Total 7064 patents for "2020-01-09"

NON-SLIP SOLE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008518

Shoe sole (1) comprising an outsole (2), an insole (4) and a midsole (3), extending between the insole (4) and the outsole (2), the outsole (2) being made of an elastomer material comprising a plurality of cavities (5) filled with cavity-filling particles (6) which are in the solid state at ambient temperature.

COATING PROCESSING APPARATUS, COATING PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012025

A coating processing apparatus that applies a coating liquid containing an optical material includes a substrate holder that holds a substrate, a coating nozzle that ejects the coating liquid to the substrate held by the substrate holder, and a moving mechanism that relatively moves the substrate holder and the coating nozzle in an orthogonal direction.

ROTOR, MOTOR, COMPRESSOR, FAN, AND AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014259

A rotor core has first and second magnet insertion holes along an outer circumference, and first and second slits along an inner circumference. The first and second slits have first and second facing portions facing each other. The first facing portion has a first inner end and a first outer end. The second facing portion has a second inner end and a second outer end. An inter-slit portion is provided between the first and second facing portions and is defined by a first straight line connecting the first and second inner ends and a second straight line connecting the first and second outer ends. In a radial direction of the rotor core, a minimum distance D1 from the inner circumference to the slits, a minimum width W1 of the slits, and a length W2 of the inter-slit portion satisfy at least one of D1W1 and D1W2.

Firmware Updating Method

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012487

A firmware updating method is provided. The firmware updating method is adapted to a data storage device, and it can generate a new parameter table according to a conversion formula segment in an update image file required for updating the data storage device. Therefore, even if in a condition where there is a parameter change between a code segment of an old version firmware and a code segment of a new version firmware, the updated or upgraded data storage device can still operate normally.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF PREDICTING TEMPERATURE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012215

The image forming apparatus includes a prediction unit configured to predict a temperature of an inside of the image forming apparatus based on data indicating a characteristic of a change in temperature of the inside of the image forming apparatus; and a correction unit configured to correct the data based on a temperature distribution of the recording material heated by a plurality of heat generation devices, wherein the prediction unit predicts the temperature of the inside of the image forming apparatus based on the data corrected by the correction unit.

Recommendations from Comments on Online Social Networks

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012639

In one embodiment, a method includes, by a client system of a user of an online social network, sending, to one or more computing devices of the online social network, a text post inputted by the user. The text post is associated with a query. The method includes receiving, from the one or more computing devices in response to the text post, an initial recommendation list. The initial recommendation list includes references to one or more objects referenced in comments associated with one or more prior posts associated with the query. The method includes sending, to the one or more computing devices, a request for updates to the initial recommendation list. Moreover, the method includes receiving, from the one or more computing devices in response to the request, an updated recommendation list comprising references to one or more objects referenced in comments associated with the text post.

Solid-State Lighting With Emergency Power Management

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200015334

A light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire comprises a rechargeable battery, LED array(s), at least two drivers, a battery charging circuit, and a luminaire control circuit. The LED luminaire may be used to replace a fluorescent or a conventional LED lamp connected to AC mains to operate in both a normal mode and an emergency mode. The at least two drivers comprise an LED driving circuit and a power supply unit respectively configured to drive the LED arrays when AC mains are unavailable and available. The luminaire control circuit comprises a first switch circuit and a second switch circuit respectively configured to manage discharging and charging of the rechargeable battery. The luminaire control circuit further comprises a switchover circuit configured to manage an LED driving current from either the LED driving circuit or the power supply unit to drive the LED arrays without crosstalk.

WEARABLE CARDIAC MONITOR

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008749

Systems, methods and devices for reducing noise in cardiac monitoring including wearable monitoring devices having at least one electrode for cardiac monitoring; in some implementations, the wearable device using a composite adhesive having at least one conductive portion applied adjacent the electrode; and, in some implementations, including circuitry adaptations for the at least one electrode to act as a proxy driven right leg electrode.

OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012207

In an optical scanning device, a housing has a structure divided into an upper stage and a lower stage by a mounting plate on which a deflector, a first optical system and a second optical system are mounted. A first optical system reflection mirror and a second optical system reflection mirror are mounted in the other of the upper stage and the lower stage in which the deflector is not mounted. Each of the first optical system and the second optical system is disposed across a region including the upper stage and the lower stage. The first optical system reflection mirror and the second optical system reflection mirror are disposed with the deflector located therebetween. The first optical system reflection mirror is disposed on a side of the second optical system, and the second optical system reflection mirror is disposed on a side of the first optical system.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, SYSTEM, DISPLAY METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012465

An information processing apparatus comprises: a first display unit configured to display a preview screen including a preview image based on page data included in book data; a setting unit configured to set a spread attribute for laying out one page data included in the book data over a plurality of pages; and a display unit configured to display, if the page data set with the spread attribute does not satisfy a spread condition, information indicating that the spread condition is not satisfied in association with a preview image based on the page data set with the spread attribute together with the preview image based on the page data set with the spread attribute.

Automatic Screw Driver with Screw Cartridge

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009710

An implant magazine for use with a driver includes a plurality of implants, an implant carrier defining a plurality of apertures, each implant of the plurality of implants being disposed within an aperture of the plurality of apertures, wherein an implant is disengaged from the implant carrier upon application of a predetermined force applied to the implant, and a base defining a cavity in which the implant carrier and the plurality of implants are disposed. A cartridge for use with a driver includes the implant magazine, a housing in which the implant magazine is disposed, and a blade having a longitudinal axis and being at least partially and rotatably disposed within the housing. A kit includes a driver, a motor, and the cartridge configured for cooperation with the driver to be operated by the motor. A method of using the driver includes inserting an implant into a medium.

LEVERAGING SEQUENCE-BASED FECAL MICROBIAL COMMUNITY SURVEY DATA TO IDENTIFY A COMPOSITE BIOMARKER FOR COLORECTAL CANCER

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011873

The present disclosure provides fecal microbial markers for diagnosing colorectal cancer and colorectal adenoma. The present disclosure also provides methods for diagnosing colorectal cancer and colorectal adenoma using these intestinal microbial markers.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PACKAGE INCLUDING SAME

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013925

Disclosed is in the embodiment is a semiconductor device comprising: a first conductive semiconductor layer; a second conductive semiconductor layer; an active layer disposed between the second conductive semiconductor layer and the second conductive semiconductor layer; a first electrode electrically connected to the first conductive semiconductor layer; and a second electrode electrically connected to the second conductive semiconductor layer, wherein the first conductive semiconductor layer includes a first sub semiconductor layer, a third sub semiconductor layer and a second sub semiconductor layer disposed between the first sub semiconductor layer and the third sub semiconductor layer, wherein proportion of aluminum in the first sub semiconductor layer and the third sub semiconductor layer is larger than an proportion of aluminum in the active layer, and an proportion of aluminum in the second sub semiconductor layer is smaller than the proportion of aluminum in the first sub semiconductor layer and the third sub semiconductor layer, wherein the second conductive semiconductor layer includes a current injection layer of which proportion of aluminum decreases as a distance from the active layer increases, the first electrode is disposed on the second sub semiconductor layer, the second electrode is disposed on the current injection layer, and the ratio of the average value of the proportion of aluminum in the second sub semiconductor layer to the average value of the proportion of aluminum in the current injection layer is 1:0.12 to 1:1.6.

ELECTROSURGICAL FORCEPS WITH RESILIENT JAWS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008829

The teachings herein provide an instrument comprising a forceps. The forceps comprise a hand piece; a tubular member connected to the hand piece; and a jaw assembly connected to the hand piece. The jaw assembly includes a first jaw element and a second jaw element. The first jaw element includes a gripping section and a flexing section. The flexing section includes an arcuate section. The second jaw element opposes the first jaw element and includes a gripping section. The tubular member is moveable onto the arcuate section of the first jaw element so that the flexing section of the first jaw element is flexed and the jaw assembly is moved into a closed position. The first jaw element, the second jaw element, or both include a stiffening spine so that the jaw assembly is substantially rigid in the closed position.

