Total 7434 patents for "2018-10-25"

INFORMATION TYPE MULTIPLEXING AND POWER CONTROL

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180310257

A method for a user equipment (UE) to determine a total power for transmissions in a cell group (CG) or a power for transmission of a channel or signal in a cell of a CG. The method comprises receiving configuration information for first and second CGs and for first and second maximum total powers for transmissions in the first and second CGs and determining first and second total powers for transmissions in the first and second CGs, respectively. The method also comprises receiving configuration information for a set of values for one or more parameters used to determine a power for transmission of a channel or signal in a cell of a CG and an indication for a value for each parameter from the one or more parameters.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING AUTOMATIC EXCHANGES OR RETURNS

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180308047

The subject disclosure relates to employing components to facilitate an automated exchange or return operation are disclosed herein. In one example, a computer-implemented method can comprise receiving, by a system comprising a processor, first input information associated with a first merchandise item. The computer-implemented method can also comprise performing, by the system, an automatic return operation or an automatic exchange operation corresponding to the first merchandise item based on a comparison of the first input information to a set of business criteria. In another example, the method can further comprise sending, by the system, the at least one of another merchandise item to a second location based on receipt of a confirmation signal representing arrival of the merchandise item at the first location.

BROADCAST CONTROL

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180307400

A broadcast control apparatus for visual data includes a touch screen display panel operable to receive and display visual data simultaneously in real time from a plurality of visual sources. It also includes a touch screen graphical panel for the retrieval of control functions from a control function register. The visual data from at least one of the visual sources is selectable for use by finger pressure on the associated portion of the touch screen display panel and the selected data is modifiable in accordance with the retrieved control function.

Double Blind Machine Learning Insight Interface Apparatuses, Methods and Systems

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180308009

The Double Blind Machine Learning Insight Interface Apparatuses, Methods and Systems (DBMLII) transforms campaign configuration request, campaign optimization input inputs via DBMLII components into top features, machine learning configured user interface, translated commands, campaign configuration response outputs. A dataset comprising a set of features is obtained. Contents of the dataset are partitioned into a features dataframe and a labels dataframe. Features data in the features dataframe is encoded. A score for each feature in the features dataframe is calculated. Top features in the features dataframe are determined based on the calculated scores. The determined top features are provided to a machine learning structure generator.

CLAD STEEL PLATE WITH EXCELLENT THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180304326

Provided is a clad steel plate with excellent thermal conductivity that can be used suitably in cookware and the like. The present invention is a three-layer clad steel plate having a carbon steel base material and stainless steel mating material disposed respectively on both surface sides of the base material, wherein a plate thickness ratio L given by Equation (1) is 1.0-5.0 and at least one surface of the clad steel plate has a plurality of protrusions and recesses. Plate thickness ratio L=the plate thickness of the base material/the total thickness of the mating material . . . Equation (1) Here, the base material thickness and the mating material thickness are the thicknesses at the protrusions.

COMPUTER METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DERIVING CELL-TO-CELL SPATIAL PROXIMITIES

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180306768

The invention relates, in part, to systems and methods for scoring a sample containing tumor tissue from a cancer patient. The score is representative of a nearness between at least one pair of cells, a first member of the least one pair of cells expressing a first biomarker and a second member of the at least one pair of cells expressing a second biomarker that is different from the first biomarker. The score obtained from these methods can be indicative of a likelihood that a patient may respond positively to immunotherapy.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCT ORDERING AND DELIVERY FOR INMATES

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180308154

Disclosed herein is a system that includes an order processing subsystem and a delivery processing subsystem comprising at least one database and one or more processors. The one or more processors of the delivery processing subsystem is configured to receive a request for a user to access the delivery processing subsystem and a scanning device, authenticate the user by verifying the request with user credentials stored in the at least one database, provide the user with access to the delivery processing subsystem and the scanning device, receive scanned data from the scanning device, retrieve package data regarding a package for an inmate based on the scanned data from the scanning device, and generate, based on the package data, a route in the correctional facility for delivery of the package to the inmate in the correctional facility, wherein the route does not include an identity of the inmate.

