Abstract: A signal transmission interface includes: a USB audio format encoding unit adapted to be coupled to a digital broadcast receiving end, for converting a digital audio signal that originates from the digital broadcast receiving end into a USB audio signal; a USB hub coupled to the USB audio format encoding unit and adapted to be coupled to a host end, for transmitting the USB audio signal to the host end and receiving a USB control signal that originates from the host end; and a USB/serial transmission bus bridge unit coupled to the USB hub and adapted to be coupled to the digital broadcast receiving end, for converting the USB control signal that is transmitted from the USB hub into a serial transmission bus control signal, and transmitting the serial transmission bus control signal to the digital broadcast receiving end.
Abstract: A toy flying aircraft has a fuselage defining a central vertical longitudinal plane, with an upper front portion and a lower rear portion. The upper front and lower rear portions are coupled by a vertical support angling forward and upward from a front upper side of the rear portion to a lower rear side of the front portion. The aircraft has an at least generally circular and horizontally planar wing intersecting the front portion of the fuselage. A forward half of the wing defines an upper horizontal plane generally perpendicular to the central vertical longitudinal plane, and a rear half of the wing is downwardly offset from the upper horizontal plane to define a lift surface. A generally V-shaped planar rear stabilizer is bisected and supported by the rear portion of the fuselage so as to be located vertically entirely below the wing.
Abstract: A needle assembly adapted for fluid communication with a vial containing a substance to be delivered to a subject, the needle assembly including a needle held in a needle holder, the needle holder confined to move in a housing, and an activation mechanism for activating delivery of the substance through the needle, the activation mechanism including a safety latch that initially impedes movement of the needle holder, wherein when the safety latch is placed on the subject, the safety latch moves to a position that permits moving the needle holder to cause the needle to protrude outwards of the housing to pierce the subject to allow administration of the substance to the subject, characterized by a biasing device arranged to apply a biasing force on the needle to cause the needle to protrude outwards of the housing to pierce the subject, and needle release apparatus including a needle arrestor that initially blocks movement of the biasing device and which releases the biasing device when the safety latch moves
Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical device or implant made at least in part of a high strength, low modulus metal alloy comprising Niobium, Tantalum, and at least one element selected from the group consisting of Zirconium, Tungsten and Molybdenum. The medical devices according to the present invention provide superior characteristics with regard to biocompatibility, radio-opacity and MRI compatibility.
Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a catalyst for use in preferential carbon monoxide oxidation, which catalyst has a high preferential carbon monoxide oxidation activity and a high methanation activity with respect to the carbon monoxide contained in hydrogen gas, can thus stably reduce the carbon monoxide concentration to an extremely lower level and comprises porous inorganic oxide support particles and, on the basis of the mass thereof, 0.01 to 10 percent by mass of ruthenium and 0.01 to 1 percent by mass of platinum, loaded on the support. The method comprises (1) a step of loading 30 to 70 percent of the total amount of ruthenium to be loaded, on the support particles by a competitive adsorption method and (2) a step of loading the rest of the total amount of ruthenium to be loaded and the total amount of platinum to be loaded, on the ruthenium-loaded support particles produced in step (1) without using a competitive adsorption agent.
Abstract: An ink ribbon cassette includes first and second rotatable bodies that rotate with an ink ribbon held between the rotatable bodies in sandwiched relation. The second rotatable body includes a hole through which a shaft extends such that the second rotatable body is rotatably supported on the shaft. The shaft may have a circumferential surface conical toward the free end, and the hole may be a conical hole into which the conical shaft extends. The shaft may include a plurality of cylindrical shaft portions that are in line with one another and that have different diameters. The second rotatable body is formed with a plurality of cylindrical hole portions having different diameters corresponding to the cylindrical shaft portions such that the second rotatable body is rotatably supported on the shaft.
Abstract: A base insulating layer is formed on a suspension body, and write wiring traces and read wiring traces are formed on the base insulating layer. The write wiring trace and the read wiring traces are formed on a body region of the base insulating layer, and the write wiring trace is formed on an auxiliary region of the base insulating layer. The base insulating layer is bent along a bend portion. This causes the write wiring trace to be positioned above the write wiring trace.
Abstract: In a device having a plurality of circuits that can store at least a first value and a second value, a method can include configuring at least one circuit to persistently store the first value; determining whether the at least one circuit is storing the second value; and initiating a countermeasure if the at least one circuit is storing the second value. Determining whether the at least one circuit is storing the second value can include detecting whether the device has been attacked. Non-limiting examples of initiating a countermeasure can include resetting a portion of the device, powering down a portion of the device, activating an alarm circuit, causing protected data stored in the device to be erased, causing portions of the device to self-destruct, or causing the device to not respond to input applied to the interface.
Abstract: A metallic material is made from at least one refractory metal or an alloy based on at least one refractory metal. The metallic material has an oxygen content of about 1,000 to about 30,000 ?g/g and the oxygen is interstitial.
