Total 6875 patents for "2019-03-14"

CATALYSTS FOR PETROCHEMICAL CATALYSIS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077728

Metal oxide catalysts comprising various dopants are provided. The catalysts are useful as heterogenous catalysts in a variety of catalytic reactions, for example, the oxidative coupling of methane to C2 hydrocarbons such as ethane and ethylene. Related methods for use and manufacture of the same are also disclosed.

LOGISTICS WORK HISTORY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT UTILIZATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080272

Information is appropriately managed for a logistics work. A compact terminal includes a work time measurement unit that measures, at a set measurement time, a time spent by a site worker to perform a work corresponding to a set work item, and transmits a measurement result to a management server. The management server includes an operation environment master that stores an operation status of a logistics facility for each customer as a comparison target extraction condition of the logistics facility, and a bench marking unit, in the case where there is a comparison request with a logistics facility of another customer from a customer terminal of a customer, that reads out a comparison target extraction condition similar to a comparison target extraction condition of the customer of a request origin of the comparison request from the operation environment master, and compares a measurement result in the logistics facility of the another customer corresponding to the read-out comparison target extraction condition, and a measurement result in the logistics facility of the customer of a request origin of the comparison request.

Common Phase Error and/or Inter-Carrier Interference

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081825

A technique, including transmitting data and/or control information; and transmitting common phase error and/or inter carrier interference correction reference signal, wherein said common phase error and/or inter carrier interference correction reference signal occupies a variable amount of radio resources.

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICES

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081102

A semiconductor memory device may include a selection transistor on a semiconductor substrate, an interlayered insulating layer covering the selection transistor, a lower contact plug coupled to a drain region of the selection transistor and configured to penetrate the interlayered insulating layer, and a magnetic tunnel junction pattern coupled to the lower contact plug. The lower contact plug may include a metal pattern and a capping metal pattern in contact with a top surface of the metal pattern. The capping metal pattern may include a top surface having a surface roughness that is smaller than a surface roughness of the top surface of the metal pattern. The magnetic tunnel junction pattern may include bottom and top electrodes, a lower magnetic layer and an upper magnetic layer between the top and bottom electrodes, and a tunnel barrier layer between the lower magnetic layer and the upper magnetic layer.

GUIDE DEVICE FOR GUIDING AN ERECTED SCREEN AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING A GUIDE PROFILE OF SUCH A GUIDE DEVICE ON A DOOR OR FRAME PROFILE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078384

A guide device (1) for guiding the bottommost side of a screen (4) which can be rolled up and unrolled on an erected screen roller, or a horizontally displaceably erected screen, comprising a guide profile (6, 6), and holders (9, 9) for the mounting of the guide profile (6, 6), such that these holders (9, 9) are arranged at a distance apart, so that a free space (22) extends between these holders (9, 9). In addition, an assembly of such a guide device (1) with a door of frame profile (21), a screen device (2) comprising such a guide device (1), an assembly of such a screen device (2) and a door or frame profile (21), and a method for mounting such a guide device (1) on a door or frame profile (21).

METHODS OF PRODUCING 6-CARBON CHEMICALS VIA CoA-DEPENDENT CARBON CHAIN ELONGATION ASSOCIATED WITH CARBON STORAGE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078103

This document describes biochemical pathways for producing adipic acid, caprolactam, 6-aminohexanoic acid, 6-hydroxyhexanoic acid, hexamethylenediamine or 1,6-hexanediol by forming two terminal functional groups, comprised of carboxyl, amine or hydroxyl groups, in a C6 aliphatic backbone substrate. These pathways, metabolic engineering and cultivation strategies described herein rely on CoA-dependent elongation enzymes or analogues enzymes associated with the carbon storage pathways from polyhydroxyalkanoate accumulating bacteria.

ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND IMAGE READING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078759

An illumination device includes a light emitting unit, a light guide member, in which one end part in a longitudinal direction has a rod shape facing the light emitting unit, and is formed on a peripheral surface thereof with a light emitting part extending in the longitudinal direction, and a support member that extends along the longitudinal direction of the light guide member and supports the light guide member, wherein the support member is divided into a one side divided part and the other side divided part in the longitudinal direction of the light guide member, and a gap is provided between a support surface of the light guide member in the one side divided part and a support surface of the light guide member in the other side divided part.

