Total 6109 patents for "2011-12-08"

BOND ISSUE RISK MANAGEMENT

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110302075

The present invention provides an auction system that allows bond issue sales to be offered in an open and transparent manner, wherein, a certain percentage (up to 100%) of bonds in a bond issue can be offered to qualified bidders at a buy now pre-auction price, set by an issuer and/or lead manager. Investors can be allowed to bid some bonds out of the auction process and thus guarantee their allocation and also allow bidders to participate in an open auction for other bonds. Bonds to be offered in a bond issue can include a subset of pre-auction price bonds and a subset of auction price bonds. The pre-auction price bonds are offered to pre-auction bidders at a pre-auction price, and auction bonds are generally sold to the highest bidder. Pre-auction sales can serve as a catalyst for generating enthusiasm for an associated bond issue auction.

DYNAMIC POWER AND BRIGHTNESS CONTROL FOR A DISPLAY SCREEN

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298843

An image is displayed on an electronic display device at a reduced power level. Power used by the display device is maintained below a predetermined maximum power level by uniformly scaling the initial optical intensity of an image to a lower optical intensity whenever displaying the image at the initial optical intensity would result in power consumption of the display device exceeding the predetermined maximum power level.

MEDICAL ELECTRICAL LEAD

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301680

A medical device lead is presented. The lead includes one or more jacketed conductive elements. The jacket comprises one or more covers. A first cover of polyether ketone (PEEK) is in direct contact with the at least one conductive element. At least one conductive element and a PEEK cover are coiled. The coiled conductive element can substantially retain its original coiled shape.

RECORDING METHOD AND RECORDING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298859

A first humidified gas is supplied through a first supply port to a sheet. A second humidified gas is supplied to a space where nozzles of an inkjet recording head are exposed through a second supply port located at a position closer to the recording heads than the first supply port, to increase atmosphere humidity in the space. The sheet portion having a moisture content increased by the humidification in advance is advanced into the space having the increased atmosphere humidity, to record on the sheet using the inkjet recording head. An amount of humidification with the first humidified gas is set according to at least one recording condition.

TECHNIQUES FOR USE WITH A NAIL PENETRATION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301628

Apparatus and methods are described for cutting a hole in a nail of a subject. The apparatus includes an element having a nail-contacting cutting surface for contacting the subject's nail. A control unit is configured to generate a hole in the subject's nail by moving the nail-contacting surface in a back-and-forth motion, while the nail-contacting surface is in contact with the subject's nail. Other applications are also described.

RIDGE STRUCTURE FOR BACK SIDE ILLUMINATED IMAGE SENSOR

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298072

Provided is an image sensor device. The image sensor device includes a substrate having a front side and a back side. The image sensor includes first and second radiation-detection devices that are disposed in the substrate. The first and second radiation-detection devices are operable to detect radiation waves that enter the substrate through the back side. The image sensor also includes an anti-reflective coating (ARC) layer. The ARC layer is disposed over the back side of the substrate. The ARC layer has first and second ridges that are disposed over the first and second radiation-detection devices, respectively. The first and second ridges each have a first refractive index value. The first and second ridges are separated by a substance having a second refractive index value that is less than the first refractive index value.

IN SITU ORE LEACHING USING FREEZE BARRIERS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298270

A method is provided herein for performing a leaching process on a substrate (113). In accordance with the method, a freeze wall (115) is created which isolates a portion (117) of a substrate, and the isolated portion of the substrate is subjected to a leaching process.

WALL MOUNTING FOR ON-BOARD ENTERTAINMENT CONTROL UNITS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297805

A standardized wall is provided for mounting control units of system components in an aircraft cabin with a fastening unit and at least one plug unit. The fastening unit is designed for guiding the control unit during an installation movement of the control unit on the wall mounting. The plug unit is designed for producing a plug connection between the control unit and the wall mounting during the installation movement of the control unit on the wall mounting.

STRAINER WALL STRUCTURE, FILTRATION METHOD USING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297627

A strainer wall structure that removes foreign substances from a fluid suctioned into a pipe and a re-circulation pump that is part of an emergency core cooling system (ECCS). The strainer wall structure has an inlet side and an outlet side through which cooling water is introduced and discharged, respectively, and includes a body having an opening in a direction of the inlet side, closed side surfaces, and an outlet port disposed at one of the closed side surfaces. The strainer includes a punched plate filter screen inserted into the opening. A modular cassette apparatus including grooved first filter plates is inserted into the body, and second filter plates having second grooves is inserted into the first grooves.

