Total 7029 patents for "2013-11-07"

Hook lift jib apparatus

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130294874

An apparatus for a hook lift jib which is easily movable between an extended position and a retracted position to make the applications for use of this apparatus more universal since it is capable of being used for lifting and handling of refuse containers of various sizes. The jib member can be retained in the extended position by the placement of two locking pins extending therethrough or it can be capable of floating or automated self movement between the extended and retracted position responsive to removal of one of the pin members. The hook lift jib apparatus is designed to be particularly useful handling containers of different sizes particularly useful with containers wherein the container grip bar is between 54 inches and 61 inches from the adjacent ground surface.

THIRD HEART SOUND ACTIVITY INDEX FOR HEART FAILURE MONITORING

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296728

A cardiac rhythm management system provides for the trending of a third heart sound (S3) index. The S3 index is a ratio, or an estimate of the ratio, of the number of S3 beats to the number of all heart beats, where the S3 beats are each a heart beat during which an occurrence of S3 is detected. An implantable sensor such as an accelerometer or a microphone senses an acoustic signal indicative heart sounds including S3. An S3 detector detects occurrences of S3 from the acoustic signal. A heart sound processing system trends the S3 index on a periodic basis to allow continuous monitoring of the S3 activity level, which is indicative of conditions related to heart failure.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTING TARGETS IN AN AUGMENTED REALITY ENVIRONMENT

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293580

Techniques are disclosed for facilitating electronic commerce in an augmented reality environment. In some embodiments, a method comprises detecting, by a mobile device, presence of the physical product or the real life service; and presenting, on the mobile device, information to conduct the transaction of a physical product or a real life service via the augmented reality environment. In some embodiments, a method comprises detecting one or more targets in the augmented reality platform using a select area in a perspective of a user, the perspective being captured by a mobile device; and prompting the user to choose an object of interest from the one or more detected targets. Among other advantages, embodiments disclosed herein provide an intuitive and integrated user experience in shopping using augmented reality devices, thereby reducing the consumer user's effort in conducting such activities, reducing necessary sales personnel and their working hours, and increasing sales.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRIC FIELDS IN ELECTRO-HYDRODYNAMIC APPLICATIONS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130292944

An electro-hydrodynamic system that extracts energy from a gas stream, which includes an injector that injects a first species of particles having the same polarity into the gas stream, wherein particle movement with the gas stream is opposed by a first electric field; an electric field generator that generates a second electric field opposing the first, such that the net electric field at a predetermined distance downstream from the injector is approximately zero; an upstream collector that collects a second species of particles having a polarity opposite the first particle species; a downstream collector that collects the charged particle; and a load coupled between the downstream collector and the upstream collector, wherein the load converts the kinetic energy of the gas stream into electric power.

Fibre Optic Distributed Sensing

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291642

This application describes methods and apparatus for fibre optic distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) where microstructured fibre (202), such as holey fibre or photonic crystal fibre is used as the sensing fibre (104). The microstructured fibre is configured so to provide at least one of enhanced sensitivity to a given incident acoustic signal; an enhanced non-linear optical power threshold and directional sensitivity. By configuring the microstructured fibre to be more compliant than an equivalent solid fibre and/or provide a large refractive index variation in response to applied strain, the response to a given acoustic stimulus may be larger than for the equivalent fibre, Providing a hollow core may allow higher optical powers and by providing a directionality to microstructured (304) allows the fibre to be used in a DAS system with a directional response.

GAS CONTROL APPARATUS FOR BOILER

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291807

Disclosed herein is a gas control apparatus for a boiler, which has a simple structure and enables easy assembly, thus improving productivity and reducing manufacturing costs, therefore enhancing the competitiveness of a product. The gas control apparatus includes a solenoid retracting or ejecting a rod in response to application of power. A cylindrical support unit is coupled to an upper portion of the solenoid and has a suction port and an exhaust port on a side surface and an upper surface thereof, respectively, with a groove being formed along a lower edge of the support unit. A separator is provided between the solenoid and the support unit in such a way that an edge thereof is inserted into the groove. An opening and shutting plate is mounted to an upper end of the rod and opens and shuts the exhaust port of the support unit.

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE PACKAGING STRUCTURE AND LIGHT EMITTING DIODE STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293953

A Light Emitting Diode (LED) packaging structure comprises an LED die, a package body, and an optical element. The package body wraps the LED die, and the optical element is disposed on the package body. A light beam emitted by the LED die passes through the optical element and is split into a plurality of sub-light beams, and each of sub-light beams is individually projected onto an image plane corresponding to the optical element. Therefore, the LED packaging structure is applied to an LED stereoscopic display device, so that left eye and right eye of a viewer may respectively receive light beams emitted by different LED dies, so as to view a stereoscopic image, thereby solving a problem of a conventional stereoscopic display device that the stereoscopic image may be viewed in only a single viewable area.

