Total 9071 patents for "2018-03-01"

Multi-function Device Capable of Temporarily Stopping Water Output

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058048

A multi-function device capable of temporarily stopping water output, comprising: a water output device, having a water input end and a water output end, the water output device is provided with a plurality of water channels inside, to connect to the water input end and the water output end; and a switching mechanism, disposed in the water output device, to drive water flow to flow or stop, to realize water switching, the switching mechanism is located in the water channels nearing the water input end. The multi-function device is compact in structure. Wherein, the switching mechanism is positioned to block the water channel before water enters into the switching chamber. Therefore, weight of the water output device will not be increased, while avoiding damages to the water separation plate and the tight seal piece caused by higher water pressure.

SCREW CAPABLE OF CUTTING AND COMPRESSING DREGS IN AN OBJECT TO BE DRILLED

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058491

A screw capable of cutting and compressing dregs in an object to be drilled comprises: a tapered head with a small lower end; at least one rib being formed on and winds around the tapered area of the head. Each rib is formed with an outer wall having a first slope with respect to an outer wall of a tapered surface of the head and an inner wall with a second slope with respect to an outer wall of the tapered surface. Connection of the inner wall and outer wall is formed as a sharp knife portion. Each rib winds around the tapered surface of the head with an angle being equal to or larger than 360 degrees. By using the structure above said, dregs in screwing are compressed into the object to tighten the screw to the object to be drilled and no dregs expose out.

IMAGE FORMING METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180056666

An image forming method of the present invention is an image forming method of forming a halftone image on a corrugated fibreboard recording medium using an inkjet recording device that uses magenta ink and other inks with two or more colors other than the magenta ink, and is an efficient method that does not generate a mottle in an image printed in multicolor on a corrugated fibreboard recording medium using an inkjet recording device by determining a droplet ejection position of the magenta ink and then determining droplet ejection positions of the other inks with two or more colors to be positions different from the droplet ejection position of the magenta ink.

Communications Interface for Simulation Systems and Methods

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180060462

Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for performing, providing, managing, executing, and/or running a spatially-optimized simulation are presented. In one or more embodiments, the spatially-optimized simulation may comprise a plurality of worker modules performing the simulation, a plurality of entities being simulated among the plurality of worker modules, a plurality of bridge modules facilitating communication between workers and an administrative layer including a plurality of chunk modules, at least one receptionist module, and at least one oracle module. The spatially-optimized simulation may be configured to provide a distributed, persistent, fault-tolerate and spatially-optimized simulation environment. In some embodiments, load balancing and fault tolerance may be performed using transfer scores and/or tensile energies determined among the candidates for transferring simulation entities among workers. In some embodiments, the plurality of bridge modules may expose an application programming interface (API) for communicating with the plurality of worker modules.

MULTI-APPLICATION OIL FUNNEL CONSTRUCTION FOR REFILLING CRANKCASES THROUGH A FILLING PORT

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180057335

A tool kit comprised of multiple components from which select components may be assembled to provide a customized funnel construction with an adapter matched to a crankcase filling port of an internal combustion engine. Selective components of the kit may be arranged to provide an efficient and easily assembled oil filing device which provides improved access to crankcase filling ports of internal combustion engines. The components can easily be rearranged depending upon the design of the filling port of engine which is being serviced. The kit includes a common funnel section, one or more unique nozzle sections which in combination are compatible with two or more distinct unique adapters. This combination enables the use of a funnel of universal design for and with adapters of distinct design.

METHOD OF FORMING A MEDICAL DEVICE COMPRISING GRAPHENE

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180056057

The invention concerns a method of forming a medical device, the method comprising: forming a graphene film (100) over a substrate (204); depositing, by gas phase deposition, a polymer material covering a surface of the graphene film (100); and removing the substrate (204) from the graphene film (100), wherein the polymer material forms a support (102) for the graphene film (100).

