Total 6201 patents for "2011-07-14"

PHASE LOCKED SIDEBAND BEAMS BY BIAS MODULATION OF AN EXTERNAL CAVITY LASER DIODE HAVING A GRATING

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110168913

A device and a method enabling the enhancing of the modulation efficiency of lasers by matching the modulation frequency and the FSR of the laser. This is optionally achieved by eliminating the internal cavity of a laser diode (103) placed in an external cavity and matching the FSR of the external cavity to the modulation frequency. The modulation index is enhanced to and beyond the point of complete carrier suppression even at high modulation frequency and high beam intensities. The external cavity comprises a grating (107), the cavity length being adjusted with a PZT (108) and a translation stage (109). The laser diode (103) is driven by a bias current (110) from a driver (115) and a modulation current (111) from a modulation driver (116).

MULTI-LAYERED ACRYLIC RETARDATION FILM AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110171441

The present invention provides a retardation film that comprises a) a first acrylic resin layer, and b) a second acrylic resin layer that is layered on at least one side of a) the first acrylic resin layer and comprises an acrylic resin and 1 to 20 parts by weight of rubber component based on 100 parts by weight of the acrylic resin. The retardation film according to the present invention has excellent optical transparency, haze, brittleness, mechanical strength, heat resistance, durability, and the like.

LOCKING HOLE SAW COLLAR

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110170968

An assembly includes a hole saw, an arbor, a collar and a nut. The hole saw is formed from a back plate and a skirt which has a cutting edge on its free end. A passageway is provided through the hole saw. The arbor is rotatably mounted to the hole saw and extends through the passageway. The collar is nonrotatably mounted on the arbor. The collar has a protrusion extending from an end face thereof. A nut is rotatably mounted on the arbor. The collar is trapped between the nut and the hole saw. The nut directly bears against the end face and the protrusion of the collar, which causes the nut to cock relative to the collar. As a result, the nut does not easily come loose on the arbor, even during aggressive use.

INKJET IMAGE-DRAWING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110169893

An inkjet image-drawing device having: a head module having inkjet heads for forming a pattern on a substrate; a head module moving means; a substrate support stage; a substrate support stage moving means including first and second linear moving means, and a rotation moving means; an image pickup means which picks up an mage of the substrate; and an alignment adjusting means which picks up images of markers arranged on the substrate with the image pickup means, and moves the substrate support stage based on a result of the picking up images to adjust the alignment, wherein the image pickup means has, on the main body the device, a camera fixedly disposed outside of a moving range of the head module in the vector direction of the first linear moving means, and a camera fixedly disposed outside of the moving range, in the vector direction of the second linear moving means.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY RESIZING WINDOWS

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110173566

The present invention provides a method for resizing windows and an apparatus for resizing windows. The method, in one embodiment, involves selecting a seam bordering a window, building a list of windows, and resizing more than one window in response to a single seam movement by a user. The apparatus, in one embodiment, is a computer readable medium comprising a computer program for resizing windows.

METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING SECOND MULTI-MEDIA CONTENT ITEMS IN A LIST OF FIRST MULTI-MEDIA CONTENT ITEMS

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110170838

A method of distributing second multi-media content items into a list having at least one first multi-media content item is provided. The list of the first multi-media content item is to be reproduced on a personal TV system. A playlist of first multi-media content items is selected from a plurality of first multi-media content items available on different TV channels. Potential second multi-media content items from a plurality of available second multi-media content items are determined by matching information from the first and second multi-media content items. At least one of the determined second multi-media content items are selected based on a user profile, metadata of the first and second multi-media content items and/or a distribution scheme for distributing the second multi-media content items into the playlist of the first multi-media content items.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH A LINE AND METHOD OF FABRICATION THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110171828

A semiconductor device includes an interlayer insulation film, an underlying line provided in the interlayer insulation film, a liner film overlying the interlayer insulation film, an interlayer insulation film overlying the liner film. The underlying line has a lower hole and the liner film and the interlayer insulation film have an upper hole communicating with the lower hole, and the lower hole is larger in diameter than the upper hole. The semiconductor device further includes a conductive film provided at an internal wall surface of the lower hole, a barrier metal provided along an internal wall surface of the upper hole, and a Cu film filling the upper and lower holes. The conductive film contains a substance identical to a substance of the barrier metal. A highly reliable semiconductor device can thus be obtained.

