Total 7329 patents for "2018-07-26"

OBJECT DETECTION WITH NEURAL NETWORK

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211130

According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processing core, at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to provide an input data item to a first convolutional layer of an artificial neural network comprising a set of convolutional layers, process the input data item in the set of convolutional layers, define, in a feature map output from a last convolutional layer of the set of convolutional layers, a first feature map patch and a second feature map patch, and provide the first feature map patch to a first classifier and the second feature map patch to a second classifier.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CATEGORIZING PRODUCTS FOR A WEBSITE OF AN ONLINE RETAILER

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211302

Systems and methods including one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory storage modules storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform acts of selecting a plurality of products of an online retailer, receiving first manual categorizations of the plurality of products from a plurality of users, preparing a machine learning model for automatically categorizing additional products based on the first manual categorizations of the plurality of products, receiving a product description for an additional product, automatically categorizing the additional product into one or more categories for display on a webpage of the online retailer based on the product description of the first additional product using the machine learning model, and coordinating the display of the webpage of the online retailer of the additional product.

DATA MODEL VIEW WITH COMPLEX CALCULATION CAPABILITY

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210902

Described herein is a framework for providing data model views with complex calculation capability. In accordance with one aspect, the framework receives a request to calculate target results. An object in an application layer may be invoked to perform complex calculation to generate intermediate results. The intermediate results are stored in a global temporary table. A data model view in a database layer may then be invoked to calculate the target results based on the intermediate results retrieved from the global temporary table. The calculated target results are then returned.

BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212278

A battery management system includes a circuit board having a first region provided with a voltage measuring unit, a second region provided with a controller, a relay region that is disposed at a first insulation distance from the first region and at a second insulation distance from the second region, and a third region provided with an interface connecting unit. The third region is disposed at a third insulation distance from the second region. The third insulation distance is shorter than each of the first and the second insulation distances. The battery management system further includes a first insulating device connecting between the fist region and the relay region, a second insulating device connecting between the relay region and the second region, and a third insulating device connecting between the second region and the third region.

Y-GRADE NGL STEAM ASSISTED GRAVITY DRAINAGE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209256

A method of recovering hydrocarbons from a (non-bitumen) heavy crude oil bearing reservoir with structural relief uses the combination of Y-Grade NGL and steam assisted gravity drainage. The method includes injecting steam and Y-Grade NGL into the reservoir through a vertical injection wellbore, displacing hydrocarbons within the reservoir using a combination of the steam, the unfractionated hydrocarbon mixture, and gravity drainage, and then producing the displaced hydrocarbons from the reservoir through a horizontal production wellbore that is positioned structurally lower than and offset from the vertical injection wellbore.

PIVOT BIN WITH LIFT ASSIST ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209197

A method of pivoting an aircraft storage bin that includes a bucket that pivots with respect to an upper housing. The method includes pivoting the bucket from a closed position to an intermediate position and placing weight that exceeds a predetermined weight threshold in the bucket, thereby causing the bucket to move to an open position. Movement of the bucket to the open position causes a lift assist unit to activate. A first end of the lift assist unit is connected to the bucket and a second end of the lift assist unit is connected to the upper housing. The method also includes pivoting the bucket from the open position to the closed position. The lift assist unit provides assistance as the bucket is pivoting from the open position to the closed position.

ANTI-FUNGAL SEED TREATMENT FORMULATIONS, TREATED SEEDS, AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208517

A coated seed comprises a seed and a coating at least partially surrounding the seed. The coating comprises a fungicide, a micronutrient metal, and a chelating agent, the fungicide comprising copper (II) hydroxide, wherein the amount of copper (II) hydroxide is from about 0.05 mg/seed to about 0.21 mg/seed.

CARRYING TABLE AND CUTTING METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207752

A carrying table and a cutting method are disclosed. The carrying table includes: a carrying table body including a carrying table surface provided with a plurality of openings; and a plurality of pistons respectively disposed in at least part of openings and configured to conduct reciprocating movement relative to the carrying table surface along side walls of the openings. The carrying table and the cutting method can reduce or eliminate the local deformation of a membrane object to be cut during cutting in the use process, and reduce or avoid the poor processes such as widened cutting line and reduced cutting precision in the cutting process.

DEVICE FOR FASTENING AND SEALING FILTER FABRICS AND MEMBRANE TUBES ON FILTER CANDLES

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207556

A filter device comprising a filter candle on which filter fabrics and membrane tubes are fastened, consists of a central tube, around which a number of perforated support tubes are situated. The seal prevents deposits of filter cake on the radially projecting clamping mechanism which adversely affect the cake discharge, and the seal ensures, by way of its geometrical form and through the selection of the same type material, a permanent sealing action of the connection and fixing of the filter fabric even during operation with temperature and pressure fluctuations, by eliminating the action of difference material coefficients of expansion.

WORK VEHICLE, CONTROL METHOD FOR WORK VEHICLE, AND COOPERATIVE WORK VEHICLE MONITORING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208059

A work vehicle includes a display, communication circuitry, and circuitry. The display is to display information. The communication circuitry is configured to communicate with a cooperative work vehicle that is configured to work cooperatively with the work vehicle. The circuitry is configured to acquire from the cooperative work vehicle through the communication circuitry traveling work parameters manually set via operation tools provided on an operation panel in the cooperative work vehicle. The circuitry is configured to display in the display a setting confirmation screen based on the traveling work parameters acquired through the communication circuitry, the setting confirmation screen showing the operation panel in the cooperative work vehicle.

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MULTI-CONNECTION TRANSMISSION

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180213551

A method in a terminal device for transmission to at least a first network device and a second network device over bundled Transmission Time Intervals (TTIs). The method comprises determining that a first TTI for transmission to the first network device overlaps a second TTI for transmission to the second network device based on a first Timing Advance (TA) value associated with the first network device and a second TA value associated with the second network device; and blanking a portion of the first TTI, such that the rest of the first TTI does not overlap the second TTI.

CONTROLLING ACCESS BY CODE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211015

A novel code signing system, computer readable media, and method are provided. The code signing method includes receiving a code signing request from a requestor in order to gain access to one or more specific application programming interfaces (APIs). A digital signature is provided to the requestor. The digital signature indicates authorization by a code signing authority for code of the requestor to access the one or more specific APIs. In one example, the digital signature is provided by the code signing authority or a delegate thereof. In another example, the code signing request may include one or more of the following: code, an application, a hash of an application, an abridged version of the application, a transformed version of an application, a command, a command argument, and a library.

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD OF LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207944

A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid flow path which communicates with a nozzle which ejects liquid; a vacuum degassing chamber for removing air bubbles from liquid by depressurizing a part of the liquid flow path; a gas flow path which communicates with the vacuum degassing chamber; a pressurizing chamber which communicates with the gas flow path; and a pump which communicates with the vacuum degassing chamber and the pressurizing chamber through the gas flow path, in which the pump is driven by a sequence selected from a plurality of sequences, and the plurality of sequences include a plurality of depressurizing sequences in which the vacuum degassing chamber is depressurized so that an average pressure of the vacuum degassing chamber becomes different, and a pressurizing sequence in which the pressurizing chamber is pressurized.

DISTANCE MARKER AND MOBILE DEVICE CASE FOR DISTANCE MEASUREMENT

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211411

A mobile device case or cover can include a distance marker for distance measurement. A mobile device coupled with the case may include a measurement application or module that can acquire video or still images of the distance marker. The measurement application can calculate a distance to the distance marker based on a captured image of the distance marker in the video or still images. The mobile device case can include a pocket, slot, or storage compartment for storing the distance marker.

STEEL SHEET, HOT-DIP GALVANIZED STEEL SHEET, GALVANNEALED STEEL SHEET, AND MANUFACTURING METHODS THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209006

A steel sheet according to an aspect of the present invention has predetermined chemical composition, in which a structure at a thickness portion includes, in terms of volume ratios, tempered martensite: 30% to 70% and one or both of ferrite and bainite: a total of 20% to 70%, in the structure at the thickness portion, a volume ratio of residual austenite is less than 10%, a volume ratio of fresh martensite is 10% or less, a volume ratio of pearlite is 10% or less, and a total volume ratio of the residual austenite, the fresh martensite, and the pearlite is 15% or less, a number density of iron-based carbides having a major axis of 5 nm or more in the tempered martensite at the thickness portion is 510 7 particles/mm 2 or more, a ratio of the number of -type carbides in the number of the iron-based carbides having the major axis of 5 nm or more at the thickness portion is 20% or more, and a tensile strength is 780 MPa or higher.

AEROSOL-GENERATING ARTICLE WITH CAPACITOR

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180206553

An aerosol-generating article is provided, including an aerosol-generating substrate including tobacco; and a capacitor including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a dielectric material disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, the dielectric material including a porous substrate material and a liquid sorbed into the porous substrate material. There is also provided an aerosol-generating system including the aerosol-generating article in combination with an aerosol-generating device.

METHOD FOR OPERATING A MULTISPEED TRANSMISSION IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209514

A method for operating a multispeed transmission in a motor vehicle, provided with planetary gearings which can be switched with four switching elements to different gear ratios, and which can be connected by input elements and output elements to a driven input shaft and to an output shaft. The reaction elements can be coupled or locked with a brake, wherein the four planetary gearings can be switched by two brakes and by three shifting clutches to eight forward gear ratios. In the higher gear ratios, at least one first shifting clutch is connected to produce a force flow in the transmission, and in the lower gear ratios, at least a second shifting clutch is connected to produce a force flow in the transmission.

Dielectric Composition, Dielectric Element, Electronic Component and Laminated Electronic Component

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211778

A dielectric composition, a dielectric element, an electronic component and a laminated electronic component are disclosed. In an embodiment the dielectric composition has a perovskite crystal structure containing at least Bi, Na, Sr and Ti, wherein the dielectric composition includes at least one selected from among La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Yb, Ba, Ca, Mg and Zn, wherein the dielectric composition includes specific particles having a core-shell structure that has at least one core portion including SrTiO 3 , and wherein 0.20, where a is the ratio of the number of specific particles with respect to the total number of particles contained in the dielectric composition.

SHOCK-ABSORBING ADAPTABLE FOOTWEAR WITH A HIDDEN FASTENING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180206592

The invention relates to shock-absorbing adaptable footwear which has a hidden fastening system, having a cushioning device, a device for supporting the sole of the foot, and an accessory-fastening device arranged in the inner material of the body of the footwear. The cushioning device has two sheets between which there are cushioning elements, arranged on at least one portion of the sole of the footwear. The device for supporting the sole of the foot has an area of elastic material that allows the body of the footwear to expand or contract.

LANGUAGE PRACTICE DEVICE, LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIAL, AND LANGUAGE PRACTICE PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211560

The present invention has an object to provide an opportunity of efficiently practicing a language to a language learner and to maintain motivation of the language learner. A display portion 16 displays a bundle of language cards. On each card, information describing a conversation carried out between a teacher and a learner is written. A direction content card 30 describes information that prescribes a conversation for determining a direction of a ball. A club content card 32 describes information that prescribes a conversation for the learner to determine a type of a golf club. A club distance card 34 describes information that prescribes a conversation for determining a carry of the ball. The teacher or the learner causes the language card to be displayed on the display portion 16 and proceeds with the game based on displayed contents of the language card.

TOPICAL FORMULATIONS AND TREATMENTS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207275

Provided is a pharmaceutical formulation and a method associated therewith for treating bacterial vaginosis. The pharmaceutical formulation includes from 10 to 25 weight parts of poloxamer F127, from 0.5 to 3.0 weight parts of xanthan gum, from 70 to 90 weight parts of water, and a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical active ingredient. The pharmaceutical formulation may also include from 0.5 to 1.5 weight parts of benzyl alcohol.

