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Installation of building automation devices

A method performed by a wireless terminal for installation of building automation (ba) devices in a building includes: determining, using a localization application in the wireless terminal, a current location of the wireless terminal in the building; from a ba device database, obtaining an identifier for each of a plurality of the ba devices which should be installed in a vicinity of the determined location of the wireless terminal; presenting a list of the obtained identifiers in a user interface of the wireless terminal; after the presenting, receiving input via the user interface; and in response to the received input, associating at least a first of the plurality of ba devices with at least a second of the plurality of ba devices.. . ... Abb Inc

Chopper assembly and controlling method thereof

A chopper assembly including at least two chopper units, and a controlling unit configured to generate a control signal for controlling an activation of the corresponding chopper unit in cycle. The activations of the at least two chopper units are controlled by the controlling unit to be either initially offset by a phase shift or adjusted to have a phase shift after a predefined time duration, the phase shift indicating a time difference between rising edges or between falling edges of respective pulses of different signals. ... Abb Inc

Voltage source converter (vsc) control system with active damping

A voltage source converter control system for active damping of a resonance oscillation in the vsc includes a regular phase-locked loop 2, and a slow pll 3. The control system is arranged such that an imaginary part of the ad is obtainable from the slow pll. ... Abb Inc

Scalable switchyard for interconnecting direct current power networks

The invention concerns a switchyard for interconnecting direct current power networks and a direct current power transmission system comprising such a switchyard. The switchyard comprises a number of interconnected entities comprising at least two main circuit breakers and a number of transfer switches, where each network has two connections to the switchyard, at least one via a transfer switch, each main circuit breaker has four connections in the switchyard, two at each end of the main circuit breaker and at least one via a transfer switch, and each network is joined with every other network via a corresponding path through at least one main circuit breaker as well as via a corresponding path bypassing all main circuit breakers.. ... Abb Inc

Electrical switchgear system

An electrical switchgear system includes a switchgear enclosure. The switchgear enclosure has a plurality of compartments housing switchgear components. ... Abb Inc

Sliding contact assembly for accelerating relative separation speed between plug contacts and socket outlet contacts

A sliding contact assembly for a dc electrical outlet receives plug contacts of an electrical plug. The assembly includes sliding contact structure having a base and a plurality of electrical sliding contacts fixed to the base. ... Abb Inc

Low voltage electrical contact system with enhanced arc blow effect

Electrical contact system with a first and a second contact (1, 5), each having a contact surface (4, 8). The first electric contact (1) has a mesostructured electric contact portion (14) with a plurality of slots (15) and ridges (16) formed between neighboring slots (16) of the plurality of slots (16). ... Abb Inc

Robot localization in a workspace via detection of a datum

Apparatus and method is disclosed for determining position of a robot relative to objects in a workspace which includes the use of a camera, scanner, or other suitable device in conjunction with object recognition. The camera, etc is used to receive information from which a point cloud can be developed about the scene that is viewed by the camera. ... Abb Inc

Devices and methods for sample analysis

Methods, devices, and systems for analyte analysis using a nanopore are disclosed. The methods, devices, and systems utilize a first and a second binding member that each specifically bind to an analyte in a biological sample. ... Abb Inc

Rotors for rotating machines with hollow fiber-reinforced composite shaft

Rotating machines and rotors therefor are disclosed. The bearings may be magnetic bearings configured to magnetically levitate the rotor. ... Abb Inc

Method of electroplating conductor and joints thereof

A method includes providing a conductor with a joint and a solution. In accordance with a step of the method, the conductor with the joint is inserted into the solution for a time sufficient to deposit a sufficient amount of conductive material in the joint to allow current to flow through the joint at a desired level when the conductor is installed in an application. ... Abb Inc

Shear pin for robot calibration

A shear pin for calibrating an industrial robot, the shear pin including an elongated body including a weakening defining a break location in case of overload. The shear pin is configured to be mounted to a calibration pin holder on the robot. ... Abb Inc

Shroud deployment in automatic injection devices

Exemplary embodiments provide automatic injection devices in which a shroud is automatically deployed to protectively sheath a needle after an injection is performed. Exemplary embodiments also provide shroud deployment assemblies including a shroud and a syringe carrier that, when cooperatively configured in an automatic injection device, ensure that the shroud is automatically and completely deployed after an injection is performed using the automatic injection device. ... Abb Inc

Automatic injection device

A syringe carrier for use within an automatic injection device includes a substantially tubular body having a first end, a middle portion, and a second end, configured to contain a portion of a syringe and displace the syringe within a housing of the automatic injection device from a first position to a second position; a first pair of legs defining at least a portion of a front opening in the substantially tubular body proximal to the first end; a second pair of legs defining at least a portion of a rear opening in the substantially tubular body proximal to the first end; and a syringe carrier coupler having a first beam and a second beam extending from the middle portion partially beyond the first pair of legs at the first end of the substantially tubular body.. . ... Abb Inc

09/27/18 / #20180272044

Braided scaffolds

A braided polymeric scaffold, made at least in part from a bioresorbable material is deployed on a catheter that uses a push-pull mechanism to deploy the scaffold. A drug coating is disposed on the scaffold. ... Abb Inc

09/27/18 / #20180271419

Health monitor

Methods and devices to detect analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include enhanced analyte monitoring devices and systems.. ... Abb Inc

09/27/18 / #20180271418

Methods, devices and system for providing diabetic condition diagnosis and therapy

Methods, devices and system for determining fasting glucose level information and post-prandial glucose level information for diagnosing pre-diabetic and diabetic conditions based on monitored glucose measurements are provided.. . ... Abb Inc

09/20/18 / #20180269819

Method and control system for controlling a power converter

A method of controlling a power converter, connected to an electrical grid, to mimic a synchronous generator, by: determining a frequency control error with respect to a setpoint and actual frequency of the grid, determining an input power to an inertia model of a synchronous generator based on the frequency control error, regulating by means of the input power a rotational frequency of the inertia model, determining a voltage control error with respect to a setpoint and actual voltage, determining an exciter parameter of a synchronous generator model based on the voltage control error, regulating by means of the exciter parameter an output voltage of the synchronous generator model, adjusting the rotational frequency or a phase angle obtained from the rotational frequency, and the output voltage based on a virtual impedance of a stator of the synchronous generator model, and controlling the power converter based on the adjusted rotational frequency or the adjusted phase angle and on the adjusted output voltage.. . ... Abb Inc

09/20/18 / #20180269803

Four-level power converter

The present invention is concerned with a four-level voltage source converter topology including two intermediate converter branches connecting two intermediate voltage levels to a load terminal, and including a interconnect switch coupling the two intermediate branches. The interconnect switch replaces two controlled switches present in corresponding four-level prior art topologies. ... Abb Inc

09/20/18 / #20180269753

Electrical machine with an active grounding

A method for preventing a frequency component of a voltage from occurring in an electrical machine including the steps of: obtaining, either by measuring a voltage signal or a current signal from the electrical machine in time domain and transforming the measured signal into frequency domain, by simulating or deducing a first frequency component present in the electrical machine in absence of a grounding, the first frequency component representing a first undesired frequency higher than a limit frequency of 500 hz; and providing the electrical machine with a first grounding at a grounding location, the first grounding including a resonant circuit resonating at the first undesired frequency. In order to get rid of harmful shaft voltages in the form of sharp voltage peaks at high frequencies, it is first necessary to determine at which undesired frequency or frequencies these voltage peaks occur. ... Abb Inc

