Total 7526 patents for "2018-06-07"

VACUUM SYSTEM FOR A BRAKE BOOSTER

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180154878

A vacuum system for the brake booster of a motor vehicle includes a demand-driven vacuum pump and a vacuum line connected on one end to the vacuum chamber of the brake booster and connected on another end to an intake port of the demand-driven vacuum pump. The vacuum system may include a discharge device arranged on an exhaust air opening of the vacuum system for ensuring bidirectional air volume flow between the external surroundings of the discharge device and the exhaust air opening of the vacuum system, which preventing liquids from reaching the exhaust air opening of the vacuum system as an air volume flows from the exterior surroundings into the exhaust air opening of the vacuum system. The vacuum system may also include a check valve arranged between the intake port of the demand-driven vacuum pump and the connection to a vacuum chamber of the brake booster.

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING MENTAL DISORDERS AND CONDITIONS

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180154170

The invention, in some aspects, relates to methods to alter activity in cells and the use of such method to treat disorders and conditions. The methods involve, in part, expressing stimulus-activated opsin polypeptides in neurons involved in memory and behavior and activating the opsin polypeptides to modulate activity of cells in which they are expressed and/or cells to which the cells that express the opsin polypeptides project.

INTEGRATED CHILLED BEAM / CHILLER DIRECT OUTSIDE AIR SYSTEM UNIT

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180156476

An air handling system is disclosed that includes an integral chilled water refrigeration system. The air handling system additionally includes a first coil section that provides cooling and a second coil section that provides heating. The second coil section and associated terminal units are in fluid communication with the first refrigeration system.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING BLISTER PACK COMPLIANCE

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180156756

Disclosed herein is a system for determining discontinuities in a blister pack. The system includes a blister pack and a discontinuity sensing apparatus coupled to the blister pack. The blister pack includes a tray with a plurality of cells and a seal layer arranged to seal the cells. The discontinuity sensing apparatus includes a signal generation element and a signal receiving element. In one embodiment, the signal generation element is arranged to transmit an acoustic pulse. In another embodiment, the signal generation element is arranged to transmit a swept acoustic signal. In one embodiment, the discontinuity sensing apparatus is coupled to the blister pack such that each of the plurality of cells is positioned at a unique distance from the discontinuity sensing apparatus. The determinations on discontinuities can be made in part from information from the time domain and/or in part from information from the frequency domain.

SOLENOID VALVE

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180156353

A solenoid valve includes: a solenoid body which includes a plunger mounted movably up and down and a stop member disposed on the plunger, and a valve body having an orifice which is open and closed as the plunger moves up and down. The stop member includes a first buffer member formed at a contact portion between the plunger and the stop member.

Metal Effect Pigments with High Chroma and High Brilliancy, Method for the Production and Use Thereof

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180155550

The invention relates to a metal effect pigment including a metallic substrate in platelet form and a coating applied thereto, wherein the coating includes a spacer layer. The invention further relates to a process for production of and to the use of the metal effect pigment.

ANTI-HUMAN-HER3 ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180155433

The present disclosure relates to a neuregulin non competitive allosteric anti-human-HER3 antibody having a human constant region; and less than 65% of the glycan structures carried by the glycosylation site of the antibody comprises a fucose molecule. The antibody is characterized by its variable sequences.

DOCKING CONNECTOR PLATFORM FOR MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180157290

A docking platform formed for detachable attachment to a largest-surface-area surface of a mobile electronic device. Such a docking platform may comprise a docking accessory connection system having one or more docking connectors, and optionally two or more electrical contacts therein, the contacts electrically connected to an electronics assembly within the docking platform and constructed and arranged to allow electrical connection to detachable docking accessories. The docking accessory connection system is operable to form detachable attachments to multiple independent docking accessories simultaneously. The docking platform may assist in providing interoperability between connected/linked docking accessories. One type of accessory forms an assembly with an expandable accordion attached to the docking platform.

