Total 7751 patents for "2018-11-15"

METHOD OF REDUCING PERSPIRATION

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180326229

Cosmetic product comprising a two-chamber container for application of cosmetic preparations, characterized in that the first chamber contains a preparation comprising silicic acid (phase1) and the second chamber contains a preparation comprising an alkaline compound (base) (phase 2).

PIPELINE CRACK DETECTION

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180328891

A method includes emitting an ultrasonic signal into a test specimen from a transducer, receiving a first reflected ultrasonic signal from the test specimen, wherein the first reflected ultrasonic signal is reflected from a feature in the test specimen and the first reflected ultrasonic signal is internally reflected within the test specimen three times prior to being received, and determining a threshold depth of the feature in the test specimen based on receiving the first reflected ultrasonic signal.

SYSTEMS, APPARATUSES, AND METHODS RELATED TO FIBER STRANDS USED IN REINFORCED CONCRETE

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180328039

A reinforcing bar, and a method of producing a reinforcing bar, are provided. The reinforcing bar includes a plurality of strands and a deformity pattern. Each strand includes a plurality of carbon fibers. The strands having been impregnated with a resin and twisted forming a unified structure. The deformity pattern being formed within the unified structure by twisting the strands a predetermined number of times per linear foot of the unified structure and allowing the resin-impregnated unified structure to cure.

WIRELESS ACTIVE TRACKING FIDUCIALS

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180325621

A fiducial marker to be tracked by a surgical navigation system. The fiducial marker is to be affixed to an object during a surgical procedure. The fiducial marker including a casing for attachment to the object; a light emitting component attached to the casing; a power source within the casing; a signal receiver to receive a signal from the surgical navigation system; and control logic to control the light emitting component in response to the signal from the surgical navigation system. The object to-be-tracked may include a plurality of the fiducial markers arranged in geometric pattern, and the markers may include a first active fiducial marker having a first light emitting component that emits light having a first spectral bandwidth, and a second active fiducial marker having a second light emitting component that emits light having a second spectral bandwidth different from the first spectral bandwidth.

PUNCTURE SUPPORT DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180325600

A puncture support device includes a display unit, a puncture target setting unit, a puncturable region setting unit, a puncture route extraction unit, a safety degree calculation unit, and an insertion point candidate region display control unit. The puncture target setting unit is configured to set a puncture target in a acquired volume data. The puncturable region setting unit is configured to set a puncturable region on a body surface image. The puncture route extraction unit is configured to extract a puncture route from the set puncturable region on the body surface image to the puncture target. The safety degree calculation unit is configured to calculate a safety degree of the extracted puncture route. The insertion point candidate region display control unit is configured to divide the puncturable region into groups based on the calculated safety degree, and display the divided region on the display unit.

METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR BUILDING UP A DENTAL OBJECT

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180325635

A method of building up a dental object includes steps of (i) determining the three-dimensional shape of the object; (ii) mixing at least a first and a second component to form a hardenable composition; (iii) depositing the hardenable composition through a nozzle; (iv) performing steps (ii) and (iii) in combination with moving the nozzle by computer control based on said data. The invention helps providing an object like a dental restoration at maximized geometric and optical quality.

POOL CLEANER CADDY WITH REMOVABLE WHEEL ASSEMBLIES

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180327014

Exemplary embodiments are directed to pool cleaners that remove debris from water using a plurality of cyclonic flows, or that include a removable impeller subassembly, a check valve for a debris canister, a particle separator assembly having a handle that locks to the pool cleaner, a modular roller drive gear box, or a roller latch that secures a roller to the pool cleaner. Exemplary embodiments are also directed to the check valve and the roller latch themselves. Exemplary embodiments are directed to a filter medium for pool cleaners that includes embossments providing flow channels for water, and to roller assemblies for pool cleaners. Exemplary embodiments are directed to pool cleaners including alternative pump motor engagements. Exemplary embodiments are directed to pool cleaners power supplies that include a potted and contoured power board assembly, and to kickstands therefor. Exemplary embodiments are directed to a pool cleaner caddy, and removable wheels therefor.

MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES DESIGNED WITH HIGH FREQUENCY COMMUNICATION DEVICES INCLUDING COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES INTEGRATED ON A DIE FABRIC ON PACKAGE

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180331051

Embodiments of the invention include a microelectronic device that includes a first die having a silicon based substrate and a second die coupled to the first die. In one example, the second die is formed with compound semiconductor materials. The microelectronic device includes a substrate that is coupled to the first die with a plurality of electrical connections. The substrate including an antenna unit for transmitting and receiving communications at a frequency of approximately 4 GHz or higher.

