Total 7256 patents for "2018-10-18"

HYBRID VEHICLE TRANSMISSION

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180297463

A hybrid vehicle transmission includes input and output shafts, first and second motor/generators, a first planetary gear train in which one rotary element of three rotary elements is connected to the input shaft and another thereof is connected to the first motor/generator, a second planetary gear train in which one of three rotary elements is connected to the output shaft and another thereof is connected to the second motor/generator, a first external gear pair consisting of a first gear, connected to a remaining rotary element of the first planetary gear train, and a second gear, connected to a remaining rotary element of the second planetary gear train, and a second external gear pair consisting of a third gear, connected to the input shaft, and a fourth gear directly connected to one rotary element of the second planetary gear train.

REFRACTORY SYSTEM FOR LINING THE INTERIOR WALLS OF HIGH-TEMPERATURE FURNACES OR BOILERS AND METHOD OF PROTECTION

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299123

Refractory tile systems for covering an internal wall of a high temperature furnace or boiler are described. The systems may comprise a base tile having a front face and a back face, and a shielding tile having a front face and a back face. The back face of the base tile may comprise one or more attachment points for mounting the base tile to the internal wall using an anchoring system, wherein the shielding tile is equipped with a protrusion along a first side, extending from the back face of the shielding tile and adapted to stably arrange the shielding tile in a suspended position from the base tile when mounted to the internal wall, and an overhang along a second side opposite the first side and extending from the front side of the shielding tile, such that in a mounted position, the overhang partially covers an adjacent shielding tile.

DEVICE FOR CREATING FUNCTIONAL 3D MODELS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180297282

The device for creating functional 3D models consists of a casing of the device which houses an extruder and a drive mechanism, as well as display units and control units, all interconnected and the casing (1) of the device is provided with a mechanism (2) for inserting and fastening individual attachments (3) on its front side, which are provided with a chip (4) for transmitting information to a connector (5) located on the casing (1) of the device. The control unit can be equipped with a Bluetooth unit to receive and transmit wireless signal and the casing (1) can be provided with magnets (6) for fastening an external power supply.

DISPLAY CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180297525

A display control system of a vehicle includes a surround view module configured to generate a surround view including a predetermined top view image of vehicle and one or more features located within a predetermined area around the vehicle. A parking module is configured to selectively generate a parking signal when, for at least a predetermined period, a vehicle speed is less than a predetermined speed and at least one of: (i) an accelerator pedal position is less than a predetermined position; (ii) a brake pedal position indicates a request for vehicle braking; and (iii) a magnitude of a steering wheel angle is greater than a predetermined steering wheel angle. A display control module is configured to, in response to the generation of the parking signal, display the surround view on a display within the vehicle.

CATALYST ROLLER FOR GRAVITY-ASSISTED PARTICLE FLOW

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296999

Systems and methods are provided for controlling the flow and transport of catalyst particles within a reaction system. The flow of catalyst particles can be managed using a rotating disc or wheel that is configured within a roller volume to allow for control over the rate of catalyst flow while reducing or minimizing attrition of the catalyst particles. This can be achieved in part by maintaining a relationship between the center of the rotating disc, the inlet for catalyst particles to the roller volume, and the top wall of the roller volume so that catalyst particles are not exposed to compressive forces and/or abrasion during rotation of the disc. Additionally or alternately, the disc and roller volume surfaces can be configured to reduce or minimize the potential for catalyst particles to become trapped in dead space regions within the roller volume. By using a disc to provide force for transport of particles through the roller volume, the speed of catalyst movement can be controlled at relatively slow catalyst flow rates with a reduced or minimized risk for clogging or plugging within the roller volume.

DIFFERENT OVERLAYS IN AN INTERACTIVE TELEVISION SYSTEM FOR DIFFERENT TELEVISION CHANNELS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302685

Systems and methods are provided for customizing the display of interactive television overlays. A condition related to the display of an overlay on top of video for a television channel may be defined for each of a plurality of television channels. A default set of information types for an interactive television overlay (e.g., a FLIP overlay, a BROWSE overlay, etc.) may be defined for the plurality of television channels. When the overlay is displayed on top of video for a given television channel of the plurality of television channels, the overlay may include information of the default set of information types. One or more television channels of the plurality of television channels may be identified as channels for which the default set of information types does not apply (e.g., channels for which the overlay is not displayed or for which a custom set of information types is defined).

HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE WITH SPLITTED CHIMNEY STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299113

A heat dissipation structure (2) for a lighting device (1) is provided. The heat dissipation structure comprises at least two separate heat sinks (20, 10) for a light source (3) and a driver (7) for the light source, respectively. Each heat sink comprises fins (11, 21, 22) and a wall arrangement (15, 25). The at least two separate heat sinks are disposed along an axial direction of the lighting device. The fins of the at least two separate heat sinks are enclosed by the wall arrangements to form a chimney structure (30) arranged along (such as substantially parallel with) the axial direction of the lighting device. Further, the chimney structure comprises at least two sub-chimney structures (31, 32) arranged fluidly in parallel. The sub-chimney structures provide (accelerate) two air flows in parallel within the chimney structure, whereby cool air flows through the two sub-chimney structures simultaneously, which reduces heat concatenation.

BENDING-INSENSITIVE, RADIATION-RESISTANT SINGLE-MODE OPTICAL FIBER

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299615

The present invention relates to the field of single-mode optical fibers and discloses a bending-insensitive, radiation-resistant single-mode optical fiber, sequentially including from inside to outside: a core, inner claddings, and an outer cladding, all made from a quartz material. The inner claddings comprise, from inside to outside, a first fluorine-doped inner cladding and a second fluorine-doped inner cladding. The core and the first fluorine-doped inner cladding are not doped with germanium. The respective concentrations of other metal impurities and phosphorus are less than 0.1 ppm. By mass percent, the core has a fluorine dopant content of 0-0.45% and a chlorine content of 0.01-0.10%; the first fluorine-doped inner cladding has a fluorine concentration of 1.00-1.55%; and the second fluorine-doped inner cladding has a fluorine concentration of 3.03-5.00%.

PACKAGING SYSTEM FOR ANALYTE SENSORS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296749

A system and method are provided for packaging and sterilizing analyte sensors. The packaging system provides a structure for securing the analyte sensors in a fixed position and fixed orientation within the package.

SENSOR DEVICE AND SENSOR CONTROL DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296132

A sensor device includes: an inertia sensor; an electric wave sensor; and a controller configured to control transmission power of an electric wave of the electric wave sensor in accordance with a gravity direction which is detected by the inertia sensor.

ADAPTIVE COMPUTE SIZE PER WORKLOAD

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300847

Methods and apparatus relating to techniques for power management. In an example, an apparatus comprises logic, at least partially comprising hardware logic, to receive one or more frames for a workload, determine one or more compute resource parameters for the workload, and store the one or more compute resource parameters for the workload in a memory in association with workload context data for the workload. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.

PLASMONIC NANOPARTICLES AND LSPR-BASED ASSAYS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299458

Compositions, methods, devices, and systems are described for performing single-step, homogenous, localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR)-based plasmonic assays having exceptional assay sensitivity and extremely low limits of detection (LODs). Ag/Au core/shell nanoparticles are described, which may be used with LSPR sensors to develop single-step, homogeneous, LSPR-based assays.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SENDING LOCATION BASED ALERT MESSAGES

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302744

A method and a system for sending alert messages are provided. The method includes defining an alert area associated with an alert event. The method further identifies one or more cells at least partially overlapping with the alert area. The method furthermore performs a passive positioning to determine a first set of communication devices associated with the one or more cells. Thereafter, the method performs an active positioning on the first set of communication devices to identify a second set of communication devices present within the alert area. The method then sends an alert message to the second set of communication devices.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTION OF NEUROTRANSMITTERS AND PROTEINS IN THE CARDIAC SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296145

The present invention provides a device and methods of use related to the use of electrodes to detect the presence and abundance of various biochemical compounds of interest with high spatial and temporal resolution.

