Total 5180 patents for "2019-09-05"


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272961

The present invention provides a supercapacitor assembly which is characterised by comprising: a supercapacitor comprised of carbon-containing anode(s) and cathode(s), intermediate porous membrane(s) and an ionic liquid electrolyte; an electrical heater for heating the supercapacitor; and a thermostat for controlling the heater and maintaining the temperature of the ionic liquid at a temperature such that its viscosity is in the range 1 to 50 centipoise. In particular, there are provided supercapacitors which can operate at voltages greater than 3.5v (for example, in the range 3.5 to 6v) without significant long term redox degradation.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270301

A gripper carriage transports a sheet in a sheet transport direction along a sheet transport path. The gripper carriage has a wall and a reflector. The reflector is associated with a flank of the wall which is trailing, in relation to the sheet transport direction.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272055

A touch-sensitive textile device that is configured to detect the occurrence of a touch, the location of a touch, and/or the force of a touch on the touch-sensitive textile device. In some embodiments, the touch-sensitive textile device includes a first set of conductive threads oriented along a first direction, and a second set of conductive threads interwoven with the first set of conductive threads and oriented along a second direction. The device may also include a sensing circuit that is operatively coupled to the first and second set of conductive threads. The sensing circuit may be configured to apply a drive signal to the first and second set of conductive threads. The sensing circuit may also be configured to detect a touch or near touch based on a variation in an electrical measurement using the first or second set of conductive threads.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269955

A circular exercise device for exercising via hand and foot connections.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272228

According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, controller, memory, wireless communication function section, and extension register. The controller controls the nonvolatile semiconductor memory device. The memory is serving as a work area of the controller. The wireless communication module has a wireless communication function. The extension register is provided in the memory. The controller processes a first command to read data from the extension register, and a second command to write data to the extension register. The extension register records, an information specifying the type of the wireless communication function in a specific page, and an address information indicating a region on the extension register to which the wireless communication function is assigned.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270685

Propellants for rockets, space transportation vehicles, launch vehicles and systems, crew escape vehicles and systems, launch escape towers, and space vehicle systems are disclosed. Some embodiments provide a rocket propellant comprising a mixture of a small chain alkane from 1 to 4 carbons and a small chain alkene from 3 to 4 carbons. The mixture of the small chain alkane and small chain alkene is in a proportion that lowers the melting of the mixture below the melting point of both the small chain alkane and small chain alkene.

Concept2 Ergometer End Cap Adapter

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269964

The Adapter is an aluminum replacement part for the Concept 2 rowing machine. It replaces the plastic end cap at the upper end of the box frame. Attachment is achieved with pre-existing bolts on the machine. The adapter provides a safe and secure attachment point on the Concept 2 rowing ergometer for coaches/trainers/athletes to attach a 1 tie-down strap used in teaching and training.

System and Method for Supporting Safe Operation of a Vehicle

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270459

A system is provided for monitoring and restricting usage of a computing device associated with a person driving a vehicle. The usage comprises one or more operations of the computing device. The system comprises a sensor, an image capture device to capture images of the person, and a processor in communication with the sensor and image capture device. The processor is configured by machine-readable instructions to determine the vehicle is in motion and the computing device is within a predetermined range of distance of the sensor, to detect the person's usage of the computing device, to determine usage information in relation to the usage, to restrict operation of the computing device to disable the usage, to receive the images of the person form the image capture device, to generate a usage report including the images and usage information, and to send the usage report to a server for storage.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272170

Systems and methods are provided for accessing a source code repository comprising a plurality of versions of code, analyzing the plurality of versions of code of the component to compute metrics to identify each version of code, analyzing the metrics to determine a subset of the metrics to use to as a fingerprint definition to identify each version of the code, generating a fingerprint for each version of code using the fingerprint definition, generating a fingerprint matrix with the fingerprint for each version of code for the software component and storing the fingerprint definition and the fingerprint matrix


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273813

A packet communication method that generates a header that includes information to route a packet through a ring communication network is described. The header can include a target node identifier that identifies a target node to which the packet is to travel, and a direction identifier that identifies a direction to be traversed by the packet through the ring communication network. In some embodiments, the direction indicated by the direction identifier can be clockwise or counter-clockwise relative to a starting node from which the packet is to travel.

3D Package Structure and Methods of Forming Same

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273068

An embodiment is method including forming a first die package over a carrier substrate, the first die package comprising a first die, forming a first redistribution layer over and coupled to the first die, the first redistribution layer including one or more metal layers disposed in one or more dielectric layers, adhering a second die over the redistribution layer, laminating a first dielectric material over the second die and the first redistribution layer, forming first vias through the first dielectric material to the second die and forming second vias through the first dielectric material to the first redistribution layer, and forming a second redistribution layer over the first dielectric material and over and coupled to the first vias and the second vias.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272582

A method of dynamically promoting goods and services by providing a display device having an embedded algorithm to make queries to a customer that would commence upon entering a contained environment that would narrowly and effectively communicate promotions of goods and services that are personal and individualized to the consumer is disclosed.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271453

