Total 8403 patents for "2018-12-20"

Dual Opening Overpack Drum

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180362223

An over pack drum for storing hazardous materials includes a cylindrical main body extending between top and bottom ends, the cylindrical main body defining an open channel wherein each of the top and bottom ends of the cylindrical main body are open-ended; a top cover being configured for coupling with the top open end of the cylindrical main body; a bottom cover being configured for coupling with the bottom open end of the cylindrical main body; and a plurality of roller ball and bearing assemblies partially embedded within the bottom cover such that a portion of each of the roller balls extends beyond the upper facing surface of the bottom cover for permitting multidirectional movement of a container moved thereon.

METHOD FOR QUICK SHOPPING BY USING WASHING MACHINE AND WASHING MACHINE

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180365756

A method for quick shopping by using a washing machine comprises: enabling the washing machine to receive a trigger signal; sending a quick shopping command to a server, wherein the quick shopping command comprises identity recognition information and an identifier of the trigger signal; enabling the server to search for a commodity selecting condition corresponding to the quick shopping command, and send commodities that meet the commodity selecting condition to an intelligent terminal bound with the washing machine after the server receives the quick shopping command; and enabling the intelligent terminal to display the selected commodities on a display interface, wherein the displayed information at least comprises commodity identifiers and URL addresses corresponding to the commodity identifiers. According to the scheme, the method realizes quick shopping of commodities by using the washing machine, simplifies the online shopping operation of users, and saves shopping time.

Colorimetric Device And Printing Apparatus

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180364102

A backing member (50 a ) is pressed in a perpendicular direction (D3) by a predetermined sheet conveyed to a colorimetric position (P), and is disposed behind the predetermined sheet at the colorimetric position (P) when viewed from a colorimetric unit (40). A supporter (90) supports the backing member (50 a ) in a manner that the backing member (50 a ) can move in the perpendicular direction (D3). Holders (23 a, 23 b, 23 c ) hold a color tile member (80 a ) disposed on the backing member (50 a ) in a state that the amount of movement of the backing member (50 a ) in the perpendicular direction (D3) by the color tile member (80 a ) being thicker than the predetermined sheet and disposed on the backing member (50 a ) is larger than the amount of movement of the backing member (50 a ) in the perpendicular direction (D3) by the predetermined sheet.

ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOUNDS AND NANOSTRUCTURES

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180362462

The present disclosure provides compounds and nanostructures having one or more quaternary ammonium salts, compositions including the compounds and nanostructures, and methods useful for treating conditions using the compounds, nanostructures, and compositions. In at least one aspect, a compound is represented by formula (I):

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HEAT TREATING A METAL COMPONENT

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180363079

The invention relates to a method and to a device for heat treating a metal component. The method comprises at least the following steps: a) heating the component; b) setting a temperature difference between at least one first sub-region and at least one second sub-region of the component; c) at least partially forming and/or cooling the component in a press hardening tool; and d) mechanically post-processing the at least one first sub-region of the component.

MEMORY MANAGEMENT ARCHITECTURE AND SYSTEM THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180364943

A method for writing data to memory includes the steps of receiving a stream of data objects. Next, the grouped data objects are grouped according to a sorting rule, wherein the sorting rule provides for grouping the data objects based on at least one of a predetermined size threshold and predetermined time threshold. Then, the grouped data objects are separated into corresponding data blocks based on the sorting rule. Finally, the grouped data blocks are written into corresponding, non-fragmented memory locations, wherein the memory locations include data blocks of substantially equal size.

FIRE CHIEF MOBILE COMMAND CONTROL CENTER

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180367968

Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for responding to emergency situations. An emergency response system may comprise a plurality of communication devices accessible by emergency personnel; and a secured wireless network accessible, with an access code, to the plurality of communication devices, wherein the plurality of communication devices are configured to communicate, with each other, information related to an emergency situation; wherein the secured wireless network is a frequency-hopping spread spectrum network.

OPTIMIZING CHAT-BASED COMMUNICATIONS

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180367480

An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for optimizing chat-based communications. A message module receives an outgoing message comprising a portion of a conversation between an agent and a user. An outgoing message may be generated in response to an incoming message from the user and received prior to sending the outgoing message to the user. An analysis module analyzes an incoming message and an outgoing message using a predefined machine learning model to identify one or more features of the outgoing message that have an influence on a desired outcome based on the incoming message. An action module generates one or more corrective actions related to the outgoing message based on one or more features that are identified using the machine learning model. One or more corrective actions are intended to increase the likelihood that an outgoing message will result in a desired outcome.

VALVE STEM SEAL

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180363802

A valve stem seal with significantly improved sealing performance while improving workability when fitting the valve stem seal to a valve stem guide. An inner peripheral surface of a fitting section 20B is provided with a plurality of annular seal protrusions which respectively include first inclined surfaces 25 a and 26 a each having a diameter that increases from a radially inward tip toward a seal section 20A side, and second inclined surfaces 25 b and 26 b each having a diameter that increases from a radially inward tip toward a side opposite to the seal section 20A. The first seal protrusion 25 which is closest to the seal section 20A is configured so that an inclination of the second inclined surface 25 b is smaller than that of the first inclined surface 25 a , and the second seal protrusion 26 which is farthest from the seal section 20A is configured so that an inclination of the first inclined surface 26 a is smaller than that of the second inclined surface 26 b.

GOLF BAG WITH A ROTATABLE INNER ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180361212

Various embodiments relate to a golf bag, the golf bag including an outer assembly having an opening extending along the vertical axis from a first end of the outer assembly to a second end of the outer assembly, a base assembly having a center post connected to the first end of the outer assembly, an inner assembly including a center shaft which connects a top plate on the first end and a bottom plate on the second end, wherein the center shaft fits over the center post, and the outer assembly surrounds the inner assembly and the inner assembly rotates around the center post of the base assembly.

CERAMIC MATERIAL FOR MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180362410

A ceramic material for a multilayer ceramic capacitor has a capacitance variation from 17 percent to +15 percent at a temperature ranging from 55 C. to 200 C., and has a dielectric loss less than 1% at a temperature ranging from 90 C. to 200 C. The ceramic material includes a base component consisting of a barium titanate and a sodium bismuth titanate, and a manganese dopant in an amount not greater than 0.05 mole percent based on total moles of the base component.

ENSURING A TARGET AVERAGE BIT RATE IN A MULTIPLEXED ENVIRONMENT

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180367825

Ensuring a long-term average bitrate for channels of a statistical multiplexing meets or exceeds a specified limit. An arbitrary target average bitrate for each of a set of channels of the statistical multiplexer is received. The long-term average bit rate for each channel of the statistical multiplexer is tracked. For each allocation cycle of the statistical multiplexer, bitrates to each encoder are assigned by splitting a bit allocation pool of the statistical multiplexer into a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is allocated to maximize video quality and the second portion is allocated to minimize a gap between the set of channels that are below their arbitrary target average bitrate based on the long-term average bit rate for the set of channels. Thereafter, the bit rates allocated from the first and second portions are distributed to the encoders encoding/transcoding the set of channels.

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180364533

A liquid crystal display panel includes an array substrate, a color filter substrate, and a liquid crystal layer interposed therebetween. The array substrate includes scan lines and data lines insulated from the scan lines and arranged mutually perpendicular to each other to define pixels that are arranged in an array. Each pixel includes a thin-film transistor and a pixel electrode connected to the thin-film transistor. The thin-film transistor is connected to one of the data lines and one of the scan lines corresponding thereto. A separation zone is formed between adjacent ones of the pixel electrodes. The thin-film transistor and the scan line are arranged in the separation zone. The pixels further comprise a transparent wiring line arranged along an outer circumference of the scan line. The transparent wiring line is supplied with an electrical voltage that is a common voltage of the array substrate.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PURCHASE BEHAVIOR PREDICTION OF CUSTOMERS

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180365715

A method and a system to enable customer behavior prediction are disclosed. Temporal and aggregate features with respect to purchases made by a customer are extracted from purchase history of customers. Further, temporal and aggregate models are generated corresponding to the features extracted, wherein the temporal and aggregate models are data of a first type and data of a second type respectively. Further, a Mixture of Experts (ME) is used to process the temporal and aggregate models that are of different types of data, to build a combined model, and purchase behavior of the customer is identified based on the combined model.

WATER MIST NOZZLE FOR A FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180361181

A water mist nozzle (2) for a fire suppression system comprises a nozzle head (4) including a discharge nozzle (6) for supplying a fluid jet (12); a support structure (8); and a stationary deflector element (10). The stationary deflector element (10) is fastened to the support structure (8) and comprises a body with a substantially round outer periphery having a base portion (28) and a substantially conical upper portion (22) with a central peak (24). The substantially conical upper portion (22) provides a plurality of flowpaths (26), the flowpaths (26) extending substantially radially from a radial position close to the central peak (24) in a direction towards the outer periphery, the flowpaths (26) having at least one portion (26 a, 26 b, 26 c ) of decreasing slope, in which the slope of the bottom of the flowpaths (26) decreases along the flow direction towards the outer periphery. The stationary deflector element (10) is fastened to the support structure (8) such that the central peak (24) of the substantially conical upper portion (22) of the stationary deflector element (10) faces the discharge nozzle (6) and that the fluid jet (12) exiting the discharge nozzle (6) impinges onto the central peak (24) and is distributed to the environment, substantially in a lateral direction, through the plurality of flowpaths (26).

