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|Compositions and methods utilizing fibrin beta chain fragments|| 20120289467 || 20121115 |
| A composition including a peptide sequence of the formula βX1-X2, the peptide sequence corresponding to an amino acid sequence of a fibrin beta chain fragment of a Bbeta chain of fibrinogen, wherein X1 represents an N-terminal end of the peptide sequence, and X2 represents a C-terminal end of the peptide sequence, wherein the peptide sequence includes additional amino acids between X1 and X2, wherein the peptide sequence may contain a non-naturally occurring amino acid residue, wherein the peptide sequence is other than a wild-type β15-42 monomer sequence per se, and wherein the peptide sequence is other than (β15-66)2 dimer having two chains with each chain limited to wild type amino acids β15-65 and each chain further including a non-naturally occurring Gly at position 66 of each...|
|Stable solid formulation of a gc-c receptor agonist polypeptide suitable for oral administration|| 20120213846 || 20120823 |
| Solid, stable formulations of linaclotide suitable for oral administration are described herein as are methods for preparing such formulations. The formulations described herein contain a polypeptide consisting of the amino acid sequence Cys Cys Glu Tyr Cys Cys Asn Pro Ala Cys Thr Gly Cys Tyr (“linaclotide”) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The linaclotide formulations described herein are stable and have a sufficient shelf life for manufacturing, storing and distributing the drug.
|Protein having affinity for immunoglobulin, and immunoglobulin-binding affinity ligand|| 20120208234 || 20120816 |
| An object of the present invention is to create a novel engineered Protein A ligand having better antibody dissociation properties in the presence of an acid than conventional engineered Protein A ligands and a further object of the present invention is to create a novel engineered Protein A ligand having higher alkali resistance. The present invention is to provide a protein having an affinity for an immunoglobulin, including an amino acid sequence derived from any of E, D, A, B and C domains of Protein A, wherein at least one Gly residue in the amino acid sequence is replaced with an amino acid other than Ala, and the protein has a lower affinity for an Fab region of an immunoglobulin than a protein including an amino...|
|Expression of thrombin variants|| 20120164129 || 20120628 |
| One aspect of the invention contemplates a mutant E-WE thrombin precursor that contains the SEQ ID NO:1 amino acid residue sequence. Another aspect contemplates a thrombin precursor that contains the amino acid residue sequence Asp/Glu-Gly-Arg at positions 325, 326 and 327 based on the preprothrombin sequence. A third aspect contemplates a thrombin precursor that contains the SEQ ID NO:1 amino acid residue sequence as well as the amino acid residue sequence Asp/Glu Gly Arg at positions 325, 326 and 327 based on the preprothrombin sequence. Also contemplated is a composition that contains an effective amount of mutant thrombin dissolved or dispersed in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. A method is also disclosed for enhancing treating and preventing thrombosis in a mammal in need using that composition.
|Thermostable 1,5-anhydroglucitol dehydrogenase, and method for measurement of 1,5-anhydroglucitol by using the same|| 20120094320 || 20120419 |
| A protein comprising an amino acid sequence having at least one mutation selected from a Gly-4 to Ala mutation, a Glu-6 to His mutation, a Ser-14 to Thr mutation, an Ala-37 to Thr or Arg mutation, a Pro-50 to Gln mutation, a Glu-67 to Gly mutation, an Asp-80 to Tyr mutation, a Val-93 to Met mutation, an Arg-156 to Pro mutation, a Leu-164 to Met mutation, an Asn-202 to Asp mutation, a Thr-235 to Ala mutation, an Asn-348 to Tyr mutation, a Gly-362 to Arg mutation and a Val-473 to Ala mutation in the amino acid sequence depicted in SEQ II NO:4. (2) A thermostable protein which comprises an amino acid sequence derived from the amino acid sequence having at least one variation described in (1)...|
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| Website browsing system, server and client terminal|| 20110016403 || 20110120 |
| Web contents prepared for browsing by a PC is converted into an image showing a view when the webpage is browsed using a PC. Pieces of UI information are extracted from the web contents and XY coordinate values of each piece of UI information are acquired. This information indicates positions where the pieces of UI information are arranged on the image. A mobile terminal displaying the image controls these pieces of UI information. Accordingly, web contents for a PC are rapidly browsed and operated on a mobile terminal and so on, without deterioration in design of the web contents.
| Methods and apparatus for providing data distribution that supports auditing|| 20110016229 || 20110120 |
| The invention is directed to techniques for providing data distribution that supports auditing. Accordingly, a data communications device receives data from a data provider, the data containing label information. The data communications device filters the data based on the label information contained in the data. Next, the data communications device associates token information with the data whereby the token information enables later audits of transmission of the data traveling through the data communications device. Finally, the data communications device transmits the data and the token information toward a data receiver. Filtering of the data results in certain data being removed and/or directed to a specific data receiver based on labels within the data. The data communications device also inserts a signature into the token in order...|
| Method and apparatus for realizing message service|| 20110016190 || 20110120 |
| A method for realizing message service is provided, and the method includes: receiving, from a receiving terminal, a response message of the transmission failure of a message of the first type ; generating, according to the response message, a message of the second type to be retransmitted by means of the flash short message; and transmitting the message of the second type to the receiving terminal. Correspondingly, an apparatus for realizing the message service is also provided. The present disclosure may upgrade the success rate of the message transmission of the MSC, thereby improving the satisfactory degree of the customer as well as the service quality of the operator.
| Performance metadata for media|| 20110016120 || 20110120 |
| Systems and methods for generating and using performance metadata associated with a media piece (e.g., music or video) are provided. An electronic device can monitor a user's workout performance while playing a particular media piece. Workout performance may include the user's rate of motion and/or one or more physiological metrics of the user. Based on the user's workout performance, the electronic device can create new or modify existing performance metadata associated with the media piece. In some embodiments, the performance metadata based on a particular user's workout performance in response to a media piece may be combined with collective performance metadata based on the workout performances of multiple users in response to the media piece. The combined performance metadata may then be stored as new collective...|
| Integrated approach for deduplicating data in a distributed environment that involves a source and a target|| 20110016095 || 20110120 |
| One aspect of the present invention includes a configuration of a storage management system that enables the performance of deduplication activities at both the client (source) and at the server (target) locations. The location of deduplication operations can then be optimized based on system conditions or predefined policies. In one embodiment, seamless switching of deduplication activities between the client and the server is enabled by utilizing uniform deduplication process algorithms and accessing the same deduplication index (containing information on the hashed data chunks). Additionally, any data transformations on the chunks are performed subsequent to identification of the data chunks. Accordingly, with use of this storage configuration, the storage system can find and utilize matching chunks generated with either client- or server-side deduplication.
| Probabilistic decision making system and methods of use|| 20110016067 || 20110120 |
| Embodiments of this invention comprise modeling a subject's state and the influence of training scenarios, or actions, on that state to create a training policy. Both state and effects of actions are modeled as probabilistic using Partially Observable Markov Decision Process (POMDP) techniques. The POMDP is well suited to decision-theoretic planning under uncertainty. Utilizing this model and the resulting training policy with real world subjects creates a surprisingly effective decision aid for instructors to improve learning relative to a traditional scenario selection strategy. POMDP provides a more valid representation of trainee state and training effects, thus it is capable of producing more valid recommendations concerning how to structure training to subjects.
| Method and apparatus for management of electronic receipts on portable devices|| 20110016007 || 20110120 |
| A system for managing electronic receipts is provided. According to one aspect, the system includes a portable device, a base device, a user device and an electronic receipts administration system. The electronic receipts administration system provides the base device with the appropriate data to allow the base device to generate, store and manage electronic receipts accordingly. A user uses the portable device to conduct a transaction with the base device. The base device uses a variety of information to generate an electronic receipt for the transaction. Such information includes, for example, information stored on the portable device, information stored locally on the base device and information stored on another device such as an electronic cash register. The electronic receipt is then stored on the portable device....|
| Automated media and content reporting system for broadcast media|| 20110015968 || 20110120 |
| A reporting system for transmission broadcast media automatically monitors content distribution by media outlets and their delivery model, and identifies content and locates corresponding royalty arrangements and rights holders. Accordingly, royalty transactions can be minimized as superior rights holders can be directly compensated based on distribution models, private royalty agreements and statutory considerations. IN some embodiments superior rights holders such as a publisher can be compensated directly forgoing compensating intermediaries or inferior rights holders or performing rights organizations. Thus, the disclosed arrangements can calculate compensation amounts superior rights holder and a deduction amount for the compensation due to the inferior rights holder. Payment instructions for the payment amount to the superior rights holder are accordingly issued, and the payment instructions are reported to the inferior rights...|
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| System and method for efficient laser processing of a moving web-based material|| 20110015927 || 20110120 |
| An automatic speech recognition system recognizes user changes to dictated text and infers whether such changes result from the user changing his/her mind, or whether such changes are a result of a recognition error. If a recognition error is detected, the system uses the type of user correction to modify itself to reduce the chance that such recognition error will occur again. Accordingly, the system and methods provide for significant speech recognition learning with little or no additional user interaction.
| Method for manufacturing and testing the functionality in manufacturing|| 20110015887 || 20110120 |
| A method is proposed for manufacturing and testing of complex products, in particular motor vehicles in series production, wherein all the data for the individual manufacturing stations in the manufacturing line is stored in a central computer. In this case, different models are manufactured on the manufacturing line, such that the correspondingly configured data is provided at each manufacturing and test station for this model, after identification of the model. A technical test is carried out in conjunction with the manufacturing installation by monitoring the vehicle functions or else the equipment for their function. An attributive test is carried out by the worker at the manufacturing stations, with all the recorded test data being supplied to the central computer for central evaluation, and with the data...|
| Spinal fixation tool set and method|| 20110015678 || 20110120 |
| A tool set for implanting a rod in a human spine in conjunction with bone screws includes a pair of end guide tools that receive opposite ends of the rod in channels and under manipulation by a surgeon facilitate transport of the rod toward the bone screws attached to the guide tools. Each end guide tool includes a laterally extending, rigid, rod holding structure located near a bottom surface thereof. Intermediate guide tools having pass-through slots are utilized to guide the rod to the bone screws at intermediate locations. For bone screw implantation, the end guide tools and intermediate guide tools are assembled with a driver. The driver is coaxial with the respective guide tool and rotatingly mateable thereto. The driver includes a stem and a...|
| Direct stream hydrodynamic catheter system|| 20110015564 || 20110120 |
| A direct stream hydrodynamic catheter system is provided for the removal of thrombus, lesions and the like including provisions for the infusion of drugs, lysing fluids and the like into a blood vessel. Physician controlled high powered direct fluid jet streams emanate from a fluid jet emanator in the form of robust radially directed fluid jet streams to impinge upon and ablate difficult and strong thrombus or lesions within a blood vessel. Effluent aspiration is controlled by an exhaust regulator in the form of a roller pump, but effluent removal can be assistingly influenced by the fluid pressure associated with the radially directed fluid jet streams.
