| Patent Application Title
||Patent App Num.
| Serine hydroxymethyltransferase as target for herbicides|| 20110113494 || 20110512 |
| The present invention relates to serine hydroxymethyltransferase (E.C. 126.96.36.199) as novel target for herbicides, and to nucleic acid sequences encoding a polypeptide with the biological activity of a serine hydroxymethyltransferase, which, when not present, bring about growth retardation symptoms and chlorotic leaves, comprising the nucleic acid sequence SEQ ID No:3, and functional equivalents of the abovementioned nucleic acid sequence or the nucleic acid sequence SEQ ID NO:7 and functional equivalents of the abovementioned nucleic acid sequence. Moreover, the present invention relates to the use of the abovementioned nucleic acid sequences, of functional analogs of the SEQ ID NO:3 or SEQ ID NO:7 or of polypeptides encoded by one of the abovementioned nucleic acid sequences in a method for identifying herbicidally active compounds which inhibit serine hydroxymethyltransferases,...|
| Incident management method and operation management server|| 20110113429 || 20110512 |
| An operation management server, including an incident-job relation specifying unit, is responsive to the occurrence of an incident generated in an business system to refer to the incident table for relating the incident to hosts and the job group definition table from a job management server in order to specify the job and job group to be executed by the host on which the incident is generated, a job execution estimation unit for specifying the job to be reexecuted due to the occurrence of the incident and the unexecuted job in the job group, and an impact on job execution calculation unit for determining the impact on job execution which is the influence by the incident on the business system by relating the incident to the...|
| Server|| 20110113263 || 20110512 |
| The present invention provides a server including a plurality of power supplies independent from each other, a management backplane, a first embedded management board (first EMB) and a plurality of motherboards independent from each other. The power supplies are turned on or off according to a first control signal. The management backplane is coupled to the power supplies, the first EMB and the motherboards. The first EMB has a power-controlling unit and produces the first control signal and an acknowledgement signal according to the load status, the quantity of a plurality of turned on power supplies and a power-on demand command. The motherboards respectively send out the power-on demand command and decide whether or not to power on according to the acknowledgement signal, wherein when the...|
| Semantically enhanced service switching|| 20110113138 || 20110512 |
| A system for automating service switching in a manner that may be transparent to any actively communicating applications or devices operating in a modular service based system architecture for mobile and embedded devices. An application level entity, such as an application node, may connect to a virtual service, which may be connected to one or more registered services. A switching subsystem may relay communication between the one or more registered services and the application via the virtual service. If a more suitable service becomes available, the switching subsystem may decide to switch from one or more of the registered services to the newly available service via the virtual service.
| Method and apparatus for processing authentication request message in a social network|| 20110113101 || 20110512 |
| A method and an apparatus for processing an authentication request message in a social network are provided. To improve the inefficiency of existing technology in processing user authentication and request to establish social relationship as well as inadequacy of parameters available for said authentication, the disclosed method includes a social network server detecting an authentication request message sent by a first client to a second client requesting to establish a social relationship with the second client. The social network server obtains information social attributes that are common to the first client and the second client, forwards the authentication request message, and sends the obtained information of common social attributes to the second client. The social attribute information is used by the second client to decide whether...|
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| Advertiser and user association|| 20110112916 || 20110512 |
| The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes generating content-based keywords based on content generated by users of a social network. The method includes labeling nodes comprising user nodes, which are representations of the users, with advertising labels comprising content-based keywords that coincide with advertiser-selected keywords that are based on one or more terms specified by an advertiser. The method also includes outputting, for each node, weights for the advertising labels based on weights of advertising labels associated with neighboring nodes, which are related to the node by a relationship.
| Calorie consumption assistance system, calorie consumption assistance program and recording medium|| 20110112861 || 20110512 |
| The present invention provides a calorie consumption assistance system for assisting user's calorie consumption so that the user's calorie consumption in a certain time period can more efficiently reach a target amount. A calorie consumption assistance system (1) according to the present invention includes an information terminal device (2) including calorie consumption amount determining means for determining a calorie consumption amount consumed by a user in a certain period and target amount deciding means for deciding a target amount of calorie consumption in the certain time period; a sever device (4) including content selecting means for selecting an exercise assistance content suitable for a difference between the calorie consumption amount thus determined and the target amount thus decided; and a display device (3) including display means...|
| Light condensing lens and three-dimensional distance measuring apparatus|| 20110112795 || 20110512 |
| A light condensing lens includes a plurality of lenses disposed side by side in a splitting direction of a view angle to condense incident light over a range corresponding to respective split portions of the view angle. The view angle is split in a direction orthogonal to an optical axis of the incident light.
| Breakaway peg tube|| 20110112482 || 20110512 |
| A break-way PEG tube uses a releasable connector between two tubing segments to facilitate release of a feeding portion of the PEG tube when pulled on to avoid accidental removal of a distal portion of the PEG tube from a patient's abdomen.
| Compositions and their uses directed to ptpru|| 20110112171 || 20110512 |
| Disclosed herein are compounds, compositions and methods for modulating the expression of PTPRU in a cell, tissue or animal. Also provided are methods of active target segment validation. Also provided are uses of disclosed compounds and compositions in the manufacture of a medicament for treatment of diseases and disorders. Also provided are methods for the prevention, amelioration and/or treatment of diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, insulin deficiency, hypercholesterolemia, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hyperfattyacidemia, liver steatosis, steatohepatitis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and coronary heart diseaseby administration of antisense compounds targeted to PTPRU.
| Novel sirna structures|| 20110112168 || 20110512 |
| The invention relates to siRNA compounds possessing novel sequences and structural motifs which down-regulate the expression of specific human genes. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The present invention also provides a method of treating and/or preventing the incidence or severity of various diseases or conditions associated with the genes and/or symptoms associated with such diseases or conditions comprising administering to a subject in need of treatment for such disease or condition and/or symptom the compound or the pharmaceutical composition in a therapeutically effective dose so as to thereby treat the subject.
| Pyridazine fungicides|| 20110112108 || 20110512 |
| The present invention relates to novel pyridazine derivatives of formula (I) as active ingredients which have microbiocidal activity, in particular fungicidal activity: wherein R1 is methyl, ethyl or isopropyl; R2 is chloro, fluoro, hydroxy or C1-C2alkoxy; R3 is H, chloro, fluoro, methoxy or C1-C3alkyl; R4 is chloro, fluoro or bromo; and R3 is H, fluoro or methoxy; or an agrochemically usable salt form thereof; with the proviso that when R1 is methyl, R2 is chloro and R3 is H, then R4 or R5 is different from fluoro.
| Surfactant blends useful in agriculture|| 20110111961 || 20110512 |
| The present invention teaches a surfactant blend composition of at least one nonionic alkoxylate and at least one sugar-based surfactant, and its use as an adjuvant for pesticides. The pesticidal composition employing the surfactant blend composition of the invention realizes an efficacy that is unexpectedly superior to similar pesticidal compositions which employ only the individual surfactant components. The composition of the present invention is useful as a tank side additive, or as a component in herbicidal formulations. In addition the compositions of the present invention are useful as adjuvants for other pesticides, such as, fungicides, insecticides, plant growth regulators, acaracides and the like.
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| Liquid, homogenous herbicide composition, a method of weed control, a method of production of liquid, homogenous herbicide composition and use of a liquid, homogenous herbicide composition for weed control|| 20110111958 || 20110512 |
| This invention relates to a liquid, homogenous herbicide composition, a method of weed control, a method of production of a liquid, homogenous herbicide composition and use of a liquid, homogenous herbicide composition for weed control. More precisely the invention relates to a liquid, homogenous herbicide composition containing glyphosate as the active substance and a mixture of modifying-activating adjuvants, made up of ammonium sulphate, one or several carboxylic acids, a non-ionic surfactant from the alkylpolyglycoside group of alkyl chain length Cg to C16 or its mixture with one or several amphoteric surfactants from the iminodipropionates, betaine and amino-oxide group, and compatibilising substances allowing preparation of a homogenous and stable formulation. The herbicide composition, after dilution with water and applied at an appropriate rate per area unit, is...|
| Agrochemical formulations comprising a pesticide, an organic uv-photoprotective filter and coated metal-oxide nanoparticles|| 20110111957 || 20110512 |
| The present invention relates to an agrochemical formulation comprising a pesticide, an organic UV photoprotective filter and coated metal oxide nanoparticles. It also relates to a method for preparing said formulation. Further on, it also relates to the use of a mixture of an organic UV photoprotective filter and coated metal oxide nanoparticles in agrochemical formulations and the use of a agrochemical formulation according to the invention for stabilizing a pesticide against UV irradiation. Further on, it relates to a method of combating harmful insects and/or phytopathogenic fungi, which comprises contacting plants, soil or habitat of plants in or on which the harmful insects and/or phytopathogenic fungi are growing or may grow, plants or soil to be protected from attack or infestation by said harmful insects...|
| Gaming system and method for providing an incremental wagering game|| 20110111824 || 20110512 |
| Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a gaming device which enables a player to purchase the game in stages or increments. The gaming device enables the player to place a first wager for a play of the game. After receiving the first wager, the gaming device randomly generates and displays a first outcome. The gaming device evaluates the displayed first outcome to determine whether the displayed outcome includes any winning symbol combinations. The gaming device provides the player with any awards associated with any determined winning symbol combinations. After providing the player with any awards based on the displayed first outcome, the gaming device offers the player the opportunity to make a second wager for the play of the game. If the second wager is...|
| Method and apparatus for location-based update of content|| 20110111773 || 20110512 |
| A method and apparatus for a location-based update of RSS content are provided. The method includes appointing place information for an update of content for each RSS URL at user equipment, acquiring location information about the user equipment selecting RSS content to be updated based on the place information when the acquired location information coincides with the appointed place information, and updating the selected RSS content.
| Wireless communication system, communication device and base station thereof|| 20110111755 || 20110512 |
| A wireless communication system delivering neighbor information (NBR-INF) and a base station and a wireless communication device thereof are proposed. The wireless communication system includes at least a mobile station and a base station. The base station decides delivering the NBR-INF triggered by events, determines type of the NBR-INF to be delivered and determines a delivery rule of the NBR-INF to be delivered. The mobile station, wirelessly connected to the at least a base station, receives the NBR-INF delivered from the at least a base station, and decides to completely renew or partially update its own neighbor information contents.
| Method of setting a work function of a fully silicided semiconductor device, and related device|| 20110111586 || 20110512 |
| A method of setting a work function of a fully silicided semiconductor device, and related device. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods comprising forming a gate stack over a semiconductor substrate (the gate stack comprising a dielectric layer, a silicide layer on the dielectric layer that defines a metal-dielectric layer interface, and a polysilicon layer on the silicide layer), depositing a metal layer over the gate stack, annealing to induce a reaction between the polysilicon layer and the metal layer, and delivering a work function-setting dopant to the metal-dielectric layer interface by way of the reaction.
| Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same|| 20110111567 || 20110512 |
| The semiconductor device includes a first MIS transistor including a gate insulating film 92, a gate electrode 108 formed on the gate insulating film 92 and source/drain regions 154, a second MIS transistor including a gate insulating film 96 thicker than the gate insulating film 92, a gate electrode 108 formed on the gate insulating film 96, source/drain regions 154 and a ballast resistor 120 connected to one of the source/drain regions 154, a salicide block insulating film 146 formed on the ballast resistor 120 with an insulating film 92 thinner than the gate insulating film 96 interposed therebetween, and a silicide film 156 formed on the source/drain regions 154.
| Mehtod and apparatus for assay based on light diffraction|| 20110111487 || 20110512 |
| The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for detecting analytes in a medium, and more particularly the present invention relates to an assay based on light diffraction which appears or changes upon the binding of analytes to their specific receptors laid out in patterns on a substrate, which has high sensitivity due to the appropriate choice of such patterns. The present invention is based on the principle that the pattern of recognition elements, which gives rise to the diffraction of the incident light in a diffraction-based assay, can be chosen in such a way so as to facilitate detection, and to enhance the signal to be detected compared to known gratings such as parallel straight lines. In one aspect the substrate itself has a...|
| Fuel cell system|| 20110111317 || 20110512 |
| It is possible to prevent excessive power generation of a fuel cell when a failure has occurred. When a start signal is input, a fuel cell system sets an open end voltage of the fuel cell as an initial value of the output voltage of the fuel cell corresponding to the output current zero of the fuel cell. When the failure is detected, the fuel cell system reads out the open end voltage of the preset initial value as the output voltage corresponding to the output current zero and controls the voltage so that the output voltage of the fuel cell coincides with the open end voltage.
