Total 7329 patents for "2018-07-26"

METHODS OF REDUCING MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207122

Methods of delaying the onset of an infection or preventing an infection caused by a microbial organism in an internal cavity of a subject are provided. Methods of killing or inactivating microorganisms in at least a portion of the urethra of a subject are provided.

METHOD FOR INDIVIDUALIZED CANCER THERAPY

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209979

An in vitro method for predicting a likelihood of an individual having a cancer to efficiently respond to an anti-cancer treatment, said method including the steps: of a) measuring the level of nuclear expression of TRF2 in a biopsy obtained from said individual, b) comparing the level obtained in step a) to a reference value, and c) determining the predicted likelihood of said individual to efficiently respond to said anti-cancer treatment from the comparison performed in step b).

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212189

A light emitting device having a structure in which oxygen and moisture are prevented from reaching light emitting elements, and a method of manufacturing the same, are provided. Further, the light emitting elements are sealed by using a small number of process steps, without enclosing a drying agent. The present invention has a top surface emission structure. A substrate on which the light emitting elements are formed is bonded to a transparent sealing substrate. The structure is one in which a transparent second sealing material covers the entire surface of a pixel region when bonding the two substrates, and a first sealing material (having a higher viscosity than the second sealing material), which contains a gap material (filler, fine particles, or the like) for protecting a gap between the two substrates, surrounds the pixel region. The two substrates are sealed by the first sealing material and the second sealing material. Further, reaction between electrodes of the light emitting elements (cathodes or anodes) and the sealing materials can be prevented by covering the electrodes with a transparent protective layer for example, CaF 2 , MgF 2 , or BaF 2 .

ALIGNER STRUCTURE AND ALIGNMENT METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212150

An aligner structure comprises: a first alignment unit for sequentially and firstly aligning the substrate and the mask by the first relative displacement between the substrate and the mask; and a second alignment unit for sequentially and secondarily aligning the substrate and the mask by the second relative displacement between the substrate and the mask after the first alignment by the first alignment unit. The displacement scale of the second relative displacement is smaller than the displacement scale of the first relative displacement so that the substrate and the mask can be quickly and precisely aligned by performing the first relative displacement between the substrate and the mask with a relatively small displacement scale after finishing the first relative displacement between the substrate and the mask with a relatively large displacement scale.

FRICTION CLUTCH DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209488

A structurally and/or functionally improved friction clutch device is disclosed. In particular, a servo spring for a clutch is to be provided which is suitable for series production. In particular, the servo spring is to be realized in the clutch while integrating already existing components. In particular, the servo spring is to keep a maximum disengaging force low. In particular, the servo spring is to operate only under worn conditions; in the new state and during separation it should be possible for it to be force-free. In particular, the total tolerance in the friction clutch device is to remain small, so that the susceptibility of the servo spring force to tolerance deviations is limited.

DETECTING DEVICE, OPTICAL DETECTING APPARATUS, AND OPTICAL DETECTING METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209897

In optical detection, a technology of efficiently removing dust, dirt and the like adhering to an optical system member is provided. Provided is a detecting device used for an optical detecting apparatus including a main body provided with a sample holding unit which holds a sample, and a light transmitting portion facing at least a part of the sample holding unit and located on an optical path in the optical detecting apparatus at the time of installation on the optical detecting apparatus, and a cleaning unit arranged at a position opposed to a member on the optical path in the optical detecting apparatus.

IMPROVED PULSE-FREE METERING PUMP AND METHODS RELATING THERETO

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209405

A method of dispensing a continuous fluid flow is described, the method includes: (i) filling a first cylinder chamber, having a first predefined volume, with fluid received through a first manifold from a first fluid inlet; (ii) dispensing the first predefined amount of the fluid present inside the first cylinder chamber through the first manifold to a fluid outlet; (iii) filling a second cylinder chamber, having a second predefined volume, with fluid received through a second manifold from a second fluid inlet, and wherein filling is carried out contemporaneously with dispensing; (iv) exerting, during dispensing, a deflection-causing force on a first housing that is disposed adjacent to the first cylinder chamber; and (v) preventing, using the deflection-prevention feature, transfer of the deflection-causing force from the first housing to a second housing, which is disposed adjacent to the second cylinder chamber and is disposed adjacent to the first housing.

Method and System for Automatic Insertion of Interactive TV Triggers Into a Broadcast Data Stream

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180213282

A method and system are disclosed for automatic insertion of interactive television (TV) triggers into a broadcast data stream. The automatic insertion of the Interactive TV trigger can be based on recognition of one or more elements within the broadcast data stream. In particular, a recognized element can trigger the insertion of the interactive TV trigger into the broadcast data stream. Furthermore, the interactive TV trigger can be pre-inserted into the stored broadcast content having the recognized element prior to being broadcast.

