Total 6340 patents for "2012-11-22"

Composition and Method to Form a Self Decontaminating Surface

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120291667

A method to prepare a self-decontaminating surface, where that method includes disposing a first coating on a surface, where that first coating comprises an organosilane, and disposing a second coating over the first coating, where the second coating comprises TiO 2 .

BIOCHEMICAL MEASURING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120293181

The invention provides a biochemical measuring device including: a measuring unit configured to measure a base current and a peak current; a time counting unit configured to count an elapsed time from the contact of a sensor electrode to a reference solution until the start of measurement of the base current; and a control unit, wherein the control unit acquires a concentration of a specific substance using the base current value when the elapsed time is equal to or longer than a stationarizing time, and when it is shorter than the stationarizing time, acquires the concentration of the specific substance using the stationary base current value measured by the measuring unit when the elapsed time is shorter than the stationarizing time instead of the current value of the base current.

TUBULAR SURFACE COALESCERS

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120292252

Disclosed are tubular surface coalescers, systems, and methods for coalescing a mixture of two phases, namely a continuous phase and a dispersed phase. The disclosed tubular surface coalescers, systems, and methods include or utilize one or more layers of media material having a distinct mean pore size and wettability applied to a surface of a porous tubular support structure.

MICROWAVE VACUUM-DRYING OF ORGANIC MATERIALS

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120291305

An apparatus 20 for microwave vacuum-drying organic materials such as foods and bioactives has a plurality of microwave generators 50 actuated so as to cause interference between their respective microwave streams and evenly distribute the microwave energy across the vacuum chamber 34. The microwave-transparent window 36 in the chamber is arranged so the organic material to be dried is moved across it on a conveyor belt 60 and the microwave energy passing into the chamber 34 immediately encounters the organic materials, thus attenuating the energy and reducing arcing.

Rotary seal arrangement

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120292858

A rotary seal arrangement has a rotatably mounted machine part and a machine part that forms a bearing for the rotatably mounted machine part. One of the machine parts forms a seal accommodating structure and the other one of the machine parts has a surface forming a sealing surface. At least one rotary seal is arranged in the seal accommodating structure. The rotary seal seals off a high-pressure area from a low-pressure area between the machine parts.

FILLER METAL FOR WELDING ALUMINUM MATERIAL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120294757

Provided are a filler metal for welding aluminum alloy materials and a manufacturing method thereof. The filler metal may include an aluminum matrix, and a calcium-based compound existing in the aluminum matrix.

DEVICE FOR DISPENSING A PLURALITY OF UNITARY DOSES OF DRY POWDER, AND INHALER COMPRISING SUCH DEVICE

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120291782

Device for dispensing a plurality of unitary doses (2) of dry powder, comprising at least one support comprising conduits each defining a flow path for an airstream carrying one of the unitary dose (2), the support having first (26) and second (27) members secured to one another so that a first conduit portion (29) of the first member faces a second conduit portions (43) of the second member to define one of the conduits, and a first separation portion (30) of the first member faces a second separation portions (45) of the second member, the support comprising a plurality of barrier-forming elements (31, 46) each arranged between corresponding first (30) and second (45) separation portions to prevent dry powder from passing from one of the conduits to one of the adjacent conduits.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPRESSING NESTED PROTOCOL PACKET HEADER

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120294211

Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method for compressing a nested protocol packet header, which relate to the field of wireless communication technologies and are used to improve efficiency in compressing a nested protocol packet header in a data packet. The method for compressing a nested protocol packet header provided in the embodiments of the present invention includes: receiving a data packet sent by at least one sending end, where the data packet includes a first compression protocol packet header; taking the received data packet as a whole and nesting a second protocol packet header in it; and processing the data packet nested with the second protocol packet header, where the processing includes: coordinating part of function fields in the first compression protocol packet header and the second protocol packet header to remove a duplicate field, and compressing the second protocol packet header; and sending the processed data packet.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH CAPACITIVE TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120293451

A method includes utilizing a plurality of electrodes of a capacitive touch-sensitive display to detect touches on the touch-sensitive display, concurrently driving a first group of the plurality of electrodes, and detecting an object spaced from the touch-sensitive display utilizing a second group of the plurality of electrodes while concurrently driving the first group of the plurality of electrodes.

AUTOMATED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING AND MONITORING PHYSICAL THERAPY EXERCISES

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120296235

An automated system and method for performing and monitoring physical therapy exercises that includes the computerized motion capture of a user performing physical therapy exercises, comparison of the user's exercises to an idealized stored digital representation of the same exercises based on body type, and real time feedback to the user to enable the user to correct and complete the exercises. The system and method may also include the automated transmission of the user's physical therapy exercise session and related information to the user's healthcare professional.

METHOD FOR COMPLETING SMOOTH CUT-OVER, DEVICE AND EQUIPMENT FOR PERFORMING CUT-OVER OPERATIONS

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120294279

The present invention provides a method for completing smooth cut-over and a device and equipment for performing cut-over operations. The method comprises: when the device for performing cut-over operations maintains a first connection with the first cut-over device via a first interface, establishing a second connection with a second cut-over device via a second interface, and transferring the services carried on the connection resources between the device for performing cut-over operations and the first cut-over device, that is, the first connection resources, to the connection resources between the device for performing cut-over operations and the second cut-over device, that is, the second connection resources. The present invention does not interrupt services during the cut-over procedure, without affecting the normal service usage by the user, thus improving the security and reliability of cut-over.

