Total 6115 patents for "2020-02-20"

CAR TYRE

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200055350

A car tyre having a tread that extends in axial direction for a width the tread including a central portion arranged across an equatorial plane, and two lateral portions opposed with respect to the central portion. The central portion is separated from the lateral portions of the tread by two circumferential grooves. The circumferential grooves have a width greater than about 6 mm. The central portion extends in axial direction for a width less than 20% of the width of the tread and includes a plurality of first sipes. Each lateral portion has a width greater than 30% of the width of the tread, and each lateral portion includes, furthermore, a plurality of transversal grooves. The transversal grooves of a lateral portion include at least a first inclined length that extends from a zone proximal to the respective circumferential grooves, moving away from the equatorial plane. The first inclined length has an inclination 60 with respect to equatorial plane. Each lateral portion includes a plurality of sipes. The density of the sipes decreases moving away from the equatorial plane.

Fixed Angle Rotor

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200055060

A fixed-angle rotor for centrifuges includes stiffening ribs on the lower side of its rotor body. Its rotational energy is comparatively low during operation even at high speeds, whereby safety is noticeably increased without the need for a reinforced armored vessel in the centrifuge that is equipped therewith. At the same time, the drive power required to drive the fixed-angle rotor remains low. The fixed-angle rotor also withstands extreme loads over a long period of time. In addition, the fixed-angle rotor can be manufactured cost-effectively, because no additional components are required; rather, the stiffening ribs can also be manufactured during the manufacture of the rotor body. Finally, very thin rotor shells can also be used, which improves the temperature control of the samples, because the fixed-angle rotor has very good structural stability, especially in the main load directions.

MASS SPECTROMETRY ASSAY FOR CONGENITAL ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200057080

Methods are provided for detecting the amount of one or more CAH panel analytes (i.e., pregnenolone, 17-OH pregnenolone, progesterone, 17-OH progesterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), androstenedione, testosterone, deoxycorticosterone, 11-deoxycortisol, and cortisol) in a sample by mass spectrometry. The methods generally involve ionizing one or more CAH panel analytes in a sample and quantifying the generated ions to determine the amount of one or more CAH panel analytes in the sample. In methods where amounts of multiple CAH panel analytes are detected, the amounts of multiple analytes are detected in the same sample injection.

Automated Physical Training System

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200054931

Systems, methods and computer readable media comprising a virtual exercise board, which is represented by images on the screen of a pad device; wearable devices configured to attach to each shoe of a user and to collect and transmit touch data to the pad device; cameras for tracking movement and calibrating with the data collected by the wearable devices; and computer programs for collecting user data, processing user data, and generating outputs. In embodiments, features include augmented reality; ratings of performance; automated workouts/protocols; real-time progress bar; multi-location database capabilities; and reports.

FOLDED PARALLEL-LIGHT-CHANNEL BASED STEREO IMAGING SYSTEM WITH DISPARITY AND CONVERGENCE ANGLE CONTROL

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200059636

A stereo imaging system having convergence angle and disparity control includes a pair of pivoting folded-parallel-light-channel (FPLC) units arranged to provide a virtual left side view and a virtual right side view of a scene. Each FPLC unit includes a fixed lens unit adapted to focus reflected light comprising an image of a scene to an image sensor and a laterally translatable light-redirecting unit comprising a reflector adapted to define a parallel image reflection path to the fixed lens unit via a collimated light beam comprising substantially parallel light beams. The stereo imaging system further includes a disparity-adjusting mechanism adapted to alter a distance between the pair of pivoting FPLC units and a convergence-angle-adjusting mechanism adapted to pivot the pivoting FPLC units.

Steviol Glycoside Compounds, Compositions For Oral Ingestion Or Use, And Method For Enhancing Steviol Glycoside Solubility

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200055889

Novel steviol glycoside compounds characterized by a first group of four glucopyranose residues attached via the number 13 carbon (C13) of the steviol moiety and a second group of two or three glucopyranose residues attached via the number 19 carbon (C19) of the steviol moiety are described, and exemplified by compounds 1-4. These compounds can be present in a composition with other steviol glycosides (e.g., Reb D and Reb M) to enhance their solubilities. Accordingly, the novel compounds can facilitate the preparation of aqueous compositions having a higher concentration of steviol glycosides. A steviol glycoside composition including one or more of compounds 1-4 can be used as a sweetener composition to sweeten other compositions (sweetenable compositions) such as foods, beverages, medicines, oral hygiene compositions, nutraceuticals, and the like.

PAIRWISE COMPARISON FOR LOAD BALANCING

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200059513

Load balancing across hosts in a computer system is triggered based on pairwise comparisons of resource utilization at different host. A method for load balancing across hosts includes the steps of determining a resource utilization difference between first and second hosts, wherein the first host has a higher resource utilization than the second host, comparing the resource utilization difference against a threshold difference, and upon determining that the resource utilization difference exceeds the threshold difference, selecting a workload executing in the first host for migration to the second host.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200058510

In a manufacturing method of a semiconductor device including a substrate having a front surface and a rear surface, and a film attached to the rear surface, the film is attached on the rear surface, a rear surface side groove is provided by half-cutting the substrate from the rear surface together with the film, a protective member is attached to the film after the rear surface side groove is provided, and a front surface side groove connected to the rear surface side groove is provided by dicing the substrate from the front surface after the protective member is attached.

WATER SOLUBLE TOMATO EXTRACT PROTECTS AGAINST ADVERSE EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTION

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200054706

The present invention relates to compositions comprising a water soluble tomato extract (WSTE) which may be used in maintaining cardiovascular health, lessening the risk of developing cardiovascular health problems, or reducing the likelihood of worsening an existing cardiovascular health problem in a subject exposed, or is at risk of exposure, to particulate air pollution.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PRODUCTS BY MEANS OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING METHODS USING REACTIVE POWDERS, AND PRODUCTS THEREOF

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200055235

The invention relates to a method for producing a three-dimensional object by means of a powder-based additive production method from at least one first powdery material, wherein the at least one first powdery material comprises at least one first compound having a first reactive group a). The first reactive group a) is selected from the group consisting of an isocyanate group, a blocked isocyanate group, or a mixture thereof. The invention further relates to a component produced using the method according to the invention, and to powdery material that is suited for the method according to the invention.

ADAPTIVE METADATA REFRESHING

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200057761

Techniques are described for managing the optimized refreshing of metadata associated with online and live systems. In some implementations, a set of metadata modules associated with one or more entities are identified, the metadata modules defining metadata associated with a particular data model for the associated entities. A request to initiate a refreshing of the metadata for a subset of the set of metadata modules is identified. Each metadata module from the subset of the set of metadata modules is prioritized into a prioritization order. A determination is made as to whether two or more idle database connections are available. In response to determining that two or more idle database connections are available, a concurrent refresh of the subset of the set of metadata modules is initialized in the prioritization order.

ETHYLENE ABSORBER UNIT AND HOUSEHOLD REFRIGERATION APPLIANCE HAVING SUCH A UNIT

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200056826

An ethylene absorber unit for a household refrigeration appliance includes a housing and at least one absorber pad which is disposed in a receiving chamber of the housing in such a way that it can be exchanged. A holding duct, which is different from the walls of the housing, is formed in the receiving chamber. The absorber pad is inserted in the holding duct. A household refrigeration appliance having the absorber unit is also provided.

DIELECTRIC LAYER, INTERCONNECTION STRUCTURE USING THE SAME, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200058495

A method for manufacturing a dielectric layer includes forming a first dielectric film over a substrate. A first porogen is deposited over the first dielectric film. A second dielectric film is formed on and in contact with the first dielectric film and the first porogen. The first porogen is removed.

Laminate

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200056002

The present application relates to a block copolymer and a use thereof. The present application can provide a laminate which is capable of forming a highly aligned block copolymer on a substrate and thus can be effectively applied to production of various patterned substrates, and a method for producing a patterned substrate using the same.

VERTICAL MEMORY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200058671

A vertical memory device includes a substrate having a peripheral circuit structure, first gate patterns having first gate pad regions stacked vertically from the substrate, vertical channel structures penetrating the first gate patterns, first gate contact structures each extending vertically to a corresponding first gate pad region, mold patterns stacked vertically from the substrate, the mold patterns each being positioned at the same height from the substrate with a corresponding gate pattern, peripheral contact structures penetrating the mold patterns to be connected to the peripheral circuit structure, a first block separation structure disposed between the first gate contact structures and the peripheral contact structures, and a first peripheral circuit connection wiring extending across the first block separation structure to connect one of the first gate contact structures to one of the peripheral contact structures.

SYNTHESIS OF HYPERBRANCHED POLYMETHACRYLATES AND POLYACRYLATES BY A HALOINIMER APPROACH

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200055995

A new synthetic pathway for hyperbranched polyacrylates and polymethacrylates including the steps of preparing an inimer and polymerizing the inimer to form hyperbranched polymers or copolymers.

METHODS OF TREATING SYSTEMIC GRAFT-VERSUS-HOST DISEASE WITH EXTRACELLULAR VESICLES

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200054686

The present invention relates to a method of treating acute or chronic systemic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) with extracellular vesicles, e.g., exosomes obtained from human cardiospheres or cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs), wherein systemic GVHD involves, e.g., at least two organs selected from the group consisting of the skin, mucosa, gastrointestinal tract, liver, lungs, joints and fascia, genitalia, and eyes. The present invention also provides a pharmaceutical formulation comprising extracellular vesicles, e.g., exosomes obtained from human cardiospheres or CDCs, for systemic administration, e.g., intravenous infusion, to a human subject in need of treatment of systemic GVHD.

CONTROLLED-IMPEDANCE PRINTED-CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) DESIGN WITH STACK-UP RE-MAPPING

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200060026

A controlled-impedance printed circuit board (PCB) design program allows interactive movement of features from one of the vertically-stacked layers of the design to another layer in a graphical interface. The movement either moves a region of a layer of the PCB design, or moves an entire layer in a layer-swapping operation. The program computes modified widths of circuit traces of the first layer of the controlled-impedance printed circuit board design according to an impedance control value of the controlled-impedance printed circuit board design and according to a new position of the circuit traces caused by a movement of the features of the first layer to the second layer. The program also checks for violation of reference plane requirements for critical signals and warns the designer if such a violation is present.

PHOTOSENSITIZER-PEPTIDE CONJUGATE COMPRISING DEGRADABLE LINKER, AND COMPOSITION FOR PHOTODYNAMIC DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT COMPRISING SAME

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200054751

The present invention relates to a conjugate for photodynamic diagnosis or treatment in which a peptide binds with a photosensitizer via an intracellularly degradable linkage, and to a composition for photodynamic diagnosis or treatment including the same.

Crystalline Solar Cell Comprising a Transparent, Conductive Layer Between the Front-Side Contacts and Method for Producing Such a Solar Cell

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200058806

A monofacial or bifacial crystalline solar cell, on the front face of which over the entire area a first surface passivation layer is arranged directly on the semiconductor interface and above this a first optically opaque, electrically conductive material is arranged in first lateral regions as a front face contact, and a first optically transparent, electrically conductive material is arranged exclusively in second lateral regions. The first optically transparent, electrically conductive material is electrically conductively connected to the front face contact and to a first region of the semiconductor material of the solar cell. The method provides for application of the first optically transparent, electrically conductive material only after the first optically opaque, electrically conductive material has been applied, in such a way that firing of the front face contact is avoided.

DEVICE FOR GUIDING AND SUPPLYING DOUGH TO A DOUGH PROCESSING OR TRANSPORTING MEANS

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200054026

The invention relates to a device for guiding and supplying dough to a dough processing or transporting means comprising a receiving chamber with at least one belt conveyor comprising a conveyor belt forming at least part of a side wall of the receiving chamber. The receiving chamber is further provided with at least two sealing strips mounted at opposing side ends of the conveyor, wherein the sealing strips create a seal between the conveyor belt and an adjacent stationary wall forming another part of the side wall of the receiving chamber. The invention further relates to a chunker for subdividing dough into smaller parts comprising said device.

