Total 8932 patents for "2018-12-06"

Proximal Tibial Osteotomy System

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180344371

A support plate, for supporting the two parts of a tibia after a tibial osteotomy, is generally in the shape of a T with a stem having top and bottom ends and a cross piece extending across the top end of the stem. The support plate has a rear surface arranged to contact the tibia. The rear surface of the stem is convex in its central longitudinal plane over a first region of the plate, and the rear surface of the cross piece is concave in its transverse plane.

Cytotoxicity Test Method for Medical Devices

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180348205

A cytotoxicity method for medical devices that has equivalent sensitivity, and greater efficiency compared to the colony formation assay (CFA) direct contact method is developed. The quantitative, direct contact cytotoxicity test method uses Mouse lymphoma TK or human lymphoblastoid TK6 suspension cells for medical device safety assessment. The advantages of using the suspension cell assay over adherent V79-4 cells is that this approach is quantitative, automated, not susceptible to potential mechanical damage imparted by the overlying test materials, and avoids issues related to non-adherence of cells to the test material which might impact the interpretation of test results.

Therapeutic Putties Containing Additives Including Processed Human Blood Plasma

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180344898

Provided herein are settable and non-settable compositions for use in surgical procedures comprising a variety of disclosed particles and optionally including previously unclotted, lyophilized, optionally crosslinked mammalian blood plasma. Also provided are related compositions, including surgical kits and packages, as well as methods of making and using the compositions.

METHOD AND DEVICE OF PREVENTING MERGING OF RESIST-PROTECTION-OXIDE (RPO) BETWEEN ADJACENT STRUCTURES

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180350805

A semiconductor device having a first region and a second region is provided. The first region has a first protruding structure and a second protruding structure. The second region has a third protruding structure and a fourth protruding structure. First, second, third, and fourth epi-layers are formed on the first, second, third, and fourth protruding structures, respectively. The first and second epi-layers are covered with a first photoresist layer while leaving the third and fourth epi-layers exposed. A dielectric layer is formed over the first photoresist layer and over the third and fourth epi-layers. A portion of the dielectric layer is covered with a second photoresist layer. The portion of the dielectric layer is formed over the third and fourth epi-layers. Portions of the dielectric layer not protected by the first and second photoresist layers are etched. The first and second photoresist layers are removed.

IMPACT MODIFIED LDS COMPOSITION

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180346711

The present invention thermoplastic polymer composition, an article prepared form the thermoplastic polymer composition, and article made by a LDS process and a process for preparing the same, wherein the thermoplastic polymer 5 composition N comprises a thermoplastic polymer comprising a thermoplastic polyamide or a thermoplastic polyester, a Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) additive, an impact modifier, optionally a reinforcing agent, and a halogen free flame retardant comprising a melamine condensation product, a salt of a polyphosphate and melamine or a melamine condensation product, or a salt of an organic phosphinic acid or diphosphinic 10 acid and a metal, melamine or a melamine condensation product, or any mixture thereof.

SENSING MAT FOR AN ANIMAL TREATMENT SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180343831

A method and system that incorporates spraying logic onto a sensor mat to detect and apply various liquids onto the feet of an animal. Each sensor in the sensor mat activates at least one predetermined spray nozzle application of the medicinal fluid. The system is designated so that each hoof triggers at least two sensors, with each sensor activating at least one spray nozzle. All of the electronic components are located away from the mat and a controller control spaying and timing. Stop bars prevent the mat from compressing beyond a predetermined distance to prevent sensor failure. The sensors have a triple moisture prevention configuration.

Macromolecular Polymer and Production Method Thereof

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180346650

A macro-molecular polymer and its preparation method. The macro-molecular polymer takes disulfonate-difluorobenzophenone, hydroxyindole and difluorobenzophenone as monomers for which a sulfonate group of the disulfonate-difluorobenzophenone is a metal cation. High-performance polymers can be obtained with crosslinked structure among molecular chains by a way of interaction of metal cations , and further to obtain a high performance polymer having good mechanical properties and stability. Furthermore, the polymer facilitates recovery and has good reproducibility and recycling properties.