DISCRETE ELEMENT METHOD

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130297270

A discrete element method for modelling granular or particulate material, the method including a multiple grid search method wherein the multiple grid search method is a hierarchical grid search method, and wherein entities, such as particles and boundary elements, are allocated to cells of respective grids based on size. The search method further includes: (a) performing a search of cells in a first of the grid levels to determine pairs of entities which satisfy predetermined criteria to be included in a neighbour list for which both entities belong to the first grid level; (b) mapping each nonempty cell in the first grid level to each of the other grid levels, determining neighbouring cells in each of the other grid levels and determining all pairs of entities belonging to a pair of levels that satisfy the predetermined criteria for inclusion in the neighbour list; and (c) repeating (a) and (b) for all grid levels.

Radiation Detector System and Method

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130292578

A radiation detector system and method that significantly reduces the cost of conventionally constructed radiation detectors is disclosed. The disclosed system generally comprises an injection molded detector body incorporating plastic material with embedded feed-thrus that are encapsulated within the detector body. This detector body is mated to a detector window assembly using a gasket or other means of sealing to inhibit gas leakage. The mating methodology between the detector body and the detector window assembly is by means of plastic snap-on tabs in these structures that permit semi-permanent mating while also allowing the structures to be easily disassembled for repair and maintenance. The present invention system/method permits a significant hardware cost reduction as compared to conventional prior art radiation detector construction methodologies.

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORMING DISCONNECTABLE JOINT ASSEMBLIES

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295790

A disconnectable joint system includes first and second connectors and a coupling fastener. The first connector defines a first conductor bore to receive a first cable conductor, and a first coupling portion including a first coupling bore and a first integral interlock feature. The second connector defines a second conductor bore to receive a second cable conductor, and a second coupling portion including a second coupling bore and a second integral interlock feature. The first and second coupling portions are mateable in an interlocked position wherein the first and second interlock features are interlocked with one another, the first and second coupling bores are substantially aligned, and the coupling fastener can be inserted through the first and second coupling bores and tightened to securely couple the first and second connectors to one another. The first and second connectors can be separated upon removal of the coupling fastener.

MEANS AND METHODS FOR PREDICTING DIABETES

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295692

A method for diagnosing diabetes or a predisposition for diabetes is provided, which comprises determining the amount of glyoxylate in a test sample of a subject suspected to suffer from diabetes or to have a predisposition for diabetes and comparing said amount to a references, whereby diabetes or a predisposition for diabetes is to be diagnosed. Further, the use of glyoxylate or a detection agent for glyoxylate for diagnosing diabetes or a predisposition for diabetes is provided. Moreover, a device and a kit for diagnosing diabetes or a predisposition for diabetes are also provided.

FAUCET OUTLET STRUCTURE WITH A WATER CURTAIN

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291977

A faucet outlet structure with a close and hollow water curtain is disclosed. The structure has a faucet body having a water outlet tube extending forward at an upper portion of the faucet body, a water outlet formed at a front portion of the water outlet tube, and a water stopping portion disposed inside the water outlet. When the water from the faucet flows down through the water stopping portion, a close and hollow water curtain is generated, so that the water can flow through a larger area to increase the washing efficiency and to further achieve the goal of saving water.

ABNORMALITY DIAGNOSIS DEVICE AND ABNORMALITY DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM FOR SERVO CONTROL DEVICE

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130297049

An abnormality diagnosis device includes a factor-data storage unit that stores therein factor data including a candidate of an alarm-generating factor corresponding to an alarm number; a stored-data storage unit that stores therein, as stored data, statistical data acquired from a statistical data server including the alarm number corresponding to a system configuration number of a servo control device classified based on a system configuration of the servo control device, and a candidate of the alarm-generating factor corresponding to the alarm number, and a generation probability of the candidate; a display unit; and an abnormality-diagnosis processing unit that acquires the alarm number from the servo control device when an alarm is generated, and based on the alarm number, the factor data, and the stored data, adds the generation probability to each candidate and displays, on the display unit, the candidate with the generation probability added.

