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| 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...|
| 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...|
| 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.
| 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.
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| Interactive store design interface based system|| 20110022946 || 20110127 |
| An apparatus is provided to configure an online shopping portal that includes a plurality of site. The apparatus receives a request to configure a site of the online shopping portal. The apparatus provides a user interface (UI) shell that corresponds to the site. The apparatus provides an option to select a page of the site to configure. Based on the selected page, the UI shell comprises at least one placeholder and at least one UI content. The apparatus provides a selection mechanism configured to select the at least one UI content to be placed in the at least one placeholder.
| Apparatus, method and system for modifying pages|| 20110022938 || 20110127 |
| According to one embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a method of determining, for a first web page in a set of web pages comprising a web site, one or more further web pages from the set of web pages to be identified in the first web page. The method comprises analyzing a log of web pages previously requested from the web site to determine one or more further web pages of the web site to be identified in the first web page, and modifying the first web page to identify the one or more determined further pages.
| Method and system for determining an individual failure rate for the evaluation of an individual complex technical operating equipment|| 20110022894 || 20110127 |
| A method and a system are disclosed for determining an individual failure rate for at least one individual technical operating equipment. For the calculation, a data processing unit receives not only the statistical data and characteristics specific for the type of the technical operating equipment, but also valid characteristic data for the individual technical operating equipment are used. Furthermore, additional characteristic values are used that are derived from information about influences by the site of use and the mode of operation of the individual technical operating equipment in an industrial plant. On the basis of the operating equipment type-specific data, an individualized average failure rate can be formed. Characteristic values associated with the individual operating equipment are used for forming a correcting factor. By linking the...|
| Authentication systems and methods using a packet telephony device|| 20110022844 || 20110127 |
| Packet telephony devices with encryption keys are configured to enable authentication systems and methods for increasing the security of online account access and transactions. The instant disclosure leverages the security in customer equipment hardware such as a terminal adaptor (TA) or router to authenticate a web transaction. A packet telephony device has an encoded encryption key. The encryption key may be used with a display, a user actuable trigger or in a secure connection with a web-enabled device to authenticate a user or a website.
| Security in a mobile communication system|| 20110022843 || 20110127 |
| When a mobile terminal (10), having a basic identity module (12) operative according to a first security standard, initiates a service access, the home network (30) determines whether the mobile terminal has an executable program (14) configured to interact with the basic identity module for emulating an identity module according to the second security standard. If it is concluded that the mobile terminal has such an executable program, a security algorithm is executed at the home network (30) to provide security data according to the second security standard. At least part of these security data are then transferred, transparently to a visited network (20), to the mobile terminal (10). On the mobile terminal side, the executable program (14) is executed for emulating an identity module according...|
| Redundant, multi-dimensional data partitioning: methods, program product and system|| 20110022816 || 20110127 |
| Horizontal partitioning can handle a transaction by accessing a single node only if the transaction is restricted along the single partitioned dimension. Composite partitioning allows for partitioning along more than one dimension, but can only handle a transaction by accessing a single node if the transaction is limited along all partitioned dimensions. A partitioning method partitions a tuple space along more than one dimension and, by storing tuples redundantly, allows transactions restricted along one or more of the partitioned dimensions to be handled by accessing a single node. Other embodiments include a computer program product and a system for partitioning a tuple space.
| Translation usb intermediate device and data rate apportionment usb intermediate device|| 20110022769 || 20110127 |
| One aspect of the technology is an apparatus with a USB intermediate device such as a USB hub or a USB composite device. The USB intermediate device includes control circuitry that performs translation between USB 2 communications of the multiple downstream USB 2 ports and USB 3 SuperSpeed communications of the upstream USB 3 port. Another USB intermediate device includes control circuitry that modifies apportionment of the USB 3 maximum data rate among the multiple downstream USB 2 ports, such that the multiple downstream USB 2 ports communicate at a collective data rate exceeding a USB 2 maximum data rate of USB High Speed. Another USB intermediate device includes control circuitry that performs translation and modifies apportionment. Other aspects are a system with a host computer,...|
| System and method to stack an open nand flash interface module over a minicard|| 20110022761 || 20110127 |
| A system includes a minicard host connector and an open NAND flash interface host connector. The minicard host connector is configured to receive a minicard. The open NAND flash interface host connector is in physical communication with the minicard host connector and configured to receive an open NAND flash interface card. The open NAND flash interface host connector includes first and second retention arms extending from opposite ends of the open NAND flash interface host connector. The open NAND flash interface host connector is sufficiently wide for the minicard host connector to fit between the first and second retention arms.
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| Method and system for estimating a number of users of a website based on lossy compressed data|| 20110022703 || 20110127 |
| The invention relates to a method and system for estimating a number of users of a website. According to the method, it is repeatedly determined that the website is accessed by an entity and data dependent on the entity is determined and stored. The stored data is repeatedly compressed using a lossy compressing algorithm and based on the compressed data a number of users of the website is estimated.
| Media fusion remote access system|| 20110022677 || 20110127 |
| The present invention is a system that receives data in different formats from different devices/applications in the format native to the devices/applications and fuses the data into a common shared audio/video collaborative environment including a composite display showing the data from the different sources in different areas of the display and composite audio. The common environment is presented to users who can be at remote locations. The users are allowed to supply a control input for the different device data sources and the control input is mapped back to the source, thereby controlling the source. The location of the control input on the remote display is mapped to the storage area for that portion of the display and the control data is transmitted to the corresponding...|
| Electronic ticketing system and application method thereof|| 20110022668 || 20110127 |
| A user can book a ticket in advance and after that by means of wireless or/and wire-line transmission a service center replies an acknowledge message which contains a first Internet address to a user-designated portable hand-held device. While the user clicks the web site/address, a corresponding ticket appears or an identification signal appears for identification. After the web site being clicked, the content appeared on the web site is being transferred to a second web site, and while the same application or booking procedure is done again, the first Internet address stored in the electronic ticketing system and a second Internet address will be compared. By means of web site exchanging, the web site being transmitted to the user-designated portable apparatus are non-identical, hence, the tedious...|
| Markup language for incorporating social networking system information by an external website|| 20110022657 || 20110127 |
| A social networking system contains information describing information about users of the social networking system and about various connections among the users. When a user of the social networking system accesses an external website, the external website may send the user a web page containing markup language with instructions to retrieve information associated with a user from a social networking system. The client device processes the annotations and sends a request for social information related to the user to a social networking system, subject perhaps to privacy settings in the social networking system. The user's browser uses the information obtained from the social networking system in response to the request to render the markup language document for display on the user's computer system. This process allows...|
| Indexing of partitioned external data sources|| 20110022582 || 20110127 |
| A computing system hosts a plurality of websites, a plurality of external data sources, and a search service. External resources in each of the external data sources are partitioned among a plurality of external partitions. The search service automatically generates an index comprising index entries. The index entries are partitioned among a plurality of index partitions, each associated with one or more of the websites. For each given index partition, the index entries in the given index partition map terms to resources in the given set of resources that contain the terms. The given set of resources includes web pages in a given set of websites associated with the given index partition and external resources in external partitions used by the given set of websites. The...|
| Internet system for connecting healthcare providers and patients|| 20110022579 || 20110127 |
| An Internet-based system involves a database and search capabilities for connecting patients with healthcare providers, e.g., physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, treatment facilities, etc., and further enables such providers to reach patients with whom they may not otherwise come into contact. A patient may access the healthcare provider information through a search conducted using a search engine, such as Google, Yahoo, etc. Alternatively, a patient may access the company Web site's predetermined Web page that provides search capabilities on its database. A patient may research a healthcare provider based on criteria specified by the patient. Information provided to the patient may be in the form of a report, profile, ratings, etc., including patient-provided information, physician-verified information, and information verified by an independent third party. The verified information...|
| Method of managing website components of a browser|| 20110022571 || 20110127 |
| A method of uninstalling all data and objects relating to a Website is disclosed. The user, upon visiting a Website, registers the site with the uninstall software according to a defined registration event. The registration process creates a Meta URL, to which all data and objects relating to the visited Website are associated. The data and objects include URLs, HTML documents, bookmarks or favorites, temporary browser objects such as embedded multimedia, browser cookies, browser history, and browser plug-ins and extensions. A configuration file, local or remote, or a user interface determines which items are removable. Multiple browsers can share the association between the data and objects relating to a Website and the Meta URL and the user can remove a browser from the shared association.
| Computer algorithm for automatic allele determination from fluorometer genotyping device|| 20110022555 || 20110127 |
| The present invention provides methods and systems for an automated method of identifying allele values from data files derived from processed fluorophore emissions detected during the observation of fluorophore labeled nucleotide probes used in analyzing polymorphic DNA are provided. These methods are used in the rapid and efficient distinguishing of targeted polymorphic DNA sites without control samples.
| Method and system for providing shipment tracking and notifications|| 20110022533 || 20110127 |
| Improved approaches for monitoring status of articles being shipped are disclosed. The monitoring can produce notifications to interested parties. The notifications typically contain status information pertaining to the articles being shipped. Alternatively, interested parties can gain access to status information pertaining to the articles being shipped via a website. According to one embodiment, the status information includes at least position (location) information and shipping conditions information.
