Total 7063 patents for "2018-08-16"

AXIAL, TRIPLE-SEPARATION, DIFFUSION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180228931

A reservoir containing an essential oil feeds to an eductor injecting a jet forming a plume of air entraining oil droplets. A series of drift chambers act as velocity reducers to alternately slow the flow droplets with entry, and then reaccelerate them upon exit through an exit channel. A micro cyclone separator operates between at least two of the drift chambers, exposing the flow to circumferential direction and centripetal acceleration driving comparatively larger droplets out of the flow away from comparatively finer droplets sufficiently small to remain with the flow of air. Separation of comparatively larger droplets, effectively eliminates spitting of liquids that might or rapid drift onto surrounding surfaces.

[1,2,4]TRIAZOLO[4,3-B]PYRIDAZINES FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF PROLIFERATIVE DISEASES

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180230158

The invention concerns compounds of Formula (I)

NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM AND PORTABLE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180234581

A non-transitory computer-readable medium having a computer program stored thereon and readable by a computer of a portable device, the computer program, when executed by the computer, causes the portable device to perform operations including: receiving a user operation of designating operation specifying information; instructing an image processing apparatus to execute the image processing operation of a content specified by the operation specifying information; storing history information indicative of an execution history of the receiving and the instructing; extracting, from among a plurality of program identification information, program identification information associated with the extraction condition information coinciding with the stored history information; and displaying the extracted program identification information.

Electrolyte for Lithium Secondary Battery and Lithium Secondary Battery Including the Same

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180233778

Provided are an electrolyte for a lithium secondary battery and a lithium secondary battery including the same, wherein the electrolyte for a lithium secondary battery of the present invention may improve DC-IR characteristic and battery storage characteristic, and may improve high-temperature stability, low-temperature characteristic, and lifespan characteristic to thereby be effectively used for manufacturing a secondary battery.

WINDOW GLASS FOR VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180233803

A vehicle window glass includes a glass including a transparent area and a shading area around the transparent area; a defogger including wires placed at equal first intervals extended in a direction, and a defogger element connected to the wires; and a glass antenna including a power feeding point in the shading area, and a first element connected to the power feeding point. The defogger element includes a first part in the transparent area and extended in the direction, and a second part in the shading area and connected to the first part. The first element includes a third part in the transparent area extended in the direction, and a fourth part in the shading area and connected to the third part and the power feeding point. A part of the second part and a part of the fourth part are placed to have a narrower interval.

Inhalers and Related Methods

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180228989

An inhaler (10) for the inhalation of inhalable substances comprise: a canister (50) having an interior reservoir (84) containing pressurised inhalable substances including fluid; a metering valve (52) including a metering chamber (82) and a valve stem (54) defining a communication path between the metering chamber and the interior reservoir, the communication path (86) including an opening (106) configured to permit flow between a transfer space inside the valve stem and the interior reservoir, the interior reservoir being arranged for orientation above the metering chamber whereby gas such as air located within the metering chamber is replaced with liquid from the interior reservoir.

LAYERED STRUCTURE, LIGHT-EMITTING COMPONENT, LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180233534

A layered structure includes a thyristor and a light-emitting element. The thyristor at least includes four layers. The four layers are an anode layer, a first gate layer, a second gate layer, and a cathode layer arranged in this order. The light-emitting element is disposed such that the light-emitting element and the thyristor are connected in series. The thyristor includes a semiconductor layer having a bandgap energy smaller than bandgap energies of the four layers.

METHODS OF TREATING OPHTHALMIC DISORDERS

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180230540

The invention features methods of identifying patients as being likely to respond to anti-VEGF therapy. Furthermore, in those patients identified as failing to include one or more of the above ophthalmic response markers, the invention features treatment with an EPO antagonist (e.g., alone, or in combination with a VEGF antagonist).

Prefabricated Reusable Concrete Pedestal Element

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180231172

Disclosed is a base assembly for supporting a crane pedestal. The base assembly comprises four base units, each having a first end and a second end, and each base unit being of an L-shape with an outside beveled corner. Fastening devices connect each base unit at their first and second end to respective first and second ends of another of the four base units. The four base units are dimensioned so that, when connected by said fastening devices, they form an octagonal-shaped base structure. The four base units are also dimensioned to support four pads that each rest on a face of 14each unit adjacent to its beveled corner when the four base units are assembled in the octagonal-shaped base structure. Also disclosed is a method for assembling a base assembly for supporting a crane pedestal and a fastening device for connecting the ends of two units together.

