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| Axmi-205 pesticidal gene and methods for its use|| 20110023184 || 20110127 |
| Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for pesticidal polypeptides are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants and bacteria. Compositions also comprise transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated pesticidal nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed. In particular, the present invention provides for nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:2, 3, or 4, the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, 9, 10, or 11, as well as variants and fragments thereof.
| Novel hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase polypeptides and methods of use|| 20110023180 || 20110127 |
| Novel hydroxyphenyl pyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) polypeptides, variants and fragments thereof, as well as polynucleotides encoding the same, capable of conferring commercial levels of conferring HPPD herbicide resistance or tolerance to plants. Compositions include amino acid sequences, and variants and fragments thereof, for HPPD polypeptides, as well as polynucleotides encoding the same. Methods for the production and use of HPPD herbicide resistant plants that express these novel HPPD polypeptides, methods for selectively controlling weeds in a field at a crop locus, and methods for the assay, characterization, identification and selection of these novel HPPDs are also provided.
| Content receiver and content transmitter|| 20110023078 || 20110127 |
| A transmitting party adds reproduction time information to each transport packet to form an extended transport packet, encapsulates the extended transport packet, adds capsule counter information, and transmits the capsule. A receiving party has a storage means, and transmits a re-send request including the capsule count information to the transmitting party when a packet loss occurs. At the receiving party, the re-sent data received overwrites data in its original storage region. At reproduction, the receiving party decodes the data after compensating for jitter referring to reproduction time information. Accordingly, a packet loss or jitter is compensated for at both transmitting and receiving parties in a communications network such as the Internet so as to prevent the occurrence of a decoding error at the receiving party.
| Skip operations for solid state disks|| 20110022779 || 20110127 |
| Described embodiments provide skip operations for transferring data to or from a plurality of non-contiguous sectors of a solid-state memory. A host layer module sends data to, and receives commands from, a communication link. Received commands are one of read requests or write requests, with commands including i) a starting sector address, ii) a skip mask indicating the span of all sector addresses in the request and the sectors to be transferred, iii) a total number of sectors to be transferred; and, for write requests, iv) the data to be written to the sectors. A buffer stores data for transfer to or from the solid-state memory. A buffer layer module i) manages the buffer, ii) segments the span of the request into a plurality of chunks,...|
| Method and system for processing frames in storage controllers|| 20110022758 || 20110127 |
| Method and system for transferring data between a computing system and a storage device is provided. The system includes a storage controller including a frame snooper module that detects a TMR and generates a pause signal to a channel that stops the channel from sending any non-data frames to a buffer memory, wherein the channel continues to receive and process data frames while the channel is stopped from sending the command frames to the buffer memory; a counter for counting TMRs; and logic for generating an interrupt if a number of TMRs received exceeds a certain threshold value. The method includes detecting a TMR generating a command to stop a channel from receiving non-data frames while continuing to receive data frames from a Fibre Channel interface;...|
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| High data rate interface|| 20110022719 || 20110127 |
| A data Interface for transferring digital data between a host and a client over a communication path using packet structures linked together to form a communication protocol for communicating a pre-selected set of digital control and presentation data. The signal protocol is used by link controllers configured to generate, transmit, and receive packets forming the communications protocol, and to form digital data into one or more types of data packets, with at least one residing in the host device and being coupled to the client through the communications path. The interface provides a cost-effective, low power, bi-directional, high-speed data transfer mechanism over a short-range “serial” type data link, which lends itself to implementation with miniature connectors and thin flexible cables which are especially useful in connecting...|
| Transferring multimedia content|| 20110022682 || 20110127 |
| A computer implemented method of transferring multimedia content from a content server to a receiving client, comprising: receiving the multimedia content from the content server; processing the multimedia content according to predefined redundancy parameters; receiving a downloading request for the multimedia content from the receiving client; sending the multimedia content to the file servers; reporting a plurality of file servers with respective uploading bit rates; the client receiving a bandwidth allocation; the receiving client calculating a downloading scheme; and the receiving client downloading content in packets from the file servers and verifying the integrity and authenticity of every processed frame (group of packets) obtained from file servers. The method enhances streaming effectivity by using a robust seeding procedure.
| Apparatus including data bearing medium for authorizing a payment transaction using seasoned data|| 20110022517 || 20110127 |
| A system, apparatus, and method for expediting the authorization of an electronic payment transaction. Authorization of a transaction at a node of an authorization network is the result of inferring the trustworthiness of a customer to the transaction using data obtained from a different node of the authorization network. The authorization process is expedited by relying on the previous authentication decision of another node, where the previous decision may have been made based on a different payment device or different user inputs. The invention uses a decision made by a first node in the authorization network as a proxy for the authorization decision at a different node, thereby transferring the trustworthiness of a consumer, consumer's device, payment device, or other aspect of the transaction from the...|
| Billing management system, image forming apparatus, billing management apparatus, billing information recording method, and storage medium|| 20110022505 || 20110127 |
| A billing management system includes an image forming apparatus and a billing management apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes a process information receiving unit for receiving process information indicating a list of processes in a process flow; a registration unit for transmitting identification information for the process flow to the billing management apparatus; a process execution unit for performing a first process assigned to the image forming apparatus; a billing information transmitting unit for transmitting billing information for the first process to the billing management apparatus; and a data transfer unit for transferring output data of the first process to a service providing apparatus that is to perform a second process. The billing management apparatus receives the billing information for the first and second processes from...|
| System and method for managing online experiences based on user sentiment characteristics and publisher targeting goals|| 20110022465 || 20110127 |
| A computer-implemented method, apparatus, and computer readable medium product for presenting to a user, a message (for achievement of the message publisher's goal) in the form of one or more display pages based on combined user demographics and user sentiment-related relevance attribute values. The method includes receiving sentiment-related (that is, sentigraphic) vector data structures wherein the sentigraphic vector is configured to indicate one or more user-specific sentiment-related relevance attribute values, which values are correlated to demographic data structures. In embodiments, the method includes inferring sentigraphic attribute values based on the demographic data structure. Inferred sentigraphic attributes extend demographics in the sense that at least some sentigraphic attribute values are not present in the demographic data structure. The method implements techniques for performing automated layout of display...|
| Employment inference from mobile device data|| 20110022443 || 20110127 |
| One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for inferring a user's activity. During operation, the system collects contextual information recorded by a plurality of components located on a mobile device associated with the user. The system then extracts the user's behavior pattern based on the collected contextual information, and determines whether the user is engaged in an employment-related activity.
| Method of estimating the volume of a pressurized gas container|| 20110022337 || 20110127 |
| a step of calculating the volume (Vtk) of the tank (1) by applying the law of conservation of enthalpy (H) of the gas, considering that the transfer of the checking stream of gas is adiabatic (Ttk(t1)=Ttk(t2) and Tsi(t1)=Tsi(t2)), expressing the enthalpy of the gas in the tank as a function only of the temperature Ttk(ti) of the gas and the pressure Ptk(ti) of the gas (Htk=function of (Ttk(ti); Ptk(ti)), using the perfect gas law or a Van der Waals equation of state expressing the volume of the tank Vtk(ti) (in cubic metres) only as a function of the known or previously estimated variables.
| Audio circuit|| 20110022204 || 20110127 |
| An integrated circuit 39 for transferring audio signals between audio transducers and circuits that supply or receive digital audio signals, suitable for use for example in a portable, battery powered telecommunications device such as a mobile telephone, smartphone or portable digital assistant with telephone capability, comprises at least two sets of interface connectors 40a, 40b, 40c for connecting to digital audio buses or links 38a, 38b, 38c for communicating digital audio signals with the external circuits 31, 33 37, and at least one digital audio interface circuit 43, 45 for converting the audio signals between the format used by the data link 38a, 38b, 38c and the format used within the integrated circuit 39 (such as conversion between serial and parallel and multiplexing/demultiplexing multiple data channels...|
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| Inductively rechargeable external energy source, charger, system and method for a transcutaneous inductive charger for an implantable medical device|| 20110022125 || 20110127 |
| Techniques for transcutaneous transferral of energy to an implantable medical device are disclosed. An embodiment includes a system comprising an implantable medical device having a secondary coil. An external device is provided to transcutaneously transfer energy to the secondary coil. The external device comprises a housing having a side adapted to be positioned in proximity to the secondary coil when the external device is transferring energy to the secondary coil. A temperature sensor is coupled to the side to determine a temperature indicative of heat to which the patient is being exposed during the transfer of energy. A control circuit is adapted to control the transfer of energy to the secondary coil based on the temperature. For instance, the control circuit may limit transfer of energy...|
| Apparatus and methods for transferring an implanted elongate body to a remote site|| 20110022057 || 20110127 |
| A transfer guidewire assembly configured to manipulate an implanted elongate body includes a flexible elongate portion, such as a guidewire, and coupler. The flexible elongate body has a proximal end and a distal end attached to the coupler. The coupler can include a catheter and/or a handle. The handle can include a screw. The coupler is configured to be removably attached to the end of an implanted elongate body, for example, by forming an interference fit with the outside diameter of the implanted body. A method for transferring an end of an implanted medical component from first site to a second site within a patient, such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, and/or sensor lead, etc., includes inserting a guidewire into the body at the first site and...|
| Incentive audio for pulmonary function diagnostics|| 20110021940 || 20110127 |
| A system and method for obtaining measurements of a person's pulmonary diagnostic is described. One embodiment includes a method of providing audible signals related to measurement of pulmonary function, the method comprising receiving a pulmonary input through a receiver, transferring the pulmonary input to a sensor, generating an input signal, using the sensor, based on the pulmonary input, and generating a responsive audible signal through a speaker, wherein the responsive audible signal is based on the input signal. The pulmonary input may comprise, for example, an inhalation, exhalation, gas content reading, or other pulmonary input. The responsive audible signal may comprise a verbal audible signal, a tone, or some combination of both. The responsive audible signal could be for instruction and/or encouragement. The method could further...|
| System and method of storing and/or transferring high level radioactive waste|| 20110021859 || 20110127 |
| A system and method for storing high level waste. In one aspect, the invention is a system comprising: an outer shell having an open top end and a hermetically closed bottom end; an inner shell forming a cavity, the inner shell positioned inside the outer shell so as to form a space between the inner shell and the outer shell; at least one passageway connecting the space and a bottom portion of the cavity; at least one passageway connecting an ambient atmosphere and a top portion of the space; a lid positioned atop the inner shell, the lid having at least one passageway connecting the cavity and the ambient atmosphere; and a seal between the lid and the inner shell so at form a hermetic lid-to-inner...|
| Mobile station, transmission relay, base station, and method for transferring data using connection identifier in multi-hop relay system|| 20110021193 || 20110127 |
| A Connection Identifier (CID) including an ID of a base station and an ID of a transmission relay is assigned to a mobile station by a transmission relay to transmit and receive information among the mobile station and the base station via the transmission relay. A mobile station includes a receiving unit to receive a CID from a transmission relay connected to a base station, the CID assigned by the transmission relay and including an ID of the base station and ID of the transmission relay; and a transmission unit to transmit data to the base station through the transmission relay based on the CID. The transmission relay includes a CID assignment unit to assign the CID to the mobile station.
| Thermal pre-treatment process for soda lime glass substrate for thin film photovoltaic materials|| 20110020980 || 20110127 |
| A method for fabricating a thin film solar cell includes providing a soda lime glass substrate comprising a surface region, treating the surface region with one or more cleaning process including an aqueous solution to remove one or more contaminants and/or particulates, and forming a lower electrode layer overlying the surface region. The method also includes performing a thermal treatment process to remove any residual water species to substantially less than a monolayer of water species from the lower electrode layer and soda lime glass substrate. The thermal treatment process changes a temperature of the soda lime glass substrate from a first temperature to a second temperature to pre-heat the soda lime glass substrate. Additionally, the method includes transferring the soda lime glass substrate, which has...|
| Method for electroporation of lactobacillus buchneri with nucleic acid|| 20110020936 || 20110127 |
| Electroporation methods for transferring a nucleic acid of interest, including ferulic acid esterase nucleic acid, into bacterial host cells, such as Lactobacillus spp. are disclosed. Compositions of transformed bacterial host cells, such as transformed Lactobacillus buchneri, and use assays are provided.
