Total 6189 patents for "2011-09-15"

STORAGE DEVICE, AND PROGRAM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING STORAGE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110225130

In a storage device, an information acquisition unit acquires and stores information in an information memory unit. A data acquisition unit acquires data. A deduplication unit divides the acquired data by a smaller division size than that indicated in additional information included in the information stored in the information memory unit, performs deduplication, and stores the resulting data in a data memory unit. The information memory unit stores the information including the additional information that indicates the division size used for dividing data in deduplication of another device.

PROTOCOL WITH IMPROVED SPATIAL REUSE

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110222398

According to an embodiment, a method, apparatus, and computer readable medium can provide an efficient mechanism to improve data rates of nodes suffering high interference without sacrificing performance of nodes that do not need interference-free channels to communicate. A node can receive two or more RTS packets and identify the RTS packet corresponding to its own cell, as well as RTS packets belonging to interferers. Based on the interference level estimated from the RTS packets, the node can decide if the channel needs to be interference-free for the intended transmission or if the current level of interference is acceptable. According to the embodiment, there can be two or more different types of CTS packets. A node can decide which type of CTS packet to transmit based on the information, signal level, interference level, or a combination therein, of at least two RTS channels, and based on measurements performed on these RTS channels, or other channels.

FRAME SEQUENCE COMPARISON IN MULTIMEDIA STREAMS

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110222787

In some embodiments, the technology compares multimedia content to other multimedia content via a content analysis server. In other embodiments, the technology includes a system and/or a method of comparing video sequences. The comparison includes receiving a first list of descriptors pertaining to a plurality of first video frames and a second list of descriptors pertaining to a plurality of second video frames; designating first segments of the plurality of first video frames that are similar and second segments of the plurality of second video frames that are similar; comparing the first segments and the second segments; and analyzing the pairs of first and second segments to compare the first and second segments to a threshold value.

MICROCOMPUTER CONTROLLER

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110225434

A microcomputer controller includes a power operating means for controlling switching on and off of a switch for switching on and off power supply for a microcomputer operation unit, and a startup and shutdown means for, in response to a signal from a microcomputer operation judging unit, starting up or shutting down a microcomputer and also furnishing a power off signal to the power operating means, for writing a SUM value of used data of a RAM in an empty space of this RAM at a time of shutdown of supply of electric power to the microcomputer, and for comparing a SUM value of the RAM with the written SUM value at a time of supply of the electric supply to the microcomputer, and performing a resume operation when they are equal to each other whereas performing a reset operation when they are different from each other.

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, RELAY DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110222465

A communication terminal is connected to a wireless communication system in which an access point and a communication destination device are connected, and performs wireless communication with the communication destination device. Specifically, the communication terminal includes: a connection communication availability inquiring unit (411) that transmits a direct communication availability inquiry to the wireless communication system via the access point, the direct communication availability inquiry being an inquiry about whether or not there is a function of performing direct wireless communication that is wireless communication not via the access point; and a connection state switching unit (413) that switches communication between the communication terminal and the communication destination device, from indirect wireless communication to the direct wireless communication, according to receipt of a direct communication availability notification from the communication destination device in response to the direct communication availability inquiry, the indirect wireless communication being wireless communication via the access point, and the direct communication availability notification indicating that the direct wireless communication is available.

STRATIFIED TWO-STROKE ENGINE AND FUEL

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110220074

Various embodiments include a two-stroke engine and a carburetor for use with gaseous fuel, such as hydrogen, methane, liquid petroleum gas, pure propane, and butane.

COMPOUNDS FOR REVERSING AND INHIBITING PROTEIN AGGREGATION, AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110223240

The invention provides compositions for increasing the clearance of protein aggregates, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising them, and methods for making and using them, including methods for accelerating protein aggregate clearance in the CNS, e.g., for treating diseases that are characterized by protein aggregationincluding some degenerative neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease. In one aspect, the compositions of the invention specifically target synuclein, beta-amyloid and/or tau protein aggregates, and the methods of the invention can be used to specifically prevent, reverse, slow or inhibit synuclein, beta-amyloid and/or tau protein aggregation. In alternative embodiments, the compositions and methods of the invention, are used to treat, prevent, reverse (partially or completely) or ameliorate (including slowing the progression of) degenerative neurological diseases related to or caused by protein aggregation, e.g., synuclein, beta-amyloid and/or tau protein aggregation. In one aspect, compositions and methods of this invention are used to treat, prevent or ameliorate (including slowing the progression of) Parkinson's disease, fronto-temporal dementia (FTD), Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Lewy body disease (LBD) and Multiple system atrophy (MSA).

STACK EDGE IMAGE FORMATION

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110221846

An image forming method comprises stretching a pixel row to a height greater than that of the pixel row to generate a barcode image. The barcode image is formed on a face of a media page at an edge such that the imaging material forming the barcode image forms the pixel row on the edge of the media sheet.

