Total 8473 patents for "2019-05-16"

Depletion of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190144548

The present invention relates to antibodies targeted to BDCA2 that deplete plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) and methods of using the antibodies to treat disorders associated with pDC.

SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH IMAGING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190142420

A loading unit configured for engagement with a surgical instrument, and including a proximal body portion, an end effector, and an imaging device. The end effector is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the proximal body portion, and includes a first jaw member and a second jaw member. At least one of the first jaw member and the second jaw member is movable with respect to the other of the first jaw member and the second jaw member between an open position and an approximated position. The first jaw member includes a first tissue contacting surface, and the second jaw member includes a second tissue contacting surface. A distal portion of the first jaw member is disposed at a first angle with respect to the first tissue contacting surface. The imaging device is disposed on the distal portion of the first jaw member, and is configured to capture visual data.

DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190148671

Disclosed are a display device, a display panel and a manufacturing thereof. The display panel includes a base layer, a first barrier layer, a buffer layer and a second barrier layer. The first barrier layer, the buffer layer and the second barrier layer are sequentially stacked on the base layer. The buffer layer is formed by at least two kinds of metal organics or by a mixture of the metal organics, and no reaction occurs between the metal organics. In this disclosure, the adhesion among the layers of the film package is strengthened, so that the layers of the film package will not easily separate and the TFE stress resistance of the film package will increase to prevent the film package from breaking. In addition, many kinds of reactants have their reactions simultaneously such that the production efficiency can be increased.

BATTERY MODULE AND BATTERY PACK

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190148702

A battery module disposed in a battery pack includes a plurality of flat plate batteries that are stacked; a connection member having a connection member main body that has a plate-shape and disposed in parallel with the flat plate batteries in a stacking direction of the flat plate batteries; and insulation members disposed on side surfaces of the connection member main body in the stacking direction of the flat plate batteries. The connection member has two terminals, a first terminal of the two terminals is connected to a terminal of the flat plate batteries, and a second terminal is connected to a terminal of an adjacent battery module.

FLOW WRAPPER APPARATUS WITH FORMING TUBE

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190144148

A form-fill-seal packing apparatus of the flow wrapper type accepts individuated items via in-feed conveyor. Items are moved through horizontal open lower-sided forming tube 10 by resting indirectly on an underneath transit conveyor, through the underside part of a continuous film bag forming from a supply of film around the forming tube, using a forming shoulder. The bag is longitudinally sealed beside the forming tube. Data may be printed on an upper film surface over a platen including an upper part of the forming tube. An outfeed conveyor carries transversely sealed wrapped items on to a vacuum sealer.

ASSOCIATION OF DIGITAL CONTENT WITH GEOLOCATION TAGS

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190149954

Systems and methods for associating digital content with geotags are described. A method for associating digital content with geotags may commence with receiving, from a user, the digital content. The method may further include receiving, from the user, data associated with the digital content. The data may include at least a geographical location associated with the digital content. The method may continue with creating a geotag associated with the digital content based on the geographical location. The method may further include determining whether one or more further geotags associated with the user already exist. Based on the determining that the one or more further geotags associated with the user already exist, the geotag may be associated with the one or more further geotags. The method may include presenting a virtual map to the user. The virtual map may include at least the geotag and the one or more geotags.

MULTI-LAYER LABEL ASSEMBLY APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190143724

A multi-layer label assembly apparatus. A label printing apparatus, a label dispensing mechanism, and a receptacle affixed to the label printing apparatus in a position adjacent the label dispensing mechanism are provided.

DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURING A STORAGE DEVICE WITH CACHE

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190146923

In certain aspects, one or more solid-state storage devices (SSDs) are provided that include a controller and non-volatile memory coupled to the controller. The non-volatile memory can include one or more portions configured as main memory or cache memory. When data stored in the main memory is written to the cache memory for processing, the data in the main memory is erased. In certain aspects, storage systems are provided that include one or more of such SSDs coupled to a host system. In certain aspects, methods are provided that include: receiving, by a first such SSD, a first command to write data to memory; determining that the data is stored in a main memory and is to be written to the cache memory for processing; writing the data to the cache memory; and erasing the data from the main memory.