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212068

A thin film transistor includes a gate electrode, a insulating medium layer and at least one Schottky diode unit. The at least one Schottky diode unit is located on a surface of the insulating medium layer. The at least one Schottky diode unit includes a first electrode, a semiconductor structure and a second electrode. The semiconductor structure comprising a first end and a second end. The first end is laid on the first electrode, the second end is located on the surface of the insulating medium layer. The semiconducting structure includes a nano-scale semiconductor structure. The second electrode is located on the second end.

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, PRINTING METHOD, IMAGE PROCESSOR, AND PRINTING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207947

An image processing method is for generating print data to cause a printing apparatus that prints a print image based on image data to execute printing, by repeating a pass operation in which a nozzle set forms dots on a printing medium while moving in a main scanning direction, and a feed operation in which the nozzle set and the printing medium are moved in a sub-scanning direction. The image processing method includes: performing a first and second halftone processes for a same region of the image data to respectively generate a first halftone data to determine a formation state of first dots and a second halftone data to determine a formation state of second dots, the first and second dots being formed by the nozzle set that ejects a same color of ink; and allocating the first halftone data and the second halftone data to pass operations.

CORNER CUT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210139

A corner cut liquid crystal display (LCD) device including a LCD panel and a backlight. The LCD panel includes adjacent panel portions of different width that collectively define a corner cut profile shape for the LCD panel. The backlight includes a light guide and light sources that emit light into the light guide. The backlight directs the light from the light sources toward the LCD panel. The light guide includes adjacent light guide portions of different width that define the corner cut profile shape. Each light guide portion illuminates a corresponding LCD panel portion. The LCD device can be incorporated into a head-mounted display (HMD). The corner cut profile shapes of two adjacent LCD devices, one for the left eye and one for the right eye, may define an open region for placement of other components or parts of the user, such as the user's nose when wearing the HMD.

POWER DEVICE FOR PNEUMATIC PACKING TOOL

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208340

A power device for a pneumatic packing tool includes a gas delivery unit and a pneumatic unit. The gas delivery unit has an accommodation room, an air inlet, and air outlets. The accommodation room includes a turning block having an input passage. An expansion space is defined between the turning block and the accommodation room. The expansion space communicates with the air outlets. An outer circumferential side of the gas delivery unit is provided with a knob. A push rod is inserted in the knob and the turning block. The pneumatic unit has two through holes. Through the knob, the turning block is turned for the input passage to communicate with one of the through holes to set the direction of winding a belt quickly, and the gas flows from the other through hole to the expansion space to be expanded and exhausted to eliminate the noise.

ASYMMETRICALLY MASKED MULTIPLICATION

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211065

Methods and systems for masking certain cryptographic operations in a manner designed to defeat side-channel attacks are disclosed herein. Squaring operations can be masked to make squaring operations indistinguishable or less distinguishable from multiplication operations. In general, squaring operations are converted into multiplication operations by masking them asymmetrically. Additional methods and systems are disclosed for defeating DPA, cross-correlation, and high-order DPA attacks against modular exponentiation.

SELF-ALIGNED VIA FORMING TO CONDUCTIVE LINE AND RELATED WIRING STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211871

A method of forming a via and a wiring structure formed are disclosed. The method may include forming a conductive line in a first dielectric layer; forming a hard mask adjacent to the conductive line after the conductive line forming; forming a second dielectric layer over the hard mask; and forming a via opening to the conductive line in the second dielectric layer. The via opening lands at least partially on the hard mask to self-align the via opening to the conductive line. A via may be formed by filling the via opening with a conductor.

CASE FOR A COMPUTING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212641

A system for protecting an electronic device and securely and conveniently carrying tangible portable contents therewith. The system may include a resilient portion dimensioned to detachably receive the electronic device by a continuous perimetral edge. The electronic device may be secured thereto by an inwardly extending, retaining lip of the perimetral edge. A rigid portion may be detachably connected to a rear surface of the resilient portion opposite the electronic device. The rigid portion may be dimensioned to shield at least part of the rear surface of the rigid portion. A cavity may be defined between the rigid portion and the rear surface of the resilient portion when the rigid portion is in a closed position. The cavity is operable to secure the tangible contents in the closed position and receive the tangible contents in an opened position.

