Total 7064 patents for "2020-01-09"

SHIELDED SPUTTER DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010948

A shielded sputter deposition system and method, the system including a process module including: a vacuum enclosure configured to receive a moving substrate, sputtering targets disposed in the vacuum enclosure, each sputtering target including a target material, and a peripheral shield disposed between the and substrate and an interstitial space located between adjacent sputtering targets. The peripheral shield may be configured to at least partially block indirect deposition of sputtered target material onto the substrate and to permit direct deposition of the sputtered target material onto the substrate.

CANNABIS COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008441

Disclosed herein are new cannabis compositions. In one embodiment, these new cannabis compositions are beverages, such as tea. In one embodiment, these new cannabis compositions are dehydrated beverages, such as powders or crystalline forms, which can be mixed with other components, like tea, and added to water.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING DATA TRANSMISSION BASED ON MULTIPLE TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVALS, FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION, AND FOR TRANSMITTING DATA BY EMPLOYING MULTIPLE PORTS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200015176

The disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates beyond 4th-generation (4G) communication system such as long term evolution (LTE). A method for operating a terminal is provided. The method includes detecting, scheduling assignment (SA) of another terminal in a sensing window based on transmission time intervals (TTIs) with different lengths in a resource pool; detecting a receiving power of a scheduled data channel based on the SA and a receiving energy of each sub-channel of each subframe; determining resources for data transmission based on the SA, the receiving power and the receiving energy; and transmitting data on the resources.

FLEXIBLE INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER WITH COLLECTION SKIRT

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010267

A collection assembly (10, 10 a ) for flowable materials includes a central, flexible bag (12, 12 a ) with a collection skirt (14, 14 a ) secured to the bag (12, 12 a ) and extending outwardly from the open top (20, 20 a ) of the bag (12, 12 a ). In use, the assembly (10, 10 a ) is placed at a collection site with the bag (12, 12 a ) in a collapsed condition and the skirt (14, 14 a ) is deployed about the bag (12, 12 a ). Material (36) is then placed on the assembly (10, 10 a ) over the open top (20, 20 a ) and, as necessary, the skirt (14, 14 a ). The skirt is then elevated using marginal gathering apparatus (16, 16 a ), thereby causing the material (36) to flow into the bag (12, 12 a ). The skirt (14, 14 a ) may then be gathered and closed, forming a duffel closure for the assembly (10, 10 a ).

BATTERY BANKS WITH INTEGRATED CHARGING CABLES

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014226

A portable charging system having a battery bank that may be used with a charging dock is disclosed. The battery bank has an integrated charging cable that is configured to wrap around two sides of the battery bank to form a storage mode and to unwrap to form a free-floating cable mode.

SOMATOSTATIN MODULATORS AND USES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010453

Described herein are compounds that are somatostatin modulators, methods of making such compounds, pharmaceutical compositions and medicaments comprising such compounds, and methods of using such compounds in the treatment of conditions, diseases, or disorders that would benefit from modulation of somatostatin activity.

VEHICULAR SUPPORT FOR SURFBOARD

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010020

A method for supporting a surfboard during vehicular transport includes positioning an apparatus in a backseat of a convertible such that the apparatus stands on each of two seats of the backset; using seatbelts in the backset of the convertible, securing the apparatus against backs of the seats; with the top of the convertible down, positioning the surfboard onto a top of a frame of a windshield of the convertible while positioning the surfboard onto a platform of the apparatus; and securing the surfboard to the platform using one or more straps. The surfboard is supported on the convertible by the windshield frame and by the platform of the apparatus that has been stood up in the backseat of the convertible.

NOVEL T-CELL RECEPTOR

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010804

Provided is a T cell receptor containing, as chain complementarity determining regions, respective amino acid sequences of CDR1 to CDR3 respectively shown in SEQ ID NOs: 1 to 3, or respective amino acid sequences of CDR1 to CDR3 respectively shown in SEQ ID NOs: 4 to 6, as chain complementarity determining regions, respective amino acid sequences of CDR1 to CDR3 respectively shown in SEQ ID NOs: 7 to 9, or respective amino acid sequences of CDR1 to CDR3 respectively shown in SEQ ID NOs: 10 to 12, and capable of binding to a peptide having the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 27 or a complex of the peptide and HLA-A24. A T cell receptor containing, as an chain complementarity determining regions, respective amino acid sequences of CDR1 to CDR3 respectively shown in SEQ ID NOs: 13 to 15, as chain complementarity determining regions, respective amino acid sequences of CDR1 to CDR3 respectively shown in SEQ ID NOs: 16 to 18, and capable of binding to a peptide having the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 28 or a complex of the peptide and HLA-A02.

