Total 7475 patents for "2018-09-13"


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180257739

A speed control system for electric bicycles includes a bicycle having pedals, a motor and a battery which provides electric power to the motor. The bicycle includes a speed detector to detect speed of the bicycle to create a current speed value. A controller is electrically connected to the motor, the battery and the speed detector. The controller has a preset constant-speed setting value. The controller receives the current speed value from the speed detector, and compares the current speed value with the preset constant-speed setting value to adjust output or the motor and the battery. The controller changes the output of the motor and the battery according to the current speed so that the motor assists the rider to operate the bicycle instantly.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180262175

One embodiment provides a device comprising a speaker driver, a microphone configured to obtain a measurement of a near-field sound pressure of the speaker driver, and a controller. The controller is configured to determine a velocity of a diaphragm of the speaker driver, and automatically calibrate sound power levels of audio reproduced by the speaker driver based on the velocity and the measurement of the near-field sound pressure to automatically adjust the sound power levels to an acoustic environment of the device.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180261836

A method for manufacturing an electrode material includes preparing silicon oxide, reducing at least a portion of the silicon oxide to form a first composite including an aggregate in which silicon oxide particles and silicon particles are aggregated, selectively removing the silicon oxide particles of the first composite to form a second composite including an aggregate in which the silicon particles are aggregated, and forming a third composite by dry-mixing and cold-welding the second composite and a carbon material.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180256093

The invention relates to a diagnostic apparatus comprising a mounting (20) and a measurement circuit (15) attached to the mounting, the mounting comprising a gutter (12) having a shape which substantially complements that of a dental arch, the measurement circuit comprising at least one force sensor (24) arranged at the bottom of said gutter, a clock (28), a memory (30), a control module (32) capable of recording in said memory the force measurements taken by said at least one force sensor and the corresponding times read by said clock, and a battery (36) for supplying the measurement circuit with electrical energy, the mounting comprising at least two layers encapsulating said measurement circuit, the apparatus being characterised in that the measurement circuit comprises a sheet substrate (26), said substrate comprising first and second portions connected by at least one bridge (42) having a width (l) of less than 2 mm.

Auxiliary Spare Tire Brake Light

Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180257541

An auxiliary spare tire brake light is provided for a vehicle having a spare tire with a rim that has spokes and openings and that is secured on lugs at the back of the vehicle. The auxiliary spare tire brake light includes a support disc having a central portion and a peripheral portion. An array of openings is formed in the central portion of the support disc and the openings are positioned to fit over the lugs at the back of the vehicle for positioning the support on the lugs behind the rim of the spare tire. An annular race extends around the peripheral portion of the support and a plurality of lights in the form of LEDs is disposed in the race. The LEDs are arrayed in a closely spaced substantially continuous array around the support to form a ring of LEDs. A wire and electrical connector electrically connect the plurality of LEDs to the brake circuitry of the vehicle so that the LEDs are illuminated when the vehicle's brake pedal is depressed. A first portion of the ring of LEDs align with and project light directly through the openings in the rim of the spare tire to be seen from behind as an indication that the vehicle is braking. A second portion of the ring of LEDs aligns behind the spokes and reflects off of the backs of the spokes to silhouette the rim against the glow of the reflected light.

Thiol-Acrylate Based Foam Precursor Composition

Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180258201

A polymeric foam precursor composition including the following components:

Printable Composition for an Ionic Gel Separation Layer For Energy Storage Devices

Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180261404

Representative embodiments provide a composition for printing a liquid or gel separator utilized to separate and space apart first and second conductors or electrodes of an energy storage device, such as a battery or a supercapacitor. A representative composition comprises a plurality of particles, typically having a size (in any dimension) between about 0.5 to about 50 microns; a first, ionic liquid electrolyte; and a polymer or polymeric precursor. In another representative embodiment, the plurality of particles comprise diatoms, diatomaceous frustules, and/or diatomaceous fragments or remains. Another representative embodiment further comprises a second electrolyte different from the first electrolyte; the plurality of particles are comprised of silicate glass; the first and second electrolytes comprise zinc tetrafluoroborate salt in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidalzolium tetrafluoroborate ionic liquid; and the polymer comprises polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) or polyvinylidene fluoride (PVFD). Additional components, such as additional electrolytes and solvents, may also be included.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180257889

