Total 4832 patents for "2013-02-07"

SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130032823

A first layer has a first conductivity type. A second layer is provided on the first layer such that a part of the first layer is exposed, and it has a second conductivity type. First to third impurity regions penetrate the second layer and reach the first layer. Each of the first and second impurity regions has the first conductivity type.

ILLUMINATING MAGNIFYING LENS CAPABLE OF FOCUSING ITS LIGHT ON OBJECTS

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130033855

An illuminating magnifying lens capable of focusing its light on objects in accordance with the present invention comprises a frame connected to a handle, and in a part of the handle jointing to the frame is defined an assembling groove in which being assembled a lamp, a battery and a light guiding member. When the magnifying lens is used to magnify the object, the projecting light of the lamp is restricted by the light guiding member and can only be emitted out from the open end of the guiding hole, plus there is projecting angle between the guiding hole and the lens element, therefore, the light of the lamp will be directed toward the object without projecting onto the lens element, thus preventing dazzling reflection.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING A HUB

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130035995

A system and method of accessing at least one hub is provided, wherein the system displays a selectable item within an interface, and receives selection of the selectable item from a user of the interface. A first type of selection by the user causes a function to be performed, and a second type of selection by the user causes user specific information to be accessed and used in bidirectional communication with the hub.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ON-TOP WRITING

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130034303

A handwriting recognition apparatus facilitates user entry of strokes one on top of another. The apparatus, which includes a processor and a display integrated with a touch sensitive screen, receives a series of strokes via the screen. Each stroke is defined by contact, trace, and lift occurrences. Each stroke appears on the display until occurrence of a prescribed event, and then disappears. The apparatus accumulates strokes into a buffer and interprets all accumulated strokes collectively against a character database and optionally a linguistic database, to identify multiple candidate strings that could be represented by the accumulated strokes. The apparatus displays candidate strings for user selection after all strokes have faded, or after receiving a user submitted delimiter, or after a given delay has elapsed following user entry of the latest stroke. Alternatively, candidate strings are displayed after each stroke without waiting for timeout or explicit delimiter.

METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE SEGMENTATION

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130033419

A method for error correction for segmented three dimensional image data. The method includes receiving segmented three dimensional image data, the segmented three dimensional image data being divided into a plurality of slices; correcting at least one contour of the segmented three dimensional image data on at least one slice according to a command from a user to form a corrected contour; and automatically interpolating a correction represented by the corrected contour to a plurality of slices of the segmented three dimensional image data.

AGRICULTURAL FUMIGATION USING A MULTILAYER FILM INCLUDING A PVDC VAPOR BARRIER

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130032068

Methods for fumigating soil include providing a fumigant including at least one volatile substance into or onto soil and applying over the soil a multilayer polymeric film to form a vapor barrier between the fumigant-treated soil and the atmosphere to at least partially contain the fumigant. The multilayer film includes at least one barrier layer comprising at least one vinylidene chloride polymer and protecting layers on each side of the barrier layer. The multilayer film preferably has at least one UV protecting layer and optionally at least one reflective layer.

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE AND VEHICLE INCLUDING POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130034764

A power supply includes rectangular battery cells 1. Each cell 1 includes a rectangular container 11 covered with an electrically insulating film 2. The film 2 has a bottom cover 22, main covers 21, and side covers 23. The bottom cover 22 is arranged between the main covers 21. The side covers 23 protrude from the both sides of the main and bottom covers 21 and 22. Each side cover 23 has first and second side covers 23A and 23B. The first and second side covers 23A and 23B protrude from the side edges of the main and bottom covers 21 and 22. The first and second side covers 23A and 23B are continuously arranged in connection areas 24. When folded on side surfaces 11D of the container 11, the first and second side covers 23A and 23B are superposed on one another. The superposed parts 25 are welded.

RECONFIGURABLE LEAK TESTING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130031962

A reconfigurable leak testing system is provided that includes a leak testing station and at least one off-shuttle cart removably attachable to the leak testing station. A fixture cartridge is translatable between the off-shuttle cart and the leak testing station. The fixture cartridge is configured to selectively couple with the leak testing station. The fixture cartridge includes an upper fixture, a lower fixture, and an actuatable testing feature. The fixture cartridge is configured to receive a part between the upper fixture and lower fixture. The actuatable testing feature is configured to contact the part. A closed volume is defined at least partially by the actuatable testing feature and the part.

REFRIGERANT COMPRESSOR HAVING LINEAR DRIVE

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130034456

A coolant compressor has a hermetically sealed compressor housing, in the interior of which lies a piston cylinder unit that compresses a coolant. The cylinder housing of the piston cylinder unit is closed at the front end thereof by a cylinder head. A linear drive is provided, comprising at least one oscillating body which is surrounded by an excitation winding and which is connected to the piston to move same along a longitudinal axis in an oscillating manner. The piston cylinder unit has at least one first permanent magnet that lies on the piston, and at least one second permanent magnet that lies on the cylinder housing. Both magnets face each other and are oriented in the same magnetic pole direction in order to generate a repelling effect between both magnets to limit the path of the piston in the region of the top or bottom dead center.

