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 new patent  Improved contention mechanism for access to random resource units in an 802.11 channel

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . In an 802.11ax network with an access point, a trigger frame offers random resource units to nodes for data uplink communication to the access point. To dynamically adapt the contention mechanism used by the nodes to access the random resource units, the ap updates a correcting tbd parameter at each new txop and includes the updated adjusting parameter in the trigger frame for the next txop. ... Ca Inc

 new patent  Base station signaling in a wireless network

A first base station may communicate with a second base station regarding a wireless device and handover. The first base station may send the wireless device's configuration to the second base station, and may receive, from the second base station, configuration parameters of carriers associated with the wireless device. ... Ca Inc

 new patent  Access management to multi-user uplink random resource units by a plurality of bsss

A physical access point (ap) manages a plurality of bss groups through virtual aps. The ap periodically sends beacon frames informing of the profile of each bss of the plurality of bsss. ... Ca Inc

 new patent  Received signal strength transformation method to achieve better indoor radio frequency localization

A method for localizing a mobile device in a physical space based on radio signals received from transmitters in the physical space includes a step of transforming a received signal strength vector to produce a transformed received signal strength vector. Sequence based localization is performed on the transformed rss vector with a different ideal sequence centroid table.. ... Ca Inc

 new patent  Projection apparatus and control method therefor

A projection apparatus includes a projection unit configured to project an image, an operation receiving unit configured to receive an operation, and a control unit configured to control the projection unit. The control unit controls the projection unit to project a first adjustment image for selecting a position to be subjected to an adjustment of the image to be projected by the projection unit. ... Ca Inc

 new patent  Image capturing apparatus and moving object

An image capturing apparatus that includes a first and second image sensors each including pixel array and a driving unit, the driving units perform first driving, in a first period, such that a signal based on a light from non-irradiated object is held in a first signal holding unit of each of the first and second image sensors, second driving, in a second period, such that a signal based on a light from irradiated object is held in a second signal holding unit of the first image sensor, and third driving, in a third period, such that a signal based on a light from irradiated object is held in a second signal holding unit of the second image sensor, the third period including a period which does not overlap the second period.. . ... Ca Inc

 new patent  Image capturing apparatus and control method of the same

An image capturing apparatus comprises a detection unit configured to detect a touch operation performed on a display unit that is arranged out of a viewfinder, and a control unit configured to perform control such that, in a case where an object image is visible via the viewfinder, in accordance with detection of a start of touching at a first position on the display unit by the detection unit, the display unit displays that an item at the first position was touched, and in accordance with a touch position movement operation that satisfies a predetermined condition being performed after the first position was touched, an in-finder display unit that is visible via the viewfinder displays that a setting of a predetermined setting item is changed according to movement of a touch position from the first position.. . ... Ca Inc

 new patent  Image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup element, an optical filter, a filter driver configured to insert and to eject the optical filter into and from an optical path between the optical system and the image sensor, and a controller configured to search for an in-focus position based on the image pickup signal and to control a position of the focus lens based on a result of a search. The controller determines whether the focus lens is to move by a first amount after the optical filter moves from one of the position on the optical path and the position outside the optical path to the other, and before the search starts, based on a difference between an in-focus position when the optical filter is disposed on the optical path and an in-focus position when the optical filter is not disposed on the optical path.. ... Ca Inc

 new patent  Client device, system, information processing method, and recording medium

There provided is a client device including a first change unit for changing authentication information from individual authentication information to common authentication information, which is authentication information commonly used by each client device, in a case where a transmission of first operation information is failed due to an authentication error, and a second transmission unit for transmitting second operation information to the server device by using the common authentication information changed by the first change unit.. . ... Ca Inc

 new patent  Image processing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and storage medium

An image processing apparatus receives a number of pages to be included in one file from a user, and reads an original. The image communication apparatus divides image data of the read original at each set of the received number of pages, and creates a file including the image data for each division of the divided image data.. ... Ca Inc

 new patent  Image forming apparatus, and method for controlling image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus that shifts to a power saving state, includes a printing unit, a printing control unit configured to control the printing unit, and a power supply unit configured to supply power to the printing control unit when the image forming apparatus returns from the power saving state, wherein the printing control unit, to which power is supplied by the power supply unit, executes initialization of the printing unit in a case where a printing screen for performing a printing function is set as a initial screen to be displayed when the image forming apparatus returns from the power saving state, and wherein the printing control unit does not execute initialization of the printing unit in a case where a selection screen for selecting the printing function is set as a initial screen to be displayed when the image forming apparatus returns from the power saving state.. . ... Ca Inc

 new patent  Image forming apparatus, method for controlling image forming apparatus, and storage medium

An image forming apparatus including a universal serial bus (usb) device interface further includes a detection unit, a first selection unit, and a control unit. The detection unit detects a factor for shifting the image forming apparatus to a power saving state. ... Ca Inc

 new patent  Image processing apparatus, control method of image processing apparatus, and storage medium

An image processing apparatus includes a first detection unit that detects occurrence of a maintenance event, a receiving unit that receives a display instruction of a maintenance method corresponding to the maintenance event from a user, a display control unit that displays a first maintenance screen including an image illustrating the maintenance method and an instruction of opening a cover and exposing a portion where the maintenance event occurred and displays a second maintenance screen including an image illustrating the maintenance method and an instruction of opening the cover when occurrence of the maintenance event is not detected.. . ... Ca Inc

 new patent  Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium

An mfp receives destination information indicating a folder in a file server from a user and can register the destination information in an address book, and the mfp determines whether a connection with a file server using the destination information can be established after destination information is received but before the destination information is registered in the address book, and notifies a user of a determination result.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198913

 new patent  System for enabling call center interactive display responses

An interactive display response (idr) system and a non-transitory computer readable medium. The idr system includes an interactive display server (ids), wherein the ids is configured to: establish a data session with an interactive display application (ida) installed on a mobile device, wherein the data session is established when a call is placed, via the mobile device, with a call center that is subscribed to provide idr services; obtain, from the call center, a link to a data to be displayed via the ida; and send, to the mobile device, the link to the data to be displayed on the mobile device; wherein the ida is configured to determine whether the call center is subscribed to provide idr services, wherein the ida is further configured to send the results of the determination to the ids.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198870

 new patent  Information processing apparatus, method for controlling the same, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, and information processing system

This invention provides, for each apparatus, one communication control unit that generically controls communication between a relay server and a communication client or a communication server in each apparatus. More specifically, each communication control unit creates a communication socket that designates a predetermined port and an ip address indicating a local apparatus, and exchanges data between the communication server and the communication client via the communication socket, adjusting and relaying communication data between http and the communication protocol of each of the communication server and the communication client.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198798

 new patent  Modulation analysis and distortion identification

An apparatus, method, computer readable medium, and system are provided to determine whether a non-linear signal impairment is present in a network communication channel. For instance, a computing device may transmit equalization coefficients to a user device to modify future signals generated by the user device. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198772

 new patent  Trusted communication session and content delivery

Methods and systems for configuring a network are disclosed. An example method can comprise receiving a first token and an encryption key from a first device. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198769

 new patent  System and method for administering cooperative synthetic identities

According to another embodiment of the disclosure, a method includes receiving, from an analyzing entity, a request for first cooperative synthetic identity information. The first cooperative synthetic identity information request comprises a first case identifier and a first original identifier. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198726

 new patent  Qos management for multi-user and single user edca transmission mode in wireless networks

A communication method in a communication network comprising a plurality of nodes, at least one node comprising a plurality of traffic queues for serving data traffic at different priorities, each traffic queue being associated with a respective queue backoff value computed from respective queue contention parameters having first and second values in, respectively, a first and a second contention modes, obtaining quality of service requirements of data stored in a traffic queue of the node; checking whether the quality of service requirements can be fulfilled when accessing the communication channel using the second contention mode; if the requirements cannot be fulfilled as the result of the checking, disabling access to resource units provided by the other node within one or more transmission opportunities granted to the other node on the communication channel; and transmitting data stored in the traffic queue using the first contention mode.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198636

 new patent  Enabling chat sessions

Methods, systems, computer readable media, and apparatuses for enabling chat sessions are presented. In response to detecting that a first user is viewing a first program, a chat invitation may be automatically transmitted to a second user. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198532

 new patent  Light-emitting apparatus, imaging apparatus, information transmission system and information transmission method

To easily capture the light emission position of a light-emitting apparatus on the imaging apparatus side, even when the positional relationship of the two changes. A mobile device detects its own speed, and an led within the mobile device accomplishes light emission in accordance with any out of a first light emission pattern, a second light emission pattern and a third light emission pattern so that the light emission cycle becomes shorter the faster the speed of the mobile device. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198491

 new patent  Wireless communication system, communication apparatus, and communication method

A wireless communication system includes a first antenna, a second antenna with an orientation relative to the first antenna that is changeable around a predetermined axis, and a communication control unit that controls wireless communication based on electric field coupling between the first antenna and the second antenna. The first antenna includes a first electrode including a bored portion, where the predetermined axis passes through an inside of the bored portion. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198490

 new patent  Wireless communication system

A wireless communication system includes a first communication apparatus including a first antenna and a second antenna, a second communication apparatus including a third antenna and a fourth antenna, a first communication control unit that controls wireless communication based on electric field coupling or magnetic field coupling between the first antenna and the third antenna, and a second communication control unit that controls wireless communication based on electric field coupling or magnetic field coupling between the second antenna and the fourth antenna.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198462

 new patent  Barrel compactor system, method and device

A packet processing system having a barrel compactor that extracts a desired data subset from an input dataset (e.g. An incoming packet). ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198384

 new patent  Vibration-based energy harvester with strain optimised topology

An apparatus is provided for harvesting energy from mechanical vibrations with an improved power output. The apparatus comprises a frame (22), a first member (20) comprising a piezoelectric material, a cantilever beam (26) and an electrode. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198322

 new patent  Wireless power transfer device and method with dual-frequency operation

A method and device for wireless power transfer provide the ability for concurrent power transfer on two widely separated bands. A wireless power transmitting device includes two coils respectively configured for transmission at two separate wireless power transmission frequencies. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198315

 new patent  Power supply apparatus

A power supply apparatus includes a power supply unit that wirelessly supplies power to an electronic apparatus, a communication unit that performs a wireless communication with the electronic apparatus, and a control unit that controls a timing for switching a communication process performed by the communication unit and a power supply process performed by the power supply unit.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198065

 new patent  Decomposable s-tetrazine based polymers for single walled carbon nanotube applications

A process for purifying semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes (sc-swcnts) extracted with a conjugated polymer, the process comprising exchanging the conjugated polymer with an s-tetrazine based polymer in a processed sc-swcnt dispersion that comprises the conjugated polymer associated with the sc-swcnts. The process can be used for production of thin film transistors. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197907

 new patent  Solid-state imaging device and imaging system

A disclosed embodiment includes a first pixel including a photoelectric converter and a first transistor that transfers charges generated in the photoelectric converter to a first node, wherein the first pixel outputs a first signal based on a voltage of the first node, a second pixel including a second transistor that supplies a constant voltage to a second node, wherein the second pixel outputs a second signal based on a voltage of the second node, and a control line connected to the first transistor and the second transistor, wherein a capacitance value of a capacitance component coupled to the second node is greater than a capacitance value of a capacitance component coupled to the first node.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197814

 new patent  Electronic circuit and camera

An electronic circuit includes a generating circuit for generating a first group of signals and a second group of signals, and a transmission path for transmitting the first group of signals and the second group of signals. The first group of signals are composed of signals synchronized with a first edge that is one of the rising edge and the falling edge of a reference clock, and the second group of signals are composed of signals synchronized with a second edge that is the other of the rising edge and falling edge. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197763

 new patent  Substrate alignment detection using circumferentially extending timing pattern

Apparatus and method for aligning a rotatable substrate to a support mechanism to write a feature to the substrate, and a substrate so configured. In some embodiments, the substrate has a circumferentially extending timing pattern with spaced apart first and second timing marks disposed on opposing sides of a center point of the timing pattern and an identification (id) field that stores a unique identifier value associated with the substrate. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197703

 new patent  Flip switch timer decorator switch clip

A clip member that attaches to the actuator of a flip switch timer for a toggle switch to allow the flip switch timer to actuate a decorator switch between on and off positions. The clip member may include a connector or fastener including a pair of arms having clips for engaging a slot on the actuator. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197651

 new patent  Electrical conductors having increased current carrying capacity

A cable includes a conductor core having a periphery. The conductor core includes a plurality of core wires and a plurality of conductive fillers. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197628

 new patent  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. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197617

 new patent  Error characterization and mitigation for 16nm mlc nand flash memory under total ionizing dose effect

A data device includes a memory having a plurality of memory cells configured to store data values in accordance with a predetermined rank modulation scheme that is optional and a memory controller that receives a current error count from an error decoder of the data device for one or more data operations of the flash memory device and selects an operating mode for data scrubbing in accordance with the received error count and a program cycles count.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197514

 new patent  Keyboard device and keyboard instrument

A keyboard device includes a plurality of hammer members provided corresponding to a plurality of keys, whereby each hammer member applies an action load to a depressed key by rotating in conjunction with the key, and a key load applying member which applies a key load to the key by the hammer member coming in contact therewith when the hammer member is rotated, in which the key load applying member is singly provided corresponding to the plurality of keys, and a first portion of the key load applying member corresponding to a first key and a second portion of the key load applying member corresponding to a second key are different in at least one of thickness, level of elasticity, and level of viscosity.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197489

 new patent  Liquid crystal driving apparatus, image display apparatus, liquid crystal driving method, and liquid crystal driving program

A liquid crystal driving apparatus includes a driver configured to form a gradation in the pixel based on each gradation value in the plurality of sub-frame image data by sequentially controlling an application of a first voltage and an application of a second voltage lower than the first voltage for the plurality of pixels in each of a plurality of sub-field periods contained in one frame period. Where an input gradation value is defined as the gradation value of the input frame image data, the image data generator generates a first sub-frame image data having a first gradation value higher than the input gradation value and a second sub-frame image data having a second gradation value lower than the input gradation value as at least the plurality of sub-frame image data.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197402

 new patent  Safety automation system and method of operation

A safety automation system (20) for an occupiable structure and method of operation includes a plurality of detection devices (30) to facilitate the detection of a hazard condition and output a hazard detected signal to a computing management system (44) that may be a cloud computing system. The management system includes a computer processor (46), and a computer readable storage medium (48) capable of generating various notifications to a mobile user interface device (32).. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197398

 new patent  Dynamically managing premises management traffic

Systems and methods for dynamic communication and control of devices associated with a premises are disclosed. The systems and methods may include receiving first status information by a device associated with a premises; determining a priority condition based at least on the first status information; transmitting the first status information including a first differentiated services code point indicative of the priority condition; and transmitting second status information including a second differentiated services code point indicative of the normal condition.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197324

 new patent  Virtual viewpoint setting apparatus, setting method, and storage medium

The present invention improves convenience in setting a path for a virtual camera. A setting method of a virtual viewpoint relating to a virtual viewpoint video image includes displaying, on a display, a gui image representing a first common image capturing area in which image capturing areas of a plurality of first cameras belonging to a first camera group overlap one another and a second common image capturing area in which image capturing areas of a plurality of second cameras belonging to a second camera group overlap one another so as to a user recognize them respectively, and setting a parameter relating to the virtual viewpoint based on a user input that is obtained after displaying the gui image.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197308

 new patent  Information processing apparatus and method of controlling the same

An information processing apparatus inputs a plurality of detected features that are detected from an image or three-dimensional data, holds a plurality of features of a physical space as a plurality of held features in association with availabilities in a calculation of a position/orientation of an apparatus that obtained the image or the three-dimensional data, decides spatial locations of the held features in the image or the three-dimensional data, and decides, based on the availabilities of the held features existing in a vicinity of one detected feature out of the plurality of detected features at the locations, a state of usage of the one detected feature in the position/orientation calculation.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197307

 new patent  Information processing apparatus and method of controlling the same

An information processing apparatus has a hold unit for holding a plurality of features of a physical space as a plurality of held features, each of the plurality of held features being related with a position in a first image captured by an image capturing apparatus at a first time, and information of an availability for a position/orientation calculation of the image capturing apparatus. The information processing apparatus associates a plurality of detected features, which are detected in a second image captured by the image capturing apparatus at a second time after the first time, with the plurality of held features, and, based on the availabilities related with the associated held features, adjusts a detected feature, among the plurality of detected features, to be used in the calculation of the position/orientation of the image capturing apparatus.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197283

 new patent  Subject information processing apparatus and image display method

There are provided a subject information processing apparatus suitable for acquiring a moving image by consecutively receiving acoustic waves from an observation target subject region and an image display method. First combined image data is generated by combining at least two of i-th image data to (i+m)-th image data (i+m<n, where i and m are natural numbers) out of n pieces of image data based on electrical signals acquired when a probe detects the acoustic waves respectively at n positions (n is 3 or a larger integer) at different relative positions to the subject. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197249

 new patent  Mobile insurance platform system

A mobile insurance architecture includes a wireless communication interface that connects mobile client devices to wireless networks. An insurance server cluster that includes a group of independent network servers operates and appears to mobile client devices as if the group of independent network servers were a single computer server. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197222

 new patent  Vehicle purchasing tools

A system for providing a vehicle purchasing tool is disclosed. The system may include one or more memory devices storing software instructions. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197165

 new patent  Systems and methods for providing manufacturer-based financial service accounts

The disclosed embodiments include a mobile client device for providing real-time manufacturer-based financing. In one embodiment, the mobile device is configured to receive a product code associated with a manufacturer product offered for sale at a merchant location. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197164

 new patent  Systems and methods for providing manufacturer-based financial service accounts

The disclosed embodiments include a mobile client device for providing real-time manufacturer-based financing. In one embodiment, the mobile device is configured to receive a product code associated with a manufacturer product offered for sale at a merchant location. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197077

 new patent  Neuromorphic network

Disclosed herein is a neuromorphic percolating network (100). The network comprises a substrate (102) having at least two electrical contacts (104a, 104b); a plurality of nanoparticles (106, 108, 100) distributed on the substrate (102), at least some of the nanoparticles positioned between at least two of the at least two electrical contacts, the surface coverage of the nanoparticles within a tolerance of a percolation threshold; and at least one memristive element (116) located at least partially in a gap between nanoparticles, or groups of nanoparticles, that are not otherwise directly connected to each other, the memristive element(s) at least partially providing at least one persistent pathway (118,120) of increased activity. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197035

 new patent  Systems and methods for encoding image files containing depth maps stored as metadata

Systems and methods for storing images synthesized from light field image data and metadata describing the images in electronic files in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment includes a processor and memory containing an encoding application and light field image data, where the light field image data comprises a plurality of low resolution images of a scene captured from different viewpoints. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196964

 new patent  Secure intelligent networked architecture with dynamic feedback

Provided herein are exemplary systems and methods including the generation of a superior strategy for deployment to real time actual conditions with dynamic feedback to the secure intelligent networked architecture in order for adjustments to be made to the strategy being deployed to the real time actual conditions and the learned generation of subsequent strategies.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196962

 new patent  System and method for analyzing cooperative synthetic identities

According to another embodiment of the disclosure, a method includes determining a first original identifier. The original identifier uniquely identifies a first original identity. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196961

 new patent  System and method for managing cooperative synthetic identities for privacy protection through identity obfuscation and synthesis

According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a method includes receiving, from a first requestor, a request to create a cooperative synthetic identity case for an original identity. The method includes determining whether a cooperative synthetic identity case has already been created for the original identity. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196950

 new patent  System and method of generating and validating encapsulated cryptographic tokens based on multiple digital signatures

Functional data for use in one or more digital transactions are secured by using an encapsulated security token (est). In certain embodiments, the est is created by encapsulating digital data including the functional data using at least two cryptographic systems of two parties. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196823

 new patent  Information source agent systems and methods for distributed data storage and management using content signatures

Information source agent systems and methods for distributed content storage and management using content signatures that use file identicality properties are provided. A data management system is provided that includes a content engine for managing the storage of file content, a content signature generator that generates a unique content signature for a file processed by the content engine, a content signature comparator that compares content signatures and a content signature repository that stores content signatures. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196687

 new patent  Adaptive data modeling

Communication between virtual and physical management tools can be hindered as new features or data are added to virtual network management tools which are incompatible with older versions of traditional network management software. To maintain compatibility with older software, a virtual network manager stores version compatibility numbers for data within an entity inventory. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196685

 new patent  Key service for managing network components

To effectively manage virtualized components, a virtual network manager aggregates components into entities and maintains an entity inventory that indicates available resources within a virtual network. However, aggregating components into entities and managing the entity inventory as components come on/offline can be computationally intensive. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196641

 new patent  Random number generating apparatus

A random, number generating apparatus includes a first ring oscillator and a second ring oscillator, each having a quantity of delay elements different from, the other, a signal output unit, a selecting unit, a logic circuit, and a random signal output unit. The signal output unit receives a first signal output from the first ring oscillator and a second signal output from, the second ring oscillator and outputs the first signal or the second signal. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196627

 new patent  Data processing apparatus, control method, and storage medium

A data processing apparatus to acquire a job from an external apparatus via a network and process the job includes a storage unit, a selection unit, and a processing unit. The job includes a data and setting information to process the data. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196626

 new patent  Printing apparatus, method for controlling the same, and storage medium

A printing apparatus includes an accepting unit configured to accept one of a first setting and a second setting, the first setting indicating that another print job managed by the management unit is to be executed while leaving an execution of the print job interrupted, and the second setting indicating that execution of the print job is to be canceled, and a control unit configured to, when the first setting is made in a case where a job interruption event occurs during execution of a print job, execute another print job managed by the management unit while leaving the execution of the print job interrupted, or to, when the second setting is made in a case where a job interruption event occurs during execution of a print job, cancel the execution of the print job.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196613

 new patent  Information processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium

Data stored in a hard disk drive (hdd) is processed to generate cache data to be stored in a random access memory (ram). If a data access request is received from an application and valid cache data corresponding to the access request is present in the ram, response data is acquired from the ram, without accessing the hdd, and the response data is transmitted to the source of the access request. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196585

 new patent  Systems and methods for tracking and interacting with zones in 3d space

Systems and methods are provided for automatically controlling a physical device. A tracking system monitors the locations of multiple physical objects, and their respective locations are updated in a virtual environment. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196461

 new patent  Information processing apparatus

Supply of a first clock signal used in an interface part of each of a plurality of slave devices on a ring bus and a second clock signal used in a core part of each of the plurality of slave devices is controlled. The slave device as the target of a request issued from a master device is specified. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196386

 new patent  High-voltage power supply apparatus and image forming apparatus

A controller, which is a high-voltage power supply apparatus, includes: a secondary transfer high-voltage output device including a first high-voltage generator, which is configured to generate a first voltage having a positive voltage value, and a second high-voltage generator, which is connected in series to the first high-voltage generator, and is configured to generate a second voltage, the secondary transfer high-voltage output device being configured to output an output voltage, which is a sum of the first voltage and the second voltage; and a secondary transfer high-voltage control device, which is configured, in a case where the high-voltage power supply apparatus is switched from a state in which the first high-voltage generator is driven to output a first target voltage as the output voltage, to a state in which a second target voltage is output as the output voltage, to perform feedback control on the second voltage.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196380

 new patent  Power supply apparatus and image forming apparatus

The power supply apparatus configured to supply power to a load includes a control unit that corrects a power amount calculated by a power calculation unit based on a first voltage of an ac power supply calculated by a voltage calculation unit when the power amount is calculated, and a second voltage of the ac power supply calculated by the voltage calculation unit when a switching unit is controlled to start power supply to a power supply and a first transformer from the ac power supply.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196378

 new patent  Fixing apparatus

A fixing apparatus includes a guide member that guides a rotating member. The guide member has a contact surface that restricts a position of the guide member with respect to a stay by coming into contact with a surface of the stay on the upstream side in a printing-material conveying direction. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196350

 new patent  Projection exposure apparatus and method for measuring an imaging aberration

A microlithographic projection exposure apparatus (10) includes a projection lens (26) that images an object field (22) arranged in a mask plane (24) onto a substrate (28) during exposure operation of the projection exposure apparatus, and an illumination system (16) that has: an exposure illumination beam path (44) for radiating illumination radiation (14) onto the object field on the illumination side with respect to the mask plane, a measurement illumination beam path (48) for irradiating a measurement structure (54) arranged in the mask plane with the illumination radiation, and a scattering structure (50) arranged on the illumination side with respect to the mask plane and outside the exposure illumination beam path. The measurement illumination beam path extends via the scattering structure and runs rectilinearly between the scattering structure and the mask plane.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196333

 new patent  Shutter apparatus and image capturing apparatus

A shutter apparatus includes a shutter base plate having an opening, a light shield movable between a closed state for closing the opening and an open state for opening the opening, a cam member rotatable in a first angle range, a second angle range, and a third angle range between the first angle range and the second angle range, the cam member that rotates in the third angle range rotating the light shield, a motor configured to drive the cam member, a forcing member configured to force the cam member so as to rotate the cam member from the first angle range to the third angle range, and a restricting member configured to restrict the forcing member from forcing the cam member in at least part of the first angle range.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196256

 new patent  Optical correction arrangement, projection objective having such an optical correction arrangement and microlithographic apparatus having such a projection objective

An optical correction arrangement includes a first and a second correction component arranged in succession along an optical axis. The first and the second correction components are provided with aspherical surface contours which at least approximately add up to zero overall in a zero position of the optical correction arrangement. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196253

 new patent  Optical imaging arrangement with a piezoelectric device

An optical imaging arrangement includes an optical element and a piezoelectric device. The optical element includes an optical element body carrying an optical surface on a front side of the optical element body. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196245

 new patent  High-resolution spectrally selective scanning microscopy of a sample

The invention relates to the high-resolution spectrally selective scanning microscopy of a sample. The sample is excited with illumination radiation in order to emit fluorescence radiation such that the illumination radiation is bundled into an illumination spot in or on the sample. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196243

 new patent  Methods and systems for super-resolution optical imaging using high-index of refraction microspheres and microcylinders

The present invention provides super-resolution optical imaging methods and systems, including: providing a sample to be optically imaged; providing a plurality of microstructures disposed substantially adjacent to a surface of the sample to be optically imaged; and providing a material disposed about the plurality of microstructures; wherein the plurality of microstructures have a first index of refraction; and wherein the material disposed about the plurality of microstructures has a second index of refraction that is substantially less than the first index of refraction of the plurality of microstructures. The plurality of microstructures include one of a plurality of microspheres and a plurality of microcylinders.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196193

 new patent  Micro-plate reader for elisa testing

A micro-plate reader for use with a portable electronic device having a camera includes an opto-mechanical attachment configured to attach/detach to the portable electronic device and includes an array of illumination sources. A slot in the opto-mechanical attachment is dimensioned to receive an optically transparent plate containing an array of wells. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196144

 new patent  Nuclear medicine diagnostic apparatus and calibration method

A nuclear medicine diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes a scintillator configured to be formed of a single crystal and convert a gamma ray into light; a plurality of photodetectors configured to be arranged on different faces or tangents of the scintillator and each of which is configured to output an electric signal in response to incidence of the light resulting from the converting by the scintillator; storage circuitry configured to store, in advance, correspondence information in which each position in the scintillator is associated with a first intensity distribution indicating intensities of the electric signals that are output by the respective photodetectors; and specifying circuitry configured to specify a conversion position in which the gamma ray that is emitted from the subject is converted into the light in the scintillator by using the correspondence information and a second intensity distribution indicating the intensities of the electric signals.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196139

 new patent  System for free-space optical communication and lidar

A system and method are provided that sit at the intersection of high bandwidth mobile communications and light detection and ranging (lidar). The system and method expand on a diverged-beam free space optical system (dbfso) and solves the lidar cost problem by describing a combined lidar/dbfso system. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196138

 new patent  Optical modulating device and system including the same

Provided are an optical modulating device and a system including the optical modulating device. The optical modulating device includes a substrate, and a phase modulator formed on the substrate and including a fabry-perot cavity. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196137

 new patent  Optical modulating device and system employing same

Provided are an optical modulating device and a system employing the same. The optical modulating device includes a phase modulator including a meta surface including a nanoantenna configured to couple light incident on the phase modulator, and including a quantum well layer having a multi-quantum well and configured to modulate a phase of light by modulating a refractive index according to an electrical control, and a reflective layer provided at on the phase modulator opposite to a side of the meta surface of the phase modulator and configured to resonate light coupled through the nanoantenna.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196072

 new patent  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. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196044

 new patent  Use of gut microbiota in the diagnosis and therapeutics of parkinson's disease

Disclosed herein are methods and compositions that can be used to treat and diagnose parkinsonism, for example parkinson's disease, and uses for the same.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196039

 new patent  Nano-enzyme containers for test elements

The present invention relates to a test element for the detection of an analyte comprising an enzyme, wherein the enzyme is incorporated in a nanocapsule.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196000

 new patent  Underfill detection system for a biosensor

A biosensor has an underfill detection system that determines whether a sample of a biological fluid is large enough for an analysis of one or more analytes. The underfill detection system applies an excitation signal to the sample, which generates an output signal in response to the excitation signal. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195997

 new patent  Decomposable s-tetrazine based polymers for single walled carbon nanotube applications

A process for purifying semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes (sc-swcnts) extracted with a conjugated polymer, the process comprising exchanging the conjugated polymer with an s-tetrazine based polymer in a processed sc-swcnt dispersion that comprises the conjugated polymer associated with the sc-swcnts. The process can be used for production of thin film transistors and chemical sensors. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195995

 new patent  Gas sensor for detecting hydrocarbons

A gas sensor includes a housing (22) having disposed therein a membrane electrode assembly comprising a sensing electrode (14), a counter electrode (16), and a solid polymer electrolyte (12) disposed between the sensing electrode and the counter electrode. The sensing electrode comprises a first catalyst comprising noble metal nanoparticles (34). ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195978

 new patent  Method for characterising a part

A method of characterizing a part including obtaining an x-ray tomography image of the part and then a step of correlating the image with a reference wherein the correlation step includes searching among a predefined set of x-ray tomography image transformations for a transformation that minimizes the difference between the image and the reference in order to characterize the inside of the part.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195950

 new patent  Flow cell package and method for making the same

A flow cell package includes first and second surface-modified patterned wafers and a spacer layer. The first surface-modified patterned wafer includes first depressions separated by first interstitial regions, a first functionalized molecule bound to a first silane or silane derivative in at least some of the first depressions, and a first primer grafted to the first functionalized molecule in the at least some of the first depressions. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195858

 new patent  Measurement apparatus for measuring shape of target object, system and manufacturing method

A measurement apparatus includes: a projection optical system; an illumination unit; an imaging unit configured to image a target onto which pattern light has been projected by the projection optical system, thereby capturing a first image of the target by the pattern light reflected by the target; and a processing unit configured to obtain information on the shape of the target. The illumination unit includes light emitters arranged around an optical axis of the projection optical system symmetrically with respect to the optical axis. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195812

 new patent  Heat exchanger with adapter module

A heat exchanger module adapted for being mounted directly to the outer surface of the housing of an automobile system component, such as a transmission or engine housing, is provided. The heat exchanger module has a heat exchanger fixedly attached to an adapter module. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195789

 new patent  Transport refrigeration unit

A transport refrigeration unit (26) includes a dedicated combustion engine system (56), an evaporator (50), and a de-frost heat exchanger (78) constructed and arranged to flow engine coolant in a heated state for defrosting the evaporator (50) when the dedicated combustion engine system (56) is not running. A method of operation may include running a defrost cycle of the unit (26) utilizing the heated coolant whether or not an associated internal combustion engine (66) of the unit (26) is running.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195746

 new patent  Gravity-assisted heat pipe cooling source cold storage system and chiller set

A gravity-assisted heat pipe cooling source cold storage system and chiller set. The cold storage system includes a gravity-assisted heat pipe, a cold storage pool, a heat exchanging and cold condensing device, and a heat exchanger pipe. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195657

 new patent  Illuminated hose

An illuminated hose includes an elongated illumination source that is routed through an inlet fitting and a conduit. The conduit is light permeable to allow light from the elongated illumination source to be visible to a surrounding environment.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195633

 new patent  Cover assembly for an automatic flushometer

A cover assembly for an automatic flushometer includes a locking ring configured for coupling to a flush valve body and configured to be disposed about a rotational axis. The locking ring defines a recess in a radially outer perimeter. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195609

 new patent  Connecting rod for a multiple connecting rod axle of a motor vehicle

A connecting rod for a multiple connecting rod axle of a motor vehicle, especially a lower wishbone for a multiple connecting rod rear axle, includes a substantially y-shaped basic framework with a first arm, the free end region of which has a first seat for linking the connecting rod to an auxiliary frame or a vehicle body, with a second arm, the free end region of which has a second seat for linking the connecting rod to the auxiliary frame rod or the vehicle body, and with a third arm, the free end region of which has a third seat for linking the connecting rod to a wheel carrier. The connecting rod is manufactured in one piece with the seats.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195560

 new patent  Clutch, drive transmission device and image forming apparatus

A clutch includes a rotatable inputting member, a rotatable outputting member, a stationary member, and a contact member. The outputting member includes an output contact portion. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195506

 new patent  Pump system

A pump system is presented having a pump with a generally cylindrical pump housing that is arranged with a liquid inlet in one end and a liquid outlet in a second end. A tubular membrane is arranged inside the pump housing and a first passage is arranged in the vicinity of the liquid inlet for introducing pressurized fluid between the membrane and the housing. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195500

 new patent  Cryogenic fluid pump

A cryogenic fluid pump includes an outlet tube extending along the pump centerline, the outlet tube having an outlet passage that is fluidly in communication with the combined outlet and with a pump outlet opening, and a shroud that extends concentrically along the outlet tube and has an inner diameter that is larger than an outer diameter of the outlet tube such that a gap is formed in a radial direction between an inner surface of the shroud and an outer surface of the outlet tube, the gap extending along at least a portion of the outlet tube.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195479