DEFOAMING AGENT AND LUBRICATING OIL COMPOSITION

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208870

A defoaming agent comprising: a polymer comprising a repeating unit represented by the following general formula (1):

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND LOCALIZING NON-TECHNICAL LOSSES IN AN ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION GRID

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210018

A system and method for detecting theft of power in an electrical distribution grid. The system may include at least two communicating meters which form a transformer area network, a mechanism for measuring current and voltage at the meters, a mechanism for transmitting the measured current and voltage data to a data center with access to an electric arid database, and a mechanism that an the transmitted data to inter unauthorized taking of electrical power.

MOULDING COMPOSITION

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208755

The present invention relates to a moulding composition comprising polypropylene, inorganic filler and mould release composition, wherein the mould release composition comprises maleic anhydride modified polypropylene and glycol or glycerol ester of a fatty acid.

AUTOMATIC BOLLARD SECURITY SYSTEM WITH MANUAL OVERRIDE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209108

The invention relates to a security system for selectively shutting and opening the vehicle entrance or exit or passage ways. It particularly relates to the bollard security system or apparatus for selectively shutting and opening the vehicle entrance or exit or passage ways. It specifically relates to the simple, efficient, automatic and cost effective, bollard security system or apparatus with manual override and method for selectively shutting and opening the vehicle entrance or exit or passage ways. The security system is with electromechanical equipment and we use direct motor to drive the equipment and balancing technology makes load on drive shaft almost nil, thus reduces the power requirement and manual override possible.

WIRELESS CHARGING CIRCUIT AND CHARGING BOARD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212452

A wireless charging circuit coupled to an oscillation unit. The wireless charging circuit includes a balun unit, a higher-order filter unit and a differential unit. The balun unit is coupled to the oscillation unit. The higher-order filter unit is coupled to the balun unit. The differential unit is coupled to the higher-order filter unit. The differential unit is coupled to a transmission coil. The oscillation unit issues a differential signal to the balun unit, and then the balun unit converts the differential signal into a converted signal to be transmitted to the higher-order filter unit. The higher-order filter unit filters the converted signal to output a filtered signal to the differential unit. The differential unit converts the filtered signal into a differential output signal to be outputted by the transmission coil.

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209033

There is provided a substrate processing apparatus which includes: a substrate mounting table installed in a vacuum vessel; a gas supply part configured to supply a processing gas into the vacuum vessel; a vacuum-exhausting part configured to exhaust the interior of the vacuum vessel; an elevating member configured to lift up and down a substrate while holding the substrate mounted on the mounting table; and a control part configured to output a control signal to execute a first step of supplying the processing gas onto the substrate and setting an internal pressure of the vacuum vessel to a first pressure, a second step of changing the internal pressure to a second pressure lower than the first pressure, and a third step of lifting up the substrate from the mounting table after the first step and before the second step or in parallel with the second step.

EXPANDABLE INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207001

An expandable intervertebral implant is provided for insertion into an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebrae. The expandable intervertebral implant includes a pair of outer sleeve portions and an inner core disposed between the outer sleeve portions. Movement of the inner core relative to the outer sleeve portions causes the outers sleeve portions to deflect away from each other, thereby engaging the expandable intervertebral implant with the vertebrae and adjusting the height of the intervertebral space.

SOLID-STATE IMAGING ELEMENT AND IMAGING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211990

To improve detection efficiency in a solid-state imaging element including a SPAD in which an electrode and wiring are placed in a central portion.

HIERARCHICAL, ZOOMABLE PRESENTATIONS OF MEDIA SETS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210614

Media sets may be presented as a media presentation (e.g., a slideshow or a thumbnail set), but many such presentations exhaust the attention of a user, particularly for large media sets. Instead, ratings may be identified that represents the relevance or interest of respective media objects of the media set to the user. These ratings may be identified explicitly by the user or automatically detected (e.g., by assessing image quality or monitoring user interactions with respective media objects). A zoomable media presentation of the media set may first present only media objects having a high rating, and upon zooming in near a media object, may insert, near the zoomed media object, one or more media objects associated with the zoomed media object and having a lower rating. This presentation therefore hierarchically organizes the media set, and utilizes zoom operations as a drill-down metaphor within the hierarchy of the media set.