Total 7029 patents for "2013-11-07"

SENSE AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294185

A sense amplifier circuit includes an enable signal generation unit configured to generate an enable signal when a change in a voltage level of input signals is sensed; a sink unit configured to provide a sense voltage in response to the enable signal; and a sense unit configured to generate an output signal in response to the sense voltage and the input signals.

Method for Diagnosing an Exhaust Gas Catalytic Converter and/or an Exhaust Gas Sensor of a Motor Vehicle Internal Combustion Engine

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130297192

A method for diagnosing an exhaust gas catalytic convertor and/or an exhaust gas sensor arranged downstream and/or upstream of the exhaust gas catalytic convertor in an exhaust gas system of a motor vehicle internal combustion engine. The internal combustion engine is operated with an air/fuel mixture having a substoichiometric air/fuel ratio. The internal combustion engine is switched off and an unfired towed operation with disabled fuel supply is performed in which air drawn in by the internal combustion engine is conveyed through the exhaust gas system to the exhaust gas catalytic convertor and exhaust gas sensor. The internal combustion engine is then operated with a substoichiometric air/fuel ratio and a signal of the exhaust gas sensor is evaluated with regard to a predefinable evaluation criterion, the signal being provided at least in a period of time between switch-off and the subsequent self-running of the internal combustion engine.

DEVICES AND METHODS RELATING TO ELECTROCHEMICAL BIOSENSORS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130292266

A system for testing for analytes in a sample of biological fluid includes a test strip that defines a cavity for receiving the sample. At least two sets of electrodes are adjacent the sample cavity, including one for measuring one property of the sample, and another for measuring one or more other properties of the sample, such as temperature and/or the presence or magnitude of confounding variables. The measurements are combined to yield the desired result. At least one set of working and counter electrodes each have a plurality of elongated fingers interdigitated with those of the other electrode in the set. The gaps between fingers can be quite small, so that the two electrode sets together can operate in a small measurement volume of sample. Additional electrodes can be included that measure the presence or sufficiency of the sample, and additional traces on the strip can act as configuration identifiers.

System and Method for Measuring Downhole Parameters

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293234

Systems, tools and techniques for measuring downhole parameters are provided. The techniques involve providing a downhole tool with a sensing apparatus. The sensing apparatus has at least one source positionable about the downhole tool, at least one sensor electrode positionable about a front face of the downhole tool for measuring electrical signals from the source, and a raised insulating cover positionable along the front face of the downhole tool for defining at least one contact surface. The raised insulating cover extends over at least a portion of the sensor electrode whereby the sensor electrode is positionable adjacent to the subterranean formation for electrically coupling thereto without direct contact therewith.

WAGERING GAME ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296027

A wagering game account management system and its operations are described herein. In embodiments, the operations include initiating a wagering game session and determining that an amount of winnings for the wagering game session are above a specific value. In some embodiments, the operations further include in response to the determining that the amount of winnings for the wagering game session are above the specific value, transferring a first portion of monetary value from a session balance, for the wagering game session, to a financial account separate from the session balance, wherein a second portion of the session balance remains for use in the wagering game session. In some embodiments, the financial account does not support wagering-game-related withdrawals.

METHOD FOR CLEANSING NANOIMPRINTING MOLDS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291890

A method for cleansing a mold of the present invention suppresses generation of damage is a method for cleansing a nanoimprinting mold, in which a mesa type mold is immersed in cleansing fluid and ultrasonic cleansing is performed in a state in which a mold release layer containing a fluorine compound is provided on a patterned region of the mesa type mold.

CONDUCTIVE POLYMER SOLUTION, CONDUCTIVE COATING, CONDENSER AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING CONDENSER

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294013

The object of the present invention is to provide a condenser that exhibits excellent conductivity of the solid electrolyte layer, and has a low ESR, a high degree of heat resistance, and a high withstand voltage. A condenser of the present invention includes an anode composed of a valve metal, a dielectric layer formed by oxidation of the surface of the anode, and a solid electrolyte layer formed on the surface of the dielectric layer, wherein the solid electrolyte layer contains a -conjugated conductive polymer, a polyanion, and an amide compound.

