Total 9071 patents for "2018-03-01"

Determining the Imminent Rock Failure State for Improving Multi-Stage Triaxial Compression Tests

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058212

Methods and apparatus for evaluation of an earth formation including evaluating a core sample obtained from the formation. Methods include using a change in measurements of at least one stress parameter of the core sample, such as radial strain, axial stress, and acoustic emission counts, over time responsive to an applied stress to estimate imminent rock failure in the core sample. This may include estimating the imminent rock failure using differences between portions of a curve generated based on the measurements. A method employing calculating a rate of change between a plurality of measurements of at least one stress parameter of the core sample over time responsive to an applied stress; and determining a point of imminent failure using the rate of change in the plurality of measurements of the at least one stress parameter is also included.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR BENDING OF STRAND-SHAPED WORKPIECES

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180056359

The invention relates to a device and method for bending strand-shaped workpieces. A holder for a strand-shaped workpiece is provided. A bending tool comprises at least one radius part and one bending part. The workpiece can be bent by pivoting the bending part about the radius part. Moreover, a workpiece drive shaft that extends at least in a longitudinal direction is provided for driving the bending tool and a positioning device for positioning the bending tool relative to the workpiece. The positioning device enables a displacement of the bending tool and the tool driveshaft in at least one transverse direction that runs transversely to the longitudinal direction. A drive wheel is rotatably arranged around an axis that is fixed relative to the workpiece and is coupled via a transmission device to drive the tool driveshaft. The transmission device has at least one coupling element that can move transverse to the axis of the drive wheel.

NITRONE INHIBITION OF OXIDATION OF UNSATURATED FATS

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180055749

Provided are methods for inhibiting oxidation of unsaturated fats comprising blending the unsaturated fats with an effective amount of an antioxidant compound of Formula I:

BUILDING A VIRTUAL GROUP FOR CHATTING GROUPS IN AN INSTANT MESSAGING CLIENT

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180063041

Embodiments of the present disclosure build a virtual group in an instant messaging client. A virtual group for a first group related to a first user and at least one second group related to the first user is built. In response to receiving a message and intended recipient of the message from the first user in the virtual group, wherein the receiver candidate are in the first group and/or the at least one second group, the message is sent to the indicated target recipients.

Multi-Layer Range Measurement Apparatus for Characterizing Charged Particle Beams

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180056094

A multi-layer charged particle beam characterization system is disclosed, and method for using the same. A typical embodiment includes a plurality of two-sided metal plates, arranged as a stack, each metal plate having an electrical contact tab extending from at least one common edge of the metal plate, and a plurality of insulator films disposed between adjacent metal plates, each insulator film is sized to match its corresponding metal plate. The tabs are coupled to a printed circuit board and connected to an external electrical connector to register a number of metal plates and insulator layers through which a charged particle beam has penetrated.

MULTI-COMPONENT HAIRPIECE

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180055121

A multicomponent wig utilizes a plurality of base weave members selectively coupled to achieve varying degrees of fullness and or length for a hairpiece wherein the each base weave member can be secured to another base weave member to create a unified base for the wig.

SOFTWARE-DEFINED COMPUTING SYSTEM REMOTE SUPPORT

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180060109

Methods, computing systems and computer program products implement embodiments of the present invention that include initializing, by a hypervisor executing on a processor, first and second virtual machines. A first software application configured to provide a service is executed on the first virtual machine, and a logical data connection is established between the first and the second virtual machines. Examples of the logical connection include physical and virtual serial connections, and physical and virtual data networking connections. A second software application configured to enable remote monitoring of the first software application via the logical data connection is executed on the second virtual machine. In some embodiments, the second software application can remotely monitor the first software application via an interface such as a command line interface, a graphical user interface and an application programming interface.

VIBRATION GYRO HAVING BIAS CORRECTING FUNCTION, AND METHOD OF USING VIBRATION GYRO

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058854

A vibration gyro having high bias stability, and a method of using the gyro for obtaining a precise angular velocity signal by correcting the bias. The gyro has: a drive signal generating part configured to generate a multiplexed drive signal; first and second demodulation circuits configured to generate first and second demodulation signals, respectively; first and second control circuits configured to generate first and second feedback amplitude signals, respectively; a feedback signal generating part configured to generate a first multiplexed feedback signal by multiplexing a first feedback signal obtained by modulating the first feedback amplitude signal at the first frequency, and at least one second feedback signal obtained by modulating the second feedback amplitude signal at the at least one second frequency; and a subtracter configured to output an angular velocity signal by subtracting the second feedback amplitude signal from the first feedback amplitude signal.

