Total 7029 patents for "2013-11-07"

DUAL HEIGHT WORKSTATION CONFIGURATION

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291765

A work surface arrangement comprising a support structure extending upward from a base end, a first work surface forming member supported by the support structure at a first vertical height, a second work surface forming member supported by the support structure at a second vertical height and extending to a first side of the support structure where the second vertical height is lower than the first vertical height, the second member including an undersurface, a first cover supported by the support structure and extending downward below the first member to a lower edge below the second vertical height, a second cover supported by the support structure and extending downward from a height proximate the undersurface of the second member and spaced from the first cover to bound a cavity, at least one horizontal channel supported by the support structure between the first and second work surface forming members to face the first side.

Use of Artemisinin for Treating Tumors Induced by oncogenic Viruses and for Treating Viral Infections

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296411

In certain aspects, the invention relates to methods of treating proliferative cervical disorders (such as cervical cancer and cervical dysplasia) and treating virus infection by administering artemisinin-related compounds. In certain aspects, the invention relates to methods of treating a tumor induced by an oncogenic virus, methods of killing or inhibiting a squamous cell carcinoma, and methods of inhibiting the replication of a virus, by administering artemisinin-related compounds.

SHADE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130292961

A shade device serves to shield a window. The shade device includes a windup device, a main shade configured to partially shield the window and attached to the windup device so as to be drawn therefrom and housed therein, an auxiliary shade configured to shield, of the window, a portion lateral to a portion shielded by the main shade, and an association mechanism that operates the auxiliary shade to advance and retract in a direction different from a drawing and housing direction of the main shade, in association with the operation of drawing and housing the main shade.

STORING DATA INTEGRITY INFORMATION UTILIZING DISPERSED STORAGE

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130297947

A method begins by a processing module generating an integrity check value for each encoded data slice of a set of encoded data slices to produce a set of integrity check values. The method continues with the processing module encoding the set of integrity check values to produce encoded integrity check values. The method continues with the processing module sending the encoded integrity check values for storage in a memory system.

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294251

To improve throughput by reducing the resource used for transmitting a parameter relating to retransmission control and decreasing overhead of retransmission control signaling. Where a retransmission control method is employed with adaptive MCS control in which the encoding rate can be changed, the scheduling section sets the MCS in accordance with CQI notified from the communication counterpart apparatus. When transmission data is encoded, the RV parameter bit-number setting section sets the number of bits used for signaling the RV parameter to decrease as the encoding rate of the first transmission is decreased and sets the RV parameter based on the number of bits. For example, in a case where the encoding rate R is R, two bits are set. In a case where the encoding rate R, one bit is set. On the other hand, in a case where R, zero bits is set.

VIRTUAL AUDIO EFFECTS PACKAGE AND CORRESPONDING NETWORK

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291708

A system, method and computer-readable medium incorporating instructions are provided to enable a user to create and to share a digital effects package. The instructions enable user input of a first sound effect, and a first trigger that, when activated, plays the first sound effect, and to associate the first sound effect and the first trigger with the digital effects package. The trigger can be on a musical instrument, such as on a fretboard or fingerboard of a stringed instrument. The digital effects package may be created and shared by a user at a first terminal connected via a network.

SCROLL SHAPE OF CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294903

In a scroll shape of a centrifugal compressor, an enlargement rate of a ratio A/R of a cross-sectional area A of a scroll portion 12 to a radius R from an axis L1 of a compressor impeller 3 to a centroid P 0 of a cross section of the scroll portion is reduced from a winding start to a winding end of the scroll portion.

MEDICATION DISPENSER WITH REMINDER DEVICE

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130297068

A personal medication dispenser is provided that has a storage compartment (1) and a manually operable closure (2) for providing access to the storage compartment, and a microprocessor (4) together with associated electronic circuitry including a memory (5) and an electronic time clock (6), and an alarm (7) operable by the microprocessor in response to an alarm time outputted by the time clock on the basis of data in the memory. The memory retains data as to each selected time the dispenser is opened to provide access to the storage compartment during an historic period of an integral number of days with each item of retained data being identified as pertaining to a particular timeslot of a predetermined duration that is separated from any other timeslot or timeslots by a predetermined time interval. The microprocessor is arranged to cause activation of the alarm at an automatically determined alarm time that is determined on the basis of historic selected opening times within one or more different timeslots over said predetermined historic time period of days. User programmed alarm times may optionally also be provided.