09/20/18 / #20180268981

Method and system for controlling cooling system of power equipment

One embodiment of the present application provides a method for obtaining a first data set representing operational cost related parameters specific to the power equipment and its cooling system forecasted for a series of time intervals of present load cycle in consideration of a second data set representing operational condition related parameters for the power equipment forecasted for a series of time intervals of present load cycle; in consideration of the parameters represented by the first data set, through knowledge-based predetermined numerical and/or logical linkages, establishing a third data set representing cooling capacity parameters for the cooling system at the series of time intervals of the present load cycle according to criteria for operational cost optimization of the power equipment and its cooling system for the present load cycle; and in the present load cycle, controlling the cooling system to operate at the cooling capacity parameters at the series of time intervals represented by the established third data set.. . ... Abb Inc

09/20/18 / #20180267958

Information extraction from logical document parts using ontology-based micro-models

Systems and methods for information extraction from logical document parts using ontology-based micro-models. An example method comprises identifying, in a natural language text, a logical part associated with a pre-defined category; performing a lexical analysis of a plurality of words comprised by the logical part of the natural language text to produce a plurality of lexical structures representing the logical part of the natural language text, wherein each lexical structure identifies a lexical meaning and a semantic class associated with a referenced word of the plurality of words; identifying an information extraction micro-model associated with the pre-defined category, the information extraction micro-model comprising a set of production rules associated with an ontology; and interpreting, using the set of production rules of the identified micro-model, the plurality of lexical structures to identify one or more information objects, each identified information object associated with a respective semantic class corresponding to a concept referenced by the ontology.. ... Abb Inc

09/20/18 / #20180267103

A method for determining the operating status of a mv switching apparatus of the electromagnetic type

A method for determining the operating status a mv switching apparatus, which comprises: one or more electric poles, each comprising a movable contact and a fixed contact adapted to be coupled or uncoupled during the switching operations of the switching apparatus; an electromagnetic actuator for actuating one or more movable contacts of the electric poles, the electromagnetic actuator having at least a test winding wound around a magnetic element; a capacitor bank for providing electric power to the electromagnetic actuator. The method comprises: providing a test signal (st) to the test winding for an observation period of time (to), the test signal having a waveform capable of exciting the magnetic element; obtaining first measuring data (vc) indicative of a voltage at first terminals (t1) of the capacitor bank during the observation period of time; obtaining second measuring data (vl, il) indicative of a voltage at second terminals (t2) of the test winding and indicative of a current circulating along the test winding during the observation period of time; and, calculating estimation data (Ĉ, icd, ic) indicative of the operating status of the capacitor bank at the end of the observation period of time on the base of the first and second measuring data, the first estimation data comprising a first estimation value (Ĉ) indicative of the capacitance of the capacitor bank.. ... Abb Inc

09/20/18 / #20180267085

Determining a fundamental component of an ac voltage

A method for estimating a fundamental component of an ac voltage includes receiving a timely varying measurement signal of the ac voltage; parametrizing a fundamental component of the ac voltage; and determining parameters of the fundamental component based on minimizing a cost function. The fundamental component has a rated frequency, a variable amplitude and a variable phase shift. ... Abb Inc

09/20/18 / #20180264149

Methods and apparatus to reduce biological carryover using induction heating

Methods and apparatus to reduce biological carryover using induction heating are disclosed herein. An example method includes washing an aspiration and dispense device. ... Abb Inc

09/20/18 / #20180263537

Connectors for making connections between analyte sensors and other devices

Analyte sensor connectors that connect analyte sensors, e.g., conductive members of analyte sensors, to other devices such as sensor electronics units, e.g., sensor control units, are provided. Also provided are systems that include analyte sensors, analyte sensor connectors, and analyte sensor electronics units, as well as methods of establishing and maintaining connections between analyte sensors and analyte sensor electronics units, and methods of analyte monitoring/detection. ... Abb Inc

09/06/18 / #20180254233

Power semiconductor device and method for producing a power semiconductor device

The present application relates to a power semiconductor device, including a substrate having a first side and a second side, the first side and the second side being located opposite to each other, wherein the first side includes a cathode and the second side includes an anode, wherein a junction termination of a p/n-junction is provided at at least one surface of the substrate, preferably at at least one of the first side and the second side, the junction termination is coated by a passivating coating, the passivating coating including at least one material selected from the group consisting of an inorganic-organic composite material, parylene, and a phenol resin comprising polymeric particles. A device as described above thus addresses issues of passivation of junction terminations and thus prevents or at least reduces the danger of fatal defects such as unstable device operation caused by changes in film properties, instability, water permeability, permeability of movable ions such as sodium, pinholes and cracks, and aluminum metal disconnection or corrosion due to degradation and stress.. ... Abb Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252660

Analyte sensors and methods of using same

Provided are sensors for determining the concentration of an analyte in a sample fluid. In certain embodiments, the sensors include conductive particles and exhibit improved uniformity of distribution of one or more sensing chemistry components, increased effective working electrode surface area, and/or reduced entry of interfering components into a sample chamber of the sensor. ... Abb Inc

09/06/18 / #20180251565

Fc variants

The present disclosure relates to polypeptide variants having modified fc domains with altered affinity to fc receptors.. . ... Abb Inc

09/06/18 / #20180251426

Apoptosis-inducing agents for the treatment of cancer and immune and autoimmune diseases

Disclosed are compounds which inhibit the activity of anti-apoptotic bcl-2 proteins, compositions containing the compounds and methods of treating diseases during which is expressed anti-apoptotic bcl-2 protein.. . ... Abb Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250810

Component feeder and a system for picking components comprising the component feeder

A component feeder including a stationary picking surface for receiving components to be picked, a vision system including an image unit arranged to take images of components distributed on the picking surface and a load device including one or more load sensors adapted to detect the presence of a component on the picking surface and the vision system is configured to automatically trigger the image unit to take an image upon detecting the presence of the component on the picking surface.. . ... Abb Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250472

Wearable automatic injection device for controlled administration of therapeutic agents

Exemplary embodiments provide wearable automatic injection devices for administering a therapeutic agent to a patient's body at fast, controlled rates, for example, in a single fast bolus. Exemplary embodiments also provide methods for assembling wearable automatic injection devices for administering a therapeutic agent to a patient at fast, controlled rates. ... Abb Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250470

Automatic injection device with near-field communication

A automatic injection device including a housing, a firing mechanism, a near-field communication (nfc) assembly, a syringe, and a plunger. The firing mechanism is disposed within the second end of the housing and includes an activation button moveable relative to the firing body between an initial position and an actuated position. ... Abb Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250418

Anti-cmet antibody drug conjugates and methods for their use

The present disclosure provides antibody drug conjugates that bind human cmet, their methods of making, and their uses to treat patients having cancer.. . ... Abb Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250258