NUCLEIC ACID COMPRISING OR CODING FOR A HISTONE STEM-LOOP AND A POLY(A) SEQUENCE OR A POLYADENYLATION SIGNAL FOR INCREASING THE EXPRESSION OF AN ENCODED PROTEIN

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180055952

The present application describes a coding nucleic acid sequence, particularly a messenger RNA (mRNA), comprising or coding for a histone stem-loop and a poly(A) sequence or a polyadenylation signal and the use thereof for increasing the expression of an encoded protein. It also discloses its use for the preparation of a pharmaceutical composition, especially a vaccine e.g. for the use in the treatment of tumours and cancer diseases, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases or genetic diseases, or in gene therapy. The present invention further describes an in vitro transcription method, in vitro methods for increasing the expression of a protein using the nucleic acid comprising or coding for a histone stem-loop and a poly(A) sequence or a polyadenylation signal and an ex vivo and in vivo method.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO SMART CARD DEVICES IN A REMOTE DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180063185

The disclosure provides an approach for permission checking in virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI) redirection so that only a rightful owner can access a smart card device. When a user logs in to a remote desktop via a VDI client, a service to access the smart card device is notified of the log in event and the user's account identifier. The service changes ownership and access permissions of a domain socket file used by processes to communicate with the service so only the user account owns and has permission to access the domain socket. The service may also bind, listen to, and receive requests from the domain socket to check users who have opened the domain socket file. In response, the service may determine processes that have opened the file and associated user accounts, as well as generate warnings and/or terminate processes which are not authorized to access the domain socket.

FLASH DRIVE STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180059741

A flash drive structure includes an insulated base including an upper end, a first slot formed near the upper end, a lower end, two inclined guiding surfaces, a receiving space connected to the inclined guiding surfaces, a limiting tab disposed in the receiving space and two latches disposed on the two guiding inclined surfaces respectively; a circuit board including a surface, on which circuits and modules are mounted, and an extending portion, on which a plurality of interface elements are disposed, wherein the extending portion corresponds to the receiving space, the circuit board is mounted on a lateral surface of the insulated base through the extending portion positioned in the receiving space by the limiting tab; and a case having a hollow structure, housing the assembled insulated base and circuit board, wherein the case includes two notches configured to engage the latches.

OVERHEAD VALVE ACTUATION MECHANISM FOR ENGINE

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058268

A rocker arm includes a pivot portion that is journaled by a rocker arm shaft, a contact portion that projects from the pivot portion to a side of a valve cam, and a pressing portion that projects from the pivot portion to a side of a valve. While including a slipper projecting from the pivot portion in outer side in an axial direction to a side of a camshaft, an overhead valve actuation mechanism for the engine includes a stopper portion with which the slipper comes in contact when the rocker arm swings and reaches a predetermined position at a position opposing the slipper.

CREATION AND USAGE OF RADIO MAPS FOR CLOUD-BASED CONTROL OF SELF ORGANIZING NETWORKS

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180063738

The present application is directed to wireless communication networks. More specifically, the present application is directed to creation and usage of radio maps for cloud-based control of self-organizing networks.

SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180061433

According to an embodiment, a signal processing device includes a calculating unit and a generating unit. The calculating unit calculates, for each of a plurality of separation signals obtained through blind source separation, a degree of belonging indicating a degree that the separation signal belongs to a cluster that is set. The generating unit synthesizes the plurality of separation signals each weighted by a weight that increases as the degree of belonging increases, so as to generate a synthetic signal corresponding to the cluster.

ROUTING BASED REQUEST CORRELATION

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180063027

Aspects of the disclosure will be described with regard to the processing of DNS queries by a DNS service based on multiple network addresses associated with a single network entity (e.g., a service provider). The DNS service may respond to each DNS query for identifying network addresses associated with the service provider with a respective unique network address from a pool of network addresses. Based on the uniqueness of network addresses, DNS queries and subsequent communications between respective client computing devices and the service can be correlated.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DOWNLINK FREQUENCY DOMAIN MULTIPLEXING TRANSMISSIONS

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180063823

Systems, methods, and devices for transmitting data are described herein. In some aspects, a method comprises generating a first message. The first message may comprise an allocation of a first station to a first frequency channel and a second station to a second frequency channel. The method further comprises transmitting the first message over the first frequency channel and the second frequency channel. The method further comprises transmitting, after transmission of the first message, a second message to the first station using the first frequency channel. The method further comprises transmitting, after transmission of the first message, a third message to the second station using the second frequency channel.

Zonal Isolation Devices Including Sensing and Wireless Telemetry and Methods of Utilizing the Same

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058198

Zonal isolation devices including sensing and wireless telemetry and methods of utilizing the same are disclosed herein. The zonal isolation devices include an isolation body, a sensor, and a wireless telemetry device. The zonal isolation devices may be incorporated into a hydrocarbon well that also includes a wellbore and a wireless data transmission network. The methods include methods of conveying a wireless signal within a well. The methods include detecting a property of the well, transmitting a wireless output signal, conveying the wireless output signal, and receiving the wireless output signal.

