Total 6926 patents for "2018-07-12"

Induction Wok

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180199401

An induction cooking system suitable for use with a round-bottom wok is disclosed. The system includes a cooking vessel made from an induction suitable material, a base unit having an upper surface, and an induction coil and electric generator housed therein, and a control interface positioned on the base and electronically coupled to the electric generator. The upper surface of the base unit made from a ceramic and is concave to allow seating of the round-bottom wok cooking vessel on the surface. The upper surface of the base unit may include a rim at a top-most edge made of a non-magnetic material to create a gap between the upper surface and the round-bottom wok cooking vessel when seated. Preferably, the gap is greater at the center of the upper surface than at the rim of the upper surface.

Alternative use for hydrogel intrasaccular occlusion device with an umbrella member for structural support

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180193025

The present disclosure relates to the field of endovascular treatment. More particularly, the present invention uses a modified hydrogel intrasaccular occlusion device designed to implement an endovascular treatment to ameliorating or eliminating aneurysm recurrence, which hydrogel may optionally be impregnated with pharmaceutical compounds. The present invention also teaches the use of thin hydrogel coatings to ameliorate endovascular treatment related difficulties.

PROACTIVE CHATTING AND INSTANT MESSAGING GROUP MANAGEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180198831

In one embodiment, a system includes a processing circuit and logic integrated with the processing circuit, executable by the processing circuit, or integrated with and executable by the processing circuit. The logic is configured to cause the processing circuit to determine whether overlap of a first context status of a first user and a second context status of a second user exceeds a predetermined threshold. The first user and the second user belong to a plurality of users in a network. The logic is also configured to cause the processing circuit to create a group chat session in response to a determination that the overlap of the first and second context statuses exceeds the predetermined threshold. Moreover, the logic is configured to cause the processing circuit to add the first user and the second user to the group chat session in response to creation of the group chat session.

SETTING A PERSONAL STATUS USING AUGMENTED REALITY

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180197008

A computer system, method, and computer readable product are provided for setting a personal status using augmented reality. In various embodiments, an augmented-reality computing device captures an image of a physical scene, which includes a person. The computing device then identifies the person, and accesses a personal status for that person. The computing device generates and displays an augmented reality image that displays the personal status in proximity to the person in the scene.

DEVICES, APPARATUSES, KITS, AND METHODS FOR OSTEOTOMY PLATES, GUIDES, AND CUTTERS

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180193034

Embodiments are disclosed that relate generally to orthopedic treatments, and more particularly, but not by way of limitation, to devices, apparatuses, kits, and methods for an orthopedic device comprising one or more osteotomy plates, guides, and/or cutters (e.g., for bunion removal or for stabilizing a joint or a cut/break line of a fracture).

PISTON COMPRESSION RINGS OF COPPER-NICKEL-TIN ALLOYS

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180195612

A piston ring is made from a copper-containing alloy. This material permits the top compression ring of a piston to be moved closer to the piston crown, reducing crevice volume and reducing the tendency for pre-ignition. Ignition timing advance can be realized by installing the rings and letting the ECU advance the timing as the sensors allow, increasing efficiency. Also, shorter pistons and longer connecting rods are possible. The shorter pistons reduces the reciprocated mass in the engine and the longer connecting rods reduce the frictional loss caused by radial forces pushing the piston against the liner. Both reducing volume and tendency for pre-ignition increase engine efficiency.

ARTICULAR SURFACE REPAIR

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180193153

Apparatus and methods for repairing a bone. The apparatus may include a prosthesis. The prosthesis may have a first face. The first face may be shaped to conform to a native articular bone surface and define a perimeter. The prosthesis may have a second face. The second face may be shaped to conform to a bone surface prepared for receiving the prosthesis. The second face may define two or more screw-holes adjacent the perimeter. The prosthesis may define, other than the screw-holes, no anchor pass-through.

INHIBITION OF HIV INFECTION THROUGH CHEMOPROPHYLAXIS

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180193366

A process is provided for protecting a primate host from a self-replicating infection by an immunodeficiency retrovirus. Protection is achieved by administering to the primate host a combination of a pharmaceutically effective amount of a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor and a pharmaceutically effective amount of a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor prior to exposure to the immunodeficiency retrovirus. The administration is effective if provided in a single dose within 24 hours of the exposure. A regime of regular daily doses is also effective in providing protection against an immunodeficiency retrovirus becoming self-replicating after infecting a primate host. A process for controlling retrovirus transmission within a population includes the administration to a subpopulation at high risk for contracting an immunodeficiency retroviral infection the detailed combination prior to sexual exposure to a source of immunodeficiency retrovirus so as to preclude the immunodeficiency retrovirus from becoming self-replicating in a member of the subpopulation.

