Total 6281 patents for "2011-05-19"

HYPERVISOR FILE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110119669

In general, the present invention provides a computer-implemented hypervisor file system (HVFS) comprising (among other things): a HVFS Manager, a Source File System Implementation, Hypervisor API, and HVFS Driver implemented in conjunction with a set (e.g., one or more) of virtual machines. Running a virtual machine on top of complex software systems like hypervisors allows the virtual machine to be presented with virtual storage devices which operate in the file system abstraction layer, instead of the block device layer traditionally presented by hardware. Doing so allows the file system abstraction to be implemented in the hypervisor, and not in the individual virtual machines, giving the hypervisor much greater access and control over the file system elements used by virtual machines, as well as giving it new capabilities such as sharing file system elements across virtual machines.

PLASTIC FORMULATION AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PLASTIC BOTTLES IN A TWO-STAGE STRETCH BLOW-MOLDING PROCESS

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110115135

An exemplary plastic formulation is disclosed for the production of plastic bottles in a two-stage stretch blow-molding process, and includes at least 60% of HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) having a density of 0.941 g/cm 3 to 0.965 g/cm3 and according to ISO 1133 a melt index 190 C./2.16 kg of 0.1 to 0.9 g/10 min. The HDPE contains a mono-modal or multi-modal HDPE having a second melt index 190 C./21.6 kg of 5 g/10 min to 50 g/10 min according to ISO 1133. A method is disclosed for producing a plastic bottle in a two-stage stretch blow-molding process using the plastic formulation.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ANALYZING SYSTEM EVENTS

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110119219

An apparatus and an associated method facilitate analysis of events associated with a network system. Event occurrence items are compared with event rules of an event rule set to determine whether the items are potentially significant. If considered to be potentially significant, a scorer assigns a score to the event occurrence item to provide a relative indication of the potential significance of the event occurrence item.

METHOD OF FORMING POLYCRYSTALLINE SILICON LAYER, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME, AND METHODS OF FABRICATING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110114961

A method of forming a polycrystalline silicon layer, a thin film transistor (TFT), an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display device having the same, and methods of fabricating the same. The method of forming a polycrystalline silicon layer includes providing a substrate, forming a buffer layer on the substrate, forming an amorphous silicon layer on the buffer layer, forming a groove in the amorphous silicon layer, forming a capping layer on the amorphous silicon layer, forming a metal catalyst layer on the capping layer, and annealing the substrate and crystallizing the amorphous silicon layer into a polycrystalline silicon layer.

Methods and Apparatuses for Selecting a Bolus Delivery Pattern in a Drug Delivery Device

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110118699

Methods, systems and devices for sustained medical infusion of fluids are described. Some implementations describe portable infusion methods, systems and devices for selecting a pattern of fluid delivery. Some implementations describe skin securable insulin dispensing methods, systems and devices for selecting a delivery pattern according to the nutritional characteristics (e.g. glycemic index, GI, fat content, etc.) of caloric intake of the user.

Plant pot holding device

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110113685

A plant pot holding device includes one or more panels each having a number of compartments formed with a wider front portion and a narrower rear portion for detachably engaging with plant pots, the plant pots each include a lower notch for engaging with the lower inclined surface of the panel and an upper engaging surface and a latch for engaging with the panel and for detachably attaching and latching the plant pots to the panel, the panels each include one or more couplers and one or more socket openings for selectively engaging with each other and for detachably coupling the panels together to form various spatial or three-dimensional shapes and for detachably supporting a number of plant pots.

CASCADED AMPLIFIERS WITH TRANSFORMER-BASED BYPASS MODE

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110115565

Cascaded amplifiers with a transformer-based bypass mode are described. In an exemplary design, an apparatus includes first and second amplifiers and a circuit. The first amplifier (e.g., a driver amplifier) provides amplification in a high gain mode and a bypass mode. The second amplifier (e.g., a power amplifier) provides amplification in the high gain mode. The circuit is coupled between the first and second amplifiers and includes a transformer having (i) a primary coil coupled to the first amplifier and (ii) a secondary coil that provides an output signal in the bypass mode. The primary coil may be a load inductor for the first amplifier. The circuit may further include a series combination of a capacitor and a switch coupled in parallel with the primary coil, a switch coupled in series with the secondary coil, and/or a capacitor coupled in parallel with the secondary coil.

