Total 5180 patents for "2019-09-05"

CIRCUIT BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190274220

A circuit board includes: a metal core base material including a first main surface, a second main surface on an opposite side of the first main surface, a side surface, and a projection that projects from the side surface; an outer cover including a first insulation layer that covers the first main surface, a second insulation layer that covers the second main surface, and a third insulation layer that covers the side surface; a first wiring layer provided in the first main surface with the first insulation layer interposed between the first wiring layer and the first main surface; a second wiring layer provided in the second main surface with the second insulation layer interposed between the second wiring layer and the second main surface; and a sealing portion that is made of an insulation material embedded in the outer cover and covers an end surface of the projection.

Solar-Powered Charging Umbrella with USB Ports

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269209

A solar-powered umbrella has a cap structure that is connected by hinges to struts. The struts are relatively rigid and positioned above the umbrella shade and house solar panels. When the umbrella is opened and closed, the struts rotate via the hinges from an open to closed position. When the solar panels are exposed to the sun, light is converted to electrical energy to charge a rechargeable battery. The battery supplies power to one or more USB ports. A user can recharge an electronic device (e.g., smartphone or tablet computer) by connecting to a port of the umbrella using a cable.

Method for Preparing Carbon Nanotube Fiber And Carbon Nanotube Fiber Prepared Thereby

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271100

The present invention relates to a carbon nanotube fiber and methods for preparing the same. In one embodiment, a method for preparing a carbon nanotube fiber comprises reacting a carbon source in the presence of a catalyst and a catalytic activator to form carbon nanotube aggregates, contacting the carbon nanotube aggregates with graphene oxide, and forming the carbon nanotube aggregates in contact with the graphene oxide into a carbon nanotube fiber.

3D MICRO FABRICATION AND SCREENING

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270962

Disclosed herein is an integrated assay system that can be used, for example, to monitor and screen cells in 3D culture. This system involves a 3D cell growth medium made from a yield stress material that allows cells to be deposited, e.g. by 3D printing, samples to be taken, and the extracellular environment manipulated.

MULTILAYER STRUCTURE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MULTILAYER STRUCTURE, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272051

A multilayer structure includes a touch sensor and an optical functional layer formed thereon. The optical functional layer includes a phase-difference layer and a linear polarization layer formed thereon on a side opposite to the touch sensor. The phase-difference layer which gives a phase difference to transmitted light has a laminated structure including a phase-difference layer and a phase-difference layer. The multilayer structure has first and second retardations at wavelengths of 450 nm and 590 nm, respectively, while the optical functional layer has third and fourth retardations at wavelengths of 450 nm and 590 nm, respectively. A first ratio of the first retardation to the second retardation is smaller than 0.763 and greater than a second ratio of the third retardation to the fourth retardation. A slow axis of the base member extends in a direction parallel to a synthesized slow axis of the optical functional layer.

METHOD FOR REPORTING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273544

The present disclosure provides a method for reporting channel state information (CSI) in a wireless communication system.

EAR INSERT FOR RELIEF OF TMJ DISCOMFORT AND HEADACHES

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269501

An expansible ear canal insert for treating TMJ disorders and headaches which acts directly on the TMJ and associated ligament and muscle structures to reduce stress and loads placed on the articulator disc located between the temporal bone and the mandible, as well as supportive muscles and ligaments near the TMJ. The insert is adapted to expand by application of body heat. In the expanded condition, the insert provides support to the TMJ and associated ligament and muscle structures.

SCROLL COMPRESSOR

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271311

A scroll compressor includes a first scroll including a fixed wrap, a second scroll comprising an orbiting wrap, and a boss portion, a rotating shaft including an eccentric portion inserted into the boss portion of the second scroll to transfer a rotational force, a frame having a shaft hole, a first bearing provided between the shaft hole of the frame and an outer circumferential surface of the rotating shaft, and a second bearing provided between an inner circumferential surface of the boss portion and an outer circumferential surface of the eccentric portion of the rotating shaft, wherein a differential pressure space portion is formed between the first bearing and the second bearing in a radial direction, and has a radial cross section wider than a radial gap between an inner circumferential surface of the second bearing and the outer circumferential surface of the eccentric portion.

