Total 8573 patents for "2019-06-20"

Robot arm design for high force delivery

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190184548

This patent teaches a novel approach to deliver sufficiently high force at the end effector of a robot, without making the overall robot bulky. Instead of transferring the force at the end effector to the predecessor link, the innovative approach taught in this patent consists of transferring the end effector's force directly to ground or to a suitable frame such as conveyer frame in case of spot welding application. Many times, a ground or suitable frame may not be available to transfer the force, but many other times, there is such a frame available, and the technology described in this patent can become critical in designing a compact, lightweight robotic arm and may make a difference between having a viable product or not.

SAMPLE PROCESSING DEVICES, AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190184401

Embodiments of the invention provide a filter kit including filters for processing a biological sample. Some embodiments include a filter cap in a tube kit with a first tube containing a buffer solution and a second tube containing a lyophilized master mix. Some embodiments include a method of processing a sample using the kit including mixing a biological sample in a first tube with the buffer solution, positioning the filter cap in the first tube, positioning a second tube on the filter cap, flipping the first tube, the filter cap, and the second cap to filter the biological sample and buffer solution mixture with the filter cap as it flows from the first tube to the second tube. Some embodiments include structure enabling transfer of materials through inline flow between the tubes. Some further embodiments include integrated structure for sample pulverization with integrated buffer and lyophilized master mix.

HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCAPACITORS CONTAINING SURFACE ACTIVE IONIC LIQUIDS

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190189364

Disclosed are capacitors containing surface active ionic liquids, and methods of use. The capacitors have high capacitance and function over broad ranges of temperature, and are particularly appropriate for high-temperature (200 C.) applications.

PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATOR

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190189896

A piezoelectric actuator is formed like a rectangular flat plate, and includes a substrate layer, a lower electrode layer, a piezoelectric layer, and an upper electrode layer formed in this order from bottom to top in a thickness direction. The upper electrode layer is constituted of a plurality of electrode segments separated in a surface direction, and connection wires connecting the electrode segments which are adjoining in the surface direction.

Multi-Tiered Anti-Spamming Systems and Methods

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190190866

Embodiments are provided for reducing unwanted messages or spam within a real-time social networking service. According to certain aspects, a synchronous analysis module may operate in coordination with an asynchronous analysis module. Each of the synchronous analysis module and the asynchronous analysis module analyzes an incoming message from a user account to determine whether the incoming message has characteristics of spam, whereby the synchronous analysis is at a lower latency than the asynchronous analysis. The asynchronous analysis is afforded the ability to identify certain spam characteristics that the synchronous analysis may identify during its lower latency analysis.

Voltage Regulation with Frequency Control

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190190377

Methods and apparatuses can implement voltage regulation with frequency control. In an example aspect, a voltage generator includes an output node and a switch. A voltage controller is coupled to the switch of the voltage generator. A mode controller is coupled to the voltage controller. The voltage controller is configured to control an output voltage at the output node by closing and opening the switch at a switching frequency. The voltage controller is configured to operate in multiple operational modes. The mode controller is configured to cause the voltage controller to shift between two or more operational modes responsive to the switching frequency. The switching frequency can be moved out of a rejection frequency band by shifting operational modes. Shifting can include, for example, shifting from a PFM mode to a PWM mode or shifting from one hysteresis mode to another hysteresis mode within the PFM mode.

Contact Hole

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190189509

A power semiconductor component includes a power semiconductor partial structure having an insulating layer arranged on an upper side of a semiconductor body. A contact hole arranged on an upper side of the insulating layer proceeds from that side, extending at least partly within the insulating layer. An adhesion promoter layer arranged on an upper side of the power semiconductor partial structure at least partly covers the insulating layer upper side and a surface of the contact hole. A tungsten-comprising layer arranged on the adhesion promoter layer at least partly covers the adhesion promoter layer and has a first thickness in a region of the contact hole and dimensioned such that the tungsten-comprising layer fills the contact hole. The tungsten-comprising layer has a second thickness in the region of the insulating layer upper side which is less than the first thickness. A connection layer is arranged on the tungsten-comprising layer.

