Total 8532 patents for "2018-09-27"

DUAL TUMBLE DRYER UNIT AND SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180274858

A dual tumble dryer unit that includes a housing that defines an interior, a divider that extends between first and second side walls and divides the interior into first and second sections, and first and second dryer assemblies that are positioned in the first and second sections. The first and second dryer assemblies each include a basket positioned to rotate about a horizontal axis, and a blower disposed positioned to blow air on the basket. A first drying path is defined between a first entry opening defined in the first side wall, the first basket and a first exit opening defined in the second side wall, and a second drying path is defined between a second entry opening defined in the first side wall, the second basket and a second exit opening defined in the second side wall.

REVERSE-FEEDING ANTENNA

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180277945

A reverse-feeding antenna includes an antenna body, a coaxial cable and a grounding conductor. The antenna body is an electrically conductive element, and the coaxial cable is formed of an electrically conductive material, and includes an external conductor and an internal conductor. The internal conductor of the coaxial cable extends and electrically connects the antenna body and the grounding conductor at a first connection point as an antenna feeding point. The external conductor of the coaxial cable electrically connects the antenna body at a second connection point. The grounding conductor is configured and electrically connected to both of the antenna body and the surrounding conductor to form a ground part for the antenna body. Therefore, the present invention greatly reduces voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) and further improves efficiency of antenna radiation.

HISTONE DEMETHYLASE INHIBITORS

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180271843

The present invention relates generally to compositions and methods for treating cancer and neoplastic disease. Provided herein are substituted pyrrolopyridine derivative compounds and pharmaceutical compositions comprising said compounds. The subject compounds and compositions are useful for inhibition of histone demethylase. Furthermore, the subject compounds and compositions are useful for the treatment of cancer, such as prostate cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, lung cancer and/or melanoma and the like.

DYNAMIC REPRICING OF AN ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180276724

A method and associated e-commerce system for dynamically repricing an online subscription automatically identify a competing offer that offers a product that is equivalent to a subscribed product. If the competing offer offers a quantity of the equivalent product that is different from a quantity specified by the subscription, or if the competing offer is effective during a period of time that differs from a replenishment period of the subscription, the system automatically reconciles the differences and compares the resulting unit cost of the subscription product to the unit cost of the competing offer product. The system then determines whether it would be more beneficial to the subscriber to reprice a certain number of units of the subscription or to reprice the subscription for a certain period of time, and raises or lowers the price of the subscription accordingly as a function of this determination.

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF LUNG FUNCTION

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180275141

Disclosed herein are methods for detecting protein expression in an individual diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. The methods, in certain aspects, include the steps of obtaining a sample from said individual and detecting expression in said sample of each protein of a protein set. The method may further include the step of determining expression level of one or more proteins of the protein set. The disclosed methods may be used to predict one or more clinical parameters in an individual having cystic fibrosis.

Pump and Blocking Device

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180274538

A blocking device for a pump having a rotor that is rotatable about a rotation axis in a pump duct and comprises a rotor hub and a rotor collar that extends from the rotor hub in the radial direction and encircles it in an undulating manner, wherein the blocking device comprises a plurality of blocking elements which are configured to block the pump duct in the axial direction on both sides of the rotor collar, wherein each of the plurality of blocking elements has a slot with a U-shaped sealing profile for abutting against the rotor collar, a sealing face for abutting against the rotor hub, and two contacting faces for abutting against a seat of the pump duct and/or against a contacting face of another blocking element of the plurality of blocking elements, and to a pump having a corresponding blocking device.

Method for Performing Shifts in a Motorcycle Gearbox

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180273043

A method for changing between a multiplicity of discrete transmission ratio stages in a motorcycle gearbox is provided. In response to a shift demand, during the torque-transmitting connection of a drive shaft of the drive machine to a gearbox input shaft, a gear-selection drum of the transmission is rotatable from a first shifting position to an intermediate position which is situated between the first and a second shifting position, before shifting to the second shift position. In the intermediate position, no drive torque can be transmitted from the gearbox input shaft to a gearbox output shaft. During the gear selection drum movement from the first shifting position and the intermediate position, the drum may be rotated to a rest position in which drive torque can be transmitted from the gearbox input shaft to a gearbox output shaft.

Blades

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180272447

A cutting or grinding tool includes a blade. The blade includes a disc-shaped base metal, cutting or grinding tips (edges) provided on a peak (outer circumferential edge) of the base metal, and a protruding coating on a side face of the base metal along the entire outer circumference of the base metal.

Memory Card Access Module and Memory Card Access Method

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180276177

This invention discloses a memory card access module and a memory card access method. The memory card access method is applied to an electronic device. A processing unit of the electronic device accesses a memory card through a memory card slot. The method includes steps of: detecting whether the memory card supports a Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) interface; when the memory card does not support the PCIe interface, controlling the processing unit to access the memory card through a first data transmission path and performing data format conversion between a transmission interface and the PCIe interface using a memory card access unit disposed on the first data transmission path; and when the memory card supports the PCIe interface, controlling the processing unit to access the memory card through a second data transmission path that allows the processing unit and the memory card to transmit data through the PCIe interface.

BUFFER STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180274617

A buffer structure is provided, including a main body. The main body has a first face, a second face, and a predetermined thickness between the first face and the second face, the first face has a plurality of first holes, the second face has a plurality of second holes, and the plurality of first holes and the plurality of second holes are located within the predetermined thickness. Side walls of the plurality of first holes are integrally and continuously connected to side walls of the plurality of second holes.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180275854

Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a processing unit configured to perform switching processing on a basis of a determination result as to whether or not a determination region determined on a basis of a display region which becomes a target of operation of one operation system includes a pointed position pointed in response to the operation, the switching processing being processing of switching between a display control mode for changing a position or a shape of the display region on a basis of the operation and an execution mode for executing processing corresponding to a display object within the display region on a basis of the operation, in which the display region indicates a unit when the position or the shape of the display region is changed in the display control mode.

MODULATION OF TRANSTHYRETIN EXPRESSION

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180273949

Compounds, compositions and methods are provided for modulating the expression of transthyretin. The compositions comprise oligonucleotides, targeted to nucleic acid encoding transthyretin. Methods of using these compounds for modulation of transthyretin expression and for diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions associated with expression of transthyretin are provided.

SURGICAL FASTENING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180271641

A biocompatible, biodegradable surgical fastening device employs opposed engagement surfaces having receptacles and protrusions, in which the receptacles are responsive to the protrusions on the opposed engagement surface. The fastening device has a generally planar construction defining the engagement surface, such that each engagement surface has a proximate end for engaging the opposed engagement surface, and a distal end for attachment to an anatomical structure. The distal end of two devices each connect to anatomical structures to be joined, and the engagement surfaces joined to each other at the proximate end to complete the repair. The distal end of the engagement surface defines a flexible attachment portion having a lateral attachment width, the lateral width configured for securement to the anatomical structure across a nonlinear disposition of the lateral width. The flexible lateral width conforms around an irregular shape of an anatomical structure such as a tendon, ligament or bone.

MODULAR BLOCK RETAINING WALL CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM WITH CHANNELS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180274196

A modular block retaining wall construction system with a plurality of blocks. Each of the plurality of blocks include (i) a front wall defining a face surface, (ii) a pair of exterior sidewalls extending from the front wall, (iii) an exterior rear wall extending partially between the pair of exterior sidewalls, (iv) an interior rear wall extending partially between the pair of exterior sidewalls and spaced between the front surface and the exterior rear wall, (v) a pair of interior sidewalls extending between the exterior rear wall and the interior rear wall, and (vi) a divider extending from the interior rear wall, extending between the pair of interior sidewalls, and partially defining a plurality of channels. In this manner, each channel can be filled with a predetermined amount of material, e.g., gravel, to facilitating proper drainage of liquid, e.g., water, from the soil and/or other material retained by the retaining wall of the present inventive concept.

SPHERE EQUATOR PROJECTION FOR EFFICIENT COMPRESSION OF 360-DEGREE VIDEO

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180276789

Provided are systems and methods for processing 360-degree video data. In various implementations, a spherical representation of a 360-degree video frame can be segmented into a top region, a bottom region, and a middle region. Using a cylindrical equal area projection, such as the Lambert cylindrical equal area projection, the middle region can be mapped into one or more rectangular areas of an output video frame.

