Total 5916 patents for "2018-04-26"

Pharmaceutical Dispensing Method in an Unattended Medical Kiosk

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180113995

A pharmaceutical dispensing method using an unattended medical kiosk is disclosed. The pharmaceutical dispensing method securely dispenses medication to users, and provides a format for dispensing that can be easily localized, such as in the form of an unattended medical kiosk while maintaining security, privacy, and verified user identification. In some embodiments the pharmaceutical dispensing method relies on medical testing in the kiosk in order to verify user identification before dispensing medication. In an embodiment a user payment bypass may be utilized in cases of high medical risk allowing the user to get life-saving medication quickly, and in another embodiment a method of remote prescription approval is provided. Further varieties and embodiments of pharmaceutical dispensing using an unattended medical kiosk are disclosed.

HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR SYSTEM OF VEHICLE HAVING SECONDARY LOAD-HOLDING VALVE WITH TANK CONNECTION

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180112686

A hydraulic actuator control system includes a secondary manifold that is configured to direct a meter-in flow received from a main directional valve to the actuator and to direct a meter-out flow of fluid received from the actuator directly to a tank without the return flow travelling back through the main directional valve. The hydraulic actuator control system has a separate return flow connection that permits the use of a load-holding valve (such as, e.g., counterbalance valves, motion control valves, pilot-operated check valves, or zero-leakage logic elements) flanged on the machine's actuator (such as, e.g., a linear cylinder, a rotary cylinder, or a hydraulic motor) to create a directional control valve without directing the return flow through the main directional control valve.

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING ESTOLIDE COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180112060

Provided herein are compositions comprising at least one estolide compound of formula:

IMPROVED POSTNATAL ADHERENT CELLS AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180112184

Enhanced postnatal adherent cells and a preparation method therefor are provided. The preparation method of enhanced postnatal adherent cells can increase the yield and the proliferation rate of adherent cells from placental tissues; and prepare adherent cells, which secrete proteins effective for neurological diseases and have an improved ability for movement to damaged tissues.

BLADE SET FOR HAIR CUTTING APPLIANCE AND METHOD FOR ITS MANUFACTURE

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180111277

A stationary blade for a blade set of an electrically operated hair cutting appliance includes first and second walls, where each wall has a first surface, a second surface facing away from the first surface, and a laterally extending leading edge having a plurality of laterally spaced apart longitudinally extending projections. The first surfaces of the first and second walls face each other, at least at their leading edges, while corresponding projections along the leading edges of the first and second walls are mutually connected at their tips to define a plurality of generally U-shaped teeth. The first surfaces of the first and second walls are separated to define a laterally extending guide slot for insertion of a movable blade of the blade set between them. The projections of the first wall have an average thickness that is less than an average thickness of the projections of the second wall.

NEGATIVE DIFFERENTIAL RESISTANCE DEVICES

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180114899

Examples herein relate to negative differential resistance devices. An example negative differential resistance device includes a first electrode and a first negative differential resistance device coupled to the first electrode. A second negative differential device is be coupled to the first negative differential resistance device. The second NDR device is different from the first NDR device. A second electrode is coupled to the second NDR device, and is electrically coupled with the first NDR device and the first electrode.

Bandwidth Test In Networking System-On-Chip Verification

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180113961

Aspects of the disclosed technology relate to techniques of bandwidth test in networking system-on-chip design verification. A hardware model of interface circuitry implemented in a reconfigurable hardware modeling device associates dispatch time information with messages when the messages are dispatched by a hardware model of a circuit design implemented in the reconfigurable hardware modeling device. The dispatch time information of a particular message includes information about when, based on a model time reference provided in the reconfigurable hardware modeling device, the particular message is dispatched by the hardware model of the circuit design. The messages and the dispatch time information are sent to a traffic analysis device, which determines bandwidth information of ports of the circuit design based on the dispatch time information.

SECURE PAYMENT

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180114221

There is provided a computer-implemented method for making a payment transaction. The method comprises receiving (510) payment information from a first party of the transaction, the payment information including a first portion of authentication information of a financial instrument from which the payment is to be made; determining (520) a second portion of the authentication information; determining (530) the authentication information of the financial instrument based on the first portion and the second portion of the authentication information; and causing (540) the payment to be made from the financial instrument by using the authentication information.

