Total 7329 patents for "2018-07-26"

COATED CERAMIC PLATE, COUPLING ELEMENTS FOR PAVEMENTS, AND USES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208512

The present description relates to a ceramic plate having a polymer coating, and obtaining methods and uses of the ceramic plate. The polymer coating of the ceramic plate can comprise at least one polymer and up to 30% (m/m) of hollow glass microspheres having a size inferior to 90 microns. The ceramic plate can further include a crosslinking agent or an adhesion promoting agent, or a mixture of these agents. The ceramic plate allows for the reduction of a cold feeling. In order to reduce cold feeling, the present description further relates to ceramic coating plates with printed and encapsulated heating elements. The coating plates can be interconnected between plates by means of coupling elements.

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM, LIGHTING CONTROL APPARATUS, INSTRUCTION VALUE SELECTION APPARATUS, INSTRUCTION VALUE SELECTION METHOD, AND INSTRUCTION VALUE SELECTION PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180213628

A lighting control system of an embodiment includes a sensor which acquires person information indicating presence or absence of a person, a plurality of instruction value calculators which calculate light modulation rate instruction values based on the person information acquired by the sensor, and an instruction value selector which selects any one of instruction values transmitted from the plurality of instruction value calculators.

POLYMERIC MATERIALS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208740

A composition comprising titanium dioxide, barium sulphate and/or zinc sulphide and one or more polymeric material selected from: i) a polymeric material (A) having a repeat unit of formula O-Ph-O-Ph-CO-Ph- I and a repeat unit of formula O-Ph-Ph-O-Ph-CO-Ph II wherein Ph represents a phenylene moiety; and/or ii) a polymeric material (B) having a repeat unit of formula X-Ph-(X-Ph-)A-Ph-CO-Ph-III and a repeat unit of formula XYW-Ph-ZW wherein Ph represents a phenylene moiety; each X independently represents an oxygen or sulphur atom; n represents an integer of 1 or 2; Y is selected from a phenylene moiety, a -Ph-Ph moiety and a naphthalenyl moiety; W is a carbonyl group, an oxygen or sulphur atom, Z is selected from X-Ph-SO 2 -Ph- X-Ph-SO 2 YSO 2 -Ph- and CO-Ph-.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTIMATING TIME OF ARRIVAL

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209808

The present disclosure relates to a method and system for determining an estimated time of arrival relating to a target trip. The method includes extracting, by a processor, sample characteristic data relating to a target trip, wherein the sample characteristic data comprises first feature data corresponding to a route relating to the target trip and second feature data corresponding to a link of the route; obtaining a prediction model for estimating time of arrival; and determining, by the processor, an estimated time of arrival (ETA) relating to the target trip based on the prediction model and the sample characteristic data.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING COMMUNICATION INTERFACE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211364

A method of a virtual reality (VR)-related device is provided, which includes setting a reference direction; receiving data; determining whether a direction of the data and the reference direction are different; modifying the direction of the data if the direction of the data and the reference direction are different; and transmitting data having the modified direction.

CLEANING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CLEANING ENGINE COOLING SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208877

Cleaning compositions include (a) a carrier liquid; (b) a metal citrate and/or a plurality of reagents configured to generate the metal citrate in situ; (c) one or a plurality of non-ionic surfactants; and (d) an organophosphate hydrotrope configured to increase solubility of the one or the plurality of non-ionic surfactants in the carrier liquid. Methods for cleaning engine cooling systems are described.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SCHEDULING A DRIVER SERVICE PROVIDER FOR ONE OR MORE THIRD PARTIES

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211542

This disclosure generally relates to a method and system for providing a ride for a third party rider at the request of a user ride requestor. In one embodiment, a driver device may be used to receive a ride request from one or more server computing devices for a third party rider. The driver device may receive information identifying the third party rider, including a password. Further, the driver device may transmit real time ride status information to the ride requestor directly or indirectly via the one or more server computing devices.

MULTI-FIELD CLASSIFIER

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180213067

A system and method for classifying packets according to packet header field values. Each of a set of subkey tables is searched for a respective packet header field value; each such search results in a value for a subkey. The subkeys are combined to form a decision key. A decision table is then searched for the decision key. The search of the decision table results in an action code and a reason code, one or both of which may be used to determine how to further process the packet.