Poster Hanger System

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291415

The current invention discloses an easy to use poster hanger system. According to the invention a support rail is attached to the ceiling. A sign support element is attached to the support rail via sign support strings. By releasing sign support strings from string cassettes locating in the support rail, the sign support element can be pulled down for attachment of the upper end of a poster along its full length to the sign support element. The lower end of the poster is optionally attached along its full length to a bottom support element. The sign can be pushed up to a desired height by pushing the sign support element up while the sign support string is rolled back onto the string cassettes.

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293533

There is provided an image processing apparatus including a parallax estimating unit that generates parallax information from a left visual point image to be an image signal for a left eye applied to multi-dimensional image display and a right visual point image to be an image signal for a right eye applied to the multi-dimensional image display, an interpolation direction control unit that controls changing of an interpolation direction of a virtual visual point image including a visual point image other than the left visual point image and the right visual point image, according to a parameter showing a degree of a variation based on the parallax information generated by the parallax estimating unit, and a virtual visual point image generating unit that generates the virtual visual point image in the interpolation direction of which the changing is controlled by the interpolation direction control unit.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USER AUTHENTICATION

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293919

An apparatus storing data for which a password is set. A determining unit determines whether a password input by a user who has already logged in to the apparatus matches a password set for the data. A unit displays the data on a displaying unit in response to a determination that the password input by the user matches the password set for the data. A setting unit automatically performs a setting so as not to require another input of the password by the user to display the data again, in response to the determination that the password input by the user matches the password set for the data.

LUMINESCENT-OLED LIGHT COLLECTOR SIGNAGE PANEL

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291413

The invention provides a light collector (1) comprising a luminescent material element (20), a discontinuous semi-transparent layer (40) adjacent to a first side of the luminescent material element (20), wherein due to the discontinuity of the semi-transparent layer (40) at least one first portion (21) of the luminescent material element covered by the semi-transparent layer and at least one second portion (21) of the luminescent material element not covered by the semi-transparent layer (40) are formed, and a light generating means (10) arranged at a second side of the luminescent material element (20). Further, a method for concentrating light in a light collector (1) is provided, comprising the following method steps: capturing light from the environment by means of a luminescent material (20), concentrating the light in the luminescent material (20) by means of a semi-transparent layer (40) arranged on the luminescent material (20) and light generating means (10), emitting the light in a pre-determined area (22) of the light collector (1) by means of an out-coupling structure (30) so as to generate a pre-determined light emitting image.

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR DATA TRANSMISSION

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294326

Disclosed in the present application are a method, an apparatus and a system for data transmission, which are used to realize support for transmission of MBMS service in a network scene with deployment of RNs. A data transmission method disclosed in the present invention comprises the following steps: a Relay Node RN establishes a first corresponding relationship between indications of Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service MBMS bearers and indications of user plane data tunnels of MBMS sessions, and a second corresponding relationship between the indications of user plane data tunnels of MBMS sessions and indications of MBMS sessions; the RN obtains, according to the first corresponding relationship, the user plane data of a MBMS session transmitted from a Donor Evolved Node DeNB, and transmits, according to the second corresponding relationship, the user plane data of the MBMS session to a User Equipment UE.

Criteria-Based Audio Messaging in Vehicles

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293367

A method for delivering a criteria-based message to a vehicle occupant includes the steps of transmitting a user initiated telematics request from a telematics unit integral with a vehicle to a data center remote from the vehicle, determining at the remote data center a response to the telematics request including both a descriptive response and an audio service demonstration, the user selecting one of the descriptive response and the audio service demonstration, dependent upon the selection by the user, communicating the response to the telematics request and the one of the descriptive response and the audio service demonstration from the remote data center to the telematics unit, and outputting the one of the descriptive response and the audio service demonstration to a user in the vehicle through a speaker within the vehicle.

Infant's Entertainment Apparatus and Interactive Device

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295817

An infant entertainment apparatus includes an upper frame with a housing for a portable electronic device that can be configured to multiple positions to provide entertainment to a child via the portable electronic device. In one embodiment, the infant entertainment apparatus may include two pivotally coupled arcuate members. A housing for a portable electronic device may be coupled to one of the arcuate members and house a portable electronic device.

METHOD FOR PREPARING ELECTRODE MIX AND THE ELECTRODE MIX PREPARED BY USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295455

Disclosed are a method for preparing an electrode mix comprising (i) adding an electrode active material, a conductive material and a binder to a solvent, (ii) further adding a surfactant to the mixture of step (i), and (iii) mixing the resulting mixture of step (ii) and an electrode mix for secondary batteries prepared by the method.

