Total 5377 patents for "2018-11-29"

MODULAR TOY SALON

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180339238

A modular kit is disclosed herein. The modular kit includes an enclosure, at least one decal and at least one salon accessory. The at least one decal represents items usually found in a real-salon such as mirrors, cash-registers, etc. The at least one salon accessory includes accessories found in real-salons such as chairs, and hair products. In one embodiment the modular kit is modular and includes a plurality of configurations based on a users' individual need. The modular kit is useful for simulating a salon experience, providing entertainment and for conditioning children to prevent anxiety experienced in real-life salons.

ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL AND PROCESS

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180342739

An electrochemical cell (10) comprising a first volume ex-posed to respective surfaces of an anode (28) and a cathode (24), the electrochemical cell also being provided with a steam inlet (5) to allow steam into the first volume .

CONTROLLER FOR MASTER WORK VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MASTER WORK VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180338408

A controller for a master work vehicle, includes a wireless circuit, an acquisition circuit, a message generation circuit, and a display control circuit. The wireless circuit is to receive, from a slave work vehicle configured to travel automatically, first information indicating a state of work travel of the slave work vehicle. The master work vehicle is configured to work in cooperation with the slave work vehicle. The acquisition circuit is configured to acquire second information indicating a state of work travel of the master work vehicle. The message generation circuit is configured to generate a first message based on the first information and a second message based on the second information. The display control circuit is configured to control a display to display the first message and the second message.

COLLAPSIBLE KINETIC OUTDOOR LAWN ORNAMENT HAVING VANES ROTATABLE ABOUT A HORIZONTAL AXIS

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180339240

A lawn ornament includes at least one frame assembly configured, during operation of the lawn ornament, for non-independent rotation about a first axis and independent rotation about a second axis that is perpendicular to the first axis. The at least one frame assembly includes a plurality of rotatable members, each rotatable member in the plurality of rotatable members being configured for selective, independent movement about the second axis between a first position that facilitates storage of the outdoor lawn ornament and a second position that facilitates the operation of the outdoor lawn ornament.

RETRACTABLE COVER

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180339580

The present invention relates to a retractable cover made up of highly flexible material enabled to slide over the plurality of the rods which further is made up of plurality of small sections to make the entire structure of the retractable cover sliding over the easily bendable and flexible plurality of the rods flexible in nature and easy carriable to any distance without occupying much space. The invention support the text for the retractable cover to be easily fitted over any shape or size of the utility trailer without having a concern of length and width of the utility trailer and also without having a concern of plurality of the brackets arrangement structure pattern over the wheeled flat-bed.

ELEMENT FOR A MODULAR JEWEL, AS WELL AS A MODULAR JEWEL COMPRISING SUCH ELEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180338588

A linking element for a modular jewel includes a single and continuous body showing at least one first portion, at least one second portion and at least one third portion, wherein at least one section of the at least one first portion is in close proximity to at least one portion of the at least one second portion, the at least one first portion, the at least one second portion and the at least one third portion delimiting between them at least one first through-opening through the body, wherein the at least one first portion and the at least one second portion are separated from each other by the at least one split selectively expandable/shrinkable to delimit/occlude an access passage to the at least one through-opening.

COLLAPSIBLE LADDER

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180340370

A collapsible ladder includes two vertical stiles with rungs disposed therebetween. Each stile is formed by a plurality of telescopically collapsible columns. Each collapsible column has a bottom opening, an inner wall and a cover to cover the bottom opening. The cover has a small cylindrical portion and a large cylindrical portion with a peripheral surface located under the small cylindrical portion. The small cylindrical portion is inserted into the bottom opening of a column The large cylindrical portion is exposed outside of the column and inserted inside of a next lower column. A sealing ring is disposed inside a annular groove and touches the inner wall of the next lower column when the stile is extending or collapsing. One or more air ducts are provided in the cover. A first air opening iarranged above the large cylindrical portion in correspondence with an opening in a lower wall part of the column.

NOVEL TRIAZOLE DERIVATIVES

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180339976

The present invention relates to novel triazole derivatives, to processes for preparing these compounds, to compositions comprising these compounds, and to the use thereof as biologically active compounds, especially for control of harmful microorganisms in crop protection and in the protection of materials and as plant growth regulators.

ACTIVE CLAMP POWER CONVERTER AND METHOD OF REDUCING SHOOT-THROUGH CURRENT DURING SOFT START

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180342946

An ACF power converter uses a soft start operation to reduce overheating and stress on components. The power converter includes a first transistor and second transistor. A high side driver controls the first transistor, and low side driver controls the second transistor. A first operating potential is provided to the low side driver during a first period of time. The second transistor switches based on an oscillator signal having a first rate of frequency change to generate a second operating potential for the high side driver, while attempting to hold the first transistor in the non-conductive state during a second time period. The first and second transistors switch based on the oscillator signal having a second rate of frequency change during a third time period. The power converter is held in ACF mode and inhibited from changing state for a period of time post soft start.

Device, system and method for automated detaching of an adhesive element from a carrier element

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180339666

A device for the automated removal of an adhesive element from a support element extending along a main extension plane, including a deposition device to deposit the support element and a fixing device to fix the support element to the deposition device,

COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANT

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180340453

A combined cycle power plant is capable of improving power output and power generation efficiency by cooling intake air supplied to a gas turbine. The plant includes a gas turbine power generation system, an operating fluid power generation system, and a cooling system. The gas turbine power generation system includes an air compressor for compressing air supplied through an air incoming path, a gas turbine for generating rotary power by burning a mixture of fuel and the air compressed by the air compressor, and a first generator for generating electricity by using the rotary power of the gas turbine. The operating fluid power generation system heats an operating fluid by using combustion gas discharged from the gas turbine and generates electricity using the heated operating fluid. The cooling system cools air supplied from the air compressor by supplying the operating fluid to an upstream side of the air compressor.

INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180342094

An information processing system for controlling movements of a character (200) in a virtual three-dimensional space, comprising movement control unit (231) that controls the movements of the character (200), and a switching determination unit (232) that determines switching of the movement of the character (200) by the movement control unit (231) between a three-dimensional movement in the virtual three-dimensional space and a movement in a predetermined surface (211) provided in the virtual three-dimensional space. The movement control unit (231) determines a speed of the character (200) after the switching on the basis of a speed of the character (200) before the switching when the switching is performed between the three-dimensional movement in the virtual three-dimensional space and the movement in the predetermined surface (211).

QUICK COUPLING FOR SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPRATUS HARNESS AND BACKPLATE

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180339177

Embodiments relate generally to connectors for use with harness and backplate systems in an SCBA. An SCBA may comprise a backplate for holding a cylinder of air and a harness with straps operable to attach to the backplate. Applicants have developed a backplate connector that provides a reliable quick connection and disconnection for straps attached to a backplate. The connector may fit into a slot on the backplate. In some embodiments, a plurality of connectors may be used to connect a plurality of straps to the backplate. Additionally, the connector may comprise a clip or other attachment operable to secure one or more hoses of the SCBA. This design may prevent the air hoses being hooked accidently, and the attachment of the hoses may help to secure the connector into the slot of the backplate, reducing the change of the connector disconnecting during normal usage.

METHODS OF USE OF CYCLOPAMINE ANALOGS

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180338962

The invention provides methods for treating various conditions using derivatives of cyclopamine having the following formula:

VIRTUAL PROCESSOR SCHEDULING VIA MEMORY MONITORING

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180341510

Systems and methods for scheduling virtual processors via memory monitoring are disclosed. An example method comprises: detecting, by a hypervisor of a host computer system, an event associated with a virtual processor running on a physical processor of the host computer system; testing a polling flag residing in a memory accessible by guest software running on the virtual processor, wherein a first state of the polling flag indicates that the virtual processor is monitoring modifications to a memory region comprising a waiting task flag, and wherein the waiting task flag indicates whether a task has been queued for the virtual processor; setting the polling flag to a second state, wherein testing the polling flag and setting the polling flag to the second state is performed in an atomic operation; and processing the detected event.

Modular Valve Trim Assembly For Use In A Process Control Valve

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180340616

A unitary valve trim assembly that can be easily installed in and removed from a valve body of a process control valve. The valve trim assembly includes a valve cage and a valve seat. The valve cage has a first projection that extends in a first direction that is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the valve cage. The valve seat has a second projection that extends in a second direction, opposite the first direction, that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The second projection is arranged to engage the first projection to removably couple the valve seat to the valve cage.

