Total 5414 patents for "2011-10-13"

Queue management unit and method for streaming video packets in a wireless network

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110252155

The present invention relates to a queue management unit and method for streaming video packets in a wireless network. The method includes determining a type of frame from a header of a video packet received at a transmit buffer. The method further includes discarding the received frame if the received frame is dependent upon any previously discarded frame, otherwise storing the received frame in one of a plurality of sub-queues of the transmit buffer according to the type of frame, where each sub-queue of the plurality of sub-queues stores frames corresponding to one type of frame. Also, the method includes creating space in the transmit buffer if there is insufficient space for a higher priority frame by discarding lower priority frames, as well as discarding frames in the transmit if the received frame is delayed more than a maximum period of time.

NETWORK-CONNECTED GOLF GAME IMPROVEMENT, ENTERTAINMENT AND MONETIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110250939

A network-connected golf game improvement and entertainment system and methods that connect golf simulators in a plurality of golf sites or residences into an interactive player network. The player network facilitates the context of interaction between players, spectators and adversities. The system and method further include an on-line marketplace that enables advertisers to purchase and place interactive advertising into specific experience channels in real-time. Advertisers would have a direct and real-time channel into their ads analytics, performance and automated financial transaction processing.

Power Tool with Light Unit

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110248650

A power tool includes a housing coupled to an electrical power source, a motor contained in the housing, and a motor control circuit that controls output speed of the motor. A light unit is coupled to the housing to illuminate a work surface. A light unit control circuit controls illumination of the light unit. A switch unit is coupled to the housing and selectively operable to control the operation of the motor control circuit and the light unit control circuit. The light unit control circuit includes a timer configured to cause the light unit to illuminate a first brightness level when the switch unit is actuated, and to remain illuminated at the first brightness level for a predetermined time period after the trigger is actuated. The predetermined time period restarts if the switch unit is not deactivated before the end of the predetermined time period.

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE PACKAGE

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110248302

A light emitting device according to the embodiment includes a first electrode; a light emitting structure including a first semiconductor layer, an active layer and a second semiconductor layer on the first electrode; a second electrode on the light emitting structure; and a control switch installed on the light emitting structure to control the light emitting structure.

PAGE LOAD PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110249871

Page load time analysis. The analysis may allow a web page designer to determine improvements that could be made to the web page to decrease load time, and perhaps identify the modules or components that are critical paths in decreasing page load time. The analysis is performed based on the monitoring of multiple requests associated with a page request. The user may be notified of the graph or the results of analysis of the graph. The user may then determine whether the page load time can be improved.

Microfluidic Embryo and Gamete Culture Systems

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110250690

A robotic microfluidic incubator system has a thin transparent sidewall and close proximity of the embryo/oocyte/cultured cells to the sidewall allow close approach of a side view microscope with adequate focal length for mid to high power. This arrangement permits microscopic examination of multiple culture wells when arranged in rows (linear or along the circumference of a carousel). Manual or automated side to side movement of the linear well row, or rotation of the carousel, allows rapid inspection of the contents each well. Automated systems with video capability also allow remote inspection of wells by video connection or Internet connection, and automated video systems can record oft-hours inspections or time lapse development in culture (i.e. embryo cell division progression, or axon growth in neuron cell cultures).

GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT BASED COLOR MANAGEMENT OF OUTPUT DEVICES

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110249015

A method includes querying a database to determine the color profile of the multimedia content. The method may include comparing the secondary color profile of the secondary display to the primary color profile of the primary display and then determining a secondary color profile to apply to the multimedia content on the secondary display. The method may include selecting the secondary color profile from a database and applying the secondary color profile to the multimedia content. The method includes displaying the multimedia content with the secondary color profile on secondary display to reduce a color discrepancy of the multimedia content between the primary and the secondary display.

TRAILER FOR THE TRANSPORTATION BY ROAD OF CONTAINERS

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110250040

The invention relates to a trailer for the transportation by road of cargo, such as containers. The trailer comprises a trailer frame (3); a tipping frame (4) and lifting means (5) which act on, on the one hand, the trailer frame and, on the other hand, the tipping frame. The trailer frame comprises a front zone which is located on coupling above a tractor unit and which is provided with a coupling member in order to effect coupling. The trailer frame also has a rear zone comprising three sets of wheels. An intermediate zone connects the front zone to the rear zone. The tipping frame extends along the trailer frame and is fastened, in the rear zone, to the trailer frame so as to hinge about a tipping axle (14). The trailer frame has a longitudinal beam and the tipping frame has two lateral beams. The trailer further comprises a loading frame (60) which provides a support plane for a container and which is slidable along said tipping frame, and in that said pick-up device (29, 50) comprises a container coupling member (50) provided on said loading frame.