MICRO LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212096

The present disclosure proposes a micro LED and a method of forming the same. After a body of layers to structure a PN junction is formed sequentially on the outer wall of a buffer layer column, a first electrode is formed on the outer side of the body of layers that structured the PN junction. A second electrode is formed on the inner side of the body of layers that structured the PN junction after the buffer layer column is removed. The first electrode and second electrode are insulating to each other in areas outside of the body of layers structuring the PN junction. The micro LED formed is of a tube structure. The tube-structured micro LED can effectively lower the impedance imposed by the body of layers structuring the PN junction between the first and second electrodes, and thus enhance conductivity and illumination efficiency of the micro LED.

COMPOSITE STRUCTURE JOINING SYSTEM AND METHOD AND RELATED STRUCTURES

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209146

A composite structure joining system and method comprises a structural panel, preferably but not necessarily fabricated from structural composite materials, that further comprises a nesting C-joint feature that facilitates assembly of a plurality of panels of the invention to form a planar structure such as a wall. An embodiment of the present invention comprises a plurality of the panels of the invention, joined together using the C joint of the invention, captured in a frame. The frame structural elements may comprise metals such as aluminum or steel, or may be hand laid or extruded fiberglass as described in more detail below. The invention further comprises methods of manufacturing a plurality of structural panels of the invention. The method of the invention may be used to fabricate intermodal shipping containers that have superior structural and thermal characteristics, are lightweight, resulting in lower transportation costs and lower container costs.

SCAN DRIVING CIRCUIT, DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211624

The present disclosure provides a scan driving circuit for driving an Nth-stage scanning line including: a pull-up control module for receiving a cascade signal of an upper stage and generating a scan level signal of the Nth-stage scanning line based on the cascade signal of the upper stage; a pull-up module for pulling down the scanning signal of the Nth-stage scanning line when the first clock signal is low according to the scan level signal and the first clock signal; the pull-up control module includes a first control unit and a second control unit, the control terminal of the second control unit inputs a second clock signal for controlling the scan level signal to become smaller when the second clock signal is at a high level. The present disclosure can prevent the waveform of the gate from appearing spikes, and thus the waveform of the gate is output normally.

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR GUIDING AND APPLYING TRACTION TO A PATIENT'S LEG DURING SURGERY

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207015

A system for supporting and manipulating a leg of a patient, the system including a base configured to be releasably secured to the ground, a first elongate guide rail coupled to the base, wherein the first elongate guide rail has a longitudinal axis, a boot moveably coupled to the first elongate guide rail, wherein the boot is configured to receive and retain at least a portion of a foot of the patient, a drape hanger assembly coupled to the base and configured to support a drape, wherein the drape hanger assembly includes a pair of drape hangers oriented parallel to the longitudinal axis of the first elongate guide rail, wherein the pair of drape hangers are disposed on opposite sides of the first elongate guide rail in top view, and a drape attached to each drape hanger and positioned between the boot and the first elongate guide rail.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING CHAMBER ISOLATION FOR REDUCED PARTICLES AND IMPROVED UNIFORMITY

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211820

Implementations of the present disclosure generally relate to apparatus and methods for uniform deposition of thin films on substrates. In one implementation, a plasma-processing chamber comprises a chamber body including chamber walls, a chamber floor, and a lid support. The plasma-processing chamber further comprises a substrate support assembly at least partially disposed within the chamber body and configured to support a substrate. The plasma-processing chamber further comprises a lid assembly disposed over the support assembly and positioned on the lid support wherein the lid assembly and the chamber body define a first processing volume. The plasma-processing chamber further comprises a bottom isolation assembly that circumscribes at least a portion of the substrate support assembly and is vertically movable from a loading position to a processing position. A seal is formed between the bottom isolation assembly and the lid assembly when the bottom isolation assembly is in the processing position.

PRIVACY CONTROL IN A CONNECTED ENVIRONMENT

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211657

Privacy control in a connected environment is described. An assistant device can detect speech spoken by a user. The speech can include a hardware activation phrase that indicates whether the user intends for at least a portion of the speech to be provided to local resources or cloud resources. The speech can then be provided to the appropriate resource based on the hardware activation phrase.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGES

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180213263

There are disclosed various methods and apparatuses for encoding an image. In some embodiments the method comprises selecting a datastream among a first datastream and a second datastream, said first datastream and said second datastream comprising context-decision pairs, said context and decision relating to one or more images or a part of the one or more images. A context-decision pair is obtained from the selected bitstream and also an indication of the selected datastream is obtained. The datastream indication is used to select a set of registers containing parameter values relating to the selected datastream. Parameter values from the selected set of registers are provided to arithmetic encoding to form updated parameter values. Previously updated parameter values are stored to a set of registers indicated by a previous datastream indication, said previously updated parameter values relating to a datastream different than said selected datastream.

