Total 5388 patents for "2011-03-24"

Steering Mechanism for Belt Unit

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110070001

A belt unit includes a belt that is rotated, a belt comprising a rib formed on an inner periphery thereof, a plurality of supporting rollers configured to support the belt rotatably, a steering roller configured to contact with the inner periphery of the belt, a sensing roller configured to rotate in contact with the rib and a transmission configured to transmit a rotation of the sensing roller to the steering roller and configured to change an angle of the steering roller with respect to an axis of rotation of the belt.

Laser-perforated intra-parenchymal micro-probe

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110071425

Apparatus and methods in which very small volumes of biological fluid-borne material, particularly large molecules such as proteins, may be selectively extracted from or delivered to interstitial fluid (in vivo or in vitro) by means of intra-parenchymal micro-probes inserted in the brain. The primary use of the micro-probe is in neuroscience research, clinical diagnostics or treatment of epilepsy and other neurological conditions; it may also be applied to other organs and biological systems. Eventual human clinical applications may include neurosurgical monitoring, functional tracking of devices or materials introduced in a surgical procedure, or cerebro-spinal fluid sampling.

ACCELEROMETER TAP DETECTION TO INITIATE NFC COMMUNICATION

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110070829

A communications device, method and system include a processor and a Near Field Communications (NFC) circuit connected to the processor and configured to communicate using an NFC communications protocol. An accelerometer is connected to the processor and configured to generate a signal to the processor upon a tapping engagement with an NFC enabled device. In response, the processor activates the NFC circuit to transmit or receive data with the NFC enabled device using the NFC communications protocol.

Genetically modified plants having desirable traits

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110072537

A method for genetically modifying a turfgrass plant cell such that a plant, produced from said cell, is characterized as having modulated brassinolide activity as compared with a wild-type plant, said method comprising: introducing at least one exogenous BAS1 polynucleotide, homologue or functional fragment thereof, into a plant cell to obtain a transformed plant cell; and growing the transformed plant cell under conditions which permit expression of BAS1 gene product, homologue or functional fragment thereof, thereby producing a plant having modulated brassinolide activity, wherein the plant cell is a turf grass cell wherein said genetically modified plant further comprising a drought resistance, salt resistance, insect resistance and the like.

Systems and Methods of Accurate Control of Battery Pre-charge Current

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110068735

Systems and methods for accurate control of battery pre-charge current use external charge FET external discharge FET for accurate control of battery pre-charge current. A low V forward diode or other component and series resistor form a parallel path around the discharge FET. It is preferable for the component to have a voltage drop significantly less than that of the parasitic diode in the FET when carrying current in one direction and substantially higher voltage drop in the other direction. During a pre-charge condition, the discharge FET is turned off, and a servo amplifier monitors the voltage across the series resistor. The servo amplifier controls the gate of the charge FET such that a desired current is flowing from the charger to the battery.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE HIGH-PRESSURE TREATMENT OF PRODUCTS

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110070341

The present disclosure relates to a device for the high-pressure treatment of products, particularly of packaged foodstuffs. The device comprises a high-pressure chamber and a discharge valve for discharging high-pressure medium out of the high-pressure chamber. The invention is characterized in that a controllable actuator is provided for adjusting the rate of the pressure decrease in the high-pressure chamber at least over a predetermined pressure range. The disclosure also relates to a method for the high-pressure treatment of products, wherein pressure decrease takes place in a first phase and in a second phase, and the mean pressure decrease rate in the first phase is higher than in the second phase.

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT OF A CAPACITY OPTIMIZED STORAGE SYSTEM INCLUDING A DETERMINER

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110071980

A system for storing data comprises a performance storage unit and a performance segment storage unit. The system further comprises a determiner. The determiner determines whether a requested data is stored in the performance storage unit. The determiner determines whether the requested data is stored in the performance segment storage unit in the event that the requested data is not stored in the performance storage unit.