SHARING VIRTUAL AND REAL TRANSLATIONS IN A VIRTUAL CACHE

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180365161

Disclosed herein is a virtual cache directory in a processor that eliminates address translations when the virtual address and the real address in the cache directory are the same. The processor is configured to support virtual memory and multiple threads. The virtual cache directory includes a plurality of directory entries, each entry is associated with a cache line. Each cache line has a tag. The tag includes a logical address, an address space identifier, a real address bit indicator, and virtual address to real address indicator. This virtual address to real address indicator indicates if the logical address and the real address are the same. When activated, address translation is not performed.

WASHING LIQUID AND WASHING METHOD FOR GLASS POLISHING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180362897

When an alkali-free glass is polished with a polishing liquid containing hydrofluoric acid as a main component, a sludge is generated on a glass surface and in a storage unit and a pipe of a polishing device. As a result, there arise problems such as deterioration of quality and stopping of the device. A washing liquid that dissolves a sludge containing aluminum and fluorine produced in a glass polishing device is characterized by containing Al3+ ions, and a sludge formed by bonding a divalent element such as Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba with Al and F can be dissolved with this washing liquid. The problems are solved by washing the inside of the polishing device with this washing liquid.

Filter Element, in Particular for Gas Filtration

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180361296

A filter element has a filter medium body with a first side and an oppositely positioned second side. A first sealing or supporting element is arranged at the first side. A second sealing or supporting element is arranged at the second side. The first side is positioned in a plane. The second side has a first section and a second section, wherein the first section has a first spacing relative to the first side and the second section has a second spacing relative to the first side, wherein the first and second spacings are different. One of the first and second sides is the inflow side of the filter medium body and the other one of the first and second sides is the outflow side of the filter medium body.

Method for ironing items of laundry, and band ironer

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180363235

A method and device allowing the items of laundry which are to be ironed to enter the ironer gap in a manner directed downwards. For this purpose, the inlet region is preferably arranged below the outlet region. The invention ensures a disturbance-free and crease-free entry of items of laundry to be ironed into the band ironer. In the case of band ironers, the inlet region, and outlet region have to lie tightly together in order to bring about as large a wrapping angle of the ironer body by means of the ironer band as possible. This makes the inlet of items of laundry to be ironed into the ironer gap emerging from the inlet region problematic. This invention described herein provides a solution to this problem.

CONTROL DEVICE, POSITION CONTROL SYSTEM, POSITION CONTROL METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180365791

A control device, a position control system, a position control method, and a recording medium are provided. The controller includes a feedback control unit and a position determination unit. The position determination unit acquires an encoder values from a driver at a cycle. The position determination unit acquires a measurement position obtained by measuring a positional relationship between a control object position and a target position by image processing, at a time interval that is longer than the cycle. The position determination unit determines an estimation interpolation position corresponding to the control object position by using the encoder value and the measurement position. The feedback control unit outputs control data for aligning the control object position at the target position by using the estimation interpolation position determined by the position determination unit to the driver.

System and Method for Checking and Calibrating Scale for Measuring Fluid in Refrigerant Recovery System

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180363963

Apparatuses, methods, and systems for adjusting scale(s) of a refrigerant recovery system (RRS) are described. The RRS can determine pressure and weight measurements of content within a refrigerant storage tank. The RRS can determine weight measurements of content within oil storage containers. The RRS can compare the pressure and weight measurements to thresholds to determine whether the scale(s) require adjusting, whether the RRS should be locked to prevent further use of the RRS until after servicing of the RRS, or whether additional functions of an operating state of the RRS should be performed. The RRS can comprise a processor to automatically adjust the scales, determine the pressure and weight measurements, and compare pressure and weight measurements to the thresholds. Locking the RRS can prevent the RRS from recovering refrigerant from a cooling system, such as an air conditioning system in a vehicle.

