Total 7133 patents for "2019-08-08"


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190241435

The present invention provides a graphite/graphene composite material comprising flat graphite particles and graphene aggregates, wherein the flat graphite particles are stacked using the graphene aggregates as a binder so that the basal surfaces of the graphite particles are overlapped with one another, and the graphene aggregates are composed of deposited single-layer or multi-layer graphenes.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190243796

A data storage module includes: a circuit chip receiving network packets and translating the network packets received from a host computer to a peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) packets; a field-programmable grid array (FPGA); and one or more data storage devices storing data received from the host computer over the network packets. The circuit chip is coupled to the FPGA and the one or more data storage devices over a PCIe interface. The FPGA is programmably configured to perform one or more data processing acceleration on the data received from the circuit chip over the PCIe interface.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190243694

The present invention relates to the technical field of high performance computing (HPC). In particular, the invention relates to a heterogeneous computing system, particularly a computing system including different modules, which can freely be assigned to jointly process a computation tasks. A control entity, referred to as module computing abstraction layer (MCAL), is provided which allows dynamic assignment of various resources provided by the different modules. Due to its flexibility in adjusting to varying demands in computing, the present invention is also applicable as an underlying system for providing cloud computing services, which provides shared computer processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand, mostly via the Internet.

Slot mode antennas

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190245272

The invention concerns an assembly for an antenna operating in a slot mode. It is also directed to an electronic wristwatch-like device comprising such antennas. The antenna assembly comprises at least one circuit board of an electronic device, a conductive body arranged at a distance from said at least one circuit board, at least one feed element for coupling an electromagnetic signal between said conductive body and said circuit board, and wherein at least one conductive rim structure is running peripheral to at least one said circuit board. The conductive rim and the conductive body define at least one slot mode antenna between themselves. The length of a slot mode antenna is defined between two points at which said conductive body is connected to said conductive rim.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190242196

A drill-pipe communication assembly includes a first drill pipe segment. A conductor extends at least partially along a length of the first drill pipe segment. An antenna is electrically coupled to the first drill pipe segment. The antenna facilitates wireless transmission of signals from the first drill pipe segment to an adjacent second drill pipe segment.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190243447

A system which, with data provided by one or more sensors, detects a user's alteration of the geometries of parts of his face, head, neck, and/or shoulders. It determines the extent of each alteration and normalizes it with respect to the maximum possible range of each alteration so as to assign to each part-specific alteration a numeric score indicative of its extent. The normalized part-specific scores are combined so as to produce a composite numeric code representative of the complete set of simultaneously-executed geometric alterations. Each composite code is translated, or interpreted, relative to an appropriate context defined by an embodiment an application executing on an embodiment, or by the user. For example, each composite code might be interpreted as, or assigned to, a specific alphanumeric letter, a color, a musical note, etc. Through the use of this system, a user may communicate data and/or commands to a computerized device, while retaining full use of his hands and his voice for other tasks, and while being free to focus his visual attention on something other than the system.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190245153

Novel phosphorescent heteroleptic iridium complexes with phenylpyridine and dibenzo-containing ligands are provided. Alkyl substitution at specific positions on the ligands gives rise to compounds with improved OLED properties, including saturated green emission.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190243126

A scanning microelectromechanical reflector system comprising a mobile reflector mass and a mobile frame mass which surrounds the mobile reflector mass when the reflector plane coincides with the mobile frame plane. The mobile frame mass is suspended from a fixed frame which at least partly surrounds the mobile frame mass when the mobile frame plane coincides with the fixed frame plane. The reflector system further comprises a pair of first torsion beams aligned on a first axis in the mobile frame plane, and one or more first actuation units which can be configured to rotate the reflector mass and the mobile frame mass about the first axis.