Reduced fat, shelf stable liquid nutritional composition

Liquid nutritional compositions that include functional ingredients such as beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate, docosahexaenoic acid, and lutein are disclosed. The nutritional compositions are useful to promote at least one of physical performance (e.g., body composition, muscle mass, muscle strength) and cognitive function (e.g., focus, attention, alertness, executive function) in an individual. ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241332

Method for identifying the discrete instantaneous angular speed of an electromechanical system

A method for identifying the discrete instantaneous angular speed of electromechanical systems in which electrical rotating machinery is used and in which at least one electrical signal is measured during an operation of the electromechanical system. The method includes measuring analog stator current signals and analog stator voltage signals for at least one phase a, b, c, converting the measurements into a digital discrete form, transmitting the digital discrete signals to a computer device wherein data analysis is performed in a processor unit on the basis of a simplified mathematical model of the dynamics of the motor or generator. ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241300

Variable inductor apparatuses systems and methods

Unique systems, methods, techniques and apparatuses for a zvt zct resonant converter with a variable resonant tank are disclosed. One exemplary embodiment is a system comprising a bidirectional resonant converter comprising an input/output terminal, a switching device coupled with the input/output terminal, a resonant circuit coupled with the switching device and including a variable inductor, an output/input terminal coupled with the resonant circuit, and a dc biasing circuit operatively coupled with the variable inductor. ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241183

A switching device of the withdrawable type

A switching device including a switching unit with one or more electric poles having an insulating casing. The switching device is reversibly movable between an insertion position, at which said switching unit is electrically connected with an electric line, and a withdrawal position, at which said switching unit is electrically disconnected from said electric line. ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180240615

Vacuum interrupter with one movable contact

A vacuum interrupter includes: one movable contact fixed on a movable contact stem; and one fixed contact with a fixed contact stem. The fixed contact and the movable contact are located in a electrically insulating tube, which is vacuumtightly closed by metal lids at boths sides. ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180240587

Cooling of a static electric induction system

A static electric induction system is disclosed. The system includes a heat generating component, cooling fluid, a cooling duct along the heat generating component and a pumping system configured for driving the cooling fluid through the cooling duct, wherein the pumping system is configured for applying a varying flow rate over time of the cooling fluid in the cooling duct along a predetermined flow rate curve which is a function of time.. ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238934

Fiber-optic current sensor with tolerance to connector misalignment

A fiber-optic current sensor includes an opto-electronics module, a sensor head and a connecting fiber connecting the opto-electronics module to the sensor head. The sensor includes a first and a second beam splitter, between which the measuring light runs in two branches. ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238854

Operation and verification of a portable clinical analysis system

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

08/23/18 / #20180238804

Methods of high-resolution imaging a structure of a sample, the structure being marked with fluorescence markers

In methods of high-resolution imaging a structure of a sample, the structure being marked with fluorescence markers, the sample is subjected to a light intensity distribution including an intensity maximum of focused fluorescence excitation light to selectively scan partial areas of interest of the sample. Fluorescence light emitted out of the sample is registered and allocated to a respective location of the light intensity distribution in the sample. ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238745

Thermally sensitive sleeve

A method for providing a temperature sensitive element surrounding a surgical instrument to provide a visual indication of tip temperature to an operator of the instrument. Change in color of the element is an indication to the operator to be aware of the generated heat and reduce power to the instrument accordingly. ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180237512

Novel modulators and methods of use

Novel modulators, including antibodies and derivatives thereof, and methods of such modulators to treat hyperproliferative disorders are provided.. . ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236667

Proximity sensor arrangement

The invention relates to a proximity sensor arrangement (1) comprising a substrate (2), a circuit board (4) carrying contact surfaces (35, 37) which is mounted on a surface (3) of the substrate (2) and at least one support (5) which carries contact surfaces (36, 38) complementary to the contact surfaces (35, 37) of the circuit board (4) and at least one proximity sensor (7) with a measuring electrode (8) and a shield electrode (9) extending between measuring electrode (8) and surface (3). In order to bring the contact surfaces (35, 36, 37, 38) of the circuit board (4) and of the support (5) into contact, the substrate (2) and support (5) are plug-connected in a plugging direction (r, l) running parallel to the surface (3) of the substrate (2).. ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236581

Method for selectively pretinning a guidewire core

A method of pretinning a guidewire core made of shape memory alloy and having an elongate axis, comprising: placing a ball of solder in a pocket in a soldering block; melting the ball of solder; holding a guidewire core over the ball of solder; lowering the guidewire core into the ball of solder; removing the guidewire from the ball of solder.. . ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235963

Methods of administering elagolix

The present disclosure relates to the use of gnrh receptor antagonists used in the treatment of endometriosis or uterine fibroids. In particular, the present disclosure describes a method of treating endometriosis or uterine fibroids, where the method involves the administration of elagolix, and where the method may further involve the co-administration of rifampin or ketoconazole.. ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235962

Acoustic mixing for auto granulation

A process for acoustically mixing a bulk drug substance involves the application of acoustic energy to drive an accelerative force in a mixing vessel containing the drug substance. The drug substance may be, for example, elagolix.. ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235930

Method of using a composition for enhancing newborn infant cognitive, brain and/or cns development

Disclosed are methods of using nutritional compositions generally, and infant formulas specifically, to improve cognitive, brain and/or central nervous system development in an individual. The nutritional compositions include a combination of rrr-alpha tocopherol acetate, non-rrr-alpha-tocopherol stereoisomers, fat, and protein. ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235657

High torsion delivery catheter element

A jointed system for delivering a medical device to a target location within a human anatomy, comprising: a first segment that is a hollow cylinder, wherein a first flange and a second flange are attached to the distal end and extend distally away from the first segment; a second segment that is a hollow cylinder and has a proximal end and a distal end, wherein a third flange and a fourth flange are attached to the proximal end and extend proximally away from the second segment; a connector element having four cylindrical lugs extending radially away from a central point, wherein each lug passes, respectively, through a circular hole, and further wherein the connector element defines at least two separate openings extending in a direction from the distal end of the first segment to the proximal end of the second segment.. . ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235524

Methods, devices, and systems for physiological parameter analysis

Methods, devices, and systems may use a kinetic model to determine physiological parameters related to the kinetics of red blood cell glycation, elimination, and generation. Such physiological parameters can be used, for example, to determine a more reliable calculated hba1c. ... Abb Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235520

Systems, devices and methods for analyte sensor insertion

Systems, devices and methods are provided for inserting at least a portion of an in vivo analyte sensor, such as a dermal sensor, for sensing an analyte level in a bodily fluid of a subject. An applicator is positioned against a skin surface and a force is applied to the applicator causing at least a portion of a sharp and an in vivo analyte sensor to be positioned in the body of the subject. ... Abb Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234092

Feedback controller for resonant gate drive

Unique systems, methods, techniques and apparatuses of a gate driver are disclosed herein. One exemplary embodiment is a gate driver comprising a first and second dc rail, a first converter arm including a first and second semiconductor device, a second converter arm including a third and fourth semiconductor device, an inductor, and a controller. ... Abb Inc

