|| List of recent Lapse-related patents
|Electronic device and updating circuit thereof|
An electronic device includes a main chip, a storage, and a state changing unit. The main chip includes an update pin.
|Method and system for displaying content relating to a subject matter of a displayed media program|
Disclosed is a system and method for analyzing, by a server computer, closed captioning text associated with a media program being experienced by a user having a client device. The server computer obtains, based on the analyzing, a subject matter of a portion of the media program from the closed captioning text.
|Synchronization of processor time with official auction time|
A method is disclosed herein for displaying time lapse for an on-line auction for an item in a computer. According to the method, the processor time in the computer is obtained and compared to the official auction time for the items being auctioned in the on-line auction which is obtained from the on-line auction service.
|Expandable member for deploying a prosthetic device|
An apparatus and method for delivering a prosthetic device through the vasculature of a patient includes a radially expandable member coupled to the distal end of an elongate shaft. The expandable member has an open frame configuration and an outer mounting surface for mounting the prosthetic device in a collapsed state thereon.
|System for deploying a device to a distal location across a diseased vessel|
Configurations are described for assisting execution of a percutaneous procedure while protecting the vascular pathway to the operational theater. One embodiment is directed to a system for deploying a device to a distal location across a diseased vessel, comprising a sheath comprising an expandable distal portion comprising a porous wall defining a lumen therethrough, the distal portion having a collapsed configuration, wherein the sheath has a first cross sectional outer diameter and a first lumen inner diameter, and an expanded configuration, wherein the sheath has a second cross sectional outer diameter and a second lumen inner diameter; wherein in the collapsed configuration, the sheath is configured to be advanced across at least a portion of the diseased vessel to a position adjacent the distal location without substantial size interference between the first cross sectional outer diameter of the sheath and an inner diameter profile of a lumen of the vessel..
|Embolic filter device and method of use thereof|
In general, the invention features an intra-vascular device for filtering or deflecting emboli or other large objects from entering a protected secondary vessel or vessels. The device of the invention may include a filter, an central member, additional supporting members, and a delivery cable and may serve to filter or deflect emboli or other large objects from entering protected secondary vessels.
|Vascular closure device with conforming plug member|
A vascular closure device includes a delivery assembly, an anchor member carried by the delivery assembly, and a suture attached to the anchoring member. A plug member can be disposed in the delivery assembly and attached to suture such that the plug member.
|Systems and methods for fixating transvenously implanted medical devices|
A transvenously implantable medical device (timd) includes an electrical lead and a control module. The electrical lead includes one or more electrodes and is adapted for transvenous implantation.
|Flexible circuit for delivery through a working channel|
Methods, systems, and devices for providing treatment to a target site are described. The system may include a guide assembly, an expandable support device coupled with the distal end of the guide assembly, and an operative member disposed on the expandable support device.
|Reduced-pressure, composite manifolds|
A reduced-pressure treatment system for treating a wound on a patient includes a composite manifold that may help prevent or minimize injury to a wound edge of the wound being treated with reduced pressure. The composite manifold includes a perimeter manifold member and an inboard manifold member.
|Baseball/softball training aid|
A collapsible seating device is provided for support of a catcher in a crouched position while catching balls from a pitcher. The seating device is collapsible from an as-used supporting configuration to a planar collapsed configuration for transport.
|Slot car with spin-out recovery system|
A slot car and track system that can simulate a slot car spin-out delay while avoiding the need to manually re-align the slot car on the track. The spin-out delay is created using a guide that extends from the slot car into the slot car track.
|Combination of inotuzumab ozogamicin and torisel for the treatment of cancer|
The present invention relates to a therapeutic method for the treatment of cancer that comprises the use of a combination of inotuzumab ozogamicin (cmc-544) and temsirolimus. The enhanced antitumor of the combination therapy is particularly useful for patient population that are recalcitrant to inotuzumab ozogamicin or temsirolimus therapy, relapse after treatment with inotuzumab ozogamicin or temsirolimus or where enhanced antitumor effect reduces toxicities associated with treatment using inotuzumab ozogamicin or temsirolimus..
|Image forming apparatus|
An image forming apparatus includes upstream-side and downstream-side detection parts and a control section. The detection parts are disposed on a moving path of an intermediate transfer belt or a conveyor belt and detect a speed of the belt.
