Total 7773 patents for "2011-10-06"

METHOD FOR PERFORMING POWER HEADROOM REPORTING PROCEDURE AND PHR MAC CONTROL ELEMENT

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110243016

This invention relates to a method for performing Power Headroom reporting procedure, adapted for a user equipment, wherein the user equipment is operated in a plurality of activated serving cells, the method includes the steps of: providing a prohibitPHR-Timer; obtaining a plurality of downlink path loss values respectively corresponding to the activated serving cells; triggering a power headroom report when the prohibitPHR-Timer expires or has expired and at least one of the downlink path loss values has changed more than a PathlossChange threshold since the last transmission of a PHR; and reporting the power headroom report.

ELECTRONIC WEIGHING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110240379

An electronic weighing device is provided. The electronic weighing device comprises an elongate frame; a head unit, wherein the head unit is supported by the frame. The electronic weighing device further includes a scale platform coupled to a base of the frame, and a load-cell module residing in the scale platform, wherein the load-cell module is configured to convert a force on the scale platform when a user stands on the scale platform, into a measurable electrical output signal. The electronic weighing device further includes an electronic display device in the head unit, an electronics module coupled to the load-cell module and to the electronic display device, wherein the electronics module is configured for interacting with a user via the electronic display device and determining the weight of the user based on an electrical output signal from the load-cell. The electronic weighing device further comprises a communication module configured for communicating with a remote device via a communication link.

THREADED JOINT FOR STEEL PIPES

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110241340

In a threaded joint for steel pipes comprising a pin (1) and a box (2), each having a threaded portion (11 or 21), a sealing surface (13 or 23), and a shoulder surface (14, 15 or 24, 25), the sealing surface (13) of the pin (1) is formed by a tapered surface, and the sealing surface (23) of the box (2) is formed by a first curved surface portion with a large radius of curvature in the range of 15-120 mm, a tapered surface portion, and a second curved surface portion with a large radius of curvature again in the range of 15-120 mm.

DYNAMIC SELF-CHECKING INTERLOCK MONITORING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110240136

An interlock monitoring system includes a magnetic proximity sensor within a poppet valve type coupler to detect whether the poppet valve is opened or closed. An open poppet valve indicates a proper connection. The sensor consists of dedicated electronics that prevent cheating, or bypassing, by either shorting out or opening the contacts to the sensor. In addition, a ferrous metal proximity switch is used to provide a redundant confirmation of proper connection of the coupler. The ferrous magnetic proximity switch will indicate whether or not the coupler is actually in contact with an appropriate connection. Each of the magnetic proximity sensor and the ferrous magnetic proximity switch must indicate a respective proper condition in order to determine a valid interlock condition.

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR TRANSMITTING A GROUP OF DATA ELEMENTS

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110247017

In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for transmitting a group of data elements. These mechanisms and methods for grouping a plurality of data elements can enable more efficient data transmission, improved synchronization and data management, etc.

SPONGE WITH MICROFIBER

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110239394

A sponge with microfiber which includes a foam sponge having a front side, a back side, and a plurality of edges between the front and back sides and a microfiber material laminated to one side of the foam sponge. The microfiber material may be inset from all edges of the foam sponge on the side of the foam sponge to which it is laminated and one or more of the plurality of edges of the foam sponge may be contoured and comprise a beveled edge and/or a chamfered edge.

MAGNETIC ELEMENT WITH IMPROVED AREAL RESOLUTION

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110241666

An apparatus and associated method for a magnetic element capable of detecting changes in magnetic states. Various embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to a free layer that has a first areal extent that is sensitive to a magnetic field and a synthetic antiferromagnetic (SAF) layer adjacent to the free layer and has a second areal extent that is greater than the first areal extent.

Method and Apparatus for Cell Reselections

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110244858

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a user equipment initiates autonomous cell reselection from a source cell to a target cell. Subsequent to the reselection, the user equipment transmits information relating to the source cell to the target cell. The network is in some embodiments configured to use the information for self-organizing network purposes by connecting source-target cell pairs as neighbours.

