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 new patent  Multi-level power converter and a method for controlling a multi-level power converter

A multi-level power converter for one or more phases includes one or more converter arms including a plurality of serial connected switching cells. Each switching cell includes a plurality of switching devices, a primary energy storage, a secondary energy storage and a first inductor. ... Abb Inc

 new patent  An electronic charger for electric power distribution installations and a control method thereof

An electronic charger for electric power distribution installations is provided. The electronic charger includes a dc/dc converter of the sepic type including an input stage, an output stage and a coupling capacitor. ... Abb Inc

 new patent  Method in the manufacturing of an insulated electric high voltage dc termination or joint

A method in the manufacturing of an insulated electric high voltage dc termination or joint includes providing an insulated electric high voltage dc cable including a high voltage dc conductor, a polymer based insulation system surrounding the high voltage dc conductor, the polymer based insulation system including an insulation layer and a semiconducting layer surrounding the insulation layer, and a grounding layer surrounding the semiconducting layer, removing the grounding layer and the semiconducting layer in at least one end portion of the high voltage dc cable, thereby exposing the insulation layer of the polymer based insulation system in the at least one end portion of the high voltage dc cable, mounting a field grading adapter or joint body in the at least one end portion of the high voltage dc cable, thereby covering the insulation layer of the polymer based insulation system in the at least one end portion of the high voltage dc cable, the field grading adapter or joint body being part of the high voltage dc termination or joint, wherein at least one substance is present in the insulation layer of the polymer based insulation system in the at least one end portion of the high voltage dc cable in a non-homogenous distribution; and subjecting the insulation layer of the polymer based insulation system in the at least one end portion of the high voltage dc cable for a heat treatment procedure, while being covered by the mounted field grading adapter or joint body, thereby equalizing the concentration of the at least one substance in the insulation layer of the polymer based insulation system in the at least one end portion of the high voltage dc cable.. . ... Abb Inc

 new patent  Retrofitting device for medium voltage switchgear

A retrofitting device for medium voltage panels which comprises a plurality of first and second horizontal cb contacts aligned in a first and second horizontal plane, a plurality of first and second vertical swg contacts aligned in a first and second vertical plane, a first bar assembly comprising first connection elements for connecting each of said first horizontal cb contacts with a corresponding first vertical swg contact, a second bar assembly comprising second connection elements for connecting each of said second horizontal cb contacts with a corresponding second vertical swg contact, said first connection elements comprising a first portion and a second portion linked to each other and free to change the angular position with respect to each other in a vertical plane when in an unlocked condition, said second connection elements comprising a third portion and a fourth portion linked to each other and free to change the angular position with respect to each other in a vertical plane when in an unlocked condition, first locking means being provided to lock the first with second portions and the third with the fourth portions in a desired position in which said first horizontal cb contacts and said second horizontal cb contacts are positioned on a substantially same vertical plane.. . ... Abb Inc

 new patent  Portable clinical analysis system for immunometric measurement

The present invention covers the integration and utility of accelerometer features into a clinical analysis system. For example, measurement of dynamic acceleration and orientation of a blood-testing instrument with respect to earth's gravitational field may be used to determine reliability of a test procedure and optionally to provide corrective elements thereof.. ... Abb Inc

 new patent  Basophil analysis system and method

Provided herein are systems and methods for analyzing blood samples, and more specifically for performing a basophil analysis. In one embodiment, the systems and methods include: (a) staining a blood sample with an exclusive cell membrane permeable fluorescent dye; and then (b) using measurements of light scatter and fluorescence emission to distinguish basophils from other wbc sub-populations. ... Abb Inc

 new patent  Method for hematology analysis

A method whereby one or more fluorescent dyes are used to bind and stain nucleic acids in certain blood cells, such as, for example, white blood cells, nucleated red blood cells, and reticulocytes, and to induce fluorescent emissions upon excitation of photons from a given source of light, such as, for example, a laser, at an appropriate wavelength. More particularly, this invention provides a method whereby a fluorescent trigger is used in a data collection step for collecting events that emit strong fluorescence, in order to separate white blood cells and nucleated red blood cells from red blood cells and platelets without the need for using a lysing agent.. ... Abb Inc

 new patent  High strength single piece cable tie locking mechanism

A cable tie includes a flexible elongate strap and a head attached to a first end of the strap. The head has a front wall, side walls and a rear wall defining an aperture. ... Abb Inc

 new patent  Calicheamicin constructs and methods of use

Provided herein are antibody drug conjugates (adcs) comprising calicheamicin and methods of using the same to treat proliferative disorders.. . ... Abb Inc

 new patent  Nutritional formulations including human milk oligosaccharides and antioxidants and uses thereof

Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides in combination with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or carotenoids that can be administered to preterm infants, term infants, toddlers, and children for reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. . ... Abb Inc

 new patent  Nutritional formulations including human milk oligosaccharides and antioxidants and uses thereof

Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides in combination with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or carotenoids that can be administered to preterm infants, term infants, toddlers, and children for reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. . ... Abb Inc

 new patent  Rubber toughened bioresorbable polymer peripheral scaffolds

Bioabsorbable scaffolds are disclosed with a rigid polymer component and a rubbery polymer component. The rubbery polymer component is miscible, partially miscible, or immiscible with the rigid polymer component.. ... Abb Inc

 new patent  Non-circular radiopaque markers and methods for attaching a marker to a scaffold

A scaffold includes a marker connected to a strut. The marker is retained within the strut by a tongue-and-groove connection. ... Abb Inc

 new patent  Fixation devices, systems and methods for heart valve leaf repair

Devices, systems and methods for repairing a valve in a patient's heart includes a two or more fixations devices, each fixation device being attachable to the free end of a target tissue, such as a valve leaflet, the fixation devices being coupled together by a coupling device capable of repositioning and coupling the fixation devices in order to re-position the free ends of the valve leaflets.. . ... Abb Inc

05/10/18 / #the present application relates to 1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,7-octahydropyrazino[1,2-a][1,4]benzodiazepine, 1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,7-octahydropyrazino[1,2-a][1,5]benzodiazepine, 2,3,4,4a,5,6,7,11b-octahydro-1h-pyrido[3,4-d][2]benzazepine, 1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,7-octahydropyrazino[1,2-a][1]benzazepine, 1,2,3,4,4a,5-hexahydro-7h-pyrazino[1,2-a][4,1]benzoxazepine, and 2,3,4,4a,5,6-hexahydro-1h-pyrazino[2,1-d][1,5]benzoxazepine, and 5,6,7,7a,8,9,10,11-octahydropyrazino[1,2-d]pyrido[3,2-b][1,4]diazepine derivatives of formula (i)

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05/10/18 / #20180131266

Control of electrical converter based on optimized pulse patterns

A method for operating an electrical converter including: determining an optimized pulse pattern from a fundamental voltage reference for the electrical converter, wherein the optimized pulse pattern is determined from a first lookup table and includes discrete voltage amplitude values changing at predefined switching instants; determining a harmonic content reference from the fundamental voltage reference based on a second lookup table, wherein the harmonic content reference is a harmonic current reference determined from the frequency spectrum of a current of the electrical converter or the harmonic content reference is a filtered voltage reference determined by applying a first order frequency filter to a voltage, which current or voltage is generated, when the optimized pulse pattern is applied to the electrical converter; determining a harmonic content error from the harmonic content reference by subtracting an estimated output voltage and/or estimated output current of the electrical converter from the harmonic content reference; modifying the optimized pulse pattern by timeshifting switching instants such that the fundamental voltage reference is tracked and the harmonic content error is corrected by the timeshifted switching instants; applying the modified optimized pulse pattern to semiconductor switches of the electrical converter.. . ... Abb Inc

05/10/18 / #20180130622

Gas insulated switchgear with the use of insulating gases or fluids, and method of producing the same

