Total 5715 patents for "2019-04-11"

PARTIALLY FLUORINATED ESTER COMPOUND ADDITIVES FOR ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106580

The present invention is a composition comprising (a) a coating base selected from a water-dispersed coating, an epoxy polymer coating, an alkyd coating, a Type I urethane coating, or an unsaturated polyester coating; and (b) a fluorinated ester compound represented by Formula (I) where A is OH, C 1 -C 18 alkyl, CH 2 COOH, CH 2 OH, or (CH 2 CH 2 O) a (CH 2 CH(CH 3 )O) b H; a and b are 0 to 3; s is 0 to 2; Y is a linear or branched alkylene organic group having r+s+t substitutions; x is 0 or 1; Q is C(O)O or OC(O); Z is (CH 2 ) y S or (CH 2 CH 2 O) m (CH 2 CH(CH 3 )O) n- ; y is 2 to 6; m and n are 0 to 6; R f is a straight or branched perfluoroalkyl group of 2 to 20 carbon atoms; R 7 is a straight or branched C 4 -C 30 alkyl; r is 1 to 4; and t is 1 to 5, such that r+s+t is 2 to 6.

SELF-RETAINING NAIL TO INSERTION HANDLE INTERFACE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105093

An implant insertion assembly including an insertion handle extending from a proximal end to a distal end, the distal end including a recessed portion, an outer wall of the recessed portion having a first shape about a perimeter thereof and including an engagement mechanism. The implant insertion assembly also includes an implant extending from a distal end to a proximal end including an opening configured to receive the recessed portion of the insertion handle, the opening having a second shape configured to mechanically interlock with the outer wall of the recessed portion when the recessed portion is inserted therein to transmit torque from the insertion handle to the implant, the proximal end including a receiving structure in a wall thereof, the receiving structure being positioned and oriented to receive the engagement mechanism to removably lock the insertion handle to the implant in the axial direction.

MAP CREATION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF FOR MOVABLE ROBOT

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105773

The present disclosure illustrates a map creation system and a method for a movable robot. The map creation system includes a movable robot and a display device. The movable robot includes a robot body; a driving unit driving the robot body to move in a space; an image capturing unit capturing a image in the space; a sampling unit sampling in the space to obtain a sample; a control unit controlling the operation of the driving unit, the image capturing unit and the sampling unit; and a power supply unit supplying an electrical power to each unit. The display device displays the received image and marks a location in the space where the sample is obtained on the image, and synchronously displays a movement trace of the movable robot in the space according to the driving instructions of the driving unit.

COMPONENT-EMBEDDED SUBSTRATE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND HIGH-FREQUENCY MODULE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109091

A method of manufacturing a component-embedded substrate includes a resist forming step in which a patterning resist is formed on a support, a patterning step in which a through hole extending through the resist is formed by performing patterning on the resist, a first-electrode forming step in which a through-via electrode is formed by filling the through hole with an electrode material, a resist removing step in which the resist is removed, a component placement step in which an electronic component is placed, a substrate forming step in which a resin substrate is formed by sealing the electronic component with a resin that includes a filler having a diameter larger than the surface roughness of a side surface of the through-via electrode, and a removing step in which the support is removed from the resin substrate. The first-electrode forming step is performed before the substrate forming step is performed.

HYPERBRANCHED POLYMERS FOR ORGANIC PIGMENT DISPERSIONS AND WATER-SENSITIVE PIGMENTS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106592

Aryl-modified hyperbranched polyols are described, as are coating compositions containing these polyols. These polyols enable waterborne coating compositions that: include water-sensitive pigments; are storage stable; and have a low content of VOCs, as well as solventborne coating compositions that: include organic pigments; are storage stable; and enable certain enhanced color properties.

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING PARTICULATE MATTER PRODUCED BY AN ENGINE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107073

Methods and systems for simultaneously operating port fuel injectors and direct fuel injectors of an internal combustion engine are described. In one example, port fuel injection timing is adjusted to reduce particulate matter formation in the engine so that particulate filter loading may be reduced until a time when the particulate filter may be purged.

Product Management Display System with Trackless Pusher Mechanism

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190104862

A product management display system for merchandising product on a shelf includes using a trackless pusher mechanism that travels along a surface on which product is placed and one or more dividers for separating product into rows. The one or more dividers may be engaged to a front rail in two different conditions, locked and unlocked. In a locked condition, the relationship between the divider and the front rail resists alteration in any direction with respect to each other. In the unlocked condition, the dividers may be freely slid laterally along the front rail, while remaining perpendicular to the front rail. The one or more dividers may lock to the front rail through the use of corresponding teeth, resilient surfaces, a locking tab, a locking bar and/or a cam that may define a cam glide.

