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| Plants having enhanced yield-related traits and a method for making the same|| 20110023188 || 20110127 |
| The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a yield increasing polypeptide selected from the group consisting of: phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC), Class III U-Box protein and PQQC protein. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acid encoding yield increasing polypeptide selected from the group consisting of: phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC), Class III U-Box protein and PQQC protein, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits relative to corresponding wild type plants or other control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.
| Novel hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase polypeptides and methods of use|| 20110023180 || 20110127 |
| Novel hydroxyphenyl pyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) polypeptides, variants and fragments thereof, as well as polynucleotides encoding the same, capable of conferring commercial levels of conferring HPPD herbicide resistance or tolerance to plants. Compositions include amino acid sequences, and variants and fragments thereof, for HPPD polypeptides, as well as polynucleotides encoding the same. Methods for the production and use of HPPD herbicide resistant plants that express these novel HPPD polypeptides, methods for selectively controlling weeds in a field at a crop locus, and methods for the assay, characterization, identification and selection of these novel HPPDs are also provided.
| Novel dna fragment and use thereof|| 20110023155 || 20110127 |
| The invention relates to a DNA consisting of the nucleotide sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 1, or a nucleotide sequence the same or substantially the same as a partial nucleotide sequence thereof containing at least one HRE consensus sequence, which transiently has a transcription promoting activity in a vascular endothelial cell-specific manner in a hypoxic state, or a vector containing a promoter containing the DNA, and the like. The prophylaxis and/or treatment, as well as diagnosis, of acute ischemic diseases are enabled by connecting a prophylactic and/or therapeutic gene or a reporter gene to the downstream of the vector and administering same to mammals.
| Mammalian artificial chromosome vector comprising human cytochrome p450 gene (cluster) and non-human mammalian animal retaining the same|| 20110023138 || 20110127 |
| This invention relates to a mammalian artificial chromosome vector, which retains a human chromosome 7 fragment comprising human cytochrome P450 genes and is transmittable to progeny, wherein the human chromosome 7 fragment retains a region of approximately 1 Mb±500 Kb in size comprising at least a human CYP3A gene cluster, which region is located between chromosome markers AC004922 and AC073842, and to a non-human mammalian animal retaining the vector.
| F1b-tmir plasmid vector and transgenic mouse|| 20110023136 || 20110127 |
| A trifusion reporter plasmid is described that comprises a plasmid operably coupled to a mammalian FGF1B promoter that is operably coupled to a bioluminescence gene fused to a fluorescence gene fused to a nuclear medical imaging gene. The new reporter allows in vivo or ex vivo detection of gene expression in three different ways, in addition to traditional in vitro detection methods. Transgenic animals containing this new trifusion reporter and uses of same are described.
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| License management system and authentication method for the same|| 20110023126 || 20110127 |
| In a license management system, a terminal apparatus and a server apparatus are connected via a network, and the server apparatus manages licenses of software in the terminal apparatus. In this license management system, when the server apparatus receives a request to re-authenticate a license that has previously be authenticated from the terminal apparatus, the server performs re-authentication of the license based on different pieces of terminal identification information and a plurality of pieces of device information that have been transmitted from the terminal apparatus, and a plurality of pieces of device information that have been stored due to authentication processing.
| User terminal with identity selector and method for identity authentication using identity selector of the same|| 20110023099 || 20110127 |
| The present invention relates to a user terminal (100) with an identify selector and a method for an identity authentication using the identify selector of the same, in which when a web service makes a request to a web service providing server (300) using a virtual personal identification information issued from an identity authentication server (200), a corresponding user identity is authenticated between the user terminal and the identity authentication server (200) using the identity selector according to the request of the web service providing server (300). The present invention has advantages that it can solve the problem of inputting an ID and password within the range such that the I-PIN or SMAL service protocol is not changed, but the subscribed I-PIN or SAML service providing...|
| Brushless motor, and disk drive equipped with the same|| 20110023057 || 20110127 |
| In a brushless motor for use in a disk drive, a rotor is mounted onto a tube portion of a housing. A retaining claw is formed at an upper end of the tube portion. A turntable has a central concave portion which accommodates an upper portion of the tube portion of the housing. A retaining member is provided radially outside the central concave portion, and includes a plurality of retaining pieces extending to the inside of the central concave portion. When the rotor is mounted onto the housing, the retaining pieces come into contact with the retaining claw and then move upward. When the rotor moves upward relative to the housing, the retaining pieces come into contact with the retaining claw, thereby restricting upward movement of...|
| System and method for time-aware run-time to guarantee time|| 20110023050 || 20110127 |
| A method and system for achieving time-awareness in the highly available, fault-tolerant execution of components in a distributed computing system, without requiring the writer of these components to explicitly write code (such as entity beans or database transactions) to make component state persistent. It is achieved by converting the intrinsically non-deterministic behavior of the distributed system to a deterministic behavior, thus enabling state recovery to be achieved by advantageously efficient checkpoint-replay techniques. The system is deterministic by repeating the execution of the receiving component by processing the messages in the same order as their associated timestamps and time-aware by allowing adjustment of message execution based on time.
| Information processing apparatus for efficiently informing information associated with update details of software and control method thereof|| 20110023021 || 20110127 |
| A plurality of pieces of update information each of which describes modification details from an immediately preceding version for a plurality of updates made for same software are analyzed. Information to be informed and that not to be informed are determined from all the modification details described in the plurality of pieces of update information, and the information to be informed is informed. For example, modification details associated with an issue, which occurred and was fixed in the middle of the plurality of updates, can be determined as the information not to be informed.
| Sending device, receiving device, communication control device, communication system, and communication control method|| 20110022936 || 20110127 |
| A receiving device including: a receiver receiving two frames, each including substantially same data attached thereto with a data error detection code, a frame error detection code, and safety flag information indicating a safety function or not, respectively; a first detector connected to the receiver for performing error detection of the frames by use of the frame error detection code, respectively; a second detector connected to the receiver for performing error detection of the data by use of the data error detection code, respectively; and a Direct Memory Access Controller (DMAC) connected to the first and second detectors for outputting one among the data included in the two frames under a condition of the safety function in the two frames when no error is detected in...|
| Nonvolatile memory|| 20110022913 || 20110127 |
| For a nonvolatile memory permitting electrical writing and erasing of information to be stored, such as a flash memory, the load on the system developer is to be reduced, and it is to be made possible to avoid, even if such important data for the system as management and address translation information are damaged, an abnormal state in which the system becomes unable to operate. The nonvolatile memory is provided with a replacing function to replace a group of memory cells including defective memory cells which are incapable of normal writing or erasion with a group of memory cells including no defective memory cell, a numbers of rewrites averaging function to grasp the number of data rewrites in each group of memory cells and to so...|
| Method for testing hard disks under an extensible firmware interface|| 20110022901 || 20110127 |
| A method for testing hard disks under an extensible firmware interface (EFI) provides a device tree of hard disks. Nodes of the device tree represent block devices or file systems of the hard disks. Devices paths and handles corresponding to each of the device paths are obtained from the device tree. Parent controller handles of each of the device paths are obtained. If there are parent controller handles the same as the obtained handles, the parent controller handles the same as the obtained handles are deleted. The computer determines that a number of the hard disks is equal to a number of the device paths corresponding to the remained parent controller handles. Nodes information of each of the device paths corresponding to the remained parent controller...|
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| Non-volatile memory system with self test capability|| 20110022898 || 20110127 |
| In a non-volatile memory system, test data may be retrieved by means of a circuit without the help of firmware. The circuit is triggered into action when it detects an abnormality in the processor or host interface. In such event, it formats the self test or status signals from the various blocks in the non-volatile memory system controller and sends a test message to the outside world without the assistance of the system processor or interface controller. When implemented in memory systems with multiple data lines, only one of the data lines may be utilized for such purpose, thereby allowing the testing to be performed while the system is still performing data transfer. Preferably, the system includes the test mode communication controller, which can select between...|
| Configuring multi-bit slave addressing on a serial bus using a single external connection|| 20110022878 || 20110127 |
| Unique addresses for a plurality of devices may be programmed through a single external connection (pin) on each device by using a one of a plurality of different analog voltage or current values on the single external pin in combination with a serial clock of a serial data bus for each device requiring a unique binary address. The unique binary address is stored in the device after detection of certain number of clocks on the serial data bus. Once the unique binary address has been stored in the device, the single external connection may be used for another purpose such as a multifunction external connection. This unique binary address may be retained by the device until a power-on-reset (POR) or general reset condition occurs. Address detection...|
| Contents transmitter apparatus, contents receiver apparatus and contents transmitting method|| 20110022842 || 20110127 |
| For achieving the protection of copyright, by suppressing illegal copy production thereof, in particular, when transmitting contents with using a wired or wireless LAN, as well as, for preventing the transmission of contents from deviating from a range of a personal use thereof, a contents transmitter apparatus and a contents receiver apparatus make an authentication, mutually, before transmitting contents therebetween. At the time when conducting this authentication, measurement is made upon a time-period up to arrival of a receipt confirmation responding to the transmission of an authentication request or a response to the authentication; then, only in the case when this value measured does not exceed a predetermined upper value, the transmission is conducted on the contents encrypted, and at the same time, address information and...|
| Secure communication using asymmetric cryptography and light-weight certificates|| 20110022835 || 20110127 |
| Encrypted communications between servers and client devices over an unsecured channel, such as the Internet, without using a public key infrastructure are disclosed. Messages to a client device are encrypted using an encryption key of an authorized individual, regardless of the identity of the user of the client device. Encryption is performed by a system that does not expose encryption keys to the client device or the server, thereby preventing man-in-the-middle attacks against the encryption key. Secure communications are combined with a two-factor protocol for authenticating the identity of an individual. An individual authenticates by generating a cipher using a light-weight certificate that has a shared secret but no other information identifying the individual. Separately, a server generates the same cipher using the shared secret, thereby...|
| Consolidated electronic control unit and relay program implemented in the same|| 20110022809 || 20110127 |
| In a consolidated electronic control unit (ECU) integrally produced by a plurality of conventional ECUs, an inventive relay program is adapted to enable a CPU of the consolidated ECU to rewrite internal and external parameters into the external and internal parameters, respectively, with reference to a correspondence list previously set between the internal parameter and the external parameter. The internal parameter is a parameter that is to be used by a specific program implemented in the consolidated ECU. The external parameter is a parameter that corresponds to the internal parameter and that is to be used by a non specific program implemented in the consolidated ECU.
| Controlling data accesses to hierarchical data stores to retain access order|| 20110022802 || 20110127 |
| Data storage circuitry for controlling access to data stored in a memory is disclosed. The data storage circuitry comprises: a data store for storing a subset of the data stored in the memory; access circuitry for receiving access requests and for outputting the requested data, at least some of the received access requests being ordered access requests requiring the accessed data to be output in a same order as the access requests are received in; control circuitry for controlling access to the data; and retrieval circuitry for retrieving the data from the memory; wherein the control circuitry is responsive to an access request received from the access circuitry to access the data store and in response to detecting a miss in the data store when the...|
| Disk array apparatus and method for controllng the same|| 20110022796 || 20110127 |
| An apparatus includes a controller and a plurality of disk drives. The controller has a communication control unit for accepting a data input/output request, a disk controller unit for controlling a disk drive, and a cache memory for temporarily storing data transferred between the communication control unit and the disk controller unit. The plurality of disk drives has different communication interfaces and connected to the disk controller unit to communicate with the disk controller unit.
| Data writing method for non-volatile memory and controller using the same|| 20110022787 || 20110127 |
| A data writing method for a non-volatile memory is provided, wherein the non-volatile memory includes a data area and a spare area. In the data writing method, a plurality of blocks in a substitution area of the non-volatile memory is respectively used for substituting a plurality of blocks in the data area, wherein data to be written into the blocks in the data area is written into the blocks in the substitution area, and the blocks in the substitution area are selected from the spare area of the non-volatile memory. A plurality of temporary blocks of the non-volatile memory is used as a temporary area of the blocks in the substitution area, wherein the temporary area is used for temporarily storing the data to be written...|
| Method and apparatus for link-state handshake for loop prevention|| 20110022725 || 20110127 |
| A network node of a telecommunications network controlled by a link-state protocol includes a network interface which receives a message that contains information on a change in topology of the network. The node includes a processing unit that blocks forwarding of traffic to at least one neighbor node of the network at the network interface, agrees on the change in topology with the neighbor node; and unblocks the forwarding of traffic when the neighbor node has information about the topology which is the same as the information about the topology in a memory. A transient loop prevention method of a network node of a network having a plurality of a network nodes controlled by a link-state protocol includes the steps of receiving a message at a...|
| Information processing apparatus that performs data transmission using sip, method of controlling the same, and storage medium|| 20110022723 || 20110127 |
| An information processing apparatus which enables a user on a source side to transmit data to a redirect destination terminal if the user on the source side desires to perform data transmission, even when a redirect setting has been made by the destination side. A CPU of the information processing apparatus determines whether or not a redirect setting for redirecting data to a redirect destination terminal has been made concerning a destination terminal as a data transmission destination, When the CPU judges that the redirect setting has been made, it queries a user whether or not to permit data transmission to the redirect destination terminal, for selection. When permission of the data transmission to the redirect destination terminal has been selected, the CPU permits the data...|
| Control device, communication system, resource allocation method, and recording medium containing program|| 20110022714 || 20110127 |
| When allocating a resource to a user equipment significantly affected by interference with an adjacent communication area in an uplink, the throughput of the adjacent communication area using the same resource is improved as well as suppressing degradation of the throughput of the user equipment to which the resource is allocated. A control device (1), which is placed in a communication system in which the same resource is used in a plurality of communication areas, includes a communication function unit (10) having a function of communicating with a plurality of user equipments existing in at least one communication area under one's own control, and a resource allocation unit (20) that, when an uplink resource of a communication area adjacent to one communication area is allocated to...|
| Method, system and game server for recommending game room|| 20110022709 || 20110127 |
| A method, system and game server for recommending a game room are disclosed. The method includes: a speed measuring server measuring a network speed from a network user logging on an IDC in which the speed measuring server is located to the IDC, counting an average of network speeds from all network users in a same subnet to the IDC; the speed measuring server sending the average of network speeds to a QoS center, the QoS center allocating, according to the average of network speeds and a predetermined principle, a QoS level to a communication link from each subnet to each IDC, sending the QoS level to a game server in each IDC; and the game server sending information of a recommended game room to a...|
| Management and implementation of enclosed local networks in a virtual lab|| 20110022695 || 20110127 |
| Methods, systems, and computer programs for creating isolated environments that include virtual machines (VM) and networks in a virtual infrastructure are presented. The method includes an operation to define a configuration of a virtual system which includes VMs, virtual network interface cards (VNIC) in the VMs, and configuration local networks (CLN). Further, the method associates each VNIC with one of the CLNs and transmits instructions to the virtual infrastructure for deploying the configuration. Deploying the configuration includes instantiating VMs and CLNs in the virtual infrastructure. Each VM is instantiated in a host monitored by a virtual lab server, and the CLNs are instantiated in the same hosts where the VMs have been instantiated. Only VMs from the configuration can connect to the instantiated CLNs. The method...|
| Optimizing fibre channel zoneset configuration and activation|| 20110022691 || 20110127 |
| In an example embodiment, a new qualifier is added to members in a Fibre Channel zone to specify whether each member is a target or initiator and in another embodiment a time-range attribute is added to a zone in the zoneset. When the zoneset is applied the number of ACL entries that must be programmed is reduced from k×(k−1) entries to 2(k−1) entries for a zone with k members where k−1 members are of one type (e.g. initiators) and one of the members is of a different type (e.g., a tape device). The time-range attribute is enforced by zone server software and enhances security by, for example, limiting access to sensitive data to specified times. In another embodiment, an incremental zoneset activation protocol is implemented where...|
| Electronic ticketing system and application method thereof|| 20110022668 || 20110127 |
| A user can book a ticket in advance and after that by means of wireless or/and wire-line transmission a service center replies an acknowledge message which contains a first Internet address to a user-designated portable hand-held device. While the user clicks the web site/address, a corresponding ticket appears or an identification signal appears for identification. After the web site being clicked, the content appeared on the web site is being transferred to a second web site, and while the same application or booking procedure is done again, the first Internet address stored in the electronic ticketing system and a second Internet address will be compared. By means of web site exchanging, the web site being transmitted to the user-designated portable apparatus are non-identical, hence, the tedious...|
| Location-based networking methods and systems for performing the same|| 20110022659 || 20110127 |
| Methods and systems for assisting individuals arrange meetings such as networking meetings with other individuals at a specified time (or within a specified time range) and/or at a specified place (or within a specified geographic region). More specifically, methods and systems for allowing individuals to post an invitation for a meeting on an on-line network and for allowing one or more other individuals to accept such invitation.
| System and method for influencing a position on a search result list generated by a computer network search engine|| 20110022623 || 20110127 |
| A system and method for enabling information providers using a computer network such as the Internet to influence a position for a search listing within a search result list generated by an Internet search engine. The system and method of the present invention provides a database having accounts for the network information providers. Each account contains at least one search listing having at least three components: a description, a search term comprising one or more keywords, and a bid amount. The network information provider may add, delete, or modify a search listing after logging into his or her account via an authentication process. The network information provider influences the position for a search listing through a continuous online competitive bidding process. The bidding process occurs when...|
| Transgenic plants comprising as transgene a class i tcp or clavata 1 (clv1) or cah3 polypeptide having increased seed yield and a method for making the same|| 20110016586 || 20110120 |
| The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants relative to control plants, by increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a Yield-Enhancing Polypeptide (YEP). The YEP may be a Class I TCP or a CAH3 or a Clayata 1 (CLV1) polypeptide with a non-functional C-terminal domain. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a YEP, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits in plants relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.
| Woody plants having improved growth characteristics and method for making the same using transcription factors|| 20110016550 || 20110120 |
| The present invention pertains to a novel and extensive analytical platform for selecting genes with a possible commercial phenotype from a large group of candidate genes identified using tools in bioinformatics, data from EST sequencing and DNA array. An aspect of the invention provides methods of producing a transgenic plant having an increased growth compared to its wild type. The method comprises altering in the plant the level of a gene product of at least one gene specifically expressed during different phases of wood formation. This may be done with transgenic methods or by specific crossing methods. Further aspects of the invention provide a plant cell or plant progeny and wood having modulated gene expression according to the invention. Other aspects pertain a DNA construct comprising...|
| Intrusion detection systems and methods|| 20110016522 || 20110120 |
| Systems and methods for intrusion and virus detection in computer networks. Data from a file, network byte stream, or other source is segmented and resulting data items are subjected to multiple processing techniques to obtain respective result values, or thumbprints. The multiple thumbprints for respective data items are then aggregated to obtain a single result value, or aggregate thumbprint. The components of the aggregate thumbprint may be “fuzzified” to allow for less preciseness in the single result value. The aggregate thumbprint is compared to other similarly generated aggregate thumbprints stored in a library. Alerts may be generated when the same aggregate thumbprint is detected multiple times.
| Secret information management apparatus, information processing apparatus, and secret information management system|| 20110016510 || 20110120 |
| Secret key backup is safely implemented even if a role base access structure in which the access structure is specified using roles is used. An all combination generating unit 107 obtains a backup participating user list 201 which is a list of backup participating users and a list of validated roles validated by the users, and a role base access structure 202 which is a combination of specified roles by which a secret key 205 can be restored, and generates an all combination extracted result which is all combinations of restoration enabling users of the secret key by applying users described in the backup participating user list 201 to the specified role. A same user/role deleting unit 108, etc. deletes a combination showing the same user...|
| Computer peripheral product and method of branding utility software associated with same|| 20110016462 || 20110120 |
| A method of customizing the branding of utility software associated with a customized computer peripheral device. The customized peripheral device includes brand data stored in memory. The utility software includes a branding module that reads the brand data from the peripheral device during installation upon a computer and customizes the utility software based upon the brand data. The brand data may include the custom branding information or may provide a brand identifier that permits the branding module to obtain the correct custom branding information from a remote server.
| Modularizing and aspectizing graphical user interface directed test scripts|| 20110016453 || 20110120 |
| A test structure for testing graphical user interface applications (GAPs) modularizes test scripts by separating statements that define GAP test logic from statements that navigate to GAP objects. Composition rules weave the statements together to generate the test scripts that are executed to test the GAP. Because the test structure is modular, test logic can be reused across different GAPs and different versions of the same GAP. Reusing test logic is not only an efficient practice from a test engineer's point of view, but also leads to a reduction in test programming errors. The modular test structure also facilitates the efficient modification of test scripts to account for modifications in the underlying GAPs, greatly reducing the time, cost, and resource expenditures needed to arrive at updated...|
| Collaborative environment for physical verification of microdevice designs|| 20110016444 || 20110120 |
| A collaborative environment for performing physical verification processes on integrated circuit designs. Multiple physical verification results may be stored in a “unified” results database/directory (e.g., unified at least from a user's perspective), where results from various verification processes, such as Design-Rule-Check (DRC) processes, Layout-Versus-Schematic comparison (LVS) processes, Design-For-Manufacturing (DFM) processes Optical Proximity Correction (OPC) processes, and Optical Rule Check (ORC) processes are accessible from the same style of user interface, which may be a graphical user interface. The basic abilities for design team-based interactions can be equally available to each process involved in the physical verification of an integrated circuit design.
| Digitally obtaining contours of fabricated polygons|| 20110016436 || 20110120 |
| The present invention provides a method for digitally obtaining contours of fabricated polygons. A GDS polygon described in a Geographic Data System (GDS) file is provided. Based on the GDS polygon, a plurality of identical polygons is fabricated with the same fabrication process such that shapes of the plurality of identical polygons are altered by optical effects in the same or similar way. The plurality of identical polygons forms poly-silicon gates of a plurality of test transistors. The position of source and drain islands along a length of a poly-silicon gate for each of the plurality of test transistors is different. Using Automated Test Equipment (ATE), a digital test is performed on a circuit including the plurality of test transistors to obtain test responses, the test...|
| Systems and methods for interleaving series of medical images|| 20110016430 || 20110120 |
| After selecting two or more image series for comparison, images of the image series are interleaved so that they are alternatively displayed in a comparison pane on a display device. In one embodiment, after one or more image series are selected for comparison, an interleaved image series is created containing each of the images of the one or more selected image series, or, alternatively, the interleaved image series comprises links to the images arranged in the interleaved pattern. If differences exist in the images of the multiple image series, these differences may be more easily detectable as the display device cycles between the images. Comparison of images in an interleaved image series may be more advantageous if the images of each selected image series are of...|
| Add-in for download, upload, and rewriting|| 20110016418 || 20110120 |
| [MEANS FOR SOLVING THE PROBLEMS] A processing means of a terminal device includes a memory means for storing an HTML object and drag information in relation to each other and drag information in relation to a certain HTML object is read out from the memory means (S35) in the case that the HTML object is moved from the inside of an HTTP client display area to the outside. The processing means of the terminal device makes out and registers a drag object for the operating system based on the read out drag information (S40, S45). The processing means of the terminal device receives real data corresponding to the drag object from an outer information providing system to store the same at the memory means of the...|
| Selective hibernation of activities in an electronic device|| 20110016417 || 20110120 |
| In an electronic device capable of running multiple software applications concurrently, applications, documents, cards, or other activities can be selected for hibernation so as to free up system resources for other activities that are in active use. A determination is made as to which activities should hibernate, for example based on a determination as to which activities have not been used recently or based on relative resource usage. When an activity is to hibernate, its state is preserved on a storage medium such as a disk, so that the activity can later be revived in the same state and the user can continue with the same task that was being performed before the activity entered hibernation.
| Monitoring a background process in a web browser and providing status of same|| 20110016381 || 20110120 |
| The functionality of a browser application is enhanced using a browser plug-in, which enables the browser application to access portions of a file system not otherwise accessible to the browser application. The enhanced functionality provided by the browser plug-in is used in one example by an image uploading web application. The browser application may also start a task in the background, such as a task for uploading several images, and then monitor the progress of the task even when the browser application navigates away from the page that initiated the task. The browser application may use a local web server running on the client device to perform tasks, including the rendering of images and monitoring progress of long running tasks.
| Semiconductor storage device and method of operating the same|| 20110016371 || 20110120 |
| Provided is an operation method which can be applied to a PRAM, an ReRAM, and a solid electrolyte memory which stores error correction codes, each of which comprises of symbols, each of which comprises bits, and which codes allow error correction in units of symbols. In the operation method, the respective symbols are read by using different reference cells 12. When a correctable error is detected in read data from data cells forming the error correction codes and corresponding to an input address, a data in a data cell corresponding to the error bit is corrected for a first error symbol of an one bit error pattern, and data in a reference cell that is used to read the second error symbol are corrected for a...|
| Method for debugging operational software of a system onboard an aircraft and device for implementing the same|| 20110016358 || 20110120 |
| A method for debugging the program of operational software of an onboard system, including flagging the program by positioning flags along an execution path for dividing the aforementioned execution path into adjacent functional intervals; normal execution of the program; acquiring an execution condition of the program by flag condition vectors; when an error is detected, searching a faulty functional interval based on the flag condition vectors, reverse execution of the program in the aforementioned faulty functional interval, and determination and correction of the error.
| Call-stacks representation for easier analysis of thread dump|| 20110016357 || 20110120 |
| Computer systems and methods for call-stacks representation for easier analysis of thread dumps. Execution data for a number of process threads are accessed by a parser in a thread dump wherein execution data includes a number of call-stacks. Process threads have corresponding call-stacks comprising information about active program subroutines of the thread. Threads are grouped in a number of sets that include threads with one or more actions in common. The sets correspond to a same action or subroutine in the call-stacks of the grouped threads. A tree representation of the execution data is generated based on the active actions in the call-stacks. In the tree representation, a first set of grouped threads is a child to a second set of grouped threads when the action...|
| Programmable memory repair scheme|| 20110016352 || 20110120 |
| The present disclosure provides semiconductor devices and methods, systems, and apparatus for testing and operating the same. A semiconductor memory device includes data storage elements and a repair circuit. The data storage elements include primary data storage elements and one or more redundant data storage elements, the primary data storage elements having respective addresses for memory access operations. The repair circuit is programmable by another semiconductor device separate from the memory device to recognize a malfunctioning address of the primary data storage elements and the programmed repair circuit is configured to reroute memory access from a primary data storage element having the recognized malfunctioning address to a corresponding redundant data storage element.
| Serial bus clock frequency calibration system and method thereof|| 20110016346 || 20110120 |
| A serial bus clock frequency calibration system and a method thereof are disclosed herein. The system utilizes a first frequency calibration device, a second frequency calibration device and a third frequency calibration device to share the same oscillator as so to perform multi-stage clock frequency resolution calibrations for different frequency-tuning ranges. This can bring an optimal frequency resolution, greatly reduce system complexity and save element cost.
| Storage system, control method of storage device|| 20110016336 || 20110120 |
| The present invention provides a technique that enables, in an environment in which an upper limit of electric energy consumption is prescribed for a specific period, operations of a storage device while keeping the electric energy consumption within the prescribed upper limit and, at the same time, maintaining operations of a disk device of a storage device necessary for providing services to a user. A storage system according to the present invention includes a storage device having one or more energized parts and a management device that manages operations of the storage device. The management device acquires electric energy consumption of the energized part and controls the operational state of the energized part so that the electric energy consumption of the storage device over a predetermined...|
| Information interchange system and apparatus|| 20110016328 || 20110120 |
| To overcome the drawback of difficulties when interchanging a patient's health record among different health information management systems and yet keep the patient's privacy, this invention proposes a method comprising the steps of: extracting, from a certificate, a signature of a first service provider and a first identifier; generating a second identifier corresponding to the first identifier; sending a request to any one of a second identifier manager and the first service provider so as to request a record associated with the first identifier; receiving the requested record from any one of the second identifier manager and the first service provider; and associating the requested record with the second identifier. Use of the proposed method provides the advantage that there is no need to unify all...|
| Method for authentication and signature of a user in an application service, using a mobile telephone as a second factor in addition to and independently of a first factor|| 20110016320 || 20110120 |
| The invention relates to a method for the two-factor authentication of a user in an application service running on an application server. The first authentication factor is a PIN authentication code known only by the user and the application service, and the second authentication factor is the mobile communication terminal of the user on which is installed a reliability application obtained from a reliable third party or certified by the same. The reliability application is capable of generating, using the PIN authentication code and a secret key shared only with the reliable third party, a single use authentication code for each authentication of the user in the application service.
| Technique for replaying operations using replay look-ahead instructions|| 20110016294 || 20110120 |
| A technique for reliably replaying operations in electronic-design-automation (EDA) software is described. In this technique, the EDA software stores operations performed by a user during a design session, as well as any replay look-ahead instructions, in a log file. When repeating the first operation, the replay look-ahead instruction ensures that the same state is obtained in the EDA environment as was previously obtained. For example, if an interrupt occurred when the first operation was previously performed, the replay look-ahead instruction may specify when the interrupt occurred during the performance of the operation so that the effect of the interrupt may be simulated when replaying the first operation. Alternatively, if a blocking user-interface request occurred when the first operation was previously performed (such as a mandatory query),...|
| Low-power usb flash card reader using bulk-pipe streaming with uas command re-ordering and channel separation|| 20110016267 || 20110120 |
| A flash-card reader improves transmission efficiency by using bulk streaming of multiple pipes. A bulk data-out pipe carries host write data to the card reader and can operate in parallel with a bulk data-in pipe that carries host read data that was read from a flash card attached to the card reader. Status packets do not block data packets since the he status packets are buffered through a separate status pipe, and commands are buffered through a command pipe. Flash data from multiple flash cards are interleaved as separate endpoints that share the bulk data-in pipe. A data in/out streaming state machine controls streaming bulk data through the bulk data-in and data-out pipes, while a status streaming state machine controls streaming status packets through the status...|
| Cradle for portable content playback apparatus and amplifying device to which the same cradle is connected|| 20110016249 || 20110120 |
| A cradle comprises a first connecting unit to which a portable content playback apparatus is connectable; a second connecting unit to which a computer is connectable; an output unit that outputs content data; a controller that controls the portable content playback apparatus; a hub that is connected to the second connecting unit, a first switch, and a second switch; the first switch that switches between connection of the first connecting unit to the controller and connection of the first connecting unit to the hub; the second switch that switches between connection of the output unit to the controller and connection of the output unit to the hub; and a switch control unit that controls switching of the first switch and the second switch.
| Proxy server, and method and program for controlling same|| 20110016197 || 20110120 |
| It is so arranged that when a client terminal communicates with a content server via a proxy server, the history of such communication can be ascertained. A request for a menu page is transmitted from the client terminal to the proxy server. A link to the content server has been embedded in the menu page. Data representing the menu page in which the URL of this link destination has been converted is transmitted to the client terminal. If the web page at the link destination that has been embedded in the menu page is requested by the client terminal, the proxy server restores the URL to the URL that prevailed before the conversion and requests the content server for the web page. The web page requested...|
| Method for realization of thin client and client terminal and server for same|| 20110016175 || 20110120 |
| A method for realization of a thin client includes detecting a usage environment of a client terminal, using the detected usage environment and a predetermined policy to determine whether to realize the thin client as a screen transfer type or by a net boot type, when the screen transfer type is determined, transferring input made at the client terminal to a server and transferring results of processing by the server in accordance with the input from the server to the client terminal, and, when the net boot type is determined, transferring a program from the server to the client terminal, the program outputting results of processing at the client terminal in accordance with input from the client terminal.
| Data cells and data cell generations|| 20110016159 || 20110120 |
| Data cells are described containing an entity identifier (“O”), an entity type (“E”) an attribute type (“A”), and an attribute value (“V”). Cells with identical O and E values constitute a cell set. Pairs of synapse cells relate cell sets, each synapse cell having O and E values of one cell set and A and V values equal to the E and O values of the other cell set. Cell generations store information about attributes, entities, relationships, constraints, and default data formats in the same cell listing as the cells containing the actual real-world data. As a result, the data in a data cell can be considered self-identifying. The present invention also provides a way to normalize data using data pool cell sets. The data cells...|
| Generation of dimensional metadata based on rdbms data|| 20110016158 || 20110120 |
| Creation of a multi-dimensional metadata model based on relational tables and data stored in the relational tables may include determination of a plurality of groups of columns of the relational tables based at least in part on the data stored in the relational tables, where each column of a group of columns is mutually-dependent on each of the other columns of the group of columns, and where at least two of the plurality of groups of columns include columns of a same relational table. Also included may be creation of, for each of the plurality of groups of columns, a respective dimension object.
| Systems and methods of providing possible value ranges|| 20110016155 || 20110120 |
| Embodiments of the invention relate generally to incremental computing. Specifically, embodiments of the invention include systems and methods that provide for the concurrent processing of multiple, incremental changes to a data value while at the same time monitoring and/or enforcing threshold values for that data value. For example, a method is provided that determines whether multiple incremental changes to a data field could pass a threshold based on keeping track of a possible value range for the data field.
| Method for supporting the formation of car pools|| 20110016146 || 20110120 |
| To allow drivers of different vehicles to make contact with one another, a user terminal is provided in the vehicle, which accesses a server having a connected database. By way of this database, contact with another user who is also entered in the database, might be using the same travel route, and is therefore noticed by the user, can be established by inputting a vehicle license plate as a user ID. When a travel destination is input into a navigation device, the travel route calculated is entered in the database, and the server automatically undertakes a comparison with travel routes of other users who are contained in the database, and establishes contact between the users who have correlating user data sets.
| Method of displaying adaptive album art for portable terminal and apparatus for providing the same|| 20110016126 || 20110120 |
| A method of displaying an adaptive album art for a portable terminal is provided, which includes confirming whether the album art exists by reading meta data frame that corresponds to at least one sound source data, classifying and storing the sound data by meta data items commonly included in the corresponding meta data information if the album art exists, extracting an image file from the album art of the sound source data classified by meta data items, and matching the extracted image file to a changeable disc album art preset by meta data items to display the matched image.
| Polypeptides having endoglucanase activity and polynucleotides encoding same|| 20090328259 || 20091231 |
| The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having endoglucanase activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods for producing and using the polypeptides.
| Methods and reagents for molecular cloning|| 20090328244 || 20091231 |
| The present invention provides compositions, methods, and kits for covalently linking nucleic acid molecules. The methods include a strand invasion step, and the compositions and kits are useful for performing such methods. For example, a method of covalently linking double stranded (ds) nucleic acid molecules can include contacting a first ds nucleic acid molecule, which has a topoisomerase linked to a 3′ terminus of one end and has a single stranded 5′ overhang at the same end, with a second ds nucleic acid molecule having a blunt end, such that the 5′ overhang can hybridize to a complementary sequence of the blunt end of the second nucleic acid molecule, and the topoisomerase can covalently link the ds nucleic acid molecules. The methods are simpler and more...|
| Password input device, computer security system using the same and method thereof|| 20090328201 || 20091231 |
| A password input device includes a detection module, a recognition module, and an output module. The detection module is configured for detecting angular velocities and accelerations of hand movement. The recognition module includes a conversion unit, a character database, and an indexing unit. The conversion unit is configured for converting the detected angular velocities and accelerations, in analog format, into usable data. The indexing unit is configured for seeking a character corresponding to user input in the character database according to the usable data, and outputting the corresponding character. The output module is configured for receiving the corresponding characters from the indexing unit and determining the password.
| Method for registering and certificating user of one time password by a plurality of mode and computer-readable recording medium where program executing the same method is recorded|| 20090328168 || 20091231 |
| The present invention relates to a method of registering a one-time-password user in a one-time-password terminal by the one-time-password terminal, in an environment including the one-time-password terminal loaded with a program for creating one-time-passwords in a plurality of modes, an authentication server for authenticating authenticity of the one-time-password user, a one-time-password server, and a one-time-password database server for storing information on the one-time-password user.
| System and method using streaming captcha for online verification|| 20090328163 || 20091231 |
| An improved system and method using a streaming captcha for online verification is provided. A request sent by a client device may be received by a server to serve a streaming captcha to the client device. A server may compose a streaming captcha by superimposing a captcha character string on a video. The streaming captcha may be streamed to the client device. The streaming captcha may be displayed on the client device, and a character string input by a user may be received in response to display of the streaming captcha. The character string received may be sent to the server for verification. The server may verify that the character string received is the same as the captcha character string displayed in the streaming captcha. The...|
| Authentication, identity, and service management for computing and communication systems|| 20090328141 || 20091231 |
| Improved techniques for obtaining authentication identifiers, authentication, and receiving services are disclosed. Multiple devices can be used for receiving service from a servicing entity (e.g., Service Providers). More particularly, a first device can be used to authenticate a first entity (e.g., one or more persons) for receiving services from the servicing entity, but the services can be received by a second device. Generally, the first device can be a device better suited, more preferred and/or more secure for authentication related activates including “Identity Management.” The second device can be generally more preferred for receiving and/or using the services. In addition, a device can be designated for authentication of an entity. The device releases an authentication identifier only if the entity has effectively authorized its release, thereby...|
| System for controlling access to hospital information and method for controlling the same|| 20090328138 || 20091231 |
| A method and system for implementing activity-oriented access control (AOAC) to hospital information is disclosed. An access request device sends user credentials attaching user attributes to an AOAC server, which in turn searches activity rules that are assigned to user attributes from an activity server and a current work situation of the user from an activity recognition server. The AOAC server transmits an access request list corresponding to the activity rules and the current work situation of the user to the access request device so that it can select a desired access request among the list.
| Dynamic entitlement manager|| 20090328132 || 20091231 |
| Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for monitoring and/or controlling access to entitlements. For example, in one embodiment a computer program product is configured to periodically examine the members of a particular community in an organization and automatically identify members in the community that have access to software applications, datasets, or other organizational resources that are uncommon in the community, which may indicate that the member should not have access to the such resources. The computer program product of embodiments of the invention is also configured to automatically and periodically determine the resources that members of the same community should all probably have access to. As such, embodiments of the present invention allow an organization to more efficiently monitor and...|
| Television receiver, method of controlling the receiver, and network construction device|| 20090328121 || 20091231 |
| According to one embodiment, the present invention is designed to automatically determine the language of the content distributed when connecting to the Web server so as to agree with the language configured at the initial setup. The present invention has following elements. An initial setup module maintains initial setup information that indicates at least a menu language. A setup information association process module which determines a language request signal to request a language the same as the menu language indicated in the initial setup information. And a network control module which accesses the World Wide Web while transmitting the language request signal to determine a browser language.
