Total 5359 patents for "2011-06-02"

METHOD FOR HEALTH PLAN MANAGEMENT

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110131072

A method for managing health plans includes the use of theoretically derived mathematical models. The methods may be used in the analysis of health insurance products. The method may also assist in the selection of a particular health plan's benefit and contribution strategy. The analysis may further be used in the selection of a health plan's funding arrangement.

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT AND VEHICULAR LAMP

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110128754

A vehicular lamp includes a light source unit that is attached to one of a lamp body and a reflector. The light source unit includes a semiconductor light emitting element that is a light source; a plurality of conductive members formed into a predetermined three-dimensional shape by press working a conductive metal material; and a housing that is formed of an insulating material. The plurality of conductive members each include: an element mounting portion to which the semiconductor light emitting element is mounted, a heat dissipating portion that dissipates heat generated when the semiconductor light emitting element emits light, and a connecting portion to which a connector that supplies power to the semiconductor light emitting element is connected. The housing holds the plurality of conductive members in a spaced apart state.

CHIP PACKAGE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110127670

A chip package includes a substrate having an upper and a lower surface and including: at least a first contact pad; a non-optical sensor chip disposed overlying the upper surface, wherein the non-optical sensor chip includes at least a second contact pad and has a first length; a protective cap disposed overlying the non-optical sensor chip, wherein the protective cap has a second length, an extending direction of the second length is substantially parallel to that of the first length, and the second length is shorter than the first length; an IC chip disposed overlying the protective cap, wherein the IC chip includes at least a third contact pad and has a third length, and an extending direction of the third length is substantially parallel to that of the first length; and bonding wires forming electrical connections between the substrate, the non-optical sensor chip, and the IC chip.

TEMPLATE FRAMEWORK FOR AUTOMATED PROCESS ROUTING

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110130855

In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, there is provided a method for determining an optimum manufacturing process routing. The method comprises electronically constructing a plurality of manufacturing process routings for a component to be manufactured. The electronically constructing for each manufacturing process routing of the plurality of manufacturing process routings comprises defining a recursive process routing tree for each manufacturing process routing, the recursive process routing tree comprising a plurality of nodes, each node of the plurality of nodes corresponding to a manufacturing process and comprising a branch node when the manufacturing process for a given node may be decomposed into a plurality of sub-processes for the given node. The method further comprises electronically determining an optimum process routing of the plurality of manufacturing process routings by evaluating each recursive process routing tree for the plurality of manufacturing process routings with reference to an electronic process routing variable to be optimized and determining the optimum process routing that minimizes the electronic process routing variable to be optimized. The electronic process routing variable to be optimized may be a cost for manufacturing the component, a production time for manufacturing the component, or a capacity used for manufacturing the component.

LOW OXYGEN BIOLOGICALLY MEDIATED NUTRIENT REMOVAL

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110129900

The present invention is directed to a substantially odorless biologically mediated treatment process for solid and liquid organic wastes. The present invention also provides for a novel nutrient rich humus material produced from the biologically mediated treatment process. The bioconversion process of the present invention results from low electron acceptor concentrations and high quantities of microorganisms in a diverse microbial community.

POWER SOURCE CIRCUIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY CIRCUIT USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110128798

A semiconductor memory circuit includes: a plurality of memory regions; a plurality of driving units configured to be enabled in response to a plurality of enable signals, respectively, and generate a predetermined voltage used for operations of the plurality of memory regions; and an enable control unit configured to count a control pulse and activate one or more enable signals among the plurality of enable signals.

PROGRAM GENERATION DEVICE, PROGRAM GENERATION METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110128291

When a generating device generates a control program for displaying images of characters on a display screen of a mobile terminal, if a character represented in accordance with a font identity not supported by the mobile terminal is included, an item of image data representing an image that depicts the character according to the font identity is generated in advance in the generating device. When the control program is executed in the mobile terminal, a character represented in accordance with a font identity not supported by the mobile terminal can be displayed by use of the image data that has been generated in advance. With regard to a font identity supported by font data stored in the mobile terminal, an image depicting a character according to the font identity can be generated using the font data, so that the image is displayed on the mobile terminal.

MOBILE CREEL

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110127364

A mobile creel for organizing yarn packages and directing yarn is disclosed. In one aspect, the mobile creel has a plurality of support frames and an upright creel docking post. The front portion of the base of each support frame can be configured for engagement with the lower portion of the upright creel docking post. The creel docking post can simultaneously engage one, two, three, or four support frames.

