Total 6235 patents for "2011-08-25"

TIRE INFLATION METHOD FOR TIRE TESTING MACHINE

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110203362

In a tire testing machine, a test tire transported onto a belt conveyor is entrusted to a lower rim by lowering the belt conveyor. In this state, an upper rim is lowered to the position of the lower rim, whereby the upper and lower rims are fitted to the test tire, and then the test tire is inflated. An inflation method for the tire testing machine comprises stopping the belt conveyor at an intermediate position, without lowering the belt conveyor to a descent limit, when entrusting the test tire to the lower rim by lowering the belt conveyor; and inflating the test tire, with the weight of the test tire being shouldered by the belt conveyor as well.

Apparatus And Method For Forming Skin On A Ceramic Body By Extrusion

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110204544

A honeycomb extrusion apparatus comprises a die body and a flow control device. The die body comprises an inlet end, an outlet end, a central axis, a first set of feedholes, a second set of feedholes, a set of central slots, and a set of outermost peripheral slots. The first set of feedholes extends from the inlet end to an interior interface portion of the die body. The second set of feedholes extends through the die body from the inlet end to the outlet end. The set of central slots extends from the outlet end to the interior interface portion of the die body. The set of outermost peripheral slots is disposed radially outwardly of the central slots. The interior interface portion of the die body is configured to allow flow of the batch material from the first set of feedholes to the central slots and to the outermost peripheral slots.

Temperature-control circuit of a heating line and a temperature-control method thereof

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110204040

A temperature-control circuit of a heating line and a temperature-control method thereof are disclosed. The method comprises steps of: outputting a forward square-wave signal by a first forward square-wave signal generation circuit; outputting a reverse square-wave signal by a reverse square-wave signal generation circuit; and outputting a varied forward square-wave signal by a second forward square-wave signal generation circuit. Above square-wave signal generation circuits are respectively connected with an AND gate. When the input square-wave signals are simultaneously logic high, a switch is triggered by a trigger circuit to heat the heating wire. When the heating wire's temperature increases, the forward square-wave signal output by the second forward square-wave signal generation circuit is changed so as to render these input square-wave signals non-simultaneously logic high and not to trigger the switch in order to stop the heating wire's heating and keep the heating wire at a certain temperature range.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING TEXT

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110208511

An apparatus for providing a control input signal for an industrial process or technical system having one or more controllable elements includes elements for generating a semantic space for a text corpus, and elements for generating a norm from one or more reference words or texts, the or each reference word or text being associated with a defined respective value on a scale, and the norm being calculated as a reference point or set of reference points in the semantic space for the or each reference word or text with its associated respective scale value. Elements for reading at least one target word included in the text corpus, elements for predicting a value of a variable associated with the target word based on the semantic space and the norm, and elements for providing the predicted value in a control input signal to the industrial process or technical system. A method for predicting a value of a variable associated with a target word is also disclosed together with an associated system and computer readable medium.

Refillable Container with a Graduated Neck Extension

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110204086

The invention is a container with a neck extension having a sight glass and containing indicia to enable a user to verify the liquid content of the container with a graduated level indicator. The container enables a user to verify whether when a gasoline pump indicator reflects the dispensing of one gallon of gasoline into the container. A liquid level indicator allows the user to verify whether the pump has accurately dispensed a gallon or whether the amount of gasoline received is less than one gallon.

Programming Method and System For DAQ-Containing Device

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110209116

A programmable data acquisition system capable of selectively physically disconnecting a data acquisition element and memory element of the system from a processing element of the data acquisition system and connecting the data acquisition element and memory element to an external programming connector when the external programming connector is connected to an external application development device such that a processor of the external application development device can access the data acquisition element and memory element for generation of an application program for implementation by the processing element. A method of building an original application program on the data acquisition system using an external application development device via selective disconnecting and reconnecting of the data acquisition element and memory element of the system from a processing element of the data acquisition system.