Abstract: An adsorption drying apparatus, in particular for drying a compressed gas, includes an adsorption chamber (11) having a plurality of adsorption conduits (101) containing an adsorption material (123), a first feeding line (106) and a first discharging line (109) disposed at a first end (111) of the adsorption chamber (11), and a second feeding line (108) and a second discharging line (107) disposed at a second end (112) of the adsorption chamber (11). The adsorption chamber (11) is rotatable with respect to the feeding and discharging lines (106, 107, 108, 109) so that the adsorption conduits may be fluidically connected in temporal alternation, wherein the gas is dried in a drying sector (102), and the adsorption material (123) is regenerated in the regeneration sector (103). The first feeding line (106) is configured such that the gas stream to be dried may be fed to the regeneration sector (103) as a full flow.
December 1, 2010
Date of Patent:
January 8, 2013
Kaeser Kompressoren AG
Andreas Fredenhagen, René Martin, Michael Feisthauer, Michael Rohdenburg
Abstract: A printing system includes an information processing apparatus, an image forming apparatus, and a printer driver storage device. The information processing includes a first printer driver to operate during preparation of general print data, the image forming apparatus prints based on print data, and the printer driver storage device stores a second printer driver to operate during preparation of specific print data having an instruction specialized for the image forming apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a printer driver acquisition unit acquiring the second printer driver, a printer connection detection unit, and a print data preparation unit preparing the print data using one of the printer drivers. The printer connection detection unit allows a user to select whether to acquire the second printer driver, allows the printer driver acquisition unit to acquire the second printer driver, and allows one of the printer drivers to correspond to the image forming apparatus.
Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a semiconductor thin film piece device, a plurality of semiconductor thin film pieces (14) are selected from among the semiconductor thin film pieces (14) formed on a first substrate (35), and bonded to a first set of predetermined area on a second substrate (12). Subsequently, a plurality of semiconductor thin film pieces are selected from the remaining semiconductor thin film pieces (14), and bonded to a second set of predetermined area.
Abstract: The invention relates to a method of conducting a transaction between an NFC device and a contactless integrated circuit of the passive reader type. The method includes providing, in the contactless integrated circuit, at least one reader application emulation program and, by an intermediary unit of the NFC device, establishing a communication with the contactless integrated circuit, receiving from the contactless integrated circuit reader application commands and transferring the commands to the first host processor, and receiving card application responses supplied by the first host processor and transferring the responses to the contactless integrated circuit.
Abstract: A method of encrypting a plain text message that is m characters in length is described. A one off random key having a length of m characters is generated. The random key uses a character set and modulus that is compatible with the plain text message. A first substitution encryption of the plain text message is performed using the generated random key. A string of random fill characters that is f characters in length, f being a number between zero and infinity is generated. The generated random key and the string of random fill characters is concatenated to the encrypted plain text message to generate an encrypted message string. The encrypted message string has a length 2m+f. The encrypted message string is transmitted to a receiver.
March 6, 2012
Date of Patent:
January 1, 2013
Robert Samuel Sinn, Charles Gordon Sinn, Robert Mannerstedt Sinn
Abstract: An adjustable curved double curtain rod shower assembly for hanging and supporting the weight of two shower curtains and attached to the walls of a shower area and forms a shower enclosure area and the curtain rod assembly comprises: (a) two adjustable curved curtain rods in a horizontal plane one an inner rod and the second an outer rod and each rod comprises a first and a second tubular section wherein the first section fits into the second section thereby providing for telescopic adjustment of each of the rods and two end pieces that join the ends of each of the two adjustable rods together; (b) two end hanging means having pivotably positioned therein the two end pieces wherein each of the hanging means is attached to the walls of the shower enclosure and when shower curtains are attached to each of the rods form an enclosed shower area.
Abstract: A waterproof housing to contain and operate an electronic device with capacitive touch screen and electrically conductive outer case includes interfitting pieces configured to removably receive and immobilize the electronic device. One or more buttons through the housing are aligned opposite control regions of the screen and exposed for user depression. Different conductive polymer members connect at least distal tips of the buttons with the outer case to provide electrical connection between the case and a control region of the touch screen with depression of the button overlying the region. Some members further provide sealing and spring functions.
Abstract: A flammable-gas led-out pipe (5) has a terminal end portion (5a) disposed in an exhaust-gas route (7) and a metal cylinder (10) is arranged at the terminal end portion (5a) of the flammable-gas led-out pipe (5). An oxidation catalyst (8) is disposed within the metal cylinder (10). On an upstream side of the oxidation catalyst (8), an air-supply passage (12) is opened to provide an outlet (12a) and the flammable gas (4) merges with supplied air (13). The flammable gas (4) is burnt with the oxidation catalyst (8) to produce catalyst-combustion heat, which is radiated from an outer peripheral surface of the metal cylinder (10) into the exhaust gas (9) in the exhaust-gas route (7) and the exhaust gas (9) heated by this heat-radiation is mixed with the flammable gas (4) that has passed through the oxidation catalyst (8).
Abstract: It is intended to provide the following resin composition for stereolithography which is superior in storage stability and aging stability during operation, shows no increase in viscosity upon prolonged storage, has a high light-curing sensitivity and, therefore, makes it possible to produce, upon photo irradiation, an object by stereolithography, which is superior in dimensional accuracy, fabricating accuracy, water resistance, moisture resistance and mechanical properties at a high fabricating speed and a high productivity.