CONVERTER VALVE FAULT WARNING METHOD AND SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180196099

Within a predetermined time range, record time information of status indication signals fed back by thyristor control units (TCU) of a converter valve. Perform, statistics and comparison of the pieces of time information using a bias statistics method. Mark, a thyristor level whose bias exceeds a preset value. And determine a probability of failure in the thyristor according to the marking result.

EDGE-LIT LIGHTING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180195705

A circular edge-lit lighting device includes a light emitting panel (LEP) and a first light emitting diode (LED) light source positioned proximal to a first location on a narrow outer perimeter edge of the LEP. The first LED light source is configured to emit a first light into the LEP through the narrow outer perimeter edge. The first light has a first intensity level. The circular edge-lit lighting device also includes a second LED light source positioned proximal to a second location on the narrow outer perimeter edge the LEP. The second LED light source is configured to emit a second light into the LEP through the narrow outer perimeter edge. The second light has a second intensity level. The first location and the second location are different locations.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180199100

An information processing apparatus include: a degradation level acquirer that, when an original video is converted to A (A is a natural number) videos with different bit rates, acquires a level of degradation in each of a plurality of sections of each of the videos; a data volume calculator that calculates a data volume of distribution video data which is generated when a video with the level of degradation satisfying a first image quality condition is selected from B (B is a natural number smaller than A+1) videos for each of the plurality of sections; and an identifier that identifies a combination out of combinations of bit rates of the B videos for which the data volume is calculated, the combination allowing the data volume to be within a predetermined order from a smallest volume.

LEARNING DOCUMENT EMBEDDINGS WITH CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORK ARCHITECTURES

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180196800

A document analysis system trains a document embedding model configured to receive a set of word embeddings for an ordered set of words in a document and generate a document embedding for the document. The document embedding is a representation of the document in a latent space that characterizes the document with respect to properties such as structure, content, and sentiment. The document embedding may represent a prediction of a set of words that follow the last word in the ordered set of words of the document. The document embedding model may be associated with a convolutional neural network (CNN) architecture that includes one or more convolutional layers. The CNN architecture of the document embedding model allows the document analysis system to overcome various difficulties of existing document embedding models, and allows the document analysis system to easily process variable-length documents that include a variable number of words.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING STIMULATION OF EXCITABLE TISSUE

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180193649

A method for optimization of the stimulation pattern of a set of implanted electrodes in excitable tissue of a patient is disclosed, wherein it comprises the steps of: (a) choosing a first group of a certain number of from said set of implanted electrodes, (b) stimulating the excitable tissue electrically by said first group of electrodes, (c) registering information provided by the patient, (d) assigning each electrode of said first group of electrodes a value related to said information, wherein these steps are repeated for one or more further groups of said certain number of electrodes chosen from said set of implanted electrodes, wherein each electrode may be included in one or several groups, wherein the total assigned value for each electrode is calculated, and wherein electrodes having a total assigned value exceeding a predetermined value or a predetermined number of the electrodes having the highest total assigned value are chosen to be included in said stimulation pattern, as well as a method for treatment or alleviation of a disease or condition by use of a set of electrodes whose stimulation pattern has been optimized with said method, and a system for optimization of the stimulation pattern.

UTILIZING SIP MESSAGES TO DETERMINE THE STATUS OF A REMOTE TERMINAL IN VOIP COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180198908

There is a growing problem in correctional facility telecommunications systems in which parties on a voice call may connect inmate callers with restricted parties. Prison communication systems monitor calls to prevent such activity, but in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) environments such systems may fail to detect this activity. The present disclosure provides details of a system and method for using SIP messages common in VoIP environments to detect illicit activity initiated by a party on a voice call within a controlled environment. Scenarios are detected in which a called party connects an inmate caller to a restricted party via three-way call conferencing, call forwarding, or other call features. Corrective actions are then taken when such activity is detected, such as call blocking or alerting officials illicit activity is occurring.

