| Patent Application Title
||Patent App Num.
| Novel stevia variety and method of producing sweetener|| 20110023192 || 20110127 |
| High-purity stevioside sweeteners are being provided. Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni varieties were identified using DNA analysis after cross and selective breeding were implemented. By crossing these varieties, a novel variety which enables continuous cultivation of the specific variety was developed (Deposition No. FERM BP-10870). Extracting the dried leaves of this variety assures consistent high-concentration of stevioside, which makes it possible to produce various favorable stevioside sweeteners.
| Putative cytokinin receptor and methods for use thereof|| 20110023187 || 20110127 |
| A method of modulating the expression of at least one trait in a plant, the method comprising the step of modulating the expression of at least one polypeptide by the plant, wherein the polypeptide is selected from the group consisting of: i) a polypeptide which comprises the amino acid sequence according to SEQ ID NO:1; ii) a polypeptide which comprises an amino acid sequence which is selected from the group consisting of any one or more of from amino acid 1 to amino acid 7, from amino acid 9 to amino acid 230, from amino acid 1 to amino acid 58, from amino acid 77 to amino acid 485, from amino acid 59 to amino acid 76, from amino acid 150 to amino acid 191, from...|
| Axmi-205 pesticidal gene and methods for its use|| 20110023184 || 20110127 |
| Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for pesticidal polypeptides are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants and bacteria. Compositions also comprise transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated pesticidal nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed. In particular, the present invention provides for nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:2, 3, or 4, the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, 9, 10, or 11, as well as variants and fragments thereof.
| Switchgrass promoter and uses thereof|| 20110023183 || 20110127 |
| The subject application provides polynucleotides, compositions thereof and methods for regulating gene expression in a plant. Polynucleotides disclosed herein comprise novel sequences for a promoter that initiates transcription of an operably linked nucleotide sequence. Thus, various embodiments of the invention comprise the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or 2 or fragments thereof that are capable of driving the expression of an operably linked nucleic acid sequence.
| 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.
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| Plastid transit peptides derived from lower photosynthetic eukaryotes and methods|| 20110023179 || 20110127 |
| Compositions and methods for targeting polypeptides to plastids are provided. Compositions comprise plastid transit peptides as well as nucleotide sequences encoding such transit peptides and variants thereof. Compositions further comprise DNA constructs comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding the plastid transit peptide operably linked to a nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide of interest. These DNA constructs find use in expression and targeting of the polypeptide of interest to a plastid. Compositions also comprise expression cassettes, vectors, transformed plants, transformed plant cells, and stably transformed plant seeds wherein a polypeptide of interest is targeted to a plastid by the plastid targeting peptide of the invention.
| Acetolactate synthase herbicide resistant sorghum|| 20110023161 || 20110127 |
| The present invention provides for compositions and methods for producing sorghum crop plants that are resistant to herbicides. In particular, the present invention provides for sorghum plants, plant tissues and plant seeds that contain altered acetolactate synthase (ALS) genes and proteins that are resistant to inhibition by herbicides that normally inhibit the activity of the ALS protein.
| Use of a new gene coding for a new member of the mcm2-8 family in pharmaceutical compositions|| 20110023135 || 20110127 |
| The use of the human or animal MCM9 gene, or parts of the gene, or transcripts thereof, or antisense nucleic acids able to hybridize with part of the gene or transcripts, or silencing RNA derived from parts of the transcripts and able to repress the MCM9 gene, or proteins or peptidic fragments translated from the transcripts, or antibodies directed against the proteins or peptidic fragments, for the preparation of a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of a human or animal pathology linked to a dysfunction of the expression of the MCM9 gene, or of human or animal cancers.
| Method and apparatus for checking aggregated web services|| 20110023131 || 20110127 |
| Method and apparatus for checking an aggregated web service requested by a terminal user (200). A web service authentication node (208) receives and stores a published description of the aggregated web service, as offered from a primary web service provider (204) and involving one or more sub-services offered from one or more secondary web service providers (206a,b). When the authentication node (208) receives a request made by the user for the aggregated web service, it is checked whether the sub-services and secondary service providers of the aggregated web service are acceptable for the user according to a policy of the user. If all sub-services and secondary service providers are deemed acceptable or safe, the aggregated web service can be authenticated. Otherwise, the request is rejected or...|
| Dynamic enforcement of privacy settings by a social networking system on information shared with an external system|| 20110023129 || 20110127 |
| An external system (such as a website) that interacts with users communicates with a social networking system to access information about the users, who may also be users of the social networking system. If a privacy setting is changed in the social networking system, and the change applies to information that has been shared with an external system, the change is enforced at the external system. For example, the external system may be notified that the information is invalid and must be deleted, or the external system may periodically request the information so that changes to the privacy settings are eventually experienced at the external systems. When an external system again needs the information, whether expired naturally or actively invalidated by the social network, the external...|
| Method and system for restricting access to user resources|| 20110023117 || 20110127 |
| A user's set top box (STB), or other client, executes a shell and has an application program interface (API) by which certain features of the client can be controlled. The client is in communication with a walled garden proxy server (WGPS), which controls access to a walled garden. The walled garden contains links to one or more servers providing network-based services. The client sends a request to the WGPS to access a service provided by a site in the garden. To provide the service, the site sends the client a message containing code calling a function in the API. The WGPS traps the message from the site and looks up the site in a table to determine the access control list (ACL) for the site. The...|
| System and method for inhibiting access to a computer|| 20110023113 || 20110127 |
| A computer security system which prevents an unauthorized user from accessing the computer system when an authorized user has already logged onto the computer system and has temporarily left the workstation. The computer security system generally includes a sensor which is configured to detect the presence of a person in the region around a workstation and a processing unit which logs out of the computer when a person is no longer present in the region. An optional calibration tool may be provided to set the sensitivity of the sensor and prevent accidental logging out when the authorized user is still present in the region around the workstation.
| 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...|
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| Remote roaming controlling system, visitor based network server, and method of controlling remote roaming of user devices|| 20110023093 || 20110127 |
| An authorization assisting device sends to the VBN server an authorization request for access to the WAN by a requesting user device. A registration driver has a set of assignable IP address ranges for multiple routing realms, and assigns an IP address to a user device from a relevant IP address range depending on a routing realm from which communication from the user device is received. The assignable IP address ranges include one or more authorization address ranges from which the registration driver assigns an IP address to a user device whose authorization request is received from the authorization assisting device. An authorization module processes the authorization request to generate an authorization response granting or denying access to the WAN by the requesting user device based...|
| Systems and methods for facilitating antenna configuration|| 20110023074 || 20110127 |
| Various embodiments facilitate antenna peaking, such as by assisting a user in configuring the position and/or orientation of an antenna to improve the quality of a received signal. In one embodiment, an antenna peaking system (“APS”) is provided. The APS includes a receiving device, such as a set-top box, and an antenna peaking assistant. The receiving device determines strength of a signal received by an antenna, and transmits information about the determined signal strength to the antenna peaking assistant. The antenna peaking assistant wirelessly receives the transmitted information, and presents an indication of the signal strength. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope...|
| Intelligent data placement and management in virtual computing environments|| 20110023048 || 20110127 |
| Methods and apparatus involve intelligently pre-placing data for local consumption by workloads in a virtual computing environment. Access patterns of the data by the workload are first identified. Based thereon, select data portions are migrated from a first storage location farther away the workload to a second storage location closer the workload. Migration also occurs at a time when needed by the workload during use. In this manner, bandwidth for data transmission is minimized. Latency effects created by consumption of remotely stored data is overcome as well. In various embodiments, a data vending service and proxy are situated between a home repository of the data and the workload. Together they serve to manage and migrate the data as needed. Data recognition patterns are disclosed as is...|
| Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content|| 20110023017 || 20110127 |
| The invention teaches a method for creating and managing a website as an object oriented system, comprising: providing on a system server a plurality of hierarchical classes of objects, each of the classes representing one aspect of the storage, presentation and logic of a website; providing on a web server an interface operable to present representations of objects instantiating the plurality of hierarchical classes and receive commands meant to one of: instantiate a new object, destroy a presented object, and change a property of a presented object; and storing on a database server objects as a traversable tree in accordance with the plurality of hierarchical classes.
| Reserved component container-based software development method and apparatus|| 20110023010 || 20110127 |
| The invention relates to a software development method and apparatus using Reserved Component Container (hereinafter referred to as “RCC”). An RCC-based software development method comprises designing, data storing (repository), information extraction from the repository, program creation, and testing. An RCC-based software development apparatus comprises: an RCC warehouse (201) where an RCC for use in an RCC modeler is stored; an RCC modeler (202), through which a developer makes design information; an RCC program creator (203) which automatically creates, based on the design information made by the developer, a program that can be executed with a program source with reference to a language dictionary; an RCC modeler tester (204) which runs executable programs to check whether the requirements of the developer are properly reflected (e.g., application of...|
| Method for optimizing an architectural model of a microprocessor|| 20110023008 || 20110127 |
| A method for optimizing an architectural model of a microprocessor includes representing an instruction set of the microprocessor as a graph by configuring the elements of the instruction set as nodes of the graph. Determination is made whether the nodes with identical bit position and value encoding is present in the graph. If the nodes with the identical bit position and value encoding are present, a path from a source node to a target node is separated into a common node for each node in the graph. The common node is reused to optimize common paths out of the graph and the source node is directly connected to the common node in the graph using a forward edge. A back-edge is added from the common node...|
| Wiring design assisting apparatus, wiring design assisting method, and computer-readable information recording medium|| 20110023005 || 20110127 |
| A wiring design assisting apparatus includes an input part that has attribute information of a wiring pattern input thereto; a degradation degree process part that obtains a degradation degree in signal characteristics of a wiring pattern corresponding to attribute information that is input to the input part, based on position information of the wiring pattern corresponding to the attribute information input to the input part, position information and size information of a pattern removed area, and the degradation degree information; and an extracting process part that extracts, for re-wiring, wiring patterns that have degradation degrees equal to or more than a predetermined degree, from wiring patterns for which degradation degrees have been obtained by the degradation degree process part.
| Accurate parasitic capacitance extraction for ultra large scale integrated circuits|| 20110023003 || 20110127 |
| A system and method for extracting the parasitic contact/via capacitance in an integrated circuit are provided. Parasitic extraction using this system can lead to an improved accuracy on contact/via parasitic capacitance extraction by taking into account of the actual contact/via shape and size variation. The common feature of the various embodiments includes the step of generating a technology file, in which the contact/via capacitance in the capacitance table is derived from an effective contact/via width table. Each element of the effective contact/via width table is calibrated to have a parasitic capacitance matching to that of an actual contact/via configuration occurring in an IC.
| Methods for designing integrated circuits employing context-sensitive and progressive rules and an apparatus employing one of the methods|| 20110022996 || 20110127 |
| Methods of designing an IC and an apparatus are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes: (1) creating a functional circuit for a functional block of an IC design, (2) verifying said functional circuit satisfies a rule-set for said IC design, wherein said rule-set is context-based with respect to said design flow, (3) synthesizing a logical circuit based on the functional circuit; (4) verifying the logical circuit satisfies the rule set; (5) implementing a physical layout of the logical circuit; and (6) verifying the physical layout satisfies the rule set, wherein each step of the method is carried out by at least one EDA tool.
