Total 7064 patents for "2020-01-09"

BIAXIALLY ORIENTED POLYESTER FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009777

The invention provides a biaxially oriented polyester film that is suitable for a food packaging material subjected to a boiling sterilization treatment or a retort sterilization treatment, has excellent impact resistance, bending resistance and uniform mechanical properties and, simultaneously, renders an oligomer component contained in the film less likely to be eluted. The biaxially oriented polyester film has the following characteristics: (a) the film comprises a resin composition containing 60 mass % or more of polybutylene terephthalate; (b) a thickness precision in a widthwise direction of the film is 1 to 20% or less; (c) an oligomer component contained in the film is 2000 to 12000 ppm; and (d) a mass of the oligomer component eluted into a 50% ethanol solution is 0.02 mg or less per square inch of the film when the film is immersed in the 50% ethanol solution and heated at 66 C. for 2 hours.

ARRAY PLATE SHORT REPAIR

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013478

Methods, systems, techniques, and devices for operating a ferroelectric memory cell or cells are described. Groups of cells may be operated in different ways depending, for example, on a relationship between cell plates of the group of cells, pages of cells, and/or sections of cells. Cells may be selected in pairs or in larger multiples in order to accommodate an electric current relationship (such as a short) between two or more cells within a group, a page, and/or a section. When performing an access based on a smaller page size, a larger page size of cells may be selected to accommodate a short between plates within the smaller page, the larger page, and/or a section of memory that includes the smaller page or the larger page.

DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING A COMPONENT FORMED OF A PLURALITY OF MOLDINGS MADE OF PLASTIC AND WELDED TOGETHER

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009772

For manufacturing a component formed of a plurality of moldings, which are made of plastic, are welded together. A first molding is manufactured in a first mold that has a first mold part and is then transported with the first mold part into a welding station. Correspondingly, a second molding is manufactured in a second mold that has a second mold part and is transported with the second mold part into the welding station. The mold parts holding the moldings are moved towards one another in the welding station such that the moldings are welded together. Additional moldings are manufactured in the molds simultaneously with the welding of the moldings.

Equipment Cleaning System And Method

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009620

A cleaning system and method uses a tank holding a fluid detergent and an equipment assembly formed from a plurality of discrete components joined together. One or more ultrasound transducers remove one or more deposits on the equipment assembly by generating and propagating high frequency ultrasound waves into the fluid detergent while the equipment assembly is in contact with the fluid detergent.

WATER EXTRACTABLE OPHTHALMIC DEVICES

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012015

A water extractable ophthalmic device is disclosed which is a polymerization product of a monomeric mixture comprising: (a) one or more cyclic lactams; (b) one or more organosilicon-containing block copolymers; (c) one or more bulky siloxane monomers; and (d) a crosslinking agent mixture comprising (i) one or more first crosslinking agents containing at least two ethylenically unsaturated reactive end groups, wherein the at least two ethylenically unsaturated reactive end groups are (meth)acrylate-containing reactive end groups and (ii) one or more second crosslinking agents containing at least two ethylenically unsaturated reactive end groups wherein at least one of the ethylenically unsaturated reactive end groups is a non-(meth)acrylate reactive end group. The water extractable ophthalmic device has an equilibrium water content of at least about 50 wt. %, a contact angle of less than about 50, and an oxygen permeability of at least about 60 Barrers.

UNDERGROUND STORAGE SYSTEM WITH V SHAPED SUPPORT LEGS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011048

Individual four-sided shaped modules used in an assembly for underground storage of storm water and other fluid storage needs. Modules are assembled into a resultant four-sided tiling shape for maximized structural strength and material use efficiency. Internal four-sided shaped modules are assembled and encased by external four-sided shaped modules. Internal adjacent modules are in direct fluid communications with one another through a channel-less chamber. Internal four-sided shaped modules drain into four-sided shaped modules chamber where fluid is either stored or drained. Assemblies include various top and side pieces along with access ports for entry into said assembly.

