Total 7912 patents for "2019-06-06"

IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING UNIT

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190172867

An imaging device having a first surface on which light is incident and a second surface on an opposite side of the first surface, includes a photoelectric conversion section including semiconductors having a same conductivity type, in which an impurity concentration on the second surface side is higher than an impurity concentration on the first surface side.

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND FUEL CELL SYSTEM CONTROL METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190173113

A fuel cell system that includes a fuel cell body that is formed by a membrane electrode assembly including an anode catalyst and a cathode catalyst between which an electrolyte membrane is sandwiched and a pair of separators forming an anode-catalyst-side flow channel and a cathode-catalyst-side flow channel, a fuel supply system configured to supply fuel gas to the fuel cell body, an oxidant supply system configured to supply oxidant gas to the fuel cell body, a control device that controls these supply systems in accordance with an operating state of the fuel cell system and a catalyst deterioration recovery device that recovers deterioration of the anode catalyst. The catalyst deterioration recovery device includes a plurality of catalyst deterioration recovery means, a specific operating state detecting means configured to detect a specific operating state of the fuel cell system and a selecting means configured to selectively activate the plurality of catalyst deterioration recovery means in accordance with the specific operating state.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING VEHICLE TO EVERYTHING SERVICE

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190174482

A method for supporting a vehicle communication (connected car or vehicle to everything (V2X)) service in a wireless communication system and an apparatus thereof are provided. The method includes receiving threshold information for reporting a channel busy ratio (CBR), measuring the CBR for a resource pool, identifying whether a reporting condition is satisfied by comparing the measured CBR with the threshold information, and reporting the measured CBR if the reporting condition is satisfied. The present disclosure relates to a communication technique for converging a fifth generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a fourth generation (4G) system with an Internet of things (IoT) technology, and may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology.

REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190169828

A remote control device according to an embodiment includes an operation button, a generator, an electrical storage part, electronic paper, and a controller. The operation button is for remotely operating a wet-area device. The generator generates electrical power by utilizing energy when the operation button is pressed. The electrical storage part stores the electrical power generated by the generator; the electronic paper displays a setting state of the wet-area device. The controller controls a refresh and a display-switching of the electronic paper by utilizing the electrical power stored in the electrical storage part. The operation button is marked with information showing a function of the operation button. The controller performs the refresh in the case where the function is not realized when the operation button is pressed.

BRACKET ASSEMBLY FOR A MULTI-COMPONENT VISION SYSTEM IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190171251

An electronic device that includes a vision system carried by a bracket assembly is disclosed. The vision system may include a first camera module that captures an image of an object, a light emitting element that emits light rays toward the object, and a second camera module that receives light rays reflected from the object. The light rays may include infrared light rays. The bracket assembly is designed not only carry the aforementioned modules, but to also maintain a predetermined and fixed separation between the modules. The bracket assembly may form a rigid, multi-piece bracket assembly to prevent bending, thereby maintaining the predetermined separation. The electronic device may include a transparent cover designed to couple with a housing. The transparent cover incudes an alignment module designed to engage a module and provide a moving force that aligns the bracket assembly and the modules to a desired location in the housing.

BROMINE-CONTAINING POLYMERS USEFUL AS FLAME RETARDANTS

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190169359

The invention relates to a process for preparing bromine-containing polymer, comprising a Friedel-Crafts alkylation reaction of tetrabromoxylylene dihalide, or tetrabromoxylylene dihalide in combination with pentabromobenzyl halide, with a reactant having one or more six-membered aromatic rings, wherein the reaction takes place in a solvent in the presence of a Friedel-Crafts catalyst, and isolating from the reaction mixture the bromine-containing polymer. The so-formed polymers and their use as flame retardants form additional aspects of the invention.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPERPOSITION TRANSMISSIONS

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190173724

Apparatuses, systems, and methods are described concerning a new type of superposition multiplexing transmission constellation (super-constellation): the Gray-mapped Non-uniform-capable Constellation (GNC). Apparatuses, systems, and methods for generating GNC super-constellations are described, as well as apparatuses, systems, and methods for receiving, demapping, and decoding transmissions using GNC super-constellations. Apparatuses, systems, and methods for selecting a type of superposition multiplexing transmission constellation based on various conditions are also described.

MONEY HANDLING DEVICE AND MONEY HANDLING METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190172292

A money handling apparatus (banknote handling apparatus 1) includes: a transporter 4 which includes a first route for the money that passes through a recognition unit 24 and a second route for the money that does not pass through the recognition unit 24, and wherein the transporter is operable to transport the money from a first storage to a second storage along either the first route or the second route; and a controller (controller 15) which, in a process of storing the money fed from the first storage into the second storage, selects either the first route or the second route for the money in accordance with a specific condition.

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190173316

A wireless power transmitter includes: a first power transmitting unit including first switching elements forming a first bridge circuit, and configured to receive input DC voltage and transmit a first power by switching operations of the first switching elements; and a second power transmitting unit including second switching elements forming a second bridge circuit, and configured to receive the input DC voltage and transmit second power by switching operations of the second switching elements. The first power transmitting unit steps-up the input DC voltage according to a duty ratio of one or more of the first switching elements, and applies the stepped-up input DC voltage to the first bridge circuit. The second power transmitting unit steps-up or steps-down the input DC voltage according to a duty ratio of one or more of the second switching elements, and applies the stepped-up or stepped-down input DC voltage to the second bridge circuit.

Method and system for generation of candidate translations

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190171720

Implementations herein relate to methods and devices for generating candidate translations and for quantizing text as well as words. A method may include generating, by a computing device, pending candidate translations of text to be translated based on predetermined translation rules. The computing device may generate translation probabilities from the text to be translated to the pending candidate translations based on features having impacts on translation probabilities of the pending candidate translations and a predetermined translation probability prediction model. The computing device may then select a predetermined number of pending candidate translations that have the translation probabilities higher than other pending candidate translations in the pending candidate translations to be the candidate translations of the text to be translated. In implementations, the features having impacts on the translation probabilities may include degrees of semantic similarity between the text to be translated and the candidate translations.

Susceptor Structure

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190168483

A microwave energy interactive structure includes a first susceptor film including a first layer of microwave energy interactive material supported on a first polymer film, a moisture-containing layer joined to the first layer of microwave energy interactive material, an adjoining layer joined to the moisture-containing layer such that the moisture-containing layer is disposed between the susceptor film and the adjoining layer, and a second layer of microwave energy interactive material on a side of the adjoining layer opposite the moisture-containing layer. The adjoining layer may be joined to the moisture-containing layer by a discontinuous adhesive layer.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF INCLEMENT WEATHER THROUGH ENGINE PARAMETERS

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190170902

Systems and methods for detecting inclement weather in the vicinity of an aircraft engine are described herein. At least a first engine parameter and a second engine parameter are obtained, each engine parameter varies with changing weather conditions. An arithmetic value is determined as a function of at least the first engine parameter and the second engine parameter. The arithmetic value varies with changing weather conditions. A rate of change of the arithmetic value is determined. Inclement weather is detected when the rate of change exceeds a threshold.

COMPACT ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190173232

An electrical connector system with a receptacle and plug. The receptacle has a metal housing encircling an insulative housing. A side wall of the metal housing is separated from a corresponding side wall of the insulative housing, leaving a groove. The plug has a wall, extending from an insulative housing of the plug, parallel to a paddle card. The metal housing may be shaped to engage with the wall during mating of the plug and receptacle, facilitating alignment of the paddle card and plug interface of the receptacle. The wall may also carry latching components, which may latch to corresponding features of the metal housing, reducing the height of the mated connectors in comparison to configurations in which the latching components are mounted to the insulative housing of the plug. The receptacle housing may have asymmetric support parts, providing support in a compact space.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EVALUATING ACCURACY OF PLACE DATA BASED ON CONTEXT

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190171732

Various embodiments determine accuracy of place data by determining a context for a place record (that is included in the place data) and determining accuracy of the place record based on a set of criteria associated with the context determined for the place record. For some embodiments, the set of criteria is used in place of, or in conjunction with, another set of fixed criteria for determining accuracy of the place record. Context for the given place record may be determined based on a set of features for the given place record, and the set of features may be generated (e.g., derived or extracted) based on values of one or more attributes (e.g., record fields or fields) included in the given place record. For some embodiments, a quality of a place record is determined based on at least the determination of an accuracy of the place record.

METHOD AND DEVICE IN WIRELESS TRANSMISSION

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190173651

The present disclosure provides a method and a device in wireless transmission. A User Equipment (UE) receives a first radio signal, then detects a low-latency signaling in L1 time intervals respectively, and transmits first HARQ-ACK information. The low-latency signaling includes a first field, and the first field is used for determining a relationship between a low-latency HARQ-ACK bit group and a first HARQ-ACK bit group. The first HARQ-ACK information includes part or all of HARQ-ACK bits in the first HARQ-ACK bit group. Through the design of the first field, the information in the first HARQ-ACK bit group can be put into the low-latency HARQ-ACK bit group to transmit, thereby optimizing the transmission of the Uplink Control Information (UCI) for HARQ-ACK, reducing the resource overhead and power overhead for the transmission of the UCI, and improving the overall system performance and spectrum efficiency.

NMR LOGGING INTERPRETATION OF SOLID INVASION

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190170893

A method for estimating an effect on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements of an invasion of solid particles into pores of an earth formation penetrated by a borehole includes conveying a carrier through the borehole and performing an NMR measurement on a volume of interest in the formation to provide a relaxation time constant using an NMR tool disposed at the carrier. The method further includes receiving information describing the solid particles in the pores and quantifying, using a processor, an effect on the measured relaxation time constant due to the invasion of solid particles using the received information.

A CARBOHYDRATE BASED 2-PART FORMALDEHYDE-FREE BINDER FOR COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS MANUFACTURE

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190169474

Formaldehyde-free aqueous binder compositions, their preparation, and their use to prepare engineered composite products, where the aqueous binder has at least some solids content, the aqueous binder including a carbohydrate polymer in an amount of about 5% to about 90% of the solids content, by weight; a copolymer of an alkenyl aromatic with at least one of an acrylate or diene in an amount of about 1% to about 40% of the solids content, by weight; and urea in an amount of about 2% to about 90% of the solids content, by weight.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A STEERING SHAFT PART AND STEERING SHAFT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190168281

A method may be utilized to produce a steering spindle part configured as a hollow shaft and having a connecting portion at its end. At least a part of the connecting portion includes increased wall thickness relative to a portion of the steering spindle part adjoining the connecting portion. The method may involve providing a circular, hollow cylindrical tube with an inner surface that is smooth in a circumferential direction, providing a circular, hollow cylindrical sleeve with an outer surface that is smooth in a circumferential direction, inserting the sleeve into an end portion of the tube, and jointly deforming the end portion of the tube and the sleeve such that a flow of material occurs. This flow may form positively locking elements on the tube and the sleeve that engage into one another in the circumferential direction and generate positive locking in the circumferential direction.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING SPHERICAL ABERRATION USING PERIPHERY MODIFICATION

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190167477

A system for determining a vision treatment for an eye of a patient is provided which includes a memory and a processor, in communication with the memory, configured to receive a first treatment target corresponding to a first target shape of a surface of the eye, obtain a periphery modification function (PMF), determine a second treatment target corresponding to a second target shape of the surface of the eye by multiplying, for each of a plurality of points on the surface of the eye, the PMF by the first treatment target, and scale the second treatment target using a scaling factor such that values of the second treatment target are scaled to be greater at a mid-periphery of the eye and scaled to be lower at a far-periphery of the eye. A treatment parameter of a treatment applied to the surface of the eye is controlled by the scaled second treatment target.

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190172083

When returning an electric vehicle, a management server performs a process including: a step of specifying a return date and time and a user; a step of obtaining return station information; a step of setting a discount rate corresponding to a first difference between the number of electric vehicles that can be charged and the number of parked low-SOC vehicles; a step of setting a discount rate corresponding to prediction of increase or decrease of the number of electric vehicles at the time of returning; a step of setting a discount rate corresponding to a second difference between the number of electric vehicles that can be parked and the number of parked electric vehicles; and a step of setting a rental fee based on the set discount rates.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ULTRA WIDEBAND IMPULSE RADIO TRANSCEIVERS

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190173520

Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology exploits modulated coded impulses over a wide frequency spectrum with very low power over a short distance for digital data transmission. Today's leading edge modulated sinusoidal wave wireless communication standards and systems achieve power efficiencies of 50 nJ/bit employing narrowband signaling schemes and traditional RF transceiver architectures. However, such designs severely limit the achievable energy efficiency, especially at lower data rates such as below 1 Mbps. Further, it is important that peak power consumption is supportable by common battery or energy harvesting technologies and long term power consumption neither leads to limited battery lifetimes or an inability for alternate energy sources to sustain them. Accordingly, it would be beneficial for next generation applications to exploit inventive transceiver structures and communication schemes in order to achieve the sub nJ per bit energy efficiencies required by next generation applications.

Post Barrel Plenum Operated Gas Cycling System for Automatic Firearms

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190170460

A gas buffer plenum positioned at the end of the barrel of an automatic firearm. A barrel side end cap connects the system to the barrel. A plenum tube holds one or more chamber walls and retains gas pressure within the enclosure. A target side end cap creates the final pressure chamber enclosure and is attached to the plenum tube to lock the system together. This gas buffer plenum allows a bullet to leave the barrel of the firearm before the bolt of the firearm starts to open. As the gas buffer plenum is filled with the exploding gas behind the bullet, the gas chambers build and maintain pressure that is then forced back through a hole in the plenum. The gas is forced down a gas tube or into a piston system. Depending on the configuration of the firearm, either the gas force, or the piston, strikes the bolt and cycles the firearm. The system may also be used to retrofit a gas operated firearm that uses a traditional gas block design.

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR VEHICLE PASSIVE KEYLESS ENTRY TRIGGERED BY SMARTPHONE PROXIMITY DETECTION

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190168712

The current disclosure relates to unlocking at least one vehicle door or a trunk and operating other welcome features on the vehicle, including but not limited to, opening a tailgate, turning on ambient lights or head lights, and starting a vehicle engine. The current disclosure is directed to a system and method for automatically unlocking at least one door or a trunk on the vehicle using a smartphone and a vehicle key fob. Due to the method provided herein, frequent recharging of the vehicle key fob is not required, nor does the size of the key fob have to be large enough to hold large batteries.

METHOD FOR ADJUSTING BRAKE PRESSURES, BRAKE SYSTEM OF A MOTOR VEHICLE FOR CARRYING OUT SUCH METHOD, AND MOTOR VEHICLE COMPRISING SUCH A BRAKE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190168723

A method for operating an electronic brake system for motor vehicles includes determining, by a brake control unit, respective brake pressures acting on wheel brakes by controlling a pressure distribution ratio of brake pressures acting on wheel brakes of a front axle to brake pressures acting on wheel brakes of a rear axle of the motor vehicle. The method further includes receiving, by the brake control unit, driver brake requests determined by a driver of the motor vehicle and/or external brake requests and determining, by the brake control unit, appropriate brake pressures. The brake control unit takes into consideration an initial pressure distribution ratio value, which is ascertained in a driver braking mode or in a pressure control mode and is stored and kept available for later consideration.

Systems and Methods for Identification and Virtual Application of Cosmetic Products

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190166980

In a computing device for identifying cosmetic products and simulating application of the cosmetic products, a target image is obtained from a user, where the target image depicts at least one of a cosmetic product or an individual wearing at least one cosmetic product. The computing device accesses a database storing a plurality of sample images, each sample image having a corresponding image feature map and metadata. The computing device analyzes the target image and identifies a matching sample image among the plurality of sample images based on the image feature map. The computing device obtains an image or video with a facial region of the user via a camera and generates a user interface displaying a resulting image or video showing virtual application of the at least one cosmetic product on the user. The computing device also displays cosmetic product information to the user in the user interface.

SENSING RESISTOR SHORT DETERMINER, SWITCH CONTROL CIRCUIT INCLUDING THE SAME AND POWER SUPPLY INCLUDING THE SWITCH CONTROL CIRCUIT

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190170803

According to the exemplary embodiments, a short-circuit of a sense resistor is detected according to a result of comparison between a sense voltage and a reference voltage at a time based on at least one of a period set based on an input sense voltage and a turn-on time of a power switch. A blanking period is set based on the input sense voltage in a current mode, and a short-circuited resistor detection period is set based on the input sense voltage.

ANTI-WETTING COATING

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190169444

An anti-wetting coating including a ceramic material and a second material that may include, but not be limited to, pure amorphous silicon, hydrogenated silicon, silicon hydride, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), perfluoroalkoxy alkanes (PFA), fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP), polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), low density polyethylene (PELD), polyamide, polyimide, polyimide-amide, polyurea, polyurethane, polythiurea, polyester, polyimine, and combinations thereof.

Skylight With Manual Closing Feature

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190169850

A skylight or roof hatch that is manually opened and closed. The skylight is formed of a window mounted to a casing frame by way of one or more hinges, which allows the window to open and close. One or more gas springs mounted between the window and casing frame are configured to exert force against the inside of the window. The gas springs are used to urge the window into an open position. Once in the open position, the window is closed by overcoming the biasing force exerted by the gas springs. This is achieved by winding in a cable that is connected to the window. A single pulley wheel that is mechanically linked to other mechanical elements is utilized to spool in the cable connected to the window in order to close the window and to unlock a reel lock to allow for automatic opening of the window.

CRYSTALLINE FORM OF (S)-7-(1-ACRYLOYLPIPERIDIN-4-YL)-2-(4-PHENOXYPHENYL)-4,5,6,7-TETRA-HYDROPYRAZOLO[1,5-A]PYRIMIDINE-3-CARBOXAMIDE, PREPARATION, AND USES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190169201

The present invention relates to a crystalline form of (S)-7-(1-acryloylpiperidin-4-yl)-2-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-4,5,6,7-tetr a-hydropyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine-3-carboxamide for inhibiting Btk, methods of preparation thereof and pharmaceutical compositions, and use of the crystalline form above in the treatment of a disease, or in the manufacturing of a medicament for the treatment of a disease.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190172824

Disclosed are semiconductor devices and methods of manufacturing the same. The method comprises providing a layout comprising a first group that includes first and second patterns and a second group that includes third and fourth patterns, examining a bridge risk region in the layout, biasing one end of at least one of the first and third patterns, and forming first to fourth conductive patterns by respectively using the first to fourth patterns of the layout. The one end of at least one of the first and third patterns are adjacent to the bridge risk region.