EMERGENCY POWER SUPPLY FOR LIGHTING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180331567

An emergency power supply for lighting apparatuses and to a lighting apparatus for an emergency power supply. The emergency power supply (1) includes: a power supply (11) provided with at least one main insulation, e.g., transformer, (34), operatively connectable to the network voltage; an accumulator (16) operatively connected to the power supply (11); a flyback power converter (17) including a primary (18) and a secondary (19) provided within at least one additional insulation, e.g., transformer (30). The primary (18) is connected to the accumulator (16) and the secondary (19) is directly connectable, except for the conversion network, to the output of a network power supply (2) and simultaneously to a light source (3). A control unit (20), which includes an transistor activation device (27), is operatively connected to the power supply (11), to the accumulator (16) and to the primary (18) of the flyback power converter (17) and is configured for detecting the network voltage and for switching the emergency power supply (1) between a first mode of deactivation of the flyback power converter (17) and a second mode of activation of the flyback power converter (17).

ON-VEHICLE APPARATUS, ALERT OUTPUT METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180326905

A monitoring unit monitors action of a driver of a preceding adjacent vehicle and a lighting-up state of a turn signal of the preceding adjacent vehicle, using a photographed image showing the preceding adjacent vehicle, and instructs to output an alert to a driver of a vehicle when the monitoring unit detects lighting up of the turn signal without detecting the driver of the preceding adjacent vehicle taking safety check action for a lane change to a travel lane, the preceding adjacent vehicle traveling preceding the vehicle in the same direction as a travel direction of the vehicle and in a lane adjacent to the travel lane, the travel lane being a lane in which the vehicle is traveling, and the lighting up of the turn signal giving notice of a lane change to the travel lane. An alert output unit outputs the alert based on an instruction from the monitoring unit.

SENSOR COMBINATION

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180328717

A sensor system includes a housing having a front surface and a rear surface. The housing defines a bore that extends from the front surface toward the rear surface and that includes one or more lenses. The housing includes an image sensor adjacent at least a first lens and that is aligned with the bore. The system includes a proximity-sensing device mounted on the front surface of the housing. The system further includes a conductor element shared by the proximity-sensing device and the image sensor. The conductor element provides an electrical connection between (i) at least one circuit board of an electronic device and (ii) the proximity-sensing device and the image sensor.

INDOOR UNIT FOR AN AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180328621

Provided is an indoor unit for an air-conditioning apparatus capable of preventing crazing, which occurs in a fixing claw or a claw receiver due to intrusion of oil or solvent. The indoor unit for an air-conditioning apparatus includes a rear casing and a front casing. An upper wall is formed, and an overlap portion is formed. The fixing claw is provided, and the claw receiver is provided. The upper wall has a front portion on a front side with respect to the fixing claw, and the claw receiver protrudes rearward from the overlap portion. A recessed portion which is opened upward is formed on a front side of the claw receiver of the overlap portion.

PROCESS FOR PREPARING AN AQUEOUS DISPERSION OF POLYMERIC MICROSPHERES

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180327562

The present invention relates to an aqueous dispersion of a class of organic phosphate functionalized microspheres having a particle size in the range of from 1 m to 25 m, and a process for preparing the dispersion. The microspheres, which have a low coefficient of variation and low gel concentration, are useful in coatings applications, especially where a matte finish is desired.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHARACTERIZING A PORT FUEL INJECTOR

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180328304

Methods and systems are provided for calibrating engine port injectors. After pressurizing a low pressure fuel rail, a lift pump may be disabled and port injector variability may be correlated with a measured fuel rail pressure drop at each port injection event by sweeping injection pressure while maintaining injection voltage, and then sweeping injection voltage while maintaining injection pressure. A port injector variability map learned as a function of injection voltage and injection pressure is then transformed into a map learned as a function of injection current and injection pressure by accounting for injector variability caused due to changes in injector temperature.

METHOD FOR EASY ACCESSIBILITY TO HOME DESIGN ITEMS

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180330393

The present invention relates to a method for remunerating users, for tagging items in a network based commerce system, comprising the steps of: providing a network based commerce system, which can be accessed by users; providing means for uploading photos to the network based commerce system; providing means for allowing the users to tag items in said uploaded photos; displaying at least one of the tags, and remunerating said user, for his tagging, if said tagged item has been sold.

