Total 5808 patents for "2011-07-21"

CUTTING TOOL

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110174130

A portable, non-power operated cutting tool for cutting sheets of building materials in a straight fashion without splintering or cracking. The cutting tool includes a base, a blade holder with a blade, and a handle with an eccentric cam rotatably connected to the base, where the blade holder moves between an open position and a closed position by rotating the eccentric cam.

Apparatus For Erecting Ribbed Cardboard For Protecting Packed Products

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110177927

The apparatus for erecting ribbed cardboard for protecting packed products comprises a collecting device provided with gripping means which are mobile between a gripping station of a single blank sheet of ribbed cardboard from a collecting store and a folding station of the sheet. A folding matrix is destined to receive a single sheet of ribbed cardboard supplied by the collecting device. The forming punch is destined to cooperate with the folding matrix in order to fold opposite lateral flaps of the sheet by contact with the folding means. The forming punch is destined to retain the sheet on completion of the folding stage. A transfer device hingedly bearing the forming punch and destined to move the forming punch between the folding station and a release station of the sheet, which sheet is retained in a folded configuration by the forming punch and a packing line of the products.

HEAT AND PRESSURE GENERATED DESIGN

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110177319

A wood fibre based panel with surfaces layer with lower parts which has less binders than the upper parts. Also, a method of manufacturing a building panel having a structured surface with a design that has colour variation in register with the structure obtained by a varying pressure distribution applied on the surface.

UNAFFILIATED WEB DOMAIN HOSTING SERVICE PRODUCT MAPPING

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110179165

Based on usage patterns of clients who have purchased web domain offerings, providing a three dimensional visual representation that uses a visual element to represent the degree of similarity among different offerings.

COMPOSITIONS AND PROCESSES FOR PAPER PRODUCTION

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110174455

Oxidative compositions and processes that preserve and enhance the brightness and improve color of pulp or paper when applied during different stages of the papermaking process are identified. The oxidative composition and method maintains and/or enhances brightness, prevents yellowing, and enhances the performance of paper products. Used in combination with optical brighteners and/or chelants the oxidative agents produce a synergistic effect not previously identified in the paper process.

ELECTRO-OCULOGRAPHY ESTIMATING DEVICE, ELECTRO-OCULOGRAPHY CALCULATING METHOD, EYE-GAZE TRACKING DEVICE, WEARABLE CAMERA, HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY, AND ELECTRONIC EYEGLASSES

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110178784

An electro-oculography estimating device includes: a distance obtaining unit which obtains a right-eye corneal distance, a right-eye retinal distance, a left-eye corneal distance, and a left-eye retinal distance; and an electro-oculography theoretical value calculating unit which calculates an electro-oculography theoretical value generated at the given three-dimensional positions, based on the right-eye corneal distance, the right-eye retinal distance, the left-eye corneal distance, and the left-eye retinal distance that are obtained by the distance obtaining unit, as an input into an electro-oculography model that is a function for calculating the electro-oculography theoretical value generated in the given three-dimensional spatial position, based on the right-eye corneal distance, the right-eye retinal distance, the left-eye corneal distance, and the left-eye retinal distance.

USING HIGHLY SENSITIVE SUSPENDED CARBON NANOTUBES FOR MOLECULAR-LEVEL SENSING BASED ON OPTICAL DETECTION

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110177493

A molecular sensor is provided that contains at least one carbon nanotube suspended on a suitable support structure. In one aspect, at least one receptor is attached to a surface of the suspended carbon nanotube. Also provided are methods of detecting an analyte in a sample by contacting a sample suspected of containing the analyte with the molecular sensor of this invention under suitable conditions that favor binding of the analyte to the receptor and detecting any analyte bound to the receptor, if present.

MATERIAL SHEET AND PROCESS FOR ITS PREPARATION

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110174147

The invention relates to a material sheet comprising a woven fabric of polymer tapes, wherein the width of a tape varies less than 2% on average in the longitudinal direction of the tape. The invention also relates to a process for the preparation of the material sheet, and to a ballistic resistant article comprising the material sheet. A ballistic resistant article comprising the material sheet exhibits excellent antiballistic properties.

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110179381

A method includes displaying a first part of information on a touch-sensitive display of a portable electronic device, detecting a gesture on the touch-sensitive display, determining attributes of the gesture, when the gesture comprises a first type gesture, performing an imaging function on the information, and when the gesture comprises a second type gesture, selecting and performing a function.

Systems and Methods for Remote Placement of Electrified Fish Barriers

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110174231

The inventive subject matter describes systems and methods for the remote placement of electrified fish barriers are illustrated and described herein. The inventive subject matter describes a floating electrical barrier that is responsive to the presence of detected fish. The inventive subject matter also describes a multiplicity of electrical barriers that are arranged to create an electrical field that entrains certain species of fish. The inventive subject matter also describes a movable barrier that is used to guide fish from location to location using electrical fields.

