Total 9071 patents for "2018-03-01"

FLEXIBLE ROW CROP HEADER FOR AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180054967

A row crop header for a harvester having a subframe removably coupleable to a feeder housing of the harvester. A pivot assembly is supported by the subframe permitting first and second header sections to pivotably move between raised and lowered positions together or independently of the other. A cross-auger center suspension assembly rotateably supports one end of the first cross-auger section and one end of the second cross-auger section as the first and second header sections pivotally move between the raised and lowered positions.

EVACUABLE MOLD FOR FIBER COMPOSITE PLASTIC COMPONENTS

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180056549

Evacuable, stable mold having a design obtained by thermal deformation at temperatures 240 C. and corresponding to a fiber composite plastic component to be produced, consisting of an at least two-layered thermoplastic, vacuum-tight plastic film from a surface layer which is made of at least one thermoplastic polyamide or copolyimide, which has optionally functional groups, and a separating layer which form the inner side and is made of at least one thermoplastic fluorinated copolymer which has functional groups.

INTERMITTENT CYCLED FILTER APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180057378

The present invention is an intermittent cycled biological filter. Liquid enters a filtration container through an inlet line and travels to the bottom of an internal cavity of the container, passing through any filtration media in the container. The liquid then exits through a siphon mechanism having external and internal siphon tubes connected to an internal cavity of the container. The liquid travels up external siphon tube, down internal siphon tube, and through an outlet line. A siphon break tube connected to the external siphon tube destroys the suction pulling the liquid up once the liquid level in the container drops below a certain level, allowing liquid to begin filling the container again. This allows intermittent wetting of the filtration media. In certain embodiments, multiple filtration containers may be connected in series and/or parallel to allow for a greater volume or level of filtration.

DISPLAY, ARTICLE, ORIGINAL PLATE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORIGINAL PLATE

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180056701

The distance between the first reflection surfaces and the third reflection surface in the thickness direction of a substrate is a distance that is able the obverse surface of the reflection layer to emit light of a first color by interference between light reflected from the first reflection surfaces and light reflected from the third reflection surface. The distance between the second reflection surfaces and the third reflection surface in the thickness direction of the substrate is a distance that is able the obverse surface to emit light of a second color by interference between light reflected from the second reflection surfaces and light reflected from the third reflection surface. The obverse surface emits light of a third color that includes the light of the first color and the light of the second color.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING AND TREATING PESTS USING SMOKE FROM BIOMASS POWER PLANT

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180055035

A system for pest control in a confined space using flue gas from a biomass power plant is disclosed. The system contains a flue gas treatment device including a discharge pipe; a storage tank of treated flue gas; a control unit; a first regulating valve; a first pressure monitoring sensor; a carbon dioxide concentration monitoring sensor; and a first atmospheric valve.

KNEE BOLSTER

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180056913

Provided is a knee bolster that is formed of a blow-molded body and can be easily and stably mounted on a mounting target.

LOW TORQUE SPRINKLER FITTING AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180056318

A brass fitting is in-molded in a plastic pipe fitting, which is coupled to a water supply line in a conventional matter. The brass insert receives a tapered seal with sealing surfaces that seat against the brass insert and a sprinkler head to form a sealed connection. The seal includes a tapered passageway for compression when tightening, as well as an external taper to allow the seal to conform to the socket formed by the plastic pipe fitting and brass insert. Also, a manufacturing method includes in-molding a brass insert within a plastic fitting using an O-ring which interfaces between the brass insert and surrounding molded fitting to seal the brass insert to the fitting. In one embodiment, the seal is used in a polymeric fitting without a brass insert.

MONOMERS, POLYMERS AND PHOTORESIST COMPOSITIONS

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180059545

In one preferred embodiment, polymers are provided that comprise a structure of the following Formula (I):

DOOR MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180056760

It is provided a door module for a motor vehicle door, having a module carrier which is formed substantially by organic sheet, an attachment region of the module carrier, which is surrounded by a stamped protuberance of the organic sheet, a window regulator drive, arranged in the attachment region, of a motor vehicle window regulator, and at least one flexible traction mechanism proceeding from the window regulator drive and coupled thereto, which traction mechanism extends along the module carrier. In the attachment region of the module carrier, a longitudinally extending stiffening region is formed, which is formed at least partially as a stamped protuberance of the organic sheet and which runs along the direction of extent of a section of the flexible traction mechanism.

Raspberry plant named 'NN12026'

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180064008

A new and distinct variety of Rubus idaeus L. named NN12026 and characterized by a dwarf plant habit, spineless canes, and red, moderately large fruit

IONIC LIQUID FOR FORWARD OSMOSIS PROCESS AND FORWARD OSMOSIS PROCESS

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180056241

A forward osmosis process is provided, which includes separating a feed part and a draw solution part by a semi-permeable film. An ionic liquid is introduced into the draw solution part, and brine is introduced into the feed part. The brine has an osmotic pressure lower than that of the ionic liquid, so that pure water of the brine permeates through the semi-permeable film, enters the draw solution part, and mixes with the ionic liquid to form a draw solution. The draw solution was obtained out of the draw solution part to be left to stand at room temperature, so that the draw solution separated into a water layer and an ionic liquid layer. The ionic liquid includes

REVERSE CONDUCTING IGBT

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180061972

The present invention relates to the technical field of the power semiconductor device relates to a reverse conducting insulated gate bipolar transistor (RC-IGBT). The RC-IGBT comprises a P-type region, an N-type emitter region, a P-type body contact region, a dielectric trench, a collector region, and an electrical filed cutting-off region. The beneficial effect of the present invention is that, when compared with traditional RC-IGBT, the IGBT of the present invention can eliminate negative resistance effect and effectively improve the performance of forward and reverse conduction.

MICROMECHANICAL SYSTEM HAVING A STOP ELEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180057350

A micromechanical system includes a substrate; a functional element that is mounted to as to allow movement in relation to the substrate; and an elastic stop element. The stop element has a first end that is attached to the substrate, and a second end that is configured to engage with the functional element when the functional element is deflected by a predefined amount from a neutral position. The stop element has an elastic configure in a first direction that coincides with a preferred direction of the functional element, and in a second direction that extends at a right angle to the first direction.

Technique for Controlling Minimizing of Drive Tests Log Tracing of User Equipment in Idle Mode

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180063737

A technique for controlling Minimizing of Drive Tests, MDT, log tracing, is disclosed. In a method aspect, the method is performed by a base station and comprises sending, from the base station to at least one user equipment being in an idle state, control information comprising control indicators to trigger controlling of MDT log tracing. The control indicators comprise at least two of the following: a first start indicator to instruct starting a log of a new MDT trace, a second stop indicator to instruct stopping a log of an existing MDT trace to be resumed later, a third clear indicator to instruct clearing a log of an existing MDT trace, a fourth resume indicator to instruct resuming a log of a previously stopped MDT trace, a fifth aggregate indicator to instruct aggregating, over a predetermined number of test runs, each log per test run of an existing MDT trace, and a sixth report indicator to instruct immediate reporting of a log of an existing MDT trace.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING HEMODYNAMIC STATUS

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180055386

The exemplary systems and methods may monitor one or more signals to be used to assess the hemodynamic status of a patient. The one or more signals may be used to calculate, or determine, a plurality of pulse transit times. The plurality of pulse transit times may be used to determine hemodynamic status values that may be indicative of a patient's aggregate hemodynamic status.

INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT) DELAY TOLERANT WIRELESS NETWORK SERVICE

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180063860

A network device receives signaling associated with a wireless device of a subscriber to a delay-tolerant wireless network service, and downloads a service profile of the subscriber from a Home Subscriber Server (HSS) associated with a wireless network. The network device retrieves, from the downloaded service profile, a signaling priority value associated with the subscriber or with the wireless device, and identifies whether the signaling priority value indicates a low priority value. The network device prioritizes the processing of signaling associated with a plurality of wireless devices based on whether the signaling priority value indicates the low priority value, wherein the plurality of wireless devices includes the wireless device.

Modular Size Multi-Megawatt Silicon Carbide-Based Medium Voltage Conversion System

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180064001

In one embodiment, a power cell module includes: a high frequency line converter (HFLC) to receive a phase of input power from a utility source, the HFLC including a first silicon carbide (SiC) stage and a second SiC stage; a transformer having a primary coil coupled to the HFLC and a secondary coil coupled to a high frequency motor converter (HFMC); the HFMC to output a phase of output power to a load, the HFMC including a third SiC stage and a fourth SiC stage; and a two-phase cooling system having conduits that are adapted to provide a flow of cooling media through the HFLC, the transformer and the HFMC.

HEADBAND WITH IMPACT PROTECTION

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180055104

A protective clothing device having an article of clothing having an inner layer and/or an outer layer is disclosed. The protective clothing device may have thin force absorbing members coupled to the inner layer or outer layer of the article of clothing. The force absorbing members can have overlapping or interlaced portions for enhanced protection even when the protective clothing device expands. In one embodiment, the protective clothing device may be a protective hat. In another embodiment, the protective clothing device may be a headband.

SCINTILLATION EVENT POSITION DETERMINATION IN A RADIATION PARTICLE DETECTOR

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180059266

A method for determining the position of a scintillation event in a radiation particle detector with multiple scintillator element locations which are configured to emit a burst of photons responsive to a radiation particle being absorbed at the scintillator element location and with a plurality of photosensors (5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4) optically coupled to said scintillator element locations, comprising the steps of determining, for each of the photosensors (5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4), a triggering probability indicative of the probability of said photosensor (5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4) measuring a number of photons that exceeds a predetermined triggering threshold; measuring a photon distribution with the photosensors (5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4) indicative of the number of photons incident on the individual photosensors (5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4); calculating, for each of the scintillator element locations, a likelihood that a scintillation event with a predetermined energy value took place in said scintillator element location based on the measured photon distribution and the triggering probability of each of the photosensors (5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4); and identifying the scintillator element location having the maximum likelihood.

FUSED PILOT FOR BOSS-MOUNTED GEARBOX LINK

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058568

Aspects of the disclosure are directed to a system associated with an aircraft engine, comprising: a gearbox, a link coupled to the gearbox, and a bracket coupled to the link, where the bracket includes at least one notch formed in the bracket to provide a pilot for a fuse trigger, and where a portion of the bracket contained within the at least one notch breaks away from the bracket when the system experiences a load that is less than a nominal load associated with a fan blade out event of the aircraft engine.

MASKLESS METHOD TO REDUCE SOURCE-DRAIN CONTACT RESISTANCE IN CMOS DEVICES

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180061956

Various methods and semiconductor structures for fabricating an FET device having Nickel atoms implanted in a silicide metal film on a source-drain contact region of the FET device thereby reducing resistance of the source-drain contact region of the FET device. An example fabrication method includes maskless blanket implantation of Nickel atoms across a semiconductor wafer. Nickel atoms can be implanted into silicide metal film of a source-drain contact region of nFET devices, pFET devices, or both, on a semiconductor wafer. Nickel atoms can be implanted into silicide metal film on a source-drain contact region of nFET devices and pFET devices. The silicide metal film on the source-drain contact region of the nFET device being a different material than the silicide metal film on the source-drain contact region of the pFET device.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180063363

An image forming apparatus includes a reading section and an image forming section. The reading section reads a plurality of images from a document. The image forming section forms the plurality of read images on a sheet. The plurality of images include a first image and a second image. The first image has a first color. The second image has a second color. The second color is different from the first color. The image forming section forms the first image on a first main side of the sheet and the second image on a second main side of the sheet.

