Total 5865 patents for "2011-04-21"

ROBUST VOICE BROWSER SYSTEM AND VOICE ACTIVATED DEVICE CONTROLLER

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110091023

The present invention relates to a system for acquiring information from sources on a network, such as the Internet. A voice browsing system maintains a database containing a list of information sources, such as web sites, connected to a network. Each of the information sources is assigned a rank number which is listed in the database along with the record for the information source. In response to a speech command received from a user, a network interface system accesses the information source with the highest rank number in order to retrieve information requested by the user.

METHOD OF CHECKING THE AUTHENTICITY OF A DOCUMENT WITH A CO-LAMINATED FABRIC LAYER INSIDE

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110089676

A method to test the authenticity of a document (1), such as an ID, a passport or a card, protected against forgery, wherein it comprises at least an inner co-laminated fabric layer (2) forming an optical watermark. This layer presents cuts, and so separated zones with fabric material and other zones without fabric material, forming well recognizable forms or pictures. Co-laminating one or a plurality of such fabric layers inside of the document body allows to create a multiple watermark having both surface relief and opacity effect, without adding any volume to the body of the document.

Memory and Method of Fabricating the Same

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110089393

A memory, comprising a metal portion, a first metal layer and second metal oxide layer is provided. The first metal oxide layer is on the metal element, and the first metal oxide layer includes N resistance levels. The second metal oxide layer is on the first metal oxide layer, and the second metal oxide layer includes M resistance levels. The memory has X resistance levels and X is less than the summation of M and N, for minimizing a programming disturbance.

Tong Gear Shift System

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110088495

A power tong having a ring gear, a gear train, a motor and a gear shift mechanism. The gear shift mechanism further includes a linear actuator and a shift arm connect to the linear actuator. A drive gear is positioned on a drive shaft extending from the motor and this drive gear includes an upper and lower set of drive teeth having beveled top portions. The shift arm engages the drive gear between the upper and lower set of drive teeth and movement of the linear actuator causes the drive gear to engage one of at least two gears in the gear train.

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, ELECTRODE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE ELEMENT, AND LAMP

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110089401

A semiconductor light-emitting element including a substrate, a laminated semiconductor layer including a light-emitting layer formed over the substrate, one electrode (111) formed over the upper face of the laminated semiconductor layer, and an other electrode formed over the exposed surface of the semiconductor layer, from which the laminated semiconductor layer is partially cut off. The one electrode (111) includes a junction layer (110) and a bonding pad electrode (120) formed to cover the junction layer. The bonding pad electrode has a maximum thickness larger than that of the junction layer, and is composed of one or two or more layers. Slopes (110 c ), (117 c ) and (119 c ), which are made gradually thinner toward the outer circumference, are formed in the outer circumference portions (110 d ) and (120 d ) of the junction layer and the bonding pad electrode. Also disclosed is a method for manufacturing the element and a lamp.

Airborne Laser-Acoustic Mine Detection System

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110088474

A system and method is provided for using acoustical pulses generated from an airborne laser source to locate objects under water. An array of acoustic sensors, such as passive sonobuoys at the ocean surface, is deployed in known or determinable locations by aircraft. Each area surrounded by acoustic sensors comprises a search cell, within which sonar scattering data can be used to locate objects. Following sonobuoy deployment, the aircraft uses the laser to rapidly generate many laser-acoustic pulse sources within each search cell, which in turn generate spherical acoustic pulses traveling through the water. The acoustic sensors receive the acoustic pulses, either on a direct path or on a scattered path after the pulse strikes an underwater object. The sensors record the acoustic signatures of the received pulses and transmit data of the recorded acoustic pulses to a processor such as processor on a nearby ship. The processor transforms the data of the acoustic signatures, together with data of the known locations of the acoustic sensors and the locations of the laser-acoustic pulse sources, into data of a location of the underwater objects.

BIOMARKERS FOR PREDICTING RESPONSE OF ESOPHAGEAL CANCER PATIENT TO CHEMORADIOTHERAPY

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110091871

The present invention relates to novel genetic markers associated with response of a patient with esophageal cancer (ECa) to chemoradiation therapy, and particularly to methods and kits for predicting an ECa patient's response to chemoradiation therapy by genotyping of the markers.

POLYPEPTIDE AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING THE POLYPEPTIDE

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110092427

Disclosed is a novel polypeptide which can inhibit angiogenesis. Also disclosed is use of the polypeptide. The polypeptide comprises at least one amino acid sequence selected from the amino acid sequences depicted in SEQ ID NOs: 1-3, is composed of 120 or less amino acid residues, and has an anti-angiogenic activity. The polypeptide has an anti-angiogenic activity, has a lower molecular weight compared with that of PEDF, and has excellent penetration or absorption into a living body, particularly an affected part in a living body.

