Total 6837 patents for "2018-10-11"

BRAKE LINING FOR A PARTIALLY LINED DISC BRAKE, ARRANGEMENT OF A BRAKE LINING ON A LINING HOLDER, AND METHOD FOR ACTUATING A BRAKE LINING HELD ON A LINING HOLDER

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180291972

An arrangement for a brake lining, method for actuating the brake lining and the brake lining itself are a partially lined disc brake of a rail vehicle that has a lining support and multiple group elements arranged on the lining support. Each of the group elements consists of a support plate and multiple lining elements arranged on the support plate, and lining elements with at least two friction surfaces of differing sizes are arranged on each support plate. The lining elements are arranged such that their total surface area at least approximates a ring sector, and at least two different first and second group elements are arranged on the lining support.

Threaded Spindle Machine

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180291893

A threaded spindle machine includes a metal middle housing part (12) arranged between housing end caps (24) and forming a fluid chamber (16) for receiving a plurality of threaded spindles rotatably supported in the housing end caps (24); an insert (18) adhered into the middle housing part, which insert forms a wear-resistant running surface for the threaded spindles on the inner wall of the fluid chamber (16) and defines an adhesive gap (20) with the inner surface of the middle housing part (12); and at least one filling channel (26) leading from an outer surface of the middle housing part (12) to the adhesive gap (20), and the filling channel (26) extends from an end of the middle housing part (12) which is adjacent to a housing end cap (24).

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SCAN TIME REDUCTIONS IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING USING OUTER VOLUME SUPRESSION

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180292487

Methods for fast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using a combination of outer volume suppression (OVS) and accelerated imaging, which may include simultaneous multislice (SMS) imaging, data acquisitions amenable to compressed sensing reconstructions, or combinations thereof. The methods described here do not introduce fold-over artifacts that are otherwise common to reduced field-of-view (FOV) techniques.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRELOADING A BEARING AND ALIGNING A LOCK NUT

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180291952

An apparatus for providing a load on a bearing mounted to a shaft which includes an attaching member releasably connectable to a shaft and a press mechanism coupled to the attaching member. The press mechanism is configured to provide a compressive load to the bearing. The press mechanism includes a wrench engageable with the lock nut on the shaft and the wrench is configured to engage and rotate the nut when the attaching member connects to the shaft. The wrench is moveable axially relative to an axial dimension of the press mechanism between a proximal non-engaged position and a distal engaged position such that the wrench engages the nut in the distal engaged position and the wrench avoids engaging the nut in a proximal non-engaged position. An aligning ring may be located around the attaching member and may be configured to engage a shaft slot.

ADJUSTING A RANKING OF INFORMATION CONTENT OF A SOFTWARE APPLICATION BASED ON FEEDBACK FROM A USER

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180293976

Techniques are disclosed for adjusting a ranking of information content of a software application based on feedback from a user. One embodiment presented herein includes a method comprising receiving, at a computing device, an audio stream comprising audio of the user, the audio being indicative of feedback related to information content. The method further comprises analyzing the audio stream for paralinguistic information to determine an attribute of the user. The method further comprises adjusting a ranking of the information content based on at least one of the feedback and additional feedback and the determined attribute of the user.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING STORAGE SPACE MANAGEMENT FOR MULTIPLE VIRTUAL MACHINES

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180295195

A method and apparatus for performing storage space management for a plurality of Virtual Machines (VMs) are provided, and the method is applied to a storage system including a plurality of storage servers. The method includes: receiving a request regarding any VM of the plurality of VMs; determining a storage region in the storage system according to the request to store data of the VM into the storage region, wherein the storage region is assigned to the VM; determining another storage region in the storage system according to geolocation classification information of at least one portion of storage servers within the plurality of storage servers, wherein the storage region and the other storage region are positioned in different storage servers within the at least one portion of storage servers, respectively; and storing a replication version of the data into the other storage region.

CORRECTIVE OPTICS FOR REDUCING FIXED PATTERN NOISE IN HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAYS

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180292656

An electronic display assembly includes a display element and a corrective element coupled to the display element. The display element has a first plurality of sub-pixels of a first type and a second plurality of sub-pixels of a second type. Two adjacent sub-pixels of the first plurality of sub-pixel are separated by a sub-pixel distance. The corrective element has a plurality of features configured to diffuse light emitted by the first plurality of sub-pixels such that an apparent distance between the two adjacent sub-pixels of the first type, viewed at a viewing distance away from the electronic display assembly, is less than the sub-pixel distance.

