Total 5715 patents for "2019-04-11"

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RANDOMIZING HIDDEN MESSAGES IN DIGITAL FILES

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109710

A system and method for encoding data into a digital file includes identifying an input digital file, an output digital file, and data to be encoded into the output digital file. The data that is to be encoded is masked based on a masking algorithm and encoded into the output digital file at bit locations identified by an encoding algorithm, starting from pre-identified start location. The start location, the masking algorithm, and encoding algorithm are encoded into a metadata file, and the metadata file is also encoded into the output digital file. The input and output digital files are sent to a receiving device that is configured to extract the data from the output digital file, and apply the extracted data to perform an action. The action may be authenticating or authorizing a user based on the extracted data, or completing a transaction.

Grapevine named 'IFG Thirty'

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190110384

This invention is a new and distinct grapevine variety denominated IFG Thirty. The new grapevine IFG Thirty is characterized by producing naturally large, ovate to elongated ovate, black seedless berries which are firm in texture, medium low in acidity and ripen late in the growing season.

THIN-FILM CATALYST WITH ENHANCED CATALYST-SUPPORT INTERACTIONS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109330

An efficient, stable catalyst material having a thin film catalyst supported on a support of metal carbide, nitride, oxide, carbonitride, oxycarbonitride core. The thin film catalyst is covalently bonded to the support.

Portable Toe Angle Measurement Apparatus and Method

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107390

A portable laser emitter, laser target, and method for measuring the toe angle of a commercial truck steer axle are disclosed. The laser emitter is mounted to the wheel of a truck steer axle while the laser target is placed in front of the truck. Measurements are taken of the laser dot position on the target with the emitter mounted at either end of the steer axle. The process is then repeated with the target positioned behind the truck. The measurements taken from either end of the steer axle with both front and rear target positions are compared to determine the toe angle of the steer axle.

METHOD BY WHICH BASE STATION AND TERMINAL TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE DATA SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING SAME

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109672

Disclosed are a method by which a base station and a terminal transmit and receive a data signal, and a device for supporting the same. More specifically, disclosed are: a method for efficiently transmitting and receiving a corresponding data signal between a base station and a terminal by using a coding scheme determined on the basis of various conditions for the transmitted data signal; and devices for supporting the same.

SEGMENTED FAN HOUSING FOR CLEANING SYSTEM OF COMBINE HARVESTER

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190104687

A fan assembly for a cleaning system of a combine harvester includes a housing having a plurality of interconnected walls. The interconnected walls include at least two side walls and a lower wall connecting the two side walls, and at least one partition positioned between the side walls. The partition promotes uniform air flow across a width dimension of the fan assembly. The interconnected walls define at least one inlet opening through which air is delivered into the housing and at least one outlet opening through which air is exhausted from the housing. A fan rotor is mounted to the housing and is configured to rotate to distribute air from the inlet opening to the outlet opening.

AUTOMATIC ENFORCEMENT OF DATA RETENTION POLICY FOR ARCHIVED DATA

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108246

Techniques and solutions are described for facilitating data archival, including for improving compliance with retention policies and legal requirements. Data objects can be assigned an expiration date based on properties of the data objects and rules associated with such properties. The data objects can be stored in an archive. In some cases, the data objects can be automatically deleted when the expiration date passes. In other cases, the data objects can be manually deleted when the expiration date passes, with deletion not occurring, and an error being generated, if the expiration date has not passed. Unstructured data objects can be associated with structured data objects through association lists, where an association list can be used to delete such unstructured data objects with or without deletion of an associated structured data object, and where the unstructured data objects can be linked with retention policy information of the structured data object.

