Total 6875 patents for "2019-03-14"

TORQUE TRANSMISSION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078628

A torque transmission device comprises: an input drive shaft, a housing, an earth ring, a bearing cage, and a plurality of bearings held by the bearing cage between an inner surface of the earth ring and an outer surface of the input drive shaft. The earth ring is mounted within the housing such that an outer surface of the earth ring contacts an inner surface of the housing along a contact area, thereby providing a frictional interface at the contact area for transmitting torque from the earth ring to the housing.

PREPARATION OF A QUARTZ GLASS BODY IN A HANGING METAL SHEET CRUCIBLE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077688

One aspect relates to a process for the provision of a quartz glass body, including providing a silicon dioxide granulate, making a glass melt from the silicon dioxide granulate in an oven and making a quartz glass body from at least part of the glass melt. The oven includes a hanging metal sheet crucible. One aspect also relates to a quartz glass body which is obtainable by this process. One aspect further relates to a light guide, an illuminant and a formed body which are obtainable by processing the quartz glass body further.

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080934

There is provided a substrate processing apparatus including a rotary holding part configured to hold and rotate a substrate with a film formed on an upper surface of the substrate; a first supply part configured to supply a first chemical solution for etching the film to a peripheral edge portion of the upper surface of the substrate held by the rotary holding part; a second supply part configured to supply the first chemical solution to a peripheral edge portion of a lower surface of the substrate; and a third supply part configured to supply a second chemical solution, which exothermically reacts with the first chemical solution, to the peripheral edge portion of the lower surface of the substrate.

Load Control Device for High-Efficiency Loads

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081569

A two-wire load control device (such as, a dimmer switch) for controlling the amount of power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical load (such as, a high-efficiency lighting load) includes a thyristor coupled between the source and the load, a gate coupling circuit coupled between a first main load terminal and the gate of the thyristor, and a control circuit coupled to a control input of the gate coupling circuit. The control circuit generates a drive voltage for causing the gate coupling circuit to conduct a gate current to thus render the thyristor conductive at a firing time during a half cycle of the AC power source, and to allow the gate coupling circuit to conduct the gate current at any time from the firing time through approximately the remainder of the half cycle, where the gate coupling circuit conducts approximately no net average current to render and maintain the thyristor conductive.

ELEVATOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077633

An elevator device including on-car presence detection units, each being configured to detect presence of a person on top of a corresponding one of cars, on-car operation panels, each to be operated for a manual operation of the corresponding one of cars, and an elevator control device including a car operation approval unit configured to approve or cancel the operation on the on-car operation panels. When the on-car presence detection units have detected the presence of persons on top of the plurality of cars, the operation on the on-car operation panels of all the cars is canceled by the car operation approval unit. When the on-car presence detection unit has detected the presence of a person on top of one of the plurality of cars, the car operation approval unit approves the operation on the on-car operation panel of any one of the plurality of cars.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING A MOBILE DEVICE AS AN INPUT DEVICE FOR SURVEYS AT A LIVE EVENT

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190082292

A method is provided for interacting with audience members in an event, each of the potential attendees having available thereto a unique identifier. The method comprises creating, for an attendee, a unique ID (UID) on a mobile wireless device (MWD) by the steps of inputting to the MWD one of the unique identifiers, combining the obtained unique identifier with a UID time stamp at the time of creation of the UID; receiving with a server on a first wireless channel communications from the MWD; registering the UID at the physical location of the event; generating a visual query; displaying on the MWD response indicators; receiving at the server from the registered attendee a response, to the query over the first wireless channel; and storing in a database on the server the received response in association with the displayed query.

POSITIONING AND MEASURING SYSTEM BASED ON FLEXIBLE FEATURE IMAGE SCALE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080469

A positioning and measuring system includes: an image capturing device performing image capturing operations on an object; a driving mechanism mechanically connected to one or both of the image capturing device and the object to cause a relative movement between the image capturing device and the object; and a processor electrically connected to the image capturing device and the driving mechanism and performing steps of: controlling the image capturing device to capture N portions of the object to generate N images before and after controlling the driving mechanism to cause M relative movements between the object and the image capturing device; and extracting feature points of each of the N images corresponding to unique surface morphology of the object and respectively performing cross-image feature point matching according to the feature points of every neighboring two of the N images to obtain information of the M relative movements.

EVASINS FOR USE IN THERAPY AND DIAGNOSTICS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077839

The invention relates to novel Evasin polypeptides with novel chemokine-binding properties and their use in inhibiting chemokines or detecting chemokine expression and inflammation.

