Total 7276 patents for "2017-11-23"

DEVICE FOR SIMULATING AN EXCHANGE BETWEEN A TRAIN, ESPECIALLY AN AUTOMATIC UNDERGROUND TRAIN, AND A DYNAMIC TEST RIG PROVIDED WITH SUCH A DEVICE

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170336292

Disclosed is a rig (1) for testing an automatic underground train (2), including at least two rolling units (8) at a distance from each other, each one provided for rolling at least one wheel (6) of the train (2) thereon, each unit (8) including: a rotary inertial body (28); a motor (26) engaged with the inertial body; and a sensor (51) for the rotational speed of the inertial body; the rig also including a unit (11, 15) for controlling each of the motors (26) so as to permanently eliminate any difference in speed between the rolling units.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING MULTIPATH TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170339257

Methods and systems for managing a Multipath Transmission Control Protocol (MPTCP) in an electronic device during data transport between the electronic device (client device) and other electronic device (host device) are described. The method includes monitoring one or more factors associated with the MPTCP implemented in the client device. Further, based on the one or more factors that are monitored, the method includes determining whether to enable the MPTCP in the electronic device for a current data transport. Thereafter, the method includes determining a mode, among a plurality of modes provided for the MPTCP, to control a plurality of subflows of the MPTCP when the MPTCP is enabled for the current data transport. The method further includes dynamically switching the mode of the MPTCP during the current data transport based on the one or more factors being monitored during the current data transport.

METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING IF A USER OF AN ELECTRONIC TERMINAL IS A HUMAN OR A ROBOT

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170337373

A method to recognize whether a user of an electronic terminal is a human or a robot is described. This method provides to take an image and decompose the image in a multitude of image portions. The image portions are randomly visualized inside a test area of an electronic terminal. The method provides to detect the movement of a cursor inside the test area, and to move each image portion inside the test area according to a trajectory which depends on the position of the cursor inside the test area. When the cursor is in a solution position inside the test area, the image portions combine into the original image. The coordinates of the solution position are randomly generated, and to these coordinates is associated a solution area which comprises the coordinates of the solution position. In order to recognize if a user of an electronic terminal is a human or a robot, the method tests if the cursor position is inside the solution area when the user inputs a control signal.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING MECHANICAL STRESS OF MACHINERY

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170336274

Systems and methods are presented for cancelling noise from sensed magnetostriction-based strain measurements. A drive signal corresponds to a drive coil, and a sensed signal corresponds to a sensed coil. The drive signal is used to at least partially eliminate noise similar to the drive signal from the sensed signal to generate an output signal.

IMAGE TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170339287

The present disclosure relates to an image transmission method and apparatus. In one embodiment, the method includes acquiring an image; automatically extracting personal characteristic information from the image; and automatically sending the image to a terminal device associated with the personal characteristic information. The image is thus automatically transmitted to a recipient having personal characteristics matching that detected from the image without user intervention.

Protective Glove for Archery Shooting

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170336167

There is provided a protective glove to cover at least a portion of a hand of an archer during the shooting of arrows from a bow, which glove is designed to resist a broken arrow from puncturing through the glove and entering the flesh of the user. In particular, there may be a palm section, made of a first arrow puncturable material that covers the palm of the users hand. There may also be a protective section, located on the glove covering the back of the hand of the user, made of a second material that has a high weight-to-strength value, coupled to the palm section and positioned so that a broken arrow being shot from a bow will have a higher likely hood of hitting the protective section than hitting areas not having the protective section.

Graphical User Interface for a Video Surveillance System

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170339336

A graphical user interface (GUI) for video management software controlling a video surveillance system typically provides a user with a large range of viewing options. A user must interact with a variety of GUI controls to view video in a particular way. These interactions are time consuming and may be aggravating to a user, especially when the user routinely views video in a particular way. The present disclosure embraces a GUI in which camera icons may be dragged and/or dragged-and-dropped in drop areas to execute scripts enabling various viewing and camera-control operations.

System and Methods For The Detection of Multiple Chemical Compounds

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170335412

Methods that may be used for the electrochemical detection of multiple parameters, including chemical compounds. Further provided are cells that may be used in the electrochemical detection of multiple parameters, including chemical compounds, as well as a kit for the electrochemical detection of multiple parameters, including chemical compounds.

MANAGING TRANSITIONS BETWEEN A LOCAL AREA NETWORK AND A WIDE AREA NETWORK DURING MEDIA CONTENT PLAYBACK

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170339105

A device may receive a request, associated with media content, that includes a first segment identifier of a first set of segment identifiers that identify a set of remote locations, external from a local area network, from which a first set of segments of the media content are accessible. The device may determine, based on the first segment identifier and redirect information, a second segment identifier of a second set of segment identifiers that identify a set of local locations, internal to the local area network, from which a second set of segments of media content are accessible. The second set of segments may correspond to the first set of segments. The redirect information may indicate that the second segment identifier corresponds to the first segment identifier. The device may request a segment of the media content using the second segment identifier.

