Total 6516 patents for "2019-10-10"

Post-Tessellation Blending in a GPU Pipeline

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190311529

Implementations of blender hardware perform both domain shading and blending and whilst some vertices may not require blending, all vertices require domain shading. The blender hardware includes a cache and/or a content addressable memory and these data structures are used to reduce duplicate domain shading operations

Source/Drain Features with an Etch Stop Layer

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190311957

The present disclosure provides a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a substrate having a first device region and a second device region, a first fin over the substrate in the first device region, a second fin over the substrate in the second device region, a first epitaxial feature over the first fin in the source/drain region of the first fin, a second epitaxial feature over the second fin in the source/drain region of the second fin, and a dielectric layer on the first and second epitaxial features. The first epitaxial feature is doped with a first dopant of a first conductivity and the second epitaxial feature is doped with a second dopant of a second conductivity different from the first conductivity. The dielectric layer is doped with the first dopant.

AT Commands for 5G Session Management

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190313276

A method of defining ATtention (AT) commands for 5G session management operations is proposed. In one example, the AT command can be a set command for configuring a PDU session establishment procedure. Additional 5G parameters including PDU session ID, Single-Network Slice Selection Assistance Information (S-NSSAI), Service and Session Continuity (SSC) mode, access type, and Reflective QoS (RQ) indication are defined for AT command +CGDCONT to configure the PDU session. In another example, the AT command can be a read command for querying PDU session and QoS flow parameters. Additional 5G parameters including PDU session ID (PSI), QoS flow ID (QFI), S-NASSI, SSC mode, access type, and RQ timer are defined for AT command +CGCONTRDP or +CGSCONTRDP.

System and Method for Well Drilling Control Based on Borehole Cleaning

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190309614

Systems and methods for determining the cleaning effectiveness of a well borehole during drilling. A control system may monitor various parameters, including the volume of drilling mud and any materials entering a borehole, including by a flow rate, and the volume of fluids and materials (such as drilling mud and rock) exiting a borehole, including by a flow rate, and determining if there is a difference, the value of any such difference, whether the value is within one or more target ranges, falls below a threshold therefor, or exceeds a threshold therefor. If the control system determines that the value of the difference in volumes indicates that corrective action is appropriate, then taking such corrective action by modifying one or more drilling parameters.

BEVERAGE CONTAINER AND LID ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190308144

A beverage container may comprise a beverage container lid assembly comprising at least one concentrate well to hold a concentrate vessel, a concentrate vessel retainer for each concentrate well to secure the concentrate vessel in the concentrate well, a feed line for each concentrate well comprising a feed line needle to puncture the concentrate vessel in the at least one concentrate well, a Venturi mixer in fluid communication with each feed line, a mixing valve in fluid communication with each feed line, wherein fluid flows from the concentrate vessel to the Venturi mixer when the mixing valve is open and the concentrate vessel is punctured by the feed line needle. Methods of using the beverage container and beverage container lid assembly are also described.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING POWER AND DATA TO DEVICES

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190313503

Systems and methods are provided to transmit a data encoded power signal to addressable devices. A data signal includes address and command data that varies between logical states. A controller provides a low loss rectified power signal. The controller further provides data within the power signal by forming a positive polarity rectified power waveform corresponding to data in a first state and a negative polarity rectified waveform signal corresponding to data in a second state using substantially loss-less circuitry.

SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190312520

In a switching power supply device, a snubber circuit includes a snubber capacitor, a FET, and a snubber inductor. The snubber capacitor stores therein surge power due to a reverse recovery time of FETs. The FET discharges the surge power stored in the snubber capacitor. The snubber inductor is provided in a stage following the FET. The controller controls an actual on-duty at which the FET of the snubber circuit is turned on based on the surge power. The controller can set an on-duty lower limit indicating the lower limit of the actual on-duty. The on-duty lower limit is smaller than the actual on-duty set for the FET in a continuous current mode in which an electric current flowing through the snubber inductor continuously flows and larger than 0.

