Total 8012 patents for "2019-09-19"

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190287616

A semiconductor memory device includes a first conductor that extends in a first direction, a second conductor that extends in a second direction, a first memory cell connected between the first conductor and the second conductor and including a phase change element, and a control circuit. The control circuit applies a first voltage across the first memory cell via the first conductor and the second conductor during a first period of time of a write operation targeted to the first memory cell, and a second voltage across the first memory cell via the first conductor and the second conductor during a second period of time of the write operation after the first period. The first voltage is an overshoot voltage. The second voltage is a preset voltage having a magnitude sufficient to place the phase change element in a molten state during the second period of time.

Multiple Flavor Beverage Dispenser

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190284035

A beverage dispenser and methods of beverage dispensing include a dispenser with a beverage valve and a purge valve. The beverage valve is connected the dispenser body and is actively operable to control a flow of a base beverage into a flow path of the dispenser. The purge valve is selectively operable to control a flow of a purge substance into the flow path. A nozzle is configured to mix a flavoring from a flavoring nozzle with a base beverage from the beverage valve prior to dispensing a mixture of the flavoring and the base beverage from the nozzle.

Process for preparing a structurally selective oligomerization catalyst of prolonged stability by precipitation

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190283014

A process for preparing an oligomerization catalyst is based on using nickel aluminosilicate that has high activity and selectivity coupled with adequate service life in the heterogeneously catalysed oligomerization of C3 to C6 olefins or olefin-containing feed mixtures based thereon.

PESTICIDAL AND PARASITICIDAL VINYL ISOXAZOLINE COMPOUNDS

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190281829

The present invention relates to pesticidal and parasiticidal isoxazoline of formula (I) and salts thereof:

Light-Concentrating Mechanism, Photovoltaic Power Generation Device, Window Structure, and Glass Window

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190288145

A light-concentrating mechanism comprises an angle-selective reflection means that reflects light having an incident angle of at least a first threshold angle and transmits at least some of the light having an incident angle smaller than the first threshold angle, and an angle-increase reflection means that reflects incident light at an angle greater than the incident angle of said light, the two means being arranged to have a gap therebetween. The angle-increase reflection means reflects, at an angle equal to or greater than the first threshold angle, at least some of the light transmitted by the angle-selective reflection means, and the angle-selective reflection means reflects the light reflected by the angle-increase reflection means and has an angle that is equal to or greater than the first threshold angle. Light is propagated and concentrated by the gap between the angle-selective reflection means and the angle-increase reflection means.

INHIBITORS OF BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE AND METHOD OF THEIR USE

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190284203

The present disclosure is directed to compounds of formula I and methods of their use and preparation, as well as compositions comprising compounds of formula I.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOTION-BASED CONTROL OF ULTRASOUND IMAGES

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190282213

Systems and methods for controlling parameters associated with ultrasound images displayed on a computing device, based on sensed motion of the computing device, are provided herein. One such system includes an ultrasound probe and a computing device coupled to the ultrasound probe and operable to receive ultrasound signals from the ultrasound probe. The computing device includes a motion sensor that senses motion of the computing device, a display that displays ultrasound images associated with the ultrasound signals received from the ultrasound probe, and an image display controller that controls at least one parameter associated with the displayed ultrasound images based on the sensed motion.

Adjustable Integrated Circuits and Methods for Designing the Same

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190286772

Adjustable integrated circuits and methods for designing the same are provided. In one embodiment, a method of designing an integrated circuit includes determining a plurality of design criteria of the integrated circuit; designing a plurality of circuit blocks of the integrated circuit in accordance with the plurality of design criteria, where one or more circuit blocks in the plurality of circuit blocks include one or more feedback paths; designing a circuit performance monitor, where the circuit performance monitor includes one or more replica feedback paths corresponding to the one or more feedback paths in the one or more circuit blocks, and where the circuit performance monitor is configured to monitor feedback path information of the one or more replica feedback paths; verifying the plurality of circuit blocks and the circuit performance monitor to meet the plurality of design criteria; and producing a verified description of the integrated circuit for manufacturing.

