Total 7329 patents for "2018-07-26"

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180213387

A communication apparatus communicates service information with another communication apparatus during a predetermined period which repeatedly starts in a predetermined cycle and during which a plurality of apparatuses including the communication apparatus transmit or receive a beacon, communicates, with the other communication apparatus during the predetermined period, address information to be used for communication for executing a service indicated by the service information, and communicates, using the address information, with the other communication apparatus for executing the service indicated by the service information at a timing based on the predetermined cycle.

ICE CREAM CONE WITH INTEGRATED EDIBLE DRIP COLLECTOR

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180206522

Some embodiments pertain to an ice cream cone having a body and an integrated drip collector. In some embodiments, the body extends radially outwardly from a center axis of the ice cream cone. In some embodiments, the body includes an upper section defining an aperture, a lower section having a bottom, and a wall portion. In some embodiments, the wall portion extends from the lower section to the upper section and defines a reservoir configured to store ice cream within the body. In some embodiments, the ice cream cone further includes a drip collector that is a protrusion of the ice cream cone. In some embodiments, the protrusion includes a trough and an outer edge. In some embodiments, the outer edge extends radially outward from the body and is disposed below a top of the upper section of the body. In some embodiments, the drip collector is configured to receive melted ice cream and to prevent melted ice cream from contacting a hand of a user holding the ice cream cone.

TRANSMISSION RULES WITHIN A TXOP FOR WIDER BANDWIDTH OPERATION

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180213568

A method of communicating in a wireless network comprises controlling a bandwidth or a transmission mask of a PPDU transmitted by a transmitting STA to a receiving STA within a TXOP based on bandwidth information in at least one preceding frame within the TXOP. The method and associated devices allow a control of TXOP bandwidth or transmission mask where devices capable of both dynamic and static bandwidth operation may be present within the network. The preceding frame may include a non-HT frame of a non-HT duplicate frame exchange, such as a non-HT duplicate RTS/CTS exchange or a BAR/BA exchange, where the bandwidth or the transmission mask would be controlled by being limited to be less than or equal to a bandwidth of the non-HT frame. The preceding frame may include a preceding PPDU, where the bandwidth or the transmission mask would be limited to be less than or equal to a bandwidth of the preceding PPDU.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180213039

An information processing apparatus includes a communication unit and a communication controller. The communication unit communicates with an external apparatus with which communication is enabled for a limited period. In a predetermined period including a period which is set as the limited period for which communication with the external apparatus is enabled, the communication controller controls the communication unit so as to establish, for communication, a connection with the external apparatus.

KNIT SOCK WITH TARGETED COMPRESSION ZONES, AND METHOD FOR LIFTING AND STRETCHING THE PLANTAR FASCIA

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207035

A knit sock is integrally formed of a body yarn in circumferential courses and axial wales, and includes a foot portion having a heel and a toe, and an ankle portion joined to the foot portion and defining an open leg end of the sock. A first targeted compression zone is formed with the foot portion between the heel and the toe, and includes spaced-apart axial compression ridges extending axially outward from the heel at a first end of the first compression zone to a second end of the first compression zone. A second targeted compression zone is formed with the ankle portion between the heel and the open leg end of the sock, and includes spaced-apart axial compression ridges extending axially outward from the heel at a first end of the second compression zone to a second end of the second compression zone.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GRAVITY SEPARATION AND OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207550

An apparatus for gravity separation, including: an inlet for receiving a separation stream; a separating section in communication with the inlet, for separating the separation stream and providing a first product stream and a second product stream, and including: a first separating junction including a first Input conduit, a first output conduit and a second output conduit, a second separating junction in communication with the first output conduit and including a third output conduit and a fourth output conduit, and a third separating junction in communication with the second output conduit and including a fifth output conduit and a sixth output conduit; a first outlet for outputting the first product stream; and a second outlet for outputting the second product stream. A method for gravity separation, and an oil and gas production system and method including the apparatus and method.

FAN DEVICE, AIR FLOW ADJUSTMENT DEVICE AND AIR VOLUME CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209433

A motor-driven fan device includes a motor, a processor, a storage with a lookup table stored therein, and a speed detection unit. The processor queries the lookup table or calculates to acquire the target driving voltage and a corresponding target rotating speed of the motor. When the rotating speed difference is not within the range of the preset rotating speed difference, the processor repeatedly adds a gain value to the target driving voltage to acquire a new target driving voltage, acquires the actual rotating speed and the target rotating speed, and determines whether the rotating speed difference is within the range of the preset rotating speed difference. The processor maintains the operation of the motor at the target rotating speed at that point by using the constant speed control method when the absolute value of rotating speed difference is within the range of the preset rotating speed difference.

A PLANT PROTEIN AND MODIFIED CLAY COMPOSITE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207912

A polymer composite comprising a clay modified with a coupling agent such as an organosilane; and a plant protein matrix, wherein the coupling agent couples the modified clay to the plant protein polymeric matrix. An antimicrobial agent can also be coupled to the coupling agent. Suitable antimicrobial agents include chitosan and its derivatives, transition metals and inorganic oxides. A method of forming the polymer composite coating on a substrate, a multi-layered structure comprising said composite and a composition comprising the composite is also defined. The composite is useful in food packaging.

LOCALLY POLL FLAG IN MULTI PROCESSING NODE SYSTEM TO DETERMINE WHETHER A RESOURCE IS FREE TO USE FOR THREAD

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210833

Examples disclosed herein relate to locally polling the value of a flag to determine whether a resource is free for a thread to use in a system with multiple processing nodes that are incoherent with regards to each other. A flag in a direct attached memory to one of the processing nodes is set to indicate that the resource is not free for the thread to use. A previous tail of a lock list is determined from a list master. The previous tail is located on another one of the processing nodes.