Total 7912 patents for "2019-06-06"

MEDICATION INJECTOR APPARATUS WITH DRIVE ASSEMBLY THAT FACILITATES RESET

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190167909

A medication injector apparatus such as an injection pen. The injection pen includes a resettable, cartridge plunger drive assembly including an axially floating nut, a cartridge plunger engaging screw, and a drive clutch movable with the nut and which when rotated causes the screw to screw through the nut. When a cartridge assembly is mounted to the pen base, the floating nut and drive clutch are shifted proximally such that the drive clutch is in torque transmitting engagement with a rotatable drive member of the pen, such that rotation of that drive member results in drive screw advancement through the nut in the distal direction. When the cartridge assembly is not mounted to the pen base, the floating nut and drive clutch are biased distally to disengage the drive clutch from torque transmitting engagement with the rotatable drive member and to thereby allow the drive screw to be reset proximally through the nut to a position more retracted within the pen base. The injection pen also may include an injection clicker assembly having a collar arranged coaxially on a drive sleeve and which oscillates axially on the drive sleeve that rotates during medication dispensing to provide an audible clicking sound that indicates injecting use of the pen. The injection pen also may include a doseable quantity identifier that uses a rotational matrix and a sensor for electrically sensing the arrangement of the dose setting mechanism of the pen, which identifier may be part of a therapeutic dose indicating system that utilizes a cartridge recognizer to recognize a concentration of medication so as to allow an automatic determination of a therapeutic dose. The injection pen further may include an assembly for selectively rotating a drive sleeve of the pen, which assembly has a dial that rotates out during dose setting and which translates in without rotation during dose injecting.

Operator System and Method for Operating and Observing a Technical Plant to be Controlled

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190171196

A method for operating and observing a technical plant to be controlled, wherein block symbols for plant schematics can be generated which are structured, personalized, and assembled dynamically at runtime which, for example, enable an efficiently guided and assisted handling of alarm messages by an operator, where the dynamically updated display of alarm-producing process objects based on an equipment hierarchy enables an evaluation of items causing floods of alarms.

MICROWAVE MOISTURE METER AND SENSOR

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190170664

A microwave moisture sensor for agricultural materials, such as grains and nuts, is disclosed herein that includes a material sample holder having a substantially cylindrical cavity formed therein. The meter assembly further includes a transmitting antenna on a side of the sample holder and a receiving antenna on a side of sample holder directly opposite the transmitting antenna wherein the sample holder is located between the two antennas, the receiving antenna configured to receive a transmitted microwave through the sample holder.

TELESCOPIC OPTICAL IMAGING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190170978

An optical imaging system includes a first lens which has refractive power, a second lens which has refractive power, a third lens which has a convex object-side surface, and an inflection point is formed on an image-side surface thereof, a fourth lens which has refractive power, a fifth lens which has a convex object-side surface, and a sixth lens which has refractive power and an inflection point is formed on an image-side surface thereof, and wherein the first to sixth lens are sequentially disposed from an object side.

Flexible Acl Instrumentation, Kit And Method

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190167283

In a first embodiment, the present invention includes an instrumentation system for preparing a bone for soft tissue repair, the instrumentation system including a flexible drill pin capable of bending along a curved path; an aimer capable of engaging the flexible pin to bend the flexible pin; and a flexible reamer having a flexible portion along at least a portion of its length, the flexible portion comprising a plurality of laser cuts. In an alternate embodiment, the present invention may also include a method for preparing a bone tunnel in a femur adjacent a knee joint, the method including introducing a flexible drill pin into the knee joint; guiding the flexible drill pin towards a surface of the femur with an instrument introduced into the knee joint; drilling the flexible drill pin into the femur; removing the instrument from the knee joint; introducing a cannulated flexible reamer into the knee joint by placing the flexible pin within the cannulation of the flexible reamer; and reaming the bone tunnel in the femur along the path of the flexible pin.

HEATING ROTATING MEMBER AND HEATING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190171145

A tubular film used for a fixing apparatus includes a heat generating layer, and a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer respectively provided at one end and another end of the film in a longitudinal direction of the film so as to contact the heat generating layer. The first conductive layer and the second conductive layer each has a volume resistivity that is less than that of the heat generating layer. A low resistance layer is formed in an area of the heat generating layer between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer in the longitudinal direction, so as not to contact the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer. The low resistance layer has a volume resistivity that is less than that of the heat generating layer, and extends in a circumferential direction of the heat generating layer.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR STORING WARNING IMAGE

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190174089

The embodiments of the present application provide an alarm image recording method and apparatus, the method includes: capturing a picture according to a preset frequency, and caching the picture captured each time to a buffer of the video capture device; extracting, after a preset time period since when occurrence of an event meeting an alarm condition is detected, at least two pictures from the buffer according to a time point at which the event occurs; determining the at least two pictures as alarm images and saving to the video capture device or a cloud storage server. In the present application, since the alarm image including at least two pictures may provide more abundant information than an alarm image including a single picture, the completeness of presenting the event by the alarm image can be improved. Compared with the alarm image including a video, the amount of data is reduced by at least an order of magnitude, thus reducing data amount of the alarm image. Therefore, the alarm image including at least two pictures can improves the completeness of presenting the event while reducing the data amount of the alarm image, and achieves a better recording effect.

