Total 6604 patents for "2018-04-19"

SELF GENERATED PROTECTIVE ATMOSPHERE FOR LIQUID METALS

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180104746

An improved method of manufacturing a cast part by sand casting, permanent mold casting, investment casting, lost foam casting, die casting, or centrifugal casting, or a powder metal material by water, gas, plasma, ultrasonic, or rotating disk atomization is provided. The method includes adding at least one additive to a melted metal material before or during the casting or atomization process. The at least one additive forms a protective gas atmosphere surrounding the melted metal material which is at least three times greater than the volume of melt to be treated. The protective atmosphere prevents introduction or re-introduction of contaminants, such as sulfur (S) and oxygen (O 2 ), into the material. The cast parts or atomized particles produced include at least one of the following advantages: less internal pores, less internal oxides, median circularity of at least 0.60, median roundness of at least 0.60 and increased sphericity of microstructural phases and/or constituents.

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT COMPOUND AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180105534

The present invention provides an organic electroluminescent compound and an organic electroluminescent device using the organic electroluminescent compound, the compound has the following structural formula:

VEHICLE ANTENNA

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180108981

Disclosed is a vehicular antenna. The antenna, according to an embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a spring part which is perpendicularly disposed on the roof of a vehicle; and a metal part perpendicularly disposed on the top of the spring part. The metal part comprises: a first part extending from the body; a second part which extends from the body and is disposed to have a predetermined interval from the first part; and a third part which extends from the body, is disposed between the first and second parts, and is bent to form a predetermined angle with the first and second parts.

Job concentration system, method and process

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180107522

Data processing jobs are concentrated into instances of computing environments which instances are added to guarantee availability, while other instances may become idle and removed. Such data processing jobs are each assigned to a program running on (at least) one processor, while at the same time running such jobs in the smallest practical number of Virtual Computing Environments, while also ensuring sufficient Virtual Computing Environments are on standby for new jobs as they arise, while facilitating maintenance functions.

INTERFACE CIRCUITS CONFIGURED TO INTERFACE WITH MULTI-RANK MEMORY

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180107387

An interface circuit may include a first FIFO circuit and a second FIFO circuit. The first FIFO circuit may generate first output data based on a first sampling signal and a second sampling signal. The second FIFO circuit may generate second output data based on a third sampling signal and a fourth sampling signal. The first FIFO circuit and the second FIFO circuit may be cross-reset.

Fibrous Structures Exhibiting Improved Reopenability

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180105998

Articles, such as sanitary tissue products, including fibrous structures, and more particularly articles including fibrous structures having a plurality of fibrous elements wherein the article exhibits differential cellulose content throughout the thickness of the article and methods for making same are provided.

TOUCHSCREEN

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180107316

A touchscreen includes an OLED, upper-layer inorganic films on the OLED, a lower-layer inorganic film stacked between the OLED and a substrate, and a touch sensor on the upper-layer inorganic film. The upper-layer inorganic films and the lower-layer inorganic film extend over a display area and a picture-frame area. A lower-layer wiring is formed of a conductive film stacked between the OLED and the substrate. A sensor wiring is formed of a conductive film on the upper-layer inorganic film. An inorganic film joining portion where the upper-layer inorganic films and the lower-layer inorganic film are directly joined together or joined together with another inorganic material interposed therebetween is provided in the picture-frame area. A contact portion that electrically connects the sensor wiring with the lower-layer wiring is provided, in a plan view, in the inorganic film joining portion or an area on the outside thereof.

FISHING ROD

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180103625

The subject of the invention relates to a fishing rod that has a handle (1), a shaft (2), with tip top guide (7), containing a spring, a reel support seat (3) running between the handle (1) and the shaft (2), and reel support rings (26, 27) located on the seat (3), as well as a trigger (11) for using top-mounted reels. The essence of the invention is that the handle (1) is connected to the seat (3) and the seat (3) to the shaft (2) with releasable connections, and the seat (3) is established to accommodate both bottom-mounted and top-mounted reels (40) and also to accommodate a trigger (11) that may be attached and removed from the seat (3) for operating top-mounted reels (40).

