Total 8403 patents for "2018-12-20"

TARGETED AUGMENTATION OF NUCLEAR GENE OUTPUT

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180362987

Provided herein are methods and compositions for increasing production of a target protein or functional RNA by a cell.

FABRIC SOFTENER ACTIVE COMPOSITIONS

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180362885

The present invention relates to fabric softener active compositions comprising a combination of a mixture of quarternary ester ammonium compounds and fatty solvents ( a fatty acid ester, a fatty acid, a fatty alcohol and mixtures thereof) and methods of making and using the same. The fabric softener active compositions preferably comprise component (a), said component being a mixture of quarternary ester ammonium compounds obtained by esterification of a mixture of alkanolamines comprises at least a trialkanolamine and a monoalkyldialkanolamine; component (b), said component being a fatty acid ester or a mixture of fatty acid esters, wherein the component (b) content is in the range from 5 to 60% wt. based on the total weight of the fabric softener active composition; and a component (c), said component being a fatty acid or a mixture of fatty acids, wherein the component (c) content is in the range from 0 to 15% wt. based on the total weight of the fabric softener active composition. The invention also proposes fabric softener compositions, comprising the previously described active compositions, and methods of making and using the same.

HIGH-OUTPUT MULTIFUNCTION SUBMERSIBLE MARINE LIGHTING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180362126

A submersible marine lighting apparatus is provided that includes voltage up-conversion and that is configured to intensify emitted light by reducing a transmission angle of the light through one or more techniques including increasing the distance between the light emitter and an optical lens.

Autonomous Aircraft Health Systems and Methods

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180362190

The present disclosure relates to aircraft and aircraft flight control systems, methods, and apparatuses. A condition-aware aircraft configured to make in-flight decisions autonomously, based on the most up-to-date information, to perform missions under dynamic conditions, while also providing in situ feedback to maintenance units and depots in order to coordinate required and upcoming maintenance.

NOVEL PEPTIDES AND COMBINATION OF PEPTIDES FOR USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST VARIOUS CANCERS

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180360936

The present invention relates to peptides, proteins, nucleic acids and cells for use in immunotherapeutic methods. In particular, the present invention relates to the immunotherapy of cancer. The present invention furthermore relates to tumor-associated T-cell peptide epitopes, alone or in combination with other tumor-associated peptides that can for example serve as active pharmaceutical ingredients of vaccine compositions that stimulate anti-tumor immune responses, or to stimulate T cells ex vivo and transfer into patients. Peptides bound to molecules of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), or peptides as such, can also be targets of antibodies, soluble T-cell receptors, and other binding molecules.

SUB-PIXEL RENDERING METHOD AND RENDERING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180366075

A sub-pixel rendering method, comprising the following steps: acquiring a second pixel array corresponding to an original image, each sub-pixel of the second pixel array corresponding to a greyscale value; mapping the second pixel array of the original image onto a first pixel array; respectively finding the central positions of the sub-pixels of the first pixel array and of the second pixel array, determining sub-pixels of the second pixel array positioned in every sub-pixel preset region in the first pixel array and of the same colour as said sub-pixels in the first pixel array, and measuring the distance of same from the central position of said sub-pixels of the first pixel array; on the basis of the distance, calculating the proportional coefficient occupied by the sub-pixels of the second pixel array in the sub-pixels of the first pixel array, and on the basis of the proportional coefficient and the greyscale value of the sub-pixels of the second pixel array, calculating the greyscale value corresponding to each sub-pixel of the first pixel array. The preset sub-pixel rendering method is simple and easy to implement; few hardware resources are required, and software operation is rapid.

FEMALE TERMINAL, CONNECTOR, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CONNECTOR

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180366860

A female terminal is inserted into a tubular terminal housing space formed in either of two types of connector housings. The female terminal includes: a hollow tubular body into which a male terminal that is a mating terminal, is to be inserted; a lock portion that is disposed on a top plate of the body and that is to be locked by a lance formed in a connector housing of one type; and a lock portion that is disposed on an outer bottom plate facing the top plate of the body and that is to be locked by a lance formed in a connector housing of the other type.

SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE ARTIFICIAL EYELASHES ON A TAPE STRIP SUCH THAT THEY ARE FLARED WITH ADHESIVELESS ROOTS

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180360148

The present invention relates to artificial eyelashes and, more particularly, to a system having flared artificial eyelashes on a tape strip.

Directional Boring System

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180363379

A directional boring system includes a hammerhead mole that is fluidly coupled to a power source. The hammerhead mole selectively bores underground in a selected direction. A steering unit is movably coupled to the hammerhead mole and the steering unit frictionally engages the ground at a selected angle. In this way the hammerhead mole is steered in the selected angle. A remote control is provided and the remote control is in wireless electrical communication with the steering unit. In this way the remote control controls movement of the hammerhead mole.

BICYCLE SHAFT TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180362116

The present invention discloses a bicycle shaft transmission assembly including a bottom bracket engaged with a crank in a front part and a wheel hub in a rear part, a front main gear mounted on the bottom bracket, a rear main gear mounted on the wheel hub, a transmission shaft eccentrically arranged between the front main gear and the rear main gear. The front main gear is matched with a front end gear, and the rear main gear is matched with a rear end gear. The front main gear is externally provided with a front housing, the transmission shaft is externally provided with a transmission shaft housing, the rear main gear is externally provided with a rear housing, a front end of the transmission shaft housing is engaged with the front housing, a rear end of the transmission shaft housing is engaged with the rear housing.

ALARMING SYSTEM FOR A WIPER AND A WIPER BLADE ASSEMBLY WITH ALARMING FUNCTION

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180361989

The invention relates to an alarming system of a wiper, which comprises: a first connecting member, comprising a first body and a first number of first contacts which are insulated to each other and disposed at the first body; a second connecting member, comprising a second body and a first number of second contacts which are electrically connected to each other and disposed at the second body; and control member; any one of the first connecting member or the second connecting member is connected to a wiper arm; the other one of the first connecting member or the second connecting member is connected to a wiper blade; the first number is equal to or larger than two; when the wiper blade is properly mounted to the wiper arm, the first connecting member is connected to the second connecting member, such that each of the first contacts is in contact with corresponding one of the second contacts, and thereby the first contacts are electrically connected to each other through the second contacts; the control member are configured to sense the electrical connection between the first contacts, and to generate alarm signal when sensing that the electrical connection between the first contacts is disconnected.

PLATFORM FOR FINANCING HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180365761

Embodiments described herein include systems and methods for financing amounts and account balances relating to healthcare services and goods. The system receives provider data from providers, including healthcare providers. The provider data from each provider includes patient account data corresponding to patients, and provider financial parameters. Financial data is received from financial entities, and the financial data from each entity includes financial product data, and qualification parameters. The system aggregates the data by aggregating the provider data and the financial data, and determines from the aggregated data a set of patients. Each patient of the set of patients corresponds to an account balance with a healthcare provider. The system generates from the aggregated data settlement options for resolving each account balance of the patients. The settlement options include payment options and/or financing options. The system controls access by patients to the settlement options and corresponding financial entities.

IMAGE SENSOR WITH OPTICAL COMMUNICATION CAPABILITIES

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180367767

A mobile device includes an image sensor separated from a processing component by an open space. The image sensor includes one or more light source modules and the processing component includes one or more light sensors aligned with the one or more light source modules. Image data from the image sensor may be transmitted to the processing component via light signals exchanged between the one or more light source modules and the one or more light sensors. In some embodiments, light signals transmitted between one or more light source modules of an image sensor and one or more light sensors of the processing component are used to determine positional and angular data about the image sensor.

Service Processor and System with Secure Booting and Monitoring of Service Processor Integrity

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180365422

A service processor is provided that includes a processor, a memory coupled to the processor and having instructions for executing an operating system kernel having an integrity management subsystem, secure boot firmware, and a tamper-resistant secure trusted dedicated microprocessor. The secure boot firmware performs a secure boot operation to boot the operating system kernel of the service processor. The secure boot firmware records first measurements of code executed by the secure boot firmware when performing the boot operation, in one or more registers of the tamper-resistant secure trusted dedicated microprocessor. The operating system kernel enables the integrity management subsystem. The integrity management subsystem records second measurements of software executed by the operating system kernel, in the one or more registers of the tamper-resistant secure trusted dedicated microprocessor.

ENGINE INTAKE STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180363604

An intake structure for an internal combustion engine of a vehicle includes a cover member covering a space defined between a front side of a radiator provided in a front part of an engine room and a vehicle body opening provided in a front end of the engine room from above, and an intake duct member resting on the cover member and having an air inlet. A part of the cover member adjoining the air inlet is formed with an opening communicating the air inlet with the space, the opening defining a larger opening area in a part thereof located on a higher temperature region side of the engine room with respect to a laterally central part of the air inlet than in a part thereof located on a lower temperature region side of the engine room with respect to the laterally central part of the air inlet.

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180366724

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode contains a lithium transition metal oxide, at least one element of a group 5 element and group 6 element in the periodic table, and a phosphoric acid compound. The nonaqueous electrolyte contains a lithium salt containing a PO bond and a PF bond.

LITHIUM-ION BATTERY

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180366776

The present disclosure provides a lithium-ion battery. The lithium-ion battery includes: a positive electrode plate including a positive current collector and a positive conductive membrane which is formed on the surface of the positive current collector; a negative electrode plate including a negative current collector and a negative conductive membrane which is formed on the surface of the negative current collector; a separator; an electrolyte; and a packaging foil. The compacted density of the positive conductive membrane is at a range from 3.9 g/cm 3 to 4.4 g/cm 3 ; the compacted density of negative conductive membrane is at a range from 1.55 g/cm 3 to 1.8 g/cm 3 ; the ratio of the capacity of the negative active material to the capacity of the positive active material is at a range from 1 to 1.4.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING MOTOR VELOCITY OF A SURGICAL STAPLING AND CUTTING INSTRUMENT ACCORDING TO ARTICULATION ANGLE OF END EFFECTOR

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180360446

A motorized surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a displacement member, a motor, a control circuit, and a position sensor. The displacement member is configured to translate. The motor is coupled to the displacement member to translate the displacement member. The control circuit is coupled to the motor. A position sensor is coupled to the control circuit. The position sensor is configured to measure the position of the displacement member and to measure an articulation angle of an end effector relative to a longitudinally extending shaft. The control circuit is configured to determine the articulation angle between the end effector and the longitudinally extending shaft and set motor velocity based on the articulation angle.

HIGH PURITY RNA COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PREPARATION THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180363019

The invention relates to improved RNA compositions for use in therapeutic applications. The RNA compositions are particularly suited for use in human therapeutic application (e.g., in RNA therapeutics). The RNA compositions are made by inproved processes, in particular, improved in vitro-transcription (IVT) processes. The invention also relates to methods for producing and purifying RNA (e.g, therapeutic RNAs), as well as methods for using the RNA compositions and therapeutic applications thereof.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING MODEL-BASED TRACKING-RELATED PREDICTION FOR SHIPPED ITEMS

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180365634

In certain embodiments, model-based tracking-related prediction for shipped containers may be provided. In some embodiments, scan event information may be obtained. The scan event information may indicate a first-location scan event associated with a first container that occurred at a first location, a first-location scan event associated with a second container that occurred at the first location, and a second-location scan event associated with the first container that occurred at a second location. A prediction model may be used, without a second-location scan event for the second container occurring at the second location, to generate a prediction regarding (i) the second container being at the second location subsequent to being at the first location and (ii) the second container being at a third location subsequent to being at the second location. The prediction may be generated, using the prediction model, based on the scan event information.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZED APPLIANCE CONTROL

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180365980

In response to a detected presence of an intended target appliance within a logical topography of controllable appliances identity information associated with the intended target appliance is used to automatically add to a graphical user interface of a controlling device an icon representative of the intended target appliance and to create at a Universal Control Engine a listing of communication methods for use in controlling corresponding functional operations of the intended target appliance. When the icon is later activated, the controlling device is placed into an operating state appropriate for controlling functional operations of the intended target appliance while the Universal Control Engine uses at least one of the communication methods to transmit at least one command to place the intended target appliance into a predetermined operating state.

GUIDED WAVE COUPLER, COUPLING MODULE AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180366807

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a coupler including a receiving portion that receives a first electromagnetic wave conveying first data from a transmitting device. A guiding portion guides the first electromagnetic wave to a junction for coupling the first electromagnetic wave to a transmission medium. The first electromagnetic wave propagates via at least one first guided wave mode. The coupling of the first electromagnetic wave to the transmission medium forms a second electromagnetic wave that is guided to propagate along the outer surface of the transmission medium via at least one second guided wave mode that differs from the at least one first guided wave mode. Other embodiments are disclosed.

ABSORBENT ARTICLES HAVING CHANNEL-FORMING AREAS AND WETNESS INDICATOR

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180360671

An absorbent article comprising an absorbent core having at least two longitudinally extending channel-forming areas and a wetness indicator. The core wrap comprises a top side and a bottom side, which are attached to each other through areas substantially free of absorbent material, so that when the absorbent material swells upon absorption of a liquid the core wrap forms channels along these areas substantially free of absorbent material.

THERMAL PROCESSING SUSCEPTOR

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180366363

In one embodiment, a susceptor for thermal processing is provided. The susceptor includes an outer rim surrounding and coupled to an inner dish, the outer rim having an inner edge and an outer edge. The susceptor further includes one or more structures for reducing a contacting surface area between a substrate and the susceptor when the substrate is supported by the susceptor. At least one of the one or more structures is coupled to the inner dish proximate the inner edge of the outer rim.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING RESOURCE INDICATOR

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180367425

A method and an apparatus for determining a resource indicator are described, so that according to a specified resource, another resource associated with the resource can be determined, thereby rapidly determining an indicator of the resource. An association relationship tree information is obtained. The association relationship tree information is used to indicate association relationships between multiple resources. The multiple resources include resources located at at least three resource layers, the association relationships include a direct association relationship and an indirect association relationship. Two resources having the direct association relationship are separately located at two adjacent resource layers, and two resources having the indirect association relationship are separately located at resource layers spaced by at least one resource layer. A second resource having the indirect association relationship with a first resource is determined. The indicator of the first resource is determined according to the second resource.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SEPARATING TISSUE IN CORNEAL TRANSPLANT PROCEDURES

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180360484

A device for separating tissue in an eye includes a body configured to be positioned on the eye surface. The body receives air from one or more air supplies. The body includes one or more air supply channels. The separation device includes a plurality of needles extending from the body. Each needle includes a proximal opening, a distal opening, and a passageway extending between the proximal and distal openings. The proximal openings of the needles are coupled to the one or more air supply channels. The distal openings of the needles are spaced from the body to be positioned in eye tissue. The one or more air supply channels direct the air from the one or more air supplies into the proximal openings, through the passageways, and out the distal openings of the needles and into the eye tissue. The air applies a pressure to separate the eye tissue.

POLE INTEGRATED REPEATER SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180364771

A repeater system including one or more donor antennas, one or more server antennas and a repeater integrated with a pole.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180364195

A semiconductor structure and a method for forming the same are provided. The semiconductor structure includes a substrate, a gate structure over a first surface of the substrate, and a source region and a drain region in the substrate adjacent to the gate structure. The semiconductor structure further includes a channel region interposing the source and drain regions and underlying the gate structure. The semiconductor structure further includes a first layer over a second surface opposite to a first surface of the substrate, and a second layer over the first layer. The semiconductor structure further includes a sensing film over the channel region. The first opening and the second opening form a contiguous opening.

TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLES

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180363736

Disclosed is a transmission for a vehicle that can improve fuel efficiency by implementing multiple steps of shifting and improve vehicle driving comfort by using operating points in a low RPM range of an engine. According to the transmission, since three single planetary gear sets and one compound planetary gear set are combined or five single planetary gear sets are compound and the rotary elements of the planetary gear sets and friction members are selectively connected and disconnected, their rotational speeds and directions are changed when shifting is performed. Therefore, a vehicle can be driven with the gear ratios of ten or more steps of forward shifting and one step of reverse shifting.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING AND DISPLAYING VIDEO SOURCES

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180367763

A video system for video surveillance or video monitoring includes a video source, a video control system, and a video management system. The video management system is configured to receive configuration data and generate maps based on the configuration data, wherein at least one of the maps is associated with the video source. The video management system displays the map associated with the video source and displays a graphical symbol on the map which indicates the location of the video source. The video management system then receives a selection of the video source, receives information associated with the selected video source, and displays the received information.