Total 7256 patents for "2018-10-18"

ANGLING EVENT DETECTING AND REPORTING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180295829

Provided herein is an angling event detecting and reporting apparatus to identify and report angling events, the apparatus comprising an angling event sensor adapted to be located in the reel of a fishing rod and generating data indicative of a parameter of the rod or reel when the rod or reel is in use. Additionally, there may be at least one processor in communication with the angling event sensor programmed to identify an angling event based on the data indicative of a parameter of the rod or reel.

ULTRASOUND IMAGING SYSTEM HAVING AUTOMATIC IMAGE PRESENTATION

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296185

An ultrasound imaging system includes an interventional medical device having a first tracking element that generates tip location data based on an EM locator field. An ultrasound probe has an ultrasound transducer mechanism and a second tracking element. The ultrasound transducer mechanism has an active ultrasound transducer array that generates two-dimensional ultrasound slice data at any of a plurality of discrete imaging locations within a three-dimensional imaging volume. The second tracking element generates probe location data based on the EM locator field. A processor circuit is configured to execute program instructions to generate an ultrasound image for display, and is configured to generate a positioning signal based on the tip location data and the probe location data to dynamically position the active ultrasound transducer array so that the two-dimensional ultrasound slice data includes the distal tip of the interventional medical device.

AUTOMATIC AIR FILTER WITH ENHANCED AIR FLOW FILTERING AREA

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296960

An air filter system in accordance with the present invention includes a filter housing that defines an airflow channel. A supply roll of a filter medium, and a take-up roll for receiving the filter medium from the supply roll are positioned parallel to each other in the airflow channel. A plurality of wire mesh diverter-screens are positioned between the supply roll and the take-up roll to establish a tortuous path for statically positioning the filter medium across the airflow channel. Periodically, the take-up roll can be rotated to draw replacement filter medium into position on the tortuous path.

LIPIDS AND LIPID COMPOSITIONS FOR THE DELIVERY OF ACTIVE AGENTS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296677

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ANTI-ALIASING ADAPTIVE SHADER WITH PIXEL TILE COVERAGE RASTER RULE SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300944

Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide away to render edges of an object defined by multiple tessellation triangles. More particularly, systems, apparatuses and methods may provide a way to perform anti-aliasing at the edges of the object based on a coarse pixel rate, where the coarse pixels may be based on a coarse Z value indicate a resolution or granularity of detail of the coarse pixel. The systems, apparatuses and methods may use a shader dispatch engine to dispatch raster rules to a pixel shader to direct the pixel shader to include, in a tile and/or tessellation triangle, one more finer coarse pixels based on a percent of coverage provided by a finer coarse pixel of a tessellation triangle at or along the edge of the object.

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ENRICHMENT OF AMPLIFICATION PRODUCTS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298434

In some aspects, the present disclosure provides methods for enriching amplicons, or amplification products, comprising a concatemer of at least two or more copies of a target polynucleotide. In some embodiments, a method comprises sequencing the amplicons comprising at least two or more copies of a target polynucleotide. In some embodiments, the target polynucleotides comprise sequences resulting from chromosome rearrangement, including but not limited to point mutations, single nucleotide polymorphisms, insertions, deletions, and translocations including fusion genes. In some aspects, the present disclosure provides compositions and reaction mixtures useful in the described methods.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING AN ADVERTISEMENT BASED ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION USING A MOBILE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300754

Methods and systems for performing an advertisement-based electronic transaction using a mobile device are provided herein. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein comprises a system for performing an advertisement-based electronic transaction using a mobile device. The system comprises a database for storing and maintaining payment information for mobile users and a mobile backend server that receives, from a mobile device of a user, first information about an item or transaction, wherein the mobile device received the first information from an advertisement available to the mobile device, and second information about the user, that processes the first and second information to determine transaction information and to generate payment information, and that sends the transaction and payment information to a payment network for processing the ecommerce transaction.

USE OF DNS INFORMATION AS TRIGGER FOR DYNAMIC IPV4 ADDRESS ALLOCATION

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302367

A first request, to access a web site associated with a domain name, is obtained at a gateway router interposed between a local area network and an internet service provider's infrastructure, from a host on the local area network. The gateway router has Domain Name Service (DNS) resolver capability. The first request is received while the gateway router has upstream connectivity to the internet service provider's infrastructure via IPv6 but not via IPv4. Further steps include sending, from the gateway router, the first request; obtaining, at the gateway router, an indication that an IPv4 address will imminently be required for the gateway router; and, responsive to obtaining the indication, sending, from the gateway router, into the internet service provider's infrastructure, a second request, for an IPv4 address for the gateway router.

