Total 6473 patents for "2018-05-31"

DISTRIBUTED CODE TRACING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180150384

Disclosed are various embodiments for a distributed code tracing system that provides code tracing as a service in a multi-tenant computing environment. In one embodiment, a code trace is received that is associated with a request submitted to a particular application hosted in a computing environment, where multiple applications are hosted in the computing environment. The code trace documents calls to multiple component services of the particular application in order to respond to the request. The code trace is compressed using time-based compression. The compressed code trace is then stored in a data store that is indexed by a unique identifier of the request.

TURBINE BLADE AND GAS TURBINE

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180149024

A turbine blade (43 a ) is provided with a blade main body (51) and a tip shroud (52). The blade main body (51) is provided with a leading edge-side cooling passage (64), a trailing edge-side cooling passage (67), and a middle cooling passage (65). The tip shroud (52) is provided with a first discharge passage (72), a second discharge passage (73), and a third discharge passage (74). The first discharge passage (72) discharges a cooling medium flowing through the leading edge-side cooling passage (64). The second discharge passage (73) discharges a cooling medium flowing through the trailing edge-side cooling passage (67). The third discharge passage (74) discharges a cooling medium flowing through the middle cooling passage (65).

TREATMENT OF POST-BARIATRIC HYPOGLYCEMIA WITH GLP-1 ANTAGONISTS

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180147261

Treatment of hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia comprises administration of an effective amount of a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor antagonist (GLP1RA) alone or in combination with an amylinomimetic agent or any anti-gastric emptying agent. Patients suffering from hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia after bariatric surgery experience particular benefit, as there is no current method effective for their treatment. Prevention or reduction of acute adverse effects of postprandial hypoglycemia, such as palpitations, tremor, weakness, sweating, confusion, fatigue, blurred vision, seizures, or loss of consciousness, and prevention of chronic adverse effects of hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia, such as cognitive impairment, can be achieved by treatment with GLP1RA.

METHOD FOR DISPLAYING VIDEO FRAMES ON A PORTABLE VIDEO CAPTURING DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180152630

A video capturing method and portable video capturing devices like smartphones, tablets, digital cameras or digital camcorders are disclosed. The method for displaying video frames on a display screen coupled to a portable video capturing device comprises displaying on the display screen, the video frames and a visual indicator indicating the orientation of the portable video capturing device in case where the orientation of said portable video capturing device is portrait or upside down landscape with respect to a reference orientation of said portable video capturing device and were said portable video capturing device is capturing at least one video frame.

ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180147137

The invention relates to the fields of microbiology and health care, in particular to means and methods for minimizing the spread of hospital-acquired (HA) infections e.g. between patients and healthcare workers. Provided is an antimicrobial composition comprising an antimicrobial agent, a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier material and a polymer, the polymer being an N-vinyl lactam copolymer, and the composition being capable of forming a slow release antimicrobial film when applied to a skin surface.

METHOD FOR THE PROVISION OF QUANTITATIVE CT IMAGE DATA ACQUIRED FROM A SCANNING FIELD VIA A DUAL-SOURCE CT DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180146945

A method is for provisioning quantitative CT image data acquired from a scanning field via a dual-source CT device the dual-source CT device including a first radiation source-detector system with a first capture region and a second radiation source-detector system with a second capture region. The method includes dividing the scanning field into a first subregion, representing at least a part of the intersection of the first region and the second capture region, and a second subregion, disjoint from the second region; acquiring first CT scan data from the first subregion and second CT scan data from the second subregion; reconstructing first quantitative CT image data from the first CT scan data and second quantitative CT image data from the second CT scan data; combining the first quantitative CT image data and the second quantitative CT image data to quantitative CT image data; and provisioning the quantitative CT image data.

