Total 6156 patents for "2018-01-18"

COMPOSITE RESTORATION MATRIX BAND

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180014913

A V-shaped plastic dental matrix band having an elongate body with first and second ends, a central portion between the first and second ends, and a collar portion on top of the central portion. The plastic dental matrix band tapers in thickness from thick first and second ends to a thin central portion, thereby providing a snug fit and tight contact with the tooth. The thick first and second ends are adapted to provide a bearing surface for the clamping screws of a matrix band retainer. The thickness of the collar portion is the same as that of the first and second ends and tapers from a top of the collar portion to a shared border with the central portion.

METHOD OF INTRODUCTION AND REMOVAL OF HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF CRYOPROTECTANTS BY VASCULAR PERFUSION

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180014823

Surgical tools which are used to separate from one another a femoral cup and an acetabular ball in an implanted hip replacement prosthesis. At its distal end, elements of the surgical tool engage the femoral cup and the acetabular cup. When proximal handles of the tool are squeezed toward one another, the engagement elements move away from one another. Thus, a surgeon is able to separate the femoral cup and the acetabular ball from one another without pulling the acetabular cup away from the acetabulum or the femoral cup and/or femoral implant away from the femur, thereby accomplishing the separation without disrupting any bone ingrowth.

CANONICAL SPIKING NEURON NETWORK FOR SPATIOTEMPORAL ASSOCIATIVE MEMORY

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180018557

Embodiments of the invention relate to canonical spiking neurons for spatiotemporal associative memory. An aspect of the invention provides a spatiotemporal associative memory including a plurality of electronic neurons having a layered neural net relationship with directional synaptic connectivity. The plurality of electronic neurons configured to detect the presence of a spatiotemporal pattern in a real-time data stream, and extract the spatiotemporal pattern. The plurality of electronic neurons are further configured to, based on learning rules, store the spatiotemporal pattern in the plurality of electronic neurons, and upon being presented with a version of the spatiotemporal pattern, retrieve the stored spatiotemporal pattern.

COMPOUNDS OF PHOSPHINANES AND AZAPHOSPHINANES, A PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THEM

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180016288

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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION USING AN ABSOLUTE ORIENTATION SENSOR

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180018787

A three-dimensional image reconstruction system includes an image capture device, an inertial measurement unit (IMU), and an image processor. The image capture device captures image data. The inertial measurement unit (IMU) is affixed to the image capture device and records IMU data associated with the image data. The image processor includes one or more processing units and memory for storing instructions that are executed by the one or more processing units, wherein the image processor receives the image data and the IMU data as inputs and utilizes the IMU data to pre-align the first image and the second image, and wherein the image processor utilizes a registration algorithm to register the pre-aligned first and second images.

DETECTING DEVICE FOR DETECTING A PHYSICAL QUANTITY

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180020477

A detecting device for detecting a physical quantity includes: a detector, configured to detect the physical quantity and to output data representing the physical quantity; a memory, configured to store a communications profile of the detecting device, wherein the communications profile defines a predetermined transmission time for the transmission of the data, wherein the predetermined transmission time is assigned to the detecting device; and a communications interface, configured to transmit the data to a predetermined target network address at the predetermined transmission time via a communications network. The communications interface is further configured to receive a broadcast signal from a server entity via the communications network, wherein the broadcast signal comprises a further communications profile assigned to the detecting device for modifying the communications profile of the detecting device.

MULTIPLE-OPTICAL-AXIS PHOTOELECTRIC SENSOR

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180017435

A light projector and a light receiver each include a case body, a light transmission plate closing an opening in a front face of the case body, caps closing openings in end faces of the case body, and cap covers attached slidably to each cap. The case body includes first supports partially supporting side edges of the light transmission plate, the caps respectively include second supports supporting ends of the light transmission plate, the light transmission plate is supported by the first and second supports with an elastic member interposed between the light transmission plate and the first and second supports, the cap cover includes a pressing unit pressing the ends of the light transmission plate toward the second supports, and second engagement units engaging with each other to maintain a state where the pressing unit presses the light transmission plate are provided in the cap and the cap cover.

LED HAVING VERTICAL CONTACTS REDISTRIBUTED FOR FLIP CHIP MOUNTING

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180019370

A light emitting diode (LED) structure has semiconductor layers, including a p-type layer, an active layer, and an n-type layer. The p-type layer has a bottom surface, and the n-type layer has a top surface though which light is emitted. A copper layer has a first portion electrically connected to and opposing the bottom surface of the p-type layer. A dielectric wall extends through the copper layer to isolate a second portion of the copper layer from the first portion. A metal shunt electrically connects the second portion of the copper layer to the top surface of the n-type layer. P-metal electrodes electrically connect to the first portion, and n-metal electrodes electrically connect to the second portion, wherein the LED structure forms a flip chip. Other embodiments of the methods and structures are also described.

