Total 5180 patents for "2019-09-05"


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270851

High hydroxyl-content organopolysiloxanes of low molecular weight are prepared in a continuous process by metering in alkoxysilanes and chlorosilanes in a weight proportion of 60:40 or more to a reaction mixture containing water and non-polar solvent, and continuously removing an organic phase containing organopolysiloxanes from the reaction mixture.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269880

Embodiments described herein provide for a bone conduction system configured as a pillow, bed cushion, seat or similar body support device. The bone conduction system comprises a plurality of transducers positioned about the pillow, bed cushion, seat or similar body support which when ergonomically positioned on the users skull transmit sound waves to the inner ear.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271298

Provided is a wind turbine rotor blade assembly including a rotor blade with an airfoil section and a root section; a carrier assembly arranged in an interior cavity of the blade and including a number of lifting fittings, wherein a lifting fitting and adapted to engage with a connector of a blade lifting apparatus. A method of lifting a wind turbine rotor blade is also provided.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269624

Provided is a molecular assembly (for example, a polymeric micelle nanoparticle) which is capable of efficiently encapsulating a fat-soluble drug. A molecular assembly comprising: an amphiphilic block polymer A1 comprising a hydrophilic block having a sarcosine unit and a hydrophobic block having a lactic acid unit; a hydrophobic polymer A2 having a lactic acid unit; a fatty acid triglyceride; and a fat-soluble drug. Examples of the fat-soluble drug include miriplatin.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271837

Embodiments of the current invention relate to a light collecting element that includes a plurality of light entrance surfaces, a light exit surface having a circularly shaped outer boundary, and a plurality of light collecting legs, each light collecting leg comprising a leg entrance surface and a leg exit surface, each light collecting leg being configured to guide and mix light entering the corresponding leg entrance surface and exiting the corresponding light collecting leg at the leg exit surface. The leg entrance surfaces of all of the light collecting legs form the plurality of light entrance surfaces of the light collecting element and the leg exit surfaces of all light collecting legs form the light exit surface having the circularly shaped outer boundary. The light collecting legs are arranged relative to one another such that light entering the light collecting legs at all leg entrance surfaces and exiting the light collecting element at the light exit surface converges at a focal plane.

System and Method for Commissioning Mesh Network-Capable Devices within a Building Automation and Control System

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273659

A commissioning system and method that applies a design configuration, representative of a building automation and control system, to a mesh network of network-capable devices. A cloud-based server system works in concert with an installing device, such as a smartphone or tablet, to apply the relevant configuration of scenarios and spaces, as defined in the design configuration during a design phase, to each mesh node in the mesh network. The commissioning system first transforms the defined scenarios and spaces, which essentially represent a logical configuration of the building automation and control system, into a network-centric configuration. Then, the system decomposes the network-centric configuration into a physical configuration of each mesh node, resulting in a set of parameters for each mesh node. The commissioning system then transmits the set of parameters, including one or more group addresses, to the applicable mesh node, for each affected mesh node in the network


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190274128

A method and an apparatus are provided for transmitting and receiving signaling information in a digital broadcasting system. The method includes encoding first signaling information for a physical layer to generate a first coded block; encoding second signaling information to generate a second coded block; and transmitting a frame including the first coded block, the second coded block, and at least one physical layer pipe (PLP) data. The first signaling information has a fixed number of bits, and the second signaling information has a variable number of bits. The first signaling information includes information indicating a forward error correction (FEC) type of the second signaling information for receiving the second information, and the second signaling information includes information indicating a modulation scheme used for a related PLP data.

Method Of Corneal Transplantation Or Corneal Inlay Implantation With Cross-Linking

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269826

A method of corneal implantation with cross-linking is disclosed herein. In one or more embodiments, the method includes the steps of: (i) forming a flap in a cornea of an eye so as to expose a stromal tissue of the cornea underlying the flap; (ii) pivoting the flap so as to expose the stromal tissue of the cornea underlying the flap; (iii) inserting an implant under the flap so as to overlie the stromal tissue of the cornea, wherein the implant is cross-linked so as to prevent an immune response to the implant and/or rejection of the implant by the patient; and (iv) covering the cross-linked implant with the flap, the cross-linked implant being surrounded entirely by the stromal tissue of the cornea.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270587