Fluidic methods for devices for parallel chemical reactions

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110251109

Fluidic methods and devices for conducting parallel chemical reactions are disclosed. The methods are based on the use of in situ photogenerated reagents such as photogenerated acids, photogenerated bases, or any other suitable chemical compounds that produce active reagents upon light radiation. The present invention describes devices and methods for performing a large number of parallel chemical reactions without the use of a large number of valves, pumps, and other complicated fluidic components. The present invention provides microfluidic devices that contain a plurality of microscopic vessels for carrying out discrete chemical reactions. Other applications may include the preparation of microarrays of DNA and RNA oligonucleotides, peptides, oligosaccharides, phospholipids and other biopolymers on a substrate surface for assessing gene sequence information, screening for biological and chemical activities, identifying intermolecular complex formations, and determining structural features of molecular complexes.

Method of Controlling a Device Able to Function in a Mode With or Without Code Verification to Effect a Transaction

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110251958

The invention relates to a method of controlling a device able to function in a mode with code verification or in a mode without code verification to effect a transaction, the method including a step of authenticating the device, an optional step of verifying a code, and a stage of continuing the transaction, wherein the method further includes a first verification step of verifying whether the device is functioning in the mode without code verification; and

SELECTIVE SHIELDING FOR MULTIPLE EXPOSURE MASKS

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110252385

A system for preparing mask data to create a desired layout pattern on a wafer with a multiple exposure photolithographic printing system. In one embodiment, boundaries of features are expanded to create shields for those features, or portions thereof, that are not oriented in a direction that are printed with greater fidelity by an illumination pattern used in the multiple exposure printing system.

Photonic Crystal Solar Cell

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110247676

The present invention provides a photovoltaic cell, which is contained within a photonic crystal structure. The photonic crystal is at least two-dimensional, and contains defects to guide incident light, e.g., sunlight, into a crystal cavity, where the concentrated light is guided into a cavity, preferably a photonic optical cavity, which is also a photovoltaic region comprising a semiconductor heterojunction for forming a photovoltaic current.

GLUCOSE DEHYDROGENASE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE DEHYDROGENASE

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110250671

A DNA encoding a glucose dehydrogenase enzyme having high substrate specificity, can be produced at a low cost, is not affected by oxygen dissolved in a measurement sample and, in particular, has superior thermal stability is described. Cells transformed with the DNA encoding the glucose dehydrogenase enzyme may be used to produce the glucose dehydrogenase by culturing the transformants to produce glucose dehydrogenase as an expression product of the DNA, and collecting the product.

FACILITATING UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION IN TD-SCDMA MULTI-CARRIER SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110249577

Uplink synchronization processes in multi-carrier time division-synchronous code division multiple access (TD-SCDMA) systems include determining uplink transmission timing for a first carrier frequency and performing uplink synchronization on the other carrier frequencies based on the transmission timing of the first carrier frequency. The transmission timing may be adjusted based on a timing offset that is measured between the received downlink pilot signals of the various carrier frequencies. User equipment may perform uplink synchronization individually with each of the carriers serviced by a particular Node B after receiving synchronization information regarding those carrier frequencies.

ENHANCED RING LASER GYROSCOPE WITH DISPERSION CONTROLLED GAIN CONDITION

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110249268

A ring laser gyroscope that includes a cavity containing a gain medium, a plurality of reflective surfaces coupled to the cavity, and at least one medium exciter operable to excite the gain medium. The gain medium has naturally dispersive properties associated with an index of refraction. The reflective surfaces include at least a first reflective surface, a second reflective surface, and a third reflective surface. The first, second, and third reflective surfaces are positioned to reflect light between the plurality of reflective surfaces. The excited gain medium induces first and second laser fields within the cavity. The first and second laser fields operate at a lasing frequency corresponding to a negative slope of the index of refraction associated with the dispersive properties of the gain medium. The gain medium causes anomalous dispersion of the first and second laser fields passing through the gain medium.

DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A LOOP ON ONE END OF A COIL SPRING

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110247717

A device for producing a loop at the end of a coil spring has a gripping unit with gripper jaws for retaining the spring in a processing position. The gripping unit is movable to and from the processing position and at least one section of an end turn of the spring protrudes over the gripper jaws. A first slewing gear has an output shaft and a coupling section for detachable coupling of a tool for the forming of a loop on the spring through upward bending of the end turn section protruding over the gripper jaws. A counter block attached laterally to the travel direction of the gripping unit is movable over the section of the end turn of the spring protruding over the gripper jaws and has a bending edge as a bending form for producing a loop with the tool.