 new patent  System and method for lubricating a cryogenic pump

A cryogenic lng fuel system is provided that includes a tank for storing lng and a lng fill system including a lng inlet passage for directing a flow of lng into the tank. A cryogenic pump is in fluid communication with the tank and includes a pumping element at least partially immersed in the lng for directing the lng out of the tank and a seal. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195458

 new patent  Fuel system having pump prognostic functionality

A fuel system is disclosed for use with an engine. The fuel system may have a plurality of fuel injectors, a common rail fluidly, a pump, and an outlet valve associated with the pump. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195430

 new patent  Ducted combustion systems utilizing flow field preparation

A ducted combustion system includes a combustion chamber and a fuel injector in fluid connection with the combustion chamber, which includes an orifice opening from an injector tip of the fuel injector, the orifice injecting fuel into the combustion chamber as a fuel jet, the fuel jet flowing, within the combustion chamber, in a fuel flow direction. The system includes at least one duct disposed within the combustion chamber, the at least one duct being disposed such that the fuel jet, at least partially, enters one of the at least one ducts upon being injected into the combustion chamber. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195422

 new patent  Tank for dry sump lubrication system

A tank for a dry sump lubrication system for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The tank includes a body having a first portion, a second portion, and defines an inner chamber. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195407

 new patent  Aircraft engine having seal assembly defining an electrically conductive path

The aircraft engine can have an engine casing housing the engine, the engine casing having a shaft aperture; a shaft rotatably mounted to the engine casing, the shaft protruding from the engine casing through the shaft aperture; and a seal assembly extending between the engine casing and the shaft adjacent the shaft aperture, the seal assembly defining an electrically conductive path between the engine casing and the shaft.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195369

 new patent  Helix nozzle oscillating delivery system

A helix nozzle oscillating tool that creates a fluid pattern with both spinning and acoustic/oscillating methods. The tool has no moving parts and its function is not limited by pressures, temperatures, volumes of fluid or fluid type. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195365

 new patent  Rotating wellhead hanger assemblies

Rotating wellhead hanger assemblies are provided. In one embodiment, a wellhead hanger assembly includes a casing hanger and a casing hanger running tool coupled to the casing hanger. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195282

 new patent  Tab track fire-rated wall assembly with dynamic movement

A fire-rated head-of-wall assembly includes a header track having bendable tabs, a pair of which is configured to hold a wall stud in place relative to the header track. An upper wallboard piece abuts against the ceiling and a lower wallboard piece is spaced from the upper wallboard piece to form a gap. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195277

 new patent  Lath and drainage

An improved lath is disclosed having a water drainage layer provided in association with the lath. The water drainage layer serves to remove water that might otherwise build up between the lath and wall structure.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195271

 new patent  Method and apparatus for making a water drainage-promoting wrap

A method and apparatus for making a water drainage-promoting wrap for applications such as housewrap and roofing underlayment. A substrate, which may be breathable or non-breathable, is conveyed through a nip between a rotating sleeve and a roll, the sleeve having a plurality of apertures therein. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195255

 new patent  System for securing bits against rotation

The present system is disclosed for use in securing bits against rotation in a motor grader. The bit securing system has at least two bits, and each bit has a respective shank. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195253

 new patent  Counterweight supporting structure for construction machine

To improve the precision of position of a fastener hole and a seating face for mounting a counterweight, a counterweight supporting member is comprised of a support plate erected and fixed at the rear end of a revolving frame and a supporting member attached to the support plate. A cylindrical bolt fastening boss is provided on the supporting member in a manner of rotational position adjustable to the supporting plate and in which a fastener hole is formed at an eccentric position.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195229

 new patent  Self-calibrating automatic controller to determine end of cycle and track dryer cycle efficiency

An apparatus and method for controlling the drying cycle in a clothes dryer. The dryer controller measures differences between air inlet temperature and temperature of an air outlet, drum, and/or drum contents, from which it first estimates water weight of original drum contents based on changes in this temperature differential over a first period of time. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195126

 new patent  Compositions and methods for determining genetic polymorphisms in the tmem216 gene

In alternative embodiments, the invention provides nucleic acid sequences that are genetic polymorphic variations of the human tmem216 gene, and tmem216 polypeptide encoded by these variant alleles. In alternative embodiments, the invention provides methods of determining or predicting a predisposition to, or the presence of, a ciliopathy (or any genetic disorder of a cellular cilia or cilia anchoring structure, basal body or ciliary function) in an individual, such as a joubert syndrome (js), a joubert syndrome related disorder (jsrd) or a meckel syndrome (mks). ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194968

 new patent  Method for producing zeta negative nanodiamond dispersion and zeta negative nanodiamond dispersion

The present invention relates to a method for producing zeta negative single digit carboxylated nanodiamond dispersion. The method comprises adjusting ph of zeta negative carboxylated nanodiamond suspension to at least 7, and subjecting the ph adjusted suspension to beads milling. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194937

 new patent  Aqueous binder comprising reaction products of itaconic acid

An aqueous binder composition is provided for use in the formation of fiber insulation and non-woven mats that comprises a reaction product of one or more liquid polyol monomers; itaconic acid, its salts or anhydride; and a c4 to c6 polyol selected from the group consisting of pentaerythritol, trimethylol propane, neopentyl glycol, and mixtures thereof. The molar ratio of the combined alcohols (liquid polyol monomers and c4 to c6 polyols) to itaconic acid is at least 2:1, wherein the molar ratio of liquid polyol monomers to c4 to c6 polyols is from about 1:1 to about 30:1.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194915

 new patent  Fluoropolymer alloys for use in high performance communication cables and methods of making

Described herein are solid and foamable fluoropolymer alloy compositions and foamed articles using said foamable fluoropolymer alloy compositions. The foamable fluoropolymer alloy compositions can comprise a fluoropolymer, and a plastic polymer mixed with said fluoropolymer, wherein said plastic polymer is miscible with said fluoropolymer. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194825

 new patent  Combination immunotherapy

The invention is based on the disclosure provided herein that secondary lymphoid organ chemokine (slc) inhibits the growth of syngeneic tumors in vivo. Thus, the invention provides a method of treating cancer in a mammal subject by administering a therapeutically effective amount of an slc to the mammal in combination with a checkpoint inhibitor, including monoclonal antibodies and small molecule inhibitors. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194818

 new patent  Chlorotoxin variants, conjugates, and methods for their use

Chlorotoxin variants, chlorotoxin variant conjugates, compositions that include the chlorotoxin variants or conjugates, and methods for using the chlorotoxin variants, conjugates, and compositions.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194811

 new patent  Approach to produce hiv-1 gp140 envelope protein trimers

Provided herein are hiv vaccines that encompasses recombinant trimers that mimic native hiv-1 envelope trimers. Also provided are methods of administering to a subject in need thereof an hiv vaccine provided herein to elicit antibodies against a recombinant trimer in the subject. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194807

 new patent  Antigenic peptides and uses thereof for diagnosing and treating autism

