Total 6628 patents for "2011-12-29"

Automated Generation of Markov Chains for Use in Information Technology

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110320228

Disclosed are methods and systems to automatically generate a model for pro-active rather than reactive enterprise systems management. In one embodiment, a Markov Chain model is constructed from a Configuration Management Database (CMDB), Service Impact models, event logs and system logs. The model can then be maintained and automatically updated or regenerated based on changing conditions and attributes of configuration items (CIs) being modeled. As part of model generations probabilities associated with potential state transitions of CIs can be calculated. The model can then be used to predict anticipated availability of a corporate enterprise or specific portions of a corporate information technology (IT) environment. In another embodiment, a model can be used to perform what-if scenarios to assist in planning or deferring change requests for the corporate IT environment.

PRINTING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR PRINTING APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110317207

A printing apparatus includes an input unit configured to input a print job, a print unit configured to perform print processing onto a print medium based on the print job input by the input unit, a receiving unit configured to receive a request for shutting off power supply of the printing apparatus, an execution unit configured to execute processing for shifting to a state where power supply of the print unit can be shut off, in response to the fact that the request has been received by the receiving unit, and a control unit configured to perform control, if a request for shutting off a power supply of the printing apparatus is received by the receiving unit, to prevent the print processing based on the print job from being executed, and on the other hand, to permit execution of processing based on another job different from the print job.

AMINO ACID SEQUENCES TARGETING HUMAN CD4, CXCR4, CCR5, TLR4, ALPHAV INTEGRIN, BETA3-INTEGRIN, BETA1-INTEGRIN, HUMAN ALPHA2-INTEGRIN, CD81, SR-BI, CLAUDIN-1, CLAUDIN-6 AND CLAUDIN-9, RESPECTIVELY, AND NEUTRALIZING VIRAL ENTRY

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110318347

The present invention relates to amino acid sequences that are directed against (as defined herein) human cellular receptors for viruses and/or bacteria such as e.g. Nanobodies specifically recognizing hCD4, hCXCR4, hCCR5. hTLR4, human alphaV integrin, human beta3 integrin, human beta1 integrin, human alpha2 integrin, hCD81, hSR-B1, hClaudin-1, hClaudin-6 and hClaudin-9, as well as to compounds or constructs, and in particular proteins and polypeptides, that comprise or essentially consist of one or more such amino acid sequences. Said amino acid sequences may be used to prevent human cell entry of HIV, HCV, adenoviruses, hantavirus, herpesvirus, echo-virus 1 and others.

DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR RECOGNIZING AND GUIDING INDIVIDUALLY PACKAGED PRODUCTS WITH A CODE

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110320036

An arrangement (1) and to a method is for detecting and controlling piece goods (2), having a code, in a commissioning system. The piece goods are fed on a conveyor line (3) through a scanning device (15), and are identified as actual data and are compared or captured to target data of the piece goods quantity stored in a central computer. The piece goods are separated out if the target data do not match the actual data. The invention proposes that a plurality of ejection devices (13) are provided. Each of the ejection devices (13) fills a positioned order container (25) of a particular commissioning order with piece goods, and piece goods that are not detected or sorted out are discharged to the longitudinal end of the conveyor line (3). The piece goods of various commissioning orders are randomly distributed on the central belt (27) of an automated commissioning machine and fed to the arrangement (1).

Quadratic Amplitude Control Circuit For Cosite Interference Cancellation

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110319046

A quadratic amplitude matching system and associated method with an associated tuning control system is provided for continuously and automatically tuning a quadratic amplitude matching filter (QAMF) to a band center of an interfering signal to provide improved rejection of an interfering signal coupled from a transmission antenna into a local receive antenna in the presence of local multi-path, thereby providing improved interference cancellation system performance. The matching control system is provided as an element of an interference cancellation system.

INTAKE MANIFOLD

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110315109

An intake manifold includes a surge tank and a plurality of inlet pipes extending from the surge tank. Of the inlet pipes, proximal portions of an adjacent pair of inlet pipes are integrated, for example, by being connected with a plate-like connecting portion. The proximal portions of the two adjacent inlet pipes are integrated with a side wall of the surge tank by a reinforcing rib. The reinforcing rib extends, for example, from the connecting portion to the side wall of the surge tank. The intake manifold may be formed by a lower half body and an upper half body, which are welded to each other by using welding margins provided in the half bodies. In this case, it is preferable that parts of each welding margin that are located to correspond to the proximal portions of the inlet pipes be wider than the remainder of the same welding margin.

