Total 7029 patents for "2013-11-07"

CHASSIS APPARATUS PROTRUDING ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293075

An apparatus includes a chassis including at least one receiving buttress. The chassis defines an enclosure, and the at least one buttress protrudes a portion electronic devices outside the enclosure by preventing further insertion of the electronic devices into the enclosure.

INTERLACING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FRAMES

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294411

Mechanisms to interlace multiple legacy frames to enhance radio resource utilization are described. Also described are mechanisms to modify a low-latency frame structure to appear as legacy frames. In one aspect, partially blanked-out legacy frames are interlaced with time offsets so that they complement each other to leave no idle system time. To a legacy user equipment, the interlaced frame appears as normal legacy frames used by multiple legacy cells. In another aspect, the low-latency frame is modified to appear as an interlaced frame. Again to the legacy user equipment, the low-latency frame appears as legacy frames from multiple legacy cells. To the low-latency user equipment, the modified low-latency frame still appear as normal low-latency frame. In this manner, radio resources of the legacy base stations are optimally utilized. Also, low-latency base stations are enabled to provide serves to the legacy user equipments without wasting radio resources.

BINARY TREE STORAGE METHOD AND SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130297891

The present invention is applicable to the field of computer technologies and provides a binary tree storage method and system. The method includes: dividing a binary tree into a root tree and a plurality of subtrees, where the plurality of subtrees is layered and stored in N levels of storages; partitioning the plurality of subtrees into M types according to a preset rule, so that the plurality of subtrees is partitioned into NM data blocks; and adjusting storage positions of the NM data blocks in the storages, so that a storage at each level occupies the same number of storage units. In the present invention, storage spaces for nodes at each level, which are spaces of non-uniform sizes, are normalized into spaces of the same size, thereby increasing a space utilization rate of storages.

TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE MONITORING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130297144

A tire inflation pressure obtaining unit obtains tire inflation pressure. An inflation pressure storing unit stores a tire inflation pressure after start of travel of a vehicle as an after-travel inflation pressure. A pressure reduction determining unit determines reduction in the tire inflation pressure based on the tire inflation pressure obtained. A reference pressure setting unit sets larger one of the after-travel inflation pressure and a predetermined lowest reference pressure as a reference pressure of tire inflation pressure determination when reduction in the tire inflation pressure is determined, and sets the lowest reference pressure as a reference pressure of tire inflation pressure determination when reduction in the tire inflation pressure is not determined. An alarm unit generates an alarm when the tire inflation pressure becomes below an alarm pressure threshold which is determined from the reference pressure.

CURRENT LEAKAGE IN RC ESD CLAMPS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293991

Aspects of the invention provide an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection device for eliminating current leakage, and a related method. In one embodiment, an ESD protection device includes: a resistor-capacitor (RC) circuit for receiving a power supply voltage; an ESD clamp including a plurality of n-type field-effect transistors (nFETs) for protecting the IC during an ESD event; a trigger circuit for receiving an output of the RC circuit and generating a trigger pulse to turn on the ESD clamp during the ESD event; and an nFET bias selection circuit connected to the trigger circuit, the nFET bias selection circuit for selecting one of: a low voltage supply or a negative bias voltage supply for the trigger circuit, such that the trigger circuit generates a trigger pulse, in response to selecting the negative bias voltage supply, to turn off the ESD clamp during normal operation.

CLINICAL PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDKEEPING SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130298082

A clinical photographic recordkeeping system includes a remote storage device and at least one portable electronic device. The remote storage device stores a patient list and patient photos. The portable electronic device includes a clinical photographic recordkeeping application. Execution of the application displays the patient list from the remote storage device based on a user logging into the application, selects a patient from the patient list based on a first user input, and displays an image showing a highlighted area of the selected patient to be photographed. The image includes a flag indicating that the patient has an existing photo on the remote storage device of the highlighted area to be photographed. A camera takes a new photo of the highlighted area of the patient based on a second user input.

VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293201

A vehicle allows a power storage device mounted therein to be externally charged using electric power from an external power supply. The vehicle includes an engine, a motor generator and a vehicle ECU. The vehicle allows a motor generator to generate electric power by driving the engine. Then, when charging of the power storage device is not completed within a target charging time period set by the user only using the electric power from the external power supply in the case where external charging is performed, the vehicle ECU charges the power storage device with the electric power from the external power supply additionally using the electric power generated by driving the engine.

WEB-BASED WORKFLOW AUTOMATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130297517

A web-based workflow automation system for developing event-based workflows is provided. The workflow automation system enables users with little or no programming knowledge to easily create and schedule event based workflows utilizing a web based interface. The workflow automation system provides a unified platform for project and workflow creation, execution, and testing.