| Method of gene transfer into cells using electrospray and apparatus therefor|| 20110020935 || 20110127 |
| The present invention provides a method whereby, in transferring a gene into a cell by contacting the cell with a gene to be transferred into the cell in a container and then electrospraying a spray liquid free from the gene on the cell and gene in the container, the gene can be rapidly and conveniently transferred into the cell with high transfer efficiency while minimizing the degradation of the gene, and an apparatus therefor. A nozzle for electrospraying comprising a tube portion for applying a high voltage, which is made of an electrically conductive substance and located on the side of the spray liquid suction port, and another tube portion for spraying, which is made of an insulating substance and located on the side of the...|
| Immunovectors which can be used for the intracellular and intranuclear transport|| 20110020928 || 20110127 |
| A method of transferring a biologically active principle of interest into a cell by coupling an antibody or a fragment of an antibody, which recognizes an epitope contained in a nucleic acid, with the biologically active principle, to form a coupled biologically active principle; and incubating the coupled biologically active principle, which is transferred through the cell membrane and into the cell, with the cell.
| Reaction device, reaction method and method of synthesizing cdna|| 20110020879 || 20110127 |
| The present invention provides a device and a method whereby plural kinds of reaction operations and washing operations can be conducted in parallel without washing or replacing an instrument used in transferring a solution and the like in each operation. A reaction device having a plurality of projecting barriers provided in a line on one surface of a substrate, wherein the projecting barrier has at least one cutoff portion and an inner space capable of holding a droplet, and at least the face holding the droplets of the substrate surface has a contact angle to pure water of from 90 to 150 degrees. A reaction method using the above reaction device wherein a substance immobilized on magnetic beads is sequentially transferred in and between droplets of...|
| Method of analyzing biological component, biological component analyzer and extraction cartridge|| 20110020852 || 20110127 |
| This method of analyzing a biological component includes steps of arranging an extraction medium holding part configured to be capable of holding a prescribed quantity of extraction medium for holding an extract extracted from a subject on the skin of the subject, transferring the extraction medium stored in a liquid storing part storing substantially the same quantity of the extraction medium as the prescribed quantity to the extraction medium holding part, transferring at least part of the extraction medium holding the extracted extract to a reaction part, and analyzing a result of detecting the extract.
| Combustion burner|| 20110020760 || 20110127 |
| A combustion burner device that includes a rotor chamber with a rotary element rotatably mounted therein. The rotor chamber has a cylindrical sidewall with an inlet port in communication with a source of pressurized gas and an outlet port in communication with a combustion chamber. The rotary element has at least two interrupters forming cavities therebetween within the rotor chamber. The cavities are configured for receiving pressurized gas from the chamber's inlet port and transferring the pressurized gas to the chamber's outlet port. The rotation of the rotary element is in response to and by way of reaction to the issuance of gas under pressure through the inlet port.
| Fuel cell system including gas recycling and pressurizing assembly|| 20110020716 || 20110127 |
| A fuel cell system including a gas recycling and re-pressurizing assembly. In one embodiment, the fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, the stack having an oxygen outlet and an oxygen inlet. The fuel cell system additionally includes two gas/water separator tanks, each of the tanks containing a quantity of water and a quantity of oxygen gas. Both tanks are capable of being fluidly connected to either the oxygen inlet or the oxygen outlet of the fuel cell stack. In addition, the two tanks are connected to one another so that water may be transferred back and forth between the two tanks. The system also includes a pump for transferring water back and forth between the tanks. In use, water is pumped from one of...|
| Battery system having battery module, thermal switch, heating source and pin structure|| 20110020689 || 20110127 |
| A battery system (100) having a heating element (124), a thermal switch (130), a battery module (140), and a pin structure (170) is disclosed. The battery system (100) comprises: a battery case (110) forming an internal space; a battery module (140) located in the battery case and including a battery; a heating element structure (120) located in the battery case (110) and increasing the temperature of the battery System by heat generated by an impact; and a pin structure (170) for concentrating and transferring an external impact to a pre-determined region of the heating element structure.
| Taste modifying product|| 20110020517 || 20110127 |
| The present invention relates to the use of an alkylpyridine of formula (I) wherein R represents a cyclic alkyl or alkenyl group as taste-conferring or enhancing ingredient to impart or reinforce the kokumi or umami taste in flavored compositions or flavored foods.
| Taste modifying product|| 20110020518 || 20110127 |
| The present invention relates to the use of alkylpyridines of formula (I) wherein R represents a C6 to C10 alkyl or alkenyl group as taste-conferring or enhancing ingredients to impart or reinforce the kokumi or umami taste in flavored compositions or flavored foods.
| Apparatus for transferring doses of plastic material|| 20110020482 || 20110127 |
| An apparatus includes a transferring arrangement arranged for delivering doses of plastic material to a compression-molding device. The transferring arrangement includes a containing arrangement arranged for receiving the doses and a movement-promoting arrangement received in the containing arrangement and movable with respect to the containing arrangement for delivering the doses to the compression-molding device. The movement-promoting arrangement is made at least partially of a porous material.
| 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.
| Drought tolerant plants and related constructs and methods involving genes encoding protein tyrosine phosphatases|| 20110016583 || 20110120 |
| Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring drought tolerance, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a protein tyrosine phosphatase.
| Management of an instant message session|| 20110016516 || 20110120 |
| Maintaining an Instant Message (IM) session includes sending a login request to a first login server from a client; establishing the IM session and transferring Instant Messages between the client and the first login server; detecting an interruption in the transfer of the Instant Messages; obtaining an address of a second login server from a login allocation server; sending a reconnection request from the client to the second login server; and in the event that the reconnection request is accepted by the second login server, exchanging Instant Messages between the client and the second login server.
| Apparatus and computer-implemented method for controlling migration of a virtual machine|| 20110016468 || 20110120 |
| Migration of a virtual machine from a source host to a destination host is controlled by referring to a graph data structure wherein one or more hosts are associated with at least some of the nodes of the graph data structure, a source node being associated with the source host and a destination node being associated with the destination host, and in which each link of the graph data structure is ascribed at least a permission value associated with the virtual machine, to determine if traversal of a path from the source node to the destination node is permitted by the permission values of the links in the path. Migration of said virtual machine is allowed if traversal from said source node to said destination node...|
| Data access apparatus|| 20110016238 || 20110120 |
| A data access apparatus includes a detector detects a unit region in a vacant state, out of a plurality of unit regions forming a data recording region, by referring to a plurality of parameter values respectively corresponding to the plurality of unit regions. A determiner determines whether or not a data value of the unit region detected by the detector indicates a predetermined value when the data recording region is a region in which there is a restriction on the number of recording instances. A permitter permits an access process to the data recording region corresponding to an affirmative determined result of the determiner. A first changer changes the parameter value corresponding to the unit region detected by the detector, out of the plurality of parameter...|
| Network element for enabling a user of an iptv system to obtain media stream from a surveillance system and corresponding method|| 20110016222 || 20110120 |
| It is proposed a network element for enabling a user of an IPTV system to obtain media stream from a surveillance system and a corresponding method. Said network element comprises: a message processing means for translating a first message for obtaining media stream from said surveillance system upon receiving said first message from said IPTV system and forwarding the translated first message to a second server in said surveillance system; and a media transfer means for transferring media stream sent from said second server to said IPTV system.
| Apparatus and method for requesting and transferring contents|| 20110016218 || 20110120 |
| Disclosed are an apparatus and method enabling a user to efficiently share contents. A user of an electronic device performs an image capturing by use of a camera, thereby generating an image capture event. According to the image capture event, the electronic device obtains address information of a content transferring apparatus and transfers a content requesting message to the content transferring apparatus having the address information. Upon reception of the content requesting message, the content transferring apparatus provides the electronic device with contents in execution and status information of the content. The electronic device uses the content and the status information to restore a status of the content which has been executed in the content transferring apparatus.
| Method for realization of thin client and client terminal and server for same|| 20110016175 || 20110120 |
| A method for realization of a thin client includes detecting a usage environment of a client terminal, using the detected usage environment and a predetermined policy to determine whether to realize the thin client as a screen transfer type or by a net boot type, when the screen transfer type is determined, transferring input made at the client terminal to a server and transferring results of processing by the server in accordance with the input from the server to the client terminal, and, when the net boot type is determined, transferring a program from the server to the client terminal, the program outputting results of processing at the client terminal in accordance with input from the client terminal.
| System and method for financing commercial transactions|| 20110015974 || 20110120 |
| A method for financing a commercial transaction between a supplier and a buyer, including engaging a buyer receiving goods or services under terms of trade credit from a supplier of goods or services, the trade credit permitting payment for the goods or services at a future date, the buyer neutralizing a trade risk associated with paying for the goods and services; engaging a financial institution to provide capital against a commitment of the buyer to effect the payment at a future date; transferring a portion of the capital to the supplier in advance of the future date, the portion satisfying consideration for the supply of the goods or services; and distributing to the buyer a fee lower than the difference between the capital and the portion.
| Method for controlling a process and for monitoring the condition of process equipment, and an automation system|| 20110015763 || 20110120 |
| An automation system and a method for controlling a process and for monitoring the condition of process equipment. The method comprises the steps of measuring process signals indicating the condition of the process by means of a first sensor; measuring condition monitoring signals indicating the condition of process components by means of a second sensor; processing the process signals by means of a first I/O module; processing the condition monitoring signals by means of a second I/O module; transmitting the processed process signals obtained from the first I/O module to a process station. The method also comprises the steps of transferring the processed condition monitoring signals obtained from the second I/O module to the same process station; and processing both the said processed process signals and...|
| Implantable access device and method for preparing thereof|| 20110015720 || 20110120 |
| The present invention concerns an implantable access device and a method for preparing the device. According to the invention the device comprises a shape memory base structure with a biological substructure suitable for cell adhesion, cell engraftment and proliferation for use in transferring and transporting fluid mixtures (blood, suspensions, drug formulations, emulsions, cell suspensions) in/into/out of a human or animal body.
| Guide wire|| 20110015619 || 20110120 |
| A method for providing negative pressure wound healing in a deep wound having a cavity includes the steps of (a) fashioning at least a first part of a therapeutic dressing to fit generally within the cavity, (b) operably associating a fluid moving means with the therapeutic dressing for enabling one of compressing the therapeutic dressing and transferring fluid across at least part of the therapeutic dressing, and (c) enabling the fluid moving means in a manner to deliver therapy to the patient. A therapeutic member for use in negative pressure wound healing includes a porous member formed and includes a hydrogel coating on a side thereof.
| Pump leak monitor for negative pressure wound therapy|| 20110015593 || 20110120 |
| A therapeutic device includes a fluid mover for one of raising, compressing, or transferring fluid, a therapeutic member operably connected to the fluid mover and actuated thereby, the therapeutic member operably disposably used on a patient in a manner to deliver therapy to the patient as function of actuation of the fluid mover, a controller operably associated with the fluid mover for controlling operation thereof, and a leak, blockage, temperature, voltage or current sensor operably connected to the fluid mover and the controller and to sense a leak, blockage, temperature, voltage or current in the device and send a signal to the controller whereby the controller controls the fluid mover as a function of the sensed signal.
| Disposable therapeutic device|| 20110015590 || 20110120 |
| A therapeutic device of the type which includes a fluid moving device for one of raising, compressing, or transferring fluid, a therapeutic member operably connected to the fluid moving device and actuated thereby, the therapeutic member operably disposable for use on a patient in a manner to deliver therapy to the patient as function of actuation of the fluid moving device, wherein the improvement includes a rechargeable power source operably connected to the fluid flowing device which includes a portable renewable energy producing device for powering the fluid moving device.
| Disposable therapeutic device|| 20110015589 || 20110120 |
| A disposable therapeutic device for the promotion of wound healing, providing fluid irrigation and vacuum drainage of a wound includes a housing containing a controller and fluid moving device in a waterproof manner, the fluid moving means capable of raising, compressing, or transferring fluid, the controller equipped to restrict fluid moving device in accordance with a predetermined treatment plan or duration, a chargeable power source removably connected to the housing, an optional therapeutic member of a compressible dressing or inflatable cuff to provide hemostasis, an identification member for regulating the operation of the device in accordance with a predetermined treatment plan, a disposable container, a pressure sensor and a control display panel.
