Total 8659 patents for "2016-06-16"

Quick-Connect System for a High Pressure Connection

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160169570

A quick-connect system for a high pressure connection includes a port and a collet. The port defines an inlet opening at an outer longitudinal end of the port and includes an inner wall having a first sloped surface at least partially defining a collet cavity. The first sloped surface has a first diameter at a first end nearest the inlet opening and a second diameter, which is greater than the first diameter, at a second end opposite the first end. The collet includes a head portion and a plurality of legs extending distally from the head portion, and each leg of the plurality of legs includes a distal foot portion. In a connected state, the foot portions of the plurality of legs are located in the collet cavity, and the foot portions define an outermost diameter that is greater than the first diameter.

METHODS FOR QUANTITATIVE CHARACTERIZATION OF ASPHALTENES IN SOLUTIONS USING TWO-DIMENSIONAL LOW-FIELD NMR MEASUREMENT

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160169820

A method for determining the concentration of asphaltenes in a solution is described. A model is first established for estimating the concentration of asphaltenes in a solution based on multiple samples of solutions of asphaltenes in the solvent in which the concentrations are known. The multiple samples have varying concentrations of asphaltenes. The diffusivity and relaxation time are measured for each sample using two-dimensional NMR. The ratio of diffusivity to relaxation time for each sample is then calculated. A linear equation is determined to fit the relationship between the ratio of diffusivity to relaxation time and the asphaltene concentration by weight for the multiple samples, thus creating the model. For a given solution sample for which the concentration of asphaltenes is desired to be determined, diffusivity and relaxation time are determined using two-dimensional NMR, and the ratio of diffusivity to relaxation time is calculated. This ratio is then used with the model, so that the linear equation can be solved for the asphaltene concentration in the given solution sample.

INTERLEAVED SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160172977

A control circuit for an interleaved switching power supply having a plurality of parallel coupled power stage circuits, can include: a feedback circuit that receives an output voltage of the interleaved switching power supply, and generates an output voltage feedback signal; a ripple generator that receives a plurality of switching control signals, and generates an AC ripple signal having a frequency that is N times a switching frequency; an adder circuit that adds the output voltage feedback signal with the AC ripple signal, and generates a superposition signal; a comparison circuit that receives the superposition signal and a reference voltage, and generates a comparison signal; and a frequency divider circuit that divides the comparison signal into a plurality of turn on control signals configured to control turn on of a plurality of main power switches in the plurality of power stage circuits.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING MICROBIAL CONVERSION OF BIOMASS USING MECHANICAL AUGMENTATION

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160168596

A system and method for converting biomass with no chemical pretreatment is disclosed. Combination of a microbial system and the use of mechanical disruption during fermentation may help achieve high conversion rate without the extra cost and undesirable by-products typically associated with the pretreatment process.

METHOD FOR COATING SURFACES OF A DEVICE, AND DEVICE SO MADE

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160168740

Process for the production of a component of valves, of fittings or of tap assemblies, including steps of providing a metal substrate, (electro-)depositing a first layer of copper on at least a portion of the metal substrate, and (electro-)depositing, on at least a portion of the first layer of copper and in direct contact therewith, a second shiny layer of chrome to obtain said component. A valve or tap assembly component made according to the aforesaid method.

Method and Device for Wavelength Shifted Imaging

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160166151

A micro-camera catheter device is disclosed having at least one light source disposed on a distal end of a catheter. The light source is capable of propagating a predetermined wavelength of light with a wavelength greater than approximately 700 nanometers onto a target. The device further includes a lens system disposed on the distal end of the catheter, said lens system configured to receive light reflected from the target. The device further includes a non-linear optical media disposed about the lens system configured to reduce the wavelength of light reflected from the target. The device also includes a silicon-based solid state imaging device disposed behind the non-linear optical media configured to receive light from the non-linear optical media.

Method for Protecting Decryption Keys in a Decoder and Decoder for Implementing Said Method

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160173946

Method for securing control words within a decoder in charge of descrambling digital content protected by these control words, comprising the following steps: for each descrambling unit of this decoder, loading in a directory a pairing key referenced by an identifier associating said key to a descrambling unit; receiving at least one encrypted control word referenced by an indication allowing to identify the descrambling unit for which it is intended; decrypting the control word by using a first key shared with a security module; identifying in the directory the pairing key whose identifier corresponds to the indication of destination associated to the control word; encrypting this control word by using this pairing key; and storing in a register the control word in a chronological and referenced way.

