Total 6627 patents for "2018-01-11"

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, COPY APPARATUS AND COPY METHOD WITH IMAGE SHIFTING AND FILLING FUNCTIONS

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180013917

An image processing device comprises a receiving port, a processor and an output port. The receiving port receives old image data from a peripheral device. The old image data has partial positioning mark data corresponding to a portion of a positioning mark of a document, and partial main image data corresponding to a partial main image of a portion of a main image of the document. The processor electrically connected to the receiving port shifts the partial main image by a calibration distance in a calibration direction to a standard position of a typesetting page according to the partial positioning mark data and the partial main image data, and adds a predetermined image to one side or neighboring two sides of the partial main image to generate new image data. The output port electrically connected to the processor outputs the new image data. Copy apparatus and method are also provided.

BRANCH ENDOGRAFT DELIVERY

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180008442

A system for treating disease involving branching vessels of a mammal system can include a main graft assembly (i) having a lumen permitting fluid flow therethrough, and (ii) configured to expand within a first vessel of a mammal; and a branch graft assembly including a branch cover (i) having a cover lumen permitting fluid flow therethrough; and (ii) configured to expand within a branch vessel that branches from the first vessel. The branch graft assembly may also include an expandable branch stent extending within the cover lumen. The branch graft assembly may further include a branch sheath (i) extending between the branch stent and the cover lumen, and (ii) constraining radial expansion of the branch stent within the cover lumen.

Cleavable Lipids

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180008543

Disclosed herein are novel compounds, pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds and related methods of their use. The compounds described herein are useful, e.g., as liposomal delivery vehicles to facilitate the delivery of encapsulated polynucleotides to target cells and subsequent iransfection of said target cells, and in certain embodiments are characterized as having one or more properties that afford such compounds advantages relative to other similarly classified lipids.

ANTIREFLECTION FILM AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180011224

An antireflection film substrate that is provided on a surface of a substrate includes a surface layer having an alumina hydrate as a main component. The surface layer has an uneven structure in which a volume proportion of the alumina hydrate per unit volume decreases in a direction from the substrate side to a surface side, and a period of apexes distributed on the uneven structure on the surface side is configured to be equal to or less than a wavelength of light of which reflection is to be suppressed.

FLAVOR INHALER

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180007960

This flavor inhaler is provided with a housing having an air flow path that spans continuously from an inlet to an outlet, and an atomizing part for atomizing an aerosol source without accompanying combustion of the aerosol source, wherein at least one portion of the air flow path is an aerosol flow path which is a flow path for an aerosol generated from the atomizing part, and the air blow resistance of the whole air flow path is not greater than 25 mmAq.

CLOCK JITTER MEASUREMENT CIRCUIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180011142

A circuit for measuring clock jitter includes: an internal signal generator configured to generate an internal clock signal and a single pulse signal, respectively synchronized with an input clock signal; a plurality of delay units being connected in series with each other and configured to generate respective delayed clock signals; a plurality of latch circuits configured to latch the single pulse signal in synchronization with the respective delayed clock signals, and output sampling signals; and a count sub-circuit configured to output a count value resulting from counting a number of active sampling signals of the sampling signals.

METHOD FOR REAL TIME DETERMINATION DURING LOADING OF VOLUMETRIC LOAD SIZE IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180010286

A method of operating and a laundry treating appliance, including a rotatable drum at least partially defining a treating chamber into which laundry may be placed for treatment according to a cycle of operation, a processor programmed to at least as the laundry is being placed in the treating chamber, at least one of measure, sense, analytically determine, estimate, or receive as an input a first load size of the laundry in the treating chamber to define a determined first load size and select at least one of a color or an intensity corresponding to the determined first load size to define a first light setting.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADVANCED STATISTICS COLLECTION

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180013675

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media provide for collection of statistics relating to network traffic between virtual machines (VMs) in a network. In an example embodiment, a virtual switch hosted on a physical server provides network address information of VMs deployed on the physical server to a virtual switch controller. The controller collects this network address information from each virtual switch under its control, and distributes the aggregate address information to each switch. In this manner, the controller and each switch within the controller's domain can learn the network address information of each VM deployed on physical servers hosting switches under the controller's control. Each virtual switch can determine a classification of a frame passing through the switch (e.g., intra-server, inter-server and intra-domain, or inter-domain traffic), and statistics relating to the traffic. In an example embodiment, the virtual switch controller can collect the statistics from each switch within its domain.