Ground Stud Installation on Composite Structures for Electrostatic Charges

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110114356

Apparatus for bleeding electrical charge and methods for installing a ground stud in a composite structure. The apparatus includes a ground stud and a composite structure including a hole. In one embodiment the ground stud engages the hole in the composite structure in a transition fit. In another embodiment the ground stud is countersunk within the composite structure. Embodiments of the present methods include drilling a hole in the composite structure; inserting the ground stud into the hole such that the ground stud is in electrical contact with conductive fibers within the composite structure; securing the ground stud to the composite structure; and attaching a connective device to the ground stud such that the connective device is in electrical contact with the ground stud. In some embodiments the ground stud and the composite structure engage one another in a transition fit. In some embodiments the ground stud includes a pin, and a portion of the pin that contacts the composite structure is non-threaded. In some embodiments the ground stud is countersunk within the composite structure.

CATIONIC SIRNAS, SYNTHESIS AND USE FOR RNA INTERFERENCE

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110118331

The invention relates to cationic siRNAs, characterized in that they are double-stranded RNA fragments, grafted to the ends of which are oligocations, the number of cationic charges grafted being comparable to or greater than that of the anionic charges carried by the internucleoside phosphates of the RNA strands.

Engineered Nucleases and Their Uses for Nucleic Acid Assembly

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110117625

Aspects of the invention provide engineered endonucleases that are characterized by both a long recognition sequence and specific cleavage outside of the recognition site. Engineered endonucleases of the invention are useful for manipulating long pieces of DNA.

IMAGE COMPOSITING VIA MULTI-SPECTRAL DETECTION

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110117532

A video image capture component includes a light source operable in a first spectrum, a first image detector operable in the first spectrum, a second light source operable in a second spectrum, and a second image detector operable in the second spectrum. A filtering component generates a combination image by filtering a first image obtained by the first image detector with a high-contrast filter, resulting in a high-contrast image, and masking a second image obtained by the second image detector using the high-contrast image. A compositing component creates a composite image from the combination image and a selected image. A display component displays the composite image.

OLEFIN FEED PURIFICATION PROCESS

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110118522

A light olefin feed for an olefin conversion process is subjected to a water wash to remove water-soluble contaminants after which the water is separated from the olefin prior to the conversion reaction. The water used for the wash is free of boiler feedwater additives, especially basic nitrogenous additives, which adversely affect catalytic function.

Non-Contacting Sensor Assembly

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110115480

A non-contacting sensor assembly including a connector assembly and a magnet assembly. The connector assembly includes a sensor coupled directly to the end of the terminals of the connector assembly. A sleeve is overmolded around and seals the sensor and the terminals. A capacitor is soldered in a recess in the terminals. The terminals include flexible regions, such as regions of reduced thickness, which reduce the effects of thermal expansion/contraction stresses on the solder. In one embodiment, the sensor assembly is a rotary position sensor assembly in which the magnet assembly is molded into a rotatable drive arm assembly located in a housing, the connector assembly is coupled to the housing, and the sensor extends into the housing and into adjacent relationship with the magnet assembly.

METHODS OF DIAGNOSING AND PROGNOSING LUNG CANCER

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110119776

The present invention provides methods of detecting cancer using biomarkers.

Sensor Interface with Mobile Terminal Satellite Modem and Global Location System

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110116559

A system and method for implementing a low-power local-area network for use with a mobile terminal satellite modem. This low-power local-area network enables sensors on an asset to transmit sensor data to a mobile terminal affixed on the asset. The mobile terminal reports the sensor data along with asset position information to a centralized facility via a communications satellite.

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110115826

An area active drive processing unit (15) obtains liquid crystal data (32) used for driving a liquid crystal panel (11) and LED data (33) used for driving backlight (13) from an input image (31). In order to obtain the LED data (33), the input image (31) is divided into areas, a maximum value Ma and a mean value Me of luminances of pixels in each area are obtained, and a weighted mean of the maximum value Ma and the mean value Me is obtained, thereby obtaining the luminance of an LED (23)-(25) corresponding to each area. A coefficient used for obtaining the weighted mean changes depending on the mean value Me. As the mean value Me increases, the LED luminance increases from the mean value Me at an accelerated rate and approaches the maximum value Ma. As a result, flicker and lowering of luminance in an image display device controlling backlight are prevented.