| Irrigation device and method using same|| 20110015587 || 20110120 |
| A disposable therapeutic device for the promotion of wound healing providing fluid irrigation and vacuum drainage of a wound includes a housing containing a controller and fluid moving device in a waterproof manner, a fluid mover capable of raising, compressing, or transferring fluid, a controller equipped to restrict fluid moving device in accordance with a predetermined treatment plan or duration, a chargeable power source removably connected to the housing, an optional therapeutic member of a compressible dressing or inflatable cuff to provide hemostasis, an identification member for regulating the operation of the device in accordance with a predetermined treatment plan, a disposable container, a pressure sensor and a control display panel. The fluid includes, but is not limited to, Lactoferrin, Xylitol, Dakins Solution, Polyhexanide and Hypochlorous...|
| Modified, hydroxy-substituted aromatic structures having cytoprotective activity|| 20110015165 || 20110120 |
| The present invention is directed to a process for conferring cytoprotection on a population of cells which comprises administering to that population of cells a compound comprising a hydroxy-substituted aromatic ring structure and a non-fused polycyclic, hydrophobic substituent attached thereto. In particular, the present invention is directed to such a process wherein the administered compound is phenolic, such as a steriod (e.g., estrogen), and has a non-fused polycyclic, hydrophobic substituent attached to the hydroxy-substituted A-ring thereof.
| Pharmaceutical and cosmetic compositions including lactoferrin, ciclopirox, etidronic acid|| 20110015120 || 20110120 |
| Pharmaceutical and cosmetic compositions for topical use comprising Lactoferrin, Ciclopirox and/or salts thereof, Etidronic Acid and/or salts thereof and use of said compositions in the treatment of dermatological disorders and conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff.
| Apparatus and method for ejecting droplets using charge concentration and liquid bridge breakup|| 20110015094 || 20110120 |
| Disclosed is an apparatus and method for ejecting droplets using charge concentration and liquid bridge breakup. The droplet ejection apparatus includes a reservoir storing a liquid; a capillary nozzle having a lower end submerged in the liquid stored in the reservoir and an upper end exposed outside the surface of the liquid, the capillary nozzle transferring the liquid to the upper end using capillary force; a potentiostat for applying a voltage to the liquid; a substrate mount on which a substrate is disposed to face the upper end of the capillary nozzle; and a distance adjusting unit for reciprocatingly moving the substrate between first and second positions with respect to the capillary nozzle, wherein the first position denotes a position where a distance between the upper...|
| Methods and apparatus for the detection and differentiation of non-sialated proteins from sialated proteins in a fluid sample|| 20110015089 || 20110120 |
| The present invention is directed to methods and devices for detection of cerebrospinal fluid leaks by detection of the CSF protein beta-2 transferrin. The microfluidic devices and methods of the invention combine capture and specific labeling of transferrin from a sample with a subsequent step of isoelectric focusing to separate transferrin isoforms for detection. Microfluidic channels and chambers are patterned on a substrate, designed so that on one region (i.e., a microfluidic channel or chamber) of the substrate transferrin is selectively captured from the sample and labeled, and in a second region of the susbstrate, transferrin isoforms are separated using isoelectric focusing. Detection of two transferrin bands, indicating the presence of beta-2-transferrin, indicates the presence of CSF in the sample. The devices and methods of the...|
| System and method for transferring the operation of an image device to an external apparatus|| 20110014947 || 20110120 |
| A system and method for transferring the operation of an image device to an external apparatus includes an image device, the image device transmitting an image to a liquid crystal display (LCD) via a signal transmission; a central processing unit (CPU), the CPU being built in the image device and installed with a software driver program, the software driver program enabling the CPU to magnify and display the image on the LCD via the signal transmission; and a keyboard, the keyboard being connected with the CPU for controlling the software driver program installed in the CPU, the cursor of the keyboard being displayed at a relative position of the image, the keyboard being adapted for direct operating on the image corresponding to the operation of the...|
| Wireless multi-carrier code division multiplexing communication apparatus using transmit diversity scheme|| 20110014884 || 20110120 |
| Provided is a wireless multi-carrier code division multiplexing communication apparatus that may transmit data using a transmit diversity scheme. A transmission apparatus may include: a space-time coding unit to perform space-time encoding of transmission data to generate a plurality of data streams; a radio resource code generation unit to generate a radio resource code vector by referring to radio resource allocation information associated with a reception apparatus; a signal generation unit to generate a plurality of code division multiplexing signals corresponding to a plurality of transmit antennas, respectively, by multiplying the radio resource code vector and the plurality of data streams; and a transmission unit to transmit the plurality of code division multiplexing signals to the reception apparatus via the plurality of transmit antennas. Accordingly, it...|
| Nucleic acid for use in algae and use thereof|| 20110014708 || 20110120 |
| The present invention provides a modified nucleic acid for expressing bovine lactoferricin (LFB) in algae, which consists of SEQ ID NO: 3. The present invention also provides a method of producing a foreign desired gene product in algae, comprising: (a) weakening or removing cell wall of the algae by a protein enzyme solution to make algae become suitable for gene transfer; (b) transferring a foreign gene encoding the desired gene product into the algae; and (c) expressing the foreign gene to produce the desired gene product. The present invention further provides a feed composition comprising a transgenic algae or its offspring, wherein the cell wall of said transgenic algae is weakened or removed by a protein enzyme solution.
| Isolation of multi-lineage stem cells|| 20110014704 || 20110120 |
| The present application discloses a method of manipulating a biological sample of cells, which includes multi-lineage stem cells, progenitor cells, other marrow stromal cells: allowing the sample of cells to settle in a container; transferring supernatant from the container to another container; and isolating cells from the supernatant, which has comparatively lower density in the sample.
| Substrate processing apparatus and substrate processing method|| 20110014562 || 20110120 |
| A substrate transfer system to reduce total processing time by transferring a substrate at a first delivery stage to a process block where processing can be carried out earliest. The substrate processing apparatus includes a first transfer device delivering a wafer with respect to a substrate carrier, and a second transfer device delivering a wafer between a plurality of process blocks and the first transfer device via a first delivery stage, to transfer the wafer with respect to the process blocks. The process block where there is no wafer or where processing of the last wafer within the relevant process block will be completed earliest is determined based on processing information of the wafers from the process blocks, and the wafer of the first delivery stage...|
| Uv nanoimprint method, resin replica mold and method for producing the same, magnetic recording medium and method for producing the same, and magnetic recording/reproducing apparatus|| 20110014499 || 20110120 |
| A UV nanoimprint method comprising performing compression molding by pressing a mold having a pattern formed on the surface thereof against a work prepared by forming a thin film composed of an ultraviolet-curable resin on a substrate, and irradiating with ultraviolet light, either concurrently with the compression molding or after the compression molding, thereby transferring the pattern to the thin film, wherein the ultraviolet light is irradiated using an ultraviolet light irradiation apparatus equipped with temperature rise suppression means, and a light source that does not continuously emit heat rays together with ultraviolet light is used as a light source of the ultraviolet light irradiation apparatus.
| Apparatus and method for manufacturing magnetic recording medium|| 20110014363 || 20110120 |
| An apparatus for manufacturing a magnetic recording medium is provided. The apparatus has a plurality of connected film forming chambers; a carrier for holding a substrate; a mechanism for placing the substrate on the carrier prior to forming a film; a mechanism for sequentially transferring the carriers into the connected film forming chambers; and a mechanism for removing the substrate from the carrier after the film is formed. The mechanism for transferring the carrier is a linear motor. Furthermore, a method for manufacturing the magnetic recording medium by using such apparatus is also provided.
| Method for adjuvanting lipopolysaccharide (lps) of gram-negative bacteria|| 20110014272 || 20110120 |
| The subject of the invention is a method for adjuvanting LPS of a Gram-negative bacterium, according to which LPS or LPS liposomes (LPS formulated in liposomes) is (are) mixed with the lipidated human-transferrin receptor subunit B (TbpB protein) of Neisseria meningitidis or a lipidated fragment thereof; or (ii) LPS and the lipidated TbpB of N. meningitidis or a lipidated fragment thereof are formulated together in liposomes; or (iii) LPS is conjugated with the lipidated TbpB of N. meningitidis or a lipidated fragment thereof; in order to obtain a preparation which does not contain OMVs and which is capable of inducing, after administration to a mammal, an anti-LPS immune response which is improved by comparison with the anti-LPS immune response observed after administration of the corresponding preparation...|
| Method and system for transferring a load|| 20110014021 || 20110120 |
| An apparatus for transferring a load is described. The apparatus employs a rack, which is vertically movable between a loading position and a rack transfer position. The rack has a ribbed structure. Further, a horizontally movable cart in the apparatus can shift between a cart transfer position and an unloading position. The cart, like the rack, is also a ribbed structure including a number of ribs. The rack ribs and the cart ribs are positioned to intercalate in the respective rack and cart transfer positions. The apparatus also includes a pusher for moving the cart from the transfer position to the unloading position.
| Method and system for low-overhead data transfer|| 20090328073 || 20091231 |
| A method for low-overhead data transfer. The method includes initiating, by a first application, TCP connection with a second application, establishing, in response to the initiation, the TCP connection between the first application and the second application, providing, by the first application, pre-post buffer information to the second application, where the pre-post buffer information corresponds to a location in a physical memory of the first computer and where the location in physical memory corresponds to a virtual memory address of the first application. The method further comprising transferring data, by the second application, to the first application using the pre-post buffer information, where transferring the data comprises writing the data directly into a location in the physical memory of the first computer.
| Electronic documents and methods for updating resource files for an application|| 20090328028 || 20091231 |
| In one aspect, an electronic document for updating resource files for an application comprises logical names used by the application for referring to resource files and parameters for specifying constraints for the resource files. In another aspect, the electronic document comprises an application identifier identifying an application to which the electronic document corresponds, and a universal resource identifier identifying a resource file for use with the application.
| Relating web page change with revisitation patterns|| 20090327914 || 20091231 |
| Web page change may be related to revisitation patterns to support web interaction. In an example embodiment, a method involves analyzing change and revisitation data for a web page, determining a relationship between the data, inferring consumption intent by a user for the web page, and utilizing the inferred consumption intent. More specifically, change data is analyzed to produce a change characterization, with the change data reflecting differences between content of a web page at different times. Revisitation data is analyzed to produce a revisitation characterization, with the revisitation data including visit times to the web page by a user. A relationship is determined between the change and the revisitation data based on the change and the revisitation characterizations. Consumption intent of the user for the...|
| Operation check information providing device and electronic device using the same|| 20090327816 || 20091231 |
| A device (100) usable for an electronic apparatus (1) operating based on a manipulation of the user includes an input section (101) for receiving a manipulation of the user, a storage section (104) having a database including a plurality of manipulation error patterns stored therein, a determination section (107) for determining whether or not a manipulation confirmation request is necessary based on the manipulation error pattern corresponding to the user, which is determined by referring to the database based on manipulation information which indicates the received manipulation and correction information which indicates whether or not the manipulation needs to be corrected, and an output section (108) for outputting a signal for presenting a manipulation confirmation request message when the confirmation request is to be provided. Each...|
| Memory system with calibrated data communication|| 20090327789 || 20091231 |
| A system includes a first integrated circuit device and a second integrated circuit device. The first device transmits a data sequence to the second integrated circuit device, and the second device samples the data sequence to produce receiver data. The second device then transmits the receiver data back to the first device. Within the first integrated circuit device, a comparison between the data sequence and the receiver data is performed, and based on the comparison, the first device generates information representative of a calibrated timing offset. The first device uses the information representative of the calibrated timing offset to adjust timing associated with transferring write data from the first integrated circuit to the second integrated circuit.
| Secure transfer of digital objects|| 20090327723 || 20091231 |
| Transferring a digital object, comprising: receiving a digital object; validating the received digital object according to predefined rules; building a description of the validated digital object; providing access to the description to select the validated, described digital object for transfer; and transferring the validated, described digital object.
