Total 7085 patents for "2019-11-14"

GENERATING AND DISPLAYING BLUR IN IMAGES

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190347771

Implementations relate to generating and displaying blur in images. In some implementations, a method includes generating a plurality of mipmap images based on an input image, including applying a blur to a respective plurality of pixels derived from the input image for each mipmap image. In some examples, the blur is at least partially based on depth data for the image. Parameter data is obtained that indicates an output focal plane depth for an output focal plane of an output image and an output focal range in front of the output focal plane. Output pixel values of the output image are generated, including determining blurred pixel values based on one or more of the mipmap images selected based on the output focal plane depth and the output focal range. The blurred pixel values are based on particular pixels associated with a depth outside the output focal range.

SHARING ON-LINE MEDIA EXPERIENCES

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190349326

A lead user may share an on-line media content experience with one or more followers by identifying content of interest being experienced on the lead user system, identifying one or more followers with whom to share the content of interest, inviting the followers to experience the content of interest, and enabling the followers to access the content of interest.

MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190345821

There are described methods and apparatus for determining the condition of a barrier in a well infrastructure, for example. In some examples, sensor data that has been derived from a sensor arrangement at a barrier positioned at a location in a well infrastructure in received. That sensor data may be associated with measured conditions at the barrier, or the like. Composition data derived from measurements of fluid composition within the well may also be received. Such composition data may be indicative of the location at which fluid has been in the well. Analyzing such received sensor data and composition data may help determine the condition of the barrier. In some examples, there is described well apparatus comprising a barrier for zonal isolation, a sensor arrangement configured to monitor conditions at the location of the barrier; and one or more tracer elements configured to interact with fluid at the location of the barrier so as to impart identifiable properties to the composition of fluid.

BLOOD FLOW REDUCER FOR CARDIOVASCULAR TREATMENT

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190343531

A blood flow reducing assembly includes a catheter shaft and an expandable occlusion member assembled with the catheter shaft. The expandable occlusion member includes foldable protrusions. One or more manipulation members are connected to the foldable protrusions and operative to move the foldable protrusions closer to or further away from one other. Movement of the foldable protrusions modifies occlusion ability of the foldable protrusions.

CONTACT CONNECTION STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190348789

A contact connection structure includes: a first contact part provided in a first terminal, having a first plating layer formed on an outer surface of a first base material, and having an indent portion protruding from a plane formed by the outer surface of the first base material; and a second contact part provided in a second terminal, having a second plating layer formed on an outer surface of a second base material, and configured to be in contact with the indent portion. At least one of the outer surface of the first base material at the first contact part and the outer surface of the second base material at the second contact part is formed as a smooth surface with smaller surface roughness than surface roughness of a rolled bar material.

VAPORIZED-FUEL TREATING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190345899

A vaporized-fuel treating apparatus includes a canister, a vapor passage to direct vapor from a fuel tank to the canister, a purge passage to direct the vapor from the canister to an intake passage, a purge valve to open and close the purge passage, an atmospheric-air passage to draw atmospheric air into the canister, a purge pump provided in the atmospheric-air passage, and an ECU to control the purge valve, the purge pump, and others to purge the vapor from the canister. This apparatus includes a pressure limiting unit configured to limit the pressure downstream of the purge pump, the pressure acting on the fuel tank, from exceeding the withstanding pressure of the fuel tank while the ECU controls the purge valve and the purge pump to purge vapor from the canister to the intake passage.

TECHNIQUES TO INTERPRET CONTROL INFORMATION BASED ON A REPETITION FACTOR

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190349138

Techniques are described herein for adjusting control signaling for a subsequent message based on a number of retransmissions of the subsequent message. The number of repetitions of the subsequent message may be used to modify the parameters of the subsequent message and/or modify the control signaling related to the parameters of the subsequent message. Downlink control information may include a plurality of fields related to one or more parameters of the subsequent message. A size or a range of at least some of the plurality of fields may vary based on the number of repetitions of the subsequent message. The number of repetitions may be based on a repetition factor.

DETERMINING A STATE OF HEALTH OF A BATTERY AND PROVIDING AN ALERT

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190346513

A computer-implemented method including: receiving a set of data from a battery, the set of data including battery voltage and current data obtained over a period of time; preparing a plurality of subsets of the set of data, wherein each subset corresponds to a subperiod of the period of time; determining a state of health of the battery versus time by fitting a battery model to the subsets, where the parameters of the battery model include a state of charge of the battery at a particular point of time in each subperiod and the state of health, wherein the time dependence of the state of health is controlled thereby limiting the magnitude of the temporal rate of change of the state of health; and providing an alert in response to the state of health meeting a particular criterion.

