Total 5399 patents for "2011-08-11"

IMPROVED ARTIFICIAL VALVE

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110196476

The invention discloses an artificial valve (10, 20, 30, 50) for implantation in a mammal body, in or adjacent to a mammal blood vessel, comprising a casing (12, 37, 61) and a closing mechanism, with at least part of said closing mechanism being a first moving part (11; 21, 22; 31, 32, 33; 51) adapted to make movements relative to said casing (12, 37, 61), said movements being to assume an open and a closed position for opening and closing, respectively, the blood flow through said blood vessel, as well as to positions in between said open and closed positions. In the valve of the invention, the closing mechanism is adapted to be powered in its movements to the closed position, with the powering being at least in part by means of a power mechanism (76, 83) external to the blood vessel.

INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS, IMAGING APPARATUS, INFORMATION UPDATING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110196904

Disclosed herein is an information recording apparatus including: a loading section configured to be loaded with a recording medium for managing a file on the basis of at least one of an FAT file system and a file system similar thereto; and a control section configured, in updating at least one directory entry recorded to an area in a second and subsequent clusters in a recording area of directory entries in a predetermined directory in the recording medium, to read data, update at least the one directory entry, record the updated data, and update the FAT of the recording medium and management information similar to the FAT such that the area in which the updated data of the area in the second and subsequent clusters is recorded is linked to the area in a first cluster of the recording area in the predetermined directory.

APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR A SELF-ATTACHING CONTAINER

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110192891

A support mechanism for a container includes a container coupling mechanism, a flap overlap mechanism and an attachment mechanism. The container coupling mechanism is configured to couple to a distal end of a first flap of the container. The flap overlap mechanism is configured to overlap a second flap of the container when the first flap and the second flap are in a closed position, such that the second flap is between an interior portion of the container and the flap overlap mechanism in the closed position. The attachment mechanism is configured to selectively maintain the first flap and the second flap in the closed position. The support mechanism supports a greater force applied in a direction normal to a plane formed by the first flap and second flap in the closed position than a force supported by the first flap and the second flap without the support mechanism.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110194774

Methods and apparatuses for detecting a plurality of pixels of interest within an image and identifying luminance values corresponding to a predetermined object. The apparatus for detecting includes a memory configured to store first and second images captured using light of first and second wavelengths, respectively. The apparatus for detecting further includes at least one processor configured to detect a plurality of pixels of interest within the first captured image based on luminance values of the stored first and second captured images. The apparatus for identifying includes a memory configured to store a processed image, and at least one processor configured to determine frequencies of luminance values of the plurality of pixels of interest in the processed image and to determine a range of luminance values corresponding to a predetermined object within the processed image based on the determined frequencies of the luminance values.

MOTOR

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110193440

A motor having a rotor and a stator is disclosed. A motor having a rotor and as stator is disclosed. The rotor is a consequent-pole rotor having a rotor core, a plurality of magnets, and a plurality of salient poles. The stator includes a plurality of teeth. The stator is arranged to be opposite to the rotor with a gap along the radial direction. The gap between the stator and the rotor is set to satisfy an expression 1B/A, where A represents the shortest gap distance between the stator and the magnets, and B represents the shortest gap distance between the stator and the salient poles.

ARTERY- AND VEIN-SPECIFIC PROTEINS AND USES THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110195901

Arterial and venous endothelial cells are molecularly distinct from the earliest stages of angiogenesis. This distinction is revealed by expression on arterial cells of a transmembrane ligand, called EphrinB2 whose receptor EphB4 is expressed on venous cells. Targeted disruption of the EphrinB2 gene prevents the remodeling of veins from a capillary plexus into properly branched structures. Moreover, it also disrupts the remodeling of arteries, suggesting that reciprocal interactions between pre-specified arterial and venous endothelial cells are necessary for angiogenesis. This distinction can be used to advantage in methods to alter angiogenesis, methods to assess the effect of drugs on artery cells and vein cells, and methods to identify and isolate artery cells and vein cells, for example.

Playset System Components

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110195797

Many playsets include one or more tower sections with one or more platform sections supported above the ground or a similar support surface with a support structure or framing. In certain embodiments, a curved wall portion defines one or more panel openings. Subpanels may optionally be mounted into the openings. A balcony floor protrudes outwards with a curved outer edge or face with an interior flat floor edge adjoining an edge of a polygonal platform section floor to enlarge the square footage of the floor area of the platform section.

INPUT PARASITIC METAL DETECTION

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110196544

A system and method of controlling inductive power transfer in an inductive power transfer system and a method for designing an inductive power transfer system with power accounting. The method of controlling inductive power transfer including measuring a characteristic of input power, a characteristic of power in the tank circuit, and receiving information from a secondary device. Estimating power consumption based on the measured characteristic of tank circuit power and received information and comparing the measured characteristic of input power, the information from the secondary device, and the estimated power consumption to determine there is an unacceptable power loss. The method for designing an inductive power transfer system with power accounting including changing the distance between a primary side and a secondary side and changing a load of the secondary side. For each distance between the primary side and the secondary side and for each load, measuring a circuit parameter on the primary side in the tank circuit and a circuit parameter on the secondary side during the transfer of contactless energy. The method further including selecting a formula to describe power consumption in the system during the transfer of contactless energy based on coefficients and the circuit parameters, and determining the coefficients using the measured circuit parameters.

PRODUCT PACKAGE UTILIZING AN INFORMATION INDICATOR HELD IN A PRODUCT TRAY

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110192751

A product package having a product tray and an information indicator that can be mounted in the tray. The information indicator is operable to be held in the product tray and the product placed into the tray on top of the information indicator. The tray is operable to protect the product from damage during storage or transport as well as provide an enhanced appearance during display. The information indicator is operable to convey information to the consumer as well as assist in removal of the product from the product tray.

Jejunal feeding catheter

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110196290

An enteral catheter provides access to both the stomach and the deep jejunum for feeding, aspiration and decompression. The catheter includes a triple lumen 16Fr tube that joins to a triple lumen Y connector at the proximal end of the tube. The connector serves the three lumens as a source for venting air, for fluid aspiration and for fluid infusion. The catheter includes a gastro/jejunal bolus which provides a large effective recessed port size opening varying from 172 degrees around the circumference of the bolus to a maximum recess circumference of 350 degrees. The gastric aspiration lumen, the jejunal feeding lumen, and the air vent lumen, all connect to the gastro/jejunal or midport connector bolus in the stomach at the distal end of the three lumen tube. The gastric lumen and the air vent lumen both open into the stomach through a common gastric port by the midport bolus. The jejunal lumen in the 16Fr tube communicates with jejunal lumen in the jejunal tube. The midport bolus provides for the attachment of a smaller, round single lumen 8Fr lumen tube that extends into the jejunum and terminates at its distal end with a tip bolus. Both the gastric lumen and the air vent line terminate at the same point side by side into the common gastric port in the midport bolus. The gastric port is recessed to the level of its full internal lumen in the midport bolus, thereby providing a recess for maximum protection against occlusion and maximum area for outflow and inflow. The midport bolus and the jejunal port in the tip bolus include a structural arch protruding radially outwardly therefrom. The arch is effective to prevent the body segment of the bolus from bending and restricting the ports. At the distal end of the jejunal tube, the tip bolus contains an improved port that is recessed to just below the internal radius of the tube lumen to provide maximum protection against occlusion and maximum area for outflow.

Method and System for Improved Communication Network Setup Utilizing Extended Terminals

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110194549

Aspects of a method and system for improved communication network setup utilizing extended terminals are presented. Aspects of the method may comprise configuring a wireless Ethernet terminal functioning as a client station by a configurator via a network. The configured wireless Ethernet terminal may wirelessly receives information from a wireless station, and communicate the wirelessly received information to at least one of a plurality of wired stations via at least one of a plurality of corresponding wired interfaces. Aspects of the system may comprise a collocated device functioning as a configurator that configures a wireless Ethernet terminal functioning as a client station via a network. The configured wireless Ethernet terminal may wirelessly receives information from a wireless station, and communicate the wirelessly received information to at least one of a plurality of wired stations via at least one of a plurality of corresponding wired interfaces.

METHOD FOR THE ANALYSIS OF SOLID OBJECTS

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110195434

A method of analysis or diagnosis of solid objects is based on real-time detection of how predefined probes interact with structures present on or in the solid object combined with the calculation of how the recorded binding curves of said probes are distributed in terms of interaction properties. The interaction properties are input to a classification algorithm which automatically determines statues of the solid object. The method is particularly advantageous for solid biological objects like tissue slices combined with antibody probes, said antibody recognizing receptors known to be over-expressed in disease states on said tissue slice.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR PRECISION AIRBORNE PAYLOADS

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110196540

Outside air enters a ram air scoop on an aircraft frame, and is ducted to a ram air control valve. The air control valve outputs a desired air mass flow to a cyclone air-water separator which removes moisture and produces a dry air flow. A heater assembly heats the dry air to a desired temperature and directs the heated air into an equipment bay enclosure on the aircraft. The relative humidity of the heated air is sensed by an air moisture sensor which produces a corresponding signal. Other sensors disposed near a payload in the bay enclosure produce corresponding air temperature and air pressure signals. All the sensor signals are input to a processor or controller configured to activate the air control valve and the heater assembly according to set points for temperature and humidity that are specified for the payload in the bay enclosure.

OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110194385

According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.

Temporary binding apparatus

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110193323

Binding apparatuses for binding two articles together are disclosed. In one embodiment the articles comprise a snowboard boot to a snowboard. A magnetic element is attached to the snowboard and a permeable element is attached to the snowboard boot. The magnetic element and permeable element are configured to develop a binding force that is sufficient to enable a snowboarder to readily perform certain simple maneuvers, such as dismounting a chairlift.

WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110193419

Disclosed is an apparatus for use in wireless energy transfer, which includes a first resonator structure configured to transfer energy non-radiatively with a second resonator structure over a distance greater than a characteristic size of the second resonator structure. The non-radiative energy transfer is mediated by a coupling of a resonant field evanescent tail of the first resonator structure and a resonant field evanescent tail of the second resonator structure.

COMPOSITION FOR FORMING P-TYPE DIFFUSION LAYER, METHOD FOR FORMING P-TYPE DIFFUSION LAYER, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110195540

The composition for forming a p-type diffusion layer in accordance with the present invention contains an acceptor element-containing glass powder and a dispersion medium. A p-type diffusion layer and a photovoltaic cell having a p-type diffusion layer are prepared by applying the composition for forming a p-type diffusion layer, followed by a thermal diffusion treatment.

BICYCLE REAR SUSPENSION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110193316

A bicycle rear suspension system includes a front part including a top tube, a down tube, a head tube and a seat tube. A rear part of the bicycle rear suspension system includes two seat stays and two chain stays. The seat stays have first ends pivotally connected to the dropouts on the first ends of the chain stays and two second ends pivotally connected to a first end of a connection member at a first pivot point. Two second ends of the chain stays are pivotally connected to a bridge between the down tube and the seat tube. A second end of the connection member is pivotally connected to the top tube. A cylinder has a first end pivotally connected to the bridge and a second end pivotally connected to a mediate portion of the connection member at a second pivot point.

SYSTEMS, MEMORIES, AND METHODS FOR REFRESHING MEMORY ARRAYS

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110194367

Memories, systems, and methods for refreshing are provided, such as a memory with an array of memory cells divided into sections. Memories include replacement elements having a digit line, and detecting circuitry coupled to the digit line of at least one section of the memory cell array and coupled to the digit line of the replacement element. Memories include control logic configured to selectively refresh the replacement element at an occurrence when a non-neighboring section of the memory cell array relative to the replacement element is refreshed. Other memories, systems, and methods are provided.

ENHANCED SPATIALIZATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110194700

A system enhances spatialization in an audio signal at a receiving location. The system applies a phase difference analysis to signals received from an array of spaced apart input devices that convert sound into electrical signals. The system derives spatial or directional information about the relative locations of the sound sources. The converted signals may be mixed using weights derived from the spatial information to generate a multichannel output signal that, when processed by a remote or local audio system, generates a representation of the relative locations of the sound sources at the originating location at the receiving location.

APPARATUS FOR TREATING OBESITY

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110196197

An apparatus for treating obesity comprising a volume filling device assembled from at least two segments and is provided and following implantation, the device is placed resting against the stomach wall of the patient to reduce the inner volume of the stomach, thereby affecting the patient's appetite.

SYNTHETIC ANALOGS OF THE JUXTAMEMBRANE DOMAIN OF IGF1R AND USES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110195911

A peptide or peptidomimetic comprising the amino acid sequence RXGNGV (SEQ ID NO: 1) or the inverse thereof, or comprising at least six contiguous amino acids of the juxtamembrane domain of IGF1R (SEQ ID NO: 43) or inverse thereof, wherein the peptide or peptidomimetic comprises a total of about 50 or fewer amino acids and inhibits IFG-R1 activity, as well as a method of inhibiting a IGF1R in a cell, a method of treating or preventing IGF1R-mediated disease, and related compounds, compositions, and methods.

