Total 9393 patents for "2018-10-04"

DENTAL IMAGING INSTRUMENT HAVING AN AIR STREAM AUXILIARY

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180280124

A dental instrument and method for imaging the three-dimensional topography of one or more teeth in the oral cavity of an individual is provided. The instrument includes a probe insertable into the oral cavity to receive the image of these surfaces which can then be processed. Combined with the probe is an auxiliary which projects an air stream toward the surface to be imaged by the probe and acts to evaporate and remove from these surfaces a liquid film coating formed by saliva and other fluids present in the oral cavity, to render these surfaces dry and to enhance their reflectivity and in doing so, provide clearer images.

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETERMINING AND PROVIDING REWARDS

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180285899

A system and method for determining and/or providing rewards without requiring a consumer having to register individual purchases. In some embodiments, there is described a system that requires no additional Point of Sale (POS) hardware to implement a loyalty program, and no additional POS process to capture transactions associated with a loyalty program.

ARCED IMPLANT UNIT FOR MODULATION OF NERVES

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180280694

An implant unit configured for implantation into a body of a subject is provided. The implant unit may include a flexible carrier unit including a central portion and two elongated arms extending from the central portion, an antenna, located on the central portion, configured to receive a signal, at least one pair of electrodes arranged on a first elongated arm of the two elongated arms. The at least one pair of electrodes may be adapted to modulate a first nerve. The elongated arms of the flexible carrier may be configured to form an open ended curvature around a muscle with the nerve to be stimulated within an arc of the curvature.

KINASE INHIBITORS AND METHOD OF TREATING CANCER

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180282306

The invention is directed to a compound represented by the following structural formula and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof:

SELECTIVE PARTIAL HYDROGENATION OF TERPENES USING A NICKEL-BASED CATALYST

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180282243

A process for the selective partial hydrogenation of conjugated diene compounds includes at least one, preferably terminal, diene function and at least one additional carbon-carbon double bond, the process including reacting the conjugated diene compounds with hydrogen in the presence of a nickel-NHC based catalyst. The disclosure also relates to a reaction mixture that can be obtained at the end of the process and to a catalyst that can be used in the process. The disclosure also relates to the use of the reaction mixture.

Electronic Switch for Electronic Fuse

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180287365

In accordance with one example, the electronic switch has a load current path operably coupled to a load via a wire; the electronic switch is configured to connect or disconnect a load current supply node and the load via the wire dependent on a drive signal. Further, the electronic fuse circuit includes a monitoring circuit configured to receive a current sense signal representing the load current passing through the wire and to determine a first protection signal based on the current sense signal and at least one wire parameter. The first protection signal is indicative of whether to disconnect the load current supply node from the load. Moreover, the electronic fuse circuit includes a logic circuit configured to receive at least one selection signal and to set the at least one wire parameter based on the at least one selection signal.

SWITCHING ELEMENT FOR ELECTRICAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTION BOARD AND ELECTRICAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTION BOX FITTED WITH SUCH A SWITCHING ELEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180286615

This switching element for an electrical energy distribution board comprises a distribution bar (13) and a support plate (14) on which the distribution bar is fixed. The switching element comprises a coil, a contact movable under the action of the coil, said contact being mounted movably in a chamber (20). Said chamber comprises two parts (21, 22) intended to be mounted on the distribution board (P) in such a way that the movable contact (17) acts on said bar, said chamber (20) being furnished with means of fixing to the distribution bar (13) or to the plate (14), the contactor being an irremovable contactor fixed by said chamber (20) onto the distribution board (P).

Lock Device for Power Tool Adjustment

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180281135

A base assembly for a power tool, such as a router, includes a base member, an adjustment mechanism, and a lock member. The base member is configured to accept a motor housing of the power tool. The adjustment mechanism is configured to adjust a position of the motor housing relative to the base member via rotation of a first contact portion of the adjustment mechanism. The lock member is moveable relative to the adjustment mechanism between a first position that prevents rotation of the adjustment mechanism and a second position that permits rotation of the adjustment mechanism. The lock member includes a second contact portion positioned proximate to the first contact portion and configured to be actuated to position the lock member in the second position. The position of the motor housing is adjusted by simultaneously actuating the first contact portion and the second contact portion.

