Total 8932 patents for "2018-12-06"

SPACE MODIFICATION APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180344889

There are provided a treatment tank generating a gas phase around a rotating center of a rotating flow of a liquid by rotating the introduced liquid, a first electrode whose at least a part is disposed in the treatment tank and in contact with a liquid in the treatment tank, a second electrode disposed so as to be in contact with the liquid in the treatment tank, and a power source applying a voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode to generate plasma in a gas phase, the plasma is generated in the gas phase to generate modification components, the generated modification components are dissolved and dispersed in the liquid, and a modification liquid is generated and retained in the storage tank. The modification liquid is sprayed or scattered from a nozzle into a treatment target space via a supply pump in the form of mist.

TERMINAL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180348881

A terminal device and a control method are disclosed. The terminal device comprising a display transparent cover comprises: a communication unit for communicating with an external device; a rollable display unit stored in a housing and exposed from the housing; a sensing unit for sensing a gesture input on the display transparent cover; and a controller, wherein the rollable display unit has, when stored in the housing, an indicating region seen to the outside through the display transparent cover and displays indicating information in the indicating region, and the controller displays notification information about received data in the indicating region in the case of receiving the data through the communication unit, and can move the displayed notification information to an extended first region if the rollable display unit extends a preset first length or more.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH GESTURE DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR USING THE GESTURE DETECTION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180348884

A method in an electronic device, the method includes projecting infrared (IR) light from a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) disposed proximate to the perimeter of the electronic device, detecting, by a sensor, IR light originating from at least two of the plurality of LEDs reflected from off of a person, and carrying out a function based on the relative strength of the detected IR light from the LEDs.

CACHE MEMORY WITH REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION MODE

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180348847

Processors may include cache circuitry that is a significant source of power consumption. A cache is going to be placed into a lower power mode. Based at least in part on this anticipated transition, the contents of the cache data lines are copied into persistent storage. While the cache is in the lower power mode, the tag circuitry is kept operational. When an access request is made to the cache, a relatively fast lookup of the tag in the tag array can be made. The location where the associated cache line is stored in the persistent storage may be determined from the tag data. Upon a tag hit, the system is able to find the contents of the requested cache line in the persistent storage without returning the storage array of the cache to a fully operational state.

TOUCH DRIVING UNIT AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, TOUCH DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180348922

A touch driving unit for a touch display panel and a driving method thereof, a touch driving circuit and a display device. The touch driving unit includes at least two transistors of a same type. Common electrodes of the touch display panel are multiplexed as touch electrodes; and the touch driving unit is integrated on an array substrate of the touch display panel and is connected with the common electrodes, and the touch driving unit is configured to output common voltages or touch driving signals to the common electrodes.

MECHANISM FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE WITH SECURITY AND PRIVACY

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180349920

A mechanism for customer service with security and privacy is provided. In a support service scenario for products or services, a determination is made based on an interaction with a customer that additional verification is needed. An authentication code is communicated to the customer via a mode chosen by the customer. At the same time, a hash of the authentication code is stored along with session and customer details. The customer is prompted to provide the authentication code and a hash of the provided authentication code is compared to the hash of the authentication code that was stored with the session and customer details. If the hashes match, it can be presumed that the agent is communicating with the correct customer and customer details are revealed. If the hashes do not match, the agent does not see any private customer details.

ENERGY OPERATIONS ACROSS DOMAINS

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180347842

For energy operations across domains, a method generates a native node and a foreign node that includes a foreign data structure that is defined with a foreign protocol and that represents information of a foreign device in a foreign namespace. The method links the native node and the foreign node in a native namespace and the foreign namespace by a translation function that automatically converts information between the foreign data structure and the proxy data structure using protocol specific structure converting functions. The method further establishes a first publish/subscription instance with message middleware for the foreign device as publisher of the first publish/subscription instance. The method translates a message from the foreign device using the communication stack.

RESISTIVE MEMORY TRANSITION MONITORING

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180350434

A method for monitoring a resistive memory having an array of cells coupled between respective bitlines and respective wordlines. The method includes determining, by a current determining circuit, a cell current and a cell current change rate of at least one of the cells; determining, by a control circuit, whether the cell current change rate is outside of a cell current change rate predefined range; performing, by the control circuit, a predetermined action if the control circuit determination is positive; and storing, in a memory, the determined cell current at predetermined times, and to store the determined cell current change rate

DETERMINATION OF UNIQUE ITEMS BASED ON GENERATING DESCRIPTIVE VECTORS OF USERS

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180349977

Product recommendations are provided to a target user that take into account the style, interests, and hobbies of the target user and a desire by the target user to be unique from the target user's social group. In some aspects, a list of recommended products may be generated for the target user based on data about the target user's purchasing habits, social media interactions, or any other data. A list of products associated with users in the target user's social group may also be generated, for example, based on products purchased, currently worn by, or previously worn by the users in the target user's social group. A uniqueness-aware list of recommended products may then be generated from the list of recommended products by removing any products found in both the list of recommended products and the list of products associated with users in the target user's social group.