| Certification program for devices operating with an entertainment access system|| 20090328123 || 20091231 |
| In order to ensure that an entertainment access system is enabled to unify and simplify a user's enjoyment of content by managing the user's devices, entertainment content and usage rights, it is important to ensure the user devices, and the services they offer, function in accordance with well-established specifications and standards. Importantly, these specifications need to be the same from one device manufacturer to another. This is needed to ensure that the entertainment access system will be able to provide a consistent, reliable and predictable user experience to its users. In some illustrative examples, a certification program is implemented for user devices that receive and render the entertainment content received from the entertainment access system. The certification program establishes specifications to which the devices are to...|
| Antenna system for satellite lock-on and method for operating the same|| 20090328110 || 20091231 |
| An antenna system and a corresponding method for satellite lock-on applied to vehicles automatically lock on at least one satellite in the space by means of a lock-on signal. The technique features on a scan driving signal that initiates a space scan of the antenna system so as to obtain a scan data. According to peak values of the scan data, coordinates of a plurality of satellites in the space are realized and individually recorded. Then, after receiving a lock-on signal, the satellite coordinate of the satellite to be locked is retrieved so as to drive the antenna to point at the satellite to be locked.
| Executing state machine processing modules with an executive processing module|| 20090328069 || 20091231 |
| An application that uses a state machine for processing can be optimized to process objects efficiently through an alternate, executive processing module. In one implementation, for example, one of the plurality of processing modules in a given state machine can be reconfigured to subscribe to an executive processing module, which, in turn, is subscribed to all events that occur during processing of the given state machine. When the corresponding state machine is tasked with processing a client request, the executive processing module processes the client request for each subscribed processing module. The executive processing module can optimize processing of the client request for all subscribed processing modules, and can further provide human-readable output regarding processing details of the same.
| Selection of virtual computing resources using hardware model presentations|| 20090328036 || 20091231 |
| A user can configure and purchase virtual computing resources in much the same way buyers now configure and purchase physical computers. One embodiment allows a user to select various performance parameters that are commonly known and used by the average user of a personal computer. For example, a baseline computer system can be selected and then customized by choosing performance parameter such as a processor brand name, processor clock speed, random-access memory (RAM) capacity, hard disk drive capacity, etc. The performance parameters can then be used to configure virtual computing resources to achieve a virtual computer that substantially meets the performance parameters.
| Computer system and device controlling method for computer system|| 20090328038 || 20091231 |
| According to one embodiment, a computer system configured such that a virtual machine including a guest operating system running on a source computer connected to a network migrates to a destination computer connected to the network, where the virtual machine then running on the destination computer wherein, the source computer comprises first hardware, a first backend driver running in a first hypervisor running on the first hardware, and configured to directly control the device in association with communication performed via a first interface, the virtual machine comprises a frontend driver configured to run in the guest operating system, and to control the device, the destination computer comprises second hardware, the second hypervisor running on the second hardware, and to manage the virtual machine, and a second...|
| Projecting software and data onto client|| 20090328032 || 20091231 |
| A software application written for a server environment is transformed into one which runs in a rich client environment. An entity model defines data sources as they are accessed from the server and as they are accessed from the clients. An application programming interface defines stereotyped interfaces which provide the same functionality on the server and the clients. A metadata model describes the components which make up the application and defines the differences in structure between the server and clients. The metadata model also defines mappings between components used on the server and clients. Settings and context information which tailor the activation and functionality of the components is also captured in the metadata model. Automated transformation is performed by using the mappings to identify the component...|
| Installing a management agent with a virtual machine|| 20090328030 || 20091231 |
| A management service can install one or more third-party agents and any number of customizations for an operating system/virtual machine at the same as the system/machine is installed. In one implementation, a management service places (e.g., from a remote location) an operating system/virtual machine image in a mounting location. Before installing the corresponding system (OS or virtual machine), the management service also inserts one or more third-party agents into the image, as well as any number or type of policies and customizations. The management service then directs installation of the combined image (including rules, policies, and customizations) so that the operating system, third-party agents, and provided customizations, are all installed together during the same installation process. Accordingly, the management service allows for agents to reliably and...|
| Software portal system for providing relation information of software and data format and method of operating the same|| 20090328029 || 20091231 |
| A software portal system for providing relation information of software and a data format, and a method of operating the same are provided. To provide software by downloading or service simultaneously with relation information between software and software, software and a data format, and data formats, the software portal system includes a relation information management unit and a web service providing unit. The relation information system defines a relation of software and a data format to constitute and manage relation information of the software and the data format. The web service providing unit acquires and provides the relation information of the software managed by the relation information management unit when the software is provided by downloading or service, and acquires and provides the relation information of...|
| Method to collaboratively resolve java program errors within an integrated development environment|| 20090328004 || 20091231 |
| The present disclosure is directed to a method to collaboratively resolve a Java program error. The context of the access is uniquely identified based on two parameters—the error and the specific library where the error occurred. The developer uses the same interface to contribute to discussions irrespective of the error or the library. The method automatically determines the forum for the discussion. Finally, the method is able to notify the developer when the error is resolved so that the developer can contribute resolution information back to the discussion.
| User interface for gestural control|| 20090327974 || 20091231 |
| A UI (user interface) for gestural control enhances the navigation experience for the user by preventing multiple gestures from being inadvertently invoked at the same time. This problem is overcome by establishing two or more categories of gestures. For instance, the first category of gestures may include gestures that are likely to be invoked before gestures that are included in the second category of gestures. That is, gestures in the second category will typically be invoked after a gesture in the first category has already been invoked. One example of a gesture that falls into the first category may be a gesture that initiates operation of a device, whereas a gesture that falls into the second category may be change in volume. Gestures that fall into...|
| Eliminating duplicate and invalid calendar items from end user calendars using a unique entry identifier (ueid)|| 20090327919 || 20091231 |
| Providing a unique entry identifier, which is an identifier specific to a calendar entry. The calendar entry can be an entry associated with a set of different electronic calendars, each associated with a specific user. Data for each user specific calendar can be stored in a structured data store. A set of records for each user specific calendar can be maintained and utilized independent of other sets of records associated with other ones of the users. The unique entry identifier can be an identifier unique for the calendar entry within the associated set of records, and wherein the same unique entry identifier is utilized for the calendar entry within each of the different sets of records as a unique identifier for the calendar entry. For example,...|
| Integrating character-based profiles within a social network|| 20090327907 || 20091231 |
| Profiles that are character-based and which reflect various brand assets are supported in a social networking service by an arrangement that enables members to interact with the branded character-based profiles in the same way as profiles of any real members of the social network. Branded characters may thus be befriended and their profiles shared with other users, rated, and discussed.
| Online ad serving|| 20090327869 || 20091231 |
| Online ad hosting (e.g., hosting ads from one domain on a webpage from a different domain) is accomplished using an insulator cross-domain frame (e.g., an inline frame (IFrame)), into which a third party may load content, source code to detect events associated with the third party content (e.g., detecting if ad content wishes to expand), and a communicator same-domain IFrame for sending requests to the host webpage associated with detected events. That is, a cross-domain IFrame may be created in a host webpage, which can isolate an ad from the host webpage. A communicator frame may be utilized to communicate text messages between the contents of the cross-domain frame and the host webpage. Further, an API can be used to apply parameters, restrictions and allowable events...|
| Flash memory device using ecc algorithm and method of operating the same|| 20090327839 || 20091231 |
| A flash memory device using an error correction code (ECC) algorithm and a method of operating the same. The device includes a memory cell array including a error correction code (ECC) block including data memory cells configured to store data and a parity cell configured to store a first parity code, a parity controller configured to generate a second parity code based on a the current operating mode of the flash memory device, and an error correction unit configured to receive one of the first and second parity codes and to perform an ECC algorithm on the data stored in the data memory cells using the received parity code. A control logic restarts an erase operation on an erroneously unerased data memory cell or prevents the...|
| Operation check information providing device and electronic device using the same|| 20090327816 || 20091231 |
| A device (100) usable for an electronic apparatus (1) operating based on a manipulation of the user includes an input section (101) for receiving a manipulation of the user, a storage section (104) having a database including a plurality of manipulation error patterns stored therein, a determination section (107) for determining whether or not a manipulation confirmation request is necessary based on the manipulation error pattern corresponding to the user, which is determined by referring to the database based on manipulation information which indicates the received manipulation and correction information which indicates whether or not the manipulation needs to be corrected, and an output section (108) for outputting a signal for presenting a manipulation confirmation request message when the confirmation request is to be provided. Each...|
| Transparent checkpointing and process migration in a distributed system|| 20090327807 || 20091231 |
| A distributed system for creating a checkpoint for a plurality of processes running on the distributed system. The distributed system includes a plurality of compute nodes with an operating system executing on each compute node. A checkpoint library resides at the user level on each of the compute nodes, and the checkpoint library is transparent to the operating system residing on the same compute node and to the other compute nodes. Each checkpoint library uses a windowed messaging logging protocol for checkpointing of the distributed system. Processes participating in a distributed computation on the distributed system may be migrated from one compute node to another compute node in the distributed system by re-mapping of hardware addresses using the checkpoint library.
| Indexing encrypted files by impersonating users|| 20090327749 || 20091231 |
| Methods and computer-readable media for indexing an encrypted file by impersonating a user is provided. A set of keys may be associated with a particular encrypted file. Once these keys are identified, the users who own these keys may then be identified by consulting an association of keys to users, which may be updated immediately upon the addition of new keys. If one of the users is currently logged on, the logon information associated with that user may be used to access the content of the encrypted file. The encrypted file may then be indexed based on the accessed content. To allow more than one user to use the same index, security identifiers may be assigned to index records associated with encrypted files to protect content...|
| Unidirectional multi-use proxy re-signature process|| 20090327735 || 20091231 |
| A “proxy re-signature system” provides various techniques for transforming a delegatee's signature on a message m into a delegator's on the same message m. Various embodiments of non-interactive re-signature generation processes are described. Various embodiments to aggregate part of signatures to reduce the size of re-signed signatures are also described. Various combinations of the proxy re-signature process and the re-signature conversion process result in an overall process that is unidirectional, multi-use, private, and non-interactive. As such, the proxy re-signature system is applicable for use with a wide range of applications.
| Methods for supplying cryptographic algorithm constants to a storage-constrained target|| 20090327728 || 20091231 |
| The present invention provides for authenticating a message. A security function is performed upon the message. The message is sent to a target. The output of the security function is sent to the target. At least one publicly known constant is sent to the target. The received message is authenticated as a function of at least a shared key, the received publicly known constants, the security function, the received message, and the output of the security function. If the output of the security function received by the target is the same as the output generated as a function of at least the received message, the received publicly known constants, the security function, and the shared key, neither the message nor the constants have been altered.
| Content object management method, right object providing method, content object revocation method based thereon, and device using the same|| 20090327725 || 20091231 |
| A device for managing a rights object and revoking a content object. The device includes a content/rights object storage unit for storing at least one content object, and a rights object corresponding to each content object. An authentication module performs mutual authentication between devices giving and taking a rights object, and when a revocation notification of a rights object among the stored rights object is received, authenticates whether an author having transferred the revocation notification is an author having a revocation right. A content object checking unit checks if the content object is valid before the content object is executed. A rights object management module searches for a rights object corresponding to a content object to be executed, and deletes a rights object corresponding to the...|
| Memory address obfuscation|| 20090327709 || 20091231 |
| Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to provide, to a memory device, an obfuscated clear-page address derived from a clear-page address that is not the same as a key-page address and/or providing, to the memory device, an obfuscated key-page address derived from the key-page address when the obfuscated clear-page address is the same as the key-page address. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
|Device and method for carefully settling a patient in a defined position|| 20080313816 || 20081225 |
| The invention relates to a device and a method for the gentle placement of a patient in a defined position. In order to provide a device for the placement of patients which both allows gentle positioning and at the same time holds the patient in a defined position, the device according to the invention comprises a mattress having a surface able to adopt a flexible state, as a result of being subjected to a first control signal, and a rigid state, as a result of being subjected to a second control signal, a cushion which is filled with a fluid, rests on the mattress and comprises a flexible wall in the region of the patient or the body part of the patient resting on the cushion,...|
|Dyeing processes comprising at least one multi-carbosite, multi-group coupling agent for wash-protecting the color of artificially dyed keratin fibers|| 20080313821 || 20081225 |
| Disclosed herein is a cosmetic process for wash-protecting the color of artificially dyed keratin fibers, comprising applying to the keratin fibers at least one composition comprising at least one multi-carbosite, multi-group coupling agent, the coupling agent being an electrophilic hydrocarbon-based compound comprising neither an aldehyde group, nor a carboxylic acid group, nor a formol-generating group, the coupling agent comprising at least two identical reactive groups, the reactive groups not being carried by the same atom, if said atom is a carbon atom, and the coupling agent having a molecular weight of less than 500 g/mol.
|Cable stayed suspension bridge making combined use of one-box and two-box girders|| 20080313825 || 20081225 |
| A cable-stayed suspension bridge having characteristics of a cable stayed bridge and those of a suspension bridge at the same and time and using one-box and two-box girders in combination is disclosed. The bridge grinder of the cable-stayed suspension bridge includes one-box girders that each extend to both sides through the respective one tower and a two-box girder set in a central portion of the center span between towers in the length direction of the bridge girder. The cable-stayed suspension bridge includes cable-stayed structures in which a respective one of the one-box girders is supported by the tower with plural cables and a suspension structure in which the two-box girder is supported by the plural towers with two main cables and plural hanger ropes. The two-box...|
|Disc cleaning mechanism and disc cleaning device|| 20080313833 || 20081225 |
| In the present invention, cleaner liquid flow passages for discharging cleaner liquid from a rotatable brush unit are formed in a rotatable brush unit. The cleaner liquid flow passages are formed as passages wherein the cleaner liquid fed to a hollow portion in a rotary shaft flows to openings in brush cleaner circular plates via lateral grooves provided around the outer circumference of a core roller and along the axial direction. A cleaner liquid fed to discs from a cleaner nozzle contains dirt when the discs are cleaned and the same is sucked into the cleaner liquid passages and the dirt is discharged from the rotatable brush unit.
|Hose adapter and vacuum cleaner having the same|| 20080313849 || 20081225 |
| A hose adapter and a vacuum cleaner including the same are disclosed. The hose adapter includes a connection pipe inserted into a body of the vacuum cleaner, a receiving part disposed on an outer surface of the connection pipe, a clamp member integrally formed with the receiving part and resiliently fitted into the body of the vacuum cleaner to secure the connection pipe, and a resilient member disposed inside the receiving part to support the clamp member.
|Sensing unit and method of making same|| 20080313882 || 20081225 |
| In a sensing unit according to the present invention, a spring portion having a support portion and a movable portion is conductive. A signal of a sensor portion provided on the movable portion of the spring portion is transmitted via the spring portion. Hence, the sensing unit according to the present invention has a simple constitution with a small number of components, and a wire does not necessarily have to be provided for each sensor portion. As a result, a reduction in manufacturing cost, simplification of the manufacturing process, and so on are achieved.
|Magnesium throttle body and method of manufacturing the same|| 20080313898 || 20081225 |
| A magnesium-based throttle body is disclosed. The throttle body is manufactured by using a mold for manufacture of a throttle body. The throttle body includes a cooling water tube fixing portion into which a cooling water tube is press-inserted, the cooling water tube fixing portion being formed integrally with the throttle body.
|Controlling method of a dryer and a dryer with the same|| 20080313922 || 20081225 |
| A controlling method of a clothes dryer for detecting an amount of laundry and a clothes dryer with the same are disclosed. A controlling method includes drying laundry by supplying hot air to a drum, determining an amount of laundry based on a drying time, and supplying fine droplets of water and/or steam to the drum according to the determined amount of laundry.
|Aerial image projection system and method of utilizing same|| 20080313937 || 20081225 |
| An aerial image projection system (20) includes a light aircraft (22) having a parachute-wing (24) attached to a carriage (26). The system (20) further includes an on-board computing and projection unit (30) with an image projector (32) coupled to the carriage (26) and suspended below the parachute-wing (24). An image display process (98) utilizing the system (20) entails generating (100) still and/or moving images (34) in a digital format for management by the computing and projection unit (30) and projecting (102) those images (34) from the projector (32) onto the parachute-wing (24). The projection of particular images (34) may be governed by time of day, particular events, current location of aerial image projection system (20) as detected by a navigational system receiver (66) of the unit,...|
|No-touch block-rodenticide bait unit with protective end caps and packaging for the same|| 20080313953 || 20081225 |
| A poisoned bait unit having a bait portion and a gripping portion in which the gripping portion includes a pair of end caps respectively secured on two preferably opposing sides of the bait portion. The end caps are shaped and/or textured to ensure that the user can securely grasp and place the unit into position in even a tight or difficult-to-access space without ever touching the bait portion. Packaging for multiple bait units is also provided which not only allows for individual removal of each bait unit while the other units remain sealed, but prevents any contamination of the end caps of one unit by the bait portion of another so that the user is not exposed to physical contact with the bait portion at any...|
|Catalytic cracking process for production of diesel from seeds of oleaginous plants|| 20080313955 || 20081225 |
| The diesel, or biodiesel, oil produced by means of said process is of superior quality having a cetane number exceeding 40 given that the cracking reactions occur at low temperatures and the products obtained are less oxidised and consequently purer than products obtained by means of existing technology.
|Mobile planter|| 20080313960 || 20081225 |
| A mobile gardening planter includes a plant container and a drainage system that is adapted for both dripless operation and drip-drain operation. The drainage system includes a drain cap inside the plant container that has holes preferably only in a vertical side of the drain cap for indirectly draining water out of the plant container into a drain pipe extending outside and across the bottom wall of the plant container. A generally vertically-extending sight tube fluidly communicates with the drain pipe so that the water level in the sight tube is the same as the water table level in the plant container, and the gardener may therefore monitor the water table. The open top end of the sight tube allows water to overflow the sight tube,...|
|Reusable worker housing and methods relating thereto|| 20080313974 || 20081225 |
| Consideration is given to parameters for providing re-use of worker housing in similar, or the same, applications at other sites or other projects as well as parameters governing re-use for alternate secondary uses usually common to the area of initial use, thereby avoiding transport for long distances or wasteful disposal of worker housing structures. Secondary uses for manufactured worker housing modules according to the present invention can be, for example, smaller or reconfigured dormitory-style housing or residences or family housing.
|Removable floor|| 20080313987 || 20081225 |
| The invention relates to a removable floor. The invention comprises a support piece (1) having a floor tile (15) affixed to the upper surface thereof, said support piece being equipped with means for securing same to other support pieces. The invention aims to improve the securing means in order to facilitate the installation and removal of the floor by the user and to enable the supports to be installed in an aligned and/or out of phase manner such as to produce different decorative patterns.
|Air evacuative binding type air packing bag and packing method using the same|| 20080313996 || 20081225 |
| In an air evacuative binding type air packing bag and a packing method using the same, an air cylinder is bended to form a first cushioning wall and a second cushioning wall, two sides of the first cushioning wall and the second cushioning wall are adhered to each other to form an accepting space. Next, an article is placed in the accepting space, and air in the accepting space is then evacuated to allow the first cushioning wall and the second cushioning wall to bind the article up to retain the article in the accepting space and not to be shaken with the air packing bag.
|Wire rope for heavy duty hoisting and method for making same|| 20080314016 || 20081225 |
| A wire rope has an independent wire rope core including lubricated individual core wires that are encapsulated in a tubular sheath of elastomeric or polymeric material surrounding the core wires and retaining the lubricant. A plurality of strands are located radially outwardly from and adjacent to the core. Each of the strands include strand wires that are lubricated. The strand wires are encapsulated in a tubular sheath of elastomeric or polymeric material that retain the lubrication for the strand wires. The core and strand encapsulating materials prevent direct metal-to-metal contact between core wires and strand wires, and between strand wires of adjacent strands. The core and strand encapsulating materials are applied in a manner so as to avoid loss of lubricant. Retaining lubrication and preventing direct...|
|System for assisting regeneration of pollution management means in an exhaust line|| 20080314024 || 20081225 |
| The invention concerns a system for assisting regeneration of pollution management means (1) associated with oxidation catalyst forming means implementing an oxygen storage capacity (OSC) function, and integrated in an exhaust line (3) of a motor vehicle diesel engine (4), wherein the engine is associated with common ramp means (7) supplying fuel to the cylinders thereof. The invention is characterized in that it comprises means (8) for determining the number of incomplete regeneration processes of the pollution management means and for comparing same to predetermined threshold values (10) to control the engine (4) in a first lean mixture regeneration operating mode (11) for a number less than the threshold values or in a second regeneration operating mode of engine operation sequences alternating rich mixture and lean...|
|Hydraulic hybrid vehicle with integrated hydraulic drive module and four-wheel-drive, and method of operation thereof|| 20080314039 || 20081225 |
| A vehicle includes an integrated drive module coupled to an axle thereof. The module includes a hydraulic motor configured to provide motive power at an output shaft, and a differential for distributing the motive power to right and left portions of the axle. The hydraulic motor and the differential are encased within a common housing. The vehicle may include a second integrated drive module having, within a housing, a second hydraulic motor (or multiple hydraulic motors), and a second differential coupled thereto and configured to distribute motive power to right and left portions of a second axle. The second module may also include a transmission within the same housing. The transmission may be a two speed or other multi-speed transmission. The second module is configured to...|
|Capacity variable type rotary compressor and driving method thereof and driving method for air conditioner having the same|| 20080314053 || 20081225 |
| Also, by using a pilot valve which is economical and reliable, back pressure of the sliding valve can be speedily and accurately switched. Accordingly, the capacity variable device in accordance with the present invention can be widely used for a compressor or an air conditioner that should perform frequent cooling capability control, and efficiency degradation thereof can be prevented from occurring.
|Air conditioning system|| 20080314064 || 20081225 |
| An air conditioning and heating system includes an condenser, an expansion valve, an evaporator and a compressor interconnected in a closed loop system, and a motor for driving the compressor. The system also includes a refrigerant disposed within the closed loop system. The compressor compresses the refrigerant and pumps the refrigerant through the system. The system also includes one or more feedback loops to reduce the temperature (pre-cool) the refrigerant before it reaches the expansion valve in the cooling mode and the same or a different heat exchanger in the heating mode. The additional heat exchangers are placed in the loop to reduce the electric energy being used.
|Coupling boss and method for fabricating the same|| 20080314112 || 20081225 |
| Disclosed therein are a coupling boss and a method for fabricating a coupling boss, that a collar part is formed through a collar drawing process using a metal plate material, and then, a body part of the coupling boss is firmly combined to a substrate plate through processes of deep drawing, tapping, cleansing, plating and iron coining in order, thereby maximizing competitive power in price, miniaturizing the coupling boss in size, and maximizing tensile strength, compression strength, and surface roughness. In this instance, a more stable material thickness can be kept by performing a collar drawing process or a curling process when a screw part of the coupling boss is formed. The processes of: forming a collar part (2) through a collar drawing process for forming...|
|Processing method of tube body, manufacturing method of cylinder device and cylinder device manufactured by the same|| 20080314113 || 20081225 |
| There is provided a processing method of a tube body comprising the steps of a tube-expanding step wherein a base tube is partially retained with a chuck unit having a rotational function, and a mandrel is pressed in to an end portion of the base tube so as to expand the end portion of the base tube; and a rotation ironing step wherein the chuck unit rotates the base tube together with the mandrel a roller die is pressed against an outer-periphery surface of the end portion of the base tube and the roller die is moved with respect to the base tube and in an axial direction thereof so as to deform an inner periphery surface of the end portion of the base tube into...|
|Gas sensor with improved sealing structure and method of manufacturing the same|| 20080314117 || 20081225 |
| In a gas sensor, a seal member is filled in an annular space disposed between abutted inward and outward shoulder portions of a housing and a sensor member and an one open end of the housing. A tubular insulator is installed in the annular space to be mounted at its first end surface on the seal member. A ring member is installed in the annular space to be mounted at its first end surface on a second end surface of the tubular insulator. The one open end of the housing is configured to be inwardly crimped such that an edge of an inner circumference of the inwardly crimped one open end of the housing digs in a second end surface of the ring member to thereby...|
|Sensing unit and method of making same|| 20080314146 || 20081225 |
| In a sensing unit according to the present invention, a movable portion of a spring portion is supported floatably above a recessed portion formed in a substrate. Thus, the movable portion is capable of oscillating in any direction parallel to the substrate surface. Moreover, the movable portion is capable of oscillating in the thickness direction of the substrate such that the amplitude of a center side end portion thereof reaches a maximum. A sensor portion is provided on the movable portion. As a result, the sensing unit according to the present invention has a higher degree of freedom in terms of the measurement direction than a conventional sensing unit that oscillates in only one direction.
|Sensor and transducer devices comprising carbon nanotubes, methods of making and using the same|| 20080314149 || 20081225 |
| Devices usable as sensors, as transducers, or as both sensors and transducers include one or more nanotubes or nanowires. In some embodiments, the devices may each include a plurality of sensor/transducer devices carried by a common substrate. The sensor/transducer devices may be individually operable, and may exhibit a plurality of resonant frequencies to enhance the operable frequency bandwidth of the devices. Sensor/transducer devices include one or more elements configured to alter a resonant frequency of a nanotube. Such elements may be selectively and individually actuable. Methods for sensing mechanical displacements and vibrations include monitoring an electrical characteristic of a nanotube. Methods for generating mechanical displacements and vibrations include using an electrical signal to induce mechanical displacements or vibrations in one or more nanotubes. Methods for adjusting...|
|Shifter lever knob adapter and kit including same|| 20080314186 || 20081225 |
| A multi-component adapter, available in a kit, which permits the use of “non-button” knobs on existing shifter levers which are originally intended to be operative only in combination with a button-containing knob. In one embodiment, the present multi-part adapter comprises a generally hollow cylindrical body member adapted to be mounted on the outboard distal end of an existing shifter lever without modification of the shifter lever, a hollow internally threaded cylindrical sleeve threadably mounted on the outboard distal end of the shifter lever and slidably received with a bore in a first end of the body member functioning to affix the body member to the outboard distal end of the shifter while providing for limited linear movement of the body member relative to the shifter lever,...|
|Universal light transmission|| 20080314196 || 20081225 |
| A light and small-sized gear type multi-stage automatic transmission capable of eliminating the power loss in comparison with a current automatic transmission and usable also for a large-sized vehicle by diversifying gears, wherein backward position, and a neutral position and several gear blocks for changing the shift between HIGH and LOW are combined to operate the transmission with the microcomputer operation. Since the gear for changing the shift between HIGH and LOW can provide the number of speed change by the number of grade of the number of the gears to be combined, the gear for changing the shift between HIGH and LOW can improve the fuel consumption and can cope with an engine brake by utilizing the combination of an electronic parking brake with the...|
|Screw tightening apparatus|| 20080314197 || 20081225 |
| A screw tightening apparatus includes a sleeve that surrounds a leading end of the bit; and a first adjustment member and a second adjustment member that adjust a position of a tip end of the sleeve with respect to the leading end of the bit in an axial direction of the sleeve and the bit. When the first and second adjustment members are operated by a same amount, an adjusted amount of the position of the tip end of the sleeve by the second adjustment member is smaller than an adjusted amount of the position of the tip end of the sleeve by the first adjustment member. The screw tightening apparatus is capable of easily and highly precisely adjusting (setting) a protruding amount of the leading...|
|Electronic proof system and musical instrument equipped with the same|| 20080314230 || 20081225 |
| An electronic proof system is provided in association with an automatic player piano; while a human player is practicing a music tune on the acoustic piano, the electronic proof system monitors the pedals of piano to see whether or not the player brings the pedals to target pedal positions; if the current pedal position is spaced from the target pedal position, the electronic proof system gives rise to fine vibrations of the pedal, and makes the player notice the pedal staying at incorrect pedal position through the tactile impression.
|Cap for hermetically sealing receiver driers|| 20080314252 || 20081225 |
| The present invention relates to a cap for hermetically sealing receiver driers, in which a cap body and a filter are separated and detachably engaged with each other and an O-ring is installed between the cap body and the filter, thereby facilitating the replacement of parts and the installation of the O-ring, favoring automatic assembly due to a tool insertion groove that can be formed long, achieving compactness of the cap due to the reduction of a total height of the cap when the cap body and the filter are engaged, improving a filtering effect by increasing the size of the filter with the cap being maintained in the same size, and facilitating engagement between the cap body and the filter and preventing the cap body...|
|Fixture for disposing of bodily waste having an anti-overflow feature and a method for making the same|| 20070294815 || 20071227 |
| The present invention provides for an improved bathroom fixture for flushing bodily waste materials. This fixture includes a secondary drain that communicates liquid that is backing up during a potential overflow situation into a conventional drainage sewer without any modification to that sewer.
|Washing machine with stillness mode and method of operating the same|| 20070294839 || 20071227 |
| Disclosed herein is a still operation of a washing machine, and more particularly, a washing machine which includes an operation condition of the washing machine in correspondence with each of a plurality of stillness modes and operates according to the operation condition corresponding to any one selected from the plurality of stillness modes. The washing machine includes a controller which, by the selection of any one of a plurality of stillness modes which are distinguished according to a stillness degree of an operation, controls the washing machine according to an operation condition corresponding to the selected stillness mode.
|Discharge print paste formulation for natural and synthetic fabric and method of using same|| 20070294840 || 20071227 |
| The discharge print paste formulation contains synthetic layered silicate as a carrier and thickening agent, one or more bleaching agents selected from sodium hypochlorite and hydrogen peroxide, water and optionally sodium hydroxide and discharges color when applied to washable color fast natural fabric (cotton, linen) or washable synthetic and permanent press fabric. The discharge print paste formulation is applied to the fabric. The treated fabric is dried at room temperature, washed and dried to get a pattern of discharged color where the discharge print paste formulation is applied.
|Mop bucket|| 20070294853 || 20071227 |
| It is characterized in that it incorporates a pair of wheels going in the same direction placed before a crossectional plane that contains the center of gravity. The bottom part contains an ample rear section (8) behind the pair of wheels (5) and a narrow frontal portion (7) that extends upwards and outwards and located before the wheels (5), configured in such a manner that when the bucket is in the at rest or stationary position it is only supported by that posterior portion (8), while during the rinsing of the mop, when we press down the frontal part of the bucket with said mop, the bucket will oscillate slightly and will be able to travel if it is set to rest on the wheels (5)...|
|Hinge assembly and foldable electronic device with same|| 20070294859 || 20071227 |
| An exemplary hinge assembly (100) includes a shaft (10), a follower (20), a cam (30), a sleeve, a first elastic element (60), and a second elastic element (65). The follower having a projection (23) is rotatable in unison with the shaft. The cam has a cam surface (31). The cam is located around the shaft, with the cam surface abutting against the projection. The sleeve is located around the shaft, and is non-rotatable relative to the cam. The first elastic element has a first arm (61) and an opposite second arm (63). The first elastic element is located around the shaft, with the first arm being fixed relative to the sleeve, and the second arm being fixed relative to the shaft. The second elastic element is...|
|Tool for servicing vehicle braking systems|| 20070294872 || 20071227 |
| A toot for servicing pneumatic brake systems and the like includes a primary structural member, and a pair of mounting members or plates. The tool can be readily secured in a vise or the like, and a pneumatic valve to be replaced can be secured to a first one of the mounting plates. A replacement pneumatic valve is secured to the other of the two mounting plates, preferably in the same orientation as the pneumatic valve being replaced. The air lines can be readily disconnected from the ports of the pneumatic valve being replaced, and reattached to the new pneumatic valve in a one-by-one manner. The tool rigidly secures the pneumatic valves to facilitate disconnection and attachments of the air lines by a technician using a...|
|Rotor for rotating electrical machine and method of manufacturing same|| 20070294878 || 20071227 |
| A method of manufacturing a rotor for a rotating electrical machine includes the steps of: preparing a first and a second pole core, a rotary shaft, and a field coil; press-fitting the rotary shaft into a through-hole of the first pole core so that the axes of the rotary shaft and the through-hole coincide with each other; mounting the field coil on one of the first and second pole cores; opposing the first and second pole cores to each other so that the axes of the through-holes thereof are in alignment with each other and contact surfaces thereof face each other with a maximum parallelism therebetween; press-fitting the second pole core onto the rotary shaft so that the contact surfaces of the first and second pole...|
|Temperature sensor and method of making the same|| 20070294881 || 20071227 |
| A method for manufacturing a planar sensor, comprises disposing a film of a material on a substrate, wherein the material is selected from the group consisting of platinum, rhodium, palladium and mixtures and alloys comprising at least one of the foregoing materials; annealing the material; measuring a resistance value of the material; laser trimming the annealed material; heat treating the laser trimmed material; and laser trimming the heat treated material to form the sensor.
|Ultrasonic end stops on zipper closure bags and methods for making same|| 20070294885 || 20071227 |
| Ultrasonic end stops and methods of making ultrasonic end stops are provided. The present invention relates to plastic reclosable fasteners with sliders for opening and closing the reclosable fasteners on plastic bags and the like and particularly to the use of protruding end stop structures on reclosable fasteners to prevent travel of sliders past the fastener ends. The end stop structures include at least one of high density polyethylene, lo medium density polyethylene, polypropylene, a cyclic olefin copolymer, a high density material, or a high modulus material and may optionally include low density polyethylene or linear low density polyethylene.
|Miniature circuitry and inductive components and methods for manufaturing same|| 20070294888 || 20071227 |
| Miniature circuitry and inductor components in which multiple levels of printed circuitry are formed on each side of a support panel, typically a printed circuit board or rigid flex. Electrical connection between the plural levels of circuitry and multiple windings around magnetic members are provided by plural plated through hole conductors. Small through hole openings accommodate a plurality of the plated through hole conductors since each is insulated from the others by a very thin layer of vacuum deposited organic layer such as parylene having a high dielectric strength. Adhesion of this plated copper to the organic layer is provided by first applying an adhesive promotor to the surface of the organic layer followed by the vacuum deposition of the organic layer.
|Carpenters bracket attachment pencil holder|| 20070294905 || 20071227 |
| The over all length of 4″ inches of the pencil holder attachment with two way tape (15) then taking off exposed side of tape (14) then mounting on tape measure then inserting pencil in (16) then turning thumb screw (11) then setting tape measure at desired mark looking at indicator (17) using both hands moving the tape extended either down or across wood boards, paneling, or drywall marking a straight line. My invention is a carpenter's pencil holding bracket that is attached to most recoil tape measures. The bracket which is 5 inches full length and 1⅜ inches wide is mounted a half inch from the bottom of the tape measure. The flat part of the pencil holder is attached with a two way cushion attachment...|
|Adjustable orthotic insole and a method of application the same|| 20070294922 || 20071227 |
| An adjustable orthotic insole and a unique method of implementation has a shell and a sole lifter that is to correct malalignment of lower extremities and other functions such as cushioning, massage, etc are not anticipated. The distribution of ground reaction force is changed due to the orthotic effect of the sole lifter. A user adjusts position and thickness of the sole lifter incessantly until malalignment of lower extremities is restored to optimal alignment symmetrically. The present invention employs a unique method that the sole lifter is always opposite to rear foot lifter. Once the malalignment of lower extremities is corrected by the orthotic insole, the user would be able to maintain good posture and ambulate in ideal gait. Therefore, symmetric and coordinated movements are harmonious...|
|Ramrod for wiping bore residue lubricating and loading muzzleloaders|| 20070294930 || 20071227 |
| This is a device for a bore wiping, self-lubricating ramrod used for muzzle loading gun barrels. The device consists of a bullet jag with two 0-rings, and a center hole to allow the lubricant to get into the bore. As the jag is passed down the bore a small amount of lubricant is released into the bore. The first 0-ring stops the lubricant from leaving the bore, and the second 0-ring wipes the bore clean when the ramrod is pulled out of the bore. The ramrod may be made in different diameters to accommodate different caliber muzzleloaders. The shooter uses the same ramrod for lubing and loading the weapon with the same pass down the barrel.
|Bladder-molded fishing rod and method of manufacturing same|| 20070294932 || 20071227 |
| A fishing rod including a tubular body where the tubular body is folded over into a contact relationship with itself to define a first hollow portion and a second hollow portion. An internal support is formed integral to the tubular body and the internal support separates the first hollow portion and the second hollow portion. The fishing rod being manufactured using bladder-molding processes.
|Method for producing polyolefinic amines and compositions containing same|| 20070294936 || 20071227 |
| Polyolefinic amines may be produced in a reaction comprising contacting an olefin or a polyolefin with an azo compound under free radical conditions to form a polyolefinic nitrile having an average molecular weight of at least 250, followed by reducing the polyolefinic nitrile to a corresponding polyolefinic amine. The polyolefinic amines produced by the reaction may be included as a detergent in compositions, such as fuel compositions, additive compositions, and/or carrier compositions.
|Hinged connection, moveable partitions using same and related methods|| 20070294945 || 20071227 |
| A movable partition having hinged connections and related methods are disclosed. The partition may include one or more movable structures wherein each movable structure has a plurality of panels and a plurality of hinged structures arranged in an alternating pattern. The panels may include pockets formed along the ends thereof and the hinge structures may include rods formed on the ends thereof. The rods are disposed within the pockets such that a hinged joint is formed. Retainers are removably disposed over a portion of the joint or coupling formed by the rod and associated pocket. The retainer may include a clip having a first member disposed adjacent the pocket, a second member disposed within an interior space of the rod, and a transition member coupling the...|
|Prefabricated bathroom assembly and methods of its manufacture and installation|| 20070294954 || 20071227 |
| A prefabricated bathroom assembly and methods for its manufacture and installation are disclosed. The prefabricated bathroom assembly preferably includes at least some of the same or similar building materials (e.g., stud construction, tile finishing, wallpaper, and floor-mounted toilets) traditionally used for on-site construction, in order to provide maximal aesthetic quality and comfort as well as the ability for a purchaser to customize the design. The bathroom assembly is preferably pre-fabricated substantially in its entirety off-site for delivery to the site in a single piece, and needing only fastening into place and connection to utilities at the site in order to complete the installation. In an embodiment, a prefabricated bathroom with a low-profile floor is provided that complies with applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act...|
|Honeycomb structure and method of manufacturing the same|| 20070294989 || 20071227 |
| There is provided a honeycomb structure having a consecutive cell structure and capable of reconciling reduction in pressure loss and improvement in purification ability and a method for manufacturing the honeycomb structure. The honeycomb structure 1 has a plurality of partition walls 2 partitioning a plurality of cells 3 extending in an axial direction. At least a part of continuous partition walls 2 has a curved shape protruding toward outside from the center 4 of a cross-section perpendicular to the axial direction or a curved shape protruding toward the center of the cross-section from outside.
|Water tank and refrigerator having the same|| 20070295023 || 20071227 |
| Disclosed are a water tank and a refrigerator having the same. The water tank includes a tank main body provided with a water storage space formed therein and a discharge hole; a tank cover connected to the tank main body for opening and closing the water storage space; a valve movably installed in the tank main body for opening and closing the discharge hole; and a valve driving unit moving the valve using magnetic force so as to cause the valve to open and close the discharge hole. The water tank is opened and closed by the magnetic force of magnets and the restoring force of elastic members, and thus it is possible to prevent water stored in the water tank from leaking out in a...|
|Jewelry design for locket and method for making same|| 20070295028 || 20071227 |
| A method for producing a pivotal frame assembly for a jewelry locket is provided. The method comprises the steps of stamping out a first frame element from a sheet of metal, including forming the first frame element with an extending lip, and then also stamping out a second frame element from a sheet of metal. Then, a pin is positioned along the lip, and the lip is wrapped about the pin in order to form a tubular element that is rotatable about the pin. Finally, the pin itself is attached to the second frame element, so that the first frame element is pivotally connected to the second frame element.
|Molded glass substrate for magnetic disk and method for manufacturing the same|| 20070295030 || 20071227 |
| A method for manufacturing a glass substrate for a magnetic disk involving press-molding a heated glass material in an inside space of a molding die comprising a pair of dies, each having a predetermined processing plane, and a barrel die for slidably guiding the dies while forming an outer circumference of the glass material joined to both principal surfaces corresponding to the dies as a molding-free face, cooling the press-molded glass substrate and forming a predetermined through-hole in a central portion of the glass substrate.
|Security system for sewage, aqueduct, telephony and energy caps|| 20070295041 || 20071227 |
| Security System for Sewer, Aqueduct, Telephone and Energy System Manhole Caps or Covers including an electromechanical cover (1), on the surface of which is placed an electromagnetic crane (2) that has a handle (3), and that has an emitting coil (4), a battery (5), an electronic card (6) and a control panel (7); inside a waterproof space at least partially enclosed by the electromechanical cover (1) are placed a receiving coil (8), electronic card (12) and two motors (9) that move a pin (10) that has bellows (11), and that are connected to an electronic card (12). The system operates by the emitting coil (4) transferring electromagnetic energy to the receiving coil (8), and at the same time sending an exclusive binary code. This produces the...|
|Alignment device and methods of using the same|| 20070295050 || 20071227 |
| An alignment device is located on a mandrel of an installation tool and is used to align a structural member in an opening of a workpiece while seating a radial flange of the structural member against a first surface of the workpiece. The alignment device comprises a disk-shaped device having an outer surface, an inner surface forming an opening through the alignment device, and where the opening is sized to be at least slightly smaller than a major diameter of an expansion portion of the mandrel. In one embodiment, the alignment is nylon to allow the inner surface of the alignment device to be repeatedly, radially expanded and yet the opening formed by the inner surface returns to its original size.
|Limiting current type oxygen sensor and method of sensing and measuring oxygen concentrations using the same|| 20070295058 || 20071227 |
| A limiting current type oxygen sensor comprises an ion conductor, a pair of electrodes, a gas diffusion mechanism for supplying a diffusion-rate-determined gas, and a heater for heating the ion conductor. The gas diffusion mechanism includes a gas diffusion bore and an internal space communicating with the gas diffusion bore. In a first embodiment, the gas diffusion mechanism is configured such that the thickness (lin) of the internal space is formed equal to or larger than the bore diameter (S1) of the gas diffusion bore. This makes it possible to dominate diffusion-rate-determinateness in the gas diffusion bore and minimize the influence of diffusion-rate-determinateness in the internal space, thereby sensing the limiting current value accurately. In a second embodiment, the gas diffusion mechanism is configured such that...|
|Multi-dimensional liquid chromatography separation system and method|| 20070295062 || 20071227 |
| A multi-dimensional separation system having parallel traps for effluent from prior separation dimension and parallel latter separation columns, the latter columns being coupled to the traps. At least one trap enriches components of effluent while at least one other trap is releasing trapped components to a detector, which may be a mass spectrometer. Internal standards may be provided, as in a release solvent, for the calibration of one of the chromatographic columns and the detection system. The system may comprise a multiple channel selector for multiple streams, wherein all of the streams flow at the same time.
|Tire parameter monitoring system with inductive power source|| 20070295070 || 20071227 |
| A battery-less tire parameter sensor system for monitoring a vehicle tire parameter such as pressure and temperature. A sensor assembly has a power system, a processor/transmitter, a sensor, and a power coil mounted on a substrate. This assembly is mounted on or in the side wall or tread wall of a tire. A magnet is mounted on the vehicle in proximity to the path of the power coil during tire rotation. The moving power coil passes through the magnetic field and generates operating voltage for the sensor assembly components. The power system includes a voltage multiplier, a voltage regulator, and a storage capacitor. Two or more sensor assemblies can be mounted on the same tire to monitor different parameters.
|Independent measurement of dual sided properties of sheet material|| 20070295077 || 20071227 |
| A dual sided sheet surface property sensor has the capability to simultaneously measure both sides of a moving sheet at the same location of the sheet on the top and bottom surfaces of the sheet. The energy directed to each side of the sheet may include UV, visible light, infrared, radio frequency, microwave, broadband, or X-ray. The sensor has a source and associated detector on each side of the moving sheet and each source provides energy at a different modulation frequency and the associated detector is responsive only to that frequency.
|Magnetostrictive torque sensor and electric power steering apparatus|| 20070295111 || 20071227 |
| A magnetostrictive torque sensor having a first magnetostrictive film and a second magnetostrictive film, which are both provided on a shaft and have different magnetic anisotropies. A first detection coil and a second detection coil are arranged to face the first magnetostrictive film, and a third detection coil and a fourth detection coil are arranged to face the second magnetostrictive film. The first and second detection coils are wound around the same coil bobbin, while the third and fourth detection coils are wound around another common coil bobbin.
|Worm and motor apparatus having the same|| 20070295135 || 20071227 |
| A pitch radius of a worm tooth decreases toward an axial center of a worm. A first side flank of the tooth is defined such that a normal line to the first side flank is angled relative to an axial line in a longitudinal cross section of the worm. The normal line is normal to the first side flank at a contact point between a pitch line of the worm tooth and the first side flank. The axial line is parallel to a central axis of the worm and extends through the contact point. An angle between the normal line and the axial line at the first side flank is generally constant throughout an entire axial extent of the worm.
|Parallel mechanism, calibration method for use in the same, and machine tool including the same|| 20070295139 || 20071227 |
| A parallel mechanism adapted to control at least one of pivotal movement and linear movement of a link head having three degrees of freedom. The parallel mechanism has four actuators for driving the link head, and link groups which have four links connected to the four actuators, respectively, and each of which is connected to the link head. A rotation joint interposed between each of the link groups and the link head is made a linear joint which is connected to the link head so as to be relatively movable in one axis direction with respect to the link head.
|Tile and liner bracket structure for swimming pools and swimming pools utilizing the same|| 20060288475 || 20061228 |
| A peripheral bracket member provided in conjunction with a liner-type pool, having a body whose outwardly facing surface directly substantially engages, and has a contour that substantially conforms to the contour of the inwardly facing surface of the pool wall and which is mounted on the pool wall to form a border adjacent to the top of the pool wall. A channel structure extends along a lower region of the inwardly facing surface of the bracket body at a level below the normal water line of the pool which receives and holds a bead provided at the liner edge. An elongate cap is affixed to the bead-receiving bracket structure. The tile and bracket structure also provides aesthetic junctions with and secure watertight seals at the skimmer...|
|Topper for power toothbrush and method for forming the same|| 20060288504 || 20061228 |
| A decorative piece in the form of a topper designed to seat at the base of the shaft and extending from the handle body of a powered toothbrush is provided. The topper is formed as a single molded piece on top of a base ring having a central hole that fits over the shaft and a lower skirt that mates with the handle. The base ring includes grooves or other indentations about the central hole that receive inflow from the topper when it is molded. According to one embodiment, to construct the topper, the base ring is held in place with respect to the topper mold and molten or otherwise-liquid plastic is injected into the mold so that it fills the mold cavity and thereby flows...|
|Handheld mechanical soft-surface remediation (ssr) device and method of using same|| 20060288516 || 20061228 |
| A handheld mechanical soft-surface remediation (SSR) device and method of dislodging, displacing, and disposing of particulates from surfaces and performing disinfection and/or freshening is disclosed. The device is preferably lightweight, easy-to-use and includes a fan assembly, filter assembly, flapper assembly, battery assembly, and chemical delivery system. Performing soft-surface remediation with the mechanical SSR device includes the steps of retrieving the device from storage, installing the consumables into the device, activating the device, performing the cleaning operation, deactivating the device, removing the consumables from device, preparing the device for the next use, storing the device and, optionally, recharging the batteries.
|Door hinge device and electronic appliances having the same|| 20060288532 || 20061228 |
| A door hinge device includes a hinge shaft fixed to a body of an appliance and having a damping protrusion on one side of an outer surface, and a coupling member having a shaft engaging hole coupled to an outer surface of the hinge shaft. The shaft engaging hole includes a holding portion having an inner diameter corresponding to an outer diameter of the hinge shaft and a damping portion having a larger inner diameter than the outer diameter of the hinge shaft and surrounding the damping protrusion. The damping portion includes a separation section separated from the damping protrusion when the door is closed, and a contact section contacting the damping protrusion when the door is opened. The door hinge device can prevent slamming or...|
|Removable hat accessory|| 20060288538 || 20061228 |
| An attaching device for removably attaching various types of display objects to a hat. The attaching device has a fastener for engaging with the display object and a spring member for retaining the fastener therein and attaching to a button of the hat. The fastener is in the form of a plastic ring with a plurality of tabs projecting from a bottom rim thereof. The spring member has an upper spring portion, a lower spring portion and a joint spring portion connecting the upper and lower spring portions. The upper spring portion has an inner perimeter substantially the same as the maximum radial extent of the tabs, such that the plastic ring can be inserted therein. A plurality of protrusions is formed to extend inwardly from...|
|"super-tie" - bread bag quick open/closure device|| 20060288540 || 20061228 |
| A device of integral construction having resilient elongated members and a curved hook handle for easy and simple operation. The bad closure device of the present invention comprises smooth surfaces to accept LDPE manufactured bread and other consumable container bags and a smooth curved member located at thumb level for easy and quick release of same. The gripping characteristics of the closure device is achieved by a flexible spring tab that applies constant tension to the bag-accepting area.
|Pseudo-cufflink accessory for garment|| 20060288541 || 20061228 |
| An accessory (11) for a blouse or shirt cuff which simulates a cufflink because it is held at the same height as the cuff. The decorative element (15) is joined to an attacher element (21) which passes through the buttonhole of the cuff and is anchored beneath the unbuttoned button (27).
|Method of processing a fleece in a pre-needling apparatus, and an installation implementing such a method|| 20060288548 || 20061228 |
| A needle loom (2) for the consolidation of a fleece is preceded in the same installation by a pre-needle loom (3) having an “elliptical” movement, i.e. the needles (47) of which have a component of movement in the direction (6) of the progression of the fleece of fibres when they are in penetration phase in the fleece. The component is used as an additional way of propulsion of the fleece into the entrance to the needle loom (2).
|Method and an installation for needling a fibre fleece using two needle bars|| 20060288549 || 20061228 |
| The installation includes two needling apparatuses (2, 3) which succeed each other on one side of the path (1) for the fleece to be needled. The needles (47) have an “elliptical” movement, i.e. their reciprocating movement of penetration is combined with a reciprocating movement parallel to the direction of progression. The two mechanisms are actuated at the same speed but with a phase shift of 180° between them. The installation is used for balancing horizontal vibrations.
|Transferring substrate, method for transferring substrate and method for fabricating flexible display using the same|| 20060288571 || 20061228 |
| A substrate transferring method and a method for fabricating a flexible display by using the same are disclosed. The method for transferring a substrate includes providing a glass substrate with a recess formed thereon, aligning a flexible substrate on the glass substrate, inserting the flexible substrate in the recess of the glass substrate, and transferring the flexible substrate-inserted glass substrate for a process. The flexible substrate is insertedly fixed in the recess of the glass substrate and transferred, or a process is performed thereon, so that the transfer method is simplified and the process stability can be obtained.
|Fluororesin thin film diaphragm pressure sensor and method of fabricating the same|| 20060288573 || 20061228 |
| A method of manufacturing a highly corrosion-resistant diaphragm pressure sensor capable of obviating the effects of temperature drift that arises when a pressure-travel coefficient changes with temperature of a fluid whose pressure is sensed. The diaphragm pressure sensor includes a pressure sensing element (10, 20) having a pressure receiving part with a deposition electrode formed on each of the opposing faces of sapphire or alumina ceramic diaphragms which are arranged in opposing relation, and a welding portion (10A, 20A) on a part of each of the surfaces of the diaphragms; and a fluororesin base (41, 61) for securing the pressure sensing element at the welding portion of the pressure sensing element. The pressure sensing element is coated with a fluororesin thin film having a cross-linked structure,...|
|Reciprocating tool|| 20060288592 || 20061228 |
| A reciprocating saw is provided which includes a drive shaft having a saw blade clamping means at an end thereof for securing a saw blade thereto in use, and drive means for driving reciprocation of the drive shaft and thus an attached saw blade relative to a body portion of the saw in use. The saw further includes saw blade support means for engaging a surface of the saw blade in use for supporting the same. The saw blade support means is pivotally mounted to a part of the body portion of the saw or to a substantially stationary bearing associated with the drive shaft to allow passive movement of the blade support means with the drive shaft and/or saw blade in use.
|Heat exchanger for dryer and condensing type dryer using the same|| 20060288602 || 20061228 |
| A heat exchanger for a dryer includes a plurality of tube units configured to conduct warm humid air and a plurality of fin units configured to conduct a flow of ambient air. The tube units and fin units are alternately stacked to form a core. The fin units includes a plurality of air channels formed by repeatedly bending a flat metal plate in a zigzag fashion and a plurality of fins formed on surfaces of the air channels. The tube units have a duct form with both ends opened. The tube units may be formed by extrusion. A plurality of channel walls can be formed inside the tube units. A plurality of grooves or fins can also be formed inside the tube units. A plurality of...|
|Suspended orthotic shoe and methods of making same|| 20060288611 || 20061228 |
| A shoe provides a suspended orthotic system that includes at least a contoured, three-dimensional chassis configured with a heel cup. The chassis provides the primary support and determines the shape and form of the shoe. The chassis receives a footbed, which includes a first material integrally formed with a second material, both materials operating to provide an orthotic benefit. A shoe sole includes a number of pods that are selectively arranged and coupled to the chassis to actively suspend the chassis and the footbed. The shoe can further include a dynamic arch support system that manually or automatically adjusts the arch region of the shoe. The shoe may be more comfortable, provide biomechanical advantages, be lighter, and be more stylish than traditional shoes.
|Reversibly disengaging slidable strike indicator, positioning system, and method of using same|| 20060288632 || 20061228 |
| Particular aspects provide novel strike indicators attachable to fishing lines, that are reversibly disengagable therefrom and thereafter slidably along the line. Particular embodiments comprise: a buoyant main body having an axial channel with corresponding end surface openings; an retention member seat (e.g., groove, ridge, etc.) running around the main body surface; and at least one line retention member receivable and retainable by the seat, and operative with the seat to retain a line passing therebetween at two points. The retention member is displaceable from the seat by sufficient line tension, thereby disengaging the slidable strike indicator. Particular embodiments comprise two strike indicator stop members attachable at user-selectable line positions, and operative to delimit a slidable range of a disengaged slidable strike indicator. Novel methods for fishing,...|
|Individualized seed hairs and products employing same|| 20060288639 || 20061228 |
| Individualized seed hairs, methods for individualizing seed hairs, chemical derivatives of individualized seed hairs, seed hair-containing soft fibrous structures, single- or multi-ply sanitary tissue products comprising such fibrous structures and methods for making such fibrous structures and sanitary tissue products are provided.
|Coated abrasive article, and method of making and using the same|| 20060288647 || 20061228 |
| A coated abrasive article has a backing treatment preparable by at least partially polymerizing an isotropic backing treatment precursor comprising polyepoxide, polyfunctional urethane (meth)acrylate, non-urethane polyfunctional (meth)acrylate, acidic free-radically polymerizable monomer, dicyandiamide, photoinitiator. Methods of making and using the same.
|Composition, treated backing, and abrasive articles containing the same|| 20060288648 || 20061228 |
| A curable composition comprises epoxy resin preparable by reaction of epichlorohydrin with at least one of bisphenol A or bisphenol F, polyfunctional urethane(meth)acrylate, dicyandiamide and photoinitiator. The curable composition is useful for preparing treated backings and coated abrasive articles.
|Coated abrasive products and processes for forming same|| 20060288649 || 20061228 |
| A coated abrasive product is disclosed, which includes a substrate and an abrasive layer overlying the substrate. The abrasive layer includes abrasive grains and a binder, the binder being formed from a binder formulation having first and second binder components mixed together uniformly with the abrasive grains, wherein the first binder component is radiation curable and the second binder component comprises a powder and is thermally curable.
|Exhaust gas purifying apparatus and method of regenerating the same|| 20060288678 || 20061228 |
| An exhaust gas purifying apparatus is provided which includes a honeycomb structure used as a filter to capture particulates in exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine such as diesel engine and as a carrier of a catalyst to convert the exhaust gas. The honeycomb structure is formed from a composite material comprising ceramic particles and crystalline silicon. The particulates captured by the honeycomb structure are removed by combustion at a temperature of approximately 250 to 800° C., thereby, even if a relatively low temperature is distributed or a heat cycle has been repeated from a long term, thermal stress is prevented from being stored, cracking is prevented and thermal shock resistance is thus improved.
|Watch chain|| 20060288685 || 20061228 |
| A watch chain is disclosed. The watch chain comprises a pin groove formed at a spaced inner surface with a certain depth; a plurality of outer connection pieces which have through holes passing through the inner side of the pin groove in the direction of the back surface; a plurality of central connection pieces which have pin holes at spaced portion with the left and right sides of the same being communicated; a connection pin which passes through the pin hole of the central connection piece and is engaged at the pin groove of the outer connection piece of which both ends are connected with both sides of the central connection piece and with a screw hole being formed at both sides of the connection pin;...|
|Modified fuel burning gas turbine and method of operating the same|| 20060288705 || 20061228 |
| A gas turbine which can be easily employed in an area where it is hard to obtain a sufficient amount of water, such as an isolated island. Heated and pressurized heavy oil and water in a supercritical state are mixed with each other in a modifying unit to produce fuel-purpose modified oil. The fuel-purpose modified oil is depressurized by a depressurizing valve. Due to a temperature fall caused by adiabatic expansion with the depressurization, the fuel-purpose modified oil is brought into a two-phase state where moisture is in a gas phase (steam) and modified oil is in a liquid phase. The fuel-purpose modified oil is separated into the steam and the modified oil by a gas-liquid separator. The separated steam is condensed to water in a...|
|Air conditioning system for vehicles|| 20060288721 || 20061228 |
| An air conditioning system for a vehicle includes an outdoor heat exchanger, an indoor heat exchanger, and an inside heat exchanger. The inside heat exchanger exchanges heat between a refrigerant at a high-pressure and a refrigerant at a low-pressure during a refrigeration cycle. Both the outdoor heat exchanger and the inside heat exchanger include a plurality of tubes, and each of the plurality of tubes has a plurality of holes formed therethrough, which extend parallel to each other in the tubes. A cross-sectional shape of the plurality of tubes in the inside heat exchanger is the same as a cross-sectional shape of the plurality of tubes in the outdoor heat exchanger.
|Ice making machine, evaporator assembly for an ice making machine, and method of manufacturing same|| 20060288725 || 20061228 |
| An ice-making machine having an ice-forming surface upon which ice is formed, a refrigeration system including a microchannel evaporator that cools the ice-forming surface, and a water-supply system. The microchannel evaporator includes a microchannel tube that facilitates a distributed cooling effect in a contact area between the microchannel tube and the ice-forming surface. In some embodiments, the microchannel tube includes a series of recessed portions that define insulated regions and divide the tube into non-insulated regions. The insulated and non-insulated regions can be dimensioned to form individual ice cubes on the ice-forming surface. In other embodiments, spaces between microchannel tubes and/or spaces between the ice-forming surface and microchannel tubes can form insulated regions at least partially defining the size and shape of ice produced by the...|
|Cold storage tank unit and refrigeration cycle apparatus using the same|| 20060288727 || 20061228 |
| A cold storage tank unit for a refrigeration cycle apparatus includes a cold storage heat exchanger having plural tubes and a pair of first and second tanks connected to longitudinal ends of the tubes, a cold storage material tank which accommodates at least the tubes of the cold storage heat exchanger, and a cold storage material filled in the cold storage material tank. The cold storage material is cold-stored by the refrigerant or is cold-released to cool gas refrigerant evaporated in the evaporator. Furthermore, the second tank has a lower end portion that is positioned lower than a lower end portion of the first tank, and the second tank has a tank capacity capable of storing a predetermined liquid refrigerant condensed by cold storage heat of...|
|Method and apparatus for bending and tempering glass panels|| 20060288737 || 20061228 |
| A method and apparatus for bending and tempering glass panels includes a glass panel being heated to a tempering temperature and passed from a furnace's conveyor into a bending and tempering section for an arched roller mould, the glass bending upon its arrival thereon. The bent glass is subjected to a tempering blast. The first roller mould and a tempered glass article thereon are shifted out of the bending and tempering section in a direction substantially matching its own axis of curvature or the direction of rollers. The second, vacant roller mould is shifted into the bending and tempering section for receiving the next glass article to be bent, the bending-tempering of which is performed at the same time as the bent and tempered glass article...|
|Heat-resistant optical fiber, a method of manufacturing the same, a method of fixing an optical fiber, and a heat-resistant optical fiber using a protective tube|| 20060288740 || 20061228 |
| To the outer peripheral surface of an optical fiber made of quartz or glass and having a core and a cladding is applied a microporous silica solution, which is synthesized from a mixture of silicon alcoxide, active alcohol for facilitating hydrolytic action, alcohol, and water, by means of the sol-gel process, followed by baking to form a thin film of microporous silica made chiefly of silicon. Microporous of the thin film of microporous silica have function of cushioning to cushion and restrain that micro cracks much existing in the cladding undergo growth when the optical fiber is bent so that the optical fiber is likely to be broken. And the thin film of microporous silica which made chiefly of silicon has high heat-resistant properties similarly to...|
|Steering column lock assembly and method of operating the same|| 20060288746 || 20061228 |
| A steering column lock assembly and a method of operating the same, the steering column lock assembly including a steering column having a gear portion and a rotatable shaft; an actuator operably attached to the steering column, the actuator being free to translate with respect to the steering column; and a lever arm operably attached to the steering column; wherein translation of the actuator engages the lever arm with the gear portion to lock the steering column.
|Cold rolling process for metal tubes|| 20060288751 || 20061228 |
| In the cold rolling process by pilger rolling that holds a mandrel between each of paired roll-dies, by optimizing the side relief rate SR and the mandrel factors like the taper θ1 in the primary deformation zone of the mandrel and the taper θ2 in the final size reduction zone thereof, and the feed rate F of the workpiece material, and at the same time by properly adjusting the relationship between the side relief rate SR and the feed rate F, the dimension-related shape characteristics (near-perfect round shape) of the tube inside surface after the final finishing rolling process by pilger rolling can be ascertained to thereby ensure excellent surface property without requiring a new apparatus, and further without causing the decrease of the product yield...|
|Cylinder head gasket and combustion state detector using the same|| 20060288765 || 20061228 |
| A cylinder head gasket, interposed between a cylinder head and a cylinder block in an engine, comprises a thin metal plate having a thickness between 0.1 and 2.0 mm, and elastic insulating sheets placed on both surfaces of the thin metal plate and each having a thickness between 0.01 and 0.5 mm, in which: created is a portion at which the thin metal plate is exposed at an inner edge side extending from an inner side of the cylinder block; and also created is an extension portion extending from the cylinder block at an outer edge side extending from an outer side of the cylinder block. Also created is a combustion state detector for detecting a combustion state of an engine, wherein the cylinder head gasket...|