Total 5587 patents for "2018-02-22"

Server Sliding Rail Quick Release Mounting Structure

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180054911

A server sliding rail quick release mounting structure includes left and right server sliding rail assemblies, a support bar set, a first quick release and a second quick release for detachably connecting the two opposite ends of the support bar set to the left and right server sliding rail assemblies, and an adjustment structure having a connection plate, a retaining element and an adjustment member. A cable management rack may be supported at the left or right server sliding rail assembly, and the adjustment member is rotatable through 180 to fit the mounting direction of the cable management rack.

Guide Wall Attachment Device for a Seat Belt Receiver

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180049518

A guide wall attachment device includes a guide wall having a front side and a back side, an attachment means extending from the front side of the guide wall at a first location to the front side of the guide wall at a second location, and an opening disposed between an inner surface of the attachment means and the front side of the guide wall. The opening is configured to receive and secure a seat belt receiver.

CYLINDER DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180051766

Provided is a cylinder device whereby it is possible to easily change and distinguish (identify) damping force characteristics. This cylinder device is equipped with: an inner cylinder in which a function fluid, which is changed in fluid properties by an electrical field or a magnetic field, is sealed, and into which a rod is inserted; a cylindrical member which is provided outside of the inner cylinder, and serves as an electrode or a magnetic pole; and a flow path forming member which is provided between the inner cylinder and the cylindrical member, and forms one or more flow paths through which the functional fluid flows from one end to the other end in the axial direction of the cylinder device in response to the forward and backward movement of the rod. The flow paths are spiral or meander flow paths having circumferentially-extending portions. The flow path forming member is formed with notches which cause axially adjacent portions among the flow paths to communicate with each other.

DEGRADABLE PUMP IN SHOE

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180051533

By incorporating a dissolvable or degradable material into the wiper dart and/or float equipment, a fluid can be pumped during the cement phase (or spotted by other means) to begin degradation of the dissolvable material. Once the material is dissolved, a flow path is exposed, allowing communication to the backside or formation of the wellbore through the plug set and shoe track.

CAPACITIVE FLUID LEVEL SENSOR FOR RAPID RESPONSE

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180052031

A capacitive sensor assembly for determining a fluid level within a fluid reservoir sensing through impedance change due to capacitive element driven by radio frequency differential voltage source. The chip is supplied with a pair of voltage sources having opposite phases and similar magnitude, a resultant capacitance changes being represented as a changing voltage output via a capacitive voltage divider arrangement. A feedback loop with an LC circuit is also applied to the received voltages maintains the same value to compensate for measuring different fluid with the same sensor configuration or aging/acidization changes in the dielectric constant of the oil as it ages.

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO IDENTIFY A MOOD OF MEDIA

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180049688

Methods and apparatus to identify an emotion evoked by media are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a synthesizer to generate a first synthesized sample based on a pre-verbal utterance associated with a first emotion. A feature extractor is to identify a first value of a first feature of the first synthesized sample. The feature extractor to identify a second value of the first feature of first media evoking an unknown emotion. A classification engine is to create a model based on the first feature. The model is to establish a relationship between the first value of the first feature and the first emotion. The classification engine is to identify the first media as evoking the first emotion when the model indicates that the second value corresponds to the first value.

Wire Grid Polarizer Heat Sink

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180052270

A wire grid polarizer (WGP) can include a heat-dissipation layer. The heat-dissipation layer can enable the WGP to be able to endure high temperatures. The heat-dissipation layer can be located (a) over an array of wires and farther from a transparent substrate than the array of wires; or (b) between the array of wires and the transparent substrate. The heat-dissipation layer can be a continuous layer. The heat-dissipation layer can have a high electrical resistivity and a high coefficient of thermal conductivity.

FOLDABLE IV CATHETER SECUREMENT DRESSING FOR PROTECTING AGAINST INADVERTENT CONTAMINATION

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180050175

Sterile intravenous catheter securements and securement dressings that provide simpler, more effective, and lower risk intravenous catheter placement and securement in a patient are described. Catheter securement dressings may include one or more adhesive portions positioned and configured to maintain a position of a catheter assembly following catheterization. Catheter securement dressings may be secured to a patient with an adhesive portion, and the catheter assembly may then be placed into the patient through an access opening in the catheter securement dressing. Portions of catheter securement dressings may then by folded over and adhered to each other and portions of the catheter assembly to secure the catheter assembly to the patient.

