Total 6465 patents for "2011-08-04"

Low Profile, High Efficiency Blower Assembly

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110189005

An air distribution blower housing for a low profile air handler such as a residential furnace is designed with a volute-shaped outer wall that has an exponentially increasing expansion angle in the direction of air flow through the blower housing for at least a portion of the volute-shaped outer wall length. This results in the blower housing having an enlarged air outlet opening that slows down and spreads out the air flow from the blower housing over a greater area of the furnace heat exchanger. The blower housing thereby enables less air pressure drop through the heat exchanger, which increases the efficiency of the blower motor operation. The design of the blower housing also efficiently turns the velocity head of the air flow through the housing to usable static air pressure at the housing air outlet.

Satellite Irrigation Controller

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110191504

In one embodiment, the present invention provides a satellite irrigation controller that allows a user to insert a input/output card into any position in any sequence and be recognized as an input card or an output card. When the correct card type is determined, the card is service according to its specified functionality. In another embodiment, the satellite irrigation controller includes firmware which allows a user to program a range of stations at one time. In yet another embodiment, the satellite irrigation controller provides three user input programs that reduce the amount of input data needed to program the irrigation cycle of an irrigation station.

Organic Light Emitting Diode Display and Method of Manufacturing the Same

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110186869

An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display comprises a first substrate and a second substrate configured to comprise a pixel area and a non-pixel area other than the pixel area, a sealing member configured to adhere the first substrate and the second substrate together, reinforcing materials filled into the non-pixel area of the first substrate and the second substrate, and an accommodation unit configured to accommodate some of the reinforcing materials within at least one of the first substrate and the second substrate corresponding to the non-pixel area. A method of manufacturing the OLED display comprises: preparing a mother substrate, including a plurality of display panels and cutting lines between two adjacent display panels; cutting the mother substrate into separated unit display panels; forming grooves on a side of each unit display panels; and filling reinforcing materials in a non-pixel area of the unit display panels, some of the reinforcing materials flowing into the grooves.

ADHESIVE COMPOSITION, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, ADHESIVE FILM USING THE SAME, SUBSTRATE FOR MOUNTING SEMICONDUCTOR AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110187006

Disclosed is an adhesive composition which includes (a) an epoxy resin, (b) a curing agent and (c) a polymer compound incompatible with said epoxy resin, and further optionally includes (d) a filler and/or (e) a curing accelerator. Also disclosed are a process for producing an adhesive composition, including mixing (a) the epoxy resin and (b) the curing agent with (d) the filler, followed by mixing the resultant mixture with (c) the polymer compound incompatible with the epoxy resin; an adhesive film including the above-mentioned adhesive composition formed into a film; a substrate for mounting a semiconductor including a wiring board and the above-mentioned adhesive film disposed thereon on its side where chips are to be mounted; and a semiconductor device which includes the above-mentioned adhesive film or the substrate for mounting a semiconductor.

System and a Method Relating to Network Management

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110191460

The present invention relates to a node supporting networking and communication with other nodes by means of a layered communication protocol and group communication with other nodes controlled via a grouping protocol adapted to interact with said communication protocol. The node comprises a policy engine which is arranged separately from, but in communication with said grouping protocol. The policy engine is adapted to establish current and/or changing node, group and network related information and to use one or more grouping policies to automatically and dynamically control grouping related actions and adapt the grouping. The invention also relates to a system comprising a number of such nodes and a method of controlling grouping.

CONDUCTION DEVICE FOR A HEARING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CONDUCTION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110188689

A hearing apparatus, more particularly a hearing aid, generally requires sound or electrical signals to be conducted from a housing, worn outside of an auditory canal of a user, to an earpiece which has been inserted into the auditory canal. An appropriate conduction device often has a soft tube. The tube must be fixedly connected to the earpiece so that the latter can be pulled out of the auditory canal using the tube. Nevertheless, the connection between the tube and the earpiece is made detachable by an appropriate plug so that the earpiece can be cleaned. The plug is attached as securely as possible to the soft tube. One end of the tube and a region of the plug may be encapsulated by a material by insert molding or the tube and the plug may be welded together. A method for producing a conduction device is also provided.

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO ESTIMATE REGION OF TISSUE ACTIVATION

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110191275

A computer-implemented method for determining the volume of activation of neural tissue. In one embodiment, the method uses one or more parametric equations that define a volume of activation, wherein the parameters for the one or more parametric equations are given as a function of an input vector that includes stimulation parameters. After receiving input data that includes values for the stimulation parameters and defining the input vector using the input data, the input vector is applied to the function to obtain the parameters for the one or more parametric equations. The parametric equation is solved to obtain a calculated volume of activation.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING DELIVERY OF PUBLIC SERVICES

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110191475

Systems and methods of managing public services provided by a utility are described. The method includes determining a presence of one or more users at a particular location based on a current status of one or more communication devices. The method further includes predicting consumption of the public service responsive to the determining step.

Nondestructive Testing Apparatus and Method

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110187233

A laser opto-acoustic apparatus and method is applied for nondestructive testing of defects and residual stresses in solids. A nondestructive testing apparatus may have a piezoelectric transducer for measuring oscillations in a solid. The oscillations or waves may be caused from longitudinal, shear, and/or Raleigh waves in the object to be tested. The nondestructive testing apparatus may also include a laser. The laser is capable of generating the longitudinal, shear, and/or Raleigh waves in the object. One method of performing nondestructive testing of materials may include creating at least one of a longitudinal, shear, and/or Raleigh wave in an object and measuring the speed of the wave in the object. The speed of the waves may be compared with the speed of waves in a material without defects to determine whether the object to be tested has defects.

Access Using a Mobile Device with an Accelerometer

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110187505

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems, apparatuses and methods for using a mobile device with an accelerometer to gain access into a secured or restricted area. A first device and a second device interact by making physical contact with each other thereby generating interaction data that is representative of the physical interaction between the first and second device. The first and second device may be mobile phones. The second device may be a point of sale terminal, access point device, or any other stationary (i.e., in a fixed position) device positioned at a line, door, gate, or entrance. A server computer determines, based on interaction data, that the first device and the second device made physical contact. After determining that the first device and the second device made contact, communications may be initiated between the devices. Communications may relate an access transaction comprising an exchange of information, such as credentials, between a prospective entrant (operating the first device) and a gatekeeper (operating the second device) to verify that the prospective entrant is permitted or is not permitted access to a particular area that is secured or restricted by the gatekeeper. Other embodiments are direct to confirmation transactions. Access transaction and confirmation transactions may be combined with a financial transaction using a payment processing network.

SAVINGS AND REWARDS PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110191159

A method for providing a savings and rewards program includes receiving a selection of one or more transfer options for making automated funds transfers from a transferor account to a transferee account. A first amount of funds is transferred from the transferor account to the transferee account based on the selection. A determination is made, based at least in part on a comparison of a transferee account balance to a first threshold balance, regarding whether the customer is eligible for a first reward. The first reward is provided to a customer if it is determined that the customer is eligible. A determination is made regarding whether the customer has maintained a second threshold balance in the transferee account for a predetermined time period. The customer is provided with a second reward if it is determined that the customer has maintained the second threshold balance for the predetermined time period.

System and Method for Performing An Electrosurgical Procedure Using An Ablation Device With An Integrated Imaging Device

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110190630

An ablation device includes an antenna assembly having a radiating portion configured to deliver energy from a power source to tissue. The radiating portion has an outer conductor and an inner conductor. The inner conductor is disposed within the outer conductor. The device also includes an imaging device operably coupled to the radiating portion. The imaging device is configured to generate imaging data corresponding to tissue proximate the radiating portion of the antenna assembly.

Website Font Previewing

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110191671

Aspects of this disclosure relate to a system and method for loading and viewing a web page in a browser to preview fonts without altering the constituent elements of the web page. According to one or more aspects of this disclosure, the system may include a browser for viewing a web page and previewing fonts on the web page. According to one or more aspects of this disclosure, the method may include receiving a web page at a browser, storing a representation of the web page into a memory, rendering the representation of the web page, receiving a selection of one or more elements of the web page, receiving a font property that specifies a change to a font type and/or a font size, and applying the specified font property to the selected elements.

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND FUEL CELL INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110189508

Collector portions, connection conductor portions and drawn-out conductor portions are formed on one surface of a base insulting layer of an FPC board. The collector portions, the connection conductor portions and the drawn-out conductor portions are covered with cover layers. The cover layers contain a resin composition. The resin composition has moisture permeability of not more than 150 g/(m 2 24 h) in an environment at a temperature of 40 C. and with a relative humidity of 90%. The resin composition has a glass transition temperature of not less than 80 C.

MOBILE HORSE EXERCISE AND HYDROTHERAPY SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110185979

An apparatus in the form of a mobile system for delivery and administration of exercise, conditioning, and hydrotherapeutic massage of horses, including thoroughbred race horses, comprising a tank containing a pool of water, a self-contained, mobile structure for holding the pool of water, a self-contained, mobile reservoir or reserve tank for quickly filling the tank containing the pool of water, a system for transfer of water from the reserve tank into the tank containing a pool of water and vice versa, a plurality of current inducing jets, a plurality of water massage jets, a lift device for raising or lowering the horse into the pool, an outlet for rapidly discharging the contents of the filled tank containing the pool of water and pumps of a sufficient power to induce a current within the tank.

NEEDLE BUSH BEARING WITH SEALING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110188793

A needle bearing assembly includes a seal such as a double lip metal stiffener seal, and a washer within the shell. The double lip seals are accommodated within a chamber of the needle bush bearing assembly. The metal stiffener is used on a body of the double lip seal. A washer is used between one of the plane surfaces of double lip seal having a metal stiffener and the needle surface. The washer serves as a contact portion and is guided by the shell. A portion of the shell provides room to the external lip of the seal for proper placement inside the shell internal diameter.

INTERSPINOUS SPACER WITH DEPLOYABLE MEMBERS AND RELATED METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110190816

The present teachings provide one or more surgical implements for repairing damaged tissue, such as in the case of spinal stenosis. An implant for insertion between adjacent spinous processes is provided. The implant can include a body having a first end, a second end and defining a bore. The implant can include a first cap coupled to the first end of the body, a second cap coupled to the second end of the body, with each of the caps defining a space. The implant can include a connector coupled to the first cap and the second cap through the bore. The implant can include at least one deployable member coupled to the first end of the body and the first cap. The at least one deployable member can be retained within the first space in a first position, and can extend from the first space in a second position.

SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING AN OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110188945

A support structure for supporting offshore wind turbines is provided. The support structure includes a foundation configured to at least partly contact a seabed and at least part of a tower. The foundation and the at least part of the tower are one-piece.

WIDEBAND OSCILLATION CIRCUIT

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110187469

A wideband oscillation circuit outputting oscillation signals (divided signals) of continuous frequencies is disclosed and the wideband oscillation circuit includes an oscillator that outputs an oscillation signal, a filter that filters the oscillation signal output from the oscillator and outputs an injection locked signal, and an injection locked frequency divider that performs a free-run operation and outputs a divided signal of the oscillation signal while its oscillating operation is regulated by the injection locked signal, the division ratio of which varies in accordance with a control signal, wherein the filter generates the injection locked signal by controlling the passing characteristic that caused the oscillation signal to pass with respect to time in accordance with a filter control signal locked with the divided signal.

ANTIBODY COMPLEX, METHOD FOR DETECTING ANTIGEN, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ANITBODY COMPLEX

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110189690

In order to improve the detection sensitivity of MUSTag, the present invention provides an antibody complex including a nucleic acid chain as a label, an antibody to specifically recognize the antigen and an adaptor moiety linking the nucleic acid chain and the antibody, wherein the adaptor moiety includes an immunoglobulin binding domain of Protein G, Protein A or Protein L for binding with the antibody, and the adaptor moiety and the antibody are chemically cross-linked to form a cross-linked antibody complex.

DECODING A SEQUENCE OF DIGITAL IMAGES WITH ERROR CONCEALMENT

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110188766

A sequence of digital images encoded according to a predictive format is decoded using encoded auxiliary data which is representative of at least part of the sequence of digital images. A current encoded image, received with at least one detected error, is decoded. The decoding includes applying an error concealment decoding on at least part of the current encoded image containing such a detected error to obtain a first decoded image. An item of information representative of reconstruction errors is obtained based upon a reconstruction confidence of the error concealment decoding for at least one pixel of the error-containing part of the current image. The encoded auxiliary data and the first decoded image are processed based upon the item of information representative of reconstruction errors to obtain corrected auxiliary data. The first decoded image is modified to obtain a second decoded image based upon the corrected auxiliary data.

BIOSYNTHESIS OF DERIVATIVES OF MONACOLIN J

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110189726

The invention relates to a process for obtaining monacolin J derivatives (I), wherein R 1 is COR 2 , wherein R 2 is selected from C1-C15 alkyl, C3-C15 cycloalkyl, C2-C15 alkenyl, C2-C15 alkynyl, aryl and heterocyclyl; which comprises producing monacolin J by fermentation from a monacolin J-producing microorganism; and acylating the hydroxyl group present in the C8 position of the monacolin J previously obtained by means of adding a suitable acylating agent to the fermentation medium to obtain the desired monacolin J derivative (I).

RF/DIGITAL SIGNAL-SEPARATING GNSS RECEIVER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110188618

An RF/digital signal-separating receiver is provided for GNSS and other RF signals. The receiver includes a first master antenna and a second slave antenna, which are positioned in spaced relation for directional, radio compass applications. First and second downconverters and first and second ADCs are located under the first and second antennas in analog signal areas, which configuration minimizes cross-coupling RF signals from the antennas and reduces noise. The first and second ADSs are connected to respective first and second correlators in a digital signal location, which is centrally located relative to the antennas. The correlators are connected to a microprocessor for computing distances for the received signals, from which the receiver's orientation or attitude is determined. A method of manufacturing receivers with this configuration is also disclosed.

siRNA Specific to WT1 17AA(-)Isoform and Use Thereof

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110190384

Disclosed is a polynucleotide having at least 15 contiguous bases in the base sequence of SEQ ID NO:26 and including the base sequence of SEQ ID NO:27. Also disclosed is siRNA produced based on the polynucleotide. By means of this, a cancer cell-specific molecular-targeted therapy, which successfully controls the function of WT1, can be realized.

SNR ESTIMATION

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110188561

A method for estimating a Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) in a received signal including, for a fixed first set of a plurality of samples from the received signal, providing an initial noise estimate, starting with the initial noise estimate, iteratively improving the noise estimate, and estimating SNR based, at least partly, on the fixed first set of samples from the received signal and the noise estimate. Additional related apparatus and methods are also described.

ACTIVE ELEMENT ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND FLAT DISPLAY USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110187630

An active element array substrate includes a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data lines, a plurality of pixel transistors and a plurality of pixel electrodes. The data lines are intersected with the scan lines. Each of the pixel transistors is electrically coupled to corresponding one of the scan lines and corresponding one of the data lines respectively, and each of the pixel electrodes is electrically coupled to one of the corresponding pixel transistors respectively. Furthermore, each of the pixel electrodes includes an alloy having nickel and boron.

SHOCK ABSORBER

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110186393

A piston connected to a piston rod is fitted in a cylinder having a hydraulic oil sealed therein. Flows of hydraulic oil induced in extension and compression passages by sliding movement of the piston are controlled by extension and compression damping force generating mechanisms, respectively, to generate damping force. In the extension and compression damping force generating mechanisms, the hydraulic oil is introduced into back pressure chambers through back pressure introducing orifices, respectively, and the opening of relief valves is controlled by the pressures in the back pressure chambers, respectively. In a low piston speed region, damping valves open, which are provided downstream of the back pressure chambers, respectively, and as the piston speed increases, the relief valves open to suppress an excessive increase of damping force. After the relief valves have opened as a result of an increase in the piston speed, the relief valves are kept open at piston speeds not lower than the piston speed at which the relief valves open, thereby obtaining stable damping force.

MATCHING AUTHENTICATION METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110191833

A matching authentication method for wireless communication equipment comprises that: a device at the transmitting end sends a matching request (S101) to a device at the receiving end; the device at the transmitting end receives the response messages feedback from the device at the receiving end, and the response message carry with feature codes (S102); the device at the transmitting end obtains the feature codes and takes the feature codes as the authentication and authorization codes communicating with the receiving end. The invention also provides a wireless communication device with the function of matching authentication correspondingly. The wireless communication device comprises a memory unit, a communication unit, and an authentication and authorization unit and a feature code updating unit. The invention also provides a wireless communication system with the function of matching authentication correspondingly.

DEVELOPING UNIT, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110188896

A developing unit includes: a developer carrier; a toner supplying member having a porous surface layer; a toner storage storing therein toner; a stirring member that is rotated to stir the toner; a toner amount detecting unit that detects an amount of the toner; a toner supplying unit that supplies new toner to the toner storage based on a detection result; and a toner removing member that removes the toner carried in the porous surface layer, wherein the toner removing member is arranged in a separable and contactable manner from and with the porous surface layer, and the developing unit has a stirring mode in which the toner removing member is brought into contact with the porous surface layer, and the toner supplying member is rotated while the stirring member is rotated to stir the toner.

PLACEHOLDER BIDS IN ONLINE ADVERTISING

Pub Date: 2011-08-04

Pub Number: US20110191191

Some embodiments of the invention provide techniques for placing placeholder bids in an auction associated with online advertising marketplace. Placeholder bids can include bids that are not actually entered or placed in the auction or marketplace. Rather, placeholder bids can include hypothetical bids. Impacts of placeholder bids, should the placeholder bids have been entered or placed as actual bids, can be assessed. An assessment can include assessing an impact on auction and marketplace parameters, an impact on bid or campaign performance, and an impact on downstream parameters such as user behavior, such as associated conversions or purchasing.