Total 5742 patents for "2011-02-10"

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110033991

A thin film transistor array panel includes a substrate, a data line and a gate electrode formed on the substrate, a insulating layer formed on the data line and the gate electrode, a semiconductor layer formed on the insulating layer, a drain electrode and a source electrode formed on the semiconductor layer, a passivation layer formed on the drain electrode and the source electrode including a first contact hole to expose a portion of the data line, a second contact hole to expose a portion of the source electrode, a third contact hole to expose a portion of the drain electrode, and a fourth contact hole to expose a portion of gate electrode, a first connector formed on the passivation layer and connected to the data line and the source electrode through the first contact hole and the second contact hole, a gate line formed on the passivation layer and connected to the gate electrode through the fourth contact hole, and a pixel electrode connected to the drain electrode through the third contact hole.

Mobile Communication System, Base Station Device and Channel Allocation Method

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110032907

A base station sends to a target base station a switching request which contains a time slot used in communication with a mobile station. The base station allocates to the mobile station at least one idle communication channel included in time slots different from the time slot contained in the switching request received from the base station.

Embolization

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110033553

A composition includes a plurality of particles. At least some of the plurality of particles include cross-linked polyvinyl alcohol and have a diameter of about 500 microns or less. The particles have a first average pore size in an interior region, and a second average pore size at a surface region. The first average pore size being greater than the second average pore size. The composition also includes a carrier fluid. The plurality of particles being in the carrier fluid.

One Piece Flexible Expansion Loop For Rigid Piping Systems

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110030828

A piping system for hot water-based fluid substantially above ambient temperature (10) includes at least one horizontal pipe run (20, 22). Each horizontal pipe run includes at least one flexible expansion loop (40, 42). Each flexible expansion loop is comprised of a unitary flexible body (70) which includes opposed generally linear end portions (72, 74). Curved portions of the flexible expansion loop (76, 78, 80, 82) are curved and extend transversely away from the common axis (48) of the horizontal pipe run. The flexible expansion loop is operative to accommodate changes due to the thermal expansion, water hammer and vibration while being more compact than conventional expansion loops.

Sensor, Control and Virtual Reality System for a Trampoline

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110034300

A trampoline exercise system that is designed to show an avatar of a user, which is jumping on a trampoline. The exercise system includes a computer module, a trampoline configured to provide a platform for a user to perform exercises thereon, and a sensor module designed to sense movements of a user performed on the trampoline. The sensor module provides information that is received by the computer module that controls the display of a users' avatar on a video monitor in response to the users' motion on the trampoline. Several types of sensor may be used to sense the movement of the user, including body mounted sensors, trampoline mounted sensors, and remote viewing sensors.

CO-EXTRUSION AND METHOD OF MAKING A CO-EXTRUSION

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110033683

A co-extrusion comprising at least one clear layer and at least one coloured layer wherein the at least one clear layer comprises approximately 50 to 95% of the total thickness of the co-extrusion and the at least one coloured layer comprises approximately 5 to 50% of the total thickness of the co-extrusion, the co-extrusion having a light transmittance of between 0 and 30% and providing a look of painted glass is disclosed.

RADIATION IMAGE CONVERTING PANEL

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110031415

The present invention relates a radiation image converting panel with a structure capable of arbitrarily controlling a change in luminance distribution of an entire panel surface after formation of a moisture-resistant protective film. The radiation image converting panel comprises a radiation converting film doped with Eu and covered with a moisture-resistant protective film. The Eu concentration in the radiation converting film is preliminarily adjusted such that the Eu concentration at a central portion or peripheral portion of the film falls within an optimal range, and the other film portion is provided with a positive or negative concentration gradient such that the Eu concentration thereof gradually become higher or lower than the optimal range. The luminance distribution of the entire panel in which the moisture-resistant protective film has been formed can be controlled by providing the Eu concentration to be added with a concentration gradient.

WATER BALLOON TOOL

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110030847

A water balloon fill and knot device has a housing, a hose connector disposed on the housing and also a connector base. A plurality of flanges or noses are disposed on the housing and flanges may include a flange sidewall and a flange bottom wall. A stem has a water channel formed through the stem terminating at a stem opening. The plurality of noses can be two noses placed at 120 from each other or three noses placed at 120 from each other. A ball pivot valve formed on the stem is ball shaped and forms a ball pivot face that pivots relative to a housing pivot lower face. A ball cap fits over the ball pivot valve, and the ball cap has a ball cap lower surface forming a ball cap face. The ball cap face is spherical in profile.

