Total 6819 patents for "2011-06-09"

Method for Producing Superabsorbers with a Low Residual Monomer Content

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110136986

To prepare superabsorbents with a low residual monomer content, a salt of urea with an inorganic acid is added to the monomer mixture before or during the polymerization or to the polymer after the polymerization but before a heat treatment which follows the polymerization.

METHODS, APPARATUS AND ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE TO LIMIT DATA RATES OF DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINES

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110134983

Methods apparatus and articles of manufacture to limit data rates of digital subscriber lines are disclosed. An example method comprises monitoring during a first time interval data usage of a digital subscriber line, determining based on the data usage whether to limit a data rate associated with the digital subscriber line during a second time interval subsequent to the first time interval, and when the data rate is to be limited during the second time interval disabling one or more transmission frequencies of the digital subscriber line.

Ignition Source System for an Exothermic Reaction Mold Device

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110132967

An ignition source system for an exothermic reaction mold device for welding conductors. The system includes a crucible in a block with an open top so that the crucible receives an exothermic weld material. The conductors to be welded exothermically are placed in the weld cavity of the mold. A lid covers the open top wherein the lid has an opening therethrough. An electronic thermal igniter assembly has an ignition component receivable through the opening in the lid so that the exothermic weld material may be ignited by the electronic thermal igniter assembly. The igniter plug rests on top of the lid and the ignition body is retained in a recess within the igniter plug.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING FISH TAPE

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110133142

A device for dispensing fish tape includes a pair of outside walls and outer and inner annular walls depending generally perpendicularly from the edges of the outside walls. Intermediate pinch ring walls depend generally perpendicularly from the outside walls and are positioned between the inner and outer walls. A plurality of spaced apart protuberances are provided on the intermediate walls and engage undulations on a hoop of a winding belt mounted within the device. A fish tape is mounted within the device and engages with the winding hoop. Each outside wall has a flat section extending from the outer edge thereof toward the inner edge thereof, and a raised section extending from the flat section to the inner edge.

Magnetic Tunnel Junction Device

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110133299

A system and method of manufacturing and using a magnetic tunnel junction device is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a magnetic tunnel junction device includes a first free layer and second free layer. The magnetic tunnel junction also includes a spin torque enhancement layer. The magnetic tunnel junction device further includes a spacer layer between the first and second free layers that includes a material and has a thickness that substantially inhibits exchange coupling between the first and second free layers. The first and second free layers are magneto-statically coupled.

STATE-BASED REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110133976

A remote control system includes a remote control device configured to control a plurality of consumer electronic devices. The remote control system further includes a programming system configured to: i) receive identifying information, which identifies each of the consumer electronic devices, ii) generate at least one macro, which is configured for collectively controlling the consumer electronic devices to perform a media function; and iii) issue a query to a user to determine whether the macro is to be used by the remote control device. If a positive response is received by the programming system in response to the query, then configuring the remote control device for using the macro. If a negative response is received by the programming system in response to the query, then not configuring the remote control device for using the macro.

PREVENTING INFORMATION LEAKAGE BETWEEN COMPONENTS ON A PROGRAMMABLE CHIP IN THE PRESENCE OF FAULTS

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110138223

Mechanisms are provided to prevent information leakage between components implemented on a programmable chip such as a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). An automated routing algorithm is effective at enforcing security restrictions with minimal input form the user while providing efficient utilization of the device. Compatible sets of signals are identified and locked, and reservations of routing resources are generated. Remaining signals are rerouted until all signal constraints are met. Specified security constraints with one or more security levels and one or more secure regions may be applied through iterations of the automated routing mechanism.

TUMOR GRADING AND CANCER PROGNOSIS

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110136680

The disclosure includes the identification and use of gene expression profiles, or patterns, with clinical relevance to cancer. In particular, the disclosure includes the identities of genes that are expressed in correlation with tumor grade. The levels of gene expression are disclosed as a molecular index for determining tumor grade in a patient and predicting clinical outcome, and so prognosis, for the patient. The molecular grading of cancer may optionally be used in combination with a second molecular index for diagnosing cancer and its prognosis. The disclosure further includes methods for predicting cancer recurrence, and/or predicting occurrence of metastatic cancer. For diagnosis or prognosis, the disclosure further includes methods for determining or selecting the treatment of cancer based upon the likelihood of life expectancy, cancer recurrence, and/or cancer metastasis.

AUDIO VIDEO INTERNET MONITORING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110134241

A video and audio surveillance and monitoring system having one or more IP camera devices placed in premises to monitor the movements, actions and sounds of a person or pet to verify their well being or to indicate the need for assistance or intervention. The ability of remotely located persons or entities to view and talk back to, simultaneously, the premises of concern on a computer display or web enabled portable device. The ability to access the premises from any internet connected web browser. The ability for the end-user to, easily, install this system without the need for computers, servers or active computer software applications, in the monitored premises. The ability to, easily, install this system in any dwelling or premises that has an Internet connection. To provide the end user with a custom configured system of one or more camera devices with synchronous audio connected by cables or wirelessly to a premises gateway/router.