Methods and Apparatuses for Encoding and Decoding Superpixel Borders

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014937

The present invention relates to a method for encoding the borders of pixel regions of an image, wherein the borders contain a sequence of vertices subdividing the image into regions of pixels (superpixels), by generating a sequence of symbols from an alphabet including the step of: defining for each superpixel a first vertex for coding the borders of the superpixel according to a criterion common to all superpixels; defining for each superpixel the same coding order of the border vertices, either clockwise or counter-clockwise; defining the order for coding the superpixels on the base of a common rule depending on the relative positions of the first vertices; defining a set of vertices as a known border, wherein the following steps are performed for selecting a symbol of the alphabet, for encoding the borders of the superpixels: a) determining the first vertex of the next superpixel border individuated by the common criterion; b) determining the next vertex to be encoded on the basis of the coding direction; c) selecting a first symbol (0) for encoding the next vertex if the next vertex of a border pertains to the known border, d) selecting a symbol (1; 2) different from the first symbol (0) if the next vertex is not in the known border; e) repeating steps b), c), d) and e) until all vertices of the superpixel border have been encoded; f) adding each vertex of the superpixel border that was not in the known border to the set; g) determining the next superpixel whose border is to be encoded according to the common rule, if any; i) repeating steps a)-g) until the borders of all the superpixels of the image have being added to the known border.

ACTION SELECTION LEARNING DEVICE, ACTION SELECTION LEARNING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012956

An action selection learning device includes a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to generate a reference model that is a set of model parameter vectors that indicate an influence level of each factor that influences selection of an action alternative, calculate a selection probability for each action alternative, for each of the model parameter vectors, calculate a model parameter vector for each user using a subset of model parameter vectors extracted from the reference model, based on the selection probability for each action alternative and a selection history of the action alternative by each user, generate the action alternatives based on the model parameter vector for each user, and transmit the generated action alternatives to a terminal device.

FRAGRANCE MIXTURE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010402

A fragrance mixture and its applications, in particular perfume oils, cosmetic agents, application agents or washing and cleaning agents, containing a sensory effective amount of (i) (E)-2-methyl-but-2-endicarboxylic acid diethyl ester, (ii) (Z)-2-methyl-but-2-endicarboxylic acid diethyl ester or (iii) 2-methylenebutanedicarboxylic acid diethyl ester and mixtures thereof and analogous esters derived from these compounds and mixtures.

METHODS FOR PRODUCING HYPO-ALLERGENIC CATS USING GENE EDITING TECHNOLOGY

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008405

A genetically modified cat produced through gene editing with a phenotype characterized by the substantial absence of the major cat allergen, Fel d I. The phenotype is conferred in the genetically modified cat by targeting either the gene sequence of the Fel d I locus or sequences flanking the coding sequence of the two contiguous Fel d I genes with specialized gene editing constructs. The genotype and phenotype of the genetically modified cat is transmissible to its offspring.

CO-PRODUCTION OF METHANOL AND AMMONIA

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010333

Process for the co-production of methanol and ammonia from a hydrocarbon feed without venting to the atmosphere carbon dioxide captured from the methanol or ammonia synthesis gas and without using expensive air separation units and water gas shift.

AFT-FACING TRANSOM SEATING FOR A BOAT

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010154

A boat including one or more seats, which may be aft-facing. The seat includes a seat bottom, which may be movable between a first position and a second position. The second position is a position in which the seat bottom is pivoted upwardly relative to the position of the seat bottom in the first position to allow access to a hidden compartment. The seat may also include a leg rest. The leg rest may extend aft of the transom, and may extend in a direction that is at a downward angle relative to the seat bottom. The leg rest may also have a length such that a gap is present between the leg rest and a surface beneath the leg rest.

HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE COMPOSITION, PRODUCT AND PROCESS OF MAKING SAME

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010652

This disclosure relates to a novel type of high molecular weight polyethylene composition, and product made from said composition, with industrially useful properties, and the process of making said composition and product.

CONTENT-ITEM LINKING SYSTEM FOR MESSAGING SERVICES

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014645

A client service, such as a plug-in to a browser, can alter a document retrieved from a compatible service to augment the document with services from an online content management service. When an application retrieves a compatible document, the client service can detect a document element within the document and alter the document to provide an activatable reference to the online content management service. For example, a client service can recognize an email composition webpage or an email display webpage and insert activatable references provide services from the online content management service. In email composition webpages, a reference can be a button that allows an email author to insert a link to a content item from the online content management service. In email display webpages, references can be added that allow attachments to be sent to the online content management service for storage.

SEAL DEVICE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011425

In an exemplary embodiment, a seal device 10 for sealing between a housing 11 and a rotating shaft 20 which penetrates through the housing 11 includes a floating ring 15 arranged on the rotating shaft 20 with a gap h therebetween, and is provided with a spiral foil 14 arranged between the floating ring 15 and the housing 11. In the seal device, the floating ring exhibits a sealing action by following the movement of the rotating shaft and can damp vibration of the rotating shaft.

