Total 5294 patents for "2011-09-08"


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110216841

A method of mapping m individual objects to source symbols for delivering data from a transmitter to a receiver in a communication system, the m individual objects ordered from object 1 to object m, wherein m1, includes: aggregating the m individual objects into an aggregate object, including for each individual object j, calculating a number of source symbols S(j) for containing data of the individual object j; and partitioning the aggregate object into Z source blocks, including for each source block k and each individual object j, calculating a number of source symbols NSS(j, k) of individual object j in source block k, wherein the S(j) source symbols for each individual object j are arranged consecutively within consecutive source blocks, starting from a first source block for which NSS(j, k)0 to a last source block for which NSS(j, k)0.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110217346

The present invention relates to a composition in the form of an emulsion containing portions of hollow spheres of organosilicon-based material, the portions of hollow spheres having a mean diameter ranging from 0.05 to 10 m. The invention also relates to physiologically acceptable emulsion compositions comprising hollow spheres, and to a process for fading out skin surface defects, in particular to reduce the sheen of the skin and/or to fade out pores, shadows under the eyes, marks, wrinkles and/or fine lines, comprising the topical application to the skin of the above-mentioned compositions.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110216875

A pulse signal output circuit capable of operating stably and a shift register including the pulse signal output circuit are provided. A clock signal is supplied to one of transistors connected to a first output terminal. A power supply potential is applied to one of transistors connected to a second output terminal. Thus, power consumed by discharge and charge of the transistor included in the second output terminal can be reduced. Further, since a potential is supplied from a power source to the second output terminal, sufficient charge capability can be obtained.

Learning Element Weighting for Similarity Measures

Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110219012

Described is a technology for measuring the similarity between two objects (e.g., documents), via a framework that learns the term-weighting function from training data, e.g., labeled pairs of objects, to develop a learned model. A learning procedure tunes the model parameters by minimizing a defined loss function of the similarity score. Also described is using the learning procedure and learned model to detect near duplicate documents.

System and Methods for Ordering and Presenting Custom Electronic Advertisements

Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110218857

A system for ordering electronic advertisements includes a first interactive interface executable to run on a computing appliance connected to a network for configuring constraints relative to an advertisement service, and a second interactive interface executable to run on the computing appliance for displaying electronic advertisements from one or more advertisement stores connected to the network and associated with the advertisement service. A user operating the computing appliance inputs into the first interactive interface the types of goods and services desired and what pricing associated with those goods and services is acceptable and wherein the second interactive interface displays advertisements served to the computing appliance over the network that fit the user's input criteria.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110218738

The invention involves obtaining signatures of species (including chemical, biological, or biochemical molecules) and/or signatures of interactions between species and using them to characterize species, characterize interactions, and/or identify species that could be useful in a variety of settings. Signatures can be obtained using aqueous multi-phase partitioning and can be used to predict molecular interactions for applications such as drug discovery. A plurality of aqueous multi-phase partitioning arrangements can define an overall system providing an information-intensive signature, maximizing precision and sensitivity.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110217369

The present invention relates to a fenofibrate composition comprising: fenofibrate, a surfactant, a hydrophilic polymer and one or more anti-foaming agents. The invention also relates to a novel process for preparing said composition that has enhanced dissolution and absorption characteristics.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110216301

A lithographic apparatus includes a first support to support a first patterning device; a second support to support a second patterning device, each of the first and the second patterning device capable of imparting a radiation beam with a pattern in its cross-section to form a patterned radiation beam; a substrate table constructed to hold a substrate; a projection system to project the patterned radiation beam onto a target portion of the substrate; a controller to drive the first support and the second support and arranged to: drive the first support to perform a scanning movement; drive the second support to accelerate during at least part of the scanning movement of the first support; and drive the second support to perform a scanning movement upon completion of the scanning movement of the first support, so as to scan a die adjacent a die previously scanned during the scanning movement of the first support.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110215935

A computerized security system which enhances the security provided by watchdogs on a given premises by analyzing the auditory and physiological indications given by the dogs to assess the level of security at any point in time. By attaching sensors to the dogs and placing microphones in their proximity the system continuously collects information about the dogs' auditory and physiological behavior, and according to predetermined parameters it assesses the watchdogs' physiological and emotional state. Having concluded that any of the dogs sense a threat or has been neutralized in any way the system may update the state of security on the users' security terminals. The system determines between three possible security states: no alert when no irregular activity is registered, medium alert if the dogs indicate a state of moderate alertness and high incase there are indications for a definite hostile presence.

