Total 7044 patents for "2015-06-11"

System For Making Beverages

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150157164

A system (1) for making beverages comprises a capsule holder (11) and a capsule (2) containing a powdered food substance which can be extracted to make a beverage; the capsule (2) comprises a body (3) comprising a lower wall (4), a lateral wall (5), a lid (7) and a filter bag (9). The system (1) also comprises injection means (13) for injecting water into the capsule (2) through the lid (7) and collecting means (16) comprising a piercing element (17) for piercing the lower wall (4). The inside of the capsule (2), at the lower wall (4), comprises a protection element (20) for preventing contact between the piercing element (17) and the filter bag (9). The protection element (20) together with at least the lower wall (4) forms an annular chamber (21), extending around an axis of extension (8) and being in fluid communication with the filter bag (9), and forms a seat (33) facing towards the lid (7), in which a lower part (37) of the filter bag (9) is inserted, and which is surrounded by the annular chamber (21). The piercing element (17) is positioned off centre relative to the axis of extension (8), passes through the lower wall (4) at the annular chamber (21) and is partly inserted in said chamber.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TEXT INPUT VIA REMOTE CONTROL

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150160740

There is provided a method for text input using a device having at least a first set of keys and a second set of keys. The method comprises receiving an activation of a first key, the first key belonging to one of the first and second sets of keys. The activation of the first key selects a subset of characters. The method further comprises receiving an activation of a second key, the second key belonging to the set of keys other to that which the first key belongs. The activation of the second key selects a character for text input from the subset of characters selected by the activation of the first key.

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING ACOUSTIC SIGNALS BASED ON BIOMETRIC INFORMATION

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150161461

An apparatus, method and system are provided for sensing an individual's biometric information, and generating and transmitting an acoustic signal representative of the sensed biometric information. The acoustic signal may be transmitted as an audio signal or an ultrasonic signal to another apparatus in the system for authentication or verification of the individual's identity.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING MASS FLOW MEASUREMENTS OF FLUID FLOWS

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150160057

The disclosure generally relates to flow meters and more particularly relates to systems and methods for determining, among other things, mass flow measurements of fluids. In certain embodiments, a system may include a pipe having a fluid flow therethrough, a first flow meter coupled to the pipe, and a second flow meter coupled to the pipe in series with the first flow meter. The system also may include a computer in communication with the first flow meter and the second flow meter. The computer may be configured to receive fluid flow information from the first flow meter; receive fluid flow information from the second flow meter; and determine, based at least in part on the fluid flow information from the first flow meter and the fluid flow information from the second flow meter, a mass flow measurement of the fluid flow.

Composite Truck Box

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150158436

Provided herein are truck boxes, such as pickup truck toolboxes, that comprise an open box body and lid assembly fabricated from composite materials. The composite materials may be fiber-reinforced polymeric constructs and may have a solid laminate structure or a sandwich structure utilizing a plurality of plies. Also provided are composite toolboxes that have an open storage box and lid component affixed to an upper back edge of the box component in an opening and closing relationship and means for independently hinging and latching the lid component to the open storage box component. The open storage box and lid in the pickup truck tool box may each independently comprise a ply layup of fiber reinforced polymeric composites or may each independently comprise a solid laminate of a fiber reinforced polymeric composite.

Stabilized pharmaceutical compositions of dabigatran and process for preparation thereof

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150157618

Stabilized pharmaceutical compositions comprising a thrombin inhibitor as an active agent(s), process of preparation and method of using the same are provided. The present invention also relates to stabilized pharmaceutical compositions comprising dabigatran etexilate, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters, hydrates and solvates thereof, process of preparation and method of using the same.

METHOD FOR CALCULATING DISTANCE, METHOD FOR NEUTRALIZING ELECTROSTATIC CHUCK, AND PROCESSING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150162233

There are provided a method for obtaining a distance between a base portion of an electrostatic chuck and a back surface of a target object and a method for neutralizing the electrostatic chuck based on the obtained distance. The electrostatic chuck has an upper surface including the base portion and a plurality of convex portions projecting from the base portion. The target object is mounted on apexes of the convex portions of the electrostatic chuck such that the back surface is in contact with the apexes. By processing a first wavelength spectrum output from a spectroscope based on reflected light of light emitted from a light source, a distance between the back surface of the target object and the base portion of the electrostatic chuck is calculated. Based on the calculated distance, a voltage is applied to the electrostatic chuck to neutralize the electrostatic chuck.

