Total 6875 patents for "2019-03-14"

Impact Energy Absorbing Structure

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077348

An axially compressible energy absorbing member for a vehicle comprising a thin-walled tube having at least two adjacent, substantially parallel, axially-extending passageways defined by tube walls and separated where they are adjacent by a wall section, wherein the wall section includes one or more apertures of predetermined shape(s) and/or size(s), and wherein the thickness of the tube walls and of the wall section is substantially constant and the same.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO DETECT RARE MUTATIONS AND COPY NUMBER VARIATION

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078164

The present disclosure provides a system and method for the detection of rare mutations and copy number variations in cell free polynucleotides. Generally, the systems and methods comprise sample preparation, or the extraction and isolation of cell free polynucleotide sequences from a bodily fluid; subsequent sequencing of cell free polynucleotides by techniques known in the art; and application of bioinformatics tools to detect rare mutations and copy number variations as compared to a reference. The systems and methods also may contain a database or collection of different rare mutations or copy number variation profiles of different diseases, to be used as additional references in aiding detection of rare mutations, copy number variation profiling or general genetic profiling of a disease.

AN AUTOMATED REMOTE COMPUTING METHOD AND SYSTEM BY EMAIL PLATFORM FOR MOLECULAR ANALYSIS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079812

An automated method for remote computing of molecular docking and dynamics from one or more jobs in a network of plurality of users. The invention employs a system to execute the method comprising at least one user device, a remote computing server and a remote database. The job defining action tags are received and scanned by the remote server. A semantic analysis is performed on the jobs to distinguish between customized and non-customized tasks. A data analysis of the jobs is packaged in a compressed format. The user is continually updated of the job status. A public link is generated and sent to the user to download the results. The link is disabled after the downloading of the results to ensure the security of the data. The method avoids any duplication of jobs and can be performed even when the user is offline.

Atlas-Based Calculation of a Flight-Path Through a Virtual Representation of Anatomical Structures

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080513

The invention relates to a computer-implemented medical method for determining a virtual flight-path (1) with respect to a virtual representation (2) of at least one anatomical structure, the method comprising executing, on a processor of a computer, the steps of:acquiring, on the processor, patient image data describing at least one patient image showing at least one anatomical structure of a patient;acquiring, on the processor, atlas data describing at least one model of the at least one anatomical structure;determining, by the processor and based on the patient image data and the atlas data, representation data describing a virtual representation of the at least one anatomical structure;acquiring, on the processor, requirement data describing at least one requirement for at least one flight-path (1); anddetermining, by the processor and based on the representation data and the requirement data, flight-path data describing at least one virtual flight-path (1) with respect to the virtual representation (2) of the at least one anatomical structure.

AIR-CONDITIONING UNIT FOR VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077213

An air-conditioning unit for a vehicle has a case, a blower, a cooling heat exchanger and a heating heat exchanger. The cooling heat exchanger is located upstream of the blower inside the case. The heating heat exchanger is located downstream of the blower inside the case. The ventilation passage includes a before-heating passage extending from an air discharge port of the blower toward an air inlet of the heating heat exchanger. The before-heating passage includes, as a part of the before-heating passage, a flow-changing path that is curved to change a flow direction of the air discharged from the blower.

POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX EQUIPPED WITH RESISTIVE LEAKAGE CURRENT DETECTOR

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081466

Provided is a power distribution box distributing commercial electric power supplied from lead-in electric power lines into branch electric power sources and supplying the branch electric power sources to respective loads connected thereto. More particularly, the present invention relates to a power distribution box equipped with a resistive leakage current detector extracting a resistive leakage current simply and accurately from a resultant leakage current and causing leakage current interruption and alarm to be actuated according to the extraction result. The power distribution box equipped with the resistive leakage current detector of the present invention includes: a zero-phase current transformer detecting a resultant leakage current; a voltage detector detecting voltage of branch lines; a power calculator calculating wasted power; a phase difference calculator calculating a phase difference; and a resistive leakage current extractor extracting a resistive leakage current, wherein the power calculator calculates apparent and effective power.

High-Efficiency Two-Stroke Internal Combustion Engine

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078510

A two-stroke internal combustion engine achieves high performance levels by using an innovatively timed sequence of injecting and igniting fuel and oxidant. The operating cycle of the engine does not utilize a compression process. This permits the injection of fuel and oxidant to be coordinated with the initiation of the combustion process in such a way that the engine achieves high efficiency and provides high torque, while at the same time producing low thermal loading of engine components and low levels of engine noise and vibration.