In an embodiment, the present invention provides a gas insulated switchgear for medium- or high-voltage use, including: a closed housing of a switchgear compartment having insulating gases or fluids. The insulation gas includes sulfurhexaflouride (sf6). ... Abb Inc

05/10/18 / #20180128767

Small volume in vitro analyte sensor

A sensor utilizing a non-leachable or diffusible redox mediator is described. The sensor includes a sample chamber to hold a sample in electrolytic contact with a working electrode, and in at least some instances, the sensor also contains a non-leachable or a diffusible second electron transfer agent. ... Abb Inc

05/10/18 / #20180128732

Nucleated red blood cell analysis system and method

Systems and methods for analyzing blood samples, and more specifically for performing a nucleated red blood cell (nrbc) analysis. The systems and methods screen a blood sample by means of fluorescence staining and a fluorescence triggering strategy, to identify nuclei-containing particles within the blood sample. ... Abb Inc

05/10/18 / #20180128731

White blood cell analysis system and method

Systems and methods for analyzing blood samples, and more specifically for performing a white blood cell (wbc) differential analysis. The systems and methods screen wbcs by means of fluorescence staining and a fluorescence triggering strategy. ... Abb Inc

05/10/18 / #20180127506

Dac hyp compositions and methods

The present disclosure relates to compositions of daclizumab suitable for subcutaneous administration and methods of manufacturing thereof.. . ... Abb Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126557

Method for industrial robot commissioning, industrial robot system and control system using the same

Disclosed are systems and methods to provide a method for calibrating a touchscreen coordinate system of a touchscreen with an industrial robot coordinate system of an industrial robot for industrial robot commissioning and industrial robot system and control system using the same. In one form the systems and methods include attaching an end effector to the industrial robot; (a) moving the industrial robot in a compliant way until a stylus of the end effector touches a point on the touchscreen; (b) recording a position of the stylus of the end effector in the industrial robot coordinate system when it touches the point of the touchscreen; (c) recording a position of the touch point on the touchscreen in the touchscreen coordinate system; and calculating a relation between the industrial robot coordinate system and the touchscreen coordinate system based on the at least three positions of the end effector stylus and the at least three positions of the touch points.. ... Abb Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126552

Method and controller system for controlling backlash

A method of controlling backlash of a first driven gear and a second driven gear mechanically connected in parallel with an actuator gear, and which first, second, and third gears form a gear train. The method includes a) obtaining a current position of the gear train, b) obtaining a current backlash value of the gear train from a data structure having a plurality of pairs of positions of the gear train and corresponding backlash value which have all been determined in an empirical manner for the actuator gear, c) determining a first backlash compensation for the first gear motor and a second backlash compensation for the second gear motor, wherein the first and second backlash compensations are equal and opposite values based on the current backlash value, and d) controlling the first and second gear motors based on the compensations.. ... Abb Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126390

Localized desalting systems and methods

Example apparatus, systems and methods to desalt a sample are disclosed. An example method includes introducing a sample into an apparatus, in which the apparatus includes a sensor coupled to a substrate and an electrode. ... Abb Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126383

Microorganism nucleic acid purification from host samples

The present disclosure provides systems, devices, and methods for purifying microorganism nucleic acid from a host sample, such as a whole blood sample from a human. In certain embodiments, devices and systems with multiple filters are employed and provide for the selective removal of blood cells and host nucleic acids from a sample in order to enrich for microorganism nucleic acid.. ... Abb Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126381

Devices and methods for sample analysis

Integrated devices that include a sample preparation component integrated with a detection component are disclosed. The sample preparation component may be a digital microfluidics module or a surface acoustic wave module which modules are used for combing a sample droplet with a reagent droplet and for performing additional sample preparation step leading to a droplet that contains beads/particles/labels that indicate presence or absence of an analyte of interest in the sample. ... Abb Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126000

Glucocorticoid receptor agonist and immunoconjugates thereof

Provided herein are glucocorticoid receptor agonist immunoconjugates, glucocorticoid receptor agonists, and methods of using the same, e.g., to treat autoimmune or inflammatory diseases.. . ... Abb Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125999

Anti-egfr antibodies and antibody drug conjugates

The invention relates to anti-epidermal growth factor (egfr) antibodies and antibody drug conjugates (adcs), including compositions and methods of using said antibodies and adcs.. . ... Abb Inc

05/03/18 / #20180123444

Method and device for damping voltage harmonics in a multilevel power converter

A method for reducing lower order harmonics of a multi-level power converter includes at least one phase leg including a plurality of chain-link connected cells each including a capacitor. The method includes, for each phase leg of the converter: obtaining a present reference voltage for use during a present half switching duration; dividing the half switching duration into a plurality of time samples; and at the beginning of each time sample: predicting the reference voltage waveform for the remainder of the half switching duration based on the obtained present reference voltage; predicting the leg output voltage waveform for the remainder of the present half switching duration for the case that no cell is inserted or bypassed in the leg during the time sample, and for the case that one cell is inserted or bypassed in the leg during the time sample; predicting the flux error at the end of the present half switching duration for each of the cases, based on the obtained present reference voltage, the predicted reference voltage waveform and the predicted leg output voltage waveforms; and determining whether to insert or bypass the cell, during the time sample, based on the predicted flux errors.. ... Abb Inc

05/03/18 / #20180122768

Spring element for a power semiconductor module

The present invention relates to a spring element for a power semiconductor module, wherein the spring element includes a first part made from a first material and a second part made from a second material, the first material being different from the second material, wherein the first part comprises both a first contact portion having a first contact and a second contact portion having a second contact, wherein the first part comprises an electrically conductive path formed from the first contact portion to the second contact portion, and wherein the second part is adapted for exerting a spring force (fs) onto the first contact portion and the second contact portion for pressing the first contact to a first contact area of a power semiconductor module and the second contact to a second contact area of a power semiconductor module. Such a spring element may form a press contact in a power semiconductor module and may be less bulky compared to solutions in the prior art and may be formed cost-sparingly.. ... Abb Inc

05/03/18 / #20180122602

Liner arrangement and a circuit breaker with a liner arrangement and method for protecting an insulator body

It is proposed a liner arrangement for fitting a tubular insulator body in a circuit breaker. The liner arrangement includes a planar, electric-arc resistant and heat resistant liner layer comprising a first edge portion and a second edge portion that is located opposite the first edge portion, wherein the first edge portion has a first contour extending in a direction transversally to a plane defined by the planar liner layer. ... Abb Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121393

Text output commands sequencing for pdf documents

A document is received with a plurality of text output commands in a text layer, where each text output command is to render one or more glyphs on a display device. A set of text output commands are identified in the text layer for a page of a plurality of pages of the document. ... Abb Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117768

Determining a calibration position of a robot joint

An arrangement for determining the calibration position of a robot joint where the joint has a moveable joint element and a stationary joint element, where one of the joint elements has a holding structure and the other a force providing protrusion, a robot controller, a motor connected between the robot controller and the moveable joint element and a force receiving element adapted to form a kinematic coupling with the holding structure and the force providing protrusion, where the kinematic coupling has at least two areas of contact between the structure and the force receiving element and one area of contact between the force providing protrusion and the force receiving element, the force receiving element being fastenable to the holding structure for stretching out across a gap between the two robot joint elements for receiving a force from the force providing protrusion.. . ... Abb Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117701

Method and apparatus of identifying welding seams of a welding object

A method and an apparatus of identifying welding seams of a welding object. The method includes identifying intersection lines between geometrical bodies of the welding object in a three-dimensional model for the welding object, based on geometry of the geometrical bodies to form a collection of welding seams for the welding object. ... Abb Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117625

Method for forming a coating on a stent

A method for forming a coating on a stent involves spraying or drying a coating on the stent while the stent is supported on a mandrel assembly, during which part of the stent is made to go out of contact with the mandrel assembly.. . ... Abb Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117256