Radial Compressor

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190242402

A radial compressor having an impeller having a housing with a radially outer and a radially inner insertion section a main flow channel for suppling a medium towards the impeller, a circulation chamber radially outside of the main flow channel separated from the main flow channel by a contour wall and connected to the insertion section via struts. The main flow channel is delimited by the contour wall and by a first segment of the insertion section. The struts engage with a second segment of the insertion section. The second segment of the insertion section engages with a downstream end of the first segment of the insertion section. The upstream end of the first segment of the insertion section protrudes freely in the direction of the contour wall. The first segment of the insertion section has a constant thickness.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190241653

The present invention relates to antibodies and fragments thereof derived by humanization of an existing antibody, and methods of making them. The humanized antibodies of the present invention show enhanced binding to the brain endothelial antigen, improved transmigration across the blood-brain barrier, and increased thermal stability relative to the parent non-humanized antibody.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190243220

There is disclosed a surveillance apparatus comprising:a retractable support member; the retractable support member comprising an upper section and lower section, wherein at least one of the upper or lower sections are constructed from at least one deformable material, wherein upper and lower sections are arranged to form a substantially rigid cavity throughout their length, and are retained by a retaining means, wherein said retractable support member comprises a first end and a second end;


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190244471

An apparatus for implementing a game having a deterministic component and a non-deterministic component wherein a player uses the game through at least one player interface unit. Each player interface unit generates a player record indicating player-initiated events. A random number generator provides a series of pseudo-random numbers and a rules library stores indexed rules for one or more games. An interface registry stores mapping records where the mapping records are used to associate the player-initiated events to pre-selected rules in the rules library. A control means is coupled to the player interface to receive the output of the player interface unit, coupled to the interface registry, the rules library, and the random number generator. The control means processes the player record and returns an output record to the player interface unit where the output record is determined by executing the game's rules with reference to the pseudo-random numbers and predefined combinatorial algorithms for selecting sets of the pseudo-random numbers. In various embodiments, random numbers may be generated for use in a particular game or set of games, but not for use in all games.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190246242

A system comprising: an indoor localisation system to localise a tracked entity in an indoor environment and to output an indoor location data stream comprising indoor location data representing locations assumed by the tracked entity in the indoor environment; an analytics computing system designed to receive and process the indoor location data stream from the indoor localisation system to compute entity-related analytics; wherein the analytics computing system is designed to: identify in the indoor location data stream one or more sessions, each representing a corresponding period during which a tracked entity carries out an associated activity in the indoor environment, based on an indoor environment model specifying one or more session open/close rules, and compute, for one or more identified sessions, associated track data representing a track traveled by the tracked entity in the indoor environment during an identified session, based on the indoor location data stream (208).


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190240371

A built-in apparatus and method for treating air including a housing with an air inlet and an air outlet. An air mover positioned near the air outlet is configured to draw the air through the air inlet. The housing encloses an air treatment zone, such as including an oxidizing zone, and an ozone removal zone positioned downstream of the air treatment zone and oxidizing zone. The air treatment zone includes UV light and/or ozone that partially oxidizes the chemical contaminants in the air treatment zone. A catalyst in the oxidizing zone oxidizes elements within the air treatment zone. The ozone removal zone includes a second, different catalyst material. A UV bulb that may or may not generate ozone is positioned within or downstream of the first and/or second catalyst materials to assist catalyst oxidation and/or self-clean the apparatus.

Methods of Bi-Directional Optical Communication and Optical Transceiver

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190245618

A method (10) of bi-directional optical communication, the method comprising: generating (12) a first optical communication signal for transmission in one direction through an optical fibre, generating the first optical communication signal comprising: receiving information for transmission and generating (14) a baseband signal comprising a representation of the information; performing digital upconversion (16) of the baseband signal to form an upconverted baseband signal; performing optical modulation (18) of an optical carrier signal with the upconverted baseband signal; and restricting an optical spectrum of the first optical communication signal to a first portion of an optical channel frequency slot by performing one of digital filtering (16) in addition to digital upconversion and optical filtering (36) after optical modulation; and receiving (20) a second optical communication signal transmitted in an opposite direction through the optical fibre, the second optical communication signal having an optical spectrum occupying a second portion of the optical channel frequency slot, separate to the first portion.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190244923