PROCESS FOR MAKING A SECONDARY ALCOHOL CLEANING PRODUCT

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110092406

A process for making a useful cleaning product from an alkoxylate of a secondary alcohol which comprises: (a) partially sulfating a secondary alcohol alkoxylate with sulfur trioxide in a falling film sulfation reactor at a molar ratio of sulfur trioxide to secondary alcohol alkoxylate of less than 0.9 to produce a mixture comprising a sulfuric acid ester of the secondary alcohol alkoxylate and secondary alcohol alkoxylate which may comprise at least 50 percent by weight of the sulfuric acid ester of the secondary alcohol alkoxylate, (b) combining the mixture with a neutralizing agent in an amount sufficient to neutralize the sulfuric acid ester, and (c) optionally adding water to yield a useful cleaning product.

Protein Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease Detection

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110091991

Protein biomarkers are selected for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. Samples of Alzheimer's disease are used to find the biomarkers. It is done through methods including 2-dimentional differential in-gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE), isotope-coded protein labeling (ICPL) and western blotting. Through examining density differences of the selected biomarkers, Alzheimer's disease can be early diagnosed or prevented.

DEVELOPING APPARATUS HAVING A SPACER AND A LEAKAGE PREVENTER

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110091241

A developing apparatus includes an organic photo conductor, an OPC frame part to support the organic photo conductor, a developing roller to develop a latent image formed on the organic photo conductor by supplying a developer, a developing roller frame part to support the developing roller, a developer storing part to store the developer and provided with a supplying opening through which the developer is supplied to the developing roller, a spacer removably interposed between the OPC frame part and the developing roller frame part and spacing the OPC frame part from the developing roller frame part such that the organic photo conductor and the developing roller do not contact each other, a leakage preventer removably attached to and sealing the supplying opening, and a connecting part to connect the spacer with the leakage preventer. Thus, the spacer and the leakage preventer are capable of being removed simultaneously.

Generation and Data Management of a Medical Study Using Instruments in an Integrated Media and Medical System

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110093292

In general, a computer-implemented method is described for receiving one or more requests to generate a medical study, retrieving from one or more data repositories one or more medical study instruments, receiving a selection of a particular medical study instrument to use in the medical study, generating by one or more computers a list of one or more research collaborators invited to review the medical study, and generating by one or more computers a list of one of more participants invited to join the medical study. Additionally, the computer-implemented method receives from a patient one or more responses to one or more medical assessment questions; and causes one or more computer systems to associate one or more medical study instruments with the patient, with the association based on the one or more responses of the patient to the one or more medical assessment questions.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT, AND SUBSTRATE

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110090005

A semiconductor device, a semiconductor element, and a substrate are provided, which allow the semiconductor element to be provided with a reduced size when combined. The semiconductor device has a rectangular semiconductor element mounted on a substrate formed with an external input terminal, an external output terminal, and a plurality of wiring patterns connected to each of the external input terminal and the external output terminal. The semiconductor element includes a grayscale voltage generating unit for generating a plurality of grayscale voltages by dividing a reference voltage, a plurality of electrodes for the reference voltage formed in the neighborhood of the grayscale voltage generating unit; and an internal wiring for connecting the grayscale voltage generating unit and the reference voltage electrodes. The substrate includes a wiring pattern for the reference voltage for connecting the external input terminal and the reference voltage electrodes.

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR DISPLAY

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110092126

A surface treatment is performed to reduce a surface energy of respective peripheral edge regions 3 b, 3 b of an adhesion surface 3 a of a display main body 1 and an adhesion surface 3 a of a transparent plate 2 below a surface energy of a region on the inside of the respective peripheral edge regions 3 b, 3 b of the two adhesion surfaces 3 a, 3 a and a surface energy of an adhesive 5 used for adhesion. The display main body 1 and the transparent plate 2 are then disposed such that the two adhesion surfaces 3 a, 3 a oppose each other via a gap, whereupon the adhesive is injected into the gap.

PROCESSING CAPTURED VEHICLE FLUID

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110089120

The present application is directed to a system and method for processing fluid captured from a vehicle surface to provide a desired fluid product. The system includes sensors and control circuitry to determine system fluid volume levels and/or the ambient temperature of the system to safeguard the system against non-requested activation or deactivation.

Porphyrazine Coloring Matter, Ink Composition And Colored Product

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110090278

The present invention relates to a porphyrazine coloring matter represented by the following formula (1) or a salt thereof (wherein, the rings A to D are each independently a benzene ring or a 6-membered ring nitrogen-containing heteroaromatic ring, the number of said heteroaromatic rings is more than 0 and less than 1, E is alkylene, X is an anilino group or the like having at least one sulfo group or the like as a substituent, Y is a substituted monoalkylamino group or the like, b is 0 to 3, c is 0.1 to 3, and the sum of b and c is more than 3 and less than 4). By the present invention, a copper porphyrazine coloring matter suitable for inkjet recording which has a good hue as an cyan ink, is excellent in light fastness, ozone fastness and moisture fastness and does not cause bronze phenomenon can be provided.