TREAD WEAR INDICATOR

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207996

A tread wear indicator for a tire is provided. The tire includes a pair of sidewalls and a tread and the tread includes a plurality of tread elements defined by circumferential grooves and lateral grooves. The tread wear indicator is formed in a selected one of the tread elements adjacent a selected one of the circumferential grooves. The indicator includes a plurality of step elements descending from a radially outward surface of the selected one of the tread elements toward the base of the selected one of the circumferential grooves. Each step element includes an axially-extending surface that is approximately parallel to and is radially inward of the radially outward surface of the selected one of the tread elements, and a radially-extending surface that extends approximately perpendicular to the axially-extending surface. The axially-extending surface of each step element is formed with indicia visible to a user of the tire.

NONWOVEN FABRIC FOR INCREASING THE AVAILABILITY OF QUATERNARY AMMONIUM IN SOLUTION

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180206485

Wipes for preventing quaternary ammonium (quat) depletion suitable for commercial applications (e.g., industrial and consumer disinfectant wipes) are provided. The wipe includes at least one nonwoven layer, at least one pulp layer, and a cationic additive. The at least one nonwoven layer and the at least one pulp layer may be hydroentangled to form a hydroentangled nonwoven fabric having a first surface and a second surface. Additionally, the cationic additive may be disposed on at least one of the first surface or the second surface.

BONE PEG HAVING IMPROVED EXTRACTION

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180206894

A bone peg configured for cooperation with a threaded aperture on a bone plate for use in stabilizing a fracture of a bone can include a head portion and a shaft portion. The head portion can have a head threaded portion that incorporates head threads having a first pitch. The shaft portion can extend from the head portion to a distal end of the bone peg. The shaft portion can include (i) a shaft threaded portion that incorporates shaft threads having a second pitch, (ii) a first unthreaded portion and (iii) a second unthreaded portion. The shaft threaded portion is disposed intermediate the first and second unthreaded portions. The first unthreaded portion axially offsets the head threaded portion from the shaft threaded portion.

Method of Making a Component with an Integral Strain Indicator

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209781

A method of making a component with an integral passive strain indicator includes forming the component of a single uniform material, the component comprising an outer surface and an internal volume. The method also includes forming a plurality of fiducial markers of the single uniform material on a portion of the outer surface during formation of the component, the portion of the outer surface comprising an analysis region on the outer surface of the component.

CONTROLLING DISEASES AND INSECTS IN PLANTS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180206501

A method for controlling diseases and insects in plants on one hand and a method for providing a plant growth regulator on the other hand.

DISPLAY PROCESSING METHOD, DISPLAY PROCESSING DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180213198

A display processing method, a display processing device, and a display device are provided. The method includes acquiring a pixel signal, converting the pixel signal into a driving electrical signal base on a Gamma curve configured to compensate a corresponding color vision defect, outputting the driving electrical signal to a display panel, and displaying, by the display panel, an image based on the driving electrical signal.

A Detachment Unit for Removing a Tag

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209178

A detachment unit for removing a tag from an article comprising an operating member comprising a first extractor, and a second extractor arranged at a distance from said operating member such that the tag can be positioned between the first extractor and the second extractor. The operating member is movable such that the first extractor moves towards and away from the second extractor so that when the first extractor is in proximity to the tag the first and the second extractor can be activated for detaching the tag from the article, wherein the operating member comprises a collector for automatically collecting at least one part of the detached tag.

TRANSMISSION DEVICE, RECEPTION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212804

Provided is a transmission device including a transmitter. The transmitter includes a first output, a second output, and a third output, and is configured to transmit a symbol signal corresponding to a combination of signals of the first output, the second output, and the third output. An output impedance of the second output is lower than an output impedance of the first output.

VECTOR PROCESSOR WITH GENERAL PURPOSE REGISTER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210732

A method for allocating registers in a compute unit of a vector processor includes determining a maximum number of registers that are to be used concurrently by a plurality of threads of a kernel at the compute unit. The method further includes setting a mode of register allocation at the compute unit based on a comparison of the determined maximum number of registers and a total number of physical registers implemented at the compute unit.