Syringe finger grip

A finger grip for receiving and retaining a syringe body of an injection syringe. The finger grip is easily pressed directly onto the syringe and employs a centering feature and a pair of one way, flexible latches that allow easy attachment to a syringe body yet ensures retention during normal and abnormal use. ... Abb Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116830

Methods for crimping a polymeric stent scaffold onto a delivery balloon

A medical device includes a polymer stent scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. A process for forming the medical device includes placing the scaffold on a support supported by an alignment carriage, and deionizing the scaffold to remove any static charge buildup on the scaffold before placing the scaffold within a crimper to reduce the scaffold's diameter. ... Abb Inc

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04/19/18 / #20180110108

Control system with error detection

A control system for controlling a process. The control system includes primary and secondary module buses over which information may be transmitted between a controller and a plurality of i/o modules. ... Abb Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109201

Active neutral point clamped converter control system and method

Unique systems, methods, techniques and apparatuses of an active neutral point clamped converter (anpc converter). One exemplary embodiment is a power conversion system comprising a grid-side converter, a dc link, a multi-phase anpc converter coupled to an electric machine, and an electronic control system. ... Abb Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109109

Change of current return path in a bipole power transmission system

An arrangement for changing current return path in a bipole direct current power transmission system includes a converter station having an active and a passive converter connected in series between an active and a passive pole line via a first neutral bus, a metallic return transfer switch in an electrode line, a ground return transfer switch in a current redirecting path between the passive pole line and the neutral bus and a control unit which in case of change to the passive pole line for providing a return current path is configured to, upon control of power related to the active converter from steady-state to zero, close the ground return transfer switch and thereafter open the metallic return transfer switch, whereupon power related to the active converter may be controlled back to steady state.. . ... Abb Inc

04/19/18 / #20180108789

Method for manufacturing an edge termination for a silicon carbide power semiconductor device

A method for manufacturing an edge termination structure for a silicon carbide power semiconductor device having a central region and an edge region is provided. The following manufacturing steps are performed: a) providing an n-doped silicon carbide substrate, b) epitaxially growing a silicon carbide n-doped drift layer on the substrate, which has a lower doping concentration than the substrate, c) creating at least one p-doped termination layer by implanting a second ion up to a maximum termination layer depth and annealing on the first main side, d) forming a doping reduction layer having a depth range, which doping reduction layer comprises at least one doping reduction region, wherein a depth of a doping concentration minimum of the doping reduction layer is greater than the maximum termination layer depth, wherein for the creation of each doping reduction region: implanting a first ion with an implantation energy in the drift layer at least in the edge region, wherein the first ion and the at least one implantation energy are chosen such that the doping reduction layer depth range is less than 10 μm, e) annealing the doping reduction layer, wherein step d) and e) are performed such that the doping concentration of the drift layer is reduced in the doping reduction layer.. ... Abb Inc

04/19/18 / #20180108504

Medium voltage circuit breaker in subsea environment

In an embodiment, the present invention provides a medium voltage circuit breaker in high pressure subsea environment, including: a vacuum circuit breaker; and a drive in a pressure tight housing. For an electrical three-phase arrangement, one vacuum circuit breaker per phase is in arranged in a separate pole housing each, and the resulting three pole housings are mounted to a common base compartment, in which all the three drives for the three vacuum circuit breaker are arranged. ... Abb Inc

04/19/18 / #20180106856

Method and device for testing a galvanic connection of a high-voltage condenser bushing assembly

A method for testing the quality of a galvanic connection between a first terminal and a conductive layer of a high-voltage condenser bushing assembly is provided. The method includes providing a capacitive test circuit. ... Abb Inc

04/19/18 / #20180106849

Method and apparatus for detecting fault in a mixed configuration power transmission line

A method and an apparatus for fault detection in a mixed configuration power transmission line including a plurality of sections arranged between one end of the transmission line and the other end of the transmission line and including at least one overhead line section and at least one cable section are disclosed. Based on a comparison travelling wave voltage or current time derivatives at the one end and the other end of the power transmission line with selected threshold values, it is determined if there is a fault occurring in at least one cable section of the power transmission line. ... Abb Inc

04/19/18 / #20180106818

Methods of assessing gfap status in patient samples

Disclosed herein are improved methods of assessing glial fibrillary acidic protein (gfap) status in a subject (such as for examples, as a measure of traumatic brain injury or for other clinical reasons).. . ... Abb Inc

04/19/18 / #20180106800

Methods of assessing uch-l1 status in patient samples

Disclosed herein are improved methods of assessing ubiquitin carboxy-terminal hydrolase l1 (uch-l1) status in a subject (such as for example, as a measure of traumatic brain injury or for other clinical reasons). Also disclosed herein are methods of assessing a subject's glial fibrillary acid protein (gfap) and uch-l1 status in subject (such as, for example as a measure of traumatic brain injury or for other clinical reasons).. ... Abb Inc

04/19/18 / #20180106761

Burner nozzle

In an embodiment, the present invention provides a burner nozzle for a flame ionization detector, the nozzle including: an output-side outlet for ejecting a gas mixture to be ignited into a combustion chamber; an input-side inlet for feeding a combustible gas and a gaseous analyte through a transport channel to the outlet; and a cut-out, provided in the burner nozzle, through which cut-out combustion air can pass from the combustion chamber into the gas mixture flowing out of the outlet.. . ... Abb Inc

04/19/18 / #20180105510

Salt and crystalline forms thereof of a drug

A crystalline form of a drug, ways to make it, compositions containing it and methods of treatment of diseases and inhibition of adverse physiological events using it are disclosed.. . ... Abb Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104817

Method for controlling an industrial robot by touch

A robot and method for controlling an industrial robot, which has a first robot arm, a second robot arm, a joint defining a kinematic pair between the first and second robot arms, an actuator for generating relative movement between the first and second robot arms, and a robot controller for controlling the movements of the actuator. The method includes the steps of: determining a presence of a first torque indication at the actuator to be interpreted as a first command to the robot controller; repeatedly obtaining an external torque value (τext) to obtain an external torque behaviour; comparing the external torque behaviour with the first torque indication; and executing a robot function corresponding to the first command upon detecting that the external torque behaviour corresponds to the first torque indication. ... Abb Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104694

Devices and methods for sample analysis

Integrated devices that include a sample preparation component integrated with a detection component are disclosed. The sample preparation component may be a digital microfluidics module or a surface acoustic wave module which modules are used for combing a sample droplet with a reagent droplet and for performing additional sample preparation step leading to a droplet that contains beads/particles/labels that indicate presence or absence of an analyte of interest in the sample. ... Abb Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104267

Nutritional formulations including human milk oligosaccharides and antioxidants and uses thereof

Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides in combination with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or carotenoids that can be administered to preterm infants, term infants, toddlers, and children for reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. . ... Abb Inc

04/19/18 / #20180103878

Analyte sensors and methods of use

An analyte sensor system including a substrate, a first electrode disposed on a first surface of the substrate, a second electrode disposed on a second surface of the substrate, a third electrode provided in electrical contact with at least one of the first or second electrodes, where at least a portion of the first electrode and the second electrode are subcutaneously positioned in a patient, and where the third electrode is substantially entirely positioned external to the patient, and corresponding methods are provided.. . ... Abb Inc

04/12/18 / #the present invention relates to compounds which are inhibitors of phosphodiesterase type 10a and to their use for the manufacture of a medicament and which thus are suitable for treating or controlling of medical disorders selected from neurological disorders and psychiatric disorders, for ameliorating the symptoms associated with such disorders and for reducing the risk of such disorders.

