Total 7064 patents for "2020-01-09"

CONVEYING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010309

A conveying device includes: a main movement body; a main conveying mechanism that conveys the main movement body; and a controlling device that controls operation of the main conveying mechanism including a plurality of winches attached to the main movement body and multiple cables one wound around each winch; each winch includes a cylindrical drum rotatable about an axis line thereof and driving device that rotates the drum, and is wound around corresponding one of the drums of the respective corresponding winches helically in an axis direction of the drums multiple times, and have distal ends supported by supporting bodies corresponding to the respective winches; and the controlling device conveys the main movement body to an arbitrary position on a conveying path between the supporting bodies corresponding to the respective winches by controlling operation of a driving device of each winch disposed on the main movement body.

System, Method, and Apparatus for Sensing Users

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014983

A system determines who is present within an area by reading radio waves emitted from a device carried by the user and then adjusts various devices within or near the area of the user based upon a profile(s) of the user(s) that are in the area. The devices (e.g. speaker systems, lighting systems, televisions, music systems) are controlled based upon profiles of the users, giving more control priority to the users that are closer to the devices.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A COMPONENT COMPRISING A ROW OF TEETH FOR ADJUSTING A MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009640

A method for producing a component comprising a row of teeth for adjusting a motor vehicle seat. A method of producing the component includes the row of teeth being pre-cut to its raw contours and subsequently heated and, in this state, shaped into its final contours in a stamping tool, or in that the region of the component in which the row of teeth is to be formed is heated and subsequently, in this state, cut to its final shape in punching tool.

LUBRICANT BASESTOCK PRODUCTION WITH ENHANCED AROMATIC SATURATION

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010772

Systems and methods are provided for producing lubricant basestocks having a reduced or minimized aromatics content. A first processing stage can perform an initial amount of hydrotreating and/or hydrocracking. A first separation stage can then be used to remove fuels boiling range (and lower boiling range) compounds. The remaining lubricant boiling range fraction can then be exposed under hydrocracking conditions to a USY catalyst including a supported noble metal, such as Pt and/or Pd. The USY catalyst can have a desirable combination of catalyst properties, such as a unit cell size of 24.30 or less (or 24.24 or less), a silica to alumina ratio of at least 50 (or at least 80), and an alpha value of 20 or less (or 10 or less). In some aspects, the effluent from the second (hydrocracking) stage can be dewaxed without further separation. In such aspects, a portion of the dewaxed effluent can be used as a recycle quench stream to cool the hydrocracking effluent prior to entering the dewaxing reactor.

WATER TREATMENT MEMBRANE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009513

Provided is a water treatment membrane including: a porous support; and a polyamide active layer provided on the porous support, in which the polyamide active layer includes one or more units selected from among a unit of Chemical Formula 1:

END EFFECTOR ASSEMBLIES, DRIVE SLEEVES, AND SURGICAL CLIP APPLIERS INCORPORATING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008806

A surgical clip applier includes an outer shaft, an end effector assembly, an inner drive sleeve disposed, and a pin. The end effector assembly includes first and second jaw components. The inner drive sleeve is disposed within the outer shaft and about the jaw components. The inner drive sleeve is movable from a proximal position to a distal position to cam about outer surfaces of the jaw components to move first and second jaws from a spaced-apart position to an approximated position to apply a surgical clip. The pin is disposed between the jaw components. Movement of the inner drive sleeve from the distal position back to the proximal position cams the pin about inner surfaces of the jaw components to move the first and second jaws from the approximated position back to the spaced-apart position.

System, Method, and Apparatus for Morphing of an Audio Track

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013422

A system for morphing an audio track includes a processor and software running on the processor. The software obtains target audio containing voice samples of a target voice and the software analyzes the target audio to create a target library. After the software creates the target library, the software loads a source audio file and, using the target library, the software morphs a voice from the source audio file into a morphed voice of the target voice, replacing the voice from the source file with the morphed voice of the target voice, creating a morphed audio file. The software then saves the morphed audio file into a storage associated with the processor.