Grip assist apparatus with palm arch support

Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110214220

A grip assist apparatus that may be worn on either hand that includes a symmetrical non-slip gripping portion that includes a substantially stiff palm arch support, a wrist portion, and a releasable wrist fastener.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110214931

Disclosed is a construction machine comprising an engine room having first and second exhaust ports, preventing deterioration of air flows due to collision of exhaust airs through the first and the second exhaust ports, and reducing noise transmission on lateral sides of the construction machine. The construction machine comprises an engine guard surrounding an engine room; an engine, a heat exchanger, and a cooling fan, which are installed in the engine room; and an exhaust air guide. The engine guard is formed with exhaust ports including the first and second exhaust ports. The first is opened in parallel to an axial direction of an engine output shaft. The second is formed in proximity to the first exhaust port downstream of the first exhaust port with respect to a direction parallel to the axial direction of the engine output shaft and opened upward below the first exhaust port. The exhaust air guide has a shape to change a flow direction of the air discharged through the first exhaust port in parallel to the axial direction of the engine output shaft into an upward direction at a position upstream of the second exhaust port.

Esters of Capsaicin for Treating Pain

Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110218180

The present invention relates to the formulations of ester derivatives of capsaicin and ester derivatives of myristoleic acid. These derivatives are capable of reverting to the active parent compound following enzymatic or chemical hydrolysis. These derivatives have a higher lipophilicity, lipid solubility and less irritation to the skin than the parent compound, and hence are better able to be incorporated into certain pharmaceutical formulations, including cream and ointment pharmaceutical formulations. The pharmaceutical compositions of the present invention contain a compound of following formula (Ia):


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110214695

A dishwasher includes a main sump that holds the main wash fluid supply, and a separate sump formed in the bottom wall of the tub away from the main sump. The separate sump holds a concentrated wash fluid supply. The separate sump supplies wash fluid for washing periods in which a highly concentrated chemistry mixture is desired.

Shaft Mounted Counterweight, Method and Scroll Compressor Incorporating Same

Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110217198

A counterweight mounted to a drive shaft in a scroll compressor is provided. The drive shaft has a central annular segment generally concentric about the central axis and an eccentric annular segment offset from the central axis that can be used for driving the movable scroll compressor body. A counterweight engages the eccentric and also engages the annular segment for location and mounting of the counterweight to the shaft.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110214456

Disclosed herein is a drain pump of a washing machine to reduce generation of noise. The drain pump includes a pump case in which a wash water inlet chamber and a drain pump chamber are defined, a wash water inlet port formed at the pump case, to allow wash water to be introduced into the wash water inlet chamber, a wash water outlet port formed at the pump case, to allow the wash water to be discharged from the drain pump chamber, a wash water suction port arranged between the wash water inlet chamber and the drain pump chamber, and an air discharge path arranged at a distance from the wash water suction port between the wash water inlet chamber and the drain pump chamber to allow air inside the wash water inlet chamber to be discharged through the wash water outlet port.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110216067

Generating a child timeline on a drawing sheet of a diagramming program such that the child timeline is dynamically linked to a parent timeline. An automated method allows for the automatic placing of information on the child timeline that was on the parent timeline when the child timeline is created. Parent and child timelines can be modified and a child timeline can be automatically updated when changes are made to the parent timeline and these changes affect the time interval corresponding to the child timeline.

Compositions and Methods for Producing Consumables for Patients with Dysphagia

Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110217442

Compositions are provided that are suitable for safe consumption by a patient with dysphagia. In one embodiment, the compositions include a modified xanthan gum in an amount suitable to provide a viscous, free-flowing solution having gel-like properties. The modified xanthan gum comprises a non-pyruvylated xanthan gum, a reduced-pyruvylated xanthan gum, or a combination thereof. The composition desirably has a viscosity of greater than about 2000 cP and is characterized as having a shape retention of greater than about 50%. Also provided are methods for their preparation and use.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110218417

A bio-probe having a base and a tip and also including a set of at least four conductors extending longitudinally along the bio-probe, the conductors being coated with dielectric material. Also, at least four of the conductors define a spot where the dielectric material has been removed, thereby defining an electrical contact site. In addition, the bio-probe is less than 2.5 mm thick in its greatest transverse dimension along a longitudinal portion extending from the tip to a point 6 cm proximal of the tip.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110217619

There is provided a membrane electrode assembly comprising an electrolyte membrane, an anode electrode stacked on one surface of the electrolyte membrane, a cathode electrode stacked on the other surface of the electrolyte membrane, and a channel plate arranged on a side of the anode electrode, said side being the reverse side of the electrolyte membrane side. The membrane electrode assembly also comprises an insulating sealing layer which covers at least the lateral surfaces of the anode electrode, the electrolyte membrane and the channel plate, and contains a water-swellable particle.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110217342

There is provided granules for the production of flash-melt pharmaceutical oral dosage forms. In addition to one or more medicaments, the granules are composed of an excipient combination consisting of a superdisintegrant, a dispersing agent, a distributing agent, and a binder and may also include other conventional ingredients such as sweetening and flavoring agents. The subject granules are advantageous in that they are stable and can be prepared without the aid of solvents and without the need for special environments or handling. Dosage forms, especially tablets, prepared therefrom on conventional equipment disintegrate in the mouth in under about twenty five seconds.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110218509

A bandage for improved wound care is disclosed. The bandage comprises a non-adherent, deformable inner layer, a leak-proof outer layer that is substantially coextensive with the inner layer, and an absorbent middle layer contacting both the inner and outer layers. An adhesive strip and adhesive tabs along the bandage's side attach and adjust the fit of the bandage to securely hold the absorbent layer in contact with the wound, without any adhesive touching the skin, thereby eliminating pain and discomfort upon removal or replacement. The bandage allows substantial freedom of motion without slipping. The adhesive strip and tabs secure the bandage in place without any adhesive touching the skin, thereby providing convenience and causing no pain or discomfort upon removal or replacement of the bandage. The bandage may use a non-stick netting material layer to improve patient comfort, and elastic cuffs to improve fit and leakage.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110218628

A prosthesis of an anterior spinal column, comprising a perforated sleeve body (1) with at least one anchoring element, teeth and overgrowth holes and a positioner (2) situated within the body (1). The body (1) has in its wall at least one manipulative hole (6) and at least one positioning hole (7), whose longitudinal axes are parallel with each other. The positioner (2) comprises at least one situating element (8) cooperating with at least one positioning hole (7) of the body (1) and at least one hole (12) formed therethrough, which may be situated radially inward relative to the manipulative hole (6). At least one end face (3) of the body (1) or/and body's wall are provided with at least one pair of opposite guidelines (14,20). For introducing the prosthesis into the intervertebral space, a guiding instrument is used in the form of a rod with a shaped working element (24) at one end. The prosthesis may be implanted with the use of the prosthesis guiding instrument.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110214838

A vehicle air conditioner includes a first heat storage device having a first heat storage medium, a battery disposed under a floor of a compartment of a vehicle on a chassis side and a heat insulator covering the first heat storage device for insulating. The first heat storage device is disposed on and thermally connected to the battery.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110218407

A method and apparatus that for monitoring the physiological state of nutrition of an individual and adaptively analyze that data input to anticipate the individual's nutritional needs. A satiety meter may be employed to analyze a user's profile including nutritional state and determine when and how much a user should consume to prevent the onset of hunger and communicate is to a decision engine. The decision engine may generate and communicate a message to the user via the client device to prescribe prophylactic intake of nutrition to the individual prior to the onset of hunger based on the user's nutrition plan and/or regimen.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110219306

