Total 5646 patents for "2018-11-22"

ARTIFICIAL CERVICAL AND LUMBAR DISCS, DISC PLATE INSERTION GUN FOR PERFORMING SEQUENTIAL SINGLE PLATE INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANTATION ENABLING SYMMETRIC BI-DISC PLATE ALIGNMENT FOR INTERPLATE MOBILE CORE PLACEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180333271

An artificial replacement disc includes a pair of substantially parallel plates formed to occupy a space defined by vertebral endplates, each of the plates including a plurality of spikes on a first surface and a concave trough formed on a second surface opposite of the first surface. A mobile core includes a core rim with opposing convex surfaces extending from opposite sides of the core rim, the mobile core being capable of being disposed between the pair of plates to permit the vertebral endplates to move relative to one another. The spikes on each of the plates extend substantially away from the mobile core and the convex surfaces are formed to integrally fit within the concave trough of at least one of the plates. The core rim limits lateral movement of the mobile core relative to the parallel plates. One or more insertion tools for inserting and implanting the replacement disc are also described.

ELECTRONIC EAR PROTECTION DEVICES

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180338201

Electronic ear protection devices are provided herein. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, an electronic ear protection device comprises a pair of ear cups, each comprising a speaker, and a headband that interconnects and supports the pair of ear cups on opposite ends of the headband. The device also includes an electronic sound control module disposed outside of the ear cups. The module comprises one or more microphones configured to detect an ambient sound, and one or more inputs operable to control a volume of the ambient sound signal delivered to the speakers.

BK VIRUS SPECIFIC T CELLS

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180333435

Provided herein are methods of rapidly expanding BKV-specific T cells using a peptide mixture and cytokines. Further provided herein are methods of treating polyomavirus-associated diseases by administering the BKV-specific T cells.

DATA CUSTODIAN PORTAL FOR PUBLIC CLOUDS

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180336571

Methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media for providing a data custodian portal that communicates with a data custodian region within an infrastructure of a public cloud through a connector executed within the data custodian region, the data custodian region being specific to a customer of an enterprise having one or more computer-implemented services hosted on the public cloud, the infrastructure including a plurality of regional data centers, through which customer data passes and/or is stored, each data center being at a location within a region, in response to a determination that a data event associated with at least union fails to comply with a union definition of the at least one union, displaying a notification within a graphical user interface (GUI) of the data custodian portal, the union definition being used to control one or more of access, transfer, and storage of customer data within respective regional data centers, the union definition being provided by a data custodian associated with the customer, receiving, through the data custodian portal, first user input including a request for detail regarding the data event, in response to the first user input, providing the detail regarding the event, and receiving, through the data custodian portal, second user input including instructions for resolving the data event.

IMAGE READING APPARATUS TRANSMITTING DEVICE IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION AND READING INFORMATION TO PUSH NOTIFICATION SERVER, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE IMAGE READING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180338054

In an image reading apparatus, a processor receives an input instructing to control the scanner to read an original, and controls the scanner to generate image data by reading the original. The processor receives device identification information identifying an information processing apparatus from the information processing apparatus. The process executes a first process and a second process. The first process includes: transmitting to a push notification server via the communication interface the received device identification information and reading information, the reading information including at least one of information specifying the controlling the scanner is start and information specifying the controlling the scanner is complete; receiving request information from the information processing apparatus via the communication interface; and transmitting the generated image data to the information processing apparatus in response to receiving the request information.

EMOJI RECORDING AND SENDING

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180335930

The present disclosure generally relates to generating and modifying virtual avatars. An electronic device having a camera and a display apparatus displays a virtual avatar that changes appearance in response to changes in a face in a field of view of the camera. In response to detecting changes in one or more physical features of the face in the field of view of the camera, the electronic device modifies one or more features of the virtual avatar.

Packaging Scheme for a Plurality of Consumer Goods

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180334281

A packaging scheme for identifying consumer goods affiliated with, made and/or sold by a company and/or brand. The packaging scheme provides for a first product and a second product where the first product and the second product are different products, and a first package containing the first product and a second package containing both the first product and the second product. A first visual cue and/or a first packaging construction cue are associated with the first product. A second visual cue and/or a second packaging construction cue are associated with the second product, such that the first package has a first visual cue and/or a first packaging construction cue, while the second package has both a (i) first visual cue and/or a first packaging construction cue, and (ii) a second visual cue and/or a second packaging construction cue.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING DEPOSITION MASK

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180337334

A method of manufacturing a deposition mask includes forming a coating layer on a surface of a mask substrate, irradiating a laser beam onto the coating layer to form pattern openings in the mask substrate, and removing a residual film of the coating layer.

