Total 8172 patents for "2013-02-28"

DYNAMIC ADDRESS CHANGE OPTIMIZATIONS

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130054933

A method of setting an address of a component that includes determining a characterization value associated with a consumable, calculating a number of address change operations based upon the characterization value, and setting a last address generated from the number of address change operations as the new address of the component, wherein the characterization value is determined based upon a usage of the consumable.

Method and system for retrieving diagnostic information

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130054082

A system, method, and apparatus for retrieving trouble codes from a motor vehicle and retrieving only relevant diagnostic information relative to the returned codes from one or more remote diagnostic libraries. An electronic diagnostic library contains generalized diagnostic vehicle information tagged with trouble code identification ID's at a first location, and a diagnostic tool at a second location requests only relevant diagnostic information from the electronic library that is tagged with trouble code identification ID's corresponding to the retrieved trouble codes. The diagnostic tool receives the specific diagnostic vehicle information at the first location and may store the specific vehicle information locally prior to displaying an index to the information to a repair technician.

WAVELENGTH CONVERTERS FOR SOLID STATE LIGHTING DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130050810

Wavelength converters for solid state lighting devices, and associated systems and methods. A system in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a solid state radiative semiconductor structure having a first region and a second region. The first region is positioned to receive radiation at a first wavelength and has a first composition and an associated first bandgap energy. The second region is positioned adjacent to the first region to receive energy from the first region and emit radiation at a second wavelength different than the first wavelength. The second region has a second composition different than the first composition, and an associated second bandgap energy that is less than the first bandgap energy.

OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE TECHNOLOGIES

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130047827

Methods are disclosed for neutralizing weapons carried on a person or in a vehicle. This is accomplished using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. The information in this abstract is not meant to limit the scope of the claims in any way.

AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF AUDIO COMPRESSION PARAMETERS

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130054251

For a media clip that includes audio content, a novel method for performing dynamic range compression of the audio content is presented. The method performs an analysis of the audio content. Based on the analysis of the audio content, the method generates a setting for an audio compressor that compresses the dynamic range of the audio content. The generated setting includes a set of audio compression parameters that include a noise gating threshold parameter (noise gate), a dynamic range compression threshold parameter (threshold), and a dynamic range compression ratio parameter (ratio).

IDENTIFIER GENERATION FOR VISUAL BEACON

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130048707

A visual beacon, such as a Quick Response (QR) code or other type of artificial visual beacon is identified based on a coarse position and content information, and optionally, the type of the visual beacon. For example, position may be based on latitude and longitude, e.g., from a satellite positioning system, or the CellID from a cellular network. The content information may be based on a sampling of the content before or after decoding. The content information may alternatively be all of the decoded content or an image of the visual beacon. Thus, for example, a mobile platform may generate a visual beacon identifier using the position and content information, which is transmitted to a navigation assistance server. The server can access and transmit to the mobile platform a navigation assistance message associated with the visual beacon identifier. If no visual beacon identifier is found, the server may enter the information.

COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL ELEMENT

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130052406

A composite structural element is provided with a hollow spine member of metal or alloy, and a surrounding member of plastic material around the spine member. The spine member includes at least one lengthwise shaped member and at least one lengthwise rib. The structural element can accommodate thermal expansion or contraction to prevent itself from breaking.

SECRET INFORMATION LEAKAGE PREVENTION SYSTEM, SECRET INFORMATION LEAKAGE PREVENTION METHOD AND SECRET INFORMATION LEAKAGE PREVENTION PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130055359

Provided is a system in which two or more clients, each including an application program that transmits a network access request, and a server are able to communicate, wherein at least one client includes first control means for controlling the access request transmitted to the server, based on a security level assigned to the application program, and the server includes second control means for determining whether the first control means has been introduced to the client that has transmitted the access request, authorizing the access request when the determination result is positive, and controlling the access request based on a security level assigned to an access target when the determination result is negative.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING REDUNDANT WORD LINES AND REDUNDANT BIT LINES

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130051160

Disclosed herein is a device that includes a memory cell array having short and long sides, a row decoder, a row fuse circuit, a column decoder and a column fuse circuit. The row decoder, the row fuse circuit and the column fuse circuit are arranged along the long side of the memory cell array. The column decoder is arranged along the short side of the memory cell array.

NAVIGATION SYSTEM, METHOD OF POSITION ESTIMATION AND METHOD OF PROVIDING NAVIGATION INFORMATION

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130054130

A hybrid-computing navigation system worn by a user includes a modified motion sensor group which includes 9-axis or 10-axis motion sensors that are built-in, and a host device configured for providing navigation information, in which the modified motion sensor group is worn on the user so that a moving direction of the user is the same as a heading direction calculated from the modified motion sensor group. The modified motion sensor group provides step counting and absolute orientation in yaw, roll and pitch using a sensor fusion technique. The navigation system further includes at least one wireless sensor at wifi hot spot to perform sensor fusion for obtaining an absolute position of an estimated position of the user. Sensor fusion combining with location map are used to perform location map matching and fingerprinting. A method of position estimation of a user using the navigation system is also disclosed.

NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING EXOGENOUS VITAMIN K2

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130052274

Nutritional compositions and methods of making and using the nutritional compositions are provided. In a general embodiment, the present disclosure provides a nutritional composition including exogenous vitamin K2. The nutritional compositions may further include an additional component selected from the group consisting of phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, manganese, calcium, vitamin D, osteopontin and combinations thereof.

NUCLEIC ACID AND CORRESPONDING PROTEIN NAMED 158P1D7 USEFUL IN THE TREATMENT AND DETECTION OF BLADDER AND OTHER CANCERS

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130052667

The invention described herein relates to novel nucleic acid sequences and their encoded proteins, referred to as 158P1D7 and variants thereof, and to diagnostic and therapeutic methods and compositions useful in the management of various cancers that express 158P1D7 and variants thereof.

GOLF BALL POLYURETHANE COMPOSITION AND GOLF BALL

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130053175

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball polyurethane composition excellent in resilience. Another object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball excellent in a shot feeling and resilience. The present invention provides a golf ball polyurethane composition comprising, as a resin component, a polyurethane elastomer including a polyisocyanate with at least two alicyclic hydrocarbon structures having 3 or more carbon atoms as a constituting component, and having a storage modulus E (Pa) and a loss modulus E (Pa) satisfying a following expression;

AUTOMATIC ANALYSIS OF SECURITY RELATED INCIDENTS IN COMPUTER NETWORKS

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130055399

Solutions for responding to security-related incidents in a computer network, including a security server, and a client-side arrangement. The security server includes an event collection module communicatively coupled to the computer network, an event analysis module operatively coupled to the event collection module, and a solution module operatively coupled to the event analysis module. The event collection module is configured to obtain incident-related information that includes event-level information from at least one client computer of the plurality of client computers, the incident-related information being associated with at least a first incident which was detected by that at least one client computer and provided to the event collection module in response to that detection. The event analysis module is configured to reconstruct at least one chain of events causally related to the first incident and indicative of a root cause of the first incident based on the incident-related information. The solution module is configured to formulate at least one recommendation for use by the at least one client computer, the at least one recommendation being based on the at least one chain of events, and including corrective/preventive action particularized for responding to the first incident.

Dynamic Scheduling of In-Band Relay Node Resources

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130051254

A relay node is operated in a communication system wherein the relay node communicates with a communication system node via a first link and communicates with user equipment (UE) via a second link. The relay node detects whether a collision between its own uplink transmission on the first link and receipt of the user's transmission on the second link at a future time instant is expected to occur, wherein the collision will interfere with the relay node's ability to receive the UE's transmission. If so, then, the relay node selects and executes one of a plurality of interference averting measures, selection being based at least in part on what type of information is expected to be transmitted and received on the respective first and second links. First and second interference averting measures comprise refraining from or proceeding with transmission of some information to the communication system node.

Compositions and Methods for Treating Pain

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130052271

The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating pain in mammals. A composition of the invention comprises one or more anti-inflammatory agents and optionally contains one or more anti-oxidants and immune system boosting agents.

FLEX RING BASE

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130048650

A plastic container includes a cylindrical body defining a longitudinal axis. The body has an upper portion, a sidewall portion and a base portion having a base. The base portion defines a radial sidewall and a central inset portion defined inboard of a thinned wall portion formed around at least a portion of the base.

SOYBEAN VARIETY A1026732

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130055442

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated A1026732. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety A1026732. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety A1026732 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety A1026732 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.

ILLUMINATION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130051010

An illumination device includes a plurality of light sources for emitting light and an optical member arranged in front of the light sources to control distribution of the light emitted from the light sources. The optical member includes a plurality of lens portions having storage recess portions formed in alignment with the light sources to accommodate the light sources and a plurality of ribs extending laterally from the lens portions to fix the lens portions to a substrate holding the light sources, each of the lens portions having a light distribution control portion formed in a rear opening edge of each of the storage recess portions to distribute frontward the light emitted from the light sources toward the ribs.

DESULFURIZATION OF HYDROCARBONS BY SOLVENT EXTRACTION

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130048542

A high sulfur content hydrocarbon feedstream is treated by mixing one or more selected solvents with a sulfur-containing feedstream for a predetermined period of time, allowing the mixture to separate and form a sulfur-rich solvent-containing liquid phase and a crude oil phase of substantially lowered sulfur content, and withdrawing the sulfur-rich stream and regenerating the solvent.

IMAGE SCANNING APPARATUS AND METHOD of SCANNING

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130050770

An image scanning apparatus is provided. The image scanning apparatus includes a DLNA apparatus search unit to search at least one DLNA apparatus connectible to the image scanning apparatus, a user interface to select at least one of the searched DLNA apparatus, a communication interface to obtain apparatus information from the selected DLNA apparatus, a search unit to search a scan option based on the obtained apparatus information, a scan unit to generate a scan image by scanning a document according to the searched scan option, and a DLNA stack unit to transmit the generated scan image to the selected DLNA apparatus.