| Method and apparatus for treating a diseased nail|| 20110015549 || 20110120 |
| A diseased nail is treated using electromagnetic radiation and/or other forms of energy that are applied to the diseased area to eliminate, substantially eliminate or effectively reduce the source of disease in the nail. A sensor can be used to ensure proper placement of an applicator that applies the energy to the diseased area of the nail. A temperature monitor can be employed to monitor changes or temperature levels and then adjust the energy application accordingly. In additional, manual forms of adjustment can be used to control the application of energy.
| Use of a supported catalyst containing precious metal for oxidative dehydrogenation|| 20110015446 || 20110120 |
| The use of a supported noble metal catalyst obtainable by applying a sparingly soluble noble metal compound to a support from solution or suspension, and subsequently treating thermally, for preparing olefinically unsaturated carbonyl compounds.
| Process for the preparation of primary alkyl glycerol ethers useful as biofuel additive from glycerol|| 20110015447 || 20110120 |
| The present invention provides a process for the preparation of biofuels or biofuel additives from glycerol. More particularly, it provides a process for the preparation of glycerol-ethers by etherification of glycerol with an alcohol in the presence of solid acid catalyst.
| Process to prepare ethylene amines|| 20110015439 || 20110120 |
| The present invention relates to a process to prepare ethylene amines by the amination of ethylene oxide, ethylene glycol or ethanolamine in the presence of a catalyst, comprising a step wherein methylamine and/or ethylamine are removed from the reaction effluents.
| Process for producing glycidol|| 20110015414 || 20110120 |
| The present invention relates to a process for producing glycidol from glycerol carbonate by subjecting the glycerol carbonate to decarboxylation reaction in the presence of a solvent containing no active hydrogen. In the process, glycidol can be produced from glycerol carbonate as a raw material of the glycidol with a high selectivity.
| Novel use of scoparone|| 20110015410 || 20110120 |
| Disclosed herein are a pharmaceutical composition for inhibiting the proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells, which contains scoparone as an active ingredient, the use of scoparone for inhibiting the proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells and a method for inhibiting the proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells using scoparone. According to the disclosed invention, it has been found that scoparone can inhibit the proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells by increasing the activity of AMPK. Accordingly, scoparone can be advantageously used as an active ingredient' in drugs for inhibiting the proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells, particularly preventing or treating blood vessel restenosis.
| Blend of polyester and polycarbonate having transparency and heat resistance|| 20110015348 || 20110120 |
| A polyester/polycarbonate blend having superior transparency and heat resistance which is useful for producing transparent polyester articles is disclosed. The blend of polyester and polycarbonate includes (a) polyethyleneterephthalate (PET) prepared with terephthalic acid component and ethylene glycol component, or copolymerized polyethyleneterephthalate prepared with terephthalic acid component and ethylene glycol component, and further copolymerized with 1 to 10 mol % of isophthalic acid, cyclohexane dimethanol (CHDM), di-ethylene glycol and/or alkylene glycol of 3 to 6 carbon atoms component with respect to acid or diol components; (b) polycarbonate (PC); and (c) CHDM modified PET prepared with 20 to 80 mol % CHDM with respect to diol components, wherein the amount of the PC is 10 to 60 wt % with respect to the mixture of (a) PET...|
| Phytol as a cholesterol lowering agent|| 20110015278 || 20110120 |
| Phytol (3,7,11,15-Tetramethyl-2-hexadecen-1-ol), or derivates thereof, of natural or synthetic origin are used as active ingredient in formulations to lower serum levels of triglycerides and/or cholesterol. Phytol can be administered to patients with disease conditions related to increased levels of cholesterol or triglycerides such as type II diabetes, obesity or other patients in risk of cardiovascular diseases due to elevated cholesterol levels. Phytol can also be administered to healthy individuals to maintain normal levels of serum cholesterol.
| Novel niddm regimen|| 20110015270 || 20110120 |
| The present invention relates to the use of a short-acting oral hypoglycemic agent and to a novel regimen in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in which the endogenous secretion of insulin is stimulated in connection with meals by administering in connection with the meals a short-acting oral hypoglycaemic agent. Also, the present invention relates to a method of achieving significantly improvement in the glycaemic control by a combined use of repaglinide and metformin in NIDDM patients poorly controlled on metformin alone.
| Systems and methods for treating human inflammatory and proliferative diseases, with a combination of compounds, or a bifunctional compound, that provides fatty acid metabolism and glycolysis inhibition|| 20110015262 || 20110120 |
| Methods and compositions for treating inflammatory and proliferative diseases, enabling treatment of MDR tumor cells by using combination of compounds, or a bifunctional compound, that inhibits both fatty acid metabolism and glycolysis. In particular, the invention combines or links a glycolysis inhibitor that is, or that is derived from, hypoglycin A (also referred to as hypoglycine A) and a fatty acid metabolism inhibitor. Preferably, the invention provides bifunctional compounds that link a moiety having the functionality of an oxirane carboxylic acid compound to a moiety having the functionality a hypoglycin A derivative. In specific embodiments, the invention provides a bifunctional compound that links a moiety having the functionality of etomoxir to a moiety having the functionality of hypoglycin A.
| Anti-malarial pharmaceutical composition|| 20110015260 || 20110120 |
| The invention provides pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment and prophylaxis of malaria, comprising artemether and a medium chain triglyceride formulated for transmucosal sublingual, buccal or nasal delivery, especially by a spray. Also provided are delivery devices containing the compositions.
| Treatment of energy utilization disease|| 20110015226 || 20110120 |
| Described are compositions comprising imino sugar acids for the treatment of energy utilization disease (e.g. metabolic syndrome, including any disease or disorder associated therewith, for example central obesity, elevated levels of triglycerides and diabetes, including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance), processes for producing said compositions from various plant sources, together with various products, compounds, compositions, medical uses and methods based thereon.
| Azetidinyl diamides as monoacylglycerol lipase inhibitors|| 20110015170 || 20110120 |
| wherein Y, Z, R1, and s are defined herein.
| Azetidinyl diamides as monoacylglycerol lipase inhibitors|| 20110015171 || 20110120 |
| wherein Y, Z, R1, and s are defined herein.
| Use of one or more of glycyrrhizic acid for reducing the irritating action of surfactants in cosmetic compositions|| 20110015143 || 20110120 |
| The present invention relates to the use of an agent to combat and reduce the irritating action of primary surfactants in compositions to be applied to the skin for care or cleansing of the face and body, characterized in that said agent is chosen from Cone or more salts of glycyrrhizic acid, such as monoammonium glycyrrhizinate (MAG) and dipotassium glycyrrhizinate (DPG).
| Method for preparing gynostemma pentaphyllum extract with increasing damulin a and damulin b contents, and pharmaceutical compositions of the same for treating metabolic disease|| 20110015142 || 20110120 |
| Disclosed is an AMPK activating material used for improving and treating metabolic syndrome, in which AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) is a main enzyme for regulating an energy sensor and lipid/glucose metabolism in the body. The activation of AMPK inhibits the synthesis of fat and cholesterol, and accelerates the reduction of body fat and blood glucose, thereby improving obesity, diabetes, and hyperlipidaemia. The disclosed AMPK activating material contains, as active ingredients having an improving and treating effect on metabolic syndrome, including obesity, diabetes, and hyperlipidaemia, a novel compound 2α,3β,12β-trihydroxydammar-20(22)-E,24-diene-3-O-[β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→)-β-D-glucopyranoside], named Damulin A, and a novel compound 2α,3β,12β-trihydroxydammara-20,24-diene-3-O-[β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→)-β-D-glucopyranoside], named Damulin B. Herein, the contents of damulin A and damulin B (as active indicator ingredients for AMPK activation) can be increased by treating a Gynostemma pentaphyllum extract with high...|
| Novel semi-synthetic glycopeptides as antibacterial agents|| 20110015119 || 20110120 |
| Semi-synthetic glycopeptides having antibacterial activity are described, in particular, the semi-synthetic glycopeptides described herein are made by chemical modification of a glycopeptide (Compound A, Compound B, Compound H or Compound C) or monosaccharide made by hydrolyzing the disaccharide moiety of the amino acid-4 of the parent glycopeptide in acidic medium to give the amino acid-4 monosaccharide; conversion of the monosaccharide to the amino-sugar derivative; acylation of the amino substituent on the amino acid-4 amino-substituted sugar moiety on these scaffolds with certain acyl groups; and conversion of the acid moiety on the macrocyclic ring of these scaffolds to certain substituted amides. Key reaction is the treatment of properly protected intermediate compound with isocyanate. Also provided are methods for the synthesis of the compounds, pharmaceutical compositions containing the...|
| 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...|
| Information security apparatus, security system, and method for preventing leakage of input information|| 20090328204 || 20091231 |
| Provided are an information security apparatus and a security system which prevent eavesdropping on input information input by an input device and identify eavesdroppers. In information security apparatus 1, key input interface unit 106 which is an interface for inputting secret information returns a decoy key input value when receiving a read access from unprotected domain 1011. Payment-processing company 4, which judges whether it is possible or not to use a service such as electronic payment-processing, instructs, to the information security apparatus 1, an immediate value to be used as the decoy key input value when performing an authentication. Accordingly, a person who attempts to eavesdrop on the input from key input unit 107 acquires the decoy key input value. If the decoy key input value...|
| Method and apparatus to perform security and vulnerability testing of protocols|| 20090328190 || 20091231 |
| Flaws in information security infest modern software, and pervasive computing has made network systems vulnerable. Information security is constantly endangered by errors in protocol implementations. Testing a protocol implementation for errors directly from a network where a device implementing the protocol resides limits the coverage of protocols tested. In contrast, testing protocols from an access network that internetworks a customer premises with one or more service networks greatly expands the coverage of protocols tested. Accordingly, a method and corresponding apparatus are provided to test from the access network, testing both service network devices and customer premises devices, and the protocols implemented on those devices.
| Licensing protected content to application sets|| 20090328134 || 20091231 |
| The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for licensing protected content to application sets. Embodiments of the invention permit a local machine to increase its participation in authorizing access to protected content. For example, an operating system within an appropriate computing environment is permitted to determine if an application is authorized to access protected content. Thus, the application is relieved from having to store a publishing license. Further, authorization decisions are partially distributed, easing the resource burden on a protection server. Accordingly, embodiments of the invention can facilitate more robust and efficient authorization decisions when access to protected content is requested.