SCALING INHIBITOR AND DISINFECTANT METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270661

A scaling inhibitor and disinfectant treatment method for waters containing contaminants such as selenium, heavy metals, bicarbonates, and phosphates using sulfurous acid to minimize scaling and prevent biofilms to protect reverse osmosis membranes, brine line conveyance systems, and water processing equipment.

Molded Lightweight Layered Floor Liner Construction

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270397

A molded lightweight layered floor liner construction includes a top layer with an exposed carpeted hobnail surface, a middle layer including a moldable thermoplastic coating on the back of the top layer, and a bottom layer having a downwardly exposed surface characterized by singed non-woven fabric. The floor liner is lightweight, molded by known molding techniques, impervious to water, liquids, mud, and debris, and resistant to sliding and bunching up on the factory carpeted surfaces of a vehicle. The exposed hobnail surface interacts very well with mechanical fastening systems such as the hooks of a hook-and-loop fastener system. Thus, accessories such as cargo organizers can be placed on the exposed surface of the floor liner, where they stick firmly until pulled away, removed, and repositioned.

PHOTOACTIVE POLYMER BRUSH MATERIALS AND EUV PATTERNING USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271913

Photoactive polymer brush materials and methods for EUV photoresist patterning using the photoactive polymer brush materials are described. The photoactive polymer brush material incorporates a grafting moiety that can be immobilized at the substrate surface, a dry developable or ashable moiety, and a photoacid generator moiety, which are bound to a polymeric backbone. The photoacid generator moiety generates an acid upon exposure to EUV radiation acid at the interface, which overcomes the acid depletion problem to reduce photoresist scumming. The photoacid generator moiety can also facilitate cleavage of the photoactive polymer brush material from the substrate via an optional acid cleavable grafting functionality for the grafting moiety. The dry developable or ashable moiety facilitates complete removal of the photoactive brush material from the substrate in the event there is residue present subsequent to development of the chemically amplified EUV photoresist.

ALFALFA VARIETY R410M327

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269091

The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated R410M327. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety R410M327. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety R410M327 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety R410M327 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.

Multi-User MIMO Preference-Indication Signaling

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273553

An interface circuit in a recipient electronic device (such as a cellular telephone) may provide preference-indication information for an electronic device (such as an access point). Notably, the recipient electronic device may compute preference-indication information associated with the recipient electronic device, where the preference-indication information indicates whether the recipient electronic device prefers that the electronic device use downlink (DL) multi-user (MU) MIMO transmissions when communicating with the recipient electronic device. Then, the recipient electronic device may provide the preference-indication information in a packet or a frame associated with the electronic device. In some embodiments, the recipient electronic device determines a trigger event (such as measuring a motion indication), and the computing may be selectively performed based at least in part on the trigger event. Moreover, the preference-indication information may include additional information that was used by the recipient electronic device to compute the preference indication of the recipient electronic device.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RUNNING APPLICATIONS ON A MULTI-TENANT CONTAINER PLATFORM

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273744

The disclosed computer-implemented method for running applications on a multi-tenant container platform may include (1) receiving, at a host administrator service on a container host computing device and via a host administrator service socket handle, a request for a privileged operation from an application running in a non-privileged container, (2) performing, based on a user identifier of the application, a security check of a user associated with the application, (3) comparing, when the security check results in approval, a process identifier of the requested privileged operation against a whitelist of permitted operations to determine the requested privileged operation is permissible, and (4) initiating running, when the requested privileged operation is permissible, the requested privileged operation. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.

Coated Steel Strips, Coated Stamped Products and Methods

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271056

A pre-coated steel strip is provided. The steel strip includes a strip of base steel having a length, a width, a first side, and a second side. The length of the strip is at least 100 m and the width is at least 600 mm. An aluminum or an aluminum alloy pre-coating is on at least part of at least one of the first or second sides of the strip of base steel. A thickness t p of the pre-coating is from 20 to 33 micrometers at every location on at least one of the first or second sides. Processes, coated stamped products and land motor vehicles are also provided.

LITHIUM-SULFUR BATTERY WITH LITHIUM POLYSULFIDE CATHOLYTE

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273254

A liquid catholyte for a LiS battery comprises a non-aqueous solution of at least one lithium polysulfide of formula Li 2 S x (wherein x is selected from 4, 6, and 8) and an anion receptor compound capable of complexing with polysulfide anion. The non-aqueous solution typically is composed of the Li 2 S x and the anion receptor compound dissolved in a non-aqueous solvent (e.g., one or more organic ether or fluorinated ether solvents). The anion receptor compound typically is present in the catholyte at a concentration of about 0.1 M to about 4 M. LiS batteries comprise a metallic lithium anode; a porous conductive substrate; a separator membrane between the anode and the porous conductive substrate; and the liquid catholyte composition within pores of the substrate.

BLOCK COPOLYMER AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING STRUCTURE CONTAINING PHASE-SEPARATED STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270852

A block copolymer including a first block consisting of a polymer having a repeating structure of a structural unit (u1) containing no silicon atom, and a second block consisting of a polymer having a repeating structure of a structural unit (u2) containing a silicon atom, the second block containing a block (b21) consisting of a polymer having a repeating structure represented by general formula (u2-1), and a block (b22) consisting of a polymer having a repeating structure of a structural unit (u22) containing a silicon atom, and the block (b22) is positioned between the first block and the block (b21) (wherein R P211 represents an alkyl group, a halogenated alkyl group, a hydrogen atom, or an organic group having a polar group; and R P212 represents an organic group having a polar group).

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHECKING TYRES FOR VEHICLE WHEELS

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271539

A method for checking a tyre for vehicle wheels in a checking station. The checking station includes a background with a support surface lying on a plane perpendicular to a reference axis, an image acquisition apparatus to acquire an image of the tyre arranged with a first outer lateral surface in contact with the support surface and a second outer lateral surface facing the image acquisition apparatus, an illumination system and a computer for generating a working image from the acquired image. The image acquisition apparatus, the illumination system and of the background are arranged to generate a contrast, in the working image, between the entire second outer lateral surface of the tyre and an area circumferentially surrounding the tyre.

SELF-PROPELLED ROBOT

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269290

This invention provides a self-propelled robot that can prevent damage caused by dropping of the self-propelled robot or the like and reliably work on the entire plane.

CHARGING MEMBER

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271931

An example charging member includes a conductive support, a conductive elastic body layer laminated on the conductive support, and a conductive resin layer laminated as an outermost layer on the conductive elastic body layer. The conductive resin layer may contain a matrix material and resin particles. The conductive resin layer may have an arithmetic average roughness Ra of 2.0 to 7.0 m, a 10-point average roughness Rzjis of 15 to 40 m, and a skewness Rsk of 0.5 to 2.5.

Service Offer Set Publishing to Device Agent with On-Device Service Selection

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190274033

Disclosed herein are various embodiments for publishing a service offer set to a device agent on an end-user device and for on-device selection of a service. In some embodiments, a network system publishes a service offer set to an end-user device over a wireless access network, receives an offer set user selection from the end-user device, and provisions one or more network functions based on the offer set user selection.

METHOD FOR FORMING LANTHANUM HYDROXYCARBONATE NANOPARTICLES

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270077

A hydrothermal method of preparing uniform, monodisperse ceramic lanthanum hydroxyl carbonate (LaCO 3 OH) having cherry-blossom-like nanogears and/or nanocubes is described. The method produced a hexagonal crystal with a crystal lattice in which at least on lanthanum ion is substituted with calcium ion. The ceramic nanoparticles produced by the method are good catalyst for the reduction of nitrogen oxides with a hydrocarbon. A method of reducing exhaust gases is described.

Chemical Vaporization and Detection of Compounds Having Low Volatility

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271679

The present disclosure is directed to methods and systems for detecting a chemical substance. The methods and systems include chemically modifying a sample of a substance of interest through combination with a reagent to increase the volatility of the substance of interest. The systems and methods further include performing an analysis of the substance of interest.