MOBILE DEVICE POSITION DETERMINATION USING COMPATIBLE DEDICATED-FREQUENCY NODES AND NON-DEDICATED-FREQUENCY NODES

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180332430

A mobile device can send and receive signals in a dedicated frequency band and receive signals in a separate frequency band separate from the dedicated frequency band. The mobile device can send one or more frequency band compatibility combinations each including first and second frequency bands, the first frequency band being in the separate frequency band and the second frequency band being in the dedicated frequency. The mobile device can listen, based on a received neighbor list, for a first signal that has a frequency in the first frequency band and for a second signal that has a frequency in the second frequency band. The mobile device can determine, based on the first signal, ranging information indicative of a range from the mobile device to a source of the first signal, e.g., to obtain improved accuracy ranging information.

ACELLULAR REGENERATIVE PRODUCTS AND METHODS OF THEIR MANUFACTURE

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180325961

An acellular product may be derived from human placenta and may be used in various scenarios for wound healing. Because the product may be acellular, the product may be processed for storage and transportation with minimal degradation. The product may include various scaffolding such as biomaterials or human tissue, and the scaffolding may be infused with various plasmas and agents. The cell-free treatment may maintain the biological activity of many therapeutic agents found within cells and may possess multiple structural components to support cellular attachment. The structural components or scaffolds may function as a reservoir of highly diffusible chemotactic and cellular-programming factors that may be useful to treat injury and disease.

Method for Removing Foulants from a Heat Exchanger through Coolant Flow Control

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180328661

A method for removing a foulant from a heat exchanger is disclosed. A process fluid, comprising a process liquid and a fouling component, are provided to a process side of the heat exchanger. A flow of a coolant to the coolant side is provided by opening an inlet to the coolant side. The process fluid is cooled, a portion of the fouling component desublimating, crystallizing, freezing, condensing coupled with solidifying, or a combination thereof as a first portion of the foulant onto an outer surface of the coolant side. The inlet to the coolant side is periodically closed such that the flow of the coolant slows or stops, warming the process side, and causing the first portion of the foulant to sublimate, melt, absorb, or a combination thereof off the outer surface of the coolant side. The process then returns to the providing the flow of the coolant step.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180330170

An aspect of the present disclosure provides a detection unit that detects an object in determination areas of an image, a decision unit that decides whether each of the determination areas is in a congestion state based on the number of objects detected in the determination areas, and a determination unit that determines that a second determination area is in a line state when a first determination area is decided to be in the congestion state and the second determination area adjacent to the first determination area is decided to be in the congestion state.

INTEGRATING TRANSACTION PROCESSING SYSTEM INTERFACES WITH EVENT-DRIVEN POLYGLOT RUNTIME MODULES

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180329761

An approach is provided for providing transactional operations in an event-driven polyglot language runtime environment. Native functionalities of a transaction processing system are exposed as interfaces to multiple languages and frameworks in the event-driven polyglot language runtime environment. Application programming interfaces (APIs) are generated for the event-driven polyglot language runtime environment. Via the APIs, the transactional operations are called from modules within the event-driven polyglot language runtime environment. Based on the native functionalities of the transaction processing system being exposed and the transactional operations being called from the modules within the event-driven polyglot language runtime environment via the APIs, the transaction processing system is integrated with the modules within the event-driven polyglot language runtime environment.

METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING A RECONSTRUCTION DATA SET OF A VESSEL SEGMENT

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180330484

A method and system are provided for at least symbolically reconstructing a reconstruction data set of at least one vessel segment in a vessel tree of a patient. Input data for the reconstruction comprises at least two two-dimensional angiographic projection images taken in different acquisition geometries. At least one first angiographic projection image showing the vessel segment is acquired. An evaluation measure is automatically determined for each first angiographic projection image using three-dimensional preliminary information for the vessel segment. The evaluation measure describes the suitability of the at least one angiographic projection image for reconstructing the reconstruction data set. When a quality criterion evaluating the evaluation measure is not fulfilled, at least one additional acquisition geometry is determined using the three-dimensional preliminary information and/or the evaluation measure. In each additional acquisition geometry, at least one second angiographic projection image is acquired. The reconstruction data set is reconstructed from the at least one second angiographic projection image and/or at least one of the at least one first angiographic projection image fulfilling a suitability criterion evaluating the evaluation measure.

GAPPED RESONANT CURRENT TRANSFORMER

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180330865

A gapped resonant current transformer that has a pre-determined gap in a split-core. The invention eliminates the need for a magnetic flux shunt between the primary and secondary windings. Further, the sensitivity to the clamping force holding the two halves of the split-core is reduced as well as temperature effects on the core. Finally, excess heat is removed from overload (saturation) by circulating power back into the line.

