Total 5180 patents for "2019-09-05"

MULTI-LAYER IMAGING

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271841

For multi-layer imaging, an apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a transparent display having multiple liquid crystal display (LCD) layers. The apparatus includes an image capture module that interfaces with a camera to capture multiple images of a target object. The apparatus includes an image processing module that identifies a bright spot in first and second images, identifies the target object in the first and second images proximate to the bright spot, and modifies at least one of first and second images to diminish the bright spot and to emphasize the target object. The apparatus includes an image display module that interfaces with the transparent display member to display the first image with the first LCD layer and display the second image with the second LCD layer after modifying at least one of the first and second images.

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICE, POWER SUPPLY UNIT FOR ELECTRONIC SMOKING APPARATUS, AND ELECTRONIC SMOKING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273383

A portable electronic smoking device includes a housing, an electronic smoking apparatus, and an energy storage device. The housing is provided with at least one receiving slot for receiving the electronic smoking apparatus, the electronic smoking apparatus is mounted on a bottom wall of the receiving slot, and a part of an outer peripheral surface of the electronic smoking apparatus is covered by the receiving slot. The housing is mounted with a first magnet. The electronic smoking apparatus is received in the receiving slot when it's not in use, a part of the body of the electronic smoking apparatus is exposed, in the state where the electronic smoking apparatus is placed horizontally. Thus it's convenient to use and reachable, and it's helpful to the heat dissipation of the electronic smoking apparatus. In addition, the first magnet is configured at the bottom wall of the receiving slot, without worrying about the electronic smoking apparatus falling from the receiving slot.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273066

A semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor chip having a first inductor element and a second inductor element on a first main surface side, a second semiconductor chip having a third inductor element on a second main surface side, and a third semiconductor chip having a fourth inductor element on a third main surface side. The first and second inductor elements are arranged to be separated from each other in a first direction of the first main surface, the first and second main surfaces face each other, and the first and third inductor elements overlap each other. The first and third main surfaces face each other, the second and fourth inductor elements overlap each other, and a creepage distance between the second and third semiconductor chips is larger than a separation distance between the second and third semiconductor chips.

IMAGE CODING APPARATUS, IMAGE CODING METHOD, IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS, IMAGE DECODING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273942

An image coding apparatus which divides each of one or more image frames into a plurality of rectangular tiles according to a predetermined tile division method and encodes each tile, the image coding apparatus includes an input unit configured to input from outside, tile division information indicating a divided state of the tiles and a preview area to be used in a preview in which an image is displayed in a smaller size as compared to a size of the frame, a determination unit configured to determine from the tile division information and the preview area to be used in the preview, preview tile to be used in a preview, a generation unit configured to generate tile preview information including identification information of tiles corresponding to the determined preview tile.

NEW DEVICE FOR GAS-LIQUID SEPARATION, INTENDED FOR THREE-PHASE FLUIDISED BED REACTORS SUCH AS THOSE USED IN THE H-OIL PROCESS

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270941

A device for gas-liquid separation, intended to equip three-phase fluidized bed reactors such as those used in the H-oil process. The device has a succession of two bends situated in different planes, which device accomplishes excellent separation of the gas and of the liquid.

EXTRACTION CLEANER

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269291

A surface cleaning apparatus includes a housing, a fluid delivery system including a supply tank removably mounted on the housing and a fluid distributor, a fluid recovery system having a recovery tank removably mounted on the housing, an extraction nozzle, a motor/fan assembly, and a supply tank receiver provided on the housing for receiving the supply tank and comprising a void at least partially defining a seat for the supply tank.

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PLATE-SHAPED BONDED BODY, BONDING DEVICE, AND PLATE-SHAPED BONDED BODY

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271876

A method for quickly applying and spreading adhesive between substrates without leaving air bubbles. The method includes holding two substrates apart from each other with adhesive sides facing, a second substrate being positioned above a first substrate. The second substrate is suspended in a manner so as to cause a portion to warp towards the first substrate. After a liquid filler is applied between the two substrates, rollers are lowered onto the second substrate and moved so as to disperse the liquid filler between the first and second substrates. In accordance with the rolling of the rollers, end portions of the second substrate are lowered towards the first substrate.