POWER SYSTEM MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM HAVING THREAD-DEPENDENT CALCULATION MONITORING FUNCTION

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180052502

A power system monitoring and control system having a thread-dependent calculation monitoring function is provided. The power system monitoring and control system includes: a display unit displaying screen information; a calculation handling unit executing thread-dependent calculation based on a calculation expression defined in a calculation file, and performing calculation handling for generating calculation result information and thread-dependent calculation execution monitoring information to provide generated information as screen information on the display unit; and a data storage unit storing file information for power system monitoring and control, information on the calculation file, the calculation result information, and the thread-dependent calculation execution monitoring information.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180052420

An image forming apparatus includes a communication portion arranged inside a cover covering an image forming portion in the main body of the apparatus and including an antenna surface for use in establishing near field communication. The cover includes a stacking portion in its upper section. The stacking portion is configured to receive a recording medium with an image thereon, the recording medium being discharged outside the main body of the apparatus. The antenna surface faces a region of the upper section of the cover downstream in a direction of discharging the recording medium. The antenna surface at least partially faces a region of the upper section of the cover outside the stacking portion in a direction perpendicular to the direction of discharging the recording medium. The communication portion is capable of communicating with another communication portion using near field communication.

CONTROL OF THE RATE OF ACTUATION OF TOOL MECHANISM BASED ON INHERENT PARAMETERS

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180049818

A robotic surgical system including a control system that controls the movement of a robotic arm coupled to a tool assembly having an end effector is described. The control system can also assist with controlling either the articulation or rotation of the end effector. Furthermore, the control system can detect and monitor one or more properties (e.g., articulation, rotation, etc.), which can be used by the control system to determine one or more appropriate movement parameters of either the robotic arm (e.g., velocity of movement) or the tool assembly coupled to the robotic arm (e.g., rotational speed of the end effector). The control system can detect any number of characteristics related to the end effector and use such information to control a variety of movement parameters associated with either the robotic arm or the tool assembly.

CONNECTOR-EQUIPPED WIRE AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR CONNECTOR-EQUIPPED WIRE

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180054019

A connector-equipped wire includes a terminal, and a wire including a core and an insulation coating provided around the core. The terminal is connected to an end part and is formed with a bulge so that a part of an end part of the insulation coating protrudes radially out. Further, the connector-equipped wire includes a connector housing including a body formed with a cavity into which the wire is to be inserted, and formed with a step on an inner peripheral surface of the cavity of the body. The bulge comes into contact with the step, and a retainer to be locked to the connector housing with the bulge pressed toward the step.

INPUT DEVICE AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180052560

Disclosed is an input device. The input device includes a first coil configured to receive a touch input from a user and transmit the received touch input to another coil, a second coil configured, when the first coil is moved in a first direction according to the received touch input, to be electrically connected to the first coil according to a movement of the first coil and generate induced electromotive force, a third coil, a fourth coil, and a sensing unit configured to sense a size of the induced electromotive force generated according to the movement of at least one selected from the group consisting of coils and a pressure size of the touch input.

TWO-PORT HIGH ISOLATION FILTER

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180052076

An optical signal isolation device comprising a common port, an isolated diagnostic port, an integrated circulator comprising an input circulator fiber, an output circulator fiber, and a fiber-to-fiber optical coupler configured to couple an isolated optical signal propagating along the input circulator fiber to the output circulator fiber for propagation along the output circulator fiber, a multi-fiber alignment body that secures at least portions of each of the multi-signal fiber, the isolated diagnostic signal fiber, the input circulator fiber, and the output circulator fiber, and a wavelength-selective optical assembly including an optical signal filter, fiber-to-filter focusing optics, and a communications signal reflector. The integrated circulator and the wavelength selective optical assembly are configured such that the communications component is retro-reflected back to the common port and the diagnostic component is passes out of the isolated diagnostic port.

LIGHT-ACTIVATED CHIMERIC OPSINS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180051058

Provided herein are compositions comprising light-activated chimeric proteins expressed on plasma membranes and methods of using the same to selectively depolarize excitatory or inhibitory neurons.