Composition and Method for Improving Plant Health

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301029

The present invention relates to plant-protecting active ingredient mixtures comprising, as active components, a neonicotinoid and one or two fungicides selected from pyraclostrobin and boscalid, in synergistically effective amounts and to a method of improving the health of plants by to the plants or the locus thereof by applying said mixtures.

Apparatus for the transfer of a line end of a folder-gluer

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297507

A transfer apparatus of a line end of a folder-gluer for cardboard boxes includes a transfer bed (1) with a double, opposite array of transmission belts (C1 a , C1 b , C2 a , C2 b ) which define a transfer track for the displacement of flattened, folded boxes, wherein the transfer bed (1) is oscillatingly mounted about a horizontal axis (a-a) on a U-shaped support structure (21, 22, 24) which is in turn rotatingly mounted according to a vertical axis (b-b) on a base frame (26), the rotation according to the horizontal axis (a-a) and according to the vertical axis (b-b) occurring through a first (M1) and a second (M2 M2) motor, respectively.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURES AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298047

A three-dimensional semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor device, a second semiconductor device, and a patterned conductive layer disposed between the first and the second semiconductor devices. The first semiconductor device has a first plurality of terminals on a front side of the first semiconductor device and a first metal substrate on its back side, wherein one of the first plurality of terminals in the first semiconductor device is electrically coupled to the first metal substrate. The second semiconductor device has a second plurality of terminals on a front side of the second semiconductor device and a second metal substrate on its back side, wherein the second semiconductor device further includes a second metal substrate on its back side. The patterned conductive layer includes a plurality of conductive regions. Each of the conductive regions is bonded to a conductor coupled to one of the first plurality of terminals and another conductor coupled to one of the second plurality of terminals.

EASY-OPENING CARTON FOR SHIPPING AND STORING CUT PAPER

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297561

An easy to carry lightweight carton for shipping and storing cut paper and for providing rapid and easy access to the paper when the carton is opened. The carton has a base portion and a lid pivotally attached to the base portion. A front wall of the carton may be pivoted down when the lid is pivoted up to facilitate access to the contents of the carton for ease of unloading of paper from the carton. A carry handle is built into the base portion to facilitate carrying of the carton. The carry handle position causes the center of gravity of the carton to be closer to a user's body when carrying the carton. The carton may be re-closed after it is opened.

STROBE SIGNAL MANAGEMENT TO CLOCK DATA INTO A SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298511

A method of communicating with a source synchronous device can include determining an expected number of pulses of a strobe signal to be received in response to a first read request directed to the source synchronous device and receiving the strobe signal from the source synchronous device. Pulses in the strobe signal can be counted. Responsive to detecting a last pulse of the expected number of pulses of the strobe signal, the strobe signal can be replaced with a reference signal that is phase and frequency aligned with the strobe signal.

DOCUMENT SCANNING APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFERRING IMAGE-PROCESSING PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110299132

A document scanning apparatus for automatically transferring an image-processing program includes an image-capturing assembly, a memory unit, an I/O connection interface and a controlling module. The image-capturing assembly captures an image of an original and generates image data correspondingly. The memory unit stores the image-processing program. The I/O connection interface is provided for outputting and inputting data to and from an external device. The controlling module transfers the image-processing program from the memory unit to the I/O interface device, and the I/O connection interface outputs the image-processing program to a removable storage device connected thereto.

Method for Parking or Exiting a Parking Bay and for Avoiding a Collision of a Vehicle, and Corresponding Assistance Systems and Vehicle

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301814

An obscured state of a vehicle, in which a distance measuring sensor of an assistance system is obscured by a part of the vehicle, is automatically detected. If the obscured state is present, a steering intervention of the assistance system into a steering system of the vehicle during a parking or parking-bay-exiting process of the vehicle using the assistance system is automatically deactivated or prevented. Furthermore, to avoid a collision of the vehicle using the assistance system, a notification of an obscured state is automatically generated when the obscured state is present.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING RULES FOR EXECUTION

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110302122

Data-driven rules are eliminated from an application, and replaced with goal-driven rules that formally and completely characterize high-level business concepts, while enabling the resulting goal-driven rules to be executed eagerly using a forward chaining rule engine in a way that preserves the data-driven behavior of the original rules. A computer-implemented method for executing business rules provides a unified rule that encapsulates a goal-oriented rule with triggering information selected from dependencies of the goal-oriented rule. The unified rule may be eagerly executed in response to changes in data specified by the dependencies, or lazily executed in response to a request for the value computed by the rule.

