Total 5881 patents for "2013-03-07"

PROCESS FOR PREPARING PELLETS OF POLY(TRIMETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE)

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130056898

The process creates a radial temperature gradient in an extruded strand in a direction normal to the direction of motion thereof (that is, normal to the longitudinal direction thereof) so that upon exiting the first quench region the surface of the strand has solidified while at least the preponderant portion of the interior of the strand remains above the cold crystallization temperature, T cc Then, in the annealing region, heat from the warmer interior will be transferred to the cooler surface, causing the surface to heat up into the range of T cc , thereby inducing the surface to undergo crystallization. Once the surface has undergone crystallization, the strand is thoroughly quenched in a second quench region so that the strand will be ready for pelletization, accumulation or other handling steps.

ELECTROCHROMIC GLAZING WITH SERIES CONNECTED CELLS, AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130057939

An electrochromic glazing containing: a substrate including a layer structure thereon, which contains a first and second electrode layer, between which a first and second electrochemically active layer are situated, which each reversibly incorporate ions, wherein the first active layer contains an electrochromic material and the two active layers are separated from each other by an electrolyte layer, the layer structure being subdivided into series-connected electrochromic cells by a transition zone comprising: a first trench; a second trench; and a third trench between the first and second trenches, wherein the first and second trenches subdivide the first and second electrode layers into first electrode sections electrically insulated from each other and second electrode sections electrically insulated from each other, respectively, and the third trench is filled with an electrically conductive material, by which the first and second electrode sections of the cells adjacent the transition zone are electrically connected.

Assembly of High Fidelity Polynucleotides

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130059761

Methods and apparatus relate to the synthesis of high fidelity polynucleotides and to the reduction of sequence errors generated during synthesis of nucleic acids on a solid support. Specifically, design of support-bound template oligonucleotides is disclosed. Assembly methods include cycles of annealing, stringent wash and extension of polynucleotides comprising a sequence region complementary to immobilized template oligonucleotides. The error free synthetic nucleic acids generated therefrom can be used for a variety of applications, including synthesis of biofuels and value-added pharmaceutical products.

DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130058025

According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display, a circuit substrate, connector terminals, a first cover, a second cover, and a fastening member. The circuit substrate includes a first side and a second side adjacent to the first side, and overlaps a second face of the display. The connector terminals are disposed at a vicinity of each of the first side and the second side. The first cover includes a first opening exposing the connector terminals therethrough, and covers the second face. The second cover includes a linking portion and a noncircular through hole, and covers the first opening across the first side and the second side. The linking portion is positioned in between the first side and the second side. The fastening member is inserted through the through hole so as to fix the second cover, the circuit substrate, and the display.

DECODING APPARATUS, DECODING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130058420

A selector selects one of a standard parameter corresponding to a filter strength contained in input movie image data and an original parameter originally set at the decoding side as a filter parameter to be used. A screen-display filter performs deblocking filtering using the filter parameter selected by the selector on decoded movie image data. A post-filter performs deblocking filtering using the standard parameter and stores the obtained decoded image data in a memory to allow it to be used in inter-frame compensation.

PRE-SEALING UNIT FOR WIRE-CUT ELECTRIC DISCHARGE MACHINE

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130056445

A sealing mechanism is disposed in a lower-arm insertion portion of a working tank of a wire-cut electric discharge machine, and a pre-sealing unit is attached to the sealing mechanism. The pre-sealing unit includes bellows unit and partition unit which surrounds the sealing mechanism from within the working tank. Further, a supply pipe formed with a plurality of openings directed to the sealing mechanism is located at the upper part of the bellows unit, and a working fluid is introduced into the pre-sealing unit through the openings of the supply pipe.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130058665

An image forming apparatus includes: an image bearing member; a development device that includes a developer bearing member in a development position opposite to the image bearing member to develop an electrostatic latent image formed on the image bearing member, the developer bearing member bearing and conveying a developer; a bias applying portion that applies a development bias to the developer bearing member; a recording-material sensing portion that senses a type of a recording material to which a toner image developed by the development device is transferred; and a controller that controls the bias applying portion to apply the development bias that degrades a development characteristic when the recording material has low smoothness, compared to high smoothness, from a sensing result of the recording-material sensing portion.