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS TO MODULATE THE GUT MICROBIOTA AND TO MANAGE WEIGHT

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180147167

Methods of weight management for a subject are provided. Generally the methods comprising: administering an effective amount to the small intestine and/or large intestine of the subject of at least one agent that increases oxygen tension and/or redox potential and/or pH in the colon of the subject to thereby manage the weight of the subject. Also provided are compositions comprising at least one agent that increases oxygen tension and/or redox potential and/or pH, wherein the composition is formulated for delivery of an effective amount of the at least one agent to the small intestine and/or large intestine of a subject following oral ad ministration of the composition to the subject.

Organic Light Emitting Display Device and Method for Manufacturing the Same

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180151824

Disclosed is an OLED device capable of reducing the number of manufacturing processes to apply a micro-cavity structure, and a method for manufacturing the same, wherein the OLED device may include a pixel having first to third subpixels, wherein each of the first to third subpixels includes a first electrode including a reflective metal material, an organic light emitting layer on the first electrode, a second electrode disposed on the organic light emitting layer and formed of a transparent metal material, and a semi-transmissive electrode on the second electrode, wherein a distance between the first electrode and the semi-transmissive electrode in the first subpixel, a distance between the first electrode and the semi-transmissive electrode in the second subpixel, and a distance between the first electrode and the semi-transmissive electrode in the third subpixel are different from one another.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180150021

An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body including an image bearing member configured to bear a toner image, a transfer unit including a transfer portion configured to transfer the toner image born on the image bearing member onto a sheet, the transfer unit being pivotably supported with respect to the apparatus body, an opening/closing unit disposed at a position farther from the apparatus body than the transfer unit is, and openably and closably supported with respect to the apparatus body, and a positioning portion pivotably supported with respect to the apparatus body and configured to position the transfer unit with respect to the apparatus body. The positioning portion is entirely disposed further on an outer side in the apparatus body than a pivot center of the transfer unit in a horizontal direction.

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180152685

An image processing method is provided. The image sensor is controlled to output the merged image. It is determined whether there is a target object in the merged image. When there is the target object in the merged image, the merged image is converted into a merged true-color image. An image processing apparatus and an electronic device are provided. With the image processing method, the image processing apparatus and the electronic device, by determining whether there is a target object in the merged image, the image sensor is controlled to output a suitable image. The situation that the image sensor needs to take a long work to output a high quality image can be avoided, such that the work time is reduced, the work efficiency is improved, thus improving the user satisfaction.

LOW LATENCY TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LONG DISTANCES IN SOUNDWIRE SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180152779

Low latency transmission systems and methods for long distances in SOUNDWIRE systems are disclosed. In an exemplary aspect, a SOUNDWIRE sub-system is coupled to a long cable through a bridge. The bridge converts SOUNDWIRE signals to signals for transmission over the long cable and converts the signals from the long cable to the SOUNDWIRE signals for transmission in the SOUNDWIRE sub-system. Conversion between signal types may include concatenating signals of a similar type into a group that is serially transmitted over the long cable. Concatenation of bit slots in this manner consumes minimal overhead in bus turnaround, thereby reducing latency. In further aspects, the functionality of the bridge may be incorporated into a headset or a mobile terminal.

GAME DEVICE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING GAME DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180147489

In a state in which operation input for causing a first game character to move is being inputted by a user, the first game character is caused to move in response to the operation input, and the first game character is caused, during the movement, to perform an action that artificial intelligence decided as an action that the first game character is to perform in relation to a second game character. In a state in which the operation input is not being inputted by a user, the first game character is caused to perform an action that artificial intelligence decided as an action that the first game character is to perform in relation to the second game character.

PRIORITY-BASED ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180151946

A system for controlling operation of a plurality of appliances includes first and second appliances. The first appliance is configured to report a power consumption via a network. A second appliance is configured to operate dependent on the power consumption reported by the first appliance.