REUSABLE MODULE FOR LAUNCHER

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297793

A propulsion module configured to launch a craft into space including a recoverable module and a non-recovered part, which is secured to the recoverable module at launch. The recoverable module includes a propulsive system to launch the craft, systems for command and control of the propulsive system, a subsonic flight propulsion motor, airfoils for the subsonic flight, a landing gear, and a braking parachute. The recoverable module is installed in a lower position of the craft when the craft is in the launch position. The non-recovered part includes at least one tank to feed the propulsive system. The recoverable module and the non-recovered part are configured to be separated when the propulsion module reaches a given altitude, and the recoverable module is capable of landing in a controlled fashion after a coasting flight, for example for a return to the launch site.

Methods of Fabricating Non-Volatile Memory Devices

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110300686

Methods of forming non-volatile memory devices include forming a semiconductor layer having a first impurity region of first conductivity type extending adjacent a first side thereof and a second impurity region of second conductivity type extending adjacent a second side thereof, on a substrate. A first electrically conductive layer is also provided, which is electrically coupled to the first impurity region. The semiconductor layer is converted into a plurality of semiconductor diodes having respective first terminals electrically coupled to the first electrically conductive layer. The first electrically conductive layer operates as a word line or bit line of the non-volatile memory device. The converting may include patterning the first impurity region into a plurality of cathodes or anodes of the plurality of semiconductor diodes (e.g., P-i-N diodes).

BREAD CONVEYING APPARATUS AND BREAD SLICING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110296966

A bread conveying apparatus and a bread slicing apparatus including the bread conveying apparatus, comprise a flight conveyer including a first flight for urging a bread, an endless revolving member on which the first flight is mounted, and a driving member and a driven member, the endless revolving member being wound around the driving member and driven member; a rail extending along a conveying path of the bread and supporting the first flight; and a rail size setting unit for setting a length of the rail with respect to an extending direction of the conveying path, wherein the length of the rail with respect to the conveying direction is set by the rail size setting unit based on a size of the bread.

METHOD FOR DETERMINING A STATE OF AT LEAST ONE COMPONENT OF A CONTROL UNIT

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301871

A method for determining a state of at least one component of a control unit, in which a temperature of the at least one component is determined, a type of temperature change being detected and recorded for a number of temperatures which are determined over a time period, recorded temperature changes being used to determine the state. Also described is a system for determining a state of at least one component of the control unit, a control unit, a computer program and a computer program product.

FUEL COMPOSITION FOR USE IN GASOLINE ENGINES

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301391

A fuel composition for use in gasoline engines which has excellent acceleration characteristics at high speeds and excellent fuel consumption. The fuel composition of this invention for use in gasoline engines satisfies the conditions: (1) the research octane number is not less than 90; (2) the density is in the range of from 0.740 to 0.760 g/cm3; (3) the distillation temperature at 50 vol % distilled is in the range of from 95 to 105 C., the distillation temperature at 90 vol % distilled is in the range of from 160 to 180 C., and the distillation end point is not more than 220 C.; and (4) the content of aromatic hydrocarbons with 9 or more carbon atoms is in the range of from 12 to 20% by volume, and the indane content is in the range of from 1.5 to 3.0% by volume.

METHOD FOR PROCESSING PROCESS-TARGET OBJECT

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297190

Provided is a method including the steps of: carrying out a storage process by causing a processing jig, which has a supply opening for supplying a first processing liquid, to be positioned such that a storage space section into which the supply opening is open is sandwiched by the processing jig and the process-target surface, and by storing the first processing liquid in the storage space section; and carrying out a rotation process by supplying the first processing liquid onto the process-target surface from the supply opening, while supplying a second processing liquid onto the outer peripheral part, in a state where the process-target object is being rotated, in the step for carrying out the rotation process, the processing jig being moved along a direction which is not a direction along which the process-target object is being rotated.