FINANCIAL STATUS DISPLAY

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180108083

Systems and methods are provided for displaying account information. The systems and methods may include a status display device connected to a network in a home or office environment. The status display may be configured to provide a constant status indicator, to provide a user with a quick and simple account status, without the need for multi-step login and verification processes. The status display may receive account status information from a server, the account status information excluding sensitive information identifying the user or the account. The status display may provide colored indicators to inform the user of their financial situation while reducing security risks and reducing processing capability requirements, thereby allowing for a simple status display device that can be placed throughout a household or integrated into common household items.

OPTICAL INTERCONNECT STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180106965

An optical interconnect structure and method are provided. The optical interconnect structure includes a plate on which a mirror is formed. The optical interconnect structure further includes a waveguide structure comprising a waveguide core and an opening. The plate is mounted on the waveguide structure such the mirror is inserted in the opening for light coupling (i) from the waveguide core and to an optical element positioned on the plate and (ii) to the waveguide core from the optical element positioned on the plate.

CONTROLLING AN AUDIO SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180108341

A method of controlling an audio system comprises: receiving an audio signal, and applying a first gain to the audio signal and outputting an amplified audio signal. On receiving a user input to increase the first gain applied to the audio signal, if the first gain is at a first threshold value, the method comprises: receiving an ambient noise signal, processing the ambient noise signal with a second gain value and outputting a noise cancellation signal, and changing the second gain value in response to the user input.

Illumination Device for Direct-Indirect Illumination

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180106952

An illumination device includes a plurality of light-emitting elements (LEEs); a light guide extending in a forward direction from a first end to a second end to receive at the first end light emitted by the LEEs and to guide the received light to the second end; an optical extractor optically coupled to the second end to receive the guided light, the optical extractor including a redirecting surface to reflect a first portion of the guided light, the reflected light being output by the optical extractor in a backward angular range, and the redirecting surface having one or more transmissive portions to transmit a second portion of the guided light in the forward direction; and one or more optical elements optically coupled to the transmissive portions, the optical elements to modify the light transmitted through the transmissive portions and to output the modified light in a forward angular range.

THERAPEUTIC COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180105504

The invention provides a compound of formula I:

SOLDER ALLOY

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180105899

In order to improve the strength and elongation of a solder and improve the reliability of a joining portion joined by the solder, the present invention provides a solder alloy that comprises 2.0-4.0 mass % of Ag, 0.5-1.0 mass % of Cu, 0.1-1.0 mass % of Sb, 0.1-0.5 mass % of an additive element selected from the group consisting of Ca, Mn, and Al, and a balance of Sn.

REINFORCED BRICK MASONRY COLUMN WITH POLYESTER THREAD REINFORCEMENT STRIPS

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180106035

A method of reinforcing a masonry structure is described wherein polyester thread reinforcement strips are manufactured and mounted on the masonry structure to protect it from lateral forces caused by earthquake and other natural occurring phenomena that generally produce bending moments in the masonry structure. The disclosed method can easily and economically be applied to reinforce masonry structures in underprivileged regions.

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE POWER DOMAIN INTERFERENCE COORDINATION IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180110017

A method is provided in one example embodiment and may include negotiating power domain interference coordination (PDIC) parameters between a macro cell radio and at least one small cell radio; determining successive interference cancellation (SIC) parameters for each of one or more user equipment (UE) that are to perform SIC for one or more transmissions; and sending the SIC parameters to each of the one or more user equipment. Negotiating PDIC parameters can include determining, by the macro cell radio and at least one small cell radio, one or more physical resource blocks (PRBs) for which transmission power levels can be coordinated for a plurality of frequencies in a frequency domain and a plurality of subframes in a time domain and exchanging PDIC parameters between the cell radios in order to perform PDIC transmissions for UE served by the cell radios.