Crown molding scales

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110067544

The invention is comprised of a series of dimensional scales (linear measuring device) on the top surface of a miter saw table. The scales allow for measurements to be located or obtained on the saw table relative to the saw fence and relative to the saw blade. The scales may replace the need for a hand held tape measure or ruler for measuring or marking the saw table surface when cutting crown molding or other materials. The scales could be placed on or in a saw during production by a manufacturer. The scales could be placed on or in a material to be placed on a saw during production by a manufacturer. The scales could be placed on or in a material to be placed on an existing saw.

HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110070396

A honeycomb structure 100 includes porous partition walls 3 via which a plurality of cells 2 constituting through channels for a fluid are partitioned; and an outer peripheral wall positioned in the outermost periphery of the structure. Open frontal areas of predetermined cells 2 in an end face 11 of the structure on a fluid inlet side thereof and open frontal areas 5 of remaining cells 2 in an end face 12 of the structure on a fluid outlet side thereof are provided with plugged portions 5. Bubbles 6 are formed in the plurality of plugged portions 5, and the center of each of the bubbles 6 is positioned in a predetermined region 8 of each of the plugged portions 5 along the central axis direction thereof.

MEMORY SYSTEM INCLUDING NON-VOLATILE STORAGE MEDIA, COMPUTING SYSTEM INCLUDING MEMORY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING MEMORY SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110072188

In one aspect, meta data corresponding to a non-volatile storage media is read from the non-volatile storage media. Meta data to be updated is detected from the read meta data. Based on the read meta data and the detected meta data to be updated, storage areas of the non-volatile storage media are invalidated.

BATTERY ELECTRODE SUBSTRATE, AND ELECTRODE EMPLOYING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110070362

An electrode substrate for a battery has nickel applied as a coat on the surface of a base constituted of crossing of a plurality of fibers including a core formed of synthetic resin and a coating of synthetic resin having a softening temperature lower than the softening temperature of the synthetic resin forming the core. The electrode substrate has the fibers of the base fusion-bonded at a cross point by heat treatment. The ratio of the coating occupying a II-II cross section of the fiber cross point is larger than the ratio of the coating occupying a fiber cross section (III-III cross section) at a site other than at the cross point.

NOVEL GAMMA-SECRETASE INHIBITOR

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110071224

It is intended to provide a novel compound that has an excellent -secretase inhibitory effect and specifically inhibits A production.

RADIATION INSPECTION APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110069813

A radiation inspection apparatus includes a conveying unit configured to convey a sheet-like sample, a radiation source configured to emit radiation to the sheet-like sample, a line sensor configured to measure a physical property of the sheet-like sample, the liner sensor disposed to be opposed to the radiation source across the sheet-like sample, and a gas ejecting unit configured to eject gas to the sheet-like sample to reduce vertical conveyance swinging produced by a tension of the sheet-like sample, the gas ejecting unit placed in close proximity to at least one side face of the line sensor.

APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR TREATING WASTEWATER

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110068058

An apparatus for treating wastewater is provided, which comprises a biological reaction tank and a membrane separation device. The membrane separation device is provided outside the biological reaction tank. A mixing device is provided inside the biological reaction tank and an aeration device is provided inside the membrane separation device or inside a container for loading the membrane separation device. The biological reaction tank is connected to the membrane separation device or the container for loading the membrane separation device through a pipeline. A process using the apparatus for treating wastewater is also provided.

SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110068336

An object is to provide a thin film transistor and a method for manufacturing the thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor with a controlled threshold voltage, high operation speed, a relatively easy manufacturing process, and sufficient reliability. An impurity having influence on carrier concentration in the oxide semiconductor layer, such as a hydrogen atom or a compound containing a hydrogen atom such as H 2 O, may be eliminated. An oxide insulating layer containing a large number of defects such as dangling bonds may be formed in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer, such that the impurity diffuses into the oxide insulating layer and the impurity concentration in the oxide semiconductor layer is reduced. The oxide semiconductor layer or the oxide insulating layer in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer may be formed in a deposition chamber which is evacuated with use of a cryopump whereby the impurity concentration is reduced.

