Total 8644 patents for "2020-05-21"

ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATOR PACKAGE FOR ACTUATING BRAKE ASSEMBLY

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200156611

An electromechanical actuator package for actuating a brake assembly configured to operate a vehicle brake comprises: a motor; a differential operably connected to the motor, the differential comprising a pulley and an output connectable to the brake assembly; and a locking mechanism configured to lock the pulley of the differential, the locking mechanism comprising: a base configured to be movable, a plurality of projections projecting from the movable base, the projections comprising first and second projections, wherein at least a part of the pulley is positioned between the first and second projections projected from the movable base, an electromagnet assembly disposed adjacent to at least one of the projections, the electromagnet assembly operably associated with at least one of the projections, and one or more springs operably coupled to the movable base and/or at least one of the projections.

AN ENHANCED EJECTION DEVICE FOR AN AUTOMATIC VENDING MACHINE

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200160645

An enhanced ejection device (10) for an automatic dispenser (12) of the automatic vending machine type, suitable for being incorporated in said automatic vending machine and applied to a shelf (14) subdivided into seats or channels (28) defined by opposing separator elements or shoulders (26) internally to which there are accommodated products of different types, the device comprising product handling and ejection means (27) for handling and ejecting the product from said seats or channels, and said handling and ejection means (27) being quickly couplable with/decouplable from the shelf (14).

INTELLIGENT TOPOGRAPHIC CORNEAL PROCEDURE ADVISOR

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200155351

Generation of treatment recommendations for topographic-based excimer laser surgical procedures is described that includes generating accurate cylinder compensation and spherical compensation values that are adjusted to compensate for unique characteristics of advanced topographic-based excimer laser surgical systems. Generating treatment recommendations generally includes determining a topographic vector from a topographic corneal map of the eye, determining a posterior astigmatism vector and an anterior astigmatism vector for the eye, and generating an interior astigmatism vector using the topographic vector, the posterior astigmatism vector, the anterior astigmatism vector, and a manifest astigmatism vector. In various embodiments, the cylinder compensation is generated using the interior astigmatism vector and the posterior astigmatism vector, and the spherical compensation is generated using an initial spherical compensation modified by a topographic addback modifier and a cylinder addback modifier.

SLIDING CARPET ASSEMBLY AND SLIDING CARPET

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200155921

A sliding carpet assembly and a sliding carpet. The sliding carpet assembly comprises multiple roll shaft units. Each roll shaft unit comprises a roll shaft (310), and a fixing catch (210) in contact with and connected to one side of the roll shaft (310). The fixing catch (210) includes a supporting body. The supporting body is provided with a first through hole (213) and a second through hole (214). The axis of the first through hole (213) and the axis of the second through hole (214) are perpendicular to each other and do not intersect with each other. Moreover, the sliding carpet assembly further includes multiple connecting ropes (100). In a first direction, the connecting ropes (100) pass through the first through holes (213) to connect the multiple sequentially arranged roll shaft units in series. In a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the connecting ropes (100) pass through the second through holes (214) to sequentially connect the multiple sequentially arranged fixing catches (210). By using such a sliding carpet, sliding friction is replaced with rolling friction. Thus, a sportsman can be prevented from falling by inertia due to a sudden deceleration caused by excessive resistance. Moreover, the sportsman could carry on sliding with the sliding carpet, and the safety is improved.

SPIN CURRENT MAGNETIZATION ROTATIONAL ELEMENT, MAGNETORESISTANCE EFFECT ELEMENT, AND MAGNETIC MEMORY

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200160900

A spin current magnetization rotational element including a first ferromagnetic metal layer in which a magnetization direction is variable, and a spin-orbit torque wiring that extends in a second direction intersecting a first direction that is a plane-orthogonal direction of the first ferromagnetic metal layer, and is joined to the first ferromagnetic metal layer. The first ferromagnetic metal layer has a lamination structure including a plurality of ferromagnetic constituent layers and a plurality of nonmagnetic constituent layers which are respectively interposed between the ferromagnetic constituent layers adjacent to each other. At least one ferromagnetic constituent layer among the plurality of ferromagnetic constituent layers has a film thickness different from a film thickness of the other ferromagnetic constituent layers, and/or at least one nonmagnetic constituent layer among the plurality of nonmagnetic constituent layers has a film thickness different from a film thickness of the other nonmagnetic constituent layers.

