|| List of recent Pill-related patents
| Controlling melt fracture in bimodal resin pipe|
A system for improving processing of polyethylene resins, comprising a processor; a memory; an output device; and an analysis component stored in the memory, that when executed on the processor, configures the processor to receive a shear stress as a function of shear rate for a plurality of multimodal metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene samples, wherein the determination of the shear stress as a function of the shear rate comprises using capillary rheometry; determine values for a magnitude of slip-stick, a stress for smooth to matte transition, and a shear rate for smooth to matte transition for each of the plurality of multimodal metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene samples based on the shear stress and the shear rate measured from capillary rheometry; identify individual multimodal metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene resins from the plurality of multimodal metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene samples having a reduced tendency to melt fracture characterized by a magnitude of slip-stick greater than about 300 psi, a stress for smooth to matte transition greater than about 90 kpa, and a shear rate for smooth to matte transition greater than about 10 s−1; and output an identification of the individual multimodal metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene resins to the output device.. .
| Tissue implantable microbiosensor|
A biosensor system comprises a capillary substrate, conductive electrode, and a plurality of nanoparticles having an enzyme deposited thereon formed in a cavity at one end of the capillary substrate. The substrate may have an optional reinforcing layer (which may be conductive or non-conductive) and optional insulating layer thereon.
| Assay test card|
The present invention relates to the use of surfaces that exhibit different surface energies wherein the difference in surface energies is configured to disrupt capillary laminar flow of a fluid travelling between the two surfaces. The invention further relates to the use of such surfaces in assay methods including a device utilising same..
| Controlling melt fracture in bimodal resin pipe|
A method of preparing a medium-density polyethylene pipe comprising melting a multimodal metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene resin to form a molten polyethylene, wherein the multimodal metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene resin has a density of from about 0.925 g/ml to about 0.942 g/ml, a magnitude of slip-stick greater than about 300 psi, a stress for smooth to matte transition of greater than about 90 kpa of stress, and a shear rate for smooth to matte transition greater than about 10 s−1, wherein the magnitude of slip-stick, stress for smooth to matte transition, and shear rate for smooth to matte transition are determined by a capillary rheology test; and forming the molten polyethylene resin into pipe. A pipe prepared from a multimodal metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene resin having a density of from about 0.925 g/ml to about 0.942 g/ml, a magnitude of slip-stick greater than about 300 psi; a stress for smooth to matte transition of greater than about 90 kpa, and a shear rate for smooth to matte transition greater than about 10 s−1, wherein the magnitude of slip-stick, stress for smooth to matte transition, and shear rate for smooth to matte transition are determined by a capillary rheology test..
| Methods of analyzing plaque|
The invention provides a method of measuring ammonia and/or calcium in a sample of dental plaque, comprising obtaining the sample of plaque and measuring ammonium and calcium ions using capillary electrophoresis, together with methods of diagnosis, treatment and screening based on evaluation of plaque.. .
| Device for searching for defects on parts by endoscopy|
A device for searching for defects on parts that are masked, such as turbine engine blades, the device including a tubular sheath, a light-guide guiding light, an image-transmission mechanism transmitting images housed inside the sheath, an examination head at a distal end of the sheath including an illumination mechanism and an image-taking mechanism connected to the light-guide and to the image-transmission mechanism housed in the sheath, a mechanism spraying a succession of penetrant test materials on the part for inspection including a capillary slidably guided in a duct housed in the sheath, and a mechanism adjusting orientation of the examination head at the distal end of the sheath.. .
| Vehicle upper structure|
Provided is a vehicle upper structure which is capable of increasing, in a simple manner, a section modulus (resistive force) against a bending moment to be imposed on a roof reinforcement by a swinging phenomenon of a gusset occurring when a side impact load input into a center pillar and a roof side rail member is applied to the roof reinforcement from the gusset during a vehicle side impact event, to allow the load to be effectively dispersed to the roof reinforcement. The vehicle upper structure comprises a roof side rail member 4, a roof reinforcement 15 and a gusset 30, wherein an end of the gusset 30 on a side fastened to the roof reinforcement 15 has a shape which inclines with respect to a line l1 oriented in a vehicle front-rear direction, in top plan view..
| Process fluid pressure measurement system with improved coupling|
A process pressure measurement system includes a remote seal assembly configured to couple to a process. The system has a remote seal diaphragm with a first side adapted to contact a process fluid and a second side adapted to contact a fill fluid.
| High-voltage monolithic schottky device structure|
A semiconductor device includes a pillar formed on a substrate of the same conductivity type. The pillar has a vertical thickness that extends from a top surface down to the substrate.
| Vertical channel transistor with self-aligned gate electrode and method for fabricating the same|
A method for fabricating vertical channel transistors includes forming a plurality of pillars which have laterally opposing both sidewalls, over a substrate; forming a gate dielectric layer on both sidewalls of the pillars; forming first gate electrodes which cover any one sidewalls of the pillars and shield gate electrodes which cover the other sidewalls of the pillars and have a height lower than the first gate electrodes, over the gate dielectric layer; and forming second gate electrodes which are connected with upper portions of sidewalls of the first gate electrodes.. .
| Leakage current sense circuit for error detection in an improved capillary electrophoresis-electrospray ionization- mass spectrometry system|
Aspects of the present innovations relate to improved systems that may perform capillary electrophoresis (ce) and ce in conjunction with electrospray ionization (esi) as an input to a mass spectrometry system (ms). Embodiments may use a current sense circuit at a high voltage output from an ms-esi power supply in conjunction with additional elements to identify fault conditions associated with leakage current, to confirm the continuity of ce connections, and to provide improved system protection..
| Controlling melt fracture in bimodal resin pipe|
A method of improving processing of polyethylene resins comprising obtaining a plurality of multimodal metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene samples measuring the shear stress as a function of shear rate for the plurality of multimodal metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene samples using capillary rheometry wherein the measuring yields values for a magnitude of slip-stick, a stress for smooth to matte transition, and a shear rate for smooth to matte transition; and identifying from the plurality of multimodal metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene samples individual multimodal metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene resins having a reduced tendency to melt fracture characterized by a magnitude of slip-stick greater than about 300 psi, a stress for smooth to matte transition greater than about 90 kpa, and a shear rate for smooth to matte transition greater than about 10 s−1.. .
| Retronasal device and method|
An oral aroma sampling device includes a mouthpiece which defines an in-mouth surface and an external surface, the in-mouth surface bearing a delivery conduit, and the external surface bearing a manifold in communication with the delivery conduit, the manifold bearing a plurality of capillaries, each of which capillary is the conduit for an aroma substance, the mouthpiece additionally comprising a breathing conduit passing from the external surface to the in-mouth surface. The device is useful as part of a retronasal testing apparatus, which allows a large variety of flavor combinations to be tested quickly and efficiently..
| Functional pillow|
Disclosed is a functional pillow made of a material having elasticity. The functional pillow helps a user sleep in a correct sleeping position in which the user maintains a proper arrangement and angle of the cervical spine while sleeping in any sleeping environment, including on a hard floor or on a soft bed.
|Shoulder abduction sling-pillow-immobilizer system|
A kit for supporting a patient's arm includes a waist band, to be worn around the patient's torso and having a first fastener; a pillow having second and third fasteners; and an arm sling with a fourth fastener attached to at least one of the panels of the arm pouch. The first and second fasteners are fastenable to and releasable from each other to releasably secure the pillow to the waist band, and the third and fourth fasteners are fastenable to and releasable from each other to releasably secure the sling to the pillow, to thereby secure the arm at an abducted position relative to the torso.
|Use of oligomers of lactic acid in the treatment of gynaecological disorders|
The invention relates to the use of one or more oligomers of lactic acid or a lactic acid oligomeric product for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of a disease or condition that benefits from an acidic environment, especially a gynaecological infection including a bacterial infection such as bacterial vaginosis, unspecific colpitis, senile colpitis, cervicitis, and urethritis, a fungal infection, such as candidosis (candida albicans), cryptococcosis, actinomycosis, or a viral infection, such as human immunodefiency virus (hiv), herpes simplex virus (hsv), human papilloma virus (hpv).. .
|Grinding machine with 5-axis for cutter|
A grinding machine with 5-axis for cutters is disclosed, the grinding machine includes a grinding machine base (12) with an circular upper horizontal surface and a pillar (56) provided on one side of the grinding machine base, the pillar is curved with a radian of 180° along a side edge of the base, a groove body (63) on the circular base is enclosed by a curved vertical plate on the another side edge, and the height of vertical plate is lower than that of the pillar. The center of a circle is used as machining center of the grinding machine, so that heat is dissipated outwards uniformly and radially from the center of the grinding machine, the deformation caused by heat in all direction is approximate, and it is easy for temperature compensation, the influence on the machining quality caused by heat deformation is reduced, errors are reduced, the grinding machine is specially suitable for machining cutters with high accuracy requirements, the bed body with the circular base has good stability and balance performance..
|Energy storage article and method|
Systems and methods for obtaining and/or maintaining a column height of an electrolyte relative to a separator surface within an energy storage device. Embodiments of the invention provide a wicking component, a current collector, and a bias component.
|Truncated l1 protein of human papillomavirus type 58|
Provided are an n-terminal truncated l1 protein of the human papillomavirus type 58, a coding sequence and preparation method thereof, and a virus-like particle comprising the protein. Uses of the protein and the virus-like particle in the preparation of a pharmaceutical composition or a vaccine are further provided.
|Genetic amplification of iqgapi in cancer|
We examined iqgap1 copy gain and its relationship with clinicopathologic outcomes of thyroid cancer and investigated its role in cell invasion and molecules involved in the process. We found iqgap1 copy number (cn) gain ?3 in 1 of 30 (3%) of benign thyroid tumor, 24 of 74 (32%) follicular variant papillary thyroid cancer (fvptc), 44 of 107 (41%) follicular thyroid cancer (ftc) 8 of 16 (50%) tall cell papillary thyroid cancer (ptc), and 27 of 41 (66%) anaplastic thyroid cancer, in increasing order of invasiveness of these tumors.
|Biochip and fabrication thereof|
A biochip comprising a plastic substrate, an ic chip, and a sealing cover is disclosed in this invention. The plastic substrate combines the function of sample inlet area, separating structure, micro-fluidic channel, flow resistor, detection area, and capillary pump or suction area.
|Pillar trim structure|
There is provided a pillar trim structure. A plate-shaped slider is configured to slide on a backside of a pillar trim in a longitudinal direction.
|Seat belt connection device for a vehicle|
A seat belt connection device for a vehicle has a ring through which the seat belt can slide; the ring is supported by a member fixed to the front end of a stem, which extends along a substantially horizontal axis and is guided by a sleeve fixed in a hole of the pillar; the device also has a deformable structure that is fixed to the pillar and to one of the ends of the stem and is plastically deformable so as to allow the stem to retract in the event of an axial impact.. .
|Application method of liquid material, application device and program|
A liquid material application method for filling, based on a capillary action, a liquid material ejected from an ejection device, the method includes a step of preparing a plurality of cycles and allocating the cycles to the application regions, the cycles each including one ejection pulse combined with a plurality of pause pulses at a predetermined ratio, a correction amount calculation step of measuring an ejection amount at timing of a correction period that is set in advance, and calculating a correction amount of the ejection amount, and a step of adjusting a ratio of the pause pulses to one ejection pulse for one or more cycles based on the correction amount calculated in the correction amount calculation step, wherein a length of the pause pulse is set to be sufficiently shorter than a length of the ejection pulse.. .
|Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same|
A semiconductor device comprises a substrate, a word line, an insulation material, and an etch stop material. The substrate comprises a pillar that may comprise an active area.
|Method and apparatus for sorting particles|
A method and apparatus for sorting particles moving through a closed channel system of capillary size comprises a bubble valve for selectively generating a pressure pulse to separate a particle having a predetermined characteristic from a stream of particles. The particle sorting system may further include a buffer for absorbing the pressure pulse.
|Electric work vehicle and battery holding structure thereof|
A battery holding structure for an electric work vehicle equipped with a battery-driven electric motor includes a plurality of battery cases, a base frame and a plurality of pillars. The battery cases respectively have a bottom wall and front, rear, right and left sidewalls.
|Apparatuses, systems, and methods for forming in-situ gel pills to lift liquids from horizontal wells|
Methods include the injection of a gelled, gelling or gellable composition into a horizontal section of a well at a location, where produced well gases or a combination of well gases and injected gases are sufficient to move the pill through the horizontal section into heal section, sweeping the horizontal section of accumulated liquids. Once in the heal section, the pill and the accumulated liquids are uplifted to the surface resulting in a cleaned well..
|Ultrasonic cleaning apparatus and ultrasonic cleaning method|
There are provided an ultrasonic cleaning apparatus and an ultrasonic cleaning method capable of suppressing occurrence of damage on a substrate to be cleaned and capable of performing cleaning at a high cleaning level for highly precise substrates and the like used in an electronics industry. Occurrence of damage on the substrate to be cleaned is suppressed by holding an object to be cleaned so as to be positioned out of a region where perpendiculars extend from an oscillating surface of an ultrasonic transducer to a liquid surface (an ultrasonic-irradiated region) under and in the vicinity of the liquid surface of a cleaning solution, exciting a capillary wave on a surface of the cleaning solution by an ultrasonic wave, and separating particulate contamination of the object to be cleaned by an acoustic pressure generated by the capillary wave without irradiating the object to be cleaned directly with the ultrasonic wave..
|Contactor module with hydrophobic capillary membranes, integrated in a heat exchanger and hybrid plant for the dehumidification/conditioning of air|
The present invention concerns a contact module (10) operating with three fluids, air, coolant fluid and desiccant solution, with hydrophobic tubular membranes for the dehumidification and/or cooling of process air, said contact module comprising plurality of conduits (1) for the refrigerant fluid, in particular typically frigorific evaporating fluid, the contact module being characterized in that:—the space between said plurality of conduits (1) is substantially filled with a plurality of capillary pipes (2) in hydrophobic micro-porous membrane whose lumen is suitable to be crossed by and whose main extension direction is perpendicular to said plurality of conduits (1);—on the two opposite surfaces of the contact module at the ends of said plurality of capillary pipes, one or more closing material layers, in particular of hardening resin, are disposed, for incorporating the end parts of said plurality of capillary pipes and sealing the thus created space between said plurality of capillary pipes, said space being suitable to let a desiccant solution pass which laps the external surface of said plurality of capillary pipes without being able to penetrate in their interior owing to the hydrophobic nature of their material, said two opposite surfaces having been subjected to cutting mechanical operations to the end of opening the lumen of said more capillary pipes making thus possible the passage of the air to be dehumidified and/or cooled;—on the opposite surfaces at the ends of said plurality of conduits (1) respective collectors (2) are arranged for the collection of the coolant fluid and the desiccant solution. The invention further concerns an integrated plant (300, 400) for the dehumidification and conditioning of air, which makes use of one or two contact modules according to the invention..
|Nursing pillow set and methods of construction and use|
A pillow system set comprises a curved, u-shaped main pillow. The main pillow is both flexible and firm to permit it to wrap around a user while nursing an infant.
|Systems and methods for reduction of noise during sleep|
A noise reduction system for attachment to a pillow having a top surface is disclosed, wherein a head of a user can be configured to be placed on the top surface of the pillow. The system includes a plurality of support bands, each having a distal end and a proximate end, wherein the distal end of each of the plurality of support bands is configured to be coupled to the pillow and a pad configured to be coupled to each proximate end of each of the plurality of support bands.
A pillow device having a pillow portion with a main head support section for supporting the head, and at least one eye mask portion for covering the eyes of the user. For additional comfort, a neck support may be removably attached to the pillow device to provide not only support for the head, but also support for the neck.
|Method for dynamically controlling data paths, mtc gateway and network device using the same|
Method for dynamically controlling data paths of machine-type-communication (mtc) local access device(s) are proposed along with a mtc gateway and a network device using the same method. In one embodiment, the proposed method may include following: a network device, receiving and storing capillary network information and mtc gateway interconnection information from at least one mtc server; combining the access network information with the capillary network information and the mtc gateway interconnection information to build an aggregated topology map; generating enhanced policy rules according to the aggregated topology map related to at least one capillary network; and respectively transmitting the enhanced policy rules to the interconnected mtc gateways..
|Method for detecting human papillomavirus mrna|
An in vitro method is provided for screening human female subjects to assess their risk of developing cervical carcinoma which comprises screening the subject for expression of mrna transcripts from the e6 and optionally the l1 gene of human papillomavirus, wherein subjects positive for expression of l1 and/or e6 mrna are scored as being at risk of developing cervical carcinoma. Kits for carrying out such methods are also provided..
|Capillary electrophoresis method for fine structural analysis of enoxaparin sodium|
A capillary electrophoresis method for quantitatively analyzing characteristic oligosaccharide present in enoxaparin sodium is provided in this invention. The method may be used for quantitatively determining the contents of disaccharides, trisaccharides, tetrasaccharides and in particular oligosaccharides having a 1,6-anhydro ring, which are unique compounds for enoxaparin sodium, within an exhaustively digested enoxaparin sodium sample with a mixture of heparinase i, ii, and iii, so as to quantitatively determine the molar percentage of oligosaccharides having 1,6-anhydro ring in enoxaparin sodium.
|Oral care implement with fluid applicator and method of assembling the same|
An oral care implement, e.g., toothbrush, having a wick applicator and a method of assembling the same is disclosed. The implement includes a head, a handle connected to the head by a neck portion, and a recess.
|Method for the surface modification of products made of low-energy synthetic fibers|
The invention relates to a wet chemical method for the surface modification of products made of low-energy synthetic fibres, to the products produced by the method and to the use of the products produced by the method. The material surface is permanently provided with functional groups by contact with an aqueous polyvinylalcohol solution containing silanol(ate) groups.
|Analysis cartridge and analysis system thereof|
An analysis cartridge and an analysis system thereof are disclosed. The analysis cartridge comprises a cartridge body, a liquid storage box and a sealing film.