DUAL-VOLTAGE BATTERY WITH CURRENT SENSORS, AND CALIBRATION METHOD FOR THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271748

A dual-voltage battery for a vehicle includes a multiplicity of battery cells, wherein a group of battery cells in each case is connected to form a battery cell block and a battery electronic system with a plurality of power switching elements for connecting at least individual battery cell blocks in series and/or in parallel, wherein a first voltage is provided in a first connection arrangement of the battery cell blocks and wherein a second voltage is provided in a second connection arrangement of the battery cell blocks, characterized in that a block current sensor with a measurement resistor is associated with at least individual battery cell blocks and is designed to measure a block current through the one associated battery cell block.

HIGH-LINEARITY CMOS WIFI RF POWER AMPLIFIERS IN WIDE RANGE OF BURST SIGNALS

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273473

An RF power amplifier biasing circuit has a start ramp signal input, a main current source input, an auxiliary current source input, and a circuit output. A ramp-up capacitor is connected to the auxiliary current source input. A ramp-up switch transistor is connected to the start ramp signal input and is selectively thereby to connect the auxiliary current source input to the ramp-up capacitor. A buffer stage has an input connected to the ramp-up capacitor and an output connected to the main current source input at a sum node. A mirror transistor has a gate terminal corresponding to the circuit output and a source terminal connected to the sum node and to the gate terminal.

Policy and Charging Enforcement Function Apparatus, Online Charging Apparatus, and Online Charging Method

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273825

A policy and charging enforcement function (PCEF) apparatus, an online charging apparatus, and an online charging method, where the online charging method includes receiving a policy and charging control (PCC) rule from a policy and charging rules function (PCRF), determining that a service data flow of a user equipment is a sponsor service data flow sponsored by a sponsor, determining, based on a rating group of the sponsor service data flow included in the PCC rule, whether the PCEF apparatus has a credit quota available to the sponsor service data flow when the sponsor service data flow uses online charging, and sending a credit control request including the rating group to the online charging apparatus when the PCEF apparatus does not have the credit quota available to the sponsor service data flow.

OPERATING METHOD FOR A DUAL-VOLTAGE BATTERY

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273389

An operating method for a dual-voltage battery of a vehicle includes a plurality of battery cell blocks and a battery electronic system with a plurality of power switching elements for optionally connecting individual, in any case individual battery cell blocks, in parallel and/or in series, wherein a first battery cell block and at least one additional battery cell block of a group of battery cell blocks are connected in parallel in a first connection arrangement in order to provide a first voltage and in series in a second connection arrangement in order to provide a second voltage, wherein a parallel connection switch and a series connection switch are associated with the first battery cell block of the group of battery cell blocks to produce the parallel and/or series connection.

Livelock Detection in a Hardware Design Using Formal Evaluation Logic

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272350

A hardware monitor arranged to detect livelock in a hardware design for an integrated circuit. The hardware monitor includes monitor and detection logic configured to detect when a particular state has occurred in an instantiation of the hardware design; and assertion evaluation logic configured to periodically evaluate one or more assertions that assert a formal property related to reoccurrence of the particular state in the instantiation of the hardware design to detect whether the instantiation of the hardware design is in a livelock comprising the predetermined state. The hardware monitor may be used by a formal verification tool to exhaustively verify that the instantiation of the hardware design cannot enter a livelock comprising the predetermined state.

PORTABLE MULTI-COLOR FLUORESCENCE DETECTION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271651

The portable multi-color fluorescence detection device includes a plurality of wells, an illumination module and a detection module. The plurality of wells configured for accommodating fluorescent mixture. The illumination module comprises at least two light sources and a color combination prism, the color combination prism being configured for combing different frequency light emitting form the at least two light sources into combination beams in parallel toward the plurality of wells for exciting the fluorescent mixture to generate fluorescent light. The detection module comprises a plurality of fiber bundles and an imaging unit, each of the fiber bundles be coupled with the corresponding well, wherein the fluorescent light is transmitted to the imaging unit through the plurality of fiber bundles and converted into an electrical signal by the imaging unit.

