Total 7256 patents for "2018-10-18"

PROLIFERATED THREAD COUNT OF A WOVEN TEXTILE BY SIMULTANEOUS INSERTION WITHIN A SINGLE INSERTION EVENT OF A LOOM APPARATUS MULTIPLE ADJACENT PARALLEL YARNS DRAWN FROM A MULTI YARN PACKAGE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298529

A method, a device and/or a system of proliferating a thread count of a woven textile by simultaneous insertion within a single insertion event of a loom apparatus. In one or more embodiments, multiple texturized polyester weft yarns of denier between 7 D and 200 D are wound on a single bobbin in a parallel adjacent fashion such that they may be fed into an Sulzer/projectile insertion apparatus to weave a textile that has between 90 to 250 ends per inch cotton warp yarns and between 100 and 1200 polyester weft yarns.

GENETICALLY ENCODED CALCIUM INDICATORS AND METHODS OF USE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299429

Genetically encoded calcium indicator (GECI) polypeptides and the nucleic acid molecules encoding such polypeptides are provided. In addition, methods of using such nucleic acids and polypeptides in methods of screening for agonists or antagonists of G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) or ion channels and methods of monitoring neural activity also are provided.

COOLER, COOLING APPARATUS USING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR COOLING HEAT GENERATION ELEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299207

A cooler has a simple structure and stably exhibits a good cooling effect, and includes: a working fluid container; and a cooling member provided in the container to be brought into contact with the working fluid and to face a heat generation element. The cooling member has a stacked structure including a first porous body and a second porous body. The first porous body includes: a part supplying the working fluid, by capillary action, to a contact part that is in contact with the heat generation element; and a part discharging vapor generated in the contact part to the second porous body. The second porous body includes: a part supplying the working fluid to the first porous body; and part discharging the vapor discharged from the first porous body, into the working fluid. The second porous body has a higher permeability of the working fluid than the first porous body.

Methods for Improving Cognition and Slowing Cognitive Impairment

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296610

The disclosure is directed to the use of nonviable pluripotent stem cells to improve age-related declines in tissue and organ function. In one aspect, nonviable pluripotent stem cells are used to improve cognition in a subject in need thereof. In another aspect, nonviable pluripotent stem cells are used to improve age-related cardiac dysfunction in a subject in need thereof. Administration of nonviable pluripotent stem cells provides a transient and safe form of heterochronic cellular transbiosis.

LIQUID MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR A TANK

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299315

A liquid measurement system for determining a quantity of a liquid within a tank includes a pressurized air supply, a valve connected to the pressurized air supply with the valve able to introduce a known mass of air into the tank, a pressure sensor able to measure the change in air pressure within the tank, and a processor operatively connected to the valve and the pressure sensor. The processor is able to determine the volume of the liquid within the tank from the known mass of air introduced into the tank and the change in air pressure within the tank.

AUGMENTED REALITY AND VIRTUAL REALITY FEEDBACK ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300940

Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide away to render augmented reality and virtual reality (VR/AR) environment information. More particularly, systems, apparatuses and methods may provide a way to selectively suppress and enhance VR/AR renderings of n-dimensional environments. The systems, apparatuses and methods may deepen a user's VR/AR experience by focusing on particular feedback information, while suppressing other feedback information from the environment.

VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180297461

There is provided a fuel cell vehicle, including a high voltage system disposed in a front compartment of the vehicle, and a first protruding portion that protrudes in a left-right direction of the vehicle toward a vehicle body of the vehicle further than a portion of the high voltage system that is closest to the vehicle body, and is fixed to the high voltage system, in which, when the vehicle is placed on a horizontal plane, the first protruding portion is arranged such that a position of a first most-protruded portion of the first protruding portion that protrudes most toward the vehicle body in a height direction is located at the same position or higher than a center of gravity of the high voltage system.

AIR VEHICLE AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROL THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180297688

A wing member (14 b ) for an air vehicle (10), said wing member comprising a core section (20) defining its longitudinal axis and having upper and lower surfaces, at least one of said surfaces comprising apparatus (22) selectively configurable between at least two positions, wherein in a fully extended position, at least portions of said apparatus extend outwardly from said respective surface so as to increase the effective cross-sectional area of said wing member and define an effective aerofoil in respect thereof.

