Total 5715 patents for "2019-04-11"

PROCESS AND CATALYST FOR HYDROGEN MEDIATED SALINE HYDRIDE INITIATED ANIONIC CHAIN TRANSFER POLYMERIZATION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106517

This invention relates to processes for forming hydrogen mediated saline hydride initiated anionic polystyrene distributions via novel polymerization conditions. This invention also relates to novel hydrocarbon soluble super active saline hydride catalyst and reagent compositions useful in conducting the hydrogen mediated saline hydride initiated polymerizations of this invention. This invention also relates to novel low molecular weight polystyrene polymer composition formed exclusively from styrene and molecular hydrogen as the monomers.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXCLUDING CONSUMED CONTENT FROM A CONTENT PRESENTATION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190110090

System and method are disclosed herein for excluding consumed content from a content presentation. Specifically, fingerprints for each unique media asset included in a compilation of media content consumed by a user may be obtained and stored in a user's profile. Fingerprints for each unique media asset included in another compilation of media content may be generated and compared with fingerprints stored in the user's profile to determine which of the unique media assets in the other compilation have been consumed by the user. The second compilation may be presented to the user without the unique media assets that were consumed.

Multi-Dimensional Query Statement Modification

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108254

Systems and methods for multi-dimensional query statement modification are described. A system presents a user interface including a first plurality of graphical elements representing a plurality of activity dimensions to a user. The system detects a user selection of a first activity dimension and a second user selection of a first attribute of the first activity dimension without a selection of the second attribute. The system searches objects using a search query based on the first activity dimension and the first attribute to return search results including a first object published on a network-based publication system by a client. The system provides a notification message to the user responsive to identifying feedback information that is received from a trading partner of the client as transgressing a first threshold. The feedback information is identified based on the first object and the second attribute that is not selected from the user interface.

SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR CAPACITIVE WIRELESS CHARGING

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109481

A capacitive wireless charging system having a charging circuit and the operating characteristics of the charging circuit can be adjusted. The charging circuit includes two coupling capacitors formed by two electrode plates at least partially overlapping two other electrode plates, where the coupling characteristics of the coupling capacitors can be adjusted by moving at least one of the electrodes. When the coupling characteristics of the coupling capacitors reach a pre-determined threshold, the operating characteristics of the charging circuit can be adjusted to optimize the power transfer efficiency of the capacitive wireless charging system.

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109493

An example apparatus includes a feedback loop to: change a direction value when a second current value is greater than a first current value, the second current value being obtained after the first current value; and maintain the direction value when the second current value is less than the first current value. When the direction value corresponds to a first direction value, a summer increases a reference signal by a step size. When the direction value corresponds to a second direction value different than the first direction value, the summer decrease the reference signal by the step size.

SCANNING LASER RADAR

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107625

A scanning laser radar comprises a transmitting unit comprising a laser and a first lens; a receiving unit comprising a second lens and a light sensor; an actuating unit, wherein the laser and the light sensor are located on the actuating unit, the actuating unit carries and moves with the laser and the light sensor.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING TEMPERATURE-COMPENSATED ALTITUDE INFORMATION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108760

A system and method for developing and maintaining temperature-compensated altitude information are disclosed. One method includes receiving a message including an outside air temperature value for a prospective geographic position of a vehicle, and an altitude value and a barometric corrected altitude value for a current geographic position of the vehicle. The method determines if the outside air temperature value for the prospective geographic position of the vehicle is not equal to a current outside air temperature value, and updates the outside air temperature value for the prospective geographic position of the vehicle with the current outside air temperature value if the outside air temperature value for the prospective geographic position of the vehicle is not equal to the current outside air temperature value.

COORDINATED CONTROL FOR AN ARM PROSTHESIS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105185

A control method for an arm prosthesis having at least one powered joint and at least one inertial measurement sensor (IMS) includes determining a motion and an orientation of the arm prosthesis relative to the inertial reference frame based at least on an output of the IMS and generating control signals for the at least one powered joint based on the motion and the orientation of the prosthetic arm.

