Total 6016 patents for "2011-03-17"

SEALING STRUCTURE AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110065023

An electricity supply device includes two conductive substrates, a chemical-electrical conversion module and a sealing structure. The chemical-electrical conversion module is disposed between the conductive substrates, and includes two diffusion units and a membrane electrode unit. One diffusion unit is disposed adjacent to one conductive substrate while the other diffusion unit is disposed adjacent to the other conductive substrate. The membrane electrode unit is disposed between the two diffusion units. The sealing structure includes a first protruding structure and a second protruding structure. One end of the first protruding structure is against to one conductive substrate. One end of the diffusion unit and one end of the membrane electrode unit are against to the inner side of one end of the first protruding structure. The second protruding structure is disposed next to the first protruding structure. At least one end of the second protruding structure is against to one end of the other diffusion unit and one end of the membrane electrode unit. Meanwhile, a sealing structure used in the electricity supply device is also disclosed.

GRAPHING METHOD FOR PRESENTING VALUES ASSOCIATED WITH TWO DATA SETS, GRAPHING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT STORING A PROGRAM FOR EXECUTING THE GRAPHING METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110063299

A graphing method is implemented by a graphing apparatus and includes: (a) receiving a first value and a second value, and reference information corresponding to the first and second values; (b) determining an angle value using the first value and the second value, step (b) including (b-1) calculating a relational value by determining the quotient of a numerator and a denominator, in which the denominator is a function of the first value and the numerator is a function of at least the second value, and (b-2) obtaining the angle value by inputting the relational value in a predetermined inverse trigonometric function; (c) generating a graph having presented thereon a coordinate value formed using the angle value and the reference information; and (d) outputting the graph to a display medium for display thereon. A computer program product and a graphing apparatus are also disclosed.

PANDEMIC DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTION TOOL FOR EMERGENCY DISPATCH

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110066002

A system and method to assist an emergency medical dispatcher in responding to emergency calls. A computer implemented emergency medical dispatch protocol includes interrogatories for a dispatcher to ask a caller to generate an appropriate response. A diagnostic tool is provided to aid the dispatcher in gathering symptom information for a patient who may be suffering from a pandemic illness, such as a severe respiratory infection like influenza. The diagnostic tool facilitates uniform and consistent gathering of symptom information relating to a pandemic outbreak. The information may be stored and/or processed for use in monitoring and/or tracking pandemic outbreaks. The diagnostic tool can be launched automatically by the emergency dispatch protocol, or manually by a dispatcher. The diagnostic tool presents a user interface that provides, among other things, instructions, symptoms, and input fields.

ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT COMPARISON SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110064304

An electronic document comparison system and method removes cachets and noise from a test electronic document. The system and method further compares each of second minimum blocks with a corresponding first minimum block in a standard electronic document line by line, and obtains the second minimum blocks having different coordinates on each line. Furthermore, the system and method simplifies the obtained second minimum blocks having different coordinates by filtering designated objects, and marks the simplified second minimum blocks in the test electronic document.

SENSOR ARRAY AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110062531

A sensor array (100) for detecting particles, the sensor array (100) comprising a substrate (102) having a plurality of holes (104), a plurality of electronic sensor chips (106) each having a sensor active region (202) being sensitive to the presence of particles to be detected, and an electric contacting structure (110) adapted for electrically contacting the plurality of electronic sensor chips (106), wherein the plurality of electronic sensor chips (106) and/or the electric contacting structure (110) are connected to the substrate (102) in such a manner that the plurality of holes (104) in combination with the plurality of electronic sensor chips (106) and/or the electric contacting structure (110) form a plurality of wells with integrated particle sensors.

WHEELED CONCRETE SCREEDING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110064518

A wheeled concrete screeding device includes a wheeled unit having wheels for movably supporting a frame portion, and a screed head supported at the frame portion and following behind the wheeled unit when the wheeled unit is moved in a screeding direction. The screed head includes a grade establishing element and a vibratable member. The grade establishing element is generally vertically adjustable responsive to a signal from a laser receiver disposed at the screed head to establish a struck-off surface of the uncured concrete at a desired grade. The vibratable member is adjustably attached at the grade establishing element and the vibratable member at least partially floats behind the grade establishing element on the struck-off surface of the uncured concrete and is at least partially supported at the struck-off surface of the uncured concrete as the wheeled unit is moved in the screeding direction.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DEBLURRING DATA CORRUPTED BY SHIFT VARIANT BLURRING