| Contextual media content placement|| 20090328113 || 20091231 |
| Advertisements and other media content may be placed with or in content items according to contextual information relating to particular portions of the content. For example, advertisements may be matched to products shown in a movie, lyrics used in a song or places named in a work of literature. The contextual information may be defined in a contextual data track of the content item similar to video tracks for video and audio tracks for audio. Accordingly, a content provider or a viewing device may, prior to or during play of a content item, automatically request advertisements or other media content based at least in part on the contextual information stored in the contextual data track of the content item. In one or more arrangements, contextual data...|
| Installing a management agent with a virtual machine|| 20090328030 || 20091231 |
| A management service can install one or more third-party agents and any number of customizations for an operating system/virtual machine at the same as the system/machine is installed. In one implementation, a management service places (e.g., from a remote location) an operating system/virtual machine image in a mounting location. Before installing the corresponding system (OS or virtual machine), the management service also inserts one or more third-party agents into the image, as well as any number or type of policies and customizations. The management service then directs installation of the combined image (including rules, policies, and customizations) so that the operating system, third-party agents, and provided customizations, are all installed together during the same installation process. Accordingly, the management service allows for agents to reliably and...|
| Software portal system for providing relation information of software and data format and method of operating the same|| 20090328029 || 20091231 |
| A software portal system for providing relation information of software and a data format, and a method of operating the same are provided. To provide software by downloading or service simultaneously with relation information between software and software, software and a data format, and data formats, the software portal system includes a relation information management unit and a web service providing unit. The relation information system defines a relation of software and a data format to constitute and manage relation information of the software and the data format. The web service providing unit acquires and provides the relation information of the software managed by the relation information management unit when the software is provided by downloading or service, and acquires and provides the relation information of...|
| Using visual landmarks to organize diagrams|| 20090327954 || 20091231 |
| The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for using visual landmarks to organize diagrams. Embodiments of the invention facilitate using visual landmarks to organize elements within a diagram. Elements of a diagram can be arranged in accordance with configurable defined properties of visual landmarks to provide some degree of layout structure within the diagram. Accordingly, embodiments of the invention provide a user experience that provides some structure but retains the flexibility of free form editing. Users can customize visual landmarks to cause the visual landmarks to exhibit desired behavior.
| Communication authentication|| 20090327719 || 20091231 |
| Systems and methods that establish trust between a receiver (e.g., a user) and a sender of a message by authenticating such sender through demonstration of knowledge for a shared secret—yet without revealing such secret. A messaging component can convey messages as directed by the shared secret to communication systems that are under control of the user. Accordingly, the user can readily determine that the sender of the message is what such sender claims to be, since the sender has demonstrated a knowledge of the shared secret by sending the message to the communication system as determined by the user. Moreover, by not actually revealing the shared secret during communication, robustness of the secret is typically ensured.
| Account management system, root-account management apparatus, derived-account management apparatus, and program|| 20090327706 || 20091231 |
| A root-account management apparatus generates an electronic signature based on a survival condition and a secret key when an authentication result of a user of a client apparatus is proper, and transmits derived-account credence element information including the survival condition, the electronic signature and a public key certificate to a derived-account management apparatus. The derived-account management apparatus creates derived-account information which becomes valid when the survival condition is satisfied so that the derived-account information includes both the derived-account credence element information which becomes invalid when a validity term of the public key certificate expires and a biometric information template of the user which is valid regardless of this validity term. Accordingly, even if an authentication element as a root (public key certificate) becomes invalid, a derived...|
| Attested content protection|| 20090327705 || 20091231 |
| The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for protecting content. Embodiments of the invention permit a local machine increased participation in authorizing access to protected content. An operating system attests to a computing environment at a corresponding computer system. If the computing environment is one permitted to access protected content, the operating system is permitted to regulate further (e.g., application) access to protected content in accordance with a procreation policy. As such, authorization decisions are partially distributed, easing the resource burden on a content protection server. Accordingly, embodiments of the invention can facilitate more robust and efficient authorization decisions when access to protected content is requested.
| Method for payload encryption of digital voice or data communications|| 20090327703 || 20091231 |
| A security platform or network for transmitting end-to-end encrypted voice or data communications between at least a first digital device and a second device is disclosed. The network includes a network portal for registering the first digital device and the second device. The portal provides the first digital device and second device with at least first and second keys and receives requests from each device to communicate with each other. The portal searches for and receives authorization from the called device to set up a secure session with the calling device. The portal receives encrypted messages from the devices, decrypts the encrypted messages with the keys provided to the devices, and re-encrypts the received messages. The portal sends the re-encrypted messages to the other device. Accordingly,...|
| Command reorderable memory controller|| 20090327623 || 20091231 |
| A memory controller includes a plurality of bus interfaces and a memory controller core configured to control a command and data issued from the plurality of bus interfaces and to write or read the command and the data into and from the memory. The memory controller core includes a command control unit configured to receive a plurality of commands issued from the plurality of bus interfaces and to reorder and store the plurality of commands and a write data control unit configured to receive a plurality of pieces of write data issued from the plurality of bus interfaces in a sequence that the command control unit receives the write commands and to output the write data based on the reordered result of the command control unit....|
| Clustering device for flash memory and method thereof|| 20090327592 || 20091231 |
| Disclosed are a clustering device for a flash memory and a method thereof. The clustering device for a flash memory in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention can gather pages having similar update times and perform a write operation of the pages in a same block. Accordingly, the writing performance of the flash memory can be improved and the lifetime of the flash memory can be increased.
| Data management method for flash memory and storage system and controller using the same|| 20090327585 || 20091231 |
| A data management method a flash memory storage system and a controller using the same are provided. The data management method is used for accessing a flash memory of the flash memory storage system, wherein the flash memory includes a plurality of physical blocks and the physical blocks are grouped into a data area and a spare area. The data management method includes configuring a plurality of logical blocks for be accessed by a host. The data management method also includes dividing each physical block into a plurality of physical parts and mapping the logical blocks to the physical parts. The data management method further includes accessing the mapped physical parts according to the physical blocks to be accessed by the host. Accordingly, it is possible...|
| System and method for determining a bus address for a controller within a network|| 20090327540 || 20091231 |
| A system and a method for determining a bus address for a controller within a network are provided. The method includes coupling a first set of pins of a wire harness connector to a second set of pins of a PCB connector of the controller. The method further includes sampling voltages of a portion of the first set of pins of the PCB connector to determine a wire harness ID utilizing a microprocessor. The method further includes accessing a look-up table from a memory device to select the bus address for the controller using the wire harness ID utilizing the microprocessor. The look-up table includes a plurality of bus addresses correspondingly associated with a plurality of wire harness IDs. The method further includes storing the selected...|
| Application request routing and load balancing|| 20090327460 || 20091231 |
| An application request router that routes incoming application message to various servers in a network farm, even though the original network request itself does not directly specify which server is to handle the request. The application request routing module uses intra-farm routing policy and characteristics of the request itself to identify which of the servers is to handle the message and then dispatches the message to the appropriate server. This allows a user to reconfigure the network farm by reconfiguring the capabilities of the servers in the network farm, and then altering the routing policy accordingly to take advantage of the reconfigured network farm capabilities.
| Uncached data control in server-cached page|| 20090327404 || 20091231 |
| Dynamic processing markers for use with cached web pages. If a request for a cached web page is received at a server, the server can provide the cached web page to the client. However, if there are one or more processing markers associated with the cached page, the server may process the dynamic processing marker using information from the request. Potentially, the dynamic result of this processing may be provided with the cached web page to the client. Alternatively or in addition, the dynamic processing marker is provided to the client, whereupon the client provides the processing marker to another server that processes the marker. Accordingly, even cached web pages that are cached at the server side may cause appropriate processing by the server upon receiving...|
| Common block storage infrastructure|| 20090327367 || 20091231 |
| Common block storage infrastructure techniques are described in which files are created through interaction with a file system to reserve extents in a volume on behalf of volume storage drivers, which may form a driver stack that resides logically on top of the volume. The files protect the reserved extents within the volume for use by the volume storage drivers, such as to store metadata related to operations performed by the drivers. When reserved extents are created, a location of the reserved extents is communicated through the driver stack to a corresponding volume storage driver. Volume storage drivers may also be configured to discover their corresponding reserved extents and communicate these to upper-level drivers and components. Accordingly, when a volume storage driver manipulates data in the...|
| Price estimation of overlapping keywords|| 20090327329 || 20091231 |
| In this invention, systems and methods for providing a price estimate for two or more keywords are provided. More specifically, a price estimate is determined and provided when each keyword has terms in common, where each keyword includes one or more terms. For example, a first keyword (e.g., “car”) and a second keyword (e.g., “new car”) share a common word. Thus, the price estimate of these keywords will factor in the commonality between the keywords and provide a more accurate price estimate to the advertiser, when bidding on the keywords. A more accurate price estimate allows the advertiser to better estimate their advertising budget when factoring in the overlapping keyword traffic, and accordingly, bid on more keywords.
| Relationship serialization and reconstruction for entities|| 20090327225 || 20091231 |
| Systems and methods that enable relationship information to be carried along with the entity when serializing/deserializing entities among application tiers. A tracking component tracks information on relationships associated with an entity, and further enables users to perform subsequent change processing on the entity's relationship information. Accordingly, relationship information can be carried along with the entity such that database operation can be performed without requirement of additional information from the database (e.g., foreign key information that is part of associated graphs).
| Contemporaneously sharing resources targeted by a library|| 20090327221 || 20091231 |
| Computer-readable media, computer-readable media, computerized methods, and computer systems for acting on properties of multiple resources, which span disparate locations within a network, upon detecting an intuitive user-initiated operation are provided. Initially, a library is provided that includes a framework for contemporaneously accessing a collection of items within a scope thereof. Upon launching the library, representations of the scoped items are surfaced at a UI display. When the user-initiated operation is applied at one of the surfaced representations, properties of each of the scoped items are automatically manipulated. A library-configuration state, which reflects how the items are affected upon manipulating the properties thereof, may be updated upon implementing the manipulation. Accordingly, if the scope of the library is subsequently extended to encompass another item outside the...|
| Price estimation of overlapping keywords|| 20090327162 || 20091231 |
| In this invention, systems and methods for providing a price estimate for two or more keywords are provided. More specifically, a price estimate is determined and provided when each keyword has terms in common, where each keyword includes one or more terms. For example, a first keyword (e.g., “car”) and a second keyword (e.g., “new car”) share a common word. Thus, the price estimate of these keywords will illuminate the overlapping traffic between the keywords and provide a more accurate price estimate to the advertiser, when bidding on the keywords. A more accurate price estimate allows the advertiser to better estimate their advertising budget when factoring in the overlapping keyword traffic, and accordingly, bid on more keywords.
| Method and system for managing electronic bills|| 20090327110 || 20091231 |
| A method and system for managing electronic bills in an electronic device are provided. The method includes defining keywords of a short message; receiving the short message on the electronic device; determining whether the short message relates to the electronic bill; and extracting transaction data of the short message and generating a transaction record accordingly in response to a determination of the electronic bill.
| Ad targeting based on user behavior|| 20090327076 || 20091231 |
| In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, systems and methods for providing customized advertising content are provided. When a user is browsing a webpage, client script code embedded in the webpage monitors the user's mouse and keyboard activity, for example, the time it takes the user to click on a link, the time between clicks, etc. This data may then be compiled and sent to an ad server, which responds in real time by placing advertisements suitable to the user at that moment. By comparing the user's activity data to known behavioral data, one can estimate or predict the identity of the user and the user's state of mind, and deliver the advertisements accordingly. As more data is collected, the ad server may act dynamically...|
| Composition of analytics models|| 20090326885 || 20091231 |
| The composition of multiple analytical visual composition models into a single whole. A model importation mechanism allows a model author or other user import all or portions of other models. By so doing, the author might cause the following to be supplemented or changed in an existing analytics-driven model: 1) additional model input data as well to generate a supplemented set of model input data; 2) additional bindings between the supplemental set of model input data to the model parameters; 3) additional model parameters to generate a supplemental set of model parameters; and 4) additional analytical relationships between the supplemental set of model parameters. Accordingly, the author may borrow from models by other authors, allowing for effective collaboration in order to construct increasingly complex models.