|Image forming method for forming toner image on recording medium|
A method for forming a toner image on a recording medium includes receiving a job, rotating a pressing rotary body in a predetermined direction of rotation, rotating a flexible endless belt disposed opposite the pressing rotary body to form a nip therebetween, turning on a belt heater disposed opposite to an inner circumferential surface of the flexible endless belt, conveying the recording medium bearing the toner image through the nip, turning off the belt heater for a predetermined first time period after the recording medium is discharged from the nip while the flexible endless belt and the pressing rotary body rotate, stopping the flexible endless belt and the pressing rotary body, turning on the belt heater when a predetermined second time period elapses after stopping the flexible endless belt and the pressing rotary body, and turning off the belt heater.. .
|Cooling system of emergency cooling tank and nuclear power plant having the same|
The present disclosure provides a cooling system of an emergency cooling tank, which enables long-term cooling without refilling cooling water, in case of the change in a quantity of heat transferred to the emergency cooling tank according to a lapse of time upon an occurrence of an accident of a nuclear reactor, and a nuclear power plant having the same. The emergency cooling tank cooling system includes an emergency cooling tank configured to store cooling water therein, the cooling water receiving heat, transferred from a nuclear reactor or a containment, when an accident occurs in the nuclear reactor, a heat exchanging device installed to be exposed to an outside of the emergency cooling tank to operate in air, and configured to externally emit heat by way of a heat exchange between fluid in the emergency cooling tank and the air such that the operation of the emergency cooling tank is continued even without refilling the cooling water, and an opening and closing unit installed at an upper portion of the emergency cooling tank to be located higher than a water level of the cooling water, and configured to be open by a flow of the fluid generated by an evaporation of the cooling water, the flow being formed due to a pressure difference from external air at pressure higher than a preset pressure, such that some of the fluid is externally emitted when a heat load exceeding a cooling capacity of the emergency cooling tank is transferred..
|Image decoding device|
An image decoding device includes: an arithmetic decoding unit performing arithmetic decoding of a bitstream to obtain a binary symbol; and a bitstream decoding control unit selecting a bitstream on which the arithmetic decoding is performed by the arithmetic decoding unit. The bitstream decoding control unit causes the arithmetic decoding unit to suspend the arithmetic decoding one bit stream and start the arithmetic decoding of another bitstream at a time point when a predetermined time period elapses, and suspend the arithmetic decoding of the other bitstream and resume the arithmetic decoding of the one bitstream at a time point when another predetermined time period elapses..
|Shot activated timer system and method|
A shot activated timer system comprises a wearable housing in which control and processing components are in electrical communication with a display, input devices, a power source, a stopwatch, a motion sensor, activation signal components, optional wireless communication components, and optional audio sensors. The motion sensor detects the vibration patterns when a firearm is discharged, and pattern recognition software installed on the control and processor components identifies valid firearm shots.
An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit that includes a shooting lens for collecting an image of a subject to be shot; and an imaging element that forms the image collected by the shooting lens and generates image data through photoelectric conversion of formed image. The imaging apparatus also includes an inclination detector that detects an inclination of the imaging apparatus from a predetermined position, through a rotation around a shooting optical axis of the shooting lens.
|Detecting a drive bubble formation and collapse|
Measuring an inkjet nozzle may nozzle may include taking at least one impedance measurement after the firing command is sent to detect the presence of a drive bubble and taking another impedance measurement to detect a collapse of the drive bubble.. .
|Mobile terminal and operation control method thereof|
Discussed is a mobile terminal, including a touch screen configured to display visual information, a camera unit configured to detect user's gaze information and a controller configured to execute an application in response to a user input, wherein an execution screen of the application is displayed on the touch screen, detect the user's gaze information, and stop displaying the execution screen of the application based on an elapsed time from when the user's gaze information is not detected, wherein the elapsed time is varied based on a type of the application.. .