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04/12/18 / #20180102638

Fault current enhancement for energy resources with power electronic interface

The present invention is concerned with a fault current enhancement for triggering a protection device, such as a fuse or circuit breaker or protection relay used in protecting a distribution line of a power distribution network in an efficient and economical way. An induction machine (im) is operated in parallel with an energy source connected to the distribution line via a power electronics (pe) interface, to provide a fault current characteristic of the composite pe interface and im similar to that of a synchronous generator. ... Abb Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102205

Electrical bushing

An electrical bushing including an electrically insulating shell having a central longitudinal through hole and a first longitudinal end configured to be at a top of the bushing and a second longitudinal end configured to be at a bottom of the bushing. The bushing is configured for accommodating an electrical conductor positioned through the central longitudinal through hole of the shell. ... Abb Inc

04/12/18 / #20180100777

Device for measuring the pressure of a fluid flowing through a pipeline

In an embodiment, the present invention provides a device for measuring the pressure p of a fluid flowing through a pipeline, including: at least one primary sensor arranged on an outer periphery of the pipeline for measuring a primary physical measured variable which is dependent on the pressure p, the absolute value of the pressure p being obtainable by offsetting said primary physical measured variable against at least one calibration datum, the at least one calibration datum relating to the geometry and/or to at least one material property of the pipeline; and a calibration datum determining unit and an evaluation unit for determining the pressure p from the primary physical measured variable in conjunction with the calibration datum. The calibration datum determining unit includes a measuring pipe which can be fluidically connected to the pipeline, which differs from the rest of the pipeline in material and/or in cross-sectional geometry.. ... Abb Inc

04/12/18 / #20180099094

Automatic injection device

Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for facilitating injection of a medicament using an automatic injection device. The automatic injection device includes a housing defining a confined inner space and having a length extending from a proximal end to a distal end along a longitudinal axis. ... Abb Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098721

Method and system for dynamically updating calibration parameters for an analyte sensor

Methods and apparatuses for determining an analyte value are disclosed.. . ... Abb Inc

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04/05/18 / #20180098212

Device network status information

To provide status information on devices in a device network, the devices are configured to broadcast status information, both own and received, and store in addition to own status information also received status information of other devices.. . ... Abb Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097450

Hybrid high voltage direct current converter station and operation method therefor

An objective of the invention to provide a hybrid converter station for hvdc system and the method operating the same. The hybrid rectifier station for high voltage direct current system includes: at least one ac bus; at least one line commutated converter configured to convert a portion of ac power supplied from the at least one ac bus to dc power transmitted on hvdc transmission line of the high voltage direct current system thereby generating reactive power demand; and at least one voltage source converter; wherein: the at least one line commutated converter and the at least one voltage source converter are coupled in parallel to the hvdc transmission line; and the at least one voltage source converter is configured to compensate the reactive power demand via the parallel coupling while converting another portion of the ac power supplied from the at least one ac bus to dc power transmitted on the hvdc transmission line. ... Abb Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097367

Photovoltaic apparatus

Photovoltaic apparatus comprising an auxiliary power supply arrangement which is adapted to feed an electric load of the photovoltaic apparatus itself and comprises: first electronic means connected with a dc power source and comprising a first electronic unit adapted to receive a first feeding voltage and provide a first output voltage of dc type; second electronic means connected with an ac power source and comprising a second electronic unit adapted to receive a second feeding voltage and provide a second output voltage of dc type; and third electronic means connected with the first and second electronic means and adapted to reversibly switch among different operation states based on the status of the electric power sources.. . ... Abb Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097353

Differential fault detection system

Unique systems, methods, techniques and apparatuses of a fault detection system are disclosed herein. One exemplary embodiment is a fault detection system comprising a protected device including a dc bus structured to receive ac power and provide ac power; a dc bus sensor structured to measure an electrical characteristic of the dc bus; at least one input sensor structured to measure an electrical characteristic of the ac power received by the protected device; at least one output sensor structured to measure the electrical characteristic of the ac power provided by the protected device; and a monitoring device configured to receive measurements from the dc bus sensor, at least one input sensor, at least one output sensor and determine the existence of a fault condition which originates within the protected device using the measurements of the dc bus sensor, at least one input sensor, and at least one output sensor.. ... Abb Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096808

Permanent short-circuit device

A permanent short-circuit device includes an enclosure with a first and second fixed electrically conducting body, each connected to a respective conductor leaving the enclosure, the first and second bodies body each having a first and a second surface on opposite sides of the respective body, where the first surface of the first body faces the first surface of the second body and is separated therefrom by a gap with width d and the second surface of the first body is provided with explosives connected to a detonator for deforming the first body towards the first surface of the second body such that the first surface of the first body crosses the gap and galvanically connects to the first surface of the second body.. . ... Abb Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095067

Devices and methods for sample analysis

Integrated microfluidic and analyte detection devices are disclosed, along with methods of detecting target analytes. Digital microfluidic and analyte detection devices include a first substrate and a second substrate aligned generally parallel to each other to define a gap therebetween, the first substrate including a plurality of electrodes to generate electrical actuation forces on a liquid droplet disposed in the gap; at least one reagent disposed on at least one of the first substrate or the second substrate and configured to be carried by the liquid droplet; and an analyte detection device in fluid communication with the gap, wherein the plurality of electrodes are configured to move the liquid droplet towards the analyte detection device.. ... Abb Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095041

Optical sensing system for determining hydrogen partial pressure

An optical sensing system for sensing hydrogen in a fluid comprising a first optical sensor comprising a first optical fiber, wherein an end portion of the first optical fiber is coated with a first hydrogen-sensitive multilayer on an end surface perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the first optical fiber, the first multilayer being adapted to change its optical properties dependent on a hydrogen partial pressure in the fluid and dependent on a temperature of the fluid, with a known first characteristic; a second optical sensor comprising a second optical fiber, wherein an end portion of the second optical fiber is coated with a second hydrogen-sensitive multilayer on an end surface perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the second optical fiber, the second multilayer being adapted to change its optical properties dependent on the hydrogen partial pressure in the fluid and dependent on a temperature of the fluid, with a known second characteristic which is different from the first characteristic; at least one light source adapted for coupling light into the first optical fiber and the second optical fiber, at least one light detector adapted for detecting light reflected by the first and second multilayer, a control unit adapted for calculating the hydrogen partial pressure in the fluid by using the first characteristic and the second characteristic and an output signal of the at least one light detector.. . ... Abb Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095031

Measurement of hydrocarbon fuel gas composition and properties from tunable diode laser absorption spectrometry

A tunable diode laser absorption spectrometer and a method of processing absorption spectra is used to measure concentrations of selected fuel gas components and calculate several fuel gas parameters, including heating value, relative density, compressibility, theoretical hydrocarbon liquid content and wobbe index. In the described incarnation, a tunable laser diode directs near-infrared light into an optical cavity through a sample of fuel gas. ... Abb Inc

04/05/18 / #20180094290

Cationic polymer based wired enzyme formulations for use in analyte sensors

Embodiments of the invention include analyte-responsive compositions and electrochemical analyte sensors having a sensing layer that includes an analyte-responsive enzyme and a cationic polymer. Also provided are systems and methods of making the sensors and using the electrochemical analyte sensors in analyte monitoring.. ... Abb Inc

04/05/18 / #20180094254

Enrichment of small nucleic acids

Provided herein is technology related to processing samples of nucleic acids and particularly, but not exclusively, to methods for enriching samples for small nucleic acids, such as small circulating cell-free dna.. . ... Abb Inc

04/05/18 / #20180094075

Anti-ptk7 antibody-drug conjugates

The present invention provides anti-ptk7 antibody-drug conjugates and methods for preparing and using the same.. . ... Abb Inc

04/05/18 / #20180094049

Amyloid-beta binding proteins

The present invention relates to amyloid-beta (aβ) binding proteins. Antibodies of the invention have high affinity to aβ(20-42) globulomer or any aβ form that comprises the globulomer epitope. ... Abb Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093020

Absorbable coating for implantable device

The present invention provides an absorbable coating for an implantable device and the methods of making and using the same.. . ... Abb Inc

04/05/18 / #20180092774

System, apparatus and method for predicting anterior chamber intraocular pressure