| Analytical map models|| 20090326872 || 20091231 |
| Visual map items may each be constructed and placed in position using logic defined by a map view component corresponding to each visual item, where that logic may depend on one or more values populated into parameter(s) of the map view component. Some of those parameter values may correspond to known map model parameter values. Others, however, may have been solved for using a model that defines analytical relationships between the map model parameters. In one embodiment, which of the map model parameters are input variable, and which are output model variables, may not be predetermined. Accordingly, a solver might be prepared for multiple solve operation paths even using a single model. The map view composition process may be entirely data-driven, and may include a mechanism...|
| Robotic arms|| 20090326714 || 20091231 |
| A robotic arm of the “top following” type, which can advance into an environment is covered is covered by a sensorised skin. The arm can thus detect a parameter of the environment, and the shape can be adjusted accordingly.
| Audio watermarking technique for motion picture presentations|| 20090326690 || 20091231 |
| Audio watermarking of a motion picture film containing a DTS® sound track occurs by selectively deleting one or more identifiers that appear within the synchronizing codes in the sound track. Upon screening of the film by a projector a DTS® reader will send information to a DTS® CD player which can detect the absence of the identifier and generate the audio watermark accordingly.
| Trepan drill|| 20090326539 || 20091231 |
| A trepan drill that comprises a shaft that includes a clamping portion, and a head that comprises a substantially cylinder barrel shaped core bit and a distal end. The distal end includes a first tooth, a second tooth, and a third tooth that each respectively has a cutting edge. The teeth each have different axial teeth heights and are arranged alternatingly in a circumferential direction.
| Drug delivery methods and systems|| 20090326510 || 20091231 |
| Drug delivery methods and systems that include a determination of whether a cardiac condition is normal or abnormal, so that a drug may be administered in accordance with that determination. In one implementation, a drug delivery device may be controlled to reduce or stop the drug administration when a normal cardiac condition is detected. In another implementation, a patient monitoring device determines the duration that a cardiac condition is normal and provides an output indicative of the determination so that the patient may alter a therapy accordingly.
|Soft wiper|| 20080313843 || 20081225 |
| A soft wiper includes a pivotal connector, a pair of wiper strips, a pair of first resilient pieces, a pair of second resilient pieces, a pair of protecting covers, and a pair of end caps. The pivotal connector is pivotally connected to a wiper arm. The pivotal connector is configured to connect with the first resilient pieces, thereby forming a passage between the first resilient pieces for slidably receiving the wiper strips and the second resilient pieces therein. Each of the first and second resilient pieces is extended individually and independently. Accordingly, this provides the soft wiper with an appropriate softness, resiliency, and strength for support the wiper strips and lowering the jerk problem while the soft wiper wiping on a car windscreen.
|Impact resistant seat belt buckle|| 20080313871 || 20081225 |
| A buckle for a seat belt that resists unintentional unlatching when subjected to rapid acceleration or deceleration. The buckle assembly includes a female buckle and a removable male tongue plate. The female buckle includes a spring-loaded pawl that lockingly engages a slot in the removable tongue plate. The spring urges the pawl into locking engagement with the slot in the tongue plate. The present invention discloses a pawl-loading spring made from a material that resists elastic deformation when the buckle is subjected to a force perturbation such as the sudden acceleration or deceleration of the buckle that occurs during a crash. The spring material exhibits resistance to deformation when loaded at a high loading rate.
|Heat exchanger with enhanced air distribution|| 20080313905 || 20081225 |
| A complete refrigeration system (CRS) including at least one heat exchanger which is designed to occupy an irregular volume to reduce the overall profile of the CRS. The heat exchanger may be a condenser or an evaporator, and includes a substantially solid body made of a thermally conductive metal, plastic, or other material. A plurality of fluid and refrigerant passageways are defined substantially within the solid body for conducing fluid and refrigerant, respectively, through the solid body and facilitating the transfer of heat between the fluid and refrigerant. Also disclosed is a method wherein the spatial orientation of each passageway is optimized with respect to all of the other passageways and the walls of the solid body by determining the relative distance of each passageway from...|
|Clogging degree deciding method for dryer|| 20080313923 || 20081225 |
| A clogging degree deciding method for a dryer, which can accurately determine a clogging degree of an air passage, even when there is an influence of external environments, is disclosed. The clogging degree deciding method includes reading information as to clogging of an air passage, and displaying a clogging degree of an exhaust duct or a clogging degree of a filter in accordance with the read clogging information. The clogging information includes an ON/OFF duty ratio of a temperature control member. The displaying step includes comparing a difference between two ON/Off duty ratios finally stored with a filter-clogging determination reference value, and determining the clogging degree of the filter, based on a result of the comparison. Accordingly, it is possible to provide the clogging degrees of...|
|Peel-and-place pellet rodenticide delivery dispenser|| 20080313952 || 20081225 |
| A dispenser for poisoned bait having a tray and a correspondingly shaped sheet-like lid for sealing the tray with the bait placed therein during manufacture. The lid has a tear-off portion that allows the pest to access the bait while the remainder of the lid continues to cover the enclosed bait so that the user's potential for physical contact with the bait is minimized. The tray includes a gripping flange adjacent the enclosed portion of the tray that allows the user to securely grasp the dispenser and place it into position in a tight or difficult-to-reach space without risk of touching the bait.
|Polishing pad and production method thereof|| 20080313967 || 20081225 |
| There are provided a polishing pad which exhibits excellent polishing stability and excellent slurry retainability during polishing and even after dressing, can prevent a reduction in polishing rate effectively and is also excellent in an ability to flatten an substrate to be polished, and a method for producing the polishing pad. The method comprises dispersing water-soluble particles such as β-cyclodextrin into a crosslinking agent such as a polypropylene glycol so as to obtain a dispersion, mixing the dispersion with a polyisocyanate such as 4,4′-diphenylmethane diisocyanate and/or an isocyanate terminated urethane prepolymer, and reacting the mixed solution so as to obtain a polishing pad having the water-soluble particles dispersed in the matrix.
|Strategy for scheduling lnt regeneration|| 20080314022 || 20081225 |
| A lean NOX trap is a diesel exhaust aftertreatment system is selectively denitrated when a measure relating to NOX loading, remaining NOX storage capacity, or performance of the exhaust aftertreatment system or a portion thereof comprising the lean NOX trap reaches a critical value. The critical value is determined based in part on conduciveness of current conditions to regenerating the lean NOX trap. Accordingly, denitration is scheduled based on a balance between the urgency of the need to regenerate and conduciveness of current conditions to regeneration. The stopping point for regeneration can also be selected based on conduciveness of current conditions to regeneration. The method maintains exhaust aftertreatment performance while reducing regeneration fuel penalty.
|Method for operating a nitrogen oxide storage catalytic converter in a motor vechicle with consideration of regional fuel qualities|| 20080314030 || 20081225 |
| The fuel qualities for vehicles differ, for example, in Europe on a regional basis. This applies in particular to the sulphur content of the fuel. If vehicles with modern lean engines or with diesel engines which are equipped with nitrogen oxide storage-type catalytic converters in order to reduce the nitrogen oxide content in their exhaust gas pass through regions with a sulphur content in the fuel which is above the sulphur content which is specified for the vehicle, the engine controller will correspondingly frequently initiate desulphurization of the storage-type catalytic converter after the vehicle has been refuelled with this fuel. Any desulphurization entails an increased level of fuel consumption and greater ageing of the catalytic converter. It is proposed to avoid these adverse effects in that...|
|Capacity variable type rotary compressor and driving method thereof and driving method for air conditioner having the same|| 20080314053 || 20081225 |
| Also, by using a pilot valve which is economical and reliable, back pressure of the sliding valve can be speedily and accurately switched. Accordingly, the capacity variable device in accordance with the present invention can be widely used for a compressor or an air conditioner that should perform frequent cooling capability control, and efficiency degradation thereof can be prevented from occurring.
|Refrigerator|| 20080314066 || 20081225 |
| The present invention discloses a refrigerator including a refrigeration chamber which comprises an upper wall, a lower wall, two side walls and a rear wall connected to the upper wall, the lower wall and two side walls to form a receiving container surroundingly. The refrigeration chamber is provided therein with a baffle which has a distance of 0 to 10 mm from the rear wall of the refrigeration chamber. As the refrigerating chamber is provided with the baffle, vegetable and fruit etc. can be prevented from frostbiting due to directly contacting with the rear wall of the refrigeration chamber, and the temperature in the refrigeration chamber can be kept even.
|Cable lock|| 20080314094 || 20081225 |
| An improved cable lock that can adjust the length of a steel cable to snugly wind a target locking article mainly has a shell to house a winding means, a release means and a locking means. The steel cable has one end fastened to a latch head which can be inserted into the locking means. After the latch head is inserted and latched, the steel cable can still be retracted so that it can wind the targeted locking article snugly to facilitate operation of the cable lock.
|Apparatus for sensing parameters|| 20080314171 || 20081225 |
| Apparatus (2) for sensing parameters, which apparatus (2) comprises a housing (4), a plurality of sockets (6) in the housing (4), a sensor (8) in each of the sockets (6), first electrical contacts (10) on the sensor (8), and second electrical contacts (12) in each socket (6) at an end of the socket (6) remote from the sensor (8), and the apparatus (2) being such that: (i) the sensors (8) are for sensing different parameters; (ii) the sockets (6) are such that when they contain their sensors (8) then the sockets (6) are sealed from each other whereby a liquid caused to be present in a socket (6) consequent upon an operator error is unable to pass to the other sockets (6); (iii) the second electrical...|
|Printing quality control method and apparatus for printing press|| 20080314267 || 20081225 |
| A printing quality control method and apparatus are disclosed for an intaglio printing press including an intaglio cylinder which is supplied with ink, an impression cylinder opposing the intaglio cylinder, and holding a sheet which is supplied with the ink from the intaglio cylinder, and a motor for adjusting a printing pressure between the intaglio cylinder and the impression cylinder. The emboss amount of a printing product of printing by the intaglio printing press is measured by a face side distance measuring instrument and a reverse side distance measuring instrument, and the motor for adjusting the printing pressure between the intaglio cylinder and the impression cylinder is drivingly controlled based on the emboss amount measured.