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND DEVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190274123

Disclosed are a communication method and device in a wireless communication system, the communication method comprising: a base station in the communication system determines, according to the current system configuration of the communication system, the category of an enhanced control channel element configuration in an enhanced physical downlink control channel, the enhanced control channel element configuration comprising the number of resource elements in each enhanced control channel element, and the number of enhanced control channel elements in each physical resource block pair, and the enhanced control channel element configuration is classified into a plurality of categories respectively corresponding to the different system configurations of the communication system; and notifying a terminal node in the communication system of the information related to the determined category of the enhanced control channel element configuration.

OPTICAL MODULATOR

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271809

An optical modulator capable of curbing deterioration of transmission properties due to deformation of a housing is provided. Provided is an optical modulator including a substrate (10) on which an optical waveguide (20) is formed and a housing (30) that accommodates the substrate, in which the optical waveguide includes mode conversion branching portions (21, 22) which convert a mode of light waves propagating through the optical waveguide and branch the light waves, a mounting portion (32) protruding from a surface (31) inside the housing and holding the substrate is formed, and the substrate is fixed to the mounting portion in an arrangement in which a fixed end (33) between the substrate and the mounting portion is positioned outside a region including the mode conversion branching portions when the substrate is seen in a plan view.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLACING A PLURALITY OF ARTICLES ON A DISPLAY RACK

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270541

An outer packaging bag for use in displaying a retail item. The outer packaging bag includes a peg hole extending therethrough and a perforated line formed therein. The peg hole may be configured to align with an opening defined by a retail item or its packaging that is designed to by removably coupled to a retail display, such that the retail item or its packaging can be removably coupled to the retail display as it is enclosed by the outer packaging bag. The outer packaging bag can be removed from the retail item or retail packaging by pulling the outer packaging bag until it tears away from the retail item or retail packaging at the perforated line formed therein.

SHARING USER-INITIATED RECORDED GAMEPLAY WITH BUFFERED GAMEPLAY

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270005

A method for sharing gameplay is provided, including: executing a video game; while executing the video game, buffering a first portion of gameplay of the video game, wherein buffering the first portion of gameplay captures a predefined amount of gameplay prior to a currently executing gameplay; receiving a first input generated from a controller device; responsive to receiving the first input, then capturing a second portion of the gameplay of the video game that is continuous with the first portion of gameplay; receiving a second input generated from the controller device; responsive to receiving the second input, then enabling sharing of the first and second portions of gameplay to a website.

PROCESSOR FOR ELECTRONIC ENDOSCOPE, AND ELECTRONIC ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273840

An electronic endoscope processor has a configuration including: a converting means for converting pieces of pixel data that are made up of n (n3) types of color components and constitute a color image in a body cavity into pieces of pixel data that are made up of m (m2) types of color components, m being smaller than n; a color component correcting means for correcting the converted pieces of pixel data made up of m types of color components with use of a predetermined color component correction coefficient; and an acquiring means for acquiring an evaluation result related to a target illness based on the corrected pieces of pixel data made up of m types of color components.

Biological Toxicity Test Method for Evaluating the Ecological Safety of Advanced Oxidation Processes

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271676

A biological toxicity test method for evaluating an ecological safety of an advanced oxidation process comprising the following steps: (1) collecting (preparing) a waste water to be determined; (2) collecting the waste water and a tap water after the advanced oxidation process treatment; (3) subjecting Koi (Cyprinus carpio haematopterus) to the water after treatment for exposure to poison; (4) Determining an anti-oxidation enzyme activity of a liver of the Koi after exposure; (5) Data analyzing. By comparing the changes of liver enzyme activities in different water, the present method evaluates the toxicity changes of micro-pollutant containing water before and after treatment, which fills in the gap of the ecological risk assessment for advanced oxidation technology.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECORDING IMAGES REFLECTED FROM A VISOR

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272432

A computer-implemented method for image recording includes receiving images of an environment surrounding a motorcycle from an imaging device disposed in a front section of the motorcycle. The imaging device is directed rearward with respect to the front section of the motorcycle. The method includes detecting a reflected image region in the images. The reflected image region is reflecting off a reflective surface worn by an operator of the motorcycle. The method includes detecting a front object in the environment surrounding the motorcycle based on the reflected image region.