Total 7514 patents for "2019-09-12"

Half-Bridge Driver Circuit, Related Integrated Circuit and System

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190280635

A half-bridge driver circuit is configured to generate drive signals based on control signals. A processing circuit is configured to generate high side and low side control signals based on a control signal. An edge detector is configured to generate first and second signals in response to rising and falling edges in the control signal. A state machine transitions between states in response to the first and second signals, and is configured to sequentially, in response to the first signal, set the high side and low side control signals low; in response to the second signal, set the high side control signal high and the low side control signal low; in response to the first signal, set the high side and low side control signals low; and in response to the second signal, set the high side control signal low and the low side control signal high.

TURBINE APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190277149

Disclosed is a turbine apparatus. The turbine apparatus includes stator, a rotor rotatably installed in the stator, and a sealing mechanism provided to prevent a working fluid from leaking between the stator and the rotor. The sealing mechanism is configured such that when the rotor is stopped, the sealing mechanism is brought into contact with the rotor, and when the rotor is rotated, the sealing mechanism is formed to be spaced from the rotor by a predetermined gap.

HIGH PERFORMANCE SWITCH DEVICES AND METHODS FOR OPERATING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190280593

Devices, methods and systems provide improved performance for voltage converters and enable more efficient operations by reducing energy loss in a head switch of the voltage converter. These improvements are achieved in-part by reducing one or both of an ohmic conduction loss and a switching loss of the head switch. One example floating head switch includes an n-type metal oxide semiconductor (NMOS) transistor, a capacitor, one or more drivers and an active low switch. The capacitor ends are connected to the supply voltages of the drivers and the active low switch is coupled to, and controlled by, the output of the one or more drivers and turns on or off in response to a change in the input voltage.

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING NATURAL SWEETENER COMBINATIONS AND FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCTS COMPRISING SAME

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190274344

Provided herein are natural sweetener combinations for use in the manufacture of ingestible products, typically foods and beverages, wherein the natural sweetener combinations comprise or consist of two or more of a stevia extract, a sugar alcohol and monk fruit extract. Also provided are ingestible products, typically foods and beverages, containing said natural sweetener combinations.

NON-METAL SPROCKET AND BUSHING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190277384

An apparatus includes a non-metal high torque sprocket and non-metal bushing. The non-metal high torque sprocket includes a body defining an outer periphery and a hub section defining an inner surface for engaging a bushing, a continuous toothed structure disposed on the outer periphery of the body, and a textile reinforcement embedded in the body adjacent the inner surface of the hub section, wherein the body is formed of a castable polymer material. The hub section inner surface is a tapered shape, and is adapted to engage a conventional QD bushing or a taper-lock bushing. The non-metal bushing is engageable by the hub section inner surface of the high torque sprocket. The non-metal bushing may be formed of a castable polymer material, which may optionally include ultra-high molecular weight powder. According to some embodiments, the non-metal bushing is a QD bushing.

BASE STATION AND METHOD THEREIN

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190280902

In order to make it possible to prevent occurrence of an interference among terminal apparatuses when a base station forms a beam toward a terminal apparatus by beam-forming to transmit a downlink signal, and to improve reception quality at a terminal apparatus. A base station of the present disclosure includes a memory storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to: perform channel estimations respectively on a plurality of terminal apparatuses; and determine a transmission layer of a target terminal apparatus by comparing angular profiles respectively obtained on the basis of channel estimates on the target terminal apparatus and at least one comparable terminal apparatus out of the plurality of terminal apparatuses and performing a path exclusion process to exclude, from transmission layers of the target terminal apparatus, a path that falls within a certain angular range around a path angle indicated by an angular profile of the at least one comparable terminal apparatus.

METHOD TO ESTIMATE HEARING IMPAIRMENT COMPENSATION FUNCTION

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190274595

At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to a method of generating a hearing impairment compensation function to process audio reproduced by an earphone device. The compensation function includes processing the audio to compensate for frequency sensitivity to improve speech intelligibility.

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE REDUCTION OF BIOFILM AND SPORES FROM MEMBRANES

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190275468

Methods of cleaning and sanitizing membrane modules within a membrane system are provided. A cleaning solution is circulated through the membrane system for about 2 to about 30 minutes. The cleaning solution includes organic acid and surfactant. A sanitizing solution is added to the cleaning solution to produce a boosted antimicrobial solution comprising an oxidizer. The boosted antimicrobial solution is then circulated through the membrane system for about 1 to about 20 minutes. The methods described are effective for reducing and removing bacterial spores and biofilms from membranes and improving membrane compatibility of effective cleaning and sanitizing solutions.

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190280167

A light emitting device includes a first light emitting, element and a first covering member. The first light emitting element has a peak emission wavelength in a range of 430 nm, or greater and less than 490 nm. The first covering member covers the first light emitting element, and contains a first phosphor having a peak emission wavelength in a range of 490 nm and 570 nm or less. A content of the first phosphor is 50 weight % or greater with respect to a total weight of the first covering member. A mixed color light in which light emitted from the first light emitting element and light omitted from the first phosphor are mixed has an excitation purity of 60% or greater on a 1931CIE chromaticity diagram. The first phosphor contains secondary particles.

TRANSMITTING RADIO EQUIPMENT, RECEIVING RADIO EQUIPMENT AND CORRESPONDING METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING USING A REFERENCE SIGNAL

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190280909

Methods and transmitting and receiving radio equipments for transmitting and receiving a reference signal in a subframe where a portion of one or more multi-carrier modulation symbols that is included in the subframe is used for transmitting control information to receiving radio equipments. The transmitting radio equipment transmits the reference signal overlaid on at least a part of the portion of the one or more multi-carrier modulation symbols that is used for transmitting the control information in the subframe. The reference signal is generated based on at least one parameter. The receiving radio equipment then receives a transmission including the control information and the reference signal in the subframe, and may determine one or more properties of the reference signal based on the at least one parameter and process the reference signal using the determined one or more properties of the reference signal.

INSPECTION DEVICE AND PTP PACKAGING MACHINE

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190279350

An inspection device for inspecting an inspection object portion in a PTP sheet, the inspection device including: an irradiator that irradiates the inspection object portion with light; an imaging device that takes an image of the inspection object portion irradiated with the light; a processor that detects a defect in the inspection object portion from the taken image by using a predetermined luminance threshold value, and determines whether the inspection object portion is non-defective; a verification image generating circuit that generates a verification image in which a virtual defective image is placed in a non-defective image; and a threshold value verifier that causes the processor to determine whether the inspection object portion is non-defective or defective by using the verification image, in place of the image taken by the imaging device, and to verify the luminance threshold value based on a determination result by the processor.

ACTIVE PIXEL SENSOR AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, IMAGER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190281242

An active pixel sensor, a driving method thereof, an imager and an electronic device are disclosed. The active pixel sensor includes: a photosensitive element, configured to convert a received light signal into an electrical signal; a follower circuit, connected with the photosensitive element and configured to convert the electrical signal into an output voltage, the follower circuit including a source follower transistor; and an adjustment circuit, connected with the follower circuit and configured to collect the output voltage of the follower circuit and to adjust a bias current of the source follower transistor according to the output voltage, so as to adjust the output voltage to a preset range.

CHILD SUPPORT DEVICES USING LAYERED MESH MATERIAL

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190274448

A child support device (200) includes a seat (204) and a panel (208) included in or adjacent to the seat. The panel includes a first panel portion (212) including a panel edge (216) defining a panel opening. The first panel portion has a first heat transfer coefficient. A location of the panel opening corresponds to a heat transfer region in which an expected heat received from a child in the seat is greater than a heat reception threshold, A second panel portion is in the panel opening and attached to the panel edge. The second panel portion includes a layered mesh having a second heat transfer coefficient greater than the first heat transfer coefficient and greater than a threshold heat transfer coefficient at which a temperature of the second panel portion while receiving the expected heat is greater than a room temperature by less than a threshold difference, wherein the threshold difference is at most five degrees Fahrenheit.

AEROSOL-GENERATING ARTICLE WITH AN INSULATED HEAT SOURCE

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190274350

An aerosol-generating article is provided, including: an aerosol-forming substrate; a combustible heat source; at least one layer of fibre-reinforced aerogel circumscribing at least a portion of a length of the combustible heat source; one or more airflow pathways configured such that air may be drawn along the one or more airflow pathways through the aerosol-generating article and for inhalation by a user; and one or more non-combustible, substantially air-impermeable, barriers disposed between the combustible heat source and the aerosol-forming substrate.

DEVICE FOR APPLYING A LIQUID MATERIAL TO A SUBSTRATE

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190275540

A dispensing system includes a mobile dispensing device, a fluid transport device, and a fluid supply module. The mobile dispensing device includes a dispensing mechanism carried by a first frame including a first track portion. The fluid transport device includes a second frame supported by at least one wheel for rolling movement of the second frame on the substrate, with the second frame including a second track portion. The fluid supply module includes a base member and at least one reservoir carried by the base member and connectable with the dispensing mechanism for dispensing a fluid stored in the at least one reservoir. The base member includes a third track portion selectively engageable with either one of the first and second track portions for releasable assembly of the fluid supply module with the corresponding one of the mobile dispensing device and the fluid transport device.

ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE SAFETY SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS OF USE

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190278984

An entertainment device safety system includes a video camera configured to capture video of an entertainment device and a user of the entertainment device and a video analytic module to perform real-time video processing of the captured video to generate non-video data from video. A computer receives the video and the non-video data from the video camera analyzes the video or the non-video data to determine a user position in relation to the entertainment device. The user position is compared to a user position rule to determine whether the user position violates the user position rule. A notification is transmitted in response to a determination that the user position violates the user position rule.

PULSE WIDTH MODULATION METHOD, PULSE WIDTH MODULATION SYSTEM, AND CONTROLLER

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190280609

A pulse width modulation method, a pulse width modulation system, and a controller are provided, which change a change rate of a common-mode component of a three-phase converter upon a change of a converter modulation degree, thereby improving stability and harmonic characteristics of the three-phase converter and implementing flexible adaptive adjustment. An example pulse width modulation method includes: obtaining initial three-phase modulation waves and a converter modulation degree; calculating a common-mode-component change-rate adjustment coefficient based on preset modulation parameters and the converter modulation degree; selecting a modulation wave having a minimum absolute value from the modulation wave set as a common-mode modulation wave; and performing waveform superposition on the initial three-phase modulation waves and the common-mode modulation wave to obtain output three-phase modulation waves.

COMBINED SEDIMENTATION TANK

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190276343

A combined sedimentation tank including a flocculation tank, a transition zone and a sedimentation tank which are sequentially connected along a direction that water flows. The sedimentation tank includes a sloping plate zone and a horizontal flow zone. The length of the sloping plate zone is a quarter of the total length of the sedimentation tank. A return pipe is arranged at the bottom of the sloping plate zone. Some of sludge in the sloping plate zone is returned to the flocculation tank through the return pipe to increase the concentration of the suspended solids in the flocculation tank, thereby forming the sediments.

LIVE INTERACTIVE SYSTEM, METHOD, DEVICE AND COMPUTER READABLE STROAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190281326

Embodiments of this application disclose a live streaming interaction system including: a server, an anchor terminal and at least one viewer terminal that have a first communication connection to the server, and intelligent hardware having a second communication connection to the anchor terminal. The server receives a first control request from the viewer terminal, generate a corresponding second control request, and sends the second control request to the anchor terminal. The anchor terminal forwards the second control request to the intelligent hardware. The intelligent hardware then performs a corresponding operation according to the second control request and returns live streaming data to the viewer terminal through the server. As such, the intelligent hardware can support a live streaming process between a user at the anchor terminal and a user at the viewer terminal that can remotely control the intelligent hardware by using the viewer terminal.

ELECTRICAL CONTACT HAVING BULGED RETENTION SECTION WITH A PLURALITY OF THROUGH HOLES THEREIN

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190280406

An electrical contact includes a compliant tail defining a pair of opposite first main face and second main face, and a pair of opposite first side face and second side face linked between the first main face and the second main face. The opposite first side face and second side face are bulged for engagement with an interior surface of the corresponding through hole. A pair of first through holes and a pair of second through holes extend through both the first main face and the second main face. The first through holes are configured with an elongated configuration while the second though holes are located around two opposite upper and lower ends of the first through holes

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190281222

Provided is an electronic device with high portability, a highly browsable electronic device, or an electronic device having a novel light source that can be used in shooting photographs and video. The electronic device includes a camera and a flexible display portion. The display portion has a first region and a second region. The first region has a function of emitting light to a photographic subject. The second region has a function of displaying an image of the photographic subject shot by the camera. The display portion can be bent so that the first region and the second region face in different directions.

SAFETY LOCKED NEEDLE

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190275261

The present teachings relate generally to a medical sampling device assembly (10), comprising: a sampling portion (20) disposed at a distal end (12) of the assembly; handle portion (30) disposed at a proximal end (14) of the assembly and including a bias member (32), a locking member (34) coupled to the bias member, and an indicator member (36); an intermediate portion (40) disposed between and interconnecting the sampling portion and the handle portion; and a sampling member (50) slidably disposed within the handle portion, the intermediate portion, and the sampling portion and protruding distally thereof, and in mechanical communication with the bias member; wherein the indicator member is deployed and the sampling member retracts permanently and completely into the sampling portion upon decoupling the locking member from the sampling member.

DECONTAMINATION DEVICE AND DECONTAMINATION METHOD EMPLOYING SAID DECONTAMINATION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190275185

Decontamination device and method for sterilizing an inside of facility or an inside of a device installed in the facility in which cells, tissues, culture media, sterile reagents, microorganisms or the like are handled or cultured, including: dry fog generating machine, installed in decontamination area, for converting peracetic acid mixed solution containing low-concentration peracetic acid into dry fog and spraying the dry fog into the decontamination area; humidity sensor, installed in decontamination area, for measuring humidity in decontamination area; gas recovery machine, installed in the above decontamination area, for recovering gas in decontamination area; and control device for controlling spraying from dry fog generating machine and gas recovery operation by the gas recovery machine based on information from the above humidity sensor, a main control and monitoring device, installed outside the above decontamination area, for controlling the control devices of one or more of the above decontamination devices.

VEHICLE TO VEHICLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190279501

A vehicle to vehicle communication device including a satellite vehicle signal reception means for suppressing a decrease in relative position accuracy with a small communication amount during a unit time, a communication means, a kinematic acquisition means, a positioning means, a first vehicle information storage means, a second vehicle information storage means configured to record satellite vehicle information and the velocity vector of the second vehicle in each time, a relative position calculation means configured to calculate a relative position from the velocity vector of the first vehicle, the velocity vector of the second vehicle, and the satellite vehicle information, a requested satellite vehicle number generation means configured to generate a requested satellite vehicle number notifying the second vehicle of a satellite vehicle number observed by the first vehicle, and a transmitting satellite vehicle information generation means configured to generate information to be sequentially transmitted to the second vehicle.

LINER PLANARIZATION-FREE PROCESS FLOW FOR FABRICATING METALLIC INTERCONNECT STRUCTURES

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190279873

A method includes forming a dielectric layer on a substrate and patterning the dielectric layer to form an opening in the dielectric layer. A first layer of metallic material (e.g., non-nitride metal) is deposited to form a liner layer on an upper surface of the dielectric layer and on exposed surfaces within the opening. A second layer of metallic material (e.g., copper) is deposited to fill the opening with metallic material. An overburden portion of the second layer of metallic material is removed by planarizing the second layer of metallic material down an overburden portion of the liner layer on the upper surface of the dielectric layer. A surface treatment process (e.g., plasma nitridation) is performed to convert the overburden portion of the liner layer into a layer of metal nitride material. The layer of metal nitride material is selectively etched away using a wet etch process.

MEMORY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING NONVOLATILE MEMORY

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190278502

According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a nonvolatile memory including a plurality of nonvolatile memory dies, and a controller. The controller classifies the nonvolatile memory dies into a plurality of physical sets such that each of the nonvolatile memory dies belongs to only one physical set. The controller creates a plurality of storage regions which share each of the physical sets and each of which spans the physical sets. The controller sets one of the physical sets to a first mode for permitting a write operation and a read operation, and sets each of the other physical sets to a second mode for permitting a read operation and inhibiting a write operation.

OPTIMIZATION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190278829

A first evaluation function calculation unit and a second evaluation function calculation unit calculate a cost function term E i and a penalty function term P i in an evaluation function, respectively. A transition control unit stochastically determines whether to accept any of state transitions, based on a product of a ratio between an inverse temperature i and a penalty factor i and P i and E i . An exchange control unit supplies i and i to each annealing unit, i and i having been set such that each annealing unit has a different ratio between i and i , receives E i and P i from each annealing unit, and exchanges i between first and second annealing units among the plurality of annealing units and i between the first and second annealing units, in accordance with a probability based on i , i , E i , and P i of the first and second annealing units.

TEMPERATURE CONTROL APPARATUS OF VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190277184

A temperature control apparatus of a vehicle of the invention flows a cooling medium in an engine circulation circuit and a battery circulation circuit and an activation of an engine heat exchanging system so as not to perform an engine heat exchanging when an engine temperature is lower than an engine warming end temperature and a battery temperature is lower than a predetermined battery temperature lower than a battery warming end temperature, and flows the cooling medium in the engine circulation circuit and the battery circulation circuit and the activation of the engine heat exchanging system so as to perform the engine heat exchanging when the engine temperature is lower than the engine warming end temperature, and the battery temperature is equal to or higher than the predetermined battery temperature.

RUBBER-CORD COMPOSITE, REINFORCING MEMBER FOR TIRES, AND TIRE USING SAME

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190275838

Provided is a rubber-cord composite, a tire reinforcing member including the composite, and a tire including the reinforcing member. The rubber-cord composite includes a reinforcing cord, and the composite forms a spiral cord layer in the tire reinforcing member. The twist coefficient of the reinforcing cord is 0.3 or less.

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-09-12

Pub Number: US20190279711

A semiconductor memory device includes nonvolatile memory cells. A first circuit is configured to receive data to be written to the plurality of memory cells, read data from the plurality of memory cells, compare the data to be written to the data that was read, identify each memory cell presently storing a data value that differs from a data value to be written, and identify weak bit data in the existing data. A second circuit is configured to simultaneously program the weak bits and memory cells identified as presently storing the data value that differs from the data value to be written to the memory cell.