Total 6109 patents for "2011-12-08"

Compositions of esters of fluorosubstituted alcanoic acids

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297883

Composition of esters of fluorosubstituted alcanoic acids, comprising or consisting essentially of a compound of a formula selected from the group consisting of:

THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING AND DISPLAY SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298704

A three-dimensional imaging and display system is provided in which user input is optically detected in an imaging volume by measuring the path length of an amplitude modulated scanning beam as a function of the phase shift thereof. Visual image user feedback concerning the detected user input is presented.

MULTI-JUNCTION SOLAR CELL HAVING SIDEWALL BI-LAYER ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECT

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297214

Nanostructure array optoelectronic devices are disclosed. The optoelectronic device may be a multi junction solar cell. The optoelectronic device may have a bi-layer electrical interconnect that is physically and electrically connected to sidewalls of the array of nanostructures. The optoelectronic device may be operated as a multi junction solar cell, wherein each junction is associated with one portion of the device. The bi-layer electrical interconnect allows current to pass from one portion to the next. Thus, the bi-layer electrical interconnect may serve as a replacement for a tunnel junction, which is used in some conventional multi junction solar cells.

METHOD AND FORMULATION FOR REDUCING AGGREGATION OF A MACROMOLECULE UNDER PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110300135

The invention provides a method for reducing aggregation and inhibiting flocculation of a macromolecule, such as a protein, under physiological conditions, by the addition of 5% to 20% polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) with a molecular weight range of 2000 to 54,000 daltons. The invention further provides a method to minimize inflammation at the injection site during subcutaneous administration of a macromolecule. In further aspects, the invention provides pharmaceutical formulations for subcutaneous administration of a macromolecule, and methods of treating a CD20 positive cancer or an autoimmune disease, comprising administering a humanized anti-CD20 antibody in a pharmaceutical formulation of the invention. The invention further provides an in vitro dialysis method to evaluate the ability of an excipient to reduce aggregation of an antibody or other macromolecule under physiological conditions.

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298459

A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes an imaging condition acquisition unit and an imaging unit. The imaging condition acquisition unit acquires at least one of optimum amplitude and optimum phase of a radio frequency transmission signal so as to reduce a deviation of data in at least one region of interest set in an object. The imaging unit acquires image data by imaging according to an imaging condition including at least one of optimum amplitude and optimum phase.

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR COMPUTING GRAPH SIMILARITY VIA SEQUENCE SIMILARITY

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110302147

This disclosure describes systems and methods for identifying and correcting anomalies in web graphs. A web graph is transformed into a sequence of tokens via a walk algorithm. The sequence is fingerprinted to form a set of shingles. The singles are compared to shingles for other web graphs in order to determine similarity between web graphs. Actions are then carried out to remove anomalous web graphs and modify parameters governing web mapping in order to decrease the likelihood of future anomalous web graphs being built.

CLOUD COMPUTING SYSTEM, METHOD FOR PROCESSING DOCUMENT, AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR SAME

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110299112

A front-end processing unit provided in a document processing system receives a request in relation to document processing from an image forming apparatus, and produces a divided job by dividing the document processing job into a unit capable of parallel processing in response to the received request details. The front-end processing unit determines an execution order for each of the divided jobs, and then stores the divided jobs in a plurality of queues. The back-end processing unit obtains a divided job from the queue according to the determined execution order of divided jobs, and executes document processing by executing the obtained divided job, and then returns the document processing result to the image forming apparatus.

MINIATURIZED PIEZOELECTRIC ACCELEROMETERS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110296918

The miniaturized piezoelectric accelerometer includes a support frame (102) having a cavity (104) and a seismic mass (108) supported by a plurality of suspension beams (110) extending from the support frame (102). Each of the suspension beams (110) has a piezoelectric thin film coated on a top surface thereof, with a pair of inter-digital electrodes (114) deposited on an upper surface of each piezoelectric thin film. The presence of acceleration excites bending and thus strain in the piezoelectric thin film, which in turn causes electrical signals to be generated over terminals of the electrodes (114). To collect constructively the output of the electrodes (114), one terminal of each of the electrodes (114) is routed to and electrically connected at a top surface (308) of the seismic mass (108).