Chemical Compounds 572

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110071194

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MACHINE FOR FITTING AND REMOVING TIRES

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110067818

Machine for fitting and removing a tire (1) from a rim (2) of a wheel (3). The machine comprises a frame (10), a rotating table (11) in order to attach the wheel thereto by its rim and to rotate the rim about its axis (Y), and a tool (12) for fitting and/or removing the tire from the rim. The tool (12) is connected to the frame (10) by means of a movable structure (20) capable of moving the tool (12) horizontally and vertically to its working position situated close to the proximal edge (4) of the rim (2) when the wheel (3) is mounted on the rotating table (11). The movable structure (20) comprises four arms (A, B, C, D) connected together in twos by means of four pivots (p, q, r, s) the axes (X1, X2, X3, X4) of which are parallel with one another. One of the arms (A) is secured to the frame (10) and the tool (12) is connected to one of the other arms (B, C, D). The tool (12) can therefore be moved, horizontally and vertically, exclusively by means of rotary connections between the tool (12) and the frame (10). Moreover, the lever arm between the tool (12) and the movable structure (20) is constant and can be relatively short, irrespective of the diameter of the rim (2).

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MENISCAL REPAIR

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110071549

A cleat for securing suture to tissue, the cleat comprising an elongated body having a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end having a distal slot extending proximally into the elongated body, and the proximal end having a proximal slot extending distally into the body; the distal slot comprising a wide section and a narrow section, wherein the wide section has a width such that the suture is slidably accommodated therein and the narrow section has a width such that the suture is bound therein, and further wherein the wide section is disposed distally of the narrow section. A method for securing a first object to a second object, the method comprising providing a suture and a plurality of cleats slidably mounted on the suture; passing one end of the suture and a first cleat through the first object and the second object; tensioning the suture so as to secure the suture to the first cleat; passing a subsequent portion of the suture and a second cleat through the first object and the second object; and tensioning the suture so as to secure the suture to the second cleat.

Hearing Aid

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110069852

A hearing aid (10) having an active occlusion reduction system (50) that counteracts occluded sounds generated within the volume (24) of the ear canal (20) that is not blocked when the hearing aid (10), or an ear piece thereof, is inserted into the ear canal (20) and an AOR transducer (44, 52) that has a flattened frequency response for low frequency portions of the occlusion sounds to enable a wide range of frequency response by the active occlusion reduction system (50). The low frequency portions of the occlusion sounds may be in the range of 10-100 Hz.

MACHINE TOOL, PARTICULARLY FOR MILLING A TURBOCHARGER COMPRESSOR IMPELLER

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110067240

The present invention relates to a machine tool and a corresponding method for machining, in particular for turning and milling, a workpiece having a central bore, said machine tool comprising a tool holder for holding a tool, a work rest for seating the workpiece, a work mounting for holding the workpiece in place, and a drive means for rotating the workpiece about a central rotation axis, wherein the work rest has an arbor for attaching the workpiece, such that a section of the arbor projects into the central bore on a first side of the workpiece, and wherein the work mounting has a counter-holder movable in the direction of the bore axis of the central bore for applying a contact pressure, acting in the direction of the bore axis, to the workpiece on a second side opposite the first side.

FACILITATION OF A CONFERENCE CALL

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110069140

There is provided a system for facilitating a conference call. The system includes a module to generate a real-time voiceprint from a voice input of a participant in the conference call, and a module to provide information indicative of the participant based on the real-time voiceprint.

THERAPEUTIC PYRAZOLOQUINOLINE UREA DERIVATIVES

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110071140

The invention provides a novel chemical series of formula I, as well as methods of use thereof for binding to the benzodiazepine site of the GABA A receptor and modulating GABA A , and use of the compound of formula I for the treatment of GABA A receptor associated disorders. The general structure of formula I is shown below:

Gunshot Detection Sensor with Display

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110069585

A system for locating and identifying an acoustic event such as gunfire. The inventive system employs a plurality of man wearable acoustic sensors for detecting gunfire, each acoustic sensor having a display associated therewith for displaying information concerning the acoustic event to a user. In preferred embodiments, the sensor includes a microphone for receiving acoustic information; an A/D converter; a processor for processing the digitized signal to detect a gunshot and determine a time of arrival; a GPS receiver for determining the position of the acoustic sensor; and a network interface for bidirectional communication with a system server. Preferably the display comprises: an LCD; and an electronically readable compass. When the display and acoustic sensor are in separate housings, the acoustic sensor includes a transmitter and the display includes a receiver for transferring the gunshot information.

