Total 4953 patents for "2011-09-01"

METHOD FOR PREPARING AN ELECTRODE FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEN

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110212259

A method for preparing an electrode, includes the steps of preparing a dispersion of a polyoxometalate and a material conferring electronic conductivity and comprising positive charges in a solvent; depositing the suspension obtained in the first step on a carbon medium; drying the suspension deposited in previous step, and applying a binder to the suspension dried in previous step to obtain an electrode.

HOSE CONNECTOR

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110210540

Arrangement for a hose system (11) comprising an inner main hose (12) and an outer cover hose (13) delimiting a ring shaped air filled volume (14) designed to make the hose bouyant in water. At least at one end there is a connector (15) attached to the main hose as well as the cover hose, and which at its free end is attached to, or integrated with, connector part (16) for connection of the hose system (11) to an external system. The connector (15) comprises:an inner sleeve (22), to which the end of the main hose (12) is attached to, as the inner sleeve (22) by its free end (26) is equipped with an element, in particular threads, for connection to a pipe systeman outer sleeve (16) with to which the end of the cover hose is attacheda connector element (30) for connecting the inner sleeve (22) detachably to the outer sleeve (16), and a connection between the two hose parts (12, 14) comprising a one way valve which allows draining the outer hose (14) to the main hose (12).

System and Method for Controlling Operations of Vapor Compression System

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110209486

A system and a method for controlling an operation of a vapor compression system are disclosed, such that a performance of the system measured in accordance with a metric of the performance is optimized. A control signal is modified with a modification signal including a perturbation signal having a first frequency, wherein the control signal controls at least one component of the vapor compression system. A metric signal representing a perturbation in the performance of the system caused by the modification signal is determined, wherein the metric signal has a second frequency substantially equal to the first frequency. The control signal is adjusted based on a function of a phase between the perturbation signal and the metric signal, such that the performance is optimized.

WOUND CARE ARTICLE, COMPRISING A PORTION OF MODIFIED NATURAL FIBERS OR SYNTHETIC FIBERS

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110213286

The invention relates to a wound treatment item having a proportion of modified natural fibers or synthetic fibers with a high dehydrating capacity.

VIDEO SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR OPERATING A VIDEO SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110211096

A multiple camera video system and methods for operating such a system. The system may include a plurality of cameras located around a stadium, athletic playing field or other location. The cameras are remotely controlled in a master-slave configuration. A camera operator at a master pan head selects one of the plurality of cameras as the current master camera and utilizes the master pan head to adjust the telemetry and zoom of the master camera to follow the target object. The telemetry and zoom parameters of the master camera are then used to calculate corresponding telemetry, zoom and/or other parameters for each of the plurality of slave cameras. Video captured by each of the cameras is stored for the production of replay video feeds or for archiving. The replays may be capable of spinning through the video feeds of adjacent cameras in order for the viewer to get the sensation of revolving around the target object. The multiple camera video system also includes methods for calibrating the system.

Method, System and Computer Readable Medium for Addressing Handling from a Computer Program

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110214052

A method, system and computer readable medium for providing for providing a function item, such as a key, button, icon, or menu, tied to a user operation in a computer, whereby a single click on the function item in a window or program on a computer screen, or one single selection in a menu in a program, initiates retrieval of name and addresses and/or other person or company related information, while the user works simultaneously in another program, e.g., a word processor. The click on the function item initiates a program connected to the button to search a database or file available on or through the computer, containing the person, company or address related data, in order to look up data corresponding to what the user types, or partly typed, e.g., name and/or address in the word processor, the correct data from the database, data related to the typed data, e.g., the name of the person, company, or the traditional or electronic address, or other person, or company, or address related data, and alternatively the persons, companies, or addresses, are displayed and possibly entered into the word processor, if such related data exists.

Production Process For Parts Of A Perfluoropolymer Composition

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110209811

Perfluoropolymer parts containing (reinforcing) fibers oriented parallel to the surface of the parts may be joined by frictional welding processes such as vibration welding and ultrasonic welding without disturbing the orientation of the fibers. The parts may be used directly or cut into other shapes. Such parts are useful where high temperature resistance and/or chemical resistance is desired along with good physical properties such as strength and/or toughness. These types of parts include gaskets and seal rings.