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110064326

The present invention provides methods, systems and machine readable medium including machine readable code for deblurring data corrupted by shift variant blurring. A first version of data having shift variant blurring characterized by a first shift variant point spread function is provided. A target shift invariant point spread function is selected. A second shift variant point spread function is derived wherein a combination of the first and second shift variant point spread functions generates the target shift invariant point spread function. The second shift variant point spread function is applied to the first version of the data thereby generating a second version of the data having shift invariant blurring characterized by the target shift invariant point spread function. A linear shift invariant filter is applied to the second version of the data thereby generating a deblurred version of the data.

DATA STORAGE AND ACCESS SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110066525

Data storage and access systems enable downloading and paying for data such as audio and video data, text, software, games and other types of data. A portable data carrier has an interface for sending and receiving data, data memory for storing received content data, and payment validation memory for providing payment validation data to an external device. The carrier may also store a record of access made to the stored content, and content use rules for controlling access to the stored content. Embodiments store further access control data and supplementary data such as hot links to web sites and/or advertising data. A complementary data access terminal, data supply computer system, and data access device are also described. The combination of payment data and stored content data and use rule data helps reduce the risk of unauthorized access to data such as compressed music and video data, especially over the Internet.

CRYPTOGRAPHIC MESSAGE SIGNATURE METHOD HAVING STRENGTHENED SECURITY, SIGNATURE VERIFICATION METHOD, AND CORRESPONDING DEVICES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110064216

A cryptographic message signature method are provided, which have strengthened security. The method implements two sets of signature algorithms SA1={K1, S1, V1} and SA2={K2, S2, V2}, where Ki, Si and Vi are key generation algorithms, signature generation algorithms and signature verification algorithms, respectively. The method includes: a step of generating permanent keys using the algorithm K1, delivering a pair of private and public keys {sk1, pk1}; and, for at least one message m to be signed: a signature step including sub-steps. The sub-steps include: receipt of the message m to be signed; generation of an ephemeral key pair {sk2,pk2} using the algorithm K2; calculation, by the signature algorithm S2, of the signature s2 of the message m by the private key sk2; calculation, by the signature algorithm S1, of the signature c1 of the public key pk2 by the private key sk1; and providing the strengthened signature {s2, c1, pk2}.

VAPOUR EXPLOSION CHAMBER

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110062249

A method and apparatus is disclosed for ejecting material. The ejected material is ejected as liquid and liquid vapour via an explosive process which can provide a very fast ejection as well as an ejection which has a large throw.

DOUBLE TRANSITION JOINT FOR THE JOINING OF CERAMICS TO METALS

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110065973

The invention is directed to effective means for joining materials having dissimilar coefficients of thermal expansion, such as advanced ceramics with metallic compounds. Moreover, the present invention relates to furnace tubes and methods of fabricating a joint between two different materials, which is compositionally graded to provide a substantially graded coefficient of thermal expansion between the joint materials.

Methods of Making Orthodontic Appliances

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110062609

Methods of making a removable dental positioning appliance include forming a sheet of transparent crystalline polymeric material into a shell having cavities shaped to receive and reposition teeth from a first orientation to a successive orientation. The polymeric material may then be annealed at a temperature above its glass transition temperature or cured if a curable material to enhance characteristics of the polymeric material. The polymeric material may be coated with a second transparent material.

INTERLEAVED ELECTRODES FOR TOUCH SENSING

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110063251

A capacitive touch sensing system includes a touch surface and sets of substantially parallel electrodes arranged in relation to the touch surface. Each electrode set includes a primary electrode electrically connected to at least two sub-electrodes. The primary electrode is capable of producing greater capacitive coupling to a touch in proximity with the touch surface in relation to capacitive coupling of the at least two sub-electrodes. The sub-electrodes of the electrode sets are arranged in an interleaved pattern configured to increase an effective area of capacitive coupling associated with each electrode set.

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY, DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME AND METHOD OF CONNECTING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110063342

A connector assembly includes a first connector having a recess disposed in a first side thereof, a second connector disposed in the recess and connected to the first connector, and a lever rotatably connected to the second connector. The lever is rotated toward the first connector by an external force after the second connector is connected to the first connector. The lever is connected to the first connector to fix the second connector in the recess of the first connector.

Multi-Wavelength Light Emitting Device

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110063871

A multi-wavelength light emitting device includes the following three sections; a light source section having multiple luminous points that emit multiple light beams, a condenser lens section that concentrates the light beams emitted from the luminous points, and a light guide section that propagates superposedly and mixedly the light beams concentrated by the condenser lens section after emission thereof from the luminous points.

CLAMPING ASSEMBLY FOR A WATERJET

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110065366

An air-actuated clamping assembly that is quickly actuated to secure a workpiece in place during machining operations, such as on a waterjet machine. The clamping operation is completed within seconds after a workpiece is placed (for example, when used in conjunction with a waterjet machine) onto the waterjet machine slats. The system greatly minimizes set-up time, allows for an adjustable clamping force, allows for one operator to set up workpieces, keeps the workpiece firmly in place and prevents movement during the machining process, is adaptable to various waterjet brands and models, and is air-actuated so that typical house air can be utilized.

PULSED CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION OF METAL-SILICON-CONTAINING FILMS

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110065287

A method is provided for forming a metal-silicon-containing film on a substrate by pulsed chemical vapor deposition. The method includes providing the substrate in a process chamber, maintaining the substrate at a temperature suited for chemical vapor deposition of a metal-silicon-containing film by thermal decomposition of a metal-containing gas and a silicon-containing gas on the substrate, exposing the substrate to a continuous flow of the metal-containing gas, and during the continuous flow, exposing the substrate to sequential pulses of the silicon-containing gas.

WRAPPER WITH DECORATIVE EXTENSION AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110062222

A wrapper for wrapping an item to form a decorative cover thereabout is disclosed. The wrapper is constructed of a sheet of material having an extension attached to a portion thereof and provides the decorative cover with the appearance of being formed of two separate, unconnected sheets of material.

ENCODER AND DECODER

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110064140

Provided are bitstream encoding/decoding methods and devices. The decoder includes: a condition information extracting unit creating recognition information using syntax tree information indicating a hierarchical structure between syntax elements corresponding to bits of an input bitstream, respectively and rule description information indicating connectivity between the syntax elements; and a decoding unit decoding data contained in the bitstream into moving image data using the recognition information. Accordingly, it is possible to decode bitstreams encoded in a variety of types (syntax, semantics) corresponding to a variety of standards (for example, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and MPEG-4 AVC) by the use of the same information recognition method.

NETWORK LINKING METHODS AND APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110066734

The presenting invention relates generally to indirect linking methods and apparatus. One claim recites a method including: a) using a programmed electronic processor, reading an index from color imagery steganographically modulated with the index; b) accessing a database with the index, the database comprising a plurality of records that link an index to a pointer which identifies a remote computer on a network; c) extracting a pointer from the database as a function of the index; and d) using the pointer to establish communication with the remote computer identified thereby. Of course, other combinations are provided and claimed as well.

REIMBURSEMENTS FOR ADVERTISEMENTS IN COMMUNICATIONS

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110066689

A device may include network interfaces for relaying communication information from source devices to destination devices and a processor. The processor may be configured to compare each of a plurality of advertisements to a part of the communication information, identify, within the communication information, a portion that matches one of the plurality of advertisements, and send a message that describes the identified advertisement to a reimbursement device.

Medical X-ray apparatus

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110064188

A medical X-ray apparatus comprising a supporting part for supporting an X-ray generator and a two-dimensional X-ray detector while interposing an object to be examined therebetween, a radiation area restricting part for restricting a radiation area of X-ray generated from the X-ray generator, and a scan driving part for scanning the object with the X-ray restricted by the radiation area restricting part as X-ray beam and for executing radiography. A direction intersecting with X-ray scan direction is defined as a height direction, the apparatus further comprises a radiation area setting part for setting at least one of both ends of width of the X-ray beam in the height direction at a desired position in accordance with the position of an interested area of the object; and the X-ray beam is irradiated only to the radiation area as set by the radiation area setting part with its beam width in height direction restricted by the radiation area restricting part.

METHOD FOR THE DETECTION OF APOPTOSIS

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110065121

Methods for the detection of apoptosis by measuring apoptotic bodies shed by apoptotic cells are provided, as are kits to carry out such methods.