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110092032

Provided is a manufacturing methods of a semiconductor device. The methods includes: forming an active layer on a first substrate; bonding a top surface of the active layer with a second substrate and separating the active layer from the first substrate; forming conductive impurity regions corresponding to source and drain regions of the active layer bonded on the second substrate; bonding a third substrate on a bottom surface of the active layer and removing the second substrate; and forming a gate electrode on a top between the conductive impurity regions of the active layer bonded on the third substrate and forming source and drain electrodes on the conductive impurity regions.

Multiply-Substituted Protease Variants

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110091959

Novel enzyme variants including protease variants derived from the DNA sequences of naturally-occurring or recombinant non-human proteases are disclosed. The variant proteases, in general, are obtained by in vitro modification of a precursor DNA sequence encoding the naturally-occurring or recombinant protease to generate the substitution of a plurality of amino acid residues in the amino acid sequence of a precursor protease. Such variant proteases have properties which are different from those of the precursor protease, such as altered wash performance. The substituted amino acid residue correspond to positions 27, 45, 170, 181, 251 and 271 of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subtilisin. Additional variants comprising at least one additional substitution at a position selected from 1, 14, 49, 61, 87, 100, 102, 118, 128, 204 and 258 of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subtilisin are also described.

Gear oil having low copper corrosion properties

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110092401

A gear oil additive composition and gear oil composition comprising a organic polysulfide having at least 30 wt % of a dialkyl polysulfide compound or mixture of dialkyl polysulfide compounds, a thiadiazole; and at least one ashless phosphorus-containing wear inhibitor compound is disclosed as having low yellow corrosion in axles and transmissions.

TECHNIQUES FOR PROCESSING A SUBSTRATE

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110089343

Herein, an improved technique for processing a substrate is disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the technique may be realized as a method for processing a substrate. The method may comprise directing an ion beam comprising a plurality of ions along an ion beam path, from an ion source to the substrate; disposing at least a portion of a mask in the ion beam path, between the ion source and the substrate; and translating one of the substrate and the mask relative to other one of the substrate and the mask.

METAL HALIDE LAMP, AND LIGHTING EQUIPMENT EMPLOYING METAL LAMP

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110089828

Provided is a metal halide lamp that can (i) prevent flicker in an illuminated surface of an arc tube, which is caused by violent movement of an electric arc when the lamp is lit while being tilted, (ii) suppress an early reduction in a luminous flux maintenance factor, and (iii) suppress formation of cracks in an enclosure of the arc tube. The lamp comprises (i) an arc tube 3 that (a) is arranged inside an outer tube 2, (b) has at least one selected from the group consisting of Ce and Pr enclosed therein as a light emitting material, and (c) is made of translucent ceramic, and (ii) a sleeve 4 arranged outside the arc tube 3, so as to surround a part of a discharge space 13 in the arc tube 3 extending between a pair of electrodes 12. The relationship 0.7L/D3 is satisfied in the lamp, with L denoting the inter-electrode distance [mm] and D denoting a largest inner diameter [mm] of a part of the arc tube 3 surrounding the part of the discharge space 13. The relationship R/r0.0019P+2.625 (R/r1) is also satisfied in the lamp, with R denoting an average inner diameter [mm] of a part of the sleeve 4 surrounding the part of the discharge space 13, r denoting an average outer diameter [mm] of the part of arc tube 3, and P denoting a power rating [W] of the lamp.

SYNTHETIC SILICA GLASS WITH UNIFORM FICTIVE TEMPERATURE

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110092354

A method of making a silica glass having a uniform fictive temperature. The glass article is heated at a target fictive temperature, or heated or cooled at a rate that is less than the rate of change of the fictive temperature, for a time that is sufficient to allow the fictive temperature of the glass to come within 3 C. of the target fictive temperature. The silica glass is then cooled from the target fictive temperature to a temperature below the strain point of the glass at a cooling rate that is greater than the relaxation rate of the glass at the target fictive temperature. The silica glass has a fictive temperature that varies by less than 3 C. after the annealing step. A silica glass made by the method is also described.

HEAD REPAIRING APPARATUS AND FLUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110090281

A push latch cam is provided so as to be rotatable integrally with a intermittence gear, a cam driving gear for rotating a wiper support member cam rotates in connection with the rotation of the intermittence gear, and in a range in which the intermittence gear is engaged with a planetary gear, so that the intermittence gear can be rotated, a rotation range of the intermittence gear capable of opening and closing a atmosphere opening valve by the push latch mechanism and a rotation range of the intermittence gear in which the wiper is displaced by the rotation of the wiper support member cam are set in non-overlapped positions.