METHODS FOR AUTHENTICATING PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE DATA

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109834

Systems and methods are provided for authenticating image files when network connections should not or cannot be used to transfer image files. A user device application may capture an image at a user device, generate an image file, and generate a hash file based on the image file. Instead of sending the image file to an authentication server for authentication, the application may send the hash file. If desired, the application may transfer the image file when a desirable network connection is available. Any alteration to the image file in the meantime will result in a different hash file for the altered image file, thus allowing detection of altered image files. This approach offers decreases the amount of data that is required to be transmitted in low or undesirable signal conditions, while maintaining an ability to detect alterations to image files that may have been made in the meantime.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ALLOCATING AT LEAST ONE WIRELESS CHANNEL TO AN ACCESS POINT

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190110301

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to allocating at least one wireless channel to an access point by a central entity [104]. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed comprising: detecting at least two access points [for e.g. 102A, 102B] from a plurality of access points operating within at least one available wireless spectrum; prioritizing the at least two access points [for e.g. 102A, 102B] based on one of the increasing order and the decreasing order of a count of the one or more neighbouring access points; forming at least one group from the plurality of wireless channels and sequentially allocating at least one of the at least one unallocated wireless channel to each of the at least two access points [for e.g. 102A, 102B].

POLY(VINYL ACETAL) RESIN COMPOSITIONS, LAYERS, AND INTERLAYERS HAVING ENHANCED PROPERTIES

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106561

Resin compositions, layers, and interlayers comprising a poly(vinyl acetal) resin that includes residues of an aldehyde other than n-butyraldehyde are provided. Such compositions, layers, and interlayers can exhibit enhanced or optimized properties as compared to those formulated with comparable poly(vinyl n-butyral) resins.

LOCATION AND TRANSACTION-BASED RECOMMENDATIONS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108572

A recommendation server provides product or service suggestions to a user based on transaction and location data. The recommendation server receives transaction data from a merchant device operated by a merchant affiliate. The transaction data contains information that is used to identify a suggested product or service. A search vicinity is determined based on the location of the merchant affiliate and the suggested product or service. A suggested merchant is determined that is located within the search vicinity, and that sells the suggested product or service. Information about the suggested merchant and the suggested product or service is sent to a user device operated by the user in order to encourage them to make a purchase from the suggested merchant.

Clamping Device

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105525

A clamping device for securely engaging one or more objects through the application of pressure. The clamping device includes a primary member having opposed interior and exterior surfaces. The primary member has a generally cylindrical shape such that the interior surface defines a generally circular space about a center point of the primary member. The clamping device can receive an elongated member through the generally circular space circumscribed by the primary member. The primary member is adapted for clamping and releasing such that the clamping device may releasably engage the elongated member. The elongated member is securely retained by the clamping device through the application of pressure.

DYNAMIC ON EAR HEADSET DETECTION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190110120

A method and device for detecting whether a headset is on ear. Microphone signals from a plurality of microphones are used to derive a plurality of signal feature measures, which are normalized to a common reference scale. The signal feature measures are weighted based upon detected signal conditions in the microphone signals. The normalized and variably weighted signal feature measures are then combined to produce an output indication of whether a headset is on ear.

Protective Assembly for a Syringe

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105446

The present invention relates to a needle shield assembly for a syringe (10), comprising an inner needle shield (16) which is flexible and designed to enclose a major part of a hollow injection needle (18) of said syringe; an outer needle shield (20) which is rigid and designed to enclose a major part of said inner needle shield (16), which outer needle shield (20) is arranged with a number of passages (22) for allowing sterilizing agents to reach said injection needle (18) during a sterilization process. The invention is characterised in that said needle shield assembly further comprises a cover element (24; 36; 46) arranged adjacent said passages (22) such as to prevent the interior of said injection needle (18) from being exposed to oxygen via said passages (22) of said outer needle shield (20) after said sterilization process.

FIRE-RESISTANT THERMOPLASTIC MEMBRANE COMPOSITE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105868

A thermoplastic membrane composite comprising (i) a planar thermoplastic body having first and second opposed planar surfaces; (ii) a fabric backing fixedly attached to said first planar surface thereby forming an interface between said thermoplastic body and said fabric backing; and (iii) expandable graphite disposed at or near the interface.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR 3D CLUSTER RECOGNITION FOR RELATIVE TRACKING

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108647

A system is provided that includes an array of reflectors, a detector, and a processing unit. The array of reflectors is configured to be disposed on an object. The detector acquires range information and intensity information corresponding to the reflectors. The processing unit is coupled to the detector, and is configured to acquire the range information and the intensity information from the detector; determine locations of the reflectors using the intensity information; correlate the locations of the reflectors with the range information to provide correlated locations; and identify the object using the correlated locations.

CMP composite groove polishing pad

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105753

A CMP (chemical mechanical polishing) composite groove polishing pad includes a polishing pad substrate and has a rotation center located in a middle of the polishing pad substrate, a first groove, a second groove and a third groove; the first groove and the second groove are communicated with each other end to end to form a petal-shaped composite groove. The first groove includes at least two positive spiral logarithmic sub grooves each of which is a semicircular curve radially distributed along the polishing pad substrate, starts from the rotation center and ends with an edge of the polishing pad substrate. The second groove includes at least two negative spiral logarithmic sub grooves each of which is a reverse semicircular curve radially distributed along the polishing pad substrate, starts from the rotation center and ends with the edge of the polishing pad substrate.

Lyophilization Container And Method Of Using Same

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106254

Provided is a multi-part lyophilization container for lyophilizing a fluid, storing the lyophilizate, reconstituting the lyophilizate, and infusing the reconstituted lyophilizate into a patient, including a method of using same. The container includes a front surface, a back surface, a non-breathable section including a port region, a breathable section including a breathable membrane, and an occlusion zone encompassing a boundary between the non-breathable section and the breathable section. The non-breathable section is configured to accommodate any of a liquid, a solid, a gas or combination thereof. The breathable section is configured to accommodate only a gas. The method includes creating a temporary seal between the non-breathable section of the container and the breathable section, inputting a liquid into the non-breathable section, freezing the liquid, removing the temporary seal to allow vapor transport between the non-breathable section and the breathable section, and adding heat energy the frozen liquid under vacuum.

AERIAL SYSTEM INCLUDING FOLDABLE FRAME ARCHITECTURE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106208

A frame assembly for an aerial system includes a body and first and second rotor assemblies. The first and second rotor assemblies are coupled to the body by respective hinges. The first and second rotor assemblies are movable between a deployed position and a stowed position. Each rotor assembly includes a shaft assembly coupled to the hinge at one end and having a rotor assembly mounted to an opposite end. A rotary actuator is coupled between the rotor assembly and the shaft assembly and is configured to controllably rotate the rotor assembly relative to the shaft assembly.

ADJUSTMENT NOTIFICATION METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106935

The system includes information and data from analysis systems about optimal window covering positions that is communicated to building occupants. The analysis system communicates information to the occupant via the occupant's client computer to allow the occupant to fully or partially adjust the position of a manual shade or motorized shade, without the need for the analysis system to fully or partially electronically control the shades. The system may also adjust window covering systems and other systems to ensure desired or optimal daylight exposure in order promote optimal circadian functionality in the occupants.

MULTICOPTER WITH BOOM-MOUNTED ROTORS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106211

A multicopter with boom mounted rotors is disclosed. In various embodiments, a multicopter includes multiple rotors, each mounted substantially horizontally on a distal end of a boom. The multicopter further includes a plurality of boom extensions, each boom extension being associated with a corresponding boom and each boom extension being configured to extend an associated distal end of said corresponding boom by an amount determined based at least in part on a swept area associated with a rotor mounted at or near said associated distal end. The multicopter includes a material, such as netting, secured to the aircraft and of a size sufficient to reach a far end of one or more of said boom extensions.

HEARING DEVICE COMPRISING A SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY ESTIMATOR FOR INFLUENCING A PROCESSING ALGORITHM

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190110135

The application relates to a hearing device, e.g. a hearing aid, adapted for being worn by a user and for receiving sound from the environment of the user to process the sound with a view to the user's intelligibility of speech in said sound, wherein an estimate of the user's intelligibility of speech in said sound being defined by a speech intelligibility measure I of said sound at a current point in time t, the hearing device comprising a) an input unit for providing a number of electric input signals y, each representing said sound in the environment of the user, b) a signal processor for processing said number of electric input signals y according to a configurable parameter setting of one or more processing algorithms, which when applied to said number of electric input signals y provides a processed signal y p () in dependence thereof, the signal processor being configured to provide a resulting signal y res , c) a controller configured to control the processor to provide said resulting signal y res at a current point in time t in dependence of c1) a parameter set defining a hearing profile of the user, c2) said electric input signal(s) y or characteristics extracted from said electric input signal(s), e.g. a noise covariance matrix C v and/or covariance matrix C Y of noisy signals, c3) a current value I(y) of said speech intelligibility measure I for at least one of said electric input signals y, c4) a desired value Ides of said speech intelligibility measure, c5) a first parameter setting 1 of said one or more processing algorithms, c6) a current value I(y p (1)) of said speech intelligibility measure I for a first processed signal y p (1) based on said first parameter setting 1, and c7) a second parameter setting of said one or more processing algorithms, which, when applied to said number of electric input signals y, provides a second processed signal y p () exhibiting said desired value I des of said speech intelligibility measure. The application further relates to a method of operating a hearing device. The invention may e.g. be used in hearing aid systems, or other portable audio processing systems.

