Total 7655 patents for "2017-07-06"

CONTROL APPARATUS OF POWERTRAIN WITH CENTRIFUGAL PENDULUM ABSORBER

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170190332

A control apparatus of a powertrain with a centrifugal pendulum absorber, includes an engine formed with a plurality of cylinders, a drive force transmission shaft for receiving an engine output torque, a centrifugal pendulum absorber for reducing a variation in the output torque, a connect-disconnect mechanism, an engine controlling module for shifting an engine operating state between an all-cylinder operation and a reduced-cylinder operation, and a connection controlling module. The connection controlling module shifts a connecting state of the connect-disconnect mechanism to a first state when the engine is in the all-cylinder operation, and shifts the connecting state to a second state in which the connection is tighter than the first state when the engine is in the reduced-cylinder operation. In response to issued requests to shift the engine operating state, the connection controlling module shifts the connecting state, and the engine controlling module shifts the engine operating state.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING A VIDEO STREAM FOR AN OBJECT OF INTEREST

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170195706

A method and device for ranking video feeds provide a user with the best feed depending on what the user wishes to see. The method includes obtaining one or more video feeds and ranking the video feeds. The ranking is based, at least in part, upon input from a viewer indicating an object of interest. The ranking can consider things such as video stream resolution and signal strength.

PROCESS OF CONVERTING NATURAL PLANT OILS TO BIOFUELS

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170190983

The conversion of renewable feedstock, particularly camelina oil, into jet fuel and other high-value chemicals. The conversion comprises the processes of alkene metathesis, dehydrogenation, hydrogenation, and vacuum distillation.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEPOSITING ATOMIC LAYERS ON A SUBSTRATE

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170191158

A method of depositing an atomic layer on a substrate comprises supplying a precursor gas from a precursor-gas supply comprised in a drum; the drum being rotatable with respect to a sealing piece that receives gas from a gas source. One of the drum or sealing piece comprising one or more gas feed channels in fluid connection with the precursor-gas supply and the other of the drum or sealing piece comprises one or more circumferential grooves in its surface sealed by the one of the drum or sealing piece thereby preventing a fluid flowpath in radial direction and leaving a fluid flow path in circumferential direction. At least one sealed groove is provided with one or more separations separating adjacent zones of process gas feeds in the sealed groove, thus allowing zones to provide for mutually differing process gas compositions to have the precursor gas react near, e.g. on, the substrate thus depositing a stack of atomic layers of a gradient composition.

Medical reminder + dispensing device

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170193189

A medication reminder and dispensing system (FIGS. 1A, 1B, and 1C) comprised of a reminder/dispenser device with a housing with a plurality of medication holding drawers situated therein, a means to provide optimum security to contents of medication reminder, are child-safe and tamper-proof (FIG. 1C, FIG. 2, and FIG. 3) but also enable slid able movement of each drawer to an open position relative to the housing, to expose the interior of the drawer, which means conversely allows secure closure of each drawer relative to the housing, a means to prevent complete detachment (FIG. 3) of each drawer from the housing and a) a programmable communication means for entering, storing, retrieving and signalling messages to a patient (FIGS. 1A, 1B, and 1C).

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GUIDED CONSTRUCTION OF A SEARCH QUERY IN AN ELECTRONIC COMMERCE ENVIRONMENT

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170193130

A computer-implemented method includes receiving a search query from a user through a user interface of a user computing device, identifying a search term within the search query, the search term including at least a portion of the search query, generating, based at least in part on the search term, one or more alternative search terms that are each different from the search term, and sending, over the communication network, the one or more alternative search terms to the user computing device.

Rhododendron plant named 'BAILEC'

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170196141

A new and distinct Rhododendron cultivar named BAILEC is disclosed, characterized by semi-double red flowers, with uniquely rosebud shaped flower buds. Plants bloom Spring, Summer and Fall and have an attractive mounded shape, and are easy to maintain in the landscape. The new cultivar is a Rhododendron , suitable for ornamental garden purposes.

EPIGENETIC ENGINEERING TO STUDY THE ROLE OF ABERRANT DNA METHYLATION IN DISEASE

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170188553

Embodiments of the disclosure concern compositions and methods for genetic engineering related to hypermethylation of sequences. In particular embodiments, there are methods and compositions to induce DNA methylation in a manner that leads to transcriptional suppression of a target gene that allows characterization of the gene and/or its expression.

