Total 6875 patents for "2019-03-14"

SELF-ADHESIVE, HEAT-SENSITIVE RECORDING MATERIAL

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077178

The invention relates to a self-adhesive, heat-sensitive recording material, comprising a carrier substrate, a heat-sensitive, color-forming layer that is applied on one side of the carrier substrate and contains at least a non-phenolic color developer in and at least one color former, a siliconized layer on the upper side of the heat-sensitive, color-forming layer that is applied on the carrier substrate, as well as an adhesive layer on the side of the carrier substrate facing away from the heat-sensitive, color-forming layer.

PLANTS COMPRISING WHEAT G-TYPE CYTOPLASMIC MALE STERILITY RESTORER GENES, MOLECULAR MARKERS AND USES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078118

Methods are described for selecting or producing a cereal plant comprising a functional restorer gene for wheat G-type cytoplasmic male sterility and nucleic acids for use therein.

INTEGRATED CIRCUITS WITH MAGNETIC TUNNEL JUNCTIONS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081234

Integrated circuits and methods for fabricating integrated circuits are provided. In one example, an integrated circuit includes a magnetic tunnel junction. The magnetic tunnel junction includes a fixed layer structure, a free layer structure, and a barrier layer disposed between the fixed layer structure and the free layer structure. The fixed layer structure includes a first magnetic layer and a second magnetic layer that is disposed between the first magnetic layer and the barrier layer. The first magnetic layer is configured to produce a first magnetic moment that substantially correlates to a second magnetic moment of the second magnetic layer as a function of temperature.

ENERGY HARVESTING FOR SENSOR SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081578

Described herein is an energy harvesting system comprising a transducer and a processor. The transducer generates an electric signal from ambient energy. The processor is configured to process the electric signal to perform pattern recognition of the electric signal so as to determine and output a characteristic of a source of the ambient energy. The pattern recognition comprises statistical analysis and frequency domain analysis.

Methods and Apparatus for Determination of Halohydrocarbons

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079020

A real-time, on-line method and analytical system for determining halohydrocarbons in water which operate by (1) extracting on-line samples; (2) purging volatile halohydrocarbons from the water (e.g., with air or nitrogen); (3) carrying the purge gas containing the analytes of interest over a porous surface where the analytes are adsorbed; (4) recovering the analytes from the porous surface with heat (thermal desorption) or solvent (solvent elution) to drive the analytes into an organic chemical mixture; (5) generating an optical change (e.g., color change) in dependence upon a reaction involving the analytes and a pyridine derivative; and (6) measuring optical characteristics associated with the reaction to quantify the volatile halogenated hydrocarbon concentration.

CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WRITING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING FAILURE OF BLANKING CIRCUIT

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080877

In one embodiment, a charged particle beam writing apparatus includes a blanking circuit applying a blanking voltage to a blanking deflector, a stage on which a substrate is placed, a mark on the stage, a detector detecting an irradiation position of the charged particle beam based on irradiation of the mark with the charged particle beam, and a diagnostic electric circuitry that causes the charged particle beam to enter a predetermined defocused state relative to the mark, obtains a difference between a first irradiation position when the mark is scanned under first irradiation conditions and a second irradiation position when the mark is scanned under second irradiation conditions in which at least either of irradiation time and settling time in the first irradiation conditions is varied, and determines occurrence of a failure of the blanking circuit when the difference is a predetermined value or more.

Polynucleotide Constructs For In Vitro and In Vivo Expression

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078097

The present invention relates to polynucleotide constructs for in vitro and in vivo transcription/translation of genes of interest or variants of a gene of interest as well as microorganism host cells comprising such constructs and methods for producing a polypeptide of interest in such microorganism host cells.

DATA TRANSPORT IN A VIRTUALIZED DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190082243

A system for routing signals in a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) includes one or more local Digital Access Units (DAUs) located at a local location and one or more remote DAUs located at one or more remote locations. Each of the one or more local DAUs includes an optical port coupled to an upstream unit. The upstream unit includes at least one of a repeater, a baseband unit, a Base Transceiver Station (BTS), or a DAU. The one or more remote DAUs are coupled to the one or more local DAUs via one or more optical cables. A distance between the local location and each of the one or more remote locations is greater than two kilometers.