DEVICE, METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR SPECIFYING ABNORMALITY-OCCURRENCE AREA OF SECONDARY BATTERY SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160169977

An apparatus for identifying a position of an abnormality occurred in a secondary battery system includes an information acquisition unit for acquiring information about a module (module information) from among a plurality of modules included in a module series that accommodates a block for which the difference between a block voltage value and a block voltage value after a primary delay has changed so as to exceed a voltage threshold within a preset time before and after the point in time at which the block voltage value and series current value stopped being correlated, a notification reception unit for receiving a notification about the occurrence of an abnormality in a secondary battery, and a module specification unit for specifying at least the module corresponding to the latest module information as the module in which an abnormality occurred when the notification reception unit receives a notification.

COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND KITS FOR DIAGNOSIS OF LUNG CANCER

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160169900

Methods are provided for identifying biomarker proteins that exhibit differential expression in subjects with a first lung condition versus healthy subjects or subjects with a second lung condition. Also provided are compositions comprising these biomarker proteins and methods of using these biomarker proteins or panels thereof to diagnose, classify, and monitor various lung conditions. The methods and compositions provided herein may be used to diagnose or classify a subject as having lung cancer or a non-cancerous condition, and to distinguish between different types of cancer (e.g., malignant versus benign, SCLC versus NSCLC).

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, ELECTRODE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160172618

A light emitting device including a substrate, a first electrode structure, an organic light emitting structure and a second electrode structure is provided. The first electrode structure includes a first transparent conductive layer, a patterned conductive layer and a second transparent conductive layer disposed on the substrate in sequence, so that the patterned conductive layer is interposed between the second transparent conductive layer and the first transparent conductive layer in a thickness direction of the substrate. The organic light emitting structure and the second electrode structure are disposed on the substrate, and the organic light emitting structure is located between the first electrode structure and the second electrode structure in the thickness direction of the substrate. An electrode structure and a manufacturing method thereof are also provided.

APPARATUS FOR FLARING A DOUBLE-WALLED TUBE

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160167102

An apparatus for flaring an outer tube of a double-walled tube is provided. The apparatus includes a frame, a flaring tool and a clamping arrangement. The frame includes a first portion and a second portion that is laterally disposed in relation to the first portion. The clamping arrangement is disposed on the first portion. The clamping arrangement is configured to receive the double-walled tube therein and position an end of the double-walled tube to face the second portion. The clamping arrangement is operable to axially restrict the double-walled tube. The flaring tool is disposed in an axially movable engagement with respect to the second portion. The flaring tool includes a flaring tip that defines a tapered portion. The tapered portion is configured to face the end of the double-walled tube and flare an end of the outer tube.

WEIGHTED SUBSYMBOLIC DATA ENCODING

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160171041

Described herein is a method and system of geometrically encoding data including partitioning data into a plurality of semantic classes based on a dissimilarity metric, generating a subspace formed by first and second data elements, the first and second data elements being included in first and second numbers of partitioned semantic classes, encoding the first data element with respect to the second data element such that the generated subspace formed by the first data element and the second data element is orthogonal, computing a weight distribution of the first data element with respect to the second data element, the weight distribution being performed for each of the first number of semantic classes and the second number of semantic classes, and determining a dominant semantic class corresponding to an ordered sequence of the first data element and the second data element, the dominant semantic class having a maximum weight distribution.

System and Method for Preventing Centrifugal Clutch Lock-Ups Within a Transmission of a Work Vehicle

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160169304

In one aspect, a computer-implemented method for preventing centrifugal clutch lock-ups within a work vehicle transmission may generally include transmitting a signal associated with disengaging a clutch of the transmission, wherein the clutch includes a hydraulic actuator having a pressure relief valve. The method may also include monitoring a pressure of the hydraulic fluid supplied to the actuator relative to a predetermined pressure threshold and monitoring a rotational speed of a clutch can associated with the clutch relative to a predetermined speed threshold, wherein the speed threshold is defined relative to a lock-up speed associated with the clutch can. In addition, the method may include transmitting a lock-up signal associated with limiting the rotational speed of the clutch can and/or providing an indication that a clutch lock-up is likely to occur when the pressure exceeds the pressure threshold and the rotational speed exceeds the speed threshold.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FOREIGN OBJECT DETECTION IN INDUCTION ELECTRIC CHARGER

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160172891

An example embodiment of the invention is a method and device for detecting foreign objects (FO) near the primary coil of an induction charger used in charging electric vehicle batteries. Individual sensors of a sensor array are configured to output a sensing signal in response to magnetically coupling the high frequency alternating magnetic field produced by the primary coil. A disable signal line is configured to disable the power source when a controller determines from scanned sensor signals, that a FO is present. An alarm can be activated by the microprocessor to alert the user to the presence of a FO on or near the primary coil. In this manner, damage can be avoided that could otherwise be caused from the presence of a FO near the primary coil. Moreover, a more efficient charging operation can be achieved by avoiding dissipating energy by heating a FO.

