Total 5695 patents for "2014-02-20"

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140050183

The present invention has an object to provide a communication system capable of minimizing effects due to a delay among a plurality of base station devices as much as possible in scheduling for communication with a terminal device in cooperation among the plurality of base station devices. Cells1 to 3 can each perform scheduling without using information for scheduling notified from one or a plurality of cells among pieces of information for scheduling notified from other cells. For example, in a case where an interface between the cell1 and cell3 has a large delay amount, the cell1 performs scheduling without using information S13 notified to the cell1 by the cell3, and the cell3 performs scheduling without using information S11 notified to the cell3 by the cell1.

SPIRAL CUT LIQUID ADHESIVE LAMINATED FILM

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140048202

The present invention relates to laminate of films for applications in which relatively high yield strength and ultimate tensile strength is required. In one embodiment this is accomplished by drawing tube (106) from a storage means onto a tube roller and cutting the tube length into two film, a first film and a second film, where the first and second film are in opposite angular direction with respect to the roller rotation, coating the first film with liquid adhesive composition by passing between at least two film guiders, where one of the guider is dipped in liquid adhesive tray (110), in which said composition includes resin and hardener and laminating the second film with the coated liquid adhesive first film by passing them together through at least two film guiders (112) under pressure to produce a spiral cut liquid adhesive laminated film.

BATHROOM WASHING APPARATUS WITH PLURAL BASINS AND INTEGRATED WATERFLOW FEATURES

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140047635

A bathroom sink with an upper basin substantially at waist level, a lower basin substantially at foot or knee level or between foot and knee levels, and a diverter that diverts a flow of water from the upper basin to the lower basin. The diverter may be next to a first faucet mounted to the first basin, on a side of the upper basin, or on a stand connecting the upper basin to the lower basin. One or more additional faucets may also be mounted to the lower basin. A pair of driers may be mounted to the lower basin. A control panel may be mounted to the upper basin so that a controller can control the flow of water based on a water meter or a timer, log water usage and/or other information in association with a user ID, and/or display an instructional video.

FLOWOMETRY IN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY FOR ANALYTE LEVEL ESTIMATION

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140051952

Optical coherence tomography (herein OCT) based analyte monitoring systems are disclosed. In one aspect, techniques are disclosed that can identify fluid flow in vivo (e.g., blood flow), which can act as a metric for gauging the extent of blood perfusion in tissue. For instance, if OCT is to be used to estimate the level of an analyte (e.g., glucose) in tissue, a measure of the extent of blood flow can potentially indicate the presence of an analyte correlating region, which would be suitable for analyte level estimation with OCT. Another aspect is related to systems and methods for scanning multiple regions. An optical beam is moved across the surface of the tissue in two distinct manners. The first can be a coarse scan, moving the beam to provide distinct scanning positions on the skin. The second can be a fine scan where the beam is applied for more detailed analysis.

Multizone Electroblowing Process and Apparatus

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140048982

Methods and apparatuses are provided for producing fibers via electroblowing. In an embodiment of the present invention, a polymer stream, formed from a spinning nozzle, passes through a first temperature zone for a first residence time, and subsequently passes through a second temperature zone for a second residence time, where the second zone has a higher average temperature than the first zone. In an embodiment of an apparatus of the present invention, the apparatus has a region between the spinning nozzle outlet and collector that includes at least two zones through which a polymer stream passes, where the second zone has a higher average temperature than the first zone.

SUPPORTING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140048678

A supporting apparatus for a vending machine is provided. The supporting apparatus includes a supporting frame, four supporting pillars and four reinforcing members. The supporting frame defines a supporting plane for supporting the vending machine. The four supporting pillars extend downwards from four corners of the supporting frame. The four reinforcing members are located at the corner of the supporting frame to stiffen the supporting frame.

