US Pat. No. 10,499,539

HOST COMPUTER SYSTEM AND HEAT DISSIPATION APPARATUS AND SEPARATION MECHANISM THEREOF

Wiwynn Corporation, New ...

1. A heat dissipation apparatus, adaptable to at least one first circuit device and at least one second circuit device, the heat dissipation apparatus comprising:a chassis; and
at least one separation mechanism disposed in the chassis, the at least one first circuit device and the at least one second circuit device being respectively disposed at two sides of the separation mechanism, the at least one first circuit device being not aligned with the at least one second circuit device, and the separation mechanism including a separation board;
wherein the separation board has a first edge and a second edge, the first edge being disposed at one end of the at least one first circuit device, and the second edge being disposed at one end of the at least one second circuit device;
wherein the separation mechanism further comprises:
a first frame connected with the first edge, the first frame having a plurality of first openings such that an end of the at least one first circuit device is disposed at corresponding first opening; and
a second frame connected with the second edge, the second frame having a plurality of second openings such that an end of the at least one second circuit device is disposed at corresponding second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,499,496

LENGTH- AND WIDTH-DEFORMABLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A method for manufacturing a length- and width-deformable printed circuit board comprising:providing an elastic base layer and defining a plurality of via holes on the elastic base layer, the elastic base layer comprising a first surface and a second surface facing away from the first surface;
forming a first conductive circuit layer by forming a metal layer on the first surface, and further forming the metal layer on an inner surface of each of the plurality of via holes to form a plurality of conductive via holes, the first conductive circuit layer comprising a plurality of first conductive circuits, the plurality of first conductive circuits comprising a plurality of first honeycomb holes, wherein the each of the plurality of conductive via holes corresponds to one of the first honeycomb holes;
providing a first elastic cover layer, the first elastic cover layer covering on the first conductive circuit layer and filling the conductive via holes and the plurality of first honeycomb holes; wherein when the length- and width-deformable printed circuit board is stretched along a first direction, the first conductive circuit is also stretched along the first direction, but the first honeycomb holes are compressed along a second direction which is perpendicular to the first direction;
forming a second conductive circuit layer by forming the metal layer on the second surface, wherein the second conductive circuit layer comprises a plurality of second conductive circuits, the plurality of second conductive circuits comprising a plurality of second honeycomb holes, each second honeycomb hole corresponding to each first honeycomb hole;
providing a second elastic cover layer, the second elastic cover layer covering the second conductive circuit layer; wherein the metal layer comprises a third surface and a fourth surface facing away from the third surface, the third surface faces away from the first surface on the same side as the first surface, and the fourth surface faces away from the second surface on the same side as the second surface; and
forming an electroplated copper layer on the third surface of the metal layer as the first conductive circuit layer, and forming the electroplated copper layer on the fourth surface of the metal layer as the second conductive circuit layer.

US Pat. No. 10,499,489

DEFECTED GROUND STRUCTURE WITH VOID HAVING RESISTIVE MATERIAL ALONG PERIMETER TO IMPROVE EMI SUPPRESSION

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. An apparatus comprising:a multiple-layer circuit board having a signaling layer, an exterior layer, and a ground layer;
a pair of differential signal lines implemented as strip lines within the signaling layer, which propagate electromagnetic interference (EMI) along the signaling layer;
an element conductively extending inwards from the exterior layer; and
a defected ground structure comprising:
a void within the ground layer and having a size, shape, and location in relation to the element to suppress the EMI propagated by the strip lines; and
a resistive material along a perimeter of the void to improve suppression of the EMI propagated by the strip lines by absorbing the EMI.

US Pat. No. 10,499,464

COOKING APPLIANCE

GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN A...

1. A cooking appliance comprising:a base;
an oven door configured to articulate relative to the base between a first position that is closer to the base and a second position that is further from the base,
wherein an upper surface of the base, a lower surface of the oven door or both are configured to, in the first position, define an accommodating cavity for accommodating food;
an upper heating tube installed in the oven door and a lower heating tube installed in the base, wherein the upper heating tube and the lower heating tube are configured to generate heat for heating the accommodating cavity;
a first magnetron, a second magnetron, a first high voltage transformer and a second high voltage transformer installed in the base and configured to deliver microwave to the accommodating cavity; and
an air-cooled radiator installed in the base,
wherein the air-cooled radiator defines a first air outlet and a second air outlet,
wherein the first magnetron is arranged close to the first high voltage transformer such that one part of air blown out of the first air outlet flows through the first magnetron, and another part of the air blown out of the first air outlet flows through the first high voltage transformer, and
wherein the second magnetron is arranged close to the second high voltage transformer such that one part of air blown out of the second air outlet flows through the second magnetron and another part of the air blown out of the second air outlet flows through the second high voltage transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,499,456

DISTRIBUTED CAPACITY BASE STATION ARCHITECTURE FOR BROADBAND ACCESS WITH ENHANCED IN-BAND GPS CO-EXISTENCE

TARANA WIRELESS, INC., S...

1. A distributed capacity base station, comprising:a concentrating access node and one or more access end nodes that each communicate with each other terrestrially in a frequency band from 1525 MHz to 1535 MHz adjacent to a global positioning system (“GPS”) frequency band centered at 1575 MHz;
the one or more access end nodes that together provide a lower power and a more uniform power distribution at the frequency band from 1525 MHz to 1535 MHz adjacent the GPS frequency band so that the concentrating access node and one or more access end nodes operate and communicate without interfering with the operation of the GPS, wherein each of the one or more access end nodes have an antenna pattern in which an equivalent isotropically radiated power (“EIRP”) is attenuated for depression angles from 45 to 90 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,499,389

ALLOCATION OF SUB-CHANNELS OF MIMO CHANNELS USING A BASESTATION WITH PLURALITY OF SECTORS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:performing operations at a mobile station, the operations comprising:
(a) receiving pilot transmissions from a first sector or cell (SOC) and a second sector or cell (SOC) over first and second Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) channels, respectively;
responsive to receiving first allocation information, (b) receive first transmissions on a plurality of first MIMO subchannels of the first MIMO channel from the first SOC, wherein the first MIMO subchannels are separated based on spatial characteristics;
responsive to receiving second allocation information, (c) receive second transmissions on a subset of the plurality of first MIMO subchannels of the first MIMO channel from the first SOC; and
while receiving said second transmissions, (d) receive third transmissions on at least one of a plurality of second MIMO subchannels of the second MIMO channel from the second SOC.

US Pat. No. 10,499,037

ACTIVE ALIGNMENT OF STEREO CAMERAS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An unmanned aerial vehicle, comprising:a frame;
a propulsion system comprising at least one propeller, the propulsion system connected to the frame;
a stereo camera array comprising:
a first camera connected to the frame and configured to capture a plurality of first image frames; and
a second camera connected to the frame via an actuator that extends between an exterior body of the second camera and the frame, the second camera configured to capture a plurality of second image frames;
a sensing system connected to the frame and external from the first camera and the second camera and in communication with a management device, the sensing system comprising:
an optical sensor device connected to the frame at a location between the first camera and the second camera, the optical sensor device configured to produce a first light at a first side of the optical sensor device and a second light at a second side of the optical sensor device, the optical sensor device comprising:
a first optical sensor disposed at the first side of the optical sensor device; and
a second optical sensor disposed at the second side of the optical sensor device;
a first reflecting device attached to the first camera and in optical communication with the optical sensor device, the first side of the optical sensor device oriented in a first direction toward the first reflecting device, the first reflecting device positioned to produce a first reflection from the first light; and
a second reflecting device attached to the second camera and in optical communication with the optical sensor device, the second side of the optical sensor device oriented in a second direction toward the second reflecting device, and the first direction being different from the second direction, the second reflecting device positioned to produce a second reflection from the second light;
the management device configured with at least a memory and a processor configured to:
access calibration information for the stereo camera array, the calibration information at least indicating a calibrated orientation for the first camera relative to the second camera;
receive, via the sensing system, position information that indicates at least one of the first camera or the second camera has changed position, the position information based at least in part on the first reflection and the second reflection, and the sensing system sensing at least a portion of the position information when the unmanned aerial vehicle is being moved by the at least one propeller of the propulsion system;
identify a change to the calibrated orientation of the first camera relative to the second camera based at least in part on the position information; and
instruct the actuator to at least displace the second camera at least until the first camera and the second camera are returned to the calibrated orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,498,173

RESONANT FREQUENCY POWER GENERATOR

1. A power generator, comprising:a base;
a magnet suspended within the base through one or more flexible connectors; and
a coil disposed around the magnet;
wherein the magnet and one or more flexible connectors are configured to vibrate at a resonant frequency emitted by a speaker; and
wherein the vibration of the magnet generates electrical power with the coil.

US Pat. No. 10,498,131

ELECTRONIC SWITCH AND PROTECTION CIRCUIT

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. An electronic circuit comprising:a plurality of electronic switches each comprising a load path and a control node, wherein the load paths are connected in parallel between a first load node and a second load node of the electronic circuit;
a current sense circuit configured to sense a load current between the first load node and the second load node and to generate a current sense signal representing the load current;
a drive circuit configured to drive the plurality of electronic switches based on at least one input signal; and
an overload detector comprising:
a filter configured to generate a filter output signal based on filtering a filter input signal, wherein the filter input signal is dependent on the load current, and wherein the filter comprises an integrator configured to integrate an integrator input signal that is dependent on the filter input signal; and
a comparator circuit configured to compare the filter output signal with a threshold signal and generate an overload signal based on the comparison,
wherein the overload detector is configured to:
receive the current sense signal and a select information, wherein the threshold signal is dependent on the select information; and
generate the overload signal dependent on the current sense signal and the select information.

US Pat. No. 10,495,218

VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT HYDRAULIC PUMP WITH TORQUE SENSING AND METHOD THEREOF

1. A variable displacement hydraulic pump, comprising:an inlet port;
an outlet port;
a cylinder block including:
first and second through-bores; and,
first and second pistons at least partly disposed in the first and second through-bores, respectively;
a drive shaft non-rotatably connected to the cylinder block, arranged to be rotated by an engine, and arranged to rotate the cylinder block;
an axis of rotation for the drive shaft;
a swash plate engaged with the first and second pistons and arranged to displace the first and second pistons within the first and second through-bores, respectively, to:
draw fluid through the inlet port into the first and second through-bores; and,
expel the fluid from the first and second through-bores into the outlet port; and,
a torque sensor arranged to:
measure a torque directly on the drive shaft; and,
transmit a torque signal, including the measured torque, to a processor, wherein the variable displacement hydraulic pump includes:
a first actuator arranged to:
receive, from the processor, a control signal generated using the torque signal; and,
selectively pivot the swash plate about a first axis, transverse to the axis of rotation for the drive shaft; or,
a second actuator arranged to:
receive, from the processor, a control signal generated using the torque signal; and,
selectively pivot the cylinder block about a second axis, transverse to the axis of rotation for the drive shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,499,356

GUARD PERIOD MODIFICATION IN A TIME DIVISION DUPLEXING WIRELESS SYSTEM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a base station, comprising:identifying a guard region associated with a transition between a downlink transmission and an uplink transmission in a time division duplex (TDD) system;
identifying timing advances (TAs) for the downlink transmission and the uplink transmission adjacent to the guard region;
identifying two or more downlink user equipments (UEs);
determining that a first downlink UE has a shorter TA than a second downlink UE;
dynamically adjusting a guard period within the guard region based at least in part on the identified TAs;
allocating a first subset of downlink resources to the first downlink UE and a second subset of downlink resources to the second downlink UE, the first subset of downlink resources being closer in time to the guard period than the second subset of downlink resources; and
dynamically adjusting a power density for at least downlink transmissions adjacent to the guard period based at least in part on the identified TAs.

US Pat. No. 10,499,331

BASE STATION, RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, BASE STATION CONTROL METHOD, RADIO COMMUNICATIONS METHOD AND BASE STATION CONTROL PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A method for a radio base station, the method comprising:receiving, from a neighbor radio base station, deactivation information indicating that at least one cell of the neighbor radio base station is switched off; and
sending, to the neighbor radio base station, a message requesting the neighbor radio base station to activate a cell among the at least one cell indicated by the deactivation information.

US Pat. No. 10,499,310

WIRELESS NODE/WIRELESS NETWORK SYSTEM

King Fahd University of P...

1. A wireless node in a wireless network with a grid topology for routing a message, the wireless node being self-powered and having a source identification number SID and located at a column SC and a row SR of the wireless network, the wireless node comprising:a wireless transceiver comprising circuitry and a memory, an input/output interface, a signal bus and an antenna, wherein the wireless transceiver, the input/output interface and the antenna are coupled together through the signal bus;
wherein the wireless transceiver is configured to receive a message including a first next hop address and a destination node identification number, DID carried in a first wireless signal, the message carrying data generated from a sensor in the wireless network; and
wherein the circuitry is configured to:
determine whether the source identification number SID is the same as the first next hop address; and
when the source identification number SID is the same as the first next hop address,
calculate a destination column DC and a destination row DR based on the destination node identification number DID, and
determine a second next hop address of a next hop node by comparing the destination column DC, the destination row DR, and the destination node identification number DID with the column of the wireless node SC, the row of the wireless node SR, and the source identification number of the wireless node SID, without discovery of routes to other nodes in the wireless network and without routing table maintenance, wherein the next hop node is one of neighboring nodes of the wireless node, and
wherein the transceiver is further configured to transmit the message including the second next hop address to the next hop node on a second wireless signal,
wherein the wireless network includes a plurality of wireless nodes that are arranged in columns and rows, and are sequentially assigned, row by row and column by column, with a sequence of identification numbers.

US Pat. No. 10,499,309

METHOD FOR ROUTING A MESSAGE AT A WIRELESS NODE IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

King Fahd University of P...

1. A method for routing a message at a wireless node in a wireless network having a grid topology, the wireless node having a source identification number SID and located at a column SC and a row SR of the wireless network, the method comprising:receiving, by a wireless transceiver, a message including a first next hop address and a destination node identification number, DID carried in a first wireless signal, the message carrying data generated from a sensor in the wireless network;
wherein the wireless transceiver comprises the processing circuitry and a memory, an input/output interface, a signal bus and an antenna, wherein the wireless transceiver, the input/output interface and the antenna are coupled together through the signal bus;
determining, by a processing circuitry, whether the source identification number SID is the same as the first next hop address; and
when the source identification number SID is the same as the first next hop address,
calculating, by the processing circuitry, a destination column DC and a destination row DR based on the destination node identification number DID,
determining, by the processing circuitry, a second next hop address of a next hop by comparing the destination column DC, the destination row DR, and the destination node identification number DID with the column of the wireless node SC, the row of the wireless node SR, and the source identification number of the wireless node SID without discovery of routes to other nodes in the wireless network and routing table maintenance, wherein the next hop node is one of neighboring nodes of the wireless node, and
transmitting, by the wireless transceiver, the message including the second next hop address to the next hop node on a second wireless signal,
wherein the wireless network includes a plurality of wireless nodes that are arranged in columns and rows, and are sequentially assigned, row by row and column by column, with a sequence of identification numbers.

US Pat. No. 10,499,289

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Bao Tran, Saratoga, CA (...

1. A communication system comprising:a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Core Network (CN);
a plurality of cellular Base Stations (BS);
a 3GPP Home Node-B GateWay (HNB-GW); and
a Communication Device (CD) including:
a User Equipment (UE) entity;
a Communication Apparatus (CA) comprising multi-layered protocol stacks for implementing 3GPP control plane functionality, user plane functionality and management functionality, wherein the CA transforms a 3GPP Home Node-B (HNB) into a mobile or location independent portable entity, and wherein said CA includes:
a Terminal Equipment Protocol Stacks (TE) entity, wherein said TE includes a Transport Layer (TrL) entity, wherein said TE includes computer readable code providing an equivalent radio functionality of a 3GPP User Equipment (UE), without using a physical radio entity;
an Access Termination Protocol Stacks (AT) entity, wherein said AT includes said TrL entity, and wherein said AT includes computer readable code providing an equivalent radio functionality of a 3GPP HNB, without using a physical radio entity;
wherein said TrL entity provides a Ui Interface between said TE and said AT entities, wherein said Ui is a Point-to-Point (PTP) Non-Wireless Interface, implemented by an Inter Process Communication (IPC), having computer readable code providing an equivalent Uu Air Interface functionality, wherein said Uu Interface interfacing said 3GPP Physical Radios;
a Network Termination Protocol Stacks (NT) entity, wherein said NT includes computer readable code providing an equivalent network functionality of a 3GPP HNB; and
an Inter-Working Function (IWF) layer, wherein said IWF layer provides relay and translation functionalities between said AT and said NT; and
a physical (W)LAN entity for supporting said NT, wherein said (W)LAN includes a Local Area Network (LAN) adapter, or a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) adapter;
wherein said CD interconnects to the CN by interconnecting said TE and said AT over said Ui interface, then interconnecting said AT and said NT using said IWF, then interconnecting said NT to the HNB-GW over a 3GPP Iuh interface, using an Internet Protocol Network (IP NW) through said (W)LAN,
wherein said CD interconnects to the CN by interconnecting said UE to the BS over a Uu air interface,
wherein said TE and said UE appear as mirror image entities as reflected to the CN, andwherein said CD provides a Seamless Session Transfer (SST) between said BS using said UE, and said CA using said TE.

US Pat. No. 10,499,277

TERMINAL APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL APPARATUS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal apparatus being used as a master device, the terminal apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to:
acquire radio resource information related to a radio resource usable for a device-to-device communication not via a base station for two or more slave devices not for the master device;
determine a size of data to be transmitted or received in the device-to-device communication between the two or more slave devices based on the radio resource information and predetermined modulation and encoding schemes; and
notify the two or more slave devices which perform the device-to-device communication of the determined size of the data to be transmitted or received.

US Pat. No. 10,499,256

APPROACHES FOR INCREASING COVERAGE-AREA OF SPOT BEAMS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A wireless telecommunications apparatus comprising:an antenna configured to generate one or more communications beams, wherein each communications beam is configured to provide a respective bandwidth for wireless data communications over a respective coverage area on the surface of the Earth to which the beam is pointed at any given point in time; and
one or more processors configured to control a pointing direction of each of at least one of the one or more communications beams to move in a pattern relative to a respective reference point in a manner whereby the coverage area of the beam on the surface of the Earth moves through a respective pattern of movement over a respective period of time to spread the respective bandwidth of the beam over a larger coverage area during the respective period of time relative to the respective coverage area of the beam at a specific point in time.

US Pat. No. 10,496,165

DEVICES AND HEADSETS

Arm Limited, Cambridge (...

1. A device comprising:a content-processing component operable to perform a content-processing operation;
a sensor operable to output data indicative of activity of an eyelid of a user of the device; and
a processor configured to:
process the data output by the sensor;
cause the content-processing operation to be in an enabled state in response to the processing of the data output by the sensor indicating that the eyelid is open by more than an open-eyelid threshold; and
cause the content-processing operation to be in a disabled state in response to the processing of the data output by the sensor indicating that the eyelid is closed by more than a closed-eyelid threshold,
wherein the processor is operable to cause the content-processing operation to change from being in one of the enabled state and the disabled state to being in the other of the enabled state and the disabled state by issuing a content-processing operation state change request, and
wherein the processor is configured to determine, in response to a trigger, whether the content-processing operation has changed from being in the one of the enabled state and the disabled state to being in the other of the enabled state and the disabled state following the issuing of the content-processing operation state change request.

US Pat. No. 10,499,200

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A first information processing device, comprising:circuitry configured to:
interchange a stream for output of image information from a second information processing device by wireless communication, wherein the second information processing device belongs to a first group, wherein the first group includes a plurality of information processing devices including the first information processing device and the second information processing device; and
control exchange of capability information regarding the plurality of information processing devices with a third information processing device that belongs to a second group at a time the second group including the first information processing device and the third information processing device is formed, wherein the second group is a new group and different from the first group.

US Pat. No. 10,499,082

OPTIMIZED CODING METHOD FOR OMNIDIRECTIONAL VIDEO, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM AND COMPUTER DEVICE

SHENZHEN BOYAN TECHNOLOGY...

1. An optimized coding method for an omnidirectional video, characterized by comprising:obtaining attribute information of each coding unit of an omnidirectional video file;
determining a coding mode corresponding to each coding unit according to the attribute information of each coding unit; and
coding each coding unit according to the coding mode corresponding to each coding unit;
the omnidirectional video file is a video file that is obtained and stored by processing an omnidirectional video stream in an Equirectangular projection mode, and the step of obtaining the attribute information of each coding unit of the omnidirectional video file comprises:
optimizing a coding weight parameter according to an actual display area of each coding unit during playing, the attribute information including the optimized coding weight parameter;
the step of optimizing the coding weight parameter according to the actual display area of each coding unit during playing comprises:
optimizing the coding weight parameter through calculation in accordance with the following equation:

with Di representing a degree of distortion of the i-th pixel, Ri being a number of bits occupied by the i-th pixel, ?i being a latitude of the i-th pixel, cos(?) being an average value of cosine values of latitudes of all pixels in the coding unit, and R being a total number of bits occupied by the coding unit, wherein Di and Ri corresponding to the optimal solutions in the above equation are also solutions of the following equation:

with ? being a coding weight parameter assigned to the coding unit and an objective of rate constrained distortion optimization (RDO) being minimizing J.

US Pat. No. 10,498,931

PRINTING DEVICE SUPPLY COMPONENT

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A fuser for a printing device, comprising:a memory device comprising:
corrective data corresponding to a reference color table for the printing device that is able to operate in a plurality of different modes, the corrective data comprising quantized coefficients derived from a compression of a difference color table including a plurality of difference nodes in which each difference node represents a value that is to be combined with a corresponding node of the reference color table, the quantized coefficients useable to produce a reconstructed difference table,
the corrective data including residue values to combine with the reconstructed difference table to produce a customized color table for a selected mode of the plurality of different modes,
wherein the corrective data is accessible by the printing device to transform the reference color table to the customized color table used for printing to a media according to the selected mode.