Circuit and Method for Denying Power to a Solenoid in a Wiring Device

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014201

An electrical wiring device having a solid-state switch element positioned between the fault detection switch element and the solenoid coil to prevent the solenoid coil from being energized when the circuit interrupter is in the tripped state. The solid-state switch element may have a gate that receives a gate signal that turns the solid-state switch element on when the circuit interrupter is in the reset state and does not receive the gate signal so that the second switch element is turned off when the circuit interrupter is in the tripped state. The gate may be connected to the line terminals and to ground by a mechanical switch responsive to the circuit interrupter state or by another solid-state switch driven by a processor that is programmed to detect whether the circuit interrupter is in the reset state or the tripped state.

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR SEARCH

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012696

The system for search of the present invention includes a search engine, a web site server, and a terminal. The control unit of the terminal performs the input receiving module to receive the predetermined keyword and argument input from the user. The control unit of the search engine performs the web site specifying module to specify the web site relating to the keyword and the argument that the terminal has received as the web site server. The control unit of the terminal performs the argument-related page display module and displays the page relating to the argument of the web site on the image display unit.

INLET NAI EXHAUST HOLE DEFINITION FOR REDUCED D-DUCT RESONANCE NOISE AND DILUTED EXHAUST PLUME FOR THERMAL CONTROL

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011244

An inlet for use with a nacelle having an axis includes an outer barrel. The inlet further includes a lip skin defining a plurality of elongated exit holes including a first circumferential outer hole, a second circumferential outer hole, and a plurality of center holes located between the first circumferential outer hole and the second circumferential outer hole, the first circumferential outer hole being located at least 10 degrees of an entire circumference of the inlet away from the second circumferential outer hole.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING STERILIZED OXYGEN-ABSORBING MULTILAYER BODY

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009278

A method for producing a sterilized oxygen-absorbing multilayer body is provided. The method may include:

MULTI-BIT CELL READ-OUT TECHNIQUES FOR MRAM CELLS WITH MIXED PINNED MAGNETIZATION ORIENTATIONS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013456

Techniques for reading a Multi-Bit Cell (MBC) can include sensing a state parameter value, such as source line voltage, and applying a successive one of N programming parameter values, such as successive programming currents, between instances of sensing the state parameter values. The N successive programming parameter values can be selected to switch the state of a corresponding one of N cell elements of the MBC. Successive ones of the sensed state parameter values can be compared to determine N state change results, which can be used to determine the read state of the MBC.

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013815

A solid-state imaging device according to the present disclosure includes: a semiconductor base; a photoelectric conversion element provided in the semiconductor base; a photoelectric conversion film arranged on a light receiving surface side of the semiconductor base; a contact section to which a signal charge generated in the photoelectric conversion film is read, the contact section being provided in the semiconductor base; a first film member covering the photoelectric conversion element; and a second film member provided on the contact section.

CROSSBOW

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011632

A crossbow has a body, a bow, two pulley assemblies, and a string. The bow is resilient, is mounted on a front end of the body, and has two limbs extending respectively toward two sides of the body. The pulley assemblies are mounted respectively on free ends of the two limbs. Each roller assembly has a string pulley, an idle wheel, and a cable. The cable has a front end connected securely with the front end of the body and a rear end mounted around the idle wheel of the pulley assembly and the string pulley of the other pulley assembly and securely connected with the string pulley of the other pulley assembly. The string is mounted around the string pulleys of the pulley assemblies and has two ends connected securely with the string pulleys of the pulley assemblies.

FLIGHT SIMULATION METHOD BASED ON MULTI-SENSOR DATA FUSION, DEVICE, AND APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013307

A flight simulation method includes obtaining a flight simulator start command transmitted by a flight simulation control terminal and starting a flight simulator in response to the flight simulator start command. The flight simulation method also includes generating multi-sensor simulation data based on pre-set multi-sensor model parameters and ground truth simulation data output by the flight simulator. The flight simulation method also includes fusing the multi-sensor simulation data to generate simulated multi-sensor fused data. The flight simulation method further includes generating a flight simulation control command based on the simulated multi-sensor fused data.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING A BACK-END SERVICE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014622

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, exchanging messages between a back-end-as-a-service network element and a mobile core network processor to obtain a message exchange responsive to a request for providing a mobile device with access to a back-end service of a remote system without requiring a back-end client resident at the mobile device. The messages are exchanged according to protocols operating at layers below layer five of Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) seven-layer model. Responsive to the message exchange, delivery is facilitated of the back-end service of the remote system to the mobile device. Other embodiments are disclosed.