Method for Producing a Doped Semiconductor Layer

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180061962

A semiconductor device is produced by providing a semiconductor substrate, forming an epitaxial layer on the semiconductor substrate, and introducing dopant atoms of a first doping type and dopant atoms of a second doping type into the epitaxial layer.

TOUCH SENSOR AND A DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180059824

A touch sensor includes a plurality of driving electrodes, a plurality of sensing electrodes that intersect the plurality of driving electrodes, a driver configured to substantially simultaneously supply driving signals to at least some of the plurality of driving electrodes, a sensing unit configured to detect sensing signals from the plurality of sensing electrodes, and a touch controller configured to control the driver so that the number of driving electrodes to which the driving signals are supplied in a first driving period is different from the number of driving electrodes to which the driving signals are supplied in a second driving period.

HERMETIC VACUUM PUMP ISOLATION VALVE

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058453

A vacuum pump isolation (VPI) valve is interposed between a vacuum pump and a vacuum chamber. During normal operation of the vacuum pump, the VPI valve is open, allowing fluid communication between the vacuum pump and the vacuum chamber. When the vacuum pump becomes non-operational such as by losing power, the VPI valve closes, thereby isolating the vacuum chamber from the vacuum pump. The closing of the VPI valve is driven by the exhaust gas pressure of the vacuum pump. The VPI valve becomes exposed to the exhaust gas pressure by the opening of a pilot valve, which may occur as a result of the vacuum pump ceasing to operate. By this configuration, the VPI valve is hermetic and does not require ambient air for its operation.

EFFICIENT ATTACK MITIGATION IN A VIRTUAL MACHINE

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180060575

A computer implemented method to mitigate a security attack against a target virtual machine (VM) in a virtualized computing environment, the target VM having a target VM configuration including configuration parameters, and the security attack exhibiting a particular attack characteristic, is disclosed.

RADIOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, RADIOGRAPHIC SYSTEM, RADIOGRAPHIC METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180055473

To quickly detect body movement during radiography and provide a radiographic image less affected by the body movement, a radiographic apparatus includes a detection unit including a first pixel that detects radiation and a second pixel that detects the radiation at a frame rate higher than a frame rate of the first pixel, and a body movement detection unit that, while a subject is irradiated with the radiation, detect body movement of the subject by comparing a plurality of pieces of radiographic data detected by the second pixel with each other.

LAMINATE MEMBER AND TOUCH PANEL

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180059826

A laminate member is provided which has excellent ion migration resistance between a light-sensitive resin layer and a conductive layer formed on a substrate. This laminate member is provided with a resin layer A formed on the substrate, a transparent electrode layer B formed on the resin layer A, and a conductive layer C formed on the resin layer A and the transparent electrode layer B, wherein the resin layer A contains a resin (a) containing a carboxyl group, the conductive layer C contains a resin (c) having conductive particles and a carboxylic group, the conductive layer C contacts the resin layer A and the transparent electrode layer B, and, defining S A as the acid value of an organic component contained by the resin layer A and S C the acid value of an organic component contained by the resin layer C, the value of S A S C is 20-150 mg KOH/g.

ANTI-NOTCH2 NRR ANTIBODIES

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180057589

The invention provides anti-Notch antibodies, and in particular, antibodies that bind Notch2 NRR, and methods of using the same.

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCREASING THE TEMPERATURE IN AT LEAST ONE PART OF THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058285

An internal combustion engine system includes a cylinder block with a plurality of cylinders, a gas intake manifold for providing at least air to the cylinder block and an exhaust gas manifold for exiting the exhaust gas from the cylinder block, wherein the exhaust gas manifold includes at least a main exhaust gas outlet and a waste gate exhaust gas outlet, wherein the main exhaust gas outlet is connected to a main exhaust gas pipe for guiding the exhaust gas to a main exhaust gas after treatment system and the waste gate exhaust gas outlet is connected to a waste gate exhaust gas pipe, and wherein the waste gate exhaust gas pipe is reconnected to the main exhaust gas pipe upstream of the main exhaust gas after treatment system and includes at least one waste gate exhaust gas after treatment unit, such as an oxidation catalyst such as a diesel oxidation catalyst, for catalytically treating the exhaust gas streaming through the waste gate exhaust gas pipe, and to a method for increasing the temperature in an internal combustion engine system.