HIGH STRENGTH STEEL SHEET

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010919

High strength steel sheet having a tensile strength of 800 MPa or more comprising a middle part in sheet thickness and a soft surface layer arranged at one side or both sides of the middle part in sheet thickness, wherein each soft surface layer has a thickness of more than 10 M and 30% or less of the sheet thickness, the soft surface layer has an average Vickers hardness of more than 0.60 time and 0.90 time or less the average Vickers hardness of the sheet thickness 1/2 position, and the soft surface layer has a nano-hardness standard deviation of 0.8 or less is provided.

FACIAL IMAGE REPLACEMENT USING 3-DIMENSIONAL MODELLING TECHNIQUES

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013212

Techniques are provided for facial image replacement between a reference facial image and a target facial image, of varying pose and illumination, using 3-dimensional morphable face models (3DMMs). A methodology implementing the techniques according to an embodiment includes fitting the reference face and the target face to a first and second 3DMM, respectively. The method further includes generating a texture map based on the fitted 3D reference face and rendering the fitted 3D reference face to a pose of the fitted 3D target face. The rendering is based on parameters of the first 3DMM, parameters of the second 3DMM, and the generated texture map associated with the fitted 3D reference face. The method further includes, determining a region of interest of the target facial image; and blending the rendered 3D reference face onto the region of interest of the target facial image to generate a replaced facial image.

ABLATION AND OCCLUSIVE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008870

An example medical system for ablating and occluding the left atrial appendage is disclosed. The example system includes a catheter sized and shaped for vascular access and including an elongate body extending between a proximal end and a distal end. A first expandable member may be positioned near the distal end of the elongate body and have a first region configured to permeate a liquid therethrough. A first set of one or more electrodes may be arranged within the first expandable member and may be configured to deliver energy to the tissue region. An occlusive implant may be releasably secured to the distal end of the elongate body.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NVH-BASED VEHICLE POWERTRAIN CONTROL

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010089

Methods and systems are provided for adjusting noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) limits for a vehicle based on an occupancy level of the vehicle. The occupancy level is inferred based on a number of occupants and their position within a vehicle, and further based on a degree of interaction of a primary occupant with vehicle controls. As the occupancy level decreases, NVH constraints for operating the vehicle are reduced and one or more vehicle operating parameters nay be based on the reduced NVH constraints.

COMPOSITIONS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONFERRING DISEASE RESISTANCE IN PLANTS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010847

Compositions, systems and methods are provided for conferring disease resistance to plant pathogens that use proteases to target plant substrate proteins inside plant cells. Briefly, the compositions, systems and methods are based upon plant substrate proteins that are targeted by pathogen-specific proteases and that activate nucleotide binding site-leucine rich repeat (NB-LRR) disease resistance proteins when cleaved by the protease. These substrate proteins are modified such that the endogenous protease recognition sequence is replaced by a protease recognition sequence specific to a different pathogen protease (i.e., a heterologous protease recognition sequence). The modified plant substrate protein therefore can be used in connection with its corresponding NB-LRR protein to activate resistance in response to cleavage by the heterologous pathogen-specific protease. When activated by the plant pathogen-specific protease, the pair initiates host defense responses thereto, including programmed cell death.

IMPLEMENTING COMPOSITE CUSTOM INDICES IN A MULTI-TENANT DATABASE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012645

Methods and systems for query optimization for a multi-tenant database system are provided. Some embodiments comprise receiving, at a network interface of a server computer in a multi-tenant database system, an original query transmitted to the multi-tenant database system by a user associated with a tenant, wherein the original query is associated with data accessible by the tenant, and wherein the multi-tenant database system includes a first two-column custom index. Metadata associated with the data accessible by the tenant is retrieved, using a processor of the server computer, wherein at least a portion of the data accessible by the tenant is stored in a common table within the multi-tenant database system. A tenant-selective query syntax is determined, using the processor, wherein determining comprises analyzing at least one of metadata generated from information about the tenant or metadata generated from the data accessible by the tenant. Finally, using the processor, an improved query is generated using the query syntax, wherein the improved query is based at least in part upon the original query and data stored in the first two-column custom index.

