| Patent Application Title
||Patent App Num.
| Brain phosphorus spectroscopy in bipolar disorder|| 20130123605 || 20130516 |
| Described herein are systems and methods of identifying bipolar disorder in a person. One such method includes acquiring 31P spectroscopic imaging data from a region of interest in a brain of the person and subsequently analyzing the 31P spectroscopic imaging data to obtain a signal intensity and a concentration for one or more phosphorus metabolites. A reduced concentration the one or more phosphorus metabolites, such as inorganic phosphate, in the brain can indicate bipolar disorder in the person. Frontal lobe inorganic phosphate concentration in medication-free adolescents can indicate bipolar depression.
| Lancing device with cam-actuated drive and separate guidance|| 20130123824 || 20130516 |
| A lancet assembly comprises a housing and a needle carriage movably housed within the housing, the needle carriage adapted to support a needle thereon, the needle carriage having a first end and a second end generally opposite thereto. A needle is mounted to the needle carriage and a guide element is positioned within the housing for guiding the needle carriage for reciprocating translation. A pivotal drive cam is provided for driving the needle carriage in translation and has a cam lobe for engaging the second end of the needle carriage, wherein the needle carriage is guided by the guide element and driven in translation by the pivotal drive cam such that the guidance and drive are kept separate. The pivotal drive cam can be moved between...|
|Exhaust gas heat recovery heat exchanger having a lobed tube coil|| 20130112371 || 20130509 |
| An exhaust gas heat recovery (EGHR) heat exchanger, for recovering waste heat from the hot exhaust gases of an internal combustion engine, having a housing and a cylindrical body disposed within the housing. The cylindrical body defines a central passageway and together with the housing defines an annular passageway for the flow of hot exhaust gases. A bypass means is disposed within the central passageway and adapted to selectively by-pass at least a portion of the exhaust gas from the central passageway to the annular passageway. The EGHR heat exchanger also includes at least one fluid tube extending along a tube axis and having at least one lobe extending the length of the tube thereby defining a lobed tube. The lobed tube is twisted about the...|
|Energy absorbing system for conflicting regulatory requirements for vehicle bumpers|| 20130113226 || 20130509 |
| In an embodiment, multi-stage energy absorbing system can comprise: a thermoplastic flanged frame and a crush lobe having a proximal base aligned with the flanged frame and a distal end protruding from the flanged frame. The crush lobe comprises a central slab and slab pairs such that the crush lobe comprises a total of 2i+1 slabs, wherein i is the number of slab pairs and is greater than or equal to 1. The slabs are disposed in a stepped arrangement and configured to absorb impact energy by collapsing in a telescopic manner with increasing energy level.
|Multi-purpose plectrum|| 20130104722 || 20130502 |
| The plectrum includes a first lobe, a second lobe, a third lobe, a recessed edge, and a convex edge. Grasping the plectrum with the recessed edge resting against the web between the thumb and forefinger of a user's hand allows the user to strum or pluck a string of a string instrument with either the third lobe or the convex edge. The plectrum may also be grasped to allow a user to strum or pluck one or more strings of a string instrument with the first lobe and the second lobe.
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|Continuously variable valve lift system with default mechanism|| 20130104819 || 20130502 |
| A continuously variable valve lift system for actuating a combustion valve of an engine includes a camshaft having a camshaft lobe rotatable about an camshaft axis of rotation. A rocker assembly is pivotable for providing reciprocating motion to the combustion valve. A control shaft is rotatable about a control shaft axis of rotation such that rotation of the control shaft about the control shaft axis of rotation changes the position of the rocker assembly to vary the lift of the combustion valve. An actuator selectively rotates the control shaft between a minimum lift position and a maximum lift position. A bias spring surrounding the control shaft axis of rotation biases the control shaft only from the minimum lift position to a predetermined position which is intermediate...|
|Starting system for internal combustion engine|| 20130104833 || 20130502 |
| A starting system for an internal combustion engine automatically operates a starting feature on a carburetor associated with the engine. The starting system includes a cam with a bearing mounted on the crankshaft. The bearing is secured so that its inner race will always rotate with the crankshaft. The cam has bosses on one side and is shaped such that it includes a base and a lobe with an outer surface surrounding the cam. At least one spring-loaded pawl is mounted on the flywheel. The pawl is biased to engage a cam boss so as to cause the cam to rotate with the crankshaft during a start-up process. A spring loaded rocker arm is pivotally mounted adjacent the cam. The rocker arm has a roller assembly...|
|Pendulum vibration absorber on a crankshaft|| 20130098198 || 20130425 |
| An apparatus for damping vibrations in an internal combustion engine. The apparatus includes a crankshaft with a lobe. The lobe has a flange with an opening that is coupled to the body of the lobe. A pendulum is pivotally coupled to the flange in a manner to allow the pendulum to follow an epicycloidal path of movement.
|System and method for friend identification|| 20130099895 || 20130425 |
| A friend identification that may include: a first array of antennas, wherein main antenna lobes of different antennas of the first array partially overlap to define a first array lobe; wherein a beamwidth of the first array lobe is smaller than a beamwidth of each main antenna lobe of the different antennas of the first array; a transmission circuit arranged to provide to the first array of antennas a radio frequency (RF) interrogation signal; a reception circuit arranged to receive an RF response signal from an entity to be classified as a friend and to provide an electrical representation of the RF response signal; and a processor, arranged to process the electrical representation of the response signal and to determine, based on the electrical representation of...|
|Random jitter beamforming method and transmitter and receiver using the same|| 20130099973 || 20130425 |
| A random jitter beamforming method for reducing the influence of a side lobe to decrease a beam width, and a transmitter and a receiver using the same are provided. The random jitter beamforming method includes dividing a series of binary sequences to generate a plurality of bit groups, designating a beam pattern, corresponding to each of the bit groups, from a set of two or more beam patterns having the same gain and phase in a target direction, and forming a beam with the corresponding beam pattern, for each of the bit groups.
|Recording head for heat assisted magnetic recording with a side lobe blocker|| 20130100783 || 20130425 |
| An apparatus includes a waveguide having a core layer, a near field transducer having an end positioned adjacent to a first surface, a first magnetic pole having an end positioned adjacent to the first surface, and a side lobe blocker adjacent to the first surface and having portions on opposite sides of the first magnetic pole and the near field transducer, wherein the side lobe blocker forms an aperture at an end of the core layer adjacent to the first surface.
|Wearable directional microphone array apparatus and system|| 20130101136 || 20130425 |
| A wearable microphone array apparatus and system used as a directional audio system and as an assisted listening device. The present invention advances hearing aids and assisted listening devices to allow construction of a highly directional audio array that is wearable, natural sounding, and convenient to direct, as well as to provide directional cues to users who have partial or total loss of hearing in one or both ears. The advantages of the invention include simultaneously providing high gain, high directivity, high side lobe attenuation, and consistent beam width; providing significant beam forming at lower frequencies where substantial noises are present, particularly in noisy, reverberant environments; and allowing construction of a cost effective body-worn or body-carried directional audio device.
|Directional audio array apparatus and system|| 20130101141 || 20130425 |
| A directional transducer array system comprising a plurality of transducers with mathematical sequence spacing mounted on an array tile or host device. In an embodiment, the invention allows the construction of a receiving or transmitting, tiled (modular) directional audio array while simultaneously retaining desirable directional characteristics, improving gain, and limiting negative impacts on side lobe attenuation as the array is scaled (i.e. identical or similar tiles are added to or subtracted from the array); and allows the construction of a receiving or transmitting directional audio array that is light weight and robust enough to be used in body-worn, body-carried, vehicular, and fixed installations.
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|Handover for an intermediate node in a wireless communication network|| 20130102312 || 20130425 |
| The disclosure relates to an intermediate node arranged to relay information between a donor node and at least one served node, and comprises a served antenna arrangement that communicates by means of at least a first and second electrically steerable antenna radiation lobe. During a first mode of operation, all antenna radiation lobes are directed towards a first donor node. During a second mode of operation, the antenna radiation lobes are directed such that the intermediate node is in contact with both the first donor node and the second donor node. During a third mode of operation, all antenna radiation lobes are directed towards the second donor node. A first polarization is associated with each lobe directed towards the second donor node during the second mode...|
|Wireless communication device, communication method and storage medium|| 20130093623 || 20130418 |
| A wireless communication device forms a second directivity response pattern having a null value in the direction of a main lobe of a first directivity response pattern, and communicates with a communication partner device by using the first directivity response pattern and the second directivity response pattern.
|Methods and systems for segmentation of cells for an automated differential counting system|| 20130094750 || 20130418 |
| A method of identifying individual cells in an image of a cytological preparation. The method includes the steps of obtaining an image of a cytological preparation including a plurality of cells; identifying a first region of the image, the first region having a region boundary encompassing at least one lobe, wherein the first region includes at least one cell; detecting at least one circle within the first region, where the at least one circle substantially covers the at least one lobe of the first region; and if the first region has more than one circle, splitting the region into at least two subregions.
|Transmit and receive phased array for automotive radar improvement|| 20130088393 || 20130411 |
| Examples of the present invention include methods and apparatus for phased array automotive radar which allow reductions in erroneous detections such as sidelobe clutter and ghost images. An example radar includes a steerable transmit antenna and a steerable receive antenna. Transmit and receive beams may be steered using an electronic control circuit so the main lobe of the transmit beam remains generally aligned with the main lobe of the receive beam, and the side lobe of the receive beam remains generally aligned with a null in the transmit beam.
|Conformal inlet apparatus for a gas turbine engine|| 20130081375 || 20130404 |
| An inlet apparatus for a gas turbine engine includes: a fan duct adapted to surround at least one row of rotating fan blades, the fan duct having a circular frontal area, and defining a first inlet plane; and an outer duct surrounding the fan duct, the outer duct including: a first frontal area shape at the first inlet plane which defines, cooperatively with an exterior of the fan duct, at least one lobe through which air can pass; and a second frontal area shape at a second inlet plane located axially downstream from the forward end which is circular, and which defines, cooperatively with an exterior of the fan duct, an annulus through which air can pass.
|Tiarella plant named 'pacific crest'|| 20130081188 || 20130328 |
| A new and distinct cultivar of Tiarella plant characterized by glossy leaves, large, palmately-lobed leaves with the terminal lobe the longest, an excellent trailing habit, dark brown markings following the veins filling up to ¾ of the leaf, and excellent vigor.
|Heavy duty riser hinge|| 20130067687 || 20130321 |
| A riser hinge (10) is disclosed which includes a mounting flange assembly (12) pivotally coupled to a strap assembly (15). The strap assembly includes a camming assembly (27) having a multi-lobed cam 28 with a large lobe (38) and a small lobe (39). The lobes have a top bearing surfaces which extends to a flat dwell surface. The large lobe top dwell surface (41) is of a select size (arcuate length) which is longer than that of the small lobe top dwell surface (44). The camming assembly also includes a cam follower (56) having two cam following ridges (69). The asymmetrical configuration of the grooves creates a first, large ridge (70) and a second, small ridge (71). The bottom bearing surface (77) of the small ridge...|
|Apparatus for cutting hair|| 20130068244 || 20130321 |
| An apparatus for cutting a person's hair, having a comb with a spine, a handle that extends axially from the spine and a plurality of teeth that extends transversely from the spine, and at least one finger that extends transversely from the spine substantially perpendicularly to the plurality of teeth, the at least one finger terminating in a lobe that is shaped to comfortably follow a surface of the person's head and shaped to gently scoop and lift hair away from the person's head.
|Valveless pump|| 20130071271 || 20130321 |
| A valveless, pulsatile, non-contact, positive displacement, finger-pump for pumping one or more fluids is disclosed. The pump can include one or more channels for holding one or more lengths of flexible tubing. The channels can include an adjustment mechanism and/or a resilient backing plate to reduce over compression of the tubing. The pump can utilize a plurality of profiled, pivoting fingers to sequentially occlude a length of tubing causing a pumping action. The fingers can be moved from the first position to the second position by a motor driven camshaft. Cam lobes disposed on the camshaft can be a modified eccentric design to improve tube occlusion and pump efficiency. At least one cam lobe can completely occlude the tubing at all times during operation to prevent...|
|Apparatus and method for processing reduced bandwidth envelope tracking and digital pre-distortion|| 20130072139 || 20130321 |
| An apparatus and a method for processing reduced bandwidth Envelope Tracking (ET) and Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) are provided. The apparatus includes a Crest Factor Reduction (CFR) unit, a resealing Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) unit, an envelope converter, a Supply Modulator (SM), and a Power Amplifier (PA). The CFR unit suppresses an increase of a side lobe occurring when a Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR) decreases with respect to a signal generated in a baseband according to a standard and passes through a transmit (Tx) filter. The resealing DPD unit receives an original envelope amplitude and a reduced bandwidth envelope amplitude of an In-phase/Quadrature-phase (I/Q) signal output from the CFR unit to perform a pre-distortion process. The envelope converter converts an envelope signal to a reduced bandwidth...|
|Downhole motors and pumps with asymmetric lobes|| 20130064702 || 20130314 |
| In an aspect, the disclosure provides an apparatus for use downhole. In one aspect the apparatus includes a rotor with lobes disposed in stator with lobes, wherein at least one of the contours of the rotor lobe and the contour of the stator lobe is asymmetric.