According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for receiving data includes receiving, via a communication unit of a terminal, at least one of displayable data and soundable data from an external device, wherein the external device includes at least one of a touch-sensitive unit, a first displaying unit and a first speaker, wherein the communication unit connects to the Internet and includes at least one of a cabled communication unit and a wireless communication unit, and wherein the displayable data is displayed on the first displaying unit of the external device, and the soundable data is outputted through the first speaker of the external device, and outputting signals associated with the received at least one of displayable data and soundable data to a connectable output unit, wherein the connectable output unit includes at least one of a second speaker and a second displaying unit.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110214539

A multi-bit tool comprises a housing having a bit chuck with a bit-receiving opening. A substantially rigid main frame member defines a plurality of longitudinal channels and is disposed within the housing such that each of the plurality of longitudinal channels is generally aligned along the longitudinal axis of the multi-bit tool. A plurality of spring loaded actuator mechanisms are mounted in rigidly retained relation within one channel of the frame member. Each spring loaded actuator mechanism has a carriage member movable between a rearward position and a forward position, and a trigger member movable between a rest position, a forward triggering position and a rearward triggering position. The carriage member is moved to its rearward position by movement of the trigger member to its rearward triggering position and the carriage member is moved to its forward position by movement of the trigger member to its forward triggering position. Bit assemblies having a tool bit are operatively mounted within the housing for movement by the actuator mechanism between a retracted configuration and a forwardly extended in-use configuration corresponding. Each bit assembly is operatively connected to the carriage member on a corresponding spring loaded mechanism for co-operative movement therewith.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110217115

A non-lethal energy absorbing vehicle barrier for decelerating an impacting vehicle a gate member disposed between first and second gate receivers that is deformable from a pre-impact configuration to an impact configuration. The gate member may include a first deformable energy absorption member having a first end coupled to the first gate receiver and a second end extending inward toward a center of the gate member; a second deformable energy absorption member having a first end coupled to the second gate receiver and a second end extending inward toward the center of the gate member; and a deforming member connecting the first and second deformable energy absorption members in an overlapping configuration. The deforming member is configured to engage and deform the first and second deformable energy absorption members as the gate member is deformed from the pre-impact configuration to the impact configuration.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110215957

A pipeline analog to digital converter comprising: a first analog to digital converter for determining a first part of an analog to digital conversion result, and for forming a residue signal; an amplifier for amplifying the residue signal, the amplifier including at least one offset sampling capacitor for sampling an offset of the amplifier, wherein at least one resistance is associated with the at least one capacitor so as to form a filter, and the at least one resistor is variable such that an amplifier bandwidth can be switched between a first bandwidth and a second bandwidth less than the first bandwidth during sampling of the offset.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110217610

A control system for a direct alcohol fuel cell, comprising: a fuel tank; a fuel cell stack; a pump feeding the fuel in the fuel tank to the fuel cell stack; a switching mechanism connecting the pump selectively with the fuel and air in the fuel tank; and a control unit switching the switching mechanism to connect the pump with the air when stopping power generation of the fuel cell stack. When the generation of the fuel cell stack is stopped, feeding of the fuel to the fuel cell stack is stopped and the air is supplied to the fuel cell stack thereby pushing out the remaining fuel.


Pub Date: 2011-09-08

Pub Number: US20110214422

Disclosed is a super-turbocharger system that increases power and efficiency of an engine. The system uses the exothermic properties of a catalytic converter to extract additional energy from exhaust heat that is used to add power to the engine. Compressed air is supplied and mixed with exhaust gases upstream and/or downstream from a catalytic converter that is connected to an exhaust manifold. The gaseous mixture of exhaust gases and compressed air is sufficiently rich in oxygen to oxidize hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide in the catalytic converter, which adds heat to the gaseous mixture. In addition, a sufficient amount of compressed air is supplied to the exhaust gases to maintain the temperature of the gaseous mixture at a substantially optimal temperature level. The gaseous mixture is applied to the turbine of the super-turbocharger, which increases the output of said super-turbocharger, which increases the power and efficiency of said engine.