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS COMPRISING SERRATIA PEPTIDASE FOR INHIBITION AND TREATMENT OF BIOFILMS RELATED TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110129454

Physiologically acceptable anti-biofilm compositions comprising Serratia peptidase and optionally one or more of bromelain, papain and a fibrinolytic enzyme. Additional components can include antimicrobials, antibiotics, antifungals, herbals, chelating agents, lactoferrin and related compounds, minerals, surfactants, binders, and fillers useful for the inhibition and treatment of gastrointestinal biofilms in humans. Physiologically acceptable anti-biofilm compositions containing these enzymes are useful in the inhibition, reduction and/or treatment of biofilms such as in the ear, vagina, joints, bones, gut, surgical sites and other locations, and are useful for the inhibition, reduction and/or treatment of associated systemic symptoms caused by biofilm associated microorganisms.

ENHANCED SUPERCHARGING SYSTEM AND AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE HAVING SUCH A SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110126536

The invention refers to a supercharging system (6) for an internal combustion engine (1) incorporating in combination, a turbine (7), a compressor (8) and an electrical driven system (20) that is connected by any power transmission system (16, 19) to the crankshaft (4) or any other vehicle drive shaft of an internal combustion engine, where the turbine inlet is subjected to exhaust gases, causing the turbine wheel to rotate and thereby via the drive shaft causing mechanical rotating power.

Method for Link Adaptation with a Signal Quality Margin on the Bandwidth

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110128930

Method and arrangement in a base station for selecting a transmission parameter. The selected transmission parameter is used when sending a signal over a radio channel to a user equipment in a wireless communication network. The radio channel is allocated bandwidth for signalling. The method comprises the step of obtaining an estimation of the signal quality of the radio channel. Also, the allocation to the radio channel. Further yet, the method may comprise the step of calculating a signal quality margin, which signal quality margin is based on the bandwidth size. Still further, the method comprises the step of selecting the transmission parameter based on the estimated signal quality of the radio channel and the calculated signal quality margin.

PLUG CONNECTOR AND PLUG CONNECTOR SET

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110130048

An improved plug connector has an electrical outer conductor contacting section of an outer conductor of the plug that is designed to run separately in the radial direction from the axial stop, such that the high frequency signal path formed on the inner wall of the outer conductor between the outer conductor of the plug connector and a further outer conductor of a further plug connector for connection thereto runs over the electrical contacting device running in the radial direction. A mechanical action axial stop on the connector or plug side of the plug connector is provided outside the high frequency signal path provided by the radial contacting device.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING ITERATED DISTRIBUTIONS OF DATA IN A HIERARCHICAL DATABASE

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110131176

Embodiments relate to systems and methods for generating iterated distributions of data in a hierarchical database. A data store can store data in a hierarchical format, for instance, in a tree. Higher-level data, such as yearly profit, may be desired to be spread from parent nodes to lower nodes, such as nodes representing quarters. A spreading tool can insert child nodes representing quarters, months, or other at insertion point(s) represented or encoded by a set of placeholder nodes, dividing quantities appropriately. In aspects, the spreading tool can access or host sequence logic including multiple sets of spreading rules which each ensure that data is spread in an order that takes dependencies, formatting, outputs, or other factors into account. In aspects, the spreading tool can receive or generate a prioritized ordering of the sets of spreading rules, to ensure that data distribution passes are iterated in a desired or error-free order.

Method for preparing radioactive-substance adsorbent depositing on a carriable structure

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110130274

A method for preparing radioactive-substance adsorbent depositing on a carriable structure is revealed. The method uses a supercritical fluid to mix a first solution with a carrier. The first solution includes an extractant dissolved in a first solvent. By low surface tension and high permeability of the supercritical fluid, the extractant in the first solution deposit evenly on the carrier so as to form an adsorbent. Thus the adsorbent formed provides better adsorptivity for the radioactive substances.

Filtration system having fluid couplings

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110127206

The invention relates to a filtration system that includes one or more flat filter, capillary tube filter, or wound filter modules having a single or double permeate drain on the edge side and fluid couplings for connecting the filter modules to a fluid distributor or additional filter modules. The fluid couplings include at least one passage each for permeate fluid, raw fluid, and concentrate fluid.

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110127603

A semiconductor component that includes gate electrodes and shield electrodes and a method of manufacturing the semiconductor component. A semiconductor material has a device region, a gate contact region, a termination region, and a drain contact region. One or more device trenches is formed in the device region and one or more termination trenches is formed in the edge termination region. Shielding electrodes are formed in portions of the device trenches that are adjacent their floors. A gate dielectric material is formed on the sidewalls of the trenches in the device region and gate electrodes are formed over and electrically isolated from the shielding electrodes. The gate electrodes in the trenches in the device region are connected to the gate electrodes in the trenches in the gate contact region. The shielding electrodes in the trenches in the device region are connected to the shielding electrodes in the termination region.