CAPACITOR COMPONENT AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180286593

A capacitor component includes a capacitor body including dielectric layers and first and second internal electrodes alternately stacked; and a connection terminal coupled to the capacitor body and including a buffer member having insulating properties and at least one conductive fiber portion penetrating through the buffer member.

TRACEABLE NETWORKING CABLES WITH REMOTE-RELEASED CONNECTORS

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180284364

Disclosed are traceable remote-release networking cables with telltales at their ends to facilitate tracing of the cables and their ends, such as, for example, in data rooms that can include hundreds of individual networking cables. Some cables include conductive wire transmission line(s). Other cables include one or more fiber-optic transmission lines.

PYRIDINONE DICARBOXAMIDE FOR USE AS BROMODOMAIN INHIBITORS

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180282301

The present invention relates to compounds of formula (I) and salts thereof, pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and to their use in therapy

MITIGATION OF INTERPLAY EFFECT IN PARTICLE RADIATION THERAPY

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180280729

The present disclosure relates to a new scan technique for particle radiation therapy that may be used for cancer treatment. One embodiment relates to a method of mitigating interplay effect in particle radiation therapy in a moving target including a period of movement, where the particle radiation therapy defines a planned dose in each spot of each layer of the moving target. The method comprising dividing the planned dose in each spot into a number of spot repaintings; and generating a scan pattern for each layer by defining a beam-on time at each spot for each spot repainting, and calculating a wait time between consecutive beam-on times to distribute the spot repaintings for each spot of a respective layer are distributed over a duration of an integer number of periods of movement.

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF REACTOR AND HEATING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180286580

A manufacturing method of a reactor includes: mounting a reactor coil onto a first core segment and a second core segment, and placing the first core segment and the second core segment face to face, with an uncured thermosetting adhesive sandwiched between the first core segment and the second core segment; placing a heating core such that one end of the heating core is wound faces the first core segment, and the other end of the heating core faces the second core segment; producing heat in the first core segment and the second core segment by an alternating magnetic flux; and binding together the first core segment and the second core segment by a temperature rise and cure of the thermosetting adhesive.

INTEGRATED MEMBRANE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180280832

An apparatus is disclosed for separating and preserving biomolecules of a biological fluid sample. The apparatus includes an assembly having sides forming a hollow shape having a first opening at one end and second opening at the opposite end, a sample mixing chamber positioned adjacent the first opening within the assembly, the sample mixing chamber from which a flow of the biological fluid sample is actuated in a direction from the sample mixing chamber to the first matrix layer, the sample mixing chamber being in a direction downstream of the first opening, a first valve positioned between the sample mixing chamber and the first matrix layer, the first valve configured to control the flow to the first matrix layer, a first input in fluid communication with the sample mixing chamber and positioned upstream of the first valve, a second input positioned between the first matrix layer and the second matrix layer, and a second valve positioned between the second matrix layer and the second opening, the second valve configured to control the flow to the second matrix layer.

ACTIVE TRANSPARENT DISPLAY FOR DYNAMIC MASKING DURING UV CURING IN A THREE DIMENSIONAL OBJECT PRINTER

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180281309

A print system and a method for curing marking material on an object using an active transparent display in a three dimensional (3D) object printer are disclosed. For example, the print system includes a plurality of printheads, a curing light source, a movable member to hold an object, an active transparent display and a controller to control movement of the movable member to move the object past the array of printheads, to operate the plurality of printheads to eject the marking material onto the object as the object passes the two-dimensional array of printheads, to control movement of the movable member, to control the active transparent display and to operate the curing light source to apply energy to cure the marking material, wherein the amount of energy that is applied to the object is controlled by a mask that is displayed on the active transparent display.