|Screening of drug for attention deficit hyperactive disorder by using git1 knock-out mice as a novel adhd mouse model|| 20130061338 || 20130307 |
| Provided is a method of using any mammal except humans, in particular, a mammal as an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder model, wherein genes of G protein-coupled receptor kinase interacting protein 1 (GIT1) as a neuronal synapse protein in the brain are knocked out from the mammal. In addition, disclosed is analysis of GIT1 knock-out mice in aspects of molecular biology, cellular biology, electrical biology and animal behavior and, more particularly, a screening method of novel drug, wherein excessive behavior as an attention deficit hyperactive disorder as well as recovery of theta wave in the frontal lobe are observed by administering a candidate material of the drug, thereby inducing recovery of the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
|Negative drive angle|| 20130047797 || 20130228 |
| A torque transmission driver has a main body having a first end portion adapted to receive and transmit torque from a torque generation source and a second end portion opposite the first end portion having a series of five or six lobes and troughs about a rotational axis, and a drive side transition between each lobe and trough on at least one side of each lobe forming a negative drive angle between −2° and −10°. A fastener corresponding to the torque transmission driver has a drive end portion adapted to engage the torque transmission driver and a lead end portion adapted to fasten the fastener, the drive end portion having a series of five or six lobes and troughs about a rotational axis, and a drive...|
|System and method for engine valve lift strategy|| 20130047942 || 20130228 |
| A system for controlling a valve in an engine is provided. The system includes a pump piston operably coupled to the valve. The valve is displaceable with electro-hydraulic variable valve actuation. The system also includes a cam lobe operably coupled to the pump piston. The cam lobe includes a profile configured so rotation of the cam lobe directs movement of the pump piston. The pump piston movement includes an increasingly accelerated first duration, followed by a decreasingly accelerated second duration, followed by an increasingly accelerated third duration, wherein when the valve is actuated the valve movement is in accordance with the configuration of the cam lobe.
|Side lobe suppression method for synthetic aperture radar (sar) image|| 20130050017 || 20130228 |
| A side lobe suppression method for an SAR image based on the deformation of a spatial spectral support area is provided. Using the relationship between the spatial spectral support area distribution of an SAR system and an impulse response, the trend of a side lobe in the impulse response is changed by deforming the spatial spectral support area; two SAR images with different side lobe trends are obtained by calculation; the difference information of the side lobe trends between the two SAR images is finally utilized to realize the mutual separation of a target main lobe and the side lobe, thus realizing effective side lobe suppression. The method has an obvious effect on side lobe suppression without losing image resolution, at the same time, can be...|
|Lip enhancement and enlargement device|| 20130046211 || 20130221 |
| A lip enhancement and enlargement device includes a suction element and a lip shaper coupled to the suction element. Each type of lip shaper includes one or more features that allow the device to shape and contour lips. A lip shaper may include one or more contouring elements that change the shape of an upper lip, for example. A lip shaper may also include shaping and contouring elements that form a fuller, unitary lip lobe or two fuller, lip lobes. Lip enhancement and enlargement kits and methods are also disclosed.
|In-cylinder emission cleaning by cams with auxiliary-lobes|| 20130037002 || 20130214 |
| Disclosed is an internal combustion engine gas cycle modification process, comprising venting, which allows for some automatic gas transfer from intake to exhaust or vice versa, through the cylinder, in the compression or expansion strokes, by a second or third opening of either the intake or the exhaust valves, which is done by using a second or third auxiliary lobe on the intake or the exhaust cams, which however are much smaller than the normal lobes. Seven gas cycle modifications are explained and compared, each of which reduces NOx by 300-9,000× and cleans emission in the cylinder. On the same fuel consumption, all these modified gas cycles preserve torque and power. One however, increases high engine speed power and torque by over 70%. That may be...|
| Aromatic heterocyclic fused indolobenzadiazepine hcv ns5b inhibitors|| 20110014154 || 20110120 |
| The disclosure provides compounds of formula (I), including their salts, as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.
| Neutral lock mechanism for vehicle shifter|| 20110011196 || 20110120 |
| A shifter apparatus is associated with a neutral lock lever and includes a detent ball bearing, a shaft seal, a detent spring, and a retention pin. A shaft associated with the neutral lock lever can be inserted into a matching hole configured within or integrated with a shifter housing. The shaft can be rotated if a cammed lobe portion associated with the shaft moves into an inner wall of the shifter housing. The retention pin can be pressed via an end of the neutral lock lever into a groove located on an outside wail of the shifter housing after the neutral lock lever is rotated into position. The retention pin rides inside the groove thereby limiting the rotation of the neutral lock lever. The neutral lock...|
| method of treating an ocular pathology by applying high intensity focused ultrasound and device thereof|| 20110009779 || 20110113 |
| Another embodiment of the invention concerns a device for treatment of an ocular pathology comprising at least one eye ring (1) wherein the proximal end of said eye ring (1) is suitable to be applied onto the globe and circular means (2,17) to generate ultrasound beam fixed on the distal end of the eye ring (1) capable of treating the whole circumference of the eye in one step.
| Fiber with 4t cross section|| 20110008620 || 20110113 |
| The present invention relates to a fiber with 4T cross section, comprising four T-shaped lobes, each of said T-shaped lobes having a cap portion and a leg portion, the leg portion of each of said lobes intersecting at the center of the fiber, each of said lobes separating from each other, and the adjacent T-shaped lobes forming an open hollow portion. Moreover, parameters such as Denier, opening range of the hollow portion, hollowness ratio, and degree of variation of the cross section are specifically defined. The fiber of this invention has guide channels design and thus can preserve relatively large clearances. Accordingly, the fabrics woven by the fiber of this invention have the outstanding capabilities of absorbing moisture and relieving sweat and the effect of keeping...|
| Multifunction wiper blade connector and assembly|| 20110005020 || 20110113 |
| A universal connector (100) is adapted to connect a wiper blade assembly (20, 102) with a variety of wiper arm ends (300, 302, 304, 306, 308, 310, 312, 314, 316). In order to connect side pin type wiper arm ends (302, 304, 306), the connector includes a pin hole (216) having a figure “8” shape defined by larger and smaller overlapping lobes (218, 220). A flexible tongue (222) carried by the connector (100) includes a pair of scalloped pawls (224, 226) aligned with the respective larger and smaller lobes (218, 220) so as to engage either a ¼″ or 3/16″ wiper arm side pin (302-306). In order to connect wiper arm ends having hook slots (310, 312, 314 316), the connector (100) includes a generally planar...|
| Pyridoindolobenzox-and thiazepine derivatives and uses thereof|| 20110003840 || 20110106 |
| A is —CH(R9)—X—, —XCH(R9)—; —CO—X— or —X—CO—; X is —O—, —S—, —SO—, or —SO2—. Y is a single bond or a double bond. D and E are independently —(CH2)n—; and ‘n’ varies from 0 to 2. R1 to R9 are various electron donating, electron withdrawing, hydrophilic, or lipophilic groups selected to optimize the physicochemical and biological properties of compounds of Formula I.
| Wind turbine with pressure profile and method of making same|| 20110002781 || 20110106 |
| A wind turbine produces a unique pressure profile downstream of the wind turbine. This pressure profile reflects the structure of the wind turbine, which includes a shroud that has mixing lobes on a trailing edge thereof. The pressure profile includes high pressure and low pressure regions corresponding to the number and location of the mixing lobes on the shroud.
| Threaded concrete anchor|| 20110002753 || 20110106 |
| A fastener for use in concrete includes a shank and a head. The shank has a tip distal most from the head. The shank includes a first helical thread formation having a thread form thereon formed from two portions disposed upon opposite lateral sides of the thread form. The thread form has a root and the two portions include an alternating series of lobe members and base portions. The lobe members have a height as measured from the root and the base portions have a height as measured from the root. The height of the lobe members is greater than the height of the base portions and the height of the base portions is greater than zero. The fastener includes a second helical thread formation that...|
| Implantable medical device lead|| 20100331938 || 20101230 |
| An implantable lead including a lead body including an outer surface, a proximal end, a distal end, and at least one electrode; an electrically insulating member that extends axially over a first portion of the outer surface of the lead body between the proximal end and distal end, the electrically insulating member defining at least one aperture that exposes a first portion of the at least one electrode when in a first position over the lead body; and a reinforcement member formed at least partially of a different material than the insulating member and coupled to the insulating member, the reinforcement member extending axially over the outer surface of the lead body between the insulating member and proximal end. The reinforcement member may be configured to...|
| Auricle-installed device and bio-signal measurement apparatus|| 20100331660 || 20101230 |
| Disclosed herein is an auricle-installed device including, a reference electrode to be placed on the ear lobe, a detection electrode to be placed on a surface exposed to bones surrounding the auricle of the ear, and a support body for supporting the reference and detection electrodes.
| Method for forming buried cavities within a semiconductor body, and semiconductor body thus made|| 20100330721 || 20101230 |
| A method for the formation of buried cavities within a semiconductor body envisages the steps of: providing a wafer having a bulk region made of semiconductor material; digging, in the bulk region, trenches delimiting between them walls of semiconductor material; forming a closing layer for closing the trenches in the presence of a deoxidizing atmosphere so as to englobe the deoxidizing atmosphere within the trenches; and carrying out a thermal treatment such as to cause migration of the semiconductor material of the walls and to form a buried cavity. Furthermore, before the thermal treatment is carried out, a barrier layer that is substantially impermeable to hydrogen is formed on the closing layer on top of the trenches.
| Check valve and piston pump having check valve|| 20100329911 || 20101230 |
| A check valve for arranging between a first pressure chamber, in which a first pressure prevails, and a second pressure chamber in which a second pressure prevails. The valve comprises a valve housing on which a valve seat is formed, and comprises a blocking element which is designed in a blocking position, to close a valve opening in the region of the valve seat, in order to block a connection between the first and the second valve chambers, and is designed in an open position to release the valve opening in order to release the connection between the first and the second valve chambers. The valve seat is configured as an oblique surface, which relative to the flow direction is aligned at an angle which is...|
| Wind turbine blades with mixer lobes|| 20100329879 || 20101230 |
| A horizontal axis wind turbine blade comprises a leading edge surface, a trailing edge surface, an upper camber surface extending between the leading edge surface and the trailing edge surface, and a lower camber surface extending between the leading edge surface and the trailing edge surface. Notably, the trailing edge surface includes a plurality of air flow mixing lobes. An ejector blade may be located above the upper camber surface and behind the trailing edge surface. The ejector blade may include an ejector blade trailing edge surface that includes a plurality of ejector blade mixing lobes. The ejector blade mixing lobes may include a plurality of ejector blade high energy mixing lobes and ejector blade low energy mixing lobes. Advantageously, the mixing lobes allow for a...|
| Producing a marker pattern and measurement of an exposure-related property of an exposure apparatus|| 20100328636 || 20101230 |
| In order to determine whether an exposure apparatus is projecting patterns correctly, a marker pattern is used on a mask for printing a specific marker structure onto a substrate. This marker is then measured by an inspection apparatus to determine whether there are errors in exposure-related properties such as focus and dose. The projection of the marker pattern is modified so as to accentuate the production of side lobe-induced features of the marker structure relative to the production of side lobe-inducted features of the product structure. The form of the marker structure is more responsive to exposure variation than the form of the product structure to exposure variation. The marker pattern includes both primary features and secondary features that augment the side lobe arising from the...|
| Epitrochoidal electric motor|| 20100327683 || 20101230 |
| An electric motor contains a mechanical mechanism that causes a rotor to move in an epitrochoidal path. Disposed around the epitrochoidal path are stators that may impel or force the rotor to rotate. The mechanical mechanism that creates the epitrochoidal path may consist of an output shaft with an eccentric lobe, where the rotor revolves around the eccentric lobe. A fixed mounted sun gear may engage a ring gear mounted to the rotor to cause the epitrochoidal motion. Some embodiments may have two or more rotors, and may include controllers with feedback sensors to operate the electric motor at a specific speed or to control the speed as defined in a speed profile.
