Total 6606 patents for "2011-01-27"

COMPRESSOR ASSEMBLY INCLUDING SEPARATOR AND EJECTOR PUMP

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110017307

A fluid processing device for processing a multiphase fluid stream including a mixture of at least a gas and a liquid is disclosed. The fluid processing device may include at least one separator configured to separate the fluid stream into a liquid portion and a gaseous portion and deposit the liquid portion into a liquid reservoir. The gaseous portion may be directed to a compressor configured to pressurize and discharge a pressurized gas into a fluid discharge line. A portion of the pressurized gas may be further pressurized and directed to at least one ejector pump fluidly coupled to the liquid reservoir and configured to draw in liquid and discharge pressurized liquid into the fluid discharge line.

GOLF BALL HAVING CROSS-CORE HARDNESS DIFFERENTIAL AND METHOD FOR MAKING IT

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110021291

A golf ball core that includes a center point having a first hardness value and/or first specific gravity value, and a surface having a second hardness value and/or second specific gravity value. The first hardness value, or first specific gravity value, is different from the second hardness value, or second specific gravity value, respectively.

CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER SLURRY TOPICAL COATING FOR SNACK PRODUCTS

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110020502

Chocolate flavored compound coating and nut butter based coated snack products are provided whose coatings are resistant to rub-off or oiling out of the nut oil constituent as well as methods for preparing such coated snack products. The present methods include a first step of providing a hot (32 to 44 C.), chocolate and creamy nut butter coating slurry. The methods include a second step of applying the hot coating to a food base to provide a liquid coating coated food base in a weight ratio of coating to food base ranging from 1:10 to 1:1. The methods include a third step of applying sufficient amounts of a dry particulate setting sugar to a quantity of liquid hot slurry coated food base pieces to provide a finished dry stabilized non-sticky powdered coated food base.

Compositions And Methods for Treatment Of Fibrosis

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110021475

Methods for the treatment of fibrosis, including liver fibrosis, via administration of FXR agonists are provided.

Penis Retainer and Penis Securing Method

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110016614

[Problem] To provide a conventionally unavailable novel penis securing method and a penis retainer for implementing this novel penis securing method.

Microemulsifiers and methods of making and using same

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110021388

A method comprising contacting a zwitterionic surfactant, co-surfactant, and water to form a microemulsifier, and contacting the microemulsifier with an oleaginous fluid under low shear conditions to form a microemulsion. A method comprising introducing a first wellbore servicing fluid comprising at least one oleaginous fluid into a wellbore, wherein the first wellbore servicing fluid forms oil-wet solids and/or oil-wet surfaces in the wellbore, and contacting the oil-wet solids and/or oil-wet surfaces in the wellbore with a second wellbore servicing fluid comprising a zwitterionic surfactant, a co-surfactant, and a brine to form a microemulsion.

MEMORY CIRCUITS, SYSTEMS, AND FABRICATION METHODS THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110019460

A memory circuit includes a plurality of bit lines. A first memory cell and a second memory cell are coupled in series. Each of the first memory cell and the second memory cell is capable of storing a first type datum. The first memory cell and the second memory cell share a first common source/drain (S/D) region. The first common S/D region is electrically isolated from all of the bit lines.

PHENYLBUTAZONE CARRIER FORMULATION SHOWING INCREASED BIOACTIVITY IN ANIMALS

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110021591

An improved phenylbutazone carrier composition provides increased palatability to horses. Additionally, the composition improves the bioavailability of the phenylbutazone and thus increases the horse's blood plasma levels of the medicine for the same effective dosage of the medicine.

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS DIRECTED TO SAFETY HARNESSES, AND TOOL BAGS AND HOLDERS, FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AND THE LIKE

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110017546

Full body safety harnesses for fall arrest comprising one or more of: 1) A substantially rigid, resilient and water-resistant core throughout substantially the entire body harness frame 2) Serpentine shoulder straps having an S-configuration from at least the central crossing point of the back-shoulder straps. 3) An integrated, fixed chest strap disposed between shoulder straps. 4) An integrated tool bag attachment configuration that comprises an elongated horizontal element configured to comfortably, safely and reliably hold the heavy tool bag that a construction worker may wear. 5) A safety line attachment element guard configured to hold a safety line attachment element such as a D-ring out of the way when not in use. 6) A unitized harness frame wherein substantially all of the harness has the substantially rigid, resilient and water-resistant core. 7) An elongated, elasticized webbing keeper that is longer than it is wide and fits like a sleeve over both the feed portion and the loose end of any loose webbing that can fold back on itself, such as end of a thin nylon strap that passes through an adjustment buckle (or other webbing length adjustor). 8) Visible outer material (i.e., material that is visible to non-wearers of the harness when the harness is being worn, i.e., the outward-facing chest, back, side and/or shoulder areas) comprising a high visibility background material in combination with retroreflective material (the retroreflective material can be, for example, a combined performance material).

