Total 8644 patents for "2020-05-21"

LOW BEND LOSS OPTICAL FIBER WITH STEP INDEX CORE

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200158945

A single mode optical fiber, comprising: (i) a silica based core having a step refractive index profile with an alpha of greater than 10, a relative refractive index 1MAX , and an outer radius r 1 , wherein 6.25 micronsr 1 4.75 microns, the core further comprising Cl, Ge, or a combination thereof; (ii) a first cladding region in contact with and surrounding the core, the first cladding region having a relative refractive index 2MIN , an inner radius r 1 , and an outer radius r 2 , wherein r 2 20 microns; and (iii) an outer cladding region surrounding the first cladding region, the outer cladding region having a relative refractive index 3 . The fiber 1300 nm, a 22 m cable cutoff wavelength 1260 nm; and a bend loss 0.005 dB/turn when the optical fiber is bent around a 30 mm mandrel; 0.5 dB/turn when the fiber is bent around a 20 mm mandrel.

LUBRICATION SYSTEM FOR POWER TRANSMISSION UNIT

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200158186

A lubrication system for a power transmission unit that supplies oil to a starting clutch in an appropriate amount irrespective of an engagement state of the starting clutch. When the friction clutch is completely engaged or disengaged, a first control valve is brought into a low inflow rate mode, and the second control valve is brought into a low outflow rate mode. When the friction clutch is engaged while causing a slip the first control valve is brought into a high inflow rate mode, and the second control valve is brought a high outflow rate mode.

CREATING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL FROM A SEQUENCE OF IMAGES

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200160554

A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying a plurality of two-dimensional (2D) images illustrating a subject performing a rotation, selecting a representative image of the subject, cropping the plurality of 2D images, utilizing the representative image of the subject, to create a cropped plurality of 2D images, aligning each of the cropped plurality of 2D images, thereby creating an aligned plurality of 2D images, selecting a subset of the aligned plurality of 2D images that illustrate a predetermined amount of rotation of the subject, and creating a three-dimensional (3D) point cloud of the subject, utilizing the subset of the aligned plurality of 2D images.

MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING RELEASABLE COUPLING

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200155799

This invention is directed to a medical device having a longitudinal axis, and including a handle and a catheter. The handle can include a body having a proximal end and a distal end, an actuator moveably coupled to the body, and a handle control member coupled to the actuator, wherein the actuator can be configured to move relative to the body to move the handle control member. The catheter can include a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end of the shaft and the distal end of the body can be configured for releasable coupling. The catheter can also include a steering section located along the shaft and a catheter control member coupled to the steering section, wherein the catheter control member can be configured to move relative to the shaft to move the steering section relative to the longitudinal axis. The medical device can also include a securing member configured to move relative to at least one of the handle and the catheter to releasably couple the handle control member to the catheter control member.

Residual Joint Displacement Monitoring and Compensation

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200155077

An apparatus for manipulation and evaluation of a joint includes a frame to support the joint and to facilitate an application of force away from the joint for the evaluation of the joint, a bracket assembly supported by, and moveable relative to, the frame, the bracket assembly being configured to engage the joint, and a sensor coupled to the bracket assembly such that the sensor is moved by displacement of the bracket assembly relative to the frame during the evaluation of the joint, the sensor being configured to generate a signal indicative of the displacement.

NOVEL PEPTIDES AND SCAFFOLDS FOR USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST HEAD AND NECK SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA AND OTHER CANCERS

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200155602

The present invention relates to peptides, proteins, nucleic acids and cells for use in immunotherapeutic methods. In particular, the present invention relates to the immunotherapy of cancer. The present invention furthermore relates to tumor-associated T-cell peptide epitopes, alone or in combination with other tumor-associated peptides that can for example serve as active pharmaceutical ingredients of vaccine compositions that stimulate anti-tumor immune responses, or to stimulate T cells ex vivo and transfer into patients. Peptides bound to molecules of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), or peptides as such, can also be targets of antibodies, soluble T-cell receptors, and other binding molecules.

METHOD FOR DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS OF LUNG AND PANCREATIC CANCERS FROM IMAGING SCANS

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200160997

A method of detecting and diagnosing cancers characterized by the presence of at least one nodule/neoplasm from an imaging scan is presented. To detect nodules in an imaging scan, a 3D CNN using a single feed forward pass of a single network is used. After detection, risk stratification is performed using a supervised or an unsupervised deep learning method to assist in characterizing the detected nodule/neoplasm as benign or malignant. The supervised learning method relies on a 3D CNN used with transfer learning and a graph regularized sparse MTL to determine malignancy. The unsupervised learning method uses clustering to generate labels after which label proportions are used with a novel algorithm to classify malignancy. The method assists radiologists in improving detection rates of lung nodules to facilitate early detection and minimizing errors in diagnosis.