EXHAUST DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078476

An exhaust muffler is made up of a plurality of layers including an exhaust passage pipe and expansion chambers, and includes a front assembly and a rear assembly sub-assembled separately from the front assembly. The front assembly includes a front exhaust passage pipe, a front muffler body disposed in covering relation to the outside of the front exhaust passage pipe and cooperating with the front exhaust passage pipe in making up double-walled pipes, and an exhaust valve disposed in the front exhaust passage pipe. The rear assembly includes a rear exhaust passage pipe and a rear muffler body disposed in covering relation to the outside of the rear exhaust passage pipe and cooperating with the rear exhaust passage pipe in making up double-walled pipes. There is thus provided an exhaust device for an internal combustion engine in which the accuracy of a position where the exhaust valve is installed is high.

MOBILE TERMINAL

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081653

A mobile terminal includes a terminal body, a metal case forming an appearance of the terminal body and including a side region and a second region integrally formed with the side region and supporting the inside of the terminal body, and a rear molding part formed in a region of the metal caser. The rear molding part includes a first molding region formed to have a closed loop shape along an inner surface of the side region and a second molding region extending from the first molding region and forming a receiving space for receiving at least one electronic component. The side region includes a plurality of opening holes, and the first molding region is formed to cover the plurality of opening holes.

HIGH-STRENGTH HOT-DIP GALVANIZED STEEL SHEET AND HIGH-STRENGTH ALLOYED HOT-DIP GALVANIZED STEEL SHEET HAVING EXCELLENT BENDING WORKABILITY AND MINIMAL STRENGTH DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CENTER PART AND END PARTS IN SHEET WIDTH DIRECTION, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078188

A high-strength hot-dip galvanized steel sheet with improved bending workability and reduced strength difference between a center part and end parts in the sheet width direction is provided. A method for manufacturing the high-strength hot-dip galvanized steel sheet is also provided. The hot-dip galvanized steel sheet has a hot-dip galvanizing layer on a surface of a base steel sheet containing: C, Mn, P, S, and Al; Ti and B in amounts satisfying expression (1): 0.005[Mn]+0.02[B] 1/2 +0.025[Ti]0.15; N; and Si as needed; the remainder being iron and unavoidable impurities. The base steel sheet has 50 area % or more of the martensite, 15-50 area % of the bainite, and 5 area % or less of the ferrite, with respect to the overall metallographic structure.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING VIDEO USING PICTURE DIVISION INFORMATION

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190082178

Disclosed herein are a method and apparatus for video encoding and decoding using picture partition information. Each of the pictures in a video is partitioned into tiles or slices based on picture partition information. Each picture is partitioned using one of at least two different methods based on the picture partition information. The picture partition information may indicate two or more picture partitioning methods. The picture partitioning methods may be changed either periodically or according to a specific rule. The picture partition information may describe such a periodic change or the specified rule.

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS BIOMEDICAL DEVICE CHARGING

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081497

Methods and apparatus to charge biomedical devices are described. In some examples, a biometric-based information communication system comprises biomedical devices with sensing means, wherein the sensing means produces a biometric result and wherein the biomedical device is charged with a wireless charging system. In some examples, the charging system may beam energy to the biomedical device. In some examples, the charging system beams energy to the area surrounding the biomedical device.

DISCONTINUOUS FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIAL

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077050

A discontinuous fiber-reinforced composite material including a discontinuous reinforcing fiber aggregate of a discontinuous reinforcing fiber having a number average fiber length of 3 to 100 mm and a matrix resin, the discontinuous reinforcing fiber aggregate including a plurality of discontinuous reinforcing fiber bundles having a predetermined number of unidirectionally-bundled single yarns of the discontinuous reinforcing fiber, wherein the discontinuous reinforcing fiber bundle has a cut surface inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to an orientation direction of the single yarn of the discontinuous reinforcing fiber bundle and has different fiber bundle lengths defined as a distance between both ends along the orientation direction of the single yarn of the discontinuous reinforcing fiber bundle, and the longer the fiber bundle length of the discontinuous reinforcing fiber bundle is, the smaller a tip angle defined as an acute angle at an end of a two-dimensional plane projection of the discontinuous reinforcing fiber bundle is.

PEDESTRIAN PROTECTING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077361

A pedestrian protecting device that includes a right air bag device, a left air bag device, G sensors, and an ECU. The air bags include respective tip end portions which vertically overlap each other at a middle portion of a vehicle when the air bags are deployed. The ECU executes a time difference deployment control operation of: when a pedestrian collision position is located at a left side of the middle portion of the vehicle, operating the air bag devices such that a deployment of the right air bag is completed before a deployment of the left air bag is completed; and when the collision position is located at a right side of the middle portion of the vehicle, operating the air bag devices such that the deployment of the left air bag is completed before the deployment of the right air bag is completed.

Customer Service Based Upon In-Store Field-of-View and Analytics

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080339

Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to aspects of customer service based upon in-store field-of-view and analytics. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a store analytics system can collect user information associated with a plurality of users located within an environment. The store analytics system also can collect user device information associated with a plurality of user devices associated with the plurality of users. The store analytics system also can collect estimated fields-of-view associated with the plurality of users. The store analytics system can analyze the user information, the user device information, and the estimated fields-of-view to identify at least one commonality shared among at least two of the plurality of users. The store analytics system can create a logical group. The logical group can include the at least two users of the plurality of users that share the commonality.

Image Capture Device, Pixel, and Method Providing Improved Phase Detection Auto-Focus Performance

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190082130

An image capture device, pixel, and method of determining a focus setting for an image capture device are described. The image capture device includes an imaging area and a pixel readout circuit. The imaging area includes a plurality of pixels. The plurality of pixels includes multiple pixels in which each pixel of the multiple pixels includes a two-dimensional array of photodetectors and a microlens. Each photodetector in the array of photodetectors for a pixel is electrically isolated from each other photodetector in the array of photodetectors. A microlens is disposed over the array of photodetectors for the pixel. The pixel readout circuit includes, per pixel, a shared readout circuit associated with the array of photodetectors for the pixel and a set of charge transfer transistors. Each charge transfer transistor is operable to connect a photodetector in the array of photodetectors to the shared readout circuit.

LOAD TRANSMISSION STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077349

A load transmission structure includes: a rocker panel disposed to extend in a vehicle front-and-rear direction at an end portion in a width direction of a vehicle; an extension device provided with an extending member disposed at a position facing a wheel at an end portion of the rocker panel in the vehicle front-and-rear direction, the extension device being configured to operate to extend the extending member toward the wheel from the rocker panel; and a controller configured to operate the extension device when a collision of the vehicle is detected or predicted. The extending member is configured to include a metallic rod having an axial direction in the vehicle front-and-rear direction.

DIGITIZED NEEDLE BIOPSIES NUCLEI INFORMATION BASED PROSTATE CANCER DETECTION, GRADING, SCORING, AND REPORTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080795

A method and system for evaluating prostate cancer needle biopsy images for cancer using the nuclei information. The various embodiments of the present invention include the different methods which could be used distinctly or in unification to automatically diagnose, classify, and report the results for the prostate cancer needle biopsy images. Different feature sets are targeted for distinct methods and system, for instance, structural, textural, and geometrical features are utilized for cancer detection, morphological features for Gleason scoring. The invention provides a system to generate the cancer aggressive maps for the whole slide needle biopsy images to help detect the malignancy of prostate cancer. The invention provides the system to perform N-scoring on the prostate cancer tissue samples. The invention also provides the system to generate pathology report automatically.

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR EDITING VIDEO

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080718

A video editing method, a video editing device, and a video editing system are provided. A target is obtained from an original video. Relative position relations respectively between each frame and a previous frame and a next frame adjacent to it are obtained based on multiple image feature points of each frame. An adjustment process is executed respectively for each frame. The adjustment process includes: obtaining a frame N; identifying the target in the frame N; adjusting the frame N to obtain a new frame, wherein the target is located on a center of the new frame; and modifying the new frame based on the relative position relations to obtain a postproduction frame. A processed video is outputted based on multiple postproduction frames.

SOIL AMENDMENT WITH CARPET ADHESIVE GRANULES

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078018

Methods of amending soil to improve porosity and reduce compaction are provided. The method includes providing a carpet product. The method further includes separating the carpet product into fiber and granules. The method also includes adding the granules to the soil. The method can also include impacting the carpet product with a rotary impact separator. The method can also include impacting the carpet product with a hammer mill.

INTELLIGENT NUMERICALLY-CONTROLLED ULTRAHIGH PRESSURE TRUE THREE-DIMENSIONAL NON-UNIFORM LOADING/UNLOADING AND STEADY PRESSURE MODEL TEST SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078987

An ultrahigh pressure true three-dimensional non-uniform loading/unloading and steady pressure model test system in which an ultrahigh pressure true three-dimensional non-uniform loading/unloading device is arranged in a combined bench counterforce device and used for carrying out ultrahigh pressure true three-dimensional loading/unloading on a test model, and an intelligent hydraulic loading/unloading and steady pressure numerical control system is connected with the ultrahigh pressure true three-dimensional non-uniform loading/unloading device via a high-pressure oil pipe; the ultrahigh pressure true three-dimensional non-uniform loading/unloading device is controlled in a digital servo manner via an input instruction of the intelligent hydraulic loading/unloading and steady pressure numerical control system to carry out ultrahigh pressure true three-dimensional gradient non-uniform loading/unloading and steady pressure control; an automatic model displacement test system automatically acquires the displacement of any part inside the model; and a high-definition multi-probe peeping system observes a cavern excavation deformation and failure process dynamically in real time.