Semiconductor Device and Method of Forming Interconnect Structure and Mounting Semiconductor Die in Recessed Encapsulant

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130292850

A semiconductor device has conductive pillars formed over a carrier. A first semiconductor die is mounted over the carrier between the conductive pillars. An encapsulant is deposited over the first semiconductor die and carrier and around the conductive pillars. A recess is formed in a first surface of the encapsulant over the first semiconductor die. The recess has sloped or stepped sides. A first interconnect structure is formed over the first surface of the encapsulant. The first interconnect structure follows a contour of the recess in the encapsulant. The carrier is removed. A second interconnect structure is formed over a second surface of the encapsulant and first semiconductor die. The first and second interconnect structures are electrically connected to the conductive pillars. A second semiconductor die is mounted in the recess. A third semiconductor die is mounted over the recess and second semiconductor die.

POSABLE ELECTRICAL CABLE

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130292171

Various embodiments of the invention provide cables configured for communicating electrical signals. In some embodiments, an electrical cable is provided comprising: a first connector portion; a second connector portion; and a cable portion coupling the first connector portion to the second connector portion, where the cable portion includes: a conduit portion comprising an electrical conductor configured to carry an electrical signal between the first connector portion and the second connector portion, a first wire portion coupling the first connector portion to the conduit portion and comprising the electrical conductor, and a second wire portion coupling the second connector portion to the conduit portion and comprising the electrical conductor, wherein the conduit portion is flexible, and at least one of the first wire portion and the second wire portions is flexible and posable such that a user can selectively bend the one wire portion to form and retain a first shape.

POLYUREA COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296490

Disclosed are polyurea compositions comprising the reaction products of a polyformal-isocyanate prepolymer and a curing agent comprising an amine. The compositions are useful as sealants in aerospace applications.

REACTOR, REACTOR MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND REACTOR COMPONENT

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293335

A reactor being small in size and exhibiting excellent productivity, a method for manufacturing the same, and a reactor component suitable as the constituent component of the reactor are provided. The reactor includes a combined product including a coil and a magnetic core, and a case storing the combined product. The case includes a bottom plate portion made of aluminum, a side wall portion made of an insulating resin, and a joining layer formed on the inner face of the bottom plate portion for fixing the coil. The bottom plate portion and the side wall portion are independent separate members, which are integrated with each other by bolts and the like. Terminal fittings having a pair of joining pieces, which are disposed at the positions opposing to the end portions of the wire structuring the coil, are fixed to the side wall portion. Since each end portion of the wire is interposed in the space formed by the joining pieces, the wire and the terminal fittings can be electrically connected to each other without the necessity of using a separate jig. Since the joining layer is made of an adhesive agent exhibiting excellent thermal conductivity and insulation, the reactor possesses an excellent heat dissipating characteristic.

ANTI-CD154 ANTIBODIES HAVING IMPAIRED FcR BINDING AND/OR COMPLEMENT BINDING PROPERTIES AND USE IN THERAPY

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295085

Improved anti-CD154 antibodies are provided herein which have ablated FcR binding and/or complement binding/activation. The use of these antibodies for inducing tolerance and treating immune diseases including autoimmunity, inflammation and allergic disorders is disclosed herein.

Isolation and Functional Identification of Cells

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295636

The invention relates to a method for tagging, identifying and isolating a target cell, wherein the cell is contacted with a capture compound comprising a small molecule moiety, for example a pharmaceutical drug molecule, capable of selectively binding with the cell surface of the target cell, and a function that is capable to covalently or quasi-covalently bind to a surface as a marker or tagging function. In some embodiments the capture compound also includes a photoactivatable reactivity function. The capture compound attaches to a particle that mediates identification or isolation of the tagged cell.