US Pat. No. 10,498,892

OPTIMIZED CALL HANDLING DURING E911 CALLS

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a first user equipment (UE), that the first UE initiated an emergency call with a public safety answering point (PSAP) and is engaged in the emergency call;
in response to determining that the first UE initiated and is engaged in the emergency call with the PSAP, disabling, by the first UE, call-waiting during the emergency call to set a default response of sending incoming calls received by the first UE directly to voicemail while the first UE is engaged in the emergency call;
receiving, by the first UE, an incoming call from a second UE while the first UE is engaged in the emergency call with the PSAP;
determining, by the first UE, that a number associated with the second UE is included in a list of preferred numbers stored in a memory of the first UE; and
activating, by the first UE, call-waiting to override the default response for the incoming call during the emergency call based on determining that the number associated with the second UE is included in the list of preferred numbers.

US Pat. No. 10,498,880

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH A PLURALITY OF APPLICATIONS ACTIVATABLE VIA A PIN

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG, Bon...

1. A mobile communication device for executing a plurality of applications, wherein each application of the plurality of applications is configured to be activated via a respective application identification number, wherein the mobile communication device comprises:a subscriber identity module, which is assigned a personal identification number;
a user interface for receiving a user input of the personal identification number of the subscriber identity module; and
a processor, configured to automatically activate at least one application of the plurality of applications via at least one respective application identification number assigned to the at least one application in response to the user input of the personal identification number of the subscriber identity module;
wherein each application of the plurality of applications has its own secondary personal identification number via which it can be activated; and
wherein the personal identification number of the subscriber identity module is a master personal identification number able to activate all the secondary personal identification numbers.

US Pat. No. 10,498,836

NETWORK BASED SERVICE DISCOVERY VIA UNICAST MESSAGES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A system, comprising:an underlay network comprising:
a mapping server; and
a mapping database residing in the mapping server;
an overlay network virtually connected to the underlay network, wherein the overlay network comprises:
virtual extensible local area network (VXLAN) tunnel endpoints (VTEPs), wherein each VTEP comprises:
a traffic optimization module;
at least one peripheral device; and
at least one client device communicatively connected to the at least one peripheral device via the VTEPs,
wherein a first traffic optimization module residing in a first VTEP receives a first service advertisement from a first peripheral device offering the first service and registers service advertisement information associated with the first service advertisement with the mapping database,
wherein a second traffic optimization module residing in a second VTEP connected to a first client device queries the mapping database to discover the first peripheral device via a unicast message upon receiving a request for discovering the first peripheral device from the first client device, retrieves the service advertisement information from the mapping database upon a successful query, and sends the retrieved service advertisement information to the first client device, and
wherein the first client device selects the first peripheral device offering the first service using the service advertisement information via a unicast message.

US Pat. No. 10,498,749

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IN-VEHICLE NETWORK INTRUSION DETECTION

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A system comprising:an anomaly detection circuit configured to:
obtain one or more network messages from one or more communication buses of a vehicle, wherein the one or more network messages describe one or more events associated with the vehicle; and
detect whether at least some of the one or more events constitute an anomaly based on predefined rules to provide detected anomaly event data,
wherein the anomaly detection circuit is configured to detect whether at least some of the one or more events constitute an anomaly based on the predefined rules by determining whether a given network message associated with a given event is visible on a network of the vehicle, and
wherein the anomaly detection circuit is configured to detect an anomaly when the network message is determined to be visible on the network of the vehicle;
a resident log generation circuit configured to:
obtain the detected anomaly event data; and
generate one or more resident incident logs based on the detected anomaly event data, wherein the one or more resident incident logs comprise metadata associated with one or more detected anomalous events; and
a transmitted log generation circuit configured to:
obtain the one or more resident incident logs;
generate one or more transmitted incident logs based on the one or more resident incident logs, wherein each of the one or more transmitted incident logs corresponds to a resident incident log; and
transmit the one or more transmitted incident logs to a computer system remote from the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,498,726

CONTAINER INDEPENDENT SECURE FILE SYSTEM FOR SECURITY APPLICATION CONTAINERS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving a request for a virtualized application container;
obtaining, via a user device, a passphrase from a user;
obtaining a key from a key management server using a universal unique identifier (UUID), wherein the UUID corresponds to the passphrase from the user;
preparing a file system of the virtualized application container for a specified mount point determined based on the passphrase and the key, wherein the specified mount point determines which applications and plugins are available in the virtualized application container; and
initiating the file system in response to the request, wherein preparing the file system includes encrypting the file system is based on the UUID.

US Pat. No. 10,498,629

PRE—AND POST-SHARING INSIGHTS FOR SHARED CONTENT

Microsoft Technology Lice...

9. A non-transitory, machine-readable medium storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by one or more hardware processors, cause the one or more hardware processors to perform a plurality of operations comprising:monitoring a first plurality of interactions by one or more members of a social networking service with content having been shared by a first member, wherein each interaction of the first plurality of interactions is associated with an interaction type;
determining whether a predetermined condition associated with the first plurality of interactions has been satisfied, wherein the predetermined condition specifies when a plurality of post-sharing insights are to be determined and the post-sharing insights are associated with the first plurality of interactions;
in response to a determination that the predetermined condition has been satisfied, determining the plurality of post-sharing insights, at least one post-sharing insight based on a first type of interaction selected from the first plurality of interactions; and
generating a graphical user interface for viewing by the first member, the graphical user interface comprising at least one determined post-sharing insight selected from the plurality of post-sharing insights.

US Pat. No. 10,498,604

CAPABILITY DETERMINATION FOR COMPUTING RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A device for use with a computing resource allocation system, comprising:processing circuitry to process data; memory circuitry to store data;
communication circuitry to communicate with a group agent that is communicatively coupled to the device; and
a management engine to:
determine, based at least in part on interaction with the processing circuitry and the memory circuitry, device information regarding one or more capabilities of the device, the device information comprising a capability identifier that is based at least in part on capability information received by the management engine during the interaction, the capability identifier being divided into segments such that at least one segment corresponds to a capability table comprising one or more entries that describe the one or more capabilities;
determine a universally unique identifier associated with the device;
generate an enhanced universally unique identifier by incorporating at least part of the device information into the universally unique identifier; and
cause the communication circuitry to transmit the enhanced universally unique identifier to the group agent for assignment of the device to at least one group of computing resources based at least in part on the enhanced universally unique identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,498,539

DETERRING INFORMATION COPYING INCLUDING DETERRENCE OF CURRENCY COUNTERFEITING

International Business Ma...

1. A system, comprising:a plurality of security instrument media, each security instrument medium of the plurality of security instrument media used to produce a security instrument;
an encoding device comprising:
a processor; and
a computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code embodied in the computer readable storage medium, wherein when the computer readable program code is executed by the processor, the encoding device configured to:
mark onto each security instrument medium of the plurality of security instrument media a unique matter serial number, wherein each security instrument medium is associated with a unique watermark serial number incorporated within the security instrument medium as a watermark, wherein each unique watermark serial number uniquely identifies the security instrument medium of a given security instrument within which the unique watermark serial number is incorporated, wherein each unique matter serial number uniquely identifies the given security instrument created from the security instrument medium onto which the unique matter serial number is marked;
for the given security instrument, combine the unique watermark serial number incorporated within the security instrument medium of the given security instrument and the unique matter serial number marked onto the security instrument medium of the given security instrument to create a unique combined serial number;
create a digital signature by encoding the unique combined serial number using a private key of a public/private key pair; and
an imprinting device, wherein the imprinting device is configured to imprint the digital signature on the security instrument medium of the given security instrument.

US Pat. No. 10,498,475

MAINTAINING A TIME OF DAY IN PHYSICAL LAYER CIRCUIT OF A NETWORK DEVICE WHILE PERIODICALLY COMPENSATING FOR DRIFT AWAY FROM A MASTER TIME OF A GRANDMASTER CLOCK

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A network device operative to maintain a first time of day synchronized to a grandmaster clock, the network device comprising:a physical layer circuit configured to
maintain the first time of day in a first format and a second time of day in a second format that is different than the first format,
initially set the second time of day based on a master time of day that is received from the grandmaster clock coupled to the network device by a wired network coupling, and
update the second time of day to maintain synchrony with a master time of the grandmaster clock by
incrementing a counter based on a local clock that is independent of the grandmaster clock,
periodically updating the first time of day responsively to a counter value of the counter, and
based on the updated first time of day and a compensation value, periodically adjusting the second time of day to more closely match the master time; and
a processor configured to ascertain whether the second time of day has drifted from the master time and adjust the compensation value to compensate for an amount the second time of day has drifted from the master time.

US Pat. No. 10,498,473

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MULTIMEDIA SERVICE

Samsung Electronics Co. L...

1. A method for transmitting a packet by a sending entity, the method comprising:identifying, by the sending entity, a signaling message including signaling information for a package of multimedia content; and
transmitting, by the sending entity, a packet including a packet payload,
wherein the packet payload comprises the signaling message,
wherein the signaling message comprises:
a signaling message payload including a plurality of tables, the plurality of tables comprising at least two tables related to the package and a base table providing information for the at least two tables,
identification information of the signaling message,
length information of the signaling message,
version information of the signaling message, and
extension information of the signaling message, the extension information including information on a number of the plurality of tables, wherein the base table comprises:
location information providing an address for obtaining a table of the at least two tables, and
flag information indicating whether the base table includes alternative location information providing an alternative address for obtaining the table of the at least two tables, and
wherein the at least two tables comprise:
a first table providing information for at least one asset included in the package, and
a second table providing device capability information required for consumption of the package.

US Pat. No. 10,498,403

ROTARY DATA COUPLER

UATC, LLC, San Francisco...

1. A light detection and ranging (LIDAR) assembly comprising:a first housing;
a second housing, the first housing and second housing being rotatable relative to each other to form a first capacitively-coupled region and a second capacitively-coupled region;
a resistance electrically coupled between the first capacitively-coupled region and the second capacitively-coupled region; and
a differential amplifier comprising an inverting input and a non-inverting input, the non-inverting input being electrically coupled to the first capacitively-coupled region and the inverting input being electrically coupled to the second capacitively-coupled region.

US Pat. No. 10,498,326

OUTPUT DRIVER WITH POWER DOWN PROTECTION

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:a substrate having a horizontal surface;
a voltage supply terminal;
an output terminal;
a first transistor including a first n-doped region coupled to the output terminal, a first p-doped region surrounding the first n-doped region and coupled to the output terminal, and a second n-doped region separated from the first n-doped region by the first p-doped region;
a second transistor including a third n-doped region, a second p-doped region surrounding the third n-doped region and coupled to the voltage supply terminal, and a fourth n-doped region separated from the third n-doped region by the second p-doped region, the fourth n-doped region coupled to the voltage supply terminal;
a floating lead coupled between the second and third n-doped regions;
a first switch coupled between the first p-doped region and the output terminal; and
a second switch coupled between the first p-doped region and the floating lead.

US Pat. No. 10,498,226

DUAL-RECTIFICATION BRIDGE TYPE SINGLE STAGE PFC CONVERTER

SHANGHAI TUITUO TECHNOLOG...

1. A dual-rectification bridge type single stage PFC converter circuit, comprising: a first input rectification circuit, a second input rectification circuit, a storage capacitor, a boost converter, a bridge type DC-DC converter, and a feedback control and driving unit, the boost converter comprising a boost capacitor and a boost circuit;wherein the first input rectification circuit rectifies an input voltage and charges the storage capacitor by forming a first input rectification loop; the second input rectification circuit rectifies the input voltage and charges the boost capacitor by forming a second input rectification loop; one node of the storage capacitor, one node of the boost capacitor and an output of the first input rectification circuit are connected together at a same polarity;
wherein the bridge type DC-DC converter comprises a first bridge arm comprising at least a first switching component and a second switching component;
wherein the bridge type DC-DC converter has a half or a full bridge topology and contains a main transformer, the main transformer including at least one primary winding and at least one secondary winding, the primary winding being driven at least by the first bridge arm, the secondary winding delivering power to an output load through a rectification and filter circuit; or the bridge type DC-DC converter is a BUCK topology and contains a main inductor, the main inductor being driven at least by the first bridge arm and delivering power energy to an output load through a rectification and filter circuit;
wherein the boost circuit comprises a first boost inductor, as well as the first and second switching components of the bridge type DC-DC converter;
wherein during conduction of the first switching component and cut-off of the second switching component, the first boost inductor, the boost capacitor and the first switching component form a first boost loop that charges the first boost inductor by the boost capacitor; during conduction of the second switching component and cut-off of the first switching component, the first boost inductor, the boost capacitor, the second switching component and the storage capacitor form a second boost loop that charges the storage capacitor through a superimposed voltage of an induced voltage on the first boost inductor and a voltage on the boost capacitor;
wherein during conduction of the first switching component and cut-off of the second switching component, the storage capacitor, the primary winding of the main transformer or the main inductor, and the first switching component form a first DC-DC loop; during conduction of the second switching component and cut-off of the first switching component, the primary winding of the main transformer or the main inductor, and the second switching component form a second DC-DC loop;
wherein the feedback control and driving unit senses and feedbacks an output of the bridge type DC-DC converter, generates a chopping signal to control the first and second switching components' conduction and cut-off by comparing with a setting value and according to an automatic control theory, so as to control an output voltage, or current, or power of the bridge type DC-DC converter.

US Pat. No. 10,498,224

PFWM CONTROL METHOD FOR POWER SUPPLY

SHANGHAI TUITUO TECHNOLOG...

1. A PFWM control method for a power supply, the power supply comprising a boost converter and a bridge type DC-DC converter, the bridge type DC-DC converter having a topology selected from the group consisting of BUCK, half bridge and full bridge, wherein the PFWM control method comprises simultaneously controlling the boost converter and the bridge type DC-DC converter;wherein controlling of the bridge type DC-DC converter at least comprises controlling PWM of the bridge type DC-DC converter by sensing and feedbacking at least one output parameter among voltage, current and power of the bridge type DC-DC converter, comparing the output parameter to a first setting value, obtaining a duty of PWM chopping signal based on an automatic feedback control theory, and controlling output of the bridge type DC-DC converter at least by adjustment of the obtained duty;
wherein controlling of the boost converter at least comprises controlling PFM of the boost converter by sensing and feedbacking at least one boost converter parameter among input voltage, output voltage, current, power and phase, comparing the boost converter parameter to at least a second setting value or range, obtaining a frequency of PFM chopping signal based on a feedback control theory, and controlling output of the boost converter by continuous or discontinuous adjustment of the obtained frequency;
wherein the PFWM control method further comprises combining the obtained frequency of PFM chopping signal and duty of PWM chopping signal to form at least a pair of complementary PFWM driving signals, and driving switching components of the bridge type DC-DC converter and the boost converter by the PFWM driving signals with or without modification, so as to adjust output of the boost converter and output of the bridge type DC-DC converter.

US Pat. No. 10,498,215

VOLTAGE REGULATOR WITH FLEXIBLE OUTPUT VOLTAGE

Wuhan Xinxin Semiconducto...

1. A voltage regulator, comprising:a first feedback loop, comprising:
a charge pump, for outputting a first output voltage;
a first transistor ladder, coupled to the charge pump, for dividing the first output voltage to generate a first feedback voltage; and
a control circuit, coupled to the first transistor ladder, for receiving the first feedback voltage and controlling a level of the first output voltage according to the first feedback voltage and a first reference voltage; and
a second feedback loop, coupled to the first feedback loop, comprising:
a power transistor, for receiving the first output voltage to output a second output voltage;
a second transistor ladder, coupled to the power transistor, for dividing the second output voltage to generate a second feedback voltage; and
an operational amplifier, coupled to the second transistor ladder and the power transistor, for outputting a control signal to the power transistor by receiving the second feedback voltage and a second reference voltage selected from one of a plurality of voltage levels.

US Pat. No. 10,498,210

TUNING OF A KINEMATIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MEMBERS

EDDY CURRENT LIMITED PART...

1. A device comprising:at least one first member in a kinematic relationship with at least one further member independent to the first member to form a system, the system moving within a limited range of motion and wherein the system interacts when an external energizing force is imposed on the system causing the members to respond due to their kinematic and dynamic characteristics and thereby creating relative motion between the members;
at least one trigger member coupled to, and approximately adjacent to the at least the first member that moves in response to a pre-determined system movement and, when the at least one trigger member moves, the at least one trigger member or a part thereof imposes a braking action on the system or a member or members thereof; and,
wherein the speed and/or intensity of the braking action imposed by the at least one trigger member on the system or a member or members thereof is controlled by the at least one trigger member rate of movement and this rate of movement is in turn governed by a magnetic flux interaction that is at least partially orthogonal to the direction of relative motion between the at least one trigger member or a part thereof and the at least one first member or a part thereof causing formation of a magnetically induced eddy current force between the at least one trigger member or a part thereof and the at least one first member or a part thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,498,206

ELECTRIC TOOL

Koki Holdings Co., Ltd., ...

1. An electric tool, comprising:a brushless motor having a stator where stator coils are wound around teeth of a stator core, and a rotor rotatably supported on an inner circumference side of the stator; and
a rotary striking mechanism unit, converting a rotational force of the brushless motor into a striking force and applying the striking force to a tip tool,
wherein the brushless motor has a rated power input ranging from 1000 to 1300 W and a motor speed under fixed speed control at 16800±10% revolution per minute, and wherein:
when an optimization variable (Ku) relating to the brushless motor is defined by Expression as follows:
(Ku)={(stator core outer diameter)2×(stator core lamination thickness)×(total tooth width)×(rotor outer diameter)}÷{(rated power input)×(motor speed under fixed speed control)},
wherein the stator core outer diameter is a numerical value shown in mm, the stator core lamination thickness is a numerical value shown in mm, the total tooth width is a numerical value shown in mm and is from 54 to 66, the rotor outer diameter is a numerical value shown in mm, the rated power input is a numerical value shown in W, and the motor speed is revolutions per minute,
a value of (Ku) of the brushless motor is set to 14.6?(Ku)?21.8.

US Pat. No. 10,498,167

MULTI-PORT POWER DELIVERY

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A power provider circuit, comprising:a plurality of power delivery controllers, each of the power delivery controllers configured to provide power to a detachable device;
a single stage power supply configured to:
generate the power for provision to the detachable devices; and
provide the power at a plurality of selectable voltages; and
control circuitry configured to select a given voltage of the plurality of selectable voltages to be made available via all of the power delivery controllers based on power utilization capabilities reported by the detachable devices.

US Pat. No. 10,498,160

EFFICIENCY MAXIMIZATION FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE WIRELESS CHARGING

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A receiver for use in a device-to-device wireless charging system utilizing inductive coupling through an inductive element to charge a load, the receiver comprising:a tuning capacitor having a capacitance value selected to tune out the inductance of the inductive element;
a rectifier circuit having a pair of input terminals configured to be coupled to the inductive element through said tuning capacitor and a pair of output terminals;
a converter circuit having a pair of input terminals coupled to the output terminals of said rectifier circuit and having a pair of output terminals configured to be coupled to the load; and
an efficiency processor coupled to dynamically determine input voltage and current signals of said rectifier and to use the determined input voltage and current signals to generate an efficiency value used to control said converter such that an impedance looking into the rectifier input terminals over a given time period corresponds to an impedance which substantially maximizes efficiency of power transfer to the receiver and wherein said efficiency processor generates the efficiency value utilizing only dynamically determined values which are fully measurable in the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,498,113

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR AUTOMATIC COMMUNICATION ADDRESSING OF LOAD CENTER BREAKERS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. An electrical distribution panel comprising:a primary breaker;
an auxiliary breaker; and
a resistive element electrically connected between the primary breaker and the auxiliary breaker, the resistive element configured to provide a resulting signal based on a voltage drop of a signal from the primary breaker to the auxiliary breaker,
wherein a communication address of the auxiliary breaker is based on the voltage drop of the signal from the primary breaker to the auxiliary breaker.

US Pat. No. 10,498,080

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. A sliding connector assembly including:a sliding blocks extending along a longitudinal direction so as to be moveable along the longitudinal direction;
a connector unit including an insulative housing made by injection molding and having a plurality of partitions spaced from one another in a transverse direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, said partitions extending along the longitudinal direction with passageways formed between every adjacent two partitions, respectively;
said partitions forming a mating face and a loading face opposite to each other in a vertical direction perpendicular to both the longitudinal direction and the transverse direction; and
a plurality of contacts received within the corresponding passageways, respectively, each of the contacts including a contacting section extending generally in the longitudinal direction and further protruding beyond the mating face in the vertical direction, a retaining section extending in the vertical direction to be retained to the housing so as to allow the contact to be inserted into the corresponding passageway via the loading face in the vertical direction;
wherein each of the partitions includes a main body and a protrusion extending beyond the main body on the loading face, and said protrusion forms a recess in one of opposite side faces thereof adjacent to the loading face for receiving burrs due to molding, so as to allow a sealing plate intimately attached upon the loading face with minor gaps in the vertical direction;
wherein a pair of guiding chamfers are formed on the protrusion of each partition;
wherein the recess is located beside the pair of chamfers in the transverse direction and communicates with one of the pair of chamfers in the transverse direction;
where a pair of guiding chambers are formed on the main body of each partition; and
wherein the protrusion of each partition is divided into plural segment in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,498,061

COAXIAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A coaxial connector assembly comprising:a connector module having a connector body that includes contact cavities extending between a front side and a rear side of the connector body, the front side facing in a mating direction along a mating axis, the connector module having a cover coupled to the rear side of the connector body, the cover having openings aligned with corresponding contact cavities;
a plurality of coaxial contacts received in corresponding contact cavities, each coaxial contact having a signal element and an outer contact being coaxial with the signal element and electrically isolated from the signal element by an insulator, the outer contact having a cable segment configured to be coupled to a corresponding coaxial cable and a mating segment presented along the front side of the connector body for engaging corresponding mating contacts of a mating connector, the cable segment having a front section and a rear section, the front section having a smaller diameter than the rear section, the rear section located rearward of the cover and receiving the cable, the front section passing through the corresponding opening in the cover into the corresponding contact cavity to engage the mating segment to mechanically and electrically connect the cable segment and the mating segment of the outer contact; and
biasing springs coupled to each of the coaxial contacts, the biasing springs being located between the cover and the mating segment of the corresponding coaxial contact to bias the coaxial contact in the mating direction.

US Pat. No. 10,498,060

SUBSTRATE CONNECTION STRUCTURE

J.S.T. MFG. CO., LTD., O...

1. A substrate connection structure having a substrate and an electrical connector,the substrate including a notch portion formed in one edge portion of the substrate, and a mounting portion formed in a periphery of the notch portion, the electrical connector being mounted on the mounting portion,
the mounting portion having a first surface and a second surface that are parallel to each other,
the electrical connector including a housing, a contact held in the housing and capable of coming into contact with a predetermined partner connection member, and a reinforcement tab attached to the housing,
the housing including a bottom wall main body arranged in a periphery of the notch portion, and a support portion arranged at an end portion of the bottom wall main body in a width direction of the electrical connector and supported by the second surface, and
the reinforcement tab including a first fixing portion fixed to the bottom wall main body, an extension portion extending from the first fixing portion so as to move away from the first fixing portion along the width direction, and a second fixing portion formed at a leading end of the extension portion, arranged side-by-side with the support portion in a length direction orthogonal to the width direction, and fixed to the second surface of the mounting portion,
wherein a plurality of the contacts are arranged along a predetermined width direction,
each of the contacts includes a first contact portion fixed to the second surface, a second contact portion configured to come into contact with a conductive portion of the partner connection member, and a joining portion configured to join the first contact portion and the second contact portion to each other,
the joining portion includes a first portion continuous with the first contact portion, and a second portion continuous with the second contact portion,
the first portion has a curved shape so as to move away from the second surface while extending from the first contact portion toward the one edge portion of the substrate, and spans an edge portion of the notch portion at a position separated from the second surface,
the second portion has an L-shaped bent portion that extends toward the notch portion from another end portion of the first portion on a side opposite to one end portion continuous with the first contact portion, a second portion main body continuous with the bent portion and arranged so as to pass through the notch portion, and an arm portion extending from the second portion main body, and
the second contact portion is provided in the arm portion.

US Pat. No. 10,498,026

METHOD OF REDUCING PHASE ABERRATION IN AN ANTENNA SYSTEM WITH ARRAY FEED

EUTELSAT S A, Paris (FR)...

1. A method for reducing phase aberration in an antenna system for receiving and/or emitting at least a spot beam, the antenna system including a reflector; an array feed comprising a plurality of feeds illuminating the reflector in emission mode and/or receiving illumination from the reflector in reception mode; and a trimming system adjusting a position of the reflector with respect to the array feed, the method comprising:adjusting the position of the reflector with respect to the array feed with the trimming system in order to correct phase aberration in the spot beam.

US Pat. No. 10,498,017

MINIATURE ULTRA-WIDEBAND MULTIFUNCTIONAL ANTENNAS AND RELATED TECHNIQUES

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. An antenna system comprising:a first pixelated radiating element on a first level;
one or more second pixelated radiating elements on a second level, the second level being different from the first level; and
a ground plane located below the first and second levels, the ground plane serving as a ground plane for radiating elements on both the first level and the second level, wherein the one or more second pixelated radiating elements fit within an outer boundary of the first pixelated radiating element projected onto the second level;
wherein:
the first pixelated radiating element includes a plurality of adjustable pixels that can each be individually changed between multiple pixel states in response to one or more control signals; and
each of the second pixelated radiating elements includes a plurality of adjustable pixels that can each be individually changed between multiple pixel states in response to one or more control signals.

US Pat. No. 10,497,983

FOLDING DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STACK/FOLDING TYPE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A folding device for manufacturing an electrode assembly having a structure in which plate type unit cells are wound with a separator film, comprising:a mandrel configured to rotate and wind a web in which plate type unit cells are arranged on an upper surface of the separator film at predetermined intervals so that the unit cells are sequentially stacked with the separator film interposed therebetween; and
a pair of rollers configured to horizontally bend a surplus winding end portion of the separator film, which is formed by arranging a first unit cell at a winding start portion of the web in a state of being spaced apart from a winding end portion of the separator film, in a direction covering an upper surface of the first unit cell,
wherein the mandrel includes one or more grippers composed of one or more upper legs configured to fix an upper surface portion of the first unit cell and one or more lower legs configured to fix a lower surface portion of the separator film corresponding to the upper legs, and the pair of rollers operate to vertically bend the surplus winding end portion of the separator film upward and then horizontally bend the surplus winding end portion toward the upper surface of the unit cell.

US Pat. No. 10,497,414

CIRCUITRY FOR TRACKING BIAS VOLTAGE BEHAVIOR

Arm Limited, Cambridge (...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:dummy wordline driver circuitry coupled to a dummy wordline;
dummy bitline pulldown circuitry coupled between a dummy bitline and the dummy wordline; and
dummy wordline tracking circuitry coupled to the dummy wordline between the dummy wordline driver circuitry and the dummy bitline pulldown circuitry, wherein the dummy wordline tracking circuitry has one or more variable capacitors that are coupled between the dummy wordline and a variable voltage source comprising a variable source voltage supply.

US Pat. No. 10,497,401

GENERATING COGNITIVE USAGE MODELS FOR DRIVE OPERATIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:gathering usage data of a tape drive during usage thereof;
creating and/or updating a usage model based on the usage data;
determining that the usage model has reached a predefined confidence level; and
performing an action in response to determining that the usage model has reached the predefined confidence level.

US Pat. No. 10,497,383

VOICE QUALITY EVALUATION METHOD, APPARATUS, AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A voice quality evaluation method, comprising:obtaining a time envelope of a voice signal;
performing time-to-frequency conversion on the time envelope to obtain an envelope spectrum;
performing feature extraction on the envelope spectrum to obtain a feature parameter;
calculating a first voice quality parameter of the voice signal according to the feature parameter;
calculating a second voice quality parameter of the voice signal using a network parameter evaluation model, wherein the network parameter evaluation model comprises a bit rate evaluation model or a packet loss rate evaluation model, and wherein calculating the second voice quality parameter of the voice signal using the network parameter evaluation model comprises:
calculating, using the bit rate evaluation model, a voice quality parameter Q1 using the following formula:
 wherein B is an encoding bit rate of the voice signal, and wherein c, d, and e are first preset model parameters and are rational numbers, orcalculating, using the packet loss rate evaluation model, a voice quality parameter Q2 using the following formula: Q2=fe?g·P, wherein P is the encoding bit rate of the voice signal, and wherein e, f, and g are second preset model parameters and are rational numbers; and
performing an analysis according to the first voice quality parameter and the second voice quality parameter to obtain a quality evaluation parameter of the voice signal.

US Pat. No. 10,497,305

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PREVENTING SIGNAL DELAY IN DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:a first substrate;
a driving portion disposed on the first substrate;
a plurality of signal lines disposed on the first substrate to transmit signals that are changed per period to the driving portion;
a second substrate facing the first substrate; and
a conductive member formed on the second substrate,
wherein the conductive member overlaps the signal lines,
wherein the conductive member has resistivity at most about 1010 ?·cm and dielectric constant at least about 25.

US Pat. No. 10,497,286

METHOD FOR CREATING MAPS BY RANDOM PROCESSING OF DATA RECEIVED FROM MOVING SENSORS

1. A method for creating maps, in particular of the Earth, from measurements issuing from one or more information sensors, said sensors being placed on moving mobile platforms, whereinsaid measurements issuing from said information sensors are sent from said mobile platforms to receiving means disposed randomly and autonomously with respect to one another and transmitting the received information to a particular so-called “random” computer processing layers comprising a network of computers;
said random processing layer, in which the connection topology of the computers constituting it is deemed variable and unknown, creates within it so-called “random” submaps as and when information received by the network of computers is available, said random submaps being dispersed in said random processing layer, access pointers being associated with said random submaps to enable them to be retrieved;
an organizing layer uses the access pointers for statistical recombination of said random submaps dispersed in said random processing layer in order to reconstruct the required final map or maps,
wherein said information sensors comprise optical sensors or passive radio-frequency sensors (radiometers) or active radio-frequency sensors (radar) or photographic imaging cameras.

US Pat. No. 10,497,247

HOSPITAL BED EXIT DETECTION, HEIGHT LIMITING AND TARE WEIGHT RECALIBRATING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

UMANO MEDICAL INC., (CA)...

1. A method for detecting an exit of a patient from a hospital bed, the method comprising:detecting a presence of the patient on a patient receiving surface of the bed;
upon detection of the presence the patient on the patient receiving surface, automatically monitoring the presence of the patient within a predetermined patient area on the patient receiving surface;
detecting that the patient has moved from the predetermined patient to outside the predetermined patient area; and
upon said detecting that the patient has moved outside the predetermined patient area, activating a bed alarm, thereby indicating to a user that an exit of the patient from the hospital bed has been detected.

US Pat. No. 10,497,205

GAME MEDIUM ACCOMMODATION DEVICE

Universal Entertainment C...

1. A game medium accommodation device, comprising:a plurality of elongated accommodation cases, each of which includes a plurality of discrete accommodation portions that are aligned with each other in a lengthwise direction of a given accommodation case and that are each configured to hold a bundle of game media;
a tray mechanism including a reading surface, the tray mechanism being configured to hold a plurality of the accommodation cases stacked in an up-down direction along the reading surface continuing in the up-down direction; and
a reading mechanism including a plurality of horizontally extending antennas disposed along the reading surface with a single antenna being provided for each of the plurality of accommodation cases and the plurality of discrete accommodation portions included therein, the reading mechanism being configured to read electronic information relating to the game media and stored in the game media by radio communication between the game media and a respective one of the plurality of antennas, the reading mechanism including the same number of antennas as accommodation cases that the tray mechanism is configured to hold such that each of the plurality of antennas corresponds to and reads electronic information from the game media that are held in a single accommodation case, the reading mechanism being configured such that the electronic information for gaming media contained in a given accommodation portion is read individually for each accommodation portion included in a given accommodation case.

US Pat. No. 10,497,188

CLUTCH PEDAL POSITION SENSOR DIAGNOSTIC

FCA US LLC, Auburn Hills...

1. A method of diagnosing a clutch pedal position sensor of a vehicle, the method comprising:receiving, at a controller, voltage signals from the clutch pedal position sensor;
determining, at the controller, if a speed of the vehicle is less than a first predetermined speed indicative of the vehicle being at rest or substantially at rest;
monitoring, at the controller, the clutch pedal voltage signals, and if the vehicle speed is less than or equal to the first predetermined speed, recording a maximum clutch pedal voltage indicative of at least substantially full depression of a clutch pedal of the vehicle;
determining if a vehicle launch event is in progress;
recording a minimum clutch pedal voltage if the vehicle launch event is in progress, the minimum clutch pedal voltage indicative of at least substantial release of the clutch pedal;
determining if a speed of the vehicle is greater than a second predetermined maximum speed greater than the first predetermined speed indicating the launch event is complete;
determining a voltage difference between the maximum clutch pedal voltage and the minimum clutch pedal voltage if the vehicle speed is greater than the second predetermined maximum speed; and
declaring a clutch pedal position sensor fault based on a comparison between the voltage difference and a predetermined threshold voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,497,185

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULING AND FAULT MONITORING

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A vehicle health monitoring system comprising:a vehicle system maintenance rules generation module configured so as to couple with a vehicle, the vehicle system maintenance rules generation module being configured to
receive historical time-stamped vehicle fault data for a vehicle system;
determine a correlation between pairs of a precedent historical vehicle fault data, of the historical time-stamped vehicle fault data, and a subsequent different historical vehicle fault data, of the historical time-stamped vehicle fault data, and
generate vehicle system maintenance rules based on the correlation determined for the pairs of the precedent historical vehicle fault data and the subsequent different historical vehicle fault data; and
a vehicle system fault detection module configured so as to couple with the vehicle to monitor faults of the vehicle system where the vehicle faults include a plurality of time-stamped precedent vehicle fault data, the vehicle system fault detection module being further configured to
apply the vehicle system maintenance rules to the plurality of time-stamped precedent vehicle fault data,
determine an imminent occurrence of a subsequent vehicle fault, based on the application of the vehicle system maintenance rules to the plurality of time-stamped precedent vehicle fault data, and
generate a maintenance report corresponding to the imminent occurrence of the subsequent vehicle fault so that proactive maintenance is performed on the vehicle system;
wherein the plurality of time-stamped precedent vehicle fault data corresponds with the precedent historical vehicle fault data, and the subsequent vehicle fault corresponds with the subsequent different historical vehicle fault data.

US Pat. No. 10,497,175

AUGMENTED REALITY VIRTUAL MONITOR

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A head-mounted display, comprising:a see-through display configured to visually augment an appearance of a physical space to a user viewing the physical space through the see-through display;
one or more sensors configured to sense parameters of the physical space and output computer-readable observation information based on the sensed parameters;
a communication subsystem; and
a computer system configured to:
receive a video stream via the communication subsystem;
receive observation information of the physical space from the one or more sensors;
determine a screen-space position on the see-through display at which to present images of a virtual monitor playing the video stream, the screen-space position based on the observation information such that the virtual monitor appears to be integrated with the physical space to the user viewing the physical space through the see-through display;
based on the observation information, present images on the see-through display of a stationary virtual object that appears to be integrated with the physical space to the user viewing the physical space through the see-through display; and
adjust the screen-space position of the images of the virtual monitor on the see-through display so that the virtual monitor appears to move within the user's field of view while moving relative to real-world objects within the physical space as perceived by the user viewing the physical space through the see-through display, and so that the virtual monitor is constrained to move within boundaries of the stationary virtual object as perceived by the user viewing the physical space through the see-through display.

US Pat. No. 10,497,148

SKIN UNDERTONE DETERMINING METHOD AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

CAL-COMP BIG DATA, INC., ...

1. A skin undertone determining method, comprising:obtaining a first image;
obtaining a first parameter value and a second parameter value in a first color space according to the first image;
obtaining a third parameter value in a second color space according to the first image; and
determining a skin undertone of skin in the first image according to the first parameter value, the second parameter value, and the third parameter value,
wherein the step of obtaining the first image comprises:
obtaining a second image, wherein the second image comprises a face and neck of a human body;
defining a plurality of reference points in a border of the face and neck in the second image;
selecting a first reference point in the reference points, wherein a coordinate of the first reference point in a first direction is less than coordinates of other reference points in the reference points in the first direction;
determining a position of a baseline in the second image according to the coordinate of the first reference point in the first direction and a predetermined offset, wherein a coordinate of the baseline in the first direction is less than the coordinate of the first reference point in the first direction;
determining a feature area in the second image according to the reference points and the baseline; and
obtaining the first image according to the feature area.

US Pat. No. 10,497,104

EMPIRICAL EXPOSURE NORMALIZATION

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processing device, at least two digital images, one of the at least two digital images having an exposure value that is greater than another of the at least two digital images, the at least two digital images including at least some identical photographic content;
producing a reduced-resolution pair of images from the at least two digital images;
calculating, by the processing device, a light-tone representative scale factor and a dark-tone representative scale factor from the reduced-resolution pair of images;
producing, by the processing device, a light-tone empirical scale factor by selectively interpolating between the light-tone representative scale factor and a normal scale factor; and
generating, by the processing device, an empirically normalized digital image by applying, pixelwise, a function including at least the light-tone empirical scale factor to at least one of the at least two digital images.

US Pat. No. 10,497,096

DETERMINATION OF A DISPLAY ANGLE OF A DISPLAY

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. An apparatus for controlling provision of different regions of sequential information, the apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code, the memory and the computer program code configured to, working with the processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following:
determination of a first display angle of a display with respect to gravity, wherein the first display angle is associated with a first contiguous subset of the sequential information;
in response to the determination of the first display angle, causing provision of the first contiguous subset of the sequential information such that the first contiguous subset is more visible than other sequential information;
determination of a change from the first display angle to a second display angle of the display with respect to gravity, wherein the second display angle is associated with a second contiguous subset of the sequential information, wherein the second contiguous subset is identified based on having a sequential relationship to the first contiguous subset of the sequential information; and
in response to the determination of the second display angle, changing the provision of information such that the second contiguous subset of the sequential information is more visible than the first contiguous subset of sequential information.

US Pat. No. 10,497,047

DYNAMIC HOSTED SHOPPING CART

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A system, comprising:a communication module adapted to communicate with servers of two or more sellers and a buyer device;
a non-transitory memory; and
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read instructions from the non-transitory memory to cause the system to perform operations comprising:
configuring an electronic shopping cart such that the electronic shopping cart is available on the buyer device while the buyer device is utilized by a user to navigate enabled webpages of the two or more sellers, wherein each seller's webpage is hosted at a different domain, wherein the electronic shopping cart floats over, or is embedded within, each seller's webpage;
storing first transaction information at the electronic shopping cart, wherein the first transaction information identifies a first item at a first seller's webpage, and wherein the first transaction information is stored upon receiving an indication of a selection of a link at the first seller's webpage via the buyer device, the link corresponding to the first item;
storing second transaction information at the electronic shopping cart, wherein the second transaction information identifies a second item at a second seller's webpage, and wherein the second transaction information is stored upon receiving an indication of a selection of a link at the second seller's webpage via the buyer device, the link corresponding to the second item;
transforming, in response to a user engagement with the electronic shopping cart, the electronic shopping cart from a first state to a second state, wherein the first state and the second state have different visual sizes and contain different amounts of information, and wherein the first state and the second state are selected from the group consisting of: a miniature shopping cart state, an expanded shopping cart state, a checkout billing state, and a checkout shipping state;
updating a display of the electronic shopping cart on the buyer device on the first seller's webpage or the second seller's webpage such that a reloading of respective webpages of the two or more sellers is not required; and
processing the first transaction information and the second transaction information for the first and second sellers upon receiving an indication of an initiation of a command on the buyer device to purchase items corresponding to the first transaction information and the second transaction information stored in the electronic shopping cart.

US Pat. No. 10,496,983

WIRELESS TO MAGNETIC TRANSITION SMART CARD

Maap Technology Inc., Ca...

1. A Transition Smart Card (TSC), comprising:a body having two ends operable to swipe the TSC along a read-slot of magnetic card readers;
a processor, a memory module, a display screen, a biometric sensor, and an antenna to transmit and receive wireless signals, each embedded in the body, wherein the biometric sensor is configured to authenticate a user of the TSC;
the TSC further including metal connectors to touch corresponding metal connectors on a nest coupled to a mobile phone;
software on the TSC configured to wirelessly download from the mobile phone to the TSC through the nest data card information originating from at least one data card and stored on the mobile phone;
a dynamic broadcaster embedded in the body, coupled with the processor, and configured to generate magnetic fields between the two ends based on the information from the data card, the magnetic fields configured to be read by magnetic card reader; and
two proximity direction sensors deployed one at each of the two ends of the TSC body operable to detect a direction of swipe of the TSC along the read-slot of magnetic card readers.

US Pat. No. 10,496,978

SOCIAL PROXIMITY PAYMENTS

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A device comprising:a non-transitory memory;
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read instructions from the non-transitory memory to cause the device to perform operations comprising:
receiving, over a first network connection, a digital invoice from a merchant at a device location;
transmitting, over a second network connection, a payment request to a payment provider for payment of the digital invoice from a user associated with the device;
determining a population density for the device location;
determining a boundary area surrounding the device based on the determined population density;
determining, using a global positioning system, other devices in proximity to the device, the other devices being in proximity when located within the determined boundary area;
identifying other users associated with the other devices, wherein the identifying comprises comparing the other users to a contact list or a social network of the user associated with the device;
presenting, on a display of the device, a visual representation of the other users identified;
receiving a selection of one or more desired payers from the visual representation of the other users identified;
transmitting, over the second network connection, a payer request to the payment provider including the selection of the one or more desired payers for payment of the digital invoice; and
receiving, over the second network connection, a notification from the payment provider indicating a payment of the digital invoice.

US Pat. No. 10,496,941

MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM FOR SHARING SERVICE, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREFOR

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A computer-readable non-transitory storage medium that stores a control program for causing a computer to execute a process comprising:identifying, in a case where an application for a sharing service in which an operation is started by using the computer is accepted, a category of the accepted sharing service;
identifying at least one management item for managing the sharing service in accordance with the identified category of the sharing service;
setting the identified management item for each matching target article in the sharing service; and
managing a status that is input to the set management item of the target article in accordance with the category of the sharing service,
wherein the category includes a first category where one matching can be performed with respect to one target article in a same period or partially overlapped periods related to each matching target article, a second category where plural matchings can be performed with respect to one target article in the same period or the partially overlapped periods related to each matching target article, and a third category where appealing for use of the target article is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,496,916

SCREEN PROTECTOR ARTICLE WITH IDENTIFICATION FUNCTIONALITY

1. An article for protecting a display screen of an electronic device, the display screen having a display surface, the article comprising:a substrate configured to be applied to the display surface of the display screen of the device, the substrate being substantially transparent to permit viewing of portions of the display screen through the substrate, the substrate having an outer surface for facing outwardly from the display surface when the substrate is applied to the display surface, the substrate having an inner surface for facing toward the display surface when the substrate is applied to the display surface;
an identification circuit integrated with the substrate, the identification circuit encoding an identification code;
a layer of adhering substance applied to at least a portion of the inner surface of the substrate; and
a marking printed on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,496,759

USER INTERFACE FOR REALTIME LANGUAGE TRANSLATION

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:providing, by a mobile device, a user interface for a real-time translation application that receives spoken inputs in a first language outputs and that generates synthesized speech representations of translations of the spoken inputs in a second language, wherein the user interface includes:
a first language region for displaying transcriptions of the spoken inputs in the first language,
a second language region for displaying translations of the spoken inputs in the second language, and
an indicator region for displaying an icon that, when an outline of the icon is animated, indicates that a speaker of the mobile device is preparing to output synthesized speech representations in the second language but is not yet outputting synthesized speech representations in the second language, wherein the icon comprises a speaker icon whose outline is animated in a spinning pattern only for a period of time before the speaker is prepared to output synthesized speech representations in the second language;
determining, by the mobile device, a state of the real-time translation application; and
in response to determining the state of the real-time translation application, updating, by the mobile device, the user interface to animate the outline of the icon to indicate that the speaker of the mobile device is preparing to output synthesized speech representations in the second language but is not yet outputting synthesized speech representations in the second language.

US Pat. No. 10,496,736

COLLECTING AND AUDITING STRUCTURED DATA LAYERED ON UNSTRUCTURED OBJECTS

Industrial Audit Corporat...

1. A method for collecting field data, comprising:displaying a field-data tracking form including a plurality of input fields in a plurality of layers visually layered over a map, each input field located at a designated position relative to the map and corresponding to a different location on the map, each input field corresponding to a different data object;
receiving a first value as input to an input field of the plurality of input fields;
generating a plurality of attributes corresponding to the first value;
associating the first value and the plurality of corresponding attributes with a first version of the data object corresponding to the input field in a database;
receiving a second value different than the first value as input to the input field;
generating a plurality of attributes corresponding to the second value that differs from the plurality of attributes corresponding to the first value;
associating the second value and the plurality of corresponding attributes with a second version of the data object in the database;
storing the first value and the plurality of attributes corresponding to the first value in history data in the field-data tracking form;
storing the second value and the plurality of attributes corresponding to the second value in the history data in the field-data tracking form;
displaying the map as a field-data tracking report in which the first value and the second value stored in the history data are flattened into one layer onto the map and displayed on the map to produce a static output file that acts as a record of a completed task;
restricting access to input fields included in layers other than a current layer; and
in response to receiving a value in an input field corresponding to a data object included in the current layer that meets interaction rules for the current layer, allowing access to input fields included in another layer, the interaction rules specifying that the values in each input field corresponding to at least the data object included in the current layer must be received by a person with predetermined qualifications in order to allow access to the other layer.

US Pat. No. 10,496,660

SERVING CONTENT ITEMS IN CONTENT ITEM SLOTS BASED ON A REFERRAL QUERY LOCATION

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of serving content items in content item slots comprising:receiving, at a processing module, data indicative of a resource and a referral query, wherein the resource has a first content item slot and a second content item slot;
determining, using the processing module and by parsing content on the resource, a location of the referral query on the resource;
determining, using the processing module, a first spatial distance between the first content item slot and the location of the referral query;
determining, using the processing module, a second spatial distance between the second content item slot and the location of the referral query;
identifying, by the processing module, a first rank of a first content item and a second rank of a second content item;
selecting the first content item for display in the first content item slot and the second content item for display in the second content item slot responsive to determining that the first spatial distance is less than the second spatial distance and the first rank is higher than the second rank; and
transmitting data to effect display of the first content item in the first content item slot and data to effect display of the second content item in the second content item slot.

US Pat. No. 10,496,539

USING STORAGE CLASS MEMORY AS A PERSISTENT OPERATING SYSTEM FILE/BLOCK CACHE

EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. An apparatus comprising:a computing device comprising a processor that runs a host application, a non-volatile cache that is directly accessed by the processor, a memory allocator that allocates a portion of the non-volatile cache as a dedicated host application data cache, and a destaging program stored on non-transitory memory that destages host application data from the host application data cache in accordance with a destaging plan, wherein the destaging program sends a dirty page message to another computing device in response to a newly written host data extent being written into the dedicated host application data cache.

US Pat. No. 10,496,513

MEASUREMENT OF COMPUTER PRODUCT USAGE

International Business Ma...

10. A method for estimating computer processing metrics for a computer product having a set of modules, comprising:determining when a calling process requires a new memory page for a module of a product;
identifying the product associated with the module in response to the new memory page being required by the module of the product;
creating the new memory page for the module of the identified product, the new memory page associated with the calling process and identified product;
loading the module into the new memory page as associated with the process and product;
tracking memory page hits for the new memory page;
estimating memory usage and processor usage associated with the calling process and the identified product based on the new memory page for the module of the identified product;
estimating at least one distinct memory usage and at least one distinct processor usage associated with at least one distinct process and the identified product, the at least one distinct process distinct from the calling process; and
estimating a total memory usage and a total processor usage for the identified product by adding:
the memory usage and the at least one distinct memory usage, and
the processor usage and the at least one distinct processor usage.

US Pat. No. 10,496,509

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EVENT TRACKING AND HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF BATTERY-POWERED INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEMS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A battery system, comprising:one or more rechargeable battery cells configured to be coupled to provide electrical current to a system load of an information handling system when the battery system is paired with the information handling system;
a battery system storage; and
at least one programmable integrated circuit coupled to the battery system storage and the one or more battery cells, the programmable integrated circuit of the battery system being programmed to be powered by the one or more rechargeable battery cells to perform the following while the battery system is not paired with the information handling system or while the battery system is paired with the information handling system with a host programmable integrated circuit of the information handling system in an unpowered condition:
sense at least one of environmental conditions, operating conditions or event occurrences to which the battery system and/or the information handling system is exposed while the battery system is not paired with the information handling system or is paired with the information handling system having the unpowered host programmable integrated circuit; and
record and store the sensed environmental conditions, operating conditions or event occurrences as stored sensed information on the battery system storage while the battery system is not paired with the information handling system or is paired with the information handling system having the unpowered host programmable integrated circuit;
where the at least one battery system programmable integrated circuit is further programmed to later provide the previously-stored sensed information from the battery system storage that was previously recorded while the battery system was not paired with the information handling system or was paired with the information handling system having the unpowered host programmable integrated circuit to at least one programmable integrated circuit of a paired information handling system when the battery system is next paired with the information handling system having the host programmable integrated circuit in powered condition; and
where the battery system is a smart battery pack that includes a battery management unit (BMU) coupled to a battery unit that includes the one or more rechargeable battery cells, the BMU including the battery system programmable integrated circuit and the battery system storage; and where the battery system programmable integrated circuit is configured to:
sense presence and absence of the information handling system paired to the battery system, and
record the number of times that the battery system has been paired and unpaired with an information handling system as the sensed information on the battery system storage.

US Pat. No. 10,496,482

SELECTIVE RAID REPAIR BASED ON CONTENT MAPPING

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of managing RAID (Redundant Array of Independent/Inexpensive Disks) storage in a data storage system, the method comprising:receiving, by the data storage system, IO requests specifying host data to be written to respective logical addresses of a set of data objects stored in the data storage system;
updating, in response to receiving the IO requests, map metadata maintained by a mapping subsystem of the data storage system, the map metadata associating logical address ranges of the set of data objects with respective RAID stripes managed by a RAID subsystem that stores the host data; and
in response to a detection of damage in a RAID stripe by the RAID subsystem, performing a repair-qualifying operation, the repair-qualifying operation configured to, based on the map metadata maintained by the mapping subsystem, selectively (i) direct the RAID subsystem to repair the damaged RAID stripe in response to the map metadata indicating a first condition and (ii) avoid repairing of the damaged RAID stripe in response to the map metadata indicating a second condition, wherein the repair-qualifying operation is configured to determine whether to repair the damaged RAID stripe based on the map metadata.

US Pat. No. 10,496,479

DISTRIBUTED STORAGE SYSTEM

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A distributed storage system comprising:a plurality of nodes configured to communicate with one another via a network, each one of the nodes comprises a respective volume and is configured to manage its respective volume,
wherein each of the plurality of nodes is further configured to:
store user data and secondary redundant data in the respective volume thereof, and
create the secondary redundant data stored in the respective volume thereof based on blocks of data of other nodes different from one another, the blocks of data being user data stored in the other nodes and primary redundant data created from the user data stored in the other nodes,
wherein when restoring the user data, each of the plurality of nodes is configured to:
restore a first primary redundant data based on a first user data stored in one of the nodes;
restore a plurality of second primary redundant data based on the restored first primary redundant data and secondary redundant data stored in one of the nodes; and
restore a second user data based on the plurality of second primary redundant data.

US Pat. No. 10,496,476

MEMORY SYSTEM AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A memory system comprising:a memory device suitable for storing data and for providing read data to a controller; and
the controller suitable for performing a bit flipping operation to one or more flip bits in respective constituent codes of the read data during each loop of a repetitive error correction operation to the constituent codes,
wherein the controller performs the bit flipping operation by selecting the flip bits for the respective constituent codes,
wherein the controller variably changes a number of the flip bits for the respective constituent codes at each loop of the repetitive error correction operation,
wherein the constituent codes includes a least reliable constituent code and the other constituent codes,
wherein the controller gradually and sequentially increases a number of the flip bits in the least reliable constituent code at each loop the repetitive error correction operation,
wherein the controller increases the number of the flip bits to a maximum number of flip bits, and
wherein the controller performs the repetitive error correction operation to a maximum loop count until the repetitive error correction operation is successful to the constituent codes.

US Pat. No. 10,496,397

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AUTOMATIC FIRMWARE UPDATE MANAGEMENT

1. A method for optimizing resources in a network comprising a web application, a network collector server configured to perform firmware-update management tasks as commanded by the web application, a plurality of cable modems active in the network, and one or more servers while updating firmware of the plurality of cable modems, the method comprising the steps of:the web application receiving a firmware update policy, the firmware update policy comprising a cable modem criteria describing all of or a subset of the plurality of cable modems to have their firmware updated, and a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) pointing to a firmware update file within a server in the network;
the web application adding the firmware update policy to a database engine;
the network collector server receiving the cable modem criteria;
the network collector server querying the database engine in order to obtain a list of cable modem Media Access Control (MAC) addresses defined by the cable modem criteria;
the network collector server polling the database engine for the firmware update policy and computing a list of cable modems to have their firmware updated according to the firmware update policy, the list comprising a subset of the plurality of cable modems;
the network collector server sending a command to each cable modem in the list to update its firmware using the firmware update file indicated by the URI;
the network collector server learning that the cable modem reboots, scanning the cable modem, and learning whether a firmware update was successful by comparing older and new firmware versions; and
the network collector server sending whether the firmware update was successful to the web application,
wherein the URI further comprises a network location of the firmware update file, the firmware update policy further comprises an update time frame, and the cable modem criteria includes at least one of a group consisting a MAC address, a MAC domain, a firmware version, a hardware version, a vendor, a model, a region, and a subset of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses associated with the cable modems.

US Pat. No. 10,496,159

USER INPUT PROCESSING WITH EYE TRACKING

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. A method for identifying user input at a computing device, the method comprising:capturing image data for a physical area surrounding the computing device, the image data captured by a camera;
identifying that at least one candidate shape in the captured image data corresponds to a human present in the physical area based on the at least one candidate shape meeting a threshold level of facial features including at least one eye of the human;
calibrating eye behavior of the at least one eye by taking a set of measurements to derive degrees of focus for each of a plurality of focus points within a display of the computing device, wherein each focus point is directed to one or more predefined input points within the display of the computing device;
tracking a location of a new focus point of the at least one eye of the identified human, wherein the location of the focus point is tracked within the display of the computing device;
identifying that an input has been received when the location of the tracked focus point corresponds to one of the predefined input points within the display of the computing device;
identifying that the predefined input point corresponding to the tracked focus point is at a location of a virtual item within the display;
identifying that the tracked focus point corresponds to the identified human of the at least one eye whose eye behavior had been calibrated; and
processing the received input as an action performed at the virtual item located at the predefined input point corresponding to the tracked focus point, wherein the action performed at the virtual item is further associated with the corresponding identified human.

US Pat. No. 10,495,795

LIGHT EMISSION REDUCING COMPOUNDS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

EyeSafe, LLC, Eden Prair...

1. A light-filtering film for a screen of a device comprising:a polymer substrate;
a first absorbing compound combined with the polymer substrate, the first absorbing compound absorbing blue light in a blue notch band having a full-width half-maximum of not greater than about 50 nm; and
a second absorbing compound combined with the polymer substrate, the second absorbing compound absorbing red light in a red notch band having a full-width half-maximum of not greater than about 50 nm,wherein the first absorbing compound and the second absorbing compound are provided in combination so that, for light produced by the screen transmitted through the light-filtering film, correlated color temperature is within about 1000 Kelvin of correlated color temperature for light produced by the screen that is not transmitted through the light-filtering film, andwherein the first absorbing compound absorbs in a wavelength range from about 260 nm to about 400 nm, and the second absorbing compound absorbs in a wavelength range of from about 800 nm to about 1200 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,495,658

AUTOMATIC ANALYZER

Hitachi High-Technologies...

8. An automatic analyzer comprising:a first conveyance line that conveys a plurality of specimen racks in a first direction;
an identification unit configured to obtain identification information from respective labels on the specimen racks on the first conveyance line;
a rack supplying unit that supplies one or more specimen racks, of the plurality of specimen racks, to the conveyance line, which respectively store a specimen;
a second conveyance line, including a sampling area, that conveys respective specimen racks in a first direction from an upstream side to a downstream side to position the specimen rack in the sampling area and in a second direction opposite the first direction;
a reaction disk on which a reaction container is arranged;
a specimen dispensing mechanism which dispenses a specimen stored in a respective specimen container of the specimen rack positioned in the sampling area by the first rack conveying unit into a reaction container;
a reagent dispensing mechanism dispensing a reagent to the reaction container;
a rack take-in mechanism configured to transfer specimen racks between the first conveyance line and the upstream side of the sampling area on the second conveyance line;
a rack handling mechanism configured to transfer specimen racks between the first conveyance line and the downstream side of the sampling area on the second conveyance line; and
a controller controlling the first conveyance line, the second conveyance line, the identification device and the specimen dispensing mechanism,
wherein the first conveyance line is configured to convey respective specimen racks to downstream of the sampling area,
wherein the controller is programmed to:
upon determining a first specimen rack, of the plurality of specimen racks, stores an emergency sample and upon determining a second specimen rack, of the plurality of specimen racks, storing an ordinary sample is currently in the sampling area based on an operation of the specimen dispensing mechanism, control the second conveyance line to convey the second specimen rack holding the ordinary sample to a position on the second conveyance line that is upstream from the sampling area and control the second conveyance line to convey the first specimen rack holding the emergency sample from the first conveyance line to the sampling area from downstream of the sampling area.

US Pat. No. 10,495,634

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF IMMUNOLOGICAL PROTEINS, PATHOGENIC AND MICROBIAL AGENTS AND CELLS

Carnegie Mellon Universit...

1. A method for detecting and quantifying concentration of an analyte in a liquid sample, comprising:adding a liquid sample to an immunoassay microfluidic device, said microfluidic device having a liquid sample inlet in continuous fluid connection with a liquid sample inlet manifold micro-channel that is in continuous fluid connection with a plurality of reaction chambers, each of said plurality of reaction chambers having adsorbed on its surface a plurality of immobilized antigen-specific antibodies (Ab1) specific to an analyte, wherein the surface of each of the reaction chambers also has a plurality of magnetic-responsive micro-beads deposited thereon, each of said plurality of magnetic-responsive micro-beads coated with an antigen-specific antibody (Ab2) specific to the analyte;
incubating the liquid sample within the plurality of reaction chambers, which causes rehydration of the plurality of antibody-coated magnetic-responsive micro-beads, which rehydration disperses the antibody-coated magnetic-responsive micro-beads in the liquid sample;
binding the rehydrated antibody-coated magnetic-responsive micro-beads as well as the antigen-specific antibodies immobilized on the surface of each of the reaction chambers to any analyte present in the liquid sample to form Ab1-analyte-Ab2-coated magnetic-responsive micro-bead complexes on the surface of each of the reaction chambers;
having the liquid sample containing any unbound antibody-coated magnetic-responsive micro-beads exit the plurality of reaction chambers through outlet manifold micro-channels which is in continuous fluid connection with a connector micro-channel, wherein one outlet manifold micro-channel also is in continuous fluid connection with a delay micro-channel, said delay micro-channel and said outlet manifold micro-channels in continuous fluid connection with a connector micro-channel that is in continuous fluid connection with a terminal flow splitter micro-channel that bifurcates to form a calibration micro-channel (Co) and at least one test micro-channel (Cm), wherein each of the outlet manifold micro-channels terminates in a passive valve, each of said passive valves substantially stopping, for a given period of time, the flow of the liquid sample from moving forward into the connector micro-channel;
measuring the volume, Vm, of the liquid sample passing through the at least one test micro-channel exposed to a magnetic field gradient, in which the presence of any unbound antibody-coated magnetic-responsive micro-beads in the at least one test micro-channel which is exposed to the magnetic field gradient causes flocculation of the antibody-coated magnetic-responsive micro-beads in the liquid sample which reduces the flow rate of the liquid sample through the at least one test micro-channel;
measuring the volume of the liquid sample passing through the calibration micro-channel, Vo, not exposed to a magnetic field gradient;
calculating the ratio Vm/Vo, the difference Vo?Vm, and the ratio (Vo?Vm)p/(Vm)q, wherein p and q are derived through a calibration process, wherein the ratios Vm/Vo and (Vo?Vm)p/(Vm)q are a proxy for the number of magnetic-responsive micro-beads in the liquid sample, which is a proxy for the concentration of analyte in the liquid sample; and
quantifying the concentration of analyte in the liquid sample.

US Pat. No. 10,495,617

CO2 SENSOR REFERENCE VALUE CALIBRATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING REFERENCE VALUE OF CO2 SENSOR

DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, ...

1. A CO2 sensor reference value calibration apparatus comprising:a person detection unit configured to detect a person in an object space;
a CO2 sensor configured to acquire, as a relative value with respect to a preset reference value of the CO2 sensor, a carbon dioxide concentration in the object space;
a clock unit configured to measure a time; and
a calibration unit configured to calibrate the reference value, wherein
the calibration unit is configured to start introduction of outside air after a person is not detected in the object space,
the calibration unit is configured to set, as a provisional reference value, a carbon dioxide concentration acquired when a preset first waiting time elapses after starting the introduction of the outside air,
the calibration unit is configured to compare a carbon dioxide concentration, which is acquired when a preset second waiting time elapses after the setting of the provisional reference value, with the provisional reference value,
the calibration unit is configured to repeatedly acquire the carbon dioxide concentration, when the second waiting time elapses after newly setting the acquired carbon dioxide concentration as the provisional reference value, in a case where a change rate of the carbon dioxide concentration is out of a preset allowable range, and
the calibration unit is configured to set a currently set provisional reference value as the reference value in a case where the change rate of the carbon dioxide concentration is in the allowable range,
the calibration unit is configured to compare the carbon dioxide concentration, which is acquired when the preset second waiting time elapses after the setting of the provisional reference value, with the provisional reference value,
the calibration unit is configured to repeatedly acquire the carbon dioxide concentration, when the second waiting time elapses after the setting of the acquired carbon dioxide concentration as a new provisional reference value, in a case where the acquired carbon dioxide concentration is lower than the provisional reference value and where the change rate of the carbon dioxide concentration is negative, and
the calibration unit is configured to set the currently set provisional reference value as the reference value in response to that the acquired carbon dioxide concentration is equal to or greater than the provisional reference value and that the change rate of the carbon dioxide concentration is positive.

US Pat. No. 10,495,594

IMPEDANCE TESTING WITH ALTERNATING CURRENT FREQUENCY CONTROL

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An apparatus comprising:a microfluidic channel;
an electric sensor within the microfluidic channel to form an electric field within the microfluidic channel and to output signals indicating an impedance of fluid within the electric field within the microfluidic channel;
a frequency source; and
a controller to execute machine readable instructions to output control signals controlling the frequency source to selectively apply different nonzero frequencies of alternating current at different times to the electric sensor, wherein the machine readable instructions cause control signals to be output by the controller to apply a first non-zero frequency of alternating current to the electric sensor and a second non-zero frequency of alternating current to the electric sensor, wherein the first nonzero frequency comprises a frequency selected by the machine readable instructions as executed by the controller for a first fluid test based upon signal-to-noise performance of the first frequency for the first fluid test and wherein the second frequency comprises a frequency selected by the machine readable instructions as executed by the controller for a second fluid test, different than the first fluid tests, based upon signal-to-noise performance of the second frequency for the second fluid test.

US Pat. No. 10,495,531

FORCE SENSOR

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA REC...

1. A force sensor (1), comprising:a wall (20) comprising an array of measurement cells (2), each measurement cell being filled with a filling material (3) in which at least one inclusion of a substance (4) is embedded, the wall (20) comprising or forming the array (12) of different measurement cells (2), the measurement cells being integral, whereas there is no space between different adjacent measurement cells (2) of the array (12),
for each measurement cell, at least one light source (5) arranged in order to illuminate the at least one inclusion embedded in said cell,
for each measurement cell, a measurement system (6) comprising at least one optical measurement point (7) arranged in order to capture light (8) originating from the at least one inclusion embedded in said cell,
for each measurement cell, means (9, 10) arranged in order to convert optical signals (16) originating from the measurement system of said cell to a signal representative of a force (11) exerted on said cell, the signal being dependent on a movement of the at least one inclusion embedded within the filling material of said cell.

US Pat. No. 10,495,526

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALIBRATING A THERMOMETER IN SITU

1. An apparatus for calibrating or validating a thermometer in situ, having:a temperature sensor for determining a temperature; and
a reference element for calibrating said temperature sensor, wherein:
said reference element at least partially comprises a ferroelectric material, which experiences a phase transformation at at least one predetermined temperature in a temperature range relevant for calibrating or validating said temperature sensor,
said temperature sensor and said reference element are integrated in a thermometer component and wherein said reference element is arranged next to said temperature sensor and is sufficiently close to the same temperature as the temperature sensor, and
said ferroelectric material serves as a substrate for said temperature sensor, wherein said temperature sensor is located on said substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,495,514

MIRROR PLATE FOR A FABRY-PEROT INTERFEROMETER AND A FABRY-PEROT INTERFEROMETER

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKU...

1. A method for producing a mirror plate for a Fabry-Perot interferometer, the method comprising:providing a substrate, which comprises silicon,
implementing a semi-transparent reflective coating on the substrate,
forming a passivated region in and/or on the substrate by etching a plurality of voids in the substrate, and by passivating the surfaces of the voids,
forming a first sensor electrode on top of the passivated region, and
forming a second sensor electrode supported by the substrate,
wherein the total surface area of the voids is greater than 5 times the projected area of the passivated region.

US Pat. No. 10,495,460

DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD TO CHECK THE POSITION OF A PIPELINE IN A BED OF A BODY OF WATER

SAIPEM S.p.A., San Donat...

1. A pipeline detection system comprising:a device configured to be moved in a moving direction and along a route in a body of water, said device including:
a support extending transversely to the moving direction,
a quantity of acoustic wave sources mounted on the support and configured to transmit acoustic waves through the body of water and a bed of the body of water,
a quantity of at least three acoustic wave receivers located along the support and configured to receive reflected acoustic waves and emit reception signals related to the reflected acoustic waves, wherein the acoustic wave receivers are distributed transversely to the moving direction, and
a mechanism configured to adjust an immersion depth of the support in the body of water to place the support at a designated estimated distance from a pipeline; and
a processing unit including an acquisition unit configured to receive at least one datum selected from the group consisting of: a known value of a cross-section of the pipeline, an expected value of a trenching height of the pipeline, a known shape of the pipeline, an expected bathymetric profile of the bed of the body of water, and an expected value of a position of the pipeline, wherein the processing unit is configured to:
calculate a parameter related to the position of the pipeline in the bed of the body of water based on the emitted reception signals and the at least one received datum, and
check if the calculated parameter related to the position of the pipeline in the bed of the body of water falls within a designated range of parameters related to the position of the pipeline in the bed of the body of water.

US Pat. No. 10,495,344

FORCED AIR HEATER INCLUDING MULTIPLE ON-BOARD SOURCES OF ELECTRIC ENERGY

Enerco Group, Inc., Clev...

1. A heating system, comprising: a forced air heater, comprising:a combustion region;
an interior chamber disposed adjacent to the combustion region;
wherein the heater comprises a fuel inlet for coupling to an external fuel tank or a fixedly engaged fuel tank; and
a control unit at least a portion of which is disposed inside the interior chamber adjacent the combustion region that selectively supplies electrical power to the heater from a first power source or second power source to control at least a portion of the heater; wherein:
the first power source is in electrical communication with a selectively removable rechargeable battery; and
the second power source is in electrical communication with remote power source, the second power source comprising an alternating current (AC) electrical power source supplied by an electrical outlet coupled to a source of AC electrical power.

US Pat. No. 10,495,338

REMOTE CONTROLLER SETTING DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A remote controller setting device comprising:a storage unit configured to store setting data on a setting content of a remote controller; and
a communication unit connected to a wired communication line between the remote controller and a device to be operated by the remote controller and, in normal operation of the remote controller, configured to transmit the setting data stored in the storage unit to the remote controller,
wherein the remote controller setting device is physically connected to the wired communication line only in setting the remote controller.

US Pat. No. 10,495,282

TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLY WITH OPTIC ILLUMINATION

1. A vehicular tail lamp assembly comprising:a combination lamp comprising a first outer lens and at least one light source disposed on an inward-facing side of the first outer lens, the light source configured to produce a direct beam pattern at least a portion of which extends substantially rearward of a vehicle through the first outer lens;
a lid lamp defining a first adjacently-spaced gap between it and the combination lamp, the lid lamp comprising a second outer lens and a reflective element disposed on an inward-facing side of the second outer lens, and
a first optic element signally cooperative with the light source to redirect at least a portion of the direct beam pattern to the reflective element which in turn redirects a reflected portion into an indirect beam pattern through the second outer lens, the first optic element comprising:
a first portion coupled to the first outer lens; and
a second portion coupled to the second outer lens, the first portion being signally cooperative with the second portion such that the first portion directs light from the light source across the gap and into the second portion, which redirects the portion of the direct beam pattern to the reflective element, wherein one of the first portion and the second portion extends across the first adjacently spaced gap from a respective side wall of the first outer lens and the second outer lens toward the other of the first portion or the second portion while remaining spaced therefrom.

US Pat. No. 10,495,275

FLAME SIMULATING ASSEMBLY

Glen Dimplex Americas Lim...

1. A flame simulating assembly for viewing by a viewer positioned in front of the flame simulating assembly, the flame simulating assembly comprising:at least one light source for producing light;
a screen to which the light from said at least one light source is directed, to provide a plurality of images of flames thereon viewable via a front surface of the screen;
at least one trim subassembly, comprising at least one simulated fuel element that is located in front of the screen, and proximal to the front surface of the screen;
a rotatable flicker element located behind the screen, comprising:
an elongate rod defined by an axis thereof about which the rod is rotatable, the rod being positioned at a preselected elevation above a base of the flame simulating assembly and horizontally spaced apart from said at least one simulated fuel element;
a plurality of paddle elements located in respective predetermined locations on the rod, for intermittently reflecting the light from said at least one light source from the paddle elements to the screen respectively as the flicker element rotates about the axis, to provide the images of flames on the screen;
a flame effect element for configuring the light from said at least one light source that is reflected from the flicker element toward at least one predetermined region on the screen located above said at least one simulated fuel element to provide the images of flames therein;
a holding bracket for locating said at least one light source at the preselected elevation and proximal to the flicker element, to provide the images of flames at said at least one predetermined region on the screen;
said at least one trim subassembly being at least partially positioned at the preselected elevation, to at least partially conceal the holding bracket from the viewer; and
the flicker element being positioned to reflect a portion of the light from said at least one light source that is reflected toward the screen to at least partially avoid the flame effect element, to provide a glowing effect in at least one lower region of the screen that is positioned below said at least one simulated fuel element.

US Pat. No. 10,495,189

PLANETARY GEAR TRAIN OF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A planetary gear train apparatus of an automatic transmission for a vehicle, the planetary gear train apparatus comprising:an input shaft receiving torque of an engine;
an output shaft outputting torque;
a first planetary gear set including a first rotation element, a second rotation element, and a third rotation element;
a second planetary gear set including a fourth rotation element, a fifth rotation element, and a sixth rotation element;
a third planetary gear set including a seventh rotation element, an eighth rotation element, and a ninth rotation element;
a fourth planetary gear set including a tenth rotation element, an eleventh rotation element, and a twelfth rotation element;
a fifth planetary gear set including a thirteenth rotation element, a fourteenth rotation element and a fifteenth rotation element;
a first shaft fixedly connected to the first rotation element and the fifth rotation element and fixedly connected to the input shaft;
a second shaft fixedly connected to the fourteenth rotation element and the output shaft;
a third shaft fixedly connected to the sixth rotation element and the tenth rotation element;
a fourth shaft fixedly connected to the eighth rotation element and the fifteenth rotation element;
a fifth shaft fixedly connected to the eleventh rotation element and the thirteenth rotation element;
a sixth shaft fixedly connected to the twelfth rotation element;
a seventh shaft fixedly connected to the third rotation element, the fourth rotation element, and the seventh rotation element;
an eighth shaft fixedly connected to the second rotation element; and
a ninth shaft fixedly connected to the ninth rotation element.

US Pat. No. 10,495,180

WIRE ROPE ASSEMBLY UNIT

CASAR DRAHTSEILWERK SAAR ...

1. A wire rope assembly unit, comprising:a metal wire rope;
a device for assembling the metal wire rope, the device is attached to one end of the metal wire rope and comprises a connecting element that is arranged on an end surface of one end of the metal wire rope; and
a sleeve that surrounds a lateral surface of a terminal section of the metal wire rope, wherein outer metal strands of the metal wire rope are completely removed from the metal wire rope in the terminal section of the metal wire rope that is arranged inside the sleeve so that the sleeve is exclusively over inner strands of the metal wire rope.

US Pat. No. 10,495,173

DISPENSING PUMP WITH POLYMER COMPRESSION SPRING ASSEMBLY

Silgan Dispensing Systems...

1. A dispensing pump comprising:a pump base;
a dispensing head; and
a compression spring assembly comprising:
a slotted tubular spring element formed from a tensile polymer material, said slotted tubular spring element having strain reducing ribs extending longitudinally along opposing slot edges wherein the strain reducing ribs are symmetrical;
a first loading cone at a first end of said slotted tubular spring element; and
a second loading cone at said second end of said slotted tubular spring element, said second loading cone being axially compressible with said dispensing head toward the first loading cone,
whereby said slotted tubular spring element radially expands to create an opposing extension spring force.

US Pat. No. 10,495,138

HINGE ASSEMBLY WITH COMPRESSIBLE SLEEVE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A device assembly comprising:a base member coupled to an upright member via a hinge assembly, the hinge assembly including:
a first securing member;
a second securing member including a shaft coupled to the first securing member;
a compressible sleeve composed of elastically deformable material and arranged to engage and apply a compressive force to the shaft under influence of a spring; and
the spring coupled to the first securing member and to engage the compressible sleeve and apply a compressive force on the sleeve in response to a rotational movement of the hinge assembly in a first direction and reduce a compressive force when the hinge assembly is rotated in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,494,941

SEAL FACE PLATE COOLING

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A sealing system for an engine having an axial centerline, comprising:a stationary carbon segment; and
a seal plate that rotates when the engine is operated;
wherein the seal plate includes an end face that is opposed to an interface between the carbon segment and the seal plate;
wherein the end face includes a plurality of grooves that convey a liquid cooling fluid;
wherein each of the grooves starts at a respective first circumferential location of the end face at an inner diameter of the end face and ends at a respective second circumferential location of the end face at an outer diameter of the end face, the first and second circumferential locations being different circumferential locations;
wherein the end includes a plurality of fin;
wherein the grooves and fins are formed in an alternating sequence in the end face;
wherein the end face has a non-constant groove width to pitch ratio over a radial span of the end face; and
wherein the groove width to pitch ratio increases from the inner diameter of the end face towards the outer diameter of the end face.

US Pat. No. 10,494,913

EARTH FORMATION CRUSHING MODEL

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a computer, an Earth formation characteristic and a cutter characteristic of a cutter of an Earth drill bit;
determining, with the computer, a cutting characteristic at an interface between the Earth formation and the cutter based on the Earth formation characteristic and the cutter characteristic using an Earth formation crushing model operating on the computer, where determining the cutting characteristic at the interface between the Earth formation and the cutter comprises:
determining an empirical determination of stress in a first of three mutually perpendicular axes at the interface;
determining a stress at the interface in a remaining two mutually perpendicular axes as a function of the empirical determination of stress in the first of three mutually perpendicular axes;
determining cutting forces at the interface in each of the three mutually perpendicular axes as a function of the determined stress at the interface in each of the three mutually perpendicular axes; and
determining the cutting characteristic by matching the determined cutting forces against experimental cutting forces and solving for the cutting characteristic; and
outputting the determined cutting characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,494,885

MUD PULSE TELEMETRY WITH CONTINUOUS CIRCULATION DRILLING

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A system for performing a wellbore operation while a fluid circulates in a wellbore, comprising:a string comprising at least a first tubular section and a second tubular section, each tubular section configured to be disconnected from the string;
a fluid circulating system circulating fluid through at least a part of the string;
a continuous circulation device comprising at least a first fluid path and a second fluid path, wherein only one of the first fluid path and the second fluid path circulate the fluid into the string at a specified time;
a control device configured to select one of the first and second fluid path through which to convey the fluid into the string;
at least one signal generator in hydraulic communication with the circulating fluid, the at least one signal generator configured to impart at least one pressure signal into the circulating fluid, the at least one signal generator is positioned at a location selected from one of: (i) in an annulus of the wellbore to generate at least one pressure pulse into the annulus, (ii) at a manifold of the continuous circulation device, and (iii) at a pump associated with a fluid source; and
at least one pressure transducer in pressure communication with the circulating fluid and configured to detect the imparted at least one pressure signal, and;
a flow diverter positioned along the string, the flow diverter including the at least one pressure transducer;
wherein the at least one signal generator and the at least one pressure transducer form a communication link configured to convey information between at least two locations along a flow path of the circulating drilling fluid, irrespective whether the first fluid path or the second fluid path is selected by the control device to convey the fluid into the drill string.

US Pat. No. 10,494,862

DRIVING ASSEMBLY AND WINDOW BLIND

1. A driving assembly, adapted for window blinds, the driving assembly comprising a mounting plate, a winding roller and at least one pair of driving wheels that are engaged with one another and rotationally mounted on the mounting plate, at least one first guiding roller located at a side of the at least one pair of driving wheels, and at least one second guiding roller located at a side of the winding roller,wherein an elastic element is elastically wound around the driving wheels to provide driving force for the winding roller, a pull rope has a starting end fixed to the winding roller and wound around the winding roller for several circles, and the pull rope is divided into at least two pull rope sections including a first pull rope section and a second pull rope section after the starting end comes out of the winding roller, the pull rope sections are adapted for running through multiple slats of the window blinds and connected with a bottom rail of the window blinds, the first pull rope section and the second pull rope section are wound along outer edges of the second guiding roller and outer edges of the first guiding roller in turns for several circles, the first pull rope section comes out of the first guiding roller, and the second pull rope section comes out of the second guiding roller; under a first status, the pull rope partially winds around the winding roller then winds around the second guiding roller and the first guiding roller in turns along outer edges of the second guiding roller and the first guiding roller; while under a second status, the pull rope disengages from the winding roller, the second guiding roller and the first guiding roller in turns.

US Pat. No. 10,494,857

THRESHOLD ASSEMBLY HAVING A RAIL WITH A DRAINAGE WALL DEFINING A DRAINAGE PASSAGEWAY

Quanex Homeshield, LLC, ...

1. A threshold assembly for use with an entryway system disposed within an aperture of a structure, which has an exterior and an interior, said threshold assembly comprising:a sill extending along an axis between an exterior side for facing the exterior of the structure and an interior side for facing the interior of the structure, with said sill at least partially defining a sill channel between said exterior side and said interior side which is adapted for accepting a fluid therein; and
a rail coupled to and disposed above said sill, with said rail having a drainage wall adjacent said exterior side of said sill and cooperating with said sill to at least partially define said sill channel, and with said rail at least partially defining a rail channel between said exterior side and said interior side and above said sill channel, said rail channel being adapted to accept the fluid therein;
wherein said rail defines a channel passageway which fluidly connects said rail channel and said sill channel for permitting flow of the fluid from said rail channel to said sill channel;
wherein said drainage wall defines a drainage passageway fluidly connected with said sill channel for permitting flow of the fluid from said sill channel to said exterior side of said sill, with said rail channel, said channel passageway, said sill channel, and said drainage passageway at least partially defining a drainage plane for permitting flow of the fluid from said rail channel to said exterior side of said sill;
wherein said sill has a tread surface adjacent said exterior side and extending toward said interior side with said tread surface sloped downwardly away from said interior side of said sill for positively draining the fluid off of said sill;
wherein said sill has a dam adjacent said tread surface and extending upwardly for blocking backflow of the fluid across said tread surface of said sill and into the interior of the structure; and
wherein said sill defines a midline oriented longitudinally along said sill and configured to be centered beneath a door panel of the entryway system, with said dam disposed between said midline and said interior side of said sill to position said drainage plane proximate said interior side of said sill for positively draining the fluid off of said sill that permeates toward said interior side.

US Pat. No. 10,494,842

VEHICLE LOAD FLOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A latch assembly that is configured to removably secure a load floor within a cargo area of a vehicle, the latch assembly comprising:a housing defining an opening, wherein the housing is configured to secure to the load floor; and
a latch rotatably secured to the housing, wherein the latch comprises a central hub and opposed latching rims extending radially outward from the central hub, wherein the latch is configured to be rotated 360° in relation to the housing in both a clockwise direction and counterclockwise direction to move either of the latching rims out of the housing and into an engagement position, and wherein the latch assembly is configured to secure to a portion of the vehicle when either of the latching rims is in the engagement position.

US Pat. No. 10,494,814

CANTILEVERED PORTION OF A LIGHT FRAME CONSTRUCTION BUILDING USING STRUCTURAL ENGINEERED WOOD RIM BOARDS

1. A peripheral cantilevered portion of a light frame construction building comprising:two structural engineered wood rim boards each having
a terminal end; and
a pair of longitudinal flanges separated by, and coupled to, a longitudinal web, the pair of longitudinal flanges and longitudinal web collectively being oriented relative to each other so as to define a cavity on a first side of each structural engineered wood rim board and a substantially flat surface on a second side of each structural engineered wood rim board;
the terminal ends of the two structural engineered wood rim boards abut each other at an angle;
an auxiliary corner support is coupled to the terminal ends such that a first arm of the auxiliary corner support is located within the cavity of one of the two structural engineered wood rim boards and a second arm of the auxiliary corner support is located within the cavity of the other of the two structural engineered wood rim boards;
wherein the first side of each of the two structural engineered wood rim boards faces towards an exterior of the light frame construction building;
wherein the second side of each of the two structural engineered wood rim boards faces towards an interior of the light frame construction building;
a first group of studs located above, along, and supported by, an upper flange of a first of the two structural engineered wood rim boards; and
at least one supporting wall stud located beneath a lower flange of a second of the two structural engineered wood rim boards such that a cantilevered overhang configuration is formed between the first group of studs and the at least one supporting wall stud.

US Pat. No. 10,494,758

DRYER APPLIANCES AND METHODS OF OPERATION

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A method of operating a dryer appliance comprising a cabinet, a drum defining a drying chamber within the cabinet, a ventilation assembly in fluid communication with the drying chamber, and an air handler mounted along the ventilation assembly, the method comprising:directing rotation of the drum within the cabinet;
motivating a first airflow of internal air from the drying chamber to an outlet defined through the cabinet;
halting rotation of the drum; and
motivating a second airflow of internal air from the drying chamber to the outlet for a set time period in response to the halting rotation of the drum,
wherein motivating the first airflow comprises directing rotation of the air handler to draw the first airflow through the air handler between the drying chamber and the outlet, and wherein motivating the second airflow comprises directing rotation of the air handler to draw the second airflow through the air handler between the drying chamber and the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,494,735

CRYSTAL GROWTH APPARATUS, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SILICON CARBIDE SINGLE CRYSTAL, SILICON CARBIDE SINGLE CRYSTAL SUBSTRATE, AND SILICON CARBIDE EPITAXIAL SUBSTRATE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A method for manufacturing a silicon carbide single crystal, the method comprising:preparing a chamber, a growth container, a source material, and a seed crystal, the chamber including a gas inlet, a gas outlet, a welded portion, and a water-cooling portion configured to water-cool a portion at least including the welded portion, the growth container being disposed in the chamber, the source material being disposed in the growth container, the seed crystal being disposed to face the source material in the growth container;
growing a silicon carbide single crystal on the seed crystal by sublimating the source material; and
measuring a dew point of gas passing through the gas outlet,
in growing, the dew point of gas passing through the gas outlet being maintained at not more than ?40° C.

US Pat. No. 10,494,704

RAIL

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A rail comprising, as a chemical composition, in terms of mass %:C: 0.75% to 0.85%;
Si: 0.10% to 1.00%;
Mn: 0.30% to 1.20%;
Cr: 0.20% to 0.80%;
V: 0.01% to 0.20%;
N: 0.0040% to 0.0200%;
Mo: 0% to 0.50%;
Co: 0% to 1.00%;
B: 0% to 0.0050%;
Cu: 0% to 1.00%;
Ni: 0% to 1.00%;
Nb: 0% to 0.0500%;
Ti: 0% to 0.0500%;
Mg: 0% to 0.0200%;
Ca: 0% to 0.0200%;
REM: 0% to 0.0500%;
Zr: 0% to 0.0200%;
Al: 0% to 1.00%;
P?0.0250%;
S?0.0250%; and
Fe and impurities as a remainder,
wherein the chemical composition of the rail satisfies the following Expressions 1 and 2,
a structure of a range between an outer surface of a head portion as an origin and a depth of 25 mm includes 95% or greater of a pearlite structure and a hardness of the structure is Hv 350 to 480,
50 to 500 V carbonitride having an average grain size of 5 to 20 nm are present per 1.0 ?m2 of an area to be inspected in a transverse cross section at a position having the depth of 25 mm from the outer surface of the head portion, and
the value obtained by subtracting a hardness of the position having the depth of 25 mm from the outer surface of the head portion from a hardness of a position having a depth of 2 mm from the outer surface of the head portion is Hv 0 to Hv 40, and
wherein when a number of carbon atoms is defined as CA and a number of nitrogen atoms is defined as NA in the V carbonitride, a ratio CA/NA which is a ratio of CA to NA is 0.70 or less,
1.00 0.30?0.25×Mn+Cr?1.00  Expression 2,
here, the symbols of elements described in the Expressions 1 and 2 indicate the content of each element in terms of mass %.

US Pat. No. 10,494,703

COMPOSITES

NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVER...

1. A composite, consisting of a first principal strengthening phase compound, a second principal strengthening phase compound, and a third principal strengthening phase compound and one cementing phase of principal refractory metal, wherein the first principal strengthening phase compound is selected from the group consisting of TiB2 and ZrB2, the second principal strengthening phase compound and the third principal strengthening phase compound are selected individually and independently from the group consisting of TiC, VC, ZrC, HfC, WC, NbC, and TaC, the cementing phase of principal refractory metal is selected from the group consisting of niobium, tantalum, molybdenum and tungsten, the mole fraction of a total of the first principal strengthening phase compound, the second principal strengthening phase compound, and the third principal strengthening phase compound is 60 mol %, and the mole fraction of the principal cementing refractory metal is 40 mol %, and the first principal strengthening phase compound, the second principal strengthening phase compound, and the third principal strengthening phase compound and the cementing phase of principal refractory metal are uniformly mixed by a smelting process in a water-cooled copper mold.

US Pat. No. 10,494,550

OPTICAL ADHESIVE COMPOSITION AND OPTICAL ADHESIVE FILM

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. An optical adhesive composition comprising:a thermosetting component comprising an isoprene-based rubber containing a carboxyl group, and a thermal curing agent; and
a photo-curable component comprising an acrylic acid ester-based monomer, and a photoinitiator.

US Pat. No. 10,494,522

POLYCARBONATE RESIN HAVING AMINE RESISTANCE

TEIJIN LIMITED, Osaka (J...

1. A polycarbonate copolymer or copolymerized polycarbonate blend having excellent amine resistance, comprising, as main constituent units, (A) constituent units each represented by the following formula (1):wherein, in the formula (1), each of R1 and R2 is independently a hydrogen atom, a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 9 carbon atoms and optionally containing an aromatic group, or a halogen atom,(B) constituent units each represented by the following formula (2):
wherein, in the formula (2), each of R3 and R4 is independently an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or a halogen atom, and X is a single bond, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylidene group, a sulfur atom, or an oxygen atom, and(C) constituent units each represented by the following formula (3):
wherein, in the formula (3), W represents a single bond, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylidene group, a sulfur atom, or an oxygen atom,wherein the amount of the constituent units (A) is 5 to 15 mol %, the amount of the constituent units (B) is 20 to 60 mol %, and the amount of the constituent units (C) is 25 to 75 mol %, based on the mole of the all constituent units.

US Pat. No. 10,494,447

CELLULOSE ESTER OPTICAL FILMS

Eastman Chemical Company,...

1. A single layer optical film comprising a regioselectively substituted cellulose ester, wherein said regioselectively substituted cellulose ester comprises a plurality of alkyl-acyl substituents and a plurality of aryl-acyl substituents, wherein said regioselectively substituted cellulose ester has a hydroxyl degree of substitution (“DSOH”) of at least 0.30, wherein the regioselectivity of said cellulose ester is such that the sum of the aryl-acyl degrees of substitution at C2 and C3 (“C2DSaryl” and “C3DSaryl”) minus the aryl-acyl degree of substitution at C6 (“C6DSaryl”) is greater than 0.20 wherein said single layer optical film has an Rth in the range of from 0 to +50 nm, wherein said single layer optical film has an Re in the range of from ?170 to ?290 nm, wherein said single layer optical film has an Nz in the range of from 0.45 to 0.78, wherein said Re and Rth are measured at a spectral range of from 370 to 1000 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,494,397

REBAUDIOSIDE ANALOGS

pepsico, inc., Purchase,...

1. A compound of Formula I:
wherein:
R1 is 2,3-bis(1-?-D-glucopyranosyl)-1-?-D-glucopyranosyl, 2-(1-?-L-rhamnopyranosyl)-3-(1-?-D-glucopyranosyl)-1-?-D-glucopyranosyl, or 2-(1-?-D-xylopyranosyl)-3-(1-?-D-glucopyranosyl)-1-?-D-glucopyranosyl,
A1 is NR10 or O;
L1 is a bond linking A1 and G1, a C1-6 alkylene linker, a tetrahydropyran ring, or forms a 5- to 7-membered heterocyclic ring with A1 when A1 is NR10,
G1 is OH, CH2OH, R11, OR12, CONR13R14, COOR15, or

wherein A2 is NR20 or O;
L2 is a bond linking A2 and G2, a C1-6 alkylene linker, a tetrahydropyran ring, or forms a 5- to 7-membered heterocyclic ring with A2 when A2 is NR20;
and G2 is OH, CH2OH, COOH, R21, OR22, CONR23R24 or COOR25,
wherein
the C1-6 alkylene linker at each occurrence is independently optionally substituted with one or more alkyl, wherein the alkyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups each independently selected from the group consisting of optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, COOH, CONH2, NH2, NHC(?N)NH2, SH, SMe, OMe, OH, and Me3N+;
each tetrahydropyran ring at each occurrence is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups each independently selected from the group consisting of OH, Cl, CH2Cl, CH2OH, COOH, alkyl, and OR30, wherein R30 is a tetrahydrofuran ring;
each tetrahydrofuran ring at each occurrence is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups each independently selected from the group consisting of OH, Cl, CH2Cl, CH2OH, COOH, and alkyl; and
each of R10, R12, R13, R14, R20, R21, R22, R23, and R24 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, and heterocycle, wherein each of the alkyl, cycloalkyl, and heterocycle is optionally substituted with one or more groups each independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, COOH, CONH2, NH2, NHC(?N)NH2, SH, SMe, OMe, OH, and Me3N+; and
R11 is cycloalkyl or heterocycle, wherein the cycloalkyl and heterocycle are optionally substituted with one or more groups each independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, CONH2, NHC(?N)NH2, SH, SMe, OMe, and Me3N+; and
R15 and R25 are each independently a C1-6 alkyl;
or a salt thereof,
provided that the compound of Formula I is not rebaudioside A, rebaudioside B, rebaudioside C, rebaudioside D, rebaudioside F, rebaudioside I, rebaudioside J, rebaudioside K, rebaudioside M, rebaudioside N, or rebaudioside O.

US Pat. No. 10,494,332

PROTEIN TYROSINE PHOSPHATASES OR SHP2 INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

Indiana University Resear...

1. A compound of Formula 1b:or a therapeutically suitable salt thereof, wherein:R1 is hydrogen;
R2 is aryl substituted with —(CH2)s—NH—CO—Rz;
s is 0-4;
Rz is aryl or furan optionally substituted with one or more substituent selected from the group consisting of C1-C4 alkyl, benzoyl, benzyl, benzyloxy (—OBn), phenyl, halogen, 1H-benzimidazole-2-yl, and 2-thiophenyl;
or R1, R2, and the N atom taken together form pyridine, piperidine, octahydroquinoline, decahydroquinoline, quinoline, or indoline;
R3 is hydrogen or halogen; and
R4 is hydrogen or aryl, the aryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, phenyl, nitro, cyano, and —COCF3.

US Pat. No. 10,494,329

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING TETRAALKYLNITRILOACETIC ACID DIACETAMIDE COMPOUND

JAPAN ATOMIC ENERGY AGENC...

1. A method for synthesizing a compound represented by the General Formula (1):wherein in Formula (1), R1, R2, R3, and R4 independently represent the same or different hydrocarbon group, with the proviso that the total number of carbon atoms in the hydrocarbon groups R1, R2, R3, and R4 is 8 to 64,the method comprising the following Steps (I) and (II):Step (I): dehydrating nitrilotriacetic acid (i) to obtain nitrilotriacetic acid anhydride (ii), and reacting the nitrilotriacetic acid anhydride (ii) with a dialkylamine NHR1R2 to obtain a nitrilotriacetic acid derivative (iii);
andStep (II): dehydrating the nitrilotriacetic acid derivative (iii) to obtain a nitrilotriacetic acid derivative anhydride (iv), and reacting the nitrilotriacetic acid derivative anhydride (iv) with a dialkylamine NHR3R4 to obtain the compound represented by General Formula (1).

US Pat. No. 10,494,235

CRANE SYSTEM AND AN ASSOCIATED METHOD THEREOF

General Electric Company,...

1. A. crane system comprising:a support structure;
a movable structure coupled to an end of the support structure and configured to move one or more components of a wind turbine;
a slidable device comprising:
a base coupled to a peripheral side of the support structure;
a retention component coupled to either side of the base to define a channel between the retention component and the base;
a first pair of clamping arms and a second pair of clamping arms spaced apart and coupled to each other and to the base; and
a third pair of clamping arms and a fourth pair of clamping arms spaced apart and coupled to each other, wherein the third and fourth pairs of clamping arms are slidably disposed within the channel in an interleaved manner with respect to the first and second pairs of clamping arms;
a first actuator unit coupled to the slidable device and configured to move the slidable device along a longitudinal direction of a tower of the wind turbine; and
a plurality of second actuator units coupled to the first, second, third, and fourth pairs of clamping arms, wherein each second actuator unit is configured to move the first, second, third, and fourth pairs of clamping arms along a lateral direction of the tower.

US Pat. No. 10,494,188

PALLET TRANSPORT DEVICE

NITTOKU ENGINEERING CO., ...

1. A pallet transport device comprising:a plurality of pallet rails configured to movably guide a pallet;
a plurality of moving mechanisms provided for the respective pallet rails, the plurality of moving mechanisms being configured to move the pallet along the pallet rails;
a transfer mechanism including a pivoting member and a retaining rail, the pivoting member being pivotable around a pivot axis in a horizontal direction, the retaining rail being mounted on the pivoting member and capable of retaining the pallet, the transfer mechanism being configured to transfer the pallet guided by one of the pallet rails to another one of the pallet rails using the pivoting member and the retaining rail;
a moving assistance mechanism configured to move the pallet from the pallet rails to the retaining rail, or from the retaining rail to the pallet rails; and
an elevator mechanism configured to cause the moving assistance mechanism to ascend and descend, wherein
when the elevator mechanism has caused the moving assistance mechanism to descend, the transfer mechanism becomes in a state where the transfer mechanism is capable of causing the pivoting member to pivot.

US Pat. No. 10,494,131

COMBINATION PRINTER AND CUTTING APPARATUS

AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INF...

1. A combination printing and cutting device comprising:a printer;
a carriage assembly; and
a cutter assembly movably attached to the carriage assembly, the cutter assembly comprising:
an eccentric pinion shaft, comprising:
a housing support;
a bearer roller support; and
a cutter wheel support.

US Pat. No. 10,494,098

SIDEWALL SEAT TRACK MOUNTED USB POWER AND COMMUNICATION HUB FOR PASSENGER AIRCRAFT

INFLIGHT INVESTMENTS INC....

1. A system, for providing the distribution of electrical power and data signal communication inside a passenger aircraft to a passenger seat assembly, the passenger seat assembly comprising a leg frame secured to a floor seat track and at least one lateral beam spanning between the leg frame and a side wall seat track, the at least one lateral beam supporting a passenger seat and having an outboard end secured in the side wall seat track, the system comprising:a hub secured to the side wall seat track, the hub being connected to one of: a source of electrical power; and a source of data signal communication, via a side wall mounted conduit; and
an outlet secured to the passenger aircraft seat assembly and communicating with the hub via an outlet conduit;
wherein the hub is mounted to the side wall seat track adjacent to the passenger seat assembly with fasteners that mate with the sidewall seat track;
wherein the side wall seat track has a mounting surface that is in a plane being one of: a horizontal plane; a vertical plane; and a sloped plane oriented at an acute angle to a horizontal plane.

US Pat. No. 10,494,082

SYSTEMS FOR LATCHING AND LOCKING A FOLDING WING

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A folding wing, comprising:a fixed section;
a folding section hinged to the fixed section;
a latch system for latching the folding section to the fixed section, the latch system including:
a plurality of latch pins, each latch pin movable along a latch pin axis between a retracted position, in which the latch pin is disengaged from the folding section, and an extended position, in which the latch pin engages the folding section;
a corresponding plurality of non-backdriveable mechanical latch pin actuators, each non-backdriveable mechanical latch pin actuator being coupled to an associated latch pin and comprising a roller screw configured to move the latch pin between the retracted position and the extended position, the roller screw having a threaded shaft with a pitch that allows one end of the threaded shaft to be turned, but does not allow an opposite end of the threaded shaft to be turned by forces acting along the latch pin axis;
a drive line mechanically coupled to each of the plurality of non-backdriveable mechanical latch pin actuators;
a first motor mechanically coupled to the drive line; and
a second motor mechanically coupled to the drive line independently of the first motor.

US Pat. No. 10,494,071

SEGMENTED RIGID SAIL

1. A segmented “Wing” type rigid sail, consisting of horizontal fragmentation of the sail into independent segments, each segment preserving the “wing” sail characteristics, wherein sail coherence is assured by linking segments by their front flaps (21) through a process allowing adjustment of their relative freedom, playing on an angle that each segment can take in relation to neighboring segments wherein for small size boats that link is realized by means of a simple system of cables (20), passing by each segment and whose tensions, by wrapping around a winch drum (22), adjusting their relative freedom, wherein for bigger size vessels that adjustment can be realized by means of any appropriate mechanical and/or electromechanical system, wherein sail handling , that is its orientation and power, is achieved through the “sail sheet” (30) , a rope linking the segments, top to bottom, through their back flaps (31), and wherein a trim of the sail is then done like on a traditional sailing boat by tension / release of the mainsheet passing through a pulley (32) attached to a boat deck.

US Pat. No. 10,494,044

CENTER KICKSTAND WITH SHARED, PIVOT AXLE FOR TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE

1. A center mounted kickstand for a two-wheeled vehicle with a swing arm rear suspension, comprising:a rotatable apparatus; and
a pivot axle,
wherein the rotatable apparatus is mounted onto a mainframe of the two-wheeled vehicle via the pivot axle, and the pivot axle is mounted transversely to a longitudinal plane of the two-wheeled vehicle and connects the swing arm to the two-wheeled vehicle, and
wherein the rotatable apparatus is constructed to slide in both directions transverse the longitudinal plane of the two-wheeled vehicle on the pivot axle.

US Pat. No. 10,494,026

VEHICLE LOWER SECTION STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle lower section structure comprising:a frame member that includes a pair of rockers separated from one another in a vehicle width direction and extending in a vehicle front-rear direction, a front cross member coupled to the pair of rockers through a front coupling member at a vehicle front side, and a rear cross member coupled to the pair of rockers through a rear coupling member at a vehicle rear side, the frame member being formed in a frame shape by the pair of rockers, the front cross member, and the rear cross member;
an intermediate cross member that extends in the vehicle width direction between the front cross member and the rear cross member and that is coupled to the pair of rockers; and
a bridging member that includes a rear portion located at a vehicle rear of the bridging member and joined to one end, in the vehicle width direction, of the rear cross member or the rear coupling member, and that includes a front portion located at a vehicle front of the bridging member and joined to one of the rockers, the front cross member, the front coupling member, or the intermediate cross member.

US Pat. No. 10,493,992

DETECTING AND RESPONDING TO PROPULSION AND STEERING SYSTEM ERRORS FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method of stopping a vehicle, the method comprising:controlling, by one or more control computing devices, the vehicle in an autonomous driving mode by generating first commands for acceleration control and sending the first commands to an acceleration actuator of an acceleration system of the vehicle in order to cause the vehicle to accelerate;
monitoring acceleration of the vehicle while the vehicle is being operated in an autonomous driving mode;
comparing the monitored acceleration with the first commands;
determining that there is an error with the acceleration system based on the comparison; and
when the error is determined, controlling, by the one or more control computing devices, the vehicle in the autonomous driving mode by generating second commands which do not require any acceleration by the acceleration system.

US Pat. No. 10,493,982

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE AND VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle control device comprising:an electronic control unit (ECU) programmed to:
execute an inter-vehicle distance control for automatically accelerating a vehicle, regardless of an accelerator operation;
prohibit an execution of the inter-vehicle distance control during a predetermined period, after (1) a detection is made that the vehicle collided by a G sensor of the vehicle reporting to the ECU at least one vehicle acceleration above a light collision predetermined threshold but below a higher severe collision predetermined threshold, and (2) a determination is made by a driver monitoring sensor of the vehicle reporting to the ECU that a predetermined driver condition is satisfied, and
permit the execution of the inter-vehicle distance control after an elapse of the predetermined period;
wherein
the predetermined driver condition is determined when a driver state is detected as a panic state or an unconscious state, and
after the detection is made that the vehicle was just in a non-severe collision and that the predetermined driver condition is satisfied, execute an automatic brake control for controlling the vehicle and automatically decelerate the vehicle until the vehicle stops, and cancel the automatic brake control only after the vehicle stops, wherein the predetermined time period is independent of the automatic brake control,
wherein
after the automatic brake control is cancelled and during the predetermined time period of which the inter-vehicle distance control is prohibited, the ECU permits an acceleration of the vehicle in response to an accelerator operation by the driver, and
after the predetermined time period, the ECU permits the execution of the inter-vehicle distance control in addition to the acceleration of the vehicle in response to the accelerator operation.

US Pat. No. 10,493,942

DEVICE FOR OPERATING HORN OF VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A device for operating a horn of a vehicle, the device comprising:a horn operation cover covering a top portion and a circumference of an airbag module mounted on a frame of a steering wheel of the vehicle, the horn operation cover configured to be moved downward or upward;
a conductive plate spring having one end fixed to the frame and another end in contact with the horn operation cover;
a conductive contact terminal disposed under the plate spring such that a contact between the contact terminal and the plate spring is possible; and
a bending structure formed at an intermediate portion of the plate spring adjacent to a mounting hole between the one end and the other end of the plate spring, the bending structure being applied to the plate spring such that a pre-load section is formed when the plate spring is pressed,
wherein, when the horn operation cover is moved downward so as to press the other end of the plate spring, the plate spring electrically contacts the contact terminal, thereby operating the horn.

US Pat. No. 10,493,908

LIGHTING MODULE FOR THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module for the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle, wherein the lighting module includes:a housing,
a light-emitter disposed in the housing and which emits a light beam having a wavelength selectively chosen from at least two different predetermined wavelengths,
an electronic controller for the light-emitter that controls the emission of the light beam with the chosen wavelength,
an electrical interconnection support carrying and interconnecting the light-emitter and the electronic controller,
an electrical connector that connects the light-emitter and/or the electronic controller to outside of the housing,
an optical interface guide that guides the light beam out of the housing;
a base;
a lid, the lid being configured to cooperate with the base to close the housing; and
wherein the electrical connector comprises a terminal strip that includes an upper surface, and
wherein the lid comprises an overthickness portion that extends from a surface of the lid and which contacts and presses on the upper surface of the terminal strip when the electrical interconnection support is disposed within the base and when the lid is closed onto the base.

US Pat. No. 10,493,902

VEHICLE LIGHTING SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for illuminating a side of a vehicle, comprising:determining a road user approaching the vehicle, wherein the road user comprises an oncoming vehicle;
determining a distance between the road user and the vehicle; and
illuminating with at least one light source, that is configured to be rotatable about a vertical axis through a set angle, ground in front of the oncoming vehicle to provide lighting in front of the oncoming vehicle for the oncoming vehicle when the distance between the oncoming vehicle and vehicle drops below a first threshold distance.

US Pat. No. 10,493,822

RADIANT HEATER DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A radiant heater device comprising:a heater main body having a heating portion that generates and outputs a heat output by being supplied with electric power to radiate radiation heat due to the heat supplied from the heating portion, the heater main body being installed in a vehicle cabin of a vehicle; and
a heater controller including a processor and memory configured to
determine whether an operation instruction for energizing the heating portion has been input by operation of a heater switch,
determine whether an operation instruction for an air conditioning apparatus that conditions air in the vehicle cabin has been input by operation of an air conditioning switch,
output an operation request to the air conditioning apparatus to operate a blower of the air conditioning apparatus in response to determining that the operation instruction for the air conditioning apparatus has not been input by operation of the air conditioning switch and in response to determining that the operation instruction for energizing the heating portion has been input,
acquire an inside air temperature in the vehicle cabin from an inside air temperature sensor of the air conditioning apparatus after the blower is operating,
calculate an amount of heat required for heating based on the inside air temperature,
determine a heat load around the heater main body based on the inside air temperature,
determine an upper limit of the heat output of the heating portion depending on the heat load around the heater main body, and
control the heat output of the heating portion depending on the heat load not to exceed the upper limit of the heat output in response to the operation instruction for energizing the heating portion being input.

US Pat. No. 10,493,808

CENTRAL TIRE INFLATION SYSTEM

1. A central tire inflation system configured to monitor and maintain an air pressure on tires of a vehicle comprising:a wheel assembly, said wheel assembly configured to be operably coupled to a wheel of a motor vehicle, said wheel assembly including a housing, said wheel assembly having a central portion, said central portion being annular in shape and having an interior volume, said wheel assembly further including a first arm member and a second arm member, said first arm member and said second arm member extending outward from said central portion from opposing sides thereof;
a valve assembly, said valve assembly being disposed within said interior volume of said central portion of said housing, said valve assembly fluidly coupled to the tires of the vehicle, said valve assembly operable to maintain a minimum air pressure within the tires of the vehicle, said valve assembly further including a seat cup, said valve assembly having an upper seal and spring group, said upper seal and spring group being on a first side of the seat cup, said valve assembly having a lower seal and spring group, said lower seal and spring group being on a second side of the seat cup;
a controller, said controller having a housing, said housing of said controller having a plurality of walls and a bottom forming an interior volume, said controller having a central processing unit, said central processing unit having an electronic processing unit operable to receive, store, transmit and manipulate data, said controller having a plurality of modes of operation wherein said modes of operation include default parameters for air pressure within the tires of the vehicle, said controller further having a valve, said valve configured to direct air flow as required into or out of the tires, said valve being operably coupled to said wheel assembly; and
wherein the central tire inflation system is configured to monitor air pressure of the tires and provide inflation or deflation thereof based the mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,493,798

AIR STRUT SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR A SELF-PROPELLED HIGH GROUND CLEARANCE PRODUCT APPLICATOR

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A trailing-arm suspension system for operatively connecting a ground engaging wheel to a frame of a self-propelled agricultural product applicator, where the frame is adapted for supporting at least one product container and defines forward and rear ends of the frame, a longitudinally extending central axis of the frame extending from the rear to the front of the frame in a direction of travel of the applicator, and a vertical axis of the frame, the suspension system comprising, an upper suspension arm, a lower suspension arm, and an air strut operatively interconnected to one another and disposed between the ground engaging wheel and the frame:the upper suspension arm defining a frame attachment point thereof, adapted for fixed attachment to the frame;
the lower suspension arm defining a rolling axis of the ground engaging wheel and adapted for supportive attachment thereto of the ground engaging wheel for rotation of the ground engaging wheel about the rolling axis of the wheel;
the upper and lower suspension arms also defining respective forward and aft ends thereof, with the forward ends being adapted for operative pivoting connection to one another about a suspension pivot axis extending generally parallel to the rolling axis of the wheel and disposed forward of the rolling axis of the wheel, and the aft ends of the upper and lower suspension arms being disposed respectively aft of the frame attachment point and rolling axis, and with the aft ends of the upper and lower suspension arms being respectively adapted for operative attachment thereto of the air strut; and
the air strut having an upper end thereof adapted for operative attachment to the aft end of the upper suspension arm, and also having a lower end thereof adapted for operative attachment to the aft end of the lower suspension arm;
with the air strut being configured for receiving a flow of pressurized air from an air power source, and for extending and retracting in response to the flow of pressurized air, to thereby respectively lower and raise the rolling axis of the wheel with respect to the frame attachment point.