Cytotoxic Nucleotides for Targeted Therapeutics

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110213135

The present invention provides a method of generating a nucleic acid, which specifically binds to an extracellular surface protein expressed by a cell of interest, and which nucleic acid comprises a compound of interest to be delivered to the cell of interest.

LACTAM-CONTAINING COMPOUNDS AND DERIVATIVES THEREOF AS FACTOR XA INHIBITORS

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110212930

The present application describes lactam-containing compounds and derivatives thereof of Formula I:

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THIN-FILM LIGHT-ABSORBING LAYER, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THIN-FILM SOLAR CELL USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110209763

Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a thin-film light-absorbing layer using spraying, including mixing precursor solutions comprising CuCl 2 , InCl 3 and SeC(NH 2 ) 2 under a nitrogen atmosphere at room temperature thus preparing a mixture solution; spraying the mixture solution on a substrate and drying it, thus forming a thin film; and selenizing the thin film under a selenium atmosphere. A method of manufacturing a thin-film solar cell is also provided, which includes forming a back contact layer on a glass substrate using sputtering; forming a light-absorbing layer on the back contact layer using spraying; forming a buffer layer on the light-absorbing layer using chemical vapor deposition; forming a window layer on the buffer layer using sputtering; and forming an upper electrode layer on the window layer.

MEMORY INITIALIZATION METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING AN INITIALIZATION PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110213955

A memory initialization method in a boot sequence of an information processing apparatus having a memory and a plurality of processors sharing the memory, the memory initialization method includes initializing a first area of the memory required for an operation of the firmware and a second area of the memory required for a kernel activation by executing the firmware stored in a first storage by a first processor, storing the kernel to the initialized second area from a second storage by executing the firmware by the first processor, making a second processor activate and execute the kernel stored in the second area by executing the firmware by the first processor, and initializing a remaining area of the memory by the kernel executed by the second processor and the firmware executed by the first processor in parallel.

NOISE DAMPENING ENERGY EFFICIENT CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING AND USING SAME

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110209909

A noise dampening energy efficient circuit board includes a carbon material layer for dampening electromagnetic interference between surface mount components and trace patterns of the circuit board. One or more ground plane layers are arranged relative to the carbon material layer to cooperatively dampen and repel noise of varying frequencies. The positioning of the carbon material layer with respect to the ground plane layer enhances the ground plane operation. Glass fiber material layers and other insulating dielectric layers are disposed at particular locations within the noise dampening energy efficient circuit board. The carbon material layer and the ground plane layer dampen electromagnetic noise, thereby permitting energy saving design considerations, increasing energy efficiencies and reducing power consumption. Mounting posts of the surface mount components include insulating sleeves to selectively insulate different layers of the circuit board from surface mount components. Methods for constructing and using the circuit board are also disclosed.

TARGETED DELIVERY OF GLYCINE RECEPTORS TO EXCITABLE CELLS

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110213017

The invention provides a method of modulating electrophysiological activity of an excitable cell. The method involves causing exogenous expression of a glycine receptor (GlyR) protein in an excitable cell of a subject. Thereafter, the excitable cell is exposed to an allosteric modulator of the GlyR protein. Modulation of the exogenous GlyR protein (an ion channel) in response to the allosteric modulator modulates the electrophysiological activity of the excitable cell. The method can be used to control pain in a subject. The invention further provides a replication-defective HSV vector comprising an expression cassette encoding a GlyR protein, stocks and pharmaceutical compositions containing such vectors, and a transgenic animal.

VASCULAR HOLE CLOSURE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110213414

A device for closing an aperture in a vessel wall, the aperture having an external opening in an external region of the vessel wall and an internal opening in an internal region of the vessel wall. The device includes a covering member positionable inside the vessel against the internal opening of the aperture and having a dimension to prevent egress of fluid through the aperture. First and second retainers are positionable external of the vessel and have a tip of a smaller transverse dimension and facing in a direction toward the covering member for advancement toward the covering member. A flexible connecting member operatively connects the covering member and the first retainer and moves the first retainer toward the covering member.

RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFIERS FOR USE IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110212859

Provided herein are biological research methods, kits, and products that utilize radio frequency identifier technology.

