Total 8338 patents for "2018-12-27"

ALLOCATING RESOURCES TO VIRTUAL MACHINES

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180373565

A method, executed by a computer, for allocating resources to virtual machines includes monitoring resource usage for a selected resource for one or more capped virtual machines and one or more uncapped virtual machines, and responsive to detecting a first resource violation, the first resource violation corresponding to resource usage for a capped virtual machine and a second resource violation, the second resource violation corresponding to resource usage for an uncapped virtual machine, adjusting allocation of the selected resource for each of the one or more capped virtual machines previous to adjusting allocation of the selected resource for any of the uncapped virtual machines. A computer program product and computer system corresponding to the above method are also disclosed herein.

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180376327

A communication system is disclosed comprising a gateway, a number of base stations, and a mobile device. The gateway holds information mapping address data for each base station to information identifying a respective cell operated by that base station. A base station obtains information identifying a cell operated by a neighbour base station and provides this information to the gateway. The gateway obtains from the information held address data for the neighbour base station based on the information identifying the cell operated by the neighbour base station. The gateway generates and sends a message including address data to the base station. The base station receives the message and establishes a connection with the neighbour base station using the address data.

CASSETTE SYSTEM INTEGRATED APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180372084

A cassette integrated system. The cassette integrated system includes a mixing cassette, a balancing cassette, a middle cassette fluidly connected to the mixing cassette and the balancing cassette and at least one pod. The mixing cassette is fluidly connected to the middle cassette by at least one fluid line and the middle cassette is fluidly connected to the balancing cassette by at least one fluid line. The at least one pod is connected to at least two of the cassettes wherein the pod is located in an area between the cassettes.

BIOMETRIC SENSOR WITH FORCE DETECTION AND ULTRASONIC IMAGING CAPABILITY

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180369866

Implementations of the subject matter described herein relate to sensors including piezoelectric micromechanical ultrasonic transducer (PMUT) sensor elements and arrays thereof. The PMUT sensor elements may be switchable between a non- ultrasonic force detection mode and an ultrasonic imaging mode. A PMUT sensor element may include a diaphragm that is capable of a static displacement on application of a force and is capable of a dynamic displacement when the PMUT sensor element transmits or receives ultrasonic signals. In some implementations, a PMUT sensor element includes a two dimensional-electron gas structure on the diaphragm. The sensors may further include a sensor controller configured to switch between a non-ultrasonic force detection mode and an ultrasonic imaging mode for one or more of the PMUT sensor elements, wherein an applied force is measured in the non-ultrasonic force detection mode and wherein an object is imaged ultrasonically during the ultrasonic imaging mode.

ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM, PROCESSOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180368657

An endoscope system includes a correction-value calculating unit that calculates a correction value of data to be used for calculation of the biological information or the like; an index-value calculating unit that calculates one type of index value or a plurality of types of index values to be used as a determination reference for determining whether, for example, the correction value is to be calculated; a determination unit that determines, by using the one type of index value or the plurality of types of index values, whether an endoscope image is appropriate for correction; and a correction unit that, if the determination unit determines that the endoscope image is appropriate for correction, corrects the endoscope image, the biological information, or the data by using the correction value calculated by using the endoscope image that has been determined to be appropriate for correction.

MOTOR VEHICLE HEADLIGHT WITH AN INTELLIGENT MOTORWAY FLASHER

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180370424

The invention relates to a lighting device for a motor vehicle (10) that has one or preferably two such lighting devices that are set up to produce a headlamp flasher signaling function, the lighting device being associated with a controller, the controller controlling the lighting device upon activation of the headlamp flasher signaling function to produce, from the lighting device, a headlamp flasher light distribution, especially in the form of a high beam light distribution (LHV), especially for a defined period of time, in an area in front of the at least one lighting device or in an area in front of the vehicle (10). It is provided that in the case in which the motor vehicle is located on a one-way multilane road (FB) that can only be traveled in one direction (R) and a motor vehicle (20) is driving in front in the lane (FS1) of the motor vehicle (10), the at least one lighting device is set up to produce, in accordance with control commands of the controller (7), a modified headlamp flasher light distribution which only illuminates a subarea (LHV) of the area (LHV) illuminable by the unmodified headlamp flasher light distribution.