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TARGETED DEPLETION, ENRICHMENT, AND PARTITIONING OF NUCLEIC ACIDS USING CRISPR/CAS SYSTEM PROTEINS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298421

Provided herein are methods and compositions for depleting targeted nucleic acid sequences from a sample, enriching for sequences of interest from a sample, and/or partitioning of sequences from a sample. The methods and compositions are applicable to biological, clinical, forensic, and environmental samples.

REMOTE LIVE TUTORING PLATFORM

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301048

Described are systems, media, and methods for conducting live, remote, online tutoring sessions via a bi-modal, online tutoring application including a database of tutor profiles, an interface for conducting a tutoring session between one or more tutors and one or more learners, a learner mode, and a tutor mode.

DATA-RECEIVING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RELAY STATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302146

A method for receiving data by a relay station (RS) in a wireless communication system includes: receiving radio resource allocation information via an R-PDCCH (R-Physical Downlink Control Channel); and receiving data from a base station (BS) via an R-PDSCH (R-Physical Downlink Shared Channel) indicated by the radio resource allocation information, wherein the radio resource allocation information includes information regarding an allocation of resource blocks in a frequency domain and information regarding an allocation of OFDM symbols in a time domain. Since the radio resource allocation information providing information regarding a time relationship between a control channel transmitted by the BS to a UE and a control channel transmitted by the RS to a UE connected to the RS is provided, the RS can reliably receive a signal transmitted from the BS in a backhaul link between the BS and the RS in a wireless communication system including the RS.

Computer-Implemented Methods to Share Audios and Videos

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301170

This application discloses computer-implemented methods to share videos or audios between users, wherein a first user shares a video or an audio, wherein a second user or a computer-implemented algorithm enters an annotation or a voice, wherein the said second user or the said algorithm assigns a time interval to the said annotation or voice or to a modified version of the said annotation or voice, wherein a user or a computer-implemented algorithm can elect that the said annotation or voice or a modified version of the said annotation or voice be displayed or played during a time interval of the said audio or video or a modified version of the said audio or video. In some example implementations of the invention, said annotation or voice is a translation of a voice of the said video or audio during the said time interval of the said audio or video or a modified version of the said audio or video.

POLYMERIZATION CATALYST COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CONJUGATED DIENE-BASED POLYMER

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298118

Provided is a polymerization catalyst composition capable of producing a conjugated diene polymer having a high cis-1,4 bond content or a conjugated diene-based copolymer having a high 1,4 bond content. The polymerization catalyst composition comprises: a Component (A) being a rare earth element compound represented by the following general formula (a-1): M-(AQ 1 )(AQ 2 )(AQ 3 ), where M is selected from scandium, yttrium or lanthanoid elements; AQ 1 , AQ 2 and AQ 3 are the same or different functional groups; A is nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur; and the Component (A) has at least one M-A bond; a Component (B) being an ionic compound; and a Component (C) being a compound containing a cyclopentadiene skeleton selected from substituted or unsubstituted cyclopentadienes, substituted or unsubstituted indenes, or substituted or unsubstituted fluorenes.

BALL MOUNT FOR MEASURING TONGUE WEIGHT OF A TRAILER

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180297427

A ball mount for measuring tongue weight of a trailer is disclosed. The ball mount can comprise a ball portion for interfacing with a ball configured to couple with a tongue of a trailer, a hitch portion for interfacing with a hitch receiver associated with a vehicle, and a load measurement device associated with the hitch portion. The hitch portion can be configured to pivot relative to the hitch receiver about a fulcrum in response to a downward force on the ball, with the hitch receiver resisting rotation of the hitch portion about the fulcrum thereby inducing a load on the hitch portion. The load measurement device can be configured to determine a magnitude of the downward force on the ball based on the load on the hitch portion.

