Total 6604 patents for "2018-04-19"

ACCELERATOR CONTROL APPARATUS, ACCELERATOR CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180107506

Provided is an accelerator control apparatus including a data management table storing a name assigned to data and an identifier for an accelerator that stores the data on a local memory by associating the name and the identifier; a data management unit that is configured to determine, when receiving a first process that accepts data assigned with the name as input data, the accelerator that stores the data on the local memory, by referring to the data management table; and a task processing unit that is configured to control the accelerator being determined by data management unit to execute the first process.

Advertisement of discovered customer premises network devices and services

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180109633

Systems and methods for a device portal management system that stores discovery data for multiple computing devices are described. The device portal management system may store first discovery data for a first computing device and second discovery data from a second computing device. A user associated with the first computing device and the second computing device may access the discovery data via the device portal management system. The user may further configure the first computing device and the second computing device via the device portal management system.

Hanging Curling Iron Holder

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180103744

This invention offers multiple uses as a curling iron storage device for both mobile and local purposes. It offers the ability for use while in hanging position. It is able to hang on rod shaped objects such as towel racks and hangers. It provides easy use in various environments because of its unique hanging features. This invention is fully functional while in hanging position. It hangs in closets in an open position for easy to access to irons when not in use. The storage invention rolls to a compact size for travel purposes. Prior art curling iron storage devices generally provide either mobile or local storage, but not both as exemplified in this invention.

Limitation of Noise on Light Detectors using an Aperture

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180106900

The present disclosure relates to limitation of noise on light detectors using an aperture. One example embodiment includes a system. The system includes a lens disposed relative to a scene and configured to focus light from the scene onto a focal plane. The system also includes an aperture defined within an opaque material disposed at the focal plane of the lens. The aperture has a cross-sectional area. In addition, the system includes an array of light detectors disposed on a side of the focal plane opposite the lens and configured to intercept and detect diverging light focused by the lens and transmitted through the aperture. A cross-sectional area of the array of light detectors that intercepts the diverging light is greater than the cross-sectional area of the aperture.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180108765

A method of producing a semiconductor device is disclosed in which, after proton implantation is performed, a hydrogen-induced donor is formed by a furnace annealing process to form an n-type field stop layer. A disorder generated in a proton passage region is reduced by a laser annealing process to form an n-type disorder reduction region. As such, the n-type field stop layer and the n-type disorder reduction region are formed by the proton implantation. Therefore, it is possible to provide a stable and inexpensive semiconductor device which has low conduction resistance and can improve electrical characteristics, such as a leakage current, and a method for producing the semiconductor device.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180108647

A transistor includes a first insulator over a substrate; a first oxide thereover; a second oxide in contact with at least part of the top surface of the first oxide; a first conductor and a second conductor each in contact with at least part of the top surface of the second oxide; a third oxide that is over the first conductor and the second conductor and is in contact with at least part of the top surface of the second oxide; a second insulator thereover; a third conductor which is over the second insulator and at least part of which overlaps with a region between the first conductor and the second conductor; and a third insulator which is over the third conductor and at least part of which is in contact with the top surface of the first insulator. The thickness of a region of the first insulator that is in contact with the third insulator is less than the thickness of a region of the first insulator that is in contact with the first oxide.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR QUANTUM READY AND QUANTUM ENABLED COMPUTATIONS

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180107526

The present disclosure provides methods, systems, and media for allowing access to quantum ready and/or quantum enabled computers in a distributed computing environment (e.g., the cloud). Such methods and systems may provide optimization and computational services on the cloud. Methods and systems of the present disclosure may enable quantum computing to be relatively and readily scaled across various types of quantum computers and users at various locations, in some cases without the need for users to have a deep understanding of the resources, implementation or the knowledge that may be required for solving optimization problems using a quantum computer. Systems provided herein may include user interfaces that enable users to perform data analysis in a distributed computing environment while taking advantage of quantum technology in the backend.