EPILATORY COMPOSITIONS

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110203055

An epilatory composition of the adhesive type comprises a gel-like matrix material, for example of a rosin-based or sugar-based material, together with 0.1-5 wt % of a branched polyalkene, for example polyisobutene. The resulting compositions offer skin care benefits whilst maintaining excellent viscoelastic and adhesive properties.

CONTENT SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110208616

Systems, methods, and an article of manufacture for managing media content are shown and described. A method can include storing a plurality of collection maps on a server in communication with a network, each collection map each indicating how music content items making up a music content item collection associated with a user account are held across a plurality of music devices associated with the user account. The method can also include controlling a transfer of music content items from the server to individual remote user music devices according to the collection map associated with the relevant user account.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110204438

A semiconductor device may include, but is not limited to: a semiconductor substrate; a first insulating film; a second insulating film; a first gate electrode; a second gate electrode; and a first semiconductor region. The semiconductor substrate has first and second grooves crossing each other in plan view. The first insulating film covers an inner surface of the first groove. The second insulating film covers an inner surface of the second groove. The first gate electrode fills at least a bottom portion of the first groove. The second gate electrode fills at least a bottom portion of the second groove. The first semiconductor region is positioned in the semiconductor substrate. The first semiconductor region contains a first impurity. The first semiconductor region is adjacent to a first portion of the second insulating film. The first portion of the second insulating film covers at least a bottom region of the second groove.

MOLECULAR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SPECIES OF THE M. TUBERCULOSIS COMPLEX

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110206715

Specific genetic deletion are identified in mycobacteria isolates, including variations in the M. tuberculosis genome sequence between isolates, and numerous deletion present in BCG as compared to M. tb. These deletions are used as markers to distinguish between pathogenic and avirulent strains, and as a marker for particular M. tb. isolates. Deletions specific to vaccine strains of BCG are useful in determining whether a positive tuberculin skin test is indicative of actual tuberculosis infection. The deleted sequences may be reintroduced into BCG to improve the efficacy of vaccination. Alternatively, the genetic sequence that corresponds to the deletion(s) are deleted from M. bovis or M. tuberculosis to attenuate the pathogenic bacteria.

SENSOR CHIP, BIOSENSOR SYSTEM, METHOD FOR MEASURING TEMPERATURE OF BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE, METHOD FOR MEASURING TEMPERATURE OF BLOOD SAMPLE, AND METHOD FOR MEASURING CONCENTRATION OF ANALYTE IN BLOOD SAMPLE

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110203942

A sensor chip (200) includes a measuring unit (41) and a measuring unit (42). The measuring unit (41) includes an electrode system (temperature electrodes) having a portion (31) of an electrode (11) and a portion (32) of an electrode (12), and a portion of a capillary (40) containing the portion (31) and the portion (32). The measuring unit (42) includes an electrode system (analysis electrodes) having a portion (33) of a sensor electrode (13) and a portion (34) of an electrode (14), and a portion of a capillary (40) containing the portion (33) and the portion (34) in addition to a reaction reagent layer (20). Data (a) related to the temperature of the blood sample is acquired based on the dimension of a current flowing through the temperature electrodes, and data (b) related to a concentration of an analyte in the blood sample is acquired based on the dimension of a current flowing through the analysis electrodes.

PIVOTING WEDGE PANEL MOUNTING ASSEMBLIES AND SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110203747

A panel mounting system configured to securely mount a panel to a support structure includes a channel and a pivoting wedge assembly. The pivoting wedge assembly is configured to selectively lock a panel to the channel. In one or more implementations, the pivoting wedge assembly is configured to automatically rotate between a released position and a locked position.

Exhaust Gas Treatment Device

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110203692

The present invention relates to an exhaust gas treatment device for an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine, more preferably of a road vehicle with a housing, in which at least one exhaust gas treatment element is arranged and mounted by means of a bearing mat and with an outlet pipe which is fluidically connected to an outlet chamber formed in the housing. The risk of a contamination of the bearing mat with water can be reduced with a separating bottom which is arranged in the housing and separates the outlet chamber from a collecting chamber. The separating bottom includes several passage openings through which the outlet chamber is fluidically connected to the collecting chamber and which are each enclosed by a collar protruding into the outlet chamber.

INVESTMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110208671

A computer implemented investment method comprises: financing an investor with a limited-recourse loan to make an investment in a security, the investment having an underlying investment strategy, which is to be applied over a plurality of investment periods, and periodic investment exit points; for each period of the investment, calculating a payment, which is payable by the investor in order to remain invested in the investment; investing during each period according the underlying investment strategy; calculating: a first redemption value if the investor exits at an exit point before the end of a final period, the value at least in part determined by the performance of the investment up to the point of exit; or a second redemption value if the investor remains invested over all periods, the value at least in part determined by the performance of the investment up to the end of the final period; and determining a redemption payment to the investor according to the respective redemption value and the loan amount.

System for storing electrical energy

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110204841

A method and apparatus are described for storing electrical power in the form of relative chemical potential between a concentrated solution, typically salt brine, and a dilute version of the same solution. To recover the power, the concentrated solution and dilute solution are supplied to a means for transforming the difference in their chemical potential into electrical power by such means as pressure retarded osmosis or reverse electrodialysis. In operation such means take in the concentrated and dilute solutions and exhaust a solution of intermediate concentration. The concentrated solution is supplied from a container such as a pond. It is generated by evaporation of the intermediate concentration solution in a second, separate pond, which receives the exhaust from the power generation means. The exhaust solution is concentrated by evaporation and is transferred into the first pond when the concentration has reached a sufficient level. To obtain a high evaporation rate in a relatively small evaporation area, the evaporation is enhanced to a rate faster than that obtained at the liquid surface of an open pond of the solution by employing electrical evaporation enhancement means. The electrical evaporation enhancement means is programmed to draw power from an electrical supply grid during periods when electricity demand is low and or when the cost of electricity is below or equal to an average cost over a period such as a diurnal cycle. When demand is high the enhancement is discontinued and the power generation means uses the stored concentrated brine to generate extra electrical power. Therefore the enhancement means would be used less than 30% of the time when the stored concentrated brine is being used to generate electrical power.

NAVIGATION APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110208428

A navigation apparatus is provided which displays an own-vehicle driving condition without making it difficult to view a map display. The navigation apparatus includes own-vehicle location determination means 1 that determines a location of an own vehicle; a map database 11 having map data recorded therein; vehicle data acquisition means 6 that acquires vehicle data; a displaying means 5 that displays on the map data an own-vehicle mark indicating the location of the own-vehicle; and data processing means 13 that determines a driving condition using the vehicle data, to thereby vary the own vehicle mark, wherein the vehicle driving condition is represented by means of the own vehicle mark.

FLUOROOLEFIN IODIDE MIXTURE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110207904

Disclosed is a mixture of fluoroolefin iodides represented by the general formulae: C n F 2n+1 CF 2 CHCF(CF 2 CF 2 ) m I [Ia] and C n F 2n+1 CFCHCF 2 (CF 2 CF 2 ) m I [Ib] wherein n is an integer of 0 to 5, and m is an integer of 1 to 3. The fluoroolefin iodide mixture is produced by subjecting a fluoroalkyl iodide represented by the general formula: C n 2n+1 CF 2 CH 2 CF 2 (CF 2 CF 2 ) m I [II] wherein n is an integer of 0 to 5, and m is an integer of 1 to 3, to an HF-elimination reaction in the presence of a basic compound.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POLICING A QoS FLOW IN A MoCA 2.0 NETWORK

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110205891

Systems and methods for policing a Quality of Service (QoS) flow in a MoCA network are provided. The network may include a sending node, a receiving node and a network controller. The network controller may allocate a QoS flow between the sending node and the receiving node. The sending node may request bandwidth for the QoS flow from the network controller. QoS requests have a higher priority than some other requests and may swamp the network. The sending node therefore polices its use of the network. First, the sending node computes a policing time period Tpp. Next the sending node computes a packet and bit allocation for the use of the network during a Tpp. Last the sending node sends reservation requests to the network controller when the allocation of packet or bits has not been exceeded. If any allocation has been exceeded the sending node reserves bandwidth via opportunistic reservation requests which have a lower priority than some other requests.