ANTENNA ASSEMBLIES FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180344401

A device for directing energy to a target volume of tissue includes a monopole antenna assembly that includes a monopole antenna radiating section having a monopole antenna element surrounded by a dielectric material. The monopole antenna assembly also includes a ground plane disposed at a proximal end of the monopole antenna radiating section, wherein the ground plane is configured to direct energy into the target volume of tissue.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OPTIMIZING TEXT SEARCHES OVER STRUCTURED DATA IN A MULTI-TENANT ENVIRONMENT

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180349385

Search systems and methods for searching structured data and enhancing the relevancy of search results provided to a requesting user or application. Enhanced search results are provided by searching a cache of a user's most recently used items to eliminate or reduce search indexing latency. Also, more relevant search results are provided by re-ranking results based on use history, data security models and/or hierarchical user role models. Further, enhanced search results are provided by including user information in the search index

RENDERING HAPTICS WITH AN ILLUSION OF FLEXIBLE JOINT MOVEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180350203

Rendering haptics includes applying a haptic effect proximate to a flexible joint of an individual using a haptic output device. In response, an illusion of joint movement is conveyed at the flexible joint of the individual.

TRANSMISSION DEVICE WITH IMPAIRMENT COMPENSATION AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180351660

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a waveguide system that includes a transmission device having a coupler positioned with respect to a transmission medium to facilitate transmission or reception of electromagnetic waves that transport communications data. The electromagnetic waves propagate along an outer surface of the transmission medium. A training controller detects an impairment on the transmission medium adverse to the transmission or reception of the electromagnetic waves and adjusts the electromagnetic waves to reduce the effects of the impairment on the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING COLOR IMAGE DATA REPRESENTING COLORS OF A COLOR GAMUT

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180352263

The present principles proposes an invertible and low complexity inverse gamut mapper that preserves invariance of colors near the white point.

ANTIMICROBIAL SOLID AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180343853

A solid material adapted to kill bacteria in planktonic, spore and biofilm states is lethal toward a wide spectrum of gram positive and gram negative bacteria as well as other microbes. The solid material includes a significant amount of one or more surfactants entrained in a crosslinked polymeric network.

GAS ANALYZERS WITH A MOLECULAR SIEVE

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180348117

Embodiments of the invention relate to a gas analyzer or other device and to a gas analyzer that is configured with a purger that is configured to remove certain gasses from an interior of the gas analyzer. A molecular sieve is an example of a purger or of a purging structure that may be disposed within the housing of the gas analyzer. The purger may be positioned within or inside of the housing such that the unwanted gasses are absorbed or adsorbed through diffusion. The purger is replaceable.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A COMPONENT COMPOUND AND MOTOR VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180345403

Device (10) for manufacturing a component compound by resistance welding, comprises a welding electrode (12) for transmitting an electric current to a joining element (17) and for exerting a joining force onto the joining element (17) along a joining direction (22) in order to establish a connection of the joining element (17) with a structural element by resistance welding; as well as a positioning device (20) for positioning at least one joining element (17) on the axis of the joining direction (22) in order to contact and particularly apply a force to the joining element (17) by means of the welding electrode (12). The positioning device (20) comprises a retention device (30) for exerting a retention force onto the joining element (17), wherein the retention device (30) is movably arranged.

CERAMIC TIRE STUD

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180345735

The present invention relates to a tire stud, which enables a snow tire to be used in every season and is a ceramic tread structure, which: can be used in all weathers on dry roads, wet roads, and even on icy roads, reduces braking, handling, road frictional noise, and a tire inner heat generated during driving on a road; and has an integrated groove portion and pin, which are more advanced than a conventional metallic tread pin and groove portion, wherein the ceramic thread structure is an integrated ceramic stud, which is applied to various stud patterns such as an existing rib type, rug type, rib and rug type, block type, and asymmetrical type, is particularly suitable even for an airless tire, being a next-generation tire, and is made of ceramic.