Card activated cash dispensing automated banking machine system and method

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110220714

An automated banking machine system operates to cause financial transfers responsive to data read from data bearing records. The system is operative to read a financial card bearing account indicia with a card reader. A user is enabled to perform at least one banking operation responsive to account indicia read from the card. Such banking operations may include dispensing cash and accessing financial accounts. The card reader may include a data store including a card reader device driver therein. The card reader may further communicate the device driver to a automated banking machine software application component, which is operative to use the device driver to operate the card reader.

Compact Multiplexer/Demultiplexer

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110222859

The present invention relates to a multiplexer/demultiplexer with a connection for inputting and/or outputting an optical signal which has signal components of different wavelengths, a carrier plate (8) with at least one wavelength-sensitive element (11), a focussing member (13) with at least two focussing elements (14, 14) as well as a detector or signal-generator plate (1), on which at least two detectors (4) or signal generators are arranged. To achieve this object, it is proposed according to the invention that both carrier plate (8) and focussing member (13) are connected to the detector or signal-generator plate (1).

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS FOR APPROXIMATION OF PEAK SUMMED FUNDAMENTAL AND THIRD HARMONIC VOLTAGES IN A MULTI-PHASE MACHINE

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110224957

Methods, system and apparatus are provided for quickly approximating a peak summed magnitude (A) of a phase voltage (Vph) waveform in a multi-phase system that implements third harmonic injection.

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE HAVING A PLURALITY OF LIGHT EMITTING CELLS

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110222285

The present invention relates to a light emitting device including at least three pairs of half-wave light emitting units, each pair including a terminal of a first half-wave light emitting unit connected to a terminal of a second half-wave light emitting unit, the terminals having the same polarity, a polarity of the connected terminals of one half-wave light emitting unit pair being opposite to the polarity of the connected terminals of an adjacent half-wave light emitting unit. The light emitting device also includes at least two full-wave light emitting units each connected to adjacent pairs of half-wave light emitting units. The half-wave light emitting units and the full-wave light emitting units each have at least one light emitting cell, the half-wave light emitting units each have a first terminal and a second terminal, the full-wave light emitting units each have a third terminal having the same polarity as the first terminal and a fourth terminal having the same polarity as the second terminal, and the third terminal of each full-wave light emitting unit being connected to the second terminal of adjacent half-wave light emitting units and the fourth terminal of each half-wave light emitting unit being connected to the first terminal of adjacent half-wave light emitting units.

REFERENCE CURRENT GENERATING CIRCUIT

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110221517

A reference current generating circuit has: first and second current mirror circuits and first and second output terminals. The first current mirror circuit has: a first transistor of a first polarity being an input-side transistor; and a first resistor connected between a gate of the first transistor and a power supply terminal. The second current mirror circuit has a second transistor of a second polarity being an input-side transistor. An output node of the first current mirror circuit is connected to an input node of the second current mirror circuit, and an input node of the first current mirror circuit is connected to an output node of the second current mirror circuit. A control voltage applied to the gate of the first transistor is output from the first output terminal. A control voltage applied to a gate of the second transistor is output from the second output terminal.

Nanopore Based Device for Cutting Long DNA Molecules into Fragments

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110224098

Apparatus, system, and method are provided for cutting a linear charged polymer inside a nanopore. A first voltage is applied to create an electric field in a first direction. A second voltage is applied to create an electric field in a second direction, and the first direction is opposite to the second direction. When the electric field in the first direction and the electric field in the second direction are applied to a linear charged polymer inside a nanopore, the linear charged polymer is cut at a location with predetermined accuracy.

EVALUATING APPARATUS, EVALUATING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110224934

According to one embodiment, an evaluating apparatus includes a resist-pattern-data acquiring unit and an evaluating unit. The resist-pattern-data acquiring unit acquires resist pattern data having a plurality of feature values including at least two among a hole diameter measured concerning a pattern for hole formation in the resist pattern, an aspect ratio of the hole diameter, and a difference of hole diameters at a plurality of signal thresholds. The evaluating unit calculates an evaluation value using an evaluation function for evaluating whether a hole pattern formed on a processing target by using the pattern for hole formation is unopened and the resist pattern data and evaluates presence or absence of a risk that the hole pattern is unopened.

Intelligent Transaction Merging

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110225586

An apparatus and methods are disclosed for intelligently determining when to merge transactions to backup storage. In particular, in accordance with the illustrative embodiment, queued transactions may be merged based on a variety of criteria, including, but not limited to, one or more of the following: the number of queued transactions; the rate of growth of the number of queued transactions; the calendrical time; estimates of the time required to execute the individual transactions; a measure of importance of the individual transactions; the transaction types of the individual transactions; a measure of importance of one or more data updated by the individual transactions; a measure of availability of one or more resources; a current estimate of the time penalty associated with shadowing a page of memory; and the probability of rollback for the individual transactions, and for the merged transaction.