|Pigment dispersants, their production process, and their use|| 20080314292 || 20081225 |
| A pigment dispersant contains (a) 5 to 30 wt % of aromatic and/or heterocyclic vinyl monomer units, (b) 10 to 30 wt % of monomer units having acid groups, (c) 40 to 80 wt % of (meth)acrylate ester monomer units, and (d) 5 to 30 wt % of monomer units having poly(C2-6-alkylene glycol) chains or mono(C1-22-alkyl)ether chains of said glycol, said poly(C2-6-alkylene glycol) chains or mono (C1-22-alkyl)ether chains having a number average molecular weight of from 150 to 1,500. A sum of the monomer units (a) to (d) amounts to 100 wt %. The pigment dispersant has an acid value of from 30 to 300 mgKOH/g, a number average molecular weight of from 5,000 to 30,000, and a content of organic compounds, boiling points of which...|
|O2 - controller|| 20080314385 || 20081225 |
| The invention relates to a device for the regulation of PEEP and FiO2 of a ventilator for achieving an arterial oxygen partial pressure in the blood of a mechanically ventilated patient. At reading which is representative of the success of the oxygen supply, i.e. the oxygen saturation of the blood is measured with the device, and assigned to one of three regions, which are defined by two characteristic lines. A first control loop is designed to optimise PEEP and FiO2 on assigning a reading to a region which demands a change of the settings, or to retaining the settings with an assignment to the normal region between the characteristic lines. This first control loop carries out such an optimisation at predefined temporal intervals on account of...|
|Skew compensation by changing ground parasitic for traces|| 20080314620 || 20081225 |
| According to embodiments, small holes or openings may be cut on or through the ground plane(s) adjacent to a selected trace line, so that C and L will be changed accordingly. Then phase velocity will also be changed. As a result, the flying time from one location or point to a different location or point of the transmission line will also be changed. This concept applies to a single trace. Similarly, this concept may be applied to one trace of a differential pair of traces (e.g., so that the two parts of the differential signal transmitted at one point in time at a location on the pair arrive at the same time at another location of the pair).
|Single motor electronic controlled wedge break system|| 20080314694 || 20081225 |
| A single motor electronic controlled wedge brake system of the invention includes: a mounting plate that is fastened to a carrier movably in the pressing direction of a disc rotor; a movable wedge that is supported by the base wedge that is movably installed to the mounting plate and contacts inner/outer pads to the disc rotor by a motor in braking; a correcting wedge that is in contact with a fixed wedge fixed to the mounting plate and supports the rear side of the base wedge; and an adjusting unit that includes a pinion nut that movably supports the correcting wedge, selectively applies reaction force to the correcting wedge, and corrects a gap when the inner/outer pads are worn by cooperation with the movable wedge.
|Single motor electro wedge brake system using solenoid mechanism for implementing additional functions|| 20080314695 || 20081225 |
| The present invention provides an electro wedge brake (EWB) system that implements a main braking function by using power generated by one motor. Further, the electro wedge brake system implements various additional functions such as a function for maintaining a set clearance of a pad, a Fail-Safe function, and an EPB function, by using that the forward movement of a push rod shaft screwed using a NSL (Non-Self Locking) type screw is restrained or released on the basis of ON/OFF control of the solenoid mechanism interlocked with the main braking function motor. Accordingly, since only one motor is used to generate power, it is possible to reduce the number of parts and to simplify the structure.
|Bell-band drive connection for disc brake|| 20080314703 || 20081225 |
| The invention relates to a braking disc comprising a braking band and a support bell. The band comprises first connecting means and the bell comprises second connecting means adapted to face the first connecting means. The disc further comprises coupling means, each of which is slidingly associated to one of either said first or said second connecting means and is adapted to alternatively take either a fastening position or a release position. When the coupling means are in said fastening position mutually fasten the band and the bell in the axial direction. On the other hand, when the coupling means are in said release position, they allow a mutual movement between the band and the bell in the axial direction.
|Gas cup assembly and damper having same|| 20080314706 || 20081225 |
| One expression of an embodiment of the invention is for a damper including a damper cylinder and a damper gas cup assembly. The damper gas cup assembly is disposed in, and is slidingly engagable with, the damper cylinder and includes a gas-and-liquid-impermeable damper gas cup and a liquid-permeable member. The damper gas cup has a central longitudinal axis and has an outwardly-facing first circumferential surface with a fully-circumferential first surface groove. The first surface groove is adapted to receive a first seal. The member is disposed outside, and is attached to, the damper gas cup and has an outwardly-facing second circumferential surface with a fully-circumferential second surface groove. The second surface groove is adapted to receive a second seal. Another expression of an embodiment of the...|
|Filtering device, in particular for fish basins|| 20080314810 || 20081225 |
| The energy that is required for this regulating process is therefore generated solely in a mechanical fashion by the overflowing water. As a result, the filtering capacity of known filtering devices can be improved, and they can be designed to be low-maintenance.
|Liquid dispensing device with a cap and a diaphragm|| 20080314855 || 20081225 |
| A liquid dispensing device comprising a hollow body having an opening in a lower end thereof for receiving liquid, and an integrated cap member arranged to sealingly close the body, said cap member comprising a resilient diaphragm which is deformable in a downwards direction. The device is suitable for use in automated apparatus.
|Method of producing lower alcohols from glycerol|| 20080315151 || 20081225 |
| A reactive-separation process converts glycerin into lower alcohols, having boiling points less than 200° C., at high yields. Conversion of natural glycerin to propylene glycol through an acetol intermediate is achieved at temperatures from 150° to 250° C. at pressures from 1 and 25 bar. The preferred applications of the propylene glycol are as an antifreeze, deicing compound, or anti-icing compound. The preferred catalyst for this process in a copper-chromium.
|Heat transfer fluid|| 20080315152 || 20081225 |
| A heat transfer fluid comprised of glycerin. A method of using the heat transfer fluid to heat or cool an object. A method of using the heat transfer fluid in a heating or cooling system to heat or cool a building.
|Method for producing conductive thermoplastic elastomer composition and conductive roller composed of same|| 20080315159 || 20081225 |
| A conductive thermoplastic elastomer composition including a continuous phase and first and second uncontinuous phases. The continuous phase and the first and second uncontinuous phases form a sea-island structure; and the first and second uncontinuous phases independently forming island structures. In this structure, the continuous phase contains a composition (A) which is a mixture of a thermoplastic elastomer and a thermoplastic resin; the first continuous phase contains a rubber component (B) containing at least one of diene rubber and ethylene-propylene-diene rubber; and the second continuous phase contains an ethylene oxide-propylene oxide-allyl glycidyl ether copolymer containing an anion-containing salt having a fluoro group and a sulfonyl group (component (C)).
|High-voltage metal-oxide-semiconductor transistor|| 20080315298 || 20081225 |
| A high-voltage metal-oxide-semiconductor (HV MOS) transistor is provided to form the decoder in a source driver of a display apparatus for substantially saving the layout area. The HV MOS transistor includes two doped regions with a first conductivity type disposed in a semiconductor substrate, and a gate region having a second conductivity type opposite to the first conductivity type on the semiconductor substrate and between the doped regions. Accordingly, the layout area could be substantially reduced.
|Semiconductor device and manufacturing method for same|| 20080315364 || 20081225 |
| After introducing oxygen into an N− type FZ wafer serving as an N− type first semiconductor layer, a P type second semiconductor layer and an anode are formed on a surface of the FZ wafer. The FZ wafer is irradiated with protons from the side of the anode, introducing crystal defects into the FZ wafer. By performing heat treatment to recover the crystal defects in the FZ wafer, the net doping concentration of a portion within the first semiconductor layer is made higher than the initial net doping concentration of the FZ wafer, and a desired broad buffer structure is formed. Accordingly, a semiconductor device with fast operation and low losses, and having soft switching characteristics, can be manufactured inexpensively using FZ bulk wafers, with good...|
|Power semiconductor module and method of manufacturing the power semiconductor module|| 20080315401 || 20081225 |
| A power semiconductor module has a silicon nitride insulated substrate, a metal circuit plate made of Cu or a Cu alloy, which is disposed on one surface of the silicon nitride insulated substrate, a semiconductor chip mounted on the metal circuit plate, and a heat dissipating plate made of Cu or a Cu alloy, which is disposed on the other surface of the silicon nitride insulated substrate; a carbon fiber-metal composite made of carbon fiber and Cu or a Cu alloy is provided between the silicon nitride insulated substrate and the metal circuit plate; the thermal conductivity of the carbon fiber-metal composite in a direction in which carbon fiber of the carbon fiber-metal composite is oriented is 400 W/m·k or more. Accordingly, a power semiconductor module...|
|Sealing arrangement, sealing ring and use thereof|| 20080315527 || 20081225 |
| A sealing arrangement is provided, including a sealing ring for sealing two machine elements from one another, the sealing ring being configured in an installation space for the second machine element that is open toward the first machine element to be sealed, and sealingly contacting the surface to be sealed of the first machine element, by way of at least one dynamically loaded first sealing lip. The sealing ring is arranged under elastic axial and radial preloading within the installation space.
|Fluid line coupling|| 20080315576 || 20081225 |
| The invention relates to a fluid line coupling and comprises a receiving part (1) as well as a fixing assembly (15) for the fixation of an insertion part (10). The fixing assembly has a retaining part (17) which is, in a steady state, located in the receiving space (4) of the receiving part (1) and is equipped with pivotable support wings (22, 23) engaging behind the existing front coil (14) which is located on the insertion part (10). Said fixing assembly also features a locking element (16) which is movably connected to the retaining part (17) and has, along with the receiving part (1), elements of a blocking assembly which impede the movement of the locking element (16) from an extended to a retracted position, if...|
|Locking rope reel|| 20070294817 || 20071227 |
| A reel locking system includes a reel arranged to collect a cord from an enclosure system. A ratchet drum has teeth and is positioned proximate to the reel. A pawl assembly is pivotally attached to the reel. The pawl assembly has a pawl arranged to move between an engaged position in which the pawl drivingly engages a tooth of the ratchet drum and a ratchet position in which the pawl ratchets over the teeth. A lever is attached to the reel and is operable to lock the pawl in the engaged position and inhibit movement of the pawl to the ratchet position.
|Spatula tool system|| 20070294850 || 20071227 |
| A component spatula tool system including an elongate grip handle structure, and a generally planar blade which is releasably grippable by the handle structure. The handle structure has a pair of opposed, selectively openable and closeable, matchingly grip-patterned clamping pads that define a nip region, the blade has opposite sides possessing matchingly grip-patterned clamping sites whose grip patterns are complementary to those of the clamping pads, and the clamping pads and clamping sites accommodate, via operative interengagements of their respective grip-patterned characteristics, positive-lock, universally invertible, plural-position clamp locking of the blade within the nip region.
|Snap hook|| 20070294867 || 20071227 |
| A snap hook has a body, a sliding latch, a resilient element, a swivel and a connector. The body has a shaft and a hook. The shaft is tubular and has an upper end and a lower end. The hook is connected to and extends from the upper end of the shaft. A guide slot is defined longitudinally the shaft and communicates with the lower end of the shaft. Accordingly, no sharp edges are formed near the sliding latch so a person opening the snap hook will not be injured. In addition, assembling the snap hook is easy.
