Total 5060 patents for "2013-01-17"

Media Conveyance Device, Printing Device, and Media Conveyance Method

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130016168

A conveyance device has a roll rotating unit that rotates a roll of sheet medium forward and in reverse, and a conveyance path along which is an upstream roller and a downstream roller for conveying the medium and cooperate in a reverse and rewind operation. A control unit controls driving of the upstream roller, the downstream roller, and the roll rotating unit, such that, during the reverse and rewind operation, the control unit (i) drives the upstream roller and the roll rotating unit, (ii) stops driving the upstream roller while continuing to drive the roll rotating unit, first slack being created as a result of (i) or (ii), (iii) causes the medium to be nipped at the downstream roller, and (iv) drives the upstream roller while the medium is nipped at the downstream roller to create second slack.

Method and Apparatus for Breaking a Web Using a Cut-off Assembly

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130015228

A cut-off method and apparatus capable of breaking a moving web is disclosed herein. The cut-off method and apparatus include a conveying surface over which a moving web is conveyed and a web cut-off assembly opposing the conveying surface. The web cut-off assembly includes a first arm with a first web gripping surface and a second arm with a second web gripping surface, the first and second web gripping surfaces being movable relative to one another. To complete a breaking event, the first and second web gripping surfaces contact the moving web at a first contact point and second contact point. The contact points move from a first spaced apart relationship to a second spaced apart relationship causing a break in the web between the first and second web gripping surfaces.

FABRICATING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130017659

A fabricating method of a semiconductor device includes the following actions. A substrate having a silicon gate structure formed thereon is provided, and then a modification process is performed on a surface of the silicon gate structure to render the surface from being hydrophobic to be hydrophilic. After that, a mask is formed on the substrate. In succession, a dopant implantation process is performed using the silicon gate structure after the modification process and the mask. After the dopant implantation process, a cleaning process which includes a wet cleaning process is performed to remove the mask. In the above fabricating method, because the surface of the silicon gate structure is modified into a hydrophilic surface, therefore it is easy to remove the residues after the dopant implantation process using the wet cleaning process.

PAYMENT CARD WITH USER VALIDATION FUNCTION

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130015949

A payment card includes a processor, a display, and a fingerprint capturing unit to capture a fingerprint of a user. A storage unit is used to store one or more reference fingerprints. The processor compares the fingerprint captured by the fingerprint capturing unit with the one or more reference fingerprints, and controls the display to display predetermined information when the fingerprint captured by the fingerprint capturing unit matches one of the one or more reference fingerprints.

ROTATIONAL ATHERECTOMY DEVICE WITH ELECTRIC MOTOR

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130018399

An atherectomy device is disclosed, which is rotationally driven by an electric motor. In some designs, the device includes features unavailable on gas turbine-driven systems, such as the storing in memory of low/medium/high preset rotation speeds for particular models of handle, calculations of the amount of saline left in the IV and associated warnings when it gets sufficiently low, and automatic adjustment of the IV pump rate to a predetermined or calculated level when the rotational speed of the motor is changed. The electric motor has far more rotational inertia than a comparable gas turbine, so the system includes a control mechanism that helps prevent damage from excessive torque being applied to the distal end of the drive shaft. When an obstruction at the distal end is detected, by a drop in the motor rotational speed, the motor is released and is allowed to spin freely as a flywheel. The freely-spinning motor allows the large angular momentum of the system to dissipate rapidly and safely, without excessive torque to the drive shaft.

PROTECTION CASE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130015081

A protection case for a portable electronic device includes a case having a front part and a rear part, and the portable electronic device is accommodated between the front and rear parts. A rear cover is connected to the rear part and a front cover is connected to the front part. The front cover has a front decoration plate, a connection member and a locking member. The front decoration plate is removably connected to the front part. The connection member is flexible and has a first end connected to the front decoration plate and a second end of the connection member is clamped between the front and rear parts. The locking member has a hook hooked with the groove. The protection case can be easily replaced and changed.

FAUCET HANDLE WITH ANGLED INTERFACE

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130014844

A faucet assembly including a handle that rotates about a rotational axis extending perpendicular to an angled interface for adjusting a water parameter.