APPARATUS FOR MEASURING ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING AND PREVENTING DEMENTIA

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180333066

An apparatus for measuring electroencephalogram (EEG) may include at least one an EEG-detecting electrode and an eye patch. The EEG-detecting electrode may be configured to detect an EEG of a subject. The eye patch may be configured to shut eyes of the subject when measuring the EEG.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180335718

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion, first and second rotatable members, a jam detecting portion, a detector, and a controller. When a sheet to be fed to a nip is a first sheet having a first length and a first width, the controller causes the first rotatable member rotating at a first speed to feed the first sheet. When the sheet is a second sheet having is a second length shorter than the first length and having the first width, the controller causes the first rotatable member rotating at a second speed slower than the first speed to feed the second sheet. The controller stops rotation of the first rotatable member in response to detection of the occurrence of a jam by the jam detecting portion.

Push-On Spring Nut

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180335072

A push-on spring nut for attaching a threaded object to a structure can include a single-piece body with a base, a first arm, and a second arm. Each of the first and second arms can include a support portion extending from the base, a structure-engagement portion that extends laterally outwardly from the support portion, a connecting portion that extends laterally inwardly from an acutely angled junction with the structure-engagement portion, and a thread-engagement portion that extends laterally inwardly from the connecting portion. The single-piece body can be configured to be pushed partly through an opening of the structure to seat the structure-engagement portion against the structure, to support the single-piece body against axial loading opposite the first direction. The first and second arms can be configured to resiliently flex laterally outwardly to allow non-rotational axial insertion of the threaded object.

PERFORMING A DESIRED MANIPULATION OF AN ENCODED DATA SLICE BASED ON A METADATA RESTRICTION AND A STORAGE OPERATIONAL CONDITION

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180336096

A method comprises receiving a set of write fan out requests for a plurality of sets of encoded data slices and metadata regarding storage parameters for the plurality of sets of encoded data slices. The method continues by identifying an encoded data slice of the plurality of sets of encoded data slices based on a desired manipulation of the encoded data slice. The method continues by determining whether the metadata provides a restriction regarding the desired manipulation of the encoded data slice. When the metadata does not provide the restriction regarding the desired manipulation of the encoded data slice, the method continues by determining whether execute the desired manipulation of the encoded data slice based on a storage operational condition. The method continues by executing the desired manipulation of the encoded data slice when the storage unit determines to execute the desired manipulation of the encoded data slice.

HANDLING NETWORK THREATS

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180337943

Examples relate to handling network threats. In one example, a computing device may: receive, from a threat detector, threat data associated with a particular network device included in a plurality of network devices; identify, based on the threat data, a particular analytics operation for assisting with remediation of a threat associated with the threat data; identify, based on the threat data, additional data for performing the particular analytics operation; cause reconfiguration of at least one of the plurality of network devices, the reconfiguration causing each of the reconfigured network devices to i) collect the additional data, and ii) provide the additional data to an analytics device; and receive, from the analytics device, particular analytics results of the particular analytics operation.

OPTICAL INTERCONNECT MODULES WITH 3D SILICON WAVEGUIDE ON SOI SUBSTRATE

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180335587

An active optoelectronic optical engine layer is assembled on a SOI silicon substrate side, including multiple VCSEL input ports and multiple PD output ports. Each passive straight silicon waveguide terminated with two 45 degree reflectors is fabricated on the silicon-on-oxide surface of the SOI substrate to form an optical path to transmit optical signals from the VCSEL lasers to photodetectors. The active and passive sides are designed and developed as an on-chip optical interconnect module to carry high-speed electrical traces, Improved RF performance is achieved. A method of fabricating the device is disclosed as: on the substrate surface, patterning a plurality of conductive lines and the optical engine has an emitter (VCSEL) and a receiver (PD); on the SOI device layer, patterning a straight portion and two 45 degree end reflectors as the silicon waveguide and align the two 45 degree end reflectors with active optical devices VCSEL and PD.

