Total 7112 patents for "2018-08-30"

Method for Producing Intensified Whole-Cereal Flour by Means of Pulsed Electric Fields in Collaboration with Ultrafine Pulverization

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180242597

A method is provided for producing intensified whole-cereal flour by means of pulsed electric fields in collaboration with ultrafine pulverization, which includes: (1) preparing bran, middling and flour by cleaning, modulating and milling cereal grains; (2) performing superfine pulverization on the bran and the middling and performing sieving; (3) preparing a suspension by using water and the sieved bran and middling, and stirring constantly; (4) adding polysaccharide colloids into the suspension, and adjusting the pH to 4.0; (5) performing high-voltage pulse treatment on the suspension to ensure stable flow of the suspension; (6) centrifuging the suspension to separate the supernatant, and drying the obtained precipitate and performing sieving to obtain the treated bran and middling; and (7) mixing the treated bran and middling with flour uniformly to obtain whole-cereal flour.

CONTINUOUS MIXING APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND CONTINUOUS MIXING METHOD FOR POWDER/GRANULAR MATERIAL AND VISCOUS LIQUID

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180243701

A continuous mixing apparatus for a powder/granular material and a viscous liquid, with a mixing cylinder, a shaft member which is on a central axis of the mixing cylinder and rotates inside the mixing cylinder, and a plurality of mixing paddles disposed on a surface of the shaft member, wherein the mixing cylinder is with a powder/granular material feed port on one end portion, a mixed material discharge port on the other end portion, and a viscous liquid injection unit between the powder/granular material feed port and the mixed material discharge port, and the plurality of mixing paddles are disposed on the shaft member so as to form a spiral around the central axis, the plurality of mixing paddles being, in at least a portion between the viscous liquid injection unit and the mixed material discharge port, attached to provide first rows having an attachment angle of 5 to 60.

HANDLE FOR A VEHICLE DOOR

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180245380

A handle for a vehicle door is provided that includes an activation member configured to activate a latch of a vehicle door and a grip member that cooperates with the activation member to unlatch the door. The grip member is movable between a flush position where a gripping part extends flush to an external panel of the door, an active position where the gripping part is graspable by projecting from the panel and the grip member cooperates with the activation member, and an opening position where the grip member drives the activation member to activate the latch and unlatch the door. In one form, a driving mechanism and actuator lever drives the grip member between the flush and active position. When the grip member is pulled in an opening direction, the grip member drives the activation member which in turn activates the latch to unlatch the door.

PERSONALIZING CONTENT ASSOCIATED WITH A THIRD PARTY SYSTEM FOR PRESENTATION TO AN ONLINE SYSTEM USER BASED ON INTERACTIONS PERFORMED BY THE USER WITH CONTENT FROM THE THIRD PARTY SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180246976

An online system stores information identifying interactions by online system users with content provided by a third party system. The third party system includes a tracking mechanism in content that specifies one or more interactions with the content. When a user performs a specified interaction with the content via a client device, the tracking mechanism communicates information describing the performed interaction from the client device to the online system. The online system retrieves information identifying the user from the client device and stores the information describing the performed interaction in association with the information identifying the user. The third party system requests the online system generate content for presentation to the user, and the online system identifies content provided by the third party system with which additional users having at least a threshold measure of similarity to the user interacted to present to the user.

WIDE-ANGLE STEREOSCOPIC VISION WITH CAMERAS HAVING DIFFERENT PARAMETERS

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180249148

A stereoscopic vision system uses at least two cameras having different parameters to image a scene and create stereoscopic views. The different parameters of the two cameras can be intrinsic or extrinsic, including, for example, the distortion profile of the lens in the cameras, the field of view of the lens, the orientation of the cameras, the positions of the cameras, the color spectrum of the cameras, the frame rate of the cameras, the exposure time of the cameras, the gain of the cameras, the aperture size of the lenses, or the like. An image processing apparatus is then used to process the images from the at least two different cameras to provide optimal stereoscopic vision to a display.

Service and Resource Orchestration System and Method, and Apparatus

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180247244

A service and resource orchestration system includes an orchestration apparatus, configured to: obtain order information of a customized service; obtain meta information of the customized service from a catalog apparatus, where the meta information is used to describe resource requirement information and a resource selection policy of the customized service; obtain, from a planning resource providing apparatus or a current instance apparatus according to the order information, the resource requirement information, and the resource selection policy, a resource required by the customized service; and generate instance data of the customized service. The system also may include a check apparatus configured to process currently running instance data obtained from the current instance apparatus and the instance data of the customized service to obtain final instance data for a network.

HERBICIDAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING 4-AMINO-3-CHLORO-6-(4-CHLORO-2-FLUORO-3-METHOXYPHENYL)PYRIDINE- 2-CARBOXYLIC ACID, A TRIAZOLOPYRIMIDINE SULFONAMIDE HERBICIDE AND A CELL MEMBRANE DISRUPTOR HERBICIDE

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180242581

Herbicidal compositions and methods using a combination of (a) a compound of formula (I) or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof, (b) a triazolopyrimidine sulfonamide herbicide or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof, and (c) a cell membrane disruptor herbicide or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof provide control of undesirable vegetation in soybean, cotton, sunflower, winter/spring oilseed rape, winter/spring canola, vegetables, ornamentals, rice, wheat, teff, triticale, barley, oats, rye, sorghum, winter/spring oilseed rape, winter/spring canola, corn/maize, sunflower, row crops, pastures, grasslands, rangelands, fallowland, fallow beds, sugarcane, turf, tree and vine orchards, aquatics, forestry, industrial vegetation management (IVM) and rights-of-way; for the burndown and control of weeds in fallow fields and fallow beds between the planting of crops, such as soybean, corn, cotton sunflower, cereals, rice, winter/spring oilseed rape, winter/spring canola, corn/maize and sorghum; and for the control of weeds just prior to or after planting soybeans

PLANARIZED CAPACITIVE SENSOR ARRAY

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180245950

A capacitive sensor element includes a substrate with a metal pillar disposed upon on the substrate. The metal pillar includes a first end that faces towards the substrate and a second end that faces away from the substrate. An encapsulant is disposed upon the substrate, covering at least one side portion of the metal pillar and extending beyond the second end of the metal pillar. A metal plug is disposed in a cavity defined within the encapsulant. The cavity is defined proximate to the second end of the metal pillar, and the metal plug is in contact with the second end of the metal pillar. The capacitive sensor element also includes a dielectric layer disposed upon the encapsulant, such that the dielectric layer covers the cavity.

ANTIBODIES TO POLYPHOSPHATE DECREASE CLOT FORMATION, DECREASE INFLAMMATION, AND IMPROVE SURVIVAL

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180243412

Hypercoagulable and hyperinflammatory responses can lead to a variety of diseases including but not limited to disseminated intravascular coagulation in sepsis, consumptive coagulopathy in trauma, thrombosis in the postsurgical setting, acute respiratory distress syndrome in lung, and other diseases or conditions. Polyphosphate is accumulated by many infectious microorganisms and may be released by damaged infectious microorganisms. In addition, polyphosphate is found in many organs and is released from activated platelets and mast cells. Polyphosphates activate the intrinsic pathway of coagulation that also induces inflammation. Hypercoagulable and hyperinflammatory challenge are mediators contributing to endothelial dysfunction, organ failure and death, which occur in many pathological conditions. As such, polyphosphates can be targeted pharmacologically by inhibitors, such as anti-polyphosphate antibodies, as well as used as biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment response indicators that may be used to provide guidance for alterations in treatment plans.

ACTUATOR DEVICE BASED ON AN ELECTROACTIVE OR PHOTOACTIVE POLYMER

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180248497

An actuator device comprises an electroactive or photoactive polymer arrangement having an effective length over which expansion or contraction is induced by actuation. The effective length is greater than the maximum linear physical dimension of the space occupied by the polymer arrangement. In this way, a compact design is provided which can support a large actuation displacement.

SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING MEDICAL MONITORING DATA

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180242921

A first medical device can receive a physiological parameter value from a second medical device. The second physiological parameter value may be formatted according to a protocol not used by the first medical device such that the first medical device is not able to process the second physiological parameter value to produce a displayable output value. The first medical device can pass the physiological parameter data from the first medical device to a separate translation module and receive translated parameter data from the translation module at the first medical device. The translated parameter data can be processed for display by the first medical device. The first medical device can output a value from the translated parameter data for display on the first medical device or an auxiliary device.

DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURABLE TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180247531

Dynamically configurable traffic controllers and methods of using the same are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a first sensor to face a first direction to detect oncoming traffic in a first area, a second sensor to face a second direction to detect oncoming traffic in a second area, and a first display to face the first area. The first display is to display a first signal in response to (1) the first sensor not detecting the oncoming traffic in the first area and (2) the second sensor detecting the oncoming traffic in the second area. The first display is to display a second signal in response to (1) the first sensor detecting the oncoming traffic in the first area and (2) the second sensor detecting the oncoming traffic in the second area. The first signal is different than the second signal.