Bipolar Bone Anchor With Connection For Electrostimulation

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190308014

An electrical stimulation anchor is configured to be electrically coupled to a power source, such as a transducer, that is external to the electrical stimulation anchor. The electrical stimulation anchor can include a bone anchor that is configured to be secured to a bone. The bone anchor can define a first electrode, a second electrode, and an isolating portion between the first electrode and the second electrode. The electrical stimulation anchor can further include a connection unit attached to the bone anchor. The connection unit can define a first contact member that electrically connects to the first electrode, and a second contact member electrically isolated from the first contact member. The second contact member can be electrically connected to the second electrode. The first and second contact members are configured to draw electrical current from the transducer so as to establish a voltage differential between the first and second electrodes.

Monitoring System With Serial Data Lane Transmission Network

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190310310

Systems, methods, and devices for monitoring operation of industrial equipment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a monitoring system is provided that includes a passive backplane and one more functional circuits that can couple to the backplane. Each of the functional circuits that are coupled to the backplane can have access to all data that is delivered to the backplane. Therefore, resources (e.g., computing power, or other functionality) from each functional circuits can be shared by all active functional circuits that are coupled to the backplane. Because resources from each of the functional circuits can be shared, and because the functional circuits can be detachably coupled to the backplane, performance of the monitoring systems can be tailored to specific applications. For example, processing power can be increased by coupling additional processing circuits to the backplane.

EFFICIENT REWRITE USING LARGER CODEWORD SIZES

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190311741

In one embodiment, a method includes writing a data set to a sequential access medium. The method also includes reading the data set after being written in a read-while-write process to identify faulty encoded data blocks, each of the faulty encoded data blocks including at least one faulty codeword. Moreover, the method includes rewriting a correct version of a first of the encoded data blocks in a first encoded data block set to the rewrite area of the sequential access medium selected from a predetermined subset of logical tracks. The predetermined subset of logical tracks includes D1+D2+1 logical tracks. Only one encoded data block from a particular sub data set is rewritten in a single encoded data block set in the rewrite area.

KIT FOR CONSTRUCTING A STACKABLE COLUMN

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190308341

A kit for constructing a stackable column, the kit including at least four pre-fabricated interlocking members. Each interlocking member also includes a lower segment wall and an upper segment wall. The lower segment wall extends in a first direction as well as a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The upper and lower segments each have at least three edges with locking features for engagement with an adjacent interlocking member. The plurality of interlocking members surround and are secured to a post with a brick tie. The interlocking members include features on the at least three edges for locking engagement with an adjacent interlocking member.

BATTERY APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190312313

A battery apparatus for a vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes a basic battery pack that is mounted within the vehicle and an auxiliary battery pack that is selectively mountable within the vehicle. The auxiliary battery pack is connected in series with or in parallel to the basic battery pack.

RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE FOR UNLICENSED CELLS

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190313464

A user equipment includes circuitry which selects a random access preamble sequence, and a transmitter which transmits the random access preamble sequence to a base station in a frequency bandwidth of an unlicensed band, and performs at least one of a first operation and a second operation. In the first operation, the circuitry selects a first sequence as the random access preamble sequence, the first sequence having a length longer than a length of a random preamble sequence used for a licensed band, and the transmitter transmits the first sequence in the frequency bandwidth of the unlicensed band. In the second operation, the circuitry selects a second sequence as the random access preamble sequence, the second sequence having a length equal to the length of a random preamble sequence used for the licensed band, and the transmitter transmits the second sequence with repetitions in the frequency bandwidth of the unlicensed band.

INGESTIBLE DEVICE RECOVERY SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190307434

Various embodiments are described herein for a recovery tool kit system including a recovery tool and an associated retrieval method for retrieving and storing an ingestible device.

MANAGING A VIRTUALIZED APPLICATION WORKSPACE ON A MANAGED COMPUTING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190310889

Methods and systems for providing load balancing are provided. Example embodiments provide a Application Workspace System AWS which enables users to access remote server-based applications using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. In one embodiment, a load balancing message bus is provided that performs load balancing and resource discovery within the AWS. For example, the AWS may use a broadcast message-bus based load balancing to determine which servers to use to launch remote application access requests or to perform session management. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.

