Total 7256 patents for "2018-10-18"

SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299480

A scanning probe microscope includes a position change unit that relatively changes positions of a fixed end of a cantilever and a surface of a sample S in a Z direction, a deflection amount measurement unit that measures a deflection amount of the cantilever, a Z direction movement distance detector that detects a movement distance in the Z direction while the fixed end is relatively moved with respect to the surface of the sample S from a predetermined initial position until a tip of a probe comes into contact with the surface of the sample S and the deflection amount becomes a predetermined value, and an initial position change unit that changes the initial position to a position further away from the surface of the sample S when the movement distance is below a predetermined lower limit.

Bulb Planter

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180295772

The bulb planter employs a pair of members which cooperate to form a generally cylindrical structure with a working end in a closed position. One member pivots to an open pivoted position wherein the members separate at the working ends. An angularly displaceable lever is forced toward a handle to actuate the member for pivoting. Upon release of the lever, the member pivots back to the closed position.

AL-ZN-CU ALLOY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298474

The present invention relates to an AlZnCu alloy comprising: 18 to 50 parts by weight of zinc; 0.05 to 5 parts by weight of copper; and the rest being aluminum, based on the total weight of the alloy, wherein a tensile strength is 230 to 450 MPa and an elongation is 2.75 to 10% in the cast state. According to the present invention, it is possible to provide an AlZnCu alloy having improved casting property, strength and elongation at the same time.

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING MATERIAL, A CONNECTOR SHIELDING SHELL AND A CABLE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180303013

Provided is an electromagnetic shielding material, a connector shielding shell and a cable, which includes the following raw materials in part by weight: 1 part of surfactant, 1 part of coupling agent, 1 part of reductant-oxidant, 1-3 part(s) of dispersant, 5 parts of silver, 1 part of carbon, 55 parts of graphene oxide, 40 parts of thermoplastic elastomer and 0.2-1 part of lubricant, which has the advantages of good shielding efficiency, good corrosion resistance, low weight, low material costs, high degree of automation, etc.

ANTENNA ELEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301789

The disclosure provides an antenna element. The antenna element comprises a metal substrate, a first closed slot, a feed part and a first matching part. The first closed slot is formed in the metal substrate, and comprises a first slot section and a second slot section, wherein the length of the first slot section is greater than the length of the second slot section. The feed part spans across the closed slot, the closed slot is divided into the first slot section and the second slot section by the feed part, the feed part is used for exciting the first slot section to generate a resonant mode in a first frequency band and generate a resonant mode in a second frequency band, and exciting the second slot section to generate a resonant mode in a third frequency band. The first matching part is formed on the first slot section, and is connected to parts of the metal substrate, which are positioned on two sides of the first slot section.

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DISTANCE ESTIMATION USING MULTIPLE IMAGE SENSORS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299258

Data streams from multiple image sensors may be combined in order to form, for example, an interleaved video stream, which can be used to determine distance to an object. The video stream may be encoded using a motion estimation encoder. Output of the video encoder may be processed (e.g., parsed) in order to extract motion information present in the encoded video. The motion information may be utilized in order to determine a depth of visual scene, such as by using binocular disparity between two or more images by an adaptive controller in order to detect one or more objects salient to a given task. In one variant, depth information is utilized during control and operation of mobile robotic devices.

DAMPER

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298663

A damper has a shell with a cavity. A rotating shaft is rotatably inserted into the cavity of the shell, the portion of the rotating shaft located in the cavity is provided with external thread; a guiding sleeve with internal thread can move along axially reciprocatingly to attach to the shell cavity, and the internal thread and the male thread of the rotating shaft are screwed together; A guiding structure is provided in the shell cavity. The guiding sleeve is engaged or disengaged with the guiding structure by axial movement, and when the two are disengaged, the guiding sleeve can rotate with the rotating shaft. The guiding sleeve is provided with a one-way valve passage. The one-way valve passage opens when the guiding sleeve is axially disengaged with the guiding structure. When the guiding sleeve moves axially in the reverse direction, the one-way valve passage is closed.

GASOLINE PARTICULATE FILTER

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298800

A catalytic wall-flow monolith filter having three-way catalytic activity for use in an emission treatment system of a positive ignition internal combustion engine comprising a porous filter substrate having a first face and a second face defining a longitudinal direction there between and first and second pluralities of channels extending in the longitudinal direction, wherein the first plurality of channels is open at the first face and closed at the second face and the channels of the first plurality of channels are defined in part by channel wall surfaces, wherein the second plurality of channels is open at the second face and closed at the first face and the channels of the second plurality of channels are defined in part by channel wall surfaces and wherein channel walls between the channel wall surfaces of the first plurality of channels and the channel wall surfaces of the second plurality of channels are porous, wherein a first on-wall coating comprising catalytic material having a layer thickness is present on at least the channel wall surfaces of the first plurality of channels, wherein the catalytic material on channel wall surfaces of the first plurality of channels comprises one or more platinum group metal selected from the group consisting of (i) rhodium (Rh) only; (ii) palladium (Pd) only; (iii) platinum (Pt) and rhodium (Rh); (iv) palladium (Pd) and rhodium (Rh); and (v) platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd) and rhodium (Rh) and a refractory metal oxide support, wherein: (i) an amount by weight of the one or more platinum group metal, per unit volume of the on-wall coating present on channel wall surfaces of the first plurality of channels varies continually along the longitudinal direction; and/or (ii) the layer thickness of the on-wall coating present on channel wall surfaces of the first plurality of channels varies continually along the longitudinal direction.