STREAMLINED UTILITY PORTALS FOR MANAGING DEMAND-RESPONSE EVENTS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302411

A method for automatically enrolling a smart-home device in a demand-response program includes receiving an identification of a user account that is sent from a utility provider computer system based on an agreement that the smart-home device will be enrolled in the demand-response program. The identification of the user account is also sent to indicate to the device management server that the smart-home device should be sent to a location associated with the user account. The method also includes causing the smart-home device to be sent to the location associated with the user account. The method additionally includes receiving an indication from the smart-home device that the smart-home device has been installed at the location associated with the user account, and enrolling the smart-home device in the demand-response program.

TUNNELING FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR (TFET) HAVING A SEMICONDUCTOR FIN STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301547

A tunneling field effect transistor is formed from a fin of semiconductor material on a support substrate. The fin of semiconductor material includes a source region, a drain region and a channel region between the source region and drain region. A gate electrode straddles over the fin at the channel region. Sidewall spacers are provided on each side of the gate electrode. The source of the transistor is made from an epitaxial germanium content source region grown from the source region of the fin and doped with a first conductivity type. The drain of the transistor is made from an epitaxial silicon content drain region grown from the drain region of the fin and doped with a second conductivity type.

INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION INFORMATION CONTEXTUALIZATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300437

An industrial data presentation system leverages structured data types defined on industrial devices to generate and deliver meaningful presentations of industrial data. Industrial devices are configured to support structured data types referred to as basic information data types (BIDTs) comprising a finite set of structured information data types, including a rate data type, a state data type, an odometer data type, and an event data type. The BIDTs are discoverable by a gateway device on which models of industrial assets can be defined, where the models reference the BIDTs defined on the industrial devices. The gateway device can retrieve industrial data from the data tags, formatted in accordance with the data types and associated user-defined metadata specific to the respective data types. The gateway device or a separate application server system can then generate graphical presentations of the industrial data in accordance with the model and the metadata.

CONSOLE DRAWER WITH DELAYED ARTICULATING CUP HOLDERS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180297500

Methods and apparatus are provided for a console assembly for a vehicle. The apparatus comprises a console structure and a movable structure that is supported for movement in and out from the console structure. Additionally, the console assembly includes a cup holder structure that is supported by the movable structure. The cup holder structure includes a cup holder that is supported for movement by the movable structure between a retracted position and an extended position. The cup holder is configured to remain substantially in the retracted position as the movable structure moves between a first position and a second position. The cup holder is configured to move between the retracted position and the extended position as the movable structure moves between the second position and a third position.

Topical Neurological Stimulation

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296836

A topical nerve stimulator patch and system are provided comprising a dermal patch; an electrical signal generator associated with the patch; a signal receiver to activate the electrical signal generator; a power source for the electrical signal generator associated with the patch and an electrical signal activation device.

SELECTIVE OXIDATION OF 5-METHYLCYTOSINE BY TET-FAMILY PROTEINS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298431

The present invention provides for novel methods for regulating and detecting the cytosine methylation status of DNA. The invention is based upon identification of a novel and surprising catalytic activity for the family of TET proteins, namely TET1, TET2, TET3, and CXXC4. The novel activity is related to the enzymes being capable of converting the cytosine nucleotide 5-methylcytosine into 5-hydroxymethylcytosine by hydroxylation.

METHODS AND NODES FOR COMMUNICATION OF A MESSAGE OVER A RADIO LINK

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302200

A network node, a User Equipment, UE and methods therein, for handling a message transmitted over a radio link. The network node generates a first set of identity check bits for a first part of the message, based on the message and a first check identity, and further generates a second set of identity check bits valid for a second part of the message, based on the message, the first set of identity check bits and a second check identity. The message is then transmitted over the radio link with the first and second sets of identity check bits attached. The UE performs a first verification check using the second set of identity check bits and the second check identity, and performs a second verification check using the first set of identity check bits and the first check identity. The UE then handles the second message part based on the first verification check and the first message part based on the second verification check.

NON-SLIP TELEPHONE CORD HAIR TIE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180295962

A non-slip telephone cord hair tie includes an elastic body. The elastic body is wound in the form of a telephone cord. Two ends of the elastic body are connected to each other to form an annular shape. The elastic body is provided with an anti-slip rib thereon. The elastic body is wound in the form of a telephone cord instead of a conventional hair band, thereby increasing the elasticity without injuring the hair. When the hair is tied up, the winding space between the telephone cord will be interposed between the bundled hair so that the hair after tied looks more.

Multistage, Microchannel Condensers with Displaced Manifolds for Use in HVAC Systems

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299171

In one instance, a multistage microchannel condenser is provided for use as an aspect of a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The multistage microchannel condenser includes at least two pluralities of flat tubes having microchannels, each associated with a different refrigeration circuit, that are interspersed so that when only one refrigeration circuit is operational, the multistage microchannel condenser still does not have any substantial thermal dead spots. Manifolds are used on each end of the multistage microchannel condenser to fluidly couple members of the at least two pluralities of flat tubes such that the refrigerant in each refrigeration circuit remains separated while still using a majority of the area of the face of the multistage microchannel condenser. Other aspects are presented.

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300671

An inventory management system includes one or more radio frequency identification (RFID) readers each configured to detect RFID labels attached to inventory items within a certain radius of the RFID reader. The one or more RFID readers are configured to automatically determine a directional movement of RFID labels and attached inventory items. A first computer server is configured to communicate, via a network connection, with one or more client devices, and also configured to receive data gathered by the one or more RFID readers. The first computer server is configured to maintain a real-time inventory status of the inventory items. The real-time inventory status includes a location of the one or more RFID labels, and further includes a current usage state of the attached inventory items. The first computer server is configured to transmit the real-time inventory status to a display of the client device.

SOCIAL MEDIA SERVER FOR PROVIDING CLIENT WITH MEDIA CONTENT INCLUDING TAGGING INFORMATION AND THE CLIENT

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302462

Disclosed is a method for providing a media content including tagging information to a client terminal, which includes: by a social media server, when a media content is requested by a client terminal accessing the social media server, providing the requested media content and tagging information (13) of the requested media content to the client terminal.

TECHNIQUES FOR INTENT-BASED SEARCH FOR BOTS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300399

Techniques for intent-based search for bots are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a bot application interface component operative to receive a plurality of bot capability catalogs for a plurality of bots at a bot-service system, wherein each of the plurality of bot capability catalogs expresses bot capability in natural language for an associated bot; a client communication component operative to receive a user service prompt from a user client device, the user service prompt expressed in natural language; and identify one or more selected bots to the user client device in response to receiving the user service prompt from the user client device; and an interaction processing component operative to determine the one or more selected bots of the plurality of bots by matching the user service prompt against the plurality of bot capability catalogs. Other embodiments are described and claimed.

CONTROL SYSTEM, VEHICLE AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180297422

A control system for a motor vehicle includes a central tire inflation system (CTIS) electronic controller, the CTIS controller being configured to control the CTIS to cause inflation and deflation of one or more tires, the CTIS controller being configured to cause the CTIS to operate in a selected one of a plurality of operating modes in each of which the system is configured to set a pressure of one or more tires of the vehicle to a predetermined tire pressure value, the CTIS controller being configured to receive data indicative of a type of tire fitted to the vehicle, the controller being configured to prevent operation in a predetermined at least one of the plurality of operating modes in dependence on the data indicative of tire type.

FinFET Structure with Different Fin Heights and Method for Forming the Same

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301339

A method for forming FinFETs comprises forming a plurality of first fins and a plurality of second fins over a substrate and embedded in isolation regions, depositing a first photoresist layer over the substrate, removing the first photoresist layer over an n-type region, applying a first ion implantation process to the first isolation regions, wherein dopants with a first polarity type are implanted in the first isolation regions, depositing a second photoresist layer over the substrate, removing the second photoresist layer over a p-type region, applying a second ion implantation process to the second isolation regions, wherein dopants with a second polarity type are implanted in the second isolation regions, applying an annealing process to the isolation regions and recessing the first isolation regions and the second isolation regions through an etching process.

AIR BATTERY AND BUILDING INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301775

An air battery includes a positive electrode using oxygen as a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode containing metal as a negative electrode active material, and a sheet layer interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The positive electrode is formed in a solid state containing an electrolyte for ionizing the metal of the negative electrode and conductive particles. The sheet layer is made of a material containing no electrolytic solution and exhibiting hygroscopic properties. The sheet layer allows the electrolyte contained in the positive electrode to penetrate toward the negative electrode, and allows metal ions generated in the negative electrode to penetrate toward the positive electrode.