Genetic Variants as Markers for Use in Urinary Bladder Cancer Risk Assessment, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296175

Polymorphic variants that have been found to be associated with risk of urinary bladder cancer are provided herein. Such polymorphic markers are useful for diagnostic purposes, such as in methods of determining a susceptibility, and for prognostic purposes, including methods of predicting prognosis and methods of assessing an individual for probability of a response to therapeutic 5 agents, as further described herein. Further applications utilize the polymorphic markers of the invention include screening and genotyping methods. The invention furthermore provides related kits, and computer-readable media and apparatus.

MESSAGING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130298039

A portable messaging device is provided that can display visual messages and communicate with additional messaging devices via a local area network. The portable messaging device can include a display panel having an LED array, and a control unit. Lateral side walls, and the inner surface of the display panel can define at least part of a recessed opening configured to receive an electronic device such as a smartphone. The control unit can receive input via a user interface of the portable messaging device and, responsive to the input, provide a visual message to the LED array for display from the outer surface of the display panel.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130298114

A software-based customer relationship management system and method.

Nanomaterials and Process for Making the Same

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295000

Process for producing nanomaterials such as graphenes, graphene composites, magnesium oxide, magnesium hydroxides and other nanomaterials by high heat vaporization and rapid cooling. In some of the preferred embodiments, the high heat is produced by an oxidation-reduction reaction of carbon dioxide and magnesium as the primary reactants, although additional materials such as reaction catalysts, control agents, or composite materials can be included in the reaction, if desired. The reaction also produces nanomaterials from a variety of other input materials, and by varying the process parameters, the type and morphology of the carbon nanoproducts and other nanoproducts can be controlled. The reaction products include novel nanocrystals of MgO (percilase) and MgAl 2 O 4 (spinels) as well as composites of these nanocrystals with multiple layers of graphene deposited on or intercalated with them.

SPATIAL-SPECTRAL ANALYSIS BY AUGMENTED MODELING OF 3D IMAGE APPEARANCE CHARACTERISTICS WITH APPLICATION TO RADIO FREQUENCY TAGGED CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294669

A computer aided image processing system and automated method to improve tagged magnetic resonance image data through modeling and analyzing the magnetic resonance image data using a linear combination of discrete Gaussians model and using a Markov-Gibbs random field model. The processed magnetic resonance images include reduced noise associated with the tags, augmented gradients across a tag profile and an amplified tag to background contrast as compared to the original tagged magnetic resonance images.

METHOD FOR UTILIZING THERMAL ENERGY OF PRODUCT GASES IN A BTL PLANT

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291808

The invention for utilizing thermal energy of gases generated in a BtL plant. A feature of the invention is that the thermal energy of discharge gas streams generated in the BtL plant is used for driving various compressor machineries and/or electricity generation, whereby the plant can operate as a stand-alone facility.

SIGNAL TRANSMITTING METHOD OF TOUCH INPUT DEVICES

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293493

A signal transmitting method of a touch input device is adapted to the touch input device and a computer device connected with each other. According to an embodiment, the signal transmitting method includes the following steps. A touch signal is obtained by using a touch input device. When the touch signal corresponds to a mouse mode, the touch signal is transmitted to an inbuilt mouse driver of the computer device through a first channel. When the touch signal corresponds to a touchpad mode, the touch signal is transmitted to an inbuilt touchpad driver of the computer device through a second channel different from the first channel. Thus, a single touch input device can be used as a mouse and a touch pad, and provide different input signals to the computer device.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ENGINE CRANKING

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296126

Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine may be started in one of two ways depending on operating conditions. In particular, the engine may be started via a lower power output electric machine or a higher power output electric machine.