TREATMENT FOR INTIMAL HYPERPLASIA AND RELATED CONDITIONS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301098

The present invention provides a method of prevention or treatment of intimal hyperplasia in blood vessel walls, the method comprising the step of administering a therapeutically effective amount of an inhibitor of C5a function to a mammal.

GAS BARRIER FILM, GAS BARRIER FILM MANUFACTURING METHOD, RESIN SUBSTRATE FOR ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE USING THE AFORESAID GAS BARRIER FILM, AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE USING THE AFOREMENTIONED GAS BARRIER FILM

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110300770

A gas barrier film comprising a resin substrate provided thereon at least one layer of a ceramic film, wherein the density ratio Y (=f/b) satisfies 1Y0.95 and the ceramic film has a residual stress being a compression stress of 0.01 MPa or more and 100 Mpa or less, wherein f is the density of the ceramic film and b is the density of a comparative ceramic film being formed by thermal oxidation or thermal nitridation of a metal as a mother material of the ceramic film so as to being the same composition ratio of the ceramic film.

ACID FUNCTIONALIZED GRADIENT BLOCK COPOLYMERS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301298

The present invention relates to a class of acid functionalized gradient block copolymers, processes for obtaining them and to their uses including but not limited to hair fixatives, toughening agents, and adhesives. Surprisingly, the applicants have discovered the aforementioned class of acid functionalized gradient block copolymers have advantageous properties and can find utility in a wide variety of application areas. These polymers are easily prepared by sequential monomer addition (i.e., one-pot synthesis) and the process does not require any post polymerization modification steps. The aforementioned polymers are derived from commonly utilized monomers. The use of common monomers provides both an economic advantage and an inherent safety advantage, e.g., the common monomers are considered biocompatible.

HYDROCARBON PRODUCTION ALLOCATION METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297370

Methods and systems are provided for allocating production among reservoir compartments by way of compositional and isotopic analyses. That is, where individual reservoir compartments contribute differing amounts of fluid to a commingled production stream, the methods herein determine the relative contribution of fluid volume from each reservoir compartment.

EPITAXIAL SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110300371

[Problem] An object of the present invention is to provide an epitaxial substrate and a method for producing the same capable of suppressing metal contamination and thereby reducing occurrence of white defects of a solid state imaging sensor by maintaining sufficient gettering capability during a device manufacturing process.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PARTICLES AND PATTERNED FILMS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110300293

A system including a mold having a fluoropolymer wherein the mold defines a plurality of cavities having a predetermined shape and a cross-sectional dimension less than about 100 micrometers; a roller; a surface in cooperation with the roller to form a nip point configured to receive the mold, wherein the nip point is further configured to receive a substantially liquid composition and accelerate entry of the substantially liquid composition into the cavity. A method of forming particles including applying a substantially liquid composition to a mold, wherein the mold comprises a fluoropolymer and defines a plurality of cavities each having a broadest cross-sectional dimension of less than about 100 micrometers; nipping the mold between a roller and a surface such that the substantially liquid composition enters the cavities of the mold; and hardening the substantially liquid composition in the cavities of the mold to form a particle within each cavity, wherein the particle has a size and shape that substantially mimics the size and shape of the cavity of the mold.

Wafer container with elasticity module

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297579

A wafer container, comprising: a container body, the container body having a plurality of slot portions on two opposite sidewalls of the interior of the container body for horizontally sustaining a plurality of wafers, each slot portion having a horizontal carrying portion, an opening being formed on one side of the container body for exporting and importing a plurality of wafers; and a door, said door having an inner surface and a outer surface, the inner surface being joined with the opening of the container body for protecting the plurality of wafers therein, the characteristic in that: an elasticity module is disposed on the inner wall of the rear end of the container body opposite to the opening, the elasticity module having a rectangular body and a convex portion bending toward the interior of the container body being respectively formed on two longer opposite sides of the rectangular body.