USE OF AMINE CARBOXYBORANES AS THERAPEUTIC DELIVERY OF CARBON MONOXIDE AND AS GENERAL DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM IN THE PRESENCE OF REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180194784

Disclosed is a method of delivering therapeutic carbon monoxide to the cells and tissues of a patient which comprises administering thereto a compound of the formula XBY1Y2C(O)V (I) or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. In addition, disclosed is a method of delivering a drug to a diseased cell or tissue by administering a compound of formula I either wherein at least one of X is a drug containing an amino group or V is a drug containing an amino group or hydroxyl group less a hydrogen on the amino or hydroxyl group. Further disclosed are novel compounds of Formula I.

OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180197572

An optical recording medium includes a plurality of information signal layers on which information signals are to be optically recorded. Among the plurality of information signal layers, the information signal layer closest to the light-receiving surface has a reflectance of more than 4%.

3D VERTICAL FET WITH TOP AND BOTTOM GATE CONTACTS

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180197787

A semiconductor device includes a vertical transistor having a gate structure disposed about a channel region thereof. The vertical transistor has a top side above the gate structure and a bottom side below the gate structure. The top side includes metallization structures having a connection to the vertical transistor on the top side. The bottom side includes metallization structures having a connection to the vertical transistor on the bottom side, and the bottom side includes a power rail and a ground rail.

WIRELESS DEVICE AND POWER CONTROL METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180199294

The present disclosure provides a power control method and a wireless device, in a cluster comprised of wireless devices including a first wireless device and a second wireless device, comprising: receiving power control information including a second data channel transmission power, from the second wireless device; determining a first data channel transmission power based on the second data channel transmission power; and controlling data channel transmission power of the first wireless device according to the first data channel transmission power; wherein, the first data channel transmission power is a power allowing the first wireless device to reach all wireless devices in the cluster, and the second data channel transmission power is a power allowing the second wireless device to reach all wireless devices in the cluster.

Video e-commerce

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180197231

A method, apparatus and computer program product to facilitate video interactions between a publisher, and a set of end users, the publisher having content available from a network-accessible site. Each end user has a device that includes a media player. In one embodiment, the method begins by receiving (e.g., via a web-based interface) information to configure a video module to execute in association with the end user media players. A particular instance of the video module is adapted to execute as an end user media player renders a video to provide interactivity to the video. Preferably, the interactivity specifies at least one of a set of interactivity actions available to an end user. The video module is then published. After deployment the video module, the platform receives data about (i) execution of the video module in the end user media players, and (ii) the interactivity actions.

DUST COLLECTOR

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180192840

A dust collector for filtering dust suspended in air, comprising: a vacuum unit for drawing the air; a cyclone body defining a cyclone body peripheral wall delimiting a plenum, a cyclone air inlet provided in the cyclone body peripheral wall for admitting the air, a cyclone body vacuum inlet in fluid communication with the vacuum unit for drawing the air from the plenum and a cyclone body dust outlet provided at the bottom of the plenum for evacuating the dust from the cyclone body; and baffles extending in the plenum from the cyclone body peripheral wall.

MICRO-PLATE READER FOR ELISA TESTING

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180196193

A micro-plate reader for use with a portable electronic device having a camera includes an opto-mechanical attachment configured to attach/detach to the portable electronic device and includes an array of illumination sources. A slot in the opto-mechanical attachment is dimensioned to receive an optically transparent plate containing an array of wells. Optical fibers are located in the opto-mechanical attachment and transmit light from each well to a reduced size header having, wherein the fiber array in the header has a cross-sectional area that is 10 the cross-sectional area of the wells in the plate. A lens located in the opto-mechanical attachment transmits light from the header fibers to the camera. Software executed on the portable electronic device or other computer is used to process the images to generate qualitative clinical determinations and/or quantitative index values for the separate wells.

PROCESSING DATASETS OF VARYING SCHEMAS FROM TENANTS

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180196859

An online database system receives a tenant dataset from a tenant and automatically generates a mapping that can be used to convert the tenant dataset from a tenant schema to a database schema used by the online database system. To generate the mapping, the online database system analyzes individual entries of the tenant dataset received from the tenant and determines a likelihood of usage. The mapping maintains entries in the tenant dataset that are likely to be used as individual entries in the converted dataset and compresses entries that are less likely to be used into fewer entries to satisfy the database schema. The online database system converts the tenant dataset from the tenant schema to the database schema using the mapping.

FAUCET WITH MULTI-DIRECTIONAL CONTROLS

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180195628

A faucet that includes a base configured to detachably mount to a mounting surface; a sleeve coupled to and extending upwardly from the base; a handle body disposed around the sleeve and configured to rotate about a vertical axis, the handle body including a vertical portion and a horizontal portion extending outward from a side of the vertical portion; a first valve disposed within the base; a second valve disposed within the horizontal portion of the handle body; and a spout configured to receive water from the sleeve and direct the water to an outlet of the spout; where the vertical portion of the handle body is configured to be rotated about the vertical axis to control the first valve, and the horizontal portion of the handle body is configured to be rotated about a horizontal axis to control the second valve.

NON-INVASIVE BEAM FORMING ADD-ON MODULE

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180198203

An embodiment of a non-invasive beamforming add-on apparatus couples to an existing antenna port and rectifies the beam azimuth in the upstream and downstream directions. The apparatus comprises input circuitry that is configured to receive one or more signals from a neighboring node of the linear wireless sensor network; first amplifier circuitry configured to adjust an amplitude of a respective received signal in accordance with a weighting coefficient and invoke a desired phase to a carrier frequency of the received signal thereby forming a first amplified signal; and second amplifier circuitry configured to adjust a gain of the first amplified signal towards upstream and downstream neighbors of the linear wireless sensor in the linear wireless sensor network.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180197976

A semiconductor device includes a substrate having an insulating surface; a light-transmitting first electrode provided over the substrate; a light-transmitting second electrode provided over the substrate; a light-transmitting semiconductor layer provided so as to be electrically connected to the first electrode and the second electrode; a first wiring electrically connected to the first electrode; an insulating layer provided so as to cover at least the semiconductor layer; a light-transmitting third electrode provided over the insulating layer in a region overlapping with the semiconductor layer; and a second wiring electrically connected to the third electrode.

OPTICAL MODULATING DEVICE AND SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180196138

Provided are an optical modulating device and a system including the optical modulating device. The optical modulating device includes a substrate, and a phase modulator formed on the substrate and including a Fabry-Perot cavity. The Fabry-Perot cavity of the phase modulator includes a first reflective layer, a second reflective layer, and a tunable core formed between the first reflective layer and the second reflective layer, wherein the tunable core is formed of a semiconductor material and is configured to modulate a phase of light corresponding to modulation of a refractive index of the tunable core according to electrical control.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GENERATING IMAGES

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180198978

Disclosed are devices and methods for generating an image. A device according to an aspect of an example embodiment includes: a first camera configured to acquire a first black-and-white image; a second camera configured to acquire a first color image; a first electronic circuit configured to generate a second black-and-white image using the first color image; a second electronic circuit configured to determine information representing positional relationships between pixels in the first black-and-white image and pixels in the second black-and-white image; and a third electronic circuit configured to generate a third black-and-white image based on the first black-and-white image, the second black-and-white image, and the determined information.

TECHNIQUES FOR SECURE SESSION REESTABLISHMENT

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180198823

A client establishes a network session with a server. The network session is used to establish an encrypted communications session. The client establishes another network session with another server, such as after terminating the first network session. The client resumes the encrypted communications session over the network session with the other server. The other server is configured to receive encrypted communications from the client and forward them to the appropriate server.

Bed covering apparatus equipped with an air inlet that has a fastener for selectively opening and closing the air inlet

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180192794

A bed covering having a plurality of layers between which is an air cavity and having at least one air inlet in fluid communication with the air cavity. The layers have folds and have fasteners. The fasteners may fasten and unfasten and include respective fastener components that self-close when brought together to engage each other and that disengage to separate from each other. The fastener components when fastened to each other close the at least one air inlet and when unfastened from each other open the at least on air inlet. An elastic band is also provided on the periphery to wrap around an air tube when inserted into the at least one air inlet and apply an elastic force under tension to retain the same.

ROTARY ELECTRIC-MACHINE ROTOR

Pub Date: 2018-07-12

Pub Number: US20180198334

A rotary electric-machine rotor includes: a rotor core made of magnetic material, the rotor core having magnet holes; magnets disposed in the magnet holes; resin portions disposed in at least part of gaps between the magnet holes and the magnets, the resin portions extending in the axial direction; and end plates disposed adjacent to end surfaces in an axial direction of the rotor core. The end plates are members made of magnetic material. The end plates cover end surfaces of the magnets in the axial direction and end surfaces of the resin portions in the axial direction, and each of the end plates having at least one holes disposed in a position that faces at least one part of the end surfaces of the magnets.