IMAGE HEATING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110176823

An image heating apparatus includes a heating member for heating a toner image on a recording material in a heating nip, a pressing member for forming the heating nip and being in contact with the heating member, an abrading member for abrading a surface of the heating member, a contact-and-separation device for causing contact and separation of the abrading member with respect to the heating member, and a selecting device for selecting, depending on the basis weight of the recording material to be heated by the heating member, whether or not the contact-and-separation means brings the abrading member into contact with the heating member before a recording material is conveyed to the heating nip.

MIXER FOR FUEL FEEDING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110174265

A mixer for a fuel feeding device comprises a swirl flow chamber having a doughnut-shaped space, an inflow hole connected to the swirl flow chamber from the outer peripheral side of the swirl flow chamber, a cylindrical section which is formed concentrically to the swirl flow chamber and which has a cylindrical space area, a tapered hole formed concentrically to the swirl flow chamber, diverged toward the swirl flow chamber, and connected to the swirl flow chamber and the cylindrical section, and an outflow hole which is formed concentrically to the swirl flow chamber and which communicates with the cylindrical section on the opposite side thereof to the side where the cylindrical section is connected to the tapered hole.

OPTICALLY ACTIVE DIFLUOROMETHANESULFONANILIDE DERIVATIVE AND HERBICIDE

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110178299

The present invention aims at providing an optically active difluoromethanesulfonanilide derivative exhibiting an excellent herbicidal activity at a low dose.

Optical Element

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110178409

A microscope, endoscope or optical coherence tomograph, comprising a light source, a flexible light transmitter (18) for receiving and transmitting light from the light source, an optical element (20) with a forward end (30) for receiving the light from the light transmitter (18) and a rear wall (26) having an internal surface for reflecting the light laterally, and an external sleeve (14) enclosing the optical element (20) and transparent to the light in at least a region of the sleeve where the light is directed by the internal surface (26). The internal surface (26) has an optical figure suitable for focussing the light to an observational field (28) external to the sleeve (14). A confocal configuration may be used.

STATOR CONNECTOR

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110175471

A stator connector has an annular carrier structure adapted to be superposed on and fixed to the central annular portion of the stator and manufactured from an electrically insulating plastic overmolded onto a group of N conducting members which are separated from each other and electrically insulated by said plastic and having a generally arcuate shape. The conducting members have respective first projections extending out of the annular carrier structure. These first projections are adapted to be connected, in particular by soldering or welding, to terminals or ends of coils of the stator. Each conducting member further has at least one additional connection projection extending out of the annular carrier structure to form phase terminals for the stator.

SPACE-FILLING MINIATURE ANTENNAS

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110177839

A novel geometry, the geometry of Space-Filling Curves (SFC) is defined in the present invention and it is used to shape a part of an antenna. By means of this novel technique, the size of the antenna can be reduced with respect to prior art, or alternatively, given a fixed size the antenna can operate at a lower frequency with respect to a conventional antenna of the same size.

SCANNING METHOD AND SYSTEM USING 2-D ION IIMPLANTER

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110174991

An ion implanter system has a movable wafer support for holding a semiconductor wafer and a beam source that generates a beam for implanting ions in the semiconductor wafer while the wafer is moving. A plurality of path segments are identified, through which the wafer support is to move to expose the semiconductor wafer to the ion beam. A first position and a second position are identified for each respective one of the plurality of path segments, such that, when the wafer is in each first position and each second position, a perimeter of the beam projected in a plane of the wafer is tangent to a perimeter of the wafer. The ion implanter is configured to automatically move the wafer along each of the plurality of path segments, starting at the respective first position on each respective path segment and stopping at the respective second position on the same segment, so as to expose the wafer to the beam for implanting ions in the wafer.

ONE-STEP CONVERSION OF SOLID LIGNIN TO LIQUID PRODUCTS

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110173875

The present invention refers to a method of converting a lignin material into a liquid product and the liquid product obtainable by the method.

Anti-Heparin Compounds

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110178104

The present invention provides compounds and methods for antagonizing the anticoagulant effect of an anticoagulant agent that is selected from UFH, LMWH, and a heparin/LMWH derivative in a patient comprising administering to the patient a compound of the invention or a salt thereof, or a composition comprising the same.