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130049944

A communication method transmits a detection signal including a valve ID, which is a fixed data string, and detection information, which is a variable data string, performs error detection on the received detection signal, and uses the detection information when there is no error. The communication method generates third data corresponding to the detection information in accordance with a predetermined rule to increase redundancy of the detection information, generates computed data by performing an exclusive disjunction logic operation with the valve ID and data including the detection information and the third data, transmits the detection signal that includes the computed data, receives the detection signal, restores the detection information and the third data by performing an exclusive disjunction logical operation with the received detection signal and the computed data, and determines whether the detection information conforms to the third data.

Branch Circuit Power Measurement and Dynamic Power Distribution

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130054981

A mechanism is provided for dynamically changing power caps for a set of powered elements. Current being consumed by the set of powered elements P on a branch circuit is measured and available current on the branch circuit is determined. A new total power cap for a current time period t is identified based on a current total power cap and the measured current. A difference in total power caps (TPC) is determined and, for each powered element p in the set of powered elements P at the current time period, a new power cap PC (p,t) is determined based on the previous power cap PC(p,t1) and the difference of the total power caps to the set of powered elements P. A power cap of each powered element p is then dynamically set to the new power cap PC (p,t).

FIXTURE TO FACILITATE SANDBLASTING OF A CYLINDRICAL OBJECT

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130052920

A fixture for facilitating sandblasting of a generally cylindrical object includes a frame, a rotary table mounted on the frame, and a moveable blast head which can direct a flow of grit onto a cylindrical object mounted on the rotary table. The blast head may be movable vertically so that it can be extended down into the interior of a cylindrical object. The blast head may also be movable in a rotational fashion. Further the blast head may be movable in horizontal directions so that the blast head can be moved relative to a vertically extending cylindrical surface of a cylindrical object mounted on the rotary table. Controlled movements of the rotary table and the blast head allow uniform sandblasting of the cylindrical object.

Techniques for Recovery of Wireless Services Following Power Failures

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130051216

Techniques for managing a wireless network when disruptive events occur are provided. In one aspect, a method for managing a heterogeneous wireless network having at least two classes of nodes is provided. The method includes the following steps. One or more network signaling activities are observed. If the network signaling activities exhibit a behavior that is associated with a power failure affecting at least one of the classes of nodes, network resources for transmission and processing of network signaling associated with one or more other of the classes of nodes are adjusted to accommodate the behavior.

VISUALIZING, NAVIGATING AND INTERACTING WITH AUDIO CONTENT

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130054249

Methods and arrangements for visually representing audio content in a voice application. A display is connected to a voice application, and an image is displayed on the display, the image comprising a main portion and at least one subsidiary portion, the main portion representing a contextual entity of the audio content and the at least one subsidiary portion representing at least one participatory entity of the audio content. The at least one subsidiary portion is displayed without text, and the image is changed responsive to changes in audio content in the voice application.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING INFORMATION IN A BROADCASTING/COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130055051

A method and apparatus are provided for transmitting and receiving information in a broadcasting/communication system. The method includes comparing a number of bits of an information word to be transmitted with a predetermined threshold value; if the number of bits of the information word is less than the predetermined threshold value, determining a first parameter pair; if the number of bits of the information word is not less than the predetermined threshold value, determining a second parameter pair; determining a number of bits to be punctured based on one of the first parameter pair and the second parameter pair; and puncturing the determined number of bits to be punctured, with respect to parity bits of a codeword generated by encoding the information word.

PHARMACEUTICAL-GRADE FERRIC ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, USES THEREOF AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130052261

The present invention discloses a pharmaceutical-grade ferric organic compounds, including ferric citrate, which are soluble over a wider range of pH, and which have a large active surface area. A manufacturing and quality control process for making a pharmaceutical-grade ferric citrate that consistently complies with the established Manufacture Release Specification is also disclosed. The pharmaceutical-grade ferric organic compounds are suitable for treating disorders characterized by elevated serum phosphate levels.

WIRING STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130048358

A wiring structure includes: an insulating film formed over a substrate; a plurality of wirings formed on the insulating film; and an inducing layer, which is formed on the insulating film in a region between the plurality of wirings, a constituent atoms of the wirings are diffused in the inducing layer.

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2013-02-28

Pub Number: US20130050621

The present invention provides a liquid crystal display panel and a display apparatus using the same. The liquid crystal display panel comprises a first substrate, a second substrate and a liquid crystal layer. The liquid crystal layer is formed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The second substrate comprises a second electrode. The second electrode comprises a plurality of elongated electrode elements, and the elongated electrode elements have different extending angles. The liquid crystal display panel is applicable to the display apparatus. The invention can improve the color shift problem of the liquid crystal display panel.