AUTOMATED IMAGE LAYER BLACKLISTING IN THE CLOUD

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180157505

A computer-implemented method is provided. The method includes identifying, by one or more processors, faulty layers from among a plurality of layers of a container image stored in a container-based cloud system. The method further includes storing, by the one or more processors, information regarding the container image and the faulty layers of the container image. The method also includes automatically blacklisting, by the one or more processors, the container image responsive to an identification of one or more of the faulty layers of the container image. The method additionally includes preventing, by the one or more processors, use of any of the faulty layers in a provisioning process in a container-based cloud system.

METAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FORMING OFF-SET DIMPLES IN METAL SHEETS

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180154418

A metal processing apparatus comprising: (i) a first tool portion including a first carrier, a cutting surface, a first plurality of dimple forming elements; (ii) a second tool portion including a second carrier, in opposing relation to the first tool portion, the second tool portion having a blade or adapted to receive the blade which is adapted to contact the cutting surface for cutting an edge of a metal sheet to form a cut edge in the metal sheet, a second plurality of dimple forming elements; and (iii) a dimpler indexer to index the first plurality of dimple forming from a first pre-determined location to a second pre-determined location. The metal processing apparatus may find particular use in creating dimples along one or more cut edges of a metal sheet to allow for stacking of the metal sheets with an airgap therebetween.

System and Method for Caption Modification

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180160190

A device is provided for use with a viewing device that operable to display a video. The device includes: an image receiver to receive image data; a closed caption receiver to receive closed caption data; an image decoder to decode the image data into image display data; a closed caption decoder to decode the closed caption data into closed caption display data; a packaging component to generate a first content package based on the image display data and the closed caption display data; an output port to output the first content package to the viewing device to display a first video image over a first period of time; an instruction receiver to receive a closed caption modification instruction and to output an image modification signal based on the closed caption modification instruction; and a closed caption modifying component to generate modified closed caption display data.

SYSTEM METHOD TO DEPICT GEODETIC REFERENCE DATUM NON-COMPLIANCE REGIONS, AIRPORTS, AND FLIGHT PLANNING ELEMENTS ON AVIONICS BASED DISPLAYS

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180158343

Systems and methods are provided for displaying portions of a route on a coverage map that are non-compliant for a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) navigation system in an aircraft. A route compliance module defines a geodetic reference datum standard based on the GNSS navigation system. A navigation system database has compliance information corresponding to each of a plurality of airports. A flight management system determines the route of the aircraft and a visual display displays the route and the coverage map. The route compliance module identifies a non-compliant region of the coverage map that is not compliant with the geodetic reference datum standard based on the compliance information and adjusts the visual display to differentiate a non-compliant portion of the route extending within the non-compliant region of the coverage map.

PANEL AND ASSOCIATED ATTACHMENT DEVICES

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180156496

The present disclosure concerns a panel capable of bending under the effect of a load and having a peripheral surface provided with a plurality of pivoting attachment devices; each attachment device comprises: a metal gripping member adhered to the peripheral surface of the panel; and a metal clip cooperating by interlocking with the gripping member and configured to allow the gripping member to pivot when the panel bends.

GENERATOR CONNECTION RING SUPPORT DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180159396

A generator connection ring support device includes a base, a first protruding member extending from the base, a second protruding member extending from the base substantially parallel to the first protruding member, a fastener hole extending through the base and the first protruding member, and a clamping hole extending through the base into the first slot. The clamping hole is configured to at least partly house a clamping element. The first and second protruding members define a first slot therebetween to receive a connection ring, each protruding member having a first end proximate the base and a second end distal the base, the first protruding member configured to be fastened to an end winding axial support at the distal end of the first protruding member, the first protruding member having a longitudinal axis, the fastener hole aligned with the longitudinal axis of the first protruding member.

OPERATION OF A MULTI-SLICE PROCESSOR IMPLEMENTING ADAPTIVE PREFETCH CONTROL

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180157602

Operation of a multi-slice processor that includes a plurality of execution slices. Operation of such a multi-slice processor includes: determining, by a hypervisor, that consumption of memory controller resources, by a plurality of processing threads, is above a threshold quantity, wherein respective processing threads of the plurality of processing threads control respective prefetch settings; and responsive to determining that the consumption of the memory controller resources is above the threshold quantity, modifying individual memory controller usage of at least one of the plurality of processing threads such that the consumption of the memory controller resources is reduced below the threshold quantity.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELF AND AUTOMATED MANAGEMENT OF CERTIFICATES IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS, FOR EXAMPLE INCLUDING A NETWORK OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180159693

Communication network architectures, systems and methods for supporting a network of mobile nodes. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide communication network architectures, systems, and methods for supporting a dynamically configurable communication network comprising a complex array of both static and moving communication nodes (e.g., the Internet of moving things). More specifically, systems and methods for self and automated management of certificates in a network of moving things that may include autonomous vehicles.

