Total 7526 patents for "2018-06-07"

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRACKING OPTICAL CODES

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180157882

Computerized methods and systems for locating barcodes applied to objects are provided. A method can receive a first image of a first barcode fragment applied to a first object captured at a first time and identify a first position of the first barcode fragment. The method can also receive a second image of a second barcode fragment captured at a second time and identify a second position of the second barcode fragment. The method can also predict a range of possible positions of the first barcode fragment at the second time based on a tracking model that tracks the first barcode fragment based on the first position, and determine that the first barcode fragment and the second barcode fragment correspond to the same barcode, if the second position is within the range of possible positions of the first barcode fragment at the second time.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED LITERACY ASSESSMENT

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180158359

The present invention relates to a system and method for automatically assessing a user's basic literacy skills. More specifically, the invention relates to a system and method for monitoring, tracking, capturing and analyzing information about a user's reading and writing behavior. An input device receives data involving literacy-related activities of a user. A processor executes a predetermined literacy assessment program for implementing a pre-analysis module which performs pre-analysis of the received data, an analysis module which performs a literacy assessment analysis on the pre-analyzed data and a post-analysis module which performs post-analysis assessment of the results of the literacy assessment analysis. An output device outputs the post-analysis assessment assessing the literacy of the user.

WIRELESS DATA TRANSMISSION

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180160349

The subject matter described herein relates to data communication in wireless communication systems. The device determines availability of scheduled serving cell before data communication and informs a device the determined availability of the scheduled serving cell. Depending upon the determined availability, the device is controlled to perform the data communication on the scheduled serving cell or another available serving cell. In this way, the unfinished data communication, for example, retransmission of a data block in an uplink or downlink HARQ process can be continued on an available serving cell, whereby avoiding large transmission delay and throughput loss in the wireless communication system.

JOINT STRUCTURE OF ENDLESS TREADMILL BELT OF TREADMILL

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180154210

A joint structure of an endless treadmill belt of a treadmill is provided. The treadmill belt is a sandwich-type laminated rectangular treadmill belt. Two ends of the treadmill belt are cut to form serrations. Two ends of a bottom layer of the treadmill belt are meshed with each other. At least one plastic piece is placed on the joint of the two ends of the bottom layer. The serrations of two ends of a top layer of the treadmill belt are connected with each other in a cross-knitted manner, and the pointed portions of the serrations of the two ends of the top layer are inserted into and covered by the plastic piece and then the two ends of the treadmill belt are joined together by hot melting to form an integral flat joint of the treadmill belt.

SURGICAL TRAY COORDINATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180158549

A surgical tray coordination method and system is disclosed that includes receiving and storing tray content information; generating and storing tray tracking information; generating invoices for the trays; recording pick-up of the trays; and tracking the status of each tray from drop-off to pick-up. The surgical tray content information can include a photograph of the tray contents. The tracking information can be on a printed label, which can include descriptive information of tray contents and a tracking code. The method can include sending a notification that a particular tray is checked-in after storing tray content and tracking information. A user can scan the label on any tray to retrieve information regarding the selected tray, including a photograph of tray contents. A user can identify each piece of equipment on a tray; and the system can automatically retrieve a price from a preselected price list; and generate a tray invoice

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TECHNICAL PROCESSES WITH LINEARIZATION

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180157223

A method for controlling a technical process with a controller that generates a correcting variable, where a controlled variable approximately constitutes or forms a step function as a function of the correcting variable, in which in a first section of a value range of the correcting variable, the controlled variable forms a first plateau with values that are virtually the same, in a second section of the value range of the correcting variable, the controlled variable has a steep transition from the first plateau to a second plateau with values that are likewise virtually the same, and in a third section of the value range of the correcting variable, the controlled variable forms the second plateau. According to this invention, the step function is approximated by an approximation function in the form of a sigmoid function. An inverse function is produced for the approximation function. The the controlled variable and a reference variable that constitutes a set point for the controlled variable are transformed by the inverse function into an auxiliary controlled variable. The auxiliary reference variable and auxiliary reference variable serve the controller as a basis for the determination of the correcting variable.

Body Protection

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180153237

This invention relates to a structure for absorption and/or dissipation of mechanical shocks comprising:

Hop Plant Named 'HBC 644'

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180160599

A new hop plant named HBC 644 is disclosed. HBC 644 is used for its exceptional and unique aromatic qualities.

