Total 7329 patents for "2018-07-26"

GEAR PUMP

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209416

A gear pump according to the present invention is configured such that a first pump chamber comprises a first intake space into which a fluid is taken in and a first discharge space from which the fluid is discharged, in accordance with rotation of an internal gear and external gears, a second pump chamber comprises a second intake space into which the fluid is taken in and a second discharge space from which the fluid is discharged, in accordance with rotation of the internal gear and the external gears, the first intake space and the second intake space are provided to be symmetrical about a rotational center of the internal gear, and the first discharge space and the second discharge space are provided to be symmetrical about the rotational center of the internal gear.

INTER-LAYER PREDICTION METHOD FOR MULTI-LAYER VIDEO AND DEVICE THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180213252

An inter-layer prediction method and device for a multi-layer video. The inter-layer prediction method includes the steps of: generating a restored picture in a reference layer through the predictive coding of the reference layer, determining when there is a restored picture in the reference layer for the time corresponding to a current picture in an enhancement layer for coding or decoding of the current picture in the enhancement layer, and performing inter-layer prediction by referencing a picture in the enhancement layer or a restored picture in the reference layer, depending on whether there is restored picture from the same view in the reference layer.

GRAYSCALE COMPENSATING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELF-LUMINOUS DISPLAY, AND SELF-LUMINOUS DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211603

A grayscale compensating method, an apparatus for a self-luminous display and a self-luminous display device are provided. The method includes: obtaining each driving voltage corresponding to each grayscale signal of the self-luminous display; determining, according to intervals to which each driving voltage belongs, each preset driving function corresponding to each driving voltage; determining each first driving current corresponding to each driving voltage according to each preset driving function; detecting each second driving current of pixel units of the self-luminous display in case of being driven at each driving voltage; comparing the first driving current with the second driving current, and determining compensating voltages corresponding to each grayscale signal according to each preset driving function, and differences between each first driving current and each second driving current.

DIRECTIONAL LISTEN BEFORE TALK SCHEME

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180213560

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A transmitting wireless device may select a direction for a wireless transmission over a channel The transmitting wireless device may monitor an availability of the channel in the selected direction for a duration of a first channel listening time corresponding to the selected direction. The transmitting wireless device may determine that the channel is available in the selected direction based on either an absence of channel reservation messages during the monitoring, or a first channel reservation message received during the monitoring. The first channel reservation message may indicate a permissibility of a simultaneous transmission in the selected direction. The transmitting wireless device may transmit a second channel reservation message to a receiving wireless device over the channel in the selected direction based on the determination that the channel is available in the selected direction.

VEHICLE WASHING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208160

A vehicle washing system for cleaning a vehicle located in a washing zone of the vehicle washing system includes a device for creating a foam curtain extending substantially transversely to a longitudinal direction of the vehicle washing system. The device is arranged on the vehicle washing system in such a way as to be vertically adjustable.

MICROSTRIP ANTENNAS FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTERS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212474

A microstrip antenna for use in a wireless power transmission system and a method for forming the microstrip antenna are described. The antenna includes a first multi-layer printed circuit board (PCB) that includes a top surface and a bottom surface. The top and bottom surfaces of the first multi-layer PCB include a first electrically conductive material. The antenna includes a second multi-layer PCB that includes a top surface and a bottom surface. The top and bottom surfaces of the second multi-layer PCT include a second electrically conductive material. A first plurality of vias each substantially pass through the top and bottom surfaces of the first multi-layer PCB. A second plurality of vias each substantially pass through the top and bottom surfaces of the second multi-layer PCB. The antenna further comprises a dielectric slab that is configured to receive the first multi-layer PCB and the second multi-layer PCB.

METHOD OF INTERWORKING BETWEEN NETWORKS AND DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180213546

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method of interworking between networks and a device. A network device sends an indication message to UE, where the indication message is used to indicate whether the UE is allowed to perform RAN rule-based LTE-WLAN interworking in an idle mode, so that the UE can determine, according to an indication of a network side, whether to perform the RAN rule-based LTE-WLAN interworking in an idle mode, and the network side can accurately control LTE-WLAN interworking for the UE in an idle mode.