BATTERY STATE-OF-CHARGE INDICATION

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190312447

A state-of-charge (SOC) circuit can activate an SOC indicator in response to detecting that a charge-storing device has an SOC exceeding a threshold SOC. The SOC circuit can deactivate the SOC indicator in response to detecting that the charge-storing device does not exceed a threshold SOC. The SOC circuit can minimally discharge a charge-storing device that does not exceed the threshold SOC. A container can include a retainer for a charge-storing device and an associated SOC circuit and SOC indicator. The SOC indicator can be observable external to the container. A method for indicating SOC of a charge-storing device can activate an indicator in response to a charge-storing having a voltage exceeding a threshold voltage, and deactivating the indicator in response to the charge-storing having a voltage that does not exceed the threshold voltage. The method can further include minimally discharging the charge-storing device below the threshold voltage.

POLARITY-CONDITIONED MEMORY CELL WRITE OPERATIONS

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190311768

Methods, systems, and devices for polarity-conditioned memory cell write operations are described. A memory cell may be written with a logic state by performing a write operation that includes applying a first write voltage across the memory cell with a first polarity, and applying a second write voltage across the memory cell after applying the first write voltage of the write operation, the second write voltage of the write operation having a second polarity that is different than the first polarity. In some examples, performing a write operation on a memory cell having different voltage polarities across the memory call may allow such a write operation to be completed in a shorter time than a write operation having a voltage of a single polarity.

COMPRESSOR ASSEMBLY COMPRISING RADIAL PISTONS

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190308472

A compressor assembly for supplying pressure medium to a tire cavity of a vehicle wheel that can be mounted on a wheel hub which is mounted on a wheel carrier so as to be rotatable about an axis of rotation. A transmission, preferably a cam mechanism, is equipped, through a cooperation of a wheel mount-side transmission part with a hub-side transmission part, to convert a rotary movement between the wheel mount side and the wheel hub side into an oscillating translatory movement of the compressor component, with the translatory movement of the compressor component extending at least partially, preferably entirely, in a radial direction that is oriented orthogonally to the axis of rotation.

Solid Wax Composition and Solid Oily Cosmetic

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190307672

The present invention provides a composition that has an excellent hardness adjustment action, can be used as a solidifying agent for various cosmetics, and when added to cosmetics, can impart those cosmetics with excellent shape retention properties, an oil oozing suppression effect during use, a favorable texture and good storage stability, and also provides an oily solid cosmetic to which the composition has been added. Specifically, the invention provides a solid wax composition containing a component (A):candelilla wax, and a component (B): a monoester having a total of 40 to 48 carbon atoms, wherein the mass ratio between the component (A) and the component (B) in the solid wax composition satisfies component (A):component (B)=45:55 to 95:5, and the monoester is a monoester of a monovalent fatty acid and a monohydric alcohol.

EXPANDED DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190307593

A folded expandable gastro-retentive device and its uses in human medical care include, inter alia, appetite suppression in a subject in need thereof. The expanded device can be included in kits.

Synthetic Base and Associated Methods

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190307153

Glycine is an organic compound that can be used in the making of a synthetic base that obviates all the drawbacks of strong bases such as sodium hydroxide. The new compound is made by dissolving glycine in water and adding calcium hydroxide at a molar ration of about 1:1. Next, sodium percarbonate is dissolved in the solution to produce the new compound, which can be referred to as glycine hydroxide.

UPGRADING FUSEL OIL MIXTURES OVER HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSTS TO HIGHER VALUE RENEWABLE CHEMICALS

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190308922

This present disclosure relates to catalytic processes for upgrading crude and/or refined fusel oil mixtures to higher value renewable chemicals, via mixed metal oxide or zeolite catalysts. Disclosed herein are processes passing a vaporized stream of crude and/or refined fusel oils over various mixed metal oxide catalysts, metal doped zeolites, or non-metal doped zeolites and/or metal oxides providing options to valorize fusel oil mixtures to higher value products. Renewable chemicals formed, via these upgrading catalyst platforms, are comprised of, but not limited to, methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), di-isobutyl ketone (DIBK), isoamylene, and isoprene.

ANTIGEN BINDING CONSTRUCTS TO CD3

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190309068

Antigen binding constructs that bind to CD3, for example antibodies, including antibody fragments (such as minibodies and cys-diabodies) that bind to CD3, are described herein. Methods of use are described herein.

