Total 7683 patents for "2016-03-17"

Training Optimization of Multiple Lines in a Vectored System Using a Prepared-to-Join Group

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160080031

A novel procedure is described which provides a method for initialization of a group of CPE devices (short: CPEs) during a training that in part registers capabilities of the CPEs, wherein at least one CPE registers late to the training and thus cannot be registered. In accordance with the example described herein, the method comprises: determining capabilities of the CPEs during a Joining Phase of the training, wherein it is determined whether a CPE device is capable of employing vectoring. The method further comprises placing in a hold status the at least one CPE that registers late by keeping a line active that is coupled to the at least one CPE. Another Joining Phase is provided after the Joining Phase in order to register the at least one CPE which has registered late.

Method and apparatus for acquiring and fusing ultrasound images with pre-acquired images

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160078623

A method of fusing ultrasound images with pre-acquired images includes acquiring a first 3D ultrasound image in real-time; identifying at least one known reference pattern or object within a pre-acquired 3D image and the 3D ultrasound image; registering the real-time 3D ultrasound image with the pre-acquired 3D image by using the reference pattern or object; fusing the 3D ultrasound images of a sequence of real-time 3D ultrasound images; with the pre-acquired 3D image using data of the co-registration; and displaying fusion tomographic images, each including the corresponding real-time ultrasound image and the pre-acquired image. The registration between real-time 3D ultrasound images and the pre-acquired 3D image is performed continuously in the background by continuing to acquire the real-time 3D ultrasound images and to register them with the pre-acquired 3D images using the reference pattern or patterns or the object or objects.

WOBBLE REMOVAL SHAFT COUPLING AND HYPOCYCLOID REDUCTION GEAR DEVICE USING SAME

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160076623

In a wobble removal shaft coupling device including a wobble removal gear having an internal gear with a first central axial line and an external gear meshing with the wobble removal gear and having a second central axial line. The first and second central axial lines are in parallel with and offset from each other, and the external gear teeth are identical in number to the internal gear teeth of the wobble removal gear. At least one of the two sets of the gear teeth are resiliently deformable in a circumferential and/or radial direction so as to allow the two gears to be meshing with each other while permitting an eccentric wobbling movement of the external gear relative to the internal gear without requiring a play or a sliding engagement. The wobble removal shaft coupling device can be incorporated in a hypocycloid reduction gear device.

ANALYZING CLIENT APPLICATION BEHAVIOR TO DETECT ANOMALIES AND PREVENT ACCESS

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160080345

A client device accesses content and performs actions at a remote application server via a user-agent application. The application server directs the user-agent application to a security verification system to retrieve and perform security tests. The security verification system receives information from the user-agent application describing characteristics of the user-agent application, and the security verification system selects a set of security tests to be performed by a security module executing in the user-agent application to verify that the user-agent application is accessing the application server consistent with the described user-agent application. The security verification system compares a set of test results with other user-agent applications and provides a token to the user-agent application to access the application server. The security module may also monitor and actions on the user-agent application to permit the security verification system to revise or revoke the token.

MODIFYING SOUND OUTPUT IN PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160080537

Technologies are generally described for modifying sound output in a personal communication device. Example devices described herein may include one or more of a communication unit, an audio processor, and/or a sound leakage detector. A communication signal may be received from the other party during personal communication by the communication unit. The communication signal may be converted by the audio processor into receiver sound for output by a receiver speaker. The sound leakage detector may provide a sound leakage indication if the sound leakage detector receives an input indicating a leakage of the receiver sound being output by the receiver speaker. Further, the audio processor may modify the receiver sound based on the sound leakage indication.

METHOD FOR COMBUSTING EXHAUST GAS WITH OXYGEN FEED LINE

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160076765

The exhaust gases stemming from an oil conveyance such as in a refinery or a chemical factory are flared with oxygen-containing gas fed into the flame, in particular with oxygen-enriched air with a high oxygen content or technically pure oxygen, so as to achieve as soot-free a combustion as possible that also generates less environmentally harmful emissions. The device for combusting exhaust gases is a combination of an exhaust gas pipe, an ignition device and an oxygen line, which is connected with an oxygen tank. The oxygen feed line is used in particular during operational malfunctions instead of a steam feed line or as an additional feed line when not enough steam is generated by the chemical plants.