NOVEL SULFONAMIDES AS L-CPT1 INHIBITORS

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110319438

The invention is concerned with novel sulfonamide derivatives of formula (I)

Lighting Device Having a Socket and Bulb Fitting

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110317438

A lighting device (1) comprising at least one light source (5), at least one base (7) thermally and electrically operationally connected to the light source (5), and at least one bulb fitting (10, 27) provided for receiving the base (7). The base (7) has at least one first heat transfer surface (15) and the bulb fitting (10, 27) has at least one second heat transfer surface (17) in contact with the first heat transfer surface (15) either directly or by way of a foil (16). At least one device (14, 26, 32, 39) is provided for exerting a predefined press force between the first heat transfer surface (15) and the second heat transfer surface (17).

MULTIFUNCTIONAL CONTRAST AGENT USING BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYMER AND PREPARATION METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110318275

The present invention relates to a biocompatible contrast agent and a method of its preparation. More particularly, the present invention relates to a multifunctional contrast agent manufactured by prepairing a novel polysuccinimide-based polymer by introducing an alkanolamine group to the main group of the polysuccinimide in addition to a biocompatible hydrophilic group, which improves bioavailability, and a hydrophobic group, which enables to maintain the form of stable nanoparticles during the formation of nano particles for a long period of time and to encapsulate a hydrophobic anticancer agent.

Methotrexate Adjuvants to Reduce Toxicity and Methods for Using the Same

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110319419

Methods are provided for using methotrexate (MTX) active agents in which reduced host toxicity is observed. Aspects of the methods include administering to a subject an effective amount of an MTX active agent in conjunction with a MTX toxicity-reducing adjuvant, such as a 2,2-anhydropyrimidine, a derivative thereof or a uridine phosphorylase inhibitor. Also provided are compositions and kits that find use in practicing embodiments of the invention. The methods and compositions find use in a variety of applications, including the treatment of a variety of different disease conditions.

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR CNS DELIVERY OF B-GALACTOCEREBROSIDASE

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110318324

The present invention provides, among other things, compositions and methods for CNS delivery of lysosomal enzymes for effective treatment of lysosomal storage diseases. In some embodiments, the present invention includes a stable formulation for direct CNS intrathecal administration comprising an B-Galactocerebrosidase protein, salt, and a polysorbate surfactant for the treatment of GLD Disease.

BIOABSORBABLE IMPLANTS

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110319977

A bioabsorbable implant including an elongated metallic element including more than 50% a metal substantially free of rare earth metals, with the elongated metallic element defining at least a portion of the bioabsorbable implant.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING GAME DATA ABOUT PLAYERS

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110319174

Information is shared among users in a system by the use of a service. The service receives information from at least two different game applications that each have a configuration file (defined with a common schema) that defines information from the game application to share with a service. An intermediary program executing on a computer that is also executing one of said game applications receives information from the application as defined by said configuration files and stores at least a portion of the information received from the application. At least a portion of the information is sent to the service when the intermediary is in communication with the service over a network wherein the service provides information about a user of said at least two game applications based on information received by said service.

Access Point for Wireless Local Area Network

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110317679

Embodiments of an access point for an expanded wireless local area network are described and depicted.

Methods and Apparatus for Fulfilling Tote Deliveries

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110320034

Methods and apparatus for fulfilling tote delivery orders. A tote delivery service directs delivery of items ordered by customers via a network site to delivery addresses corresponding to the customers in reusable totes on assigned tote delivery days. Tote delivery data may be processed to generate bulk transfer data for fulfillment centers and zone delivery data for sortation nodes. Each fulfillment center may pick items indicated by the bulk transfer data and bulk transfer the items to particular sortation nodes. At a sortation node, the items in the received bulk transfers, and possibly items received from other sources such as direct transfers from vendors, are rebinned into totes corresponding to delivery addresses in zones. The totes are loaded onto delivery vehicles, which deliver the totes to the delivery addresses in particular zones served by the sortation node. The zones and tote delivery days may be determined by zip code.