ANTIMICROBIAL THERAPY

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180289751

Methods and compositions comprising hogocidin peptides (SH-lantibiotics), derivatives and variants are provided. Also provided are methods and compositions comprising probiotic compositions utilizing strains of S. hominis and S. epidermidis that produce hogocidin, hogocidin-like peptides, or other inhibitors of skin pathogens. Methods of treatment for microbial skin infections and atopic dermatitis are also provided.

IMAGING SYSTEM, ANGLE-OF-VIEW ADJUSTMENT METHOD, AND ANGLE-OF-VIEW ADJUSTMENT PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180295270

An embodiment of the invention provides an imaging system (10) in which captured data obtained by an imaging unit (22) of a pan/tilt camera (14) provided in a moving body (12) is transmitted and a captured image is displayed on a display screen (200). The imaging system (10) includes a coordinate designation unit (46) that designates designation coordinates and movement destination coordinates as a command to adjust an angle of view, an angle-of-view adjustment period calculation unit (50) that calculates pan/tilt operation parameters, using the designation coordinates and the movement destination coordinates, a movement state calculation unit (52) that calculates a movement state of the imaging unit from the captured data, and a pan/tilt operation parameter correction unit (54) that corrects the pan/tilt operation parameter on the basis of the movement state of the imaging unit.

DISTILLING APPARATUS AND METHODS OF USING SAME

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180291320

A method and apparatus for distilling alcohol or spirits where the distillation occurs, at least in part, in a glass or glass lined vessel. Surface reactions between copper or stainless steel, on one hand, and glass linings, on the other hand, are different. Distillation using glass or glass-lined vessels and condensers avoid the exposure to metals during the distillation and condensation, thus providing for an improved flavor in the resulting spirits.

System And Technique For Accessing Extra Articular Lesions Or Abnormalities Or Intra Osseous Lesions Or Bone Marrow Lesions

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180289378

A technique for accessing extra articular lesions or abnormalities or intra osseous lesions or abnormalities or bone marrow lesions or all has the step of utilizing an intra articular localizing pinning member to determine a location of the lesion or abnormality wherein the utilization of the localizing pinning member includes the step of inserting the localizing pinning member through cartilage or subchondral bone into the lesion or abnormality to locate or stabilize or both creating a first entry access. The localizing pinning member enters the bony lesion or abnormality penetrating at least into or through the lesion or abnormality to set the localizing pinning member to the desired depth.

CAP ARRANGEMENTS WITH PER-WELL SENSORS FOR ADVANCED MICROPLATE, MICROARRAY, AND MICROTITER TECHNOLOGIES

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180291414

Arrangements for per-well electronic sensors for microplate, microtiter, and microarray technologies are presented. In example implementations, each individual well within in a conventional or specialized microplate can be fully or partially isolated with capping or other arrangement. Cap arrangements can include or provide one or more sensors of various types, including but not limited to selective gas sensors, chemical sensors, temperature sensors, pH sensors, biosensors, immunosensors, molecular-imprint sensors, optical sensors, fluorescence sensors, bioFET sensor, etc. Incubator interfacing and imaging are also described. The caps can also include conduits for controlled introduction, removal, and/or exchange of fluids and/or gases. Conduit networks can include small controllable valves that operate under software control, and micro-scale pumps can also be included. Conduit interconnections can include one or more of controllable-valve distribution buses, next-neighbor interconnections, and other active or passive interconnection topologies. The invention can be used for living cell culture or other applications.

BICYCLE MOUNT DEVICE AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180291936

A device and method for mounting a bicycle to a bicycle rack. The device includes an attachment member and a mount rail. The attachment member is used to attach the device to a seat post or frame of the bicycle. The attachment member has a securing section and a mount rail receiving section, with the securing section securing the attachment member to the seat post or frame. The mount rail has a bicycle rack mounting section and an attaching section. The mounting section is configured to cooperate with a bicycle rack and the attaching section is configured to cooperate with the mount rail receiving section to removably and pivotally secure the mount rail to the mount rail receiving section of the attachment member.

MULTI-SECURITY LEVELS/TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ACROSS MULTIPLE NETWORK FUNCTION INSTANTIATIONS

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180295138

Certain example embodiments may generally relate to multi-security levels/traffic management across multiple network function instantiations, including virtualized network function instantiations. A method may include configuring a first instantiation of a first network function to provide a first type of security. The method may also include configuring a second instantiation of the first network function to provide a second type of security that is different than the first type of security. The method may further include allocating at least some of the subscriber traffic to the first instantiation.

METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR BLOWING A CONTAINER IN A BLOWING MOULD

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180290367

The invention concerns a method of manufacturing a container in a blowing mould, the blown container having a neck and a bottom aligned along a longitudinal axis and being enclosed within a blowing mould, the blowing mould comprising two side halves which are in contact with each other along a joint plane when the blowing mould is in a closed position, the blown container having at least one transverse dimension in a longitudinal cross-section including the longitudinal axis, characterized in that the method comprises a step of moving apart the two side halves of the blowing mould along a substantially transverse direction, the two side halves being moved apart from the joint plane over an overall distance that is less than the greatest transverse dimension of the blown container and that enables extraction of the blown container from the blowing mould.

PLASTIC CELL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180292700

An object of the present invention is to provide a plastic cell that maintains conductivity without losing a sealing property even in a case where a plastic substrate is deformed into a free shape having roughness or curved surfaces, and a method for manufacturing the same. The plastic cell of the present invention includes a first plastic substrate, a first transparent conductive layer, a fluid layer, a second transparent conductive layer, and a second plastic substrate, in this order, the plastic cell further including a sealing part that seals the fluid layer by deformation of a part of the first plastic substrate or the second plastic substrate and has a part of the first plastic substrate or the second plastic substrate, in which the sealing part includes a first sealing part that makes the first transparent conductive layer disconnected from the second transparent conductive layer, and a second sealing part that makes any one of the first transparent conductive layer and the second transparent conductive layer energized.

DEVELOPMENT OF A PASSIVATED STAINLESS STEEL SURFACE

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180291523

A multi-step Q-passivation method for stainless steel is described. The method includes a first high voltage electropolishing step followed by as separate low voltage chromium enhancement step. The method can also include a vacuum heat treatment step that utilizes a cyclic ramp-up period so as to maintain a relatively low pressure and low temperature throughout the step. The method can also include a controlled oxidation step during which the surface is contacted with an oxygen/inert gas mixture at low oxygen partial pressure.

MEMS SOUND TRANSDUCER ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MEMS SOUND TRANSDUCER ELEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180295458

A method for producing a MEMS sound transducer element includes, inter alia, providing a first substrate. The first substrate has a first substrate side, an opposite second substrate side and a membrane layer arranged on the first substrate side. A further method step includes performing a first etching from the second substrate side in a first surface section that is situated opposite the membrane layer, as far as a first depth. A further method step includes performing a second etching of the first substrate from the second substrate side in a second surface section in order to expose the membrane layer in the first surface section and to produce a back volume for the membrane layer, where the second surface section is larger than the first surface section and includes the first surface section.

Method for Controlling a Heat Source Belonging to a Cooking Apparatus and Cooking Apparatus Configured to Carry out Said Method

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180295677

A method for controlling the intensity of heat delivered by at least one heat source belonging to a cooking apparatus provided with a hob, wherein the heat source is arranged underneath a circumscribed cooking area of the hob. The method provides for the steps of calculating over time the change in the difference between the temperatures detected at a first point P 1 and at a second point P 2 of the hob and involves reducing the intensity of heat delivered by the heat source if the change exceeds a predetermined maximum threshold 2 T max .

STAND FOR HOLDING BOTTLES UPSIDE DOWN

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180289152

A stand for supporting product containers, such as bottles, in an inverted or upside-down position, allowing the content of the bottle to settle near the opening, reducing product waste, the stand having an aesthetically pleasing appearance so as to be useful in any area of the home. The stand may comprise a frame, at least one foot, and at least one bottle or container support.

Therapeutic Eye Pod System

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180289533

An orbital temperature treatment kit has a new container base, hinged cover and handle. An inner partition in the base is a mount for electrical features and a heat exchanger with transfer fins and a heat sink. The inner partition has recesses for temperature change of pods held in spaces between parallel fins. The frame for holding the pods in place for treatment has two large lenses, a nose piece joining the lenses and hinged temples. The lenses support slotted receivers with fasteners that engage fasteners on tabs attached to the pods.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SHAPING BAGUETTES, LONG LOAVES AND ELONGATE ROLLS

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180289021

Provided is a method and device for shaping dough to produce baguettes, long loaves, elongate rolls or the like. Starting with a laminated dough strip being spread out over a conveyor belt the laminated dough strip is cut in the longitudinal direction into a plurality of smaller strips, transversely spacing the smaller strips apart from each other, and cutting them to length by a transverse cut so as to define smaller dough strip portions extending longitudinally over the conveyor belt in transverse rows substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the conveyor belt. At least one transverse row of longitudinal smaller dough strip portions is shaped, driven by an alternating transverse movement of a shaping plate extending transversely to said conveyor belt and located above said row(s).