The present invention provides a structure. In an exemplary embodiment, the structure includes a base material, at least one metal pad, where a first surface of the metal pad is in contact with the base material, and a metal pedestal, where the metal pedestal is in contact with the metal pad, where a radial alignment of the metal pad is shifted by an offset distance, with respect to the metal pedestal, such that the metal pad is shifted towards a center axis of the base material, where a first dimension of the metal pad is smaller than a second dimension of the metal pad, where the second dimension is orthogonal to a line running from a center of the metal pad to the center axis of the base material, where the first dimension is parallel to the line.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190243378

A computerized system onboard a vehicle for automatic radar-based vehicle guidance includes a front-looking radar sensing module. The front-looking radar sensing module comprises a pair of radar sensors. The pair of radar sensors are placed at front of vehicle. The pair of radar sensors emits radar waves at a specified radar frequency and senses reflected radar waves. The radar waves are reflected by a set of radar reflectors placed at the side of a roadway at a distance ahead of the vehicle on the roadway. The front-looking radar sensing module obtains a reflected-radar information from the pair of radar sensors and determines the distance between the vehicle and the radar reflectors ahead of the vehicle at a specified time.

Customizable multi-purpose bag with removable dividing panels

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190239609

Customizable multi-purpose carrying system having reconfigurable interior with positionable, moveable, and removable partitions held in place with fabric hook and loop fasteners, creating different sized customized compartments, also including uniquely sized and positioned pockets, and ideally suited for use as travel carry-on, or up-scale sneakers, footwear, and/or sports gear bag.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190240634

A fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit for the production of hydrocarbon products includes a fluid injection system coupled to a reactor by a standpipe. The fluid injection system includes a plurality of nozzles for injecting oil feedstock into the standpipe to react with a catalyst flowing therethrough.

Image Sensor Device and Method of Forming Same

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190244999

An image sensor device includes a pixel array, a control circuit, an interconnect structure, and a conductive layer. The pixel array is disposed on a device substrate within a pixel region. The control circuit disposed on the device substrate within a circuit region, the control circuit being adjacent and electrically coupled to the pixel array. The interconnect structure overlies and electrically connects the control circuit and the pixel array. The interconnect structure includes interconnect metal layers separated from each other by inter-metal dielectric layers and vias that electrically connect between metal traces of the interconnect layers. The conductive layer disposed over the interconnect structure and electrically connected to the interconnect structure by an upper via disposed through an upper inter-metal dielectric layer therebetween. The conductive layer extends laterally within outermost edges of the interconnect structure and within the pixel region and the circuit region.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190239850

The present disclosure relates to a system and method capable of utilizing augmented reality and/or mixed reality to guide a user through the performance of a high-quality health-related examination. A head-mounted augmented reality device, smartphone, tablet or alternate display device allows the user to simultaneously view virtual exam guidance elements alongside real-world objects such as relevant anatomical landmarks or the exam detector. The virtual exam guidance elements are generated and/or updated in real-time based on pre-determined exam protocols as well as relevant data streams, such as data from cameras, sensors, the exam detector or other sources. The guidance elements are generated and/or positioned in 3D space in order to demonstrate to the user the preferred techniques or maneuvers that should be performed. In an exemplary embodiment, the system and method are designed for the performance of high-quality cardiac, venous, arterial, obstetric, genitourinary, abdominal or musculoskeletal ultrasound exams.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190244041

A traffic signal recognition device includes a traffic signal related database that stores traffic signal data and surrounding structure data of a surrounding structure existing around a traffic signal, an imaging possibility determination unit that determines whether or not the traffic signal can be imaged by the camera, a search area setting unit that sets a search area having a size corresponding to a position error range of the traffic signal in the captured image if it is determined that the traffic signal can be imaged, and a traffic signal recognition unit that recognizes a lighting state of the traffic signal in the search area.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190239527

A method of making a fortified dairy product includes concentrating an amount of fruit juice and an amount of camel milk to obtain an amount of concentrated camel milk and an amount of concentrated fruit juice. The concentrated camel milk and the concentrated fruit juice can be heated and blended to produce a mixture. The mixture can then be spray dried to produce the fortified dairy product. The fortified dairy product can be a homogenous powder having a pH level ranging from about pH 4.5 to about pH 7.0.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190244692

A system for displaying a plurality of hemostatic indexes is disclosed. The system includes a communication receiver configured to receive the hemostatic indexes and a graphical user interface (GUI) connected to the communication receiver and configured to simultaneously display the hemostatic indexes. The hemostatic indexes are derived from a plurality of independent measurements, such as the mechanical measurements determined using the sonorheometry systems and processes.