US Pat. No. 10,493,785

HIGH DEFINITION STENCIL

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A stencil for use in stenciling complex symbols, comprising:a stencil substrate comprising a flexible material, having a plurality of symbols arranged thereon;
a plurality of folding stiffeners in the stencil substrate, each folding stiffener being positioned to split symbols having stencil cutouts forming isolated elements within an interior of the split symbols,
wherein the plurality of folding stiffeners are foldable about a vertex, to collapse into a raised position and bring together the split symbols, with the stiffeners supporting the isolated elements created by the stencil cutouts, and
wherein portions of the stencil cutouts forming the split symbols extend into coincident channels in the folding stiffeners, to bridge adjoining portions of said split symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,493,745

METHOD FOR MEASURING HEIGHT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NOZZLE HEADS AND 3D PRINTING APPARATUS USING THE METHOD

XYZprinting, Inc., New T...

1. A three-dimensional (3D) printing apparatus, comprising:a printing module, comprising a 3D print head and a color head disposed on a same rail;
a contact sensor;
a printing platform, wherein the contact sensor is disposed on the printing platform;
a motor, coupled to the printing module or the printing platform and configured to move the printing module or the printing platform;
a displacement measurer, configured to obtain a vertical movement distance of the printing module or the contact sensor, wherein the displacement measurer obtains the vertical movement distance of the printing module or the contact sensor by measuring operation of the motor; and
a controller, coupled to the displacement measurer and contact sensor, wherein the contact sensor generates a contact signal when the 3D print head or the color head gets in contact with the contact sensor, wherein the controller drives the 3D print head to get in contact with the contact sensor vertically to generate the contact signal, so as to obtain a first height value according to the vertical movement distance of the printing module or the contact sensor and the contact signal, and drives the color head to get in contact with the contact sensor vertically to generate the contact signal, so as to obtain a second height value according to the vertical movement distance of the printing module or the contact sensor and the contact signal, and
the controller obtains a height difference between the 3D print head and the color head according to the first height value and the second height value and performs horizontal correction according to the height difference between the 3D print head and the color head.

US Pat. No. 10,493,708

STEERABLE CATHETER AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

St. Jude Medical, Atrial ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a flexible tubular body having a distal region and a proximal region, each of the distal region and the proximal region including an outer layer, an inner layer, at least two wire lumens, and a central lumen sized to receive a catheter or sheath, wherein the central lumen is defined by an inner surface of the inner layer; and
at least two deflection wires,
wherein each of the at least two wire lumens is defined by a respective one of a plurality of spaghetti tubes equidistantly placed about a circumference of an outer surface of the inner layer, the plurality of spaghetti tubes being positioned within at least a portion of the outer layer,
wherein each of the at least two deflection wires is placed in a respective one of the at least two wire lumens, the at least two wire lumens each having an inner diameter that exceeds the outer diameter of its respective deflection wire,
wherein each of the at least two wire lumens further contains a pressurized fluid to maintain the inner diameter of the at least two wire lumens, and
wherein each of the at least two deflection wires extends through the flexible tubular body to a point in the distal region of the flexible tubular body.

US Pat. No. 10,493,698

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A WORKPIECE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of manufacturing a composite blank, the method comprising:heating a pre-formed blank of a first fiber reinforced thermoplastic material in an oven;
heating a second fiber reinforced thermoplastic material in an extruder;
extruding the second fiber reinforced thermoplastic material from the extruder to form an extrudate;
positioning the extrudate on the pre-formed blank of the first fiber reinforced thermoplastic material within the oven to form the composite blank; and
transferring the composite blank to a final shaping station.

US Pat. No. 10,493,681

EXTRUSION DEVICE

1. An extrusion device for producing a profile from a plasticizable material, comprising:at least one extruder head, in which the plasticized material can be supplied to a gap which is delimited by at least one roller and at least one bar that bears against a bearing surface of the at least one extruder head in a predefined position via a fixing element in an operating position of the extrusion device,
wherein the fixing element comprises a flat pressure-transmitting element which, in the operating position, is configured to be placed against a pressure surface of the bar, which pressure surface is opposite a surface of the bar that bears against the bearing surface, the pressure-transmitting element comprising a double-armed lever, which is pivotable about at least one axis, in order to compensate for a possible deviation from a predefined parallel orientation of the pressure-transmitting element with respect to the pressure surface of the bar.

US Pat. No. 10,493,676

ARM REST FRAME, ARM REST AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ARM REST FRAME

1. An arm rest frame comprising at least one frame component having an inner cavity surrounded by a ribbed structure, said inner cavity defining a storage compartment, said at least one frame component being formed from an organosheet material, wherein the ribbed structure is formed on the organosheet material, wherein inner edges define the inner cavity, outer edges define a space in which the ribbed structure is arranged, wherein the inner edges and the outer edges are formed by the organosheet material and the ribbed structure is formed by a thermoplastic material.

US Pat. No. 10,493,487

COLOR FILTER SUBSTRATE, TOUCH PANEL AND CURING DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A color filter substrate, comprising a main body, and a touch flexible printed circuit (TFPC) and a black matrix arranged on the main body, wherein one or more light-transmissible regions are arranged within the TFPC and spaced apart from the black matrix, and an orthogonal projection of each light-transmissible region onto the main body does not overlap an orthogonal projection of the black matrix onto the main body,wherein each light-transmissible region comprises a hollow region penetrating through the TFPC and a light-transmissible film covering merely the hollow region, the black matrix and the TFPC are arranged side-by-side in an identical layer in the color filter substrate, and the black matrix is in direct physical contact with the TFPC;
a first side surface of the black matrix is in direct physical contact with a second side surface of the TFPC, the first side surface of the black matrix is perpendicularly connected to a first main surface of the black matrix, the second side surface of the TFPC is perpendicularly connected to a second main surface of the TFPC, the first main surface of the black matrix surrounds a third main surface of the main body, and the hollow region penetrates through the second main surface.

US Pat. No. 10,493,486

METHOD OF FORMING A PHOTOCHROMIC SEGMENTED MULTIFOCAL LENS

Transitions Optical, Inc....

1. A method of forming a photochromic segmented multifocal lens comprising:(a) forming a segmented multifocal lens blank by molding, wherein said segmented multifocal lens blank has a front surface and a rear surface, said front surface of said segmented multifocal lens blank comprising a segmented optical power addition portion;
(b) grinding said rear surface of said segmented multifocal lens blank, thereby forming a segmented multifocal finished lens having a front surface and a rear surface, said front surface of said segmented multifocal finished lens comprising said segmented optical power addition portion;
(c) forming a photochromic coating layer over at least a portion of said rear surface of said segmented multifocal finished lens, said photochromic coating layer comprising at least one photochromic compound,
wherein said segmented multifocal lens blank is a substantially unitary segmented multifocal lens blank,
wherein said photochromic compound, of said photochromic coating layer, comprises at least one of indeno-fused naphthopyrans, naphtho[1,2-b]pyrans, naphtho[2,1-b]pyrans, spirofluoroeno[1,2-b]pyrans, phenanthropyrans, quinolinopyrans, fluoroanthenopyrans, spiropyrans, benzoxazines, naphthoxazines, spiro(indoline)naphthoxazines, spiro(indoline)pyridobenzoxazines, spiro(indoline)fluoranthenoxazines, spiro(indoline)quinoxazines, fulgides, fulgimides, diarylethenes, diarylalkylethenes, and diarylalkenylethenes, and
wherein said photochromic compound, of said photochromic coating layer, is converted from a closed-form to an open-form by electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength of greater than 390 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,493,476

PUMP STYLE DISPENSE MECHANISM FOR FLOWABLE PRODUCT PACKAGING

LIQUI-BOX CORPORATION, R...

1. A dispenser for dispensing a fluid, the dispenser comprising:a body having an exterior surface and an interior surface defining a first chamber;
a first opening extending through the body between the exterior surface and the interior surface, the first opening being in fluid communication with the first chamber;
a second opening extending through the body between the exterior surface and the interior surface, the second opening being in fluid communication with the first chamber;
a first valve disposed on the body, the first valve having a closed configuration and an open configuration;
a second valve disposed on the body, the second valve having a closed configuration and an open configuration;
an actuator disposed at least partially within the first chamber, the actuator configured to operatively increase and decrease pressure in the first chamber such that the first valve and the second valve change from their respective closed configurations to their respective open configurations and from their respective open configurations to their respective closed configurations; and
a second chamber in fluid communication with the first chamber,
wherein when the first valve is in the closed configuration, the first opening is substantially impeded such that fluid does not pass through the first opening, and when the first valve is in the open configurations, the first opening is substantially unimpeded such that the fluid can pass through the first opening,
wherein when the second valve is in the closed configuration, the second opening is substantially impeded such that fluid does not pass through the second opening, and when the second valve is in the open configurations, the second opening is substantially unimpeded such that the fluid can pass through the second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,493,474

TWO COMPONENT ADHESIVE SPRAY GUN AND SPRAY PATTERN

Worthen Industries, Nash...

1. A two component adhesive spray system comprising:a first adhesive spray housing configured to spray an adhesive in a first spray area;
a second activator spray housing configured to spray an activator in a second spray area, the second spray area being less than the first spray area; and
wherein the first adhesive spray housing and second activator spray housing are configured to spray at an angle towards the other; and
wherein the second spray area is between approximately 5-50% the size of the first spray area.

US Pat. No. 10,493,472

ROTARY ATOMIZER TURBINE

11. A radial turbine for driving a spraying body in a rotary atomizer, comprising:a turbine wheel having multiple turbine blades annularly distributed over the circumference, the turbine wheel configured to rotate about an axis in a driving direction;
a duct wall coaxially encircling the turbine blades to define a blade duct therewithin;
at least one braking air nozzle opening into the blade duct, the at least one braking air nozzle configured to direct a flow of braking air counter to the driving direction of the turbine wheel; and
at least one driving air nozzle opening into the blade duct, the at least one driving air nozzle configured to direct a flow of driving air along the driving direction of the turbine wheel, the at least one driving air nozzle defining an outlet region between a portion of the duct wall open to the at least one driving air nozzle and a circumference of the blade duct,
wherein, upon rotation of the turbine wheel in the driving direction, and while each of the turbine blades respectively passes the at least one driving air nozzle, each of the turbine blades defines a divergent cross-sectional region between the portion of the duct wall open to the at least one driving air nozzle and a front surface of the respective turbine blade, the divergent cross-sectional regions each maintaining a shape that widens along the flow of driving air and a flow barrier fixed relative to the duct wall within the blade duct, the flow barrier being radially inside of the turbine blades and axially overlapped with the turbine blades, the flow barrier opposing the outlet region of the at least one braking air nozzle, the flow barrier configured to retain braking air within the blade duct.

US Pat. No. 10,493,433

SYNTHESIS OF COLLOIDAL PRECIOUS METALS NANOPARTICLES WITH CONTROLLED SIZE AND MORPHOLOGY

BASF Corporation, Florha...

1. A colloidal dispersion comprising:a) a plurality of precious group metal nanoparticles selected from the group consisting of Pt, Pd, Au, Ag, Ru, Rh, 1r, Os, alloys thereof, and mixtures thereof, wherein about 90% or more of the precious group metal is in fully reduced form;
b) a dispersion medium comprising a polar solvent;
c) a water-soluble polymer suspension stabilizing agent; and
d) a reducing agent,
wherein the nanoparticle concentration is at least about 2 wt. % of the total weight of the colloidal dispersion,
wherein the nanoparticles have an average particle size of 1 to 8 nm and at least 95% of the nanoparticles have a particle size within this range;
and further wherein the colloidal dispersion contains less than about 10 ppm each of halides, alkali metals, alkaline earth metals and sulfur compounds.

US Pat. No. 10,493,405

OZONE CONVERTER LEADING EDGE PROTECTION

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A core to receive an air flow having foreign object debris (FOD), comprising:an inlet plane at which the air flow can enter the core;
a cover element;
a plurality of fin layers that extend longitudinally along the core;
wherein the plurality of fin layers are circular in configuration and radially extend outward from a center of the core to the cover element;
wherein each of the plurality of fin layers has a respective fin element;
wherein each of the respective fin elements has a respective fin element configuration;
wherein the fin elements are constructed of a material susceptible to damage from FOD;
a plurality of separator elements, wherein a respective separator element is between adjacent fin layers;
a plurality of first protective component layers that extend longitudinally along the core;
wherein the plurality of first protective component layers are upstream of the plurality of fin layers;
wherein the plurality of first protective component layers are circular in configuration and radially extend outward from a center of the core to the cover element;
wherein each of the plurality of first protective component layers is aligned, longitudinally, with a respective fin layer;
wherein each of the plurality of first protective component layers has a respective first protective component;
wherein each of the respective first protective components has a respective first protective component configuration;
wherein a respective separator element is between adjacent first protective component layers;
wherein the first protective component is constructed of a material sufficient to repel the FOD.

US Pat. No. 10,493,395

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING CONDENSABLE MATERIALS FROM AN EXHAUST AIR STREAM

SMS Group GmbH, Duesseld...

1. An apparatus (100) for separating condensable materials from an exhaust air stream (B), comprised of the following:a flow duct (110) which can convey the exhaust air stream (B) bearing said condensable materials, in a flow direction;
a first separator (114) located in the flow duct;
a fan (112) provided in the flow duct (110) upstream of the first separator (114) in the flow direction of the exhaust air stream;
a scrubber (113) is disposed between the fan (112) and the first separator (114);
characterized by
a second separator (116) located in the flow duct downstream of the first separator (114) in the flow direction of the exhaust air stream;
a cooling device (115) located between the first separator (114) and the second separator (116);
an additional flow duck (120) for conveying an additional exhaust air stream bearing filterable materials;
a further fan (122) located in the additional flow duct (120);
a further scrubber (123) located in the additional flow duct downstream of the further fan in the flow direction; and
a third separator (124) located in the additional flow duct downstream of the further scrubber (123) in the flow direction.

US Pat. No. 10,493,351

ILLUMINATED ROTATING DANCE POLE

Flicker Pole L.L.C., Cap...

1. A dance pole effective to bear the weight of a dancer, comprising:a rigid inner core having an outer surface;
a transparent outer tube circumscribing the rigid inner core, a first portion of the outer surface non-engagingly contacting an inner wall of the transparent outer tube such that one of the rigid inner core and the transparent outer tube may rotate independent of the other, and a second portion of the outer surface recessed from the inner wall; and
a plurality of lighting points disposed on the second portion of the outer surface.

US Pat. No. 10,493,343

APPARATUS FOR PLAYING A GAME AND METHOD

1. An apparatus for playing a game, the apparatus comprising:a plurality of channels disposed adjacent each other along a width axis of the apparatus, each of the plurality of channels extending along a longitudinal axis perpendicular to the width axis and configured to hold and display a column of spherical game-pieces, each of the plurality of channels having an upper end and a lower end, each upper end configured to individually receive at least one of the spherical game-pieces, each lower end configured to support a respective column of spherical game-pieces by preventing passage of a bottom game-piece from a respective channel along the width axis, the longitudinal axis, and a depth axis perpendicular to the width axis and at an acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis;
a funnel affixed to the plurality of channels and configured to receive a thrown spherical game-piece and to direct the thrown spherical game-piece into the upper end of one of the plurality of channels; and
a base stand operably connected to the plurality of channels and configured to rest upon a horizontal surface and to retain the plurality of channels at the acute angle relative to the horizontal surface.

US Pat. No. 10,493,309

CANTILEVERED UNWEIGHTING SYSTEMS

AlterG, Inc., Fremont, C...

1. An unweighting system for use with an exercise device, comprising:a frame including a cross member, a right leg, a left leg, a right upright bar and a left upright bar, wherein a spacing between the right leg and the left leg along the cross member is at least as wide as the exercise device whereby the right leg, the left leg and the cross member encircle a portion of the exercise device wherein the frame is configured such that a user gains access to the exercise device by stepping over the cross member and passing completely between the left upright bar and the right upright bar;
a left cantilevered arm assembly extending from the left upright bar, a right cantilevered arm assembly extending from the right upright bar, each cantilevered arm assembly including a cantilever arm having a proximal end attached to one of the upright bars and a distal end configured to receive and couple to the user;
a left resilient member extending between the left upright bar and the left cantilever arm and a right resilient member extending between the right upright bar and the right cantilever arm wherein the left resilient member and the right resilient member are configured to cooperate to unload a portion of the user's weight as the user exercises on the exercise device while coupled between the distal end of the left cantilever arm and the distal end of the right cantilever arm;
a right height adjustment mechanism having a first end coupled to the right upright bar and a second end coupled to the right cantilever arm proximal to the distal end of the right cantilever arm, the right height adjustment mechanism being configured to receive and couple to the user wherein operation of the right height adjustment mechanism changes a vertical spacing between the exercise device and the distal end of the right cantilever arm;
a left height adjustment mechanism having a first end coupled to the left upright bar and a second end coupled to the left cantilever arm proximal to the distal end of the left cantilever arm, the left height adjustment mechanism being configured to receive and couple to the user wherein operation of the left height adjustment mechanism changes a vertical spacing between the exercise device and the distal end of the left cantilever arm.

US Pat. No. 10,493,225

SAFE STANDBY MODE FOR VENTILATOR

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A ventilator comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the ventilator to:
receive an indication to initiate a standby mode;
receive a confirmation of the indication to initiate the standby mode;
initiate the standby mode, comprising:
disable at least one patient disconnect alarm;
discontinue normal ventilation of a patient;
determine whether disconnection of the patient from the ventilator occurs within a period of time; and
based on the determination, perform one of: resuming normal ventilation of the patient or monitoring for reconnection of the patient to the ventilator.

US Pat. No. 10,493,221

POWDER INHALER AND POWDER INHALATION SET

1. A powder inhaler (1), comprising:a first half shell and a second half shell (3, 4) that are connected to each other by at least one film hinge (16), the first and second half shells and the at least one hinge formed as one piece, wherein the first and second half shells (3, 4) in a joined arrangement, in which the first and second half shells are folded onto each other, enclose an air inlet area, a powder deposition and release area, and an outlet area through which a fluid path is extending;
wherein at least one of the first and second half shells (3, 4) in the air inlet area comprises at least one air inlet opening (8);
wherein the first half shell comprises one or more powder receiving depressions (9) in the powder deposition and release area, wherein the one or more powder receiving depressions (9) are configured to receive a depression (101) of a blister element (100) dimensioned to be received in the powder inhaler (1), the blister element (100) comprising a support film in which the depression (101) containing at least one active ingredient powder that is inhalable is formed and comprising a cover plate closing off the depression (101);
wherein the outlet area comprises one or more de-agglomeration structures (17, 17?) and an outlet for aerosol that is formed by the first and second half shells (3, 4);
wherein the first and second half shells (3, 4) are flat and comprise an elongate substantially rectangular, trapezoidal, drop-shaped or oval base that is rimmed by sidewalls (32, 42) and a wall section (31, 41) that is opposite the outlet;
wherein the at least one air inlet opening (8) is arranged on the wall section (31, 41);
wherein on at least one of the first and second half shells (3, 4) two or more guide webs (6) are provided and extend in a fan shape from the wall section (31, 41) and/or from the sidewalls (32, 42) adjacent to the wall section (31, 41) all the way to the at least one powder receiving depression (9), wherein the guide webs (6) on the at least one of the first and second half shells (3, 4) have a height extending all the way to the other half shell (3, 4) or to the guide webs (6) provided on the other half shell (3, 4), wherein two side by side neighboring guide webs (6) form an air supply channel and delimit the fluid path in the air inlet area, respectively, wherein the air supply channels each comprise a cross-section that is tapering toward the one or more powder receiving depressions (9);
wherein the one or more powder receiving depressions (9) are framed along the fluid path on two sides by guide walls (7) which extend away from the guide webs (6) that are outermost guide webs of the fan shape and lead to the one or more powder depressions (9);
wherein the powder inhaler is further configured such that:
in the powder deposition and release area, the second half shell comprises, at a location which is positioned opposite the one or more powder receiving depressions (9), a plunger (10) that is elastically moveably inserted in the second half shell in the direction toward the one or more powder receiving depression (9), wherein the plunger (10) is a pricker for opening an active ingredient depression (101) of a blister element (100) when inserted into the powder inhaler (1),
and/or
on one of the first and second half shells (3, 4) one of the sidewalls (32, 42) at the level of the one or more powder receiving depressions (9) comprises a cutout (32?) having a width and a height corresponding to a width and a height of a blister element (100) dimensioned to be received in the powder inhaler (1), wherein on the sidewall (32, 42) that, in the joined arrangement, is positioned above the cutout (32?), the other one of the first and second half shells (3, 4) that does not have the cutout (32?) comprises a projection (32?) that closes off the cutout (32?) when a blister element (100) is inserted into the powder inhaler (1).

US Pat. No. 10,493,206

DENTAL ANESTHETIC BUFFER ASSEMBLY

1. A dental anesthetic buffer assembly comprising:a receiver having a syringe mount that is removably disposed over the exterior of a needle mount of a syringe, the receiver extending distal the syringe;
an injector in mechanical communication with the receiver extending distal the syringe and the receiver;
a one-piece, solid, cylindrical buffer disposed between the receiver and the injector;
a fluid path between the receiver and the injector;
a mixer enclosing the buffer and disposed within the fluid path so as to facilitate mixing the buffer with an anesthetic as the anesthetic is elected from the syringe; and
the mixer having a buffer holder and a buffer cap interleaved with the buffer holder so as to create a buffer chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,493,185

FOAM STRUCTURE WOUND INSERTS FOR DIRECTIONAL GRANULATION

KCI Licensing, Inc., San...