Selective Film Growth for Bottom-Up Gap Filling

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109004

A method includes etching a portion of a semiconductor material between isolation regions to form a trench, forming a semiconductor seed layer extending on a bottom surface and sidewalls of the trench, etching-back the first semiconductor seed layer until a top surface of the semiconductor seed layer is lower than top surfaces of the isolation regions, performing a selective epitaxy to grow a semiconductor region from the semiconductor seed layer, and forming an additional semiconductor region over the semiconductor region to fill the trench.

Thermally Activatable Insulating Packaging

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106263

A method of making a container includes applying an insulating material in an inactive form to form a layer on a first substrate. The applied insulating material includes expandable microspheres. The method further includes joining a second substrate to the first substrate to adhere the first substrate to the second substrate and to create at least a portion of a multi-layer composite having at least one air gap between the first substrate and the second substrate. The method further includes heating the applied insulating material to activate expandable microspheres thereof to form expanded microspheres. The method further includes increasing the thickness of the applied insulating material layer to thereby increase the volume of the air gap between the first substrate and the second substrate of the multi-layer composite by the heating of the applied insulating material. The method further includes forming the multi-layer composite into a container having expanded microspheres.

FOCUS DETECTION DEVICE, FOCUS DETECTION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING FOCUS DETECTION PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109994

A focus detection device includes an imaging unit, an image processor, a focus detection circuit, and a control circuit. The imaging unit includes a pixel portion including light-receiving portions. The light-receiving portions are divided into first and second pupil division directions. The image processor performs processing to display an image based on a display pixel signal. The focus detection circuit performs processing for focus detection based on a focus detection pixel signal. The control circuit controls the imaging unit to generate the focus detection pixel signal regarding the first pupil division direction in a first operation, and controls the imaging unit to generate the display pixel signal and the focus detection pixel signal regarding the second pupil division direction in a second operation.

Insulated gate bipolar transistor and diode

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109219

A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer having a first principal surface on one side thereof and a second principal surface on the other side thereof, a channel region of a first conductivity type formed at a surface layer portion of the first principal surface of the semiconductor layer, an emitter region of a second conductivity type formed at a surface layer portion of the channel region in the semiconductor layer, a drift region of the second conductivity type formed in a region of the second principal surface side with respect to the channel region in the semiconductor layer so as to be electrically connected to the channel region, a collector region of the first conductivity type formed at a surface layer portion of the second principal surface of the semiconductor layer so as to be electrically connected to the drift region, a cathode region of the second conductivity type formed at a surface layer portion of the second principal surface of the semiconductor layer so as to be electrically connected to the drift region and including a continuously laid around line-shaped pattern, and a gate electrode formed at the first principal surface side of the semiconductor layer so as to face the channel region across an insulating film.

JET PUMP FOR A TURBOMACHINE, COMPRISING BLADING FOR IMPARTING ROTATION TO ACTIVE FLUID

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107125

A jet pump for a system for supplying fluid to a turbomachine. The jet pump includes an active fluid inlet pipe including a tube delimiting the inlet pipe, and a passive fluid inlet pipe that is fluidically separated from the active fluid inlet pipe by the tube. The active fluid inlet pipe includes at least one twisted blade that is positioned within the tube and is configured to make the active fluid rotate with respect to the axis of the tube.

DETECTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF AORTIC PATHOLOGIES

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105008

According to one or more embodiments, a method, a computer program product, and a computer system for detecting and characterizing aortic pathologies are provided. The method may include receiving, by a computer, one or more tomograph scan images corresponding to a patient's aorta. The one or more received tomograph scan images may be analyzed by the computer for one or more image features associated with one or more aortic pathologies, such as aortic dissection or an aortic aneurysm. One or more image features associated with the one or more aortic pathologies may be identified in the one or more analyzed tomograph scan images, which may allow the determination of an aortic pathology associated with the patient's aorta based on the identification of the image features. A portion of the aorta and one or more branch arteries corresponding to the determined aortic pathology may then be identified.

ANATOMICALLY RELIEVED AUGMENTS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105159

Anatomically shaped augments that are configured for implantation in a bone and which have one or more reliefs. A distal end of an outer portion of the augment can have a shape that is configured to generally conform to the shape of a metaphyseal-diaphyseal junction of an intramedullary canal of a bone. A proximal end of the outer portion can have a shape that is configured to generally conform to a shape of the metaphyseal region of the intramedullary canal. The reliefs can be configured to reduce a size of the augment and enhance the degree of freedom in the implant positioning and/or sizing of the augment. Further, such reliefs may contour the augment so as to prevent cortical bone contact and/or prevent contact with the implant device that may be associated with misalignment between an intramedullary canal and metaphyseal or diaphyseal regions of the bone.