Ejector Unit For A Road Milling Machine Or The Like

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130292991

The invention relates to an ejector unit, in particular for a road milling machine, having an ejector that is replaceably mounted on a carrier. In one aspect the ejector is curved in a scoop-like fashion. In another aspect the ejector is reversible upon the carrier to allow the ejector to be reversed after one wear surface is worn, thus presenting a new second wear surface.

METHOD FOR FORMING GATE, SOURCE, AND DRAIN CONTACTS ON A MOS TRANSISTOR

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295734

A method for forming gate, source, and drain contacts on a MOS transistor having an insulated gate including polysilicon covered with a metal gate silicide, this gate being surrounded with at least one spacer made of a first insulating material, the method including the steps of a) covering the structure with a second insulating material and leveling the second insulating material to reach the gate silicide; b) oxidizing the gate so that the gate silicide buries and covers the a silicon oxide; c) selectively removing the second insulating material; and d) covering the structure with a first conductive material and leveling the first conductive material all the way to a lower level at the top of the spacer.

MEASURING ARRANGEMENT FOR OPTICALLY EVALUATING A CHEMICAL REACTION QUANTITATIVELY

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294973

The invention relates to a measuring arrangement for optically evaluating a chemical reaction quantitatively, comprising a sample carrier having a carrier layer and a sample layer having an analysis side and a light outlet side opposite the analysis side, and comprising a photosensitive sensor having a plurality of photodetectors on a carrying body and having a transparent surface layer arranged over the photodetectors. A plurality of test sections are arranged on the analysis side at a distance from each other in a longitudinal direction of the sample layer. The analysis side is arranged on the carrier layer in such a way that the test sections face a volume of a microfluidic system. The sample carrier is detachably arranged in an accommodating device, so that the light outlet side faces the photosensitive sensor and the test sections are arranged over the photodetectors. Furthermore, the distance between the test sections and the photodetectors is less than 700 m.

AUTOMATIC RELEASER WITH WIRELESS CONTROLS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294828

The disclosed is that an automatic releaser with wireless controls, comprising a housing, rechargeable batteries, wireless controls, an electromagnetic mechanism, and a release mechanism, which being characterized in that the housing is provided with a cylindrical configuration having a upper cavity and a coaxially lower cavity therewith; the wireless controls includes a remote control, a control switch, antennas, and a wireless control module. The electromagnetic mechanism includes an electromagnet and an iron core. The release mechanism includes a release pin, a movable sleeve and a release sleeve sequentially suited to one another from inside to outside. The preferred embodiments of the releaser and machines using the present teaching would have the following benefits: (1) the remote control is configured to control the testing procedure within the range of 500 meters thereby eliminating the inconvenience used with the supply power line to the test and improving the safety distance coefficient for the testing personnel; (2) the design of the movable sleeve can prevent the steel ball falling outwards from the movable sleeve; (3) the steel ball contacts with the peripheral rubber ring of the thru hole of the release sleeve while rolling forwards to it, then trends to move forwards to the movable sleeve under the action of the elastic force of the ring.

Dartboard

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130292906

A dartboard includes a board frame and a plurality of target blocks coupled at the board frame. Each target block includes a block body, a predetermined amount of target materials, and a block panel. The block body has a material compartment and two openings aligning with the material compartment. The target materials are made of sisals and filled within the material compartment. The block panel is affixed to one of the openings of the block body to form a bottom panel of the respective block body so as to retain bottom of the target material within the material compartment of the block body.

METHOD OF TREATING RADIOACTIVE METAL WASTE USING MELT DECONTAMINATION

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296629

Disclosed herein is a method of treating radioactive metal waste using melt decontamination, wherein radioactive metal waste, which is generated from nuclear fuel processing facilities or nuclear fuel production facilities, and which cannot be easily treated by surface decontamination because it has a complicated geometric shape, and the surface contamination of which cannot be measured, can be treated by melt decontamination. The method is advantageous in that radioactive metal waste, which cannot be treated by conventional surface decontamination, can be treated, so that radioactive metal waste can be recycled, thereby obtaining economic profits, and further in that a large storage space necessary for cutting and then storing radioactive metal waste is not required, and in that excessive manpower and cost are not required.

DATA STORAGE DEVICE ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294024

A data storage device assembly includes a bracket and a data storage device. The bracket includes a top plate and a bottom plate. The top plate and the bottom plate each defines a first engaging slot. A first positioning post is located on the bottom plate. The data storage device includes a top wall, a bottom wall, a first sidewall and a second sidewall. A latch portion is located on each of the first sidewall and the second sidewall. A first distance is defined between the latch portion and the top wall. A second distance is defined between the latch portion and the bottom wall. The first distance is greater than the second distance. When the storage is positioned in portrait orientation, each latch portion is slidably engaged in each first engaging slot, and the first positioning post abuts against the bottom wall.

