Total 6109 patents for "2011-12-08"

HOLDER FOR IMPLANTATION AND EXTRACTION OF PROSTHESIS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301612

Disclosed is an implant holder for an implant device comprising a locking mechanism that in a first position causes a clamp coupled to an implant device to lock such that the clamp cannot be decoupled from the implant device, and in a second position causes the clamp to unlock the implant device such that the clamp remains coupled to the implant device in the absence of a sufficient decoupling force but is decoupled from the implant device in the presence of a sufficient decoupling force. Also disclosed are methods of implanting an implant device using an implant holder by coupling the implant device to the implant holder, locking the implant device and the implant holder, emplacing the implant device utilizing the implant holder, unlocking the implant device and the implant holder such that the implant device is still coupled to the implant holder but can be decoupled with sufficient force.

Method and Apparatus Pertaining to Interlaced Amplitude Pulsing Using a Hard-Tube Type Pulse Generator

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298299

These various embodiments serve to facilitate interlaced amplitude pulsing using a hard-tube type pulse generator having at least one energy-storage unit each comprising at least one energy-storing capacitor. Generally speaking, this comprises controlling an amount of energy withdrawn from the energy-storage unit and provided to an output load to form productive electric pulses by controlling at least one of: (1) energy replenishment; and (2) non-productive energy withdrawal of the energy-storage unit, to thereby achieve a series of productive interlaced amplitude electric pulses.

INTEGRALLY FORMED SINGLE PIECE LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LIGHT WIRE AND USES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297970

An integrally formed single piece light emitting diode (LED) light wire that provides a smooth, uniform lighting effect from all directions of the LED light wire. The integrally formed single piece LED light wire includes a support substrate, a conductive base formed on the support substrate, the conductive bus comprising a plurality of conductive bus elements, at least one conductive segment arranged between the plurality of conductive bus elements, the at least one conductive segment comprising at least one LED. The integrally formed single piece LED light wire may include built-in sensors/detectors and/or a plurality of LED modules with individually controlled LEDs via microprocessors. The integrally formed single piece LED light wire may also include an interlocking alignment system which permits the coupling of at least two LED light wires. Further, a plurality of the integrally formed single piece LED light wires may create a lighting panel.

SCHEDULING METHOD WITH POWER SAVINGS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110299445

The present invention relates to a scheduling method in a multi-user communication system. Said method categorises packets from different users as urgent packets and non-urgent packets, assigns to urgent packets the transmission resources for obtaining the best link qualities by giving preference to the most urgent packets, assigns to non-urgent packets the remaining resources, and transmits each non-urgent packet with a transmission power lower than that which would be necessary for transmitting it with a maximum spectral efficiency, in view of the quality of service required on the link.

EMAT FOR INSPECTING THICK-SECTION WELDS AND WELD OVERLAYS DURING THE WELDING PROCESS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110296922

The invention relates to a method and system for monitoring the integrity of thick section welds during the welding process with electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMAT). Using induction coils in properly arranged and oriented magnetic fields, EMATs can generate shear horizontally polarized (SH) skimming waves in the base metal adjacent to the weld. A through transmission method is adopted where by a transmitting EMAT is used to generate SH skimming waves on side of the weld while a receiving EMAT is used to sense and assess the ultrasonic signal acquired by a receiver EMAT on the other side of the weld there by indicating the quality of the most recent weld layer applied by the welder.

Throttle Valve

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297858

A throttle valve comprises a valve body (1) provided with a flow passage (13) and a mounting hole (14), a valve core movably inserted inside the mounting hole (14) and a driving mechanism for the valve core disposed out of the valve body (1) and connected with the valve body (1); the driving mechanism directly drives the valve core to slide axially, said driving mechanism includes a valve seat (2) with a cavity (21) inside, a coil (3) disposed in said cavity (21), a magnetic element (4) surrounded by said coil (3), which can be driven to slide relatively to said coil (3) by the electromagnetic force, an iron core (5) connected with said valve core and said magnetic element (4), and an elastic part acting on said valve core. The damping force of the elastic part to said valve core resists the electromagnetic force of said coil (3) to said magnetic element (4). The throttle valve of the present invention has simple structure, low cost and light weight

METAL TUBE WITH POROUS METAL LINER

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297269

A metal tube having an inner wall coated with a metal foam liner. The metal tube has an outer diameter of between 2 mm and 75 mm, a length of between 10 mm and 1000 mm, and a wall thickness of between 0.2 mm and 2 mm. The metal foam liner has a thickness of between 0.1 mm and 10 mm, a permeability of between 10 13 m 2 and 10 8 m 2 , a capillarity radius of between 5 m and 1 mm and a thermo-conductivity of between 1 W/mK and 50 W/mK. Also, a method to obtain a metal tube which inner wall is metallurgically bonded in thermo-conduction with a metal foam liner, a method to obtain a metal tube with a heterogeneous metal foam liner, and a method to obtain a tubular metal foam liner 10 a from a sheet of metal foam.

CAPSULE FOR PREPARING A DRINK

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297005

The invention relates to a capsule for preparing a drink, for example coffee, comprising a hollow element (1,1 a, 1 b ) for containing a dose, for example of ground coffee. Said hollow element (1,1 a, 1 b ) has a lateral wall (2, 2 a, 2 b ), an upper face (3) and a lower face (4), the lower part of said lateral wall (2, 2 a, 2 b ) extending in such a way as to create a rim (6, 3 a, 3 b ) oriented along a plane cutting the lateral wall (2, 2 a, 2 b ). The invention is characterised in that the thickness of the upper face (3) and/or the lateral wall (2, 2 a, 2 b ) and/or the rim (6, 3 a, 3 b ) is variable.

AUDIO SIGNAL ADJUSTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110299705

An audio signal adjusting method is disclosed, which comprises steps of: determining an environment noise level; calculating a ratio between an environment noise level and an output audio signal level to form a measuring value; comparing the measuring value with a predetermined threshold as an audio comfort value; and determining whether or not to adjust an audio signal parameter according to the comparison result. If the comparison result is incorrect, then the audio signal parameter is adjusted, and the output audio signal should be outputted according to the adjusted audio signal parameter. The audio signal adjusting method can satisfy the different user needs on different environment types.

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN DEVICE AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298532

The disclosed integrated circuit includes a first and a second power supply wirings, a flip-flop circuit, and a switch element. The first and the second power supply wirings are connected to the common power supplies. The flip-flop circuit is required to hold the stored data even when the voltage supply from the power supplies to the integrated circuit is stopped. The flip-flop circuit is connected to the first power supply wiring. The switch element is a transistor, for example, and switches whether or not the voltage is supplied from the power supplies. The switch element is provided on the second power supply wiring.

INTEGRATED CIRCUITS HAVING DUMMY GATE ELECTRODES AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298059

An integrated circuit includes at least one first gate electrode of at least one active transistor. At least one first dummy gate electrode is disposed adjacent to a first side edge of the at least one first gate electrode. At least one second dummy gate electrode is disposed adjacent to a second side edge of the at least one first gate electrode. The second side edge is opposite to the first side edge. At least one guard ring is disposed around the at least one first gate electrode, the at least one first dummy gate electrode, and the at least one second dummy gate electrode. An ion implantation layer of the at least one guard ring substantially touches at least one of the at least one first dummy gate electrode and the at least one second dummy gate electrode.

HANDHELD DEVICE AND KIOSK SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED COMPILING AND GENERATING ITEM LIST INFORMATION

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110302059

A portable handheld electronic device is in communication with a stationary kiosk device. The portable device provides automated compiling and categorizing of items and generating of categorized item lists in accordance with user-defined preferences including user-defined categories, and includes a memory for storing the assortment data, and categorizing means adapted for assigning respective predetermined and/or user-selected categories to the assortment data. Generating means compile and synchronize selected categories, and generate the item list relative to one or more user-selected categories that is further displayed and printed at request of the user. A signal receiving circuit of the kiosk device communicates with a signal generating circuit of the portable device and generates received categorized item list data in accordance with a received item list signal, and a human user interface generates a human readable display representative of the categorized item list information in accordance with the received categorized item list data.

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE, SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298022

A solid-state image pickup device and method for manufacturing the same. The solid-state image pickup device includes a substrate, a first charge accumulation region formed within the substrate, a first impurity region formed within the substrate and located above the charge accumulation region, and a gate electrode disposed on a surface of the substrate which is closer to the first impurity region. Further, a portion of the first impurity region and the charge accumulation region extend underneath a portion of the gate electrode, and edges of the charge accumulation region and first impurity region which lie underneath the gate electrode are in registry with each other.

Component Having a Film Cooling Hole

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110300000

Conventionally coated components with film cooling holes are known, comprising a diffuser, extending through the layers into the substrate. According to the invention, the component is embodied such that the whole diffuser is largely arranged in the layer.