Enforcing Dependency Between Pipelines

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180157704

A dependency is created between a first search query and a second search query. The first search query defines a first data processing pipeline and the second search query defines a second data processing pipeline that extends the first data processing pipeline. A modification is detected to the first data processing pipeline defined by the first search query. Based on the modification to the first data processing pipeline being detected, the dependency is enforced such that the second data processing pipeline is modified to extend the modified first data processing pipeline. The modification to the first data processing pipeline can include a first set of pipelined commands corresponding to the first search query being modified, and the dependency can be enforced by causing a second set of pipelined commands corresponding to the second search query to be modified to include the modified first set of pipelined commands.

EXCREMENT TREATMENT MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180155107

An excrement treatment material includes a plurality of granules and a packaging bag. The granules are used for treatment of excrement. The plurality of granules are placed in the packaging bag. The inside of the packaging bag is in a vacuum state.

GENERATING VIRTUAL NOTATION SURFACES WITH GESTURES IN AN AUGMENTED AND/OR VIRTUAL REALITY ENVIRONMENT

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180158250

In an augmented reality and/or a virtual reality system, virtual annotation surfaces, or virtual sheets, or virtual whiteboards, may be materialized in in response to a detected gesture. A user may annotate, adjust, store, review and revise the virtual annotation surfaces, and allow for collaboration with other users, while in the current virtual environment, and/or within another virtual environment, and/or outside of the virtual environment.

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A MODULAR CONNECTOR AND A LOCK-IN DEVICE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180159287

A manufacturing method of a modular connector and a lock-in device thereof has the modular connector including an oblong hole at a rear end thereof to be filled with a flexible rubber body but left with an engaging hole in a middle section of the oblong hole, and the lock-in device including a through hole arranged aside which has a clip arranged on a periphery wall thereof with a protruding latch, so that when the modular connector is inserted into the through hole to a per-determined position, the latch would engage the engaging hole for positioning and fixing the engagement.

FACILITATION OF WIRELESS NETWORK SESSION CONTINUITY

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180160341

Internet protocol session continuity can be achieved via an access point registration process. Mobile devices near an access point device that has registered with a base station device can offload wireless communication from the base station device to the access point device. The access point device can be a known access point device that can be secured and subject to session continuity policies of a service provider. The session continuity policies can be stored at a content handover processor, which can oversee the handover processes between the base station device and the mobile device.

TURBINE WHEELS, TURBINE ENGINES INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHODS OF FORMING TURBINE WHEELS WITH IMPROVED SEAL PLATE SEALING

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180156054

Turbine wheels, turbine engines, and methods of forming the turbine wheels are provided herein. In an embodiment, a turbine wheel includes a rotor disk and a plurality of turbine blades. Each turbine blade is operatively connected to the rotor disk through a blade mount, which is bonded to the rotor disk. The blade mount and the rotor disk have a fore surface on a higher pressure side thereof and an aft surface on a lower pressure side thereof. The blade mount includes a blade attachment surface that extends between and connects the fore surface and the aft surface. The turbine blade extends from the blade attachment surface. A gap is defined between adjacent blade mounts. The gap separates the blade mounts and extends into the rotor disk. The gap includes a pocket that has a fore opening in the fore surface. A pocket seal is disposed in the pocket.

AUTOMATED THUMBNAIL OBJECT GENERATION BASED ON THUMBNAIL ANCHOR POINTS

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180158251

In various embodiments, methods and systems for generating thumbnail objects are provided. A thumbnail object generation system supports automatic thumbnail generation based on thumbnail anchor points. The thumbnail object generation system accesses thumbnail anchor points for an object. A thumbnail anchor point indicates a point of interest associated with the object for generating a thumbnail object. The object is positioned within a thumbnail window based on thumbnail anchor points. Positioning the object is based on successive thumbnail anchor points that are accessed. Positioning the object within a thumbnail window includes actuating movement of a virtual camera to keep the object within the thumbnail window while maintaining visibility of the thumbnail anchor points. The thumbnail object is generated based on a final object position for the object in the thumbnail window. The final object position is defined based on the thumbnail anchor points.

