to thermally couple to and hold an exterior of the syringe. The syringe chiller also includes a Peltier effect device with a hot side and a cold side. The cold side of the Peltier effect device is thermally coupled to the thermal conduction block. The syringe chiller can include a control system to regulate a temperature of the syringe.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110016396

Disclosed that a content media playback apparatus enables creation of viewing histories serving many uses even for complex content like a BD-Java-ready Blu-ray disc and so forth in which playback of moving images and so forth is controlled by a program. Viewing history generating section (1009) generates a viewing history (1011) using times the program content processing section changes the states described in the viewing history template and the states. A viewing history template describes states and transitions between the states that should be recorded as viewing history elements of video and sound contents.

Information Processing System Using Nucleotide Sequence-Related Information

Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110015870

This invention constructs a highly safe system for processing information for providing semantic information and/or information associated with the semantic information useful for each individual organism through effective utilization of differences in nucleotide sequence-related information among individual organisms. This system comprises steps of: (a) obtaining positional information representing a position in a nucleotide sequence in accordance with a request for an object and/or service; and (b) evaluating adequacy of transmission of nucleotide sequence-related information corresponding to the positional information obtained in step (a), based on the flag information associated with the positional information for evaluating adequacy of transmission of nucleotide sequence-related information associated with the positional information representing a position in a nucleotide sequence.


Pub Date: 2011-01-20

Pub Number: US20110015311

Asphalt compositions and methods of forming such are described herein. The asphalt compositions and methods of forming such are generally adapted to enable open air processing while producing asphalt compositions that exhibit properties capable of meeting SUPERPAVE specifications.