08/16/18 / #20180233971

Rotor for electric machine, and manufacturing method of rotor

A rotor for an electric machine, wherein the rotor comprises a plurality of stack elements and each of the stack elements includes material of first magnetic conductance. Each of the stack elements includes a plurality of sectorial sections distributed round a rotational axis of the rotor. ... Abb Inc

08/16/18 / #20180233921

Method for controlling electric power conversion system and control arrangement for electric power conversion system

A method and a control arrangement for an electric power conversion system including a plurality of electric power converters, the control arrangement configured to collect data related to the electric power conversion system, determine an optimal configuration for each one of the electric power converters of the electric power conversion system on the basis of collected data through a simulation of the electric power conversion system generate, for each one of the electric power converters, a source code for a firmware of the electric power converter on the basis of the determined optimal configuration for the electric power converter in question, and re-program each one of the electric power converters with the respective source code generated for the electric power converter in question.. . ... Abb Inc

08/16/18 / #20180233276

Magnetic shunt assembly for magnetic shielding of a power device

The present application relates to a magnetic shunt assembly for magnetic shielding of a power device, in one form for an electrical power transformer, including a plurality of joined ferromagnetic sheets and a plurality of bonding layers for bonding subsequent sheets of the plurality of ferromagnetic sheets to form an integral assembly.. . ... Abb Inc

08/16/18 / #20180231542

Methods for reducing noise in signal-generating digital assays

Methods of reducing background noise in signal-generating digital assays, such as fluorescent digital immunoassays, using a colorant are disclosed. The methods utilize a binding member that specifically binds to an analyte in a biological sample. ... Abb Inc

08/16/18 / #20180230210

Isolation and purification of anti-il-13 antibodies using protein a affinity chromatography

Disclosed herein are methods for the isolation and purification of anti-il-13 antibodies wherein the use of an affinity chromatographic step results in an antibody composition sufficiently pure for pharmaceutical uses. The methods described herein comprise ph viral reduction/inactivation, ultrafiltration/diafiltration, affinity chromatography (e.g., protein a affinity chromatography), ion exchange chromatography, and hydrophobic chromatography. ... Abb Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229906

Reinforced cable tie strap and method of manufacture

A reinforced cable tie generally includes an elongate strap having a first end, a second end and an elongate planar strap body therebetween, a head having an upstanding central wall separating a first and a second elongate parallel passageway through the head for respective receipt of the first and second ends of said strap, a locking device supported in the head for retaining the first and second ends of the strap and a continuous reinforcement disposed in and extending substantially continuously along a path defining the strap. In a method for forming a cable tie, a continuous reinforcing strand is co-extruded within an elongate strap and a head is assembled to the strap.. ... Abb Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229373

Platform including an industrial robot

A platform including at least one industrial robot, wherein the platform is arranged to be carried by a vehicle to a working site where the at least one industrial robot is to perform a task in relation to the working site. The platform includes a platform body, a platform control unit and a connecting arrangement with a connecting device arranged to be connected to a vehicle arm of the vehicle such that the platform can be carried by the vehicle arm of the vehicle. ... Abb Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229369

Robot off-line programming method and apparatus using the same

A robot off-line programming method. The method includes: respectively obtaining a first data representing positions and orientations of the plurality of targets on at least one work piece, a second data representing position of the at least one work piece, a third data representing geometry of a tool, and a fourth data representing the tool position and orientation with respect to an end of the robot; obtaining the robot path for which the tool tip passes through the plurality of the targets on the at least one work piece; using a function of an inverse kinematics for the robot model in consideration of the first data, the second data, the third data and the fourth data, calculating how many of the targets on the obtained robot path are reachable to the tool in relation to various rotation angle of the tool around the tool axis within a predetermined range so as to comply with optimization criteria. ... Abb Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228980

Automatic injection device

Automatic injection device includes a housing, a syringe, a plunger, and a syringe carrier. The housing includes a barrel between a first end and a second end. ... Abb Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228962

Apparatus, system, and method of gas infusion to allow for pressure control of irrigation in a surgical system

The disclosed apparatus, system and method may include at least a surgical fluid container that includes a fluid reservoir capable of containing the surgical fluid and a gas pressure pocket applied to the surgical fluid therewithin; a first external port extending from outside the fluid reservoir into fluid communication with the surgical fluid within the fluid reservoir; and a second external port extending directly from outside the fluid reservoir into the gas pressure pocket.. . ... Abb Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228630

Crimping methods for thin-walled scaffolds

A medical device includes a balloon expanded scaffold crimped to a catheter having a balloon. The scaffold has a network of rings formed by struts connected at crowns and links connecting adjacent rings. ... Abb Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228478

Articulating suturing device with improved actuation and alignment mechanisms

A vessel closure device that includes improved activation and alignment mechanisms that result in greater control and ease of use for the user.. . ... Abb Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228443

Analyte signal processing device and methods

Methods and devices for determining a measurement time period, receiving a plurality of signals associated with a monitored analyte level during the determined measurement time period from an analyte sensor, modulating the received plurality of signals to generate a data stream over the measurement time period, and accumulating the generated data stream to determine an analyte signal corresponding to the monitored analyte level associated with the measurement time period are provided. Systems and kits are also described.. ... Abb Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228369

Method and system for providing data communication in continuous glucose monitoring and management system

Method and apparatus for providing a data stream generator that generates a data stream associated with a monitored analyte level, and a radio frequency logic portion operatively coupled to the data stream generator, the radio frequency logic portion configured to generate a radio frequency data stream based on the data stream generated from the data stream generator, the radio frequency logic portion further including one or more finite state machines and a plurality of discrete digital logic circuits, the one or more finite state machines configured to control the plurality of digital logic circuits to generate the radio frequency data stream for wireless communication are provided. Systems and kits incorporating the same are also provided.. ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227121

Encryption scheme using multiple parties

. . The present invention discloses a method for computing a secret value including a first secret using a function including an operation, comprising: computing, by a host, a first encrypted value of the first secret with a first key; sending, by the host, the first encrypted value to a value holder and the first key to a key holder, wherein the value holder and the key holder are independently trusted by the host; computing, by the value holder, a computed encrypted value from the first encrypted value using the function; and computing, by the key holder, a computed key from the first key using the function.. . ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180226882

A multilevel converter with a chopper circuit

A multilevel converter includes a first and a second converter block series-connected between two dc terminals and a chopper circuit between the blocks. Each block includes a number of valve arm strings, each including an upper and a lower valve arm and a number of converter cells. ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180226848

Rotor for rotating electric machine

A rotor for a synchronous reluctance machine having an even number 2 p of poles circumferentially spaced at an angle α, with α=2 π/2 p, the rotor comprising a substantially cylindrical laminate stack having a plurality of magnetically conductive laminations. One or more of the magnetically conductive laminations includes non-magnetic flux barriers which are spaced from each other in the radial direction, one or more of the non-magnetic flux barriers having a first and second bridge transversally positioned in correspondence of their lateral ends and defining a first and a second air-gap with the outer rim of the magnetically conductive lamination, and further including a third and a fourth bridge transversally positioned and respectively defining together with the first and second bridge a first and a second internal space which are filled with an electrically conductive and non-magnetically conductive material.. ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180226318