ANTI-FOULING CHIRAL SURFACES FOR MEMBRANE FILTRATION AND METHODS THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170189857

The present disclosure relates to, inter alia, a modified surface comprising an optically active monomer, a polymeric material having a surface onto which the optically active monomer is covalently bound. In one aspect, a membrane comprising an optically active monomer, a poly(aryl sulfone) membrane having a surface onto which the optically active monomer is covalently bound. The present disclosure also relates to a method of modifying a surface, the method comprising applying sufficient energy to a surface to induce covalent bonding with an optically active monomer, and contacting the optically active monomer with the surface. In one aspect, a method of modifying a surface of a poly(aryl sulfone) membrane is disclosed. In another aspect, a method of synthesizing an optically active monomer is disclosed. In one aspect, a method of filtration of chiral compounds is disclosed.

SENSOR DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170194960

A sensor device for a motor vehicle includes a multi-layer circuit board on which a plurality of metallized planes are formed. A capacitive sensor electrode is formed on one of the planes for detection by capacitive approachment sensing. A control device controls the sensor electrode as a capacitive sensor electrode in order to detect approaches of a user towards the sensor electrode via an evaluation device. At least one planar electrode region is formed on each of the metallized planes, wherein each of the electrode regions is coupled to the control device. At least two of the electrode regions on different metallized planes are activated and evaluated as sensor electrodes and at least two of the electrode regions on different planes are activated and evaluated as the ground in a temporally offset manner.

COMPOSITE MATERIAL COMPOSED OF OUTER LAYER AND POLYURETHANE FOAM LAYER

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170190080

In a process for producing a composite element having at least a covering layer and polyurethane foam, the covering layer is inserted into a mold and a polyurethane reaction mixture is introduced onto the covering layer. The polyurethane reaction mixture is reacted to form a polyurethane foam, wherein the polyurethane reaction mixture is obtained by mixing a) polyisocyanate with b) compounds having isocyanate-reactive OH groups, c) blowing agents including water, d) thickeners and e) catalysts. Bis(N,N-dimethylaminoethoxyethyl) carbamate, N,N,N-trimethyl-N-hydroxyethylbis(aminopropyl ether), N,N,N-trimethyl-N-hydroxyethyl(aminoethyl ether) or mixtures thereof and/or tetramethyldiaminoethyl ether are employed as catalysts and the polyurethane foam has a density of not more than 200 g/dm 3 .

COUPLING SHAFTS IN AXIAL ALIGNMENT

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170191531

Disclosed systems couple two rotational shafts in axial alignment with each other such that torque can be transferred between the shafts without undesired loading occurring. A shaft coupling system can include an annular mounting housing positioned around a juncture of two rotational shafts with bearings positioned between the shafts and the housing so that the housing prevents radial motion of the shafts while allowing the shafts to rotate about their common axis. One shaft can be coupled to an engine and the other shaft can be coupled to a shaft-driven device such as a hydraulic pump. One shaft can be smaller in diameter and piloted into a recess in the end of the other shaft. In some embodiments, the two shafts have about the same diameter and are linked via a torque coupler within an annular mounting housing that allows rotation but limits radial motion of the shafts.

METHOD AND DEVICE TO CONTROL SECONDARY DEVICES

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170195129

A computer implemented method, device and computer program device are provided that are under control of one or more processors configured with specific executable program instructions. The method, device and computer program capture target descriptive data utilizing a base device, where the target descriptive data is representative of a secondary device. The method, device and computer program further initiate a network session with a network resource having control content associated with the secondary device and downloads the control content from the network resource to the base device. The control content is configured to be implemented on the base device in connection with controlling one or more operations of the secondary device.

METHOD FOR CLEANING SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170191006

A method is provided for cleaning a system by conducting continuously through the system a cleaning composition including at least one oxidizing agent and an indicator for detecting the cleanliness of the system by observation of a color change of the indicator. Color values are determined at one or more points and compared with a setpoint value. Color values F are determined at fixed time intervals after exit of the composition from the system; differences F are formed from two color successive values; color values are determined before commissioning of the clean system until the difference F=0, after which the color value measured last is defined as an inherent system value F A and a maximum tolerable deviation from this value is fixed as a setpoint value F A for cleaning; and cleaning of the system is carried out after operation of the system until a difference of F A is measured.

Leg Drive Measuring and Training Apparatus for Baseball and Softball Hitters

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170189775

An apparatus for measuring a ball hitter's leg drive for training and coaching purposes and for developing a strong leg drive (ground force). The apparatus includes a ground engaging lower plate and an upper plate that supports the hitter's foot. The plates are slidingly secured to one another such that the upper plate is linearly moveable relative to the lower plate. A force measuring element is provided between the upper and lower plates. The apparatus is used by the hitter stepping on the upper plate and pushing while hitting, thereby linearly moving the upper plate against the lower plate and the force measuring element, which may comprise a load cell or a spring mechanism. The apparatus provides an output indicative of the hitter's leg drive (ground force) level. In some embodiments, an audible sound is generated when a preselected leg drive level is reached.

