Total 7696 patents for "2013-09-26"

ADVANCED INTERCOOLING AND RECYCLING IN CO2 ABSORPTION

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130251601

The present invention relates to a gas purification system for removal of acidic gases from a gas stream. The system comprises an absorption unit arranged for receiving a gas stream and contacting it with a wash solution stream and a cooling unit in fluid communication with the absorption unit. The cooling unit receives wash solution enriched with acidic gases from a first withdrawal level of said absorption unit, cools the enriched wash solution, and provides cooled, enriched wash solution to a first reintroduction level of the absorption unit upstream of the withdrawal level. The ratio of withdrawn wash solution is 10-90% of the total wash solution stream.

Packaging Container

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130251289

The packaging container includes a bag assembly having first and second sealing sections formed at two opposite sides of four sides, and a third sealing section where one side of the remaining two sides is a folding line, wherein the one remaining side is opened. The opened side is joined together in a state in which an object is placed inside the bag assembly, a fourth sealing section is formed at an angle substantially orthogonal to the third sealing section, a pair of first and second triangles with the fourth sealing section as the shared bottom side are formed, and a pair of third and fourth triangles with the third sealing section as the shared bottom side are formed. The first and second sealing sections located on the vertical lines of the first and second triangles are used as an unsealing guide for tearing.

Method and System for Supplying Power to USB Device

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130254580

The present invention relates to the field of terminal technologies, and discloses a method and a system for supplying power to a USB device. The power supplying method includes: when a power supplying state of the host changes, automatically switching a power supplying manner for the USB device; when an electric quantity of the USB device is low, performing comprehensive analysis on power supplying state information of the USB device and the host according to a rule set by a monitoring program, selecting a proper power supplying manner and implementing dynamic switching of the power supplying manner. According to the present invention, the power supplying manner may be dynamically switched in a case that a connection is not broken, which ensures electricity supply to the USB device in a case that endurance of the host itself is ensured.

REPLACEMENT HEART VALVE

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130253642

A replacement heart valve, including a securing device and a non-return valve, the securing device including a resiliently deformable material adapted to adopt collapsed and non-collapsed configurations, the resiliently deformable material having a memory such that it returns to the non-collapsed configuration when not held under tension, whereby the valve is adapted to be secured within the valve annulus. Also featured is a method for replacing a heart valve and a kit, which use this replacement heart valve.

STATOR FOR AN ELECTRIC MOTOR OF A WASHING MACHINE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130249327

A stator for an electric motor that includes a plurality of stacked laminations and a polymeric shell coupled to the plurality of laminations. Each lamination includes an annular plate having a plurality of notches defined therein. Each notch has an end positioned between the side walls of the annular plate. A plurality of teeth extend from one side wall of the annular plate. Each lamination includes a first slot defined at the first end of each notch and a second slot spaced apart from the first slot, the first slots of the laminations are aligned to define a first plurality of passageways, the second slots of the laminations are aligned to define a second plurality of passageways, and the polymeric shell includes a plurality of support beams that extend through the first plurality of passageways and the second plurality of passageways.

GUIDE WIRE WITH CORE HAVING WELDED WIRE SEGMENTS

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130253374

An intravascular guide wire having two core materials joined together without the use of a connector tube or sleeve, the core materials being stainless steel and psuedoelastic metal alloy, nitinol. The core materials are joined to each other through an intermediate transition piece made essentially of nickel, which is welded on either side to the two core materials. In a multi-segment intravascular guide wire, discrete, high modulus and medium modulus core portions of different materials are welded to a shapeable, low modulus distal core portion made of a third material having a flattened, shapeable section at a most distal end that is not welded to but made from the distal core portion, so the flattened, shapeable section can be deformed to create a steerable tip. Processes such as simultaneous resistance and friction welding can be used to join the core portions.

TAMPER RESISTANT DOSAGE FORMS

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130251799

The present invention relates to pharmaceutical dosage forms, for example to a tamper resistant dosage form including an opioid analgesic, and processes of manufacture, uses, and methods of treatment thereof.

CONTAINER, CONTAINER BLANK, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130248540

This invention provides a self-supporting container (10; 110; 210; 310) having at least one wall (36; 336), a base (52; 152; 252; 352) and a top (50; 350). The top has a closable spout (54) whereby the container is suitable for storing and transporting materials such as a drinks and other liquids. The wall is made of plastics material and includes at least one wall air chamber (26; 226; 326). The base has at least one base air chamber (84, 86), the at least one base air chamber having a dimension (2d) which is greater than a dimension (w) of the base whereby the base of the container is concave. The concave shape of the base makes the container more stable in use. There is also provided a blank for making the container, and a method of manufacturing the container blank.

