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Current-sharing circuit for dc-dc converters

Two or more power converters are connected in parallel to supply power current to a joining node through connecting resistors. An output voltage before the connecting resistor in each power converter is sampled and divided by a sampling ratio to generate sampled voltages for each power converter. ... The Kong Company Llc

Efficient annotation of large sample group

A method for annotating a batch of original samples is provided. A first subset of original samples, selected from the batch and determined by minimizing an entropy-mean difference between the first subset and the batch, is used for human annotation to yield human-annotated samples. ... The Kong Company Llc

Anomaly detection for medical samples under multiple settings

Using multiple imaging modes in whole slide image screening is potentially useful to reduce false positives. To use multiple imaging modes, a method for locating anomalies on a medical sample from an image thereof uses an anomaly-detection process that comprises using plural base classifiers individually to classify an object-of-interest suspected to be an anomaly. ... The Kong Company Llc

Urinary polyamines as prostate cancer detection biomarkers

The present disclosure relates to urinary polyamines useful as prostate cancer biomarkers and a sensitive and specific, method for detecting and quantifying urinary polymaines using lanthanide complexes.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

Air conditioner

Provided is a air conditioner including high-and-low-pressure gas pipe expansion valves each of which is provided to a corresponding one of the cooling-heating switching units and adjusts feeding of high-temperature and high-pressure gas refrigerant to the corresponding indoor unit; and a refrigeration cycle controller which adjusts a valve opening degree of the high-and-low-pressure gas pipe expansion valve of the cooling-heating switching unit connected to one of the indoor units which is not in heating operation, in accordance with a determination result on excess or deficiency of refrigerant in a refrigeration cycle.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

Burst-based transmission scheduling in a wireless communication system

Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for burst-based transmission scheduling. One apparatus includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. ... The Kong Company Llc

Determining a harq-ack response codebook in a wireless communication system

Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for determining a hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (harq-ack) codebook. One apparatus includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. ... The Kong Company Llc

Low-loss silicon on insulator based dielectric microstrip line

Systems and methods which provide low-loss dielectric microstrip line (dml) circuits for use with respect to signals in the terahertz frequency range are described. Low-loss dml integrated circuits of embodiments, such as may comprise dml transmission lines, dml couplers, dml crossovers, etc., may be based on silicon technology and are adapted for signal frequencies in the range of 750-925 ghz. ... The Kong Company Llc

Integration of silicon thin-film transistors and metal-oxide thin film transistors

This disclosure relates generally to the three-dimensional (3d) integrated thin-film transistors (tfts) with silicon and metal-oxide (mo) semiconductors as the active layers. In one or more embodiments, an apparatus is provided that comprises a first transistor comprising a silicon active layer, and a second transistor comprising a metal oxide active layer. ... The Kong Company Llc

Emi shielded integrated circuit packages and methods of making the same

An integrated circuit package with a plurality of embedded electromagnetic interference (emi) shielding and methods of making the same are disclosed. The integrated circuit packages include the use of a pre-assembled circuit module and an interposer. ... The Kong Company Llc

Resonator for force detection

Provided herein is a resonator for force detection. The resonator comprises a stack of: a cavity containing a cavity medium having a first refractive index; a first diffraction grating having a grating period; and a first covering medium having a second refractive index. ... The Kong Company Llc

Methods and systems for tumor detection

Methods are provided to improve the positive predictive value for cancer detection using cell-free nucleic acid samples. Various embodiments are directed to applications (e.g., diagnostic applications) of the analysis of the fragmentation patterns and size of cell-free dna, e.g., plasma dna and serum dna, including nucleic acids from pathogens, including viruses. ... The Kong Company Llc

Size-based genomic analysis

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for performing a prenatal diagnosis of a sequence imbalance are provided. A shift (e.g. ... The Kong Company Llc

One-step strategy for ultra-fast and low cost mass production of plastic membrane microfluidic chips

A method for fabricating flexible microfluidic chips with plastic membranes. In particular, the present invention provides a single-step method for microchannel fabrication of microfluidic chips in a fast and cost-efficient manner.. ... The Kong Company Llc