Motor Driving Device, Failure Diagnosis Method for Motor Driving Device, and Electric Power Steering Apparatus Using Motor Driving Device

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077441

A motor driving device is operable with low current consumption at low cost and can be started up without delay. The motor driving device includes inverter circuits, relay circuits, power supply stabilizing capacitors, pre-charge circuits, and a control unit. The inverter circuits individually drive coil sets of a motor. Each relay circuit is provided between a power supply and a corresponding one of the inverter circuits. Each capacitor is provided between a corresponding one of the relay circuits and a corresponding one of the inverter circuits. The pre-charge circuits, which are provided corresponding individually to the capacitors, each charge a corresponding one of the capacitors before the relay circuits are driven. The control unit controls the pre-charge circuits so that the pre-charge circuits charge the capacitors at mutually different timings or alternately when failure diagnosis is performed on the relay circuits.

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081080

An array substrate, a method for fabricating the same and a display device are disclosed. The array substrate includes a substrate, and a first insulating layer and a thin film transistor which are arranged on the substrate in this order. The first insulating layer includes a colored region which is configured to absorb light. An orthographic projection of the colored region on the substrate at least covers an orthographic projection of the active layer of the thin film transistor on the substrate. By arranging the colored region of the first insulating layer, the light with a short wavelength from an external light source is absorbed. Thus, a channel of the active layer is protected, stable performance of a device is realized, and a service life of the device is prolonged.

NETWORK STABILITY STATUS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081859

A method related to a network stability status may include determining, by a network controller, a stability status of a network. The method may further include dynamically determining a plurality of simulated annealing parameters associated with the network based, at least in part, on the stability status of the network. In some examples, the method may further include using, at least in part, the plurality of simulated annealing parameters to optimize a network configuration.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MICRO DOSING

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190076801

A system and method of micro dosing containers on a conveying system is disclosed. The system includes a mixing tank to maintain suspended solids in a mixture; a dosing assembly to inject micro-doses of the mixture into bottles; a recirculation assembly to circulate the mixture from the supply tank to the dosing assembly and back to the supply tank; a power and controls operation assembly to supply the system with power, to provide the system with electromechanical control and/or to provide a user interface; and a stand to hold at least the supply tank, the portable dosing assembly, the recirculation assembly and/or the power and/or controls operation assembly.

Motor Vehicle Transmission

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078665

A motor vehicle transmission, the transmission having an input shaft rotationally fixed to a second element of a first planetary gear set and rotationally fixable to a first element of a second planetary gear set by a first shift element. A first element of the first planetary gear set is rotationally fixable to a housing of the transmission by a second shift element and to the first element of the second planetary gear set by a third shift element. An output shaft of the transmission is rotationally fixed to a third element of the first planetary gear set and to a second element of the second planetary gear set. A third element of the second planetary gear set is rotationally fixable to the housing by a fourth shift element. Additionally, two elements of the first planetary gear set are rotationally fixable to each other by a fifth shift element.

CELLULOSE ACETATE TOW BANDS AND FILTERS WITH SURFACE MARKINGS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080147

Disclosed are acetate tow bands comprising identification fibers made of cellulose acetate which exhibit surface markings in a repeated pattern along the length of the identification fibers. The identification fibers can be incorporated into an acetate tow band. The surface markings and repeated pattern can be representative of a bale identifier. The identification fibers can be recovered from a cigarette filter, the repeated pattern decoded, and supply chain information associated with the acetate tow band used to make the cigarette filter can be obtained.

SET FOR DISPENSING LIQUEFIED GAS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078737

A set (10) for dispensing liquefied gas from a vessel (100) comprises a supporting structure (1), a pump (2) and a conditioning system (4). The supporting structure is designed for maintaining both the pump and the conditioning system inside the vessel when the set is in operation condition for dispensing a flow of liquefied gas. The set allows easy handling, simple fitting to the vessel and easy removal from the vessel because a main part of said set can be handled as a one-block element.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREMOR DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190076078

Systems and methods are disclosed for detecting tremors in a subject. One method comprises receiving data from a digital device, the data comprising a plurality of digital device positions and a plurality of timestamps, each timestamp in the plurality of timestamps being associated with a digital device position in the plurality of digital device positions. The method further comprises determining a plurality of frequencies of hand movements of the subject based on the plurality of digital device positions and plurality of timestamps. The method further comprises determining a subportion of the data corresponding to frequencies of hand movements above a low tremor threshold, and determining a magnitude of tremors of the subject's hand based, at least in part, on the subportion of the data.