| Combinations of biological control agents and insecticides or fungicides|| 20110110906 || 20110512 |
| Compositions are provided that improve overall plant vigor and yield by combining agriculturally effective amounts of at least one environmentally friendly biological control agent and at least one insect control agent and or fungicide. A composition of the present invention is particularly effective in the presence of plant parasitic nematode and fungal species. Along with a benefit of reducing insect pressure, the inventive composition enhances the root system of a plant and improves the establishment of the biological control agent within the rhizosphere, thereby enhancing the effectiveness thereof. Use of a composition of the present invention leads to an overall reduction in crop losses caused by either plant parasitic nematodes or fungi and this reduction is much greater than would have been expected from application of...|
| Infant colic supplement|| 20110110905 || 20110512 |
| Given the benefits of probiotic and digestive enzyme supplementation separately, a dietary supplement that includes both probiotic and digestive enzymes is advantageous for the treatment of infantile colic. The present invention is a novel supplement containing L. reuteri, lipase, amylase, protease, and in some formulations, lactase. The amount of each ingredient has been optimized so that it can be used, in one formulation, by a breastfeeding mother and, in another formulation, by an infant to alleviate gastrointestinal issues and in many cases decrease the incidence of colic.
| Aromatic device|| 20110110824 || 20110512 |
| An aromatic device has a base, a timing control circuit board, a hollow housing, at least two electric heaters and an aromatic container. The timing control circuit board is mounted inside the base and connected with an external power source. The hollow housing shields the base and has a touch slot for fixing and accessing to operate a power switch. The aromatic container is lap-jointed on the hollow housing and has two separately isolated aromatic chambers respectively receiving an aromatic material therein. Each of the electric heaters heats the corresponding aromatic chamber continuously or on schedule so as to generate continuous or scheduled fragrance or mix up new fragrance. The touch slot is recessed into the hollow housing to prevent accidental touch of the function selection...|
| Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus|| 20110110687 || 20110512 |
| An optical scanning device includes a plurality of light sources, a light deflector, and a single scan lens. The light deflector deflects a plurality of light beams emitted from the light sources by a same face for scanning a plurality of to-be-scanned portions simultaneously. The single scan lens receives the light beams from the light deflector and focuses the light beams onto each of the plurality of to-be-scanned portions to scan the to-be-scanned portions simultaneously. The single scan lens is used in common for the light beams, and has one incidence plane and a plurality of exit planes in a sub-scanning direction separately prepared in the sub-scanning direction for each of the to-be-scanned portions. The incidence plane has a refractive power of the lens in the...|
| Semiconductor light-receiving element, optical communication device, optical interconnect module, and photoelectric conversion method|| 20110110628 || 20110512 |
| Provided is a high-speed and highly efficient semiconductor light-receiving element with small dependence on an incident light polarization direction. A semiconductor light-receiving element according to one aspect of the present invention includes a semiconductor layer including a light-absorbing layer 4, an MSM electrode 1 that is provided over the semiconductor layer, forms a Schottky junction with the semiconductor layer, and includes a slit-like opening, an anti-reflective film 2 formed over the semiconductor layer and the MSM electrode 1, and a Bragg reflection multilayer film 6 provided to a lower part of the semiconductor layer. The MSM electrode 1 includes a period capable of exciting surface plasmon to incident light of TM polarization, and obtains sufficient transmittance to the incident light of TE polarization.
| Method and system for providing social network service interlocking with phone book of portable terminal|| 20110110513 || 20110512 |
| A method and system of providing a Social Network Service (SNS) interlocking with a phone book of a portable terminal are provided. The method includes searching for an item that corresponds to subscriber information of the SNS, extracting information that corresponds to the searched item from the phone book of the portable terminal, converting the information into a specified data format, transmitting the information to an SNS server, searching for values that coincide with the received information converted into the specified data format, converting the searched values and corresponding SNS IDs into the specified data format, and transmitting the converted values and the corresponding SNS IDs to the portable terminal.
| Method and apparatus for x-ray radiographic imaging|| 20110110490 || 20110512 |
| Embodiments of the invention relate to a method for x-ray radiography and apparatus for use in x-ray radiography. Specific embodiments can utilize a grid having a plurality of apertures therethrough with optical waveguides positioned in the apertures. The optical waveguides can incorporate a scintillating material, preferably throughout, that absorbs incident x-ray radiation and emits light that is then guided by the optical waveguide. In a specific embodiment, x-ray radiation incident on a first end of the aperture is absorbed by the scintillating material in the optical waveguide and light is emitted by the same scintillating material, a portion of which is guided by the optical waveguide to a second end of the aperture. In addition, secondary electrons created by absorption of the x-ray radiation by the...|
| Objective lens, optical pickup and optical disc apparatus|| 20110110217 || 20110512 |
| An objective lens is made of a resin material and focuses incident rays, which have a wavelength of 410 nm or less and are emitted from a light source, on an optical disc at a numerical aperture of 0.8 or more, wherein when a lens tilt sensitivity is defined as an amount of a 3rd-order coma aberration caused per a lens tilt of 1 degree which is an angle formed between an optical axis of the objective lens and a system optical axis of an optical system including the objective lens at 0° C., the lens tilt sensitivity is 130 mλrms/degree or less.
| Resistance to auxinic herbicides|| 20110016591 || 20110120 |
| The invention provides methods of identifying herbicidal auxins. The invention further provides auxin-herbicide-resistant plants and genes conferring auxin-herbicide resistance. This invention also provides a method of identifying other proteins that bind picolinate auxins from additional plant species. The invention further provides a method to identify the molecular binding site for picolinate auxins. The invention also includes the use of the picolinate herbicidal auxin target site proteins, and methods of discovering new compounds with herbicidal or plant growth regulatory activity. The invention also includes methods for producing plants that are resistant to picolinate herbicidal auxins. Specific examples of novel proteins associated with herbicide binding include AFB5, AFB4, and SGT1b.
| Resistance to auxinic herbicides|| 20110016590 || 20110120 |
| The invention provides methods of identifying herbicidal auxins. The invention further provides auxin-herbicide-resistant plants and genes conferring auxin-herbicide resistance. This invention also provides a method of identifying other proteins that bind picolinate auxins from additional plant species. The invention further provides a method to identify the molecular binding site for picolinate auxins. The invention also includes the use of the picolinate herbicidal auxin target site proteins, and methods of discovering new compounds with herbicidal or plant growth regulatory activity. The invention also includes methods for producing plants that are resistant to picolinate herbicidal auxins. Specific examples of novel proteins associated with herbicide binding include AFB5, AFB4, and SGT1b.
| Grapical user interface method and apparatus for communication assets and information in a dispatch enviornment|| 20110016402 || 20110120 |
| The invention pertains to methods and apparatus for displaying information and presenting user interface controls for interfacing with a communication network and controlling communication assets on the network. The invention is particularly suited to a dispatch environment and specifically to providing an interface that permits a dispatcher to efficiently organize assets and information around individual incidents.
| System and method for incident reporting|| 20110016377 || 20110120 |
| A system and method for incident reporting uses an application server on a network to facilitate the creation of incident reports and distribution of the reports for review, and controls access to the incident reports to protect the integrity and confidentiality of the reports. Each incident report is given a routing profile, which is tailored such that only proper authorized persons can review and/or edit the report. The progress of incident report review and incident investigation is tracked, and the tracking data are stored for monitoring and auditing purposes. Access to selected reports may be given to users on a temporary basis. The incident reports are archived to enable auditing and generation of reports.
| System, method and computer readable storage medium for troubleshooting|| 20110016355 || 20110120 |
| A troubleshooting system that receivesing as input one or more symptom(s) of trouble of an IT system and outputting a remedy for the symptom, the troubleshooting system including: a first data base to collecting configuration information of the IT system, a second data base to collecting incidents of trouble including symptoms of trouble and remedies for dealing with the symptoms, a first storage unit to deriveing and storing configuration information of incidents of trouble from the first data base and the second data base using the configuration information as a key, a configuration information similarity degree calculation unit to calculating similarity degrees between input configuration information of the IT system experiencing trouble and configuration information of the incidents of trouble, and an output unit to presenting...|
| System and method of transmitting data over a computer network including for presentations over multiple channels in parallel|| 20110016195 || 20110120 |
| A system and method of transmitting data via a computer network to a plurality of end-users. Transmission of successive data units may be prompted by human-operated and/or automated means of central control. Successive arrays of data units may be transmitted over a plurality of channels, in parallel. Each end-user chooses which channel or channels to receive and may change channels at will. Transmission of successive arrays may coincide with successive occurrences during the course of a live event. Data units also may be transmitted over one or more channels asynchronously with transmissions over other channels. Controller-prompted transmissions, received passively by end-users, also may be integrated with a facility for end-users to browse data sources in a self-directed sequence and pace.
| Internet advertisement-posting system|| 20110015977 || 20110120 |
| An internet advertisement-posting system comprising a server for managing and publishing an advertisement for a registered product requested by a client via a client terminal, an advertisement poster terminal for posting the advertisement on the server and a viewer terminal for viewing the advertisement managed by the server, the server, the advertisement-poster terminal and the viewer terminal connected each other via a network, wherein the server comprises a receiving means for receiving the advertisement posted from the advertisement poster terminal, a publishing means for publishing the advertisement as requested by the viewer terminal, an evaluation-request means for requesting the viewer terminal to evaluate the viewed advertisement, an evaluation-decision means for counting the evaluation obtained from the evaluation-request means so as to decide an comprehensive evaluation, a...|
| method for song searching by voice|| 20110015932 || 20110120 |
| The present invention relates to a method for song searching by voice, especially the method with which users can complete settings and then start searching, so that the users' voices of search conditions will be acquired to make voice recognition, and the recognition results will be compared with the instruction data and song attribute data in the voice recognition database to obtain comparison data. If the comparison data do not correspond with the preset conditions, the next search condition generated from the comparison data will be broadcast with voice, and the users are allowed to speak out the next search condition to make comparisons of search conditions in the next process. If the comparison data correspond with the preset conditions, one or more song files will...|
| Method and apparatus for decide travel condition using sensor|| 20110015892 || 20110120 |
| A method and apparatus of determining a stationary state and a driving state of a moving object using a sensor are provided. The method of determining a driving state using a sensor includes: calculating an amount of change ΔP in a sensor output signal of the sensor wherein the sensor detects a vibration of a moving object; and comparing the calculated amount of change ΔP in the sensor output signal with a predetermined set range of the sensor output signal and determining whether the moving object is in a stationary state or in a driving state.
| Device and method for triggering passenger protection devices|| 20110015829 || 20110120 |
| A device and a method for triggering passenger protection devices, an accident sensor system generating a first signal and the passenger protection devices being triggered as a function of a frequency of a second signal, which is derived from the first signal, the frequency being determined as a function of a first length of a first signal characteristic of the second signal and of a second length of a second signal characteristic of the added-up second signal.
| Puncture device|| 20110015662 || 20110120 |
| A puncture device capable of preventing needle stick accidents and of reducing the burden on patients during operation. In this puncture device, a puncture needle cartridge comprises: a lancet body having a puncture needle at one end with the other end being to be held by a puncture instrument body; a protective cap; and a puncture needle holder engaged with the lancet body to rotate together with the lancet body about a rotation axis P. A mounting member rotates together with the puncture needle holder with a boss guided by a slit through being pressed by the puncture needle cartridge in a direction of mounting in a case, and is mounted in the case. The protective cap, formed integrally with the lancet body, is prevented from...|
| Aspiration prevention mechanism|| 20110015611 || 20110120 |
| A patient angle sensor is employed in conjunction with gastric feeding devices to shut off or to reverse the flow of fluid in the tube when the angle of a bed ridden patient becomes sufficient to allow gastric juices to percolate up through the esophagus and into the patient's lungs. In this way incidents of aspirational pneumonia in hospitalized patients is significantly reduced or eliminated.
| Safety intravenous cannulas|| 20110015573 || 20110120 |
| A safety intravenous cannula and catheter device is disclosed. The device permits easy insertion of a cannula made of a biocompatible material into the vein with a guide needle and withdrawal of the guide needle into a safety chamber with an in- built locking mechanism with completely prevents removal and/reuse of the needle. The needle before insertion is protected by a biocompatible sheath which when inserted into the vein and after withdrawal of the needle acts as catheter. Similarly, after withdrawal the needle is locked inside a safety chamber in such a manner that at no time does the user come into contact with the needle or in any danger of accidental injury.
| Phacoemulsification needle|| 20110015561 || 20110120 |
| A phacoemulsification needle having a hollow passageway terminates in a straight needle tip formed off-axis from the passageway, allowing the needle tip to move eccentrically when the needle is subjected to torsional or longitudinal vibratory motion. The tip may be flared or may be coextensive with the needle body. The aspiration passageway formed through the needle body may be formed off-axis from the needle body axis. The tip may also be angled with respect to the needle body. The inner and outer surfaces of the needle tip are roughened, as by sandblasting, to enhance the cutting effect of the tip when used with a non-longitudinal handpiece. The lip of each needle tip is polished to a high degree of smoothness and the edges of the tip...|
| Contact lenses|| 20110015352 || 20110120 |
| The invention provides silicone hydrogel contact lenses that exhibit reduced back surface debris and reduced incidence of superior epithelial arcurate lesions.