CONTROLLING METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180373920

A controlling method includes acquiring induction information of an operation body at a fingerprint collection region, determining, based on the induction information, a target collection region for collecting fingerprint corresponding to the operation body, and enabling sensors corresponding to the target collection region. The target collection region is a sub-region of the fingerprint collection region.

PREPARATIONS COMPRISING CARNOSINES

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180369116

The invention relates to a preparation containing at least one compound of formula (I), providing that R1 is H or CH 3 and R2 is II or COOII, or salts thereof, to be used as a drug for preventing and/or treating signs of degeneration and ageing of the skin which are not, or not exclusively, caused by the effect of light.

CATADIOPTRIC PROJECTION OBJECTIVE

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180373006

A method of providing a catadioptric projection includes: providing a first partial objective for imaging an object field onto a first real intermediate image; providing a second partial objective for imaging the first real intermediate image onto a second real intermediate image, in which the second partial objective includes a concave mirror; providing a third partial objective for imaging the second intermediate image onto an image field, the third partial objective including an aperture stop; providing a first folding mirror and a second folding mirror; and providing an antireflection coating onto a surface of at least one lens that is directly adjacent to the concave mirror or that is separate from the concave mirror by a single lens, in which the antireflection coating is designed to have reflectivity of less than 0.2% for a wavelength between 150 nm and 250 nm and for an angle-of-incidence range between 0 and 30.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING OPTICAL STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180373370

An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing including a window disposed in at least a partial area of the housing and forming at least a portion of an outer surface of the electronic device, a touch screen display including an active area and a non-active area and accommodated in the housing such that at least a portion of the touch screen display is visually exposed through the window, at least one processor accommodated in the housing and electrically connected to the touch screen display, a memory accommodated in the housing and electrically connected to the at least one processor, and an optical layer disposed between the touch screen display and the window. A portion of a surface area of the optical layer that faces the active area of the touch screen display is formed in a bumpy structure.

IMPROVED STRUCTURE FOR DISSIPATING HEAT BY NATURAL CONVECTION, FOR PACKAGING FOR TRANSPORTING AND/OR STORING RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180374592

A structure for dissipating heat by natural convection, intended for being provided on the periphery of packaging for transporting and/or storing radioactive materials, the structure having two adjacent half-structures each comprising primary fins which are parallel and angled relative to a height direction of the structure, the primary fins of the two half-structures forming, in pairs, fins of the general shape of an inverted V when the packaging is arranged vertically with the bottom thereof oriented downwards.

COMPOSITION CONTAINING MIXTURE OF FLUORINATED HYDROCARBONS, AND USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180371303

The present invention provides a refrigerant composition that has a low GWP and ASHRAE non-flammability performance. Specifically, the present invention provides a composition comprising a mixture of fluorinated hydrocarbons, the mixture comprising difluoromethane (R32), pentafluoroethane (R125), 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R134a), and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (1234yf) at specific concentrations.

CUSTOMIZED OVER-THE-AIR TELEVISION CHANNEL MAPPING FOR GEOGRAPHICAL AREA USING CROWDSOURCING OF OVER THE AIR TELEVISION CHANNELS

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180376174

Embodiments are directed toward providing a customized over-the-air channel mapping to each content receiver in a geographical area based on crowdsourced mappings of available channels from at least a subset of the content receivers in that geographical area. When a new content receiver is installed in the geographical area, the customized over-the-air channel mapping is provided to the new content receiver and used by the new content receiver as its internal list of available over-the-air channels without performing a scan of its own. At least a portion of the content receivers in the geographical area perform a round-robin-type scan to identify new or missing channels in the geographical area. The customized over-the-air channel mapping is then updated when a new channel or missing channel threshold is reached. And the updated customized over-the-air channel mapping is provided to each content receiver in the geographical area.

