Total 9022 patents for "2018-06-21"

Empty Plastic Bottle Recycling Apparatus and Advertising Platform

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180170638

An empty plastic bottle recycling apparatus and advertising platform (BRAAP) that is used to captively hold at least one, and preferably multiple, plastic beverage bottles and includes advertising or promotional indicia printed thereon. The BRAAP has a structure which is a strip, or an strip. The panel and strip can be resilient and disposable, and each have at least one, and typically multiple, openings that are each dimensioned to allow a bottle's neck to be inserted and maintained within, or removed from, the opening. When a bottle is inserted into an opening, the BRAAP with the retained bottle, can be stored or transported. When a bottle is pulled from an opening, the bottle neck is released, thereby allowing the bottle to be removed from the BRAAP. The advertising or promotional indicia includes a company name, a coupon, a sport team name, event information, commercial offers, entertainment information, or social media information.

CUT LINE STEERING METHODS FOR FORMING A MOSAIC IMAGE OF A GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180174272

Systems and methods for creating a ground confidence map of a geographic area, comprising the steps of creating a ground confidence map of a geographic area, the ground confidence map having a plurality of pixels with each pixel corresponding to a particular geographic location; assigning the pixels in the ground confidence map with pixel values indicative of composite ground confidence scores; and storing pixel values indicative of a statistical probability that the geographical location represented by the particular pixels represent the ground.

Connection, Connection System, and Method for Connecting at Least Two Components

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180172042

A connection between at least two components of a motor vehicle includes at least one connection unit which is arranged and/or formed on one of the components, and provides at least one connection surface of the connection. At least one characteristic of the connection unit is deliberately changeable, in such a manner that an adhesion capability of the connection surface is adjustable.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180174333

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for reconstructing an Emission Computed Tomography (ECT) image. The systems, having at least one machine each of which has at least one processor and storage, may perform the methods to obtain ECT projection data, the ECT projection data corresponding to a plurality of voxels; determine a plurality of gate numbers for the plurality of voxels, the plurality of gate numbers relating to motion information of the plurality of voxels; and reconstruct an ECT image based on the ECT projection data and the plurality of gate numbers.

METHOD MANUFACTURING FOR DECORATIVE CONSTRUCTION PLATE

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180169695

The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a decorative construction plate, the method including subjecting a metal siding material including: a metallic substrate on which a recess-projection pattern having a height difference of 0.5 mm or more is formed and on which an ink receiving layer formed from a resin composition is provided; a core material; and a back-side material, to flame treatment by exposing the metal siding material to flame with an output of 250 kJ/h to 12000 kJ/h per 10-mm width of a flame port of a burner so that the surface temperature of the substrate does not exceed 300 C., followed by performing inkjet printing using an active ray curable ink.

IMPLEMENTING ATOMIC PRIMITIVES USING CACHE LINE LOCKING

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180173625

A processor comprising a cache, the cache comprising a cache line, an execution unit to execute an atomic primitive to responsive to executing a read instruction to retrieve a data item from a memory location, cause to store a copy of the data item in the cache line, execute a lock instruction to lock the cache line to the processor, execute at least one instruction while the cache line is locked to the processor, and execute an unlock instruction to cause the cache controller to release the cache line from the processor.

STAGGERED NOTIFICATION BY AFFINITY TO PROMOTE POSITIVE DISCUSSION

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180176273

An indication of a content item being provided to a channel of a content item sharing platform may be received. Users associated with the channel of the content item sharing platform may be identified. Classifications of feedback of the users that are based on evaluations of the feedback from the plurality of users for other content items on the content item sharing platform may be received. A first portion of the plurality of users associated with a first classification indicating a higher rating than a second portion of the plurality of users associated with a second classification indicating a lower rating may be identified. Notifications identifying the content item may be sent to the first portion of the plurality of users associated with the first classification indicating the higher rating before the second portion associated with the second classification indicating the lower rating.