Portable, non-lethal, self defense device with disabling mechanism

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110210146

A personal self defense device containing a housing, grip section, canister, actuator, a slide plate, and disarming device. The disarming device prevents operation of the device should the device be removed from the grasp of a victim. The disarming device can rotate in several directions and the force required for its operation can be adjusted. The device further includes a camera, illumination device, power source, and memory storage device.

Epitaxy Profile Engineering for FinFETs

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110210404

A method of forming an integrated circuit structure includes providing a wafer including a substrate and a semiconductor fin at a major surface of the substrate, and performing a deposition step to epitaxially grow an epitaxy layer on a top surface and sidewalls of the semiconductor fin, wherein the epitaxy layer includes a semiconductor material. An etch step is then performed to remove a portion of the epitaxy layer, with a remaining portion of the epitaxy layer remaining on the top surface and the sidewalls of the semiconductor fin.

1149.1 TAP LINKING MODULES

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110214027

IEEE 1149.1 Test Access Ports (TAPs) may be utilized at both IC and intellectual property core design levels. TAPs serve as serial communication ports for accessing a variety of embedded circuitry within ICs and cores including; IEEE 1149.1 boundary scan circuitry, built in test circuitry, internal scan circuitry, IEEE 1149.4 mixed signal test circuitry, IEEE P5001 in-circuit emulation circuitry, and IEEE P1532 in-system programming circuitry. Selectable access to TAPs within ICs is desirable since in many instances being able to access only the desired TAP(s) leads to improvements in the way testing, emulation, and programming may be performed within an IC. A TAP linking module is described that allows TAPs embedded within an IC to be selectively accessed using 1149.1 instruction scan operations.

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110212068

Compositions and methods for treating congestive heart failure are provided herein.

SYSTEM TO CATCH FISH AND THE RESPECTIVE METHOD OF USE

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110209382

The disclosed subject matter concerns a system and related method that forms a wall of bubbles, which is used to catch fish. The system consists of or can include, at least, two boats, two or more chambers, a suction pump, a compressor and a device that forms a wall of bubbles, constituted by one or more bubble making chambers, one or more conducting chambers, conducting tubes, floating tubes and ballast, which, by forming a net of bubbles, enables fish to be trapped and subsequently caught. Thus, the disclosed subject matter is useful for catching fish in a more economical and ecological manner, eliminating conventional nets and reducing the level of non-target species being caught. Another advantage is an improvement in the quality of the catch. This system can be used in the fishing industry and in aquaculture.

MOBILE PRESENTATION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110209370

The invention relates to a mobile presentation device (1) having a first wheel (2) and a second wheel (3), where the first (2) and second (3) wheels each comprises an outer ring (4) rotatably arranged around an inner ring (5). Furthermore, the inner ring (5) has a first side (6) and a second side (7), wherein a presentation surface (8) is arranged on the second side (7). Further, the first (2) and second (3) wheels are fixed parallel to each other by means of a bar device (9) by which the inner rings (5) of the first (2) and second (3) wheels are connected.

DIGITAL INFORMATION PROTECTING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER ACCESSIBLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110213988

A method for protecting digital information includes: converting a protected address range into a plurality of address blocks based on a preset conversion unit, and generating an address block rearranging rule using the address blocks as a parameter; when it is desired to load data into an address batch of the protected address range, converting the address batch into a plurality address blocks based on the conversion unit; and locating rearranged addresses of the address blocks in the protected address range according to the address block rearranging rule, and loading the data into the rearranged addresses. Thus, the data can be stored in the address batch scatteredly, and the protected data cannot be recomposed into the original correct data when stolen.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SPINAL RADIO FREQUENCY NEUROTOMY

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110213356

Methods and systems for spinal radio frequency neurotomy. Systems include needles capable of applying RF energy to target volumes within a patient. Such target volumes may contain target medial branch nerves along vertebrae or rami proximate the sacrum. Such procedures may be used to ablate or cauterize a portion of the targeted nerve, thus blocking the ability of the nerve to transmit signals to the central nervous system. Disclosed needles may be operable to asymmetrically, relative to a central longitudinal axis of the needle, apply RF energy. Such asymmetry facilitates procedures where a tip of the needle is placed proximate to anatomical structures for location verification. Then RF energy may be applied in a selectable direction relative to the needle tip to ablate volumes that include the targeted medial branch nerves or rami, thus denervating facet joints or the sacroiliac joint, respectively, to relieve pain in a patient.