A semiconductor apparatus includes a first structural body including a first temperature voltage generation unit configured to generate first and second temperature voltages which have different voltage level variations according to a temperature variation, in response to a temperature measurement command, and a first temperature information determination unit configured to generate first temperature information depending on a difference between levels of the first and second temperature voltages; and a second structural body including a second temperature voltage generation unit configured to generate a third temperature voltage and a fourth temperature voltage which have different voltage level variations according to a temperature variation, when a predetermined time elapses after the first and second temperature voltages are generated from the first structural body, and a second temperature information determination unit configured to generate second temperature information depending on a difference between levels of the third and fourth temperature voltages.. .
|Hopper box and hopper constructed with a collapsed and elongated longitudinally curved c-shaped floor|
A hopper box for a heavy lift truck such as mining trucks that minimizes the height of the gravity center of the load includes sheets that generate a floor, a front wall and two side walls. The sheets includes at least one sheet having a first longitudinal concave curved portion as a floor which continues with a longitudinal upper elongated portion which comprises the front wall thereby generating a single longitudinal curved, collapsed and elongated c-shaped sheet.
|Fault detection and correction in valve assemblies|
A method of controlling a valve assembly includes calculating, by a controller of the valve assembly, one or more electrical signals to move a valve element of the valve assembly dependent on an actual and a desired position of the valve element. The method also includes sending, by the controller, the one or more electrical signals to an electrical actuator of the valve assembly.
|Collapsible cup for hot and cold beverages|
A novel cup is disclosed that may be collapsed and extended to hold cold or hot liquids safely. The cup preferably comprises a telescoping body comprising a plurality of rings of varying outer diameters, each ring having an outer wall and an inner wall forming an air gap therebetween, a leak-proof mechanism comprising an o-ring disposed about one or more rings, and a locking mechanism comprising an annular track disposed about one ring, and a pin disposed about another ring adapted to fit within the track and slideably engage it.
|Device for controlling automatic transmission|
A device for controlling an automatic transmission including a lock-up clutch control means, and a zero slip control means for bringing a lock-up clutch into a zero slip state immediately before slippage occurs in accordance with a zero slip request outputted during a non-gear shift, wherein in a case where a target slip amount is equal to or smaller than a slip amount threshold value upon transition to the zero slip state, the zero slip control means fixes the target slip amount to a slip amount threshold value and retains the fixed target slip amount for a predetermined period of time, and after the predetermined period of time has elapsed, gradually decreases the target slip amount from the slip amount threshold value to a zero slip amount with a predetermined gradient with time.. .
|Gas supply method|
A gas supply system for supplying a gas into a processing chamber for processing a substrate to be processed includes: a processing gas supply unit; a processing gas supply line; a first and a second branch line; a branch flow control unit; an additional gas supply unit; an additional gas supply line; and a control unit. The control unit performs, before processing the substrate to be processed, a processing gas supply control and an additional gas supply control by using the processing gas supply unit and the additional gas supply unit, respectively, wherein the additional gas supply control includes a control that supplies the additional gas at an initial flow rate greater than a set flow rate and then at the set flow rate after a lapse of a period of time..
|Method and system for setting offset of oil pressure sensor|
A technique for setting offset of a hydraulic pressure sensor which senses operation oil pressure is provided herein. In particular, ignition-off is detected and an ignition-off time point and remaining pressure of the object to be sensed are stored.
|Method for controlling gas pressure in cooling plant|
A method for monitoring gas pressure in a heat rejecting heat exchanger in a cooling circuit is disclosed. In the heat rejecting heat exchanger, pressure is controlled by means of a control unit, said control unit controlling at least one valve.
|Fluid reservoir shell|
Disclosed is a fluid reservoir shell that provides protection for the fluid reservoir of a personal hydration system. The fluid reservoir shell is rigid and does not collapse easily under external pressure.
|Personalized aortic valve prosthesis|
A personalized prosthetic valve for implantation at a native valve treatment site includes a self-expanding mesh and a plurality of valve leaflets coupled to the mesh. The mesh may be delivered to the native valve in a collapsed configuration, and in an expanded configuration the mesh engages the native valve.
|Embolic protection system|
A collapsible blood filtering aortic arch bridge including an expandable and collapsible chassis structured to provide the bridge with a dumbbell-like shape when expanded having a tubular waist, a first conical end, and a second conical end formed such that only a periphery of the first and second ends contact the intima of an aortic arch when the bridge is disposed within the aortic arch of a patient. The bridge additionally includes a blood filtering sleeve disposed over an interior or an exterior of the chassis that is structured and operable to filter blood flowing through the bridge into aortic arch vessels of the patient when the bridge is disposed within the aortic arch.