Apparatus and Method for Assessment of Patient Condition

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180365310

A medical information system. In one embodiment, the medical information system includes: a learning engine; a user interface in communication with the learning engine; and a data warehouse in communication with the learning engine, wherein the learning engine will generate a report on a patient in response to patient data. In another embodiment, the data warehouse includes at least one data mart comprising summarized and indexed aggregated data that are pre-calculated and pre-joined. In one embodiment, the learning engine filters requests for aggregated data based on parameters supplied by the user interface. In another embodiment, a user may query medicine treatment statistics in response to diagnostics. In yet another embodiment, some of the plurality of preferences of the physician are predetermined by selection by the physician. In still yet another embodiment, some of the plurality of preferences of the physician are predetermined by actions taken by the physician.

ROADWAY TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180364738

A reversible, driverless, fully electric or plug-in hybrid tractor-trailer includes a trailer equipped with autonomous reversible self-propulsion and steering equipment and configured to dock with one or two tractors in a pulling and/or pushing configuration. The tractor(s) are equipped for autonomous navigation. Replacement tractors can autonomously navigate from a charging and/or refueling facility to the tractor-trailer and can further autonomously execute a swap-out procedure by which spent tractor(s) are replaced by the freshly charged tractor(s). The replaced tractor(s) then autonomously navigate back to the charging and/or refueling facility, while the tractor-trailer continues, nonstop, toward its destination. Where allowed by law, combination multi-trailer road-train vehicles can be formed by connecting trailers to trailers and also possibly inserting a tractor between trailers that are attached to both ends of the inserted tractor.

COMPUTER AIDED MEDICAL METHOD AND MEDICAL SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL PREDICTION

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180365381

A computer aided medical method include following steps. An initial symptom is collected through an interaction interface. A representative prediction model is selected from plural candidate prediction models according to the initial symptom. The candidate prediction models are trained by a machine learning algorithm according to clinical data. A series of sequential actions is generated according to the representative prediction model and the initial symptom. The sequential actions are selected from plural candidate actions in the representative prediction model. The candidate actions include plural inquiry actions and plural disease prediction actions. Each of the sequential actions is one of the inquiry actions or the disease prediction actions. The series of sequential actions is displayed on the interaction interface.

WORKPIECE MANUFACTURING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180361609

A workpiece manufacturing apparatus includes a punch, which is provided in a lower die assembly and punches out a workpiece from an unprocessed material, and an ejector, which is provided in an upper die assembly so as to be capable of approaching and moving away from the lower die assembly. The manufacturing apparatus further includes a spring, which is provided in the upper die assembly and urges the ejector toward the lower die assembly, and a locking device, which locks the ejector with respect to the upper die assembly at a position at which the punch punches out the workpiece and releases the ejector when the die assemblies are opened. The locking device includes an actuator, which is provided in the upper die assembly and slides a slider between a locking position, at which the ejector is locked, and a releasing position, at which the ejector is released.

Dosing Regimens for the Treatment of Lysosomal Storage Diseases Using Pharmacological Chaperones

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180360813

The present invention provides dosing regimens for administering pharmacological chaperones to a subject in need thereof. The dosing regimens can be used to treat disorders caused by improper protein misfolding, such as lysosomal storage disorders.

BREAST PUMP SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180361040

The invention is a wearable breast pump system including a housing shaped at least in part to fit inside a bra and a piezo air-pump. The piezo air-pump is fitted in the housing and forms part of a closed loop system that drives a separate, deformable diaphragm to generate negative air pressure. The diaphragm is removably mounted on a breast shield.

System, Apparatus And Method For Tunneling And/Or Multiplexing Via A Multi-Drop Interconnect

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180367504

In one embodiment, an apparatus includes: a first controller to couple to an interconnect to which a plurality of devices may be coupled, the first controller to communicate first information via the interconnect according to the native communication protocol; a first transceiver to drive the first information onto a first line of the interconnect; a second transceiver to drive a clock signal onto a second line of the interconnect; and a second controller to communicate second information via the interconnect. In an embodiment, the native communication protocol is a single-ended communication protocol and the second controller is to communicate the second information differentially via the interconnect. Other embodiments are described and claimed.

FINANCIAL FRAUD DETECTION USING USER GROUP BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180365696

Systems and methods for mitigating fraud in transactions including clustering account holders into groups with a cluster generator by jointly considering account activities as features in a clustering algorithm such that account holders in each group have similar behavior according to analysis of the features in the clustering algorithm. In each group, a list of suspicious transactions is detected with a suspicious behavior detector by determining outlier transactions for a transaction type of interest relative to transactions of each account holder in a group. An alert is generated and sent to users with a fraud suspicion response system to mitigate the suspicious transactions.

IMMUNOGLOBULIN PREPARATION

Pub Date: 2018-12-20

Pub Number: US20180360969

The present invention relates to the use of proline for reducing the viscosity of a protein preparation.