Assembly for Placing a Prosthetic Valve in a Duct in the Body

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301692

A prosthetic valve assembly can include a radially expandable stent. The stent can includea first expandable annular portion that is configured, in an expanded state, to bear against a wall of a native body lumen, a second expandable annular portion that is configured, in an expanded state, to bear against a wall of a native body lumen. The stent can also include a plurality of rods extending between the first annular portion and the second annular portion. The prosthetic valve assembly can further include an implantable prosthetic valve mounted to the stent such that the valve is between the first annular portion and the second annular portion. The prosthetic valve assembly is configured to be delivered by catheterization.

DENSE HIGH-SPEED SCINTILLATOR MATERIAL OF LOW AFTERGLOW

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297882

The invention relates to an inorganic scintillator material of formula Lu (2-y) Y (y-z-x) Ce x M z Si (1-v) M v O 5 , in which:

SWITCH RACK SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110299822

In one embodiment, the system comprises: (a) a chassis; (b) one or more cards mounted in the chassis, each card having a plurality of switch ports, the plurality of switch ports being aligned in one or more columns; (c) an aggregator mounted adjacent the chassis, the aggregator having a plurality of bays, each bay being aligned with a card in the chassis, at least one of the bays having a faceplate comprising at least first and second aggregator ports aligned in a column; (d) at least first and second hydras, wherein each hydra comprises at least (i) a first connector; (ii) a plurality of second connectors; (iii) a plurality of conductors, each conductor connecting the first connector to one of the second connectors, the plurality of conductors being bundled together to form a trunk portion from the first connector to a breakout point, the plurality of conductors being separated into breakout portions from the breakout point to the second connectors; (iv) wherein the trunk portion of the first cable is longer than that of the second cable; and (e) wherein the first connector of the first hydra is connected to the first aggregator port and the second connectors of the first hydra are connected to a first set of switch ports, and the first connector of the second hydra is connected to the second aggregator port and the second connectors of the second hydra are connected to a second set of switch ports, wherein the first set of switch ports are further away from the aggregator than the second set of switch ports.

Boat hull strake design

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297069

A system for increasing the buoyancy of a boat operating in the water and to reduce the wetted-surface-friction of the water against the hull of the boat. The system includes a multiple of strakes attached to the bottom side of the boat. The strakes are instrumental in creating a multitude of bubbles on which the hull of the boat will ride which increases the efficiency of the power of the motor or motors powering the boat. The strakes are arranged in series along the hull of the boat and can increase in size from the bow of the boat to the stern. The strakes are also increasing in depth from the bow of the boat to the stern. The strakes may be attached to the boat as a retro-fit or may be added when manufacturing the boat.

EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION CATALYST

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301025

An exhaust gas purification catalyst includes a catalytic layer containing a particle component A-1 and a particle component A-2 with different catalytic metal contents, each of which is composed of catalytic-metal-doped CeZr-based mixed oxide powder. The particle component A-1 having the lower catalytic metal content is supported on a particle component B composed of Zr-based-oxide-supported alumina powder, and the particle component A-2 having the higher catalytic metal content is supported on a particle component C composed of CeZr-based mixed oxide powder in which catalytic metal is not solid-dissolved.

Silicone Gel Seal And Method For Its Preparation And Use

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110300766

A form stable gel may be used to make a seal between substrates to minimize air and moisture penetration. The form stable gel is useful in construction industry applications such as sealing window frame members, sealing retrofit and replacement windows, as well as indoor applications such as sealing bathtubs, sinks and shower surrounds. The form stable gel is also useful for sealing applications in boat hulls.

Pulsator device for washing machines and washing machine having the same

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110296876

A pulsator device in which a second pulsator performs different movements according to rotating directions of a first pulsator so as to reduce water consumption and improve washing performance.

SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297963

A silicon carbide semiconductor device is provided that includes a semiconductor layer made of silicon carbide and having a surface with a trench having a sidewall formed of a crystal plane tilted at an angle in a range of not less than 50 and not more than 65 relative to the {0001} plane, and an insulating film formed to contact the sidewall of the trench. A maximum value of the nitrogen concentration in a region within 10 nm from the interface between the sidewall of the trench and the insulating film is not less than 110 21 cm 3 , and the semiconductor device has a channel direction in a range of 10 relative to the direction orthogonal to the 2110 direction in the sidewall of the trench. A method of manufacturing the silicon carbide semiconductor device is also provided.