CHALLENGE RESPONSE AUTHENTICATION FOR SELF ENCRYPTING DRIVES

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180176024

Various embodiments are directed to a system for accessing a self-encrypting drive (SED) based on a blind challenge authentication response mechanism (BCRAM). An SED may be authenticated within a system, for example, upon resuming from a sleep state, based on a challenge generated within the SED, signed using a private key by a trusted execution environment (TEE) and authenticated using a corresponding public key within the SED.

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING A SIGNAL EMITTED BY A ROTATIONAL ANGLE SENSOR

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180172486

The present invention relates to a double analysis of signals emitted by a rotational angle sensor. For this purpose, the signal emitted by the rotational angle sensor is processed in a first signal path with respect to a maximum angle quality of the angle signal to be calculated. A second signal path for processing the signal emitted by the rotational angle sensor is optimized to indicate a maximum diagnosability of errors.

WORD HASH LANGUAGE MODEL

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180174579

A language model may be used in a variety of natural language processing tasks, such as speech recognition, machine translation, sentence completion, part-of-speech tagging, parsing, handwriting recognition, or information retrieval. A natural language processing task may use a vocabulary of words, and a word hash vector may be created for each word in the vocabulary. A sequence of input words may be received, and a hash vector may be obtained for each word in the sequence. A language model may process the hash vectors for the sequence of input words to generate an output hash vector that describes words that are likely to follow the sequence of input words. One or words may then be selected using the output word hash vector and used for a natural language processing task.

DRUG CARRIER AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180169030

A drug carrier and a method of fabricating the same are provided. The drug carrier is used to cover boron-containing drugs. The drug carrier includes a negatively charged polysaccharide inner core and a positively charged polysaccharide outer shell. The negatively charged polysaccharide inner core covers the boron-containing drugs. The positively charged polysaccharide outer shell covers a surface of the negatively charged polysaccharide inner core. The drug carrier can be delivered and gathered near tumor tissues. Also, a leakage of the boron-containing drugs in the delivery process is low, so as to reduce damage to normal cells.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LAWFUL INTERCEPTION

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180176264

Apparatus and method for lawful interception in accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method is provided for receiving from a gateway apparatus an intercept request regarding user equipment in the communication system; creating or modifying a processing rule regarding the user equipment by including interception in the rule; transmitting to a network switch processing user equipment connections a command to clone and encrypt each signalling or data packet of the user equipment connection and to transmit the encrypted signalling and data packets to a given network apparatus.

ADAPTIVE IMAGE REGISTRATION FOR OPHTHALMIC SURGERY

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180168737

An ophthalmic surgical system includes a first imaging system configured to generate a first image of an eye, a second imaging system configured to generate a second image of the eye, and an image registration system comprising a processor and instructions stored on a memory, the instructions executable by the processor to cause the image registration system to receive the first image generated by the first imaging system, receive the second image generated by a second imaging system, track a location of a distal tip of a surgical instrument in the first image, define a priority registration region in the first image, the priority registration region comprising a portion of the first image within a predetermined proximity of the distal tip of the surgical instrument, register the priority registration region in the first image with a corresponding region in the second image, and update the registration of the priority registration region in the first image with the corresponding region in the second image in real time as the distal tip is moved, without registering portions of the first or second images that are outside the registration regions.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS USING NETWORKED PHASED-ARRAY ANTENNAE APPLICATIONS TO DETECT AND/OR MONITOR MOVING OBJECTS

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180170514

Disclosed is a networked array of radar enclosures that can be arranged to cover a desired geographical location. The array can detect moving objects in the coverage area. When warranted, elements of the array can also control the movement of associated objects, for example, friendly drones. The present invention also combines attributes that facilitate the less conspicuous detection and monitoring of moving objects, with the capability of distinguishing types of moving objects.

DRY PROCESS METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRODES FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICES AND ELECTRODES FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICES

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180175366

A method of making an electrode for an electrochemical cell includes the step of providing an electrode composite comprising from 70-98% active material, from 0-10% conductive material additives, and from 2-20% polymer binder, based on the total weight of the electrode composite. The electrode composite is mixed and then compressed the electrode composite into an electrode composite sheet. The electrode composite sheet is applied to a current collector with pressure to form an electrode, wherein the electrode possesses positive characteristics for adhesion according to ASTM standard test D3359-09e2, entitled Standard Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test, and wherein the electrode composite sheet and the electrode possess positive characteristics for flexibility according to the Mandrel Test. The binder can be a single nonfluoropolymer binder. Dry process electrodes are also disclosed.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180175267

A semiconductor device directly joins electrodes of a semiconductor element to electrodes of a metal substrate and has good yield, connection reliability, good mass productivity, and superior heat dissipation efficiency. A method for producing the semiconductor device that directly joins the electrodes of the metal substrate to the electrodes of the semiconductor element includes forming an electrode separating groove in an element mounting position on a main surface of the metal substrate at a predetermined depth. The semiconductor element is mounted to extend over the electrode separating groove. The metal substrate is ground from a surface reverse to the main surface of the metal substrate up to a position reaching the electrode separating groove.

SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180174985

According to one embodiment, a semiconductor chip is described including a semiconductor chip body and a semiconductor chip circuit on the body and including a first circuit path coupled to a first and a second node and including at least two gate-insulator-semiconductor structures and a second circuit path coupled to the first and the second node and including at least two gate-insulator-semiconductor structures. The first and the second circuit path are connected to set the first and the second node to complementary logic states. In each of the first and the second circuit path, at least one of the gate-insulator-semiconductor structures is configured as field effect transistor. In at least one of the first and the second circuit path, at least one of the gate-insulator-semiconductor structures is configured to connect the circuit path to the semiconductor body.

Calla lily plant named 'BRASILIA'

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180177113

Brasilia is a new variety of calla lily plant having inflorescences with a white-colored spathe having a pink flush that produces 5-25 inflorescences per tuber. The height of the top of an inflorescence above the soil can reach up to 40 cm. The leaves are green with transparent maculations present and have a leathery texture.

STEERABLE LASER PROBE

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180168864

A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle distal end and a handle proximal end, an actuation structure of the handle, a flexible housing tube having a flexible housing tube distal end and a flexible housing tube proximal end, and an optic fiber disposed within an inner bore of the handle and the flexible housing tube. A compression of the actuation structure may cause the optic fiber to gradually curve. A de-compression of the actuation structure may cause the optic fiber to gradually straighten.

THERMAL INSULATION LAYER AND PRESSURE TRANSFER MEDIUM FOR HIGH-PRESSURE HIGH-TEMPERATURE CELL

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180169987

HPHT press system includes a thermal insulation layer. The thermal insulation layer includes CsCl, CsBr, CsI, or a combination thereof, and the thermal insulation layer is electrically insulating. The thermal insulation layer may include a thermal insulation sleeve and/or a thermal insulation button for an HPHT cell.

HOT ROLLED STEEL PLATE FOR OIL WELL PIPE, STEEL PIPE USING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180171443

The present invention relates to a hot rolled steel plate used for an oil well pipe for development of petroleum or natural gas, a steel pipe manufactured using the same, and a method of manufacturing the same.

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING PATIENT TEMPERATURE

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180168858

Relatively non-invasive devices and methods for heating or cooling a patient's body are disclosed. Devices and methods for treating ischemic conditions by inducing therapeutic hypothermia are disclosed. Devices and methods for inducing therapeutic hypothermia through esophageal cooling are disclosed. Devices and methods for operative temperature management are disclosed.

WEAPON MOUNTING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180170269

A weapon mounting system including a base and an upright for supporting a weapon holder. The weapon holder is supported for sliding movement along the upright.