A film dispenser includes a holding member, the holding including a first end including a handle, the handle including a plurality of lobes; and a second end defining a brake portion defined by a slot, the holding member defining a longitudinal axis that extends from the first end to the second end, the slot including a first portion extending in a circumferential direction across a full width of the brake portion and two opposing portions extending at an angle from the first portion.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180262504

Systems, computer products, and methods are described herein for an improved secure certificate system for identifying potential authorized and unauthorized interactions between a web browser and a website. The certificate system utilizes stored certification requirements (e.g., pinned certification requirements, third-party certification requirement system, or the like), and compares the stored certification requirements with received certification requirements. The system may notify the user or prevent the interaction between the web browser and website when the stored certification requirements do not meet the received certification requirements (e.g., a threshold requirement of certificates to validate, validated certificates, or the like). The certificate system allows the interaction between the web browser and website when the stored certification requirements meet the received certification requirements and the website is verified based on the certification requirements. It should be also understood that the certificate system may also be utilized for interactions between dedicated applications.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180257942

There is produced a Li-containing silicon oxide powder containing a crystallized lithium silicate that is mostly water-insoluble Li 2 Si 2 O 5 and containing little crystalline Si. This object is attained through the mixing of a lower silicon oxide powder represented by a compositional formula SiO x (0.5x1.5) with a powdered lithium source that involves grinding of the powdered lithium source; controlling a median diameter D1 of the lower silicon oxide powder and a median diameter D2 of the powdered lithium source so as to fulfill 0.05D2/D12; and calcining the mixed powder at 300 C. or higher and 800 C. or lower.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180257583

Some embodiments are directed to a fastener assembly for attaching a cargo liner to a male fastener of a vehicle. The fastener assembly can include a cap defining a substantially cylindrical center portion configured to receive the male fastener therein, and a plurality of tabs each spaced from the cylindrical center portion. The fastener assembly can also include a ring-shaped retainer defining an opening with a plurality of protrusions that each define a ledge configured to receive a corresponding one of the tabs.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180258735

A method for creating access to annular spacing during PA operations is described. Specifically, helical coils are cut into one or more casings before the plugging material is set. The plugging material is able to exit the helical coils, forming multiple, small rock-to-rock seals.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180257155

A minor cutting edge has a first minor cutting edge and a second minor cutting edge that extends inward of the insert in a direction of an insert short side face axial line, as the second minor cutting edge extends from the first minor cutting edge in a direction of an insert major face axial line. A flank face of the second minor cutting edge is inclined outward of the insert in the direction of the insert short side face axial line, as the flank face extends from the second minor cutting edge in the direction of an insert long side face axial line, and is inclined outward of the insert in the direction of the insert short side face axial line, as the flank face extends from a major face adjacent to the flank face in the direction of the insert major face axial line.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180261662

There are provided a display unit and an electronic apparatus that are capable of preventing color mixture in adjacent color pixels, and improving color reproducibility and chromaticity viewing angle. The display unit includes: a drive substrate having a plurality of pixels with a partition therebetween; and a first light shielding film provided on the partition.

Subsea Control Pod Deployment and Retrieval Systems and Methods

Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180258741

A device for retrieving a control pod from a subsea BOP stack or deploying a control pod to a subsea BOP stack includes a base having a longitudinal axis, a first end, and a second end axially opposite the first end. The base includes a plurality of axially adjacent bays positioned side-by-side between the first end and the second end. Each bay is sized to hold one control pod. In addition, the device includes a trolley moveably coupled to the base. The trolley includes a first stall and a second stall axially adjacent the first stall. Each stall is configured to hold one control pod. Further, the device includes a housing fixably coupled to the base. Still further, the device includes a control pod actuation assembly coupled to the housing. The control pod actuation assembly is configured to move the trolley axially relative to the base and the housing to align each stall of the trolley with at least one bay of the base. The control pod actuation assembly includes a linear actuator configured to extend and retract through one bay of the base.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180258513