08/16/18 / #20180234149

Method and apparatus for channel state information (csi) reporting in a massive mimo communications system

Provided is a method of base station (bs) for channel state information (csi) acquisition in a massive multiple input/multiple output (mimo) communication system. The method comprises the steps at the bs of sending a set of beamformed reference signals (rss) to a user equipment (ue) and receiving from said ue an indication of a subset of said set of beamformed rss and csi acquired by said ue for only said subset of said set of beamformed rss. ... The Kong Company Llc

08/16/18 / #20180231436

Apparatus and method for testing performance of an electrosurgical tool

A system and method of an apparatus for testing performance of an electrosurgical tool includes a frame, a clamp module coupled to the frame and configured to retain a test material in an selected orientation, a tool module coupled to the frame and configured to grip an electrosurgical tool, and wherein the apparatus is configured to allow a user to perform a controllable cut to evaluate the cutting performance of the electrosurgical tool, wherein performance is based on determining a resistance force between the electrosurgical tool and the test material as the electrosurgical tool performs the controllable cut and a determination of non-stickness of the electrosurgical tool.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

08/16/18 / #20180228815

Naringenin and asiatic acid combination treatment of cancers

The present invention resides in the surprising discovery of the previously unrecognized synergistic effects resulted from combined use of narigenin and asiatic acid. New methods and compositions are therefore provided for the treatment or prevention of various types of cancer.. ... The Kong Company Llc

08/16/18 / #20180228709

Skin-protection composition containing dendrobium-based ingredients

The present invention relates to a skin-protection composition that comprises stilbenoid(s) and/or stilbenoid-containing extract(s) obtained from dendrobium plants, such as dendrobium officinale and dendrobium nobile for the management of melanogenesis, skin-darkening and skin-aging. More particularly, it relates to the usage of dendrobium ingredients and stilbenoids to reduce the formation of melanin in melanocytes. ... The Kong Company Llc

08/09/18 / #20180224345

Electric device for detecting pressure

An electric device for detecting pressure and a pressure sensor includes an electric current channel arranged to conduct an electric current, wherein the electric current channel is disposed adjacent or proximate to a pressure sensitive structure. Upon the pressure sensitive structure being subjected to a change of an external pressure, the pressure sensitive structure is arranged to manipulate a first electrical characteristic of the electric current channel.. ... The Kong Company Llc

08/09/18 / #20180223988

Shift-by-wire shift unit for shifting a transmission of a vehicle

The present invention relates to a shift-by-wire shift unit for shifting a transmission of a vehicle between r, n, d and p states, including a mono-stable selector element (2) that can be moved in opposite directions, wherein the shift arrangement is arranged such that the transmission states r and d can be reached by moving the selector element horizontally from the mono-stable position in a first direction and in a second, opposite direction, respectively, and including a separate input element (4) for change to transmission state n, characterized in that the shift unit is arranged such that the transmission state is changeable from d to r directly by moving the selector element (2) in the first direction, and from r to d directly by moving the selector element (2) in the second, opposite direction, and the selector element (2) includes a button element, and the shift unit is arranged such that, when the vehicle is at rest and the transmission is in d or r, actuating the button element effects a change to the transmission state p.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

08/09/18 / #20180223897

Gearshift assembly

The present invention is directed to a gearshift assembly comprising base, a shift lever (1) having an overmoulded ball portion (10) which is received in a socket (20) fixed in the base, the socket having a sidewall with an inner surface forming part of a sphere to provide a pivotal mounting for the ball portion for pivotal movement of the shift lever over a pivotal movement range, the socket having vertical slots (22) in the sidewall which have parallel vertical side edges and which are open at their upper ends to allow a sidewall portion between adjacent vertical slots to elastically flex outwardly during insertion of the ball portion into the socket, the ball portion (10) comprising a pattern of recesses having straight side walls, characterized in that the pattern of recesses is arranged such that all sidewalls of the recesses (12, 14, 16, 18) are inclined with respect to side edges (24, 26) of the vertical slots (22) over the pivotal movement range of the shift lever (1).. . ... The Kong Company Llc

08/09/18 / #20180223417

High entropy alloy thin film coating and method for preparing the same

A method for preparing a high entropy alloy thin film coating includes preparing a melt alloy by arc melting raw materials including five or more elements, casting the melt alloy into a mold to form a target, placing the target inside a vacuum chamber of a magnetron sputtering system, and rotatably fixing a substrate inside the vacuum chamber, spaced apart from the target. A high entropy alloy thin film is deposited on the substrate by high vacuum radio frequency sputtering inside the vacuum chamber.. ... The Kong Company Llc

08/09/18 / #20180223105

Thermally stable color pigments with nanofiber coating

A method to coat oxide-based color pigments with an ultrasound-assisted coating of nanofiber or other nanostructures in order to enhance heat-fastness and color performance to said color pigments is presented. In particular, the present invention provides a method to coat oxide-based color pigments with nano-coating materials, including but not limited to, alumina and/or silica at different dosage levels, with nanospike, nanoneedle, nanoplate, and/or nanoflower morphology towards enhancing the heat-fastness and color performance of said color pigments.. ... The Kong Company Llc

08/09/18 / #20180221463

Modified nk cells and uses thereof

The present invention provides for modified natural killer (nk) cells that are resistant to tgf-β stimulation due to suppressed smad3 activity in these cells. Also provided are compositions comprising these modified nk cells, as well as methods of treating cancer by using the cells.. ... The Kong Company Llc

08/02/18 / #20180217375

Augmented reality systems and methods

The present disclosure describes augmented reality (ar) methods and systems allowing one or more user to observe a virtual image (e.g., computer generated image) overlaid on a physical scene (e.g., actual real life surroundings). Embodiments herein allow components of the ar methods and systems to be decoupled from each other, such that a user is able to view a virtual image overlaid on a physical scene while simply wearing thin, lightweight holographic spectacles.. ... The Kong Company Llc

08/02/18 / #20180216004

Low birefringence ferroelectric liquid crystal mixtures

A low birefringence ferroelectric liquid crystal (flc) mixture composed of at least two components shows birefringence in the range 0.05 to 0.14, which is suitable for the modern display and photonic devices. The cell gap can be tuned from 1.5 μm to 4 μm to reduces the fabrication complexity and chromatic distortion by electro-optical modulation. ... The Kong Company Llc

08/02/18 / #20180214515

Peptidylic inhibitors targeting c9orf72 hexanucleotide repeat-mediated neurodegeneration

The present invention provides for a novel peptide inhibitor and method for treating neurological disorders related to a hexanucleotide (ggggcc) repeat expansion in the non-coding region of the c9orf72 gene. Also disclosed are related compositions and kits for therapeutic use in the treatment of the pertinent diseases.. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/26/18 / #20180213515

Method and apparatus for resource allocation signaling in a joint transmission cellular communication system

Provided is a method and an apparatus for signaling allocation of resources in a joint transmission communication system. The method includes determining one of a plurality of resource allocation schemes to be implemented by two or more of a plurality of transmission points (tps) comprising a set of coordinated tps for enabling said two or more of said tps to transmit data to a scheduled user equipment (ue). ... The Kong Company Llc

07/26/18 / #20180213134

Optical inspection system

Optical inspection system detects defects of an object, such as an electronic device during manufacturing. The optical inspection system includes a first linear light source that irradiates a first light beam on a top surface of the object along a scan line across the width of the object. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/26/18 / #20180211594

Pixel circuits and pixel array

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

07/26/18 / #20180211404

3d marker model construction and real-time tracking using monocular camera

Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for constructing and using a model for tracking an object are disclosed. The model may be constructed from a plurality of images and a coordinate system defined with respect to the pedestal upon which the object is placed, where the plurality of images correspond to images of the object while the object is placed on a pedestal, and where the pedestal includes a plurality of markers. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/26/18 / #20180211071

Card with electrically conductive points that are readable

A card that includes an electrically non-conductive substrate and a plurality of conductive points disposed on a bottom surface of the non-conductive substrate. The conductive points are connected with a coupling point disposed on a top surface of the substrate through vias that extend through the substrate. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/26/18 / #20180209899

Methods and apparatus for on-chip derivative spectroscopy

A derivative spectroscopy system for achieving a tunable resolution of 2 nm or less in resolving spectral components of an input optical signal is provided so as to estimate derivative spectra of the input optical signal based on the resolved spectral components. In the system, a first dispersive-element structure spectrally decomposes the input optical signal into subband signals. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/26/18 / #20180209536

Interrocker assembly

An interrocker assembly for a transmission includes at least two shift forks for actuating gears in the transmission, each of the at least two shift forks being pivotal and having an end offset relative to each other, at least two actuators cooperating with the at least two shift forks, one of the at least two actuators cooperating with one of the at least two shift forks, and an interrocker being pivotally movable and cooperating with each of the at least two shift forks to securely prevent two gears from being engaged at the same time.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

07/26/18 / #20180208688

Method for surface modification of nanoparticles

A method for surface modification of nanoparticles includes the separate steps of removing ligands from the surface of the nanoparticles to form ligand-free nanoparticles, and mixing new ligands with the ligand-free nanoparticles to form modified nanoparticles.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

07/26/18 / #20180208627

Hydrocarbon-stapled polypeptides for enhancement of endosome-lysosomal degradation

The present invention relates to a beclin 1-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

07/26/18 / #20180207725

System and method for fabricating 3d metal structure

The present invention discloses methods and systems for fabricating a 3d metal structure. The method may comprises: forming one or more layers successively on a substrate, each of the layers comprising a structural material or a sacrificial material; laser machining, by a pulsed laser, each of the formed layers based on a photomask corresponding to the structure to be fabricated; and removing redundant materials from the formed layers to release the fabricated three-dimensional metal structure. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/26/18 / #20180207327

Hybrid implant system and manufacturing method therefor

The present disclosure discloses a hybrid implant system for fixing and repairing orthopedic fracture and a manufacturing method therefor. The hybrid implant system comprises an implant body having holes on both ends and a locking part configured for attaching the implant body to a broken bone through the holes. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/26/18 / #20180207051

Methods and viewing systems for inhibiting ocular refractive disorders from progressing

An optical system including a layer having a reflective surface, the layer is adapted to provide a primary image and a secondary image. The secondary image is provided by a reflection of an object facing the reflective surface, and the primary and the secondary images are viewable by a viewer having a retina. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/19/18 / #20180205337

Method and a system for operating a variable speed motor

The present invention relates to a method of operating a variable speed motor (1) drivingly connected to a multiphase pump (3) via a shaft (4). A power transmission device (20) for transmission of power to the variable speed motor (1) from a power source (2) is provided. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/19/18 / #20180204403

Systems and methods providing anti-counterfeiting with multi-mode luminescent nanotaggants

Systems and methods which provide anti-counterfeiting patterns tagged with multi-mode nanotaggants, such as may comprise single-mode nanoparticles, multi-mode nanoparticles, or a combination thereof, are described. The multi-mode nanotaggants of embodiments are configured to exhibit prescribed emissions by excitation at distinct stimulus wavelengths. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/19/18 / #20180202726

Passive thermal diode

A passive thermal diode (10), comprising: a heat source (12); a heat sink (14); a thermal coupling element (16) removably coupled to the heat source (12) and the heat sink (14); a lever (18), the lever (18) connected to the thermal coupling element (16) via a pivot point (19); and at least one spring (20) connected to the lever (18), the spring (20) comprised of a shape memory alloy, wherein the lever (18) transmits a force to displace the thermal coupling element (16) when the force is produced by the spring (20) on the lever (18).. . ... The Kong Company Llc

07/19/18 / #20180202036

Sapphire thin film coated substrate

A method to transfer a layer of harder thin film substrate onto a softer, flexible substrate. In particular, the present invention provides a method to deposit a layer of sapphire thin film on to a softer and flexible substrate e.g. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/19/18 / #20180202003

Sequence variant analysis of cell-free dna for cancer screening

A frequency of somatic mutations in a biological sample (e.g., plasma or serum) of a subject undergoing screening or monitoring for cancer, can be compared with that in the constitutional dna of the same subject. A parameter can derived from these frequencies and used to determine a classification of a level of cancer. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/19/18 / #20180201512

Yolk-shell-structured material, anode material, anode, battery, and method of forming same

A yolk-shell-structured material (16, 59, 59a, 74) is disclosed as including a plurality of silicon nano-particles (12, 54, 54a, 62) and a cavity (16, 60, 80, 84) enclosed by a micron-sized shell (18, 72) made of carbon nano-particles (14, 56, 58). A method of forming a yolk-shell-structured material with silicon nano-particles (12) and a cavity (16) enclosed by a micron-sized shell (18) made of carbon nano-particles (14) is disclosed as including (a) providing a micron-sized cornstarch core (10), (b) forming a layer of nano silicon-particle (12) on the cornstarch core (10), (c) forming a micron-sized shell (18) of carbon nano-particles (14) on the layer of nano silicon-particle (12), and (d) removing the cornstarch core (10) by heating.. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/19/18 / #20180201168

Lumbar support system for a vehicle seat assembly

One embodiment of a lumbar support system includes one or more air cells adapted to be mounted to a vehicle seat assembly, a pump selectively inflating the air cells, and a valve fluidly connected between the pump and the air cells. The valve includes a body defining a pair of cavities corresponding with each of the air cells. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/12/18 / #20180198015

Semiconductor device and method of forming the same

A diode, uv radiation detector, and method of manufacturing semiconductor device that includes a diode with a substrate having a first side and a second side. The diode includes an active layer having a rocksalt phase crystalline structure of cas disposed on the first side of the substrate, and an electrical contact disposed on the second side of the substrate. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/12/18 / #20180197432

Class assessment tool with a feedback mechanism

A wireless client device having a touchscreen may run a class assessment tool. The tool may have an interface that displays a row of student pictures and names and enables a teacher to assess the students on various key aspects. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/12/18 / #20180197431

Class assessment tool

A wireless client device having a touchscreen may run a class assessment tool. The tool may have an interface that displays a row of student pictures and names and enables a teacher to assess the students on various key aspects. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/12/18 / #20180196459

Bidirectional pedal assembly

A bidirectional pedal assembly for a vehicle. The assembly includes a support mounted on the vehicle and a pedal pivotally coupled to the support about a pivot shaft. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/12/18 / #20180193485

Nanoparticle composition for use in targeting cancer stem cells and method for treatment of cancer

There is disclosed a composition in the form of a nanoparticle. The nanoparticle composition has a diameter from 5 to 500 nanometers. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/05/18 / #20180191261

Dc link module for reducing dc link capacitance

A dc link module for a power circuit comprising a first connector for connecting to a first power conversion circuit, a second connector for connecting to a second power conversion circuit, wherein the second power conversion circuit is connected to a load circuit arranged to at least intermittently operate as a power source to the power circuit, at least one dc link capacitors arranged between said first connector and said second connector for processing a voltage signal received at said first connector or said second connector, and at least one voltage compensation circuits arranged between said first connector and said second connector, said one or more voltage compensation circuits arranged to generate a voltage signal to compensate an ac ripple component in a dc voltage signal appearing across the at least one dc link capacitor.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

07/05/18 / #20180190996

Method for preparing hierarchically porous doped carbon material and its use

A method for preparing a hierarchically porous doped carbon material includes the steps of heating a mixture including an etching agent precursor and a pore-generating agent. The pore-generating agent is embedded in a matrix including a carbon source and a dopant source for simultaneously carbonizing the carbon source. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/05/18 / #20180188641

Microarray led flash

A microarray led flash, applied to a mobile phone for lighting an adjustable flashlight or projecting an image, comprises a μled array module, a mixing optical module and an optical module. The μled array module is configured in a shell of the mobile phone for generating a patterning light source. ... The Kong Company Llc

07/05/18 / #20180188222

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 having a molecular structure so as to alter an electrical characteristic of the electronic device structure.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

07/05/18 / #20180186957

Composite material composition and a method of forming a composite material composition

A material composition including a matrix including a first material, the matrix including a plurality of voids disposed in the matrix, two or more voids being spaced apart from each other, a plurality of elongate fibers of a second material located within the matrix, wherein the plurality of fibers are configured to reinforce the matrix and, wherein the material composition is a composite material composition.. . ... The Kong Company Llc

07/05/18 / #20180186261

Electrical heating element

An electrical heating element (1) comprises a core string (2) and an electrically conductive wire (4), which is wrapped about the core string (2), follows the core string (2) and is electrically insulated with respect to the core string (2). A path (10) defined by the core string (2) includes a sequence of alternating first (11) and second (12) sections, wherein the wire (4) is wrapped in a pitch which, in the first sections (11), is generally smaller than in the second sections (12). ... The Kong Company Llc

07/05/18 / #20180184731

Leg-protecting apparatus having dynamic biological function

A leg-protecting apparatus is arranged in close contact with a body surface of a wearer to cover a thigh, a knee, and a calf of the wearer, including a biomechanically protecting strap (a) arranged to correspond with structural locations and paths of tendons and ligaments of the knee and muscles proximal thereto during an exercise process. The strap comprises a cruciate ligament protecting strap (a-1), a patellar tendon protecting strap (a-2), a thigh muscle group protecting strap (a-3), and a calf muscle group protecting strap (a-4). ... The Kong Company Llc

06/28/18 / #20180180170

Gearshift assembly including a position sensor assembly

A gearshift assembly comprises a shift lever pivotable about first and second axes, a sensor assembly comprising first and second paths of sensors, and a sensor triggering element mounted on an element carrier moveably mounted in a housing and coupled to the shift lever to enable movement of the sensor triggering element along the sensors in response to movements of the shift lever. The element carrier is moveably supported by a guide structure in the housing and coupled by a hinge connection to a link with the link connected to the shift lever. ... The Kong Company Llc

06/21/18 / #20180175915

Closed-loop massive mimo system architecture

A method for transmitting payload data from a base station (bs) to a user equipment (ue) via a mimo channel is provided. Channel estimation is performed first and the channel-estimation result is used for optimizing data transmission. ... The Kong Company Llc

06/21/18 / #20180173262

Three-dimensional power stage and adaptive pipeline control

A digital linear voltage regulator includes a power stage (208), arranged in a hierarchical grouping of power stage units. The power stage (208) is configured to deliver power to a load (212). ... The Kong Company Llc

06/21/18 / #20180172695

Urinary polyamines as prostate cancer detection biomarkers

The present disclosure relates to urinary polyamines useful as prostate cancer biomarkers. In particular, the present disclosure provides a novel, highly-sensitive and specific, method for detecting and quantifying urinary polyamines using lanthanide complexes or citrate capped gold nanoparticles.. ... The Kong Company Llc

06/21/18 / #20180169141

Injectable hydrogels that promote mineralization and afford sustained release of bioactive ions

The present invention provides a hybrid hydrogel stabilized by multivalent cross-linking domains. The hydrogel combines inorganic nanoparticles along with an organic polymer network. ... The Kong Company Llc

06/14/18 / #20180166662

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

06/14/18 / #20180166429

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

06/14/18 / #20180165269

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

06/14/18 / #20180164643

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

06/14/18 / #20180164210

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

06/14/18 / #20180161231

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

06/07/18 / #20180159382

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

06/07/18 / #20180157793

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

06/07/18 / #20180157703

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

06/07/18 / #20180156811

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

06/07/18 / #20180156328

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

06/07/18 / #20180156005

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

06/07/18 / #20180155791

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

06/07/18 / #20180155382

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








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