OPTICAL SYSTEM, IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME AND AN IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110032606

Provided is an optical system (PS) which is used in a wavelength range including a near ultraviolet light range having a wavelength longer than approximately 350 nm and a visible light range. The optical system includes at least two first positive lenses which satisfies a predetermined conditional expression concerning anomalous dispersion characteristic and a rate of change of the refractive index with respect to temperature, and is disposed closer to a contraction side than an aperture stop (ST), and at least one second positive lens which satisfies a predetermined conditional expression concerning anomalous dispersion characteristic and a rate of change of the refractive index with respect to temperature.

PROSTHESIS WITH CUT-OFF PEGS AND SURGICAL METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110035017

A joint prosthesis system has two metal implant components and a bearing. One of the metal implant components has an articulation surface for articulation with the bearing. The other metal implant component has a mounting surface for supporting the bearing. An extension extends out from a junction at the bone-engaging surface of one of the metal components to an exposed end. The extension has a thickness at the junction and comprises porous metal across the entire thickness of the extension at the junction.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING AN ERROR IN A POWER BRIDGE CIRCUIT

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110031978

An apparatus and a method for recognizing an error in a power bridge circuit containing a load, a high-side branch and a low-side branch. Accordingly, a first switched current source is connected to the load and to a diagnosis connection for a high-potential of a diagnosis voltage, a second switched current source is connected to the load and to a diagnosis connection for a low-potential of the diagnosis voltage, and a control device for controlling the first switched current source and the second switched current source. The control device is configured so that it switches on one of the switched current sources when the high-side power switch and the low-side power switch are open, while the other switched current source is switched off. A testing device is provided to test a voltage at the load when one of the switched current sources is switched on and the other of the switched current sources is switched off.

STEM CELL TARGETING AND ACTIVATION USING MAGNETIC PARTICLES

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110034753

The present invention provides a method of selectively activating and/or targeting stem cells which enables the cells to then be manipulated mechanically in a remote manner wherein the method comprises magnetically manipulating a stem cell in vivo or in vitro by the association of a magnetisable particle within the stem cell.

Method of Using a Demonstration Dental Template with Digital Representation for Modeling Dental Restorations

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110033815

A dental prosthesis or demonstration dental template (10) simulates the front surfaces of a patient's teeth and is positioned to overlay over a patient's natural teeth (40) to provide an indication of what a permanent restoration may look like once applied to the patient's teeth. Digital imagery of the demonstration dental template is taken to record the desired plane of occlusion and desired incisal length along the vertical plane.

SERVER DEVICE, MOBILE TERMINAL, ROAD JUNCTION GUIDANCE SYSTEM, AND ROAD JUNCTION GUIDANCE METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110032359

In a server device, each time a photographed image and information related to time of photography are received from one of multiple mobile terminals, a generation processes for generating standard image information based on that image and information related to the time of photography. When generating this standard image information, the generation element generates the standard image information photographed when the moving body passes through that predetermined road junction to satisfy a predetermined speed variation condition. In a mobile terminal, an acquisition element acquires image information from the server device that designates any desired road junction, and, when the moving body passes through that predetermined road junction, a display control element refers to the manner in which the moving body passed through that road junction, and controls a display element to display an image on the basis of that image information. Storage resources are utilized efficiently, enhancing user convenience.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING FACE RECOGNITION RATIO

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110033092

An apparatus for improving a face recognition ratio includes a digital signal processing unit which generates a first image having a size different from that of a live-view image and, when the size of a face detected from the first image is smaller than a reference size, maps information about the face detected from the first image on the live-view image and performs smile and/or blink recognition.

MEDICAL IMPLANTABLE LEAD AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING A MEDICAL IMPLANTABLE LEAD TO AN ORGAN

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110034982

In a medical implantable lead of the type adapted to be implanted into a human or animal body for monitoring and/or controlling of an organ inside the body and a method for connecting such a lead to an organ in the human or animal body, lead a fixation arrangement at a distal end of the lead is adapted to penetrate into the tissue of the organ to fixate the lead to the organ, and an electrode member is provided to receive and/or transmit electrical signals from or to the organ. The electrode member is resiliently pre-strained toward the distal end of the lead and is provided with an electrode surface such that the electrode surface will resiliently abut toward the outer surface of the organ when the fixation arrangement is fixed to the tissue.