| Touch detecting interactive display background|| 20110022991 || 20110127 |
| The invention provides an interactive display that is controlled by user gestures identified on a touch detecting display surface. In the preferred embodiment of the invention, imagery is projected onto a horizontal projection surface from a projector located above the projection surface. The locations where a user contacts the projection surface are detected using a set of infrared emitters and receivers arrayed around the perimeter of the projection surface. For each contact location, a computer software application stores a history of contact position information and, from the position history, determines a velocity for each contact location. Based upon the position history and the velocity information, gestures are identified. The identified gestures are associated with display commands that are executed to update the displayed imagery accordingly. Thus,...|
| Scrolling list with floating adjacent index symbols|| 20110022985 || 20110127 |
| Movement of a user's point of contact with a touch-sensitive display is determined. In response to the movement, a list of information items on the touch-sensitive display is scrolled. The list of information items may include a sequence of information item subsets corresponding to a sequence of index items. While scrolling through respective information subsets, an index symbol is displayed in conjunction with each respective information item subset.
| Field device configuration system|| 20110022979 || 20110127 |
| A system to configure a field device of the type used to calculate a flow of a process fluid. The system includes a flow repository comprising a list of process fluids with which the field device can be used, fluid equation data which provides information related to fluid equations for calculating fluid parameters of the process fluid, a list of primary elements, and primary element equation data which provides information related to primary element equations and fluid equations for calculating flow of the process fluid. The flow application is adapted to retrieve data from the flow repository and to generate information which is used by field device to calculate the flow of the process fluid.
| Automatically arranging objects in a selected portion of a graphical program block diagram|| 20110022975 || 20110127 |
| Various embodiments of a system and method for automatically arranging or positioning objects included in a selected portion of a graphical program are described. A user may select a first portion of the graphical program. The graphical programming development environment may automatically re-arrange the selected first portion of the graphical program without re-arranging the rest of the graphical program. For example, nodes in the first portion of the graphical program may be automatically re-positioned so as to better organize the first portion of the graphical program.
| System and method for transitioning communications in a conferencing environment|| 20110022968 || 20110127 |
| A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes evaluating calendar information in order to identify a first meeting involving an end user and a second meeting involving the end user. The meetings are configured to be provided consecutively in relation to each other and during a designated time period in which both meetings begin. The credential information can be used to enable participation in the first meeting by the end user. The method also includes transitioning the end user from the first meeting to the second meeting without requiring additional credential information to enable participation in the second meeting. In other embodiments, the method includes prompting the end user with information about the second meeting before transitioning the end user from the first meeting...|
| Method and system utilizing user-state-monitoring objects and relevant data to monitor and provide customer service online|| 20110022962 || 20110127 |
| A system and method for providing customer service to a website user online, includes downloading a user-state-monitoring object and a user profile from a website to a client site when a website user loads up any web page through the website, wherein the user-state-monitoring object is configured to monitor and analyze the website user's behavioral patterns in real time by comparing the user's actions to a set of pre-defined business rules, and utilizing the user-state-monitoring object to notify an available customer service representative and enable communication between the customer service representative and the website user.
| Mobile terminal and method for controlling thereof|| 20110022958 || 20110127 |
| The present invention relates to a mobile terminal, which displays at least one graphic user interface (hereinafter abbreviated GUI) on a standby picture. The present invention includes a display unit configured to display a plurality of graphic user interfaces and a controller, when a state of a specific one of a plurality of the graphic user interfaces is changed, the controller controlling at least one of a display type, a applied visual effect, a play content and an arranged position of at least one of the rest of the graphic user interfaces except the specific graphic user interface to be changed to correspond to the changed state, wherein the arranged position indicates a position of the corresponding graphic user interface displayed on the display unit.
| Apparatus to create, save and format text documents using gaze control and method associated based on the optimized positioning of cursor|| 20110022950 || 20110127 |
| The method and the apparatus object of present invention refers to a system and A method that create, save and format text documents using a device with gaze control and a system of quick positioning of the cursor. The present invention provides a faster interaction and requires a minimum effort with respect to the state of the art interfaces.
| Resistance to auxinic herbicides|| 20110016591 || 20110120 |
| The invention provides methods of identifying herbicidal auxins. The invention further provides auxin-herbicide-resistant plants and genes conferring auxin-herbicide resistance. This invention also provides a method of identifying other proteins that bind picolinate auxins from additional plant species. The invention further provides a method to identify the molecular binding site for picolinate auxins. The invention also includes the use of the picolinate herbicidal auxin target site proteins, and methods of discovering new compounds with herbicidal or plant growth regulatory activity. The invention also includes methods for producing plants that are resistant to picolinate herbicidal auxins. Specific examples of novel proteins associated with herbicide binding include AFB5, AFB4, and SGT1b.
| Resistance to auxinic herbicides|| 20110016590 || 20110120 |
| The invention provides methods of identifying herbicidal auxins. The invention further provides auxin-herbicide-resistant plants and genes conferring auxin-herbicide resistance. This invention also provides a method of identifying other proteins that bind picolinate auxins from additional plant species. The invention further provides a method to identify the molecular binding site for picolinate auxins. The invention also includes the use of the picolinate herbicidal auxin target site proteins, and methods of discovering new compounds with herbicidal or plant growth regulatory activity. The invention also includes methods for producing plants that are resistant to picolinate herbicidal auxins. Specific examples of novel proteins associated with herbicide binding include AFB5, AFB4, and SGT1b.
| Methods and compositions for increasing plant transformation efficiency|| 20110016589 || 20110120 |
| The invention provides methods and compositions for increasing the efficiency of genetic transformation of host cells, including plant cells, and other eukaryotic cells, by reducing the expression of a polypeptide active in a pathway, such as the NHEJ pathway, for repairing damage to the cellular genome. In certain embodiments, the polypeptide is active in repairing double strand breaks (DSB's) of a cellular genome, and may include XRCC4, KU70, KU80, the DNA-activated Protein Kinase (DNA-Pkcs), and ATM. Methods for enhancing the resistance of plant cells to Crown Gall disease are also provided. In another aspect, genetic regulatory elements are provided, including an XRCC4 promoter.
| Drought tolerant plants and related constructs and methods involving genes encoding protein tyrosine phosphatases|| 20110016583 || 20110120 |
| Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring drought tolerance, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a protein tyrosine phosphatase.
| Cell division and proliferation preferred regulatory elements and uses thereof|| 20110016580 || 20110120 |
| The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. The compositions are novel nucleic acid sequences which confer cellular division and/or proliferation-preferred regulation of operably attached nucleotide sequences. Methods for expressing an isolated nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences, expression cassettes, vectors and resultant plants are also provided.
| Use of regulatory sequences for specific, transient expression in neuronal determined cells|| 20110016547 || 20110120 |
| The present invention relates to the use of regulatory sequences for mediating specific, early transient expression in proliverative neuronal determined cells. Furthermore, the uses of recombinant nucleic acid molecules comprising said defined regulatory sequences for mediating specific, early transient expression in proliverative neuronal determined cells as well as for the generation of non-human transgenic organisms and/or host cells are disclosed. In addition, the invention provides for transgenic non-human animals and/or host cells comprising said regulatory sequences and/or recombinant nucleic acid molecules. The invention also describes methods for the preparation of such vectors, host cells and transgenic non-human animals as well as methods for the detection and/or isolation of neuronal determined cells. Additionally, methods for screening of compounds capable of regulating neuronal determined cell activity, neurogenesis, stimulating...|
| Methods and compositions for detecting and treating retinal diseases based on metargidin (adam-15)|| 20110016544 || 20110120 |
| The invention discloses multiple genes related to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and/or phagocytosis by RPE cells of the eye, and methods and compositions for detecting and treating AMD and other retinal degenerative conditions based on these phagocytosis-related and/or AMD-related genes. Also provided are animal models useful for testing therapeutic compounds and treatment protocols for AMD, and gene arrays including polymorphic variants of phagocytosis-related and/or AMD-related genes, useful for genetic screening of nucleic acid samples from subjects to obtain profiles of polymorphic variant sequences in a plurality of genes associated with AMD.
| Systems and methods for managing permissions for information ownership in the cloud|| 20110016536 || 20110120 |
| The present invention relates to a central (root) directory and the synchronization of unique identifiers associated with a payment addresses and permission preferences at different institutions. In a preferred embodiment, each unique identifier associates an account owner's permissions preference for the release of personal identifying information without the need for transaction-by-transaction explicit permissions or blanket implicit permissions. An asset transfer deposit account (for information and/or monetary assets) may be set up as a deposit only account. In this way, the present invention can be effective in eliminating many privacy concerns of account owners and security requirements of an information asset repository.
| Web page privacy risk detection|| 20110016533 || 20110120 |
| Various embodiments enable detection of third party content sources that may pose a privacy risk to a user. In at least some embodiments, webpages navigated to via a browser can be processed to identify third party content sources that provide content for the webpages. Data may be stored to relate the third party content sources to webpages in which the third party content is encountered. The data may then be analyzed to determine when a particular third party is in a position to observe browsing habits of a user. Responsive to determining a privacy risk, notification may be output in a variety of ways to inform a user of potentially risky content. In at least some other embodiments, notification can be made by way of a...|
| Detection of undesired computer files in archives|| 20110016530 || 20110120 |
| Systems and methods that can detect known undesired computer files in protected archives are provided. According to one embodiment, an archive file in transit across a network as an attachment to an email message destined for a client workstation is scanned, without decrypting or decompressing contents of the archive, by an anti-virus detection module running on a network gateway. A type and associated structure of the archive are identified by examining primary or secondary identification bytes of the archive. Based on the type and structure, descriptive information regarding a contained file is obtained. The descriptive information includes a hash value of the contained file in uncompressed format. If the descriptive information matches a signature of a known undesired computer file, then a clean version of the...|
| Authentication system and methods|| 20110016520 || 20110120 |
| A system and methods authenticate sensitive information such as passwords. Password characters are transformed into distorted characters and distorted character groups are generated such that each distorted password character is part of a group. An image is created containing the groups and the password or other sensitive information is authenticated when groups are identified within the image that contain the password characters in an expected sequence.
| Information processing method and information processing system|| 20110016517 || 20110120 |
| A first server in a system includes confirmation requesting unit 110 that receives an authentication request from a predetermined apparatus 400 coupled through a public line and that sends a user confirmation request to a second server in the case where user authentication is successful. A second server includes a user facility identifying unit 210 that receives the user confirmation request from the first server and identifies location information of the user facility of the user and a confirmation result notifying unit 211 that receives a utilization request from a measuring apparatus linked through a dedicated line and identifies disposition location information of the measuring apparatus and that sends a notification of success of user confirmation including the identification information of the user to the first...|
| Space-shifting ip streaming system achieved through a video playback method based on a rich internet application (ria)|| 20110016484 || 20110120 |
| The present invention relates to a place-shifting IP streaming system using an RIA-based moving image playback method which increases users' accessibility by removing the difficulties of performing download and setting players for respective client PCs having various environment and enables various types of multimedia to be implemented by facilitating porting to HTML-based websites, and, more particularly, to a place-shifting IP streaming system using an RIA-based moving image playback method which adjusts signals to a moving image (H.264 and WMV) and sound (AAC) codec required by Flash or Silverlight, packages them in MPEG 4 format and sends them in a streaming manner using the moving image encoder of a streaming module so that an Active-X type dedicated moving image player can be implemented using Flash or Silverlight,...|
| Axial force spindle clamp|| 20110016478 || 20110120 |
| A spindle clamp for supporting a disk includes a radial control member that is in contact with an opening through a jaw and that has a contour such that radial expansion of the jaw is induced during initial movement of the jaw toward a registration surface for seating the disk. However, the contour is such that further movement of the jaw toward the registration surface is an axial motion, rather than a combination of axial and radial motion. In one preferred embodiment, the jaw is unitary, but is configured to enable the radial expansion while having sufficient rigidity to reliably clamp a data disk seating on the registration surface. The jaw may include a lip which is configured to contact the major surface of the disk...|
| Balancing resource allocations based on priority|| 20110016471 || 20110120 |
| Balancing resource allocations based on priority may be provided. First, a plurality of repositories may be divided into at least two categories. Next, a first portion of computing resources may be dedicated to a first one of the at least two categories. Then a second portion of the computing resources may be dedicated to a second one of the at least two categories. A crawl may then be performed on the plurality of repositories with the computing resources.