SWEETENED CONDENSED CREAMER

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180153185

A sweetened condensed creamer comprising: a) a hydrocolloid comprising non-coprocessed carboxymethylcellulose; b) an emulsifier; b) a protein; c) a fat; d) a sweetener; e) optionally a dispersant; and f) water. The use of non-coprocessed carboxymethylcellulose as all or a portion of the hydrocolloid component provides unexpectedly desirable storage stability in that it desirably reduces the viscosity increase during storage, relative to that observed in conventional formulations of sweetened condensed creamers which comprise only coprocessed carboxymethylcellulose.

TIMING CONTROLLER CIRCUIT OF ELECTRONIC PAPER DISPLAY APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180158392

A timing controller circuit of an electronic paper display apparatus including an image processing circuit and a timing controller is provided. The image processing circuit receives an image signal and analyzes the image signal according to a signal component of the image signal, so as to determine a display mode of the electronic paper display apparatus. The image processing circuit selects a driving signal waveform according to the determined display mode. The timing controller is electrically connected to the image processing circuit. The timing controller outputs the selected driving signal waveform to drive an electronic paper display panel of the electronic paper display apparatus to display image frames.

SENDING SNIPPETS OF MEDIA CONTENT TO A COMPUTING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180159907

Techniques include: providing media content to a computing device; waiting a period of time; determining that the media content has not been used; sending a snippet to the computing device, where the snippet corresponds to a portion of the media content that is executable on the computing device; and repeating waiting, determining and sending until the media content has been used or a limiting factor has been met.

Battery Deterioration Degree Estimating Apparatus and Estimating Method

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180156873

A battery deterioration degree estimating apparatus includes a storage deterioration degree estimator that estimates the storage deterioration degree of the battery in reuse based on the storage deterioration degree of the battery in the in-vehicle period and the load information of the battery in reuse, the cycle deterioration degree estimator that estimates the cycle deterioration degree of the battery in reuse on the basis of the load information of the battery in reuse, and the total-deterioration-degree at secondary-use-start calculator that calculates the total deterioration degree of the battery at the time point of reuse start. The battery deterioration degree estimating apparatus includes the total-deterioration-degree detector that estimates the total deterioration degree of the battery after the reuse start on the basis of the storage deterioration degree in reuse, the cycle deterioration degree in reuse, and the total deterioration degree of the battery at the time point of the reuse start.

OPHTHALMIC APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180153401

An ophthalmic apparatus includes a control unit configured to control a scanning unit so that scanning lines of a first field and scanning lines of a second field are alternately arranged in a direction crossing the scanning lines, and a detection unit configured to, in a case where one of first front images of the first field is selected as a reference image, detect movement of the subject's eye using information indicating a position gap between the reference image and the first front images, and detect the movement of the subject's eye using information indicating a position gap between the reference image and second front images of the second field and information indicating a difference in position between the first field and the second field.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OUTER CODING

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180159660

Embodiments relate to outer coding in communications between a first network device and a second network device. A transport block (TB) and a first parity code block that is based on contents of the TB are transmitted from the first network device to the second network device. The first network device receives feedback information that is transmitted from the second network device. The feedback information indicates a decoding failure of the TB. The first network device generates a second parity check CB that is based on the contents of the TB and is different from the first parity check CB and transmits the second parity check CB to the second network device. The second network device receives the second parity check CB and performs error detection decoding of the TB based on the second parity check CB.

WATER SEPARATION IN FLOWLINES OR TRUNK LINES

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180154318

A sink is configured to attach to a bottom surface of a flowline that is configured to flow a mixture of at least two immiscible fluids. One of the immiscible fluids is water. The water is more dense than the other of the at least two immiscible fluids. An outlet formed at a bottom portion of the sink. A valve system is connected to the opening. The valve system is configured to open the outlet in response to the water occupying at least a portion of the sink.