|Magnetic time delay indicator and an injection device incorporating such|
The present invention relates to a time delay indicator (1) for an injection device for administering a drug into the body of a subject user wherein the time delay indicator is configured for indicating after administration that a dose of the drug actually has been administered and for maintaining this indication until lapse of a pre-determined time interval. The time delay indicator is based on a magnetic liquid (6) being physically moved by a magnet (10)..
|Methods and systems for facilitating medical care|
Mobile and/or computer based functionality to: (i) provide a secure method of communication between patients and physicians; (ii) provide reminders and/or alerts to patients in the form of mobile phone alerts, mobile phone alarms, email, text messages, etc.; (iii) offer calibrated photo taking using, e.g., shadow-overlay; (iv) utilize historical image data to identify complications or diagnose conditions; and (v) aggregate and present a composite of multiple photos (e.g., a time-lapse profile or gallery).. .
|System for irradiating charged particles and method for irradiating charged particles|
A charged particle irradiation system is capable of shortening the irradiation time and the treatment time by performing efficient irradiation even when irregular variation occurs in the irradiation object during the gating irradiation. The extraction of the beam is stopped upon reception of a regular extraction permission end signal which is outputted based on a regular movement signal.
|Novel dopamine d3 receptor ligands and preparation and medical uses of the same|
The present invention relates to a novel piperazine derivative represented by formula i having an activity for regulating dopamine d3 receptor, stereoisomers thereof, pharmaceutically acceptable salts or solvates, and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound, a process for preparing the same, and use thereof in the prevention or treatment of a disease associated with central nervous system dysfunction, such as parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, drug addiction and relapse, as well as kidney protection and immunoregulation, or as a tool for researching d3r function or diseases associated with d3r dysfunction.. .
|Transcriptomic biomarkers for individual risk assessment in new onset heart failure|
A novel transcriptomic biomarker for prognosis in heart failure has a direct clinical application in prediction of prognosis in new onset heart failure, heart disease, heart disorders and associated heart conditions. This approach should improve individualization of cardiac care and help identify patients at highest risk for circulatory collapse within the first years of presentation with heart failure..
|Unvented, back-pressure-controlled, laminar-annular-velocity-distribution, continuous centrifugal separator apparatus and method|
A continuous centrifugal separator (ccs) system provides a laminar, annular, velocity distribution (lavd) throughout, using axially staged and radially staged distribution of incoming flows. Diffuser plates help establish the lavd at comparatively low (stably laminar) reynolds numbers in axial flow through a trapezoidal (trapezoid of rotation) rotor shell.
|Arrow tip mounting apparatus and method|
An interface component for engaging an arrow tip to the leading end of an arrow shaft. The device directs impact forces axially and eliminates the shearing and wall collapse of arrow shafts caused by conventional collared arrow head engagement devices which tend to collapse and cut the leading edge of arrow shafts on hard impacts.
|Collapsible flotation device|
A collapsible flotation device is provided that uses a coilable spring coupled to a panel to collapse the device when the spring is coiled, and to expand the device when the spring is uncoiled configuration. The spring can be contained within a sleeve along the outer portion of the panel.
|Buoyant ice transport vehicle|
A collapsible, inexpensive and lightweight vehicle powered by an engine for movement over frozen bodies of water. In one embodiment, an internal combustion engine, a kayak and a drive system assembly comprising detachable studded wheels is detachably connected to a collapsible chassis.
|Toner and image forming method|
Provided is a toner that allows a transferred image to be stably output regardless of smoothness of a transfer material even under high-temperature and high-humidity environment or under low-temperature and low-humidity environment, that is excellent in cleanability for a transfer member even at the time of high-speed printing, and that causes less member contamination. The toner is a toner including toner particles each containing a binder resin and a wax, and silica fine particles on surfaces of the toner particles, wherein the silica fine particles have a number-average particle diameter of primary particles of 60 nm or more and 300 nm or less, a coverage rate of the surfaces of the toner particles with the silica fine particles is 15% or more and 95% or less, and the toner has a uniaxial collapse stress at a maximum consolidation stress of 10.0 kpa, of 2.5 kpa or more and 3.5 kpa or less..
|Dc/dc converter for a subscriber line interface circuit, system, method & apparatus|
A subscriber line interface circuit (slic) is herein described. In accordance with one aspect of the present proffered solution, the slic includes a first interface circuit operably coupled to a first subscriber loop and a second interface circuit operably coupled to a second subscriber loop.
When a chamber of an oscillator and one or more amplifiers is to be replaced at the timing when a predetermined period elapses, one of the chambers of the oscillator and the amplifiers having a low allowable deterioration limit is detached and this chamber is attached in place of one of the chambers of the oscillator and the amplifiers other than the one having the low allowable deterioration limit. Thus, the chamber which has been used in one of the oscillator and amplifiers having a low allowable deterioration limit and has not reached the limit of deterioration is reused in one of the oscillator and the amplifiers other than the one having the low allowable deterioration limit.
|Proportional hour time display|
The invention is a method and system for graphical representation of time. In this invention the hours are represented by an hour symbol drawn in a display area.
|Apparatus, system and method|
Status information representing the status of a device which performs predetermined processing is acquired from the device. The acquired status information is stored in a memory.
|Pixel circuit, display device, and method of driving pixel circuit|
A pixel circuit, display device, and method of driving a pixel circuit enabling source-follower output with no deterioration of luminance even with a change of the current-voltage characteristic of the light emitting element along with elapse, enabling a source-follower circuit of n-channel transistors, and able to use an n-channel transistor as an el drive transistor while using current anode-cathode electrodes, wherein a source of a tft 111 as a drive transistor is connected to an anode of a light emitting element 114, a drain is connected to a power source potential vcc, a capacitor c111 is connected between a gate and source of the tft 111, and a source potential of the tft 111 is connected to a fixed potential through a tft 113 as a switching transistor.. .
|Portable pedestal stool|
A portable stool for providing convenient seating comprising: a base, where the base is placed on a surface during use of the stool; a support post, where the support post extends vertically from the base; a telescoping post connected to the support post, where the telescoping post is vertically adjustable; openings along the telescoping post; seat posts, where the seat posts extend vertically from the openings; and a nylon seat attached to each distal end of the seat posts. The telescoping post may include three openings and a seat post extends from each opening.
|Folding travel stroller latch and wheel positioning system|
A foldable frame for a stroller having front and rear legs with wheels disposed at the ends thereof and a handle support joined at a folding mechanism. The folding mechanism synchronizes motion of the front leg and handle to collapse them adjacent to the rear leg.
|Collapsible automotive storage container|
An example collapsible automobile storage container includes a plurality of panels arranged with respect to a base. The plurality of panels are interconnected to form an enclosed storage area when erected.
|Collapsible combustion container devices and associated methods|
Collapsible combustion containers are disclosed and described. Such combustion containers generally include a first pair of vertically oriented panels joined by a hinge and a second pair of vertically oriented panels joined by a hinge.
|Method for monitoring transportation processes for conveying banknotes in a self-service terminal|
A method for monitoring transportation of bills ensures reliable control of the transportation processes. Each bill (bn) is routed through a light barrier that has a light-sensitive sensor (s) to detect at least one edge of the bill (bn).
The present invention provides an improved trolley bag comprising a primary bag unit, a left bag unit, a right bag unit and collapsible bag units; wherein the collapsible bag units are provided between the primary bag unit and the left bag unit as well as between the primary bag unit and the right bag unit respectively in order to form one single trolley bag and such that the trolley bag is of a collapsible function for extending and collapsing thereof. As a result, the improved trolley bag of the present invention can be used for carrying conventional items under a collapsed configuration and can be advantageously used for carrying elongated items including such as golf clubs under an extended configuration.
|Downhole tool impact dissipating tool|
An impact dissipation tool for supporting a downhole tool in downhole applications. The tool includes a base and a housing.
|Downhole tool impact dissipating tool|
An impact dissipation tool for supporting a downhole tool in downhole applications. The tool includes a base and a housing.
|Articles having an expandable and reinforceable storage cavity|
An apparatus is disclosed, the apparatus including a primary storage cavity, an expandable and collapsible secondary storage cavity, and at least one pair of rigid reinforcing structures contained within the secondary storage cavity. In some embodiments, the apparatus is a handbag, purse, tote, or clutch.