Apparatus And Method For Spray Coating A Material Handling Surface

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130017336

An apparatus for spraying an oil, such as an MSDS exempt vegetable oil, onto a material handling surface to impede material from adhering to the surface. The apparatus comprises a platform comprising an elevated section configured to support a human operator, and spray equipment comprising a container for containing the oil, a hydraulic pump fluidly coupled to the container, and a spray wand and hose fluidly coupled to the pump. The spray equipment is mounted on the platform and configured to enable an operator to operate the spray wand from the elevated section of the platform.

DISPENSING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130015207

A dispensing apparatus to dispense at least one of a first substance and a second substance therefrom includes a head having a first inlet to receive the first substance therethrough, a second inlet to receive the second substance therethrough, and an outlet to expel a mixture of the first substance and the second substance therefrom, with the head configured to vary a ratio of the mixture between substantially all of the first substance and substantially all of the second substance. The dispensing apparatus further includes a first airless chamber to contain the first substance therein, with the first airless chamber fluidly coupled to the first inlet of the head.

MULTIPLE ORIENTATION NANOWIRES WITH GATE STACK SENSORS

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130015507

An electronic device includes a conductive channel defining a crystal structure and having a length and a thickness t C ; and a dielectric film of thickness t g in contact with a surface of the channel. Further, the film comprises a material that exerts one of a compressive or a tensile force on the contacted surface of the channel such that electrical mobility of the charge carriers (electrons or holes) along the channel length is increased due to the compressive or tensile force in dependence on alignment of the channel length relative to the crystal structure. Embodiments are given for chips with both hole and electron mobility increased in different transistors, and a method for making such a transistor or chip.

LIQUID DISPENSING MAKEUP BRUSH

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130017010

A cosmetics application apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus has a primary stem body with an interior fluid chamber. A brush head includes a plurality of bristles attached thereto and extends radially outwardly, and is attached to the primary stem body. An axial fluid passage channel defined by the brush head is coupled to the interior fluid chamber and opening to the bristles. A manually actuatable valve is incorporated into the fluid passage channel, and fluid flow from the interior fluid chamber to the opening of the brush head is selectively restricted thereby. The apparatus has a spray pump assembly with an outlet nozzle, an inlet fluid passage channel, and a manually actuable pump trigger. The spray pump assembly is attached to the primary stem body with the inlet fluid passage channel fluidly coupled to the interior fluid chamber.

HEARING AID EAR PLUG WITH AN EXTRACTION CORD

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130014768

An ear plug (1) for a hearing aid is made of a resilient material and provided with an extraction cord (4) for providing a grip by which a user can pull the ear plug (1) out of an ear canal. The extraction cord (4) is arranged partly in the resilient material and partly outside the ear plug. A securing bulge (6) is arranged on the part of the extraction cord arranged in the resilient material, in order to secure the position of the extraction cord in the resilient material. The extraction cord is bonded to the resilient material. The invention further concerns a method for manufacturing the ear plug.

OPTICAL DEVICE AND LIGHT EMITTING DIODE PACKAGE USING THE SAME, AND BACKLIGHT APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130016499

An optical device and an LED package using the same, and a backlight apparatus are provided, the optical device including a substrate, a first transparent thin film layer formed at one surface of the substrate, a quantum dot layer formed at an upper surface of the first transparent thin film layer and made of quantum dot particles, a protective layer formed on at least one of an upper surface or a bottom surface of the quantum dot layer and formed with metallic oxide nano particles, and a barrier member formed on the upper surface of the first transparent thin film layer for establishing an area formed with the quantum dot layer and the protective layer.

Water chiller

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130014929

A water cooler has a heat exchanger; a water inlet line through which water is supplied to the heat exchanger and a water outlet line through which the water flows out of the latter; a cooling medium supply line which supplies a cooling medium to the heat exchanger so that in the heat exchanger the water is cooled in the heat exchange with the cooling fluid.

WIRELESS MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE UTILIZING ANTENNA FOR POWER CHARGING AND WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130015811

A wireless charging mobile communication device includes a wireless communication module, an electricity storage module, a converting module, an antenna module and a switching module. The antenna module receives and transmits wireless signal or electromagnetically induces a current. The switching module is electrically coupled to the antenna module, the wireless communication module, and the converting module. The switching module is for connecting the antenna module with the wireless communication module or connecting the antenna module with the converting module. The converting module is electrically coupled to the electricity storage module and converts the electromagnetically induced current for facilitating a charging of the electricity storage module. The converting module, the antenna module, and the switching module are integrated as an antenna device.

Type of Headphone Device

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130016869

The present invention relates to headphones for multimedia devices, and more specifically the present invention is adapted to allow more than one user to use the same headphone jack. The purpose of the present invention is to provide a headphone which enables more than one person to use the same multimedia device at the same time without having to use a separate splitter device. This allows the next person to connect to another persons headphone/earphone plug to jointly enjoy the multimedia content.

MOTOR-DRIVEN COMPRESSOR

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130017100

A motor-driven compressor includes an inner housing member that accommodates a compression mechanism and a motor mechanism in a sealed state. The motor-driven compressor also includes an outer housing member that accommodates the inner housing member and has attachment portions, which are fixed to a target through bolts. The inner housing member has a suction port for drawing refrigerant into the compression mechanism and a discharge port for discharging the refrigerant from the compression mechanism. A suction member and a discharge member, which are connected to the suction port and the discharge port, respectively, are fixed to the inner housing member. The outer housing member is formed of vibration-absorbing and heat-insulating material. The outer housing member is combined with the inner housing member such that the outer housing member accommodates the inner housing member and is held in a non-contact state with respect to the suction member and the discharge member.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRINTING SURFACES OF MATERIAL PANELS, ESPECIALLY WOOD PANELS, WITH A MULTI-COLOUR IMAGE

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130016150

A printing device and method for printing surfaces of material panels, especially wood panels, with a multi-color image. The printing unit is accelerated out of an idle position, according to a pre-defined acceleration profile, to a pre-determined working speed V Druck , before the printing unit passes over the material panel along the path of displacement. The printing unit is moved during the printing process at a constant speed V Druck and then brakes according to a pre-defined deceleration profile, until it comes to a standstill and then moves back into the idle position.

DELAY LINE STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130015925

A delay line structure has a serpentine delay line pair, a first and second grounding guard trace and two third grounding guard traces. The delay line pair is located in a layout layer extending from an input to an output end, The first and second grounding guard traces are connected to the grounding circuit through respective vias and are located in the layout layer. The third grounding guard traces are respectively located in the layout layer by an upper and lower edge of the delay line pair and are connected to the grounding circuit through respective vias.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND PIN THEREOF

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130017740

An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a substrate, a plurality of electrodes, a soldering material and a plurality of pins. The electrodes are formed in the substrate. The soldering material is disposed on the electrodes. The pins contact the soldering material and electrically connect to the electrodes, wherein at least one of the pins includes a post and a base. The post has a fixing end. The base is disposed on the fixing end of the post, wherein a plurality of openings are formed on the base, passing through the base along an axis, and the axis is parallel to the post.

PHOTOSENSOR FOR POSITION DETECTING DEVICE, POSITION DETECTING DEVICE USING SAME AND POSITION DETECTING METHOD

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130015336

An object of the present invention is to provide a position detecting device using a reflection type photosensor, which assures a small size and low cost and enables detection of a long distance of about 10 mm or more, and a position detecting method. The position of a moving body is detected by providing, on the moving body, a reflection plate (12) having reflecting surfaces (sa) and non-reflecting surfaces (sb) arranged alternately in a moving direction of the moving body, providing a light receiving element (8) of the reflection type photosensor (9) with, for example, two light receiving portions (8 a and 8 b ) having different light receiving regions in the moving direction of the moving body, outputting output signals from these two light receiving portions (8 a and 8 b ), and carrying out at least one calculation of adding, subtracting, dividing and function calculation of these two output signals.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PUBLIC COLLABORATIVE INTERFACE FOR PRIVATE NETWORK GROUPS

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130018958

Systems and methods are provided for a public collaborative interface for private computer networks. A system receives a domain name that enables users associated with the domain name to subscribe to a private network group, wherein the domain name differs from a domain name for the private network group. The system outputs a network feed from a user of the private network group to a display device associated with a user associated with the domain name in response to a determination that the user associated with the domain name is subscribed to the private network group. The system outputs a network feed from the user associated with the domain name to display devices associated with users of the private network group in response to a determination that the user associated with the domain name is subscribed to the private network group. The received domain name can be an email address.

ELECTROCHROMIC DEVICES, ASSEMBLIES INCORPORATING ELECTROCHROMIC DEVICES, AND/OR METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130016417

Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to electrochromic (EC) devices, assemblies incorporating electrochromic devices, and/or methods of making the same. More particularly, certain example embodiments of this invention relate to improved EC materials, EC device stacks, high-volume manufacturing (HVM) compatible process integration schemes, and/or high-throughput low cost deposition sources, equipment, and factories.

POWER GATING CONTROL MODULE, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE, SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND METHOD THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130015904

An integrated circuit device comprising at least one signal processing module and a power gating control module arranged to control gating of at least one power supply to at least a part of the at least one signal processing module. The power gating control module is arranged to receive at least one operating parameter; configure at least one power gating setting of the power gating control module based at least partly on the at least one received operating parameter; and apply power gating for at least part of the at least one signal processing module in accordance with the at least one configured power gating setting.

Method and apparatus for joining screen material for minimal optical distortion

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130017371

The present disclosure describes a manufacturing method for seaming materials. The process may be suitable for manufacturing high performance projection screens using a number of methods including, but not limited to, conventional (convert-before-coating) methods, or convert-after-coating methods. An objective of the present disclosure is to identify a process which may substantially minimize distortion of the local surface normal in the vicinity of the join.

Fluorine Based Chamber Clean With Nitrogen Trifluoride Backup

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130017644

The present invention is a process for cleaning a reaction chamber comprising the steps of;

INSPECTION APPARATUS AND INSPECTION METHOD

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130015368

A technology of inspecting a photoexcited carrier generation area of a photo device in a non-contact manner is provided. An inspection apparatus inspects a photovoltaic cell panel in which the photo device is formed. The inspection apparatus includes an irradiation part that irradiates the photovoltaic cell panel with pulsed light from a light receiving surface side and a detecting part (detector) that detects electric field intensity of a terahertz wave pulse, which is generated according to the irradiation of the pulsed light.

Amino Heteroaryl Compounds as Beta-Secretase Modulators and Methods of Use

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130018064

The present invention comprises a new class of compounds useful for the modulation of Beta-secretase enzyme activity and for the treatment of Beta-secretase mediated diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related conditions. In one embodiment, the compounds have a general Formula I, wherein ring A, B 1 , B 2 , B 3 , L, R 1 , R 4 , ring Z, m and p of Formula I are defined herein. The invention also includes use of these compounds in pharmaceutical compositions for treatment, prophylactic or therapeutic, of disorders and conditions related to the activity of beta-secretase protein. Such disorders include, for example, Alzheimer's Disease (AD), cognitive deficits, cognitive impairment, schizophrenia and other central nervous system conditions related to and/or caused by the formation and/or deposition of plaque on the brain. The invention also comprises further embodiments of Formula I, intermediates and processes useful for the preparation of compounds of Formula I.

METHODS OF PRODUCING HYBRIDOMAS AND MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND ANTIBODIES PRODUCED THEREBY

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130018176

Disclosed are a method of producing a hybridoma, a method of making an antibody involving the hybridoma, and an antibody made by the method.

WIDE FIELD-OF-VIEW PROJECTOR

Pub Date: 2013-01-17

Pub Number: US20130016324

This document describes various techniques for implementing a wide field-of-view projector. A wide field-of-view projector may include a spatial light modulator configured to inject light rays into an input wedge. The input wedge acts to output the light rays with an increased fan-out angle. In an embodiment, the spatial light modulator is controlled to inject light rays into the input wedge effective to project an image from the surface of an output wedge that is positioned proximate, and receives light rays with an increased fan-out angle from, the input wedge.