Total 7329 patents for "2018-07-26"

Automatic Update Of A Shadow Catalog Database Based On Transactions Made Using A Catalog Database

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211297

A computerized apparatus, a computer program product and a method performed by a computing device in a computerized environment, which comprises a purchase transaction processor utilizing an item catalog database. The computing device maintaining a shadow catalog database. The method comprises: in response to a transaction made by the purchase transaction processor, obtaining, by the computing device, a transaction record, wherein the transaction record comprising for each item in the transaction, an entry, wherein the entry comprising a name of the item and a transaction price of the item, wherein the entry is based on the item catalog database; and updating, based on the transaction record, the shadow catalog database, whereby the shadow catalog database is updated automatically based on transactions and without having a direct interface between the item catalog database and the shadow catalog database.

VACUUM PROCESSING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211893

A sample stage which is disposed inside a vacuum processing chamber and on which a wafer to be processed is placed on an upper surface thereof includes a metallic base material, a metallic substrate insulated from the base material below the base material with an insulating member interposed therebetween, and a base which is disposed below the substrate, has a space set to an atmospheric pressure therein, and is connected to the substrate by an opening above the space being covered, the insulating member has a ring-shaped member made of ceramic with a seal member airtightly sealing a part between a space of an inner peripheral side communicating with an outside of the vacuum vessel and set to the atmospheric pressure and an inside of the processing chamber interposed between the base material and an outer peripheral side portion of the substrate, a plurality of temperature sensors installed to penetrate the substrate and inserted into the base material is included, and the base material, the insulating member, and the substrate are configured to be integrally removable to an outside of the processing chamber in a state in which the plurality of temperature sensors is installed.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIGNALING THROUGH DATA STORAGE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180213028

An application platform system and method. A data synchronization instance manages a reference state object for a data synchronization system (DSS) account. A first local state object is stored at a first application system. The first application system receives update notifications provided by the DSS. A second local state object is stored at a second application system. The second application system receives update notifications provided by the DSS. An application instruction of the first application system is transformed into a state update, and the first local state object is modified to include the state update. The state update is provided to the DSS via a local update notification. The reference state object is modified to include the state update. The state update is provided to the second application system via a reference update notification. The second local state object is modified to include the state update.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207972

An image forming apparatus according to an embodiment includes a decolorable image forming unit that forms a decolorable image with a decolorable material. A mask control unit controls the decolorable image forming unit to form, with the decolorable material on a sheet, a mask that hides at least one portion of an image formed on the sheet with non-decolorable material.

HYBRID TRIGATE AND NANOWIRE CMOS DEVICE ARCHITECTURE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212023

Hybrid trigate and nanowire CMOS device architecture, and methods of fabricating hybrid trigate and nanowire CMOS device architecture, are described. For example, a semiconductor structure includes a semiconductor device of a first conductivity type having a plurality of vertically stacked nanowires disposed above a substrate. The semiconductor structure also includes a semiconductor device of a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type, the second semiconductor device having a semiconductor fin disposed above the substrate.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING A SWITCH

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211882

A semiconductor device comprising a switch and a method of making the same. The device, has a layout having one or more rectangular unit cells. Each unit cell includes a gate having a substantially cross-shaped part comprising four arms that divide the unit cell into quadrants; and a substantially loop-shaped part, wherein a center of the cross-shaped part is located inside the loop-shaped part, and wherein the loop-shaped part intersects each arm of the cross-shaped part to divide each quadrant into an inner region located inside the loop-shaped part; and an outer region located outside the loop-shaped part. Each unit cell also includes a substantially loop-shaped active region forming a source and drain of the switch. Each unit cell further includes a plurality of connection members extending over the gate, source and drain for providing electrical connections to the source and drain.

