Total 8898 patents for "2018-05-03"

SEAT PROVIDED WITH ARMREST

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180118069

The present disclosure describes, in an armrest capable of being displaced between a stored position and a deployed position, a vehicular seat capable of preventing foreign matter from entering the interior thereof through a gap formed between the armrest (in particular, the vicinity of the center of displacement thereof) and a mounted portion. The present disclosure relates to a vehicular seat provided with an armrest. Both ends of a first shaft are pivotably supported by first holes formed in a plurality of guide members, and both ends of a second shaft are inserted into second holes to be movable along the holes. Between a side surface side of the armrest and the guide members, a plate member which covers at least a part of the second holes is provided.

CHIP RESISTOR AND MOUNTING STRUCTURE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180122536

A chip resistor with a reduced thickness is provided. The chip resistor includes an insulating substrate, a resistor embedded in the substrate, a first electrode electrically connected to the resistor, and a second electrode electrically connected to the resistor. The first electrode and the second electrode are spaced apart from each other in a lateral direction that is perpendicular to the thickness direction of the substrate.

HI-RAIL DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180118236

There is described a hi-rail device comprising a cam assembly, an axle assembly and a locking pin. The cam assembly comprises a guiding slot which comprises a plurality of contiguous segments extending as a broken line, e.g., in a flattened M shape, wherein a first one and a last one of the contiguous segments extend in a downward slope with respect to a horizon. The locking pin inserted in the guiding slot and movable in translation within the guiding slot in which it is inserted. The axle assembly, in which the locking pin is inserted, has a weight applied on the locking pin which locks the locking pin in the lower end or the upper end of the guiding slot if the locking pin is in the first one or the last one of the four contiguous segments and no other force is applied thereonto.

FERROELECTRIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY (FERAM) ARRAY WITH SEGMENTED PLATE LINES THAT ARE ELECTRICALLY-ISOLATED FROM EACH OTHER

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180122451

A ferroelectric random access memory (FeRAM) array includes (a) a first section of FeRAM cells sharing a first plate line and a word line; and (b) a second section of FeRAM cells sharing a second plate line and the word line, wherein the first plate line and the second plate line are electrically unconnected, and wherein only the first section of FeRAM cells or the second section of FeRAM cells, but not both, are selected for a read operation at any given time. In each section of the FeRAM cells, a plate line selection cell connects the corresponding plate line to a plate line selection line. Each FeRAM cell in each section is read or written over a pair of bit lines running in a direction transverse to the word line of the section, and the plate line selection line runs along a direction parallel to the bit lines.

AQUEOUS DISPERSION, COATING FILM, AND COATED ARTICLE

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180118969

Provided is an aqueous dispersion capable of providing a coating film excellent in solvent resistance, stain resistance, and adhesion to a base material. The invention relates to an aqueous dispersion including a particulate polymer composite; a polyisocyanate compound; and water. The particulate polymer composite includes a fluoropolymer (A) and an acrylic polymer (B). Either or both of the fluoropolymer (A) and the acrylic polymer (B) contain a hydroxyl group and a hydrolyzable silyl group.

MINIATURE TELEPHOTO LENS ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180120541

An optical lens assembly includes five lens elements and provides a TTL/EFL1.0. In an embodiment, the focal length of the first lens element f1TTL/2, an air gap between first and second lens elements is smaller than half the second lens element thickness, an air gap between the third and fourth lens elements is greater than TTL/5 and an air gap between the fourth and fifth lens elements is smaller than about 1.5 times the fifth lens element thickness. All lens elements may be aspheric.

REMOVAL DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180117499

The present invention relates to a removal device for removing gas bubbles and/or dirt particles from a liquid in a liquid conduit system or for removing a second liquid from a first liquid in the conduit system. The removal device includes a main channel for a main flow, the main channel having an entry and an exit which are configured to be connected to the conduit system, a housing which defines an inner space, at least one supply channel extending from the main channel to the inner space, at least one return channel extending from the inner space back to the main channel, directly or indirectly via a return chamber, at least one quiet zone in the inner space in which in use the liquid has a substantially smaller velocity than in the main channel. The quiet zone is configured to allow dirt particles or a relatively heavy liquid to settle at a lower end of the housing and/or gas bubbles or a relatively light liquid to rise to an upper end of the housing. The removal device further comprises means to remove dirt particles or relatively heavy liquid, and/or gas or relatively light liquid out of the housing.