Method and System for Online Redistribution of Information

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110035291

A method and system includes transmitting a publishing request from a first location, over a network to a central processor. The publishing request at least includes information for electronic publication, where the transmitting adjusts, by a first amount, a first account associated with a first user making the publishing request. At an at least one second location, over the network from the central processor, the publishing request is received for at least one user to accept the request and electronically publish published information including the information. At the at least one second location, over the network from the central processor, validation of the publication is received, where at least a second account associated with the at least one user is credited by a second amount as a result of validation of the publication, wherein a ratio of the first amount and the second amount is a predetermined value.

SWING MOTION REDUCING APPARATUS FOR SHIP

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110030604

In a swing motion reducing apparatus for a ship includes a flywheel, a gimbal mechanism configured to rotatably support the flywheel, a motor configured to rotate the flywheel based on a drive power to be supplied; and a motor driver configured to supply the drive power to the motor. A damper section is configured to brake a swing motion of the gimbal mechanism. A safety unit controls the motor driver to stop the supply of the drive power to the motor when a temperature of the damper section is equal to or higher than a predetermined temperature.

CATALYST FOR REACTING CARBOXYLIC ACID NITRILES

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110034728

The present invention relates to a catalyst for reacting carbonitriles with water, wherein the catalyst comprises at least 60% by weight of manganese dioxide with an empirical formula MnO x where x is in the range from 1.7 to 2.0, and at least one plasticizer.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IDENTIFYING TRANSMITTERS IN A SINGLE FREQUENCY NETWORK BROADCAST SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110034189

Methods and systems for identifying transmitters within a single frequency network calculates signal path delays to a measurement location from each transmitter based on separation distance and individual transmitter transmission variances. Scenarios of predicted signal arrival times are calculated using the signal path delays, with each scenario assuming a different transmitter source of the strongest received signal within a short channel. Short channels with non-zero power measurements may be clustered into groups corresponding to each transmitter's expected signal arrival short channel. The scenario best matching the data may be determined, such as by adding the power measurements within each cluster of each scenario to determine a total received power associated with each scenario. The scenario most correlated to the power measurements identifies the transmitter associated with the strongest signal transmitters in network. Power measurements within each cluster can then be used to calculate the received signal strength for each transmitter.

LCD DRIVING CIRCUIT USING OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIER AND LCD DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110032233

In an operational amplifier includes: a control unit switches an operation mode between first and second operation modes. A first differential stage circuit section differentially-amplifies a first input signal supplied through a first input node in the first operation mode, and a second input signal supplied through the first input node in the second operation mode, similar to a second differential stage circuit section. A first output drive stage circuit section is configured to amplify the first input signal differentially-amplified by the first or second input differential stage circuit section to output as a first drive voltage, similar to a second output drive stage circuit section. First and second power supplies supply voltages in a first voltage range to the first differential stage circuit section and the first output drive stage circuit section in the first operation mode, and to supply voltages in the first voltage range to the second differential stage circuit section and the first output drive stage circuit section in the second operation mode, similar to third and fourth power supplies. The drive voltage on each of the first and second output nodes is fed back.

Treatment of BDNF-related disorders using laquinimod

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110034508

This application provides for a method of increasing brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) serum level in a human subject comprising periodically administering to the subject an amount of laquinimod or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof effective to increase BDNF serum level in the human subject. The method can further comprise periodically administering to the subject an amount of a second BDNF-increasing agent. This application also provides for a method for treating a human subject suffering from a BDNF-related disease comprising periodically administering laquinimod or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in an amount effective to treat the human subject. This application additionally provides for use of laquinimod in the manufacture of a medicament for increasing BDNF serum level in a human subject. This application further provides for a pharmaceutical composition comprising an amount of laquinimod effective for use in increasing BDNF serum level in a human subject. This application also provides for a pharmaceutical preparation comprising an amount of laquinimod and an amount of a second BDNF-increasing agent effective for use in increasing BDNF serum level in a human subject.

MONITORING METHOD AND TERMINAL USING DIFFERENT MONITORING PRECISIONS

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110032355

This invention discloses a monitoring method and terminal using different monitoring precisions. The method comprises: a user sends, to a monitoring terminal, monitoring precision setting information which includes one or more time periods and monitoring precisions corresponding to respective time periods; and according to the received monitoring precision setting information, the monitoring terminal applies, in each time period indicated in the received monitoring precision setting information, the corresponding monitoring precision to monitor a monitored place, and gives an alarm to the user when an alarming condition is met. Using the method of the present invention can enable the user to set the monitoring precision of the monitored place according to the user's practical requirement, make the monitoring precision automatically adapt to different monitoring situations, and not only decrease the false alarm, but also make the utilization of the monitoring terminal more convenient and meet the using requirement of the user.

NOVEL AMINOGLYCOSIDE ANTIBIOTICS, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND PHARMACEUTICAL USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110034405

The present invention relates to novel aminoglycoside antibiotics, a process for producing the same, and pharmaceutical use thereof. More specifically, the present invention relates to compounds represented by formula (I), a process for producing the same, and use of the same as antimicrobial agents.

POST SPUTTER WASH PROCESS MODULE

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110030733

In one embodiment, a method for cleaning a substrate in a cleaning module is disclosed. The method includes an operation that receives the substrate into a first level of the cleaning module. In another operation, the substrate is spun while contemporaneously applying a cleaning fluid to top and bottom surfaces of the substrate. In yet another operation, the substrate is spun at a second level of the cleaning module. The method also includes an operation to dry the substrate in an enclosed cavity at a third level of the cleaning module.

VOLTAGE BOOSTING IN MRAM CURRENT DRIVERS

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110032755

Disclosed is a current driving mechanism for a magnetic memory device, comprising: a) a current driver circuit; and b) a current decoding block coupled to the current driver circuit, wherein the current decoding block comprises a transistor M18 to control driver currents from the current driver circuit, and wherein the transistor M18 has a smaller form factor then otherwise possible by virtue of maintaining a gate thereof at a negative voltage.

Method For Searching Target Base Sequence Of Rna Interference, Method For Designing Base Sequence Of Polynucleotide For Causing Rna Interference, Method For Producing Double-Stranded Polynucleotide, Method For Inhibiting Gene Expression, Base Sequence Processing Apparatus, Program For Running Base Sequence Processing Method On Computer, Recording Medium, And Base Sequence Processing System

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110033860

In the present invention, a sequence segment conforming to the following rules (a) to (d) is searched from the base sequences of a target gene of RNA interference and, based on the search results, siRNA capable of causing RNAi is designed, synthesized:

HYDROCARBON TREATMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110034745

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for producing a treated hydrocarbon containing stream for use as a feed to a steam methane reformer of a hydrogen plant. In accordance with such method, amounts of olefins and organic sulfur species within an untreated feed are decreased in a reactor that is operated in either a hydrogenation mode to hydrogenate the olefins into saturated hydrocarbons or a pre-reforming mode in which hydrocarbon containing two or more carbon atoms including the olefins are reacted with oxygen and steam to form saturated hydrocarbons, methane, additional hydrogen and carbon monoxide. The reactor is configured and operates at a sufficiently high space velocity that olefin and organic species slip occurs that is further treated in a hydrotreater. The reactor contains a catalyst capable of promoting both hydrogenation and oxidation reactions and the hydrotreater contains a catalyst that is capable of only promoting hydrogenation reactions.

Multi-Level Memory Device Using Resistance Material

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110032752

A multi-level memory device includes an insulating layer having an opening therein, and a multi-level cell (MLC) formed in the opening that has a resistance level varies based on the data stored therein. The MLC is configured to have a resistance level that varies as write pulses having the same pulse height and different pulse widths are applied to the MLC.

VIDEO STANDARD DETECTOR AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-02-10

Pub Number: US20110032426

A video standard detector and operation method thereof are provided. The video standard detector includes a low pass filter (LPF) unit and a standard detector unit. The LPF filters a baseband signal. The feature detector detects vertical synchronization information of the baseband signal and horizontal synchronization information of the baseband signal using the output of the LPF, and determines the video standard corresponding to the baseband signal according to the vertical synchronization information and the horizontal synchronization information.