Total 5148 patents for "2011-03-10"

Graphene Compositions And Drilling Fluids Derived Therefrom

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110059871

Drilling fluids comprising graphenes and nanoplatelet additives and methods for production thereof are disclosed. Graphene includes graphite oxide, graphene oxide, chemically-converted graphene, and functionalized chemically-converted graphene. Derivatized graphenes and methods for production thereof are disclosed. The derivatized graphenes are prepared from a chemically-converted graphene through derivatization with a plurality of functional groups. Derivatization can be accomplished, for example, by reaction of a chemically-converted graphene with a diazonium species. Methods for preparation of graphite oxide are also disclosed.

MULTIPURPOSE SUPPORT DEVICE AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110057088

The invention is directed multipurpose support device for supporting an item such as a laptop computer or a book. The support device has a base that is adapted to be coupled to a structural support, such as a mobile cart, a desk, a sofa or a wall.

SCOOTER AND PEDAL DRIVE ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110057411

An improved two wheeled reciprocating pedal driven scooter has a frame including a steering assembly attached to the frame, a front steering wheel attached to a front axle attached to the steering assembly at the frame, a rear drive wheel attached to a rear axle attached to a rear portion of the frame and a drive mechanism for rotating the rear drive wheel. The drive mechanism has a pair of reciprocating foot pedals straddling each side of the frame, attached to and extending to a forward proximal hinge attachment location on the frame. Each of the foot pedals has a short portion and an intersecting long portion forming a bend at the intersection wherein an included angle between the short and long portions is 90 degrees or greater. The attachment location of the foot pedal to a coupling of the drive mechanism is at or near the intersection forming the bend of the short and long portions of each foot pedal. The proximal hinge location is vertically located on the frame a distance Y at or above the center of a drive axle. The short portion of the pedal extends a distance from the proximal hinge location to the intersection of the long portion of the foot pedal to form the bend wherein the bend is located at or below the frame. In use, when the long portion of one foot pedal is at the bottom of the foot pedal stroke it is substantially horizontal while the long portion of the other pedal is at the top of the stroke and is inclined to a maximum stroke angle of less than 35 degrees, preferably 29 degrees.

AUDIO REPRODUCTION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110058684

An audio reproduction device reproduces a one-channel signal from two speakers arranged in a sound field. The one-channel input signal is delayed by a delay element. The delay element performs a delay with different delay amount for a plurality of frequency bands. The signal delayed by the delay element is outputted to one of the two speakers and the input signal is directly outputted to the other one of the two speakers.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR BLOW MOLDING CONTAINERS

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110057362

A method for blow molding containers having cross-sections of a non-circular shape from preforms, in which a temperature profile varying at least in the circumferential direction of the preform is produced by means of at least one heat transfer element, for which purpose the preform and at least the heat transfer element are oriented toward one another by a relative rotational movement in the circumferential direction of the preform, the heat transfer element is rotated relative to the stationary preform about a heat transfer element axis during the relative rotational movement. Further, a device for blow molding such containers where the heat transfer element and the holder are rotatable about a heat transfer element axis and are coupled with a rotational drive.

DEVICE FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF INDIVIDUAL COMFORT IN AN AIRPLANE

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110057072

A device and method for increasing comfort in an aircraft. The device and method utilizes a surface arranged between a ceiling paneling of a cabin of the aircraft and a passenger. The surface is arranged to face the passenger and is positionable so that a distance between the surface and the passenger is changeable. The device is structured and arranged to at least one of affect a thermal comfort of the passenger and supply air to the passenger via the surface.

POLYMER COMPOSITES HAVING PARTICLES WITH MIXED ORGANIC MODIFICATIONS

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110060072

The present invention relates to polymer composites prepared from a host polymer and particles. Specifically, this invention is concerned with the organic modification of the particles. More specifically, the particles are organically modified with at least two organic modifiers that are different and have specific chemical and physical properties.