|Reinforcement of foundation|| 20070294969 || 20071227 |
| The present invention relates to a reinforcement of foundation which comprises at least two base steel plates arranged to be upright with respect to the ground and shaped as a plate with a cutaway formed at a top portion thereof, a reinforced steel plate coupled to upper portions of both ends of the base steel plates, fastening steel rods placed to extend in a longitudinal direction of the base steel plate and coupled to the reinforced steel plate, and a connection steel rod bored sequentially through the base steel plates and coupled to the base steel plates. According to the present invention, huge concentrated load exerted on a foundation can be uniformly distributed, and thus, load transmitted from a pillar or column installed on the foundation...|
|Washer and method of forming drum thereof|| 20070295035 || 20071227 |
| A washer and method of forming a drum thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes a body, a tub provided within the body to accommodate water therein, a drum provided within the tub to have at least one lifter built in one body of the drum, and a motor for rotating the drum. Accordingly, the lift and drum are built in one body to perform a role of the lifter sufficiently and a volume of the drum can be maximized by maintaining an exterior size of the drum as it is.
|Apparatus for forming thermal fatigue cracks|| 20070295099 || 20071227 |
| Disclosed is an apparatus and method for forming thermal fatigue cracks in a test piece for performance demonstration of nondestructive testing. The apparatus for forming thermal fatigue cracks includes a heating unit, having a conductive member attached around the outer surface of a pipe test piece and an induction heating coil disposed adjacent to the conductive member; a cooling unit, having a cooling water pump for forcibly supplying cooling water to the inner surface of the pipe test piece from a cooling water storage source and a cooling water hose; and a control unit for controlling operation of the heating unit and the cooling unit. Accordingly, thermal fatigue cracks similar to actual thermal fatigue cracks occurring during the operation of nuclear power plants or processing industry...|
|Engine flywheel|| 20070295117 || 20071227 |
| In a flywheel in which narrow portions to be engaged with a coil spring included in the flywheel are formed of recessed portions made by recessing the surface of a flywheel cover, the portions of a sensor plate welded to the front cover, which confront with the recessed portions are made more fragile than adjacent portions of the sensor plate. With this configuration, when the front cover is deformed, stress applied to welded portions adjacent to the recessed portions can be suppressed since the fragile portions are easily deformed. Accordingly, even if the recessed portions are formed to the surface of a flywheel cover, stress can be prevented from being concentrated on the coupling portions of the flywheel cover and the sensor plate.
|Toggle-type positioning platform and toggle-type machine tool|| 20070295138 || 20071227 |
| A toggle-type positioning platform including a first platform, a motor, a screw rod, a second platform and a linkage is provided. The motor and the screw rod are disposed on the first platform; the motor is coupled to the screw rod and suitable for driving the screw rod to rotate. The second platform is above the first platform and is suitable for moving back and forth alternately along a predetermined path, wherein an included angle exists between an extended direction of the predetermined path and the screw rod. The linkage is disposed between the first platform and the second platform, and is connected between the second platform and the screw rod. The linkage is driven by the rotation of the screw rod, to drive the second...|
|Multi-angle steering column assembly|| 20070295141 || 20071227 |
| A steering column assembly attached to a frame of a vehicle includes a base rigidly attached to the frame. A bracket may be attached to the base. A steering column may be rigidly attached to the bracket. The bracket may attach to the base in a plurality of orientations. At least one angle may be defined in a first orientation between the steering column and the base. A correspondingly measured second angle may be defined in a second orientation between the steering column and the base. The first angle is distinct from the second angle.
|Tile saw|| 20070295179 || 20071227 |
| A saw includes a base, a frame assembly disposed on the base, a first rail disposed on the frame assembly, and a table slidingly disposed on the first rail. The table has an upper surface for supporting a workpiece. A support assembly is disposed on the frame. A saw assembly is supported by the support assembly. The saw assembly includes a motor, a cutting wheel driven by the motor, a guard portion covering an upper portion of the cutting wheel, and a fluid delivery assembly configured to direct fluid toward the cutting wheel. The fluid assembly includes a flexible nozzle with a hole. The nozzle is configured to direct airflow created by the cutting wheel away from the hole.
|Rotor replacing mechanism for rotary desiccant|| 20070295215 || 20071227 |
| A rotor replacing mechanism for rotary desiccant includes a base plate, on which a plurality of gears are mounted to form multiple support points, to and between which a rotor of the rotary desiccant is held in place. One or two of the plurality of gears may be moved to different positions to allow easy removal of the rotor from the base plate and accordingly the rotary desiccant and be replaced with a new one.
|Multi-use durable coffee pot system|| 20070295218 || 20071227 |
| A highly heat resistant durable coffee pot system for use in preparing beverages and in cooking. The system consists of a cylindrical hollow pot body (6) with pot handle (5), and spout (9) manufactured of carborundum material. A separate lid (4) is provided, incorporating a lid handle (3) for grasping the lid which fits snugly over the pot body opening. Safety hanger eyes (10) employed within the pot body, a stainless steel safety hanger (2) attaching to said eyes, and a hook (1) is provided to allow the pot to be suspended by its hanger. Also employed is a threaded screw-top filter bottle (8) with corresponding threaded filter cap (7). The filter bottle contains numerous small perforations. The bottle floats freely in the pot when agitated...|
|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.
|Cao cycles of internal combustion engine with increased expansion ratio, constant-volume combustion, variable compression ratio, and cold start mechanism|| 20070295290 || 20071227 |
| This invention provides an internal combustion engine that has a substantially increased expansion ratio, a variable compression ratio, and subsequently a significantly improved thermal efficiency. This improvement in thermal efficiency is attained without involving a complex mechanical structure or an enlarged engine size. The engine comprises at least a piston and cylinder assembly including a piston reciprocatingly mounted within the cylinder space, and at least two combustion chambers associated with said cylinder, each said combustion chamber having a port leading to said cylinder space and a combustion-chamber valve, said valve opens and closes said port to establish or block the communication between said combustion chamber and cylinder space, wherein said internal combustion engine is adapted to operate on preferred cycles in accordance with load conditions to...|
|Valve lifter assembly for selectively deactivating a cylinder|| 20070295293 || 20071227 |
| A valve lifter assembly for deactivating a cylinder in an internal combustion engine. The valve lifter assembly is provided with a plunger movably disposed within a bore of a main body member to controllably isolate the cam lift from the rocker arm and valve of the engine. The plunger is normally locked in an extended position to transmit cam lift to reciprocatingly operate the valve. At least one locking pin is moveably disposed within the plunger to engage an inner annular groove of the main body member. Pressurized oil is provided to dislodge the locking pins from the annular groove and allow the plunger to move within the main body member, thereby isolating the cam lift from the rocker arm and valve. The deactivating lifter is...|
|Selective filtration of cigarette smoke using chitosan derivatives|| 20070295345 || 20071227 |
| A smoking article filter having a porous resin with a high surface area to mass ratio comprised of a chitosan derivative. Preferred embodiments include chitosan cross-linked with glutaraldehyde and chitosan cross-linked with glyoxal. The chitosan derivative provides for the selective filtration of cigarette smoke, particularly for the removal of aldehydes, hydrogen cyanide, heavy metals and carbonyls.
|Surfactant system method|| 20070295368 || 20071227 |
| The invention relates to the formulation and application of water based predominantly pH neutral microemulsions and microemulsion forming surfactant systems essentially comprising a surfactant or surfactant˜end, lactates)—esters) of lactic acid—and water/brine and optionally solvent. Uniquely the formulations are acid and caustic free and also do not make use of alcohol, glycol and glycol ether components in the systems as co surfactant, co-solvent or mutual solvent. In particular the invention relates to the methods and the application of this microemulsion technology for use in industrial hard surface cleaning applications especially the inks and printing industries and the oil and gas industry. In addition the formulations can be used in the production of microemulsion based drilling muds (which may or may not be Oil Based Muds—OBMs) and they...|
|Modular boat lift canopy assembly and kit|| 20070295379 || 20071227 |
| A boat lift canopy comprises a truss type framework with a base frame that may be rectangular, comprised of side and end horizontal members. The framework is comprised of channel-ridge interlocking extruded components, enabling easy construction with minimal or no welded parts. Joined to the base frame and circumscribed by it is a tie bar frame, which may be discontinuous. A fabric cover snugly encloses the outside of the framework, wrapping around the base frame and secured to the tie tube frame with canopy ties. The boat lift canopy is held above the boat lift by vertical members connecting to supporting legs. The canopy is releasably coupled to the vertical members at the tie tube frame, facilitating adjustable extension of canopy overhang or length by the...|
|Pump valve retainer|| 20070295411 || 20071227 |
| A retainer for movably securing a valve member within a fluid bore of a pump comprises a retainer head which includes at least one peripheral groove and a retainer hub which is connected to or formed integrally with the retainer head. The valve member is movably coupled to the retainer hub, and the retainer head is movable to position the groove over a radial protrusion in the fluid bore. In this position, the retainer is secured to the pump and the valve member is accordingly movably secured within the fluid bore.
|Control system for uniform movement of multiple roller shades|| 20070295459 || 20071227 |
| A system for controlling a roller shade having a roller tube windingly receiving a shade fabric varies roller tube rotational speed for constant linear shade speed. The desired linear shade speed, roller tube diameter and shade fabric thickness and length are stored in a memory for use by a microprocessor. Preferably, the roller tube rotational speed is varied by the microprocessor depending on shade position determined by signals from Hall effect sensors. The microprocessor maintains a counter number that is increased or decreased depending on direction of rotation. Based on the counter number, the microprocessor determines shade position and a corrected rotational speed for the desired linear shade speed. Preferably, the microprocessor controls roller tube rotational speed using a pulse width modulated signal. The system may...|
|System for controlling a roller shade fabric to a desired linear speed|| 20070295460 || 20071227 |
| A system for controlling a roller shade having a roller tube windingly receiving a shade fabric varies roller tube rotational speed for constant linear shade speed. The desired linear shade speed, roller tube diameter and shade fabric thickness and length are stored in a memory for use by a microprocessor. Preferably, the roller tube rotational speed is varied by the microprocessor depending on shade position determined by signals from Hall effect sensors. The microprocessor maintains a counter number that is increased or decreased depending on direction of rotation. Based on the counter number, the microprocessor determines shade position and a corrected rotational speed for the desired linear shade speed. Preferably, the microprocessor controls roller tube rotational speed using a pulse width modulated signal. The system may...|
|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...|
|Valve seat|| 20070295507 || 20071227 |
| A ball valve seat (10) is disclosed which provides a temporary seal for a plug (40). The valve seat comprises a substantially cylindrical body (30) of a first volume, which defines a seating surface (34). A pressure differential is developed across the valve seat when the plug sealingly engages the seating surface. The body is formed of an elastic material which compresses from a first volume to a smaller second volume by application of a force on the plug, to provide a clearance which is greater than a plugging dimension of the plug, thus allowing passage of the plug downstream. After passage of the plug, the body returns to the first volume.