METHOD OF FAR-END CONTROL FOR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077509

A method of far-end control for unmanned aerial vehicle provides a near-end remote control device and a far-end remote control device, the former comprising a remote control module predefinedly matched with the vehicle for manipulating same within a predefined geographic range; transmits image data by the vehicle to the near-end remote control device; transmits image data by the near-end remote control device to the far-end remote control device via internet according to a first network protocol; presents image data on a second display of the far-end remote control device; sends a first control instruction by the far-end remote control device to the near-end remote control device according to a second network protocol; and instructs said unmanned aerial vehicle through said remote control module, such that said unmanned aerial vehicle is allowed to carry out a corresponding operation according to said first control instruction.

GEARBOX OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077246

A method of operating a vehicle having a hybrid drive, a transmission with shift elements, a drive output with a brake, a main transmission with input shafts, an output shaft and planetary gear sets (PG1, PG2). The main transmission has five gear planes. One shift element can connect a gear plane to an element of gear set (PG1) adjoining the main transmission. Another shift element couples a further element of gear set (PG1) either to the output shaft or a housing. An electric machine is permanently connected to an element of gear set (PG2). If, while driving with a transmission gear engaged, the drive output brake is engaged for a full brake application, a shift element of the transmission is first relieved by the electric machine and/or a brake assigned to one of the input shafts and then subsequently disengaged to decouple the combustion engine from the drive output.

SURFACING MATERIALS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077138

A surfacing material includes a substrate having a top side and a bottom side. A matte surface is formed on the bottom side thereof, wherein the matte surface of the surfacing material is a coating of an electron beam radiation curable material applied to the bottom side of the substrate. The coating is an epoxy acrylic or urethane acrylic laid upon the substrate. The epoxy acrylic or urethane acrylic is irradiated with UV-radiation to produce a UV-radiation layer wherein the epoxy acrylic or urethane acrylic is neither hardened nor is an entire layer of the epoxy acrylic or urethane acrylic crosslinked but rather the epoxy acrylic or urethane acrylic is only crosslinked on the surface thereof, which produces a matting surface through the effects of a micro-convolution.

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT MATERIALS AND DEVICES

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081246

Novel organic compounds comprising a bicarbazole core are provided. In particular, the compounds has a 3,3-bicarbazole core substituted at the 9-position with a triazine or pyrimidine. The compounds may be used in organic light emitting devices to provide devices having improved efficiency and improved lifetime.

PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VENTING A PROCESSING CHAMBER TO ATMOSPHERE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080888

A plasma processing apparatus includes a processing chamber in which plasma processing is performed on a wafer, a DP that reduces a pressure in the processing chamber via an evacuating pipe connected to the processing chamber, a TMP that performs evacuation such that a degree of vacuum of the processing chamber becomes a high degree of vacuum, and a stage on which the wafer is placed. Further, the plasma processing apparatus includes a He evacuating pipe that is a flow channel of a heat-transfer gas that transfers heat of the stage subjected to temperature adjustment to the wafer, a first gas supplying mechanism that supplies a gas to a portion of the evacuating pipe which is exposed to atmosphere, during venting a processing chamber to atmosphere, and a control device that controls the first gas supplying mechanism. The control device is provided to communicate with the evacuating pipe.

SIDE SHUTOFF PISTON VALVE ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077648

A side shutoff piston valve assembly for filling containers with liquids while reducing or eliminating splash-back and dripping of the liquids.

FLOW BATTERY CONTAINING LITHIUM ION CONDUCTOR

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081302

A flow battery includes: a first liquid containing a first nonaqueous solvent; a first electrode that is at least partly immersed in the first liquid; a second electrode which is a counter electrode to the first electrode; and a separator isolating the first electrode from the second electrode. The separator contains a lithium ion conductor. The lithium ion conductor contains a compound including main chains. At least one main chain of the main chains includes one or more aromatic rings and is cross-linked to at least another main chain of the main chains. At least one aromatic ring of the one or more aromatic rings includes one or more sulfo groups.

INTELLIGENT TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT CONTROL CIRCUIT OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190075850

An intelligent temperature adjustment control circuit includes a first resistance sampling circuit, a second resistance sampling circuit, a current sampling circuit, a voltage sampling circuit and a thermocouple sensor, respectively connected to a heating wire. The thermocouple sensor is connected in turn with an analog-to-digital converter and a signal isolation driving circuit to collect real-time temperature data of the heating wire and then transmit it to a main control unit after being processed. The main control unit is configured to determine the received initial resistance value, the real-time resistance value, the real-time current value, the real-time voltage value and the voltage digital signal, and then send a control signal to a main driving circuit according to the judgment result. The main driving circuit is configured to drive a power adjusting unit to adjust an operating power of the heating wire according to the received control signal to accurately improve the control accuracy.