AN APPARATUS FOR DISTILLATION AT CRYOGENIC TEMPERATURES

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299196

An apparatus for distillation at cryogenic temperatures can include a cold box module comprising framing and having an upper module section and a lower module section, wherein the upper module comprises a roof; an upper column section disposed within the upper module section; a lower column section disposed within the lower module section; a plurality of support saddles attached to the upper and lower module sections that are configured to provide structural support for the upper and lower column sections when the upper and lower column sections are in a horizontal position during transportation; and means for limiting longitudinal movement of the lower column section when the lower module section is in a horizontal position during transport, wherein the means for limiting longitudinal movement are connected to the lower column section and the lower module section.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, METHOD FOR ADAPTING ACOUSTIC MODEL THEREOF, AND VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301144

An electronic device, a method for adapting an acoustic model thereof, and a voice recognition system are provided. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the electronic device comprises: a voice input unit for receiving a voice signal of a user; a storage unit for storing, therein, a transformer having a plurality of transformation parameters and an acoustic model having a parameter transformed by the transformer; and a control unit for generating a hypothesis from the received voice signal by using the acoustic model, estimating, by using the hypothesis, an optimal transformer having an optimal transformation parameter on which a voice feature of the user is reflected, and updating the plurality of transformation parameters of the transformer stored in the storage unit by combining the estimated optimal transformer with the transformer.

ELECTROWETTING OPTHALMIC OPTICS INCLUDING GAS-PERMEABLE COMPONENTS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299701

The disclosure describes an electrowetting contact lens comprising including an electrowetting cell. The cell includes first and second optical windows that form a sealed enclosure. A first electrode is formed on the first optical window, and a second electrode is formed on the second optical window. The first and second electrodes include an electrically conductive layer, and the first electrode includes at least one dielectric layer sandwiched between the relevant optical window and the at least one dielectric layer. Oil and saline layers are positioned in the sealed enclosure so that the oil is in contact with one electrode and the saline is in contact with the other electrode. A protective coating encloses the electrowetting cell, and a contact lens material encloses the sealing material. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.

DEVICE FOR FIXATING A ROD TO A BONE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296250

A device (1) for fixating a rod (10) on a bone with a tulip, with a pedicle screw (2) and with a tightening screw (5). The rod clamp (6) is pivotable to the tightening screw and can follow transverse motions of the rod (10). This increases the stability of the entire structure, particularly in the application in spine surgery.

DETECTING ORIENTATION OF A DEVICE DOCKED TO A DOCKING STATION

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300274

Examples disclosed herein provide for the detection of an orientation of a device docked to a docking station for the device. Based on the orientation, the device may route logic on the device so that connection points on the device to make contact with connection points on the docking station are properly mapped to input/output ports on the docking station.

Portable Rolling Shredder Unit

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180297038

A portable shredder unit that includes a lightweight housing with a large interior cavity divided into a battery storage cavity and a collection cavity. Mounted on lid of the housing is a high capacity paper shredder component. Located inside the battery storage cavity is at least one 12 VDC rechargeable battery. The battery is connected to an inverter configured to convert the 12 VDC current into 110 VAC current required by the shredder component. Mounted on one end of the housing is a pair of wheels. Mounted on the opposite end of the housing is a pivoting or retractable handle that enables the unit to be pulled across a flat surface. The unit includes a control panel with a mode switch that controls the electricity source to the shredder component. An electrical cable is mounted on a wire retracting mechanism located inside the housing or lid. An optional battery charger is, also provided.

INFERRING THE PRESENCE OF AN OCCLUDED ENTITY IN A VIDEO CAPTURED VIA DRONE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299886

In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for inferring the presence of an occluded entity in a video captured via drone. For instance, in one example, a video is obtained. The video is captured by a drone monitoring a field of view of a scene. It is determined, based on a combination of statistical reasoning and contextual modeling of the video, that an occluded entity is likely to be present, but not entirely visible, in the field of view. A signal is sent to the drone to instruct the drone to adjust its orientation to make the occluded entity more visible.

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED DYNAMIC WORD LINE START VOLTAGE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301193

The present disclosure relates to apparatuses and methods for an automated dynamic word line start voltage (ADWLSV). An example apparatus includes a controller and a memory device. The memory device is configured to maintain, internal to the memory device, a status of a number of open blocks in the memory device. The status can include a programming operation being initiated in the respective number of open blocks. Responsive to receipt of, from the controller, a request to direct initiation of the programming operation to a word line, determine a group of memory cells associated with the word line that programs first relative to other groups of memory cells associated with the word line and maintain, included in the status of an open block, a voltage at which the group of memory cells is the first group to program.