ASSEMBLY FOR INSTALLING AN OPTICAL ACCESS NETWORK

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110249949

An assembly for installing an optical access network includes at least one in-line optical cable and a drop cable. The assembly includes a duct suitable for housing the at least one in-line optical cable and an optical transition box for snaking an optical connection between the at least one in-line optical cable and the drop cable. The duct has a window. The optical transition box has a base with two sidewalls. Each of the two sidewalls has a first opening allowing the in-line optical cable to enter and exit the base. The base is suitable for being partially inserted in the duct through the window in such a way that, when the base is partially inserted in the duct, the first opening is contained within the duct.

SUSPENDED MEDIA GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON MEMBRANE BIOLOGICAL REACTOR SYSTEM AND PROCESS

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110247978

A system and process for treating an industrial wastewater stream is provided using a membrane biological reactor in which granular activated carbon material is introduced into an aeration portion and maintained upstream of a membrane operating system. The size of the granules of activated carbon is selected so that they can be screened or otherwise readily separated from the mixed liquor stream before the mixed liquor enters the membrane operating system tank(s) containing the submerged membranes, thereby preventing abrasion of the membrane by the carbon granules. The aeration portion includes a waste discharge port whereby a portion of spent granular activated carbon can be removed when the effluent concentration of chemical oxygen demand compounds approaches limits typically set by governmental agencies, and replaced by addition of fresh or regenerated granular activated carbon having greater adsorbent capacity.

TOUCH PAD

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110247883

A touch pad including a printed circuit board, a plurality of column-conductor groups and a plurality of row-column groups. The printed circuit board is formed with an upper surface and a lower surface. The column-conductor groups include a plurality of first column-conductors and a plurality of second column-conductors. The row-conductor groups include a plurality of first row-conductors and a plurality of second row-conductors. The first column-conductors and the first row-conductors are provided on the upper surface. The second column-conductors and the second row-conductors are respectively provided on one and the other of the upper surface and the lower surface, and electrically connected to each other through column-vias and row-vias. Whereby the structure, the existing material and process can be still be used, and the problem of crossed wires can be avoided, also the yield of products can be increased with less waste of materials.

NOVEL siRNAS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110251260

The invention relates to compounds, in particular siRNAs, which inhibit the expression of specific human genes. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The present invention also provides a method of treating and/or preventing the incidence or severity of various diseases or conditions associated with the genes and/or symptoms associated with such diseases or conditions comprising administering to a subject in need of treatment for such disease or condition and/or symptom the compound or the pharmaceutical composition in a therapeutically effective dose so as to thereby treat the subject. The invention also provides antibodies which inhibit specified human polypeptides and pharmaceutical compositions comprising one or more such antibodies.

Clip-on Extruded Moldings for Ceiling Grid

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110247284

A molding system conceals gridwork in suspended ceilings. A main or cross piece molding comprises two opposed clip assemblies for attaching to inverted T-bars. The clip assemblies comprise a vertical portion. Upper and lower fingers protrude horizontally from the vertical portion and towards the opposed clip assembly. Upward projecting arms extend from upper edges of the vertical portions and have upward edges. Horizontal arms extend from the upward edges and extend away from the clip assemblies. A decorative portion spans between distal ends of the horizontal arms. A perimeter molding for attaching to L-bars comprises a first horizontal arm configured to abut a lower portion of a horizontal surface and a second horizontal arm that is parallel to the first horizontal arm. First and second legs connect to the second horizontal arm. The second leg abuts an upper, distal portion of the horizontal surface near a hem.

Methods and Apparatuses for Tucking Side Panels of Absorbent Articles

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110247747

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to tucking opposing side panels into a chassis of a pant diaper. The apparatuses and methods may utilize one or more conveyors that advance the chassis along a machine direction. Each conveyor may have a vacuum zone that applies a vacuum force to hold the chassis. The chassis may be positioned between a first conveyor having a first vacuum zone and a second conveyor having a second vacuum zone. The conveyors may apply opposing vacuum forces to hold the first waist region apart from the second waist region while the chassis advances in the machine direction toward a tucking device. The tucking device may discharge air to push the side panels into the chassis and create longitudinal fold lines along edges of the absorbent core of the diaper.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING POSITION-RELATED INFORMATION TO MOBILE RECIPIENTS

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110250907

A system for providing position-related information to a mobile user includes a mobile unit and a central site server. The mobile unit includes circuitry for determining present position information from position signals which may emanate from, for example, GPS satellites. The mobile unit further includes circuitry for establishing a wireless bidirectional communications link with the central site server via a terrestrial network, which may be accessed via a cellular telephone network. The central site server includes circuitry for receiving the present position information from the mobile unit. A table stored at the central site server includes different response information in correspondence with possible positions of the mobile unit. The response information may further be in correspondence with user preferences. The central site server uses the received present position information to retrieve corresponding response information from the table, and sends the retrieved response information to the mobile unit via the bidirectional communications link. The mobile unit further includes circuitry, such as a loudspeaker, for supplying the response information to the mobile user. In another aspect of the invention, communications between the mobile unit and the central site server are encrypted. Furthermore, the mobile unit may include components for preventing position information from being supplied to the loudspeaker, thereby eliminating distracting noise from being presented to the user.