CONNECTION UNIT, INFORMATION-PROCESSING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180150665

A mobile connection unit, configured to connect a mobile terminal having a first terminal with a mobile reading unit having a second terminal and configured to read data from an information medium, includes a main body, a first terminal portion, a second terminal portion, and an electrical pathway. The main body is attached to the mobile terminal, and the reading unit is attached to and detached from the main body. The first terminal portion is disposed at the main body, and contacts the first terminal of the mobile terminal for electrical connection with the mobile terminal. The second terminal portion is disposed at the main body, and contacts the second terminal of the reading unit for electrical connection with the reading unit. The electrical pathway is disposed between the first terminal portion and the second terminal portion to connect the mobile terminal and the reading unit.

HEAT DISSIPATION FAN

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180149168

The present invention relates to a heat dissipation fan, where the heat dissipation fan includes a fan frame and a fan blade, where the fan blade includes a hub and a plurality of double-layer blades evenly disposed around the hub, and a primary air intake area is formed between the double-layer blades; the double-layer blade includes a primary blade and a secondary blade, where the secondary blade is fixed on the primary blade, and a secondary air intake area is formed between the primary blade and the secondary blade; and when the heat dissipation fan works, an airflow enters the primary air intake area and the secondary air intake area of the heat dissipation fan through an air inlet of the heat dissipation fan, and forms a first airflow in the primary air intake area and a second airflow in the secondary air intake area, and the first airflow and the second airflow flow out through an air outlet of the heat dissipation fan. In the present invention, the structure of the fan blade of the heat dissipation fan is improved, and the secondary blade is designed on the primary blade, and the secondary air intake area and the air guiding groove are further formed. In this way, air pressure and airflow aggregation are increased when the double-layer blades rotate, thereby reducing resistance on an air intake side, increasing wind pressure and reducing noise.

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180151103

A liquid crystal display device comprises: a first display panel displaying a color image; a second display panel displaying a monochrome image; and an image processor generating first image data corresponding to the color image and second image data corresponding to the monochrome image based on an input video signal. The image processor generates the first image data and the second image data such that a graph representing transmittance of the first display panel for input gradation corresponding to the input video signal and a graph representing transmittance of the second display panel for the input gradation corresponding to the input video signal intersect each other at predetermined input gradation.

PRINTING APPARATUS, PRINTING APPARATUS CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180152593

A printing apparatus performs wireless communication based on Bluetooth Low Energy by selecting a format of a Bluetooth Low Energy packet to be transmitted from a plurality of formats and transmits a Bluetooth Low Energy packet in the selected format, where the plurality of formats includes a format associated with a print application of device external to the printing apparatus.

BEAM BLANKER AND METHOD FOR BLANKING A CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180151327

The present invention relates to a beam blanker for a scanning particle microscope for blanking a charged particle beam having a beam axis, along which charged particles propagate before entering the beam blanker, wherein the beam blanker comprises: (a) at least one stop having an aperture, through which the charged particle beam can pass; (b) at least one first and one second deflection element, which are each configured to deflect the particle beam from the beam axis in a first and a second direction, respectively, upon a voltage being present; and (c) a deflection controller configured to apply a first AC voltage having a first frequency to the first deflection element and a second AC voltage having a second frequency to the second deflection element, wherein the deflection controller sets a difference frequency between the first and second AC voltages such that pulses of the charged particle beam have a predefined pulse period and during the pulse period outside the pulse duration substantially no charged particles pass through the aperture of the stop.

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING ELECTRONIC MAIL MESSAGES SECURELY ENCRYPTED AND A SECURED MAIL SERVER

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180152302

The object of the invention is a method for transmitting electronic mail messages securely encrypted to a recipient, to whom an unencrypted electronic mail to be delivered cannot be assured of its information security. In the method: the sender (C1) sends an electronic mail message (1) to an electronic mail server (M1) that is his own or that of a known organization using an encrypted electronic mail transmission protocol, and the electronic mail message is marked as secured mail by adding the domain identifier of the secured mail server to the end of the electronic mail address of the recipient, wherein the server M1 sends it as guided by the name service further, using an encrypted transmission protocol, to the secured mail server TP, which stores it. The secured mail server sends to the sender a dispatch acknowledgment request (2.1), to which the sender answers with a dispatch acknowledgment (2.2), in which the sender notifies the mobile telephone number of the recipient or other contact information of the recipient differing from the electronic mail, in order to deliver a password (P2) to the recipient. The secured mail server (TP), upon receiving the acknowledgment of the sender, sends to the electronic mail address of the recipient a notification electronic mail (3), which notifies that a secured mail has arrived and the secured mail server sends further, using some communications channel other than electronic mail, a password (P2), with which the message can be retrieved from the secured mail server (TP). The recipient retrieves the message by an encrypted connection (5) using the information of the notification electronic mail and the password (P2) he received.

