Total 6181 patents for "2011-11-03"

INVERSE QUANTIZATION METHOD, INVERSE QUANTIZATION DEVICE, AND PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110268184

Disclosed is an inverse quantization method that reverse-quantizes multiple quantized values as a set, obtaining a set of multiple inverse quantized values, said method being characterized in that the range of potential inverse quantized values for each quantized value is obtained using at least a signal other than that of the aforementioned quantized value, and in that the set of preliminary inverse quantized values for which the total variation norm is the minimum within the range of potential values for each inverse quantized value is obtained as the aforementioned set of reverse-quantized values.

MATTRESS CORE

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110265266

A mattress core including an array of strings of pocket springs extending in parallel across the mattress core; and a fastener coupling the array of strings of pocket springs together, wherein said array of strings of pocket springs includes single strings of pocket springs and double strings of pocket springs, each double string of said double strings of pocket springs including a superior string of pocket springs and an inferior string of pocket springs.

Compound Lenses for Multi-Source Data Presentation

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110267372

According to an embodiment of the present invention, an appearance of a lens in an image is displayed. The appearance of the lens includes a focal region having a focal region having a magnification and a plurality of facets. The facets display information from respective layers of the image. The appearance of the lens also includes a base defining an extent of the appearance of the lens in the image. Additionally, the appearance of the lens includes a shoulder region between the focal region and the base. The shoulder region provides context for the focal region with respect to portions of the image outside of the appearance of the lens by preserving visibility of information surrounding the focal region.

Multiple Switch Having A Rotationally Adjustable Element

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110266119

The invention relates to a switch containing a switch head and a switch lever which is designed in such a manner that at least two electrical contacts can be switched by means of the switch head when the switch lever is tilted. Similar flip switches are known in numerous designs and styles. Adjusting elements such as potentiometers are also known. The prior art further discloses combinations of push switches and adjusting elements. These combinations are however disadvantageous in that the switch can only switch between two states. The aim of the invention is therefore to devise a flip switch which allows switching between a plurality of switching states and which comprises an adjusting element. The switch according to the invention comprises a switch lever containing a switch shaft and contains at least one adjusting element which is connected to the switch shaft in such a manner that the adjusting element can be adjusted by rotating the switch shaft.

BULIMIA TREATMENT

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110270344

At least one of a plurality of disorders of a patient characterized at least in part by vagal activity innervating at least one of a plurality of organs of the patient is treated by a method that includes positioning an electrode on a vagus nerve. An electrical signal is applied to the electrode to modulate vagal activity by an amount selected to treat the disorder. In some embodiments, the disorder is bulimia. The signal may be a blocking or a stimulation signal. In some embodiments, the signal is selected to, at least in part, downregulate neural activity on the vagus nerve.

POLYMER-AGENT CONJUGATES, PARTICLES, COMPOSITIONS, AND RELATED METHODS OF USE

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110268658

Described herein are polymer-agent conjugates and particles, which can be used, for example, in the treatment of cancer. Also described herein are mixtures, compositions and dosage forms containing the particles, methods of using the particles (e.g., to treat a disorder), kits including the polymer-agent conjugates and particles, methods of making the polymer-agent conjugates and particles, methods of storing the particles and methods of analyzing the particles.

FRIED-CHUNK FOOD COMPOSITIONS

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110268849

The invention provides fried-chunk food compositions comprising (1) food chunks that have been fried in oil at a temperature of from about 110 to 205 C. to produce fried food chunks having a moisture content of about 16% and an Aw of about 0.7 and (2) from about 5 to about 35% plasticizer applied to the fried food chunks, wherein the fried food chunks with applied plasticizer have a moisture content of about 12% or less and an Aw of about 0.65 or less. The compositions are made without using preservatives, have a desirable texture and appealing meat-like appearance, and are shelf-stable and therefore do not spoil due to unwanted microbial growth.

EXTENSIBLE THREE DIMENSIONAL CIRCUIT HAVING PARALLEL ARRAY CHANNELS

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110267866

An extensible three dimensional circuit having parallel array channels includes an access layer and crossbar array layers overlying the access layer and being electrically connected to the access layer. The crossbar array layers include parallel channels, the parallel channels being formed from two classes of vias, the first class being pillar vias connected to relatively short stub lines, and the second class being traveling-line vias connected to long lines that travel away from the via; pillar vias and traveling-line vias being configured to connect to crossing lines such that each crossing point between the lines is uniquely addressed by one pillar via and one traveling-line via. Programmable crosspoint devices are disposed between the crossing lines.

COMMUNICATION NETWORK AND NODE THEREOF, METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAID NODE AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110270988

A communication network includes a control node and one or more controlled nodes. The control node transmits allocation information, which indicates a non-conflict region of each node in the communication frame, in a non-conflict region allocated to the control node, if an access request has been received from a new node, allocates a non-conflict region of the new node to the communication frame, and updates the allocation information based upon the allocation. The controlled node relays the allocation information in the non-conflict region of the controlled node if the allocation information has been received, and relays the access request in the non-conflict region of the controlled node if the access request has been received. The new node detects the conflict region and non-conflict region of the communication frame based upon the received allocation information, and transmits, in the detected conflict region, the access request to access the communication network.

Testing An Optical Fiber Connection

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110267602

For testing whether an optical fiber is properly connected to a device, a beam of light is output to the optical fiber. An intensity is detected of light reflected by the device back through the optical fiber in response to the beam of light. In response to the detected intensity, a determination is made of whether the optical fiber is properly connected to the device.

ELECTRON SPIN RESONANCE IMAGING SCANNER

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110270073

An electron paramagnetic resonance imaging (EPRI) system includes a resistive magnet driven by a power supply such as a power supply module to generate radio frequency signals in a substantially coherent polyphase perfect sequence scheme. The EPRI system further includes image acquisition and processing electronics configured to generate, acquire, quantify and map pO2 information associated with a free radical agent in vivo and having a resonance line width that is sensitive to oxygen and in response to the radio frequency signals without imparting harmful heating effects to a corresponding human or animal body.

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A FINANCIAL DOCUMENT CLEARINGHOUSE AND SECURE DELIVERY NETWORK

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110270761

An electronic clearinghouse system (ECS) for securely delivering, retrieving, authenticating, storing, generating and distributing messages, such as financial documents and/or records are described. For message providers, the ECS can provide a secure and trusted venue for delivering messages, such as messages including financial data to their clients that reduces their delivery costs. For users of the ECS, the ECS can provide a central location where each user can receive and consolidate their messages, such as financial documents and associated financial data from a number of different financial data providers. To facilitate these functions, the ECS can include an automated system for recording delivery status as well as evidence of delivery of messages, including whether a message has been viewed by a particular user. Further, the ECS can include components for scheduling events, such as monetary transfers and bill payments, and providing reminders for such events. Also, the ECS can provide utilities that allow a user to package and securely deliver messages to other users.

Hydroxamic Acid Derivatives

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110269706

The disclosure includes hydroxamic compounds of Formula I: (I) wherein P, Z, and m are defined herein. Also disclosed is a method for treating a neoplastic disease or an immune disease with these compounds.

System and Method for Comparing Private Data

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110271107

The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods including accessing a first private value, generating a first intermediate value based on the first private value, receiving a second intermediate value that is based on a second private value, generating a first comparison value based on the second intermediate value, receiving over the network a second comparison value that is based on the first intermediate value, comparing the first comparison value and the second comparison value to generate a result, and displaying the result, the result indicating that the first private is greater than the second private value when the first comparison value is less than the second comparison value, and the result indicating that the first private value is less than or equal to the second private value when the first comparison value is greater than the second comparison value.

METHOD OF MAKING A SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL STACK

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110269059

A method of making a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack that includes the steps of applying a seal enhancing coating and a conductive coating onto respective surfaces of a separator plate and simultaneously co-firing the coatings in a reducing atmosphere. The method may also include, prior to the step of co-firing, the step of assembling a plurality of separator plates with complementary cell-retainer assemblies to form a plurality of fuel cell cassettes. The fuel cell cassettes are then stacked with a glass sealant applied between the fuel cell cassettes to form a SOFC stack. The entire SOFC stack is then co-fired in a reducing atmosphere such that the seal enhancing and conductive coatings are bonded into the respective surfaces and the glass sealant devitrify to form a glass seal joining and sealing the cassettes of the SOFC stack.

CONDENSED ANTHRAN I LAMI DE DERIVATIVES AS INSECTICIDES

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110271406

Compounds of Formula I wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, and the agrochemically acceptable salts and all stereoisomers and tautomeric forms of the compounds of formula I can be used as agrochemical active ingredients and can be prepared in a manner known per se.

METHODS FOR SORTING PARTICLES

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110269175

A method of sorting stained particles in a flow cytometer by generating a mathematical model based upon extracted features of waveform pulses produced in response to the stained particles. Waveform pulses can then be analyzed to determine the probability the stained particles belong in either a first or a second population and a decision boundary can be established. Sorting decisions can be made based upon the extracted features of the waveform pulses relative to the decision boundary in combination with other desirability factors for particles or droplets containing the particles.

Low-Emission Propane-Driven Power Trowel

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110268504

A power trowel for treating a concrete surface includes a support frame configured to be moved on the concrete surface. A propane supply vessel is supported by the support frame and is configured to contain propane. The propane supply vessel is positioned to reduce obstructions to the operator's view of the concrete surface. An internal combustion engine is supported by the support frame and is in fluid communication with the propane supply vessel to receive propane therefrom to power the internal combustion engine. One or more rotatable shafts are driven by the internal combustion engine, and one or more trowel blades connect to the one or more rotatable shafts so as to rotate therewith.

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS CAPABLE OF RESTRICTING DESTINATION OF TRANSMISSION BY AUTHENTICATED USER, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110271324

A communication apparatus having a transmission function for transmitting data to another apparatus using a transmission protocol selected from a plurality of transmission protocols. A multifunction printer (MFP) implementing the communication apparatus authenticates a user, and acquires destination information associated with the authenticated user. The MFP permits the use of a specific transmission protocol for transmission using the acquired destination information, and restricts the use of the specific transmission protocol for transmission using other destination information. Further, the MFP permits display of destination information matching the acquired destination information, but restricts display of other destination information, among destination information stored in a hard disk in association with the specific transmission protocol.

CONNECTING MEMBER

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110269334

A connecting member includes a cable used to transmit signal, a first connector and a second connector connected to the cable, and an elastic member mounted on the cable. The first connector and the second connector are configured for being electronically connected to two electronic components. The elastic member is elastically deformable between a first state, where the elastic member and the cable are constricted, and a second state, where the elastic member and the cable are extended.

DOCUMENT ACCESS MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110271355

This disclosure provides a document access method and system. The document access method and system are based on a social network model which interconnects members of the social network as a function of trust. This framework provides a basis for documents to be accessed by members which are not directly specified by a document's owner, while providing a certain degree of document security.

COMPOSITE ELECTRODE MATERIAL

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110266495

The invention relates to a composite electrode material consisting of a carbon coated complex oxide, fibrous carbon and a binder. Said material is prepared by a method which comprises co-grinding an active electrode material and fibrous carbon, and adding a binder to the co-grinded mixture to lower the viscosity of the mixture. The fibrous carbon is preferably vapor grown carbon fibers.

APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING WIRELESS ENERGY USING META-MATERIAL STRUCTURES HAVING ZERO REFRACTIVE INDEX

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110266879

Disclosed herein is an apparatus for transmitting and receiving wireless energy using meta-material structures having a zero refractive index. The apparatus includes a wireless energy transmission unit and a wireless energy reception unit. When external power is applied thereto, the wireless energy transmission unit generates wireless energy to be wirelessly transmitted, and then wirelessly transmits wireless energy, which is normally propagated radially when the generated wireless energy is transmitted, using a magnetic resonance method while concentrating the wireless energy in one direction.

Foamable Industrial Strength Hand Cleanser

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110266307

A foamable industrial strength cleansing composition is disclosed. The cleansing composition includes a cleaning solvent, such as d-limonene in conjunction with a mixture of surfactants. The surfactants include foaming agents and emulsifiers. When mixed with air, the cleansing composition forms a foam that may be used to clean dirt, grease and grime from the hands of a user.

System and Method for Mapping and Decoding Codewords in Acknowledgement Information Communications

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110268090

A system and method for mapping and decoding codewords in acknowledgement information communications are provided. A method for communications device operations includes determining a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) response for each component carrier (CC) in a set of configured CCs, thereby producing a set of HARQ responses, generating an information vector from the set of HARQ responses, encoding the information vector based on a (n, k) linear block code corresponding to the set of configured CCs, and transmitting the encoded information vector. A unique set of bits selected from the information vector is assigned to represent a HARQ response for each different CC in the set of configured CCs. the (n, k) linear block code is obtained by a linear transformation of an original (n, k) linear block code, where n is a length of code words, and k is a length of information vectors.

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION AND NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110269026

A nonaqueous electrolytic solution which may suppress the overcharge of a battery and a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the solution are provided. The overcharge of the battery is suppressed by undergoing the electrolytic polymerization in the solution when the battery is overcharged, and simultaneously more effectively suppressed by increasing the internal resistance of the battery. The nonaqueous electrolytic solution comprises a polymer which undergoes the electrolytic polymerization in the range of 4.3V or more to 5.5V or less at the lithium metal standard voltage, having a repeating unit represented by the formula (1), an electrolytic salt and a nonaqueous solvent.

ENCRYPTING AND STORING DATA ON AN ELECTRONIC READABLE MEDIA INCORPORATED INTO A FINANCIAL PROSPECTUS

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110268272

Each of a first portion and a second portion of data is selected. Each of the first portion and the second portion of data are in the human-readable format and capable of being converted from a human-readable format to an electronically readable format. The first portion of data is encrypted and stored in a first electronically readable medium and the second portion of data is encrypted and stored in a second electronically readable medium, wherein the first electronically readable medium does not match with the second electronically readable medium. Each of the first portion and the second electronically readable medium is incorporated into the printed publication. The first portion of data is read from the first electronically readable medium using a first data reading device without removing the first electronically readable medium from the printed publication. The second portion of data is read from the second electronically readable medium using a second data reading device without removing the second electronically readable medium from the printed publication.

PRODUCTION OF VERY LONG CHAIN POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS IN OILSEED PLANTS

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110269983

Oilseed plants which have been transformed to produce very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, recombinant constructs used in such transformations, methods for producing such fatty acids in a plant are described and uses of oils and seeds obtained from such transformed plants in a variety of food and feed applications are described.

SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, SIGNAL PROCESSING PROGRAM, COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING SIGNAL PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND RADIOTHERAPY APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110266464

A certain component of an input time series signal (hereinafter referred to as input) is assumed as a cycle time-variable time series signal and a prediction model for predicting a value of the input after the predetermined time is produced, and the value of the input after the predetermined time is predicted and outputted using the prediction model.

Pyridazinone derivatives

Pub Date: 2011-11-03

Pub Number: US20110269765

Compounds of the formula (I) in which D, R 1 , R 2 , R 3 , R 4 have the meanings indicated in Claim 1, are inhibitors of tyrosine kinases, in particular of Met kinase, and can be employed, inter alia, for the treatment of tumours.