NITROGEN AND PHOSPHOROUS DOPED CARBON SUPPORTED NANOPARTICLE PLATINUM ELECTROCATALYST AND METHOD OF MAKING

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180272320

A platinum-carbon electrocatalyst material comprising a carbon support having a minimum BET surface area of 1000 m 2 /g, a nitrogen content of at least 2.5 weight percent, which is present in the form of pyridine, pyridone or pyrrole, a phosphorous content of at least 3 weight percent, which is present in the form of phosphate and phosphonate, and a plurality of platinum nanoparticles dispersed on the carbon support having a maximum average particle diameter of 1.5 nm.

MILLING BLANK FOR PRODUCING AN INDIRECT DENTAL RESTORATION, CORRESPONDING USES AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180271629

Described is a milling blank for producing an indirect dental restoration, composed of resin or a resin-based composite, containing water in an amount of at least 25% of the water sorption W sp . Described is further a method for producing such a milling blank or a moulded part produced therefrom for use as an indirect dental restoration, a use of the water sorption method, a kit for producing indirect dental restorations and a method for indirect dental restoration.

SUBSTRATE TESTING CARRIER AND SUBSTRATE TESTING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180275072

A substrate testing carrier and a substrate testing device are provided. The substrate testing carrier includes: a carrier body, the carrier body including a transparent carrying plate for placing a substrate to be tested, the transparent carrying plate including a first surface configured to be in contact with the substrate to be tested; at least one backlight source arranged at a side of the transparent carrying plate away from the first surface; a moving mechanism connected to the at least one backlight source and configured to move the at least one backlight source.

OPTICAL DEVICE PRODUCTION APPARATUS AND OPTICAL DEVICE PRODUCTION METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180272614

An optical device production apparatus includes: an manufacturing head that manufactures an optical device by successively building layers of optical material; and a controller that acquires a result of measurement of an optical performance of an optical system including the optical device manufactured. The controller controls the manufacturing head to terminate manufacturing the optical device on the condition that the result of measurement acquired by the controller meets a predetermined condition.

INHIBITORS OF KRAS G12C MUTANT PROTEINS

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180273515

Compounds having activity as inhibitors of G12C mutant KRAS protein are provided. The compounds have the following structure (I): (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, tautomer, stereoisomer or prodrug thereof wherein Z, Y R 3a , R 3b , R 4a , R 4b , G 1 , G 2 , G 3 , G 4 , L 1 , m 1 , m 2 , m 3 , m 4 , n and E are as defined herein. Methods associated with preparation and use of such compounds, pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds and methods to modulate the activity of G12C mutant KRAS protein for treatment of disorders, such as cancer, are also provided.

ILLUMINATION APPARATUS, DISPLAY, AND LIGHT GUIDE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180275607

An illumination apparatus includes a light source, a light guide plate, and an adjacent layer. The light guide plate includes a first surface, a second surface facing the first surface, and plural light exit portions provided on one of the first and second surfaces. The light guide plate guides therethrough a beam of light incident upon one of the first and second surfaces while reflecting the beam between the first and second surfaces. The light guide plate redirects the beam incident upon any one of the plural light exit portions so as to cause the beam to exit the light guide plate. The adjacent layer provided adjacent to at least one of the first and second surfaces has a lower refractive index than that of the light guide plate and increases a critical angle compared to that observed when air exists instead of the adjacent layer.

USE OF TOMATO EXTRACT AS ANTIHYPERTENSIVE AGENT AND PROCESS FOR MAKING WATER SOLUBLE SUGAR FREE TOMATO EXTRACT

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180271926

Provided herein is technology relating to tomato extracts and particularly, but not exclusively to preparing and using tomato extracts as an anti-hypertensive agent to modulate blood pressure.

SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD AND AUDIO ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180277120

According to one embodiment, a signal processing apparatus includes a memory and a processes electrically coupled to the memory. The processor separates a plurality of signals by a separation filter, and outputs a plurality of separate signals. The plurality of signals includes signals which are received at different positions and come from different directions. The processor estimates incoming directions of the plurality of separate signals, respectively, and associates the plurality of separate signals with transmission sources of the signals, and present association between the plurality of separate signals and the transmission sources of the signals.

HEAT DISSIPATING DILUENT IN FIXED BED REACTORS

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180272303

Incorporating into a fixed bed reactor for an exothermal reaction having a catalyst supported on a support having a thermal conductivity typically less than 30 W/mk within the reaction temperature control limits heat dissipative particles having a thermal conductivity of at least 50 W/mk less than 30 W/mk within the reaction temperature control limits helps control the temperature of the reactor bed.

NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, DATA GENERATING METHOD, AND DATA GENERATING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180276399

A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program to execute a process including acquiring a first data file including a plurality of first records each having a first data value of a first data item and a second data value of a second data item, generating first association information indicating a correspondence between a plurality of first data values and coded data values, encoding the first data file, encrypting the first association information, obtaining a plurality of data values of the second data item in a second data file, specifying the plurality of first data values, in the plurality of first records, corresponding to the plurality of data values in the second data files, specifying a plurality of coded data values, in the encoded first data file, corresponding to the plurality of specified first data values, and merging the second data file and the plurality of specified coded data values.

WATER HEATER APPLIANCE WITH A FLOW METER

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180274792

A water heater appliance includes an electronic mixing valve configured for adjusting a ratio of cold water from a cold water inlet conduit to hot water from a hot water outlet conduit at a mixed water outlet of the electronic mixing valve. A flow meter is mounted to the mixed water outlet conduit or the cold water inlet conduit. A controller is configured to calculate a flow rate of hot water through the hot water outlet conduit based on a temperature measurement from each of a mixed water temperature sensor, a cold water temperature sensor and a hot water temperature sensor and a flow rate measurement from the flow meter.

Nanowire FinFET Transistor

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180277627

Semiconductor devices and methods of forming the same are provided. A semiconductor device includes a substrate having a fin. A first nanowire is disposed on the fin and a second nanowire is disposed on the fin, the second nanowire being laterally separated from the first nanowire. A gate structure extends around the first nanowire and the second nanowire. The gate structure also extends over a top surface of the fin. The first nanowire, the second nanowire, and the fin form a channel of a transistor.

SECURE REPROGRAMMING OF SMART DEVICES TO ALTER DEVICE FUNCTIONALITY BASED ON LICENSE RIGHTS

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180275979

In programmable equipment where it is either undesirable or impractical to construct the program code with embedded licensing decision points, the program is constructed by hard-coding the license rights into the program code at program build time. License permissions are obtained from a sales order system and used to produce a code image, or select a pre-existing, pre-validated code image which contains only those features, facilities, or capabilities allowed by the applicable license rights for that particular sales order and on that particular programmable unit. Functionality of the device is updated as appropriate by use of a bootloader on the device for installation of a firmware image. In this way, the invention overcomes the technical limitations inherent in such devices by reprogramming the device to alter device functionality in keeping with rights and privileges added or deleted therefrom with regard to software installed thereon.

AUTOMATED VIRTUAL MACHINE PERFORMANCE TUNING

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180276117

Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for automated. VM performance tuning. An auto-tuning system implements a three stage automated VM performance tuning process to optimize garbage collection. In the first stage, the auto-tuning system analyzes garbage collection logs to calculate garbage collection parameters to configure the new generation portion of the memory heap (e.g., maximum tenuring age, maximum new size and survivor ratio). In the second stage, the auto-tuning system implements the calculated garbage collection parameter and monitors garbage collection activity for the VM to determine the resulting effects. In the third stage, the auto-tuning system tunes the old generation portion of the memory heap based on the monitored garbage collection activity. Specifically, the auto-tuning system determines a promotion rate from the monitored garbage collection activity and then determines a total memory heap size based on the promotion rate to achieve a target major garbage collection rate.

SOURCE/DRAIN PARASITIC CAPACITANCE REDUCTION IN FINFET-BASED SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE HAVING TUCKED FINS

Pub Date: 2018-09-27

Pub Number: US20180277655

A method of reducing parasitic capacitance includes providing a starting semiconductor structure, the starting semiconductor structure including a semiconductor substrate with fin(s) thereon, the fin(s) having at least two dummy transistors integrated therewith and separated by a dielectric region, the dummy transistors including dummy gates with spacers and gate caps, the fin(s) having ends tucked by the dummy gates. The method further includes removing the dummy gates and gate caps, resulting in gate trenches, protecting area(s) of the structure during fabrication process(es) where source/drain parasitic capacitance may occur, and forming air-gaps at a bottom portion of unprotected gate trenches to reduce parasitic capacitance. The resulting semiconductor structure includes a semiconductor substrate with fin(s) thereon, FinFET(s) integral with the fin(s), the FinFET(s) including a gate electrode, a gate liner lining the gate electrode, and air-gap(s) in gate trench(es) of the FinFET(s), reducing parasitic capacitance by at least about 75 percent as compared to no air-gaps.