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 new patent  Energy storage apparatus

An energy storage apparatus and a method for fabricating the energy storage apparatus. The energy storage apparatus includes a pair of electrodes including an anode and a cathode; an electrolyte at least partially surrounding each of the pair of electrodes; and an encapsulation arranged to encapsulate the electrodes and the electrolyte; wherein the combination of the electrodes, the electrolyte and the encapsulation is mechanically flexible.. ... The Kong Company Llc

 new patent  Mass transfer of micro structures using adhesives

Mass transfer of micro structures are effected from one substrate to another using adhesives. In the context of an integrated micro led display, a micro led array is fabricated on a native substrate and corresponding cmos pixel drivers are fabricated on a separate substrate. ... The Kong Company Llc

 new patent  System and method for organizing and processing feature based data structures

A method for organizing and processing feature based data structures that can be used in linguistic spell checking and auto-correction, comprising: splitting an original dictionary into sub-dictionaries based on different values of a common feature such as high frequency words; receiving an input text that contains errors; determining a sub-dictionary selection common feature from the input human-readable text; selecting the sub-dictionary based on the determined sub-dictionary selection feature; executing a first matching in the selected sub-dictionary, wherein a match is found if a similarity between the characters, words, or phrases in proximity of the errors in the input text and a character, word, or phrase in the sub-dictionary is above a threshold; if a unique match is found, the result is returned as an output to correct the errors; otherwise, executing a second matching with a raised threshold, and repeating the second matching until a unique match is found.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

 new patent  Reducing fringe field effect for spatial light modulator

A spatial light modulator (slm) configured to reduce a fringe field effect (ffe) is provided. The slm comprises pixels each having a liquid crystal (lc) on a pixel region. ... The Kong Company Llc

 new patent  Compact device for sensing a liquid with energy harvesting from liquid motion

A compact device useful for measuring an absorption spectrum of a liquid, such as water with organic contaminants, is provided. The device comprises an array of light emitting diodes (leds) each emitting light with a unique spectral peak. ... The Kong Company Llc

 new patent  Methods, devices, and systems for inhibiting ocular refractive disorders from progressing

A method for retarding or reversing progression of myopia of a viewer contains the steps of using an immersive or non-immersive device to create a plurality of image planes in the eye of the viewer. While an image plane is located on the retina, at least one image plane is not on the retina, thereby generating myopic defocus. ... The Kong Company Llc

Fast method for identifying coil misalignment/mutualcoupling in wireless charging systems

Methods and apparatus for determining the misalignment and mutual coupling between the transmitter coil and receiver coil, with or without an intermediate relay resonator coil, of a wireless power charging system are provided. The determination can be made without using any direct measurement from the receiver circuit. ... The Kong Company Llc

Size-based analysis of fetal or tumor dna fraction in plasma

A fractional concentration of clinically-relevant dna in a mixture of dna from a biological sample is determined based on amounts of dna fragments at multiple sizes. For example, the fractional concentration of fetal dna in maternal plasma or tumor dna in a patient's plasma can be determined. ... The Kong Company Llc

Systems and methods for privacy-assured similarity joins over encrypted datasets

Systems and methods which provide secure queries with respect to encrypted datasets are described. Embodiments provide privacy-assured similarity join techniques operable with large-scale encrypted datasets. ... The Kong Company Llc

Aie luminogens for visualization and treatment of cancer

The present subject matter relates to ate luminogens for visualization and treatment of cancer, particularly aie luminogenic probes for cancer cell visualization and discrimination, lysosome-targeting aiegens for imaging and autophagy visualization, highly fluorescent aie-active theranostic agents for monitoring drug distribution and having anti-tumor activity to specific cancer cells, probes comprising aie luminogens for cancer cell imaging and staining, aie luminogens having clusteroluminogenic features and applications thereof, and methods of preparing thereof.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

A shifter for controlling the transmission of a motor vehicle, and a method for controlling the transmission of a vehicle with a shifter

A shifter for controlling a transmission of a motor vehicle includes a rotatably mounted actuation element, a sensor assembly including a first element having a plurality of binary sensors and a second element having a trigger device. A control unit determines an angular position of the actuation element based on an input signal from the sensor assembly. ... The Kong Company Llc

A system for remote operation of downhole well equipment

A remotely operated subsea well completion system, which comprises local storage (28, 36) of hydraulic energy and feedthroughs in a bop (11) or a marine riser (9), has the object of installing or pulling a production tubing and its tubing hanger without using an umbilical within a marine riser. The system consists of an internal control module (25), which comprises hydraulic accumulators (28), a liquid divider (31), control valves (30, 34), an electric control module (27), as well as one or more transmitters/receivers (19) for communication to an external control unit (21, 26). ... The Kong Company Llc

Marker for prenatal diagnosis and monitoring

The present invention relates to new methods for diagnosing a pregnancy-associated disorder by analyzing fetal dna present in the mother's blood. More specifically, this invention relies on the discovery that the maspin gene is differentially methylated in fetal dna and in maternal dna and provides these new diagnostic methods, which distinguish fetal dna from maternal dna and detect prenatal disorders based on abnormalities in fetal dna level and methylation status.. ... The Kong Company Llc

Cytotoxic platinum complex, its preparation and therapeutic use

Platinum(iv) complexes especially suitable for antitumor therapy and methods for their preparation. Further provided is a method for treating a subject, in particular a human, suffering from a disease comprising administering a platinum(iv) complex of the present invention, which disease is especially preferably but not exclusively a cancer. ... The Kong Company Llc

06/07/18 / #20180155275

A novel neuroprotective and neurorestorative n-propargyl caffeamide (paca) and use as a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases

The present invention is directed to compounds, pharmaceutical compositions, and related methods of treatment and/or prevention for neurodegenerative diseases, such as parkinson's disease.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

06/07/18 / #20180153993

Compositions and methods for treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases

The present invention provides novel methods for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and inflammatory diseases by modulating the hippo-yap signaling pathway. Also provided are methods for identifying compounds that are capable of modulating the hippo-yap signaling pathway and are therefore useful for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and inflammatory diseases.. ... The Kong Company Llc

06/07/18 / #20180153251

Decorative slipper with changeable animal faces

The decorative slipper 10 includes a pocket opening 70 for reception of a person's foot therein. Pocket 70 is comprised of two toe receiving sections, a first section 70a and a second section 70b. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/31/18 / #20180149636

Analysis of cell-free dna in urine and other samples

Diseases (e.g., cancer) of a particular organ can be detected by analyzing cell-free dna. Some embodiments may use an organ-associated sample that is from a particular organ or passes through the particular organ, as may occur, for example, in urine, saliva, blood, and stool samples. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/31/18 / #20180149632

Electrochemical detector

An electrochemical detector includes a substance selection layer disposed on a semiconductor layer, and the substance selection layer is arranged to interact with a target substance so as to alter an electrical characteristic of the semiconductor layer. A method for fabricating an electrochemical detector is also disclosed.. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/31/18 / #20180149262

Gearshift assembly for a transmission of a vehicle

A gearshift assembly for a transmission includes a shift lever which is mounted for pivotal movement in a select direction between a shifting gate for automatic mode and a shifting gate for manual mode. The gearshift assembly also includes a return mechanism including a push member, an electric motor mechanically acting on the shift lever through the push member, a driven member connected to the push member, a spring acting between the push member and the driven member, and a blocking element which can be actuated to move out of a blocking position in which the blocking element blocks the movement of the shift lever from the shifting gate for automatic mode to the shifting gate for manual mode. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/31/18 / #20180149135