DUAL FREQUENCY FMCW LIDAR AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210068

A lidar including a laser having a first frequency-modulated laser radiation and a second frequency-modulated laser radiation, a first waveguide coupled to the laser, wherein the first frequency-modulated laser radiation and the second frequency-modulated laser radiation are transmitted by the laser into the first waveguide, a second waveguide, a filter coupled between the first waveguide and the second waveguide, wherein the filter is configured to couple and pass the first frequency-modulated laser radiation through the filter to the second waveguide, and is configured to not couple or pass the second frequency-modulated laser radiation through the filter to the second waveguide, and a photodetector coupled to the second waveguide.

CONTROL PLANE METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ERASURE CODE PROTECTION ACROSS MULTIPLE STORAGE DEVICES

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210785

A system and method for providing erasure code protection across multiple storage devices. A data switch in a storage system connects a plurality of storage devices to a remote host. Each storage device is also connected to a controller, e.g., a baseboard management controller. During normal operation, read and write commands from the remote host are sent to respective storage devices through the data switch. When a write command is executed, the storage device executing the command sends a copy of the data to the controller, which generates and stores erasure codes, e.g., on a storage device that is dedicated to the storage of erasure codes, and invisible to the remote host. When a device fails or is removed, the controller reconfigures the data switch to redirect all traffic addressed to the failed or absent storage device to the controller, and the controller responds to host commands in its stead.

System and Method for Power Control Command for Device-to-Device Transmissions

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180213490

A transmit power control rule for device-to-device (D2D) transmissions may not be necessary during periods in which no uplink transmissions are scheduled to be received by an enhanced Node B base station (eNB). When uplink transmissions are not scheduled to be received by the eNB, the eNB may send a transmit power control (TPC) command to a D2D capable user equipment (D2D UE) that instructs the D2D UE to perform a D2D transmission at a pre-defined transmit power level (e.g., maximum transmit power level). When uplink transmissions are scheduled to be received the eNB, the eNB may send a TPC command to the D2D UE that instructs the D2D UE to perform a D2D transmission at a transmit power level defined by a power control rule.

RELAY TERMINAL AND RELAY CONNECTOR

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211803

A relay terminal includes an upper conductive and lower conductive plate, each having a plate surface intersecting with the Y direction, and a coupling part that couples the upper conductive plate and the lower conductive plate to each other. The coupling part is provided on one end in the Z direction of a combination of the upper conductive plate and the lower conductive plate, such that the coupling part connects both to a middle portion in the X direction of the upper conductive plate and to a middle portion in the X direction of the lower conductive plate. First and second pairs of contact parts are formed on the plate surfaces in end sides in the X direction of the upper and lower conductive plates, each contact part having a curved surface.

WAVEGUIDE HAVING MODE CONVERTER FOR HEAT-ASSISTED MAGNETIC RECORDING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211685

A write head comprises a waveguide core configured to receive light emitted in a crosstrack direction from a light source at a fundamental transverse electric (TE 00 ) mode. The waveguide core comprises a first turn that receives the light in the crosstrack direction redirects the light to an opposite crosstrack direction and a second turn that redirects the light to a direction normal to a media-facing surface of the write head. The waveguide core comprises a straight section that couples the first and second turns and a branched portion extending from the straight section. The branched portion is configured to convert the light to a higher-order (TE 10 ) mode. A near-field transducer at the media-facing surface is configured to receive the light at the TE 10 mode from the waveguide and directs surface plasmons to a recording medium in response thereto.

ANONYMOUS TOKEN AUTHENTICATION

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212956

When a user attempts to log in to his account from within an unsecure environment, such as a public computer or a third party application, the user is shown an anonymous token instead of a typical log in prompt to prevent the user from entering sensitive information. The anonymous token is random and is not associated with user data. The user opens a secure application associated with an authentication service to log in with appropriate credentials and provide the anonymous token. After authenticating the user, the authentication service temporarily associates user data with the anonymous token. An application within the unsecure environment, such as a browser, continuously listens for a user session associated with the anonymous token to be initiated. Once the browser detects a user session associated with the anonymous token, the browser retrieves the associated user data and automatically logs in the user.

COMPOSITE ANODE MATERIAL MADE OF CORE-SHELL PARTICLES

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212236

Core-shell particles, composite anode material, anodes made therefrom, lithium ion cells and methods are provided, which enable production of fast charging lithium ion batteries. The composite anode material has core-shell particles which are configured to receive and release lithium ions at their cores and to have shells that are configured to allow for core expansion upon lithiation. The cores of the core-shell particles are connected to the respective shells by conductive material such as carbon fibers, which may form a network throughout the anode material and possibly interconnect cores of many core-shell particles to enhance the electrical conductivity of the anode. Ionic conductive material and possibly mechanical elements may be incorporated in the core-shell particles to enhance ionic conductivity and mechanical robustness toward expansion and contraction of the cores during lithiation and de-lithiation.