SURFACE-MOUNTABLE QUARTZ-CRYSTAL DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110241491

In an exemplary method for making crystal vibrating devices, four wafers are provided: a crystal wafer, a base wafer, a first-lid wafer, and a second-lid wafer. The crystal wafer defines multiple crystal vibrating pieces including respective frames and respective electrodes formed on both main surfaces thereof. The base wafer defines multiple base plates bondable to one main surface of respective frames. The first-lid wafer defines multiple first lids bondable to the other main surface of the respective frames. Each first lid defines a void registrable with respective electrodes. The second-lid wafer is sized similarly to and bondable to the first-lid wafer so as to sealably close the voids. In a first bonding step the crystal wafer is bonded to the base wafer and first-lid wafer. In a subsequent adjustment step the thickness of at least one electrode per each crystal vibrating piece is adjusted to adjust the vibrational frequency of the respective vibrating portion. Thickness adjustment occurs through the respective voids. In a second bonding step, the second-lid wafer is bonded to the first-lid wafer. The resulting wafer sandwich is cut up into individual quartz crystal devices.

METHOD FOR GEOLOGICALLY MODELING SEISMIC DATA BY TRACE CORRELATION

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110246157

The present invention relates to a method for developing a geological model from previously collected seismic data, including the steps of: sampling seismic data according to at least one set of traces of a predetermined gradient, each of which have sampling points; analyzing similarities between the seismic data around sampling points; determining connections between sampling points that belong to different traces on the basis of analysis; and forming a geological model that attributes, to each sampling point, a relative geological age that is calculated at least on the basis of connections related to the sampling points and the relative geological age of other sampling points in the vicinity of the trace that includes the sampling point.

METHODS TO PREVENT AND TREAT DISEASES

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110245149

This invention discloses methods and compositions that can treat a variety of tissue injuries and infections. Tissue-derived leukocyte chemotactic factors are rapidly released after injury to mammalian tissue and can act as the initial signal leading to the initiation and amplification of acute and chronic inflammation associated with injury and infection. The present invention generally provides methods and compositions to prevent and treat injury of cells, tissue, or organs by blocking or inhibiting the release of leukocyte chemotactic factors, by administering certain effective compositions to the tissue.

DIFFERENTIAL OFFSET CALIBRATION CIRCUIT

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110241751

A differential offset circuit adapted for an adaptive filter of a receiver front end is provided. The differential offset circuit includes four controllable current sources which are respectively coupled to two differential output terminals of the adaptive filter. The current magnitudes of the controllable current sources are capable of being adjusted according to design requirements so that the differential offset of the adaptive filter is mitigated to avoid that the adaptive filter outputs a distorted signal to affect the accuracy of signal transmission.

Moving picture transmission apparatus, moving picture transmission system, moving picture transmission method, and program

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110243217

In a moving picture in which data corresponding to one picture is required for display, data corresponding to one picture is divided into line blocks including a predetermined number of pixel lines and captured as block data. A compression rate of each block data is dynamically set according to a capture point in time of each block data. Each block data is compressed at the set compression rate and transmitted to a reception apparatus through a transmission path. On a plurality of block data, a series of processes including the capture and the transmission of each block data is performed in parallel while shifting only a time required for the capture. Block data that is late in start order of the capture, among the data corresponding to one picture, is set to be lower in compression rate than block data that is early in start order of the capture.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110241093

A dual channel transistor includes a semiconductor island isolated by a first shallow trench isolation (STI) extending along a first direction and a second STI extending along a second direction, wherein the first direction intersect the second direction. The dual channel transistor further includes a gate trench recessed into the semiconductor island and extending along the second direction. A gate is located in the gate trench. A first U-shaped channel region is formed in the semiconductor island. A second U-shaped channel region is formed in the semiconductor island, wherein the second U-shaped channel region is segregate from the first U-shaped channel region by the gate. During operation, the gate controls two U-shaped channel regions simultaneously.

ENCAPSULATING SYSTEM FOR CEST IMAGING WITH CHELATE Q GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 2

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110243859

The present invention relates to the use of a CEST contrast agent in a method of CEST imaging, wherein the contrast agent is a composition comprising an encapsulating system ES encapsulating at least one CEST agent, wherein the at least one CEST agent is constituted of a monomeric chelate of a chelate of q2 type, or of a multimer of monomeric chelates of q2 type, and wherein said chelate is free inside the encapsulating system.