DEVICE FOR INSPECTING THE RINGS AND NECKS OF CONTAINERS

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130247404

A device for inspecting rings and necks of containers includes a movable element with an outer gauge for checking the outside of the ring of the containers, and an inner gauge for checking the inside of the ring and neck of the containers. The movable element includes a system for measuring the position of the movable element relative to the frame, a system for detecting contact between the inner gauge and the container, a system for detecting contact between the outer gauge and the container, and a processing unit for determining, on the basis of the measurements of the position of the movable element and of the instances of contact between the gauges and the container, whether or not the size of the rings and/or necks of the containers are acceptable, and the types of defects for the containers whereof the sizes of the rings and/or necks are not acceptable.

CALIBRATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR 3D POSITION/DIRECTION ESTIMATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130253869

Provided is a calibration apparatus and method of a three-dimensional (3D) position and direction estimation system. The calibration apparatus may receive inertia information and intensity information during a predetermined period of time, may calculate distances between a transmitter and the respective receivers, and may calibrate a signal attenuation characteristic of each receiver using the distances between the transmitter and the respective receivers.

Alternating Current Input Voltage Detection Circuit

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130253865

An alternating current input voltage detection circuit comprises: a first voltage waveform detection circuit that detects a voltage waveform of one alternating current input terminal of the diode rectification circuit, based on a reference potential of the device; a second voltage waveform detection circuit that detects a voltage waveform of the other alternating current input terminal of the diode rectification circuit, based on the reference potential of the device, and a voltage waveform generation circuit that: calculates a first detection voltage waveform, which is output from the first voltage waveform detection circuit, and a second detection voltage waveform, which is output from the second voltage waveform detection circuit; generates a voltage waveform signal, in which waveform distortions generated in the first detection voltage waveform and the second detection voltage waveform are eliminated; and outputs the voltage waveform signal as the voltage detection signal.

CENTRALISER

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130248207

A centraliser is disclosed for an oil, gas or water well, the centraliser having a body, and the body having a bore with an axis, the bore being configured to receive a tubular to be centraliser, the body having at least one resilient device configured to extend radially from the axis of the bore, wherein the body has at least one collar member extending radially inwards from the centraliser body adjacent to an end of the body. The collar can be formed separately from the body and attached subsequently, so that the body and the resilient device can optionally be formed in a single stamping or forming step from a single sheet of resilient material. The collars (typically at each end) are typically fixed co-axially in the bore so as to be resistant to axial movement of the collar member within the bore relative to the body of the centraliser, and can be retained in the body by radially extending a lip formed by forcing material at the ends of the body radially inwards into the bore to retain the collar. The body is typically adapted to receive within the bore at least one anchoring device for connection to the tubular, and the anchoring device is configured to engage the collar member within the bore of the body so that relative movement of the centraliser and the tubular is restricted once the anchoring device is fixed to the tubular and the anchoring device engages the collar member. A method of centralising a tubular in a borehole for an oil, gas or water well, and a method of making a centraliser for centralising a tubular in an oil, gas or water well are also disclosed.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT REVIEW

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130253948

A method of medical treatment review. The method can include the steps of receiving patient data into a patient database in which the patient data at least includes a diagnosis of the patient and providing one or more treatment protocols for the patient for selection by a treating provider in which the treatment protocols are pre-approved for the patient diagnosis. The method can also include the steps of analyzing a selection of a treatment protocol by the treating provider and generating an authorization of the selected treatment protocol based on predefined criteria. Generating the authorization of the selected treatment protocol can include generating the authorization without any peer review if the selected protocol meets the predefined criteria or generating the authorization following peer review if the selected protocol does not meet the predefined criteria.

METHOD AND DEVICE TO AUTOMATICALLY UPDATE A COMPUTER SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130254756

In a method and device to automatically update a computer system, such as a controller for industrial systems, which has multiple components, at least one component of the computer system to be updated is associated with a criticality domain from a number of predetermined criticality domains. A criticality level from a number of predetermined criticality levels is associated to at least one software update provided for one of the components of the computer system. The software updates are automatically transferred to the corresponding components of the computer system according to the criticality domain associated with the component, and according to the criticality levels assigned to the software updates.

