Total 7133 patents for "2019-08-08"

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING QUALITY OF AN OOCYTE

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190244354

Methods and systems for determining quality of an oocyte to reach various reproductive milestones, including fertilizing, developing into a viable embryo (blastocyst), implanting into the uterus, and reaching a clinical pregnancy, through visual assessment (non-invasive) from a single image using artificial intelligence software.

COORDINATION OF CACHE AND MEMORY RESERVATION

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190243762

A method for coordinating cache and memory reservation in a computerized system includes identifying at least one running application, recognizing the at least one application as a latency-critical application, monitoring information associated with a current cache access rate and a required memory bandwidth of the at least one application, allocating a cache partition, a size of the cache partition corresponds to the cache access rate and the required memory bandwidth of the at least one application, defining a threshold value including a number of cache misses per time unit, determining a reduction of cache misses per time unit, in response to the reduction of cache misses per time unit being above the threshold value, retaining the cache partition, assigning a priority of scheduling memory request including a medium priority level, and assigning a memory channel to the at least one application to avoid memory channel contention.

AN ALTERNATE PROCEDURE FOR OPERATING AN IC ENGINE

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190242293

The present disclosure envisages an engine operating on Jaypal cycle. The engine comprises a compressed air source. A combustion chamber is in fluid communication with the compressed air source and a fuel source, wherein the combustion chamber is configured to allow combustion of a fuel charge to produce combusted fuel charge. A first storage tank is in fluid communication with the combustion chamber, wherein the first storage tank is configured to store the combusted fuel charge, which is high pressure high temperature gas to perform work as per application requirements.

4D SEISMIC AS A METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING FRACTURE NETWORK AND FLUID DISTRIBUTION IN UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVOIR

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190243019

A method of characterizing a subterranean formation using a plurality of seismic acquisitions includes obtaining a first seismic acquisition of the subterranean formation, wherein the first seismic acquisition is a baseline survey. Injecting a gas fluid into the subterranean formation, wherein the gas fluid at least partially fills a portion of a fracture network of the subterranean formation. Obtaining a second seismic acquisition of the subterranean formation. Calculating a time-lapse difference in the plurality of seismic acquisitions.

DYNAMIC SCHEDULING AND CHANNEL CREATION BASED ON USER SELECTION

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190246155

A content packaging and distribution system that distributes at least one channel to be viewed on at least one consumer devices, receives, from a source device, a media feed of a first channel of the at least one channel, and determines first media item for insertion in the media feed of the first channel. The first media item is determined based on criteria related to a user-selection on a first consumer device of the plurality of consumer devices, and criterion is based on selection of at least one second media item from a plurality of media items of the first consumer device. The content packaging and distribution system dynamically schedules the determined first media item in the media feed of the first channel for transmission, over a distribution system, to the first consumer device. The determined first media item is dynamically scheduled based on the criteria related to the user-selection.

WORK ROBOT SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190240841

A work robot system including a conveying apparatus that conveys an object, a robot that performs a predetermined task on a target portion of the object being conveyed by the conveying apparatus, a controller that controls the robot, a sensor that is attached to the robot and successively detects a position, relative to the robot, of the target portion of the object being conveyed by the conveying apparatus, and a force detector that detects a force generated by a contact between the object and a part supported by the robot. When the robot is performing the predetermined task, the controller performs force control based on a detection value of the force detector while controlling the robot by using a detection result of the sensor.

VARIATIONAL TRACK MANAGEMENT

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190242988

Systems and methods are provided for tracking moving objects from a set of measurements. An estimate of a posterior probability distribution for a plurality of track states is determined from an estimate of the posterior probability distribution for a plurality of possible assignments of the set of measurements to a set of tracks representing trajectories of the plurality of moving objects and the set of measurements. A new estimate of the posterior probability distribution for the assignments is determined from the measurements and the estimate of a posterior probability distribution for the track states. A variational lower bound is determined from the new estimate of the posterior probability distribution for the assignments, the estimate of the posterior probability distribution for the track states, and the set of measurements. These steps are iteratively repeated until the variational lower bound is less than a threshold value.

VACUUM PUMP, AND WATERPROOF STRUCTURE AND CONTROL APPARATUS APPLIED TO VACUUM PUMP

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190242387

A vacuum pump, and a waterproof structure and a control apparatus applied to the vacuum pump which improve efficiency of on-site maintenance work and prevent water from penetrating into a connector connecting portion when a cover is removed during circuit separation or the like. When performing maintenance work, after a chassis of a control apparatus is lowered by around several tens of millimeters, the chassis of the control apparatus is pulled out in a radial direction of a pump. Accordingly, a pump main body and the control apparatus can be readily attached and detached even when sufficient empty space is not available in an axial direction of the vacuum pump. A wall portion is circumferentially protrusively provided in side portions of the base portion and the control apparatus. Furthermore, a sealing member and a lid are inserted into a gap. Therefore, water droplets cannot easily penetrate into the gap.

Neural Stimulation for Reduced Artefact

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190239768

A neural stimulus comprises at least three stimulus components, each comprising at least one of a temporal stimulus phase and a spatial stimulus pole. A first stimulus component delivers a first charge which is unequal to a third charge delivered by a third stimulus component, and the first charge and third charge are selected so as to give rise to reduced artefact at recording electrodes. In turn this may be exploited to independently control a correlation delay of a vector detector and an artefact vector to be non-parallel or orthogonal.

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A CURRENT CIRCUIT

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190245328

Various embodiments of the present technology comprise a method and apparatus for a current circuit. According to various embodiments, the current circuit may be utilized for current detection or current limiting. The current circuit may be configured to compensate for a base current, making detection of an input current more accurate.

NATURAL GAS LIQUID UPGRADING BY IONIC LIQUID CATALYZED ALKYLATION

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190241484

An integrated process unit for making one or more alkylate products is provided. The integrated process unit includes (a) a dehydrogenation reactor; (b) a single alkylation reactor; (c) a separator, following the alkylation reactor, that separates effluent from the alkylation reactor into a catalyst phase and a hydrocarbon phase; (d) a distillation unit, following the separator, that receives the hydrocarbon phase and separates it into alkylate products, an unreacted paraffin phase, and an isoparaffin phase; (e) a first recycle line that feeds unreacted paraffin phase to the dehydrogenation reactor; and (f) a second recycle line that feeds isoparaffin phase to the alkylation reactor.

GROUND VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190241037

A ground vehicle may include a platform and a swing arm that may be rotatably coupled to the platform. The swing arm may be configured to move from a first position to a second position by rotating the swing arm about a pivot point on the side of the platform. The pivot point may correspond to where a proximal end of the swing arm couples to the side of the platform. The swing arm may also be configured to move from either the first position or the second position to a third position by actuating the swing arm from the pivot point such that a distal end of the swing arm moves away from the platform to broaden a wheelbase of the ground vehicle. The ground vehicle may also include a centerless wheel assembly coupled to the swing arm.

SYNTHETIC PEPTIDE, RELATIVE ARTIFICIAL ANTIGEN, RELATIVE ANTI-EHD2 ANTIBODY AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF AND USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190241673

The present application provides a synthetic peptide with an amino acid sequence SEQ ID NO: 1 plus a cysteine at its N-terminal, an artificial antigen, an antibody specific to a human EHD2, a method for preparing an antibody specific to the human EHD2 protein and adopted to an immunohistochemical method for EHD2 detection as well as cancer diagnosing and prognosing.

METHOD FOR ANALYZING THE ABILITY OF A SUBSTANCE TO CROSS A BILAYER MEMBRANE

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190242914

The present invention relates to a method to analyse the ability of a substance (3) to cross a bilayer membrane comprising the following steps: (i) providing in a hydrophobic medium (1) a first droplet D 1 of an aqueous solution AS 1 , wherein the droplet D 1 is surrounded by a monolayer of amphiphilic molecules (2), (ii) providing in the said hydrophobic medium (1) a second droplet D 2 of an aqueous solution AS 2 containing the substance (3) to be analysed, wherein the droplet D 2 is surrounded by a monolayer of amphiphilic molecules (2), (iii) putting the first droplet D 1 and the second droplet D 2 into contact so as to form a bilayer of amphiphilic molecules (2) in the contact area and to have a contact angle 2 between the two droplets D 1 and D 2 comprised between 10 and 180, (iv) adding to the hydrophobic medium (1) a solvent capable of separating the droplets D 1 and D 2 put into contact, (v) collecting the droplet D 1 , and (vi) analysing the content of the droplet D 1 in order to determine the presence or not of the substance (3).

Method and Apparatus for Simultaneous Use of Both Licensed and Unlicensed Wireless Spectrum

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190246379

A control circuit determines that a wireless portable electronic device currently being serviced via licensed wireless spectrum should also be served via unlicensed wireless spectrum and then transmits a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message to cause the wireless portable electronic device to connect to a network node operating in the unlicensed wireless spectrum. By one approach this control circuit comprises an Evolved Node-B base station in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) Radio Access Network (RAN) and the network node operating in the unlicensed wireless spectrum comprises an 802.11-compatible wireless local area network node.

Chimeric proteins for inducing immunity towards infection with S. aureus

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190241623

Disclosed is chimeric polypeptides derived from S. aureus proteins having SEQ ID NOs: 1-9 and 139-146. The chimeric polypeptides are useful as immunogens for providing protective immunity against S. aureus infection. Also disclosed are compositions, methods of treatment and prophylaxis, nucleic acids and vectors comprising the nucleic acids.

LAMINATE HAVING OXYGEN BARRIER PROPERTIES AND PACKAGING MATERIAL COMPRISING LAMINATE

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190240956

The invention provides a laminate having excellent oxygen barrier properties and excellent flex resistance, and a packaging material comprising the laminate. A laminate having at least a substrate layer, an adhesive layer, a barrier layer and a sealant layer, and a packaging material comprising the laminate, wherein the adhesive layer is a layer having oxygen barrier properties.

Soluble Intein Fusion Proteins And Methods For Purifying Biomolecules

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190241609

The present invention relates to fusion proteins comprising an N-intein polypeptide and an N-intein solubilization partner, and affinity chromatography matrices comprising such fusion proteins, as well as methods of using same.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENT DISTRIBUTION OF CONFIGURATION DATA UTILIZING PERMISSIONED BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190245698

A method for propagating configuration data using a blockchain includes: storing a blockchain comprised of a plurality of blocks, each being comprised of a block header having a timestamp and one or more configuration transactions; receiving one or more configuration data items; generating a new configuration transaction for each configuration data item; hashing a most recent block identified based on the timestamp included in the respective block header to generate a previous block hash value; hashing a combination of the new configuration transactions and/or data associated therewith to generate a current block hash value; generating a new block header, the new block header including a current timestamp, the previous block hash value, the current block hash value, and a digital signature; generating a new block comprised of the new block header and each new configuration transaction; and updating the blockchain by appending the new block.

MESSAGE TRANSMISSION TIMING OPTIMIZATION

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190244288

Systems and methods are provided for message transmission timing optimization. The system receives a large market disrupting transaction and provides a transaction placement strategy that splits up the transaction to maximizes favorable execution value and minimizes time required to execute the entire transaction.

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF LACTOSE-FREE AND REDUCED PHOSPHORUS SKIM MILK

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190239526

A method of preparing a low calorie, Lactose-free and Phosphorus-reduced milk with multiple filtration, centrifugation, carbonation and phase separation steps to remove Lactose and Phosphorus from milk including skim milk. The method includes a filtration apparatus to employ ultrafiltration to remove Lactose and any component of Lactose. Ultra-Centrifugation is used additionally to increase and complete the removal of Lactose and to facilitate the reduction of Phosphorous in the final milk preparation. The process eliminates the conventional use of lactase enzyme to hydrolyze Lactose into its simple sugar components.

Radiation Detectors

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190243007

A radiation detector includes a scintillator block 10 comprising scintillator material and a coating 12 of reflective material applied to the surface of the scintillator block, wherein the reflective material is a composite material comprising a matrix and particles supported in the matrix, wherein the matrix comprises at least one of: silicone, polyurethane, polyester, acrylic, or glass.

BREATHABLE AND MICROPOROUS THIN THERMOPLASTIC FILM

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190240075

Breathable, thermoplastic films, laminates, and methods of making films having a basis weight less than or equal to 15 gsm and a water vapor transmission rate of at least about 500 grams H 2 O/24-hour/m 2 , wherein the film has a ratio of the MD load at break to the CD load at break of less than about 10, and at least one of a machine-direction notched Elmendorf tear strength of at least about 5 g or a machine-direction notched trapezoidal tear strength of at least about 15 g.