AUTOMATED PROCESS CONTROL USING AN ADJUSTED METROLOGY OUTPUT SIGNAL

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110245955

Provided is a method for controlling a fabrication cluster using an optical metrology system that includes an optical metrology tool, an optical metrology model, and a profile extraction algorithm. The method comprises: selecting a number of rays for the illumination beam, selecting beam propagation parameters, using a processor, determining beam propagation parameters from the light source of the to the sample structure, determining the beam propagation parameters from the sample structure to the detector, calculating intensity and polarization of each ray on the detector, generating a total intensity and polarization of the diffraction beam, calculating a metrology output signal from the total intensity and polarization, extracting the one or more profile parameters using the metrology output signal, transmitting at least one profile parameter to a fabrication cluster, and adjusting at least one process parameter or equipment setting of the fabrication cluster.

CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE CHAIN-BELT TRANSMISSION AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING SAME

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110244999

A continuously variable chain-belt transmission (chain-belt CVT) housed in a transmission casing formed by a transmission case and a side cover, has a pair of conical disk pairs, each pair of which is rotatably supported by disk supporting portions provided in the transmission case and the side cover; a chain wound around the pair of conical disk pairs; a chain guide attached to the chain to restrain movement of the chain and having an annular guide portion that encloses an entire circumference, in cross section, of the chain; and a chain guide supporting portion supporting the chain guide between the transmission case and the side cover. The chain guide supporting portion has a fixing side chain guide supporting portion fixed to the transmission case and a connecting side chain guide supporting portion connecting to the fixing side chain guide supporting portion.

System and Method of Analyzing Freeform Mathematical Responses

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110244434

A system and method are provided of analyzing a response expression in a freeform format as entered by a student in response to testing and practice questions presented by a computer system. The method can include parsing the response expression into tokens stored in a response expression tree. The system can determine whether the response expression tree is legal based on a defined grammar structure. Another operation is comparing a numerical evaluation of the response expression to a numerical evaluation of a reference expression. The similarity between the response expression and the reference expression can then be determined by comparing the response expression tree and a reference expression tree. Feedback can be supplied to the student regarding the overall correctness of the response expression as compared to the reference expression, based on correctness of each response expression element and the types of errors among response elements.

SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE AND ENDOSCOPIC DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110245600

A solid-state image pickup device, comprising:

Method and System For Providing Computer-Network Related Information About A Calling Party

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110243315

A method and system for providing computer-network related information about a calling party. First, the called party receives a telephone number of a calling party. The called party's customer premises equipment (CPE) or elements in a telephone network then use the telephone number to index a database, which contains combinations of telephone numbers and computer-network addresses. Once the calling party's computer-network address is retrieved, calling-party-customized information present at the computer-network location specified by the computer-network address can be sent to and displayed on the called party's CPE. Also, the calling party's telephone number can be sent to an application in the computer network, causing the calling-party-customized information to be automatically displayed on the called party's CPE.

CHEMICAL SENSORS CONTAINING CARBON NANOTUBES, METHOD FOR MAKING SAME, AND USES THEROF

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110244585

A device is disclosed for detecting at least one chemical compound comprising at least one carbon nanotube with several graphene layers, on which is grafted at least one molecule bearing group G1 capable of reacting with the chemical compound or a precursor of such a group G1. The uses and the method of making such a device is also disclosed.

DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110240462

An object of one embodiment of the present invention is to provide a deposition apparatus for depositing an oxide semiconductor film into which impurities are not mixed. Another object is to provide a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor film into which impurities are not mixed. Impurities are removed from an environment including a deposition apparatus, whereby a gas containing impurities may be prevented from leaking from the outside of the deposition apparatus to the inside thereof. In addition, an oxide semiconductor layer containing reduced impurities which is deposited by the apparatus may be applied to the semiconductor device.

ANTI-VIRAL PROTECTION WITH VIRUSES CONTAINING DEFECTIVE GENOME SEGMENTS

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110243896

The invention relates to virology and the prevention and/or treatment of viral infection and disease in animals, including birds and humans. The invention relates to the field of antiviral treatments. The invention further relates to methods of stimulating innate immunity and natural interferon production in humans or animals and in component parts of humans or animals, including cells and tissues. The invention also relates to the field of defective interfering (DI) viruses, including cloned DI viruses.