WEARABLE COMPUTER WITH FITNESS MACHINE CONNECTIVITY FOR IMPROVED ACTIVITY MONITORING

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180345077

Embodiments are disclosed for a wearable computer with fitness machine connectivity for improved activity monitoring. In an embodiment, a method comprises: establishing, by a processor of a wireless device, a wireless communication connection with a fitness machine; obtaining, by the processor, machine data from the fitness machine; determining, by the processor, a workout session according to the machine data; initiating the workout session on the wireless device; during the workout session: obtaining, from a sensor of the computing device, physiological data of a user of the fitness machine; determining, by the processor, fitness data for the user based on the physiological data, the machine data and at least one user characteristic; and sending, by the processor, the fitness data to the fitness machine.

OPTOELECTRONIC SENSOR, CONTROL METHOD FOR OPTOELECTRONIC SENSOR, AND PULSE MONITOR INCLUDING OPTOELECTRONIC SENSOR

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180344180

An optoelectronic sensor (01), a control method for the optoelectronic sensor (01), and a pulse monitor including the optoelectronic sensor (01). The optoelectronic sensor (01) may include a light source (10), a first receiver (20), a second receiver (30), and a phantom material layer (40) that is facing a light-emitting side of the light source (10) and at least partially overlapping with the second receiver (30).

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180348558

The present invention makes it possible to reduce an afterimage phenomenon while preventing an increase in driving voltage. A liquid crystal display device (10) includes: a liquid crystal layer (3) and a pair of substrates which face each other across the liquid crystal layer (3); and an upper electrode (4), a lower electrode (5), and a first insulating layer (6) which are provided in a stack on one substrate (1) of the pair of substrates so that the upper electrode (4) and the lower electrode (5) overlap each other via the first insulating layer (6), the upper layer electrode (4) having an end surface which constitutes an opening of the upper electrode (4), the end surface being forward tapered and forming, with the one substrate (1), an average angle of inclination of not more than 30 degrees.

VEHICLE CONTROLLER, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180345968

A vehicle controller (100) includes: a recognizer (121) configured to recognize surrounding conditions of a vehicle on the basis of an output from an onboard sensor; and a speed determiner (123A) configured to determine a target speed of the vehicle on the basis of a set speed based on a legal speed limit or a speed set by an occupant of the vehicle and recognition accuracy information indicating recognition accuracy in the recognizer and to determine the target speed of the vehicle to be lower than the set speed when the recognition accuracy indicated by the recognition accuracy information decreases.

AUTOMOBILE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR MATERIALS COMPRISING LOW MELTING POLYESTER RESIN AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING SAME

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180346681

Provided are an automobile interior/exterior material including a low-melting-point polyester resin fiber layer, and a method of manufacturing the same. More particularly, an automobile interior/exterior material having excellent processability and price competitiveness without deterioration of properties, such as strength and durability, is provided.

REDUCING AN ACOUSTIC SIGNATURE OF A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180347475

Herein provided are methods and systems for reducing an acoustic signature of a gas turbine engine. An acceleration command for the engine is received. In response to receiving the acceleration command: a fuel flow to the engine is increased for a first predetermined time period; subsequent to the first predetermined time period, the fuel flow to the engine is reduced for a second predetermined time period; and subsequent to the second predetermined time period, the fuel flow to the engine is increased for a third time period.

Workpiece Processing Chamber Having a Rotary Microwave Plasma Source

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180352617

In a processing reactor having a microwave plasma source, the microwave radiator is mounted on a rotary microwave coupling for continuous rotation.

SYSTEMS, ARTICLES, AND METHODS FOR ELECTROMYOGRAPHY SENSORS

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180344195

Systems, articles, and methods for surface electromyography (EMG) sensors that combine elements from traditional capacitive and resistive EMG sensors are described. For example, capacitive EMG sensors that are adapted to resistively couple to a user's skin are described. Resistive coupling between a sensor electrode and the user's skin is galvanically isolated from the sensor circuitry by a discrete component capacitor included downstream from the sensor electrode. The combination of a resistively coupled electrode and a discrete component capacitor provides the respective benefits of traditional resistive and capacitive (respectively) EMG sensor designs while mitigating respective drawbacks of each approach. A wearable EMG device that provides a component of a human-electronics interface and incorporates such capacitive EMG sensors is also described.

HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE, SANDWICH STRUCTURE, AND BASE MATERIAL FOR HONEYCOMB FOR PRODUCING HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE AND SANDWICH STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180345621

The present invention provides a honeycomb structure formed from a thermoplastic resin composition comprising: aromatic polyamide (A) which includes diamine units containing at least 70 mol % of xylylenediamine units and dicarboxylic acid units containing at least 50 mol % of C 4-20 ,-linear aliphatic dicarboxylic acid units; and aliphatic polyamide (B) which includes aliphatic groups as repetitive units and in which the total of 10 to 24 carbons form the aliphatic groups. The composition ratio of aromatic polyamide (A): aliphatic polyamide (B) is within a range of 100: 25 to 400 by mass standard. Also provided is a sandwich structure obtained by disposing flat plates at the top surface and bottom surface of the honeycomb structure, and a honeycomb substrate obtained by molding the thermoplastic resin composition into a film or a sheet.

AVAILABILITY OF A STORAGE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180349234

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for a storage system, a storage system and a computer program product. The method comprises determining a first drive in a drive array is temporarily unavailable. The method further comprises setting the first drive in a frozen state. The method further comprises: in response to receiving a write request for the first drive during the frozen state, pending the write request or recording the write request in a second drive in the drive array. The method further comprises: in response to receiving a read request for the first drive during the frozen state, reconstructing data to which the read request is directed through data stored in a third drive in the drive array.

ADJUSTABLE SUTURE BUTTON CONSTRUCT

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180344447

An adjustable construct for fixation of a tendon or ligament graft in a tunnel. The construct comprises a flexible, adjustable loop connected to tissue (for example, graft, ligament or tendon). The adjustable loop may be integrated with an additional tissue supporting device (for example, a wedge or a plug). The tissue is secured within a bone socket/tunnel by adjusting the length of the flexible adjustable loop.

EFFICIENT CHANNEL ACCESS

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180352579

Embodiments provide efficient channel access utilizing a channel assessment mode and include determining that a predetermined condition exists on a radio bandwidth (e.g., unlicensed band); and, in response to determining that the predetermined condition exists on the radio bandwidth, initiating the channel assessment mode on the mobile device, where the channel assessment mode is configured to implement a channel assessment scheme configured for efficiently accessing a channel on the radio bandwidth. Some embodiments monitor the radio bandwidth for one or more triggering events indicative of interference; and detect at least one of the one or more triggering events indicative of interference on the radio bandwidth in order to determine the predetermined condition exists. These triggering events may include determining a current/historic packet collision probability is above a threshold, detecting signals that identify another radio access system, detecting a channel utilization ratio above a threshold, and determining a current/historic data throughput.

SURGICAL VAPORIZATION ELECTRODE

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180344382

The electrode head includes two working surfaces in accordance with an actual bipolar electrode. These may be manufactured lithographically, exhibiting even more complicated outlines. Working surfaces are depicted, which are structured as annulus sector-shaped, concentrically arranged areas, when projected in a plane. Moreover, a further area is situated centrally, which is disc-shaped in a planar projection. Plasma is ignited alternately at both poles. If the individual concentric zones are situated close enough with respect to each other a continuous plasma layer will result.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NAME PRONUNCIATION

Pub Date: 2018-12-06

Pub Number: US20180350345

Systems and methods are provided for associating a phonetic pronunciation with a name by receiving the name, mapping the name to a plurality of monosyllabic components that are combinable to construct the phonetic pronunciation of the name, receiving a user input to select one or more of the plurality, and combining the selected one or more of the plurality of monosyllabic components to construct the phonetic pronunciation of the name.