PNEUMATIC TIRE

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180104990

In a tire 2, a band 16 has a jointless structure. A reinforcing layer 18 is layered over the band 16 from a radially outer side of the band 16. In the reinforcing layer 18, a reinforcing cord 40 is extended alternately on and between one end 32 portion of the band 16 and the other end 32 portion of the band 16, so as to extend in the circumferential direction. A direction in which the reinforcing cord 40 extends is tilted relative to the circumferential direction between one of ends 32 of the band 16 and the other of the ends 32 of the band 16. An absolute value of an angle of the reinforcing cord 40 relative to the circumferential direction is greater than or equal to 70.

POWER SOURCE HOT SWAP MODE

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180110009

A method for power management of a mobile device includes detecting whether a removable power source has been removed from the mobile device. In response to detecting that the power source has been removed, entering a hot swap mode for a first time period by deactivating a first component of the mobile device and maintaining, via a backup power source in the mobile device, a powered state of a second component of the mobile device and an application state of the mobile device. The method further includes, after the first time period, entering a suspend mode for a second time period by deactivating the second component and continuing to maintain the application state of the mobile device for the second time period.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING SYSTEM INFORMATION AND PAGING IN SHORT TTI IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180109994

A method and apparatus for receiving system information in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) receives an indication indicating whether a cell supports a short transmission time interval (TTI) from the cell, and receives at least one of normal TTI system information in a normal TTI or short TTI system information in the short TTI from the cell according to the received indication. That is, an eNodeB (eNB) may schedule separate system information block type 1 (SIB1) and/or SI messages broadcast in short TTI.

WIRELESS SECURITY SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180108231

A wireless system for monitoring portable articles includes a base unit comprising a programmed controller operatively associated with a base wireless communication circuit and a base alarm indicator circuit. At least one wireless sensor comprises a housing enclosing a programmed controller operatively associated with a sensor wireless communication circuit, for communicating with the base wireless communication circuit. A security assembly is configured to: maintain the housing in an operative state on a portable article being monitored; and generate an alert signal if the security assembly is altered with the housing in the operative state in a manner that allows separation of the housing from a portable article being monitored. The base unit is programmed to activate the base alarm indicator circuit if the at least one wireless sensor generates an alert signal or if the base unit senses a communication error with the at least one wireless sensor.

Circuits and Methods for Preventing Over-Programming of ReRam-Based Memory Cells

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180108409

A method for preventing over-programming of resistive random access (ReRAM) based memory cells in a ReRAM memory array includes applying a programming voltage in a programming circuit path including a ReRAM memory cell to be programmed, sensing programming current drawn by the ReRAM cell while the programming voltage is applied across the memory cell, and decreasing the programming current as a function of a rise in programming current.

MOBILE TERMINAL, EARPHONE SOCKET AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING EARPHONE SOCKET

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180109052

The present disclosure provides a mobile terminal, an earphone socket and a method for manufacturing an earphone socket. The earphone socket includes: a housing defining a mounting cavity; a support bracket in the mounting cavity; and a plurality of pins are located between the support bracket and inner walls of the mounting cavity, and the plurality of pins passes through a back wall of the mounting cavity to expose outer ends of the plurality of pins.

DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE FOR PECAN PICKING

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180103585

Disclosed herein is a device and method of use for a pecan picker. More specifically, the present invention generally relates to a device and method of use for a pecan picker, which utilizes suction to pick up the pecans as well as a container body for storing the picked up pecans with at least one partition for separating the picked up pecans from extra extracted material obtained through the suction process. In one embodiment the device has a hose portion and a container body portion. The container body portion has a motor portion for providing suction for the device. In other embodiments the device also has a partition portion for separating the picked up pecans from extra extracted material obtained through the extraction or suction process. In another embodiment, the device also has a frame portion for moving the device.

MAINTAINING A LIMITED USER PROFILE FOR SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM USERS UNABLE TO ESTABLISH A USER PROFILE

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180109536

A social networking system maintains a limited user profile associated with a user of the social networking system who does not satisfy one or more criteria for the social networking system to maintain a user profile. The limited user profile includes information describing the user and allows the user to be associated with limited types of interactions with the social networking system. An administrator is associated with the limited user profile and may modify information associated with the limited user profile as well as authorize or deny interactions involving the limited user profile. When the user satisfies criteria for the social networking system maintaining a user profile, the social networking system generates a user profile based on information in the limited user profile and prior interactions involving the limited user profile.