DISPLAY DRIVING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING DISPLAY PANEL

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293520

A display driving device and a method for driving a display panel are provided. The display driving device includes the display panel and a display driver. The display panel includes a plurality of pixel units and a plurality of multiplexers. Each of the multiplexers is disposed with N data lines. The display driver provides a plurality of display data strings and a plurality of selection signals to the multiplexers to control the multiplexers according to the selection signals to receive and sequentially output the display data of the pixel units. Each of the display data strings forms two display data sets of different polarities in a same scan line, and the display data sets include the display data of at least one pixel unit. Thereby, the polarity inversion number of the display data and accordingly the power consumption can be reduced when the display driving device drives the pixel units.

Methods and Systems for Preparing Dough-Based Products

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295255

Systems, apparatuses, and method for preparing dough-based products are disclosed. One disclosed system for preparing dough-based products comprises a fryer comprising a bottom and at least one sidewall, a proofer comprising a proofing chamber with a top, bottom, and at least one sidewall, and a conveying mechanism configured to transport the dough-based products from the proofing chamber to the fryer, wherein the top of the proofing chamber is located below the bottom of the fryer.

PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS OF WHICH IMAGE PICKUP AREA IS DIVIDED, AND IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293755

A photographing apparatus and an image pickup device thereof include an image pickup device of which an image pickup area includes a plurality of pixels and is divided into a plurality of sub-image pickup areas, and at least one pixel included in each of the sub-image pickup areas outputs image signals at a same time.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING ENHANCED ELECTRODES FOR ELECTRICAL STIMULATION SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296956

A lead assembly for providing electrical stimulation of patient tissue includes at least one elongated lead body, each of the at least one lead bodies having a distal end and a proximal end. A plurality of electrodes are disposed at the distal end of the at least one lead body, each of the electrodes having an outer surface. A plurality of dimples are defined along the outer surface of at least one of the plurality of electrodes, the plurality of dimples configured and arranged to provide a larger surface area for the at least one dimpled electrode than that of a similarly-sized electrode with a flat outer surface. A plurality of terminal are disposed at the proximal end of the at least one lead body. A plurality of conductive wires couple each of the plurality of electrodes to at least one of the plurality of terminals.

Agrochemical Formulation Comprising Encapsulated Pesticide

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295152

The present invention relates to a aqueous composition containing a suspended pesticide A, and microcapsules comprising a shell and a core, wherein the core contains a pesticide B and an aprotic, polar solvent B, and the shell contains poly(meth)acrylate, which comprises C 1 -C 24 alkyl esters of acrylic and/or methacrylic acid, acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, and/or maleic acid in polymerized form. The invention further relates to a method for preparing said composition comprising the mixing of the pesticide A, water and the microcapsules, to said microcapsule, wherein the core contains the pesticide B and a solvent A, wherein the weight ratio of the pesticide B to the sum of all solvents in the core is from 1:1 to 1:10, and wherein the microcapsule contains up to 7 wt % poly(meth)acrylate, based on the total amount of all pesticides in the core, all solvents in the core, and the poly(meth)acrylate.

BOOM-SWIVEL COMPOUND DRIVE HYDRAULIC CONTROL SYSTEM OF CONSTRUCTION MACHINE

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291530

Disclosed is a hydraulic control system for matching the drive speed of a boom up and a swing device according to the operation environment when compound-driving for manipulating boom and swing for excavation compensating error operation. The hydraulic control system of the present invention comprises: an operation mode selection switch for enabling the selection of an operation mode according to the operation environment; an electronic proportional pressure control valve for outputting a control signal pressure that is proportional to the manipulation of the operation mode selection switch when manipulating a boom operation lever for driving the boom up; a variable flow control valve that is placed on a flow channel between a first hydraulic pump and a spool for the swing device, and has an open area thereof that is variably matched proportional to the control signal pressure from the electronic proportional pressure control valve; and a controller having various types of operation modes previously set and stored thereon so as to control the flow being supplied to the spool for the swing device and a spool for the boom merge, according to the operation mode selected when manipulating the operation mode selection switch.

Cantilever Carousel System

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293071

A cantilever carousel system for efficiently storing multiple print cylinders while providing a common access point for loading and unloading the print cylinders. The cantilever carousel system generally includes an external frame structure defining an internal cavity and a shell connected to the external frame structure to surround the cavity, wherein the shell includes at least one access opening extending therethrough. An internal frame structure is positioned within the cavity and a vertically oriented carousel is supported by the internal frame structure. A drive assembly is mechanically connected to the carousel, wherein the drive assembly circulates the carousel and a plurality of cantilever mandrels are supported by the carousel and circulate with the carousel. A plurality of print cylinders are removably received by the plurality of cantilever mandrels through the access opening.

