Total 7471 patents for "2018-05-17"

INTEGRAL NAIL/DISK STRUCTURE FOR ELIMINATING EXPOSED ROOF NAILS

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180135319

An integral one-piece nail/disk structure which eliminates the need of having any exposed nails associated with a shingled roof, the nail/disk structure including a body member having a roofing nail incorporated or encapsulated therewithin and having color granules associated with at least a portion of the top surface of the body member. The nail/disk structure may include a sealant covering at least a portion of the bottom surface of the body member. The roofing nail is integrally formed with the body member.

SPATIAL, MULTI-MODAL CONTROL DEVICE FOR USE WITH SPATIAL OPERATING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180136734

A system comprising an input device includes a detector coupled to a processor. The detector detects an orientation of the input device. The input device has multiple modal orientations corresponding to the orientation. The modal orientations correspond to multiple input modes of a gestural control system. The detector is coupled to the gestural control system and automatically controls selection of an input mode in response to the orientation.

Bootstrapping Profile-Guided Compilation and Verification

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180136941

Apparatus and methods related providing application execution information (AEI) are provided. A server can receive a request to provide a software package for a particular software application. The server can determine composite AEI (CAEI) for the particular software application. The CAEI can include a composite list of software with data about software methods of the particular software application executed by a computing device other than the server. The server can extract particular AEI related to the particular software application from the CAEI. The particular AEI can provide compiler hints for compiling at least one software method predicted to be executed by the particular software application. The server can generate the software package, where the software package can include the particular software application and the particular AEI. The server can provide the software package.

WALL-MOUNTED WASHING MACHINE AND INSTALLATION METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180135222

A wall-mounted washing machine includes a rear panel mounted on a porous wall having a plurality of cavities, a tub connected to the rear panel and configured to store washing water, a drum rotatably installed in the tub and configured to wash washing objects, and a fastener unit having one end portion fixed to a fastening hole extending through the cavities of the porous wall and the other end portion configured to extend through the rear panel to fix the rear panel. A first thread is formed in one end portion of the fastener unit. A second thread having a smaller pitch than the first thread is formed in the other end portion of the fastener unit.

HIGH VOLTAGE COMPACT FUSE ASSEMBLY WITH MAGNETIC ARC DEFLECTION

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180138005

Fuse assemblies in the form of fuse blocks and fuse holders include embedded permanent magnet arc suppression features that facilitate higher voltage operation of fusible circuit protection without increasing the size of the fuse assemblies. The embedded magnets apply an external magnetic field upon an overcurrent protection fuse and produce an arc deflection force to enhance arc quenching capability of the fuse without increasing its form factor.

MID-SPAN CLAMP FOR AERIAL FIBER OPTICAL CABLE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180136428

A mid-span optical fiber cable support system is provided. The system includes a mid-span clamp system engaging a main span cable to support a mid-span later drop cable run. The mid-span clamping system includes a main span cable clamp engaging the main span cable, and a drop cable clamp engaging the drop cable. The drop cable clamp is supported from the main span cable such that the second portion of the drop cable extends away from the main span cable such that a load applied by the drop cable at the drop cable clamp is substantially perpendicular to the preferential bend axis of the main span cable. In addition, the main span cable clamp includes a bend strain reducing curved surface.

METHOD FOR DETECTING MUTANT DNA

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180135114

The present invention relates to a method for detecting of a mutant DNA using a probe, comprising:

ENDWALL ARC SEGMENTS WITH COVER ACROSS JOINT

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180135451

An article includes first and second endwall arc segments that include a gaspath side and airfoils on the gaspath side. Each of the first and second endwall arc segments include first and second circumferential mate faces. The first circumferential mate face of the first endwall arc segment forms a joint with the second circumferential mate face of the second endwall arc segment. A cover on the gaspath side spans across at least a portion of the joint.

AXIAL PRELOAD FOR DEMOUNTABLE CONNECTORS

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180136411

The present invention provides a spring bias that is particularly suited for use to preload a low profile ferrule of an optical connector. In accordance with the present invention, an axial preload is applied to a connector ferrule by a spring structure provided external of the connector. In one embodiment, spring structure is provided outside a plurality of optical fiber connectors, which provides axial preload of multiple ferrules. Each ferrule could be of the type that supports a plurality of optical fibers of a fiber cable. In one embodiment, the spring bias is effected by a planar flexure external of the connector. The ferrule is coupled to the planar flexure with its longitudinal axis through the center of the planar flexure. The planar flexure is structured with flexure members in a plane that are configured to not create any torque load on the ferrule, or if torque loading is present, insignificant torque load to cause misalignment of the ferrule, when the flexure flexes out of its nominal plane to create an axial preload on the ferrule. In another embodiment, a common yoke is applied to bias planar flexures against a plurality of ferrules, wherein a planar flexure is coupled to each ferrule connector. In a further embodiment of the present invention, instead of using planar flexures, a yoke is provided to apply an axial preload to all ferrule connectors coupled to the yoke, by means of a coil spring applied to center of the yoke, external of the ferrule connectors.

HIGHLY DURABLE TOWEL COMPRISING NON-WOOD FIBERS

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180135249

The present invention relates to tissue products comprising high yield hesperaloe fiber having improved wet performance, such as improved absorbency, CD Wet/Dry Ratio and CD Wet Durability. The addition of high yield hesperaloe pulp fibers surprisingly improves the CD Wet/Dry ratio without negatively affecting the absorbency of the tissue product. For example, tissue products of the present invention generally have an Absorbent Capacity greater than about 6.0 g/g, such as from about 8.0 to 8.0 g/g. As such the tissue products are durable when wet, but are still sufficiently absorbent. This balance of absorbency and wet strength is not found in the prior art without resorting to adding latex binders or the like to the tissue product.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING INTERNET OF THINGS DEVICES

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180139286

A method and an apparatus for controlling internet of things devices. The method includes: receiving a control instruction configured to control the internet of things devices and sent by a control application, where the control instruction includes an identification number of the control application and identification numbers of a plurality of internet of things devices; determining, according to the control instruction, whether the control application has authority to access the internet of things devices; sending the control instruction to the internet of things devices to enable the internet of things devices to execute the control instruction when it is determined that the control application has the authority to access the internet of things devices. Compared to a case where each internet of things device is corresponding to a control application specific thereto, efficiency of control of an intelligent terminal over the internet of things devices is improved.

TIMING ADVANCE REPORTING FOR LATENCY REDUCTION

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180139747

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (UE) and a base station may communicate according to a timing configuration that includes a time delay between uplink and downlink communications. The time delay may be based on UE capabilities, scheduling in the system, and an uplink timing advance. The UE may determine an uplink timing advance and transmit an indication of the uplink timing advance to the base station. Using the uplink timing advance, the base station may determine a timing configuration to use for communicating with the UE. The timing configuration may be dynamically configured based on the value of the uplink timing advance with respect to a timing advance threshold and may be shortened or lengthened depending on whether the uplink timing advance crosses the timing advance threshold. Multiple timing advance thresholds may be used, and a timing configuration may be selected accordingly.

USING MAP INFORMATION TO SMOOTH OBJECTS GENERATED FROM SENSOR DATA

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180135972

The technology relates to generating a representation of an object detected by a perception system of a vehicle. For instance, a set of data points corresponding to an object is received from the perception system. Map information identifying shapes and locations of lanes as well as locations of center points for the lanes is retrieved. A representative point of the center points is selected based on the set of data points. A first position is determined based on the location of the representative point. A second position is determined based on the set of data points. The first and second positions are used to determine a third position for a representation of the object based on a distance the first position and the second position. The he representation of the object is generated using the third position. The representation of the object is displayed on a display of the vehicle

DATA OBJECT CREATION AND RECOMMENDATION USING MACHINE LEARNING BASED ONLINE EVOLUTION

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180137390

The technology disclosed relates to providing expanded data object correlations for user-generated web customizations. Roughly described, it relates to creating an initial plurality of candidate data object image representations by procreation, storing a candidate population having the plurality of candidate data object image representations, scoring each of the candidate data object image representations for conformity with a predefined goal using a trained neural network system and/or a rule-based percept filter, discarding candidate data object image representations from the candidate population, adding new data object image representations to the candidate population by procreation, iterating the scoring, the discarding, and the adding until the discarding yields a candidate pool of candidate data object image representations not yet discarded but which satisfy a convergence condition, and providing as recommendation for display to a user at least one of the data object images represented in the candidate pool.

JOINT LEARNING OF LOCAL AND GLOBAL FEATURES FOR ENTITY LINKING VIA NEURAL NETWORKS

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180137404

A system, method and computer program product for disambiguating one or more entity mentions in one or more documents. The method facilitates the simultaneous linking entity mentions in a document based on convolution neural networks and recurrent neural networks that model both the local and global features for entity linking. The framework uses the capacity of convolution neural networks to induce the underlying representations for local contexts and the advantage of recurrent neural networks to adaptively compress variable length sequences of predictions for global constraints. The RNN functions to accumulate information about the previous entity mentions and/or target entities, and provide them as the global constraints for the linking process of a current entity mention.

