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Compression/distraction osteotomy system, plate, method, drill guide and saw guide

An osteotomy system includes anchoring screws and advancement screws having a head with a surface defining a first angled plane. A plate has anchoring holes and advancement holes with countersunk surfaces defining respective second angled planes for compression or distraction. The first angled plane contacts one of the second angled planes upon tightening an advancement screw, causing advancement of the plate and step compression or distraction of one bone segment relative to another. In another embodiment, a wedge has a surface defining a first angled plane. A plate has one portion with inclined surfaces defining second angled planes. An advancement screw tightens the first angled plane against one of the second angled planes to advance one of the plate body portions for compression or distraction of one bone segment attached thereto relative to another segment. A plate, a method, a drill guide and a saw guide are also provided.

Synchronous machine design and manufacturing

Synchronous motors according to the invention operate at higher efficiency, with lower cost, reduced mass and reduced cogging. Magnet dimensions are selected that reduce cogging forces to a negligible amount even though there are fewer slots than normal. Optionally, it is possible to use non-overlapping windings with deeper and open slots. The approach is applicable to both rotary and linear motors and motors using either permanent magnets or electromagnets in the field structure. It is particularly relevant to linear or rotary motors that have a large air gap, and to small motors that must deliver a high ratio of thrust or torque to motor mass.

Retail Item Display Device

A retail item display includes an RFID processor, a display driving mechanism, at least one power source, and an electronic display. The RFID processor can include an antenna and an RFID processor. The display driving mechanism can include a microcontroller and a display driver or similar device. The electronic display comprises a display medium sandwiched between two electrodes. The RFID device is in communication with the display driving mechanism to display updated product information on the electronic display according to instructions from an external RFID activator. In one embodiment, the retail item display includes an electronic display that can be activated or deactivated. In another embodiment, the retail item display includes at least one customizable portion and at least one non-customizable portion. Methods to reduce the number of electrical connections between the display driving mechanism and the electronic display are also disclosed.

Method of manufacturing high strength glass fibers in a direct melt operation and products formed there from

A method of forming high strength glass fibers in a glass melter substantially free of platinum or other noble metal materials, products made there from and batch compositions suited for use in the method are disclosed. One glass composition for use in the present invention includes 50-75 weight % SiO2, 13-30 weight % Al2O3, 5-20 weight % MgO, 0-10 weight % CaO, 0 to 5 weight % R2O where R2O is the sum of Li2O, Na2O and K2O, has a higher fiberizing temperature, e.g. 2400-2900° F. (1316-1593° C.) and / or a liquidus temperature that is below the fiberizing temperature by as little as 45° F. (25° C.). Another glass composition for use in the method of the present invention is up to about 64-75 weight percent SiO2, 16-24 weight percent Al2O3, 8-12 weight percent MgO and 0.25-3 weight percent R2O, where R2O equals the sum of Li2O, Na2O and K2O, has a fiberizing temperature less than about 2650° F. (1454° C.), and a ΔT of at least 80° F. (45° C.). A forehearth for transporting molten glass from the glass melter to a forming position is disclosed. By using furnaces and / or forehearths substantially free of platinum or other noble metal materials, the cost of production of glass fibers is significantly reduced in comparison with the cost of fibers produced using a melting furnace lined with noble metal materials. High strength composite articles including the high strength glass fibers are also disclosed.

Laparoscopic insertion device

A method of treatment of a body cavity of an animal that includes inserting a portion of an insertion device into a body cavity of an animal and simultaneously supplying from the inserted insertion device a first fluid and either a medical instrument or a second fluid into the body cavity, wherein the first fluid and either the medical instrument or the second fluid are not in fluid communication with one another within the insertion device.

Video signal transmission method and video processing system

The present invention is intended to permit both real-time display of a picture represented by a non-compressed video signal on a television and display of a picture represented by a compressed video signal at any desired time by simultaneously transmitting the compressed video signal and non-compressed video signal via one interface. An STB packetizes a compressed video signal, and multiplexes the compressed video signal and a blanking signal combined with a non-compressed video signal. Thus, both the video signals are transmitted simultaneously. A picture represented by the non-compressed video signal is displayed on a television in real time. The compressed video signal is stored in a storage medium incorporated in the television, read at any user's desired time, and decoded so that a picture represented by the compressed video signal can be viewed at the user's desired time.

Personal authentication system using biometrics information

A personal authentication system using biometrics information, which identifies or authenticates an individual by verifying to-be-verified biometrics characteristic data against previously registered biometrics characteristic data. The system includes a biometrics information inputting section having a function to acquire the to-be-verified biometrics information; a biometrics information converting section converting said to-be-verified biometrics information, acquired through said biometrics information inputting section, into a state to be acquired on a predetermined acquisition condition, said predetermined acquisition condition being a same condition under which the registered biometric information was acquired; and a biometrics characteristic data extracting section extracting to-be-verified biometrics characteristic data from the to-be-verified biometrics information obtained by the conversion in said biometrics information converting section.