SENSING SINGLE MODE OPTICAL FIBER, TILT ANGLE SENSOR AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190346263

Provided is a tilt angle sensor. The tile angle sensor includes a first directional coupler, a second directional coupler, a reference single mode optical fiber, and a sensing single mode optical fiber. An output end of the first directional coupler is connected to a first end of the reference single mode optical fiber and a first end of the sensing single mode optical fiber. A second end of the reference single mode optical fiber and a second end of the sensing single mode optical fiber are connected to an input end of the second directional coupler. A groove having a depth less than or equal to a thickness of a wall of a cladding of the sensing single mode optical fiber is formed on the cladding. The groove is filled and sealed with two liquids of different densities and un-dissolvable with each other, and the two liquids form layers.

PULMONARY VEIN ISOLATION BALLOON CATHETER

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190343578

The instant disclosure relates to electrophysiology catheters for tissue ablation within a cardiac muscle. In particular, the instant disclosure relates to an electrophysiology catheter that conforms to a shape of a pulmonary vein receiving ablation therapy for a cardiac arrhythmia and produces a consistent tissue ablation line along a length and circumference of the pulmonary venous tissue.

ADJUSTABLE CONTAINER HOLDER

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190343313

An adjustable container holder for holding cups, cans, glasses, bottles, and the like has a structural base with a cylindrical sidewall bearing a slot or slots for an adjustable strap. The strap passes through a slot from the outer side of the base to the inner side, wraps around the inner side and any container placed in the base, and passes through the same slot, or a closely adjacent slot, from the inner side to the outer side of the base where an adjustable attachment secures the strap. With both ends of the strap secured under tension and wrapped around a container, the container of variable size is captured in the structural base along all or a substantial portion of the container periphery.

LIQUID DRUG TRANSFER DEVICES FOR USE WITH INTACT DISCRETE INJECTION VIAL RELEASE TOOL

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190343725

Liquid drug transfer devices including an integral telescopic vial adapter for telescoping from an initial pre-compacted state to a final compacted state. In the initial pre-compacted state, the vial adapter telescopically snap fits on an initially non-punctured intact discrete injection vial leaving its injection vial stopper non-punctured. In the final compacted state, the vial adapter punctures the injection vial stopper. The liquid drug transfer device is used with an intact discrete injection vial release tool for applying a pincers-like compression for convenient release of a non-punctured intact discrete injection vial in the initial pre-compacted state. The vial adapter includes a clamping arrangement for irreversibly clamping same in the final compacted state. The vial adapter precludes release of a punctured discrete injection vial in its final compacted state.

METHOD FOR DATA MANAGEMENT AND MACHINE LEARNING WITH FINE RESOLUTION

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190347790

A method for obtaining a probability in a 3D probability map, includes: obtaining at least one value of at least one parameter for each stop of a 3D moving window, wherein a first, second, third and fourth of the stops are partially overlapped, the first and second stops are shifted from each other by a distance equal to a first dimension of a computation voxel, the first and third stops are shifted from each other by a distance equal to a second dimension of the computation voxel, and the first and fourth stops are shifted from each other by a distance equal to a third dimension of the computation voxel; matching the at least one value to a classifier to obtain a first probability for each stop of the 3D moving window; and calculating a second probability for the computation voxel based on information associated with the first probabilities for the first through fourth stops.

COMMUNICATION CHANNELS BETWEEN A PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND AT LEAST ONE HEAD-WORN DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190349691

A hearing assistive system includes a personal communication device and a head-worn device. The personal communication device has a user interface for user interaction, a processor controlling the user interface and for running an application program, and input and output transducers. The head-worn device has an input transducer adapted for converting sound into an electric signal applied to a processor outputting a modified audio signal via an output transducer. The application program generates a data packet modulated on an audio carrier for output via the output transducer, decodes a data packet modulated on an audio carrier and received via the input transducer. The head-worn device has an audio signaling block having a detector block and a response block. The detector block detects and decodes the data packet received by the input transducer. The response block generates a data packet modulated on an audio carrier for output via the output transducer.