A cobra arm enclosure device has a hull, a lid, and features for a light pole and a light fixture to attach hereto. The device has a generally rectangular prismatic form that sheds precipitation and ice. It has a top surface upon the lid, a bottom surface upon the hull, a left side, a right side, a front, and a back. The enclosure has an extension that fits into a light fixture. The back of the enclosure has a receiver that fits upon a light pole arm. The enclosure has a width generally greater than that of the cobra arm. Within the invention, it has a storage capacity for electrical components. The invention is an inline enclosure for direct transmission of electrical power and signaling. The invention serves in a system where a central control operates street lighting across a city.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269466

A medical system tracks the position of a portion of a medical instrument within a body of a patient. In some embodiments, the medical instrument includes a needle, a syringe, and a needle-position-tracking element positioned between the needle and the syringe and in fluid communication with both. The needle-position-tracking element includes an electromagnet structure that includes a core, a conductive coil wrapped around the core, and ancillary circuitry configured to pass a current through the conductive coil to thereby generate a magnetic field. A sensor device senses the magnetic field and generates corresponding sensor signals. A control circuit calculates the position of a portion of the medical instrument based on the sensor signals.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272156

Described herein are methods and systems for systems and methods for capturing, generating, and replaying such virtual reality sessions. A method may include exporting gameplay assets and gameplay messages from a first platform into a common format. The method may also include capturing a gameplay stream from the first platform. The method may also include creating a stream manifest of common assets from the gameplay stream and creating a common replay stream from the captured gameplay stream. The gameplay common assets and the common replay stream may be converted to gameplay assets and a replay stream compatible with a second, different platform by generating assets and messages for the second platform. The captured gameplay may be replayed on a second platform using the assets and messages generated for the second platform.

Polyester Composition, Preparation Method Therefor and Application Thereof

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270882

A polyester composition includes a first polyester selected from one or more of aliphatic-aromatic copolyesters, which is a copolymer comprising repeating units A as shown in formula (I) and repeating units B as shown in formula (II), in which m is an integer of 2 to 10 and n is an integer of 2 to 8; p is an integer of 2 to 10; and m, n and p are the same or different from each other. Optionally, the polyester composition has a second polyester. The polyester composition includes at least two polyesters. The polyester composition can be used in shape memory materials, 3D print wires, heat shrinkable sleeves, functional layers, medical limb immobilization braces, heat shrinkable thin films, nonwoven fabrics, elastic fibers, etc.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269989

The invention pertains to a sport training device to be mounted between a first vertical support and a second vertical support. The sport training device has a rebounding surface, preferably a net that is mounted at a predetermined location between the vertical supports. Mounting is facilitated by attachment means coupled at one end to the net and at the other to the vertical supports. The invention is preferably used in the sport of soccer where the vertical supports are the uprights of a soccer goal. This training device is particularly advantageous as it does not include mounting to the upper crossbar of the soccer net. It is easily mounted to the uprights and is configured for easy removal therefrom. In use, a user would kick a ball at the sport training device and the rebounding surface would absorb part of the impact and return the ball at a reduced speed compared to the impact speed.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273164

A method for manufacturing an array substrate, a display panel and a display device are provided. The method includes forming a semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer, a gate and an inter-layer insulator successively on a base substrate; forming via holes in the inter-layer insulator so as to expose portions of the semiconductor layer; performing plasma bombardment to the portions of the semiconductor layer exposed in the via holes; forming a source electrode and a drain electrode coupled with the semiconductor layer through the via holes respectively on the inter-layer insulator.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269471

An interface structure for detachably interfacing a surgical robot arm to a surgical instrument, the interface structure comprising: a base portion comprising a first surface for facing the surgical instrument and a second surface for facing the surgical robot arm; and a plurality of first fasteners supported by the base portion and protruding from the first surface, the plurality of first fasteners configured to engage the surgical instrument so as to retain the interface structure to the surgical instrument. The interface structure engages the surgical robot arm so as to retain the interface structure to the surgical robot arm,wherein the plurality of first fasteners and the remainder of the interface structure are shaped such that when the surgical instrument is detached from the surgical robot arm the interface structure is retained to the surgical robot arm.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271181

The present disclosure is directed to a lock assembly for use in a vehicle lock, such as on a truck tailgate. The lock assembly includes a single key cylinder which can concurrently control the locked/unlocked state of one or more door handles, thus rendering multiple handles simultaneously locked or unlocked. Such a lock assembly may provide manual control of access to a pickup truck bed, independently of the vehicle battery, thereby permitting the driver access even if the vehicle battery is dead.

Polymer Composite Vacuum Components

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271607

A gauge having a housing formed of a polymer material and one or more electrical feedthrough pins disposed in the housing. The electrical feedthrough pins can be oriented substantially perpendicular to each other and have complex shapes.