INFLUENZA VACCINES WITH REDUCED AMOUNTS OF SQUALENE

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200155664

Influenza vaccines include hemagglutinin from at least one influenza A virus strain and at least one influenza B virus strain. They also include an oil-in-water emulsion adjuvant with submicron oil droplets, comprising squalene. In some embodiments the hemagglutinin concentration is 12 g/ml per strain. In some embodiments the squalene concentration is 19 mg/ml. In some embodiments the vaccine is mercury-free. In some embodiments the vaccine has a unit dose volume between 0.2-0.3 mL. In some embodiments the squalene concentration is 9.75 mg/mL or 4.88 mg/mL. In some embodiments the vaccine includes antigens from two influenza A virus strains and two influenza B virus strains.

Tea Bag Tube

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200156862

The commonly used tea bags, such as the square and pyramid designs made from filter paper, offer ease of brewing a drink by steeping the tea bag into a liquid, most notably water. However, these tea bags are not feasible for smaller drinking bottles. In addition, commonly used tea bags have to be steeped for long periods of time, making it not ideal in hurried situations. The shape and size of the tea bag tube make it ideal to fit inside any sized drinking container, such as smaller water bottles. Due to the tea bag tube's disposable nature, as being a filter bag, this invention can easily be pulled out of the drinking bottle and not leave a mess, allowing for an on-the-go format and reuse of smaller water bottles.

ULTRA-DRY THREE-PHASE FLUE GAS FOAM FOR OIL-GAS FIELDS AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200157406

The disclosure discloses an ultra-dry three-phase flue gas foam for oil-gas fields and preparation method thereof. The ultra-dry three-phase flue gas foam is produced by a gas phase, a liquid phase and a solid phase; the gas phase is a flue gas; the foaming solution is an aqueous solution of a surfactant, a pH adjuster, and an inorganic salt; the solid phase is a composite of fly ash and nano silica; the foam quality is 90%-99%. The solid phase foam stabilizer is a compounded system of fly ash particles and nano silica particles, which is not only low in cost but also can form a stable solid particle adsorption layer on the foam film. Thus the instability of the foam such as film rupture, gas diffusion and bubble aggregation can be greatly reduced, and the stability of the foam can be effectively improved.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CACHING OF MANAGED CONTENT IN A DISTRIBUTED ENVIRONMENT USING A MULTI-TIERED ARCHITECTURE INCLUDING OFF-LINE ACCESS TO CACHED CONTENT

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200162575

Embodiments as disclosed provide a distributed caching solution that improve the performance and functionality of a content management platform for sites that are physically or logically remote from the primary site of the content management platform. In particular, according to embodiments, a remote cache server may be associated with a remote site to store local copies of documents that are managed by the primary content management platform. Periodically, a portion of the remote site's cache may be synchronized with the content management platform's primary site using an extensible architecture to ensure that content at the remote cache server is current.

ADJUSTING SYSTEM ACTIONS, USER PROFILES AND CONTENT IN A SOCIAL NETWORK BASED UPON DETECTED SKIPPED RELATIONSHIPS

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200159799

Adjusting system actions based on an absence of relationship acceptance may include detecting absence of connection acceptance by one or more first users in a computer-implemented social networking system. Patterns of the absence of connection acceptance of the one or more first users may be correlated. Users with common patterns of absence of connection acceptance may be clustered into a cluster of users. Absence of connection acceptance by a second user may be detected. Responsive to determining that a pattern of the absence of connection acceptance associated with the second user matches with the common patterns, a profile associated with the second user may be updated according to a template profile associated with the cluster. System actions of the social networking system may be activated for the second user based on the profile updated according to the template profile.