Shading System, Umbrella or Parasol Including Integrated Electronics Housing

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190242151

An umbrella includes a base assembly, a core assembly connected to the base assembly, the core assembly including a skin covering, a tubular assembly; and an electronics housing and an arm expansion assembly connected to the core assembly to expand or retract one or more umbrella arms. The electronics housing includes an opening or a space through which the tubular assembly passes and the electronics housing is located underneath the skin covering. The electronics housing also includes one or more sensor assemblies to capture sensor measurements in an area surrounding the umbrella.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190245595

An electronic device at a base station end includes a processing circuit, the processing circuit being configured to: configure, in response to request signalling from a user equipment, an aperiodic beam-forming reference signal relevant to a first beam group for the user equipment, wherein the first beam group is determined by a base station according to channel state information periodically fed back by the user equipment; generate downlink control information, so as to indicate that the user equipment feeds back beam selection information according to the aperiodic beam-forming reference signal; determine, according to the beam selection information, one or a plurality of candidate beams and one or a plurality of corresponding second pre-coding codebooks; and determine an effective pre-coding codebook based on the one or multiple second pre-coding codebooks.

USING MACHINE LEARNING TO ESTIMATE OR FORECAST RESOURCE USE WITH TIME-VARYING DEMAND IN GAMING PLATFORMS

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190244137

A method and system is disclosed for training a machine learning model by generating first training input that includes a first number of reports at a first point in time. The reports are submitted by the users of the gaming platform and identify incidents where content of the gaming platform violates a policy of use associated with the gaming platform. The method and system generates second training input including a number of resources active at the first point in time. The method and system generates first target output identifies a number of resources sufficient to evaluate the target percentage of the first number of reports. The method and system provide the training data to train the machine learning model on (i) a set of training inputs comprising the first training input and the second training input, and (ii) a set of target outputs comprising the first target output.

Climate-Control System Having Thermal Storage Tank

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190242657

A climate-control system may include a first working fluid circuit, a second working fluid circuit and a storage tank. The first working fluid circuit includes a first compressor and a first heat exchanger in fluid communication with the first compressor. The second working fluid circuit includes a second compressor and a second heat exchanger in fluid communication with the second compressor. The storage tank contains a phase-change material. The first working fluid circuit and the second working fluid circuit are thermally coupled with the phase-change material contained in the storage tank.

HEEL EFFECT CORRECTION IN COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190244397

A CT system includes a rotatable gantry having an opening to receive an object to be scanned, an x-ray tube having an anode, the x-ray tube positioned on the gantry to generate x-rays from a focal spot of the anode and through the opening, and a pixelated detector positioned on the gantry to receive the x-rays. The system includes a computer programmed to acquire CT data based on x-rays passing through the opening and to the pixelated detector, generate projection data from the acquired CT data, the projection data is corrected to account for heel effect by a correction factor that is determined based in part on an interaction depth of the x-rays within the anode, and based on an angular direction from the interaction depth to particular pixels within the pixelated detector, and reconstruct an image based on the generated projection data.

LOAD CURRENT FEEDFORWARD SCHEMES FOR CURRENT-MODE CONTROLLED POWER CONVERTERS

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190245442

A switching power converter circuit comprises an inductor arranged to receive input energy from an input circuit node; a switch circuit coupled to the inductor; a load current sensing circuit element coupled to a regulated circuit node and an output circuit node; a compensation circuit coupled to a compensation circuit node; a control circuit coupled to the compensation circuit node and the switch circuit, the control circuit configured to modulate activation of the switch circuit to regulate a voltage at the regulated circuit node; and a feedforward circuit coupled to the load current sensing circuit element and the compensation circuit, and configured to adjust modulation of the switch circuit according to sensed load current.

REFORMER, CELL STACK APPARATUS, FUEL CELL MODULE, AND FUEL CELL APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190245229

A reformer of the present disclosure includes a reformer body having a cylindrical shape that carries out a reforming reaction by a raw fuel gas and water supplied thereto, the reformer body including therein a vaporization portion which generates steam and a reforming portion which reacts the steam generated in the vaporization portion with the raw fuel gas to generate a reformed gas, at least one of a convex portion and a rough portion having a higher degree of surface roughness than that of other portions, being disposed on at least one of an inner circumferential surface and an outer circumferential surface of the reformer body.