1-(1-(2-Ethoxyethyl)-3-Ethyl-7-(4-Methylpyridin-2-Ylamino)-1H-Pyrazolo[4,3-D]Pyrimidin-5-YL) Piperidine-4-Carboxylic Acid And Salts Thereof

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110059993

The present invention comprises 1-(1-(2-ethoxyethyl)-3-ethyl-7-(4-methylpyridin-2-ylamino)-1H-pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidin-5-yl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid and its salts. The invention further comprises pharmaceutical compositions, methods of treatment, and synthetic methods relating to 1-(1-(2-ethoxyethyl)-3-ethyl-7-(4-methylpyridin-2-ylamino)-1H-pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidin-5-yl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid and its salts.

PARCEL SHELF STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110057467

An object of the present invention is to provide a parcel shelf structure whose opening can be kept largely when the tailgate is opened. In order to achieve the above object, a parcel shelf comprising: a front shelf having a front end rotatably supported by a vehicle body; a rear shelf fixed to a tailgate; and a strap to connect the tailgate to a position apart from the front end of the front shelf in a rear direction, in which when the tailgate is opened, the front shelf is apart from the rear shelf, and when the tailgate is closed, the front shelf is in touch with the rear shelf is provided.

SPECIMEN LOADING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110056300

An apparatus for applying at least one cyclical load to an elongate specimen, comprising at least two reciprocating mass means 1 each comprising a mass (6) and an actuator (16), wherein the actuator (16) is (5) operatively associated with the mass (6) to move the mass (6) along a linear displacement path, mounting means (2) for mounting each actuator (16) to a specimen, and a control system operatively associated with each actuator (16), the control system operating each actuator (16) to reciprocate its corresponding mass (6) along its respective linear displacement path, wherein the reciprocating mass means (1) are spaced apart such that the actuators (16) move their corresponding masses (6) on separate, and substantially parallel, linear displacement paths is disclosed

Monitor Device, Switching Device, TV System, and Display Method

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110058042

According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a monitor device including: a first port configured to receive videos output from an external switching device, the external switching device being connected to first input sources; a second port configured to receive a video output from an external source device as a second input source; and a display module configured to display: information about the first input sources, as a group, obtained through the external switching device; and information about the second input source, as a port name of the second port and/or apparatus information about the external source device, obtained from the external source device, wherein a switching operation between the first input sources and the second input source is performed in accordance with a switching instruction sent from an external manipulation device having a button to perform the switching operation.

AUTO FOCUSING METHOD USING VCM ACTUATOR

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110058093

The present disclosure relates to an auto focusing method using a VCM (voice coil motor) actuator, the method of using the VCM actuator to upwardly move a lens position, to obtain a most-focused upward position value, and downwardly move the lens position to automatically adjust the lens focus, the method comprising: obtaining an auto focus (AF) upward position value, which is an upward position value of a lens when the lens is most focused by upwardly moving the lens to capture an image; determining whether a difference between the AF upward position value and an AF downward position value of a code value which is a bit value corresponding to the AF upward position value is smaller than a pre-set level; and implementing the auto focusing the code value if the difference is smaller than the pre-set level, and using a hysteresis table of the VCM actuator to select a code value corresponding to a downward position value most approximate to the AF upward position value in a downward position value column and to implement the auto focusing adjustment using the corrected code value, if the difference is not smaller than the pre-set level.

Analyzing Instrument

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110060203

The present invention relates to an analyzing instrument (X1) provided with a capillary (5) for moving a sample liquid. The analyzing instrument (X1) includes a dehumidification region for maintaining a constant moisture content in the capillary (5). Preferably, the dehumidification region has a hygroscopicity of no less than 2%. Preferably, at least part of an inner surface of the capillary (5) extends in the moving direction of the sample liquid and is a water-insoluble high-wettability region having a wettability of no less than 57 mN/m. The dehumidification region and the high-wettability region may be made of Vinylon, for example. Preferably, the analyzing instrument (X1) includes a liquid pooling portion (4) communicating with the capillary (5) and having a portion wider than the capillary (5).

BLEACHING AGENT COMPRISING CATIONIC 3,4-DIHYDROISOQUINOLINE DERIVATIVES, SPECIAL ALKANOL AMINES AND HYDROGEN PEROXIDE

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110056508

Agent for bleaching keratinic fibers containing hydrogen peroxide, at least one cationic 3,4-dihydroisoquinoline derivate of general structure (I)

BUSINESS AND SOCIAL MEDIA SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110060683

A business and social media system is provided for establishing communication services between people in different countries. The system includes a core system module, the core system module including a server for maintaining information regarding a client and a means for establishing communications services between a client and another person. The system further includes external modules in communication with the core system module, the modules including a telephony termination module, a telephone module service module, an SMS module, a contact center module, a mobile application module, a web application module, a retail module, a bank module, and the like.

