Total 7570 patents for "2011-06-30"

DRIVE CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110157120

A drive circuit for driving a display panel includes a first operation amplifier for operating using a first power source voltage and a second power source voltage; a second operation amplifier for operating using a third power source voltage and a fourth power source voltage; a control unit for supplying a first control voltage and a second control voltage; and a switch circuit for switching the first operation amplifier and the second operation amplifier. The switch circuit includes an n-channel type field effect transistor. The control unit applies the first control voltage to the n-channel type field effect transistor, so that the n-channel type field effect transistor transits from a non-conductive state to a conductive state.

Mouth piece toothbrush

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110154595

The Mouthpiece Tooth Brush is made of pliable silicone or plastic with spinning bristles located in the top and bottom of the mouthpiece. This is run with a small lithium battery located in the top and bottom of the mouthpiece, inconspicuous to the human eye, and is rechargeable. The small spinning bristles are activated when you bit into the mouthpiece to brush the teeth. There is also an optional tongue and roof brush. This device is comes in different sizes to accommodate everyone. This is a hands free device that can be used by the elderly, someone with physical disabilities or for someone on the go. This will be great for hospitals and nursing homes.

ELECTRICAL OUTLET COVER PLATE

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110155413

The present disclosure describes a plate assembly for an electrical outlet. In some embodiments, the plate assembly includes a strapping plate that is attachable to the electrical outlet, and a cover plate sub-assembly that is selectively attachable to the strapping plate. In some embodiments, the cover plate sub-assembly includes a body portion that lies in a first plane, and a first retention member that is fixed to the body portion, and that lies in a second plane parallel to the first plane. The first retention member selectively engages the strapping plate to releasably secure the cover plate sub-assembly thereto. Embodiments of an electrical outlet assembly that implement the plate assembly are also described.

NOVEL SALTS AND POLYMORPHS OF DESAZADESFERROTHIOCIN POLYETHER ANALOGUES AS METAL CHELATION AGENTS

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110160257

Disclosed herein are new salts and polymorphs of desazadesferrithiocin polyether (DADFT-PE) analogues, as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising them and their application as metal chelation agents for the treatment of disease. Methods of chelation of iron and other metals in a human or animal subject are also provided for the treatment of metal overload and toxicity.

CONTROLLER OF VEHICLE DRIVE UNIT

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110155534

In a controller of a vehicle drive unit that is one embodiment of the present invention, a plurality of slippage control regions (regions A to C) are set based on the timing of booming noise generation that accompanies engine driving (time from when the vehicle running state enters a region until booming noise is generated) so as to actively use, for example, regions B and C where booming noise is generated if the road load comes to a balance due to a slope or the like and running is then continued and where booming noise is not immediately generated even after the vehicle running state enters the regions, so the frequency of performing lockup slippage control is increased and the fuel saving effects of the lockup slippage control are enhanced.

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110159049

The present invention relates to a granular pharmaceutical composition comprising a drug having a disagreeable taste, a wax and a sugar alcohol; a method for preparing the same; and a pharmaceutical product for oral administration, comprising the granular composition. The product excellently masks a disagreeable taste possessed by a drug and provides good sensation upon oral administration, and therefore is easily ingested by even the elderly, children, and patients suffering dysphagia. Moreover, the product is suitable for administration using tube.

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110159390

Deterioration at the start-up and deterioration during the leaving period are suppressed in a good balance. As a system shutdown process, a controller (30) causes consumption of the air (oxygen) present in an oxidant electrode of a fuel cell stack (1) (oxygen consumption control). Further, after the termination of the oxygen consumption control, the controller (30) performs control to set a medium pressure hydrogen valve (13) and a hydrogen pressure adjustment valve (14) in a closed state. The controller (30) thereby causes hydrogen to be held in a passage located between the medium pressure hydrogen valve (13) and the hydrogen pressure adjustment valve (14). During a system shutdown period, a predetermined amount of hydrogen (medium pressure hydrogen) held in the hydrogen supply passage (L1) at a position between the medium pressure hydrogen valve (13) and the hydrogen pressure adjustment valve (14) can be supplied to the fuel electrode of the fuel cell stack (1) through a bypass passage (L2).

HYDRAULIC COUPLING OF A VERTICALLY ADJUSTABLE DISH BASKET OF A DISHWASHER

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110155190

A dishwasher having a washing compartment with a sidewall; a height-adjustable basket that can be at least partially withdrawn from the washing compartment; a spray arm; a feed pipe, disposed on the basket, for the spray arm; and a coupling device. The coupling device has a first part-coupling that is disposed on the sidewall and that has first openings arranged vertically one above another. The coupling device also has a second part-coupling that is connected to the feed pipe and that has a second opening which, depending on a height adjustment of the basket, cooperates with one of the first openings such that washing liquor passes through that opening and the second opening and flows via the feed pipe to the spray arm. The washing liquor is discharged under pressure from the first openings. The second part-coupling closes the remaining first openings.