Terminal-Specific Cluster of Access Nodes for High Frequency Wireless Access

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180063759

A wireless communication network includes an assistant serving access node (415) and a principal serving access node (410). The principal serving access node (410) receives one or more measurement reports. The principal serving access node (410) communicates an assistance request to communicate one or more data packets. The assistant serving access node (415) buffers the one or more data packets before receiving the assistance request and communicates the one or more data packets to the user equipment (110).

MOVEMENT CONTROL FOR TRACKED ROBOT ASSEMBLIES THAT MANUFACTURE AIRCRAFT

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180056511

Systems and methods are provided for controlling the motion of a tracked robot assembly. An exemplary method comprises disposing a mobile robot assembly proximate to a fuselage of an aircraft that is being assembled, aligning a left ranging sensor of the assembly with a left target, and aligning a right ranging sensor of the assembly with a right target. The method also includes directing the assembly to traverse to a location within the aircraft fuselage at which a robot on the assembly will perform work upon the fuselage, determining a left distance between the left ranging sensor and the left target while the assembly is moving, determining a right distance between the right ranging sensor and the right target while the assembly is moving, detecting a difference between the determined distances, and adjusting a direction of motion of the assembly based on the difference.

BLADE MODULE AND FAN USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058467

A blade module and a fan using the same are provided. The blade module includes a rotating shaft and a plurality of blades. Each blade is connected to the rotating shaft and includes a blade body and an airflow guiding portion. The airflow guiding portion is connected to the blade body and has an opening.

Systems, Methods, and Devices for Managing Coexistence of Multiple Transceiver Devices by Optimizing Component Layout

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180063485

The various implementations disclosed herein include a camera assembly configured for communication over multiple communication protocols. The camera assembly includes: (1) an enclosed housing; (2) a lens module positioned within the enclosed housing and configured to receive light; (3) circuit board(s) positioned within the enclosed housing; (4) communication circuitry coupled to the circuit board(s) and configured to wirelessly communicate over a plurality of different communication protocols, the communication circuitry including one or more transceivers configured for communication over a first communication protocol and a second communication protocol; (5) a first antenna arranged at a first location on the circuit board(s), the first antenna configured for communication over the first communication protocol; and (6) a second antenna arranged at a second location on the circuit board(s), the second antenna configured for communication over the second communication protocol.

CAPSTAN EXTERNAL FLAGPOLE WINCH

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180057324

An external capstan winch for a closed-loop halyard is provided. The external capstan winch enables the closed loop halyard whose ends are interconnected by a tension device facilitating positive raising and lowering of the an object attached to the halyard. The external capstan winch includes a drive/latching assembly for selectively raising and lowering the flag connected to the halyard without the need for weights. The external capstan winch provides a spool with peripheral cleats for grabbing the halyard as the capstan spool revolves relative to its winch, preventing the halyard from getting twisted and tangled, and as a corollary eliminating the need for a cleat halyard system.

DRONE WITH MAGNET FLUID SEALED BEARING UNIT AND DRIVE MOTOR HAVING THE BEARING UNIT

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180057180

One object is to provide a drone capable of achieving desired performance by preventing entry of foreign matter such as water droplets or dust particularly into a power portion thereof. A drone of the present invention is provided with a fixed section having a motor housing for housing a motor therein and a rotary section having a propeller shaft supported via a bearing so as to be rotatable with respect to the motor housing and configured to rotate integrally with the propeller. In an opposed portion where fixed-side components constituting the fixed section and rotary-side components constituting the rotary section are opposed to each other, there is provided a foreign matter entry prevention unit configured to prevent foreign matter from entering an inside of the motor housing.

MEASUREMENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING YIELD OF A HARVESTED CROP

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180059034

The measurement device comprises a transmitter for providing a transmitted signal at a frequency. The transmitter provides the transmitted signal to the transmitting antenna. A receiving antenna is arranged to receive the transmitted signal. A receiver is capable of receiving the transmitted signal from the receiving antenna. An electronic data processor is adapted to measure an observed parameter of the transmitted signal between the transmitting antenna and the receiving antenna to estimate the precise yield, where the observed parameter comprises observed attenuation, phase or both of the transmitted signal, as received at the receiver.

