Total 6725 patents for "2018-05-24"

ANTI-TUMOR PEPTIDES AND USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180141985

The anti-tumor peptide provided by the present invention is a synthetic peptide having both amino acid sequences represented by the following (1) and (2):

Image Forming Apparatus and Drum Cartridge

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180143567

An image forming apparatus includes: a photosensitive drum; a toner cartridge having a toner supply port; and a developing unit including: a developing roller; a developing frame; and a conveyance portion capable of conveying toner contained in the toner cartridge to the developing frame. The conveyance portion including: a coupling tube capable of being coupled to the toner cartridge and having a toner receiving port that faces the toner supply port in a state where the coupling tube is coupled to the toner cartridge; a conveyance tube fixed to the developing frame, the conveyance tube being movable with respect to the coupling tube, in a state where the coupling tube is coupled to the toner cartridge and the toner receiving port faces the toner supply port; and a shutter movable between an open position and a closed position.

DISTRIBUTED DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180144044

A distributed database management system provides a central database resident on a server that contains database objects. Objects, e.g., program guide data, to be replicated are gathered together into distribution packages called slices, that are transmitted to client devices. A slice is a subset of the central database which is relevant to clients within a specific domain, such as a geographic region, or under the footprint of a satellite transmitter. The viewer selects television programs and Web content from displayed sections of the program guide data which are recorded to a storage device. The program guide data are used to determine when to start and end recordings. Client devices periodically connect to the server using a phone line and upload information of interest which is combined with information uploaded from other client devices for statistical, operational, or viewing models.

MULTILAYER FILTER

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180145651

A multilayer filter (1) includes an element body (2) formed by stacking a plurality of insulator layers (10), and an input terminal T IN (5), a first output terminal T OUT1 (9), and a ground terminal G (4, 8) arranged on outer surfaces of the element body (2), a first LC resonance circuit (RC2) provided in a line (S1) connecting the input terminal T IN (5) to the first output terminal T OUT1 (9) and including a first inductor (L2) and a first capacitor (C2), and an open inductor (L OPEN ) having one end connected to the ground terminal (G) and the other end open are provided in the element body (2), and the open inductor (L OPEN ) is arranged to face the first output terminal T OUT1 (9) or the first inductor (L2).

PEELING DEVICE OF SHEET MATERIAL

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180141022

The present invention relates to a peeling device of sheet material for peeling off graphite, and the peeling device of sheet material according to the present invention is characterized in that a specific microchannel is used to apply a shear force required to peel off graphite, and simultaneously, various sizes of shear forces can be applied according to the sections in the microchannel, thus increasing graphene preparation efficiency.

STRADDLE TYPE SEAT

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180141605

The present disclosure is to improve workability of attaching and detaching a movable backrest to and from a seat body. A straddle type seat configured to support a rider seated to ride astride includes a seat body configured to support the seated rider, a backrest provided in the seat body, the backrest configured to support a rear portion of the rider, and a movable support device that supports the backrest movably with respect to the seat body. The movable support device has a stay portion attached to the seat body in a state where the stay portion is inserted through an insertion hole provided in the seat body, the insertion hole passing through in the up and down direction.

NOVEL HETERODIMERIC PROTEINS

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180142040

The invention provides novel heterodimeric proteins including heterodimeric antibodies.f5

EXTENDED RELEASE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS OF LEVETIRACETAM

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180140555

This invention relates to novel extended release pharmaceutical compositions of levetiracetam and preparations and characterizations thereof. This invention further relates to using these extended release pharmaceutical compositions of levetiracetam for the treatment of cognitive impairment associated with central nervous system (CNS) disorders in a subject in need or at risk thereof.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISSIPATING ELECTRIC ENERGY REGENERATED BY ACTUATORS

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180141440

A system for dissipating regenerated electric energy produced by an electric actuator of an aircraft, the dissipating system including: a resistor; two switching arms, each switching arm being connected in series with the resistor, the two switching arms being connected together in parallel, each switching arm including two switches connected to one another in series, each switch including two terminals and a control grid, each switch being capable of being controlled by controlling the potential applied to the control grid thereof; and a measurement system capable of measuring the voltage at the terminals of each switch.