PRODUCTION METHOD OF OPTICAL FIBER PREFORM, AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF OPTICAL FIBER

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160075590

A production method of an optical fiber preform includes first preparing a first preform having a plurality of glass preforms and a first cladding portion disposed between the plurality of glass preforms, and first arranging a second cladding portion to surround the first preform. At the first arranging, a material gas and a combustion gas are ejected from a burner to produce glass particles. The first preform and the burner are moved relative to each other in a longitudinal direction of the first preform. The glass particles are deposited on the first preform.

WIRELESS EQUIPMENT FOR AIRPLANE SEAT

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160080042

The present invention relates to equipment (80, 80A, 80B, 80C, 80D, 80E) for an airplane seat (36A) having at least two states comprising a first antenna (150A) able to transmit a state signal (158A) relative to the state of the equipment (80, 80A, 80B, 80C, 80D, 80E) and a second antenna (154A) able to receive a control signal (182) to change the state of the equipment (80A).

DETERMINING BIAS INFORMATION FOR OFFSETTING OPERATING VARIATIONS IN MEMORY CELLS

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160077753

Disclosed is an apparatus and method for determining memory cell bias information for use in memory operations. One or more memory die are selected from a group of memory die, and one or more memory blocks selected from the selected one or more memory die. A group of cells within the selected memory blocks are programmed and cycled. Bias values are generated based on comparing one or more program levels associated with respective wordlines with predetermined programming levels. The bias values are stored lookup table that is configured to be accessible at runtime by a memory controller for retrieval of the bias value during a memory operation.

Human Serum Albumin Binding Compounds and Fusion Proteins Thereof

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160076011

The present invention relates to a polypeptide binding to human serum albumin and comprising or consisting of an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of: (a) GVTLFVALYDY(X 1 )(X 2 )(X 3 )(X 4 )(X 5 ) (X 6 )D(X 7 )SFHKGEKFQIL(X 8 )(X 9 )(X 10 )(X 11 )(X 12 )G(X 13 )(X 14 )W(X 15 )(X 16 )RSLTTG(X 17 )(X 18 )G(X 19 )IPSNYVAPVDSIQ (SEQ ID NO: 1), wherein (X 1 ) is A, V, I, L, M, G, P, S, T, N, Q, C, R, H, K, D or E; (X 2 ) is R, H, K, A, V, I, L, M, G, P, S, T, N, Q or C; (X 3 ) is R, H, K, S, T, N, Q, C, F, Y, W, A, V, I, L, M, G or P; (X 4 ) is S, T, N, Q, C, A, V, I, L, M, G, P, R, H, K, F, Y, W, D or E; (X 5 ) is S, T, N, Q, C, D, E, F, Y, W, A, V, I, L, M, G, P, R, H or K; (X 6 ) is F, Y, W, A, V, I, L, M, G, P, R, H, K, S, T, N, Q or C; (X 7 ) is A, V, I, L, M, G, P, R, H or K; (X 8 ) is S, T, N, Q, C, D or E; (X 9 ) is S, T, N, Q, C, D, E, A, V, I, L, M, G, P, F, Y or W; (X 10 ) is A, V, I, L, M, G or P; (X 11 ) is F, Y, W, R, H or K; (X 12 ) is S, T, N, Q, C, F, Y or W; (X 13 ) is F, Y, W, R, H, K, S, T, N, Q, C, D, E, A, V, I, L, M, G or P; (X 14 ) is F, Y, W, A, V, I, L, M, G or P; (X 15 ) is D, E, A, V, I, L, M, G or P; (X 16 ) is A, V, I, L, M, G or P; (X 17 ) is D, E, A, V, I, L, M, G, P, R, H or K; (X 18 ) is S, T, N, Q, C, A, V, I, L, M, G or P; (X 19 ) is F, Y, W, S, T, N, Q or C; and (b) an amino acid sequence which is at least 90% identical to the amino acid sequence of (a), wherein the identity determination excludes amino acid positions (X 1 ) to (X 19 ).