EXTERNAL STIMULATION OF THE SPG

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110160623

Apparatus is provided for treating a condition of a subject, including an energy transmitter, which is configured to be positioned outside a body of the subject in a vicinity of a site selected from the group consisting of: a sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG), a greater palatine nerve, a lesser palatine nerve, a sphenopalatine nerve, a communicating branch between a maxillary nerve and an SPG, an otic ganglion, an afferent fiber going into the otic ganglion, an efferent fiber going out of the otic ganglion, an infraorbital nerve, a vidian nerve, a greater superficial petrosal nerve, and a lesser deep petrosal nerve. A control unit is configured to drive the energy transmitter to transmit energy to the site, and configure the energy to stimulate the site. Other embodiments are also described.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR QUERYING, MONITORING AND CONTROLLING A WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK USING AN INSTANT MESSAGING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110161439

A method for communicating with one or more sensor nodes in a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) over a network is disclosed. The method includes initiating communication with the sensor nodes by sending messages to the server application using the instant messaging system. The server application formats the received messages and communicates to the sensor nodes and in turn also receives responses from the sensor nodes and communicates them back to the IM client. The method also includes steps for enabling a WSN messaging client to converse with an instant messaging client over the network during communication with the one or more sensor nodes in the WSN. The method further includes identifying the IM client the user has employed for communication and the corresponding IM protocol. Also, the method includes the step of configuring the WSN messaging client with the same IM protocol to enable communication.

TIME BASED DISPERSED STORAGE ACCESS

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110161679

A method begins with a processing module receiving a data retrieval request and obtaining a real-time indicator corresponding to when the data retrieval request was received. The method continues with the processing module determining a time-based data access policy based on the data retrieval request and the real-time indicator and accessing a plurality of dispersed storage (DS) units in accordance with the time-based data access policy to retrieve encoded data slices. The method continues with the processing module decoding the threshold number of encoded data slices in accordance with an error coding dispersal storage function when a threshold number of the encoded data slices have been retrieved.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING REFLECTIONS AND FREQUENCY DEPENDENT DISPERSIONS IN REDUNDANT LINKS

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110158087

A network device includes a group of high speed redundant transmission lines and a switch. The switch is configured to select one of the high speed redundant transmission lines. The switch causes reflections and frequency dependent dispersions in the selected high speed redundant transmission line. The network device further includes a transmitting device that is configured to adjust signals transmitted over the selected high speed redundant transmission line so as to reduce the reflections and frequency dependent dispersions.

CATALYST FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF ALKYL CARBAMATES, THE METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME AND THE USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110160478

The present invention pertains to a catalyst for the synthesis of organic alkyl carbamates, the method for preparing the same and the use thereof. The catalyst comprises a catalytically active component and a catalyst support, and the catalytically active component being carried by the catalyst support, wherein the catalytically active component comprises a transition metal oxide, and the general formula of the transition metal oxide is EOx, wherein E is selected from transition metal element and x is in the range of 0.5-4.

MODULAR ROUGH WATER DOCKING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110155037

A modular dock unit and system for making large modular dock systems is disclosed. The dock unit includes a molded floatation shell, a molded decking piece and a molded dri-loc retainer ring. The floatation shell has column supports molded therein suitable for holding support members. In use, support member are placed in flanges molded into the support columns and the floatation shell rim. The dri lock retainer is placed on the side support members and the decking piece is opposed to the dri-loc retainer. Mounting aids such as tongue and groove members are molded in opposing pieces of floatation shell, retainer and deck and secured where necessary. The dock unit also includes a boat bumper system that mates with the dock units to surround the modular dock system. When assembled, the dock unit comprises a water-tight flotation cavity protecting the internal components and providing buoyancy to the dock unit.

ANTENNA DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110159832

An antenna device includes: a substrate; a radiating electrode formed on the substrate, a ground electrode formed on the substrate and disposed opposite the radiating electrode, a feed line as a distributed constant transmission line connected via a feed point to the radiating electrode, at least one impedance matching element for impedance-matching the radiating electrode at a prescribed signal frequency by being connected in parallel with the radiating electrode to the feed line at a position a prescribed distance away from the feed point, and a switch, interposed between the at least one impedance matching element and the feed line, for connecting or disconnecting the at least one impedance matching element to or from the feed line in accordance with a prescribed control signal.