| Transactional conflict resolution based on locality|| 20110016470 || 20110120 |
| Mechanisms are provided for handling conflicts in a transactional memory system. The mechanisms execute threads in a data processing system in a first conflict resolution mode of operation in which threads execute conflicting transactional blocks speculatively. The mechanisms determine, for a transactional block, if the first conflict resolution mode of operation is to be transitioned to a second conflict resolution mode of operation in which threads accessing conflicting transactional blocks are executed serially and non-speculatively. Moreover, the mechanisms execute a thread that accesses the transactional block using the second conflict resolution mode of operation in response to the determination indicating that the first conflict resolution mode of operation is to be transitioned to the second conflict resolution mode of operation.
| 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...|
| System and method for rapid development of software applications|| 20110016448 || 20110120 |
| The present invention is a system and method for rapid development of software applications comprising: a field composer; a design composer; and a design repository; wherein the field composer is used to create field trees; wherein the design composer is used to create designs; wherein a design is a partial or complete configuration of a software application; wherein one or more data models is/are derived from one or more existing databases; and wherein the design repository stores designs, field trees, and data models.
| Dummy pattern performance aware analysis and implementation|| 20110016443 || 20110120 |
| Embodiments of the present invention are a system, a computer program product, and a method for implementing an integrated circuit design. An embodiment is a method for implementing an integrated circuit design. The method comprises accessing an original electronic representation of an integrated circuit layout from a first user file, accessing a defined sensitivity index that characterizes an impact of the dummy pattern on the functional component, analyzing the impact of the dummy pattern on the functional component, determining whether the impact is within a limit of the sensitivity index, adjusting one of a plurality of features of the dummy pattern if the impact is not within the limit to form a generated electronic representation of a modified integrated circuit layout, and outputting the generated electronic...|
| Method of performing static timing analysis considering abstracted cell's interconnect parasitics|| 20110016442 || 20110120 |
| An abstraction model supporting multiple hierarchical levels is inputted into a generalized static timing analysis of a hierarchical IC chip design to analyze and optimize the design of circuits integral to the chip containing a plurality of macro abstracts. An electrical network, synthesized for an internal abstract interconnect segment, is performed only once per macro and is applied to multiple instances of the macro abstract model in the IC chip design. The synthesized electrical network is a resistive capacitive or a resistive inductive capacitive network or a combination thereof. The synthesized electrical network is then used to match impulse response transfer functions of the network and the abstract interconnect segment's timing model. This network is stitched with the electrical parasitics of external interconnect segments connected to...|
| Method and apparatus for measuring of masks for the photo-lithography|| 20110016437 || 20110120 |
| The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for measuring masks for photolithography. In this case, structures to be measured on the mask on a movable mask carrier are illuminated and imaged as an aerial image onto a detector, the illumination being set in a manner corresponding to the illumination in a photolithography scanner during a wafer exposure. A selection of positions at which the structures to be measured are situated on the mask is predetermined, and the positions on the mask in the selection are successively brought to the focus of an imaging optical system, where they are illuminated and in each case imaged as a magnified aerial image onto a detector, and the aerial images are subsequently stored. The structure properties of the...|
| 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...|
| Information processing apparatus, information processing method and computer readable medium|| 20110016429 || 20110120 |
| According to an aspect of the invention, an information processing apparatus includes an operation acquisition module, a thumbnail image creating module, and a thumbnail image storing control module. The operation acquisition module acquires an operation to an electronic file displayed on a display device, the operation to be acquired by the operation acquisition module being set previously. The thumbnail image creating module creates a thumbnail image corresponding to the acquired operation. The thumbnail image storing control module controls the thumbnail image so as to store the thumbnail image associated with specifying information by which the electronic file is specified.
| Systems, methods and articles for managing presentation of information|| 20110016427 || 20110120 |
| Disclosed are methods, systems and articles, including a method, performed by execution of computer readable program code by a processor of a computer system, for managing presentation of information. The method includes retrieving information relating to one or more subject matters from one or more data repositories, the one or more subject matters including general non-personal information on medical conditions and treatments therefor, presenting one or more sets of data from the retrieved information specific to a user type selected by a user from a plurality of user types, and presenting another one or more sets of data from the retrieved information common to two or more user types selected from the plurality of user types.
| Displaying recently used functions in context sensitive menu|| 20110016425 || 20110120 |
| A computer implemented method displays an object. The method includes causing the display of a context specific shortcut menu in response to a user command. The menu can include a set of functions relating to the context of the displayed object and a set of a predetermined number of the most recently used functions relating to the context of the displayed object. The most recently used functions can be displayed above the other functions.
| Method and apparatus for sharing calendar databases|| 20110016413 || 20110120 |
| A method and mobile computing device for sharing a calendar database stored at a second computing device, are provided. The mobile computing device comprises a processer and, interconnected thereto, a memory and a photo acquisition module. An image of a graphical indicator of the calendar database is acquired at the mobile computing device. The image of the graphical indicator is processed, at the processor, to extract an identifier of the calendar database to access the calendar database and store at least a portion of the calendar database in the memory.
| System for establishing online collaborators for collaborating on a network-hosted project|| 20110016409 || 20110120 |
| A system for hosting multiple collaborators in real time, the collaborators contributing content and or edits to content in an image and or text-based project hosted on a data network through a Website accessible to the collaborators by computer browser includes a server connected to the data network, the server having access to a digital medium containing an executable graphics user interface (GUI) for contributing content and for editing content, and a collaborator configuration interface available through the Website enabling a user to designate one or more other users as approved for collaboration on a given project. Users who are approved to collaborate have real time access to the image and or text-based project through their own versions of the network-based GUI.
| Method for ranking creative assets and serving those ranked assets into an online image and or text-based-editor|| 20110016408 || 20110120 |
| In a networked system for creating and editing image and or text-based-based projects, the system including a graphics user interface (GUI) residing on and executable from a digital medium, the GUI hosted by a Web site accessible by computer browser and a network-connected data repository containing creative assets not limited to stickers, shapes, backgrounds, layouts, and frames, an asset recommendation system implemented in software integrated with the GUI for presenting certain assets to users operating the GUI by hierarchical order of importance and/or by relativity to current assets being used. The system has a receiving function for receiving server calls relative to user GUI activity, a weighting function for ranking creative assets based on input against one or more rules for ranking asset appeal, and a...|
| System and method for providing intelligence centers|| 20110016407 || 20110120 |
| Disclosed herein, among other things, is a system comprising a content repository, a communication portal developer, a content manager, and an analytic engine. The content repository is adapted to store electronic content in a computer-readable storage medium. The communication portal developer includes at least one wizard to create a plurality of customizable portals without coding software. Each customizable portal is accessible to one or more selected visitors through a web browser. The content manager is adapted to publish selectable electronic content to selectable portals. The content manager includes at least one wizard to populate and manage the electronic content within the content repository. The analytic engine analyzes electronic content use and visitor behavior while logged into their customizable portal. In various embodiments, the analytics are provided...|
| Data processing apparatus, data processing method of data processing apparatus, and computer-readable memory medium storing program therein|| 20110016404 || 20110120 |
| To freely establish a peripheral equipment selection operating environment of excellent operability which can remarkably reduce an operation burden which is applied until construction information of selectable peripheral equipment can be confirmed and can easily confirm the construction information of the selectable peripheral equipment by everyone by a simple operating instruction, a CPU obtains construction information of a printer that is being selected and default setting on the basis of a selection instructing state relative to a selectable printer candidate on a network and allows them to be caption-displayed at a position near the position indicated by a cursor on a printer selection picture plane displayed on a CRT.
| Ap2 domain transcription factor odp2 (ovule development protein 2) and methods of use|| 20090328252 || 20091231 |
| Methods and compositions for modulating plant development are provided. Nucleotide sequences and amino acid sequences encoding Ovule Development Protein 2 (ODP2) proteins are provided. The sequences can be used in a variety of methods including modulating development, developmental pathways, altering oil content in a plant, increasing transformation efficiencies, modulating stress tolerance, and modulating the regenerative capacity of a plant. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.
| 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...|
| Matching of unknown video content to protected video content|| 20090328237 || 20091231 |
| A system that stores plural reference measures, each reference measure corresponding to measured transitions of one or more video objects of plural successive pictures corresponding to a video scene, receives first and second measures of plural successive pictures corresponding to a first video scene received from a remote device, the first and second measures corresponding to measured transitions of a video object of the first video scene, compares the first and second measures with the stored plural reference measures, and indicates to the remote device whether a threshold percentage match exists between the first and second measures and one of the stored plural reference pictures.