INTEGRATED PACKAGE CONTAINING MEMS ACOUSTIC SENSOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR AND METHODOLOGY FOR FABRICATING SAME

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170190571

An integrated package of at least one environmental sensor and at least one MEMS acoustic sensor is disclosed. The package contains a shared port that exposes both sensors to the environment, wherein the environmental sensor measures characteristics of the environment and the acoustic sensor measures sound waves. The port exposes the environmental sensor to an air flow and the acoustic sensor to sound waves. An example of the acoustic sensor is a microphone and an example of the environmental sensor is a humidity sensor.

VIDEO DATA ENCODING AND DECODING METHODS AND APPARATUSES

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170195692

The present application discloses video data encoding and decoding methods and apparatuses, so as to conveniently perform data encoding and decoding on video data. The method includes: arithmetic encoding, where the arithmetic encoding includes: obtaining a binary symbol of image data; and if the binary symbol is a most probable symbol MPS, updating a first encoding interval corresponding to the MPS in a logarithm domain, and if the first updated encoding interval is less than a preset range of an arithmetic encoding interval, performing normalization processing on the first encoding interval in the logarithm domain; or if the binary symbol is a least probable symbol LPS, updating a second encoding interval corresponding to the LPS in an original number domain, and performing normalization processing on the second encoding interval in the original number domain.

WEARABLE CAMERA

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170195635

A capture, a storage that stores data of a video image captured by the capture, an attribute information assigning switch that inputs an operation of assigning attribute information related to the data of a video image, and an attribute selecting switch that inputs an operation of selecting the attribute information are included. When there is an input from the attribute information assigning switch, the attribute information associated with a setting state of the attribute selecting switch is stored in the storage by being assigned to data of a video image.

SINGLE AND TWIN SCREW EXTRUDERS WITH ULTRASOUND HORNS FOR DECROSSLINKING AND DEVULCANIZATION

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170190865

Processes for decrosslinking crosslinked plastic and devulcanizing vulcanized rubber include advancing such materials through single screw or twin screw extruders including special ultrasonic treatment zones wherein threadless shaft (single screw) or shafts (twin screw) rotate under an ultrasonic horn having a distal end aligned with the shaft or shafts and being shaped complimentary thereto. Special arcuate (single screw) or double-arcuate ultrasonic treatment flow paths confine the materials to flow under the horn where the material is subjected to ultrasonic waves to decrosslink the material, in the case of crosslinked plastic, or devulcanize the material, in the case of vulcanized rubber, with the extrudate leaving the die as a continuous stream or rope as is typical of virgin plastic or rubber.

Horizontal Ejector Truck Body

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170190274

A horizontal ejection system for a vehicle. An ejector is adapted to travel axially through the interior from the front to the back of the truck body. A hydraulic system includes a hydraulic circuit for moving the ejector, and an ejector signal processing system signals the hydraulic circuit. The ejector signal processing system includes one or more proximity switches for detecting the location of the ejector and triggering the movement of the ejector. The switches are disposed on the truck body to sense the location of both the ejector and the tailgate. As a result, the hydraulic circuit is signaled to control the hydraulic system and thereby move the ejector based on a position of the ejector and the tailgate, wherein, in combination, the ejector and the tailgate control a load of material within the truck body.

GAS FILLING OF AN INSULATING GLASS UNIT

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170191305

Embodiments include a method for replacing air with an interpane gas during manufacture of a sealed insulating glass unit (IGU). The method includes forming an unsealed IGU assembly defining an IGU passage for fluid communication between an interpane space and an ambient environment; positioning the unsealed IGU assembly within an enclosure and sealing the enclosure around the unsealed IGU assembly; evacuating air from the enclosure; introducing a first gas into the interpane space through the IGU passage; introducing a second gas into the enclosure, wherein the second gas has a different composition than the first gas; and closing the IGU passage to seal the interpane space. Other embodiments are also included herein.

NEUROMORPHIC DEVICE INCLUDING GATING LINES WITH DIFFERENT WIDTHS

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170194446

A neuromorphic device includes a row line extending in a first direction; a column line disposed over the row line, the column line extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; a plurality of gating lines disposed between the row line and the column line; and a synapse disposed between the row line and the column line, the synapse passing through the plurality of gating lines.

POINTER DRIVING MOTOR UNIT AND CONTROL METHOD OF POINTER DRIVING MOTOR UNIT

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170192393

A pointer driving motor unit includes: a support body; a pointer which is rotatably supported by the support body; a stepping motor which rotates the pointer; an input portion into which an input signal is put from a main control portion connected to the support body from the outside of the support body; and a control portion which is disposed in the support body, and controls driving of the stepping motor in accordance with the input signal.