PROCESS FOR CONSOLIDATING SAND

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110017461

A method of treating a subterranean hydrocarbon-bearing formation comprising unconsolidated or poorly consolidated particulates, the method comprising contacting the formation with a solution or a dispersion of an organosilane, characterised in that the organosilane is a silylated polymer of formula (I): (RO) 3-n R n Si-A-B-A-Si(OR) 3-n R n (I) wherein each R is independently a substituted or unsubstituted, preferably unsubstituted, alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, preferably, 1 to 3 carbon atoms, or a C(O)R group where R is as hereinbefore defined; n is 0, 1 or 2; each A is a divalent organic radical, for example, an alkoxy linking group such as propoxy; and B is a poly(oxyalkylene) linking group, a polyurethane linking group, or a poly(meth)acrylate linking group wherein the poly(oxyalkylene) linking group or the polyurethane linking group has a number average molar mass in the range of 600 to 20,000 g mol 1 and the poly(meth)acrylate linking group has a number average molar mass in the range of 600 to 40,000 g mol 1 .

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING LADAR ASSISTED PROCEDURES ON THE LENS OF AN EYE

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110022036

There is provided a system, apparatus and methods for developing laser systems that can create a precise predetermined jigsaw capsulotomy. The systems, apparatus and methods further provide laser systems that can use a single laser as a therapeutic laser and as laser radar and that reduce the patient-to-patient variability and doctor-to-doctor variability associated with hand held apparatus for performing capsulorhexis and capsulotomies. There is further provided a precise predetermined jigsaw shot pattern and shaped capsulotomy that is based at least in part on the shape of an IOL and in particular an accommodating IOL.

Polyketal Compounds, Synthesis, and Applications

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110021658

The invention relates to polyketal compounds. The compounds are synthesized by the selective ketalization of oxocarboxylic acids, e.g. keto acids and semialdehydes, and esters thereof with tetrols and higher polyols that products two or more cyclic ketal ester moieties per molecule, wherein the cyclic ketal moieties are situated in a bis-, tris-, or polyketal conformation. The invention further relates to applications of these compounds and subsequent reactions thereof.

ASSIGNING A PHYSICAL ADDRESS TO A DATA STORAGE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110022775

A method of assigning a physical address to a tape-based data storage device is provided. The method includes receiving a first initialization signal from a system controller at an input port associated with a first tape-based data storage device and prohibiting communication at an output port associated with the first tape-based data storage device. The method further includes providing a first confirmation signal to the system controller in response to receiving the first initialization signal and receiving an instruction from the system controller to enable communication at the output port associated with the first tape-based data storage device in response to the first confirmation signal. The method also includes determining a physical address associated with said first tape-based data storage device based on the instruction from the system controller, the physical address enabling communication at the output port of the first tape-based storage device.

RECOGNITION CHIP FOR TARGET SUBSTANCE, AND DETECTION METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110019195

A detection device comprising a substrate comprising a plurality of objects of which properties are changed due to the contact with a target substance, means for bringing the target substance into contact with the objects, and means for detecting a change in properties of the objects caused when the target substance is brought into contact with the objects, based on light output when the objects are irradiated with light, wherein the plurality of the objects are located in the direction in which the light for irradiation travels, and the detecting means is means for detecting the change in the properties based on the summation of light output from the plurality of the objects upon irradiation with light.

STATOR OF ROTARY ELECTRIC MOTOR AND FUEL PUMP

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110020154

A stator of a rotary electric motor has core segments. All or some of the core segments have terminal mounting members for mounting terminals to which coils are connected. The terminal mounting member and the bobbin for each of the core segments are molded by resin and integrated with the corresponding core segment.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MAKING ELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE ASSEMBLIES

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110020695

The invention relates to a method for making an electric energy storage assembly (1) including a cylindrical coil member (10) having a current collecting section at each end thereof, wherein the method comprises the step of radially coating at least one current collecting section at the end thereof from the centre to the periphery of the end of the collecting section. The invention also relates to a device for implementing said method and to a storage assembly obtained by said method.

DETECTING STRUCTURE FOR A STUFFING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110021124

A detecting structure for a stuffing apparatus includes: a stuffing nozzle having a material discharge port and a photoelectric sensor for detecting a terminating end of a casing loaded on an outer periphery of the stuffing nozzle, wherein the photoelectric sensor is accommodated in a protective case having a transparent portion, and a first air supplying arrangement for supplying air into the protective case is provided on the protective case. Further, the first air supplying arrangement may have an air nozzle which is provided in the protective case and jets air toward an inner surface of the transparent portion. Still further, second air supplying arrangement may be provided for supplying air toward an outer surface of the transparent portion. Furthermore, third air supplying arrangement may be provided for supplying air toward the casing.

MULTIPROCESSOR COMPUTER AND NETWORK COMPUTING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110022712

It is inevitable in distribution processing on a network to improve resource management or to provide task scheduling with high efficiency. In a multiprocessor computer, a sub-processor (102) included in a multiprocessor (20) receives and manages available resource information provided from a computer on a network through the network. When the sub-processor receives a request to make use of a resource, it makes a resource manager for processing provision of its managing resource operate with a local memory (122) loaded. Other processors (102) receive and manage a request to make use

NOVEL FORMULATION OF A WARE WASHING SOLID CONTROLLING HARDNESS

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110021410

A water hardness controlling agent includes a polyacrylic acid or salt thereof having a molecular weight of between about 1,000 and about 50,000 g/mol, an acrylic-maleic acid copolymer or salt thereof having a molecular weight of between about 1,000 and about 100,000 g/mol and a phosphonocarboxylic acid or salt thereof. A ratio of acrylic-maleic acid copolymer or salt thereof to polyacrylic acid or salt thereof to phosphonocarboxylic acid or salt thereof in parts per million is about 1-30:10-80:6-20.

METHOD FOR PROCESSING SILICON SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUBSTRATE FOR LIQUID EJECTING HEAD

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110020966

A method for processing a silicon substrate includes preparing a first silicon substrate including an etching mask layer including first and second opening portions; forming a first recess in a portion of the silicon substrate corresponding to a region in the first opening portion; etching the silicon substrate by crystal anisotropic etching through the etching mask layer with an etching apparatus and an etchant, the etching proceeding in the first and second opening portions to form a through hole in a position corresponding to the first opening portion and to form a second recess in a position corresponding to the second opening portion; calculating an etching rate of the silicon substrate in terms of the etchant by using the second recess; and determining, by using the calculated etching rate, an etching condition for etching another silicon substrate with the etching apparatus after the etching of the first silicon substrate.

SLIDE MECHANISM

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110017001

A slide mechanism includes a main body, a slide body and an elastic member. The slide body is slidably connected to the main body. The elastic member is positioned between the main body and the slide body. The main body includes a base plate and two guide rails fixed on opposite sides of the base plate. The guide rails are elastic. A distance between the guide rails is less than a length of the elastic member in a normal state. Opposite ends of the elastic member are fixed to the guide rails, and a middle portion of the elastic member is fixed to the slide body, so that the elastic member remains bent between the guide rails.

BINDER FOR MATERIALS BASED ON WOOD CHIPS AND/OR WOOD FIBERS, METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SAID BINDER, AND MOLDED ARTICLE

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110021669

The invention relates to a binder for producing materials based on wood chips and/or wood fibers. The aim of the invention is to design a binder which is used for producing and gluing materials based on wood chips and/or wood fibers, contains natural protein components, significantly reduces or even eliminates the drawbacks of the prior art, and can be economically produced and used. Said aim is achieved by a binder which is used for materials based on wood chips and/or wood fibers, comprises an aldehyde-based condensation resin and other additives, and is characterized in that the binder comprises a water-soluble reactive additive containing a peptide/amino acid mixture without moieties of water-insoluble and high-viscosity proteins. The invention also relates to a method for producing said binder as well as a molded article.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110020774

Various embodiments facilitate foreign language instruction. In one embodiment, a foreign language tutor is provided for execution on a receiving device, such as a set-top box. The foreign language tutor facilitates language instruction by enabling a user to view a received program in various languages, even though those languages may not be part of the audio or subtitles of the received program. In particular, the user may view the received program with an audio track in his/her native language and a subtitle track in a foreign language, or vice versa. In addition, the foreign language tutor is configured to obtain and display reference information (e.g., a dictionary definition) for a word of a subtitle track. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.