| Systems, methods, and program products for secure code execution|| 20090328232 || 20091231 |
| Methods, program product, and systems for providing tamper-resistant executable software code are provided to enable software code transport, storage, and execution security by formatting all instructions to use operand indirect addressing, resulting in an indirect table for each operand position, or field, in the instruction set. That is, rather than each instruction including an operand, each instruction includes an index to the location of the value of the operand in an indirect table. The methods, program product, and systems can also implement a non-typical instruction fetch associated with a program counter and a sequentially stored vector table, or jump table, to retrieve the next sequential instruction (“NSI”). Following rearranging or scrambling or encoding of the executable code, the code can be loaded and executed directly in...|
| Data processing system, data processing method, and program|| 20090328218 || 20091231 |
| A log output device and a program are provided, which append a signature to a log, prevent an undetectable tampering (alteration, insertion, deletion, etc.), and are able to narrow tampered position if tampered. The log output device forms a log record including a data part and a hash part, and outputs to a disk; the hash part is formed by combining a hash of the data part (data hash) and a hash of the hash part of the previous record (link hash); a signature is appended to only a part of records of a hash chain; when outputting the record to the disk, a copy of the hash part of the record is maintained on a process memory; when outputting next record, the hash part of...|
| Chain of events tracking with data tainting for automated security feedback|| 20090328210 || 20091231 |
| An automated security feedback arrangement is provided by which a specialized audit record called a tainting record is linked to data crossing the perimeter of a corpnet that comes from potentially untrusted sources. The linked tainting record operates to taint such data which may be received from external sources such as e-mail and websites or which may comprise data that is imported into the corpnet from mobile computing devices. Data that is derived from the original data is also tainted using a linked tainting record which includes a pointer back to the previous tainting record. The linking and pointing back are repeated for all subsequent derivations of data to thus create an audit trail that may be used to reconstruct the chain of events between the...|
| Simplified communication of a reputation score for an entity|| 20090328209 || 20091231 |
| A reputation server is coupled to multiple clients via a network. A security module in each client monitors client encounters with entities such as files, programs, and websites, and then computes a hygiene score based on the monitoring. The hygiene scores are then provided to the reputation server, which computes reputation scores for the entities based on the clients' hygiene scores and the interactions between the clients and the entity. When a particular client encounters an entity, the security module obtains a reputation score for the entity from the reputation server. The reputation score may comprises a statistical measure based on a number of other trustworthy or “good hygiene” clients that have a hygiene score above a threshold. The client communicates this reputation score to a...|
| Method and system for securing online identities|| 20090328173 || 20091231 |
| Various methods, systems and apparatus for associating fictitious user identities (e.g. screen names, user names, handles, etc.) used in electronic communications (e.g. over the internet via instant messenger, e-mail, social networks, eCommerce and auction websites, etc.) with real personal information (e.g. the true identity of an individual such as their name, address, credit score, driving record, etc.) are disclosed. One such method may include storing real personal information, associated with fictitious user identities, in a CGI, hosted by a GICS. The CGI may be a unique record for an individual person and may contain real personal information verified with proper authorities (e.g. a name, address and driving record of the individual verified with a department of motor vehicles), as well as fictitious user identities used by...|
| Apparatus and method for convenient and secure access to websites|| 20090328169 || 20091231 |
| A website access application accesses an encrypted central repository on a user's computer to store and access a variety of user-based website login and authentication information in the repository. The central repository provides a single point of access for the authentication information and, by accessing the repository; the process of user identification and authentication for multiple websites can be automated. A single user-selected keystroke combination can be utilized to initiate user sessions with multiple disparate secure websites by accessing the user website login information contained in the central repository and extracting the user login and authentication information contained therein. Additionally, the website access application will track and report on the times savings associated with the streamlined login process for accessing secure websites. In yet another preferred...|
| Mutual for reporting a theft in an authentication system|| 20090328162 || 20091231 |
| Disclosed are protection of secret information including an encryption key and a system for reporting an emergency such as theft or confinement when secret information is accessed. Secret information includes a large quantity of decoy data and a piece/pieces of true and correct data mixed into the decoy data. The secret data including the decoy data and the true and correct data is two-dimensional code data the code of which is composed of groups of cells having different areas. The positions and order of storage of the true and correct data dispersedly mixed in the decoy data are determined and reported to the user. The user adds a predetermined alerting signal when inputting the password to tell that the user is under control of a third...|
| Peer discovery and connection management based on context sensitive social networks|| 20090328161 || 20091231 |
| In a method for automatically filtering communications, a networking request from an initiating party on an initiating communication device is received. The networking request pertains to a request for communication between the initiating communication device and a recipient communication device of a user over a communication channel. A determination is made of whether the communication channel to be used for the communication matches a communication channel for a previous communication between the initiating party and the user. It is automatically determined whether to grant the networking request, based at least in part on the determination of whether the communication channel for the communication matches the communication channel for the previous communication between the initiating party and the user. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
| 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.
| Method for protecting data in mashup websites|| 20090328137 || 20091231 |
| A method for protecting a mashup webpage is disclosed. The mashup webpage includes a plurality of mini-applications. The method includes intercepting a content access event by a first mini-application of the plurality of mini-applications, the content access event requesting access to content of a second mini-application of the plurality of mini-applications. The method also includes ascertaining, using a Document Mini-application Model (DOM) access control policy and a DOM model, whether the content access event is permissible. The method additionally includes denying the access by the first mini-application to the content of the second mini-application if the content access event is deemed impermissible or permissible according to the DOM access control policy.
| Techniques for routing privacy sensitive information to an output device|| 20090328136 || 20091231 |
| Various embodiments are directed to a privacy routing engine embodied on a device and a method for routing actuations to preserve a user's privacy. The privacy routing engine may receive actuations intended for a user, and may route the actuation to an output device according to a set of user output policies. The user output policies may specify output devices according to a user's context and need for privacy. A user context may include a location, an event, or a sensed condition. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
| Video fingerprint systems and methods|| 20090328125 || 20091231 |
| A method that provides identification information for a portion of a video stream includes receiving a video stream, wherein the video stream includes one or more successive video scenes, wherein the one or more successive video scenes respectively corresponds to one or more sets of visual information, wherein each of the one or more successive video scenes includes plural successive pictures, wherein a first visual object is included in a first video scene, wherein the one or more successive video scenes includes the first video scene, detecting the first visual object over a first plurality of pictures of the first video scene, deriving information corresponding to one or more measured transitions of the first visual object over the first plurality of pictures of the first video...|
| Adaptive video switching for variable network conditions|| 20090328124 || 20091231 |
| A method for video playback switching in response to changing network conditions. The method includes accessing a server to retrieve respective index files for a low bit rate version and a high bit rate version of the video file, and instantiating a low bit rate media player and a high bit rate media. Playback of the video file is begun by the high bit rate media player streaming the high bit rate version from the server. Upon an indication of impeded network conditions, a transition point is selected, wherein the transition point indicates where downloading of the high bit rate version stops and where downloading of the low bit rate version begins. The low bit rate media player is then positioned to begin playback at the...|
| Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and information processing system|| 20090328108 || 20091231 |
| Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus including: transmission data acquisition section configured to acquire transmission data including program data and EPG data including program information for a predetermined period of time; EPG extraction section configured to extract the EPG data from the transmission data; program selection section configured to select a given program as a selected program; search word extraction section configured to extract a search word from the program information of the selected program; search word transmission section configured to transmit the search word to a program server; program information reception section configured to receive, from the program server, the program information including a program identification ID configured to identify a related program related to the selected program; program information storage section configured to...|
| Managing undesirable content in ip video broadcast traffic|| 20090328095 || 20091231 |
| A method and apparatus are provided for suppressing display of advertisements within a video over IP stream provided by a content provider. Metadata is prepended to advertisements within the stream. When the stream is received by an access aggregation point, the access aggregation point compares the metadata of an advertisement with preset criteria provided by an enterprise subscriber, and suppresses the advertisement if a comparison of the metadata and the preset criteria indicate that the advertisement is undesirable to the enterprise subscriber. The access aggregation point suppresses the advertisement by switching to a second video channel within the stream for the duration of the advertisement. In this way, the access aggregation point can control display of content provider advertisements without manipulating data within the stream, so...|
| Panel attachment structure for disk tray|| 20090328082 || 20091231 |
| A panel attachment structure for a disk tray includes an attachment frame, a decoration panel, a spring body, a restricting mechanism and a positioning mechanism. The attachment frame is non-movably coupled to a front end portion of the disk tray. The disk tray is movable between an ejected position and a retracted position through a tray opening of a cabinet. The decoration panel is movably coupled to the attachment frame. The spring body includes a compression coil spring. The spring body elastically couples the decoration panel to the attachment frame and biases the decoration panel against the attachment frame. The restricting mechanism restricts displacement of the decoration panel relative to the attachment frame. The positioning mechanism selectively positions the decoration panel relative to the attachment frame...|
| Method and system for secure content hosting and distribution|| 20090328081 || 20091231 |
| A Validated Content Platform (VCP) is provided, which is makes it possible for anyone using the Internet to validate VCP hosted content for validity and authorized use. The system also features a Client Software for Subscribers with a VCP System Server Account to fetch validated content from the Account and publish it to any HTML compatible third party software or site with a single click. Content Providers can use the VCP solution to add validation functionality to their content, equip customers with an easy-to-use publishing solution and be confident about that content provided via the VCP is always validated when fetched from the VCP System Server and can always be checked for validity and authorized use by anyone accessing the content. The possibility of verifying authorized...|
| Software appliances not requiring virtual machines|| 20090328077 || 20091231 |
| Basing software appliances on a virtualization technique known as “Containers” enables the deployment of the software appliance on any host running a relevant containerized operating system. Basing virtual appliances on containers avoids incurring the additional overhead normally associated with virtual machines. For example, basing virtual appliances on containers avoids the installation, configuration and maintenance costs associated with running complex stacks of software, as well as the need for on-site support, while simultaneously avoiding the performance overhead and scaling limitations associated with running virtual machines.
| Event driven disposition|| 20090328070 || 20091231 |
| This disclosure relates to systems, methods and apparatuses for managing the retention and disposition of data for an event consumer using an Enterprise Retention Management System wherein the management is driven by business events.
| Method for stage-based cost analysis for task scheduling|| 20090328046 || 20091231 |
| One embodiment may estimate the processing time of tasks requested by an application by maintaining a state-model for the application. The state model may include states that represent the tasks requested by the application, with each state including the average run-time of each task. In another embodiment, a state model may estimate which task is likely to be requested for processing after the current task is completed by providing edges in the state model connecting the states. Each edge in the state model may track the number of times the application transitions from one task to the next. Over time, data may be gathered representing the percentage of time that each edge is from a state node. Given this information, the scheduler may estimate the CPU...|
| Establishing a bi-directional grid computing network|| 20090328034 || 20091231 |
| A method of establishing a bi-directional grid computing network includes submitting a processing job from a job requester to a central repository, querying nodes associated with the job requester to process the processing job, identifying suitable nodes associated with the job requester to process the processing job, transmitting the processing job from the job requester to at least one of the suitable nodes associated with the job requester, processing the processing job on the at least one suitable node associated with the job requester, and returning results from processing the processing job to the job requester.
| Dynamic xps filter|| 20090328031 || 20091231 |
| A system and method enhances a default workflow path of a workflow system. The system provides access to policy rules and associated triggering conditions not available to the default workflow path of the workflow system. The configured rules are stored in a repository, and may be dynamically reconfigurable. Selected ones of the rules and triggering conditions are bound to at least one resource, such as a printer. An orchestrator is installed as a default workflow path, e.g., as an XPS filter, and is thus executed during default workflow path processing for a job submitted to the default workflow path. The orchestrator may then perform additional processing functions including accessing the configured policy rules and associated triggering conditions. A processing unit may be executed if the associated...|
| Systems and methods for regulating execution of computer software|| 20090328003 || 20091231 |
| A method for regulating execution of an application program includes a process for preparing the application and a process for executing the application. The preparation process divides the application program into related segments and encrypts instructions of at least one segment. The preparation process positions encrypted instructions in at least two discontiguous regions within an executable file and associates header information with at least one discontiguous region. The header identifies a decryption key and the location of the other discontiguous region. The resulting execution file thus has portions that would not execute and would cause an operating system to call a responsive process. The execution process initiates execution of the protected application when at least a portion of the application instructions are available to the computer...|
| Timing operations in an ic with configurable circuits|| 20090327987 || 20091231 |
| Some embodiments provide a method that identifies a first physical design solution for positioning several configurable operations on several reconfigurable circuits of an integrated circuit (IC). The method identifies a second physical design solution for positioning the configurable operations on the configurable circuits. One of the identified physical design solutions has one reconfigurable circuit perform a particular configurable operation in at least two reconfiguration cycles while the other identified solution does not have one reconfigurable circuit perform the particular configurable operation in two reconfiguration cycles. The method costs the first and second physical design solutions. The method selects one of the two physical design solutions based on the costs.
| Generating responses to patterns stimulating an electronic circuit with timing exception paths|| 20090327986 || 20091231 |
| Improved responses can be generated to scan patterns (e.g., test patterns) for an electronic circuit designs having timing exception paths by more accurately determining the unknown values that propagate to observation points in the circuit, where the response is captured. For instance, the responses are determined more accurately by analyzing the effect of sensitizing a timing exception path during each time frame associated with a scan pattern. Path sensitization can be determined based on observing whether values injected at starting points of the timing exception paths due to signal transitions and glitches propagate to their end points. The response can be updated by masking the affected end points and propagating unknown values further in the circuit to determine whether they are captured at observation points of...|
| Semiconductor device or printed wiring board design method and design support system that implements settings by using a semiconductor device model that expresses parasitic elements that occur when packaged|| 20090327981 || 20091231 |
| Correction circuit models are acquired for correcting electrical characteristic parameters that change upon mounting on a board. The correction circuit models are added to a separate model that represents a separate semiconductor device in isolation to create a semiconductor device model that represents the semiconductor device in a board-mounted state. An equivalent circuit model that represents an adjustment-object system is connected to the semiconductor device model that was created, and based on the semiconductor device model to which the equivalent circuit model is connected, adjustment-object values relating to the adjustment-object system are calculated. These adjustment-object values are compared with limit values that were determined in advance, and based on the results of comparison, a design guide is determined for adjusting the adjustment-object system.