PNEUMATIC TIRE

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180009272

A pneumatic tire has a first region including a plurality of first zones disposed adjacently to each other in a tire circumferential direction, each first zone being formed in a closed region and extending in a first extending direction; and a second region which is disposed adjacently to the first region in a tire radial direction and includes a plurality of second zones, each second zone being disposed adjacently to each other in a tire circumferential direction, being formed in a closed region and extending in a second extending direction. On an end portion of the first region disposed adjacently to the second region, valley portions are formed by the first zones disposed adjacently to each other in the tire circumferential direction. Each of the second zones has a portion disposed adjacently to the first region and configured to mate with each of the valley portions.

LEXICON DEVELOPMENT VIA SHARED TRANSLATION DATABASE

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180011842

A speech translation system and methods for cross-lingual communication that enable users to improve and customize content and usage of the system and easily. The methods include, in response to receiving an utterance including a first term associated with a field, translating the utterance into a second language. In response to receiving an indication to add the first term associated with the field to a first recognition lexicon, adding the first term associated with the field and the determined translation to a first machine translation module and to a shared database for a community associated with the field of the first term associated with the field, wherein the first term associated with the field added to the shared database is accessible by the community.

Methods and Apparatus for Centrifuge Fluid Production and Measurement Using Resistive Cells

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180010991

A system and method for centrifuge fluid production and measurement using resistive cells is provided. The method comprises separating an electrically conducting first fluid and a second fluid within a collection cell having a first and second section, wherein the collection cell has an electrically conductive outer wall and an inner wall having an insulating material disposed thereon. The method provides that the first and second fluids are separated from a solid disposed in the first section into the second section, the second fluid having a specific mass greater than the first fluid. The method further provides measuring, using one or more wires disposed in the second fluid and electrically connected to a resistance measuring unit within the second section, a resistivity change of the second fluid relative to the displacement of the first fluid, and communicating the resistivity change.

OPTICAL IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180011298

An optical image capturing system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element and a sixth lens element. The first lens element with positive refractive power has a convex object-side surface. The second lens element and the third lens element have refractive power. The fourth lens element with negative refractive power has a concave object-side surface and a convex image-side surface. The fifth lens element with positive refractive power has a convex object-side surface, wherein at least one inflection point is on at least one surface thereof. The sixth lens element with negative refractive power has a concave object-side surface. The surfaces of the fifth and the sixth lens elements are aspheric. The optical image capturing system has a total of six lens elements.

MEMORY DEVICE AND MEMORY SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180012662

A memory device includes a memory cell, a bit line connected to the memory cell, a control voltage generator configured to generate a proportional to absolute temperature (PTAT) current and generate an analog control voltage inversely proportional to the PTAT current, and a load current control circuit configured to control a first load current supplied to the bit line based on the analog control voltage.

OPTICAL DEVICE FOR EXPOSURE OF A SENSOR DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180012922

The invention relates to an optical device (100) for exposure of a sensor device (10) for a vehicle (1) with an optical structure (101) which comprises an arrangement of optical micro elements (101.1) in order to bundle incident light (2) by the optical micro elements (101.1) and direct the light to sensor elements (10.1) of the sensor device (10) respectively, wherein the optical structure (101) is configured such that light (3) which is directed to the sensor element (10.1) can be concentrated for light active areas (10.2) of the sensor elements (10.1).

BONE PLATE WITH A BONE SCREW

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180008326

The invention relates to an osteosynthesis device with a bone plate and with at least one bone screw, wherein the bone plate has at least one through-hole with a conical inner thread formed at least in part in the through-hole. Moreover, the bone screw has a screw shank and also a screw head with a conical thread, with the possibility of forming a connection at a variable and stable angle between bone screw and bone plate by receiving the screw head with conical outer thread in the respective through-hole of the bone plate. According to the invention, the thread in the screw head has a first portion A with a first conicity and a second portion B with a second conicity, wherein a zone of discontinuity with respect to the conicity is present between the first portion A and the second portion B.

RECLAMATION OF NOBLE PRODUCTS IN A METHOD FOR PRODUCING (METH)ACRYLIC ESTER

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180009736

The invention relates to a method for producing a (meth)acrylic ester with improved productivity, by transesterfication of a light alkyl (meth)acrylate with a heavy alcohol. The method of the invention includes the recycling of noble products recovered after the thermal treatment of heavy fractions generated during the synthesis, said thermal treatment being carried out in the presence of a dialkyl phthalate, the alkyl chain of which corresponds to that of the light alkyl (meth)acrylate. The invention applies to the production of N,N-dimethyaminoethyl acrylate from ethyl acrylate.

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180011363

Provided is a display apparatus including a backlight unit; a substrate disposed above the backlight unit and including a first surface facing the backlight unit and a second surface opposite to the first surface; a plurality of color filters arranged on the second surface of the substrate; a polarizing plate disposed above the plurality of color filters; and a plurality of polarizers interposed between the polarizing plate and the backlight unit and arranged to correspond to the plurality of color filters, respectively.

POLARIZER, POLARIZING PLATE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLARIZER

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180011233

There is provided a polarizer excellent in durability. A polarizer according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a resin film containing boric acid, wherein the resin film has a low-concentration portion, which contains a lower concentration of the boric acid than that in any other site, formed in an end portion thereof.

TOUCH INPUT DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180011628

A display device includes a housing, an operation surface, a position sensor, a press sensor, and a display unit. The position sensor detects a touched position on the operation surface. The press sensor detects a press on the operation surface. The display unit displays an image. When the press sensor detects a pressing amount not smaller than a first threshold, a control unit sets, as a rotation axis of a three-dimensional image, a direction orthogonal to the sliding direction of the touched position detected in the position sensor. The control unit then rotates the three-dimensional image in accordance with the sliding direction of the touched position detected in the position sensor.

CONTROL DEVICE FOR FUEL INJECTION VALVE

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180010545

The present invention determines whether multi-stage injection control is operating normally or abnormally, and carries out a failsafe of multi-stage injection control as necessary. The present invention, which solves the problem described above, has means such as the following. The invention is provided with fuel injection valves provided respectively to each cylinder, an opened/closed valve detection means for detecting either one or both of an open valve state and a closed valve state of the fuel injection valves on the basis of the drive currents or drive voltages of the fuel injection valves, and a detection execution determination means for determining a detection execution time period including the detection start timing and the detection end timing of the open valve state or closed valve state; detection interference such as overlapping detection with another cylinder and overlapping of open valve detection and closed valve detection being preventable, and risks such as erroneous detection being reducible.

ACTIVE-MATRIX SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180011504

A technique is provided that reduces dullness of a potential provided to a line such as gate line on an active-matrix substrate to enable driving the line at high speed and, at the same time, reduces the size of the picture frame region. On an active-matrix substrate (20 a ) are provided gate lines (13G) and source lines. On the active-matrix substrate (20 a ) are further provided: gate drivers (11) each including a plurality of switching elements, at least one of which is located in a pixel region, for supplying a scan signal to a gate line (13G); and lines (15L1) each for supplying a control signal to the associated gate driver (11). A control signal is supplied by a display control circuit (4) located outside the display region to the gate drivers (11) via the lines (15L1). In response to a control signal supplied, each gate driver (11) drives the gate line (13G) to which it is connected.

BATTERY STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180013119

A battery structure including a positive electrode current collector layer; a plurality of battery modules on the positive electrode current collector layer and spaced apart from one another; and a negative electrode current collector layer on the battery modules, opposite to the positive electrode current collector layer, wherein each battery module of the plurality of battery modules includes a plurality of first positive active material layers which are in electrical contact with the positive electrode current collector layer and disposed in a direction protruding from the positive electrode current collector layer; a plurality of first negative active material layers which are in electrical contact with the negative electrode current collector layer and disposed in a direction protruding from the negative electrode current collector layer; and an electrolyte layer between the first positive active material layers and the first negative active material layers.

SATELLITE SIGNAL EXCLUSION BASED ON DOPPLER INFORMATION

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180011200

A device that includes a receiver that receives multiple positioning signals from a satellite, including a positioning signal and remaining positioning signals, and a processor communicatively coupled to the receiver. The processor determines a speed value of the device based on a Doppler shift of the positioning signal. The speed value is a magnitude of a velocity of the device in a direction. The processor also determines that the speed value is not consistent with at least one other measurement and determines the position of the device using the remaining positioning signals.

CORNER DEFLECTION MEANS OF A FITTING FOR A WINDOW CASEMENT OR A DOOR LEAF

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180010371

A corner deflector of a fitting for a window casement or a door leaf, insertable into a C-shaped casement/leaf groove in the rebate of a frame profile of the casement/leaf. The corner deflector having a first corner limb and a second corner limb at right angles to the first corner limb. A groove for a limb of the casement/leaf groove, the limb groove having an undercut, is provided on a first longitudinal side of the first corner limb and/or of the second corner limb. The region of the second longitudinal side of the first and/or second corner limb which is located opposite the undercut of the first longitudinal side is undercut-free. At least one securing element is provided on the second longitudinal side, which can be moved relative to the second longitudinal side between a securing position and a disengagement position.