NANO PARTICLE/POLYAMIDE COMPOSITE MATERIAL, PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR, AND USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140048738

The present invention relates to the technical field of polymer composite material, and a nano particle/polyamide composite material, a preparation method therefor and a use thereof are disclosed. The nano particle/polyamide composite material comprises 0.01-99 parts by weight of inorganic nano particles and 1-99.99 parts by weight of a polyamide matrix. The preparation method for the nano particle/polyamide composite material of the present invention comprises hydrolysis polymerization or anionic polymerization. The nano particle/polyamide composite material of the present invention has the particular functions of nano materials, while having the advantages of the polymer matrix such as good mechanical performance and being easy for processing and molding. The nano particle is well dispersed in the polyamide matrix, is physically stable, and has a strong interaction at an interface between the nano particles and the polymer matrix, thus being useful as a structural material, a functional material and a polymer masterbatch. The cost of raw materials used in the synthesis method is low, the production apparatus is simple, and the route is green and environment friendly. Therefore, the method is applicable to large-scale industrial production.

LOW-VOLTAGE HIGH-GAIN HIGH-SPEED GERMANIUM PHOTO DETECTOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140048772

Provided is a silicon-wafer-based germanium semiconductor photodetector configured to be able to provide properties of high gain, high sensitivity, and high speed, at a relatively low voltage. A germanium-based carrier multiplication layer (e.g., a single germanium layer or a germanium and silicon superlattice layer) may be provided on a silicon wafer, and a germanium charge layer may be provided thereon, a germanium absorption layer may be provided on the charge layer, and a polysilicon second contact layer may be provided on the absorption layer. The absorption layer may be configured to include germanium quantum dots or wires.

Memory with Alternative Command Interfaces

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140052934

A memory device or module selects between alternative command ports. Memory systems with memory modules incorporating such memory devices support point-to-point connectivity and efficient interconnect usage for different numbers of modules. The memory devices and modules can be of programmable data widths. Devices on the same module can be configured select different command ports to facilitate memory threading. Modules can likewise be configured to select different command ports for the same purpose.

PHACOEMULSIFICATION HOOK TIP

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140052141

In various embodiments, a phacoemulsification cutting tip with a straight shaft and an angled portion off of the straight shaft may include a hook on the angled portion to move an axis of rotation of the cutting tip closer to alignment with an extended centerline of the shaft. The cutting tip may be configured to torsionally rotate back and forth on an axis perpendicular to a centerline of the shaft (e.g., rotation around a y-axis). In some embodiments, lateral vibrations (e.g., side to side along an x-axis or z-axis perpendicular to the y-axis) that result from torsional rotation around the y-axis in a cutting tip without the hook may be reduced through use of the hook to balance the otherwise eccentrically weighted hook.

DEVICE MANUFACTURING AND CLEANING METHOD

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140051252

A method of manufacturing is disclosed. An exemplary method includes providing a substrate and forming one or more layers over the substrate. The method further includes forming a surface layer over the one or more layers. The method further includes performing a patterning process on the surface layer thereby forming a pattern on the surface layer. The method further includes performing a cleaning process using a cleaning solution to clean a top surface of the substrate. The cleaning solution includes tetra methyl ammonium hydroxide (TMAH), hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2 ) and water (H 2 O).

DEVICE FOR THE PREPARATION OF CONTAINMENT UNITS OF BIOLOGICAL LIQUIDS

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140048171

The device (1) for the preparation of containment units (4) of biological liquids includes a main body (2) which defines at least a filling channel (3), having at least an inlet gap (3 a ) of a biological liquid and at least an air outlet gap (3 b ), and includes a plurality of containment units (4) arranged in succession to one another and defining respective containment chambers (5) positioned along the filling channel (3) and placed in between the inlet gap (3 a ) and the outlet gap (3 b ).

Method of Creating Vessels with a Noise Chamber

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140048986

A method for creating a vessel with a noise chamber comprising casting slip into a mold defining a vessel with a void in the foot, controlling the hardening process to facilitate the foot becoming leather-hard prior to the other parts of the vessel, placing a bead within the void in the foot, attaching a foot slab with a hole to the foot of the vessel to create a noise chamber out of the void in the foot, drying the vessel beyond a leather-hard state, applying a temporary cover to the hole in the foot slab, glazing the vessel, firing the vessel and applying a seal to the hole in the foot slab.

FLOW REVERSING DEVICE AND FLUID TREATMENT APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140048161

The invention relates to a multi-ports extracorporeal medical device (1) having a selector body (19) which can be linearly displaced within the housing (16) in order to create different flow paths and connection among the ports. The device can for instance be used for reversing the flow in an extracorporeal blood circuit.

USE, AS ANTIDANDRUFF AGENT, OF (ETHOXYHYDROXYPHENYL) ALKYL KETONE OR ETHOXYHYDROXYALKYLPHENOL COMPOUNDS

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140050678

The present invention relates to the use, as an antidandruff agent, of a compound of formula:

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING LITHIUM TITANIUM OXIDES

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140050657

Provided is a process for manufacturing, at a low cost and efficiently, lithium titanium oxides which are useful for electricity storage devices. A desired lithium titanium oxide can be obtained by heating at least both (1) a titanium compound and (2) a lithium compound that has a volume-mean particle diameter of 5 m or less. The lithium compound is preferably obtained by adjusting the volume-mean particle diameter to 5 m or less by pulverizing. It is preferable that the titanium compound and the lithium compound are heated together with (3) a lithium titanium oxide compound that has the same crystal structure as that of objective lithium titanium oxide. It is preferable that these materials are dry-blended prior to the heating.

METHOD FOR MODELING BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH CHANGES

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140052474

One method for detecting a change in health status of a patient includes: accessing a log of use of a native communication application executing on a mobile computing device by the patient; selecting a subgroup of a patient population based on the log of use of the native communication application and a communication behavior common to the subgroup; retrieving a health risk model associated with the subgroup, the health risk model defining a correlation between risk of change in a medical symptom and communication behavior for patients within the subgroup; predicting a risk of change in a medical symptom for the patient based on the log of use of the native communication application and the health risk model; and transmitting a notification to a care provider associated with the patient in response to the risk of change in the medical symptom for the patient that exceeds a threshold risk.

BASE STATION AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140050184

A pico base station PeNB #1 in a mobile communication system that supports a carrier aggregation technology defined in a 3GPP standard, communicates with a macro base station MeNB via an X2 interface. The pico base station PeNB #1 requests the macro base station MeNB to limit use of a component carrier or to release the component carrier from the use limitation.

ADJUSTABLE CABLE FOR EXHAUST DUCT LINER HANGER

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140047848

A hanger for suspending a liner within an exhaust duct of a gas turbine engine exhaust system comprises a connector assembly, a cable and a bracket. The connector assembly is for connecting to an exhaust duct of the gas turbine exhaust system. The cable extends from the connector assembly and is configured to extend into the exhaust duct. The bracket is for connecting to an exhaust duct liner of the gas turbine exhaust system. The bracket is connected to the cable.

LANGUAGE TRANSLATION IN AN ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATED WITH A VIRTUAL APPLICATION

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140052435

Methods and apparatus for language translation in a computing environment associated with a virtual application are presented. For example, a method for providing language translation includes determining languages of a user and a correspondent; determining one or more sequences of translators; determining a selected sequence of selected translators from the one or more sequences of the translators; requesting a change in virtual locations, within the computing environment associated with the virtual application, of one or more selected translator virtual representations of the selected translators to a virtual meeting location within the computing environment associated with the virtual application; and changing virtual locations of the one or more selected translator virtual representations to the virtual meeting location. One or more of determining languages, determining one or more sequences, determining a selected sequence, requesting a change in virtual locations, and changing virtual locations occur on a processor device.

DEHYDRATION DEVICE AND METHODS FOR DRYING BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140051059

This invention relates generally to a dehydration device and methods for drying biological materials to produce dried biological materials having enhanced structural properties. More specifically, the invention relates to a dehydration device and related methods for drying biological tissue to produce enhanced tissue grafts.

PHENYLCARBAMATE COMPOUND AND MUSCLE RELAXANT CONTAINING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140051753

A novel phenylcarbamate compound and a pharmaceutical composition containing the same are provided. More specifically, a novel phenylcarbamate compound, a composition for muscle relaxation containing the phenylcarbamate compound as an active ingredient, and a method of muscle relaxation comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of the phenylcarbamate compound, are provided.

FASTENING METHOD OF COMPOSITE MATERIAL PARTS

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140047689

In a method of fastening composite material parts, a first smoothness of a first fastener is measured which is arranged to a first countersink through-hole which is formed in a first fastened work as stacked composite material parts. A second countersink depth is determined based on the first smoothness. A second countersink through hole with a second countersink depth is formed in a second fastened work as the composite material parts. The second fastened work is fastened using the second fastener arranged to the second countersink through-hole.

System and Method of Executing an Electronic Transaction Using an Embedded Trading Control

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140052614

A user is enabled to access a first web page hosted on a first server. The first web page features an embedded trading control. The embedded trading control interfaces with an electronic catalog on a trade up server, enables the user to enter a description of a first item that the user intends to trade to a commercial intermediary in exchange for a credit applied to a user account for the user, and receives, from the electronic catalog on the trade up server, a proposal that includes trade in value for the first item. Using the embedded trading control, instructions from the user to trade in the first item are received so that a first item value in the user account is received. The user then may purchase a second item appearing in the second web page using the first item value in the user account.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ROUTING AUTHENTICATION AND/OR IDENTIFICATION DATA OF A CELLULAR SUBSCRIBER

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140051398

A system for registering a cellular device. The system comprises a non cellular communication module which establishes a non cellular communication connection with a remote network node over a non cellular communication network and acquires identification and/or authentication data of a subscriber of a visited cellular network from the remote network node over the non cellular communication connection, a subscriber authentication unit adaptor configured for engaging with contacts of a subscriber authentication unit socket of a hosting cellular device, and a managing module which receives the identification and/or authentication data from the non cellular communication module and provides the identification and/or authentication data to the hosting cellular communication via the authentication unit adaptor so as to allow to registering the hosting cellular communication to the visited cellular network.

System and method for intellectual property management

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140052648

The Intellectual property management system is a membership based system that guides members through the process of discovery and understanding of the steps necessary to take their creation from a solution on a piece of paper to a patent pending asset that can be promoted nationwide and licensed for monetization. Through self-paced online training sessions and materials, members can learn how to prepare their patent application without disclosing their intellectual property to anyone.

HOSPITAL CART

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140049014

The invention relates to a cart, in particular for transporting sterile goods, with an undercarriage (1) and a housing (2) on the undercarriage (1) having a rear wall (3), two side walls (4) and a front side (5) closed by a single-leaf or double-leaf door. The transport cart is equipped with at least one height-adjustable shelf (6) supported on connectors (7) that are attached to vertical rails (8 and 9) inside the housing (2) and extend parallel to the side walls (4) of the housing (2). The connectors (7) are suspension connectors having one end that can be hung in slots (10) of a front rail (8) on the front (5) of the housing and another end in slots (10) of a rear rail (9) adjacent the housing rear wall (4). The slots (10) of the front rail (8) and the slots of the rear rail (9) adjacent the housing rear wall are in flanges (11 and 12) of the vertical rails (8 and 9), which extend orthogonally to one another.

PIVOTING BALL STOP FOR EXHAUST DUCT LINER HANGER

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140048166

A hanger for suspending a liner within an exhaust duct of a gas turbine engine comprises a bracket, a disk and a rod. The bracket is for connecting to an exhaust duct liner of the gas turbine exhaust system. The disk is slidably engaged with the bracket. The rod is for connecting to an exhaust duct of the gas turbine engine. The rod is pivotably connected to the disk.

Capacitive Sensor

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140049273

A sensor includes a variable capacitor, a fixed capacitor, an inductor, a switch that electrically connects the variable capacitor with the inductor or the fixed capacitor with the inductor, an oscillator that generates a periodic signal, and a controller connected to the switch, the oscillator, and the inductor. The controller operates the switch, identifies a frequency of a first oscillation of the variable capacitor and the inductor based on the periodic signal from the oscillator, identifies a frequency of a second oscillation of the fixed capacitor and the inductor based on the periodic signal from the oscillator, and identifies a capacitance of the variable capacitor based on a ratio of the frequency of the first oscillation to the frequency of the second oscillation.

DATA PLOT PROCESSING

Pub Date: 2014-02-20

Pub Number: US20140049538

A method, system, and/or computer program product processes a data plot comprising a plurality of data points for inclusion of additional information content. A space of the data plot is divided into subspaces, where each subspace contains at least one data point of the data plot. An available area for each subspace is computed, and then a compressed information representation for each subspace is computed based on information about said at least one data point contained in said each subspace and a computed available area for said each subspace.