IN-SITU HYDROGEN SULFIDE MITIGATION

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190309213

A method of reducing an amount of a sulfur-containing compound in a reservoir fluid includes contacting a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous medium and an enzymatic scavenger with a precipitating fluid to precipitate the enzymatic scavenger; contacting the precipitated enzymatic scavenger with the reservoir fluid comprising the sulfur-containing compound; and reducing a number of the sulfur-containing compound in the reservoir fluid.

MULTI-USER PERMISSION STRATEGY TO ACCESS SENSITIVE INFORMATION

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190312881

A system and related methods for providing greater security and control over access to classified files and documents and other forms of sensitive information based upon a multi-user permission strategy centering on organizational structure. Based on the sensitivity or classification of the information being requested by a user, approvers are selected dynamically based on the work environment (e.g., mobility, use of the computing device seeking access, access policy, and the like). The selected sets of approvers are non-repetitive in nature, making it very hard to guess which approvers will be selected for a particular request.

BATTERY AS A SERVICE

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190312317

Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) may include testing various voltages and currents, storing and sending the data to an electrochemical impedance spectroscopy analyzer (EISA) network, where the data may be compared to historical data to determine a battery event as a user action recommendation may provide preferred operating use of a device battery in response correlation of EIS test results and comparison for similarities of EIS test results. Historical EIS test data may be stored in an EISA network with a server configured to receive EIS test results from battery-operated devices, correlate received EIS test data to historical EIS test data, and provide recommendations on battery use and/or maintenance to the battery-operated device based on the correlation results. Analyzing EIS test data and sending recommendations on battery use and/or maintenance service may be provided on a subscription basis.

System and method for adapting control functions based on a user profile

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190308639

The vehicle control system/method for adapting a control function based on a user profile may comprise: a gesture recognition module; a user profile module; a function control module; a processor; a non-transitory storage element coupled to the processor; encoded instructions stored in the non-transitory storage element, wherein the encoded instructions when implemented by the processor, configure the system to: identify a user; retrieve a user profile for the identified user; receive at a gesture recognition module, an input indicating a gesture from the user; identify a control function request corresponding to the gesture input; send a verification of the control function request; and receive at a function control module characteristics parsed from the user profile that effect the control function request by the user profile module to adapt a control function command for an adapted control function output by the function control module.

PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190311702

Provision of a piezoelectric element which uses a lightweight and flexible electret material and an electrode layer which is also lightweight, has high conductivity and good flexibility to easily receive electrical signals from an electret, and has good durability. Additionally, provision of a musical instrument provided with such a piezoelectric element. A piezoelectric element comprising an electrode layer (B) on at least one surface of an electret material (A) having pores inside, wherein a porosity of the electret material (A) is 20 to 80%, the electrode layer (B) contains 20 to 70 mass % of a carbon fine particle, and a thickness of the electrode layer (B) is 2 to 100 m.

CO-AXIAL DUAL FLUIDS METERING SYSTEM AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190309718

A metering system for a fuel atomizer includes a housing having a fuel inlet and an oxidizer inlet arranged coaxially, and an oxidizer metering device having a plurality of oxidizer channels, an oxidizer flow controller, and a fuel metering device. The oxidizer channels are spaced apart circumferentially in the housing and are arranged angled in at least one of a radially inward direction and a tangential direction to create a swirl of oxidizer flow in a mixing chamber of the fuel atomizer. The oxidizer flow controller is configured to control flow of oxidizer from the oxidizer inlet to the plurality of oxidizer channels. The fuel metering device is configured to control fuel flow from the fuel inlet to the mixing chamber.

OPTICAL CONNECTOR POLARITY AND LOSS MEASUREMENT USING AN INTEGRATING SPHERE-EQUIPPED OPTICAL MEASUREMENT DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-10-10

Pub Number: US20190312638

An integrating sphere-equipped optical measurement device and optical connector polarity and type identification and loss measurement are provided. The optical measurement device receives one or more optical signals that respectively emanate from one or more optical fibers of a plurality of optical fibers of an optical fiber cable. The optical measurement device determines one or more respective positions where the one or more optical signals impinged on a sensor. The optical measurement device determines based on the one or more positions, one or more receiving positions of the one or more optical signals, respectively. The optical measurement device determines a polarity of the optical fiber cable based on both the one or more receiving positions and one or more or transmitting positions of the one or more optical signals, respectively.