SYSTEMS, APPARATUSES, AND METHODS FOR BLENDING TWO SOURCE OPERANDS INTO A SINGLE DESTINATION USING A WRITEMASK

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108030

Embodiments of systems, apparatuses, and methods for performing a blend instruction in a computer processor are described. In some embodiments, the execution of a blend instruction causes a data element-by-element selection of data elements of first and second source operands using the corresponding bit positions of a writemask as a selector between the first and second operands and storage of the selected data elements into the destination at the corresponding position in the destination.

SCORE CUTTING TOOL

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105790

A portable tool for scoring a surface of a flexible building material. The tool includes a base receiving a hinged guide for securing the flexible building material. A platform with a blade is slidable relative to the base from a starting position to an end position to score the flexible building material.

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

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106713

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.

ATTACHMENT FOR MAKING UP OR BREAKING OUT PIPE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106951

An attachment is described that is configured for attachment to an arm of a piece of heavy construction equipment. The attachment is configured to rotate a section of pipe during break out (i.e. disconnection or disassembly) from another section of pipe and/or make up (i.e. connection or assembly) with another section of pipe. The attachment is configured to break the joint or torque the joint to a predetermined torque value, unthread or thread pipe, and lift the pipe under the power of the heavy construction equipment.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR STOREFRONT GENERATION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108577

An embodiment includes a system comprising an initialization module and a platform module. The initialization module provides an initialization interface to a merchant that receives an indication from the merchant to initialize creation of a storefront application. The platform module receives a selection of mobile phone device operating systems; accesses stored templates from a template database, and maps elements in the stored templates to portions of source code to generate sets of operating system-specific source code. The stored templates correspond to the selected mobile phone device operating systems. The stored templates include source code used to implement portions of the storefront application on a mobile phone device operating system. When compiled, the sets of operating system-specific source code become versions of the storefront application executable by a respective one of mobile phone device operating systems.

POWER TRANSMISSION UNIT

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108940

A power transmission unit includes a power transmission coil, a substrate, and a substrate shielding member. The power transmission coil transmits power to a counterpart power transmission coil in a non-contact manner. The substrate is formed in a plate shape, provided such that the substrate faces the power transmission coil, and electrically coupled to the power transmission coil. A current flows between the substrate and the power transmission coil. The substrate shielding member is formed in a plate shape and provided on a side opposite to a side adjacent to the power transmission coil of the substrate. The substrate shielding member shields a magnetic field.

TIME-BASED METADATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR DIGITAL MEDIA

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107906

Managing metadata associated with a digital media asset includes selecting the digital media asset, displaying the digital media asset in a filmstrip format that presents one or more scenes from the digital media asset along a timeline, wherein each scene corresponds with an underlying point in time along the timeline, and wherein the digital media asset has a start time and an end time that define the timeline, displaying at least one track in timeline alignment with the film strip format wherein the at least one track corresponds with a type of metadata associated with the digital media asset, and displaying on the at least one track, one or more segments, wherein each segment has a start point and an end point along the timeline and wherein each respective segment represents a span of time in which the type of metadata occurs within the digital media asset.

LIGHT DISTRIBUTION ELEMENT FOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107267

A light distribution element for a light emitting device, including a plurality of first light deflecting portions and a plurality of second light deflecting portions, wherein a pattern formed by the plurality of first light deflecting portions is superposed with a pattern formed by the plurality of second light deflecting portions to form a final display pattern. The present invention also provides a light emitting device including the light distribution element. According to the light distribution element and the light emitting device provided by the present invention, it is possible to generate a personalized, three-dimensional, dynamic lighting effect.