| Systems and methods for tracking an object in transit|| 20110022532 || 20110127 |
| A shipping container is used with methods for controlling shipment of a temperature controlled material so that once a customer order is initiated with a customer origin point and a customer destination the shipping container with a phase change material maintaining a sample chamber within the shipping container within a desired temperature range is shipped to the customer origin point where a temperature controlled material is loaded into the sample chamber and then the shipping container is shipped to the customer destination and then returned to a repurposing site and periodic location of the shipping container is tracked by use of a wireless location sensor associated with the shipping container during its shipment. The health of the shipping container, as well as the temperature of its...|
| Method and system for transmitting information via a plurality of different formats|| 20110022528 || 20110127 |
| A method for transmitting a plurality of related data items by a plurality of different formats includes assigning a unique identifier to a plurality of related data items stored on web server. The method further includes a transmitter receiving the unique identifier from a browser function and retrieving the plurality of related data items from the web server storing the unique identifier and the plurality of related data items. The transmitter formats the plurality of related data items into at least one of the different transmission formats and transmits the plurality of related data items by the formats selected by the user. In one embodiment, the browser function is a bookmarklet having the function of sending the unique identifier to the transmitter. In another embodiment, the...|
| System and method of advertising message distribution by employing portable media player|| 20110022519 || 20110127 |
| System and method is disclosed for distributing advertising messages by employing a portable media player. Selected media assets and advertising messages are pre-loaded to the media player based upon a targeted user's personal profile which indicates the user's personal interests in specific media asset groups and in specific advertising message groups. The operation of “pre-loading” may be performed at a manufacturing site or at a point of sales. The selected media assets may be encoded. At least one advertising message is delivered to the user through an output unit of the media player before a selected media asset is decoded and is delivered. The storage capacity of a storage unit of the device is managed by a software module. Each pre-loaded media asset and advertising message...|
| Loyalty rewards optimization bill payables and receivables service|| 20110022514 || 20110127 |
| For several accounts receivable, a reward account is determined as the account that receives the largest deposit to the loyalty reward balance thereof by a payment of the account receivable. For each reward account, a deficient reward account is found if the currency balance for the reward account is not sufficient for the payment of the account payable. For each deficiency reward account, if identified accounts receivables can be deposited such that the currency balance thereof will be sufficient to pay the account payable, then payments are made of: (i) the identified accounts receivables as corresponding deposits to the currency balance of the deficiency reward account such that the currency balance thereof is sufficient for the payment of the account payable; and (ii) the account payable...|
| Systems and method for establishing a data-path between a mobile station and a home access service network gateway|| 20110022504 || 20110127 |
| The present invention relates to systems and methods for establishing a data-path between a mobile station and a home access service network gateway (“ASN-GW”). During the authentication process, a visited ASN-GW receives a first message that identifies a home ASN-GW associated with the mobile station. After the mobile station has been authenticated, the visited ASN-GW receives a first data-path request message from a base station serving the mobile station, requesting a path for data-packet communication for the mobile station that extends between base station and the visited ASN-GW. The visited ASN-GW responsively uses the received identification to send a second data-path request message to the home ASN-GW which requests a path for data-packet communication that extends between the base station and the home ASN-GW. Once the...|
| Video e-commerce|| 20110022500 || 20110127 |
| Video e-commerce network, module and methods. In one embodiment, a product/service catalog which includes a video playlist, is delivered to a viewer via a published video e-commerce module. In one embodiment, the catalog is customized based on the website that published the module and/or the viewer of the module. In one embodiment, the viewer may complete the purchase of a product/service in the catalog within the module.
| Personal mobile shopping network - a method of sales and retailing involving multimedia messaging feature of mobile cellular phones and pda devices|| 20110022499 || 20110127 |
| The method and apparatus of the present invention relates to a method of selling merchandise, particularly clothing fashions and accessories, to customers via multimedia text messages through the customer's mobile cell phone device. Initially, potential customers will be directed to sign up to be placed on the network list, providing cell phone number, name, and address. Once the person is a registered member of the network it will be able to receive the multimedia message alerts of items that are available for sale. The alert will contain a picture of the item, short description of the item, retail price, sale price where applicable, and the multiple media options for transactions and purchase, as well as the website where the item is located for further viewing. This...|
| Creation and maintenance of an electronic commerce listings catalog|| 20110022497 || 20110127 |
| A dynamic listings catalog may be generated from a plurality of auction listings to allow a more robust user experience in viewing these catalogs, a more personalized grouping of ecommerce items, and facilitate rendering and embedding within a third party website. A listings catalog is defined as a compilation of ecommerce listings within a rich media environment and does not require page-by-page loading of listing sites as a user sequences through them. One natural consequence of the ability to dynamically group and catalog listing sites is that micro-communities may be developed. A micro-community is defined as a group of users (either sellers or buyers) that share one or more commonalities and that are integrated together to facilitate ecommerce within the grouping.
| 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.
| 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...|
| 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...|
| Website browsing system, server and client terminal|| 20110016403 || 20110120 |
| Web contents prepared for browsing by a PC is converted into an image showing a view when the webpage is browsed using a PC. Pieces of UI information are extracted from the web contents and XY coordinate values of each piece of UI information are acquired. This information indicates positions where the pieces of UI information are arranged on the image. A mobile terminal displaying the image controls these pieces of UI information. Accordingly, web contents for a PC are rapidly browsed and operated on a mobile terminal and so on, without deterioration in design of the web contents.
| Methods and apparatus for updating index information while adding and updating documents in a distributed network|| 20110016226 || 20110120 |
| Systems and methods are described herein for updating documents in a distributed network. When a new document needs to be added to the network, or when changes are to be made to an existing document, keywords are extracted from the document and used to generate update messages for each keyword. The nodes responsible for each keyword are determined. The individual update messages are consolidated into a composite update messages that is sent to a first node in the network. The first node extracts those portions of the composite message associated with it, and forwards the composite message to a second node in the network.
| Multiple instance commercial browser website test agent|| 20110016205 || 20110120 |
| A website test environment invokes multiple instances of a commercial browser, and captures invocations of browser operations for gathering performance data without interference from other instances or multiple occurrences of the operating system (OS). Commercial browsers often employ constraints that assume only a single instantiation is executing on a particular machine. Configurations allow each instance to present as a separate user, thus avoiding conflicts that may arise from temporary files and network connections, for example. Each browser instance operates as a performance agent and dynamically links with a set of entry points for accessing performance related browser operations. As each agent invokes native (OS specific) machine functions for network access via particular entry points, configurations disclosed herein redirect the entry points to a collection layer of...|
| System and method for the selection of context sensitive user profile fragments|| 20110016161 || 20110120 |
| A method and system for collecting and generating context sensitive data for consumer profiles and presenting a contemporaneous context sensitive model of consumer preferences to a user. An interpreter module obtains event data of a user's activity and obtains personal user data. The interpreter module associates the event data with context information using predetermined context parameters and selects profile fragments corresponding to the context information. An assembly module generates a composite profile from the profile fragments, and a personalization module prepares a model of the user's composite profile which can be displayed.
| Profile-based and dictionary based graph caching|| 20110016154 || 20110120 |
| Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for caching portions of a Deterministic Finite Automata (DFA) graph during a compilation stage prior to a run-time stage that identifies attack traffic based on the graph. Cacheable components are identified based on a traffic profile, a dictionary of keywords, and/or a geometrical configuration of the graph. Techniques are disclosed for performing various types of caching alone or in combination with other types. Caching based on a dictionary or profile exploit a tendency of graph traversals performed during non-attack scenarios to remain near root nodes that correspond to the start of patterns designating blacklist traffic. By caching nodes that are near root nodes and that are visited frequently during peacetime (non-attack) scenarios, significant cache hits may be achieved during run-time execution....|
| System and method for managing user profiles|| 20110016119 || 20110120 |
| The present invention relates to a system and method for managing user profiles based on keyword content associated with a user. The user associated keyword content represents a website requested by the user or video data viewed by the user, in which the user profile is created and maintained at the customer premise equipment as opposed to the network infrastructure associated with the service provider. For example, the system includes a customer premise equipment (CPE) configured to create a user profile. The user profile includes at least one keyword representing keyword content associated with the user and at least one score representing importance of a corresponding keyword.
| Search engine and indexing techniques|| 20110016106 || 20110120 |
| A local search engine geographically indexes information for searching by identifying a geocoded web page of a web site and identifying at least one geocodable web page of the web site. The system identifies a geocode contained within content of the geocoded web page of the web site. The geocode indicates a physical location of an entity associated with the web site. The system indexes content of the geocoded web page and content of the geocodable web page. The indexing including associating the geocode contained within content of the geocoded web page to the indexed content of the geocoded web page and the geocodable web page to allow geographical searching of the content of the web pages.
| Centralized web-based system for automatically executing search engine optimization principles for one, or more website(s)|| 20110016104 || 20110120 |
| A system and method to optimize one or more website's organic listing at one or more search engine engines is described. Several embodiments include methods and systems for building and applying customizable website search engine optimization best practice rules, thereby modifying data associated with one or more websites to achieve a desired result. The desired result, which is augmented/compounded by the greater number of websites using the system and method, is an improvement of the organic ranking of the website(s) with respect to one or more search engines.
| Optimal sequential (de)compression of digital data|| 20110016096 || 20110120 |
| Methods and apparatus involve an original data stream arranged as a plurality of symbols. Of those symbols, all possible tuples are identified and the highest or most frequently occurring tuple is determined. A new symbol is created and substituted for each instance of the highest occurring tuple, which results in a new data stream. The new data stream is encoded and its size determined. Also, a size of a dictionary carrying all the original and new symbols is determined. The encoding size, the size of the dictionary and sizes of any other attendant overhead is compared to a size of the original data to see if compression has occurred, and by how much. Upon reaching pre-defined objectives, compression ceases. Decompression occurs oppositely. Other features include resolving...|
| System and method for aggregation and analysis of information|| 20110016030 || 20110120 |
| The invention provides a system and method for automated data analysis in which data agents are located and operate at each member site or data source (i.e., locally). These agents access stored data at the data source or member sites, process the data and also aggregate the results. The aggregated results from each of the member sites are then forwarded to and further aggregated at a central analytic hub. The central analytic hub contains a centralized application which can further aggregate each of the aggregated results and perform a final analysis. These results are then delivered to the requestor without any ability to identify individual data sources, or records from those sources.
| Systems and methods for scripted content delivery|| 20110016021 || 20110120 |
| The present subject matter relates generally to systems and methods for adding interactive functionality to a website, other digital media objects, and computer processor applications. Systems and methods for adding functionality to a web page served by a first web-server, may include receiving, at a second web-server, a request from a client-computer for code to add purchase functionality to the web-page. The code may be sent to the client-computer based on the request. A further request may be received from the client-computer containing information about objects identified in the web-page as relating to the purchase functionality and a request for information about the objects. Information about the objects may be sent to the client-computer based on the further request. An instruction to complete the purchase may...|
| Pricing by historical comparison|| 20110016020 || 20110120 |
| In some embodiments, techniques for pricing may include detecting a visitor at an e-commerce site, determining that an item offered for sale at the e-commerce site is of potential interest to the visitor, detecting another e-commerce site at which the user has viewed the item, determining a historical price, wherein the historical price is associated with a web page, wherein the web page offered the item at the other e-commerce site, calculating an offering price, wherein the offering price is based on the historical price, offering the item to the visitor at the offering price, and selling the item to the visitor at the offering price.
| Online e-commerce and networking system with user-participated advertisements, joint online purchasing and dynamic user interactions|| 20110016014 || 20110120 |
| Methods and systems are provided for facilitating user joint purchasing and user-participated online advertisements, including: providing means for a user to request joint purchasing of products and services online; subtracting sponsoring amount provided by users' sponsors from the listed prices of products and services; dividing the cost of products and services among users participated in joint purchasing; receiving separate payments from such users; delivering products and services based on system configurations and user joint purchasing instructions; integrating existing third party online advertisements with user incentives; and enabling users to create and modify online advertisements for entities and individuals, wherein said advertisements can be customized or designed by said users. Such methods and systems further include: providing group and role-based security for users; providing means for external...|
| Multiple criteria buying and selling model|| 20110016010 || 20110120 |
| A multiple criteria buying and selling system and method is provided. A seller initially establishes a deal structure for a product, which provides seller defined selling criteria information relating to the purchasing of the product, such as volume per unit price, quality, delivery time and warranty information. A buyer will be able to review a list of deals if the seller's selling criteria matches a buyer defined buying criteria. The deal structure is preferably set up so as to provide buyers with both price and non-price criteria information that the buyer's would consider important in a purchase of the type of product being offered by the seller. The deal structure is electronically made available to potential buyers of the product. For example, the deal structure may...|
| Products having a scent name selected by consumers|| 20110015965 || 20110120 |
| A method of providing an Internet Web site to obtain consumer's feedback to scents is an effective way to making consumer products.
| Systems and methods for automated rental management|| 20110015954 || 20110120 |
| Systems and methods for automated vacation rental management via a website configured to allow property owners to be able to list their home or unit and information about the home or unit on the site for users to view and book rentals. The system allows the home or unit owners to be able to administer their own pages that are listing their homes, e.g. by editing their profile, rates, etc. Users are able to search by location and book times to stay at the vacation home, without interaction with the owner. The system enables automated management of the vacation property, via online payment of deposits and rental fees, automated updating of booking calendars, and automated communication between renters, cleaners, owners and any other entities associated with...|
| Method of providing children's restraint devices at consolidated car rental facilities and public carrier terminals|| 20110015953 || 20110120 |
| A system and method are presented for providing a service to travelers to enable them to acquire, at one's destination, essential items that may be checked or carried on an aircraft or available at an alternative mode of transportation, such items including child restraint devices for use in cars, mobility assistance devices. A consumer may initiate a rental of the child's restraint device through either an operating company's website, a car leasing or rental company's website, airline website that would furnish a link to the operating company's site, or at the point of purchase. Upon initiating a reservation, the consumer would initiate data file containing reservation to the operating company's website. The method is responsive to the needs of travelers, airlines, airports, and other public carriers...|
| Evaluation of website visitor based on value grade|| 20110015951 || 20110120 |
| Evaluating website visitors includes: obtaining historical sample information of a plurality of past website visitors; based on the historical sample information, determining a plurality of value grades (cj) of the past website visitors and a respective plurality of rates of occurrence (P(cj)) for the plurality of value grades, wherein j=1, . . . , N, and N is an integer; determining a visitor characteristic probability (P(X)) and a plurality of conditional visitor characteristic probabilities given the plurality of value grades (P(X...|
| Algorithm for the efficient calculation of multiple fiber group materials within a specified fem|| 20110015905 || 20110120 |
| A method for calculating multi-directional composites in FEM simulations for designing a high pressure tank. The method starts by reading data for the simulation including fiber orientation and composite material properties. Then, for every FEM element, the method calculates the stiffness of directional plies and converts the calculated stiffness into a local coordinate system for each ply. The method then calculates the stiffness of packets of fiber orientations as a layer set-up. The method then calculates engineering constants for the layer set-up and the equivalents for the stress limit for the layer set-up. The method then uses the engineering constants to calculate the stresses on the FEM elements and determines whether the calculated stress is above a predetermined stress limit for each element. If the calculated...|
| Navigation device|| 20110015857 || 20110120 |
| A navigation device includes: an along-route scroll mode determining unit 44 for determining whether or not a cursor on a screen is placed on a guidance route; a thick line highlight processing unit 45 for, when the cursor is placed on the guidance route, making a transition to an along-route scroll mode to highlight a line segment of the cursor indicating a direction of a destination and another line segment of the cursor extending in a direction opposite to that of the line segment; and a scroll processing unit 46 for, when a direction key indicating the direction of the thick-highlighted line segment indicating the direction of the destination, scrolling the map toward the direction of the destination, and for, when a direction key indicating the...|
| Vehicle position transmission system, vehicle, and vehicle position transmission program|| 20110015820 || 20110120 |
| A system and the like capable of reporting a position of a vehicle to outside at an appropriate frequency, while saving communication cost is provided. According to a vehicle position transmission system 10 of the present invention, after an IGN switch 101 of a vehicle 1 is switched from ON to OFF, the vehicle position transmission system 10 is transited from an operating state to a stand-by state. Then, in the case where a transition requirement of the vehicle position transmission system 10 to a sleeping state is satisfied, a wireless communication equipment 14 transmits a position signal to a vehicle management center 2, and thereafter a vehicle position transmission system 10 is transited to the sleeping state.
| Energy management system and method|| 20110015802 || 20110120 |
| According to an aspect of the disclosure, a home energy management system and method includes a temperature controlling apparatus comprising a user interface capable of receiving a user input to alter a temperature operating condition at a site. A memory is configured to store at least one temperature set-point received from a network. The user interface is a non-programmable user interface configured to not allow a user to input a temperature schedule at the user interface, wherein the memory is further configured to store multiple temperature set-points received from the network and a processor is configured to deploy a current set-point stored within the memory.
| Plasticized bone and soft tissue grafts and methods of making and using same|| 20110015757 || 20110120 |
| The present invention provides a plasticized dehydrated or freeze-dried bone and/or soft tissue product that does not require special conditions of storage, for example refrigeration or freezing, exhibits materials properties that approximate those properties present in normal hydrated tissue, is not brittle, does not necessitate rehydration prior to clinical implantation and is not a potential source for disease transmission. The invention replaces water in the molecular structure of the bone or soft tissue matrix with one or more plasticizers allowing for dehydration of the tissue, yet not resulting in an increase in brittleness of the plasticized product, and resulting in compressive and/or tensile properties similar to those of normal hydrated bone. Replacement of the chemical plasticizers by water prior to implantation is not required and thus,...|
| Articular implant comprising at least two cavities|| 20110015754 || 20110120 |
| The present invention relates to a device for the replacement of a permanent articular prosthesis at an implant site, comprising a stem (1) suited to being fixed to a support bone, connected to a head (2) suited to being arranged in an articular area, comprising at least two different cavities (3) with leak tight walls formed at the head (2) made of a thermoplastic material, said cavities (3) emerging at the surface of the device in contact with the implant site, and means for separating (4) cavities (3) from the implant site, enabling the diffusion of a liquid on either side of said separating means.
| 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...|
| 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.
| 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...|
| 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.
| Automated system and method for creating a web site based on a subject using information available on the internet|| 20090327923 || 20091231 |
| Embodiments of the present invention provide automatic systems and methods for creating a web site based on a particular subject using information available on the Internet. Creating and maintaining a web site with updated content can be very time and resource consuming. Therefore, it is desirable to create and maintain such a site with an automatic system and method using information available on the Internet. To create such a site, the subject of the web site is determined first. Afterwards, search terms related to the subject of the web site are entered to conduct searches on the Internet for information relevant to the web site. The search results are used to populate databases for this web site. User contribution of additional content to a web site...|
| Application user interface with navigation bar showing current and prior application contexts|| 20090327920 || 20091231 |
| A graphical user interface for a portable electronic device includes an application display region that displays a current application context of an application and a navigation bar adjacent to the application display region. The navigation bar includes two horizontally adjacent regions, comprising a current context region for displaying an indicator of the current application context and a prior context region for displaying an indicator of an application context preceding the current application context. The application display region simulates shifting of the application display in a first direction upon detecting user selection of the prior context region, and simulates shifting of the application display in a second direction, opposite the first direction, upon detecting user selection of an application context different from the current application context and...|
| Supporting brand assets in a social networking service|| 20090327906 || 20091231 |
| Brand assets including iconography, background images, slogans, and the like are supported in a social networking service by an arrangement that enables service members to visit a brand site to select and then embed the brand assets into their personal profile on the service. Brand assets can then be treated as any other asset used by the member and may thus be shared with other users, rated, and discussed. Brands can be associated with a variety of different brand sources including, for example, personalities, artists, celebrities, products, services, and institutions, in both commercial and non-commercial contexts.
| Referrer-based website personalization|| 20090327863 || 20091231 |
| Personalization of content of a web site for a user based on a web site that a user arrives from is disclosed. For example, the content of the web site from which the user arrives (i.e. the originating page), as well as the content of the web page the user has arrived to (i.e. the target page), may be categorized as pertaining to particular subjects or topics. Any time a user comes from an originating page, the subject categories for the originating page and the target page may be compared to determine if like categories exist between the pages. In the event that like categories are found, the target page may be personalized based on those categories.
| User imposed power constraints on web server based on user preferences|| 20090327775 || 20091231 |
| Web application users are able to specify power constraints for remote web servers. These may be based on individual performance needs and energy-conservation desires. They enable the user to exercise control over the amount of energy that the web server expends in serving the needs of the user. The invention may employ such features as vertical scaling using power capacity on demand (CUoD) type functionality. The method includes providing a user-interactive interface to enable the user to indicate a preference for power restrictions with respect to its web requests. The user then instructs the web site provider to reduce power consumption in response to the user's request. The user specifies a reduction in overall power consumption for the user's needs, such as instructing the web service...|
| System, method and computer program product for copying data|| 20090327627 || 20091231 |
| A storage system and a method for copying data is provided. The method includes storing data at a first storage unit of a primary site, transferring the data from the first storage unit to a second storage unit of a remote site and updating shadow storage unit metadata to reflect the storing of the data at the first storage unit, and copying, in response to the updating of the shadow storage unit metadata, the data from an entity that differs from the shadow storage unit to a third storage unit.
| Global traffic management system using ip anycast routing and dynamic load-balancing|| 20090327489 || 20091231 |
| A method and apparatus for serving content requests using global and local load balancing techniques is provided. Web site content is cached using two or more point of presences (POPs), wherein each POP has at least one DNS server. Each DNS server is associated with the same anycast IP address. A domain name resolution request is transmitted to the POP in closest network proximity for resolution based on the anycast IP address. Once the domain name resolution request is received at a particular POP, local load balancing techniques are performed to dynamically select the appropriate Web server at the POP for use in resolving the domain name resolution request. Approaches are described for handling bursts of traffic at a particular POP, security, and recovering from the...|
| Systems and methods for mapping user experiences in network navigation|| 20090327402 || 20091231 |
| In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for mapping user experiences over a network include tracking user navigation events through a network site of a resource provider, identifying recurring navigation events of the user, and generating a map of the user navigation events and the recurring navigation events as a user experience. The systems and methods for mapping user experiences, as disclosed herein, provide improved analysis of network site usage patterns for purposes of streamlining and optimizing network site operation.