METHODS, APPARATUSES AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING AN ORDER

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180107949

The present disclosure discloses a method, apparatus and system for processing an order. The method for processing an order comprises: receiving first order information transmitted by a first terminal, wherein the first order information comprises riding information including third party user information; transmitting second order information to a second terminal, wherein the second order information comprises the riding information; and transmitting a notification message to a third terminal according to the third party user information, wherein the notification message comprises information of the second terminal.

IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180106605

In an aspect of the invention, first and second images having parallax are acquired by an imaging unit (202) including a first imaging part (202A) and a second imaging part (202B), and an angle between an imaging direction of the imaging unit (202) and a normal direction of a flat surface of an object to be inspected having the flat surface is calculated on the basis of the acquired first and second images. The pan/tilt of the imaging unit (202) are controlled by a pan/tilt control unit (210), but images for inspection showing the object to be inspected are taken and acquired by the imaging unit in a case in which the calculated angle is controlled to an angle within an allowable angle range.

SELECTING A SET OF STORAGE UNITS IN A DISPERSED STORAGE NETWORK

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180107424

A method for execution by a computing device of a dispersed storage network includes identifying a DSN address for data to be accessed within a DSN. A plurality of storage cohorts associated with the data to be accessed are identified. Ranked scoring information for each storage cohort obtaining ranked scoring information for each storage cohort of the plurality of storage cohorts with regards to the data to be accessed is obtained. A storage cohort of the plurality of storage cohorts is selected based on the ranked scoring information. Slice access requests are issued to a set of storage units of the selected storage cohort for the data to be accessed. Slice access responses received from at least one of the set of storage units of the selected storage cohort are processed.

DETERGENT COMPOSITION IN THE FORM OF AN EFFERVESCENT TABLET

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180105766

The present invention relates to a detergent composition in the form of an effervescent tablet having a high dissolution rate and a good stability. The invention also relates to a method for producing said composition, and to the use of same for producing aqueous solutions of cleaning compositions for cleaning hard surfaces and clothes. The detergent composition is very versatile and, as a result of the incorporation of specific components, allows the production of aqueous solutions for cleaning different materials.

Electric Circuit Jumper

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180109056

An electric circuit jumper having a coupling that electrically connects a first electrical connector and a second electrical connector that are to be connected, respectively, with a first point of electric circuit and a second point of the electric circuit. A first probe, intended to be electrically connected to the first point in the electric circuit, is electrically connected to the first electrical connector and a second probe, intended to be electrically connected to the second point in the electric circuit, is electrically connected to the second electrical connector. The electric circuit is bypassed by electrically jumping from the first point of the electric circuit to the second point of the electric circuit via the first probe, the first electrical connector, the coupling, the second electrical connector, and the second probe.

CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITION, CURRENT COLLECTOR WITH BASE LAYER FOR ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE, ELECTRODE FOR ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE, AND ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180105687

The present invention addresses the problem of providing an electrically conductive composition which can be used for producing an electric storage device such as a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery (e.g., a lithium ion secondary battery) having excellent electric conductivity during an ordinary operation and therefore having excellent battery output properties and the like and also having a function of increasing internal resistance when the internal temperature of the battery is increased, and which enables the production of an electric storage device such as a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery having excellent electric conductivity and safety-related functions. The problem can be solved by an electrically conductive composition comprising an electrically conductive carbon material (A), a water-soluble resin (B), water-dispersible resin microparticles (C), an aqueous liquid medium (D), and optionally a water-soluble polyvalent metal compound (E), said composition being characterized in that the water-dispersible resin microparticles contain at least olefin resin microparticles.

