Total 6910 patents for "2018-11-01"

PIVOT BEARINGS FOR A HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE STEERING COLUMN

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180312189

A height-adjustable steering column for motor vehicles may include an outer sleeve that receives a steering spindle and is connected to an actuating unit. The actuating unit can be mounted pivotably by way of two pivot bearings on a retaining unit, which can be fixedly connected to a vehicle chassis. The two pivot bearings may be disposed at a horizontal distance to one another on a pivot axis and may each comprise a dihedron projection and a recess that engages with the dihedron projection. Each recess may comprise an introduction region for introduction of the respective dihedron projection in a radial direction with respect to the pivot axis. An inner span of the introduction region may correspond to a smaller outer diameter of the dihedron projection and may form a transition into a partially circular bearing region, an inner diameter of which may be adapted to a larger outer diameter of the dihedron projection so that the dihedron projection is mounted pivotably in the bearing region after a rotation about the pivot axis by approximately 90.

QUANTUM ROD COMPOSITION, QUANTUM ROD POLARIZER AND FABRICATING METHOD FOR THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180312748

The present invention provides a quantum rod composition, a quantum rod polarizer and a fabricating method for the same. The quantum rod composition of the present invention comprises the photo-alignment agent modified quantum rods, the polymerizable monomers, and a solvent, said photo-alignment agent modified quantum rods are capable of being oriented in arrangement under irradiation of linearly polarized light, said polymerizable monomers are capable of forming polymer network under irradiation of UV light, thereby anchoring said photo-alignment agent modified quantum rods, for retaining arrangement directions thereof. The fabricating method of quantum rod polarizer of the present invention, applies the aforementioned quantum rod composition to prepare the quantum rod polarizer with simplified fabricating process. In the fabricated quantum rod polarizer, the photo-alignment agent modified quantum rods are consistent and retained in arrangement directions, and have stable polarizing property. The quantum rod polarizer of the present invention makes polarizing property stable, is capable of being applied on the liquid crystal display device, raising light source utilization rate and achieving greatly higher purity light, thereby implementing high color gamut and lower power consumption of colour display.

Digital Estate Planning Systems, Methods and Interfaces

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180315143

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to computer implemented systems, methods and interfaces for creating a digital estate plan. One embodiment of the invention is directed towards computer readable storage media for automating a digital estate plan by providing a dynamic and graphical interface for populating information relevant for a user's will, trust, health directives and power of attorney, and executing an application to retrieve user identifying information and correlating user asset information into electronic fields of digital estate forms and third-party electronic financial institution forms. Other embodiments are directed towards methods of executing computer readable media to gather user identifying information and asset information and executing graphical user interfaces for recording user preferences for asset allocations and then parsing and correlating this information into databases and electronic documents to complete a legally viable estate plan. Other embodiments of the invention are directed towards using artificial intelligence for retrieving user asset information from third-party sources and directing and organizing this information into electronic databases and digital documents to effectuate an estate plan.

CONTROLLING NOISE TRANSFER FUNCTION OF SIGNAL PATH TO REDUCE CHARGE PUMP NOISE

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180316525

An apparatus for generating an output signal, may comprise a signal path having an analog signal path portion having an analog magnitude droop, a digital signal path portion having a digital magnitude droop, a digital-to-analog converter for converting the digital input signal into the analog signal, a first digital compensation filter that compensates for the analog magnitude droop, and a second digital compensation filter that compensates for the digital magnitude droop, such that the first digital compensation filter and the second digital compensation filter together compensate for magnitude droop of the signal path to ensure a substantially flat passband response of the signal path.

Emergency Room Medical Triage, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180315488

Disclosed are systems and methods for triaging, diagnosing, and treating patients. A question-answering device can receive input from a patient regarding the malady the patient is seeking treatment for. The question-answering device can determine based on the input from the patient a likely malady and a recommended course of treatment to cure the malady.

COUPLING WITH TONGUE AND GROOVE

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180313483

A pipe joint assembly including a first pipe element, a second pipe element, a pair of segments, each segment defining a first end and a second end, each first end comprising a tongue and each second end comprising a groove, each groove defining a groove shoulder surface, the tongue of the one segment defining a tongue outer surface, the tongue outer surface of the tongue of the one segment angled at a non-zero angle relative to the groove shoulder surface in an assembled and untightened position, the tongue outer surface of the tongue positioned parallel and flush to the groove shoulder surface of the groove of the second segment in an assembled and tightened condition; and a pair of fasteners configured to deflect each segment around the first pipe element and the second pipe element in the assembled and tightened condition.