Power electronics module

A power electronics module and a method of manufacturing a power electronics module and a base plate. The power electronics module comprising at least one power electronics component, wherein the power electronics module comprises a base plate for transferring heat generated by the at least one power electronics component to a cooling device, the base plate comprising a layered structure having a first copper layer, a second copper layer and a carbon based layer between the first and second copper layers.. ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180226213

Electric power distribution switchgear and method of breaking an electric power current

An electric power distribution switchgear is connected between an electric power grid and an electric power equipment. The switchgear includes a synchronized vacuum switching apparatus configured to break the current to the electric power equipment using a synchronized technique to avoid re-ignition during the breaking and thus any transients caused by such re-ignition; and a surge arrester arrangement connected to the electric power equipment, the surge arrester arrangement being designed and configured to only handle transients caused by the current chopping at the breaking. ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180226150

Systems, devices, and methods for episode detection and evaluation with visit guides, action plans and/or scheduling interfaces

Systems, devices, and methods are provided that allow detection of episodes in analyte measurements and the prompting of a subject to self-report possible causes for the episodes and take action in response to episode detection. Correlation of possible causes with detected episodes assists patient behavior modification to reduce the occurrence of episodes. ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180224816

Photovoltaic inverter having an improved communication arrangement with a remote computerised system

A photovoltaic inverter for a photovoltaic electric power generation plant, the photovoltaic inverter comprising a control unit for controlling the operation of the photovoltaic inverter and a main communication port for communication with a remote computerized system through a main communication channel. The photovoltaic inverter comprises an auxiliary communication port for communication with a remote computerized system through an auxiliary communication channel. ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223324

Method for improving measurement accuracy and devices and systems related thereto

The present disclosure relates to methods and devices for providing accurate measurement of a property of a sample. The method comprises obtaining a plurality of independent measurements of the property. ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180222979

Anti-cs1 antibodies and antibody drug conjugates

The present disclosure provides antibodies and antibody drug conjugates that bind human cs1 and their uses to treat subjects diagnosed with a plasma cell neoplasm, for example, multiple myeloma.. . ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180222938

Purification of proteins using hydrophobic interaction chromatography

The present invention is directed to methods for purifying a protein of interest, e.g., an antibody, from a sample comprising the protein of interest and at least one impurity, e.g., an aggregate, by employing a hydrophobic interaction chromatography (hic) method that allows for binding of both the protein of interest and the at least one impurity under strong binding conditions. The present invention is based, at least in part, on the finding that both flow through and bind-elute techniques can be combined to achieve greater purification and recovery of a protein of interest, e.g., an antibody, under isocratic wash conditions and strong binding conditions.. ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180222914

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-trifluoroethyl)pyrrolidine-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

08/09/18 / #20180222913

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-trifluoroethyl)pyrrolidine-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

08/09/18 / #20180222905

Novel inhibitor compounds of phosphodiesterase type 10a

The present invention relates to novel carboxamide compounds, pharmaceutical compositions containing them, and their use in therapy. The compounds possess valuable therapeutic properties and are particularly suitable for treating or controlling 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.. ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180222063

Robot joint and robot including the same

A robot joint and a robot using the robot joint is provided. The robot joint includes a first part and a second part configured to be rotatable with each other around a joint axis. ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180222055

Calibration article for a 3d vision robotic system

A calibration article is provided for calibrating a robot and 3d camera. The calibration article includes side surfaces that are angled inward toward a top surface. ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221935

Loading dies in a press

Systems and methods for loading and/or unloading a die in a press are disclosed. A handling system for loading a die may include a linear sliding path between a supply position outside the press and a press position on the press base, configured to support a die such that the die is displaceable while it is supported on the path, and a robot configured to displace the die between the supply position and the press position along the linear sliding path. ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221902

Methods for determining process parameters for the robot-based spray application of viscous fluids

A system is disclosed for determining process parameters for the spray application of viscous fluids, which can include an application system, which can be actuated by predefining input parameters, for a viscous fluid having at least the components of metering device, fluid valve, and application nozzle. The dynamic behavior of the application system can be dependent, with respect to the volume flow profile of the viscous fluid during the application, and also on predefinable control process parameters. ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221896

Electrostatic coating machine

A shaping air spurting member (9) is formed in a tubular shape by using a conductive material, and is arranged on an outer peripheral side of a rotary atomizing head (4) in a state where a front end thereof is positioned in an intermediate section of the rotary atomizing head (4) in a length direction. The shaping air spurting member (9) has a front surface section (9d) that is provided with many numbers of air spurting holes (10, 12) for spurting shaping air toward paint particles sprayed from the rotary atomizing head (4). ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221363

Apoptosis-inducing agents for the treatment of cancer and immune and autoimmune diseases

Disclosed are compounds which inhibit the activity of anti-apoptotic bcl-xl proteins, compositions containing the compounds and methods of treating diseases during which is expressed anti-apoptotic bcl-xl protein.. . ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221182

Methods and systems for delivering an implant

A system for delivering an implant including a handle, a trigger, an actuation assembly, and a catheter assembly. The actuation assembly is configured to displace the outer tubular member in the proximal direction and to separately move the inner shaft member distally upon deployment of the trigger from the first position to the second position, and move the inner shaft member proximally with no displacement of the outer tubular member upon return of the trigger from the second position to the first position. ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221020

Suturing systems and methods

A suturing system is provided. In an embodiment, the suturing system includes a sheath having a proximal end and a distal end. ... Abb Inc

08/09/18 / #20180220959

Method and apparatus for providing glycemic control

Methods and system to provide glycemic control and therapy management based on monitored glucose data, and current and/or target hba1c levels are provided.. . ... Abb Inc

08/02/18 / #20180219491

Arrangement, method and computer program product for limiting circulating currents

. . An arrangement, method and computer program product are provided for limiting circulating currents in a converter converting between ac and dc. The converter has a number of ac and dc terminals and includes a number of converter arms, where a first and a second converter arm are connected in parallel between a first dc terminal and a first ac terminal. ... Abb Inc

08/02/18 / #20180219369

Cable fitting for connecting a high-voltage cable to a high-voltage component

A high-voltage cable fitting, typically a cable end termination or a cable joint, includes coaxially arranged around an axis a rigid conical insulator, an electrically insulating, elastomeric stress-relief cone matching the rigid conical insulator through a conical interface and an axially aligned current path. The current path connects a conductor of the cable to a high-voltage current terminal arranged on top of the rigid conical insulator and provided for connection to a high-voltage component. ... Abb Inc

08/02/18 / #20180219323

Cable fitting for connecting a high-voltage cable to a high-voltage component or another high-voltage cable

A high-voltage cable fitting with a rigid core insulator that has a first conical outer surface extending concentrically about a longitudinal axis. An elastomeric stress relief element has a first conical inner surface is designed for mating the first conical outer surface at an interface. ... Abb Inc