Transparent Sheet Materials

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180135167

A transparent sheet material comprising an organic, polymeric substrate and inorganic layers on each side of the substrate, wherein the overall thickness of the inorganic layer(s) on each side of the substrate is less than 5nm

COLUMN COMPARATOR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPARING A RAMPING SIGNAL AND AN INPUT SIGNAL

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180139403

A system and method is provided for image sensing. The image sensing system includes a comparator for comparing an input signal representing a sensed light signal from at least one pixel of the image sensing system and a reference signal. The comparator includes at least one digital transistor.

Item and Luggage Loss Prevention System

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180132588

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing item or luggage loss prevention, which, in some cases, is based on weight measurement. In some embodiments, a device with a processor can be placed under a bag's handle, within an interior compartment of the bag, below or in the feet or wheels of the bag, and/or the like. The device can allow a user to lock in a weight of the bag. If any item is subsequently removed from (and not returned to) the bag, the device will notify the user, using one or more of audio notification, visual notification, and/or mobile device notification (e.g., via e-mail, text message, SMS, MMS, chat message, and/or the like) that the weight of the bag has changed. In some cases, location detection devices may be implemented to allow the user to backtrack where the missing item might have been left behind.

EPITHELIAL QUANTITATION OF HISTOLOGICALLY NORMAL PROSTATE TISSUE PREDICTS THE PRESENCE OF CANCER IN TISSUE BIOPSIES

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180136215

A method of detecting the presence of a prostate cancer in a human subject comprising the steps of (a) obtaining a histologically normal prostate tissue sample from the patient and (b) quantifying the epithelial percentage of the tissue, wherein an epithelial percentage greater than 39% indicates the presence of prostate cancer or a prostate cancer field defect.

WIND TURBINE

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180135599

A vertical axis wind turbine having a platform and a roof forming a housing for a vertical axis rotor and a stator. Stator vanes extend between the platform and the roof. The stator vanes and guiding surfaces on the platform and the roof define inlets and airflow paths for guiding wind into the inner chamber of the housing, where the wind powers a vertical axis rotor that is rotatably supported on the platform. The stator vanes are segmented with the trailing edges dynamically adjusting the diameter of the inner chamber in response to changing wind and rotor speed conditions. A shaft extending from the rotor can be connected to a generator connected to a power grid. The roof can support a solar panel connected to the power grid.

Portable Adjustable Pillow

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180132633

An adjustable pillow system for a user designed for mounting to a plurality of different seating devices, comprising: a pillow portion, designed to support a portion of a user when used therein, having at least two opposite sides; and an elastic portion, being shaped in a longitudinal length of material, and having opposite ends thereof and attached to the two opposite sides of the pillow portion. Wherein the pillow portion includes a pocket portion, mounted on at least one side of the pillow portion. Wherein, the pillow system includes a reservation card that is stored in the pocket portion, and is removable therefrom, to be placed on a seat when the user is not seated on a selected seat.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL LAMINATING AND SHAPING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL LAMINATING AND SHAPING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL PROGRAM OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL LAMINATING AND SHAPING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180133840

The temperature of a molten pool is measured based on an image captured by an infrared camera or the like. A three-dimensional laminating and shaping apparatus include a material ejector that ejects a material of a three-dimensional laminated and shaped object. The three-dimensional laminating and shaping apparatus includes a light beam irradiator that irradiates the ejected material with a light beam. The three-dimensional laminating and shaping apparatus includes an image capturer that captures a molten pool of the material formed by irradiating the ejected material with the light beam. The three-dimensional laminating and shaping apparatus includes a temperature deriving unit that derives a temperature of the molten pool based on a luminance of an image of the molten pool captured by the image capturer.

PROTECTION FOR THE STRIPS OF A MECHANICAL WATCH RESONATOR

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180136609

Strip resonator for a mechanical watch movement, comprising a structure, an oscillating inertial element, and elastic strips forming a flat bearing for the inertial element, and a flat, anti-shock device arranged to protect each strip from rupture in the event of a shock, and including a first prestressed flexible element arranged to allow a variation in length during the expansion or contraction of a strip within a range of lengths corresponding to normal operation of this strip under the action of a stress of intensity lower than a first threshold, and to prevent the expansion or contraction of this strip when it is subjected to a tensile or respectively compressive stress of intensity higher than the first threshold, and the resonator includes, for the three-dimensional anti-shock protection of the strips, in an axial direction perpendicular to a main plane, axial protection means, which include, on the one hand, axial banking members for limiting the axial travel of at least one inertial element, and on the other hand, an axial anti-shock device comprising a second axially prestressed flexible element.

