Total 7029 patents for "2013-11-07"

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING A CUSTOMIZED ANATOMICAL MODEL OF AN EYE

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294668

A system and method for creating a line recognition template that replicates an object is provided for use as a control reference during ophthalmic surgery on the object. Creation of the template first requires aligning a plurality of reference points along a central z axis, with anatomically measured lengths (z n ) between adjacent reference points. Axially-symmetric surfaces can then be traced between selected, adjacent, reference points to create the template. For the present invention, the location of reference points, and the tracing of axially-symmetric surfaces, are based on a cross sectional image of the object for surgery. Preferably, the cross sectional image is obtained using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) techniques.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE SHOPPING

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130297449

A method and associated system is provided for providing an interactive checklist and collaborative shopping session. The method includes displaying desired items on an interactive checklist. A primary user may designate which users can view specific items and should purchase specific items. The method also includes the option for the primary user to send an email to a secondary user with information, extracted from a checklist or registry, with a wish list of items that the recipient can buy with a click to a shopping cart. The primary user may also initiate a real-time or static collaborative shopping session where multiple users can suggest, comment on and purchase items. The primary user may return a gift item before the item is shipped and receive credit or cash.

Passive Optical Networks with Mode Coupling Receivers

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294776

Disclosed herein is an apparatus comprising a plurality of separators configured to forward a plurality of optical signals from a plurality of optical network terminals (ONTs) along a plurality of single mode waveguides, a mode coupler coupled to the single mode waveguides and configured to receive the optical signals from the plurality of separators and combine the optical signals into a multi-mode waveguide, and an optical receiver coupled to the mode coupler via the multi-mode waveguide and configured to detect the optical signals. Also disclosed is a method comprising receiving a plurality of single mode optical channels, coupling the single mode optical channels into a multimode channel, and detecting the optical modes corresponding to the channels in the multimode channel.

ENGINE WEAR DETECTION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291629

An engine wear detection system includes (a) detector for generating a signal correlated with the rotation of a rotary member of an engine; (b) a processor for processing said signal to determine the number of rotations performed by the rotary member; and, (c) a cyclometer display for visually displaying the cumulative number of rotations.

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS BASE STATION, METHOD OF CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION OF COMMON PILOT SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294274

In a wireless communication system that includes wireless base station (101) that transmits a common pilot signal and mobile terminal (102) that receives the common pilot signal transmitted from wireless base station, mobile terminal (102) measures reception quality of the signal transmitted from wireless base station (101) and transmits the measured signal reception quality information to wireless base station (101), and wireless base station (101) determines whether an individual channel or a common control channel is used to transmit the common pilot signal based on the pilot pattern of the common pilot signal, and if the wireless base station determines that the common pilot signal is transmitted by using the individual channel, the wireless base station sets the transmission density of the common pilot signal according to the reception quality of the signal, while if the wireless base station determines that the common pilot signal is transmitted by using the common control channel, the wireless base station sets the transmission density of the common pilot signal such that it is higher than that in the transmission band of the individual channel.

HIGHLIGHTING COLOR TONER IMAGES WITH FLUORESCING TONERS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294801

Fluorescing highlights can be provided in selected portions of non-color image areas of a printed toner image using fluorescing dry toner particles, such as fluorescing magenta and fluorescing yellow dry toner particles. Before fixing, each fluorescing dry toner particle comprises a polymeric binder phase and a fluorescing colorant that emits at one or more max wavelengths of at least 420 nm and up to and including 690 nm and that is dispersed within the polymeric binder phase.

CAR WASH SPRAY ARCH

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291909

A shape-changing spray arch for a touchless spray washer for automotive vehicles and the like. A transit frame which can change shape is mounted in a fixed arch frame and connected to an actuator which changes the shape of the side and top spray conduits in a reciprocal fashion as vehicles pass through the arch. In addition, the spray conduits, both side and top conduits, can be twisted or reoriented around their respective longitudinal axes to be aimed more toward an approaching vehicle and then reoriented to be aimed more toward a receding vehicle, the change in angular orientation being effected as the vehicle passes through the arch. These features can be used separately or in combination.