Addressable LED Light String

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110089852

An addressable light strand having a controller and a plurality of light modules, with a further plurality of lights. The control module includes a rectifier configured to provide the power output; and a control circuit configured to provide a data output. The plurality of light modules are connected in series. Each of the plural light modules has a zener diode that has an anode and a cathode, the anode is coupled to the power output of the control module and the cathode is coupled to an anode of a next serially connected light module. The light module also includes a semiconductor device having at least a power connection and a ground connection. The power connection is connected to the cathode of the zener diode and the ground connection is coupled to the anode of the zener diode.

REGENERATION REACTOR OF CO2 CAPTURE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110088557

A regeneration reactor of a CO 2 capture system is disclosed. According to an embodiment of the present invention, in the CO 2 capture system comprising a capture reactor selectively adsorbing CO 2 by bringing a CO 2 -containing gas supplied from the outside into contact with a solid adsorbent, and a regeneration reactor separating the adsorbed CO 2 from the solid adsorbent adsorbed with the CO 2 , the regeneration reactor includes a chamber having an inverted truncated cone shape being widened toward an upper part and narrowed toward a lower part, such that a pressure in the regeneration reactor is constantly maintained through the whole part and accordingly, a flow velocity in the chamber can be constantly maintained.

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS THAT SENDS IMAGE DATA TO EXTERNAL SERVER, CONTROL METHOD FOR IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110090531

An image processing apparatus that can store a plurality of operations and easily import a template prescribing operations of the image processing apparatus to change GUI definitions. Property information is set which is for setting accompanying information added to image data sent to a server, and has a name part and a value part in which a name and a value, respectively, of the accompanying information are defined. Whether or not information indicative of a second name and information indicative of a second value are included in the value part is determined. When the information indicative of the second name and the information indicative of the second value are included in the value part, the name defined in the name part is converted to the second name, and the value defined in the value part is converted to the second value. The second name and the second value are displayed.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING MOISTURE IN BUILDING MATERIALS

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110093217

A moisture sensor system is described. In one embodiment, the provides an adjustable threshold level for the sensed moisture level. The adjustable threshold allows the moisture sensor to adjust to ambient conditions, aging of components, and other operational variations while still providing a relatively sensitive detection capability. In one embodiment, the adjustable threshold moisture sensor is used in an intelligent sensor system that includes one or more intelligent sensor units and a base unit that can communicate with the moisture sensor units. When one or more of the moisture sensor units detects a excess moisture the moisture sensor unit communicates with the base unit and provides data regarding the moisture condition. The base unit can contact a supervisor or other responsible person by a plurality of techniques, such as, telephone, pager, cellular telephone, Internet (and/or local area network), etc. In one embodiment, one or more wireless repeaters are used between the moisture sensor units and the base unit to extend the range of the system and to allow the base unit to communicate with a larger number of sensors.

METHOD FOR MAKING CONTOURED DECORATIVE GRASS

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110089598

Method for producing decorative grass, such as Easter grass, from a material, wherein the strips of decorative grass have a decorative pattern thereon. The decorative pattern may be printed material and/or embossed patterns thereon, or the decorative pattern may be a non-linear side edge that provides the decorative grass with a contoured configuration.

FABRICATION OF OPTICAL FILTERS INTEGRATED WITH INJECTION MOLDED MICROLENSES

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110090570

Injection molding of monolithically integrated optical components is disclosed. In one embodiment, an injection molding system includes a moldplate having an array of specially designed cavities. In at least one cavity, different types of photo-curable optical materials are injected in an ordered sequence. In a first instance, a lens material is injected into the cavity and subsequently cured to form a predetermined lens element at the base of the cavity. In a second instance, a filter material is injected into the cavity above the already formed lens element. The filter material is also cured, and an optical filter is formed stacked onto the lens element and contained within sidewall of the cavity. In this manner, a complex optical component having an optical filter automatically aligned with, and monolithically integrated into, a lens element is readily formed in a single injection molding process.

SINGLE USE SYRINGE

Pub Date: 2011-04-21

Pub Number: US20110092902

A no leak single use syringe has a needle (26) which retracts into the plunger (15) after use, and when the needle (26) is retracted, the syringe is sealed to prevent any liquid still on or in the needle from leaking from the syringe. A pierceable seal (17) across the front of the plunger (15) is self-sealing to prevent any liquid leaking from the front of the syringe, and the distal end (67) of the plunger seals against the rear of the barrel (71) of the syringe to prevent leakage from the rear.