Automatic Change Detection System

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180348760

A system for tracking and reporting changes to a parcel of land comprising one or more stationary or mobile sensors mounted to fixed positions and/or unmanned vehicles, and sophisticated distributed network software for controlling the sensors and vehicles, analyzing the sensor data, and storing the data. The network software controls the sensor data gathering, the route any vehicles travel, and all the timing for data gathering. If unmanned vehicles are used, the routes and starting times can factor in weather, people and vehicle traffic, air traffic control information, and the previously data obtained sensor data from vehicle sensors on previous trips. Fixed sensors are environmentally protected and connected via wireless or wired signals. Vehicles can be stored in environmentally protective enclosures which can recharge or refuel the vehicles, and/or download any sensor data they obtained on previous surveys. Sensors carried can be imagers tuned to various parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, chemical detectors, radiation detectors, or magnetometers, and can be swapped out within the enclosure. The distributed network software processes and stores whatever data is obtained by the sensors and compares data to that obtained from previous sensor readings, identifying changes and reporting on those changes to users via a local display or any form of electronic communication relayed to another electronic device.

INTELLIGENT INSERTION OF CONSUMER INTO CONSUMER QUEUE

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180349822

In one example embodiment, an intelligent queue manager obtains information relating to a scheduled appointment for a particular consumer to be serviced at a service location. The particular appointment is scheduled to occur at an appointment time. The intelligent queue manager monitors a consumer queue associated with the service location. The consumer queue indicates an order in which a plurality of consumers are each to be serviced at the service location. The plurality of consumers includes walk-in consumers and consumers with appointments. Based on the monitoring of the consumer queue, the intelligent queue manager predicts a current length of time required for a consumer to rise from a bottom of the consumer queue to a top of the consumer queue. At a time point preceding the appointment time by the current length of time, the intelligent queue manager inserts the particular consumer at the bottom of the consumer queue.

SCANNING MICROSCOPE WITH REAL TIME RESPONSE

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180348500

Microscopes and methods for processing images of a sample are disclosed. In one implementation, a microscope includes an illumination assembly configured to illuminate the sample under two or more different illumination conditions. The microscope further includes at least one image capture device configured to capture image information associated with the sample and at least one controller. The at least one controller is programmed to receive, from the at least one image capture device, a plurality of images associated with the sample. At least a first portion of the plurality of images is associated with a first region of the sample, and a second portion of the plurality of images is associated with a second region of the sample. The at least one controller is further programmed to initiate a first computation process to generate a high resolution image of the first region by combining image information selected from the first portion of the plurality of images; receive, after initiating the first computation process and before completing the first computation process, a request associated with prioritizing a second computation process for generating a high resolution image of the second region; and initiate, after receiving the request, the second computation process to generate the high resolution image of the second region by combining image information selected from the second portion of the plurality of images.

CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180347589

A centrifugal compressor includes a rotor including: a shaft that extends along an axis and an impeller that is fixed to an outer surface of the shaft and feeds a fluid that flows into a first side in an axial direction to an outer side in a radial direction of the axis under pressure; a diaphragm that surrounds the impeller from an outer circumference side; a first casing head disposed at a second side of the diaphragm in the axial direction at an interval; a seal device disposed between the first casing head and the shaft; and a bearing device disposed at the second side in the axial direction with respect to the seal device and disposed between the first casing head and the shaft.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A TURBOCHARGER ACTUATOR IN A VEHICLE PROPULSION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180347482

A method for controlling an electric actuator of a turbocharger in a vehicle propulsion system includes determining whether an internal combustion engine in the vehicle propulsion system is operating, determining whether an actuation condition is satisfied, and operating the electric actuator a first time in response to a determination that the internal combustion engine in the vehicle propulsion system is not operating and that the actuation condition is satisfied.