Counter-rotating vertical axis wind turbine with deflector and vortex generators

A high efficiency vertical axis wind turbine (vawt) comprising two counter-rotating rotors, each comprising a plurality of straight rotor blades. One rotor is placed on a first vertical axis and another rotor is placed on a second vertical axis. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/24/18 / #20180145339

Method of fabricating nanoporous metal structure

A method of fabricating a nanoporous metal structure, such as a nanoporous metal (nmp) supported pd catalyst suitable for use in a direct methanol fuel cell (dmfc), is includes the steps of (a) providing a piece of au55cu25si20 alloy glass ribbon with a thickness of 50 μm, (b) dealloying the piece of alloy glass ribbon by reacting with iron (iii) chloride solution to form a free-standing npm ribbon, (c) depositing a thin film of pdco of a thickness of 100 nm on the npm ribbon by rf magnetron sputtering with pd0.5co0.5 (atomic percent) as target in an argon atmosphere, and (d) electrochemically dissolving some of the co on the thin film of pdco to induce migration of au from the npm ribbon to the thin layer of pdco.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

05/24/18 / #20180145315

High capacity lithium rich cathode material and method of producing the same

A composite material for a battery electrode and a method of producing thereof have been disclosed. In particular, the composite material is used as a cathode for lithium ion batteries. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/24/18 / #20180144576

Multiplayer and multigame electronic wagering table game system using live dealer

An electronic table game (“etg”) system in which a sequence of cards dealt by a common dealer is used to generate a real-time data stream of card identities communicated to a plurality of different player terminals, thereby allowing the different player terminals to provide different games utilizing the same card identities.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

05/24/18 / #20180142300

Universal haplotype-based noninvasive prenatal testing for single gene diseases

To detect a fetal mutation inherited from the mother without paternal genetic information, a property of each maternal haplotype can be measured in the cell-free mixture. A separation value between values of the property for the two maternal haplotypes can be compared to thresholds to determine which haplotype is inherited. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/24/18 / #20180142287

Compositions, methods and kits for detection of genetic variants for alzheimer's disease

Provided herein are methods, kits, and devices related to genetic variations of neurological disorders. For example, methods, kits, and devices for using such genetic variations to assess susceptibility of developing alzheimer's disease.. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/24/18 / #20180142144

Luminogenic transition metal-based pyridyl complex and its use

The present invention provides a luminogenic, in particular a phosphorogenic transition metal-based pyridyl complex containing a nitrone moiety, which nitrone moiety acts as a bioorthogonal functional group and an emission quencher, and can undergo cycloaddition reaction with a complementary bioorthogonal functional group coupled to a substrate. The transition metal is can be selected from iridium or ruthenium. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/24/18 / #20180140354

Radio frequency electro-thrombectomy device

A device is designed to remove blockages in a lumen such as a thrombus, blood clot, or embolus. The device comprises a manipulating wire and a structure that can conduct electrical current to a lumen blockage. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/17/18 / #20180139450

Systems and methods for rate control in video coding using joint machine learning and game theory

Systems and methods which provide a joint machine learning and game theory modeling (mlgt) framework for video coding rate control (rc) are described. A machine learning based r-d model classification scheme may be provided to facilitate improved r-d model prediction accuracy and a mixed r-d model based game theory approach may be implemented to facilitate improved rc performance. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/17/18 / #20180135162

Metal material and a method for use in fabricating thereof

A metal material including a plurality of metal particles arranged in a crystal structure having at least two phases; wherein the at least two phases include a crystalline phase and an amorphous phase, wherein the crystalline phase includes a nanocrystalline phase and the amorphous phase includes a nanoamorphous phase.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

05/17/18 / #20180135046

Small-interfering rna expression systems for production of small-interfering rnas and their use

A method of preparing a library of small interfering rna (sirna) expression systems for producing sirna for silencing of target genes by inducing degradation of target gene rna expression products includes: (i) isolating rna of one or more target genes from a cell population; (ii) generating rna fragments from the isolated rna; (iii) converting the rna fragments into dsdna fragments; and (iv) cloning the dsdna fragments into vectors for forming cloned vectors, each vector including one or more promoters and at least one restriction enzyme site capable of accepting the insertion of at least one dsdna fragment such that sirna can be produced. Methods for producing sirna from the sirna expression system and methods of identifying a functional target gene for treatment by using the sirna produced from the sirna expression system and for identifying rnai therapeutics are also provided.. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/10/18 / #20180132330

Multi-color micro-led array light source

Various embodiments include a multi-color micro-led array light source that enables well-overlapped light beams of different colors. The multi-color micro-led array light source includes a thermally conductive substrate and multiple arrays of different color micro-leds integrated on the thermally conductive substrate. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/10/18 / #20180131282

Gallium nitride driver with tuned dead-time

Techniques are provided to tune a gate-drive control signal for a switching device. In an aspect, a device is provided that includes a dead-time generator circuit, a first dead-time tuner circuit and a second dead-time tuner circuit. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/10/18 / #20180129630

Phase retrieval using coordinate descent techniques

Coordinate descent is applied to recover a signal-of-interest from only magnitude information. In doing so, a single unknown value is solved at each iteration, while all other variables are held constant. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128972

Spatio-temporally incremental fiber swept source

A spatio-temporally incremental fiber sweep source includes a laser light pulse generator for generating light pulses and a fiber array of individual optical fibers. The fiber array has an input end and an output end, with the fibers at the input end receiving the light pulses substantially simultaneously. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/10/18 / #20180127867

Metallic structure and a method for use in fabricating thereof

A metallic structure includes a first plurality of metal particles arranged in an amorphous structure; a second plurality of metal particles arranged in a crystalline structure having at least two grain sizes, wherein the crystalline structure is arranged to receive the amorphous structure deposited thereon; wherein the grain size is arranged in a gradient structure.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

05/10/18 / #20180127782

System and method for delivery of substance into mammalian cells

The present invention is concerned with a system of delivering particles of nano-scale into mammalian cells with a diameter of 50 μm or less. The system has a container containing the mammalian cells, the particles, a pressure-exerting member for generating transient apertures of substantially 1-200 nm on surface of the cells, a magnetic mechanism configured to generate a magnetic force to act on the pressure-exerting member thus to move the pressure exerting member, a control mechanism for effecting movement of the pressure-exerting member in a predetermined motion pattern, a measuring mechanism configured to indicate magnitude of pressure exerted on surface of the mammalian cells, and a monitoring mechanism.. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/10/18 / #20180127343

Novel compounds for treating diabetes

The present invention provides a class of novel aryl pseudo-c-glycoside compounds that are effective for treating diabetes. Also provided are methods for making such compounds and methods for treating diabetes by administering such compounds to patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes or are at risk of developing diabetes.. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/10/18 / #20180125976

Conjugated porphyrin carbon quantum dots for targeted photodynamic therapy

The present disclosure relates to porphyrin containing carbon quantum dots useful for bioimaging and/or phytodynamic therapy.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

05/03/18 / #20180124289

Chroma-based video converter

This disclosure describes a chroma-based video converter that includes a first interface that receives the video signal to be encoded. The converter includes a frame splitter configured to receive one or more rgb frames, the frame splitter splits the rgb frame into r data, g data, and b data. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/03/18 / #20180123481