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FLUID-FILLED CHAMBERS

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270267

A method includes positioning a first polymer sheet on a substantially first flat surface of a tool, positioning a second polymer sheet on the first polymer sheet, and moving a second substantially flat surface of the tool into contact with the second polymer sheet. The method also includes maintaining a gap between the first polymer sheet and the second polymer sheet at a predetermined area and heating one of the two substantially flat surfaces of the tool to heat one of the first polymer sheet and the second polymer sheet. The method further includes joining the first polymer sheet and the second polymer sheet together at locations outside of the predetermined area to define a peripheral bond of the chamber.

REPOSITIONING OF A DISPLAY ON A TOUCH SCREEN BASED ON TOUCH SCREEN USAGE STATISTICS

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273819

Repositioning of a display on a touch screen based on touch screen usage statistics. Usage information of the touch screen is obtained, based on using the touch screen, which includes a plurality of contact points. Based on the usage information, positioning information for a display to be depicted on the touch screen is determined. The display is to be used to enter data and includes multiple contact points. Based on the positioning information, the display is repositioned on the touch screen. The repositioning includes moving one or more contact points of the multiple contact points from one or more locations on the touch screen to one or more other locations on the touch screen.

BATTERY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING BATTERY

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273240

A welding step involves solid-state welding together an external terminal and a seat portion of an internal terminal by causing the external terminal or the internal terminal to vibrate while detaching an insulator from the external terminal in at least a region surrounding the seat portion and pressing the external terminal against the seat portion.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING DIGITAL DOCUMENTS FROM A PLURALITY OF SOURCES

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272304

A method for collection of digital documents from a plurality of sources, the method comprising:

Impedance-enriched electrophysiological measurements

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269348

A diagnostic system includes an array of electrodes, which are coupled to a body surface of a living subject at different, respective positions in proximity to a region of interest within the body. A switched impedance network applies varying loads to the electrodes. A processor is coupled to receive and measure electrical signals from the electrodes as a function of the varying loads, and to analyze the measured signals so as to compute a local electrical characteristic of one or more locations within the region of interest.

DISPLAY INPUT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY INPUT DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272092

A display input device includes a display panel, a touch panel, and a controller. The controller displays a cursor which indicates an input position in an input result display field. When a specific key is touched first, and while the touch is kept, the touched position moves to a character key, and then the touch ceases, the controller makes the cursor move to the position of the character corresponding to a touch-end key, which is the character key on which the touch ceases.

SOLID FREEFORM FABRICATION USING A PLURALITY OF MODELING MATERIALS

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270253

A system and methods for solid freeform fabrication of an object is disclosed. The system comprises a solid freeform fabrication apparatus having a plurality of dispensing heads, a building material supply apparatus configured to supply a plurality of building materials to the fabrication apparatus, and a control unit configured for controlling the fabrication apparatus and the supply apparatus based on an operation mode selected from a plurality of predetermined operation modes.

PAYMENT DEVICE WITH TOUCH SCREEN

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272531

A dedicated transaction device is provided. The device includes a processor, a memory, and a touch screen display for providing a user interface for the computing device. The memory holds a transaction application. The processor is adapted to perform the transaction application and therein obtain user input from the touch screen display in staging a transaction. A method of staging a transaction using such a device is also provided.

CIRCUIT BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190274215

A circuit board is obtained by providing a wiring pattern on an insulating board. The circuit board includes a first region and a second region. In the first region, a first wiring pattern is provided on which a first surface treatment is applied. In the second region, a second wiring pattern is provided on which a second surface treatment having a cutting fluid resistance and/or a humidity resistance lower than the first surface treatment is applied.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING AUTOMATED HIGH SCALE FABRICATION OF CUSTOM ITEMS

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272599

Method and system for providing volume manufacturing of customizable items including receiving a data package including a plurality of manufacturing parameters, each of the plurality of manufacturing parameters associated with a unique item, verifying the received data package, and implementing a manufacturing process associated with the received data package is provided.