BUFFERBLOAT RECOVERY AND AVOIDANCE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014639

Systems and methods for bufferbloat recovery and avoidance are provided herein. A portion of the buffer can be compressed based on one or more thresholds without changing an order of packet transmission and without dropping packets. The method includes storing, by a device, a plurality of packets received by the device to a buffer. The buffer can be configured with a minimum threshold and a maximum threshold. The method includes detecting that a size of the buffer has reached at least the maximum threshold and compressing one or more packets of the plurality of packets stored between the minimum threshold and the maximum threshold while transmitting, during compression, at least a portion of one or more packets of the plurality of packets stored in the buffer below the minimum threshold.

Method for Producing Corrugated Cardboard Blanks, and Device

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009684

The invention relates to a method for producing blanks from paper, cardboard, paperboard, corrugated cardboard, or plastic. The method according to the invention does not process panels or sheets into blanks in a multistage process but rather produces the blanks directly from the material web i.e. the corrugated cardboard web or from the paper, paperboard, plastic or cardboard web. The machining process is scalable. Advantageously, the method according to the invention can be adjusted in terms of the required production or packaging quantity by the juxtaposition of additional processing centers in terms of production speed and quantity.

A PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF POTASSIC FERTILISER FROM ALCOHOL DISTILLERY EFFLUENT (SPENT WASH)

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010376

The present invention provides a method for the preparation of multi-nutrient potassic fertilizer, by recovering potassium from sugarcane molasses based alcohol distillery effluent (commonly known as spent wash). The process involves pre-treatment of spent wash to clarify the aqueous phase and utilization of the treated spent wash in production of potassic fertilizer. The present invention enables utilisation of spent wash for recovery of value-added product (viz., potash fertiliser of 99% purity) and improves ease of Zero Liquid Discharge compliance by subjecting the relatively benign process effluent to industrially practiced techniques for water recovery and salt reclamation.

MOTOR WINDING TEMPERATURE ESTIMATOR

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014326

Examples of the present disclosure relate to a device, method, and medium storing instructions for execution by a processor for estimating motor winding temperature. In an example, a device for estimating motor winding temperature includes a motor shaft and a motor winding. The device may include a current sense resistor to detect the current passing through a common wiring. The device may include a digital to analog converter to convert an input voltage to an analog signal for comparison to the voltage and to generate a differential voltage using the signals received from the current sense resistor and an initial voltage supplied to the motor winding. The device may include a processor to use the differential voltage and a current input value to calculate a resistance of the motor winding from comparison to a temperature conversion curve.

Travel Coffee Kit

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008604

A compact, lightweight coffee-making kit designed for use in travel includes a kettle for boiling water; an electric power base; a drinking cup with a removable lid; a pour-over-style funnel filter support; a container for coffee beans or grounds; and a carrying case. All the components are sized to stack into each other to form a composite kit that fits into a carrying case.

IMAGE SENSOR AND IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014842

An image capturing apparatus in which a plurality of pixels each having a plurality of photoelectric conversion units for receiving light fluxes that have passed through different partial pupil regions of an imaging optical system are arrayed, wherein an entrance pupil distance Z of the image sensor with respect to a minimum exit pupil distance L min of the imaging optical system and the maximum exit pupil distance L max of the imaging optical system satisfies a condition of

VEHICLE COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE CAMERA AND ONE CORRESPONDING WASHING SYSTEM FOR CLEANING THE CAMERA

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010055

The invention concerns a vehicle, comprising at least one camera and one corresponding washing system (3) for cleaning the camera, the washing system comprising a housing (10) for receiving the camera, a cleaning fluid storage tank (20), a nozzle (12) for spraying the cleaning fluid inside the housing and a pump (22) for pumping the cleaning fluid from the tank to the nozzle. The washing system further includes a passage (18) extending from the housing (10) to the tank (20), for draining, under gravity, used cleaning fluid back into the tank (20).

HIGH DENSITY MRAM INTEGRATION

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013827

A method for forming three-dimensional magnetic memory arrays by forming crystalized silicon structures from amorphous structures in the magnetic memory array, wherein the temperature needed to crystalize the amorphous silicon is lower than the temperature budget of the memory element so as to avoid damage to the memory element. An amorphous silicon is deposited, followed by a layer of Ti or Co. An annealing process is then performed which causes the Ti or Co to form TiSi 2 or CoSi 2 and also causes the underlying amorphous silicon to crystallize.