MICROLENS ARRAY SUBSTRATE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME, ELECTROOPTICAL DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180143490

A microlens array substrate includes a substrate, a first microlens that is disposed on the substrate, and a second microlens that is disposed on the first microlens so as to be overlapped with the first microlens in a plan view, the second microlens is configured with a curved surface and includes a center portion and a peripheral portion that is disposed on the outer side of the center portion, and a curvature of the peripheral portion is larger than a curvature of the center portion.

CARTRIDGE AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING ADSORPTION DIALYSIS

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180140765

A cartridge to be used for adsorption dialysis. A container having flexible walls are arranged to provide an inner space enclosing adsorption powder, comprising activated carbon, a phosphate adsorbent and a potassium ion adsorbent and other adsorbents. A sufficient amount of activated carbon is provided for adsorption of urea by the activated carbon. The cartridge forms a vacuum-packed transportation cartridge by generating a sub-pressure in the inner space, whereby the powder particles are immobilized and the cartridge becomes stiff. Before use, the cartridge is primed by introducing a liquid into the inner space, which introduction takes place at a low pressure. During use, dialysis solution is circulated through the cartridge, which is still exposed to a sub-pressure, whereby the flexible walls are sucked against the powder material. A peritoneal dialysis circuit comprises a filter, in which a primary circuit is formed with the filter and the peritoneal cavity and a secondary circuit is formed with the filter and the adsorbent cartridge.

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180143495

A liquid crystal display includes: a liquid crystal panel including a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other, and a liquid crystal layer provided between the first substrate and the second substrate; a local backlight unit configured to irradiate beams to a first region of the liquid crystal panel and including a plurality of light emitting blocks including a first light emitting block, each of the light emitting blocks emitting beams with controllable luminance; a global backlight unit configured to irradiate beams of uniform luminance to a second region of the liquid crystal panel; and a backlight driver configured to supply a driving signal to the local backlight unit and the global backlight unit.

USER INTERFACE FOR CAMERA EFFECTS

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180146132

The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces. In some examples, the electronic device transitions between user interfaces for capturing photos based on data received from a first camera and a second camera. In some examples, the electronic device provides enhanced zooming capabilities that result in visual pleasing results for a displayed digital viewfinder and for captured videos. In some examples, the electronic device provides user interfaces for transitioning a digital viewfinder between a first camera with an applied digital zoom to a second camera with no digital zoom. In some examples, the electronic device prepares to capture media at various magnification levels. In some examples, the electronic device enhanced capabilities for navigating through a plurality of values.

PENTAS FLOWERS WITH A STAR PIGMENT PATTERN

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180139919

The disclosure provides Pentas flowers comprising petals exhibiting an anthocyanin pigment star pattern, wherein said anthocyanin pigment star pattern is defined as comprising a substantial lack of anthocyanin pigment in the petal center and a presence of anthocyanin pigment in the petal margins. The disclosure also provides Pentas plants comprising a decreased level of dihydroflavonol reductase (DFR) transcripts resulting in an anthocyanin pigment star pattern and methods for producing a plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The disclosure further relates to seeds, plant parts, and plants produced by crossing Pentas plants of the disclosure with themselves or plants of a different genotype.

MUTANT INTERLEUKIN-2 POLYPEPTIDES

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180142037

The present invention generally relates to mutant interleukin-2 polypeptides that exhibit reduced affinity to the -subunit of the IL-2 receptor, for use as immunotherapeutic agents. In addition, the invention relates to immunoconjugates comprising said mutant IL-2 polypeptides, polynucleotide molecules encoding the mutant IL-2 polypeptides or immunoconjugates, and vectors and host cells comprising such polynucleotide molecules. The invention further relates to methods for producing the mutant IL-2 polypeptides or immunoconjugates, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same, and uses thereof.

HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180146189

The present specification relates to a head mounted display and a control method therefor, the subject matter thereof relates to: receiving a rendered frame from a computing device on the basis of first sensing information; time-warping the received frame on the basis of second sensing information; processing the frame time-warped on the basis of the second sensing information; and displaying the processed frame on a screen.