DART GAME DEVICE COMPRISING IMAGE-CAPTURE DEVICE FOR CAPTURING IMAGES OF DART GAMES

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180169531

In order to achieve the object, disclosed is a dart game apparatus for recording a moving picture of a part during a dart game. The dart game apparatus includes: a camera unit for recording the dart game; a touch unit for sensing that a dart game player is ready for throwing a dart; and a controller for controlling the camera unit, wherein the controller allows the camera unit to start recording at the time when the touch unit senses that the dart game player is ready for throwing the dart. An object of the present invention is to store or transmit only small-capacity data by recording only a part of a dart game or selecting and storing or transmitting only a part of an image of an entire dart game to reduce a burden in storing and transmitting data and remarkably reduce a time for verifying the data.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTIVELY PROVIDING ELECTRONIC CONTENT TO MOBILE DEVICES

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180174193

The present disclosure generally relates to a computerized method implemented on a system for selectively providing electronic content to mobile devices. The method comprises: collecting, by a host server and from a computing system at a merchant location, device identifier data of the mobile devices proximate to the merchant location; retrieving, from a customer database of the host server, details of payment vehicles linked to the mobile devices based on the device identifier data; searching a transaction database of the host server for past transactions associated with the payment vehicles based on the details thereof; selecting a set of payment vehicles based on the search results, each selected payment vehicle having performed at least one past transaction at the merchant location; identifying, for each selected payment vehicle, an issuer financial institution associated with the selected payment vehicle based on the details thereof; communicating details of the selected set of payment vehicles from the host server to the respective issuer financial institutions; and communicating the electronic content from the identified issuer financial institutions to the respective mobile devices linked to the selected payment vehicles. The electronic content is selected based on the past transactions performed by the selected set of payment vehicles at the merchant location.

TORQUE MONITORING DEVICE FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180171816

A gas turbine engine includes a fan section having a fan rotatable with a fan shaft and a turbomachinery section having a turbine and a turbomachine shaft rotatable with the turbine. A power gearbox is also provided mechanically coupled to both the fan shaft and the turbomachine shaft such that the fan shaft is rotatable by the turbomachine shaft across the power gearbox. A torque monitoring system includes a gearbox sensor operable with a gear of the power gearbox and a shaft sensor operable with at least one of the turbomachine shaft or the fan shaft. The torque monitoring system determines an angular position of the gear of the gearbox relative to at least one of the fan shaft or the turbomachine shaft using the gearbox sensor and the shaft sensor to determine a torque within the gas turbine engine.

Device and System for Placing Securing Device Within Bone

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180168539

Aspects described herein disclose devices, systems, and methods for use in contexts such as minimally invasive surgery (MIS). A device is provided herein having a proximal portion and a distal portion, and an ultrasound transducer may be disposed within the distal portion and configured to scan tissue and identify certain portions of a patent's anatomy. In some aspects, different types of bones may be identified and the information used in determining a drill trajectory. Trajectory information may be presented to an operator of the device visually, such as in a 3-D volumetric image. By scanning the tissue, identifying the anatomy, and presenting the results to an operator, unnecessary damage to elements of the patients anatomy may be avoided or lessened.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION INTERFACES IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180176928

A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, facilitating establishing a first interface between a processor and the system where the system performs a policy and charging rules function in a mobile communications network and where the first interface bypasses a packet data network gateway and a serving gateway, facilitating establishing a second interface between the processor and the system where the second interface utilizes the packet data network gateway and the serving gateway, providing a first message from the processor to the system via the first interface where the first message is associated with a quality of service authorization, and receiving a second message from the system via the first interface where the second message is associated with the quality of service authorization. Other embodiments are disclosed.

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A LAYER STACK FROM A P+-SUBSTRATE, A P- -LAYER, AN N- -LAYER AND A THIRD LAYER

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180174841

A method for manufacturing a layer stack having a p + -substrate, a p -layer, an n -layer and a third layer. A first partial stack and a second partial stack is produced, and an upper side of the first partial stack is integrally bonded with an upper side of the second partial stack , and the first partial stack has at least the p + -substrate. The second partial stack has at least the n -layer, and the p -layer is produced by epitaxy or implantation on an upper side of the p + -substrate or by epitaxy on the n layer. The p -layer forms the upper side of the first partial stack or the second partial stack. The third layer is produced prior to or after the wafer bonding, and the n -layer is produced after the wafer bonding by abrading an n -substrate or prior to the wafer bonding on an n + -substrate.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING CASI2-CONTAINING COMPOSITION AND SILICON MATERIAL

Pub Date: 2018-06-21

Pub Number: US20180170761

Provided is a method for producing a CaSi 2 -containing composition, the method including: