Total 5715 patents for "2019-04-11"

GATE VALVE WITH VALVE BODY LINER

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107208

Gate valve including a valve body having first and second parts, each having an interface surface for engagement with the interface surface of the other part, and an aperture for receiving a fluid flow conduit. The parts when secured together define a gate recess and a flow conduit between the apertures. A gate in the recess moves between closed and open positions to control fluid flow through the gate. A valve body insert lines interior surfaces of the gate recess and receives the valve gate. A body portion sits between apertures of the two parts, sealing against the gate in a closed position. A gate wiper seal forms a fluid seal against the gate and an outer open end of the sleeve portion. The two parts have a recess portion at a gate recess end. The sleeve portion has a collar portion sealingly seated within the recess portion.

DECODING DEVICE, AN ENCODING DEVICE, AND A DECODING METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190110070

To achieve a reduction in the amount of coding taken in the use of an asymmetric partition and to implement efficient encoding/decoding processes exploiting the characteristics of the asymmetric partition. An image decoding device includes a motion compensation parameter derivation unit configured to derive a motion compensation parameter indicating either a uni-prediction scheme or a bi-prediction scheme. In a case that a prediction unit has a size less than or equal to a predetermined value, the motion compensation parameter derivation unit is configured to derive the motion compensation parameter by switching between the prediction schemes.

SPATIAL RELATION CODING OF HIGHER ORDER AMBISONIC COEFFICIENTS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190110148

In general, techniques are described by which to perform spatial relation coding of higher order ambisonic coefficients using expanded parameters. A device comprising a memory and a processor may perform the techniques. The memory may be configured to store at least a portion of a bitstream, the bitstream including a first indication representative of an HOA coefficient associated with the spherical basis function having an order of zero, and a second indication representative of one or more parameters. The processor may be configured to perform parameter expansion with respect to the one or more parameters to obtain one or more expanded parameters, and synthesize, based on the one or more expanded parameters and the HOA coefficient associated with the spherical basis function having the order of zero, one or more HOA coefficients associated with one or more spherical basis functions having an order greater than zero.

Film and Drug Delivery System Made Therefrom

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105810

The invention relates to the film products and methods of their preparation that demonstrate a non-self-aggregating uniform heterogeneity. Desirably, the films disintegrate in water and may be formed by a controlled drying process, or other process that maintains the required uniformity of the film. The films contain a polymer component, which includes polyethylene oxide optionally blended with hydrophilic cellulosic polymers. Desirably, the films also contain a pharmaceutical and/or cosmetic active agent with no more than a 10% variance of the active agent pharmaceutical and/or cosmetic active agent per unit area of the film.

SURGICAL ROBOT AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105778

It is an object to provide a surgical robot which can enhance flexibility of treatment while ensuring sufficient safety of a surgery. The surgical robot 1 has a robot body 4, an input unit 5 for inputting control information of the robot body 4, a control unit 11 for controlling the robot body 4 based on the control information input to the input unit 5, an input side abnormality detection unit 6 for detecting abnormality of an operator, an output side abnormality detection unit 8 for detecting abnormality of a surgery state, an abnormality countermeasure unit 9 for dealing with the abnormality of the surgery state detected by the output side abnormality detection unit 8, contents of an abnormality countermeasure action being changed based on a detection result of the input side abnormality detection unit 6.

COMPOUNDS LINKED WITH A SACCHARIDE METAL COMPLEX AND USES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106454

The present disclosure provides compounds linked with a saccharide-metal complex. The compounds are designed to protect organs by inducing acquired cytoresistance without causing injury to the organ, among other potential uses.

OPTICAL RESTORATION METHOD IN OPTICAL NETWORKS CONTROLLED BY A L0 SDN CONTROLLER

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109638

Methods, systems, and optical nodes are disclosed. The problems caused by the time-consuming process of serial activation of optical nodes in a restore path are addressed by utilizing a controller that controls all optical nodes in a restore path, in a parallel fashion, for faster restoration of the restore path.

COOLER FOR CARBON-BASED FEEDSTOCK PROCESSING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106636

A cooler for cooling product pursuant to a distillation process, including a first substantially enclosed housing with an inlet proximate a first end for receiving product from a distillation unit, and an outlet proximate a second end for discharging cooled product, and a first auger substantially enclosed within the housing for driving the product from the inlet to the outlet, the auger having a helical blade circumscribing a perforated central hollow shaft for transmitting cooled gas into the housing to help cool product within the housing.

PACING GUIDEWIRE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105490

Guidewires and methods for transmitting electrical stimuli to a heart and for guiding and supporting the delivery of elongate treatment devices within the heart are disclosed. A guidewire can comprise an elongate body, including first and second elongate conductors, and at least first and second electrodes. A distal end portion of the elongate body can include a preformed bias shape, such as a pigtail-shaped region, on which the first and second electrodes can be located. The preformed bias shape can optionally be non-coplanar relative to an intermediate portion of the elongate body. The first and second elongate conductors can be formed of a single structure or two or more electrically connected structures. The conductors can extend from proximal end portions to distal end portions that electrically connect to the first and second electrodes. A corewire can extend the length of the elongate body, can at least partially form the first conductor, and can be at least partially surrounded by the second conductor.

LIGHT GUIDE BAR AND BACKLIGHT DEVICE WITH THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107668

A light guide bar for improving external characteristics by inducing light projection through side surfaces. The light guide bar comprises: a main body in the shape of a bar having a predetermined length; a light incident surface to which light is incident from one side end portion in the lengthwise direction of the main body; a reflection surface for reflecting the incident light from the light incident surface to the inside of the main body; a projection surface for projecting the incident light from the light incident surface to the outside of the main body; and a light extraction pattern formed on the projection surface. The light guide bar, as configured above, induces the projection of light through the light projection surfaces at both side surfaces such that a dark area between the light guide bars can be removed in a backlight device so as to improve external characteristics.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NAVIGATING AN AIRCRAFT IN A HANGAR

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108763

A system for navigating an aircraft in a hangar, having at least one optical sensor firmly connected to the aircraft, wherein the sensor can be used to continuously capture surroundings contour data relative to the aircraft, and having a data processing apparatus, connected to the sensor, that has a data memory storing reference data, wherein the data processing apparatus can be used to detect an aircraft collision risk by continuously matching captured surroundings contour data with the reference data. Also, methods of navigating an aircraft in a hangar.

MODULAR SYSTEM (SWITCH BOARDS AND MID-PLANE) FOR SUPPORTING 50G OR 100G ETHERNET SPEEDS OF FPGA+SSD

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109720

A chassis front-end is disclosed. The chassis front-end may include a switchboard including an Ethernet switch, a Baseboard Management Controller, and a mid-plane connector. The chassis front-end may also include a mid-plane including at least one storage device connector and a speed logic to inform at least one storage device of an Ethernet speed of the chassis front-end. The Ethernet speeds may vary.

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190104866

An image display device includes an approach situation information acquirer that acquires approach situation information indicating approach of at least part of a customer's body to a shelf on which a plurality of items are displayed and indicating, when there is the approach, a position of the approach on the shelf at each time; an associator that associates the approach situation information with one item of the plurality of items according to the position indicated by the approach situation information; an index value calculator that calculates an index value relating to the customer's behavior on the basis of information indicating the item associated with the approach situation information; and a display unit that displays the index value calculated by the index value calculator together with an image of the item on the basis of the association made by the associator.

TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODE COMPOSED OF A PLURALITY OF TYPES OF CELLS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108429

A two-dimensional code that is capable of suppressing unnecessary code detection processes related to detection of a code area is provided. Among outer edges of a rectangular code area, a first edge that is composed of a plurality of types of cells arrayed in a single row is configured such that a specific pattern that is composed of an array of two or more differing cells is repeated in at least an intermediate portion. A second edge composed of the plurality of types of cells arrayed in a row such as to oppose the first edge is configured such that the specific pattern is repeated in at least an intermediate portion.

ROULETTE GAME CYCLE OPTIMIZATION AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZING GAME CYCLES OF DOUBLE ROULETTE WHEELS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108727

A roulette wagering system is described that includes a roulette machine configured to operate live roulette games in which a roulette ball is launched into an angled annular track encircling a roulette wheel. A controller associated with the roulette machine may regulate one or more inertial values associated with the roulette ball. A bet close time of a betting window associated with the live roulette games may be determined based on the one or more inertial values associated. A rotation velocity of the roulette wheel may be adjusted subsequent to a bet close time of a live roulette games. Game cycle events may be detected using audio associated with the live roulette games and audible and/or visual effects may be generated based on the audio. A controller associated with the roulette machine may synchronizes the live roulette games operated by the roulette machine with live roulette games operated by one or more additional roulette machines. Bets may be placed based on a player selected betting risk level.

DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109296

An organic electroluminescent device with a touch sensor including: a first substrate; a second substrate arranged opposite to the first substrate; an organic EL element layer arranged above the first substrate; a first sealing film arranged toward the second substrate of the organic EL element layer, covering the organic EL element layer, and including a first inorganic layer; plural first detection electrodes extending in one direction, and arranged in parallel toward the second substrate of the first sealing film; a second sealing film arranged toward the second substrate of the first detection electrodes, and including a second inorganic layer; plural second detection electrodes extending in another direction different from the one direction, and arranged in parallel toward the second substrate of the second sealing film; and a touch sensor control unit control ling a potential to detect a touch with a display surface.

Systems and Methods for Automating the Application of Friction-Modifying Coatings

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106847

A system and method for the application of friction-modifying coatings to roadways, walkways, pathways and other areas subject to vehicular, human or animal traffic, the system and method comprising the controlled, simultaneous application of binder and filler to a surface of a substrate, using a mobile device which passes over the substrate as the binder and filler are being applied. The system includes a frame coupled to a vehicle. A spray bar is mounted on the frame and includes an array of spray nozzles coupled to a resin container. An air knife is mounted on the frame and coupled to an air compressor for generating an air curtain. An aggregate dispenser bar including at least one aggregate dispenser is coupled to an aggregate bin and mounted on the frame for dispensing aggregate.

RESPONSE VEHICLE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106083

A response vehicle includes a transmission, a braking subsystem, and a vehicle management system coupled to at least one of the transmission and the braking subsystem. The vehicle management system includes an interlock module configured to provide a signal to switch the at least one of the transmission and the braking subsystem from a locked condition to an operational condition only in response to an authenticated user request thereby preventing undesired operation of the response vehicle.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTROL DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107865

An electronic device includes a control section which causes a display section to carry out a display process in either of the following two display modes: an enlarged display mode in which to display status information of the electronic device in a first display region in at least a part of which a notch part is provided and to use a second display region as a region in which to show details of an application; and an alternative display mode in which to display no status information of the electronic device in the first display region.

CHIMERIC RECEPTORS AND USES THEREOF IN IMMUNE THERAPY

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105348

Disclosed herein are methods of using immune cells expressing chimeric receptors and bipartite targeting ligands for immunotherapy of cancer and other diseases.

Crowdshaping Realistic 3D Avatars with Words

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108667

A method for generating a body shape, comprising: receiving one or more linguistic descriptors related to the body shape; retrieving an association between the one or more linguistic descriptors and a body shape; and generating the body shape, based on the association.

HOLLOW FIBER MEMBRANE MODULE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105608

The hollow fiber membrane module according to the present application is provided with a cylindrical container open at one end and the other end, a bundle of hollow fiber membranes packed in the cylindrical container, potting parts embedding and fixing the bundle of hollow fiber membranes at both ends of the cylindrical container, and headers provided at both ends of the cylindrical container and having nozzles that constitute an inlet and outlet for a fluid. In this hollow fiber membrane module, the headers and the cylindrical container are welded in at least two areas including a primary weld and a secondary weld, and the secondary weld is located in a position where welding is initiated after or simultaneously with the beginning of welding of the primary weld.

OVEN WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY CAPACITIES

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107330

Techniques for utilizing excess heat generated by an oven to generate electricity are provided. In one example, an oven can comprise a coolant pathway positioned adjacent to a hollow space within the oven, wherein the hollow space can contain heat. The oven can also comprise a chamber in fluid communication with the coolant pathway. The oven can further comprise a turbine in fluid communication with the chamber and an outlet. Moreover, the oven can comprise a generator connected to the turbine, wherein rotation of the turbine can power the generator.

Apparatus for Testing the Function and Performance of a Rotary Steerable Tool in a Horizontal or Inclined State

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106975

The present invention relates to the technical field of rotary steerable drilling, particularly to an apparatus for testing the function and performance of a rotary steerable tool in a horizontal or inclined state. The apparatus comprises a rotary steerable tool testing bench configured to provide a horizontal state and an inclined state for a rotary steerable tool so as to simulate a horizontal drilling state or a directional drilling state on the ground; and a rotary steerable tool function and performance testing unit disposed on the rotary steerable tool testing bench to test the function and performance of the rotary steerable tool in the horizontal drilling state or the directional drilling state. The apparatus in the present invention can test the function and performance of a push-the-bit rotary steerable tool under horizontal and inclined conditions on the ground in a lab.

Fin-Based Strap Cell Structure

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109193

Fin-based well straps are disclosed herein for improving performance of memory arrays, such as static random access memory arrays. An exemplary integrated circuit (IC) device includes a FinFET disposed over a doped region of a first type dopant. The FinFET includes a first fin structure doped with a first dopant concentration of the first type dopant and first source/drain features of a second type dopant. The IC device further includes a fin-based well strap disposed over the doped region of the first type dopant. The fin-based well strap connects the doped region to a voltage. The fin-based well strap includes a second fin structure doped with a second dopant concentration of the first type dopant and second source/drain features of the first type dopant. The second dopant concentration is greater than (for example, at least three times greater than) the first dopant concentration.

TISSUE AND VASCULAR PATHWAY MAPPING USING SYNCHRONIZED PHOTOACOUSTIC AND ULTRASOUND PULLBACK TECHNIQUES

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105015

Imaging devices, systems, and methods are provided. Some embodiments of the present disclosure are particularly directed to imaging a region of interest in tissue with photoacoustic and ultrasound modalities. In some embodiments, a medical sensing system includes one or more external optical emitters and a measurement apparatus configured to be placed within a vascular pathway. The one or more optical emitters and the measurement apparatus may be moved together synchronously. The measurement apparatus may be configured to receive sound waves created by the interaction between emitted optical pulses and tissue, and transmit and receive ultrasound signals. The medical sensing system may also include a processing engine operable to produce images of the region of interest and a display configured to visually display the image of the region of interest.

NANOSHEET SUBSTRATE ISOLATED SOURCE/DRAIN EPITAXY BY NITROGEN IMPLANTATION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109052

Parasitic transistor formation under a semiconductor containing nanosheet device is eliminated by implantation of nitrogen into physically exposed surfaces of a semiconductor substrate after formation of a nanosheet stack of alternating nanosheets of a sacrificial semiconductor material nanosheet and a semiconductor channel material nanosheet on a portion of the semiconductor substrate. The nitrogen doped semiconductor region that is created by the nitrogen implantation is subsequently converted into a semiconductor nitride region (i.e., an isolation region) prior to the epitaxial growth of a semiconductor material that provides S/D regions from physically exposed sidewalls of each semiconductor channel material stack. The presence of the semiconductor nitride region prevents bottom up growth of the semiconductor material that provides the S/D regions.

Gas Sorbent and Carbon Dioxide Separation and Recovery System and Method

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105606

A gas sorbent is characterized in that a gas sorbing material that undergoes a phase change from solid to liquid at time of gas sorption and also undergoes a phase change from liquid to solid at time of gas desorption is supported in a carrier and the sorbent keeps its solid-like outer shape before/after the phase changes of the gas sorbing material.

LOW SOLIDS OIL BASED WELL FLUID WITH PARTICLE-STABILIZED EMULSION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106614

A well fluid has a particle stabilized emulsion that has a first phase containing hydrocarbon fluid, a second phase containing brine, such as an aqueous alkali metal brine, and solid particles, wherein at least a portion of the solid particles are arranged at an interface between the first phase and the second phase to stabilize the emulsion. The well fluids can be used for drilling, completion, and/or workover fluids. A method of preparing the well fluid, which can be done in the absence of a surfactant, is also described.

PRINT HEAD HAVING INK PRESSURE SENSOR

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105897

An inkjet printing system, including an inlet in a print head to receive ink from an ink supply, a plurality of nozzles to eject ink in the print head, an ink pressure sensor disposed in an ink path, the ink pressure sensor configured to determine an ink pressure of the ink in the print head and output a signal indicating the ink pressure, and a controller in the print head configured to receive and process the signal indicating the ink pressure from the ink pressure sensor. The inkjet printing system may also include a memory to store an ink pressure and time profile. The controller may also output a signal to stop ejecting ink from the plurality of nozzles when the ink pressure is either below a negative threshold or above a positive threshold.