Provided is a plurality of flaky magnetic metal particles of the embodiments, each flaky magnetic metal particle having a flat surface provided with either or both of a plurality of concavities and a plurality of convexities arranged in a first direction, each concavity or convexity having a width of 0.1 m or more, a length of 1 m or more, and an aspect ratio of 2 or higher; and at least one first element selected from the group consisting of iron (Fe), cobalt (Co), and nickel (Ni), the flaky magnetic metal particles having an average thickness of between 10 nm and 100 m inclusive and an average aspect ratio of between 5 and 10,000 inclusive.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180256018

A medical endoscope system adapted to be inserted into a living body to image an interior of the living body includes: an imaging device that includes a distal end part inserted into the living body to illuminate the living body, and condenses light from the living body to generate two imaging signals having parallaxes; first and second light source units configured to generate first illumination light and second illumination light for illuminating the living body respectively, and supply the first illumination light and the second illumination light to the imaging device; and a display image generation unit configured to generate a display image signal based on the two imaging signals from the imaging device.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180262502

The invention relates to a method (300) for operating an industrial network (100). The industrial network (100) has at least one network device (101), which can be actuated by a central control device (103), and a local interface (102) for locally accessing (A) the network device (101). The method has the following steps: transmitting (301) an access request (Q) for locally accessing (A) the network device (101) via the local interface (A) to the central control device (103); authenticating (302) the access request (Q) by means of the central control device (103); and setting up (304) the local interface (102) by means of the central control device in order to locally access (A) the network device (101) on the basis of the access request (Q). The invention further relates to a corresponding industrial network. By using the proposed method and the proposed industrial network, access to the network device can be configured more efficiently and without loss. Furthermore, the security of the industrial network is increased.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180262539

A system for tele-communication between mobile devices is described. The disclosed system can capture real-time data regarding a mobile device user's receptivity to interacting, need to interact, and likely availability for interacting. The system can match this data with that of a second party; and can facilitate the connection of the mobile device user to the second party for a mutually beneficial interaction. The second party could be a friend or peer, or an organization/enterprise. Overall, the integrated system can save time, money, and effort of both parties by reducing or eliminating unnecessary attempts to connect where there is an insufficient likelihood of interaction success.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180260733

Raw data is received from an industrial machine. The industrial machine includes one or more sensors that obtain the data, and the sensors transmit the raw data to a central processing center. The raw data is received at the central processing center and an unsupervised kernel-based algorithm is recursively applied to the raw data. The application of the unsupervised kernel-based algorithm is effective to learn characteristics of the raw data and to determine from the raw data a class of acceptable data. The class of acceptable data is data having a degree of confidence above a predetermined level that the data was obtained during a healthy operation of the machine. The acceptable data is successively determined and refined upon each application of the unsupervised kernel-based algorithm. The unsupervised kernel-based algorithm is executed until a condition is met.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180262551

In one embodiment, a method for optimizing delivery of a digital program having a plurality of selectable program components includes delivering to a first node a composite set of program components, assembling from the composite set first and second subsets of program components, the first and second subsets differing by at least one program component, delivering the first subset of program components to a first user, and delivering the second subset of program components to a second user. The program components relate to multiple program categories and each of the multiple program categories is associated with a program presentation aspect and comprises a plurality of selections.