PARTITIONING DIGITAL MEDIA FOR CONSUMPTION

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160080458

Embodiments of the present invention partition digital media content. One or more processors identify an episode of digital media content based on subscription preferences of a user. The one or more processors respond to a determination that a duration of the episode is less than or equal to a combined duration of two free time slots in an electronic calendar of a user by partitioning the episode into at least two segments. A first episode segment has a duration that is less than or equal to a duration of the first free time slot. A second episode segment has a duration that is less than or equal to the duration of the second free time slot. The one or more processors associate, in the electronic calendar, the first episode segment with the first time slot and the second episode segment with the second time slot.

APPARATUS FOR SPREADING A FLUID ACROSS A SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160076979

This disclosure is directed to an apparatus and method for spreading a fluid across a substrate. A spreader for spreading a fluid across a substrate includes a wiper and a frame. The wiper and the frame may mate to permit translation of the wiper across, and with respect to, the frame. The wiper spreads the fluid across the substrate and the frame supports the wiper and the substrate. The frame may also include a ramp to cause a portion of the wiper to lift away from the substrate.

UNITARY FACE SEAL ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160076652

A metal face seal assembly includes a casing with a first portion that rotates with respect to a second portion. Inside the casing is a face seal assembly with a first seal member that has a first sealing face that rotates with respect to a second seal member that has a second sealing face. At least one loader is provided that is compressible against the casing and exerts a biasing force against one of the first seal member and the second seal member to bias together the first seal face of the first seal member and the second seal face of the second seal member. The first portion and the second portion can each terminate with an annular ring that are separated by a gap for an installation ring positioned in the gap that is removable after installation of the metal face seal assembly.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING MULTI-PAGE READ AND WRITE USING SRAM AND NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICES

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160078938

A memory device includes a static random-access memory (SRAM) circuit and a first nonvolatile memory (NVM) string, a second NVM string, a first and a second drain select gates (DSGs). The SRAM circuit is able to temporarily store information in response to bit line (BL) information which is coupled to at the input terminal of the SRAM circuit. The first NVM string having at least one nonvolatile memory cell is coupled to the output terminal of the SRAM. The first DSG is operable to control the timing for storing information at the output terminal of the SRAM to the first nonvolatile memory. The second NVM string having at least one nonvolatile memory cell is coupled to the output terminal of the SRAM. The second DSG controls the timing for storing information at the output terminal of the SRAM to the second nonvolatile memory string.

MOBILE DEVICE HAVING FUNCTION OF CONTROLLING CALL CONNECTION IN LOCK MODE BY USING VOICE SIGNAL

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160080569

The present invention relates to a mobile device having a function of controlling a call connection in a lock mode by using a voice signal. The mobile device includes: a keypad 110 which allows a user to input an execution command for setting a specific function or for performing a specific function; a controller 130 which performs a corresponding operation in accordance with the execution command input to the keypad 110, a preset internal function, or an execution command applied from the outside; a microphone 140 which allow the user to input a voice command under the control of the controller 130; a memory 160 stores at least one preset reference command under the control of the controller 130 and stores the voice command input through the microphone 140 under the control of the controller 130; an LED 180 which represents an operation state of the mobile device under the control of the controller 130; a wireless transceiver 190 which performs a voice call or a data communication between a transmitting terminal and a receiving mobile device; and a speaker 195 which outputs a specific operation state or a user's voice signal under the control of the controller 130. When the receiving mobile device receives an incoming call from any transmitting terminal in a lock mode, the controller 130 converts automatically the mobile device into a voice input mode for a predetermined period of time, and when it is determined that a specific voice command input by the user of the receiving mobile device in the voice input mode is successfully recognized by the receiving mobile device, the controller 130 controls the wireless transceiver 190 to control a call connection between the transmitting terminal and the receiving mobile device.

Semiconductor Device and Method of Manufacturing the Same

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160079417

To satisfy both suppression of rise in contact resistance and improvement of breakdown voltage near the end part of a trench part. The trench part GT is provided between a source offset region and a drain offset region at least in plan view in a semiconductor layer, and is provided in a source-drain direction from the source offset region toward the drain offset region in plan view. A gate insulating film GI covers the side surface and the bottom surface of the trench part GT. A gate electrode is provided in the trench part at least in plan view, and contacts the gate insulating film GI. A contact GC contacts the gate electrode GE. The contact GC is disposed, shifted in a first direction perpendicular to the source-drain direction relative to the centerline in the trench part GT extending in the source-drain direction in plan view, and is provided in the trench part GT in plan view.

OPTICAL CONNECTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR OPTICAL CONNECTOR

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160077284

An optical connector 1 includes a plurality of light incidence/emission portions 10 and a ferrule 20. Each of the plurality of light incidence/emission portions 10 includes a waveguide member 11 having a first optical axis L1, and a GRIN lens 12 including a second optical axis L2, and has one end 12 a connected to an end portion 11 a of the waveguide member 11 and the other end 12 b provided with an incidence/emission plane 10 a . The second optical axis L2 is offset relative to the first optical axis L1 at the end portion 11 a of the waveguide member 11. The incidence/emission plane 10 a is orthogonal to neither an optical axis of an optical beam emitted from the incidence/emission plane 10 a nor an optical axis of an optical beam entering the incidence/emission plane 10 a . The ferrule 20 includes guide portions 25, 26.

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR ENRICHING MICROBLOG PAGE

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160080308

The present disclosure discloses methods, systems and devices providing enriched message on a microblog page. The methods include providing the microblog page on a terminal of a user, the page being displayed in a timeline format; and providing an enriched message associated with an interactive application in the timeline, wherein the enriched message is configured to direct the terminal to present the interactive application in the timeline when the user clicks the enriched message.

MECHANISM AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING DATA IN A SHARED MEMORY

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160080491

A mechanism and method for accessing data in a shared memory by at least one client, includes an allocation of data in the shared memory, the memory configured in a plurality of buffers, and accessing the data by a client or a server without locking or restricting access to the data.

AXIAL PISTON PUMP

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160076525

The invention relates to an axial piston swash plate pump, in particular for hydraulic systems, comprising a cylinder drum (1) which can be rotationally driven about an axis (15) in a pump housing (7), in which pistons (21) are arranged in an axially displaceable manner supporting, by means of the actuation end thereof (31) which is accessible from the outside of the cylinder drum (1), at least indirectly a swash plate (3), said swash plate being pivotable to the desired angles of inclination with respect to the axis (15) in order to adjust the stroke of the piston (21) and also the fluid system pressure generated thereby. Said swash plate (3) is mounted, for the pivotable movements thereof, on the pump housing (7) by means of a swash plate bearing (39, 41); characterized in that a supply device (5), which enables a fluid which is at a system pressure to travel at least to the swash plate bearing (39, 41), is provided.

Multi-Objective Core-Flood Test System for Oil Recovery Evaluation

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160077023

Example methods and systems are described for performing core-flood tests for evaluating effectiveness of hydrocarbon recovery techniques. In some aspects, a core-flood test system includes a core holder configured to be coupled to a computed tomography (CT) scanner system to monitor fluid saturations of a core including a rock sample and a core sleeve to be received in the core holder. The core holder and the core sleeve are separated by a confining space. The core sleeve is configured to receive the core. The core sleeve is configured to contact the core in response to a confining pressure applied to the core sleeve in the confining space and to be separate from the core in response to the confining pressure being removed, creating a fracture space between the core and the core sleeve.

MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD AND RADIO BASE STATION

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160080985

In a handover procedure between cells under different radio base stations (eNB), RRC diversity is implemented at the initiative of a network. A mobile communication method of the invention includes the steps of: causing a mobile station (UE) to transmit a measurement report to a radio base station (eNB #1); causing the radio base station (eNB #1) to transmit CoMP preparation to a radio base station (eNB #10); causing the radio base station (eNB #10) to transmit setting information on a cell (#10) to the radio base station (eNB #1); causing the radio base station (eNB #1) to conduct setting of the mobile station (UE) to perform CoMP transmission-reception; causing the mobile station (UE) to notify the radio base station (eNB #1) of radio quality in the cell (#10); and causing the radio base station (eNB #1) to instruct the mobile station (UE) to activate the CoMP transmission-reception.

CHARCOAL CHIMNEY

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160075961

Embodiments described herein are generally directed to a charcoal chimney that may hold charcoal. The charcoal chimney may be formed of a material that is combustible. The charcoal chimney is generally intended as a single use chimney. The charcoal chimney may be associated with a non-toxic fire-retardant or ignition delay substance that delays combustion of the chimney for at least an initial heating phase. The ignition delay substance may be a coating on one or more surfaces of the charcoal chimney. The ignition delay substance may be impregnated or otherwise formed into the material forming the charcoal chimney. The ignition delay substance may be both coated onto and impregnated into the charcoal chimney. The fire-retardant or ignition delay substance is generally intended to delay the combustion of the charcoal chimney for a period of time. The chimney may be provided with suitable air holes to facilitate airflow around the charcoal and within the chimney.

Multiple Depth Vias In an Integrated Circuit

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160079343

An integrated circuit with vias with different depths stopping on etch stop layers with different thicknesses. A method of simultaneously etching vias with different depths without causing etch damage to the material being contacted by the vias.

FLEXIBLE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE INCLUDING THE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160079625

An electrode assembly including an electrode structure including a first electrode plate and a second electrode plate which are alternately disposed, and a separator film that is disposed between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate, wherein a surface of the separator film is bonded to the first electrode plate, and a binding member, which rigidly connects at least one selected from the first electrode plate, the second electrode plate, and the separator film.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EARTH MOVING AND SURFACE GRADING

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160076217

A tandem system having multiple fluid powered cylinders for operation of motor graders and other earth-moving equipment that is capable of interfacing with and being controlled by conventional two dimensional (2-D) and three dimensional (3-D) grade control systems, responds to encountered grade changes and adjusts elevation and a cross-slope to match predetermined project design specifications. Each cylinder member has at least one master area and at least one slave area.

Extracting Entropy From The Vibration Of Multiple Machines

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160077804

Generating a pool of random numbers for use by computer applications. Vibration sensors are placed throughout a machine and collect entropy data from the measurements of the vibration sensors. The data is then filtered and sent via secure connection to a second machine to be added to the second machine's entropy pool. Applications needing a random number may acquire a number from the pool. A method, computer program product and system to generate the pool are provided.

TECHNOLOGIES FOR COMMUNICATING ROADWAY INFORMATION

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160076207

Technologies for communicating roadway information includes a plurality of roadway markers configured to propagate communications amongst each other. To do so, each roadway marker is configured to transmit communications to one or more other roadway markers. The communications may include sensor data generated by a sensor of a roadway marker. One or more roadway markers may transmit the sensor data to a roadway controller. Additionally or alternatively, the communication may include an alert message. A roadway marker may include a local alert device and be configured to activate the alert device in response to receiving an alert message. Additionally, one or more roadway markers may communicate with a roadway controller, a roadway traffic device, and/or an in-vehicle computing system of a vehicle to propagate roadway marker sensor data and/or alert messages. The roadway controller may be configured to control the roadway traffic devices, roadway makers, and/or communicate with remote computing devices.

IMAGING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160077021

Disclosed is an imaging system capable of reducing the generation of interference patterns in a state in which a beam of highly coherent electromagnetic waves is enlarged to a prescribed illumination area and used for illumination by moving the prescribed illumination region within a range of motion that is smaller than the illumination region.

ELECTRONIC PACKAGED DEVICE

Pub Date: 2016-03-17

Pub Number: US20160081235

A manufacturing method of electronic packaged device includes the following. A plurality of electronic components is disposed on a substrate carrier. An encapsulating member is disposed on the substrate carrier and covers the electronic components. The substrate carrier is separated from the encapsulating member. A plurality of first trenches is arranged on a first surface of the encapsulating member. Conductive material is disposed onto the first surface and into the first trenches to form a conductive layer. The conductive layer is patterned on the first surface to form a circuit layer. The circuit layer includes at least one grounding pad. A plurality of second trenches is arranged on a second surface of the encapsulating member. At least one shielding structure is formed in the first trenches and the second trenches. An electromagnetic shielding layer is connected to the grounding pad.