A system and method for providing the intraocular pressure (iop) in the anterior chamber of an eye during ocular surgery is provided. Determination of iop may be performed using an algorithm that is a function of the static (inflow) pressure and/or dynamic (outflow) pressure. ... Abb Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092235

Rail-mounted control system with improved mounting

A control system includes a module assembly with a base. The base can be configured for engagement with at least one module having electronic circuitry disposed therein or other electronic device. ... Abb Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091931

A communication network, a power converter cabinet, and a method therefore

A communication network and a power converter cabinet including a control unit, a power switch, a sensor and wherein the first communication point is connected to the control unit inside the power converter cabinet, and the second communication point is connected to the power switch, and a sensor inside the power converter cabinet. The communication network includes: a first antenna configured to wirelessly transmit/receive in the mm-wave frequency band, and a second antenna configured to receive/transmit wirelessly in the mm-wave frequency band, wherein the first and second communication points are configured to set up a communication link with multiple propagation paths, to send data between different active devices inside the power converter cabinet. ... Abb Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091038

Voltage source converter with improved operation

A voltage source converter has director valve phase legs in parallel with waveshaper phase legs between two dc terminals. The director valve and waveshaper phase legs include upper and lower phase arms alternately operated to form waveshapes on ac terminals of the converter, thereby allowing a number of waveshaper phase arms to be available for use for other purposes. ... Abb Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090572

Thyristor with improved plasma spreading

There is provided a thyristor having emitter shorts, wherein in an orthogonal projection onto a plane parallel to a first main side, a contact area covered by an electrical contact of a first electrode layer with a first emitter layer and the emitter shorts includes areas in the shape of lanes, in which an area coverage of the emitter shorts is less than the area coverage of emitter shorts in the remaining area of the contact area, wherein the area coverage of the emitter shorts in a specific area is the area covered by the emitter shorts in that specific area relative to the specific area. The thyristor of the invention exhibits a fast turn-on process even without complicated amplifying gale structure.. ... Abb Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090441

Power semiconductor module

The present invention relates to a power semiconductor module, comprising at least two power semiconductor devices, wherein the at least two power semiconductor devices comprise at least one power semiconductor transistor and at least one power semiconductor diode, wherein at least a first substrate is provided for carrying the power semiconductor transistor in a first plane, the first plane lying parallel to the plane of the substrate, wherein the power semiconductor diode is provided in a second plane, wherein the first plane is positioned between the substrate and the second plane in a direction normal to the first plane and wherein the first plane is spaced apart from the second plane in a direction normal to the first plane. The first plane is spaced apart from the second plane in a direction normal to the first plane, whereby the first substrate is based on a direct bonded copper substrate and the first substrate is a direct-bonded copper substrate for carrying the transistor, on which first substrate a layer of a printed circuit board is provided for carrying the diode. ... Abb Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090401

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device comprises two electrodes with opposite faces; a semiconductor wafer sandwiched between the two electrodes; an outer insulating ring attached to the two electrodes and surrounding the semiconductor wafer; a middle insulating ring inside the outer insulating ring and surrounding the semiconductor wafer, whereby the middle insulating ring is made of a plastics material; and an inner insulating ring inside the middle insulating ring, whereby the inner insulating ring is made of ceramics and/or glass material. Either the middle insulating ring or the inner insulating ring has a tongue and the other thereof has a groove such that the tongue fits into the groove for their rotational alignment. ... Abb Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089965

Distribution of audible notifications in a control room

A technology for delivering an audible notification from a process control system in a control room environment, where the delivery is made by one or more first speakers having a first coverage for audible notifications and one or more second speakers having a second coverage for audible notifications. A determination if the location of an operator is covered by the first coverage is made. ... Abb Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089533

Automated methods and systems for locating document subimages in images to facilitate extraction of information from the located document subimages

The present document is directed to methods and subsystems that identify and characterize document-containing subimages in a document-containing image. In one implementation, each type of document is modeled as a set of features that are extracted from a set of images known to contain the document. ... Abb Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089157

Text editing in an image of a document

Provided are methods and computer systems for text editing in an electronic document.. . ... Abb Inc

03/29/18 / #20180087489

Method for windmill farm monitoring

A method for monitoring turbines of a windmill farm includes: providing a global nominal dataset containing frame data of the turbines of the windmill farm and continuous reference monitoring data of the turbines for a first period in a fault free state, the reference monitoring data including at least two same monitoring variables for each turbine; building a nominal global model based on the global nominal dataset which describes the relationship in between the windmill turbines and clustering the turbines according thereto; assigning the data of the global nominal dataset to respective nominal local datasets according to the clustering; and building a nominal local model for the turbines of each cluster based on the respective assigned nominal local datasets, the nominal local model being built such that a nonconformity index is provideable which indicates a degree of nonconformity between data projected on the local model and the model itself.. . ... Abb Inc

03/29/18 / #20180087049

Maximizing dna yield of blood specimens collected in rapid clot tubes

The invention provides methods for isolating dna from a blood sample collected into tubes containing a rapid clot activator, which involves the use of a lysis buffer comprising an alcohol.. . ... Abb Inc

03/29/18 / #20180086737

Indazolones as modulators of tnf signaling

The disclosure provides indazolone compounds, pharmaceutically acceptable salts, pro-drugs, biologically active metabolites, stereoisomers and isomers thereof wherein the variables are defined herein. The compounds of the disclosure may be useful for treating immunological and oncological conditions.. ... Abb Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085815

Method for loading blanks to a press and system

A method for loading blanks from a stack of blanks to a head press of a stamping press line is provided. The method may include: providing a loading robot; providing one or more separating robots configured to separate one blank at the top of a stack of blanks from the underlying blanks; providing a stack of blanks and applying separating robots to at least one side of the stack; recognizing the position of the stack of blanks using the position of the separating robots; picking up the blank located at the top of the stack of blanks with the loading robot, using the recognized position of the stack; loading the blank to the head press of the stamping press line using the loading robot. ... Abb Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085343

Infant nutritional product with rrr alpha-tocopherol

This invention relates to a method of improving cns maturation in an infant by administering a mixture of natural tocopherols, wherein the composition contains an optimum tocopherol profile similar to that found in human breast milk, and can encompass a tocopherol profile from early stage to transitional to mature human breast milk. For ease of administration and maximized efficacy, the optimized mixture of natural tocopherols are typically delivered in an oral dosage form with a limited level of non-rrr alpha-tocopherols to maximize efficacy of the rrr alpha-tocopherol on stimulating post-natal cns development.. ... Abb Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085330

Dose adjustment

This application features dose adjustment for drugs co-administered with glecaprevir and pibrentasvir.. . ... Abb Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085037

Method and system for providing calibration of an analyte sensor in an analyte monitoring system

Method and apparatus for providing calibration of analyte sensor including applying a control signal, detecting a measured response to the control signal, determining a variance in the detected measured response, and estimating a sensor sensitivity based on the variance in the detected measured response is provided. . ... Abb Inc

03/22/18 / #the method comprises the following steps:

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03/22/18 / #20180082807

Electric switch

An electric switch comprising a mechanism module and a contact module, the contact module comprising a base element, a cover element, fixed contacts and a rotary roll for receiving moving contacts, the mechanism module comprising a base element, a cover element, a front pipeshaft for controlling the switch from front, an inner pipeshaft for controlling the switch from side end, the pipeshafts being engaged to each other by teeth to form a gear for transferring a moment from the front pipeshaft to the inner pipeshaft, a lever for transferring a moment to the roll, the lever arranged to receive the inner pipeshaft, the inner pipeshaft and the lever being rotatable engaged with each other, and main springs for giving a rotational moment for the lever and being connected of first ends to the base element and the mains springs being connected to the lever of their second ends.. . ... Abb Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082154

