Total 7912 patents for "2019-06-06"

Electroactive Ionic Liquids And Surface-Modified Substrates Containing Them

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190173078

The present invention relates an electro-active polymeric ionic liquid including imidazolium-based molecules, said imidazolium-based molecule comprising each at least: one imidazolium moiety associated with a negatively-charged counter-ion, and one reducible group selected from: Formula (IV), an anthraquinone derivative of formula (IV): with R 1 representing a hydrogen atom or a C 1 -C 6 -alkyl group, a viologen group, and a metallocene reducible group such as a cobaltocene group.

Blockchain Probation

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190172023

Probation supervision validation systems and methods are presented. Court ordered probation requirements are monitored through a blockchain with monitoring. The blockchain smart-contract can be considered a chronicle of person's path through probation. These court ordered transactions and the blockchain monitored probation provide a solid foundation for a judiciary based altcoin. A judicial based altcoin cryptocurrency and the natural blockchain and smart-contract probations or court order payments provide a solid foundation for blockchain based crypocurrency.

NOTEBOOK COMPUTER AND DRIVING METHOD OF VOICE ASSISTANT SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190172457

A notebook computer including a foldable body, a display unit, a touch pad, a keyboard, a first control unit, a wake-up unit, and a voice-assistant system, a second control unit electrically connected to the first control unit, the wake-up unit, and the voice-assistant system is provided. The first control unit is electrically connected to the display unit, the touch pad, and the keyboard. When the foldable body is in a folded and closed state, the display unit, the touch pad, and the keyboard are inactivated, the notebook computer is in a first mode. In the first mode, a user drives the wake-up unit to generate a wake-up signal being transmitted to the second control unit to activate the first control unit and the voice-assistant system. The notebook computer is transformed to a second mode, wherein the display unit, the touch pad, and the keyboard are still inactivated or sleeping.

SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190167056

A surface cleaning apparatus comprises a cyclone bin assembly having a sidewall surrounding a contiguous interior volume and comprising multiple segments of different profile and width.

Wood-Treatment Apparatus with a Displaceable Sleeve for Treating Wood, and Method for Treating Wood

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190168408

The present invention provides a wood-treatment apparatus (1) for the long-term treatment of wood, and also a method for treating wood using the apparatus (1). The wood-treatment apparatus (1) is formed from a cylindrical hollow body (2) and a sleeve (10). The cylindrical hollow body (2) here has an inner end, which during use ends up located within the wood, an outer end, which is directed away from the inner end, at least one exit opening (4) and an accommodating space (20), which is designed for accommodating a carrier material (20) containing active wood-treatment substance. The sleeve (10) is arranged in abutment around the cylindrical hollow body (2). The sleeve (10), when the wood-treatment apparatus (1) is not in use, closes the at least one exit opening (4) and, when the wood-treatment apparatus (1) is being used, frees the at least one exit opening (4) and brings the accommodating space (20) into contact with the wood.

AUTOMATED DATA STORAGE LIBRARY DRONE ACCESSOR

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190172488

A data storage system that moves and transfers components utilizing drones is disclosed. The data storage system comprises a data storage library for reading and writing of data on a plurality of data storage cartridges, at least one drone vehicle, a processing device, and a non-transitory, computer-readable memory containing programming instructions. The programming instructions are configured to cause the processing device to: receive a request to transfer a data storage component to a destination location in the data storage library, in response to receiving the request, instruct a drone vehicle to perform at least part of the transfer of the data storage component to the destination location, and perform at least part of the transfer of the data storage component to the destination location by the drone vehicle.

Single and Multi-Modulator Projector Systems with Global Dimming

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190171095

Projector display systems comprising a light dimmer and first modulator are disclosed. The light dimmer may comprise an adjustable iris, adjustable light sources and/or LCD stack that is capable of lowering the luminance of the light source illuminated the first modulator. The first modulator may comprise a plurality of analog mirrors (e.g. MEMS array) and the second modulator may comprise a plurality of mirrors (e.g., DMD array). The display system may further comprise a controller that sends control signals to the light dimmer and first modulator. The display system may render a desired dynamic range for rendering a projected image by a combination of such control signals.

Composite Material and Reinforcing Fiber

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190169792

Provided are a composite material and a reinforced fiber. The composite material (1) includes a fiber (3) and a plurality of carbon nanotubes (5) disposed on a surface of the fiber (3). The carbon nanotubes (5) adhere directly to the surface of the fiber (3). The composite material and the reinforced fiber exhibit both of intrinsic functions of the fiber and functions, such as electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and mechanical strength, derived from CNTs.

VEHICLE ELECTRICITY STORAGE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190173311

The present disclosure relates to a vehicle electricity storage device capable of maintaining proper backup of a main power supply. The vehicle electricity storage device includes an electricity storage circuit, a main charge circuit, and a precharge circuit. The electricity storage circuit configured to supply stored electricity to a load. The main charge circuit operates to supply electricity of a main power supply to the electricity storage circuit when an ignition switch is in an ON state of allowing an engine to start. The precharge circuit operates to supply electricity of the main power supply to the electricity storage circuit when the main charge circuit is in a state of stopping operation by the ignition switch being turned off.

Pneumatic Vibrational Injection Apparatus

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190167892

A pneumatic vibrational injection apparatus suitable for use in a system for removal, delivery and/or transplantation of body tissues and other substances in medical procedures may include an apparatus housing having an air inlet chamber, an air outlet chamber, a connecting chamber connecting the air outlet chamber and the air inlet chamber and an injection chamber disposed between the air inlet chamber and the air outlet chamber. An injection nozzle may be disposed in fluid communication with the injection chamber. An injection cannula may be disposed in fluid communication with the injection nozzle. An inlet transducer wheel and an outlet transducer wheel may be mounted for rotation in the air inlet chamber and the air outlet chamber, respectively, of the apparatus housing. A vibration transducer may be disposed in physical contact with the inlet transducer wheel and the outlet transducer wheel. The injection nozzle may be disposed in physical contact with the vibration transducer.

OPTICALLY UPCONVERTING LIQUID-FILLED POLYMERIC MATERIALS

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190169495

Optically upconverting liquid-filled polymeric materials that are made by curing a curable composition. The materials include a substantially liquid phase that serves to dissolve upconverting chromophores, optionally surfactants and an optionally cross-linked polymer matrix that retains or houses the liquid phase, provides mechanical stability, and offers some protection from oxygen. The optically upconverting liquid-filled polymeric materials have a phase-separated morphology. In preferred embodiments, the domains formed by the two phases are so small that light scattering is largely suppressed, which renders the upconverting liquid-filled polymeric materials largely transparent. The liquid phase provides a high mobility of the dissolved chromophores and the photophysical properties, such as the high upconversion quantum efficiency and the low excitation intensity threshold required to achieve upconversion, are thus more reminiscent of conventional or oxygen-free solutions than polymeric solids. These photophysical properties can be achieved by preparing the polymers under oxygen-free or, in preferred embodiments, under ambient conditions. The design principle introduced here to create upconverting liquid-filled polymeric materials is versatile and general; the liquid phase, the surfactants, the polymer matrix, and the upconverting chromophores can all readily be varied. Importantly, the optically upconverting liquid-filled polymeric materials can be prepared in a one-step process, which makes them preferable over other liquid-containing polymers that enable upconversion.

REFRIGERANT LEAK DETECTION AND MANAGEMENT BASED ON CONDENSATION FROM AIR SAMPLES

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190170602

A refrigerant leak detection system for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system includes a vessel configured to receive an air sample. The refrigerant leak detection system includes a cooling device configured to cool the vessel and a liquid detection device configured to detect liquid in the vessel. The refrigerant leak detection system further includes an actuator configured to actuate a transfer mechanism to collect the air sample in the vessel.

LOCATION BASED THIRD PARTY NOTIFICATION

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190174569

Embodiments of the present invention provides methods, computer program products, and a system for determining a set of potential responders to alert a second party regarding an urgent communication. Embodiments of the present invention can be used to determine if a missed communication placed by a first party to a second party is an urgent communication. Embodiments of the present invention can be used to determine a set of potential responders based, at least in part, on a variety of possible locations of a communication device belonging to the second party.

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR AVOIDING COLLISIONS ON AN UPLINK DATA CHANNEL AND A CELL-SPECIFIC OR UE-SPECIFIC UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190173611

Some techniques and apparatuses described herein may be used to avoid or reduce collisions between uplink data communications and uplink control communications for an enhanced machine-type communication user equipment (eMTC UE) operating in an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band. Furthermore, some techniques and apparatuses may avoid such collision while still allowing efficient use of resources, such as by deferring the uplink data communication within a data segment, rate matching an uplink data communication around uplink control resources (e.g., cell-specific uplink control resources and/or UE-specific uplink control resources), puncturing the uplink data communication to avoid the uplink control resources, multiplexing uplink control information on an uplink data channel, and/or the like.

INJECTION MOLDED SCREENING APPARATUSES AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190168261

Screening members, screening assemblies, methods for fabricating screening members and assemblies and methods for screening materials are provided for vibratory screening machines that incorporate the use of injection molded materials. Use of injection molded screen elements provide, inter alia, for: varying screening surface configurations; fast and relatively simple screen assembly fabrication; and a combination of outstanding screen assembly mechanical and electrical properties, including toughness, wear and chemical resistance. Embodiments of the present invention use a thermoplastic injection molded material.

PLATFORM SPECIFIC CONFIGURATIONS SETUP INTERFACE FOR SERVICE PROCESSOR

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190173749

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a service processor. The service processor generates a user interface on the service processor. The user interface providing access to platform specific configurations of the service processor. The service processor receives, through the user interface, an input for modifying a first configuration data item of the platform specific configurations. The service processor accordingly modifies the first configuration data item in accordance with the input.

FUNCTIONAL ELEMENT, IN PARTICULAR FLUID PUMP, HAVING A HOUSING AND A CONVEYING ELEMENT

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190170153

The invention relates to a fluid pump (1) having a housing (5) delimiting a fluid chamber (13) and having a conveying element (8) for the fluid disposed in the fluid chamber, the housing (5), with respect to the shape and/or size thereof, being able to be changed between at least a first, expanded state and a second, compressed state. The object, to stabilise adequately a corresponding housing, is achieved according to the invention by the housing having at least one stabilisation chamber (19, 20, 25, 26, 31) which can be supplied with a fluid pressure and is different from the fluid chamber, the first state of the housing being assigned to a first fluid pressure in the stabilisation chamber and the second state of the housing being assigned to a second fluid pressure.

DC CURRENT CANCELLATION SCHEME FOR AN OPTICAL RECEIVER

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190173588

In high data rate receivers, comprising a photodetector (PD) and a transimpedance amplifier (TIA), a transmitted optical signal typically has poor extinction ratio, which translates into a small modulated current with a large DC current at the output of the PD. The large DC current saturates the TIA, which significantly degrades the gain and bandwidth performance. Accordingly, cancelling photo diode DC current in high data rate receivers is important for proper receiver operation. A DC current cancellation loop, comprising a low pass filter section and a trans-conductance cell (GM) are connected to the input of the TIA. PD DC current I DC is drawn from the input node of the TIA in the GM cell, such that the cancellation loop maintains the DC voltage value of the TIA input node to be the same as a reference voltage (V REF ).

END EFFECTOR

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190168396

A robotic system includes an end effector with one or more fin grippers that have one or more vacuum ports. The fin grippers are made of elastic material. The fin grippers each include contact and exterior flanges joined together with a series of crossbeams. The crossbeams each define a tube opening to form a tube guide channel between the contact and exterior flanges. In one form, the vacuum ports are located at fingertip ends of the fin grippers, and the vacuum ports include vacuum cups.

CONTACTLESS ELECTROPERMEABILIZATION ELECTRODE AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190167983

Devices and methods for delivering an electropermeabilizing pulse of electric energy to a tissue surface to enable delivery into cells in the tissue therapeutic substances. The device incorporates a source capable of generating a sufficient voltage potential to deliver a spark across a gap and delivers same to the tissue surface.

AGENT ASSISTED MALICIOUS APPLICATION BLOCKING IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190173891

Embodiments are configured to receive metadata of a process intercepted on an end host when attempting to access a network. The metadata includes a hash of an application associated with the process and an endpoint reputation score of the application. Embodiments are configured to request a threat intelligence reputation score based on the hash of the application, to determine an action to be taken by the end host based, at least in part, on one or more policies and at least one of the threat intelligence reputation score and the endpoint reputation score, and to send a response indicating the action to be taken by the end host. Further embodiments request another threat intelligence reputation score based on another hash of a dynamic link library module loaded by the process on the end host, and the action is determined based, at least in part, on the other threat intelligence score.

MOUNTED FIXING APPARATUS FOR FIXING AN IMAGE FORMED ON A RECORDING MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2019-06-06

Pub Number: US20190171144

The present invention relates to a fixing apparatus including a tubular film, a heater provided at an inside of the film, a protection element provided at the inside of the film, and at least one conductive member provided at the inside of the film. The protection element includes two terminals and a switch that turns off to shut off power to the heater when the heater abnormally generates heat. A first end of the conductive member is electrically connected to one of the terminals of the protection element. The conductive member is not coated with an insulator, and a second end of the conductive member projects out of the film so that the cost of the fixing apparatus is reduced.