USE OF STRUCTURALLY ENHANCED FATTY ACIDS CONTAINING SULPHUR FOR PREVENTING AND OR TREATING NON ALCOHOLIC STEATOHEPATITIS

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180104201

The present disclosure relates to a method of preventing and/or treating non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a pharmaceutically effective amount of a compound of Formula (II): wherein R 1 , R2, R3, X and Y are as defined in the specification; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or solvate of such a salt. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to a method of preventing and/or treating non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a pharmaceutically effective amount of a compound of Formula (I): wherein R2, R 3 , and X, are as defined in the specification; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or solvate of such a salt. Further, the present invention relates to a compound of Formula (I) for preventing and/or treating non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, wherein R 2 , R 3 and X are as defined in the specification; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or solvate of such a salt.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ANTENNA DEVICE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180108977

An electronic device having a housing formed of a conductive material, and an antenna device thereof. The electronic device includes a housing provided with a plurality of housing modules, and a printed circuit board positioned inside the housing, and having an antenna power feeding unit electrically connected to the printed circuited board. The plurality of housing modules may be at least partially formed of a conductive material. At least one of the conductive materials of the plurality of housing modules may be electrically connected to the antenna power feeding unit of the printed circuit board so as to function as an antenna of the electronic device. Various embodiments may be made based on the technical idea of the present disclosure.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE INSERTION OF INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANTS

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180103981

A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through Kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. A first dilator tube with a first longitudinal axis is provided. A second dilator tube may be introduced over the first, advanced along a second longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from the first. A third dilator tube be introduced over the second, advanced along a third longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from both the first and the second. An access cannula may be introduced over the third dilator tube. With the first, second, and third dilator tubes removed, surgical instruments may pass through the access cannula to operate on an intervertebral disc and/or insert an intervertebral implant.

AUTOMATIC SHUT-OFF FOR A VIBRATORY PLATE COMPACTOR

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180106002

A method for shutting off the vibration mechanism of a vibratory plate compactor assembly comprises sensing the force exerted on the vibrating plate compactor assembly, comparing the exerted force with a predetermined threshold force, and turning off the vibration mechanism if the threshold force is not met or exceeded.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180105378

An image forming apparatus includes a lift plate, an actuator, a photosensor, and a controller. Paper is placed on the lift plate. The lift plate is driven to increase a first inclination angle in response to a decrease in a residual amount of the paper placed on the lift plate. The first inclination angle indicates an angle of inclination of the lift plate with respect to a horizontal plane. A second inclination angle indicating an angle of inclination of the actuator with respect to the horizontal plane increases in response to an increase in the first inclination angle. The actuator increases or decreases a transmitted light quantity along with an increase in the second inclination angle. The photosensor detects the transmitted light quantity. The controller calculates the residual amount of the paper on the basis of the transmitted light quantity.

MEMORY HAVING A STATIC CACHE AND A DYNAMIC CACHE

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180107603

The present disclosure includes memory having a static cache and a dynamic cache. A number of embodiments include a memory, wherein the memory includes a first portion configured to operate as a static single level cell (SLC) cache and a second portion configured to operate as a dynamic SLC cache when the entire first portion of the memory has data stored therein.

REDUCING DATA PLANE DISRUPTION IN A VIRTUAL SWITCH

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180109416

Described herein are systems, methods, and software to reduce data plane disruption during a startup event for a virtual switch controller. In one example, during a startup event, applications are initiated on a virtual switch controller to configure the virtual switch. Once initiated, an application, which depends on one or more other applications, may hold configuration operations until notifications are received from the one or more other applications operating on the virtual switch controller. Once the notifications are received, the application may resume the required configuration operations.

IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180107899

An image processing system involves a camera, at least one processor associated with the camera, non-transitory storage, a lexical database of terms and image classification software. The image processing system uses the image classification software to assign hyponyms and associated probabilities to an image and then builds a subset hierarchical tree of hypernyms from the lexical database of terms. The processor then scores the hypernyms and identifies at least one hypernym for the image that has a score that is calculated to have a value that is greater than one of: a pre-specified threshold score, or all other calculated level scores within the subset hierarchical tree. The associated methods are also disclosed.

TIRE MANUFACTURING METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180105612

A tire manufacturing method includes making a master batch, using the master batch to make a rubber composition, and making a green tire. The master batch is made wherein a carbon-black-containing pre-coagulation rubber latex is coagulated to obtain a coagulum; a compound according to Formula (I) is added to the water-containing coagulum;

CLAMP AND CLAMP ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180109014

A connector configured to mechanically and electrically couple a first frame to a second frame includes a body, a member, and a plurality of projections extending from the body and configured to contact at least one of the first frame and the second frame. The body includes a first end and a second end and defines a longitudinal axis extending between the first end and the second end. The body further includes a feature for engaging a fastener. The member is positioned adjacent the first end of the body and is configured to engage at least one of the first frame and the second frame.

VIDEO DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180109803

Disclosed is a video decoding method that decodes a bitstream, the method including receiving a picture parameter set (PPS) comprising at least one of first information indicating whether the same reference picture list is applied to slices comprised in a picture and second information indicating whether additional information on modification of the reference picture list is present, and deriving a construction of the reference picture list based on the PPS. Accordingly, there are provided a method and an apparatus for signaling by a picture whether the construction of the reference picture list is modified when constructing the reference picture list.

RESOLVING DETECTED ACCESS ANOMALIES IN A DISPERSED STORAGE NETWORK

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180107837

A method for execution by a storage unit of a dispersed storage network includes receiving an access request from a requestor. An access anomaly of the access request is detected, and the access request is queued for processing in response. An anomaly detection indicator is issued to a plurality of other storage units. A secondary authentication process is initiated with the requestor, and a secondary authentication response from the requestor. The access request is processed when the secondary authentication response is favorable.

Light Emitting Diode Illumination Device

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180106434

A light emitting diode illumination device comprises a light-transmitting encapsulant, a transparent core, a light source plate stereoscopic structure and a power supply device. The light-transmitting encapsulant and the transparent core can be made of glass material. The light source plate stereoscopic structure is constituted by a plurality of connecting sub-light source plates. The light source plate stereoscopic structure installed in the light-transmitting encapsulant is connected to the transparent core, and is supported by the transparent core. The sub-light source plate comprises a circuit board body and light-emitting diode dies. The light-emitting diode dies can be installed on one surface of the circuit board body by surface-mount technology. The power supply device is used for supplying power to the sub-light source plates, so that a plurality of sub-light source plates may provide illumination through the light-transmitting encapsulant.

METHOD TO RUN REAL-TIME SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS ON TOP OF GENERAL VIRTUAL MACHINE

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180107500

A method and system are described that support proper operation of RTSA by providing it the required real-time resources at the right time. The method and system include three elements: Isolation, Independence, and Timing limited/non-blocking interfaces. Isolation defines to the host operating system and any other element involved that the CPU core or few CPU cores that are used to run the RTSA should be isolated, be in full ownership of the RTSA, and cannot serve any general purpose task of the platform. Independence is an attribute or characteristic that the code used in the RTSA preferably does not use any external service/device unless the service/device has a clear known deterministic real-time characteristic. Timing limited/non-blocking interfaces is an attribute or characteristic that, in cases where interfaces between the RTSA to other software program is needed, the interface should preferably be limited in effecting the timing operation of the RTSA.

ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY, ELECTROLYSERS AND PROCESSES FOR ELECTROLYSIS

Pub Date: 2018-04-19

Pub Number: US20180105942

The present invention relates to an electrode assembly and an electrolyser using said assemblies/structures, wherein the electrode assembly comprises an anode structure and a cathode structure, each of said anode structure and cathode structure comprising an outlet header for evolved gas and spent liquid, wherein each of said anode structure and cathode structure comprising an outlet header for evolved gas and spent liquid, wherein the outlet header on the anode structure has a total internal volume of V A cm 3 and the outlet header on the cathode structure has a total volume of V C cm 3 wherein V A is less than V C , and/or i) the outlet header on the anode structure has an internal volume, V A cm 3 , an internal cross sectional area at the exit end of the header of A A cm 2 and an internal length L A cm, and ii) the outlet header on the cathode structure has an internal volume, V C cm 3 , an internal cross sectional area at the exit end of the header of A C cm 2 and an internal length L C cm, and one or both of the ratios V A /(A A L A ) and V C /(A C L C ) are less than 1.