SYSTEM FOR CANCER DIAGNOSIS

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180114320

Certain aspects of an apparatus and method for automatic ER/PR scoring of tissue samples may include for determining a cancer diagnosis score comprising identifying a positive stained nucleus in a slide image of the tissue sample, identifying a negative stained nucleus in the slide image, computing a proportion score based on number of the positive stained nucleus identified and number of the negative stained nucleus identified and determining the cancer diagnosis score based on the proportion.

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONDUCTING TRADE EXCHANGE PURCHASE AND SALE TRANSACTIONS USING PARTIAL VIRTUAL CURRENCY AND PARTIAL CASH PAYMENTS

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180114268

In one aspect, a virtual-currency barter network process includes a step that provides, with a server of the virtual-currency barter network, a first web page comprising a commercial object for sale, wherein the commercial object is purchasable using a virtual currency/cash hybrid transaction, and wherein the web page comprises a virtual barter button. The process includes a step that detects that a buyer clicks on the virtual barter button. The process includes a step that provides a second web page comprising a set of payment options input elements. The process includes a step that receives, via the payment options input elements, a ratio of a virtual currency portion and a cash portion of the virtual currency/cash hybrid transaction. The process includes a step that determines that the buyer has sufficient virtual currency funds within the virtual-currency barter network to satisfy the virtual currency portion of the virtual currency/cash hybrid transaction. The process includes a step that determines that the buyer has a sufficient cash funds within the virtual-currency barter network to satisfy the cash portion of the virtual currency/cash hybrid transaction. The process includes a step that receives an acceptance from the seller of the virtual currency/cash hybrid transaction. The process includes a step that purchasing the commercial object with the virtual currency portion and the cash portion of the virtual currency/cash hybrid transaction.

Timeline-Video Relationship Processing for Alert Events

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180115788

A method at a server system includes: receiving a video stream from a remote video camera, wherein the video stream comprises a plurality of video frames; selecting a plurality of non-contiguous frames from the video stream, the plurality of non-contiguous frames being associated with a predetermined time interval; encoding the plurality of non-contiguous frames as a compressed video segment associated with the time interval; receiving a request from an application running on a client device to review video from the remote video camera for the time interval; and in response to the request, transmitting the video segment to the client device for viewing in the application.

JOIN WITH FORMAT MODIFICATION BY EXAMPLE

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180113848

A computing device is provided comprising a processor configured to select at least one pair of elements, including an element in a source column of the first table and an element in a target column of the second table. The processor may detect that the elements are in different formats. For at least one element, the processor may apply a predetermined mapping to a common format. The processor may modify at least one element to have the same format as the other, and may generate an example including the modified pair. The processor may programmatically generate a script that, when performed on the selected elements, produces a value consistent with the example. For the script with output matching the elements of the target column, the processor may convey the output for display, and may join the tables at least in part by performing the script on the source column.

PROXY SYSTEM FOR SECURELY PROVISIONING COMPUTING RESOURCES IN CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180115551

A computer process includes, but is not limited to, obtaining cloud credential data for accessing one or more cloud accounts of a cloud computing system having one or more computing resources available for provisioning to one or more client machines; establishing at least one proxy account associated with the one or more cloud accounts of the cloud computing system, the at least one proxy account including at least proxy credential data and access to at least one provisioning policy, the at least one provisioning policy including one or more provisioning constraints with respect to provisioning the one or more computing resources which one or more provisioning constraints are not present in the one or more cloud accounts; and applying the one or more provisioning constraints of the at least one provisioning policy with respect to all provisioning requests of the one or more client machines that originate via the at least one proxy account to limit provisioning of the one or more computing resources that would otherwise be available from the cloud computing system via the one or more cloud accounts.

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180114764

The present disclosure provides a method for manufacturing a semiconductor structure. The semiconductor structure includes a substrate; a pad disposed over the substrate; a first passivation disposed over the substrate, partially covering the pad, and including a protrusion protruded from the first passivation and away from the substrate; a conductive layer disposed over the first passivation and a portion of the pad exposed from the first passivation; and a second passivation disposed over the conductive layer, wherein the conductive layer disposed over the protrusion is exposed from the second passivation.

DIGITAL THERMAL BINDER AND POWDER PRINTING

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180111390

A method of forming a digital print on a surface (2) by applying powder of dry ink (15) including colourants (7) on the surface, bonding a part of the dry ink (15) powder to the surface (2) by a digital heating print head (80) such that the digital print is formed by the bonded dry ink colourants (7) and removing non-bonded dry ink (15) from the surface (2).

MOUNTING STRUCTURE OF COMPRESSOR OF REFRIGERATOR AND MOUNTING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180112908

A mounting structure of a compressor for a refrigerator that includes: a base on which the compressor is mounted; a compressor that includes: a main body, and an ear mount that is coupled to the main body and that is configured to mount on the base; a post that is coupled to the base, that extends upwardly from the base, and that is configured to couple to the ear mount; a vibration absorber that is interposed between the ear mount and the base and that is configured to absorb vibration of the compressor; a stopper that is configured to restrict the ear mount from departing from the post; and an inner ear mount that includes a hole that is open toward a first direction, wherein the compressor is inserted into the machine room in the first direction, is disclosed.

VEHICLE ALL-WHEEL DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180111479

A vehicle includes a driveshaft, first axle, second axle, first clutch, second clutch, and controller. The driveshaft is selectively coupled to outputs of the first and second axles by the first and second clutches, respectively. The controller is programmed to, in response to a command to reconnect the driveshaft to the outputs of the first and second axles, close the second clutch to transfer loads from the second axle to the driveshaft, adjust the slip speed of the first clutch to within a target range, and close the first clutch.

(R)-PIRLINDOLE AND ITS PHARMACEUTICALLY ACCEPTABLE SALTS FOR USE IN MEDICINE

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180111944

(R)-pirlindole or its pharmaceutically acceptable salts, as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same for use in the therapeutic treatment and prevention of pain.

AIR CONDITIONER

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180112898

An air conditioner includes a stainless steel pipe having one end connected to a compressor and the other end connected to a refrigeration cycle component to form a single pipe between the compressor and the refrigeration cycle component, the stainless steel pipe partially having a corrugated part to attenuate vibration transferred from the compressor to the refrigeration cycle component, wherein the corrugated part is integrally formed with the other portion of the stainless steel pipe as at least a portion of the stainless steel pipe is processed.

GENOTOXICITY ASSAY WITH CYTOPLASM BOUNDARY LABELING

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180113120

A method of detecting chromosomal damage in a subject is described that includes the steps of stimulating proliferation of the lymphocytes of a blood sample from a subject by contacting them with a labeled mitogen; growing the stimulated lymphocytes in cell culture; contacting the lymphocytes with a mitotic arrest agent to arrest the lymphocytes as binucleate lymphocytes; staining the lymphocytes with a DNA binding dye; detecting labeled mitogen to define the cytoplasm boundary of binucleated lymphocytes; counting the micronuclei in one or more binucleated lymphocytes to obtain an observed micronuclei value; and determining the level of chromosomal damage in the subject by comparing the observed micronuclei value with a control micronuclei value. The method can be used to conduct biological dosimetry on subjects who are suspected of having been exposed to radiation.

L.I.V LEGAL INFORMATION VISORS

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180111450

L.I.V is a hard plastic automobile visor fully equipped with built in camera 12 MP, f/1.8, 28 mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash video 2160p@30 fps, 1080p@30/60/120 fps, 720p@240 fps, Live feed , Blu-Tooth, 10 in HD Plasma screen , LED LIGHTS , WITH CLEAR HARD PLASTIC ID AND INSURANCE INFO DISPLAY HOLDER.

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO FACILITATE AN ONLINE PROMOTION RELATING TO A NETWORK-BASED MARKETPLACE

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180114230

A method and system to facilitate an online promotion in a network-based marketplace. A user-provided election to participate in the online promotion is recorded on a client machine associated with a user. Responsive to a trigger event, a determination of the user-provided election as recorded on the client machine associated with the user is made. The determination causes a presentation of the online promotion if so elected.

SENSOR PACKAGE WITH DOUBLE-SIDED CAPACITOR ATTACH ON SAME LEADS AND METHOD OF FABRICATION

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180113001

A sensor package includes a lead frame, a sensor component, and first and second capacitors. The lead frame has a sensor mounting area and first and second leads. The sensor mounting area, the first lead, and the second lead are characterized by a first side and a second side. The sensor component is attached to the first side of the sensor mounting area of the lead frame. The first capacitor is interconnected between the first and second leads, with the first capacitor being attached to the first side of each of the leads. The second capacitor is interconnected between the first and second leads, with the second capacitor being attached to the second side of each of the leads. The first and second capacitors are arranged in stacked relation with one another on opposing sides of the leads, and the sensor component and capacitors are located in a single housing.

PULLING A SEMICONDUCTOR SINGLE CRYSTAL ACCORDING TO THE CZOCHRALSKI METHOD AND SILICA GLASS CRUCIBLE SUITABLE THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180112327

In a known method for pulling a semiconductor single crystal according to the Czochralski method, a semiconductor melt is produced in a silica glass crucible and the semiconductor single crystal is pulled from said melt. The inner wall of the silica glass crucible and the exposed melt surface are in contact with one another and with a respective melt atmosphere in the region of a contact zone running radially around the crucible inner wall, and primary oscillations of the melt are triggered in said contact zone. On this basis, in order to provide a method characterised by reduced melt vibrations and in particular by a simple, short accretion process, according to the invention primary oscillations are triggered which differ from one another in their frequency.

COMMUNICATION DEVICE MOUNTING POSITION DETERMINATION SYSTEM AND DETERMINATION APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180111429

A communication device mounting position determination system and apparatus are provided configured to limit where a device can be installed in a vehicle. An ECU transmits an LF signal from an LF antenna to sensor units. The sensor units receive and detect the signal strength. The sensor units transmit a UHF signal to the ECU having information including the signal strength of the LF signal. The ECU detects the signal strength of the UHF signals. For example, on the basis of the signal strength of the LF signal, the ECU makes a determination as to which of the wheels is the transmission source of the UHF signal, with respect to the left-right direction of the body of the vehicle. Further, on the basis of the signal strength of the UHF signal received by the ECU, the ECU makes the determination with respect to the front-rear direction of the vehicle.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BEACON BASED DEVICE LOGIN

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180113654

A system and method beacon-based document processing device login and job handling includes a beacon configured to broadcast device identification data and a network interface network interface configured to receive user identification data from an associated, portable data device responsive to receipt of the user identification data from the beacon. A processor enables document processing hardware in accordance with received user identification data and generates indicia on the display corresponding to at least one electronic document corresponding to the user identification data. An input receives user selection data corresponding to the indicia and the processor completes a document processing operation on the at least one electronic document in accordance with received user selection data.

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR INCREASING SECURITY AT EDGE NODES

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180115522

A machine implemented method for protecting at least one edge node in a network of nodes is provided. The method comprising: communicatively coupling said at least one edge node with a proxy node; providing an application for said at least one edge node in an isolated area associated with said at least one edge node at said proxy node; determining that an update for said at least one edge node is required; increasing a reboot frequency of said at least one edge node following said determination that an update is required; and increasing a reboot frequency of said proxy node following said determination that an update is required.

TIME-SERIES ANALYTICS FOR CONTROL VALVE HEALTH ASSESSMENT

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180112795

Securing communications from a process plant to a remote system includes a data diode disposed there between that allows data to egress from the plant but prevents ingress of data into the plant and its associated systems. Process plant data from the secure communications is then analyzed to detect conditions occurring at process plant entities in the process plant using various machine learning techniques. When the process plant entity is a valve, the mode of operation for the valve is determined and a different analysis is applied for each mode in which a valve operates. Additionally, the process plant data for each valve is compared to other valves in the same process plant, enterprise, industry, etc. Accordingly, the health of each of the valves is ranked relative to each other and the process plant data for each valve is displayed in a side-by-side comparison.

METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF CHF AND AF WITH SHORT RR INTERVAL TIME SERIES USING ELECTROCARDIOGRAM

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180110432

A method for automatic detection of CHF and AF with 12-bit RR interval time series using an electrocardiogram by using normalized RMSSD, sample entropy, and Shannon entropy, includes: (a) testing the electrocardiogram according to time from a subject; (b) calculating normalized RMSSD of data obtained at step (a); (c) calculating sample entropy value of the data obtained at step (a); (d) calculating Shannon entropy value for each of sections divided at step (a); and (e) comparing the normalized RMSSD, the sample entropy, and the Shannon entropy values calculated at steps (a),(b), and (c), and detecting CHF and AF.

Inductive Component and Method for Producing an Inductive Component

Pub Date: 2018-04-26

Pub Number: US20180114625

An inductive component and a method for producing an inductive component are disclosed. In an embodiment the inductive component includes a mounting device, a magnetic core, at least one winding of a wire wound around the magnetic core and a latching device, wherein the core is secured to the mounting device by the latching device.