SGK1 INHIBITORS FOR THE PROPHYLAXIS AND/OR THERAPY OF VIRAL DISEASES AND/OR CARCINOMAS

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110060050

The present invention relates to a compound of the formula I, Ia and Ib, and its pharmaceutically usable tautomers, salts, stereoisomers and the enantiomers, including mixtures thereof in all ratios. The present invention furthermore also relates to compounds of the formula II for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of viral diseases and/or carcinomas, in which R 1 , R 2 each, independently of one another, denote H, CHO or acetyl, R 3 , R 4 , R 5 , R 6 , R 7 , R 8 , R 9 , R 10 , R 11 each, independently of one another, denote H, A, OSO 2 A, Hal, NO 2 , OR 12 , N(R 12 ) 2 , CN, OCOA, [C(R 12 ) 2 ] n COOR 12 , O[C(R 12 ) 2 ] o COOR 12 , SO 3 H, [C(R 12 ) 2 ] n Ar, COAr, O[C(R 12 ) 2 ] n Ar, [C(R 12 ) 2 ] n Het, [C(R 12 ) 2 ] n CCH, O[C(R 12 ) 2 ] n CCH, [C(R 12 ) 2 ] n CON(R 12 ) 2 , [C(R 12 ) 2 ] n CONR 12 N(R 12 ) 2 , O[C(R 12 ) 2 ] n CON(R 12 ) 2 , O[C(R 12 ) 2 ] o CONR 12 N(R 12 ) 2 , NR 12 COA, NR 12 CON(R 12 ) 2 , NR 12 SO 2 A, N(SO 2 A) 2 , COR 12 , S(O) m Ar, SO 2 NR 12 or S(O) m A, R 3 and R 4 together also denote CHCHCHCH, R 3 and R 4 , R 7 and R 8 or R 8 and R 9 together also denote alkylene having 3, 4 or 5 C atoms, in which one or two CH 2 groups may be replaced by oxygen, A denotes unbranched or branched alkyl having 1-6 C atoms, in which 1-7 H atoms may be replaced by F, or cyclic alkyl having 3-7 C atoms, Ar denotes phenyl, naphthyl or biphenyl, each of which is unsubstituted or mono-, di- or trisubstituted by Hal, A, OR 12 , N(R 12 ) 2 , NO2, CN, phenyl, CON(R 12 ) 2 , NR 12 COA, NR 12 CON(R 12 ) 2 , NR 12 SO 2 A, COR 12 , SO 2 N(R 12 ) 2 , S(O) m A, [C(R 12 ) 2 ] n COOR 12 and/or O[C(R 12 ) 2 ] o COOR 12 , Het denotes a mono- or bicyclic saturated, unsaturated or aromatic heterocycle having 1 to 4 N, O and/or S atoms, which may be mono-, di- or trisubstituted by Hal, A; OR 12 , N(R 12 ) 2 , NO 2 , CN, COOR 12 , CON(R 12 ) 2 , NR 12 COA, NR 12 SO 2 A, COR 12 , SO 2 NR 12 , S(O) m A, S, NR 12 and/or O (carbonyl oxygen), R 12 denotes H or A, Ha1 denotes F, Cl, Br or I, m denotes O, 1 or 2, n denotes O, 1, 2 or 3, o denotes 1, 2 or 3, for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of viral diseases and/or carcinomas, and their pharmaceutically usable tautomers, salts, stereoisomers and the enantiomers, including mixtures thereof in all ratios.

CO2 NOZZLES

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110059681

A nozzle and method of providing CO 2 for cleaning includes providing a CO 2 flow; phase transferring the CO 2 flow into gaseous CO 2 and CO 2 pellets; interrupting the CO 2 flow with a screen member; retaining the CO 2 pellets of a select larger size upstream of the screen member; permitting the CO 2 pellets of a select smaller size to pass through the screen member for cleaning.