DUAL-TEST OPERATOR ASSESSMENT

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200156654

In response to determining that performance data of device operation by an operating user meets a safety requirement, embodiments determine a degree of deviation of a performance data value from a baseline pattern of good performance values defined for the user; in response to determining that the degree of deviation of the operating data value meets a cognitive assessment threshold, administer a cognitive aptitude test challenge to the user selected from baseline aptitude profile data of challenges previously responded to by the user; and execute a corrective action that reduces a risk of loss in response to determining that a degree of deviation of a value of a response provided by the user to the cognitive test challenge from a performance metric value of the baseline aptitude profile data meets a threshold cognitive assessment threshold.

Polyalphaolefin Modified Polymer Blends for Nonwovens

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200157328

A fiber or nonwoven and methods for making and using same are provided herein. The fiber or nonwoven can contain at least one primary polypropylene, at least one polyalphaolefin, and at least one propylene-based elastomer. The propylene-based elastomer can have a heat of fusion less than about 80 J/g. The propylene-based elastomer can also include greater than 50 wt % propylene and from about 3 to about 25 wt % units derived from one or more C 2 or C 4 -C 12 -olefins, based on a total weight of the propylene-based elastomer.

Vehicle Seat Console

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200156508

A vehicle seat console has at least one vehicle-side guide element and at least one seat-side guide element that is arranged parallel to the vehicle-side guide element. At least one longitudinal adjustment device that is acted upon by a drive device is designed to bring about a relative adjustment between the vehicle-side guide element and the seat-side guide element. The longitudinal adjustment device is provided with a toothed rack and a gearwheel that is in meshing engagement with the toothed rack. The teeth of the gearwheel and/or the teeth of at least one section of the toothed rack are made of materials of different shear strength.

Wet Atomic Layer Etching Using Self-Limiting and Solubility-Limited Reactions

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200157693

A method for improving both the microscopic and macroscopic uniformity of materials during etching is disclosed herein. These improvements may be accomplished through the formation and dissolution of thin, self-limiting layers on the material surface by the use of wet atomic layer etching (ALE) techniques. For etching of polycrystalline materials, these self-limiting reactions can be used to prevent this roughening of the surface during etching. Thus, as disclosed herein, a wet ALE process uses sequential, self-limiting reactions to first modify the surface layer of a material and then selectively remove the modified layer.

ON THE GO ORGANIC MATTER SENSOR AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200154629

The disclosure is directed to an on-the-go planting system utilizing soil organic matter data to prescribed seeding rate, hybrid/variety selection or soil treatment. The system weights at least two field attribute data types, such as soil organic matter data and normalized yield data to prescribe one or more outcomes. The system can also generate a yield potential value so as to prescribe the outcomes.

NOVEL DEVICE FOR DEACIDIFYING, REINFORCING AND STRENGTHENING ANCIENT BOOKS

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200157742

A novel device for deacidifying, reinforcing and strengthening ancient books is provided. The device includes a double-open front door, a fan set, a dehumidifier, a vacuum pump, a light, a middle partition, a gas pipe hole, a rear panel, an ultrasonic atomizer, a gas pipe and a pulley track. The double-open front door is provided on one side face of the device. The middle partition divides the device into an upper part and a lower part, bottom faces of the upper part and the lower part are each provided with the fan set. The dehumidifier, the vacuum pump and the ultrasonic atomizer are arranged at an external surface of the rear panel opposite the double-open front door. The gas pipe locates at and runs through an upper part of the middle partition, and that section of the gas pipe is provided with the gas pipe hole The gas pipe is connected with the ultrasonic atomizer.