LIGHTING MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180372298

A lighting module for a motor vehicle including: a support plate; at least one source of light which is arranged on a first face of the support plate; a heat dissipater which is arranged on a second face of the support plate, opposite the first face; a fan which is arranged between the heat dissipater and a plenum, the fan being designed to aspirate a flow of hot air which is dissipated by the heat dissipater, and is obtained from an incoming flow of air; a plenum which is designed to cover the fan, the plenum including a peripheral skirt which is designed to surround the heat dissipater; an optical assembly which cooperates with rays of light of the at least one source of light, in order to produce a light beam.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE INJECTION RATE OF AN INJECTION VALVE

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180372049

The invention relates to a method for determining the injection rate of an injection valve (1) using a mathematical model which is based on measurement values comprising the stroke (x) of a piston (3) that delimits a measurement chamber (2) during the injection of a test fluid (4) into the measurement chamber (2). The injection rate is corrected on the basis of an additional measurement value. According to the invention, the pressure (p a ) in an adapter volume (5), via which the injection valve (1) is connected to the measurement chamber (2), is used as an additional measurement value for correcting the injection rate. The invention further relates to a device for determining the injection rate of an injection valve.

SILICONE RESIN COMPOSITION AND ENCAPSULATING MATERIAL FOR SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180371247

A silicone resin composition for production of a cured product having high UV stability is provided. The composition contains at least one silicone resin satisfying the following requirements (i) to (iii): (i) silicon atoms contained therein are essentially A1, A2, and A3 silicon atoms, and a ratio of the content of the A3 silicon atoms to the total content of the A1, A2, and A3 silicon atoms is 50 mol % or more and 99 mol % or less; (ii) side chains bonded to the silicon atoms are alkyl groups having 1 to 3 carbons, alkoxy groups having 1 or 2 carbons, or hydroxyl groups, a molar ratio of the alkoxy groups is less than 5 to 100 of the alkyl groups, and a molar ratio of the hydroxyl groups is 10 or more to 100 of the alkyl groups; and (iii) a metallic catalyst is not substantially contained.

ALIGNMENT FILM AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180373098

The present invention aims to provide an alignment film capable of sufficiently reducing image sticking and stain in a liquid crystal display device, and a liquid crystal display device including a photo-alignment film and sufficiently reducing image sticking and stain. The alignment film of the present invention contains a polymer containing a nitrogen radical-containing group, and a photo-functional group. The nitrogen radical-containing group is preferably a hydrazyl radical-containing group represented by the following formula (I) or (II):

METHODS FOR IMPROVED PROTECTION AND DELIVERY OF AMINOTHIOLS AND ANALOGS THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180369398

In one aspect, the present application relates to an aminothiol-conjugate of formula (I), wherein Core Linker R 1 , R 2 , R 3 , m, n, and p are as described above. The present invention also relates to a method of treating a subject in need of aminothiol therapy using an aminothiol-conjugate of formula (I).

MAINTAINING NETWORK CONNECTIVITY OF AERIAL DEVICES DURING UNMANNED FLIGHT

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180375568

Example methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to facilitate maintaining network connectivity of aerial devices during unmanned flight are disclosed. An example method may include providing, to an access point of a radio access network (RAN) during flight of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on a flight route, channel allocation instructions for connecting the UAV to the radio access network via communication channels. The method may further include detecting an interference event associated with a portion of the flight route of the UAV during the flight. The method may further include adjusting, during the flight, the channel allocation instructions in response to detecting the interference event. The method may further include providing the adjusted channel allocation instructions to an access point of the radio access network during the flight.