| Hand-held device and method for operating a single pointer touch sensitive user interface|| 20090327978 || 20091231 |
| A hand-held device and method for operating a single pointer touch sensitive user interface of a hand-held electronic device are provided. The method includes defining as being active a first one of a set of two or more controllable interface functions including at least a first controllable interface function and a second controllable interface function. A control gesture is then detected and the control gesture is associated with the active one of the set of two or more controllable interface functions, where the detected pattern adjusts the performance of the active controllable interface function. A transition gesture is then detected including a pointer pattern movement, which is not included as a control gesture for any of the two or more controllable interface functions, where upon detection...|
|Protective glove with angular articulated locking thumb|| 20080313785 || 20081225 |
| A protective glove system is disclosed wherein each glove has an articulated thumb skeleton disposed in the thumb member. The thumb skeleton comprises a plurality of sections pivotably joined together to enable the thumb to articulate between open and closed positions. At least one pivot axis is not perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the second section of the skeleton. A locking mechanism is provided for preventing the thumb skeleton sections from bending backwards, thereby preventing hyperextension of the wearer's thumb.
|Gripping mitt system for water sports|| 20080313787 || 20081225 |
| A gripping mitt system for water sports is provided that incorporates a water proof mitt that fits over the hand of a user that has difficulty gripping sports related devices such as canoe and/or kayak paddle handles. The mitt is made of a waterproof material such as neoprene and has a Hook and loop material such as velcro incorporated into the palm side of the mitt. The handle of a paddle has an opposite “hook and loop” material surrounding the handle. When the paddle is in use, the hook and loop material on the palm of the mitt and the hook and loop material on the handle provide the gripping force that keeps the hand attached to the paddle.
|Inside belt|| 20080313790 || 20081225 |
| An inner belt fits along the juncture of a person's stomach and thighs. The inner belt has first and second arches with a garment supported by the arch and the arch sized to offset the garment's waistline from the inner belt. Each arch has a front end a rear end fastened to the inner belt. The front end of each arch is located so it fastens to the inner belt adjacent the user's crotch during use. The rear end of each arch is located so it fastens to the inner belt at or before the hips of the user during use. A first loop extends from each arch, over the waistline and a normal, outer belt threads through the first loops and also through the normal...|
|Dispensing devices and compositions therefor|| 20080313795 || 20081225 |
| The present invention relates to improved toilet dispensing devices for use in conjunction with a sanitary appliance, particularly a toilet.
|Discharge valve for a flushing cistern|| 20080313797 || 20081225 |
| The discharge valve has a valve housing (14) which has an outlet opening with a valve seat (16) and also a closure body (12). A two-quantity actuator (4) has a connecting rod (10) which is connected to the closure body (12) and by means of which the closure body (12) can optionally be raised by different displacement distances. A top activatable partial-quantity float (13) is provided for partial flushing and a bottom, full-quantity float (20), which is mounted in a pivotable manner on the valve housing (14), is provided for full flushing. The full-quantity float (20) has a blocking element (22) which, once partial flushing has been triggered, engages with the closure body (12) and blocks the latter against further displacement. This prevents the situation where,...|
|Lighted portable toilet|| 20080313798 || 20081225 |
| A portable toilet has a cabin, a water closet in the cabin, a light-transmitting roof upwardly closing the cabin and having an outer edge, and a vent pipe projecting upward through the roof. A light fixture for the toilet has a housing adapted to fit in an installed position against an outer face of the roof and having a throughgoing hole fittable over the vent pipe and a side turned toward the roof. A light source in the housing is energizeable to emit light from the side through the roof and into the cabin. A latch formation on the housing is engageable with the rim to secure the housing to the roof.
|Bubbling bath additive and bubbling bath additive container|| 20080313800 || 20081225 |
| A bubbling bath additive 42 made of a surfactant 46 and a bubbling agent 44, and a housing member 12 for housing the bubbling bath additive 42 are provided. A floating part 22, 34 that is situated above the housing member 12 and floats on the water surface, and an ejection port 33 that is provided above the waterline of the floating part 22, 34 and through which bubbles formed by the bubbling bath additive 42 are ejected outward from inside, are provided. A suction port 14 through which water flows inward from outside is provided near a lower end part of the housing member 12.
|Retaining device for retaining a built-in appliance on a worktop|| 20080313803 || 20081225 |
| In order to provide a retaining device for retaining a built-in appliance, in particular a built-in sink unit, on a worktop, comprising at least one appliance-side retaining element, at least one worktop-side retaining element and at least one tensioning element for bracing the worktop-side retaining element and the appliance-side retaining element relative to one another, wherein the tensioning element comprises a threaded portion, a retaining portion and a reduced-diameter portion, which is disposed between the threaded portion and the retaining portion and the diameter of which is smaller than the diameter of the retaining portion, and wherein the appliance-side retaining element has at least one through-opening, through which in the fitted state of the retaining device the reduced-diameter portion of the tensioning element extends, that enables...|
|Guiding device|| 20080313805 || 20081225 |
| A guiding device, comprises a plurality of straight rails, a plurality of curved rails, and at least one elevator rail assembly, connecting straight rails or curved rails, each of the rails having a groove and two opposite sides which form protective plates, wherein the grooves of the straight rails, the curved rails and the at least one elevator rail assembly are combined to form a single groove, providing a track for moving a patient.
|Bed for allowing posture for sitting on chair to be taken|| 20080313811 || 20081225 |
| The invention provides a bed on which a patient and so forth can take a posture for sitting on a chair, in particular, a bed for allowing the posture for sitting on a chair to be taken, effectively usable even by those having the back in the shape of the round back, Kyphosis or the like.
|Portable infant support apparatus|| 20080313812 || 20081225 |
| This invention relates to a portable infant support apparatus (10) for supporting an infant's head and torso while carrying or handling the infant and which is capable of providing support for the infant while seated in a motor vehicle child safety seat (11) of the type that includes a seat body having a recess that is adapted to receive an infant or child in a recumbent position. The infant support apparatus (10) includes a resilient head and torso support (12), restraining means (50) associated with said head and torso support (12) for restraining the infant, and carrying means in the form of two opposing handles (99).
|Arm support system and components thereof|| 20080313813 || 20081225 |
| An arm support system (2), for stabilizing and ergonomically supporting the arm (14) of a breast feeding mother (10) whilst cradling an infant (3) in the traditional suckling position. The arm support system (2) comprising a sleeve (12) for surrounding the user's arm an arm support (4) including: a base (6) for engaging the thigh; and an upper surface (20) for supporting the arm and a temporary attachment means (16, 18) for attaching the sleeve (12) to the arm support (4). The arm support (4) can be an inflatable and deflatable.
|Inflatable chair cushion|| 20080313814 || 20081225 |
| An inflatable chair cushion comprises an inflatable bag and a compressor for inflating and deflating said inflatable bag having a switch controlled by a user, so that said user is assisted in getting up and sitting down.
|Latex based composite foams|| 20080313815 || 20081225 |
| A composite foam comprising a top layer of latex foam and a second layer of a foam selected from polyolefin, polyurethane, polystyrene or polyester or visco-elastic latex or mixtures thereof. A bedding such as a mattress or topper comprising said composite foam
|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,...|
|Mattress with features for improved support and comfort|| 20080313817 || 20081225 |
| A mattress includes features that improve support and comfort. The mattress may include one or more of a head section positioned to support a user's head, a torso section coupled with the head section via a first multi-plane bond, and a foot section coupled with the torso section via a second multi-plane bond. The foot section may be retractable, and the torso section may include a cross-linked foam part and a seat ledge. The seat ledge is positioned to define a catch point for the user upon articulation of the mattress.
|Screwdriver helper|| 20080313818 || 20081225 |
| A screwdriver helper includes a handle, a guide, and a bit. The handle defines a through hole therein. The guide is affixed to the handle. The guide comprises a top surface, a bottom surface, and a through guide hole defined between the top surface and the bottom surface. The top surface is faced to the handle. The guide hole is corresponding to the through hole of the handle. An axis of the guide hole is perpendicular to the bottom surface. The bit is positioned in the guide hole. The bit comprises a tip and a head. The tip is in a shape of a screw head. The head defines slots in a top end thereof. The bit is movable along the axis of the through guide...|
|Graying-inhibiting liquid washing composition|| 20080313819 || 20081225 |
| An aqueous liquid laundry detergent containing methylcarboxymethyl cellulose having a degree of methylation in the range from 0.01 to 0.3, surfactant, and at least one typical ingredient of laundry detergents. The detergent inhibits graying of textile fabrics during the washing of the fabrics.
|Direct dye composition comprising a cationic surfactant, a bioheteropolysaccharide, an amphoteric surfactant and direct dye|| 20080313820 || 20081225 |
| Such a composition makes it possible to obtain compositions that allow intense and relatively nonselective shades to be obtained, leaving the hair with good cosmetic properties.
|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.
|Anthocyanin pigment/dye compositions and method of providing composition through extraction from corn|| 20080313822 || 20081225 |
| Anthocyanin pigments/dyes are extracted from corn kernels by adding corn kernels with less than 5% by weight of corn kernels comprising broken kernels to an aqueous medium to form an aqueous-corn medium. The corn kernels have in excess of 0.1 mg of anthocyanin pigment/dye per gram of corn kernel therein. The anthocyanin pigment/dye in the corn kernels has greater than 40% by weight of anthocyanin as an acid or acylated form of the anthocyanin. The aqueous corn medium is agitated at a temperature above 35° C. The solid corn kernels are separated from the aqueous corn medium to form an extract of anthocyanin in aqueous medium having less than 1.0% solids therein before concentration or purification steps are performed on the extract.
|Method of manufacturing an article of footwear|| 20080313824 || 20081225 |
| A method of forming an article of footwear includes the steps of providing an upper having a forefoot portion a midfoot portion a heel portion and a pocket positioned beneath the forefoot portion; placing the upper on a last; inserting a first midsole portion into the pocket; and securing an outsole assembly to the upper, the outsole assembly comprising a second midsole portion and an outsole secured to a lower surface of the second midsole portion. The second midsole portion and the outsole are visible from an exterior of the article of footwear and the first midsole portion is not visible from an exterior of the article of footwear.
|Submersible vacuum cleaner|| 20080313827 || 20081225 |
| Apparatus for facilitating the removal of material deposited at the bottom (6) of a volume of liquid (7) the apparatus including a suction pump assembly (2) associated with a suction head/nozzle (9) mounted to a user handling element (4) and means (24) drivable by the motor for displacing sucked-in water and (8) to a delivery location (11), in such manner that when used in use the pump assembly (2) can be submerged, and wherein the suction pump assembly (2) includes means (40) for enabling controlled air escape from the vicinity of the means (24) for displacing air from of the pump assembly the arrangement being such as to prevent air blockage of and material flow through the pump following raising of the latter of water.