TRANSPARENT, WEATHER-RESISTANT BARRIER FILM HAVING AN IMPROVED BARRIER EFFECT AND SCRATCH RESISTANCE PROPERTIES

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130059139

The invention relates to the production of a transparent, weather-resistant barrier film by lamination, extrusion lamination (adhesive lamination, melt lamination or hotmelt lamination) or extrusion coating. The film can also contain a scratch-resistant coating. For this purpose, two or more transparent film composites, which consist in each case of two externally disposed polyolefin or polyester layers which are in each case inorganically coated and glued to the inorganic layer on the inside, are connected to each other. Said composite is laminated with a weather-resistant, transparent film (e.g. PMMA or PMMA polyolefin coextrudate or PMMA polyester coextrudate). The inorganic oxide layers have the property of a high optical transparency while having at the same time a good barrier effect against water vapour and oxygen while the PMMA layer exhibits weather resistance stability.

WIRING METHOD AND WIRING SYSTEM FOR STRUCTURES

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130057062

A unitized wiring portion (wiring unit) has a hard pipe member, a wire provided in the pipe member, and outside wiring connectors connected at each end of the wire. A plurality of wiring units are prepared in advance wherein wiring units are divided into multiple groups having different length of wires and so on. The wiring units are arranged in a structure (e.g. a vehicle body) and the outside wiring connectors are connected to each other to form a wiring network. The wiring units are fixed to frame and/or reinforcing members to thereby increase mechanical strength of the structure.

SUBSEA TEST TREE CONTROL SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130056219

A subsea test tree control system provides operational control and power to subsea test tree equipment located within a subsea riser without an in riser umbilical to supply additional power to the subsea test tree control system. The subsea test tree control system includes a subsea horizontal subsea tree landed on a subsea wellhead, and a subsea control module communicatively coupled to the horizontal subsea tree. A subsea test tree stack is landed through the riser in the horizontal subsea tree. A subsea control module communication line extends through the horizontal subsea tree to terminate at a bore of the horizontal subsea tree proximate to the tubing hanger, and a riser string communication line communicatively couples to the subsea control module communication line to provide operational power and control the subsea test tree stack. Intervention workover control system umbilicals may bypass the subsea control module and directly connect to the subsea control module communication line.

Method And Apparartus for Breaking Tablets or Pills

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130056511

A method and apparatus for breaking tablets or pills into separate, generally equal sized portions. A container for the tablets has a surface with an elongated, generally straight, raised ridge member extending along the container surface. A tablet or pill is placed on the topmost surface of the raised ridge with the outer tablet edges extending along the container surface. A tablet or pill is placed on the topmost surface of the raised ridge with the outer tablet edges extending outwardly beyond the raised ridge and spaced above the container surface. Generally equal forces are simultaneously exerted downwardly on the outer tablet edges urging the outer edges downwardly toward the container surface breaking the tablet into two generally equally sized tablet portions.

MECHANICAL JOINT RESTRAINT WITH PIPE GRIP RING ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130056980

A mechanical joint restraint including a clamping ring for pressing against a seal of an annular flange, the clamping ring having an annular lip, a pipe grip ring assembly including a yoke with a pair of transverse fastener receiving members, one or more transverse fasteners for fastening the transverse fastener receiving members to one another, and a plurality of grip elements, tightenable against an outer surface of a pipe, wherein the annular inner surfaces of the yoke include adjoining abutment surfaces that form an acute angle, and the grip elements have a wedge shape that is received in and abuts against the adjoining abutment surfaces and one of the abutment surfaces has an extension which is an annular lip that fits over and abuts against the annular lip of the clamping ring.

LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, LIGHTING DEVICE, AND HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUND

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130060033

Provided is a novel heterocyclic compound which has excellent heat resistance and can be used as a host material for a light-emitting substance (a substance emitting fluorescence or a substance emitting phosphorescence). A light-emitting element includes a heterocyclic compound which includes one dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline ring, one ring having a hole-transport skeleton, and two to eight benzene rings. Note that in the above structure, the molecular weight of the heterocyclic compound is greater than or equal to 564 and less than or equal to 1000.

AUTOMATIC LIQUID STOP BAG WITH BENT PORTION

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130056492

An automatic liquid stop bag with a bending portion comprises: two outer films, two inner films, a storage area, a discharge channel, a bent portion, an inlet, an outlet and a tear portion. The storage area is formed by coupling the two outer films by hot sealing. The two inner films are disposed between the two outer films and coupled the two inner films by heat sealing to form a discharge channel or the discharge channel is coupled to the two inner films by heat sealing and formed between the two inner films, and the internal sides of the two inner films are not coupled to form the inlet and outlet, and the tear portion is formed at an edge of the two inner films and the two outer films and separated from the two inner films to expose the outlet of the discharge channel.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS SUPPORTING PEER-TO-PEER CONNECTION AND METHOD OF MANAGING ADDRESS BOOK THEREOF

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130057908

A method of managing an address book of an image forming apparatus that supports a peer-to-peer (P2P) connection includes connecting the image forming apparatus to an external wireless device in the P2P connection method through a wireless local area network (WLAN); operating a soft access point (AP) module of the image forming apparatus so that the image forming apparatus operates as an AP; allocating an internet protocol (IP) address to the wireless device by driving a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server unit (DHCP server) of the image forming apparatus; and registering the wireless device connected to the image forming apparatus in the address book, which stores wireless devices that are connectable to the image forming apparatus, with the allocated IP address.

