Total 7064 patents for "2020-01-09"

AUDIO SYSTEM AND POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200015026

A power supply circuit supplies a direct current voltage to an audio processing device. The power supply circuit includes: a converting circuit configured to convert an alternating current voltage into a DC voltage; a detection circuit configured to detect a state in which the AC voltage lower than a threshold continues for a given period of time; and a notification circuit configured to, when the detection circuit detects the state representative of an AC voltage drop, notify the audio processing device of the AC voltage drop.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A WEARABLE STRAW

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008598

A wearable straw includes a spring spine and an overmolded body portion, the overmolded body portion including a tube portion, the tube portion running a length of the spring spine, the overmolded body portion molded over the spring spine. In one alternative, the spring spine has a first configuration where the spring spine is uncoiled and a second configuration where the spring spine is coiled.

SOLID FORMS AND COMBINATION COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A BETA-LACTAMASE INHIBITOR AND USES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010485

Described herein are crystalline forms of (R)-3-(2-(trans-4-(2-aminoethylamino)cyclohexyl)acetamido)-2-hydroxy-3,4-dihydro-2H-benzo[e][1,2]oxaborinine-8-carboxylic acid. In some embodiments, the crystalline forms are formulated for treating a subject in need thereof with a bacterial infection.

SINGLE-USE ELECTRODE PATCH

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008675

There is provided a method for measuring heart activity of a person in a single-use electrode patch, the method comprising: measuring the heart activity of the person; displaying the heart activity of the person on the basis of the measuring the heart activity; and broadcasting at least one message enabling transfer of heart activity data indicating the heart activity of the person from the electrode patch to the one or more external devices, wherein the broadcasting is performed while the heart activity of the person is being measured and displayed by the electrode patch.

Colored Coatings for Electronic Devices

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200015390

An electronic device may have transparent housing structures such as walls formed of glass or sapphire. Housing structures such as transparent housing structures may have a colored coating. The colored coating may include an absorptive layer and a metal layer. The coating may exhibit a color that can be adjusted by adjusting the thickness of the thin absorptive layer. A colored layer such as a layer of colored polymer may be incorporated into the colored coating to further adjust the color of the coating. The colored coating may be formed on an inner or outer housing structure surface. The surface may have a texture to provide the coating with a matte appearance. When formed on an outer surface, a diamond-like carbon layer may protect the colored coating. When formed on an inner surface, a passivation layer may be used to prevent oxidation of the metal layer.

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL FOOT PEDAL ASSEMBLY FOR CONTROLLING A ROBOTIC SURGICAL SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008896

A foot pedal assembly for controlling a robotic surgical system includes a foot pedal assembly base including an axle, a foot pedal slidably and pivotally coupled to the axle, and a sensor arrangement configured to detect an axial position of the foot pedal along the axle and a pivoted position of the foot pedal around the axle. Different combinations of different detected axial positions and detected pivoted positions are correlateable to different functions of the robotic surgical system.

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012279

An information processing device (20) includes a route acquisition unit (202) and an automatic driving section determination unit (204). The route acquisition unit (202) acquires route information indicating a moving route of a mobile body. The automatic driving section determination unit (204) acquires adaptation coefficients for a plurality of sections included in the moving route indicated by the route information, with reference to an adaptation coefficient storage unit (206) that stores automatic driving adaptation coefficients set for the respective sections. Further, the automatic driving section determination unit (204) determines the automatic driving sections of the mobile body in the moving route, based on the acquired adaptation coefficients.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING PERMISSIONS OF USERS FOR A SINGLE DATA TYPE COLUMN-ORIENTED DATA STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012808

A system and method for managing permissions of users for a column-oriented data structure, including: generating a column oriented data structure in response to receiving a request to generate the data structure from a first user device associated with a first user account, wherein the data structure comprises a plurality of columns, wherein each column is of single data type and is assigned metadata associated with the single data type; associating the first user account with a first set of permissions associated with the generated data structure; and, associating a second user account with a second set of permissions, wherein the first set of permissions comprises at least one additional permission with respect to the second set of permissions.

AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT GENERATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012709

A processor may determine at least one document formatting feature by analyzing raw data and select templates corresponding to the at least one document formatting feature. The processor may generate a dynamic document template including at least a portion of the raw data and based on the selected templates. The dynamic document template may include a plurality of template sections arranging the raw data into a prescribed document format. The processor may receive at least one user change to the dynamic document template and may regenerate the dynamic document template by regenerating only a subset of the template sections affected by the change while preserving at least one template section unaffected by the change. The processor may generate the formatted document by processing the dynamic document template into a static form having the at least one document formatting feature and including the at least the portion of the raw data.

NETWORK CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CREATING AND MODIFYING LOGICAL SWITCHING ELEMENTS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014558

A network controller for managing several managed switching elements that forward data in a network that includes the managed switching elements. The network controller is further for creating a logical switching element to be implemented in a set of managed switching elements. The network controller includes a set of modules for receiving input data specifying a logical switching element and for creating, based on the received input data, a set of logical switch constructs for the logical switching element by performing a set of database join operations. At least one of the logical switch constructs is for facilitating non-forwarding behavior of the logical switching element.

VIRUS CONCENTRATION METHOD

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011774

The present invention relates to a method for easily, rapidly and stably concentrating the viruses present in an aqueous solution at a high recovery rate, by adding a PEG solution containing the optimum concentration of polysaccharide and salt, shortening the settling time before centrifugation and relaxing the centrifugation conditions etc., and reagents used therein. The combined use of the method and the reagents for virus concentration with high-sensitive detection techniques and the reaction reagents used therein, enables easy and rapid detection or monitoring of viruses present in the environment, food materials or biomaterials with high sensitivity, which can contribute to the protection of viral infections in the fields of public safety, food safety and medicine.

TOUCH-BASED INPUT FOR STYLUS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012358

Touch-based input devices, such as a stylus, can receive tactile input from a user. The tactile input functions can be performed by a touch sensor, such as a capacitive sensing device. A touch sensor can be integrated into a stylus in a low profile form. Tactile input can be received at the user's natural grip location. Furthermore, the stylus can effectively distinguish between tactile inputs from a user and disregard sustained tactile inputs that are provided while the user simply holds the stylus at the user's natural grip location.

METHOD FOR REPORTING CSI IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014449

A method for reporting channel status information (CSI) to a base station by a terminal in a wireless access system is disclosed in the present application. The method for reporting CSI comprises the steps of: receiving information on a first CSI process and a second CSI process, each of which includes two or more CSI-reference signal (CSI-RS) resources, through an upper layer; and transmitting, to the base station, a first CSI report according to the first CSI process and a second CSI report corresponding to the second CSI process, wherein the second CSI process is configured to have a rank indicator (RI) value that is the same as the RI of the first CSI process, and the numbers of antenna ports for all the CSI-RS resources included in the first CSI process and the second CSI process are the same.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PURGING REDUCTANT FROM A REDUCTANT INJECTOR

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009505

A reductant insertion system for inserting reductant into an aftertreatment system via a reductant injector comprises a reductant insertion assembly comprising a pump operatively coupled to the reductant injector via a reductant delivery line. A compressed gas source is operatively coupled to the reductant injector and provides a compressed gas to the reductant injector for gas assisted delivery of the reductant. A controller is operatively coupled to the compressed gas source and the reductant insertion assembly and configured to determine whether there is a reductant demand for the reductant. In response to there being no reductant demand, the controller stops the pump and activates the compressed gas source for a predetermined time so as to provide compressed gas to the reductant injector at a pressure sufficient to force reductant contained in the reductant injector upstream towards the reductant insertion assembly via the reductant delivery line while the pump is stopped.

BONE MATERIAL DISPENSING SYSTEM WITH LOCKING MEMBER

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008853

A bone material dispensing device is provided. The bone material dispensing device comprises a housing having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis. The proximal end having a first opening and the distal end having a second opening. The first opening and the second opening configured to slidably receive at least a portion of a plunger. A locking member is provided that is pivotably connected to an upper surface of the housing and extends adjacent to the upper surface of the housing. The locking member comprises a locking surface extending adjacent to the distal end of the housing configured to engage a portion of a tubular member, a funnel, or a combination thereof. The locking member is movable in a locking position to lock the portion of the tubular member, the funnel, or the combination thereof with the housing. A bone material dispensing system and a method of implanting bone material with the bone material dispensing system are also provided.