PATHWAY PLANNING FOR USE WITH A NAVIGATION PLANNING AND PROCEDURE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180060524

Disclosed are systems, devices, and methods for planning a procedure for treatment of tissue in a patient's lungs. An exemplary method includes generating a three-dimensional (3D) model of the patient's lungs, displaying the 3D model of the patient's lungs, selecting a target location in the tissue of the patient's lungs as displayed on the 3D model, identifying a point on a pleural surface of the patient's lungs with access to the target location, determining an access path between the target location and the identified point on the pleural surface, calculating a risk of injury to intervening structures between the identified point on the pleural surface and the target location, based on the determined access path, and displaying the access path and the calculated risk of injury for the access path on the 3D model.

LENSMETER

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058978

A lensmeter includes a light emission portion, a light reception portion, a storage unit, a display unit and a display control unit. The light emission portion emits light so as to radiate the light onto a lens-to-be-inspected. The light reception portion receives the light transmitted through the lens-to-be-inspected to measure an optical characteristic of the lens-to-be-inspected. The storage unit stores a measured value of the optical characteristic of the lens-to-be-inspected. The display unit displays the measured value of the optical characteristic of the lens-to-be-inspected stored in the storage unit. The display control unit causes the display unit to display a target pattern including at least two different colors, and changes the target pattern in accordance with the measured value stored in the storage unit.

APPARATUS FOR TRANSFERRING THIN-FILM ELEMENTS

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180061686

There is an apparatus for transferring a thin-film element, the apparatus comprising: a belt-type stamp; at least one support roller configured to allow a movement of the stamp; a first-stage roller system including at least one first-stage roller, wherein the first-stage roller is configured to allow thin-film elements attached to a first substrate to be picked up from the first substrate and to be attached to the stamp, wherein; and a second-stage roller configured to allow the thin-film elements attached to the stamp to be picked up from the stamp and to be printed onto a second substrate, wherein a curvature radius of the first-stage roller and a curvature radius of the second-stage roller are different from each other.

CONTROLLING NAVIGATION OF A VISUAL AID DURING A PRESENTATION

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180059796

Methods, systems and computer program products controlling navigation of a visual aid during a presentation are provided. Aspects include obtaining a presenter profile that includes associations between gestures of a presenter and desired actions for the visual aid and receiving indications of one or more movements of a presenter during the presentation. Aspects also include determining whether the one or more movements correlate to a gesture included in the presenter profile and based on a determination that the one or more movements correlate to the gesture included in the presenter profile, executing in the visual aid a desired action associated with the gesture.

OPTICAL IMAGING LENS

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180059374

Present embodiments provide for an optical imaging lens. The optical imaging lens includes a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element and a sixth lens element positioned in an order from an object side to an image side. Through controlling the convex or concave shape of the surfaces of the lens elements and designing parameters satisfying at least two inequalities, the optical imaging lens shows better optical characteristics, increases the effective focal length and narrows the angle of view while the total length of the optical imaging lens is shortened.

UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS LOCK

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180058495

A universal electronics lock has an inner cylinder and an outer cylinder. The outer cylinder slidingly fits over the inner cylinder. The outer cylinder is equipped with a lock cylinder that has an axially-movable latch. When the latch is in one position, it clears an inwardly-directed ridge defined within the inner cylinder. The lock is then in the unlocked position. When the latch is in a second position when rotated by a turning of a key, the latch is disposed behind a portion of the ridge and the lock is in the locked position. The universal electronics lock of the present invention allows rotation about a fastener, thus making the lock difficult to cut or saw through.

SERVO MOTOR AND CIRCUIT BOARD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-03-01

Pub Number: US20180062477

The servo motor includes a casing, a stator, a rotor and a circuit board. The casing has a hollow body, a first bearing and a second bearing. The hollow body is mounted between the first bearing and the second bearing. The stator is disposed inside the hollow body, and surrounds an axial hollow portion. The rotor is disposed inside the stator. A shaft passes through the rotor in an axial direction, and two ends of the shaft are respectively mounted on the first bearing and the second bearing. The circuit board is disposed inside the hollow body and interposed between the stator and the first bearing, the periphery of the circuit board has a plurality of solder pads electrically connected to the stator. An outer surface of the circuit board has a protection layer, which covers the region of the solder pads near the outer edge of the periphery.