ARTHROSCOPIC DEVICES AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180303509

A medical device includes an elongated sleeve having a longitudinal axis, a proximal end and a distal end. A cutting member having sharp edges formed from a wear-resistant ceramic material is carried at the distal end of the elongated sleeve. A motor drive is coupled to the proximal end of the elongated sleeve to rotate the sleeve at cutting member at high speed to cut bone and other hard tissue. An electrode is carried in a surface portion of ceramic cutting member for cautery or radiofrequency ablation of tissue when the sleeve and cutting member are is a stationary position.

HEAD-MOUNTED TYPE LIGHTING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180306418

A lighting device includes a main body including a belt-shaped portion mounted along a circumferential direction of a head of a wearer, a storage case provided in the main body and positioned in a forehead region of the wearer when the lighting device is mounted on the wearer, and a light source unit that is incorporated in the storage case and includes a light emitting diode (LED) substrate on which a plurality of LED light sources is mounted. The light source unit includes a condensing lens for condensing light emitted from the plurality of LED light sources, a reflecting mirror for deflecting light emitted from the condensing lens and reflecting the light toward an affected part of a patient, and a radiator plate that radiates heat generated from the LED substrate and extends from a forehead region toward a parietal region of the wearer.

WIRELESS HEADSET SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180310088

A wireless headset system includes a housing having at least a wireless communication component configured to communicate with a wireless host device. The housing includes a body portion, an ear-bud portion having at least a speaker operatively coupled with the wireless communications component, and a neck portion having an ear-bud end and a body end, the ear-bud end coupled with the ear-bud portion, the body end coupled with the body portion. The housing is attachable on the wireless host device between an inner surface of the ear-bud portion and an inner surface of the body portion.

STORAGE DEVICE FOR STORING AND/OR TRANSPORTING NUCLEAR FUEL ASSEMBLIES

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180308595

The invention relates to a storage device for storing and/or transporting nuclear fuel assemblies, which includes recesses (2) defined by separating partitions (9) defining first and second recesses (2), the partition comprising: two first walls (22) defining the first and second recesses and made of an aluminium-alloy material which is free of neutron-absorbing elements, and defining therebetween a first inter-wall space (28); two second walls (30) arranged in the first space (28) and made of a material which comprises neutron-absorbing elements, the distance between the inner (36) and outer (34) surfaces of each second wall (30) defining a thickness (e2), and a distance (E) being defined between the outer surface (34) of each second wall and a median partition plane (20), the values meeting the condition 0.1e2/E0.43.

A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ACIDIFIED PROTEIN PRODUCT FROM CASEIN AND A PRODUCT OBTAINED THEREBY

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180303125

The present invention relates to an acidified protein product. Particularly, the invention relates to acidified protein product which can be used as a cheese or a meat substitute that can be fried or grilled. The present invention relates also the processes for producing such acidified protein products.

HEAT TRANSFER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180306482

A heat transfer enclosure for receiving articles to be processed or stored under conditions of reduced temperature, comprising one or more members of thermally conductive material having a thermal conductivity of at least 10 Wm 1 K 1 , the one or more members having a contact surface for contacting articles located in the enclosure and including projections extending generally away from the surface; wherein in use heat is conducted between an article contacting the contact surface with an upper surface of the article and a heat exchange fluid in the heat transfer enclosure via an articlecontact surfaceprojectionsheat exchange fluid heat transfer path.

SIGNATURES OF UPDATES EXCHANGED IN A BINARY DATA SYNCHRONIZATION PROTOCOL

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180309582

In a distributed system, data is shared between three or more electronic devices. The first device generates and signs an object that includes the data. A second device receives the signed object and determines whether the signed object is valid. If valid, the second device will generate a validated signed object and send it to a third device. The third device will validate the object by determining whether the object includes valid signatures of both the first and second devices.

INTERFERENCE PARAMETER SIGNALING FOR EFFICIENT INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION AND SUPPRESSION

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180309608

The present invention relates to transmission and reception of downlink control information in a communication system. In particular, a serving base station transmits to a terminal a downlink control information which includes a first field with a scheduling information and a second field with interference parameters (interference information). The receiver employs the interference parameters for interference estimation used in interference cancellation or suppression.