RETAIL PROXIMITY MARKETING

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130297422

Methods, systems and devices for presenting marketing information to a customer based on proximity to marketing areas. A wireless identity transmitter associated with the customer may periodically transmit wireless broadcast messages that include obscured identifiers. A proximity broadcast receiver within a retail store, such as near a product display or aisle, may receive and relay the broadcast messages to a server which may process the included information. Based on proximity information and other conditions, the server may transmit marketing information relevant to the customer and a proximate marketing area, such as coupons and offers. In an embodiment, the server may store data based on broadcast messages that may indicate foot traffic and other information valuable to merchants. The server may also transmit messages based on stored permissions that indicate whether the customer desires to receive marketing information and whether the server is authorized to provide the customer's identity to merchants.

TRIAZOLE COMPOUNDS THAT MODULATE HSP90 ACTIVITY

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296378

The present invention relates to substituted triazole compounds and compositions comprising substituted triazole compounds. The invention further relates to methods of inhibiting the activity of Hsp90 in a subject in need thereof and methods for preventing or treating hyperproliferative disorders, such as cancer, in a subject in need thereof comprising administering to the subject a substituted triazole compound of the invention, or a composition comprising such a compound.

DAISY CHAIN CONFIGURATION FOR POWER CONVERTERS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293013

A system includes a plurality of power supplies and a controller. The plurality of power supplies outputs power to a load. A serial bus connects the plurality of power supplies in a daisy chain. The controller is connected to first and last ones of the power supplies by the serial bus. The controller is connected to a management bus via a management bus interface. The controller monitors the plurality of power supplies via the serial bus. The controller transmits status information of the plurality of power supplies to the management bus via the management bus interface of the controller.

AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR SAMPLE PREPARATION AND ANALYSIS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295597

A sample preparation and analysis system. The system 10 includes a sample preparation system 12 and a sample analysis system 14. The sample preparation system 12 prepares samples in accordance with an assay that is selected from a database containing a plurality of unique assays. The sample analysis system 14 includes an analyzer 110 that is dynamically reconfigurable based on the selected assay so as to analyze the prepared sample in accordance with that selected assay. A data communication link 115 a communicates data from the sample preparation system 12 to the sample analysis system 14 to reconfigure the analyzer 110 in accordance with the selected assay.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING ACCESS TO A MEDIA ASSET SEGMENT DURING A FAST-ACCESS PLAYBACK OPERATION

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294755

Systems and methods for preventing access to a segment of a media asset during a fast-access playback operation are provided. A media asset is retrieved from storage. A user request to perform a fast-access playback operation on the media asset is received. Information that identifies the segment of the media asset is retrieved. The information is generated based on input received from a crowd that includes a plurality of users that have previously consumed the media asset. The fast-access playback operation is automatically terminated before the segment is reached based on the retrieved information.

ISOINDOLINONE DERIVATIVES

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296339

The present invention relates to compounds of the formula I,

ENERGY GENERATING INSTALLATION

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296090

Disclosed is an energy generating installation, especially a wind power station, including a drive shaft, a generator (8) and a differential transmission (11 to 13) provided with three drives or outputs. A first drive is connected to the drive shaft, one output is connected to a generator (8), and a second drive is connected (23) to a differential drive (6). A ring gear carrier (18) is connected to a generator shaft (24). The generator shaft (24) is mounted (25) via the ring gear carrier (18) on a housing (26) of the generator (8).

MEMORY SYSTEM HAVING A PLURALITY OF TYPES OF MEMORY CHIPS AND A MEMORY CONTROLLER FOR CONTROLLING THE MEMORY CHIPS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130297890

A memory controller converts controller output signals output from a controller into memory input signals according to the operation specifications of memory chips to operate, and outputs the resultant to the memory chips through a common bus. The memory controller also receives memory output signals output from the memory chips through the common bus, and converts the received signals into controller input signals receivable to the controller. This allows the single memory controller to access the plurality of types of memory chips. As a result, the memory controller can be reduced in chip size, lowering the cost of the memory system.