EXPOSURE APPARATUS, EXPOSURE METHOD, DEVICE-MANUFACTURING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130057837

An exposure apparatus capable of suppressing the occurrence of exposure defects is provided. The exposure apparatus exposes a substrate with exposure light via a liquid. The exposure apparatus includes an optical member having an emission surface from which exposure light is emitted; a substrate holding apparatus including a first holding portion that releasably holds the lower surface of the substrate, a first surface that defines an aperture in which the substrate can be disposed and that is disposed around the upper surface of the substrate in a state where the substrate is held on the first holding portion, and a first space portion that is in communication with a gap between the upper surface of the substrate and the first surface; a drive apparatus that moves the substrate holding apparatus in a state where an immersion space is formed with the liquid between the optical member and at least one of the upper surface of the substrate and the first surface; a suction port through which fluid in the first space portion is suctioned; and a control apparatus that sets a suction force of the suction port in at least a part of a first period in which exposure of the substrate is executed so as to be smaller than a suction force of the suction port in a second period in which exposure of the substrate is not executed.

Techniques Providing Metal Gate Devices with Multiple Barrier Layers

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130056836

A semiconductor device with a metal gate is disclosed. An exemplary semiconductor device with a metal gate includes a semiconductor substrate, source and drain features on the semiconductor substrate, a gate stack over the semiconductor substrate and disposed between the source and drain features. The gate stack includes a HK dielectric layer formed over the semiconductor substrate, a plurality of barrier layers of a metal compound formed on top of the HK dielectric layer, wherein each of the barrier layers has a different chemical composition; and a stack of metals gate layers deposited over the plurality of barrier layers.

OPTICAL NETWORK UNIT, METHOD FOR PROCESSING DATA IN AN OPTICAL NETWORK AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130058653

An optical network unit has a tunable laser. The tunable laser is tunable such that a point-to-point connection to another optical network unit is established via an optical fiber. There is also provided a method for processing data in an optical network and a corresponding communication system. The tunable laser can be adjusted based on a detected collision, and a frequency grid can be supplied from a centralized component.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HELICAL CUTTING OF A TUBULAR FILM

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130055537

A method of helically cutting a tubular film of thermoplastic material, in which a film in lay flat form, discharged from a reel, is brought to rotate around the middle axis of the film by means of rotating unwind devices, and while the rotating tube proceeds over the mandrel it is cut to non-tubular form by a knife, the position of which is fixed in relation to the surroundings, and the cut film is taken off from the mandrel, characterized in that the inflated film while being forwarded towards the mandrel or while it passes the upstream end of the mandrel, or both, is supported by driven support means placed around the outside of the tubular film, the movement of the support means being adapted to fit with the combined rotation and forwarding movement of the film.

HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE WITH FASTENER

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130056192

An exemplary heat dissipation device includes a conductive plate and a fastener. The fastener includes a fastening element and a spring coiled around the fastening element. The fastening element includes a pole portion, a head portion, and an engaging portion. The conductive plate has a through hole defined therein. An inner face defining the through hole includes a first face and a second face which have different curvatures. A flange protrudes from a circumference of the pole portion adjacent to the engaging portion. The structure of the flange matches the configuration of the through hole. After the flange extends through the through hole from a side of the conductive plate, the flange is rotated an angle and buckled at another opposite side of the conductive plate. The spring is compressed between the head portion and the conductive plate.

IMAGE RESOLUTION ENHANCING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISPLAY PANEL

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130058572

An image resolution enhancing device and method for a display panel are provided. The image resolution enhancing method includes the following steps. Enlarge the image resolution of a first image to obtain a second image. Shrink the image resolution of the second image to obtain a third image. Implement a subtraction operation on the first image and the third image, so as to obtain a difference image. Enlarge the image resolution of the difference image to obtain an enhancing image. Implement an addition operation on the enhancing image and the second image, so as to obtain a fourth image with high image resolution.

SEAT ARRANGEMENT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A RAIL GUIDE FOR A VEHICLE SEAT

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130057014

A seat arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a vehicle seat that can be shifted in the longitudinal and transverse direction. A rail guide has a guide component fixedly anchored to the seat or vehicle and a guide rail fixedly anchored to the vehicle or seat along which the guide component is rail-guide. An installation section has a locking device that is moved from a release position in which the guide component is guided along the installation section or introduced into the installation section, into a locked position, in which the installation section is locked relative to the guide component by the locking device.

