Total 6197 patents for "2018-04-05"

LENS MOVING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180095239

A lens moving apparatus includes a housing, a driving magnet, a bobbin with a coil disposed thereon, a first elastic member disposed on the bobbin and the housing and a damper coupled to the first elastic member and the housing. The first elastic member includes an inner frame coupled to the bobbin, an outer frame coupled to the housing, a connector connecting the inner frame and the outer frame, and a damping protrusion protruding from the connector. Further, the housing includes a damping receiving recess coupled to the damping protrusion by the damper.

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PERFORMING A TIME OF FLIGHT (ToF) MEASUREMENT

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180098231

Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, systems and/or methods of performing a Time of Flight (ToF) measurement. For example, a first wireless device may include a radio to communicate a discovery frame with a second wireless device, the discovery frame including an initiator indication to indicate whether a sender of the discovery frame is to be an initiator or a responder of a Time of Flight (ToF) measurement procedure, and availability information to indicate a wireless channel and one or more time intervals; and a controller to perform the ToF measurement procedure with the second wireless device over the wireless channel during the one or more time intervals, the controller be either the initiator or responder of the ToF measurement according to the initiator indication.

Wrap Vent

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180093815

Disclosed is a venting device configured for venting a wrapping material wrapped around an item and comprises a top element and a base element. The top element comprises a dome portion and a depending portion extending away from the dome portion where the depending portion defines at least one cutting element configured to cut an access point in the wrapping material. The base element defines a conduit and annular ring where the conduit is inserted into the access point and the annular ring is mechanically associated with the wrapping material. The top element then clips to the base element to provide a cover.

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING FOCAL PLANES IN VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180095284

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise a spatial light modulator operatively coupled to an image source for projecting light associated with one or more frames of image data, and a variable focus element (VFE) for varying a focus of the projected light such that a first frame of image data is focused at a first depth plane, and a second frame of image data is focused at a second depth plane, and wherein a distance between the first depth plane and the second depth plane is fixed.

GOLF BALL DIMPLE PROFILE

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180093136

A golf ball having dimples with cross-sectional profile shapes defined by the product of a base profile and one or more weighting functions, where at least two dimples are modified with a continuous weighting function having different base profiles is disclosed.

HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR ARRANGEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180094407

A hydraulic actuator with a sensor mounted on the actuator cylinder for determining the position of the actuator. The arrangement comprises a hydraulic actuator which includes a cylinder having a bore in which a piston is slidably mounted for movement along the cylinder to extend and retract the hydraulic actuator. The cylinder has a side wall and a cylinder aperture extending through the side wall. A wire actuated encoder is mounted on the external surface of the cylinder, which has a wire which extends through the cylinder aperture and is attached to the piston for determining a stroke position of the piston within the cylinder.

MICRO-LED DISPLAYS

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180097033

A micro-light emitting diode (LED) display panel and a method of forming the display panel, the micro-LED display panel having a monolithically grown micro-structure including a first color micro-LED that is a first color nanowire LED, and a second color micro-LED that is a second color nanowire LED.

MODULAR WALL SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180094430

A wall panel of a moveable and demountable frameless wall panel system that is secured between a floor of a room and a ceiling rail secured to a ceiling of the room. The wall panel includes a frameless panel, an upper clamp assembly, a ceiling track configured to be removably inserted into the ceiling rail, a lower clamp assembly, a first height adjustment mechanism secured to the lower clamp assembly, a second height adjustment mechanism, and a bottom floor channel receiving the first height and second height adjustment mechanisms.

PORTABLE SYSTEM FOR HEATING, WASHING AND SUCKING LIQUIDS FOR LAPARASCOPIC AND LAPAROTOMIC SURGERY, GYNECOLOGY AND UROLOGY

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180093022

A portable system (1) is described, for heating, washing and sucking liquids for laparoscopic and laparotomic surgery, gynecology and urology, comprising: a trolley (3) for supporting and handling; a case (5) placed on the trolley (3) and composed of a first part made as a tank (7) for liquids equipped with an inclined bottom (9) to enable discharging liquids and cleaning the tank (7); and a second part containing at least one peristaltic pump (11) for sending a variable jet of liquid inside abdominal cavities, and at least one valve (13) for sucking liquids to wash the surgery field; a container (15) of liquids placed on the trolley (3) and equipped with a double pump (16) for taking and removing liquids into and from the tank (7); and a device (18) for keeping the temperature of liquids at an established maximum value.

