Total 5180 patents for "2019-09-05"

Learning Game Platform, System and Method for an Electronic Device

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270000

A learning game platform, system and method, for an electronic device executing an app comprises a server for reading medium and storing user information and games, scores, and user progress within a play and learn app platform. The server communicates through the Internet with electronic devices having Internet access operated by at least one player. Registration means allows the player to register with and logon to the play and learn app. Preference selection means enables the player ability to enter user preferences, including age, game selection, skill level. Performance review means determines strength and weaknesses of the player. The platform provides a plethora of game play variations to facilitate learning in a fun inclusive manner.

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR INTERDEPENDENT IDENTITY BASED CREDENTIAL COLLECTION VALIDATION

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272548

A system for digitally verifying credential sets and its method of use are provided. A credentials set is made up of a number of credentials, each linked to a particular Entity. If all of the credentials are validated and verified, then the credentials' status identifier will be set to a value. If the various status identifiers meet a predetermined value, the set will be verified and digitally signed.

SILICON PHOTONICS CO-INTEGRATED WITH QUANTUM DOT LASERS ON SILICON

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273356

An apparatus, comprising: a silicon substrate; and a quantum dot laser comprising: a base layer of a III-V semiconductor material, bonded with the silicon substrate; and at least one layer grown epitaxially from the base layer, wherein the at least one layer comprises a quantum dot layer. The apparatus further comprises a photonic element, fabricated on the silicon substrate and including a waveguide optically aligned with the quantum dot layer.

LOCAL INTERNET PROTOCOL ACCESS (LIPA) EXTENSIONS TO ENABLE LOCAL CONTENT SHARING

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190274174

Methods and apparatus for enabling local content sharing are described. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) transmits a non-access stratum (NAS) message with a content sharing session request to a network entity. The network entity verifies that the WTRU and a sharing WTRU are allowed to participate in a content sharing session. Upon verification, the network entity sends a NAS response with the content sharing session set-up information to the WTRU and sends a resource allocation request for the content sharing session to other network entities. The WTRU establishes the content sharing session between the WTRU and sharing WTRU using a local gateway (LGW) connection absent non-local entity connections and transmits content between the WTRU and the other WTRU using the LGW connection during the content sharing session.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING OR DETECTING A PRIMARY SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273572

A method and apparatus for transmitting or detecting primary synchronization signal. The receiver receives primary synchronization signal from a transmitter, and detects the sequence used in the received primary synchronization signal by using three root indexes. Here, the primary synchronization signal is generated by using a Zadoff-Chu sequence having one of the three root indexes. The three root indexes comprise a first index and a second index, and a sum of the first index and the second index corresponds to the length of the Zadoff-Chu sequence.

HINGE ASSEMBLY FOR OVEN OR OTHER APPLIANCE

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271473

An appliance hinge includes a control link subassembly operably connected between a base and a door mounting arm. The control link subassembly includes a control link with a first end pivotally connected to the door mounting arm and a second end spaced from the first end. The control link subassembly also includes a spring-arm including an outer end pivotally connected to the second end of the control link and an inner end engaged with the base and adapted for both pivoting and sliding movement relative to the base. The control link subassembly also includes a spring engaged with the spring-arm and exerting a biasing force on the spring-arm that urges said spring-arm toward its extended position. The spring-arm selectively moveable toward a retracted position. The hinge assembly further includes a link controller connected to the base. The spring biases the control link into abutment with the link controller.

ULTRASOUND MODULATING OPTICAL TOMOGRAPHY USING REDUCED LASER PULSE DURATION

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269331

Sample light is delivered into the anatomical structure having a target voxel, whereby a portion of the sample light passing through the target voxel is scattered by the anatomical structure as signal light, and another portion of the sample light not passing through the target voxel is scattered by the anatomical structure as background light that is combined with the signal light to create a sample light pattern. Reference light is combined with the sample light pattern to generate an interference light pattern, such that the signal light and the reference light are combined in a heterodyne manner. Ultrasound is delivered into the target voxel, such that the signal light is frequency shifted by the ultrasound. The ultrasound and the sample light are pulsed in synchrony at the target voxel, such that at least one pulse of the sample light has a combined duration less than a pulse width of the ultrasound.

PARTIALLY ENCRYPTED CONVERSATIONS VIA KEYS ON MEMBER CHANGE

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273611

Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for partially encrypting conversations using different cryptographic keys. Messages communicated during a conversation session may be encrypted using a cryptographic key. Other conversation participants may then decrypt the messages using the cryptographic key. During the conversation, an event may occur that causes a new cryptographic key to be generated. The conversation participants may then use the new cryptographic key when communicating. As such, previously-encrypted messages may be inaccessible to new members that do not have the old cryptographic key, while newly-encrypted messages may be inaccessible to former members that do not have the new cryptographic key. An isolated collection may store the messages and related cryptographic keys. Relationships may exist within the isolated collection, such that messages may be related to one another and messages may also be related to the cryptographic keys used to encrypt them.

STRAINING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271142

A straining apparatus is provided having a cover and a squat cage member extending normally from an underside of the cover. The cage member has a first end adjacent the cover and a second end configured to fit over a mouth of a drain and support the cover in a spaced relationship relative to the mouth of the drain. The cage member has a sidewall between its two ends with apertures therein to permit flow of liquid whilst hindering passage of solids therethrough and the cover is weighted to hold the straining apparatus substantially in place relative to a drain in use.

A METHOD OF PROVIDING POWER SUPPORT TO AN ELECTRICAL POWER GRID

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273379

A method of providing power support to an electrical power grid is provided. The power support is provided by an arrangement including a synchronous machine connected to a converter, the converter in turn being connected to the electrical power grid. The method is performed in a control device controlling the arrangement and includes: receiving feedback from one or both of the electrical power grid and the synchronous machine, and controlling the converter such that power support is provided to or absorbed from the electrical power grid by means of the synchronous machine based on the received feedback. A control device, arrangement, computer program and computer program products are also provided.

MODULAR HANDLE COMPRISING A TRIGGER WIRE ACTUATION MECHANISM FOR A PROSTHESIS DELIVERY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269540

A handle assembly for a prosthesis delivery device is disclosed. The handle assembly comprises a stationary main handle having a proximal end and a distal end and an outer surface extending therebetween. A first helical groove is formed in at least a portion of the outer surface of the main handle and a first trigger wire actuation mechanism disposed about the main handle and rotatably moveable relative to the main handle. A first trigger wire is operatively connected to the first trigger wire actuation mechanism, the first trigger wire having a prosthesis capture condition and a prosthesis release condition. Movement of the first trigger wire actuation mechanism causes movement of the first trigger wire thereby moving the first trigger wire from the prosthesis capture condition to the prosthesis release condition. Additional trigger wire actuation mechanisms operatively connected to one or more additional trigger wires may also be disposed about the main handle.

ROBOTS, ROBOTIC SYSTEMS, AND RELATED METHODS

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270203

Robots for moving relative to a surface, robotic systems including the same, and associated methods are disclosed. A robot includes a body, at least two legs, and at least two feet. Each leg has a proximal end region operatively coupled to the body at a respective body joint with one rotational degree of freedom and a distal end region operatively coupled to a respective foot at a respective foot joint comprising two rotational degrees of freedom. Each foot is configured to be translated relative to the surface with two degrees of translational freedom. Robotic systems include one or more robots and a surface along which the one or more robots are positioned to move. Methods of operating robots and of operating robotic systems include translating at least one foot of a robot to operatively move the body of the robot with six degrees of freedom.

EXTRACTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXTRACTING MICROORGANISMS CONTAINED IN A SAMPLE

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270958

An extraction system includes a support bar including a sample well, a reagent well, at least one washing well, and at least one protection and retention housing; a pipetting element removably mounted on the support bar and extending at least partially into the at least one protection and retention housing; and a filtering and transfer device configured to capture and accumulate microorganisms contained in the sample and transfer the captured and accumulated microorganisms, the filtering and transfer device being removably mounted on the support bar and extending at least partially into the at least one protection and retention housing. The filtering and transfer device includes a hollow body having an elongated shape and including a proximal end portion and a distal end portion; and a filtering element fixed to the distal end portion of the hollow body.

THERMAL GASKET WITH HIGH TRANSVERSE THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190274234

An exemplary passive heat transfer apparatus is suited for transferring heat away from an electronic heat generating device to another environment. A gasket has many spaced-apart holes that are transverse to two major opposing surfaces of the gasket. A thermally conductive material is disposed within and fills the holes for conducting heat from one of the two major surfaces to the other major surface. The thermally conductive material is a nanocomposite material having nano-particles aligned substantially perpendicular to the two major opposing surfaces. The thermally conductive material as disposed in the holes has no interfacial boundaries that could adversely affect the transfer of heat.

Projection Device

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271908

An optical module includes an illuminating unit, an imaging unit and a projection lens. The illuminating unit includes a light source, a first collimating lens, a splitter, a microlens array and a first lens and is configured to generate a light beam. The imaging unit includes a first prism, a second prism and a display component and is configured to cover the light beam to image light containing image information. The projection lens includes a plurality of lenses and is configured to project the image light. A first axis sequentially passes through the light source, the first collimating lens, the splitter, the microlens array, the first lens, the first prism, the second prism and the lenses. The invention also provides a projection device including the optical module, a first holder and a second holder.

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DIDENTIFYING A SPECIMEN CONTAINER CAP

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271714

A model-based method of determining characteristics of a specimen container cap to identify the container cap. The method includes providing a specimen container including a container cap; capturing backlit images of the container cap taken at different exposures lengths and using a plurality of different nominal wavelengths; selecting optimally-exposed pixels from the images at different exposure lengths at each nominal wavelength to generate optimally-exposed image data for each nominal wavelength; classifying the optimally-exposed pixels as at least being one of a tube, a label or a cap; and identifying a shape of the container cap based upon the optimally-exposed pixels classified as being the cap and the image data for each nominal wavelength. Quality check modules and specimen testing apparatus adapted to carry out the method are described, as are numerous other aspects.

DRIED FRESH JUJUBE SLICES AND ENERGY-SAVING PROCESS TECHNOLOGY FOR DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE EXPANSION DRYING

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269160

A method for processing dried fresh jujube slices includes the following steps: preparing jujube slices, coring and removing stems, quick-freezing and retaining freshness of the jujube slices, thawing frozen jujube slices, protecting color treatment, expanding jujube slices under differential pressure, preparing superfine mixed seasoning powder, and coating of the superfine mixed seasoning powder. For one hand, this method solves problems that the dried fresh jujube slices will be deeply oxidized and brown when dried by the hot air at a high temperature of 90-110 C., the jujube slices with compacted cells will become harder and be difficult to chew because of 6-8 h rapid dehydration. On the other hand, it solves problems that exist in freeze drying at a vacuum degree of 1.3-13 Pa, and at a low temperature of 10-50 C., such as high energy consumption, long processing cycle, high equipment investment, small size of slices, and poor taste.

FREQUENCY SCALED GEAR TRAIN SWITCHING VOLTAGE REGULATOR AND SWITCHED DC-TO-DC CONVERTER

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273433

A frequency scaled gear train switching voltage regulator and charge feedback integrated circuit includes cascaded capacitive cells configured such that flying capacitance of a given stage does not commence gathering new charge until the flying capacitor of a next stage retrieves a present stored charge of the given stage. A recursive resonant switched capacitor DC to DC converter allocates capacitance and conductance of a plurality of capacitive switching stages to minimize resonant frequency changes

CHEMOKINE-CYTOKINE FUSION PROTEINS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270788

The present invention provides a fusion protein, comprising a chemokine polypeptide, which is a chemokine or a receptor binding domain thereof; and a cytokine polypeptide connected to said chemokine polypeptide, which is an interleukin, a TNF-superfamily cytokine or a receptor-binding domain thereof; wherein the chemokine polypeptide and the cytokine polypeptide have a common target cell, and the fusion protein has an improved chemokine activity as compared to the chemokine polypeptide, and an improved cytokine activity as compared to the cytokine polypeptide.

COOLANT PUMP FLOW RATIONALIZATION USING COOLANT PUMP PARAMETERS

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271260

A method for coolant pump flow rationalization using coolant pump parameters includes calculating a first pump coolant flow based on a coolant input pressure sensor signal and the coolant pump speed. Further, the method includes calculating a second pump coolant flow based on coolant pump current and coolant pump speed when the first pump coolant flow is greater than a predetermined threshold; and comparing the first pump coolant flow with the second pump coolant flow to rationalize the coolant pressure sensor signal.