DESIGN METHOD OF TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION FOR FLEXIBLE HINGE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210983

A design method of topology optimization for flexible hinge is disclosed in the invention, comprising following steps: step 1: establishing a design model of topology optimization for flexible hinge, setting an outline of flexible hinge with a typical notch as a shape of design domain and defining a rigid region (non-design domain); step 2: establishing a finite element model of topology optimization for flexible hinge; step 3: establishing a mathematical model of topology optimization problem for flexible hinge based on the finite element model; step 4: calculating a sensitivity of topology optimization problem for flexible hinge; step 5: employing an optimization algorithm to solve the topology optimization problem for flexible hinge, updating a design variable and obtaining a final topology result graph; step 6: according to the final topology result graph obtained by the topology optimization, extracting its outline and obtaining a novel flexible hinge by appropriate modification. Using the method of topology optimization, the invention designs the flexible hinge on a concept level. The novel flexible hinge can be designed with a more complex structure and more excellent performances, having a larger flexibility, a higher precision and a smaller maximum stress.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSPECTION OF MOVING PARTS IN ROTARY SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210189

A method for capturing an image of a moving object in a rotary system, for example, an image of a rotating blade in a gas turbine, uses an endoscope to form an image of a moving object. One-dimensional line images are captured with a line scan image sensor which is oriented to lie orthogonal to the direction of movement of the image of the moving object past the image sensor. Successive line images are combined to form a composite two-dimensional image of the moving object. A second image may be detected using a second line scan image sensor oriented orthogonal with respect to the direction of movement of the image, to the first line scan image sensor.

IMAGING LENS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210167

An imaging lens includes a first lens group; a second lens group having positive refractive power; and a third lens group, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side. The first lens group includes a first lens having positive refractive power, a second lens, and a third lens. The second lens group includes a fourth lens and a fifth lens. The third lens group includes a sixth lens having negative refractive power and a seventh lens having negative refractive power. Each of the first lens and the second lens is formed in a shape so that a surface thereof on the object side has a positive curvature radius. The seventh lens is formed in a shape so that a surface thereof on the object side has a negative curvature radius, and has a specific Abbe's number.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BINDING GLOBAL OBJECTS IN A CLIENT-SERVER ARCHITECTURE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207528

Implementations of the present disclosure are directed to a computer-implemented method, a system, and an article for managing updates to environment objects within an online application. The method can include, for example, updating, by one or more computer processors on a server, an environment object for use within an online application on a client device to create an updated environment object, and transmitting, by the one or more computers processors on the server, a message to the client device using the online application that the environment object has been updated. A determination is made that the client device requires the updated environment object, and, based on the determination, the updated environment object is transmitted to the client device.

METHOD FOR THE CARE AND CLEANING OF AN AUTOMATIC DISHWASHER

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208878

A method for the care and cleaning of automatic dishwashers, which eliminates grease and limescale deposits in an automatic dishwasher and which together with an automatic dishwasher detergent is usable in a normal dishwashing cycle. In a normal cleaning cycle for cleaning washware, in particular dirty dishes, using an automatic dishwasher detergent, a care agent for automatic dishwashers that is formulated separately from the dishwasher detergent is added, wherein the care agent contains (a) at least one nonionic surfactant and (b) at least one acid or a buffer system composed of at least one acid and at least one base, and wherein a 10 wt % solution of the care agent in water at 20 C. has a pH of 6.5.

WIND PREVENTIVE ROOFING DRIP EDGE STARTER STRIP

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209153

Combination drip edge starter strips and methods for using them to prevent wind and moisture damage to the shingles at the edge of a building roof. The devices are used to initiate placement of roofing shingles at the roof edge.

HYBRID VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING AN ENGINE DISCONNECT CLUTCH FOR ENGINE START-UP

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208173

A vehicle includes an engine, a transmission, a clutch, and a controller. The clutch is configured to couple the engine and transmission during engine starts. The controller is programmed to, in response to an actual engine start time being greater than an upper threshold time for an engine start event, alter an engine start torque apply schedule for the clutch such that the actual engine start time is less than the upper threshold time for a next engine start event. The controller may be further programmed to, in response to the actual engine start time being less than a lower threshold time for the engine start event, alter the engine start torque apply schedule for the clutch such that the actual engine start time is greater than the lower threshold time for the next engine start event.

ANESTHETIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS COMPRISING IMIDAZOLINE COMPOUNDS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207133

Effective implantable medical devices and methods for reducing and treating acute pain by providing local anesthesia and nerve blockade using an imidazoline compound, such as clonidine are provided. In some embodiments, there is an injectable pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of imidazoline compound in a liquid pharmaceutical carrier, where the imidazoline compound provides local anesthesia and nerve block to the target tissue site which is a dorsal root ganglion, peripheral nerve fiber and/or peripheral nerve root.

Integrated Power-Regulating Charge System

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212456

An integrated power-regulating charge system is an apparatus used to manage the flow of electrical power to the rechargeable battery of a connected electrical system. To accomplish this, the integrated power-regulating charge module includes an electrical input terminal, an output terminal, a shutoff switch, a microcontroller, and a wireless communication module. The electrical input terminal is used to connect the integrated power-regulating charge system to the power input terminal of the electrical system. The output terminal is used to transfer power from the integrated power-regulating charge system into the connected electrical system. The shutoff switch is electrically connected between the electrical input terminal and the output terminal and is used to open the circuit between these two components. The microcontroller directs the shutoff switch be opened or closed. The wireless communication module receives commands that are wirelessly transmitted to the microcontroller from external electrical systems.

AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208008

An amphibious vehicle that is capable of being reconfigured to operate both on land and in water is disclosed. The amphibious vehicle includes at least a hull and at least a deployable endless track running on a track assembly. The track assembly may comprise a four bar mechanism having an upper member fixed relative to the hull and a lower member configured to be actuated between an undeployed and a deployed positions, where in a deployed position the upper and lower members of the four bar mechanism are further apart than in an un-deployed position. The endless track is guided by upper guide wheels and lower guide wheels, wherein the upper guide wheels are fixed to the hull and the lower guide wheels are fixed relative to the lower member.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212055

A semiconductor device and a method of forming the same are provided. A substrate is provided. A trench is formed in the substrate and a conductive material is formed filling the trench. A portion of the conductive material filling an upper portion of the trench is removed to expose an upper surface of the substrate and an upper corner and an upper sidewall of the trench. A doping process is performed to form a doped region in the substrate along the exposed upper surface of the substrate and the exposed upper corner and upper sidewall of the trench. The doped region has an upside-down L shape.

DRIVING ASSISTANCE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211535

A driving assistance device of one embodiment includes an acquirer that acquires first environmental information representing an environment of a traveling point of a vehicle after elapse of a given length of time from a current traveling point of the vehicle, a check information storage that stores second environmental information representing an environment of a point at which the vehicle has traveled and check action information representing a driver's necessary action under the environment indicated by the second environmental information, in association with each other, an action information storage that stores third environmental information and actual action information representing an actual action of the driver under the environment indicated by the third environmental information, in association with each other, a comparer that compares the check action information, which is associated with the second environmental information of the environment indicated by the first environmental information in the check information storage, with the actual action information, which is associated with the third environmental information of the environment indicated by the first environmental information in the action information storage, and a notifier that issues a notification on the basis of a result of the comparison by the comparer.

INTERLAYER PRINTING PROCESS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208785

Disclosed herein as a printing method and system which includes providing a substrate and depositing an interlayer composition including a polymer selected from the group of epoxy resins, polyvinyl phenols and poly(melamine-co-formaldehyde) and an interlayer composition solvent on the substrate. The interlayer composition is cured to form cured interlayer. A conductive metal ink composition is deposited on the cured interlayer and the conductive metal ink composition is cured to form a solid metal trace on the cured interlayer.

RADIO FREQUENCY TRANSFORMER WINDING COIL STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211757

An RF transformer is provided. The RF transformer includes a ferrite core and a winding coil structure formed around the ferrite core. The winding coil structure is in electrical contact with a center portion of the ferrite core. The winding coil structure is essentially electrically and physically spaced from external portions of the ferrite core.

MATRYOSHKA CONVERTER

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212530

An electric converter system including modules nested inside one another which have at least two levels of nesting is disclosed. At least one embedded module of a first nesting level is provided, which includes at least two electrical connections and a power train. The power train includes at least two embedded modules nested with each other of an at least second next lower nesting level, such that the modules are embedded inside one another. Each of the modules has switching elements for dynamically switching between switch states between at least two modules of a nesting level A method for providing an electrical converter system is also disclosed.

COTTON VARIETY PX339054W3FE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180206433

The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated PX339054W3FE, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety PX339054W3FE, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety PX339054W3FE with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety PX339054W3FE with another cotton variety or plan, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety PX339054W3FE, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety PX339054W3FE, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.