BOARD LEVEL ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) SHIELDS WITH THROUGH HOLE LATCHING MECHANISMS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110299262

Disclosed herein are exemplary embodiments of EMI shielding apparatus (e.g., one-piece shields, multi-piece shields, frames, etc.) having one or more latching members insertable into openings or holes in a substrate (e.g., printed circuit board, etc.) and engagable to the substrate. The engagement of the latching members with the substrate mechanically attaches the EMI shielding apparatus to the substrate.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110300672

To provide a semiconductor device with improved reliability. The semiconductor device includes a wiring board, a microcomputer chip flip-chip bonded over the wiring board via gold bumps, a first memory chip laminated over the microcomputer chip, wires for coupling the first memory chip to the wiring board, an underfill material with which a flip-chip coupling portion of the microcomputer chip is filled, and a sealing member for sealing the microcomputer chip and the first memory chip with resin. Further, the corner of a second opening portion of a solder resist film of the wiring board corresponding to the corner of the chip on the air vent side in charging the underfill material is made close to the microcomputer chip, which can improve the wettability and spread of the underfill material at the second opening portion, thus reducing the exposure of leads to the second opening portion, thereby improving the reliability of the semiconductor device.

PROTEASOME INHIBITORS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301124

The present invention provides novel compounds useful as proteasome inhibitors. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds of the invention and methods of using the compositions in the treatment of various diseases.

Compression Device with Improved Moisture Evaporation

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301517

A circumferential compression sleeve has bladder openings extending through a bladder, making the sleeve generally breathable and comfortable for the wearer. The openings include at least about 4% of a total surface area of the bladder.

SCREW PROPELLER (VARIANTS) AND THE INVOLUTE OF THE BLADES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110299991

The invention relates to a screw propeller and its variants for converting mechanical energy in a fluid medium, and can be used in the form of water and air screws for engines and propulsers, making it possible to simplify the production method of propeller blades, to reduce the dimensions and material consumption of propeller blades, and to simultaneously increase a thrust produced thereby without decreasing the strength and efficiency thereof. The inventive propeller comprises at least two scimitar-shaped blades whose basic sections are fixed to the hub of a driven shaft. The basic section of each blade is straight and scimitar in shape, wherein the front edge of the blade is bent backwards in relation to the direction and plane of rotation and gradually transforms into the inverse, scimitar-shaped end section. Moreover, the front edge of the blade is forwardly bent in relation to the direction and plane of rotation. The blades are arranged along the propeller axis and fastened by means of the end sections in such a way that an axially symmetric figure is formed. The involute of all the blades of the propeller is shaped in the form of a single integral flat figure provided with one or more holes (5) corresponding to the coupling size of the hub of a driven shaft.

FLAT PANEL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297941

A flat panel display device having increased capacitance and a method of manufacturing the flat panel display device are provided. A flat panel display device includes: a plurality of pixel areas, each located at a crossing region of a gate line, a data line, and a common voltage line; a thin film transistor (TFT) located at a region where the gate line and the data line cross each other, the TFT including a gate electrode, a source electrode, and a drain electrode; and a storage capacitor located at a region where the common voltage line and the drain electrode cross each other, the storage capacitor including first, second, and a third storage electrodes.

Electrical Multi-Layered Component and Circuit Arrangement Comprising the Same

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110299220

An electrical multi-layered component includes a monolithic base member that has a plurality of ceramic layers and electrode layers disposed one on top of the other in alternating fashion. The base member includes two end surfaces opposite to one another and two side surfaces opposite to one another. The multi-layered component includes a plurality of external electrodes and a plurality of internal electrodes (designed into the electrode layers. The internal electrodes at least partially overlap and form overlap areas. Each internal electrode is associated with a respective external electrode. At least one first internal electrode extending from an end surface overlaps with at least one second internal electrode (8) extending from an opposite end surface. At least a third internal electrode extends from an end surface. The third internal electrode overlapping with the first and the second internal electrode

Recording Medium Containing Supplementary Service Information For Audio/Video Contents, and Method and Apparatus of Providing Supplementary Service Information of the Recording Medium

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110299828

The present invention relates to method and apparatus of providing supplementary service information for A/V contents written in a recording medium. This method has a recording medium containing Presentation Language data, which have to be included like as in a digital television signal for supplementary service information in accordance with Advanced TV Enhancement Forum or Digital TV Application Software Environment standard, and reproduces, if a disk reproduction is requested, the Presentation Language data as well as requested A/V data and provides them for a connected external device such as a digital television. As a result, various video information and functions provided with Presentation Language data by a recording medium can be realized at a digital television set being able to accept Presentation Language data.

