Total 7256 patents for "2018-10-18"

HAND TOOL FOR CURRENT SENSING

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301880

A hand tool for current sensing includes a body (110) and a current sensing module (200). The body (110) includes two clamping handles (120) pivotally connected by a pivot (130), two pliers jaws (140) disposed at respective one ends of the two clamping handles (120) respectively, and a clamping structure (150) disposed at the two pliers jaws (140). The current sensing module (200) is detachably coupled to any of the pliers jaws (140) and is arranged adjacent to the clamping structure (150). The current sensing module (200) includes an alert unit (220) for sending out an alert signal. Accordingly, an operator can sense whether a cable carries a current by means of the hand tool, thus ensuring safety of the operator during work.

Social Context in Augmented Reality

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300822

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving visual information captured by a recording device associated with a first user, the visual information capturing aspects of a physical environment of the recording device; based on the visual information, identifying a second user within the physical environment; in response to identifying the second user, retrieving information about a particular action the second user has performed on the social-networking system with respect to a concept or third user; and in response to retrieving the information about the particular action, sending the information about the particular action to the first user while the first user and the second user are both within the physical environment.

FRAME ASSEMBLY FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE DISPLAY

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302994

A display assembly includes an electronic display that comprises a collection of substrate layers and that has a first outline. The display assembly also includes a cover lens that: (i) is affixed to the electronic display, (ii) has a second outline that is larger than the first outline, and (iii) forms a stepped area at an overlap between the first and second outlines. The display assembly further includes a frame that: (a) supports a portion of the electronic display on at least two opposing sides of the electronic display, (b) attaches to the cover lens such that a substantial portion of the stepped area is covered by a portion of the frame, and (c) connects to a housing of an electronic device such that the display assembly is supported by the housing of the electronic device via the frame being connected to the housing of the electronic device.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A COLLOBORATIVE REPLY OVER AN AD-HOC MESH NETWORK

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300760

An approach is provided for providing a collaborative reply to a flooding message over an ad-hoc mesh network. A reply message to a flooding message is received by a wireless node within the ad-hoc network. The wireless node monitors for an acknowledgement of receipt of the reply message according to a routing table and initiates a scheduled transmission of the reply message based on the monitoring.

THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR (TFT), MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301565

A thin-film transistor (TFT) and a manufacturing method thereof, an array substrate and a display device are provided. The TFT includes: a base substrate; a gate electrode and a gate insulating layer, disposed on the base substrate; and an active layer, wherein the gate insulating layer is disposed between the active layer and the gate electrode; the active layer includes a channel region and a doped region disposed on at least one side of the channel region; and the gate insulating layer is provided with a protrusion which is disposed between the doped region and the gate electrode.

ELECTRIC BICYCLE, IMMOBILIZER FOR AN ELECTRIC BICYCLE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRIC BICYCLE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180297656

An electric bicycle has an electric motor and an electric energy store for supplying energy to the electric motor. Accordingly, the bicycle has a first controller coupled to the electric motor and is configured to store a first keycode. The bicycle has a second controller coupled to the energy store and is configured to store a second keycode. The controllers are connected or can be connected to a data transmission system, which is a bus. The first and second controllers are configured such that at least one specified controller of the controllers receives the keycode of the other controller. The specified controller is configured to determine whether its keycode matches the received keycode of the other controller using specified criteria. An immobilizer for an electric bicycle can be formed from these components.

A Lever For A Steering Column Assembly

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180297625

A locking lever for a clamp mechanism of a steering column assembly comprises a first portion, a second portion that extends from the first portion, and a connecting portion or region located between the first portion to the second portion about which the second portion will preferentially breakaway from the first portion in the event of an impact by an occupant of the vehicle on the second part, the lever further comprising a flexible tether that prevents the second portion fully separating from the first portion after the lever has broken about the connection portion or region.

METHOD OF MODIFYING A CONVENTIONAL DIRECT INJECTOR AND MODIFIED INJECTOR ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298860

The present disclosure relates to a method of modifying a conventional injector (e.g., a high pressure direct fuel injector) and to the modified injector resulting therefrom. The modified injector provides a fluid flow rate and/or fluid spray plume (i.e., pattern) which is different than the fluid flow rate and/or fluid spray plume (i.e., pattern) of the original conventional injector. In one embodiment, provided is a modified injector used in internal combustion engines for fuel delivery directly into the combustion chamber.