| Process for preparing latex paints containing biocides|| 20110015299 || 20110120 |
| A process for incorporating water insoluble biocides in latex paint products. The process comprises adding the biocide to the dispersion phase.
| Treatment of an infection by an rna virus due to an rna dependent rna polymerase|| 20110015255 || 20110120 |
| The present invention concerns a simple RNA strand, which includes, from extremity 3′ to extremity 5′, (i) a sequence of complementary nucleic acid to the non-coding region 5′ (5′UTR) of the genomic RNA (strand (+)) of the hepatitis C virus (VHC) or another RNA virus replicating thanks to an RNA dependent RNA polymerase, the nucleic acid sequence of which allows the replication of said simple RNA strand molecule by the replication complex of said virus, (ii) the complementary nucleic acid sequence of a corresponding nucleic acid sequence from the site of internal entry of the ribosome (1RES), and (iii) the complementary nucleic acid sequence of a suicide gene or a coding gene for a protein interfering with the replication of the VHC virus or another RNA...|
| Fungicide hydroximoyl-tetrazole derivatives|| 20110015236 || 20110120 |
| The present invention relates to hydroximoyl-tetrazole derivatives of formula (I), their process of preparation, preparation intermediate compounds, their use as fungicide active agents, particularly in the form of fungicide compositions and methods for the control of phytopathogenic fungi, notably of plants, using these compounds or compositions.
| Stabilized herbicidal formulations and methods of use|| 20110015074 || 20110120 |
| The invention relates to formulations including a combination of an active herbicide, in particular, a cyclohexanedione oxime herbicide, and a stabilizer. The formulations, for example, have improved stability. The invention further relates to methods for controlling weeds. The invention additionally provides methods for producing a stabilized herbicidal composition.
| 4-(3-aminobenzoyl)-5-cyclopropylisoxazoles effective as herbicides|| 20110015073 || 20110120 |
| In this formula (I), A, X, Y and Z are radicals such as hydrogen, organic radicals such as alkyl, and other radicals such as halogen.
| Agricultural adjuvant compositions, pesticide compositions, and methods for using such compositions|| 20110015071 || 20110120 |
| An adjuvant composition contains an adjuvant composition, comprising, based on 100 parts by weight of the composition: (a) from about 10 to 100 parts by weight of a combined of one or more betaine surfactants and one or more glycoside surfactants, comprising, based on 100 parts by weight of the combined amount: (i) from greater than 0 to less than 100 parts by weight of the one or more betaine surfactants, and (ii) from greater than 0 to less than 100 parts by weight of one or more glycoside surfactants, and (b) from 0 to about 90 parts by weight water A pesticide composition contains based on 100 parts by weight of the composition: (a) from greater than 0 parts by weight to about 20 parts...|
| Herbicidal compositions comprising pyroxasulfone iv|| 20110015069 || 20110120 |
| The invention furthermore relates to the use of a composition as defined herein for controlling undesirable vegetation, in particular in crops. When using the compositions of the invention for this purpose the herbicide A and the at least one herbicide B can be applied simultaneously or in succession, where undesirable vegetation may occur.
| Herbicidal compositions comprising pyroxasulfone|| 20110015067 || 20110120 |
| The invention furthermore relates to the use of a composition as defined herein for controlling undesirable vegetation in crops.
| Herbicidal compositions comprising pyroxasulfone v|| 20110015068 || 20110120 |
| The invention furthermore relates to the use of a composition as defined herein for controlling undesirable vegetation in crops. When using the compositions of the invention for this purpose the herbicide A and the at least one herbicide B can be applied simultaneously or in succession in crops, where undesirable vegetation may occur.
| Method and system for improved nickel silicide|| 20110014768 || 20110120 |
| According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for nickel silicidation includes providing a substrate having a source region, a gate region, and a drain region, forming a source in the source region and a drain in the drain region, annealing the source and the drain, implanting, after the annealing the source and the drain, a heavy ion in the source region and the drain region, depositing a nickel layer in each of the source and drain regions, and heating the substrate to form a nickel silicide region in each of the source and drain regions by heating the substrate.
| X-ray imaging device, method for detecting deviation of flat panel detector, and program for the same|| 20110013752 || 20110120 |
| An X-ray imaging device includes an X-ray generator, a filter plate detachably attached to an X-ray outlet of the X-ray generator, and a FPD. The filter plate has a plurality of circular markers of different sizes. The smallest marker is disposed at the center of the filter plate. The other markers are disposed on lines radiating from the smallest marker in increasing order of size and at regular intervals. An X-ray radiation beam passes through the markers and patient's body, and is incident upon an imaging surface of the FPD. The FPD produces a preliminary radiographic image from the incident X-ray radiation beam. A deviation vector detector chooses adjoining two marker images of different sizes from the preliminary radiographic image, and identifies to which markers the...|
| Light guide plate and display apparatus having the same|| 20110013416 || 20110120 |
| A light guide plate includes at least one incident surface into which light is incident, an exit surface at least one end of which is connected the incident surface and through which the light is output, an opposite surface spaced apart from the exit surface and opposing the exit surface, and a plurality of reflective patterns extending from the exit surface toward the opposite surface. When a direction from the exit surface to the opposite surface is referred to as a first direction, a direction perpendicular to the incident surface is referred to as a second direction, and a direction parallel to the incident surface and perpendicular to the first direction is referred to as a third direction, a length of each reflective pattern in the...|
| Objective changer having reflected light illumination for light microscopes|| 20110013275 || 20110120 |
| The invention relates to an objective changer having incident-light illumination for light microscopes, comprising: at least two microscope objectives for the purpose of examining a specimen, a movable carrier, on which the microscope objectives are mounted, an immovable carrier, which is adapted for mounting on a base body of the microscope, wherein said movable carrier is adapted for defined positioning thereof relatively to said immovable carrier, and at least one illuminating means for illuminating the specimen. The objective changer is characterized in that at least one transfer interface for transferring energy for illuminating the specimen is provided on the immovable carrier, at least one energy connector, which is rigidly connected to the movable carrier, is provided for receiving energy to illuminate the specimen, the energy connector...|
| Integrated planar device for light guiding, concentrating, and wavelength shifting|| 20110013253 || 20110120 |
| The invention relates to an integrated film which includes a plasmonic layer including a pattern configured to support plasmon waves. The plasmonic layer is configured to receive as input light energy of an incident light including at least one photon having a first wavelength and an at least one photon of light received from one or more layers in optical communication with the plasmonic layer and to re-emit as output a guided light to the one or more layers in optical communication with the plasmonic layer. The integrated film also includes a wavelength conversion layer optically coupled to the plasmonic layer. The wavelength conversion layer is configured to receive as input the at least one photon having a first wavelength and to provide as output at...|
| Optical device and optical apparatus|| 20110013251 || 20110120 |
| An optical device includes: a base that transmits incident light; and a first conductive film formed on one surface of the base, and that includes an indentation pattern of a predetermined period formed on a base-side surface, wherein a side portion defining an edge portion irradiated with the incident light has a form of a protrusion or a straight line as viewed from the incident side of the incident light.
| Mapping between users and machines in an enterprise security assessment sharing system|| 20090328222 || 20091231 |
| Mapping between object types in an enterprise security assessment sharing (“ESAS”) system enables attacks on an enterprise network and security incidents to be better detected and capabilities to respond to be improved. The ESAS system is distributed among endpoints incorporating different security products in the enterprise network that share a commonly-utilized communications channel. An endpoint will generate a tentative assignment of contextual meaning called a security assessment that is published when a potential security incident is detected. The security assessment identifies the object of interest, the type of security incident and its severity. A level of confidence in the detection is also provided which is expressed by an attribute called the “fidelity”. ESAS is configured with the capabilities to map between objects, including users and machines...|
| System and method for dynamic profiling of user in one-to-one applications and for validation of user rules|| 20090327197 || 20091231 |
| A system and method for generating and validating a user profile (25) for a user based on a static profile (10) and a dynamic profile, (15) of the user. The method and system compresses the dynamic rules (15) into aggregated rules so that the user can view a comparatively small number of the aggregated rules and select the desired rules from the aggregated rules based on user-desired criteria. The method and system validates user rules (60) using a processing device, which are retrieved from a storage device. The user rules are separated into at least one subset of a user set. Then, it is determined if a particular rule of the at least one subset is one of acceptable, unacceptable and undecided based on a defined...|
| System and method for conducting transactions without return policies|| 20090327095 || 20091231 |
| A transaction system includes an item database that stores one or more items as logical groupings of digital contents and their associated prices; and a user database operable to store information associated with one or more users. The transaction system also includes a transaction engine that receives purchase fund equal to the price of an identified item from a buyer for purchasing the item. The transaction engine then receives numeric rating from the buyer within a rating period after the purchase, or applies a default rating when the rating period expires and the rating has not been received. After the rating is decided, the transaction engine pays the seller a portion, all or none included and proportional to the rating, of the purchase fund minus any...|
| Location based method for improving vehicle cabin air quality|| 20090326760 || 20091231 |
| Ways are provided for improving the in-cabin air quality of a vehicle by automatically adjusting the HVAC system settings sufficiently in advance of approaching a location associated with an air quality hazard. In one example, the vehicle's telematics unit correlates the vehicle's position information with locations of static and dynamic air quality hazards, including locations of incidents potentially affecting the air quality in vicinity of the vehicle's location and issues instructions to adjust the HVAC settings to minimize the impact on in-cabin air quality.
| Singing bowl sound and vibration healing table|| 20090326424 || 20091231 |
| Systems and methods (“utility”) for providing sound healing to person are provided herein. The utility may include a table sized to support a person undergoing the sound healing session. The utility may also include a plurality of auxiliary support structures or platforms sized to support one or more sound generating devices (such as singing bowls or speakers). The auxiliary platforms may be adjustable in one or more directions, and may be selectively removable from the table. The utility may also include an electronic device operative to drive the sound generating devices to implement a sound healing session. Further, the utility may include a mat that includes a plurality of sound generating devices located in positions designed to coincide with chakras of a person lying on the...|
| Protective cap for arthroscopic instruments|| 20090326328 || 20091231 |
| A protective cap for use on arthroscopic instruments and sheaths disposed over arthroscopic instruments. The cap protects the distal end of the instrument from accidental damage caused by other instruments used during a surgical procedure. The portion of the cap that covers a view port on an arthroscope is transparent in order to allow a user to see through the instrument and through the cap.
| Capsule medical device and capsule medical device system|| 20090326323 || 20091231 |
| Smooth guiding through the inside of a body cavity is carried out by a magnetic field applied from the outside of the body. The provided capsule medical device (1) includes a bio-information detecting device (5) for detecting bio information of the inside of a body cavity; a magnet (12) for receiving a guidance magnetic field applied from outside the body and generating a driving force; a coil (7) for receiving a position-detection magnetic field applied from outside the body and generating a position-detection signal; a filter device (8), connected to the coil (7), for attenuating an induction signal component which is generated by the guidance magnetic field incident on the coil (7); and a wireless transmission device (10) for externally transmitting the position-detection signal which has...|
| Method for production of optically active 3-amino-nitrogenated compound|| 20090326246 || 20091231 |
| Aiming at production of an optically active 3-amino nitrogen-containing compound which is useful as an intermediate in synthesis of medicines and pesticides, in particular, an optically active 1-protected-3-aminopyrrolidine derivative, from an inexpensive and readily available raw material by a process which is efficient and can be practiced industrially, an optically active 3-amino nitrogen-containing compound is produced by performing a reaction of an optically active 3-substituted nitrogen-containing compound with ammonia, methylamine, ethylamine or dimethylamine in the presence of water. In addition, a 1-protected-3-aminopyrrolidine derivative is produced by performing a reaction of an optically active 1-protected-3-(sulfonyloxy)pyrrolidine derivative with ammonia, methylamine, ethylamine, or dimethylamine in the presence of methanol, ethanol, n-propanol, or isopropanol under a pressure of less than 30 barr.
| Biocidal composition for leather tanning|| 20090326022 || 20091231 |
| The invention relates to a concentrated solution of TCMTB for the preparation of an emulsion of TCMTB. The concentrated solution comprises (i) 2-(thiocyanomethylthio)-benzothiazole, (ii) an ester of a C6-C20 fatty acid derived from vegetable oil or a blend of such esters of C6-C20 fatty acids, (iii) a surfactant or blend of surfactants, (iv) optionally a further biocide, and (v) optionally a hydrocarbon solvent. The concentrated solution can be diluted with water and the diluted preparation can be used for the preservation of leather during the tanning process. The biocidal compositions according to the invention can be also applied to protect wood, paper, paperboard, cellulose pulp and cellulose products, preventing the growth of fungi on their surfaces or preventing the formation of slimes on materials, equipment and...|
| Fungicidal n-cycloalkyl-carboxamide derivatives|| 20090326016 || 20091231 |
| The present invention relates to N-cycloalkyl-thiocarboxamide or N-cycloalkyl-N-substituted carboximidamide derivatives of formula (I) wherein A and B represent a 5-membered heterocyclyl groups, T represents an oxygen, sulphur or amino derivatives, Z1 represents a cycloalkyl group and Z2 and Z3 represent various substituents, their process of preparation, their use as fungicide active agents, particularly in the form of fungicide compositions, and methods for the control of phytopathogenic fungi, notably of plants, using these compounds or compositions.