Method and Apparatus for Purifying a Mixture Comprising Oil and Wax

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180142169

The present invention relates to a method for fractionating a crude mixture comprising at least one oil and at least one wax, which comprises the following steps: (a) mixing the crude mixture with a solvent to obtain a crude solvent-mixture, (b) carrying out at least one crystallization stage with the solvent-mixture obtained in step (a) to prepare a first fraction containing dewaxed oil and a second fraction containing slack wax, (c) carrying out at least one crystallization stage with the second fraction obtained in step (b) in a layer crystallizer, wherein to the second fraction prior to the crystallization in step (c) no solvent or at most 100% by weight of solvent relative to the weight of the second fraction are added, to prepare a third fraction containing hard wax having an oil content of at most 1.5% by weight and a fourth fraction containing soft wax having an oil content of more than 1.5% by weight and (d) circulating at least a part of the fourth fraction into at least one of the at least one crystallization stage of step (b).

DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180143492

A display device including a first substrate, a second substrate, a display medium, a color converting layer and a backlight module is provided. The display medium is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, and includes blue phase liquid crystal (BP-LC), polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PD-LC), self-assembled liquid crystal (SA-LC), dye doped nematic liquid crystal, dye doped cholesteric liquid crystal, dye doped blue phase liquid crystal, dye doped polymer dispersed liquid crystal or dye doped self-assembled liquid crystal. The color converting layer is disposed on the second substrate, and includes multiple quantum dots. The first substrate is disposed between the backlight module and the display medium.

ASYMMETRIC SESSION CREDENTIALS

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180145835

Techniques for using short-term credentials using asymmetric session keys are described herein. A request for a short-term credential is received that is digitally signed with a different credential. In response to the request, short-term credential data is generated and populated with a public session key corresponding to a private session key. The short-term credential data is then encrypted with a session encryption key to produce the short-term credential token, which can then be used by the requester as a short-term credential for subsequent requests.

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO GENERATE HAPTIC FEEDBACK FROM VIDEO CONTENT ANALYSIS

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180144480

A system includes an image capture device configured to capture images, and a processor programmed with one or more computer program modules. When executed, the one or more computer program modules are configured to receive the images captured by the image capture device, generate a control signal for a haptic output device as the images are received, synchronize the images and the control signal, and output a video with the synchronized images and the control signal.

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF HEAT FLUX SENSOR AND HEAT FLOW GENERATION DEVICE FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURING METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180143087

According to a manufacturing method of a heat flux sensor, the heat flux sensor is sandwiched between a heater plate and a cooling unit. The heater plate is disposed on the first surface of the heat flux sensor, and the cooling unit is disposed on the second surface of the same. A heat radiation measurement plate is disposed on a surface of the heater plate opposite to the surface on which the heat flux sensor is disposed. According to this configuration, the temperature of the heater plate is controlled in an inspection process such that the heater plate is kept at an ambient temperature. This makes it possible to stabilize the temperature of the heater plate in a short time.

CLOSED DISPOSABLE MULTIPLE STERILE BLOOD BAG SYSTEM FOR FRACTIONATING BLOOD WITH THE CORRESPONDING METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180140758

Disclosed is a multiple bag system for fractionating blood, the system including a fluid collecting bag including at least one outlet port; at least first and second sampling bags, each including at least one inlet port and at least one outlet port; and a fluid transfer unit to transfer fluid from the collecting bag to the sampling bags. The fluid transfer unit includes an acoustic sorter. Also disclosed is a method for fractionating blood into blood products.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING POLYNUCLEOTIDES

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180142292

The present disclosure provides compositions, methods, systems, and devices for polynucleotide processing. Such polynucleotide processing may be useful for a variety of applications, including polynucleotide sequencing.

NFC PAIRED BLUETOOTH E-COMMERCE

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180144337

A method for performing an electronic transaction over two distinct networks with a mobile wallet comprises the steps of receiving form of payment information from a mobile wallet over a first wireless network of a retail environment with a mobile device on which the mobile wallet is deployed; sending second wireless network description information of the retail environment over the first wireless network to facilitate access to the second wireless network by the mobile device, wherein the first wireless network operates within access range of the second wireless network; sending service information from a service provider associated with the retail environment over the second wireless network to request execution of a service provider-specific widget on the mobile device; and completing the electronic transaction, that was initiated by receiving the default form of payment information, by exchanging payment confirmation information over the second network via the service provider-specific widget.