Electrical apparatus and a method for fabricating an electrical apparatus

An electrical apparatus includes an electrical signal generation structure arranged to generate an electrical signal in response to a change of an external pressure subjected thereto. The electrical signal generation structure includes a fabric material. ... The Kong Company Llc

05/03/18 / #20180120279

Air quality measurement with modular sensor system and method

An apparatus for acquiring air quality data from removable and/or replaceable sensor, processing and storing the acquired data, and transmitting the processed data to backend server is enabled. The apparatus includes a microcontroller coupled with a universal sensor interface (usi). ... The Kong Company Llc

05/03/18 / #20180118647

Method of using dihydro-resveratrol or its stilbenoid derivatives and/or chemical variants in treatment of tumorous pathologies

The present invention relates to a polyphenol derivative of the stilbenoid family, namely trans-3,5,4′-trihydroxybibenzyl, also known as dihydro-resveratrol, as a remedial agent. In particular, the present invention presents the usage of dihydro-resveratrol or its derivatives/chemical variants in the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of tumors or cancers. ... The Kong Company Llc

04/19/18 / #20180108984

Antenna assembly and self-curing decoupling method for reducing mutual coupling of coupled antennas

The disclosure provides antenna assemblies and methods for reducing mutual coupling of coupled antennas. According to an embodiment, the antenna assembly, comprises: a first antenna; and a second antenna coupled with the first antenna; wherein a first capacitive load is provided to the first antenna at a first position of the first antenna so that a mutual coupling between the first antenna and the second antenna is reduced. ... The Kong Company Llc

04/19/18 / #20180105884

Non-invasive determination of methylome of fetus or tumor from plasma

Systems, methods, and apparatuses can determine and use methylation profiles of various tissues and samples. Examples are provided. ... The Kong Company Llc

04/19/18 / #20180105807

Gestational age assessment by methylation and size profiling of maternal plasma dna

Temporal variations in one or more characteristics measured from a cell-free dna sample are used to estimate a gestational age of a fetus. Example characteristics include the methylation level measured from the cell-free dna sample, size of dna fragments measured from the cell-free dna sample (e.g., proportion of fetal-derived dna fragments longer than a specified size), and ending patterns of the dna fragments align to a reference genome.. ... The Kong Company Llc

04/12/18 / #20180101416

Server farm and method for operating the same

A method for operating a server farm with a plurality of servers operably connected with each other includes: receiving a job request of a computational task to be handled by the server farm; determining, from the plurality of servers, one or more servers operable to accept the job request; determining a respective effective energy efficiency value associated with at least the one or more servers; and assigning the computational task to a server with the highest effective energy efficiency value. The effective energy efficiency value is defined by a service rate of the respective server divided by a difference between an energy consumption rate value when the respective server is busy and an energy consumption rate value when the respective server is idle. ... The Kong Company Llc

04/12/18 / #20180100253

Toe closing method and structure

A toe closing method for closing a toe end with first and second circumferential portions includes the steps of: folding the first circumferential portion to super-impose over the second circumferential portion such that the toe end is formed with opposed first and second end points; knitting a stitching thread by threading the same through the loops of the superimposed circumferential portions to form a first loose thread and an initial stitch segment; continuously knitting the thread around the superimposed circumferential portions until the second end point is reached to form a joining segment; and continuously knitting the thread around a part of the joining segment to form at least one tail portion and a second loose thread.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

04/05/18 / #20180098301

Method and system for enhancing accuracy in location and proximity determination

A system comprising beacon-generating clusters for enabling a mobile computing device to perform location or proximity determination is provided. Each cluster comprises a primary station for broadcasting a primary beacon, and an offset-assisted station, positioned from the primary station by an offset distance along a direction, for broadcasting a secondary beacon. ... The Kong Company Llc

04/05/18 / #20180095483

Air conditioner

The air conditioner has a configuration such that, in an air-warming operation: the average refrigerant exit temperature, which is obtained by averaging the temperature of the refrigerant exits of indoor heat exchangers 7 in a plurality of indoor units 10, as detected by heat-exchanger-refrigerant-exit temperature probes 34 in the indoor units 10, is determined; the temperature difference between the average refrigerant exit temperature and the refrigerant exit temperatures of the indoor heat exchangers 7 of each of the indoor units 10 is determined; and the degree to which indoor expansion valves 9 of the indoor units 10 are open is controlled such that the determined temperature difference falls within a predetermined temperature difference range.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

04/05/18 / #20180094822

Air conditioner

An air conditioner capable of detecting resonance of a casing of an outdoor or indoor unit of an air conditioner at a low cost with high accuracy is provided. An outdoor unit of the air conditioner includes: a propeller fan that blows air to a heat exchanger; a fan motor that drives the propeller fan; a current detector that detects a current value of the fan motor; a phase detector that detects the magnetic pole position of the fan motor; a fan rotation speed detector that detects the rotation speed of the fan motor; a pulsation detector that detects pulsation of the current value; and a resonance determiner that determines resonance of a system of a casing of the outdoor unit having the fan motor. ... The Kong Company Llc

04/05/18 / #20180094719

A shifter assembly for selecting one of a plurality of gears of a transmission for a vehicle and a method for selecting the same

A shifter assembly is used for selecting one of a plurality of gears of a transmission for a vehicle. The assembly includes a housing defining a shift pattern having first and second gates defining first and second shift positions, respectively. ... The Kong Company Llc

04/05/18 / #20180094653

Position dependent valve device for control cylinder

A position dependent valve device (10) for a control cylinder (12) includes at least one channel (24) formed in one of a wall of a cylinder housing (14) of the control cylinder (12) and a wall of a internal piston (20) disposed in the cylinder housing (14) and a seal (26) including a flexible member adapted to be disposed in a groove in the other one of the wall of the cylinder housing (14) and the wall of the piston (20), the seal (26) cooperating with the at least one channel (24) when the piston (20) is in a defined position to allow airflow past the piston (20) and cooperating with one of the cylinder housing (14) and the piston (20) when the piston (20) is in a position outside the defined position to prevent airflow past the piston (20).. . ... The Kong Company Llc

04/05/18 / #20180094497

Flushing a tool for closed well operation and an associated method

A closed operation subsea well tool assembly with a flushing system flushing a first fluid in the main bore (15) of the tool assembly (1). The flushing system of the tool assembly comprises a container (19) with a second fluid, a pump (2), a swab valve (20) in the top of the main bore (15), an inlet (3) in the bottom of the main bore of the tool assembly, which is connected to the pump. ... The Kong Company Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093260

Catalysts for degradation of organic pollutants in printing and dyeing wastewater and method of preparation thereof

This invention discloses a method for preparing a catalyst for catalyzing the degradation of organic pollutants in printing and dyeing wastewater by ozone, wherein the catalyst comprises a porous carbon material as a substrate and metal oxide nanoparticles deposited on the surface of the substrate. The method comprises the steps of: allowing a mixture of resorcinol, formaldehyde, trimethylhexadecyl ammonium bromide, multi-walled carbon nanotubes and deionized water to react to form cured product, which is then calcinated and carbonized at high temperature to produce the porous carbon material; impregnating the resulting porous carbon material with nitrate solution, drying the porous carbon material, and calcinating it at high temperature, wherein the absorbed nitrate is decomposed into metal oxide and embedded into the porous carbon material. ... The Kong Company Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093224