COMPUTER PROGRAM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR MANAGING DATA

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110138144

A computer in a disk node executes a data management program. A deduplication-eligible data unit detection module detects a data unit whose deduplication grace period after last write time has expired. A deduplication address fetch module interacts with an index server to obtain a deduplication address associated with a unique value of data stored in a constituent storage space allocated to the data unit that is found to be deduplication-eligible. A constituent storage space deallocation module stores the obtained deduplication address in a data unit record memory, together with information indicating the detected data unit. Simultaneously a constituent storage space deallocation module releases the allocated constituent storage space from the detected data unit.

LED LAMP ASSEMBLY WITH THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110134645

A lighting system is described. The lighting system includes a lamp and a first container including a first phase change material thermally connected to the lamp. Heat generated by the lamp during operation is conducted to the first phase change material. The system also includes a second container including a second phase change material thermally connected to the lamp. Heat generated by the lamp during operation is also conducted to the second phase change material, and the second phase change material has a transition point temperature lower than the transition point temperature of the first phase change material of the first container to account for a temperature drop between the second container and the first container. The lighting system also includes a temperature sensor for reducing lamp power if the lamp becomes too hot, and a mounting bracket which may also conduct heat away from the lamp.

Inner Tube and Method of Producing Such a Tube

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110132513

An inner tube having a closed polymeric envelope with a primary surface comprising means allowing compression of the polymeric envelope when inflated under the normal conditions of use of the assembled unit. A radially outer part has a meridian curvature such that the ratio of the average radius of its meridian curvature to the radius of a circle of perimeter equal to the meridian perimeter of the primary surface of the polymeric envelope is greater than 2.5 and preferably greater than 10, when the inner tube is inflated to a pressure of 2000 pascals and the ratio of the average radius of the meridian curvature of the side parts to the radius of a circle of perimeter equal to the meridian perimeter of the primary surface of the polymeric envelope is greater than 2.5 and preferably greater than 10, when the inner tube is inflated to a pressure of 2000 pascals.

POSTERIOR DYNAMIC STABILIZATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110137346

A dynamic stabilization system for mounting to a first vertebra and a second vertebra of a spine. The dynamic stabilization system preferably includes a first fixation element and a second fixation element mounted to the first and second vertebrae respectively. An elongated fixation element includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is mounted to the first fixation element and the second portion is mounted to the second fixation element. A dampening element is mounted between the first and second portions. The dampening element includes a plurality of segments and a plurality of bridging elements connecting the plurality of segments to permit movement of the first portion relative to the second portion.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POWER SAVING FOR IN-BODY AND ON-BODY COMMUNICATION

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110134820

A system for power saving in communication with a plurality of sensor apparatuses that are located in-body or on-body to sense bioinformation, a management apparatus that performs synchronization by transmitting a beacon signal to the plurality of sensors at each predetermined period, and a sensor apparatus that includes a sensor receiving a first beacon signal, grasps how much time remains until the second beacon signal is received when the sensor is activated to sense the bioinformation, and determines the operation state of the sensor based on the grasped time are provided.

DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR MIMO SIGNALS

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110135308

A distributed antenna system (DAS) includes a multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) base station configured to output at least a first and second signal, and a hybrid coupler coupled thereto, the coupler configured to receive the first and second signal from the MIMO base station on respective first and second ports and provide an output signal on at least one output port, the output signal including at least a portion of the first signal and at least a portion of the second signal. The DAS further includes a master unit communicating with the coupler and configured to receive at least the output signal, and at least one remote unit communicating with the master unit and configured to communicate the output signal to a device.

BRUSH TYPE PLASMA SURFACE TREATMENT APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110132543

A brush type plasma surface treatment apparatus is provided. The brush type plasma surface treatment apparatus includes a frame for plasma generation units, a plurality of plasma generation units arranged in an array at the lower edge of the frame, a gas supply hole installed on one side of an upper edge of the frame and supplying a gas to the plurality of plasma generation units, and a power supply unit installed on the other side of the upper edge of the frame and supplying power to the plurality of plasma generation units.

Methods of Coating Substrate With Plasma Resistant Coatings and Related Coated Substrates

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110135915

The invention includes a method of coating a substrate with a plasma etch-resistant layer that exhibits reduced particulation comprising applying an coating layer to a substrate wherein coating layer has a thickness of about 20 microns or less and wherein the coating layer, after exposure to a fluorine based plasma for an amount of time, is substantially free of any cracks or fissures that span the cross section of the coating layer.

METHOD FOR DETERMINING A PREDISPOSITION TO BASAL CELL CARCINOMA AND FOR SCREENING TREATMENTS THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110136685

The present invention relates to methods for detecting a predisposition to a basal cell carcinoma and methods for screening a treatment of a basal cell carcinoma.

