Total 6535 patents for "2011-05-26"

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC TONER

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110123916

A decolorable electrophotographic toner, containing a color former compound, a color developing agent, a binder resin, and a release agent, wherein the toner has a pH of from 6 to 9 when dispersed in water with a pH of from 5.5 to 7 at a mass ratio of toner/water of 1/10.

ACTIVE ELECTRODE STATE CONTROL SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110125217

A method and system for charge imbalance compensation in a stimulating medical device is provided. The stimulating medical device includes at least one electrode contact configured for providing stimulation to a recipient. A charge imbalance compensation system in the stimulating medical device measures any residual charge remaining on the electrode contact that may result from an imbalance in the applied stimulation. If the measured residual charge exceeds a threshold, the charge imbalance compensation system causes a compensator current to be applied to reduce the residual charge. This residual charge may be measured by measuring a potential difference between the electrode contact and a reference electrode; or, by measuring a potential difference across a capacitor in-series with the electrode contact.

HIGH DISPERSION DIFFRACTION GRATING INCLUDING MULTIPLE HOLOGRAPHIC OPTICAL ELEMENTS

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110122469

A multi-element diffraction grating is disclosed. The multi-element diffraction grating may be configured to diffract incident radiation with high dispersion using at least two holographic optical elements. The multi-element diffraction grating may include a first volume phase grating that is one of the holographic optical elements. The multi-element diffraction grating may also include at least one additional volume phase grating that is the second holographic optical element. The first volume phase grating and each of the additional volume phase gratings may be positioned relative to each other such that the radiation propagates through and is diffracted by the first volume phase grating and each of the additional volume phase gratings.

Inhalant Formulation Containing Sulfoalkyl Ether Cyclodextrin and Corticosteroid

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110123518

An inhalable formulation containing SAE-CD and corticosteroid is provided. The formulation is adapted for administration to a subject by nebulization with any known nebulizer. The formulation can be included in a kit. The formulation is administered as an aqueous solution; however, it can be stored as a dry powder, ready-to-use solution, or concentrated composition. The formulation is employed in an improved nebulization system for administering corticosteroid by inhalation. SAE-CD present in the formulation significantly enhances the chemical stability of budesonide. A method of administering the formulation by inhalation is provided. The formulation can also be administered by conventional nasal delivery apparatus.

ANTI-KICKBACK INSERTABLE CHAIN AND REPLACEABLE TEETH THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110120280

An anti-kickback saw chain including a plurality of links each having an upstream end and a downstream end relative to a direction of travel of the chain is provided. The anti-kickback saw chain comprises a holding link having a first side and a second side, a replaceable tooth adapted to be removably mounted on the downstream end of the holding link, and a safety drive link. The upstream end of the safety drive link is pivotally connected to the downstream end of the first side of the holding link. The safety drive link includes a safety lobe effective to prevent the tooth from being dislodged from the holding link during chain travel, and a substantially flat upper edge.

System and Method for Transmission of Data

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110125862

A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.

ACCOUNT LEVEL LIQUIDITY SURCHARGE DETERMINATION

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110125564

Methods, computer readable media, and apparatuses for measuring, calculating, analyzing, and using account level profitability metrics are presented. Various statistics may be collected and compiled into a table, and profitability of one or more financial accounts may be determined at the account level. A prediction model may be created and used to determine the probability of an early balance payoff. An account-level liquidity surcharge may be imposed in anticipation of or as a result of an early balance payoff. Financial accounts may be classified on a variety of bases, and the results may be presented in a report.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING EMERGENCY CALL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK, AND BASE STATION

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110124312

A system and method for performing an emergency call is disclosed that can reduce inter-cell interference. A wireless communication system for performing an emergency call includes an emergency call mobile station for requesting the emergency call; a relay mobile station for relaying the emergency call request to a serving base station; a serving base station for receiving the emergency call request via the relay mobile station, determining an emergency call transmission resource, and requesting its ambient base stations so as not to use the determined emergency call transmission resource; and ambient base stations for preventing the use of the area of the transmission resource, to which the emergency call transmission resource is allocated.

HEAT EXCHANGER HAVING A VORTEX TUBE FOR CONTROLLED AIRFLOW APPLICATIONS

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110120677

A heat exchanger device is provided. The device includes, but is not limited to, a vortex tube and a hollow tube. The vortex tube includes, but is not limited to, a fluid supply tube connected with a swirl chamber, an inlet of a first inner tube connected with an outlet of the swirl chamber and an inlet of a second inner tube connected with the outlet of the swirl chamber, an internal heat exchanger, wherein an inlet of the internal heat exchanger is connected with an outlet of the first inner tube, and a nozzle connected with the outlet of the first inner tube and the inlet of the internal heat exchanger. The hollow tube is connected with an inlet of the nozzle.

MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR CORRECTING OVERLAY MEASUREMENT ERROR

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110125440

A measurement system and a measurement method, which can obtain a measurement value close to a true value considering an overlay measurement error according to a higher order regression analysis model. The measurement system and the measurement method provide a technique for determining optimal positions of shots to be measured using an optimal experimental design. When the regression analysis model and the number of shots to be measured are determined in advance, a method is used for determining an optimal number of shots to be measured according to the regression analysis model and process dispersion using a confidence interval estimating method. A dynamic sampling method is used for dynamically changing the number and positions of shots to be measured according to a change in process features by combining the above two methods. And, when erroneous data is detected, or when measured data is missing, a robust regression analysis method and a technique for filtering the erroneous data and the missing data are used.

Thread folding tool

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110126202

A computer-implemented method of performing runtime analysis on and control of a multithreaded computer program. One embodiment of the present invention can include identifying threads of a computer program to be analyzed. Under control of a supervisor thread, a plurality of the identified threads can be folded together to be executed as a folded thread. The execution of the folded thread can be monitored to determine a status of the identified threads. An indicator corresponding to the determined status of the identified threads can be presented in a user interface that is presented on a display.

HIGH ACID BEVERAGE PRODUCTS AND METHODS TO EXTEND PROBIOTIC STABILITY

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110123677

Beverage products are disclosed comprising at least one fruit juice, at least one sweetener, probiotic bacteria, and beta-glucan, where the beverage product has a pH of at most 4.5 and an acid level of 0.5%-1.0%. In certain exemplary and non-limiting embodiments, the beverage product has the characteristic that if tested after 45 days of storage in hermetically sealed individually sized 12 fl. oz. PET vessels stored in the dark or in otherwise UV shielded conditions at a refrigeration temperature of 35 F. the beverage product has an increased shelf life when compared to the same beverage product without beta glucan. Methods are provided for making such beverage products with extended probiotic stability.

METHOD FOR DETERMINING SUMOYLATION

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110124011

The present invention relates to a method for determining SUMOylation and utilizing said SUMOylation patterns for identifying specific interaction between different binding partners. In another aspect, the present invention relates to systems allowing the determination of SUMOylation and for determining specific interaction between binding partners. Furthermore, the present invention relates to vectors and proteins relating to SUMOylation.

TURBIDITY SUPPRESSION BY OPTICAL PHASE CONJUGATION USING A SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110122416

A detector of light transmitted through a turbid medium, comprising: one or more Digital Optical Phase Conjugation (DOPC) devices, wherein the DOPC devices include (1) a sensor for detecting input light that has been transmitted through the turbid medium and inputted on the sensor; and (2) a spatial light modulator (SLM) for outputting, in response to the input light detected by the sensor, output light that is an optical phase conjugate of the input light.

MULTIPLE ILLUMINATIONS AUTOMATIC WHITE BALANCE DIGITAL CAMERAS

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110122284

A multiple source automatic white balancing method includes performing a first image processing on a subject image and generating a first processed image; performing a second image processing on the subject image and generating a second processed image; and generating a third processed image by blending the first and second processed images together based on an output of an outdoor weight map function.

ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS WITH IMPROVED SEPARATOR AND ELECTROLYTE

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110123875

An electrochemical cell is described. The electrochemical cell includes an anode, a cathode, a separator between said anode and said cathode, and an electrolyte. The electrolyte includes a salt dissolved in an organic solvent. The separator in combination with the electrolyte has an area specific resistance less than 2 ohm-cm 2 . The electrochemical cell has an interfacial anode to cathode ratio of less than about 1.1.