CURRENT DETECTION AND AVERAGING CIRCUIT FOR SWITCHING POWER SUPPLIES WITH A HALF-BRIDGE SWITCH CIRCUIT TOPOLOGY

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170338739

A power supply includes a half-bridge circuit. The power supply further includes an output inductor connected to a switch node that is common to a high side switch and a low side switch of the half-bridge. During a turn ON time of the low side switch, a current detection circuit of the power supply samples and holds in a capacitor a valley of an inductor current flowing through the output inductor. Also during the turn ON time of the low side switch, the current detection circuit samples and holds in another capacitor a peak of the inductor current. During a turn OFF time of the low side switch, a sense inductor current that is representative of the inductor current is generated by combining the charges stored in the capacitors.

PROCESS FOR REMOVING AND RECOVERING H2S FROM A GAS STREAM BY CYCLIC ADSORPTION

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170333826

A process for altering the composition of a feed gas containing H 2 S equivalents is disclosed. The process comprises (a) contacting the feed gas with a solid adsorbent at a temperature of 250-500 C., to obtain a loaded adsorbent, (b) purging the loaded adsorbent with a purge gas comprising steam, thus producing a product stream which typically contains substantially equal levels of CO 2 and H 2 S. The process further comprises a step (c) of regenerating the purged adsorbent by removal of water. The adsorbent comprises alumina and one or more alkali metals, such as potassium oxides, hydroxide or the like.

Device and Method for Sharing Downlink Demodulation Reference Signals

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170339454

A base station (BS) for sharing downlink (DL) demodulation reference signals (DMRSs) between the DL data and the DL control signals comprises a storage device for storing instructions and a processing circuit coupled to the storage device. The processing circuit is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage device. The instructions comprise transmitting a DL control signal on a first layer in a first time-frequency resource to the communication device; transmitting a DL data, associated with the DL control signal on a second layer in the first time-frequency resource and on the first layer and the second layer in a second time-frequency resource, to the communication device; and transmitting a set of DMRSs for the DL control signal and the DL data to the communication device.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING THE DISTRIBUTION OF AID OR BENEFITS INVOLVING MULTIPLE PARTNERS SHARING AN INFRASTRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170337544

A method for managing programs associated with multiple entities on a payment card includes: storing lease profiles, each lease profile including a lease identifier, managing identifier, transaction account numbers, and one or more tenant identifiers; receiving a management request, the management request including a specific lease identifier, specific managing identifier, and requesting tenant identifier; identifying a specific lease profile that includes the specific lease identifier; verifying that the specific managing identifier corresponds to the managing identifier included in the specific lease profile; inserting the requesting tenant identifier into the specific lease profile; receiving a program request, the request including the specific lease identifier, the requesting tenant identifier, and program data; and transmitting the program data to a payment card corresponding to one of the transaction account numbers included in the specific lease profile.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTHENTICATING A DEVICE USING BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170339128

Disclosed is a method and an apparatus for a first device to perform authentication by using Bluetooth LE (Low Energy). The present invention provides a method and an apparatus comprising exchanging capability information with a second device; generating a random code for first authentication through a user authentication service based on the capability information; transmitting a write request message including the generated random code to the second device; receiving a write response message in response to the write request message from the second device; receiving an authentication indication message from the second device, wherein the authentication indication message includes state information indicating success or failure of the first authentication based on the random code; and transmitting an authentication complete message in response to the authentication indication message.

NETWORKED ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE MEASUREMENT

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170336458

A first electrostatic discharge measurement is received from a first sensor. The first sensor utilizes a wireless network to send the first measurement from a first stage of the assembly line of electronic components susceptible to electrostatic discharge damage. A second electrostatic discharge measurement is received from a second sensor. The second sensor utilizes the wireless network to send the second measurement from a second stage of the assembly line. An electrostatic discharge history is updated for the first assembly stage based on the first electrostatic discharge measurement. The electrostatic discharge history is updated for the second assembly stage based on the second electrostatic discharge measurement. A potential electrostatic danger condition is determined based on the electrostatic discharge history.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MITIGATING A MEDICAL RISK

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170337341

Method and a system for mitigating a medical risk are disclosed. Medical profile data associated with a patient is stored in a system. One or more parameters associated with the current medical status of the patient are received from a wearable device associated with the patient. The current medical status of the patient is analyzed with respect to the stored medical profile data of the patient. Based on variations in the one or more parameters, a medical risk associated with the patient is predicted and one or more steps to mitigate the risk are generated. A notification including information about the predicted medical risk and the steps for mitigating the risk is transmitted to the wearable device for displaying to the patient.