DELIVERED PACKAGE SECURMENT SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200156686

A secure package delivery system comprises a lockable container configured for securement to a movable door or exterior wall of a building structure. The container includes a walled body and openable lid. A vertically and horizontally adjustable dolly handle assembly is slideably coupled to a rear of the body and operable to form an adjustable gap for receiving a portion of the door to trap and secure the container in place. The handle assembly is lockable in place to the container and in vertical position by a crank mechanism operated via a lever. The container further includes a movable securement aperture in the handle assembly and wall pin which permits securing the container to a wall via operation of handle assembly and crank mechanism. A movable latch operated by the crank mechanism secures the wall pin in the securement aperture to prevent removal of the container.

NEEDLE WITH PARTICLE CONTROL FOR BEVERAGE DISPENSING

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200156856

A needle for accessing a container having a closure, such as a cork of a wine bottle. The needle includes one or more lumens which may have a screen to resist passage of materials over a threshold size from a distal end of the lumen to a proximal end. The screen may help allow a cork to reseal after the needle is withdrawn from the cork, help resist blockage of an opening to the lumen (whether with cork or other material) and/or help prevent foreign matter from interfering with operation of one or more portions of the dispenser (such as cork particles preventing valve from opening or closing).

APPARATUS AND METHOD TO DETERMINE A COLOR WITHIN A RANGE OF COLORS PRODUCIBLE BY AN OUTPUT DEVICE

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200162639

A method includes receiving information specifying a color gamut. The color gamut corresponds to a range of colors producible by an output device. The method further includes receiving a first indication of a first color associated with a first point in a geometrical representation of the color gamut in a three-dimensional (3D) color space. The method further includes generating, based on the first color, a second indication of a second color that is included in the color gamut. The second color is associated with a second point in the 3D color space. The second point is identified based on a particular value of data associated with a plurality of distances between the first point and a subset of points of the geometrical representation. The subset of points includes more than one and fewer than all points of the geometrical representation.

Electronic Picture Carousel

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200159394

A system for viewing pictures is disclosed having a carousel behavior in which there are different carousels that spin about axes oriented in different directions. Swiping the screen in the direction of rotation of one of the carousels causes the carousel to spin and advance an image. Border panels may be provided. Each border panel may be associated with a different location or category, and the user may send the picture to a particular destination and/or category by swiping the picture towards the relevant panel. The panels may provide a preview for adjacent pictures or frames. An object, such as an enhanced reality object, may be pinned to images and are viewable in the preview panels.

PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR, IMPACT DIFFUSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200154812

An impact diffusing system for protecting a user's head includes a headpiece cage coupled to a thoracic framework. In one aspect, the headpiece cage includes at least two support bars, a plurality of rigid bars surrounding at least a portion of the forehead, top, and sides of the head, and a face mask that encloses at least a portion the user's face. The thoracic framework covers at least a portion of a chest, upper back, and shoulders of the user, and the thoracic framework is attached to the support bars of the headpiece cage in a manner that prevents movement of the headpiece cage relative to the thoracic framework. In another aspect, the system includes a helmet component (formed of e.g., carbon fiber) coupled to a thoracic cage, wherein the helmet component is a solid, unitary piece that surrounds the top, back, and sides of the user's head.

TRANSITION METAL DICHALCOGENIDE BASED SPIN ORBIT TORQUE MEMORY DEVICE WITH MAGNETIC INSULATOR

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200161535

A memory apparatus is provided which comprises: a stack comprising a magnetic insulating material and a transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD), wherein the magnetic insulating material has a first magnetization. The stack behaves as a free magnet. The apparatus includes a fixed magnet with a second magnetization. An interconnect is further provided which comprises a spin orbit material, wherein the interconnect is adjacent to the stack.