System and Method for Producing a Hardened and Tempered Structural Member

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180057902

System and methods relating to in-line heat-treating, hardening and tempering of material, such as for example, coiled steel into a roll-formed, hardened and tempered structural member having uniform or different targeted properties in selected zones of the structural member. The different targeted properties may be achieved by heating and/or cooling the material subject to certain parameters.

WIND SENSOR SUPPORT ASSEMBLY FOR A WIND TURBINE

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058428

A wind sensor support assembly for a wind turbine is provided. The assembly includes a holding member for holding a wind sensor, and a support structure for supporting the holding member, the support structure being adapted to be fastened to an upper part of a wind turbine, wherein the support structure is adapted to allow adjustment of the position of the holding member relative to the upper part of the wind turbine. Furthermore, a wind turbine, a wind farm and a method of supporting a wind sensor on a wind turbine are described.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TARGETED UVB PHOTOTHERAPY FOR DERMATOLOGIC DISORDERS AND OTHER INDICATIONS

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180056088

The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for targeted UVB phototherapy for dermatologic disorders and other indications. In one embodiment, a phototherapeutic system can include a radiation source configured to emit light. At least 75% of the light emitted by the radiation source can have wavelength with a bandwidth between 298 nm and 307 nm. The phototherapeutic system can also include a controller operably connected to the radiation source and configured to determine a dosage for a phototherapy session. Dosage can correspond to a product of the intensity of the radiation source and an exposure time of the radiation source, and may have an upper bound less than 1 minimal erythema dose (MED). Delivery of the dose of phototherapy can stimulate production of calcitriol and vitamin D3 in the user's skin and can provide an immune response to treat a dermatological disorder.

Multi-spool gas turbine arrangement

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058242

The invention concerns land-based gas turbine plants with a multi-spool gas turbine arrangement for generating electrical power to supply a load (200). The invention comprises at least three spools (10a-10c). Each of the at least three spools (10a-10c) comprises a shaft (11a-11c), a compressor (C1-C3) and a turbine (T1-T3). Each one of the shafts (11a-11c) of the at least three spools (10a-10c) are independently rotatable with respect to each other. The invention further comprises electrical generators (G1-G3) mounted on each of the shafts (11a-11c) of the at least three spools (10a-10c), the output power of the generators being independently controllable and at least 60 percent of a total output power supplied to said load (200) in a form of electrical and rotational power is generated by the at least three generators (G1-G3) in the form of electrical energy.

FILTER MEDIA AND FILTER ELEMENT WITH ADHESIVE REINFORCING

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180056227

A method of reinforcing a filter media pack as well as a reinforced media pack is provided. The method includes forming a media pack to have an inlet face and an outlet face. The method includes applying a reinforcing agent to the media pack. The reinforcing agent is applied in a flowable state. The method also includes hardening the reinforcing agent to form a reinforcing structure to reinforce the media pack. Filter element having such a reinforcing structure is also provided.

DEEP-LEARNING NETWORK ARCHITECTURE FOR OBJECT DETECTION

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180060701

Systems and methods are disclosed herein for automatically identifying a query object within a visual medium. The technique generally involves receiving as input to a neural network a query object and a visual medium including the query object. The technique also involves generating, by the neural network, representations of the query object and the visual medium defining features of the query object and the visual medium. The technique also involves generating, by the neural network, a heat map using the representations. The heat map identifies a location of pixels corresponding to the query object within the visual medium and is usable to generate an updated visual medium highlighting the query object.

RESIN FILLING METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180056562

A resin filling method that includes the steps of filling in a filling step the filling clearance with the molten resin pressurized by the pressurizing unit, through the first flow path and the second flow path, with the laminated core being held between the flow path plate in contact with the upper mold and the lower mold; moving the upper mold and the pressurizing unit up with respect to the flow path plate to create a space between the upper mold and the flow path plate; removing residual resin in a resin removing step remaining in the second flow path in the flow path plate, with the flow path plate being located on the laminated core; and moving in a core removing step the flow path plate up from the laminated core and then removing the laminated core from the lower mold.