ADJUSTABLE TIMER

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190146421

An adjustable timer teaches time in a simple manner to those having difficulty understanding the concept of time. The timer displays remaining and elapsed time. The timer may be set to rotate a shaft at different speeds. A colored disk is attached to the shaft. Boards having faces with different numerical indicia reside in a cavity and may be interchanged by a user. The exposed board face corresponds to the setting of the timer such that one full rotation of the shaft and disk corresponds to the numerical indicia of the exposed board face.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A PRESCRIPTIVE ENGINE

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190147387

The present disclosure includes a prescriptive engine system and a method of using the prescriptive engine system. The method includes receiving information on actions and receiving information on participants, the information on the participants including first suitability information of at least one participant for at least one of the actions, generating, based on the first suitability information, second suitability information for a set of participants for at least one action, allocating, based on the second suitability information, the at least one action to the set of participants, deploying the at least one action to the set of participants, receiving, after the at least one action has been performed, results of the at least one action for each participant in the set of participants, and updating, based on the received results, the first suitability information of each participant in the set of participants for the at least one action.

Methods and Systems for Managing Multi-Cell Batteries

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190148701

A resistor ladder comprising identical resistors is disposed electrically in parallel with a multicell battery to calibrate voltage-controlled oscillators or analog-to-digital convertors for voltage balancing the battery cells in the multicell battery. Switches in a first state provide the voltage across each resistor as inputs to the VCOs or ADCs. The number of oscillations of the output signal of each VCO or ADC over a predetermined time period are compared to determine an offset error. Switches in a second state provide the voltage across each battery cell as inputs to the VCOs or ADCs. The battery cells with a higher relative voltage can be discharged until they are balanced. Some aspects describe temperature-adjusted and interpolated determinations of electrical quantities in the cells such as voltage and/or current.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING A FOOD-SHARING APPLICATION PLATFORM

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190147521

A system, platform, and method including a user interface adapted to receive a user input and communicatively connected with a communications module, a foodstuff database stored in memory including a set of available foodstuff transactions, and a controller module adapted to receive the user input receive at the user interface by way of the communications module, and configured to query the foodstuff database based on the user input, identify at least a subset of available foodstuff transactions based on the query, and send the identified subset of available foodstuff transactions to the user interface by way of the communications module.

MECHANICALLY INTERLOCKED MOLECULES-BASED MATERIALS FOR 3-D PRINTING

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190144569

Provided are supramolecular polypseudorotaxane hydrogel compositions and 3-D structures capable of reversible 3-D structural deformation which include (a) a solvent; (b) an at least partially linear polymer, where the polymer further comprises groups capable of covalent crosslinking between the polymers; (ii) at least one first macrocyclic ring which forms a pseudorotaxane with a polymer in the polymer network; and (iii) at least one second macrocyclic ring that does not form the pseudorotaxane. The hydrogel composition has a viscosity which allows for 3-D printing of the hydrogel to form a 3-D structure, and a storage (elastic) modulus after crosslinking that allows for the 3-D structure to undergo reversible 3-D structural deformation upon change of solvent conditions. Also provided are methods of manufacturing the compositions and 3-D structures.

BEARING FOR USE IN SLIDING HEAD RESTRAINT

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190143865

The present disclosure relates to bearings, guide sleeves and head restraint assemblies for automobiles.

FUSION PROTEINS OF SUPERFOLDER GREEN FLUORESCENT PROTEIN AND USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190144512

The present disclosure pertains to methods of producing recombinant peptides that contain between 10 and 200 amino acid residues using novel carrier proteins derived from superfolder green fluorescent protein and its mutants.

Dual Access Ride Lockers

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190147681

A queuing structure leading to an event of short-term duration is formed, at least in part, by a bank of dual access lockers with one face accessible to guests on an ingress path within the queuing structure. The second and opposite face of the dual access lockers is accessible to guests on an egress path leading from an exit from the short-term event. The bank of lockers defines a wall that separates the ingress and egress paths serviced by the dual access lockers. An electronic controller identifies each guest and opens an ingress side door of an assigned locker at the ingress side of the locker bank, and again identifies the guest and opens an egress side door of the assigned locker at the egress side of the locker bank.

BUILT-IN SELF-TEST RADAR UNIT AND METHOD FOR PHASE SHIFT MEASUREMENT THEREIN

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190146059

A built-in self-test, BIST, radar unit (100) is described. The BIST radar unit (100) comprises: a frequency generation circuit (110) configured to generate a mmW transmit signal; a transmitter circuit comprising: at least one phase shifter (130, 132) configured apply at least one phase shift to the mmW transmit signal; and at least one phase inverter (140, 142) coupled to the at least one phase shifter (130, 132) and configured to invert a phase of the phase shifted mmW transmit signal. A receiver configured to receive and process a received version of the mmW transmit signal. The at least one phase inverter (140, 142) is configured to rotate the phase shifted mmW transmit signal to apply a secondary modulation to the mmW transmit signal; and the receiver is configured to receive and process a received version of the mmW transmit signal to determine an operational state of the BIST radar unit (100) based on a determined phase shift performance of the secondary modulation of the received version of the mmW transmit signal.

AERIAL CAMERA SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190149710

An aerial camera system is disclosed that comprises at least one camera arranged to capture a plurality of successive images. Each camera including at least one respective image sensor, and the field of view of each camera is movable in a substantially transverse direction across a region of the ground. The system also includes a stabilisation assembly associated with each camera that has at least one steering mirror. The steering mirror is controllably movable so as to translate the optical axis of the camera relative to the at least one image sensor in synchronization with image capture, so as to effect stabilisation of an image on the at least one image sensor during image capture as the field of view of the camera moves in a substantially transverse direction across a region of the ground. The system is arranged to control the at least one camera to capture successive images at defined intervals as the field of view of the camera moves in a substantially transverse direction across a region of the ground.

COOKTOP APPLIANCE WITH A GAS BURNER ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190145626

A cooktop appliance includes a top panel. A gas burner assembly includes an annular burner body positioned on the top panel at a top surface of the top panel. The annular burner body defines a central combustion zone. The annular burner body also defines a plurality of flame ports at the central combustion zone. Gaseous fuel is flowable from a fuel chamber within the annular burner body into the central combustion zone through the plurality of flame ports. The gas burner assembly further includes features for direction the gaseous fuel into the fuel chamber of the annular burner body. The annular burner body is open at the central combustion zone such that the top panel is exposed through the annular burner body at the central combustion zone.

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF A NOISE PATTERN DATA MARKETPLACE FOR MOTORS

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190146479

Systems and methods for data collection and detection of motor noise patterns are disclosed. A system may include a data collector communicatively coupled to at least one input channel, wherein the at least one input channel is operatively coupled to a vibration detection facility structured to detect a motor noise pattern of a motor, a library to store the detected motor noise pattern, an interface circuit structured to make the detected motor noise pattern available to a motor noise pattern data marketplace including a plurality of motor noise patterns from a plurality of motors, and a user interface for accessing at least one of the plurality of motor noise patterns of the motor noise pattern marketplace.

Large Scale Gas Electron Multiplier with Sealable Opening

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190146117

A detector assembly includes a hollow body in which a printed circuit board, a resistive plate, a drilled board, a drift volume, and a cathode are disposed. A surface of the printed circuit board exposed to the resistive plate includes printed circuit lines for measuring first and second coordinates of a charge event. The hollow body can include a sealable opening to remove contaminants outgassed from one or more components of the detector assembly and to fill the hollow body with an operational gas. The sealable opening can be fluidly coupled to a gas and vacuum system to reduce the concentration of the outgassed contaminants.

PROCESSING BIOMASS

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190144894

Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems can use feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials and/or starchy or sugary materials, to produce ethanol and/or butanol, e.g., by fermentation.

EMAIL FILE-AND-REFER SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190147405

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LITHOGRAPHY SYSTEM HAVING INVISIBLE PELLICLE OVER MASK

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190146362

A lithography system is provided. The lithography system includes a mask and an optical module. The optical module is configured to optically form an invisible pellicle over the mask to protect the mask from contaminant particles. As a solid pellicle used in the prior arts is omitted, the critical dimension (CD) error from the boarder effect due to reflection of some light by the solid pellicle and the exposure radiation energy consumption caused by the solid pellicle can be avoided

Turbocharger

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190145280

A turbocharger, with a turbine a turbine housing and a turbine rotor, with a compressor with a compressor housing and a compressor rotor that is coupled to the turbine rotor via a shaft, with a bearing housing arranged between the turbine housing and the compressor housing, wherein both the turbine housing and also the compressor housing are connected to the bearing housing, with at least one bearing, via which the shaft is mounted in the bearing housing, wherein the respective bearing comprises a bearing bush arranged in the bearing housing, wherein between the bearing bush and the bearing housing a radially outer lubricating gap and between the bearing bush and the shaft a radially inner lubricating gap are formed, wherein the radially outer lubricating gap and the radially inner lubricating gap are suppliable with lubricating oil emanating from an oil supply main line independently of one another.

OFFSHORE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR ATTACHING A TUBE OR CABLE TO AN APPLIANCE OF AN OFFSHORE STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190145385

Provided is an offshore structure, especially offshore wind turbine, including a platform that is connected to the seabed, especially via a foundation that carries the platform, and an appliance, wherein it comprises guiding means for guiding at least one tube or cable along a guidance path from a respective entry point at which the tube or cable enters the platform to a respective connection point at which the tube or cable is connected or connectable to the appliance.

OUTPUT CIRCUIT AND DATA DRIVER OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190147825

A differential amplifier circuit includes a differential input stage, a first current mirror, a second current mirror, a first current source circuit, and a second current source circuit. The first current source circuit has a first transistor of a first conductivity type with a control terminal supplied with a first bias voltage, and a second transistor of a second conductivity type with a control terminal supplied with a second bias voltage. An output amplifier circuit includes a third transistor of the first conductivity type and a fourth transistor of the second conductivity type. A control circuit has a fifth transistor of the first conductivity type with a first terminal connected to a connection point between the other end of the second current source circuit and the control terminal of the fourth transistor in the output amplifier circuit, with a second terminal connected to an output node of the second current mirror, and with a control terminal receiving the first bias voltage.

LOAD PREDICTION AND CONTROL OF ELECTRICAL NETWORK USING LOAD PROFILES

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190146437

Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with load prediction using load profiles are described. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving weather information for a plurality of geographical regions, and receiving load information from a plurality of meters located in the plurality of geographical regions. A load profile is generated for each of the geographical regions. Each load profile is generated based upon (i) weather information corresponding to a geographical region and (ii) load information corresponding to one or more meters located within the geographical region. A loading is predicted for each geographical region based upon a load profile for the geographical region. A determination is made as to whether the predicted loading for each geographical region exceeds a defined threshold. In response to a first predicted loading for a first geographical region exceeding the defined threshold, a geographical representation of the first geographical region is distinguished.

DUAL IGNITION STRUCTURE FOR THERMAL BATTERY AND METHOD OF IGNITING THERMAL BATTERY

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190148801

A dual ignition structure for a thermal battery includes a header assembly positioned at an upper part of the thermal battery and including a contact terminal, an upper igniter connected to the contact terminal of the header assembly, an upper assembly supporting the upper igniter; a lower igniter positioned at a lower part of the thermal battery and coupled to the upper igniter in a symmetrical manner, a lower assembly supporting the lower igniter; and a nickel current collector connecting the upper igniter and the lower igniter.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-05-16

Pub Number: US20190147870

There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a determination unit configured to determine a factor that possibly causes an error in speech recognition, on the basis of a result of the speech recognition and information regarding an utterance; and a notification control unit configured to cause the determined factor to be notified.