ELECTRICAL STIMULATION LEADS AND SYSTEMS WITH ELONGATE ANCHORING ELEMENTS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180243551

An electrical stimulation lead includes a body having distal and proximal end portions, a longitudinal length, at least one anchoring lumen, and at least one open slot spaced apart from each end of the lead body. Each anchoring lumen is open at a slot and extends both distally and proximally from the slot. The lead also includes electrodes; terminals; conductors electrically coupling the terminals to the electrodes; and at least one anchoring element at least partially disposed in an anchoring lumen. Each anchoring element includes at least one bent portion biased to extend an extension portion of the anchoring element out of a slot when the anchoring element is in a deployed position and can retract the extension portion into an anchoring lumen when the anchoring element is in a constrained position. The lead further includes an attachment member attached to each anchoring element and disposed proximal to each slot.

VEHICLE MASS ESTIMATION

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180245966

A system for determining the mass of a vehicle includes a mass estimation module for estimating an approximate initial mass value for the vehicle and a force estimation module configured to determine a force value indicative of the force output from the vehicle powertrain. A mass determination module includes a recursive least squares module configured to perform in real-time a recursive least squares calculation based on the approximate initial mass value, the force value, and an acceleration value for the vehicle so as to provide a determination of vehicle mass. The mass determination module is further configured to receive a signal indicative of a user behavior event which indicates a change in the mass of the vehicle, and the mass determination module is configured to determine, in response to the user behavior event, a new approximate initial mass value for a subsequent recursive least squares calculation.

Biomarkers of Breast and Lung Cancer

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180246112

Provided herein are methods of detecting lipids in humans suspected of having cancer, in particular detecting lipids in samples from a human suspected of having breast or lung cancer.

EXCAVATING EARTH FROM A DIG SITE USING AN EXCAVATION VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180245308

This description provides an autonomous or semi-autonomous excavation vehicle that is capable of navigating through a dig site and carrying out an excavation routine using a system of sensors physically mounted to the excavation vehicle. The sensors collects any one or more of spatial, imaging, measurement, and location data representing the status of the excavation vehicle and its surrounding environment. Based on the collected data, the excavation vehicle executes instructions to carry out an excavation routine. The excavation vehicle is also able to carry out numerous other tasks, such as checking the volume of excavated earth in an excavation tool, and helping prepare a digital terrain model of the site as part of a process for creating the excavation routine.

CLIP

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180245611

A clip includes a first body and a second body, the first body including a first part, a second part, and a first hinge through which the first and second parts are joined, the second body including a movable portion and a second hinge, the movable portion being joined at one end thereof to the first part through the second hinge so as to be swingable in a plane defined by the first and second parts, a part of the first body and a part of the second body defining a lock for locking the movable portion to the second part, the movable portion having such a shape that there is formed a space between the first body and the movable portion when the movable portion and the second part are locked to each other through the lock, the first and second bodies being integrally formed of an elastic material.

TRANSMITTING DOWNLINK SIGNALS

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180248658

It is provided a method for transmitting downlink signals. The method is performed in a network node of a cellular network and comprises the steps of: transmitting a first downlink signal to a wireless device, the first downlink signal comprising a first set of payload data; determining a failed reception of the first downlink signal; determining that a new set of payload data is available in a downlink buffer; combining at least part of the first set of payload data with at least part of the new set of payload data in a combined set of payload data; and transmitting a second downlink signal to the wireless device, the second downlink signal comprising the combined set of payload data.

OLIGOMER-PHENOTHIAZINE CONJUGATES

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180243429

The invention relates to (among other things) oligomer-phenothiazine conjugates and related compounds. A conjugate of the invention, when administered by any of a number of administration routes, exhibits advantages over un-conjugated phenothiazine compounds.

CYTOTOXIC PEPTIDES AND CONJUGATES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180244717

Disclosed herein are novel cytotoxic peptides of formula (I) as described herein:

SKIN CARE FORMULATIONS

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180243206

Formulations to treat skin discoloration via a multi-modal approach are provided in some embodiments in which select ingredients work together to effectively brighten skin and treat hyperpigmentation. In other embodiments, soothing redness correction formulations are provided. In yet other embodiments, certain formulations are renewal formulations adapted to treat the eye area to, for example, reduce laxity, puffiness, wrinkles and/or dark circles around the eye.