ELECTRIC HEATING ASSISTED PASSIVE AND ACTIVE REGENERATION FOR EFFICIENT EMISSION CONTROLS OF DIESEL ENGINES

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180313244

A heater control module of the present disclosure controls exhaust temperature in an exhaust after treatment system. The heater control module includes a heating mode determination module and a heater operating module. The heating mode determination module is configured to select a desired heating mode from a plurality of heating modes based on an engine load and a status of a component of the exhaust aftertreatment system. The heater operating module is configured to operate an electric heater based on the desired heating mode. The plurality of modes includes at least a passive regeneration heating mode and an active regeneration heating mode. The electric heater is operated in the passive regeneration heating mode to heat an exhaust gas to a predetermined temperature to increase NO 2 generation when an engine load is less than or equal to approximately 25%.

INSTRUCTIONS AND LOGIC TO PERFORM FLOATING-POINT AND INTEGER OPERATIONS FOR MACHINE LEARNING

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180315399

One embodiment provides for a graphics processing unit to accelerate machine-learning operations, the graphics processing unit comprising a multiprocessor having a single instruction, multiple thread (SIMT) architecture, the multiprocessor to execute at least one single instruction; and a first compute unit included within the multiprocessor, the at least one single instruction to cause the first compute unit to perform a two-dimensional matrix multiply and accumulate operation, wherein to perform the two-dimensional matrix multiply and accumulate operation includes to compute a 32-bit intermediate product of 16-bit operands and to compute a 32-bit sum based on the 32-bit intermediate product.

HIGH-FREQUENCY SIGNAL TRANSMISSION LINE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180316080

A high-frequency signal transmission line includes an element, a linear signal line provided at the element and including a first end and a second end, and at least one ground conductor provided at the element and extending along the signal line. The element includes stacked insulating layers. The ground conductor is positioned opposite to the signal line with the insulating layer positioned therebetween. The ground conductor is a contiguous conductor. The signal line, the ground conductor, and the element generate a characteristic impedance. The signal line includes a first section and a second section. The first section is an uninterrupted section generating a characteristic impedance greater than or equal to a first characteristic impedance at the first end and including the first end. The second section generates a characteristic impedance less than the first characteristic impedance and is adjacent to the first section. The second section is longer than the first section. The signal line is wider in the second section than in the first section.

SUPPORT RING WITH MASKED EDGE

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180315639

A support ring for semiconductor processing is provided. The support ring includes a ring shaped body defined by an inner edge and an outer edge. The inner edge and outer edge are concentric about a central axis. The ring shaped body further includes a first side, a second side, and a raised annular shoulder extending from the first side of the ring shaped body at the inner edge. The support ring also includes a coating on the first side. The coating has an inner region of reduced thickness region abutting the raised annular shoulder.

DEDUPLICATING SNAPSHOTS ASSOCIATED WITH A BACKUP OPERATION

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180314454

Deduplicating snapshot associated with a backup operation is disclosed, including: performing a backup operation including by generating a plurality of snapshots; maintaining, at a source system, deduplication data corresponding to one or more data blocks that have already been written to backup media during the backup operation; and using the deduplication data to deduplicate backup data across the plurality of snapshots.

Compositions and Methods for Determining Modified Cytosines by Sequencing

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180312914

A method for identifying the location and phasing of modified cytosines (C) in long stretches of nucleic acids is provided. In some embodiments, the method may comprise (a) reacting a first portion of a nucleic acid sample containing at least one C and/or at least one modified C with a DNA glucosyltransferase and a cytidine deaminase to produce a first product and optionally reacting a second portion of the sample with a dioxygenase and a cytidine deaminase to produce a second product and; (b) comparing the sequences from the first and optionally the second product obtained in (a), or amplification products thereof, with each other and/or an untreated reference sequence to determine which Cs in the initial nucleic acid fragment are modified. A modified TET methylcytosine dioxygenase that is more efficient at converting methylcytosine to carboxymethylcytosine is also provided.

Reservation Processing Apparatus, Reservation Processing Method and Reservation processing Program

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180314989

The present invention allows a user to reserve a plurality of events in different categories collectively. A reservation processing apparatus stores reservation event information at least containing event identification information that specifies an event to be reserved, a category of the event, a place to offer the event and time to offer the event, allows a user to designate a search condition, the search condition at least including a search starting-point condition that specifies a starting point of searching, a search ending-point condition that specifies an ending point of searching and a plurality of categories that the user wants to reserve, refers to the stored reservation event information and specifies events that can be reserved based on the designated search starting-point condition and search ending-point condition and events that correspond to the designated plurality of categories; and shows the specified plurality of events to the user as the events that can be reserved collectively.