WIND TURBINE CURTAILMENT CONTROL FOR VOLANT ANIMALS

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180230967

A system can include a data server that calculates a risk level of each of a plurality of wind turbines at a turbine site based at least in part on a base risk level and mortality data that characterizes a mortality of a volant animal caused by a given wind turbine of the plurality of wind turbines. The system can also include a turbine monitor server that stores the risk level of each wind turbine in a database and generates a graphical dashboard based on data in the database. The system can further include a turbine site control server that retrieves data from the database and sets cut-in speed of each of the plurality of wind turbines based on the data retrieved from the database.

SYSTEM AND INTERFACES FOR MANAGING TEMPORARY WORKERS

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180232684

Described herein are embodiments of a system that permits various entities (e.g., hiring, staffing, and client computer systems and/or devices) involved in the placement of a candidate to a job to interact systematically to carry out functions that conventional systems are unable to perform. These functions may, for example, include synchronizing systems of different entities involved in placing a worker, effectively tracking a temporary workers during a placement and/or hiring process, and post placement activities. To this end, systems and method are provided that permit a handshake process between disparate systems to complete a candidate placement process, timesheet approval and processing, consolidated invoicing, customized analytics and reporting, supplier onboarding of temporary workers, and post-hiring tracking, among other novel tools, interfaces and functionality.

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF VORTIOXETINE AND SALTS THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180230116

The present invention provides an improved process for preparation of 1-[2-(2,4-dimethyl-phenylsulfanyl)-phenyl]-piperazine; commonly known as vortioxetine (referred to as the compound (I)) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof; wherein the process comprises reaction of 2-((2,4-dimethylphenyl)thio)aniline (II) with bis(2-alkyl)amine (IIIa) or its salt in the presence of a cyclic amide solvent.

REFINING STRUCTURED DATA INDEXES

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180232410

The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for refining structured data indexes. Aspects of the invention include associating structured data, such as, for example, tables, with additional content. Additional content can include content outside the table and /table tags of a web table. Indexes for structured data (e.g., table indexes) can be refined based on the additional content to improve the relevance of providing parts of the structured data (e.g., parts of the table) in search results.

Characterizing Behavior Anomaly Analysis Performance Based On Threat Intelligence

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180234445

A technique includes receiving data identifying behavior anomalies that are exhibited by entities that are associated with a computer system. The technique includes associating the behavior anomalies with contexts based at least in part on threat intelligence to provide modified anomalies. The threat intelligence associates the contexts with indicators of potential breach. The technique includes characterizing the behavior anomaly identification based at least in part on the threat intelligence. The characterization includes applying machine learning to features of the modified anomalies to classify the identified behavior anomalies.

QUALITY OF IMMUNOLOGICAL SYNAPSE PREDICTS EFFECTIVENESS OF CHIMERIC ANTIGEN RECEPTOR (CAR) T CELLS

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180231523

Embodiments of the disclosure concern methods of determining the effectiveness of immune cells, such as T cells, with particular chimeric antigen receptors. In specific embodiments, a synapse between the CAR and the tumor antigen is measured for structure, signaling, and functionality by imaging. As such, the quality of the synapse is determined and positively correlates with effectiveness of the particular CAR immune cells.

PIVOTING GANGING ARMS FOR CHAIRS

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180228291

A chair includes a frame having a plurality of legs, a seat coupled to the frame that includes a seating surface and opposing side edges, and at least one ganging arm. The ganging arm is configured to pivot about a pivot axis into and between an operative position in which the ganging arm extends laterally from one of the opposing side edges and a storage position in which the ganging arm is beneath the seat. In one embodiment, the chair includes a pair of ganging arm, where a first ganging arm includes a male ganging end and the second ganging arm includes a female ganging end. Each of the ganging arms is mounted for rotation about a mounting device attached to the frame of the chair.

THRESHOLD ADJUSTMENT COMPENSATION OF ASYMMETRICAL OPTICAL NOISE

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180234183

An optical data circuit includes threshold adjustment circuits to perform threshold adjustment compensation of asymmetrical optical noise. The optical data circuit includes an optical-to-electrical conversion circuit configured to produce first and second differential electrical data signals, at respective first and second electrical nodes, in response to an optical data signal. First and second digital-to-analog converter (DAC) circuits are each respectively coupled to the first and second electrical nodes and configured to respectively generate first and second adjustment signals. The first and second DAC circuits are configured to adjust the first and second differential electrical data signals such that a zero-crossing point of positive data is pulled up in response to the first adjustment signal and a zero-crossing point of negative data is pulled down in response to the second adjustment signal.

MULTILAYER STAGGERED COUPLING COLLIMATOR, RADIATOR, DETECTOR AND SCANNER

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180228451

A multilayer staggered coupling collimator includes multiple collimating layers, multiple collimating orifices being provided on each collimating layer. At least two collimating layers are in a staggered coupling relationship. Compared with a single-layer collimator, the multilayer staggered coupling collimator can improve the performance, achieve multi-performance selection functions, and have a better machining feasibility. Since the thickness of each collimating layer is less after the collimator is divided into several collimating layers, the machining precision is easy to ensure.

TREATMENT OF STEROID-INDUCED HYPERGLYCEMIA WITH FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR (FGF) 1 ANALOGS

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180228869

Methods of using FGF1 analogs, such as FGF1 mutant proteins having an N-terminal deletion, point mutation(s), or combinations thereof, to reduce blood glucose levels in subjects with steroid-induced diabetes, hypercortisolemia, or diabetes due to treatment with an antipsychotic agent, are provided. Such mutant FGF1 proteins can be part of a chimeric protein that includes a -Klotho-binding protein, an FGFR1-binding protein, a -Klotho-binding protein and a FGFR1-binding protein, a C-terminal region from FGF19 or FGF21.

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180233504

A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device includes the following steps. A barrier layer is formed in a first region and a second region of a semiconductor substrate. The barrier layer formed in the first region is thinned before a step of forming a first work function layer on the barrier layer. The first work function layer formed on the first region is then removed. The process of thinning the barrier layer in the first region and the process of removing the first work function layer in the first region are performed separately for ensuring the coverage of the first work function layer in the second region. The electrical performance of the semiconductor device and the uniformity of the electrical performance of the semiconductor device may be improved accordingly.

Adjustable stop piece for lacings and method of use

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180228249

A stopper for securing an end of a lace in an article having at least one eyelet, such as a shoe, without having to form an exposed knot. A thin, rigid body includes a series of openings arranged in a row, including a first, middle opening through which the lace is routed from the eyelet, a second opening proximate one end through which the lace is routed from the middle opening, and a third opening proximate an opposite through which the lace is routed from the second opening via the first end of the body, the third opening having a slot-shaped configuration. When tension is applied to the lace, as by a foot being inserted into a shoe, a locking engagement is formed between the lace and stopper and the stopper reacts against the eyelet. The stopper may be hidden from view behind the eyelet stay of a shoe.

ELECTRIC-POWER CONVERTING DEVICE, SOLAR POWER CONDITIONER SYSTEM, ELECTRICITY STORAGE SYSTEM, UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SOURCE SYSTEM, WIND POWER GENERATION SYSTEM, AND MOTOR DRIVE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180233918

An electric-power converting device having an inverter circuit of a 4-parallel configuration is realized by a combination of four first to third power semiconductor module devices. In each of module device groups, a single unit of the first power semiconductor module device and a single unit of the second power semiconductor module device are mixedly disposed so as to be alternately disposed. Furthermore, the first to third power semiconductor module devices have circuit element groups which have a common point that each circuit element group includes at least one of first and second transistors and first and second diodes.

WINDING ASSEMBLY AND RETRACTABLE CURTAIN

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180230739

The present disclosure relates to a winding assembly and a retractable curtain, which may adjust the tensile force of a cord. The winding assembly of the retractable curtain comprises a fixing seat and a winding shaft rotatably disposed on the fixing seat, wherein a threading hole and guiding holes are opened in the fixing seat for the cord to pass through successively; there is a plurality of guiding holes opened in different positions of the fixing seat, and the threading hole is located between the outer wall of the winding shaft and the plurality of guiding holes. The outer wall of the winding shaft tilts outward gradually along the axis thereof, and the threading hole is opened on a part of the fixing seat corresponding to one end of the winding shaft with a larger outer diameter.