COST-EFFECTIVE METHOD TO FORM A RELIABLE MEMORY DEVICE WITH SELECTIVE SILICIDATION AND RESULTING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301464

A method of forming a memory device with a dielectric blocking layer and selective silicidation and the resulting device are provided. Embodiments include forming a memory stack on a substrate; forming a conformal insulating layer over sidewalls and an upper surface of the memory stack and the substrate; forming an interpoly dielectric structure adjacent to each sidewall of the insulating layer; forming a conformal polysilicon silicon layer over the insulating layer and interpoly dielectric structures; forming an optical planarization layer over the polysilicon layer; planarizing the optical planarization and polysilicon layers down to the memory stack; forming a dielectric blocking layer over the memory stack and substrate; forming a patterning stack over the dielectric blocking layer, the patterning stack covering a portion of the memory stack; and removing the dielectric blocking, optical planarization, and polysilicon layers on opposite sides of the patterning stack.

Downlink Emergency Service Transmission Method, Base Station, User Equipment, and System

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302778

A downlink emergency service transmission method and a system, where the method includes reserving, by a base station from system resource, resource as reserved resource for transmitting a downlink emergency service, sending, by the base station, first indication information to user equipment, so as to instruct the user equipment to receive a downlink emergency service by using a resource indicated by the first indication information, where the first indication information is used to indicate the reserved resource, and sending, by the base station, the downlink emergency service to the user equipment by using the reserved resource.

STEEL PLATE FOR STRUCTURAL PIPES OR TUBES, METHOD OF PRODUCING STEEL PLATE FOR STRUCTURAL PIPES OR TUBES, AND STRUCTURAL PIPES AND TUBES

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298460

Disclosed is, as a high-strength steel plate of API X100 grade or higher, a steel plate for structural pipes or tubes that exhibits high strength in a rolling direction and that has only a small difference between strength in a rolling direction and strength in a direction perpendicular to the rolling direction (exhibiting high material homogeneity) without addition of large amounts of alloying elements. The steel plate for structural pipes or tubes disclosed herein has: a specific chemical composition; a microstructure mainly composed of bainite and containing martensite austenite constituent in an area fraction of less than 3.0%; a tensile strength in the rolling direction of 760 MPa or more; and TS C TS L being 30 MPa or less in terms of absolute value, where TS C denotes a tensile strength in a direction perpendicular to the rolling direction.

Large Scale Facet Counting on Sliced Counting Lists

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300396

An approach is provided in which an information handling system matches a set of documents, from a corpus of documents, to a query received from a client. The information handling system determines an amount of facets corresponding to the matching set of documents by dynamically dividing the corpus of documents into multiple sub-corpuses and performing complement facet counting on at least one of the sub-corpuses. In turn, the information handling system sends a set of results to the client that includes the determined amount of facets corresponding to the matching set of documents.

LIGHT GUIDE ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS WITH ENHANCED LIGHT COUPLING

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299098

A face-lit waveguide illumination system employing a planar slab or plate of an optically transmissive material. A light source is optically coupled a linear optical element which is formed in or attached to a face of the waveguide and is configured to inject light at an angle permitting for light propagation by means of a total internal reflection. Light is propagated through the waveguide towards a predetermined direction in response to optical transmission and total internal reflection. Light extraction features located along the prevailing path of light propagation extract light from the waveguide and emit such light towards a surface normal direction.

SAMPLE QUANTIFICATION BY DISC CENTRIFUGATION

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299444

To overcome the limitations of existing particle quantification techniques, the inventors used disc centrifugation in combination with a detector, to quantify particles, in particular virus particles.

SUBSTITUTED PYRROLIDINES AS G-PROTEIN COUPLED RECEPTOR 43 AGONISTS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180297944

The present invention is directed to novel compounds of formula (I) and their use in treating and/or preventing metabolic diseases.

PROPHYLACTIC AND THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR RETT SYNDROME (RTT) COMPRISING GHRELIN AS ACTIVE INGREDIENT

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296647

A prophylactic and therapeutic agent for Rett Syndrome (RTT) is provided, a pharmaceutical composition comprising ghrelin and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and a prophylactic and therapeutic agent for RTT comprising a therapeutically effective amount of ghrelin. The side chain of serine at the 3rd position of ghrelin is modified with octanoic acid.