SVLAN Allocation Method and Device, and Ethernet Service Establishment Method and System

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302241

Disclosed are a method and apparatus for allocating SVLANs and a method and system for establishing an Ethernet service. The SVLANs allocation method of the present disclosure is applied for establishment of the Ethernet service and includes: pre-storing nodes in a transmission network bearing Ethernet service and SVLANs which have been used on the nodes; after receiving a SVLAN allocation request, automatically acquiring SVLANs which have been used on the nodes required for establishing the Ethernet service by the transmission network according to the stored nodes and SVLANs; and allocating a SVLAN which is not used by all of the nodes required for establishing the Ethernet service to the Ethernet service according to the acquisition result. The SVLANs allocation method of present disclosure can solve the problems of low efficiency of the current method for allocating the SVLANs manually and the requirement for automatic service establishment cannot be met

Treatment of Virus-Based Diseases of the Skin

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296620

A method for treatment of virus-based diseases of the skin, in particular, herpes simplex virus type-1 and herpes zoster, which comprises topically administering to the skin of a subject suffering from a virus-based disease of the skin a therapeutically amount of an aqueous, aqueous/alcohol, or natural plant oil extract of dandelion.

Creating Aisle Access for Autonomous Vehicle Parking

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299905

A method includes receiving a request for access associated with a selected one of a plurality of autonomous vehicles in an array that comprises a plurality of columns, wherein the selected autonomous vehicle is in a first one of the columns and blocked by one or more other autonomous vehicles in the first column and one or more other autonomous vehicles in a second one of the columns, and computing coordinated movements for one or more of the autonomous vehicles to provide the requested access such that in each of the first and second columns, one or more of the autonomous vehicles in the column are moved longitudinally to move the column, and the movement of each of the first and second columns collectively creates a temporary access aisle for the selected autonomous vehicle.

METHOD FOR DEVELOPING AN ASSEMBLY WHICH HAS AT LEAST ONE MECHATRONIC COMPONENT, AND A CORRESPONDING ARRANGEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300430

The invention relates to a method for developing an assembly, which at least includes one mechatronic component with a mechanical portion, an electrical portion, and an information technology portion, wherein the method includes the steps of: Developing the mechanical portions, the electrical continuous or periodic communicating of a development status information of the development process of at least a first of the portions to the development process of a second of the portions or to the development processes of the two remaining portions; and varying the development processes of the second of the portions or the development processes of both remaining portions, taking into account the development status information. The invention further relates to a respective arrangement.

ELIMINATION OF FALSE POSITIVES IN ANTIVIRUS RECORDS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300481

Systems and methods for managing antivirus records. A method can include providing a data store of antivirus records, providing an antivirus application to be executed on each of a plurality of user computers, and executing instructions by a remote server to implement a processing tool configured to collect an antivirus record parameter for a particular antivirus record and collect statistical data of a detection events associated with the antivirus record, and a processing tool to configured to determine a false activation using the antivirus record parameter and the statistical data.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMPENSATING FOR ACCURACY ERRORS OF A HEXAPOD

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299267

A method for compensating for accuracy errors of a hexapod is disclosed, said hexapod comprising a base, an actuation assembly having six linear translation actuators, a control unit, and a movable carriage comprising a platform connected to the base by means of the actuation assembly. The method includes a measurement step for determining geometry and positioning errors on the hexapod, the measurement step including sub-steps for determining positioning errors of the pivot centers on the carriage and on the base, for determining length errors of the actuators and for measuring positioning errors of the actuators along the path thereof, the compensation method also including a step for calculating, from measurements taken, error compensation values and a step for applying said error compensation values to the control unit of the hexapod, during subsequent use of said hexapod.

COPOLYAMIDE COMPOSITIONS WITH REDUCED CRYSTALLIZATION RATES

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298144

A copolyamide composition comprising a statistical copolyamide containing 70-99 wt % of diamine and dicarboxylic acid repeat units and 1-30 wt % of lactam or AA-BB repeat units, whereby incorporation of the comonomer lactam or AA-BB unit reduces the crystallization rate (longer crystallization times) while maintaining (1) high melting point, (2) low potential plate out, (3) low oxygen permeation, (4) high tensile strength and (5) puncture/tear resistance.