An attachment system for a vehicle includes a plate and a coupling device coupled to the plate. The coupling device includes a movable portion that is selectively repositionable in a direction along a face of the plate between a first position and a second position. The movable portion is configured to engage an interface of an attachment when selectively positioned into the first position and disengage the interface of the attachment when selectively positioned into the second position.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273344

A method and apparatus (utility) for securing an electrical connection formed by a mating structure including prongs of a male assembly and receptacles of a female assembly are provided. The utility includes a clamping mechanism whereby the very forces that would otherwise tend to pull the connection apart serve to actuate the clamping mechanism, thereby securing the mated pair. The apparatus may be integrated into a standard receptacle, or retrofitted to work with existing devices. In one embodiment, the clamping mechanism acts solely on the ground prong of a standard plug assembly, so that it is unnecessary to consider electrical potentials applied to the clamped prong in relation to the design of the clamping mechanism. Further, the withdrawing movement of the prongs of a plug may cause elongate clamping surfaces of the clamping mechanism to frictionally engage opposing surfaces of the clamped prong.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270139

An irradiating device for irradiating a machining field with a machining beam, in particular with a laser beam, for carrying out a welding process, is provided. The irradiating device includes a beam scanner for aligning the machining beam to a machining position in the machining field. The irradiating device has an imaging device for imaging a part-region of the machining field on a pyrometer which has at least two pyrometer segments. The imaging device images thermal radiation which emanates from the machining position in the machining field on a first pyrometer segment, and images thermal radiation which emanates from a position in the machining field being situated ahead of or behind the machining position along an advancing direction of the machining beam in the machining field on at least one second pyrometer segment. A machine tool having such an irradiating device is also provided.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271001

Compositions and methods comprising polynucleotides and polypeptides having 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) activity and having insensitivity to an HPPD inhibitor are provided. Further provided are nucleic acid constructs, plants, plant cells, explants, seeds and grain having the HPPD sequences. Various methods of employing the HPPD sequences are provided. Such methods include, for example, methods for producing an HPPD inhibitor tolerant plant, plant cell, explant or seed and methods of controlling weeds in a field containing a crop employing the plants and/or seeds disclosed herein. Methods are also provided to identify additional HPPD variants. Further provided are various methods and compositions that allow the various HPPD polypeptides and variant and fragments thereof to be expressed in a chloroplast or transported to a chloroplast.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269577

A bottle assembly includes a container having an open end, a closed end, a base portion, and a neck together defining a liquid chamber within the container. The neck has a rim defining the open end of the container. The bottle assembly also includes a collar assembly generally defining a closure for the container. The collar assembly is configured for releasable engagement with the neck of the container over the open end thereof. The collar assembly includes a collar and a nipple. The bottle assembly further includes a cap including a closed end, an open end, and a side wall extending between the closed end and the open end together defining an interior. The cap is configured for releasable engagement with the collar assembly such that the nipple is received within the interior of the cap. In some embodiments, the bottle assembly includes a vent assembly positionable at least in part on the rim of the container to permit venting of the container during use.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272297

A native object identification method is described. A first topic from a social network can be determined. The social network can be searched for M objects associated with the first topic. A frequency of appearances of each application account in the M objects is counted to obtain top N application accounts having highest frequencies of appearances. M and N can be positive integers. According to an account filter rule, a first application account is identified from the top N application accounts having highest frequencies of appearance. An object associated with the first topic and posted by the first application account is determined as a native object.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273382

A computer implemented method for controlling a power plant system comprising a photovoltaic power source, an inverter, a DC-to-DC converter, an energy storage and an energy storage manager, the method comprising: receiving target value for AC power to be supplied by the inverter; receiving weather forecast information, energy storage status information and photovoltaic power source parameters; generating forecasted energy flow information for the photovoltaic power source based on the weather information and the photovoltaic power source parameters; comparing the forecasted energy flow information and the energy storage status information; and adjusting the target value for the AC power based on the comparison.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271213

A mineralogy composition of a formation of interest is determined using core samples or downhole measurements. A dry permittivity is determined for each identified mineral. A volumetric mixing law is employed using the determined mineralogy composition and the determined dry permitivities. An effective matrix permittivity is determined using results from the volumetric mixing law. Dielectric dispersion measurements of the subject formation are acquired using the core samples or the downhole measurements. A dielectric petrophysical model is produced using the dielectric dispersion measurements and the effective matrix permittivity. A water saturation is estimated based on the dielectric petrophysical model. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) T2 measurements having short echo spacings are acquired. A NMR petrophysical model is generated based on the NMR T2 measurements. A total porosity is determined based on the generated NMR petrophysical model. A total gas-in-place estimate is made using the determined total porosity and the estimated water saturation.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273137

There is provided a new technology for anodic oxidation etching performed to GaN material having arithmetic mean line roughness Ra of 15 nm or less at a measurement length of 100 m on a bottom surface of a recess when anodic oxidation etching is performed at an etching voltage of 1 V while irradiating the GaN material with UV light to form the recess of 2 m in depth.

Systems and Methods for Virtual Facial Makeup Removal and Simulation, Fast Facial Detection and Landmark Tracking, Reduction in Input Video Lag and Shaking, and Method for Recommending Makeup

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269224

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for virtual facial makeup simulation through virtual makeup removal and virtual makeup add-ons, virtual end effects and simulated textures. In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a method for virtually removing facial makeup, the method comprising providing a facial image of a user with makeups being applied thereto, locating facial landmarks from the facial image of the user in one or more regions, decomposing some regions into first channels which are fed to histogram matching to obtain a first image without makeup in that region and transferring other regions into color channels which are fed into histogram matching under different lighting conditions to obtain a second image without makeup in that region, and combining the images to form a resultant image with makeups removed in the facial regions. The disclosure also provides systems and methods for virtually generating output effects on an input image having a face, for creating dynamic texturing to a lip region of a facial image, for a virtual eye makeup add-on that may include multiple layers, a makeup recommendation system based on a trained neural network model, a method for providing a virtual makeup tutorial, a method for fast facial detection and landmark tracking which may also reduce lag associated with fast movement and to reduce shaking from lack of movement, a method of adjusting brightness and of calibrating a color and a method for advanced landmark location and feature detection using a Gaussian mixture model.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272496

A system for managing a lifecycle of each of a plurality of containers remotely located from one or more servers has at least a first database defining information for managing the lifecycles of the plurality containers. Each of the plurality of containers has a sensor device physically coupled thereto. The system includes one or more container management components communicatively coupled to, and remotely located from, the one or more servers, and each container management component manages, at least in part, a lifecycle of one or more of the plurality of containers based at least in part on the information defined in the first database. At least one of the one or more container management components may be included in a sensor device physically coupled to the one or more containers, and the sensor device may be in direct communication with at least one of the one or more servers.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272597

Processing payroll payments for employees is performed by a payment processing system and employee devices, so that the employee can with access security set short pay periods and have wage payments made according to their profile. The payment processing system has an interfacing server, a storage server, and a processing server, using internal signalling and file transfer. They receive from an employer computer net pay data for employees for a long period, and communicating with the employee devices to determine a desired payment split over the long period, and automatically notify an employee device of opening of a window for user editing of a payment split profile, and subsequently are instructed by the employee device as to edit the profile.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270526

Flying machines may be docked during charging or other processes. A tray having multiple docking areas is configured to accommodate flying machines for transport and docking. The docking areas may, but need not, include passageways which may accommodate charging stations. For example, a storage enclosure may be configured to house one or more trays, configured to interface to corresponding charging surfaces. Protective layers and vibration dampening features may be used to soften impacts during storage and transport. A charging station may include electrical terminals, recesses, and locating features for docking a flying machine.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270074

The present invention relates to the use of a molybdenum carboxylate as precursor of a catalyst based on molybdenum sulfide, and also to the process for preparing such a catalyst. The invention also relates to certain molybdenum carboxylates.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271313

A vane pump in which noise can be suppressed is provided. A vane pump (1) includes: a housing (2) having a peripheral wall portion (200), a bottom wall portion (201), and a pump chamber (A); a rotor (3) disposed in the pump chamber (A) to be rotatable; a vane (4) disposed to be slidable in the radial direction with respect to the rotor (3) and partitioning the pump chamber (A) into working chambers (A1, A2); and a reed valve (5) that opens and closes a discharge hole (201 a ) of the bottom wall portion (201). A position at which the sliding direction of the vane (4) with respect to the rotor (3) is inverted from outward in the radial direction to inward is defined as a reference position (1), and a section of the pump chamber (A) on the discharge hole (201 a ) side with respect to the reference position (1) is defined as a discharge section (AD). A pressure relief groove (201 b ) is disposed in a portion of the bottom wall portion (201) corresponding to the discharge section (AD) with a clearance (E) secured between the peripheral wall portion (200) and the pressure relief groove (201 b ). When the vane (4) overlaps the pressure relief groove (201 b ), a pair of the working chambers (A1, A2) on both sides of the vane (4) in the rotational direction communicate with each other via the pressure relief groove (201 b ).


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272732

A vehicle includes an antenna device to receive a wireless signal, a measuring device to measure a direction of arrival of the wireless signal received by the antenna device, a calculation circuit to estimate a position of the transmitter from the direction of arrival of the wireless signal as measured by the measuring device, and a localization device to output position information by estimating the vehicle's own position. The localization device outputs the position information of the vehicle at least when the calculation circuit has estimated the position of the transmitter.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190269402

A surgical staple including at least two deformable members which can be bent upon contacting an anvil of a surgical stapler. In various embodiments, at least a portion of the deformable members can include a non-circular cross-section which can dictate the direction and manner in which the deformable members are bent. In at least one embodiment, the non-circular cross-section can include a flat portion which can cause the deformable members to bend in the direction of the flat portion. In various embodiments, the at least two deformable members can be connected by a dissolvable or bioabsorbable crown. In at least one various embodiment, the crown can dissolve and can, depending on the cross-sectional geometry of the deformable members, reduce the force or pressure applied to soft tissue captured within the staple by the bent deformable member.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190274004

Systems and methods for location tracking notification are provided. Location sharing involves a mobile device sending location information to another device. This can allow another device to track the geographic location of the mobile device. Even though permissions can restrict access of the location information to only authorised users, the user of the mobile device might nonetheless wish to be informed of when another user is tracking their location. In accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure, if the location of the mobile device is being tracked, then the mobile device executes a user notification indicating that the location of the mobile device is being tracked. This can inform the user that their location is being tracked.

Reference Signal Transmission Method and Apparatus

Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190273596

Embodiments disclose a reference signal transmission method and an apparatus. The method includes receiving reference signal resource configuration information sent by a base station, where the reference signal resource configuration information includes antenna port quantity information and a resource configuration index. The method also includes determining a reference signal configuration from a reference signal configuration set according to the antenna port quantity information and the resource configuration index. The method also includes obtaining, according to the determined reference signal configuration, positions of the resource elements (REs) that are used to send the reference signal on the antenna ports in the antenna port set, and receiving reference signals according to the positions of the REs.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190271262

Disclosed is a prechamber device for a combustion engine. The prechamber device comprises a prechamber body circumferentially enclosing a prechamber cavity, a nozzle body extending from the prechamber body and disposed at a first axial end of the prechamber device, wherein an interior of the nozzle body is in fluid communication with and provides an appendix of the prechamber cavity. The prechamber body and the nozzle body are provided as a wall comprising an inner surface and an outer surface and comprise a first material. A core member of a second material is enclosed inside the wall between the inner surface and the outer surface and axially extending inside the nozzle body, enclosed by the first material.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190270996

A method of reducing the level of a transcription product in a cell comprising contacting with the cell a composition comprising a double-stranded nucleic acid complex comprising a first nucleic acid strand annealed to a second nucleic acid strand, wherein: (i) the first nucleic acid strand hybridizes to the transcription product and comprises (a) a region consisting of at least 4 consecutive nucleotides that are recognized by RNase H when the strand is hybridized to the transcription product, (b) one or more nucleotide analogs located on 5 terminal side of the region, (c) one or more nucleotide analogs located on 3 terminal side of the region and (d) a total number of nucleotides and nucleotide analogs ranging from 8 to 35 nucleotides and (ii) the second nucleic acid strand comprises (a) nucleotides and optionally nucleotide analogs and (b) at least 4 consecutive RNA nucleotides.


Pub Date: 2019-09-05

Pub Number: US20190272152

Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a Random Telegraph Noise source for use within true random number generators, comprising: subjecting a single semiconductor device to stress for a given period of time; and conditioning the single semiconductor device for a given period of time. Also disclosed is a true random number generator and a method of generating true random numbers.