PH DISTRIBUTION MEASUREMENT IN A POROUS MATERIAL MICRO-STRUCTURE METHOD AND APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209911

A method and apparatus for pH distribution measurement in a porous material micro-structure is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of measurement of pH distribution within the micro-structure of a porous material, such as cell, plant, fiber or cellulose material, paper or cultural object of porous materials (next material) is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of (in any order) preparing a microscopic sample of the porous material at a selected magnification; selecting an elementary measured area of the microscopic sample or microimage; microimaging the elementary measured area; measuring one or more pH characteristic parameters and pH from the elementary measured area, and measuring a correlation between the one or more characteristic optical parameters from the elementary measured area and the pH of from the elementary measured area to obtain a correlated microscopic pH value and a microscopic characteristic optical parameter value and their distribution within the porous material micro-structure.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING REAL-TIME EVENTING

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212919

A method and system for real-time eventing including interacting with at least one configuration attribute according to instructions specified through an application programming interface (API); adding subscribers for an event channel; generating an event from operation of an application; publishing the event message to the event channel on an event router; processing the event message according to the at least one configuration attribute; identifying a subscriber to the event channel; and sending the event from the event router to the subscriber.

ECO-MOLD APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING PISTON, MOLD APPARATUS FOR MANURACTURING PISTON, AND PISTON MANUFACTURING METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207715

The present invention relates to an eco-mold apparatus for manufacturing a piston, a mold apparatus for manufacturing a piston, and a piston manufacturing method, which mold each part of a piston while decreasing the weight of the piston, and the apparatus may comprise: a first eco-mold part which may move forward or backward in a first direction to shape a portion of an eco-part of a piston; a second eco-mold part which may shape-match with the first eco-mold part to mold another portion of the eco-part of the piston; and a piston pickup part which picks up the piston over the second eco-mold part, so that the piston pickup part can separate the piston from the second eco-mold part.

GROWING EPITAXIAL 3C-SIC ON SINGLE-CRYSTAL SILICON

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209063

A method of growing epitaxial 3-SiC on single-crystal silicon is disclosed. The method comprises providing a single-crystal silicon substrate in a cold-wall chemical vapour deposition reactor, heating the substrate to a temperature equal to or greater than 700 C. and equal to or less than 1200 C., introducing a gas mixture into the reactor while the substrate is at the temperature, the gas mixture comprising a silicon source precursor, a carbon source precursor and a carrier gas so as to deposit an epitaxial layer of 3-SiC on the single-crystal silicon.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRIVATE NODE-LEVEL DATA COMPUTING AND RECONCILIATION

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211252

Aspects and embodiments are directed to method and system for node based reconciliation. Various aspects also provide for real-time securities exchange while supporting cash based transactions. Additional aspects incorporate improved user interfaces for enabling single selection investment decisions for all of a clients' wealth.

SIEVE SYSTEM FOR A GRINDING DEVICE, AND GRINDING DEVICE USING THIS TYPE OF SIEVE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207642

A sieve system for a grinding device permitting the processing of materials in terms of particle size, in particular the processing of solid or powder materials. The system includes a filtering portion having fine holes and designed to cooperate with a rotor of the grinding device in such a way as to press the material to be ground through said filtering portion; and a support portion having large holes, which is able to reinforce the filtering portion. The sieve can be coupled to a vibratory device. The sieve system allows for the grinding method to be operated in continuous mode, with a material flow rate through the sieve up to 50% higher than that reached with a conventional sieve.

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO SYNTHESIZE AMMONIA

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208475

A system and method for producing ammonia at high conversion rates. The system having a fluidized bed reactor with a fluidized zone with catalyst particles. The fluidized bed reactor is preferably configured to receive a continuous flow of solid sorbent particles, nitrogen, and hydrogen, with the catalyst particles being at least ten times larger than the sorbent particles. The method allows for the nitrogen and hydrogen react on a surface of the catalyst in order to generate ammonia that is adsorbed by the sorbent particles. The method extracts the adsorbed ammonia from the sorbent particles with a sorbent regenerator to product a pure ammonia product.