SYSTEM FOR MANAGING POWER OF PERIPHERAL COMMUNICATIONS BY AUTOMATICALLY CLOSING COMMUNICATIONS CHANNEL IMMEDIATELY AFTER FINISHING A COMMUNICATION WITH A PERIPHERAL DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110119511

An improved method and apparatus manages communications port contention and power consumption for a handheld computer, particularly handheld computers with a communications protocol that boosts power consumption when active, such as an RS-232 protocol. The improved method provides communications channel management that automatically opens the communications channel in response to a wake-up signal sent to a handheld computer from a peripheral device. The computer peripheral device is explicitly and/or implicitly identified. The opened communications channel is closed in response to receiving some data from the peripheral device, and/or after a device timeout expires without the handheld computer receiving data from the computer peripheral device.

PROCESS FOR INDUSTRIAL ISOLATION OF PROPENE

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110118526

A process for the industrial isolation of propene from a gas stream comprising at least propene and propane, which involves contacting of the gas stream with an adsorbent having a porous metal organic framework having at least one at least bidentate organic compound coordinated to at least one metal ion, with the adsorbent becoming laden with propane and the gas stream therefore having an increased proportion of propene, wherein the W least bidentate organic compound is an imidazolate which is unsubstituted or has one or more substituents selected independently from of halogen, C 1-6 -alkyl, phenyl, NH 2 , NH(C 1-6 -alkyl), N(C 1-6 -alkyl) 2 , OH, O-phenyl and OC 1-6 -alkyl.

Player Gaming Console, Gaming Machine, Networked Gaming System and Method

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110118004

Games, networked gaming systems, gaming machines and methods are disclosed that provide various player-centric games and rewards to the casino patrons.

Method and System for Utilizing Tone Grouping With Givens Rotations to Reduce Overhead Associated With Explicit Feedback Information

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110116579

Aspects of a method and system for utilizing tone grouping with Givens rotations to reduce overhead associated with explicit feedback information are presented. In one aspect of the invention, Givens matrices may be utilized to reduce a quantity of information communicated in explicit feedback information via an uplink RF channel. The explicit feedback information may include specifications for a feedback beamforming matrix that may be utilized when transmitting signals via a corresponding downlink RF channel. The feedback beamforming matrix may represent a rotated version of an un-rotated matrix. The Givens matrices may be utilized to apply one or more Givens rotations to un-rotated matrix. The rotated matrix may reduce the quantity of information communicated in the explicit feedback information. The quantity of information communicated in the explicit feedback information may be further reduced by utilizing tone grouping.

INFORMATION SHARING DURING CALLING

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110117941

The present invention relates to information sharing during calling, and specifically discloses a method of sharing information between two calling parties in a wireless communication system, characterized in that the first calling party uses information sharing function activated in a first mobile communication terminal of the first calling party during calling, and automatically takes a second mobile communication terminal of the second calling party as the called party as destination to transmit information in the first mobile communication terminal for sharing.

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110114948

An object is to provide a method for manufacturing, with high yield, a semiconductor device having a crystalline semiconductor layer even if a substrate with low upper temperature limit. A groove is formed in a part of a semiconductor substrate to form a semiconductor substrate that has a projecting portion, and a bonding layer is formed to cover the projecting portion. In addition, before the bonding layer is formed, a portion of the semiconductor substrate to be the projecting portion is irradiated with accelerated ions to form a brittle layer. After the bonding layer and the supporting substrate are bonded together, heat treatment for separation of the semiconductor substrate is performed to provide a semiconductor layer over the supporting substrate. The semiconductor layer is selectively etched, and a semiconductor element is formed and a semiconductor device is manufactured.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING POSITIONS AND ORIENTATIONS OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110118927

A method for controlling an autonomous vehicle includes: Receiving data relating to a plurality of proposed vehicle locations; generating a simulated vehicle path based on the received data; determining a simulated vehicle orientation for at least one point on the simulated vehicle path; presenting at least the simulated vehicle orientation in a user-discernable form; receiving a user verification of the simulated vehicle orientation for at least one point on the simulated vehicle path; and producing approved vehicle control commands from the simulated vehicle path and simulated vehicle orientation, the approved vehicle control commands controlling the autonomous vehicle to follow the simulated vehicle path and the simulated vehicle orientation.