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DISASSEMBLING AMYLOID FIBRILS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296683

The present disclosure provides multivalent polymer-peptide conjugate compositions capable of breaking already formed amyloid fibrils. Also provided are methods of treating a subject having or suspected of having Alzheimer's disease by administering a therapeutically effective amount of these multivalent polymer-peptide conjugate compositions.

COMPACT COOLING DEVICE WITH RADIAL FAN ADHESIVELY BONDED TO A HEAT SINK

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298921

In order to give an especially compact, cost-effective and electromagnetically compatible design to a cooling device with a heat sink and a radial fan arranged in or on the receiving area of the heat sink, the bushing is adhesively bonded onto the heat sink in or on the receiving area, or the bushing is integrally designed with the heat sink.

PIPE CONNECTION STRUCTURE, PIPE CONNECTION UNIT, AND CONNECTION METHOD OF PIPE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299045

A first ring and a second ring are inserted through the pipe. The pipe is inserted through a fastening member, and a tip of the pipe is inserted into a first concave part of the joint. By screwing a screw part of the fastening member to a screw part of the joint, the first ring and the second ring are pressed against the first contact surface provided to the first concave part, and bite into the pipe to fix the pipe. Further, the pipe fixed by the first ring and the second ring is moved to a joint side by a pressing force to press an orifice plate installed in the joint. Consequently, it is possible to maintain sealability of a flow path in the joint at a plurality of places including a place of the orifice plate.

HONEY COLLECTION AND EXTRACTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180295815

A honey collection and extraction system includes a honey collection assembly including a housing, a helical honey frame, at least one top brood box, at least one bottom brood box, a first queen excluder, a second queen excluder and a plurality of gears; and honey extraction assembly including a helical body, a head attachment having a honeycomb cutting apparatus, an extraction pipe and a power source. The honey collection and extraction system is useful for providing improved honey collection means and a means for time efficient, no-mess honey extraction.

DOOR LOCK DETECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298640

Systems and methods for detecting whether a door lock bolt is engaged with a door jamb recess in a locked position is provided. Certain of the systems and methods described herein detect engagement between a door lock bolt and door jamb recess using a motor current signature. Certain of the systems and methods described herein detect engagement between a door lock bolt and door jamb recess using a bolt vibration signature.

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AN ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE HAVING A WAVE MODE THAT MITIGATES INTERFERENCE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301812

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, receiving an electrical signal, and generating on an outer surface of a transmission medium, according to the electrical signal, electromagnetic waves having a target wave mode. At least a portion of electric fields of the electromagnetic waves has a spatial alignment that reduces a propagation loss of the electromagnetic waves when the electric fields of the electromagnetic waves propagate through a substance disposed on the outer surface of the transmission medium in a direction of propagation of the electromagnetic waves. Other embodiments are disclosed.

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY INSULATING POROUS LAYER

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301755

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery insulating porous layer usable as a member of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery having an excellent cycle characteristic is provided. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery insulating porous layer includes a thermoplastic resin, porosity of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery insulating porous layer being not less than 25% and not more than 80%, and a ratio of a displacement amount of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery insulating porous layer at tenth loading-unloading cycle to a displacement amount of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery insulating porous layer at fiftieth loading-unloading cycle being not less than 100% and less than 115%.

SEISMIC DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM WITH SELECTIVELY ENABLED SENSOR UNITS, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299574

A disclosed seismic survey system includes one or more streamer(s) each having multiple spaced apart sensor units, and a data recording and control system. Each sensor unit receives a command from the data recording and control system, and operates in an enabled state or a disabled state dependent upon the command. The data recording and control system collects and stores data from enabled sensor units. The sensor units produce data when in the enabled state, and dissipate significantly less electrical power in the disabled state. A described sensor unit includes one or more sensor(s), an analog-to-digital converter, and a control unit that enables or disables the analog-to-digital converter dependent upon the command. A disclosed method for acquiring seismic survey data includes issuing an enable or disable command to each of multiple spaced apart sensor units, and receiving and storing data from those sensor units that are enabled.

ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY HAVING HIGH FLEXIBILITY AND BATTERY CELL INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301760

The present invention provides an electrode assembly, including two or more positive electrode plates and two or more negative electrode plates laminated with each of separators interposed therebetween, wherein both side end portions of the electrode assembly are bent together in the same direction by a curvature radius (R) satisfying the following Equation 1:

Mop Bucket

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296060

An improved mop bucket with nesting reservoir and strainer (dewatering) portions. In the stored configuration, the strainer portion nests within the reservoir portion, and in the assembled configuration for use, the back wall of the stainer portion connects to the back wall of the reservoir portion in back-to-back relationship. The strainer portion includes a port in the back wall that allows water to drain into the reservoir portion through a slot in the back wall of the reservoir portion when in the assembled configuration.

VISUAL COLLABORATION INTERFACE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299966

Embodiments described herein includes a system comprising a processor coupled to display devices, sensors, remote client devices, and computer applications. The computer applications orchestrate content of the remote client devices simultaneously across the display devices and the remote client devices, and allow simultaneous control of the display devices. The simultaneous control includes automatically detecting a gesture of at least one object from gesture data received via the sensors. The detecting comprises identifying the gesture using only the gesture data. The computer applications translate the gesture to a gesture signal, and control the display devices in response to the gesture signal.

DNA Detection Method and Device Therefor

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298435

The present invention was made to provide novel methods for detecting DNA and devices therefor. Specifically, the present invention is a method of detecting DNA including the steps of: adding, to an oil, a fluorescently-labeled probe, a DNA intercalator, and a DNA solution containing a target DNA to produce droplets; performing PCR on the droplets; and measuring fluorescence from the fluorescently-labeled probe and fluorescence from the DNA intercalator, wherein the DNA solution has a concentration at which each droplet is produced so as to contain one or less target DNA molecule. In addition, the present invention is a DNA detection device including a droplet production unit, a thermal cycler unit, and a fluorescence detection unit which perform these steps.

ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301654

An organic EL display device includes a TFT substrate (substrate) and an organic EL element (electroluminescent element) provided on the TFT substrate, a first leveled layer provided covering the organic EL element; an inorganic layer provided on the first leveled layer; and a second leveled layer provided on the inorganic layer. Further, the first and second leveled layers are configured by diisocyanate.

WIND-TURBINE ROTOR BLADE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A WIND-TURBINE ROTOR BLADE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298877

A wind-turbine rotor blade having a rotor blade portion which comprises an inner rotor blade portion with a first end having a plurality of fastening units for fastening to a hub of a wind turbine and a second end having a flange for fastening further portions of the wind-turbine rotor blade, wherein the inner rotor blade portion is produced from polymer concrete, wherein the rotor blade portion has a plurality of resin-impregnated fiber-composite laid scrims or rovings which are wound around the inner rotor blade portion.

USE OF BLOCKCHAIN BASED DISTRIBUTED CONSENSUS CONTROL

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299852

A system for the cryptographically-secure, autonomous control of devices comprising, connected to or remotely operating devices in an electrically powered network and the transaction of the benefits, costs or value created by or transacted through the devices in this electrically powered network.

RESPIRATOR

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296864

A mask or shield comprising a flow of positive pressure air directed through substantially opposing jets that creates a stream of laminar flow filtered air to create a turbulent air pocket therein for supplying filtered breathing air to a wearer's face and to exclude outside unpurified air. Also a mask or shield comprising a flow of positive pressure air directed via a powered impeller unit that is configured to distribute positively pressurised filtered breathable air inside the face mask in a substantially 360 plane or arc substantially parallel to the internal surface of the face mask and to exclude external unpurified air. The mask is separated from and does not form a seal around a wearer's face unless required such as in a deadly environment or malfunction.

AUTOMATIC BID GENERATION

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300768

Example techniques may include: receiving information from a content provider; generating a bidding strategy based on the information, where the bidding strategy indicates a percentage of first content to be presented at a specified location on a computing device display; generating an initial bid for the one or more criteria associated with the first content in a content auction based on performance of second content that has one or more attributes in common with the first content, where the initial bid includes a monetary amount to pay in the content auction for an action relating to the first content; determining performance metrics for the one or more criteria and the initial bid based on results of the content auction; and automatically determining a revised bid for the one or more criteria based on the performance metrics and the bidding strategy.

CONVERTER ARCHITECTURE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301986

Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for supplying voltage to a load and battery. In one implementation, an unregulated DC-to-DC converter is electrically connected to a first energy source to down convert a first voltage supplied by the first energy source. A load is electrically connected to the unregulated DC-to-DC converter to receive the down converted first voltage. A regulated DC-to-DC converter is electrically connected to the unregulated DC-to-DC converter to regulate the down converted first voltage to a second voltage. A second power source is electrically connected to the regulated DC-to-DC converter to charge the second power source using the second voltage, and the second power source is switchably connectable to the load.