Method for Applying a Coating to an External Surface of a Man-Made Object to Be at Least Partly Immersed in Water

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180305561

The disclosure relates to a method of applying a coating to an external surface of a man-made object to be at least partly immersed in water (e.g. a vessel or an offshore drilling station) for a time period wherein there is relative movement between the immersed object and the water. The applied coating has a minimal resistance rating for a set of coatings. The method comprises a computer-implemented coating selection process, which comprises a first steps of obtaining, for each coating in the set of coatings, a total roughness value of the external surface based on a fouling roughness value, a macro roughness value and a micro roughness value associated with each coating. The coating selection process comprises in a second step selecting a coating from the set of coatings, wherein the selected coating has a minimal resistance rating associated with the obtained total roughness value for the time period. The method further comprises applying the selected coating to the external surface of the man-made object.

MULTI-USER AUTHENTICATION ON A DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180308491

In some implementations, authentication tokens corresponding to known users of a device are stored on the device. An utterance from a speaker is received. The utterance is classified as spoken by a particular known user of the known users. A query that includes a representation of the utterance and an indication of the particular known user as the speaker is provided using the authentication token of the particular known user.

Propulsion System for an Aircraft

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180305036

A propulsion system for an aircraft includes an electric power source, an electric propulsor assembly having an electric motor and a propulsor configured to generate thrust for the aircraft, and a power bus electrically connecting the electric power source to the electric propulsor assembly such that the electric power source powers the electric propulsor assembly. The power bus includes an electric line and a fluid cooling system, the fluid cooling system extending along at least a portion of a length of the electric line. The fluid cooling system is in thermal communication with the electric line for cooling the electric line during operation and is further in thermal communication with the electric motor of the electric propulsor assembly for cooling the electric motor of the electric propulsor assembly.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED AGGREGATED CONTENT COMMENT GENERATION

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180307770

Systems and methods for automated aggregated content commenting are disclosed herein. Such a system can include a memory including a content database; an evaluation criteria database; and a comment database. The system can include at least one server. The at least one server can: receive a content identifier; receive a user identifier; provide a representation of the piece of content to the user; receive a comment from the user identifying a portion of the piece of content; generate a portion of the comment database linked to the user and the content; generate an entry in the portion of the comment database linked to the user and the content; and store the comment in the entry in the portion of the comment database.

BEAD BEATING TUBE AND METHOD FOR EXTRACTING DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID AND/OR RIBONUCLEIC ACID FROM MICROORGANISMS

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180305740

The present disclosure provides improved methods for bead beating and a bead beating system useful therefor. The bead beating system comprises a sample tube, beads, and a dry blocking agent, and methods for using the bead beating system to extract nucleic acids from cells containing the nucleic acids.

HYBRID TYPE ITERATIVE DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180309463

A hybrid type iterative decoding method for a three-dimensional turbo product code (TPC) having a first axis (FA), a second axis (SA), and a third axis (TA) including: a parallel decoding step of applying a predetermined decoding algorithm (PDA) in parallel to current FA and SA input values (IVs) which are determined based on at least two previous decoding values (DVs), respectively, among the previous FA, SA and TA DVs which are generated in advance to generate a current FA DV and a current SA DV, respectively; a serial decoding step of applying PDA to a current TA IV determined based on the current FA and SA DVs to generate a current TA DV; and performing hard decision based on the current FAs DV, the current SA DV, the current TA DV, and the received signal value.

Apparatus and Method for Testing Performance of Multi-Junction Solar Cells

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180309404

A test apparatus for analyzing performance of a multi-junction solar cell can include a plurality of light source groups, each light source group including three or more light sources distributed over a substrate. Each sub-cell of the solar cell is associated with at least one of the light source groups, and each light source group primarily photoexcites the sub-cell of the light source group with which it is associated. The intensities of the various light source groups can are adjusted such that an output current of each of a plurality of calibration standards is within 2% of a predetermined current value. The test apparatus can then be used to test performance of the multi-junction solar cell.

Syringe, and Device for Rapidly Loading and Releasing the Same

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180304016

A device for rapidly loading and releasing a syringe. A limiting flange and clamping flange are on an outer side wall of an end, connected to the device, of the syringe. The clamping flange is close to a rear end of the syringe. The device includes an injection head. An outer collar, middle plate, and inner collar are sequentially inside the injection head. The outer collar includes an upper and lower part that are disposed up and down. The inner collar includes an upper part of the inner collar and a lower part of the inner collar that are disposed up and down. Elastic structures are between the upper part of the inner collar and injection head and between the lower part of the inner collar and injection head. The injector syringe can be loaded onto the device and taken out rapidly if the syringe is rotated.