Method of Treating Skin with microRNA Modulators

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130253053

Methods for preventing, ameliorating, or reducing dermatological signs of aging are provided which employ active agents that suppress or down-regulate microRNA expression in dermal fibroblast, resulting in enhanced production of collagen, elastin and/or fibrillin in the skin. Also provided are methods for screening for activity against specific microRNAs and the methods of using active agents identified by the screening protocol in the treatment of skin.

FUEL CELL

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130252130

A power generation unit of a fuel cell includes a first metal separator, a first membrane electrode assembly, a second metal separator, a second membrane electrode assembly, and a third metal separator. A bypass limiting section is provided at an end of the coolant flow field for preventing a coolant from bypassing the coolant flow field. The bypass limiting section includes a corrugated section formed integrally with the first metal separator and a corrugated section formed integrally with the third metal separator adjacent to the first metal separator, and contacting the corrugated section.

METHOD OF FABRICATING NONPOLAR GALLIUM NITRIDE-BASED SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER, NONPOLAR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130248818

A method of fabricating a nonpolar gallium nitride-based semiconductor layer is provided. The method is a method of fabricating a nonpolar gallium nitride layer using metal organic chemical vapor deposition, and includes disposing a gallium nitride substrate with an m-plane growth surface within a chamber, raising a substrate temperature to a GaN growth temperature by heating the substrate, and growing a gallium nitride layer on the gallium nitride substrate by supplying a Ga source gas, an N source gas, and an ambient gas into the chamber at the growth temperature. The supplied ambient gas contains N 2 and does not contain H 2 .

Hydraulic Machine Having a Sliding Bearing Having a Bearing Element

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130251295

A bearing element for a sliding bearing is configured to support a drive shaft of a hydraulic machine. The bearing element is connected to the drive shaft so as to prevent relative rotation and has an outer annular surface configured to provide sliding support. A supporting web is formed between a location at which the bearing element is fixed to the drive shaft and the outer annular surface. The supporting web is elastically deformable to compensate for deflection of the drive shaft and/or an alignment error of sliding bearings of the drive shaft. A sliding bearing has a bearing element of this kind, and a hydraulic machine has at least one sliding bearing of this kind.

Light Emitting Device and Method for Driving Thereof

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130249887

An object of the present invention is to provide a display device consuming lower amounts of power. The display device determines whether or not video signals corresponding to all of pixels in one row of a plurality of pixels are equal to one another. In a case where the video signals corresponding to at least two pixels among the video signals corresponding to all of the pixels in one row of the plurality of pixels, are different from each other, video signals input to an image signal input line are sequentially output to a plurality of source signal lines in synchronization with a sampling pulse output from a shift register. On the other hand, when the video signals corresponding to all of the pixels in one row of the plurality of pixels are equal to one another, input of a start pulse to the source driver is stopped, and the video signals input to the image signal input line are simultaneously output to the plurality of source signal line.

FIXING BELT, FIXING DEVICE, AND IMAGE-FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130251426

A fixing belt includes a heat-insulating layer formed of a glass fiber or a porous ceramic and a metal heat-generating layer disposed outside the heat-insulating layer. The metal heat-generating layer generates heat by electromagnetic induction.

HIGH INFRARED TRANSMISSION WINDOW WITH SELF CLEANING HYDROPHILIC SURFACE

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130250403

An optical transmission window includes a dielectric substrate that is transparent at an infrared wavelength. A titanium dioxide coating is disposed on an external surface of the dielectric substrate. The titanium dioxide coating has an optical thickness of m plus one-half of the infrared wavelength, where m is a whole number greater than or equal to zero.

REACTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130249666

First and second divisional cores each including right and left leg portions and a yoke interconnecting those together are formed by molding respective yoke-side core members in a resin. Cylindrical core mounting portions extending from the outer circumference of the surface of the yoke-side core member are formed integrally with the respective right and left leg portions of the first. divisional core. I-shaped leg-portion-side core members and spacers are attached in the cylindrical core mounting portion formed in each of the right and left leg portions. The surface of the yoke-side core member molded in the resin and the surface of the leg-portion-side core member are disposed so as to have a spacer therebetween. The two divisional cores are joined together by butting respective leg portions of the two divisional cores with each other to form an annular mold core, and a coil is wound around the mold core.

EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION CATALYST SUPPRESSING INFLUENCE OF IRON COMPOUND

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130251612

An exhaust gas purification catalyst contains titanium oxide as a main component and an oxide of one element or two or more elements selected from the group consisting of tungsten (W), molybdenum (Mo), and vanadium (V) as an active component, wherein the exhaust gas purification catalyst contains phosphoric acid or a water soluble phosphoric acid compound so that the atomic ratio of phosphorus (P) to a catalytically active component represented by the following formula is more than 0 and 1.0 or less; P/catalytically active component (atomic ratio)=number of moles of P/(number of moles of W+number of moles of Mo+number of moles of V).

SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSING DEVICE AND CAMERA

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130248862

According to one embodiment, a solid-state image sensing device includes a semiconductor substrate having a first and second surface, an insulating film covering an element on the first surface, a pixel array including pixels configured to photoelectrically convert light applied on the side of the second surface, contact regions in the semiconductor substrate, one or more through-electrodes respectively provided in the contact regions, and first pads provided on the side of the second surface to correspond to the respective contact regions. The first pad extends in a first direction from the contact regions toward the pixel array.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HANDLING DISCRETE SENSOR INFORMATION IN A TRANSPORT REFRIGERATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130247594

Systems and methods for handling discrete sensor information in a transport refrigeration system are provided. In one embodiment, a wireless control system for a transport refrigeration system is provided. The wireless control system includes two or more wireless end nodes and a network coordinator. Each of the wireless end nodes is configured to monitor a property of the transport refrigeration system. The network coordinator is configured to manage, command, direct and regulate the behavior of the wireless end nodes. Also, the network coordinator includes a sensor to zone coordinator that is configured to combine sensor data received by the two or more wireless end nodes to control a single transport refrigeration system function of the transport refrigeration system.

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE THAT GENERATES A COMPOSITE IMAGE

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130251287

An image capture device (1) includes an image acquiring unit (71), image specifying unit (72), image selecting unit (73), and combined image generating unit (74). The image acquiring unit (71) acquires data of a plurality of images indicative of a sequence of actions of an object. The image specifying unit (72) specifies a partial predetermined action in the sequence of the actions of the object from the plurality of images acquired by the image acquiring unit (71). The image selecting unit (73) selects data of a plurality of images corresponding to the predetermined action from among the data of the plurality of images based on a specifying result by the image specifying unit (72). The composite image generating unit (74) generates one composite image from the data of a plurality of images selected by the image selecting unit (73).

Systems and Methods for Improved Servo Data Operation

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130250745

Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and media formats for efficiently determining a position error of a head in relation to a storage medium. In one case, a system is disclosed that includes a storage medium with a series of data. The series of data includes a first defined marker and a second defined marker located a distance from the first defined marker, and position location data. The systems further include a first detector circuit that is operable to detect the first defined marker and to establish a location of the first defined marker, and a second detector circuit that is operable to detect the second defined marker and to establish a location of the second defined marker. The systems further include an error calculation circuit and an interpolation circuit. The error calculation circuit is operable to calculate an interpolation offset based at least in part on the location of the first defined marker and the location of the second defined marker. The interpolation circuit is operable to interpolate the position location data and to provide an interpolated position location data.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130248998

According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes, a drain, source, base and drift regions, a gate electrode, a gate insulating film, a first semiconductor region, a drain electrode, and a source electrode. The drain region has a first portion, and a second portion having a surface extending in a first direction which is vertical to a main surface of the first portion. The source region extends in a second direction which is parallel to the second portion, and is provided to be spaced from the drain region. The gate electrode extends in the first direction and a third direction which is vertical to the first direction and the second direction, and passes through the base region in the third direction. The first semiconductor region is provided between the gate insulating film and the drain region, and has a lower impurity concentration than the drift region.

NANOWIRE-POLYMER COMPOSITE ELECTRODES

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130251943

A method for producing flexible, nanoparticle-polymer composite electrodes is described. Conductive nanoparticles, preferably metal nanowires or nanotubes, are deposited on a smooth surface of a platform to produce a porous conductive layer. A second application of conductive nanoparticles or a mixture of nanoparticles can also be deposited to form a porous conductive layer. The conductive layer is then coated with at least one coating of monomers that is polymerized to form a conductive layer-polymer composite film. Optionally, a protective coating can be applied to the top of the composite film. In one embodiment, the monomer coating includes light transducing particles to reduce the total internal reflection of light through the composite film or pigments that absorb light at one wavelength and re-emit light at a longer wavelength. The resulting composite film has an active side that is smooth with surface height variations of 100 nm or less.

DIFFRACTION FIELDS FOR GUIDING AN OBJECT TO A TARGET

Pub Date: 2013-09-26

Pub Number: US20130253883

An object moving towards a target with a velocity can be accurately estimated and targeted based on keeping the object within a field of diffraction, the object being disturbed by effects caused by noise.