SOCIAL NETWORK SECURITY MONITORING

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160173520

A computer-implemented method includes security settings data associated with one or more profiles of a protected social entity on one or more social networks is scanned, and the security settings data associated with the one or more profiles of the protected social entity is assessed. A first security risk score for the protected social entity is determined based on the assessment of the security settings data, and the first security risk score is provided to the protected social entity.

Analysis System of Project Concluding Report Based on Biological Cloud Platform and Method Thereof

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160171156

An analysis system of a project concluding report based on a biological cloud platform and a method. The system includes a concluding report analysis module, for analyzing the concluding report, and integrating and packaging analysis results and raw data into a project file; a presentation module to query all project files and display them in a list, and present a certain project according to a preset style; an integrated analysis module to receive user requests and generate analysis tasks, perform analysis as instructed and transmit the analysis result to the presentation module. The presentation module may also query and read the analysis results corresponding to the project file from the project file list, and display the project file and the corresponding analysis results. By integrating content of the concluding report, raw data and analysis software in one page, users can read and analyze the concluding reports while checking raw data.

MANGANESE CARBOXYLATES FOR PEROXYGEN ACTIVATION

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160168515

The efficacy of peroxy compounds such as hydrogen peroxide in bleaching compositions and the like may be enhanced by the presence of manganese carboxylates containing branched chain carboxylate and/or tartrate groups. The invention relates to the activation of peroxy compounds using particular types of manganese carboxylates so as to render such compounds more effective in bleaching stains from substrate surfaces and other such applications.

Manual treadmill

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160166877

Disclosed is a manual treadmill for the exercise of a user, comprising: a frame extending along a longitudinal direction and rotational shafts suitable to rotate about corresponding rotational axes transversal to the longitudinal direction of the frame; and an exercise belt operatively connected to the rotational shafts, so as to generate an endless closed exercise path having an upper portion suitable to interact with the user and a lower portion facing a reference plane. The upper portion has a set curved side profile along the longitudinal direction of the frame so that a force generated by the user on the exercise belt generates the rotation of the rotational shafts and the exercise belt.

APPLICATION ACTIVATION METHOD AND APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160170575

Embodiments of the present invention provide an application activation method and apparatus and electronic equipment. The activation method includes: determining one or more recommended application(s) according to information on practice of use of applications; and activating the one or more recommended application(s). With the embodiments of the present invention, many applications expected to be used need not to be looked for, thereby reducing a large quantity of repeated operations, and obtaining better user experience.

FUEL SUPPLY APPARATUS FOR AIRCRAFT ENGINE

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160169112

Two systems of a first pump unit and a third pump unit that supply fuel of a fuselage fuel tank, and a second pump unit and a fourth pump unit that supply fuel of fuel tanks in both right and left wings are provided corresponding to a left-wing engine and a right-wing engine, respectively. A supply source of the fuel to be supplied to the left-wing engine or the right-wing engine is switched by switching of the pump unit to be turned on.

Gesture-Based Signature Authentication

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160173494

Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to systems, methods, devices, and machine-readable mediums for implementing gesture-based signature authentication. In one embodiment, a method may involve recording a first gesture-based signature and storing the recorded first gesture-based signature. Then the method compares the first gesture-based signature with a second gesture-based signature. Then the method verifies the first gesture-based signature as authentic when the first gesture-based signature is substantially similar to the second gesture-based signature.

CSI Reporting for a Set of CSI-RS Resources

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160173182

A method implemented by a wireless terminal of reporting channel state information to a wireless communication network is disclosed. The wireless terminal receives reference symbols on a set of channel state information reference symbol (CSI-RS) resources, and determines a common transmission rank for the set of CSI-RS resources, based on the reference symbols received on a subset of those CSI-RS resources. The terminal then generates CSI feedback as a function of the common transmission rank, and transmits the CSI feedback to the communication network. The CSI feedback may include the common transmission rank itself, or may include different transmission ranks for different CSI-RS resources each determined as a function of the common transmission rank. A complementary method in which a network node uses such a CSI feedback to perform rank adaptation for the set of CSI-RS resources is also disclosed.