08/02/18 / #20180218860

Installation switching apparatus having an exhaust air duct and a set screw

An installation switching apparatus includes: a housing; at least one contact point; an exhaust air duct which in an upstream portion thereof receives arc gases of a switching arc that has been created at the at least one contact point, and by way of an exhaust air opening in a housing wall of the housing in a downstream portion of the exhaust air duct the exhaust air duct releases the arc gases into an environment of the housing; at least one thermal release; and a set screw for setting the at least one thermal release. The set screw at an activation end thereof has a formed element for contacting in a form-fitting manner a tool for rotating activation of the set screw. ... Abb Inc

08/02/18 / #20180218852

Electrical service switching device having an exhaust air opening

An electrical service switching device includes: a housing in which at least one contact point is arranged, the housing having a first terminal connection area, in which a plug-in terminal is arranged and is configured for for the purpose of connecting the service switching device to a busbar, and a second terminal connection area, in which a screw terminal for the connection of connection conductors is arranged, the first and the second terminal connection area being formed on opposite narrow sides of the housing; and an arc quenching device associated with the at least one contact point and having an arc inlet side and an exhaust air side at which an exhaust air flow can exit. The exhaust air side of the arc quenching device is oriented towards the first terminal connection area in the housing interior.. ... Abb Inc

08/02/18 / #20180218851

Switching device

A switching device for low or medium voltage electric power distribution networks, the switching device comprising: at least an electric pole comprising a movable contact and a fixed contact, which are coupleable/decoupleable one to another; a circuit assembly, which comprises a chain of semiconductor devices adapted to switch in an on state or in an off state depending on the voltage applied thereto, the semiconductor devices being electrically connected in series one to another in such a way that a current can flow according to a predefined conduction direction (cd) when the semiconductor devices are in an on state. The circuit assembly comprises an input terminal, an output terminal and at least an intermediate terminal electrically connected with at least an intermediate electric node positioned between two subsequent semiconductor devices. ... Abb Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217917

Systems, devices, and methods for episode detection and evaluation

Systems, devices, and methods are provided that allow detection of episodes in analyte measurement, prompting a patient to self-report possible causes for the episodes. Correlation of possible causes with detected episodes assists patient behavior modification to reduce the occurrence of episodes.. ... Abb Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217196

Method for classifying the status of the winding clamping of a power transformer

A method for classifying a status of a winding clamping of a power transformer immersed in an oil filled transformer tank, the power transformer including at least one transformer coil with at least one clamped electrical winding arranged on a transformer core, includes the following steps: applying a mechanical force impulse on an impact area of the transformer tank, so that the at least one clamped electrical winding is mechanically excited to vibration and a voltage is induced within the at least one clamped electrical winding; measuring the induced voltage of the at least one clamped electrical winding for a period of time during vibration to generate measurement data; transferring the measurement data from the time domain into the frequency domain and providing a respective dataset comprising the measurement data in the frequency domain; and searching for local maxima within the measurement data in the frequency domain of the dataset.. . ... Abb Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217135

Magnetic immunosensor and method of use

The present invention provides apparatus and methods for the rapid determination of analytes in liquid samples by immunoassays incorporating magnetic capture of beads on a sensor capable of being used in the point-of-care diagnostic field.. . ... Abb Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217032

Automated smear making apparatus

An automated smear making apparatus used to prepare and smear samples on glass slides. In one embodiment, there is provided a smearing subsystem that generally includes a smear cartridge having: an input reel; at least one roll bar; a take-up reel; and a smearing tape. ... Abb Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214937

Casting mold and a method for detecting a temperature distribution of molten metal in a casting mold

A casting mold including a copper plate and a plurality of optical fibers, having a plurality of temperature measuring points for the copper plate while casting. Molten metal is cast into the mold along an axis of, the optical fibers built-in the plate. ... Abb Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214029

Continuous glucose monitoring system and methods of use

A continuous glucose monitoring system including a sensor configured to detect one or more glucose levels, a transmitter operatively coupled to the sensor, the transmitter configured to receive the detected one or more glucose levels, the transmitter further configured to transmit signals corresponding to the detected one or more glucose levels, and a receiver operatively coupled to the transmitter configured to receive transmitted signals corresponding to the detected one or more glucose levels, and methods thereof, are disclosed. In one aspect, the transmitter may be configured to transmit a current data point and at least one previous data point, the current data point and the at least one previous data point corresponding to the detected one or more glucose levels.. ... Abb Inc

08/02/18 / #20180213834

Nutritional products having improved lipophilic solubility and bioavailability in an easily mixable form

Methods of preparing a nutritional product which contain a lipophilic nutrient are disclosed. The nutritional product is made using a fortifying powder containing the lipophilic nutrient, a monoglyceride and diglyceride (“mdg”) oil, a phospholipid, and a carrier. ... Abb Inc

07/26/18 / #20180212533

A multilevel converter with reduced ac fault handling rating

. . A multilevel converter converting between ac and dc includes a phase leg having a first and a second phase arm, the first phase arm being connected between a first pole having a first potential and a first ac terminal and the second phase arm being connected between the first ac terminal and a second potential, where the phase arms include half-bridge and full-bridge cells, where each cell includes at least one energy storage element for providing the voltage contribution and cell switching units with cell switches and anti-parallel diodes for controlling the voltage contribution, where the full-bridge cells include a bypass switch controllable to bypass the corresponding energy storage element, and when a phase-to-ground fault occurs the cell switches are blocked and the bypass switches activated with a delay in relation to the blocking.. . ... Abb Inc

07/26/18 / #20180212438

Charging system for electric vehicles

A charging system for electric vehicles is disclosed, which includes at least one charging port with an interface for power exchange with at least one electric vehicle, and at least one power converter for converting power from a power source such as a power grid to a suitable format for charging the vehicle. The power converter can be at a remote location from the charging port, such as a separate room, and/or a separate building.. ... Abb Inc

07/26/18 / #20180212071

Junction barrier schottky diode with enhanced surge current capability

A semiconductor power rectifier with increased surge current capability is described, which has a semiconductor layer having a first main side and a second main side opposite to the first main side. The semiconductor layer includes a drift layer having a first conductivity type, at least one pilot region having a second conductivity type different from the first conductivity type, a plurality of stripe-shaped emitter regions having the second conductivity type, and a transition region having the second conductivity type, wherein the at least one pilot region has in any lateral direction parallel to the first main side a width of at least 200 μm and is formed adjacent to the first main side to form a first p-n junction with the drift layer, each emitter region is formed adjacent to the first main side form a second p-n junction with the drift layer, and the transition region is formed adjacent to the first main side to form a third p-n junction with the drift layer. ... Abb Inc

07/26/18 / #20180208414

Conveying apparatus and transmitting system

The present disclosure provides a conveying apparatus and a transmitting system. The conveying apparatus includes: a magnetic rack movable along a first direction, having a plurality of magnetic rack magnetic teeth arranged in the first direction, adjacent ones of the magnetic rack magnetic teeth having different polarities; at least one first magnetic gear rotatable about at least one first axis, respectively, wherein each first magnetic gear has a plurality of first magnetic gear magnetic teeth and adjacent ones of the first magnetic gear magnetic teeth have different polarities; at least one second magnetic gear rotatable about at least one second axis, wherein each second magnetic gear has a plurality of second magnetic gear magnetic teeth and adjacent ones of the second magnetic gear magnetic teeth have different polarities; wherein: at least one first magnetic gear, in combination with at least one second magnetic gear, forms at least one magnetic gear set, respectively; the magnetic rack and second magnetic gear may magnetically engage in a non-contact state with different first magnetic gear teeth of the first magnetic gear belonging to the same magnetic gear set via the magnetic rack magnetic teeth and the second magnetic gear teeth, respectively; and when the at least one second magnetic gear is used as a driving gear to output power, the power may be transmitted to the magnetic rack through at least one first magnetic gear so as to move it along the first direction.. ... Abb Inc