BOAT WINDOW SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110126754

A cabin enclosure of a boat which is substantially water proof is provided. The cabin enclosure comprises a top, frame with joists attached to joist covers, plurality of windows, flashing and track which are layered upon each other to cascade water down the top, onto the windows and onto the track and into the river, bay or ocean. The plurality of windows may surround the passenger area of the boat and also prevents water from entering the boat. In particular, the plurality of windows are zippered onto adjacent joist covers so as to form a substantially water proof barrier between the interior and exterior of the boat. The flashing may be attached to the interior of the window with hooks and loops which run horizontally across the window and prevent water that splashes under the window from entering into the passenger area.

Aminoglycosides: Synthesis and Use as Antifungals

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110130357

The present invention relates to novel aminoglycoside analogs having certain substituents at the 6 position of ring III which exhibit improved antifungal activity but possess minimal antibacterial properties. The compounds of the present invention are analogues of kanamycin B and kanamycin A. Also provided are methods of synthesizing and methods of using the compounds of the present invention. The compounds of the present invention are useful in treating or preventing fungal disease.

Torsional Vibration Damper

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110130208

A torsional vibration damper (1) having a damping element disposed between a first element (4) and a second element (5), in which the first element and the second element can rotate relative to each other, with or without a coupling part (3) that is located in a housing (2) and is axially displaceable along an axis (A) between the first and second elements, in which, if a coupling part is present, a) the coupling part is displaceable along the axis (A) against the spring force of at least one spring element (6,7) and/or b) the coupling part is displaceable along the axis (A) against a medium which acts on both sides of the coupling part, with the medium located in internal or external partial spaces. Alternatively, in a damping element not having a coupling part, c) resilient elements are integrated in third coupling elements, and the coupling elements are connected to the first and second elements.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXTRACTING ENERGY FROM INSOLATION

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110126883

Light management systems and related methods disclosed herein are able to re-direct solar insolation. In some embodiments, a system for harvesting insolation may include a solar target, such as one or more photovoltaic assemblies and/or bioreactor targets. In some embodiments, a substantially uniform light distribution is provided within and/or on the targets.

ACTIVE VIBRATION ISOLATION SYSTEM HAVING AN INERTIAL REFERENCE MASS

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110127400

An active vibration isolation system comprises a platform (1), an inertial reference mass (4), a support unit (10) for supporting the reference mass (4) without mechanical contact, a first sensor (6) for supplying a signal that is representative for the distance between the reference mass (4) and the platform (1), an actuator (3) for displacing the platform (1) with respect to a bearing body (8), a second sensor (7) for supplying a signal that is representative for the distance between the platform (1) and the bearing body (8), and a control unit (11) for controlling the actuator (3). In accordance with the invention, the first sensor (6) is a displacement sensor, the reference mass (4) is connected with a low stiffness to the platform (1) via the support unit (10) that is supported by the platform (1), and the control unit (11) is arranged for receiving a signal from the first sensor (6) and the second sensor (7) and is arranged for providing a signal to the support unit (10) and the actuator (3).

Traveling undercut solution mining systems and methods

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110127825

In-situ solution mining method of an ore bed, particularly containing trona, which comprises exposing to a solvent an ore region inside a borehole drilled in the ore, and dissolving a desired solute within the exposed region to provide a liquor and create a voided undercut, such undercutting making the ore susceptible to gravitational loading and crushing. Unexposed ore falls into the undercut by gravity without breaking the ore roof resulting in exposure of fresh ore to the solvent and in preventing solvent exposure to contaminating material near the roof. The desired solute is eventually dissolved away in the entire bed from its floor up to its roof. Solvent injection may be delivered through a conduit positioned inside the borehole, and may be moved by retracting or perforating the conduit. The method may employ an advancing undercut initiated up-dip and traveling down-dip, or a retreating undercut initiated down-dip and traveling up-dip.

REAL TIME LOCATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CACHING LOCATION INFORMATION BASED ON FINGER PRINTING

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110128124

Disclosed is a location tracking system and the method thereof for storing location information. The location tracking system includes at least one beacon apparatus arranged to transmit a beacon signal to a tag; a tag at any position respectively measuring a signal intensity of beacon signals received from surrounding at least one beacon apparatus, and transmitting a measured per-beacon signal intensity to a specific beacon apparatus; and a server arranged to determine if at least any one of signal intensities exceeds a set maximum value by analyzing a per-beacon signal intensity input from the specific beacon apparatus, and store a location-based signal intensity into a database by equally dividing a distance between corresponding beacon apparatuses and then distributing a measured signal intensity into a divided each position in mutiple cases the signal intensity exceeds a set maximum value.