| Biocidal compositions|| 20090325965 || 20091231 |
| Compositions of 1-(3-chloroallyl)-3,5,7-triaza-1-azonia-adamantane chloride, and an optional second biocide, in copolymers of ethylene oxide/propylene oxide are provided. The compositions exhibit good color and phase stability.
| Turfgrass fungicide formulation with pigment|| 20090325922 || 20091231 |
| Oil-in-water fungicidal formulations are prepared having pigment dispersed therein, the pigment being stable within the oil-in-water emulsion as a result of the addition of suitable silicone surfactants and suitable emulsifiers. The formulations can be prepared either as a 2-pack formulation or as a single formulation. In the case of the single formulation polyethylene glycol is also added. In either case, the formulations show a synergistic effect through the addition of the pigment, the resulting formulations having an increased efficacy. Further, the formulations show a synergistic effect when mixed with conventional chemical fungicides, both being added in reduced amounts compared to recommended rates.
| Cationic surfactant based adjuvant systems for some herbicides that increase ph, herbicide solubility and performance|| 20090325805 || 20091231 |
| A method for increasing the performance of sulfonylurea and sulfonamide herbicides by using blends of cat-ionic surfactants and basic pH adjustors as adjuvants.
| Transmission of delay tolerant data|| 20090325512 || 20091231 |
| Transmission of delay tolerant data. An apparatus includes a processor configured to classify data, on the basis of its delay requirement, into delay tolerant data and into delay critical data, and to control transmission of the delay tolerant data with a transmitter in such a manner that the transmission of the delay tolerant data is timed to coincide with transmission of the delay critical data.
| Image providing apparatus, image output apparatus, and image output system|| 20090325493 || 20091231 |
| In an image providing apparatus capable of performing close-proximity wireless communication, it is determined whether or not the image providing apparatus come to an active state by moving close to the image output apparatus (whether or not the apparatus has been remotely woken up) if a connection through close-proximity wireless communication is established. It is decided that the image output apparatus is the primary controller after the connection if the image providing apparatus has been remotely woken up, and the use of an appropriate protocol for the primary controller is decided on. On the other hand, if the image providing apparatus has not been remotely woken up, it is decided that the image providing apparatus is the primary controller after connection, and the use of a...|
| Sub-second annealing processes for semiconductor devices|| 20090325392 || 20091231 |
| An annealing method and apparatus for semiconductor manufacturing is described. The method and apparatus allows an anneal that can span a thermal budget and be tailored to a specific process and its corresponding activation energy. In some cases, the annealing method spans a timeframe from about 1 millisecond to about 1 second. An example for this annealing method includes a sub-second anneal method where a reduction in the formation of nickel pipes is achieved during salicide processing. In some cases, the method and apparatus combine the rapid heating rate of a sub-second anneal with a thermally conductive substrate to provide quick cooling for a silicon wafer. Thus, the thermal budget of the sub-second anneal methods may span the range from conventional RTP anneals to flash annealing...|
| Methods of forming integrated circuit devices having stacked gate electrodes|| 20090325371 || 20091231 |
| A method of forming a gate electrode of a semiconductor device is provided, the method including: forming a plurality of stacked structures each comprising a tunnel dielectric layer, a first silicon layer for floating gates, an intergate dielectric layer, a second silicon layer for control gates, and a mask pattern, on a semiconductor substrate in the stated order; forming a first interlayer dielectric layer between the plurality of stacked structures so that a top surface of the mask pattern is exposed; selectively removing the mask pattern of which the top surface is exposed; forming a third silicon layer in an area from which the hard disk layer was removed, and forming a silicon layer comprising the third silicon layer and the second silicon layer; recessing the...|
| Photomask manufacturing method|| 20090325083 || 20091231 |
| A photomask manufacturing method includes a defect information storage step of storing defect information of a mask blank, provided with an identification marker on an end face thereof, into an information storage device in correspondence to the identification marker, a placing orientation determination step of determining a placing orientation of the mask blank with respect to an exposure/writing apparatus, and an orientation correction step of performing rotation control of a rotating apparatus so that an orientation of the mask blank coincides with the determined placing orientation.
| High chroma optically variable color-shifting strand and woven products|| 20090324856 || 20091231 |
| Opaque color shifting strands are disclosed that have an optically variable color with a change in angle of incident light. The strands have an organic substrate and an optical interference structure on one or both sides of the organic substrate. The optical interference design can be a Fabry-Perot structure or can be optically variable ink. Plural strands can be combined to form a textile for example such as a garment label.
| Methods of identifying and treating poor-prognosis cancers|| 20090324596 || 20091231 |
| The present invention relates generally to methods for identifying cancer patients with a poor prognosis, and to therapeutic modalities for improving prognosis by combating metastasis and abrogating chemoresistance in cancer cells. Embodiments of the present invention provide an objective means of prognostication regarding the long-term outcome of an incident of cancer, breast cancer in particular. Therapeutic modalities include immunotherapy and anti-sense therapy. Prognosis is determined by measuring the number of copies of the metadherin gene in the patient's cells.
| Insecticidal composition|| 20090324509 || 20091231 |
| A pesticidal composition which comprises cymene and either a pyrethrin insecticide or an insect growth regulator. In particular the composition is formulated as an aerosol for killing or controlling pests and in particular flying pests.
| Method of measuring quantity of in-vivo substance by use of coherent anti-stokes raman scattered light|| 20090324498 || 20091231 |
| A method of measuring the quantity of an in-vivo substance includes the steps of: irradiating an in-vivo substance with two near infrared femtosecond laser beams of different frequencies; detecting coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattered light emitted from the in-vivo substance due to coincidence of the frequency difference between the two near infrared femtosecond laser beams with a natural frequency of the in-vivo substance; and determining the quantity of the in-vivo substance, based on a peak intensity of a Raman scattering spectrum obtained.
| Sterilization system and method and orifice inlet control apparatus therefor|| 20090324445 || 20091231 |
| A chemical vapor sterilization process is enhanced by concentrating a germicide via exploitation of the difference between the vapor pressures of the germicide and its solvent. A diffusion restriction can be placed into the diffusion path to assist this process and the path then opened to provide rapid diffusion of the thus concentrated germicide. The path through the diffusion restriction can be closed to allow the pressure in a sterilization chamber to be lowered prior to receiving the concentrated germicide.
| Fresh gas system|| 20090324392 || 20091231 |
| The present invention relates to a fresh gas system (1) for supplying an internal combustion engine (4) with fresh gas, in particular in a motor vehicle, having a charging device (8) for increasing the pressure of the fresh gas and having a swirl generator (12), which is arranged upstream of the charging device (8), for generating a swirl, which rotates about the main flow direction of the fresh gas, in the fresh gas, wherein the swirl generator (12) has guide blades (14) with adjustable angle of incidence. In order to be able to produce the fresh gas system (4) more cost-effectively, the swirl generator (12) has a flow guide body (13) on which the guide blades (14) are integrally formed and which, in order to adjust...|
| Image forming apparatus|| 20090324293 || 20091231 |
| An image forming apparatus includes photosensitive drums including one for black, light source devices, a rotary polygonal mirror having deflecting surfaces with chamfers, input optical systems, imaging optical systems and a synchronism detecting system for detecting a synchronizing light beam for determining the timing for scanning each of the photosensitive drums in a main scan direction, wherein the synchronism detecting system detects a light beam for forming an image of a color different from the black, and wherein the timing as the synchronism detecting device obtains a synchronizing signal and the timing as a light beam from the input optical system, which is at the side where the synchronism detecting device is provided, is incident on the chamfer of the deflecting surface of the rotary polygonal...|
| Method and system for selecting total job time print|| 20090324274 || 20091231 |
| A system and a method in which the engine dynamically decides which process speed to warm up to based on the number & size of pages currently submitted to the engine, and thus deliver the best job time dynamically.
| Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program and recording medium|| 20090324135 || 20091231 |
| An image processing apparatus includes: an imaging information calculation unit acquiring a first image and higher-resolution second images, and calculating coordinate positions of the second images to the first image and differences in imaging direction between second cameras and a first camera; an eyepoint conversion unit generating eyepoint conversion images obtained by converting the second images based on the differences in imaging direction so that eyepoints of the second cameras coincide with an eyepoint of the first camera and matching the first image with the eyepoint conversion images to calculate phase deviations of the eyepoint conversion images from the first image; and an image synthesizing unit extracting high-frequency images, having frequency components higher than or equal to a predetermined frequency band, from the second images, and...|
| Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program|| 20090324129 || 20091231 |
| The image processing apparatus of the present invention is characterized by including an obtaining unit configured to obtain image data and a detection result of a main subject in the image data; a detecting unit configured to apply main subject detecting processing to the image data obtained by the obtaining unit; a coincidence determining unit configured to determine whether a detection result of the main subject obtained by the obtaining unit and a detection result of the main subject detected by the detecting unit coincide with each other; and a correction amount determining unit configured to determine an amount of correction to be applied to the image data in accordance with a determination result obtained by the coincidence determining unit. Image correction processing is performed in...|
| Method and system for improved tof pet reconstruction|| 20090324042 || 20091231 |
| A time of flight positron emission tomography apparatus (100) includes a detector (106), a data acquisition system (120), a coincidence system (122) and a reconstructor (129). Various elements of an imaging chain influence the temporal resolution of the system (100) so that positron data collected along different lines of response is characterized by different temporal resolutions. The different temporal resolutions are used to estimate the positions of detected events along their respective lines of response.
| Wireless communication apparatus and wireless communication method|| 20090323667 || 20091231 |
| There is disclosed a wireless communication apparatus that does not interrupt synchronous communication but can continuously perform the synchronous communication even when an address duplication occurs between the local wireless communication apparatus and a nearby wireless communication apparatus. A plurality of wireless communication apparatuses constitutes an ad hoc network system where they transmit beacons to each other. In the wireless communication apparatus, an address processing part (145) generates a first address, which includes a beacon period slot number corresponding to the position-on-beacon-period of a beacon generated by the local wireless communication apparatus, and a second address assigned at random. A beacon processing part (140) determines whether the second address generated by the address processing part (145) is coincident with a second address at another wireless communication...|
|Peel-and-place pellet rodenticide delivery dispenser|| 20080313952 || 20081225 |
| A dispenser for poisoned bait having a tray and a correspondingly shaped sheet-like lid for sealing the tray with the bait placed therein during manufacture. The lid has a tear-off portion that allows the pest to access the bait while the remainder of the lid continues to cover the enclosed bait so that the user's potential for physical contact with the bait is minimized. The tray includes a gripping flange adjacent the enclosed portion of the tray that allows the user to securely grasp the dispenser and place it into position in a tight or difficult-to-reach space without risk of touching the bait.