HOT WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM HAVING PREHEATING FUNCTION AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078794

A hot water supply system according to the present invention includes: a hot water supply unit configured to supply hot water; an opening and closing valve configured to connect a hot water supply pipe, which is configured to supply hot water to a user from the hot water supply unit, and a cold water supply pipe, which is configured to supply cold water introduced from a cold water inflow pipe to the user, to allow water to flow or configured to disconnect the hot water supply pipe from the cold water supply pipe to block the water from flowing; a circulation pump configured to circulate water supplied from the hot water supply unit through the hot water supply pipe, the opening and closing valve, the cold water supply pipe, and the hot water supply unit; and a control unit configured to, when a water-preheating signal of the user is input, open the opening and closing valve, and operate the circulation pump to preheat water which is to be supplied to the user.

SEMICONDUCTOR POWER DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081136

A semiconductor power device includes an n-type drift layer, a plurality of first p-doped regions, a plurality of n-doped regions, a plurality of second p-doped regions, a gate dielectric layer, a gate electrode, an interlayer dielectric layer and a plurality of source contacts. Each first p-doped region includes a first p-doped portion and a plurality of first p-doped arms extending outwards from the first p-doped portion. Each n-doped region includes an n-doped portion and a plurality of n-doped arms extending outwards from the n-doped portion.

LOW-COST NETWORK SWITCH DESIGN

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081911

Low-cost network switches and other computing systems are described herein. A low-cost network switch can operate at a lower ambient temperature (e.g., 55 C.) than conventional switches, thereby enabling the use of lower cost components (e.g., optical components that are not rated for operation at up to 70 C.). The network switch can utilize a power bar pass-through card that provides power from an enclosure bus bar to components of the network switch in lieu of a power supply unit. Additionally, ports of the network switch can operate in a 250G mode in which a network switch port capable of communicating at 100 Gbps interfaces with two external ports each capable of communicating at 50 Gbps. Communication in 250G mode can be supported by a four-channel Y-cable, in which the four channels are utilized by the network switch port and fan-out to two channels to each of the two external ports.

FREE RADICAL-CURABLE COATING AND SEALANT COMPOSITIONS WITH IMPROVED SURFACE CURE PROPERTIES

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077965

Inhibition by oxygen of the peroxide-initiated cure of a composition based on (meth)acrylates or other compounds containing free radical-polymerizable functional groups is mitigated by inclusion of one or more polythiols in the composition. Such compositions may be formulated as multi-part systems, which are useful for the preparation of coatings and sealants.

Automating Generation of Library Suggestion Engine Models

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079753

A method, system, and apparatus are disclosed for adding library models to a library knowledge base by defining a template for a library configuration file that conveys information about each library model, custom inputs and code snippets to facilitate library comparison operations, and education content for the library model, where the library configuration file template may be automatically filled with extracted data using an iterative sequence of operations to retrieve, scrape or extract data to automatically populate data fields in library configuration file template for validation processing to ensure that the file is in the correct format and satisfies the constraints provided by the library recommendation engine.

Methods of Detecting Donor-Specific Antibodies and Systems for Practicing the Same

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079096

Provided are methods for determining the presence or absence of donor specific antibodies in a biological sample. The methods include mixing a cellular sample from a donor with a biological sample from a recipient under conditions sufficient for recipient immune antibodies, if present, to bind to donor cell surface antigen (Ag) to form an immune antibody-Ag complex, contacting the mixture with beads comprising an antibody that specifically binds the immune antibody-Ag complex (e.g., the Ag or immune antibody) on a surface thereof, adding under lysis conditions a detectably-labeled antibody that specifically binds the immune antibody-Ag complex bound to the beads, and detecting the presence or absence of the detectably-labeled antibody bound to the immune antibody-Ag complex to determine the presence or absence of donor specific antibodies in the biological sample from the recipient. Systems and kits for practicing the subject methods are also provided.

Database Read Cache Optimization

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079828

A system, method and apparatus for storing metadata in a metadata store in a robust and efficient manner including receiving a request from a client to perform a data transaction, updating a key-value pair in a metadata store based on the request, entering the data transaction in a transaction log, updating a read cache with the key-value pair, and replicating the last transaction log entry in at least one other storage node in the metadata store.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING MODEL-BASED CLASSIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080248

In certain embodiments, resolved exceptions information regarding resolved exceptions may be obtained. The resolved exceptions information may indicate the resolved exceptions and, for each resolved exception of the resolved exceptions, a set of attributes of a transaction for which the resolved exception was triggered. The resolved exceptions information may be provided as input to a prediction model to obtain multiple decision trees via the prediction model. Each decision tree of the multiple decision trees may comprise nodes and conditional branches, each node of the nodes of the decision tree indicating a probability of a dividend-related classification for a transaction that corresponds to the node. A decision tree may be obtained from the multiple decision trees. Unresolved exception information regarding unresolved exceptions may be processed based on the decision tree to determine which of the decision tree's nodes respectively correspond to transactions for which the unresolved exceptions were triggered.

CHARGE-GENERATING THREAD FOR BACTERIUM-COUNTERMEASURE, CLOTH FOR BACTERIUM-COUNTERMEASURE, CLOTH, CLOTHING ARTICLE, MEDICAL MEMBER, CHARGE-GENERATING THREAD THAT ACTS ON LIVING BODY, AND CHARGE-GENERATING THREAD FOR SUBSTANCE-ADSORPTION

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078239

A charge-generating thread for bacterium-countermeasure that includes a charge-generating fiber. The charge-generating fiber generates a charge by energy imparted from the outside of the fiber so as to restrain the proliferation of bacteria by the generated charge.

Artificial Intelligence with Cyber Security

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081964

A computer system that uses artificial intelligence based neural networks, to monitor the security and cooling system of a computer network and to take automated remedial action based on the monitoring. The computer system autonomically learns behavior profiles of the cooling system, attack profiles and circumvention techniques used to target the network. The remedial action taken by the computer system includes calibrating the cooling system to maximize efficiency, isolating any misuse that has been identified, surveilling the misuse in the isolated environment, analyzing its behavior profile and reconfiguring the network to enhance security.

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR VECTOR OPERATIONS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079766

Aspects for vector operations in neural network are described herein. The aspects may include a vector caching unit configured to store a first vector and a second vector, wherein the first vector includes one or more first elements and the second vector includes one or more second elements. The aspects may further include one or more adders and a combiner. The one or more adders may be configured to respectively add each of the first elements to a corresponding one of the second elements to generate one or more addition results. The combiner may be configured to combine a combiner configured to combine the one or more addition results into an output vector.

OPERATING DEVICE AND CLEANING APPLIANCE WHICH CAN BE CARRIED ON THE BACK

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190075990

The invention relates to an operating device for controlling, in particular for activating and deactivating, a cleaning device and/or an energy supply device of a cleaning appliance that can be carried on the back, which operating device includes a control signal generating device for producing control signals for controlling the cleaning device and/or the energy supply device and a signal transmission device for transmitting the control signals, wherein the control signal generating device includes at least one first switch member for activating and deactivating the cleaning device, wherein the operating device includes at least one second switch member for activating and deactivating at least one mode of operation of the cleaning device and wherein the at least one first switch member and the at least one second switch member are constructed in a haptically distinguishable manner.

INVASIVE BIOSENSOR ALIGNMENT AND RETENTION

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190076069

Examples of invasive biosensor alignment and retention features and methods are described. One example biosensor includes a housing comprising: a first surface defining a first opening, and a second surface opposite the first surface, the second surface defining a second opening, the first and second openings defining a substantially unobstructed pathway through the housing; a biosensor wire partially disposed within the housing and having an exterior portion extending through the first opening; a hollow insertion needle positioned within the pathway and extending through the first opening, the hollow insertion needle at least partially encircling the biosensor wire; and a biosensor retention feature collapsible against the first surface of the housing, the biosensor retention feature encircling and contacting the hollow insertion needle.

CIRCUIT STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190082527

A circuit structure including: an electronic component including a lower surface electrode; a circuit board including a first circuit and a second circuit; and a thermally conductive conducting member to be disposed between the lower surface electrode of the electronic component and the first circuit. The thermally conductive conducting member includes an electronic component connection portion to be conductively connected to the lower surface electrode of the electronic component, a first circuit connection portion to be conductively connected to the first circuit, and a second circuit connection portion to be conductively connected to the second circuit.

HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081494

A head-mounted display system includes a head-mounted display gear, a host, and two USB Type-C transmission lines. The two USB Type-C transmission lines are coupled between the head-mounted display gear and the host for transmitting power, data and video streams.