Information Extraction and Annotation Systems and Methods for Documents

Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180260370

Information extraction and annotation systems and methods for use in annotating and determining annotation instances are provided herein. Exemplary methods include receiving annotated documents, the annotated documents comprising annotated fields, analyzing the annotated documents to determine contextual information for each of the annotated fields, determining discriminative sequences using the contextual information, generating a proposed rule or a feature set using the discriminative sequences and annotated fields, and providing the proposed rule or the feature set to a document annotator.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180257860

The invention concerns a remotely operated vehicle assembly for picking up storage bins from a storage system and a method for change of vehicle direction. The vehicle assembly comprises a vehicle body displaying a cavity being suitable for receiving a storage bin stored within the storage system, a vehicle lifting device being connected at least indirectly to the vehicle body and suitable for lifting the storage bin into the cavity, a displacement arrangement comprising inter alia a displacement motor situated above the cavity which is configured to at least provide the power that is necessary in order to displace one or both of the first set of vehicle rolling means and the second set of vehicle rolling means between a displaced state where the relevant vehicle rolling means is displaced away from the underlying storage system during use, and a non-displaced state where the relevant vehicle rolling means is in contact with the underlying storage system during use, and driving means coupled to the displacement arrangement. The driving means further comprises a first set of vehicle rolling means connected to the vehicle body allowing movement of the vehicle along a first direction (X) within the storage system during use and a second set of vehicle rolling means connected to the vehicle body allowing movement of the vehicle along a second direction (Y) in the storage system during use, wherein the second direction (Y) is perpendicular to the first direction (X).


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180256243

An ultrapolar electrosurgery blade and an ultrapolar electrosurgery blade assembly. The ultrapolar electrosurgery blade includes top and bottom thin elongated conductive members in vertical alignment and spaced apart from one another along their lengths where each of the top and bottom thin elongated conductive members includes opposing planar sides, a sharp cutting end, and an opposite non-cutting end, and a non-conductive coating covering both opposing sides of the top and bottom thin elongated conductive members and the space located between them where the cutting ends of the elongated conductive members and their opposite non-cutting ends remain exposed. The ultrapolar electrosurgery blade assembly of the present invention having argon beam capability further includes a non-conductive tube member having a hollow tubular shaped opening contained therein and a slot positioned over the top of the ultrapolar electrosurgery blade and a conductive hollow tubular member contained within at least a portion of the non-conductive tube member.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180262661

A camera head for an endoscope includes a casing that forms exterior, and an imaging unit that is housed in the casing and images a subject image. The casing includes a metal exterior unit that forms at least a part of the exterior and is formed by hydroforming.

Brake Shim With Buckle Prevention

Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180259017

A brake shim including a flat body with a lug hole, an expansion feature adjacent to and partially circumscribing the lug hole, the expansion feature being an elongated hole having a curved inner edge adjacent to the lug hole and a curved outer edge opposite the curved inner edge, and a bridge portion of the body between the lug hole and the curved inner edge that is flexible in a direction of curved outer edge.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180261886

Thermotropic ionic liquid crystal molecules, comprising a so-called rigid part, a so-called flexible part bonded covalently, directly or via a spacer, to said rigid part, and one or more ionic groups bonded covalently to said rigid part. Said molecules can be used as electrolytes in an electrochemical device, in particular a lithium-ion battery.

Vibrating Structure Angular Rate Sensor

Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180259334

In a vibrating structure angular rate sensor, a signal generator generates a phase change suppressing signal in which a phase change according to an amplitude of a rectangular wave signal generated by at least one of a first modulator and a second modulator is suppressed.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180258899

Provided are a work machine and engine stopping control device that make it possible to efficiently perform a setting operation related to crane work. When performing prescribed work, the work mode of a work device can be set, and it is determined whether or not the work device is in a setting state in which this work mode is being set. Due to this, when the work device is determined to be in the setting state, stopping of the engine is restricted even if an idling stop permission condition is met.


Pub Date: 2018-09-13

Pub Number: US20180260946

An image processing apparatus and method thereof are provided. The image processing apparatus stores at least a reference image and performs the following operations: (a) receiving an image, (b) determining a plurality of representative keypoints for the image, such as determining the representative keypoints by a density restriction based method, (c) finding out that a matched area in the image corresponds to a first reference image according to the representative keypoints, (d) determining that a matched number between the representative keypoints and a plurality of reference keypoints of the first reference image is less than a threshold, and (e) storing the matched area in the image processing apparatus as a second reference image.