MOSQUITO ATTRACTANT FORMULATIONS AND USES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008424

There is herein provided a mosquito attractant formulation comprising: (a) an aldehyde component; (b) a first monoterpene component; and (c) a second monoterpene component, wherein components (a) to (c) are defined in the description provided herein, 5 and products, uses and methods relating to the same. There is also herein provided the use of the compound HMBPP as a phagostimulant, and products and methods relating to the same.

EVAPORATIVE COOLING DEVICE AND CONTROL SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200011552

An evaporative cooling device may be provided. The device may comprise a plurality of rollers, a screen looped around the plurality of rollers, a motor coupled to at least one roller and configured to drive the at least one roller, a basin configured to hold a liquid within an interior of the basin, and wherein at least one roller is at least partially within the interior of the basin. The screen may travel into the basin and capture an amount of the liquid. As the liquid is drawn into an airstream feeding a heat rejection device, the liquid may evaporate, cooling the air. The cooled air may provide a more efficient heat rejection device.

ROTOR OF MAGNET-EMBEDDED ELECTRIC MOTOR WITH MAGNET FIXED BY MAGNET FIXING AGENT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ROTOR OF MAGNET-EMBEDDED ELECTRIC MOTOR

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014258

A rotor core of a magnet-embedded electric motor includes a first tubular member and a second tubular member coaxially fixed to a shaft. The first tubular member includes a magnet fixing hole in which the magnet is fixed and a recess formed in an outer circumferential surface. The second tubular member includes a magnet fixing hole in which the magnet is fixed. The magnet fixing hole includes an arrangement region where the magnet is arranged, and an escape region having a size that allows magnet fixing agent to accumulate. The arrangement region of the first tubular member communicates with the arrangement region of the second tubular member, and the recess of the first tubular member communicates with the escape region of the second tubular member.

SOCIAL NETWORK GROUPING METHOD AND SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200014775

A method, system and computer-readable storage medium for grouping users of an online social network application are provided. The method includes: acquiring friend relation data of a first user, the friend relation data comprising one or more friend nodes; determining a weight of each of the friend nodes based on the friend relation data acquired; forming a first friend circle with a first friend node having a greatest weight among the friend nodes; traversing the friend nodes to find an optimum friend of the first friend circle; adding the optimum friend into the first friend circle; and repeating the traversing and adding until all optimum friends of the first friend circle are added into the first friend circle. The method determines the weight of each friend node based on the friend relation data and performs grouping by the weights, which is able to conduct as mart grouping with high speed, low throughput, and high efficiency.

RESIN PANEL COMPONENT OF VEHICLE BODY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009948

Takt time to manufacture a panel component by bonding an inner panel made from resin and an outer panel made from resin is shortened. A method for manufacturing a resin panel component of a vehicle body includes the steps of: applying an adhesive to an inner panel; placing the inner panel and outer panels on top of each other and holding bonding areas of the inner panel and the outer panels while the holding bonding areas are being pressed by jigs only on a side of the outer panels without being supported on the inner panel side; and curing the adhesive interposed between the inner panel and the outer panels.

AIRCRAFT ELECTRICALLY-ASSISTED PROPULSION CONTROL SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010205

This invention concerns an aircraft propulsion system in which an engine has an engine core comprising a compressor, a combustor and a turbine driven by a flow of combustion products of the combustor. At least one propulsive fan generates a mass flow of air to propel the aircraft. An electrical energy store is provided on board the aircraft. At least one electric motor is arranged to drive the propulsive fan and the engine core compressor. A controller controls the at least one electric motor to mitigate the creation of a contrail caused by the engine combustion products by altering the ratio of the mass flow of air by the propulsive fan to the flow of combustion products of the combustor. The at least one electric motor is controlled so as to selectively drive both the propulsive fan and engine core compressor.

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR INTRACRANIAL VESSEL ACCESS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009350

The invention relates to systems and methods for intracranial vessel access. In particular, a system including a co-axial combination of a steerable variable thickness microwire operatively supporting a tapered larger bore support and larger bore distal access catheter is described. Methods of advancing the intracranial access system through the vasculature are also described

DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013848

A display device includes a substrate which includes a display area and a non-display area, a pixel unit which is provided in the display area and includes a plurality of pixel columns, and data lines which are respectively connected to the pixel columns and apply data signals to the pixel columns. The non-display area includes a fanout area, a bent area, and a pad area which are sequentially arranged. The respective data lines are disposed on different layers in the fanout area and the pad area. A resulting display device can reduce resistance deviation between data signals in a first data line and a second data line, thereby reducing vertical line defects.