System and Method for Providing Explicit Feedback in Communications Systems with Multi-Point Connectivity

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302888

A method for transmitting feedback includes receiving feedback configuration information for explicit channel feedback for a plurality of transmit beam-receive beam combinations (TRBCs) between the user device and transmit-receive points (TRPs) of a multi-point set associated with the user device, generating the explicit channel feedback for the plurality of TRBCs, generating at least one modified uplink resource for each TRP in a subset of the TRPs of the multi-point set, the modified uplink resources are generated in accordance with the feedback configuration information, the modified uplink resources are configured to convey the explicit channel feedback to the subset of TRPs of the multi-point set, and transmitting the modified uplink resources to the subset of the TRPs of the multi-point set, where the at least one modified uplink resource associated with a TRP in the subset of the TRPs is transmitted to the TRP using a single TRBC.

FILTRATION AND REUSE OF SURFACTANT-CONTAINING PRODUCED WATER FOR OIL RECOVERY

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296985

A method for recovering oil from an oil bearing formation including the steps of: i) recovering an oil-water mixture from the oil-bearing formation; ii) separating at least a portion of the oil from the oil-water mixture to form a produced water; iii) adding a polymeric alkylene oxide surfactant having a Mw of less than 10000 Da to the produced water; iv) passing the produced water through a polymeric membrane to form a permeate stream and a retentate stream; and v) injecting the permeate stream into the oil bearing formation.

LIQUID PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296674

The present invention relates to novel liquid pharmaceutical compositions of adalimumab, which include adalimumab or a biosimilar thereof, and at least one component selected from the group consisting of: a polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) surfactant, an inositol sugar stabiliser, and a gluconate salt toncifier. Such a combination of components furnishes formulations having a stability (e.g. on storage and when exposed to stress) which is comparable to or an improvement upon those known in the art, and with fewer ingredients. Such advances will help adalimumab treatments to become more widely available at lower cost, and prolong the viability of pre-loaded delivery devices (e.g. pre-filled syringes) to reduce unnecessary waste of the drug.

NEUTRON DETECTOR AND DOSE RATE METER USING BERYLLIUM-LOADED MATERIALS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299570

An apparatus and method for improving the sensitivity and energy response of neutron detectors and neutron dose rate meters. A beryllium layer is added to neutron detector moderators to improve the sensitivity of the detector. Energy dependence of the sensitivity is optimized by controlling the amount of beryllium in the moderator and by specifying the geometrical design parameters. The beryllium layer, in combination with additional material layers in the moderator, makes the detector response function correspond to the theoretical one in a wide range of energies. Response parameters of the neutron dose rate meter are within 20% of the theoretical response function in the neutron energy range from 500 keV to 10 GeV, and also in the energy range corresponding to thermal neutrons (about 1-100 meV).

POSITIONING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND TERMINAL

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302874

The present disclosure describes a positioning method. In one example method, a target network identifier associated with a mobile terminal is obtained. A determination is made on whether positioning information of a region associated with the obtained target network identifier is stored locally at the mobile terminal. In response to determining that the positioning information of the region is not stored locally at the mobile terminal, the positioning information of the region is downloaded from a server to the mobile terminal and stored at the mobile terminal. In response to receiving a positioning request, geographical location information corresponding to the obtained target network identifier is obtained by the mobile terminal and from the locally stored positioning information of the region stored at the mobile terminal.

LIGHT SOURCE MODULE FOR LIGHTING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299093

A light source module for an illumination device and the illumination device are provided. The illumination device comprises a stationary base having a first fixing structure. The light source module comprises a seat, at least one light emitting diode and a heat dissipation body. The seat extends along an axis and has a carrying surface. The light emitting diode is disposed on the carrying surface. The heat dissipation body is connected with an end of the seat and has a second fixing structure which is able to assemble with the first fixing structure so that the light source module can be secured on the stationary base of the light source module. Thereby, the length of the seat can be reduced and the heat dissipation efficiency of the heat dissipation body can be increased.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EVALUATING CUSTOMER PREMISES NETWORKS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302310

A tester system described herein enables a user (e.g., a field technician) to efficiently and conveniently upgrade, evaluate and troubleshoot customer premises networks and equipment. The tester system includes a dedicated tester device that is wirelessly coupled to a handheld device. In response to user input, the handheld device remotely controls the dedicated tester device to execute a testing routine to evaluate one or more customer premises wired and/or wireless networks.

REMOVING POLYSILICON

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298282

Methods include exposing polysilicon to an aqueous composition comprising nitric acid, poly-carboxylic acid and ammonium fluoride, and removing a portion of the polysilicon selective to an oxide using the aqueous composition.