SYSTEM, NOZZLE AND METHOD FOR COATING ELASTIC STRANDS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190076870

A contact nozzle for simultaneously coating a plurality of elastic strands moving in a machine direction with an adhesive is described. The contact nozzle includes a single fluid inlet for receiving the adhesive from a fluid module, a first inverted V-shaped notch, a second inverted V-shaped notch, a third inverted V-shaped notch, and a mounting surface configured to abut the fluid module when the contact nozzle is coupled to the fluid module. Each inverted V-shaped notch extends along the contact nozzle in the machine direction, has an open bottom end, a circular closed top end. Each inverted V-shaped notch includes an adhesive orifice in fluid communication with the single fluid inlet for receiving the adhesive for directing the adhesive into contact with an upper surface of an elastic strand.

DISPLAY STRUCTURE WITH DIMMING MODULE AND BIASING DIMMING MODULE AND PARALLEL PLATE DIMMING MODULE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079285

A display structure with a dimming module and a biasing dimming module and a parallel plate dimming module thereof are revealed. The display structure includes a visual projection display module provided with an ambient-light-contact end and a dimming module disposed between the ambient-light-contact end and ambient light. Thus the ambient light transmitted through the visual projection display module and used as backlight is controlled effectively by the display structure for providing the best vision.

Apparatus, System, and Method for Target Search and Using Geocaching

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080342

A method of locating a target in a geographical space includes providing information to searcher users searching for the target, and potentially selecting among multiple targets for location, and providing rewards to the searchers after locating the target. The target may be a virtual object, and the method may use augmented reality features in locating the virtual object. The method may also provide for participating users who are not actively searching for the target, but may team with a searcher to receive a reward if the searcher locates the target, and who may potentially assist the user in locating the target. Participating users may be eligible if they are located in a designated participation area. The method may further provide for observing users who can observe progress of searchers in searching for the target but are not involved in the search or reward.

METHOD AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE APPARATUS FOR AVOIDING ACQUISITION OF DATA IN EXAMINATION REGIONS EXHIBITING HIGH DISTORTION

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079156

In a method for operating a magnetic resonance (MR) apparatus, at least one first distortion-corrected MR image is displayed at a display screen, with a first selection symbol superimposed thereon for selection of a scan volume from which diagnostic MR data are to be subsequently acquired. A second MR image is also displayed, that is at least partially distorted, and which represents at least a part of the region encompassed by the first distortion-corrected MR image. The second MR image is superimposed with a second selection symbol that indicates the same scan volume defined by the first selection symbol, but in the second magnetic resonance image. The second selection symbol is then used by an operator to select the actual scan volume from which the diagnostic MR data will be acquired, and a magnetic resonance apparatus is operated to acquire the MR data from that selected scan volume.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AND CONTROLLING DEVICES AND PROCESSES IN AN INFRASTRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081813

Disclosed is a system and method for monitoring and controlling devices in an infrastructure. The system 100 and method 1100 comprise devices 105, 106, 107 and 108, wherein devices are continuously monitored and controlled based upon set points. Further comprises sensor 104 and switch 111 units comprising sensors and connectivity 102 and 109 with devices and a primary 103 or a central server 101. Primary servers 103 are configured to couple with central server 101, wherein a processor 209 in primary server 103 is configured to execute instructions stored in a memory coupled with primary server 103. The programmed instructions comprise instructions for receiving inputs from the sensors, wherein the sensors are configured to sense operating parameters of the devices and predefined parameters in the infrastructure. Further comprises processing, sensor inputs to determine events for monitoring and controlling the devices. The events comprise asset and energy management.

METHOD FOR ASCERTAINING TEXTURE PARAMETERS OF A PAINT

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078936

Described herein is a method for predicting visual texture parameters of a paint having a known paint formulation. The visual texture parameters of the paint are determined using an artificial neural network on the basis of a number of color components used in the known paint formulation. The method includes determining a value of at least one characteristic variable describing at least one optical property using a physical model for the known paint formulation. The method also includes assigning the value to the known paint formulation, and transmitting the value to the artificial neural network as an input signal for determining the visual texture parameters. The value describes the at least one optical property for at least some of the number of color components of the known paint formulation. The method further includes training the neural network using a plurality of color originals each having a respective known paint formulation.

PROGRESSIVE MODULATION FOR DOWNSTREAM ACCESS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081815

A method, system and computer program for transmitting at least two payloads in a downstream traffic phase of a time-division duplex (TDD) cycle with a single preamble from a headend followed by concatenated payloads without intervening preambles, whereby the payloads are ranked by increasing modulation profiles. The preamble, and concatenated and ordered set of payloads are then transmitted to two or more predetermined customer premise equipments (CPEs).