LINEAR WHITE LIGHT SOURCE, AND BACKLIGHT AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110116005

A linear white light source 1 includes a base, a plurality of light emitting diode chips linearly disposed on the base and each generating ultraviolet light having a wavelength of not less than 330 nm nor more than 410 nm, and a phosphor layer continuously formed on the base to cover the plurality of light emitting diode chips and containing a red light emitting phosphor, a green light emitting phosphor, and a blue light emitting phosphor.

METHODS OF COATING EYELASHES AND EYELIDS WITH A LONG-WEARING MASCARA COMPOSITION

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110117043

A method of coating eyelashes and/or eyelids with a cosmetic composition that includes from about 15% to about 50%, by weight, of a film former selected from the group consisting of tall oil glyceride, pentaerythrityl rosinate, glyceryl rosinate, and the hydrogenated versions and mixtures thereof. Further there is from about 0.1% to about 14%, by weight, of a colorant. The cosmetic composition is long lasting and has excellent wear characteristics.

TUBING SECTION

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110114332

The tubing section comprises an outer skin (52 a ) defining at least one perforation (58), an inner skin (54 a ), the inner and outer skins being arranged to define a tubing annulus therebetween and an access device (48) to selectively provide fluid communication between the tubing annulus and a tubing section throughbore.

Method of Forming Metal Interconnect Structures in Ultra Low-K Dielectrics

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110117737

A metal interconnect structure in ultra low-k dielectrics is described having a capped interconnect layer; an interconnect feature with a contact via and a contact line formed in a dielectric layer, where the via is partially embedded into the interconnect layer; and a thin film formed on the dielectric layer and separating the dielectric layer from the contact line. A method of fabricating the interconnect structure is also described and includes forming a first dielectric on a capped interconnect element; forming a thin film over the first dielectric; forming a second dielectric on the thin film; forming a via opening on the second dielectric, the thin film and extending into the first dielectric; forming a line trench on a portion of the second dielectric; and filling the via opening and the line trench with a conductive material for forming a contact via and a contact line, where the contact via is partially embedded in the interconnect element.

MILDLY ALKALINE THIN INORGANIC CORROSION PROTECTIVE COATING FOR METAL SUBSTRATES

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110117381

Disclosed is a neutral to alkaline inorganic chrome-free conversion coating composition that can be applied directly to a metal surface without a phosphatizing pre-treatment and that provides significant corrosion protection to the surface. The conversion coating composition preferably has a pH of from about 6 to 11 and more preferably from 8 to 10. The coating composition includes at least one element from group IVB of the Periodic table and at least one element from group VB of the Periodic Table. Preferably, the coating composition includes from 1 to 7% by weight of the at least one element from group IVB and from 0.20% to 2.00% by weight of the at least one element from group VB. The conversion coating composition is a dry in place coating and being chrome free it does not have the environmental issues associated with chrome-based coatings. The coating composition is very versatile and can accommodate addition of a wide variety of organic coating resins which can be added directly to the coating composition thus eliminating multistep coating processes.

METASTIN DERIVATIVE AND USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110118172

The invention provides a stable metastin derivative having excellent biological activities (a cancer metastasis-inhibiting activity, a cancer proliferation-inhibiting activity, a gonadotropin secretion-promoting activity, a sex hormone secretion-promoting activity, etc.). By replacing the constituent amino acids of metastin with specific amino acids in the metastin derivative of the present invention, the blood stability and solubility of the metastin derivative can be more improved, the gel tendency of the metastin derivative can be reduced, the pharmacokinetics of the metastin derivative can be improved, and the metastin derivative can exhibit an excellent cancer metastasis-inhibiting activity and cancer proliferation-inhibiting activity. The metastin derivative can also exhibit a gonadotropin secretion-inhibiting activity, a sex hormone secretion-inhibiting activity, etc.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-05-19

Pub Number: US20110115555

In an RF tag, a mask ROM or a flash memory is used for storing data such as an ID number. Although the mask ROM can be realized at a low price, rewriting is not possible. In addition, in the flash memory, although electric rewriting is possible, production cost increases. Accordingly, it is difficult to provide an RF tag by which data rewriting is possible at a low price. An RF tag is provided with a power supply circuit having a function to generate a power supply voltage from a weak radio signal and a memory which can hold data stored in a data holding portion by the power supply voltage. With the above structure, a high-performance RF tag capable of rewriting data such as an ID number after production can be provided at a low price.