Total 5715 patents for "2019-04-11"

COLOR IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND COLOR IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108798

The present invention provides a field-sequential color image display device suppressing color breakup and an increase in power consumption. The liquid crystal display device displays a color image by a field-sequential system in which each frame period includes four field periods corresponding to four colors, white, blue, green, and red, and the liquid crystal display device includes a light source portion which includes blue, green, and red LEDs, and a light source driver circuit. The light source driver circuit generates blue, green, and red light source control signals CswB, CswG, and CswR, and drives the light source portion on the basis of these signals. At this time, the light source driver circuit generates the light source control signals CswB, CswG, and CswR such that the blue, green, and red LEDs emit light sequentially during an ON period T on within a white field period Tw, and respective emission periods for the colors occur symmetrically with respect to the axis of symmetry at the midpoint of the ON period T on in the direction of time.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FIBER COMPOSITES AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105832

Additive manufacturing fiber composites comprise a bundle of elongate fibers and a matrix material that holds or encompasses the elongate fibers of the additive manufacturing fiber tow. The matrix material includes an energy-emissive dopant that emits a curing energy in response to receiving an activating energy. The curing energy effects curing of the solidifiable matrix material so that it solidifies to a rigid or semi-rigid matrix material. Methods of additively manufacturing an article include dispensing an additive manufacturing fiber tow, a solidifiable matrix material, and an energy-emissive dopant to form a solidifiable composite, and applying the activating energy to the energy-emissive dopant to activate the energy-emissive dopant to emit the curing energy. Systems to additively manufacturing an article may be configured to employ such additive manufacturing fiber composites and/or methods.

HARQ-ACK SIGNAL TRANSMISSION IN RESPONSE TO DETECTION OF CONTROL CHANNEL TYPE IN CASE OF MULTIPLE CONTROL CHANNEL TYPES

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190110282

Methods and apparatuses are provided for wireless communications. Configuration information comprising a resource start offset is received. Downlink control information (DCI) transmitted using a first antenna port of a base station is received on an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) using at least one of control channel elements (CCEs). A resource of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) is determined based on a first CCE of the at least one of the CCEs, the first antenna port, information in the DCI, and the resource start offset in the configuration information, in response to a transmission type of the EPDCCH being localized transmission. A hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) signal is transmitted on the resource to the base station

MULTI-STAGE BIODEGRADABLE DRUG DELIVERY PLATFORM

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105443

Embodiments of the invention provide multi-stage biodegradable drug delivery platforms and methods for the subcutaneous delivery of therapeutic agents (TA). Embodiments of the platform may be configured to subcutaneously deliver a first dose of a first TA which is absorbed into the body and/or blood stream (BBS) to produce a first therapeutic effect for a first selectable time period (STP), and subsequently after a second STP, deliver a second dose of a second TA which is absorbed into the BBS to produce a second therapeutic effect for a third STP. An embodiment of the platform may comprise a body having a tissue-penetrating end, a primary cavity having a first TA dose and a shell having a secondary cavity having a second TA dose. The first TA dose is released after the first STP and the second TA dose is released after the second STP by biodegradation of the shell.

WIDEBAND PHASED MOBILE ANTENNA ARRAY DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109386

Wideband phased mobile antenna array devices, systems, and methods include antenna elements arranged in a substantially linear array and positioned and adjusted on a substrate to achieve an aggregate radiation pattern in an end-fire direction. In some embodiments, each antenna element includes two pairs of antenna arms, a pair on either side of the substrate. In some embodiments, each pair of antenna arms are configured to be adjusted and positioned symmetrically to generate the end-fire radiation pattern. In some embodiments, each of the antenna elements in the linear array is spaced apart from each other by a distance that is equal to approximately /2, where is a wavelength associated with a frequency within a desired operating frequency range of the antenna system.

CUSTOMIZABLE THIN PLATE FUEL FORM AND REACTOR CORE THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108920

A customizable thin plate fuel form and reactor core therefor are disclosed. The thin plate fuel will comprise a fuel material embedded within a matrix material, with the entire unit having a coating. The thin plate fuel may be flat or curved and will have flow channels formed within at least the top surface of the fuel plate. The structure of the thin plate fuel will make it easier for coating with Tungsten or any other suitable material that will help contain any byproducts, prevent reactions with the working fluid, and potentially provide structural support to the thin plate fuel.

