Total 7434 patents for "2018-10-25"

STEERING WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN) CLIENTS

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180310240

Systems and methods for steering WiFi clients based on capabilities of the clients and access points (APs) are provided. According to one embodiment, multiple access points (APs) of a wireless local area network (WLAN) receives probe requests from a WLAN client for joining the WLAN. The APs forward the probe requests to an AP controller (AC) that controls the APs of the WLAN. The AC selects one or more of the multiple APs based at least on the matching of the capability of the WLAN client and capabilities of the multiple APs and sends a confirmation to one or more of selected APs. The selected APs accept the probe requests to allow the WLAN client to join the WLAN through the one or more selected APs.

METAL INJECTION MOLDED AMMUNITION CARTRIDGE

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180306556

The present invention provides a metal injection molded ammunition cartridge comprising a metal injection molded bottom portion comprising a primer recess in communication with a primer flash hole that extends into a propellant chamber and a metal injection molded body extending form the metal injection molded bottom portion.

SYSTEM FOR FORMING A FLOOR FOR DETECTING A PRESSURE APPLIED THEREON, DEVICE FOR USE IN SUCH SYSTEM, CARPET TILE PROVIDED THEREWITH AND CONNECTION ELEMENT FOR SUCH CARPET TILE

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180306657

Device for detecting pressure comprising a first foil layer with first and second electric conductors, electrically isolated from each other; a second foil layer, comprising an electric resistance; wherein the first and second layers are arranged on top of each other, such that the first and second electric conductors and the resistance face each other, wherein a projection of the location of the electrical resistance on the first layer covers an area to which both the first and second electric conductors extend; a separator, for keeping the first and second layers a distance from each other when there is no pressure applied; a first connector point, electrically coupled to the first electric conductor, and outwardly available at a first pair of opposite sides of the device; a second connector point, electrically coupled to the second electric conductor, and outwardly available at the second pair of opposite sides of the device.

Floating Body Contact Circuit Method for Improving ESD Performance and Switching Speed

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180308922

Embodiments of systems, methods, and apparatus for improving ESD performance and switching time for semiconductor devices including metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) field effect transistors (FETs), and particularly to MOSFETs fabricated on Semiconductor-On-Insulator (SOI) and Silicon-On-Sapphire (SOS) substrates.

CELLULAR EXTRACTS

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180303880

The invention describes methods and agents for improving cosmetic appearance, for promoting, improving or restoring health of cells and tissues, preferably skin, and more preferably, for restoring aged or damaged skin to a healthy appearance. The agents include compositions of cells, eggs, cell extracts, egg extracts, and extract components such as purified nucleic acids, polypeptides, lipids, carbohydrates or other natural products.

Device to Attach Climbing Hold to Fence

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180304135

A system used to attach a climbing hold to a chain-link fence. In one embodiment, a backing plate (10) narrow enough to slide through the openings of a chain-link fence (12) is placed on the far side of the chain-link fence (12). A climbing hold (14) is placed on the nearside of the chain-link fence (12), and a bolt (16) is used to clamp the assembly together. Other embodiments are described and shown.

HARDWARE IP OPTIMIZED CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORK

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180307987

In an example, an apparatus comprises at least one execution platform; and logic, at least partially including hardware logic, to receive a trained neural network model in a model optimizer and convert the trained neural network model to an optimized model comprising parameters that are fit to the at least one execution platform. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.

MOBILE CART FOR SPRAY DISPENSING

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180304795

A mobile cart includes a frame; a front pair of wheels and a rear pair of wheels. At least one carrier is movably attached to the frame and configured to receive a drum thereon. The carrier is movable between a transport position, wherein the carrier is supported upon the frame, and a loading position, wherein the carrier is oriented generally upright. A corresponding at least one motorized drive member is attached to the frame and to the carrier, the motorized drive member being configured, when actuated, to move the corresponding carrier between the transport position and the loading position.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180305839

A method for producing a semiconductor layer (3), including the following method steps: A creating a release layer (2) on a carrier substrate (1); B applying a semiconductor layer (3) to the release layer (2); C detaching the semiconductor layer (3) from the carrier substrate. The invention is characterized in that, in method step A, the release layer (2) is created so as to fully cover at least a processing side of the carrier substrate, in that, in method step B, the semiconductor layer (3) is applied so as to fully cover the release layer (2) at least on the processing side and partially overlap one or more peripheral sides (5 a, 5 b ) of the carrier substrate and in that, between method steps B and C, in a method step C0, regions of the semiconductor layer (3) that overlap a peripheral side are removed. The invention also relates to a semiconductor wafer, to a device for edge correction, to a detaching unit and to a device for producing a semiconductor layer.