| System and method for transferring configuration information to an embedded device using a command line interface|| 20090327682 || 20091231 |
| A system and method is disclosed for transferring configuration information to an embedded device associated with an option ROM during those periods in which the option ROM is disabled. The method of the present invention involves the enumeration of PCI devices within the system and the determination of whether the PCI devices are associated with an option ROM and whether the option ROM is enabled. If the embedded device is associated with an option ROM and if the option ROM is not enabled, the option ROM is loaded to a shadow memory and the command-line interface of the option ROM is called to transfer configuration data to the embedded device. The option ROM is later removed from shadow memory to remove the footprint of the option...|
| Switch, information processing apparatus, and address translation method|| 20090327645 || 20091231 |
| A switch connects and disconnects an input and output control device to and from an input and output device. The switch includes a storage unit that stores therein a translation table for use in translating a physical address used on a virtual machine that a guest operating system specifies as a direct memory access transfer destination to the input and output device, into a physical address used on a real machine; and an address translating unit that translates an address contained in a direct memory access request issued by the input and output device into a physical address used on the real machine by referring to the translation table.
| Copying workload files to a virtual disk|| 20090327632 || 20091231 |
| The present invention is directed to a system and method for transferring workload files on a host to a Virtual Machine (VM) destination disk without the need for the VM to be running. This accomplished by creating a VM disk device interface to move data from the workload files to the VM destination disk. The VM disk device interface comprises a device driver to interact with the VM destination disk and destination access software utilizing standard operating system procedures to access the VM destination disk.
| System, method and computer program product for copying data|| 20090327627 || 20091231 |
| A storage system and a method for copying data is provided. The method includes storing data at a first storage unit of a primary site, transferring the data from the first storage unit to a second storage unit of a remote site and updating shadow storage unit metadata to reflect the storing of the data at the first storage unit, and copying, in response to the updating of the shadow storage unit metadata, the data from an entity that differs from the shadow storage unit to a third storage unit.
| Method for transmitting a datum from a time-dependent data storage means|| 20090327545 || 20091231 |
| A method of transmitting a datum from a time-dependent data storage means, the datum being that most recently acquired before the occurrence of an allocated transmission slot; the method comprising the steps of: writing a first acquired datum to a first side of the data storage means; transferring the first datum to a second side of the data storage means; and writing a next datum, acquired before the occurrence of the next allocated transmission slot, to the first side of the data storage means; wherein the method further comprises the step of: replacing the first acquired datum in the second side of the data storage means with the next acquired datum; and transmitting the next acquired datum from the data storage means at the next allocated...|
| Arrangement of components|| 20090327542 || 20091231 |
| An arrangement for transferring message based communications between separate disjunctive components. The arrangement includes at least two components. At least a first component is arranged to provide services to at least one second component and/or to an operator of the loosely coupled system. At least one message bus is arranged to perform real-time transfers of communications from/to the at least one first component to/from the at least one second component. The at least one message bus is connected to or integrated in an internal communication backbone arranged with a communication member for establishing outgoing communication links. A predetermined message based interface is arranged relative to each of the components and the at least one message bus such that all communications between the at least one first...|
| Process for the transfer of data into several control devices|| 20090327534 || 20091231 |
| A process is provided for transferring a first sequence control and/or first data into a first control device and a second sequence control and/or second data into a second control device in a motor vehicle, which are each connected by way of a first data bus with a transmission device. The transmission device preferably is a vehicle-external transmission device. The transfer is carried out by way of the first data bus while using a first transmission protocol. The first transmission protocol has a data frame with a predetermined frame format or message format, and the transfer as a whole takes place by the transmission of a plurality of data frames. In order to rapidly transfer large quantities of data into the control devices of the vehicle,...|
| Concatenating secure digital input output (sdio) interface|| 20090327533 || 20091231 |
| An apparatus and a process for transferring packet data includes receiving packets from a first interface such as a network interface and transferring data to a second interface such as an SD Bus interface such as SDIO using a protocol such as one described in SDCard.org. The SD Bus second interface operates as a slave device to a master device, and the packet transfer from first interface to second interface includes concatenating length fields and packet data fields from packets received on the first interface to form a superframe which is provided to the second interface at time of data transfer. The formation of each superframe includes starting a timer such that the superframe is transmitted to the second interface by asserting an interrupt on that...|
| Method for improving data reading speed of a diskless computer|| 20090327453 || 20091231 |
| A method for improving data reading speed of a diskless computer is applied to at least one diskless computer and a remote server having at least one disk drive and a cache unit. The method comprises acts of retrieving a data reading request from the diskless computer, determining if the requested data is in the cache unit, transferring the requested data from the cache unit to the diskless computer when the requested data is in the cache unit and transferring the requested data from the at least one disk drive to the diskless computer and the cache unit when the requested data is not in the cache unit. Therefore, speed of the diskless computer reading data from the remote server increases because access speed of the...|
| Cash-out methods and systems yielding enhanced time-deferred value|| 20090327060 || 20091231 |
| A method of exchanging assets within a wagering establishment computer-based marketplace layer including the acts of accessing a wagering establishment marketplace layer using a peripheral device, offering a first asset for exchange in the wagering establishment marketplace layer to all participants in the wagering establishment marketplace layer. The method also includes the acts of receiving an offer to exchange a second asset for the first asset from an anonymous one of the participants in the wagering establishment marketplace layer, accepting the offer to exchange the second asset for the first asset from the anonymous one of the participants in the wagering establishment marketplace layer, and transferring the first asset in exchange for the second asset.
| Method of powering implanted devices by direct transfer of electrical energy|| 20090326611 || 20091231 |
| In order to transfer electrical energy to an implemented medical device (04) power electrodes (02) are fitted in contact with the body of a human or animal into which the medical device has been implanted. The power electrodes (02) may be directly on the skin of the body or may penetrate the skin. The implanted medical device (04) has implanted electrodes (03) which receive electrical energy via the body. To power the implanted medical device (04), a power device (01) applies an electric potential in the form of a repetitive waveform to the power electrodes (02), thereby generating an electric current in the body, and transferring electrical energy via the implanted electrodes (03) to the implanted medical device (04). Preferably the waveform is a pulsed waveform...|
| Thienopyridine derivatives as modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptors|| 20090326001 || 20091231 |
| The present invention relates to new mGluR1 and niGluR5 receptor subtype preferring ligands of formula (I): wherein X represents a group selected from (CH2)n, CH═CH, NH, N(CH3), NHCH2, N(CH3)CH2, O, OCH2, CH2COO, NHCH2COO; n is an integer of 0 to 2; Y represents a subtituent selected from H, CH3, F, Cl, Br; Z is H or CH3; R is alkyl, cycloalkyl, an optionally substituted phenyl or an optionally substituted heteroaryl, and/or geometric isomers and/or salts and/or hydrates and/or solvates thereof, to the processes for producing the same, to pharmaceutical compositions containing the same and to their use in therapy and/or prevention of pathological conditions which require the modulation of mGluR1 mGluR5 receptors such as neurological disorders, psychiatric disorders, acute and chronic pain and neuromuscular dysfunctions of...|
| Spray-drying process|| 20090325850 || 20091231 |
| (f) optionally, contacting an alkalinity source with the alkaline slurry and/or the viscosity increasing agent, and/or the viscous alkaline slurry.
| Method of recycling an epitaxied donor wafer|| 20090325362 || 20091231 |
| A method for forming a semiconductor structure that includes a thin layer of semiconductor material on a receiver wafer is disclosed. The method includes removing a thickness of material from a donor wafer, which comprises a support substrate and an epitaxial layer, for surface preparation and transferring a portion of the epitaxial layer from the donor wafer to the receiver wafer. The thickness removed during the surface preparation is adapted to enable formation of a new semiconductor structure from the remaining epitaxial portion of the donor wafer.
| Process and device for producing reagent carriers|| 20090325279 || 20091231 |
| The invention concerns a process for producing reagent carriers having a binding capability that are suitable for determining analytes in liquids, wherein the process comprises at least one step of treating a respective reagent carrier body in particular by transferring material between a treatment device and the reagent carrier body in a preparation device and wherein this treatment step takes place on the moving reagent carrier body during its transport in the preparation device or during a movement of the treatment device relative to the reagent carrier body in the preparation device.
| Analyzer|| 20090325274 || 20091231 |
| An analyzer comprising: a first specimen holder configured to hold a plurality of first specimen containers; a conveying assembly for conveying the first specimen containers held in the first specimen holder; a second specimen holder arranged at a position higher than an upper end of the first specimen containers held in the first specimen holder; a holder moving assembly for moving the second specimen holder so as to pass the upper side of at least one of the first specimen containers held in the first specimen holder; a container transferring assembly for transferring at least one of the first specimen containers from the first specimen holder to the second specimen holder; and a controller for controlling the holder moving assembly and the container transferring assembly, is...|
| Engineered delta-15-fatty acid desaturases|| 20090325264 || 20091231 |
| The present invention provides engineered fatty acid desaturase molecules preferring Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) over Linoleic Acid (LA) as a substrate. The invention further discloses compositions, polynucleotide constructs, transformed host cells, transgenic plants and seeds comprising the desaturase molecule, and methods for preparing and using the same. In particular, the disclosed engineered desaturase molecules are capable of altering the omega-3 fatty acid profiles in plants and plant parts.
| Fungal cell wall synthesis gene|| 20090325228 || 20091231 |
| A reporter system reflecting the transport process that transports GPI-anchored proteins to the cell wall was constructed and compounds inhibiting this process were discovered. Further, genes conferring resistance to the above compounds were identified and methods of screening for compounds that inhibit the activity of the proteins encoded by these genes were developed. Therefore, through the novel compounds, the present invention showed that antifungal agents having a novel mechanism, i.e. inhibiting the process that transports GPI-anchored proteins to the cell wall, could be achieved.
| Method for fabricating patterns using a photomask|| 20090325082 || 20091231 |
| Disclosed herein is a method for fabricating a pattern using a photomask that includes forming a first light shielding layer pattern over a substrate; forming a first resist layer pattern aligned to the first light shielding layer pattern over the first light shielding layer pattern; forming a phase shift region by selectively etching a portion of the substrate exposed by the first light shielding layer pattern; forming a second resist layer pattern by reducing the line width of the first resist layer pattern; forming a second light shielding layer pattern, having a reduced line width, by etching an exposed portion of the first light shielding layer pattern, and exposing a portion of the substrate adjacent the groove to form a rim region; removing the second resist...|
| Magnetic sheet and production method thereof|| 20090324982 || 20091231 |
| A magnetic sheet, which contains: a magnetic layer including a magnetic powder and a resin composition containing the magnetic powder therein; and a convex-concave forming layer, in which the convex-concave forming layer has Bekk smoothness of 70 sec/mL or less. A method for producing a magnetic sheet, which contains: adding a magnetic powder to a resin composition to prepare a magnetic composition, and giving the magnetic composition a shape to form a magnetic layer; and placing and stacking a convex-concave forming layer and a pattern transferring material on a surface of the magnetic layer in this order, and hot pressing the stacked layers so as to bond the convex-concave forming layer with the magnetic layer to form a laminate, as well as to transfer a surface...|
| Polymer compositions having adhesive properties|| 20090324867 || 20091231 |
| (3) at least one olefin copolymer (C), for which at least 5% by weight of the repeat units are derived from at least one functional monomer (f3) capable of reacting with the functional group (f1) contained in the compound (a).
| Processing system and method of operating a processing system|| 20090324368 || 20091231 |
| A coating system comprises a swing station including a swing module and an arrangement of chambers. The arrangement of chambers comprises a lock chamber and a first coating chamber. The lock chamber is configured as a combined lock-in/lock-out chamber. The arrangement of chambers has a first substantially linear transport path indicated by dashed lines, and a second substantially linear transport path indicated by dashed lines. The arrangement of the paths establishes a dual track. The system includes a transport system for moving a substrate through the arrangement of chambers, along the first transport path and/or along the second transport path as indicated by arrows. One or particularly both chambers comprise transfer means for transferring the substrate/carrier from the first path to the second path by a...|
| Image forming apparatus, control apparatus, computer readable medium and control method|| 20090324305 || 20091231 |
| The image forming apparatus is provided with: a toner image carrying member that moves while carrying a toner image; a transferring member that transfers, on a recording medium, the toner image that the toner image carrying member carries; a transporting unit that transports the recording medium along a transport path that passes through a transfer region where the transferring member transfers the toner image onto the recording medium; and a controller that controls a movement speed of the toner image carrying member. The controller changes the movement speed of the toner image carrying member in accordance with a position, on the transport path, of the recording medium that the transporting unit transports.
| Liquid developers with uv curable additives and methods for their preparation|| 20090324269 || 20091231 |
| A method for printing a substrate by liquid developer electrography, the method comprising: (a) developing a latent image with liquid developer comprising toner particles dispersed in a carrier liquid, said toner particles comprising UV-curable additive; (b) transferring the developed image to the substrate; (c) at least partially fixing the image to the substrate; and (d) irradiating the at least partially fixed image with UV radiation to cure the UV-curable additive.
|Transferring device for bed|| 20080313806 || 20081225 |
| A transferring device for a bed, placed on a bed plate, on top of or below a mattress, comprises inner and outer inflatable bags. Both inner and outer inflatable bag are placed on said bed plate, are shaped like a comb and each have a main inflatable bag and several auxiliary inner inflatable bags which are connected with each other, while being spatially separated from each other by gaps. By inflating and deflating the inner and outer inflatable bags, a patient is easily moved on the bed plate as well as transferred onto or from the bed plate.
|Transferring device for bed|| 20080313807 || 20081225 |
| A transferring device for a bed, placed on a bed plate, on top of or below a mattress, comprises a first inflatable bag; placed on the bed plate and having in an inflated state a triangular shape, with a inner and outer edges having different heights; a second inflatable bag; placed on the first inflatable bag and having in an inflated state a triangular shape, with a inner and outer edges having different heights; and a compressor for inflating and deflating the first and second inflatable bags.
|Method and apparatus for manufacturing electronic circuit board|| 20080313893 || 20081225 |
| A method for manufacturing an electronic circuit board which contains an electronic circuit on a main surface of a glass substrate according to the invention sequentially performs a step of electrically inspecting the main surface of the glass substrate on which the electronic circuit is formed, a step of specifying positions and defect types of defects on the main surface of the glass substrate, a step of calculating reference point coordinates on the main surface of the glass substrate and correcting the coordinates, a step of extracting respective defects from an image around the defects and specifying a defect to be corrected in the extracted defects by referring to a defect existing range registered in advance for each defect type, and a step of cutting the...|
|Method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles|| 20080314087 || 20081225 |
| A method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles, by the blow-and-blow, press-and-blow, press-and-blow paste mold and direct-press processes in a glassware forming machine including single or multiple machine sections each having single or multiple-cavity, comprising: forming a parison in an inverted orientation, into a blank mold and a first transferable and open-able neck ring mold held by an inverting apparatus having a first and a second diametrically opposed arms, each arm holding a transferable and open-able neck ring mold; inverting the parison held by the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold, by rotating the first arm 180° to an upright orientation at an intermediate station, while the second arm with a second transferable and open-able neck ring mold is simultaneously placed...|
|Crank arm assembly and related crank arm and element for transmitting torque from the crank arm to a bicycle chain|| 20080314193 || 20081225 |
| A crank arm assembly for a bicycle, comprising a crank arm and an element for transferring torque from the crank arm to a bicycle chain. The crank arm (and the element for transferring torque respectively comprise first and second front coupling means provided with respective matching profiles adapted to be coupled together to transfer torque from the crank arm to the element for transferring torque. In particular, the first and second means for transferring torque comprise respective front toothings, preferably Hirth toothings.
|Multi-directional dolly transfer system|| 20080314281 || 20081225 |
| A multiple direction dolly transfer system includes a series of tracks laid out in a grid configuration, and heavy duty dollies capable of transferring heavy loads that roll on the tracks. The tracks are made up of rail sections having a flat section and channel guides. The dollies include metal frames with legs extending downwardly with a ball transfer unit at the foot of each leg. The ball transfer units include a ball housed in a sleeve with ball bearings positioned therein to facilitate the rolling of the dollies. This system is useful for transferring heavy loads within a manufacturing or heavy industrial facility.
|Boat and method for manufacturing using resin transfer molding|| 20080314309 || 20081225 |
| One aspect of the present invention relates to a method for making a boat. The boat includes a port side positioned opposite from a starboard side. The boat also includes a floor and stingers supports positioned within the hull. The method includes providing a insert having two spaced-apart elongated portions interconnected by at least two spaced-apart transverse portions that extend between the elongated portions. The elongated portions are sized and relatively positioned for one of the elongated portions to extend along the port side of the hull and the other of the elongated portions to extend along the starboard side of the hull. The method also includes positioning the insert in a chamber defined between a male mold piece and a female mold piece. The method...|
|Device and method for controlling animal behavior|| 20080314334 || 20081225 |
| A device and method for deterring animals from entering a predetermined area. The device and method for deterring animal behavior can greatly increase safety of the animals and increase the safety of the surroundings for humans by limiting personal contact, and by repelling unwanted animals away from an area under protection. In particular, the device and method deters or repels animals from an area under protection by using at least one of mechanical vibrations, sounds, lights and aromas.
|Shredded tobacco material feeder of a cigarette manufacturing apparatus|| 20080314396 || 20081225 |
| A shredded tobacco material feeder of a cigarette manufacturing apparatus has a reservoir (2) of shredded tobacco material; a first separation chamber (20) and a second separation path (28) for dividing the shredded tobacco material into normal particles and separation material having larger particle sizes than the normal particles in a process when the shredded tobacco material is fed from the reservoir (2) toward a tobacco band of the apparatus; a sieve conveyor (34) for receiving and transferring the separation material discharged from the second separation path (28), and separating the separation material into large particles having large particle sizes and medium particles having smaller particle sizes than the large particles; and a cyclone (48) for receiving the medium particles from the sieve conveyor (34), the...|
|Electric wire delivery apparatus and electric wire sizing-cutting apparatus including the same|| 20080314473 || 20081225 |
| An electric wire sizing-cutting apparatus including an electric wire delivery apparatus, which is easily handled and can smoothly supply the electric wire without generating a kink, is provided. The electric wire delivery apparatus includes: a transfer means transferring an electric wire, which is delivered from an electric wire reel, along a longitudinal direction of the electric wire; a correcting means arranged between the electric wire reel and the transfer means and correcting a bending habit of the electric wire by allowing the electric wire to pass through between a plurality of rollers arranged zigzag; and a rotation controlling means arranged on an upstream-side of the correcting means and putting the electric wire between a pair of rollers biased in a direction approaching each other.
|Transferring molten metal from one structure to another|| 20080314548 || 20081225 |
| A system for transferring molten metal from a vessel and into one or more of a ladle, ingot mold, launder, feed die cast machine or other structure is disclosed. The system includes at least a vessel for containing molten metal, an overflow (or dividing) wall, and a device or structure, such as a molten metal pump, for generating a stream of molten metal. The dividing wall divides the vessel into a first chamber and a second chamber, wherein part of the second chamber has a height H2. The device for generating a stream of molten metal, which is preferably a molten metal pump, is preferably positioned in the first chamber. When the device operates, it generates a stream of molten metal from the first chamber and...|
|Method and apparatus for chip cooling|| 20080314565 || 20081225 |
| In one embodiment, the invention is a method and apparatus for chip cooling. One embodiment of a system for cooling a heat-generating device, such as a semiconductor chip, includes a vaporization chamber for at least partially vaporizing a stream of liquid in a stream of a gas to produce a mixture of gas, vapor and liquid and a heat sink coupled to the vaporization chamber for transferring heat from the heat-generating device to the mixture.
|Transfer process and transfer device for individually packaged products, especially bottles|| 20080314718 || 20081225 |
| The invention relates to a transfer method and an apparatus (1) for transferring articles (2) between a line conveyor (25), on which the articles (2) are transported continuously in one or more lines (21), and a stationary or movable tray (7) for accommodating one or more rows (10) of articles. The transfer apparatus (1) has a row-transfer mechanism (11) with a gripping device (12) for one or more rows (10) of articles, and with a manipulator (15). The transfer apparatus (1) also has an accumulating device (27) for temporarily forming and delimiting accumulated groups (28) of articles and gaps (29) in the continuous line (21) on the line conveyor (25) and for independently transporting the group (28) of articles along the line conveyor (25).
|Hybrid energy system|| 20080314726 || 20081225 |
| A hybrid method for producing energy from a carbonaceous material including the steps of: heating the carbonaceous material under a reduced oxygen atmosphere in a distillation plant to generate distillate vapours; processing the resulting distillate vapours; transferring the char residue from the distillation plant to a power station boiler; and combusting the char residue in the power station boiler for the generation of electrical power. The char residue is transferred to a power station boiler while the char residue retains heat from the heating in the distillation plant. An integrated energy conversion system including: a distillation plant for the destructive distillation of carbonaceous material to afford distillate vapours and a char residue; a power station boiler; a means of transferring the char residue at a temperature...|
|Shadow mask|| 20080314743 || 20081225 |
| Provided is a shadow mask including a substrate; a mask that is formed to have an opening for transferring a thin film onto the substrate in a desired shape; and a delamination-preventing polymer layer formed on the mask.
|Process for enhancement of the selectivity of physically acting solvents used for the absorption of gas components from industrial gases|| 20080314801 || 20081225 |
| The invention relates to a method for recovering absorbed hydrocarbon components while absorbing acid gases from technical gases, as for example a natural gas, by means of physically active absorption agents, wherein the inventive method consists in increasing the pressure of a loaded absorption agent extracted from an adsorption device, in adding said loaded absorption agent to the top of a rectification column which consist of a lower feeding stove and of one or several lateral stoves operating at a pressure slightly greater than the absorption column pressure, in adjusting an equilibrium is said rectification column in such a way that the acid gas concentration in the absorbent agent increases in the direction away from the bottom of the column and the hydrocarbon concentration decreases in...|
|Alignment, transportation and integration of nanowires using optical trapping|| 20080315175 || 20081225 |
| Individually trapping, transferring, and assembling high-aspect-ratio semiconductor nanowires into arbitrary structures in a fluid environment. Nanowires with diameters as small as 20 nm and aspect ratios of above 100 can be trapped and transported in three dimensions, enabling the construction of nanowire architectures which may function as active photonic devices. Moreover, nanowire structures can now be assembled in physiological environments. In one aspect, nanowires are positioned to direct light to remote samples, reducing exposure of the overall sample to intense source illumination. A tunable nanowire probe for subwavelength imaging is also described utilizing efficient second harmonic generation (SHG) whose optical frequency conversion allows implementing subwavelength microscopes.
|Solid-state imaging device and method for manufacturing the same|| 20080315262 || 20081225 |
| It is an object of the present invention to provide a solid-state imaging device that can achieve a high sensitivity, finer pixels for increasing the number of pixels, a high-speed operation, and high image quality, and a method for manufacturing the same. There are provided a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions arranged in a matrix on a substrate, a vertical transfer channel arranged between vertical columns of the photoelectric conversion portions, a plurality of vertical transfer electrodes for transferring a charge of the photoelectric conversion portions to the vertical transfer channel, a light-shielding film that is laminated on the vertical transfer electrodes via a first insulating film and has a plurality of window portions, each defining a light-receiving portion of each of the photoelectric conversion portions,...|
|Method for forming line pattern array, photomask having the same and semiconductor device fabricated thereby|| 20080315323 || 20081225 |
| A method of forming a line pattern array comprises the steps of setting a layout which includes first continuous line patterns arranged to have a first line width and a second continuous line pattern arranged to have a second line width larger than the first line width and positioned outside the first continuous line patterns; transferring the layout on a wafer; and inducing light scattering by changing an outermost pattern of the first continuous line patterns, which is most closely adjacent to the second continuous line patterns, into a plurality of dotted line patterns, wherein the plurality of the dotted patterns are arranged in a line form in order that a line pattern, which is different from the first continuous line patterns in line width, is...|
|Steel insert for aluminum spline body|| 20080315679 || 20081225 |
| A steel insert for transferring load to an aluminum splined body from thin plate like sprockets used in multiple speed bicycle drive systems is held in place by a dovetail tongue. The tongue is fitted into a mating groove in the aluminum spline and together the steel insert and the aluminum spline are the proper width to fit the industry standard spline. The dovetail in the tongue of the insert holds the insert securely in position while handling the aluminum splined body, installing or uninstalling sprockets. Drive load from the sprocket is handled as a compressive load on the insert and the aluminum spline but does not load the tongue. The steel insert prevents the thin teeth of the sprocket from damaging the aluminum body or...|
|Device and method for counting elementary particles emitted by a fluid in a conduit|| 20080315860 || 20081225 |
| A counting device according to the invention includes at least one counting portion (4a) of oblong cross section which joins together two adjacent portions of the line having a larger flow section and which has an [internal height (h)/internal width (l)] ratio of 20% or less, in which the internal height and the internal width represent the smallest and largest transverse dimensions respectively of the portion, these being measured along two approximately perpendicular directions, said detection means extending transversely to this portion, facing its entire internal width and on either side thereof.