ARTICLES FOR MANIPULATING IMPINGING LIQUIDS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130032646

This invention relates generally to an article that includes a non-wetting surface having a dynamic contact angle of at least about 90. The surface is patterned with macro-scale features configured to induce controlled asymmetry in a liquid film produced by impingement of a droplet onto the surface, thereby reducing time of contact between the droplet and the surface.

METHODS, DEVICES, AND APPARATUSES FOR ACTIVITY CLASSIFICATION USING TEMPORAL SCALING OF TIME-REFERENCED FEATURES

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130035893

Components, methods, and apparatuses are provided that may be used to obtain a plurality of time-referenced features extracted from signals received from one or more inertial sensors of a mobile device, wherein the time-referenced features are provided according to heterogeneous time scales. The time-referenced features are combined over a decision window to infer an activity of a user co-located with the mobile device.

I2C ISOLATED, BIDIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH ISOLATED DOMAIN CURRENT SOURCE PULL-UPS

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130036247

This disclosure describes a circuit implementation providing the functions necessary to implement an isolated I 2 C bidirectional port. The technique implements a current source as a pull up device on at least one side of the isolation system. The circuit manages and communicates bidirectional data across an isolation barrier. A method of communicating bidirectional signals and an I 2 C acknowledge (ACK) or clock stretching through an isolation channel is disclosed.

SAMPLE ANALYZER

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130034466

A measuring section 2 is provided with a rotatable reaction table 200 for rapidly starting the measurement of a new sample even when an abnormal operation has stopped the measurement operations of many cuvettes. A controller 4 detects a residual cuvette remaining on the reaction table 200 when a measurement start instruction is received. When a residual cuvette is present, the controller 4 determines whether the residual cuvette will cause interference, and when the residual cuvette will not cause interference, sets the new sample on the reaction table 200, rotates the reaction table 200 and sequentially processes the cuvettes. In conjunction therewith, when a residual cuvette is moved to the end position C56, the liquid is aspirated and discarded through a discarding port W via a drain unit 282.

RADIOMETERS FOR MEASURING CIRCUMSOLAR PROFILES

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130032705

The invention in some aspects relates to radiometers and related methods of use. In some aspects of the invention, methods are provided for determining a circumsolar profiles at external locations of interest, e.g., at a solar power generation system installation site.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASUREMENT FOR INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE COORDINATION IN RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130033998

A wireless communication system and, more specifically, a measurement method and apparatus for inter-cell interference coordination in a wireless communication system are disclosed. Herein, a method for supporting measurement of a User Equipment (UE) by a first base station in a wireless communication system includes the steps of acquiring information of downlink subframe configuration of a second base station, determining measurement objects of downlink resource of the first base station based on the downlink subframe configuration of the second base station; transmitting information of the measurement objects to the UE, and receiving measurement result for the measurement objects from the UE.

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130034541

A composition including lactoferrin and immunoglobulin, wherein the composition does not substantially include one or more of the following proteins: lactoperoxidase, lactoglobulin, albumin.

Polypeptides Having Cellobiohydrolase 1 Activity and Polynucleotides Encoding Same

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130034890

The present invention relates to polypeptides having cellobiohydrolase I activity and polynucleotides having a nucleotide sequence which encodes for the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the nucleic acid constructs as well as methods for producing and using the polypeptides.

Navigation Device and Control Method Thereof

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130035854

A navigation device and a control method thereof are disclosed. The navigation device control method includes the steps of using a display unit to display at least one road map thereon; using a processing unit to determine whether a moving speed of the navigation device is larger than a speed threshold value; and if the moving speed of the navigation device is larger than the speed threshold value, the processing unit controlling the display unit to adjust a manner in which the road map is displayed on the display unit.

Technique for identifying association variables

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130035864

During a method, an apparatus determines patterns of occurrence of compound variables based on a set of mathematical interactions and patterns of occurrence of a set of biological variables of a group of life forms. Then, the apparatus calculates statistical relationships corresponding to a pattern of occurrence of a trait in the group of life forms and the patterns of occurrence of the compound variables. Moreover, the apparatus determines numbers of occurrences of biological variables that were used to determine compound variables in at least a statistically significant subset of the compound variables, and determines numbers of different mathematical interactions that were used to determine the compound variables in the subset of the compound variables for the biological variables that are associated with the corresponding numbers of occurrences. Next, the apparatus identifies one or more of the biological variables as one or more association variables based on the numbers of occurrences and the numbers of different mathematical interactions.

ELECTRON EMITTING SOURCE AND SUBSTRATE FOR THIN FILM GROWTH

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130032778

The SrTiO 3 buffer layer is formed by lamination of the Sr 2+ O 2 layer and the Ti 4+ O 2 4 layer. The surface of the buffer layer is terminated with the Ti 4+ O 2 4 layer. On the buffer layer, a LaAlO 3 thin film layer is formed. The thin film layer includes a La 3+ O 2 layer and an Al 3+ O 2 4 layer alternately laminated in order on the SrTiO 3 buffer layer.

METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130034534

A method for treatment of patients with cystic fibrosis by providing an inhalable aerosol comprising a mucolytic compound (dornase alpha) administered into a patient's lungs according to a specific treatment protocol setting comprising a mucolytic drug containing aerosol having particles with a predetermined mass medial aerodynamic diameter (MMAD) delivered predominantly to a peripheral lungs using a nebulizing system able to administer said aerosol with overpressure and under controlled breathing conditions.

NON-INVASIVE METHOD FOR DIAGNOSIS OF PROSTATE CANCER

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130035250

The present invention relates on a non-invasive method for diagnosing prostate cancer and/or assessing the risk of a subject acquiring prostate cancer comprising the analysis of the expression of the marker gene hepsin in an urine sample. It further relates on a non-invasive method for diagnosing prostate cancer and/or assessing the risk of a subject acquiring prostate cancer by determining the expression levels of the marker genes hepsin, EZH2, prostein and PCA3.

Processes of Producing a Fermentation Product

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130034883

The invention relates to a process of process of producing a fermentation product, comprising: liquefying a starch-containing material to dextrins with an alpha-amylase in the presence of a GH61 polypeptide; saccharifying the dextrins to a sugar with a glucoamylase; and fermenting the sugar using a fermenting organism.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADIABATIC METHANE CONVERSION

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130032762

There is herein described a process and apparatus for hydrocarbon conversion. More particularly, there is described a process and apparatus for adiabatic methane conversion into synthetic gas (i.e. syngas).

RECONFIGURABLE LEAK TESTING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130031961

A reconfigurable leak testing system includes a leak testing station, an off-shuttle disposed adjacent to the leak testing station, and a fixture cartridge that is translatable between the off-shuttle and the leak testing station. The fixture cartridge is configured to selectively couple with the leak testing station and includes an upper fixture, a lower fixture, and a plurality of actuatable testing features. The fixture cartridge is configured to receive a part between the upper fixture and lower fixture, and the plurality of actuatable testing features are configured to contact the received part to create a closed volume adjacent the part, wherein the closed volume may be pressurized via a pressurized fluid, and examined for leaks.

CUSHIONING MECHANISM OF A TREADMILL

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130035214

A cushioning mechanism of a treadmill is interposed with an auxiliary plate between a base frame and the running board. The cushioning mechanism 20 includes two hanging support pieces, two hanging swing pieces, and a flexible elastic element. When the running board is subject to a downward force and sinks, the flexible elastic element will be pulled and expanded externally. When the external force is eliminated, the running board will be returned back to its original position by the self-restoring ability of the flexible elastic element. In this way, an expected and optimal cushioning effect is achieved.

POLYURETHANE DISPERSIONS FOR SEALING THE TEATS OF THE MAMMARY GLANDS IN MILKING ANIMALS

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130035235

The present invention relates to aqueous polyurethane dispersions for sealing teats of animal mammary glands.

PALLETS FOR THE HANDLING OF GOODS, PROCESSES FOR MANUFACTURING PALLETS AND METHODS OF USING PALLETS IN THE HANDLING OF GOODS

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130032507

Processes, a pallet (10) and a pallet system are provided for the handling of goods. The pallet (10) includes a main body (12) defining a load deck (16) and feet (18) and the main body (12) is suitable to be used as a pallet for applications such as light duty, one-way transport of goods. The pallet (10) further includes a bottom accessory (14) that can be attached to the feet (18) of the main body (12) to form beams (44,46) extending between the feet (18) to convert the main body (12) into pallet (10) that is suitable for use in heavy duty applications such as in pallet pools. The main body (12) and bottom accessory (14) are each configured to allow them to be nested, when not attached to each other. The processes of the invention include using the main body (12) to transport goods from manufacturers and then attaching the bottom accessory (14) to the main body (12) to form a pallet (10) for use in a pallet pool. The pallet system includes a variety of attachments that can be attached to the main body (12) and/or the accessory (14) and can be removed, as necessary.

AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF VALET MODE FOR SMART ENTRY SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130033361

A key fob assembly includes a mechanical key, a key fob, a control in the key fob, Hall effect switches in the key fob, and magnets associated with the mechanical key. The mechanical key is configured to cooperate with a mechanical lock. The key fob is configured to selectively connect with the mechanical key. The control in the key fob is for transmitting wireless signals to a vehicle to actuate components on the vehicle. The Hall effect switches in the key fob are each in electrical communication with the control. At least one of the Hall effect switches changes an operating state based on detecting a positive magnetic field and at least one other Hall effect switch changes an operating state based on detecting a negative magnetic field. Respective poles of the magnets are disposed such that connection of the mechanical key with the key fob in a storage position aligns the poles of the magnets with respective Hall effect switches for changing the operating state of the respective Hall effect switches.

Cooling Signal Device For Use In An Absorbent Article

Pub Date: 2013-02-07

Pub Number: US20130034719

A signal device includes a signal composite made with a coextruded film having at least two layers, a polymer skin layer and a stimulation layer. The stimulation layer includes a cooling agent and a polymer binder. The stimulation layer may be about 50 to 98 percent by weight of the signal composite. The signal device may be used in an absorbent article to provide a cooling sensation after a body-fluid insult has taken place.