Automatic Adaptation of Parameters Controlling Database Savepoints

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180307718

Each of a plurality of database transactions are logged (i.e., recorded) in a log. Concurrent with the logging, one or more characteristics of the log are monitored. Thereafter, a savepoint is triggered when a pre-defined condition is met as indicated by the monitoring. The triggered savepoint can override or accelerate a savepoint that would have otherwise been triggered based on pre-specified parameters.

FAULT-TOLERANT STORAGE SYSTEM USING AN ALTERNATE NETWORK

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180309826

Fault-tolerant storage can include: obtaining a write request at a first machine of a cluster of machines, each machine in the cluster enabling access to a set of target data via a primary network; initiating an update of the target data via the primary network using a set of meta-data describing the write request; and replicating the meta-data to a second machine in the cluster via an alternate network while the update via the primary network is still pending.

System and Method for Regulating Flow in Turbomachines

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180306112

The present disclosure is directed to a system for regulating a flow of air into a turbomachine. The system includes an inlet section of the turbomachine and a damper having an actuator and a restriction. The damper is positioned within the inlet section and operable to regulate the flow of air into the turbomachine based on a position of the restriction. The system also includes a controller communicatively coupled to the damper. The controller is configured to control the position of the restriction to regulate the flow of air into the turbomachine based on a current operating condition of the turbomachine.

MYC-REPORTERS, CELLS CONTAINING MYC-REPORTERS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180305776

Provided are MYC-reporters and MYC-reporter expression vectors having MYC-reporter activity. Also provided are cells containing MYC-reporters and/or MYC-reporter expression vectors as well as animals containing such cells and/or genetically modified to contain one or more MYC-reporters and/or expression vectors. Also provided are methods of screening, including methods of screening a candidate agent for MYC repression. The subject methods may, in some instances, employ one or more of the provided MYC-reporters, expression vectors, cells and/or transgenic animals.

METHOD OF MAKING COBALT AND PLATINUM BASED SURFACTANTS AND USING FOR CANCER THERAPY

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180305387

A method of making benzidine hydrogen selenite complex with Cobalt and Platinum as surfactants is discussed. The resultant benzidine hydrogen selenite complex with either Cobalt or Platinum was characterized for its unique and superior properties. The complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, FTIR, and spectroscopy. The critical micelle concentration and thermodynamic parameters were calculated. The Values of IC50 were also calculated for the prepared complexes as well as their parent complex. The method of using the benzidine hydrogen selenite complex with cobalt and platinum as an antitumor agent to treat cancer is also demonstrated.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN IMPROVED TAG COUNTING PROCESS

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180308040

Systems and methods for operating a tag reader. The methods comprise: performing tag read operations by the tag reader to read tags; processing first information received from the read tags to identify which tags are newly detected tags; adding entries for the newly detected tags in a local list stored in a local memory of the tag reader; communicating second information at least identifying the newly detected tags from the tag reader to a remote computing device; receiving, by the tag reader, feedback information generated by the remote computing device which specifies at least a count of entries added to a remote list stored in a remote datastore based on the second information; and selectively outputting a notification from the tag reader based on the value of the count.

TORSIONAL VIBRATION DAMPER

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180306271

A torsional vibration damper in which vibration damping performance is ensured by preventing a contact between a rolling mass and a rotary member. A rolling mass includes a trunk penetrating through a bore. A first corner formed in an axial end of the trunk is rounded. A rotary member includes a second corner formed in the bore. an axial length of the first corner of the rolling mass is longer than an axial length of the second corner of the rotary member.

