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Methods and systems for directing communications
Patent number: 11580469
Assignee: Ringcentral, Inc. (Belmont, CA)
Inventors: JianWei Chen (Xiamen, CN), WeiMing Li (Xiamen, CN), YanRong Huang (Xiamen, CN)

A method for improving communications in a digital collaboration environment by receiving a communication directed to a first user, determining that the first user is unavailable, in response to determining that the first user is unavailable, determining a second user based on an attribute, and notifying the second user about the communication directed to the first user.

Photoelectric conversion element and imaging device
Patent number: 11581370
Assignee: Sony Corporation (Tokyo, JP)
Inventors: Masashi Bando (Kanagawa, JP), Michinori Shiomi (Kanagawa, JP)

A photoelectric conversion element according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a first electrode including a plurality of electrodes independent from each other; a second electrode disposed to be opposed to the first electrode; an n-type photoelectric conversion layer including a semiconductor nanoparticle, the n-type photoelectric conversion layer being provided between the first electrode and the second electrode; and a semiconductor layer including an oxide semiconductor material, the semiconductor layer being provided between the first electrode and the n-type photoelectric conversion layer.

Quick release for ballistic shield
Patent number: 11578949
Assignee: Bunker Supply Co., LLC (Goleta, CA, US)
Inventors: Ryan Olson (Goleta, CA, US), Jared Naito (Santa Barbara, CA, US), Marco Vanella (Goleta, CA, US)

A quick-release ballistic plate assembly for a protective vest includes an outer chassis configured to attach to a chest and/or back panel of the vest. The outer chassis has an open lower end leading to an inner cavity, wherein a ballistic plate and sleeve subassembly inserts upward into the cavity. An emergency release handle depending downward from the subassembly may be pulled to overcome a retention mechanism and jettison the subassembly in case the wearer ends up in a body of water or alternative situation requiring such function. This avoids the need to shed the entire protective vest which typically has numerous pockets for a variety of tools, survival gear and ammunition. The assembly may be built into the protective vest at the OEM level, or may be retrofit to existing vests.

Polycrystalline form of dehydrophenylahistin-like compound, and manufacturing and purification method and application thereof
Patent number: 11578057
Assignee: Shenzhen Huahong Marine Biomedicine Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, CN)
Inventors: Wenbao Li (Shandong, CN), Shixiao Wang (Shandong, CN), Zhongpeng Ding (Shandong, CN), Yingwei Hou (Shandong, CN), Huashi Guan (Shandong, CN)

A polycrystalline form of a dehydrophenylahistin-like compound, and a manufacturing and purification method and application thereof. A (3Z,6Z)-3-benzylidene-6-[(5-tert-butyl-1H-imidazol-4-yl)deuteromethylene]piperazine-2,5-dione monohydrate crystal and a (3Z,6Z)-3-benzylidene-6-[(5-tert-butyl-1H-imidazol-4-yl)methylene]piperazine-2,5-dione monohydrate crystal are more competitive crystalline forms with stable quality. The manufacturing and purification method is simple and easy to operate, and can effectively control the generation of a trans-isomer contaminant to obtain a high purity product. The polycrystalline form of the dehydrophenylahistin-like compound has a certain value in an application for manufacturing an antitumor pharmaceutical product.

Electrical power grid modeling
Patent number: 11580728
Assignee: X Development Llc (Mountain View, CA)
Inventors: Ananya Gupta (San Francisco, CA, US), Phillip Ellsworth Stahlfeld (Mountain View, CA, US), Bangyan Chu (Fairfax, VA, US)

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for electric grid asset detection are enclosed. An electric grid asset detection method includes: obtaining overhead imagery of a geographic region that includes electric grid wires; identifying the electric grid wires within the overhead imagery; and generating a polyline graph of the identified electric grid wires. The method includes replacing curves in polylines within the polyline graph with a series of fixed lines and endpoints; identifying, based on characteristics of the fixed lines and endpoints, a location of a utility pole that supports the electric grid wires; detecting an electric grid asset from street level imagery at the location of the utility pole; and generating a representation of the electric grid asset for use in a model of the electric grid.

Access control system with dynamic access permission processing
Patent number: 11580801
Assignee: Videx, Inc. (Corvallis, OR, US)
Inventors: Tammy A. Davis (Corvallis, OR, US), Michael L. Popenoe (Corvallis, OR, US)

Aspects of the disclosure relate to electronic access control. An electronic key can access a set of one or more electronic locks according to scheduled access permissions. Access schedules may define one or more authorized time periods during which access to an electronic lock is permitted. Access schedules can be generated based on user input received via a user interface. A key configuration corresponding to an access schedule is transmitted from a server to the electronic key. The set of electronic locks includes at least one lock designated as a conditional access lock. The conditional access lock is associated with access control information including at least one of environment data or personnel data. Responsive to determining that the access control information does not meet one or more criteria, the server automatically adjusts access schedules and generates a corresponding key configuration for the electronic key.

Power detection for identifying suspicious devices
Patent number: 11580224
Assignee: Target Brands, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)
Inventors: Kyle Shattuck (Minneapolis, MN, US), Brian Souder (Minneapolis, MN, US), John Holland (Minneapolis, MN, US), Adam Lesperance (Minneapolis, MN, US), Jerome Odegaard (Minneapolis, MN, US)

A computer-implemented method includes monitoring, by a power monitor on a computer device, for a peripheral device connection. The peripheral device connection connecting a peripheral device to an input/output port of the computer device. The input/output port is configured to provide power from a power supply of the computer device to the peripheral device. In response to the monitoring for the peripheral device connection identifying the peripheral device connection, the method includes determining, by the power monitor, a device type and a negotiated power of the peripheral device as connected. The power monitor determines whether the negotiated power of the peripheral device as connected matches expected power information. In response to determining the negotiated power of the peripheral device does not match the expected power information, the power monitor takes action on the computer device.

Method, system and storage medium for load dispatch optimization for residential microgrid
Patent number: 11581740
Assignee: Hefei University of Technology (Hefei, CN)
Inventors: Kaile Zhou (Anhui, CN), Lulu Wen (Anhui, CN), Shanlin Yang (Anhui, CN)

The present invention provides a method, system and storage medium for load dispatch optimization for residential microgrid. The method includes collecting environmental data and time data of residential microgrid in preset future time period; obtaining power load data of residential microgrid in future time period by inputting environmental data and time data into pre-trained load forecasting model; obtaining photovoltaic output power data of residential microgrid in future time period by inputting environmental data and time data into pre-trained photovoltaic output power forecasting model; determining objective function and corresponding constraint condition of residential microgrid in future time period, where optimization objective of objective function is to minimize total cost of residential microgrid; obtaining load dispatch scheme of residential microgrid in future time period by solving objective function with particle swarm algorithm. The invention can provide load dispatch scheme suitable for current microgrid and reduce operating cost of residential microgrid.

Memory system
Patent number: 11579796
Assignee: Kioxia Corporation (Tokyo, JP)
Inventors: Tomoya Sanuki (Yokkaichi, JP), Yuta Aiba (Yokohama, JP), Hitomi Tanaka (Ota, JP), Masayuki Miura (Yokkaichi, JP), Mie Matsuo (Yokkaichi, JP), Toshio Fujisawa (Yokohama, JP), Takashi Maeda (Kamakura, JP)

A memory system has a memory, a first substrate on which the memory is mounted and which is set to a temperature of −40[° C.] or lower, a controller configured to control the memory; and a second substrate on which the controller is mounted, which is set to a temperature of −40[° C.] or higher, and which transmits and receives a signal to and from the first substrate via a signal transmission cable.

Image forming apparatus and flushing control method for assigning respective dot patterns for use in flushing with inks of different colors according to number of overlapping dots in image
Patent number: 11577514
Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. (Osaka, JP)
Inventors: Takuya Kotsuji (Osaka, JP), Hiroshi Yokota (Osaka, JP), Toshihiko Tanaka (Osaka, JP), Seiki Satomi (Osaka, JP)

An image forming apparatus includes a recording head that ejects inks of different colors on a recording medium to form an image based on image data, a storage device that stores a plurality of different dot patterns for flushing, and a control device that functions as: a controller that allows the recording head to make flushing; an image area detector that detects an image area in the image data; an overlapping dot counter that counts a number of overlapping dots for each of the plurality of dot patterns according to which flushing is to be made on the image area, the number of overlapping dots being a number of dots in the dot pattern of the ink ejected on the image area; and a dot pattern assignor that assigns, according to the number of overlapping dots, the respective dot patterns for use in flushing with the inks of different colors.

Nanoparticle synthesis device and nanoparticle synthesis method using same
Patent number: 11577214
Assignee: Lg Chem, Ltd. (Seoul, KR), KNU-INDUSTRY COOPERATION FOUNDATION (Gangwon-Do, KR)
Inventors: Jin Mi Jung (Daejeon, KR), Bu Gon Shin (Daejeon, KR), Seong Beom Kim (Gangwon-do, KR), Seok Ho Maeng (Gangwon-do, KR)

The present invention provides a nanoparticle synthesis device capable of improving productivity of nanoparticles by increasing the size of a reaction region of laser pyrolysis of a source gas.

Navigation device capable of estimating contamination and denoising image frame
Patent number: 11582413
Assignee: Pixart Imaging Inc. (Hsin-Chu County, TW)
Inventors: Joon-Chok Lee (Penang, MY), Kevin Len-Li Lim (Penang, MY)

There is provided an optical navigation device including an image sensor and a processing unit. The image sensor outputs successive image frames. The processing unit calculates a contamination level and a motion signal based on filtered image frames, and determines whether to update a fixed pattern noise (FPN) stored in a frame buffer according to a level of FPN subtraction, the calculated contamination level and the calculated motion signal to optimize the update of the fixed pattern noise.

Handling SIP messages with malformed header fields
Patent number: 11582331
Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc. (Bellevue, WA, US)
Inventors: Karthik Chandrasekaran (Bellevue, WA, US)

Described herein are techniques, devices, and systems for handling Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) messages with malformed header fields. A communication device that receives a SIP message from an additional communication device may identify one or more identified header fields of a plurality of first header fields in a message header of the SIP message that correspond to (e.g., match) one or more second header fields in a list of second header fields accessible to the communication device. If the communication device determines that the one or more identified header fields are not malformed, the communication device may process the SIP message without regard to remaining header fields in the message header. If, however, the communication device determines that at least one identified header field of the one or more identified header fields is malformed, the communication device may reject the SIP message.