Emissions treatment apparatus and a method for treating emissions

An emissions treatment apparatus includes a first mechanism arranged to receive an exhaust gas, wherein the first mechanism is supplied with a first substance arranged to react with a first exhaust compound to process the exhaust gas, the first substance being chemically derived from an electrolyte source. The emissions treatment apparatus further comprises a second mechanism arranged to receive the exhaust gas after its reaction with the first exhaust compound; wherein the second mechanism receives a second substance arranged to react with a second exhaust compound to further process the exhaust gas, the second substance being chemically derived from an electrolyte source.. ... The Kong Company Llc

04/05/18 / #20180092554

Wearable and unobtrusive multi-sensor array and method for pulse wave velocity imaging

Novel and advantageous systems, devices, and methods for pulse wave velocity (pwv) imaging that enable precise central blood pressure (bp) estimation are provided. A multi-sensor array can provide two-dimensional pwv, thereby achieving the pwv imaging and precise central bp estimation. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/29/18 / #20180090938

Method for regulating an electrical power circuit and an electrical power regulating apparatus

An electrical power regulating apparatus includes a controller arranged to detect an electrical source characteristic of an electrical power source; and a power converter arranged to adjust an electrical load characteristic of an electrical loading stage in connection with the electrical power source based on the at least one electrical source characteristic being detected by the controller, such that the electrical power source is arranged to deliver a maximum amount of electrical power to the electrical loading stage. A method for regulating an electrical power circuit is also provided.. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/29/18 / #20180090058

Micro display panels with integrated micro-reflectors

A display panel with integrated micro-reflectors. The display panel also includes an array of pixel light sources (e.g., micro-leds) electrically coupled to corresponding pixel driver circuits (e.g., fets). ... The Kong Company Llc

03/29/18 / #20180089934

Gaming machine

A display state in which the specific symbol is displayed in all the rows of any of n columns continuously from one side of a symbol matrix to another side, a prize of the rank corresponding to the columns with the specific symbols displayed on all the rows of the columns is awarded.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

03/29/18 / #20180089933

Gaming machine

A game system of the present invention is configured to move a character image displayed in said display area of the single display, after the game on the game devices are interrupted, the character image being for indicating the game device to receive the prize, and stop the character image on the display of the game device to receive the prize, after a predetermined period from the beginning of moving the character image.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

03/29/18 / #20180089408

Biometric authentication based on gait pattern or writing motion with an inertial measurement unit

The present invention relates to use an inertial measurement unit (imu) to record the acceleration trajectory of a person's gait or pen-less handwriting motion or any predesignated gestures, and to convert the data to a unique biometric pattern. The pattern is unique for each case and can be used as biometric security authentication.. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/29/18 / #20180087695

Flame resistant hose assembly and method therefore

A flame resistant hose assembly is disclosed. The hose assembly comprises a tubular inner layer and a flame resistant layer. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/29/18 / #20180085762

Droplet generator based on high aspect ratio induced droplet self-breakup

A droplet generator apparatus and droplet generation method based on high aspect ratio induced droplet self-breakup are provided. The droplet generator apparatus includes a channel (1) and a nozzle (2) connected to the channel(1), and the aspect ratio of the channel (1) can be 3.0 or greater. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/29/18 / #20180085344

Method of use of diterpenoid derivatives as anticancer agents

The present invention relates to a group of derivatives synthesized based on the ent-kaurane diterpenoid flexicaulin a and the methods to synthesize such diterpenoid derivatives. In particular, the chemical entities of such synthetic diterpene compounds in the manufacture of a medicament is for the treatment of tumors or cancers.. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/29/18 / #20180085335

Bismuth(iii) compounds and methods thereof

The present disclosure relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising: (a) β-lactam antibiotics and (b) a metallo-β-lactamases (mbls) inhibitor. The inhibitor relates to bi(iii) compounds or the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/29/18 / #20180085237

Ankle-foot prosthesis device

A powered ankle-foot prosthesis and associated methods of use are described herein. Such prostheses can employ an actuator and elastic components, the actuator being controlled to deliver net positive work to propel the wearing amputee forward and the elastic components being used to store and release negative energy to improve efficiency. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/22/18 / #20180083475

Charging device having small loop transmission coils for wireless charging a target device

A charging device to wirelessly charge a target device, including: a coil antenna having a first surface facing a first direction at which the target device is placed for charging and a second surface facing an opposite direction from the first direction, generating a first magnetic field; a plurality of pairs of metallic small loop transmission coils arranged to the second surface side of the coil antenna, to generate a second magnetic field in response to the first magnetic field to enhance the first magnetic field, the first and second magnetic fields being directed in the first direction; and wherein a first one of each pair of metallic small loop transmission coils is coupled to a second one of the pair in parallel and a size of the first one of each pair is different from that of the second one of the pair, such that when a distance between the target device and the first surface is changed, one of the pair of metallic small loop transmission coils is enabled to be resonant with the coil antenna.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

03/22/18 / #20180082521

Gaming machine

A gaming machine in which, in relation to repetitive game play, the monotony of the game involving the selection of an option is resolved is provided. When a predetermined condition is satisfied in a game run in a gaming machine, a selection game is executed so that one of options is selected and a benefit corresponding to the selected option is awarded. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/22/18 / #20180082131

Vehicle detection, tracking and localization based on enhanced anti-perspective transformation

A method for a vehicle management system with a perspective view camera generating perspective images of vehicles in a traffic direction, including performing an anti-perspective transform on the perspective images; separating each anti-perspective image into sub-images along one of a radial direction and a tangential direction relative to the traffic direction; determining a scale factor for each sub-image based upon measuring a scale of each vehicle at plural positions in one image using a frame difference method performing a scale transform for each sub-image using the corresponding scale factors for the sub-image; combining each of the scale transformed sub-images for each vehicle into corresponding enhanced anti-perspective images; performing vehicle detection for each vehicle based a combination of the enhanced anti-perspective images in which tracking is enhanced with an optimized detection box size range determined by the enhanced anti-perspective images; and performing vehicle tracking for each vehicle based on the combination of the enhanced anti-perspective images in which detecting is enhanced with the optimized detection box size range determined by the enhanced anti-perspective images.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

03/22/18 / #20180080050

Highly specific delivery of polynucleotides to the cell nucleus via compression

The subject invention pertains to delivering a polynucleotide into a target cell, particularly, into the nucleus of the target cell. The method comprises the steps of contacting the polynucleotide with the cell and applying pressure on the polynucleotide and the cell in a manner that forces the polynucleotide into the cell. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/22/18 / #20180078564

Lanthanide toolbox for multi-modal, non-invasive tumor specific theranostic prodrugs

The present disclosure relates to theranostic prodrugs with responsive signals in-vitro or in-vivo and uses thereof. It also relates to synthesized europium complexes for evaluating the binding with integrin αvβ3.. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/15/18 / #20180076850

Interference detection and mitigation in power line communication

A power-line communication (plc) receiver has a filter, a time domain processor, a frequency-domain processor, and a forward-error-correction decoder. A narrow-band frequency detector attached to the frequency-domain processor examines the frequency-domain signal for a highest-power sub-carrier frequency. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/15/18 / #20180075669

Inclinometer methods and systems for generating and calibrating an in-vehicle inclination angle