EASY LOCK P-CLAMP

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200158263

A clamp assembly for securing wire bundles to a structure having a body and a strap hinged to the body having an axis of rotation. The body has a ramp with a surface and has a latch wall portion. The strap has a locking wall portion wherein a radial distance from the surface to the axis of rotation decreases as the surface extends in a direction away from the strap such that with the strap in contact with the surface and slid along in contact with the surface, the strap resiliently bends in a direction toward the a first end of the strap. With the strap moved beyond the surface, the strap resiliently bends in a direction away from the first end of the strap, placing the locking wall portion in abutting relationship with the latch wall portion and positioning the strap and the body in a closed locked position.

PERIPHERY MONITORING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200156542

A periphery monitoring device according to an embodiment includes, as an example, a processor that generates a display image obtained by viewing, from a virtual viewpoint, a point of gaze in a virtual space including a model obtained by pasting a captured image obtained by imaging a surrounding area of a vehicle using an imaging unit provided on the vehicle to a three-dimensional plane around the vehicle, and including a three-dimensional vehicle image; and outputs the display image to a display. The processor changes a height of the virtual viewpoint in conjunction with a movement including a directional component in a vehicle width direction of the vehicle image when an instruction is made through an operation input unit to move the virtual viewpoint.

System or a Method of Medical Code Recommendation Using Background Knowledge of Code Assignment Patterns

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200159748

A method of code recommendation includes analysing/tracking a pattern of search term and corresponding code assignment by the user, suggesting/recommending previously assigned codes when the same query is made subsequently, suggesting the co-existence of codes, and analysing/tracking the pattern of code co-existence assigning multiple codes.

Identification of Neural-Network-Generated Fake Images

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200160502

A computer that identifies a fake image is described. During operation, the computer receives an image. Then, the computer performs analysis on the image to determine a signature that includes multiple features. Based at least in part in the determined signature, the computer classifies the image as having a first signature associated with the fake image or as having a second signature associated with a real image, where the first signature corresponds to a finite resolution of a neural network that generated the fake image, a finite number of parameters in the neural network that generated the fake image, or both. For example, the finite resolution may correspond to floating point operations in the neural network. Moreover, in response to the classification, the computer may perform a remedial action, such as providing a warning or a recommendation, or performing filtering.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ROTATION ANALYSIS OF ROTATING BODY

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200159979

A method is disclosed for analyzing the rolling of a rotating body that will make it possible to simultaneously achieve reduction in computational cost and attainment of adequate analytic precision. The method includes: a step (S100, S101) in which a structural model is acquired; a step (S103) in, which a region Ar1 on a rotating body T at which finely divided computational mesh cells are established is made to come in contact with the ground, and rolling analysis processing is performed in which rolling is made to occur in an amount that is an angle corresponding to N minimum units (where N is a natural number not less than 1); and a step (S105) in which mapping processing is performed in which physical quantities at computational mesh cells as they exist following the rolling analysis processing are copied to corresponding computational mesh cells at a rolling start time.

Automated Supplemental Services Using Electrical Devices

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200162839

A system for performing at least one supplemental service relative to a user in a volume of space. The system can include a electrical device disposed at a location in the volume of space and including a receiver, a supplemental service module, and a controller, where the receiver has a communication range, where the controller controls the timer, and where the electrical device performs a primary function. The system can also include a user device of a user disposed within the communication range, where the user device includes a beacon that sends at least one communication signal. The controller, upon the receiver receiving the at least one communication signal, can initiate, using the at least one supplemental service module, the at least one supplemental service that is unrelated to the primary function of the electrical device.

BEVERAGE MAKER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200156922

A beverage maker includes: a container; a fermentation tank; a beverage dispenser including a lever configured to control dispensing of the beverage and a limit switch configured to be turned on and off based on manipulation of the lever; a beverage dispensing channel that connects the container and the beverage dispenser and that guides the beverage; a beverage dispensing valve disposed in the beverage dispensing channel; a pressure sensor that measures gas pressure inside the container; and a controller. The controller detects whether the limit switch is turned on, opens the beverage dispensing valve to dispense the beverage accommodated in the container through the beverage dispenser based on detecting that the limit switch is turned on, determines a gas pressure value corresponding to the gas pressure inside the container measured by the pressure sensor, and determines a dispensed amount of beverage based on the gas pressure value.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVELY MANAGING A VEHICLE

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200160708

In a first aspect, a method for adaptively managing a vehicle that is administered by a transport provider is provided, the method comprises: determining, by a processor, an area relating to the vehicle at a location at which the vehicle has arrived; determining, by the processor, a number of individuals who are within the determined area; and predicting, by the processor, a time at which the vehicle departs the location in response to the determination of the number of individuals who are within the determined area.