VACUUM MEMBRANE THERMOFORMED POLY-4-HYDROXYBUTYRATE MEDICAL IMPLANTS

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190167834

Methods to produce thermoformed implants comprising poly-4-hydroxybutyrate homopolymer, copolymer, or blend thereof, including surgical meshes, have been developed. These thermoforms are preferably produced from porous substrates of poly-4-hydroxybutyrate homopolymer or copolymer thereof, such as surgical meshes, by vacuum membrane thermoforming. The porous thermoformed implant is formed by placing a porous substrate of poly-4-hydroxybutyrate homopolymer or copolymer thereof over a mold, covering the substrate and mold with a membrane, applying a vacuum to the membrane so that the membrane and substrate are drawn down on the mold and tension is applied to the substrate, and heating the substrate while it is under tension to form the thermoform. The method is particularly useful in forming medical implants of poly-4-hydroxybutyrate and copolymers thereof, including hernia meshes, mastopexy devices, breast reconstruction devices, and implants for plastic surgery, without exposing the resorbable implants to water and without shrinking the porous substrate during molding.

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH TERMINAL POSITION ASSURANCE MEMBER

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190173221

An electrical connector includes a housing and a terminal position assurance (TPA) member. The housing defines multiple cavities that extend between mating and cable ends of the housing, and are oriented parallel to a cavity axis. The housing holds electrical terminals within the cavities for electrically connecting to mating contacts of a mating connector. The TPA member is mounted to the cable end of the housing and movable relative to the housing between an unlocked position and a locked position. The TPA member moves from the unlocked position to the locked position along an actuation axis that is perpendicular to the cavity axis. The TPA member includes ledges that protrude into the cavities of the housing and into corresponding retreat paths of the terminals when the TPA member is in the locked position to block retreat of the terminals towards the cable end of the housing.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CALCULATING A RECORDING TRAJECTORY

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190170667

A calculating unit for calculating a recording trajectory of a CT system has a receive interface, an optimizer and a control unit. The receive interface serves for receiving measurement and simulation data relative to the object to be recorded. The optimizer is configured to determine the recording trajectory based on known degrees of freedom of the CT system, based on the measurement and simulation data and based on a test task from a group having a plurality of test tasks. The control unit is configured to output data in correspondence with the recording trajectory for controlling the CT system.

Metalloenzyme Inhibitor Compounds

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190169159

The instant invention describes compounds having metalloenzyme modulating activity, and methods of treating diseases, disorders or symptoms thereof mediated by such metalloenzymes.

RESIN COMPOSITION

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190169434

A resin composition is provided. The resin composition includes a polyimide resin; a hydrocarbon resin or a fluorinated polymer resin; and a silica that is modified by a surface modifier. The content of the hydrocarbon resin is in a range from 1 to 13 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the polyimide resin. The content of the fluorinated polymer resin is in a range from 1 to 60 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the polyimide resin. The content of the silica is in a range from 1 to 10 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the polyimide resin.

Computing Architecture Deployment Configuration Recommendation Using Machine Learning

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190171948

Data is received that characterizes a software system. Thereafter, using at least one machine learning model trained using historical testing data from a plurality of training software systems, a recommended computing architecture is generated for the software system. Data can then be provided that characterizes the software system. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.

INSULATED-GATE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE DRIVING CIRCUIT

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190173463

A driving circuit that drives an insulated-gate semiconductor device. The driving circuit includes a constant-current generation circuit and a discharge circuit. The constant-current generation circuit has first and second transistors forming a current mirror, and a constant-current circuit connected to the drain of the first transistor for providing a constant current to the current mirror. The discharge circuit is connected to a gate of the insulated-gate semiconductor device and the drain of the second transistor, and includes a third transistor. The discharge circuit is configured to draw out a current injected into the gate of the insulated-gate semiconductor device by inputting a driving signal to the gate of the third transistor, and correct a metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) size of the third transistor so as to adjust an amount of a current that flows via the drain and the source of the third transistor to ground.

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190171052

A liquid crystal display panel of the present invention includes, sequentially from the viewer side: a first linearly polarizing plate; a first /4-wavelength layer; a first substrate including a color filter, a black matrix, and a second /4-wavelength layer; a liquid crystal layer; a second substrate; and a second linearly polarizing plate, the liquid crystal display panel further including a sealing material disposed so as to surround the liquid crystal layer in a plan view, wherein the second /4-wavelength layer is disposed closer to the liquid crystal layer than the color filter and the black matrix are and such that an outer edge of the second /4-wavelength layer lies inside an arrangement region of the sealing material, and the first /4-wavelength layer and the second /4-wavelength layer are disposed such that their slow axes are perpendicular to each other.

DISHWASHER

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190167067

The dishwasher of the present invention includes: a tub in which a dish washing space is formed; a sump which contains washing water supplied into the tub; a spray module which sprays washing water toward dishes; a pump which supplies the washing water stored in the sump to the spray module; an air jet generator which receives a part of the washing water discharged from the pump to form an air bubble in the washing water; and a discharge module which discharges the washing water containing the air bubble discharged from the air jet generator to a side surface of the tub.

TRANSISTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190172918

The present disclosure provides a transistor device. The transistor device includes an active region surrounded by an isolation structure, a gate structure disposed over the active region and the isolation structure, and a source/drain disposed in the active region. The gate structure includes a body portion extending in a first direction, a head portion extending in a second direction, and a pair of wing portions disposed at two opposite sides of the body portion. The first direction and the second direction are perpendicular to each other. Each of the wing portions is in contact with the head portion and the body portion.

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190172897

A display device having a display region and a peripheral region in contact with the display region above a substrate is provided. The display region has a plurality of pixels each including a transistor, an insulating film above the transistor, a pixel electrode arranged above the insulating film and electrically connected to the transistor, and a common electrode above the insulating film, a video signal line and a gate signal line electrically connected to the transistor, and liquid crystal layer above the plurality of, pixels, The peripheral region has a terminal electrically connected to the video signal line, a wiring arranged parallel to the gate wiring between the display region and the terminal, and a plurality of first electrodes above the wiring. The insulating film covers the wiring, and the s wiring is electrically connected to the plurality of first electrodes via an opening in the elating film.

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TRANSMITTER

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190173654

A communication system includes a plurality of transmitters and a receiving unit. The transmitters are configured to divide signals to be emitted into K part signals and to emit the K part signals using K sub-carriers. K is an integer. The K sub-carriers are frequency bands having a sub-carrier bandwidth and are spaced in frequency. The receiving unit is configured to receive signals emitted by the transmitters. The invention further refers to a transmitter.

ADAPTIVE VIDEO CONSUMPTION

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190174159

A video streaming client is configured to check whether a target version of a desired video content is available for streaming from a video streaming server, the target version being encoded to a target value of an encoding attribute. The video streaming client obtains a data communication speed to the video streaming server, and determines that the data communication speed is sufficient to stream and display the target version of the desired video content. The target value is less than a maximum value of the encoding attribute which is decodable by the video streaming client. The video streaming client is configured to select to stream the target version of the desired video content even though the data communication speed is sufficient to stream a version of the desired video content without playback interruption when encoded using a value of the encoding attribute which is higher than the target value.

WHEELCHAIR WITH INTEGRATED TRANSFER DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190167497

A wheelchair including a supporting frame and moving means configured to allow the movement of the wheelchair, the supporting frame having a seating area for a user of the wheelchair, the wheelchair including first actuation means configured to translate the seating area laterally and externally with respect to the supporting frame and, at least partially, with respect to the moving means, in a transfer configuration of the user, supporting means being operationally associated with the seating area, being able to be activated in the transfer configuration of the seating area to support the seating area with respect to the ground, the seating area being defined, in the transfer configuration, by a main seat and a secondary seat able to be activated in the transfer configuration of the seating area to increase the extension of the main seat.

TECHNIQUE AND METHOD TO MEASURE AND CALCULATE PARTICULATES OUTPUT FROM GASOLINE ENGINES

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190170048

A method to determine soot mass of a gasoline engine powered automobile vehicle includes: predefining a time period between approximately 50 seconds to 200 seconds defining a cold start operation of a gasoline engine; determining a critical engine cold start temperature at a time defining a start of the cold start operation; identifying a cold start soot mass value from a lookup table based on the predefined time period and the critical engine cold start temperature; calculating a hot engine soot mass value for a hot engine operating time; repeating the calculating step for at least one next successive hot engine operating time; and adding the cold start soot mass value to the hot engine soot mass value for the hot engine operating time and the at least one next successive hot engine operating time to define a total soot mass value.

Method of Reducing Cycle Time for Flow Drill Screw Operations

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190168288

A method of reducing the cycle time required for flow-drill screw operations by providing a dimple on a part that is engaged by a flow-drill screw. A tip of the flow-drill screw engages a contact band at a location spaced from the tip of the distal end of the flow-drill screw and base portion of the dimple. Friction between the flow-drill screw tip and dimple creates a heat concentration area and results in displaced material fanning a threaded collar. The flow-drill screw is secured by the threads of the threaded collar.

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR LOW COMPLEXITY LIST DECODING OF TURBO CODES AND CONVOLUTIONAL CODES

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190173497

A method, system, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium of decoding a signal are provided. The method includes receiving signal to be decoded, where signal includes at least one symbol; decoding signal in stages, where each at least one symbol of signal is decoded into at least one bit per stage, wherein Log-Likelihood Ratio (LLR) and a path metric are determined for each possible path for each at least one bit at each stage; determining magnitudes of the LLRs; identifying K bits of the signal with smallest corresponding LLR magnitudes; identifying, for each of the K bits, L possible paths with largest path metrics at each decoder stage for a user-definable number of decoder stages; performing forward and backward traces, for each of the L possible paths, to determine candidate codewords; performing a Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) on the candidate codewords; and stopping after a first candidate codeword passes the CRC.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190172933

A bipolar transistor including a first collector layer, a second collector layer, a base layer, and an emitter layer is disposed on a substrate. Etching characteristics of the second collector layer are different from etching characteristics of the first collector layer and the base layer. In plan view, an edge of an interface between the first collector layer and the second collector layer is disposed inside an edge of a lower surface of the base layer, and an edge of an upper surface of the second collector layer coincides with the edge of the lower surface of the base layer or is disposed inside the edge of the lower surface of the base layer.

BIOMAGNETIC MEASUREMENT APPARATUS, BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MEASUREMENT APPARATUS, AND BIOMAGNETIC MEASUREMENT METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190167135

A biomagnetic measurement apparatus includes a table on which a subject is placed; a biomagnetic detector configured to detect a biomagnetic field of the subject; a supporter configured to support a detection target region from which the biomagnetic field of the subject is detected; a radiation detector provided below the supporter; and a position changer configured to change relative positions of the biomagnetic detector and the detection target region. The supporter has a surface shape that corresponds to a surface of the biomagnetic detector.

LIGHTING UNIT AND HEAD-UP DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190171010

A lighting unit includes a light source configured to radiate a light, a circuit board on which the light source is mounted, and multiple stages of condenser lenses configured to condense the radiation light radiated from the light source. A first-stage lens that is located closest to the light source and given a maximum positive power among the multiple stages of condenser lenses has a partition wall portion and a positioning portion. The partition wall portion partitions an accommodation space in which the light source is accommodated in a range from a composite focal point of the multiple stages of condenser lenses to the first-stage lens by projection toward the circuit board side. The positioning portion 222 is provided on the partition wall portion and positioned relative to the circuit board by concavo-convex fitting.

REPLACEMENT HEART VALVE METHODS

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190167420

Methods for replacing a native heart valve. An anchor comprises coils adapted to support a heart valve prosthesis. The anchor is positioned at a native heart valve. An expansible heart valve prosthesis is delivered into the anchor and expanded inside the coils. This moves at least one coil from a first diameter to a second, larger diameter while securing the anchor and the heart valve prosthesis relative to each other. The heart valve prosthesis comprises a seal on the expansible heart valve prosthesis. Additional apparatus and methods are disclosed.

PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190168701

Pedestrian protection device including a composite body (146) having a plastic material (150) and one or more laminates (154), each including fibers (158) dispersed within a matrix material, wherein the body (146) defines an elongated beam (74) extending between first and second ends, the elongated beam (74) having first and second flanges (86), each extending between the first and second ends, and a web (94) extending between and connecting the first and second flanges (86), and wherein at least one of the one or more laminates (154) is disposed along the first flange (86, 90) and/or at least one of the one or more laminates (154) is disposed along the second flange (86, 90). In some devices, an outer surface (126, 130) of the first flange (86, 90) that faces away from the along the second flange (86, 90) is convex. In some devices, the matrix material of at least one of the one or more laminates (154) includes the plastic material (150).

Particulate Laundry Softening and Freshening Wash Additive

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190169534

A composition including: (i) a plurality of first particles comprising: about 25% to about 94% by weight a water soluble first carrier; and a perfume; wherein each of the first particles has a mass from about 1 mg to about 1 g; (ii) a plurality of second particles having: about 25% to about 94% by weight a water soluble second carrier; about 5% to about 45% by weight a quaternary ammonium compound formed from a parent fatty acid compound having an Iodine Value from about 18 to about 60; and about 0.5% to about 10% by weight a cationic polymer; wherein each of the second particles has a mass from about 1 mg to about 1 g; wherein the first particles and the second particles are in a package.