Total 6109 patents for "2011-12-08"


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297812

A turbomachine foot unit with a plurality of feet is provided. The plurality of feet is fastened to a turbomachine. The turbomachine stands upright on a horizontal base. The turbomachine foot includes fastening devices for fastening the feet to the base. At least one of the feet is mounted in a horizontally moveable manner relative to one of the fastening devices fastening the foot to the base.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297640

A motheye mold fabrication method of an embodiment of the present invention includes: (a) anodizing a surface of an aluminum film or aluminum base via an electrode that is in contact with the surface, thereby forming a porous alumina layer which has a plurality of very small recessed portions; (b) after step (a), allowing the porous alumina layer to be in contact with an etchant, thereby enlarging the plurality of very small recessed portions of the porous alumina layer; and (c) after step (b), further anodizing the surface via the electrode to grow the plurality of very small recessed portions. In at least one example embodiment, step (b) is performed in such a controlled state that part of the electrode which is in contact with the surface in the etchant would not be exposed to the etchant. Thus, production of a defect due to nonuniform corrosion can be prevented.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301860

Disclosed herein in various embodiments are systems and methods for categorizing biological fluids obtained from subjects into one or more disease or treatment categories. Embodiments of the systems and methods may transform easily obtainable body fluids such as blood, plasma, spinal fluid, and other fluids into signature differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) thermograms that may be used to distinguish a positive or negative correlation with a specific inflammatory disease, such as an autoimmune disease. Also disclosed are methods of detecting, diagnosing, and/or monitoring an inflammatory disease in a subject.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298341

An enclosure of an electronic device includes a plate. The plate defines a number of through holes with a number of shields. Each shield includes a tab apart from the plate. At least two spaced connection pieces connect the tab to a corresponding through hole in such a way that the tab is substantially aligned with and spaced from the corresponding through hole.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298304

A percutaneous cable includes a cable body having a first end and second end, the cable body including a sheath adapted to traverse a patient's skin. The cable includes a plurality of conductors disposed within the cable body configured to transmit power and control data between a system controller and two implantable pumps. The cable includes a first connector disposed at the first end of the cable body and coupled to the plurality of conductors, the first connector configured to connect the cable body to the system controller. The cable includes a second connector disposed at the second end of the cable body, the second connector comprising a first set of contacts and a second set of contacts.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301783

Systems and methods for inertially controlling a hovering unmanned aerial vehicle (HUAV) are provided. One inertial controller includes a frame and a sensor for detecting a change in an orientation and/or motion of the frame with respect to a predetermined neutral position. The inertial controller also includes a processor for generating commands to the HUAV to modify its current orientation and/or motion in accordance with the change. A system includes the above inertial controller and a sensor for determining a second change for an orientation and/or motion for the HUAV based on the change, and a processor for generating a signal commanding an HUAV control system to orient and/or move the HUAV in accordance with the second change. One method includes detecting a change in an orientation and/or motion of an inertial controller frame and commanding the HUAV to modify its current orientation and/or motion in accordance with the change.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298803

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor including a controller to receive a broadcast of media content comprising three-dimensional image content for presentation on a display device operably coupled with the media processor, adjust the broadcast of the media content to comprise two-dimensional image content, and present the media content on a display device, wherein the controller adjusts the media content to comprise the two-dimensional image content during presentation of the broadcast of the media content on the display device. Other embodiments are disclosed.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298277

The invention relates to a method for securing the operation of a voltage-holding device (DMT) used for starting or restarting the heat engine of a vehicle, said device being electrically connected by a multiplex network (12) to an electric machine (10) and to a monitoring computer (4). According to the invention, the DMT can be activated only if it has previously received an activation authorisation message (16, 18), which can be a starting or restarting (16) message, sent by said computer (14) to said electric machine (10) and to said voltage holding device (DMT), or a message (18) transmitted by said electric machine (10) indicating it is about to restart the heat engine.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301219

The present invention concerns methods and reagents useful in modulating gene expression in a variety of applications, including use in therapeutic, diagnostic, target validation, and genomic discovery applications. Specifically, the invention relates to synthetic chemically modified small nucleic acid molecules, such as short interfering nucleic acid (siNA), short interfering RNA (siRNA), double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), micro-RNA (miRNA), and short hairpin RNA (shRNA) molecules capable of mediating RNA interference (RNAi) against target nucleic acid sequences. The small nucleic acid molecules are useful in the treatment of any disease or condition that responds to modulation of gene expression or activity in a cell, tissue, or organism.