CABLE BINDING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110314641

A cable binding device includes a tie for binding a first cable, and a cable clamp formed on the tie for binding a second cable.

MISSING PIXEL ARRAY

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110317046

An active pixel sensor (APS) comprises a regular repeating pattern of geometrically similar pixel regions, active pixels of which have photodiodes formed therein. A remainder of the geometrically similar regions has electrical components shared amongst neighboring photodiodes, such as for collecting and amplifying signals from the photodiodes. A 4-way sharing arrangement is shown, with four active pixel regions aligned in a column and the shared electrical components in a pixel region, the pixel region being shaped and sized similarly to the active pixel regions, in an adjacent column.

Mask Rom

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110316092

A mask read-only memory (ROM) includes parallel doping lines of a second conductivity type formed in a substrate of a first conductivity type, a first insulation film formed on the doping lines and the substrate, conductive pads fainted on the first insulation film, a second insulation film formed on the first insulation film and the conductive pads, parallel wires formed on the second insulation film extending perpendicular to the doping lines, contact plugs formed in the first insulation film that connect the doping lines to the conductive pads, and vias formed in the second insulation film that connect the conductive pads to the wires, wherein crossings of the doping lines and the wires define memory cells, contact plugs and vias are formed in memory cells of a first type, and at least one of the contact plug and via are missing from memory cells of a second type.

DISPLACEMENT DETECTING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110317172

A displacement detecting device comprises: a light source, a first beam splitter adapted to split the light emitted from the light source into a first beam and a second beam, a reflecting member adapted to reflect the first beam, an objective lens adapted to condense the second beam on a surface-to-be-measured, a first light receiving section adapted to receive interference light of the reflected first beam and the reflected second beam, a relative position information output section adapted to output relative position information in height direction of the surface-to-be-measured, a second beam splitter adapted to extract a part of the reflected second beam, an astigmatism generator adapted to generate astigmatism in the extracted second beam, a second light receiving section adapted to receive the second beam having astigmatism, and an absolute position information output section adapted to generate absolute position information in height direction of the surface-to-be-measured.

Prosthetic Devices Having a Universal Socket Design and Methods of Making and Using the Same

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110320010

A prosthetic device (10) comprising: a universal socket (11) operatively adapted and sized to receive a variety of stump sizes, said universal socket comprising: a first socket open end (25) sized to receive a user stump, a second socket end (27) opposite the first socket end, at least two differently sized socket regions (L, M, S) positioned between the first socket open end and the second socket end, said at least two differently sized socket regions comprising an upper socket region proximate the first socket open end and a lower socket region positioned between the upper socket region and the second socket end, wherein the upper socket region has an upper region cross-sectional area, the lower socket region has an lower region cross-sectional area, and the upper region cross-sectional area is greater than the lower region cross-sectional area.

BACKING PLATE FOR STORAGE BAGS AS WELL AS STORAGE BAG AND STORAGE BOX WITH THE SAME

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110317944

The present invention discloses a backing plate for storage bags as well as a storage bag and a storage box with the same. With this backing plate including a backing plate body, a trapezoid or triangular edge fold is formed as an extension to one end of the backing plate body, and another trapezoid or triangular edge fold as an extension to the other end of the backing plate body. With the backing plate arranged in the storage bag and the storage box, there are no requirements for the two edge folds extended outwards at the bottom of the storage bag. This will not only strengthen the stereoscopic perception of the storage bag, but also save materials and reduce the production cost, better satisfying the users' requirements.

Recycling of tires, rubber and other organic material through vapor distillation

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110315540

A processor for vacuum distillation of whole tires including;

MEMBRANE FILTRATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110315632

A membrane system is disclosed. The membrane system may include a treatment process wherein both at least a portion of a permeate output of the membrane system and a concentrate output of the membrane system are recirculated back to an input of the membrane system. The membrane system may include a treatment process wherein a higher level permeate is used to treat the membrane system. The membrane system may include a storage reservoir to store at least a portion of the concentrate output of a purge cycle of the membrane system.

ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCER, ULTRASONIC PROBE, AND ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110319768

Provided are an ultrasonic transducer, an ultrasonic probe, and an ultrasonic diagnostic device which enable an ultrasonic beam in the depth direction of diagnosis to be narrowly focused in a wide region, thereby obtaining a high-resolution diagnostic image. An ultrasonic transducer (100) is provided with an ultrasonic vibrator (110), a shape change layer (120) which is provided on the subject side of the ultrasonic vibrator and the shape of which is changed by an electrical signal, electrodes (141, 142) which are respectively disposed on both surfaces of the shape change layer (120), and a variable power source (140) which applies the electrical signal between the electrodes (141, 142), wherein the variable power source (140) varies the focus or diffusion of the ultrasonic beam by changing the shape of the shape change layer (120); by controlling the electrical signal to be applied between the electrodes (141, 142).

Extending the lifetime of a Deep UV laser in a Wafer Inspection tool

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110315897

Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus for automatic correction of beam waist position drift in real time, using wafer inspection data taken during normal tool operation.

STEREO IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110316975

A stereo imaging apparatus comprises two groups of optical imaging lens (111,112), two liquid crystal optical valves (116, 117), a first plane reflector (114), a second plane reflector (115), a third reflector (113), a single image sensor (120), an image process circuit (130), and an optical valve synchronization drive module (140). The two groups of optical imaging lens (111, 112) simulate eyes to receive outside light. The first and the second plane reflector (114,115) reflect the light from the first and the second groups of optical imaging lens (111,112) respectively. The third reflector (113) is placed between the first and the second plane reflector (114,115) to reflect the light reflected by the first and the second plane reflectors (114,115). The image sensor (120) receives the light reflected the light reflected by the third reflector (113) on its imaging plane to form images. The image process circuit (130) controls the optical valve synchronization drive module (140) and processes the image signals from the image sensor (120) to form stereo image signals. Also, a stereo imaging method is provided. By employing the apparatus and method for stereoscopic imaging, a stereoscopic image with good imaging effect can be obtained with low cost.

SURGICAL IMPLANT

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110319705

A surgical implant suitable for treatment of a prolapse is provided. The implant comprises a knitted mesh having a density of less than 20 g/m 2 . The implant is between about 1-10 cm wide and is configured to be implanted in a region of the prolapse. The prolapse can be an urethrocoele prolapse, cystocoele prolapse, vault prolapse, uterine prolapse, enterocoele prolapse, and rectocoele prolapse. The knitted mesh comprises biocompatible monofilaments formed from polypropylene and having a diameter of between about 0.02 mm to 0.15 mm. Openings are formed between the monofilaments. The knitted mesh is configured to be secured in place to treat the prolapse.

Automated Coffee Machine Including a Position Detection Device and/or Positioning Speed Detection Device

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110315020

An automated coffee machine including a position detection device and/or positioning speed detection device on a positionable or adjustable unit of the automated coffee machine, wherein a ferromagnetic tooth wheel is pivoted with a drive line of the positionable or adjustable unit. The position detection device and/or positioning control device comprises a Hall sensor/magnet unit which is disposed vis-a-vis of a toothing of the ferromagnetic tooth wheel.

SALT WETTING APPARATUS AND BRINE APPLICATOR

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110315797

In one embodiment, a conventional pickup truck is equipped with a tailgate spreader and a salt wetting apparatus. In another embodiment, a conventional pickup truck is equipped with a tailgate spreader and a brine dispensing apparatus. In yet another embodiment, a conventional pickup truck is equipped with a tailgate spreader, a salt wetting apparatus, and a brine dispensing apparatus.

CATHETER DELIVERY SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2011-12-29

Pub Number: US20110319902

A method for delivering catheters, and stents composed of soft, compliant polymers through anatomical passages. These devices have a bulbous anchorage end with a diameter greater than the rest of the catheter. To facilitate implant and delivery a pusher catheter or sheath with an internal lumen larger than the outer diameter of the catheter but smaller than the outer diameter of the bulbous anchorage end. The distal end of pusher catheter or the sheath physically engages the proximal end of the bulbous anchorage end and applies an axial force to coaxially advance the catheter over a guidewire though anatomical passages. This method allows a physician to move the catheter to an anatomical site without the device exhibiting buckling due to axial force applied. Similarly, this delivery method will allow more force to be applied to the distal end of the catheter diminishing the likelihood of buckling.