SUPPORTING MULTIPLE MULTICAST TREES IN TRILL NETWORKS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110299527

Systems and techniques for supporting multiple multicast trees are described. Some embodiments provide a system that determines an internal multicast group identifier based on a source address, a multicast address, and a multicast tree identifier field associated with a multicast packet. The system can then forward the multicast packet based on the internal multicast group identifier. Specifically, the system can determine a first set of bits based on the source address and the multicast address of the multicast packet. The system can determine a second set of bits based on the multicast tree identifier field of the multicast packet. Next, the system can combine the first set of bits and the second set of bits to obtain the internal multicast group identifier. In some embodiments, the scope of an internal virtual network identifier does not extend beyond a switch or a forwarding module within a switch.

CLOSURE FOR CONTAINER

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297689

The present invention is a closure for a container that includes a cover plate and a sip hole configured within the cover plate and adapted on a dispensing opening configured in the top end portion of the container. The closure further includes a reclosable lid that is hinged to the cover plate for enabling a pivotal motion of the reclosable lid. A second embodiment of the invention includes a closure with a back surface that accommodates a variety of container top and container top edge dimensions that are utilized to hold a variety of beverages, with a raised perimeter, a releasable tab, a top surface, a pair of raised notches and a pair of two receiving notches. The second embodiment also includes a dispersing aperture and an aperture filling protrusion disposed on the top surface.

APPLICATION OF OPEN AND/OR SHORT STRUCTURES TO BISECT DE-EMBEDDING

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298476

Application of open and short structures may result in improved accuracy in determination of ABCD parameters of a substantially symmetric THRU for purposes of bisect de-embedding. Either one or both of the open and/or short techniques may be used to improve results of an ABCD optimization algorithm. Bisect de-embedding may then be performed to determine the ABCD parameters of a device under test based on the ABCD parameters of the substantially symmetric THRU and measured s-parameters of the substantially symmetric THRU and the embedded device under test.

BOUNDARY BREAKER PAINT, COATINGS AND ADHESIVES

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301277

A composition comprising a fluid, and a material dispersed in the fluid, the material made up of particles having a complex three dimensional surface area such as a sharp blade-like surface, the particles having an aspect ratio larger than 0.7 for promoting kinetic boundary layer mixing in a non-linear-viscosity zone. The composition may further include an additive dispersed in the fluid. The fluid may be a polymer material. A method of moving the fluid to disperse the material within the fluid wherein the material migrates to a boundary layer of the fluid to promote kinetic mixing of the additives within the fluid, the kinetic mixing taking place in a non-linear viscosity zone.

CLEAR INK COMPOSITION

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110300298

There is provided a clear ink composition containing a water-insoluble alkanediol having at least seven carbon atoms, a water-soluble alcohol that functions as a dissolution aid for dissolving the water-insoluble alkanediol, water, a fine polymer particle at least containing polyolefin, and a fluorene resin. A colorant is not used.

METHOD FOR RECYCLING SILICON

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110300047

A method for recycling silicon, comprises a filtrating step, providing a siliceous mortar containing silicon carbide, silicon and a buffer, and further filtering out the buffer form the siliceous mortar to obtain a siliceous slurry; a removing step, heating the siliceous slurry till the buffer has evaporated to obtain a mixture of silicon and silicon carbide; a stirring step, placing the mixture of silicon and silicon carbide in a liquid-substrate followed by stirring and incubating for a while to obtain a sedimentation of the mixture of silicon and silicon carbide and a suspension containing the liquid-substrate and silicon; and a purifying step, filter off the liquid-substrate in the suspension, and silicon powders are obtained.

Multiple punch unit for punch presses

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110296969

A multiple punch apparatus for punch presses having a provision for preventing undesired damage to a work-piece includes a housing having a plurality of separate punches that include at least one inactive punch and one active punch, each inactive punch being supported in an elevated position by retention magnet means having flux lines oriented to extend into at least each inactive punch when the active punch is in a position in which it is driven into engagement with a work-piece, whereby each inactive punch is magnetically supported to prevent any unintended contact with the work-piece.