1,4,2-DIAZAPHOSPHOLIDINE DERIVATIVES

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110207927

The present invention relates to novel 1,4,2-diazaphospholidine derivatives, to a process for preparation thereof and to use as catalysts.

System and Method for Adaptive Correction to Phased Array Antenna Array Coefficients Through Dithering and Near-Field Sensing

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110205117

A system and method of adaptively correcting the excitation or receive coefficients for a phased array antenna. For a transmitting antenna, a sensor located in the near field of the antenna is used to sense the antenna transmission. A reference signal that represents the sensor response to a desired antenna transmission that is accomplished with predetermined excitation coefficients is determined. The magnitudes and phases of the excitation coefficients are modified in a predetermined manner to create a modified antenna transmission. An actual signal that represents the sensor response to the modified antenna transmission is then determined. The excitation coefficients are then corrected using the differences between the reference signal and the actual signal, such that the modified antenna transmission becomes closer to the desired antenna transmission. The method and system also apply to a receiving antenna.

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD THAT PERFORM MULTIPLE IMAGE PROCESSES, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110205565

An image processing apparatus that can decompress image data in appropriate manners suitable for a plurality of processes, and simplify and speed up the processes. Blocks of image data are compressed, and information indicative of procedures of the processes to be performed on the blocks of image data by a plurality of image processing units is added to the compressed blocks of image data. Decompression methods for the compressed blocks of image data are determined according to the procedures in the information added to the compressed blocks of image data. The compressed blocks of image data are decompressed using the determined decompression methods.

DIRECTIONAL VALVE FOR A RESPIRATOR PRODUCT

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110203590

A directional valve for a respirator product shall be improved with regard to a low flow resistance. To accomplish the object, two diaphragm-like valve disks (12, 13) abutting against one another at a central line of separation (16) that are attached to the valve housing (11) in a point-like manner and can be moved in a flap-like manner by the breathing gas stream are provided. A central web (19) at the valve housing (11), which runs along the line of separation (16) and support webs (21) additionally arranged on both sides, is used as a valve seat.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DESTROYING OF UNDESIRABLE FORMATIONS IN MAMMALIAN BODY

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110208206

A method and a system for destruction of an undesirable formation in a mammalian body are described. The invention is based on inserting a probe into mammalian body; said probe is electrically connectable to a control unit and upon bringing the probe in physical contact with the formation supplying pulses of energy from the control unit to the probe in order to destroy the formation. The invention further comprises counting amount of pulses being supplied to the probe and establishing a remaining service life of the probe by subtracting the amount of pulses being supplied to the probe from an amount of pulses corresponding to initial service life of the probe. The treatment session is automatically terminates as soon as amount of pulses being supplied to the probe approaches at least a fraction of the established remaining service life of the probe. The established remaining service life of the probe is stored for new treatment session. Delivery of pulses automatically terminates when the remaining service life is exhausted and use of such probe becomes impossible.

BURNER ARRANGEMENT

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110203285

A burner arrangement is provided. The burner arrangement includes a support and at least two fuel nozzles attached to the support in the direction of flow, with each fuel nozzle including a support-side section which includes a contact surface on the support side with which it rests on a supporting surface of the support, with at least two fuel nozzle tips embodied in one piece extending out from the support-side section in the direction of flow and the support-side contact surface including at least two extension parts projecting in the direction of the support, with the extension parts each embodying a channel through which fuel is fed in each case to the fuel nozzle tips through passages which are arranged in the support-side contact surface of the support-side section.