AUTOMATED LOG ANALYSIS

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180157713

There is disclosed in an example a computer-implemented method of providing automated log analysis, including: receiving a log stream comprising a plurality of transaction log entries, the log entries comprising a time stamp, a component identification (ID), and a name value pair identifying a transaction; creating an index comprising mapping a key ID to a name value pair of a log entry; and selecting from the index a key ID having a relatively large number of repetitions. There is also disclosed an apparatus and computer-readable medium for performing the method.

SUPERCHARGER

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180156105

A supercharger includes: a turbine housing including a bypass passage configured to cause an exhaust gas to flow so as to detour around a turbine wheel; and a wastegate valve configured to controlling an amount of the exhaust gas flowing through the bypass passage. The wastegate valve includes a valve body including a valve plate and a valve stem, a support portion having a support hole, a shaft, and a rotating mechanism configured to rotate the shaft. The valve body is assembled to the support portion in a state where the valve stem is passed through the support hole, and rotates along with rotation of the shaft. In an axial direction, a clearance between the valve stem and the support plate in an axial direction of the shaft is smaller than a clearance between the valve stem and the support plate in an orthogonal direction perpendicular to the axial direction.

VEHICLE USER INPUT CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180157329

A vehicle user input control system and method is provided having a user input located on a vehicle, a plurality of proximity sensors located proximate the user input, and a controller processing signals generated by the proximity sensors to detect at least one of a trajectory and orientation of a hand proximate to the user input and determining the hand is associated with one of a driver and passenger of the vehicle.

DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR TREATING CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180153615

Medical devices are described for performing mapping, ablating, and/or pacing procedures on one or more layers of the cardiac wall via an epicardial approach in a minimally invasive (e.g., orthoscopic) surgical procedure. One of the medical devices described includes a main support member and one or more secondary support members extending outwardly from the main support member having electrodes configured to receive electrical impulses. The secondary support member may include a support pad configured to be removably attached to a corresponding area of the epicardium for holding the medical device in place during a procedure, such as through application of vacuum pressure via a containment dome provided on each secondary support member. Further, an ablating electrode may be slidably disposed along the main support member for transmitting energy to a target site proximate the electrode. Associated methods are also described.

ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTER DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180159496

An acoustic wave filter device includes a substrate, a filter disposed on the substrate, a wall member disposed on the substrate and surrounding the filter, and a cap member disposed above the wall member and, with the wall member, forming an internal space. The cap member has a curved shape and comprises a first cap member comprising a first material and a second cap member comprising a second material.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTHENTICATION OF ACCESS BASED ON MULTI-DATA SOURCE INFORMATION

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180157851

An authentication method includes receiving a single electronic file of member data elements from multiple member data sources. The method can include extracting the member data elements from the single electronic file, populating an authentication database with the member data elements, and periodically receiving an update of the member data elements. The update can be used to refresh the authentication database. The method can include receiving non-member data elements from multiple non-member data sources, and updating the authentication database with the non-member data elements. The method can further include receiving a request for authentication for one or more queried data elements corresponding to a supplied identification data element. The method can include determining an authentication response for each of the queried data elements based on the authentication database. The method can further include transmitting the authentication response for each of the queried data elements to the requesting system.

REDUNDANT KEY MANAGEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180157853

A data storage service redundantly stores data and keys used to encrypt the data. Data objects are encrypted with first cryptographic keys. The first cryptographic keys are encrypted by second cryptographic keys. The first cryptographic keys and second cryptographic keys are redundantly stored in a data storage system to enable access of the data objects, such as to respond to requests to retrieve the data objects. The second cryptographic keys may be encrypted by third keys and redundantly stored in the event access to a second cryptographic key is lost.

REMOTE ELECTRICAL TILT UNIT, BASE STATION, AND METHOD FOR MANAGING REMOTE ELECTRICAL TILT ANTENNA

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180159218

Embodiments of the present invention provide a remote electrical tilt unit, a base station, and a method for managing a remote electrical tilt antenna. The method includes: receiving, by the remote electrical tilt unit, permission configuration information sent by a first base station through a group of AISG ports of the remote control unit; configuring management permission of the first base station on the remote electrical tilt unit according to the permission configuration information, where the management permission includes at least control permission and query permission, and control permission on the remote electrical tilt unit can be allocated to only one base station. In this way, multiple base stations jointly manage a remote electrical tilt unit in a remote electrical tilt antenna, and a problem that it is difficult to locate and troubleshoot a fault when configuration of the remote electrical tilt unit is incorrect is resolved.

SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180158991

A semiconductor element includes a semiconductor layer, a carbide substrate, and a reflective layer. The carbide substrate is provided on the semiconductor layer. The reflective layer is provided on the carbide substrate such that the carbide substrate is sandwiched between the semiconductor layer and the reflective layer. The reflective layer includes silver and at least one of oxide particles and nitride particles.

METHODS OF BONDING HARDWARE TO VEHICULAR GLASS

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180155575

Methods of bonding hardware to glass and other substrates are provided that do not require use of primers, mixing, fixturing, or autoclaving. These methods include the steps of disposing an adhesive layer on a bonding surface of either the hardware or the vehicular glass, the adhesive layer comprising a curable composition that is dimensionally stable at ambient conditions; either before or after disposing the adhesive layer on the bonding surface, irradiating the adhesive layer with ultraviolet radiation to initiate curing of the curable composition; placing the hardware so as to be bonded to the vehicular glass by the adhesive layer; and allowing the adhesive layer to cure.

REPORT OF SERVING NETWORK, TIME ZONE AND UCI

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180160289

A method in a mobility management node for handling information in a network. The node is associated with a wireless device being served by a serving network. The node obtains information about that at least one of the serving network and a time zone and a UCI, has been changed for the device, and information about that the change has not been transmitted to a SGW. When at least one of the serving network and the time zone and the UCI, has been changed, and information about the change has not been transmitted to the SGW, the node transmits the information about at least one of the changed serving network and time zone and UCI, to the SGW, enabling the SGW to forward this information to a PGW.

TRANSMITTING TREATMENT INFORMATION

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180154163

A system includes a first computing device comprising a processor coupled to a memory. The processor and the memory are configured to receive at least one of (i) information indicative of treatment of a victim by a first caregiver using the first computing device and (ii) information indicative of a health status of the victim; determine that treatment of the victim by the first caregiver using the first computing device is completed; and transmit the received information to a second computing device.

ULTRASOUND SYSTEM WITH ASYMMETRIC TRANSMIT SIGNALS

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180156904

An ultrasound system drives the elements of an ultrasound probe with asymmetric transmit signals which reinforce poling of the probe transducer. The use of asymmetric transmit signals enables a transducer element to withstand a significantly higher RF transmit voltage without degradation, which in turn enables higher acoustic output and improved reliability. This is particularly beneficial with single crystal transducer material when used to generate high energy pressure waves of long duration such as shear wave push pulses.

PRINTING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR PRINTING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180154670

A printing apparatus for performing printing on a medium includes a temperature sensor configured to detect temperature and a control unit configured to, in a case where an operation mode of the printing apparatus is a first mode, allow the temperature sensor to detect temperature of heat emitted by an external heater, and execute processing in relation to an adjustment of the external heater based on the detected temperature. The external heater is externally installed and is configured to heat the medium.

POWDER COSMETIC COMPOSITION, USES AND PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180153777

A powder cosmetic composition may include the following components (percentages-by-weight refer to a total weight of the components (a), (b), and (c)): (a) greater than or equal to 60%-by-weight and less than or equal to 95%-by-weight of an effervescent system including at least one carbonate or bicarbonate salt of alkaline metal or alkaline earth metal capable of reacting with at least one acid component, when exposed to water, to develop gas; (b) greater than or equal to 1%-by-weight and less than or equal to 35%-by-weight of at least one solid surfactant; and/or (c) greater than or equal to 0.05%-by-weight and less than or equal to 5%-by-weight of at least one composite powder including particles of a crosslinked organosiloxane polymer supporting silica particles on a surface of the crosslinked organosiloxane polymer.