|Drilling efficiency through beneficial management of rock stress levels via controlled oscillations of subterranean cutting levels|| 20070295537 || 20071227 |
| A device and system for improving efficiency of subterranean cutting elements uses a controlled oscillation super imposed on steady drill bit rotation to maintain a selected rock fracture level. In one aspect, a selected oscillation is applied to the cutting element so that at least some of the stress energy stored in an earthen formation is maintained after fracture of the rock is initiated. Thus, this maintained stress energy can thereafter be used for further crack propagation. In one embodiment, an oscillation device positioned adjacent to the drill bit provides the oscillation. A control unit can be used to operate the oscillation device at a selected oscillation. In one arrangement, the control unit performs a frequency sweep to determine an oscillation that optimizes the cutting action...|
|Stopper cylinder|| 20070295578 || 20071227 |
| A lever, provided with rollers, is rotatably supported with respect to a lever holder. A lock pin disposed on the lever engages with a lock pawl of a lock mechanism. Accordingly, rotary action of the lever is regulated so as to stop a workpiece that is transported in a predetermined direction. On the other hand, when the workpiece is transported in a direction opposite to the predetermined direction, a second bracket having the lock pawl is rotated due to a pressing action of the lock pin. Accordingly, the lever is released from its rotation-regulated state effected by the lock pin, whereupon the lever is rotated and displaced.
|Micropump controlled by electrocapillary and gas pressures|| 20070295605 || 20071227 |
| A micropump utilizes electrically controlled interfacial tension between a mercury column and an electrolyte solution in a capillary tube, and also uses the gas pressure in a confined chamber connected to the capillary tube as the restoring pressure. Accordingly, the pump operates without generating external jitter or noise, in vertical, horizontal, or in any orientation against the gravitational force. In this manner, the flow rate of the pumped fluid can be widely and conveniently controlled. Further, the micropump is small in size and simple in construction, and needs extremely small power consumption.
|Apparatus and method for facilitating medication-related information|| 20070295636 || 20071227 |
| According to the preferred embodiment, as depicted in FIG. 1, a rack (10) is provided to stock medication containers (16). The rack (10) includes a base (12) and a perpendicular partition (14) that splits base (12) by the middle and into two sides. One tower (20) is provided at each diagonal end of base (12). A label (25) with indicia (26) and medication-related information (27) is provided on a face panel (21) of each tower (20). On both sides of base (12), a plurality of cavities (15) that match the shape of the bottom of medication containers (16) is provided for stocking medication containers (16). Accordingly, the medication containers (16) fit into cavities (15) within base (12), and are keyed into alignment so that a flat...|
|Method of treating strongly acid wastewater containing harmful substance|| 20070295669 || 20071227 |
| This invention provides a method of removing toxic substances such as fluorine, boron, copper, lead, arsenic, hexavalent chromium, and cadmium from strongly acid wastewater safely and without fail. The method comprises the steps of (i) adding hydroxyapatite 11 to strongly acid wastewater 1A to precipitate its toxic substances as solid constituents, (ii) adding an alkaline substance 12 to the wastewater 1A to neutralize it, (iii) adding a coagulant 13 to the wastewater 1A to coagulate the precipitated solid constituents, and (iv) removing the coagulated solid constituents from the wastewater 1A. According to this method, toxic substances in the strongly acid wastewater 1A can be fixed, or immobilized, effectively and removed safely. Besides, because the strongly acid wastewater 1A can be treated at normal temperature without heating...|
|Heat insulated container|| 20070295684 || 20071227 |
| An object is to prevent cracking of a radiant heat preventing film which occurs near an opening area. A heat insulated container 10 produced by coating an external surface of a glass internal container 12 with a radiant heat preventing film 24, disposing the internal container 12 inside an external container 16 with a gap 14 interposed therebetween, heating an opening area so as to melt the same to thereby unite the internal container 12 with the external container 16, and evacuating the gap 14 to a vacuum, is characterized in that a region 26 not coated with the radiant heat preventing film 24 is provided in the vicinity of the opening area of the external surface. As a result, cracking does not occur in the...|
|Shopping cooler|| 20070295735 || 20071227 |
| A stackable cooler includes a first container member comprising a bottom and sides enclosing a container space and configured for insulating the container space. The first container member defines an opening dimensioned for removably and insulatingly receiving products into the container space. At least one first hook is supportively associated with the first container member for hooking to a support structure with the container member hanging therefrom. The first hook and first container member are configured for placing the stackable cooler in a nested association with second and third stackable coolers that are of similar construction to the stackable cooler and has second and third container members and hooks, respectively. In the nested association the first container member is nested through a second opening in the...|
|All weather hood and safety helmet liner for use with hearing protection ear muffs|| 20060288468 || 20061228 |
| An all weather hood with adjustable cuff openings around each ear to accommodate earmuffs designed to provide hearing protection. Earmuffs are put on first, then the hood is pulled on over them and the ear cuffs are adjusted snugly around each earmuff. Also acts as a liner for safety helmets with attached hearing protection earmuffs. The helmet is worn over the hood, then the earmuffs are pulled down passing through the hood ear cuff openings to be placed directly over the ears. The hood ear cuffs are then adjusted snugly around each earmuff. Provides superior hearing protection compared to liners worn under hearing protection earmuffs and provides superior weather protection compared to liners worn over hearing protection earmuffs. The hood, when combined with a safety helmet...|
|Extendable cleaning implement having two support heads|| 20060288508 || 20061228 |
| A cleaning tool 410 designed to be used with at least one cleaning implement/replaceable dusting sleeve/cleaning mitt or cleaning pad 11 is disclosed. The cleaning tool 410 includes a telescoping support 409 comprised of a plurality of telescopingly received shafts or sections (412, 413, 414, 415) wherein one of the shafts is an I-beam 415. The shafts 412, 413, 414 and 415 may be freely extended into a locked fully extended position 401 and released via depression of a first engaging projection 439. A primary support head 416 and secondary support head 418 are pivotally mounted to a forward mount 440 and releasably locked together.
|Retaining mechanism for a multi-section slide track assembly|| 20060288529 || 20061228 |
| A retaining mechanism for a multi-section slide track assembly includes a stop actuating assembly and a resilient retainer assembly. The stop actuating assembly is provided on an intermediate slide track of the multi-section slide track assembly while the resilient retainer assembly is provided on an outer slide track of the multi-section slide track assembly. To retain a return movement of the intermediate slide track, the stop actuating assembly is directly engaged with the resilient retainer assembly to provide a high-degree effective operation of retaining reliability. The stop actuating assembly includes a stop-engaging member and a resiliently actuating member combined therewith. The resilient retainer assembly correspondingly includes a resilient stop member which can be engaged with the stop-engaging member for positioning the intermediate slide track, and can...|
|Process for non-catalytically producing biodiesel fuel without yielding by-product|| 20060288636 || 20061228 |
| This invention provides a process for producing biodiesel fuel from vegetable or animal oils and fats or wastes thereof and methanol that does not use a catalyst and does not generate glycerin as a by-product. In this process, vegetable or animal oils and fats or wastes thereof are mixed with methanol, and a methanolysis reaction is carried out at a reaction temperature of between 370° C. and 500° C., a reaction pressure of between 20 MPa and 60 MPa, and a reaction period of between 4 minutes and 12 minutes without the use of a catalyst. This invention also provides biodiesel fuel that is mainly composed of fatty acid methyl esters, monoacylglycerol, and diacylglycerol.
|Container packaging apparatus|| 20060288668 || 20061228 |
| After a wafer case having been inserted into a packaging bag, firstly an ear folding and shaping bar is pressed against a root of each corresponding triangular ear portion in its side to be folded back for making a folding-back line therein. After that, each of the triangular ear portions can be accordingly folded back over a container side surface by a bag rear end ear folding means. Consequently, this allows for the folding back operation for each of the triangular ear portions to be carried out precisely and smoothly.
|Grommeted bypass duct penetration|| 20060288687 || 20061228 |
| A bypass duct sealing grommet, for sealing between an opening in a gas turbine engine bypass duct wall and an external surface of a projection extending through the opening, where the grommet has an annular body with a central aperture having an internal periphery adapted to sealingly engage the external surface of the projection. A first flange and a second flange define an external slot about an exterior periphery of the body adapted to receive and seal the bypass duct wall between the flanges.
|Intake and exhaust system of internal combustion engine|| 20060288695 || 20061228 |
| An intake and exhaust system of an internal combustion engine is disclosed. More particularly, the intake and exhaust system of the internal combustion engine supplies a suction flow enough to be proportional to engine load or a speed, dissipates a pulsating energy that is naturally generated during intake, and reduces an exhaust resistance caused by interference with the exhaust gas during exhaust, thereby allowing high-performance, high-power, low-vibration and economical fuel consumption ratio to be accomplished. Accordingly, the intake and exhaust system of the internal combustion engine, which is mounted in a multiple cylinder engine of the internal combustion engine and operates an engine after sucking air for the combustion to a cylinder when the intake valve is opened, can include the intake system configured to enable...|
|Axle driving apparatus|| 20060288697 || 20061228 |
| An axle driving apparatus for being mounted on the body frame of a vehicle and for independently rotating drive wheel members. The axle driving apparatus includes a first axle driving unit (18L) having a housing (40) and a single axle (20L), the single axle (20L) defining a proximal end portion rotatably mounted in the housing (40) and a distal end portion extending outwardly from a first side of the housing (40). An enlarged region is defined by the housing (40), with the enlarged region extending substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the single axle (20L). A hydraulic stepless speed change assembly (22) is disposed within the enlarged region. The speed change assembly (22) includes a hydraulic pump (52) having an input shaft (21) projecting from...|
|Charge air cooler designed for tier 2 locomotive diesel engine|| 20060288700 || 20061228 |
| A charge air cooler is composed of a framed heat exchange core which is sealably attached in a selectively removable manner with any suitably shaped inlet and outlet ducts, and is, at the other sides thereof provided with cover panels which collectively necessitate that all of the hot charge air coming from the turbocharger pass entirely through the heat exchange core. In this regard, the heat exchange core is provided with a pair of opposingly disposed mounting frames, each of which being connected sealably to a commensurately sized and configured mounting flange of an inlet duct or an outlet duct.