SEPARATOR ASSEMBLY FOR FUEL CELL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEPARATOR ASSEMBLY FOR FUEL CELL

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190288299

A separator assembly for a fuel cell includes a first separator, a second separator, and a joined portion. In the joined portion, the first separator and the second separator are joined to each other through laser welding. The first separator includes a first surface that is intended to be opposed to the membrane electrode assembly. The first surface of the first separator includes an exposed portion where the base of the first separator is exposed. The second separator includes a second surface that is intended to be opposed to the membrane electrode assembly. A film including conductive particles is arranged on the entire second surface of the second separator. The joined portion is formed by irradiating the exposed portion of the first separator with laser.

SINGLE-SERVE FORMED SOLUBLE COFFEE PRODUCT

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190282022

A method for forming a dissolvable freeze dried coffee is disclosed. The method may comprise the steps of freezing a liquid coffee concentrate and freeze drying the frozen liquid coffee concentrate until a hard outer crust is formed which may have a hardness greater than or equal to an interior portion of the freeze dried coffee.

THREAD SCHEDULING FOR MULTITHREADED DATA PROCESSING ENVIRONMENTS

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190286483

Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to implement thread scheduling for multithreaded data processing environments are disclosed. Example thread schedulers disclosed herein for a data processing system include a buffer manager to determine availability of respective buffers to be acquired for respective processing threads implementing respective functional nodes of a processing flow, and to identify first ones of the processing threads as stalled due to unavailability of at least one buffer in the respective buffers to be acquired for the first ones of the processing threads. Disclosed example thread schedulers also include a thread execution manager to initiate execution of second ones of the processing threads that are not identified as stalled.

TGF-BETA RECEPTOR TYPE II VARIANTS AND USES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190284257

In certain aspects, the present disclosure relates to polypeptides comprising a truncated, ligand-binding portion of the extracellular domain of TRII polypeptide useful to selectively antagonize a TRII ligand. The disclosure further provides compositions and methods for use in treating or preventing TGF associated disorders.

ELECTROSURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH ROTATION AND ARTICULATION MECHANISMS

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190282288

An electrosurgical instrument is disclosed including an end effector, a shaft assembly, and a link. The end effector includes a first jaw rotatable relative to a second jaw between an open position and a closed position. The shaft assembly includes an outer tube, a jaw tube disposed within the outer tube, an actuation band operably coupled to the jaw tube. The jaw tube is configured to move within the outer tube between a proximal end and a distal end. The link includes a first end and a second end. The first end of the link is pivotably coupled to the actuation band. The second end of the link is pivotably coupled to the first jaw. The jaw tube is configured to rotate the first jaw towards the closed position based on movement of the jaw tube towards the proximal end.

TRANSMISSION-TYPE HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION-TYPE HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION-TYPE HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190285896

A transmission-type head mounted display apparatus includes: an image display unit configured to transmit an external scene and display an image on the external scene; and a controller configured to control the image display unit, wherein the controller is configured to perform: target acquisition processing for acquiring a position range of one or more target objects included in the external scene; coordinate acquisition processing for acquiring a direction set in accordance with an instruction by a user and an instruction region positioned closest to the user among instruction regions which are portions common with the position range of one or more target objects; and display processing for displaying, on the image display unit, an image corresponding to a specific object being the target object, the position range of which includes the instruction region.

Hybrid Silicon Lasers on Bulk Silicon Substrates

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190288485

Hybrid silicon lasers are provided including a bulk silicon substrate, a localized insulating layer that extends on at least a portion of the bulk silicon substrate, an optical waveguide structure on an upper surface of the localized insulating layer. The optical waveguide structure includes an optical waveguide including a silicon layer. A lasing structure is provided on the optical waveguide structure.

SHADOW DENOISING IN RAY-TRACING APPLICATIONS

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190287291

In various examples, the actual spatial properties of a virtual environment are used to produce, for a pixel, an anisotropic filter kernel for a filter having dimensions and weights that accurately reflect the spatial characteristics of the virtual environment. Geometry of the virtual environment may be computed based at least in part on a projection of a light source onto a surface through an occluder, in order to determine a footprint that reflects a contribution of the light source to lighting conditions of the pixel associated with a point on the surface. The footprint may define a size, orientation, and/or shape of the anisotropic filter kernel and corresponding filter weights. The anisotropic filter kernel may be applied to the pixel to produce a graphically-rendered image of the virtual environment.