INTEGRATED HYDROTREATING, SOLVENT DEASPHALTING AND STEAM PYROLYSIS SYSTEM FOR DIRECT PROCESSING OF A CRUDE OIL

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208863

A system is provided integrating a steam pyrolysis zone with a hydrotreating zone and a solvent deasphalting zone to permit direct processing of crude oil feedstocks to produce petrochemicals including olefins and aromatics.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212067

A semiconductor device according to example embodiments of inventive concepts may include a substrate, source/drain regions extending perpendicular to an upper surface of the substrate, a plurality of nanosheets on the substrate and separated from each other, and a gate electrode and a gate insulating layer on the substrate. The nanosheets define channel regions that extend in a first direction between the source/drain regions. The gate electrode surrounds the nanosheets and extends in a second direction intersecting the first direction. The gate insulating layer is between the nanosheets and the gate electrode. A length of the gate electrode in the first direction may be greater than a space between adjacent nanosheets among the nanosheets.

MODIFYING AN ACTIVITY STREAM TO DISPLAY RECENT EVENTS OF A RESOURCE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212854

Modifying an activity stream to display recent events of a resource includes checking-in a user to a resource to provide context about the resource, specifying a time duration for which the user is checked-in to the resource, and modifying, based on the time duration, an activity stream of the user to display recent events of the resource.

PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT DOCKING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207820

A personal care product system having a personal care product stand and a handle is provided. The handle can be docked with the personal care product stand when not in use. The position of the handle relative to the personal care product stand is maintained by a docking magnet in the handle and a docking magnet in the personal care product stand. The handle is tilted with respect to a vertical axis and a majority of the handle is unsupported.

SURGICAL ACCESS SYSTEMS, INSTRUMENTS AND ACCESSORIES

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180206885

The present disclosure provides a modular instrument system for accessing a site within a patient's body, such as for example, to inject or remove material. In one exemplary embodiment, an access device is coupled to an adapter and power drilled into a site within a patient. Once the access device is in position, the adapter may be further attached to other instruments, or to an injection or extraction system. The adapter may accommodate various other connectors to make the instrument system compatible with a variety of other surgical instruments and tools.

Method and Apparatus for Controlling Engine Speed of a Work Machine

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209357

The invention is related to a method for controlling the rotational speed of an engine operating as the power source of a work machine, preferably an agricultural harvester, wherein a change in the load required from the engine during operation of the machine results in the controlled change of the engine speed towards a target value defined by a control curve, wherein the controlled change takes place according to one of a plurality of active control characteristics, depending on the degree of change in the engine speed detected as a direct consequence of the load change. A faster or slower speed change may for example be selected, and/or the target value may be continuously updated. According to a further embodiment, the control curve is referenced to the crop load, being the part of the load related to crop processing. The invention is related also to a machine equipped with a control mechanism configured to implement the method of the invention.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING DRINKING BEHAVIOR

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209955

Method and system for self-assessment of drinking behavior. According to one embodiment, the method includes examining a transdermal alcohol response curve obtained from a drinking event, querying a user on their feelings of intoxication after or during the event, and using the combination of the objective measurement and subjective feelings of intoxication to provide an alert or status during subsequent drinking events. In so doing, the method mitigates at least some of the drawbacks associated with conventional alcohol monitoring devices by correlating an individual's reported feelings of intoxication with an objective transdermal measurement of alcohol.

SURVEYING SYSTEM AND METHOD USING MOBILE WORK MACHINE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209120

A surveying system is provided having a work machine with at least one sensor configured to produce a signal indicative of a longitudinal pitch of the work machine and a lateral roll of the work machine. The work machine additionally includes a locating device configured to determine the location of the work machine, a communicating device configured to communicate over a network, and a controller in communication with the at least one sensor and the locating device. The controller is configured to receive the signals from the at least one sensor, create survey data by linking the signals with the location of the work machine, and communicate the survey data using the communicating device over the network to one or more offboard controllers. At least one offboard controller is configured to compare the survey data to one or more threshold values, calculate variances, and generate a map displaying the variances.

ENDOLUMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207007

An endoluminal device can be configured for precise positioning during deployment within a vessel. The endoluminal device can be a tack, stent, vascular implant or other type of implant. The endoluminal device can have circumferential member with an undulating configuration having multiple inward and outward apexes and struts extending therebetween. Two of the struts can be used to establish a foot for the precise positioning of the device during deployment. A method of placing the endoluminal device can include withdrawing an outer sheath such that a portion of the endoluminal device is expanded prior to the rest of the endoluminal device.

VEHICLE COUPLING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208007

A vehicle coupler including a coupling head and a dampening device attached thereto. A beam is provided and configured to attach to the vehicle. A housing assembly is connected to the beam and configured to receive a portion of the dampening device. A first release mechanism in the form of a shear ring is arranged within the housing assembly and is configured to provide a releasable connection between the dampening device and the housing assembly. A second release device in the form of a plurality of shear elements provides a releasable connection between the beam and the housing assembly. A preload mechanism may also be provided for applying an initial shearing force on the plurality of shear elements.

Battery Module for an Electric Vehicle

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212208

A polymer composition that can be employed in a battery module for a vehicle is disclosed. The polymer composition comprises a polyarylene sulfide, a thermally conductive particulate material, an inorganic particulate material, and a fibrous filler. The polymer composition exhibits a Charpy notched impact strength of about 3 kJ/m 2 or more as measured at a temperature of 23 C. according to ISO Test No. 179-1:2010 and an in-plane thermal conductivity of about 0.7 W/m-K or more as determined in accordance with ASTM E 1461-13.

TRANSDUCER FOR NONINVASIVE MEASUREMENT OF GLUCOSE IN BLOOD

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180206756

A system for noninvasive measurement of glucose in blood. The system is based in a sensor of the invention. The user must lay its finger on said sensor, which is excited by means of a radiofrequency sweep generation. The responses of magnitude and phase as a function of the frequency of the reflected wave are measured by an amplitude and phase detector. Said magnitudes are acquired by two analog-to-digital converters of a microcontroller, which in turn has the ability of transmitting them to other devices such as for example a computer or a smart phone.

POLARIZER PROTECTIVE FILM, POLARIZING PLATE COMPRISING SAME, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE COMPRISING POLARIZING PLATE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210288

The present specification relates to a polarizer protective film including a photocurable resin including a multifunctional acrylate-based monomer and an acrylate-based oligomer having an elongation of 5% to 200%; and a dye or a pigment having a maximum absorption wavelength of 580 nm to 610 nm, and a polarizing plate and a liquid crystal display device including the same.

MR IMAGING WITH MOTION DETECTION

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210058

The invention relates to a method of MR imaging of an object (10) placed in the examination volume of a MR device (1). It is an object of the invention to provide a method that enables efficient motion-compensation and/or motion-correction and that is compatible with Cartesian sampling of k-space. The method of the invention comprises: generating MR signals by subjecting the object (10) to a MR imaging sequence of at least one RF pulse and switched magnetic field gradients; acquiring the MR signals as a plurality of temporally successive subsets, each subset comprising a number of k-space profiles with sub-sampling of k-space, wherein the subsets complement each other to form a fully sampled set of k-space profiles; reconstructing a single-subset MR image from each subset; computing a gradient MR image from each single-subset MR image; and detecting motion by comparing the gradient MR images with each other. Moreover, the invention relates to a MR device (1) and to a computer program for a MR device (1).

IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, IMAGE FORMING CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210383

Provided is an image forming system in which a plurality of image forming apparatuses are tandem-connected in series. The image forming system comprises a controller that processes image data used for image formation and controlling the image forming apparatus, wherein the controller has a function of outputting an inspection image for obtaining calibration data of the image forming apparatus by the image forming apparatus and enabling acquisition of the reading result read by an image reading unit, and in the function, the controller prepares data for the inspection image to be output by one image forming apparatus and duplicates the data, and transmits inspection image data to each image forming apparatus, and performs control so that image is formed on different transfer media respectively by the respective image forming apparatuses based on the inspection image data received by each image forming apparatus.

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING MELOXICAM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207274

Disclosed herein are compositions comprising an NSAID such as meloxicam in combination with a cyclodextrin and/or a carbonate or a bicarbonate. These compositions may be orally administered, for example, to improve the bioavailability or pharmacokinetics of the NSAID for the treatment of conditions such as pain.