PHOTOGRAPHING OPTICAL LENS ASSEMBLY, IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180059376

A photographing optical lens assembly includes, in order from an object side to an image side along an optical axis, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element and a fifth lens element. The first lens element has positive refractive power. The second lens element has negative refractive power. The third lens element has an object-side surface being convex in a paraxial region thereof.

TORQUE TRANSMITTING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058561

A torque transmitting device comprising a torque input element intended to be coupled to a crankshaft of an engine, a torque output element intended to be coupled to a transmission input shaft, damping means mounted between the torque input element and the torque output element, with the torque output element being able to pivot relative to the torque input element about an axis, against a resisting torque exerted by the damping means, with the damping means comprising at least one elastic leaf able to be elastically and radially held to rest on a support member, with the elastic leaf being adapted to bend upon rotation of the torque input element relative to the torque output element, with the device further comprising clutch means mounted between the torque input element and the torque output element, wherein the supporting member is carried by the torque input element.

SECURITY BARRIER

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058094

A security barrier which includes a sheet metal shutter formed with a plurality of apertures covered by formations which allow air passage but restrict see-through visibility.

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF EXECUTING CALIBRATION THEREIN

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180061365

A display apparatus includes a communication interface connected with a source device, a display that displays a video signal received from the source device, and a processor that establishes connection for receiving the video signal. The processor synchronizes a clock of the display apparatus with a clock of the source device such that the connection is established and executes calibration for the video signal, when detecting an error occurring as the clock of the display apparatus fails to be synchronized.

COMPARING VIDEO SEQUENCES USING FINGERPRINTS

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180060667

A first sequence of video fingerprints at a first image repetition rate is compared with a second sequence of video fingerprints at a second, different image repetition rate. A converted sequence of fingerprints is generated from the first or second sequence of fingerprints by forming a combination of the values of a number of neighbouring fingerprints. The combination is a weighted average based on the temporal location of the respective neighbouring fingerprints in the first sequence of fingerprints with respect to the fingerprint in the converted sequence. A correlation is then performed between the converted sequence of fingerprints and the other sequence of fingerprints.

ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION FOR NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION SECONDARY BATTERIES AND NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION SECONDARY BATTERY

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180062204

An object of the present invention is to provide an electrolytic solution for nonaqueous electrolytic solution batteries capable of showing high output characteristics at low temperature even after the batteries are used to some extent, and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution batteries. The present invention is characterized in the use of an electrolytic solution for nonaqueous electrolytic solution batteries, the electrolytic solution including a difluoro ionic complex (1-Cis) in a cis configuration represented by the general formula (1-Cis), a nonaqueous organic solvent, and a solute. Furthermore, the electrolytic solution may contain a difluoro ionic complex (1-Trans) in a trans configuration or a tetrafluoro ionic complex (5).

HOT CORROSION-RESISTANT COATINGS FOR GAS TURBINE COMPONENTS

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058228

A gas turbine component for use in a gas turbine engine includes a substrate a ceramic-based thermal barrier coating (TBC), and a diffusion chromide bond coat between the base material and the TBC. A thermally grown oxide (TGO) layer can be formed on the bond coat prior to application of the TBC. The TBC and the TGO include a common metal oxide. The oxide can be sacrificially in use and soluble in a molten sulfate salt, make the coating system particularly suitable for use in a marine environment.

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER CIRCUITRY WITH OFFSET DISTRIBUTION CAPABILITIES

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180063457

Analog-to-digital converter (ADC) circuitry may receive multiple analog signals and output corresponding digital signals. During the conversion process, comparators may receive the analog signals and a ramp waveform and compare the two inputs to generate logic signals. The logic signals correspond to digital signals that are outputted by ADC circuitry. To enable offset distribution capabilities, offset distribution circuitry may be selectively coupled to the inputs of the comparators. The offset distribution circuitry may include switches that couples a voltage supply providing reference voltages to the comparators. The reference voltages may be conveyed via a capacitor to the comparators as offset voltages. The offset voltages may provide may be different for different ADC units to offset power consumption of different ADC units and reduce power surges in power sources coupled to ADC circuitry.