BICYCLE DAMPING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110248469

A bicycle damping system is arranged to reduce vibrations that originate at the bicycle wheel and are transmitted to the rider of the bicycle. Desirably, a front fork assembly is configured to be supported by a bicycle frame and includes a pair of fork legs, which extend in a downward direction along opposing sides of a front wheel of the bicycle. Preferably, the fork legs are configured to support the front wheel at their lower ends. Each of the fork legs can define a cavity and a damping member is positioned within the cavity. The damping member can be forced into contact with a surface of the fork leg. Seat stays, chain stays, the seat post and other components of the bicycle can also include a damping system.

DERIVATIVES OF GROWTH HORMONE AND RELATED PROTEINS

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110250169

The growth hormone supergene family comprises greater than 20 structurally related cytokines and growth factors. A general method is provided for creating site-specific, biologically active conjugates of these proteins. The method involves adding cysteine residues to non-essential regions of the proteins or substituting cysteine residues for non-essential amino acids in the proteins using site-directed mutagenesis and then covalently coupling a cysteine-reactive polymer or other type of cysteine-reactive moiety to the proteins via the added cysteine residue. Disclosed herein are preferred sites for adding cysteine residues or introducing cysteine substitutions into the proteins, and the proteins and protein derivatives produced thereby.

Touch Sensitive Image Display

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110248963

We describe a touch sensitive image display device for projecting a touch sensitive displayed image at an acute angle onto a surface on which the device is placed. The device comprises: light sources to project two-dimensional first and second light distributions in respective first and second planes; and a multi-pixel sensor system to remotely detect touch of an area of said surface within or adjacent to the displayed image by detecting light from the first distribution to provide a detected touch signal. The multi-pixel sensor system also remotely detects presence of an object within the second light distribution to provide a detected presence signal. The device is configured to multiplex projection of the first light and second distributions. A controller has an input to receive the detected touch and detected presence signals and is configured to control the device responsive to these signals.

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR INCORPORATING DEBLOCKING INTO ENCODED VIDEO

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110249748

Encoders and methods of encoding that incorporate deblocking into the encoding process. An encoder performs a two-cycle encoding process. First, an original block is processed and then reconstructed and deblocked. The reconstruction and the deblocked reconstruction are compared to the original and an intermediate block is created that contains the portions of the reconstruction or the deblocked reconstruction that are more similar to the original. In the second cycle, the intermediate block serves to generate a modified original block, which is then used in a prediction process to create a new prediction block. The new prediction block as compared to the original gives new residuals. The new prediction and new residuals are entropy coded to generate the encoded video data. The new prediction block and new residuals incorporate the deblocking elements selectively identified during the first cycle, thereby eliminating the need for deblocking at the decoder. The prediction operation may be motion prediction or spatial prediction.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FILTERING A SIGNAL

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110252077

Methods for filtering an input signal x(k) to produce an output signal y(k) such that the ratio of a power level of the output signal to a power level of the input signal is substantially equal to a desired value are provided. The methods include forming a first corrected frequency response

EXERCISE APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110251032

The total body exercise apparatus comprises a unique movable structure to provide resistance for a variety of exercises. In one or more embodiments, the exercise apparatus comprises arms rotatably secured via a joint that allows the arms to provide resistance in virtually any direction. The exercise apparatus utilizes this capability to resist motions of various exercises and body motions to tone and strengthen a user's muscles. The resistance provided may be adjustable by an adjustable resistance assembly or by a cuff and socket assembly that applies variable force to a spherical head of the joint of the exercise apparatus.

SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING NORMAL USER BEING BLOCKED IN NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION (NAT) BASED WEB SERVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-10-13

Pub Number: US20110252469

A system for preventing normal user from being in network address translation(nat)-based web service and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The system discriminates between an attacker PC and a normal user PC that use the same public IP address in the NAT network, blocks a Web-page request generated from the attacker PC, processes a Web-page request of a normal user PC, and makes an Internet service of the normal user PC possible. The system discriminates between the attacker PC and the normal user PC that use the same IP address in the NAT network, blocks access of a packet of the attacker PC on the basis of the matching result obtained from a blacklist rule table, converts a Web-server host address into a virtual IP address upon receiving traffic of the normal user, allows the normal user traffic to access the Web server without any restriction caused by a blacklist rule table, such that the normal user can freely access the Web service of the Web server