MEASUREMENT METHOD AND ENCODER DEVICE, AND EXPOSURE METHOD AND DEVICE

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150160044

There is provided an encoder device to measure a relative moving amount between a first and second members. The encoder device includes: a reflective-type diffraction grating on the first member; a light source unit to radiate a measuring light; a first optical member on the second member; a first and second reflecting units on the second member that cause first and third diffracted lights generated via diffraction of the measuring light and having orders different from each other to come into the diffraction grating respectively, and cause second and fourth diffracted lights generated via diffraction of the first and third diffracted lights respectively to come into the first optical member; photo-detectors configured to detect interference lights between two diffracted lights and other light beam respectively; and a measuring unit to obtain the relative moving amount by using detection signals from the photo-detectors.

TOUCH ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150162389

A touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) display device, including: a thin film transistor formed on one side of a substrate, a touch signal feedback layer formed on the thin film transistor, a luminous substrate provided on the touch signal feedback layer, and a touch signal receiving layer formed on the other side of the substrate. An anode layer of the luminous substrate is connected to a drain electrode of the thin film transistor. As to the touch-sensitive OLED display device, a touch screen and an OLED display portion are prepared integratedly, so that the weight and thickness of the display itself are greatly reduced, and the production cost is saved. A manufacturing method of the touch-sensitive OLED display device is further disclosed.

BEARING GREASE

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150159110

A bearing grease contains a base oil and a thickener. The base oil is a base oil mixture containing a polyalphaolefin and an ester. The bearing grease is used in an atmosphere of a fluorine compound refrigerant containing no hydrogen. A bearing using the bearing grease does not cause elution of grease for a long time. Further, since there is no need for a collecting system unlike lubricating oil, the arrangement around the bearing can be made compact. Thus, the bearing can be easily applied in a form of an energy recovery equipment to a vehicle or various industrial machineries.

REGISTRATION AND COMPARISON OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150161470

Information of different scans of physical objects may require comparison, for example to determine if the scans are of the same object or if an object has changed, or better information for a three dimensional model may be desired. Different scans of physical objects may be compared by determining lines or planes tangent to a surface at a discrete number of points, registering three dimensional information provided by the scans using the tangent lines or planes, and determining a measure of discrepancy between the surfaces. Three dimensional information of different scans of the same object may also be merged after determining lines or planes tangent to a surface at a discrete number of points and performing registration and merging.

Dry Powder Inhalers with Dual Piercing Members and Methods of Operating Same

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150157812

A dry powder inhaler includes a dose container assembly having a dose container disk with opposing upper and lower surfaces, a first row of circumferentially spaced apart dose containers at a first radius and a second row of circumferentially spaced apart dose containers at a second radius. The dose containers have dry powder therein and are sealed via a first flexible sealant over apertures in the upper surface and a second flexible sealant over apertures in the lower surface. A piercing mechanism includes two reciprocating piercers that serially alternate between the two rows of dose containers in the dose container disk. A rotatable ramp disk includes first and second sets of circumferentially spaced-apart ramp elements in staggered, concentric relationship that are configured to move the first and second piercing members between retracted and extended positions.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING COMMUNICATION SERVICE TO MOBILE STATION BY MULTIPLE BASE STATIONS IN COOPERATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150163027

A method and an apparatus for providing a service to a Mobile Station (MS) by a plurality of Base Stations (BSs) operating in cooperation in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes configuring, by a master BS, a first cooperative cell including at least one slave BS, sending a resource request message for requesting resource allocation to the at least one slave BS included in the first cooperative cell, receiving, from each of the at least one slave BS, a resource request response message including resource approval control results for the resource allocation request, changing member BSs constituting the first cooperative cell based on the resource request response message, and allocating resources to an MS that is served in the first cooperative cell.

PLUMBING BRACKET ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150159781

A plumbing bracket assembly has a plastic main bracket body and a telescoping bracket. The telescoping bracket runs through the main bracket body, and is able to extend to allow the bracket assembly to be secured to structure (such as studs) at both ends, over a range of distances between structure elements. The bracket body is initially able to slide along the telescoping bracket, for desired positioning, but may be locked in place using screws on the main bracket body. Hardware, such a hose clamp and multiple pipe clamps, is initially coupled to the main bracket body. The main bracket body may have a central depression for receiving a relatively large pipe run, and notches or depressions on opposite sides of the central depression, for receiving smaller pipe runs.