Using EGFRvIII to Identify and Target Cancer Stem Cells

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110123533

A set of markers for cancer stem cells are provided. The cells can be prospectively isolated or identified from primary tumor samples, and possess the unique properties of cancer stem cells in functional assays for tumor initiation, cancer stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. In addition, cancer stem cells can be used as a predictor for disease progression. The CSC have the phenotype of being positive for expression of CD133, and for EGFRvIII. In another embodiment of the invention, compositions are provided of a bispecific reagent that recognizes CD133 and EGFRvIII, including bispecific antibodies, which are optionally conjugated to a detectable marker, chemotherapeutic agent are radionuclide for imaging or therapy.

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110122456

An image processing apparatus includes: a memory unit; a read-out image processing unit that performs read-out image processing on input image data and stores the image data on which the image processing has been performed in the memory unit; an output attribute determining unit that performs determination image processing on the image data stored in the memory unit and determines an attribute of the image data on which the determination image processing has been performed; an output image processing unit that performs output image processing on the image data according to the determined attribute; and an output unit that outputs the image data on which the output image processing has been performed by the output image processing unit.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING NEAR DUPLICATE VIDEOS USING PERCEPTUAL VIDEO SIGNATURES

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110122255

Methods and apparatus for detection and identification of duplicate or near-duplicate videos using a perceptual video signature are disclosed. The disclosed apparatus and methods (i) extract perceptual video features, (ii) identify unique and distinguishing perceptual features to generate a perceptual video signature, (iii) compute a perceptual video similarity measure based on the video edit distance, and (iv) search and detect duplicate and near-duplicate videos. A complete framework to detect unauthorized copying of videos on the Internet using the disclosed perceptual video signature is disclosed.

CLEAN ROOM-SUITABLE LINEAR GUIDE

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110120339

A linear guide including a rail and a carriage joined to an application platform by a plurality of screws, wherein at least one of the plurality of screws is a vacuum screw with an axial channel through which particles can be vacuumed out of an air gap between the rail and the carriage.

METHODS FOR CLOSING A GASTROTOMY

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110124964

A surgical instrument for forming a gastrotomy. In various embodiments, the surgical instrument may comprise a hollow tip for attachment to a distal end of a tubular member such as an endoscope. In other embodiments, the hollow tip is integrally formed on the distal end of the endoscope. The hollow tip is configured such that when it is brought into contact with the inner layer of tissue in the stomach, the tissue is caused to stretch. A hole-forming device may be passed through the hollow tip to pierce through the stretched inner layer and adjacent outer layers of tissue to form a passageway therethrough for permitting surgical procedures to be performed therethrough. After the surgical procedures are performed through the passageway, the hollow tip is removed from contact with the inner layer of tissue to permit the inner layer of tissue to relax and to cause the holes formed through the inner layer and outer layers of tissue to be offset from each other.

Y-Decoder and Decoding Method Thereof

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110122721

A Y-decoder includes a selection unit and a Y-MUX. The selection unit is coupled to the memory array for selecting the column lines. The Y-MUX is coupled to the selection unit for supplying a voltage to the selected column line. The Y-MUX includes a first switch, a second switch, a third switch and a fourth switch coupled in parallel. The first switch and the second switch are respectively for receiving a first shielding voltage and a second shielding voltage. The third switch and the fourth switch are respectively for receiving a first sensing voltage and a second sensing voltage.

WATER HEATING CONTROL AND STORAGE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110123179

A water heating control and storage system, including an insulated tank for containing water to be heated. The tank has at least two heating elements, including an upper heating element and a lower heating element. An operation control device receives a demand response signal and enables each element to independently heat water for usage. A method for controlling a water heating storage system includes providing an insulated tank for containing water to be heated; providing an upper heating element with a thermostat and thermal limiting device and a lower heating element with a thermostat and thermal limiting device to heat upper and lower portions of water inside the tank; and providing a pair of switches for enabling each of the heating elements to independently heat upper and lower portions of the water for usage.