DUAL CHANNEL CMOS HAVING COMMON GATE STACKS

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180337097

Embodiments are directed to a method and resulting structures for a dual channel complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) having common gate stacks. A first semiconductor fin is formed on a substrate. A second semiconductor fin is formed adjacent to the first semiconductor fin on the substrate. An oxide layer is formed over the first and second semiconductor fins and annealed at a temperature effective to increase a germanium concentration of the second semiconductor fin. The annealing process is selective to the second semiconductor fin and does not increase a germanium concentration of the first semiconductor fin.

INTERLACING METHODS, COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA, AND INTERLACING DEVICES

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180337796

According to various embodiments, an interlacing method may be provided. The interlacing method may include: receiving first data from a first streaming service; receiving second data from a second streaming service; determining duplicates in the first data and the second data; providing interlaced data based on the first data and the second data free from the duplicates; and outputting the interlaced data.

METHOD OF MAKING A MULTI-STRAND IMPLANT WITH ENHANCED RADIOPACITY

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180333281

Methods of making an implant for medical use, having a body formed of a plurality of single strands of a first material. The body further includes at least one multi-strand of radiopaque material incorporated among the single strands, the multi-strand having at least two side-by-side filaments of radiopaque material that lie substantially contiguous to each other over substantially the entire length of the multi-strand.

PRUNING FILTERS FOR EFFICIENT CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORKS FOR IMAGE RECOGNITION IN SURVEILLANCE APPLICATIONS

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180336468

Systems and methods for pruning a convolutional neural network (CNN) for surveillance with image recognition are described, including extracting convolutional layers from a trained CNN, each convolutional layer including a kernel matrix having at least one filter formed in a corresponding output channel of the kernel matrix, and a feature map set having a feature map corresponding to each filter. An absolute kernel weight is determined for each kernel and summed across each filter to determine a magnitude of each filter. The magnitude of each filter is compared with a threshold and removed if it is below the threshold. A feature map corresponding to each of the removed filters is removed to prune the CNN of filters. The CNN is retrained to generate a pruned CNN having fewer convolutional layers to efficiently recognize and predict conditions in an environment being surveilled.

ELECTRICAL DEVICE HAVING AN INSULATOR WAFER

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180337483

An electrical device includes a substrate having a signal contact and a ground contact along a surface of the substrate. The electrical device also includes an insulator wafer having a front surface, a rear surface, and an opening, the front surface facing the signal contact. A communication cable includes a signal conductor, an insulator surrounding the signal conductor, and a shield layer that surrounds the insulator. The insulator and the shield layer have substantially coplanar terminating ends, and a terminating end of the signal conductor extends beyond a terminating end of the insulator. The signal conductor has a terminating end that projects through the opening of the insulator wafer to electrically couple with the signal contact. The insulator wafer electrically blocks the shield layer from the signal conductor and the signal contact.

Device to Release a Self-Expanding Implant

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180333284

A delivery device for a self-expanding implant, including an inner shaft, a slidable member disposed over the inner shaft, an actuation member, a rolling membrane, and a slitting member. The actuation member is coupled to the slidable member, and the rolling membrane is disposed over the self-expanding implant, the rolling member including a proximal end secured to the inner shaft, and a distal end secured to the slidable member. The slitting member includes a proximal end secured to the inner shaft, and a distal end secured to the slidable member, such that translation of the slidable member over the inner shaft in a proximal direction contemporaneously translates the rolling membrane and the slitting member in the proximal direction.

Devices, Systems, and Methods For Using Corrugated Tessellation To Create Surface Features

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180335864

Devices, systems and methods for using corrugated tessellation to create surface features are disclosed. In embodiments, a device comprises a touch-sensitive surface capable of being in a first configuration and a second configuration different than the first configuration. When the touch-sensitive surface is in the second configuration an input device may be provided that is not present when the touch-sensitive surface is in the first configuration. For example, the touch-sensitive surface can be a flat surface in the first configuration and can be a three-dimensional surface comprising a physical keyboard in the second configuration. In embodiments, a device, such as a mobile phone or a tablet computer, comprises a touch-sensitive display that comprises the touch-sensitive surface.

IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180334031

A device is provided that when in use, is coupled to a vehicle, and restrains the vehicle against operation unless it detects a Bluetooth or WiFi enabled phone. A computing facility can be utilized which sends a signal to a user if a tracking feature is disabled on the phone. A computing facility can also be utilized which sends a signal to the user if the device is uncoupled from the vehicle. The device can be adapted to be coupled to the vehicle through an OBD-II port, and to restrain the operation of the vehicle through control signals sent, for example, to disable the fuel pump, engine starter or an ignition circuit.