DYNAMIC ALLOCATION OF PROCESSING QUEUES FOR CONTROL PACKETS IN SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKS

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200059421

Described herein are systems, methods, and software to enhance network traffic management. In one implementation, upon initialization of a computing system, the computing system may select one or more processing queues from a plurality of processing of processing queues to filter control packets of at least one software defined network. The computing system may further configure a network interface to filter the control packets to the identified one or more processing queues.

Method and System for Aging Spirits

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200056133

A method of aging distilled spirits, and a system to perform the method, the method including storing the distilled spirits in one or more containment vessels, securing the containment vessels in an unpressurized and ventilated cargo area of a selected flight vessel, and transporting the containment vessels from at least a first destination to at least a second destination upon the selected flight vessel.

IMPLANTS AND RELATED METHODS FOR BUNION CORRECTION

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200054374

Implants, systems and related methods for correcting bunions are disclosed. The implants, systems and methods may include a first bone engaging implant configured to couple to a first bone, and a second bone engaging implant configured to couple to a second bone that is adjacent the first bone. The implants, systems and methods may further include a flexible cable member extending between the first and second implants that allows motion between the first and second implants but for movement of the first and second implants away from each other. The length of the cable member may draw the first bone towards the second bone and decrease an angle formed between therebetween. The cable member may be rigidly or slidably coupled to the first and second implants.

Rotating buffer station for a chip

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200057037

A rotating buffer station for a chip mainly comprises an upper cover plate, a rotatable plate, a movable jaw member and a lower base. The upper cover plate is arranged on the lower base and formed with a guide slot. The rotatable plate is located between the lower base and the upper cover plate and formed with a cam slot. The rotatable plate is pivotally coupled to the lower base. The movable jaw member is slidably engaged with the cam slot and the guide slot. When the rotatable plate is rotated, the cam slot forces the movable jaw member to move radially along the guide slot so as to form a chip socket. Accordingly, with rotation of the rotatable plate, the cam slot forces the movable jaw member to move radially along the guide slot so that the chip socket can be resized to hold various differently-sized chips.

Variable Pressure Air Pump

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200056601

A variable pressure air pump includes a first cylinder and a second cylinder movable relative to the first cylinder along a longitudinal axis. An air tube is mounted in the first and second cylinders. A mounting portion is integrally formed on a first end of the air tube. A first piston and a second piston compress air in the first and second cylinders. A connecting device is mounted to the first cylinder for coupling with an object to be inflated. An air escape device selectively seals a second chamber of the second cylinder to selectively compress the air in the second cylinder. A first check valve is mounted to the mounting portion of the air tube. A second check valve is mounted to the second piston.

SERVICE CHAINING OF VIRTUAL NETWORK FUNCTIONS IN A CLOUD COMPUTING SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200059403

An example method of provisioning a network service in a cloud computing system includes: defining, at an orchestrator, the network service to include a plurality of network functions; defining, at the orchestrator, network connectivity among the plurality of network functions; identifying a plurality of vendor device managers (VDMs) configured to provision virtual network functions that implement the plurality of network functions; and instructing, by the orchestrator, the VDMs to deploy the virtual network functions having the defined network connectivity.

Paper Straw

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200054157

A paper straw has an inner tube, an outer tube, and a pattern portion. The inner tube and the outer tube are both tubular bodies formed by spirally winding paper sheets. The pattern portion is disposed between the inner tube and the outer tube. The paper sheets that are used to wind the inner tube and the outer tube have light-transmissive properties. Then the pattern portion can be externally displayed through the outer tube or the inner tube, and this can avoid the pattern portion directly contacting food or human body.

PREPREG AND CARBON FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIAL

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200056005

A prepreg containing the following constituent elements [A] to [C], wherein a resin composition containing the constituent elements [B] and [C] has a higher-order structure derived from a diffraction angle 20 between 1.0 and 6.0 observed with X-ray diffraction after curing:

FUEL PUMP FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Pub Date: 2020-02-20

Pub Number: US20200056571

Fuel pump for an internal combustion engine, wherein the fuel pump has: an auxiliary tank designed to receive a fuel flow from a low-pressure fuel pump; a pumping device drawing the fuel from the auxiliary tank through a suction duct; a Venturi choke arranged along the suction duct; and a degasification duct, which originates in a ceiling of the auxiliary tank and leads to the middle of the Venturi choke.