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PROTECT USER PRIVACY IN MULTIMEDIA UPLOADED TO INTERNET SITES

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080098

A system and method for protecting user privacy in multimedia uploaded to Internet sites. Briefly stated, the method includes receiving, by a server hosting an Internet privacy protection service, a media item of a subscriber of the service from a social networking service. The media item is encrypted using Digital Rights Management techniques. Policy determining who can view the media item is generated. The encrypted media item is securely stored in a cloud storage network. Storage information, including a URL of the secure storage location for the encrypted media item, is received by the Internet privacy protection service from the cloud storage network. The Internet privacy protection service generates a proxy image by encoding the URL into the proxy image using a bar code. The Internet privacy protection service uploads the proxy image to the subscriber's social networking service account on the social networking service.

TRANSPORT TROLLEY

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077435

The invention relates to a push handle unit having at least one transverse strut and having two end pieces which in the assembled state are arranged at the ends of the transverse strut and have a device for fastening to a manually movable transport trolley, wherein the push handle unit has a free-standing, projecting gripping unit on each of the two end pieces. The gripping unit consists in each case at least of a gripping unit receptacle and of a gripping unit insert, and a gripping unit is formed on each end piece. The invention further relates to a manually movable transport trolley having such a push handle unit.

RACH QUASI-COLOCATION ASSOCIATION

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190082471

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a UE. The UE determines that a random access event has occurred. The UE detects one or more down-link reference signals that are UE-specifically configured or predefined. The UE further selects a first message that is associated with a first down-link reference signal of the one or more down-link reference signals, the first down-link reference signal being quasi-colocated with a first DMRS of a serving control channel of the UE. The UE sends the first message to a base station to request a random access to the base station.

TUNNELING FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR 3D NAND DATA CELL STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081068

Methods and structures of a three-dimensional memory device are disclosed. In an example, the memory device includes a plurality vertical memory strings disposed through an alternating conductor/dielectric stack. Each of the memory strings includes a composite dielectric layers and a TFET semiconductor layer. The TFET semiconductor layer includes an n-type semiconductor layer and a p-type semiconductor layer.

FAST FINGER SETTLEMENT DETECTION FOR FINGERPRINT SENSORS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080135

Low power input object settlement detection systems and methods for operating a capacitive sensor having a plurality, M, of transmitter electrodes and a plurality, N, of receiver electrodes, wherein N and M are integer values. A plurality of input object settlement scans are captured, when a presence of an input object is detected, or in response to a presence of an input object being detected, wherein capturing each input object settlement scan includes driving all or a portion of the plurality, M, of transmitter electrodes simultaneously and detecting receiver signals from at least a subset of the plurality, N, of receiver electrodes simultaneously. When a difference between subsequent input object settlement scans is below a threshold value, a full input object image is acquired.

COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM CONTAINING VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080532

A vehicle control method using a smartphone may include pairing a smartphone of a driver with a head unit of a vehicle, the head unit of the vehicle turning on an application in the smartphone through Bluetooth communication, authorizing the driver through the application in the smartphone, and the head unit unlocking a door of the vehicle through a smart key unit of the vehicle.

Antibiotic Kit and Composition and Uses Thereof

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190076451

The present invention relates to a therapeutic kit to provide a safe and effective dosage of an antibiotic agent, including an aerosol packaging assembly including: a container accommodating a pressurized product; and an outlet capable of releasing the pressurized product as a foam, wherein the pressurized product comprises a foamable composition including: an antibiotic agent; at least one organic carrier selected from the group consisting of a hydrophobic organic carrier, an organic polar solvent, an emollient and mixtures thereof, at a concentration of about 2% to about 50% by weight, a surface-active agent, about 0.01% to about 5% by weight of at least one polymeric additive selected from the group consisting of a bioadhesive agent, a gelling agent, a film forming agent and a phase change agent, water, and liquefied or compressed gas propellant at a concentration of about 3% to about 25% by weight of the total composition.

RSSI Measurement Method, Network Device, and Terminal Device

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081714

An RSSI measurement method, a network device, and a terminal device are disclosed. The method includes receiving, by a terminal device, an RSSI measurement configuration message, where the measurement configuration message includes indication information of a time resource for RSSI measurement, and the time resource includes first downlink symbols and second downlink symbols in a timeslot in which a synchronization signal block is located, and measuring a received signal power on the first downlink symbols and the second downlink symbols, where the first downlink symbols include downlink symbols in which the synchronization signal block is located, and where the second downlink symbols include at least one downlink symbol other than the first downlink symbols.

Apparatus and Method for Formulation and Dispensing of Visually Customized Cosmetics

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080480

A portioning machine for providing a custom cosmetic includes a mixer having a mixing chamber and also accommodates a plurality of dispensers having outlets that are directly coupled to the mixing chamber. In one embodiment, the portioning machine includes a plurality of slots, where each slot is configured to receive an assembly having at least one dispenser. In another embodiment, the portioning machine includes a slot configured to receive an assembly having a plurality of dispensers. Each dispenser is associated with an actuator, and the portioning machine includes a portioning processor configured to control the actuators to dispense additives from selected dispensers into the mixing chamber in accordance with a target set of additive ratios to produce the custom cosmetic.

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING AND/OR USING REDUCED RESOLUTION IMAGES

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190082161

Methods and apparatus for using selective resolution reduction on images to be transmitted and/or used by a playback device are described. Prior to transmission one or more images of an environment are captured. Based on image content, motion detection and/or user input a resolution reduction operation is selected and performed. The reduced resolution image is communicated to a playback device along with information indicating a UV map corresponding to the selected resolution allocation that should be used by the playback device for rendering the communicated image. By changing the resolution allocation used and which UV map is used by the playback device different resolution allocations can be made with respect to different portions of the environment while allowing the number of pixels in transmitted images to remain constant. The playback device renders the individual images with the UV map corresponding to the resolution allocation used to generate the individual images.

MATERIAL DISPENSER AND NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080792

A system for medicine dosage compliance may comprise a dispensing component that provides for medicine to be dispensed based at least upon authorized identification of a user and a secondary authorizer. The dispensing component may comprise an identity authentication component that automatically authenticates an identity of the user and the secondary authorizer at the time of a dispensing event. The system may further comprise a communication component providing one or more notifications to one or more third parties. The communication component may comprise a wireless personal area networking component that sets up a local networking connection between the dispensing component and a local device to share data between the dispensing component and a local device. The local device may communicatively be coupled to a remote network component. A notification component may generate notification information of the dispensing event for one or more third parties.

DISPLAY DEVICE FOR A SEAT IDENTIFIER, AND VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080655

A display device (4) for an identifier (6 a,b ) of a seat (8 a,b ) of a vehicle (2) with a variable mounting location (10 a,b ) contains a display (12) along an extension direction (14), which can be attached to a carrier (16) of the vehicle (2) at the seat (8 a,b ) in the extension direction (14) along possible mounting locations (10 a,b ), and a control device (22) for displaying identifiers (6 a,b ) on the display (12) in different longitudinal positions (Pa,b), which are assigned to mounting locations (10 a,b ).

PROCESSING PARAMETER AND RESOURCE SHARING ARCHITECTURE FOR SUPERCHANNEL BASED TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081726

Disclosed is a receiver for receiving an optical signal comprising a plurality of carriers within a predetermined frequency band. The receiver comprises means for sampling and converting each of the carriers into a set of corresponding digital signals, and a digital processing unit for processing said digital signals of said set of digital signals such as to mitigate transmission impairments of the corresponding optical carriers based on corresponding processing parameters. The digital processing unit is configured for determining such processing parameters by carrying out a corresponding parameter derivation procedure based on one of the digital signals of said set of digital signals. The processing unit is configured for sharing thus determined processing parameters for processing of other digital signals among said set of digital signals based on said shared determined processing parameters, or processing parameters derived from said shared determined processing parameters.

POLY(AMIDE-IMIDE) COPOLYMER, COMPOSITION FOR PREPARING POLY(AMIDE-IMIDE) COPOLYMER, ARTICLE INCLUDING POLY(AMIDE-IMIDE) COPOLYMER, AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE ARTICLE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077917

A poly(amide-imide) copolymer that is a reaction product of a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic diamine having a maximum absorption wavelength in a range from 500 nanometers (nm) to 650 nm in a visible light region, a diamine represented by Chemical Formula 1, a dicarbonyl compound represented by Chemical Formula 2, and a tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride represented by Chemical Formula 3:

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190075847

A heating device for an electronic smoking apparatus has a heating element encased in a bulb so that e-liquid does not come in contact with the heating element, but rather is heated indirectly by the bulb. The heating element is in electrical communication with electrical contacts exterior of the bulb, which contacts are placed in electrical communication with a power source such as a batter. The bulb can be made of glass, quartz, or similar inert silica-based compositions. The bulb can be shaped and sized to accommodate the components of a variety of electronic smoking apparatus.