FLAP DOOR HAVING A SOFT HINGE FOR A HUNTING BLIND

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291916

A flap door having a soft hinge for a lay-down hunting blind comprises a fabric door frame cover, a door frame receiving pocket formed in the door frame cover, a door frame enclosed within the door frame receiving pocket supporting the door frame cover in planar configuration, the door frame having interconnected U-shaped head end and toe end support members having curved head end and toe end hinge corners supported on the framework of the hunting blind's enclosure, a hinge end of the door frame cover attached to one of two opposing lateral edges of the top opening of the fabric enclosure of the blind without any direct mechanical interconnection between the door frame and the support framework of the enclosure such that a pair of flap doors may be moved between opened and closed configurations over the top opening.

OPERATIONALIZING SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130297583

A method for managing reference to an entity on a network includes determining shares of voice for an entity and other entities across a plurality of channels with respect to a plurality of search terms. The method also includes correlating shares of voice for the entity and the other entities with respect the search terms to determine a relative change in share of voice for the entity with respect to the other entities. Thereafter, shares of voice for the entity across the plurality of channels may be correlated to determine relative changes in share of voice for the entity within each of the channels. The relative change in share of voice for the entity with respect to the other entities and the relative changes in share of voice for the entity within each of the channels may then be displayed.

DATA PROCESSING DEVICE AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130297992

A data processing device and a data processing method capable of improving resistance to error of data. An LDPC encoder encodes by an LDPC code whose code length is 16200 bits and code rate is 4/15, 7/15, or 8/15. A parity check matrix of the LDPC code is composed by arrangement of an element of an information matrix determined by a parity check matrix initial value table indicating a position of the element of the information matrix corresponding to an information length corresponding to the code length and the code rate for each 360 columns of the parity check matrix with a period of 360 columns in a column direction. The parity check matrix initial value table is for digital broadcasting for a mobile terminal, for example. This technology may be applied to a case in which LDPC encoding and LDPC decoding are performed.

Coated Biodegradable Building Article

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295376

A composite material includes a matrix composed of a polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymer and a filler composed of particles dispersed in the matrix. The particles are composed of naturally-derived materials (e.g., ground bone meal or pumice powder), have a microporous microstructure, have a low hygroscopic expansion, and are less than 1.0 mm in size. Preferably, the matrix and the filler together constitute 100% by weight of the composite material, and at most 30% by volume of the composite material is consumed by the filler. The composite material may take the form of an anaerobically biodegradable article of manufacture such as a building material a coating of a building material or other article.

Partitioning Device

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291473

Provided with is a partitioning device comprises a first fixture including a first base beam and a pair of first skirt extending upward. A second supporting fixture includes a second base beam which is distant horizontally to the first base beam and a pair of second skirt extending upward thereof. The second skirt is distant to the first skirt. A partitioning board is spanned over the first and second fixtures, and has a main board with a third and fourth skirts extending downward and inward thereof with a slightly tilted first and second angles. Wherein when the partitioning board is interengaged with the first and second fixtures, the first skirt will engage with the third skirt, and the second skirt will engage with the fourth skirt. By the provision disclosed above, the first and second fixtures are securely interengaged with the partitioning board. The overall structure is strong and reliable.

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293477

An electronic apparatus and an operation method thereof are provided. The electronic apparatus has a sensor module. A space operation mode is enabled when an operation object is detected in a sensor space by the sensor module. A controlling function corresponding to one of a plurality of using spaces divided from the sensor space in which the operation object is located is enabled. Movement information of the operation object is detected by the sensor module, and an operation action corresponding to the enabled controlling function is executed.

METAL-COLORED AND NON-CONDUCTIVE TRANSFER FILM

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295348

Disclosed is a transfer film which is transferred to an injection molding product. The transfer film includes a protective layer a printing layer which is stacked on the protective layer; a metal deposition layer which is deposited on the printing layer so as to have an island structure and thus to provide non-conductive property; and adhesive layer which is deposited on the metal deposition layer, thereby providing metal color and non-conductive property.

RAT ACTUATOR FINE ADJUSTMENT ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130292509

A ram air turbine system includes an actuator having a threaded portion, a rod having a threaded region at or near one end and an eyelet at an opposite end, and a bushing. The bushing has a first thread engaged with the threaded portion of the actuator, and a second thread engaged with the threaded region of the rod, such that an actuation force can be transmitted between the actuator and the rod through the bushing. The first and second threads of the bushing have different pitches.

Bin Washing System

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291894

Provided is an example of bin washing system. The bin washing system may include a first solid-liquid separating device, a second solid-liquid separating device, a pump, and an inlet structure. The first solid-liquid separating device may be configured to receive a first solid-liquid suspension having first solids and second solids, separate the first solids from the second solids, and dispatch a second solid-liquid suspension having the second solids. The second solid-liquid separating device may be configured to receive the second solid-liquid suspension, capture the second solids, and dispatch cleaned water. The pump may be configured to pump cleaning water to the first solid-liquid separating device. The inlet structure may be configured to receive waste water that includes the first and second solids. The bin washing system may be configured to combine the cleaning water pumped by the pump with the waste water to form the first solid-liquid suspension.