ADVANCED CONTENT RETRIEVAL

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190082046

Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium for implementing advanced information retrieval are described. A user may provide fetching parameter values to acquire content. The system may determine whether or not the user-provided fetching parameter values can be satisfied. If the fetching parameters can be satisfied, the system obtains and caches the information.

Wrap Carrier

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190075936

A wrap type infant carrier which also integrates certain attributes of mei tai and SSC carriers to provide an optimal meld of some of the most desirable attributes of these existing carriers, the present carrier thus providing the comfort and closeness of a wrap carrier, but further being configured to be easily fitted to the wearer, thus avoiding any excessive learning curve associated with its use. In addition to being easy to use, the present carrier is also configured to more effectively distribute the load to the caregiver to mitigate muscle strain or fatigue.

METHOD OF TRANSLOCATING NUCLEIC ACIDS THROUGH NANOPORES

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190078145

The invention provides methods for analyzing polynucleotides using nanopores that allow passage of single stranded polynucleotides but not double stranded polynucleotides. In accordance with some embodiments, a double-stranded product is produced that comprises a labeled strand with a single stranded tail or overhang. The double stranded product is exposed to one or more nanopores in the presence of an electric field across the one or more nanopores such that the single stranded tail may be captured and the labeled strand translocated by unzipping from the double stranded product. The ionic composition of the reaction mixture and electric field strength are selected so that nucleotides translocate a nanopore at a rate of less than 1000 nucleotides per second.

PREPARATION OF IONIC LIQUIDS BASED ON BORON CLUSTERS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081347

Electrolytes and electrochemical cells include a novel ionic liquid having a quaternary cation and a boron cluster anion. In some versions, the boron cluster anion will be a functionalized or unfunctionalized icosahedral boranyl or carboranyl anion. Electrochemical cells have an electrolyte including the ionic liquid. In some versions, the ionic liquid is used as a solvent to dissolve an ionic shuttle salt for transport of active material, with an optional co-solvent. Methods to synthesize the ionic liquid include contacting a boron cluster salt with a quaternary salt to form the ionic liquid by a metathesis reaction.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING GENOTYPE INFORMATION RELATING TO OPIOID RESPONSE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080048

There are systems and methods for preparing or using prognostic information about opioid response. The information may include determining patient information, including DNA information, associated with a human subject; determining from the DNA information whether a subject genotype of the human subject includes one or more SNP diploid polymorphisms by detecting, utilizing a detection technology and the DNA information, a presence or absence of the one or more SNP diploid polymorphisms in the subject genotype, wherein each SNP diploid polymorphism of the one or more SNP diploid polymorphisms includes a combination of two SNP alleles associated with one SNP location; and determining an opioid response associated with the human subject based, at least in part, on the presence or absence of the one or more SNP diploid polymorphisms in the subject genotype.

SPIN-TRANSFER-TORQUE SYNTHETIC ANTI-FERROMAGNETIC SWITCHING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190081236

A switching device, comprising an anti-ferromagnet structure having an upper layer and a lower layer, the upper layer and lower layer anti-ferromagnetically coupled by an exchange coupling layer, the upper and lower layer formed of a similar material but having differing volumes, and wherein the device is configured to inject symmetrically spin-polarized currents through the upper and lower layers to achieve magnetic switching of the anti-ferromagnet structure.

AIR-CONDITIONING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190077225

An air-conditioning device includes: a heating cycle configured to circulate the heating medium through a heater core, the heater core being configured to heat blown air; an auxiliary heating device configured to heat the heating medium by an electric heater; a refrigeration cycle configured to circulate cooling medium discharged from a compressor through a condenser, the condenser being configured to heat the heating medium; refrigeration cycle control means configured to operate the refrigeration cycle such that temperature of the heating medium reaches target heating-medium temperature; auxiliary heating device control means configured to operate the auxiliary heating device such that the temperature of the heating medium reaches the target heating-medium temperature; and switching means configured to stop the operation of the refrigeration cycle in the state in which the temperature of the heating medium is equal to or higher than the threshold value.