Hardened VoIP System

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273603

A hardened VoIP system is presented that includes secure push-to-talk voice functionality. Through the addition of encryption, authentication, user filtering, and integration with new and existing LMR systems, a secure voice platform ensures malicious software, unauthorized access and brute force security attacks will not compromise the voice communications of the system. The VoIP system is engineered to ensure graceful system degradation in the event of maintenance activities, natural disasters and failure modes. The hardened VoIP system offers the functions a LMR trunking system while utilizing broadband connections. Private calls, group calls, Emergency Alarms with covert monitoring capability, scanning and priority scanning may be incorporated into the system. The system includes a VoIP controller that serves as a trunking controller, manages available VoIP based conference bridges, and assigns them as needed to the parties involved in each voice call.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270273

Provided are a composite fiber and a composite board. The composite fiber is composed of a core and a shell formed around the core, a melting temperature of the shell is lower than a melting temperature of the core, and the strength of the shell is higher than the strength of the core. The composite fiber can be manufactured into a composite board with high impact strength, high moldability, low ductility, light weight and high heat resistance, and thereby meeting protection requirements.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271201

Systems and methods include an extreme range anchor, having extending assemblies configured to engage a wellbore, for providing a self-centering, reusable anchor location within a wellbore. The extending assemblies include a first set of arms connected to a first brace, a second set of arms connected to a second brace, and a set of footplates. Each footplate in the set of footplates is connected to the first set of arms and the second set of arms. Each footplate includes a fixator coupled to a radially external face and configured to securely engage the wellbore. The system also includes a pull rod rigidly coupled to the first brace and slidably connected to the second brace. Forcing the pull rod in an axial direction shortens a distance between the first brace and the second brace and forces the set of footplates to move in a radial direction toward the wellbore.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272645

Systems and methods for performing instance segmentation. A memory stores instructions for executing processes for performing instance segmentation and a processor configured to execute the instructions. The processes include: generating a learning objective that uses pair-wise relationships between pixels in an input image; sampling pixels in each object instance to determine whether the sampled pixels are within a same object instance; training a neural network using the learning objection, wherein the neural network is configured to make pixel-wise predictions and to assign a cluster index to each pixel of the input image, with each pixel cluster being an object instance; performing graph coloring to assign a color to each object instance, with adjacent object instances having different colors; performing connected component extraction to recover each object instance based on the graph coloring; and generating a rendered image having the assigned color applied to each object instance.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269407

A surgical instrument with a tissue-clamping end effector, where actuation of the instrument is locked out when the thickness of the tissue clamped in the end effector is not within a specified thickness range. The end effector may comprise a tissue thickness module that senses the thickness of the tissue clamped in the end effector. The surgical instrument also comprises a control circuit in communication with the tissue thickness module. The control circuit prevents actuation of a working portion of the end effector when the thickness of the tissue clamped in the end effector is not within the specified thickness range.

Cranial Protective Hydrogel And Hydrogel-Like Helmet Padding

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269192

An example embodiment of a helmet employs a hydrophilic porous material as padding in the helmet in an arrangement designed to protect the brain against impacts that can occur in impact sports, such as football. The amount of reduction of the average magnitude of the acceleration of the head due to padding in the helmet as a result of an impact of the helmet with a surface is limited by the thickness of the helmet padding. There is evidence, however, that the peak acceleration rather than the average acceleration is a significant cause of brain injury. Therefore, the helmet may reduce brain injury that occurs as a result of an impact by using the disclosed padding material in the arrangement with the helmet to tune the acceleration of the skull so that it is never significantly higher than its average during the impact of the helmet with a surface.

Voltage Mode Power Combiner for Radio Frequency Linear Power Amplifier

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273469

A radio frequency (RF) power combining amplifier circuit has a circuit input and a circuit output. A first amplifier is connected to the circuit input and to a first bias input. A first output matching network is connected to an output of the first amplifier and to the circuit output. A second amplifier is connected to the circuit input and to a second bias input. A second output matching network is connected to an output of the second amplifier, and to the circuit output. A voltage level of an input signal applied to the circuit input, together with the respective first bias input and the second bias input, selectively activates the first amplifier and the second amplifier.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271129

In certain embodiments, a sand-boil filter includes a hollow, conical, water-porous structure made of a mesh material having spaced mesh holes. The filter is inserted narrow-end down into a sand boil to allow water to flow from the ground through the mesh material and out the top of the sand boil, while blocking solid matter larger than the mesh holes from passing through the mesh material. In some implementations, the filter is filled with gravel that holds the filter in place while allowing water to flow out of the sand boil. Such filters prevent sand boils from growing while relieving the underground hydrostatic pressure that created the sand boil in the first place and inhibiting subterranean erosion that can cause failure of a nearby levee. The conical shape provides relatively large surface area that inhibits clogging and allows each filter to be used for a range of different sand-boil sizes.

Mobile Electrocardiogram System

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269344

An electrocardiogram (ECG) system is provided. The system includes an ECG device capable of receiving ECG signals from a lead system attached to the user. The ECG device then renders the ECG signals into ECG data, and transmits the ECG data to at least one of a user device, such as a smart phone, or a cloud-based storage system. The user device is capable of rendering the ECG data into an ECG graph, and displaying the ECG graph to the user on an application (app). The system also provides for a cloud-based storage system capable storing the ECG data and providing access to the ECG data to the user and to medical personal.