WEAR RESISTANT COATING

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190284674

A method of forming a wear resistant and galling resistant coating for abrasive environments and a feed material for the method are disclosed. The feed material is for forming a wear resistant and galling resistant coating on a substrate by a welding process that heats the feed and the substrate. The feed material comprises 35 to 50 wt % titanium nitride particles and a balance of commercially pure titanium or titanium alloy particles and incidental impurities. The method involves delivering the feed material to a surface of a substrate and exposing the feed material and the substrate to sufficient energy to cause at least the commercially pure titanium or titanium alloy particles in the feed to melt and at least some of the titanium nitride particles in the feed to melt, thereby forming a melt pool. On solidification of the melt pool, at least some of the titanium nitride particles are embedded in a matrix formed from melt pool, thereby forming a wear resistant and galling resistant coating on the substrate. A wear resistant and galling resistant coating formed of the feed material is also disclosed.

PHASE ABERRATION CORRECTION IN ULTRASOUND SHEAR WAVE ELASTOGRAPHY AND ASSOCIATED DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190282209

Ultrasound image devices, systems, and methods are provided. In one embodiment, an ultrasound imaging system includes an interface coupled to an ultrasound imaging component and configured to receive a plurality of image data frames representative of a target tissue; and a processing component in communication with the interface and configured to determine a delay profile for the ultrasound imaging component in relation to the target tissue based on the plurality of image data frames; and determine a phase aberration correction configuration for a sequence of one or more shear wave pulses based on the delay profile, the sequence of one or more shear wave pulses associated with the ultrasound imaging component and a stiffness measure of the target tissue.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SERVER FOR PROCESSING DATA RECEIVED FROM ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190286480

A server may include a communication circuit, at least one processor electrically connected to the communication circuit, and at least one memory electrically connected to the at least one processor. The at least one memory stores instructions for receiving, from a first external device, first data related to a user input that requests performance of a task, receiving, second data associated with a plurality of application programs, determining a domain related to the task based on at least some of the first data and at least some of the second data, determining a likely intention of a user providing the user input, based on at least some of the first data, and determining a sequence of states of the first external device based on the domain and the likely intention, providing the sequence of states to the first external device.

MOTOR CONTROL APPARATUS, MOTOR CONTROL PROGRAM, AND MOTOR CONTROL METHOD

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190288626

A motor control apparatus includes a current estimation unit configured to output a detected current value corresponding to each of the three-phase AC currents based on the measured current value and rotor rotation angle information of the motor. The current estimation unit defines a phase whose duty ratio of a driving pulse supplied to an inverter circuit, which generates the three-phase AC currents, becomes more than or equal to an operation switching threshold as an estimation target phase, calculates, for the estimation target phase, an estimated current value based on a coefficient value, which is calculated from the measured current value by the current measurement unit in a period in which the duty ratio of the driving pulse is lower than the operation switching threshold, and the rotor rotation angle information, and outputs the calculated estimated current value as the detected current value of the estimation target phase.

HIERARCHICAL DISPARITY HYPOTHESIS GENERATION WITH SLANTED SUPPORT WINDOWS

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190287259

A method includes capturing a first image and a second image of a scene using at least one imaging camera of an imaging system. The first image and the second image form a stereo image pair and each comprises a plurality of pixels. Each of the plurality of pixels in the second image is initialized with a disparity hypothesis. Matching costs of the disparity hypothesis for each of the plurality of pixels in the second image are recursively determined, from an image tile of a smaller pixel size to an image tile of a larger pixel size, to generate an initial tiled disparity map including a plurality of image tiles. After refining the disparity value estimate of each image tile and including a slant hypothesis, a final disparity estimate for each pixel of the image is generated.