|Power toothbrush using acoustic wave action for cleansing of teeth|| 20080313828 || 20081225 |
| The toothbrush includes a handle portion and a brushhead assembly which comprises a head portion and a stem portion. The head portion includes a bellows-like acoustic action member for creating acoustic wave action as it moves in and out in response to an acoustic driving force. A drive system is located in the handle and includes an audio speaker-type assembly to create acoustic waves which are transmitted through a transmission line to the acoustic action member. The acoustic action member is driven toward and away from the teeth when the toothbrush is operatively positioned within the mouth. The action of the acoustic member is directly or indirectly coupled to the fluid in the mouth, producing a foam which couples shear forces between the acoustic action member...|
|Rollover wash unit for a vehicle wash system|| 20080313832 || 20081225 |
| The invention relates to a rollover wash unit for a vehicle wash system, comprising interspaced lateral parts (2, 2′) fitted with guides (12, 12′), and a treatment device (7) that is received in guide elements (8, 8′) via bearings (9, 9′), said guide elements being displaceable in the guides (12, 12′). In order to achieve an efficient, easy-to-implement and adequate adaptation to the washing height, the guide elements (8, 8′) are configured in such a manner that the bearings (9, 9′) project beyond the guides (12, 12′) in a final position (FIG. 4) of the guide elements (8, 8′) in the guides (12, 12′) and that the treatment device (7) projects upward beyond the lateral parts (2, 2′) and/or an upper edge of a traverse (5)...|
|Interdental brush|| 20080313834 || 20081225 |
| Interdental brush with an elongate brush body (12) which comprises an elastically compressible coupling member (19) for snapping-in in a receiving opening (18) of a brush handle (13); wherein the coupling member (19) comprises at least two expanding arms (27, 28) which are elastically movable towards each other; the coupling member (19), on its outer side, comprises a snap-in depression (26) in the region of the expanding arms (27, 28) for a positive-locking fit in the receiving opening (18) of the brush handle (13), the depression being delimited by shoulders (29) extending at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the brush body.
|Brushes|| 20080313836 || 20081225 |
| A paint brush (201) is provided. The brush comprises a bristle cluster (207) and a handle (202) for holding the cluster. The root end of the cluster is set into adhesive composition by a set depth X. The cluster comprises bristles of two or more different lengths. For a majority of the bristles the difference in length between a longest bristle and a shortest bristle is a range value Y. Y is less than X which means that one end of all bristles conforming to this rule must be embedded in adhesive composition but not all bristles will extend all the way to the tip end of the cluster. This ensures that bristles do not fall out of the handle whilst providing a tip end with...|
|Winshield wiping device|| 20080313839 || 20081225 |
| Disclosed is a windshield wiper device (10), comprising a wiper bearing (16) which is essentially composed of a molded tube (18) that can be fastened to a motor vehicle by means of a fastening element (20). A wiper shaft (22) to which a wiper lever can be fastened is positioned in the molded tube (18). A predetermined breaking point (32) is provided on the fastening element (20) in such a way that the wiper bearing (16) is able to dip into the interior of the motor vehicle in case a defined and essentially axial force acts on the wiper shaft (22). The predetermined breaking point (32) is embodied as a hole in this case.
|Wiper arm assembly having a locking tab and mehtod of construction|| 20080313840 || 20081225 |
| A wiper arm assembly and method of construction thereof includes a mounting head and a wiper arm configured for relative rotation during assembly from a disassembled position to a shipping position, wherein the wiper arm and mounting head are locked against rotation toward the disassembled position once in the shipping position. The mounting head and wiper arm have locking surfaces configured for locked engagement with one another while in the shipping position. The locking surfaces are brought into engagement with one another by a force imparted by a spring while rotating the mounting head relative to the wiper arm from the disassembled position toward the shipping position. When in the shipping position, the locking surfaces confront each other and prevent the mounting head and the wiper...|
|Vacuum cleaner nozzle height indicator|| 20080313846 || 20081225 |
| A nozzle height indicator for a vacuum cleaner. The nozzle height indicator has a height display adapted to be viewed by a user, a light source adapted to emit light, and a blocking member. The blocking member is adapted to be positioned in a first position in which it allows the light to illuminate the height display and a second position in which it substantially prevents the light from illuminating at least a portion of the height display. The blocking member may indicate the height of an associated vacuum cleaner inlet nozzle relative to a surface being cleaned. A vacuum cleaner inlet nozzle is also provided.
|Amusing mask having composite formative variability function|| 20070294802 || 20071227 |
| An amusing mask having composite formative variability function, which particularly integrates planar printed patterns with a three-dimensional form and produces variability therefrom, and is applicable for application in an air filter respirator. The present invention is configured to utilize the principle of closing and opening of the upper and lower jaws of the face of a person to actuate unitary animated simulation of the external appearance of a mouth of an animal or a cartoon figure. The present invention is primarily formed from upper and lower masks joined to mask holding members. The user can choose whether or not to combine adjoining decorations or a blow toy externally to the upper and lower masks and thereby achieve interesting and simulative dynamic amusement.
|Plastic adhesive cuff|| 20070294804 || 20071227 |
| Disclosed is a plastic adhesive cuff that is used to prevent the base of a pant leg from being caught between the heel and the shoe of a user. The plastic adhesive cuff uses a thin, flexible plastic that has an adhesive layer such as a pressure sensitive adhesive that allows the user to apply plastic adhesive cuff to the back of the bottom of the pant leg. The plastic adhesive cuff provides a structural rigidity so that the pant leg does not fold and catch under the heel of the user while walking. The plastic adhesive cuff may extend to an elevation above the heel of the user to ensure that the bottom of the pant leg does not get caught under the user's heel.
|Waist cuff|| 20070294808 || 20071227 |
| A waist cuff comprising a main body including first and second terminal ends. The main body may be at least partially comprised of a resistive material and present a semi-circular orientation such that a gap is formed between the terminal ends. The main body is operable to be at least partially positioned around a wearer's waist to position a garment thereon.
|Toilet and toilet seat mounting system|| 20070294813 || 20071227 |
| A toilet including a toilet bowl having a bowl flange with apertures, a toilet seat, a toilet seat cover and mounting apparatus. The seat comprises a seat ring configured to rest on the bowl flange and seat mounting means and the seat cover comprises a cover and cover mounting means. The mounting apparatus includes the seat mounting means, the cover mounting means, post holders which overlie the bowl flange apertures, and connecting means joining said seat and cover mounting means and the post holders to permit rotation of the seat ring and cover between a generally horizontal use position and an over center storage position. An elongate post is secured to and extends downwardly from each of the post holders. A post receptacle is positively secured...|
|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.
|Portable toilet and bathing chair|| 20070294816 || 20071227 |
| A portable toilet and bathing chair comprises a seat of rectangular shape, having a central opening, handles on left and right edges, two positioning openings on an upper side close to a rear edge, two storing depressions in a lower side parallel to and close to the left and right edges, at least three projections on the lower side, and four fastening assemblies on the lower side close to four corners, a backrest of rectangular shape, movable to a folded state close to the lower side of the seat, having positioning holes which are in the folded state entered by the projections of the seat and a lower edge with two holding extensions that are inserted into the positioning openings of the seat, and four feet,...|
|Locking rope reel|| 20070294817 || 20071227 |
| A reel locking system includes a reel arranged to collect a cord from an enclosure system. A ratchet drum has teeth and is positioned proximate to the reel. A pawl assembly is pivotally attached to the reel. The pawl assembly has a pawl arranged to move between an engaged position in which the pawl drivingly engages a tooth of the ratchet drum and a ratchet position in which the pawl ratchets over the teeth. A lever is attached to the reel and is operable to lock the pawl in the engaged position and inhibit movement of the pawl to the ratchet position.
|Securing bath seats|| 20070294820 || 20071227 |
| A child bath seat, adapted for use with a bathtub, includes a seat body that includes both a seat and a retaining structure extending above the seat for laterally retaining a child seated in the seat body. The seat also includes a bracing structure that holds the seat body in an upright position. The bracing structure has a first end attached to the seat body, and a second end, defining a recess, for receiving an upper edge of a side of the bathtub. The seat also includes a foot structure attached to the bracing structure and capable of being placed in contact with a predominantly horizontal surface outside the bathtub. The child bath seat can be adjustable to accommodate varying bathtub side widths and varying bathtub...|
|Toilet seat assembly with lighted window top lid|| 20070294821 || 20071227 |
| A toilet seat assembly (100) includes a top lid (109) having one or more illumination devices (207) such as light bulbs or light emitting diodes (LEDs) or the like. A pivotable seat (107) is positioned below the top lid and the illumination devices (207) project light through an opening in the seat. The top lid (109) includes a removable window which may include decorative elements enabling the toilet seat assembly (100) to have a pleasant appearance yet still permit users to see through the top lid (109) into the interior of the toilet bowl.
|Dual berth invertible bunk|| 20070294822 || 20071227 |
| A dual berth bunk (20) for a sleeper cab (10) or other confined space includes a bunk frame (22) mounted for pivoting or rotating inversion. Berths (25a, 25b), or sleeping surfaces, are provided on the opposite sides of the bunk frame and a berth may be selectively positioned for use by pivoting or rotation of the bunk frame. A latch (56) or other device may be used to secure the bunk frame in the selected position. Retaining devices (104, 106) retain bedding in the berths when the berth in a downward inverted orientation.
|Canister lift for a patient support apparatus|| 20070294828 || 20071227 |
| A lifting device for a patient support apparatus is provided. The patient support apparatus includes a frame and a lifting device coupled to the frame. The lifting device is configured to move the frame between a raised position and a lowered position. The lifting device includes a motor and at least two canisters. The motor is operably coupled to at least one of the canisters to rotate the canister.
|Adjustable positioning device|| 20070294829 || 20071227 |
| A medical positioning device having at least one removable portion is disclosed. A medical positioning device with at least one removably connected portion configured to support a limb, head, or body of a patient is provided. A medical positioning device for airway management having a removable portion is disclosed. A method of using the device according to the disclosure is also disclosed.
|Fluid-inflatable pillow|| 20070294830 || 20071227 |
| A pillow for supporting at least one user's head and neck, the pillow having fluid-inflatable first and second chambers disposed about corresponding portions of the perimeter of the pillow. The first chamber has a maximum cross-sectional dimension when inflated that is greater than the maximum cross-sectional dimension of the second chamber when inflated. Preferably, a plurality of fluid-inflatable support chambers extend between the first and second chambers. In one embodiment, the first and second chambers are U-shaped with open ends disposed opposite one another. In another embodiment, the first and second chambers are L-shaped with joined end portions. In yet another embodiment, the first and second chambers extend parallel to one another along opposite sides of the pillow.
|Air conditioning cushion for wheelchair|| 20070294831 || 20071227 |
| A seat cushion for use in a wheel chair includes a foam pad contoured to the anatomy of a user positioned thereon and has an indentation in the middle thereof, which receives and drains incontinence fluid from the user. The foam pad encloses an air channel between the indentation and at least one side of the foam pad. A fan housed inside the pad pushes air through the air channel, into the indentation and onto the user. Alternatively, the seat cushion may house an air conditioner to circulate cooled air to the skin of the user.
|Multipurpose folding tool with tool bit holder and blade lock|| 20070294833 || 20071227 |
| A folding multipurpose hand tool including a pivoted latch that engages side walls of a handle and a base of a folding tool member to hold the folding tool member in a selection position. Pliers include a non-circular hub. A separate safety interlock latch keeps a folding blade stowed in a handle when another tool is moved from a first position with respect to the handle. A tool bit holder securely holds and drives reduced thickness tool bits that can also be engaged in and driven by conventional sockets having a regular hexagonal shape.