Image Generation Method and Device

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180376097

Embodiments of the present application disclose an image generation method and device, which relate to the technical field of image processing. The method comprises: receiving a screenshot instruction; generating a layer corresponding to the screenshot instruction, storing image content in a screen region selected by a user into a storage area corresponding to the generated layer, and displaying, on the generated layer, the image content in the screen region selected by the user, wherein, the storage area corresponding to the generated layer is independent of the storage area corresponding to the layer, which is in an unclosed state, generated according to the previously received screenshot instruction; and after receiving an image generation instruction for at least one layer currently in the unclosed state, generating an output image corresponding to the image generation instruction according to one or more layers corresponding to one or more layer identifiers contained in the image generation instruction, wherein the image generation instruction contains one or more layer identifiers of one or more layers selected by the user. By applying the solution provided by embodiments of the present application, the steps of capturing images many times can be simplified.

METHOD FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING DIABETES MELLITUS NERVE INJURY AND RELATED DISEASES

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180369345

The present invention relates to the use of plasminogen in the prevention and/or treatment of diabetic neuropathic pain and neurohypersensitivity, and in the repair of nerve tissue injury. Therefore, plasminogen may become a new strategy for preventing and treating diabetic neuropathic pain.

CONTROL STRATEGIES FOR HYBRID ELECTRIC POWERTRAIN CONFIGURATIONS WITH A BALL VARIATOR USED AS A POWERSPLIT E-CVT

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180372200

A computer-implemented system for a vehicle having an engine, a battery system, a first motor/generator, and a second motor/generator, each motor/generator operably coupled to a ball-planetary variator (CVP), the computer-implemented system comprising: a digital processing device comprising an operating system configured to perform executable instructions and a memory device; a computer program including instructions executable by the digital processing device, the computer program comprising a software module configured to manage a plurality of vehicle driving conditions; a hybrid supervisory controller; and a plurality of sensors configured to monitor vehicle parameters including at least one of CVP input speed, engine torque, accelerator pedal position, CVP speed ratio, and battery charge, wherein the software module includes a plurality of software sub-modules configured to optimize the CVP speed ratio based at least in part on one of the vehicle parameters monitored by the plurality of sensors. The hybrid supervisory controller can choose the torque split and path of highest efficiency from engine to wheel, optionally operate at the best potential overall efficiency point in any mode and also provide torque variability, thereby leading to the best combination of powertrain performance and fuel efficiency.

PROTECTIVE SHEET, IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, SPECTACLE LENS, AND SPECTACLES

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180371255

Provided are a protective sheet and a spectacle lens including at least one dye selected from the group consisting of a dye represented by Formula (1) and a dye represented by Formula (2), and application thereof. In Formula (1), R 71 to R 74 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, or the like. In Formula (2), R 21 represents an alkyl group, an aryl group, a heterocyclic group, or the like, R 22 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl group, or the like, and at least one of R 21 or R 22 is an alkyl group having 4 or more carbon atoms. n represents 0 or 1, and m represents an integer of 1 to 5.

MODULAR DIRECTIONAL VALVE WITH TWO OR MORE ELEMENTS OF MIXED TYPE

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180372127

A modular directional valve with two or more elements (E1, E2, E3, E4) in turn connectable to respective utilities (U) through the uses (A1, B1, A2 . . . B4); of which one or more elements (E1 E2) are of the CA type while one or more elements are of LS flow sharing type (E3, E4). The valve designed to be connected to a first high pressure line P1 which connects the crossing elements to a constant displacement pump (PA) and a second high pressure line P2 which connects the LS flow sharing type elements to a variable displacement pump LS, the connection to a low pressure line, the connection to a load sensing signal line (LS2) with the variable displacement pump LS (PB). Said valve acting so that if the load sensing flow sharing elements (E3, E4) fed by the line (P2) designed for the connection with the pump (PB) are in saturation, it withdraws from the carry over (6) of the group of elements (E1, E2) of the crossing type the amount of flow rate equal to the difference between the flow rate required by the utilities (U) of the elements (E3, E4) and the maximum flow rate which can be supplied by the LS pump (PB); otherwise, it freely delivers the flow rate of the constant displacement pump to the low pressure line.

DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180371670

A drum-type washing machine includes an outer tub disposed inside a machine housing a drum disposed in the outer tub and capable of rotating about an axis inclined with respect to a horizontal direction as a center; a rotating body disposed in the drum and having a protruding portion on the surface; a driving portion including a driving motor and is configured to transmit a torque of the driving motor to the drum and the rotor so as to rotate the drum and the rotating body at different rotation speeds; and a controlling portion for controlling an operation of the driving portion. The controlling portion is configured to perform a reduction control for reducing a load when a magnitude of the load applied to the rotating body exceeds a predetermined magnitude in a washing process and/or a rinsing process.

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, DESCRIPTOR CREATION METHOD, AND DESCRIPTOR CREATION PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180373764

A table storage unit 81 stores a first table including an objective variable and a second table different in granularity from the first table. A descriptor creation unit 82 creates a feature descriptor for generating a feature which is a variable that can influence the objective variable, from the first table and the second table. The descriptor creation unit 82 creates a plurality of feature descriptors, each by generating a combination of a mapping condition element indicating a mapping condition for rows in the first table and the second table and a reduction method element indicating a reduction method for reducing, for each objective variable, data of each column included in the second table.

Modified L-Asparaginase

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180371446

The disclosure provides a modified protein that is a combination of (i) an L-asparaginase and (ii) one or more (poly)peptide(s), wherein the (poly)peptide consists solely of proline and alanine amino acid residues, and methods of preparation and use thereof.

LIGHTING STRIP

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180376566

Linear array of lighting nodes (3) which are connected at different respective positions along a flexible, rigid or malleable continuous supporting line (6). One or more attachable dividers (5) are provided, configured to be mechanically attachable by a user onto the line (6) without severing the line, or at least without completely severing the line, each attachable between a respective neighbouring pair of the lighting nodes (3). Each of the attachable dividers (5) is configured so as, when attached to the line (6), to enable detection of a position at which the divider (5) is connected along the line (6) relative to the lighting nodes (3), and configured to provide information related to said position to a controller (7), thus dividing the lighting nodes into different segments along the line. The controller (7) is configured to apply a different lighting effect to the illumination emitted by the lighting nodes (3) in each of some or all of the different segments.

Air-Dryer Cartridge and Helical Spring for an Air-Dryer Cartridge

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180370516

An air-dryer cartridge for a compressed air preparation system of a utility vehicle includes a drying agent container having a first housing part and a second housing part movable relative to each other, a cartridge housing for holding the drying agent container, and a helical spring is arranged to preload the second housing part in a direction to reduce a volume of the drying agent container. The helical spring has multiple coils, including a first outer coil at a first end of the helical spring and a second outer coil at a second end of the helical spring. At least one of the first and second outer coils has a greater diameter than inner coils of the helical spring between the first and the second end of the helical spring.

BLAST FURNACE STOCKHOUSE ARRANGEMENT

Pub Date: 2018-12-27

Pub Number: US20180371559

A stockhouse arrangement for a metallurgical furnace includes a set of storage bins for granular material; a material feeding device associated with the set of storage bins, the material feeding device being arranged above the set of storage bins and allowing to selectively fill each of the storage bins with granular material; and a raw material feed system to convey raw granular material to the material feeding device, wherein a respective weighing hopper is arranged downstream of each storage bin and including an outlet associated with a feeding gate. A and a charge conveying system is provided for collecting and conveying material selectively discharged from the weighing hoppers through their respective feeding gate, the material feeding device being configured to screen raw granular material arriving from the raw material feed system such that only material with desired granulometry is forwarded to the respective bin(s).