MULTISTORY BIOREACTION SYSTEM FOR ENHANCING PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110197317

The present invention relates to a multistory system for using waste carbon dioxide and waste heat to facilitate cultivation of photosynthetic organisms. In particular, the present invention relates to a multistory system with the incorporation of upconverting and downconverting luminescent materials and other components suitable for enhancing growth of photosynthetic organisms.

System and Method for Progressive Transitions Portfolio Investment Management

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110196809

The present invention discloses a system and a method providing for a progressive transition of the holdings within a portfolio that takes periodic gains as the market rises and utilizes a portion of those gains to buy back in as the market falls while providing for a gradual reduction in the volatility of the portfolio. Many existing systems only allow one stop-loss or trailing stop-loss value to be used resulting in the complete liquidation of the investment once the target value is breached while some newer systems involve the use of two or more different protection levels per security, some of which may adjusted to reflect market performance and some of which may be essentially fixed. As will be appreciated by those in the art, the various systems may be adjusted to reflect the financial goals and risk tolerance of particular clients.

SUPERSENSITIZATION OF DEFECT INSPECTION METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110194101

An electron microscope, for observing a defect detected by an optical defect inspection device or an optical appearance inspection device, is configured in such a manner that an optical microscope for re-detecting the defect is mounted thereon, and that a polarization-distribution polarizer and a spatial filter are inserted into a pupil plane when the optical microscope is used to observe a dark field.

OUTPUT APPARATUS AND TEST APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110193733

Provided is an output apparatus comprising a plurality of current sources; a plurality of holding sections that correspond respectively to the current sources and that each hold a designated voltage that designates a current flowing through the corresponding current source; a setting DAC that sequentially generates the designated voltage to be held by each holding section; and a supply section that sequentially switches a supply of the designated voltage generated by the setting DAC among corresponding holding sections.

LIQUID SAMPLE QUANTITY DETERMINER

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110192218

A slide type liquid sample quantity determiner is provided that may enable the whole of a quantity determining flow path to be surely filled with a liquid sample, and also a quantity determination time to be shortened. An upstream side capillary flow path, a quantity determining capillary flow path, and a downstream side capillary flow path are reduced in diameter in this order. When a slide body is at a liquid sample quantity determination position X, an upstream side opening of the quantity determining capillary flow path is contained in a downstream side opening of the upstream side capillary flow path, and an upstream side opening of the downstream side capillary flow path is contained in a downstream side opening of the quantity determining capillary flow path.

MEDICAL DEVICE WITH A GUIDEWIRE FOR PENETRATING OCCLUSIONS

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110196397

A medical device includes an outer catheter having a longitudinal axis, a movable device that can pass through the catheter and is movable along the longitudinal axis relative to the catheter, and a magnetic drive engine toward a distal end of the catheter. The magnetic drive engine includes at least two components with respective magnetic field-generating coils and magnets, that move relative to one another. One of the two components is coupled to the movable device for driving vibratory motion in the movable device along the longitudinal axis. An exemplary movable device is a guidewire over which the catheter is fed. The device typically includes a second catheter threaded inside the first catheter. The first or outer catheter shields the magnetic engine and its moving components.

DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110193892

A display device and a driving method to reduce power consumption, and to simplify the process of manufacturing the display device by configuring a driver made of PMOS transistors, is disclosed. The display device includes a display unit and a light emission driver. The display unit includes scan lines for transmitting scan signals, data lines for transmitting data signals, light emitting signal lines for transmitting light emitting signals, and pixels coupled to the scan lines, data lines, and light emitting signal lines. The light emission driver is for receiving a partial driving selection signal for selecting one of a normal driving mode or a partial driving mode, an area selection signal for dividing the display unit into a display area and a non-display area, a synchronization signal generated in synchronization with a vertical synchronization signal, and first and second light emitting clock signals, for outputting the light emitting signals.

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS, AND NOZZLE RECOVERY METHOD USED IN LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-08-11

Pub Number: US20110193920

A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a recording head that ejects an ink from a plurality of nozzles, a liquid supply passage and a reservoir that supply the ink from an upstream side toward a downstream side, a maintenance pump that is able to suck and discharge the ink from and to the liquid supply passage, a filter that clarify the ink in the reservoir, and a control unit that performs a recovery process of the nozzles by controlling an operation of the pump, wherein the control unit causes the maintenance pump to perform a sucking operation to suck the ink, and then causes the pump to perform a discharging operation to discharge the ink, thereby supplying the ink clarified by the filter to the nozzle side.