Column Domain Dictionary Compression

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130060780

In column domain dictionary compression, column values in one or more columns are tokenized by a single dictionary. The domain of the dictionary is the entire set of columns. A dictionary may not only map a token to a tokenized value, but also to a count (token count) of the number of occurrences of the token and corresponding tokenized value in the dictionary's domain. Such information may be used to compute queries on the base table.

TRANSMITTING DATA INCLUDING PIECES OF DATA

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130060882

A method and system for transmitting data including pieces of data. The method includes the steps of: placing a piece of data on at least one cache memory; and sending a signal indicating a presence of the piece of data on the cache memory to at least one client, where at least one of the steps is carried out by a computer device.

CONNECTION TERMINAL AND CONNECTION JIG

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130057308

Provided is a connection terminal that maintains an approximately circular shape before or after a cylindrical part is fixed by resistance welding. The connection terminal used for a connection jig interconnecting target points includes a small-diameter conductive part and a large-diameter cylindrical part disposed to surround the small-diameter conductive part. The small-diameter conductive part has a front end protruding from a front end of the large-diameter cylindrical part. A part of the small-diameter conductive part is joined to a part of the large-diameter cylindrical part. A cutout part is formed in a part of a strip portion around an axis of the cylindrical part that at least includes the portion of the large-diameter cylindrical part which is joined to the small-diameter conductive part.

ROBOT CELL APPARATUS AND PRODUCTION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130055560

Provided is a robot cell apparatus in which a cooperatively operable area for a pair of robot arms can be widened and which has an excellent workability. The present invention includes a table with a plane having a quadrangular shape in plan view, a workpiece being placed on the plane. Proximal ends of robot arms are respectively fixed to two corners at diagonal positions among four corners of the plane of the table. A cooperatively operable area in which the pair of robot arms are cooperatively operable is formed in a space above the plane of the table.

BAG MAKING AND PACKAGING MACHINE

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130059709

A bag making and packaging machine forms a first transverse seal portion in a packaging material formed in a tubular shape, fills the packaging material with articles, thereafter further forms a second transverse seal portion to make a bag, and allows the bag to fall, and is equipped with a vibrating mechanism. The first transverse seal portion is formed in a direction perpendicular to a conveyance direction of the packaging material. The vibrating mechanism tilts the packaging material to an outer side of a fall path of the bag and vibrates the packaging material after the packaging material has been filled with the articles and before the second transverse seal portion is formed.

PAD WITH FOAM AND FABRIC

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130059115

A pad includes a fabric, a first foam layer and a second foam layer. The second foam layer is located beneath the fabric and has multiple holes defined through the top and the bottom thereof. The second foam layer has a recessed area defined in the top thereof and a path is in communication with the recessed area and the underside of the second foam layer. The fabric is engaged with the recessed area and a periphery of the fabric extends through the path and is located at the underside of the second foam layer. The underside of the fabric that is located at the underside of the second foam layer and the underside of the second foam layer located corresponding to the recessed area are securely connected to a top of the first foam layer.

MOBILE BACKUP POWER SUPPLY DEVICE WITH A HUB'S FUNCTIONS INTEGRATED

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130057068

A mobile backup power supply device includes a Hub with not less than one input port connected to a computer's power supply or an external electric power source and not less than an output port connected to an electronic device, both of which fulfill data transmission management by means of a Hub control structure in order to deliver a Hub's functions; an electricity storage device inside the Hub which can be either primary batteries or secondary batteries and connected to a charge control structure used to link an external electric power source for the purpose of matching secondary batteries' characteristics during charge; a power management structure between the electricity storage device and the out port which is able to detect and automatically adjust electricity required by an external electronic device in order to stably and uniformly transmit electricity to an electronic device from the electricity storage device.

METHOD FOR PREDICTION, DETECTION, MONITORING, ANALYSIS AND ALERTING OF SEIZURES AND OTHER POTENTIALLY INJURIOUS OR LIFE-THREATENING STATES

Pub Date: 2013-03-07

Pub Number: US20130060167

The present invention provides a method for predicting seizures and for detecting seizures, and other potentially injurious or life-threatening events, optionally in conjunction with a mobile device. In an embodiment, a portable device provides epilepsy seizure prediction, detection, monitoring, analysis and alerting for epilepsy patients or other people afflicted with seizures. In an embodiment, the portable device may alert and communicate information to health care providers, caregivers and family members, emergency services, and the like. Collected data may be reviewed and analyzed for use in developing specific criteria for predicting and detecting seizures and other potentially injurious or life-threatening events.