Total 7064 patents for "2020-01-09"

DIALOGUE SYSTEM AND DIALOGUE PROCESSING METHOD

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013396

A dialogue system for a vehicle may include: an input processor configured to receive a dialogue among occupants of the vehicle including a driver and at least one passenger, to detect vehicle operation information, to identify the at least one passenger based on the dialogue among the occupants or the vehicle operation information, to generate passenger number information which estimates a change in a number of passengers in the vehicle based on the dialogue among the occupants when the vehicle arrives at a stop-over point, and to acquire a pre-utterance message according to the passenger number information; and a result processor configured to output a pre-utterance according to the pre-utterance message.

NANOPARTICULATE ASSISTED NANOSCALE MOLECULAR IMAGING BY MASS SPECTROMETRY

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013606

Methods and devices for mass spectrometry are described, specifically the use of nanoparticulate implantation as a matrix for secondary ion and more generally secondary particles. A photon beam source or a nanoparticulate beam source can be used a desorption source or a primary ion/primary particle source.

UNDERWATER PROPULSION UNIT

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010162

An underwater propulsion unit including a propeller, a motor, and a housing. The motor is disposed further forward in a propulsion direction than the propeller and drives the propeller into rotation. The housing that accommodates the motor and the propeller includes a first portion and a second portion. In the second portion disposed further rearward in the propulsion direction than the first portion, an introduction inlet and a spout outlet are provided. The introduction inlet (21) introduces water into the housing, and water introduced from the introduction inlet and delivered by the propeller is spouted out of the housing. When viewed in a direction parallel to the propulsion direction, the introduction inlet is disposed further outward than the first portion and introduces water into the housing in a direction parallel to the axis of the propeller.

Relay Socket and Relay Assembly Comprising a Relay Socket

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014162

A relay socket providing an interface between a relay and a mounting structure comprises an upper section configured for mounting the relay, a lower section configured for mounting to the mounting structure, a plurality of mounting holes opening to an upper surface of the upper section and configured to receive a plurality of fastening elements of the relay, and a plurality of sleeve inserts configured to be fastened within the mounting holes, Each of the sleeve inserts surrounds a fixation member adapted to connect to the fastening elements.

ORTHOTIC DEVICE, ORTHOTIC SYSTEM AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009288

An orthotic device for embracing and supporting a body part (e.g., articulation) of a human or animal. The orthotic device is a single sheet of moldable Polylactic Acid (PLA) material configured to maintain the body part in an optimal position for development and treatment. An orthotic system includes the PLA sheet and a protective layer in the form of a single moldable sheet of polyethylene foam (PEF). The PEF sheet is configured for placement between the PLA sheet and the body part.

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONDUCTING A TRANSACTION IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013004

The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for conducting a transactionsuch as the purchase of goods and servicesincluding the collection, conversion, storage, tagging and the integration of a live inventory system, mark-up, mark-down system, live auction, and bartering system in an interactive software application, virtual world, social network, commercial and/or game application, which provides a real world experience to the user.

FIBER OPTIC ADAPTER

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012049

A fiber optic adapter is disclosed by the present disclosure, and belongs to the technical field of fiber optic adapter. The fiber optic adapter includes at least two ports for connecting to a fiber optic connector. Each of the ports is provided with a light shielding plate. An elastic member is shared between every two adjacent light shielding plates, and configured to support the every two adjacent light shielding plates to shield ports corresponding to the every two adjacent light shielding plates. In the present disclosure, by sharing the elastic member, which is configured to support the every two adjacent light shielding plates to shield the ports corresponding to the every two adjacent light shielding plates, between the every two adjacent light shielding plates, each of the light shielding plates of the ports of the adapter can be independently opened or closed. And the elastic member is shared between the two light shielding plates, so that the assembly efficiency is improved, thereby solving the problem that the assembly of the elastic tabs of the existing fiber optic adapter is relatively cumbersome.

IMAGE SENSORS FOR ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS UTILIZING SAFETY PIXELS TO DETECT MALFUNCTIONS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014914

An electronic device includes an array of image pixels, with the array of image pixels having inputs coupled to control lines and outputs coupled to output lines, and at least one array of dummy pixels, with the at least one array of dummy pixels having inputs coupled to the control lines. Each dummy pixel of the at least one array of dummy pixels is configured to provide a certain output signal in an absence of a fault with at least one of the control lines or of a fault with at least one of the output lines, such that a lack of output of the certain output signal by one or more of the dummy pixels of the at least one array of dummy pixels indicates the fault.

DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR VEHICLE BRAKING

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010062

Systems and methods are described for coordinating and controlling vehicles, for example heavy trucks, to follow closely to behind each other, or linking to form a platoon. In one aspect, on-board controllers in each vehicle interact with vehicle sensors to monitor and control, for example, gross vehicle weight, axle loads, and stopping distance. In some aspects, two vehicles can determine information associated with their gross weight and axle load, and apply that information to assist with determining a bounding box indicating which vehicle will take longer to stop. Based on which vehicle will take longer to stop, an order of vehicles in a potential platoon is determined.

DISPLAY SYSTEM, DISPLAY METHOD, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014878

A display system includes a conversion apparatus converting video luminance including a luminance value in a first luminance range and a display apparatus connected thereto and displaying the video. The conversion apparatus includes a first acquisition unit, a first luminance converter, a second luminance converter, a quantization converter, and an output unit outputting a third luminance signal to the display apparatus. The display apparatus includes: a second acquisition unit acquiring the third luminance signal and setting information indicating display settings recommended to the display apparatus in display of the video; a display setting unit setting the display apparatus, using the setting information; a third luminance converter converting a third code value indicated by the third luminance signal into a second luminance value compatible with a second luminance range, using the setting information; and a display controller displaying the video on the display apparatus based on the second luminance value.

POLYCARBONATE-POLYORGANOSILOXANE COPOLYMER, FLAME-RETARDANT POLYCARBONATE RESIN COMPOSITION INCLUDING SAME, AND MOLDED PRODUCT THEREOF

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010683

Provided is a polycarbonate-polyorganosiloxane copolymer including polycarbonate blocks (A-1) each formed of a specific repeating unit and polyorganosiloxane blocks (A-2) each containing a specific repeating unit, wherein the polycarbonate-polyorganosiloxane copolymer satisfies the following expression (F1a):

LAMINATE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009840

To provide a fluororesin laminate in which a layer of a fluorinated copolymer and a layer of a propylene polymer excellent in heat resistance are strongly attached.

ENHANCED LOCATION SERVICE NEGOTIATION

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200015041

This disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices related to enhanced location service negotiation. A device may identify a neighbor report frame received from one or more coordinated access points (APs), wherein the neighbor report frame comprises location capability support information. The device may determine a first ranging associated ID (R-AID) associated with the location capability support information. The device may determine a first location measurement with a first coordinated AP of the one or more coordinated APs and a second location measurement with a second coordinated AP of the one or more coordinated APs using the first R-AID.

SINGLE-SIGN-ON FOR THIRD PARTY MOBILE APPLICATIONS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014680

A mobile computing device is configured to allow a user to launch native SaaS applications from different vendors using a single-sign-on without having to modify or hook the native SaaS applications. A VPN application operates as man-in-the-middle (MITM) for identity provider requests from SaaS services. The VPN application is initially authenticated with the identity provider, and receives an IDP authentication token which is stored. The IDP authentication token is used for authentication requests from SaaS services.

FLAME RETARDANT COMPOSITION AND FLAME-RETARDANT SYNTHETIC RESIN COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAME

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010642

In a flame retardant composition containing (poly)phosphoric acid amine salts, the amine excess ratio (mol %) represented by formula (I) is 0.01-10 mol %. In the formula, n represents the number of types of amines in the (poly)phosphoric acid amine salt, and A 1 -A n represent the maximum number of dissociation steps of each amine. Here, the maximum number of dissociation steps is the maximum number of dissociation steps with a base dissociation constant pKb at 25 C. in the 0-13 range. B 1 -B n represent the number of mol of the amine when an amine is assumed to be present alone in the (poly)phosphoric acid amine salt.

SIDE-BY-SIDE VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010125

The present invention relates to all terrain vehicles having at least a pair of laterally spaced apart seating surfaces.

Measuring Degree Of Match By Importance Of Need And Credibility Of Attributes

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012653

A method and a need matching system (NMS) determine a degree of match between item profiles with item attributes with varying ratings of varying credibility and need profiles with need attributes of varying importance. The NMS receives a first attribute list including the item attributes and a second attribute list including the need attributes from an attribute list database and creates a unique attribute list including unique item attributes, a merged attribute amount measure corresponding to each unique item attribute, and a merged credibility measure indicating credibility of the merged attribute amount measure by performing merging actions on first tuples in the first attribute list. The NMS generates a need match score by processing an attribute match score with an importance measure. The attribute match score is generated for each need attribute in a matched attribute list created by matching the unique item attributes with the need attributes.

