Total 6857 patents for "2018-03-22"


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180081489

A system and method for distinguishing between sources of simultaneous touch events on a touch sensitive device are disclosed. The touch sensitive device includes row conductors and column conductors, the path of each of the row conductors crossing the path of each of the column conductors. Orthogonal row signals are generated on the row conductors and orthogonal column signals are generated on the column conductors. In an embodiment, an amount of each of the plurality of orthogonal row signals present on each of the plurality of row conductors is detected, an amount of each of the plurality of orthogonal column signals present on each of the plurality of column conductors is detected, and at least one of such amounts is used to associate each of the plurality of simultaneous touch events with a discrete source. The strength of such detected crosstalk between row conductors can be used to distinguish two or more touch events, such as by distinguishing a two-handed gesture from a one-handed gesture, distinguishing two touch events as having been initiated by different users, distinguishing a passive object from a hand, identifying a passive object, improving palm rejection and improving accidental-touch rejection.

Systems and Methods of Operation for Power Converters having Series-Parallel Mode Active Clamps

Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180083546

Systems and methods for operating improved flyback converters are disclosed, in which leakage energy is returned to the input power source rather than to the output load, while still achieving zero voltage switching (i.e., ZVS) operation. In some embodiments, the improved converters may transfer the energy stored in the leakage inductance to a snubber capacitors) at the instant of turning off of the control switch. Further, the improved converter embodiments may also retain the stored energy in the snubber capacitor(s) when the power is being delivered to the load by the secondary circuits. The improved converter embodiments may start the transfer of leakage energy stored in the snubber capacitor(s) to the primary winding once the energy stored in the transformer is delivered to the load. Finally, the improved converter embodiments may intelligently control their active clamp switches such that all leakage inductance energy is returned to the input source.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180081470

An in-cell type touch panel, a manufacturing method thereof and a LCD device are provided. The touch panel includes an array substrate including: a glass substrate, thin film transistors, a planarization layer overlying the thin film transistors, a connecting wire on the planarization layer, a first insulating layer overlying the connecting wire, a touch sensing electrode on the first insulating layer, a second insulating layer overlying the touch sensing electrode and a pixel electrode on the second insulating layer. The connecting wire is connected to the touch sensing electrode by a first via hole, and the pixel electrode is connected to one of the thin film transistors by a second via hole. The touch sensing electrode further is configured as a common electrode, and during a displaying time period of an image frame, the touch sensing electrode transmits a common voltage and a touch control signal in time division manner.

Tabbed Seal Concepts

Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180079576

Tabbed sealing members with a robust tab structure having additional support under the tab and at a tab pivot or hinge joint.

Package with roughened encapsulated surface for promoting adhesion

Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180082921

A package comprising at least one electronic chip, a first heat removal body thermally coupled to a first main surface of the at least one electronic chip and configured for removing thermal energy from the at least one electronic chip, an encapsulant encapsulating at least part of the at least one electronic chip, and part of the first heat removal body, wherein at least part of a surface of the first heat removal body is roughened.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180083311

A rechargeable lithium battery includes tape, an electrode assembly, and a case housing the electrode assembly. The electrode assembly and the internal surfaces of the case are thermally adhered by the tape adhered to an external surface of the electrode assembly.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180083824

Techniques are described that provide nested constellations in which a lower order modulation scheme may be nested within constellation points of a higher-order modulation scheme. A higher-order modulation scheme, having a first constellation, may be used for a first subset of transmissions (e.g., data payload transmissions). A lower-order modulation scheme, having a second constellation, may be used for a second subset of transmissions (e.g., reference signal transmissions, embedded control transmissions, tapered payload transmissions, etc.). A subset of constellation points of the first constellation may be selected for transmitting the second subset of transmissions. A receiver may receive the transmissions and demodulate/decode the transmissions. In the event that other transmitters are transmitting concurrently, and using similar nested constellation techniques, the receiver may be able to perform improved interference mitigation compared to interference mitigation that may be performed on interfering signals that use different constellation points.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180084143

An information processing apparatus includes a memory that stores print target data and circuitry that controls transfer of the print target data stored in the memory to an output apparatus in response to a request for print target data that is received from the output apparatus, detects a shutdown event as a trigger for shutting down the information processing apparatus, and controls shutdown of the information processing apparatus according to a determination of whether the print target data subjected to printing is stored in the memory, when the shutdown event is detected.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180080825

A system for determining a calibrated spectral measurement includes a tunable Fabry-Perot etalon, a detector, and a processor. The tunable Fabry-Perot etalon has a settable gap. The detector measures light intensity transmitted through the tunable Fabry-Perot etalon. The processor is configured to determine the calibrated spectral measurement. The calibrated spectral measurement is based at least in part on a measurement set of detected light intensities for a plurality of settable gaps and a reconstruction matrix. The reconstruction matrix is based at least in part on calibration measurements using multiple source wavelengths and multiple settable gaps.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180079661

A hydrophilic polymer matrix wherein the polymer matrix comprises one or more monomers or polymers selected from the group consisting of Diglycidyl Ethers, Polyacrylamides, Polyvinyls, Polysaccharides, Polyesters, Esters, Polyethylene Glycols, Polypropylene Glycols, Butanediols, Epoxides or other hydrophilic polymers that are crosslinked to form a flexible non-soluble polymer matrix that has more than one excess or unreacted molecule and wherein excess molecules are available or have electrons available for one or more charge coupling or bonding reactions that are reversible, with one or more target molecules such as but not limited to salts, chlorides, acids and or ion species solvated in water or other solvent.