IMAGING OF METASTATIC OR RECURRENT CANCER

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105411

The present disclosure relates to methods of administering [ 18 F]-FACBC. The present disclosure also relates to use of [ 18 F]-FACBC in methods for imaging, diagnosing and monitoring metastasis or recurrence of cancer.

CAMERA

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109166

A camera comprising: a sensor holder, an image sensor mounted on the sensor holder, a mount holder, and a lens mount being adapted to receive a lens array and being mounted to the mount holder, wherein the sensor holder is attached to the mount holder, wherein a gap having an extension along an optical axis of the camera is formed between the sensor holder and the lens mount, and wherein the sensor holder is provided with a thermally conducting protrusion bridging the gap and being in contact with the lens mount at an interface allowing relative motion between the lens mount and the thermally conducting protrusion along the optical axis while maintaining contact between the lens mount and the thermally conducting protrusion.

CHARGE SHARING BETWEEN MEMORY CELL PLATES

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108866

Methods, systems, techniques, and devices for operating a ferroelectric memory cell or cells are described. A first ferroelectric memory cell may be used to charge a second ferroelectric memory cell by transferring charge from a plate of first ferroelectric memory cell to a plate of the second ferroelectric memory cell. In some examples, prior to the transfer of charge, the first ferroelectric memory cell may be selected for a first operation in which the first ferroelectric memory cell transitions from a charged state to a discharged state and the second ferroelectric memory cell may be selected for a second operation during which the second ferroelectric memory cell transitions from a discharged state to a charged state. The discharging of the first ferroelectric memory cell may be used to assist in charging the second ferroelectric memory cell.

COMPOUNDS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVING SIGNAL DETECTION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106742

Compositions, devices, systems and methods for increasing the signal to noise ratio (SNR) and/or enhancing photoprotection in an illuminated analytical reaction by addition of one or more signal detection assay (SDA)-enhancing agents to the reaction mixture.

CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108970

An object of the present invention is to provide a charged particle beam device capable of correcting an image drift caused by stage deformation or the like during imaging immediately after stage movement. In order to achieve the above object, proposed is a charged particle beam device including: a sample chamber; a sample stage arranged in the sample chamber; a charged particle beam source which releases a charged particle beam; a deflector which deflects the charged particle beam released from the charged particle beam source; a focusing lens which focuses the charged particle beam; and a control device that controls the sample stage and the deflector, in which the control device calculates a deflection signal to be supplied to the deflector based on a thrust information when driving of the sample stage and a coefficient assigned for each position of the sample stage.

MAGNETOSTRICTION TYPE TORQUE DETECTION SENSOR

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107449

There is provided a magnetostriction type torque detection sensor which is improved in torque detection sensitivity by increasing respective magnetic paths which are formed between a detected object and a plurality of cores attached to an insulating tubular body in such a manner that a magnetic path which is formed at the detected object is at a predetermined angle to an axis of the detected object.

MULTIPLE TRANSACTIONS IN A SINGLE KV STORE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108252

A method is provided for a key-value (KV) store database management system (DBMS) to provide a KV store to an application. The method includes providing a low-level KV store and a top-level KV store each having its own distinct transaction. The low-level KV store includes key-value pairs. The top-level KV store includes information leading to the low-level KV store. The information in the top-level KV store includes a minimum key in the low-level KV store, a last committed transaction for the low-level KV store, and a pointer to a root node of the low-level KV store. The method further includes committing a current transaction for the low-level KV store by persisting changes during the current transaction for the low-level KV store to secondary memory, updating the information of the top-level KV store with the current transaction for the low-level KV store as the last committed transaction for the low-level KV store, and opening a new transaction for the low-level KV store.

METHOD FOR PROCESSING WORKPIECE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108997

According to an embodiment, a wafer W includes a layer EL to be etched, an organic film OL, an antireflection film AL, and a mask MK1, and a method MT according to an embodiment includes a step of performing an etching process on the antireflection film AL by using the mask MK1 with plasma generated in a processing container 12, in the processing container 12 of a plasma processing apparatus 10 in which the wafer W is accommodated, and the step includes steps ST3 a to ST4 of conformally forming a protective film SX on the surface of the mask MK1, and steps ST6 a to ST7 of etching the antireflection film AL by removing the antireflection film AL for each atomic layer by using the mask MK1 on which the protective film SX is formed.