FREQUENCY CALIBRATION METHOD APPLICABLE IN UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS DEVICE AND RELATED UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS DEVICE

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150160686

A frequency calibration method applicable in a Universal Serial Bus device includes: plugging the Universal Serial Bus device to a Universal Serial Bus host; using the Universal Serial Bus device to receive a polling low frequency periodic signal generated from the Universal Serial Bus host; determining a host type of the Universal Serial Bus host according to the polling low frequency periodic signal; and calibrating a programmable oscillator of the USB device according to a specific clock period corresponding to the host type, to make the programmable oscillator generate a target oscillating signal having a predetermined frequency.

Spinal Surgery Apparatus and Method

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150157466

An apparatus for implementing an improved spinal fusion cage have a centrally-located fixation screwhole of diameter minimized to accommodate a variable-angle, intervertebral, cannulated fixation screw is disclosed. The system includes a rigid connection between the spinal fusion cage to the shaft of the fixation screw, and a variable angle drill targeting device for directing the fixation screw through the on-visually acquirable, centrally-located fixation screwhole without X-ray or other imaging guidance.

Navigational Resources for Queries

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150161276

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for identifying navigational resources for queries. In an aspect, a candidate query in a query sequence is selected, and a revised query subsequent to the candidate query in the query sequence is selected. If a quality score for the revised query is greater than a quality score threshold and a navigation score for the revised query is greater than a navigation score threshold, then a navigational resource for the revised query is identified and associated with the candidate query. The association specifies the navigational resource as being relevant to the candidate query in a search operation.

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATING INFLAMMATORY DISEASE

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150157610

A pharmaceutical composition which comprises, as an active ingredient, a liposome encapsulating an immunosuppressant such as FK506, FTY720 and cyclosporin A is effective in the treatment of cardiovascular inflammatory diseases such as my ocardial infarction, myocarditis and vasculitis syndrome, allows the immunosuppressant at a low dose to produce stronger effects than those of the same dose of the immunosuppressant used alone, and causes fewer side effects.

COMPOSITION, APPARATUS, KIT AND METHOD AND USES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150159066

A curable composition for use in wound care comprising, apportioned between at least one Part A and at least one Part B: one or more alkenyl-group containing polymers (i) having at least one alkenyl group or moiety per molecule, one or more SiH-containing polymers (ii) having at least one SiH unit per molecule; and a catalyst (iii) for curing by addition of alkenyl-containing polymer (i) to SiH-containing polymer (ii), Part A and Part B independently having viscosity at 23 C. in the range 5-300 Pas, preferably 10-100 Pa s, at a shearing rate of 10 s 1 , and when combined in one Part having cure time at 23 C. in the range from 0.5 min to 25 min, wherein when dispensed into a location about a wound dressing, said wound dressing overlying a wound site and skin thereabout, said dispensing being so as to intimately contact and overlie an edge of said dressing and skin about said edge, the composition cures in contact with said edge and skin at 32 C. to an elastomer exhibiting zero or low tack at a time in the range from 0.5 to less than 30 minutes, apparatus for use with said composition comprising dispensing apparatus or wound dressing, a kit comprising the same, and methods of dispensing and curing the same and of using the same in sealing a wound dressing and in treating a wound site of a human in need thereof.

METHOD OF MATCHING IMAGE FEATURES WITH REFERENCE FEATURES

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150161476

A method of matching image features with reference features comprises the steps of providing a current image, providing a set of reference features, wherein each of the reference features comprises at least one first parameter which is at least partially indicative of a position and/or orientation of the reference feature with respect to a global coordinate system, wherein the global coordinate system is an earth coordinate system or an object coordinate system, or at least partially indicative of a position of the reference feature with respect to an altitude, detecting at least one feature in the current image in a feature detection process, associating with the detected feature at least one second parameter which is at least partially indicative of a position and/or orientation of the detected feature, or which is at least partially indicative of a position of the detected feature with respect to an altitude, and matching the detected feature with a reference feature by determining a similarity measure.

SOLAR THERMAL CONCENTRATOR AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150159915

A concentrator tube comprises a reflector portion having two walls; and an aperture closing an opening to the reflector portion. The aperture and the reflector portion extend longitudinally. The aperture is substantially flat relative to curvature of the reflector portion.