|Apparatus and method for removing fittings for pipes|| 20070294834 || 20071227 |
| Apparatus (10) for removing a friction grip fitting (56) from a pipe (50) comprises a first engagement means (16, 18) for directly or indirectly engaging the friction grip fitting, a second engagement means (34) for engaging the end of the pipe at a position spaced-apart from the friction grip fitting and means (24) for applying a force to move the first and second engagement means with respect to one another to slide the friction grip fitting with respect to the pipe.
|Process and compositions for wet degreasing of pelts, skins, hides, leather intermediate products and non-finished leather|| 20070294835 || 20071227 |
| wherein (A) comprises a mixture of positional isomers for at least one of the significances of n, and the proportion of primary linear component in (A) in which the alkyl radical CnH(2n+1)— is a normal primary radical is in the range of 25 to 70% by weight of the mixture (A), and in (E) the average degree of ethoxylation is in the range of 5 to 12, and if the products (E) are also propoxylated the average degree of ethoxylation is superior to the average degree of propoxylation, in the presence of at least one further non-ionic emulsifier which is (F) at least one ethoxylation and optionally propoxylation product of (B) an aliphatic saturated at least twice branched alcohol or mixture, and emulsion degreasing compositions (D′)...|
|Process for tinting, dyeing or doping or moulded components made of transparent (co)polyamides in aqueous dye bath|| 20070294841 || 20071227 |
| The present invention relates to a novel composition of dye baths or processing baths and a process for tinting, dyeing or doping of moulded components with functional additives in these aqueous dipping baths or processing baths. The moulded components contain transparent or translucent (co)polyamides. If the moulded components should be tinted or dyed according to an embodiment of the invention, the dyeing can be performed as homogeneous dyeing or as gradient dyeing. The process according to the present invention is particularly suitable for producing high-value objects like ophthalmic lenses, sun lenses for eyeglasses, magnifying glasses, all kinds of inspection glasses, polarization films and display films, particularly if changing depths of color (gradients) are desired. This generating of a dyeing gradient requires dyeing in a dipping process,...|
|Integral or shake-on colorant admixture with improved color durability in concrete and other cementitious systems using highly resilient colorants organic or oxide in nature|| 20070294843 || 20071227 |
| Compositions and methods for coloring concrete and other cementitious systems having improved durability and retention of the colorant when integrally or surface shake applied to any concrete or other cementitious system. The compositions and methods include two phases of high grade dispersion in a combination of particulate polymers selected from particulated polymers, blends of polymers from styrene based polymers and copolymers, acrylic based polymers and copolymers, latex, poly vinyl acetates, polyepoxides, polyurethanes, and any of the family of liquid rubbers, including neoprene, butadiene, water based silanes, silicones, siloxanes, silicates, and any mixture and/or combination of the above. The compositions and methods include organic or oxide colorants.
|Tool system with replaceable heads and offset handle|| 20070294849 || 20071227 |
| A tool system is disclosed having a body including a handle extending therefrom, a detachable head including a working tool, and a multi-part connector for detachable connecting the head to the body, the connector including opposed, flexible members positioned on the body towards an end of the body and means on the head for connecting with the opposed flexible members, the opposed flexible members and the means for connecting with the flexible members working in concert to detachably secure the head to the body. The handle of the tool system can be offset with respect to the axis of the body and the detachable head.
|Spatula tool system|| 20070294850 || 20071227 |
| A component spatula tool system including an elongate grip handle structure, and a generally planar blade which is releasably grippable by the handle structure. The handle structure has a pair of opposed, selectively openable and closeable, matchingly grip-patterned clamping pads that define a nip region, the blade has opposite sides possessing matchingly grip-patterned clamping sites whose grip patterns are complementary to those of the clamping pads, and the clamping pads and clamping sites accommodate, via operative interengagements of their respective grip-patterned characteristics, positive-lock, universally invertible, plural-position clamp locking of the blade within the nip region.
|Windscreen wiper system for vehicles and a fixing element for such a system|| 20070294851 || 20071227 |
| With a windscreen wiper system for motor vehicles with at least three connections or fixings at intervals from one another for screw-free installation of the windscreen wiper system on vehicle bodywork, the fixings consist respectively of a fixing element which can be pushed into an attachment or fixing hole where it can be anchored by engagement. At least one fixing element has a grommet in elastic material which can be inserted into the attachment or fixing hole, designed with at least one projection acting as a catch. In order to reduce the installation force, at least one cavity is arranged radially inwards in the area of and opposite the projection with reference to a grommet axis.
|Rubber material and method for production thereof|| 20070294852 || 20071227 |
| A rubber material, in particular for wiper blades of windshield wipers or for automotive tires, is described, containing at least one grade of rubber, at least one filler and processing adjuvants. Of at least one of the grades of rubber present, the rubber material contains a first and a second fraction which differ in viscosity in the unvulcanized state.
|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)...|
|Backpack blower|| 20070294855 || 20071227 |
| A backpack blower comprising a blower which has an air intake opening, a backpack frame which is used to support the blower on the back of a user, and a back pad that is coupled to the backpack frame and contacts the back of the user. The back pad is composed of a cushion material and has a back surface contacting the back of the user and an opposite surface. The air intake opening communicates with at least a portion of the opposite surface, so that the air intake noise of the blower can reach at least the portion of the opposite surface.
|Dust suction device|| 20070294857 || 20071227 |
| A dust suction device (2), particularly in the form of an industrial vacuum cleaner, has a blower device (6) for generating an intake flow (S), a filter surface (16) for separating dust and dirt particles from the intake flow (S), a collecting chamber (18) for collecting the dust and the dirt particles which is located upstream of the filter surface (16) with respect to the intake flow (S), a clean air chamber (20) which is arranged downstream of the filter surface (16) and is separated from the collecting chamber (18) by the filter surface (16), with the filter surface (16) being acted upon in some areas by a cleaning flow of the blower device (6) which flows through the filter surface (16) in the direction opposite...|
|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...|
|Connecting clip|| 20070294864 || 20071227 |
| A connecting clip for connecting two members to each other at apertures through the two members. The connecting clip includes a first section connected to a second section by a living hinge. The first section includes a general ring shaped portion forming a hole, a first stationary projection extending away from the general ring shaped portion at a rear side of the general ring shaped portion, and a movably second projection connected to the general ring shaped portion by another living hinge. The second projection is movable to a deployed position extending out of the hole with an end of the second projection extending in a direction different from the first projection. The second section includes a pushing portion adapted to push against the second projection...|
|Clip comprising a pin and a bush|| 20070294865 || 20071227 |
| A clip comprises a pin, and a hollow bush adapted to receive the pin therein. The bush includes a flange and a bush body having an opening which is formed by partially cutting off a peripheral wall thereof and adapted to receive therein a pin shank in a direction orthogonal to an axial direction of the bush body. The bush body and the bush flange are adapted to be expanded in a radially outward direction of the bush body about a position opposed to the opening, in a hinged manner. The pin has a shank that includes a protruding portion which has a narrow region formed near a distal end of the pin shank, causing no expansion in an outer diameter of the bush body in...|
|Zipper construction for enhanced sealing|| 20070294866 || 20071227 |
| The present disclosure relates to the use of coextruded or integral sealing ribs on zipper flanges to enhance the quality of the sealing between the flanges and the walls of a reclosable package. The coextruded sealing ribs may be made from sealing resins or similar materials. Additionally, grip strips are placed on the opposite side of the flanges from the ribs in order to improve the quality of the sealing even further and to inhibit inner flange sealing.
|Disposable protective toilet seat cover|| 20060288470 || 20061228 |
| A disposable toilet seat cover (10) formed of sheet material includes a seat panel (10a) to be placed on a toilet seat and left and right side pockets (16 and 18) attached along opposite sides of the seat panel and having openings (19) directed toward a front edge of the toilet seat cover for receiving hands of a user. A user extends his hands into the left and right side pockets for manipulating the disposable toilet seat cover for placing it on a toilet seat. In a preferred embodiment, the seat panel defines a seat-panel pocket having an opening (13) directed toward a rear edge of the disposable toilet seat cover for it receiving the toilet seat. In one embodiment, the toilet seat cover is made...|
|System, method, and apparatus for a retractable and concealable support for an item of furniture|| 20060288482 || 20061228 |
| A device for providing a dining support that is extendable from and retractable and concealable on furniture is disclosed. The device has a platform that is movable between a deployed position for supporting food and drinks, and a retracted position beneath the furniture. To move device from the retracted position to the deployed position, the platform is pulled from beneath the furniture and then elevated to a horizontal position. The height of the platform is vertically adjustable.
|Patient repositioning device and method|| 20060288483 || 20061228 |
| Patient repositioning device (10) comprising, a patient supporting panel (20), at least one pair of laterally adjustable side support structures (30a,b, 40a,b) for sideways supporting a patient (50) on the supporting panel (20). To achieve repeatable repositioning of a patient body (50) each pair of side support structures (30a,b, 40a,b) are linked by a link arrangement ensuring that the side support structures (30a, b, 40a, b) automatically are centered about a longitudinal axis (A-A) of the supporting panel (20) indicating the centre of a patient (50) supported on the panel (20). There is also provided a method of repositioning a patient.
|Headrest assembly with improved adjustability for a massage device|| 20060288484 || 20061228 |
| A headrest assembly (212) for supporting a face of a user (16) of a massage device (10) includes a resilient assembly (220) that supports the face of the user (15), a support arm assembly (222) that is secured to the massage device (10), and an adjuster assembly (224) that can be used to adjust the position of the resilient assembly (220) relative to the support arm assembly (222). The adjuster assembly (224) can include a first adjuster subassembly (240A) that forms a first, four bar type linkage assembly and a second adjuster subassembly (240B) that second, four bar type linkage assembly. The four bar type linkage assemblies allow for improved range of movement and adjustment of the resilient assembly.
|M-body body pillow|| 20060288485 || 20061228 |
| The sleep support system of the present invention comprises an encompassing support that includes a top support and extensions. The extensions are preferably positioned, and of sufficient stability, to provide an individual with a comfortable sleeping platform along with a measure of support that prevents displacement from the desired sleeping position. Preferably, this is accomplished through the “M” shaped configuration of the present invention.
|Contoured body support device|| 20060288486 || 20061228 |
| A body support device includes a base section with a wall ergonomically contoured to conform generally to the portion of the human back between the head and lower torso as it reclines in a posture intermediate prone and supine positions. The contoured wall further supports a user in seated and supine positions. The base may also include a cavity disposed at the end of the base that receives an object. A cap connects to the base to cover the cavity and secure the object therein. In addition, a connecting member may be used to connect multiple support devices together at a desired angle. A protective cover may also be used to prevent damage to the body support device.
|Compositions and methods for dyeing textiles and fabrics|| 20060288497 || 20061228 |
| The present invention relates to methods for dyeing fibers which comprises adding to the fibers an effective amount for the purpose of a composition including an alkyl lactate and additional components. The present invention further relates to a dyeing composition, comprising (a) a cationic monomer, (b) an alkyl lactate and (c) a zeolite.
|Yellow dye composition|| 20060288498 || 20061228 |
| The yellow dye composition disclosed here is a dye composition with good stability of aqueous dye solution, good storage stability, high solubility and excellence light fastness. The yellow dye composition is suitable for the cellulose fibers in dyeing and printing.