PHENOXY ACETIC ACIDS AS PPAR DELTA ACTIVATORS

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110245244

Novel compounds of the general formula (I), the use of these compounds as pharmaceutical compositions, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds and methods of treatment employing these compounds and compositions. The present compounds are activators of PPAR and should be useful for treating conditions mediated by the same.

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OR PROGRAM THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110242555

An image processing apparatus includes an input unit configured to input a plurality of page data; a rendering unit configured to convert each of the plurality of page data into rendering data; a supply unit configured to supply the plurality of rendering data to a printing apparatus; an acquisition unit configured to acquire, for each of the plurality of rendering data, delay time from an end of printing of a last page to an end of conversion of rendering data used for next printing; and a scheduling unit configured to delay supply timing of rendering data converted first by the rendering unit among the plurality of page data based on the delay time of the plurality of rendering data.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY POLICING NETWORK TRAFFIC BASED ON EGRESS QUEUE STATUS

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110242973

A system and method for dynamically policing network traffic based on egress queue status and a network node incorporating the system or the method. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a policing engine configured to receive egress queue status information and (2) a pushback calculator associated with the policing engine and configured to produce a reduction calculation based on the egress queue status information, the policing engine further configured to produce a throttle signal to reduce a traffic policing rate of an ingress queue.

Liquid-Based Cooling System For Data Centers Having Proportional Flow Control Device

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110240281

A liquid-based cooling system provides a method of supplying a heated coolant fluid at a relatively constant temperature and pressure to one or more heat driven engines, such as adsorption chillers or heat pumps, by utilizing a proportional flow control device in association with each of a plurality of heat-producing electronic components to optimize the output of a plurality of liquid-cooled cold plates operatively mounted on such plurality of heat-producing electronic components. The proportional flow control devices may be electro-mechanical or solid state proportional control valves for water flow control. The proportion flow control devices are operatively connected to be actuated based upon the electrical signals typically generated to control the variable cooling fans of the electronic components.

APPARATUS FOR METHOD FOR POLYMER CHARACTERIZATION

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110239746

Apparatus for GPC/TREF and TREF/GPC characterization of a polymer sample. The apparatus provides for the automated and integrated use of multiple TREF columns and a GPC system employing a multiple flow through detectors. In addition, a method for TREF/GPC characterization of a polymer sample by GPC analysis of TREF fractions at increasing TREF elution temperatures from multiple TREF columns operated in a coordinated and synchronized temperature cycle for increased sample throughput. Also, a method for GPC/TREF characterization of a polymer sample by GPC fractionation followed by TREF fractionation of the GPC fractionations.

METHOD OF FABRICATING BOTTOM CHASSIS, BOTTOM CHASSIS FABRICATED BY THE METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME, METHOD OF FABRICATING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY FABRICATED BY THE METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110242446

A method of fabricating a bottom chassis is provided. The method of fabricating the bottom chassis includes, for example, forming a bottom chassis using a steel plate having a thickness in the range of 0.5 mm to 0.9 mm, the steel plate having a stack structure including an inner layer containing 0.001 to 0.1 weight percent (wt. %) carbon (C), 0.002 to 0.05 wt. % silicon (Si), 0.28 to 2.0 wt. % manganese (Mn), balance iron (Fe), and other impurities, an electro-galvanized layer formed on the inner layer, and a polymer chromium (Cr)-free contamination resistant layer formed on the electro-galvanized layer, and performing a burring process and a tapping process on the bottom chassis to form a burring part to receive a bolt for an engagement.

KNIFE SHARPENER FOR ASIAN AND EUROPEAN/AMERICAN KNIVES

Pub Date: 2011-10-06

Pub Number: US20110244767

A knife sharpener sharpens a wide range of knives and blades. The knife sharpener includes an angle guide associated with a first stage abrasive surface at an angle in the range of 12-18 degrees. A second stage is provided at an angle in the range of 17-23 degrees. A third stage is provided at an angle in the range of 19-25 degrees. The abrasive surface in the first and second stages is in the range of 240 to 400 grit while the abrasives in the third stage is in the range of 600 to 2000 grit.