Total 6875 patents for "2019-03-14"

FLIGHT SCHEDULE DISRUPTION AWARENESS SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080615

A flight schedule disruption awareness system and method is configured to provide situational awareness of flight disruptions that affect a flight schedule for a plurality of flights. The flight schedule disruption awareness system includes a disruption determination control unit that is configured to receive a plurality of flight schedule update inputs related to flight schedule updates to the flight schedule. The disruption determination control unit determines a root cause flight disruption from the plurality of flight schedule update inputs. The root cause flight disruption affects flights of a plurality of aircraft.

OPTICAL MEMBER AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079240

An optical member including a light guide plate including a surface disposed on a plane defined by a first direction and a second direction crossing the first direction, a low refractive index pattern disposed on the surface of the light guide plate and including an opening for exposing the surface of the light guide plate, a wavelength conversion layer disposed on the low refractive index pattern, and a passivation layer disposed on the wavelength conversion layer and covering a side surface of the wavelength conversion layer and a side surface of the low refractive index pattern at least one side portion. The low refractive index pattern has a lower index of refraction than the light guide plate, and a ratio of an area occupied by the low refractive index pattern to an area of the surface of the light guide plate decreases in the first direction.

COMPUTING SYSTEM, AND DRIVING METHOD AND COMPILING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079779

A computing system is disclosed. The computing system according to one embodiment of the present disclosure comprises: a memory device for storing an application program; a processor for executing a loader for loading data of the application program into a memory space allocated for execution of the application program; a local memory having a width corresponding to the size of a register of the processor; and a constant memory having a width smaller than that of the local memory, wherein, according to the size of constant data included in the application program, the processor loads the constant data into one of the local memory and the constant memory.

WORK VECHILE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078292

A work vehicle capable of accurately obtaining current topography to be worked is provided. A motor grader includes a vehicular body frame, a blade, and a camera. The blade is arranged between a front end of the vehicular body frame and a rear end of the vehicular body frame. The camera is configured to obtain current topography in front of the vehicular body frame. The camera is attached to the vehicular body frame. The camera is arranged in front of the blade.

System and Method for Blocking of DNS Tunnels

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081952

Systems and methods for allowing and blocking data packets sent to and from browser software applications and non-browser software applications operated on a computing device are described. The system includes a computing device having a processor and an associated memory, wherein the computing device is communicatively connected to a communications network. The system further includes a browser software application, a non-browser software application, or both being operable on the computing device. The system also includes a whitelist. The system includes processes for intercepting at least one DNS query resulting from at least one attempt by the browser software application to connect to at least one domain and for blocking the at least one DNS query, wherein the at least one DNS query is for a domain name that is not permitted by the whitelist. The system may further implement both network address translator (NAT) and DNS sinkhole processes.

SEGMENTED ELECTRICAL MACHINE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081532

An electrical machine has a variable reluctance rotor, and a stator formed as an annular array of stator segments. The reluctance of the rotor-to-stator magnetic flux path varies with rotor position whereby the stator segments are magnetically energizable to rotate the rotor. The stator segments are arranged in the array such that, when energized to rotate the rotor, they produce an unbalanced force on the rotor. The machine further has a compensator including one or more balancing segments which are configured to be magnetically energizable to produce a balancing force on the rotor which balances the unbalanced force. The reluctance of the rotor-to-compensator magnetic flux path is substantially invariant with rotor position.

EXERCISE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190076690

A portable exercise device for exercising the muscles of the upper body and thighs. The device comprises a pair of elongate members having a body engaging element for receiving the thighs of the user to hold the device in a stable, fixed position, a spring portion that joins the elongate members in a generally parallel configuration, and optionally a pair of handgrips at the ends of the elongate members. Methods of using the device of the invention are also provided.

MAGNETORESISTIVE-BASED SIGNAL SHAPING CIRCUIT FOR AUDIO APPLICATIONS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081602

A magnetoresistive-based signal shaping circuit for audio applications includes: a field emitting device configured for receiving an input current signal from an audio signal source and for generating a magnetic field in accordance with the input current signal, and a first magnetoresistive element having a first electrical resistance and electrically connected in series to a second magnetoresistive element having a second electrical resistance. The magnetoresistive-based signal shaping device provides an output signal across the second magnetoresistive element when an input voltage is applied across the first and second magnetoresistive element in series. The output signal is a function of the electrical resistance and yields a dynamic range compression effect. The first and second electrical resistance vary with the magnetic field in an opposite fashion.

