Total 6875 patents for "2019-03-14"

HIGH ENERGY VISIBLE LIGHT ABSORBING MATERIAL FOR OPHTHALMIC SUBSTRATE AND APPLICATION METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079318

A high energy visible (HEV) light absorbing material for an ophthalmic substrate and application through physical vapor deposition. The HEV light absorbing material is deposited onto the ophthalmic substrate, such as an optical lens. The HEV light absorbing material is applied through physical vapor deposition. The HEV light absorbing material is applied as a thin layer on ophthalmic substrates for flexibility and color adaptation. The HEV light absorbing material includes at least one of: aluminum zinc oxide, indium zinc oxide and gallium zinc oxide with a material commonly used in the design of antireflective absorbing materials. The HEV light absorbing coating is antireflective and transmits up to 98% of light for the rest of spectrum. The HEV light absorbing material allows the ophthalmic substrate to selectively absorb blue light that falls in the wavelength range of about 400 nm to about 460 nm so that flux of blue light to the internal structures of the eye is reduced.

RNAi Agents And Compositions for Inhibiting Expression of Apolipoprotein C-III (APOC3)

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078088

The present disclosure relates to RNAi agents, e.g., double stranded RNAi agents, capable of inhibiting Apolipoprotein C-III (also called APOC3, apoC-III, APOC-III, and APO C-III) gene expression, and compositions that include APOC3 RNAi agents. The APOC3 RNAi agents disclosed herein may be conjugated to targeting ligands, including ligands that include N-acetyl-galactosamine, to facilitate the delivery to cells, including to hepatocytes. Pharmaceutical compositions that include one or more APOC3 RNAi agents, optionally with one or more additional therapeutics, are also described. Delivery of the APOC3 RNAi agents in vivo provides for inhibition of APOC3 gene expression, and can result in lower triglycerides and/or cholesterol levels in the subject. The APOC3 RNAi agents can be used in methods of treatment of APOC3-related diseases and disorders, including hypertriglyceridemia, cardiovascular disease, and other metabolic-related disorders and diseases.

STORAGE BATTERY MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND STORAGE BATTERY MANAGEMENT METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079119

A storage battery management device includes a connector, storage, a drive voltage controller, a determiner, and a current sensor controller. The connector is connectable to a current sensor. The storage stores current sensor information including an output range of normal output values and each current-sensor type indicating a type of a current sensor connectable to the connector in association with each other. The drive voltage controller causes a current to flow through a current sensor while varying a voltage to be applied to the current sensor. The determiner determines, based on whether an output value that is received via the connector from the current sensor falls in the output range corresponding to the current-sensor type, the current-sensor type of the current sensor connected to the connector. The current sensor controller controls the current sensor in accordance with the determined current-sensor type.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING OLIGOMER AND CATALYST

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077888

The present invention provides a method for preparing an oligomer and a catalyst comprising a step of oligomerizing a polymerizable monomer containing an olefin in the presence of a catalyst, which comprises (A) a complex of a diimine compound and at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Group 8 elements, Group 9 elements and Group 10 elements, (B) a mixture of a pyridine diimine compound and an iron salt and/or an iron complex, (C) methylaluminoxane and/or a boron compound, and (D) an organoaluminum compound other than methylaluminoxane and/or an organozinc compound. The components (A), (B), (C) and (D) described above are respectively as defined in the present Description.

LEAD FRAME HAVING REDISTRIBUTION LAYER

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080991

Embodiments of a packaged semiconductor device are provided, which includes a flag of a lead frame having a top surface and a bottom surface; a redistribution layer (RDL) structure formed on the top surface of the flag, the RDL structure including a first connection path having a first exposed bonding surface in a top surface of the RDL structure; and a first wirebond connected to the first exposed bonding surface and to a lead of the lead frame.

ADMINISTRATION OF PRIVILEGES BY SPEECH FOR VOICE ASSISTANT SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080698

A voice assistant system may be configured to receive a spoken introduction from a trusted user to introduce a new user and designate access privileges for the new user. The voice assistant system may process the speech using automated speech recognition and may parse the text to determine intent. The voice assistant system may also analyze the speech to determine a profile associated with the speaker that spoke the introduction. The voice assistant system may determine that the trusted user includes administrative privileges. The access privileges, when granted, may allow the new user to interact with the voice assistant system, such as to issue commands, extract information, play media, and/or perform other actions with the voice assistant system, which may be unavailable to people who are not introduced to the voice assistant system by a trusted user and/or do not have the access privileges associated with a user profile.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REAL-TIME NETWORK EVENT PROCESSING