Display device
Patent number: 11579482
Assignee: Japan Display Inc. (Tokyo, JP)
Inventors: Yoshihide Ohue (Tokyo, JP)

According to an aspect, a display device includes: an array substrate having a display region provided with a plurality of signal lines arranged with spaces in a first direction and a plurality of scanning lines arranged with spaces in a second direction; a counter substrate; a liquid crystal layer between the array substrate and the counter substrate; and a light source disposed so as to cause light to enter a side surface of the array substrate or a side surface of the counter substrate. The counter substrate is provided with a light-blocking layer. In a plan view, the light-blocking layer overlaps either of the signal lines and the scanning lines, and the other of the signal lines and the scanning lines each have a non-overlapping portion that does not overlap the light-blocking layer.

Assisting measurements in small cells with an on/off scheme
Patent number: 11582693
Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (Publ) (Stockholm, SE)
Inventors: Daniel Larsson (Vallentuna, SE), Ali Behravan (Stockholm, SE), Muhammad Kazmi (Bromma, SE)

Techniques are provided to ensure that a terminal device is able to perform measurements efficiently when an on/off scheme is used by network nodes, particularly in a heterogeneous network environment. An example method, implemented in a network node, comprises obtaining a discovery signal window pattern, the discovery signal window pattern defining one or more discovery signal windows during which each of a plurality of cells is to transmit a corresponding discovery signal, and sending an indication of the discovery signal window pattern to a terminal device.

Multilayer electronic component and method for manufacturing multilayer electronic component
Patent number: 11581142
Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Kyoto, JP)
Inventors: Hisashi Fujii (Nagaokakyo, JP), Yoshito Saito (Nagaokakyo, JP), Masaki Masuda (Nagaokakyo, JP), Hidekazu Tamura (Nagaokakyo, JP)

A multilayer electronic component includes a multilayer body including dielectric layers and inner electrode layers, the multilayer body including an electrode facing portion in which the inner electrode layers are laminated to face each other with the dielectric layers interposed therebetween. The multilayer body has a thickness of at least about 1.5 mm in a lamination direction, a length of at least about 3.0 mm, and a width of at least about 1.5 mm. Each of the dielectric layers includes Ba, Ti, and Cl. A Cl concentration C.sub.1 in the entire electrode facing portion satisfies about 10 wtppm<C.sub.1<about 50 wtppm. On an imaginary central axis line, a Cl concentration C.sub.2 in a central portion of the electrode facing portion and a Cl concentration C.sub.3 in both end portions of the electrode facing portion satisfy about 0.5C.sub.2≤C.sub.3<C.sub.2.

Method and apparatus for filtering and filtered light detection
Patent number: 11579427
Assignee: Microvision, Inc. (Redmond, WA)
Inventors: Matthieu Saracco (Redmond, WA, US), Alga Lloyd Nothern, III (Seattle, WA, US), P. Selvan Viswanathan (Bellevue, WA, US), James P. McGuire (Pasadena, CA, US)

A non-imaging concentrator is employed in an upside down configuration in which light enters a smaller aperture and exits a larger aperture. The input angle of light rays may be as large as 180 degrees, while the maximum exit angle is limited to the acceptance angle of the non-imaging concentrator. A dichroic filter placed at the larger aperture has a maximum angle of incidence equal to the acceptance angle of the non-imaging concentrator.

Mobile cellular networks
Patent number: 11582671
Assignee: Oceus Networks, LLC (Reston, VA, US)
Inventors: Pamela Schemagin (Plano, TX, US), Vincent Charles Graffagnino (Rockwall, TX, US), Jouko Rytilahti (Dallas, TX, US), Ian Gibbs (McKinney, TX, US), James McGovern (Richardson, TX, US), John Green (Wylie, TX, US), Kyle Collins (Plano, TX, US)

Multiple mobile cellular network (MCN) communication systems can be networked together to form a network of MCN communication systems (NOM). Each MCN communication system within the NOM can operate as an independent cellular network to provide communications between user equipment within a covered area. When a UE in one MCN of the NOM moves into a different MCN of the NOM, the corresponding MCN communication systems can handover the UE. The UE can also be handed over between MCN communication systems when the MCN communication systems move.

Multi-chip package
Patent number: 11581289
Inventors: Yong Chen (Singapore, SG), David Gani (Choa Chu Kang, SG)

A multi-chip package including a first integrated circuit and a second integrated circuit. The first integrated circuit includes a first side having a first conductive layer, a second side having a second conductive layer, and an edge, the first conductive layer coupled to the second conductive layer at a location adjacent to the edge. The second integrated circuit is coupled to the second conductive layer of the first integrated circuit.

Design, deployment, and operation of modular microgrid with intelligent energy management
Patent number: 11581741
Assignee: BoxPower Inc. (Grass Valley, CA, US)
Inventors: Angelo V. Campus (Nevada City, CA, US), Michele Nesbit (Nevada City, CA, US), Gary Campus (Nevada City, CA, US), Jim Crawford (Grass Valley, CA, US), Brian Bookout (Grass Valley, CA, US), Alexander Asante (Grass Valley, CA, US)

A rapidly deployable modular microgrid including a plurality of renewable and other energy generation technologies, energy storage technologies, energy distribution networks, and intelligent control systems capable of managing the flow of electrical energy between one or more locations of energy generation, storage, and consumption are disclosed. The aforementioned microgrid may be delivered and rapidly deployed to provide primary or secondary electricity for a variety of purposes; including but not limited to household electrification, commercial or industrial productivity, grid resiliency, water pumping, telecommunication systems, medical facilities, and disaster relief efforts.

Gas turbine engine control based on characteristic of cooled air
Patent number: 11578668
Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation (Farmington, CT)
Inventors: Jonathan Ortiz (El Centro, CA, US), Taryn Narrow (Glastonbury, CT, US), John H. Mosley (Portland, CT, US), Zachary Mott (Glastonbury, CT, US), Paul R. Hanrahan (Farmington, CT, US)

A gas turbine engine includes a compressor section, a combustor, and a turbine section. The turbine section includes a high pressure turbine comprising a plurality of turbine blades. The gas turbine engine includes a tap for tapping air that is compressed by the compressor, to be passed through a heat exchanger to cool the air, the cooled air to be passed to the plurality of turbine blades. A sensor is located downstream of a leading edge of the combustor, and is configured to measure a characteristic of the cooled air. A controller is configured to compare the measured characteristic to a threshold and control an operating condition of the gas turbine engine based on the comparison.

Open top hopper railcar with lading shedding top chord and corner cap and integrated door operating controls with manual override
Patent number: 11577762
Assignee: FREIGHTCAR AMERICA, INC. (Chicago, IL, US)
Inventors: Christopher S. Wissinger (New Paris, PA, US), Todd L. Lydic (Johnstown, PA, US), Michael A. Selapack (Portage, PA, US)

A open top railcar comprises a pair of spaced trucks, a railcar body supported on the trucks, the body comprising a pair of side structures on opposed sides of the railcar and a pair of end structures on opposed ends of the railcar, and a top chord extending the length of the side structures and the width of the end structures, wherein the top chord includes an inwardly sloped top surface configured to discharge lading toward the interior of the railcar through gravity. The railcar may further include corner cap, or end cap members, with each corner cap, or end cap including inwardly sloped top surface configured to discharge lading toward the interior of the railcar through gravity. The railcar may be a hopper railcar having a plurality of discharge chutes forming pockets for the body which open to the interior with a plurality of door operated through a pneumatic door operating system and further including a manual door operating override for each door. The railcar may include a nonmetallic touch pad housing secured to the side structures and including a plurality of touch plates mounted in the housing configured for operating selective doors.

Methods, compositions, systems, apparatuses and kits for nucleic acid amplification
Patent number: 11578360
Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation (Carlsbad, CA)
Inventors: Bin Li (Palo Alto, CA), Kai Qin Lao (Pleasanton, CA), Jennifer O'Neil (Wakefield, MA, US), Jennifer Kunkel (Burlington, MA, US), Kellie Haley (Peabody, MA, US), Rachel Kasinskas (Amesbury, MA, US), Zhaochun Ma (Sunnyvale, CA), Pius Brzoska (Woodside, CA)

Novel methods of generating a localized population of immobilized clonal amplicons on a support are provided.

Method for protecting and concealing seal in electro-optic window
Patent number: 11579349
Assignee: Gentex Corporation (Zeeland, MI)
Inventors: Matthew A. Koppey (Holland, MI, US), Donald L. Bareman (Zeeland, MI, US), Stephen F. Richlich (Holland, MI, US), Michael J. VanAst (Zeeland, MI, US)

An electro-optic window includes a first substrate; an electro-optic element generally parallel to the first substrate, the electro-optic element including: a second substrate; a third substrate generally parallel to the second substrate; a sealing member disposed along at least a portion of a perimeter of one of the second and third substrates and extending therebetween; and a cavity defined between the second and third substrates. The sealing member defines the sidewalls of the cavity. A first layer of film having a perimeter portion and a central portion is disposed between at least a portion of the first and second substrates, and may be coextensive with the sealing member.

Automated system for monitoring and controlling water transfer during hydraulic fracturing
Patent number: 11578578
Assignee: Select Energy Services, LLC (Gainesville, TX, US)
Inventors: Greggory L. Hardin (Coleman, TX, US), Jeffrey Scott Russo (Charleston, WV, US)

An exemplary automated system and method are provided for monitoring and controlling the transfer of water to water tanks or containers during a water transfer process. In one embodiment, the automated system includes a first manifold, a plurality of controllable valves, a plurality of level indicators, a pump, controller(s), storage device, and display. In one implementation, the controller is configured to control the opening/closing of the plurality of controllable valves based, at least in part, on the water levels of the frac water tanks. The controller(s) may include one or more control modes. In other implementations, the system may include a second manifold (or additional manifolds) and the capability to blend water from two or more sources, such as from an impaired water source, using either a single or multiple-manifold configuration. In other implementations, an assembly is provided, such as a skid or trailer mounted assembly, for use in a mobile automated system.

Camera module of reduced size in two dimensions and electronic device including the same
Patent number: 11582371
Inventors: Jing-Wei Li (Guangdong, CN), Sheng-Jie Ding (Guangdong, CN), Jian-Chao Song (Guangdong, CN), Yu-Shuai Li (Shenzhen, CN)

A camera module miniaturized in both width and length includes a baseplate, a lens assembly, and a bracket. The bracket includes a support plate and a support member disposed on the support plate. The support plate includes a first surface facing away from the baseplate and a second surface facing the baseplate. The support plate defines a first opening penetrating the first surface and the second surface. The lens assembly is disposed on the first surface and completely covers the first opening. The support member is located between the support plate and the baseplate. The support member includes a first support portion and a plurality of second support portions arranged at intervals, the first support portion is disposed on the second surface and surrounds the peripheral edge of the first opening. Each second support portion extends outwards from an outer surface of the first support portion.

Grinding method of bonded workpiece obtained by bonding transparent components or semitransparent components to each other
Patent number: 11577363
Assignee: Disco Corporation (Tokyo, JP)
Inventors: Nobuyuki Fukushi (Tokyo, JP)

A grinding method includes a step of imaging a bonded workpiece by a camera in such a manner as to include the outer circumference of a workpiece and the outer circumference of a support component with a larger diameter than that of the workpiece before a step of holding the support component of the bonded workpiece by a holding surface. The grinding method also includes a step of recognizing the outer circumference of the support component and the outer circumference of the workpiece on the basis of the brightness difference between pixels adjacent to each other in a taken image and a step of recognizing the center of the support component from the recognized outer circumference of the support component and recognizing the center of the workpiece from the recognized outer circumference of the workpiece.

Fastening system for a distribution member on a threaded neck of a reservoir
Patent number: 11577263
Inventors: Thomas Pruvost (Saint Quentin la Motte, FR)

A fastening system for fastening a distribution member, such as a pump, on a neck of a reservoir to form a distributor for a fluid product includes a fastening ring and a rigid collar, the ring including a skirt intended to be engaged around the neck. The skirt includes articulated fastening tabs angled outwards with respect to a central axis X of the ring, and the collar is able to be moved with respect to the skirt and engaged around the skirt so as to fold back the articulated tabs to a radial alignment with the axis X. The ring with the collar is then able to be assembled on the neck and able to be disassembled from the neck without relative movement between the ring and the collar, and the articulated tabs have an internal fastening means that can engage with an external fastening means of the neck

Bullet with negative Poisson's ratio effect and method of designing thereof
Patent number: 11578959
Inventors: Xin Ren (Jiangsu, CN), Chuanzhen Han (Jiangsu, CN), Shilong Wang (Jiangsu, CN), Xiangyu Zhang (Jiangsu, CN)

The present invention discloses a bullet with a negative Poisson's ratio effect and a method of designing thereof. The bullet includes a cylindrical section of the bullet having a negative Poisson's ratio design, and a conical tail of the bullet and a tip of the bullet each with a matching design; the cylindrical section of the bullet is a tubular structure having periodically alternating transverse and vertical holes; the tubular structure includes a plurality of holes, with a center axis of one hole being axially perpendicular to a center axis of another adjacent hole, that is, the axis of each hole being structurally orthogonal to an adjacent hole; and the holes in rows and columns are periodically arranged into the tubular structure, which is a tubular structure having the negative Poisson's ratio effect.

Method for manufacturing semiconductor and structure and operation of the same
Patent number: 11581308
Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (Hsinchu, TW)
Inventors: Fu-Chun Huang (Hsinchu County, TW), Ching-Hui Lin (Taichung, TW), Chun-Ren Cheng (Hsinchu, TW), Shih-Fen Huang (Hsinchu County, TW), Alexander Kalnitsky (San Francisco, CA)

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor structure is provided, wherein the method includes the following operations. A substrate having a transistor is received, wherein the transistor includes a channel region and a gate on a first side of the channel region. A second side of the channel region of the transistor is exposed, wherein the second side is opposite to the first side. A metal oxide is formed on the second side of the channel region of the transistor, wherein the metal oxide contacts the channel region and is exposed to the environment. A semiconductor structure and an operation of a semiconductor structure thereof are also provided.

Polarization imaging apparatus, polarization imaging method, controller and storage medium
Patent number: 11579474
Assignee: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd. (Beijing, CN), University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (Sichuan, CN)
Inventors: Xiaoxi Chen (Beijing, CN), Junrui Zhang (Beijing, CN), Mao Ye (Beijing, CN), Xuehui Zhu (Beijing, CN), Zhidong Wang (Beijing, CN), Pengwei Li (Beijing, CN), Lijia Zhou (Beijing, CN)

Provided are a polarization imaging apparatus, a polarization imaging method, a controller and a computer readable storage medium. The polarization imaging apparatus includes an optical rotation device, a lens device, an image sensor, an image processor, and a controller which are sequentially arranged along a ray direction of incident light. The controller is configured to control the optical rotation device to be in a first optical rotation state or a second optical rotation state, control the lens device to be in an in-focus state or an out-of-focus state, and control the image sensor to collect light passing through the optical rotation device and the lens device to obtain multiple images. The image processor is configured to obtain polarized image information according to the multiple images.

Electronic device for securing usable dynamic memory and operating method thereof
Patent number: 11579927
Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Gyeonggi-Do, KR)
Inventors: Jaehong Park (Suwon-si, KR)

An electronic device including an application processor and a communication processor. The communication processor including a resource memory, the communication processor configured to monitor an occupancy rate of the resource memory, determine whether the electronic device is in an idle state, forcibly release a network connection, clear the resource memory, and reconnect the network connection.

Selectively secured liquid dispenser, mount and associated method
Patent number: 11576534
Assignee: Cintas Corporate Services, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH, US)
Inventors: Richard R. Bing (West Chester, OH, US), Megan Kathryn Helms (Hamilton, OH, US), David Steven Mesko (Wyoming, OH, US), Michael E. Berger (Brooklyn, NY, US), Adem Önalan (Jersey City, NJ, US), Marco C. Perry (Brooklyn, NY, US)

A liquid dispenser includes of a bottle for housing the liquid, a pumping mechanism for discharging liquid from the bottle, and a boss that is connected to and extends from the bottom of the bottle. The boss on the bottle mates with a socket in a base to selectively secure the bottle to the base and a countertop or wall mounted support. The boss and socket are shaped so as to allow for a single orientation of the bottle. The combination of the boss on the bottle and the socket in the base provides a counter-top mounting system to securely anchor the liquid dispensing device. The apparatus also allows the soap reservoir to be easily refilled and utilizes readily available pump components.

Preventing audio delay-induced miscommunication in audio/video conferences
Patent number: 11581007
Assignee: KYNDRYL, INC. (New York, NY, US)
Inventors: Tiberiu Suto (Franklin, NY, US), Shikhar Kwatra (San Jose, CA, US), Hemant Kumar Sivaswamy (Pune, IN), Clement Decrop (Arlington, VA)

Embodiments for delay-induced miscommunication reduction are provided. The embodiment may include capturing data streams transmitted between participants in an A/V exchange; translating, on a sender device prior to transmission to a recipient device, an audio stream within the data streams to text; timestamping, on a sender device prior to transmission to the recipient device, each word in the translated audio stream; transmitting the audio stream and the sender-side translated and timestamped audio stream to the recipient device; translating, on the recipient device, the transmitted audio stream to text; timestamping, on the recipient device, each word in the translated audio stream; determining a lag exists in the A/V exchange based on a comparison of each timestamp for corresponding words on the sender-side translated and timestamped audio stream and the recipient-side translated and timestamped audio stream; and generating a true transcript of an intended exchange between the participants based on the comparison.

Multi-tenant cloud-based firewall systems and methods
Patent number: 11582192
Assignee: Zscaler, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Inventors: Srikanth Devarajan (San Jose, CA), Vladimir Stepanenko (Sunnyvale, CA), Ravinder Verma (San Jose, CA), James Kawamoto (San Jose, CA)

Multi-tenant cloud-based firewall systems and methods are described. The firewall systems and methods can operate overlaid with existing branch office firewalls or routers as well as eliminate the need for physical firewalls. The firewall systems and methods can protect users at user level control, regardless of location, device, etc., over all ports and protocols (not only ports 80/443) while providing administrators a single unified policy for Internet access and integrated reporting and visibility. The firewall systems and methods can eliminate dedicated hardware at user locations, providing a software-based cloud solution. The firewall systems and methods support application awareness to identify application; user awareness to identify users, groups, and locations regardless of physical address; visibility and policy management providing unified administration, policy management, and reporting; threat protection and compliance to block threats and data leaks in real-time; high performance through an in-line cloud-based, scalable system; etc.

Antenna port termination in absence of power supply
Patent number: 11581621
Assignee: PSEMI CORPORATION (San Diego, CA, US)
Inventors: Sivakumar Ganesan (Austin, TX, US)

Methods and devices to address antenna termination in absence of power supplies within an electronic circuit including a termination circuit and a switching circuit. The devices include regular NMOS devices that decouple the antenna from the switching circuit in absence of power supplies while the antenna is coupled to a terminating impedance having a desired impedance value through a native NMOS device. The antenna is coupled with the switching circuit via the regular NMOS device during powered conditions while the antenna is decoupled from the terminating impedance.

Treatment of breast cancer using combination therapies comprising an ATP competitive AKT inhibitor, a CDK4/6 inhibitor, and fulvestrant
Patent number: 11576919
Assignee: Genentech, Inc. (South San Francisco, CA)
Inventors: Kui Lin (Foster City, CA, US)

Provided herein are combination therapies comprising an ATP competitive AKT inhibitor, fulvestrant, and CDK4/6 inhibitor for use in treating hormone receptor positive and HER2 negative locally advanced unresectable or metastatic breast cancer.

Optical ranging system having multi-mode operation using short and long pulses
Patent number: 11579291
Assignee: Ams Sensors Singapore Pte. Ltd. (Singapore, SG)
Inventors: David Stoppa (Eindhoven, NL), Stephan Beer (Eindhoven, NL), Miguel Bruno Vaello Paños (Eindhoven, NL)

An apparatus includes a time-of-flight (TOF) sensor system that has an illuminator operable to emit pulses of light toward an object outside the apparatus. The illuminator is operable in a first mode in which the illuminator emits pulses having a first width and a second mode in which the illuminator emits pulses having a second width longer than the first width. The TOF sensor system further includes a photodetector operable to detect light produced by the illuminator and reflected by the object back toward the apparatus. An electronic control device is operable to control emission of light by the illuminator and is operable to estimate a distance to the object based on a time elapsed between an emission of one or more of the pulses by the illuminator and detection of the reflected light by the photodetector.

Wearable device and control method therefor
Patent number: 11579683
Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)
Inventors: Chiyul Yoon (Suwon-si, KR)

A wearable device is disclosed. The wearable device comprises: a camera; a sensor; a display; a laser projector; and a processor for identifying a user's sight line on the basis of sensing data obtained by the sensor, identifying location information of at least one object included in an image obtained by the camera, and controlling the laser projector to provide, on the display, augmented reality (AR) information related to the object on the basis of the identified user's sight line and location information of the object, wherein the laser projector comprises: a light emitting element for emitting a laser light; a focus adjusting element for adjusting a focus of the emitted laser light; and a scanning mirror for controlling a scan direction of the light having the adjusted focus, and the processor controls a driving state of the focus adjusting element on the basis of the identified user's sight line and location information of the object.

Protective cover for rotor and associated shipping apparatuses
Patent number: 11577907
Assignee: General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Inventors: Brian Patrick Senkiw (Greenville, SC, US), Michael Ericson Friedman (Simpsonville, SC, US), Bryan Edward Williams (Greenville, SC, US)

Protective covers for rotors are disclosed. The protective covers may include a first liner portion contacting and covering a first portion of the rotor, and a second liner portion positioned adjacent and at least partially aligned circumferentially with the first liner portion. The second liner portion may contact and cover a second portion of the rotor. The protective covers may also include an outer casing covering the first liner portion and the second liner portion.

Surveying data processing device, surveying data processing method, and surveying data processing program
Patent number: 11580696
Assignee: Topcon Corporation (Tokyo, JP)
Inventors: You Sasaki (Tokyo, JP)

A surveying data processing device includes a point cloud data acquiring unit, a three-dimensional model acquiring unit, a first correspondence relationship determining unit, an extended three-dimensional data generating unit, and a second correspondence relationship determining unit. The point cloud data acquiring unit acquires first point cloud data obtained by laser scanning, at a first viewpoint, and acquires second point cloud data obtained by laser scanning, at a second viewpoint. The three-dimensional model acquiring unit acquires data of a three-dimensional model. The first correspondence relationship determining unit obtains a correspondence relationship between the first point cloud data and the three-dimensional model. The extended three-dimensional data generating unit generates extended three-dimensional data in which the first point cloud data is extended, on the basis of the correspondence relationship. The second correspondence relationship determining unit determines a correspondence relationship between the extended three-dimensional data and the second point cloud data.

Solid wood wall system
Patent number: 11578489
Inventors: Gary Fickling (Manning, SC, US)

A wall construction formed of solid wood members. The wall construction provides for a heating and cooling system that synergistically works with the inherent insulative properties of solid wood members. The wall construction comprises channels formed in the solid wood members to accommodate conduits for heating and cooling. The conduits are routed through multiple solid wood members of a wall and are positioned to efficiently heat and cool the interior of a building. Other grooves may be formed in the top side of the solid wood members to accommodate conduits for heating, cooling electrical service and communications carriers.

Integrated optical system with wavelength tuning and spatial switching
Patent number: 11579356
Inventors: Eric Swanson (Gloucester, MA)

An integrated optical system includes a wavelength tunable optical source and a photonic integrated circuit (PIC). The PIC includes a set of spatial waveguide switches having an input optically coupled to the wavelength tunable optical source and a plurality of outputs. The PIC also includes an optical emitter having a plurality of inputs, each being coupled to a respective one of the plurality of outputs of the set of spatial waveguide switches, the optical emitter configured to produce at an output an optical beam having a wavelength dependent emission direction that changes as light is switched by the set of spatial waveguide switches such that the optical beam may be steered in two dimensions.

Touch substrate and touch display device
Patent number: 11579737
Assignee: Chengdu Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. (Chengdu, CN), Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd. (Beijing, CN)
Inventors: Jianjun Wu (Beijing, CN), Chuanyan Lan (Beijing, CN)

A touch substrate, including: a base substrate; a plurality of touch electrodes arranged in a touch area on the base substrate; a plurality of touch signal lines, a ground line, an antistatic member and an electrostatic protection component arranged in a peripheral area on the base substrate, the plurality of touch signal lines are respectively electrically connected to the plurality of touch electrodes, the ground line is located on a side of the plurality of touch signal lines away from the touch area, the antistatic member is located on a side of the ground line away from the touch area, an end of the electrostatic protection component away from the touch area is in contact with the antistatic member, and an orthographic projection of the electrostatic protection component on the base substrate covers an orthographic projection of each of the antistatic member and the ground line on the base substrate.

Damper assembly for bicycle gearshift mechanism
Patent number: 11577804
Assignee: SRAM Deutschland GmbH (Schweinfurt, DE)
Inventors: Henrik Braedt (Hambach, DE), Tobias Harcke (Hambach, DE)

A bicycle derailleur includes a base element, a movable element having a receptacle and movably coupled to the base element, a rotary shaft mounted in the movable element in the receptacle to be rotatable about an axis of rotation, and a chain guide assembly rotatable relative to the movable element about the axis of rotation and which is coupled rotationally conjointly to the rotary shaft. An elastic force store device exerts on the chain guide assembly a preload force which preloads said chain guide assembly in a direction of rotation relative to the movable element. A damping device acts directly or indirectly between the movable element and the chain guide assembly and has a coupling device arranged radially within the first elastic force store device by which the damping device is coupled to a support, which is static in relation to the movable element, and the rotary shaft.

Device control method and apparatus, storage medium, processor, and terminal
Patent number: 11581915
Inventors: Xin Luo (Shanghai, CN), Zhiyong Wang (Shanghai, CN), Can Feng (Shanghai, CN), Yiming Wang (Shanghai, CN)

The application relates to a device control method and apparatus, a storage medium, a processor, and a terminal. A device has a WIFI module for WIFI connection and a Bluetooth module for Bluetooth connection. The device control method includes: acquiring a network module status of the device, wherein the network module status indicates whether the WIFI module or Bluetooth module of the device is enabled; if the WIFI module and the Bluetooth module are enabled, detecting wireless data packet features in a wireless network environment where the device is located; and controlling the device according to the detected wireless data packet features so that one of the WIFI module and the Bluetooth module is enabled and the other one of the WIFI module and the Bluetooth module is disabled. The technical solution of the application causes a WIFI and Bluetooth dual-mode device to intelligently select an operating mode, and avoids interference caused by the coexistence of radio frequency signals.

Method for controlling bio-slimes in a clean circulating water system through a physical-chemical-superconducting high gradient magnetic separation coupling process
Patent number: 11577975
Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BEIJING (Beijing, CN), Beijing Mild Technology Co., Ltd. (Beijing, CN)
Inventors: Suqin Li (Beijing, CN), Shuaishuai Han (Beijing, CN), Xin Zhao (Beijing, CN), Guohong Xiong (Beijing, CN)

There is provided a method for controlling bio-slimes in a clean circulating water system through a physical-chemical-superconducting high gradient magnetic separation coupling process. An inorganic composite flocculant is added to circulating water to gather Zoogloea in the circulating water with micro-nano particles in hydrosol through demulsification to form alum floc. The resulting water passes through a superconducting high gradient magnetic separation system. A magnetic field strength of the superconducting high gradient magnetic separation system and flow rate of the circulating water are controlled to generate strong magnetic flocculation to allow floc to grow, such that the Zoogloea in the circulating water wraps the micro-nano particles to separate the Zoogloea from water.

Speaker device
Patent number: 11582551
Assignee: Jabil Circuit (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (Singapore, SG)
Inventors: Wen-Hong Wang (Taichung, TW), Chia-Chien Chen (Taichung, TW), Ching-Feng Lin (Taichung, TW), Po-Cheng Huang (Taichung, TW), Shih-Hsien Yang (Taichung, TW), Kuo-Lin Chao (Taichung, TW), Cheng-Chih Tai (Taichung, TW), Kuan-Yu Su (Taichung, TW), En-De Su (Taichung, TW), Cheng-Kun Chiang (Taichung, TW), Ke-Yu Lin (Taichung, TW), Ching-Hsin Chen (Taichung, TW)

A speaker device includes a housing body, a speaker driver and a passive radiator. The housing body is formed with a first sound hole and a second sound hole respectively opening in two opposite directions. The speaker driver is disposed in the housing body, is located adjacent to the first sound hole, and is adapted to generate sound. The passive radiator is disposed in the housing body, is located adjacent to the second sound hole, and is adapted to generate sound. The first sound hole and the second sound hole are adapted for respectively allowing the sound generated by the speaker driver and the sound generated by the passive radiator to travel out from the housing body respectively in two opposite directions therethrough.

System and method for navigating within the lung
Patent number: 11576556
Assignee: Covidien Lp (Mansfield, MA)
Inventors: Andrew E. Brown (St. Paul, MN, US), David J. Miel (Minneapolis, MN, US), Matthew W. Baker (Edina, MN, US), Dorian Averbuch (Ramat HaSharon, IL), Eyal Klein (Hertzlia, IL), Oren P. Weingarten (Hod-Hasharon, IL)

Methods and systems for navigating to a target through a patient's bronchial tree are disclosed including a bronchoscope, a probe insertable into a working channel of the bronchoscope and including a location sensor, and a workstation in operative communication with the probe and the bronchoscope, the workstation including a user interface that guides a user through a navigation plan and is configured to present a central navigation view including a plurality of views configured for assisting the user in navigating the bronchoscope through central airways of the patient's bronchial tree toward the target, a peripheral navigation view including a plurality of views configured for assisting the user in navigating the probe through peripheral airways of the patient's bronchial tree to the target, and a target alignment view including a plurality of views configured for assisting the user in aligning a distal tip of the probe with the target.

Medication inventory system including RFID based medication discrepancy determination and related methods
Patent number: 11576840
Assignee: INMAR RX SOLUTIONS, INC. (Ft. Worth, TX, US)
Inventors: James W. McCracken, Jr. (Winston Salem, NC, US), Brian Rogers (Greensboro, NC, US), Michael Snellenburg (Winston Salem, NC, US)

A medication inventory system may include a medication tray that includes partitions defining compartments. The medication tray has a tray identifier associated therewith, and each compartment is for storing a respective medication having a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag associated therewith. The system may include an RFID tag reader, and a processor and an associated memory configured to maintain in the memory a desired respective medication within each compartment based upon the tray identifier, and cooperate with the RFID tag reader to determine the respective medication within each compartment based upon the respective RFID tag. The processor and associated memory may also be configured to determine a discrepancy between the determined medication within each compartment and the desired respective medication within each compartment, and when so generate a display notification that includes a visual indicator corresponding to each compartment determined to have the discrepancy.

Shoe sole
Patent number: 11576460
Inventors: Jose Botta Aleman (Miami, FL, US)

The present invention includes a sole that can be used as a dance or a general shoe. The protruding platforms of the sole are arranged, oriented, and dimensioned to permit ruggedness, dancing, and substantial grippiness for both dance moves as well as general wear.

Surgical constructs for tissue fixation and methods of tissue repairs
Patent number: 11576666
Assignee: Arthrex, Inc (Naples, FL)
Inventors: John W. Schmieding (Naples, FL, US)

Surgical constructs, assemblies and methods of tissue fixation are disclosed. A surgical construct includes a spreadable web attached to a plurality of peripheral strands. The spreadable web may be tensionable and may include one or more flexible filaments or strands. At least one of the filaments is coupled to the peripheral strands. The filaments may extend from the peripheral strands in different directions and/or orientations. The spreadable web is expandable and can be adjusted to various widths. The spreadable web may be knotless. The spreadable web may be tensionable. The surgical construct may be attached to one or more knotted or knotless fixation devices.

Patent number: 20230042628
Inventors: Carlo BERTOZZI (Sombreffe, BE), Emilie HENROTTE (Bonneville, BE), Christophe BOCCART (Ciney, BE), Vincent BAETEN (Hoeilaart, BE), Frédéric DEHARENG (Namur, BE)

A method is for determining the quality of an animal's semen. The method includes the steps of collecting at least one fresh or frozen semen sample, and measuring at least one absorption spectrum X.sub.j of at least one sample of the semen. The sample is collected to a straw for artificial insemination with animal semen obtained by implementing the method. A computer and software are used for the implementation of the method.

miR-3132 upregulation of the TRAIL pathway and apoptotic activity in cancer cells
Patent number: 11578324
Assignee: Institute For Cancer Research (Philadelphia, PA)
Inventors: Amriti R. Lulla (Philadelphia, PA), Wafik S. El-Deiry (Philadelphia, PA)

The present disclosure provides compositions comprising miR-3132 and one or more pharmaceutical agents that upregulate TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) or activate TRAIL signaling pathway, and methods for treating a cancer comprising administering miR-3132, or a composition comprising miR-3132 and one or more pharmaceutical agents that upregulate TRAIL or activate TRAIL signaling pathway, to a subject.

Technologies for providing shared memory for accelerator sleds
Patent number: 11579788
Assignee: Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA)
Inventors: Henry Mitchel (Wayne, NJ, US), Joe Grecco (Saddle Brook, NJ, US), Sujoy Sen (Portland, OR, US), Francesc Guim Bernat (Barcelona, ES), Susanne M. Balle (Hudson, NH, US), Evan Custodio (Seekonk, MA, US), Paul Dormitzer (Acton, MA, US)

Technologies for providing shared memory for accelerator sleds includes an accelerator sled to receive, with a memory controller, a memory access request from an accelerator device to access a region of memory. The request is to identify the region of memory with a logical address. Additionally, the accelerator sled is to determine from a map of logical addresses and associated physical address, the physical address associated with the region of memory. In addition, the accelerator sled is to route the memory access request to a memory device associated with the determined physical address.

Relay device
Patent number: 11582062
Assignee: Denso Corporation (Kariya, Aichi-pref., JP)
Inventors: Hisashi Miyoshi (Kariya, JP), Tomohisa Kishigami (Kariya, JP)

A relay device relays a management frame between nodes connected to mutually different communication buses. The relay device includes (i) communicator units provided respectively to correspond to the communication buses, and (ii) communication controller units provided respectively to correspond to the communicator units. The communication controller unit respectively includes a corresponding transmission buffer configured to store the management frame, which is to be transmitted from the communicator unit corresponding to the communication controller unit. In response to determining that the management frame is retained in the transmission buffer corresponding to the communication controller unit, the communication controller unit transmits the management frame, which is received at a present time and stored in the transmission buffer, from the communicator unit corresponding to the communication controller unit.

Compounds useful as immunomodulators
Patent number: 11578054
Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (Princeton, NJ, US)
Inventors: Kap-Sun Yeung (Madison, CT), Denis R. St. Laurent (Newington, CT), David R. Langley (Meriden, CT), Paul Michael Scola (Glastonbury, CT)

The present disclosure generally relates to compounds useful as immunomodulators. Provided herein are compounds, compositions comprising such compounds, and methods of their use. The disclosure further pertains to pharmaceutical compositions comprising at least one compound according to the disclosure that are useful for the treatment of various diseases, including cancer and infectious diseases.

Method of manufacturing e-boosting device
Patent number: 11581791
Inventors: Petr Balon (Pozorice, CZ), Philippe Renaud (Sanchey, FR), Baptiste Van Haesebroeck (Xonrupt-Longemer, FR)

A method of manufacturing a motor case for an electric motor of an e-boosting device in which the motor case is received within an outer housing to cooperatively define a coolant jacket. The method includes forming a shell member. The method also includes overmolding a dam member to the shell member. The dam member projects from an outer surface of the shell member. The overmolding of the dam member includes forming a molded through-hole through the dam member. The dam member and the outer surface are configured to define a fluid boundary for a coolant of the coolant jacket when the motor case is received in the outer housing. The through-hole defines a passage for the coolant in the coolant jacket.

Virtual network function management
Patent number: 11582049
Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy (Espoo, FI)
Inventors: Zhi Wang (Shandong, CN), Yigang Cai (Naperville, IL)

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to methods, apparatuses and computer readable mediums for Virtual Network Function (VNF) management. In example embodiments, there is provided a method of managing a VNF. The method includes sending, from a VNF manager to a charging component, at least one request for charging information associated with at least one VNF. The VNF manager manages the at least one VNF. The charging information indicates respective rates for charging the at least one VNF under different network conditions. The method further includes, in response to receiving the charging information, managing lifecycle of the at least one VNF at least in part based on the charging information.

Patent number: 20230039823

A semiconductor device includes; cell transistors on a substrate, lower electrodes respectively connected to the cell transistors, arranged according to a first pitch in a first horizontal direction, and extending in a vertical direction, and an etching stop layer surrounding lower sidewalls of the lower electrodes and arranged at a level higher than a level of the cell transistors, wherein the etching stop layer includes a first portion vertically overlapping the lower electrodes and a second portion laterally surrounding the first portion, and the second portion includes recesses arranged according to a second pitch in the first horizontal direction.

Connector with grommet
Patent number: 11581683
Assignee: Yazaki Corporation (Tokyo, JP)
Inventors: Kazuto Ohtaka (Shizuoka, JP), Jun Ishikawa (Tokyo, JP)

A connector with a grommet includes a housing and a grommet. A panel hooking portion, a flange, and a locking projection are formed on an outside of the housing. The grommet includes a panel contact part that comes into tight contact with an edge of a mounting hole of a panel. A flexible arm is formed on the flange so as to protrude from the flange. The locking projection is provided at a front of the flexible arm. A sensing part configured to sense whether the locking projection is locked to the panel, is provided at a rear of the flexible arm so as to protrude outward than the flange. The sensing part is received in a receiving part formed on the panel contact part. When the locking projection is not locked to the panel, the sensing part and the receiving part tilt.

MEMS based spectral shaper using a broadband source
Patent number: 11579439
Inventors: Lars Eng (Los Altos, CA, US), Alexander Payne (Ben Lomond, CA), Daniel Eng (Los Altos, CA, US), Satoshi Yamashita (Kyoto, JP)

A system and method are provided for spectral shaping of light from a broadband source using a linear spatial light modulator (SLM). The system includes an illumination source generating light including a plurality of wavelengths, a lens to collimate the light and an aperture to define its angular spread, a diffraction grating to disperse the beam by wavelength, and a focusing element to focus the dispersed beams from the diffraction grating onto a plurality of pixels of the SLM. The SLM is configured to individually modulate the dispersed beams by diffracting light output therefrom into higher orders, where a diffraction angle of output light is greater than an input cone angle of incoming light from the illumination source.

Integrated system for and method of matching, acquiring, and developing human talent
Patent number: 11580467
Assignee: CELECTIV LLC (Chicago, IL, US)
Inventors: Gregory T. Carrott (Princeton, IL, US), Christine Virginia Wood (Chicago, IL, US), Anne Lisbet Ozaksut (Clarksville, TN, US)

A method for providing candidate recommendations for an open position based on problem solving proficiency and culture matching includes: receiving job posting data from a first computing system, the job posting data including employer culture markers and job criteria values; receiving candidate information for a candidate, the candidate information including candidate culture markers, text submissions, and candidate values; determining a culture match score by comparing the employer culture markers against the candidate culture markers; determining a problem solving proficiency level for the candidate by applying a problem solving algorithm to the text submissions; and transmitting a hiring recommendation for the candidate to the first computing system based on the determined culture match score and problem solving proficiency level for the candidate and the criteria values.