NERVE GROWTH FACTOR MUTANT

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105373

Provided is a nerve growth factor mutant, wherein same is an amino acid sequence as shown by any one of SEQ ID No: 3 to SEQ ID No: 21 in the sequence listing. The advantage of the nerve growth factor mutant lies in that the mutation of a nerve growth factor can alleviate side effects such as pain, falling within the field of biological pharmacy.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SEGMENTATION OF INTRA-PATIENT MEDICAL IMAGES

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108635

Embodiments disclose a method and system for segmenting medical images. In certain embodiments, the system comprises a database configured to store a plurality of medical images acquired by an image acquisition device. The plurality of images include at least one first medical image of an object, and a second medical image of the object, each first medical image associated with a first structure label map. The system further comprises a processor that is configured to register the at least one first medical image to the second medical image, determine a classifier model using the registered first medical image and the corresponding first structure label map, and determine a second structure label map associated with the second medical image using the classifier model.

PREDICTING QUALITY OF AN INFORMATION SYSTEM USING SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODELLING AND MACHINE LEARNING

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108196

A method of performing predictive analysis on an external index number describing quality of an information system based on a dynamic causal loop diagram of a plurality of quality meters describing the information system is disclosed. In an aspect, one or more quality meters are selected (402) from the plurality of quality meters for predicting values of an external index number. Values of selected quality meters and the external index number maintained (401) in a database are processed (403) using one or more statistical analysis methods to determine dependencies between the plurality of quality meters and the external index number. Based on the processing, a prediction model for predicting external index number values is established (404). Said model may be trained (406) based on received training data (405) using machine learning tools.

METHOD OF MAKING POLYMERIC SUBSONIC AMMUNITION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107375

The present invention provides a method of making a subsonic ammunition having a polymeric casing body having a generally cylindrical hollow polymer body having a body base at a first end thereof and a mouth at a second end to define a propellant chamber; a propellant insert positioned in the propellant chamber to reduce the internal volume of the propellant chamber, wherein the propellant chamber has an internal volume that is at least 10% less than the open internal volume of a standard casing of equivalent caliber; and a primer insert positioned in the body base and in communication with the propellant chamber.

Translating Search Queries on Online Social Networks

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108228

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a search query comprising one or more n-grams from a client system associated with a user of an online social network, generating one or more term embeddings representing the one or more n-grams of the search query, respectively, encoding the one or more term embeddings to generate a query embedding representing the search query, decoding the query embedding to generate one or more output term embeddings representing one or more query tokens, constructing a query command from the one or more output term embeddings, executing the query command to retrieve one or more search results, and sending, to the client system in response to the search query, instructions for generating a search-results interface for presentation to the user, the search-results interface comprising one or more of the retrieved search results.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109087

A semiconductor device includes a plurality of lower conductive lines overlying a substrate and extending in a first direction, an insulating layer overlying the plurality of lower conductive lines, a plurality of upper conductive lines overlying the insulating layer and the first conductive lines and extending in a second direction crossing the first direction, and a plurality of vias filled with a conductive material formed in the insulating layer. The plurality of upper conductive lines are arranged in the first direction with a first pitch. The plurality of vias includes first vias and second vias. At least one via of the first vias connects at least two lines of the plurality of lower conductive lines and one line of the plurality of upper conductive lines. An average width in the first direction of the first vias is different from an average width in the first direction of the second vias.

CAMERA SUBSYSTEM EVALUATION USING SENSOR REPORT INTEGRATION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109988

A method is used to evaluate a camera-related subsystem in a digital network, e.g., aboard a vehicle or fleet, by receiving, via a camera diagnostic module (CDM), sensor reports from the subsystem and possibly from a door sensor, rain/weather sensor, or other sensor. The CDM includes data tables corresponding to subsystem-specific fault modes. The method includes evaluating performance of the camera-related subsystem by comparing potential fault indicators in the received sensor reports to one of the data tables, and determining a pattern of fault indicators in the reports. The pattern is indicative of a health characteristic of the camera-related subsystem. A control action is executed with respect to the digital network in response to the health characteristic, including recording a diagnostic or prognostic code indicative of the health characteristic. The digital network and vehicle are also disclosed.