07/26/18 / #20180207640

Methods and devices for sample analysis

Methods for detecting target analytes utilizing an array of wells are advantageous for detection of low concentrations of target analytes. Use of an array of wells requires sealing of the wells. ... Abb Inc

07/19/18 / #20180204913

Flat gate commutated thyristor

The invention relates to a turn-off power semiconductor device comprising a plurality of thyristor cells, each thyristor cell comprising a cathode region; a base layer; a drift layer; an anode layer; a gate electrode which is arranged lateral to the cathode region in contact with the base layer; a cathode electrode; and an anode electrode. Interfaces between the cathode regions and the cathode electrodes as well as interfaces between the base layers and the gate electrodes of the plurality of thyristor cells are flat and coplanar. ... Abb Inc

07/19/18 / #20180203044

Accessory device for low or medium voltage electric equipment

The invention relates to an accessory device assembly for low or medium voltage electric applications. The accessory device includes a casing and electronic means including one or more current flowing in an electric cable. ... Abb Inc

07/19/18 / #20180202962

Analyte measurement devices and systems, and components and methods related thereto

A modular analyte measurement system having a replaceable strip port module is provided to permit contaminated modules to be replaced. Some aspects of the present disclosure related to barriers for strip ports or the sealing of strip ports and/or analyte measurement devices to maintain a clean strip port and/or enable the strip port to be cleaned for reuse. ... Abb Inc

07/19/18 / #20180199890

System, device and method of dynamic glucose profile response to physiological parameters

Method, device and system for providing consistent and reliable glucose response information to physiological changes and/or activities is provided to improve glycemic control and health management.. . ... Abb Inc

07/19/18 / #20180199865

Method and device for determining elapsed sensor life

Methods and systems for determining elapsed sensor life in medical systems, and more specifically continuous analyte monitoring systems.. . ... Abb Inc

07/19/18 / #20180199862

Methods, devices, and systems related to analyte monitoring

Generally, methods, devices, and systems related to analyte monitoring and data logging are provided—e.g., as related to in vivo analyte monitoring devices and systems. In some aspects, methods, devices, and systems are provided that relate to enable related settings based on an expected use of an in vivo positioned sensor; logging or otherwise recording analyte levels acquired or derived—e.g., sample analyte levels more frequently than they are logged or otherwise recorded in memory; dynamically adjust the data logging frequency; randomly determine times of acquiring or storing analyte levels from the in-vivo positioned analyte sensors; and enable recording related settings when the system is operable.. ... Abb Inc

07/19/18 / #20180199813

Systems, devices, and methods for monitoring medical devices

Systems, devices, and methods are provided that allow the monitoring of analyte levels within analyte monitoring systems. The analyte monitoring systems can be in vivo systems and can include a sensor control device with a sensor and accompanying circuitry, as well as a relay device for communicating with the sensor control device and a reader device.. ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198328

Electric machine

. . The electric machine comprises a rotor, a stator surrounding the rotor and a support structure. The stator has a longitudinal centre axis and is supported on the support structure with support elements. ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198263

Electric load center

An electrical load center for residential and commercial buildings includes an enclosure, a cover assembly, and a panelboard. The panelboard includes an insulated base, first and second bus bars, each of the first and second bus bars having an elongated main member, a plurality of connecting members, each of which is integrally formed from an edge of the main member, and a plurality of conducting members integrally formed from each of the connecting members. ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197704

Disconnector and manufacturing method

A disconnector (100) and a method for manufacturing the disconnector (100) are disclosed. The disconnector (100) includes conductive arms (110) pivotally coupled with each other, and finger contacts (111). ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197683

Method of manufacturing a capacitive electrical device

A method of manufacturing a capacitive electrical device is disclosed. The method includes a) bonding a first electrical insulation film with a second electrical insulation film to obtain a single electrical insulation film that has a larger surface area than any of the first electrical insulation film and the second electrical insulation film has alone, b) providing a conductive layer onto the single electrical insulation film, and c) winding the single electrical insulation film and the conductive layer around a shaft to obtain a layer of the single electrical insulation film and a layer of the conductive layer wound onto the shaft, thereby forming the capacitive electrical device.. ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197628

Systems, devices, and methods for experiential medication dosage calculations

Systems, devices, and methods for detecting, measuring and classifying meals for an individual based on analyte measurements are described. These results and related information can be presented to the individual to show the individual which meals are causing the most severe analyte response. ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196072

Ellagic acid formulations for use in coagulation assays

The present invention relates to ellagic acid formulations for performing coagulation assays that are highly stable for long term storage and reduce assay time. Particularly, aspects of the present invention are directed to a composition and method of preparing ellagic acid in a highly soluble format for use in a coagulation assay. ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196065

Novel assay to detect human periostin

This disclosure provides a robust, sensitive, and specific assay for the detection and measurement of periostin levels in samples obtained from human patients having, or suspected of having an il-13-mediated disease or disorder. The disclosure further provides novel antiperiostin monoclonal antibodies that recognize at least isoforms 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, and 8 of human periostin, and assay kits comprising one or more of these antibodies.. ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195118

Systems and methods for detection of genomic copy number changes

The present invention relates to systems and methods for detecting genomic copy number changes. In particular, the present invention relates to next generation sequencing methods for detection of copy number changes.. ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194862

Bispecific binding proteins

The present disclosure provides bispecific proteins that bind to two antigens, as well as their compositions, uses, and methods of making.. . ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194861

Igm- or ige-modified binding proteins and uses thereof

Engineered binding proteins comprising a modified constant region, such as an igg constant region modified to contain a ch2 domain from an igm, a ch2 domain from an ige, or a variant thereof, are disclosed. The binding proteins can be multispecific, including bi-, tri-, and tetra-specific constructs. ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194855

Anti-ox40 antibodies and their uses

The present disclosure provides novel anti-ox40 antibodies, compositions including the antibodies, nucleic acids encoding the antibodies, and methods of making and using the same.. . ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194721

Difluoroalkylcyclopropyl amino acids and esters, and syntheses thereof

The invention provides methods of synthesizing compounds in an asymmetric or enantioenriched fashion, wherein the compounds are useful intermediates in the synthesis of viral protease inhibitors.. . ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193605

Catheter assembly for delivering a medical device

Catheter assembly for delivering an implant including an outer tubular member, an inner shaft member, and a pusher assembly. The outer tubular member defines an outer tubular member lumen and includes an inner layer, a reinforcement layer, a middle layer, and an outer layer. ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193498

Inductive heating systems and methods of controlling the same to reduce biological carryover