INVENTORY FILTERING SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110071927

A system, method and computer program product for inventory filtering includes filtering one or more inventory items offered for sale. A primary list of the inventory items from a primary logistics information database may be obtained. A first restriction requirement based on the primary list may be generated. A second list may be generated pertaining to the inventory items and may include a list of one or more internally generated second restriction parameters different than any parameters used to establish the first restriction requirement. A second restriction requirement may be generated based on the second list. A combined restriction requirement may be generated based on any combination of the first restriction requirement and the second restriction requirement. The sale of the item may be restricted based on the combined restriction requirement.

Method and Apparatus for Providing LED Package with Controlled Color Temperature

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110068695

An optical device capable of illuminating visual light with adjusting color temperature after fabrication is disclosed. The optical device includes a solid state light emitter and a phosphor layer, which is formed over the solid state light emitter. The solid state light emitter, which can be a light emitter diode (LED), converts electrical energy to blue light. The phosphor layer subsequently converts first light with a first wavelength to second light with a second wavelength. In one example, the first light is blue light while the second light is white light. A portion of the phosphor layer is adjusted after the phosphor layer is formed for adjusting color of the white light in accordance with color quality of the light detected by a light detector.

(D)-ALLOSE INDUCING PROGRAMMED CELL DEATH IN HORMONE REFRACTORY PROSTATE CANCER LINES

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110071094

The present disclosure relates allose inducing programmed cell death in hormone refractory prostate cancer cell lines. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to a D-allose inducing programmed cell death in hormone refractory prostate cancer cell line of DU145 in dose-dependent manner by repressing cell growth and inhibiting cell cycle as well as by reducing expression of caspase-3 and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP).

ELECTROSURGICAL SYSTEM TO GENERATE A PULSED PLASMA STREAM AND METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110071517

An electrosurgical system to generate a pulsed plasma stream and method thereof are provided. The system includes an electrosurgical generator coupled to an electrical power source to supply power for the electrosurgical system; a plasma generator including a noble gas conduit and an electrode disposed with the noble gas conduit, the electrode operatively coupled to the electrosurgical generator to selectively receive electrical energy therefrom such that the electrode at least partially ionizes a carrier gas feed to the noble gas conduit to create a plasma discharge; and a flow controller coupled to the noble gas conduit to pulse the flow of the carrier gas from a gas source to the noble gas conduit such that when the electrode is energized pulses of plasma discharge are generated at the surgical site.

AQUARIUM FILTER SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110068055

An aquarium filter system mainly has a base and an uprightly mounted filtering cylinder; the filtering cylinder is provided therein with a pump unit, it can be optionally used to spray forceful water jet on the surface board of the base or to pump air into the filtering cylinder to form air bubbles in water in the filtering cylinder; after filtering, seawater in an aquarium can be kept clean.

FLEXIBLE DIRECTIONAL DRILLING APPARATUS AND RELATED METHODS

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110067925

A bottom hole assembly to directionally drill a subterranean formation includes a drill bit, a stabilizer assembly located proximate to and behind the drill bit, a drilling assembly comprising a drive mechanism and a directional mechanism, and a flex housing integral with the drilling assembly.

Multi-touch sensing display apparatus

Pub Date: 2011-03-24

Pub Number: US20110069039

A multi-touch sensing display apparatus is provided. The multi-touch sensing display apparatus may include a back light unit, a display panel, a sensor unit on a display surface of the display panel, and a touch light source unit providing light to be diffused by a touch of a user so that the sensor unit senses the touch of the user. The touch light source unit may include a touch light source and a transparent light guide plate. The transparent light guide plate may include a light guiding unit and a plurality of light emitting units integrally formed with each other as a single body, wherein the light guiding unit guides light from the touch light source to an inside thereof, and the plurality of light emitting units protrudes from the light guiding unit and emits light from the light guiding unit.