DISTORTION MEASUREMENT AND CORRECTION FOR SPECTRALLY ENCODED ENDOSCOPY

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080439

Methods, apparatuses, systems, and storage mediums for correcting distortion of a spectrally encoded endoscopy (SEE) image are provided. A first reference pattern comprising a plurality of radial lines is scanned with an SEE spectral line to obtain a first image. Signs of a tangential shift and/or of a radial shift of the spectral line may be determined, and magnitudes of the tangential shift and of the radial shift may be computed. A second reference pattern comprising at least a circle with the SEE spectral line may be scanned to obtain a second image in a case where the radial shift is positive. The magnitude of the radial shift may be computed based on the magnitude of the tangential shift and a radius of the circle. The tangential shift and the radial shift may then be applied for correcting distortion.

RESIN-SEALED VEHICLE-MOUNTED CONTROL DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080931

An object is to provide the structure of an ECU enabling resin to be filled without deformation of an electronic circuit board. A resin-sealed vehicle-mounted control device includes: a circuit board; a base member housing the circuit board; and resin filled between the circuit board and the base member. The base member has: a base portion fixing the circuit board; and a side wall opposed to the side surface side of the circuit board. The resin is provided at least between the circuit board and the base portion. The side wall has an opening at any position on the side of the base portion from a position opposed to the side surface side of the electronic circuit board.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVISIONING OPTIMIZED CONTENT TO CUSTOMERS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080351

A method and an apparatus for provisioning optimized content to customers are disclosed. The method includes determining at least one attribute associated with a customer active on a web interface associated with an enterprise. A plurality of baseline contents and a plurality of content elements are accessed from a database and at least one baseline content and at least one content element are selected based on the at least one attribute associated with the customer. A customized advertisement is generated using the at least one baseline content and the at least one content element.

Target Feeding System

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190079401

The present disclosure provides an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography system. The system includes an EUV scanning module; an EUV collector to collect EUV radiation and direct the same to the EUV scanning module; a droplet generator for generating droplets of a molten form of a metal; a pulse laser generator to act on the droplets of the molten form of the metal to generate plasma as a source of the EUV radiation; and a target feeding system. The target feeding system includes a container for holding the metal, a heating device configured to heat the metal in the container to a temperature higher than a melting temperature of the metal, and a feeding tube having an upstream end connecting to the container and a downstream end connecting to the droplet generator such that the container is in fluid communication with the droplet generator.

Device For Forming Metal Components

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190082525

Various embodiments include an apparatus for forming metallic components comprising: tools for forming the metallic component; and a plasma generation module for treating a surface of a tool for forming and/or of the metallic component to be formed by applying an atmospheric pressure plasma.

SHREDDER COMPRISING ONE OR MORE NOZZLE ASSEMBLIES

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190076849

A shredder comprises one or more nozzle assemblies each including an elastic element configured to work in conjunction with the nozzle and the nozzle housing such that the nozzle is held in the home position when in an unloaded rest condition and as a result of an impact temporarily moves in the direction of the impact position.

PLAYLIST ANALYTICS

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190080004

A method includes generating metrics based on a first plurality of interactions with first content of a playlist. A first metric indicates approval of a first content item of the playlist and a second metric indicates a first duration of playback of a second content item of the playlist during playback of the playlist. The first duration of playback of the second content item is greater than a first default duration of playback. The method further includes reporting at least the first metric and the second metric and receiving a modified playlist. The modified playlist may be the playlist modified based on at least the first metric. The method further includes identifying, in captured data associated with access to the modified playlist, a second plurality of interactions with second content of the modified playlist. The second plurality of interactions corresponds to fewer deviations than the first plurality of interactions.

Resource Selection for Device to Device Discovery or Communication

Pub Date: 2019-03-14

Pub Number: US20190082423

A wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) may perform provide a report to a network. The WTRU may include a processor that is configured to receive a measurement configuration from the network, where the measurement configuration indicates a threshold and a resource pool on which to perform measurements. The resources pool may be used for communication between one or more mobile device. The processor may be configured to perform measurements on the resource pool and determine whether an energy level for the resource pool is above the threshold for a duration of time. The processor may also be configured to send a report to the network indicating that the energy level for the resource pool is above the threshold for the predetermined duration of time.