Total 7577 patents for "2018-03-29"

ENERGY MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECEIVING TERMINAL OF SIMULTANEOUS INFORMATION AND ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180091004

An energy management method and system are provided for a receiving terminal of a simultaneous information and energy transfer system. The method comprises the steps of: activating a battery to provide a working power supply, receiving a simultaneous information and energy transfer signal, processing the signal and harvesting energy in the signal, storing the harvested energy into a temporary energy storage unit, and stopping the battery from supplying power, and charging the battery from the energy stored in the temporary energy storage unit. The system comprises a receiver and an energy management module.

INTEGRATION OF EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION (EGR), EXHAUST HEAT RECOVERY (EHRS), AND LATENT HEAT STORAGE IN A COMPLETE EXHAUST THERMAL MANAGEMENT MODULE

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180087430

A thermal energy management system for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle includes a coolant circuit including the internal combustion engine and a first heat exchanger. The coolant circuit is configured to convey a coolant therethrough. The thermal energy management system includes a gas circuit including the internal combustion engine, the first heat exchanger, and an exhaust line configured to convey an exhaust gas produced by the engine from the gas circuit. The first heat exchanger exchanging heat energy between the coolant flowing through the coolant circuit and the exhaust gas flowing through the gas circuit.

GOLF SHOE WITH AN OUTSOLE HAVING A SKELETAL FRAME

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180084862

A golf shoe including an upper for protecting a foot, a midsole coupled to the upper for providing cushioning under a wearer's foot, and an outsole coupled to the midsole for providing structural support. The outsole has a skeletal frame defining a plurality of apertures and a fabric covering the apertures.

ENABLING AND DISABLING ANTI-TACHYARRHYTHMIA PACING IN A CONCOMITANT MEDICAL DEVICE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180085579

An implantable medical device comprising a signal generator configured to generate and deliver anti-tachyarrhythmia pacing (ATP) to a heart of a patient and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to detect an enable event, responsive to detecting the enable event, enable the delivery of ATP by the signal generator, detect a disable event indicating that another implantable medical device cannot be relied upon to deliver an anti-tachyarrhythmia shock, and responsive to detecting the disable event, disable delivery of ATP.

Using a Virtual to Virtual Address Table for Memory Compression

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180089100

A virtual-to-virtual page table maps a main surface containing the actual data and a metadata or auxiliary surface that gives information about compression of the main surface. In order to access the metadata that corresponds to main surface, an additional virtual-to-virtual table may be used ahead of the regular page table mapping to avoid the need to pass the metadata base address and x, y coordinates across a pipeline which may result in multiple memory writes.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING WIDE ANGLE IMAGE

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180089795

A method of processing a wide angle image including receiving an original image captured by a wide angle camera, receiving a user input selecting a plurality of regions of interest (ROIs) from the original image, generating in parallel a plurality of dewarping maps corresponding to the plurality of ROIs, and rendering in parallel a plurality of corrected images by correcting distortion of the plurality of ROIs based on the plurality of dewarping maps. Apparatus for carrying out the processing method also is disclosed.

APPARATUS THAT PROVIDES GENERATION SERVICE OF DOCUMENT FILE INCLOUD SYSTEM, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180089202

In the case where services of generation and saving of a document file are provided on a cloud system, suppression of the number of document files to be generated and maintenance of display performance are caused to coexist. A server apparatus that provides a generation service of a document file, the apparatus including: a communication unit configured to receive source data, which is a source of a document file, from a client apparatus; a file generation unit configured to generate a document file based on a plurality of resources included in the source data; and a saving unit configured to save a generated document file in a storage, and the file generation unit determines which of an in-line method and an external reference method is applied to each of a plurality of resources included in the source data in accordance with a situation of access to the storage and generate the document file based on results of the determination.

EMERGENCY REPORT APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180089987

In an emergency report apparatus, diagnostic data is modulated based on a preselected diagnostic modulation method by using a diagnostic carrier wave having a carrier wave frequency that is set within a range of frequencies detectable by a vehicle-mounted voice input instrument and is outside a voice band. A diagnostic electric signal is outputted to a voice output instrument. Demodulated data is generated by demodulating an input voice electric signal being a voice electric signal representing a voice detected by the voice input instrument based on a preselected diagnostic demodulation method. It is determines whether the demodulated data includes data that matches the diagnostic data.