The present invention provides peptides that specifically bind to maternal autoantibodies that are generated in the mother or potential mother against one or more endogenous polypeptide antigens selected from lactate dehydrogenase a (ldh a), lactate dehydrogenase b (ldh b), stress-induced phosphoprotein 1 (stip1), guanine deaminase (gda), y box binding protein 1 (ybx1), collapsin response mediator protein 1 (crmp1), and collapsin response mediator protein 2 (crmp2). The peptides described herein are useful for determining a risk of an offspring for developing an autism spectrum disorder (asd) by detecting the presence of maternal autoantibodies in a biological sample of the mother or potential mother. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194739

 new patent  Methods to treat lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma

The present invention provides compounds of any one of formulae (a), (i-11), (ii), and (v) (e.g., compounds of formula (a-1)-(a-18)), and methods for treating waldenström's macroglobulinemia (wm) and other b cell neoplams in a subject using the compounds. The methods comprise administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of the compounds. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194738

 new patent  Parg inhibitory compounds

The present invention relates to compounds of formula i that function as inhibitors of parg (poly adp-ribose glycohydrolase) enzyme activity: wherein r1a, r1b, r1c, r1d, r1e, w, x1, x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7, c are each as defined herein. The present invention also relates to processes for the preparation of these compounds, to pharmaceutical compositions comprising them, and to their use in the treatment of proliferative disorders, such as cancer, as well as other diseases or conditions in which parg activity is implicated.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194712

 new patent  Use of acid anhydride accelerants for the production of high purity polyol esters

A method of producing high purity polyol esters comprises reacting a polyol with an excess amount of a linear or branched aliphatic monocarboxylic c3-20 acid to esterify less than the total amount of the polyol present to form an intermediate reaction composition having a hydroxyl value of from 7 to about 50 mg koh/g. An anhydride of the corresponding linear or branched aliphatic monocarboxylic c3-20 acid is added to the intermediate reaction composition in an amount of from 1 to about 2.5 equivalents of available oh in the intermediate composition to form a reaction mixture. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194699

 new patent  Radiation curable energetic material compositions and methods of use

A radiation curable energetic composition that can be used, for example, to form pyrotechnic energetic components. The energetic composition includes a radiation curable polymer precursor and a pyrotechnic. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194631

 new patent  Method for producing graphite bodies

A method for the production of graphite bodies, including the step of provisioning a mixture including a high-temperature treated anthracite having a high vitrinite content and provisioning at least one binder coke precursor. The method also includes the steps of forming a green body from the mixture provided in the provisioning step, and carbonizing and graphitizing the green body.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194587

 new patent  Printing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and storage medium

An image forming apparatus includes a stacking unit for stacking types of envelopes, an image forming unit that forms an image on a conveyed envelope, a rear-end regulating plate, provided on the stacking unit, that regulates a trailing end of the stacked envelope at an upstream side of a conveyance direction, side regulating plates, provided on the stacking unit, that regulate both side ends of the stacked envelope in a perpendicular direction to the conveyance direction, an attachment, removably mounted on the stacking unit, that regulates a trailing end of the stacked envelope, an operation unit that accepts a type of envelope via an instruction by a user, and a controller that determines, based on the type of the accepted envelope, whether the attachment is necessary, and if it is determined that the attachment is necessary, displays information, on the operation unit, for prompting the user to mount the attachment.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194585

 new patent  Sheet discharging device

A sheet discharging device includes a stacking portion configured to stack a sheet; a discharging portion configured to feed the sheet so as to be discharged to the stacking portion, wherein the discharging portion includes a first roller configured to feed the sheet and a second roller provided so as to be contactable to a sheet surface opposite from another sheet surface to which the first roller is contactable to; and an electrically discharging member configured to electrically discharge the sheet in contact with the sheet fed by the discharging portion. As viewed in a widthwise direction perpendicular to a discharging direction of the sheet, the electrically discharging member is provided so as to extend through between rotational axes of the first and second rollers in the discharging direction of the sheet.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194580

 new patent  Conveyance apparatus, reading apparatus, image forming apparatus and image forming system

Provided is a conveyance apparatus capable of detecting the presence or absence of multi feeding with high accuracy even when a received waveform varies due to a “noise from the circuit” and an “influence due to vibrations” being fixedly generated noise components. The conveyance apparatus includes: an original conveying motor configured to convey an original; an ultrasonic transmitter, which is arranged at one of positions sandwiching a conveyance path along which the original is conveyed, and transmits an ultrasonic wave toward the conveyance path; and an ultrasonic receiver, which is arranged at the other one of the positions sandwiching the conveyance path, and receives the ultrasonic wave transmitted from the ultrasonic transmitter. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194563

 new patent  Conveyor belt link with coupling mechanism

The present invention is directed to a conveyor belt link and a sprocket driven conveyor belt comprising the same. In particular, it relates to a conveyor belt link with coupling mechanism that provides a conveyor belt surface that can reduce product marking, minimizes costs, and simplifies manufacturing and assembly of a conveyor belt comprising the same.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194561

 new patent  Material with at least two layer coverings

A material based on fibre-reinforced materials such as carbon-fibre reinforced plastics, prepegs, towpregs, with at least one locally pre-treated polymer covering. The covering has a hardness gradient, that is, from harder to softer from the inside to the surface of the covering.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194382

 new patent  Foldable golf trolley

A foldable golf trolley includes a standing tube assembly movably coupled with a front wheel assembly through a front wheel connecting rod. A bottom tube assembly is connected with the front wheel assembly and the standing tube assembly. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194373

 new patent  Railroad car and end door assembly therefor

A gondola car has a door and an associated door frame the end. The door hangs hingedly from the header of the frame. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194297

 new patent  Sport bar mounting system for use with bed covers

A sport bar is disclosed. The sport bar includes a mounting bracket on either side of the sport bar. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194292

 new patent  Cart apparatuses with operable steps

A cart apparatus for moving objects includes a frame that defines a cavity and steps operably coupled to the frame. The steps are movable into and between an inoperable position in which the steps are nested in the cavity and an operable position in which the steps are at least partially outside the cavity. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194133

 new patent  Printhead and printing apparatus

A printhead comprises: a printing element; a driving circuit configured to drive the printing element; an analog signal processing circuit configured to process one or more analog signals; a bias circuit configured to supply a bias voltage to the analog signal processing circuit; and a control terminal to which a control signal is inputted, wherein, in a state where the analog signal processing circuit and the bias circuit are receiving a supply of power, it is possible to switch starting and stopping of at least one of the analog signal processing circuit and the bias circuit based on the control signal.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194069

 new patent  3d printed pin and void systems and methods

Embodiments include an apparatus, generated at least partially using a 3d printer, the apparatus including an object, the object being at least partially fabricated from a 3d printer, the object including a first part of the object, the first part of the object defining a first void and a second part of the object, the second part of the object defining a second void. The apparatus can include a pin, the pin having a first end and a second end, where the first end of the pin engages the first void of the object and the second end of the pin engages the second end of the pin such that the first part is coupled with the second part to form the object.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194064

