Total 7422 patents for "2018-05-10"

GENERATING EFFICIENT, STYLIZED MESH DEFORMATIONS USING A PLURALITY OF INPUT MESHES

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180130256

The present disclosure includes methods and systems for manipulating digital models based on user input. In particular, disclosed systems and methods can generate modified meshes in real time based on a plurality of input meshes and user manipulation of one or more control points. For example, one or more embodiments of the disclosed systems and methods generate modified meshes from a plurality of input meshes based on a combined shape-space, deformation interpolation measure. Moreover, in one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods utilize an as-rigid-as-possible-deformation measure to combine input meshes into a modified mesh. Further, the disclosed systems and methods can variably combine input shapes over different portions of a modified mesh, providing increased expressiveness while reducing artifacts and increasing computing efficiency.

SMART SUNSHADE FOR A VEHICLE WINDOW

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180128044

A system for reducing sunlight shining into a vehicle includes a window having an array of liquid crystals switchable between a transparent state and a shaded state. The system also includes an eye position sensor for detecting a location of eyes of a driver and an inertial measurement unit (IMU) for detecting a current heading of the vehicle. The system also includes an electronic control unit (ECU) that may determine a current location of the sun relative to the vehicle based on the current heading of the vehicle and a current time of day. The ECU may also select an area of the window to be shaded in order to reduce an amount of sunlight reaching the eyes of the driver and control liquid crystals within the selected area of the window to switch from the transparent state to the shaded state.

BARIUM-STRONTIUM-TITANIUM (BST) CAPACITOR CONFIGURATION METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180130608

A capacitor has a variable capacitance settable by a bias voltage. A method for setting the bias voltage including the steps of: (a) injecting a constant current to bias the capacitor; (b) measuring the capacitor voltage at the end of a time interval; (c) calculating the capacitance value obtained at the end of the time interval; (d) comparing this value with a desired value; and (e) repeating steps (a) to (d) so as long as the calculated value is different from the set point value. When calculated value matches the set point value; the measured capacitor voltage is stored as a bias voltage to be applied to the capacitor for setting the variable capacitance.

SOCKET STATE TRANSFER

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180131627

In response to receiving TCP inbound message packets from a remote node, a network node buffers the received TCP message packets in a receive queue. The network node forwards the inbound message packets to an application node. Socket states, excluding receive-queue contents, are sent to a backup node. In response to receiving acknowledgements corresponding to respective inbound message packets from the application node, the network node sends respective acknowledgements from the network node to the remote node.

Low Viscosity Transparent Polyamide

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180127581

A low viscosity and transparent polyamide and a method for making the same. The transparent polyamides comprise the reaction products of a fully hydrogenated dimer-acid; a second linear, saturated dicarboxylic acid; an alkylene diamine; a dipiperidine; optionally a second diamine different from the alkylene diamine; and optionally additives. The polyamides have low molten viscosity and high light transmittance.

REAMER FOR ANATOMIC ACETABULAR POSITIONING PROCEDURES

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180125506

A reamer for acetabular procedures comprises a hemispherical head portion, through-holes, a stem portion, a center hole, and a tool-engaging portion. The through-holes are bored through a shell portion of the hemispherical head portion. The stem portion extends from an inner peak portion of the hemispherical head portion and has a specific length. The center hole is bored through the stem portion and the shell portion of the hemispherical head portion. The tool-engaging portion is provided at an end portion of the stem portion and configured for engaging an external tool for spinning the reamer. A size of through-hole is proportional to a distance from the peak portion to the position of the specific through-hole. Each of the through-holes is for grinding a bone structure and removes the ground bone powder therethrough from an outside of the hemispherical head portion to an inside of the hemispherical head portion.

PARALLEL MAPPING OF CLIENT PARTITION MEMORY TO MULTIPLE PHYSICAL ADAPTERS

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180129522

Techniques are disclosed for performing input/output (I/O) requests to two or more physical adapters in parallel. An address for at least a first page associated with a virtual I/O request is mapped to an entry in a virtual translation control entry (TCE) table. A plurality of physical adapters required to service the virtual I/O request are identified. Upon determining, in each of the identified physical adapters, that an entry in the respective physical TCE table corresponding to the physical adapter is available, for each of the identified physical adapters, the entry in the virtual TCE table is mapped to an entry in the respective physical TCE table corresponding to the physical adapter, and a physical I/O request corresponding to each physical TCE table entry is issued to the respective physical adapter.