COLOR TUNING FOR ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160170106

The present invention is directed to color tuning methods for electrophoretic display devices. For example, a color tuning agent may be added to a composition for forming a display cell structure or a primer layer. Alternatively, a separate color tuning layer may be added to a display device. Further, a color tuning agent may be added to an electrophoretic display fluid. The color tuning methods are useful for adjusting the color temperature of a display device.

Revision Safe Upgrade in a Hybrid Cloud Landscape

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160170734

Techniques are described for automatically scheduling and performing upgrades in a hybrid cloud scenario. Advantages to these techniques include revision safe system upgrades and that the process is automated, thus reducing expensive operation costs. Techniques include receiving a landscape model describing changes to a customer landscape, identifying a customer-side system within a customer landscape to upgrade based on the landscape model, and identifying a server-side system within the server landscape that is associated with the customer-side system, and scheduling the customer-side system and the server-side system for upgrade.

IDENTIFYING A THUMBNAIL IMAGE TO REPRESENT A VIDEO

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160170985

Techniques are shown for generating image frames from a media presentation. In one embodiment a computer implemented method is provided. The method includes identifying, by a processing device, image frames from a media presentation comprising a plurality of image frames. Candidate thumbnails are selected from the identified image frames. A probability is determined that a selected candidate thumbnail with a success ranking higher than other selected thumbnails is an optimum candidate thumbnail for representing the media presentation in view of a relationship between the success ranking of the selected candidate thumbnail and the success rankings of the other selected candidate thumbnails. Thereupon, data for displaying the selected candidate thumbnail to a user as a representative of the media presentation is provided by the processing device.

ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160173099

An electronic circuit comprises: an input terminal; an output terminal; first and second supply rails; first, second, third, and fourth field effect transistors, FETs, each of a first type and each having respective gate, source and drain terminals; and first and second loads. The source of the first FET is connected to the first supply rail, the drain of the first FET and the source of the second FET are connected to the output terminal, the drain of the second FET is connected to the second supply rail, the gate of the third FET and the gate of the fourth FET are connected to the input terminal, the drain of the third FET is connected to the second supply rail, the first load is connected between the first supply rail and the source of the third FET, and the second load is connected between the drain of the fourth FET and the second supply rail. In one aspect of the invention, the gate of the first FET is connected to a node between the source of the third FET and the first load such that a voltage at the source of the third FET is applied to the gate of the first FET, and the gate of the second FET is connected to a node between the drain of the fourth FET and the second load such that a voltage at the drain of the fourth FET is applied to the gate of the second FET.

INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT FOR ADAPTIVE TDD WITH FREQUENCY DOMAIN SEPARATIONS

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160173264

A method of wireless communications includes adapting to downlink/uplink resource allocations. In particular, the downlink/uplink communications may be adjusted according to time division duplexed (TDD) configurations of serving and neighbor cells.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING A HYBRID BROADCAST UNICAST TELEVISION

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160173955

A method of implementing a hybrid broadcast-unicast television is provided herein. The method may include: broadcasting a stream of a user-requested content over a digital television (DTV) channel; monitoring at least one qualitative criterion of the stream broadcasted over the DTV channel; in case that the monitored qualitative criterion is below a predefined threshold, switching said user to an internet protocol (IP) channel that corresponds to same stream of said DTV channel; and in a case that after switching to the IP channel, the monitored qualitative criterion becomes equal to or above said predefined threshold, switching back said user to said DTV channel, wherein the switching from the IP channel to the DTV channel comprises buffering the stream of the DTV channel through the IP channel so as to preserve continuity of the stream received by the user.

COMBINATION THERAPY OF AN AFUCOSYLATED CD20 ANTIBODY WITH BENDAMUSTINE

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160166688

The present invention is directed to the combination therapy of an afucosylated anti-CD20 antibody with bendamustine for the treatment of cancer, especially to the combination therapy of CD20 expressing cancers with an afucosylated humanized B-Ly1 antibody and bendamustine.

ATTACHMENT DEVICE

Pub Date: 2016-06-16

Pub Number: US20160169259

Generally discussed herein are systems, apparatuses, and methods that relate to an attachment device. According to an example, a device may include an elongated shaft including a top portion, a central portion, and a bottom portion, the central portion between the top portion and the bottom portion, a first fastener in the bottom portion of the shaft, a second fastener in the top portion of the shaft, the second fastener having an adjustable fastening location along the top portion of the shaft, and a spring situated between the first fastener and the second fastener such that a spring force of the spring varies depending on a selected fastening location on the second fastener.