PACKAGING MACHINE HAVING AN IMPROVED ADJUSTMENT FUNCTION

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180297730

An apparatus comprising a packaging machine, which comprises a control unit having a process parameter generator designed to determine specific process parameters for a production process of the packaging machine. The control unit of the packaging machine also comprises a recipe generator for an adjustment process of the packaging machine preceding the production process or can be connected to a recipe generator of the apparatus, which generator is designed as a separate unit. The respective recipe generator comprises a set of rules for determining recipe variables for the adjustment process of the packaging machine and is designed to generate the recipe variables with reference to a plurality of data and to form therefrom a recipe data set for the adjustment process of the packaging machine. A method for using the apparatus is also included.

TREATMENT OF ASTHMA AND CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE WITH ANTI-PROLIFERATE AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296539

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for treatment of respiratory disorders such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic sinusitis, including cystic fibrosis, interstitial fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and neoplasia. The method involves administration, preferably oral, nasal or pulmonary administration, of anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative drugs (rapamycin or paclitaxel and their analogues) and an additive.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE WITH A RADIO DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA HAVING A FIBER OPTIC LINK

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302162

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transceiver that converts first modulated channel signals in a first spectral segment to the first modulated channel signals in a second spectral segment based on signal processing of the first modulated channel signals and without modifying the signaling protocol of the first modulated channel signals. The transceiver transmits, via a fiber optic cable, a transmission signal including a first reference signal with the first modulated channel signals in the second spectral segment to a network element of a plurality of network elements of the distributed antenna system for wireless distribution of the first modulated channel signals to mobile communication devices in the first spectral segment. The first reference signal enables the distributed antenna system to reduce a phase error during processing of the first modulated channel signals from the second spectral segment to the first spectral segment.

OPTICAL ELEMENT, AND OPTICAL ELEMENT-EQUIPPED ARTICLE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299596

A concavo-convex structure forming layer with a concavo-convex structure on one surface; and a light-reflecting layer on at least part of a surface of the concavo-convex structure. In the optical element, the concavo-convex structure forming layer includes a unit group made up of a plurality of units whose concavo-convex structures are different from each other; each of the units has a flat portion and either a plurality of convexities or a plurality of concavities, with an upper surface of each convexity or a bottom surface of each concavity being substantially parallel to a surface of the flat portion; the convexities or the concavities adjacent to each other have center-to-center distances that are not constant; the convexities or the concavities have a constant height or depth; and in the unit group, units having an identical concavo-convex structure are not arrayed at a pitch of less than 150 m.

FRAC PUMP VALVE ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298893

A valve assembly includes a valve body, a seal, and a supplemental material. The valve assembly configured to reduce the effects of wear and erosion of the seal and valve body by including material with increased hardness. The supplemental material has a higher hardness level than the valve body and is inserted on the contact surface of the valve body. The seal can include a plurality of materials, each having different hardness levels. The location of the supplemental material can vary and the overall radial distribution on the contact surface may vary.

MULTI-FUNCTION THERMOSTAT WITH INTELLIGENT VENTILATOR CONTROL FOR FROST/MOLD PROTECTION AND AIR QUALITY CONTROL

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299151

An HVAC system within a building including a ventilator, a number of sensors, and a control device. The control device has a processor that is configured to receive a request to operate the ventilator. The control device is further configured to determine a status of a minimum runtime mode of the ventilator. The minimum runtime mode operates the ventilator for a minimum amount of each time in a predefined time period. The control device is further configured to determine an air quality value. The air quality value is based on one or more measurements provided to the control device by the plurality of sensors. The control device is further configured to operate the ventilator based on the air quality value being determined to be below an acceptable value.

Network Fabric Topology Expansion and Self-Healing Devices

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302289

An apparatus controls discovery of nodes for a network fabric and accommodates communication among the nodes. The apparatus may be a controller operating as a first node on a network and having a processor connected to memory. The controller is communicatively connected to a second node that has a native network protocol. The memory stores computer readable software instructions that, when implemented by the processor, cause the controller to send a discovery data packet to the second node in the second node's native network protocol. The discovery data packet advertises controller status information to the second node for use in establishing a communications link between the controller and the second node in the network fabric.

IMAGE RECOGNITION-BASED DOSAGE FORM DISPENSERS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296442

This invention provides a dosage form dispenser, comprising a casing comprising a first portion adapted for insertion within an oral cavity of a subject and a second portion adapted to encase a dosage form dispensing mechanism located therewithin; at least one camera positioned on said second portion of said casing, further positioned to capture a field of view of a portion of a face of a subject, wherein said field of view comprises at least a portion of a base view of the nose of said subject; a dosage form dispensing mechanism; a microprocessor and associated memory for processing and storing user authentication information, comparing images relayed from said at least one camera to at least one stored user standard and providing authentication when a match is established; and an interface connected to said dispensing mechanism, which promotes dispensing said dosage form when said authentication has been obtained. Methods for dispensing a dosage form directly within an oral cavity of a subject in need thereof, using the dispensers are also described.

VAPORIZER RELATED SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296777

A personal vapor inhaling unit is disclosed. An electronic flameless vapor inhaler unit that may simulate a cigarette has a cavity that receives a cartridge in the distal end of the inhaler unit. The cartridge brings a substance to be vaporized in contact with a wick. When the unit is activated, and the user provides suction, the substance to be vaporized is drawn out of the cartridge, through the wick, and is atomized by the wick into a cavity containing a heating element. The heating element vaporizes the atomized substance. The vapors then continue to be pulled by the user through a mouthpiece and mouthpiece cover where they may be inhaled.

GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298918

A gas turbine engine includes: a plurality of combustors disposed so as to incline radially outward from a turbine side toward a compressor side; and a diffuser inner tube and outer tube forming a diffuser as an upstream portion of a path that introduces a compressed gas from the compressor to the combustors. A transition duct portion of each combustor has such a shape that a circumferential dimension thereof gradually decreases from the turbine side to the compressor side so that a circumferential gap is formed between the transition duct portions. Downstream-side portions of the diffuser inner tube and outer tube each have a shape gradually increasing in diameter toward the downstream side. A turbine-side end of the circumferential gap at an inner diameter side of the transition duct portion is positioned radially inward of an imaginary extension conical surface continuous from the diffuser inner tube.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESENTING CONTENT

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180302601

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a first position corresponding to a user focal point prior to presenting a given frame of a content item. A landscape representation of the given frame is determined. The landscape representation describes the respective popularity of one or more regions in the frame as a topology. A second position corresponding to the user focal point is determined based at least in part on the landscape representation and the first position. The second position is predicted to be the position of the user focal point when presenting the given frame.

Control Device for a Gearbox Control System of a Motor Vehicle

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180303009

A control device for a gearbox control system of a motor vehicle includes electric components having different high dissipated power, a rigid circuit board which is equipped on both sides with electric components, at least one cooling body on the same side as the circuit board on which the power components are arranged, and a potting compound, which at least partially surrounds the components. The circuit board is secured directly adjacent to the cooling body.

POLARIZATION INDEPENDENT METROLOGY SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299790

A metrology system includes a radiation source that generates light, an optical modulation unit, a reflector, an interferometer, and a detector. The optical modulating unit temporally separates a first polarization mode of the light from a second polarization mode of the light. The reflector directs the light towards a substrate. The interferometer interferes the diffracted light from a pattern on the substrate, or reflected light from the substrate, and produces output light from the interference. The detector receives the output light from the interferometer. The first and second polarization modes of the output light are temporally separated at the detector.

DISPLAY PANEL AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301512

Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a display panel and a fabricating method thereof. In the solution, on one hand, water-absorbing magnetic nanoparticles in a packaging layer are distributed along a direction perpendicular to the cover plate at a side far away from an OLED component, or distributed along an extension direction of the packaging layer at a periphery of a region in which the OLED component is located, thus reducing the damage to the OLED component of a display substrate. On the other hand, since the water-absorbing magnetic nanoparticles have magnetic property, the water-absorbing magnetic nanoparticles can be doped in the packaging layer material in a packaging and waterproofing process, and a magnetic field is applied to induce the magnetic nanoparticles to move to the side far away from the OLED component or to the periphery of the region in which the OLED component is located.

METHOD, TOOL AND ASSEMBLY FOR TIGHTLY CLOSING A RECEPTACLE, AND TIGHTLY CLOSED RECEPTACLE

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180297104

The present invention aims at closing a receptacle (1) provided with an opening (2) as tightly as possible while keeping low the amount of material required for a closure (3) used for this purpose. To this end, a tool (10) is suggested that closes the opening (2) of the receptacle (1) by means of the closure (3). The tool (10) comprises a tool plate (12) configured such that it is adapted to be introduced into the opening (2) of the receptacle (1). The tool further comprises at least one roll (11) that is arranged on the tool plate (12). The at least one roll (11) is adapted to be deflected radially outwards from a starting position into a closing position and returns to its starting position, so that a radial force can be caused to act on a closure rim (4) of the closure (3) for a limited period of time, the closure rim (4) being arranged between the at least one roll (11) and the receptacle inner side (5).

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR JOINING EXTENDED LENGTHS OF CONDUIT

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299041

The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for joining extended lengths of conduit. The apparatus and method provide a means for decreasing the time required to assemble extended lengths of conduit. The apparatus for use with the corresponding method comprises an apparatus head, an extender joining body and a conduit interface.

UNITARY INSERT FOR HOLDING UTENSIL TO POT RIM

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180296040

A unitary insert for holding a utensil to the rim of a pot, includes a main portion having an integral clip on a first side able to be secured to the rim of a cooking pot and a concave receiving portion on a second side of the main portion for receiving a utensil to hold the utensil to the rim of the pot. A magnetic element may be inserted in the main portion adjacent the concave receiving portion to hold the utensil to the rim of the pot.

TABLE CABINET HAVING REVERSIBLE POWER SOCKET

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180301855

A table cabinet having a reversible power socket includes a table cabinet main body. The table cabinet main body has a mounting opening. The reversible power socket is mounted to the mounting opening. The power socket includes a socket body, a power supply interface, a pop-up device, and a pop-up button. The pop-up device has a rotating shaft. The operation is convenient and practical. The power socket can be protected. In particular, it has a simple structure, and can be controlled easily, and has good reliability and low cost.

CERVICAL CANCER TESTING METHOD AND TEST REAGENT USED THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299447

The present invention aims to provide a novel test method for evaluating the possibility of cervical cancer and a novel test reagent for use in the method. The present invention provides a test method for evaluating the possibility of cervical cancer, including the step of: detecting the MUC expression in a biological sample isolated from the uterine cervix.

CAMERA MODULE AND SENSING UNIT OF THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180299644

A sensing unit of a camera module includes a detection target provided on a side surface of a lens module, one or more sensing coils disposed to face the detection target, and a calculator. The calculator may determine a displacement of the detection target translated in any of an optical axis direction, a first direction perpendicular to the optical axis direction, and a second direction perpendicular to the optical axis direction, based on inductances of the one or more sensing coils.

GRAPHITE SUSCEPTOR

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180298494

Embodiments described herein include a susceptor for semiconductor processing including an oriented graphite plate that may have a thickness of at least 1 mm. The susceptor may have a support member, and the oriented graphite plate may be disposed on the support member. The support member may have a center thermal conduit and an edge thermal conduit, and may be substantially solid between the center thermal conduit and the edge thermal conduit.

ROAD DETECTING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-10-18

Pub Number: US20180300549

A road detection method and apparatus. A specific embodiment of the method includes: acquiring an image of a predetermined region; semantically segmenting the image to acquire a first probability that a region corresponding to each pixel in the image is a road region; acquiring a historical position information set of a target terminal; correcting, in response to historical position information existing in the historical position information set, the historical position information indicating a historical position located in the predetermined region, the first probability according to the historical position information to obtain a second probability; and determining a region corresponding to a pixel having the second probability greater than a preset threshold as a road region. Such an embodiment improves the road detection accuracy.