COMPOSITE BRIDGE DECK STRUCTURAL PANEL AND METHOD OF FABRICATION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106848

A composite structural panel for use in bridge structures, and method of manufacturing same, comprises a top panel and a bottom panel separated by and attached to at least one, but preferably a plurality, of structural composite preforms which may be fabricated by a continuous manufacturing process and may be saturated by resin using a continuous wetting process. The composite preforms may take any cross sectional shape but are preferably trapezoidal. The top and bottom panels may be fabricated from a plurality of layers of woven fabric layers and non-woven fabric layers which are saturated with a resin that is subsequently cured using cure processes known in the art. The composite structural panel of the invention is usable as a flat structural member for use as bridge decking, ramps, trestles, and any application requiring a structural panel.

ROOF MOUNTED AIRBAG

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106073

A system includes a roof and an airbag supported by the roof. The airbag is inflatable away from the roof to an inflated position. The airbag includes an apex adjacent to the roof. The airbag includes a first leg inflatable away from the apex to an end, and a second leg inflatable away from the apex to an end spaced from the end of the first leg. The airbag includes a bottom portion spaced from the apex and inflatable to the inflated position. The bottom portion extends from the end of the first leg to the end of the second leg.

MODULE FOR DETECTING AN ELECTRICAL FAULT FOR AN ELECTRICAL PROTECTION ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRICAL PROTECTION ASSEMBLY COMPRISING SUCH A DETECTION MODULE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108962

A module for detecting an electrical fault includes a housing; a first conductor and a second conductor; a first measurement toroid, positioned around the first conductor and around the second conductor, for measuring a differential current flowing between the first and second conductors; a second measurement toroid, positioned around the first conductor, for detecting an electric arc signal flowing through this conductor; a relay; an electronic processing circuit configured to switch the relay according to the current measured by the measurement toroids. The measurement toroids are aligned with one another and the first toroid takes the shape of an elongated tube and allows the differential protection to operate with its own current.

GAME PROGRAM, GAME CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105569

A computer-implemented method for operating a computer game. It can include identifying a playing user and one or more other users; storing user information about one or more other users and the game progress information of those other users; determining whether any of the other users satisfy a predetermined condition based on their game progress information; identifying any of the other users that meet the condition and qualify as substitution-target users; displaying the substitution-target users to the playing user; obtaining input from a playing user indicating the selection of at least one substitution-target user; allowing the user to play the game, and obtaining a result of a game played by a playing user on behalf of a substitution-target user, with said game being one available to the substitution-target user; and updating the game progress information of the substitution-target user in accordance with the result of that game.

DISPOSABLE CONTAINER FOR MOBILE MEDICAL CART

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105120

A medical cart having a chassis with a plurality of wheels attached thereto; a plurality of drawers supported on the chassis; a temperature-regulated compartment in the chassis; a locking bar pivotally attached to the chassis; a headwall mount attached to the chassis; a display mounted on the chassis; and a positionable task light attached to the chassis. Each drawer includes a drawer lock shiftable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The locking bar is shiftable between a locked position and an unlocked position so that the locking bar serves as a secondary safety lock for all the drawers and the door of the temperature-regulated compartment.

STANDALONE INTERBODY IMPLANTS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105175

Stand-alone interbody fusion devices for engagement between adjacent vertebrae. The stand-alone interbody fusion devices may include a spacer or endplates and one or more inserts, members, or frames coupled to the spacer or endplates. The inserts, members, or frames may be configured and designed to provide the apertures which are designed to retain bone fasteners, such as screws or anchors, and secure the implant to the adjacent vertebrae.

Topology Engine State Tracking

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109770

A system for topology state tracking includes a client device requesting network topology information, and a topology engine coupled to one or more network device. The topology engine includes at least one processor, and non-transitory computer readable media having encoded thereon computer software having a set of instructions executable by the at least one processor to perform one or more operations. The set of instructions includes instructions to receive state information associated with at least one network service, generate network topology information based on the state information, determine changes in the network topology for the at least one network service, update the network topology information, provide access to the network topology information by the client device, receive a request for network topology information from the client device, and transmit the network topology information to the client device.

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR RNA-DIRECTED TARGET DNA MODIFICATION AND FOR RNA-DIRECTED MODULATION OF TRANSCRIPTION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106715

The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.

BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION FOR A COMPUTING DEVICE WITH TWO OR MORE DISPLAY DEVICES

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108794

In some implementations, a computing device may include a first display device and a second display device. An embedded controller may determine a first perceived brightness of the first display based on a first current and a first amount of ambient light associated with the first display device, determine a second perceived brightness of the second display device based on a second current and a second amount of ambient light associated with the second display device, and determine a ratio of the first perceived brightness to the second perceived brightness. The embedded controller may modify, based at least in part on the ratio, the second current to create a second modified amount of current associated with the second display device that modifies the second perceived brightness of the second display device to create a modified second perceived brightness of the second display device.