Optimizing Offline Map Data Updates

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210912

In some implementations, a system can optimize offline map data updates. For example, a server device in the system can determine a metric for identifying map data objects based on attributes of the map data objects. The server device can then generate a quadtree that stores the map data objects in nodes of the quadtree based on the metric. When processing an update to the map data stored at the server device, the server device can generate update data describing the updates for each node in the quadtree based on a binary difference algorithm and/or a semantic difference algorithm. The server device can select the algorithm based on which algorithm results in the smallest compressed size of the update data.

BIS-FURAN DERIVATIVES AS TRANSTHYRETIN (TTR) STABILIZERS AND AMYLOID INHIBITORS FOR THE TREATMENT OF FAMILIAL AMYLOID POLYNEUROPATHY (FAP)

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208570

The design and synthesis of a novel bis-furan scaffold tailored for high efficiency at inhibiting transthyretin amyloid formation is reported. In vitro results show that the discovered compounds are more efficient inhibitors of amyloid formation than tafamidis, a drug currently used in the treatment of familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP), despite their lower molecular weight and lipophilicity. Moreover, ex vivo experiments with the strongest inhibitor in the series, conducted in human blood plasma from normal and FAP Val30Met-transthyretin carriers, disclose remarkable affinity and selectivity profiles. The promises and challenges facing further development of this compound are discussed under the light of increasing evidence implicating transthyretin stability as a key factor not only in transthyretin amyloidoses and several associated co-morbidities, but also in Alzheimer's disease.

CLOUD PLATFORM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180206763

A cloud platform comprises a receiving unit and a processing unit. The receiving unit is configured to receive at least one user respiration data set sent by at least one respirator device in at least one uploading cycle. The processing unit is configured to acquire a first user respiration data set sent by a user of one respirator device among at least one respirator device in one uploading cycle, statistically analyze the first user respiration data set on the basis of a stable state value set of the user, and send an alarm signal when the statistical analysis result is determined to be that the first user respiration data set meets a data exception standard. The disclosure provides an on-line user respiration data analysis solution in combination with disease diagnosis of an off-line respiration system, so that the worsening of a patient's conditions can be possibly found in time.

BRACKET FOR GOLF CART ACCESSORY

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208125

A mounting bracket for attaching an accessory such as a cooler, sand and seed bucket or a golf equipment washer includes a mounting portion adapted to be mounted to a side wall and/or a front wall of a golf cart bag well. The bracket includes a mounting flange configured to connectably receive the accessory. The bracket may also include a horizontal support provided between the mounting portion and mounting flange. The horizontal support is preferably perpendicular to the mounting flange for supporting a bottom surface of the accessory mounted thereon.

CARD HANDLING SYSTEMS, DEVICES FOR USE IN CARD HANDLING SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207514

Card handling systems include shuffling devices, shoe devices, and a card transfer system for automatically transferring cards from the shuffling device into the shoe device. Shuffling devices may include a divider configured to contact at least one card positioned within a compartment of the shuffling device. Shoe devices may include a card loading system for loading cards into a card storage area through an opening in a base of the shoe device. Methods of providing cards during a casino table game play include identifying card information including a rank and a suit of each card in a shuffling device and a shoe device and transporting cards from the shuffling device to the shoe device.

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210355

An electrophotographic photoreceptor includes a conductive substrate and a photosensitive layer disposed so as to overlie the conductive substrate and containing a first charge-transporting material having two triphenylamine skeletons and a charge mobility of approximately 410 6 cm 2 /Vs or more and at least one second charge-transporting material selected from the group consisting of a charge-transporting material having one triphenylamine skeleton and a charge mobility of approximately 510 5 cm 2 /Vs or more, a charge-transporting material having two triphenylamine skeletons and being different from the first charge-transporting material, and a charge-transporting material having three triphenylamine skeletons, wherein the second charge-transporting material content is approximately from 0.2 weight % to 1.0 weight % relative to the total charge-transporting material content.