SERVICE AWARE CARRIER AGGREGATION

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180287767

A method and system for carrier activation and release on a per-service basis are disclosed. According to one aspect a method is provided for configuring secondary component carriers associated with a service for a wireless device, the service being associated with a plurality of bearers. The method includes receiving a message corresponding to the service. When the message is for establishing the service, a number of carriers corresponding to the service are activated for the wireless device, providing that the total number of carriers activated do not exceed a maximum allowable number of carriers for the wireless device.

CVD Mo DEPOSITION BY USING MoOCl4

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180286668

A method of forming a molybdenum-containing material on a substrate is described, in which the substrate is contacted with molybdenum oxytetrachloride (MoOCl 4 ) vapor under vapor deposition conditions, to deposit the molybdenum-containing material on the substrate. In various implementations, a diborane contact of the substrate may be employed to establish favorable nucleation conditions for the subsequent bulk deposition of molybdenum, e.g., by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) techniques such as pulsed CVD.

STORAGE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180285224

According to one embodiment, a storage system includes a first storage including first nonvolatile memories storing data which is corrupted when data is read from the first nonvolatile memories, and a controller which controls the first storage. The controller reads data from a first nonvolatile memory at a first address, and determines that whether the read data is to be written back to the first storage or not.

AUTOMATED APPLICATION OF QUERY HINTS

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180285416

Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program. In response to receiving a first query for a set of data, the program generates a first query execution plan based on the first query. The program further executes the first query execution plan in order to generate a first result set comprising the set of data. The program also stores the first query execution plan in a cache. The program further replaces the first query execution plan in the cache with a second query execution plan. The second query execution plan includes a query hint applied to the first query execution plan. In response to receiving a second query for the set of data, the program also retrieves the second query execution plan from the cache. The program further executes the second query execution plan in order to generate a second result set comprising the set of data.

IMAGE CHANGES BASED ON VIEWER'S GAZE

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180284888

An embodiment combines the concepts of image enhancement and pointing to enhance the experience of viewing images by tracking where the viewer is pointing. The result is to make the viewing experience more like viewing the original scene, or to enhance the viewing experience in new ways beyond the original experience, either automatically, or by interacting with a photographer's previously specified intentions for what should happen when the viewer points at a particular portion of an image or images taken by that photographer.

SHEET CONVEYANCE APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180282093

A sheet conveyance apparatus that conveys a sheet along a curved path shorter than the sheet and corrects skew of the sheet, includes: a conveyance roller that sends the sheet into the curved path; a guide that guides the sheet along the curved path; and a gate that is hinders advance of the leading end, generates a moment about a normal of the sheet passing through the leading end, and allows advance of the leading end by being pushed away by the leading end, wherein the guide includes a projection projecting toward a movement space for the sheet on a surface facing the movement space, and the projection abuts a center portion of the sheet in a longitudinal direction and generates a moment about an axis parallel to an advance direction of a portion that has come into contact with the projection.

HIGH EFFICIENCY SYNTHETIC FILTER MEDIA

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180280845

The present invention is generally related to a high capacity, high efficiency nonwoven filtration media comprising a gradient pore structure. In particular, the filtration media can comprise thermoplastic synthetic microfibers, fibrillated fibers, staple fibers, and a binder. Furthermore, the filtration media may be produced without the use of glass fibers or microglass fibers. Consequently, the filtration media of the present invention does not cause the same issues as conventional filtration media that comprises glass fibers and/or microglass fibers. Moreover, the filtration media can be used to treat fuel, lubrication fluids, hydraulic fluids, and various other industrial gases.

VIRTUAL REALITY DRIVER TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180286268

A virtual reality (VR) based driving simulation system and method provides hazard perception training and testing. Some embodiments use a personal computing device (e.g., smartphone), a head-mounted VR headset, and a Bluetooth-connected push button keypad or other user input device. An immersive, 3D simulator enables users to experience and learn from hazardous scenarios without risking injury. Performance by a user in perceiving a hazard is compiled as a metric in a user profile stored on a server, and continued training and testing can be conducted with updated scenarios supplied by the server in accordance with the metric associated with a user.