CHANNEL ALLOCATION AMONG MULTIPLE RADIO FREQUENCY NETWORKS

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180063851

Methods, systems, and storage media for dynamic allocation of communication channels among multiple wireless networks are disclosed. The example embodiments may provide interference mitigation and control among a plurality of wireless protocols operating in an environment. Other embodiments may be disclosed and/or claimed.

SECURE TRANSACTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180063113

Systems and methods are described that use tag authentication and presence verification techniques in connection with a variety of transactions. In certain embodiments, an authentication device may verify the authenticity of a secure tag by determining whether the secure tag stores secret information provisioned by a trusted authority. In some embodiments, such an authentication process may be performed without exposing the secret information to the authentication device, thereby maintaining integrity of the secure tag. In other embodiments, insecure tags and/or tags that do not include secret information are used.

DATA-ORIENTED FEEDBACK CONTROLLER AND DATA-ORIENTED FEEDBACK CONTROL METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180055403

A data-oriented feedback controller disclosed herein allows the user to wear or use a device under control comfortably, and includes: a device under control for determining a controlled variable (t) with respect to a human being in accordance with an input manipulated variable u(t); a primary controller for determining the manipulated variable u(t) based on an input difference v(t) between an estimated target value w(t) and the controlled variable (t); a psychological evaluator for detecting biometric information bio(t) about the human being corresponding to the controlled variable (t), evaluating the human being's psychology based on the biometric information bio(t), and determining a psychological output value y(t) representing the psychology; and a secondary controller for receiving a difference (t) between a target value r(t) of the human being's psychology and the psychological output value y(t) and determining the estimated target value w(t) based on the difference (t).

LIQUID LEVEL SENSOR AND METHOD FOR SENSING LIQUID LEVEL

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058896

A liquid level sensor and a method for sensing a liquid level adapted to a liquid storage container are provided. The liquid level sensor includes a plurality of sensing electrodes and a liquid level determining circuit. The sensing electrodes are arranged on a side wall of the liquid storage container, and correspond to different liquid levels. The liquid level determining circuit is coupled to the sensing electrodes, and scans capacitance values of the sensing electrodes, so as to determine a liquid level of a liquid in the liquid storage container based on the current capacitance values of the sensing electrodes.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PEELING

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180055268

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and a device for peeling, including a peeling means, a fixing means, a first motor, a second motor, a control device for controlling the peeling means, a three-dimensional (3D) modeling apparatus configured to acquire three-dimensional coordinates of the surface of the item to be peeled, and a processing and controlling unit, wherein the processing and controlling unit is connected to the three-dimensional modeling apparatus and configured to determine an operating parameter of the peeling means, an operating parameter of the first motor and an operating parameter of the second motor, the processing and controlling unit is further connected to the first motor and controls the first motor to drive the movement of the fixing means, the processing and controlling unit is further connected to the second motor and control the second motor to drive the movement of the peeling means.

PARALLAX-BASED DETERMINATION OF DIMENSION(S) RELATED TO AN OBJECT

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058839

First and second reflective portions are angled (e.g., included angle of approximately 178 degrees) with respect to one another to produce a parallax image of a structured light pattern (e.g., linear pattern) projected onto a surface of an object to determine at least one dimension (e.g., range, height, width) associated with the object. The reflections may be detected by a light sensor (e.g., a single linear image sensor) as dual differential parallax images of the structured light pattern, which advantageously inherently causes errors to cancel out.

HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE USING GRAPHENE QUANTUM DOTS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180061734

Disclosed are heat dissipation structures using nano-sized graphene fragments such as graphene quantum dots (GQDs) and/or methods of manufacturing the heat dissipation structures. A heat dissipation structure includes a heating element, and a heat dissipation film on the heating element to dissipate heat generated from the heating element, to outside. The heat dissipation film may include GQDs.

ACCESS CONTROL FOR NESTED DATA FIELDS

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180060365

Systems, computer program products and methods implementing access control for compound structures including subfields are described. A policy system receives a database schema and a data access policy. The database schema defines multiple subfields of a data column. The policy includes one or more rules limiting access to the subfields. A policy analyzer of the policy system creates an access control metadata that stores correspondence between the subfields and the rules. The policy analyzer represents the subfields in the access control metadata using relations between subfields and other components of the database. The policy analyzer provides the access control metadata to a policy enforcer for enforcing the policy on the subfields.