Total 7020 patents for "2013-12-26"

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130346638

An information processing apparatus includes a first device initialization unit configured to perform an initialization process for recognizing one or more first devices that include a device storing an application, a second device initialization unit configured to perform an initialization process for recognizing a second device that is different from the one or more first devices, an application initialization unit configured to perform an initialization process for reading out the application from the one or more first devices and executing the application, and an initialization control unit configured to, after the initialization process by the first device initialization unit is performed, control to cause the initialization process by the application initialization unit to proceed in parallel with the initialization process by the second device initialization unit.

HYPERSULFATED DISACCHARIDE FORMULATIONS

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130345167

Hypersulfated disaccharides with utility in asthma or asthma related disorders are disclosed. The compounds are formulated with agents that enhance the oral delivery of the hypersulfated disaccharides. The delivery agents are selected from the group consisting of natural or synthetic polymers having ionic side chains as well as other compounds or types of compounds that improve the bioavailability of the disaccharides relative to delivery of the drug without such agents. The hypersulfated disaccharides are made from heparin or salts thereof.

Facilitating Financial Institution Compliance with Foreclosure Laws

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130346285

A computer software application for facilitating financial institution compliance with foreclosure laws is provided. A computer may be utilized to generate a graphical user interface for initiating a loan level review of foreclosure files. During the loan level review, the computer may be utilized to identify and report missing loan file documentation and other foreclosure procedure errors, including checking for active military borrowers, bankruptcy searches and loss mitigation processes. At the completion of the review, the computer may generate a report that may be utilized in assessing compliance, following-up with the financial institution's vendors and instituting process changes.

Monitoring and Analyzing Creation and Usage of Visual Content

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130346431

An MMR system includes an analytics module for monitoring and analyzing the creation and usage of visual content search. The analytics module is part of an MMR gateway and provides a mechanism for administrators to determine the usage patterns and other information about users of the MMR system. The analytics module comprises a monitoring module, a usage database, an access analysis module and a presentation module. The monitoring module collects information about the retrieval request, image queries, context information and recognition results. The usage database stores the information collected by the monitoring module.

DATABASE MANAGEMENT BY ANALYZING USAGE OF DATABASE FIELDS

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130347127

Apparatuses, computer readable media, methods, and systems are described for accessing table layout data identifying a plurality of fields included in a table stored in a database, accessing log data identifying a number of times each of the fields of the table has been queried, ranking the fields based on the number of times each of the fields of the table has been queried, determining a first subset of the fields that have not been queried at least a predetermined number of times, and generating an update to the table by removing the first subset of the fields from the table.

AGROCHEMICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING ZINC,SULPHUR AND A PESTICIDAL ACTIVE INGREDIENT

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130345052

The present invention relates to an agricultural composition comprising an effective amount of at least one pesticidal active ingredient, an effective amount of sulphur, an effective amount of zinc and at least one agrochemically acceptable excipient.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMPENSATING FOR SOFT IRON MAGNETIC DISTURBANCES IN A HEADING REFERENCE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130345972

A method and system for compensating for significant soft iron magnetic disturbances in a heading reference system, such as an aircraft heading reference system, such as an integrated standby unit; or a vehicle inertial system, provides a heading correction signal to the heading reference system when a detected difference in value between a gyro heading relative to magnetic north and a magnetometer reading during a defined measurement period exceeds a predetermined acceptable threshold value of change, such as one based on the expected gyro drift over that period. Upon receipt of the heading correction signal, the gyro heading is adjusted to maintain an accurate heading relative to true magnetic north. If this threshold value is not exceeded, then the magnetometer reading is used for the heading value. This method is iteratively repeated in order to continually maintain an accurate heading and may be employed for each heading measurement axis.

TREATMENT OF COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT IN A SUBJECT WITH A NEUROLOGICAL AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130344000

Described herein are methods for the treatment of cognitive impairment in a subject with a neurological autoimmune disease and methods for determining whether a subject who has a central nervous system autoimmune disease is likely to acquire a cognitive impairment.

AUDIO LISTENING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130343591

A headphone assembly is provided and includes a headband assembly comprising at least one end; an ear-cup assembly pivotably engaged to the headband assembly by an engagement structure positioned proximate to the at least one end of the headband assembly, the ear-cup assembly comprising a cap and a housing, wherein the cap and the housing are connected to form an enclosed space inside the ear-cup assembly; a transducer configured to produce sound and positioned within the enclosed space of the ear-cup assembly; and a damper rim positioned between the ear-cup assembly and the at least one end of the headband assembly, the damper rim covering the engagement structure and being engaged to the ear-cup assembly and the at least one end of the headband assembly.

VEGETABLE OIL-BASED OIL-IN-WATER OR WATER-IN-OIL EMULSION AS PHYTOPHARMACEUTICAL ADJUVANT

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130345061

A water-in-oil (w/o) or oil-in-water (o/w) emulsion composed of an oily phase including one or more oils of crude or refined vegetable origin, and at least one non-ionic and/or anionic emulsifying surfactant, and of an aqueous phase, the aqueous phase including at least one phyllosilicate, as a phytopharmaceutical adjuvant intended to be mixed with at least one phytopharmaceutical active agent or as a phytopharmaceutical product with mechanical action. A phytopharmaceutical composition including an active agent and also a phytopharmaceutical adjuvant as defined above, and a method of treating plants with the composition.

MULTIPLE FUNCTION DISPLAY SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130342512

A display system which includes a first image display; a second image display; a reflective polariser disposed between the first image display and the second image display, with the second image display disposed on a viewing side of the display system; and a controller for addressing image data to the first image display and the second image display, wherein the controller, the first image display and second image display are configured to selectively operate in accordance with: a first display function in which the first image display is visible to a viewer through the second image display and the second image display appears substantially transparent to the first image display; a second display function in which the display system appears as a plane mirror to the viewer; and a third display function in which the display system appears as a patterned mirror to the viewer.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130341643

A first first-conductivity-type impurity region (4) is provided in an upper portion of a semiconductor layer (102) around a trench (12). A gate electrode (8) is provided on a sidewall surface of the trench (12), and on the semiconductor layer (102) around the trench (12) with a gate insulating film (11) interposed therebetween. A second-conductivity-type impurity region (50) and a second first-conductivity-type impurity region (51) are interposed between a portion of the gate electrode (8) around the trench (12) and the first first-conductivity-type impurity region (4) sequentially on the first first-conductivity-type impurity region (4).

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING AN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY VEHICLE SUPPLY STATION NETWORK

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130346902

A computer implemented method for creating an alternative energy vehicle supply station network is provided. The method includes displaying selectable potential alternative energy vehicle supply stations to users via a graphical user interface displayed on remote devices, the potential alternative energy vehicle supply stations being selectable by each of the users of remote devices to submit at least one preference of each user as a user submission; updating a memory of a computer to include the user submissions; processing, by a processor of the computer, the user submissions as a function of preselected criteria; and outputting, by the computer, the potential alternative energy vehicle supply stations satisfying the preselected criteria.

GESTURE DETECTING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING GESTURE ACCORDING TO VARIATION OF VELOCITY

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130342443

The present invention discloses a gesture detecting apparatus which includes an image capturing device and a processing unit. The image capturing device is for capturing an object light beam reflected by an object and outputting corresponding image information accordingly. The processing unit is for processing the image information and generating a first command or a second command accordingly. The steps of generating the first command and the second command by the processing unit include: outputting a first command if an image size of the image information increases with a relatively higher velocity and decreases with a relatively lower velocity in a sequential time series; and outputting a second command if the image size of the image information increases with a relatively lower velocity and decreases with a relatively higher velocity in the sequential time series.

DIMMING ANGLE SENSING CIRCUIT, DIMMING ANGLE SENSING METHOD, AND POWER SUPPLY DEVICE COMPRISING THE DIMMING ANGLE SENSING CIRCUIT

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130342125

A dimming angle sense circuit according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention generates a source current that depends on an auxiliary voltage corresponding to an input voltage during a turn-on period of a power switch for a period during which an input is generated according to a dimming angle. The dimming angle sense circuit generates a dimming sense voltage by mirroring the source current, and generates a sampling voltage by sampling a dimming sense voltage for every turn-on period of a power switch. The dimming angle sense circuit generates a dimming signal by supplying a dimming current to a dimming resistor and a dimming capacitor according to a result of comparison between the sampling voltage and a reference voltage.

SCROLL STRUCTURE OF CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130343885

An axial cross-sectional shape of a scroll flow path 13 is a roughly circular shape, a diffuser outlet connected to the roughly circular shape is shifted to a position which is closer to a circle center than to a position of a tangent line to the circular shape and which does not reach the circle center, the circular shape is formed from a scroll chamber 30 which juts out in the axial direction relative to the position of the diffuser outlet 11 a and a shift chamber 32 that forms a remainder of the roughly circular shape in a direction opposite to the scroll chamber 30, and the shift chamber 32 is at least formed on the scroll flow path 13 of a winding end portion 19 in a circumferential direction of a spiral.

LITHOGRAPHY APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130343422

A lithography apparatus comprises a structural element, a sensor having a detection region for detecting a physical quantity in at least one detection direction with respect to the structural element, and a sensor receptacle for mounting the sensor to the structural element, wherein the sensor is arranged in such a way that the maximum displacement of the detection region in the detection direction relative to the structural element is not greater than the maximum displacement of the detection region in the detection direction in the case of an arrangement of the sensor orthogonally with respect thereto.

METHOD OF REDUCING COMBUSTION INDUCED OSCILLATIONS IN A TURBINE ENGINE

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130340438

Systems and methods for operating a turbine engine having a plurality of fuel injectors arranged circumferentially in a combustor, with each fuel injector having a main fuel supply and a pilot fuel supply, includes supplying fuel to the plurality of fuel injectors through the main fuel supply to create a circumferential thermal gradient in the combustor.

MAGNETIC EXCHANGE COUPLED CORE-SHELL NANOMAGNETS

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130342414

An antenna is fabricated using an M-type hexaferrite, such as a tin (Sn) and zinc (Zn) substituted M-type strontium hexaferrite (Sn/Zn-substituted SrM: SrFe 122x Zn x Sn x O 19 ), thereby enabling antenna miniaturization, broad bandwidth, and high gain. In one embodiment, an antenna system has a substrate and a chip antenna formed on the substrate. The system also has a conductive radiator contacting the chip antenna, and the chip antenna comprises an M-type strontium hexaferrite for which Fe cations are substituted with tin (Sn) and zinc (Zn) to achieve soft magnetic properties for the antenna. Thus, the coercivity and permeability are lower and higher, respectively, than those of pure SrM. Such fabricated hexaferrite chip antennas have broadband characteristics and show good radiation performance at various frequencies, including in the GHz frequency range.

NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING FIBER AND PROBIOTICS FOR REDUCING STRESS-RELATED INTESTINAL SYMPTOMS

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130344045

The present invention provides a nutritional composition that is suitable to reduce the impact of stress on intestinal symptoms and/or conditions. The composition comprises one or more selected from a probiotic microorganism,one or more inactive probiotic, and one or more culture medium of one or more probiotic; and soluble fiber, and possibly other ingredients such as a milk ingredient, a source of carbohydrates and a source of protein. Preferably, the soluble fiber is a low viscosity soluble fiber. The composition is in particular suitable to alleviate abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, abdominal cramps, and bowel movement disturbances, such as abdominal bloating, flatulence, in particular in as far as these conditions and symptoms are associated with stress.

Techniques for reducing arcing-related damage in a clamping ring of a plasma processing system

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130342951

A clamping ring configured to be coupled to a chamber structure of a plasma processing chamber is disclosed. The clamping ring has a plurality of holes for accommodating a plurality of fasteners. The clamping ring includes a plurality of flanges disposed around an outer periphery of the clamping ring, adjacent flanges of the plurality of flanges being disposed such that a hole of the plurality of holes that is disposed in between the adjacent flanges is about equidistant from the adjacent flanges. The plurality of flanges are configured to mate with the chamber structure. The clamping ring and the flanges are dimensioned such that when the plurality of flanges mate with the chamber structure, recesses between adjacent ones of the plurality of flanges form gaps between the clamping ring and the chamber structure.

ROBOT CONTROLLING DEVICE, ROBOT DEVICE, ROBOT CONTROLLING METHOD, PROGRAM FOR CARRYING OUT THE ROBOT CONTROLLING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM IN WHICH THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN RECORDED

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130345871

Provided is a robot controlling device which can accurately estimate the temperature of a frame when the drive of a robot arm main body is restarted, thereby can accurately set the distal end of the robot arm main body at a target position.