OPERATION UNIT AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120292161

Disclosed herein is an operation unit including: a rotating dial operated by being rotated about a predetermined reference axis; a rocking key which is disposed on an inside of the rotating dial, has a to-be-operated part formed with a to-be-pressed part operated by being pressed, and is operated by being inclined relative to the reference axis when the to-be-pressed part is pressed; and a push switch which outputs an operation signal by being pushed when the rocking key is operated, wherein the rocking key is inclined when the to-be-pressed part is operated by being pressed, in such a manner that a position on a roughly 180 opposite side of the reference axis from the to-be-pressed part serves as a fulcrum.

Disposable intravenous flow control device

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120296288

A disposable intravenous flow control device (20) includes a rigid casing (21) defining a flow passage having a fluid entrance (23) and a fluid exit (22); a flow regulator (10) disposed in the flow passage of the casing (21) and comprising an annular flange (11) extending upward, a hollow, cylindrical protrusion (12) raised upward from a central portion, the protrusion (12) being open to the bottom, an open fluid storage (13) defined between the flange (11) and the protrusion (12), and a hollow, cylindrical skirt (14) extending downward from the bottom of the protrusion (12); and a suction cup (15) releasably secured to the skirt (14) for blocking the fluid exit (22) when fluid in the casing (21) is consumed.

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS OF DERIVATIVES OF PROBUCOL FOR THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120295973

This present invention provides methods and pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment or prophylaxis of diabetes and related disorders, comprising the administration of an effective amount of a monoester of probucol, particularly the monosuccinic acid ester, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or derivative thereof.

PARKING METER WITH CONTACTLESS PAYMENT

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120292385

A parking meter is described that comprises components for providing parking meter functionality and a display for displaying parking information and a metal housing for protecting the parking meter components from an environment that has a display aperture through which the display is visible. The parking meter also comprises an antenna for a contactless payment reader arranged in or on the parking meter in close proximity to the display.

AUTOMATING THE PROCESS OF PURCHASING A MEMORY UPGRADE FOR A COMPUTER SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120296778

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates purchasing a memory upgrade for a computer system. This system operates by obtaining memory configuration information for the computer system, and then determining a memory upgrade option based upon the memory configuration information. Next, the system presents an option to purchase the memory upgrade option to a user of the computer system. If the user indicates that the user would like to purchase the memory upgrade option, the system automatically initiates a purchase transaction for the memory upgrade option. In one embodiment of the present invention, the system automatically initiates the purchase transaction through a web site. In a variation on this embodiment, the system automatically transfers at least part of the memory configuration information to the web site so that the user does not have to reenter details of the memory configuration information.

METHODS FOR MEASURING CHARGE TRANSPORT MOLECULE GRADIENT

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120296568

The present embodiments are generally directed to layers that are useful in imaging apparatus members and components, for use in electrophotographic, including digital, apparatuses. More particularly, the embodiments pertain to an electrophotographic imaging member having a charge transport layer in which a charge transport molecule (CTM) concentration gradient is formed through a single coating pass using only a single charge transport layer solution, and time-of-flight based methods of measuring the CTM gradient through the thickness of the charge transport layer.

HIGH-STRENGTH WELDED STEEL PIPE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120291907

A high-strength welded steel pipe is obtained by welding a seam weld portion of a steel plate that are formed in a pipe shape. In the high-strength welded steel pipe, a base metal of the steel plate includes, by mass %, C: 0.010% to 0.080%, Si: 0.01% to 0.50%, Mn: 0.50% to 2.00%, S: 0.0001% to 0.0050%, Ti: 0.003% to 0.030%, Mo: 0.05% to 1.00%, B: 0.0003% to 0.0100%, O: 0.0001% to 0.0080%, N: 0.006% to 0.0118%, P: limited to 0.050% or less, Al: limited to 0.008% or less, and the balance of Fe and inevitable impurities, Ceq is 0.30 to 0.53, Pcm is 0.10 to 0.20, [N][Ti]/3.4 is less than 0.003, the average grain size of the prior grains in heat affected zones in the steel plate is 250 m or less, and the prior grains include bainite and intragranular bainite.

Semiconductor Device

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120294082

A semiconductor device comprises a transistor comprising a gate, a source, a drain, and a gate insulating layer, and an auxiliary line formed over the drain and electrically insulated from the drain. During a turn-off operation of the transistor, voltage to increase a resistance of the drain is supplied to the auxiliary line.