MEMORY SYSTEM AND NON-VOLATILE SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013470

According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a non-volatile semiconductor memory that includes a memory cell and a controller having a memory storing a write parameter used in a write operation to the memory cell. The controller instructs the non-volatile semiconductor memory to perform the write operation to the memory cell using the write parameter, receives, from the non-volatile semiconductor memory, a result of checking of the write parameter which is obtained in the write operation and updates the write parameter stored in the memory on the basis of the result of checking of the write parameter.

METHOD FOR ANALYZING THE EXPRESSION OF ONE OR MORE BIOMARKER RNA MOLECULES

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010906

Provided is a method for analysing the expression of one or more biomarker RNA molecules, comprising (A) isolating RNA from circulating tumor cells obtained from a subject, determining the expression of at least one biomarker RNA molecule in the isolated RNA and providing an expression profile based on the results; (B) isolating RNA from extracellular vesicles obtained from the subject, determining the expression of at least one biomarker RNA molecule in the isolated RNA and providing an expression profile based on the results; and (C)using the expression profiles determined in (A) and determined in (B) for a combined analysis of the results. Such combined analysis of the CTC and EV expression profiles enhances the prognostic and predictive value of the obtained results and can provide valuable diagnostic, prognostic and/or predictive information. The present method can thus be used as improved diagnostic, prognostic and/or predictive aid in the management of cancer patients. It can be used to support the diagnosis, prognosis or to choose the most appropriate treatment for cancer patients.

RADIANT HEATING INSTALLATION SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011541

A radiant heating installation system is provided herein. The system includes a radiant heating tubing defining a tubing run. The system can include a first removable positioning fixture that receives a portion of the radiant heating tubing and temporarily restrains the radiant heating tubing in a deflected configuration. The system can also include a second removable positioning fixture configured to that receives a second portion of the radiant heating tubing and temporarily restrains the radiant heating tubing along a run of the radiant heating tubing.

PROVIDING SOCIAL INSIGHT IN EMAIL

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014651

A social insight is provided in an email. A communication application initiates operations to provide the social insight by receiving action(s) performed on the email by a recipient from a tracking service. The tracking service is authorized to track the action(s) and provide the action(s) for analysis. The action(s) are also tracked in real time. A feedback is generated based on the action(s). The feedback is presented to a participant within the email or a conversation associated with the email.

METHODS, COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS AND VEHICLES FOR DELIVERING 3-AMINO-1-PROPANESULFONIC ACID

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009086

The invention relates to methods, compounds, compositions and vehicles for delivering 3-amino-1-propanesulfonic acid (3APS) in a subject, preferably a human subject. The invention encompasses compound that will yield or generate 3APS, either in vitro or in vivo. Preferred compounds include amino acid prodrugs of 3APS for use, including but not limited to the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease

IN VITRO MODEL FOR A TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010809

Methods for mimicking a tumor microenvironment in vitro are provided. The methods comprise indirectly applying a shear stress upon at least one tumor cell type plated on a surface within a cell culture container. Methods for mimicking tumor metastasis and methods for testing drugs or compounds in such systems are also provided.

Collars For Use In Either Driving Posts Into Or Removing Posts From The Ground, And Related Methods

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011084

A method is provided for using a collar to either drive a post into the ground or remove a post from the ground. The method includes, when driving a post into the ground, coupling the collar to the post in a first orientation so that a post opening of a first portion of the collar extends about the post, and applying a driving force to a second portion of the collar. The method also includes, when removing a post from the ground, coupling the collar to the post in a second orientation, rotated approximately 180 degrees from the first orientation, so that the post opening of the first portion of the collar extends about the post, and applying an extracting force to the second portion of the collar.