Provided herein are inclinometer methods and systems for generating an in-vehicle inclination angle (θr). An inclinometer method can include measuring an acceleration ({dot over (ν)}) of a vehicle or a vehicle member, measuring a pitch angular velocity (q) of a computer, measuring a longitudinal accelerometer signal (ax,s) of the computer, generating an in-vehicle pitch angle (θ) of the vehicle or the vehicle member, calibrating an inclinometer-vehicle relative misalignment pitch offset angle (θp) of the vehicle or the vehicle member comprising a stationary-mode or a dynamic-mode, and generating an in-vehicle inclination angle (θr) of the vehicle or the vehicle member.. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/15/18 / #20180075319

3d building extraction apparatus, method and system

Disclosed is a method for 3d building extraction, comprising: extracting building footprints from one or more stereo images for a building; determining, from rational polynomial coefficient of the stereo images, first height estimation of the extracted building footprints; obtaining, from multi-temporal sar images for the building, scatters with stable attributes; determining second height estimation for the determined scatters; and combining the first height estimation and the second height estimation to generate a fused height for each of the extracted building footprints.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

03/15/18 / #20180074458

Efficiently generating a high quality patterned-phase-only hologram for display on a single device

System and methods for efficiently generating a high quality patterned-phase-only hologram that can be displayed on a single device are disclosed. A digital image of a holographed subject is measured as a distribution of the intensity of pixels in the image, or as an intensity image, and uniformly partitioned into a plurality of non-overlapping image blocks. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/15/18 / #20180072866

Degradable synthetic fiber composition and manufacturing method and product thereof

The present invention relates to a degradable synthetic fiber composition, a manufacturing method thereof, and a degradable synthetic fiber product manufactured therefrom; wherein the degradable synthetic fiber composition comprises a polymer and two or more transition metal salts dispersed in the polymer; at least one of the two or more transition metal salts is a polyvalent metal salt. The present invention may degrade polymer such as polyester, polyamide, and polystyrene, two or more transition metal additives are selected to produce a synergistic effect, thereby directly improving the utilization of ultraviolet light and visible light; the present invention is the first application of oxidative-biodegradation to synthetic fiber, and can be commercially produced by existing equipment; the formulations and methods of the present invention particularly can be applied directly in weaving techniques such as nonwovens, to further reduce the environmental pollution caused by waste.. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/08/18 / #20180068773

Apparatus for negative stiffness

An apparatus for negative stiffness including one or more solenoids for generating a magnetic field. A moveable magnet is moveable relative to the one or more solenoids through the one or more solenoids. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/08/18 / #20180068619

Pixel circuit

A pixel circuit includes a selection transistor, a driving transistor, an emissive element, a first capacitor, a reference transistor and a second capacitor. The selection transistor is coupled to a gate line and a data line. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/08/18 / #20180066485

Modular system and method for controlling subsea operations

The invention concerns a modular system for controlling subsea operations. The modular system comprises a control room structure at a top side location, the control room structure is provided with a fixed modular connection assembly. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/08/18 / #20180065946

Miliusanes as antiviral agents

The present disclosure relates to miliusane and analogs thereof that are useful as anti-virals, such as anti-hiv and anti-influenza virus agents. The present disclosure provides methods for treating viral infections, such as aids, hiv, and influenza infections.. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/01/18 / #20180062596

Linear-in-db, low-voltage, programmable/variable gain amplifier (pga) using recursive current division

A programmable-gain amplifier (pga) has programming steps that are linear when expressed in decibels (linear-in-db). A recursive current division (rcd) resistor network generates currents that are selected by programmable switches to connect to a summing node input of an amplifier. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/01/18 / #20180062388

Dynamic hybrid control

The present invention relates to a system and method for controlling a power plant in a marine vessel. The system comprises at least one switchboard further comprising,a plurality of power plant members including, power suppliers such as power generators and energy storage elements, at least one consumer, and a dynamic hybrid control unit comprising a measurement means for monitoring predetermined power plant and vessel related parameters,and a computational means for computing and predicting power and energy requirements in the power plant for varying time spans into the future. ... The Kong Company Llc

03/01/18 / #20180057428

Enhancing thermal stability of bulk heterojunction solar cells with fluorenone derivatives

The present invention relates to the provision of an organic compound or compounds containing a fluorenone derivative structure or its substituted derivatives to enhance the thermal stability of organic solar cells.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

03/01/18 / #20180055176

Hair iron with variable diameter structure

The invention discloses a hair iron with a variable diameter structure, comprising a handle and rolling components which comprise a hair roller, two fixed bases and two rotating blades, wherein the handle and rolling components are connected via the securing joint connection between a slot and a fixed base; the hair roller further comprises a fixed rolling element, a movable rolling element, an axis and two auxiliary rolling elements; a knob is provided at the outer end of the handle corresponding to the slot, and is in a tenon joint with the rotating blades of this end; by twisting the knob, the rotating blades drive the movable rolling element and two auxiliary rolling elements to move, so as to adjust the diameter of the hair roller. The hair iron of the invention, which is compact in structure and easy to use, can roll out various curls with sizes of 32 mm-38 mm.. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/22/18 / #20180053928

Separator for a rechargeable battery

The invention provides a coating or film adapted to be arranged between a separator and at least one electrode of a rechargeable battery. The coating or film comprises a first material capable of forming a porous layer and allowing a passage of ions therethrough; wherein, in response to temperature change, the first material porous layer is adapted to substantially close pores in said first material porous layer to thereby substantially reduce or prevent further passage of ions through the first material.. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/22/18 / #20180051529

Method and valve assembly for flushing of debris

The invention concerns a method for flushing of debris from a valve assembly arranged in a fluid line. The valve assembly comprises at least two flow regulating units arranged in series between an inlet and an outlet of the valve assembly. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/22/18 / #20180051489

Fingerprint lock

A fingerprint lock is disclosed herein, comprising a lock hook and a lock body, wherein the lock body comprises an upper housing, a lower housing, a main body and a fingerprint sensor component, the main body is located between the upper housing and the lower housing, and the upper housing is provided with a first opening; the main body comprises a battery, a main board, a bracket, a speed-reducing motor, a cam, a lock tongue and a pin, and the speed-reducing motor is mounted on the main board through the bracket, the battery, main board, bracket and speed-reducing motor are located between the upper housing and the lower housing in sequence, and the lock tongue is connected to one end of the speed-reducing motor through the cam; the fingerprint sensor component comprises a sensor body and a sensor cover, the sensor body being located between the battery and the sensor cover, and the sensor cover being matched with the first opening and clamped in the first opening; a first end of the lock hook is provided with a spring, and the first end is connected with the lock tongue by a snap spring and a movable touch block.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

02/22/18 / #20180051324

Kit and a method for determining the presence or amount of a target nucleic acid sequence in a sample

A method for determining the presence or amount of a target nucleic acid sequence in a sample, uses magnetic particles loaded with a probe and polystyrene particles loaded with a probe, in particular a different probe, for directly or indirectly detecting the presence or amount of the target nucleic acid sequence which is in particular indicative of a disease. The methods of the present invention allow for determining target nucleic acid sequences even in low abundance and in complex samples with advantageous sensitivity and, thus, represent promising approaches which can in particular be used in the diagnosis of several diseases and health conditions. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/22/18 / #20180051161