Collecting Components of a Fluid

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180106778

Embodiments are described for separating/collecting components from a multi-component fluid such as whole blood. Some embodiments provide for controlling the amount of a component, such as platelets, introduced into a separation chamber to ensure that the density of fluid in the separation chamber does not exceed a particular value. This may provide for collecting purer components. Other embodiments may provide for determining a chamber flow rate based on a concentration of a component in the multi-component fluid, which may then be used to determine a centrifuge speed, to collect purer concentrated components.

POWERPLANT AND RELATED CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180106186

A hydrogen fueled powerplant including an internal combustion engine that drives a motor-generator, and has a two-stage turbocharger, for an aircraft. A control system controls the operation of the motor-generator to maintain the engine at a speed selected based on controlling the engine equivalence ratio. The control system controls an afterburner, an intercooler and an aftercooler to maximize powerplant efficiency. The afterburner also adds power to the turbochargers during high-altitude restarts. The turbochargers also include motor-generators that extract excess power from the exhaust.

DEVICE FOR DETECTING STRAINS AND TRANSMITTING DETECTED DATA

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180106691

A device for detecting strains and transmitting detected data that can be applied to the surface of a structure to be monitored or incorporated in the structure is provided. The device allows to reliably acquire and transmit data concerning the strains undergone by the structure. The device comprises a matrix made of an electrically insulating material, in which at least one or more strain sensors, an electronic circuit and an antenna electrically connected to one another are embedded. One or more strain sensors are made of a material selected from metals and metal alloys, electrically conductive resins and electrically conductive inks.

REAL-TIME CONTENT PROVIDING METHOD AND SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180109576

Provided is a real-time content providing method. The real-time content providing method includes: providing page data to a plurality of user terminals; receiving an action request from a manager terminal or from one or more user terminals; determining a type of the action request; and transmitting action response data to the manager terminal or the one or more user terminals based on the determined type of the action request, wherein the action response data is one of first action response data about a setting change of the page data and second action response data about additional data for updating the page data, and the second action response data is used to request additional response data from a server different from a server determining the type of the action request.

Utilizing data reduction in steganographic and cryptographic systems

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180109382

The present invention relates to methods for protecting a data signal using the following techniques: applying a data reduction technique to reduce the data signal into a reduced data signal; subtracting the reduced data signal from the data signal to produce a remainder signal; embedding a first watermark into the reduced data signal to produce a watermarked, reduced data signal; and adding the watermarked, reduced data signal to the remainder signal to produce an output signal. A second watermark may be embedded into the remainder signal before the final addition step. Further, cryptographic techniques may be used to encrypt the reduced data signals and to encrypt the remainder signals before the final addition step.

DISPLAY MODULE, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180107012

A display module is disclosed. The display module includes a display panel and a liquid crystal lens. The liquid crystal lens includes a liquid crystal layer; the liquid crystal lens is on a display side of the display panel and configured to gather, in a horizontal direction, light rays exiting from the display panel together to at least one observation position, which includes a primary observation position corresponding to a center of the display panel and subsidiary observation positions on both sides of the primary observation position. Also disclosed are a display device including the display module and a control method for the display module.

A SULPHUR ADDITIVE TO SUPPRESS HYDROGEN SULPHIDE EMISSIONS FROM SULPHUR EXTENDED ASPHALT

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180105694

The present disclosure relates to a sulphur additive to suppress hydrogen sulphide emissions from Sulphur Extended Asphalt. The sulphur additive of the present disclosure comprises 5 sulphur in an amount ranging from 80 to 98 wt % and at least one aluminosilicate in an amount ranging from 2 to 20 wt %. The sulphur additive of the present disclosure suppresses the H2S emission up to acceptable safe limit during the preparation and application of the sulphur extended asphalt at elevated temperature.

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180109734

An image processing device may include a control unit. The control unit may be operable, in a first mode, to control display on a display screen of a representative image of a group of images and, in a second mode, to control display on the display screen of an image of the group of images corresponding to a posture of the device. In addition, the control unit may be operable to switch between operation in the first mode and the second mode.