METHOD OF FABRICATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180330948

A method of fabricating a three-dimensional semiconductor device comprises stacking first hardmask layers and second hardmask layers on a lower layer including a pattern region and a buffer region adjacent to the pattern region, the second hardmask layers and the first hardmask layers for forming a first hardmask pattern and a second hardmask pattern, patterning the second hardmask layer to form the second hardmask pattern including a plurality of first mask holes on the pattern region and at least one recess on the buffer region, the plurality of first mask holes exposing the first hardmask layer, and etching the first hardmask layer using the second hardmask pattern as an etch mask to form the first hardmask pattern including a plurality of etch mask holes on the pattern region and at least one buffer mask hole on the buffer region, the plurality of etch mask holes exposing a top surface of the lower layer, the at least one buffer mask hole having a bottom surface spaced apart from the top surface of the lower layer.

SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATION TYPE A/D CONVERSION CIRCUIT

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180331688

A successive approximation type A/D conversion circuit includes a first capacitor circuit, a second capacitor circuit, a plurality of comparison circuits, a determination circuit, and a control circuit. The determination circuit counts a first number of first state and a second number of second state with respect to a plurality of first digital signals output from the plurality of comparison circuits. The determination circuit outputs a control signal for stopping the plurality of comparison circuits to the control circuit when an absolute value of a difference between the first number and the second number is equal to or smaller than 1. The control circuit stops the plurality of comparison circuits on the basis of the control signal.

Genome and self-evolution of AI

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180330048

The components and structure for a genome created for the purpose of the evolutionary development of artificial intelligence systems/machines without human intervention.

Method, System and Device for Providing Flow Control in a Split Bearer Environment

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180332496

There is disclosed a method in a first net work node (120A) operating in a split bearer environment, the first network node (120A) being communicatively connected with a second network node (120B) via an internode interface (135A, 135B). The method comprises obtaining, by the first network node (120A), expected queuing times of packet data convergence protocol, PDCP, packet data units, PDUs at the first network node (120A) and at the second network node (120B). The method comprises determining, by the first network node (120A) and according to the estimated expected queuing times, forwarding of a flow of PDCP PDUs destined for a User Equipment, UE, (100).

Using Offset Parameters in Viscosity Calculations

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180328830

A sensor is calibrated to determine a first offset parameter. The sensor has a boundary condition that affects the first offset parameter. A first viscosity of a first fluid is calculated using a calculated parameter adjusted by the first offset parameter. The calculated parameter is calculated from an output of the sensor being applied to the first fluid. An operational decision is made based on the calculated first viscosity.

Optimizing Data-to-Learning-to-Action

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180330282

An optimizing data-to-learning-to-action method and system identifies uncertainties embodied as probability distributions that influence a sequence of decisions. The uncertainties are mapped to a simulation of a computer-based infrastructure that supports the execution of the decisions. Actions with respect to the infrastructure that are expected to reduce the uncertainties are simulated. The probability distributions are updated accordingly for each simulated action and an associated net value of information for each simulated action is generated. The action with the greatest net value of information is implemented and the simulated infrastructure is updated accordingly. The process may then be re-run based upon the updated simulated infrastructure.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING PRESENTATION OF WEB RESOURCES IN A BROWSER WINDOW

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180330004

A method of stacking tabs in a browser window executable by an electronic device includes, in a first tab associated with a first web resource, receiving a user request for opening a second web resource. A type of the first web resource is identified, the type being one of a hub type and a node type. Responsive to the first web resource being of the node type, the second web resource is opened in the first tab replacing the first web resource. Responsive to the first web resource being of the hub type, a second tab is created, the second web resource is opened therein, and the second tab is stacked on the first tab, the first tab being thereby stacked under the second tab. The first and second tabs are comprised in a tab stack of the browser window, the tab stack comprising a plurality of stacked tabs.

METHOD FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF A TEST PART IN AN X-RAY CT METHOD IN AN X-RAY CT SYSTEM BY MEANS OF AN INTELLIGENT PATH CURVE

Pub Date: 2018-11-15

Pub Number: US20180330524

A method for the reconstruction of a test part in an X-ray CT method in an X-ray CT system, which has an X-ray with a focus, an X-ray detector, and a manipulator which moves the test part within the X-ray CT system. To generate recordings of the test part in various positions, the manipulator travels a predefinable parameterizable path-curve and makes recordings at triggered positions. For each recording, the position of the manipulator is determined and the respective associated projective geometry is calculated. Thereafter, a further path curve is followed having different parameters from the preceding path curve. The path curve is determined iteratively by means of an optimization algorithm, at the value of which the quality function is minimal. For each test part, a CT reconstruction is carried out by means of a suitable algorithm with reference to the allocation of the individual recordings to the respective projective geometry.