LOW REACTIVITY CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE SHAPED ARTICLE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208488

It has now been discovered that a shaped article containing calcium hypochlorite has low reactivity in handling, storage and transportation as well as has a favorable dissolution (solubility) profile, when the shaped article contains lime and a hydrated magnesium sulfate. The shaped article has a NFPA rating of Class 1 oxidizer and is a non-Division 5.1 oxidizer.

CLASS AB AMPLIFIER HAVING CASCODE STAGE WITH FILTER FOR IMPROVING LINEARITY

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212572

The present invention provides a class AB amplifier, wherein the class AB amplifier includes a cascode stage with a filter and an output stage. The cascode stage with the filter is arranged for receiving an input signal to generate a first driving signal and a second driving signal, wherein the filter filters the input signal to generate an filtered input signal, and at least one of the first driving signal and the second driving signal is generated according to the filtered input signal. The output stage is coupled to the cascode stage, and is arranged for generating an output signal according to the first driving signal and the second driving signal.

NOVEL PEPTIDES AND COMBINATION OF PEPTIDES FOR USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA (HCC) AND OTHER CANCERS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207253

A method of eliciting an immune response in a patient who has a cancer includes administering to said patient a composition containing a population of activated T cells that selectively recognize the cancer cells in the patient that aberrantly express a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of GVYDGEEHSV (SEQ ID NO: 303), in which the peptide is in a complex with an MHC molecule.

DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM FOR MINING, CORRELATING, AND ANALYZING LOCALLY OBTAINED TRAFFIC DATA INCLUDING VIDEO

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211116

A distributed system is disclosed for mining, correlating and analyzing locally obtained traffic video data. The system comprises a central controller configured to correlate traffic counting meta data gathered at a thoroughfare, to transmit control information to specify one or more traffic counting events to be monitored by at least one video unit located at the thoroughfare and to receive traffic counting meta data from the at least one video unit. The at least one video unit located at the thoroughfare, is configured to process a video stream from a video camera while monitoring the traffic counting events at the thoroughfare specified by the central controller, to analyze and evaluate the traffic counting event, to encode traffic meta data characterizing the analysis, and to transmit the meta data to the central controller. Further meta data can be acquired by mining the meta data history or any captured raw video footage.

HINGE MECHANISM AND A COOKING DEVICE WITH THE HINGE MECHANISM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209188

A hinge mechanism of a cooking device for connecting a first object and a second object to allow relative folding and unfolding movements with respect to each other, includes first and second coupling seat respectively connected with the first and second objects, and a pivot mounting seat pivotably connected with the first coupling seat by a first pivot unit, and pivotably connected with the second coupling seat by a second pivot unit. The hinge mechanism is shiftable between an open position and a first closed position, or between the open position and a second closed position to accommodate first objects of various heights.

COMPRESSION TRAIN INCLUDING ONE CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR AND LNG PLANT

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209728

Compression train for a natural gas liquefaction process. The compression train includes a driver machine and only one centrifugal compressor machine driven in rotation by the driver machine; the compressor is configured to compress a refrigerant gas with a molecular weight less than 30 g/mol from a suction pressure to a discharge pressure; the ratio between discharge and suction pressures is higher than 10. A LNG plant including a compression train.

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE, THIN LUMINOUS FILM, DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND LIGHTING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212157

An organic electroluminescent device contains an anode, a cathode, and an organic layer containing at least one luminous layer. The organic layer is disposed between the anode and the cathode. At least one luminous layer contains a -conjugated compound exhibiting no overlap between the electron density distributions of the HOMO and the LUMO in the molecule, such that electron transition between the HOMO and the LUMO occurs by a through-space interaction in the molecule. The -conjugated compound has a -conjugated aromatic ring at a moiety on which at least one of the HOMO and the LUMO is localized.

SCROLL COMPRESSOR

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209422

A scroll compressor formed having a casing, a compression unit provided in an inner space of the casing to form a compression chamber composed of an inner pocket and an outer pocket by a pair of two scrolls, and bypass holes provided in the compression unit to bypass refrigerant suctioned into the compression chamber to the inner space of the casing to vary compression capacity, wherein the bypass holes are formed in a compression chamber constituting the inner pocket and a compression chamber constituting an outer to pocket to be located in compression chambers having different pressures along a movement path of the respective compression chambers.