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR A COOLANT CIRCUIT VALVE

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200158003

Methods and systems are provided for a coolant circuit. In one example, the coolant circuit comprises high and low-temperature radiators, where only one pump is configured to conduct coolant through the entire coolant circuit.

MODIFIED RFID TAGS

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200160141

An RFID tag having an initial range may be modified to have a reduced or increased range by printing a modification element over the antenna of the RFID tag. The modification element may function as an extension of the antenna or may function to shield the antenna.

METHOD FOR DIRECT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN STATIONS IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK AND RELATED DEVICE

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200163019

Embodiments provide a method for direct communication between stations in a wireless local area network and a related station. The method for direct communication between stations in a wireless local area network includes: sending, by a first station, a data frame to a second station, where the data frame includes a first high-efficiency signal field, and the first high-efficiency signal field includes first indication information used to indicate that the data frame is a single-user (SU) data frame and second indication information used to indicate that the data frame is a downlink (DL) data frame.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING DIRECTIONAL WIRELESS LINKS OF MOTILE DEVICES

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200162140

The disclosed computer-implemented method may include (1) establishing a directional wireless link between a first computing device and a second computing device in a first direction, (2) exchanging, over the directional wireless link in the first direction, first data between the first computing device and the second computing device, (3) determining, via a sensor of the first computing device, a change to a position or an orientation of the first computing device, (4) redirecting, based on the change, the directional wireless link to a second direction, and (5) exchanging, over the directional wireless link in the second direction, second data between the first computing device and the second computing device. Various other methods and systems are also disclosed.

DENTAL TREATMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200155273

A dental treatment apparatus includes a handpiece holding a cutting tool in its head, a drive portion driving the cutting tool held by the head, and a control portion controlling the drive portion in accordance with a drive sequence. The drive sequence includes at least one forward rotation drive for rotating the cutting tool in a cutting direction to cut a treatment portion and at least one reverse rotation drive for rotating the cutting tool in a non-cutting direction. Under the control of the drive portion in accordance with the drive sequence, a cumulative amount of rotation which is an accumulation of an amount of rotation in forward rotation drive and an amount of rotation in reverse rotation drive does not exceed a set value at any time point.

METHOD FOR THE COMPUTER AIDED CREATION OF DIGITAL RULES FOR MONITORING THE TECHNICAL SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200160193

Provided is a method for the computer-assisted creation of digital rules for monitoring a technical system. In the method, an ontology is used, which contains a plurality of classes including classes of components of the technical system and classes of operating state characteristics of the technical system and contains semantic relations between the classes. By means of a user interface, a user can formulate abstract rules by means of the classes and the semantic relations from the ontology. The abstract rules are converted into concrete rules valid for the specific technical system in an automated manner. The method has the advantage that corresponding rules no longer have to be formulated individually for individual technical systems by the user. Instead, abstract rules only have to be created one time for identical or similar technical systems.

INCORPORATION OF THE ELECTRODES FOR DEFIBRILLATION INTO THE PATIENT-FACING COMPONENTS OF AUTOMATED CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200155862

An automated resuscitation system is provided, which can improve the outcome of patients suffering ventricular fibrillation or the ventricular tachycardia variants of cardiac arrest. This outcome can be achieved by a device that integrates automatic mechanical or pneumatic capability with electrical countershock capability such that the probability of defibrillation or cardioversion with return of spontaneous circulation is increased.

CONTROLLING A DELIVERY OF VOICE COMMUNICATIONS OVER A CELLULAR DATA NETWORK OR A WIRELESS NETWORK BASED ON USER'S PROFILE

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200162970

A method, system and computer program product for controlling the delivery of voice communications. A profile is created for the user of a mobile device that specifies the thresholds for switching between a cellular network and a wireless network to conduct voice communications as well as stores a list of contacts and associated security levels. If the signal strength of the cellular radio signal is below a threshold, then the mobile device detects one or more wireless networks that are in the area of the user of the mobile device. The profile of the user of the mobile device is then checked to determine if the mobile device is authorized to switch to one of the detected wireless networks to deliver voice communications based on a security level associated with the party communicating with the user. In this manner, the user is able to control the delivery of voice communications.

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM BLEED DEVICE AND SYSTEM THEREOF

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200156615

A hydraulic system bleed system for a vehicle, including a hydraulic system bleed device, including a pneumatic air cylinder containing air in an interior portion thereof, a ram rod disposed at least partially within the pneumatic air cylinder, such that the pneumatic air cylinder and the ram rod are disposed between a steering wheel and a brake pedal of the vehicle, and a recoil spring disposed within the interior portion of the pneumatic air cylinder to provide a springing reciprocating movement for the ram rod, and a mobile device to provide a signal to the hydraulic system bleed device to initiate the reciprocating movement such that the brake pedal is depressed.

CONSUMPTION MANAGEMENT BEVERAGE APPARATUS AND STORAGE VESSEL

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200154920

A smart beverage apparatus for monitoring consumption is disclosed, comprising a vessel receiving port for receiving a supplement vessel, said supplement vessel stores one or more supplements, and a scanning unit for scanning a vessel data storage unit to obtain supplement data related to supplements contained in the supplement vessel. The beverage apparatus comprises a display unit to display data to a user. A method for monitoring consumption of a user using a smart beverage apparatus is also disclosed, the method comprising: receiving an indication that a supplement vessel has been inserted into the smart beverage apparatus scanning a vessel data storage unit to obtain supplement data related to supplements stored within the supplement vessel, analyzing the obtained supplement data, generating instructions for the user based on the analysis, and displaying the generated instructions to the user.

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH IMPROVED CURRENT FLOW DISTRIBUTION

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200161423

A semiconductor device is provided, including: a semiconductor substrate; a transistor section provided in the semiconductor substrate; and a diode section provided in the semiconductor substrate being adjacent to the transistor section, wherein the diode section includes: a second conductivity-type anode region; a first conductivity-type drift region; a first conductivity-type cathode region; a plurality of dummy trench portions arrayed along a predetermined array direction; a contact portion provided along an extending direction of the plurality of dummy trench portions that is different from the array direction; and a lower-surface side semiconductor region provided directly below a portion of the contact portion at an outer end in the extending direction.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVE AUTO-RETROPERFUSION ALONG WITH REGIONAL MILD HYPOTHERMIA

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200155817

Systems and methods for selective auto-retroperfusion along with regional mild hypothermia. In at least one embodiment of a system for providing a retroperfusion therapy to a venous vessel of the present disclosure, the system comprises a catheter for controlling blood perfusion pressure, the catheter comprising a body having a proximal open end, a distal end, a lumen extending between the proximal open end and the distal end, and a plurality of orifices disposed thereon, each of the orifices in fluid communication with the lumen, and at least one expandable balloon, each of the at least one expandable balloons coupled with the body, having an interior that is in fluid communication with the lumen, and adapted to move between an expanded configuration and a deflated configuration, and a flow unit for regulating the flow and pressure of a bodily fluid, and a regional hypothermia system operably coupled to the catheter, the regional hypothermia system operable to reduce and/or regulate a temperature of the bodily fluid flowing therethrough.

DISTRIBUTED FRAUD DETECTION SYSTEM WITHIN MESH NETWORKS

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200160340

Techniques for handling fraudulent or erroneous transactions conducted within a mesh network using a localized cryptocurrency are provided. An electronic device can receive data from a mesh network to establish the device as a node on the mesh network. The established node can generate and store a cryptocurrency wallet that can be used to fund transactions conducted within the mesh network. The established node can detect a fraudulent or erroneous transaction and can request the transaction be reversed or reverted. In response, a recipient node involved in the transaction can implement a reversion process. If the request to revert the transaction is granted, a new wallet can be provided to the established node. Fees for processing the reversion request can be provided to nodes that facilitate the reversion process, including the recipient node.

LIFTING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200156904

Lifting devices are provided. The devices include a tube with a first slot and a second slot. The devices also include an insert with a first insert projection connected to a second insert projection by a central portion. The first insert projection extends through the first slot and the second insert projection extends through the second slot. A first plate and a second plate are each connected to the central portion of the insert. Additionally provided are methods of lifting a tanker truck or other structures using the disclosed lifting devices

METHOD FOR PERFORMING RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE AND DEVICE SUPPORTING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200163123

Provided are a method of performing random access procedure and a device supporting the method. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for performing random access procedure in a wireless communication system includes: initiating a first random access procedure for system information (SI) request; triggering a state transition of the UE, before the first random access procedure is completed; stopping the first random access procedure; and initiating a second random access procedure for the state transition of the UE.