Method and Apparatus for Cooling an Integrated Circuit

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110156245

An integrated circuit, a method of operating the integrated circuit, and a method of fabricating the integrated circuit are disclosed. According to one of the broader forms of the invention, a method and apparatus involve an integrated circuit that includes a heat transfer structure having a chamber that has a fluid disposed therein and that extends between a heat generating portion and a heat absorbing portion. Heat is absorbed into the fluid from the heat generating portion, and the fluid changes from a first phase to a second phase different from the first phase when the heat is absorbed. Heat is released from the fluid to the heat absorbing portion, and the fluid changes from the second phase to the first phase when the heat is released.

DC-TO-AC CONVERTING CIRCUIT WITH WIDE INPUT VOLTAGE

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110157928

A DC-to-AC converting circuit includes a transformer, a first modulation switching circuit, a second modulation switching circuit and a third modulation switching circuit, an inverter switching circuit and a controlling unit. Under control of the controlling unit, two of the first, second and third modulation switching circuits are selectively enabled according to the magnitude of the input voltage, so that electric energy of the input voltage is magnetically transmitted to the first primary winding, a second primary winding or a serially-connected winding assembly of the first primary winding and the second primary winding, and a turn ratio of the transformer is adjustable.

METHOD FOR FORMING DEEP ISOLATION IN IMAGERS

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110159635

An image sensor having an imaging area that includes a substrate layer and a plurality of pixels formed therein. Multiple pixels each include a photodetector formed in the substrate layer. Isolation layers are formed in the substrate layer by performing a series of implants of one or more dopants of a first conductivity type into the substrate layer. Each isolation layer implant is performed with a different energy than the other isolation layer implants in the series and each implant implants the one or more dopants into the entire imaging area. The photodetectors are formed in the substrate layer by performing a series of implants of one or more dopants of a second conductivity type into each pixel in the substrate layer. Each photodetector implant is performed with a different energy than the other photodetector implants in the series.

COMPOSITION CONTAINING COLLAGEN PEPTIDE FOR IMPROVING SKIN CARE

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110160137

The present invention relates to an oral composition for improving the beauty of the skin, which exhibits the effects of reducing skin wrinkles and inhibiting wrinkle formation. The composition contains a collagen peptide and at least one selected from the group consisting of elastin protein, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. Particularly, the composition contains the collagen peptide, the elastin protein, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C at the optimum ratio, and when it is taken into the human body, it has no side effect, maximizes the biosynthesis of collagen in the skin dermal layer, shows excellent in vivo retention rate, and exhibits the effects of inhibiting skin wrinkle formation, maintaining or improving skin elasticity and moisturizing the skin. Thus, the composition will be useful as a health functional food for improving the beauty of the skin and preventing skin aging.

Methods, Chimeric Polypeptides, Polynucleotides and Cells for Producing Bioplastics

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110159555

Methods of producing a bioplastic are disclosed. Furthermore, chimeric polypeptides useful to transport polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are disclosed, as are polynucleotides that code for the chimeric polypeptides, cells harboring the chimeric polypeptides and methods of transporting PHAs.

Pressure sensor apparatus, system and method

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110160560

An implantable pressure sensor system having a sensor assembly configured and adapted to measure pressure in a volume, the sensor assembly including at least a first MEMS pressure sensor, an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) having memory means, temperature compensation system, drift compensation system, and power supply means for powering the sensor assembly, the first MEMS pressure sensor having a pressure sensing element that is responsive to exposed pressure, the pressure sensing element being adapted to generate a pressure sensor signal representative of the exposed pressure, the temperature compensation system being adapted to correct for temperature induced variations in the pressure sensor signal, the drift compensation system being adapted to correct for pressure and temperature induced pressure sensor signal drift.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HOUSING

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110155409

An electronic device housing is provided. The electronic device housing includes a substrate, a metallic-appearing coating formed on the substrate, and a top coating formed on the metallic-appearing coating. The top coating contains nano-titanium dioxide powder and fluorocarbon resin. The electronic device housing has self-cleaning and anti-fingerprint properties.

Motorcycle rider safety harness

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110154561

A motor motorcycle rider safety harness that is suitable to be worn by a motorcycle rider. The safety harness is shaped to position and has positioned on it multiple air-bags that correspond to specific locations of a human body joints that would bear the impact of a falling motorcycle rider in an accidental separation of the rider from the motorcycle. The airbag inflation means may be on the harness on the rider body or it may be on the motorcycle. The inflation control module has (i) sensor means to sense the onset of an accident; (ii) logic means to compute the time for activation of the airbag inflation, and (ii) compressed air storage means, for inflating the air-bags on the onset of the accident. The control module may be on the body of the rider near the stomach area or on the motorcycle itself.