METHOD FOR OBSERVING A SAMPLE BY LENSLESS IMAGING, WITH A SPATIAL DISPERSION IN THE SAMPLE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014837

Method for observing a sample comprising the steps of (a) illuminating the sample using a light source, the light source emitting an incident light wave that propagates toward the sample along a propagation axis (Z); (b) acquiring, using an image sensor, an image of the sample, which image is formed in a detection plane; (c) forming a stack of images, called reconstructed images, from the image acquired in step (b), each reconstructed image being obtained by applying, for one reconstruction distance, a numerical propagation operator; and (d) from each image of the stack of images, computing a clearness indicator for various radial positions, each clearness indicator being associated with one radial position and with one reconstruction distance.

PH VALUE MEASURING DEVICE COMPRISING IN SITU CALIBRATION MEANS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011830

The invention concerns a device for measuring the pH of an effluent, said device comprising means for measuring an item of information representative of the pH of said effluent intended to be brought into contact with said effluent.

EXPORTED DIGITAL RELATIONSHIPS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012810

The present disclosure provides a communication system and method, among other things. As a non-limiting example, the method includes enabling access to entries of personal digital data for a plurality of users; enabling at least some of the personal digital data for the plurality of users to be retrieved by a query that contains an identification of a first user and authentication information associated with the first user; receiving a group identifier that is stored with reference to personal digital data of the first user; and distributing relationship digital data that describes a relationship between the first user and the second user based on the existence of the group identifier.

Method Of Making Split Gate Non-Volatile Memory Cells With Three-Dimensional FINFET Structure, And Method Of Making Same

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013788

A method of forming a memory device including a plurality of upwardly extending fins in a semiconductor substrate upper surface. A memory cell is formed on a first fin, and includes spaced apart source and drain regions in the first fin, with a channel region extending along top and opposing side surfaces of the first fin between the source and drain regions. A floating gate extends along a first portion of the channel region. A select gate extends along a second portion of the channel region. A control gate extends along the floating gate. An erase gate extends along the source region. A second fin has a length that extends in a first direction which is perpendicular to a second direction in which a length of the first fin extends. The source region is formed in the first fin at an intersection of the first and second fins.

SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH FIDUCIALS HAVING OFFSET LAYOUTS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011800

Fiducial markers are provided on patterned arrays of the type that may be used for molecular analysis, such as sequencing. The fiducials may have configurations and layouts that enhance their detection in image or detection data, that facilitate or improve processing, that provide encoding of useful information, and so forth. Examples of the fiducials may include offset layouts that may be useful in detecting the fiducials in different types and approaches in imaging, and that may help to distinguish regions of the array from one another in image data.

Demetallization of Liquid Biomass

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010764

Methods, processes, systems, or apparatus are provided to remove contaminants such as metals and chlorine present in a pyrolysis stream to form reduced-contaminant liquid biomass. In certain embodiments, for example, a metal chelating agent is dissolved into a metal-containing pyrolysis stream condensate to form metal chelate complex, followed by filtering to obtain the reduced-contaminant liquid biomass.

ON-CHIP MULTIPLE-STAGE ELECTRICAL OVERSTRESS (EOS) PROTECTION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014200

An on-chip multiple-stage electrical overstress (EOS) protection device is disclosed. The protection device includes a surge protector having a first clamping voltage and a first electrostatic discharge (ESD) protector having a second clamping voltage lower than the first clamping voltage. The surge protector is electrically connected to the first ESD protector in parallel. The surge protector and the first ESD protector are electrically connected between a receiving terminal and a voltage terminal, and the receiving terminal is electrically connected to an internal circuit. When an electrical overstress (EOS) signal including an electrostatic discharge (ESD) signal and a surge signal appears at the receiving terminal, the first ESD protector and the surge protector are triggered on in turn to clamp a voltage received by the internal circuit.

Packaging Apparatus and System

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010283

The technology described herein generally relates to an automated packaging apparatus and system that packages loose particles into a conical container as well as the final folded packages. More specifically, loose plant matter, such as crumbled dried leaves, are supplied to successive paper cones. The apparatus packs the crumbled leaves into the cones, closes the wide top portion of the cone into a precise shape, and then runs a quality control check to ensure that the final filled cone meets preset specifications.