ORGANO-METAL HALIDE PEROVSKITES FILMS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180151813

An aspect of the present disclosure is a method that includes applying a solution that includes a first solvent, a halogen-containing precursor, and a metal halide to a substrate to form a coating of the solution on the substrate, contacting the coating with a second solvent to form a first plurality of organo-metal halide perovskite crystals on the substrate, and thermally treating the first plurality of organo-metal halide perovskite crystals, such that at least a portion of the first plurality of organo-metal halide perovskite crystals is converted to a second plurality of organo-metal halide perovskite crystals on the substrate. The halogen-containing precursor and the metal halide are present in the solution at a molar ratio of the halogen-containing precursor to the metal halide between about 1.01:1.0 and about 2.0:1.0, and a property of the second plurality of organo-metal halide perovskite crystals is improved relative to a property of the first plurality of organo-metal halide perovskite crystals.

MOVABLE COOKING BARRIER SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180149367

A cooking barrier that is movable to minimize harm caused by splashes of food during the cooking and frying process. The cooking barrier includes a mesh or screen material movable between a storage condition and an operable condition preventing splattering food particles from penetrating the cooking barrier. The cooking barrier may include a plurality of mesh or screen materials oriented in vertical, horizontal and there between so as to define a cooking area for preventing the splattering food particles from escaping from.

DOOR LOCK OPERATOR HAVING DIFFERENT TYPES OF DOOR LOCK OPERATION

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180148957

A door lock operator (1) for a motor vehicle door (100) includes a first switch (10) and a first pivot arm (30) mounted so as to be pivotable about a first rotation axis (21. 1) of a first articulation (21) along a first degree of freedom (31), wherein the first pivot arm (30) has a further degree of freedom (32) which is substantially perpendicular to the first rotation axis (21. 1), and the first switch (10) is operable by way of movement of the first pivot arm (30) along a first direction of the further degree of freedom (32), wherein the first switch (10) is provided to be connected by way of a signal line (110) to an electric door lock (120) such that the electric door lock (120) is operable by the first switch (10).

CABLE CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL BOX ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180151980

A cable connector is provided for coupling to and mounted within the internal cavity of an electrical box for securing an electrical cable passing through an opening in the electrical box. The cable connector includes a body having a first end positioned next to or adjacent the cable opening in the electrical box and a second end spaced from the first end and the cable opening. At least one and typically two retaining members are spring biased from the first end of the body and extend into a cable passage of the body toward the second end. A front wall is provided at the second end of the body with an opening for receiving the wires and forming a stop member to prevent the armor sheathing from passing through the front wall.

MASK PRESSURE REGULATION IN CPAP TREATMENT AND ASSISTED RESPIRATION BY DYNAMIC CONTROL OF MASK VENT FLOW

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180147385

An air delivery system includes an air flow generator to provide a pressurized flow of air, a patient interface to provide a seal with the patient's face in use, an air delivery conduit to interconnect the air flow generator and the patient interface, and a controllable vent valve to control venting from the patient interface. The vent valve is controlled to maintain a substantially constant air flow in the air delivery conduit and the air flow generator.

