Total 7197 patents for "2018-02-15"

MEDICAL OBSERVATION DEVICE, LENS DRIVING CONTROL DEVICE, LENS DRIVING CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM, AND VIDEO MICROSCOPE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180045934

[Object] To provide a medical observation device, a lens driving control device, a lens driving control method, a program, and a video microscope device. [Solution] A medical observation device including: an evaluation value calculation unit configured to calculate a focus evaluation value indicating a focus state of a lens for each of two or more lenses; and a movement control unit configured to specify a lens movement parameter that is common to the two or more lenses on the basis of the focus evaluation value.

DISPLAY PANEL, DISPLAY APPARATUS AND SUB-PIXEL RENDERING METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180047324

A display panel, a display apparatus and a sub-pixel rendering method. The display panel is constituted by repeating pixel groups. Each pixel group is composed of a pre-determined number of pixels arranged in a row, and each pixel is constituted by arraying sub-pixels of at least two different primary colours in different orders, wherein adjacent sub-pixels between adjacent pixels in each pixel group or adjacent sub-pixels between adjacent pixel pairs in each pixel group have an identical colour. The adjacent sub-pixels having the identical colour increase the saturation of a displayed colour, so that a coloured display screen has a higher colour saturation, the displayed colour is brighter, and levels are richer. One or more pairs among pairs constituted by the adjacent sub-pixels, having the identical colour, of the adjacent pixels in each pixel group and pairs constituted by the adjacent sub-pixels, having the identical colour, of the adjacent pixels between the pixel groups can be combined into a super sub-pixel, there is no black gap in the super sub-pixel, and the brightness of the super sub-pixel is greater than that of any one of the combined original sub-pixels having the identical colour. The configuration of the super sub-pixel improves the utilization rate of a light source, reduces power consumption and also takes high pixel density into account.

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF GAMMA VALEROLACTONE FROM LEVULINIC ACID

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180044310

The invention relates to process for the preparation of gamma valerolactone (GVL) from levulinic acid (LA), said process comprising a) subjecting LA to a hydrogenation reaction comprising hydrogen and a solid catalyst system comprising a metal and a support in the liquid phase, to yield a first reaction mixture comprising GVL, hydroxypentanoic acid (4HPA), and water; b) removing water from said first reaction mixture; and c) subjecting the mixture obtained in step b) to a further reaction under conditions suitable to convert said 4-HPA to GVL, to yield a further reaction mixture. Steps b) and c) can be integrated. Optionally, water can be removed from the further reaction mixture. The process may include recycling theoptionally at least partially dewateredfurther reaction mixture back to step (b). This is particularly advantageous when the first reaction mixture is low in, or even free of levulinic acid. Alternatively, the further reaction mixture or at least partially dewatered further reaction mixture can be submitted to a distillation step, whereby the distillate can be collected to recover GVL.

Electronic Latching Circuit

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180042167

A hydraulic circuit with electronic latching through valve assemblies to allow full control of ground engaging tools including raising, lowering, and providing regulated active down force pressure via a work vehicle valves with manual input while allowing a continuous pressure source to be used in parallel. Pressure transducers and electrically controlled valves along with an electric control circuit allow automatic switching between manual control and automatic control of the ground engaging tools.

METHODS FOR ALLOCATING DATA CHANNEL RESOURCES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUSES

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180049176

Methods may be provided for allocating up/downlink data channel (that is, PDSCH and PUSCH) resource for a machine type communication (MTC) terminal in 3GPP LTE/LTE advanced system and for configuring a Downlink Control Information (DCI) for it. Further, a method may be provided for allocating up/downlink data channel resource for further enhanced MTC terminal which supports a up/downlink data channel (that is, PDSCH and PUSCH) bandwidth enhanced as compared with the MTC terminal (BL/CE UE) defined in LTE rel-13.

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF SILYLATED POLYMERS EMPLOYING A BACKMIXING STEP

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180044466

A continuous process for preparing a silylated polymer comprising a silylation step where a prepolymer having reactive functional groups, a first intermediate product, is reacted continuously with a silylating agent in an endcapping tubular reaction unit to form a second intermediate product, and where at least a portion of the second intermediate product is backmixed continuously with the first intermediate product to form the silylated polymer. The continuous process may further comprise a stabilization step, a quenching step or both a stabilization step and a quenching step.

DOMAIN JOINED VIRTUAL NAMES ON DOMAINLESS SERVERS

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180048636

Services from domainless machines are made available in a security domain under a virtual name. Each machine is not joined to the domain but can reach a security domain controller. The controller controls at least one security domain using an authentication protocol, such as a modified Kerberos protocol. One obtains a set of security domain credentials, generates a cluster name secret, gives the cluster a virtual name, and authenticates the machines to the domain controller using these items. In some cases, authentication uses a ticket-based protocol which accepts the cluster name secret in place of a proof of valid security domain membership. In some, the domain controller uses a directory service which is compatible with an active directory service; the cluster virtual name is provisioned as an account in the directory service. The cluster virtual name may concurrently serve clients on different security domains of the directory service.

STENT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE STENT ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180042742

Various embodiments relate to a stent assembly comprising a stent; a swellable coating disposed on at least a portion of an exterior surface of the stent; optionally, a carrier dispersed in the swellable coating and/or disposed on at least a portion of an exterior surface of the stent; and an active agent comprised in at least one of the swellable coating or the carrier, if present. Use of the stent assembly as a ureteric stent, and method of preparing a stent assembly are also provided.

BONDING APPARATUS AND BONDING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180047699

Deformation of substrates after the substrates are bonded can be suppressed. A bonding apparatus includes a first holding unit configured to attract and hold a first substrate from above; a second holding unit provided under the first holding unit and configured to attract and hold a second substrate from below; and a striker configured to press a central portion of the first substrate from above and bring the first substrate into contact with the second substrate. The first holding unit is configured to attract and hold a partial region of a peripheral portion of the first substrate, and the first holding unit attracts and holds the region which intersects with a direction, among directions from the central portion of the first substrate toward the peripheral portion thereof, in which a bonding region between the first substrate and the second substrate is expanded fastest.

SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180047443

A semiconductor integrated circuit device includes a control unit which causes a column selection circuit to separate bit line pairs from a common bit line pair and causes a sense amplifier circuit to amplify a potential difference between the common bit line pair precharged by a precharge circuit, in response to a unique ID generation instruction.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR LOCKING A MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR CLOSED IN RESPONSE TO A SIDE IMPACT

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180044948

A locking device is provided for a motor vehicle door. The locking device includes a body having a base, a stake, a lever, a gusset and a rotational axis. A method of locking a motor vehicle door closed in response to a side impact is also provided.

ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180047940

An organic EL display device including a TFT substrate (substrate) and an organic EL element (electroluminescent element) that is provided on the TFT substrate includes a sealing layer that seals the organic EL element. The sealing layer is composed of a laminated structure that is constituted by an organic film and first and second inorganic films. Recessed/protruding portions are provided on surfaces of the organic film and the first and second inorganic films.

3-SUBSTITUTED-1,2,4-OXADIAZOLE AND THIADIAZOLE COMPOUNDS AS IMMUNOMODULATORS

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180044329

The present invention relates to 3-substituted-1,2,4-oxadiazole and thiadiazole compounds of formula (I) or formula (II) and their use to inhibit the programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) signaling pathway and/or for treatment of disorders by inhibiting an immunosuppressive signal induced by PD-1, PD-L1 or PD-L2.

EXTENDING OBJECT-SCHEMA-BASED APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES (APIS)

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180046494

The present disclosure relates to extending object-schema-based application programming interfaces (APIs). According to one embodiment, a method generally includes receiving, from a user, a schema defining an extension to the API and a reference to a parent node in a graph projection of the API. An API system updates the graph projection of the API to include a node representing the extension and navigable path to the node representing the extension. The API system processes a request from the user by traversing through the updated graph projection of the API, the request representing the navigable path to the node representing the extension.

LIGHTING CIRCUIT AND VEHICULAR LAMP

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180049286

Provided is a lighting circuit that drives a first light source and a second light source connected in series with each other. A bypass switch is provided in parallel with the second light source. A constant current circuit is connected in parallel with one of the first light source and the second light source. A drive circuit supplies a drive current to a serially-connected circuit of the first light source and the second light source.

ACTUATOR AND ACTUATOR FOR OPENING/CLOSING VEHICLE DOOR

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180044965

An actuator includes an actuator main body, an operating shaft attached to a tail gate, a vehicle body-side socket that fixes the actuator main body to an attachment surface of a bracket, and a guide part installed between the attachment surface of the bracket and the vehicle body-side socket, wherein the vehicle body-side socket is fixed to the bracket via the guide part, and the guide part restricts rotation of the vehicle body-side socket about an arbitrary straight line crossing a line in a direction normal to the attachment surface.

VARIABLE RESISTANCE MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180047899

A variable resistance memory device includes first conductive lines positioned above a substrate. Each of the first conductive lines extends in a first direction and a second direction. Second conductive lines extend in the first direction and the second direction. The second conductive lines are positioned above the first conductive lines. A memory is positioned between the first and second conductive lines. The memory unit overlaps the first and second conductive lines in a third direction. The memory unit includes a first electrode, a variable resistance pattern positioned on the first electrode, and a second electrode positioned on the variable resistance pattern. A selection pattern is positioned on each memory unit. A third electrode is positioned above the selection pattern. The third electrode is in direct contact with a lower surface of each of the second conductive lines.

COUPLING AND ELECTROMECHANICAL CONTROL ASSEMBLY AND ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEM FOR USE THEREIN

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180045306

A coupling and electromechanical control assembly and an electromechanical system for controlling the operating mode of a selectable clutch assembly are provided. The system includes a control member mounted for controlled rotation about a first axis. An actuator and transmission assembly includes a rotary output shaft and a set of interconnected transmission elements including a cam coupled to the output shaft to rotate therewith and a reciprocating member having a first end which rides in or on the cam to cause the reciprocating member to reciprocate upon rotation of the output shaft. A second end of the reciprocating member is coupled to the control member for selective, small-displacement, control member angular rotation about the first axis between different angular positions which correspond to different operating modes of the clutch assembly.

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTOSENSITIVE MEMBER, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180046101

An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a conductive substrate and a photosensitive layer. The photosensitive layer is a single-layer photosensitive layer. The photosensitive layer contains a charge generating material, a hole transport material, an electron transport material, and a binder resin. The binder resin contains a polyarylate resin (1). The polyarylate resin is represented by general formula (1). The photosensitive layer has a scratch resistance depth of no greater than 0.50 m. The photosensitive layer has a Vickers hardness of at least 17.0 HV.

GLUCOCEREBROSIDE TREATMENT OF LIVER DISORDERS

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180042951

The present invention provides a method for the treatment of immune mediated or immune related diseases or disorders, infectious diseases, metabolic disorders and cancer in mammalian subjects. This method comprises the administration of a naturally occurring, mammalian intermediary metabolite or T cell receptor ligand, preferably a glucosylceramide, to a mammalian subject. In a preferred embodiment, such mammalian subjects are human beings.

RATCHET WRENCH PROVIDING COMBINED FUNCTIONS OF ORDINARY RATCHET WRENCHES

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180043512

A ratchet wrench includes a first and a second drive members 21, 21 rotatably mounted in a first and a second heads 16, 16 extended from a first and a second ends of a handle 10. The first drive member 21 includes a square inner periphery 35 adapted to slidably retain a drive shaft 36 including a drive fitting 45 and a drive fitting 46, and the second drive member 21 includes a drive hexagonal bit holder 53 and drive fitting 54, for providing combined functions of ordinary ratchet wrenches for turning fasteners. A first and a second ratcheting mechanisms are mounted in the first and the second ends of the handle 10 for turning the first and the second drive members 21, 21, by the handle 10.

High-Purity Dispense Unit

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180046082

Techniques herein include a bladder-based dispense system using an elongate bladder configured to selectively expand and contract to assist with dispense actions. This dispense system compensates for filter-lag, which often accompanies fluid filtering for microfabrication. This dispense system also provides a high-purity and high precision dispense unit. A modular hydraulic unit houses the elongate bladder and hydraulic fluid in contact with an exterior surface of the bladder. When pressurized process fluid is in the elongate bladder, hydraulic controls can selectively reduce pressure on the bladder to cause expansion, and then selectively increase hydraulic pressure to assist with a dispense action.

CHANGEABLE LOCK COVER

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180044946

Improvements to a changeable lock-cover are disclosed herein. The lock-cover operates with a combination or with a separate version/configuration for a key type lock. Minor geometry differences can be accommodated with the housing that can be made out of a hard plastic or a flexible material that conforms around the lock. The retention of the housing is with magnets, snaps or other temporary securing mechanism. A person can pull apart the closure to mover the cover to another lock or to change the cover to a different color or style. The face or indicia can take a number of different configurations including, but not limited to letters, colors, faces, insignias, moving components, lights, pictures and others. The mechanism that retains the cover together is stronger than the mechanism that holds to face or indicia onto the housing.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180047695

In a semiconductor device (SP1) according to an embodiment, a solder resist film (first insulating layer, SR1) which is in contact with the base material layer, and a resin body (second insulating layer, 4) which is in contact with the solder resist film and the semiconductor chip, are laminated in between the base material layer (2CR) of a wiring substrate 2 and a semiconductor chip (3). In addition, a linear expansion coefficient of the solder resist film is equal to or larger than a linear expansion coefficient of the base material layer, and the linear expansion coefficient of the solder resist film is equal to or smaller than a linear expansion coefficient of the resin body. Also, the linear expansion coefficient of the base material layer is smaller than the linear expansion coefficient of the resin body. According to the above-described configuration, damage of the semiconductor device caused by a temperature cyclic load can be suppressed, and thereby reliability can be improved.

TRIPLEXER SIGNAL COMBINER

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180048438

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, apparatus that includes a first port that receives a radio frequency signal input, a second port that provides a high-speed Internet connection and the radio frequency signal input and receives a power supply current, and a third port that receives the high-speed Internet connection and receives the power supply current and that the first port is isolated from the power supply current. Other embodiments are disclosed.

Rebar Construction And Transportation System

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180044919

A rebar construction and transportation system includes a plurality of rebar members. A jig is provided. Each of the rebar members is positioned in the jig to retain each of the rebar members in a selected pattern. A plurality of first couplers is each removably coupled to an associated one of the rebar members. Each of the first couplers may be selectively coupled to a crane to transport the rebar members. A plurality of second couplers is provided. Each of the second couplers is selectively positioned in an open position and a closed position. Each of the second couplers is positioned around an associated one of the rebar members when the second couplers are positioned in the closed position. Each of the second couplers engages the jig such the jig is retained at the selected point on the rebar members.

DNA LIGASE MEDIATED DNA AMPLIFICATION

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180044724

The disclosure provides methods of DNA amplification mediated by DNA ligase. Specifically disclosed is a method of amplifying a target region at DNA level, which comprises repeating cycles of amplification comprising the following steps: denaturing DNA template to obtain single target DNA strands; hybridizing a primer pair comprising an upstream primer and a downstream primer to the target DNA strand, wherein the upstream primer is hybridized to a first nucleic acid sequence of the target region, and the downstream primer is hybridized to a second nucleic acid sequence of the target region; the first nucleic acid sequence is downstream to the second nucleic acid sequence on the target DNA strand, with the downstream primer containing a phosphorylated 5 end; ligating the upstream primer or extension product thereof to the downstream primer or extension product thereof, to obtain a semi-amplification product. This disclosure also discloses a kit used to amplify a target region at DNA level.

SAVING POSITION OF A WEAR LEVEL ROTATION

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180046576

In one example in accordance with the present disclosure, a system may include a wear level handler to start a current rotation of a wear level algorithm through a plurality of cache line addresses in a region of memory and a location storer to store a rotation count of the rotation. The system may also include a data mover to move a cache line from the selected cache line address to a gap cache line address corresponding to the additional cache line address and a metadata setter to set a metadata of the gap cache line address to a value corresponding to the current rotation. The system may also include a current position determiner to determine, based on the value of at least one metadata and the rotation count, a current position of the current rotation after a power loss event.

PHOTOGRAPHIC DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE CAPTURE OF A SELFIE

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180048754

Disclosed is a photographic device including: a cell phone or a tablet equipped with a screen associated with a device for displaying an image on the screen; an image capturing device configured to capture an image along an optical axis and to transmit this image to the device for displaying an image; a mirror surface configured to be able to be placed facing the screen so as to reflect an image displayed on the screen, the mirror surface being suitable for allowing an image to be captured by the image-capturing device through a central portion of the mirror surface. Also disclosed is an associated image-capturing method.

MEDICINAL VIAL STOPPER

Pub Date: 2018-02-15

Pub Number: US20180044076

A medicinal vial stopper has a stopper plug extending from a stopper flange. The stopper plug is insertable with a compression fit in the neck of the vial. A first bore within the stopper plug has a radially inwardly facing first-bore surface having a constant first-bore diameter the entire first-bore length and a first-bore first end closed by a centrally-located piercable portion of the stopper flange. A second bore within the stopper plug has a radially inwardly facing second-bore surface having a constant second-bore diameter the entire second-bore length. The second-bore diameter is greater the first-bore diameter. The second-bore first end is in fluid communication with the first-bore second end. The centrally-located piercable portion of the stopper flange is resiliently deformable and upon being pierced by a spike tightly conforms to the radially outwardly facing sidewall of the shaft; thereby forming a fluid impenetrable seal.