MANAGEMENT OF STORE QUEUE BASED ON RESTORATION OPERATION

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300155

Management of a store queue based on a restoration operation. A determination is made as to whether a restoration operation to perform a bulk restore of a set of architected registers has completed. Based on determining that the restoration operation has completed, one or more store queue entries corresponding to the restoration operation are invalidated.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC DATA ENRICHMENT FROM MULTIPLE PUBLIC DATASETS IN DATA INTEGRATION TOOLS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300388

A source dataset is enriched by standardization of address data, date and time analysis, and demographic analysis. The enriched source dataset is used to form one or more distinct clusters that are unique combinations of values for one or more attributes of the enriched source dataset. One or more related datasets are found for each of the clusters, and the related datasets are merged into the enriched source dataset using a distributed join operation, wherein the distributed join allows each row of the source dataset to be joined with a different one of the related datasets, where the different one of the related datasets is closest to the cluster to which the row belongs.

RECIPROCATING TOOL

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301957

A reciprocating tool includes a motor, a reciprocating member, and a crank mechanism. The motor is disposed in a housing. The reciprocating member projects from the housing. The crank mechanism converts rotation of a rotation shaft of the motor into reciprocation of the reciprocating member. The crank mechanism rotates around an axis in a lateral direction by rotation transmission from the rotation shaft, and the crank mechanism includes a crank member having an eccentric pin, a connecting rod coupling the eccentric pin to the reciprocating member, and a balancer coupled to the eccentric pin, and the balancer is supported by the eccentric pin alone in the housing.

RECORDING HEAD WITH MULTIPLE MAGNETIC WRITERS SIMULTANEOUSLY WRITING TO ADJACENT TRACKS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301162

A recording head has a first magnetic writer and a second magnetic writer offset from the first magnetic writer in a downtrack and crosstrack direction. The recording head has leads configured to deliver respective first and second write and/or laser currents to the first and second writers. The first and second write and/or laser currents enable the first and second writers to simultaneously write to adjacent tracks of a magnetic disk.

DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR THE DETECTION OF ANALYTES

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299403

Disclosed are devices, systems, and methods for the rapid and accurate detection of analytes, including Salmonella.

RETRACTABLE THRUSTER SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180297679

Retractable thruster system for moving a thruster (1) on a vessel between an extended position, in which the thruster (1) is extended below a hull's bottom, and at least one retracted position, in which the thruster is located above the hull's bottom, the system comprising a canister (2) to which a thruster is mountable, wherein the canister is configured to be movable in a trunk (3) in a vessel's hull structure between said extended position and said at least one retracted position, and in which a rack-and-pinion lifting system is arranged to move the canister (3) in said trunk (3) between said extended position and said at least one retracted position, the lifting system including at least one rack (6) being fixedly connected to the vessel, and a pinion drive (7) including at least one pinion (8) arranged to cooperate with said at least one rack (6), said pinion drive being connected to the canister (2).

ROOF BOX

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180297536

A roof box includes: a body; lock mechanisms in both sides of the body to engage and fasten a storage portion and an openable/closable cover; unfastening mechanisms in each of the lock mechanisms provided in both sides of the body to release the engagement and fastening; opening/closing means to open or close the openable/closable cover with respect to any one of the lock mechanisms when the engagement and fastening of the other lock mechanism is released; a manipulation means to transmit an opening/closing operation signal for selecting the lock mechanisms for releasing the engagement and fastening and opening or closing the openable/closable cover using the opening/closing means; and a control means to receive the opening/closing operation signal from the manipulation means, output an engagement release signal to the selected lock mechanism, and output an opening/closing signal for releasing the openable/closable cover to the opening/closing means after the engagement is released.

TOPICAL GROUP COMMUNICATION AND MULTIMEDIA FILE SHARING ACROSS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302233

A method including receiving, from a participant, a request for starting an event including at least one second participant and a topic is provided. The method includes providing to one second participant an invitation to join the event, receiving, from any one of the participants, a document, and providing the document to all participants for view and/or editing, and providing the document to all participants upon request within a time period. The method includes granting access to the event to a participant, permitting the participant to access and modify the document in the event, and receiving a request from one of the participants to switch one of the first client device or a second client device used by a participant to continue to participate in the event. A system to perform the above method is also provided.