CONTROL OF RFID READER EMISSIONS WHICH MAY CAUSE INTERFERENCE WITH SYSTEMS USING RFID TAGS

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180157872

Methods and systems are provided for controlling an RFID emission within an environment including a sensitive object whose operation may be affected by RFID emissions above a particular strength. An RFID reader of the system is configured to emit a reader signal, while a host is associated with the RFID reader and configured to define the strength of the reader signal. A guard tag is configured to receive the reader signal and, upon receiving the reader signal, emit a return signal to be received by the RFID reader. The host is further configured to, upon the RFID reader receiving the return signal, decrease the strength of the reader signal and/or change the direction in which the reader signal is emitted, preferably until no further reader signal is received by the RFID reader.

Creation of Media Clips from Media Broadcasts

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180158485

According to some implementations of the present disclosure, computer-implemented methods and systems for generating media clips are disclosed. According to some implementations, the method includes receiving an original media stream, transcoding the original media stream into a transcoded media stream, and streaming the transcoded media stream to a user device. The method further includes creating a plurality of media segments that include content of the original media stream and receiving a request to create a media clip from the original media stream from a user device. The request indicates a clip start time and a clip end time defined with respect to the transcoded media stream. The method further includes identifying, from the plurality of media segments, one or more identified media segments corresponding to the clip start time and the clip end time and creating the media clip based on content included in the identified media segments.

VAGINAL SPECULUM APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180153391

A vaginal speculum apparatus includes a portable illumination assembly that is releasably attached to one of the upper blade and lower blade of a disposable vaginal speculum. The portable illumination assembly is defined by a housing that retains at least one LED and a portable power supply. The portable illumination assembly can be energized by an externally accessible member after the illuminator has been attached to the speculum.

FIBER-OPTICAL REALSHAPE SENSING FOR FLUOROSCOPIC SURGICAL NAVIGATION

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180153498

A fluoroscopic surgical system employing a FORS sensor (40), a navigation controller (70), a fluoroscopic imager (30) and a mechanical connector (50) adjoined to the fluoroscopic imager (30). In operation, mechanical connector (50) is utilized to detachably attach FORS senor to fluoroscopic imager (30), whereby navigation controller (70) processes a shape reconstruction of FORS sensor (40) relative to a reference point fixed or movable within an operating space (20) for controlling a tracking of fluoroscopic imager (30) within the operating space (20). The system may further employ a surgical instrument (60) whereby, concurrently or subsequently to a fluoroscopic imaging of a patient anatomy, FORS sensor (40) is thereafter detached from fluoroscopic imager (30) and detachably attached to surgical instrument (60), or FORS sensor (40) is concurrently detachably attached to fluoroscopic imager (30) and surgical instrument (60). The navigation controller (70) processes an additional shape reconstruction of FORS sensor (40) relative to the reference point within the operating space (20) for controlling a tracking of surgical instrument (60) within the operating space (20).

TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF MELANOMA

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180153833

The present invention discloses novel agents and methods for diagnosis and treatment of melanoma. Also disclosed are related arrays, kits, and screening methods.

TRANSFORMER

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180158597

A transformer comprises a first core, a second core, a plurality of electrodes, an inner winding and an outer winding. The first core has a central hole. The second core is disposed in the central hole. The second core has two flanges and a pillar located between the two flanges. The inner winding is wound around the pillar. A first winding end of the inner winding is electrically connected to one of the electrodes. The inner winding comprises a first wire and a first insulating layer covering the first wire. The outer winding is wound around the inner winding. A second winding end of the outer winding is electrically connected to one of the electrodes. The outer winding comprises a second wire and a second insulating layer covering the second wire. Second thickness of the second insulating layer is larger than first thickness of the first insulating layer.

PACING MODE SWITCHING IN A VENTRICULAR PACEMAKER

Pub Date: 2018-06-07

Pub Number: US20180154154

An intracardiac ventricular pacemaker is configured to operate in in a selected one of an atrial-tracking ventricular pacing mode and a non-atrial tracking ventricular pacing mode. A control circuit of the pacemaker determines at least one motion signal metric from the motion signal, compares the at least one motion signal metric to pacing mode switching criteria; and responsive to the pacing mode switching criteria being satisfied, switches from the selected one of the non-atrial tracking pacing mode and the atrial tracking pacing mode to the other one of the non-atrial tracking pacing mode and the atrial tracking pacing mode for controlling ventricular pacing pulses delivered by the pacemaker.