QUINUCLIDINE DERIVATIVE

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180051018

Provided is a novel therapeutic agent for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING A MOTOR OF A ROBOTIC SURGICAL SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180049813

Various exemplary methods, systems, and devices for controlling a motor of a robotic surgical system are provided.

SURGICAL TOOL WITH A DISPLAY

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180049819

A surgical tool assembly is provided that is configured to be removably and replaceably attached to an electromechanical arm of a surgical robotic system that is capable of supplying electrical power to the surgical tool assembly. The tool assembly has a housing and an elongate shaft extending distally from the housing and having an end effector at a distal end thereof. The housing has a display configured to present information related to operation of the surgical tool assembly, and one or more controls. The end effector has opposed jaws that are movable between open and closed positions, and at least one of the jaws supports a removable and replaceable staple cartridge assembly. The controls are configured to accept user input comprising instructions to the surgical robotic system, including an instruction to open the jaws of the end effector, which can then be loaded with another staple cartridge assembly.

DIGITAL MULTI-BAND PREDISTORTION LINEARIZER WITH NON-LINEAR SUBSAMPLING ALGORITHM IN THE FEEDBACK LOOP

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180054225

A concurrent multi-band linearized transmitter (CMLT) has a concurrent d a multi-band predistortion block (CDMPB) and a concurrent multi-band transmitter (CMT) connected to the CDMPB, The CDMPB can have a plurality of digital baseband signal predistorter blocks (DBSPBs), an analyzing and modeling (AM) stage, and a signal observation feedback loop. Each DBSPB can have a plurality of inputs, each corresponding to a single frequency band of the multi-band input signal, and its output corresponding to a single frequency band; each output connect corresponding to an input of the CMLT. The AM stage can have a plurality of outputs connected to and updating the parameters of the DBSPBs, and a plurality of inputs connected to either both outputs of the signal observation loop or the output of the subsampling loop and to outputs of the DBSPBs. The AM stage can perform signals' time alignment, reconstruction of signals and compute parameters of DBSPBs.

APPARATUS FOR INHIBITING AIRFLOW THROUGH A CONDUIT

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180051903

An apparatus includes a frame and a damper blade moveable between a closed position and an open position. A biasing member is coupled to the frame and exerts a biasing force to urge the damper blade towards a substantially closed position. A magnet coupled to the damper blade exerts a magnetic force to pull the damper blade from the substantially closed position to the closed position. When the damper blade is in the open position and an upstream airflow pressure falls below a first predetermined threshold, the biasing member moves the damper blade to the substantially closed position, and the magnetic force then pulls the damper blade to the closed position, automatically inhibiting airflow through the frame. When the damper blade is in the closed position and an upstream airflow pressure is increased to a second predetermined threshold, the damper blade is released from the closed position.

SAFETY DOOR LATCH

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180051485

A child safety door latch includes a pair of handles, each handle including a pushbutton biasing device. A latch is mechanically coupled to a latch biasing device. A master connector is mechanically coupled at a first end to the latch biasing device and at a second end to each of the pushbutton biasing devices. In a locked mode, the latch biasing device is biased such that the latch is disposed in a locking position. When an inwardly directed force applied to one of the pushbuttons, it mechanically translates to the master connector to create a release force component that operates on the master connector in a linear direction to retract the latch into an opening position.

GESTURE MASKING IN A VIDEO FEED

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180053043

Various systems and methods for processing video data, including gesture masking in a video feed, are provided herein. The system can include a camera system interface to receive video data from a camera system; a gesture detection unit to determine a gesture within the video data, the gesture being performed by a user; a permission module to determine a masking permission associated with the gesture; and a video processor. The video processor can modify a portion of the video data associated with the gesture in accordance with the masking permission, and cause the portion of the video data to be displayed. The camera system includes a depth camera or an infrared camera. The gesture detection unit determines the gesture based on machine learning.

HAIR DRYER

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180049532

An improved hair dryer includes a fan unit and a heating unit to generate a linear heated air current which can mix with outside cold air to obtain a rotational air current of moderate temperature and to increase the capability of penetrating a user's hair. Therefore, the air provided by the hair dryer would not become both hot and dry, but maintain an ideal, moderate temperature suitable for users, so that users may feel more comfortable while dressing their hairs. Furthermore, the increased capability of penetrating a user's hair allows the hair to be dried more quickly.