Mediated Reality

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180143694

A method comprising: enabling viewing by a user of a virtual scene of a virtual space; mapping a three-dimensional gesture of the user to a corresponding three-dimensional gesture in the virtual space; and in response to determining that the corresponding three-dimensional gesture in a virtual space is a first predetermined gesture or predetermined gestures in relation to a first portion of the virtual space, analyzing the virtual space over time to detect an event in the virtual space relating to the first portion of the virtual space.

LIGHTING SYSTEM OF AN AIRCRAFT CABIN AND AIRCRAFT COMPRISING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180141663

A lighting system of an aircraft cabin includes a plurality of light units disposed at a plurality of locations within the aircraft cabin, wherein each of the plurality of light units includes at least one infrared light source, with an emission of infrared light across the aircraft cabin resulting from an operation of the at least one infrared light source of the plurality of light units.

TECHNIQUES FOR EFFICIENTLY ACCESSING VALUES SPANNING SLABS OF MEMORY

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180143786

In various embodiments, a memory pool application implements composite arrays via a memory pool that includes a first slab and a second slab. First, the memory pool application assigns the first slab and the second slab to a composite array. The memory pool application then modifies a final data word included in the first slab to store a first portion of a specified value and a leading data word included in the second slab to store a second portion of the specified value. The memory pool application copies the second data word to a duplicate data word included in the first slab. Subsequently, the memory pool application performs an unaligned read operation on the first slab based on a specified offset to retrieve a first word stored in memory and extracts the specified value from the first word based on the specified offset and a specified number of bits.

BALLOON CATHETER

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180140804

A balloon catheter includes a balloon. The balloon allows restraint-free arrangement of an irregular region on the balloon for quickly inserting the balloon into a stenosis or stricture or an obstructed part while the balloon is in a contracted state, and allows for securely fixing the balloon within the stenosis or stricture or the obstructed part while the balloon is in an expanded state. The balloon can be easily produced, and can be folded without restraint (without requiring differentiation between the irregular region and the rest of the balloon). The balloon includes a base portion having an irregular region on its surface, and a coating agent coating the surface of the base portion. When the balloon is not expanded, the surface of the balloon is smooth and flat; and while the balloon is in an expanded state, the surface of the balloon is irregular.

Rotor Mast

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180141648

In a rotor mast for a rotorcraft, the rotor mast can be coupled in a rotationally fixed manner to a drive unit of a helicopter rotor transmission, which allows a particularly smooth running operation. This is achieved in that the rotor mast is configured in two parts, and comprises a bearing mast and an outer mast, with the outer mast, configured as a hollow body, is mounted, concentrically surrounding the bearing mast, such that it can rotate about a central axis relative to the bearing mast. The outer mast can be operatively connected with the helicopter rotor transmission, and the bearing mast can be mounted in the rotorcraft in a locationally and rotationally fixed manner, such that the outer mast can be coupled with a main rotor in a rotationally fixed manner, and can be set in rotation with the helicopter rotor transmission.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING 3-HYDROXYADIPIC ACID

Pub Date: 2018-05-24

Pub Number: US20180142271

A novel method of producing 3-hydroxyadipic acid using a metabolic pathway of a microorganism is disclosed. The method of producing 3-hydroxyadipic acid includes the step of culturing at least one type of microorganism having a capacity to produce 3-hydroxyadipic acid, selected from the group consisting of microorganisms belonging to the genus Escherichia, microorganisms belonging to the genus Pseudomonas, microorganisms belonging to the genus Hafnia, microorganisms belonging to the genus Corynebacterium, microorganisms belonging to the genus Bacillus, microorganisms belonging to the genus Streptomyces, microorganisms belonging to the genus Cupriavidus, microorganisms belonging to the genus Acinetobacter, microorganisms belonging to the genus Alcaligenes, microorganisms belonging to the genus Nocardioides, microorganisms belonging to the genus Brevibacterium, microorganisms belonging to the genus Delftia, microorganisms belonging to the genus Shimwellia, microorganisms belonging to the genus Aerobacter, and microorganisms belonging to the genus Rhizobium.