ENHANCING VIRALLY-MARKETED FACILITIES

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110178851

A method and apparatus for enhancing a virally marketed facility is described and illustrated. In one embodiment, the invention is a method of operating a virally marketed facility. The method includes measuring virality of the facility based on a conversion rate and a propagation rate. The method also includes determining potential options for increasing virality. The method further includes executing potential options for increasing virality. In an alternate embodiment, the invention is a method of operating a virally marketed facility. The method includes measuring virality of the facility. Also, the method includes determining potential options for increasing virality. Further, the method includes concurrently executing potential options for increasing virality.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING THERMAL BUBBLES FOR IMPROVED ULTRASOUND IMAGING AND THERAPY

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110178444

A method and system uniquely capable of generating thermal bubbles for improved ultrasound imaging and therapy. Several embodiments of the method and system contemplates the use of unfocused, focused, or defocused acoustic energy at variable spatial and/or temporal energy settings, in the range of about 1 kHz-100 MHz, and at variable tissue depths. The unique ability to customize acoustic energy output and target a particular region of interest makes possible highly accurate and precise thermal bubble formation. In an embodiment, the energy is acoustic energy. In other embodiments, the energy is photon based energy (e.g., IPL, LED, laser, white light, etc.), or other energy forms, such radio frequency electric currents (including monopolar and bipolar radio-frequency current). In an embodiment, the energy is various combinations of acoustic energy, electromagnetic energy and other energy forms or energy absorbers such as cooling.

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

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110177050

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.

POLYSULFONE POLYMERS AND MEMBRANES FOR REVERSE OSMOSIS, NANOFILTRATION AND ULTRAFILTRATION

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110174728

The invention provides modified polysulfones substituted in one or more of the phenyl rings by functional groups and membranes composed of the modified polysulfones. Also provided are methods for the preparation of monodispersed nanoporous polymeric membranes. The membranes are useful for reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, and ultrafiltration, particularly for purification of water.

ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A STATOR THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110175485

A rotating electrical machine includes: a rotor to which a plurality of magnetic poles are provided along its circumferential direction; a stator core laminating a plurality of core plates, and having a cylinder portion with teeth extending radially outwards; and a stator coil received in a slot between the teeth; wherein each of the teeth includes: a tooth body portion extending radially outwards from the cylinder portion; and a pair of projecting end portions, provided at an end of the tooth body portion, that are in radially extended state before receiving the stator coil in the slot, and that are in curved state in which they are bent in circumferential direction after receiving the stator coil in the slot; and wherein, in the curved state, a vacant space is defined at the slot side of a curved portion that communicates the base portion and the projecting end portion.

FUEL CELL MODULE

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110177431

A tubular fuel cell module having improved current collecting efficiency. In one embodiment, the fuel cell module includes: a fuel cell unit; a first current collector extending along an outer side of the fuel cell unit; and a second current collector wound around the first current collector and around the outer side of the fuel cell unit. Here, the outer side of the fuel cell unit is a curved outer side, the first current collector has a curved inner side facing the curved outer side of the fuel cell unit, and the curved inner side of first current collector is shaped to match the curved outer side of the fuel cell unit.

Tape image on non-tape storage device

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110179223

A method and system for facilitating the performance of data backups facilitates the storage of information being backed up on a non-tape storage device in a format that facilitates the subsequent transfer of the information to a tape storage device without substantial further processing by a computer.

THIOPHENE-CARBOXAMIDES USEFUL AS INHIBITORS OF PROTEIN KINASES

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110178146

The present invention relates to compounds useful as inhibitors of protein kinase. The invention also provides pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising said compounds and methods of using the compositions in the treatment of various disease, conditions, or disorders. The invention also provides processes for preparing compounds of the inventions.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE CENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT OF A DOCUMENT ORDERING AND DELIVERY PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110179053

A system and method for managing the ordering, maintenance and delivery of documents (e.g., technical publications, journals, etc.) in a copyright-compliant manner. A company having a plurality of users having a significant need to access a plurality of documents, order a large number of documents, may utilize the system and method to centrally manage the company's document ordering needs. The system and method provides for the end-to-end management of the access to the plurality of the documents and the entire document delivery supply chain from the publisher to the user anywhere, anytime on any of the user's devices. Use of the system and method enables a company to efficiently control the automated distribution of content in compliance with copyright restrictions set forth by document publishers.

Channel Sounding Using Multiple Sounding Configurations

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110176480

More than one set of sounding signal configuration parameters are determined for the same mobile terminal. The mobile terminal uses the sets of configuration parameters to generate different sounding reference signals which can be used for different purposes such as estimating timing and channel quality. In one embodiment, a method of configuring uplink sounding transmissions by mobile terminals in a wireless communication network is characterized by determining different sets of configuration parameters for sounding signal transmissions for a given mobile terminal (200). The different sets of configuration parameters are transmitted to the mobile terminal, allowing the mobile terminal to generate different sounding signals for different uses by the wireless communication network (202).

AUTOMATICALLY WRAPPING TEXT IN A DOCUMENT

Pub Date: 2011-07-21

Pub Number: US20110179345

The described embodiments provide a system for formatting a document in a word processor. The system starts by performing at least one operation on an object in a section of text in the document. Before the operation is performed on the object, the text in the section of text is placed around the object in accordance with a first wrapping behavior. After performing the operation on the object, the system determines a second wrapping behavior for the text in the section of text around the object based on a location of the object in the section of text and a size of the object. The system then places the text around the object in accordance with the second wrapping behavior.