Structures and Devices Based on Boron Nitride and Boron Nitride-III-Nitride Heterostructures

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130292685

The present invention relates to optoelectronic device layer structures, light emitting devices, and detectors based upon heterostructures formed between hexagonal boron nitride (hNB) and III-nitrides, and more particularly, to heterojunction devices capable of emitting and detecting photons in the ultraviolet (UV) and extremely ultraviolet (RUV) spectral range. The present invention also relates to neutron detectors based on epitaxially grown hBN thin films (or epitaxial layers) and hBN stacked thin films (or epitaxial layers) to satisfy the thickness required for capturing all incoming neutrons.

PHENOL-CONTAINING AZOLE COMPOSITIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296388

A process for the protection of industrial materials in which a composition, comprising at least one azole and at least one phenol, is employed so as to treat the industrial material.

POSITIONING METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294265

The present invention provides a positioning method, device and system, which are applied to indoor WLAN positioning. A positioning server obtains location service information of APs in a set of APs to be measured; selects three APs to be measured in the set of APs to be measured according to a preset rule, and calculates a first coordinate of a terminal; if a calculated RSSI value of an unmeasured AP is not smaller than a difference between the measured RSSI value and a preset threshold, determines that signals of the unmeasured AP are not affected by reflection; and uses the first coordinate as a location coordinate of the terminal if all the three APs to be measured have been measured, thereby positioning the terminal.

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR RESELLING DIGITAL MEDIA RIGHTS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130297385

In example embodiments, a system and method for managing the resale of digital media rights is provided. In example embodiments, user accounts that store digital media rights for digital content may be maintained. An indication that a first user having a first user account intends to transfer digital media rights for a particular digital content may is received. A verification process is performed to verify that the digital media rights of the first user are transferable. Based on an indication that a transaction has occurred, the digital media rights are transferred from the first user account to a second user account associated with a second user that is a recipient of the digital media rights.

Prioritizing Malicious Website Detection

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130298240

A computer implemented method includes identifying a universal resource locator and characterizing a traffic pattern associated with the universal resource locator. The traffic pattern can include referrer information, referring information, advertising network relationship information, and any combination thereof. The method can further include classifying the universal resource locator into a risk category based on the traffic pattern.

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DATA COLLECTION AND VALIDATION

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130298149

Methods and apparatus for collection, validation, analysis, and automated error correction of data regarding user interaction with content. In one embodiment, statistical methods are used to arrive at expected values for the collected data. The data is compared to the expected value and must meet one or more acceptance criteria (e.g., be within a prescribed range) to be considered valid. The prescribed range is determined by the network operator, or a computer program adapted to generate this value. The invention enables a network operator to assess a large volume of data without requiring significant amounts of manual monitoring and/or error correction. The ability to collect, validate and analyze data across multiple platforms is also provided. Still further, an automated system capable of learning evaluation and error correction patterns is disclosed.

MOTOR WITH MAGNETIC SENSORS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293172

Disclosed is an electric motor that includes a stator with a plurality of main poles, each of which includes a coil, and a rotor rotatable about an axis and having a magnet with magnetic poles in which N and S poles are alternating. The motor further includes a first sensor group of a plurality of magnetic sensors fixed relative to the stator, and a second sensor group of a plurality of magnetic sensors fixed relative to the stator. When operating the motor, the first sensor group can be selected so as to rotate the rotor in a first direction. The second sensor group can be selected so as to rotate the rotor in a second direction opposite to the first direction.

POWER SUPPLY TEST SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130292107

A power supply test system includes a test chamber, a switch module, a temperature detecting unit, a control module, and a refrigerating and heating module. The test chamber accommodates a power supply. The switch module inputs a predetermined temperature value. The temperature detecting unit detects temperature signals in the test chamber. The control module receives the temperature signals. The refrigerating and heating module receives a first control signal from the control unit when a value of the temperature signal is less than the predetermined temperature value. The refrigerating and heating module heats the test chamber. The refrigerating and heating module receives a second control signal from the control unit when a value of the temperature signal is greater than the predetermined temperature value. The refrigerating and heating module refrigerates the test chamber until the value of the temperature signal is equal to the predetermined temperature value.

