Total 5180 patents for "2019-09-05"

CONTAINER LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271578

A sensor device for monitoring a container includes a first sensor that detects signals indicative of a level to which a container is filled with contents, a second sensor that detects at least a first property of the container other than the level to which a container is filled with contents, and a processing unit coupled to the first sensor and the second sensor, the processing unit having a first interface to communicate with the first sensor, and a second interface to communicate with the second sensor. The sensor device monitors the level and the at least a first property of the container. The sensor device may be physically coupled to the container. The sensor device may further include an ultrasonic sensor controller that processes signals detected by the first sensor to determine the level to which the container may be filled with the contents.

Methods And Apparatus For Selling Paint In Stores That Traditionally Do Not Sell Paint

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272587

A sales person at a retail store which traditionally does not sell paint assists a consumer in selecting and purchasing a non-paint product and thereafter employs a computer terminal and display in conjunction with a website operated by a paint manufacturer to provide a paint color recommendation to the consumer. The sales person may thereafter respond to consumer selection of a particular paint color by employing an on-line electronic ordering tool to transmit a paint order to an order processing terminal located at a paint manufacturer facility. Thereafter, the paint manufacturer may proceed to process the order, perform tinting and shaking steps to formulate paint of the particular color, package the tinted paint, and cause the packaged paint to be shipped to the consumer.

WATER STORAGE LID

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270583

Tank lids include a first coated substrate including a first part having a first thickness, a first elastomer coating the first part, a second coated substrate positioned adjacent to the first coated substrate, the second coated substrate including a second part having a second thickness, and a second elastomer coating the second part. A first seam can be formed between the first and second coated substrates to allow for moisture to pass between the first and second coated substrates so that moisture is allowed to seep away from the top of the tank lid.

URETERAL GUIDEWIRE AND STENT

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269891

A guidewire for use with ureteral stents has an elongated shape with a proximal end and a distal end. The guidewire has indicia along the proximal end to indicate the length of the guidewire that was introduced into the patient. Based on the indicia or the visual inspection, a physician can select the appropriately sized stent to place in the patient.

Image Guide Fiber

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270667

Provided is an image guide fiber that improves image quality while preventing a manufacturing problem. The image guide fiber according to the present disclosure has a numerical aperture NA in the range of 0.70 to 0.90. A linear thermal expansion coefficient difference , which is a value obtained by subtracting a linear thermal expansion coefficient 2 at from 100 to 300 C. of clad glass, from a linear thermal expansion coefficient 1 at from 100 to 300 C. of core glass, is in the range of 310 7 / C. to 1510 7 / C. A glass-transition temperature Tg 1 of the core glass is higher than a glass-transition temperature Tg 2 of the clad glass. A core occupancy area ratio is 25% or more. A pixel density is 0.1 pixel/m 2 or more.

VERTEBRAL STABILISATION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269441

A vertebral stabilisation device, consisting of at least two linking elements arranged to link two separate vertebrae together, and attachment elements for attaching the ends of each linking element to the two separate vertebrae, characterised in that the length of the linking elements and the arrangement of the attachment elements are such that each linking element can extend diagonally between the two vertebrae to which it is attached, intersecting the mean sagittal plane of the vertebral column, the two linking elements intersecting substantially at said plane, and in that at least the attachment elements situated on a same side of the mean sagittal plane of the vertebral column and on separate vertebrae are not attached to each other.

CONTINUOUS DEGREE OF FREEDOM ACOUSTIC CORES

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272812

An acoustic liner and a method of attenuating noise are provided. The acoustic liner includes a face sheet, a back sheet spaced from the face sheet, and a core layer extending between the face sheet and the back sheet. The core layer includes a plurality of resonant cells, each resonant cell including at least one cell wall coupled to the back sheet along a cell wall base edge. The at least one cell wall extends from the back sheet at an angle toward the face sheet. The at least one cell wall further coupled to the face sheet along a cell wall top edge. The resonant cell is formed in a predetermined shape and contains a volume in a space defined by the at least one cell wall, the back sheet, and the face sheet. The cell wall base edge length is greater than the cell wall top edge length.

VALVE TIMING ADJUSTMENT DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271240

A friction member is clamped between a driven shaft of an internal combustion engine and a vane rotor and includes an oil passage hole. The oil passage hole communicates between a first oil passage of the driven shaft a second oil passage of the vane rotor. Each of positioning arrangements includes a primary engaging portion of the vane rotor and a secondary engaging portion of the friction member. The positioning arrangements are configured to limit relative rotation between the vane rotor and the friction member in a communicating state where the first oil passage and the second oil passage are communicated with each other through the oil passage hole.

Method for activating AMPK and the use of Adenine

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269688

The present invention relates to adenine which is useful to activate AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and the use of adenine in the prevention or treatment of conditions or disease and thereby prevent or treat conditions or diseases which can be ameliorated by AMPK in a mammal.

System, Method, and Computer Program Product for Determining a Street Address Associated with an Account

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272542

Provided is a method for determining a street address associated with an account. The method may include receiving address data associated with a street address of an account, determining whether the address data associated with the street address of the account includes a postal code, identifying a street name located within an area associated with the postal code of the street address based on determining that the address data associated with the street address of the account includes a postal code, determining at least one proposed street address based on the street name located within the area associated with the postal code of the street address, and assigning the account to a proposed street address of the at least one proposed street address based on a criteria associated with the proposed street address. A system and computer program product are also provided.

PHENYLPYRROLIDINONE FORMYL PEPTIDE 2 RECEPTOR AGONISTS

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270704

The disclosure relates to compounds of Formulae (I)-(IX), which are formyl peptide 2 (FPR2) receptor agonists and/or formyl peptide 1 (FPR1) receptor agonists. The disclosure also provides compositions and methods of using the compounds, for example, for the treatment of atherosclerosis, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and related diseases.

Copper Alloy Fastener Element and Slide Fastener

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269207

Provided is a copper alloy fastener element which improves season cracking resistance by a means different from that of increasing a ratio of a phase. The copper alloy fastener element includes a copper-zinc alloy as a base material, the base material having: an apparent zinc content of from 34 to 38%; a dendrite structure; and a phase at a ratio of 10% or less.

Sprung Coupling

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271424

A preassembled combination connects a captured pipe element to a second pipe element. First and second segments are connected end to end surrounding a central space for axially receiving the second pipe element. The segments are configured to be drawn toward one another and into engagement with the pipe elements. An annular body forms the captured pipe element. An end face of the captured pipe element is retained within the central space by engagement between a bead projecting from a sealing surface of the captured pipe element and the coupling assembly.

Methods of Controlling Morphology of Polymeric Nanoparticles

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269617

The present disclosure generally relates to methods of making nanoparticles having about 0.2 to about 35 weight percent of a therapeutic agent; and about 10 to about 99 weight percent of biocompatible polymer such as a diblock poly(lactic) acid-poly(ethylene)glycol.

Acoustic Sealing Analysis System

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273999

A device or a method using the device includes a balloon configured to seal a user's orifice, where the balloon is configured to produce an acoustic seal between a first side and a second side of the balloon in an ear canal. At least a second side of the balloon is fitted into the ear canal. Audio processing circuitry produces an audio signal for driving a speaker in the device and to measure sound level using output from the microphone in the device while the speaker is being driven by the audio signal. The device or method further includes control circuitry to evaluate a seal quality of the device. Other embodiments are disclosed.

IDENTIFYING AN ACOUSTIC SIGNAL FOR A USER BASED ON A FEATURE OF AN AURAL SIGNAL

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273982

In general, the subject matter described in this disclosure can be embodied in methods, systems, and computer-readable devices. An audio processing device plays a source audio signal with an electroacoustic transducer of a user earpiece, and records an aural signal that is sensed by same said electroacoustic transducer. The audio processing device determines values of one or more features of the aural signal that indicate a characteristic of a space in which the user earpiece is located. The audio processing device compares the determined values of the one or more features of the aural signal with pre-defined values of the one or more features. Based on a result of the comparing, the audio processing device determines whether the user earpiece is located at a user's ear.

USE OF DATA PREFIXES TO INCREASE COMPRESSION RATIOS

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273508

A data compression system includes a memory to store a plurality of predetermined prefixes corresponding to a plurality of classes of data. A classifying module is configured to receive data, receive a class of the data, and select a prefix to compress the data from the plurality of predetermined prefixes based on the data and the class of the data. A compressing module is configured to compress the data using the prefix. A header generating module is configured to generate a header including an indication of the prefix used to compress the data, and to output the header and the compressed data for storage or transmission. Using the prefix from the predetermined prefixes to compress the data eliminates an overhead of fetching the prefix from outside the data compression system.

SYMBOL INTERCHANGE METHOD, GAMING MACHINE, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272709

This is disclosed an electronic method of gaming. The method comprises selecting a symbol for display at each display position of a plurality of sets of display positions (710), modifying the displayed symbols by interchanging a first set of symbols displayed at a first set of display positions with a second set of symbols displayed at a second set of display positions (740), and determining whether to make an award based on the symbols displayed at the plurality of sets of display positions as modified 750. There is also disclosed a gaming system, a game controller and a gaming machine corresponding to the electronic method.

Processing System, Related Integrated Circuit and Method

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272211

A processing system includes a processing unit configured to be connected to a memory with error detection and/or correction. The processing unit generates at least one read request for reading data from the memory, the read request including an address signal identifying an address of a given memory area in the memory. The processing system includes an error handling circuit connected to the memory for receiving an error signal containing an error code indicating whether the data read from the memory contains errors. The error handling circuit includes a hardware circuit configured to set a first error signal to the error code of the error signal when the address indicated by the address signal belongs to a first address range and to set a second error signal to the error code of the error signal when the address indicated by the address signal belongs to a second address range.

GRANTING RESOURCES FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190274159

A technique comprising: controlling downlink transmission of an uplink grant for one or more uplink data transmissions by a communication device, wherein said uplink grant identifies one combination from a set of predetermined combinations of one or more transmission time intervals and one or more uplink reference signal transmissions, including at least one combination of two or more transmission time intervals and one or more uplink reference signal transmissions; and using said one or more uplink reference signal transmissions of the identified combination to assist the recovery of data from the one or more uplink radio data transmissions by said communication device in the one or more transmission time intervals of the identified combination.