LINK MEMBER FOR MOTION-ENABLED MOVIE THEATRE CHAIR

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110170945

The present document describes a link member for providing an interface between an actuator and a seat base. The link member has a translational degree of freedom and at least two rotational degrees of freedom. The link member comprises: a joint member having a spherical surface, the joint member for attachment to one of the actuator and the seat base; a housing for attachment to the other one of the actuator and the seat base; and a slider mounted on the spherical surface and within the housing. The slider is free to move in a direction of a translational plane within the housing thereby providing the translational degree of freedom. Furthermore, the slider is free to slide on the spherical surface and to pivot about a first axis and a second axis thereby providing the at least two rotational degrees of freedom.

NANOIMPRINT METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110171432

A method for applying a patterned coating of resist onto a surface of a substrate, includes embossing flowable resist at least once, wherein the flowable resist is respectively embossed between a patterned surface of a stamp and a carrier, whereby the stamp surface is provided with a patterned resist surface. The stamp carrying a first patterned part of the resist coating and the carrier carrying a second part of the resist coating are separated from each other. The patterned resist coating is transferred, wherein the first patterned part of the resist coating on the surface of the stamp is pressed against the surface of the substrate and the patterned resist coating is transferred onto the surface of the substrate. The first patterned part of the resist coating is cured and a demolding step is performed by separating the stamp from the first patterned part of the resist coating.

CAPTIONED TELEPHONE SERVICE

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110170672

A method of operating a captioned telephone call in which an assisted user is connected by a captioned telephone device which is connected both by one line to a remote user and a second line to a relay providing captioning for a conversation, the method comprising the steps of, when a call is received at the captioned telephone device on the first line, the captioned telephone device calling the relay on the second line to initiate captioning service set up prior to the call being answered, after the call is answered, the captioned telephone device passing spoken words received on the first telephone line to the second telephone line and the captioning service then providing captioning to the captioned telephone device of the spoken words transmitted on the second telephone line.

TREATMENT OF ORGANOPHOSPHATE EXPOSURE WITH TETRAHYDROINDOLONE ARYLPIPERAZINE COMPOUNDS

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110172242

A method of treating exposure to organophosphate agents through the use of compounds comprising tetrahydroindolone and arylpiperazine moieties.

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110169874

A display apparatus is disclosed. The display apparatus includes: a plurality of scan signal lines and a plurality of data signal lines that cross each other; a plurality of pixels formed at each crossing of the scan signal lines and the data signal lines, wherein each of the pixels includes sub-pixels that display red color, green color, blue color and white color in response to a scan signal from the scan signal lines and a data signal from the data signal lines, wherein the sub-pixels are arranged in a 22 matrix; a scan signal driving circuit including a plurality of stages that supplies the scan signal to the scan signal lines; and a data signal driving circuit that supplies the data signal to the data signal lines, wherein the scan signal driving circuit, the pixels, the scan signal lines and the data signal lines are formed on a same substrate.

Spreader Equipped Delivery Boot for Use with a Sweep Blade on an Agricultural Implement

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110168068

A delivery boot for mounting on a shank of an agricultural implement and carrying a sweep blade. The boot features a channel member having front, rear and side walls defining a channel extending downward from an inlet proximate the top end to an outlet proximate the bottom end, a sweep connection element defined on the channel member at a front side and a shank connection element defined on the channel member at a rear side thereof. A spreader is supported on the channel member proximate the outlet thereof to receive product delivered from the inlet through the channel member and guide said product laterally outward to both sides of the outlet. Arranged to mount in front of the shank and behind the sweep, the boot positions the outlet ahead of the shank to minimize disruption of product placement by earth falling back into the furrow behind the shank.

DIGITAL BROADCAST REPRODUCTION DEVICE AND DIGITAL BROADCAST REPRODUCTION METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110170613

A digital broadcast playing device (1) includes: decode units (3, 10) each configured to decode received digital broadcast stream data to generate digital broadcast frame data and output specification time data; delay time calculation units (6, 13) each configured to calculate a delay time by which the output-enabled time of the digital broadcast frame is delayed from the output specification time data; a maximum delay time holding unit (8) configured to hold, as maximum delay time, a maximum value of the delay time and the previously calculated delay time; and output timing control units (4, 11) each configured to control the output timing of the digital broadcast. Each of the output timing control units (4, 11) controls the output timing so that the digital broadcast frame is outputted after being delayed by the maximum delay time from the output specification time. Thereby, it is possible to provide a digital broadcast playing device capable of performing control to suitably delay the output timing of the digital broadcast.

System And Method For Presenting A Computed Route

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110172908

A method for presenting a route includes receiving a starting point and a destination point and computing a route that includes a route segment between the two points. The method further includes determining, based on a user's travel history, whether the route segment is an unfamiliar segment, and identifying, based on the user's travel history, a road that is familiar to the user. The method includes providing, in a format that distinguishes the familiar road from the computed route, the computed route and the familiar road relative to the unfamiliar segment for presentation of the familiar road within a scaled range of the unfamiliar segment.