FinFET-Based Memory Testing Using Multiple Read Operations

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180130546

A test methodologies for detecting both known and potentially unknown FinFET-specific faults by way of implementing an efficient and reliable base set of March elements in which multiple sequential March-type read operations are performed immediately after logic values (i.e., logic-0 or logic-1) are written into each FinFET cell of a memory array. For example, a March-type write-1 operation is performed, followed immediately by multiple sequentially-executed March-type read-1 operations, then a March-type write-0 operation is performed followed immediately by multiple sequentially-executed March-type read-0 operations. An optional additional March-type read-0 operation is performed before the March-type write-1 operation, and an optional additional March-type read-1 operation is performed before the March-type write-0 operation. The write-1-multiple-read-1 and write-0-multiple-read-0 sequences are performed using one or both of an increasing address order and a decreasing address order.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FLYBACK POWER CONVERTERS WITH SWITCHING FREQUENCY AND PEAK CURRENT ADJUSTMENTS

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180131284

System and method for regulating a power converter. The system includes a comparator configured to receive a first signal and a second signal and generate a comparison signal based on at least information associated with the first signal and the second signal. The first signal is associated with at least an output current of a power converter. Additionally, the system includes a pulse-width-modulation generator configured to receive at least the comparison signal and generate a modulation signal based on at least information associated with the comparison signal, and a driver component configured to receive the modulation signal and output a drive signal to a switch to adjust a primary current flowing through a primary winding of the power converter. The modulation signal is associated with a modulation frequency corresponding to a modulation period.

FLUSH PLATE

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180127965

Embodiments relate generally to flush plates having noncircular openings. In a specific example, the flush plate has a shark-fin shaped opening with an extending fin along a tail portion.

COMPRESSOR UNIT, HEAT SOURCE UNIT, AND AIR CONDITIONER

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180128505

A compressor unit for an air conditioner includes a compressor disposed in a first casing, and first and second heat source heat exchanger unit ports configured to connect the compressor unit to a heat source heat exchanger of a heat source heat exchanger unit of the air conditioner, the heat source heat exchanger being disposed in a second casing separate from the first casing and being configured to exchange heat with a heat source, first and second indoor unit ports configured to connect the compressor unit to an indoor heat exchanger of at least one indoor unit of the air conditioner, a first refrigerant piping fluidly connecting the first heat source heat exchanger unit port and the first indoor unit port, and a sub-cooling heat exchanger disposed inside the first casing and fluidly connected to the first refrigerant piping for heat transfer with the refrigerant to be flown through the first refrigerant piping.

TRANSFER APPARATUS, PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND TRANSFER METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180130688

A frame unit is transferred from a cassette to a predetermined position. The frame unit has a platelike workpiece, a tape attached to the workpiece, and a ring frame supporting a peripheral portion of the tape. The apparatus includes a holding unit for the frame unit, a moving unit for the holding unit, and a control unit. The holding unit includes a pair of gripping portions for gripping a front portion of the ring frame at two separate positions, and an abutting portion adapted to abut against the outer circumference of the ring frame. The ring frame is gripped, partially drawn from the cassette, and released. The abutting portion is brought into abutment against the outer circumference of the ring frame so as to move the ring frame into the cassette. The ring frame is gripped again, raised, and transferred to the predetermined position.

NATURAL COCOA ALTERNATIVE AND METHODS OF PRODUCING SAME

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180125107

A cocoa alternative or enhancer, made from roasted green banana flour, for use in a wide variety of food products. The cocoa alternative/enhancer can provide a variety of sensory attributes including aromas, flavors and textures that can be altered and controlled by careful manipulation of the roasting process.

Tunable Waveguide Devices

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180131158

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including a laser including a layer having first and second regions, the first region including a void; a mirror section provided on the layer, the mirror section including a waveguide core, at least part of the waveguide core is provided over at least a portion of the void; a first grating provided on the waveguide core; a first cladding layer provided between the layer and the waveguide core and supported by the second region of the layer; a second cladding layer provided on the waveguide core; and a heat source configured to change a temperature of at least one of the waveguide core and the grating, where an optical mode propagating in the waveguide core of the mirror section does not incur substantial loss due to interaction with portions of the mirror section above and below the waveguide core.

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING PROCESS

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180130759

A semiconductor package includes a semiconductor substrate structure, a semiconductor die and an encapsulant. The semiconductor substrate structure includes a dielectric structure, a first patterned conductive layer, a first insulation layer and a conductive post. The first patterned conductive layer is embedded in the dielectric structure. The first insulation layer is disposed on the dielectric structure. The conductive post connects to the first patterned conductive layer and protrudes from the first insulation layer. The first insulation layer has a greater thickness at a position closer to the conductive post. The semiconductor die is electrically connected to the conductive post. The encapsulant covers the semiconductor die and at least a portion of the semiconductor substrate structure.

CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR A BASE STATION FOR TRANSMITTING ENERGY TO A RECEIVER BY MEANS OF AN ELECTRIC RESONANT CIRCUIT, EVALUATION DEVICE, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180131230

Exemplary embodiments relate to a control circuit (202) for a base station (204) for transmitting energy to a receiver (206) by means of an electric resonant circuit (208; 300). The control circuit (202) comprises an evaluation device (210) which is designed to compare energy that has been transmitted to a receiver resonant circuit (212) of the receiver (206) with an energy set value. The control circuit (202) is designed to alter the energy input into the receiver resonant circuit (212) of the receiver (206) by altering a resonant frequency of the resonant circuit (208; 300) on the basis of the result of the comparison.

SYSTEM AND CALIBRATION, REGISTRATION, AND TRAINING METHODS

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180126553

A method for manipulating a multi-link robotic arm includes: at a first time, recording a first optical image through an optical sensor arranged proximal a distal end of the robotic arm proximal an end effector; detecting a global reference feature in a first position in the first optical image; virtually locating a global reference frame based on the first position of the global reference feature in the first optical image; calculating a first pose of the end effector within the global reference frame at approximately the first time based on the first position of the global reference feature in the first optical image; and driving a set of actuators within the robotic arm to move the end effector from the first pose toward an object keypoint, the object keypoint defined within the global reference frame and representing an estimated location of a target object within range of the end effector.

AN OIL LUBRICATED COMMON RAIL DIESEL PUMP

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180128226

An oil lubricated common rail diesel pump includes a pumping assembly and a drivetrain assembly. The pumping assembly includes a pump housing and a plunger mounted along a pumping axis. The drivetrain assembly includes a driveshaft and a cam mounted within a first chamber of a drivetrain housing. The plunger is arranged for reciprocating linear movement along the pumping axis within a second chamber of the housing upon rotation of the cam. The drivetrain assembly also includes a guide mounted within the housing between the cam and the plunger and being adapted to receive a cam follower. At least the housing is adapted to be substantially filled with oil in use and the guide includes at least one flow passage communicating between the first chamber and the second chamber.

SUBSTITUTED 1H-IMIDAZO[4,5-b]PYRIDIN-2(3H)-ONES AND THEIR USE AS GLUN2B RECEPTOR MODULATORS

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180125826

Substituted 1H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-2(3H)-ones as NR2B receptor ligands. Such compounds may be used in NR2B receptor modulation and in pharmaceutical compositions and methods for the treatment of disease states, disorders, and conditions mediated by NR2B receptor activity.

Internet-Wide Scheduling of Transactions

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180131786

A method and system for distributing content on a network through network-wide transactions is disclosed. The method and system monitors the network using triggered measurement of the performance of an element of the network, dynamically computing, based on the monitoring, the regions of the network with available performance capacity for the transaction to proceed at a given time, determining, based on the computing, a scheduled time for the transaction to proceed, and distributing the content according to a schedule related to the scheduled time.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING A COMPUTER ASSISTED ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL PROCEDURE

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180130001

A computer assisted surgery system includes a controller configured to display images of the surgical procedure according to a workflow plan. The controller is configured to retrieve data and determine the workflow plan based on the data. The controller may also be configured to record and store data related to the surgical procedure on, for example, a hospital network.

THERMALLY TUNABLE OPTOELECTRONIC MODULES

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180129013

A thermally tunable optoelectronic module includes a light emitting assembly operable to emit light of a particular wavelength or range of wavelengths. The light emitting assembly is disposed to a temperature-dependent wavelength shift. The thermally tunable optoelectronic module further includes an optical assembly aligned to the light emitting assembly, and separated from the light emitting assembly by an alignment distance. The thermally tunable optoelectronic module further includes a thermally tunable spacer disposed between the optical assembly and the light-emitting assembly, the thermally tunable spacer is operable to counteract the temperature-dependent wavelength shift.

INTERPOSER TRANSMISSION LINE USING MULTIPLE METAL LAYERS

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180130780

An interposer includes transmission lines formed of multiple metal layers disposed in a stack orthogonal to a plane formed by a primary surface of a substrate upon which the interposer is mounted. The use of multiple metal layers to form the transmission lines results in each transmission line having a height, or thickness, that is at least equal to the width of the transmission line. By using multiple metal layers, a transmission line can be formed having a height or thickness that is more than twice or more than three times the width of the transmission line.

SPATIALLY DITHERED HIGH-RESOLUTION DISPLAYS

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180130400

A high-resolution display includes a display substrate having an array of light-emitting display pixels disposed thereon for displaying an image comprising an array of image pixels. The total number of display pixels in the array of light-emitting display pixels is less than and evenly divides the total number of image pixels in the image in at least one dimension. An actuator physically moves a display substrate and light-emitting display pixels in one or two dimensions in a direction parallel to a surface of the display substrate. A controller controls the light-emitting operation of display pixels and controls physical location of the display pixels. In some embodiments, a controller controls an actuator to spatially interpolate the spatial location of display pixels at successive times and controls the light-emitting operation of display pixels to display a different subset of the image pixels at each successive time.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOVING BACKGROUND NOISE FROM PHOTOACOUSTIC IMAGE

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180125373

Disclosed is a method of removing a background noise from a photoacoustic image, the method including applying an ultrasonic signal to a target absorbing body having a multi-modal microbubble contrast agent injected thereinto and receiving the ultrasonic signal reflected by the target absorbing body in order to acquire an ultrasonic image, when a photoacoustic signal is generated from the target absorbing body having the multi-modal microbubble contrast agent injected thereinto as the result of absorbing a laser pulse applied to the target absorbing body, receiving the photoacoustic signal in order to acquire a photoacoustic image, applying a critical value to pixels corresponding to microbubbles in the ultrasonic image in order to generate a mask image, and removing a background noise generated from a non-target absorbing body, while maintaining the target absorbing body, from the photoacoustic image using the mask image.

HIGH AFFINITY CD47 ANALOGS

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180127480

High affinity CD47 reagents are provided, which (i) comprise at least one amino acid change relative to the wild-type protein; and (ii) have an increased affinity for a SIRP relative to the wild-type protein. Compositions and methods are provided for modulating phagocytosis in a mammal by administering a therapeutic dose of a pharmaceutical composition comprising a high affinity CD47 reagent, which blocks the physiological binding interaction between SIRP and a ligand, e.g., native CD47.

IRREVERSIBLE ELECTROPORATION USING TISSUE VASCULATURE TO TREAT ABERRANT CELL MASSES OR CREATE TISSUE SCAFFOLDS

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180125565

The present invention relates to the field of medical treatment of diseases and disorders, as well as the field of biomedical engineering. Embodiments of the invention relate to the delivery of Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) through the vasculature of organs to treat tumors embedded deep within the tissue or organ, or to decellularize organs to produce a scaffold from existing animal tissue with the existing vasculature intact. In particular, methods of administering non-thermal irreversible electroporation (IRE) in vivo are provided for the treatment of tumors located in vascularized tissues and organs. Embodiments of the invention further provide scaffolds and tissues from natural sources created using IRE ex vivo to remove cellular debris, maximize recellularization potential, and minimize foreign body immune response. The engineered tissues can be used in methods of treating subjects, such as those in need of tissue replacement or augmentation.

APPARATUS FOR WAVELENGTH CONVERSION

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180128452

There is provided an apparatus for wavelength conversion, comprising a wavelength converter, a first reflector, a second reflector, a third reflector, and a first lens. The first reflector has a curvature and is configured to reflect a plurality of input light beams onto the second reflector. The second reflector is configured to reflect the input light onto the third reflector. The first lens is disposed between the wavelength converter and the third reflector. The third reflector is configured to reflect the input light through the first lens and onto the wavelength converter, which is then excited to emit an emitted light. The first lens is configured to receive at least a portion of the emitted light, reduce its divergence, and at least partially transmit it to form an output light propagating towards the third reflector, which is configured to at least partially transmit the output light.

MOLECULES HAVING CERTAIN PESTICIDAL UTILITIES, AND INTERMEDIATES, COMPOSITIONS, AND PROCESSES RELATED THERETO

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180125072

This disclosure relates to the field of molecules having pesticidal utility against pests in phyla Nematoda, Arthropoda, and/or Mollusca, processes to produce such molecules and intermediates used in such processes, compositions containing such molecules, and processes of using such molecules against such pests. These molecules may be used, for example, as nematicides, acaricides, insecticides, miticides, and/or molluscicides. This document discloses molecules having the following formula (Formula One and Formula Two).

APPLIANCE INTEGRAL AND ANCILLARY TO THE FUNCTION OF A FOOT APPAREL.

Pub Date: 2018-05-10

Pub Number: US20180132022

This invention describes a lace pinching appliance, to eliminate bow tie knotting which secures a foot apparel in place, and hosts a platform supporting a multi-function means of communication.