OPTICAL FIBER END PROCESSING METHOD AND OPTICAL FIBER END PROCESSING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130292859

There is provide an optical fiber end processing method, for processing an end portion of an optical fiber having a core and a clad surrounding the core, comprising: fixing two places of the optical fiber; firstly heating a part at a tip end side of the optical fiber between fixed parts fixed at two places, thereby melting the optical fiber at the heated part at the tip end side; secondly heating a part at a base end side of the optical fiber between the fixed parts away from the heated part at the tip end side in a state that the optical fiber is fixed at two places, thereby forming an expanded core region which is formed by expanding a diameter of the core by diffusing the dopant included in the optical fiber; and removing at least the heated part at the tip end side.

INTRAOCULAR LENS WITH SHAPE CHANGING CAPABILITY TO PROVIDE ENHANCED ACCOMODATION AND VISUAL ACUITY

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130297018

An intraocular lens for providing a range of accommodative vision, an extended depth of focus, or enhanced performance through the asymmetric transfer of ocular forces to the lens. The intraocular lens contains an optic and a haptic. The shape and/or material of the haptic results in the transmission of ocular forces to particular regions in the optic. Greater forces applied to particular regions result in deformation of that region and increased power.

ELECTRIC DRIVING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293174

A valve control apparatus is provided with a valve, a shaft supporting the valve, an end-gear of an actuator driving the valve. The shaft is press-inserted into the end-gear. A stopper disposed on the shaft regulates a valve operation range. The end-gear can engage with the middle gear of the reduction-gears mechanism even in out of the gear-operation-angle range. When a rotation angle sensor detects a rotation angle of the end-gear in out of the gear-operation-angle range, it is determined that a malfunction occurs in a rotation-force-transmitting path.

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PRODUCING PLANTS WITH ELEVATED BRIX

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130298278

The invention provides compositions and methods relating to the production of Cucumis melo plants with elevated Brix and/or enhanced fruit color. The invention further provides plants, plant parts, and seeds comprising such elevated Brix. The invention allows introgression of the identified high Brix QTL in an desired genetic background of a sexually compatible plant species.

METHODS OF TREATING INFLAMMATORY PAIN

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295088

The invention relates to an anti-CGRP antibody for use in the prevention and/or treatment of inflammatory pain and/or symptoms of inflammatory pain, and to a method of treating and/or preventing inflammatory pain and/or symptoms of inflammatory pain using an anti-CGRP antibody.

COMPOSITION AND SYSTEM FOR FLOCCULATING OR SETTLING SOLIDS FROM LIQUIDS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130292342

A system and method for treating water or sewage is provided. The system can include a screening tank, a septic tank, a flocculant and mixing reactor, a primary clarifier, a secondary clarifier, a sludge dewatering tank, a surge tank, one or more filter tanks and a disinfection tank. The method can include the steps of receiving water or sewage to be treated and passing it through a screening tank and septic tank, a flocculant reactor, a primary clarifier, a secondary clarifier, a sludge dewatering tank, a surge tank, one or more filter tanks and a disinfection tank.

METHOD OF INSTALLING A BUOY AND APPARATUS FOR TENSIONING A BUOY TO AN ANCHORING LOCATION

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295802

A method of installing a production buoy at a subsea anchoring location is disclosed. The method includes floating a production buoy over a subsea anchoring location. Then, hanging at least a tether off the production buoy such that the or each tether extends from the production buoy towards the subsea anchoring location occurs. The method includes submerging the production buoy to a depth which allows connection of the or each tether to the subsea anchoring location. An apparatus suitable for use with this method is also provided.

PRINTER WITH FORCE TRANSMITTING PATH SELECTING MECHANISM

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293654

A printer has a carriage being movable between a first end and a second end of a reciprocating path; and a driving force transmitting path selecting mechanism provided at the second end of the reciprocating path. The selecting mechanism has: a common driving force outputting member; a plurality of force receiving members; a selecting member; and a position retainer for keeping the position of the selecting member. The selecting member connects the force outputting member to one of the plurality of force receiving members, and moves in association with the carriage when the carriage moves in a vicinity of the second end in a first direction extending from the first end to the second end. The position retainer keeps the position of the selecting member when the carriage moves in a second direction extending from the second end to the first end. The force receiving member connected to the force outputting member via the selecting member is selected in accordance with a movement of the carriage along the reciprocating path.