DISTRIBUTED DATA SET ENCRYPTION AND DECRYPTION

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180011866

An apparatus may include a processor component caused to: generate map entries in map data descriptive of encrypted data blocks within a data file; use first map block encryption data to encrypt a first map extension of the map data; transmit the encrypted first map extension for storage within the data file; store the first map block encryption data within the second map extension; use second map block encryption data to encrypt a second map extension of the map data after storage of the first map block encryption data therein; transmit encrypted second map extension for storage within the data file; store the second map block encryption data within the map base; use third map block encryption data to encrypt a map base of the map data after storage of the second map block encryption data therein; and transmit the encrypted map base for storage within the data file.

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR TERMINAL APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180014257

In a communication system in which a base station apparatus and a terminal apparatus communicate with each other, a base station apparatus, a terminal apparatus, and a communication system with which the base station apparatus and the terminal apparatus can efficiently communicate with each other are provided. The terminal apparatus that communicates with the base station apparatus includes a radio resource control section 6011 that configures a plurality of uplink physical channels and that configures an uplink power control-related parameter for each of the plurality of uplink physical channels in accordance with information included in a radio resource control (RRC) signal and a transmission power control section 6015 that sets transmission power of the uplink physical channels on the basis of the uplink power control-related parameters.

Apparatus for and Method of Terminating a Multi-fiber Ferrule

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180011253

An apparatus allows a plurality of optical fibers to be held together during the termination process. A handling device holds the optical fibers while a cleaving device allows for consistent cleaving of the optical fibers to ensure the ends are cleaved consistently. The handling device may also be used during the fixation of the optical fibers in the fiber optic ferrule. A method for terminating the plurality of optical fiber is also provided.

STREAM REFERENCE REGISTER WITH DOUBLE VECTOR AND DUAL SINGLE VECTOR OPERATING MODES

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180011709

A streaming engine employed in a digital signal processor specifies a fixed read only data stream. Once fetched the data stream is stored in two head registers for presentation to functional units in the fixed order. Data use by the functional unit is preferably controlled using the input operand fields of the corresponding instruction. A first read only operand coding supplies data from the first head register. A first read/advance operand coding supplies data from the first head register and also advances the stream to the next sequential data elements. Corresponding second read only operand coding and second read/advance operand coding operate similarly with the second head register. A third read only operand coding supplies double width data from both head registers.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF ACCESSING A MEMORY

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180011636

An information processing apparatus includes a memory, a processor, and a memory control circuit configured to execute receiving first data from the processor, receive a request that requires to restrict a change in write order of a plurality of pieces of data including the first data to the first memory, determine whether a storing process of the first data into a buffer is executed, transmit a notification to the processor when the storing process of the first data into the buffer is executed, receive second data included in the plurality of pieces of data transmitted from the processor based on the notification, store the second data into the buffer, execute a first writing process of writing the first data stored in the buffer to the memory, and execute a second writing process of writing the second data stored in the buffer to the memory after the first writing process.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING WIREDLY AND WIRELESSLY CHARGING RECHARGEABLE DEVICES AS WELL AS WIRELESSLY MANAGING RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES THEREOF USING A SMART ADAPTOR SUBSYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-01-11

Pub Number: US20180013307

Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method for managing wiredly and wirelessly charging at least one of a fixed, portable and wearable computing and communications device. The method may comprise wirelessly charging a first of the at least one of fixed, portable and wearable computing and communications device serving as sink consuming power, when subjected to charging, using a wireless receiver detachably coupled to a smart adaptor subsystem via a first pair of magnetic connectors, detachably magnetically coupling a USB cable via second and third pairs of magnetic connectors correspondingly to a second of the at least one of fixed, portable and wearable computing and communications device serving as source supplying power, when subjected to charging, and the smart adaptor subsystem for facilitating wiredly charging the first of the at least one of fixed, portable and wearable computing and communications device, upon detachably magnetically coupling the USB cable, generating a cable detection signal using at least one of the wireless receiver and smart adaptor subsystem, upon successfully detecting the USB cable, generating an enable signal facilitating initiation of the smart adaptor subsystem using at least one of the wireless receiver and smart adaptor subsystem and upon generating the enable signal, automatically disabling the wireless receiver using the smart adaptor subsystem, thereby facilitating wiredly charging the first of the at least one of fixed, portable and wearable computing and communications device.