OVERHEAD COMBINED TENT STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110017250

The present invention provides an overhead combined tent structure, including a ring locator, sleeved onto a vertical object and a tent skeleton, formed by a plurality of brackets, and assembled transversely or longitudinally by the ring locator to define at least a floor area. There is a supporting member, linked to the floor area of the tent skeleton, and formed by a plurality of adjustable supports and also extended vertically to form a landing end. There is also a cladding cloth, covered externally onto the tent skeleton to form a living space. The overhead combined tent structure can overcome the shortcoming of uneven ground, and can be used more applicably with enhanced convenience.

SELF-ALIGN PLANERIZED BOTTOM ELECTRODE PHASE CHANGE MEMORY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110017970

A method is described for self-aligning a bottom electrode in a phase change random access memory PCRAM device where a top electrode serves as a mask for self-aligning etching of the bottom electrode. The bottom electrode has a top surface that is planarized by chemical mechanical polishing. The top electrode also has a top surface that is planarized by chemical mechanical polishing. A bottom electrode layer like TiN is formed over a substrate and prior to the formation of a via during subsequent process steps. A first dielectric layer is formed over the bottom electrode layer, and a second dielectric layer is formed over the first dielectric layer. A via is formed at a selected section that extends through the first and second dielectric layers.

COMBINATION PLATE

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110020589

The present invention primarily relates to a combination plate that can be conveniently assembled and disassembled, which, when combined, can form continuous surfaces. The combination plate is formed from an integral body using an extrusion molding method after plastic material is made to cover metal strips. The combination plate is provided with a flat surface, one side of which protrudes forward to form a C pocket, and the position of the C pocket is lower than the flat surface; moreover, a bottom portion of the C pocket is provided with an inner surface. The side opposite the C pocket protrudes downward to form a J column. Accordingly, using mutual clasping connections between the J columns and the C pockets provides the combination plates with airtight and sound insulation, heat preservation, insulation, moisture and water resistance effectiveness, not seen in the prior art.

ROTARY COMBUSTION ENGINE AND HYDRAULIC MOTOR

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110017169

A rotary engine and a hydraulic motor including non-rotary outer and inner casings; a power shaft with an eccentric part; a driving eccentric ring between the outer and inner casings and mounted on the eccentric part; a combustion or pressure chamber between the eccentric ring and the inner casing such that the eccentric ring drives the power shaft by substantially non-rotating eccentric movement; dividers for dividing the combustion chamber into at least two parts, the dividers extend through the inner casing and are in contact with an inner surface of the driving eccentric ring; and an eccentric device (or control) for driving the dividers back and forth with respect to the inner casing. The eccentricity of the eccentric device corresponds with the eccentricity of the eccentric part of the power shaft. The eccentric device has a guide groove which implements an eccentric path and to which the dividers are connected.

Three-Dimensional Mask-Programmable Read-Only Memory with Reserved Space

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110019459

The present invention discloses a three-dimensional mask-programmable read-only memory with reserved space (3D-MPROM RS ). It is released in a sequence of versions. In the original version, its storage space comprises an initial-release space and a reserved space. The initial-release space stores the multimedia files from the initial release. The reserved space, although large enough to store at least one multimedia file, does not store any file. In the later version, the reserved space stores the new release.

Wireless Mobile Phone Methods

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110019001

A user gestures with a wireless mobile phone device to control some aspect of its operation, or the operation of a remote system with which the device communicates. (The gestures may be sensed by tracking movement of a feature across a field of view of a mobile phone device camera.) The resultant operation may additionally depend on other data obtained by the wireless device, e.g., obtained from an electronic or physical object, or sensed from the environment. A variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.

Content Tagging Using Broadcast Device Information

Pub Date: 2011-01-27

Pub Number: US20110022661

A number of devices co-located at a geographic location can broadcast and receive identity information. The identity information can include a unique device identifier and a device description. The identity information can be exchanged between various electronic devices using a communication link having limited transmission range. Device identifiers and corresponding device descriptions included in the tokens can be associated with content on the device receiving the tokens. The device descriptions can be used as hints for assigning labels to the devices identified by device identifiers. The labels can be associated with the content. The labeled content can be classified, organized, indexed and searched based at least in part on the labels.