ORTHODONTIC APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295514

The invention relates to an orthodontic apparatus comprising an upper jaw brace (OKS) and a lower jaw brace (UKS). The braces each have an adjustment mechanism (13) for an engaging part (14, 30). The engaging parts engage together when the mouth is closed. Each adjustment mechanism (13) has an adjustment spindle (16) running in the sagittal direction of the jaw brace, the spindle head thereof can be accessed at the front by a tool (T). The position of the engaging part can thereby be adjusted very easily, and, among other things, also while the orthodontic apparatus is in the mouth of the patient.

Process for the Production of Xylenes

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296624

A hydrocarbon upgrading process is described in which a hydrocarbon feed is treated in at least one of a steam cracker, catalytic cracker, coker, hydrocracker, and reformer under suitable conditions to produce a first stream comprising aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons. A second stream comprising C 6 -C 9 aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons is recovered from the first stream and aliphatic hydrocarbons are removed from at least part of the second stream to produce an aliphatic hydrocarbon-depleted stream. The aliphatic hydrocarbon-depleted stream is then dealkylated and/or transalkylated and/or cracked (D/T/C) by contact with a catalyst under suitable reaction conditions to produce a third stream having an increased benzene and/or toluene content compared with said aliphatic hydrocarbon-depleted stream and a light paraffin by-product. Benzene and/or toluene from the third stream is then methylated with a methylating agent to produce a xylene-enriched stream.

Illuminated Emergency Notification Balloon

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291787

Disclosed is an emergency notification device comprised of an inflatable balloon with an attached receiver, a reel containing a tethering string, a tank containing a lighter-than-air-gas for filling the balloon, and a balloon filling adapter. The balloon can be inflated and elevated to a height in order to make the location of the lost or injured person more conspicuous. A user can thread the tank into the adapter, attach the adapter to the receiver, and fill the balloon with a sufficient amount of lighter-than-air gas to achieve buoyancy. The device further includes an anchor strap for securing the balloon to the ground, and an illumination means that illuminates the entire balloon for increased visibility in lowlight or dark conditions.

GRAPHICS RENDERING TECHNIQUE FOR AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC THREE DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130293547

Various embodiments are presented herein that may render an image frame on an autostereoscopic 3D display. A computer platform including a processor circuit executing a rendering application may determine a current orientation of a virtual camera array within a three-dimensional (3D) scene and at least on additional 3D imaging parameter for the 3D scene. The rendering application, with the aid of a ray tracing engine, may also determine a depth range for the 3D scene. The ray tracing engine may then facilitate rendering of the image frame representative of the 3D scene using a ray tracing process.

Drug Loaded Microfiber Sutures for Ophthalmic Application

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130296933

Ophthalmic suture materials made from biocompatible and biodegradable polymers with high tensile strength for use in drug delivery, methods of making them, and method of using them for ocular surgery and repair have been developed. The suture materials are made from a combination of a biodegradable, biocompatible polymer and a hydrophilic biocompatible polymer. In a preferred embodiment the suture materials are made from a poly(hydroxyl acid) such as poly(l-lactic acid) and a polyalkylene oxide such as poly(ethylene glycol) or a polyalkylene oxide block copolymer. The sutures entrap (e.g., encapsulate) one or more therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic agents and provide prolonged release over a period of at least a week, preferably a month.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A NONWOVEN COMPOSITE FABRIC

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130291355

The invention relates to a device for producing a nonwoven composite fabric. A nonwoven fabric layer is applied onto a support structure layer and connected to said layer by means of water jet needling. According to the invention, the following are provided:

HEAT RESISTANCE USING TITANIUM DIOXIDE NANOFIBERS

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295809

A composite structure includes a resin and a plurality of titanium dioxide fibers provided in the resin.

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ADDRESSING MOBILE STATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-11-07

Pub Number: US20130295945

In wireless communication system each MS is assigned a globally unique address. The method and system use one of these globally unique addresses to identify the MS. The efficient method of signaling this large size MS address (MS ID) is proposed. The n bit MS ID is divided into p parts wherein p is greater than 1. The MS is addressed or identified using x parts from a set of p parts of MS ID, wherein x=p. Further, methods to determine and signal the number of parts i.e. value of x and which x parts out of p parts to be used for addressing is also proposed. The decision to determine the number of parts i.e. value of x and which x parts out of p parts to be used for addressing the MS may be static, semi static or dynamic.