|Collapsible water pipe|
A collapsible water pipe for combusting herbs has a flexible body to facilitate enhanced portability of the collapsible water pipe. In a deployed configuration, a down stem is positioned through a stem opening in the flexible body, and a bowl is positioned into the down stem.
|Internal combustion engine automatic stop/restart device and internal combustion engine automatic stop/restart method|
Provided are an internal combustion engine automatic stop/restart device and an internal combustion engine automatic stop/restart method capable of appropriately releasing a drive inhibition state of a starter (200) depending on an rpm of an internal combustion engine (101). The drive inhibition state of the starter is released when a drive inhibition release determination period, which is set depending on a time interval between a time point when a first reverse rotation crank signal is detected and a time point when a second reverse rotation crank signal is detected and a drive permission lower limit value corresponding period corresponding to a starter drivable rpm lower limit value, elapses before a third reverse rotation crank signal is input..
|Injector control method|
Disclosed is a control method for restoring temporary malfunction of an injector 8 for adding urea water 12 into exhaust gas due to adhesion of urea crystals. A passage is laid out such that the passage (suction line 14) for feed of the urea water 12 runs downward from above of and is connected to the injector 8.
|Mobile sanitary unit for accommodating at least two sanitary facilites|
A collapsible, mobile sanitary unit for accommodating sanitary facilities such as toilets showers and washbasins, the unit including a bottom, a circumferential wall, a roof element, and a partition subdividing the interior space into separate compartments, the unit further includes doors for accessing the compartments, and the wall including pivotally connected wall elements arranged to pivot to collapse the unit to reduce the wall height thereof.. .
|Collapsible aeration system for retrofitting a grain bin|
A novel collapsible aeration system is retrofitted into a grain bin with a discharge opening in the bottom. This grain bin may have a sloped or conical hopper or a flat bottom.
|Method for remotely testing the operation of a computer system|
A method for remotely testing the operation of a computer system includes receiving a first element of the graphical user interface of the computer system, generating a user input action within the computer system in response to said first element, monitoring the computer system graphical user interface for an image transformation of an expected second element, and signalling a failure if a predetermined time interval lapses without detecting said transformation of an expected second element.. .
|Mobile electronic device|
A mobile electronic device and methods are presented. A display unit displays a screen comprising objects, and an input unit covers the display unit and receives input from a user.
|Modular computer system|
One embodiment of the present invention relates to a modular computer system for use in residential, recreational, and commercial regions. The system is a computer system disposed within an existing outlet receptacle housing.
|Product search system, product search server, product search terminal, product search method, and storage medium|
This product search server is provided with: a web server which communicates with an exhibition terminal and a product search terminal; a control unit which performs processes in response to a request such as product offering, search, order, etc.; a clock which holds and returns the current time; an product-offering db which accumulates offered-product information, registration time, latitudes and longitudes of registration places, and contact information of registrants; and a mail server which transmits order notification. With this structure, the offered product of the entry is displayed only when the distance (unit: kilometer [km]) from the entry registration place to the search place is less than the square value of the elapsed time (unit: hour [h]) from the entry registration to the search, so that the searcher located at a shorter distance from the seller can acquire the right of order earlier..
|Test method, test system and electronic device employing the same|
A test method for an electronic device is provided. The method includes the following steps.
|Electrode assembly for catheter system|
An electrode assembly for a catheter system has a longitudinal axis, a proximal end and a distal end. Multiple struts extend coextensively with each other from the proximal end to the distal end of the electrode assembly.
|Laser treatment apparatus|
A laser treatment apparatus configured to emit laser light onto a tissue of a patient's eye, the laser treatment apparatus includes: a laser scanner configured to scan laser light emitted from a laser light source and switch a position of the tissue onto which laser light is emitted; a processor; and memory storing computer readable instructions, which are executed by the processor, causing the laser treatment apparatus to: (a) emit the laser light onto a first spot; (b) stop emitting the laser light onto the first spot for a stop time; (c) emit the laser light onto at least one second spot other than the first spot during the stop time; (d) emit the laser light onto the first spot again after the stop time elapses; and repeat (b), (c) and (d) several times to execute intermittent irradiation treatment onto a plurality of spots multiple times.. .