HEAT EXCHANGER INCLUDING HEAT-TRANSFER-TUBE UNIT

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011607

A heat exchanger includes a heat-transfer-tube unit and a header. The heat-transfer-tube unit includes a fin and heat transfer tubes. The header is connected to the heat-transfer-tube unit. The fin and the heat transfer tubes are disposed, alternately, side by side, where the heat transfer tubes extend in a heat-transfer-tube-extending direction. The fin has sides that extend in the heat-transfer-tube-extending direction and that are joined to the heat transfer tubes. An end of the fin is disposed closer to a center of the heat-transfer-tube unit in the heat-transfer-tube-extending direction than ends of the heat transfer tubes, and the ends of the heat transfer tubes are inserted into holes disposed on the header.

SDN Controller, Data Center System, and Routing Connection Method

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014614

A software defined networking (SDN) controller, a data center system, and a routing connection method relates to the field of communications technologies, where the method may use to resolve a technical problem in other approaches where a data center network cannot complete recovery of a communication fault. The SDN controller includes a receiver configured to receive a route calculation request sent by an endpoint device manager, where the route calculation request carries information about endpoint devices of both communication parties that need to perform route calculation, and a processor configured to perform route calculation for the endpoint devices of the both communication parties that need to perform route calculation, and control, according to calculated route information, a forwarding device to perform routing connection for the endpoint devices of the both communication parties.

DOCUMENT PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING A PRINT JOB

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012461

A method for processing a print job on a document processing system including a plurality of devices which includes at least one printer and at least one finisher in order to deliver an end print product according to print specifications of the print job. Each device is described in a dedicated device model including constraints and capabilities of the device. The method includes receiving a print job with print specifications, generating a production route for the end product by selecting at least one printer and at least one finisher to deliver the end product, simulating the production route for the end product by executing the device models for the selected devices, generating finishing instructions for the at least one finisher, and processing the print job by printing the end product by the at least one printer and by finishing the end product by the at least one finisher according to the generated finishing instructions.

SOLE STRUCTURE WITH PROGRESSIVELY ADAPTIVE STIFFNESS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008520

A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a sole plate including a foot support portion with a foot-facing surface and a ground-facing surface. An opening extends through the foot support portion from the foot-facing surface to the ground-facing surface. The sole plate includes a bridge portion underlying the opening and secured to the foot support portion fore and aft of the opening. The sole structure includes a piston that has a body and a support arm extending transversely from the body. The body extends through the opening. The support arm is supported on the bridge portion, trapped below the ground-facing surface by the foot support portion, and extends under the ground-facing surface at medial and lateral sides of the opening.

Pet Grooming Tool

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008571

A pet grooming tool includes a handle, a comb member, a push button, a gear rack, and a removal assembly. The removal assembly is rotatably connected to the handle and is movable between an original position and a removal position. The comb member has multiple claws, each has a distal end. A first slit is defined between every two adjacent claws. The removal assembly has a pinion section and multiple removing sections. The pinion section engages with the gear rack. The removing sections are corresponding to the first slits, respectively. when the removal assembly revolves from the original position to the removal position, the multiple removing sections pass through the first slits towards the distal ends of the multiple claws, so as to remove any hair from the claws.

Force Limiter and Energy Dissipater

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011391

An earthquake force limiter and energy dissipater for racks or buildings. The device allowing stable yielding action of a flexure plate to enable control structures or standard structural frames to form a stable cycling high displacement elasto-plastic mechanism in resistive response to a seismic ground motion input. The stable flexural yielding of the plates limits the magnitude of in forces developed within the control structure of which the plates are part of; or within a standard structural frame found in racking structures or general building structures, which the plate is typically directly supportive of. The design reduces prying action or tensile or compressive membrane forces developing in a plate of the device; so that the plate can maintain a stable constant resistive force while yielding to high transverse displacements.

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MULTI USER RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014519

Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, systems and/or methods of Multi User (MU) resource allocation. For example, an apparatus may include circuitry and logic configured to cause a wireless station to transmit a short feedback trigger frame including a first allocation of opportunities for short feedback from associated stations, and a second allocation of opportunities for short feedback from unassociated stations; to process a plurality of short feedbacks from a plurality of stations according to the first and second allocations, the plurality of short feedbacks to indicate uplink resource requests; based on the plurality of short feedbacks, to transmit a MU trigger frame to allocate uplink resources to the plurality of stations; and to process uplink transmissions from the plurality of stations according to the uplink resources.

PLUG CONNECTOR FOR CONNECTING A WAVEGUIDE TO AT LEAST ONE ELECTRIC CONDUCTOR

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014087

A preferred embodiment of a plug connector for connecting a waveguide to at least one electric conductor may have a housing for connecting to the waveguide. Fastening means may be provided to attach the housing to a structure having the at least one electric conductor. The housing may accommodate a signal converter having an antenna arrangement. A waveguiding arrangement may be provided within the housing. The waveguiding arrangement may guide an electromagnetic wave into the waveguide and may be paired with the antenna arrangement. The signal converter may be connected to at least one electric conductor and may perform conversion between electric signals and high-frequency electromagnetic signals.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DOOR STATUS DETECTION AND ALERT GENERATION

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014888

Disclosed are methods and systems such as an imaging assembly that may include a variety of components, such as, but not limited to, a two-dimensional (2D) camera configured to capture 2D image data, a three-dimensional camera configured to capture three-dimensional (3D) image data, and an evaluation module executing on one or more processors. The 2D camera may be oriented in a direction to capture 2D image data of a first field of view of a container loading area, and the 3D camera may be oriented in a direction to capture 3D image data of a second field of view of the container loading area at least partially overlapping with the first field of view. The evaluation module may be configured to detect a status event in the container loading area based on 2D image data.

METHOD OF USING HUMAN EXCREMENT AND SECRETIONS FOR EARLY DETECTION OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008395

Provided herein are methods for early detection of Parkinson's diseases (PD), especially in individuals showing no motor symptoms, by detecting PD-distinct scent using a trained animal (such as a canine). Specific rigorous animal training in scent identification through both patient contact and training samples are also disclosed.

METHOD FOR INSPECTING COMPOSITE STRUCTURES USING QUANTITATIVE INFRA-RED THERMOGRAPHY

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011823

A system and method for inspecting a surface of a structure for defects includes an inspection apparatus having a heating device for heating a section of the surface of the structure, an infrared camera for receiving infrared radiation from the surface in response to heating, a controller configured to generate thermographs from the received infrared radiation, and a communication device. A training system includes an expert system module configured to determine correlations between a set of thermographs generated by a thermal simulation of modeled structural elements with defects, and parameters of the modeled structural elements. A computer system communicatively coupled to the training system and the inspection apparatus, is adapted to receive thermographs received from the inspection apparatus and to detect quantitative parameters of defects in the structure using the correlations obtained from the training system.

FOOD HANDLING APPARATUS WITH PARTS MADE OF A CU-NI BASED ALLOY

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008444

A food handling apparatus comprising a first member (102), and a second member (104). The first member is arranged to move relative the second member, and the first member comprises an alloy that is in contact with the second member. The alloy comprises nickel, zinc, tin, 1.2-2.1 wt % bismuth, 0.30-0.95 wt % selenium, and copper that balances the alloy.

ELECTRONIC MODULE HOUSING AND ELECTRONIC UNIT FOR MEASURING OPERATING PARAMETERS OF A VEHICLE WHEEL

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009926

A housing for an electronic module for an electronic unit for measuring operating parameters of the wheel of a vehicle which is able to collaborate with a snap-in type inflation valve, including a valve body made of an elastomer material, provided with a longitudinal axial bore and intended to extend through an orifice made in a rim, and a hollow tubular core made of a rigid material. A front face of the electronic module housing being connected to the inflation valve using a connecting device. The electronic module is configured to prevent the electronic module from pivoting about an axis defined by the housing connecting device.

HOUSING CONTACTING SYSTEM OF A CONTROL DEVICE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200015371

A housing contacting system of a control device, including: a housing cover and a base element which together define an interior of the control device; a printed circuit board having a front side and a rear side, wherein a conductive surface layer is formed on the rear side and the printed circuit board is arranged in the interior; and a spring element which is at least partially electrically conductive and is arranged between the conductive surface layer and the base element under spring prestress in order to implement rear-side contacting of the printed circuit board. Also described are a related brake control device, a utility vehicle, and a method.

PIXEL ARRANGEMENT STRUCTURE, DISPLAY SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY DEVICE AND MASK PLATE GROUP

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013833

A pixel arrangement structure, a display substrate, a display device, and a mask plate set are provided. In the pixel arrangement structure, a first virtual rectangle includes one first color sub-pixel block, one second color sub-pixel block, and one third color sub-pixel block, the first virtual rectangle includes a first edge and a second edge; a distance between the second color sub-pixel block and the first edge and a distance between the third color sub-pixel block and the first edge are both smaller than a distance between the first color sub-pixel block and the first edge; and a center of the first color sub-pixel block is located on the perpendicular bisector of the first edge and a distance between the center of the first color sub-pixel block and the first edge is approximately to of a length of the second edge.