ROADBUILDING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A ROADBUILDING MACHINE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011017

A method for operating a roadbuilding machine and a roadbuilding machine, in which the health risks to the operator during operation are reduced without the paving quality of the roadbuilding material being reduced in the process. This is achieved by way of an undercarriage and/or at least one further component or, respectively, working component of the roadbuilding machine being remotely controlled by an operator, who is located outside the roadbuilding machine, via a transmitting module. In order to operate a roadbuilding machine, an operator is tied to the roadbuilding machine and therefore exposed to harmful fumes. In addition, the flexibility of the operator is reduced as a result.

ANTI-SEISMIC PROTECTION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011081

The present invention relates to an anti-seismic protection device (1) that can be installed in a home, comprising: a base frame portion (2A) comprising at least four base tubular elements (21A) made of carbon fibre arranged in plan so as to constitute the vertices of a base rectangle, said tubular elements being connected to each other by means of tubular base frame beams (23 A) made of carbon fibre, arranged to form diagonals of the base rectangle, a shower tray (3) coupled to said base frame portion (2A) provided with a water drainage hole, a cap frame portion (2B) comprising at least four cap tubular elements (21B) made of carbon fibre arranged in plan so as to constitute the vertices of a cap rectangle, said tubular elements being connected to each other by means of tubular cap frame beams (23B) made of carbon fibre, said second tubular cap frame elements (23B) being arranged to form diagonals of the cap rectangle, wherein each tubular cap element (21B) in operating condition is placed on the vertical of a corresponding base tubular element (21A), spaced therefrom an intermediate frame portion (2C) comprising four tubular uprights (21C) that can each be coupled at an opposite free end to one of the four base tubular elements (21A) and to the corresponding cap tubular element (21B) placed on the vertical, and wherein the intermediate frame portion (2C) further comprises at least three peripheral walls (22C), each peripheral wall (22C) extending between two neighbouring uprights (21C) a water dispenser coupled to the cap frame portion (2B) or to the intermediate frame portion (2C), such that the anti-seismic protection device (1) can be used as a shower cabin.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING A MULTIGATE TRANSISTOR FORMED WITH FIN STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013777

A semiconductor device is provided. The semiconductor device includes a substrate, a plurality of fins comprising a first fin, a second fin, a third fin, a fourth fin and a fifth fin, each of the plurality of protruding from the substrate in a first direction, and spaced apart from one another in a second direction that intersects the first direction and a plurality of trenches comprising a first trench, a second trench, a third trench and a fourth trench, each of the plurality of trenches being formed between adjacent fins of the plurality of fins, wherein variation of a first width of the first trench and a third width of the third trench is smaller than a first variation, wherein variation of a second width of the second trench and a fourth width of the fourth trench is smaller than a second variation, and wherein the second variation is greater than the first variation.

SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013753

A semiconductor chip includes a semiconductor substrate, a through electrode, an inter-mediation pad, an upper pad, and a rewiring line. The semiconductor substrate includes a first surface that is an active surface and a second surface that is opposite to the first surface. The through electrode penetrates the semiconductor substrate and is disposed in at least one column in a first direction in a center portion of the semiconductor substrate. The inter-mediation pad is disposed in at least one column in the first direction in an edge portion of the second surface. The upper pad is disposed on the second surface and connected to the through electrode. The rewiring line is disposed on the second surface and connects the inter-mediation pad to the upper pad.

Methods Of Transfection For Large Cargo Using Poly(Beta-Amino Esters)

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009259

Methods are provided for transfecting cells with large cargo using a poly(beta-amino ester) (PBAE) molecule, and achieving high efficiency and viability. A method is provided of transfecting cells with a cargo, by forming a complex of the cargo with a (PBAE) molecule, mixing the complex with a first buffer and contacting the complex with the cells, wherein the cargo has a dimension of at least 0.1 m. The PBAE molecule may be formed by reacting an amine with a di(acrylate ester). In some aspects, the PBAE molecule is poly(1,4-butanediol diacrylate-co-4-amino-1-butanol). In some aspects, the PBAE molecule is capped with 1-(3-aminopropyl)-4-methylpiperazine.