SEQUENCE NUMBERING ON DEMAND FOR SEGMENTATION

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200015118

Various communication systems may benefit from the appropriate use of sequence numbers. For example, radio link control unacknowledged mode may benefit from the use of sequence numbers on demand for segmentation. A method can include determining whether segmentation is to occur with respect to a packet data unit. The method can include providing a sequence number in a header of the packet data unit contingent on usage of segmentation with respect to the packet data unit.

SPRAY ACCESSORY HAVING FILTER FOR VEHICLE WASHER SPRAY SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009596

The disclosed inventive concept provides a fluid accessory for facilitating the dispensing of fluid onto a vehicle's windshield, cameras, sensors, or the like. The fluid accessory includes a body having an inlet portion and an outlet portion in which an inlet adapter and an outlet adapter, respectively, are fitted. The fluid accessory also includes a sleeve which is fitted within the body and around the inlet adapter. The body includes a plurality of longitudinal protrusions extending radially into the body. The sleeve and longitudinal projections cooperate to define a plurality of debris collection channels for collecting debris flowing within the fluid and through the fluid accessory. The fluid accessory also includes a filter media, such as a filter media, which is positioned between the outlet adapter and the body.

FECES COLOR DETECTION DEVICE

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200008786

A plurality of color sensing sections are attached to a toilet seat so as to test a health state or a fecal occult blood portion every time by capturing the feces surface color during defecation. Before feces which have been excreted from a body sink into a water-seal portion, the circumference of the feces is optically captured to detect the color of the surface of the feces. By monitoring changes in color, the health state of the defecator is monitored. In particular, by checking the presence/absence of an occult blood portion, the present invention assists in early detection of colorectal cancer and allows a fecal occult blood test to be performed in a hygienic manner without burdening the user.

ASSISTED TRAILER ALIGNMENT SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010015

A trailer alignment system is provided. The system comprises a sensor disposed within a housing. The system also comprises a processor configured to determine a location of a vehicle on a trailer based on data received from the sensor and in response to the vehicle location determination, the processor generates a notification. The system further comprises a notification element configured to display the generated notification to a driver of the vehicle.

Augmented Reality Light Field Display

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200012090

A head-mounted light field display device, the device comprising at least one multiplexed light field display module adapted to face an eye of a viewer wearing the device, the multiplexed light field display module comprising a light field view image generator and a waveguide with a set of shutters, the light field view image generator operable to generate, over time, a set of beams of light from a different one of a set of light field view images, the shuttered waveguide operable to transmit the set of beams and to open, over time, a different subset of the set of shutters, the subset corresponding to a position associated with the view image, thereby to emit the set of beams via the subset, thereby to display to the viewer a time-varying optical light field representative of the set of view images.

ANTIMICROBIAL SURFACES FOR FLOW PATH COMPONENTS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200009826

According to an aspect, a flow path component includes a flow path component body having a flow surface. The flow path component also includes a plurality of antimicrobial nanoparticles embedded in the flow surface and at least partially exposed external to the flow surface to provide an antimicrobial surface.

ADAPTIVE TEXT-TO-SPEECH OUTPUTS

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200013387

In some implementations, a language proficiency of a user of a client device is determined by one or more computers. The one or more computers then determines a text segment for output by a text-to-speech module based on the determined language proficiency of the user. After determining the text segment for output, the one or more computers generates audio data including a synthesized utterance of the text segment. The audio data including the synthesized utterance of the text segment is then provided to the client device for output.

PROCESSES FOR THE PREPARATION OF 2,5-FURANDICARBOXYLIC ACID AND INTERMEDIATES AND DERIVATIVES THEREOF

Pub Date: 2020-01-09

Pub Number: US20200010441

The present disclosure provides processes for the production of 2-5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and intermediates thereof by the chemocatalytic conversion of a furanic oxidation substrate. The present disclosure further provides processes for preparing derivatives of FDCA and FDCA-based polymers. In addition, the present disclosure provides crystalline preparations of FDCA, as well as processes for making the same.