SAGD SALINE WATER SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106346

A new water treatment system for SAGD operations is disclosed. Instead of treating both produced water and recycled water using warm lime softening systems, the recycled water is combined with saline water in a cold lime softening system. This results in slightly warmed reactions that require less chemicals during the lime softening process while also allowing for larger volumes of treated produced water to be generated by the warm lime softening system.

CHIP ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108936

There are provided a chip electronic component and a board having the same. The chip electronic component includes: a substrate; a first internal coil part disposed on one surface of the substrate; a second internal coil part disposed on the other surface of the substrate opposing one surface thereof; a via penetrating through the substrate to connect the first and second internal coil parts to each other; and first and second via pads disposed on one surface and the other surface of the substrate, respectively, to cover the via, wherein the first and second via pads are extended in a direction toward portions of the first and second internal coil parts adjacent thereto.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FIELD PATTERN ANALYSIS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108631

A method for characterizing field patterns, including: receiving remotely sensed data of a geographic region; determining a feature set for the geographic region based on the remotely sensed data; identifying field patterns for the geographic region based on the feature set; and determining pattern characteristics for the identified field patterns.

RAMP ASSEMBLY FOR MOTORIZED VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106042

A ramp assembly for a passenger using a wheelchair to enter or exit a motorized vehicle. The ramp assembly includes a rail assembly having a track with a first portion extending longitudinally along the rail and a second portion inclined with the first portion. A ramp is operatively connected to the rail assembly. The ramp includes a first body and a second body that articulates with respect to the first body, wherein the ramp moves along the rail assembly and includes a storage position and a deployed position. A first roller is operatively connected to the first body and a second roller is operatively connected to the second body. The first body and the second body of the ramp are generally planar in the storage position and the first body is inclined with respect to the second body in the deployed position.

OPERATING SYSTEM FOR A MACHINE OF THE FOOD INDUSTRY

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107823

The present disclosure relates to an operating system for a machine of a food industry. The operating system includes eyeglasses for a user of the operating system and a transceiver for exchanging data between the operating system and the machine. The eyeglasses include a display system configured to display a control element and information of a human machine interface (HMI). Furthermore, the operating system includes at least one input module which receives user input from the user with respect to the control element. The operating system additionally includes a processing module. The processing module converts the received user input into an input signal for controlling at least one of the machine or the HMI.

BODY CURRENT BYPASS RESISTOR

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109152

A radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) is described. The RFIC includes a switch field effect transistor (FET), including a source region, a drain region, a body region, and a gate. The RFIC also includes a body bypass resistor coupled between the gate and the body region. The RFIC further includes a gate isolation resistor coupled between the gate and the body region. The RFIC also includes a diode coupled between the body bypass resistor and the gate isolation resistor.

ROBOTIC CANNON WITH LASER

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105548

A firing device is provided for launching and retrieving projectiles as well as firing laser weapons from a robotic platform. In robotic games or competitions the projectiles and laser weapons are fired at targets to score points. In a game of laser tag the laser and/or infrared weapons are fired at targets on competing robots to score points and/or to disable the targeted robot. The firing device has one, two, or three rotating launch wheels for launching spherical projectiles illustratively including ping pong balls, where the revolution speed of launch wheels may be varied to control projectile velocity and distance of travel. A deflector plate is used to change the trajectory of the projectile and/or the laser beam.

ENGINE COMPONENT

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106991

An engine component for a gas turbine engine includes a film-cooled substrate having a hot surface facing hot combustion gas flow and a cooling surface facing a cooling fluid flow. A film hole extends through the substrate to an outlet on the hot surface. A flow conditioning structure is provided upstream of the outlet.

METHOD FOR IMPROVING SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, DEVICE FOR IMPROVING SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108814

Disclosed are a method for improving system performance, a device for improving system performance, and a display apparatus. The method may include the follows. Whether an abnormity occurs in vertical synchronous signals within a period is determined, and based on a determination that the abnormity occurs in the vertical synchronous signals within the period, system performance of the display apparatus is improved by adopting a preset scheme.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A RECOMMENDATION OF A MEDIA ASSET FOR SIMULTANEOUS CONSUMPTION WITH A CURRENT MEDIA ASSET

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190110102

Systems and methods for, while a user is consuming a first media asset, generating for the user a recommendation of a second media asset based on a viewing history of the user. In some aspects, the systems and methods determine that a user is consuming only video of a first media asset, determine a first category for the first media asset, and retrieve a viewing history corresponding to the user. The viewing history comprises media assets consumed simultaneously with a media asset corresponding to the first category. The systems and methods select a second category corresponding to a highest number of media assets in the viewing history, select a second media asset based on the second category. Alternatively, the user can select the second media asset manually. The systems and methods generate for output the audio of the second media asset for simultaneous consumption with the video of the first media asset.