COUNTERMEASURES FOR FAULT-INJECTION ATTACKS BY OPTICAL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180232542

In a general aspect, an integrated circuit can include a network configured to detect fault-injection attacks on the integrated circuit, the network including a plurality of optical sensors. The integrated circuit can also include a surveillance flip-flop coupled with the network, the surveillance flip-flop being configured to signal a fault when one or more optical sensors of the plurality of optical sensors changes state. The integrated circuit can further include at least one inductive winding included in the network, the at least one inductive winding being configured to generate an induced voltage that causes switching of at least one optical sensor of the plurality of optical sensors when the at least one inductive winding is subjected to an electromagnetic flux capable of causing a fault-injection in the integrated circuit.

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR ACOUSTIC CLASSIFICATION AND OPTIMIZATION FOR MULTI-MODAL RENDERING OF REAL-WORLD SCENES

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180232471

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for acoustic classification and optimization for multi-modal rendering of real-world scenes are disclosed. According to one method for determining acoustic material properties associated with a real-world scene, the method comprises obtaining an acoustic response in a real-world scene. The method also includes generating a three-dimensional (3D) virtual model of the real-world scene. The method further includes determining acoustic material properties of surfaces in the 3D virtual model using a visual material classification algorithm to identify materials in the real-world scene that make up the surfaces and known acoustic material properties of the materials. The method also includes using the acoustic response in the real-world scene to adjust the acoustic material properties.

COMPOSITIONS

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180228866

The present invention relates to a formulation comprising an inhibitor of NFAT activation for use in treating or preventing undesirable effects, more particularly undesirable effects occurring in conjunction with T cell-mediated therapies. The undesirable effects may be cytokine release syndrome (CRS) or symptoms associated with gastrointestinal (GI) inflammation, for example associated with inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis, optionally caused by activated T cell activity. In addition to ameliorating undesirable effects, the invention is aimed at also maintaining the therapeutic effects of the T-cell mediated therapy.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180233554

A semiconductor device is provided, including: a semiconductor substrate having an active area and an edge termination region; an upper electrode; an insulating film provided between the semiconductor substrate and the upper electrode and having a contact hole; a first conductivity-type drift region; a second conductivity-type base region; a second conductivity-type well region; and a second conductivity-type extension region formed extending in a direction toward the well region from the base region and separated from the upper electrode by the insulating film, wherein a sum of a first distance from an end portion of the contact hole closer to the well region to an end portion of the extension region closer to the well region and a second distance from the end portion of the extension region closer to the well region to the well region is smaller than a thickness of the semiconductor substrate in the active area.

PARTICLE SEPARATOR ASSEMBLY FOR A TURBINE ENGINE

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180229167

A method and apparatus for a turbine engine having a compressor section, combustion section, and a turbine section in an axial flow arrangement with a cooling circuit in fluid communication with at least one of the compressor section, combustion section, or turbine section. The method and apparatus further including separating particles from a cooling air that flows through the cooling circuit.

Transport vector Management

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180232687

A computer system for dynamically managing the transport vector of items receives a client identification and handling parameters from an input device. The system identifies, within a client database, different transport vectors associated with the client identification. The system then accesses one or more item-specific variables associated with the particular item. The system also filters the different transport vectors by the item-specific variables and the handling parameters such that a remaining subset of the different transport vectors all conform with the item-specific variables and the handling parameters. The system selects a specific transport vector from the remaining subset of the different transport vectors based upon a ranking of a user specified attribute. The system then generates a physical digital encoding that conforms with a particular template associated with the specific transport vector.

NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM AND PORTABLE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-08-16

Pub Number: US20180234572

A non-transitory computer-readable medium having a computer program stored thereon and readable by a computer of a portable device, the computer program, when executed by the computer, causes the portable device to perform: receiving a user operation of designating one of a plurality of image processing apparatuses as a designated apparatus; obtaining designated apparatus information that includes a set of an operation ID and a program ID; displaying, on a display, a first screen that includes a first activation object corresponding to the target program; and in response to receiving a user operation of designating the first activation object, activating the target program.