AIRFOIL WITH TIP RAIL COOLING

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180347375

An apparatus and method for cooling an airfoil tip for a turbine engine can include an airfoil, such as a cooled turbine blade, having a tip rail extending beyond a tip wall enclosing an interior for the airfoil at the tip. A plurality of cooling holes can be provided in the tip rail at the tip. A flow of cooling fluid can be provided through the cooling holes from the interior of the airfoil to cool the tip of the airfoil.

TOKENIZING SENSITIVE DATA

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180349897

Included are embodiments for tokenizing sensitive data. Some embodiments of systems and/or methods are configured to receive sensitive data from a vendor, determine a token key for the vendor, and utilize a proprietary algorithm, based on the token key to generate a vendor-specific token that is associated with the sensitive data. Some embodiments include creating a token identifier that comprises data related to the token key sending the vendor-specific token and the token identifier to the vendor.

METHOD FOR LABELING CONCENTRATION DENSITY DIFFERENTIALS OF AN ANALYTE IN A BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180348099

A method for labeling concentration density differentials of an analyte in a biological sample is provided. The method may including the steps of: binding an enzyme to an analyte contained in a sample, the enzyme capable of acting on at least two chromogens; incubating the sample with a first chromogen for a first time period to generate a first color chromogen-enzyme product, the first color chromogen-enzyme product reflecting light observable as a first color; and incubating the sample with a second chromogen for a second time period to generate a second color chromogen-enzyme product, the second color chromogen-enzyme product reflecting light observable as second color. A combination of the light observable as the first color and the light observable as the second color may be observable as a third color, and each color may describe a different analyte density in the biological sample.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RAPIDLY SENSING MICROBIAL METABOLISM

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180345278

A system includes a bacteria culture array that includes a plurality of chambers each configured to receive a portion of a sample that includes bacteria. Each individual chamber of the plurality of chambers includes a chamber opening configured to permit access of the portion of the sample to the individual chamber. The system also includes one or more sensors configured to collect data from the individual chamber. The sensors are configured to contact the sample. Additionally, the system includes a monitoring and analysis system that includes a processor configured to receive the data from the one or more sensors at a first time and a second time, compare the data received at the second time to the data received at the first time, and identify a portion of the plurality of chambers of the bacteria culture array based on the comparing.

DAMPER FOR A HIGH PRESSURE CHAMBER OF A VARIABLE VALVE TRAIN MODULE

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180347413

A variable valve train module selectively controls the opening and closing of a valve of an engine. The variable valve train module includes a drive element configured to be driven by a cam which rotates on a camshaft, a pump which is driven by the drive element, and a hydraulic control unit. The hydraulic control unit is configured to control the engine valve. The hydraulic control unit has a high pressure chamber containing hydraulic fluid which is selectively pressurized by the pump. The hydraulic control unit also has a control valve which is configured to depressurize the high pressure chamber, and a damper which is configured to increase an effective volume of the high pressure chamber when a pressure in the high pressure chamber exceeds a threshold value.

IN CELL TOUCH PANEL, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180348924

An in cell touch panel, a driving method thereof and a display device are disclosed. The in cell touch panel: includes a substrate, an organic light emitting structure on the substrate, and a package protection layer coating said organic light emitting structure. The in cell touch panel further includes a touch electrode structure disposed between the substrate and the package protection layer and coated by the package protection layer; and a connecting terminal disposed on the substrate and coated by the package protection layer. The connecting terminal is electrically connected to a touch electrode in the touch electrode structure.

DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180348555

According to one embodiment, a display device comprises a first A spacer, a second A spacer, a third A spacer and a fourth A spacer. The first A spacer and the third A spacer are on a first substrate. The second A spacer and the fourth A spacer are on a second substrate. At least one of the first and second substrates is a flexible substrate. The first A spacer and the second A spacer are aligned in a first direction. The third A spacer and the fourth A spacer are aligned in a second direction. Side surfaces of the first A spacer and the second A spacer face in the first direction. Side surfaces of the third A spacer and the fourth A spacer face in the second direction.

RUDDER BLADE WITH A RUDDER BLADE HUB AND RUDDER BLADE HUB FOR A RUDDER BLADE

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180346087

A rudder blade is provided with a rudder blade hub, which, in comparison to rudder blades known from the prior art, has a lower overall weight and can be produced with a reduced outlay on materials and costs, while simultaneously ensuring a sufficiently high strength in order to be able to absorb the large forces and torques acting during operation of the rudder blade and to be able to conduct them away to a rudder stock. The rudder blade includes a leading edge, a trailing edge, a first side wall and a second side wall lying opposite the first side wall, and a rudder blade hub, which is arranged in a connection space, for connecting a rudder stock. The rudder blade hub has a hub body including an inner bore for receiving the rudder stock, and a hub outer surface running in the circumferential direction, for the hub outer surface to be entirety spaced apart from an inner side of the first side wall and from an inner side of the second side wall.