REUSABLE SURFACE COVER AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270277

A reusable surface cover and method are disclosed herein. The reusable surface cover, in an embodiment, includes at least one layer having silicon. The at least one layer is configured to be removably coupled to a target surface. The at least one layer, in an embodiment, is configured to secure a plurality of objects to the target surface.

DELIVERING INFORMATION ABOUT AN IMAGE CORRESPONDING TO AN OBJECT AT A PARTICULAR LOCATION

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272336

An information delivery system has a computational device connected over a network with a server and associated storage device. The computational device is configured with functionality that generates a message requesting information relating to a particular geolocation that is stored in association with the server. The server identifies one or more files corresponding to the location information in the message and delivers them to the computational device, which compares information in the files with a visual image relating to an object selected by a computational device user and with an object type relating to the visual image, and displays information in a file if the visual image selected by the user matches visual image information in the file.

INTEGRATING BROADCAST MEDIA STREAMS WITH USER MEDIA STREAMS

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273970

Various embodiments of systems, apparatus, and/or methods are described for integrating a broadcast media stream with media streams from one or more amateur sources. In one implementation, a method includes receiving, at a stream integrator, one or more user media streams captured by one or more user capture devices, receiving a broadcast stream from a broadcast provider, selecting at least one of the one or more user media streams based on one or more parameters, and integrating one or more of the selected user media streams into the broadcast stream.

SECURE SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP BY PIEZOELECTRICITY

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273049

The subject disclosure relates to techniques for providing semiconductor chip security using piezoelectricity. According to an embodiment, an apparatus is provided that comprises an integrated circuit chip comprising a pass transistor that electrically connects two or more electrical components of the integrated circuit chip. The apparatus further comprises a piezoelectric element electrically connected to a gate electrode of the pass transistor; and a packaging component that is physically connected to the piezoelectric element and applies a mechanical force to the piezoelectric element, wherein the piezoelectric element generates and provides a voltage to the gate electrode as a result of the mechanical force, thereby causing the pass transistor to be in an on-state. In one implementation, the two or more electrical components comprise a circuit and a power source. In another implementation, the two or more electrical components comprise two circuits.

SYSTEM FOR COLLISION AVOIDANCE AND METHOD FOR COLLISION AVOIDANCE

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272757

A system and a method for collision avoidance within a monitoring zone includes a first transmitter and receiver apparatus disposed on an industrial truck, a second transmitter and receiver apparatus disposed on a movable object, and at least two stationary positioning apparatuses that are set up for transmitting and receiving electromagnetic signals. A position of the movable object within the monitoring zone is determined. It is determined whether a collision risk exists between the industrial truck and the movable object, and safety measures are initiated if such a collision risk exists. The monitoring zone may include at least one separation zone, wherein no collision risk between the industrial truck and the movable object is determined to exist if the object position is located within the separation zone.

Apparatus for Bagging a Bale and Method of Bagging Such Bale

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270532

A bale bagging apparatus and method are provided. The bale bagging apparatus includes a bale feeding station, a bale chute, a bale bagging station, and a transportation system that transports a bale to be bagged from the bale feeding station through the bale chute and into the bale bagging station. The bale bagging station includes a bag receptacle, a first opening, and a bag retrieval assembly. The bag receptacle is positioned on a side opposite of the first opening from the side of the first opening on which the bale to be bagged is to be transported. The bag retrieval assembly retrieves a bag from the bag receptacle through the first opening. The bag retrieval assembly positions a first end of said bag around at least a portion of the bale chute before the bale to be bagged is transported through the bale chute by the transportation system.

Integrated Fan-Out Package and the Methods of Manufacturing

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273064

A method includes forming a first through-via from a first conductive pad of a first device die, and forming a second through-via from a second conductive pad of a second device die. The first and second conductive pads are at top surfaces of the first and the second device dies, respectively. The first and the second conductive pads may be used as seed layers. The second device die is adhered to the top surface of the first device die. The method further includes encapsulating the first and the second device dies and the first and the second through-vias in an encapsulating material, with the first and the second device dies and the first and the second through-vias encapsulated in a same encapsulating process. The encapsulating material is planarized to reveal the first and the second through-vias. Redistribution lines are formed to electrically couple to the first and the second through-vias.