INITIALIZATION AND CONFIGURATION OF END POINT DEVICES USING A MOBILE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180337822

Method and system for assigning addresses to end point devices in a network includes placing a mobile device in close proximity to a first end point device and establishing a wireless connection, transmitting an auto-addressing command from the mobile device to the end point device in response to the connection being established and disconnecting the connection in response to the end point device being configured with the network address. As the mobile device is moved through the system, when the wireless signal strength between the mobile device and a respective the end point device exceeds a threshold, both devices recognize that they are in close proximity and the mobile device transfers the address configuration information to the end point device. By moving the mobile device through the system the steps are automatically repeated until the mobile device assigns address and location information to each end point device on the network. The initialization process also involves assigning personality information to end devices that define particular behaviors that the end devices shall assume in the configured system.

WATER REPELLENT COMBINATIONS

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180334571

The present invention concerns combinations of a water repellent alkyl ketene dimer as a component (I) and a water repellent metal alcoholate as a component (II) that are strongly synergistic in repelling water from water absorbing surfaces, resulting in a surprisingly long water droplet absorption time. The combinations of the invention can be applied to the surface of any material that has water absorbing properties such as, but not limited to, wood, woven and non-woven sheeting materials, paper, building materials, gypsum board, and leather.

INTERACTIVE REAL TIME SYSTEM AND REAL TIME METHOD OF USE THEREOF IN CONVEYANCE INDUSTRY SEGMENTS

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180336510

The present invention recognizes that there is a long felt need for more efficient systems in the interactive conveyance industry for goods and services. A first aspect of the present invention generally relates to an interactive real time system in the conveyance and other industries. A second aspect of the present invention generally relates to a real time method of use of the interactive system of the present invention.

CONTRAST ENHANCED ENERGY SUBTRACTION MAMMOGRAPHY

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180333109

Disclosed are systems and methods for X-ray imaging of a patient's breast using contrast-enhanced energy-subtraction mammography employing a molybdenum-based contrast agent.

ELECTRIC BRAKING SYSTEM AND SELF-TEST METHOD USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180334146

Am electric braking system is disclosed. The electric braking system comprising: a cylinder unit having a first piston connected to a brake pedal, a cylinder chamber with the volume varying by displacement of the first piston, and a pressing chamber with the volume varying by a pressing member, and sending an intention of braking to an electronic control unit; a reservoir storing a working fluid, a pressure applier having a second piston operating by receiving power and a pump chamber with the volume varying by displacement of the second piston, and hydraulically coupled to wheel brakes, a reservoir line connecting the cylinder chamber and the reservoir and having a reservoir valve; and a pump reservoir line connecting the pump chamber and the reservoir and having a dump valve.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MEMBRANE-ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY FOR FUEL CELL

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180337410

A device for manufacturing a membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell may include top and bottom side bonding rolls respectively disposed above and below a transfer path through which an electrolyte membrane and top and bottom electrode films transferred with a predetermined line speed, one of the top side and bottom side bonding rolls provided reciprocally movable in a vertical direction through a first driving source, and transfer anode and cathode catalyst electrode layers of the top and bottom electrode films to top and bottom sides of the electrolyte membrane while compressing the top and bottom electrode films; film rewinders provided above and below the transfer path to rewind the top and bottom electrode films; and a compulsive driving roll provided in a rewinding path of an electrode film rewound by one of the film rewinders and selectively compulsively feeding the electrode film with a predetermined driving speed.

SEMI-COMPLIANT COATING FOR THERMAL EXPANSION ABSORPTION

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180334991

An engine cylinder head includes an internal metal structure forming an upper portion of a combustion chamber. The internal metal structure includes a semi-compliant coating configured to absorb thermal expansion of the internal metal structure. The engine cylinder head also includes a polymer composite forming an external structure at least partially surrounding the internal metal structure.

TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEPTION METHOD, TRANSMITTER, AND RECEIVER

Pub Date: 2018-11-22

Pub Number: US20180337749

In a transmission method according to one aspect of the present disclosure, a encoder performs error correction coding on an information bit string to generate a code word. A mapper modulates a first bit string in which the number of bits is the predetermined integral multiple of (X+Y) in the code word using a first scheme, the first scheme being a set of a modulation scheme in which an X-bit bit string is mapped to generate a first complex signal and a modulation scheme in which a Y-bit bit string is mapped to generate a second complex signal, and modulates a second bit string in which the first bit string is removed from the code word using a second scheme different from the first scheme.