DELAY ANALYSIS APPARATUS, COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING DELAY ANALYSIS PROGRAM STORED THEREON, AND DELAY ANALYSIS METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301896

If there are a plurality of activation paths on which a signal propagates during a delay test, multiple-input cells receiving two or more activation paths are extracted by an extraction unit. For the extracted multiple-input cells, whether there is a possibility of occurrence of a multiple-input switching in a multiple-input cell is determined by a determination unit, based on an input timing to each signal multiple-input cell in the two or more activation paths. Then, an occurrence situation of a multiple-input switching is analyzed as one delay cause by an analysis unit, based on a determination result by the determination unit and a result of the delay test.

COOLING AND HEATING EYEGLASSES

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110299027

Cooling and heating eyeglasses have peltier chips mounted around at least a portion of the perimeter of the lenses that provides a cooling affect that reduces eyestrain and provides cooling relief to the user. A battery pack provides the electrical energy needed to energize the peltier chips. The battery pack is connected to a neck strap that allows the user to comfortably support the batteries. In another embodiment, a plurality of smaller batteries are used and disposed within the frame eliminating the need for an external battery pack. In another embodiment, side shields are also provide with peltier chips to further control the temperature especially around the user's eyes. Because the peltier can also provide heating, a user can also select heating if preferred. The cooling and heating glasses can be used for prevention and treatment of several eye diseases and oculopathies.

Closure Device for Connecting Two Parts

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110296653

A closure device for connecting two parts includes a first connecting module and a second connecting module. The first connecting module can be arranged on the second connecting module in a closing direction and is mechanically latched with the second connecting module in a closed position. The device also includes magnetic means which cause a magnetic attraction force between the first connecting module and the second connecting module to support the transfer of the first connecting module into the closed position. The first connecting module can be released from the second connecting module by means of a movement of the first connecting module or a part of the first connecting module in an opening direction that differs from the closing direction. The magnetic means counteract a movement of the first connecting module in the opening direction.

PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIAL AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297870

Provided is an oriented piezoelectric material with satisfactory sintering property free of Pb that is a hazardous substance, and a water-soluble alkaline ion, and a production method therefor. To this end, provided is a compound, including a tungsten bronze structure metal oxide, in which: the tungsten bronze structure metal oxide contains at least metal elements of Ba, Bi, Ca, and Nb, the metal elements satisfying the following conditions in terms of molar ratio; and has a C-axis orientation. The compound shows Ba/Nb=a: 0.363a0.399, Bi/Nb=b: 0.0110b0.0650, and Ca/Nb=c: 0.005c0.105. The tungsten bronze structure metal oxide preferably includes (1x)Ca 1.4 Ba 3.6 Nb 10 O 30 xBa 4 Bi 0.67 Nb 10 O 30 (0.30x0.95).

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298040

A semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. By forming a boron nitride film as a sealing film of a buried gate of a cell region from being oxidized, it is possible to improve refresh characteristics, to reduce the number of processes, and to reduce parasitic capacitance so as to improve the characteristics of the device. The semiconductor device includes a recess included in a semiconductor substrate, a gate buried over a bottom of the recess, and a boron nitride film included over the semiconductor substrate including the gate and the recess.

Method and Apparatus for Improved Secure Computing and Communications

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110302397

A computing and communications system and method may comprise a primitive recursive function computing engine including an instruction set architecture prohibiting loop operations that continue for an indefinite time. The system and method may further comprise the instruction set architecture comprising system identifiers selected from a group comprising things, places, paths, actions and causes. The instruction set architecture may comprise organizing at least one data thing into a processing path to be acted upon by an action. The instruction set architecture may comprise defining a processing element as comprising an input interface configured to receive a data thing into the processing path; a processor in the processing path configured to perform the action on the data thing; and an output interface configured to receive a result of performing of the action on the data thing configured to provide the result as an output of the processing element.

PYRAZOLO [4,3-c] CINNOLIN-3-ONE M1 RECEPTOR POSITIVE ALLOSTERIC MODULATORS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301167

The present invention is directed to pyrazolo[4,3-c]cinnolin-3-one compounds of formula (I) which are M1 receptor positive allosteric modulators and that are useful in the treatment of diseases in which the M1 receptor is involved, such as Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, pain or sleep disorders. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds, and to the use of the compounds and compositions in the treatment of diseases mediated by the M1 receptor.