Testing Apparatus for Light-Emitting Devices

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110062317

A sensing module for light-emitting devices includes a circuit board having at least one retaining region configured to retain a optical sensor, at least one circuit configured to electrically connect the optical sensor to an output interface at a front end of the circuit board, a substrate positioned on the circuit board and having at least one aperture exposing the retaining regions, and an optical device positioned on the aperture and configured to collect emitting lights from a light-emitting device to the retaining region through the aperture.

OPERATING SYSTEM BOOTING METHOD, COMPUTER, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110066836

According to one embodiment, a CPU boots a small OS having a function of executing a target application, boots the target application on the booted small OS, and boots a CPU dispatcher for switching an execution OS. The CPU boots a rich OS capable of executing applications larger in number than applications executed by the small OS by using the CPU dispatcher, in a background of the small OS, while causing the target application booted on the small OS to run. After the rich OS is booted, the CPU boots the target application on the booted OS separately from the target application running on the small OS. The CPU passes an execution state of the target application running on the small OS to the target application booted on the rich OS and shifting the execution OS from the small OS to the rich OS.

Patient Monitoring, Diagnosis, And/Or Therapy Systems and Methods

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110061647

Systems and methods involve an implantable device configured to perform at least one cardiac-related function, a patient-external respiratory therapy device, and a communication channel configured to facilitate communication between the implantable device and the respiratory therapy device. The implantable and respiratory therapy devices operate cooperatively via the communication channel to provide one or more of patient monitoring, diagnosis, and therapy. The communication channel may be configured to facilitate communication between an external processing system and at least one of the implantable device and the respiratory therapy device. The processing system is communicatively coupled to at least one of the implantable and respiratory therapy devices via the communication channel to provide one or more of patient monitoring, diagnosis, and therapy.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, UTILIZATION CONSTRAINT METHOD, UTILIZATION CONSTRAINT PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING THE PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110067026

A disclosed information processing system includes an information processing apparatus configured to carry out a function related to printing, an authentication management apparatus configured to carry out a user authentication for enabling a user to request to carry out the function of the information processing apparatus, and a predetermined data transmission path configured to connect the information processing apparatus to the authentication management apparatus, wherein the information processing apparatus carries out a process of the function in response to the request from the user and is enabled to report operation logs to an outside of the information processing apparatus, and any one of the information processing apparatus and the authentication management apparatus determines whether an execution mode of the process required by the user is to be changed based on the operation logs.

BALANCE CIRCUIT AND INVERTER CIRCUIT COMPRISING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110062880

The present invention provides a balance circuit including: a first balance trans having a primary coil and a secondary coil, the primary coil being connected to an output terminal of a first lamp, and the secondary coil being connected to an output terminal of a second lamp and having a current controlled by the primary coil; and a second balance trans having a primary coil and a secondary coil, the primary coil being connected to an output terminal of a third lamp, and the secondary coil being connected to an output terminal of a fourth lamp and having a current controlled by the primary coil connected to the output terminal of the third lamp, wherein the secondary coil of the first balance trans is connected to the primary coil of the second balance trans, and an inverter circuit including the same.

Magnetic rotary device

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110062811

Devices of the invention include a rotor with magnets and a stator with two magnet zones. The end zone of the stator toward which the rotor magnet first approaches has two preferred variants: it can be formed either of one magnet or of a high magnetic permeability material. The other end of the stator is preferably formed of thick magnets.

PROGRAM PARALLELIZATION APPARATUS, PROGRAM PARALLELIZATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM PARALLELIZATION PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2011-03-17

Pub Number: US20110067015

A program parallelization apparatus which generates a parallelized program of shorter parallel execution time is provided. The program parallelization apparatus inputs a sequential processing intermediate program and outputs a parallelized intermediate program. In the apparatus, a thread start time limitation analysis part analyzes an instruction-allocatable time based on a limitation on an instruction execution start time of each thread. A thread end time limitation analysis part analyzes an instruction-allocatable time based on a limitation on an instruction execution end time of each thread. An occupancy status analysis part analyzes a time not occupied by already-scheduled instructions. A dependence delay analysis part analyzes an instruction-allocatable time based on a delay resulting from dependence between instructions. A schedule candidate instruction select part selects a next instruction to schedule. An instruction arrangement part allocates a processor and time to execute to an instruction.