GLOVE BOX ORGANIZER

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110220705

A glove box organizer for storing contents of a glove box of a motor vehicle. The glove box organizer is an accordion file folder having folder sections. The folder sections include an assortment of pockets, holders and dividers for separately storing contents in the glove box. The folder sections have tabs mounted thereto for identifying the contents of one or more of the folder sections. The glove box organizer includes a rigid support for propping open and clamping shut the glove box organizer at a given width. A bottom panel of the glove box organizer defines a recess for receiving a locking mechanism of the glove box. A flexible membrane is mounted to the bottom panel and substantially occupies the recess to seal the bottom panel while enabling the recess to receive the locking mechanism of the glove box.

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110222218

Disclosed with are a display apparatus. The apparatus includes a display module; a front panel disposed on a front of the display module; a first supporting member including a plurality of surfaces formed in directions perpendicular to each other, a first surface of the plurality of surfaces being fixed to the front panel and a second surface being fixed to the display module; and a bezel formed on an outer edge region of the display apparatus to surround a edge of the front panel.

WIRELESS BASE STATION, WIRELESS TERMINAL, AND CHANNEL SIGNAL FORMATION METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110222503

Disclosed are a wireless base station, wireless terminal, and channel signal formation method that can prevent the quality of downstream assignment control data from degrading, while preventing the number of blind determinations from increasing on the wireless terminal on the receiving side of the downstream control channel signal. In a base station (100), a control unit (101) and a data size regulation unit (103) control the data size of downstream assignment control data and upstream assignment control data contained in the PDCCH signal based on the communication format used between the base station (100) and a terminal (200), the number of antennas (M) (nonnegative number) on the base station (100), the number of antennas (N) (nonnegative number) on the terminal (200), the bandwidth of the downstream band, and the bandwidth of the upstream band. Specifically, the control unit (101) determines it is unnecessary to adjust the aforementioned data size when the selected communication format is first established between multiple antennas and when where there are multiple for one of M and N and only one for the other.

INJECTOR ASSEMBLY FOR A ROCKET ENGINE

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110219743

A cap for a liquid propellant injection assembly of a rocket engine includes a cap body and a valve assembly. The cap body extends between first and second ends. The cap body has a bore that fluidly connects one or more inlets to an outlet. The inlets are disposed in a tubular sidewall of the cap body. The outlet is disposed in the second end of the cap body. The valve assembly includes a valve cap disposed around the first end of the cap body. The valve assembly is adapted to selectively regulate flow of a propellant through the inlets in the cap body as a function of pressure exerted by the propellant against the valve assembly.

IMAGE ATTRIBUTE DISCRIMINATION APPARATUS, ATTRIBUTE DISCRIMINATION SUPPORT APPARATUS, IMAGE ATTRIBUTE DISCRIMINATION METHOD, ATTRIBUTE DISCRIMINATION SUPPORT APPARATUS CONTROLLING METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110222775

An attribute of image data can accurately be discriminated. An image attribute discrimination apparatus includes a heterogeneous region extracting unit that specifies a heterogeneous region from image data. The heterogeneous region includes a heterogeneous matter whose attribute is different from that of a content originally produced by the image data. An image attribute discrimination apparatus further includes a scene discrimination unit that discriminates the attribute of the image data based on a feature quantity extracted from a pixel group except each pixel in the heterogeneous region in each pixel of the image data.

System and method for providing online fitness instruction

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110224999

The member-accessible internet site acts a hub for gyms from various locations to host their fitness classes live in either a one-way or two-way feed. A member-accessible internet site provides live one-way, and optional two-way, feeds to multiple live exercise classes being conducted at various remote gym facilities. In the one-way embodiment, the participating member would see the exercise instructor and optionally all or part of the on-site exercise group, but he/she would not be visible to them. In the two-way embodiment, the online participants would also be visible to the instructor on a screen display, which will enable the instructor to critique and correct the exercise technique of the online participants. Other features of the invention include, but are not limited to, online communication capabilities such as instant messaging between members, online groups according to interests and age, one-on-one personal training, articles relating to health and fitness, information about instructors and classes, class schedules, discussion boards to rate different classes, and an initial evaluation survey to determine the appropriate type and level of exercise program for each participant.

System And Method For Improving Throughput For Printing Operations In An Indirect Printing System

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110221804

A printer is configured with a controller that transforms operation of the printer to increase throughput. The printer includes an image receiving member, a printhead configured to eject ink drops onto the image receiving member to form an ink image, a transfix roller configured to move towards and away from the image receiving member to form a transfixing nip with the image receiving member selectively, a release agent applicator configured to engage the image receiving member selectively to apply release agent to the rotatable imaging member, and a controller configured to generate firing signals that operate the printhead from image data and to transform operation of the printer from a first printing process sequence to a second printing process sequence in response to a coverage parameter for image data to be printed being less than a predetermined threshold.