|No-touch block-rodenticide bait unit with protective end caps and packaging for the same|| 20080313953 || 20081225 |
| A poisoned bait unit having a bait portion and a gripping portion in which the gripping portion includes a pair of end caps respectively secured on two preferably opposing sides of the bait portion. The end caps are shaped and/or textured to ensure that the user can securely grasp and place the unit into position in even a tight or difficult-to-access space without ever touching the bait portion. Packaging for multiple bait units is also provided which not only allows for individual removal of each bait unit while the other units remain sealed, but prevents any contamination of the end caps of one unit by the bait portion of another so that the user is not exposed to physical contact with the bait portion at any...|
|Device for purifying exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine|| 20080314025 || 20081225 |
| A device for purifying exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine comprising a NOx catalyst device, fuel feeding means for feeding additional fuel into combusted gas flowing into the NOx catalyst device during the regeneration treatment, and a NOx concentration sensor arranged on the exhaust downstream of the NOx catalyst device, wherein when the NOx concentration detected by the NOx concentration sensor is lower than a preset concentration during the regeneration treatment of this time, the amount of NOx absorbed by the NOx catalyst device during a preset period until the regeneration treatment of the next time is estimated by utilizing the NOx concentration sensor, and when the absorbed amount of NOx is smaller than a preset amount, it is decided that the amount of additional...|
|Solar atmospheric water harvester|| 20080314058 || 20081225 |
| The atmospheric water harvester (2) shown in FIG. (1) comprises a centrally located flue in the form of a tower 4 and a surrounding heating enclosure (6) for collecting incident solar energy to heat air which enters its periphery (8). With heating of the air in the heating enclosure (6), an updraught is created within tower (4) as the air from the heating enclosure (6) returns to the atmosphere from the open end of the tower A base structure (10) housing a plurality of wind turbines is provided around the base of the tower. As the heated air flows from the heating enclosure (6) into the tower it is harnessed to rotate the wind turbines. Each wind turbine (20) is provided with associated water collection apparatus...|
|Martensitic stainless steel strengthened by ni3tin-phase precipitation|| 20080314480 || 20081225 |
| A precipitation-hardened stainless maraging steel which exhibits a combination of strength, toughness, and corrosion resistance comprises by weight about: 8 to 15% chromium (Cr), 2 to 15% cobalt (Co), 7 to 14% nickel (Ni), and up to about 0.7% aluminum (Al), less than about 0.4% copper (Cu), 0.5% to 2.5% molybdenum (Mo), 0.4 to 0.75% titanium (Ti), up to about 0.5% tungsten (W), and up to about 120 wppm carbon (C), the balance essentially iron (Fe) and incidental elements and impurities, characterized in that the alloy has a predominantly lath martensite microstructure essentially without topologically close packed intermetallic phases and strengthened primarily by a dispersion of intermetallic particles primarily of the eta-Ni3Ti phase and wherein the titanium and carbon (Ti) and (C) levels are controlled such...|
|Dynamic resource assignment and exit information for emergency responders|| 20080314681 || 20081225 |
| A method of providing situational awareness at an incident scene. Sensor data can be received from at least one sensor (104, 106, 108) located at the incident scene and position data can be received for at least one resource (306, 308, 310, 312). Based on the received data, at least one optimal exit route (318) at the incident scene can be calculated. The present invention also relates to a system (118) that provides situational awareness at an incident scene. The system can include a communications adapter (204) that receives sensor data from at least one sensor located at the incident scene and position data for at least one resource located at the incident scene, and a processor (202) that calculates at least one optimal exit route...|
|Multiple capillary tubes to dispense vapor|| 20080315011 || 20081225 |
| This invention relates to the use of multiple capillary tubes 10 for the evaporation of volatile active substances, in particular aromatics and/or insecticides from a liquid reservoir 40. The intent is to incorporate individual capillary tubes 20 in a single piece made ideally out of a polymer that can resist both heat and organic compounds. The multiple capillary tubes 10 could replace twisted, braided or woven wicks that are currently used in electronic vapor emanation systems that utilize heat 50 or atomization 60. The multiple capillary tubes 10 are extruded in a single piece and then cut to length or individual capillary tubes are extruded, bundled and then cut to length.
|Detector of infrared radiation having a bi-material transducer|| 20080315099 || 20081225 |
| A representative embodiment of the invention provides an infrared (IR) detector having a movable plate supported at an offset distance from a substrate by a suspension arm. In response to a temperature difference between the plate and the substrate generated by the incident IR radiation, the suspension arm deforms and changes the offset distance for the plate. In one embodiment, the suspension arm has three rod-shaped bimorph transducers that lie within a plane that is parallel to the substrate. The transducers are also parallel to one another, with the transducer that is attached to an anchor of the suspension arm being located between the two transducers that are attached to the plate.
|Charged particle beam system and method for evacuation of the system|| 20080315122 || 20081225 |
| The present invention provides a charged particle beam system which can perform evacuation on an electron gun chamber or an ion-gun chamber having a non-evaporable getter pump in a short time and can maintain the ultra-high vacuum for a long time, and a technology of evacuation therefor. Provided is a charged particle beam system equipped with a charged particle optics which makes the charged particle beam emitted from a charged particle source incident on a sample and means of evacuation for evacuating the charged particle optics, characterized in that the evaporation means has: a vacuum vessel with a charged particle source disposed in the vessel; a non-evaporable getter pump which connects with the vacuum vessel through a vacuum pipe and evacuates the interior of the vacuum...|
|Optical system for radiation in the euv-wavelength range and method for measuring a contamination status of euv-reflective elements|| 20080315134 || 20081225 |
| An optical system for radiation in the EUV wavelength range, in particular a projection exposure apparatus, having at least one vacuum vessel, including: at least one EUV-reflective optical element arranged in an optical path, and a holder which includes at least one sample element, the sample element having an optical surface which is exposed to incident EUV-radiation outside of the optical path, the sample element being sensitive to chemical alterations under influence of the incident EUV-radiation which also affect the optical element. The optical system further includes at least one detection unit for online detection of the contamination status of the sample element during exposure of the sample element to the incident EUV-radiation.
|Light-emitting semiconductor device|| 20080315232 || 20081225 |
| A light-generating semiconductor region is grown on a substrate of electroconductive silicon or like light-absorptive material. An anode is placed atop the light-generating semiconductor region, and a cathode under the substrate. The light-generating semiconductor region and the substrate are encapsulated in an epoxy envelope. In order to prevent the substrate from absorbing the light that has been radiated from the light-generating semiconductor region and reflected back from the envelope, the substrate has its side surfaces covered by a reflector layer. The reflector layer has its surfaces roughened, as a result of the roughening of the underlying substrate surfaces by dicing, for scattering the incident light.
|Image sensor and method for fabricating the same|| 20080315271 || 20081225 |
| Disclosed are an image sensor and a method for fabricating the same. The method may include forming a gate, a photo diode, and a floating diffusion region on a pixel region of a semiconductor substrate; forming an oxide film on the pixel region and on an edge region of the semiconductor substrate; forming a sacrificial oxide layer by etching the oxide film using a photoresist pattern as a mask; forming a metal layer on the photoresist pattern, the gate, and the floating diffusion region; forming a salicide layer on the gate and the floating diffusion region; etching a remaining non-salicided portion of the metal layer, the photoresist pattern, and at least a portion of the sacrificial oxide layer; and forming an interlayer insulating film on the...|
|Image sensor with gain control|| 20080315272 || 20081225 |
| An image sensor having a plurality of pixels; each pixel includes one or more photosensitive elements that collect charge in response to incident light; one or more transfer mechanisms that respectively transfer the charge from the one or more photosensitive elements; a charge-to-voltage conversion region having a capacitance, and the charge-to-voltage region receives the charge from the one or more photosensitive elements; a first reset transistor connected to the charge-to-voltage conversion region; a second reset transistor connected to the first reset transistor, which in combination with the first reset transistor, selectively sets the capacitance of the charge-to-voltage conversion regions from a plurality of capacitances.
|Deep trench capacitor and method of making same|| 20080315274 || 20081225 |
| A trench capacitor and method of forming a trench capacitor. The trench capacitor including: a trench in a single-crystal silicon substrate, a conformal dielectric liner on the sidewalls and the bottom of the trench; an electrically conductive polysilicon inner plate filling regions of the trench not filled by the liner; an electrically conductive doped outer plate in the substrate surrounding the sidewalls and the bottom of the trench; a doped silicon region in the substrate; a first electrically conductive metal silicide layer on a surface region of the doped silicon region exposed at the top surface of the substrate; a second electrically conductive metal silicide layer on a surface region of the inner plate exposed at the top surface of the substrate; and an insulating ring...|
|Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof|| 20080315318 || 20081225 |
| A semiconductor device includes an n-type MIS (Metal Insulator Semiconductor) transistor and a p-type MIS transistor. The n-type MIS transistor includes a first gate insulating film, a first fully silicided (FUSI) gate electrode formed on the first gate insulating film and made of a first metal silicide film, and a first sidewall insulating film. The p-type MIS transistor includes a second gate insulating film, a second fully silicided (FUSI) gate electrode formed on the second gate insulating film and made of a second metal silicide film, and a second sidewall insulating film. A top surface of the first FUSI gate electrode is located lower than a top surface of the second FUSI gate electrode.
|System and method for forming a semiconductor device source/drain contact|| 20080315321 || 20081225 |
| The present invention discloses a semiconductor source/drain contact structure, which comprises a substrate, a source/drain region disposed in the substrate, at least one non-silicided conductive layer including a barrier layer disposed over and in contact with the source/ drain region, and one or more contact hole filling metals disposed over and in contact with the at least one non-silicided conductive layer, wherein a first contact area between the at least one non-silicided conductive layer and the source/drain region is substantially larger than a second contact area between the one or more contact hole filling metals and the at least one non-silicided conductive layer.
|Method for reliably removing excess metal during metal silicide formation|| 20080315322 || 20081225 |
| A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device. The method comprises forming a metal layer on a silicon-containing layer located on a semiconductor substrate. The method also comprises reacting a portion of the metal layer with the silicon-containing layer to form a metal silicide layer. The method further comprises removing an unreacted portion of the metal layer on the metal silicide layer by a removal process. The removal process includes delivering a flow of an acidic solution to a surface of the unreacted portion of the metal layer, wherein the acidic solution delivered to the surface is substantially gas-free.
|Light receiving element|| 20080315337 || 20081225 |
| There is provided a structure for a light receiving element having a plurality of light receiving regions, whereby noise charges from a light receiving region can be prevented from becoming superimposed on the signal charges of another light receiving region so that the light receiving regions can generate accurate electric current signals. The structure includes a first light receiving region and a second light receiving region formed on a semiconductor substrate, and a selection circuit connected to the first and second light receiving regions. Each light receiving region has at least one light receiving unit that is divided into a plurality of segments and that outputs current signals in response to incident light. The selection circuit selectively outputs the current signals from either the first light...|
|Sheet finisher, image forming apparatus using the same, and sheet finishing method|| 20080315486 || 20081225 |
| A sheet finisher of the invention includes a saddle stitch unit configured to stitch a center of a sheet bundle in which printed sheets are bundled, a fold unit that includes a pair of fold rollers and presses the center stitched by the saddle stitch unit into a nip of the fold rollers to form a fold line, and a fold reinforcing unit configured to reinforce the fold line, and the fold reinforcing unit includes a roller unit that includes a first roller and a second roller, and moves along a direction of the fold line while nipping and pressing the fold line of the sheet bundle by the first roller and the second roller, a drive unit configured to move the roller unit along the...|
|Passive protection device for a motor vehicle|| 20080315626 || 20081225 |
| A device for the reduction of injuries in the event of a motor-vehicle accident comprises an adapter inserted between the vehicle bodywork and adjacent internal vehicle components to reduce the free space distance between the bodywork and the components. The free space distance is the shortest direct distance between a vehicle component and the adjacent bodywork which is free from other parts. The adapter changes the energy transfer involved in a collision between a person and the vehicle, in order to reduce the risk of injury to the head.
|Spatially-fed high power amplifier with shaped reflectors|| 20080315944 || 20081225 |
| A spatially-fed high-power amplifier comprises one or more shaped reflectors to reflect an initial wavefront, and an active array amplifier to amplify the reflected wavefront to generate a high-power planar wavefront. The shaped reflectors provide the reflected wavefront with substantially uniform amplitude when incident on the active array amplifier. The initial wavefront may be a substantially spherical wavefront, and the shaped reflectors may compensate for any amplitude taper of the initial wavefront to provide the reflected wavefront with substantially uniform amplitude components for incident on the active array amplifier. In some embodiments, the shaped reflectors may also contour the illumination to fit the shape of the active array amplifier to help minimize spillover.
|Transmitter and receiver-side processing of signals transmitted or received with a smart antenna|| 20080316102 || 20081225 |
| For transmitter-side processing of information it is decided in which direction of transmission signals for a receiver are to be transmitted, the direction of transmission being a linear combination of one of a number of antenna directional diagrams corresponding to a first plurality. In a baseband processing section (REC), a number of antenna directional diagram signal sequences (X(1),X(2)), corresponding to the first plurality is determined from a signal sequence (T), determined for the receiver by weighting of the signal sequence (T) for each of the antenna directional diagrams with a coefficient (a(1), a(2)) corresponding to each of the linear combinations. Each antenna directional diagram signal sequence (X(1),X(2)) is transmitted by a dedicated logical connection from the baseband processing section (REC) to a high frequency processing section...|
|System for capturing video of an accident upon detecting a potential impact event|| 20080316312 || 20081225 |
| A system and method for monitoring a vehicle and obtaining video of an accident or other criminal incident are described. An embodiment of the system includes one or more cameras mounted on a vehicle, a wireless transmitter, and a contact detection system comprising a processor in electrical communication with the one or more cameras, the wireless transmitter and one or more sensors configured to detect a potential contact event, wherein the processor is configured to receive an indication in response to one or more of the sensors detecting the potential contact event, activate at least one of the cameras to capture video data subsequent to receiving the indication of the potential contact event, determine whether or not the contact event occurs and discard the captured video...|
|Imaging element and imaging device|| 20080316345 || 20081225 |
| An imaging element and an imaging device of the present invention have photoelectric conversion sections arranged two-dimensionally with respect to the surface of a semiconductor substrate; a color filter layer that is made up of a plurality of color filters for decomposing incident light into different colors and brightness filters for causing light including all color components to pass and where the plurality of color filters and the brightness filters are arranged at positions above the photoelectric conversion sections; vertical charge transfer sections linearly extended so as to transfer signal charges read from the respective photoelectric conversion sections; reading regions for reading signal charges generated by the photoelectric conversion sections to the vertical charge transfer sections; and light-shielding films that are provided so as to cover...|
|Detection of progressive pulldown in a video sequence|| 20080316356 || 20081225 |
| System and methods for the detection of progressive pulldown in a video sequence are provided. The method comprises calculating a difference between temporally adjacent frames in the video sequence, generating a pattern based upon these differences, and comparing the generated pattern against patterns understood for known progressive film modes in order to determine if the video sequence comprises a known progressive film mode. In one embodiment, the pattern may be adjusted to account for uncertainty in assigning values to the pattern, reducing the likelihood of false detections. In another advantage, confidence metrics are built into the method in order to further reduce the incidence of false detections.