Polymeric waveguide with single dopant

The present invention relates to the use of dopants for polymer optical fibres or polymer waveguides containing the dopants, sensors in the polymer optical fibres or polymer waveguides, which may be used in the biomedical industry for the measurement of different physiological and physical variables.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

02/22/18 / #20180049858

Hernia mesh and its preparation method

The present application relates to a hernia mesh and its preparation method. A preparation method of hernia mesh comprises selecting and adding a first material particle into a filler tube attached to a 3d printer, and making an external pressure pipe connected; heating the filler tube to a first temperature, and maintaining for a first preset time to remove moisture contained in the first material particle; continuously heating the filler tube to a second temperature, and maintaining for a second preset time to completely melt the first material particle; continuously heating filler tube to a third temperature, and using a designed hernia mesh 3d print file to prepare the hernia mesh by the 3d printer. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/15/18 / #20180048068

Aperture-coupled microstrip-line feed for circularly polarized patch antenna

An aperture coupled, single fed, microstrip line feed for a circularly polarized patch antenna is provided that can transmit transmissions with a low profile, wide impedance, and axial ratio bandwidths. The circularly polarized patch antenna includes a double sided printed circuit board with a non-linear slots etched into a ground plane of one side of the printed circuit board, with a printed microstrip line printed on the opposite side of the printed circuit board. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/15/18 / #20180047272

Baby detection for electronic-gate environments

A baby detection system and corresponding method are provided. The baby detection system includes a camera configured to capture an input image of a subject purported to be a baby and presented at an electronic-gate system. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/15/18 / #20180046646

Mass transit surveillance camera system

A mass transit surveillance system and corresponding method are provided. The mass transit surveillance system includes a camera configured to capture an input image of a subject purported to be a baby and presented at a mass transit environment. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/15/18 / #20180046645

Smuggling detection system

A smuggling detection system and corresponding method are provided. The smuggling detection system includes a camera configured to capture an input image of a subject purported to be a baby. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/15/18 / #20180045588

Coated nanofiller/polymer composite sensor network for guided-wave-based structural health monitoring

A method for forming a structural-strain sensor network on a structure is provided. The sensor network has plural nanocomposite sensing elements having high sensitivity, and can be quickly fabricated. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/15/18 / #20180045200

Screw compressor

A screw compressor includes a screw rotor, an electric motor for driving the screw rotor, bearings supporting the screw rotor and casings housing these members. The screw compressor also includes an oil feeding passage formed in the casing for feeding oil on a high pressure side to the bearings by a differential pressure between the high pressure side and a low pressure side and an oil feeding amount adjusting unit placed in a middle of the oil feeding passage, the oil feeding amount adjusting unit includes a cylinder, a valve element provided to reciprocate inside the cylinder, and plural flow paths provided in the valve element having different flow path areas, the plural flow paths are switched to adjust an oil feeding amount to be fed to the bearings by moving the valve element in accordance with the differential pressure between the high pressure side and the low pressure side.. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/15/18 / #20180044622

Immobilized reaction device and a method for carrying out a reaction by utilizing the immobilization technology

The present invention provides an immobilized reaction device and a method for carrying out reaction by utilizing the immobilization technology. The immobilized reaction device includes a columnar reactor with an inlet and an outlet. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/15/18 / #20180043633

System for printing an object and a method for printing an object

A system and a method for printing an object includes a display module arranged to display a two-dimensional representation within a two-dimensional space, the two-dimensional representation being arranged to represent a two-dimensional view of a three-dimensional object within the two-dimensional space; a processing module arranged to transform the two-dimensional representation into a plurality of two-dimensional expressions arranged to individually represent a portion of the three-dimensional object; and a printing module arranged to form the three-dimensional object from a fluid medium arranged to transform its physical state in response to a manipulated illumination exposed thereto, wherein the manipulated illumination exposed to the fluid medium is associated with the plurality of two-dimensional expressions disposed therebetween, and with the inner surface of the printed three-dimensional object being arranged to match the outer surface of a real-world object inserted therein.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

02/08/18 / #20180039141

Composite photoalignment layer

A composite photoalignment layer for aligning liquid crystal molecules includes: a monomeric material; a photoinitiator or a thermal initiator; and an azo dye material. A method for preparing a composite photoalignment layer for aligning liquid crystal molecules includes: mixing, in solution form, a monomeric material, a photoinitiator or a thermal initiator, and an azo dye material; coating the mixed solution onto a substrate to form a thin film; exposing the thin film to polarized light; and, with a thermal initiator, heating the thin film to polymerize the monomeric material and form a solid thin film.. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/08/18 / #20180038514

Shaped memory alloy (sma) valve assembly for controlling pressurized air supply to air cells in a vehicle seat

A shaped memory alloy (sma) valve assembly includes a plurality of sma valves and a main printed circuit board carrying electronic components and conductors for operating the sma valves. Each sma valve includes a pressure chamber having a port. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/08/18 / #20180038185

Tool for closed well operation

The invention relates to a tool and associated method for making closed operation in subsea wells possible, without the use of cable or coiled tubing up to the rig or ship. The object of this solution is to move such operations to lighter and more cost efficient vessels or ships which are not necessarily required to handle hydrocarbons up to the deck of the vessel. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/08/18 / #20180035933

Determination of a concentration of an analyte in a subject

A method for determining a concentration of an analyte in a subject includes irradiating a part of the subject with electromagnetic radiation, wherein a part of the subject comprises biological molecules arranged to absorb the electromagnetic radiation and to emit fluorescence in response. The method also includes measuring fluorescence emitted to obtain data representative of a fluorescence decay. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/01/18 / #20180034292

Portable power source with removal warning function

A portable power source with removal warning function includes a large battery, a interface, a charging and discharging circuit, a wireless communication module, an alarm module; and a processor. The interface can connect to one of an external power supply and battery (ed battery) of an electronic device. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/01/18 / #20180033202

Method and system for virtual shoes fitting

A method for virtual shoes fitting includes providing two augmented reality (ar) reference papers, each having a plurality of ar markers and a standard size reference object, one reference paper being placed on a ground and the other ar reference paper being placed directly behind and at right angle to the ground; and providing a mobile device having a camera, a processor, and a machine-readable medium with instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to produce ar markers on the mobile device, and automatically taking photos of a user's foot placed on the ar reference paper on the ground together with the standard size reference object. A system for virtual shoes fitting is also disclosed.. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/01/18 / #20180031661

System and method for continuous wave constant amplitude on-resonance and off-resonance spin-lock for magnetic resonance imaging

Mri techniques provide robust imaging in the presence of inhomogeneity in the b1 (rf) and/or b0 magnetic fields. The techniques include using a magnetization prep sequence that includes an adiabatic half passage (ahp) followed by a spin-lock pulse, followed by a reverse ahp, after which a data acquisition sequence can be applied. ... The Kong Company Llc

02/01/18 / #20180030609

Surface mechanical attrition treatment (smat) methods and systems for modifying nanostructures

Described herein are systems and methods for performing a surface mechanical attrition treatment (smat) to the surface of a variety of materials including thin films, nanomaterials, and other delicate and brittle materials. In an aspect, a surface of a material is modified to a modified surface and from an original state to a modified state, wherein the modified state comprises a physical modification, a chemical modification, or a biological modification. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/25/18 / #20180026528