GAS SPRING CURVE CONTROL IN AN ADJUSTABLE VOLUME GAS PRESSURIZED DEVICE

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150158547

A gas spring curve control valve for a adjustable-volume gas-pressurized device is described. The valve allows for selection from among at least four spring curves and can be packaged in small spaces/devices. In an exemplary embodiment of the invention, a rotary cam having grooves and lobes that interact with spring loaded ball bearings and an external adjuster knob are used to easily change the gas spring curve on-the-fly and with minimal user effort.

ILLUMINATION ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150159837

An illumination assembly and a display panel are provided. The illumination assembly has an optical plate, a pattern layer, and a light source. The optical plate is made of transparent material and has a surface and at least one side connected to the surface. The pattern layer is disposed on the surface and having a plurality of microstructures. The light source is disposed adjacent to the optical plate.

METHOD IN WHICH A RECEIVER TRANSMITS CONTROL INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150163798

A method and a receiver are described for transmitting control information in a wireless communication system. The receiver is configured to receive a plurality of data units from a transmitter, determine acknowledgement/negative-acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) states for each of the data units; and transmit, to the transmitter, the ACK/NACK states in multiple ACK/NACK states or in a single ACK/NACK state in accordance with a predetermined condition.

Stretching Latch for Siding

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150159383

An extendable device for positioning and leveling siding planks during installation supports a row of siding planks and has one or more integrated levels per a standard latch. However, the device also telescopes out to a greater length, equal to the combined lengths of several planks of siding. This device can also be used in roofing for the placement of shingles. There are three different sizes which extend to four feet, eight feet, and sixteen feet in length.

RADAR DEVICE AND PROCESS THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150160336

A radar device for the transmission of a signal in a frequency band. The radar device includes a control means and an oscillator. The input of the oscillator is connected to the control means by means of a converter. The oscillator is controllable by means of the control means for the generation of the signal. The signal is generated by means of the oscillator and can be picked up on an output of the oscillator. The radar device also includes at least one transmission aerial for the transmission of the signal being present at the output of the oscillator. The transmission aerial is connected to the output of the oscillator. At least one receiver channel is provided for the reception of a received signal and for the processing of the received signal and for the transmission of the processed received signal to the control means. The receiver channel has at least one receiving aerial and a mixer for the mixing of the received signal with the signal which is present at the output of the oscillator. The mixer is connected to the output of the oscillator, and the output of the oscillator is connected to an input of a switchable amplifier and the amplifier provides a signal at the output and transmits it to the at least one mixer. A wattmeter is provided, which monitors the signal at the output of the amplifier and transmits it to the control means.

Light-Emitting Device

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150162359

To provide a light-emitting device capable of suppressing the display of an afterimage. A plurality of pixels arranged in n rows and m columns (n and m are each an integer of 2 or more) is supplied with a first signal containing image data and a second signal for initializing the pixels. Each pixel includes a first transistor for controlling the input of the first signal and a second transistor for controlling the input of the second signal. The first transistor in a k-th row (k is an integer of 1 to n) and the second transistor in a k+1-th row are turned on at the same time, so that the pixels are initialized and display images effectively.

STRUCTURE FOR FORMING SOLAR CELLS

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150162470

The invention relates to a structure adapted for the formation of solar cells, comprising the following successive elements, namely: a sheet (1) of textured metal with crystal grains having an average size greater than 50 m, said sheet being adapted to form a rear face electrode of the cells; a diffusion barrier layer (2) having a thickness of between 0.2 and 2 m, made from an electrically conductive material with crystal grains having an average size greater than 50 m; and a doped multicrystalline silicon layer (3) having a thickness of between 30 and 100 m, with crystal grains having an average size greater than 50 to 100 m, in which the average diffusion length of the carriers is greater than 50 m.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR POST-TREATING A HARDENED METAL FORMED PART BY ELECTRIC RESISTANCE HEATING

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150159234

A formed and hardened component made from a metallic material is post-treated by a device for electric resistance heating that has at least one first pair of contact pieces and at least one second pair of contact pieces; contacting a first partial region of the component with the contact pieces of the first pair such that the first partial region is arranged between the contact pieces of the first pair; contacting the second partial region of the component with the contact pieces of the second pair such that the second partial region is arranged between the contact pieces of the second pair; heating of the first partial region of the component to a first temperature by conducting electric current through the component by the first pair of contact pieces; setting the second partial region of the component to a second temperature by the second pair of contact pieces, which is set independently of the first temperature.

FULLERENE DERIVATIVE, AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2015-06-11

Pub Number: US20150158814

A fullerene derivative having 60 or more carbon atoms, includes at least one specific structure.