DEVICE CONTAINING FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD POLYMERS

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170190456

A device that includes a first portion including a first polymer, a second portion including a second polymer, and a third portion defining a third polymer. The second polymer is substantially not bondable to the first polymer, and the third polymer is bondable to the first polymer and fixedly secures the first portion to the second portion. A device that includes a body and a closure and including and a first polymer, a second polymer and a third polymer, wherein the first polymer is bondable with the second polymer, and the third polymer is substantially not bondable to the first polymer.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING HIGH THROUGHPUT TESSELLATION

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170193697

A method, a system, and a computer-readable storage medium directed to performing high-speed parallel tessellation of 3D surface patches are disclosed. The method includes generating a plurality of primitives in parallel. Each primitive in the plurality is generated by a sequence of functional blocks, in which each sequence acts independently of all the other sequences.

METHOD OF MAKING INTERLOCKING JOINT FOR PILE ENCAPSULATION JACKETS

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170190103

Embodiments provide a method for forming a groove on a pile encapsulation jacket to form an interlocking joint on the pile encapsulation jacket. A spacer may be used to form the groove. First, a pile jacket laminate is formed on a mandrel surface. The pile jacket laminate may be partially cured to have a solid but sticky surface. The spacer may be placed on the pile jacket laminate. An additional layer of laminate may be formed on at least a portion of the pile jacket laminate and at least a portion of the spacer. The entire structure may be cured and the spacer may be removed. A groove is formed between the pile jacket laminate and the additional layer of laminate at a space previously occupied by the spacer. The groove has the same width as the portion of the spacer that was covered with the additional layer of laminate.

SWITCHABLE BUSINESS FEATURE WITH PRICES AND SALES INTEGRATION

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170195433

The present disclosure describes methods, systems, and computer program products for providing a remote device remote access to software functions. One method includes providing a list of second software functions to a first remote device that are not accessible by the remote device, wherein the remote device has remote access to a first software function; receiving from the remote device a request for a software function of the provided list of second software functions and upon receiving the request, providing the remote device remote access to the requested software function by transmitting access data for the requested software function to the remote device; and after providing the remote access to the requested software function, receiving from the remote device a deactivation command for the requested software function or the first software function and, based on the deactivation command, deactivating the remote access of the remote device to the requested software function or the first software function.

SHIFT REGISTER AND DRIVING METHOD THEREFOR, GATE DRIVE CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170193889

A shift register and a driving method therefor, a gate driving circuit and a display apparatus. The shift register comprises a trigger reset module, a pull-up module, a first capacitor and a pull-down module, and further comprises a denoising module. The pull-up module is used for pulling up a signal output from an output terminal of the shift register and a signal output from a transmission signal output terminal. The pull-down module is used for pulling down a signal output from the output terminal of the shift register and the signal output from the transmission signal output terminal. The denoising module is used for cutting off the connection path between the transmission signal output terminal and a second terminal of the first capacitor in a pull-down phase. The shift register, by providing the denoising module, makes it possible to prevent a coupling effect of the capacitor from making a transmission signal output from the transmission signal output terminal generate a sparkle noise or the like, when a voltage jump occurs at a pull-up node thereof, so that a shift transmission signal of the shift register is more stable, thereby making the signal output from the shift register more stable.

MULTISTAGE THERMOLYSIS METHOD FOR SAFE AND EFFICIENT CONVERSION OF CARPET/RUG, POLYMERIC MATERIALS AND OTHER WASTE SOURCES

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170190976

Clean, safe and efficient methods, systems, and processes for utilizing thermolysis methods to processes to convert various carpet, rug, polymeric materials and other waste sources, such as solid waste, tires, manure, auto shredder residue, glass and carbon fiber composite materials, municipal solid wastes, medical wastes, waste wood and the like into a Clean Fuel Gas and Char source are disclosed. The invention processes the carpet, rug, polymeric material to effectively shred and/or grind the waste source, such as post-consumer carpet remnants and waste, and then process using thermolysis methods to destroy and/or separate halogen and other dangerous components to provide a Clean Fuel Gas and Char source. Additional waste sources, such as solid waste, tires, manure, auto shredder residue, glass and carbon fiber composite materials, municipal solid wastes, medical wastes, waste wood and the like, are suitable for the processing of the invention disclosed.

AUTOMATIC EYESIGHT TEST DEVICE AND AUTOMATIC EYESIGHT TEST METHOD

Pub Date: 2017-07-06

Pub Number: US20170188810

Provided is an automatic eyesight test device comprising: a display unit for displaying an eyesight test chart image including a first figure expressed in a line and a second figure expressed in a line in the interior of the first figure; and an input unit for receiving a user input having responded to the displayed eyesight test chart image, wherein the interval between a first point of a line expressing the first figure and a point corresponding to a line expressing the second figure is narrower than the interval between a second point of the line expressing the first figure and the point corresponding to the line expressing the second figure.