Louver rotation apparatus and method

An louver rotation mechanism for use in rotating a louvered shutter having louvers rotationally engaged with a frame. The device features one or a plurality of gear modules which are positionable to a fixed location on one or a plurality of rack bars. The gear modules may be spaced on the rack bars to any number of positions wherein they will engage with louver gears from an array of louvers engaged with the frame. A high degree of customization is provided by allowing the use of the rack bars with any number of different sized louvers at different spacings in a frame by simply adjusting the positions of the rack modules for operative engagement with the louver gears.

Window lifter rail

InactiveUS20060037247A1Decrease costAdapt flexiblyWindowsWindscreensEngineeringPulley
A window lifter rail includes a pulley and a pulley cover. The pulley cover can be fastened to the window lifter rail in various positions. This ensures an assembly unit that offers a more flexible use while also reducing the production and installation costs.

Power management for interface devices applying forces

A method and apparatus for providing safe and low-cost force feedback peripherals for consumer applications. A device microprocessor local to an interface device is coupled to the host by a first interface bus. The microprocessor receives host commands from the host computer on the first interface bus, such as an RS-232 interface, and commands an actuator to apply a force to a user object, such as a joystick, in response to host commands. A sensor detects positions of the user object and outputs signals to the host on a second interface bus, such as a PC game port bus, separate from the first bus. In a "recoil" embodiment, a user initiates force feedback by pressing a button on the joystick, which sends an activation signal to the actuator. In other recoil embodiments, the host computer can transmit one or more enable signals and / or activation signals to the actuator to enable or command forces. A safety switch of the present invention disables the actuator when the interface device is not in use and enables the actuator when an amount of weight over a predetermined amount is placed on the joystick created by a user grasping the joystick. A circuit of the present invention includes a capacitor for storing power provided by an input signal and supplied to the actuator when forces are to be output.

Composite alloy bonding wire and manufacturing method thereof

A manufacturing method for a composite alloy bonding wire and products thereof. A primary material of Au and Ag is melted in a vacuum melting furnace, and then a secondary metal material of Pd is added into the vacuum melting furnace and is co-melted with the primary material to obtain a Au—Ag—Pd alloy solution. The obtained Au—Ag—Pd alloy solution is drawn to obtain a Au—Ag—Pd alloy wire. The Au—Ag—Pd alloy wire is then drawn to obtain a Au—Ag—Pd alloy bonding wire with a predetermined diameter.

Composite heat dissipating apparatus

A composite heat dissipating apparatus includes a heat pipe and at least two heat sinks. The heat sinks are connected to each other. A space for accommodating the heat pipe therein is formed at a connection between the heat sinks. Each of the heat sinks is integrally formed as a single piece.

Dual display device

InactiveUS20050052342A1Decrease costLifetime and stability of battery be improveSolid-state devicesSemiconductor/solid-state device manufacturingEngineeringAdhesive
A dual display device comprises a first display panel, a second display panel and an adhesive. The first display panel comprises, in sequence, a first transparent substrate, a first electrode, a first organic functional layer and a second electrode. The second display panel comprises, in sequence, a second transparent substrate, a third electrode, a second organic functional layer and a fourth electrode. The second electrode and the fourth electrode are disposed opposite to each other. The adhesive seals the first transparent substrate and the second transparent substrate.

Pipe burying method

InactiveUS20050034896A1Decrease costControl be carry outPipe laying and repairDrill bitsReamerEngineering
The invention provides a pipe burying method by which a diameter of a pilot hole can be efficiently and reliably enlarged depending on various types of soil and a burying operation of a buried pipe is made stable. The method involves preparing various types of platy members, selecting a platy member suitable for a soil type from among the various types of platy members on the basis of a soil type search of a burying place, and attaching the selected platy member to a reamer main body, thereby forming a reamer suitable for the soil type. The method further involves annexing this reamer at a front end of a rod in a pilot hole, and pulling out this rod from the pilot hole while rotating the reamer together with the rotation of the rod, thereby burying a buried pipe to be connected to the reamer in the earth.

Tool display rack having holding and rotation test functions

A tool display rack includes a main body, a mounting portion mounted on the main body to allow passage of the drive stud of a tool and having an inner edge closely urged on a peripheral wall of the drive stud of the tool to produce a contact friction therebetween, and a pressing member pivotally mounted on the main body and urged on the neck portion of the tool. Thus, the holding portions of the mounting portion are deformed and urged on the peripheral wall of the drive stud of the tool closely so as to clamp the drive stud of the tool, so that the drive stud of the tool is secured in the mounting portion rigidly and stably.

Lighting Device and Method for Manufacturing the Same

A lighting device is formed using a light-emitting element by a more simplified method. The lighting device includes a light-emitting element including a light-emitting layer between a first electrode and a second electrode, a substrate provided with the light-emitting element and an uneven region around the periphery of the light-emitting element, a sealing substrate facing the substrate, connection electrodes connected to the first electrode and the second electrode and formed over the uneven region, and a sealant for bonding the substrate and the sealing substrate. The connection electrodes are each formed using a conductive paste, and the sealant is in contact with the connection electrodes and the uneven region provided around the periphery of the light-emitting element.

