Total 5091 patents for "2018-04-12"

PORTABLE MULTI-TOUCH INPUT DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180101274

A portable input device is described. The portable input device can wirelessly send control signals to an external circuit. The control signals can derive from touch or gestures applied to a touch sensitive surface. The control signals can also include a mouse click equivalent control signal generated by mechanical manipulation of the portable input device.

FOVEAL POWER REDUCTION IN IMAGERS

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180103215

An imaging device includes an imager to capture an image, a controller to control the imager to define a dynamic electronic fovea. The dynamic electronic fovea is defined by a subset of pixels of the imager. The subset of pixels for the fovea is driven differently from a remainder of pixels of the imager.

Novel Non-Toxic Larvicide

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180098535

An larvicide comprising an essential oil encapsulated within a non-viable yeast cell. The larvicide is particularly effective against mosquito larvae, non-toxic to humans and other non-target species, inexpensive to make, and non-toxic during manufacture, transport, and storage.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING ADDRESS TRANSLATION DATA WITHIN AN ADDRESS TRANSLATION CACHE

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180101480

An apparatus and method are provided for maintaining address translation data within an address translation cache. Each entry of the address translation cache is arranged to store address translation data used when converting a virtual address into a corresponding physical address of a memory system. Control circuitry is used to perform an allocation process to determine the address translation data to be stored in each entry. When performing the allocation process for a selected entry, the control circuitry is arranged to perform a page table walk process using a virtual address in order to obtain from a page table a plurality of descriptors including a descriptor identified using the virtual address. The control circuitry then determines whether predetermined criteria are met by the plurality of descriptors, the predetermined criteria comprising page alignment criteria and attribute match criteria. Each descriptor comprises physical address data and attribute data identifying a plurality of attributes, and the attribute match criteria allows the plurality of descriptors to have different values for a first subset of attributes when determining that the attribute match criteria is met. When the predetermined criteria are met, coalesced address translation data is generated from the plurality of descriptors and that coalesced address translation data is then stored in the selected entry. Otherwise, if the predetermined criteria is not met, address translation data is merely generated from the descriptor identified using the virtual address, and that address translation data is then stored in the selected entry. Such an approach significantly increases the effective capacity and performance of the address translation cache.

ELECTROLYTE STRUCTURE BODY AND METHOD OF PRODUCING ELECTROLYTE STRUCTURE BODY

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180102563

An electrolyte structure body includes an electrolyte film and a protective film bonded to the electrolyte film. A total value of a polar component and a hydrogen bond component of surface tension of the protective film is 1 mN/m or less.

NON-CONTACT POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, AND DESIGNING METHOD AND INSTALLING METHOD OF POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180099576

A non-contact power supply system includes a power receiving unit mounted on a vehicle, a power transmitting unit which is disposed on a plane and which transmits electric power to the power receiving unit in a non-contact manner, and a housing which projects in a vertical direction from the plane and which accommodates the power transmitting unit. The housing has a height in a vertical direction which satisfies a condition that a vertical height of at least part of a gap defined by a bottom surface of the vehicle and an upper surface of the housing is less than 15 cm and equal to or more than 5 cm. Therefore, the non-contact power supply system which satisfies a standard for exposure of a human body to electromagnetic field and which is free from an occurrence of a physical contact with a bottom surface of a vehicle is provided.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING BALLISTIC IMPACT TO POWER TRANSMISSION ASSETS

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180102042

A method of identifying a ballistic impact on a power transmission asset is disclosed. The method includes the steps of deploying a sensor assembly at the power transmission asset; using the sensor assembly to receive and process data at the power transmission asset; using an algorithm to compare the processed data to known data and determine if a ballistic impact has occurred on the power transmission asset; and triggering an alarm if a ballistic impact has occurred and dispatching personnel to the power transmission asset.

ANTIBODIES TO IL-6 AND USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180100013

The present invention is directed to antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for IL-6. Another embodiment of this invention relates to the antibodies described herein, and binding fragments thereof, comprising the sequences of the V H , V L and CDR polypeptides described herein, and the polynucleotides encoding them. The invention also contemplates conjugates of anti-IL-6 antibodies and binding fragments thereof conjugated to one or more functional or detectable moieties. The invention also contemplates methods of making said anti-IL-6 antibodies and binding fragments thereof. Embodiments of the invention also pertain to the use of anti-IL-6 antibodies, and binding fragments thereof, for the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of diseases and disorders associated with IL-6. These antibodies may bind at least one of soluble IL-6, cell surface expressed IL-6, IL-6/IL-6R and/or prevent the association of IL-6 and IL-6R, the association of IL-6/IL-6R and gp130 and or the formation of IL-6/IL-6R/gp130 multimers and thereby inhibit a biological effect associated with any of the foregoing.

METHOD FOR EFFICIENT CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH RESOLUTION DISPLAY BUFFERS

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180101977

Graphics processing systems and methods are disclosed which may minimize invocations to a pixel shader in order to improve efficiency in a rendering pipeline. In implementations of the present disclosure, a plurality of samples within a pixel may be covered by a primitive. The plurality of samples may include one or more color samples and a plurality of depth samples. The nature of the samples which were covered by the primitive may be taken into account before invoking a pixel shader to perform shading computations on the pixel. In implementations of the present disclosure, if at least one sample is covered by a primitive, but none of the samples are color samples, an invocation to a pixel shader may be avoided.

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180101049

A display apparatus includes a display; a fixing bracket configured to be fixed to a wall; and a wall mount coupled to the fixing bracket, the wall mount being configured support the display, to be set in a close contact mode in which the wall mount is adjacent to the wall, and to be set a tilting mode in which the wall mount is tilted with respect to the wall. The display includes: a first accommodating portion recessed in a rear surface of the display and configured to accommodate the wall mount and the fixing bracket; and a wall mount coupling part provided within the first accommodating part and configured to be coupled to the wall mount. The rear surface of the display is brought into close contact with the wall when the wall mount is set to the close contact mode.

VARIABLE-FREQUENCY MAGNETORESISTIVE EFFECT ELEMENT AND OSCILLATOR, DETECTOR, AND FILTER USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180102475

A variable-frequency magnetoresistive effect element includes a magnetoresistive effect element, a magnetic-field applying mechanism that applies a magnetic field to the magnetoresistive effect element, an electric-field applying mechanism that applies an electric field to the magnetoresistive effect element, and a control terminal connected to the electric-field applying mechanism and used for applying a voltage that varies in at least one of magnitude and polarity to the electric-field applying mechanism. The magnetoresistive effect element contains an antiferromagnetic material or ferrimagnetic material having a magnetoelectric effect. A spin torque oscillation frequency or spin torque resonance frequency of the magnetoresistive effect element is controlled by varying the voltage applied via the control terminal in at least one of magnitude and polarity.

SURFACE FLUORINATED ELASTOMERS FOR OILFIELD TOOLS

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180100582

Surface fluorination treatment of elastomers provides an oil-resistant, mechanically robust, and cost-effective elastomer for use as seals, O-rings, and plugs for oilfield tools. The fluorination treatment of the elastomers provides resistance to oil swelling.

DRUG CASSETTE, AUTOINJECTOR, AND AUTOINJECTOR SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180098914

A cassette for use with an injector has a housing, and a cassette identification arrangement (cassette ID) defining a code containing information about the cassette that is detectable and decipherable by an injector. The cassette may further have a sleeve movably disposed within the housing, for holding a drug container, and a locking arrangement for interlocking the sleeve with the housing. The cassette may further have an aperture in the housing, and a cassette cap for removing a needle shield of the drug container. The cassette may have an anti-bending structure to prevent bending or flexing of the cassette cap. The injector may have a processor for controlling operational parameters of the injector and a detector communicatively coupled with the processor for detecting and communicating the cassette ID to the microprocessor to decipher the code defined therein. Also, a method of injecting a drug into a patient with an injector, wherein the sequence of actions performed by the user are controlled. Still further, a method of treating a patient in need thereof wherein a cassette containing a drug is provided and administered to the patient using an injector.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING MALICIOUS COMPOUND FILES

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180101682

A method and system is provided for detecting malicious compound files. An example method includes: obtaining at least one compound file; identifying a first set of features of the at least one compound file including features associated with a header of the at least one compound file; subsequent to identifying the first set of features, identifying, by the processor, a second set of features of the at least one compound file including features associated with at least one directory of the at least one compound file; determining a hash sum of the at least one compound file based on the first and second set of features; comparing the hash sum of the at least one compound file with information associated with a plurality of compound files stored in a database; and identifying the at least one compound file as being malicious, trusted or untrusted based at least on comparison results.

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS FOR UV RADIATION IN AQUATIC APPLICATIONS

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180099317

The invention provides an object (10) that during use is at least partly submerged in water, the object (10) further comprising an anti-bio fouling system (200) comprising an UV emitting element (210), wherein the UV emitting element (210) comprises one or more light sources (220) and is configured to irradiate with UV radiation (221) during an irradiation stage one or more of (i) a part (111) of an external surface (11) of said object (10) and ( ii ) water adjacent to said part (111) of said external surface (11), wherein the object (10) is selected from the group consisting of a vessel (1) and an infrastructural object (15), wherein the object (10) further comprises a water switch (400), wherein the anti-bio fouling system (200) is configured to provide said UV radiation (221) to said part (111) in dependence of the water switch (400) being in physical contact with the water.

REAL TIME EVENT CAPTURE AND TRANSFORMATION OF TRANSIENT DATA FOR AN INFORMATION NETWORK

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180101585

Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for monitoring, identifying and correlating changes to transient event data as a plurality of technology events are processed by a plurality of applications. The proctor module of the system is automatically triggered by addition of event data to transient memory locations associated with the plurality of applications. The proctor module is configured to capture the transient multiple-attribute event data, in real-time, before the data is dequeued. The technology event processing module is configured to format, log and index the captured data from the proctor module. The system then maps an event/record of formatted data associated with a first transient memory location with a second event to another event of formatted data from a second transient memory location, and subsequently analyzes the multi-attribute data to identify changes.

SKIN CARE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180099143

Disclosed is a skin care device which performs skin care under the condition that it is attached to a user's face, performs both skin care using light and skin care using microcurrent, and prevents electrical interference between light source elements and microcurrent elements. The skin care device includes a non-conductive flexible substrate, at least one light source element provided on the flexible substrate, microcurrent elements provided on the flexible substrate, an insulating layer provided with first holes to expose the at least one light source element and second holes to expose the microcurrent elements, and a conductive layer including a plurality of conductive parts, each conductive parts contacting each microcurrent element through each second hole, and the conductive parts are divided so as to be spaced apart from one another and are provided with third holes to expose the at least one light source element.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVE OPTIMIZATION FOR PERFORMANCE IN SOLID STATE DRIVES BASED ON READ/WRITE INTENSITY

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180101477

A method and information handling system and having a solid state drive (SSD) memory device including NAND flash memory with an SSD controller to execute instructions of an SSD adaptive profiling engine for RAM cache optimization and configured to cache a partial FTL table in RAM including look-up addresses corresponding to LBA segments in the NAND flash memory having access counts reflecting SSD I/O operations. The method and system further configured to determine whether the SSD memory device operation is write intensive (or read intensive) from assessment of stored read access counts and write access counts and further determine whether to load a partial FTL table into RAM cache and use remaining unoccupied RAM space for a data cache to enhance the SSD memory device operations.

COMPOUNDS FOR KINASE MODULATION, AND INDICATIONS THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180099975

Compounds active on protein kinases and methods for regulating protein kinase pathways are described, as well as methods of using such compounds to treat diseases and conditions associated with aberrant activity of protein kinases.

CLONIDINE AND/OR CLONIDINE DERIVATIVES FOR USE IN THE PREVENTION AND/OR TREATMENT OF ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS OF CHEMOTHERAPY

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180098966

The present invention pertains to specific clonidine and/or clonidine derivatives for use in the prevention and/or treatment of adverse side effects of alkylating agent chemotherapy, other than those resulting from mucosal inflammation. It also pertains to the use of this clonidine and/or clonidine derivative for the manufacture of a pharmaceutical composition intended to prevent and/or alleviate the adverse side effects of alkylating agent chemotherapy, other than those resulting from mucosal inflammation. This invention is further directed to a kit comprising: (a) a clonidine and/or clonidine derivative, and (b) at least one alkylating chemotherapeutic agent, as a combined preparation for simultaneous, separate or sequential use in the treatment of cancer.

TRANSPARENT IMMUNOASSAY APPARATUS AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180100852

Disclosed herein are a transparent immunoassay apparatus and method. The transparent immunoassay apparatus includes a sample pad configured to allow a liquid specimen to be dropped thereonto, a first porous pipe configured to move the dropped specimen in a lateral flow manner, an immunobinding reaction unit configured to generate a detectable signal from binding of a previously applied reactant and the specimen between transparent upper and lower plates of the immunobinding reaction unit, a second porous pipe configured to move the specimen, having passed through the immunobinding reaction unit, in a lateral flow manner, and an absorption pad configured to absorb the specimen transferred from the second porous pipe.

DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE WITH TAMPER-EVIDENT CLOSURE

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180099097

The present invention relates to a drug delivery device for dispensing of a dose of a medicament, comprising a housing to accommodate a cartridge being at least partially filled with a medicament, wherein the housing comprises a dispensing end with an access opening which is closed by a tamper-evident closure.

Syringe With Enteral Connection Feature

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180099136

A syringe having barrel and a non-luer tip that is not connectable to an intravenous device is disclosed. The syringe as an enteral collar engagement feature adjacent the distal end of the syringe barrel. The syringe has an enteral collar having a distal end and proximal end, the proximal end having a syringe engagement feature complementary to and engagable with the enteral collar engagement feature. The enteral collar is sized to permit connection to an enteral device and prevent connection to a device having a luer connector

DYNAMIC SELECTION OF DATA EXCHANGE MODE FOR TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180103455

Systems and processes may be implemented to evaluate current network conditions with respect to a telecommunication device and to dynamically toggle the device between a Multiple-input Multiple-output (MIMO) communication mode and a Carrier Aggregation (CA) communication mode. The device may use either the MIMO mode or the CA mode to exchange data with a network operator while remaining locked onto a primary base station. Thus, rather than being statically assigned based on a fixed priority to use a particular communication mode for data exchanges with the primary base station, for example assigning all MIMO 44 capable devices to use MIMO 44 throughout its time within a primary cell, a device may be dynamically assigned and re-assigned to use a plurality of different communication modes at different times based on which mode will achieve optimal performance.

COSMETIC PRODUCT INCLUDING ETHANOL AND AN AMYLATE IN A DEVICE FOR FLASH EVAPORATION

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180098924

The invention relates to a cosmetic product comprising a) a cosmetic preparation including, in relation to the total weight a1) 20-98% by weight ethanol, a2) 5-80% by weight of at least one amylate, b) a device for flash evaporation of the cosmetic preparation a), and to a method using corresponding products and the use of the cosmetic preparation a) as process material in a device for flash evaporation.

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO SILENCE OTHER DEVICES IN RESPONSE TO AN INCOMING AUDIBLE COMMUNICATION

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180103452

A user's set top box detects the ringing of a telephone, mobile device or other type of audible notification of an incoming call or message and, in response, sends a command causing a current audio level of the television programming or other media currently being played to decrease such that the audible notification can be heard by the user. A device silencing manager on the set top box may detect the audible notification occurring by the sound waves of the audible notification from the mobile device picked up by a microphone of the receiving device. Additionally or alternatively, a device silencing manager on the set top box may wirelessly receive, either directly or indirectly from the mobile device, an electronic notification of the audible notification.

BALL SCREW DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING BALL SCREW DEVICE, AND STEERING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180100566

Provided are a low-cost ball screw device having a low-cost deflector, wherein the deflector is formable by simple machining, is easy to handle after being machined, and thus is easy to store and mount to another component. A ball screw device includes a screw shaft, a nut, rolling elements, and deflectors. Mounting holes each have a pair of circumferentially facing surfaces that face toward each other in the circumferential direction of the nut and parallel to each other. When a plane passing through the center point of an opening in one end of a second circulation path in each of the pair of deflectors and the axis of the nut is defined as a reference plane, an intersection line between an imaginary perpendicular plane perpendicular to the axis and the pair of circumferentially facing surfaces has an angle with respect to the reference plane.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NAVIGATING A MEDICAL DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180099125

The present disclosure provides apparatuses and methods for navigating a medical device into the body of a patient during an intracoronary or other medical procedure. In many embodiments, the present disclosure includes the use of a guidewire managing assembly that may be used in combination with a guidewire that includes a medical positioning system sensor. This guidewire managing assembly and sensor enabled guidewire are used in combination with a medical positioning system to determine the position of a medical device, such as a catheter or catheter sheath, and specifically the tip of the catheter or catheter sheath, that is threaded over the guidewire during a procedure. The present disclosure further relates to methods of tracking a medical device, such as a catheter tip, inside the body of a subject during a procedure.

SUPERCHARGER HAVING ROTOR WITH PRESS-FIT STUB SHAFTS

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180100506

A supercharger constructed in accordance to one example of the present disclosure includes a housing, a first rotor, a second rotor and a rotor shaft assembly. The first and second rotors are received in cylindrical overlapping chambers of the housing. The first rotor has a central longitudinal passage. The rotor shaft assembly rotatably supports the first rotor and includes a first rotor shaft and a separate and distinct second rotor shaft. The first and second rotor shafts are press-fit into the central passage defined in the first rotor.

ELECTRONIC MODULE AND METHOD FOR ENCAPSULATION THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-04-12

Pub Number: US20180102304

An electronic module of a control device of a vehicle includes at least one interconnect device, with electronic structural elements as the control unit, and at least one electronic component electrically connected to the interconnect device via a connecting region, wherein the structural elements of the interconnect device and each connecting region between the interconnect device and each dedicated electronic component are coated with an encapsulating material. Furthermore, a method for encapsulating an electronic module is disclosed.