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081851

A method of real-time processing of network events, wherein an event comprises a plurality of attributes. The method comprises maintaining counters, including counters indicating numbers of occurrences and co-occurrences of instances of specific attributes of received network events, maintaining a record of instances of specific attributes of recent events, receiving a first event, increasing respective counters based on the instances of attributes of the first event. The method further comprises calculating relation measure scores between a first instance of the first attribute of the first event and instances of the first attribute of events recently received. The relation measure score depends on a number of co-occurrences in which the first instance of the first attribute and a second instance of the first attribute were received within the measurement window, the total number of occurrences of the first instance and the total number of occurrences of the second instance. The method also comprises identifying a group of events as related based on their relation measure scores and creating incident information based on the identified group of events.

PRODUCTION OF RECOMBINANT VACCINE IN E.COLI BY ENZYMATIC CONJUGATION

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190076517

Provided herein are prokaryotic cells proficient to produce glycoconjugates in vivo, as well as methods for generating these cell and methods of using these cells to produce glycoconjugates. The compositions of the mentioned glycoconjugates as well as their different uses are also included.

MONITORING FOOD INTAKE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080629

In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for monitoring a user's food intake. For instance, in one example, a user's food intake is monitored based on data collected from a sensor. The user's current nutrient consumption is estimated based on the monitoring. A recommendation is presented to the user based on the estimating, where the recommendation is designed to help the user achieve a target nutrient consumption.

Cloud-based energy saving method for walk-in refrigerators

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078833

A method operating in a cloud environment to predict refrigerator usage and adjust on and off cycles accordingly to reduce energy consumption comprising of: a wireless communicating thermostat to control a walk-in refrigerator system; a wireless communicating door opening sensor; a machine-learning behavioral analysis predictive model to detect refrigerator usage; a strategy to use usage prediction to adjust the refrigerator thermostat set points to limit energy losses determined by infiltration of ambient warm air the refrigerated room.

APPARATUS FOR COVERING A CONTAINER LOAD

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077236

An apparatus for covering an open top of a transportation trailer container, such as a chip train carrying wood chips, is provided. A flexible cover (e.g., tarp) is deployed and retracted using a roller moved overtop of the container using pivotable arms. A recessed region houses the base of the arm and associated components. A secondary cover covers the recessed region and is biased toward a cover closed position. An actuating surface associated with the arm pushes the secondary cover to a cover open position. Other features include inwardly angled container sides, a foam sealing member integral with the flexible cover, the secondary cover closing when the flexible cover is both fully opened and fully closed, channels between the recessed region and the container, narrow and/or sloped surfaces, and a retaining hook for capturing a roller connected to the arm.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING NEXT GENERATION NETWORK SERVICE IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190082486

A method and an apparatus are disclosed for providing a next-generation network service in a heterogeneous network environment. The present disclosure in some embodiments provides a method and an apparatus, which can operate a conventional network and a next-generation network in an interworking arrangement with high reliability, and can process high-speed data communications by using the next-generation network.

PHYSICAL QUANTITY SENSOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078955

Instead of insert molding a mold member with a resin case to integrate it, a filler is filled into a first opening formed in the resin case while the mold member is disposed therein, whereby integration is performed. This makes it possible to suppress peeling between the mold member and the resin case due to a thermal cycle, and also makes it possible to suppress leakage of a measurement medium to the outside through a gap between the mold member and the resin case.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND DISPLAY MODULE PROVIDED THEREIN

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081271

An electronic device includes a display module, a bottom cover disposed below the display module, and a top cover disposed above the display module and overlapping at least a portion of the display module. The top cover is coupled to the display module or the bottom cover. The display module includes a display panel, a display window. The display window includes a central portion disposed above the display panel and an edge portion connected to the central portion. The edge portion overlaps the top cover and is thinner than the central portion. The bezel is disposed on a bottom surface of the display window and overlaps the edge portion.

TRANSPARENT SCREEN AND IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079380

Provided are a transparent screen having high transparency in which a hot spot caused by transmitted light can be reduced; and an image display system in which visibility of a screen is excellent and a hot spot is reduced by using the transparent screen. The transparent screen includes, in this order: a first /4 plate; a reflecting layer that has a structure obtained by immobilizing a cholesteric liquid crystalline phase and reflects a part of incidence light; and a polarizing film that has an absorption axis in a thickness direction.

STEPPED ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080711

A tolerance ring can be disposed between an inner component and an outer component, the inner and outer components defining stepped sidewalls. In an embodiment, a preassembly can include an outer component defining a bore having a stepped inner sidewall, an inner component having a stepped outer sidewall, and a tolerance ring adapted to be disposed between the inner component and the bore. In an embodiment, an assembly can include an outer component defining a bore having a stepped inner sidewall, an inner component having a stepped outer sidewall, and a tolerance ring disposed between the inner component and the bore. In an embodiment, a hard disk drive preassembly can include an actuator arm defining a bore having a stepped inner sidewall, a pivot having a stepped outer sidewall, and a tolerance ring adapted to be disposed between the pivot and the bore.

DUAL-BIT ROM CELL WITH VIRTUAL GROUND LINE AND PROGRAMMABLE METAL TRACK

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080777

A read-only memory (ROM) device includes memory cells, bit-line pairs, a virtual ground line, and a programmable metal track. The memory cells are arranged in an array of rows and columns. Each memory cell stores two bits of data. The virtual ground line is disposed vertically and shared by two adjacent columns. The programmable metal track connects a memory cell to the virtual ground line based on a value of the two bits of data stored in the memory cell.

TRAY IDENTIFICATION ACCESSORY FOR FOOD HOLDING DEVICES

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190075970

A carrier includes a carrier body that is removably connectable to a tray that holds food in a cabinet and a transceiver being connected to the carrier body on a first side. The transceiver is configured so that a reader identifies the tray.

R-T-B BASED PERMANENT MAGNET

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080827

Provided is an R-T-B based permanent magnet including main phase grains including an R 2 T 14 B compound and a grain boundary. R is one or more rare earth elements essentially including Nd, T is Fe or Fe and Co and B is boron. the R-T-B based permanent magnet further includes X, Z and M. X is one or more selected from Ti, V, Zr, Nb, Hf and Ta, Z is one or more selected from C and N, M essentially includes Ga and further includes one or more selected from Al, Si, Ge, Cu, Bi and Sn. The grain boundary includes an XZ phase having a face-centered cubic structure.

HOT SECTION ENGINE COMPONENTS HAVING SEGMENT GAP DISCHARGE HOLES

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078441

Components for gas turbine engines and methods of making the same, the components including a component body having an external side wall and an internal side wall and defining at least a first cooling cavity and a second cooling cavity between the external side wall and the internal side wall, at least one segmented rib extending within the component body and separating the first cooling cavity from the second cooling cavity, wherein the first and second cooling cavities, the at least one segmented rib comprising at least two rib segments separated by a segment gap, and a discharge hole formed in the external side wall fluidly connected the segment gap to an exterior surface of the component body.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080987

A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having a first main surface and a second main surface opposite to the first main surface; a first conductive layer covering a part of the first main surface; a through electrode connected to the first conductive layer and having a first conductive plated layer and a second conductive plated layer; and a second conductive layer formed on the second main surface. The first conductive plated layer contacts with the semiconductor substrate through a seed layer. The second conductive plated layer is formed on the first conductive plated layer. The second conductive layer is formed of the seed layer, the first conductive plated layer, and the second conductive plated layer. The first conductive plated layer has a first edge surface. The second conductive plated layer has a second edge surface flush with the first edge surface.

METHOD FOR COMPENSATION OF THE EFFECT OF ANTENNA OFF-POINTING IN AN SAR IMAGE AND RADAR IMPLEMENTING SUCH A METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079178

The SAR is provided formed from a plurality of elementary images issued from successive emission spots, the elementary images overlapping zones of overlap, the measurement of the off-pointing is carried out on the basis of the difference between the energies received from two successive spots in a zone of overlap, the compensation being applied to the antenna reception gain in light of the measurement.

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MEASURING THE REFRACTIVE INDEX OF A FLUID

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079007

Methods and apparatus are provided for determining the refractive index of a downhole fluid. Two unalike crystals are provided having faces in contact with fluid in the fluid flow line of a borehole tool. The crystals are chosen to have different refractive indices and/or different angles of incidence, but to provide total internal reflection for light that is directed through the crystals to the crystal/fluid interface. The measured attenuations for each crystal are used in conjunction with the known refractive indices and angles of incidence of said crystals to determine the refractive index of the fluid.

ENTRY AND STARTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENTRY AND STARTING VERIFICATION

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077370

An entry and starting system in an object has a control and transmission unit configured to use a radio link to interchange at least one radio signal and an ultrasonic link to interchange at least one ultrasonic signal with a portable electronic device. The control and transmission unit sets up a radio link to the portable electronic device and uses the electronic device via the radio link to stipulate at least one relevant parameter for a subsequent ultrasonic link. The control and transmission unit is additionally configured so as, following the stipulation of the parameters, to set up an ultrasonic link according to the previously determined parameters. The entry and starting system checks an authorization of the portable electronic device, the portable electronic device being detected as authorized if the at least one relevant parameter of a subsequent ultrasonic link is concordant with the at least one stipulated parameter.

Very Low Power Microcontroller System

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079574

A microcontroller system includes a processing unit supporting at least one near or sub Vt circuit and a plurality of memory blocks, each memory block connected to a DMA controller and independently power controlled. A power control system uses power gates to power control at least the memory blocks. In some embodiments, a wake-up interrupt controller is connected to the power control system and a voltage regulator system is used to supply voltage to separate power domains, with the voltage regulator systems controlled at least in part by power gates operated by the power control system. A plurality of clocks can be connected to define clock domains associated with separate power domains.

PNEUMATIC TIRE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077198

A pneumatic tire includes a sidewall region extending in a tire radial direction, the sidewall region comprises a plurality of protruding regions that protrude in a tire width direction, a dimension in a tire circumferential direction of at least one of the protruding regions is greater than a dimension of a gap in the tire circumferential direction between an adjacent pair of the protruding regions, and the at least one protruding region is provided with a recess at a side face at a side in the tire circumferential direction.

MID-PLANE RANGE-PROBING TECHNIQUES FOR PARTICLE THERAPY

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190076673

Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media providing techniques for probing in-vivo beam ranges directly using therapeutic beams for particle therapy treatment are disclosed. In an embodiment, a configuration is determined for one or more probing spots, each spot corresponding to a planned location within an interior region of a tumor volume where a dose of radiation is to be delivered. At least one therapeutic beam is provided to the tumor volume, and one or more images may be captured to provide an indication of the range/depth of the probing spots. Providing the probing spots to the interior of the tumor volume reduces the risk that the dose is provided to sensitive tissue (e.g., because even if the dose is delivered to a location other than the planned location, the dose is likely to remain contained within the tumor volume).

DUAL MONITORING INSTRUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190082147

A surveillance network is disclosed herein. The surveillance network includes a processor, a plurality of video cameras, a student-monitor, and an instructor-monitor. The processor can transmit and receive digital information. The video cameras can communicate digitally with the processor and can record video and transmit the video signal to the processor. The student-monitor and the instructor-monitor are each also able to communicate digitally with the processor and may each play back video as received from the processor. The processor may transmit either a live or recorded video signal to both the student-monitor and the instructor-monitor, such that the student-monitor and the instructor-monitor receive and play back video simultaneously.

BATTERY CONTROL DEVICE, ABNORMALITY DETECTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081366

A battery control device of embodiments includes at least two transistors and a control unit. The at least two transistors are at least two transistors that are connected to a battery in series and control charging of the battery, include body diodes, respectively, and are connected in series such that respective body diodes are arranged in the same direction. The control unit changes a conduction pattern in which a conduction state and a non-conduction state of the at least two transistors are switched, and determines whether at least one of the at least two transistors has an abnormality on the basis of a change in a measured voltage.

USE OF CHARGE-CONTAINING MOLECULES LINKED WITH COVALENT BONDS TO ENHANCE ACETYLENE HYDROGENATION CATALYSTS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190076832

A composition containing a supported hydrogenation catalyst comprising palladium and a support, wherein the supported hydrogenation catalyst is capable of selectively hydrogenating highly unsaturated hydrocarbons to unsaturated hydrocarbons, and a dopant, wherein the dopant comprises at least one component selected from zwitterions, ylides, betaines, or combinations thereof. A method of making a selective hydrogenation catalyst by contacting a support with a palladium-containing compound to form a supported-palladium composition, contacting the supported-palladium composition with a dopant to form a selective hydrogenation catalyst precursor, wherein the dopant comprises at least one component selected from zwitterions, ylides, betaines, or combinations thereof, and reducing the selective hydrogenation catalyst precursor to form the selective hydrogenation catalyst. A selective hydrogenation catalyst produced via the method of making a selective hydrogenation catalyst, and a method of selectively hydrogenating highly unsaturated hydrocarbons to an unsaturated hydrocarbon enriched composition are also provided.