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND VOLTAGE CONVERTER

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012305

A communication system includes an STB (Set-Top Box), an LNB (Low Noise Block Down Converter), and a voltage converter. The voltage converter is coupled between the STB and the LNB. The voltage converter includes a DC (Direct Current) switch element, a voltage regulator, and a controller. The DC switch element is coupled between an input node and an output node. The voltage regulator is coupled between the input node and the output node. The controller detects an input voltage at the input node. If the input voltage is higher than or equal to a threshold voltage, the controller will open the DC switch element. If the input voltage is lower than the threshold voltage, the controller will close the DC switch element.

Heating/Cooling Therapy System

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008975

A thermal therapy system includes at least one Peltier device having a heating side and a cooling side; a cold fluid channel adjacent the cooling side of the at least one Peltier device, and a hot fluid channel adjacent the heating side of the at least one Peltier device. A controllable cooling fluid pump in fluid communication with the cold fluid channel drives cooling fluid to an applicator pad, and an independently-controllable heating fluid pump in fluid communication with the hot fluid channel drives hot fluid to the applicator pad.

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND PLANT CULTIVATION METHOD

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008363

Provided is a light emitting device that includes a light emitting element having a light emission peak wavelength ranging from 380 nm to 490 nm, and a fluorescent material excited by light from the light emitting element and emitting light having at a light emission peak wavelength ranging from 580 nm or more to less than 680 nm. The light emitting device emits light having a ratio R/B of a photon flux density R to a photon flux density B ranging from 2.0 to 4.0 and a ratio R/FR of the photon flux density R to a photon flux density FR ranging from 0.7 to 13.0, the photon flux density R being in a wavelength range of 620 nm or more and less than 700 nm, the photon flux density B being in a wavelength range of 380 nm or more and 490 nm or less, and the photon flux density FR being in a wavelength range of 700 nm or more and 780 nm or less.

FIXING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012220

A fixing apparatus includes: a heating rotor having one or more rotational axis and including a heater; a fixing pad that is a non-rotor; a belt stretched around at least the heating rotor and the fixing pad; a pressure roller capable of sandwiching the belt in cooperation with the fixing pad; and a driving source that supplies rotational driving force to the heating rotor, in which the pressure roller is allowed to have a first mode and a second mode, the pressure roller being pressed against the fixing pad in the first mode, the pressure roller being separated from the fixing pad in the second mode, and the heating rotor is given rotational driving force from the driving source at both ends sandwiching the belt.

ELECTRODE DEVICE FOR ANALYZING BIOMATERIAL

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011858

Provided is an electrode device for analyzing a biomaterial, which includes: an electrode portion having a plurality of electrodes arranged spaced apart from a plate-shaped substrate and a biomaterial input portion formed on the substrate to be electrically connected to at least one of the plurality of electrodes; a housing having an electrode accommodation portion having one side open and accommodating the electrode portion; a printed circuit board fixed to the housing; a connector portion formed on one end portion of the printed circuit board and electrically and detachably coupled to an analysis apparatus; connection pillars electrically connected to the connector portion and having one end portion fixed to the printed circuit board and the other end portion formed to be in pressure contact with the electrode portion, wherein the connection pillars includes an electrically conductive material and is arranged to correspond to the plurality of electrodes; and an input hole penetrating through an upper surface and a lower surface of the printed circuit board to be in communication with the electrode portion.

MULTI-CHAMBER MELTING FURNACE AND METHOD FOR MELTING NON-FERROUS SCRAP METAL

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011602

A multi-chamber melting furnace for melting scrap of non-ferrous metals, in particular aluminum scrap, including a first shaft furnace with a shaft for charge material, in which impurities of the charge material can be removed, and at least one furnace chamber which is connected to the shaft of the first shaft furnace and has a first heat supply device, wherein at least one second shaft furnace with a shaft for charge material, in which shaft impurities of the charge material can be removed, the furnace chamber being connected to the shaft of the second shaft furnace and being arranged between the shafts in such a manner that the furnace chamber forms a main melting chamber in which the molten bath is located during operation.

LUBRICATING OIL COMPOSITION

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010774

Provided is a lubricating oil composition containing a base oil (A) and a viscosity index improver (B) and satisfying the following requirements (I) and (II):