REGULATABLE EXPRESSION USING ADENO-ASSOCIATED VIRUS (AAV)

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180245073

The present invention relates to CRISPR-AAV vectors and viral particles which exhibit self-regulatory or regulatable features.

MULTI-STAGE SORTING PROCESS WITH BATCH SEQUENCING

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180243799

In a multi-stage sorting method, before a first sorting pass, containers can be placed with unsorted items in storage points of an empty store. Storage areas are determined for each pass. The areas are arranged orthogonal to one another. The containers are arbitrarily distributed within an area. In each sorting pass, one container from each area is retrieved as part of a batch group. The retrieval sequence is arbitrary in the first pass, and uses a sorting algorithm in subsequent passes. The degree of sorting of the mail items in the containers is increased in a sorting operation, storing positions are empty points generated by the retrieval or storage points with empty containers corresponding to a retrieval position, and the storing sequence is on a process-contingent random basis corresponding to an emptying of sorting end points. These process steps are repeated for as many batches as necessary to process a total volume of items.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ROLE-BASED COMPUTER SECURITY CONFIGURATIONS

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180248889

An apparatus includes a processor operatively coupled to a memory. The processor detects a software application installed on a client computing device, and/or usage data. Detected usage data is associated with a current user of the client computing device and with the software application. The processor identifies a user role for the current user based on the software application and/or usage data. The processor applies a security configuration to the client computing device based on the user role. The security configuration limits access by the current user to a portion of the software application. The processor sends an identifier of the user role to an administrative server for storage in an Active Directory (AD) database.

Light Fixture Positioning System That Transmits Beacon Signals Having Different Spatial Resolutions

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180249297

Systems, methods, and computer program products for determining the location of, and for communicating with a mobile device. An intelligent fixture transmits a first signal having a first spatial resolution and a second signal having a second spatial resolution. The spatial resolutions may be determined by a radiation pattern of the antenna broadcasting the signal. The mobile device receives at least one of the first and second signals, and determines an approximate location based thereon. An approximate location based on the first signal may be more accurate than an approximate location based on the second signal due to the different spatial resolutions of the signals. Location specific information may be transmitted to the mobile device based on the approximate location. The intelligent fixture may use an antenna having one spatial resolution for transmitting and receiving communication signals, and another antenna having a different spatial resolution for broadcasting beacon signals.

TRANSFER SHEET

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180244095

SOLVING MEANS The main challenge thereof is to provide a transfer sheet that allows printing with a high printing density, which never causes a blur and a crushing of an image.

BRAKE SYSTEM AND MEDICAL APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180242930

A brake apparatus provided on a body of a medical apparatus, the brake apparatus including: a rail unit; a lever unit configured to rotate with respect to a rotational shaft; an elastic member provided on the lever unit at a first end of the lever unit and configured to provide an elastic force to rotate the lever unit; a wedge provided on a second end opposite to the first end of the lever unit, configured to be inserted into the rail unit according to rotation of the lever unit and configured to apply braking pressure on the rail unit.

PROCESSING PAYMENT TRANSACTIONS WITHOUT A SECURE ELEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180247290

A user conducts a wireless payment transaction with a merchant system by transmitting payment information from a user device to a terminal reader without accessing a secure element resident on the user device. A user taps a user device in a merchant system's terminal reader's radio frequency field. The terminal reader and the user device establish a communication channel and the terminal reader transmits a signal comprising a request for a payment processing response. The signal is received by the user device and converted by a controller to a request understandable by an application host processor. The controller transmits the request to the application host processor, where the request is processed, and a response is transmitted to the controller and then to the terminal reader. The response generated by the application host processor is identifiable by the merchant system as a payment response.

LIQUID DELIVERY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180245581

A liquid feeding apparatus has a primary side pump and a secondary side pump, and an outlet part of the primary side pump and an inlet part of the secondary side pump are connected to each other via a check valve. A temporary side pump pressure sensor for detecting the pressure inside the pump chamber of the primary side pump and a secondary side pressure sensor for detecting the pressure inside the pump chamber of the secondary side pump are provided. The signal of the primary side pressure sensor and the signal of the secondary side pressure sensor are acquired after the suction operation of the primary side pump is terminated and before the discharge operation of the secondary side pump is terminated.

ENABLING A PROCESSING STEP FOR AN OBJECT TO BE PROCESSED

Pub Date: 2018-08-30

Pub Number: US20180246501

Provided is a method and an arrangement for enabling a processing step for an object that is to be processed, wherein an availability result, which indicates an availability of the processing step, is determined for the processing step on the basis of rules.