|Automatic ice maker|| 20060288726 || 20061228 |
| An evaporation pipe 14 and electric heaters H1 to HN are provided in an ice making member 11. A coolant is circulatingly supplied through the evaporation pipe 14 so as to cool the ice making member 11 and ice making water is supplied to the ice making member 11 so as to form an ice block M during the ice making operation. During the deicing operation, heat is generated in the heaters H1 to HN by applying current so that the ice block M is removed from the ice making member 11 by melting. The ice making member 11, in a state that an insulating layer 12b lies between a metal plate 12a to which the evaporation pipe 14 is fixed and the heaters H1 to...|
|Heat-resistant optical fiber, a method of manufacturing the same, a method of fixing an optical fiber, and a heat-resistant optical fiber using a protective tube|| 20060288740 || 20061228 |
| To the outer peripheral surface of an optical fiber made of quartz or glass and having a core and a cladding is applied a microporous silica solution, which is synthesized from a mixture of silicon alcoxide, active alcohol for facilitating hydrolytic action, alcohol, and water, by means of the sol-gel process, followed by baking to form a thin film of microporous silica made chiefly of silicon. Microporous of the thin film of microporous silica have function of cushioning to cushion and restrain that micro cracks much existing in the cladding undergo growth when the optical fiber is bent so that the optical fiber is likely to be broken. And the thin film of microporous silica which made chiefly of silicon has high heat-resistant properties similarly to...|
|Liquid level detecting apparatus|| 20060288775 || 20061228 |
| A guide pipe is formed from a metal material, and its internal cross section has a circular shape whose diametric dimension gradually becomes smaller with a distance from an ultrasonic sensor. That is, the guide pipe is formed so that a route for transmitting an ultrasonic wave generated from the ultrasonic sensor may be tapered from this ultrasonic sensor toward a reflector plate. Thus, the acoustic pressure level of the ultrasonic wave which enters the reflector plate can be made higher than a value in a prior-art liquid level detecting apparatus. Accordingly, the energy of the ultrasonic wave generated from the ultrasonic sensor can be utilized for liquid level detection at a high efficiency, so that a fuel liquid level detecting apparatus capable of accurate liquid...|
|Negative pressure type booster device|| 20060288858 || 20061228 |
| In a negative pressure type booster device, secondary passages 53 communicating directly with the atmosphere is formed between the internal surface of a sliding cylindrical portion 8b of a valve piston 8 and the external surface of a silencer 27, and communication means 60 is provided for being controlled to vary its path area in dependence on the advance amount of an input rod 23 when the same is moved beyond a predetermined distance relative to the valve piston 8. Thus, when a brake pedal 25 is stepped on strongly, the atmospheric air can be led from the secondary passages 53 through the communication means 60 to a variable pressure chamber 6, so that the property of the responsiveness in braking operation can be improved to...|
|Tea-making device with a time control|| 20060288873 || 20061228 |
| A tea-making device with a time control comprises a main body, a connecting mount having a spring, a securing mount, a cup with a filtering cap, an upper cover, a timer, driving unit and a movable unit, whereby the upper cover is rotated to activate the timer which in turn drives the driving unit and accordingly the movable unit. As a result, the movable unit will push the connecting mount to shift downward, whereby the cup and the filtering cap will depart from the bottom of the main body and whereby the tea leaves in the cup will be immersed into hot water. As the preset time of the timer is reached, the movable unit will stop pushing the connecting mount, whereby it will bounce upward...|
|Dry break valve assembly|| 20060289062 || 20061228 |
| A fluid system component is provided that includes first and second elements configured to be removably engaged with each other and defining a fluid passageway when engaged. The first element defines three grooves, each of which includes a terminal portion. Correspondingly, the second element includes three engagement members each of which is configured and arranged to be received in, and travel along, a corresponding groove. The presence of a predetermined line pressure in the fluid passageway forces each engagement member into the terminal portion of the corresponding groove, so as to substantially foreclose disengagement of the first and second elements until the fluid pressure in the fluid passageway has reached a predetermined magnitude.
|Garage door having removable vent or glass covers|| 20060289127 || 20061228 |
| A removable cover for a garage door vent or window, and preferably a cover for vents and windows in a garage door having embossed raised decorative panels incorporated into the door sections for decorative and aesthetic purposes, wherein the cover is slidingly received within a generally U-shaped in cross-section track externally mounted about the perimeter of the vent/window opening. Most preferably, the cover is formed of the rectangular piece of material removed from the garage door section to create the vent/window opening, such that with the cover in place over the vent/window, the decorative pattern and overall look of the door is virtually identical to the look of a door that is not provided with vents or windows. For garage doors having embossed raised decorative panels,...|
|Novel wax emulsion coating applications|| 20060289138 || 20061228 |
| Waxes prepared from hydrogenated plant oils, such as castor, palm, and soybean, are used to prepare water based emulsions. The inventive waxes, obtained from naturally derived, renewable resources, were emulsified under anionic, cationic and nonionic conditions, producing emulsions having a solids content up to about 45% solids. When used to coat fibrous cellulosic articles, such as paperboard, the emulsions' performance was similar to emulsions containing petroleum-derived waxes. The inventive waxes have a low iodine value (between 2-5), and melting points between approximately 120-200 degrees F. (Mettler Drop Point). These waxes comprise a triglyceride whose fatty acids are predominantly stearic acid or ricinoleic acid. The inventive waxes are used as an alternative to petroleum-derived, or expensive naturally-occurring waxes in the manufacture of emulsions used in coatings, polishes,...|
|Assembly of baffles and seals and method of assembling a heat exhanger|| 20060289153 || 20061228 |
| An assembly of baffles and seals for mounting in a heat exchanger shell, comprising a plurality of longitudinal baffles; a plurality of longitudinal seals for sealingly engaging longitudinal rims of the longitudinal baffles against the heat exchanger shell after mounting, and further a wall member that is arranged to extend between longitudinal seals of adjacent longitudinal baffles so as to form a double wall with the heat exchanger shell after mounting. A method of assembling a heat exchanger, comprising providing a heat exchanger shell and an assembly of baffles and seals according to the invention; assembling the assembly of baffles and seals outside the heat exchanger shell and introducing the assembled arrangement into the heat exchanger shell so that each wall member forms a double wall...|
|Print wiring board|| 20060289199 || 20061228 |
| The printed wiring board as claimed in any of claims 6 to 9, wherein the first interconnection pattern and the second interconnection pattern are formed meanderingly.
|Suitcase having reinforcing structure|| 20060289261 || 20061228 |
| A suitcase includes an enclosure having a chamber formed by an outer peripheral wall and a bottom wall each having an outer peripheral flange folded inwardly to form a peripheral recess, and a cover member attached to the enclosure. A reinforcing frame is engaged into the enclosure, for bracing and reinforcing the enclosure, and includes an end edge fitted into the peripheral recess of the outer peripheral wall, for stably anchoring the reinforcing frame to the enclosure. A reinforcing strap may be attached to reinforce the enclosure with an outer sleeve. The reinforcing frame may include an inclined surface to form a sharpened end edge, for snugly fitting into the peripheral recess of the outer peripheral wall.
|Mixing container|| 20060289316 || 20061228 |
| A mixing container wherein two or more chamber members each contain a material to be mixed. A first chamber member has a threaded port. A second chamber member has a threaded neck which is threadedly receivable in the port to threadedly connect the chamber members. The neck has a terminal opening. A sealing member covers the opening. The first chamber member has a frangible portion which sealingly closes an inner end of the port and which is broken is as the neck bears there against as the neck is threadedly received in the port. A blade on the first chamber member punctures the neck sealing member as the neck sealing member bears against the blade as the neck is threadedly received in the port. This allows...|
|Wafer container with door actuated wafer restraint|| 20060289333 || 20061228 |
| A container for holding a wafer includes an enclosure portion having a top, a bottom, a pair of opposing sides, a back and an opposing open front defined by a door frame. A door is sealingly engagable in the door frame to close the open front. The container further includes wafer restraint means in the enclosure including fixed wafer restraint means and operable wafer restraint means. The operable wafer restraint means is selectively positionable by engaging and disengaging the door from the door frame, and is positioned so to enable insertion or removal of a wafer from the container when the door is disengaged from the door frame and positioned so as to cooperate with the fixed wafer restraint means to restrain the wafer in the...|
|Heating chuck assembly|| 20060289447 || 20061228 |
| A heating chuck assembly for wafer processing is provided, including heating modalities for same. The assembly generally includes hermetically sealed opposingly paired discs, and housed therebetween, a ceramic element interposed between first and second heating elements. The first heating element is adjacent a first disc of the opposingly paired discs so as to be paired therewith, the second heating element adjacent a second disc of the opposingly paired discs so as to be paired therewith. The assembly further contemplates the inclusion of temperature sensing/measuring and controlling devices, in the context of a heating chuck system.
|Microwave oven using bar code and method for controlling the same|| 20060289508 || 20061228 |
| A microwave oven cooking food using a bar code, and a method controlling same. The microwave oven comprises a bar code scanner for obtaining bar code data from the bar code attached to the food; and a controller for obtaining cooking data corresponding to the microwave oven from the bar code data, setting cooking conditions based on the obtained cooking data, and performing the cooking of the food according to the set cooking conditions. Accordingly, it is possible to develop cooking sets regardless of the manufacturing times of foods, and food producers can put foods applied compatibly to plural cooking sets on the market and easily control inventory.
|Inverter power source control circuit for high-frequency heater|| 20060289509 || 20061228 |
| An oscillation control signal generated by an inverter power source control circuit (12) includes a reference voltage setting signal for approximating the current waveform of the AC output form the AC power source (1) to a sinusoidal wave by making both sides of the waveform generate current according to the fluctuation of the PWM control signal, and a waveform shaping signal consisting of a peak adjustment signal of a sinusoidal waveform for approximating the waveform peak portion of the current waveform to a sinusoidal wave by subtraction. Accordingly, even if the PWM control signal fluctuates, it is possible to automatically improve the power factor of the power source circuit to a value higher than a predetermined value by approximating the current waveform of the AC output...|
|High- frequency heater inverter power source control circuit|| 20060289511 || 20061228 |
| At least one of a start abnormality detector (31), a temperature abnormality detector (32) and a voltage abnormality detector (33) has a latch inhibiting circuit for inhibiting retention of a detecting state when one of the abnormality detectors detects an abnormality, so that a current abnormality detector (34) can be inhibited from detecting an abnormal input current caused when the oscillation is halted by the abnormality detector. Accordingly, after the abnormality is removed, automatic resetting can be easily accomplished without causing the oscillation to halt as a result of the current abnormality detector detecting the presence of the abnormality. Also, since a power source abnormality detecting circuit (30) is designed in the form of an analog circuit, a low cost can be achieved and the monitoring...|
|Lid with removal opening for closing containers and method for producing the lid|| 20060289542 || 20061228 |
| A lid for closing containers includes an at least two-layered composite assembly. A layer facing the container seals against a container edge and forms an opening by layer separation, for removing contents. The layers have a continuous construction without weakening lines. The layer facing the container is made mainly of a plastic having an intrinsic tearing resistance being lower in the region of the opening than its adhesion to the layer facing away from the container in a remaining region and an adhesion to the container edge being greater at least in the region of an opening aid than to the other layer. The plastic adheres so strongly to the outer layer in the region of the opening that a region corresponding to the opening is...|
|Nailer with an illumination device|| 20060289595 || 20061228 |
| A nailer with an illumination device comprises a nailer and an illumination device. The nailer having a muzzle defined at a front end of a housing thererof, between the muzzle and the housing is arranged a panel and a protection hood covered on the panel, and on the protection hood being formed a notch aligned with the muzzle. The illumination device is disposed beneath the protection hood of the nailer and located correspondingly to the notch.
|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...|
|Statistical methods applied to surface chemistry in minerals flotation|| 20060289740 || 20061228 |
| The present invention provides a method of analysis which couples principle component analysis (PCA) with ToF-SIMS for obtaining surface chemical information from minerals. Statistical methods, based on the monolayer-sensitive time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) technique, combined with principal component analysis (PCA) identifies combinations of factors strongly correlated (positively or negatively) in images or spectra from sets of data. In images, PCA selects these correlations from the mass spectra recorded at each of 256×256 pixels in a selected area of particles. In the image mode, PCA provides a much better method of selecting particles by mineral phase with clearer definition of particle boundaries due to multi-variable recognition.