MONITORING OF THE EXCITATION FREQUENCY OF A RADIOFREQUENCY SPARK PLUG

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110203543

A radiofrequency plasma generating device, including: a control module generating a control signal at a control frequency, a power supply circuit including a breaker switch controlled by the control signal, the breaker switch applying an excitation signal to an output of the power supply circuit at the control frequency defined by the control signal, a resonator exhibiting a resonant frequency of greater than 1 MHz, connected to the output of the power supply circuit and adapted to generate a voltage for making a spark when it is excited by the excitation signal, and a mechanism monitoring the control module and configured to modify the frequency of the resonator excitation signal in a manner synchronous with the control signal, during application of the excitation signal.

ACTIVE HEADREST

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110204686

An active headrest has a simple structure so that injuries of the neck and a portion near the neck of a passenger can be effectively prevented in the event of a rear-end collision and forward and rearward inclinations of the active headrest can be adjusted in an ordinary driving state to improve user's convenience and shake of the active headrest with respect to a vehicle seat in an ordinary state can be prevented to suppress noise and vibration and the quality of the vehicle seat and the car can be improved.

POSTAL SEAMLESS ACCEPTANCE SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING EXCEPTION HANDLING

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110208626

A mail processing system and method. A method includes receiving a mailing manifest that includes mailpiece identifiers. Each mailpiece identifier corresponds to an individual mailpiece in a group of mailpieces, and the mailing manifest includes a mailer identification that identifies the mailer of the group of mailpieces. The method includes processing the group of mailpieces and tracking the status of each of the mailpieces. The method includes updating the status of the mailpiece identifiers on the mailing manifest according to the tracking, and producing mail processing data. The method includes analyzing and storing the mail processing data.

TRANSPARENT INORGANIC-ORGANIC HYBRID MATERIALS VIA AQUEOUS SOL-GEL PROCESSING

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110206831

A sol to form an inorganic-organic hybrid coating having a thick highly transparent hard coating is described. The hybrid coating is formed from a combined aqueous sol with least one hydrolyzable silane and at least one hydrolyzable metal oxide precursor where the only organic solvents present are those liberated upon hydrolysis of the silanes and metal oxide precursors. In one embodiment an inorganic-organic hybrid coating is formed by combination of a sol, prepared by the hydrolysis of tetraethoxysilane and -glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane with an excess of water, and a sol, prepared by the hydrolysis of titanium tetrabutoxide and -glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane with a deficiency of water. A plastic substrate can be coated with the combined sol and the combined sol gelled to a thickness of at least 5 m with heating to less than 150 C.

DISPLACEMENT MEASUREMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS, STRAIN MEASUREMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS, ELASTICITY AND VISCO-ELASTICITY CONSTANTS MEASUREMENT APPARATUS, AND THE ELASTICITY AND VISCO-ELASTICITY CONSTANTS MEASUREMENT APPARATUS-BASED TREATMENT APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110204893

The present invention provides elastic constant and visco elastic constant measurement apparatus etc. for measuring in the ROI in living tissues elastic constants such as shear modulus, Poisson's ratio, Lame constants, etc., visco elastic constants such as visco shear modulus, visco Poisson's ratio, visco Lame constants, etc. and density even if there exist another mechanical sources and uncontrollable mechanical sources in the object. The elastic constant and visco elastic constant measurement apparatus is equipped with means of data storing 2 (storage of deformation data measured in the ROI 7 etc.) and means of calculating elastic and visco elastic constants 1 (calculator of shear modulus etc. at arbitrary point in the ROI from measured strain tensor data etc.), the means of calculating elastic and visco elastic constants numerically determines elastic constants etc. from the first order partial differential equations relating elastic constants etc. and strain tensor etc.

Continuous Testing Method

Pub Date: 2011-08-25

Pub Number: US20110203354

A continuous testing method for testing the concentration of a target object in a fluid is provided. The method comprises the following steps. A focused light is provided in the fluid to separate the target object from a non-target object in the fluid by changing the movement direction of the target object and the non-target object. The fluid having separated out the non-target object is enabled to react with a reagent. A signal is provided to pass through the fluid having reacted with the reagent. The signal passing through the fluid is received and an electronic signal is outputted corresponding to the input signal. The concentration of the target object is acquired according to the electronic signal.