|Composition for application to a surface|| 20060288499 || 20061228 |
| Compositions, methods, apparatuses, kits, and combinations are described for permanently or temporarily re-designing, decorating, and/or re-coloring a surface. The compositions useful in the present disclosure include a décor product that is formulated to be applied and affixed to a surface. If desired, the décor product may be substantially removed from the surface before being affixed thereto. If a user desires to remove the décor product, the décor product is formulated to be removed by a number of methods including, for example, vacuuming, wet extraction, chemical application, and the like. If the user desires to affix the décor product to the surface in a permanent or semi-permanent manner, the décor product may be affixed to the surface by applying energy thereto in the form of, for example,...|
|Novel quinoneimine sulfur dye compositions, production thereof and use for dyeing cellulosic material|| 20060288500 || 20061228 |
| Novel leuco sulfur dye compositions obtainable at current densities between 50 mA/cm2 and 500 mA/cm2 and a flow velocity in the range from 0.1 m/s to 2 m/s and preferably in the range from 0.1 to 0.4 m/s, their production and their use for dyeing cellulosic material.
|Automated passenger boarding bridge alignment system and method with manual confirmation of aircraft doorway position|| 20060288502 || 20061228 |
| A system for aligning an aircraft-engaging end of a passenger boarding bridge to a doorway along a lateral surface of an aircraft includes a receiver that is located aboard the aircraft for receiving a signal, including image data for being displayed to a user aboard the aircraft. The system further includes a display device located aboard the aircraft and in communication with the receiver, the display device for receiving the image data from the receiver and for displaying the image data in a human intelligible form to the user aboard the aircraft. A user interface is also located aboard the aircraft for receiving an input signal from the user, which is indicative of one of a go command and a no-go command for automatically aligning the...|
|Automated passenger boarding bridge alignment system and method with manual identification of aircraft doorway position|| 20060288503 || 20061228 |
| A system for aligning an aircraft-engaging end of a passenger boarding bridge to a doorway along a lateral surface of an aircraft includes an imager disposed at a location that is remote from the aircraft for capturing an image of a portion of the lateral surface of the aircraft and for providing image data relating to the captured image. A receiver is located aboard the aircraft for receiving a signal including the image data relating to the captured image. In addition, a display device also is located aboard the aircraft and in communication with the receiver, the display device for receiving the image data from the receiver and for displaying to a user aboard the aircraft the image data in a human intelligible form. A user...|
|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...|
|Composite cleaning device for an automobile|| 20060288506 || 20061228 |
| An elongated pie shaped composite cleaning device for removing snow, frost, scraped ice debris, bird droppings, dirt or water from a automotive exterior surface has 1. a stiff rectangular plastic sheet, folded into half, providing a pair of slightly curbed exterior sides and a pair of substantially straight scraping edges, 2. a rectangular open cell foam, with a uniform thickness and shape substantially identical to said sheet, folded into half, providing a pair of legs between said sides, a squeezed interface between said legs and a pair of exposure cleaning faces, 3. a thin retaining rod surrounded by the folded middle parts of said sheet and said foam, and 4. a fabricated channel shape holder clamping said folded sheet, said folded foam around said retaining rod...|
|Toothbrush|| 20060288507 || 20061228 |
| A toothbrush includes a head and a plurality of tooth cleaning elements for enhanced cleaning of the teeth. The tooth cleaning elements include cleaning elements that define a loop arrangement for better retention of the dentifrice, a central cleaning element disposed within the loop, two opposing arcuate cleaning elements disposed on opposite sides of the loop, peripheral cleaning element with a stepped and tapered construction, elongate distal cleaning elements, and proximal cleaning elements.
|Extendable cleaning implement having two support heads|| 20060288508 || 20061228 |
| A cleaning tool 410 designed to be used with at least one cleaning implement/replaceable dusting sleeve/cleaning mitt or cleaning pad 11 is disclosed. The cleaning tool 410 includes a telescoping support 409 comprised of a plurality of telescopingly received shafts or sections (412, 413, 414, 415) wherein one of the shafts is an I-beam 415. The shafts 412, 413, 414 and 415 may be freely extended into a locked fully extended position 401 and released via depression of a first engaging projection 439. A primary support head 416 and secondary support head 418 are pivotally mounted to a forward mount 440 and releasably locked together.
|Threaded connector with interlock|| 20060288509 || 20061228 |
| A threaded connector includes a base and a threaded male portion projecting axially outward from the base. The threaded male portion is adapted to mate with an associated threaded female socket. The threaded male portion includes a helical thread comprising three sections: (i) a lead-in section; (ii) a transitional cam-locking section; and, (iii) a friction-locking section. The friction-locking section is located adjacent the base, the lead-in section is spaced from the base, and the transitional cam-locking section connects the lead-in section to the friction-locking section. The helical thread includes a tip and a root. The lead-in section is defined by a first major diameter at the tip of said thread and the friction-locking section is defined by a second major diameter at the tip of the...|
|Cosmetic brush and method of fixing tuft of bristles of said cosmetic brush|| 20060288511 || 20061228 |
| Disclosed herein is a cosmetic brush and method of fixing tuft of bristles of said cosmetic brush, which can prevent twist of a tuft of bristles, when the tuft of bristles is rotated in a liquid cosmetics having high-viscosity upon the screw-coupling of a cap and a cosmetic container with each other, such that the tuft of bristles implanted at an end of a stem is firmly fixed by means of a cylindrical-shaped metal member.
|Windshield wiper assembly with multiple separately activated wiper strips|| 20060288513 || 20061228 |
| A windshield wiper blade assembly having a plurality of wiper strips on a support, one of the wiper strips being normally positioned to engage a windshield while leaving non-engaged the remainder of the plurality of wiper strips, and rotation means for moving the engaged strip to a non-engaging position and for individually moving another of the plurality of the wiper strips to an engaged position.
|Bare floor shifter for vacuum cleaner|| 20060288522 || 20061228 |
| A bare floor switch assembly for a power head or an upright vacuum cleaner includes a mounting bracket, an idler and idler arm pivotally mounted to the mounting bracket, a biaser for biasing the idler and idler arm to an agitator drive interrupting position and a switch body for engaging and locking the idler arm into an agitator driving position.
|Articulated caster|| 20060288523 || 20061228 |
| An apparatus for supporting an object includes a base assembly and at least three wheels pivotally attached to the base assembly. A pivot arm includes a flange plate at an upper end for attachment to the object. An opposite lower end of the pivot arm includes a universal joint for pivotal motion about two perpendicular axes that is attached to the base assembly. A brake assembly is attached to the pivot arm. The brake assembly includes a first disengaged position and a second engaged position that is latched. When the brake assembly is in the second position, a brake pad is forced downward below a level of a surface and into frictional engagement with the surface. More than one apparatus can also be attached to an...|
|Walker wheel interface|| 20060288525 || 20061228 |
| An improved wheel interface for walkers that includes a spring interface connection between the frame of the walker and the wheel assembly. The walker is able to better absorb shocks that occur when encountering an obstacle such as a curb, allowing the user to avoid the necessity of allowing the walker to fall or to risk falling himself.
|Security door/window stop|| 20060288527 || 20061228 |
| A door stop formed of a suction cup attached to body, typically formed of a block of material such as clear plastic, which may be used to lock sliding glass doors and windows in either a closed or in a partially open position. The suction cup will hold to the glass for up to 3 months and dual suction plugs may be used for added security. The body is designed to tip and press the suction cup down to prevent sliding and thereby hold the stop assembly in place even when a strong horizontal force is applied. The body contains an alarm to discourage intruders in the event that the stop is dislodged from the door.
|Adjustable bumper for door|| 20060288528 || 20061228 |
| A vehicle instrument panel includes a glove box opening defined by a door frame, and a door hinged to the door frame. A threaded aperture is formed in the door frame. A one-piece elastomeric bumper has a threaded shank that threads into the threaded aperture to mount the bumper. The bumper has an abutment face that engages the door to establish a closed position of the door. Rotation of the threaded bumper advances or withdraws the abutment face so that the closed position is adjusted. A detent acts between the door frame and the bumper to retain the bumper at a selected rotary position, with the detent being released when the threaded shank of the bumper is stretched axially. A grip is molded into the bumper...|
|Retaining mechanism for a multi-section slide track assembly|| 20060288529 || 20061228 |
| A retaining mechanism for a multi-section slide track assembly includes a stop actuating assembly and a resilient retainer assembly. The stop actuating assembly is provided on an intermediate slide track of the multi-section slide track assembly while the resilient retainer assembly is provided on an outer slide track of the multi-section slide track assembly. To retain a return movement of the intermediate slide track, the stop actuating assembly is directly engaged with the resilient retainer assembly to provide a high-degree effective operation of retaining reliability. The stop actuating assembly includes a stop-engaging member and a resiliently actuating member combined therewith. The resilient retainer assembly correspondingly includes a resilient stop member which can be engaged with the stop-engaging member for positioning the intermediate slide track, and can...|
|Tool handle with bit carrier|| 20060288531 || 20061228 |
| A tool handle includes a body, a bit carrier, and an actuating member. An end of the body includes a compartment. One of two lateral sides of the body has an opening in communication with the compartment. The bit carrier is mounted in the compartment of the body and movable relative to the body in a longitudinal direction. The bit carrier includes a bit-holding section for holding at least one bit. A retaining member is mounted to the bit carrier for retaining the bit carrier to the body. The actuating member is mounted in the opening of the body. The actuating member is operable to move the bit carrier from a storage position to an ejected position not falling out of the body and to impart...|
|Hinge structure using magnetic force and image input/output device using the hinge|| 20060288533 || 20061228 |
| A hinge structure is provided. The hinge structure uses a magnetic force and includes a shaft, provided at one side of a cover and rotatably supported by a body. At least one permanent magnet having a magnetic field perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the shaft is fixed to the shaft. A shaft operation portion is provided in the cover for rotating the shaft by about 180 degrees and rotating between a first position and a second position by a user's operation. At least one electromagnet is arranged at a position corresponding to the permanent magnet of the body, thereby aiding the opening and closing of the cover and absorbing any impact using a magnetic force between the permanent magnet and the electromagnet.
|Positioning structure for pivotal shaft|| 20060288534 || 20061228 |
| A positioning structure for a pivotal shaft comprises a positioning device for use in the pivotal shaft. The positioning structure is located between a base and a lid of an electronic product, wherein an inner sleeve is pivotally connected to an outer sleeve through an elastic device. The positioning device is composed of a rotation ring and a ring cover. A toothed ring is mounted on each side of the rotation ring, and a limit block is protrudent from the edge of the rotation ring. The ring cover has a locking trench, and the toothed rings are inserted into the locking trench. The elastic device is pre-rotated. When the push-button switch is separated from the buttonhole by pressing, the lid is lifted up by the anti-twist...|
|Displacement lock mlt|| 20060288539 || 20061228 |
| A metal locking tie formed from a locking head and an elongate strap extending through the locking head. The locking head is defined by a top wall a bottom wall and two sides. The locking head includes a slot that extends through the locking head from an entrance end to an exit end. The bottom wall of the locking head has a tab that extends upwardly toward the slot in the locking head. The strap has a first end, a second end, and an aperture therethrough. When the strap is positioned within the locking head the upwardly extending tab of the locking head engages the aperture in the strap. A metal locking tie tool secures the strap to the locking head by displacing a portion of...|
|One-piece cable armor ferrule|| 20060288542 || 20061228 |
| A metal cable armor ferrule includes an outer cylindrical portion and an inner cylindrical portion connected at one end by a radial edge surface, wherein at least the outer cylindrical portion is flared outwardly at an opposite end thereof.