DENDRONS FOR TUNING THE MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF NANOPARTICLES AND HYBRID NANOPARTICLES FORMED THEREFROM

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190344342

The present disclosure relates to a hybrid nanoparticle comprising: (a) a metallic core or a metal oxide core, and (b) at least one dendron attached to the surface of the metallic core or metal oxide core, wherein the at least one dendron is derived from a compound complying with formula (I) or (II), which is described herein, as well as films containing such hybrid nanoparticles. Also described are compounds complying with formula (I) or (II) and their use in forming the hybrid nanoparticles of the present disclosure.

PLATING BASED PRE- DEFINED SIDE SHIELD AND APPLICATION IN MAGNETIC HEAD

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190348068

A magnetic recording head having air bearing surface (ABS) includes a main pole, a side shield laterally spaced from the main pole by a first side gap and a second side gap, an electrically conductive non-magnetic gap material layer disposed between the main pole and the side shield in the first side gap, and a dielectric non-magnetic gap material matrix and a conformal dielectric spacer layer disposed between the main pole and the side shield in the second side gap.

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING NEMATODES

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190343120

Compositions and methods for controlling nematodes are described herein, e.g., nematodes that infest plants or animals. The compounds include oxazoles, oxadiazoles and thiadiazoles.

SCREW ROCKET NOZZLE

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190345832

A screw rocket nozzle may include a disc shaped nozzle body and a spiral flow path having an inlet and an outlet. In some examples the flow path is radial with the inlet positioned at a higher pressure region than the outlet. In other examples the flow path is axial with the inlet positioned at a lower pressure region than the outlet. The nozzle may rotate about its center as a turbine in an axial configuration.

ETCHED PLATE FOR FORMING A MOLDED CONSTRUCTION COMPONENT

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190345755

The present invention relates to a door skin comprising an exterior surface having outer portions lying on a first plane, spaced grooves recessed from the plane of the outer portions, and tonal portions having a planar area and a plurality of spaced depressions recessed from the plane of said planar area. The present invention is also directed to a method of etching a plate, for use with a molded die set, for embossing a wood grain pattern in the door skin, and the etched plate formed therefrom.

DUST COLLECTOR FOR VACUUM CLEANER

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190343353

The present disclosure discloses a dust collector for a vacuum cleaner, including a first cyclone disposed within an outer case to filter out dust from air introduced from an outside thereof and introduce the air from which dust has been filtered out to an inside thereof, a second cyclone accommodated in the inside of the first cyclone to separate fine dust from the air introduced to the inside of the first cyclone, a first guide vane spirally extended from an annular shaped first space between the first and the second cyclone to induce rotational flow so as to introduce air introduced into the first space to an inlet of the second cyclone, and a second guide vane spirally extended along an inner circumference of the inlet to enhance the rotational flow of air introduced to an inside of the second cyclone through the inlet.

CAPACITIVE SENSOR FILTERING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190346962

A transform is used to transform raw sensor data from the time domain to the frequency or sequency domain. The transformed data falls into several signal bins. The transformed data in at least one of the signal bins is analyzed to determine whether a touch event or release event has occurred.

COIN SELECTOR HOLDER FOR A COMMERCIAL APPLIANCE AND COMMERCIAL APPLIANCE

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190347890

A coin selector holder for a commercial home appliance is provided. The coin selector holder includes a body mounted on a control panel of the commercial home appliance and provided with a mounting groove opening, a first supporting arm arranged on a first side of the mounting groove opening and fastened to the control panel in a bending manner, and a second supporting arm, arranged on a second side of the mounting groove opening. After the first supporting arm is fastened on the control panel, the second supporting arm is clamped to the control panel, and is slideable along the control panel during the clamping process. A commercial appliance including the coin selector holder for the commercial home appliance is provided.

IMAGE SENSOR DEVICE AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190348458

An image sensor device includes a substrate, a pixel circuit, a dielectric structure, a photo sensitive element, a grid, and a convex dielectric lens. The substrate has a first side and a second side opposite to the first side. The pixel circuit is disposed on the first side of the substrate. The dielectric structure is disposed on the second side of the substrate. The photo sensitive element is disposed between the pixel circuit and the dielectric structure. The grid is disposed on the dielectric structure. The convex dielectric lens is disposed on the dielectric structure. The convex dielectric lens has a convex side. A topmost of the convex side is above an interface between the dielectric structure and the grid.