SILICONE ADHESIVE COMPOSITION AND AN ADHESIVE TAPE

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180118988

One of the purposes of the present invention is to provide a silicone adhesive composition which provides an adhesive layer having an excellent antistatic property and which has an excellent strength of bond to a tape substrate and, therefore, when an adhesive tape or film having the adhesive layer is peeled from a tape-stuck body, less residual adhesive occurs on the tape-stuck body. The other purpose of the present invention is to provide a silicone adhesive composition which cures well by heating for a short time, particularly for less than 5 minutes, to provide an adhesive layer having an excellent antistatic property. The present invention first provides a silicone adhesive composition comprising (A) an addition reaction-curable silicone, (B1) a compound having at least two unsaturated hydrocarbon groups and two (poly)oxyalkylene residues in one molecule, and (C) an ionic liquid containing no lithium. The present invention secondly provides a silicone adhesive composition comprising (A) an addition reaction-curable silicone, (B) a compound having at least one unsaturated hydrocarbon group and at least one (poly)oxyalkylene residue in one molecule, (C) an ionic liquid containing no lithium and (e) a platinum group metal catalyst which is not a complex with a compound having an unsaturated hydrocarbon bond.

THREE-SPRING RAM AIR TURBINE ACTUATOR

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180119772

A ram air turbine (RAT) actuator can include an actuator housing, an actuator rod configured to move relative to the actuator housing through several positions, and a first biasing member, a second biasing member, and a third biasing member positioned and configured to bias the actuator rod relative to the actuator housing. The first biasing member biases the actuator rod from a first position through a second position, the second biasing member biases the actuator rod from the first position through a third position, and the third biasing member biases the actuator rod from the first position through a fourth position. The three biasing members can be configured to bias a ram air turbine against an uplock hook with sufficient force to eliminate vibrational damage to the uplock hook while in the first position.

Compositions containing protein loaded exosome and methods for preparing and delivering the same

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180117117

The present invention relates to a method for the mass-production of exosome comprising a cargo protein, a vector for preparing the exosome, exosome including a cargo protein prepared by the method, and a method for loading the cargo protein to cytosol by using the exosome prepared thereby. According to the method for preparing an exosome comprising a cargo protein provided by the present invention, the exosome loaded with a cargo protein can be produced with a high yield, so that it can be used broadly in the treatment of disease using the exosome.

EARPIECE WITH IN-EAR ELECTRODES

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180116514

In some embodiments, an electronic device for monitoring EEG data, may include one or more of the following features: (a) a housing, (b) a processor disposed within the housing, (c) at least one sensor operatively connected to the processor, (d) at least two EEG electrodes operatively connected to the processor and positioned on the housing for receiving EEG signals from an ear surface, and (e) a plurality of EEG electrodes, wherein the processor measures the impedance of the plurality of EEG electrodes.

SAND CONTROL FILTER ASSEMBLY WITH MULTILAYER WOVEN WIRE FILTER MESH AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180119526

A sand control filter assembly and method for its manufacture. Multiple filter layers of a woven wire mesh arc wrapped directly onto the outer circumference of a perforated base pipe. A perforated shroud is slid over the outermost filter layer, and the assembly is run through a die to swage the shroud tightly over the multiple filter layers, thereby holding the filter layers in place and sealing their ends. In an embodiment, the woven filter mesh may be a volumetric mesh having irregular ridges and valleys to further enhance drainage.

Lookthrough Compression Arrangement

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180123314

An apparatus and process for pumping laser media by an optical pump over a 10 nanosecond period and thereafter time compressing the energy into an extraction pulse and focusing onto a target with a final 1 nanosecond irradiation time are disclosed. The exciting pump pulses are directed into a lookthrough compression arrangement wherein they energize a stimulated scattering process in low pressure (about 1 atmosphere) gaseous media and impinge in an off axis backward geometry. The extraction pulse is formed and directed towards the target with the appropriate information (color, phase, desired irradiance pattern) impressed on it at relatively low energy by manipulation with conventional, solid material optical elements. Once formed, it traverses the gaseous media, is amplified, and proceeds through a vacuum transition section and onto the target. After the injection of the extraction pulse into the lookthrough compression arrangement, it is amplified in the gaseous media by conversion of the pump energy, coupled through the scattering process. The media and the pump and extraction pulses are tailored to give high energy gain to the input optical pulse, high output fluence, good beam quality (high fidelity amplification to the desired temporal and spatial shape), and time compression. Once injected into the entrance to the first section by the material elements, the extraction pulse proceeds through shutter areas that separate different media regions and encounter no further solid material optical elements as it travels to the target. The focus on the target is impressed before amplification and time compression from the pump pulses and results in a very high brightness irradiance of the target. The desired spatial pattern of irradiance on the target is likewise formed with material elements and then imaged onto the target. Fluences some 2-3 orders of magnitude above those available under the conventional art may be thus obtained with an output brightness better by some six orders of magnitude.

NOVEL POLYPEPTIDES

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180118841

The present invention provides bispecific polypeptides, such as bispecific antibodies, comprising a first binding domain capable of specifically binding to a first T cell target, and a second binding domain capable of specifically binding to a second T cell target, wherein the first and second T cell targets are different targets. The invention further provides compositions of said bispecific polypeptides, as well as methods and uses of the same. The first and/or second T cell target may be selected from the group consisting of OX40, CTLA-4, CD137, CD27, GITR and CD28.

PLUG-IN ENERGY STORAGE BATTERIES AND NETWORKED PLUG-IN ENERGY STORAGE BATTERIES

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180123375

In an example embodiment, a battery unit comprises a battery unit housing; and a battery unit circuit. In this example embodiment, the battery unit housing contains at least a portion of the battery unit circuit, and the battery unit circuit further comprises: a battery cell, an inverter to control the charging and discharging of the battery cell, a processor to provide control signals to the inverter for controlling the charging and discharging of the battery cell, and one of: a power plug for coupling to and uncoupling from a power outlet assembly, and a luminaire base for coupling to and uncoupling from a luminaire socket in a light fixture. In this example embodiment, the battery unit is rated at less than or equal to 2400 Volt-Amperes. The battery unit may further comprise a transceiver.

APPARATUS THAT AUTOMATICALLY MANEUVERS A WHEELCHAIR RELATIVE TO A VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180120860

The disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus to automatically maneuver a wheelchair relative to a vehicle. The vehicle has a first sensor arrangement comprising at least one sensor, and the wheelchair has a second sensor arrangement comprising at least one sensor. The automatic maneuver is carried out both on the basis of sensor signals from the first sensor arrangement and on the basis of sensor signals from the second sensor arrangement.

ADJUSTABLE CHILD CARRIER WITH MULTIPLE CARRY ORIENTATIONS

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180116426

An adjustable child carrier includes an adjustable bucket seat that can be adjusted to accommodate children of a wide range of sizes. The child carrier includes one or more adjustments that work alone or in cooperation to adjust the depth and width of the bucket seat area provided by the child carrier. The carrier is capable of supporting children of various sizes in an ergonomic position appropriate for the child's size. The child carrier is adjustable for multiple carrying positions and orientations.

Dynamic Monitoring and Authorization of an Optimization Device

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180121634

Disclosed is a system and method for the monitoring and authorization of an optimization device in a network. In exemplary embodiments, an optimization device transmits an authorization request message to a portal to receive authorization to operate. The portal transmits an authorization response message to the optimization device with capability parameters for operation of the device, including at least one expiration parameter for the authorization. The optimization device sends updated authorization request messages to the portal with its device usage information, such that the portal can dynamically monitor the optimization device and continue to authorize its operation.

VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180119588

A vehicle includes a fuel cell, and an exhaust-drain pipe configured to temporarily accumulate water and exhaust gas discharged from the fuel cell. The exhaust-drain pipe includes a drain port provided on a bottom face portion of the exhaust-drain pipe and configured to discharge water accumulated in the exhaust-drain pipe to outside the vehicle, and a division plate provided on the bottom face portion of the exhaust-drain pipe so as to extend in a direction perpendicular to the vehicle front-rear direction, and the drain port are placed on a vehicle front side relative to the division plate.

ELECTROCHROMIC TOUCHSCREEN DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180121011

The invention pertains generally to an area encompassing transparent electrochromic devices and touchscreens. The invention relates to a device featuring both functions of flexible electrochromic films and touchscreens. The invention may be used as a basis for the operation of smart glass and information image displays. It can be employed in the fields of construction and automotive glazings, as it possesses the ability to change its optical state in response to the application of an electric field stimulus, and as such may be used in capacitive touchscreens.

CAN MODULE AND METHOD THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180121385

A CAN module comprising a bit duration compensation component arranged to generate a compensated transmit command signal for controlling the driver component to drive a dominant state on the CAN bus. The compensated transmit command signal comprises dominant bits of a compensated-bit duration T bit _ cp=T bit _ Tx+tc, wherein tc comprises a compensation offset derived at least partly from a difference between a transmit-bit duration of a digital transmit command signal and a receive-bit duration of a received data signal.

ENHANCING A DIGITAL IMAGE

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180122054

One or more embodiments of an image enhancement system enable a computing device to generate an enhanced digital image. In particular, a computing device can enhance a digital image including, for example, a photograph of a whiteboard, document, chalkboard, or other object having a uniform background. The computing device can determine modifications to apply to the digital image by minimizing an energy heuristic that both causes pixels of the digital image to change to a uniform color (e.g., white) and preserves gradients from the digital image. The computing device can further generate an enhanced digital image by applying the determined modifications to the digital image.

System and Apparatus for Virtual Reality Smart Inventory Management

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180121869

A system, method, and apparatus for logistics management. Inventory is received for storage at a physical storage location. The inventory is associated with an identifier. The inventory is stored in a location. The inventory is associated with the location. A system is updated with the inventory information including at least the identifier and the location for subsequent utilization. A virtual reality environment is shown to a number of users mirroring the physical storage location and movements of the inventory within the physical storage location.

PROVIDING INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS WITH A LIVE VIDEO PRESENTATION

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180124477

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for providing a call to action in connection with a live video stream. For example, systems and methods described herein enable a broadcaster to configure one or more benefits and one or more calls to action. Systems and methods described herein further provide the one or more calls to action in connection with a live video stream and based on the broadcaster's configurations. In response to a live video stream viewer correctly interacting with a provided call to action, systems and methods described herein provide a benefit to the viewer.

WAFER ALIGNMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OVERLAY MEASUREMENT

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180122678

A substrate alignment device includes a plurality of state detection units, each of which is configured to move from a standby position to a detection position for detecting a positional state of a substrate and return back from the detection position back to the standby position, and a multidimensional robot arm configured to receive and support the substrate, transfer the substrate to a substrate detection site, and adjust the substrate in at least one orientation or position according to the detected positional state of the substrate to position the substrate to a target position for overlay mark measurements.

CONTROLLING AN APPLICATION DEPENDENCY IDENTIFIER

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180124182

An application identifier control system controls an application dependency identification system to access request logs in one or more front end server systems that are providing access to a hosted application and identify dependencies. The dependencies are identified by identifying successful data access requests to an endpoint to be migrated, that originate from a separate, requesting application. A surfacing control system controls surfacing logic to surface the dependencies.

ELASTIC WAVE FILTER, MULTIPLEXER, DUPLEXER, HIGH-FREQUENCY FRONT END CIRCUIT, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180123565

A transmission filter includes five series resonators that include functional electrodes provided on a piezoelectric substrate, and connected in series with each other between a transmission input terminal and an antenna terminal, and parallel resonators. Frequency differences between the anti-resonant frequencies and the resonant frequencies of the series resonators other than the series resonator connected so as to be closest to the transmission input terminal and the series resonator connected so as to be closest to the antenna terminal are smaller than frequency differences of the series resonators, and anti-resonant frequencies of the series resonators are lower than the anti-resonant frequencies of the series resonators.

Techniques for Improving the Quality of Subjective Data

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180121730

In various embodiments, a subjective modeling engine mitigates inaccuracies in subjective content assessments. The subjective modeling engine generates a model that includes the subjective content assessments in addition to parameters for subjective scores and subjective factors. The subjective modeling engine initializes the parameters and then performs optimization operations that increase the likelihood that the optimized subjective scores compensate for the optimized subjective factors. Advantageously, because the subjective modeling engine jointly optimizes the subjective scores and the subjective factors, the optimized subjective scores provide unbiased and consistent digital content assessments.

Hybrid Tomato Variety H1422

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180116152

Hybrid tomato variety H1422 is described. The H1422 tomato variety is a ground-culture hybrid tomato variety suitable for machine harvest.

Method for Manufacturing Thin Film Transistor and Display Panel

Pub Date: 2018-05-03

Pub Number: US20180122839

In the present invention, a gate electrode is formed on a substrate surface, and an insulation film is formed on the substrate surface whereon the gate electrode has been formed. A first amorphous silicon layer is formed on the substrate surface whereon the insulation film has been formed. An energy beam is irradiated onto a plurality of required sites spaced from each other in the first amorphous silicon layer to transform each of the required sites into a polysilicon layer. Each of the required sites is situated on the upper side of the gate electrode and serves as a channel region between a source and a drain. This allows other sites, which are in the first amorphous silicon layer and related to the plurality of required sites, to also be irradiated by the energy beam and ablated so as to form at the other sites a cleared portion having a required shape. Thereafter, when a metal layer for the source electrode and the drain electrode is formed, the shape of the cleared portion, which is a recessed portion, is followed, thereby forming a depression in the metal layer. Consequently, the depression is used as an alignment mark, and the source electrode and the drain electrode are formed at appropriate positions on the upper side of the channel region.