HAND-OPERATED PLIERS

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110154578

The invention relates to hand-operated pliers for piercing an irrigation pipe and fitting such an irrigation pipe with a drip emitter, these pliers comprising two jaws and a means for piercing the pipe as these two jaws are brought closer together. These pliers are characterized in that they further comprise a means for fitting a drip emitter onto the pierced pipe, and for doing so under the effect of the two jaws being brought closer together and with a view to fitting such a pipe with such a drip emitter.

SENSOR APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110157087

A sensor apparatus and an information processing apparatus having excellent operability are provided. A sensor apparatus includes a touch panel, a casing, and a pressure-sensitive sensor. The touch panel includes an input operation surface and detects a position at which an operator comes into contact with the input operation surface directly or indirectly. The casing accommodates the touch panel. The pressure-sensitive sensor includes a first electrode fixed to the touch panel, a second electrode fixed to the casing, and an elastic body arranged between the touch panel and the casing and elastically supporting the touch panel with respect to the casing. The pressure-sensitive sensor detects a pressing force input to the input operation surface, as a change of a capacitance between the first and second electrodes.

Mask Pattern, Method of Fabricating Thin Film Transistor, and Method of Fabricating Organic Light Emitting Display Device Using the Same

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110159647

A method of fabricating a polycrystalline silicon thin film for a thin film transistor (TFT), a mask pattern used for the method, and a method of fabricating a flat panel display device using the method and the mask pattern. In one embodiment, a mask pattern includes a plurality of regions, each of the regions having at least one of one or more transparent portions or one or more non-transparent portions. A total area of the one or more transparent portions and the one or more non-transparent portions in one of the regions is substantially equal to a total area of the one or more transparent portions and the one or more non-transparent portions in at least one other of the regions. A total area of the transparent portions in the mask pattern is different from a total area of the non-transparent portions in the mask pattern.

ACCESS CONTROL BASED ON USER AND SERVICE

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110162057

For a particular request to access a resource, both a user associated with the request and a service through which the request is made are identified. Whether requested access to a resource is permitted is determined based on a user associated with the requested access and a service through which the access is requested. This determination can be made based on an access control entry of an access control list corresponding to the resource, the access control entry identifying access to the resource that is permitted to the user when accessing the resource through the service.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTICAST VIDEO STREAMING OVER A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN)

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110158146

A system and method for multicast video streaming over a wireless local area network (WLAN) improves scalability and reliability. The method includes configuring the WLAN access point with a reserved video bandwidth (step 1005). A multicast video stream including data packets marked with differentiated services code points (DSCPs) is then received (step 1010). The multicast video stream is then converted to a plurality of n unicast streams (step 1015). Data packets in the unicast streams are then streamed from the WLAN access point to a plurality of n mobile units using a selective packet discard algorithm that employs the DSCPs (step 1020).

LIGHT MARKER FOR INDWELT USE IN PATIENTS BODY AND FOR IDENTIFICATION OF LESIONS INSIDE PATIENTS TUBULAR ORGAN USING THE LIGHT MARKER

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110160577

A lesion identification system for surgical operations has a light marker adapted for placement in the vicinity of a lesion inside an organ of an organism, and a location-identifying device detecting a light emitted from the light marker at an outside of the organ for identifying a location of the lesion. The marker includes a light emitter and an engagement member associated with the emitter to be engageable with a wall of the organ. The engagement member includes a clip. The light emitter emits light with a wavelength in a near-infrared range. The device includes an endoscope comprising an inserter section having an image pickup element picking up a reflected light, involving the light from the light marker, at an outside of the organ, and an image pickup unit allowing the reflected light, picked by the image pickup element, to be generated as an image for display on a monitor.

SERVER CABINET, SERVER SYSTEM AND DATA CENTER

Pub Date: 2011-06-30

Pub Number: US20110157818

An exemplary data center includes two server systems arranged back to back. Each server system includes a server cabinet, a rail system, at least two servers and a fan module. The servers are accommodated in the server cabinet. The fan module is located at a rear side of the two servers and perpendicular to the servers to provide a horizontal airflow to cool the servers. The fan module is capable of rolling on the rail system between a rear side and a front side of the server cabinet to interchange between a vertical state and a horizontal state. Assembly or disassembly of the fan module is performed from the front side of the server cabinet where there is a greater amount of workspace.