IONIC COMPOUND AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF, AND ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION AND ELECTRICAL STORAGE DEVICE EACH UTILIZING THE IONIC COMPOUND

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295449

The present invention provides an ionic compound containing a cyanoborate; a process for production thereof; and an electrolytic solution and a device, each utilizing the ionic compound. The electrolytic solution of the present invention comprises an ionic compound represented by general formula (1) and a solvent. Further, a production process of the present invention comprises reacting a compound represented by general formula (8) with a substitution reaction reagent to obtain a compound represented by general formula (1).

Systems and Methods for Recovering Hydrocarbons From a Polyolefin Purge Gas Product

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291720

Provided are systems and methods for separating a purge gas recovered from a polyethylene product. The method includes recovering a polyethylene product containing one or more volatile hydrocarbons from a polymerization reactor and contacting the polyethylene product with a purge gas to remove at least a portion of the volatile hydrocarbons to produce a polymer product having a reduced concentration of volatile hydrocarbons and a purge gas product enriched in volatile hydrocarbons. The purge gas product is compressed to a pressure of 2,500 kPaa to 10,000 kPaa, and is then cooled and separated into at least a first product, a second product, and a third product. A portion of one or more of the first, second, or third products is then recycled as a purge gas, to the polymerization reactor, or to the purge gas product enriched in volatile hydrocarbons prior to compression, respectively.

SAFETY DEVICES FOR SAWS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291697

In various embodiments, a saw can include a work surface and a blade at least partially extending through the work surface. In at least one embodiment, the saw can further include a sensor and a light emitter, wherein the light emitter can be configured to emit a first light beam and a second light beam onto at least a portion of the work surface. In various embodiments, the sensor can be can be configured to detect a plurality of saw conditions and, owing to communication between the sensor and the light emitter, the light emitter can be configured to emit the first light beam onto the work surface when the sensor detects a first saw condition and emit the second light beam onto the work surface when the sensor detects a second saw condition.

Clothing Fastening System

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291340

A fastening system for fastening garment elements, with the garment comprising a button closure comprised of a button and a buttonhole. The fastening system is comprised of two fastening members, each of which has a base element. A base element of a first member is integrated with hook elements of a hook and eye fastener and the base element of the second member is integrated with eye elements of the hook and eye fastener. A fastener button is fixedly attached to a side of a base element of one of the two members, on a side obverse to the integrated hooks or eyes thereon. The other of the two members comprises an engaging fastener aperture, which extends through the base element and the integrated hooks or eyes thereon. The engaging fastener aperture permit the garment button to pass therethrough, effecting a holding engagement between the member and a garment element.

SIGNAL PROCESSING

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295851

Apparatus for and method of processing radio frequency signals, the method including: obtaining a signal indicative of a first frequency (e.g. by obtaining a sample of a transmitted signal), the first frequency being a frequency of the transmitted signal; and using the signal indicative of a first frequency, establishing a second frequency depending on the first frequency, the second frequency being a frequency to which to tune a filter for filtering a received signal. An antenna for receiving and/or transmitting a signal may be a co-site antenna with respect to at least one other antenna.

MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MODULATING A GAS ENVIRONMENT OF CELL CULTURES AND TISSUES

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295551

A microfluidic device having a perfusion chamber, the perfusion chamber having a base, a bath opening in the base, a supply inlet and an exhaust outlet. The device further includes a gas permeable membrane attached beneath the perfusion chamber, the gas permeable membrane having a first opening in registration with the supply inlet and a second opening in registration with the exhaust outlet. A substrate is attached to the gas permeable membrane, the substrate having at least one microchannel arranged for flow communication with the supply inlet and the exhaust outlet. In addition, a slide is attached to the substrate. As such, gas introduced through the supply inlet is communicated to the microchannel via the first opening, and the gas permeable membrane is positioned to be exposed to the gas to communicate the gas to the bath opening.

LED LIGHT FIXTURE

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294059

LED light fixtures and methods of manufacturing same are provided. In one embodiment, a LED fixture assembly includes at least one cover configured to be disposed in a fluorescent light troffer, the at least one cover including at least one first cavity and a second cavity; at least one LED lamp module disposed in the first cavity; and a driver module disposed in the second cavity such that the driver module is visibly concealed and electrically coupled to at least one LED lamp module. Various embodiments of LED lamp modules have also been provided and are configured to provide light via direct and/or indirect lighting methods.