Access Control System

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180151013

Provided is a method for access control, performed by an access control apparatus, including obtaining access authorisation information that is communicated to the access control apparatus having at least one access authorization parameter and first check information; using at least the communicated access authorisation parameters, the communicated first check information and a second key from a key pair, which second key is stored in the access control apparatus, to perform a first check on whether the communicated first check information has been produced by performing cryptographic operations by means of access authorisation parameters corresponding to the communicated access authorisation parameters using at least one first key from the key pair, and deciding whether access can be granted, based on the first check delivers a positive result and it is established that at least one predefined set of the communicated access authorisation parameters respectively provides access authorisation.

METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE DISTRIBUTION OF BONE MINERAL DENSITY IN AT LEAST ONE PORTION OF A PERSON'S SKELETON

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180146942

A method of estimating the distribution of bone mineral density in at least one portion of a person's skeleton. The method includes generating a geometrical representation of the portion of the skeleton; a geometrical representation in three dimensions of at least one portion of the outline of the person; and first and second X-ray images; and using software to estimate: a value for the thickness of soft tissue through which the given X-ray has passed; an attenuation coefficient of the soft tissues that have been passed through; a value for the thickness of bone tissue through which the given X-ray has passed; and using the thickness value for the soft tissue through which the given X-ray has passed, and a value for the attenuation of the given X-ray due to the thickness of the bone tissue through which it has passed, the software estimates a value representative of the bone mineral density of the bone tissues through which the given X-ray has passed.

PROJECTION ARRANGEMENT FOR A CONTACT ANALOG HEAD-UP DISPLAY (HUD)

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180149867

A projection arrangement for a head-up display (HUD) is presented. The arrangement has a vehicle windshield that includes an outer pane and an inner pane bonded to one another via a thermoplastic intermediate layer. The vehicle windshield has an upper edge, a lower edge, and an HUD region. The thickness of the thermoplastic intermediate layer in the vertical course between the upper edge and the lower edge varies, at least in the HUD region, according to a wedge angle. The arrangement also has a projector that is aimed at the HUD region to generate a virtual image at a projection distance of at least 5 m. According to one aspect, a vertical radius of curvature in the HUD region is at least 6 m and a maximum value of the wedge angle is less than or equal to 0.3 mrad.

SEQUENCING CONTROLS

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180148778

The present disclosure generally relates to artificial controls for genetic sequencing and quantitation assays, which can be used to calibrate a wide variety of genetic sequencing and quantitation methods. For example, the controls disclosed herein can be used to calibrate a wide variety of high throughput sequencing methods (for example, those referred to as next generation sequencing methods). The present disclosure also generally relates to the use of the sequencing controls in a wide variety of applications including, for example, in the calibration of a wide variety of sequencing methods.

MULTIVALENT TARGETING FLUORESCENT TRACER IN THE NEAR INFRARED RANGE FOR OPTICAL IMAGING

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180147303

A fluorescent tracer for targeting tumors, comprises: at least one first fluorophore fluorescing in a range of wavelengths of between 700 and 1000 nm, a targeting assembly comprising at least two identical targeting molecules, and a cyclic oligopeptide: configured so as to define a mean plane defining a first upper face and a second lower face, comprising at least one first lysine amino acid residue on the second lower face, the targeting molecules being fixed to the first upper face of the mean plane, the fluorophore being fixed to the second lower face of the mean plane via a spacer arm connecting a carbon of the sequence of the at least three double bonds and the lysine amino acid residue of the oligopeptide.

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING SMART HOME ENVIRONMENT USING LED LIGHTING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-05-31

Pub Number: US20180152312

The present disclosure provides a smart home control system including at least one LED lighting device and at least one smart terminal. The LED lighting device includes an LED light-emitting module, a power supply module, a video acquisition module, a processing module and a communication module. The video acquisition module may be configured to collect video data within a camera detection range, and send the video data to the processing module. The processing module parses and recognizes the video data to detect behavioral information, generates control instructions according to the behavioral information, and controls the communication module to send the control instructions to the smart terminal. The system consistent with the present disclosure enables timely detection and prevention of illegal activities and/or unsafe behaviors, as well as recognition and execution of specified user instructions.