| Managing user personal information across web sites|| 20090327397 || 20091231 |
| A method of managing user personal information across a set of service provider sites is implemented, preferably as a web browser plug-in function. As a user navigates to a service provider web site and performs an interaction involving user identity attribute data, the interaction is recorded for later replay. Typically, the interaction is a graphical user interface (GUI) interaction. At a later time, previously-recorded interactions at service provider sites are replayed automatically, i.e., without requiring the user to navigate back to the individual sites and perform the interactions, and (during the replay operation) the user's previously-entered identity attribute data is located and retrieved. A display of the identity attribute data collected from the service provider sites then can be examined, e.g., for any inconsistency among the...|
| method for measuring web site performance|| 20090327353 || 20091231 |
| An approach for systematically and objectively assessing the health of a web site, or other complex system, using two layers of information. A scoring method is used to provide an objective qualitative judgment, together with detailed areas of analysis if desired. A set of metrics is identified, and a health score for each metric is calculated based upon assessment parameters or angles, based upon the actual data and upon the expectations. The overall health score of the system is then calculated as a composite metric based upon the individual metric health scores. A total score, together with a visual representation of the individual metric scores, is presented to the end user. The two layers of information utilized in the general framework include the domain (which determines...|
| Electronic product design|| 20090327351 || 20091231 |
| Automated electronic document design systems and method for designing and modifying product templates. When a user initiates a product design session, a product template is presented for user editing and a product description identifier is assigned to the product being designed. Document templates are assembled from individual composite elements. The individual identifiers of the component elements that make up the template being viewed by the user are associated with the description identifier. Tools are provided to allow a user to change one or more of the composite elements of the template. When a user changes an element, the identifier of the newly selected element is associated with the description identifier. Component elements of one template can be individually used, as appropriate, to prepare customized templates for...|
| Hierarchy extraction from the websites|| 20090327338 || 20091231 |
| The present invention provides methods and systems for building object hierarchy. The method includes: obtaining a set of web pages from a website; conducting an inter-page analysis on the obtained web pages to extract a hierarchy of the web pages; conducting an intra-page analysis on each of the obtained web pages to identify the semantic blocks within the web page and extract a hierarchy of the semantic blocks for all the web pages; and fusing the hierarchy of the semantic blocks with the hierarchy of the web pages to generate a coordinated hierarchy. In one embodiment, the nodes on the generated coordinated hierarchy are then mapped into corresponding objects to generate the coordinated object hierarchy. Compared with the prior arts, the object hierarchy building systems and...|
| Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing context triggered distribution of context models|| 20090327327 || 20091231 |
| A method for providing context triggered distribution of context models may include receiving current context information related to a first device, accessing a context profile and a security profile associated with the first device, and developing a composite context tree based on at least a portion of the current context information related to the first device and context information related to at least one other device based at least in part on the context profile defining, for a current context of the first device, aspects of the current context information to be utilized for the developing of the composite context tree. An apparatus and computer program product corresponding to the method are also provided.
| Systems and methods for tokenizing and interpreting uniform resource locators|| 20090327304 || 20091231 |
| Aspects include methods, computer readable storing instructions for such methods, and systems for processing text strings such as URLs that comprise patterns of parameters and values for such parameters, delimited in a site-specific manner. Such aspects provide for accepting a number of text strings that are expected to have a common delimiting strategy, then deeply tokenizing those text strings to arrive at a set of tokens from which are selected anchor tokens used to form patterns having the anchor tokens separated by wildcard portions for recursive processing. The patterns formed can be mapped to a tree of nodes. Information concerning relationships between nodes and between tokens within a given node, as well as other heuristics concerning which tokens are parameters and which are values can be...|
| Method and system for performing a search on a network|| 20090327287 || 20091231 |
| A computer-implemented method and system for performing a trusted search is described. A credibility score is assigned to a Web site based on whether the Web site meets at least a portion of trust criteria. The Web site is stored in an index of trusted Web sites if the credibility score assigned to the Web site is within a predefined range of credibility scores. The Web site is displayed on a machine if the Web site is determined to contain information that is relevant to a search query.
| Techniques for web site integration|| 20090327283 || 20091231 |
| Disclosed is a method and device for finding documents, such as Web pages, for presentation to a user, automatically or in response to a user expression of interest, which documents are part of a Web site being accessed by the user, and which documents relate to a document, such as a Web page, being accessed in the Web site. The method takes advantage of information retrieval techniques. The method generates the search query to use to find documents by reference to the text of the document in the Web site being accessed by the user. The method further uses a weighting function to weigh the terms used in the search query.
| System and method for ranking web content|| 20090327278 || 20091231 |
| A system and a method of ranking items comprising content published and updated in predefined websites through at least one communication network, where the websites enable viewers to respond to the items by inserting and transmitting responses to the items. The system and method enable monitoring the websites to identify items and content of the items; measuring parameters for each item of each of the predefined websites, where the parameters include responses associated with the item; and time parameter relating to the responses, and where the parameters are measured within predefined time-intervals; and ranking each item of each website at each predefined time-interval, according to a predefined calculation including the measured parameters.
| Automated system and method for creating a content-rich site based on an emerging subject of internet search|| 20090327275 || 20091231 |
| Embodiments of the present invention provide automatic systems and methods for creating a web site based on an emerging subject, which is also a search keyword, by analyzing search activities (or data) of Internet users of a popular Internet search engine. Analysis of search activity data of the Internet search engine can also provide search keywords that are most related to the emerging subject, and Internet sites with content relevant to the emerging subject. To create such a web site that is of interests to Internet users, the emerging subject and related search keywords mentioned above can be searched on Internet sites identified to have content relevant to the emerging subject. The search results are used to populate databases for this web site. After the web...|
| Providing targeted information for entertainment-oriented searches|| 20090327268 || 20091231 |
| Systems and methods for providing immediate access to comprehensive information and answers on a set of related search engine results pages for common searches executed in the entertainment domain relating to, for instance, music, musicians, movies and celebrities. Upon receipt of a keyword-based search query, a decision is made regarding what the user actually wanted to see as a search result. This information is then automatically presented in a dedicated region of the keyword search results page, typically with links to more refined information. Upon selection of a link, the refined information is also displayed in a dedicated region of the keyword search results page. In this way, the user does not have to navigate multiple, different user interfaces on a variety of different web sites...|
| Intellegent data search engine|| 20090327249 || 20091231 |
| Automatically extracting information that matches a predetermined criterion from one or more web pages at one or more web sites and automatically producing one or more extracted data-field names from the information extracted from the one or more web pages at the one or more web sites. The extracted information includes at least one extracted data-field value associated with one of the one or more extracted data-field names. If one of the extracted data-field names matches an existing data-field name in a previously constructed data base including one or more data fields each associated with a data-field name and a data-field value, the method updates an extracted data-field value associated with the data-field name in the data base. If one of the extracted data field names...|
| Web forum crawling using skeletal links|| 20090327237 || 20091231 |
| A method and system for identifying informative links of a web site for use in crawling the web site is provided. A forum crawler analyzes sample web pages of a web forum to identify informative links and then crawls the web forum by following links determined to be informative and not following other links. The forum crawler system determines whether links are informative based on whether they are part of the overall structure of the web site or are used to select sequential information that has been split onto multiple web pages.
| System and method for selecting candidates from a family of candidates|| 20090327186 || 20091231 |
| A technique facilitates selection of underground substance storage sites. Criteria are established to enable evaluation of a plurality of underground storage sites for storing a given substance. Optimal goals or targets are determined, and the potentially numerous and varied criteria are assessed against those optimal goals. A predetermined rational method is used to process and evaluate the criteria in a manner that ultimately enables selection of a desirable storage site.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|Sheet attachment device and method of use|| 20080313869 || 20081225 |
| A device for attachment to sheet material such as a tarpaulin, pool cover or bag includes an elongated bar having first and second raised mounting surfaces as well as an open ended elongated sleeve for receiving the bar and a sheet of material positioned around the bar. The elongated sleeve also has a slit which extends from one open end of the sleeve to its other open end and which enables sheet material positioned around the bar and received in the sleeve to extend outwardly through the slit on opposite sides of the bar. The generally raised mounting surfaces are sized and configured to project outwardly from the bar through the slit when the bar is received in the sleeve so that the bar can be...|
|Test gas leak detection using a composite membrane|| 20080313881 || 20081225 |
| A leak detector includes a leak detector inlet to receive a test gas; a vacuum pump coupled to the leak detector inlet; a test gas sensing unit connected through a passage to the leak detector inlet; and a membrane that is permeable to the test gas disposed in the passage between the leak detector inlet and the test gas sensing unit, the membrane having a permeance to the test gas that varies by less than five percent over a temperature range of T0−20K to T0+20K, where T0 is a design temperature. In addition, methods are provided for making a composite membrane that includes a semi-permeable membrane and a porous membrane. Furthermore, a reference leak, which includes a composite membrane is provided.
|Tool for bearings|| 20080313888 || 20081225 |
| A bearing tool includes a first ring, whose inner diameter is larger than the outer diameter of the inner ring of the bearing and whose outer diameter is larger than the inner diameter of the outer ring of the bearing; a second ring, which is coaxial with the first ring, has an outer diameter smaller than the inner diameter of the first ring and the inner diameter of the outer ring of the bearing, and has an inner diameter smaller than the outer diameter of the inner ring of the bearing; and a force-exerting part, which provides an action force to change the axial relative position between the coaxial first and second rings. The bearing is coaxially held between the first and second rings, so that...|
|Sensor with layered electrodes|| 20080313896 || 20081225 |
| A thin film sensor, such as a glucose sensor, is provided for transcutaneous placement at a selected site within the body of a patient. The sensor includes several sensor layers that include conductive layers and includes a proximal segment defining conductive contacts adapted for electrical connection to a suitable monitor, and a distal segment with sensor electrodes for transcutaneous placement. The sensor electrode layers are disposed generally above each other, for example with the reference electrode above the working electrode and the working electrode above the counter electrode. The electrode layers are separated by dielectric layer.
|Method of manufacturing an ink jet printhead|| 20080313901 || 20081225 |
| This invention relates to a method of manufacturing an ink jet printhead, said printhead comprising a substrate and an ink barrier layer formed on said substrate, said method comprising the steps of: arranging a nozzle plate in which there is formed a plurality of nozzles suitable for the ejection of ink drops, said nozzle plate comprising an upper surface and a lower surface, said upper surface being on the side of the ejection of ink drops and said lower surface being opposite to said upper surface; depositing on said upper surface a first coating including a first layer comprising silicon carbide, while maintaining said nozzle plate at a first deposition temperature not larger than 250° C.; depositing on said lower surface a second coating including a...|
|Cutter blade assembly and dry shaver for variable height of cut|| 20080313910 || 20081225 |
| A dry shaver unit includes a housing and a cutter blade assembly mounted in the housing. The cutter blade assembly includes a cutter blade and cooperating shear blade arrangement. The thickness of the shear blade varies over its surface, such that the spacing between a portion of the skin engaging surface of the shear blade and the opposite face thereof is increased as compared with the spacing required to achieve a “close shave”. The cutter blade assembly is mounted in the housing such that a plurality of portions of the shear blade having different thicknesses are simultaneously available for application to a surface to be shaved.
|Template apparatus|| 20080313916 || 20081225 |
| A template apparatus is provided for the construction of a wall frame. A base section includes a plurality of base units. Each base unit has two ends and has two legs generally situated at an angle to one another to form an apex; A cross member is connected to both legs opposite from the apex. A pair of journal plates, are secured to the apex at each end and extending away from the cross members. A journal is located in each journal plate above the apex. A support shaft is mounted to rotate in the journals. A template section is mounted on the support shaft. The template section includes a plurality of longitudinal members. Each longitudinal member is secured to the support shaft. A pair of...|
|Reusable worker housing and methods relating thereto|| 20080313974 || 20081225 |
| Consideration is given to parameters for providing re-use of worker housing in similar, or the same, applications at other sites or other projects as well as parameters governing re-use for alternate secondary uses usually common to the area of initial use, thereby avoiding transport for long distances or wasteful disposal of worker housing structures. Secondary uses for manufactured worker housing modules according to the present invention can be, for example, smaller or reconfigured dormitory-style housing or residences or family housing.
|Modular two-piece floor tile|| 20080313984 || 20081225 |
| A two-piece modular floor tile includes a top member formed from wood or stone, and a support member formed from plastic and wood composite material. Each of the top and support members is of substantially rectangular. The support member is adapted to increase air circulation and decrease moisture accumulation, and does not tend to be damaged by rot and termites. In one embodiment, the support member includes a plurality of parallel longitudinal internal channels. In another embodiment, the support member includes a longitudinal projection at one side and a longitudinal mated groove at the other side. In yet another embodiment, the support member includes a plurality of parallel longitudinal bottom troughs. In a further embodiment, the top member includes a plurality of shaped elements secured together.
|Composite article for constructing floors|| 20080313990 || 20081225 |
| A composite for constructing concrete floors is completely factory assembled and comprises a body of expanded plastic having at least two parallel channels, open on the upper surface of the panel, extending the length of the article, adapted to be filled with concrete. A steel reinforcement bar fabric is installed into each channel, which may comprise at least two parallel steel bars connected by cross bars. At least some cross bars extend beyond a lowest reinforcement fabric bar to provide spikes long enough to pass through the plastic bottom and protrude therefrom. One or more sheet metal shrouds with at least one row of aligned holes matching those of the protruding spike ends are applied to the underside surface of the plastic body hung from the...|
|Process for making insulated concrete tilt-up walls and resultant product|| 20080313991 || 20081225 |
| In a method of making insulated concrete tilt-up panels, an insulating material such as polystyrene is formed into a desired shape corresponding to the panel shape. Attachment grooves are formed across the surface of the insulating material. Preferably, the attachment grooves have a substantially triangular cross-section. The insulating material is laid groove-side-up in a concrete form and wet concrete is poured into the form. The concrete fills the grooves, attaching the insulation to the concrete panel. When the concrete is cured, the panel may be stood up and set in place so that the insulating material forms the exterior surface of the panel. A finishing material may be applied to the exterior surface of the panel. A panel set for use in constructing low-income residential housing...|
|Medicine dispensing/packaging apparatus|| 20080314002 || 20081225 |
| [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] This medicine dispensing/packaging apparatus comprises a tablet feed means (2), a carrying means (27), a supporting means (58), and a dispensing/packaging means (4). The tablet feed means (2) is formed by continuously connecting, to each other, tablet storage parts (7) storing packages of tablets and having openable bottom plates (13) rotatably about pivot shafts, and the bottom plates (13) are rotated about one side of the continuously connecting direction. The carrying means (27) converts the direction of the tablet feed means (2) at least in the vertical lower direction after carrying the tablet feed means (2) horizontally to the opposite side of the rotating center of the bottom plate (13). The supporting means (58) supports the bottom plates (13) of the tablet...|
|Fiber collecting media strip for a mist eliminator|| 20080314009 || 20081225 |
| A fiber bed mist eliminator has a fiber bed which is formed of a composite fiber bed collecting media strip including a collection layer which is not subjected to needle punching. The fiber bed can be made very thin while retaining high efficiency in removing small particles of aerosol from a gas stream passing through the fiber bed. The fiber bed collecting media strip lends itself to be applied to the mist eliminator by spirally wrapping the element onto the mist eliminator. The fiber bed collecting media strip can overlap itself to seal at the locations where the fiber element overlaps itself. The fiber bed collecting media strip can be provided to the field in different formats for use in making a mist eliminator fiber bed.
|Composite filter media|| 20080314010 || 20081225 |
| A composite filter media structure includes, in an exemplary embodiment, a base substrate that includes a nonwoven synthetic fabric formed from a plurality of fibers with a spunbond process. The base substrate has a minimum filtration efficiency of about 50%, measured in accordance with ASHRAE 52.2-1999 test procedure A nanofiber layer is deposited on one side of the base substrate. The composite filter media structure has a minimum filtration efficiency of about 75%, measured in accordance with ASHRAE 52.2-1999 test procedure.
|Filter element including a composite filter media|| 20080314011 || 20081225 |
| A filter element includes, in an exemplary embodiment, a first end cap, a second end cap, and a composite filter media structure. The composite filter media structure includes a base substrate that includes a nonwoven synthetic fabric formed from a plurality of bicomponent synthetic fibers with a spunbond process, and having a bond area pattern having a plurality of substantially parallel discontinuous lines of bond area. The base substrate having a minimum filtration efficiency of about 50%, measured in accordance with ASHRAE 52.2-1999 test procedure. The composite filter media structure also includes a nanofiber layer deposited on one side of the base substrate by an by electro-blown spinning process. The composite filter media structure having a minimum filtration efficiency of about 75%, measured in accordance with...|
|Exhaust purification device|| 20080314029 || 20081225 |
| An exhaust purification device increases temperature of a particulate filter by at least one of a first temperature increase device and a second temperature increase device to combust and remove particulate matters deposited in a particulate filter. The second temperature increase device increases the temperature of the particulate filter to temperature higher than the temperature achieved by the first temperature increase device. An engine output at the time when the second temperature increase device performs the temperature increase operation is equal to an engine output at the time when the first temperature increase device performs the temperature increase operation. The exhaust purification device sets a ratio between an operation period of the first temperature increase device and an operation period of the second temperature increase device...|
|Heat shields for use in combustors|| 20080314044 || 20081225 |
| A combustor includes an inner liner; an outer liner circumscribing the inner liner and forming a combustion chamber with the inner liner; a combustor dome coupled to the inner and outer liners; and a plurality of heat shields coupled to combustor dome. Each of the heat shields includes a heat shield plate defined by a first edge facing the inner liner and a second edge facing the outer liner; and a plurality of baffles extending from the heat shield plate. Each of the plurality of baffles includes two ribs and a connection portion connecting the two ribs to form a closed portion and an opposite open portion. The open portion of each of the plurality of baffles faces the first edge or the second edge.
|Heat exchanger|| 20080314076 || 20081225 |
| An evaporator includes a pair of header tanks arranged one above the other at a spacing, a plurality of heat exchange tubes arranged in parallel between the pair of header tanks and having opposite ends joined to the respective header tanks, and fins arranged between respective left-to-right adjacent pairs of heat exchange tubes. The lower header tank includes a tank forming member and a tube connecting plate joined to the tank forming member. The tube connecting plate has a plurality of drain guides arranged at a spacing in a left-right direction. The drain guides each include a cutout portion formed in an upper surface cover portion of the tube connecting plate for covering the upper surface of the tank forming member to a side cover portion...|
|Method and device for extracting glass melt from flow channels|| 20080314086 || 20081225 |
| A process and apparatus for removing molten glass from flow channels for the transport of production glass that are installed between a melting furnace and an extraction point for the production glass. The flow channel has a glass-resistant inner lining. A drainage unit for bottom glass is installed upstream of the extraction point for the production glass. In order to keep electrodes away from the molten glass, but still maintain a local and temporal influence on the temperature profile within the cross section, the inner lining, at least in the area of the drainage unit, of is formed of a fusion cast electrically conductive material which has a drainage opening for the bottom glass with a drainage slit above it. At least two electrodes are installed...|
|System for enhanced security of passengers for boarding a means of transport|| 20080314098 || 20081225 |
| A system for the security of passengers boarding a transport unit such as an aircraft or any other land or water transport unit, the boarding being carried out inside a single secure site having at least one access element equipped with control elements, enabling those concerned by the transport, namely the passengers and the administrative, technical and crew personnel to be securely identified, the secure site being equipped with one or more of the control elements, arranged at strategic locations, enabling the involved persons to be followed from the time of their access to the secure site until their boarding the transport unit, as long as the transport unit is not moving. The secure site is equipped with at least one secure opening enabling at least...|
|Pin tumbler key lock assembly|| 20080314105 || 20081225 |
| A headed pin for use in pin tumbler locks is provided with a release diameter cylindrical body having an enlarged diameter axially short head at one end, the reduced diameter body being received internally of a biasing spring which bottoms against an underside of the head, the spring extending beyond the end of the cylindrical body opposite the head, and the headed pin and spring being received in one or more of the pinholes as the upper pin in a pin tumbler lock.
|Pressing method, method of manufacturing punching plate, punching plate, and liquid ejecting head|| 20080314108 || 20081225 |
| A pressing method by which through holes are formed using a punch in a target plate material having a first face and an opposite second face. When the target plate material is punched with the punch from the second face in such an orientation that the first face of the target plate material is in contact with an elastic base, depressed portions are formed. The depressed portions are curved toward a direction in which the through holes are punched to sink downward in the form of funnel as they approach peripheries of the through holes, and are located at peripheral portions around the through holes that are formed in the target plate material in such a manner that the peripheral portions are pushed in toward a...|
|Fluid level measuring gauge|| 20080314141 || 20081225 |
| A fluid level measuring gauge for accurately measuring and reading a fluid level in a fluid level access chamber having one or more bends and interior chamfered shoulder zones, the fluid level measuring gauge including an elongate blade having an upper and lower portion where the upper and lower portions of the fluid level measuring gauge are in a constant twist formation for creating a nonwiping motion during insertion of the fluid level measuring gauge into and out of a fluid gauge access chamber, a flat shaped measuring region, including an upper port and a lower port in an up and down direction on the measuring region, a handle attached to the blade for controlled insertion and removal of the fluid level measuring gauge, and a...|
|Aerodynamic sampler for chemical/biological trace detection|| 20080314166 || 20081225 |
| An aerodynamic sampler for sampling particles from a surface or a flowing gas stream is provided. The sampler can include an arcuate-shaped shroud having a first opening and a second opening, the first opening being directed in a first direction and the second opening oppositely disposed and spaced apart from the first opening. A gas nozzle having at least one gas outlet directed generally in the first direction can be included and may or may not be located at least partially within the shroud. The gas nozzle is operable to supply a gas jet to a surface that is proximate the first opening of the shroud. In addition, a suction device operable to pull or suck the gas proximate the first opening through the second opening...|
|Roller transmission and gearing mechanism|| 20080314179 || 20081225 |
| A roller transmission and gearing mechanism with a driving body, roller means and a driven body, wherein the driving body is coupled to the driven body by means of the roller means, the bodies are guided with a single degree of freedom, and define respective roller guide tracks thereon, the tracks contact the roller means and determine the movement of the roller means, which contact the roller guide tracks along rolling curves, the roller guide tracks start and terminate at respective pairs of limit surfaces, and the roles of the driving and driven bodies can be interchanged, furthermore the distances between points of the rolling curve on the driving body and on the driven body are different, the rolling means move with pure rolling motion, and...|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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...|
|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.
|Apparatus and methods for filament crimping and manufacturing|| 20070294873 || 20071227 |
| Apparatus and methods for filament crimping. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a body and a filament crimp element. The filament crimp element comprises a first set of cavities disposed at a spacing which creates a first set of features and a second set of cavities disposed at a spacing which creates a second set of features. The first and second set cavities are substantially opposite one another. The first set of features are adapted to be placed at least partially within the second set of cavities and the second set of features are adapted to be placed at least partially within the first set of cavities. Methods and apparatus for the manufacture of the device are also disclosed. In addition, methods for automated placement and...|
|Method for the production of a planar commutator and conductor blank for a planar commutator|| 20070294877 || 20071227 |
| The invention relates to the production of a planar commutator with a carbon running surface, wherein an annular closed corrugated conductor blank (1), comprising conductor segments (3) and bridging parts (4) connecting said bridging segments to each other, is produced by rolling from a longitudinal-stepped profiled strip section which is stamped on the edges thereof in order to create contact studs (7) and connection hooks (6). After the band section has been rolled, the contact studs (7) of the conductor segments are bent inwards in the direction of the axis (2) and are profiled on both axial front surfaces by means of a shearing process. The conductor blank is assembled with an annular carbon disk to form a composite part onto which a support element is...|
|Miniature circuitry and inductive components and methods for manufaturing same|| 20070294888 || 20071227 |
| Miniature circuitry and inductor components in which multiple levels of printed circuitry are formed on each side of a support panel, typically a printed circuit board or rigid flex. Electrical connection between the plural levels of circuitry and multiple windings around magnetic members are provided by plural plated through hole conductors. Small through hole openings accommodate a plurality of the plated through hole conductors since each is insulated from the others by a very thin layer of vacuum deposited organic layer such as parylene having a high dielectric strength. Adhesion of this plated copper to the organic layer is provided by first applying an adhesive promotor to the surface of the organic layer followed by the vacuum deposition of the organic layer.
|Method of forming a catalytic converter from a radially deformed pre-form member|| 20070294891 || 20071227 |
| A method is provided for manufacturing a catalytic converter. A metallic tubular member is provided. A section of the metallic tubular member is deformed radially inward to form a neck portion. The neck portion has a diameter less than an initial diameter of the metallic tubular member. The tubular member is separated at substantially an axial midpoint of the neck portion for obtaining a first pre-form member having a first conical-shaped end. At least one catalytic element is inserted in the first pre-form member. An outer surface of the first pre-form member is deformed radially inward for securing the catalytic element within the first pre-form member. The first pre-form member is spin-formed for forming a second conical-shaped end opposite the first conical-shaped end.
|Endplay measurement tool and method|| 20070294900 || 20071227 |
| A tool (10) and method for measuring endplay between an axle shaft (36) and an axle hub (34) of an axle assembly. A mounting plate (22) is fastened to the hub, and one end of a through-rod (16) whose ends protrude from opposite ends of a housing (14) of a fluid-operated device (12) is fastened to the axle shaft by applying an external force to the other end of the through-rod while fluid is not operating the fluid-operated device. With the mounting adapter and the through-rod secured as described, fluid is delivered to the fluid-operated device to move the through-rod relative to the housing, and the resulting relative movement between the through-rod and the housing is measured by a measuring device (48).
|Device and method for rapid hardware sizing|| 20070294904 || 20071227 |
| A method for rapid hardware sizing includes steps of measuring a distance between fixed and sliding jaws, communicating the distance to a digital logic calculation and display means to enable it to automatically calculate and display the distance as a caliper measurement or a nut size, selectively changing between metric and British units of measurement, and displaying the distance with an indication of the corresponding selections from caliper measurement and nut size, and from metric and British units of measurement.
|Corrosion protection system for a construction including a stay cable|| 20070294913 || 20071227 |
| The invention relates to a corrosion protection system for a stay cable construction including a multiplicity of tension members made of parallel steel tensile elements, extending between a first anchorage and a second anchorage, and comprising two opposite ends, the first end co-operating with the first anchorage and the said second end co-operating with the second anchorage. The corrosion protection system involves the use of tensile elements which are not provided with a permanent corrosion protection during their fabrication. This corrosion protection system includes: a plurality of stay pipes, each freely surrounding a tension member made of unprotected tensile elements, a dehumidification device which produces dry air, supply pipes supplying the dry air to predetermined points situated on the first anchorage, the second anchorage, and the...|
|Boot|| 20070294918 || 20071227 |
| Amongst other things, a boot is provided having a foot portion for enclosing the foot of a user and a leg portion having a substantially circular cross-section and extending upwardly from the foot portion. A first strap portion is affixed to one or the foot portion and the leg portion, and extends more than 180° around the perimeter of the leg portion in a first circumferential direction. A second strap portion is affixed to one of the foot portion and the leg portion, and extends around the perimeter of the leg portion in a second circumferential direction substantially opposite to the first circumferential direction, to meet the first strap portion. A fastening means is provided for releasably joining the first and second strap portions in circumferentially...|
|Soft shell boots and waterproof /breathable moisture transfer composites and liner for in-line skates, ice-skates, hockey skates, snowboard boots, alpine boots, hiking boots and the like|| 20070294920 || 20071227 |
| The soft boot and liner include a moisture transfer system that includes an inner fabric layer carefully selected from technically advanced fabrics. A series of layers are provided outside the inner liner including foam material layers, spacer fabrics and breathable membranes, in various orders. Encapsulation technology and waterproofing are used as well. The outer fabric layer is also capable of working with the other layers to promote the transfer of moisture. Frothed foams and flocking with fibers are further characteristics of the present invention. The moisture transfer system is incorporated into a soft boot or skate or as a removable liner for a shell boot. Numerous other modifications and applications are disclosed.
|Adjustable orthotic insole and a method of application the same|| 20070294922 || 20071227 |
| An adjustable orthotic insole and a unique method of implementation has a shell and a sole lifter that is to correct malalignment of lower extremities and other functions such as cushioning, massage, etc are not anticipated. The distribution of ground reaction force is changed due to the orthotic effect of the sole lifter. A user adjusts position and thickness of the sole lifter incessantly until malalignment of lower extremities is restored to optimal alignment symmetrically. The present invention employs a unique method that the sole lifter is always opposite to rear foot lifter. Once the malalignment of lower extremities is corrected by the orthotic insole, the user would be able to maintain good posture and ambulate in ideal gait. Therefore, symmetric and coordinated movements are harmonious...|
|Footwear|| 20070294923 || 20071227 |
| The present invention provides footwear capable of alleviating the effects of sweating feet. The footwear A includes: an outsole 1 including a chamber 1a having a recessed portion at a site to be located under a heel; an elastic member 4 for closing an upper surface of the chamber 1a having the recessed portion into an air-tight state, and including an expanded portion 4a expanding upward; an insole 2 having a covering portion 2a which is a recessed portion for covering the expanded portion of the elastic member 4, and having an opening 2b on its upper surface; an outside-air intake opening 1b provided on a side wall of the outsole 1; an outside-air passage 1c provided to the outsole 1 and establishing communication between the...|
|Prefabricated bathroom assembly and methods of its manufacture and installation|| 20070294954 || 20071227 |
| A prefabricated bathroom assembly and methods for its manufacture and installation are disclosed. The prefabricated bathroom assembly preferably includes at least some of the same or similar building materials (e.g., stud construction, tile finishing, wallpaper, and floor-mounted toilets) traditionally used for on-site construction, in order to provide maximal aesthetic quality and comfort as well as the ability for a purchaser to customize the design. The bathroom assembly is preferably pre-fabricated substantially in its entirety off-site for delivery to the site in a single piece, and needing only fastening into place and connection to utilities at the site in order to complete the installation. In an embodiment, a prefabricated bathroom with a low-profile floor is provided that complies with applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act...|
|Variable ground plan mobile pavilion|| 20070294964 || 20071227 |
| A mobile pavilion having containers arranged next to each other when viewed in a longitudinal direction of the pavilion. The individual containers are placed at a certain distance from each other when viewed in the longitudinal direction of the pavilion so that an intermediate space is formed. The containers have spaces at least in opposite end regions thereof, wherein a free space is arranged between the end regions. At least lateral walls delimiting the spaces are mountable at a variable distance with respect to the end surface in the longitudinal direction of the pavilion so that the mobile pavilion forms a variable ground plan transit space.
|Basement drainage conduit|| 20070294966 || 20071227 |
| A basement drainage conduit for use in basement waterproofing systems. The conduit has one or two side elements with apertures to admit groundwater. The conduit may further include an intermediate element to provide additional support to the conduit structure. In embodiments where the intermediate element does not define apertures, a two-channel system may result to prevent cross-flow within the conduit. The conduit may be a modular assembly, the individual components of which may be separately manufactured for on-site installation and customization. Structural features of the conduit components, such as those defining a mating system, may facilitate assembly of the conduit. Radius elements may be provided to accommodate corners to result in a continuous drainage conduit along the perimeter of a basement, and ports may be strategically...|
|Composite bevel siding|| 20070294971 || 20071227 |
| A plank is disclosed. The plank has a cellular thermoform plastic substrate, a groove formed in at least one planar surface of the cellular thermoform plastic substrate, and a fiber reinforced thermoset plastic backing on the at least one planar surface. The fiber reinforced thermoset plastic backing includes a fiber chord positioned in the groove, a fiber matt placed upon at least a portion of the one planar surface, and a cured strip thermoset resin on the one planar surface in which the fiber chord and the fiber matt are embedded. Planks for siding of buildings and a method of forming the plank are also disclosed.
|Method and apparatus to generate thrust by inertial mass variance|| 20070295010 || 20071227 |
| A device for producing a net force against a base comprising a mass change object, an accelerator, a power source operatively connected to the mass change object and configured to selectively apply to the mass change object (1) a mass-increasing waveform, characterized in that the time rate of change of the power of the mass-increasing waveform is positive, and (2) a mass-decreasing waveform, characterized in that the time rate of change of the power of the mass-decreasing waveform is negative; the power source being configured to apply the mass-increasing waveform to the mass change object when the acceleration of the mass change object has at least a component opposite to the net force direction, and to apply the mass-decreasing waveform to the mass change object when...|
|Method and apparatus for lubricating molten glass forming molds|| 20070295032 || 20071227 |
| A burner nozzle for depositing soot on a glassware mold includes an inner member and an outer member surrounding at least a downstream portion of the inner member. A first gas passage extends through the inner member for delivering a fuel gas to at least a single outlet port from the inner member. A second gas passage extends between the inner and outer members in an annulus surrounding the first passage for delivering a second gas through the annulus to at least one second outlet port. The first and second outlet ports preferably form an annular composite array in which the first and second outlet ports alternate with each other. The second plurality of ports preferably comprise slots having long dimensions radial to the annular array....|
|Non-contact dead front actuation system|| 20070295043 || 20071227 |
| A dead front actuating assembly actuates a device in standard ambient light conditions. The dead front actuating assembly includes a housing defining a periphery and an interior volume. A cover plate is fixedly secured to the housing at the periphery. The cover plate defines an inboard surface facing the interior volume and an outboard surface opposite the inboard surface. The outboard surface is opaque in standard ambient light conditions. The dead front actuating assembly also includes a switch that is operatively connected to the inboard surface of the cover plate at a defined location for toggling the device between on and off conditions. The dead front actuating assembly also includes a presence sensor identifying when an operator is disposed adjacent the cover plate. A back light...|
|Anastomosis apparatus and methods of deployment and manufacture|| 20070295049 || 20071227 |
| A method and apparatus for making an anastomosis between a tubular duct and a vessel has an annulus having a longitudinal axis, a first set of fingers and a second set of fingers. The first set of fingers extend axially from the annulus in one direction and the second set of fingers extending axially from the annulus in another direction generally opposite the direction of the first set of fingers. The first and second sets of fingers are movable to penetrate the tubular duct and the vessel, respectively, as they move from a biased configuration to an unbiased configuration.
|Device for the stepped displacement of work pieces|| 20070295052 || 20071227 |
| A device (1) for the stepped displacement of workpieces inside a press (2) or similar processing equipment is provided. The device includes at least one or two gripper rails (4) that can be displaced back and forth in the direction of a longitudinal extent thereof and in the feed direction, the rails being displaced transversely in relation to one another in order to engage workpieces. To execute a gripping movement, the gripper rail (4) includes levers (5) that run at an angle and in opposite directions to one another, whereby the ends of the levers that face away from the gripper rail can be displaced towards or away from one another. Pivoting arms (11), which together with the levers (5) form scissors or half scissors type...|
|Method and device for fluid flow parameters determination|| 20070295081 || 20071227 |
| A method and device for a liquid media parameters determination, wherein an extended heater oriented along the fluid flow is installed in the fluid flow. Fluid flow temperature is measured. The heater is heated up and the temperatures at the interfaces “heater front surface−flow zone” and “heater rear surface−flow zone” are measured; for the both interfaces, measured values are used for calculating temperature difference between the said heater and the flow, while the water-to-oil relationship is determined through calculations by using either mathematical or graphic relationships. The device for determining the parameters of fluid flow comprising a heater, characterized in that the heater has an extended shape and is oriented along the fluid flow direction, with two thermal sensors located at the opposite ends of the...|
|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...|
|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.
|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...|
|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.
|Automated z-pin insertion technique using universal insertion parameters|| 20060288553 || 20061228 |
| In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a method of inserting at least one Z-pin into a composite laminate for providing Z direction reinforcement thereto. The method comprises the initial step of positioning at least one Z-pin upon the composite laminate. Thereafter, an insertion force is applied to the Z-pin at a first level which is sufficient to commence an insertion process wherein the Z-pin is driven into the composite laminate at a first insertion speed. The insertion force applied to the Z-pin is continuously monitored, with the first insertion speed being reduced to a second insertion speed in response to a monitored increase in the insertion force from a first level to a second level.
|Technique for automatically analyzing z-pin dynamic insertion data to determine if an automated acceptable insertion was performed|| 20060288554 || 20061228 |
| In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a method of automatically verifying the acceptable insertion of at least one Z-pin into a composite laminate. The method comprises the initial step of positioning at least one Z-pin upon the composite laminate. Thereafter, an insertion force is applied to the Z-pin at a first level which is sufficient to commence an insertion process wherein the Z-pin is driven into the composite laminate at a first insertion speed. The insertion force applied to the Z-pin is continuously monitored, with the first insertion speed being reduced to a second insertion speed in response to a monitored increase in the insertion force from a first level to a second level. The application of the insertion force to the Z-pin...|
|Apparatus for forming rivet joints|| 20060288562 || 20061228 |
| A method and apparatus for forming rivet joints with a desired amount of clearance to allow pivotal motion of the parts interconnected by such joints. Parts to be riveted together are aligned with each other, and a rivet is placed into aligned holes. A parts clamp urges the parts and a preformed head of the rivet against a rivet support anvil to establish an initial condition. A parts support anvil is placed in a required position with respect to the rivet support anvil prior to formation of the second head on the opposite end of the rivet, to provide the desired amount of clearance. The parts support anvil is moved by pushing against a set of arched leaf springs to adjust their effective length, using a...|
|Method and system for locating sites hidden behind a covering surface|| 20060288576 || 20061228 |
| The invention provides for a system and method for locating concealed locations such as wiring, plumbing, or void locations with respect to a covering material like a wall. The system comprises a position indicating portion that is concealed on one side of a covering material and a position locating portion positioned on the opposite side and adjacent to the covering material. The position indicating portion is coupled to any structural member using a mounting mechanism, thereby establishing the location of a site by creating a magnetic field extending through said covering material at that location. The position locating portion comprises a position locating magnet while the position indicating portion comprises a position indicating magnet. The position locating magnet cooperates repulsively and attractively through the covering material...|
|Method of making a sliding bearing|| 20060288579 || 20061228 |
| This invention introduces a new category of engineered surfaces and corresponding production processes for better wear resistance and lower friction loss. The structured surfaces can be applied on many automobile components with frictional surfaces. The composite structure settles the usual conflicts between surface functions and stresses. Two sets of multiple-step processes are introduced to achieve high production efficiency and low cost. Unlike traditional surface technologies that generate single and uniform layers on the whole part surface, the new technology processes the part surface selectively for more effective surfaces with versatile functions.
|Pocketknife with a safety lock|| 20060288584 || 20061228 |
| A pocketknife has a handle, a blade, a safety lock and a spring. The handle has a blade seat, a cover, a cavity, a slide slot, a passage and a pivot slot. The blade is mounted pivotally in the cavity and has a proximal end, two opposite edge and two wheels. The wheels are attached respectively to the edges of the blade, and one wheel has an engaging element. The safety lock is mounted slidably in the handle and has a slide and a latch. The slide is mounted slidably in the slide slot. The latch engages detachably the engaging element in the locking wheel on the blade. The spring is mounted in the slide slot in the handle and presses the safety lock so that...|
|Identification plate for pallet container, and method of attaching an identification plate to a pallet container|| 20060288620 || 20061228 |
| An identification plate for a pallet container includes a plate body for placement upon a lattice frame of a pallet container. The plate body has an upper edge, which is bent rearwards at a first angle for attachment to an upper horizontal rod of the lattice frame, a lower edge, which is bent rearwards at the first angle for attachment to a lower horizontal rod of the lattice frame, and opposite lateral edges extending between the upper and lower edges and bent rearwards at a second angle which is greater than the first angle. Each of the lateral edges ends at its rear in a rolled edge and is formed with terminal recesses for receiving the upper and lower horizontal rods. The rolled edge is hereby...|
|Machine gun accessory mount adapter|| 20060288626 || 20061228 |
| An adapter for mounting an accessory on a shroud such as is found on an M2 machine gun includes a rigid block embracing the shroud. Blunt-nosed helically threaded plugs penetrate the block and intrude partly into perforations of the shroud. Retaining rings, threaded oppositely to the threaded plugs, prevent the plugs from backing out. A key tool is provided to tighten the plugs and retaining rings. A longitudinally oriented T-rail projects radially from the block. A slide body engages the T-rail and includes a locking mechanism, a lamp assembly, a logically switched power control, a power cable, and a control cable with interchangeable switches.