HIGH VOLTAGE POWER SUPPLY AND METHOD OF OUTPUTTING PLUS/MINUS HIGH-VOLTAGE IN IMAGE FORMING APPARATUSES

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110058841

A high-voltage power supply to output a plus/minus high-voltage, which is applied to image forming apparatuses, includes a plus high-voltage output unit outputting the plus high-voltage by using a Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) signal, a minus high-voltage operation control unit charging a certain voltage while the plus high-voltage output unit is outputting the plus high-voltage, a minus high-voltage output unit outputting the minus high-voltage by using the certain voltage charged in the minus high-voltage operation control unit, and a minus high-voltage blocking unit to block the output of the minus high-voltage from the minus high-voltage output unit while the plus high-voltage output unit is outputting the plus high-voltage.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIQUEFYING A HYDROCARBON STREAM

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110056237

Method and apparatus for liquefying a hydrocarbon stream. A liquefaction system comprises at least an NGL recovery system 12, a main refrigerant circuit 42 and a first refrigerant circuit 100, a pressure reduction device 52 followed by an end gas/liquid separator 62. The main refrigerant circuit 42 comprises at least one or more main refrigerant compressors 45, 45 a , 45 b , and the first refrigerant circuit comprises one or more first refrigerant compressors 101. A hydrocarbon feed stream 10 is passed through the NGL recovery system 12 to produce a methane-enriched overhead stream 20, which is subsequently cooled and liquefied by the first and second refrigerant circuits. The pressure of the liquefied stream is reduced and the resulting mixed-phase stream 60 is passed through the end gas/liquid separator 62 to provide an end gaseous stream 70 and a liquefied hydrocarbon product stream 80. The loading power of the one or more main refrigerant compressors and the one or more first refrigerant compressors is maximized to their maximum load by adjusting temperature of the liquefied stream to change the amount of end gaseous stream and by controlling an amount of the end gaseous stream being fed into the methane-enriched overhead stream 20 in a recycle stream 90 b.

Washing machine and control method thereof

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110056028

Disclosed are a washing machine and a control method thereof to alleviate high-frequency noise generated during rotation of a motor. The washing machine includes a speed sensing unit to sense a speed of the motor, and a control unit to output a speed control signal to adjust the speed of the motor. The control unit confirms whether to enter a constant-speed period upon progress of a dehydration operation, and repeatedly raises or lowers the speed of the universal motor within a predetermined magnitude range if it is confirmed to enter the constant-speed period, thereby alleviating high-frequency noise.

QUIET ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATOR

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110057753

An electromagnetic actuator (20) comprises a stator (22), a piston (24), and a key (26). The stator comprises a stator frame (30) having an axial direction (32), the stator frame in turn comprising a magnetic member (50) and a base (52). The base (52) is separated by a gap (56) in the axial direction from the magnetic member (50) and positioned so that magnetic flux extending through the magnetic member (50) also extends through the base (52). The piston (24) is configured to reciprocate within the stator frame (30) in the axial direction (32). The key (26) is configured and position both to locate the base (52) with respect to the stator frame (and thereby provide the gap) and to absorb energy when the piston (24) strikes the base. A flux transfer flange (60) is configured to concentrate magnetic flux extending through the magnetic member (50) in a radial direction into the base (52).

Welding Of Biodegradable Polymer Parts

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110059284

A microwave processing device/system can create strong temperature gradients in biodegradable polymer material. Novel physical phenomena caused by the heated particles cause local changes in viscosity and flow, leading to high mass transport and current densities in activated polymer matrix materials and to dramatically shorter reaction times and solvent-free reaction conditions. Advancements in the process speed and quality of packaging films in general can be achieved by increasing the polymeric amorphous to crystalline ratio, especially with regard to the claimed methods for manufacturing and sealing biodegradable packaging films. Micron-size particles or nanoparticles in the processed materials can interact with microwaves of different frequencies and intensities to create intentionally varied local material property changes to create an tunable flexible packaging product that is sustainable and green. Related systems, apparatus, methods, and/or articles are also described.

BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110057775

Disclosed herein is a biometric authentication device. The biometric authentication device includes a main body for forming a hand grip surface and constituting an entire framework of the biometric authentication device. At least one light source is disposed on one side of the main body and configured to radiate light. A reflection unit is included in the main body and attached to a side opposite that of the light source, the reflection unit allowing the radiated light to be incident on a hand and re-reflecting light that is incident on and reflected from the hand. An imaging device is disposed on the side of the main body, which is identical to the side on which the light source is disposed, and is configured to acquire biometric information of the hand by forming images of re-reflected light. An authentication/verification unit performs personal authentication using the biometric information.

Restraint In Vest

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110057500

An apparatus for helping to protect an occupant of a vehicle includes a vest and a restraint incorporated into the vest. The vest includes a front panel, a back panel, and left and right shoulder portions extending between the front panel and the back panel. The vest has an inner face and an outer face. The restraint includes a front latch fixed to the vest front panel and a back latch fixed to the vest back panel. The restraint includes webbing portions extending in a force-transmitting relationship between the front latch and the back latch, within the front panel and the shoulder portions and the back panel of the vest, so as to extend at least partially around the torso of a occupant wearing the vest. The front panel of the vest includes a front armor pocket and the back panel of the vest includes a back armor pocket, for receiving and supporting panels of body armor.

ELECTRIC STAPLER

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110057015

An electric stapler is provided with: a base (B); and a stapler main body (1) arranged on the base (B). The stapler main body (1) is provided with: a driver unit (2) including a driver for driving a staple (S) to pierce through sheets of paper (P); a clincher unit (3) including a clincher for clinching the driven staple; and a table (4) provided on one of the driver unit (2) and the clincher unit (3). The stapler main body (1) is supported to be displacable with respect to the base (B). The table (4) is configured to be movable between a first position and a second position apart from the first position in a direction where the driver drives the staple, in accordance with a displacement of the stapler main body (1) with respect to the base (B).

Planar Broadband Antenna

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110057845

A planar antenna comprising a planarly configured inner radiation element that is surrounded by an outer radiation element, wherein the inner and outer radiation elements each have a feed point. A continuous or discontinuous modification of the distance, which is equal in relation to a symmetrical axis of the inner radiation element, exists between the inner radiation element and the outer radiation element. The distance between the outer and the inner radiation element is different in the area of the two feed points from that in the area facing away from the feed points.

3D IMAGE MEASURING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110058181

A 3D measuring apparatus includes a stage, a projection portion, and an imaging portion. The projection portion includes first and second lights, first and second lattices, and first and second projection lenses. The imaging portion includes an imaging lens and a camera. The projection portion further includes a movement instrument which control the first and the second lattice simultaneously with predetermined n times.

PRINTING DEVICE AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110058879

According to one embodiment, a printing device may include first and second printers respectively having first and second controllers. The first and second printers may be configured to share a common paper path with each other. The first controller in the first printer may enable the first printer to operate if the common paper path is not in use by the second printer. In this case, the first controller may inform the second printer that the common paper path is in use by the first printer. On the other hand, the second controller in the second printer may enable the second printer to operate if the common paper path is not in use by the first printer. In this case, the second controller may inform the first printer that the common paper path is in use by the second printer.

NOVEL MACROCYCLIC INHIBITORS OF HEPATITIS C VIRUS REPLICATION

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110059047

The embodiments provide compounds of the general Formulae I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, and X, as well as compositions, including pharmaceutical compositions, comprising a subject compound. The embodiments further provide treatment methods, including methods of treating a hepatitis C virus infection and methods of treating liver fibrosis, the methods generally involving administering to an individual in need thereof an effective amount of a subject compound or composition.

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR VERIFYING THE AVAILABILITY OF AN INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) MEDIA ROUTER DURING A CALL SETUP

Pub Date: 2011-03-10

Pub Number: US20110058544

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for verifying the availability of an IP media router during a call setup are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving, from a first endpoint device, a call setup signaling message requesting to establish a call session with a second endpoint device. The method also includes selecting a first media router to establish a first call leg of the call session, performing a route query and MAC address resolution to determine if the first media router is available, and if the first media router is determined to be available, creating a first redirect stream to communicate media packets received from the second endpoint device to the first endpoint device via the first call leg.