Patient Monitoring System Mobile Software Applicaiton

Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180082035

This patent is a follow-on to U.S. Pat. No. 8,421,636 B2 and documents the development work done between the original patent filing and the applications of the current patient monitoring system. The patient monitoring system originally developed on its own hardware, has been migrated to an application (App) developed for electronic devices. The Patient Monitoring System App is a paperless, point of service application that removes the need for caregivers to spend a large portion of their time in documenting medical records. Point of service means that the transaction is completed at the patient (due to political correctness, the patient can be called, resident, patron, family member, individual, etc.). The application is triggered by a QR code read by the device running the application. The Zigbee or thread platforms, allow for multiple caregivers and infinite patients to function seamlessly within the same application. As an IoT based application, patient information is transmitted directly to the cloud without the necessity of a computer interface where a global application stores, processes and presents the data to users according to their requirements.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180080622

A luminaire includes an elongate supporting post including an upper head section that flares outwardly, and a cap positioned on top of the head of the supporting post, the cap including a plurality of LED lighting units arranged circumferentially, and a shield adapted to block a substantial amount of outwardly directed light emitted from the plurality of LED lighting units, such that the light emitted from the LED lighting units is directed substantially onto the supporting post. A method of fabrication is provided.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180082834

A method for performing a wet chemical process over a semiconductor wafer is provided. The method includes moving the semiconductor wafer into a chemical solution. The method further includes leaving the semiconductor wafer in the chemical solution for a processing time period. The method also includes turning the semiconductor wafer upside down while the wafer is in the chemical solution. Moreover, the method includes removing the semiconductor wafer from the chemical solution.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180080478

Composite airfoil singlet, includes airfoil extending from base to tip of airfoil, integrally formed with no more than one outer platform at tip and/or no more than one inner platform at base. Parallel composite plies or woven fibers extend through airfoil and through outer and/or inner platforms. Outer and/or inner curved sections extend between outer and/or inner platforms and airfoil respectively. Assembly includes circular row of the composite airfoil singlets depending radially inwardly from and mounted to an outer shroud or casing. Outer and/or inner fasteners may secure outer and inner platforms to outer shroud or casing and an inner shroud respectively and include shanks extending substantially perpendicularly from outer and inner fastening plates though platform holes in outer and inner platforms and through outer and inner holes in outer shroud or casing and inner shroud respectively. Nuts are screwed on threaded ends of shanks.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180080786

In some aspects, a processor may receive a starting point and an ending point from a runner. The processor may receive caloric information from the runner. The processor may receive pace information from the runner. The processor may receive a mile marker input from the runner. The processor may display a he route based on the starting point and the ending point. The processor may display the number of calories burned based on the route and the calorie information. The processor may display a pace of running the route based on the route and the calorie information. The processor may display a mile marker on the route in response to the first mile marker input.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180082288

A device implementing an inter-device credential transfer system may include at least one processor that is configured to receive a request to transfer a transaction credential from a first device to a second device, the transaction credential being associated with a stored monetary value and the request comprising a transaction credential identifier of the transaction credential. The at least one processor is further configured to prevent, responsive to the request, the transaction credential from being utilized for payment transactions by the first device. The at least one processor is further configured to provision an instance of the transaction credential on the second device. The at least one processor is further configured to cause the instance of the transaction credential to be activated on the second device with a balance corresponding to the stored monetary value associated with the transaction credential.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180080722

Apparatus and method for maintaining temperature in a sub-sea device, in particular in relation to fluid in the device. A material having a high latent heat on phase change is used to release latent heat to the fluid when the fluid temperature decreases towards a threshold value.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180080016

Disclosed herein is a botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) polypeptide with a modified receptor binding domain (HC) having one or more amino acid mutations that modify the binding of the BoNT to the receptor. Specific mutations and combinations of mutations are also disclosed. Isolated modified HC, polypeptides comprising the modified HC, chimeric molecules, pharmaceutical compositions, and methods of making and using the same are also disclosed. Methods of identifying additional such modified receptor binding domains, are further disclosed.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180079596

A linear rack device and a method for assembling the linear rack device. The linear rack device comprises a base, a rail secured on the base, and an end support for mounting a driving device. The method comprises securing the rail on the base; contacting at least two non-planar locating planes of the end support directly with at least two non-planar locating planes of the rail such that the end support is located with respect to the rail; and securing the end support to the base.

Bond Channel Reliefs for Bonded Assemblies and Related Techniques

Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180083333

A flat plate assembly is provided from at least a pair of plates with at least one surface of one plate have one or more relief channels provided therein around epoxy bonded signal channels. The relief channels are provided having a size and shape selected to control the flow of a liquid bonding adhesive. Adhesive location can thus be controlled through geometry of the relief channels rather than through process controls. Thus, this approach reduces dependence on adhesive process control, reduces wicking of adhesive into signal channels and reduces the number of voids in a bond line of a bonded flat plate assembly.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180079249

This application addressed a card comprising a memory operable to store a first card information and a second card information; a display operable to display user information; and a button operable to change a selected card from a first card to a second card and to change the user information from user information associated with the first card to user information associated with the second card.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180078721

In a method and system for use with a ventilator for mechanical ventilation of a patient, a sensor arrangement registers at least one signal related to muscular activity of at least one muscle in the laryngopharyngeal region of the patient. This signal is provide to a computer, which controls the operation of the ventilator based thereon, and/or causes display of information related to the signal in order monitor the patient and/or operation of the ventilator.

High Flow Rate Dialysis Catheters and Related Methods

Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180078693

High flow rate catheters, and related methods, are useful in dialysis and other procedures. A catheter according to the invention comprises a hub and a generally elongated conduit. The conduit has a substantially continuous and smooth wall. The conduit also defines at least one lumen and has a length extending from a proximal end to a distal end of the conduit. The proximal end is coupled to a hub and the distal end has an opening in communication with the lumen. The conduit has a conical shape which tapers along the length.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180083683

The present disclosure relates to a pre-5 th -Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4 th -Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). A feedback transmission method for a receiving device in a multiple input multiple output system according to one embodiment comprises: a step of measuring channel state information; a first quantization step of quantizing the channel state information using a first codebook; a second quantization step of quantizing the channel state information using second and third codebooks which are different from the first codebook; and a step of feeding back the channel state information on the basis of a selection result of one of the first and second quantization steps.

Connector With A Locking Mechanism, Moveable Collet, And Floating Contact Means

Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180083374

A coaxial cable termination device including a barrel having opposed front and rear ends, a collet at the front end of the barrel, and a sleeve mounted over the barrel for reciprocal movement. The sleeve moves between a retracted position, in which the sleeve allows compression of the collet, and an advanced position, in which the sleeve urges compression of the collet. In some embodiments, a locking mechanism locks the sleeve into either of the advanced and retracted positions. In some embodiments, contact means carried loosely within the device maintain contact between the barrel and a mating post to which the device is applied.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180084071

An indication is sent to a host server device. The indication includes a request for a push notification service identification (PNSID). The PNSID is used to establish a secure registration between one or more applications on the computing device of a user and the host server device. The PNSID is received from the host server device. An input is received from the user. The input includes one or more application server devices that may send push notifications to the computing device. A unique key is generated for each application server device. The PNSID and a different unique key are sent to each application server device. Each different unique key is associated with a different application server device. A registration is received from each application server device.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180082851

Embodiments of systems and methods for spacer formation for SAMP techniques are described. In an embodiment a method includes providing a substrate with a spacer having a conformal coating. The method may also include performing a spacer freeze treatment process. Additionally, the method may include performing an etch and clean process on the substrate. Further, the method may include controlling the spacer treatment process and etch and clean process in order to achieve spacer formation objectives.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180084288

According to one embodiment, a multiplexing apparatus includes a processor and a multiplexer. The processor is configured to identify the version of the video transmission standard of each of input packets, and to convert the version of the packet into a reference version of a predetermined video transmission standard if the identified version is different from the reference version. The multiplexer is configured to multiplex the input packets, based on the reference version.

Light Source, Backlight Module And Display Device

Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180081109

A light source, a backlight module and a display device. The light source includes a light emitting body and a light cavity. The light cavity comprises a light emitting portion, a transmission portion and a light outputting portion. The light emitting body is disposed in the light emitting portion; the transmission portion is connected with the light emitting portion and the light outputting portion; a light output port of the light outputting portion is disposed corresponding to a light guide plate, and a width of the light output port is not greater than a thickness of the light guide plate; a reflective material is provided in the light cavity, a portion of light emitted from the light emitting body directly enters light guide plate, and the other portion enters the light guide plate through reflecting by the reflective material one or more times. Accordingly, the light utilization rate is increased.


Pub Date: 2018-03-22

Pub Number: US20180083785

This disclosure provides a system and method for secure communications. The method can enable secure machine-to-machine communications within discrete security groups having two or more communication nodes using a zero knowledge authentication process and related cryptography. A first node in the security group can encrypt payload data using a synchronized data set known to the member nodes of the security group and a parameter data set. A second node in the security group can decrypt the payload data using the seed and the parameter data set. The seed can be provisioned within each node of the security group. The seed can also be provided or changed by a node or another entity to modify the security group membership. Member nodes of the security group can be added or removed as needed. Nodes not having the SDS cannot communicate securely with security group member nodes.