ROOF STRUCTURE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND ROOF MODULE

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120292950

The invention relates to a roof structure of a motor vehicle, in which a roof channel, which extends in the vehicle longitudinal direction, having a fastening flange is formed on both vehicle sides by at least one vehicle body component. A roof module is fastened on the two fastening flanges, which has a planar section, implemented at least sectionally in the form of a glass roof, for bridging a roof opening formed between the roof channels, at least one pair of installation bases for installing a roof rail being arranged between the fastening flanges and the planar section of the roof module. The planar section has a plurality of module openings, which are assigned to the installation bases and are each enclosed by a plastic extrusion coating, for an installation of the roof rail.

ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL BLADE AND USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120296357

An endoscopic surgical blade is disclosed. The blade is part of an endoscopic knife assembly which also has a knife tube and alignment ring. The endoscopic knife assembly is for use in endoscopic surgery by insertion of the assembly though a slotted cannula. The knife tube is hollow and allows the insertion of an endoscope for viewing of the surgical procedure. The blade has an upper and a lower cutting surface on the forward edge, which meet at an angle at a crotch.

CITRULLINATED PEPTIDES FOR DIAGNOSING AND PROGNOSING RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120295280

The present invention provides novel citrullinated peptides, their use in methods for aiding, assisting, improving, or facilitating the diagnosis or prognosis of rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and methods for identifying novel citrullinated peptides that are immunoreactive with anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs). The present invention also provides methods for detecting rheumatoid factor (RF) using novel RF detection reagents as a means to aid, assist, improve, or facilitate the diagnosis or prognosis of rheumatic diseases such as RA. Kits comprising at least one of the novel citrullinated peptides and/or RF detection reagents of the present invention are also provided.

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DIASTOLIC ASSIST

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120296153

The devices and method described herein allow for therapeutic damage to increase volume in these hyperdynamic hearts to allow improved physiology and ventricular filling and to reduce diastolic filling pressure by making the ventricle less stiff.

INTEGRATED PROTECTION DEVICES WITH MONITORING OF ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120293017

Disclosed are systems, devices, circuits, components, mechanisms, and processes in which a switching mechanism can be coupled between components. The switching mechanism is configured to have an on state or an off state, where the on state allows current to pass along a current path. A monitoring mechanism has one or more sensing inputs coupled to sense an electrical characteristic at the current path. The electrical characteristic can be a current, voltage, and/or power by way of example. The monitoring mechanism is configured to output a reporting signal indicating the sensed electrical characteristic. The monitoring mechanism can be integrated with the switching mechanism on a chip.

METHODS FOR REDUCING OXIDATIVE STRESS IN A CELL WITH A SULFHYDRYL PROTECTED GLUTATHIONE PRODRUG

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120295855

The present invention relates to compositions and methods for reducing oxidative stress in a cell, increasing glutathione levels in a cell, increasing L-cysteine levels in a cell and reducing hepatocytotoxicity by contacting a cell with a sulfhydryl protected glutathione prodrug or a sulfhydryl protected cysteine prodrug.

TABLET PACKAGE

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120292225

A package includes a case and a card coupled to the case. The card is configured to carry a collection of oral tablets or the like that can be released from the card and then ingested by a consumer

UNIFIED METRIC IN ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120296735

The present invention provides techniques that include providing a unified metric for use in advertising campaign performance measurement and evaluation. An advertising campaign may include many aspects, such as portions associated with particular channels and service-providers. Different metrics may be used in measuring performance for particular channels, such as impressions, conversions, etc. Techniques are provided that translate performance of an overall campaign, as well as performance of particular aspects, into terms using a single unified metric measure. Unified metric measures can be used to easily compare campaigns and channels, whether of the same advertiser or against competitors campaigns.

METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION TO A USER FROM A CAPSULE FOR THE PREPARATION OF A BEVERAGE USING A CODE

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120295234

Method for providing information to a user from a capsule for the preparation of a beverage in a beverage producing device (20) comprising providing a capsule with a two-dimensional barcode (7) thereon, capturing at least one image of the barcode via a digital camera (42) and displaying decoded information from said image on a display (41).

TONER CONVEYING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120294654

The toner conveying apparatus and the image forming apparatus using the toner conveying apparatus include a conveyance case for conveying toner; one rotatable crankshaft located in one end portion of the conveyance case another rotatable crankshaft located in the other end portion of the conveyance case; and an upstream agitation member and a downstream agitation member eccentrically connected to the one rotatable crankshaft and the another rotatable crankshaft to agitate toner inside the conveyance path. Thus, the toner conveying apparatus can prevent a toner conveyance failure more than ever such that toner is retained by depositing and adhering inside a conveyance path.

HIGH DIELECTRIC FILM

Pub Date: 2012-11-22

Pub Number: US20120293909

The present invention provides a high dielectric film comprising: a film-forming resin (A); and inorganic particles (B), wherein the film-forming resin (A) contains a vinylidene fluoride resin (a1), an amount of the inorganic particles (B) is not less than 0.01 parts by mass and less than 10 parts by mass for each 100 parts by mass of the film-forming resin (A), and the inorganic oxide particles (B) is at least one selected from the group consisting of: (B1) inorganic oxide particles of a metallic element of Group 2, 3, 4, 12, or 13 of the Periodic Table, or inorganic oxide composite particles of these; (B2) inorganic composite oxide particles represented by formula (1):