|Intelligent medical material cart|| 20080316045 || 20081225 |
| A method and system is disclosed for monitoring, control and containment of medical product in a healthcare facility. The physical coordinates of the intelligent medical material cart (IMMC) within the healthcare facility are determined. Based on the physical coordinates of the IMMC, the room and the identity of the patient being operated within the room are determined. The electronic medical records of the identified patient are accessed. The IMMC is accessed by the healthcare staff for the medical product stored within the IMMC. The IMMC determines the identity of the medical product that has been removed from the IMMC based on radio frequency identification (RFID) mechanism. The IMMC also determines the effect of interaction of the drugs on the patient, by referring to the medical profile...|
|Accuracy assessment in assisted gps positioning|| 20080316091 || 20081225 |
| Reliable and efficient search windows are provided by allowing the adaptation of the code search window to be dependent on inaccuracy measures of relations between a cellular frame time and a satellite reference time. This inaccuracy is calculated in a positioning node (21) of the cellular communications system (1), preferably by filtering of measurements received from user equipments. Linear trend Kalman filtering followed by post processing of estimation errors is presently preferred. In order to ensure non-ambiguous interpretation of the received time stamps of received satellite signals (55) provided by user equipments (10), a pseudo propagation delay is computed in both the user equipment (10) and the positioning node (21) based on GPS acquisition assistance data. The GPS time stamp is then defined referring to the...|
|Circuit system for reading memory data for display device|| 20080316199 || 20081225 |
| To reduce power consumption and enhance memory-data transmission efficiency, the present invention provides a circuit system for reading memory data for a display device includes a memory, a data bus and a latch circuit. The memory is used for storing pixel data corresponding to a plurality of pixels and outputting the pixel data according to an output control signal. The data bus is used for transferring the pixel data outputted by the memory. The latch circuit is coupled to the data bus and used for receiving the pixel data from the data bus. The latch circuit includes a plurality of latchers and a plurality of logic circuits. The plurality of latchers is used for storing the pixel data. The plurality of logic circuits is used for...|
|Method of controlling a control circuit for a micro-electromechanical inkjet nozzle arrangement|| 20080316240 || 20081225 |
| Provided is a method of controlling a CMOS-implemented control circuit for operating a micro-electromechanical inkjet nozzle arrangement of a printer. The circuit includes a plurality of sequential shift registers, a transfer register, a firing control gate and a drive transistor. The method includes the steps of transferring data from the shift register to the transfer register, latching the data in said transfer register, activating the firing control gate to arrange a heater element of the nozzle arrangement in electrical communication with a current source to facilitate ink ejection via thermal cavitation of ink in the nozzle.
|Camera unit|| 20080316293 || 20081225 |
| There is provided a camera unit used in a communications system having a display section and arranged to exchange sound and images via communication between at least two locations. The camera unit includes a camera section having an image sensor for photoelectrically converting a visual image to an electric signal; a transparent filter section having signal lines for supplying power to the camera section and transferring the image signal supplied thereto from the camera section; a frame section for holding the transparent filter section therein, the frame section having a power input terminal for supplying power to the camera section and a video output terminal for outputting the image signal transferred thereto from the camera section; and attaching members for attaching the frame section holding the...|
|Secure display method and device|| 20080316357 || 20081225 |
| A secure display device is designed to display on a screen a first set of information edited by an open operating system. A secure operating system resident in a dedicated circuit edits a second set of information. A filter allocates, independently of the open operating system, a first zone of the screen to the first set of information and a second zone of the screen to the second set of information. The zones and can have a non-zero intersection and any value. A real video memory is used for transferring the two sets of information to the screen under the sole control of the secure operating system so as to produce a secure display of the second set of information.
|Print apparatus, server, method for improving print characteristics, and computer program therefor|| 20080316509 || 20081225 |
| A print apparatus connected to a server via a network includes an improvement-information requesting unit configured to notify the server via the network of identification information unique to a print head; an improvement-information storage unit configured to store downloaded head-characteristic-improvement information; and a print processor configured to perform a print operation by referring to the head-characteristic-improvement information stored in the improvement-information storage unit.
|Method for transferring a micron pattern on an optical pattern and the thus obtained optical pattern|| 20080316558 || 20081225 |
| A pattern (P) is transferred onto an optical article (1) in the form of one or more portions of a transferable material (3, 4b) retained by a layer of latex (2). The portion or portions of transferable material are applied with a stamp after the layer of latex has been formed on the article and before the latex is dry. By using latex as the adhesive material, the nature of the transferable material may vary widely. Such a method is particularly suitable for producing patterns such as holograms on optical lenses, especially ophthalmic lenses. The layer of latex may also protect the product against shocks which may subsequently be received.
|Method for producing magnetic recording medium, magnetic recording medium produced by the production method, and mold structure for use in the production method|| 20080316649 || 20081225 |
| The present invention provides a method for producing a magnetic recording medium having servo areas and data areas using a mold structure having a plurality of convex portions, the method, including: forming an imprint resist layer on a surface of a substrate for the magnetic recording medium, forming a convexo-concave resist pattern in the formed imprint resist layer by pressing the plurality of convex portions of the mold structure against the imprint resist layer, and transferring magnetism to the servo areas in the magnetic recording medium by applying a magnetic field to the servo areas via the mold structure.
|Apparatus for transferring a person from a wheelchair to a fixed seat|| 20070294823 || 20071227 |
| Apparatus for transferring a person from a wheelchair to a fixed seat is disclosed, including a wheeled gantry that includes opposed front and rear legs and an upper portion connecting the legs, the gantry spanning a transfer station with a side entry for the wheelchair, and being capable of spanning the fixed seat; and a holding apparatus including a transfer seat and support frame, the transfer seat being sized to fit within the fixed seat; a lift for raising and lowering the transfer seat; and a support arm for rotating the support frame within the transfer station. The wheelchair can be wheeled into the transfer station, the person can be raised out of the wheelchair and rotated to face the front leg, the wheeled gantry can...|
|Portable vacuum canister and method of waste disposal therefrom|| 20070294858 || 20071227 |
| A portable vacuum canister is disclosed for vacuuming debris by a hand-held suction hose and for transferring the debris down through the vacuum canister and into an existing garbage disposal for grinding, where it is then washed down the drain. The vacuum canister adapts and slides into an existing disposal opening.
|Security system for sewage, aqueduct, telephony and energy caps|| 20070295041 || 20071227 |
| Security System for Sewer, Aqueduct, Telephone and Energy System Manhole Caps or Covers including an electromechanical cover (1), on the surface of which is placed an electromagnetic crane (2) that has a handle (3), and that has an emitting coil (4), a battery (5), an electronic card (6) and a control panel (7); inside a waterproof space at least partially enclosed by the electromechanical cover (1) are placed a receiving coil (8), electronic card (12) and two motors (9) that move a pin (10) that has bellows (11), and that are connected to an electronic card (12). The system operates by the emitting coil (4) transferring electromagnetic energy to the receiving coil (8), and at the same time sending an exclusive binary code. This produces the...|
|Epsp synthases: compositions and methods of use|| 20070295251 || 20071227 |
| Compositions and methods for conferring tolerance to glyphosate in bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions include novel EPSP synthase enzymes and nucleic acid molecules encoding such enzymes, vectors comprising those nucleic acid molecules, and host cells comprising the vectors.
|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.
|Method and apparatus for waste evacuation|| 20070295420 || 20071227 |
| A method and apparatus for waste evacuation using an extendible and retractable hose for transferring the waste have been described.
|Transferring apparatus for brittle member|| 20070295458 || 20071227 |
| A transferring apparatus for a brittle member capable of peeling a hard member from the brittle member without applying a stress more than required to the brittle member and effectively preventing the brittle member from being damaged by erroneous peeling is provided. When the hard member is peeled off from a stuck structure formed by sticking the brittle member on the top surface of the hard member through a double-sided adhesive sheet to transfer the brittle member onto the adhesive sheet, the adhesive sheet is stuck on the brittle member of the stuck structure to form it integrally with a frame, the hard member side is positioned and fixed onto a table (8), and the frame (6) is raised diagonally upward with respect to the surface...|
|Heat exchanger|| 20070295493 || 20071227 |
| The invention relates to a heat exchanger for transferring heat between two media, having a casing tube which has an inlet and an outlet for a medium to be cooled, having an inner tube which is arranged within the casing tube and is closed off at the side facing toward the inlet, is connected at the side facing toward the outlet to a coolant inlet, and has a coolant outlet which leads to that side of the inner tube which faces toward the outlet, and merges into a spiral line which winds from there in the direction of the inlet around the inner tube, which spiral line finally opens out into a coolant outflow.
|Flat type heat transferring device and manufacturing method of the same|| 20070295494 || 20071227 |
| The present invention relates to a flat type heat transferring device, and manufacturing method of the same, which is comprises of a capillary wick that is provided inside a case and formed by weaving a wire in the horizontal direction and the vertical direction so as to absorb a liquid coolant, and a linear member that is formed to have a different wire diameter from the wire of the capillary wick and woven in the capillary wick to form a space where a vapor coolant flows. Accordingly, the mechanically stabilized support rigidity can be secured and an ultra thin configuration can be implemented with a light-weight, in particular, the problem of degrading the capillary force is resolved, and it has the effect that the cooling efficiency...|
|Method and apparatus for microwave assisted high throughput high pressure chemical synthesis|| 20070295594 || 20071227 |
| A method and associated instrument are disclosed for increasing the sequential rate at which a series of microwave assisted chemical reactions that potentially generate high pressure can be carried out. The method includes the steps of opening a pressure-resistant valve on a microwave-transparent pressure-resistant vessel to define a unpressurized pathway through the valve into the vessel, inserting a tube through the pathway in the valve and into the vessel, transferring at least one composition into the vessel through the tube, removing the tube from the vessel and from the pathway in the valve, closing the valve to seal the vessel against pressure release, and exposing the vessel and its contents to microwave radiation. The instrument includes a source of microwave radiation, a cavity in microwave communication...|
|Method and apparatus for transferring and collecting waste material|| 20070295660 || 20071227 |
| A method for transferring and collecting waste material, especially food waste, in which method the waste material is transferred in a pipe system (7) portion-like from a feed station (1) to a collecting tank (9) and possibly onwards to further processing. Waste material is transferred in the pipe system with a pump device (8) which is arranged to the pipe system (7) between the feed station and the collecting tank, in which case the waste material passes through the pump (8).
|Apparatus and method for facilitating money or value transfer|| 20070295803 || 20071227 |
| An apparatus and method for transferring money or value, using a wide range of interfaces to initiate a transfer and a wide range of options for receiving the transfer, including receiving the transferred sum directly to the communication device/account of the receiver. The receiver can use the transferred sum as an airtime credit, to obtain cash or to pay for other goods or services.
|Method and apparatus for manufacturing ophthalmic lenses|| 20070296097 || 20071227 |
| A method for manufacturing ophthalmic lenses, e.g. contact lenses, in particular soft contact lenses, comprises the steps of molding in a high volume manufacturing process a plurality of lenses (CL) having different properties, and transferring the respective molded lenses (CL) that have the same properties to a respective intermediate buffer (1;1a) so as to store therein a bulk of lenses (CL) having the same properties.
|Burn-in sorter and sorting method using the same|| 20070296448 || 20071227 |
| Provided is an apparatus for sorting burn-in tested packaged chips, including a DC test unit performing a DC test on packaged chips, a DC failure/loading head moving in a first direction to load packaged chips onto the DC test unit, and an inserting head moving in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction to transfer DC test-passed packaged chips from the DC test unit to a burn-in board, wherein the DC test unit is moved in the second direction, close to the DC failure/loading head when loading the packaged chips onto the DC test unit and close to the inserting head when transferring the packaged chips to the burn-in board, to sort burn-in tested packaged chips. The structure in which the DC test unit is...|
|Distortion compensating apparatus|| 20070296495 || 20071227 |
| The number of times of referring to of a storing unit in a distortion compensating apparatus is averaged and temporary degradation of the distortion property is avoided. The distortion compensating apparatus include a pre-distorting unit that applies a distortion compensating process to a transmission signal using a distortion compensation coefficient, a distortion compensation calculating unit that calculates a distortion compensation coefficient based on the transmission signal before the distortion compensation and a feedback fed back from an output of a distortion device, an address generating circuit that produces an address corresponding to the transmission signal, and a storing unit that updates the calculated distortion compensation coefficient to the produced address and that stores the produced address. The address generating circuit produces an address corresponding to the...|
|Wave-guide-notch antenna|| 20070296639 || 20071227 |
| A dual polarised wave-guide notch antenna array is disclosed. The device comprises a feed section (1) having at least two input transmission lines, a feed/wave-guide interface (5) providing an aperture for transferring a radio frequency electromagnetic wave between the feed section (1) and a wave-guide mode in a wave-guide section (3) having ridges. The wave-guide section transfers energy between the feed/wave-guide interface and a tapered notch section (7), thereby gradually adjusting a created electromagnetic field towards free space conditions.
|Thermal transfer printing machine|| 20070296798 || 20071227 |
| A thermal transfer printing machine 10 for thermally transferring image information on an information carrying medium to a printing medium is provided. The thermal transfer printing machine 10 includes a first platen roller 11 adapted so as to be rotatable, a second platen roller 12 adapted so as to be rotatable, the second platen roller 12 being separated from the first platen roller 11 and also paralleled thereto substantially, and a thermal print head 21 disposed between the first and second platen rollers 11, 12. The thermal print head 21 is adapted so as to be movable between a first transfer position to allow the thermal print head 21 to oppose the first platen roller 11 and a second transfer position to allow the thermal print...|
|System for camera positioning and methods thereof|| 20070296823 || 20071227 |
| A system is used to remotely control camera positioning. A transformation model is used. By in putting image coordinates of the monitored position form camera, the object coordinates is obtained and displayed on a digital map. By inputting object coordinates on a digital map, image coordinates for the camera is obtained. After transferring parameters for camera positioning, the camera is moved to a desired position for monitoring an area and taking a photo.
|Exposure apparatus, exposure method, and producing method of microdevice|| 20070296936 || 20071227 |
| An exposure apparatus for exposure-transferring an image of a pattern projected through an optical system having a plurality of optical units L1 to L13 onto an object P, comprises a correcting device which corrects a position of at least one of a plurality of images to be projected onto the object P by the plurality of optical units L1 to L13 so that displacements of the optical units L1 to L13 are compensated.
|Substrate conveyance device and substrate conveyance method, exposure apparatus and exposure method, device manufacturing method|| 20070296940 || 20071227 |
| A method of pattern forming includes forming a resist film on a substrate, transferring a pattern onto the resist film by an immersion lithography method using a liquid immersion fluid to form a latent image on the resist film, conducting a first inspection to inspect whether or not the liquid immersion fluid remains on the resist film after said forming the latent image, developing the resist film after the first inspection, and performing predetermined processing when residual of the liquid immersion fluid is found in the first inspection.
|Magnetic transfer method for perpendicular magnetic recording medium, perpendicular magnetic recording medium, and magnetic recording apparatus|| 20070297078 || 20071227 |
| The present invention provides a magnetic transfer method comprising: a magnetic transfer step of applying a magnetic field for transfer parallel to the plane of a disk shaped substrate having formed on the surface thereof a pattern composed of magnetic layer arrangement corresponding to information to be transferred to a perpendicular magnetic recording medium while a master recording medium for perpendicular magnetic transfer being the substrate is brought into close contact with the perpendicular magnetic recording medium, and thereby transferring the magnetic pattern of the master recording medium for perpendicular magnetic transfer to the perpendicular magnetic recording medium; and a servo correction information writing step of writing by use of a magnetic head, servo correction signal information into a section adjacent to the information transferred to...|
|Led lamp|| 20070297178 || 20071227 |
| An LED lamp includes bare LED chips, an axle, and a lampshade. The bare LED chips are mounted on surface of the axle. The axle extends across the lampshade. A heat pipe is installed inside the axle for transferring the heat generated by the LED chips to exterior of the lampshade and obtaining a better heat dissipation.
|Nonvolatile memory device|| 20070297228 || 20071227 |
| A nonvolatile memory device implements a program routine followed by a program-verify routine when recording or modifying stored data. The nonvolatile memory device may include an array of memory cells for storing data, a sense node, and a gating circuit for selectively connecting a bitline of the array of memory cells to the sense node. The nonvolatile memory device may also include a page buffer coupled to the sense node. The page buffer may include a main latch for storing data to be written in the nonvolatile memory device, a cache latch for storing data supplied on an input line of the nonvolatile memory device to be transferred in the main latch through a source liner and a temporary static latch connected to the main latch...|
|Electronic-mechanical apparatus for playing back optical disks|| 20070297295 || 20071227 |
| An electronic-mechanical apparatus (1) for playing back optical disks, usually termed juke-box, comprises receiving means (5) for a plurality of optical disks (D), playback means (7) for an optical disk (D), selector means (T) for selecting an optical disk (D) to be played back, and handling means (6) for withdrawing an optical disk from the receiving means and transferring it to the playback means (7), as well as for withdrawing it from the playback means (7) and re-placing it into its respective receiving means (5). The electronic-mechanical apparatus (1) further comprises a ionizing means (10) for trapping any dust, a programmable electronic control unit (14), and a scanner (18).
|Media flow bridging device and media service system|| 20070297429 || 20071227 |
| A media flow bridging device includes a control module for receiving control message, performing media negotiation and controlling service process; and an RTP module connected with the control module, for processing RTP protocols and transferring media flows. A system for media service includes: a control device for processing signaling and controlling service process; a media resource device connected with the control device, for providing media resource; and a media flow bridging device connected with the control device and the media resource device, wherein the media resource device transfers media flow to or from a device exterior to the system via the media flow bridging device. The invention can achieve functions such as operator quality control, automatic manual service switch, automatic service switch and etc. in a...|
|Data communication apparatus and computer product|| 20070297453 || 20071227 |
| A host computer in a communication system measures a round trip time (RTT) returned from a destination terminal when a connection is established on a virtual communication path on a network interface card (NIC) for each connection. When the RTT is larger than a predetermined threshold, the host computer starts storing transmission data in a retransfer buffer in an OS of the host computer, and transfers the transmission data to the NIC. When the RTT is smaller than the predetermined threshold, the host computer starts transferring the transmission data to the NIC and stores the transferred transmission data in a retransfer buffer in the NIC.
|Method and system for production of radioisotopes, and radioisotopes produced thereby|| 20070297554 || 20071227 |
| A system and method for the production of radioisotopes by the transmutation of target isotopic material bombarded by a continuous wave particle beam. An ion source generates a continuous wave ion beam, irradiating an isotope target, which is cooled by transferring heat away from the target at heat fluxes of at least about 1 kW/cm2.
|Method and device for controlling channel state information transferred by a first telecommunication device to a second telecommunication device|| 20070297576 || 20071227 |
| The present invention concerns a method for controlling channel state information transferred by a first telecommunication device to a second telecommunication device, the first telecommunication device determining information representative of the quality of the signals transferred between the first and second telecommunication devices. The method comprises the steps executed by the second telecommunication device of: determining a number of information representative of the quality of the signals transferred between the first and second telecommunication devices the first telecommunication device has to report as a channel state information, transferring the determined number to the first telecommunication device.
|Image forming apparatus|| 20070297823 || 20071227 |
| An image-forming apparatus has: a transfer belt transferring a sheet; an encoder outputting a pulse signal in response to a rotational motion of the transfer belt; a belt reference sensor detecting a belt reference mark provided on the transfer belt; a first accumulator measuring a rotational position of the transfer belt against the reference mark by counting a pulse signal; a storage unit storing a table of printing timing correction values for one rotational cycle of the transfer belt; a second accumulator generating a printing timing signal by shifting a phase of the pulse signal by a printing timing correction value read from the table; and a image-forming unit controlling ink heads to eject inks on the sheet in synchronization with the printing timing signal, wherein...|
|Image forming apparatus adjusting color taste of toner image|| 20070297824 || 20071227 |
| An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member, first toner image forming device of forming a first toner image by a first toner, second toner image forming device of forming a second toner image by a second toner, transferring device of transferring the first toner image on the image bearing member to a transferring medium, and electrostatically transferring the second toner image on the image bearing device so as to be overlaid on at least a portion of the first toner image transferred to the transferring medium, fixing device of mixing and fixing at least the first and second toner images on the transferring medium, and forming the mixed toner images on the transferring medium, detecting device of detecting the mixed toner images at least...|
|Transferring substrate, method for transferring substrate and method for fabricating flexible display using the same|| 20060288571 || 20061228 |
| A substrate transferring method and a method for fabricating a flexible display by using the same are disclosed. The method for transferring a substrate includes providing a glass substrate with a recess formed thereon, aligning a flexible substrate on the glass substrate, inserting the flexible substrate in the recess of the glass substrate, and transferring the flexible substrate-inserted glass substrate for a process. The flexible substrate is insertedly fixed in the recess of the glass substrate and transferred, or a process is performed thereon, so that the transfer method is simplified and the process stability can be obtained.
|Window refrigerator|| 20060288729 || 20061228 |
| A refrigerator having its heat exchanger outdoors. In one embodiment, a thermos is attached to the front of a window air conditioner. In another embodiment, the refrigerator has gated conduits to allow cold outdoor air into the refrigerator. The refrigerator has a compressor that circulates refrigerant in an auxiliary evaporator adjacent to the refrigerator compartment to freeze the water in the evaporator at night and to allow the ice to keep the refrigerator cold. In another embodiment, the refrigerator is combined with a heat pump such that the outdoor heat exchanger of the heat pump and the outdoor heat exchanger of the refrigerator are in close thermal contact. Another embodiment includes a heat pump having a second evaporator near the refrigerator compartment to cool the inside...|
|Thermal module incorporating heat pipe|| 20060289146 || 20061228 |
| A thermal module for dissipating heat generated by a heat source includes a heat pipe and a heat sink. The heat pipe includes a vaporized portion thermally connected to the heat source for collecting the heat, a condensed portion for receiving the heat transmitted from the vaporized portion, and a heat transferring portion connecting the vaporized portion and the condensed portion, cross-sectional areas of a transitional portion for connecting the vaporized portion and the heat transferring portion being gradually changed. The heat sink is thermally connected to the condensed portion for cooling the condensed portion.
|Heat exchange element and heat exchanger produced therewith|| 20060289152 || 20061228 |
| A heat exchange element is described having adjacent, heat-transferring, smooth walls (1) which, between each other, delimit flow channels (4) with preselected channel widths (B) for at least one fluid and are provided with undulations (6) which protrude on both sides and transversely relative to imaginary central planes (7), said undulations having preselected wavelengths (λ) as well as apexes (9a, 9b) with radii of curvature (R) and apex spacings (W) measured transversely relative to the central planes (7). According to the invention inequalities 0.1≦B/W≦0.55 and R≧1.2 B apply at least partially to ratios of channel width (B)/apex spacing (W) and channel width (B)/radius of curvature (R) (FIG. 2).
|Inclined carrier transferring apparatus|| 20060289306 || 20061228 |
| An inclined carrier transferring apparatus for use inline sputtering equipment. The inclined carrier transferring apparatus includes rollers and a guiding portion. The rollers transfer and support the bottom of a carrier. The guiding portion is installed diagonally with respect to the rollers, to support the top of the carrier in a non-contact manner.
|Image heating apparatus|| 20060289482 || 20061228 |
| An image heating apparatus is constituted by a coil unit, an image heating member, and a heat transfer member for transferring heat from the coil unit to the image heating member. The heat transfer member is disposed between an inner surface of the image heating member and the coil unit.
|Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with double pivot closure and single pivot frame ground|| 20060289602 || 20061228 |
| A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic use includes a proximal portion that is manipulated external to a patient to position an attached elongate shaft and end effector to a desired surgical site inside of the patient. An articulation joint pivotally attaches the end effector to the elongate shaft to give further clinical flexibility in reaching tissue at a desired angle. A closure tube assembly includes a multiple pivoting portion that overrides the articulation joint in order to distally translate to close the end effector yet pass over an articulated shaft. Thereby, additional clinical flexibility in positioning the end effector is achieved without losing the ability for separate closure and firing motions transferred by the shaft. Thereby, design flexibility is achieved by avoiding...|
|Methods and apparatus for user interaction with rfid cards|| 20060289657 || 20061228 |
| A non-contact storage device includes a housing, an antenna coupled to the housing, electronic circuitry coupled to the antenna, control electronics adapted to generate a control signal when at least one predetermined event has occurred between the electronic circuitry and the card reader, and a tactile sensation generator coupled to the housing and connected to the electronic circuitry. The housing is adapted to be contacted by a user. The electronic circuitry includes a data memory and a transceiver for transferring data between the memory and a card reader via the antenna. The tactile sensation generator is configured to generate a tactile sensation corresponding to the control signal. Accordingly, the tactile sensation is adapted to be felt by a user via the housing to thereby inform the...|
|System and method for producing character on interactive equipment|| 20060290536 || 20061228 |
| A system and method for producing a character are provided. A remote control device having a plurality of numeral keys and capable of inputting a plurality of values is used to issue a command representing one of the plurality of values and composed of a combination of the plurality of numeral keys to an interactive equipment. In the interactive equipment, a reference table is provided to provide a relationship between the plurality of values and a plurality of characters each corresponding to one thereof. By referring to the reference table, the value corresponding to the command can be converted to a corresponding character among the plurality of characters. Finally, the character can be displayed and thus produced on the interactive equipment.
|Recording method and recording apparatus|| 20060290720 || 20061228 |
| A recording method includes transferring recording data to a recording head having a nozzle array at a read timing for each of nozzle groups of the nozzle array according to information on misalignment of the nozzle array, and a driving the recording head for each of the groups for predetermined periods by inputting the transferred recording data. Each respective predetermined period includes a plurality of drive start timings for recording. One of the drive start timings is selected for each of the groups according to the information on the misalignment of the nozzle array.
|Ink-jet image forming apparatus and high resolution printing method|| 20060290732 || 20061228 |
| An ink-jet image forming apparatus and a high resolution printing method capable of printing with a higher resolution than an actual resolution of a print head include selecting Q or P, printing data corresponding to a first pixel row of printing data while transferring a print head along a main scanning direction, printing data corresponding to a following pixel row by transferring a printing medium along a sub scanning direction by a distance of (P−1)*X+X/Q, and printing data corresponding to the following pixel row by transferring the printing medium along the sub scanning direction by a distance of (N−P)*X+X/Q where N denotes the number of nozzles, P denotes an any number less than N, X denotes a distance between the nozzles, and Q denotes a multiple...|
|Image forming apparatus and image operating apparatus|| 20060290963 || 20061228 |
| Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including: a receiving unit to receive PDL data, an image manipulating unit to create bitmap data according to the PDL data, a memory unit to store the bitmap data, and when the PDL data contains a first password, a control unit to create a restriction information for the reuse of the bitmap data by referring to the first password and associates the restriction information with the bitmap data.
|Markup language edit method, record medium recording browser, and print system|| 20060290982 || 20061228 |
| To display an HTML document on a display (51), a browser interprets only display tags and ignores print tags. To interpret the tags and display the HTML document, the browser transmits a request for transferring four image files (A1, B1, C1, and D1) to a WWW server (40) and displays the image files on the display (51). When the user clicks on a print button displayed on the display (51) by the browser, the browser interprets tags used for print, transmits a request for transferring four image files (A2, B2, C2, and D2) to the WWW server (40), and prints the four image files on a printer (80).
|Method and apparatus for processing and dividing images into finished prints|| 20060290986 || 20061228 |
| The invention provides a method and apparatus for processing and setting individual image as one or more image pages; combining, transferring and dividing image pages into the final finished individual photos or cards. The present invention allows images to be selected and quantities of each image needed to be defined by a user. All images selected, including the number of copies of each image required, are processed to fit the required print size with over print areas on all sides of each image. Images are set up as one or more pages in an order. Adjacent images of a row in each image page are combined with required gap and centered to the page. Combined images are transferred to output by lines or in bands. Prints...|
|Optical element and exposure apparatus|| 20060291060 || 20061228 |
| An optical element is used for an exposure apparatus which is configured to illuminate a mask with an exposure light beam for transferring a pattern on the mask onto a substrate through a projection optical system and to interpose a given liquid in a space between a surface of the substrate and the projection optical system. The optical element includes a first anti-dissolution member provided on a surface of a transmissive optical element on the substrate's side of the projection optical system.
|Memory system and method of accessing memory chips of a memory system|| 20060291263 || 20061228 |
| A memory system and method is disclosed. In one embodiment, the memory system includes a memory controller and at least one memory module on which a certain number of semiconductor memory chips and connecting lines are arranged in a respectively specified topology. The connecting lines include first connecting lines forming transfer channels for a protocol based transfer of data and command signal streams from the memory controller to at least one of the memory chips on the memory module and from there to the memory controller, respectively. Second connecting lines are routed separately from the memory controller directly to at least one of the memory chips on the memory module for transferring select information to the at least one memory chip separately from the data and...|
|Block word line precharge circuit of flash memory device|| 20060291310 || 20061228 |
| A block word line precharge circuit that precharges a block word line connected to the gates of transistors, for transferring bias of global word lines to local word lines, respectively. During a precharge period of the block word line, a program voltage, a read voltage and a pass voltage are all shared. Accordingly, a precharge time of the block word line can be reduced.
|Optical disc apparatus|| 20060291346 || 20061228 |
| An optical disc apparatus includes a pause circuit for pausing data encoders upon receiving a pause signal so that a write operation may be paused without writing dummy data, thereby maintaining data succession. The optical disc apparatus also includes a circuit for accurately determining a write start location by referring to previously written data. A processor generates a pause signal when the amount of data in the optical drive apparatus data buffer is low, and removes the pause signal when additional data from a host is received. The processor may also automatically reduce the write speed of the optical disc apparatus upon a pause condition, thereby preventing the necessity for excessive pausing.
|Multi-layer optical disc and its manufacturing method|| 20060291366 || 20061228 |
| A kind of optical disc consists of the first layer, the second layer and the in-between layer, which lies between the first layer and the second layer. The first layer with its surface undulant includes material used to record information. The second layer with its surface basically flat includes material used to record information referring to the undulation of the first layer. The method to manufacture this optical disc comprises the steps of forming undulant first layer; forming the in-between layer on the surface of the first layer; and then forming the second layer. The first layer includes material used to record information, and the second layer includes material used to record information referring to the undulation of the first layer.
|Communication path redundancy protection systems and methods|| 20060291378 || 20061228 |
| Communication path redundancy protection systems and methods are disclosed. Multiple communication interfaces having a common address support communications on respective communication paths. One of the interfaces or communication paths is selected as an active interface or path for transferring communication traffic. In the event of a fault associated with the active interface or path, another one of the interfaces or paths is selected to become active. The common address allows redundant interfaces to appear as a single interface to other communication equipment, whereas the multiple interfaces provide redundant path protection using a single piece of communication equipment. When embodiments of the invention are implemented in a gateway router of a core communication network, for example, activity switches between redundant access paths have no effect on routing...|
|Apparatus and method for providing enhanced wireless communications|| 20060291402 || 20061228 |
| An apparatus and method for providing enhanced wireless communications, in which predetermined parameters are obtained by using an experiment in a wireless network environment to decrease traffic backoffs in real-time or increase traffic throughputs in non real-time, and the obtained parameters are used for access points and each station. The apparatus for providing enhanced wireless communications includes a storage unit for storing EDCA parameters and predetermined retrieval information corresponding to the EDCA parameters, the EDCA parameters decreasing traffic backoffs in real-time or increasing traffic throughputs in non real-time, a receiving unit for receiving information including at least one of access categories of data to be transmitted from each station connected to a network and a traffic load in real-time, a parameter retrieval unit for retrieving the...|
|Apparatus and method for performing fast handover|| 20060291424 || 20061228 |
| An apparatus and a method to perform a fast handover, capable of determining whether to change an internet protocol (IP) using an identification (ID) of an access router included in media independent information service (MIIS) information when a mobile node performs a fast handover in a heterogeneous wireless network. The apparatus to perform fast handovers includes: a signal-receiving unit to receive an MIIS signal; a subnet-change-determining unit to determine whether to perform a change of the subnet by referring to an access router ID included in the received MIIS signal; a trigger unit to perform a layer trigger depending upon the determination result of whether to perform a change of the subnet; and a handover performing unit to perform a handover according to the performed layer...|
|Apparatus and method for performing fast handover|| 20060291425 || 20061228 |
| An apparatus and a method to perform a fast handover that is capable of determining whether to switch an internet protocol (IP) using a received, unique code of an access router when a mobile node performs a fast handover in a wireless network. The apparatus to perform a fast handover includes a signal receiving unit to receive a signal, a subnet change determining unit to determine if a subnet change has occurred by referring to an access router identification (ID) included in the received signal, a trigger unit to perform a layer trigger depending upon the determination result as to whether a subnet change has occurred, and a handover performing unit to perform a handover according to the layer trigger.
|System for performing context-sensitive decisions about ideal communication modalities considering information about channel reliability|| 20060291580 || 20061228 |
| A system and method for identifying ideal channels for communications based on an analysis of communication channel reliability, communicating party preferences, and communicating party contexts is provided. The system attempts to optimize the utility of a communication based on inferred or directly accessed channel reliability data, communicating party preferences and communicating party contexts. Such optimization can be achieved using reliabilities, preferences and policies concerning handling the attempted contact based on a deterministic specification or through inferring reliability, context, content and task under uncertainty by employing decision-theoretic inferences. The methods may consider channels currently available as well as channels available at later times. Thus, the service can include automated rescheduling of communications based on a consideration of forecasts of reliability and availability. The approach may include the...|
|Method for converting non copy protected data into copy protected data|| 20060291651 || 20061228 |
| generating, at said third network location (2), said copy protected data by embedding said content data into modified data structures being implied by said modified data structure data and/or by replacing said controlling data by said modified controlling data.
|Image forming apparatus|| 20060291884 || 20061228 |
| An image forming apparatus that includes: a reading unit; an image forming unit that forms an image on a sheet; a fixing unit; a mode selecting unit that selects a first mode from plural modes, in the first mode of which a document is read by the reading unit and the image is formed by the image forming unit; a temperature controlling unit that controls a temperature of the fixing unit to be one of a fixing state a standby state and a sleep state; a sleep transferring unit that transfers to the sleep state; and a switching unit that switches the fixing unit to the standby state on selecting the first mode. The temperature is controlled to transfer to the standby state on switching to...|
|Image forming apparatus|| 20060291901 || 20061228 |
| An image forming apparatus including: a conveyance unit including a belt member stretched across at least a drive roller and a driven roller and conveys a recording medium and a casing that axially supports the drive roller and the driven roller; a body frame disposed with an image carrier for transferring an image to the recording medium; and a cover to which the conveyance unit is attached, is pivotably attached to the body frame, and opens/closes off the image carrier. A first regulating portion against which an annular member placed on a shaft portion of the drive roller abuts when the cover pivots toward the body frame to close off the image carrier and a second regulating portion with which an engagement portion formed in the...|
|Feed supplement compositions|| 20060292278 || 20061228 |
| A process for the preparation of thermostable, discrete, solid particles containing lactoferrin embedded in a protein- and/or starch-based carrier matrix by mixing the carrier matrix, lactoferrin and an optional internal lubricant in a horizontal screw extruder, extruding and cutting said mixture into pieces and optionally drying said pieces as well as their use as food or animal feed supplements.
|Image forming apparatus and image forming method|| 20060292470 || 20061228 |
| Provided is an image forming apparatus containing a latent electrostatic image bearing member, a latent electrostatic image forming unit configured to form a latent electrostatic image on the latent electrostatic image bearing member, a developing unit configured to develop the latent electrostatic image using a toner to form a toner image, and a transferring unit configured to transfer the toner image on a recording medium, wherein a surface of the toner is coated with an external additive containing fine particles having an average particle diameter Da of 100 nm to 300 nm, and a value obtained by dividing an average F of non-electrostatic adhesion between the toner and the latent electrostatic image bearing member by a product of volume average particle diameter of the toner Dt...|
|System and method for applying spacer elements|| 20060292479 || 20061228 |
| A method comprising transferring first liquid toner having one or more spacer elements to a first discharged portion of the photoconductor drum to form a first image on the photoconductor drum and transferring the first image to a substrate is provided.