HVAC DOOR ACTUATION SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200156434

A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system including a plurality of airflow control doors. A plurality of door gears are in cooperation with the plurality of airflow control doors such that rotation of each one of the plurality of door gears actuates a different one of the plurality of airflow control doors to control airflow through the HVAC system. A selector gear is moveable to individually rotate each one of the plurality of door gears to selectively actuate different ones of the plurality of airflow control doors. A power gear rotates the selector gear.

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR QUANTIFYING FLUORESCENCE AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200155004

Methods for quantifying fluorescence and optical properties in a turbid medium such as tissue. Devices and systems suitable for the methods are also disclosed.

Cladding Part and Method for Producing a Cladding Part

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200156577

A cladding part for a motor vehicle has an external side, and an internal side which is disposed opposite the external side. At least one sensor is disposed on the internal side. The cladding part has at least one main region and at least one functional region, wherein the functional region in terms of oscillations has a lower damping value than the main region. The functional region at least in portions is surrounded by a decoupling region, wherein the cladding part in the decoupling region has a first mechanical rigidity value and in the main region has a second mechanical rigidity value. The first rigidity value is lower than the second rigidity value.

MINIATURIZED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200161789

Miniaturized electrical connector systems are disclosed herein. In exemplary aspects disclosed herein, the connector system includes a twinaxial female connector having a housing and at least one dielectric positioned therein. The at least one dielectric defines two parallel channels configured to receive at least a portion of two conductors of a twinaxial cable. The twinaxial female connector includes an oval interface configured to orient and align the conductors of the twinaxial cable with mating pins of a male connector. The twinaxial female connector further includes two spring-type interconnects positioned within the oval interface, each configured to directly contact a conductor of the twinaxial cable and a mating pin of the male connector. The twinaxial female connector further includes a retaining clip attached to an exterior of the housing with a lever arm biased towards and pivotable from an engaged orientation. Such features reduce the manufacturing complexity, cost, and overall size.

Universal Mounting System for Tablet-Controlled Stereo Head Unit

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200156557

A hardware system and method for mounting a tablet computing device in a vehicle dash. The invention makes use of an inventory of prior art mounting kits that are configured to mount standardized aftermarket stereo head units in a vehicle dash while smoothly blending the aftermarket head unit into the surrounding dash to create a finished appearance.

BODY WARMING DEVICE

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200155343

The present invention relates to a self-contained body warming device, comprising: a mask, the mask dimensioned to cover a user's mouth and nose, and comprising one or more attachments to secure the mask over the user's mouth and nose; and a flexible hose having a first end and a second end, the hose coupled at the first end to the mask, and the hose dimensioned such that the second end extends to the user's torso when the mask is secured; wherein as the user exhales during breathing, exhaled air travels along the flexible hose from the first end to the second end, thereby warming the user's body at the location of the second end.

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE FOR LITHIUM AIR BATTERIES, AND LITHIUM AIR BATTERY USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200161709

The present invention has for its object to provide a non-aqueous electrolyte for lithium air batteries capable of simultaneously holding back positive electrode overvoltage, reactions of the negative electrode with the electrolyte and dendrite growth during charging thereby making an improvement in the output performance, and a lithium air battery using the same. The invention provides a non-aqueous electrolyte for lithium air batteries, containing an organic solvent and a lithium salt. The lithium salt contains at least LiX (where X stands for Br and/or I) and lithium nitrate. The molar concentration (mol/L) of LiX in the non-aqueous electrolyte satisfies a range of no less than 0.005 to no greater than 2.0, and the molar concentration (mol/L) of the lithium nitrate in the non-aqueous electrolyte satisfies a range of greater than 0.1 to no greater than 2.0.

JUST-IN-TIME BIOPROCESS PLANT SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2020-05-21

Pub Number: US20200159198

An integrated platform system controlled with hardware and software for just-in-time, local manufacturing is disclosed. System hardware may include a fermentation system, a cross-flow system, a disposable formulation system, a robotic fill-finish system, and a quality control test and release system.