Non-Volatile Memory Having 3d Array of Read/Write Elements with Efficient Decoding of Vertical Bit Lines and Word Lines

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110299314

A three-dimensional array of memory elements is formed across multiple layers of planes positioned at different distances above a semiconductor substrate. The memory elements reversibly change a level of electrical conductance in response to a voltage difference being applied across them. The three-dimensional array includes a two-dimensional array of pillar lines from the substrate through the multiple layers of planes. A first set of pillar lines acts as local bit lines for accessing the memory elements together with an array of word lines on each plane. A second set of pillar lines is connected to the word lines. An array of metal lines on the substrate is switchable connected to the pillar lines to provide access to the first and second sets of pillar lines, thereby to provide access respectively to the bit lines and word lines of the three-dimensional array.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297144

In the active type textile based air heater solar collector, as solar energy absorber plate a black single layered homogenous non woven textile surface (fabric) has been used instead of black metallic, ceramic, plastic or composite plates, nets, mats, woven or knitted fabrics and passing of the air to be heated through this textile surface has been achieved. The movement of the air in the collector and the transportation to the space to be heated or drying medium is provided by a fan which is connected to output or input side of the collector. It is also possible to connect two fans both input and output sides of the collector.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110300485

Provided is a pattern-forming method including, in the following order: (1) a process of forming a film with an actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition comprising a resin which contains an acid-decomposable repeating unit and is capable of decreasing the solubility in an organic solvent by the action of an acid; (2) a process of exposing the film with an electron beam or an EUV ray; and (4) a process of developing the film with a developer containing an organic solvent.

Seamless Switching Between Graphics Controllers

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298812

A system and method for resolving the blank screen issue when switching between graphics processing units. The system and method provide a graphics adapter LCD timing controller (Tcon) with a frame buffer specifically dedicated to storing previously presented screen data for use when switching graphic processing units. The system further includes a protocol comparator unit within a serial-to-parallel converter and a memory controller coupled to the protocol comparator.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110300158

The invention relates to improved variants of the anti-serum albumin immunoglobulin single variable domain DOM7h-14, as well as ligands and drug conjugates comprising such variants, compositions, nucleic acids, vectors and hosts.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298190

The present application is directed to a device for transporting users having an injured leg across a surface and a method of adjusting the device. An embodiment of the device includes a frame, at least two wheel assemblies, and a support for supporting the knee of the injured leg of the user. The frame may have a top portion and at least two legs. The wheel assemblies may be operatively connected to the legs of the frame. The support may be at least partially supported by the top portion of the frame. The device may include an anti-rotation arrangement that increases the resistance to the rotation of a wheel of at least one of the wheel assemblies to assist alignment of the device with a forward direction when a force is applied by the non-injured leg of the user in a direction that is parallel to the forward direction.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110296929

A high-accuracy load measuring apparatus capable of enlarging a measurement range includes a loading section provided at one end of a long and narrow beam. A support supports the beam at a side closer to the other end of the beam than the loading section. A displacement sensor includes a capacitive sensor and is provided to measure a displacement of the loading section. The beam includes a pair of long and narrow plate-like legs arranged in parallel while being spaced apart in a thickness direction and a connecting portion connecting ends of the plate-like legs at a side of the loading section. The beam is supported on the support to have a changeable length between a supported position by the support and the loading section. Each plate-like leg includes a slot, which is a long and narrow hole formed along a length direction in a widthwise central part.

Versatile video interpretation, visualization, and management system

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301447

A process and device for detecting colon cancer by classifying and annotating clinical features in video data containing colonoscopic features by applying a probabilistic analysis to intra-frame and inter-frame relationships between colonoscopic features in spatially and temporally neighboring portions of video frames, and classifying and annotating as clinical features any of the colonoscopic features that satisfy the probabilistic analysis as clinical features. Preferably the probabilistic analysis is Hidden Markove Model analysis, and the process is carried out by a computer trained using semi supervised learning from labeled and unlabeled examples of clinical features in video containing colonoscopic features.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297020

To provide a screen printer and a screen printing method that can assure a required degree of accuracy of print position when a type of work requiring a high degree of positional accuracy is taken as a target.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301712

An implant for a spinal column and a method for inserting the same into a patient is disclosed. The implant includes an elongated body positionable in a spinal disc space. The body comprises a first body member and a second body member that each include at least one wedge extending into an interior cavity. A front bracket is connected with a leading portion of the first and second body members and a rear bracket connected with a trailing portion of said first and second body members. The brackets allow the first and second body members to move between an expanded state and an unexpanded state. An expansion component is positioned within the interior cavity when the implant is in an expanded state and the implant is then positioned in an unexpanded state. The expansion component includes at least one inverted wedge in engagement with the wedge of the first and second body members. The inverted wedge is operable to cause the first and second body members to expand way from one another to the expanded state. A bone graft member is then inserted into the interior cavity defined by the first and second body members.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110300882

A circuit includes a package substrate that supports an on-chip gyrating circuit that generates a motion parameter based on motion of the circuit. The package substrate further supports a die that supports a processing module that processes the motion parameter to produce motion data, wherein the processing module further generates a receive control signal and a transmit control signal in accordance with the motion data. The die further supports a wireless local area network transceiver that generates an outbound RF signal that includes outbound data and that generates voice inbound data from an inbound RF signal, wherein the wireless local area network transceiver is further operable to adjust a receive parameter based on the receive control signal and to adjust a transmit parameter in response to the transmit control signal.