|Liquid crystal projector|| 20080316376 || 20081225 |
| An LCD projector has LCD panels, each including polarization plates one on the light incidence side and another on the light emitting side of each LCD panel. The LCD panel is provided with a highly transparent auxiliary polarization plate between the LCD panel and the polarization plate on the light emitting side. The LCD panel is further provided with an optically anisotropic transparent substrate for supporting the highly transparent auxiliary polarization plate. The transparent substrate is arranged such that one of its anisotropic optical axes is inclined at an angle not more than 0.5 degrees with respect to the face of the auxiliary polarization plate when the face is parallel to the direction of light propagation. This arrangement ensures longer lives of the polarization plates on...|
|Liquid crystal display apparatus|| 20080316396 || 20081225 |
| A liquid crystal display apparatus is provided. The liquid crystal display apparatus includes at least one incidence-side polarizer, a liquid crystal panel, at least one output-side polarizer, and a mechanism for turning each of the incidence-side polarizer and the output-side polarizer around an optical axis. The incidence-side polarizer is made of an inorganic material. The liquid crystal panel is provided for modulating the polarized state of light output from the incidence-side polarizer to output the modulated light. The output-side polarizer is made of an inorganic material for outputting the light incident from the liquid crystal panel.
|Liquid crystal display unit|| 20080316404 || 20081225 |
| A vertical alignment (VA) mode liquid crystal display unit having at least one biaxial optical anisotropic substance sheet and a liquid crystal cell between a light emission side polarizing polarizer and a light incident side polarizer, wherein (1) nx>ny>nz is satisfied (nx and ny: in-plane principal refractive indexes of the entire biaxial optical anisotropy, and nz: a principal refractive index in the thickness direction), (2) the low refractive index layer comprises an aerogel with a refractive index of up to 1.7, and (3) a multilayered body consisting of the total biaxial optical anisotropic substance sheet and the liquid crystal cell satisfies the formula: ...|
|Wavelength-selective polarization conversion element, illumination optical system, and image projection apparatus|| 20080316431 || 20081225 |
| The wavelength-selective polarization conversion element includes a plurality of polarization splitting surfaces each of which separates entering light into two polarized light components having polarization directions different from each other, a plurality of phase plates that causes a polarization direction of one polarized light component in the two polarized light components from the polarization splitting surfaces to coincide with a polarization direction of the other polarized light component. The element further includes a plurality of dichroic surfaces that is disposed closer to a light entrance side than the plurality of polarization splitting surfaces or between the plurality of polarization splitting surfaces and the plurality of phase plates, each dichroic surface separating entering light into two wavelength region components different from each other. The element is capable...|
|Beam switch for an optical imaging system|| 20080316433 || 20081225 |
| The present invention relates to a beam switch (1) for an optical imaging system. An at least partially reflecting foil (2), is sandwiched in a slanted position in a space between a first plate (3) and a second plate (4). The switch (1) further comprises a foil electrode (6) associated with said foil (2) and a first transparent electrode (5) associated with said first plate (3) and/or a second electrode (7) associated with said second plate (4). Application of a first voltage potential difference between said foil electrode (6) and at least one of said plate electrodes (5, 7) is arranged to attract said foil (2) towards a position essentially parallel with said first plate (3), in order to reflect light incident on said first plate...|
|Jersey and associated method of manufacture|| 20070294801 || 20071227 |
| A jersey or shirt is made of plural fabric panels or sections including at least one lower back panel, at least one chest panel and two shoulder panels. The shoulder panels are connected on the back side of the torso to the lower back panel along a substantially horizontal seam and are joined to one another on the back side of the torso along a vertical seam substantially coincident with a longitudinal or vertical axis of the back side of the torso. Each of the shoulder panels extends across half of an upper portion of the back side of the torso and over a shoulder portion of a respective one of the sleeves and is connected along an anterior side of the torso to the at...|
|Vehicle door hinge|| 20070294860 || 20071227 |
| A hinge for vehicle doors so as to provide for door front edge opening operation, also known as suicide operation, comprises fastening elements provided with fixed pivot pins and with sliding guides, which can be housed respectively in the thickness of the door and in a corresponding pillar; linkages for connecting the fastening elements with their first extremity, hinged on the fixed pivot pin of one of the fastening elements and with a second extremity including a shoe engaged in the sliding guide of the other fastening element; and a joint interposed at the extremities of the linkages which pivotally couples the linkages to each other allowing their relative angular mobility. The fastening elements further comprise a control means in cooperative engagement with the sliding guide...|
|Rotor for rotating electrical machine and method of manufacturing same|| 20070294878 || 20071227 |
| A method of manufacturing a rotor for a rotating electrical machine includes the steps of: preparing a first and a second pole core, a rotary shaft, and a field coil; press-fitting the rotary shaft into a through-hole of the first pole core so that the axes of the rotary shaft and the through-hole coincide with each other; mounting the field coil on one of the first and second pole cores; opposing the first and second pole cores to each other so that the axes of the through-holes thereof are in alignment with each other and contact surfaces thereof face each other with a maximum parallelism therebetween; press-fitting the second pole core onto the rotary shaft so that the contact surfaces of the first and second pole...|
|Safeslide bobber apparatus|| 20070294934 || 20071227 |
| A safe fishing bobber is disclosed having a plastic, hollow shield holding the hook and bait inside to protect against accidental contact with the hook, preventing snags on water structures and protecting the bait. An attached stem extends vertically from the shield. Fishermen use floats of various colors, shapes and styles for various fishing methods, buoyancy requirements and personal preference. This safe bobber design allows the fisherman to choose from varieties of floats and easily apply one onto the stem. The float is above water when in use, while the shield remains submerged. The fishing depth is set with a slide able stop member placed above the bobber on the fishing line, which stops at the tip of the stem when this depth is reached. The...|
|Surface texture measuring instrument|| 20070295100 || 20071227 |
| A surface texture measuring instrument includes a force sensor (1), an actuator (11) and a detector (12). The surface texture measuring instrument further includes: a scanning controller (54) that collects a detection signal from the force sensor (1) and drives the actuator such that the detecting signal coincides with a target measurement value; a touch signal generator (51) that generates a touch signal when the detection signal from the force sensor (1) coincides with the target measurement value; and a measurement value collecting unit (55) that collects a measurement value from a counter (26) at a predetermined time interval in a state where a fluctuation range of the detection signal from the force sensor (1) is within a preset range when a scanning controller is in...|
|Aerodynamic lift enhancement gate valve|| 20070295254 || 20071227 |
| An aerodynamic lift enhancement gate valve including a valve blade shaped as an airfoil or as a sail and is disposed at the leading edge of an airfoil. Or as a sail, in such a way as to form a fluid gate formed between the trailing edge (at the chord) of the gate valve blade, and the leading edge (nose) of the airfoil or sail, (at the chord). The gate valve blade catches the wind, and will cause a wind velocity surface pressure to build against the upwind surface of the gate valve blade, which pressure is regulated by springs and or elastic. When in operation, the chord of the gate valve blade will remain substantially parallel to the chord of the airfoil, or sail. The...|
|Solar super structure with cooling system|| 20070295382 || 20071227 |
| Supporting frame structure for installing plain solar cell module plates and incidental facilities on a house roof is provided. The supporting structure is in the shape of pluralities of slope structured solar cell plate mount accompanied by cleaning accesses mounted on a rectangular cube frame. Side view of the solar cell plate mount forms a rectangular triangle on a square. The angle between the sloped top surface and the horizontal base is 3 to 75 degrees, depending on the latitude of the geometric location of the place where the solar cell plate modules are installed. Pluralities of cooling frames are installed between the solar cell panels and solar cell plate mounts to eliminate heat accumulated in the solar cell module plates and maintains temperature of the...|
|Photovoltaic device with trimetaspheres|| 20070295395 || 20071227 |
| An exemplary photovoltaic device for conversion of an incident wavelength of electromagnetic radiation to electricity has an absorber of incident wavelength of electromagnetic radiation, a trimetasphere in electron transferring contact with the absorber, an anode in electrical contact with the trimetasphere, and a cathode in electrical contact with the absorber. The absorber and trimetasphere can be arranged as a heterojunction or a blended junction. An exemplary electrical circuit has an absorber of incident electromagnetic radiation, a trimetasphere-containing material in electron transferring contact with the absorber, an anode, a cathode and a current path from the anode to the cathode. An exemplary method of converting incident electromagnetic radiation to an electrical signal using a trimetasphere-containing material is also disclosed.
|Ramming device to be assigned to a rock breaker|| 20070295520 || 20071227 |
| The ramming device comprises a ramming element to be assigned to the end of a rock breaker. The inventive device receives the shocks generated by the rock breaker and transmits them to fragments to be compacted. The ramming device also has a frame comprising: positioning means for positioning relative to the rock-breaker so that the axis of the frame is coincident with the axis of the rock breaker; joining means that enable the temporary and removable fixing of the frame to the end of the rock breaker; axially translational guiding means for guiding the ramming element relative to the frame; means for blocking the rotation of the ramming element about the axis of the frame, and; means for limiting the amplitude of this translation.
|Projection nut feeding device|| 20070295745 || 20071227 |
| The front end of a feed rod (6) is provided with a projecting piece (31) for supporting a multi-sided projection nut (1) from below in such a manner that the projecting piece (31) is in intimate contact with the outer side surfaces (35) of the nut (1). The inner side of the projecting piece (31) is formed with crossed support surfaces (37) for supporting the outer side surfaces (35) of the nut (1). The corner lines (38) in the place where the two support surfaces (37) cross each other is arranged to be directed to the underside of the feed rod (6).
|Photoelectric conversion device and image sensor|| 20070295890 || 20071227 |
| To provide a photoelectric conversion device with low noise at low cost. The photoelectric conversion device includes: a plurality of photoelectric conversion circuits whose output potentials change according to an amount of incident light; a plurality of reset circuits each connected to an output of each of the photoelectric conversion circuits; a plurality of amplification circuits for amplifying the output potentials of the photoelectric conversion circuits, the amplification circuits each being connected to the output of each of the photoelectric conversion circuits; a plurality of signal read circuits for reading the outputs from the amplification circuits; and a plurality of holding circuits for temporarily holding the read outputs from the amplification circuits.
|Method for improving optical measurement of gas concentration|| 20070295908 || 20071227 |
| The present invention relates to a method for improving optical measurement of gas concentration. The method comprises steps for directing narrow band light to the gas to be measured and measuring the attenuation of the light in the gas, modulating the center wavelength of the light source around or over a first predetermined absorption maximum (10) (absorption line) of the measured gas and aside of it, measuring the attenuation of the light in the gas as a function of the center wavelength of the light, and determining the gas concentration based on the measurement. According to the invention the center wavelength of the light is varied such that the center wavelength is adapted to coincide with at least one other absorption maximum (11) (peak) with different...|
|Toothbrush head sanitizing cap with built-in ultraviolet led.|| 20070295916 || 20071227 |
| A toothbrush cap that contains an ultraviolet LED and slips over the head of a toothbrush in order to sanitize it. In the preferred embodiment the built-in LED and battery circuit is designed to have a lifetime that coincides with the lifetime of the toothbrush. In the preferred embodiment the cap is disposed of along with the toothbrush at the end of their lifetime or the cap is sent in for recycling.
|Euv illumination system|| 20070295919 || 20071227 |
| An illumination system is used to illuminate a specified illumination field of an object surface with EUV radiation. The illumination system has an EUV source and a collector to concentrate the EUV radiation in the direction of an optical axis. A first optical element is provided to generate secondary light sources, and a second optical element is provided at the location of these secondary light sources, the second optical element being part of an optical device which includes further optical elements, and which images the first optical element into an image plane into the illumination field. Between the collector and the illumination field, a maximum of five reflecting optical elements are arranged. These optical elements reflect the main beam either gratingly or steeply. The optical axis,...|
|Methods of forming a semiconductor device including buried bit lines|| 20070295995 || 20071227 |
| A method of forming a buried interconnection includes removing a semiconductor substrate to form a groove in the semiconductor substrate. A metal layer is formed on inner walls of the groove using an electroless deposition technique. A silicidation process is applied to the substrate having the metal layer, thereby forming a metal silicide layer on the inner walls of the groove.