|Illuminated fishing pole|| 20060288629 || 20061228 |
| The present invention is an illuminated fishing rod. The illuminated rod further comprises an elongated shaft having a tip portion at one end and a handle at the opposite end. A compartment is internally integrated within the handle. The compartment is adapted to receive a power source and a light source. A plurality of eyelet guide members is mounted upon the longitudinal axis from the proximal end to the distal end of the shaft. A bundle of optical fibers are operationally mounted within the elongated shaft. The light source is operationally connected to the optical fibers for illuminating the shaft, and the power source is operationally connected to the light source to generate power for the light source to illuminate the shaft. In an alternative embodiment,...|
|Watertight decking|| 20060288651 || 20061228 |
| The watertight decking is assembled from extruded panels to form a watertight deck assembly. First side, second side, and intermediate panels have complementary edges mating with other corresponding panels. One edge of the first side and intermediate panels has a drainage gutter and the tongue or groove of a tongue and groove connection, with mating second side and intermediate panel edges having the mating tongue or groove. A depending drip rail wedges tightly against the opposite gutter wall of the adjoining panel to prevent relative motion between the two, and also to prevent capillary flow of liquid across the underside of the panel where it could leak into the area below. Additional sealing may be provided along the tongue and groove joints. A second, lower wall...|
|Connection structure for a log wall|| 20060288655 || 20061228 |
| A connection structure for a log wall includes a plurality of logs extending horizontally in an axial direction and stacked vertically to form a wall, the logs each having an end face at one end thereof, the end faces of the logs being generally vertically aligned with each other and defining an edge surface of the wall; a plurality of connectors retained within the wall adjacent the edge surface of the wall; a plurality of fastener access passageways in the wall, each fastener access passageway extending between a respective connector and the edge surface of the wall; and a plurality of fasteners, each fastener extending through a respective fastener access passageway and having a first end coupled to a respective connector and a second end opposite...|
|Particulate filtration system|| 20060288676 || 20061228 |
| A particulate filtration system including a frustoconical-shaped filtration element, a housing enclosing the filtration element and coaxial therewith, an inlet, and an outlet. The filtration element has a closed first end and a larger oppositely-disposed open second end. The housing has a first closed end, a larger oppositely-disposed open second end, and a frustoconical-shaped wall therebetween and surrounding the filtration element. An annular-shaped passage is defined by and between the filtration element and the housing. The inlet is located at the second end of the housing and is fluidically connected to the annular-shaped passage. The outlet is located at the second end of the filtration element and coaxial with the inlet. The outlet defines an outlet passage with a frustoconical or arcuate shape and a cross-sectional...|
|Exhaust gas purifying apparatus and method of regenerating the same|| 20060288678 || 20061228 |
| An exhaust gas purifying apparatus is provided which includes a honeycomb structure used as a filter to capture particulates in exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine such as diesel engine and as a carrier of a catalyst to convert the exhaust gas. The honeycomb structure is formed from a composite material comprising ceramic particles and crystalline silicon. The particulates captured by the honeycomb structure are removed by combustion at a temperature of approximately 250 to 800° C., thereby, even if a relatively low temperature is distributed or a heat cycle has been repeated from a long term, thermal stress is prevented from being stored, cracking is prevented and thermal shock resistance is thus improved.
|Counterrotating turbofan engine|| 20060288686 || 20061228 |
| A turbofan engine includes a fan, compressor, combustor, high pressure turbine, and low pressure turbine joined in serial flow communication. The high pressure turbine includes two stages of rotor blades to effect corresponding exit swirl in the combustion gases discharged therefrom. A transition duct includes fairings extending between platforms for channeling the combustion gases to the low pressure turbine with corresponding swirl. First stage rotor blades in the low pressure turbine are oriented oppositely to the rotor blades in the high pressure turbine for counterrotation.
|Axle driving apparatus|| 20060288697 || 20061228 |
| An axle driving apparatus for being mounted on the body frame of a vehicle and for independently rotating drive wheel members. The axle driving apparatus includes a first axle driving unit (18L) having a housing (40) and a single axle (20L), the single axle (20L) defining a proximal end portion rotatably mounted in the housing (40) and a distal end portion extending outwardly from a first side of the housing (40). An enlarged region is defined by the housing (40), with the enlarged region extending substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the single axle (20L). A hydraulic stepless speed change assembly (22) is disposed within the enlarged region. The speed change assembly (22) includes a hydraulic pump (52) having an input shaft (21) projecting from...|
|Computer physical security device|| 20060288745 || 20061228 |
| An apparatus which inhibits the theft of equipment such as personal computers is disclosed. The equipment must have an external wall provided with a specially designed, approximately rectangular slot having preselected dimensions. An attachment mechanism includes a housing for a spindle having a first portion rotatable within the housing, a shaft extending outwardly from the housing, and a crossmember at the end of the shaft having peripheral dimensions closely conforming to the internal dimensions of the slot. An abutment mechanism also emanates from the housing, and is located on opposite sides of the shaft intermediate the housing and the crossmember. The peripheral cross-sectional dimensions of the abutment mechanism and the shaft in combination closely conform to the dimensions of the slot. The length of the shaft...|
|Method and apparatus for hole punching|| 20060288754 || 20061228 |
| A hole punching method capable of executing hole punching with high material yield at a low load and preventing occurrence of underfill is provided. The hole punching method includes a step of expanding a hole punching scheduled portion 2 of a raw material 1 disposed in a cavity 12 of a closed die 11 by pressing the hole punching scheduled portion 2 from opposite sides thereof across the hole punching scheduled portion 2 with a pair of large diameter punch and small diameter punch 13 and 15 different in diameter and arranged to as to face each other so that unfilled portions remain in the cavity, a step of penetrating the small diameter punch 13 into the hole punching scheduled portion 2 of the raw material...|
|Gas sensor|| 20060288759 || 20061228 |
| To provide a gas sensor in which connection terminals are stably brought into contact with electrode terminal portions of a sensor element without superfluous load applied on the sensor element. A pair of element guide portions 33 are provided in a sleeve 30 in which a plate-like sensor element 10 is inserted. The pair of element guide portions 33 protrude from an opening end surface on a rear end side of an axial hole 31, store either of widthwise opposite side ends of the sensor element 10 and restrain the sensor element 10 from being inclined. The sensor element 10 is positioned coaxially with the sleeve 30 by the element guide portions 33. Electrode holders 40 in which electrode fitments 60 are held are fitted to...|
|Method for measuring physical parameters of at least one micrometric or nanometric dimensional phase in a composite system|| 20060288797 || 20061228 |
| The invention relates to a method for determining at least one mechanical parameter of at least one material in a composite system comprising at least two distinct phases, characterized in that it comprises: a) the production of at least one specimen comprising a first part of a first phase and a second part of a second phase, the second part consisting of the material to be characterized, the specimen having at least one dimension small enough to allow the strains in said specimen to be relaxed; b) the measurement, on said specimen, of at least one deformation parameter of at least said first phase, in correspondence with a plurality of points lying at different distances from an interface between said first and second phases; and c)...|
|Underground pipe inspection device and method|| 20060288802 || 20061228 |
| A method and apparatus for inspecting the walls of an underground pipe from inside the pipe in which an inspection apparatus having a circular planar platform having a plurality of lever arms having one end pivotably attached to one side of the platform, having a pipe inspection device connected to an opposite end, and having a system for pivoting the lever arms is inserted into the underground pipe, with the inspection apparatus oriented with the planar platform disposed perpendicular to the pipe axis. The plurality of lever arms are pivoted toward the inside wall of the pipe, contacting the inside wall with each inspection device as the apparatus is conveyed along a length of the underground pipe.
|Reversible ratchet mechanism|| 20060288810 || 20061228 |
| A reversible ratchet mechanism includes a pair of roller clutches set to operate in opposite directions when engaged by a belt. During the forward motion of the ratchet assembly in either direction of propulsion of the belt, one roller clutch is disengaged while the other is engaged and locked, thereby propelling the belt. During the backward stroke, the engaged roller clutch is free to rotate. The result is that the reciprocating motion of the assembly is converted into the linear motion of the belt. The ratchet assembly includes a shift mechanism to reverse the engagement of the roller clutches and change the direction of propulsion of the belt produced by the push/pull action of the operator. The invention is advantageously used in conjunction with a wheelchair.
|Coupling profile between a central axle of a bottom bracket of bicycle transmission and a pedal crank|| 20060288819 || 20061228 |
| A coupling profile has, in a plane transversal to the axis of the bottom bracket, outer arcs belonging to the same outer circumference of the coupling, each of such outer arcs being flanked and filleted on one side to a power transmission line and on the opposite side to an idle line, in which the power transmission line and the idle line are symmetrical with respect to the outer arc that separates them. The outer arc has an angular extension about the axis of the bottom bracket equal to at least one tenth of the angular extension of the power transmission line, and the power transmission line and the idle line are filleted to the outer arc according to an angle smaller than 45°.
|Composite article with coolant channels and tool fabrication method|| 20060288820 || 20061228 |
| Embodiments of the present invention include composite articles comprising at least a first region and a second region and methods of making such articles. The first region may comprise a first composite material, wherein the first region comprises less than 5 wt. % cubic carbides by weight, and the second region may comprise a second composite material, wherein the second composite material differs from the first composite material in at least one characteristic. The composite article may additionally comprise at least one coolant channel. In certain embodiments, the first and second composite material may individually comprise hard particles in a binder, wherein the hard particles independently comprise at least one of a carbide, a nitride, a boride, a silicide, an oxide, and solid solutions thereof and...|
|Wrench assembly|| 20060288825 || 20061228 |
| A wrench assembly includes a first wrench, a second wrench and a bar. The first wrench includes a first driving device at an end and a second driving device at an opposite end. The second wrench includes a first driving device at an end and a second driving device at an opposite end. The bar includes a first connecting device for connection to the second driving device of the first wrench and a second connecting device for connection to the first driving device of the second wrench. The first C-clip reinforces the connection of the first connecting device of the bar to the second driving device of the first wrench. The second C-clip reinforces the connection of the second connecting device of the bar to the...|
|Process and device for manufacturing a product from strip tape, especially for manufacturing a medicinal and/or active substance-containing product as well as fillable containers or sealed-margin bags|| 20060288834 || 20061228 |
| A device for manufacturing a product from strip tape includes a roll that draws off and separates a web of material. The web of material is severed into individual strips in cooperation with a multiple circular knife roll. A vacuum conveyor channel is associated with each strip. The vacuum conveyor channel is designed such that each strip is turned on its way to the channel or through the channel by about 90°. The end of the vacuum conveyor channel brings the strips together at one site to form a unit and at that site there are provided a guide and a transport device for the further transport to conversion equipment.