ILLUMINATED KEYBOARD

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170338065

The present invention provides an illuminated keyboard, including a light guide backplate and a plurality of keys connected to the light guide backplate. The light guide backplate of the present application is made of a light guide material and configured to transmit and project light rays to the keys. A printed circuit layer is formed on the light guide backplate and includes a plurality of conductive switch contacts. Each key includes a key cap, a connection member, and a support member, and the support member has a conductive contact. When the key cap is pressed, the conductive contact of the support member moves downward to trigger a conductive switch contact of the printed circuit layer to generate a switch signal. In the present application, a light guide backplate provides functions, such as guiding light, a function of printed circuit layer, and connecting a key, so as to reduce thickness of the illuminated keyboard.

Wet Press Concrete Slab Manufacturing

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170334089

The present invention provides a wet press process and admixture components for making concrete slabs (flags) (16), curb (kerb) units, panels, boards, and other flat shapes, whereby colloidal silica and at least one alkanolamine and optional rheology control components are employed to provide an ideal combination of pressing time, green strength, surface definition, stack-ability, final concrete strength, and permeability. Stack-ability can be expressed in terms of minimum deflection or non-eccentricity of the units while standing on thickness edges at distances apart less than width or standing height. A wet press process typically involves introducing a highly fluid concrete mix into a mold (10,12), applying hydraulic pressure to consolidate the concrete (e.g., 1000-3000 PSI) and to extract excess water, removing the pressed concrete (16) while in a green state from the mold (10,12), and then standing the slab (16) units immediately upon removal from the mold (10,12) while in a green state, on an edge adjacent to but spaced apart from other edge-standing units. In further embodiments, rounded aggregates such as naturally occurring sand and/or gravel obtained from local sources can be incorporated into the concrete slabs without defeating (vertical) stack-ability in the green state.

AUTONOMOUS CLEANER

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170332853

A autonomous cleaner includes: a cleaner body including a wheel unit for autonomous traveling; a suction unit provided to protrude from one side of the cleaner body, the suction unit sucking air containing dust; a sensing unit provided at the one side of the cleaner body; a dust container accommodated in a dust container accommodation part formed at the other side of the cleaner body, the dust container collecting dust filtered from sucked air; and a dust container cover hinge-coupled to the cleaner body to be rotatable, the dust container cover being provided to cover a top surface of the dust container when the dust container cover is coupled to the dust container.

CURRENT SENSOR AND MEASURING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170336443

There is provided a ring-shaped magnetic core that forms a closed magnetic circuit that encloses a measured electrical path, a magneto-electric converter that detects magnetic flux inside the magnetic core and outputs an electrical signal with an amplitude in keeping with a quantity of the magnetic flux, a coil that is formed on the magnetic core and is supplied with a negative feedback current generated based on the electrical signal, and an internal shield member disposed at least in a vicinity of the magneto-electric converter and the coil. A first gap that increases a magnetoresistance of a closed magnetic circuit, which is a closed magnetic circuit for leakage flux that leaks from the magnetic core and includes the internal shield member, a part of the magnetic core where the coil is formed, and the magneto-electric converter, is formed in the internal shield member.

GENERATING A MISSION PLAN FOR CAPTURING AERIAL IMAGES WITH AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170337824

Systems and methods are disclosed for generating a digital flight path within complex mission boundaries. In particular, in one or more embodiments, systems and methods generate flight legs that traverse a target site within mission boundaries. Moreover, one or more embodiments include systems and methods that utilize linking algorithms to connect the generated flight legs into a flight path. Moreover, one or more embodiments include systems and methods that generate a mission plan based on the flight path. In one or more embodiments, the generated mission plan enables a UAV to traverse a flight area within mission boundaries and capture aerial images with regard to the target site. Furthermore, in one or more embodiments, systems and methods capture digital aerial images of vertical surfaces of a structure by generating a reference surface and flight legs corresponding to the reference surface.

HOT FORMING TOOL

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170333964

Disclosed is a hot forming tool (1) which consists of a main tool member (2) having an at least partial surface coating (4) and which can be obtained by providing the main tool member with a raised metal relief that is then entirely or partly oxidized and converted into a protective layer.