Picture Coding and Decoding

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009428

A picture with multiple slices is encoded by generating a coded slice representation for each of the slices. A slice flag is set to a first value for the first slice in the picture and corresponding slice flags of the remaining slices are set to a second defined value. A respective slice address is generated for each remaining slice to enable identification of the slice start position within the picture for the slice. A coded picture representation of the picture comprises the coded slice representations, the slice addresses and the slice flags. The slice flags enable differentiation between slices for which slice addresses are required and the slice per picture for which no slice address is needed to identify its slice start position.

HEAD MODULE FOR A RAIL VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010098

The invention relates to a head module for a rail vehicle, said head module being suitable to be detachably fixed to the front face of a subsequent railcar unit without additional underframe. The head module consists of an inner and an outer shell and includes three systems which convert, in the event of a crash, the collision energy into a deformation one after the other or simultaneously and substantially independently of another.

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DETERMINING ONE OR MORE POINTS ON OPERATION PATHWAY

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008892

Embodiments of the present invention set forth a method to drive robotic arm to one or more points on an operation pathway. The method includes constructing a three-dimensional model based on a medical image scan of a patient, planning an operation pathway according to the three-dimensional model, retrieving image information of the patient captured by a three-dimensional optical apparatus, selecting a first set of landmark points in the three-dimensional model, selecting a second set of landmark points in the retrieved image information, matching the first set of landmark points with the second set of landmark points, transforming coordinates from a three-dimensional model coordinate system to a three-dimensional optical apparatus coordinate system based on a result of the matching, and driving the robotic arm to the one or more points on the operation pathway in a robotic arm coordinate system.

COMBINATION IMMUNE THERAPY AND CYTOKINE CONTROL THERAPY FOR CANCER TREATMENT

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009191

Compositions disclosed herein, and methods of use thereof included those for inhibiting or reducing the incidence of cytokine release syndrome or cytokine storm in a subject undergoing CAR T-cell therapy, methods of treating a cancer or tumor, methods of reducing tumor load, methods of reducing the size or growth rate of a cancer or a tumor, and methods of extending of the survival of a subject suffering from a cancer or tumor, wherein the subjects are administered compositions comprising apoptotic cells or apoptotic cell supernatants. Compositions and methods of use thereof may increase the efficacy of a CAR T-cell cancer therapy. Disclosed herein are also compositions and methods of use thereof for decreasing or inhibiting cytokine production in a subject experiencing cytokine release syndrome or cytokine storm. In certain instances compositions may include additional chemotherapeutic or immunomodulatory agents.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING COMPOSITION SET, THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010580

A disclosed three-dimensional modeling composition set includes a first composition, and a second composition, where at least one of a cured product of the first composition and a cured product of the second composition has water disintegratability, and when ST1 represents surface tension of the first composition and ST2 represents surface tension of the second composition, the following formula (1) is satisfied: IST1ST2I2 (1) where in the formula (1), the unit of the surface tension is mN/m. A method and an apparatus using the three-dimensional modeling composition set are also disclosed.

BIOELECTRODE SHEET

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009072

A bioelectrode sheet (100) is configured to be affixed to the skin of a subject, a drug (104 b ) being mixed in an adhesive layer (104) provided at a peripheral position of a conductive gel layer (103) so as to avoid the conductive gel layer (103). The drug (104 b ) admixed with the adhesive layer (104) can thereby be caused to penetrate the body while biological information is acquired by an electrode (102) via the conductive gel layer (103).

METHOD INVOLVING 1-BENZOTRIAZOLYL CARBONATE ESTERS OF POLY(ETHYLENE GLYCOL)

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009260

The invention provides for preparing a polymer-active agent conjugate, the method comprising the steps of reacting an amino acid derivative with a biologically active agent under conditions to form a polymer-active agent conjugate.

USER EQUIPMENT, BASE STATION, A METHOD PERFORMED BY A USER EQUIPMENT (UE) AND A METHOD PERFORMED BY A BASE STATION

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200015227

A User Equipment (UE) configured for multi-group communications is described. The UE includes a processor and instructions stored in memory that is in electronic communication with the processor. The UE detects a plurality of cells. The UE also determines to use multiple groups of one or more cells. The UE further determines a primary secondary cell (PSCell) for a non-primary cell (non-PCell) group based on UE-specific radio resource control (RRC) signaling. The UE additionally receives information using the multiple groups.