HAND OPERATED HERBAL GRINDER

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190104887

A hand operated herbal grinder for the disintegration of herbs, spices and plant matter. The apparatus allows a user to place plant matter into the top of a first enclosure. The actuation of the apparatus, particularly through the use of a drive handle rotates blades inward to disintegrate the plant matter with rotational cutting blades.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND COMPONENTS TO PROVIDE A REDUCED LATENCY NETWORK WITH CHECKPOINTS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109789

A lower latency communications path is provided with checkpointing to verify a packet transmission is permitted. When a client initiates communication with the lower latency path, the client uses the unique tag in a packet to be transmitted. The network interface of the transmitter device can verify that the packet is an acceptable format and formed in an accepted manner. If the packet is verified, the network interface can transmit the packet to a next node according to the end-to-end configuration. The next node can read the packet's unique tag and verify the packet is an accepted format using context information associated with the unique tag. Each device in the path can perform a verification based on the tag in the packet before allow progress to a next prescribed step. A destination device can perform a verification based on the tag in the packet before allow progress to the destination receive queue.

Optical Measurement Of A Highly Absorbing Film Layer Over Highly Reflective Film Stacks

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107384

Apparatus and methods for performing optically based film thickness measurements of highly absorbing films (e.g., high-K dielectric films) with improved measurement sensitivity are described herein. A highly absorbing film layer is fabricated on top of a highly reflective film stack. The highly reflective film stack includes one or more nominally identical sets of multiple layers of different, optically contrasting materials. The highly reflective film stack gives rise to optical resonance in particular wavelength ranges. The high reflectance at the interface of the highly absorbing film layer and the highly reflective film stack increases measured light intensity and measurement sensitivity. The thickness and optical dispersion of the different material layers of the highly reflective film stack are selected to induce optical resonance in a desired wavelength range. The desired wavelength range is selected to minimize absorption by the highly absorbing film under measurement.

B-PILLAR WITH TAILORED PROPERTIES

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106155

A dimensionally stable B-pillar for an automotive vehicle including tailored material properties is provided. The B-pillar includes at least one localized soft zone surrounded by a hard zone. The hard zone typically has a yield strength of 950 MPa to 1700 MPa; a tensile strength of 1200 MPa to 2100 MPa; and an elongation of greater than 4%. The soft zones each have a yield strength of 340 MPa to 780 MPa; a tensile strength of 400 MPa to 980 MPa; and an elongation of greater than 10%. The microstructure of the hard zone is martensite, and the microstructure of the soft zones is tempered martensite, ferrite pearlite bainite, ferrite pearlite austenite, ferrite pearlite, ferrite bainite, cementite austenite, and/or cementite bainite. The soft zones of the B-pillar are manufactured with a slow cooling step, which can be conducted in air outside of the dies.

MISTUNED FAN FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107123

A fan for a gas turbine engine comprises blades distributed around a hub. The blades include first and second blades, having geometric parameters and/or material properties that differ from each other to frequency mistune the fan. The blades are distributed about the hub with at least one second blade between adjacent first blades. The leading edge of the airfoil of the second blades is disposed axially aft of the corresponding leading edge of the first blades in at least a portion of the blade span.

Predictive Modeling for Event Delivery Based on Real-Time Data

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108530

Aspects of the disclosure relate to implementing and using a data processing system to provide real-time data to improve event delivery timing. A computing platform may establish respective connections with and receive, via a communication interface, (i) from a subordinate user computing device, information defining a first event; (ii) from a supervisory user computing device, supervisory information associated with the first event; and (iii) from a first participant computing device, first participant information associated with delivery of the first event. The computing platform may execute an algorithm for comparing the information defining the first event, the supervisory information, and the first participant information, and generating a formatted alert based thereon. The formatted alert may be transmitted for display on the subordinate user computing device and/or the supervisory user computing device.