Optimized Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Carrier Medium

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180133323

The present invention is a microbially inert, optimized carrier medium for fresh Fecal Microbiota Transplantation samples, intended for same-day transplantation, in which the carrier material is gastrointestinally active while remaining predominantly microbially inert. The key active agent in the present optimized collection and transplantation medium is polyethylene glycol, and in one embodiment of the invention the 1,000,000 to 10,000,000 grams per mole molecular weight of the polyethylene glycol provides a useful high viscosity to the present collection/carrier medium.

AIRFOIL LEADING EDGE IMPINGEMENT COOLING

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180135424

An airfoil including a spar and a cover sheet. Standoffs, a leading edge wall, and a separator wall extend away from an outer surface of the spar. The standoffs are arranged to define leading grooves disposed at the pressure side of the leading edge. The cover sheet is coupled to the leading edge wall and the standoffs over the leading grooves to define cooling passageways. The cooling passageways are in communication with one or more inlet ports formed in the spar, which are in communication with a plenum disposed within the spar. The cover sheet is arranged to define outlet ports or a slot in communication with the cooling passageway. Cooling air is delivered from the cooling air plenum through the inlet port for impingement cooling at the cover sheet, and traverses downstream through the cooling passageway to the outlet ports or slot for film cooling of the leading edge.

LOW-COMPLEXITY BRILLOUIN OPTICAL TIME-DOMAIN REFLECTOMETERS USING SYB-NYQUIST SAMPLING

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180136016

Methods and systems for Brillouin optical time-domain reflectometry include optically filtering out non-Brillouin signals reflected from a fiber. Brillouin signals reflected from the fiber are coupled with a local oscillator to produce a Brillouin shift signals. The Brillouin shift signals are converted to an electrical domain using a photodetector. The electrical Brillouin shift signals are converted to a digital domain using a low-speed analog-to-digital converter that has a sampling rate below a Nyquist rate sufficient to fully resolve the electrical Brillouin shift signals.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180138188

A method of forming a nonvolatile memory device includes forming first, second, and third gate structures, with the second and third gate structures including first and second spacer structures formed on a sidewall of the second gate structure and sidewalls of the third gate structure. Impurity regions are formed through ion implantation and the first spacer structure shields the second and third gate structures during ion implantation. The second spacer structure defines resulting impurity regions.

SENSOR CHIP FOR ELECTROSTATIC CAPACITANCE MEASUREMENT AND MEASURING DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180136013

Electrostatic capacitance can be measured with high directivity in a specific direction. A sensor chip that measures the electrostatic capacitance includes a first electrode, a second electrode and a third electrode. The first electrode has a first portion. The second electrode has a second portion extended on the first portion of the first electrode, and is insulated from the first electrode within the sensor chip. The third electrode has a front face extended in a direction which intersects with the first portion of the first electrode and the second portion of the second electrode, and is provided on the first portion and the second portion. The third electrode is insulated from the first electrode and the second electrode within the sensor chip. No portion is extended from the first electrode to be positioned above the first portion.

THREADED COUPLING END FOR A PERCUSSION DRILL STRING COMPONENT

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180135783

A threaded coupling for a drill string component includes a body on which is formed a thread. A reduction in stress concentrations and a resistance to bending moments are achieved at the thread by reducing a thread depth at at least one axial end of the thread and by arranging an endmost flank of a crest or root of the thread at an endmost helical turn.

Interactive Education System for Teaching Patient Care

Pub Date: 2018-05-17

Pub Number: US20180137783

Simulator systems for teaching patient care are provided. In some instances, the simulator system includes a maternal simulator sized and shaped to simulate a pregnant woman, the maternal simulator including a torso, arms, legs, and a head, wherein the torso includes a chamber sized and shaped to receive a fetal simulator and wherein a birthing mechanism is disposed within the chamber for providing rotational and translational movement to the fetal simulator in a birthing simulation; and a fetal simulator sized and shaped to simulate a fetus, the fetal simulator configured to be selectively engaged with the birthing mechanism of the maternal simulator.