RESISTANCE STRUCTURE, RESISTANCE STRUCTURE UNIT, INFORMATION IDENTIFICATION DEVICE AND BIOSENSOR

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013527

A resistance structure, a resistance structure unit, an information identification device and a biosensor. The resistance structure comprises: a first electrode (1); a second electrode (2); a plurality of first resistance elements (3), wherein one end of each of the first resistance elements (3) is connected to the first electrode (1), and the other end thereof is connected to the second electrode (2); a first fracture (11), the first fracture (11) dividing the first electrode (1) into a first part (111) and a second part (112), the first fracture (11) being located between two adjacent first resistance elements (3) or disconnecting at least one first resistance element (3) from the first electrode (1); and a third electrode (4), wherein the third electrode (4) is connected to the first part (111) of the first electrode (1).

JUNK MODELLING

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009466

The present invention provides apparatus for building a junk model, comprising an elongate member (118) attachable to a junk model body (106) and having a first end region and a second end region; a first attachment portion (130) for attaching a first surface engaging element (114) to the first end region; and a second attachment portion (132) for attaching a second surface engaging element (116) to the second end region; wherein the elongate member is selectively adjustable in length to set a distance between the first attachment portion and the second attachment portion. A kit of parts and method of building a junk model are also provided.

3D SENSOR AND METHOD OF MONITORING A MONITORED ZONE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011656

A 3D sensor for monitoring a monitored zone is provided, wherein the 3D sensor has at least one light receiver for generating a received signal from received light from the monitored zone and has a control and evaluation unit that is configured to detect objects in the monitored zone by evaluating the received signal and to determine the shortest distance of the detected objects from at least one reference volume, and to read at least one distance calculated in advance from the reference value from a memory for the determination of the respective shortest distance of a detected object.

DISPLAY DRIVING METHOD AND COMPUTER APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013351

A driving method for display includes: acquiring an original gray scale data group of each of pixel units of a content to be displayed in a preset display area; determining average gray scales of each of hues in the preset display area according to the original gray scale data group; acquiring original light source intensities of each of the hues of the content to be displayed in the preset display area; dividing the original gray scale data group into a first gray scale data group and a second gray scale data group according to the original gray scale data group of each of the pixel units, the average gray scales of each of the hues, and the original light source intensities, and determining driving light source intensities of each of the hues in the preset display area;

Crossbow with Belleville Springs

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011633

A crossbow has a body, two bow assemblies, two pulley assemblies, and a string. The two bow assemblies are respectively disposed at two sides of the body. Each one of the two bow assemblies has a limb being capable of swinging relative to the body, a guiding unit obliquely extending toward the limb, a joint with two ends, and multiple Belleville springs mounted on and around the guiding unit and simultaneously abutting against the body and the joint. An angle is defined between the guiding unit and the body. The joint has an allowance for movement with the limb that allows a free end of the limb to be pulled toward the body. The two pulley assemblies are respectively mounted on two free ends of two limbs of the two bow assemblies. The string has two ends respectively fixed to the two pulley assemblies.

Refrigerator and Support Device for Refrigerator

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011476

A refrigerator includes a main body having one or more storage spaces and a support device configured to rotatably support the main body. The main body includes one or more storage spaces, a front face, and one or more doors configured to open and close at least one of the storage space(s). The support device includes a support body; a rotatable, upwardly extending shaft at or in a center of the support body and in a coupling hole, cavity or opening in the main body; a plurality of balls on and/or in the support body, configured to support the main body; and a coupling pin configured to move in a vertical direction and to fix a direction of the front face of the main body. The main body includes a plurality of latching holes, cavities or openings outside the coupling hole, cavity or opening, configured to receive the coupling pin such that the coupling pin limits rotation of the main body when the coupling pin is in one of the latching holes, cavities or openings.

Catalytic Depolymerisation of Polymeric Materials

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010773

A process for converting a molten polymeric material is provided. The process includes effecting disposition of a molten polymeric material, having at least one carbon-carbon double bond, in sufficient proximity to a catalyst material within a reaction zone, to affect a reactive process that effects generation of a reaction product. The reactive process effects cleaving of at least one carbon-carbon double bond. The catalyst material includes [FeCuMoP]/Al 2 O 3 prepared by binding a ferrous-copper complex to an alumina support to generate an intermediate material and reacting the intermediate material with a heteropolyacid.