MULTI-MODAL INTERACTIVE HOME-AUTOMATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180343139

One embodiment can provide a home-automation system. The home-automation device can include a mechanical supporting structure and a plurality of components mechanically coupled to the mechanical supporting structure. The plurality of components can include a central controller, one or more printed circuit boards (PCBs), and a plurality of sensors mounted on the one or more PCBs. The central controller can be configured to detect a user event based on output from multiple sensors, with each sensor being configured to sense parameters in a different physical domain.

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF TRANSISTOR ON COLOR FILTER TYPE ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY AND TRANSISTOR ON COLOR FILTER TYPE ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180342567

Provided are a manufacturing method of a transistor on color filter type organic light emitting display and a transistor on color filter type organic light emitting display. In the manufacturing method of a transistor on color filter type organic light emitting display, after preparing the color filter layer, by coating the zinc oxide solution mixed with lithium on the gate insulation layer in a spin coating manner to form a zinc oxide coating layer mixed with lithium and then, by annealing the zinc oxide coating layer mixed with lithium and patterning the zinc oxide coating layer mixed with lithium to form a channel layer, the process temperature can be as low as 200 Celsius degrees to satisfy the temperature condition of manufacturing the transistor on color filter type organic light emitting display and the operation is easy without using the expensive vacuum equipment.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA SEARCH BASED ON TOP-TO-BOTTOM SIMILARITY ANALYSIS

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180341686

A method and system for performing searching based on a top-to-bottom feature space analysis may be disclosed. Such a method may include training a mapping model, calculating a signature and centroid of a data block, and generating a list of search results corresponding to data blocks based on the similarity or distance of the centroids of each of said data blocks to the query vector. Data may be subject to data cleaning, which may include, for example, noise removal and transformation to a unifying format, in order to ensure that a centroid is accurately generated. Search results may be based on a predetermined topic or subtopic, or may be based on a keyword or similarity query from the user, as may be desired.

USE OF A MULTI-COMPARTMENT BLADDER IN A FINGER CUFF

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180338693

Disclosed is a finger cuff apparatus connectable to a patient's finger to be used in blood pressure measurement using volume clamping. The finger cuff apparatus may comprise a first bladder and a second bladder or multiple bladders.

ASSESSMENT OF PROCESSOR PERFORMANCE METRICS BY MONITORING PROBES CONSTRUCTED USING INSTRUCTION SEQUENCES

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180341567

Systems, methods and computer program products assess processor performance metrics by monitoring probes constructed using instruction sequences. A first probe value can be determined from execution of a broad spectrum probe in an execution environment. In response to determining that the first probe value is not a first expected probe value, a targeted probe providing a second probe value directed to a subsystem of the execution environment, a feature of the subsystem, or a component of the execution environment is executed. In response to determining that the second probe value is not a second expected probe value, a differential between the second probe value and the second expected probe value can be used to determine that a bottleneck exists in at least one of the subsystem of the execution environment, the feature of the subsystem, or the component of the execution environment.

Method For Detecting And Autonomously Tracking A Target Object Using A LIDAR Sensor

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180341021

A method for detecting and autonomously tracking a target object using a LIDAR sensor that continuously emits laser pulses onto the target object and generates a 3-D point cloud from measurement points reflected by the target objects at predetermined time intervals. A current relative position of the target object is calculated for six degrees of freedom of movement of the target object at the predetermined time intervals based on algorithms estimating the position. The method includes acquiring a high-resolution initializing point cloud over a plurality of predetermined time intervals, generating a reference model with a small number of measurement points from the initializing point cloud, and, in subsequent iterative steps, determining temporal position clouds and comparing the position clouds with the reference model using the algorithms. Position information of the target object is calculated, wherein the reference model is continuously adapted to the changes in the point clouds.

VISUALIZATION, COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS, AND AUTOMATED DIFFERENCE DETECTION FOR LARGE MULTI-PARAMETER DATA SETS

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180340890

Some embodiments of the methods provided herein relate to sample analysis and particle characterization methods for large, multi-parameter data sets. Frequency difference gating compares at least two different data sets to identify regions in a multivariate space where a frequency of events from a first data set is different than a frequency of events from the second data set according to a defined threshold.

SECONDARY BATTERY AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180342758

Disclosed are a secondary battery and a preparation method therefor, relating to the field of batteries. The secondary battery comprises a negative electrode, an electrolyte, a separator and a positive electrode, the negative electrode comprises a negative current collector, and the negative current collector also acts as a negative active material; the electrolyte comprises an electrolyte salt and a solvent, and the electrolyte is a lithium salt; the positive electrode comprises a positive current collector and a positive active material layer, and the positive active material layer comprises a positive active material capable of reversibly intercalating and de-intercalating lithium ions.

PHASE CHANGE FRACTURING FLUID SYSTEM FOR PHASE CHANGE FRACTURING

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180340116

The present invention discloses a phase change fracturing fluid system for phase change fracturing, including the following components in percentage by weight: 10%-40% of supramolecular construction unit, 0-40% of supramolecular function unit, 0.5%-2% of surfactant, 0-5% of inorganic salt, 0.5%-2% of oxidizing agent, 0-2% of cosolvent and the remaining of solvent. The supramolecular construction unit is melamine, triallyl isocyanurate, or a mixture thereof. The supramolecular function unit is vinyl acetate, acrylonitrile, or a mixture thereof. The solvent is methylbenzene, ethylbenzene, o-xylene, m-xylene or p-xylene. In the fracturing construction process, a conventional fracturing fluid is used for fracturing a formation first; the phase change fracturing fluid is then injected into the formation, or the phase change fracturing fluid and other fluids which cannot be subjected to phase change are injected into the formation together.

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180341292

There is provided an electronic apparatus capable of separating a portable information device and an accessory device easily while preventing the coupled state of both devices from being released accidentally. The electronic apparatus includes: a state detector provided in either the portable information device or the accessory device to detect whether the electronic apparatus is in a predetermined stable position; an intention detector that detects whether there is an intention of detaching the portable information device from the accessory device; and a control unit that operates a coupling mechanism when it is detected from an output of the state detector that the electronic apparatus is in the stable position, and when it is detected from an output of the intention detector that there is the intention of detaching the portable information device from the accessory device.

HOUSING FOR SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180338610

Described herein generally are housings used to store safety equipment. In some embodiments, the housings can store fire extinguishers, and comply with the American Disabilities Act guidelines.

NEURO-CHEMICAL SENSOR WITH INHIBITION OF FOULING ON NANO-ELECTRODE

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180339320

A biosensor includes an array of metal nanorods formed on a substrate. An electropolymerized conductor is formed over tops of a portion of the nanorods to form a reservoir between the electropolymerized conductor and the substrate. The electropolymerized conductor includes pores that open and close responsively to electrical signals applied to the nanorods. A dispensing material is loaded in the reservoir to be dispersed in accordance with open pores.

SPEAKER DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING SOUND QUALITY OF SPEAKER DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180343523

A speaker device 101 includes vibrating body components constituting a vibrating body, consisting of at least a voice coil 119, a diaphragm 106, and a frame 102, and magnetic circuit components constituting a magnetic circuit, consisting of at least a plate 103, a yoke 104, a magnet 105, and a center pole 112. By winding an insulation coated conductor wire 120 around an outer circumference of any of the magnetic circuit components and connecting one end and the other end of the insulation coated conductor wire, a current flows in the insulation coated conductor wire 120 and makes (+) potentials and () potentials that are mixed on the surface of the magnetic circuit component and cause an eddy current equal to each other instantaneously, so that generation of an eddy current can be suppressed.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-11-29

Pub Number: US20180341216

The image forming apparatus of the present embodiment has two limiters composed of a conventional high order limiter and a low order limiter, and carries out control to switch the limiter according to a temperature and a humidity so as not to reach a image contrast potential equal to or greater than those limiters. Carrier development can occur if image formation is performed in a state where the image contrast potential is high. Therefore, by providing a low order limiter as in the present embodiment and carrying out control so as not to exceed the low order limiter at the time of the image formation, an occurrence of the carrier development can be suppressed, and an image density can also be within a prescribed range.