OIL-IN-WATER TYPE ORGANOPOLYSILOXANE EMULSION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, COSMETIC RAW MATERIAL, AND COSMETIC PRODUCT

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180280283

Disclosed is an oil-in-water type organopolysiloxane emulsion that is stable and has smaller particle diameters for a long period of time even in cases where a low-polarity organopolysiloxane and a cationic surfactant are used. The emulsion comprises: (A) 100 parts by weight of a diorganopolysiloxane having a viscosity of 2 to 100,000 mPas at 25 C., (B) 0.5 to 30 parts by weight of a cationic surfactant, (C) 0.1 to 10 parts by weight of a nonionic surfactant, and (D) 11 to 550 parts by weight of water, wherein a content of component (C) is equal to or less than a content of component (B), and wherein an average particle diameter of component (A) in the emulsion is 600 nm or less. Related methods and cosmetics are also disclosed.

ELECTRICAL SURGICAL SYSTEM FOR CUTTING OR CAUTERIZING TISSUE AND A METHOD OF THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180280078

An electrical surgical system 1 for cutting or cauterizing tissue comprises a guide needle 11 having at least one open part 13 and a front end part able to pierce the skin and at least one electrode 12 able to cut or able to cauterize tissue configured to be able to project to the outside of the guide needle 11 and able to be retracted to the inside of the guide needle 11 through the at least one open part 13, in the state where the at least one electrode 12 projects out, the distal end of the at least one electrode 12 being arranged at a position separated from the axis of the guide needle 11.

INTERPOSER SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180286794

The invention provides an interposer substrate and a method of fabricating the same. The method includes: etching a carrier to form a recessed groove thereon; filling a dielectric material in the recessed groove to form a first dielectric material layer, or forming a patterned first dielectric material layer on the carrier; forming a first wiring layer, a first conductive block and a second dielectric material layer on the carrier and the first dielectric material layer sequentially, with the first wiring layer and the first conductive block embedded in the second dielectric material layer; and forming a second wiring layer and a second conductive block on the second dielectric material layer. A coreless interposer substrate having fine pitches is thus fabricated.

PROCESS OF EXTRACTING AND PURIFYING HUMIC SUBSTANCES FROM SANITARY LANDFILL LEACHATE

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180282487

Process of extracting and purifying humic substances from sanitary landfill leachate comprises four steps: 1 st physical-chemical step with the withdrawal of inert solids class II-B, 2 nd step of filtration, 3 rd step of purification of the humic substances with ionic exchange column followed by reverse osmosis and 4 th step of catalytic oxidation and ammonolysis by cathodic reduction, obtaining treated effluents that complies with environmental legislation in terms of disposal or re-use of water.

REFILLABLE DESIGN FOR A CLOSED WATER BOTTLE

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180282030

Aspects of the disclosure generally relate to lids for water bottles and water bottles having the same. The lid includes a lid body, a mouth piece coupled to the lid body, and a valve formed in the lid body. The valve is actuatable to selectively allow fluid flow therethrough. The disclosed water bottles include the preceding lid. The disclosed water bottles can be filled with a fluid without removing a lid from the water bottles.

CLUSTERED PRECIOUS METAL NANOPARTICLES IN A STABLE COLLOIDAL SUSPENSION AND BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180284110

Disclosed is a method for enhancing the optical signal of precious metal nanoparticles by introducing linker molecules for precious metal nanoparticles to form clusters in a stable colloidal suspension. The formation of clusters according to the present disclosure not only enhances the optical signal, but also can alter the optical spectrum, providing an alternative color for use in visual-based bioassays such as lateral flow immunoassays against the white test paper strips. The formed clusters are capable of passive adsorption of a variety of biomolecules which effectively bind onto the surface, requiring a minimum modification in the bio-assay protocol from that use for standard gold nanoparticles, which is being widely-used in lateral flow immunoassays.

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS OF SODIUM PICOSULFATE, MAGNESIUM OXIDE AND CITRIC ACID

Pub Date: 2018-10-04

Pub Number: US20180280364

The present invention relates to stable pharmaceutical compositions of sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide and citric acid. The invention also relates to processes for the preparation of such compositions and its use for bowel cleansing.