Storage system and its access control method

A storage system configuring a logical storage device by dividing an area on a physical storage space formed by a group of several physical storage devices by the unit of physical block having a certain block length and by assigning the physical storage space in every physical block, comprises a logical storage control table which records identification information indicating whether a physical block is assigned to data or operation is bound to data created from a predetermined data arrangement pattern in every area on the logical storage device, and a data writing unit which, upon receipt of a request of writing data into an area of the logical storage device, when a data arrangement pattern of the writing request agrees with a previously-registered data arrangement pattern, records the identification information of the same data arrangement pattern into the logical storage control table correspondingly to the writing-requested area and abandons the writing request data.

Bonding configuration structure for facilitating electrical testing in a bonding process and a testing method using the same

A bonding configuration structure for facilitating electrical testing in a bonding process and a testing method are provided. The bonding configuration includes a bonded component, a bonding component, a bond portion and a leading component. The bonding component is disposed on the bonded component. The bonding component has a first end and a second end. The first end is coupled to the bond portion. The second end is disposed on the bonded component to form the first testing portion.

Lithium polymer battery cell

A lithium polymer battery cell configured with at least one anode and at least one cathode, each including a current collector, one of which is a metal foil and the other of which is a metal grid. The cell may be a unicell, bicell, multicell or a multibicell. In one example, the cell may include one or more anodes having a copper grid current collector and one or more cathodes having an aluminum foil current collector, and in another example, the cell may include one or more anodes having a copper foil current collector and one or more cathodes having an aluminum grid current collector.

Postal printing device with facilitated reading

This invention relates to an inkjet printing device of a franking machine intended to print postal indicia on a mail piece to be franked, displaced with respect to this device in a direction of displacement, the postal indicia comprising at least an amount of franking, a date of deposit and an authentication code and the printing device comprising, on the one hand, a plurality of nozzles for ejecting ink droplets, disposed in two rows extending transversely to the direction of displacement, these two rows of nozzles being spaced apart from each other by a distance in this direction and, on the other hand, a control means for selectively controlling the ejection of these ink droplets as a function of the postal indicia to be printed, said control means being arranged so that, during printing, each of the critical postal data such as the amount of franking, the date of deposit or the authentication code, is printed from one row of nozzles.

Sealing arrangement for apparatus for filtering, and methods, and products for filtering

InactiveUS20130055693A1Decrease costSimplify process of mount and replaceDispersed particle filtrationTransportation and packagingAirflowEngineering
A device for filtering a gas stream, having a vessel partitioned into a first stage and a second stage, with an opening between stages. A filter element is positioned in the opening, with ends of the filter element extending into the first and second stages. The first member is removable from the second member while the filter element is positioned in the opening, to allow for replacement with a new clean member.

Clip on electronic lining wear sensor

An electronic sensor for a vehicle braking system comprises an electrically conducting member housed inside an insulating body. A clip is adapted to receive the sensor and attached to a braking element of the vehicle braking system, preferably between adjacent portions of a brake lining. The clip is placed at a predetermined location such that a braking surface wears down only the brake lining without contacting the conducting member until the lining is sufficiently worn. At that time, the conducting member is separated to break an electrical circuit and provide an electronic signal.

Microminiature power converter

A microminiature power converter includes a semiconductor substrate on which a semiconductor integrated circuit is formed, and a thin magnetic induction element. The magnetic induction element includes a magnetic insulating substrate having first and second principal planes and a plurality of through-holes. A coil is formed on a central region of the magnetic insulating substrate, and electrodes are formed on the first and second principal planes at peripheral regions of the magnetic insulating substrate, and electrically connected to the magnetic insulating substrate via respective through-holes. Wiring is formed on the first principal plane in the central region of the magnetic insulating substrate and connected to a capacitor. One end of the wiring is connected to one of the electrode electrodes, and an insulator layer is provided between the wiring and the coil.

Pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet, optical component, and touch panel

Provided are an optical component having an excellent corrosion inhibition effect while achieving a high level of adhesion reliability and transparency, and pressure-sensitive adhesive composition and sheet that can produce such an optical component efficiently at a low cost. The pressure-sensitive adhesive composition according to the present invention includes a rust inhibitor, and a mixture of at least one monomer component for constituting a base polymer or a partially polymerized product of a mixture of at least one monomer component for constituting a base polymer. The monomer component includes no or substantially no acid group-containing monomer. The pressure-sensitive adhesive composition contains no or substantially no organic solvent. The pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet has a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed from such pressure-sensitive adhesive composition.

Braking apparatus

The present invention discloses a braking apparatus for a vehicle having a brake pedal. The braking apparatus includes a master cylinder having a reservoir for retaining a brake fluid. At least one hydraulically actuated brake is in fluid communication with the master cylinder and a control unit is in electrical communication with the hydraulically actuated brake. A replenishment system is in fluid communication with the master cylinder and in electrical communication with the control unit for feeding the brake fluid into the replenishment system during a first condition and feeding the brake fluid from the replenishment system into the hydraulically actuated brake during a second condition after initial depression of the brake pedal to provide consistent pedal feel and braking pressure.
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