TRANSCUTANEOUS ANALYTE SENSOR

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180014762

The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.

SHREDDER BIN-FULL DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180017425

A paper shredder bin-full sensor with a push bar, a conductive element coupled to the push bar, a sensing contact assembly normally set apart from the conductive element, and a signaling contact coupled to the sensing contact assembly. Sensor includes a push bar sweeper between the conductive element and the push bar, and a biasing element coupled to the push bar sweeper, the biasing element elastically resists the shredded material force. A predetermined shredded material force presses the push bar, causing the conductive element to couple to the sensing contact assembly, in turn causing a waste bin-full signal to emanate. Push bar can be articulated and non-articulated. Articulated push bars include upper and lower push bars, and respective tensioning element connecting the respective upper and lower push bars. Lower push bar is extended from upper push bar. Paper shredder can have articulated or non-articulated push bars.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BUILT-IN SELF-TEST OF ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180019781

In described examples of a device with built-in-self-test, a multiplexer has at least first and second input terminals and is coupled to receive a first input signal at the first input terminal, a second input signal at the second input terminal, and selection signals. Also, the multiplexer is coupled to output: the first input signal in response to a first combination of the selection signals; the second input signal in response to a second combination of the selection signals; and an analog summation of the first and second input signals in response to a third combination of the selection signals.

Analyte Sensors Having a Membrane with Low Temperature Sensitivity

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180014761

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to analyte determining methods and devices (e.g., electrochemical analyte monitoring systems) that have a membrane with low temperature sensitivity. The sensing layer is disposed on a working electrode of in vivo and/or in vitro analyte sensors, e.g., continuous and/or automatic in vivo monitoring using analyte sensors and/or test strips. Also provided are systems and methods of using the, for example electrochemical, analyte sensors in analyte monitoring.

SURFACE FINISHES FOR INTERCONNECTION PADS IN MICROELECTRONIC STRUCTURES

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180019219

A surface finish may be formed in a microelectronic structure, wherein the surface finish may include a multilayer interlayer structure. Thus, needed characteristics, such as compliance and electro-migration resistance, of the interlayer structure may be satisfied by different material layers, rather attempting to achieve these characteristics with a single layer. In one embodiment, the multilayer interlayer structure may comprises a two-layer structure, wherein a first layer is formed proximate a solder interconnect and comprises a material which forms a ductile joint with the solder interconnect, and a second layer comprising a material having strong electro-migration resistance formed between the first layer and an interconnection pad. In a further embodiment, third layer may be formed adjacent the interconnection pad comprising a material which forms a ductile joint with the interconnection pad.

SELF-CLEANING ENDOSCOPE

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180014720

A self-cleaning endoscope and methods of using the same are described. The self-cleaning endoscope includes a housing having a distal end and a proximal end opposite the distal end, a lens positioned at the distal end of the housing, and a lens protector coupled to the distal end of the housing external to the lens. The self-cleaning endoscope also includes a shaft extending longitudinally through the housing. The shaft is operatively coupled to the lens protector and configured to rotate the lens protector about an axis of rotation coaxial with the shaft. The self-cleaning endoscope further includes a motor at the proximal end of the housing. The motor is operatively coupled to the shaft and configured to drive rotation of the shaft.

EARLY WARNING AND RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM FOR THE PROACTIVE MANAGEMENT OF WIRELESS BROADBAND NETWORKS

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180019910

The present disclosure relates to an early warning and recommendation system for proactive management of a wireless broadband network. Without human intervention, the system processes highly heterogeneous network and non-network data and applies unsupervised machine learning to the data to predict and understand the situations that lead to different network state conditions. More specifically, unsupervised clustering is applied to the data to understand situations that can lead to non-normal network state conditions. A deep neural network model of situations is then created to further understand the underlying data relationships between the elements of a situation and network states. The deep neural network model and Reinforcement Learning is used to provide recommendations as to changes in wireless/mobile broadband network configuration parameters that will improve the state of a predicted situation associated with non-normal network conditions. The system displays warnings and corresponding recommendations regarding predicted non-normal network conditions in a user interface for a network operator.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREPARING TEXT IMAGES FOR OPTICAL-CHARACTER RECOGNITION

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180018774

The current document is directed to methods and systems that straighten in the text lines of text-containing digital images. Initial processing of a text-containing image identifies the outline of a text-containing page. Next, aggregations of symbols, including words and word fragments, are identified within the outlined page image. The centroids and inclination angles of the symbol aggregations are determined, allowing each symbol aggregation to be circumscribed by a closest-fitting rectangle oriented in conformance with the inclination angle determined for the circumscribed symbol aggregation. A model is constructed for the text-line curvature within the text image based on the circumscribed symbol aggregations and is refined using additional information extracted from the text image. The model, essentially an inclination-angle map, allows for assigning local displacements to pixels within the page image which are then used to straighten the text lines in the text image.

Prototyping of Electronic Circuits with Edge Interconnects

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180019208

In a method of forming an assembly including projecting or protruding nodules, a substrate is provided that supports an electrical circuit. One or more cavities are formed in the substrate, a conductive pad is formed in each cavity, and one or more conductive traces are formed on the substrate. Each conductive trace connects a conductive pad to a location, node, or terminal of the electrical circuit. A part of the substrate is removed to form the assembly that includes the electrical circuit, the one or more conductive traces, and a portion of each conductive pad projecting or protruding from the substrate. The electrical circuit can be formed on the substrate, which can be a PCB, or can be formed on a microchip supported by the substrate, which can be formed of semiconductor material, e.g., a semiconductor wafer.

SERVER SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR STORAGE UNIT

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180020052

A server system and a control method for a storage unit are provided. The server system includes multiple modular devices and a connection device. The storage unit in the modular devices includes a transmission interface expander. The transmission interface expander detects whether connects a former modular device, and sets the storage unit as a slave device of the former modular device when the transmission interface expander connects the former modular device. When the transmission interface expander does not connect the former modular device, the transmission interface expander is set as a storage node and communicates to the external server, and the latter storage unit connected behind the transmission interface expander becomes a slave device of the transmission interface expander.

Installation Identification for Family Applications

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180020087

In one embodiment, a method includes, by a second application that is a member of a family of applications and is installed on a client device, broadcasting a communication that includes a second hashed installation identifier and a second timestamp, the second timestamp indicating a time that the second application was installed on the client device, and receiving a response from a first application, wherein the first application is a member of the family of applications, and wherein the response includes a first hashed installation identifier and a first timestamp indicating a time that the first application was installed on the client device. The method may also include the second application comparing the second timestamp to the first timestamp, and if the first application was installed on the client device before the second application, the second application may save the first hashed installation identifier as a family identifier.

AUTONOMOUS LOW-POWER VOICE COIL MOTOR PARKING

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180017845

A camera module includes an optics assembly, an actuator module, and detection circuitry for preventing the optics assembly from colliding with a mechanical stop due to physical impacts and disturbances. The actuator module includes a magnet and a coil. The detection circuitry detects an induced current caused by movement of the coil with respect to the magnet. The direction of the detected induced current indicates movement of the optics assembly in a particular direction along an optical axis. The detection circuitry provides a current to the coil to cause the optics assembly to move toward a particular position or direction. In some cases, the provided current may cause the optics assembly to move in a direction opposite of the movement that caused the induced current.

Thermally Insulated Container Assembly

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180017311

The present invention provides a thermally insulated container comprising an expanded foam layer, a further layer, internal of the expanded foam layer, formed of a plurality of cool packs or insulation panels, and a locking lid. The cool packs consist of a combination of cool packs with stepped edges and individual side wall cool packs side wall cool packs formed with a living hinge, wherein the cool packs consist of a protruding fill point on one edge and blanking protrusions on the remaining three edges, and the cool packs comprise recesses on the top and bottom edges to accommodate either the fill point or the blanking protrusion of each adjacent cool pack. The insulation panels are pre-assembled on a sheet ready for insertion into the container. The expanded foam layer includes a number of individual preformed sections assembled to form a main body of the container, the main body consisting of a rectangular base and four wall sections, wherein inner faces of opposed pairs of wall sections are substantially parallel to each other. The locking lid comprises a main body formed from an expanded foam and a locking member formed from expanded foam, the main body being arranged to be received in and to close a mouth of the container and the locking member being arranged to rotate to lock the lid in place. The lid in accordance with the invention may provide a particularly efficient thermal barrier.

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180020481

Provided is a wireless communication terminal. The wireless communication terminal includes a transceiver configured to transmit/receive a wireless signal and a processor configured to control an operation of the wireless communication terminal. The transceiver receives a MAC frame including information on a plurality of wireless communication terminals that are to receive data from a base wireless communication terminal. The plurality of wireless communication terminals include the wireless communication terminal and receive data from the base wireless communication terminal based on the MAC frame.

NUCLEOTIDE ANALOGS

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180015095

Disclosed herein, inter alia, are acyclic nucleotide analogs and methods of using an acyclic nucleotide analog for treating and/or ameliorating a papillomavirus infection.

TECHNIQUES FOR LOCATING DEVICES USING NARROWBAND POSITIONING REFERENCE SIGNALS

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180020423

Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to DL-based and UL-based positioning reference signal (PRS) techniques that may help facilitate positioning procedures in systems deploying narrowband devices, such as NB-IoT devices. An exemplary method includes determining resources within a narrowband region of a wider system bandwidth for transmitting a positioning reference signal (PRS), transmitting the PRS using the determined resources, and estimating a position of a wireless node based on at least one first measurement of a first reference signal and the PRS transmitted within a narrowband region.

PROCESS FOR TREATING A SUBSTRATE IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THE BEHAVIOUR THEREOF WITH REGARD TO MALODOROUS MOLECULES

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180016737

The present invention provides a method of treating a substrate in order to improve its properties of absorbing malodorous molecules, in particular associated with sweat, the method comprising the following steps:

ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL PLIERS-LIKE TOOL FOR HOLDING AND GRIPPING A PATELLA BONE

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180014839

The present invention relates to an orthopedic surgical pliers-like tool (1) for performing surgery on the patella bone, comprising: at least a couple of jaws (2, 3) coupled to corresponding handle members (12, 13) pivotally mounted with a hinge bolt (5) in relation with one another; a distal clamp portions (8, 9) on each jaw (2, 3) for gripping and holding at least the periphery of a patella bone; an intermediate force transmission mechanism (4) between the tool handle members (12, 13) and the jaws (2, 3); a couple of arms (20, 30) in said intermediate force transmission mechanism (4) structurally independent from the handle members (12, 13) and interposed between the handle members (12, 13) and the jaws (2, 3); an elastic member (25, 35) in each arm (20, 30) for coupling each arm to a corresponding handle member (12, 13) in a first linking point (38, 39); a second more distal linking point (31, 33) in each arm (20, 30) engaging a corresponding distal end (43, 42) of a handle member (12,13); the first linking point (38, 39) of one arm (20, 30) and the second linking point (31, 33) of the other arm being cross linked to the same handle member (12, 13).

STRUCTURAL COMPONENT WITH AN ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION DEVICE, METHOD FOR PROVIDING A STRUCTURAL COMPONENT WITH AN ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION DEVICE, ELECTRICAL WIRING SYSTEM AND AIRCRAFT COMPONENT

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180015995

A structural component includes a composite laminate built up of a plurality of layers of carbon fibres, wherein the layers of carbon fibres are oriented in different directions, wherein the carbon fibres are surrounded by a conductive polymer resin, wherein the carbon fibres of at least one of the layers comprise an electrically insulating coating, and wherein at least one of the coated carbon fibres extend through its respective layer to form an electrical connection between ends of the layer spaced apart from one another.

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND PROJECTION DISPLAY APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180017856

A first light source device includes: a solid-state light source; a condenser element that collects light from the solid-state light source; a retardation plate that converts linearly polarized light into circularly polarized light; and a reflection plate, wherein the retardation plate is disposed at a point of incidence of collected light and divergent light between the condenser element and the reflection plate. A second light source device includes: a solid-state light source; a retardation plate that changes a polarization direction of light from the solid-state light source to make a ratio of polarization and s-polarization components of the light constant under control; and a dichroic mirror that separates the light from the retardation according to the polarization direction, wherein the retardation plate is disposed at a point of incidence of one of collected light and divergent light between the solid-state light source and the dichroic mirror.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TREATING HYDROCEPHALUS

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180015267

Methods for treating hydrocephalus using a shunt, the shunt having one or more CSF intake openings in a distal portion, a valve disposed in a proximal portion of the shunt, and a lumen extending between the one or more CSF intake openings and the valve, the method comprises deploying the shunt in a body of a patient so that the distal portion of the shunt is at least partially disposed within a CP angle cistern, a body of the shunt is at least partially disposed within an IPS of the patient, and the proximal portion of the shunt is at least partially disposed within or proximate to a JV of the patient, wherein, after deployment of the shunt, CSF flows from the CP angle cistern to the JV via the shunt lumen at a flow rate in a range of 5 ml per hour to 15 ml per hour.

TAPE CASSETTE

Pub Date: 2018-01-18

Pub Number: US20180015757

A tape roll is housed inside a cassette case. A first rotation body is provided on a first direction side of the tape roll and is positioned on a second direction side of a winding center of the tape roll. A first opening is provided on the second direction side of the first rotation body. An ink ribbon roll is provided on the second direction side of the first opening. A second rotation body is provided on the first direction side and the second direction side of a winding center of the ink ribbon roll. A first regulating part is provided on a fourth direction side of a predetermined path and is positioned on the fourth direction side of a first virtual line.