PRESSURE SENSOR ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180306659

A pressure sensor assembly having a printed circuit board (PCB) with a pressure sensor mounted on the PCB, a side wall engaging the PCB, a membrane, a cavity defined by the membrane, the side wall and the PCB, and a gel or liquid filling the cavity. The pressure sensor assembly may include a fill-hole extending into the cavity through which the cavity may be filled with the gel or liquid. The fill-hole may extend through one or both of the PCB and/or the side wall. The pressure sensor assembly may further include an exhaust-hole, which may extend through one or both of the PCB and/or the side wall. A method of forming the pressure sensor assembly may include filling a cavity of the pressure sensor assembly with a gel or liquid through a fill-hole and curing the gel or liquid once in the cavity.

PHOTODIODE WITH SPINEL OXIDE PHOTOACTIVE LAYER

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180308998

A photodiode comprising a photoactive spinel oxide layer is described. This photoactive spinel oxide layer forms a contact with both a light absorption layer of quantum dots, quantum wires, or quantum rods, and an inorganic substrate layer. In some embodiments, the inorganic substrate layer and the photoactive spinel oxide layer form an isotype junction. Methods of characterizing the photodiode are provided and demonstrate commercially relevant electrical and optoelectronic properties, particularly the ability to operate as a photodetector with a high photosensitivity. An economical process for preparing the photodiode is provided as well as applications.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING TEST AND CALIBRATION OF INTEGRATED SENSORS

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180306610

Embodiments include methods, and computer system, and computer program products for performing test and calibration of integrated sensors on a processor chip. Aspects include: initializing, by a tester program, an on-chip service engine of processor chip, performing and completing, by on-chip service engine, test and calibration of integrated sensors. The method may also include: loading and decoding tester program into an on-chip service engine memory, testing and calibrating each integrated sensor, which may include: selecting an integrated sensor for test and calibration, loading sensor test and calibration patterns and parameters, and sensor test code, and executing the sensor test code to test and calibrate integrated sensors, writing results of the test and calibration to a predetermined location of the on-chip service engine memory, and writing a return code of test and calibration to another predetermined location of on-chip service engine memory, when every integrated sensor is tested and calibrated.

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERIES WITH POSITIVE ELETRODE COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR METHODS OF MANUFACTURING

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180309121

Positive electrodes for secondary batteries formed with a plurality of substantially aligned flakes within a coating. The flakes can be formed from metal oxide materials and have a number average longest dimension of greater than 60 m. A variety of metal oxide or metal phosphate materials may be selected such as a group consisting of LiCoO 2 , LiMn 2 O 4 , Li(M1 x1 M2 x2 Co 1-x1-x2 )O 2 where M1 and M2 are selected from among Li, Ni, Mn, Cr, Ti, Mg, or Al, 0x10.5 and 0x20.5, or alternatively, LiM1 (1-x) Mn x O 2 where 0x0.8 and M1 represents one or more metal elements. Methods for making positive electrode materials are also provided involving the formation of structures with a desired longest dimension, preferably polycrystalline flakes. A cathode coating containing polycrystalline flakes may be deposited onto a conductive substrate and pressed to a desired final electrode thickness.

ACTIVE HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGER

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180309941

Systems and methods are disclosed for generating hyperspectral images, which may correspond to a three dimensional image in which two dimensions correspond to a spatial field of view and a third dimension corresponds to a frequency domain absorption spectrum. Disclosed systems and methods include those employing dual optical frequency comb Fourier transform spectroscopy and computational imaging for generation of hyperspectral images. Such a combination advantageously allows for imaging systems to exhibit low size, weight, and power, enabling small or handheld sized imaging devices.

VACUUM CLEANER

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180303304

A vacuum cleaner of the present disclosure includes a cleaner body having a suction motor provided inside thereof and a handle provided outside thereof, and a suction nozzle connected to the cleaner body, wherein the suction nozzle includes a housing having at least part of a front portion opened, and a rotary cleaning unit disposed inside the housing, having at least part thereof exposed through the opening of the housing, and configured to clean a floor by a rotating operation, wherein the rotary cleaning unit includes a cylindrical nozzle body rotatably installed inside the housing, and fiber filaments and metal filaments disposed on an outer circumferential surface of the nozzle body.

Method for Device-to-Device Communication Between a Local Device and a Remote Device

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180309864

The disclosure relates to a method for communicating between at least one local device connected to a local network and a user equipment connected to a public network, via an intermediary device that is configured to connect to the local network and to the public network. The method comprises the steps in the intermediary device of connecting to the local network and storing a device identifier of the at least one local device in the local network. The method further comprises connecting to the public network and transmitting profile information for the user equipment enabling the user equipment to present a virtual representation of the local device in the local network. The profile information comprises the device identifier.

ANTI-FOULING SYSTEM, CONTROLLER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE ANTI-FOULING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180304321

An anti-fouling system (1) for use with a wet compartment (10) having at least one inlet opening (11) for allowing water to enter the compartment (10) is configured to receive and operate at least one anti-fouling source for emitting anti-fouling light in order to keep at least one surface (26) as present in the compartment (10) free from biofouling. The system (1) comprises a controller (50) for controlling operation of the at least one anti-fouling source (30), the controller (50) being configured to determine at least one operation parameter of the at least one anti-fouling source (30) in relation to at least one of at least one water-related parameter, at least one surface-related parameter and at least one opening-related parameter.

OVERHEAD CLOSURE WITH TUBE AND HOOK END LOCK

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180305977

A closure locking design is presented that is more resistant to a displacement/dislodgement force. A closure end strip is fixed to a closure end and received by a closure guide first section. A rotatable tube and hook assembly run vertically within a closure guide second section. When rotated to a locking position a hook member of the tube and hook assembly rotates through a slot cut in the guide and through a cutout in the closure end strip to restrictively engage the closure.

ADAPTIVE ADJUSTMENT OF NETWORK RESPONSES TO CLIENT REQUESTS IN DIGITAL NETWORKS

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180307748

The present application relates to a computer network, a computer-implemented method, a computer system and a computer program products for adaptively adjusting network responses to client requests received from a client device,

ROTARY-WING AIR VEHICLE AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LAUNCH AND RECOVERY THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180305011

A rotary-wing air vehicle comprising a main body (12) and at least two rotor devices (16 a, 16 b ) arranged and configured to generate propulsion and thrust, in use, to lift and propel said air vehicle, said rotor devices (16 a, 16 b ) being arranged and configured relative to said main body (12) such that the blades thereof do not cross through a central vertical axis of said main body (12) defining the centre of mass thereof, wherein said main body (12) is provided with an aperture (100) that extends therethrough to define a channel about said central vertical axis.

LIGHT EMITTING COMPONENT, PRINT HEAD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180309890

A light emitting component includes: plural transfer devices that successively come into ON state; plural setting thyristors that are connected to the plural transfer devices, respectively, and come into a state of being able to shift to ON state by the transfer devices coming into ON state; and plural light emitting devices that are connected to the plural setting thyristors in series, respectively, and emit light or increase in light emission amounts when the setting thyristors come into ON state, and the setting thyristors are formed so as to comprise a voltage reducing layer having a bandgap smaller than bandgaps of light emitting layers of the light emitting devices.

PHOTOCATALYSIS-INDUCED PARTIAL OXIDATION OF METHANOL REFORMING PROCESS FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEN

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180305206

A photocatalyst partial oxidation of methanol reforming process can be rapidly started via the use of a photocatalytic reaction at a reaction temperature below 150 C., and hydrogen having a low carbon monoxide content is produced at a high methanol conversion rate.

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE VIDEO CODING

Pub Date: 2018-10-25

Pub Number: US20180309995

A video sequence may include a first-temporal level picture and a second-temporal level picture. The first-temporal level picture may be associated with a first temporal level, and the second-temporal level picture may be associated with a second temporal level. The second-temporal level picture may reference the first-temporal level picture. A first chroma quantization parameter (QP) may be determined based on a temporal level of the first-temporal level picture. A second chroma QP may be determined based on a temporal level of the second-temporal level picture. The first-temporal level picture may be encoded based on the first chroma QP to the first-temporal level picture and/or the second-temporal level picture may be encoded based on the second chroma QP to the second-temporal level picture. The first chroma QP may be different than the second chroma QP.