VELOCITY LOAD HARNESS

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180304134

A velocity load belt that includes a waist belt to be worn around a user's waist, a stirrup to be worn on the user's foot, and first and second elastic filaments attachable to the waist belt and the stirrup, and when so attached, the first elastic filament extends from a middle of the back of the user's waist to the inside of the user's ankle of the foot to which the stirrup is coupled, and the second elastic filament extends across the front of the user's leg and to the outside of the ankle of the foot to which the stirrup is releasably coupled.

SECURE EXECUTION ENVIRONMENT CLOCK FREQUENCY HOPPING

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180309566

Apparatus and method for enacting data security in a data storage device, such as by protecting against a differential power analysis (DPA) attack. In some embodiments, a dithered clock signal is generated having a succession of clock pulse segments. Each of the clock pulse segments has a different respective frequency selected in response to a first random number and a different overall duration selected in response to a second random number. The different segment frequencies are selected by supplying the first random number to a lookup table, and the different segment durations are obtained by initializing a timer circuit using the second random number. The dithered clock signal is used to clock a programmable processor during execution of a cryptographic function.

CORROSION RESISTANT DUPLEX STEEL ALLOY, OBJECTS MADE THEREOF, AND METHOD OF MAKING THE ALLOY

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180304224

Disclosed is a Hot Isostatic Pressed ferritic-austenitic steel alloy, as well objects thereof. The elementary composition of the alloy comprises, in percentages by weight:

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURE FOR BUILDING RETROFIT

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180307989

A method and apparatus for determining an Energy Conservation Measure (ECM) for building retrofit. An analysis apparatus receives a condition for building retrofit, and selects detailed measures of one or more Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) for a building based on the condition. The analysis apparatus selects a maximum of one detailed measure from among multiple detailed measures of each of the one or more ECMs. The analysis apparatus provides one or more ECM determination schemes, which include an energy savings-based ECM determination scheme and a cost-based ECM determination scheme.

DRIVING METHOD FOR A LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY WITH TRI-GATE DRIVING ARCHITECTURE

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180308437

The present invention provides a driving method for a liquid crystal display with Tri-gate driving architecture. The liquid crystal display with Tri-gate driving architecture comprises a plurality of sub-pixels in an array arrangement. The sub-pixels comprise red sub-pixels, green sub-pixels and blue sub-pixels. Each sub-pixel is electrically connected to a scanning line and a data line. The sub-pixels of each column are arranged from top to bottom according to a preset sub-pixel-color order. Color of the sub-pixels in each row is the same. The driving is orderly carried out with interval of 3N columns, and N is a natural number larger than 1. When driving each 3N columns interval, from top to bottom, the sub-pixels of the N rows with a first color are continuously driven first, then the sub-pixels of the N rows with a second color are continuously driven, and finally the sub-pixels of the N rows with a third color are continuously driven. The driving method for a liquid crystal display with Tri-gate driving architecture of the present invention can enhance the charging rate of the single-colored images and eliminate the color shift and display unevenness caused by insufficient pixel charging.

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SYNTHESIZING NUCLEIC ACIDS

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180305746

The invention provides improved methods for synthesizing polynucleotides, such as DNA and RNA, using enzymes and specially designed nucleotide analogs. Using the methods of the invention, specific sequences of polynucleotides can be synthesized de novo, base by base, in an aqueous environment, without the use of a nucleic acid template. Because the nucleotide analogs have an unmodified 3 OH, i.e., as found in natural deoxyribose and ribose molecules, the analogs result in natural polynucleotides suitable for incorporation into biological systems.

MAP UPDATE METHOD AND IN-VEHICLE TERMINAL

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180306590

An example map update method is performed by an in-vehicle terminal. The map update method includes: obtaining a current data record, where the current data record includes current image data and current positioning data; comparing the current data record with navigation map data, where the navigation map data includes map image data and map positioning track data; and updating the navigation map data according to a comparison result. The technical solutions in the embodiments of the present invention help improve intelligence and accuracy of a map update and shorten an update period.