Active compound combinations

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110124501

The present invention relates to active compound combinations, in particular within a fungicide composition, which comprises (A) a thiazol-4-carbonic acid ester of formula (I) and a further fungicidally active compound (B). Moreover, the invention relates to a method for curatively or preventively controlling the phytopathogenic fungi of plants or crops, to the use of a combination according to the invention for the treatment of seed, to a method for protecting a seed and not at least to the treated seed.

INTERNET SITE SECURITY SYSTEM AND METHOD THERETO

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110126285

The present invention discloses an internet site security system and method thereof. That is, the present invention comprises a browser execution module which executes the browser for providing a work-performing environment on the internet site according to the selection of a user; a memory protection module which, according to the execution of the browser, prevents an external module from accessing a memory area allocated to the browser and detects whether the memory area is tampered or not and whether the executing code is tampered or not; and a browser protection module which prevents another process or module from debugging the browser execution module according to the execution of the browser, and distinguishing several modules loaded to the memory area into acceptable modules and unacceptable modules, and thereby is able to provide a secure electronic transaction based environment against a malicious attack.

METHOD FOR BIODIESEL BLENDING DETECTION BASED ON RELATIVE AIR-TO-FUEL RATIO ESTIMATION

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110125383

A method is provided for biodiesel blending detection in an internal combustion engine that includes, but is not limited to a first evaluation of the relative air-to-fuel ratio (RAFR) by means of a first sensor whose output whose output is representative of the actual RAFR value, in order to use such first evaluation as a reference value, a second evaluation of the relative air-to-fuel ratio (RAFR) performed measuring mass air flow (MAF), injected fuel quantity (Q fuel ) and stoichiometric air-to-fuel (A/F) ST ratio of petrodiesel and carrying out said second evaluation by means of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) of the engine, and determining discrepancies of values obtained from the second evaluation compared with values obtained from the first evaluation.

CURRENT CONVERTING METHOD, TRANSCONDUCTANCE AMPLIFIER AND FILTER CIRCUIT USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110121871

The present invention is intended to achieve a transconductance amplifier and a voltage/current converting method which can provide a sufficient amplitude and a high degree of design freedom. The method comprises the steps of converting a first voltage signal to a first current signal; converting a second voltage signal to a second current signal; obtaining the common-mode components of the first and second current signals; and subtracting the common-mode components from the first and second current signals to obtain third and fourth signals, and further, subtracting the fourth current signal from the third current signal to generate a first output, while subtracting the third current signal from the fourth current signal to generate a second output.

IN-LANE EXCEPTION HANDLING

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110126151

This disclosure describes, generally, methods and systems for implementing in-lane exception handling. The method includes displaying, on a user terminal display device, a first user interface (UI) configured to display application data in organized rows and columns, receiving, by a data management system, updates and/or edits to the application data, and calculating, by the data management system, the updated and/or edited application data. The method further includes analyzing, by the data management system, the updates and/or edits to determine one or more of associated errors, warnings, and exceptions, and displaying, within the first UI, a graphical representation for each of the errors, warnings, and exceptions in the row and/or column of the application data where the error, warning, or exception has occurred.

TONG POSITIONING ARM

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110120730

The present invention generally relates to an apparatus for positioning a tool at a well site. The apparatus includes a first arm rotationally connected to a guide on a column. The apparatus further includes a second arm rotationally connected to the first arm. The second arm is also connected to a tool attachment member at a pivot point, wherein the pivot point is offset from the centerline of the tool. Additionally, the apparatus includes a flexible tension member having one end operatively connected to the guide and another end connected to the tool attachment member at a location closer to the centerline of the tool than the pivot point, wherein the flexible tension member is configured to maintain the tool in a specific orientation around the pivot point during the positioning operation. In a further aspect, a method of positioning a tool at a wellsite is provided.

SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP AND STACKED SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE HAVING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-05-26

Pub Number: US20110121433

A semiconductor chip and a stacked semiconductor package are presented. The semiconductor chip includes a semiconductor substrate, circuit patterns, first input/output pads and second input/output pads. The semiconductor substrate is divided into cell and peripheral regions and has first and second surfaces which oppose each other. The circuit patterns are formed on the first surface of the semiconductor substrate and are connected with the cell region and the peripheral region. The first input/output pads are formed in the cell region and are connected to the circuit patterns. The second input/output pads are formed in the peripheral region and connected with the circuit patterns.