| Energy absorber with double-acting crush lobes|| 20100326782 || 20101230 |
| An energy absorber includes opposing aligned crush lobes expandable in opposite directions, and when expanded, potentially collapse with different energy-absorbing rates and stroke distances. The energy absorber forms a subassembly design that is adaptable and easily modified for predetermined energy absorption crush curves and specific energy-absorbing circumstances, such that it can be used inside a vehicle passenger compartment or outside a vehicle in different locations, such as for a knee bolster on the instrument panel, or on a door inner panel, or on an under-knee seat component, or on a headliner or A-pillar cover, or hood-lifter for pedestrian safety. One version of the energy absorber includes formed sheets bonded along a perimeter to define two cavities and an inflator-holding pocket connected to the cavities by integrally-formed...|
| Ergonomic earpiece|| 20100326764 || 20101230 |
| An earpiece that substantially lacks a lower lobe is disclosed. The earpiece has a generally arcuate rib having upper and lower ends. A generally vertical rib extends substantially between the upper and lower ends of the generally arcuate rib. A lobe is formed at the upper end of the arcuate rib. No lobe is similarly formed at the lower end of the arcuate rib. Eliminating the lower lobe mitigates discomfort during use and also reduces the likelihood of tissue damage and infection.
| Rotary piston internal combustion engine power unit|| 20100326753 || 20101230 |
| A power unit (14) which has a spark-ignition engine unit (1) of the Wankel type including a three flanked rotary piston (R) mounted on an eccentric shaft (63) rotating eccentrically within a cavity within a two lobed epitroochoidal inner peripheral surface (14), the cavity including an inlet port (7) through which air at ambient pressure is induced into the working chambers, and an outlet port (45) through which exhaust gasses are exhausted from the working chambers, and the power unit also including a rotary expander unit (4) which has a two flanked rotor (24) mounted on an eccentric shaft (12) rotating eccentrically within a single lobed epitrochoidal chamber (25), both shafts (62, 63) being coupled to rotate together, and the exhaust port (45) of epitrochoidal cavity...|
| Multi-piston camwheel engine|| 20100326381 || 20101230 |
| An engine is disclosed. In one implementation, the engine includes a camwheel mounted to an output shaft. Eighteen cylinder-enclosed pistons are positioned in a circular plane about the camwheel such that the radius of the circular plane and the camwheel are coplanar. Lobes integrally formed on the camwheel define a guiderail including a continuously, substantially sinusoidal surface biased for rotation in the direction of the rotary motion of the output shaft. Drive bearings associated with each piston engage and maintain contact with the guiderail. The rotary motion is obtained by transferring the displacement of the plurality of pistons from respective top dead center positions and bottom dead center positions to the guiderail, thereby rotating the camwheel and output shaft.
| Anti-proliferative and anti-inflammatory agent combination for treatment of vascular disorders with an implantable medical device|| 20100322992 || 20101223 |
| Drug-delivery systems such as drug-delivery stents having an anti-proliferative agent such as everolimus and an anti-flammatory agent such as clobetasol are provided. Also disclosed are methods of treating a vascular impairment such as restenosis or vulnerable plaque
| Method and system for single exhaust valve bridge brake|| 20100319657 || 20101223 |
| Systems and methods for providing compression-release and partial bleeder braking engine valve actuation are disclosed. In an embodiment of the present invention, a cam may be provided with a main exhaust lobe and a compression-release or partial bleeder lobe and a base circle portion between the two lobes. A rocker arm including an internal rocker passage may be operatively connected to the cam. The rocker arm may contact a valve bridge at a central portion. The valve bridge may be operatively connected to first and second engine valves at its first and second ends, respectively. A slave piston incorporated into the first end of the valve bridge and a master piston may be incorporated into the central portion of the valve bridge. A hydraulic circuit may...|
| Gas plug retention and removal device|| 20100319528 || 20101223 |
| A gas plug retention and removal device for a gas operating system of a firearm. The gas operating system can include a gas block comprising a front end, a rear end, a gas block bore defined between the front and rear ends, and at least one cam engagement surface. A gas plug can be removably received in the front end of the gas block for at least partially sealing the gas block bore, and a cam lever bail can be pivotally coupled to the gas plug and include at least one lever arm. The at least one lever arm can be pivotally connected to the gas plug, be adapted to engage the gas block, and have at least one cam lobe formed therealong. The at least...|
| Transmission and variable radially expanding spring clutch assembly|| 20100319474 || 20101223 |
| A transmission generally includes a shaft member having a continuous cylindrical surface portion longitudinally disposed next to a cylindrical outer surface portion interrupted by longitudinal grooves. A first gear assembly has a first clutch spring that holds a first set of rolling members between lobes that extend from a first output gear. A second gear assembly has a second clutch spring that holds a second set of rolling members between lobes that extend from a second output gear. The first gear assembly and the second gear assembly are configured to move longitudinally along the shaft member to a position where at least one of the first gear assembly and the second gear assembly is engaged for rotation with the shaft member when a value of torque...|
| Non-linear actuator system and method|| 20100319341 || 20101223 |
| An embodiment of a system and method for moving an object in one axis includes one or more fluid inflatable containers which are arranged to transmit fluid pressure to a plunger, such that a flexible membrane of the fluid inflatable container engages with the plunger and forms a rolling lobe in response to changes in volume. The fluid inflatable containers are enclosed within an enclosure or drum, and a shaft runs axially through the center of the enclosure. The system further includes one or more control valves operably connected to the one or more fluid inflatable containers for controlling the volume of fluid in the one or more containers. By changing the volume of fluid in the one or more containers the object is moved. In...|
| Dynamically managing and reconfiguring wireless mesh networks|| 20100315966 || 20101216 |
| A wireless network with multiple subscriber systems in a lobe pool may operate by determining a state of the wireless network, identifying a new condition, the new condition including a new demand condition or a new network health condition, determining whether the new condition has a threshold impact on operations of the wireless network or component subscriber systems of the wireless network, and if the threshold impact exists, reconfiguring the wireless network to accommodate the new condition.
| Electromagnetic reactive edge treatment|| 20100315302 || 20101216 |
| An electromagnetic reactive edge treatment including an array of capacitively-loaded loops is disposed at or near an edge of a conductive wedge. The axes of the loops are oriented parallel to the edge of the wedge. This edge treatment may enhance or suppress the hard diffraction coefficient, depending on the resonant frequency fo of the array of loaded loops. Diffraction of incident waves that are lower (higher) in frequency than fo may be enhanced (suppressed) due to the increase (decrease) in effective permeability of the volume occupied by the array of loops. Applications include controlling antenna patterns, side lobe levels, and backlobe levels for antennas mounted on conductive surfaces near edges or corners.
| Rotary piston internal combustion engine|| 20100313844 || 20101216 |
| A rotary piston internal combustion engine of the Wankel type has a housing (1) with a two lobed epitrochoidal inner peripheral surface (14) a shaft (8) journalled in end casings (3, 4), a rotor (9) eccentrically mounted on the shaft (8) and geared to rotate at one third speed of the shaft (8) whereby working chambers (34, 35, 36) are formed between flanks of the rotor (9) and the end casings (3, 4), which chambers vary in volume as the rotor (9) rotates, the rotor (9) being cooled by a cooling medium in a generally closed cooling circuit, the medium being circulated by a circulating pump (27), via connecting passageways (20, 18) in the end casings (3, 4) and an internal passageway (21) of the rotor...|
| System and method for medical treatment using ultrasound|| 20100312150 || 20101209 |
| A system and method for medical treatment of tissue using ultrasound. The system comprises a probe having an array of transducer elements, an ultrasound waveform generator adapted to generate at least one electrical ultrasound signal, and a plurality of phase controls, each coupled to the ultrasound waveform generator and adapted to generate from the electrical ultrasound signal a phase-shifted drive signal that is coupled to an associated transducer element. The drive signal is effective to control grating lobe foci emitted by the array. The method employs the system.
| Multi-element amplitude and phase compensated antenna array with adaptive pre-distortion for wireless network|| 20100311353 || 20101209 |
| An improved communication system and method employing an actively controlled antenna array architecture is disclosed. The array contains a plurality of driven radiating elements that are spatially arranged having a pair of radiating elements fed with an RF signal predistorted so as to provide a controlled variation of the antenna array's elevation radiation pattern. High power amplifier (PA) efficiency is maintained by adaptive predistortion, coupled to each high power PA, while providing beam tilt and side lobe control.
| Identification friend or foe (iff) system|| 20100309039 || 20101209 |
| A method and apparatus for reducing transponder responses to reflected signals utilizes data in an interrogator message to confirm that if two interrogations are received within a predetermined period of time and if the two interrogator signals correspond to a side lobe followed by a reflected main beam signal, the presence of multipath reflection can be correctly identified and the reply to the main beam interrogation can be suppressed.
| System and method for treating tissue wall prolapse|| 20090326573 || 20091231 |
| Devices for controlling prolapse. The device includes a base, first and second lobes which protrude from a midsection of the base, and an anchoring knob distal the base. Various portions of the device are inflatable to and are inflated by way of an inflation tube and an inflation device. Some versions of the device include a base, an anchoring knob, and a shat that extends between and connects the base and the anchoring knob, again with portions thereof being inflatable.
| Flame retardant and light diffusing polycarbonate resin composition and light diffusing sheet thereof|| 20090326120 || 20091231 |
| A flame retardant and light diffusing polycarbonate resin composition comprising 100 parts by weight of a polycarbonate resin (A), 0.1 to 6 parts by weight of a light diffusing agent (B) with an average particle diameter of 1 to 10 μm, 0.03 to 1 part by weight of a light storing agent (C) with an average particle diameter of 1 to 20 μm and 0.03 to 1.5 parts by weight of a silicone compound (D) wherein the silicone compound (D) has a branched main chain structure and contains organic functional groups and the presence of aromatic groups is essential as the organic functional groups but the presence of hydrocarbon groups other than aromatic groups is optional as the organic functional groups other than terminal groups. The...|
| Alkaline fuel cell system|| 20090325012 || 20091231 |
| An alkaline fuel cell system includes an alkaline fuel cell stack, a source of fuel gas, an oxidizer gas pump for oxidizer gas, an electrolyte tank, an electrolyte pump, an auxiliary electric storage device, and an electronic controller. The oxidizer gas pump is controlled by the electronic controller to deliver an oxidizer gas flow to the alkaline fuel cell stack which varies proportionately with the amount of electrical current drawn from the stack under any load conditions. At zero load, a minimal oxidizer gas flow is delivered to the fuel cell stack. The oxidizer gas pump may be a positive displacement pump such as a vane pump, a lobe pump, or a screw pump; or it may be a controlled blower. Also provided is a back...|
| Method and device of peak detection in preamble synchronization for direct sequence spread spectrum communication|| 20090323766 || 20091231 |
| A spread-spectrum preamble synchronization peak detection system performs multiple statistical tests based on instant and time-averaged channel condition measurements to identify the synchronization peak. In a normalized peak-to-average test, a peak-to-average ratio measurement is normalized by a signal-to-noise ratio measurement to form a new statistical measure which effectively eliminates the impact of the wide dynamic range of the signal-to-noise ratio of the received samples. A transition SNR test is used to eliminate potential false alarms caused by spurious PARN peaks during the transition period at the onset of preamble arrival. Code-phase aligned time-averaging is used to estimate the signal and noise levels over a sliding window. The code-phase alignment of samples effectively separates signal and noise samples in the averaging process, and resulting in more accurate...|
| Exhaust gas reflux mechanism for multipurpose engine|| 20090320792 || 20091231 |
| An exhaust gas reflux mechanism for a multipurpose engine includes an exhaust reflux cam formed as an integral part of an single cam of the engine and having a cam lobe profiled to open an exhaust valve while an intake valve stays open during the intake stroke of the engine so that part of an exhaust gas remaining on the side of an exhaust port of the engine is drawn into a combustion chamber during the intake stroke.
| Supercharged internal combustion engine|| 20090320466 || 20091231 |
| A supercharged internal combustion engine system wherein the supercharger assembly includes an ejector pump driven by high-pressure air for pumping intake air into engine combustion chamber. Included are means for sensing engine power demand and controlling the supercharging action. A compressor and an air tank for providing high-pressure air for driving the ejector pump are also disclosed. During periods of natural aspiration the ejector pump can be by-passed to reduce flow impedance. The ejector pump can use a driving nozzle with a fixed throat or a variable throat, or a lobed nozzle. Effective supercharging is achieved even at low engine speeds. One of the objects of the invention is to obtain more power from small displacement ICE and thus providing automotive vehicles with sufficient acceleration in...|
| Waterfowl decoy apparatus|| 20090320351 || 20091231 |
| A waterfowl decoy apparatus to attract over flying waterfowl to an array of waterfowl replicas placed on the surface of a field or on the surface of a body of water. The apparatus includes a generally disk-shaped housing having top, bottom and side walls that cooperate to define an interior chamber. The top wall of the housing is uniquely provided with a plurality of spaced-apart sets of curved windows. Disposed beneath each window of each set of windows is at least one small light bulb, or globe. The light bulbs, which are powered by a dry cell battery disposed within the internal chamber, are controllably lighted in a predetermined fashion by a control circuit that is also disposed within the internal chamber to simulate the flapping...|
| Method for controlling advanced multimedia features and supplemtary services in sip-based phones and a system employing thereof|| 20090316688 || 20091224 |
| A method for controlling the advanced multimedia features and supplementary services, such as integration with Internet TV powered by online advertising including interactive video, banner, text ads, online tracking tool which tracks users behaviour, along with various features of communication and infotainment like Phone calls including PC to PC, PC to land line, PC to mobile and vice versa, Video Phone, Chat & TV (Internet Television), on-line shopping/store with facilities like searching of web, follow me facility, world clock and adding of favorites etc that are implemented within Internet Protocol (IP) based telephony technology using Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for its communications. Moreover the present application provides an interactive solution by offering free talk time to the users based on the duration of watching of the...|
| Screw compressor capacity control|| 20090311119 || 20091217 |
| A screw compressor has a housing (22; 302) having first (53; 330) and second (58; 340) ports along a flowpath. A first rotor (26; 306) has a lobed body. A second rotor (28; 308, 310) has a lobed body enmeshed with the first rotor body. The rotors and housing cooperate to define a compression path between suction (60; 332) and discharge (62; 342) locations along the flowpath. Means (100, 110, 120; 200, 210, 220; 370, 380, 390) provide relative longitudinal movement between a blocking portion (57; 352) of the housing and at least one of the first rotor and second rotor between: a first condition wherein a pocket of the first and second rotors is closed by the blocking portion; and a second condition wherein the...|
| Direct democracy framework|| 20090307065 || 20091210 |
| There is disclosed a global infrastructure that would help change the world's political landscape. Utilizing the distributed technology of end-user voting tools—installed on computers, cell phones, and other digital devices across the globe—this new infrastructure would facilitate a viral virtual democracy process identified as distributed voting. When integrated with the centralized management capabilities of a Voting Management Server into a Direct Democracy Framework, this process can dovetail into petitioning, registration, congress, and ratification. Such a system makes it clearly possible to represent the will of the people far more effectively than the often slow-moving voting systems that serve us today, either by providing a conduit of the people's will to existing representative governments or, where appropriate, by facilitated governance by direct democracy.
| Process for making 3-substituted 2-amino-5-halobenzamides|| 20090306372 || 20091210 |
| using a compound of Formula 1 that is characterized by preparing the compound of Formula 1 by the method above.
| Pharmaceutical composition comprising cyclobenzaprine and aceclofenac in association|| 20090306204 || 20091210 |
| The present invention relates to an association of active ingredients. More specifically: to an association of cyclobenzaprine and aceclofenac. Additionally, the present invention is also related to the use of aceclofenac and cyclobenzaprine, in association for the preparation of a medicine useful in the treatment of painful muscular diseases, as well as to a method of treatment of painful muscular diseases using an association of aceclofenac and cyclobenzaprine.
| Automatic resetting mechanical torque limiting clutch|| 20090305794 || 20091210 |
| A resettable torque limiter for installation between two rotary members, which can smoothly disengage upon application of a predetermined torque acting between the members and smoothly reset upon decline of applied torque below the predetermined level. An undulating cam surface formed on one member is engaged by one or more cam followers on the other member which smoothly ride over undulation peaks comprising cam lobes when the torque limit is exceeded and the driving connection between the rotary members is interrupted until the applied torque declines below the preset limit.
| Pd pumps with a common gearbox module and varying capacities and easy access to mechanical seals|| 20090304540 || 20091210 |
| Rotary lobe pump and circumferential piston pump designs are disclosed where the drive and driven shafts are detachably connected to their respective rotors. The rotors are disposed in a pump or rotor casing, which is sandwiched between a head cover and a gearbox. The drive and driven shafts pass through mechanical seal assemblies, which are sandwiched between the first and second rotors and the gear box respectively. The seal assemblies can be serviced or replaced by simply removing the head cover and removing the rotors from the drive and driven shafts. The pump casing does not need to be removed to replace or service the seal assemblies. Further, the capacities of the disclosed rotary lobe and circumferential piston pumps can be modified without changing the gearboxes...|
| Median barrier cable termination|| 20090304441 || 20091210 |
| A cable termination and method of terminating a median barrier cable is described. In one form, the cable termination comprises a tubular body with an opening into which an end of the median barrier cable is inserted. A wedge gripper includes three sections for gripping the end of the median barrier cable within the tubular body. The wedge gripper has a tapering outer surface that mates with a tapered inner surface of the tubular body and has a toothed inner diameter. A threaded cap is screwed to an end of the tubular body opposite from the cable opening, such that the threaded cap forces the tapering outer surface of the wedge gripper axially against the tapered inner surface of the tubular body to force the toothed...|
| Adaptive mode control apparatus and method for adaptive beamforming based on detection of user direction sound|| 20090304200 || 20091210 |
| An adaptive mode control apparatus and method for adaptive beamforming based on detection of a user direction sound are provided. The adaptive mode control apparatus includes a signal intensity detector that searches for signal intensity of each designated direction to detect signal intensity having a maximum value when a voice signal of each direction is input through at least one microphone; and an adaptive mode controller that compares the signal intensity having the maximum value detected through the signal intensity detector with a threshold value and determines whether to perform an adaptive mode of a Generalized Sidelobe Canceller (GSC) according to the comparison results. Therefore, a lack of control of adaptation of an adaptive filter of the conventional art is solved. That is, as one condition...|
| Underwater detection device|| 20090303835 || 20091210 |
| An underwater detection device includes a transceiver module for transmitting underwater an ultrasonic pulse signal that is frequency-modulated and receiving an echo signal corresponding to the transmitted signal, a pulse compression module for pulse-compressing the signal received by the transceiver module and outputting a signal pulse-compressed, a suppression range determining module for determining a suppression range where a range side lobe suppression process is performed for the pulse-compressed signal, an echo determining module for determining whether the data of the pulse-compressed signal at each depth corresponding to a range side lobe, a suppression value determining module for determining a suppression value for the data of the pulse-compressed signal at each depth, a suppression conducting module for performing a calculation to suppress the range side lobe based...|
| Array antenna with irregular mesh and possible cold redundancy|| 20090303125 || 20091210 |
| A transmit and/or receive array antenna comprises an array (R) of sub-arrays (SR) of at least one radiating element (ER) and control means charged with controlling the amplitude and/or the phase of the radiofrequency signals to be transmitted or received in the form of waves by each of the sub-arrays (SR) so that they transmit or receive signals according to a chosen pattern. The sub-arrays (SR) comprise a mean number of radiating elements (ER) which increases from the center of the array (R) to its periphery, and are arranged with respect to one another so as to constitute an irregular mesh offering pattern sidelobes of low intensity and a high gain in a favored direction.
| Split top air bag assembly|| 20090302587 || 20091210 |
| Air bag assembly is inflatable by an inflator mounted on the vehicle forward of the vehicle occupant seat. The air bag assembly has a vertical extending, occupant facing restraining surface located at a distance from the air bag base end. An air bag base wall extends generally horizontally from a base end mounted on the inflator and divides the air bag assembly into a lower air bag portion for restraint of the occupant lower torso and an upper air bag portion for restraint of the upper torso. The upper air bag portion includes an inflatable left hand lobe rising from the left side of the base wall and an inflatable right lobe rising from the right side of the base wall. The left and right hand...|
| Light bulb storage apparatus|| 20090301914 || 20091210 |
| A molded-plastic rectangular storage container that holds light bulbs of various wattage and styles including energy-saving fluorescent bulbs. The light bulb holding apparatus consist of a pull out drawer with attached tray. The tray has openings spaced apart in a matrix grid to receive and support bulbs by the globes thereof, housed in a full cover shell that is stackable with other containers.
| Single piece rotary wrenching tool|| 20090301270 || 20091210 |
| A rotary wrenching tool used on polygonal nuts, bolts and screws is disclosed. More particularly, the wrenching tool is a single piece rotary wrenching tool with a uniform interior having no moving parts and consisting of six or twelve inwardly projecting lobes of the same size that enable the wrench or socket to exert pressure on the flats of hexagonal objects away from the corners. This invention further relates to a duplex wrench operable on hexagonal fasteners measured by the metric, inch, or both systems. Within a defined range in one wrench, each wrench secures hexagonal objects measured by both inch and metric systems.
| Device reducing wind noise|| 20090300827 || 20091210 |
| Windshields B (25) are disposed forward of the windshields A (1) as required. This permits size reduction and simplification of the windshields A (1) and the sound insulating plates (2).
| Biosoluble coating comprising anti-proliferative and anti-inflammatory agent combination for treatment of vascular disorders|| 20090297578 || 20091203 |
| Drug-delivery systems such as drug-delivery stents having an anti-proliferative agent such as everolimus and an anti-flammatory agent such as clobetasol are provided. Also disclosed are methods of treating a vascular impairment such as restenosis or vulnerable plaque.
| Pressure sensor apparatus|| 20090293630 || 20091203 |
| A high pressure, miniature pressure sensor has a cup-shaped housing having an open end closed by a metal substrate. A raised stress isolation pedestal portion is formed on the substrate that receives a stress isolation glass pedestal element and in turn a silicon pressure sense element, all having closely matched CTEs to minimize temperature induced stresses. A fluid passageway is formed through the substrate and glass pedestal and an O-ring is placed around the passageway on the lower side of the substrate. A flexible circuit having a slit tail formed with two lobes for receipt respectively in the housing and on the substrate allows easy access of a solder iron during assembly. Mounting flanges extend from the substrate to facilitate mounting of sensor and minimize transfer...|
| Gearbox assembly|| 20090290976 || 20091126 |
| An assembly for a gas turbine engine includes an intermediate case and a gearbox. The intermediate case defines an annular transition duct. The gearbox comprises a plurality of lobes and is integrally formed with the annular transition duct.
| M-ary orthogonal keying system|| 20090290481 || 20091126 |
| A digital modulation system provides enhanced multipath performance by using modified orthogonal codes with reduced autocorrelation sidelobes while maintaining the cross-correlation properties of the modified codes. For example, the modified orthogonal codes can reduce the autocorrelation level so as not to exceed one-half the length of the modified orthogonal code. In certain embodiments, an M-ary orthogonal keying (MOK) system is used which modifies orthogonal Walsh codes using a complementary code to improve the auto-correlation properties of the Walsh codes, thereby enhancing the multipath performance of the MOK system while maintaining the orthogonality and low cross-correlation characteristics of the Walsh codes.
| Night light assembly|| 20090289047 || 20091126 |
| A night light includes a case, a bottle filled with liquid, an illuminating unit, a heating device, and a power cord unit. The case comprises a main portion and an extending portion. The main portion has a first compartment to accommodate the illuminating unit. The top of the main portion is formed with a first platform to receive the bottle. The extending portion has a second compartment. The heating device is located on a second platform provided at the top of the extending portion. The power cord unit comprises a first power cord connected to a holder of the illuminating unit and a second power cord connected to a heating member of the heating device. When the illuminating unit is conducted, the bottle filled with liquid...|
| Anti-proliferative and anti-inflammatory agent combination for treatment of vascular disorders with an implantable medical device|| 20090286761 || 20091119 |
| A drug-delivery system is provided including at least 100 μg of everolimus and clobetasol, such that the ratio of everolimus to clobetasol is at least 10:1 (w/w) or the amount of everolimus by weight is at least 10 times more than clobetasol. The system can be a stent. Also provided a method of treating restenosis or vulnerable plaque of a blood vessel, the method includes locally administering to a patient a first drug selected from a group consisting of rapamycin (sirolimus), Biolimus A9, deforolimus, AP23572, tacrolimus, temsirolimus, pimecrolimus, zotarolimus (ABT-578), 40-O-(2-hydroxy)ethylrapamycin (everolimus), 40-O-(3-hydroxy)propylrapamycin, 40-O-[2-(2-hydroxy)ethoxy]ethylrapamycin, 40-O-tetrazolylrapamycin and 40-epi-(N1-tetrazolyl)rapamycin, and locally administering to a patient a second drug consisting of clobetasol, wherein the minimum amount of the first drug that is locally administered is 100 μg, and wherein...|
| Lobed drive for hi-lite fastener|| 20090285653 || 20091119 |
| A drive socket for a male threaded fastener includes three rounded lobes of equal radius which are located equidistant from the center of the fastener and 120° apart from each other. The drive socket also includes three flat surfaces, each flat surface being located opposite one of the lobes and equidistant from the center of the fastener. Another embodiment of a drive socket includes a first set of three lobes and a second set of three lobes, each lobe being of equal radius and equidistant from the center of the fastener. The lobes of the first set are 120° apart and the lobes of the second set are also 120° apart and 60° apart from the lobes of the first set. Each of the lobes of...|
| Earphone|| 20090285436 || 20091119 |
| An earphone projects sound into an ear having an acoustic meatus, a tragus, an intertragic notch, an anti-tragus and a canal. The earphone includes a base that is positioned proximate an outer surface of the tragus and anti-tragus when the earphone is mounted to the ear. A speaker housing at least partially contacts the acoustic meatus of the ear and includes a speaker cover positioned proximate the canal when the earphone is mounted to the ear. First and second tragus lobes extend from the base generally toward the speaker housing. The first and second tragus lobes are spaced from and positioned on generally opposite lateral sides of the speaker housing. The anti-tragus being held between the first tragus lobe and the base when the earphone is...|
|Two-step roller finger cam follower assembly having a follower travel limiter|| 20080314340 || 20081225 |
| A two-step roller finger follower assembly for use in conjunction with a camshaft of an internal combustion engine, wherein the camshaft has at least one first lobe and at least one second lobe. The roller finger follower assembly comprises a follower body for engaging the first cam lobe and having a central aperture, a follower pivotably disposed on the follower body in the central aperture for engaging the second cam lobe, and a limiting stop disposed on the follower body for engaging a feature on the follower to limit travel of the follower body with respect to the follower. The limiting stop prevents overtravel of the follower body during valve-deactivation mode of the assembly, thus preventing excessive leak down of an associated hydraulic lash adjuster.
|Device and method for the delivery of drugs for the treatment of posterior segment disease|| 20080318843 || 20081225 |
| Hydrogel lenses are infused with a drug for the treatment of posterior segment disease. The lenses are placed in contact with the subject's cornea. Drugs can be passively released from the hydrogel and can migrate around the globe of the eye to the posterior segment.
|Line-of-sight rfid tag reader|| 20080309494 || 20081218 |
| Provided by aspects of the invention are devices, systems and methods for enabling the use of RFID tags that are not unnecessarily complex by changing the arrangement and operation of RFID tag readers Specifically, provided in some embodiments in accordance with aspects of the invention is a RFID tag reader incorporating a type of highly directional antenna, known as a pencil beam antenna. In operation, a pencil beam antenna has a highly focused and thinly shaped lobe. Those skilled in the art will appreciate that an antenna lobe is the volume of space within which RF signals can be detected and coupled to a receiver connected to the pencil beam antenna or within which RF signals can propagate after being transmitted by a transmitter connected to...|
|Triple stagger offsetable azimuth beam width controlled antenna for wireless network|| 20080309568 || 20081218 |
| A variably controlled stagger antenna array architecture is disclosed. The array employs a plurality of driven radiating elements that are spatially arranged having each radiating element or element groups orthogonally movable relative to a main vertical axis. This provides a controlled variation of the antenna array's azimuth radiation pattern without excessive side lobe radiation over full range of settings.
|Positive displacement flow separator|| 20080310981 || 20081218 |
| A positive displacement flow separator contains a rotor portion positioned inside a casing portion to act as a least area rotor which captures a volume and moves the volume along the length of the separator. The rotor portion contains a plurality of lobes which interact with grooves in the casing portion, such that the interaction of the lobes and grooves create barriers which capture the volume The creation of the volume creates a flow barrier between a downstream end of the separator and an upstream end of the separator. The flow separator is coupled to a combustion portion to provide a flow of material to the combustion portion.
|Positive displacement flow separator with combustor|| 20080310982 || 20081218 |
| A positive displacement flow separator or combustor contains a rotor portion positioned inside a casing portion to act as a least area rotor which captures a volume and moves the volume along the length of the separator. The rotor portion contains a plurality of lobes which interact with grooves in the casing portion, such that the interaction of the lobes and grooves create barriers which capture the volume. The creation of the volume creates a flow barrier between a downstream end of the separator and an upstream end of the separator.
|Positive displacement capture device|| 20080310984 || 20081218 |
| A positive displacement flow separator contains a rotor portion positioned inside a casing portion to act as a least area rotor which captures a volume and moves the volume along the length of the separator. The rotor portion contains a plurality of lobes which interact with grooves in the casing portion, such that the interaction of the lobes and grooves create barriers which capture the volume. The creation of the volume creates a flow barrier between a downstream end of the separator and an upstream end of the separator. The flow separator is coupled to a combustion portion to provide a flow of material to the combustion portion. Each of the rotor and casings portions are created by forming shapes which are equidistant at all points...|
|Process for the preparation of sartan derivatives and intermediates useful in such process|| 20080312451 || 20081218 |
| The invention provides a process for the preparation of a sartan derivative of formula (I) (formula as filed in paper form) (I) wherein the substituents have the meaning indicated in the description, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, comprising reacting 2-cyanophenylboronic acid or a derivative thereof with a p-halobenzyl-1H-imidazole derivative of formula (VI), (formula as filed in paper form) (VI) wherein (part of formula as filed in paper form), X, Y, R1 and R2 are as defined above, and Z is I, Br or Cl, in the presence of a transition metal catalyst and an inorganic or organic base. The invention also provides new intermediates of formula (V), (formula as filed in paper form) (V) wherein M is an alkali metal or an NR4R5R6R7 group; and...|
|Array antenna with shaped reflector(s), highly reconfigurable in orbit|| 20080303736 || 20081211 |
| An array antenna with reflector(s) (AR) comprises i) an array (RS) of at least two feeds (S1-S5), including a central feed (S1), arranged and positioned so as to transmit and/or receive beams (F1-F5) in chosen directions, ii) beam-forming means responsible for controlling the amplitude and phase of each of the feeds by means of amplitude/phase laws applied to their ports and providing an appropriate amplification level, in order for each feed (S1-S5) to transmit a chosen radiation pattern (forming a beam and comprising a main lobe) intended to cover a chosen zone (Z1-Z5), and iii) at least one reflector (RC) provided with a surface (SU) specifically for reflecting the beams delivered by the feeds and/or intended for the latter, and shaped tree-dimensionally so as to reflect...|
|Moineu stator including a skeletal reinforcement|| 20080304991 || 20081211 |
| A Moineau style stator includes a helical cavity component having reinforced helical lobes. The lobes are reinforced with a three-dimensional network of physically bonded aggregate particles. The network of bonded aggregate provides a porous skeletal-like structural reinforcement. Pore volume between the bonded aggregate particles may optionally be partially or substantially filled with an elastomer. An elastomer liner is typically deployed on an inner surface of the helical lobes to promote a rotational interference fit with a rotor.
|Braze or solder reinforced moineu stator|| 20080304992 || 20081211 |
| A Moineau style stator includes a helical reinforcement component that provides an internal helical cavity. A resilient liner is deployed on an inner surface of the helical reinforcement component. The helical reinforcement component includes a solder or braze material and is typically metallurgically bonded to an inner wall of a stator tube. In exemplary embodiments, the helical reinforcement component includes a composite mixture of solder and aggregate. Exemplary embodiments of this invention address the heat build up and subsequent elastomer breakdown in the lobes of prior arts stators by providing a helical reinforcement component. Solder reinforced stators tend to be less expensive to fabricate than reinforced stators of the prior art.
|Radial axis, spherical based rotary machines|| 20080304995 || 20081211 |
| A rotary machine which can be either a pump or an internal combustion engine has a housing enclosing a plurality of rotor spindles lying on the surface of an imaginary cone for driving an output shaft positioned at the vertex of the imaginary cone. The spindles have a beveled gear on one end and engaging an output shaft and a conical bearing on the other end. Angled eccentric rotors are mounted to each spindle shaped to maintain tangential sliding contact with two adjacent rotors to form a compression or combustion chamber. A spherical version of a compressor or an engine uses a plurality of rotary pistons each of which is eccentrically mounted and forms a spherical segment. Each rotary piston is mounted for tangential sliding contact...|
|Engineered structural members and methods for constructing same|| 20080295453 || 20081204 |
| A system and method of manufacture providing reinforced structurally functional load-bearing members, including but not limited to using thermoplastic materials, such as High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) or polypropylene (PP), reinforced such as with an aluminum alloy, glass-reinforced polyurethane (foamed or unfoamed), or carbon fiber core element. Among its possible uses, the present invention has application for provision of structural support members, such as an illustrative I-joist product having a vertical center member preferably comprising a thermoplastic material, and top and bottom flanges having structurally meaningful reinforcement. The center member and flanges preferably comprising a thermoplastic material provides a relatively hard, durable, substantially weather-resistant structure. Certain embodiments of the present invention include reinforcing members having a plurality of lobes or arms. Additional embodiments include indentations along the...|
|Independently moving rod with holder for lobed journal crank to produce the apex engine|| 20080295790 || 20081204 |
| The Independently Moving Rod 12 and Holder 30 for Lobe 24 (Apex) of Crank 20, will allow production of extremely fuel efficient reciprocating piston 42 and cylinder 41 engines, regardless of fuel type, without the need for many years of research and development or, R & D. The efficiency is increased because rod 12 moves independently to crank 20, which controls piston 42's movement and speed during most of the power stroke, and by using greater leverage per any certain amount of stroke. The Apex Engine can also be manufactured to be rebuilt by having a few parts replaced. The Apex Engine is simple, soundly engineered, need not be expensive, and will operate.
|Independently moving rod with holder for lobed journal crank to produce the apex engine|| 20080295791 || 20081204 |
| A thermal management system for an engine is disclosed. The thermal management system may have a first hydraulic circuit configured to circulate a fluid through the engine. The thermal management system may also have a second hydraulic circuit pressurized by the engine to heat the fluid during operation of the engine.
|Clutch assembly for an override system of an automated barrier|| 20080296114 || 20081204 |
| A clutch assembly for a motor of an automated barrier has a clutch and an override switch. The clutch is connected to the motor and has a body, an engaging frame, a cam segment and an engaging gear. The body is connected to the motor and has a cover, a mounting bracket and a pivot pin. The engaging frame is pivotally connected to the body and has a gudgeon, a rack lock and two elongated holes. The cam assembly is pivotally mounted in the engaging frame and to the body and has a cam block, two cam disks, a cable, a lobe and a pintle. The engaging gear is rotatably mounted in the body adjacent to the engaging frame. The override switch is connected to the...|
|High-power dual-frequency coaxial feedhorn antenna|| 20080297428 || 20081204 |
| Systems are disclosed for providing substantially equal E-plane and H-plane radiation patterns in a high power and dual band coaxial feedhorn antenna for a satellite communication system. One embodiment may include a coaxial feedhorn antenna comprising an outer coaxial horn portion for propagation of first signals and an inner horn portion for propagation of second signals. The coaxial feedhorn antenna may also comprise a conductive choke-ring coupled to the outer conductive wall, the conductive choke-ring being coaxial with the outer coaxial horn portion and the inner horn portion. The conductive choke-ring provides substantially equal E-plane and H-plane radiation patterns of the first signals and substantially reduced back-lobes.
|Blender apparatus with alternate blade mechanisms|| 20080298172 || 20081204 |
| A blender apparatus (10) includes a blender jar (14) having a base (16) and a container (18) for receiving food products; and a blade mechanism at least partially disposed within the blender jar (14). The blade mechanism includes a drive shaft (32) defining a shaft axis and being engageable with a drive mechanism for rotating the drive shaft (32) and first and second cutting blades (36, 38) mounted to the drive shaft (32). The first cutting blade (36) generally extends along the shaft axis and has at least one cutting edge (40) while the second cutting blade (38) traverses the shaft axis and also has at least one cutting edge (44). The first cutting blade (36) may have opposed cutting edges (40). The opposed cutting edges...|
|Audio earbud carrier|| 20080298626 || 20081204 |
| A flexible and compressible carrier includes a lobe having a receiver for releasably engaging an earbud-type audio earphone, and a retaining loop for securely positioning the lobe with the earphone adjacent the user's ear without insertion into the ear. User comfort, safety, and audio performance are enhanced, and the risk of hearing damage may be reduced.
|Sprayable pharmaceutical compositions comprising a corticoid and an oily phase|| 20080300229 || 20081204 |
| Anhydrous sprayable pharmaceutical/dermatological compositions containing, as active pharmaceutical agent, a corticoid, preferably clobetasol propionate, and an oily phase, are formulated in a physiologically acceptable medium, and are useful for the treatment of a variety of conditions and afflictions, notably psoriasis.
|Adjustable footwear sole construction|| 20080289218 || 20081127 |
| A sole construction having a cushion insert that is installable in the sole at different orientations to vary the support/cushioning characteristics of the sole. The sole construction may include a midsole defining a receptacle configured to receive the cushion insert in a plurality of different orientations. The cushion insert and the receptacle may include a plurality of lobes that are interfitted when the cushion insert is installed in the receptacle. The size, shape and configuration of the lobes may be varied between different regions of the cushion insert so that different regions of the cushion insert provide different support/cushioning characteristics. The cushion insert and the receptacle may be generally disc-shaped so that the sole is adjusted simply by rotating the cushion insert with respect to the...|
|Drive socket design for hold and drive fastener|| 20080289455 || 20081127 |
| A drive tool that includes a drive socket. The drive socket includes alternating flutes and lobes and has a conical portion. The lobes, rather than being tapered in the conical portion of the socket, are each uniform in width as they progress to an end of the socket. The fact that the lobes are uniform in width in the conical portion of the drive socket provides for better engagement with the flutes of a conical section of a fastener.
|Drop base ring clamping contour for air tubular bellow pneumatic springs|| 20080290570 || 20081127 |
| In a sleeve rolling-lobe flexible member air spring (2) at least one end section (4a, 4b) of the sleeve rolling-lobe flexible member (4) is to be attached in a reliable manner form tight, pull tight and pressure tight to a connecting part (air spring cover, 8 and/or roll-off piston, 10) by means of a clamp ring (6). The connecting part (8, 10) has an attachment slot (12) having the following characteristics: (a) the slot (12) has a truncated cone-shaped cross section, (b) the base (14) of the slot (12) is cylindrical, and (c) at least one of the flanks (16a, 16b) of the slot (12) forms a linear conical form with an opening angle (α); (d) in relation to the height (Hs) of the clamp ring...|
|Split aperture array for increased short range target coverage|| 20080291087 || 20081127 |
| A phased array radar system comprising a plurality of radiating elements configured in a common array aperture for detecting and tracking targets; and a transmit and receive arrangement responsive to a first control signal for configuring the plurality of radiating elements to define a plurality of sub-apertures from the common array aperture for detecting and tracking short range targets, wherein the plurality of sub-apertures are independently steerable array apertures and include an amplitude taper applied across each of the plurality of sub-apertures to reduce a peak sidelobe level.
|Method and apparatus for compaction, breaking and rubblization|| 20080292400 || 20081127 |
| An apparatus for compaction, breaking and rubbilization comprises a first non-circular plate having a first plate flat portion and a first plate thickness, a second non-circular plate having a second plate flat portion and a second plate thickness substantially equivalent to the first plate thickness, and a third plate having a third plate first flat portion and a third plate second flat portion and a third plate thickness less than the first plate thickness and the second plate thickness. The first plate flat portion is coupled to the third plate first flat portion and the second plate is coupled to the third plate second flat portion and each of the first plate, the second plate and the third plate are configured to form a multi-lobed roller...|
|Tapered rotor assemblies for a supercharger|| 20080292487 || 20081127 |
| A rotor assembly is provided for a compressor assembly having a housing defining an inlet port, outlet port, and a rotor cavity in communication with the inlet port and outlet port. The rotor assembly includes a rotor body having a plurality of lobes formed thereon and rotatably mountable within the rotor cavity of the housing. The rotor body has a first end, substantially adjacent to the inlet port, and a second end, substantially adjacent to the outlet port, when mounted within the housing. Each of the plurality of lobes has an outer radius that is greater at the first end than at the second end.
|Wireless communication mimo system with repeaters|| 20080293358 || 20081127 |
| The present invention relates to a wireless communication system (C) comprising at least one base station (1) in a communication cell (2), from which base station (1) at least two essentially uncorrelated antenna radiation lobes (7, 8, 9, 10) are formed. Each antenna radiation lobe (7, 8, 9, 10) communicates a MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) communication stream. The system (C) further comprises at least one repeating transmitter/receiver (repeater) (18, 19, 20, 21), which is arranged for communicating one of the MIMO communication streams to and/or from at least one UE (user equipment) (12). The present invention also relates to a repeater that is a part of the system (C), and a method for communicating at least two MIMO communication streams to and/or from at least...|
|Two-step roller finger cam follower|| 20080283003 || 20081120 |
| A two-step roller finger follower assembly for shifting between high-lift and low-lift valve modes in a valve train of an internal combustion engine includes a body having side members defining coaxially disposed shaft orifices, a pallet end, a socket end, a slider arm aperture, and a latch pin channel. The socket end is mountable to a hydraulic lash adjuster, and the pallet end is matable with a valve stem. A slider arm for engaging a high-lift cam lobe is disposed in the aperture, is pivotably mounted to a rotatable cross-shaft extending through the shaft orifices, and includes a slider tip for selectively engaging a latch pin to latch or unlatch the slider arm from the body. Dual rollers on the cross-shaft follow dual low-lift cam lobes....|
|Pushrod engine with multiple independent lash adjusters for each pushrod|| 20080283011 || 20081120 |
| A multiple-cylinder internal combustion engine having a camshaft-driven valvetrain with a camshaft disposed within an engine block includes at least two intake and/or exhaust valves with multiple valves operated by a common lifter and pushrod that engages a follower having multiple independent lash adjusters coupled to associated rocker arms. The lifter contacts the common camshaft lobe and a corresponding pushrod that engages a reciprocating bucket follower with a compliant coupling to corresponding rocker arms.
|Supporting structure for a camshaft, as well as methods for mounting and manufacturing a camshaft|| 20080283018 || 20081120 |
| A cam lobe 22 is formed as a single part, not formed together with a shaft body 21. The shaft body 21 penetrates through bearing holes 13F, 13M, and 13R, as well as a mounting hole 24 provided in the cam lobe 22, which is arranged in between the adjacent bearing holes 13F, 13M, and 13R. The bearing holes 13F, 13M, and 13R each in a perfect circular shape can be achieved, since there is no need to divide the bearing holes 13F, 13M, and 13R into two semi-circular arc shaped concave portions. Consequently, a camshaft 20 can be supported so as to rotate smoothly.
|Vehicle window mounting assembly|| 20070294950 || 20071227 |
| The invention concerns a window assembly in a vehicle having a window pane that is fixed in a window frame that is also used for movable windows. The window assembly may have a window mounting bracket assembly including a support plate mounted to the vehicle structure; a window support cam mounted to the support plate and pivotable about a cam axis, the window support cam having a lobe portion extending away from the cam axis and a peripheral window support surface for receiving and supporting a lower edge of the window pane; and a cam lock operatively engaging the window support cam to selectively prevent the window support cam from rotating relative to the support plate. The invention also concerns a method of mounting the fixed...|
|Titanyl phthalocyanine photoconductors|| 20070298341 || 20071227 |
| A photoconductor containing an optional supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, and at least one charge transport layer, and wherein the photogenerating layer contains a titanyl phthalocyanine prepared, for example, by dissolving a Type I titanyl phthalocyanine in a solution comprising a trihaloacetic acid and an alkylene halide; adding the mixture comprising the dissolved Type I titanyl phthalocyanine to a solution comprising an alcohol and an alkylene halide thereby precipitating a Type Y titanyl phthalocyanine; and treating the Type Y titanyl phthalocyanine with a monohalobenzene.
|Titanyl phthalocyanine photoconductors|| 20070298342 || 20071227 |
| wherein X and Y are each independently alkyl, alkoxy, aryl, a halogen, and wherein the photogenerating layer contains a titanyl phthalocyanine prepared by dissolving a Type I titanyl phthalocyanine in a solution comprising a trihaloacetic acid and an alkylene halide; adding the mixture comprising the dissolved Type I titanyl phthalocyanine to a solution comprising an alcohol and an alkylene halide thereby precipitating a Type Y titanyl phthalocyanine; and treating the Type Y titanyl phthalocyanine with monohalobenzene.
|Decorative cyclone globe|| 20070289177 || 20071220 |
| A decorative cyclone globe has a driving assembly, a spherical shell, a central decoration and multiple flying objects. The driving assembly has a pedestal, a motor and a blower. The pedestal has a base, a base bracket mounted on the base, a mounting ring mounted on the base bracket and a mounting dish mounted on the mounting ring. The motor is mounted in the mounting dish. The blower is mounted on and driven by the motor. The spherical shell is transparent and has an open bottom mounted on the mounting ring. The central decoration is mounted on the mounting dish in the spherical shell. The flying objects are in the spherical shell are blown around inside the spherical shell when the blower generates a swirling wind...|
|Fuel injector for internal combustion engine and corresponding method of manufacture|| 20070289578 || 20071220 |
| A fuel injector comprising a hollow body for housing a metering valve with a calibrated pipe for outlet of the fuel from a control chamber. The calibrated pipe is normally kept closed by a shutter controlled by an electromagnet comprising a magnetic core and an electric coil housed in an annular slot of the core. The coil outer cylindrical surface forms a gap with the annular slot so as to be lapped by the fuel coming out of the calibrated pipe. The coil comprises a bobbin having a pair of appendages for supporting electric supply plugs, which are englobed at least in part in a block of non-magnetic material. The bobbin has a substantially cylindrical rib, one flange adjacent to an end portion of the plugs,...|
|Network device detection using frequency domain reflectometer|| 20070290693 || 20071220 |
| A system for identifying elements in a cable network utilizing frequency domain reflectometry includes initial filtering stages to remove noise, second and third harmonics and side lobes, and subsequent identification stages to identify and display various elements, e.g. splitters, barrels and opens, in the cable network and their relative positions.
|Antenna control system|| 20070290935 || 20071220 |
| An antenna control system for setting the tilt angle of a main lobe of an antenna, in particular of an antenna constituting part of a base station in a mobile cellular communication system, said antenna comprising a plurality of antenna elements and phase shifting means for varying the phase of at least one signal being fed to said antenna elements, wherein adjustment of said phase of said signal is achieved by actuating an operating element, and wherein actuation of said operating element is achieved by operating an operating element actuator. The operating element actuator is coupled to the operating element of the phase shifting means by means of a force field coupling.
|Eyeglass frames|| 20070291220 || 20071220 |
| The present invention relates to eyeglasses and eyeglass frames comprising adjustable earpieces to align and attach to the wearer's ears or earlobes, thus avoiding contact with the wearer's hairline and hair, and minimizing contact with the skin.
|Traditional style post-top luminaire with relamping module and method|| 20070291492 || 20071220 |
| A luminaire adapted to being mounted at the top of a post having a design reducing maintenance costs. The luminaire has a capital with a globe mounted thereon forming an optical chamber, the capital has a front access area with a front access door hingedly attached thereto and optionally has a tool-less latch capable of holding the front access door over the front access area. The capital has an opening in a top portion thereof into the optical chamber, optionally, a relamping module extends from the inside of the capital, through the opening and up into a central portion of the optical chamber and has a lamp socket thereon. The relamping module may be removed without manipulation of the globe or globe roof. The luminaire may...|
|High-resolution ultrasound displacement measurement apparatus and method|| 20070291591 || 20071220 |
| An ultrasound method of measuring displacement with high resolution includes transmitting a pair of Golay's complementary sequences or other complementary sequences, receiving echoes from the object and performing pulse compression of the two sequences of echoes. The displacement of the object between the two transmissions is derived from the residual clutter signals around the mainlobe of the compressed pulse output. Furthermore, movement velocity, thickness, strain, elastic stiffness, and viscous damping of the object or regions of the object can be determined subsequently.
|Method and device for synchronisation in ofdm|| 20070291862 || 20071220 |
| A method of synchronising an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) IEEE 802.11a data packet at a receiver is disclosed. The 802.11a data packet has a series of short training sequence (STS) symbols as a preamble. Cross-correlation at the receiver of the STS in the 802.11a packet PLCP preamble with the modified reference STS, that is circular shifted by eight samples, results in a main correlation peak but with reduced pre- and post-lobes. To locate the cross-correlation peak, a running second derivative of the cross-correlation function is performed. Peak selection employs a running comparison of the position and magnitude of all peaks in the intermediate neighbourhood of the local peaks. Following selection of a peak from within the cross-correlation function of the first STS in the PLCP...|
|Golf ball|| 20070293352 || 20071220 |
| Pinless molding of a cover (24) for a golf ball (20), and an apparatus and method for manufacturing a golf ball precursor product (22) for use in pinless molding is disclosed herein. Preferably the golf ball precursor product (22) comprises a core (26) and a mantle layer (28). The golf ball precursor product (22) preferably has a plurality of lobes (30) extending from an innersphere (27). The plurality of lobes (30) allow the golf ball precursor product (22) to be centered within a cover mold without the use of pins for centering.
|Pipe connection system|| 20070284880 || 20071213 |
| A connector including a male adapter and a female adapter is provided. The male adapter includes a first base structure and a neck structure protruding out of the base structure. The neck structure includes a multiple of first lobes extending radially outward from the neck structure. The first lobes include a first mating surface contour on a bottom surface. The female adapter includes a second base structure. The second base structure includes a second mating surface contour on a top surface and is configured to fit into said first mating surface contour thereby compressing a face seal to induce a compressive stress between said male and said female adapter.
|Melting plate candles|| 20070287116 || 20071213 |
| The present invention relates to melting plate candles which employ heat conductive elements to distribute heat from a burning flame at a wick to a support plate for a solid fuel and to the body of said solid fuel, so as to more rapidly liquefy the solid fuel, such as paraffin wax, and to more uniformly and intensely heat such fuels to increase the efficiency of consumption thereof and to more rapidly release volatile materials contained within said fuels. The heat conductive support plate is configured so as to have a capillary lobe upon the surface thereof, which cooperatively engages a wick holder comprising a preferably consumable wick and heat conductive fins which conduct heat from a flame upon said wick to said support plate, said...|
|Cyclopropyl fused indolobenzazepine hcv ns5b inhibitors|| 20070287694 || 20071213 |
| The invention encompasses compounds as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.
|Exclusion device and system for delivery|| 20070288083 || 20071213 |
| A medical flow restrictor that may be used to exclude a saccular aneurysm from the circulatory system. The device, a thin walled, foil-like shell, is compacted for delivery. The invention includes the device, electroforming fabrication methods, delivery assemblies, and methods of placing, and using, the device. A device with an aneurysm lobe and an artery lobe self-aligns its waist at the neck of an aneurysm as the device shell is pressure expanded. Negative pressure is used to collapse both the aneurysm lobe and the artery lobe, captivating the neck of the aneurysm and securing the device. The device works for aneurysms at bifurcations and aneurysms near side-branch arteries. The device, unlike endovascular coiling, excludes the weak neck of the aneurysm from circulation, while leaving the aneurysm...|
|Articulated fitting for a head part frame of a foldable mattress frame|| 20070277311 || 20071206 |
| An articulated fitting which is arranged symmetrically on two sides of a head part frame (4) and a foldable lying frame (3) which are maintained on a base frame (1) with several four-bar mechanisms (2A-2B-2C-1; 2D-2B-34A-36) which are connected by means of a folding rod assembly (22) and wherein a locking iron (10) is connected to a guide element (34) and guided in a slider and a locking pin (9) of the head part frame (4) engages therein and locks in a flat lying position, optionally in an inclined relaxed position or a steep sitting position, wherein a release lever (17) provided with locking lobes (18, 19) extends between the four-bar mechanism and a locking journal (12) on the locking iron (10) in a spring-loaded non-positive...|
|Self ballasted compact fluorescent lamp and lighting apparatus|| 20070278959 || 20071206 |
| A self ballasted compact fluorescent lamp is provided with a cover, a globe having a small-diameter portion formed on a side of an open end portion which is attached to the fitting end portion of the cover, and an arc tube accommodated in the globe and provided with a bulb having a pair of electrodes. The bulb includes a spiral portion connected to the electrodes, the spiral portion having a helix diameter larger than the small-diameter portion of the globe at least a portion of the spiral portion, and the spiral portion further includes a short discharge path portion which is continuously and integrally formed with the spiral portion, has a pair of electrode sealed end portions on the side of the small-diameter portion of the...|
|Radio-frequency device, and radio-frequency tag communication device|| 20070279277 || 20071206 |
| A radio-frequency device includes a PAA processing portion configured to control a directivity of reception of a receiver antenna device, a received-signal-strength detecting portion configured to detect a strength of the received signal received by the receiver antenna device, and a direction detecting portion configured to detect the direction toward the communication object, on the basis of a direction in which a higher one of two strength values of the received signal respectively detected in first and second maximum-reception-directivity directions of a predetermined angular difference established by the PAA processing portion is minimal. The direction detecting portion is operated based on a fact that the received signal strength is minimal at the bottom of a gain existing in an area of overlapping of two main lobes...|
|Method and system for writing fiber bragg grating having apodized spectrum on optical fibers|| 20070280596 || 20071206 |
| This invention relates to a method and a system for writing fiber Bragg gratings (FBG) having apodized spectrum (“apodized FBG”) on optical fibers. An amplitude modulation mask is placed between a focusing cylindrical lens and the optical fiber. By reducing the distance between the amplitude mask and the fiber, the present invention can minimize diffraction effects that may be induced by long propagation distance of a laser beam passing through a small and/or narrow aperture in the amplitude mask. The method and system of the present invention can be applied to write FBG with apodized spectrum with small amplitude mask to achieve full width at half maximum (FWHM) bandwidth (BW) wider than 1.2 nm and to achieve side lobe suppression ratio (SLSR) as high as 30...|
|Release coating and process|| 20070281035 || 20071206 |
| A release coating having improved stability under aging conditions of heat and humidity is described whose release force can be altered by varying the amount of multi-lobe emulsion polymers relative to release agent.
|Adaptive beamformer, sidelobe canceller, handsfree speech communication device|| 20070273585 || 20071129 |
| The adaptive beamformer unit (191) comprises: a filtered sum beamformer (107) arranged to process input audio signals (u 1, u2) from an array of respective microphones (101, 103), and arranged to yield as an output a first audio signal (z) predominantly corresponding to sound from a desired audio source (160) by filtering with a first adaptive filter (f1(-t)) a first one of the input audio signals (u1) and with a second adaptive filter (f2(-t)) a second one of the input audio signals (u2), the coefficients of the first filter (f1(-t)) and the second filter (f2(-t)) being adaptable with a first step size (a1) and a second step size ((x2) respectively; noise measure derivation means (111) arranged to derive from the input audio signals (u1, u2) a...|
|Scanable sparse antenna array|| 20070273603 || 20071129 |
| A sparse array antenna is disclosed. The antenna comprises series-fed antenna array columns tuned to a respective transmit and receive frequency. The transmitting and receiving radiation elements are formed with a given distance between each transmitting radiator element and each receiving radiator element, and the series-fed antenna columns are arranged in parallel, perpendicular to a symmetry line forming a symmetric interleaved transmit/receive array. Furthermore the receiving array columns operate as parasitic elements in a transmit mode and transmitting array columns operate as a parasitic elements in a receive mode, thereby reducing creation of grating lobes. The created sparse array antenna may further be arranged to be scanable to also provide reduced sidelobes entering visual space when scanning the main radiation lobe from an off boresight direction....|
|Increasing photoresist processing throughput|| 20070275323 || 20071129 |
| Two acids may be formed per exposed photon using free radical promotion so that two acid products are produced via two parallel pathways. This results in increased fabrication facility throughput. In some embodiments, this may be achieved while reducing side-lobe defect liability.
|Cyclopropyl fused indolobenzazepine hcv ns5b inhibitors|| 20070275930 || 20071129 |
| The invention encompasses compounds of formula I as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.
|Cyclopropyl fused indolobenzazepine hcv ns5b inhibitors|| 20070275947 || 20071129 |
| The invention encompasses compounds of formula I as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.
|Rotary driving tool for high angular engagement with elliptiziodal driving head|| 20070266832 || 20071122 |
| This invention relates to the tool and fastener industry, and, more particularly, to a driver designed for coaxial and non-coaxial driving of a head for a threaded connector, such as a screw or bolt with a lobed drive recess. More particularly, to a tool or driver which has an elliptiziodal head to fit a mating lobed recess in the head of a fastener to provide non-binding torque in high angular displacement applications. The head portion conforms to the shape of an elliptiziod whose minor axis lies substantially along the central axis of the tool. The major axis of the elliptiziod is substantially perpendicular to the rotational axis of the tool. The head can be of any diameter and is preferably larger then the shank to avoid...|
|Novel fire retardants|| 20070267608 || 20071122 |
| wherein X is oxygen or sulfur, Y is bromine or chlorine, m, n is an integer from 3 to 5 inclusive, for use as a flame retardant, and a process for producing it.
|Cyclopropyl fused indolobenzazepine hcv ns5b inhibitors|| 20070270405 || 20071122 |
| The invention encompasses compounds of formula I as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.
|Cyclopropyl fused indolobenzazepine hcv ns5b inhibitors|| 20070270406 || 20071122 |
| The invention encompasses compounds of formula I as well as compositions and methods of using the compounds. The compounds have activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are useful in treating those infected with HCV.
|Free-planetary gear moderated nutating (athena) engine|| 20060288977 || 20061228 |
| In a nutating engine (or more generally a rotary displacement device) the cycling of combustion occurs between inner and outer spherical surfaces. The combustion chambers are additionally defined only by the surfaces of teeth of specially designed gears. These gears are the Rotator (2), two consecutive of some number of free-planetary gears (3A-E), and the lobed Nutating Member (1). The latter is enjoined to execute precessional rotation relative to the former and may be both affixed with counterweights (11A,B; 12A,B) and subjected to reverse-English transforming the precessional rotation to a stress-free mode in both the Newtonian and Eulerian sense. The insertion of optional butterfly-shaped plugs (4A-E,5A-E, 8A-E) boosts the compression ratio. Truly, no past engine possesses the characteristics of the instant invention.
|On-vehicle radar|| 20060290564 || 20061228 |
| A small, light and low-cost on-vehicle radar which reduces noise caused by a road surface, own car and radar itself, prevents road clutter and improves detection performance is provided. The on-vehicle radar includes an antenna having one or a plurality of radiation elements which radiate linearly polarized waves, a slit plate provided with a plurality of slits on a metal plate disposed in front of this antenna surface and a foamed material provided between the antenna and slit plate. Side lobes whose principal component is a cross polarized wave from a feeder line of the antenna can be reduced and road clutter can be prevented. Resonance of slits whose characteristic frequency becomes equal to or smaller than the frequency of vehicle can be reduced and noise...|
|System and method for suppressing iff responses in the sidelobes and backlobes of iff interrogator antennas|| 20060284759 || 20061221 |
| An IFF interrogation system for use on an aircraft is described. The system transmits a signal from an interrogator to a transponder and from the transponder to the interrogator. The system includes a non-reciprocal IFF antenna that breaks either an uplink signal or a downlink signal at any given angle outside the main beam. The IFF transmitter transmits an Uplink Σ signal and an Uplink Δ signal to the IFF antenna.
|Cyber tracker|| 20060284763 || 20061221 |
| The Cyber Tracker, a 5 inch square by 1 inch thick battery powered GPS device is placed in the entering vehicle or asset. A customized software application transmitted wirelessly imposes an icon specific to that vehicle on a computerized map in any number of on or off site locations. Administratively defined criteria (i.e. speed, location, stopping time and route designation to name a few) can be set so that a series of alarms can be triggered if the criteria are violated. “Geo fencing”, a unique characteristic of the Cyber Tracker, allows the administrator to define specific areas that can be determined as “off limits” and as such will trigger alarms if the assigned Cyber Tracker enters the defined space. The reverse can also be used by...|
|Pyrrolobenzodiazepine pyridine carboxamides and derivatives as follicle-stimulating hormone receptor antagonists|| 20060287522 || 20061221 |
| This invention provides pyrrolobenzodiazepine pyridine carboxamides selected from those of Formula (1), which act as follicle stimulating hormone receptor antagonists. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treatment utilizing the compounds of Formulae (1) and (2).
|Extraocular muscle prosthesis|| 20060287720 || 20061221 |
| A prosthetic device and method to restore extraocular muscle function. The device includes a housing; a biasing component disposed in the housing; a proximal connector operatively connected to a proximal end of the biasing component; and a distal connector operatively connected to a distal end of the biasing component, wherein the proximal connector is configured for being secured with respect to an orbital bone and the distal connector adapted to be secured to the paralyzed or absent muscle stump, e.g. on the globe, or to the eyelid.
|Method for determining a flight management system rendezvous intercept position|| 20060287781 || 20061221 |
| One popular military aircraft mission is to meet or rendezvous with another aircraft. Presently used systems have limitations in rendezvous distance, low accuracy of computed rendezvous intercept position, and wrong results in special rendezvous scenarios such in polar regions or on a collision path. The present invention makes use of a numerical algorithm to accurately compute the rendezvous interception position with a preselected tolerance/resolution. The algorithm makes no assumption of angles and uses a proven Sodanos equation to compute a distance between two points on the earth or to compute a second position away from a first position at a known distance and bearing. Using the invention, the rendezvous intercept position can be computed with greater accuracy and a further distance in any region of the...|
|Footwear with a sole structure incorporating a lobed fluid-filled chamber|| 20060277794 || 20061214 |
| A fluid-filled chamber for an article of footwear and a method for manufacturing the chamber are disclosed. The chamber may be incorporated into a sole structure of the footwear and includes a central area and a plurality of lobes extending outward from the central area. The lobes are in fluid communication with the central area and are formed from a first surface, a second surface, and a sidewall. The sidewall joins with the first surface with the second surface to seal the fluid within the chamber, but no internal connections are generally utilized to join interior portions of the first surface with interior portions of the second surface. The fluid within the chamber may be air at a pressure that is approximately equal to an ambient...|
|Actuating device for doors or hatches of vehicles|| 20060277954 || 20061214 |
| An actuating device for a door or hatch of a vehicle includes a carrier for moving a slide between a locking position and a release position for locking a turret to be inserted into an opening of the carrier in a desired inserted position. The slide is provided on its front side in the pull-out direction with a lobe which includes a radially outer surface pointing away from the inserted turret. The turret has an opposing lobe facing the insertion direction, wherein the opposing lobe is arranged at a radial distance from the adjacent circumferential zone of the turret and includes a radially inner surface facing the turret. When the turret is moved into the locking position, the lobe travels into a radial distance from the...|
|Medical fastener and tool|| 20060278049 || 20061214 |
| A drive system for a surgical fastener is composed of a drive tool with a drive tip that mates closely with the recess formed in the head of a threaded fastener. The surgical fastener has a head with a quadrilobe fitting therein which closely mates with the quardilobe tip of the tool. The cooperating drive surfaces align the fastener and tool coaxially and produce four point contact equidistant about the circumference of said fastener significantly reducing angular excursions of the fastener during placement in the bone.
|Axial locking device for turbine blades|| 20060280611 || 20061214 |
| A turbine blade locking device for axial retention of a turbine blade (1) having a blade root (3) inserted in an axially extending profiled lobe slot (5) of a turbine disk (4), wherein, a sealing fin of a blade platform (10) includes, over part of its axial length, a retaining groove (6) featuring a semicircular cross-section, a disk lobe (7) of the turbine disk (4) is provided with a semi-spherical recess (8), and a ball (2) is fitted into the recess (8) and the retaining groove (6).
|Modulated combined lubrication and control pressure system for two-stroke/four-stroke switching|| 20060272598 || 20061207 |
| A switching mechanism capable of switching between a two-stroke operation and a four-stroke operation of an engine as desired, wherein the switching mechanism is switchable between engagement with a first cam lobe for four-stroke operation and a second cam lobe for two-stroke operation.
|Airflow system for a convection oven|| 20060272632 || 20061207 |
| A convection cooking appliance includes a convection fan for establishing a convection airflow which is heated by a heating element including first and second sections that are symmetrically disposed about the convection fan substantially parallel to and downstream of the convection fan. Each of the first and second sections is formed so as to include at least three lobes and four 180° turns, while establishing a thin profile heating element. A convection fan cover extends across the convection fan and includes a main body portion having an outlet portion for directing the convection airflow into a cooking chamber of the appliance. The outlet portion includes an angled louver and a trip edge portion. The angled louver and trip edge portion cooperate to alter a direction of...|
|Phase shifter, a phase shifter assembly, feed networks and antennas|| 20060273864 || 20061207 |
| A variable differential phase shifter including an isolation element providing good isolation between output ports, good return loss and reduced reflections. In one embodiment a Wilkinson divider is incorporated in the wiper arm of a wiper type variable differential phase shifter. In another embodiment a linear phase shifter incorporates a Wilkinson divider. Multistage embodiments are also disclosed. The variable differential phase shifter may be used in combination with a hybrid coupler to provide an isolated variable power divider. The variable differential phase shifter may be utilized in a variety of feed networks and antenna arrays to vary beam tilt, beam azimuth and beam width. Antennas incorporating the phase shifter exhibit low variation of half power beam width with frequency and reduced side lobes.
|Selectable range lobes using wide-band array|| 20060273948 || 20061207 |
| The present inventive concept for bistatic or monostatic radar utilization discloses a method and a system for unambiguous range resolution utilizing an ultra wide-band signal, generally a wide-band noise signal which may be continuous bandwidth limited white or colored noise. The noise signal is typically generated and radiated by a transmitting antenna covering the entire reception range of a receiving sparse antenna. An echo signal is received by the receiving antenna. By means of a selected auto-correlation function defining the wide-band noise signal power spectrum, the convolution of the radiated output signal and the received echo input signal will give the target range information.
|Method and apparatus for wireless communications|| 20060274817 || 20061207 |
| A communication system 20 uses TDMA techniques to distinguish intended recipients of a communication signal 26 from one another, and direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) techniques to encode and distinguish diverse parallel substreams 70 and 74 of each user's data stream. Parallel unspread substreams 70 are spread using cyclic variations of a common spreading code 38. In one embodiment, the common spreading code 38 is chosen for low aperiodic autocorrelation sidelobes and a substantially flat spectral analysis. In another embodiment the common spreading code 38 is chosen for low periodic autocorrelation sidelobes and a substantially flat spectral analysis. In one embodiment, the use of cyclic variations of the spreading code 38 along with a cyclic prefix 114 enables the mathematical communicative matrix multiplication property, thereby permitting...|
|Analog-to-digital converter compensation system and method|| 20060274859 || 20061207 |
| An analog-to-digital converter compensation method includes providing at least one analog tone, converting the analog tone into digital signals, and using the digital signals to generate an error compensation model comprising a plurality of compensation values corresponding to respective digital signals. The compensation values are obtained by applying a time domain window, performing a discrete Fourier transform on digital signals within the time domain window, zeroing out transform bins except for bins within lobes on selected spurious frequencies, performing an inverse Fourier transform, and obtaining resulting signals from applying an inverse of the time domain window.
|Hearing aid with printed circuit board and microphone suspension|| 20060274909 || 20061207 |
| A hearing aid for placement behind the ear lobe of a hearing aid user has a rigid circuit board, a microphone and a suspension for holding the microphone, a top shell part with at least one sound inlet opening for directing sound from the environment to the microphone and a bottom shell part which holds the printed circuit board, the microphone suspension including fixing means for attachment thereof to the circuit board.
|Golf ball with non-circular dimples|| 20060276266 || 20061207 |
| A golf ball has a substantially spherical outer surface comprised of a plurality of non-circular dimples. The dimples are formed by a plurality of lobes extending from a central hub, wherein each lobe is defined by a curved outer segment. The curved outer segments form at least a portion of the perimeter of the dimple. The dimples are comprised of at least four lobes. The dimples can also be comprised of a plurality of radiating arms emanating from a location proximate the hub of the dimple.
|Expandable vinylaromatic polymers and process for their preparation|| 20060276557 || 20061207 |
| Expandable vinylaromatic polymers which comprise: a) a matrix obtained by polymerizing 50-100% by weight of one or more vinylaromatic monomers and 0-50% by weight of a copolymerizable monomer; b) 1-10% by weight, calculated with respect to the polymer (a) of an expanding agent englobed in the polymeric matrix; c) 0.01-20% by weight, calculated with respect to the polymer (a) of carbon black distributed in the polymeric matrix having an average diameter ranging from 30 to 2000 nm, a surface area ranging from 5 to 40 m2/g, a sulfur content ranging from 0.1 to 2000 ppm and an ash content ranging from 0.001 to 1%.
|Combination driver and combination fastener|| 20060266168 || 20061130 |
| A driver has a tip that enables it to engage each one of a conventional hexagonal-head fastener and a conventional lobed-head fastener. The tip includes alternating flutes and crests. The crests are substantially flat to engage straight walls of a hexagonal-head. The flutes engage the lobed head of the fastener. A socket-type driver engages each type of conventional fastener. A fastener and a pair of socket-type fasteners have alternating flutes, which can be engaged by a conventional lobed-head driver, and crests or sidewall surfaces, which can be engaged by a conventional hexagonal-head driver.
|Quick coupler for liquid flow lines|| 20060266964 || 20061130 |
| A quick coupler for fluid lines includes a socket body housing a first popper valve; a socket collar mounted around the socket body, and having a plurality of locking lobes; a plug body housing a second poppet valve; and a plug collar mounted around the plug body, with locking slots for receiving the locking lobes, each locking slot having an entry leg and a lateral leg. The socket body may be attached to a first hose and the plug body may be attached to a second hose. When the plug body/collar assembly is urged, under longitudinal force, into engagement with the socket body/collar assembly, the plug body enters a cavity in the socket body, while the poppet valves are forced against each other and thus opened,...|
|Low-level oil sensor|| 20060267751 || 20061130 |
| A low fluid sensor for an internal combustion engine. The sensor includes a base with helically threaded post and a float slidably mounted on the post. The float rotates about the post as it moves longitudinally along it. In the preferred embodiment, eccentric mounting of the assembly along with its lobe shape act in concert with the pitch of the screw threads and fluid viscosity to dampen the buoyant movement of the float against fluid turbulence. At a predetermined level a latch spring on the float contacts an ignition circuit terminal and grounds the engine ignition circuit. A catch holds the float at the pre-determined level, preventing engine starting, so that the sensor may only be reset by addition of fluid and re-insertion of the dipstick.
|A machine producible directive closed-loop impulse antenna|| 20060267855 || 20061130 |
| A low-cost high performance ultra wideband antenna that combines coax-shielded cables with properly selected and carefully positioned load balancing components to form a novel closed loop dipole is disclosed. The apparatus includes a closed-loop broadband antenna circuit that may be comprised of single or multiple conductive radiating elements that are electrically connected to one another at the flare-end of each antenna leaf by at least one shielded conductor in one or more shielded cables of any type. The shielded cable portion of the closed loop circuit is interrupted by load impedance tapered regions that are positioned in an area that does not interfere or interferes minimally with antenna performance. The closed-loop broadband antenna circuit and the feed-point connections may be grounded by a separate path within...|
|Lantern with a multiple lighting effect lens and swivel light source|| 20060268541 || 20061130 |
| The present invention provides lanterns that have a globe or lens with portions that differ in their light transmitting characteristics such that each portion provides a different illuminating effect, and a candle or other light source held within the globe or lens on a holder that is able to swivel or rotate in relation to the globe or lens. This enables the lantern to be positioned such that light from the light source passes primarily through either one of the lens portions for the desired illumination characteristic.
|Wood joint for a barrelhead|| 20060269358 || 20061130 |
| A wood joint is disclosed which comprises a first heading having a first profile comprising an upper lobe, a lower lobe, and a valley section intermediate the lobes, a second heading having a second profile comprising an upper socket, a lower socket, and a ridge section intermediate the sockets, and the first profile for engaging the second profile for securing the headings together.
|Hourglass-shaped cavitation chamber with spherical lobes|| 20060269430 || 20061130 |
| An hourglass-shaped cavitation chamber is provided. The chamber is comprised of two large spherical regions separated by a smaller cylindrical region. Coupling the regions are two transitional sections which are preferably smooth and curved. Although the chamber is preferably fabricated from a machinable material, such as a metal, it can also be fabricated from a fragile material, such as a glass. An acoustic driver assembly is incorporated within the chamber wall at one end of the cavitation chamber. The driver can be threadably coupled to the chamber or attached using an epoxy, diffusion bonding, brazing or welding. O-rings or other seals can be used to seal the driver to the chamber. The head surface of the driver assembly can be flush, recessed, or extended from the...|
|Hourglass-shaped cavitation chamber with spherical lobes|| 20060269458 || 20061130 |
| An hourglass-shaped cavitation chamber is provided. The chamber is comprised of two large spherical regions separated by a smaller cylindrical region. Coupling the regions are two transitional sections which are preferably smooth and curved. The chamber can be fabricated from either a fragile material, such as a glass, or a machinable material, such as a metal. A ring-shaped acoustic driver is coupled to one end of the cavitation chamber, preferably using an epoxy or other adhesive. If desired, a second ring-shaped acoustic driver can be coupled to the second chamber end. Coupling conduits which can be used to fill/drain the chamber as well as couple the chamber to a degassing and/or circulatory system can be attached to one, or both, ends of the chamber.
|Hourglass-shaped cavitation chamber with spherical lobes|| 20060269459 || 20061130 |
| An hourglass-shaped cavitation chamber is provided. The chamber is comprised of two large spherical regions separated by a smaller cylindrical region. Coupling the regions are two transitional sections which are preferably smooth and curved. The chamber can be fabricated from either a fragile material, such as a glass, or a machinable material, such as a metal. An acoustic driver assembly is coupled to one end of the cavitation chamber, preferably using a threaded means (e.g., bolt or all-thread/nut), an epoxy joint, a diffusion bond joint, or a braze joint. If desired, a second acoustic driver assembly can be coupled to the second chamber end. Preferably the driver or drivers are attached such that their central axis is coaxial with the central axis of the cavitation chamber....|
|Hourglass-shaped cavitation chamber with spherical lobes|| 20060269460 || 20061130 |
| An hourglass-shaped cavitation chamber is provided. The chamber is comprised of two large spherical regions separated by a smaller cylindrical region. Coupling the regions are two transitional sections which are preferably smooth and curved. The chamber can be fabricated from either a fragile material, such as a glass, or a machinable material, such as a metal. A ring-shaped acoustic driver is positioned around the outer circumference of one of the two large spherical regions of the cavitation chamber. Preferably the driver is held in place with an epoxy or other adhesive. If desired, a second ring-shaped acoustic driver can be positioned around the outer circumference of the second of the two large spherical regions of the cavitation chamber. Coupling conduits which can be used to fill/drain...|