Power converter and power conversion method

A power converter comprising one or more switch blocks. Each switch block has: a plurality of switch-pairs each having two switches connected in series to each other; a plurality of primary nodes each interconnecting the switches in a respective switch-pair; and a plurality of secondary nodes, each switch-pair being connected in series to an adjacent switch-pair through a said secondary node to form a serial chain of switch-pairs, the secondary nodes including a secondary node at one end of said serial chain and a secondary node at another end of said serial chain. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/25/18 / #20180025532

Electronic system for creating an image and a method of creating an image

An electronic system and a method for creating an image includes a display arranged to display a plurality of two-dimensional representations within a three-dimensional space, wherein the plurality of two-dimensional representations are arranged to individually represent a portion of a three-dimensional object within the three-dimensional space; and an imager arranged to capture the plurality of two-dimensional representations being displayed within the three-dimensional space; wherein the plurality of two-dimensional representations in a plurality of predefined positions are combined to form an image representative of the three-dimensional object within the three-dimensional space.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

01/25/18 / #20180025243

Login access control for secure/private data

A login access control system is provided. The login access control system includes a camera configured to capture an input image of a subject purported to be a person and attempting to login to a system to access secure data. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/25/18 / #20180025242

Security system for facility access control

A facility access control system and corresponding method are provided. The facility access control system includes a camera configured to capture an input image of a subject attempting to enter or exit a restricted facility. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/25/18 / #20180025217

Liveness detection for antispoof face recognition

A face recognition system and corresponding method are provided. The face recognition system includes a camera configured to capture an input image of a subject purported to be a person. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/25/18 / #20180025213

Camera system for traffic enforcement

A traffic enforcement system and corresponding method are provided. The traffic enforcement system includes a camera configured to capture an input image of one or more subjects in a motor vehicle. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/25/18 / #20180025141

Physical system access control

A machine access control system and corresponding method are provided. The machine access control system includes a camera configured to capture an input image of a subject purported to be a person associated with operating a particular workplace machine. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/25/18 / #20180024127

Optochemical detector and a method for fabricating an optochemical detector

An optochemical detector and a method for fabricating an optochemical detector includes a light generation unit arranged to emit a light signal; a probe cell unit arranged to alter at least one physical characteristic of the light signal in response to an interaction with a target substance; and a light detection unit arranged to receive the light signal altered by the probe cell unit; wherein a detection of the target substance is characterized by a change in the at least one physical characteristic altered by the probe cell unit.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

01/25/18 / #20180023617

Remote control assembly

A remote control assembly includes a sheath having a longitudinal axis along a length thereof and defining an interior. A liner is disposed within the interior and coupled to the sheath. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/18/18 / #20180017833

Standing helix ferroelectric liquid crystal display cell

A standing helix ferroelectric liquid crystal display cell includes: two transparent substrates (102a, 102b); a ferroelectric liquid crystal layer (104) comprising ferroelectric liquid crystals in a standing helix configuration, the ferroelectric liquid crystal layer (104) being disposed between the two transparent substrates (102a, 102b), the ferroelectric liquid crystals having a helix axis perpendicular to the two substrates (102a, 102b) and chiral smectic liquid crystal helix pitch shorter than a wavelength of a polarized light normally impinging at least one of the two transparent substrates (102a, 102b); and inter-digital electrodes (105), disposed in plane with the two transparent substrates (102a, 102b), configured to apply an electric field to the ferroelectric liquid crystal layer (104) that provides a driving voltage below a critical voltage for helix unwinding.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

01/18/18 / #20180017096

Remote control assembly

A remote control assembly includes a sheath (22) having a longitudinal axis along a length thereof and defining an interior. A core element is disposed within the interior and extends along the length. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/18/18 / #20180014978

Medical pressure sock with improved ankle medial pressure and antibacterial function

A medical pressure sock with an antibacterial fabric packing and an adhesive structure is provided. The antibacterial fabric packing is arranged on the inner surface. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/11/18 / #20180012613

Phonetic posteriorgrams for many-to-one voice conversion

A method for converting speech using phonetic posteriorgrams (ppgs). A target speech is obtained and a ppg is generated based on acoustic features of the target speech. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/11/18 / #20180011303

Methods and systems for generating non-diffracting light sheets for multicolor fluorescence microscopy

Methods and systems for generating non-diffracting light sheets for multicolor fluorescence microscopy are disclosed. A method for generating a non-diffracting light patterned bessel sheet comprises transmitting an input light beam through a fourier transform lens the input light beam has a spatial intensity pattern at a first plane, and a fourier plane is formed after the fourier transform lens to obtain a first light beam; transmitting the first light beam through an annulus mask to obtain a second light beam; and transmitting the second light beam through an excitation objective lens to form a non-diffracting patterned light sheet. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/11/18 / #20180010715

Flexible conduit assembly for the flow of fluids and a procedure for shaping the flexible conduit for the flow of fluids

A fluid flow conduit assembly includes a flexible conduit having a closed cross section, and a connector. The connector has first and second layers with the flexible conduit extending between the first and second layers, and wherein the first and second layers are permanently attached to each other outside of the flexible conduit.. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/11/18 / #20180010265

Bio-based degradable knitted fabric with antibacterial effect

A biodegradable antibacterial knitted fabric, a cross section of the knitted fabric includes a front side of cross section made of wool short fiber yarns, an intermediate connection layer of cross section capable of transferring moisture and a rear side of cross section made of antibacterial filaments; the intermediate connection layer of cross section is made of filament yarns having a special shape capable of being inserted into the front side of cross section and the rear side of cross section so that the front side of cross section is connected with the rear side of cross section. The biodegradable antibacterial knitted fabric proposed by the present application has a long time significant antibacterial effect by adopting a cross section structure with three layers and antibacterial material, and does not contain any antimicrobials and metal ions, and has the advantages of low cost, easy manufacturing and long lasting antibacterial effect.. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/11/18 / #20180010253

Method and apparatus for structural coloration of metallic surfaces

Materials for, and methods of, colorizing a metallic surface with micro-gratings using vibration cutting technologies are provided. Micro-gratings on aluminum, brass, and stainless steel surfaces can be rapidly created to effect, under illumination, at least one color observable in the visible spectrum using elliptical vibration texturing, a vibration-assisted mechanical cutting process. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/11/18 / #20180009351

Adjustment mechanism for a seat

A seat, such as a vehicle seat, includes an assembly for use in adjusting a seat support relative to a seat frame to provide a varying level of support to a seat occupant. The assembly includes a chassis mounted on the seat support, a screw drive supported on the chassis, an actuator coupled to the screw drive, a drive block engaging the screw drive, and first and second cables extending from the assembly for adjustable attachment to the seat frame.. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/11/18 / #20180009343

Massage cell arrangement and massage cell system

A massage cell arrangement for a vehicle seat comprising a plurality of inflatable/deflatable fluid cells arranged in a series of successive fluid cells. The fluid cells are arranged to overlap with one another such that in each pair of successive cells a first cell and a second cell are partially covering each other. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/11/18 / #20180008937

Composite molecular sieve membrane, preparation process and use thereof

A composite molecular sieve membrane, preparation method and use thereof are provided in the embodiments. The composite molecular sieve membrane includes a support layer and a molecular sieve membrane layer, wherein the support layer is a high-porosity and porous ceramic which is made of nano- or submicron ceramic powder materials or ceramic material precursors prepared through an electrospinning process. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/11/18 / #20180008507

Massage cell arrangement and massage cell system

A massage cell arrangement comprising a plurality of inflatable/deflatable cells arranged in a first series of successive cells, a plurality of inflatable/deflatable cells arranged in a second series of successive cells, the cells of a series of successive cells being substantially aligned along the main direction of extension of the series of successive cells, the first and second series being aligned such that the main direction of extension of the first series coincides with the main direction of extension of the second series, the first and second series being arranged such that two successive cells of the first series together cover 10-100% of a major surface area of a cell of the second series and wherein each of said two successive cells of the first series cover 5-95% of the major surface area of said cell of the second series.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

01/11/18 / #20180008002

Insole assembly

An insole assembly is provided comprising an insole having an upper surface upon which an underside of a foot may contact and be supported. The insole assembly has at least one protrusion which projects away from the upper surface of the insole. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/04/18 / #20180006538

Electric motor

An electric motor comprising a stator and a rotor. The stator has at least one resonant circuit and the rotor has at least one resonant circuit rotatable with the rotor relative to at least one stator resonant circuit such that at least one rotor resonant circuit is angularly displaceable relative to at least one stator resonant circuit. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/04/18 / #20180006248

Design and synthesis of porphyrin materials for highly efficient organic photovoltaics

The present disclosure relates to porphyrin small molecules substitutes designed and synthesized for bulk heterojunction (bhj) organic solar cells (oscs). Provided are synthesized materials with strong and ordered self-assembly property, leading to form bi-continuous, interpenetrating networks which are required for efficient charge separation and transport in organic solar cells. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/04/18 / #20180002381

Hydrocarbon-stapled polypeptides for enhancement of endosome-lysosomal degradation

The present invention relates to a beclin1-uvrag complex structure which reveals a tightly packed coiled coil assembly with beclin 1 and uvrag residues complementing each other to form a stable dimeric complex. This potent physical interaction is critical for uvrag-dependent egfr degradation but less critical for autophagy. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/04/18 / #20180002348

Phenothiazine-pyridine compounds and uses thereof

The present invention provides a novel phenothiazine-pyridine compound that is an effective photosensitizer useful for photodynamic therapy. Also provided is a method for inhibiting cell proliferation or for treating a disease involving inappropriate cell proliferation.. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/04/18 / #20180001241

Water filter

A filter cartridge includes a removable filter. The filter cartridge includes housing that connects to a manifold at one end and has a removable cover at another end. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/04/18 / #20180001237

Reusable filter system

A reusable fluid filter system is disclosed. The fluid filter system includes a reusable fluid filter unit that encloses two or more filter elements. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/04/18 / #20180000725

Orally-dissolving films for drug delivery through the oral cavity

Orally dissolving films including a pharmaceutically active ingredient having a low bioavailability due to first-pass metabolism and/or low water solubility upon oral administration and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, and a medical application thereof.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

01/04/18 / #20180000048

Pet toy with multi-function modules

A pet toy includes an anchor member and at least one ring member connected thereto. The ring member has a noise making device. ... The Kong Company Llc

01/04/18 / #20180000047

Cat toy with pronged mounting base

The pet toy comprises a body resembling an animal such as a bird with a laser light source mounted in the body. The body is attached to an elongate flexible wand or spring. ... The Kong Company Llc

12/28/17 / #a method of removing organic carbon in biological wastewater treatment includes the steps of:
12/28/17 / #20170370872

Electrochemical detector

An electrochemical detector including at least one substance selection structure disposed adjacent or proximate to an electronic device structure, wherein the substance selection structure is arranged to interact with a target substance so as to alter an electrical characteristic of the electronic device structure.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

12/28/17 / #20170367776

Robotic catheter system for mri-guided cardiovascular interventions

Mri-guided robotics offers possibility for physicians to perform interventions remotely on confined anatomy. While the pathological and physiological changes could be visualized by high-contrast volumetric mri scan during the procedure, robots promise improved navigation with added dexterity and precision. ... The Kong Company Llc

12/21/17 / #20170365748

Material for an electronic device

A material for an electronic device includes a substance arranged to emit light in a predetermined range of wavelength upon receiving an excitation energy, wherein the substance includes a plurality of carbon nitride particles and a siloxane material. A method of producing the material and a light emitting device including the material are also described.. ... The Kong Company Llc

12/21/17 / #20170365228

Driving scheme for ferroelectric liquid crystal displays

Systems and methods for driving a pixel of a liquid crystal pixel array with a driving circuit are provided. An exemplary method includes: providing a data signal (dm) to a storage element via the first transistor (t1); and providing a ramping voltage signal (vramp) to a gate of a second transistor (t2) of the driving circuit to control the on-off status of the second transistor (t2); wherein the ramping voltage signal (vramp) is based on data stored at the storage element; and wherein a duration of an on-state of the second transistor (t2) corresponds to a transmitting state for the pixel.. ... The Kong Company Llc

12/21/17 / #20170363165

Velocity dependent brake for clutch actuator

A clutch actuator assembly includes a drive member, a threaded rod including a first end operatively connected to the drive member, a second end, and an intermediate portion including a plurality of threads extending therebetween. A member is threadably engaged with the plurality of threads of the threaded rod, a clutch actuator member is arranged at the second end of the threaded rod, and a velocity brake is operatively coupled to the threaded rod. ... The Kong Company Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361748

Assembly for adjusting a lumbar region of a seat

An assembly for adjusting a lumbar region of a seat frame. A support is provided for suspension in the frame and is movable between lumbar positions. ... The Kong Company Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361744

Assembly, system, and circuit with combined heating and occupancy detecting for a vehicle seat

Systems, assemblies and circuits are provided for combined heating and occupancy for vehicle seats wherein a plurality of conductors are arranged in a parallel circuit configuration with respect to each other and are attached to a seat mat. Each of the conductors is configured to generate heat in response to receiving an electrical current. ... The Kong Company Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361742

Ventilation device for a vehicle seat assembly

A vehicle seat assembly comprises a seat bottom having a bottom cushion, a seat back coupled to the seat bottom with the seat back having a back cushion, and at least one of the bottom cushion and the back cushion having a passage. The assembly further includes a flow control layer coupled to the cushion having the passage with the flow control layer defining a first support area having a first plurality of slits and a second support area, adjacent to the first support area, having a second plurality of slits. ... The Kong Company Llc

12/14/17 / #20170359052

Exponentially scaling switched capacitor

An exponentially-scaling switched impedance circuit includes: two or more impedance scaling circuits, wherein each impedance scaling circuit comprises: an input port; an output port; and a switched impedance circuit connected in parallel to the output port. Each impedance scaling circuit is configured to provide an effective impedance at the input port corresponding to a scaled-down version of the exponentially-scaling switched impedance circuit. ... The Kong Company Llc

12/14/17 / #20170356543

Shifter assembly

A shifter assembly selects a first mode and a second mode of a transmission for a vehicle. The shifter assembly includes a housing and a shift lever movably coupled to the housing and pivotable relative to the housing. ... The Kong Company Llc

12/14/17 / #20170355921

Compressor for refrigeration and air conditioning, and refrigeration and air conditioning device

The present invention provides a compressor for refrigeration and air conditioning and a refrigeration and air conditioning device capable of achieving both favorable environmental performance and favorable refrigeration cycle efficiency. In the compressor for refrigeration and air conditioning, a refrigerator oil containing a polyol ester and a refrigerant containing difluoromethane are enclosed. ... The Kong Company Llc








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