APPARATUS FOR THERMAL DEVELOPMENT WITH A CONFORMABLE SUPPORT

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295508

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for forming a printing form from a photosensitive element to form a relief pattern. The method and apparatus thermally develop the photosensitive element by heating a composition layer of the element to cause a portion of the layer to liquefy and providing a development medium to the element to remove the liquefied composition. A conformable layer is disposed between the photosensitive element and a base support, which improves the compressibility and the contact between the photosensitive element and the development medium. The method and apparatus improve the efficiency of the removal of liquefied portions from the photosensitive element and the uniformity of the relief pattern formed.

Branched Polymers

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295639

The present invention is directed to branched reactive water-soluble polymers comprising at least two polymer arms, such as poly(ethylene glycol), attached to a central aliphatic hydrocarbon core molecule through heteroatom linkages. The branched polymers bear at least one functional group for reacting with a biologically active agent to form a biologically active conjugate. The functional group of the branched polymer can be directly attached to the aliphatic hydrocarbon core or via an intervening linkage, such as a heteroatom, -alkylene-, O-alkylene-O, -alkylene-O-alkylene-, -aryl-O, O-aryl-, (O-alkylene-) m , or (-alkylene-O) m linkage, wherein m is 1-10.

Distributing Supplemental Pot in Wagering Games Based on Predetermined Event

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296025

Methods and systems for administering wagering games are disclosed. A sample method comprises accepting a first wager from a player, the first wager being added to a first pot; accepting a second wager from the player, the second wager being added to a second pot; dealing cards to each player; resolving the first wager according to a set of game rules, wherein a winning player wins at least a portion of the first pot at the conclusion of each round of play; in response to an occurrence of a predetermined event, awarding a payout from the second pot to one or more players contributed to the second pot.

Beaded Partially Coated Anti-marking Jackets

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291748

A removable flexible jacket for use in a printing press having a transfer cylinder for transferring a freshly printed substrate. The removable flexible jacket comprises a film sheet, a plurality of beads coupled to the film sheet by a bonding material, wherein the beads are of different sizes, and a coating partially covering the beads, wherein a cusp of at least some of the larger beads is substantially free of the coating.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AN UPLINK SIGNAL BY A RELAY IN A WIRELESS COMMUNCATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294282

The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, and to a method and apparatus for transceiving an uplink signal by a relay in a wireless communication system. According to the present invention, a scheme, in which the relay may correctly determine a reference resource for channel state information (CSI) calculation, and thus may perform accurate CSI transmission, may be provided. In addition, according to the present invention, a scheme, in which the relay may correctly determine timing for transmitting a sounding reference signal (SRS) based on the instruction of a base station and may perform SRS transmission, may be provided.

FULL SPEED LANE SENSING WITH A SURROUNDING VIEW SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293717

A system and method for providing lane sensing on a vehicle by detecting roadway lane-markers, where the system employs a surround view camera system providing a top-down view image around the vehicle. The method includes detecting left-side and right-side lane boundary lines in the top-down view image, and then determining whether the lane boundary lines in the image are aligned from one image frame to a next image frame and are aligned from image to image in the top-down view image. If the boundary lines are not aligned, then calibration of one or more of the cameras is performed, and if the lines are aligned, then a model fitting process is used to specifically identify the location of the boundary lines on the roadway.

STEM CELL CULTURE MEDIA AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295672

The present invention provides novel stem culture compositions and methods.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENGAGING A BEVERAGE EXTRACTION DEVICE WITH A CONTAINER

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130292423

Devices and methods for clamping a beverage extraction device to a beverage container, such as a wine bottle. One or more clamp arms may be arranged to clamp the extraction device to a wine bottle as well as allow the device to be supported upright on a table top. Clamp arms may include tab and ridge features that operate to properly engage and position a wide variety of different bottle neck shapes relative to the device. The one or more clamp arms may move the bottle neck distally, e.g., toward a resilient pad, so that the neck is suitably positioned relative to the device. Proper positioning and engagement of the neck may allow for desired piercing of a cork or other closure of the bottle by the device.

CENTRALIZED KEY MANAGEMENT IN EMBMS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294603

A split architecture eMBMS with distributed BMSCs providing the same eMBMS service allows for a centralized key service where each BMSC is able to derive a set of MTKs from the MSK using the MTK-IDs as the differentiating input. This avoids the need to send MTKs to the BMSCs.