COMMUNICATION NETWORK, ASSOCIATED MEASURING SYSTEM, MEANS OF TRANSPORT AND METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081908

This communication network (18) extends between a plurality of input blocks (E 1 , . . . , E N1 ) including a predetermined number P1 of input ports, multiple of the number N1 of input blocks, and a plurality of output blocks (S 1 , . . . , S N2 ), each output block including a number P2 of output ports (Z1, . . . , Z P2 ) greater than or equal to the predetermined number of input ports. In this network, when the number P1 of input ports is even, the number N3 of switches is equal to:

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURABLE COMMAND AND DATA INPUT CIRCUITS FOR SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORIES

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080743

Apparatuses and methods for configurable command and data input circuits for semiconductor memories are described. Example apparatuses include input signal blocks, clock blocking circuits, data input blocks, driver circuits, and data receiver circuits.

PROCESS FOR CONTROLLING THE MALODOR "SWEAT", USING BACTERIAL SPORES CAPABLE OF INHIBITING OR PREVENTING THE PRODUCTION OF SUCH MALODOR

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078250

The present disclosure generally relates to a method for degrading the malodor sweat using bacterial spores with regard to the treatment of hard and/or soft surfaces, and more particularly relates to the degradation of malodors in the context of a textile treatment method.

FOIL BEARING

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078613

Particles (23) are supplied to a bearing gap of a foil bearing. A step (24) is formed in a top foil portion (12 a 1), to thereby generate an air flow from both end portions (121 and 122) in a direction (N) along a surface of the top foil portion (12 a 1) and orthogonal to a rotation direction (R) of a shaft (6) toward a region between the both end portions.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GUIDANCE OF A CATHETER TIP

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190076051

A system and method for guiding the placement of a peripherally inserted central catheter in a patient is provided. The system includes a peripherally inserted central catheter; at least one sensor configured to be coupled to said catheter and structured to sense and transmit an electrical signal associated with a P wave; a data base including known data corresponding to standard and non-standard P waves including peaks, deflections and transition points; and a processing device in operable communication with said at least one sensor and said data base, said processing device configured to receive said electrical signal and identify P waveform attributes of said signal, cross-reference said waveform attributes and said electrical signal with known data in said base data, and output indicia representative of said P waveform attributes and said signal based on said cross-reference.

ACTIVE IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE SUCH AS A CARDIAC RESYNCHRONISER WITH DYNAMIC ADAPTATION OF AN ATRIOVENTRICULAR DELAY DEPENDING ON A DETECTED AND QUANTIFIED DEGREE OF FUSION

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190076654

This disclosure relates to an active implantable medical device of the cardiac resynchronizer type. The device includes a pulse generator to produce pacing pulses, at least one detection electrode for detecting atrial and ventricular events, at least one stimulation electrode, a memory storing executable instructions, and a processor configured to execute the instructions. The processor is configured to execute the instructions to apply an atrioventricular delay (AVD) between a sensed or stimulated atrial event and the delivery of a ventricular pacing pulse, quantify a degree of fusion between the delivery of a pacing pulse to a cavity and a spontaneous contraction of another cavity, calculate a fusion rate, and modify the value of the AVD applied to the delivery of said ventricular pacing pulse, as a function of a comparison.

Wireless Body Worn Personal Device with Loss Detection Functionality

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190082274

There is provided a personal device to be worn at the body of a user (15), comprising an interface (20) for wireless data exchange with an external device (11, 39, 50); at least one sensor (28, 42, 44, 46) for sensing a parameter indicative of the proximity of the personal device (10) to the user; a loss detection unit (40) for determining, by regularly analyzing signals received from the sensor, whether the personal device is presently worn by the user or not; a control unit (38) for controlling operation of the personal device in a regular mode as long as the loss detection unit determines that the personal device is worn by the user and in a loss mode as long as the loss detection unit determines that the personal device is no longer worn by the user, wherein the wireless interface is directed to transmit in the regular mode a non-traceable device address and to transmit in the loss mode a traceable public device address.

DYNAMIC LOOK UP TABLE MEASUREMENTS FOR TRANSMITTER WITH ENVELOPE TRACKING SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081712

The representative embodiments discussed in the present disclosure relate to techniques in which the operating characteristics (e.g., gain and/or efficiency) of a power amplifier in a transmitter may be regulated according to an operation mode of the transmitter. More specifically, in some embodiments, different LUTs may be employed for each mode of operation to suitably adjust the supply voltage to the power amplifier and modulate its operating characteristics based on power input to the power amplifier. Further, in some embodiments, a method to calibrate a LUT for ULCA, an operation mode of the transmitter, may be employed to populate a LUT that may be used to suitably adjust the supply voltage during ULCA.