LAUNDRY TREATING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130340277

The present invention relates to a laundry treating apparatus that smoothly agitates laundry with as large space as possible for receiving laundry. The laundry treating apparatus includes: a rotatable drum that receives laundry, has open front and rear, and is formed to have a non-circular closed cross-section; a front panel closing the open front of the drum and having a plurality of discharge holes through which air in the drum is discharged; and a suction duct coupled to the front panel and sucks air discharged through the discharge holes.

BIOMETRIC APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130341104

A biometric apparatus configured to measure biometric information of a user including: a biometric information measuring unit configured to measure the biometric information; a sensor configured to output a sensor signal according to the proximity of the user to the biometric apparatus; and a controller configured to determine the proximity of the user to the biometric apparatus on the basis of the sensor signal and controls the operating state of the biometric apparatus on the basis of the result of determination thereof.

Controlling An Asymmetrical Processor

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130346778

In an embodiment, the present invention includes a multicore processor with a front end unit including a fetch unit to fetch instructions and a decode unit to decode the fetched instructions into decoded instructions, a first core coupled to the front end unit to independently execute at least some of the decoded instructions, and a second core coupled to the front end unit to independently execute at least some of the decoded instructions. The second core may have a second power consumption level greater than a power consumption level of the first core and also heterogeneous from the first core. The processor may further include an arbitration logic coupled to the first and second cores to enable the second core to begin execution responsive to a start processor instruction present in the front end unit. Other embodiments are described and claimed.

Methods And Apparatus For Providing A Scalable Deblocking Filtering Assist Function Within An Array Processor

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130343466

Apparatus and methods for scalable block pixel filtering are described. A block filtering instruction is issued to a processing element (PE) to initiate block pixel filtering hardware by causing at least one command and at least one parameter be sent to a command and control function associated with the PE. A block of pixels is fetched from a PE local memory to be stored in a register file of a hardware assist module. A sub-block of pixels is processed to generate sub-block parameters and the block of pixels is filtered in a horizontal/vertical edge filtering computation pipeline using the sub-block parameters.

IMAGE READER

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130342883

An image reader includes a first image reading unit that reads a first image on a first side of a sheet to output a first analog signal corresponding to the first image, a second image reading unit that reads a second image on a second side of the sheet, converts a second analog signal corresponding to the second image into a second digital signal, and outputs the second digital signal, a processor that processes the first analog signal and the second digital signal and includes a first converter converting the first analog signal into a first digital signal, and a timing signal output unit outputting, to the second image reading unit, a timing signal corresponding to a conversion time of the conversion by the first converter. Based on the timing signal, the second image reading unit outputs the second digital signal at a time outside the conversion time.

CURRENT APERTURE DIODE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING SAME

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130341632

A diode and a method of making same has a cathode an anode and one or more semiconductor layers disposed between the cathode and the anode. A dielectric layer is disposed between at least one of the one or more semiconductor layers and at least one of the cathode or anode, the dielectric layer having one or more openings or trenches formed therein through which the at least one of said cathode or anode projects into the at least one of the one or more semiconductor layers, wherein a ratio of a total surface area of the one or more openings or trenches formed in the dielectric layer at the at least one of the one or more semiconductor layers to a total surface area of the dielectric layer at the at least one of the one or more semiconductor layers is no greater than 0.25.

COMBUSTION ENGINE OIL PAN

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130340706

A combustion engine oil pan including a sump capable of containing oil and a sole configured to compliment the sump, able to support, with sealing, the sump and to be fixed to the engine, particularly a bottom or low part of the engine, wherein the join between the sump and the sole extends to form notched cutouts in the sole and in the sump.

METHOD TO ENABLE CONTROLLED SIDE CHIP INTERCONNECTION FOR 3D INTEGRATED PACKAGING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2013-12-26

Pub Number: US20130341803

Semiconductor multi-die structures having intermediate vertical side chips, and packages housing such semiconductor multi-die structures, are described. In an example, a multi-die semiconductor structure includes a first main stacked dies (MSD) structure having a first substantially horizontal arrangement of semiconductor dies. A second MSD structure having a second substantially horizontal arrangement of semiconductor dies is also included. An intermediate vertical side chip (i-VSC) is disposed between and electrically coupled to the first and second MSD structures.