Inductive heating systems and method of controlling the same to reduce biological carryover are disclosed herein. An example system includes an induction heater including a tank circuit. ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180192963

Model based variable risk false glucose threshold alarm prevention mechanism

Methods of determining when to activate an analyte, e.g. Glucose, related alarm, such as a hypoglycemia alarm, of a continuous analyte monitor is provided. ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180192959

Expandable member for an electrophysiology catheter

Expandable electrophysiology catheters having electrodes mounted on splines of an expandable member are described. The splines of the expandable member include subsegments between a proximal location and a distal intersection at a central axis. ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180192932

Lyotropic liquid crystal coated analyte monitoring device and methods of use

Analyte sensor assemblies comprising: an electrochemical sensor for determining a concentration of an analyte and an electrochemical sensor control unit. The electrochemical sensor comprising a working electrode having a sensing layer and a non-crosslinked cubic phase lyotropic liquid crystal membrane disposed over the sensing layer, the sensing layer comprising an analyte-responsive enzyme, and a counter electrode in communication with the working electrode. ... Abb Inc

07/12/18 / #20180192927

Analyte monitoring and management device and method to analyze the frequency of user interaction with the device

Methods and devices to monitor the level of at least one analyte are provided.. . ... Abb Inc

07/05/18 / #20180191287

System having electrical machine and controller

A unique system may include a power absorber; an electrical machine coupled to the power absorber and operative to supply mechanical power to the power absorber; a drive coupled to the electrical machine and operative to supply electrical power to drive the electrical machine; and a controller communicatively coupled to the drive. The controller may be configured to execute program instructions to selectively vary a control voltage while maintaining a given torque output of the electrical machine, and to determine, based on varying the control voltage, a minimum current required for the electrical machine to maintain the given torque output.. ... Abb Inc

07/05/18 / #20180191241

A method for correcting effect of saturation in current transformer and an intelligent electronic device therefor

A method for generating corrected measured current in an intelligent electronic device (ied) that is a true representation of primary current in an electrical network is disclosed. The method uses regression and a first threshold on measured sampled values from ct to detect a deviation instance that indicates a possibility of saturation. ... Abb Inc

07/05/18 / #20180191216

Rotor for electric machine and electric machine comprising the same

A rotor for an electric machine, the rotor including a rotor core having an outer portion and an inner portion located closer to the rotation axis of the rotor core than the outer portion. The outer portion is connected to the inner portion through a plurality of spokes, and the rotor core is adapted to be connected to a rotor shaft by a shrink fit. ... Abb Inc

07/05/18 / #20180191197

Systems and methods for performing building energy management

A method for performing energy management for a building includes generating a stack of energy loads representative of a plurality of building energy loads. The energy loads are prioritized from highest priority energy loads to lowest priority energy loads. ... Abb Inc

07/05/18 / #20180191160

Small grid load control

A microgrid is disclosed which includes a number of electrical loads and a number of potential grid forming sources. The potential grid forming sources can include an electrical grid, photovoltaic (pv) system, energy storage system, and a generator, among potential others. ... Abb Inc

07/05/18 / #20180191142

Method of building an insulation system around a naked conductor section of a power cable

A method of building an insulation system around a naked conductor section of a power cable. The insulation system includes an inner semiconducting layer arranged around the conductor, an insulation layer arranged around the inner semiconducting layer, and an outer semiconducting layer arranged around the insulation layer. ... Abb Inc

07/05/18 / #20180190453

Particle extraction system for an interrupter

A particle extraction system for an electrical interrupter is disclosed in the present application. The particle extraction system includes a support bay configured to hold an electrical interrupter in position during a particle extraction event. ... Abb Inc

07/05/18 / #20180188230

Devices and methods for sample analysis

Methods, devices, and systems for analyte analysis using a nanopore are disclosed. The methods, devices, and systems utilize a first and a second binding member that each specifically bind to an analyte in a biological sample. ... Abb Inc

07/05/18 / #20180188187

Inspection system for inspecting an internal component of a machine

An inspection system for inspecting an internal component of a machine includes a remote controlled vehicle constructed to fit inside a desired portion of the machine; a controller operative to control an operation of the remote controlled vehicle; a tether coupled to the controller and to the remote controlled vehicle, wherein the tether is operative to transmit control signals from the controller to the remote controlled vehicle; and an imaging device extending from a front portion of the remote controlled vehicle and operative to view the internal component. The imaging device has a flexible articulating tip spaced apart from the front portion of the body.. ... Abb Inc

07/05/18 / #20180188184

Object multi-perspective inspection apparatus and method therefor

It is therefore an objective to provide an object multi-perspective inspection apparatus and a method therefor. The apparatus includes an image capture device; an inspection site and at least two reflection devices, being arranged for reflecting simultaneously to the image capture device at least two different side views of the object located in the inspection site; wherein: the image capture device has a field of view including the at least two different side views of the reflection. ... Abb Inc

07/05/18 / #20180186889

Anti-cd40 antibodies and their uses

The present disclosure provides novel anti-cd40 antibodies, compositions including the new antibodies, nucleic acids encoding the antibodies, and methods of making and using the same.. . ... Abb Inc

07/05/18 / #20180186805

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-trifluoroethyl)pyrrolidine-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

07/05/18 / #20180186072

Method and system for manufacturing an article

A method for manufacturing an article includes initiating additive manufacturing of the article, and forming a portion of the article using an additive manufacturing process on an additive manufacturing system. The additive manufacturing process may be paused, and a procedure may be performed on the article. ... Abb Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185287

Formulation obtained from a powder mixture comprising an inorganic pigment

A solid dosage form having a matrix with at least one active compound dispersed homogeneously in the matrix, which is obtainable by melting a powder mixture, wherein the powder mixture comprises at least one thermoplastic binder and a combination of highly disperse silica and at least one inorganic pigment, is described. The co-use of the highly disperse silica and the inorganic pigments leads to better flow properties of the powder mixture, has the effect of a faster release of the active compound from the dosage forms obtained, and imparts a visually pleasing appearance to the dosage forms. ... Abb Inc

07/05/18 / #20180184955

Portable clinical analysis system for hematocrit 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

07/05/18 / #20180184954

Method and apparatus for improving lag correction during in vivo measurement of analyte concentration with analyte concentration variability and range data

Methods, devices, and systems are provided for correcting lag in measurements of analyte concentration level in interstitial fluid. The invention includes receiving a signal representative of sensor data from an analyte monitoring system related to an analyte level measured over time, computing rates of change of the sensor data for a time period of the sensor data, computing a rate distribution of the rates of change, transforming the rate distribution into a linear arrangement, determining a best-fit line for the transformed rate distribution, computing a slope of the best-fit line; and using the slope of the best-fit line as a representation of a variability of the analyte level to adjust an amount of lag correction applied to the sensor data. ... Abb Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183229

A passive electronic fuse for protecting a dc application

A passive electronic fuse for protecting a dc application in the event of a fault includes a first leg including a first winding of a mutual inductor and a switch device connected in series, a second leg including a second winding of the mutual inductor. The first leg and the second leg are connected in parallel and a self-inductance of the second winding is lower than a self-inductance of the first winding. ... Abb Inc








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