GAME CONTROLLER AND SECURE ENCLOSURE FOR AN ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINE

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180350189

Various embodiments of the present invention generally relate to operating an electronic gaming machine to generate a wager-based game. A game control unit and a secure enclosure are provided. The secure enclosure is divided into two compartments. A game control unit including a game controller and two heat dissipation units is disposed within the first compartment. In a second compartment, which is fluidly coupled to the first compartment, fans are provided. The fans drive air from outside the secure enclosure through the heat dissipation units in the first compartment to cool electrical components associated with the game controller which are mounted on an outside of the heat dissipation units. The two heat dissipation units can each include fins and heat pipes. The ends of the fins of the two heat dissipation units can be substantially touching one another to provide a compact form factor.

PRECHARGE CIRCUIT, AND MEMORY DEVICE AND SRAM GLOBAL COUNTER INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180350429

A precharge circuit includes a precharge block suitable for precharging a positive bit line and a negative bit line; and a precharge level adjusting block suitable for adjusting a precharge level of the precharge block using a threshold voltage value of a transistor.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING RESERVATIONS OF OPERATING ROOM (OR) BLOCKS

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180349557

A method and system for managing reservation of operating room (OR) blocks is provided. In one embodiment, a server system causes display of at least one user interface (UI) configured to facilitate reservation of blocks and release of previously reserved blocks from among a plurality of blocks associated with each OR from among one or more ORs related to a clinical facility. The plurality of blocks associated with each OR together configure a pool of blocks. The server system receives a user request for one of reserving at least one block and releasing a user reservation of the at least one block. The server system performs at least one action in response to the received request and updates the UI based on the at least one action. The updated UI is configured to indicate a current available inventory of blocks from among the pool of blocks.

EXPANDING METHOD AND EXPANDING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180350651

An expanding method for expanding an expandable sheet is provided. A wafer is attached to a central portion of the expandable sheet and an annular frame is attached to a peripheral portion of the expandable sheet. The expanding method includes an annular frame holding step of holding the annular frame by using a holding unit, an expanding step of pushing the expandable sheet by using a pushing unit, thereby expanding the expandable sheet, a suction holding step of holding the wafer through the expandable sheet on a holding table under suction, and a push force removing step of removing a push force applied from the pushing unit to the expandable sheet. A minute projection for preventing the shrinkage of the expandable sheet is formed on the holding table along the outer circumference thereof.

OPTIMIZING CI USING CODE REVIEW QUALITY

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180349789

A system and method for optimizing CI using code review quality includes a memory, a processor in communication with the memory, a classifier executing on the processor, a high priority integration queue, and a low priority integration queue. In an example, the classifier may receive pull requests for code changes and determine reliability factors. The classifier may also determine a reliability value of the pull requests based on the reliability factors and classify each of the pull requests into a classification, such as a trusted classification and an untrusted classification. Then, the classifier sends the pull requests in the trusted classification to the high priority integration queue and the pull requests in the untrusted classification to the low priority integration queue.

VIDEO REDIRECTION IN VIRTUAL DESKTOP ENVIRONMENTS

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180349283

A system is described for playing embedded video on the Web inside the virtual desktop. A video element, such as an HTML5 video element, in a webpage accessed through a browser in the virtual desktop can be detected and video content for the video element can be intercepted before it is decoded in the virtual desktop. The encoded video data can be transmitted to the client device. On the client device, a counterpart video rendering application can receive the transmitted video data, decode it, and render it in a window that is overlaid onto a corresponding area of the virtual desktop graphical user interface (GUI) in a client application. Headless video composition can be implemented for rendering the video on the client, giving the illusion of the video playing inside the virtual desktop, while it is actually playing on the client itself.

PACK FOR CIGARETTES

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180346235

A cigarette pack having a foil block as an inner pack and a hinge-lid box as an outer pack is configured with an opening aid for the foil block, in which a closure tab for exposing a retrieval opening of the foil block is connected with a lid inner flap as part of the lid front wall. The lid inner flap is movable or pivotable, respectively. A relative movement of the lid inner flap takes place so as to be tuned to the opening procedure of the closure tab when the lid is opened.

Device and Method for Holding Prosthetic Teeth

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180344438

The invention relates to a method for producing a dental prosthesis having the following chronological method steps: