|| List of recent Pill-related patents
| Pill dispensing system for monitoring compliant receipt of pills by a patient|
A pill dispensing system for monitoring compliant receipt of pills by a patient, comprising a base unit having an area adapted to receive a pill container, the base unit comprising a microprocessor and a power supply, the pill container comprising a plurality of breakable closures each sealing a respective one of the pill compartments, each breakable closure comprising a breakable conductor being adapted to break upon breaking of the breakable closure of a respective one of the pill compartments and to generate a first pill compartment opening signal on the microprocessor, said base unit further comprising a plurality of optical detectors, each optical detector being associated with a respective one of the pill compartments of the pill container and being adapted to generate a second pill compartment opening signal on the microprocessor upon the breaking of the breakable closure of a respective one of the pill compartments.. .
| Zero blood flow sensitive heart stimulator|
A zero flow responsive heart stimulator contains a zero flow sensors, which generate signals at the moment of the termination of blood inflow in the right atrium and the right ventricle, sensing this the most precisely in the places, where the sinoatrial node and atrioventricular node reside, for the right atrium and the right ventricle, respectively. The stimulator is based on our discovery, that the two nodes are the same sensors in the biological systems, based on the fact that until the filling of the said two chambers continues, the venous blood flow sucks on bernoulli's principle the ca and na cations from the two nodes interstices, preventing the inward currant in their cells, thus delaying the completion of the 0-phase of their depolarization and the action potential, until the blood flow stops.
| Devices, systems and methods for acute or chronic delivery of substances or apparatus to extravascular treatment sites|
Methods and apparatus for delivery of substances or apparatus to target sites located outside blood vessels within the body of a human or animal patient. A vessel wall penetrating catheter is inserted into the vasculature, positioned and oriented within a blood vessel near the target extravascular site and a penetrator is advanced from the catheter so as to penetrate outwardly through the wall of the blood vessel in the direction of the target site.
| Truncated l1 protein of human papillomavirus type 6|
The invention relates to a truncated l1 protein of the human papillomavirus type 6, a virus-like particle consisting of the protein, a vaccine comprising said virus-like particle, and the use of the vaccine in the prevention of condyloma acuminatum or hpv infections.. .
| Rigid polyurethane foams with uniform cell size distribution and homogeneous open-cell content|
The present invention relates to predominantly open-cell, cold-deformable, rigid polyurethane foams which possess a uniform cell structure with similar cell sizes and similar physical properties, more particularly a similar open-cell content. These foams are suitable for producing automotive interior trim, more particularly roof linings and pillar trim..
| System and method for optical detection using capillary action|
A system and method for the detection of one or more analytes in a collected sample employs capillary action in a sample card containing a sample substrate, at least one test capsule and an absorbent pad. The absorbent pad absorbs the contents of the test capsule and delivers the same to the sample substrate, with the contents of the test capsule chemically reacting with at least one detection reagent to establish an optical indicator for the analyte(s).
| Inhaler component|
The invention relates to an inhaler component for the formation of a vapour-air mixture and/or a condensation aerosol by evaporation of a liquid material and optionally the condensation of the formed vapour, comprising: a housing, an electric heating element for the evaporation of a portion of the liquid material; a wick with a capillary structure, said wick forming a compound structure with the heating element and automatically supplying the heating element with the liquid material; a carrier plate, preferably a printed circuit board, which carries the compound structure and on which the heating element is electrically contacted; and a capillary gap, formed at least in part by the carrier plate, for automatically supplying liquid material to the compound structure in that an end section of the wick protrudes into the capillary gap. To improve the supply of liquid material to the compound structure, it is proposed that both the front side and the rear side of the carrier plate, at least in some sections, should form the boundary walls of the capillary gap..
| Apparatus including capillary and labyrinth seals|
Provided herein is an apparatus including a stationary portion having a thrust cup; a rotating portion having a sleeve configured to be rotatable with respect to the stationary portion; a first axially extending space defined by the thrust cup and the sleeve, wherein the first axially extending space includes a second portion positioned above a first portion of the first axially extending space; a capillary seal in the first portion of the first axially extending space; and a labyrinth seal, in the second portion of the first axially extending space.. .
| Vehicle side airbag device|
A deployment guiding cloth is wound from an outside in the vehicle width direction, on an outer peripheral portion of a folded side airbag. This deployment guiding cloth extends toward a vehicle front side and is interposed between the side airbag that is partially deployed and a vehicle cabin side portion (a center pillar garnish and a door trim) before the side airbag is fully deployed..
| Method of manufacturing semiconductor device|
According to one embodiment, in a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, a plurality of first impurity layers of a second conductivity type are formed. A first epitaxial layer of a first conductivity type is formed.
| Method for manufacturing semiconductor memory device and semiconductor memory device|
According to one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor memory device includes forming a plurality of pillars and a plurality of sidewall films on a stacked body including a plurality of electrode layers stacked alternately with a plurality of insulating layers. The pillars are arranged in a first direction and a second direction intersecting the first direction at different pitches in the first direction and the second direction.
| Zero emission dialysis clinic|
The present invention provides a zero-emission dialysis clinic including a building envelope, daylight concept, lighting concept, mechanical ventilation (71), a chilled and heated ceiling (61) with capillary tubes (60), heat pump (50), and a photovoltaic system (80). Specifically, the present invention balances the energy consumption with energy generation by a photovoltaic system.
| Simple suspension bridge type belt conveyor|
A simple suspension bridge type belt conveyor comprises a simple suspension bridge body (1), a conveyor belt (2), a trough support roller apparatus (3) and a circular support roller apparatus (4). A plurality of supporting pillars (5) are arranged beneath the simple suspension bridge body (1); the trough support roller apparatus (3) and the circular support roller apparatus (4) are fixed on the simple suspension bridge body (1).
| Device for expelling/containing liquids for a spacecraft tank|
A device for expelling/containing a predetermined liquid. The device configured to be built into a liquid tank operable at low or zero gravity and comprising a unitary three-dimensional sponge structure.
| Electronic smoking article|
A smoking article such as an electronic cigarette is disclosed, which includes an outer housing extending in a longitudinal direction; a capillary wick for holding liquid material; a micro pump system configured to pump a liquid material contained within a liquid supply reservoir through an outlet of the supply reservoir to the capillary wick; a heating arrangement operable to heat at least a portion of the capillary wick to a temperature sufficient to at least initially volatilize the liquid material held within the capillary wick; a power supply operable to apply voltage to the micro pump gas cell to generate a gas to pump the liquid material from the liquid supply reservoir into the capillary wick; at least one air inlet; and whereby air is mixed with the volatilized material to form an aerosol.. .
The present disclosure relates to an inhaler component for producing a steam/air mixture or/and condensation aerosol in an intermittent and inhalation- or pull-synchronous manner, the inhaler component including: a housing; a chamber arranged in the housing; an air inlet opening for the supply of air from the surroundings to the chamber; an electrical heating element for evaporating a portion of a liquid material; and a wick having a capillary structure, which wick forms a composite structure with the heating element and automatically supplies the heating element with fresh liquid material after evaporation.. .
| Dynamic balance detecting device|
The dynamic balance detecting device includes a platform, a pillar, a main shaft, a vibration sensor, a rotation sensor, a dynamic measuring tester, and a controller. The pillar is connected to the platform.
| Building built-in air conditioning system|
A building built-in air conditioning system comprising: an external heat exchanger (1), a reversing valve (2), a compressor (4), and microporous tubes (9, 10, 11). The microporous tubes are metal capillaries bound on a construction steel bar (12) and integrated with the concrete by casting.
| Support for capillary self-assembly with horizontal stabilisation, fabrication method and use|
Support comprising a reception zone in which the external envelope matches the shape of a plate (p2) designed to be placed on a droplet deposited at least in the reception zone in order to achieve capillary self-assembly of the plate and the support, and at least one pair of tracks (t11, t12) that extend on the support from the reception zone and that have a lyophilic type affinity with the droplet such that an overflow of the droplet beyond the reception zone is guided in the tracks, characterised in that the at least one pair of tracks comprises a first track (t11) and a second track (t12) that do not have the same lyophilic type degree of affinity with the droplet.. .
| Pillow and mattress pad system with variable zones of elasticity|
A pillow, mattress pad, mattress pad and pillow system, and mattress are provided having a plurality of zones for providing a selected distribution of pressure across different parts of a sleeper's body. The pillow has a first zone of elasticity for supporting the head of a sleeper and an integral second zone of elasticity for supporting the neck and upper thoracic spine, said pillow comprising a firm high resistance foam lower portion and a viscoelastic foam upper portion matingly contoured to the lower portion and internally sealed to the lower portion along a surface of predetermined curvature..
| Supportive self ventilating pillow system|
A supportive self ventilating pillow system for effectively supporting the neck and head of a user while simultaneously providing ventilation within the pillow. The supportive self ventilating pillow system generally includes a plurality of layers of foam material with passages within to allow for ventilation of the pillow.
| Washable pillow with multiple cases|
Embodiments are directed towards a pillow with a removable core that includes a plurality of cut foam pieces of various or similar shapes/sizes. The pillow may include an outer shell case and an inner shell case (i.e., the removable core).
Hard-tissue implants are provided that include a bulk implant, a face, pillars, and slots. The pillars are for implantation into a hard tissue.
|La fuente porus implant matrix|
A porous surgical implant constructed of a nonbiodegradable polymer that is molded to form an omnidirectional vascularization frame. The frame defines a porous external surface and a plurality of internal longitudinally extending capillaries of a substantially constant porosity throughout the implant.
|Method and devices for securing bidirectional suture loops using coaxial mechanical fasteners|
A method and apparatus for securing separate loops of suture with a coaxial mechanical fastener. Separate loops of suture extend from opposite ends of the mechanical fastener.
|Dual rate insulin pump|
A programmable implantable insulin pump is disclosed. The pump includes an implantable pump and a hermetically sealed module.
|Absorbent structure with discrete acquisition cells|
An absorbent structure including a composite absorbent laminate is disclosed, with the structure suitable for use in disposable absorbent products such as for infant or incontinence care. Notably the laminate comprises discrete acquisition cells each comprising particles of preferably cellulosic absorbent material.
|Driver health and fatigue monitoring system and method using optics|
Method and arrangement for optically monitoring a driver of a vehicle in which a portion of the driver is illuminated with electromagnetic radiation in an infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum using at least one illumination device, images of the illuminated driver are obtained using at least one image obtaining device and the images are analyzed to derive a measure of flow of blood in at least one blood vessel, capillary and vein in the face of the occupant. The blood flow over time is analyzed to determine whether the driver has lost the ability to continue to control the vehicle.
|Rotatable disk-shaped fluid sample collection device|
A sample collection device for a fluid includes: a substantially disk-shaped body having a periphery; a capillary channel extending through the body and bounded by the periphery, having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is adapted to draw the fluid into the channel by capillary action; a sample collection well located in the vicinity of the second end and in fluid communication with the capillary channel; and an axis of rotation extending through the center of the disk and which is substantially perpendicular to the major surface of the disk-shaped body. In a preferred embodiment, the sample collection device is adapted to rotate about the axis of rotation within a cartridge having a housing comprising an air vent in fluid communication with the capillary channel when the disk is rotated in a first position..
|Novel compounds as rearranged during transfection (ret) inhibitors|
This invention relates to novel compounds which are inhibitors of the rearranged during transfection (ret) kinase, to pharmaceutical compositions containing them, to processes for their preparation, and to their use in therapy, alone or in combination, for the normalization of gastrointestinal sensitivity, motility and/or secretion and/or abdominal disorders or diseases and/or treatment related to diseases related to ret dysfunction or where modulation of ret activity may have therapeutic benefit including but not limited to all classifications of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) including diarrhea-predominant, constipation-predominant or alternating stool pattern, functional bloating, functional constipation, functional diarrhea, unspecified functional bowel disorder, functional abdominal pain syndrome, chronic idiopathic constipation, functional esophageal disorders, functional gastroduodenal disorders, functional anorectal pain, inflammatory bowel disease, proliferative diseases such as non-small cell lung cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, colorectal cancer, medullary thyroid cancer, follicular thyroid cancer, anaplastic thyroid cancer, papillary thyroid cancer, brain tumors, peritoneal cavity cancer, solid tumors, other lung cancer, head and neck cancer, gliomas, neuroblastomas, von hippel-lindau syndrome and kidney tumors, breast cancer, fallopian tube cancer, ovarian cancer, transitional cell cancer, prostate cancer, cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction, biliary cancer, adenocarcinoma, and any malignancy with increased ret kinase activity.. .
|Rotatable fluid sample collection device|
A sample collection device for a fluid sample includes: a body including a capillary channel having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is adapted to draw the fluid into the channel by capillary action; an air vent located in the vicinity of the second end and in fluid communication with the capillary channel; a barrier positioned within the capillary channel to prevent flow of the fluid by capillary action thereacross; and features on opposing sides of the body to form an axis of rotation, which is substantially perpendicular to the overall direction of the capillary channel from the first end to the second end. In a preferred embodiment, the sample collection device is adapted to rotate about the axis of rotation within a cartridge having a sample manipulation device to bring the first end into position with the sample manipulation device..
|Anodized aluminum oxide nanoporous membrane integrated with micro-channel and method of formation thereof|
The present invention relates to an anodized aluminum oxide nanoporous membrane integrated with micro channel and method of formation thereof. The invention further relates to formation of aao pillars that are integrated in the membrane to create micro-channels to enhance mechanical stability and substantially reduce membrane thickness to nanometer range.
|Metallic ink composition and writing instrument containing same|
Metallic ink compositions for use in capillary-action markers are provided. More particularly, a metallic ink composition includes a polar solvent, an encapsulated metallic pigment, and a resin component..
|Capillary action fiber sensor|
The present invention relates to optical fiber pressure sensors. In one embodiment, liquid pressure of an environment may be measured based on capillary action occurring within an optical fiber having one or more hollow columns within.
|Variable resistance memory device and method of driving the same|
A variable resistance memory device and a driving method thereof are provided. The variable resistance memory device includes a base layer and a pillar-shaped gate electrode formed on the base layer and extending substantially perpendicular to a surface of the base layer.
|Front pillar garnish|
A vehicle assembly includes a vehicle body including a structural pillar. A headliner at least partially covers an exposed interior surface of the pillar.
|Vehicle pillar construction and method|
An automotive vehicle including a pillar assembly. The pillar assembly comprises a structural reinforcement member and an associated garnish.
A semiconductor device includes a first fin-shaped silicon layer on a substrate and a second fin-shaped silicon layer on the substrate, each corresponding to the dimensions of a sidewall pattern around a dummy pattern. A silicide in upper portions of n-type and p-type diffusion layers in the upper portions of the first and second fin-shaped silicon layers.
A sgt-production method includes forming a fin-shaped silicon layer on a silicon substrate, forming a first insulating film around the fin-shaped silicon layer, forming a pillar-shaped silicon layer in an upper portion of the fin-shaped silicon layer, where the pillar-shaped silicon layer has the same width as the fin-shaped silicon layer, forming a gate insulating film around the pillar-shaped silicon layer, forming, around the gate insulating film, a metal film and a polysilicon film thinner than the width of the pillar-shaped silicon layer, forming a third resist for forming a gate line, performing anisotropic etching to form the gate line, depositing a fourth resist, exposing the polysilicon film on a sidewall of an upper portion of the pillar-shaped silicon layer, removing the exposed polysilicon film by etching, removing the fourth resist, removing the metal film by etching, and forming a gate electrode connecting to the gate line.. .
|Memory including blocking dielectric in etch stop tier|
Vertical memories and methods of making the same are discussed generally herein. In one embodiment, a vertical memory can include a vertical pillar extending to a source, an etch stop tier over the source, and a stack of alternating dielectric tiers and conductive tiers over the etch stop tier.
|Solution processed neutron detector|
A low-cost neutron detector is formed on a substrate includes a sensor formed by an active material layer sandwiched between two electrodes, and a neutron capture layer formed in close proximity to (i.e., over and/or under) the sensor. The sensor active material layer includes a bulk heterojunction or bilayer structure that is formed by depositing particulate solutions incorporating at least one type of high atomic number nanoparticle using low-temperature (i.e., below 400° c.) solution processing techniques.
|Transmission electron microscope, and method of observing specimen|
Provided is means which enables observation of the shape of a specimen as it is without deforming the specimen. Observation is made by allowing a specimen-holding member having an opening (for example, microgrid and mesh) to hold an ionic liquid and charging a specimen thereto, to allow the specimen to suspend in the ionic liquid.