System and Method for Context Sensitive Mobile Data and Software Update

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110302571

Change management for a mobile data system having a mobile client device that shares data with multiple enterprise data sources involves receiving a communication from the mobile client device, wherein the client request is received at an application server and includes metadata that identifies one or more applications installed at the mobile client device, determining if an update package is available for the installed application, and updating the mobile client device and downloading the update package to the mobile client device.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298584

Disclosed embodiments relate to a method for opening a cash safe secured with a circuit. For example, the method may comprise receiving a key by a circuit connected to a locking mechanism for securing a cash safe closed and retrieving, by the circuit, a stored key. The method may further comprise comparing, by the circuit, the received key to the stored key, determining, by the circuit, whether to release the cash safe based on the comparison, and sending, by the circuit, a signal to release the locking mechanism securing the cash safe closed if determined to release the cash safe.

Semiconductor Device and Method of Forming Thermally Conductive Layer Between Semiconductor Die and Build-Up Interconnect Structure

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298110

A semiconductor device has a thermally conductive layer with a plurality of openings formed over a temporary carrier. The thermally conductive layer includes electrically non-conductive material. A semiconductor die has a plurality of bumps formed over contact pads on the die. The semiconductor die is mounted over the thermally conductive layer so that the bumps are disposed at least partially within the openings in the thermally conductive layer. An encapsulant is deposited over the die and thermally conductive layer. The temporary carrier is removed to expose the bumps. A first interconnect structure is formed over the encapsulant, semiconductor die, and bumps. The bumps are electrically connected to the first interconnect structure. A heat sink or shielding layer can be formed over the semiconductor die. A second interconnect structure can be formed over the encapsulant and electrically connected to the first interconnect structure through conductive vias formed in the encapsulant.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298860

An image forming device includes a recording head, a first pair of conveying rollers, a second pair of conveying rollers, and a conveyance controller. The conveyance controller controls the first and second pairs of conveying rollers to halt a conveying operation of the recording medium when a trailing edge of the recording medium has moved to or exceeded a position downstream from the nip position of the first pair of conveying rollers by a first prescribed distance during a first prescribed period of time running from a time instant when the trailing edge of the recording medium has passed through the nip position of the first pair of the conveying rollers.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297013

The present invention relates to a portable vacuumable juicer that comprises of juice-extracting members (11,12) and juice-collecting receptacle member (13) having a juice-dispensing spout (14), that are characterized in that all the mentioned elements are air-tightly fitted to each other by a sealing means (15) preferably in a form of an O-ring, allowing said receptacle member (13) to be vacuumized by a vacuumizing means (16) that is preferably a detachable vacuum or air suction pump (16 a ) that engages and communicates with a valve means (17), preferably a one-way check valve (19), that is air-tightly fitted into the spout (14).


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110302076

A computer-based method of monitoring for and reporting of a lien distress event relatable to a lien against a property includes the steps of extracting loan data from a client loan portfolio, defining the lien distress event relatable to the loan data by using one or more lien distress event criterion, detecting an occurrence of the lien distress event iteratively, and notifying a client of the occurrence of the lien distress event.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110302441

One embodiment is a computer that includes a controller and a battery with a fuel gauge. The fuel gauge reports voltage and current input to charge the battery while the computer is in an off-state. The controller receives information about the voltage and current input to charge the battery from the fuel gauge and uses the information to calculate power being input to the computer while the computer is in an on-state.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110296689

A method of assembling a refrigerator including providing a main body having a storage chamber, providing a door having a door liner on one side of the door, providing a seating member, providing an ice maker for making ice, attaching the ice maker to the seating member, attaching the seating member to the door liner, providing an ice bank for storing ice, attaching the ice bank to the seating member below the ice maker, and rotatably attaching the door to the main body.


Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297179

A hair clip includes a main body provided with plural holes, which can be respectively inserted by a small bunch of hair so that a user is able to make a great diversity of hair styles, advancing practicality a lot.

Mixed Polycycloaliphatic Amines (MPCA) And MPCA Alkylates

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301318

Mixed polycycloaliphatic amines (MPCA) and alkylates thereof (MPCA alkylates), methods for making mixed polycycloaliphatic MPCA amines and MPCA alkylates thereof, as well as polymeric compositions, such as spray-applied polyurea coating compositions, comprising said mixed amines MPCA and MPCA alkylates thereof are described herein. In one embodiment, the polymeric composition comprises an isocyanate component, and a resin component comprising an organic compound having the following Formula I: