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Resin line comprised of a corrugated pipe
Patent number: 11408539
Assignee: Faserverbund Innovations UG (haftungsbeschränkt) (Ibbenbüren, DE)
Inventors: Dominik Dierkes (Ibbenbüren, DE)

A resin line is provided with a corrugated pipe that has a wall with individual circumferentially arranged through openings. Sections of the wall are circumferentially closed. The wall has a cross-sectional shape of non-rotational symmetry transverse to a longitudinal center axis and is divided in relation to the cross-sectional shape of non-rotational symmetry into a first part and a second part. The first part has a flattened base extending in a transverse direction transverse to the longitudinal center axis across a length of the corrugated pipe. The second part has an arc shape extending in a direction of height transverse to the longitudinal center axis across the length of the corrugated pipe. The flattened base has a width measured in the transverse direction that is larger than a height of the arc shape measured in the direction of height.

Adjustable rod features
Patent number: 11382447
Assignee: House of Atlas, LLC (Evanston, IL, US)
Inventors: Matthew Berman (Chicago, IL, US), Alan Arthur Ford (Sturgis, MI, US), Jason Moss (Libertyville, IL, US)

There is provided a lock mechanism for an adjustable rod. The lock mechanism provides a manually locking state and an automatic locking state. The automatic locking state provides a more secure locking engagement than the manual locking state. There is also provided improved end cap systems that minimize the number of components.

Memory device and method of operating the same
Patent number: 11416174
Assignee: Sk Hynix Inc. (Gyeonggi-do, KR)
Inventors: Chan Keun Kwon (Gyeonggi-do, KR)

The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor system including a semiconductor device and a controller. The semiconductor device outputs a temperature code corresponding to an internal temperature thereof. The controller controls, based on the temperature code, the semiconductor device to set a temperature measurement mode among at least two temperature measurement modes having different temperature measurement periods and to measure the internal temperature in the set temperature measurement mode.

Patent number: 20220246247
Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Dhahran, SA)
Inventors: Pan Luo (Dhahran, SA)

A method for evaluating thermal reactivity in source rock evaluation may include obtaining information relating to various source rock samples. The method may include determining reactivities of source rocks corresponding to the various source rock samples. The source rocks may be at a same level of thermal maturity in an area of interest. The method may include interpreting kinetic parameters derived from the plurality of source rock samples. The method includes comparing published, archived and measured kinetic parameters of source rocks in the area of interest. The method may include converting complex format of kinetic parameters into a single variable for reactivity for evaluation and characterization of source rock in the area of interest.

Vehicle and method of controlling the same
Patent number: 11418693
Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company (Seoul, KR), Kia Motors Corporation (Seoul, KR)
Inventors: Junsik AN (Seoul, KR), Hayeon Lee (Gwacheon-si, KR), Jongmo Kim (Goyang-si, KR), Jinwook Choi (Seoul, KR), Minsung Son (Gwacheon-si, KR)

A vehicle includes a camera unit disposed in the vehicle to have a plurality of channels and configured to obtain an image around the vehicle, the camera unit including one or more cameras, a sensing device including an ultrasonic sensor, the sensing device configured to obtain distance information between an object and the vehicle, and a controller configured to match a part of the image around the vehicle with at least one mask, form map information based on the at least one mask and the distance information, determine at least one control point based on the map information, and obtain the image around the vehicle based on a priority of the camera unit corresponding to a surrounding type of the vehicle determined based on the control point.

High quality instance segmentation
Patent number: 11410315
Assignee: Uatc, Llc (Mountain View, CA)
Inventors: Namdar Homayounfar (Toronto, CA), Yuwen Xiong (Toronto, CA), Justin Liang (Toronto, CA), Wei-Chiu Ma (Toronto, CA), Raquel Urtasun (Toronto, CA)

Disclosed herein are methods and systems for performing instance segmentation that can provide improved estimation of object boundaries. Implementations can include a machine-learned segmentation model trained to estimate an initial object boundary based on a truncated signed distance function (TSDF) generated by the model. The model can also generate outputs for optimizing the TSDF over a series of iterations to produce a final TSDF that can be used to determine the segmentation mask.

Cryogenic transfer line coupling assembly
Patent number: 11384883
Assignee: General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Inventors: Ernst Wolfgang Stautner (Niskayuna, NY, US)

A cryogenic transfer line assembly and cryogenic transfer line coupling for a cryostat is presented. The cryogenic transfer line assembly includes an induction tube communicatively coupled to a cryostat, a cryogenic transfer line having defined as a portion thereof a second portion of a bayonet coupling and a cryogenic transfer line coupling, The cryogenic transfer line coupling communicatively couples the induction tube and the cryogenic transfer line and has defined as a portion thereof a first portion of the bayonet coupling and a gate valve. The gate valve prevents the ingress of environmental air passing through the first portion of the bayonet coupling to a cryogenic fluid disposed within a cryogenic vessel of the cryostat upon disengagement of the cryogenic transfer line from the cryogenic transfer line coupling.

Onychomycosis treatment compositions and methods
Patent number: 11400061
Assignee: Hallux Inc. (Laguna Hills, CA, US)
Inventors: Christopher Ronald Agee (Lake Forest, CA, US), Robert L. Orr (San Clemente, CA, US), Thomas Mark Tremblay (San Francisco, CA, US)

Compositions and methods are presented that provide substantially improved physical and pharmacological parameters for subungually administrable formulations. Most beneficially, the compositions presented herein have a viscosity and film-forming capacity that retain the liquid formulation in sufficient quantities and that help penetrate the polysaccharide matrix commonly associated with onychomycosis. In especially preferred aspects, the carrier is formulated to have a high concentration of the active pharmaceutically active agent (API), to allow migration of the formulation within the subungual space, and to reduce systemic absorption while promoting diffusion of the API into the nail plate at or above minimum inhibitory concentration into a larger treatment space.

Patent number: 20220237239
Assignee: Coupang Corp. (Seoul, KR)
Inventors: Nuri Mehmet Gokhan (San Mateo, CA, US), Varun A SAMTANI (Seattle, WA, US)

Systems and methods for correlating item data are disclosed. A system for correlating item data may include a memory storing instructions and at least one processor configured to execute instructions to perform operations including: receiving text and image data associated with a reference item from a remote device; converting, using a computer-modeled embedding layer, at least one image to an image embedding; comparing the image embedding to reference embeddings stored in a database; selecting a subset of the candidate item text as candidate text data based on the comparison; selecting a subset of the candidate item images as candidate image data based on the comparison; selecting a text correlation model; determining a first similarity score; selecting an image correlation model; determining a second similarity score; calculating a confidence score based on the first and second similarity scores; and performing a responsive action based on the calculated confidence score.

Patent number: 20220223700
Inventors: Kyle Bothe (Cary, NC, US), Jia Guo (Apex, NC, US), Jeremy Fisher (Raleigh, NC, US), Scott Sheppard (Chapel Hill, NC, US)

A gallium nitride-based RF transistor amplifier comprises a semiconductor layer structure comprising a barrier layer on a channel layer, first and second source/drain regions in the semiconductor layer structure, first and second source/drain contacts on the respective first and second source/drain regions, and a longitudinally-extending gate finger that is between the first and second source/drain contacts. The first and second source/drain contacts each has an inner sidewall that faces the gate finger and an opposed outer sidewall. The first source/drain region extends a first distance from a lower edge of the inner sidewall of the first source/drain contact towards the second source/drain region along a transverse axis that extends parallel to a plane defined by the upper surface of the semiconductor layer structure, and extends a second, smaller distance from a lower edge of the outer sidewall of the first source/drain contact away from the second source/drain region.

Patent number: 20220241195
Inventors: Jayanta Kumar MANDAL (Ahmedabad, IN), Malay PATEL (Ahmedabad, IN), Swati NAGAR (Amreli, IN), Michael Paul DeHart (Winterville, NC)

Disclosed herein is a liquid pharmaceutical formulation substantially free of water, comprising: (i) amlodipine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, (ii) at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, and (iii) a sufficient amount of a vehicle comprising glycerin. Also disclosed herein is a liquid pharmaceutical formulation substantially free of water and ethanol, comprising: (i) amlodipine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, (ii) at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, and (iii) a sufficient amount of a vehicle comprising glycerin.

Message 2 PDSCH repetition based on multi-segment RAR window
Patent number: 11419155
Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated (San Diego, CA)
Inventors: Mahmoud Taherzadeh Boroujeni (San Diego, CA, US), Tao Luo (San Diego, CA)

Aspects are provided which improve RAR coverage through RAR PDSCH repetition. A UE is configured to transmit, to a BS, a preamble to initiate a RACH procedure. The BS is configured to transmit a first RAR to the UE in response to receiving the preamble during a first portion of a RAR window. The BS is configured to determine that an RRC connection request is not received in response to the transmitted first RAR. The BS is configured to transmit a first plurality of RARs to the UE in a first plurality of slots during a second portion of the RAR window subsequent to the first portion of the RAR window upon determining that an RRC connection request was not received in response to the transmitted first RAR. The UE is configured to receive, from the BS, the plurality of RARs in response to the transmitted preamble.

Patent number: 20220211374
Inventors: Elizabeth Contini (Trumbull, CT, US), Kelly Valentine (Killlingworth, CT, US), Thomas Wingardner (North Haven, CT, US), David McCuen (Stratford, CT, US), Matthew Chowaniec (Madison, CT, US), John Beardsley (Wallingford, CT, US), Russell Pribanic (Roxbury, CT, US), Xingrui Chen (Glastonbury, CT, US), Christopher Switalski (Glastonbury, CT, US)

An adapter assembly includes a switch actuator, an actuation bar, and a latch. The switch actuator is movable between a proximal position, in which the switch actuator actuates a switch, and a distal position. The latch is movable between a first position, in which the latch permits proximal movement of the switch actuator, and a second position, in which the latch prevents proximal movement of the switch actuator. The latch is configured to move from the first position toward the second position in response to the actuation bar moving toward a proximal position.

Patent number: 20220221198
Inventors: Jerry M. Chow (Scarsdale, NY, US), Patryk Gumann (Tarrytown, NY, US)

Techniques facilitating mechanical vibration management for cryogenic environments are provided. In one example, a system can comprise a processor that executes computer executable components stored in memory. The computer executable components can comprise a linearization component and a drive component. The linearization component can translate data indicative of a nonlinear drive signal into a linear drive signal. The drive component can dynamically control operation of a compressor of a cryocooler using the linear drive signal. The cryocooler can provide cooling capacity for a cryogenic environment.

Automatic threat recognition system and method using material disambiguation informed by physics in x-ray CT images of baggage
Patent number: 11403765
Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, Llc (Livermore, CA)
Inventors: David W. Paglieroni (Pleasanton, CA), Christian T. Pechard (San Ramon, CA, US), Harry E. Martz, Jr. (Livermore, CA, US)

An automatic threat recognition (ATR) system is disclosed for scanning an article to recognize contraband items or items of interest contained within the article. The ATR system uses a CAT scanner to obtain a CT image scan of objects within the article, representing a plurality of 2D image slices of the article and its contents. Each 2D image slice includes information forming a plurality of voxels. The ATR system includes a computer and determines which voxels have a likelihood of representing materials of interest. It then aggregates those voxels to produce detected objects. The detected objects are further classified as items of interest vs. not of interest. The ATR system is based on learned parameters for a novel interaction of global and object context mechanisms. ATR system performance may be optimized by using jointly optimal global and object context parameters learned during training. The global context parameters may apply to the article as a whole and facilitate object detection. The object context parameters may apply to the individual object detections.

High frequency CMOS ultrasonic transducer
Patent number: 11387919
Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Inventors: Bichoy Bahr (Allen, TX, US), Benjamin Stassen COOK (Los Gatos, CA, US), Scott Robert Summerfelt (Garland, TX, US)

In described examples of a CMOS IC, an ultrasonic transducer having terminals is formed on a substrate of the IC. CMOS circuitry having ultrasonic signal terminals is formed on the substrate. At least one metal interconnect layer overlies the ultrasonic transducer and the CMOS circuitry. The at least one metal interconnect layer connects the CMOS circuitry ultrasonic signal terminals to the terminals of the ultrasonic transducer.

Imaging device with focusing operation based on subject and predetermined region
Patent number: 11394869
Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd. (Osaka, JP)
Inventors: Kohei FUKUGAWA (Osaka, JP), Naoko Takeda (Osaka, JP), Masahiro Murakami (Kyoto, JP), Kuniyoshi Kobayashi (Osaka, JP)

An imaging device includes an imager configured to capture a subject to generate a captured image; a recognizer configured to recognize the subject on the captured image; and a controller configured to control a focusing operation based on a focusing region set on the captured image, wherein the controller, when the subject is recognized to be present in a first determination region in a state where the focusing region is set on a predetermined region fixedly arranged on the captured image, sets the focusing region depending on a recognition result of the recognizer instead of the predetermined region.

Patent number: 20220255254
Inventors: Markus Jung (Hanau, DE), Josef ROTH (Hanau, DE)

The present invention relates to a monolithic spring contact ring, preferably for use in a medical electrode, comprising an outer ring and a plurality of elastically deformable belt-shaped spring elements, each comprising two curved connectors which form a continuously running, gap-free connection between the outer ring and the respective spring element, wherein the spring elements each extend continuously from the first connector to the second connector via a first bend, a central part of the spring element and a second bend, wherein the middle part comprises a front side which points in the direction of the central axis of the outer ring.

Cloud Storage Class-based Variable Cache Availability
Patent number: 20220245094
Inventors: Venkateswararao Jujjuri (Beaverton, OR, US), Nathaniel Wyatt (San Francisco, CA), Jameison Bear Martin (Oakland, CA), Patrick James Helland (San Rafael, CA, US)

Techniques are disclosed relating to managing distributed storage of data for various entities according to classifications for these entities. A database node of a distributed storage system may receive, from a first entity of a plurality of entities, a request to store a set of data. The database node may further obtain metadata associated with the first entity, wherein the metadata specifies one of a plurality of classifications for the entities. The database node may provide the set of data to one or more of a plurality of caches for storage. The caches may be located in two or more availability zones and are configured to store the set of data based on the classification for the first entity identified in the metadata associated with the first entity. The database node may also store the set of data in a shared object storage coupled to the database node.

Patent number: 20220255943
Inventors: Sandesh Kini Kulai (Ottawa, CA), Brian Swan (Ottawa, CA)

Systems and methods for generating account permissions for an account on a computing system are provided. In some embodiments, application programming interface (API) interactions involving an external application and the computing system are used to generate a corresponding set of account permissions for the account. API permissions for the external application may also or instead be used to generate the set of account permissions for the account. The set of account permissions may enable the account to access the same resources on the computing system as the external application, which may avoid granting the account overly broad access to the computing system.

Aroma flavor
Patent number: 11386811
Assignee: Bartlein; James L. (Hudson, WI, US)

A user-selectable aromatic label for attachment to a beverage container may include a substrate, a scent layer including plurality of scent microcapsules arranged in one or more regions on the substrate, and a removable cover over the scent microcapsules. The removable cover may be selectively removed to rupture the scent microcapsules underneath.

Temperature control for gas water heaters and related methods
Patent number: 11402128
Assignee: SIT MANUFACTURING N.A. S.A. DE C.V. (Ciénega de Flores N.L., MX)
Inventors: Thomas P. BUESCHER (Webster Groves, MO, US), Daniel L. Furmanek (Ballwin, MO, US), John E. Kopp (Waterloo, IL, US)

A processor for a controller of a water heater is configured to receive water heater control parameters and an output from a sensor indicating a measured temperature of water in the water heater. The processor is also configured to determine whether to enter an anti-stacking control mode or to enter a demand anticipation control mode. In the anti-stacking control mode the processor is configured to initiate a call for heat when the measured temperature reaches a trigger temperature, calculate a burner on delay value and set a second timer with the calculated value, and calculate a reduced activation time. In the demand anticipation control mode the processor is configured to increase the variable offset based on a frequency of the demand anticipation control mode being activated, initiate a call for heat, and control, based on the reduced activation time or the increased offset value, the burner.

Multilayer ceramic capacitor
Patent number: 11404213
Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Kyoto, JP)
Inventors: Shinichi Kokawa (Nagaokakyo, JP), Yasuyuki Shimada (Nagaokakyo, JP), Naoto Muranishi (Nagaokakyo, JP), Takehisa Sasabayashi (Nagaokakyo, JP)

A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes a multilayer body including dielectric layers and layered internal electrodes, first and second main surfaces, first and second side surfaces, first and second end surfaces, and an external electrode connected to the internal electrodes and provided on each of the first and second end surfaces. A region where the internal electrodes are superimposed is defined as an effective region, regions respectively located on sides of the first and second end surfaces relative to the effective region are defined as first and second regions, and a bent portion where the dielectric layers and the internal electrodes are bent is located in the first region. In the bent portion, all vertices in the stacking direction are located within a range that extends by about 25 μm to about 35 μm in a length direction from the effective region of the multilayer body.

Userspace split data-centric heterogeneous computing architecture
Patent number: 11386039
Assignee: Emc IP Holding Company Llc (Hopkinton, MA)
Inventors: Jinpeng Liu (Shanghai, CN), Andrew Anzhou Hou (Shanghai, CN), Christopher S. MacLellan (Uxbridge, MA, US)

One example method includes transmitting, by an application running in a host CPU, a notification to an application in a coprocessor/accelerator indicating that inbound data generated by the application is ready, receiving, by the application in the coprocessor/accelerator, the notification and delegating, by the application in the coprocessor/accelerator, an IO command to the application running in the host CPU, forwarding, by the application running in the host CPU, the IO command to an OS of the host CPU, transmitting, by the OS of the host CPU, an IO request to an IO device, initiating, by the IO device, a P2PDMA to transmit data associated with the IO request to a memory of the coprocessor/accelerator, and processing, by the application in the coprocessor/accelerator, the data.

Patent number: 20220244077
Inventors: Saeed Yazdani (Moorpark, CA, US), Prem Trivedi (Moorpark, CA, US)

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards rotary variable differential transducers. The transducer may include a housing and an armature shaft included within the housing. The transducer may further include an input shaft configured to mate with an airplane shaft. The input shaft may be located independently from the armature shaft.

Patent number: 20220247045
Inventors: Takahiro SAKURAI (Nagoya-shi, JP), Kosuke SUZUKI (Toyota-shi, JP)

A technology is provided which improves the conductivity at the electrode terminal in a secondary battery. The technology herein disclosed provides an electrode terminal of a secondary battery. The electrode terminal includes a first member made of a metal, and a second member made of a metal. The first member has a connection part to be connected to the second member. The second member has an insertion hole for allowing the connection part of the first member to be inserted thereinto. At the interface between the first member and the second member in the inside of the insertion hole, the first member and the second member are welded to each other.

Patent number: 20220241022
Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd. (Yokneam, IL)
Inventors: Benjamin Cohen (Haifa, IL), Lior Zar (Poria lllit, IL), Natan Sharon Katz (Atlit, IL)

Methods, devices, and systems for acquiring the volume of a catheter are disclosed. The system may comprise a catheter and a processor. The processor may be configured to receive a voxel grid comprising a plurality of voxels and a plurality three-dimensional coordinates of a location of a catheter. The processor may render the catheter on a display using the three-dimensional coordinates, wherein the catheter rendering comprises a plurality of shaded pixels. The processor may identify coordinates of one or more voxels of the voxel grid which overlap with at least one shaded pixel and mark the voxels of the voxel grid which overlap with at least one shaded pixel. As such, a voxel trail may be created wherever a catheter moves. The voxel trail may be used to define an internal volume within which the catheter is positioned, such as a chamber of a heart, blood vessel, or valve.

Method and device for content recording and streaming
Patent number: 11395049
Inventors: David XING (Dover, NJ, US)

A content recording and sharing method is applied to a computing device. The method includes: obtaining a video in real time, the video capturing a physical scene for a time duration; generating supplemental contents synchronized with the video; receiving user information from a first user terminal device; determining first selected supplemental content according to the user information and a first selection rule, and sending the first selected supplemental content to the first user terminal device; determining second selected supplemental content according to a second selection rule; and sharing the video and the second selected supplemental content with one or more second user terminal devices.

User-friendly tamper-resistant/tamper-evident container-seal system for containers of consumer goods and methods of use
Patent number: 11390428
Assignee: SealTech LLC (Indian Hills, CO, US)
Inventors: Brian Jay Conaway (Indian Hills, CO, US)

The inventive disclosures described herein pertain to an improved tamper-resistant/tamper-evident (TE) seal for containers of consumer-product-containment vessels (such as, for example, prescription bottles, condiment bottles, etc.) that enables a user to better grip and/or exert force/leverage to more-easily and reliably open such containers. Specifically, it features an improved seal-removal assembly that provides a collapsible finger-receiving aperture that allows a user to insert at least one user finger (or an elongated tool, such as a writing utensil), and exert upward force to breach the container seal.

Apparatus for operating phase cut switch in motor driven power steering apparatus
Patent number: 11381195
Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd. (Seoul, KR)
Inventors: Jin Woo Lee (Yongin-si, KR)

Provided is an apparatus for operating a phase cut switch in a motor driven power steering apparatus. The apparatus for operating a phase cut switch in a motor driven power steering apparatus includes: a phase cut switch installed for an inverter for converting a voltage into 3-phase power and driving a driving motor and for each phase of input terminals of the driving motor; a gate driving unit configured to receive a driving signal from a control device and operate the phase cut switch; and a current circulation unit configured to circulate a counter electromotive force of the driving motor at an output terminal of the gate driving unit and an output terminal of the phase cut switch.

Patent number: 20220218405
Inventors: Donald E. Barry (Norwood, MA), Matthew Laplaca (Franklin, MA, US)

In general, thermal debriding tools and methods of using thermal debriding tools are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a thermal debriding tool is configured to be advanced minimally invasively, e.g., arthroscopically, into a patient and to cut tissue using electrical energy. The thermal debriding tool includes a heating element configured to be positioned in contact with tissue and to be heated. The heated heating element is configured to cut the tissue so as to allow the thermal debriding tool to cut the tissue using electrical energy. The heating element can be a resistive heating element that is configured to become hot when a current is delivered to the heating element. The thermal debriding tool can include an actuator configured to be actuated to cause the current to be delivered to the heating element, thereby allowing the heating element to be heated on demand.

Pump assemblies configured for drive and pump end interchangeability
Patent number: 11408415
Assignee: Rotary Manufacturing, LLC (North Port, FL, US)
Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Brown (Venice, FL, US), Scott Alan McAloon (Nokomis, FL, US), Seth Thomas (Lake Zurich, IL, US)

A universal pump assembly mounts, interchangeably, on a canned motor or on an adapter having an outer magnet assembly rotated by a motor. The pump assembly has a casing with an inlet and an outlet, and an impeller rotatable within the casing to pump fluid from the inlet to the outlet. The pump assembly can have either a mounting ring for attachment to the canned motor, or a containment shell having a cup with an inner magnet assembly and a mounting ring extending from the cup for attachment to the adapter. Mounting features of the mounting ring may be threaded holes or internally threaded posts as non-limiting examples.

Patent number: 20220217706
Assignee: Aura Network Systems, Inc. (McLean, VA, US)
Inventors: Tamara Lynne CASEY (Annapolis, MD, US), Michael Robert GAGNE (Monrovia, MD, US)

Disclosed herein is a terrestrial to air communications network that can be configured to include a spectrum management system that deterministically allocates spectrum to aircraft for use during flight. In one or more examples, a user transmits a flight plan to a spectrum management system that is configured to manage the RF spectrum in a given air space. In one or more examples, and based on the received flight plan, the spectrum management system can allocate an RF spectrum frequency “slot” (i.e., timeslot, subchannel, or resource block) for the aircraft to use during its intended flight. The spectrum management system can take into account available spectrum as well as the predicted network traffic and their spectrum allocations to determine an RF spectrum slot that can provide a stable and continuous communications channel to the aircraft during its flight.

Materials and methods for selective noble gas adsorption
Patent number: 11406960
Assignee: Uchicago Argonne, Llc (Chicago, IL)
Inventors: Abdellatif M. Yacout (Naperville, IL, US), Sumit Bhattacharya (Darien, IL, US), Yinbin Miao (Aurora, IL, US)

An adsorptive material for adsorption of a noble gas can include a mesoporous support material having a plurality of pores and a pattern of metal atoms deposited onto the mesoporous support material.

Patent number: 20220228749

A disclosure relates to a gear two-way clutching mechanism that is acted between the power output and the loading and mainly comprising a power source, a loading, a clutching unit and a deceleration unit. When the first output gear of the loading unit is driven by the power source to rotate to a predetermined position, the teeth missing portion is tangential with and corresponds to the buffer gear, or the wheel teeth portion meshes the buffer gear. The clutching unit connected between the power source, and the loading can perform clutch without working and enables the loading end to freely rotate, or the clutching unit can perform mesh working so that power of the power source is directly outputted to the loading end. With the deceleration unit connected to rear section and/or front section of the clutching unit, speed reduction ratio of the transmission chain connected between the power source and the loading can change to achieve effect of enhancing or changing output torque.

Dynamic currency conversion selection and control processing
Patent number: 11416851
Assignee: Ncr Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
Inventors: Arnold Bacalla Lara (Mandaue, PH), Jullan Raphael Lim (Bentonville, AR, US)

A terminal receives card details for a payment card to process payment for a transaction. The card and transaction details are sent to an intermediate server. The card details are identified as being associated with a card issuer associated with a first currency while the terminal is associated with a second different currency from the first currency. A currency conversion entity selection request is sent to the card issuer. The card issuer requests a consumer select a currency conversion entity for payment at the terminal. A mobile device of the consumer generates encoded data representing: a selected currency conversion entity, the card details, and the transaction details. The encoded data is processed to verify and process payment for the transaction with the selected currency conversion entity preventing any override by a merchant to use a different currency conversion entity at the terminal.

Patent number: 20220253315
Inventors: Gregory Trunde (Grenoble, FR), Denis Dutey (Jarrie, FR)

In accordance with an embodiment, a method verifies contents of a plurality of registers having two first registers, where each of the plurality of registers is configured to store a data word and a verification bit. The method includes determining whether a value of the verification bit of each respective register of the plurality of registers corresponds to the data word of its respective register. The data words stored in the two first registers are selected so that the bits of a same rank of the two first registers include two complementary bits, each bit of a common binary word is associated with a respective register of the plurality of registers, and the value of the verification bit of each respective register depends on the data word of the respective register and the bit of the common binary word associated with the respective register.

Time of flight data segmentation
Patent number: 11379684
Assignee: Zoox, Inc. (Foster City, CA)
Inventors: David Pfeiffer (Foster City, CA, US), James William Vaisey Philbin (Palo Alto, CA), Nitesh Shroff (Millbrae, CA, US), Zeng Wang (Menlo Park, CA, US)

Techniques are discussed for segmenting sensor data captured by a sensor to remove a ground surface from the sensor data. A first technique includes capturing sensor data represented as multichannel image and segmenting the image according to image processing techniques. The ground surface can be removed from the sensor data, and a subset of the sensor data can be associated with a voxel space. A second technique includes capturing sensor data and unprojecting the sensor data to generate three dimensional data, which can be associated with a voxel space. Ground plane data associated with a location can be accessed or determined and voxel data that is within a threshold height of the ground plane data can be removed from the voxel space. Clustering techniques can determine objects represented in the data, and a vehicle can be controlled based on the objects.

Stacked resonant structures for wireless power systems
Patent number: 11387678
Assignee: Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Inventors: Robert S. Parnell (San Jose, CA)

A wireless power system has wireless power transmitting and receiving devices. The transmitting and receiving devices convey wireless power using stacked resonant structures. The stacked resonant structures are self-resonant and have a parallel-coupled inductance and capacitance. The structures include a magnetic core having a central post and stacked ceramic layers within the magnetic core and laterally surrounding the central post. The structures include interleaved first and second sets of antiparallel-oriented C-shaped conductive layers and are driven using drive traces. The drive traces are formed from one of the C-shaped conductive layers or from conductive traces on a drive printed circuit board that underlies the stacked ceramic layers. The traces include one or more loops running around the central post. Host circuitry for the structures may have a central tap terminal coupled to the traces. If desired, a shield layer may overlap the conductive layers.

Control drum system for use with nuclear reactors
Patent number: 11380449
Assignee: BWXT Advanced Technologies LLC (Lynchburg, VA, US)
Inventors: James B. Inman (Forest, VA, US), Scott J. Shargots (Forest, VA, US), Gary W. Neeley (Queenstown, MD, US)

A control drum system for a nuclear reactor including a reactor core, including an ex-core reflector including a plurality of cylindrical apertures, a plurality of control drum assemblies, each control drum assembly including a drive shaft, a drum cylinder affixed to a bottom end of the drive shaft, and a planetary gear attached to a top end of the drive shaft, wherein each drum cylinder is rotatably received in a cylindrical aperture, a first control drum drive motor operably connected to a first control drum assembly, and an annular ring gear that is operably connected to the planetary gear of each of the control drum assemblies so that all the control drum assemblies rotate simultaneously.

Patent number: 20220252710
Assignee: FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Hyogo, JP)
Inventors: Fumiya NAKATANI (Osaka-fu Toyonaka-shi, JP)

A radar signal processing device is provided. The radar device may include processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to generate a processing signal based on a beat signal of a transmission signal and a reception signal, and generate a plurality of extracted beat signals by applying a plurality of window functions on the processing signal, and convert the plurality of extracted beat signals to amplitude data indicating a relationship between a distance and an amplitude, and integrate a plurality of the amplitude data into integrated data.

Patent number: 20220237956
Inventors: Vinay Kumar (Fremont, CA, US)

A telematics analysis (TA) computing device including a processor in communication with a memory device for monitoring driving behavior of a driver of a vehicle may be provided. The processor may be configured to: (i) aggregate historical location data and historical telematics data from a plurality of users, (ii) generate mapping data based at least in part upon the historical location data and the historical telematics data, (iii) identify one or more stop locations based at least in part upon the mapping data, (iv) store the one or more stop locations, (v) receive current location data and current telematics data after each trip taken by the driver, (vi) compare the current location data and the current telematics data to the one or more stop locations, (vii) generate stop data associated with the driver for each trip taken by the driver, wherein the stop data includes whether the driver stopped at the one or more stop locations during each trip, and (viii) determine one or more driving behaviors of the driver based at least in part upon the stop data.

Electronics enclosure
Patent number: 11377260
Assignee: CONNECTED SOLUTIONS GROUP, LLC (Mechanicsville, VA, US)
Inventors: Michael C. Pittman (Mechanicsville, VA, US), John Wiseman (Mechanicsville, VA, US)

An enclosure comprises a bottom container and first and second shelves hingedly connected to the enclosure. The first shelf is movable between a storage position in which its shelf receiving portion is positioned entirely within the bottom container and an in-use position in which its receiving portion at least partially extends beyond a first corresponding wall of the bottom container. The second shelf is movable between a storage position in which its receiving portion is positioned entirely within the bottom container and an in-use position in which its receiving portion at least partially extends beyond a second corresponding wall of the bottom container. When the first and second shelves are in their respective storage positions, the receiving portions of the first and second shelves are positioned in a stacked arrangement such that the second shelf receiving portion is higher than the first shelf receiving portion within the bottom container.

Patent number: 20220248251
Inventors: Jung Ho Ryu (Fort Lee, NJ, US), Sony Akkarakaran (Poway, CA), Tao Luo (San Diego, CA), Junyi Li (Franklin Park, NJ, US), Juan Montojo (San Diego, CA), Peter Gaal (San Diego, CA), Jelena Damnjanovic (Del Mar, CA), Jing Sun (San Diego, CA), Xiaoxia Zhang (San Diego, CA), Hua Wang (Basking Ridge, NJ, US), Xiaojie WANG (Hillsborough, NJ, US), Piyush Gupta (Bridgewater, NJ, US), Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan (San Diego, CA)

Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may measure, using one or more beams included in a first beam group associated with the UE, a channel occupancy ratio (CR) for the first beam group. The UE may perform an action if the CR for the first beam group does not satisfy a CR limit associated with the first beam group. Numerous other aspects are described.

Waveguide structure
Patent number: 11415820
Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (Hsinchu, TW)
Inventors: Chan-Hong Chern (Palo Alto, CA)

An optical phase-shifting device includes a ribbed waveguide portion on an insulating layer, the waveguide portion having a p-n or p-i-n junction extending in a longitudinal direction and having a height. A pair of slab portions are disposed adjacent the waveguide portion, one on each side of the ribbed waveguide portion and on the insulation layer. The slab portion have higher doping concentrations than the respective doping concentrations in the ribbed waveguide portion. At least a portion of each slab portion has a height increasing with distance from the waveguide portion, with the slab height being smaller than that of the waveguide portion at the junction between the waveguide portion and slab portion. A pair of contact portions are formed adjacent the respective slab portion and further away from the waveguide portion. A portion of each contact portion can also have a height varying with distance from the waveguide portion.

Method and Apparatus for Bypass and Shutdown of a Power Device
Patent number: 20220216792
Inventors: Roy Shkoury (Rehovot, IL), Gideon Eitan (Haifa, IL), Ohad Gidon (Netanya, IL)

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for reducing power. The reducing of power may be done to reduce a temperature related to one or more elements of a power system. The reducing of power may depend on the mode of operation of one or more power devices of the power system.

Patent number: 20220213771
Inventors: Kaiming Xia (Dhahran, SA), Tariq Mahmood (Dhahran, SA)

Some methods of hydraulic fracturing of a subsurface formation include using a three-dimensional finite element model to simulate a deviated well with a wellbore casing, a cement adjacent to the wellbore casing, and a perforation cluster with at least two perforations. The FEM is applied (or solved) to determine a breakdown pressure of the deviated well based on an amount of tensile damage of the perforation cluster induced by an applied pressure representing injected hydraulic fluid. The FEM accounts for the 3D complex configuration of wellbore and perforation cluster. A deviated well is drilled and completed with a wellbore casing size, tubing size, wellhead, and hydraulic fracturing pump schedule selected at least in part based on the determined breakdown pressure before hydraulic fluid is injected into the deviated well at an injection pressure, which represents the required breakdown pressure to cause hydraulic fracturing of the rock of the subsurface formation.

Actuatable multi-bay conducted electrical weapon
Patent number: 11402180
Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Inventors: Luke Salisbury (Scottsdale, AZ, US), Patrick W. Smith (Scottsdale, AZ, US)

An actuatable bay conducted electrical weapon comprises a plurality of bays. Each of the bays is configured to releasably receive a deployment unit comprising one or more electrodes. At least one of the bays the plurality of bays is coupled to a body of the conducted electrical weapon via a respective movable member. Each respective movable member is coupled to the body of the conducted electrical weapon by a respective kinematic joint. Responsive to an activation of a control interface, each respective movable member is configured to move about each respective kinematic joint to an expanded position, wherein a distance between each of the bays of the plurality of bays is greater in the expanded position than in a collapsed position. The increased distance is configured to provide a greater initial spread between the one or more electrodes to increase a likelihood of causing NMI in a target.

Safety controller and history display device
Patent number: 11408560
Assignee: Keyence Corporation (Osaka, JP)
Inventors: Ryuma MIYAKE (Osaka, JP), Yuta Kato (Osaka, JP)

Recording a history related to an operation of a safety program contributes to a determination of a cause of a false OFF signal. A safety controller acquires, from at least one safety input device or safety sensor, extra information that is not used for obtaining an output signal and records an input signal and an output signal together with the extra information as history information at predetermined recording intervals.

Self charging fluid flow sensor system
Patent number: 11415480
Assignee: FLOWACTIVE, INC. (Troy, NY, US)
Inventors: Matthew Cusack (Troy, NY, US), Frank Lipowitz (Rexford, NY, US), Robert Paul Borthwick (Glenelg, MD, US)

A self-charging sensor (SCS) adapted for use in a toilet or the like. The SCS includes a housing having a rechargeable battery; a turbine module having a multilevel impeller having offset wheels that are adapted to be driven by a fluid flow via an inlet port during an event, wherein a rotation of the impeller causes the turbine module to generate electricity that recharges the rechargeable battery; and a processing module that collects count data associated with the rotation during the event; and an attachment component adapted to seat the housing on an overflow tube.

Patent number: 20220221107
Inventors: Patryk Gumann (Tarrytown, NY, US), Valerio A. Grendanin (St. Augustine, FL, US), Sean Hart (Tarrytown, NY, US), David C. Mckay (Ossining, NY, US), Jerry M. Chow (Scarsdale, NY, US), David Zarsky (Bethlehem, PA, US), Gilbert Bauer (Peekskill, NY, US)

Techniques facilitating custom thermal shields for cryogenic environments are provided. In one example, a cryostat can comprise a thermal shield extending between a thermal stage and a base structure coupled to a bottom plate of an outer vacuum chamber. The thermal stage can be coupled to a top plate of the outer vacuum chamber. The thermal shield can provide access to a sample mounting surface encompassed within the thermal shield from a region external to the outer vacuum chamber via the top and bottom plates of the outer vacuum chamber.

Feeding apparatus
Patent number: 11383943
Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (Tokyo, JP)
Inventors: Tomoya Hara (Yokohama, JP)

A feeding apparatus includes a stacking portion, a regulating portion, a moving portion, and a detection unit. The regulating portion abuts, in a width direction, one side of stacking portion sheets having different widths and regulates movement of the sheets in the width direction. The detection unit detects a position of the moving portion in an intersecting direction. The regulating portion includes an abut portion. By abutting or not abutting the abut portion, the moving portion moves to a first position and a second position. When the moving portion moves to the first position or the second position in a predetermined proceeding direction, the moving portion does not move from the first position or the second position while the regulating portion takes a position where the regulating portion further moves in the predetermined proceeding direction.

Nut runner device
Patent number: 11413716
Assignee: Fanuc Corporation (Yamanashi, JP)
Inventors: Yoshio Motowaki (Yamanashi, JP)

A nut runner device includes a main body including spindles, and support portions that support the spindles rotatably around a longitudinal axial line, a detachable unit that is detachably connected to a tip of the main body, and includes a wrench that is disposed coaxially with the spindles and is rotatable integrally with the spindles and an air passage that extends inside of the spindles and the detachable unit in a direction along the longitudinal axial line, and connects a discharge port provided in the spindle, and a suction port that opens to a tip surface of the detachable unit, wherein a tip portion of the wrench is disposed in the suction port, and air that is sucked from the suction port to the discharge port 20c via the air passage passes by the tip portion of the wrench and a fastening member fitted to a tip of the wrench.

Articulated structure of robot
Patent number: 11413743
Assignee: Fanuc Corporation (Yamanashi, JP)
Inventors: Keishi Yoneda (Yamanashi, JP)

An articulated structure includes first and second members, and an actuator relatively rotating the first and second members about a first axis and including a motor fixed in the first member, a reducer transmitting rotation of the motor to the second member, and a mechanism transmitting power of the motor to the reducer, the reducer includes a hole extending therethrough along the first axis, and an input member supported rotatably about the first axis to receive the power. The mechanism includes a first section including an output member supported rotatably about a second axis parallel to the first axis to transmit power to the input member, a second section transmitting power between a shaft of the motor and the output member, and a housing that houses the second section to support the motor and being detachably attached to the first member at a position offset radially outward from the hole.

User-configurable two-step activation sequence for gas cooktop burner
Patent number: 11402102
Assignee: Midea Group Co., Ltd. (Guangdong, CN)
Inventors: Richard W. Cowan (Louisville, KY, US)

A cooking appliance and system for a two-step activation for a gas cooktop burner includes at least one control selector having an output representative of a valve position and a touch sensor having an output representative of a permission to operate the valve, with a user-configurable two-step activation sequence used to control a digital gas valve and an ignitor for the gas cooktop burner to ignite and activate the gas cooktop burner.

Channel state information feedback using channel compression and reconstruction
Patent number: 11387880
Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated (San Diego, CA)
Inventors: Weiliang Zeng (San Diego, CA, US), Taesang Yoo (San Diego, CA), Sanaz BARGHI (Carlsbad, CA, US), Naga Bhushan (San Diego, CA), Pavan Kumar Vitthaladevuni (San Diego, CA), Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli (San Diego, CA), Xiaoxia Zhang (San Diego, CA), Tingfang Ji (San Diego, CA), Yongbin Wei (La Jolla, CA)

Systems and methods facilitating feedback of robust channel state information (CSI), such as to provide full CSI feedback or otherwise providing CSI feedback, are described. CSI encoders and/or decoders used by network nodes may implement channel compression/reconstruction based upon neural-network (NN) training of collected channels. A structured payload having an interpretable payload portion and an uninterpretable payload portion may utilized with respect to CSI feedback. The channel compression provided according to some aspects of the disclosure supports feedback of robust CSI, in some instances including full CSI, as determined by a particular network node. Other aspects and features are also claimed and described.

Extended reality visualization of optical tool tracking volume for computer assisted navigation in surgery
Patent number: 11382699
Assignee: Globus Medical Inc. (Audubon, PA, US)
Inventors: Zachary Wassall (Stowe, MA, US), Thomas Calloway (Pelham, NH, US)

A camera tracking system is disclosed that is configured to obtain a model defining a tracking volume of a set of tracking cameras relative to pose of the set of tracking cameras, and receive tracking information from the set of tracking cameras indicating pose of an extended reality (XR) headset relative to the set of tracking cameras. The camera tracking system is further configured to generate a graphical representation of the tracking volume from a perspective of the XR headset based on the pose of the XR headset indicated by the tracking information and based the model defining the tracking volume of the set of tracking cameras, and provide the graphical representation of the tracking volume to the XR headset for display to the user.

System and method for counteracting unmanned aerial vehicles
Patent number: 11410299
Assignee: Ao Kaspersky Lab (Moscow, RU)
Inventors: Vladimir E. Turov (Moscow, RU), Vladimir Y. Kleshnin (Moscow, RU), Alexey O. Dorokhov (Moscow, RU), Andrey A. Vankov (Moscow, RU)

A method for detecting unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) includes detecting an unknown flying object in a monitored zone of air space. An image of the detected unknown flying object is captured. The captured image is analyzed to classify the detected unknown flying object. A determination is made, based on the analyzed image, whether the detected unknown flying object comprises a UAV. In response to determining that the detected unknown flying object comprises a UAV, one or more radio signals exchanged between the UAV and a user of the UAV are suppressed until the UAV departs from the monitored zone of air space.

Work vehicle hose routing
Patent number: 11407304
Assignee: ISEKI & CO., LTD. (Matsuyama, JP)
Inventors: Yoshihisa Tsuzuki (Ehime-ken, JP), Ryota NAGANO (Ehime-ken, JP)

A work vehicle in which hoses and the like are easy to handle and adequate routing of these hoses is possible. The work vehicle includes a traveling body which includes: traveling devices; and a connecting section which is configured to connect a working machine to the traveling body. The traveling body includes: a pair of left and right body frames which extends longitudinally; an engine which is mounted on the body frames and works as a driving source of the traveling devices and the working machine; a base plate which is provided on the body frames; a cooler which is provided on the base plate; and hoses which are connected to the cooler and routed, the base plate has a hose insertion hole into which the hoses are inserted, and the hoses pass through the hose insertion hole, extend below the base plate, and are routed toward the engine.

Magnetic sensor with improved stress compensation accounting for temperature
Patent number: 11402280
Assignee: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC (Manchester, NH, US)
Inventors: Juan Manuel Cesaretti (Ciudad de Buenos Aires, AR), Evan Shorman (Manchester, NH, US)

A magnetic field sensor is provided with improved stress compensation accounting for temperature. The magnetic field sensor includes a stress sensing, element, a temperature sensing element, a magnetic field sensing element, a memory, and an electronic circuitry. The memory is configured to store a first table. The first table identities a plurality of stress-to-sensitivity coefficients. Each of the plurality of stress-to-sensitivity coefficients is mapped to a different temperature value. The electronic circuitry is configured to use a temperature reading and a stress reading to calculate a stress difference between an expected stress and the stress reading. The electronic circuitry is further configured to obtain a stress-to-sensitivity coefficient that corresponds to the temperature reading by using the first table, calculate a gain adjustment coefficient based an the stress-to-sensitivity coefficient, and adjust a gain of a signal that is generated by the magnetic field sensing element based on the grain adjustment coefficient.

Patent number: 20220248268
Inventors: HAORUI YANG (Dongguan, CN), Jianhua Liu (Dongguan, CN)

Methods for relay transmission, a relay user equipment (UE), and a remote UE are provided in implementations of the disclosure. The method includes the following. A relay UE receives a first message transmitted by a network device, where the first message contains information of a back-off (BO) timer, and the BO timer is used for congestion control. During running of the BO timer, the relay UE is restrained from performing a relay service for a remote UE.

Shelving system and methods
Patent number: 11389015
Assignee: Fasteners for Retail, Inc. (Twinsburg, OH, US)
Inventors: Jamie Aaron Smedley (Hudson, OH, US), Gabriel Garduno (Minneapolis, MN, US), Billy Mertz (Cincinnati, OH, US)

A racking system and methods of assembling, a racking system wherein the. The racking system includes one or more adjustably positionable backing walls that may be positioned at different distances from a front end of a corresponding shelf. Dividers may be provided to be positioned adjacent the one or more backing walls to divide a product display zone into separate zones.

Shim device, magnet assembly, and method for charging a shim device
Patent number: 11391800
Assignee: BRUKER SWITZERLAND AG (Faellanden, CH)
Inventors: Kenneth J. Guenter (Zurich, CH), Robert Schauwecker (Zurich, CH)

A shim device having an HTS shim conductor track (C) and a shim switch (Sw1) The track (C) is curved around an axis (z) and the shim switch is arranged in a first conductor track portion (S1), to interrupt its superconducting state. The track (C) extends around at least a first opening (O1) and a second opening (O2) such that the track (C) has a first circumferential current path (L1), a second circumferential current path (L2) and a third circumferential current path (L3). Two of the three paths (L1, L2, L3) each surround only one of the two openings and one of the three paths (L1, L2, L3) surrounds both openings. The first portion (S1) is part of only the first path (L1) and the second path (L2). This produces a persistent HTS shim for field homogenization, allowing both a complex field distribution and a large degree of design freedom.

Multi-locking device using random password
Patent number: 11403898
Inventors: Ki Chul LEE (Gimpo-si, KR)

Provided is a multi-locking device including a locking device management unit configured such that, when a user requests same to grant a right to open/close a door, same converts information regarding a granted right regarding the door into a QR code, outputs same, and provides same to the user, a door locking device configured to receive the information regarding a granted right regarding the door from the locking device management unit, and a QR code reader unit configured to receive the QR code from the user and provide same to the door locking device.

Patent number: 20220250164
Assignee: Tungaloy Corporation (Fukushima, JP)
Inventors: Hikaru SHIROMA (Iwaki-shi, JP), Satoru YOSHIDA (Iwaki-shi, JP)

To provide a cutting insert that is properly manufactured with ease of use. A cutting insert has a first end face, a second end face on the opposite side from the first end face, and a peripheral side surface that is parallel to a central axis connecting the center of the first end face and the center of the second end face and connects the first end face and the second end face. A first major cutting edge is formed on the outer edge of the first end face. A first flank facing the first major cutting edge is formed between the first major cutting edge and the peripheral side surface and has a negative clearance angle α with respect to the peripheral side surface. The peripheral side surface includes a first side surface facing the first flank. Between the first flank and the first side surface, a recess line is formed to extend along a virtual edge line where a virtual plane extending from the first flank and a virtual plane extending from the first side surface cross each other, and the recess line is formed with a notch on the virtual edge line.

Display illumination using a grating
Patent number: 11391948
Assignee: Facebook Technologies, Llc (Menlo Park, CA)
Inventors: Fenglin Peng (Redmond, WA, US), Liangyu QIU (Redmond, WA, US), Ying Geng (Bellevue, WA), Tanya Malhotra (Redmond, WA, US)

A display assembly includes a light source, a spatial light modulator (SLM) and a grating. The light source is configured to emit illumination light, the SLM is configured to receive the illumination light and reflect at least a portion of the illumination light. The grating is positioned to redirect the illumination light output from the light source toward the SLM, receive at least a portion of the reflected light from the SLM, redirect first light having a first polarization toward the light source, and transmit through the grating second light having a second polarization that is orthogonal to the first polarization. Also disclosed are operations performed by the display assembly.

Virtual Dialog System Performance Assessment and Enrichment
Patent number: 20220245199
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Inventors: Ruchi Mahindru (Elmsford, NY, US), Atul Kumar (Bangalore, IN), Atri Mandal (Bangalore, IN), Daniela Rosu (Mt. Kisco, NY, US)

Embodiments are provided that relate to a computer system, a computer program product, and a computer-implemented method for improving performance of a virtual dialog agent system employing an automated virtual dialog agent. Embodiments involve generating ground truth (GT) from a user's knowledge base, and leveraging the GT to evaluate how the virtual dialog agent performs with the GT. The evaluation measures quality of a multi-turn virtual dialog, and generates a remediation plan directed at an algorithmic improvement of the virtual dialog agent.

Patent number: 20220239467
Inventors: Prakash Sundaresan (Redmond, WA, US), Lionello G. Lunesu (Peng Chau, HK), Antoine Cote (Sheung Wan, HK)

A system for blockchain-based authentication comprises an interface and a processor configured to (i) receive, by a first device, a command from a second device, where the first device is associated with a first trust certificate, (ii) receive a second trust certificate from the second device, (iii) communicate a cryptographic challenge using a public key of the second device to the second device, (iv) receive a response to the cryptographic challenge from the second device, (v) check whether the response matches with a predetermined correct response or not, and (vi) authenticate the second device and execute the commend received from the second device only if the response matches with the predetermined correct response.

System and method for user video chats with progressively clearer images
Patent number: 11381624
Assignee: Zoosk, Inc. (Lehi, UT, US)
Inventors: Eric R. Barnett (Menlo Park, CA, US), Behzad Behrouzi (San Francisco, CA, US), Charles E. Gotlieb (San Francisco, CA, US)

A system and method provides a video chat capability where the video portion of the chat is initially impaired, but gets progressively clearer, either as time elapses, or as the users speak or participate with relevant information.

Compression post with visual indication system
Patent number: 11377864
Inventors: Charles J. MacKarvich (Atlanta, GA, US)

An indicator for a compression post includes a leg defining an upper end and a lower end, the lower end configured to engage a support plate of the compression post; and an indicator bracket comprising a central portion coupled to the leg at the upper end and an indication portion oriented distal to the leg, the central portion defining a bend extending away from the leg such that the indication portion is laterally offset from the leg, the indicator defining a first visual indicator configured to indicate that the compression post is in either a compressed configuration or an uncompressed configuration.

Ultrasonic flow meter calibration system and method
Patent number: 11402254
Assignee: Badger Meter, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI)
Inventors: Michael A. Wusterbarth (Greenfield, WI, US), Paul W. Eserkaln (Oak Creek, WI, US), Robert Herriges (West Allis, WI, US)

An ultrasonic flow meter configured to measure a flow within a conduit configured for autozeroing during active flow operation of the flow meter. The flow meter includes a printed circuit board including circuitry for conducting ultrasonic transit time flow measurements, the printed circuit board including transducer swap relays and first and second transducer cables connecting the first and second transducers, respectively, to the transducer swap relays. The flow meter further includes a programmable processor configured to generate flow measurement data based on an ultrasonic flow meter calibration performed by the ultrasonic flow meter in situ while measuring flow through the conduit. Calibration includes determining a zero offset value, determining a swap offset value by measuring transit time forward and backward between the first and second transducers through the flow in the conduit, activating the transducer swap relays to physically swap the first and second transducers, and measuring transit time forward and backward between the swapped first and second transducers through the flow in the conduit, determining a flow zero value based on the zero offset and swap offset, and generating flow rate data based on the flow in the conduit and the flow zero offset.

Rack for immersion cooling
Patent number: 11419243
Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc. (Taoyuan, TW)
Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen (Taoyuan, TW), Yu-Nien Huang (Taoyuan, TW), Herman Tan (Taoyuan, TW)

A system having a rack, an input manifold, an output manifold, and a drain manifold is installed. The rack is configured to support a computing device. The input manifold, the output manifold, and the drain manifold are each configured to be fluidly coupled to the housing. When the computing device is in a first position relative to the rack, the input manifold and the output manifold are fluidly coupled to the housing and the drain manifold is disconnected from the housing. When the computing device is in a second position relative to the rack, the input manifold and the output manifold are disconnected from the housing and the drain manifold is fluidly coupled to the housing. When the computing device is in a third position relative to the rack, the input manifold, the output manifold, and the drain manifold are disconnected from the housing.

Patent number: 20220218276
Inventors: Paul BARTON (Boerne, TX, US), James F. Anderson (Skopje, MK)

A data collecting device including a microcontroller communicatively coupled to at least one of a plurality of sensors, the sensors being configured to detect vital signs of a patient including at least one of temperature, blood oxygen saturation level, blood pressure, and a level of carbon dioxide exhaled by the patient, the microcontroller being configured to, in response to receiving data from at least one of the sensors, perform noise filtering and aggregate the received sensor data into a plurality of data packets, and transmit the filtered and aggregated data to portable mobile computing device communicatively coupled thereto.

Patent number: 20220211927
Inventors: Robert W. Childers (New Port Richey, FL), Ying-Cheng Lo (Green Oaks, IL), Peter A. Hopping (Lutz, FL)

A method for performing a peritoneal dialysis therapy includes performing a plurality of peritoneal dialysis cycles for a patient and tracking an amount of dialysis fluid provided by at least one dialysis fluid pump during the plurality of peritoneal dialysis cycles. The method also includes determining an amount of ultrafiltrate (“UF”) removed from the patient based on the amount of dialysis fluid provided by the at least one dialysis fluid pump. The method further includes updating a UF trend using previous amounts of UF removed from the patient and the amount of UF removed from the patient during the most recent dialysis treatment and generating an alert if the UF trend changes by more than a preset percentage.

Broken light bulb extractor and light bulb changer
Patent number: 11417510
Inventors: Lawrence Kratish (Panama City, FL, US)

A light bulb remover extracts a broken light bulb from a socket of a high-hat light fixture. The light bulb remover has an extension pole and an extractor head attached to the extension pole. The extractor head has a guide which defines an outer circumference of the extractor head and a bulb extractor configured for engaging in a base of the broken light bulb and creating a friction connection with the base of the light bulb. The bulb extractor is surrounded by the guide, and the guide has a diameter being less than a diameter of the high-hat light fixture and dimensioned so that when the light bulb remover is disposed within the high-hat light fixture the bulb extractor is self-aligned with a middle area of the base of the broken light bulb.

Blockchain system for optimizing processes
Patent number: 11381384
Assignee: BOARDWALKTECH, INC (Cupertino, CA, US)
Inventors: Ganesh Krishnan (Cupertino, CA, US), Dharmesh Dadbhawala (San Jose, CA, US), Ashish Baluja (Santa Clara, CA, US), Bhaumik Dedhia (San Jose, CA, US)

A system, method, and computer-readable storage medium is provided for storing, in a blockchain system, at least one generic finite blockchain comprising representative blocks, each corresponding to at least one step in a multi-step process; dynamically generating at least one finite blockchain instance based on said at least one generic finite blockchain; receiving, by a processor, change evidence data pertaining to at least one step in said multi-step process; and performing an update operation comprising updating the at least one finite blockchain instance based on said change evidence data.

Patent number: 20220252139
Inventors: Yoshiyuki Okamoto (Hiroshima-shi, JP), Masahiro KOBAYASHI (Hiroshima-shi, JP), Hiroyuki Miyata (Hiroshima-shi, JP)

The variable-speed accelerator includes an electric device, a transmission device, and a power supply portion that supplies electric power of a constant rated frequency supplied from a power supply to the electric device when the electric device is started. The electric device includes a constant-speed electric motor that rotates a constant-speed input shaft of the transmission device, and a variable-speed electric motor that functions as a generator in a generator mode and also functions as an electric motor in an electric motor mode. When starting the electric device, the power supply portion supplies the electric power generated by the variable-speed electric motor in the generator mode to the constant-speed electric motor after supplying starting power to the constant-speed electric motor and the variable-speed electric motor.

Patent number: 20220222319
Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc (Redmond, WA)
Inventors: Derek Edward Davout GLADDING (Poughquag, NY, US), Nitin Naresh GAREGRAT (San Jose, CA, US)

A computing device is provided, including one or more processing devices configured to receive a first matrix including a plurality of first matrix elements arranged in a plurality of submatrices. The one or more processing devices may be further configured to generate first matrix sparsity metadata indicating one or more zero submatrices and one or more nonzero submatrices of the plurality of submatrices. Each of the first matrix elements included in the one or more zero submatrices may be equal to zero. The one or more processing devices may be further configured to store, in memory, a compressed first matrix including the first matrix sparsity metadata and the one or more nonzero submatrices and not including the one or more zero submatrices.

Patent number: 20220253642
Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)
Inventors: Jaeseok CHOI (Yongin-si, KR), Nahyup KANG (Seoul, KR), Hyongeuk Lee (Suwon-si, KR), Byungin Yoo (Seoul, KR)

An image restoration method includes determining an anchor image based on individual images of a burst image set, executing a feature extraction network based on the burst image set while using anchor information of the anchor image, and generating a restored image based on a feature map corresponding to an output of the feature extraction network.

Method and system for locating a network device connected to a proxy network device in an emergency situation
Patent number: 11412364
Assignee: Everbridge, Inc. (Burlington, MA, US)
Inventors: Gerald R. Eisner (Pickerington, OH, US)

A method and system for locating a network device connected to a proxy network device in an emergency situation. When an electrical connection, whether through physical wires or over a wireless interface such as spread spectrum technology is made on a proxy network device (e.g., analog terminal adapter (ATA), analog or digital Private Branch Exchange (PBX) system, Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) devices, gateway, bridge, router, switch, etc.) for a network device, the proxy network device sends a connection identifier such as a port number or wireless channel number, Device IDentifier (DID) number, etc. to an emergency location server network device to associate the connection identifier on the proxy network device with connected network and with a current physical location to be used in an emergency. When an emergency event occurs, the connection identifier is used to determine an emergency current physical location that is used by first responders.

Method for minimizing power demand for hydrogen refueling station
Patent number: 11391415
Assignee: China Energy Investment Corporation Limited (Beijing, CN), National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy (Beijing, CN)
Inventors: Xianming Li (Orefield, PA, US), Anthony Ku (Fremont, CA, US), Kenneth William Kratschmar (Vancouver, CA), Jerad Allen Stager (Richmond, CA, US), Edward Youn (Pacific Grove, CA, US)

A direct fueling station and a method of refueling are provided. The station includes an insulated tank for storing a liquefied fuel, a pump, at least a heat exchanger, a control unit, a dispenser including a flow meter, a flow control device, and at least one sensor for testing pressure and/or temperature. The heat exchanger converts liquefied fuel from pump into a gaseous fuel, which is added into an onboard fuel tank in a vehicle. The control unit includes one or more programs used to coordinate with the pump, the flow meter, the flow control device, and/or the sensor(s) so as to control a refueling method. A peak electrical power requirement is less than that determined by the product of a rated volumetric flow rate of the pump and a rated pumping pressure adequate for a fill pressure of the vehicle. A computer implemented system having the program(s) is also provided.

Apparatus for pelvic floor muscle trigger point therapy
Patent number: 11376188
Assignee: PLUS EV HOLDINGS INC. (North Kansas City, MO, US)
Inventors: Aaron Wilt (North Kansas City, MO, US), Amanda Olson (Medford, OR, US)

An apparatus for pelvic floor muscle trigger point therapy is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a wand to facilitate the release of one or more trigger points in a pelvic floor muscle of a patient. The wand comprises a central portion extending between a first end and a second end. The central portion includes a first bend and a second bend wherein the first bend is formed between a first end region and a first central region. The second bend is formed between the first central region and a second central region. The first end is configured to be vaginally insertable while the second end configured to be rectally insertable. A power source in electrical communication with one or more switches to selectively control a vibration element during use.

Patent number: 20220247489
Inventors: Harshad Vasudeo ACHARYA (Mumbai, IN), Chandrasekhar S. REDDY (Thane, IN)

The present disclosure provides automated solution for identification of spare fiber capacity with minimal manual intervention thereby eliminating the errors and ensure reliability and scalability and implemented by independent modules to provide Tabular, Schematic and Map view available for depicting route-side fiber capacity (total/used/unused). The method includes automatically enrichment of logical links data discovered by EMS/NMS systems which provide the logical paths/links between two equipment with port details along with host name of the equipment and identifier of the port. The method further includes, enriching the EMS/NMS links data, based on host name and inventory mapping, within logical network inventory management system thereby resulting in the availability of links inventory data in ‘From site-from equipment-rom port’ and ‘to site-to equipment-to port’ format.

Patent number: 20220256735
Inventors: Ali Heydari (Albany, CA, US)

A cold plate that is configurable and for a datacenter liquid cooling system is disclosed. The cold plate includes a first section, a second section, and an intermediate layer, which is changeable and has first channels to enable flow of a coolant through the intermediate layer, and has second channels or at least one adapted second channel to concentrate the coolant or the flow of the coolant to at least one area within the configurable cold plate corresponding to at least a heat generating feature of an associated computing device.

Wafer processing apparatus and wafer processing method
Patent number: 11408070
Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)
Inventors: Hyunho CHOI (Yongin-si, KR), Junghoon Kim (Hwaseong-si, KR), Donghyouck Lee (Hwaseong-si, KR), Jaehyung Lee (Hwaseong-si, KR)

A wafer processing apparatus includes a reaction tube extending in a vertical direction, a door plate configured to load a boat into the reaction tube and positioned under the reaction tube to seal the reaction tube, the boat supporting a plurality of wafers thereon, a gas injector extending in the vertical direction along the boat within the reaction tube and including a plurality of ejection holes formed therein, a rotary mechanism configured to rotate the gas injector about its center axis to adjust an angle of the ejection hole toward the wafer, and a lift mechanism configured to move the gas injector upward and downward to adjust a height of the ejection hole on the wafer.

Methods and systems for using dynamic lightmaps to present 3D graphics
Patent number: 11386613
Assignee: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Inventors: Oliver S. Castaneda (West Henrietta, NY, US), William Robert Davey (Somerville, NJ, US)

Illustrative methods and systems described herein use lightmaps to present 3D graphics. For example, a method includes identifying a viewpoint within a 3D scene and receiving a dynamic lightmap for an object represented by a 3D model in the 3D scene. The identified viewpoint is selected by a user of a media player device presenting the 3D scene to the user and the dynamic lightmap is generated or updated at a first level of detail determined based on the identified viewpoint. The method further includes rendering an image for presentation to the user from the identified viewpoint. This rendering of the image includes rendering the 3D model at a second level of detail that is lower than the first level of detail, and applying the dynamic lightmap at the first level of detail to the 3D model rendered at the second level of detail. Corresponding systems are also disclosed.

Systems and methods for automatic code generation
Patent number: 11379194
Assignee: The Mathworks, Inc. (Natick, MA)
Inventors: Joseph Hicklin (Wayland, MA, US), Claudia Wey (Wayland, MA, US)

In accordance with some embodiments, a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing executable instructions that, when executed by a processor, may cause the processor to receive a value setting via a user interface associated with a first program code, and generate a second program code that, when executed, produces a computational result. To generate the second program code, the instructions, when executed by the processor, may cause the processor to obtain a portion of the first program code that, when executed with the value setting, generates the computational result, determine an organizational structure of the portion, the organizational structure including a plurality of stages, determine, in one or more of the plurality of stages, a first segment of code that accesses the value setting and a second segment of code that does not access the value setting, and replace the first segment with the value setting.

Transmit-Side Misbehavior Condition Management
Patent number: 20220250633
Inventors: Mohammad Raashid ANSARI (Lowell, MA, US), Jonathan PETIT (Wenham, MA, US), Jean-Philippe Monteuuis (Levallois-Perret, FR), Cong CHEN (Shrewsbury, MA, US)

In various embodiments, a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) processing device detecting a misbehavior condition in a system of the vehicle, and prevent the vehicle from sending a V2X message related to the detected misbehavior condition in response to detecting the misbehavior condition in the system of the vehicle. In some embodiments, the V2X processing device may receive information from a plurality of information sources of the vehicle, and may detect the misbehavior condition in the system of the vehicle by performing a cross-check of information received from the plurality of information sources of the vehicle to detect an inconsistency within the received information.

Patent number: 20220218399
Inventors: David B. Spenciner (North Attleboro, MA, US), Stefan Gabriel (Mattapoisett, MA, US), Mehmet Ziya Sengun (Canton, MA, US), Donald E. Barry (Norwood, MA), Philipp Moroder (Berlin, DE), Marc Jacofsky (Phoenix, AZ, US), Aaron Chamberlain (St. Louis, MO, US), Annemarie Bridgette von Rechenberg (Birmensdorf, CH), John M. Tokish (Scottsdale, AZ, US), Brianna Lee (Portsmouth, RI, US), Gary McAlister (Franklin, MA, US), Benjamin Cleveland (Weymouth, MA, US)

In general, scapular tethers and methods of using scapular tethers are provided. A tether is configured to be implanted in a body of a patient and to control movement of the patient's scapula. In an exemplary embodiment, the tether is configured to be attached to at least one body structure in a patient. The tether includes a flexible member configured to, when implanted in the patient, flex in response to movement of the patient's scapula accompanying arm movement of the patient.

Sonication for separation of materials in fluids
Patent number: 11414327
Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (San Ramon, CA), Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University (Scottsdale, AZ)
Inventors: Carl W. Lam (San Ramon, CA, US), Hong Luo (Houston, TX, US), Yuanming Guo (Tempe, AZ, US), Emmy Pruitt (Tempe, AZ, US), Paul Dahlen (Tempe, AZ, US)

A system can include a multi-material fluid having a mixture of a first material and a second material. The system can also include a first vessel into which the multi-material fluid is disposed. The system can further include a first sonication device disposed, at least in part, in the multi-material fluid in the first vessel. The first sonication device, when operating, can emit ultrasound waves into the multi-material fluid. The ultrasound waves separate the first material and the second material from each other in the first vessel.

Patent number: 20220216982
Inventors: Benjamin Glen McCarty (Washington, DC)

Methods, systems, and apparatus for quantum random number generation. In one aspect, a method includes initializing N qubits in respective superposition states; computing a randomly selected oracle randomization function using i) the initialized N qubits and ii) multiple ancilla qubits, wherein the multiple ancilla qubits comprise a first ancilla qubit and one or more second ancilla qubits; performing a phase flip operation on the first ancilla qubit; computing an inverse of the randomly selected oracle randomization function using i) the N qubits and ii) the multiple ancilla qubits; performing a diffusion operation on the N qubits; and measuring the N qubits and providing data representing the measured states of the N qubits as N random bits.

Patent number: 20220212141
Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Dhahran, SA)
Inventors: Mourad Younes (Dhahran, SA), Aqil Jamal (Dhahran, SA)

An apparatus includes a housing that defines a first zone, a second zone, a third zone, and a fourth zone. The apparatus includes an inlet, a first outlet, a second outlet, and a conveyor belt. The inlet is configured to receive a carbon dioxide-containing fluid in the first zone. The first outlet is configured to discharge a carbon dioxide-depleted fluid from the first zone. The second outlet is configured to discharge a carbon dioxide-rich fluid from the third zone. The conveyor belt passes through each of the zones. The conveyor belt includes a carbon dioxide sorbent. Within the first zone, the carbon dioxide sorbent is configured to adsorb carbon dioxide from the carbon dioxide-containing fluid to produce the carbon dioxide-depleted fluid. Within the third zone, the carbon dioxide sorbent is configured to desorb the captured carbon dioxide to produce the carbon dioxide-rich fluid.

Patent number: 20220247906
Inventors: Martin Koerner (Jena, DE), Alexander Schroer (Aalen, DE), Christopher Weth (Aalen, DE)

A method for generating a brightness contribution for a picture element of an image includes providing a first data record including data which describe the effect on light rays of the lens, providing a second data record including data about a point of incidence of a light ray on the image recorder and about a virtual front surface, providing a transformation rule, calculating a first point of intersection of the light ray with the virtual front plane and a direction of the light ray at the first point of intersection by applying the transformation rule to the first and second data records, determining the brightness contribution of the light ray, storing an information item regarding the calculated brightness contribution. The first data record includes data about a second surface and the second data record includes data about a second point of intersection of the light beam with the second surface.

Patent number: 20220233399
Inventors: Jason Wersland (Los Angeles, CA, US), Benjamin Nazarian (Los Angeles, CA, US), Jaime Sanchez Solana (Los Angeles, CA, US), Eduardo Merino (Los Angeles, CA, US), Bill Webb (San Francisco, CA, US), Alex ZHU (Xiamen City, CN), Richard Tang (Shenzhen, CN)

A vibration therapy device that includes a housing that includes a handle portion, a head portion and a module seat defined on the head portion, an electrical source, a motor positioned in the housing, a switch for activating the motor, a push rod assembly operatively connected to the motor and configured to reciprocate in response to activation of the motor, and a therapy module removably secured to the module seat. The distal end of the push rod assembly is configured to removably receive a reciprocating attachment thereon. The therapy module at least partially surrounds the distal end of the push rod assembly.

Patent number: 20220239292
Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Inventors: Raghukiran Sreeramaneni (San Jose, CA, US), Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX)

An input receiver circuit for a signal line may receive inputs from other signal lines to mitigate crosstalk noise present on the signal line. In some examples, the input receiver circuit may include a transistor with a programmable width. In some examples, the input receiver circuit may include a bias current generator with a programmable current. The width and/or current may be programmed based on an amount of crosstalk noise introduced by the other signal line. In some examples, the input receiver circuit may include a resistance and/or a capacitance. In some examples the resistor and/or capacitor may be programmable. The resistance and/or capacitance may be programmed based on a duration of the crosstalk noise on the signal line.

Patent number: 20220222482
Inventors: William Noah Schilit (Mountain View, CA, US), Paige Pritchard (Oakland, CA, US), Alon Hetzroni (Santa Clara, CA, US)

Methods, computer readable media, and devices for auto scheduling of ambient information and apps based on learned user context and interaction are described. A method may include recording information corresponding to one or more ambient screens previously displayed to a user, building a probabilistic inference model based at least in part on the recorded information, ranking the one or more ambient screens based at least in part on the probabilistic inference model, selecting a candidate ambient screen from the ranked one or more ambient screens, and displaying the candidate ambient screen during an idle timeslot.

Lens retainer ring with compliant element
Patent number: 11402602
Assignee: Waymo Llc (Mountain View, CA)
Inventors: Matthew Last (San Jose, CA, US), John Henrie (Los Altos, CA, US), Chandra Kakani (Fremont, CA, US), Ralph Shepard (Menlo Park, CA, US), Drew Ulrich (San Francisco, CA, US)

The technology relates to lens assemblies for sensor units that provide a low but consistent preload force over the entire operational temperature range of the device. Consistent preloading helps to avoid cracking and plastic deformation. In particular, a compliant structure of a polymeric material is able to expand and contract across temperature extremes. In addition, the polymeric material is arranged in conjunction with a retainer ring to form a discontinuous seal with the lens. This provides in a leak path that is able to reduce condensation or contaminants. As a result, moisture within the sensor unit is permitted to escape, reducing or eliminating impairments on the lens or other parts of the sensor unit that could otherwise impair device operation.

Method for altering polymer properties for molding of parts
Patent number: 11401394
Assignee: Arris Composites Inc. (Berkeley, CA, US)
Inventors: Riley REESE (Oakland, CA, US), Ethan ESCOWITZ (Berkeley, CA, US)

A method for altering polymer properties for the molding of parts comprises exposing, to a scission-causing stressor, a region of a polymer form. The scission-causing stressor is controlled to achieve, in a relatively higher molecular-weight polymer at the region, an amount of scission that results in a reduction in the molecular weight of the relatively higher molecular-weight polymer, thereby forming a relatively lower molecular-weight polymer at the region.

Dual sensor imaging system and calibration method which includes a color sensor and an infrared ray sensor to perform image alignment and brightness matching
Patent number: 11418719
Assignee: Altek Semiconductor Corp. (Hsinchu, TW)
Inventors: Shih-Yuan Peng (Hsinchu, TW), Shu-Chun Cheng (Hsinchu, TW), Hsu-Lien Huang (Taipei, TW), Yun-Chin Li (Hsinchu, TW), Kuo-Ming Lai (Hsinchu, TW)

A dual sensor imaging system and a calibration method thereof are provided. The dual sensor imaging system includes at least one color sensor, at least one infrared ray (IR) sensor, a storage device, and a processor. The processor is configured to load and execute a computer program stored in the storage device to: control the color sensor and the IR sensor to respectively capture multiple color images and multiple IR images of an imaging scene by adopting multiple capturing conditions; calculate multiple color image parameters of the color image captured under each capturing condition and multiple IR image parameters of the IR image captured under each capturing condition to be used to calculate a difference between a brightness of the color image and a brightness of the IR image; and determine an exposure setting suitable for the color sensor and the IR sensor according to the calculated difference.

Patent number: 20220218893
Inventors: David NAZZARO (Groveland, MA, US)

A novel embodiment of a pump system, for example, of the type that would be used in a wearable drug delivery system, comprises dual linear-actuated plungers disposed in a pump chamber. The plungers are coupled to a leadscrew having both left-hand and right-hand threads such that rotation of leadscrew in a first direction moves the plungers together and rotation of leadscrew in a second, opposite direction moves the plungers apart. Movement of the plungers away from each other draws one or more doses of a liquid drug from a reservoir into the pump chamber, while movement of the plungers together forces liquid drug to a patient interface for delivery to the patient.