Lamp Holder with an Improved Electric Wire Securing Structure

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110128747

A lamp holder includes an electrically insulative holder base for holding a lamp bulb, a plastic bracket fastened to the rear side of the holder base, the plastic bracket having a transverse extension lug, a wire hole cut through the transverse extension lug and two wire notches at two sides relative to the transverse extension lug, and two insulated electric wires inserted through the wire hole on the transverse extension lug and turned backwardly apart and respectively attached to the wire notches for electrically connecting two metal terminals in the holder base to an external power source.

VOLTAGE CONVERTER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110127977

A voltage converter for converting an input voltage into an output voltage, wherein the output voltage is output to a load, is provided. An inductor is coupled between an output terminal and a node. A transistor is coupled between an input terminal and the node. A pulse width modulation (PWM) controller generates a first control signal according to the output voltage and a first reference voltage. An amplifier generates a second control signal according to the output voltage and a second reference voltage. A detector detects a loading of the load to generate a switching signal. A switching circuit selectively couples one of the PWM controller and the amplifier to the transistor according to the switching signal. The switching circuit controls the transistor according to the second control signal when the amplifier is coupled to the transistor, such that the transistor is operated in a saturation region.

Materials Having Embedded Insecticides And Additives

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110130430

The present invention concerns polymeric material containing at least an embedded insecticidally active ingredient and an additive, which are released at room temperature. It similarly concerns materials produced from this polymer, for example in the form of self-supporting film/sheet, threads, wovens, fabrics, textiles, nets, curtains and pellets. The invention further concerns processes for producing such polymeric material and also the use of the self-supporting film/sheet, threads, wovens, fabrics, textiles and nets and curtains produced from the material for protecting humans, animals and plants and buildings, machines and packaging against arthropods, particularly for controlling insects.

IMPROVED MIST GENERATING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110127347

An improved apparatus for generating a mist is provided. The apparatus has at least one working fluid supply conduit (66) having an inlet in fluid communication with a supply of working fluid and an outlet in fluid communication with a first mixing chamber. The apparatus also includes a plurality of transport fluid passages (60 a ,60 b ), each of which has an inlet adapted to receive a supply of transport fluid and an outlet in fluid communication with the mixing chamber. Downstream of the mixing chamber is a nozzle (72) having an inlet (74) in fluid communication with the mixing chamber, an outlet (78), and a throat portion (76) intermediate the nozzle inlet (74) and outlet (78). The throat portion (76) of the nozzle (72) has a cross sectional area which is less than that of either the nozzle inlet (74) or the nozzle outlet (78). The provision of a plurality of transport fluid passages flowing into the mixing chamber, and the nozzle downstream of the mixing chamber, enhance the atomisation of the working fluid to generate the mist.

EXPANSION-COMPENSATING DECK FASTENER

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110126486

The present invention is an anchoring biscuit device for joining three boards. It includes, (a) an at least partially flat horizontal top element having an imaginary center line, having opposite side walls, and having a top view footprint adapted to be inserted into grooves of adjacent boards; (b) at least one substantially vertical support member attached to the underside of the top element and extending downwardly therefrom for a predetermined length for joinder of two adjacent boards which contain said grooves for receiving portions of said top into said grooves; and, (c) at least one compressive element located on aid device, with at least a portion of said at least one compressive element, from a top view footprint, being located away from said imaginary center line and way from said vertical support member, wherein said compressive element is adapted to at least partially collapse under predetermined compressive force.

TUBULAR TORSION BAR

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110127705

A tubular torsion bar includes an elongated inner tube of flexible material having a proximal end and a distal end and an elongated outer tube of flexible material having a proximal end and a distal end. A joiner bushing fixedly attaches the distal end of the inner tube to the distal end of the outer tube with the inner tube and outer tube positioned in coaxial and substantially coextensive concentric nesting positions. Mounting apparatus is fixedly attached to the proximal end of the outer tube and a planetary gear system is coupled to the proximal ends of the inner tube and the mounting apparatus and designed to provide a selected torque versus deflection characteristic of the tubular torsion bar.

REAL-TIME VOICE RECOGNITION ON A HANDHELD DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-06-02

Pub Number: US20110131291

A method and apparatus for implementation of real-time speech recognition using a handheld computing apparatus are provided. The handheld computing apparatus receives an audio signal, such as a user's voice. The handheld computing apparatus ultimately transmits the voice data to a remote or distal computing device with greater processing power and operating a speech recognition software application, the speech recognition software application processes the signal and outputs a set of instructions for implementation either by the computing device or the handheld apparatus. The instructions can include a variety of items including instructing the presentation of a textual representation of dictation, or a function or command to be executed by the handheld device (such as linking to a website, opening a file, cutting, pasting, saving, or other file menu type functionalities), or by the computing device itself.