|Semiconductor device|| 20070296043 || 20071227 |
| A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, an nMISFET formed on the substrate, the nMISFET including a first dielectric formed on the substrate and a first metal gate electrode formed on the first dielectric and formed of one metal element selected from Ti, Zr, Hf, Ta, Sc, Y, a lanthanoide and actinide series and of one selected from boride, silicide and germanide compounds of the one metal element, and a pMISFET formed on the substrate, the pMISFET including a second dielectric formed on the substrate and a second metal gate electrode formed on the second dielectric and made of the same material as that of the first metal gate electrode, at least a portion of the second dielectric facing the second metal gate electrode being made...|
|Device having dual etch stop liner and reformed silicide layer and related methods|| 20070296044 || 20071227 |
| The present invention provides a semiconductor device having dual silicon nitride liners and a reformed silicide layer and related methods for the manufacture of such a device. The reformed silicide layer has a thickness and resistance substantially similar to a silicide layer not exposed to the formation of the dual silicon nitride liners. A first aspect of the invention provides a method for use in the manufacture of a semiconductor device comprising the steps of applying a first silicon nitride liner to a silicide layer, removing a portion of the first silicon nitride liner, reforming a portion of the silicide layer removed during the removal step, and applying a second silicon nitride liner to the silicide layer.
|Full frame ito pixel with improved optical symmetry|| 20070296051 || 20071227 |
| A charge-coupled device includes a photosensitive region for collecting charge in response to incident light; a first and third gate electrode made of a transmissive material spanning at least a portion of the photosensitive region; and a second gate electrode made of a transmissive material that is less transmissive than the first and third gates and spans at least a portion of the photosensitive region; wherein the first, second and third gates are arranged symmetrically within an area that spans the photosensitive region.
|Methods of forming silicide regions and resulting mos devices|| 20070296052 || 20071227 |
| A semiconductor device with improved roll-off resistivity and reliability are provided. The semiconductor device includes a gate dielectric overlying a semiconductor substrate, a gate electrode overlying the gate dielectric, a gate silicide region on the gate electrode, a source/drain region adjacent the gate dielectric, and a source/drain silicide region on the source/drain region, wherein the source/drain silicide region and the gate silicide region have different metal compositions.
|Small grain size, conformal aluminum interconnects and method for their formation|| 20070296084 || 20071227 |
| A first layer of titanium nitride (TiN) is formed on a semiconductor structure, such as an interconnect via. Then, a second layer of TiN is formed on the first layer of TiN. The first layer of TiN is amorphous. The second layer of TiN is polycrystalline, having a mixed grain orientation. Finally, an aluminum film is formed on the second layer of titanium nitride. Optionally, a titanium silicide layer is formed on the semiconductor structure prior to the step of forming the first layer of titanium nitride. Interconnects formed according to the invention have polycrystalline aluminum films with grain sizes of approximately less than 0.25 microns.
|Lateral airbag device|| 20070296188 || 20071227 |
| A lateral airbag device for a vehicle includes a head airbag which, in the event of an accident of said vehicle, provides impact protection for the head of the occupant of a vehicle. The head airbag has two head chambers in order to protect the head. A first head chamber curbs the movement of the head caused by the accident when said accident occurs and a second head chamber supports the first head chamber. The first head chamber is more permeable to gas than the second head chamber.
|Safety device for a motor vehicle|| 20070296193 || 20071227 |
| A safety device is provided for a motor vehicle having a driver's seat whose sitting position can be adjusted by a seat adjustment drive, and a steering wheel whose steering wheel position can be adjusted by a steering wheel adjustment drive. A control unit evaluates the data which is relevant for the safety of a driving mode, and actuates the steering wheel adjustment drive with timing such that, before an anticipated accident event occurs, a movement of the steering wheel into an optimum steering wheel position for the driver in terms of safety equipment is initiated as a function of the current sitting position of the driver's seat.
|Belt tensioning unit|| 20070296198 || 20071227 |
| A belt tensioning unit has a reversible clamping device which is controlled by a sensor system which is capable of recognizing potentially dangerous or accident-prone driving situations. In the event of danger, the belt is tensioned with sufficient force in order to draw the occupant into a desired sitting position prior to a possible collision or to retain the occupant in this position.
|Display device|| 20070296325 || 20071227 |
| An optical filter is provided on the output side of light from plural kinds of cells that output light with colors different from one another. In the optical filter, the penetrable rate of at least a portion of the wavelength band of light output from the cell with the color having highest luminescent intensity is set lower than that of the wavelength band of other kinds of cells. Consequently, the reflectance rate of outer light incident to a display can be reduced. Particularly, in a room environment using artificial lighting, the reflectance rate of outer light can be reduced in the wavelength band of light with relatively high luminescent intensity. Resultingly, bright room contrast can be improved by suppressing the reflection of outer light. Since the...|
|Semiconductor integrated circuit|| 20070296475 || 20071227 |
| A semiconductor integrated circuit including a first power supply region supplied with a first power supply voltage, and having a first clock distribution network, a second power supply region supplied with a second power supply voltage, and having a second clock distribution network, a first phase synchronizer which provides a first output signal obtained by making a phase of a reference clock signal for controlling a data input/output coincident with a phase of a clock signal at a first point of the first clock distribution network, to a second point of the first clock distribution network, and a second phase synchronizer which provides a second output signal obtained by making the phase of the reference clock signal coincident with a phase of a clock signal at...|
|Method for initiating safety measures for a motor vehicle|| 20070296565 || 20071227 |
| The invention relates to a method for initiating safety measures for a motor vehicle in which a transceiver unit of the motor vehicle emits an electromagnetic field into a predefined, close surrounding area of the motor vehicle, if a second motor vehicle is located in the predefined, close surrounding area of the first motor vehicle a transceiver unit of the second motor vehicle transmits a response signal which is received by the transceiver unit of the first motor vehicle. According to the invention it is proposed that safety measures for the first motor vehicle are initiated before the occurrence of the accident event as soon as the response signal is received.
|Electromagnetic wave absorbing plate|| 20070296624 || 20071227 |
| An electromagnetic wave absorbing plate composed of a transparent plate-like dielectric, wherein a thickness of the dielectric is determined such that an electromagnetic wave absorption quantity determined by using an incident side impedance Zxi at a time at which the electromagnetic wave becomes incident on a surface of the dielectric is equal to or higher than 10 dB.
|Flicker controlling system for liquid crystal display device|| 20070296657 || 20071227 |
| A liquid crystal display device is provided which is capable of preventing occurrence of accidental abnormal flicker control caused by calibrating work being not related to the flicker controlling operation. The liquid crystal display device so configured that its flicker controlling system performs the flicker controlling operations on a liquid crystal displaying section by using a flicker controlling screen corresponding to a driving method for the liquid crystal displaying section is made up of an input signal pattern judging section which outputs a specified signal when judging that data for the flicker controlling screen is contained in a signal input to the liquid crystal displaying section, a COM (Common) potential controlling section which outputs a voltage adjusting signal to control a common electrode potential of the...|
|Inkjet printhead incorporating coincident groups of ink apertures|| 20070296761 || 20071227 |
| The present invention relates to a printhead for an inkjet printer. The printhead includes a chassis assembly defining a plurality of spaced apart first groups of apertures and a channel. An ink distribution unit defines a plurality of ink distribution passages and a plurality of spaced apart second groups of apertures. The apertures of each second group are in fluid communication with respective ink distribution passages. The ink distribution unit is received in the channel so that the first and second groups coincide. A plurality of printhead modules is serially engaged along the chassis assembly and in fluid communication with respective first groups. The printhead modules are configured to eject ink provided from the ink distribution passages via the first and second groups.
|Optical multi-beam scanning device and image forming apparatus|| 20070296802 || 20071227 |
| An optical multi-beam scanning device has a plurality of pre-deflection optical units, an optical path synthesizing member and an excessive light processing member. The excessive light processing member processes excessive light emitted from an excessive light emitting surface with is not an incident surface nor an emitting surface of the optical path synthesizing member. The excessive light processing member has a multi-stage taper constitution with a plurality of taper surfaces having different tilt angles.
|Gas sensor|| 20060288759 || 20061228 |
| To provide a gas sensor in which connection terminals are stably brought into contact with electrode terminal portions of a sensor element without superfluous load applied on the sensor element. A pair of element guide portions 33 are provided in a sleeve 30 in which a plate-like sensor element 10 is inserted. The pair of element guide portions 33 protrude from an opening end surface on a rear end side of an axial hole 31, store either of widthwise opposite side ends of the sensor element 10 and restrain the sensor element 10 from being inclined. The sensor element 10 is positioned coaxially with the sleeve 30 by the element guide portions 33. Electrode holders 40 in which electrode fitments 60 are held are fitted to...|
|Composite article with coolant channels and tool fabrication method|| 20060288820 || 20061228 |
| Embodiments of the present invention include composite articles comprising at least a first region and a second region and methods of making such articles. The first region may comprise a first composite material, wherein the first region comprises less than 5 wt. % cubic carbides by weight, and the second region may comprise a second composite material, wherein the second composite material differs from the first composite material in at least one characteristic. The composite article may additionally comprise at least one coolant channel. In certain embodiments, the first and second composite material may individually comprise hard particles in a binder, wherein the hard particles independently comprise at least one of a carbide, a nitride, a boride, a silicide, an oxide, and solid solutions thereof and...|
|Solar powered light emitting diode illuminated display panel assembly|| 20060289054 || 20061228 |
| An outdoor illuminated display panel assembly backlit by light emitting diodes (LEDs) edge-mounted on the panel assembly. A light pipe or light box distributes light from the LEDs evenly across the panel assembly. An energy management system adjusts battery charging rates and timing, turns LEDs on or off, and adjusts the luminous intensity of the LEDs to conserve battery power, if required. The display panel assembly may be self-supporting or a backmount system may be used to secure the illuminated display panel assembly to a post. Connections between the various parts of the assembly may be made so as to alleviate possible warping or breaking of the components. A solar panel may collect solar energy and a battery or super capacitor may store the collected solar...|
|Dye-sensitized solar cell|| 20060289056 || 20061228 |
| According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a dye-sensitized solar cell including: a first substrate having a light-transmitting property; a semiconductor electrode containing a sensitizing dye and arranged with a first surface thereof facing the first substrate; a first collector electrode arranged on a second surface of the semiconductor electrode; an insulating layer arranged in contact with the first collector electrode; a catalytic electrode layer arranged with a first surface thereof facing the insulating layer; a second substrate arranged on a second surface of the catalytic electrode layer; and an electrolyte material incorporated in the semiconductor electrode, the first collector electrode and the insulating layer. This dye-sensitized solar cell becomes lower in internal resistance without the need to provide a light-transmitting collector...|
|An ultrasonic estimating method and apparatus for a cased well|| 20060289155 || 20061228 |
| c) calculating an intermediate mud velocity value Vmud CALC based on the measured transit time Ti, the determined casing thickness thi, a diameter of the transducer DOT and a casing outer diameter OD for the first depth z−1, and for the first azimuth and at least the second azimuth, and d) calculating an estimated second depth z mud velocity value Vmud_est KFCALC by applying an estimation method to the intermediate mud velocity value and an estimated first depth mud velocity value.
|Weighing module with precisely-positionable overload protection device|| 20060289207 || 20061228 |
| A weighing module 1 has a force-transmitting linkage 13 arranged between the load-receiving portion 3 of the weighing cell 2 and the load receiver 5, with an overload protection device that precisely maintains its position being an integral part of the force-transmitting linkage 13. By means of a positioning element 7, 107, 207, the load receiver 5 is positioned without play relative to the load-receiving portion 3 in the plane that extends orthogonal to the load direction, and the load receiver 5 is also guided in the load direction without play. When forces in excess of the pre-tension force of the elastic element 8 act on the load receiver 5, the latter has the capability of being displaced in the load direction and to tip in...|
|Multi-channel current probe|| 20060289299 || 20061228 |
| A current probe for measuring electrodeposition plating currents. The current monitoring probe includes a conductive layer located on a front face of the current monitoring probe, an insulating layer behind the conductive layer, and a plurality of current sensing circuits located behind the insulating layer. The insulating layer isolates the current sensing circuits from the conductive layer. A plurality of apertures are formed through the conductive layer and the insulating layer, each aperture exposing one of the plurality of current sensing circuits to metal ions incident to the aperture.
|Shock-proof billiard cue bag|| 20060289319 || 20061228 |
| A shock-proof billiard cue bag, for holding the billiard cue and preventing the billiard cue from damage. The invention includes a bag with at least one separation, so as to divide an interior space of the bag into at least two holding spaces. A buffering device is located at a bottom end of each of the holding spaces, respectively. The buffering device is provided with a seat, an elastic member located above the seat, and a stop piece at a top end of the elastic member. When a billiard cue is emplaced in the holding space, a bottom end of the billiard cue is supported by the stop piece of buffering device. When the bag is accidentally impacted on a ground, an upward impacting force incurred...|
|Laser beam irradiation apparatus and pattern drawing method|| 20060289412 || 20061228 |
| A laser source emits a laser beam. A diffractive optical element is disposed at a position which the laser beam emitted from the laser source is incident on. The diffractive optical element splits the incident laser beam into laser beams. The laser beams are incident on a first zoom lens system. The first zoom lens system focuses the incident laser beams onto a first virtual plane.