 new patent  Surface projection tool for multi-axis additive manufacturing

Methods, systems, and devices including a light guide tool for multi-axis additive manufacturing. The light guide tool includes a tubular light guide. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194042

 new patent  Methods for making oxidation resistant polymeric material

The present invention relates to methods for making oxidation resistant medical devices that comprise polymeric materials, for example, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (uhmwpe). The invention also provides methods of making antioxidant-doped medical implants, for example, doping of medical devices containing cross-linked uhmwpe with vitamin e by diffusion and materials used therein.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194032

 new patent  Sheet punching apparatus

A sheet punching apparatus includes a waste box formed of insulating resin, a detection sensor provided in the waste box and configured to detect the amount of paper chips in the waste box, and a conductive member disposed such that at least a part thereof is positioned in midair in the waste box below the detection sensor. With this configuration, erroneous detection of the detection sensor can be prevented.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194003

 new patent  Gear packaging for robot arms

A robot arm comprising a joint mechanism for articulating one limb (310) of the arm relative to another limb (311) of the arm about two non-parallel rotation axes (20, 21), the mechanism comprising: an intermediate carrier (28) attached to a first one of the limbs by a first revolute joint having a first rotation axis and to a second one of the limbs by a second revolute joint having a second rotation axis; a first drive gear (33) disposed about the first rotation axis and fast with the carrier, whereby rotation of the carrier relative to the first limb about the first rotation axis can be driven; a second drive gear (37) disposed about the second rotation axis and fast with the second one of the limbs, whereby rotation of the second one of the limbs about the second rotation axis relative to the carrier can be driven; at least one of the first and second drive gears being a sector gear.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193959

 new patent  Systems and methods for calibrating additive manufacturing operations based on energy density

A system for additive manufacturing includes a laser configured to produce a laser beam having a laser spot area and configured to operate at a transverse speed. The system includes a power source configured to power the laser to selectively heat the powdered material at a configurable power level. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193910

 new patent  Anisotropic particles, methods and uses thereof

The present disclosure, among other things, provides new technologies for preparation of anisotropic nanoparticle cores (e.g., anisotropic gold nanoparticle cores) and compositions thereof. Provided technologies show a number of advantages as compared with previously available options for preparing anisotropic nanoparticle cores, including, for example, that they typically utilize mild reaction conditions and, in many embodiments, only environmentally benign agents. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193840

 new patent  Systems and methods of improving droplet operations in fluidic systems

Embodiments of present application are directed to micro fluidic devices and particularly digital micro fluidic devices with improved droplet operations, and methods of improving droplet operations in micro fluidic devices.. . ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193839

 new patent  Slug control during thermal cycling

The present invention, in one aspect, provides methods and systems for controlling slugs using temperature dependent fluorescent dyes. In some embodiments, the present invention uses one or more techniques to enhance the visibility of slugs, enhance a system's ability to differentiate between slugs, and enhance a system's ability to identify the positions of slugs.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193836

 new patent  Microfluidic in situ labelling on stable interfaces

A method of trapping constituents of interest in a fluid sample flowing through a microfluidic channel by vibrating an interface of the fluid sample and a gas occupying a lateral channel adjacent the microfluidic channel is described. A marker is flowed into the microfluidic channel such that the marker bonds with constituents of interest. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193784

 new patent  High temperature filter assembly

A high efficiency air filter assembly (100) for high temperature applications comprising: a filter core (102) including a unitary sheet of air-permeable filter media folded in accordion fashion to form a plurality of side-by-side pleats with zig-zag edges on two opposite sides and flat panels on the other two sides, and a spacer member between opposing walls of successive pleats, a box-like metal frame (108) enclosing said filter core on four sides in air tight engagement to define an air flow opening extending between upstream and downstream sides of said assembly, wherein the zig-zag edges of the unitary sheet of air-permeable filter media are sealingly embedded in a solid inorganic sealant composition (118) in the frame, and wherein the unitary sheet of air-permeable filter media preferably consists of a binder-free glass or mineral fiber filter media. Use of the high efficiency air filter assembly in high temperature applications wherein the filter assembly is repeatedly or continuously heated to a temperature in the range of 200-500° c.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193782

 new patent  Inertial particle separator for engine inlet

An inertial particle separator for an aircraft engine inlet, including inlet, intermediate and bypass ducts. The intermediate duct extends generally transversally from the inlet duct to the engine inlet, and communicates with the inlet duct adjacent its downstream end. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193770

 new patent  Air-oil separation apparatus

The described air-oil separation apparatus for an oil system of a gas turbine engine includes an oil tank having an oil impingement surface disposed on a tank bottom proximate an oil tank outlet and a centrifugal air-oil separator mounted within the oil tank. The centrifugal air-oil separator has an oil outlet that feeds an impingement nozzle having an outlet oriented, in operation, to eject an oil jet from the centrifugal air-oil separator to impinge the oil impingement surface at an intersection point spaced apart from the oil tank outlet.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193708

 new patent  Golf club head with center of gravity adjustability that optimizes products of inertia

The present invention comprises a golf club head comprising a body having a crown, a sole, a front wall and a hosel, wherein the body defines a hollow interior. The golf club head further comprises a center of gravity height adjustment assembly wherein the center of gravity height adjustment assembly is positioned within the hollow interior of the body. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193706

 new patent  Method of manufacturing golf club head having stress-reducing features

A method of manufacturing a golf club head comprising a plurality of structural connectors, and particularly solid rods proximate the face, is disclosed herein. The method comprises the steps of preparing a wax of a golf club head body, the body comprising first and second through-holes, a hollow interior, and first and second receiving pockets, preparing waxes of first and second solid rods, inserting the first solid rod wax into the first through-hole and seating its lower end in the first receiving pocket, inserting the second solid rod wax into the second through-hole and seating its lower end in the second receiving pocket, bonding each of the first and second solid rods to the body with an adhesive material to form a combined wax mold, and casting a golf club head from the combined wax mold.. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193613

 new patent  Balloon catheter and fluid management system thereof

Systems and methods for controlling fill media in a balloon catheter are disclosed. The system comprises a catheter having an inflatable balloon, a reservoir for fill media, and a first conduit for delivering fill media from the reservoir to the balloon. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193612

 new patent  Balloon catheter and fluid management system thereof

A balloon catheter device with a fluid management system includes a source of balloon fill media and a balloon catheter in fluid communication with the source of balloon fill media. A first conduit is provided for delivering the balloon fill media from the source to the balloon catheter for inflation of a balloon of the catheter device. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193605

 new patent  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. ... Ca Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193597

 new patent  Sizing catheters

Sizing catheters that include an inner member and an outer member. The inner member includes an elongate shaft and a plurality of radiopaque markers spaced axially from each other and secured to an outer surface of the shaft, the span of radiopaque markers defining a first portion of the inner member. ... Ca Inc








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