BIOMARKERS OF THERAPEUTIC RESPONSIVENESS

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180088108

The present invention relates to methods of diagnosing a kidney disorder in a patient, as well as methods of monitoring the progression of a kidney disorder and/or methods of monitoring a treatment protocol of a therapeutic agent or a therapeutic regimen. The invention also relates to assay methods used in connection with the diagnostic methods described herein.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING IMAGE BEARING MEMBER AND COLLECTION DEVICE TO COLLECT MATERIALS ADHERED ON THE IMAGE BEARING MEMBER

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180088486

In an image forming apparatus, the image bearing member has a surface and configured to rotate about an axis. The collection device is in contact with the surface, and configured to collect materials adhered to the surface. The developing roller is configured to provide a charged toner having a first polarity. The processor is configured to perform: executing a print job in a printing period; executing, in a non-printing period, a first process in which the image bearing member is rotated at least one rotation while a holding bias is applied to the collection device, the holding bias having a second polarity opposite to the first polarity; and executing, in a non-printing period after the first process, a second process in which the image bearing member is rotated while an ejection bias is applied to the collection device, the ejection bias having the first polarity.

MOTION VECTOR CODING FOR VIDEO CODING

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180091816

Coding a motion vector difference (MVD) during an inter-prediction process. Example techniques may include determining a particular coding and/or signaling method for an MVD from among two or more MVD coding and/or signaling techniques. A video coder (e.g., a video encoder and/or a video decoder) may determine a particular MVD coding and/or signaling technique based on characteristics of video data or coding methods, including MV precision, Picture Order Count (POC) difference, or any other already coded/decoded information of a block of video data.

High-Performance Supercapacitors Based on Metal Nanowire Yarns

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180090283

An energy-storage device is formed from a first and a second yarn, each yarn including a plurality of nanowires including aluminum and/or a transition metal. An anode pad is in contact with the first yarn and a cathode pad is in contact with the second yarn. Alternatively, first and second metallic electrodes may be disposed substantially in parallel, with pluralities of nanowires including aluminum and/or a transition metal extending therefrom. In another embodiment, a supercapacitor may include a niobium yarn including a plurality of niobium nanowires. Each niobium nanowire may include at least (i) a first section comprising at least one of unoxidized niobium and niobium oxide; (ii) a second section comprises a niobium pentoxide layer; and (iii) a third section comprises a layer formed by dipping the niobium nanowire in at least one of a conductive polymer and a liquid metal.

DIRECTIONAL SPEAKER SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180091916

A directional loudspeaker system has a loudspeaker arrangement configured to generate N audio signals. A time-of-flight sensor arrangement is configured to detect a location of a user. A controller is configured to use information from the time-of-flight sensor arrangement about the location of the user to control the delay such that the N audio signals constructively interfere at the location of the user.

Digital Channel Integration System

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180091870

Systems and methods are disclosed for generating links to points in a video stream corresponding to actual programming events of a show playing, played, or about to be played in the live video stream, improving the utility of streaming by enabling viewers to view information specifically related to a story and easily navigate to the start of the story within the video stream.

Lighting Systems, Methods and Components

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180087763

In one preferred form of the present invention, there is provided a down-light system component (10) comprising: a portion (12) that is made from relatively high heat-conductivity material. The portion (12) is provided for conducting heat away from a light source (14) to a position on or underneath plasterboard or other ceiling material. The portion (14) is configured to dissipate heat in a manner maintaining a desirable operative temperature of the light source (14), to increase the lifetime of the light source.

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT MATERIALS AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICES

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180088123

The present application discloses an organic electroluminescent material, a molecular formula thereof is Da--Ac, wherein Da is an aggregation-induced emission group, is a conjugated bond, and Ac is a strong electron-withdrawing group. The organic electroluminescent material of the present application has a simple preparation method, high yield, good thermodynamic stability, can cover the visible region, have excellent electroluminescence effect, and can prepare undoped type of organic electroluminescent devices.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180091619

Provided is a content delivery method and architecture for ways to improve the caching of content at one or more content providing devices of a Content Delivery Network (CDN). In particular, systems and methods are disclosed that vary the requirements to store resources or content within a caching device using a dynamic popularity threshold. This popularity threshold may be varied based on a measured fullness of the storage capacity of the cache device. In another example, the dynamic popularity threshold may be further varied based on a cache pressure, which is an indication of how often the cache replaces stored items with new items. The adjustment to the popularity threshold for caching particular content at the caching device may thus be based on a number of requests for content received at the device to tune the caching procedure for a particular region of the CDN.

OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, OPTICAL MODULE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180090910

Provided is an optical semiconductor device which has long-term reliability since a threshold current is small, and a relaxation oscillation frequency is high. An optical semiconductor device includes an InP semiconductor substrate, a lower mesa structure that is disposed above the InP semiconductor substrate, and includes a multiple quantum well layer, an upper mesa structure that is disposed on the lower mesa structure, and includes a cladding layer, a buried semiconductor layer that buries both side surfaces of the lower mesa structure, and an insulating film that covers both side surfaces of the upper mesa structure by being in contact with both side surfaces of the upper mesa structure, in which the lower mesa structure includes a first semiconductor layer, above the multiple quantum well layer, and the upper mesa structure includes a second semiconductor layer which is different from the cladding layer in composition, below the cladding layer.

LIGHT WATER REACTOR FUEL ASSEMBLY, LIGHT WATER REACTOR CORE AND MOX FUEL ASSEMBLY PRODUCTION METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180090233

Light water reactor fuel assemblies each comprises: light water reactor fuel rods that extend longitudinally, contain nuclear fuel materials including enriched uranium, and are arranged parallel to each other; and burnable poison containing fuel rods that extend longitudinally, contain nuclear fuel materials whose main component is uranium that is lower in enrichment than the enriched uranium of the light water reactor fuel rods, and burnable poison, and are arranged in a lattice pattern together with the light water reactor fuel rods. The assemblies are arranged parallel to each other and in a lattice pattern. An initial value of a first enrichment of the enriched uranium is set in such a way that the first enrichment of the enriched uranium at an end of each operation cycle is greater than a predetermined value.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR UTILIZING ATHLETE DATA TO INCREASE ATHLETE PERFORMANCE

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180091594

A three-dimensional interactive/digital locker room system that is developed for and accessible through the Internet, which accesses a database of profile/user data that is displayed in the three-dimensional digital, interactive locker room the Interactive Locker Room System. Users in the Interactive Locker Room System can move around in first person movements, chat with users, open lockers to view profile data such as equipment and statistics, search for users, share their profiles with college coaches, and receive training, nutrition, and equipment recommendations. Profile data includes videos, images, and biographical data. The 3D interactive locker room system generates and displays featured athletes and videos, and favorite athletes. The interactive locker room system is incorporated into a web application, mobile application, and a virtual reality application. Coaches are able to manage player and team statistics, manage schedules and attendance, and receive training and nutrition recommendations.

STORAGE SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180084906

Disclosed are various embodiments of storage systems. In some embodiments, the storage system includes an upper frame, a guide tube that supports the upper frame, a pivot arm, and a side support. A first end of the pivot arm is rotatably coupled to the guide tube, and a second end of the pivot arm is rotatably coupled to a fixed pivot point. The side support includes a guide post that is inserted into the guide tube. The guide tube is configured to move along the guide post.

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SWALLOWABLE SENSOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180092221

Methods and systems for manufacturing a swallowable sensor device are disclosed. Such a method includes mechanically coupling a plurality of internal components, wherein the plurality of internal components includes a printed circuit board having a plurality of projections extending radially outward. A cavity is filled with a potting material, and the mechanically coupled components are inserted into the cavity. The cavity may be pre-filled with the potting material, or may be filled after the mechanically coupled components have been inserted therein. A distal end of each projection abuts against a wall of the cavity thereby preventing the potting material from covering each distal end. The cavity is sealed with a cap causing the potting material to harden within the sealed cavity to form a housing of the swallowable sensor device, wherein the distal end of each projection is exposed to an external environment of the swallowable sensor device.

COMPONENT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING COMPONENT MANAGEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180089860

There is provided a component management support system which supports put-in and out of a component to and from a component storage place, the system including a imaging unit that images information; a support information display processor that generates a superimposed composite image by superimposing the support information for supporting the put-in and out of the component to and from the component storage place on an image obtained by imaging the component storage place or a field of view of the worker; and a display that displays the superimposed composite image.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC DATA COMMUNICATION

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180091634

In a method for transmitting video for a display panel between a transmitter in electronic communication with a receiver over a wireless communication channel, the method includes: receiving, by a transmitter, a frame of video data from a data source; reorganizing, by the transmitter, the frame of video data into a plurality of packets according to levels of importance of bits of the frame of video data; generating, by the transmitter, a tag for each of the packets, the tags corresponding to different relatively levels of importance of the packets; performing, by the transmitter, different protection techniques for each of the packets based on the tag corresponding to each of the packets; and transmitting, by the transmitter, the packets and the tags to the receiver for display on the display panel such that each packet is transmitted according to the different protection techniques based on their corresponding tagging.

INTEGRATED INNER CASE HEAT SHIELD

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180087402

A mid-turbine frame for a gas turbine engine according to an example of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a first frame case, a flange coupled to the first frame case, and a heat shield adjacent to the flange. A method of cooling a portion of a gas turbine engine is also disclosed.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL CARBON STRUCTURES

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180086640

The method of the present disclosure is directed towards the formation of a three-dimensional carbon structure and includes the steps of adding a radical initiator to an amount of carbon starting material, forming a mixture, placing the mixture in a mold, maintaining the mixture and the mold at an elevated temperature for a period of time to form a thermally cross-linked molded mixture and removing the thermally cross-linked molded mixture from the mold. The disclosure also includes a three-dimensional carbon structure, with that structure including a thermally cross-linked carbon base material in a predetermined formation.

ADJUSTABLE-BEAM LUMINAIRES

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180087748

A luminaire for providing configurable static lighting or dynamically-adjustable lighting. The luminaire uses an array of focusing elements that act on light provided via a corresponding array of sources or via an edge-lit lightguide. Designs are provided for adjusting the number of distinct beams produced by the luminaire, as well as the angular width, angular profile, and pointing angle of the beams. Designs are also provided for systems utilizing the adjustable luminaires in various applications.

MEDICAL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180085129

A medical system for trapping an object inside a body lumen of a living body and removing the object from the living body. The medical system includes a trapping portion, which includes a first engagement portion at the distal end of the trapping portion. A conveying device accommodates the trapping portion. The trapping portion is dischargeable from the conveying device. The trapping portion expands radially outward after being discharged. The medical system includes a collection device that collects the trapping portion. The collection device includes an elongated collection shaft with a second engagement portion configured to engage the first engagement portion. The second engagement portion is configured to pull the first engagement portion at the distal end of the trapping device towards the proximal end of the elongated shaft when the first and second engagement portions engage one another.

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180090034

An instruction manual is constituted by pages composed of different types of paper, such as plain paper, thin paper and thick paper. Each of the plain paper, the thin paper, and the thick paper constitutes a plurality of pages. The instruction manual describes that, for example, the paper of page 1 to page 10 corresponds to plain paper, the paper of page 11 to page 21 corresponds to thin paper, and the paper of page 22 and subsequent pages corresponds to thick paper, and describes that pages that are thicker than the thick paper of page 22 and subsequent pages may not be properly turned. The user views and touches pages composed of these different types of paper to recognize the differences among plain paper, thin paper, and thick paper, and thereby more correctly understands the contents contained in the instruction manual.

Pulsed Introduction of Low-Dose RANKL as a Therapy for Atherosclerosis

Pub Date: 2018-03-29

Pub Number: US20180085431

Systems and methods for inhibiting atherosclerosis using FoxP3+ CD8 T-cells (Tc REG ). Osteoclasts are induced to produce FoxP3+ CD8 T-cells (Tc REG ) through introduction of a low-dose of a RANK agonist suck as RANKL. The RANKL was found to best work when provided in accordance with a schedule resulting in a pulsed administration.