Method and system for online correction of junction temperatures of IGBT in photovoltaic inverter considering aging process
Patent number: 11579644
Assignee: Wuhan University (Hubei, CN)
Inventors: Yigang He (Hubei, CN), Chuankun Wang (Hubei, CN), Weiwei Zhang (Hubei, CN), Lie Li (Hubei, CN)

The invention discloses a method and a system for correction of the junction temperatures of an IGBT module in a photovoltaic inverter. The method includes: constructing an electrothermal coupling model of an IGBT model based on a photovoltaic inverter topology, a light radiation intensity, and an ambient temperature; selecting an IGBT collector-emitter on-state voltage drop as an aging parameter and designing an on-state voltage drop sampling circuit to ensure measurement accuracy; constructing an aging database for IGBT modules in different aging stages based on large current and small current injection methods; comparing a junction temperature value output by the electrothermal coupling model with the calibrated junction temperature value and calibrating an aging process coefficient of an electrothermal coupling model correction formula; comparing an IGBT aging monitoring value with the aging threshold to determine the aging process and selecting a corresponding aging process coefficient to ensure accuracy of junction temperature data.

Three-dimensional printing
Patent number: 11577316
Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. (Spring, TX, US)
Inventors: Vladek Kasperchik (Corvallis, OR), David Michael Ingle (San Diego, CA, US), Cory J. Ruud (Corvallis, OR, US)

Described herein are compositions, methods, and systems for printing metal three-dimensional objects. In an example, described is a method of printing a three-dimensional object comprising: (i) depositing a metal powder build material, wherein the metal powder build material has an average particle size of from about 10 μm to about 250 μm; (ii) selectively applying a binder fluid on at least a portion of the metal powder build material, wherein the binder fluid comprises an aqueous liquid vehicle and latex polymer particles dispersed in the aqueous liquid vehicle; (iii) heating the selectively applied binder fluid on the metal powder build material to a temperature of from about 40° C. to about 180° C.; and (iv) repeating (i), (ii), and (iii) at least one time to form the three-dimensional object.

Phosphorus-doped tubular carbon nitride micro-nano material and application thereof in catalytic treatment of exhaust gas
Patent number: 11577229
Inventors: Jianmei Lu (Suzhou, CN), Dongyun Chen (Suzhou, CN), Jun Jiang (Suzhou, CN)

The invention discloses a phosphorus-doped tubular carbon nitride micro-nano material and application thereof in waste gas treatment. Melamine is partially hydrolyzed into cyanuric acid through a phosphorous acid-assisted hydrothermal method to form a melamine-cyanuric acid super molecular precursor; the center of the precursor starts to be pyrolyzed under heating calcination, and thus phosphorus-doped tubular carbon nitride is obtained; the phosphorus-doped tubular carbon nitride and sodium borohydride are mixed and subjected to low-temperature calcination in an inert gas atmosphere, and defect-modified phosphorus-doped tubular carbon nitride is obtained. The defect-modified phosphorus-doped tubular carbon nitride micro-nano material has a good photocatalytic effect on catalytic degradation of waste gas; besides, the production raw materials are abundant and easy to obtain, and the phosphorus-doped tubular carbon nitride micro-nano material is good in stability and recyclable and has application prospects in waste gas treatment.

Position accuracy robotic printing system
Patent number: 11577397
Assignee: DUSTY ROBOTICS, IRC. (Mountain View, CA, US)
Inventors: Philipp Josef Herget (Sunnyvale, CA, US), Shih-Chieh Hsiung (Santa Clara, CA, US), Jeogseop Lee (Mountain View, CA, US)

A system and method for improving a position accuracy of a mobile robot is disclosed. A retroreflective device is mounted to the mobile robot and used by an absolute positioning device to use a laser beam to track a position of the mobile robot. The mobile robot receives position measurements. Various optimizations may be performed to support operating the mobile robot over a 360 degree range of azimuthal headings.

Polyolefin-based resin composition for vehicle interior material comprising heat-treated waste coffee grounds
Patent number: 11578199
Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company (Seoul, KR), Kia Corporation (Seoul, KR), 4EN Incorporation (Seoul, KR), Gs Caltex Corporation (Seoul, KR)
Inventors: Han Ki Lee (Seoul, KR), A Rom Oh (Seoul, KR), Woo Ram Kim (Gyeonggi-do, KR), Yeon Kyu Lee (Seoul, KR), Jung Woo Roh (Seoul, KR)

Disclosed is a polyolefin-based resin composition for a vehicle interior material including heat-treated waste coffee grounds. The resin composition includes a polyolefin-based resin, waste coffee grounds including a volatile matter (VM) in an amount less than about 20 wt % of the waste coffee grounds, a modified polypropylene, an inorganic filler, and a thermoplastic elastomer.

Wafer cleaning apparatus, method for cleaning wafer and method for fabricating semiconductor device
Patent number: 11581182
Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)
Inventors: Seongkeun Cho (Suwon-si, KR), Young Hoo Kim (Yongin-si, KR), Seung Min Shin (Suwon-si, KR), Tae Min Earmme (Hwaseong-si, KR), Kun Tack Lee (Suwon-si, KR), Hun Jae Jang (Suwon-si, KR), Eun Hee Jeang (Paju-si, KR)

A wafer cleaning apparatus, a method of cleaning wafer and a method of fabricating a semiconductor device are provided. The method of fabricating the semiconductor device includes disposing a wafer on a rotatable chuck, irradiating a lower surface of the wafer with a laser to heat the wafer, and supplying a chemical to an upper surface of the wafer to clean the wafer, wherein the laser penetrates an optical system including an aspheric lens array, the laser penetrates a calibration window, which includes a first window structure including a first light projection window including first and second regions different from each other, a first coating layer covering the first region of the first light projection window, and a second coating layer covering the second region of the first light projection window, and the first coating layer and the second coating layer have different light transmissivities from each other.

Display device having a glass substrate and method of manufacture
Patent number: 11581510
Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd. (Yongin-si, KR)
Inventors: Myoungan Min (Cheonan-si, KR)

A display device includes a display module having a folding area and a non-folding area adjacent to the folding area. A glass substrate is disposed on the display module and comprises a first layer and a second layer disposed on the first layer. The second layer has a compressive strength that is higher than a compressive strength of the first layer. The first layer and the second layer of the glass substrate each include a folding portion overlapping the folding area and having a first thickness and a non-folding portion overlapping the non-folding area and having a second thickness greater than the first thickness. The second layer of the non-folding portion has a thickness that is greater than a thickness of the second layer of the folding portion.

Topical skin formulations
Patent number: 11577099
Assignee: Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Inventors: Tiffany Carle (Addison, TX), Bob Foley (Addison, TX, US), Julia Collier (Addison, TX), Wanli Zhao (Addison, TX), Geetha Kalahasti (Addison, TX)

A method of treating skin is disclosed. The method can include topically applying to a peron's skin a composition comprising 0.0001% to 5% w/w of a hydrolyzed algae extract comprising exopolysaccharides from Halymenia durvillei, and 0.0001% to 5% w/w of a saccharide isomerate comprising an exopolysaccharide synthesized by Vibrio alginolyticus, wherein at least one of skin permeability is decreased, filaggrin production is increased, skin moisture is increased, occludin production is increased, or TNFα production is inhibited in the skin.

Patent number: 20230045196
Assignee: Syngenta Crop Protection Ag (Basel, CH)
Inventors: Katherine BUXTON (Greensboro, NC, US)

The present invention relates to methods for controlling or preventing infestation of peanut plants by the phytopathogenic microorganism Cercospora, comprising applying to a crop of plants, the locus thereof, or propagation material thereof, a compound according to formula (I) wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, Y, A, B are as defined herein.


Plasma processing apparatus and processing method
Patent number: 11581170
Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited (Tokyo, JP)
Inventors: Shinji Kubota (Miyagi, JP), Yuji Aota (Miyagi, JP), Chishio KOSHIMIZU (Miyagi, JP)

A plasma processing apparatus includes: a first electrode on which a substrate is placed; a plasma generation source that generates plasma; a bias power supply that supplies bias power to the first electrode; a source power supply that supplies source power to the plasma generation source; and a controller. The controller performs a control such that a first state and a second state of the source power are alternately applied in synchronization with a high frequency cycle of the bias power, or a phase within one cycle of a reference electrical state indicating any one of a voltage, a current and an electromagnetic field measured in a power feed system of the bias power, and performs a control to turn OFF the source power at least at a negative side peak of the phase within one cycle of the reference electrical state.

Method and apparatus for beam management for multi-stream transmission
Patent number: 11582734
Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)
Inventors: Li Guo (Allen, TX), Md Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)

Methods and apparatuses for measurement information reporting. A method of a user equipment (UE) includes method receiving a configuration for a set of resources comprising non-zero-power channel state information reference signal (NZP CSI-RS) resources or synchronization signal and physical broadcast channel (SS/PBCH) block resources and receiving NZP CSI-RS in the NZP CSI-RS resources or SS/PBCH blocks in the SS/PBCH block resources from the set of resources. The method includes measuring signal-to-interference and noise ratio (SINR) values based on the NZP CSI-RS or the SS/PBCH blocks; and transmitting, for a subset of resources from the set of resources, a largest of the SINR values, differential SINR values relative to the largest SINR value, and NZP CSI-RS resource indexes (CRIs) or SS/PBCH block indexes for at least some of the NZP CSI-RS resources or the SS/PBCH blocks resources from the subset of resources.

Transmission control with cylinder deactivation
Patent number: 11578673
Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited (Dublin, IE)
Inventors: James E. McCarthy, Jr. (Kalamazoo, MI), Mihai Dorobantu (Richland, MI, US), Douglas J. Nielsen (Marshall, MI, US), Brian Franke (Hamilton, IN, US)

A method for controlling vehicle speed comprises selecting an engine speed profile for a vehicle. Road grade data is received and processed to determine a road grade for the vehicle. Vehicle speed data is received and processed to determine a vehicle speed for the vehicle. A cylinder deactivation mode for a valvetrain of a multi-cylinder engine of the vehicle is selected. The cylinder deactivation mode comprises deactivating one or more intake valve, exhaust valve, and fuel injection for one or more cylinder of the multi-cylinder engine. The selected cylinder deactivation mode provides a controlled deviation from the selected engine speed profile at the road grade and vehicle speed.