Optical Waveguide Bodies and Luminaires Utilizing Same

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190346611

A waveguide body comprises a length from a first end to a second end along a longitudinal axis, and a coupling portion that comprises first and second coupling surfaces. The first and second coupling surfaces define, at least in part, an elongate coupling cavity along the entire length of the waveguide body and a surface located opposite the coupling cavity. The waveguide body further comprises first and second opposed sections extending along the length of the waveguide body. The first and second opposed sections further comprise respective first and second lower surfaces disposed at different first and second side section angles with respect to a first axis lying in a plane normal to the longitudinal axis. The first axis bisects the coupling portion. Among other things, such a waveguide may be included in a luminaire along with a light source.

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION RECEIVING DEVICE STATE MODIFICATION

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190348853

Modification of a state of a wireless power receiving device is disclosed. The modification of the state can be based on anticipated delay in a communication session. In an aspect, this can include a delay related to authenticating the wireless power receiving device to a wireless power transmission system or component thereof. In an aspect, this can provide for better control over which wireless power receiving devices have wireless power directed at them, which can be related to safety, reliability, subscription level, or other best practices. In some embodiments, wireless power receiving devices can receive a first level of wireless power in a current state, in a modified state, etc., while a second level of power can be directed to the wireless power receiving device upon a rule related to anticipated delay being satisfied, e.g., upon authentication, upon expiration of a sleep timer, determined subscription status, etc.

DOUBLE ROW TAPERED ROLLER BEARING ASSEMBLY HAVING A TWO-PIECE OUTER RING

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190345978

A tapered roller bearing assembly includes a one-piece inner ring that has two outer raceways oriented at angles relative to a longitudinal axis and a first outer ring with a first inner raceway and a second outer ring having a second inner raceway. The bearing assembly includes a spacer ring that has an axial width and is positioned around the inner ring and between the first and outer rings. A plurality of rolling elements is in rolling engagement with the first outer raceway and the first inner raceway. A plurality of rolling elements is in rolling engagement with the second outer raceway and the second inner raceway. The axial width is selectively established to obtain a predetermined axial clearance between the inner ring and the first outer ring and the second outer ring.

INDUCTOR AND INDUCTOR MODULE HAVING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190348210

An inductor includes: a body in which a plurality of insulating layers on which a plurality of coil patterns are arranged are stacked; and first and second external electrodes disposed on an external surface of the body, wherein the plurality of coil patterns are connected to each other through a coil connection portion and form a coil having both ends connected to the first and second external electrodes through a coil withdrawal portion, and wherein the coil connection portion is configured as a material having a higher thermal expansion coefficient than that of the insulating layers.

COLD WATER RECYCLING AND REUSING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190345698

A cold water recycling and reusing apparatus includes a water inlet pipe, a cold water recycling apparatus, a recycling pipe, a cold water return apparatus, a return pipe, a recycling container, and a water outlet terminal. The cold water recycling apparatus is installed at a location near the water outlet terminal. The cold water return apparatus is installed at a location behind the cold water recycling apparatus. The cold water recycling apparatus enables cold water to flow into the recycling container via the recycling pipe. The cold water return apparatus draws the water in the recycling container into the water inlet pipe via the return pipe. The water is adapted to mix with hot water and flows out of the water outlet terminal.

HYDRAULIC CIRCUIT

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190346038

A hydraulic circuit includes a hydraulic pump configured to supply lubricating oil, a resisting apparatus configured to maintain an oil pressure of the lubricating oil supplied from the hydraulic pump, an oil supply channel configured to guide the lubricating oil from the hydraulic pump to the resisting apparatus, and an optical detector configured to measure a degree of contamination of the lubricating oil flowing through the oil supply channel.

Interpretation of Gas Levels Measured Via Breath, Blood and Skin after Different Breath-Holding Times

Pub Date: 2019-11-14

Pub Number: US20190346426

A method or device for assaying physiological gas levels in a human, comprising: repeatedly measuring a gas in samples of breath or blood, or continuously measuring the gas through the skin or fingernail, while he or she holds his or her breath for a specified time interval (BHt) before each measurement, wherein these time intervals are selected from the group consisting of BHt=0, 4-6, 20-25 and 35-40 seconds, and recording the results to form a series of values including at least one measurement at BHt=35-40 which is treated as representing the average gas level in all the tissues of the body (T) at that time, to determine if the individual is net inhaling, net exhaling or in equilibrium with the gas.