ELECTRIC POWER CONVERTING APPARATUS AND INDUCTION HEATING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110168697

To aim to reduce ripple current flowing through a capacitor in a power converter apparatus including a converter, the capacitor and an inverter. A current sensor 6 is connected between a capacitor 5 and an inverter circuit 7 for detecting current Iinv flowing from the capacitor 5 to the inverter circuit 7. A frequency detecting subunit 11 performs fast Fourier transform on a waveform of the current Iinv to detect a frequency of a frequency component having the largest amplitude. Also, the frequency detecting subunit 12 detects a zero-cross point of the frequency component having the largest amplitude. Then a carrier signal control subunit 13 performs control such that a frequency and a rise time of a PWM carrier signal for driving the converter circuit 4 match the frequency and the zero-cross point that have been detected by the frequency detecting subunit 11 and the phase detecting subunit 12.

USE OF OLIGOAPIOGALACTURONANS AND THEIR DERIVATIVES TO SIMULATE DEFENCE AND RESISTANCE REACTIONS IN PLANTS AGAINST BIOTIC AND ABIOTIC STRESS SOURCES

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110172102

The invention related to the use of oligo-apiogalacturonan compounds, particularly extracted from aquatic plants of the Lemna or Zostera Genus, as an agent for stimulating the defence and resistance reactions in a plant, in particular an ornamental plant or a plant of agricultural interest, against biotic an/or abiotic stresses. The invention further relates to a method for stimulating the natural defence reactions of a plant or a portion or a plant against biotic and/or abiotic stresses that includes applying at least one oligo-apiogalacturonan compound in a liquid or solid composition on said plant or a portion of a plant or in the environment of said plant.

METHOD OF CONNECTING SUPERCONDUCTORS AND SUPERCONDUCTING COIL

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110168428

In one embodiment, there are produced two superconductors, in which a superconducting element wire bundle exposed from a conduit is reduced in diameter to be a polygonal shape with a metal die. The superconducting element wires reduced in diameter are covered with a conducting member and banded, and thereafter, covered portions thereof are cut to expose a cross section, inserted in a hollow portion of a hollow pipe in a manner to engage therewith, and the two superconductors are heated and joined via cross sections of the superconducting element wires reduced in diameter.

High Resolution Printing of Charge

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110170225

Provided are methods of printing a pattern of charge on a substrate surface, such as by electrohydrodynamic (e-jet) printing. The methods relate to providing a nozzle containing a printable fluid, providing a substrate having a substrate surface and generating from the nozzle an ejected printable fluid containing net charge. The ejected printable fluid containing net charge is directed to the substrate surface, wherein the net charge does not substantially degrade and the net charge retained on the substrate surface. Also provided are functional devices made by any of the disclosed methods.

POSTURE STATE CLASSIFICATION FOR A MEDICAL DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110172567

Techniques relate to operating a medical device in response to a detected posture state of a patient. A trigger event such as a request to modify how therapy is being delivered to the patient may cause a determination to be made as to whether the patient's posture state is stable. If the posture state is stable, an association is created between the posture state and one or more therapy parameter values. Over time, a library of such associations is created that may reflect any posture state in three dimensional space, wherein a posture state comprises at least one of a posture and an activity component. The library of associations may be used to automatically control therapy delivery. Similar ones of the associations may automatically be grouped into posture state regions to facilitate more efficient classification of the patient's posture state to control therapy delivery.

PTC Device

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110170221

There is provided a PTC device wherein its PTC element functions appropriately even when the PTC device is used in an environment in which solvent is present. The PTC device includes (1) a polymer PTC component including a polymer PTC element and a first and a second metal electrodes disposed on both sides of the main surface thereof; (2) a lead connected to at least one of the metal electrodes of the polymer PTC component; and (3) a ceramic package having an open-ended space for accommodating the polymer PTC component, said open-ended space having at least one opening that defines the open-ended space. The lead closes said opening in order to isolate the polymer PTC component disposed in said open-ended space from the environment surrounding the ceramic package.

Electronic Commerce Technique

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110173094

Described is a system, method, and product for facilitating a transaction between a buyer and a seller. A buyer searches a data store for an item. The buyer places a bid for the item, the bid including an item name for an item, the item name corresponding to an item identifier, the bid further including a price the buyer wishes to pay for the item. A seller searches the data store for the item. The seller receives a search result identifying the item and the buyer. The seller transmits a notice that the seller wishes to sell the item to the buyer. One or more messages are exchanged via a central server between the buyer and seller to arrange the transaction.