COLLOCATED END-FIRE ANTENNA AND LOW-FREQUENCY ANTENNA SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109387

Antenna systems, devices, and methods for providing both end-fire mm-wave high-frequency signals and low-frequency RF signals from a collocated antenna array in which at least one high-frequency antenna element and a low-frequency antenna element are spaced apart from one another. Grating strips are positioned between the high-frequency antenna elements and the low-frequency antenna element, the grating strips being spaced apart from one another by a defined spacing. The grating strips are configured such that a signal wave from the high-frequency antenna element propagates through the low-frequency antenna element.

EMBEDDED HIGH DENSITY CASTING

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105543

Described herein is a golf club head having a body and a high density metal piece integrally embedded within the golf club head body, wherein a gap is disposed between the exterior surface of the high density metal piece and the exterior of the golf club head body and a method of manufacturing thereof.

CONTROLLER FOR LIMITING SPEED OF ROBOT COMPONENT

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105775

A controller includes a stop command unit for stopping the motion of the robot when a person comes into contact with the robot, and a speed limiting unit for limiting the operation speed of the component driven on the drive axis. A variable calculated from the position of the component on the drive axis and the range of the variable in a state where the person is caught by the robot are determined in advance. The speed limiting unit acquires the variable from the output of a position detector and controls the operation speed of the component to a predetermined speed limit or lower if the variable is within the range.

Suture Anchor Implantation Instrumentation System

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105031

A system for implanting an anchor into bone, the system comprising a curved cannulated guide for percutaneous insertion, having a proximal end and a distal end; a flexible drill insertable through the curved guide from the proximal end to the distal end, the flexible drill having a shaft having a flexible portion; and a flexible inserter for inserting a suture anchor into a bore at the anatomical site formed by the flexible drill, the flexible inserter having a shaft having a flexible portion, wherein the flexible portions of both the flexible drill and flexible inserter include a series of discrete, interlocking segments.

ANTERIOR SEGMENT DRUG DELIVERY

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105198

A therapeutic system comprises an ocular insert placed on a region outside an optical zone of an eye. The ocular insert comprises two structures: a first skeletal structure and a second cushioning structure. The first structure functions as a skeletal frame which maintains positioning of the implant along the anterior portion of the eye and provides support to the second, cushioning structure. This first structure maintains the attachment of the therapeutic system to the anterior portion of the eye for at least thirty days. In some embodiments the first structure remains a constant size and shape, e.g. a ring shape, a ring with haptics, or a curvilinear ring that is confined to and restrainingly engages the inferior and superior conjunctival fornices so as to retain the implant within the tear fluid and/or against the tissues of the eye.

DISPLAYING METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108637

The method for display may include obtaining an image to be displayed by at least one of the one or more display devices. The image may have a first region. The method may also include acquiring image information to be displayed in a second region that is displayed in the at least one of the one or more display devices. The image information may be related to the image. The method may also include acquiring a display standard associated with the image. The method may also include storing the image to at least one of the one or more storage devices. The method may also include generating a first determination that a display of the second region does not satisfy the display standard when storing the image. The method may also include generating a response based on a result of the first determination.

MESH NETWORKS FOR DISASTER RELIEF

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190110172

A mesh network system and method for use in an area affected by a natural disaster. The system includes a first network node that has Wi-Fi capability and a first Wi-Fi coverage area. The system also includes at least one second network node, coupled to the first network node, with the at least one second network node having Wi-Fi capability and a second Wi-Fi coverage area outside of the first Wi-Fi coverage area. The first network node and the at least one second network node are coupled together via at least one radio transceiver to form a network route within the mesh network. A first communication device located within the area affected by the natural disaster and operably coupled to the first network node communicates with a second communication device located within the area affected by the natural disaster and coupled to the at least one second network node via the network route within the mesh network.

SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR AND IMAGING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190110010

To prevent a decrease in yield due to a break in a signal line that transmits an image signal, while preventing a decrease in image quality. A solid-state image sensor includes a photoelectric conversion unit, a plurality of image signal lines, and output control units. In the solid-state image sensor, the photoelectric conversion unit generates an image signal that is a signal corresponding to incident light. In addition, the plurality of image signal lines transmit the image signal. Furthermore, the output control units are connected to the respective plurality of image signal lines and output the generated image signal to the respective plurality of image signal lines.

ADDRESSING LOGIN PLATFORM SECURITY RISKS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109873

A computer-implemented method includes identifying a primary login platform and identifying one or more security developments associated with the primary login platform. The computer-implemented method further includes determining one or more security corrective actions based on the one or more security developments. A corresponding computer program product and computer system are also disclosed.

REINFORCED VEHICLE COMPONENT COVER

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107078

Methods and systems are provided for a vehicle component cover. In one example, a vehicle component cover may be adapted to conceal vehicle components within an engine compartment, and the cover may include an embedded support structure having a plurality of notched sections. The support structure may deform at the plurality of notched sections to increase an energy absorption characteristic of the vehicle component cover.

PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PLASMA PROCESSING METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108975

A plasma processing apparatus includes a high frequency antenna having first and second antenna elements. One end of the first antenna element is grounded and the other end thereof is connected to a high frequency power supply. One end of the second antenna element is an open end and the other end thereof is connected to either one of the one end and the other end of the first antenna element, a line length of the second antenna element having a value obtained by multiplying ((/4)+n/2) by a fractional shortening ( is a wavelength of high frequency in vacuum and n is a natural number). A circuit viewed from the high frequency power supply toward the high frequency antenna is configured to generate, when a frequency of a high frequency power is changed, two resonant frequencies by an adjustment of the impedance adjustment unit.

PREPARATION METHOD OF SILICA AEROGEL-CONTAINING BLANKET AND SILICA AEROGEL-CONTAINING BLANKET PREPARED BY USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107242

Provided are a preparation method of a silica aerogel-containing blanket which includes mixing a water glass solution, a polar organic solvent, and a silazane-based surface modifier to prepare a sol, preparing a silica gel-base material composite by immersion and gelation of a base material for a blanket in the sol, and drying the silica gel-base material composite, and a silica aerogel-containing blanket prepared by using the preparation method. A silica aerogel-containing blanket having a high degree of hydrophobicity as well as excellent physical properties, particularly, low tap density, high porosity, and excellent mechanical flexibility can be prepared by the minimal use of a surface modifier without a surface modification step by the above method.

WHITE APPEARING ANODIZED FILMS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106803

The embodiments described herein relate to forming anodized films that have a white appearance. In some embodiments, an anodized film having pores with light diffusing pore walls created by varying the current density during an anodizing process is described. In some embodiments, an anodized film having light diffusing micro-cracks created by a laser cracking procedure is described. In some embodiments, a sputtered layer of light diffusing aluminum is provided below an anodized film. In some embodiments, light diffusing particles are infused within openings of an anodized layer.

Tracheobronchial Y-Stents, Delivery Catheters And Delivery Apparatus, And Methods For Delivering Bronchial Y-Stents

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105186

Y-stents and delivery apparatus for delivering the Y-stents include a delivery catheter with an open distal end having two, circumferentially opposed extensions separated by two receiving portions which receive an anatomical junction.

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109145

A non-volatile memory (NVM) cell includes a semiconductor wire including a select gate portion and a control gate portion. The NVM cell includes a select transistor formed with the select gate portion and a control transistor formed with the control gate portion. The select transistor includes a gate dielectric layer disposed around the select gate portion and a select gate electrode disposed on the gate dielectric layer. The control transistor includes a stacked dielectric layer disposed around the control gate portion, a gate dielectric layer disposed on the stacked dielectric layer and a control gate electrode disposed on the gate dielectric layer. The stacked dielectric layer includes a first silicon oxide layer disposed on the control gate portion, a charge trapping layer disposed on the first silicon oxide, and a second silicon oxide layer disposed on the charge trapping layer.

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107979

An image processing apparatus includes a setting unit and a communication control unit to execute HTTP communication to an external apparatus. The setting unit sets whether to use a proxy server. The communication control unit controls, in a case where Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) communication to the external apparatus on a personal area network is performed, executing the HTTP communication to the external apparatus by other than the proxy server, even if use of the proxy server is set.

INPUT BUFFER AND NOISE CANCELLATION METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107559

An input buffer is provided, which may include a noise sensor, a first follower and a subtractor. The common terminal of the first follower may be coupled to the noise sensor; a first bias current source may be coupled to the output of the first follower to generate a first noise current. The subtractor may be coupled to the first follower and the noise sensor. The noise sensor may sense the first noise current and then generate a noise cancellation current via the subtractor in order to cancel the noise generated by the first noise current.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING HEALTHCARE THERAPY RECOMMENDATIONS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108315

A method of improving healthcare therapy recommendations, the method including establishing a healthcare dataset including at least one set of predetermined medical criteria associated with the at least one identifiable healthcare therapy, identifying by a processor a plurality of healthcare providers who treated at least one patient meeting the predetermined medical criteria and at least one patient meeting the set of predetermined medical criteria, and storing at least one of the plurality of healthcare providers and the at least one patient meeting the set of predetermined medical criteria on a storage medium.

EDGE LIT MIRROR

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107275

A mirror assembly includes a frame, a mirror platform, a light emitting element, a light guide, an interior reflective surface, and a back plate. The mirror platform includes a central reflective portion and a translucent portion. The light emitting element is retained within the frame and driven by a driver. The light guide plate is disposed adjacent the light emitting element and includes two opposed major surfaces that propagate light along the light guide plate. The interior reflective surface is disposed adjacent a rear major surface of the light guide plate. The back plate is affixed to the frame, securing the mirror platform, the light emitting element, the driver, the light guide, and the interior reflective surface therebetween.

Magnetic Rolling System for Pliable Material

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190104743

A Magnetic Rolling System for Pliable Material is described as a rolling board having the ability to magnetically attract spacing and guide rails on which a rolling pin travels, thus keeping a rolling pin a specified distance above the rolling board and on track. In addition, these spacing and guide rails are also used to hold a rolling diagram, a cutting mat, and a sheet of parchment paper firmly in place. The Magnetic Rolling System for Pliable Material makes rolling pliable material such as dough and compounds to a precise thickness, simple and almost effortless.

SYSTEM, METHOD AND ARCHITECTURE FOR A DOCUMENT AS A NODE ON A SOCIAL GRAPH

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108181

A content management system may instantiate, from the same super class defined in a database schema, principal objects representing users and groups and content objects representing documents and folders. The principal objects and the content objects share the same social interaction functions. When a content object is modified, the system can create a message in which the content object identifies itself as a first person, update a message table such that any follower of the content object is notified of the message, and update a profile or feed associated with the content object. At least because content objects can socialize like principal objects, the system can generate a social graph containing content objects as nodes, map relationships among principal objects and content objects, and make recommendations to perhaps change/enhance such relationships.

PRODUCT APPLICATOR ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105688

In an example embodiment, a product applicator assembly is provided. The assembly comprises a housing having a porous portion. The housing defines a hollow interior bounded at least in part by the porous portion. The assembly further comprises a sealed product container positioned within the hollow interior. The product container contains a spreadable product therein. The housing is at least partially compressible. At least a portion of the housing causes the sealed product container to burst and to release at least a portion of the spreadable product into the porous portion of the housing.