Multi-passage cavity of an optical device for spatial manipulation of luminous radiation
Patent number: 11579437
Assignee: CAILabs (Rennes, FR)
Inventors: Clément Jacquard (Rennes, FR), Pascal Desbiolles (Lannion, FR), Bertrand Denolle (Rennes, FR), Olivier Pinel (Rennes, FR), Guillaume Labroille (Rennes, FR)

A multi-passage cavity made up of the assembly of a planar mounting and first and second reflective optical elements each having a main face arranged opposite one another, the main face of at least one of the optical elements being microstructured to modify the phase of incident luminous radiation that is reflected several times on each of the optical elements to form transformed radiation, the multi-passage cavity includes precisely three assembly interfaces.

Cloud-based cyber shopping mall system
Patent number: 11580591
Assignee: Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Taipei, TW)
Inventors: Fong-Chin Lin (Taipei, TW)

A cloud-based cyber shopping mall system is provided. The cloud-based cyber shopping mall system includes a cloud-based server module, a scene movement module, a product introduction module, a customer service module, a shopping cart module, a style change module, and an exhibition area switching module. The cloud-based server module includes a cloud-based database and a cloud-based shopping mall webpage. Through the scene movement module, the product introduction module, the customer service module, and the shopping cart module, a user can click on related options adjacent to any product viewed on the cloud-based shopping mall webpage to view an introduction of the product, contact the customer service, and place an order. Through the style change module, the user can change a style of a three-dimensional product model on the cloud-based shopping mall webpage.

Vehicle information communication system
Patent number: 11579865
Assignee: Denso Corporation (Kariya, Aichi-pref., JP)
Inventors: Nao Sakurai (Kariya, JP), Shuhei Takahashi (Kariya, JP), Kazuaki Hayakawa (Kariya, JP), Takuya Hasegawa (Kariya, JP), Yuzo Harata (Kariya, JP), Kazuhiro Uehara (Kariya, JP), Takuya Kawasaki (Kariya, JP)

A vehicle information communication system includes a center apparatus and a vehicle apparatus that includes a group of electronic control units (ECUs) and that sends vehicle configuration information including configuration information on the group of ECUs mounted in the vehicle to the center apparatus via wireless communications. The center apparatus performs a first determination of whether the vehicle configuration information received from the vehicle apparatus matches approved-configuration information registered in an approved-configuration database, and performs a second determination of whether software update data for at least one ECU of the group of ECUs mounted in the vehicle exists in an update database. When both the first and second determinations are true, the center apparatus sends the software update data for at least one ECU of the group of ECUs mounted in the vehicle to the vehicle apparatus via the wireless communications.

Organic electroluminescence device and polycyclic compound for organic electroluminescence device
Patent number: 11581492
Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd. (Yongin-si, KR)
Inventors: CHANSEOK OH (Seoul, KR), Seokhwan Hwang (Suwon-si, KR), JUNHA PARK (Gwacheon-si, KR), Hankyu Pak (Suwon-si, KR), MUN-KI SIM (Seoul, KR), Hyoyoung Lee (Suwon-si, KR), MINJUNG JUNG (Hongcheon-gun, KR)

An organic electroluminescence device of an embodiment includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and an emission layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and the emission layer includes a polycyclic compound represented by Formula 1. The organic electroluminescence device may exhibit high luminous efficiency and/or service life characteristics: ##STR00001##

Radar level gauge and method for detecting a cleaning process using the radar level gauge
Patent number: 11579006
Assignee: ROSEMOUNT TANK RADAR AB (Mölnlycke, SE)
Inventors: Håkan Delin (Linköping, SE), Pär Abrahamsson (Linköping, SE)

Method and system for detecting a cleaning process in a radar level gauge configured to determine a fill level of a product contained in a tank, the radar level gauge comprising a transceiver configured to provide a transmit signal, S.sub.T, to be propagated towards the product by a propagating device, to receive a reflected signal, S.sub.R, resulting from a reflection of the transmit signal at a surface of the product, and to determine a fill level in the tank based on the received reflected signal, wherein the method comprises: at a measurement position above the fill level and a known distance from a reference position near a ceiling of the tank, determining a difference in signal amplitude between at least two different fill level measurements; and if the determined difference in signal amplitude exceeds a predetermined threshold value, determining that a cleaning process is ongoing in the tank.

Patent number: 11581880
Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Rousset) SAS (Rousset, FR)
Inventors: Vincent Binet (Aix en Provence, FR), Michel Cuenca (Septemes les Vallons, FR), Ludovic Girardeau (Pourrieres, FR)

Series of first ramps and second ramps are generated. A circuit delivers a first signal representative of the comparison of each first ramp with a set point and delivers a second signal representative of the comparison of each second ramp with the set point. Based on the first and second signals: a first ramp is stopped and a second ramp is started when the first ramp reaches the set point, and a second ramp is stopped and a first ramp is started when the second ramp reaches the set point. The value of the set point is modulated in response a maximum value of the first/second last ramp compared with the set point.

Frameless interior rearview mirror assembly
Patent number: 11577648
Inventors: Darryl P. De Wind (West Olive, MI, US), Donald S. Rawlings (Caledonia, MI, US), John T. Uken (Jenison, MI, US)

A vehicular frameless interior rearview mirror assembly includes a mirror head and a mounting portion. The mirror head includes a mirror reflective element and a mirror casing. The mirror reflective element includes a glass substrate having a planar front side and a planar rear side. No portion of the mirror casing overlaps the planar front side of the glass substrate of the mirror reflective element. A camera is disposed within the mirror casing. With the mounting portion of the mirror assembly mounted at an in-cabin side of a windshield of a vehicle, the camera views a driver of the vehicle, and when the mirror head is moved by the driver of the vehicle to adjust the rearward view provided by the mirror reflective element to the driver, the camera moves in tandem with movement of the mirror head. The camera is part of a driver monitoring system of the vehicle.

Sound attenuation arrangement for an inverter cover of an electric compressor
Patent number: 11578713
Assignee: Hanon Systems (Daejeon, KR)
Inventors: Michael Hoffmann (Cologne, DE), Philipp Benjack (Kerpen, DE)

A sound attenuation arrangement for an inverter cover of an electric compressor, which is characterised in that in addition to fasteners for the inverter cover on the compressor housing of the electric compressor, a sound attenuation means for reducing noise emission via the inverter cover is provided, where the sound attenuation means is made up of a screw with a screw head and a screw shaft, and in that on the screw head a damping element is arranged, where the screw is in contact via the screw shaft with the compressor body, and via the damping element arranged on the screw head with the inverter cover, in a manner that absorbs vibrations.

Stator core, housing, motor cooling system of electric vehicle, and electric vehicle
Patent number: 11581785
Assignee: Huawei Digital Power Technologies Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, CN)
Inventors: Jiangang Wang (Dongguan, CN), Quanming Li (Dongguan, CN), Tingyu Xie (Dongguan, CN), Yibo Wang (Shanghai, CN)

This application provides a motor cooling system of an electric vehicle. In the cooling system, a coil cooling oil passage includes a first oil outlet that is at an end portion of a stator core. A core cooling oil passage and the coil cooling oil passage are sequentially connected. In this case, cooling oil first enters the core cooling oil passage, and then enters the coil cooling oil passage. The core cooling oil passage extends in a circumferential direction of the stator core. The coil cooling oil passage extends in an axial direction of the stator core. A power apparatus drives the cooling oil to enter the core cooling oil passage from an oil inlet, flow through the core cooling oil passage, and enters the coil cooling oil passage from an oil through port. The cooling oil flows back to an oil return groove from the first oil outlet.

Touch device
Patent number: 11579731
Assignee: Flatfrog Laboratories Ab (Lund, SE)
Inventors: Aleksander Kocovski (Malmo, SE), Hakan Bergstrom (Torna-Hallestad, SE), Jens Thorvinger (Lund, SE)

An assembly for holding and controlling curvature of a glass plate for an optical touch sensitive system is described. The assembly comprising a first frame element extending in a first plane and configured to extend at least partially around a panel; at least one second frame element extending in a second plane and forming a support portion for the plate, and at least one spacing element positioned at least partially between the support portion and the first frame element. The spacing element us configured to control a curvature of the first frame element and wherein the at least one second frame element is configured to engage the plate at the support portion, is attached to the first frame element, and is tiltable, by controlling the curvature of the first frame element with said spacing element, to control a curvature of the plate.

Electric machine
Patent number: 11581772
Assignee: General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Inventors: Mohamed Osama (Garching, DE), Jose Maria Rey Villazon (Ismaning, DE), Thomas Helmut Ripplinger (Weichs, DE)

A stator core is provided that can define a plurality of core slots in a surface thereof. The core slots can extend between a first and a second end portion of the stator core. A winding can be housed in the core slots. The winding can define a channel through at least a portion thereof. A cooling system can be operably coupled with the channel and can be configured to move a cooling fluid through the channel. A turbulator can be positioned within the channel. The turbulator can be within a flowpath of the cooling fluid and can be integrally formed with the winding.

System and method for sports wagering using dynamic real-time pricing and trading
Patent number: 11580822
Assignee: SCORETRADE INC. (Greenbrae, CA, US)
Inventors: Bhuvanesh Srinivasan (Greenbrae, CA, US)

A system for operating a sports gaming event using a graphical interface of a computing device application, the system including: a processor; and a memory coupled to the processor, wherein the memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: receive sports data about a sporting event via a network; access a database of historical statistics relating to the sporting event and to players playing in the sporting event; select at least one betting scenario from a betting scenario database based on the sports data and the historical statistics; calculate an initial probability of the betting scenario occurring based on the sports data and the historical statistics; generate an initial price of the betting scenario based on the initial probability; display the betting scenario and the initial price on the graphical interface; and receive a response to the betting scenario from at least one user.

Mass-flow throttle for large natural gas engines
Patent number: 11578670
Assignee: EControls, LLC (San Antonio, TX, US)
Inventors: Justin H Sanders (San Antonio, TX, US), Kennon Guglielmo (San Antonio, TX, US), Michael T. Hambidge (San Antonio, TX, US), Timothy J. Westerdale (San Antonio, TX, US)

A mass-flow throttle for highly accurate control of the gaseous supplies (fuel and/or air) to the combustion chambers for a large engine in response to instantaneous demand signals from the engine's ECM, especially for large (i.e., 30 liters or greater in size) spark-ignited internal combustion engines fueled by natural gas. With a unitary block assembly and a throttle blade driven by a non-articulated rotary actuator shaft, in combination with tight control circuitry including multiple pressure sensors as well as sensors for temperature and throttle position, the same basic throttle concepts are innovatively suited to be used for both MFG and MFA throttles in industrial applications, to achieve highly accurate mass-flow control even despite pressure fluctuations while operating in non-choked flow.

Gas spring end member assemblies as well as gas spring assemblies including same
Patent number: 11577571
Assignee: Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC (Nashville, TN, US)
Inventors: Joshua R. Leonard (Noblesville, IN, US)

A clamping plate is dimensioned to secure a flexible spring member to an end member for forming a gas spring assembly. The clamping plate includes a clamping plate wall with an axis and opposing surface portions oriented transverse to the axis. An opening extends into the clamping plate wall from along each of the opposing surface portions. An elongated damping passage extends in a spiral configuration through the clamping plate wall in fluid communication with the openings. A gas spring assembly includes a flexible spring member that defines a spring chamber, and an end member with an end member wall that defines an end member chamber. The clamping plate is secured to the end member and retains the flexible spring member thereon. The elongated damping passage is in fluid communication between the spring chamber and the end member chamber. Gas transfer between the spring chamber and the end member chamber generates pressurized gas damping during use of the gas spring assembly. Suspension systems and methods are also included.

Base station device, and mobile station device
Patent number: 11581973
Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America (Torrance, CA)
Inventors: Katsuyoshi Naka (Tokyo, JP), Hiroki Haga (Tokyo, JP), Hidenori Matsuo (Kanagawa, JP)

Provided are a base station device and a mobile station device, which can lighten a cell-search processing. The base station device includes a frame constitution unit for forming a frame, in which a pilot symbol multiplied by a base station scrambling code and a plurality of sequences contained in the corresponding sequence set is arranged in at least the head or tail, and a radio transmission unit for sending the formed frame. On the receiving side, the frame timing can be detected from the position of a pilot symbol contained in that frame. Since the base station scrambling code and the sequence set containing the sequences are made to correspond to each other, candidates can be narrowed to at most the base station scrambling codes of the number of the combinations of the sequences contained in the sequence set, by detecting the sequences multiplied by the pilot symbol.

Vehicle frame
Patent number: 11577784
Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, Llc (Dearborn, MI)
Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque (Ann Arbor, MI, US), S. M. Iskander Farooq (Novi, MI, US), Dean M. Jaradi (Macomb, MI, US), Saeed David Barbat (Novi, MI, US), Mohamed Ridha Baccouche (Ann Arbor, MI, US)

A vehicle frame includes a frame rail, a shock tower bracket, and a cable. The frame rail is elongated along a vehicle-longitudinal axis. The shock tower bracket is connected to the frame rail. The cable is connected to the frame rail and the shock tower bracket. The cable extends transverse to the vehicle-longitudinal axis from the frame rail to the shock tower bracket.

Electrostatic particle alignment method and abrasive article
Patent number: 11577367
Inventors: Joseph B. Eckel (Vadnais Heights, MN, US), Ronald D. Jesme (Plymouth, MN), Aaron K. Nienaber (Lake Elmo, MN, US)

A method of aligning abrasive particles on a substrate. The method comprises providing a substrate. The method also comprises providing abrasive particles. The method also comprises generating a modulated electrostatic field. The modulated electrostatic field is configured to have a first effective direction at a first time and a second effective direction at a second time. The electrostatic field is configured to cause the abrasive particles to align rotationally in both a z-direction and a y-direction.

Oxadiazole derivatives as Rho-Kinase Inhibitors
Patent number: 11578068
Assignee: Chiesi Farmaceutici S.P.A. (Parma, IT)
Inventors: Alessandro Accetta (Parma, IT), Fabio Rancati (Parma, IT), Christine Edwards (Parma, IT), Elizabeth Anne Skidmore (Parma, IT)

The invention relates to compounds of formula (I) inhibiting Rho Kinase that are oxidazole derivatives, processes for preparing such compounds, pharmaceutical compositions containing them and therapeutic use thereof. Particularly the compounds of the invention may be useful in the treatment of many disorders associated with ROCK enzymes mechanisms, such as pulmonary diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). ##STR00001##

Patent number: 20230045111
Inventors: Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu (Eindhoven, NL), TOBIAS BORRA (RIJSWIJK, NL), Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis (Eindhoven, NL)

A method of generating light settings for a plurality of lighting units, the method comprising obtaining one or more images, extracting a plurality of colors from the one or more images, selecting a subset of colors from the plurality of colors, wherein the subset of colors is selected based on a target time of day, and generating one or more light settings for the plurality of lighting units based on the selected subset of colors, wherein, when the one or more light settings are activated, the plurality of lighting units are controlled according to the subset of colors.

Portable drinking vessel assembly
Patent number: 11577886
Assignee: J Jo Market LLC (Medford, OR, US)
Inventors: Jennifer Jo Sullivan (Medford, OR, US), Randall Allen Rothfus (Medford, OR, US)

A portable drinking vessel assembly removably engages an open end of a bottle neck to enable drinking directly from a bottle while aerating the liquid. The assembly comprises a vessel defined by a side wall, a bottom portion forming a bottom opening, and a top portion forming a top opening. A tapered conduit defined by a wide end and a narrow end integrally joins with the vessel through the wide end, and detachably attaches to the bottle through the narrow end. The liquid is aerated while flowing from narrow end, to wide end, and finally into the vessel. A silicone sleeve having ribs encapsulates a longitudinal portion of the conduit. The ribs engage an inner surface of the bottle neck to create a self-tapping rotatable action in the bottle neck, and a seal against the inner surface of bottle neck. The vessel joins a stand to remain upright.

Self-calibrating RF network and system and method for use of the same
Patent number: 11582624
Assignee: Enseo, LLC (Plano, TX, US)
Inventors: William C. Fang (Plano, TX, US), Raymond S. Horton (McKinney, TX, US), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX, US)

A self-calibrating RF network and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the self-calibrating RF network includes multiple hospitality properties, wherein RF network includes a property server located in communication with a terminal device providing data services through distribution elements to end point devices, such as set-top boxes. Each of the property servers collects RF performance data relative to the terminal device, the distribution elements, and the end point devices. The RF performance data is analyzed by a remote central server that provides RF adjustment data, which is indicative of power and equalization adjustments to the terminal device, power and equalization adjustments to the plurality of distribution elements, and power and ranging adjustments to the plurality of end point devices.

Method for preparing polythiol composition
Patent number: 11578038
Assignee: Skc Co., Ltd. (Gyeonggi-do, KR)
Inventors: Jaeyoung Pai (Gyeonggi-do, KR), Seung Mo Hong (Gyeonggi-do, KR), Hyeon Myeong Seo (Gyeonggi-do, KR), Junghwan Shin (Gyeonggi-do, KR), Jeongmoo Kim (Gyeonggi-do, KR), Jung Hwan Myung (Gyeonggi-do, KR), Hyuk Hee Han (Gyeonggi-do, KR)

The embodiments relate to a process for preparing a polythiol composition, which comprises reacting a halogen compound or an alcohol compound with thiourea to prepare a thiouronium salt solution; and adding a basic solution to the thiouronium salt solution to hydrolyze it. The hydrolysis reaction is terminated when the area of peak A in the graph measured by gel permeation chromatography of the reactant in the hydrolysis step under certain conditions is 0.5% to 8% based on the total peak area. A tetrafunctional polythiol composition having high purity can be obtained. Thus, an optical lens having excellent color, transparency, and refractive index can be obtained.

Lightning protection system for wind turbine
Patent number: 11578702
Inventors: Lars Lysgaard (Lysgaard, DK), John Nieuwenhuizen (Horsens, DK)

Provided is a wind turbine including a generator enclosed in a generator housing, the generator housing including a rotating housing and a stationary housing, whereby the rotating housing is separated from the stationary housing by a first gap; a canopy mounted on a tower and including an electrical connection to a down conductor of the tower, wherein the canopy is separated from the generator housing by a second gap; a lightning current path provided by a plurality of brush assemblies mounted on the stationary housing, wherein a brush assembly includes a brush holder mounted on the stationary housing such that a carbon brush extends across the first gap to make electrical contact with the rotating housing; and an electrical connector extending across the second gap to electrically connect the brush holder to the canopy. Also provided is a method of providing a lightning current path for such a wind turbine.

3-D convolutional autoencoder for low-dose CT via transfer learning from a 2-D trained network
Patent number: 11580410
Assignee: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
Inventors: Ge Wang (Loudonville, NY), Hongming Shan (Troy, NY, US), Wenxiang Cong (Albany, NY)

A 3-D convolutional autoencoder for low-dose CT via transfer learning from a 2-D trained network is described, A machine learning method for low dose computed tomography (LDCT) image correction is provided. The method includes training, by a training circuitry, a neural network (NN) based, at least in part, on two-dimensional (2-D) training data. The 2-D training data includes a plurality of 2-D training image pairs. Each 2-D image pair includes one training input image and one corresponding target output image. The training includes adjusting at least one of a plurality of 2-D weights based, at least in part, on an objective function. The method further includes refining, by the training circuitry, the NN based, at least in part, on three-dimensional (3-D) training data. The 3-D training data includes a plurality of 3-D training image pairs. Each 3-D training image pair includes a plurality of adjacent 2-D training input images and at least one corresponding target output image. The refining includes adjusting at least one of a plurality of 3-D weights based, at least in part, on the plurality of 2-D weights and based, at least in part, on the objective function. The plurality of 2-D weights includes the at least one adjusted 2-D weight.

Method, apparatus, and system for adjusting routing of network traffic or utilization of network nodes
Patent number: 11582154
Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC (Broomfield, CO, US)
Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen (Leawood, KS, US)

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing routing of network traffic across one or more network nodes or utilization of the one or more network nodes based on one or more demand classifications and/or based on detection of a trigger event associated with the one or more demand classifications. In some embodiment, a computing system might monitor network traffic across one or more network nodes or utilization of the one or more network nodes, the network traffic being routed based on a first demand classification. The computing system might determine whether at least one trigger event associated with a second demand classification has occurred. If so, the computing system might adjust the routing of the network traffic across the one or more network nodes or adjust the utilization of the one or more network nodes, based at least in part on the second demand classification.