Dispensing device for toilet bowl

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110209276

The present invention relates to improved toilet dispensing devices for use in conjunction with a sanitary appliance particularly a toilet, and methods for their use.

SOLAR POWER INVERTERS, INCLUDING SOLAR POWER INVERTERS HAVING SURGE PROTECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110211290

In one embodiment, a solar power inverter includes at least one component associated with conversion of direct current (DC) from one or more photovoltaic cells to alternating current (AC). The component is electrically coupleable to an electrical conductor configured to carry electrical current. The solar power inverter also includes a first surge protective device (SPD) electrically coupled to the component and electrically coupleable to the electrical conductor. The solar power inverter also includes a second SPD electrically coupled in parallel with the first SPD and electrically coupleable to the electrical conductor. As described in more detail herein, the first SPD is configured to actuate in response to a voltage surge on the electrical conductor before the second SPD.

LAYERED PROTECTION AND VALIDATION OF IDENTITY DATA DELIVERED ONLINE VIA MULTIPLE INTERMEDIATE CLIENTS

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110213957

A method is provided for securely delivering identity data units over a communications network to a client device. The method includes receiving a selection from a customer identifying a final zipped package to be unpacked. The final zipped package is unpacked to obtain a common package and a digital signature file signed by an entity generating identity data requested by the customer. The digital signature in the digital signature file is verified and the common package is unpacked to obtain a plurality of outer packages and an encrypted symmetric key. The symmetric key is decrypted with a private key associated with the customer and each of the outer packages is decrypted with the symmetric key to obtain a plurality of identity data units.

PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF FATTY ACIDS AND WAX ALTERNATIVES FROM TRIGLYCERIDES

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110213040

A method of producing volatilized fatty acids by heating a feedstock comprising at least one fat or oil in a reactor under inert vacuum to volatilize fatty acids, and removing volatilized fatty acids from bottoms residue comprising cross-linked oil. A system for stripping fatty acids from triglycerides, the system comprising a reactor, heating apparatus and a vacuum pump capable of pulling a vacuum in the range of from 1 kPa to 50 kPa on the reactor. A system for producing a hydrogenated product including a reactor comprising an inlet for a stream comprising triglycerides, an outlet for volatilized fatty acids, and an outlet for a cross-linked product, heating apparatus, a vacuum pump capable of pulling a vacuum in the range of from 1 kPa to 50 kPa on the reactor, and a hydrogenation reactor, wherein an inlet of the hydrogenation reactor is fluidly connected to the outlet for cross-linked product.

ADAPTIVE NOISE GENERATING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110211721

An acoustic adaptive noise generating device in the form of a flat panel loudspeaker is suitable for increasing people's powers of concentration in acoustically difficult surroundings. The adaptive noise generating device includes a carrier panel, an actuator arranged on the carrier panel. A control device is connected to the actuator and permits adjustment of noise signals emitted by the actuator.

CONDENSATION DRYER WITH A HOUSING

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110209357

A condensation dryer includes a housing having a wall area which forms a rear side, and a process air circuit for circulating process air. The process air circuit has a first section outside the housing and running along the wall area and a remaining second section inside the housing. The first section which is located at the wall area is formed by a profile part placed on the wall area and is covered by a hood placed in sealing fashion on the wall area. A fan is arranged in the process air circuit for circulating the process air, and a drying chamber is arranged in the process air circuit for holding objects to be dried. A heat pump is disposed in the housing and includes a heat sink which is thermally coupled to the process air circuit, and a heat source, which is thermally coupled to the process air circuit.

RECORDING/REPRODUCING METHOD, RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2011-09-01

Pub Number: US20110211433

A recording and/or reproducing method, a recording and/or reproducing apparatus, and an information storage medium are provided. The method of recording data to an information storage medium includes: according to a change in a method of using the information storage medium, rearranging the order of a first information structure with a variable size and a second information structure with a fixed size, both of which are included in management information of the information storage medium, so that the first information structure with the variable size can be positioned following the second information structure with the fixed size; and recording the rearranged management information on the information storage medium. According to the method and apparatus, recording management information can be found in a fixed location of a finalized information storage medium, thereby allowing the recording management information to be found easily and quickly.