System for the Consolidation of an Individual's Bone Structure, Comprising a System for Determining the Quality of the Bone Structure

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296734

The invention relates to a system for the consolidation of a bone structure, comprising: a system for determining the quality of the bone structure, including a body, first and second electrodes arranged on the body, an electric generator for applying an electric current, a measurement device for measuring the electric current, and a processing device for determining an electrical magnitude representative of the aptitude of the bone structure for allowing electric current to pass therethrough and for delivering a signal representative of the quality of the bone structure, using the determined electrical magnitude; and a device selected from between an electrical stimulation device for applying an electric bone-growth stimulation and a fixation device for immobilising the bone structure.

RIGHT CRANK ARM ASSEMBLY FOR A BICYCLE AND CRANK ARM AND FRONT SPROCKET THEREOF

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291678

A right crank arm assembly for a bicycle, comprises a right crank arm and at least one front sprocket coupled with the crank arm at at least one coupling portion of the crank arm. The front sprocket has an inner side adapted, in use, to face towards the frame of the bicycle and an outer side opposite the inner side. The assembly comprises at least one first crank arm element which acts in contact with the front sprocket on one of said sides and at least one second crank arm element which acts in contact with the front sprocket on the other of said sides. The contact action of the crank arm elements on the two opposite sides of the front sprocket prevents the twisting deformation of the front sprocket during pedaling. Such a deformation would cause a reduction in the transmission efficiency of the right crank arm assembly.

PACING LEADS WITH ULTRATHIN ISOLATION LAYER BY ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296988

A medical implant includes a polymer material and a ceramic material. In one embodiment, the medical implant includes a nanolaminate comprising at least one ceramic layer and at least one polymer layer. Each ceramic layer is less than or equal to about 30 nanometers thick.

System and Method for Provision of a Second Line Service to a Telecommunications Device using Mixed Protocols

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295892

A method for routing calls between a third party telecommunications device (TD) and a subscriber TD associated with a primary service and a second line service (SLS) involves associating the SLS number of the subscriber, the primary number of the subscriber and the primary number of a third party via a common relationship number. Calls directed from a third party to the SLS number of a subscriber are routed to an SLS platform and redirected to the subscriber TD. Calls directed from the subscriber TD to the third party use the relationship number to route the call to the SLS platform. The combination of the primary service number and the relationship number identifies the third party number for call completion. Calls can be directed to and from an SLS number of a subscriber TD using a combination of protocols such as ISUP, CAP and SIP.

Method of Modifying Target Region in Host DNA and Selectable Marker Casette

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295676

A method of modifying a target region in a host DNA using a donor DNA: wherein the donor DNA having regions homologous to a 5-side region outside of the target region in the host DNA, a 3-side region outside of the target region in the host DNA and a first homologous recombination region inside of the target region in the host DNA, respectively, in this order, and further having a first selectable marker gene, an expression-inducing promoter and a second selectable marker gene expressed under the control of the expression-inducing promoter between the region homologous to the 3-side region and the region homologous to the first homologous recombination region; which method has the steps of: a first step of performing homologous recombination between the donor DNA and the host DNA at the regions of the 5-side region and the first homologous recombination region, to conduct selection of a host integrated with the donor DNA based on expression of the first selectable marker gene; and a second step of performing homologous recombination, within the host DNA integrated with the donor DNA by the first step, between two regions of the 3-side region derived from the host DNA and the 3-side region derived from the donor DNA, to conduct selection of a host whose target region is modified based on expression of the second selectable marker gene under an expression-inducing condition for the expression-inducing promoter; and a selectable marker cassette for use in the method.

FORMING A STRUCTURAL LAMINATE

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130292053

A structural laminate is formed of first and second sheets. A toner pattern with a thickness is deposited on the first sheet. The second sheet, or toner thereon, is brought into contact with the deposited toner. The deposited toner is fixed to hold the sheets together. The volume of toner after fixing is substantially equal to the selected volume. The fixed toner pattern covers more surface area of the sheet than the deposited toner pattern. The fixed toner pattern does not stand as far off the first sheet as the deposited toner pattern. The structural laminate has a bending moment in a structural area including at least some of the surface area covered by the fixed toner higher than the bending moment of either the first or the second sheet in the structural area.