ROBOTIC BIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009718

One embodiment is directed to a personal robotic system, comprising: an electromechanical mobile base defining a cross-sectional envelope when viewed in a plane substantially parallel to a plane of a floor upon which the mobile base is operated; a torso assembly movably coupled to the mobile base; a head assembly movably coupled to the torso; a releasable bin-capturing assembly movably coupled to the torso; and a controller operatively coupled to the mobile base, torso assembly, head assembly, and bin-capturing assembly, and configured to capture a bin with the bin-capturing assembly and move the torso assembly relative to the mobile base so that the captured bin fits as closely as possible within the cross-sectional envelope of the mobile base.

Apparatus Method for Automatically Updating the Relationship Between Measured Storage Tank Depth and Storage Tank Volume and Monitoring the Accuracy of a Dispenser Flow Meter

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010313

An automated liquid inventory monitoring and inventory reconciliation system. The system uses a liquid densitometer to precisely measure the density of liquid being dispensed. This allows the system to account for the significant temperature-induced volume variations existing in common liquids such as gasoline. In the preferred embodiments, a fuel inventory processor tracks the quantity of fuel loaded into the tank and the quantity of fuel dispensed to maintain an ongoing computation of the quantity of fuel that should be present in the tank. An accurate tank depth measurement device is also employed. The processor compares the tank depth measurement to the computed quantity of fuel in the tank and uses the values to create an updated tank strapping chart.

Remote Audio Channel Isolation System

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200015012

In one embodiment, the disclosure provides an audio system including a first power source, a first synchronous media transceiver, a first speaker unit, a second power source, a second synchronous media transceiver, a second speaker unit, a third power source, a third synchronous media transceiver, and a third speaker unit. The first, second, and third synchronous media transceivers are configured to receive audio data. The first, second, and third speaker units are configured to receive power from the respective power sources, receive one or more of a first and second audio channel of the received audio data from the first, second and third synchronous media transceivers, and actuate respective speakers to convert the audio channels into corresponding acoustic signals.

System, Apparatus And Method For Dynamically Controlling Error Protection Features Of A Processor

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012333

In one embodiment, a processor core has one or more execution units, a first memory array having a first protection circuit to provide soft error protection to the first memory array, and a control circuit. A power controller coupled to the core may include a protection control circuit, in response to an update to an operating voltage to be provided to the core, to cause the core to disable the first protection circuit. Other embodiments are described and claimed.

POWDER ORAL HYGIENE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THEIR MANUFACTURE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009025

The invention provides a powder oral hygiene composition comprising xylitol, a source of carbon dioxide, an acid and an absorbent, wherein the composition has a water surface area greater than 160 m 2 /g.

NOVEL COMPOSITIONS FOR POLYURETHANE APPLICATIONS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010606

A process comprising, consisting of, or consisting essentially of: forming a reaction mixture containing at least one polyisocyanate and an isocyanate-reactive compound comprising at least one alkoxylated triazine-arylhydroxy-aldehyde condensate composition wherein the alkoxylated triazine-arylhydroxy-aldehyde condensate composition is a reaction product of a triazine-arylhydroxy-aldehyde condensate and at least one alkylene carbonate, is disclosed.

APPARATUS FOR SENSING AND REMOVING DEW ON REFRIGERATOR AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011587

Provided is an apparatus for sensing and removing dew on a refrigerator. The apparatus may include a heater disposed at a refrigerator body or inside a surface of a door, and a sensor disposed in close proximity to the heater. The sensor may be configured to sense dew formed on a prescribed surface at the refrigerator body or the door. The sensor may be disposed physically separate from the prescribed surface to sense formation of dew on the prescribed surface. The heater is controlled to generate heat that removes the sensed dew on the prescribed surface based on a signal from the sensor.

Overheating Destructive Switch

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014157

An overheating destructive switch, comprising: a first conductive element, a second conductive element, a movable conductive element, an overheating destructive element, an operating component, and a second elastic element. The movable conductive element connects the first conductive element and the second conductive element. A first elastic element and the second elastic element act on an operating element. The first elastic element is compressed and has a first elastic force, and the second elastic element has a second elastic force. The first elastic force is greater than the second elastic force under in a normal state. When the overheating destructive element is destroyed due to overheating, the first elastic force is reduced or lost, such that the second elastic force becomes greater than the first elastic force. The movable conductive element is consequently disconnected from the first conductive element and the second conductive element, thus achieving protection against overheating.