STABLE AQUEOUS FORMULATIONS OF ADALIMUMAB

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180311349

The invention provides aqueous pharmaceutical adalimumab compositions suitable for long-term storage of adalimumab, methods of manufacture of these compositions, methods of administration, and kits containing same.

Optical Frequency Comb Source For Fiber Sensor Interferometer Arrays

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180313974

An interrogation system may be coupled to a fiber-optic cable positioned in a wellbore to interrogate a plurality of optical sensors coupled to the fiber-optic cable. The interrogation system may include an optical frequency comb source having a plurality of narrowband optical carriers transmitting light to the plurality of optical sensors. Each of the plurality of optical sensors may include a pair of partial reflectors to reflect the light transmitted by the optical frequency comb to one or more optical receivers to receive the reflection signals In some aspects, the interrogation system may include a de-interleaver device for separating reflected light signals having adjacent wavelength into separate optical waveguides. In additional aspects, interrogation system may also include a data processing system having a processing device for performing interferometric measurements using the reflected light signals.

THREE DIMENSIONAL AUXETIC STRUCTURE, MANUFACTURING METHOD AND TOOLING

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180312239

A three-dimensional auxetic structure, comprising a plurality of adjoining hollow cells, each hollow cell having cell walls and a transversal cross section of the plurality hollow cells following a two-dimensional auxetic pattern, each cell wall comprising folding lines parallel to a plane containing the auxetic pattern such that peaks and valleys are defined in the cell walls and the cell walls being foldable along the folding lines.

BIODEGRADABLE PARAMETER MONITOR

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180313803

A method and apparatus for monitoring a product is provided, the sensor includes a first sensor element formed from a first biodegradable material and having a first sensor element height, wherein the first sensor element height changes in response to a first parameter of interest of the product.

SHOWER PLATE, SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SHOWER PLATE

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180312974

A shower plate according to the present disclosure includes a ceramic sintered body, the ceramic sintered body comprising a first surface, a second surface facing the first surface, and a through hole positioned between the first surface and the second surface. An inner surface of the through hole includes a protruding crystal grain which protrudes more than an exposed part of a grain boundary phase existing between crystal grains. In addition, a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes the shower plate mentioned above.

SMART USB POWER MANAGEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180314309

Methods and apparatus for power management are provided that can adjust power delivery to one or more USB devices based on one or more conditions. A system is provided comprising one or more USB ports, and a processor configured to: detect a change in a power state of the system, wherein at least one USB device is connected to the one or more USB ports; determine whether the change satisfies a condition; and in response to the determining that the change satisfies the condition, cause a power management message to be sent to the at least one USB device that modifies a power consumption of the at least one USB device.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EXECUTING OBJECT ON DISPLAY

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180314410

A method and device for executing an object on a display. The method of executing an object includes receiving a user input to an object displayed on a display; gradually enlarging and displaying the object; and executing the application corresponding to the object as the object is enlarged.

PIPELINE INSPECTION ROBOT

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180313715

The present invention provides a robot which is suitable for travel through a pipeline. The inventive robot comprises at least one tracked drive means and at least one roller means that can swivel about an axis substantially normal to a rolling axis thereof, wherein said at least one tracked drive means and at least one roller means are provided with magnetic means for generating a magnetic adhesion force between the robot and an internal wall of the pipeline.

REGISTRY FOR MAPPING NAMES TO COMPONENT INSTANCES USING CONFIGURABLE INPUT AND OUTPUT LINKS

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180314569

The disclosed embodiments relate to a system that facilitates developing applications in a component-based software development environment. This system provides an execution environment comprising instances of application components and a registry that maps names to instances of application components. Upon receiving a call to register a mapping between a name and an instance of an application component, the system updates the registry to include an entry for the mapping. Moreover, upon receiving a call to be notified about registry changes for a name, the system updates the registry to send a notification to a caller when a registry change occurs for the name.

ACTIVATORS OF AUTOPHAGIC FLUX AND PHOSPHOLIPASE D AND CLEARANCE OF PROTEIN AGGREGATES INCLUDING TAU AND TREATMENT OF PROTEINOPATHIES

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180312527

The present application discloses compounds which are activators of autophagic flux and pharmaceutical compositions comprising said activators. It further discloses use of said compounds and pharmaceutical compositions in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly proteinopathies and tauopathies such as Alzheimer's disease. It further discloses methods of enhancing autophagic flux.