Verification of optical character recognition results

A method of verifying optical character recognition (ocr) results may involve: performing ocr on one or more initial images of a document and displaying initial ocr results of the document to a user; receiving a feedback from the user regarding an error location in the initial ocr results, the error location being a location of a misspelled character sequence; receiving an additional image of the document, which corresponds to the error location, and performing ocr of the additional image to produce additional ocr results; identifying a cluster of character sequences, which correspond to the error location, using the initial ocr results and the additional ocr results; identifying an order of character sequences in the cluster of character sequences based on their respective probability values; and displaying to the user modified optical character recognition results, which contain in the error location a corrected character sequence, but otherwise are identical to the initial optical character recognition results, wherein the corrected character sequence is a character sequence, which has the highest probability value among the character sequences of the cluster, while being different from the misspelled character sequence.. . ... Abb Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081861

Smart document building using natural language processing

A smart document generator receives a natural language text that comprises a plurality of text regions, performs natural language processing analysis of the natural language text to determine one or more semantic relationships within the plurality of text regions, generates a search query based on the results of the natural language processing to search for additional content related to at least one text region of the plurality of text regions, and transmits the search query to available information resources. Upon receiving additional content items that each relate to a respective text region in response to the search query, a combined document is generated that includes a plurality of portions, each of the plurality of portions comprising one of the plurality of text regions, and at least one of the plurality of portions further comprising one or more of the plurality of additional content items that relate to a respective text region.. ... Abb Inc

03/22/18 / #20180080958

Assembly of gas-tight compartment and optical voltage sensor

The invention relates to an assembly of a gas-tight compartment and an optical voltage sensor that further comprises a module. The module comprises an electro-optic crystal and electrodes, wherein the electro-optic crystal is the only element of the module to mechanically connect the two electrodes and to bridge the potentials of the two electrodes. ... Abb Inc

03/22/18 / #20180079808

Methods and compositions for treating asthma using anti-il-13 antibodies

The invention provides methods and compositions for treating asthma, e.g., mild or moderate asthma, in a subject using an anti-il-13 antibody, or antigen-binding portion thereof.. . ... Abb Inc

03/22/18 / #20180079762

Carbidopa and l-dopa prodrugs and methods of use

The present disclosure relates to (a) carbidopa prodrugs, (b) pharmaceutical combinations and compositions comprising a carbidopa prodrug and/or an l-dopa prodrug, and (c) methods of treating parkinson's disease and associated conditions comprising administering a carbidopa prodrug and an l-dopa prodrug to a subject with parkinson's disease.. . ... Abb Inc

03/22/18 / #20180079566

Sealed container

A sealed container for packaging of granular or powdered product including a rigid container body defining an interior space and an upper portion, the upper portion having a sealing lip that defines an opening to the interior space, and a flexible, polymer sealing membrane removably attached to the sealing lip to cover the opening, the sealing membrane including a plurality of laser generated micro-perforations formed through the sealing membrane, the size of each of the plurality of laser generated micro-perforations being less than 3.937 mils.. . ... Abb Inc

03/22/18 / #20180079079

Mobile robot with collision anticipation

The invention relates to a mobile robot having running gear and at least one robot arm mounted on the running gear, a sensor system for sensing obstacles in the surroundings of the robot and a navigation unit for laying down a route along which the running gear can be moved while avoiding the obstacles, and a control unit for the robot arm which is adapted to lay down a permissible position for the robot arm by reference to the obstacles sensed and the route.. . ... Abb Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078944

Method for determining a lifting angle and method for positioning a grinding mill

The purpose of the invention to provide a method for determining a lifting angle of a charge inside a grinding mill at a specific point in time and a method for positioning a grinding mill which is more accurate. Method for determining a lifting angle of a charge inside a mill body of a grinding mill being rotatable through a drive train, the method comprises the following steps of rotating the mill body; determining a reference lifting angle and a corresponding reference driving torque of the drive train at a reference point in time; calculating a fill factor for the reference point in time based on the reference lifting angle and the reference driving torque; determining a driving torque of the drive train; and calculating the lifting angle based on the driving torque and the fill factor.. ... Abb Inc

03/22/18 / #20180077952

Infant formulas containing docosahexaenoic acid and lutein

Disclosed are infant formulas and corresponding methods of using them to promote retinal health and vision development in infants. The formulas, which are free of egg phospholipids and comprise fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins, and minerals, including docosahexaenoic acid and, on a ready-to-feed basis, at least about 50 mcg/liter of lutein, wherein the weight ratio of lutein (mcg) to docosahexaenoic acid (mg) is from about 1:2 to about 10:1. ... Abb Inc

03/15/18 / #this disclosure concerns a method for preventing an electrical grid from a failure in case of a temporary overvoltage. the method comprising the following steps:

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03/15/18 / #compounds having a structure of formula (ix):

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03/15/18 / #20180075990

Circuit breaker system with heating radiator and particle trap

A circuit breaker system has an sf6 tank having a wall, and an sf6 heating system. The sf6 heating system includes a heater disposed externally of the tank, and a radiator disposed on the wall inside the sf6 tank. ... Abb Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075963

Traction transformer

A transformer is provided, which comprises an enclosure (10) with a first and second cover (12, 14) arranged at opposite ends of the enclosure (10), the enclosure having an enclosed volume (11) filled with isolation material (20) and comprising at least one channel (25, 26) which extends through the enclosure (10) from the first cover (12) to the second cover (14). The interior of each channel (25, 26) is separated from the enclosed volume (11), and the core (30) is provided outside of the enclosed volume (11) and comprises a leg (32, 34) and a yoke (40, 42). ... Abb Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075953

Disconnector device for a surge arrester and a protection assembly comprising a surge arrester connected to such a disconnector device

This disclosure concerns a disconnector device for a surge arrester. The disconnector device comprises a housing encompassing a cavity and a disconnector unit provided inside the cavity. ... Abb Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075782

Methods and devices for determining sensing device usability

Methods and devices for determining device usability, e.g., for point of care assay devices. In one embodiment, the invention is to a method of determining device usability in a sensing device, including the steps of: providing a device comprising a first electrical pad; a second electrical pad; and a first polymer layer contacting at least a portion of the first and the second electrical pads and a second polymer layer contacting the first polymer layer and not the first and second electrical pads; applying a potential across the first and the second electrical pads; measuring an electrical property associated with the first and the second polymer layers; and determining whether the measured electrical property associated with the first and the second polymer layers has exceeded a threshold level associated with the device usability.. ... Abb Inc

03/15/18 / #20180073486

Wind farm inertial response

The present invention is concerned with an operation of a wind farm with a plurality of wind turbines in view of a dynamic frequency response. According to the invention, dynamic frequency support and power production for all wind turbines in a wind farm are handled concurrently in a single optimization step and taking into account wake effects within the wind farm as well as optional wind forecast information. ... Abb Inc

03/15/18 / #20180073196

Determination of cd and/or md variations from scanning measurements of a sheet of material

Cd variations and/or md variations in scan measurements are determined from spectral components of power spectra of scan measurements taken using two or more scanning speeds. Dominant spectral components having the same spatial frequencies identify cd variations and dominant spectral components having the same temporal frequencies identify md variations. ... Abb Inc

03/15/18 / #20180072810

Anti-pd-1 antibodies and their uses

The present disclosure provides novel anti-pd-1 antibodies, compositions including the new antibodies, nucleic acids encoding the antibodies, and methods of making and using the same.. . ... Abb Inc

03/15/18 / #20180072549

Lifting vehicle incorporating a load monitor

A lifting vehicle has a lifting device movably mounted on a mast. Raising and lowering of the lifting device is controlled by a lift cylinder. ... Abb Inc

03/15/18 / #20180072395

A vessel and a method in a vessel with a hull and a propulsion unit

A vessel and a method in a vessel with a hull and a propulsion unit. The propulsion unit comprises a hollow strut rotatably attached to the hull of the vessel, a propeller shaft having an axial centre line and being positioned and supported in the lower portion of the strut with bearings, a propeller being attached to at least one end of the propeller shaft protruding from the lower portion of the strut, and an electric motor driving the propeller shaft. ... Abb Inc

03/15/18 / #20180071912

Rotary supplemental axis for robot

A robotic system and method that includes a robot having one or more axes of movement and which can be coupled to a supplemental axis unit that is structured to rotatably displace the robot about a supplemental axis. The robot can be coupled to a rotatable wheel portion of a table unit of the supplemental axis unit. ... Abb Inc

03/15/18 / #20180071808

A stacking line system, and a method for stacking blanks which are outputted from a blanking shear or press

Included are a transfer unit for receiving blanks outputted from the blanking shear or press; at least one stacking support for stacking blanks thereon; one or more stacking robots to pick blanks from the transfer unit and place them on the stacking support, and at least one handling robot configured to position one or more centering pins for assisting the placement of the blanks on the stacking support.. . ... Abb Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069429

Bi-directional battery converter and balancer for an electric energy storage of a power supply system

A power supply system for supplying a load with electric energy from an electrical network can include at least one power supply module. The power supply module can include a dc link to be supplied from the electrical network; and an inverter connected to the dc link and configured to convert a dc voltage from the dc link into an ac voltage to be supplied to the load. ... Abb Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069404

Power converter

A method is provided for connecting a main converter, e.g. For use in a power plant for regenerative energy having a generator, to a power grid. ... Abb Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069391

Travelling wave protection of a transmission line

A mechanism for travelling wave protection of a transmission line and a method for acquiring information of both voltage and current polarities from two ends of a transmission line. The method includes comparing the voltage and current polarities of both ends of the transmission line to each other. ... Abb Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069382

Modular electrical devices and methods for assembling and mounting the same

An electrical distribution apparatus has a bus bar assembly, a protective shroud, and electrical devices mounted therein. The electrical devices have a main housing, a line side housing for line side connectors and jaws, a securement portion for mounting the electrical device in a back pan of the electrical distribution apparatus. ... Abb Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068758

Inorganic electrical insulation material

An electrically insulating inorganic sheet including at least 90% by weight inorganic particles, and a binder which binds the particles together to form the sheet, for use as solid insulation in an electrical device, e.g. A power transformer.. ... Abb Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067147

Interferometric voltage sensor with error compensation

In order to measure a voltage, an electro-optic element is placed in an electrical field generated by the voltage, and light is passed from a light source through a faraday rotator and the electro-optic element onto a reflector and from there back through the electro-optic element and the faraday rotator, thereby generating a voltage-dependent phase shift between two polarizations of the light. The interference contrast as well as a principal value of the total phase shift between said polarizations are measured and converted to a complex value having an absolute value equal to the contrast and a phase equal to the principal value. ... Abb Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067120

Identification and enrichment of cell subpopulations

Markers useful for the identification, characterization and, optionally, the enrichment or isolation of tumorigenic cells or cell subpopulations are disclosed.. . ... Abb Inc

03/08/18 / #20180066932

Closed-loop interferometric sensor using loop gain for determining interference contrast

In order to measure the contrast of interference in an interference-based, closed-loop, phase-modulating optical sensor device, the gain of the feedback loop in a feedback controller (12) is evaluated. This gain is found to be a measure for the contrast. ... Abb Inc

03/08/18 / #20180066044

Monoclonal antibodies against amyloid beta protein and uses thereof

The subject invention relates to monoclonal antibodies (e.g., 8f5 and 8c5) that may be used, for example, in the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of alzheimer's disease or other neurodegenerative disorders.. . ... Abb Inc

03/08/18 / #20180065961

Salts and crystalline forms of an apoptosis-inducing agent

Salts and crystalline forms of 4-(4-{[2-(4-chlorophenyl)-4,4-dimethylcyclohex-1-en-1-yl]methyl}piperazin-1-yl)-n-({3-nitro-4-[(tetrahydro-2h-pyran-4-ylmethyl)amino]phenyl}-sulfonyl)-2-(1h-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-5-yloxy)benzamide are suitable active pharmaceutical ingredients for pharmaceutical compositions useful in treatment of a disease characterized by overexpression of one or more anti-apoptotic bcl-2 family proteins, for example cancer.. . ... Abb Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064398

Method and system for providing analyte monitoring

Methods and apparatuses for determining an analyte value are disclosed.. . ... Abb Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064380

Displays for a medical device

Embodiments described herein relate to an analyte monitoring device having a user interface with a display and a plurality of actuators. The display is configured to render a plurality of display screens, including a home screen and an alert screen. ... Abb Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064376

Sensor insertion devices and methods of use

An automatic sensor inserter is disclosed for placing a transcutaneous sensor into the skin of a living body. According to aspects of the invention, characteristics of the insertion such as sensor insertion speed may be varied by a user. ... Abb Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064341

Method and apparatus for providing rolling data in communication systems

Methods and systems for providing data communication in medical systems are disclosed.. . ... Abb Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062531

Hybrid control method for an electrical converter

An electrical converter comprises at least one of an active rectifier and an inverter interconnecting an electrical source with an electrical load. A method for controlling an electrical converter comprises: receiving at least one estimated control variable, which is estimated from measurement values measured in the electrical converter; receiving at least one outer loop control variable provided by an outer control loop, the at least one outer loop control variable providing a desired steady-state operation point of the electrical converter; determining a control region based on a control error, which is a difference between the at least one estimated control variable and the at least one outer loop control variable, wherein the control region is defined by one or more intervals of one or more control variables; selecting control parameters based on the control region, wherein, when the control error is in an inner control region, first control parameters are selected, and, when the control error is outside the inner control region but inside an outer control region, second control parameters are selected; switching, based on the control error, between two and more control methods, which differ in control parameters, by predicting at least one reference control value based on a solution of a physical model of the electrical converter, which comprises the selected control parameters, the physical model being based on differential equations modelling the at least one estimated control variable and the solution being based on a constraint minimizing a difference between the at least one estimated control variable and the at least one outer loop control variable; and determining switching states of the electrical converter based on the reference control value.. ... Abb Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061588

Combined discharging and grounding device for a high voltage power converter

Combined high voltage discharging and grounding device with a discharging unit with a first electric contact and a first counter-contact as well as a grounding unit with a second electric contact and a second counter contact. The first electric contact and the second electric contact are provided on a movable member which is movable by way of a drive along a path of movement from an open position to a close position. ... Abb Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060306

Extracting facts from natural language texts

Systems and methods for extracting facts from natural language texts. An example method comprises: receiving an identifier of a token comprised by a natural language text, wherein the token comprising at least one natural language word references a first information object; receiving identifiers of a first plurality of words representing a first fact of a specified category of facts, wherein the first fact is associated with the first information object of a specified category of information objects; identifying, within the natural language text, a second plurality of words; and responsive to receiving a confirmation that the second plurality of words represents a second fact associated with a second information object of the specified category of information objects, modifying a parameter of a classifier function that produces a value reflecting a degree of association of a given semantic structure with a fact of the specified category of facts.. ... Abb Inc

03/01/18 / #20180059188

Method for determining the operating status of a spring charging motor for a lv or mv switching apparatus and a diagnostic system implementing said method

A method for determining the operating status of a spring charging motor of a lv or mv switching apparatus. The method comprise: acquiring a detection signal (id) indicative of the behavior of a driving current (imot), which feeds the spring charging motor during an operation cycle of the spring charging motor; processing the detection signal (id) to calculate a steady-state detection signal (idss) indicative of the behaviour of the driving current (imot) during a steady-state time interval (tss) comprised in the operation cycle of the spring charging motor; processing the steady-state detection signal (idss) to calculate data (ds) indicative of hf and lf spectral components of the driving current (imot) during the steady-state time interval; processing the data (ds) indicative of the hf and lf spectral components to calculate first and second harmonic distortion values (thdlf, thdhf), which are indicative of the total harmonic distortion of the lf and hf spectral components, respectively; processing the first and second harmonic distortion values to calculate first and second output data (o1, o2), which are indicative of the variations of the first and second harmonic distortion values with respect to corresponding first and second reference values, respectively.. ... Abb Inc

03/01/18 / #20180059187

Localization, mapping and haptic feedback for inspection of a confined space in machinery

A modular device is used to inspect a confined space in a machine. The entire inspection coverage area and corresponding status are mapped so that the inspection location and associated data are graphically visualized. ... Abb Inc

03/01/18 / #20180059093

Method and apparatus for providing data processing and control in a medical communication system

Methods and apparatus for providing data processing and control for use in a medical communication system are provided.. . ... Abb Inc

03/01/18 / #20180059006

Systems, apparatus, and related methods for evaluating biological sample integrity

Systems, apparatus, and related methods for evaluating biological sample integrity are disclosed herein. An example method includes scanning a sample container having a sample disposed therein to generate signal data including a first signal portion and a second signal portion. ... Abb Inc

03/01/18 / #20180057502

Processes for the preparation of (3s,4r)-3-ethyl-4-(3h-imidazo[1,2-alpha]pyrrolo[2,3-e]-pyrazin-8-yl)-n-(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)pyrrolidine-1-carboxamide and solid state forms thereof

The present disclosure relates to processes for preparing (3s,4r)-3-ethyl-4-(3h-imidazo[1,2-a]pyrrolo[2,3-e]pyrazin-8-yl)-n-(2,2,2-trifluoroethyppyrrolidine-1-carboxamide, solid state forms thereof, and corresponding pharmaceutical compositions, methods of treatment (including treatment of rheumatoid arthritis), kits, methods of synthesis, and products-by-process.. . ... Abb Inc

03/01/18 / #20180057482

Synthetic route to anti-viral agents

The invention provides methods of synthesizing a viral protease inhibitor in high yield, without using expensive catalysts or challenging reaction conditions.. . ... Abb Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056515

3d segmentation for robotic applications

A robotic system includes a robot having an associated workspace; a vision sensor constructed to obtain a 3d image of a robot scene including a workpiece located in the workspace; and a control system communicatively coupled to the vision sensor and to the robot. The control system is configured to execute program instructions to filter the image by segmenting the image into a first image portion containing substantially only a region of interest within the robot scene, and a second image portion containing the balance of the robot scene outside the region of interest; and by storing image data associated with the first image portion. ... Abb Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055864

Nutritional formulations including human milk oligosaccharides and antioxidants and uses thereof

Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides in combination with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or carotenoids that can be administered to preterm infants, term infants, toddlers, and children for reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.. . ... Abb Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055363

Smart messages and alerts for an infusion delivery and management system

Method and system for providing diabetes management is provided.. . ... Abb Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054144

Method and device for damping voltage harmonics in a multilevel power converter

A method for reducing lower order harmonics of a power converter includes, for each phase leg of the converter: obtaining a voltage reference for the phase leg; for a present sample, obtaining a flux error of the output voltage of the leg; dividing the first sample flux error by a time period to obtain an average voltage error over said time period; subtracting an obtained processed average voltage error, based on the average voltage error, from the voltage reference to obtain a modified voltage reference for the phase leg; and providing the modified voltage reference to a modulation unit of the converter for controlling the phase leg.. . ... Abb Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054114

Electromagnetic shield for use in a power system

An electromagnetic shield including a base portion and opposing recess walls extending from the base portion at an angle with respect to a plane in which the base portion extends, so as to, together with the base portion, define a recess. At least one recess wall may be arranged such that it has a distal edge with respect to the base portion, wherein the distal edge includes a cylindrical portion. ... Abb Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054112

Model predictive damping of oscillations in an electrical converter system

A method for controlling an electrical controller system (10), the method comprising, determining a reference output (ω*m) and an estimated output (ωm) of the electrical converter system (10) based on measurements in the electrical converter system (10); determining an optimized pulse pattern (uin by selecting from a table of precalculated optimized pulse patterns, which is chosen based on the reference output (ω*m) and the estimated output (ωm), a pulse pattern comprising a sequence of switching instants (ƒ) applied to the electrical converter system (10); determining a resonant oscillation (ψ0,h) in the electrical converter system (10), whereby the resonant oscillation (ψ0*) is composed of an electrical machine (16) and a lc fiber (14) of the electrical converter system (10); determining a sequence of future states of the electrical converter system (10) by solving a mathematical model of the electrical converter system (10) subject to optimizing a cost function and subject to a constraint that a modified pulse pattern (ui) is applied to the electrical converter system (10), which modified pulse pattern (ui) comprises time shifted switching instants with respect to the optimized pulse pattern (ui,n), wherein the cost function comprises a term compensating the resonant oscillation (ψo,h) with a pulse response oscillation caused by the time shifted switching instants of the modified pulse pattern (ui) and wherein the mathematical model is constrained such that the switching instants of the modified pulse pattern (ui) have the same order as the switching instants of the optimized pulse pattern (ui,n), applying the modified pulse pattern (ui) to the electrical converter system (10).. . ... Abb Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054084

Power installation with ups

The present application contemplates a power installation including an uninterruptible power supply system and a user installation, wherein the user installation includes a load, at least one ac power source, at least one secondary power supply, at least one controllable hardware component, and a system protective earth, the uninterruptible power supply system includes—at least one uninterruptible power supply module, and a control device for controlling the uninterruptible power supply system based on at least one system parameter of the uninterruptible power supply system, wherein the at least one uninterruptible power supply system is connected between the at least one ac power source, the at least one secondary power supply, and the load, the power installation further includes at least one installation control assembly including an assembly controller, and at least one measurement device connected to the assembly controller, wherein the installation control assembly is galvanically referenced to system protective earth, and the assembly controller performs a control of the uninterruptible power supply system and the at least one controllable hardware component based on measurement signals received from the at least one measurement device.. . ... Abb Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054060

Power transfer between phases in a transformer

An ac power transformer includes primary and secondary windings for at least a first ac phase and a second ac phase, and a core for said at least first and second phases. The transformer further includes a control unit for transferring power from the first phase to the second phase via magnetic coupling in the core such that the sum of the phase vectors of all of the at least first and second phases is substantially zero.. ... Abb Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054055

Control of a microgrid

A control method performed in a microgrid. The microgrid includes at least one electrical power source and/or configured for injecting electrical power into the microgrid, a first point of common coupling (pcc) configured for allowing a first power flow between the microgrid and a first power grid, and a second pcc configured for allowing a second power flow between the microgrid and a second power grid. ... Abb Inc

02/22/18 / #20180052206

Method and system for determining a synchronous machine fault condition

A method and system of determining an electro-mechanical fault condition in a synchronous machine having a stator, a rotor, and exciter. The method includes: a) obtaining an exciter current signal which is a measurement of an exciter current through stationary windings of the exciter, b) transforming the exciter current signal to obtain an exciter current frequency spectrum, and c) determining whether an electro-mechanical fault condition is present, and a type of the electro-mechanical fault condition, based on harmonic content related to the frequency of the stator, of the exciter current frequency spectrum.. ... Abb Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049680

Method and system for providing an integrated analyte sensor insertion device and data processing unit

Method and apparatus for providing an integrated analyte sensor and data processing unit assembly is provided.. . ... Abb Inc

02/15/18 / #an arc fault detection arrangement (50) for a dc electric bus (100), said dc electric bus having a plurality of electric lines (l1, l2, ln) adapted to electrically connect a source section (200) and a load section (300) of an electric apparatus (500), said arc fault detection arrangement comprising an arc fault detector (10) adapted to receive and process detection signals (ds) indicative of ac currents flowing along said electric lines (l1, l2, ln) characterised in that it comprises a current sensing device (1).

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