SPOKEN LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING BASED ON BUFFERED KEYWORD SPOTTING AND SPEECH RECOGNITION

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180293974

Techniques are provided for spoken language understanding based on keyword spotting and speech recognition. A methodology implementing the techniques according to an embodiment includes detecting a user spoken keyword or key-phrase embedded in an initial segment of a received audio signal, which is stored in a buffer. The method further includes triggering an automatic speech recognition (ASR) processor in response to the key-phrase detection. The method further includes performing automatic speech recognition, by the ASR processor, on a combination of the buffered initial segment and one or more additional received segments of the audio signal which include further speech from the user. The method still further includes performing natural language understanding on the recognized speech to determine a user request. The key-phrase is user selectable and serves to wake the ASR processor from a sleeping or idle lower power consumption state, into an active higher power consumption recognition state.

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ULTRA THIN WAFERS

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180294178

Some example forms relate to a method of manufacturing ultra-thin wafers. The method includes attaching a wafer that includes a plurality of electronic components to a carrier wafer that includes an adhesive; segregating the plurality of dice into individual electronic components, wherein segregating the plurality of dice into individual electronic components includes thinning and dicing the wafer; performing at least one of coating, scribing or marking any of the individual electronic components that form the wafer; and removing the plurality of electronic components from the carrier wafer, wherein removing the plurality of electronic components from the carrier wafer includes at least one of exposing the carrier to ultraviolet radiation or raising the temperature of the wafer.

THIGH PROTECTOR

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180292175

A thigh protector may include an upper portion comprising two straps for attaching the at least one thigh protector to a belt, the two straps defining a space therebetween for permitting attaching of a hip pad or a holster to the belt through the defined space and a lower portion comprising a plurality of thigh plates attached to a base pad, the plurality of thigh plates defining a hinge area therebetween and configured to permit the at least one thigh protector to be opened and placed about a thigh of a wearer. The thigh protector may further include at least one rib extending laterally from a face of one of the thigh plates for receiving and supporting a shield. The rib may include at least one protrusion extending vertically from a top of the at least one rib for assisting in keeping a shield in place on the at least one rib.

Parallel Database Page Flusher

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180293135

Execution of a page flusher is initiated in an in-memory database system in which pages are loaded into memory and having associated physical disk storage. Thereafter, pages are identified that have been loaded into the memory of the database system and which have been modified. These identified pages are to be flushed to the physical disk storage. Each page is assigned with a different ordered physical page number. Asynchronous write I/O is later triggered causing the identified pages to be flushed to the physical disk storage and stored in the physical disk storage according to their assigned physical page numbers.

Methods and Devices for Surgical Guide Pin Placement

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180289410

Methods and devices are provided for placing surgical guide pins, reamers, and ligament grafts into bone. In one exemplary embodiment, the method can include advancing a guide pin that includes a proximal rigid portion and a flexible distal portion. The rigid proximal portion can be advanced into a femoral tunnel such that the flexible distal portion extends across an intra-articular space. The flexible portion of the guide pin can be bent to adjust a distance between the guide pin and articular cartilage. A cannulated reamer can be advanced over the flexible portion of the guide pin and the reamer can be manipulated to avoid contact with the articular cartilage in the intra-articular space. A ligament graft can be secured in the femoral tunnel created by the guide pin and the reamer.

MONITORING STORAGE SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180293020

A system for monitoring a plurality of storage systems includes an interface specifying a set of methods for using at least one storage system, an implementation of the interface for each of the plurality of storage systems, wherein at least one of the implementations of the interface is configured to process a plurality of requests, and a performance monitor configured to monitor performance of requests for at least one of a plurality of classes of requests.

ADHESIVE REMOVING DEVICE AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180290182

Provided is an adhesive removing device for removing an adhesive for adhering a mask and a pellicle from the mask. The adhesive removing device includes: a laser irradiating unit configured to irradiate a laser beam to an adhesive layer formed between the mask and the pellicle; a controller configured to control a wavelength, a waveform, and an energy density of the laser beam, so as to remove the adhesive layer through emission of the laser beam; and an imaging unit configured to monitor a region to which the laser beam is irradiated.

USER-SPECIFIED OCCLUDING IN-EAR LISTENING DEVICES

Pub Date: 2018-10-11

Pub Number: US20180295455

A system for configuring a hearing device comprises an in-ear listening device; a plurality of customization components for use with the in-ear listening device, each customization component when in combination with the listening device cooperating with the listening device to define a controlled amount of venting; and a self-fitting assistance processing device in communication with the in-ear listening device, which adjusts a gain of the in-ear listening device according to the amount of venting provided by a selected one of the customization components.