DISPLACEMENT DEVICES AND METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING AND ESTIMATING MOTION ASSOCIATED WITH SAME

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180094949

Apparatus and method estimate a position of a movable stage. The apparatus comprises: a stator comprising 2D array of sensors arranged relative to one another to provide a plurality of stator-Y oriented sensor columns and a plurality of stator-X oriented sensor rows; a movable stage comprising a first Y-magnet array comprising a plurality of first magnetization segments generally linearly elongated in a stage-Y direction, each first magnetization segment having a stage-Y direction length, L yy , and a magnetization direction generally orthogonal to the stage-Y direction, the magnetization directions of the plurality of first magnetization segments exhibiting a first magnetic spatial period x over a stage-X direction width, W yx , of the first magnet array; and a controller connected to receive information based on an output from each of the sensors and configured to use the information to determine a stator-X direction position of the movable stage.

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180096651

An image display device includes: a pixel array part formed of first to fourth scanning lines arranged in rows, signal lines arranged in columns, pixel circuits in a matrix connected to the scanning lines and signal lines, and a plurality of power source lines which supplies first to third potentials necessary for the operations of pixel circuit; a signal part which supplies a video signal to the signal lines; and a scanner part which supplies a control signal to the first to fourth scanning lines, and in turn scans the pixel circuit for every row, wherein the pixel circuits include a sampling transistor, a drive transistor, first to third switching transistors, a pixel capacitance, and a light emitting device, and a channel length of the drive transistor is made longer than a channel length of the switching transistors to suppress fluctuations in threshold voltage.

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND CONTROL SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180097389

An electronic apparatus includes: a load; a first battery; a second battery; and a power supply control circuit configured to couple the first battery and the second battery to the load, wherein the power supply control circuit includes: a first switch including one end coupled to the first battery and the other end coupled to the load; a second switch including one end coupled to the second battery and the other end coupled to the load; and a first comparison circuit including a first input terminal coupled to an output terminal of the first battery and a second input terminal coupled to a threshold voltage and configured to control the first switch and the second switch based on a comparison result of an output voltage of the first battery and the threshold voltage and output a first battery selection signal indicating whether the first battery powers the load.

System and Method for Data Tracking Within a Network of Devices

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180096109

System and method for data tracking. In one embodiment, a method of tracing at least one health-related data record representative of at least one health-related parameter of at least one user thereof within a network of devices is given. The method comprises receiving, at a network apparatus, the at least one health-related data record generated at a health monitoring device; generating first metadata comprising at least information identifying the health-monitoring device and the at least one user; providing the at least one health-related data record to an apparatus configured to perform a transformational operation thereon to generate at least one transformed data record; and generating second metadata comprising at least information identifying the apparatus and the transformational operation which was performed. The first and second metadata are stored as a single metadata file relating to the at least one transformed data record.

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS OF RENAL INJURY AND RENAL FAILURE

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180095093

The present invention relates to methods and compositions for monitoring, diagnosis, prognosis, and determination of treatment regimens in subjects suffering from or suspected of having a renal injury. In particular, the invention relates to using assays that detect one or more of Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 2, Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 3, Insulinlike growth factor-binding protein 4, and Insulin like growth factor-binding protein 6 as diagnostic and prognostic biomarker assays in renal injuries.

PHASE MODULATOR FOR FIBER-OPTIC GYROSCOPES CONTROLLED IN A ZERO-MEAN MANNER AND A FIBER-OPTIC GYROSCOPE

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180094930

The invention relates to a control system (100) for a fiber optic gryoscope, comprising a phase modulator (110) for modulating a phase of a light signal (115) and a control unit (120) for producing a control signal (125), by the value of which the phase is modulated and which is fed to the phase modulator (110). The control signal changes statistically and does not have an average value.