CLEAR CHANNEL ASSESSMENT ADJUSTMENT FOR IN-BAND LINK AGGREGATION

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190082463

The described techniques relate to improved methods, systems, devices, or apparatuses that support clear channel assessment adjustment for in-band link aggregation. Generally, the described techniques provide for improved handling of adjacent channel interference in multi-link aggregation scenarios. In accordance with the described techniques, a device may establish a set of wireless links for communication with a second device, the set of wireless links supporting parallel transmission during at least a first duration of a multi-link session, the set of wireless links including at least a first wireless link and a second wireless link. The device may identify a parameter value modifying a channel availability threshold to use during a channel access procedure for a first wireless channel of the first wireless link based on a presence of the second wireless link. The device may perform the channel access procedure for the first wireless channel based on the identified parameter value.

Social Playback Queues

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079645

An example method involves monitoring, by a computing device, a communications feed for an indication of media and detecting, in the communications feed, the indication of the media. The method may further involve identifying at least one media item corresponding to the indication of the media and causing a playback queue of a media playback system to include one or more of the identified at least one media item.

OPTO-ELECTRIC SYSTEM OF ENHANCED OPERATOR CONTROL STATION PROTECTION

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077646

A system for protecting an operator on an aerial work platform from a crushing hazard includes a sensor, such as opto-electric sensor, positionable adjacent the control panel area. A control system is programmed to control operation of the driving components based on signals from the sensor.

DEVICE FOR ATTACHING GLASSES TO GARMENTS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079313

A device is for attaching glasses to garments. The device includes an elongate element into which are placed fasteners for fastening to garments and a device for attaching a glasses temple.

INTRAOCULAR PSEUDOPHAKIC CONTACT LENSES AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190076237

Various intraocular pseudophakic contact lenses are disclosed. For example, an intraocular pseudophakic contact lens can include a first optical lens and multiple anchors. The first optical lens is configured to at least partially correct a residual refractive error in an eye. The anchors are configured to be inserted through an anterior surface of an intraocular lens into lens material forming a second optical lens of the intraocular lens in order to secure the intraocular pseudophakic contact lens to the intraocular lens. The anchors can be configured to couple the intraocular pseudophakic contact lens to different types of intraocular lenses, including intraocular lenses not specifically designed to be coupled to or receive the intraocular pseudophakic contact lens. The intraocular pseudophakic contact lens could also include at least one drug-eluting device located on the first optical lens and configured to deliver at least one medication.

SLIDE STAINING ASSEMBLY AND COVER MEMBER

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078986

A sample processing assembly for treatment of a sample on a substrate includes a mounting surface for the substrate and a closure body configured to releasably retain a cover member. The closure body is movable between an open position and a substantially closed position. When a substrate is placed in the assembly and the closure body is in the substantially closed position while retaining a cover member, a reaction chamber is formed for processing a sample. A cover member for use with the sample processing assembly is also provided.

ROTARY SHAFT SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND TURBINE AND GAS TURBINE INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078465

A rotary shaft support structure supports each of both ends of a rotary shaft passing through a center of a gas turbine and includes a main body arranged around a circumference of the rotary shaft and mounted to each of a compressor casing and a turbine casing of the gas turbine; a pad member disposed between the main body and the circumferential surface of the rotary shaft and biased against the circumferential surface of the rotary shaft for supporting the rotary shaft; a pivot protrusion protruding from the pad member toward the main body; and a pivot housing for receiving the pivot protrusion to rotatably support the pad member. The mechanical bias is supplied by a spring member seated in the mounting groove to bias the pivot housing against the pivot protrusion. The rotary shaft support structure exhibits performance as a bearing by absorbing some of an applied load.

ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE HAVING A CURRENT COLLECTOR WITH INHERENT CURRENT LIMITATIONS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081304

Improvements in the structural components and physical characteristics of lithium battery articles are provided. Standard lithium ion batteries, for example, are prone to certain phenomena related to short circuiting and have experienced high temperature occurrences and ultimate firing as a result. Structural concerns with battery components have been found to contribute to such problems. Improvements provided herein include the utilization of thin metallized current collectors (aluminum and/or copper, as examples), high shrinkage rate materials, materials that become nonconductive upon exposure to high temperatures, and combinations thereof. Such improvements accord the ability to withstand certain imperfections (dendrites, unexpected electrical surges, etc.) within the target lithium battery through provision of ostensibly an internal fuse within the subject lithium batteries themselves that prevents undesirable high temperature results from short circuits. Battery articles and methods of use thereof including such improvements are also encompassed within this disclosure.