ELECTROMAGNETIC EFFECT RESISTANT SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210313

A reconfigurable optical device includes a spatial light modulator and an optical signal generator. The spatial light modulator includes a layer of optically-sensitized carbon nanotubes, and each optically-sensitized carbon nanotube is configured to transition between a conductive state and a semiconductive state responsive to an optical signal. The optical signal generator is configured to provide the optical signal to the spatial light modulator to cause the layer of optically-sensitized carbon nanotubes to form a pattern of conductive nanotubes, the pattern of conductive nanotubes configured to modify interfering signal to form an optical vortex.

BACKLIGHT MODULE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210290

Disclosed is a backlight module. The backlight module includes a backplane. The backplane is provided with a groove therethrough. Two sides and/or two ends of an optical diaphragm of the backlight module each are connected with a bendable flap which passes through the groove and is attached to the backplane. The backlight module has a simple structure without a plastic frame or a frame sealant, and an optical diaphragm in the backlight module can be fixed. A super narrow frame of the backlight module can be realized.

Universal Data Management Interface

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210899

A universal data management interface (UDMI) system includes a processing system generates a visual interface through which a user can access, manage, and manipulate data on plural different types of remote databases. The UDMI connects to multiple standard database management systems and to allow multiple users to access, manage, and manipulate data within each of the multiple standard database management systems. The UDMI also allows multiple virtual databases that reside in a single database to be available as a network service.

Flexible Joints Assembly with Flexure Rods

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209569

A flexible joint assembly for a joint between a first duct and a second duct for providing a flow of fluid, such as bleed air in an aviation implementation. The flexible joint includes a bellows supported by a mounting assembly having a first support and a second support, each surrounding a portion of the bellows. A set of rod assemblies can operably couple the first support and the second support.

THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER COMPOSITION FOR CROSSLINKED FOAM AND USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208723

A thermoplastic elastomer composition for crosslinked foam and the manufacturing method thereof are provided. The thermoplastic elastomer composition comprising (A) an ethylene-based copolymer; (B) a first copolymer; (C) a second copolymer, wherein the component (B) and (C) are copolymers comprising a vinyl aromatic monomer and a conjugated diene monomer, the first copolymer having a conjugated diene hydrogenation rate of at least 80% and the second copolymer having a conjugated diene hydrogenation rate of no more than 10%; (D) an organic peroxide; and (E) a foaming agent, wherein a mass ratio (A/(B+C)) of the component (A) to a combination of the component (B) and the component (C) is 95/5 to 5/95; and a mass ratio (B/C) of the component (B) to the component (C) is 9/1 to 1/9. A crosslinked foam made from the composition and the manufacturing method thereof are also provided.

DETECTING PRINTING RIBBON ORIENTATION

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207950

The present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods providing a ribbon sensor configured and positioned to ascertain an orientation of a printing ribbon, including devices, systems, and methods configured for detecting an improperly oriented printing ribbon, and for triggering a response in the event of an improperly installed, and/or for confirming proper installation of a printing ribbon.

MAGNETIC DETECTOR

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210040

A magnetic detection device that is reduced in size and thickness, but also accurate, includes a substrate and an element disposed on the substrate and including a magneto-sensitive wire sensing an external magnetic field component in an extending direction and a detection coil looping around the magneto-sensitive wire. The magnetic detection device further includes a magnetic field deflector deflecting an external magnetic field around the magneto-sensitive wire, and having a nonmagnetic material core part and a soft magnetic material shell part covering an outer side of at least part of the core part. The magnetic field deflector has a hollow, rather than solid, structure of soft magnetic material. The soft magnetic material volume is therefore significantly smaller, and the hysteresis caused in the magnetic field deflector is remarkably reduced. With the magnetic detection device, the magnetic field component orthogonal to the substrate is also detected with higher accuracy.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRIGGERING AND CYCLING A VENTILATOR BASED ON RECONSTRUCTED PATIENT EFFORT SIGNAL

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207378

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems, methods and devices for respiratory support. As one example, a method for respiratory support is described that includes providing a measured pressure, and calculating a net flow based on at least one measured inlet flow and measured outlet flow. A relationship between a first value related to the measured pressure, a second value related to the measured net flow and a third value related to patient effort is used to provide a prediction of patient effort. An interim value is updated based at least in part on the prediction of the patient effort, and used to help compute a patient effort. A ventilation cycle is initiated using the computed patient effort.