FORMATION OF THERMOELECTRIC ELEMENTS BY NET SHAPE SINTERING

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297203

Practices are described for preparing fine-grain, stress-tolerant, brittle, doped semiconductor thermoelectric elements better suited to withstand thermal and mechanical loads without cracking or fracture. Preparation entails net shape powder processing of substantially isotropic thermoelectric compounds such as skutterudites under conditions which promote reduction of the largest grain sizes in a grain size distribution. Nearly three-fold improvements in fracture strength over conventionally-processed thermoelectric elements are observed. The net shape powder processing is adapted for the ready incorporation of the net shape thermoelectric elements into a thermoelectric device.

ELECTRO-OPTIC REARVIEW MIRROR ELEMENT WITH FILL PORT FILTER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRO-OPTIC REARVIEW MIRROR ELEMENT

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110299170

A variable reflectance rearview mirror reflective element assembly includes a front substrate having a first surface and a second surface, and a rear substrate having a third surface and a fourth surface, with the third surface having a conductive coating disposed thereat. A perimeter seal is disposed between and spaces apart the front and rear substrates and forms an interpane cavity therebetween. The perimeter seal has a gap between terminal ends thereof to provide a fill port for the mirror reflective element assembly when the front and rear substrates are mated together. A filter element is disposed at the fill port at least during a cavity filling process, and the filter element allows an electro-optic medium to flow therethrough during the cavity filling process and limits passage of debris, contaminants and/or particles to limit intrusion of debris, contaminants and/or particles into the interpane cavity during the cavity filling process.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110298883

An image forming apparatus includes a photoconductor, a charger to charge the photoconductor, a multi-beam scanning unit, a development unit, and a transfer unit. The multi-beam scanning unit includes a vertical cavity surface emitting laser as a light source having light emitting elements arrayed in main and sub-scanning directions by setting an interval between light emitting elements adjacently disposed at a center portion of the scanning unit in the sub-scanning direction narrower than an interval between other light emitting elements adjacently disposed at other portions of the scanning unit in the sub-scanning direction, a deflecting element to deflect light emitted from the light emitting elements to scan the surface of photoconductor by an interlace scan, and a light intensity adjustment unit to adjust light intensity of the light emitting elements adjacently disposed at the center portion relative to a light intensity of other light emitting elements adjacently disposed at other portions.

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT HEATING TO EFFECT IN-SITU ANNEALING

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110299317

In a system having a memory device, an event is detected during system operation. The memory device is heated to reverse use-incurred degradation of the memory device in response to detecting the event. In another system, the memory device is heated to reverse use-incurred degradation concurrently with execution of a data access operation within another memory device of the system. In another system having a memory controller coupled to first and second memory devices, data is evacuated from the first memory device to the second memory device in response to determining that a maintenance operation is needed within the first memory device.

Stabilized polypeptide compositions

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301331

The invention is based, at least in part, on the development of stabilized binding molecules that consist of or comprise a stabilized scFv and methods for making such stabilized molecules.

PARAMETER SETTING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110301719

To collectively set multi-CPU parameters included in a project of each CPU having a multi-CPU relationship, a parameter setting device includes: unit configuration information used for managing, for each PLC, unit information in which a CPU and a project allocated to the CPU are associated with each other; a unit-configuration analyzing unit that extracts a list of unit information on CPUs provided in a same PLC that includes a CPU specified by a user from the unit configuration information; and a parameter writing unit that acquires each project of CPUs provided in a same PLC that includes the CPU based on the extracted list of unit information when a parameter of a project of the specified CPU is set, and sets a setting content, which is same as a setting content regarding a project of the specified CPU, to each of the acquired projects.

STAND FOR A SURGICAL MICROSCOPE WITH A PARALLELOGRAM SUPPORT DRIVEN BY AN ENERGY STORING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110297800

A stand for a surgical microscope is suggested that is provided with vertical and horizontal supports; articulation units; and a displacement unit that is attached to one of the articulation units. At least one pivot support is provided and encompassed by the displacement unit. A displacer is provided at the pivot support. The pivot support has a pivotable parallelogram support that is provided with a spring or a gas damper as energy storing device that interconnects and supports movement of the movable parts in the interior of the parallelogram support assisting with a stored force in a displacement movement. A holding arm is attached to the pivotable parallelogram support and simultaneously serves for displacing the optics carrier in the X direction.

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING AND TREATING CANCER AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES RELATED TO BECLIN-1

Pub Date: 2011-12-08

Pub Number: US20110300559

The present invention relates to antibodies specific for human Beclin-1 protein phosphorylated at position Thr 119 and uses thereof. In particular, these antibodies are useful in diagnosing diseases associated with impaired autophagy including cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. The invention further relates to human Beclin-1 mutated at position 119 with a phospho-mimicking residue and uses thereof for treating cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.