MEGANUCLEASE VARIANTS CLEAVING A DNA TARGET SEQUENCE FROM A GLUTAMINE SYNTHETASE GENE AND USES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110225664

An 1-Cre1 variant, wherein one of the two 1-Cre1 monomers has at least two substitutions, one in each of the two functional subdomains of the LAGLIDADG core domain situated respectively from positions 28 to 40 and 44 to 77 of 1-Cre1, said variant being able to cleave a DNA target sequence from the Glutamine Synthetase gene. Use of said variant and derived products for improving expression system for the production of recombinant protein.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110222114

An information processing apparatus includes a first acquisition unit, a storage unit, a second acquisition unit, and an identification unit. The first acquisition unit acquires first identification information for identifying first image data selected as a print target. The storage unit causes a storage device to store the first identification information acquired by the first acquisition unit. The second acquisition unit acquires second image data when print processing is resumed after the print processing is once suspended and acquire second identification information for identifying the second image data. The identification unit identifies image data that matches the first image data from the second image data based on the first identification information and the second identification information.

TRUCK-MOUNTED MATERIAL SPREADER

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110220742

A material spreader is mountable to a rearwardly projecting bumper of a vehicle for conveying and spreading material, the vehicle including a rearwardly projecting hitch receiver. The material spreader includes a hopper for holding material to be spread, a frame supporting the hopper and having a forwardly projecting hitch mount configured for coupling to the rearwardly projecting hitch receiver of the vehicle, and a support member having an underside for resting atop a top surface of the bumper, the support member being movable vertically relative to the frame. A tie down is connected to the support member and the frame for urging the support member and the hitch mount towards one another to effect a clamping action on the receiver and the bumper. The material spreader also includes a dual hinged lid and a gear box for driving a spinner and an auger.

SELF TEST OF A DUAL POLARIZATION TRANSMITTER

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110222850

A method of testing a dual-polarization optical transmitter comprising a pair of polarization transmitters for respectively generating first and second polarization signals, and a polarization combiner for generating an optical signal composed of the first and second polarization signals with respective orthogonal polarization vectors. Each of the polarization transmitters is controlled to transmit respective polarization optical signals having predetermined characteristics. An output of the dual-polarization optical transmitter is tapped to obtain a first tap signal representative of the first polarization signal, and a second tap signal representative of the second polarization signal. A relative angle between respective polarization vectors of the tap signals is controlled, and the first and second tap signals combined to generate a combined light. A power level of the combined light is detected, and processed to obtain information about the performance of the dual polarization transmitter.

Virtual Reader for Scoring Applications

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110225169

A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for the automated processing and scoring of applications. Application reader resources are selected to read and score individual categories of the application. The difference between the respective reader scores and an average delta value for each category of each application that the selected readers have previously score is calculated. The standard deviation of the average delta value for each category is calculated. If the selected reader's score for that category is not within one standard deviation of the average delta value, then the selected reader's score is adjusted the least amount necessary to be so. An additional application reader is selected to read and score the application. Reading and scoring operations are continued until at least two reader scores are within one standard deviation of the average of the adjusted scores. Final scoring of all applications is performed and the scored applications are ranked in descending order.

Gene Encoding G-Protein Coupled Receptor And Gene Product Thereof

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110223175

The present invention, the objects of which are to find out a gene encoding a protein having functions equivalent to those of G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) and the protein, and to provide a method for identifying a compound that regulates functions and/or expression of the protein, and to provide a useful mean for preventing and/or treating diseases related to the gene and the protein, provides a DNA comprising base sequence described in SEQ ID NO: 1 or complementary strand thereof, complementary strand of the DNA, a protein encoded by the DNA, a vector containing the DNA, a transformant containing the vector, an antibody against the protein, a method for identifying a compound that regulates functions and/or expression of the protein using aforementioned members, an agent for improving and a method for improving depression state, a pharmaceutical composition, and a reagent kit.

HOLDING APPARATUS FOR A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-09-15

Pub Number: US20110221316

An apparatus is disclosed to hold a communication device, such as a cellular phone, personal digital assistant, smart phone, or the like, in a manner that provides for hands-free use of the communication device, particularly while driving, visual proximity so that a display of the communication device is easily observed, and audio proximity so that a speaker and a microphone are easily within hearing and speaking distances. The holding apparatus includes one or more clips with which to clip the device onto a visor. The clips provide a degree of rotation about a pivot pin. The body is configurable such that it can hold devices of varying sizes. The body can extend both vertically and horizontally to accommodate longer and wider devices. In at least one embodiment, the body is sectioned into four quarters that can extend and retract to accommodate many varied sizes of devices.