SUBSEA SLANTED WELLHEAD SYSTEM AND BOP SYSTEM WITH DUAL INJECTOR HEAD UNITS

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170335649

A wellbore intervention tool conveyance system includes an upper pipe injector disposed in a pressure tight housing. The upper injector has a seal element engageable with a wellbore intervention tool and disposed below the injector. The upper housing has a coupling at a lower longitudinal end. A lower pipe injector is disposed in a pressure tight housing, the lower housing has well closure elements disposed above the lower pipe injector. The lower housing is configured to be coupled at a lower longitudinal end to a subsea wellhead. The lower housing is configured to be coupled at an upper longitudinal end to at least one of (i) a spacer spool disposed between the upper pipe injector housing and the lower pipe injector housing, and (ii) the lower longitudinal end of the upper pipe injector housing.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF HIGH-TEMPERATURE COMPONENTS FROM TiAl

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170335436

Disclosed is a process for producing a component from a TiAl alloy by layer-by-layer deposition of powder on a substrate and/or an already produced semifinished product. The component has a proportion of x at % of aluminum which is in the range from about 34 to about 47 at % of aluminum, the powder having a proportion of x+1 at % to x+6 at % of aluminum. Also disclosed is a component formed from a Tim alloy which has been produced by a corresponding process.

Dynamic Menus for Multi-Prefix Interactive Searches Using Predictive Text to Yield Targeted Advertisements

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170337281

The present invention includes systems and methods for retrieving information via a flexible and consistent targeted search model that employs interactive multi-prefix, multi-tier and dynamic menu information retrieval techniques (including predictive text techniques to facilitate the generation of targeted ads) that provide context-specific functionality tailored to particular information channels, as well as to records within or across such channels, and other known state information. Users are presented with a consistent search interface among multiple tiers across and within a large domain of information sources, and need not learn different or special search syntax. A thin-client server-controlled architecture enables users of resource-constrained computing devices to locate targeted information more quickly by entering fewer keystrokes and performing fewer query iterations and web page refreshes, which in turn reduces required network bandwidth.

BREAKAWAY RETENTION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170335874

Breakaway retention device (100) is comprises a retained member (120) and a retention body (110). The retention member includes a retention knob (121). The retention body includes a housing having one or more resilient components (113 a and 113 b ), two or more retention members (114 a, 114 b, 114 a, and 114 d ), and a retention space (118). The retention space is at least partially defined by the retention members and configured to receive the retention knob when the retained member and the retention body are coupled together. The resilient components are disposed to resiliently maintain each of the retention members in a predetermined engagement position in the retention body to engage the retention knob when the retained member and the retention body are coupled together. The retained member and the retention body are prevented from being decoupled without the application of a predetermined force.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING QUALITY LEVELS FOR VIDEOS TO BE UPLOADED

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170339442

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can define a set of video quality levels. One or more social engagement signals associated with videos uploaded at each video quality level out of the set of video quality levels can be acquired. Information associated with each user out of a set of users can be acquired. A respective video quality level for each user can be determined based on at least one of the information associated with each user or the one or more social engagement signals.

FIRE-RESISTANT CALCIUM SULPHATE-BASED PRODUCTS

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170334783

The present invention provides calcium sulphate-based product having reduced shrinkage after exposure to high temperatures, the product comprising gypsum, a pozzolan source (e.g. in an amount between 4-27 wt %) and a metal salt additive (in an amount between 0.5 and 10 wt %). The pozzolan source may be selected from a kaolinitic clay material, fly ash, rice husk ash, diatomaceous earths, volcanic ashes and pumices, micro-silica, silica fume and silicone oil. The metal salt additive may be a metal salt which decomposes between a temperature of 300-500 C. to yield a metal oxide, e.g. magnesium nitrate.

HOLDING APPARATUS FOR SECURING A FAN FOR COOLING A COMPONENT OF A VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170334265

A holding apparatus for securing a fan for cooling a component of a vehicle, having a main body made from foam material. The main body has a fan receptacle for receiving the fan in a positively locking manner at least in sections. The fan receptacle has an air inlet for feeding in air to the fan and an air outlet for discharging air from the fan. The main body also has at least one inlet opening with an adjoining inlet duct and at least one outlet opening with an adjoining outlet duct. The inlet duct is in a fluid-communicating connection with the air inlet and the outlet duct is in a fluid-communicating connection with the air outlet.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING AIR FLOW PATHS IN AN ENGINE

Pub Date: 2017-11-23

Pub Number: US20170335805

Methods and systems are provided for controlling a temperature of gases within a heat exchanger, a ratio of gases output by the heat exchanger, and selectively charging/discharging gases from the heat exchanger to one or both of an intake system or an exhaust system. In one example, a method may include controlling operation of an energy recovery device coupled to the heat exchanger in response to engine operating conditions, and increasing or decreasing flow of exhaust gas and/or compressed intake air into the heat exchanger in response to energy recovery device output.