CARGO PALLET WITH EXTRUDED SLOT

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190283931

A panel structure comprised of a plurality of extruded aluminum panel members. The aluminum panel members are joined together into a single structure by a friction stir welding process and at least one of the extruded aluminum panel members includes an extruded slot running along an entire length of the at least one of the extruded aluminum panel members. The extruded slots are used to attach hooks or other suitable retaining devices for securing objects to the panel structure or to directly attach structural elements or modules to the panel structure.

Mutually secure optical data network and method

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190289374

A digital optical data network system for improving information security in Passive Optical Networks (PON) by providing virtual information separation in the router, such as a premise router, or routers interfacing the entire PON, such as by utilizing virtual routing and forwarding, thus allowing safe data traffic between multiple carriers, service providers accessing the PON and multiple end users on the PON such as tenants in a building, employees of a business entity, or subscribers in a residential community.

AVIONICS POWER MANAGEMENT PANEL AND DOOR ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190289733

An avionics power management panel and door assembly where the panel includes a cabinet including a set of walls at least partially defining an interior with an open face and door assembly includes a central panel a front panel that includes a set of rows with apertures formed between two adjacent rows and where the set of rows have a crimped profile.

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190287460

According to one embodiment, a display apparatus having a display device including a plurality of pixels, each of the pixels including: a drive transistor; and a light emitting element coupled to the drive transistor and to a reference potential, wherein a current from the drive transistor to the light emitting element is determined based on a voltage between a gate and a source of the drive transistor, and the display device is configured to divide a one-frame period during which a frame image is being displayed into certain unit time segments each having a same time period and each including one or more light emission time slots during each of which the pixel is emitting light and one or more no-light emission time slots during each of which the pixel is not emitting light, and then configured to switch light emission of the pixel on and off in a manner such that a light quantity in the one or more light emission time slots per each of the unit time segment is equalized.

LAYERED ASSEMBLIES

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190289732

An assembly structure is formed of generally rigid layers of material bonded to generally flexible layers so as to form apparatus including hinges, bearings, and other translating and rotating subunits along with embedded functional devices.

CONVEYOR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIGH SPEED MATERIAL SHEET PROCESSING

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190283181

A conveyor system for rapidly moving and simultaneously processing material sheets through several processing stations, the conveyor system including a chain that moves in an endless loop, and noncontiguous operational and standby skid sections for supporting material sheets and moving with the chain in the endless loop; wherein the conveyor indexes through the processing stations, such that, after each indexing, the conveyor has one skid section that is in operational position associated with each of the processing stations, thus allowing each of the processing stations to operate simultaneously on the associated skid section, during each time period when the conveyor is stopped, after each indexing.

Hair Extension Assembly

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190281912

A hair extension assembly for attachment to a user's hair, includes a first portion including a hair extension strip having a first side to which a first weft of hair is attached; and a second portion including a second hair extension strip having a first side to which a second weft of hair is attached. The first and second portions each include a second side. At least one of the strips includes fasteners on the second side and the other of the strips includes a complementary surface that may include includes fasteners on the second side. The fasteners matingly engage the first and second portions, with the user's hair disposed between the first and second strips when the first and second portions matingly engage.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING A VISUAL FIELD OF A PERSON HAVING A SCOTOMA

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190282082

A method and an apparatus for capturing a visual field of a person having a scotoma, in particular a central scotoma, are disclosed. The method includes continuously capturing the eye alignment of the person with a capturing unit, sampling the visual field of the person point-by-point to determine points suitable and not suitable for sight in the visual field of the person, finding the scotoma as a region with a multiplicity of points not suitable for sight, calculating an outer boundary line of the scotoma, calculating an outer enveloping curve, which surrounds the outer boundary line of the scotoma at a predetermined distance, and displaying the outer enveloping curve on a display unit. The enveloping curve is perceivable by the person on the display unit as a frame of the scotoma.

OPTICAL IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-09-19

Pub Number: US20190285842

A six-piece optical image capturing system is provided. In order from an object side to an image side along the optical axis, the optical image capturing system includes a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element, a sixth lens element. A least one of the first lens element through the fifth lens element has positive refractive power. The sixth lens element has negative refractive power. At least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface thereof is aspheric. At least one of the surfaces of the sixth lens element has an inflection point. The six lenses have refractive power. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the image quality for use in compact cameras.