Conflict Resolution Enhancement System

Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190244616

A method for controlling a plurality of environmental factors that trigger a negative emotional state is provided. The method may include analyzing a plurality of user data when a user experiences a plurality of various environmental factors. The method may also include determining an emotional state experienced by the user when each of the plurality of various environmental factors is present based on the plurality of user data. The method may include receiving a plurality of calendar information associated with a user account. The method may also include identifying an upcoming event based on the plurality of calendar information. The method may include identifying an environmental factor within the plurality of various environmental factors is present at the upcoming event. The method may also include, in response to determining the environmental factor causes the user to experience a negative emotional state, executing an accommodation method based on the environmental factor.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190242940

A method of bondwire integrity testing a packaged IC includes forcing a pin current or pin voltage level sufficient to forward bias a parasitic diode at a plurality of pins relative to a selected reference pin. The pins are connected to bond pads (BPs) on the IC by a bondwire. The bond pads coupled to a diffusion of a first type that forms the parasitic diode (D) with a region doped the second type coupled to a bondpad wirebonded to the reference pin. The resulting pin voltages or pin currents at measured, and present pin-pin relationships are determined. The present pin-pin relationships are compared to stored pin-pin relationship data for a device design of the IC. Results from the comparing are used to determine whether any present pin-pin relationships are significantly different as compared to the stored pin-pin relationships to identify a bondwire problem for at least one pin.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190242890

A method for incubating reagents, suspensions and/or biological products to a predetermined temperature for biological testing; the method comprising the steps of: a) providing a selected biological product in a receptacle and which is required to be incubated to a temperature which simulates a natural thermal environment of the biological product; b) applying controlled heating to or near the biological product using at least one laser emitting from a laser source for a time sufficient to reach a target temperature or which simulates a target temperature of the natural thermal environment in which the biological product exists.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190243127

An optical scanning device includes a reflector that is pivotable, a light-emitter that emits a detection light toward the reflector, a detector that receives the detection light reflected at the reflector, and a light-blocking unit that includes a slit wherethrough the detection light passes. The light-blocking unit is disposed on an optical path whereby the detection light reflected from the reflector advances to the detector. The slit has an aspect ratio where a length of the slit in a direction in which the optical path extends relative to a length of the slit in a width direction is equal to or greater than a predetermined value. The width direction is along a pivoting direction of the reflector, of an opening end portion of the slit. The detector is configured to detect a pivot angle of the reflector by receiving the detection light that passes through the slit.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190246230

A method for improved virtual localization of sound comprises making a sound at an origin point, recording the sound with two or more recording devices at, two or more different distances from the origin point, generate a head-related transfer function (HRTF) for each of signals received from the two or more recording devices at the two or more different distances from the origin point, convolving a waveform with a localized HRTF generated using at least one of the HRTFs, and drive a speaker with the convolved waveform.


Pub Date: 2019-08-08

Pub Number: US20190240687

The present invention provides a manually-operated spray pump for discharging a predetermined amount of content by downwardly pressing a manually-operated button having a nozzle, and sealing the content therein by blocking a passage of the nozzle after discharge, wherein the manually-operated button comprises: a button main body coupled to a pump main body so as to communicate with a flow passage of the pump main body, and having an opening, which communicates with the flow passage so as to lead to the outside, formed on the outer surface at one side thereof; an elastic opening-and-closing member mounted on the flow passage of the opening, and opening the opening only when the content is discharged and closing the opening before and after discharge; and a cap member for mounting the elastic opening-and-closing member in position in the opening of the button main body.