HINGE MECHANISM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180051741

A through-hole of a flat spring has a shape that defines an opening area larger than the cross-sectional area of an end segment of a shaft and is subject to contact with the rotating end segment. A through-hole of a plate has an opening area larger than the cross-sectional area of the end segment and smaller than the opening area of the through-hole. The end segment is inserted through the through-hole and the through-hole and is swaged to form a space between the through-hole and the end segment, and the space is filled with grease.

SENSOR DEVICE AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180052130

A device and method for detecting presence of a hazardous material in an environment or through a testing material, such as for example, a protective material. The device may include a sensor for detecting presence of the hazardous material. The sensor may comprise or be formed from a conductive polymer, a semi-conductive polymer or an electroactive polymer, the sensor being chemically reactive with the hazardous material to generate a change in electrical resistance in the sensor. The device may further include one or more conductive electrodes attached to the sensor configured to detect a change in resistance in the sensor, and a resistance measuring device electronically connected to the one or more electrodes for receiving data from the one or more electrodes and generating an output based on the data corresponding to an amount of hazardous material detected by the sensor in real-time.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED DEVICE INTERFACE FOR SENIORS AND CHALLENGED USERS

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180054535

A system and method for a customizable or adaptable user interface includes a touchscreen and a memory storing identification data corresponding to a device user. A processor generates a device interface screen on the display including a display of at least one user selectable, pressure sensitive area. The processor monitors input characteristic of a user selection during interaction with the pressure sensitive area and the memory stores a user interaction parameter corresponding to the device user in accordance with stored identification data. The processor adjusts an input parameter of the user selectable area in accordance with the input characteristic and the user interaction parameter. The processor then completes a document processing operation in accordance with instructions received from the user via interaction with the selectable area and an adjusted input characteristic.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTRODUCING A FOIL INTO AN ELONGATED DUCT AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LAMINATING A FOIL TO A DUCT

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180050485

An apparatus (1) and method for introducing a foil (10) to be laminated to an inner surface (15) of an elongated duct (6), wherein the foil is providable on an axle (2), the axle being movable from a first position outside of the duct, where the foil is provided on the axle, to a second position inside the duct where the foil is in position for lamination to the inner surface of the duct.

CABLEWAY INSTALLATION, METHOD FOR ENHANCING SECURITY OF A CABLEWAY INSTALLATION AND SECURITY SYSTEM FOR A CABLEWAY INSTALLATION

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180050706

Cableway installation (10), comprising at least a housing (11) suitable to carry passengers and equipped with a safety device (12) which is movable between an access configuration and a safety configuration.

PLANAR COIL ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PLANAR COIL ELEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180054900

A planar coil element of the present invention includes an insulating base film having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a first conductive pattern deposited on the first surface side of the insulating base film, and a first insulating layer covering the first conductive pattern on the first surface side, in which the first conductive pattern includes a core body and a widening layer deposited by plating on the outer surface of the core body, and the ratio of the average thickness of the first conductive pattern to the average circuit pitch of the first conductive pattern is or more and 5 or less.

WIRELESS TIRE MONITORING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-02-22

Pub Number: US20180050569

The present invention relates to a wireless tire monitoring device for a vehicle. Accordingly, the wireless tire monitoring device (100) includes: a) a tire pressure/temperature signal transmitting device (110); b) at least one sensor unit (130) for measuring or detecting at least one parameter relating to the conditions of the tire (200); c) an antenna (150) for transmitting signal corresponding to the tire conditions; wherein the wireless tire monitoring device (100) is detachably mounted to a valve stem (210) of the tire (200) and being served as a cap for the valve stem (210); wherein the antenna (150) includes at least one curvature strip (151) configured at same axis (Z-Z) with the valve stem (210) so that it centre axis aligns with the valve stem (210) of the tire (200); and wherein the antenna (150) and valve stem (210) share a common axis (X-X) of a tire wheel (230) and adapted to be revolved about the common axis (X-X) of the tire wheel (230).