|Apparatus and method for deciding in-focus position of imaging lens|| 20060289618 || 20061228 |
| An imaging lens is positioned at an initial position, the image of a subject is sensed and an overall focus evaluation value representing the degree of focus of the image of the subject is obtained. Face detection processing is executed if the overall focus evaluation value obtained is equal to or greater than a threshold value but is not executed if the overall focus evaluation value is less than the threshold value. The imaging lens is then moved to the next position. Calculation of the overall focus evaluation value is performed again and if the overall focus evaluation value is equal to or greater than the threshold value, then face detection processing is executed on this occasion. A range in which face images are detected at...|
|Device and system for dispensing fluids into the atmosphere|| 20060289674 || 20061228 |
| A fluid dispensing device comprises one or more micromechanical fluid dispensing mechanisms arranged to dispense fluids into the atmosphere. The fluids include any of a perfume, pheromone, fragrance, disinfectant, moisturizer, humectant, miticide, fumigant, deodorizer, sanitizing agent and insecticide. A dispenser controller communicates with the fluid micromechanical dispensing mechanisms to selectively activate the fluid micromechanical dispensing mechanisms. Optionally, the fluid dispensing device includes a sensor to detect the airborne concentration of fluids that are dispersed in the atmosphere. Optionally, one or more fluid dispensing devices may be arranged to form a system, perhaps including a system sensor and a system controller.
|Device for detecting optical parameters of a laser beam|| 20060289721 || 20061228 |
| The present invention describes a device for the detection of optical parameters of a laser beam; the device comprises a sensitive element for intercepting the incident laser beam and thermosensitive elements which are capable of converting a temperature variation into an electric signal. The device comprises a first plurality of said thermosensitive elements placed substantially at a first distance from the geometric centre of said sensitive element and a second plurality of said thermosensitive elements placed substantially at a second distance from the geometric centre of the sensitive element; the second distance being greater than the first distance.
|Spectral filter system for infrared imaging of substrates through coatings|| 20060289766 || 20061228 |
| An improved system for visual inspection of substrates coated with paints and polymers is disclosed. Painted substrates can be inspected for environmental and physical damage such as corrosion and cracks without removing the paint. The present invention provides the ability to maximize paint thickness penetration. This is accomplished with a spectral bandpass filter that rejects reflected light from the coating opaque bands, while allowing light in the paint window to pass to an IR detector such as an IR camera focal plane. The narrow bandpass range enhances the ability for IR imaging to see through thicker paint layers and improves the contrast over standard commercial IR mid-wave cameras. The bandpass may be adjusted to coincide with the full spectral window of the paint, consistent with the...|
|Reflective mirror structure|| 20060289767 || 20061228 |
| The invention discloses an improved reflective mirror structure used together with a sensor, and the reflective mirror includes at least one elliptic curved surface, and the elliptic curved surface has a first focus and a second focus, and the sensing area of the sensor is located at the second focus. With the characteristic of having dual foci on the elliptic curved surface, the light beams incident from different directions are passed through the first focus of the elliptic curved surface and then reflected from the elliptic curved surface towards the second focus and received by the sensor, and such design makes the detecting range of the sensor larger than 180 degrees.
|Rotted wood stabilizer composition and methods of making and using same|| 20060289835 || 20061228 |
| A rotted wood stabilizer composition is provided, the composition comprising: from about 75 to about 90 weight percent of a crosslinking polymer; from about 1.5 to about 0.5 to about 1.5 weight percent of a film forming agent, and from about 8 to about 15 weight percent water, and optionally further comprising a biocide and a defoamer. The composition preferably has a pH in the range of from about 2.8 to about 3.0. Further the composition preferably has a viscosity of between about 750 to about 1250 cps as measured on a BROOKFIELD RV viscometer (helipath on) with a #2 T/E spindle at about 12 rpm and about 25° C. The invention further provides for methods of manufacturing the composition, as well as for methods of...|
|Flat panel display and method for driving the same|| 20060289868 || 20061228 |
| A flat panel display for preventing a thin film transistor from deteriorating due to voltage, static electricity, and external force, accidentally applied to a substrate, and a method for driving the same. The flat panel display includes a conductive substrate, at least one insulating layer formed on the conductive substrate, at least one thin film transistor formed on the conductive substrate, and a ground formed in a region of the conductive substrate to ground the conductive substrate. Thus, the deterioration of the thin film transistor that would be generated by voltage, static electricity, or external force, accidentally applied to the conductive substrate can be substantially prevented and the performance of the display is enhanced.
|Image sensor and method for fabricating the same|| 20060289910 || 20061228 |
| A complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor capable of improving photosensitivity and a signal to noise ratio and a method for fabricating the same are provided. An image sensor for embodying the colors of red, green and blue includes: a plurality of photodiodes formed on a substrate and collecting light incident to different unit pixels; a silicon oxide layer formed on the plurality of photodiodes; a silicon nitride layer formed on the silicon oxide layer, wherein the silicon nitride layer is formed in a single layer in unit pixels of green and blue and split into two layers on an upper portion of the unit pixel of red; and a plurality of microlenses formed on portions of the silicon nitride layer corresponding to the respective...|
|Safety button|| 20060290148 || 20061228 |
| Element (1) for opening and/or closing doors, gates or windows, comprising a first part (2) designed to operate a closing mechanism by rotation, a second rotary part (3) designed to transfer a rotary motion to the first part (2), the rotary knob (1) being provided with one or several push buttons (4), so that when at least one push button (4) is pushed, the rotary motion of the second part (3) is transferred to the first part (2). With this element (1), two operations have to be performed, namely pushing a push button and performing a rotary motion of the element (1) in order to open a door and suchlike, because of which it will become practically impossible for children to open a door by accident.
|Method and apparatus for glitch-free control of a delay-locked loop in a network device|| 20060290396 || 20061228 |
| A method of controlling a delay-locked loop (DLL) module is disclosed. The method includes the steps of receiving a clock signal, comparing the received clock signal with a reference clock signal to determine whether a required phase difference between the signals is within specified tolerances, producing a correction signal when the required phase difference between the received clock and reference clock signals is not within the specified tolerances, utilizing the correction signal to change a delay setting and forwarding the correction signal to slave DLL modules in communication with the DLL module. The comparing, producing, utilizing and forwarding steps are performed only after a period of time has elapsed from a prior incidence of the comparing, producing, utilizing and forwarding steps, where the period of time...|
|Two-way wireless monitoring system and method|| 20060290519 || 20061228 |
| A two-way wireless monitoring system tracks the location of badged users or objects within a facility, and accordingly provides a variety of services relevant to the badge location and ID. The system comprises a plurality of beacons bearing beacon IDs distributed throughout the facility, a portable badge having a badge address, a base-station having access to a central unit via a data network. Each beacon periodically broadcasts the respective beacon ID, for being picked up by the badge when being nearby. The base-station polls the badge to receive the beacon IDs of the nearby beacons, and then uploads such beacon IDs to the central unit via the data network. Finally, the central unit estimates the badge location and decides on triggering an event within the facility...|
|Antenna with reduced interference|| 20060290585 || 20061228 |
| The present invention relates generally to the field of reflector-type antennas based on the offset Gregorian design having a substantially paraboloidal-shaped primary reflector and a substantially ellipsoidal secondary reflector displaced from the optical axis of the primary reflector. The first focus of the secondary reflector is substantially coincident with the focus of the primary reflector and a feed or detector is placed substantially at the second focus of the secondary reflector. A partially open shroud placed between the primary reflector and the secondary reflector is shown to result in reduced ground interference and improved antenna efficiency and sensitivity.
|Ball device for controlling cursor|| 20060290675 || 20061228 |
| The invention proposes a device (20) comprising a ball (30), rolling elements (56) for guiding the ball (30), a light source (112) for emitting at least one incident light beam through a window, a sensor of the image of the illuminated zone of the ball (30), characterized in that the device (20) comprises at least one validation switch (60-94-96) on which the user is likely to act by depressing the ball (30) which acts on the validation switch by means of a rolling element (56) that is interposed axially between the ball (30) and the member (60) for triggering the switch.
|Device with light-guiding layer|| 20060290683 || 20061228 |
| Devices (1) comprising light detectors (11-14) for detecting light and in response generating detection information, and light-guiding layers (15) comprising outer sides for guiding incident light (21) arriving at the outer sides and originating from input devices (20) towards the light detectors (11-14) are provided with converters (16) for converting the detection information into further information for taking into account one or more angles between the incident light (21) and an axis perpendicular to the light-guiding layer (15). As a result, one/two-dimensional corrections of locations of incidence can be made, and one/two-dimensional estimations of directions of user locations can be made, to adapt device parameters such as rotation, zooming, scrolling, volume, contrast, brightness or sound optimizing parameters, or to select a user from a plurality of...|
|Coordinate detection system for a display monitor|| 20060290684 || 20061228 |
| The present invention relates to an apparatus for detecting an input position on a screen of a display monitor. The apparatus comprises a light guiding layer (301) having an optical structure such that a fraction (304) of the light (303) incident on the layer (301) from the apparatus' exterior is confined in the layer (301). The incident light (303) is emitted by a remote input device, operable by a user, for interacting with the apparatus. The remote input device is, for example, a laser pointer (205). Light detecting means (803) in the apparatus detects the light (304) confined in the layer (301). It is thus possible to determine the input position (206) where the light (207) from the input device enters the layer (301).
|Print head pulsing techniques for multicolor printers|| 20060290769 || 20061228 |
| In one aspect of the invention there is disclosed a multicolor thermal imaging system wherein different heating elements on a thermal print head can print on different color-forming layers of a multicolor thermal imaging member in a single pass. The line-printing time is divided into portions, each of which is divided into a plurality of subintervals. All of the pulses within the portions have the same energy. In one embodiment, every pulse has the same amplitude and duration. Different colors are selected for printing during the different portions by varying the fraction of subintervals that contain pulses. This technique allows multiple colors to be printed using a thermal print head with a single strobe signal line. Pulsing patterns may be chosen to reduce the coincidence of...|
|Method for selecting a video test signal|| 20060290783 || 20061228 |
| A user can select an output desired video test signal of a desired video format for a video test signal generator by fewer operations. There are two modes; format priority mode and test signal priority mode. If the user starts the video test signal selection, lists of video test signals and/or video formats are displayed on a display screen. If the user selects a video test signal name on the screen, the process enters into the test signal priority mode and a list of video formats that have the selected test signal is displayed. The user can select a desired video format to determine the output video test signal of the desired video format. At this time, the user may change the video format as many...|
|Display and electronic apparatus|| 20060290832 || 20061228 |
| An electronic apparatus is disclosed. The electronic apparatus includes an electronic device, a supporting base, at least a fixing member and at least a protrusion structure. The electronic device has at least a first fixing hole. The supporting base has at least one supporting rod, wherein the supporting rod has at least a second fixing hole. The fixing member is inserted through the first fixing hole and the second fixing hole. The protrusion structure is positioned on the supporting rod and is positioned between the electronic device and the supporting rod such that the center of gravity of the electronic device is shifted to substantially coincide with that of the supporting base to steadily position the electronic device on the supporting base.
|2d and 3d image display apparatus|| 20060290888 || 20061228 |
| A 2D and 3D image display apparatus including: a display panel forming an image by spatially modulating an input image signal; a polarization conversion device converting a polarization direction of a beam incident into the polarization conversion device according to a voltage applied in synchronization with the image signal; and a switching barrier unit including first polarization units having a first polarization direction and second polarization units having a second polarization direction in an alternate manner, and transmitting the beam passing the polarization conversion device through at least one of the first polarization unit and the second polarization unit. Therefore, a 3D image can be displayed without degrading a horizontal resolution thereof by using a combination of polarization devices with low fabrication costs, which may utilize...|
|Illumination optical system and projection display optical system|| 20060290892 || 20061228 |
| An illumination optical system which can use light from a light source with high efficiency and can provide an illumination luminous flux with highly uniform illuminance, is disclosed. The illumination optical system illuminates an illumination surface with a generally telecentric illumination luminous flux. In light intensity distribution of illumination light on the illumination surface changing depending on a deviation angle of an incident ray with respect to a normal to the illumination surface, the illumination optical system operates the illumination luminous flux such that a ratio of angle widths at which light intensity reaches half of a peak value in each of two axis directions orthogonal to each other on the illumination surface is an aspect ratio of 2:1.
|Contrast adjustable projector apparatus|| 20060290902 || 20061228 |
| A contrast adjustable projector apparatus including a body, a light source, an illumination unit, a lens assembly and a regulation device is disclosed. The light source is disposed in the body for generating light beams. The illumination unit connects the light source and the lens assembly to guide the light beams to project onto the lens assembly. The illumination unit includes a digital micromirror device (DMD) which is controlled by a controller to rotate at a specific angle according to the transmitted signals, thereby projecting the light beams transmitting from the light source as an on-state light, a flat state light or an off-state light. The regulation device is provided at an outer side of the lens assembly to adjustably shield at least a part of...|