Deck component with post sleeve and flanges

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180094426

Deck components comprising a post sleeve and flanges extending away from side walls of the post sleeve are described. The post sleeve includes a rectangular cross section. Interior flanges can comprise attachment holes for affixing the interior flanges to box-frame-segments having square-cut edges. Box-frame-segments and box-frame-segment attachments with square-cut edges can abut the exterior surface of a post sleeve side wall. Use of the post sleeve can reduce or eliminate the need to produce beveled joints box-frame-segments and box-frame-segment attachments. Post sleeves can comprise a post sleeve extension extending above box-frame-segments that attach to the flanges of the post sleeve. The post sleeve and post sleeve extension can comprise a single metal extrusion. Alternatively, the post sleeve extension can be attached to the post sleeve. In one example, a post sleeve extender is placed into a post sleeve and the post sleeve extension is placed onto the post sleeve extender.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONCURRENT COMMUNICATION OF DIFFERENT SIGNAL TYPES BY A RADAR

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180095161

A method for concurrent transmission of different signal types by a radar system includes: receiving a waveform request for transmitting a first signal type and a second signal type; determining whether the first signal or the second signal is optimized; when the first signal is optimized: transmitting the first and the second signal simultaneously in separate bands; and when the second signal is optimized: determining a time gap between transmission of the second signal, and adjusting pulse repetition interval (PRI) or pulse width of the first signal to fit in the time gap, transmitting the second signal, and transmitting the first signal in the time gap between the transmission of the second signal.

Wafer-Level Liquid-Crystal-On-Silicon Projection Assembly, Systems and Methods

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180095290

A wafer-level liquid-crystal-on-silicon (LCOS) projection assembly includes a LCOS display for spatially modulating light incident on the LCOS display and a polarizing beam-separating (PBS) layer for directing light to and from the LCOS display. A method for fabricating a LCOS projection system includes disposing a PBS wafer above an active-matrix wafer. The active-matrix wafer includes a plurality of active matrices for addressing liquid crystal display pixels. The method, further includes disposing a lens wafer above the PBS wafer. The lens wafer includes a plurality of lenses. Additionally, a method for fabricating a wafer-level polarizing beam includes bonding a PBS wafer and at least one other wafer to form a stacked wafer. The PBS wafer includes a PBS layer that contains a plurality of PBS film bands

CIRCUMFERENTIAL FUEL SHIFTING AND BIASING IN AN AXIAL STAGED COMBUSTOR FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180094817

An injector of a radial fuel injection system for a combustor of a gas turbine engine includes a swirler; and a fuel nozzle located within the swirler, the fuel nozzle located within the swirler, the fuel nozzle operable to provide a biased circumferential fuel distribution within the swirler. A method of controlling a fuel flow to a combustor of a gas turbine engine includes selectively controlling a biased circumferential fuel distribution within a swirler of a radial fuel injection system.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR PREVENTING OVERVOLTAGE

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180097516

An electronic device includes a connector for connection to an external device; a controller electrically connected to a first external device detection terminal of the connector to detect an electric state of the first external device detection terminal and to output a signal corresponding to the detected electric state; a processor having a first input terminal electrically connected to the controller, that is configured to receive the signal through the first input terminal, having a second input terminal electrically connected to a second external device detection terminal of the connector, and that is configured to detect an electric state of the second external device detection terminal; and an electronic component disposed between the second external device detection terminal and the processor such that an overvoltage is not entered into the processor through the second input terminal. Various example embodiments are available.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTING ON DEMAND ADDRESS-LESS GOODS

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180096296

A method for distributing on-demand items includes receiving an input, by a server system, from a sender device. The input includes at least an order for an item to be sent to a recipient and at least one identifier of the recipient. The method includes electronically sending a notification regarding the order to a recipient device. the method includes facilitating a verification of the at least one identifier of the recipient based at least on a successful communication with the recipient device using the at least one identifier. The method includes receiving delivery information from the recipient device upon successful verification of the at least one identifier of the recipient received from the sender device. Thereafter, the method includes enabling delivery of the order to the recipient based on the delivery information. Thereafter, the method includes electronically notifying the sender device of a receipt of the order by the recipient.

EXPANDABLE VALVE PROSTHESIS WITH SEALING MECHANISM

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180092743

A prosthetic heart valve includes at least one sealing member. The sealing member is adapted to conform to any surface irregularities found on the inner surface of the valve annulus, including any calcium deposits formed on the valve leaflets. The sealing member can be self-expanding or non-expanding. When deployed, the sealing member is adapted to create a blood tight seal between the prosthetic heart valve and the inner surface of the valve annulus thereby minimizing and/or eliminating perivalvular leakage at the implantation site.

Fingerprint Image Processing System

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180098096

The present invention provides a fingerprint image processing system, comprising a pixel transforming circuit, for transforming a signal of a fingerprint to a first bit stream, wherein the first bit stream has a first data volume; and a compression circuit, connected to the pixel transforming circuit, for compressing the first bit stream to generate a second bit stream, wherein the second bit stream has a second data volume; wherein the second data volume is smaller than the first data volume. The fingerprint image processing system provided by the present invention can increase amount of data transmission of the fingerprint image of optic fingerprint recognition, and have advantage of solving the problem of insufficient transmission interface bandwidth.

Method and System For Implementing Content Navigation Or Selection Using Touch-Based Input

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180095656

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming or playback, and, more particularly, for implementing content navigation or selection using touch-based input. In various embodiments, a computing system might display a first video content on a display screen of a main display device and on a touchscreen display of a user device, the first video content displayed on one mirroring that displayed on the other. In response to receiving user input via the touchscreen display, the computing system might shift display of the first video content along a first direction consistent with the user input while displaying and shifting display of a second video content along the first direction such that the two video content are adjacent to each other during shifting. The computing system might mirror the display and the shifting of the display of the first and the second video content on the display screen.

JOINT STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING JOINT STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180093423

A joint structure comprises a light-absorbable member having at least one opening portion and a light-permeable member superposed on the light-absorbable member so as to cover the opening portion, wherein an annular weld part is formed so as to enclose the opening portion and join the light-absorbable member and the light-permeable member, and the light-permeable member is formed into a thin sheet adhering to the light-absorbable member by deforming at a depressurized state of an interior of the opening portion before the formation of the annular weld part.

METHODS OF TREATMENT FOR CHOLESTATIC AND FIBROTIC DISEASES

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180092885

The present invention relates to the compound [2-[(5-nitro-1,3-thiazol-2-yl)carbamoyl]phenyl]ethanoate (Nitazoxanide) or 2-hydroxy-N-(5-nitro-2-thiazolyl)benzamide (Tizoxanide) for treating cholestatic and fibrotic diseases.

BRUSHLESS SYNCHRONOUS GENERATOR STATOR WINDING FAULT

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180095134

A method of classifying a stator winding fault in a brushless synchronous generator includes measuring an electrical parameter of the stator winding and classifying the fault by calculating positive or negative sequence harmonics of the parameter and comparing one or more harmonic component to a threshold.

STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180095340

A stereoscopic image display device according to an exemplary embodiment includes: a display panel including a plurality of pixels; and a lens panel positioned at a surface where the display panel displays an image, wherein the lens panel includes: a photomodulation unit controlling a light path of light emitted from the display panel;

ACCOUNT TOP-UP FEATURE TO INTERFACE WITH A VENDOR APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180096320

There are provided systems and methods for an account top-up feature to interface with a vendor application programming interface (API). A user may utilize a communication device while shopping or otherwise performing transaction processing, where the user may require additional funds to be deposited within an account of the user for transaction processing with a service provider. Generally, the user may provide financial instruments in the account, or preload money to the account, for example, at a terminal, website, or financial processing location. However, the user may include utilize an account top-up feature available on a microsite of the service provider to access an API and one or more processes of a vendor, such as a telecommunication carrier or banking institution, where the user may request various price points to add funds immediately to the account. The service provider may then deposit funds from the vendor to the account.

IMPROVED COATING SYSTEMS, USE THEREOF FOR COATING COMPONENTS AND COMPONENTS COATED THEREWITH FOR RAIL VEHICLES AND AIRCRAFTS

Pub Date: 2018-04-05

Pub Number: US20180094143

A coating material for producing a coating includes 15 to 70 wt. % of at least one CH acidic compound, 4 to 40 wt. % of at least one vinylogous carbonyl compound, 0.1 to 15 wt. % of at least one latent-basic catalyst, 0.00001 to 10 wt. % of at least one light stabilizer, 0.00001 to 20 wt. % of at least one open time extender, and 0.00001 to 20 wt. % of at least one pot life extender. Each wt. % of a respective ingredient is based on a total amount of the coating material.