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING MANUAL INPUTS TO AND ADAPTIVE PROGRAMMING OF A THERMOSTAT

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190186771

Systems and methods are disclosed for incorporating manual changes to the setpoint for a thermostatic controller into long-term programming of the thermostatic controller. For example, one or more of the exemplary systems compares the actual setpoint at a given time for the thermostatic controller to an expected setpoint for the thermostatic controller in light of the scheduled programming. A determination is then made as to whether the actual setpoint and the expected setpoint are the same or different. Furthermore, a manual change to the actual setpoint for the thermostatic controller is compared to previously recorded setpoint data for the thermostatic controller. At least one rule is then applied for the interpretation of the manual change in light of the previously recorded setpoint data.

MAGNETIC CONNECTOR SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190190194

A magnetic connector system includes a connector receptacle having a connector pin in coaxial arrangement with a magnetic ground return and a connector insert having a power contact in coaxial arrangement with a magnetic sleeve. A power and/or data connection is formed between the power contact and the connector pin when an end face of the magnetic ground return is magnetically latched to an end face of the magnetic sleeve.

COMPUTER APPARATUS FOR CROSS-LEDGER TRANSFERS BETWEEN DISTRIBUTED LEDGERS

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190188698

The presently-disclosed solution provides cross-ledger transfers between distributed ledgers to achieve highly-scalable transaction throughput. Disclosed are methods and instruction code for writing a cross-ledger transfer in a way that effectively transfers value from a source distributed ledger to a target distributed ledger while preventing double spending of the value. This results in the transformation of the ledgers in that the total value in the source ledger is decreased by the transferred value while the total value in the target ledger is increased by the same amount. Also disclosed are system architectures that utilize cross-ledger transfers between multiple distributed ledgers to achieve highly-scalable transaction throughput. Also disclosed are computer apparatus configured to implement cross-ledger transfers between distributed ledgers. Other embodiments and features are also disclosed.

VIBRATION ISOLATOR WITH SERIES AND/OR PARALLEL CONICAL DISC SPRING MEMBER ARRANGEMENTS

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190186589

An energy-absorbing structure for a vibration isolator includes a conical disc spring member having a first end including a central opening and a second end opposite the first end. The structure also includes at least one spacer having a base portion with a first side. The base portion first side defines a cavity structured to receive therein a second end of the spring member. The cavity has a floor, and a second end of the spring member is positioned in contact with the floor. The floor includes an opening formed therein and positioned so as to reside opposite the first end of the spring member when the second end of the spring member is positioned in contact with the cavity floor. The opening is structured to receive at least a portion of the first end of the spring member therein during an inversion of the spring member.

Compounds For The Treatment Of Neuromuscular Disorders

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190185437

The present invention relates to compounds suitable for treating, ameliorating and/or preventing neuromuscular disorders, including the reversal of drug-induced neuromuscular blockade. The compounds as defined herein preferably inhibit the ClC-1 ion channel.

AUXILIARY POWER UNIT WITH VARIABLE SPEED RATIO

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190186351

An auxiliary power unit for an aircraft includes a rotary intermittent internal combustion engine drivingly engaged to an engine shaft, a turbine section having an inlet in fluid communication with an outlet of the engine(s), the turbine section including at least one turbine compounded with the engine shaft, and a compressor having an inlet in fluid communication with an environment of the aircraft and an outlet in fluid communication with a bleed duct for providing bleed air to the aircraft, the compressor having a compressor rotor connected to a compressor shaft, the compressor shaft drivingly engaged to the engine shaft. The driving engagement between the compressor shaft and the engine shaft is configurable to provide at least two alternate speed ratios between the compressor shaft and the engine shaft.

Suggesting Actions Based on Machine Learning

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190188013

This document describes techniques for suggesting actions based on machine learning. These techniques determine a task that a user desires to perform, and presents a user interface through which to perform the task. To determine this task, the techniques can analyze content displayed on the user device or analyze contexts of the user and user device. With this determined task, the techniques determine an action that may assist the user in performing the task. This action is further determined to be performable through analysis of functionalities of an application, which may or may not be executing or installed on the user device. With some subset of the application's functionalities determined, the techniques presents the subset of functionalities via the user interface. By so doing, the techniques enable a user to complete a task more easily, quickly, or using fewer computing resources.

Lead Acid Battery Cell Connecting Assembly

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190189997

A lead acid battery comprises a plurality of cells provided in an odd number arrangement greater than one in only a single row, a plurality of outer cell connectors connecting the plurality of cells to provide a single series electrical current path, and a pair of inner cell connectors. Each cell has a plurality of plates of differing polarity. Each of the outer cell connectors is positioned in an alternating manner on opposite sides of a longitudinal centerline of the plurality of cells. The plurality of outer cell connectors include a plurality of flags positioned on opposite sides of the longitudinal centerline of the plurality of cells. The inner cell connectors are connected to each other along the longitudinal centerline of the plurality of cells.

CONCRETE DOWEL SLIP TUBE ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190186138

A concrete dowel slip tube assembly is provided for use in maintaining a planner consistency of a cured concrete slab formed on a support surface. The assembly comprises a plurality of elongate slip tubes, each having a length dimension and a tubular hollow interior compartment. Dowels are slidingly engageable to the hollow interior compartment to allow for translation along the interior compartment. A support frame defines a plurality of integral slip tube retaining members, disposed at evenly spaced locations along the support frame, the retaining members being configured to receive and engage associated slip tubes to the support frame in a common defined orientation. The support frame and the retaining members are formed as a unitary construction.

DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190184645

A data processing apparatus includes means configured to obtain shaping data including a plurality of shaping models, means configured to obtain a predetermined condition, shaping model extraction means configured to extract a shaping model group including a plurality of shaping models which satisfy the predetermined condition from among the plurality of shaping models, and processing means configured to add shaping data of an additive model which associates a plurality of shaping models included in the shaping model group to each other to shaping data of the plurality of shaping models included in the shaping model group.

ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE GROUND FAULT MONITORING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190184833

An electrified vehicle charger includes a diode bridge, contactors, and a controller. The diode bridge may be configured to rectify an alternating current (AC) source. The contactors may couple the AC source with a traction battery. The controller may be configured to, responsive to a magnitude of a potential across a diode of the bridge, corresponding to a neutral crossing of a potential of the AC source, exceeding a threshold, open the contactors.

RANGE-EXTENDED DOSIMETER

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190187299

An embodiment of a dosimeter apparatus is described that comprises a first radiation sensor configured to measure high energy photons from a radiation field; a second radiation sensor configured to measure accumulated photons from the radiation field over a time interval; an interface; and a processor comprising executable code stored thereon, wherein the executable code: computes a high dose value for the high energy photons measured by the first radiation sensor; computes an event dose value of the photons accumulated over the time interval; determines a total dose value for the time interval that comprises the greater of the high dose value or the event dose value; and communicates the total dose value for the time interval to a user via the interface.

Camera Optical Lens

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190187418

The present disclosure discloses a camera optical lens. The camera optical lens including, in an order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, a sixth lens and a seventh lens. The first lens is made of plastic material, the second lens is made of glass material, the third lens is made of plastic material, the fourth lens is made of plastic material, the fifth lens is made of plastic material, the sixth lens is made of glass material, and the seventh lens is made of plastic material. The camera optical lens further satisfies specific conditions.

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR OCULAR SURGERY

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190183681

A surgical device for cutting a lens within a capsular bag of an eye. Related methods, systems, and devices are also provided.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190187647

The system generally includes a crosspoint switch in a local data collection system having multiple inputs and multiple outputs including a first input connected to a first sensor and a second input connected to a second sensor. The multiple outputs include a first output and a second output configured to be switchable between a condition in which the first output is configured to switch between delivery of a first sensor signal and a second sensor signal and a condition in which there is simultaneous delivery of the first sensor signal and the second sensor signal. Each of multiple inputs is configured to be individually assigned to any of the multiple outputs. The local data collection system includes multiple data acquisition units each having an onboard card set configured to store calibration information and maintenance history. The local data collection system is configured to manage data collection bands.

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TANTALUM CARBIDE COATING LAYER USING CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION AND TANTALUM CARBIDE MANUFACTURED USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190185995

A method of manufacturing a material including tantalum carbide (TaC) with a particularly low impurity content, and a TaC material formed by the method are provided. The method includes preparing a base material, and forming a TaC coating layer on a surface of the base material at a temperature of 1,600 C. to 2,500 C.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190187656

Methods for data collection, processing, and utilization of signals with a platform monitoring at least a first element in a first machine in an industrial environment include obtaining, automatically with a computing environment, at least a first sensor signal and a second sensor signal with a local data collection system that monitors at least the first machine and connecting a first input of a crosspoint switch to a first sensor and a second input of the crosspoint switch to a second sensor. The local data collection system manages data collection bands that define a specific frequency band and at least one of a group of spectral peaks, a true-peak level, a crest factor derived from a time waveform, and an overall waveform derived from a vibration envelope. The local data collection system includes a neural net expert system using intelligent management of the data collection bands.

METHOD OF EXPANDING NK CELL AND COMPOSITION FOR CULTURING

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190183995

Provided are a method of ex-vivo culture of natural killer (NK) cells by treating the cells with a reactive oxygen species (ROS) inhibitor and/or a p53 protein inhibitor; and a composition comprising the cultured NK cells. By reducing the activity of ROS and p53 proteins during ex-vivo culture, NK cells may have achieved greater expansion efficiency without altering their anti-tumor cytotoxicity.

DEVICE AUTHENTICATION FOR WIRELESS CHARGING

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190190291

An authentication between a wireless charger and a device configured to receive wireless energy from the wireless charger includes establishing a wireless data channel between the wireless charger and the device. An authentication challenge signal is driven onto a transmit charging coil of the wireless charger and a receive charging coil of the device is configured to receive the authentication challenge signal. The device sends an authentication response signal to the wireless charger based at least in part on the authentication challenge signal.

APPARATUS FOR PREDICTION OF FAILURE OF A FUNCTIONAL CIRCUIT

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190187204

An apparatus comprising:

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY BLOCKCHAIN DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190190719

Some embodiments are directed to a blockchain verification method for a secondary blockchain, the blockchain verification method comprising sending an activation transaction to a primary blockchain management device which is configured to manage the primary blockchain, the primary blockchain management device being configured to execute a smart contract based on input in the activation transaction generating a result, and publish the result on the primary blockchain.

Closed circuit functioning according to a Rankine cycle with a device for the emergency stopping of the circuit, and method using such a circuit

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190186299

The present invention relates to a closed circuit (10) operating on a Rankine cycle, said circuit comprising at least one compression and circulation pump (12) for a working fluid in liquid form, a heat exchanger (18) over which a hot source (23) is swept in order to evaporate said fluid, means (26) for expanding the fluid into the form of a vapor, a cooling exchanger (34) swept by a cold source to condense the working fluid, a reservoir (40) of working fluid, and working fluid circulation pipes (44, 46, 50, 52, 54) for circulating said fluid between the pump, the heat exchanger, the expansion means, the condenser and the reservoir.

MULTIPLE ELEMENT JOB CLASSIFICATION

Pub Date: 2019-06-20

Pub Number: US20190188647

Multiple element job classification data objects include values for multiple elements related to a job. The multiple element job classification data object may be generated automatically from a job listing or search query. A database of multiple element job classification data objects may be created using scraping. Scraping job listing data from multiple job listing sites allows for the creation of a centralized database that includes all job listings from the multiple sites. Converting the job listings from a typical title-and-description format into multiple element job classification data objects permits more accurate searching of the data. The database of multiple element job classification data objects may be searched for relevant job listings by a user who provides a text string. The text string is converted into a multiple element job classification data object and used to find job listings that correspond to the user's search.