BATHTUB DOOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180310776

Embodiments described herein include a bathtub that can include a U-shaped step saddle associated with a door assembly. The door assembly can include a hinge coupled with the U-shaped step saddle such that the door assembly can be transitioned between an open position and a closed position. The door assembly can include a catch and a latch to secure the door in the closed position.

LIQUID LEVEL SENSOR WITH IMPROVED REMOVABILITY

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180313675

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to a liquid level sensor system that allows ease of connection and disconnection of a removable vessel (such as a toilet bowl) from a stationary unit (such as a toilet frame). The system provides at least one liquid level sensor (a first part of the sensor probe connection) mounted to the removable vessel, a liquid level sensor circuit board mounted to the unit, and a connection feature (a second part of a sensor probe connection) configured to extend between the sensor and the circuit board. When the removable vessel is removed from the vessel, the sensor probe connection is disconnected without the need for manual intervention. Installation of multiple probes and varying their location can support detection of a single or several discrete levels, or provide for any required redundancy of detection.

Temperature Homogenization And Protection Structure Of Barbecue Grill

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180310763

Disclosed is a temperature homogenization and protection structure of a barbecue grill, including at least one burner and at least one grate. The burner is arranged in the barbecue grill and is provided, on a top side thereof, with a protector board. The protector board includes a plurality of through openings. The grate is arranged in a top opening of the barbecue grill and the grate includes a plurality of ribs. The ribs are provided with at least one temperature homogenization protection section and at least one temperature homogenization sections. The temperature homogenization protection section corresponds in position to the burner and the protector board.

HYBRID PANEL AND MOLD THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180311873

An injection mold for producing a hybrid panel having a decorative material bordered by a thermoplastic resin has laterally outwardly off-set stand-offs on opposed mold halves, which create pinch points that permit bordering the decorative material with the thermoplastic material only at the edges of the decorative material without permitting molten resin to bleed through to the visible class A surface of the decorative material. The resulting panel has an indent separating the front surface of the decorative inner portion from the thermoplastic resin border along an intersection between the decorative material and the thermoplastic resin border, which provides a clean, visually appealing transition between the class A surface of the decorative material and the thermoplastic resin border.

INTERACTIVE MESSAGE DISPLAY METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180316632

Provided are a method, apparatus and system for displaying an interactive message, and a storage medium. The method includes: acquiring, by a client, an interactive message; adding, by the client, the interactive message into a queue of messages to be displayed; and invoking, by the client, a pre-created message base class with a motion path according to a preset display duration to sequentially display interactive messages in the queue of messages to be displayed on an interactive interface, the message base class with a motion path being used for specifying motion paths of the interactive messages on the interactive interface.

EXHAUST GAS PURIFYING CATALYST AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION DEVICE USING SAME

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180311616

A novel exhaust gas purifying catalyst, method for producing same, and an exhaust gas purification device using same, which are capable of maintaining catalytic activity of a precious metal at a higher level than compared with conventional exhaust gas purifying catalysts. An exhaust gas purifying catalyst having a first carrier particle, a second carrier particle, and a precious metal catalyst particle carried on the first and second carrier particles, wherein: the first carrier particle contains a rare-earth oxide other than ceria and at least one metal oxide selected from the group consisting of silica, alumina, ceria, zirconia, and titania; the second carrier particle contains a rare-earth oxide other than ceria; and the contained amount of the rare-earth oxide in the second carrier particle is higher than the contained amount of the rare-earth oxide in the first carrier particle.

UNIVERSAL FAUCET HANDLES

Pub Date: 2018-11-01

Pub Number: US20180313067

Handle assemblies for coupling to a shaft are provided. Each assembly includes a handle having an end wall with a fastener passage extending therethrough and a side wall extending from the end wall to an open end. In one embodiment, an adapter assembly includes a nut, a collet having a fastener portion carrying the nut and a compression portion receiving the shaft, and a clamp mounted on the compression portion and tightened around the compression portion to compress the collet to the shaft. A fastener extends through the fastener passage and into the nut. In another embodiment, the handle defines a conical pocket in communication with the fastener passage. An adapter in the pocket includes circumferentially spaced jaws having conical outer surfaces and inner surfaces engaging the shaft and hinged connectors extending circumferentially between adjacent jaws. A fastener extends through the fastener passage and into the shaft.