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110172733

Provided is an implantable RFID-enabled micro-electronic neurostimulator system for treating obstructive sleep apnea, comprising an implant having a top and a bottom layer, the bottom layer serving as an attachment mechanism such that the bottom layer of the implant encompasses the hypoglossal nerve and attaches to the top layer of the implant; a printed circuit board (PCB) attached to the top layer of the implant, the PCB having a first and a second opposing sides; a neural interface attached to the second side of the PCB; a core subsystem (CSS) attached to the first side of the PCB and electrically connected to the neural interface; and a radio frequency (RF) interface attached to the first side of the PCB and electrically connected to the CSS, wherein the implant is powered and controlled by an external programmable controller.

LIGHT-MIXING MODULE AND OPTICAL PROJECTION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110170070

A light-mixing module includes a first plate, a second plate, a first dichroic mirror, a second dichroic mirror, and a third dichroic mirror. The first dichroic mirror is disposed between the first plate and the second plate and is substantially perpendicular to the first plate and the second plate. The second dichroic mirror is disposed on a first side of the first dichroic mirror. The second dichroic mirror forms an angle with the first dichroic mirror and is substantially perpendicular to the first plate and the second plate. The third dichroic mirror is disposed on a second side of the first dichroic mirror and is substantially perpendicular to the first plate and the second plate. The third dichroic mirror is substantially parallel with the second dichroic mirror. The second dichroic mirror and the third dichroic mirror together form a fourth dichroic mirror, and at least one of the first dichroic mirror and the fourth dichroic mirror has a bevel gradient dichroic film.

CONSTITUTIVE PROMOTER FROM OIL PALM TYPE 2

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110173719

The present invention relates generally to a gene promoter from an oil palm plant and to a genetically modified plant comprising same. The gene promoter of the present invention is useful in facilitating expression of beneficial and/or desired phenotypic characteristics in plants and in particular oil palm plant products from such plants also form part of the present invention.

STABLE HYDROGEL COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING ADDITIVES

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110171311

The present specification generally relates to hydrogel compositions and methods of treating a soft tissue condition using such hydrogel compositions.

Auto Detecting and Auto Switching Antennas in a Mutli-Antenna FM Transmit/Receive System

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110171916

Methods and systems for auto detecting and auto switching antennas in a multi-antenna FM transmit/receive system are disclosed and may include electronically detecting when an external antenna may be coupled to an external port of the wireless device and utilizing the external antenna for transmitting and/or receiving FM signals. The decoupling of an external antenna from an external port may be detected, which may cause the FM radio transmitter/receiver to be configured to transmit and/or receive FM signals utilizing antennas internal to the wireless device. One or more test signals, which may include AC signals, may be generated within the chip for detecting whether an external antenna may be coupled to an external port. A reflected signal from an external port may be measured and compared to a prestored value corresponding to a reflection due to an open circuit at the one or more external ports of the wireless device.

NETWORK SERVICE ACCESS METHOD AND ACCESS GATEWAY EQUIPMENT

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110173339

The present invention includes a network service access method. In one embodiment, such a method comprises: forwarding the domain name resolution requests to a local domain name server of each Internet service provider providing services through access link corresponding with the Internet service provider; receiving Internet Protocol address on the domain name resolution requests which the local domain name server of each Internet service provider returned from the corresponding access link; selecting the Internet Protocol address according to line state of the access link of each Internet service provider providing services and returning the selected Internet Protocol address to the user equipments; and visiting network services by the access link of the Internet service provider returning the selected Internet Protocol address.

DRIVE SYSTEM FOR A HYBRID VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110172043

Drive system, in particular for a hybrid vehicle, comprising a power split device with associated drive paths, wherein at least one of the drive paths comprises two mechanically coupled electric machines that form a cascaded power split having both a mechanical and an electrical drive path.

HIGHLY INTEGRATED DATA BUS AUTOMATIC FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-07-14

Pub Number: US20110168416

A fire extinguishing system includes a first data bus having respectively first power and command leads. The system has multiple zones, each of which may include one or more detectors, and/or one or more suppressors and activation devices. The first data bus is directly connected and common to the detectors, suppressors and activation devices. A controller is connected to the multiple zones via the first data bus. A fire activation module includes the actuation device. First and second power leads are connected to the actuation device. A capacitor is connected to the actuation device and the power leads. The capacitor is configured to store electricity from the power leads and discharge the electricity to the actuation device during a suppression event. A wiring harness provides a zone identification element in communication with a connector and configured to provide a zone location assignment to the connector.