QUATERNARY AMMONIUM SALT

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296552

A quaternary ammonium salt represented by formula (5)

DEVICE FOR HOLDING A NUMBER OF FISH TO BE PREPARED AND FISH PREPARATION METHOD

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295258

A device for holding a number of fish to be prepared in an orientation in which the stomach side of the fish is directed upwards, the device having a basic structure which can be positioned on a horizontal surface or can be suspended on a holding structure or arranged on the device, and that the device has, for each fish to be held, a plurality of spikes which are oriented parallel to one another and project by way of a free end from the basic structure such that a fish, the side flanks of which have been skewered via the free ends of the spikes assigned to it, can be held on the device with its stomach side; directed upwards and in the process such that only the spikes assigned to the fish are in contact with the fish.

LOAD-SHARING RIP-STOP DOUBLE ROW REPAIRS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296936

A load sharing rip-stop construct and technique for soft tissue repair, particularly rotator cuff repair. A suture tape is inserted through the soft tissue (rotator cuff) at a first location. At least one suture anchor is inserted into bone, adjacent the soft tissue, the anchor being loaded with at least one length of an suture with two ends. The ends of the suture are passed through the soft tissue at a second location which is medial to the first location, and secured in bone at the second location with an anchor. The suture tape is then passed over the soft tissue and secured into the bone at a third location which is lateral to the first and second locations. The suture tape acts as a rip-stop, not only providing resistance to tissue cutout for the suture, but also enhancing load distribution.

System and Method for Packaging

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295241

A system for packaging forming a container can provide an improved form of food packaging. The container includes a base element and at least two lateral side elements, and forms a tray element. The tray element defines an open cavity for containing contents, and has a back and front edge. At least one of the lateral side elements has at least one moveable element integrated with, and forming an extension of, the lateral side element at a first fixed end of the moveable element(s). The moveable element(s) is/are capable of being folded into the cavity and around the contents, and is of a length such that the second, free end of the moveable element(s) extend(s) around the contents to the front edge of the tray element. The second free end is capable of being pulled to cause the contents to move towards the front edge of the tray element.

FEED DRUM WITH AXIALLY TRANSLATING FINGERS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291510

A feed drum for an agricultural harvesting head has fingers extending through the surface of the feed drum that translate laterally and generally parallel to the rotational axis of the feed drum as the feed drum rotates to compress the crop mat laterally inwardly toward a central axial portion of the feed drum.

System and Method For Providing Load Balanced Secure Media Content And Data Delivery in a Distributed Computing Environment

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130297932

A system and method for providing load balanced secure media content and data delivery (10) in a distributed computing environment is disclosed. Media content is segmented and encrypted into a set of individual encrypted segments on a centralized control center (15). Each individual encrypted segment has the same fixed size. The complete set of individual encrypted segments is staged to a plurality of intermediate control nodes (17, 19). Individual encrypted segments are mirrored from the staged complete set to a plurality of intermediate servers (21 a - b, 23 a - b ). Requests are received from clients (11) for the media content at the centralized control center. Each individual encrypted segment in the set is received from one of an intermediate control node and an intermediate server optimally sited from the requesting client. The individual encrypted segments are reassembled into the media content for media playback.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS TO CONTROL A POWER SUPPLY, AND METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293922

An image forming apparatus for controlling power supply is provided. An image forming apparatus includes at least one cover unit to be mounted in the image forming apparatus, at least one replaceable unit to participate in an image forming operation of the image forming apparatus, a sensing unit to sense whether the at least one cover unit is opened or closed, and a main board unit to cut off the power supply to the at least one replaceable unit for a predetermined period of time when the at least one cover unit is opened or closed. Accordingly, stable operation is enabled.

PHOSPHORUS BINDER COMPOSITION FOR TREATMENT OF HYPERPHOSPHATEMIA

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296433

The present invention relates to oral pharmaceutical products which are useful for binding phosphorus in ingesta, and inhibiting absorption of phosphorus from the gastrointestinal tract of subjects. A method for binding phosphorus in ingesta and inhibiting its absorption from the gastrointestinal tract is also provided. The pharmaceutical products and methods of the present invention are particularly useful in the treatment of hyperphosphatemia of chronic uremia and reducing serum phosphorus levels in patients requiring such therapy.