Adjustable Optical Lens and Camera Module, Manufacturing Method and Applications Thereof

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079262

An adjustable optical lens and camera module, and manufacturing method and applications thereof is disclosed. The camera module includes an optical sensor and an adjustable optical lens. The adjustable optical lens includes an optical structural member and at least two lenses, wherein each of the lenses is arranged in an internal space of the optical structural member. Along a vertical direction of the optical structural member, at least one lens is adapted to be adjustably pre-mounted to an internal space of the optical structural member serving as an adjustable lens. The side wall of the optical structural member is provided with at least one adjustment channel, which is positioned corresponding to the adjustable lens, so that an assembling position of the adjustable lens can be adjusted through the adjustment channel so as to align a central axis line of the adjustable optical lens with a central axis line of the optical sensor.

REPAIR METHODS FOR SILICON-BASED COMPONENTS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077692

A method for forming a patch repair on a silicon-based component is disclosed. The method includes applying a patch on a damaged area of a silicon-based component, drying the patch to form a dried patch, and sintering in situ the dried patch to form a patch repaired portion of the silicon-based component. The patch includes a patching material and the patching material includes a plurality of nanoparticles having a median particle size less than 100 nanometers. The plurality of nanoparticles includes at least one of silicon, silicon alloy, silica, or a metal silicate.

NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICES AND METHODS OF FABRICATING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081067

Nonvolatile memory devices and methods of fabricating the nonvolatile memory devices are provided. The nonvolatile memory devices may include a stacked structure including a plurality of conductive films and a plurality of interlayer insulating films stacked in an alternate sequence on a substrate and a vertical channel structure extending through the stacked structure. The plurality of conductive films may include a selection line that is closest to the substrate among the plurality of conductive films. The selection line may include a lower portion and an upper portion sequentially stacked on the substrate, and a side of the upper portion of the selection line and a side of the lower portion of the selection line may have different profiles.

METHOD TO PRODUCE ICE CREAM AND FROZEN DESSERT DRY MIX WITH ENHANCED SOLUBILITY AND HYDRATION PROPERTIES

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190075816

A method produces a modular dry mix that can easily be modified and customized to produce a wide range of easy to aerate, no ice cream machine needed, ice cream and frozen desserts and products made. The method relies on successive simultaneous particle size reduction and blending steps without the use of traditional mix drying operations. A product produced from this mix consists of a (protein-concentrate and emulsifier)stabilized, protein-based foam created by combining a powder mix with one or a combination of a large range of above freezing temperature liquids then immediately whisking the mixture at room temp to a target overrun without pre-aging, and then freezing that product statically till desired hardness is achieved. The process involves the use of dry powders that are transported and sold dry and then reconstituted by the end user before they are combined without pre-treatment, freezing homogenization or aging.

BENTHIC BARRIER MAT AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190075779

A benthic barrier in which a polygonal shaped mat haying straight sides is mounted on a similarly polygonal frame, but in which the frame sides bow out slightly between corners, causing the mat to stretch slightly and become taut. The frame comprises a plurality of straight leg members and a number of corner members as required by said polygonal shape. The corner members encompass interior angles which are from about 1 to about 5 degrees greater than the interior angle of the polygon defined by the straight sides of the mat. The frame member legs are rigid, but slightly flexible such that when assembled into the mat as an assembled frame, the straight legs are forced to bow out slightly between the corners, pulling the mat taut.

INK-JET RECORDING METHOD AND INK-JET RECORDING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077145

A method for ink-jet recording comprising recording an image on a recording medium using an ink-jet recording apparatus including a recording head equipped with a heat generation unit which generates thermal energy for discharging aqueous ink by discharging the aqueous ink from the recording head based on image data by action of the thermal energy, wherein the aqueous ink is discharged once by applying a single pulse waveform voltage to the heat generation unit in the recording, and wherein the aqueous ink includes silver particles.

METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR TREATING INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190076574

Methods and compositions for treating diseased or damaged tissue, such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, e.g., Ulcerative Colitis, include tissue regeneration using stem cells or tissue grafts which stimulate stem cell migration to the damaged tissue. The tissue grafts can be extracellular matrix (ECM) material, such as tissue-specific extracellular matrix (TS-ECM). The methods can also include mucosal resection of the damaged or diseased tissue prior to placement of the graft.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, SORTING DEVICE, AND TRAY UNIT

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077626

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section, a discharging roller pair, a plurality of trays, a guide member, and a controller. The image forming section forms an image on each of a plurality of sheets. The discharging roller pair discharges each of the sheets. The sheets discharged by the discharging roller pair are to be stacked on the trays (first through third trays). The guide member guides each of the sheets from the discharging roller pair toward a discharge destination tray among the plurality of trays. Every time the discharging roller pair discharges one of the sheets, the controller controls the guide member to change the discharge destination tray. The trays are configured such that leading ends of the sheets are superposed on one another.

Image-Based Auto-Iris

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190082087

A method and system for automatically adjusting an iris opening in an imaging system. The method includes an iterative process that continues to adjust the camera's iris opening until an algorithm stopping condition is met. More particularly, a processor determines a brightness for the image at the current aperture setting. The processor classifies the image according to one of at least two brightness regime classifications. Based on the classifying step, the processor selects a pre-set optimal brightness parameter. The processor compares the brightness value of the image to the pre-set optimal value. The camera's iris opening is automatically adjusted based on a formula that takes into account, the current f-stop setting, the current brightness value, and the optimal brightness value. The iterative process continues until an algorithm stopping condition is met.

Wireless Signal Transmitting Method And Wireless Apparatus

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081666

Interference in preamble signals and pilot signals in cooperative transmission using interference suppressing technology is avoided. A wireless apparatus for transmitting a wireless signal on which directivity control has been performed to stations in a wireless system including at least one wireless apparatus is provided with a known signal generating unit which generates a known signal to be added to the wireless signal, a weighting processing unit which performs weighting on the known signal generated by the known signal generating unit, and a wireless processing unit which transmits the known signal on which the weighting has been performed by the weighting processing unit.

REINFORCED BIPOLAR BATTERY ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081344

An article having (a) one or more stacks of a plurality of electrode plates include: (i) one or more bipolar plates having a substrate having an anode on one surface and a cathode on an opposing surface; (ii) a separator and a liquid electrolyte located between each of the electrode plates; (b) a first end plate having a first end plate internal reinforcement structure, attached at an end of the one or more stacks; (c) a second end plate having a second end plate internal reinforcement structure, attached at an opposing end of the one or more stacks as the first end plate; wherein the first end plate and the second end plate reinforce the plurality of electrode plates during a charge cycle, a discharge cycle, or both the charge cycle and the discharge cycle.

INTEGRATION METHOD FOR ACCURATE MODELING AND ANALYSIS AND RELIABILITY-BASED DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF VARIABLE STIFFNESS COMPOSITE PLATE AND SHELL STRUCTURES

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080040

The present invention relates to the field of reliability-based structural design optimization, and provides an integration method for accurate modeling and analysis and reliability-based design optimization of variable stiffness composite plate and shell structures. In this method, the first-order reliability method, two-point adaptive nonlinear approximation and second-order reliability method are applied into the efficient reliability-based design optimization of variable stiffness composite plate and shell structures. The fiber placement path of variable stiffness composite plate and shell structures is accurately modeled by non-uniform rational B-spline function. Isogeometric analysis is utilized for the variable stiffness composite plate and shell structures, including conducting linear buckling analysis on the variable stiffness composite plate and shell structures based on the isogeometric analysis method and deriving analytical sensitivity of design and random variables on the structural response. This invention not only provides seamless integration of accurate modeling, analysis and reliability-based design optimization of variable stiffness composite plate and shell structures, but also significantly improves efficiency and accuracy of reliability-based design optimization and greatly shortens the development cycle.

SOLUTION PROCESS FOR FABRICATING HIGH-PERFORMANCE ORGANIC THIN-FILM TRANSISTORS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081243

The present invention relates to a solution or ink composition for fabricating high-performance thin-film transistors. The solution or ink comprises an organic semiconductor and a mediating polymer such as polyacrylonitrile, polystyrene, or the like or mixture thereof, in an organic solvent such as chlorobenzene or dichlorobenzene. The percentage ratio by weight of semiconductor:mediating polymer ranges from 5:95 to 95:5, and preferably from 20:80 to 80:20. The solution or ink is used to fabricate via solution coating or printing a semiconductor film, followed by drying and thermal annealing if necessary to provide a channel semiconductor for organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs). The resulting OTFT device with said channel semiconductor has afforded OTFT performance, particularly field-effect mobility and current on/off ratio that are superior to those OTFTs with channel semiconductors fabricated without a mediating polymer.

STORAGE DEVICE AND DATA TRAINING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080730

Disclosed is a storage device. The storage device includes a nonvolatile memory device that receives write data based on a data strobe signal and a data signal and outputs read data based on the data strobe signal and the data signal, and a controller that performs a training operation for training the nonvolatile memory device to align the data signal and the data strobe signal. The controller detects a left edge of a window of the data signal for the training operation. The controller determines a center of the window by using the detected left edge and unit interval length information of the data signal or determines a start point of a detection operation for detecting a right edge of the window by using the detected left edge and the unit interval length information.