MICRO ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS (MEMS) HAVING A GAP STOP AND METHOD THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110133294

A method of forming a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) includes providing a cap substrate, providing a support substrate, depositing a conductive material over the support substrate, patterning the conductive material to form a gap stop and a contact, wherein the gap stop is separated form the contact by an opening, forming a bonding material over the contact and in the opening, wherein the gap stop and the contact prevent the bonding material from extending outside the opening, and attaching the cap substrate to the support substrate by the step of forming the bonding material. In addition, the structure is described.

DYNAMIC CODE INSERTION AND REMOVAL FOR STATIC ANALYSIS BASED SANDBOXES

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110138474

Methods and apparatus for dynamically adding and deleting new code to previously validated application executing in a secured runtime. New code is written to a portion of secured memory not executable by application. New code is validated to ensure it cannot directly call operating system, address memory outside of secured memory, or modify secured memory state. Indirect branch instructions may only target addresses aligned on fixed size boundaries within the secured memory. Validated code is copied to portion of secured memory executable by application in two stage process that ensures partially copied segments cannot be executed. Validated new code can be deleted once all threads reach safe execution point, provided code was previously inserted as unit or contains no internal targets that can be called by code not also being deleted.

GAME MANAGER WITH MULTI-PLATFORM API COMPONENTS

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110136577

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for multi-player video games. In one aspect, a method includes instantiating, at a server, a game instance, the game instance being for a plurality of users, each user associated with a corresponding user device, and wherein a first user device of the corresponding user devices has an operational platform different from an operational platform of a second user device of the corresponding user devices, and providing, from the server to each user device, a game module for the game instance, the game module specific to the operational platform of the user device and including a server application programming interface (API) specific to the operational platform of the user device.

ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF A CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER PLANT

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110137479

A solar-fossil-fuel hybrid power plant is controlled using thermal energy processing component thermal inertia characteristic data and atmospheric condition prediction information to adjust plant operations at a point in time that enables the plant to operate within a predetermined requirement when the plant experiences the predicted atmospheric condition.

INSERTION HEAD WITH A HANDLE

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110137259

An insertion head for medical or pharmaceutical applications includes a base having a lower side which can be positioned on organic tissue; an insertion means movably mounted by the base and insertable into the tissue; where the insertion means is movable relative to the base from a protective position in which a free end of the insertion means is short of the lower side of the base, into an insertion position in which the free end protrudes beyond the lower side; a handle which projects from the base and includes a first handle component and a second handle component movable relative to the base and the first handle component; and a coupling that transmits a movement of the second handle component into a movement of the insertion means.

VISION-BASED COMPUTER CONTROL

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110134124

Disclosed herein is a method of controlling a computing device having a display. The method comprises identifying a point on the display at which a user's gaze is directed; determining whether an eye of the user has accommodated toward a near-field refractive state; and increasing, based on the determining, the resolution of a region on the display of the computer system, the region being centered on the identified gaze point.

Piston with frangible piston stop

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110132933

A piston pump assembly in which a piston-forming element to be received in a piston chamber of a piston chamber-forming member carries a removable stop flange member which may be secured to the piston chamber-forming member to provide a retention stop to prevent the piston-forming element from being removed from the piston chamber.

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVISIONING SECURE WIRELESS SENSORS

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110134847

We present technology that allows layman computer users to simply create, provision, and maintain secured infrastructurean instant PKI. This technology can be used in a wide variety of applications including wired and wireless networks, secure sensor networks (such as medical networks), emergency alert networks, as well as simply and automatically provisioning network devices whether secure or not.

Plant oil extraction

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110133120

The invention provides for plant oil extraction. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.

Frequency Band Extension Apparatus and Method, Encoding Apparatus and Method, Decoding Apparatus and Method, and Program

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110137659

The present invention relates to a frequency band extension apparatus and method, an encoding apparatus and method, a decoding apparatus and method, and a program, with which a music signal can be reproduced with higher sound quality by means of frequency band extension.

Work Machine With Door-Mountable Fresh Air Filter

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110133513

A work machine comprises an operator station, a filter door, and a fresh air filter to filter fresh air that flows from outside the operator station into the operator station. The fresh air filter is mounted to the filter door for movement therewith relative to the operator station. An associated method is disclosed.

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Pub Date: 2011-06-09

Pub Number: US20110134384

A liquid crystal display that can suppress an irregularity in temperature in planes of a liquid crystal cell and polarizers, which is caused by heat radiated from a backlight and can 5 suppress depolarization caused by the temperature irregularity, in which, as compared with a conventional liquid crystal display, appearance defects are reduced. The liquid crystal display of the present invention includes a first polarizer 10, a liquid crystal cell 11, a second polarizer 12, a 10 thermal control element 14 with a thermal conductivity of 0.3 W/(mK) or higher, an air layer 15, and a backlight 13, which are arranged in this order.