1. A wound-treatment method comprising:positioning a wound insert on a wound of a patient, the wound insert comprising a single-layer foam structure having:
a first surface having a first plurality of pores with a first average cross-sectional area; and
a second surface having a second plurality of pores with a second average cross-sectional area that is less than the first average cross-sectional area, wherein the first average cross-sectional area is perpendicular to the second average cross-sectional area;
orienting the wound insert such that the first surface is proximal a bottom surface of the wound;
coupling a drape to skin adjacent the wound such that the drape covers the wound insert and the wound, and forms a space between the drape and the wound; and
applying negative pressure to the wound through the wound insert;
wherein when negative pressure is applied to the wound insert, airflow through the first plurality of pores is greater than airflow through the second plurality of pores, and wherein the reduction of airflow through the second plurality of pores is configured to inhibit granulation of the wound adjacent to the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,493,145

IMMUNOGENIC RHINOVIRUS PEPTIDES

GlaxoSmithKline Biologica...

1. An immunogenic composition comprising (a) a fusion protein, said fusion protein comprising a carrier protein coupled to a human rhinovirus (HRV) peptide of no more than 40 amino acids, said HRV peptide comprising a sequence selected from SEQ ID NO: 1; and (b) a pharmaceutically acceptable diluent, excipient or carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,493,071

USE OF PYRROLOQUINOLINE COMPOUNDS TO KILL CLINICALLY LATENT MICROORGANISMS

HELPERBY THERAPEUTICS LIM...

1. A method of killing clinically latent fungal microorganisms in a mammal comprising administering a compound selected from the group consisting of:(1) 6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-1-(3-phenoxyphenyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(2) 6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-1-(2-phenoxyethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(3) 1-cyclopropyl-6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(4) 8-methoxy-4-methyl-1-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(5) {2-[4-(8-methoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinolin-1-yl)-phenyoxy]ethyl}dimethylamine;
(6) 8-methoxy-4-methyl-1-[4-(pyridin-3-yloxy)phenyl]-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(7) 4-methyl-8-phenoxy-1-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(8) 1-benzyl-ethyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(9) 1-(indan-2-yl)-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(10) 4-methyl-6-phenoxy-1-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(11) 1-benzyl-4-methyl-6-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(12) 1-(indan-2-yl)-4-methyl-6-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(13) 4-methyl-1-(2-phenylethyl)-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(14) 8-methoxy-4-methyl-1-(2-phenylethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinolin-6-ol;
(15) 1-(1-benzyl-piperidin-4-yl)-4-methyl-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(16) 1-(indan-1-yl)-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(17) 1-(benzodioxan-2-ylmethyl)-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(18) 4-methyl-8-phenoxy-1-(1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(19) 1-cyclohexyl-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(20) 8-ethoxy-4-methyl-1-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(21) 1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(22) 4-methyl-1-(2-methylphenyl)methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(23) 4-methyl-phenoxy-1-(4-iso-propylphenyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(24) 4-methyl-8-phenoxy-1-(1-phenylethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(25) 8-methoxy-4-methyl-1-(2-phenylethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(26) 6,8-dimethoxy-1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(27) 6,8-dimethoxy-1-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(28) 6,8-dimethoxy-1-(3-hydroxy-5-methylphenyl)-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(30) 8-methoxy-1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(31) 8-trifluoromethoxy-1-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(32) 6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-1-[4-(pyridin-3-yloxy)phenyl]-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(33) 1-benzyl-6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(34) 6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-1-(2-phenylethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(35) 4-methyl-1-(2-phenylethyl)-8-trifluoromethoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinolin;
(36) 6,8-dimethoxy-1-(indan-1-yl)-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(37) 6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-1-[(6-phenoxy)pyridin-3-yl]-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(38) 6,8-dimethoxy-1-[(6-methoxy)pyridin-3-yl]-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(39) 1-(benzodioxol-5-ylmethyl)-6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(40) 6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-1-(3-methylbutyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(41) 1-cyclopropylmethyl-6,8-dimethoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(43) 8-methoxy-4-methyl-1-(1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(49) 1-{4-[2-(N,N-dimethylamino)ethoxy]phenyl}-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(50) 1-[4-(4-fluorophenoxy)phenyl]-methoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(51) 1-(benzodioxan-2-ylmethyl)-8-methoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(52) 1-cyclohexyl-8-methoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(53) 8-methoxy-4-methyl-1-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(54) 4-methyl-8-phenoxy-1-[4-(3-pyridyl)phenyl]-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2c]-quinoline;
(55) 4-methyl-4-phenoxy-1-[2-(3-pyridyl)ethyl]-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(56) 4-methyl-8-phenoxy-1-(2-pyridylmethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(57) 4-methyl-1-(5-methylpyrazin-2-ylmethyl)-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(62) 1-[3-(4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinolin-1-yl)propyl]-pyrrolidin-2-one;
(63) 4-methyl-8-phenoxy-1-[2-(2-pyridyl)ethyl]-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(64) ethyl 3-(8-methoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline-1-yl)propionate;
(65) ethyl 4-(4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline-1-yl)butanoate;
(66) methyl 4-(4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline-1-yl)butanoate;
(67) ethyl (4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline-1-yl)acetate;
(68) 4-methyl-1-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(69) 1-(1-benzylpyrrolidin-3-yl)-8-methoxy-4-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2c]quinoline;
(70) methyl 3-(4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline-1-yl)propionate;
(71) 1-((S)-indan-1-yl)-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(72) 1-((R)-indan-1-yl)-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(73) 1-(3-methoxypropyl)-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(74) 4-methyl-8-phenoxy-1-(tetrahydrofuran-2-ylmethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(75) 1-[2-(4-chlorophenyl)ethyl]-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(76) 1-[2-(4-methoxyphenyl)ethyl]-4-methyl-8-phenoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(77) 4-methyl-8-phenoxy-1-(2-phenylpropyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;
(80) 8-phenoxy-1-(2-phenylethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(82) 8-methoxy-4-methyl-1-[4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-3-fluorophenyl]-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline;
(83) 4-methyl-8-phenylamino-1-(2-phenylethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]-quinoline;or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, to a mammal in need thereof, wherein the clinically latent microorganisms are associated with a fungal infection.

US Pat. No. 10,492,656

CLEANING PAD HAVING PREFERRED PERFORMANCE WITH REPRESENTATIVE CLEANING SOLUTION

1. A cleaning pad comprising:a liquid pervious floor sheet, a back sheet and
an absorbent core juxtaposed with said floor sheet and comprising absorbent gelling material therein, said cleaning pad having an absorbency with amine oxide cleaning solution from 0.35 to 1, said absorbent core comprising a gradient AGM distribution of at least 30 w %, wherein the core comprises a plurality of strata that include a weight percent of the AGM, wherein the weight percent monotonically increases as the back sheet is approached.

US Pat. No. 10,492,653

CLEANER

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A cleaner comprising:a suction unit configured to guide air into the cleaner;
a dust separation unit comprising:
a first cyclone unit configured to separate dust from air that is suctioned into the cleaner through the suction unit; and
a second cyclone unit configured to separate dust from air that is discharged from the first cyclone unit;
a suction motor configured to drive a rotation of a rotary impeller via an impeller shaft to generate a suction force that suctions air into the cleaner through the suction unit;
a motor housing that is configured to house the suction motor;
a cleaner body that is configured to accommodate the motor housing, and that has a first opening that provides access to an interior of the cleaner;
a pre-filter that is configured to be inserted into the cleaner body through the first opening, and that is configured to filter air that is discharged from the second cyclone unit and before the air enters the motor housing; and
an exhaust filter unit that is configured to be coupled to the cleaner body to close the first opening of the cleaner body, and that is configured to filter air that is discharged from the suction motor, wherein in a state of being coupled to the cleaner body, the exhaust filter unit is configured to apply pressure to the pre-filter and maintain the pre-filter inserted in the cleaner body.

US Pat. No. 10,492,647

BATH PLUG DEVICE

1. A safety bath plug device adapted to close a drain pipe of a bath tub and to unplug from the drain pipe in a case in which a user becomes unconscious, comprising:a bath plug that plugs a drain pipe of a bath tub and that unplugs in response to a horizontal force being applied to the bath plug;
a cone attached to the top of the bath plug; and
at least one pedal-like unit attached to a left and/or to a right of the cone and substantially perpendicular to the cone, the at least one pedal-like unit being attached to the cone closer to a bottom end of the cone than a top end of the cone, wherein, as a body of an unconscious or fainting user moves down the bathtub, toward the drain pipe, the at least one pedal-like unit receives a horizontal force from one or both of the unconscious or fainting user's feet and causes to the bath plug to unplug from the drain pipe of the bathtub in response to the horizontal force.

US Pat. No. 10,492,618

MATTRESS SECURING SYSTEM

1. A mattress securing device comprising:a mattress cupping portion having mattress base and side wall portions configured to engage a mattress corner;
a foundation cupping portion having foundation base and side wall portions configured to engage a foundation corner;
a hinge connecting the mattress cupping and foundation cupping portions such that the mattress cupping and foundation cupping portions can be moved between a closed position in which the adjacent surfaces of the mattress cupping and foundation cupping portions are in substantially planar alignment in proximity to each other, and an open position in which the adjacent surfaces of the mattress cupping and foundation cupping portions are spaced apart in an angular opening from the hinge open position;
complimentary engagement portions on each of the mattress base and foundation base portions, which are brought into oppositional alignment and contact each other and maintain the mattress cupping and foundation cupping portions in a desired alignment when the mattress securing device is in the closed position; and
at least one fastener configured to maintain the mattress securing device in position at a corner formed by a mattress corner of a mattress and a foundation corner of a foundation when the mattress securing device is placed at the corner.

US Pat. No. 10,492,612

FOAM SEAT ELEMENT, MOLD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF AND METHOD TO MANUFACTURE THE MOLD

PROPRIETECT L.P., (CA)

1. A vehicular seat back or vehicular seat bottom comprising a single piece of molded foam consisting essentially of:a molded foam substrate unconnected to other foam substrates;
and a molded seating surface element disposed between a pair of wing portions disposed on either side thereof, an outermost surface of the molded seating surface element configured for contact with an occupant of the vehicular seat back or vehicular seat bottom and comprising: (a) first portion having an exposed plurality of peak portions and a plurality of valley portions unconnected to other foam substrates, and (b) a second portion being free from of any peak portions and valley portions; and
wherein a skin is present on the exposed plurality of peak portions and a plurality of valley portions of the outermost surface of the molded seating surface element, so that the foam has a greater density at the outermost surface as compared to the remainder of the molded seating surface element and the molded foam substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,492,608

MULTI-USE CONFERENCING SPACE, TABLE ARRANGEMENT AND DISPLAY CONFIGURATION

Steelcase Inc., Grand Ra...

1. A conferencing assembly, the conferencing assembly comprising:a first table assembly including:
(i) a first table top having oppositely facing front and rear edges and first and second lateral edges that traverse a distance between the front and rear edges, the first table top forming a first table top surface, spaces adjacent the lateral edges substantially unobstructed having a length selected to receive one or more chair for conferees along the first and second lateral edges;
(ii) a first support structure adjacent the rear edge of the first table top;
(iii) at least a first display screen supported by the first support structure with a lower edge of the first display screen adjacent a central portion of the rear edge of the first table top and with the first table top surface substantially unobstructed by the first display screen and substantially unobstructed by the first support structure;
a second table assembly including:
(i) a second table top having oppositely facing front and rear edges and first and second lateral edges that traverse the distance between the front and rear edges, the second table top forming a second table top surface, spaces adjacent the lateral edges of the second table top substantially unobstructed having a length selected to receive one or more chair for conferees along the first and second lateral edges; and
(ii) a second support structure adjacent the rear edge of the second table top;
(iii) at least a second display screen supported by the second support structure with a lower edge adjacent a central portion of the rear edge of the second table top and with the second table top surface substantially unobstructed by the second display screen and substantially unobstructed by the second support structure;
(iv) a first control assembly connected to the first table assembly and enabling a user to selectively take control of one of the first and second displays and to present information from a computer device on a selected one of the first and second displays;
(v) a second control assembly connected to the second table assembly, the second control assembly enabling a user to selectively take control of one of the first and second displays and to present information from a computer device on a selected one of the first and second displays;
wherein, the first and second table tops are arranged so that the front edges thereof are spaced apart to form an unobstructed gap with the second display screen substantially parallel to and facing the first display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,492,538

AEROSOL GENERATOR AND AEROSOL INHALING DEVICE

Shenzhen First Union Tech...

1. An aerosol generator, comprising two chambers, an air outlet passage, a first branch and a second branch, the two chambers being configured for generating an aerosol and each of the two chambers defining an air inlet and an air outlet, the first branch being in communication with one of the two air outlets, the second branch being in communication with the other of the two air outlets, airflows in the first and second branches being converged in the air outlet passage before being expelled, at least one of the first and second branches being provided with a regulating switch, the regulating switch being configured for regulating a rate of an airflow passing through the second branch, and the regulating switch being capable of rotating around a shaft under an external force to control an airflow passing through the second branch.

US Pat. No. 10,492,484

INSECTICIDE SPRAYER AND NOZZLE ASSEMBLY

CLARKE MOSQUITO CONTROL P...

1. A fluid sprayer comprising:a first fluid tank operable to hold a first fluid selected from a group consisting of larvicide, adulticide, and a barrier repellant;
a second fluid tank operable to hold a second fluid selected from the group consisting of larvicide, adulticide, and a barrier repellant;
a pump positioned between a nozzle assembly and the first and second fluid tanks;
a first valve switchable between a first position in which the pump receives the first fluid from the first fluid tank and a second position in which the pump receives the second fluid from the second fluid tank, wherein the nozzle assembly atomizes the first fluid when the first valve is in the first position, and atomizes the second fluid when the first valve is in the second position;
a second valve adjustable to regulate a pressure of the first fluid discharged from the nozzle assembly when the first valve is in the first position, and configured to regulate a pressure of the second fluid discharged from the nozzle assembly when the first valve is in the second position;
a blower assembly positioned upstream of the nozzle assembly for dispersing the atomized fluid from the nozzle assembly; and
a discharge chute positioned downstream of the blower assembly,
wherein the nozzle assembly is positioned within the discharge chute.

US Pat. No. 10,492,369

WEED SEED DESTRUCTION

1. A combine harvester comprising:a separation system for separating from harvested crop a first material comprising straw at a first discharge location; and a second material comprising chaff and weed seeds at a second discharge location;
a straw spreading section for receiving the first material and spreading the first material at least to the sides of the combine harvester;
a weed seed destructor section comprising:
a destructor rotor housing arranged to receive the second material;
a destructor rotor arrangement mounted in the destructor rotor housing for rotation about an axis and including rotor surfaces thereon for engaging the second material and for accelerating the second material in a direction;
a stator arrangement mounted at a location along the direction and including a plurality of stator surfaces for engaging the weed seeds in the accelerated second material to cause a plurality of impacts with the weed seeds with the number of impacts being sufficient to devitalize at least some of the weed seeds;
and a guide wall component movable between positions including a first position and a second position where:
in the first position the chaff and said weed seeds are directed into the weed seed destructor, while the straw from the first discharge location enters the straw spreading section; and
in the second position the chaff and said weed seeds are directed to bypass the seed destructor section.

US Pat. No. 10,492,368

GRAIN CART WITH FOLDING AUGER

Unverferth Manufacturing ...

1. A grain cart comprising:a wheeled frame;
a container mounted on said frame and configured to hold a quantity of grain, said container having front, rear and laterally opposed side walls;
a folding auger assembly having upper and lower auger assembly portions connected by a joint assembly, said lower auger assembly portion having a lower auger housing with first and second ends and a lower auger portion rotatably disposed in said lower auger housing, and said upper auger assembly portion having an upper auger housing with first and second ends and an upper auger portion rotatably disposed in said upper auger housing;
wherein said first end of said lower auger housing has an intake in communication with said container to receive grain and said second end of said lower auger housing is disposed adjacent a forward corner of said container where said front wall intersects one of said laterally opposed side walls;
wherein said first end of said upper auger housing is disposed adjacent said second end of said lower auger housing and said second end of said upper auger housing has a discharge opening to discharge grain from said container;
wherein said joint assembly defines a pivot axis about which said upper auger assembly portion is pivotable relative to said lower auger assembly portion between an operating position in which said first end of said upper auger housing abuts said second end of said lower auger housing to permit grain to be discharged from said container and a transport position in which said upper auger assembly portion extends along a wall of said container to facilitate transporting said grain cart;
wherein a longitudinal axis of said lower auger assembly portion extends upwardly, forwardly, and laterally outward relative to said forward corner of said container and wherein a longitudinal axis of said upper auger assembly portion is oriented at an angular offset relative to said longitudinal axis of said lower auger assembly portion in said operating position, wherein said angular offset includes a laterally outward component so that said upper auger assembly portion extends laterally outward relative to said longitudinal axis of said lower auger assembly portion thereby increasing side reach of said upper auger assembly portion;
wherein said upper auger assembly portion includes a first auger coupling portion and said lower auger assembly portion includes a second auger coupling portion, and wherein at least one of said first and second auger coupling portions is angularly offset from a longitudinal axis of at least one of said upper and lower auger housings and connected to a joint that allows the transfer of rotational motion through an angle;
wherein said first auger coupling portion is configured to releasably engage with said second auger coupling portion in said operating position, and said first auger coupling portion is configured to disengage from said second auger coupling portion; and
wherein said joint transmits rotational forces through said angular offset when said first and second auger coupling portions are releasably engaged in said operating position.
US Pat. No. 10,492,425

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH455530

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH455530, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV663453 with a second plant of variety CV751695, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV663453 and CV751695 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-125226 and PTA-124503, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,492,446

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S170067

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar S170067, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125453.
US Pat. No. 10,492,454

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01072256

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01072256, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125741.
US Pat. No. 10,494,528

PRODUCT HAVING ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION PROTECTION

THE SWEET LIVING GROUP, L...

1. A method for incorporating ultraviolet radiation protection and antimicrobial protection into a synthetic polymer prior to forming a synthetic material comprising the steps of:providing a quantity of synthetic polymer chips; and
providing a quantity of prepared zinc oxide particles modified with a layer of a reactive group sufficient to form a bond with the quantity of the synthetic polymer chips with the quantity of prepared zinc oxide particles prepared by suspending a quantity of zinc oxide particles in a solution of 98% ethyl alcohol, suspending a quantity of benzophenone silane linker in the solution of zinc oxide particles and 98% ethyl alcohol, adjusting the pH of the solution of zinc oxide particles, 98% ethyl alcohol, and benzophenone silane linker to a pH of 12, placing the pH adjusted solution of zinc oxide particles, 98% ethyl alcohol, and benzophenone silane linker into a centrifuge, recovering the zinc oxide particles prepared by centrifugation after a period of time, and drying the recovered prepared zinc oxide particles for a period of time, wherein the time that the recovered prepared zinc oxide particles are dried is eight hours.
US Pat. No. 10,493,018

TOPICAL MOISTURIZING COMPOSITION

Hemply Yours, LLC, Fort ...

1. A topical composition for moisturizing the skin, comprising:a hemp seed oil in a therapeutically effective amount from about 70 percent to about 85 percent; and a pomegranate seed oil in a therapeutically effective amount from greater than zero to about 10 percent.
US Pat. No. 10,493,020

METHOD OF IMPROVING THE APPEARANCE OF PERIORBITAL DYSCHROMIA

1. A method of improving the appearance of periorbital dyschromia, comprising:a. identifying a target portion of skin exhibiting periorbital dyschromia, wherein the target portion of skin is disposed in Zones 1 and 3 of a periorbital region of a user and includes brown, orange, and yellow tones; and
b. applying a personal care composition to the target portion of skin during a treatment period, wherein the personal care composition comprises an effective amount of a Type I active, an effective amount of a Type II active, a dermatologically acceptable carrier, and a viscosity of about 50,000 to about 200,000 centipoise, and the treatment period is sufficient for the composition to improve the appearance of the periorbital dyschromia.
US Pat. No. 10,494,592

DETERGENT COMPOSITION COMPRISING ANIONIC/NONIONIC/CATIONIC SURFACTANT SYSTEM AND ENCAPSULATES

1. A liquid detergent composition comprising:A) from about 8% to about 50%, by weight of the detergent composition, of a surfactant system, wherein the surfactant system comprises:
a) a blend of anionic surfactants comprising anionic sulphate surfactant and an anionic sulphonate surfactant in a weight ratio of from about 1.5:1 to about 5:1;
b) a nonionic surfactant comprising an amine oxide;
c) a cationic surfactant; and
d) from 0% to about 4%, by weight of the composition, of fatty acids and/or salts thereof;
wherein the anionic to nonionic surfactant is present in weight ratio of from about 1:1 to about 3.6:1; and
B) from about 0.1% to about 5%, by weight of the composition, of encapsulates, wherein:
i) the encapsulates comprise a core and a wall at least partially surrounding the core;
ii) the core comprises a benefit agent; and
iii) the wall comprises a coating on an outer surface of the wall.
US Pat. No. 10,497,927

METHODS OF APPLYING SELF-FORMING ARTIFICIAL SOLID ELECTROLYTE INTERFACE (SEI) LAYER TO STABILIZE CYCLE STABILITY OF ELECTRODES IN LITHIUM BATTERIES

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of making a negative electrode for an electrochemical cell that cycles lithium ions, the method comprising:applying a fluoropolymer via a deposition process to one or more surface regions of an electroactive material selected from the group consisting of: lithium metal, silicon metal, silicon-containing alloys, and combinations thereof, wherein the electroactive material is contained in a pre-fabricated electrode layer and the fluoropolymer reacts with lithium to form a composite surface layer on the one or more surface regions that comprises an organic matrix material having lithium fluoride particles distributed therein and has a thickness greater than or equal to about 5 nm to less than or equal to about 20 nm, and the composite surface layer is formed on at least one surface of the pre-fabricated electrode layer.
US Pat. No. 10,493,095

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING JOINTS

DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, I...

1. A composition for treating a joint, comprising:an injectable formulation comprising hyaluronic acid (HA), glucosamine, and chondroitin sulfate, and the injectable formulation having a pH in the range of about 3-5.
US Pat. No. 10,494,637

MUTANT HAVING ABILITY TO OVERPRODUCE CAROTENOIDS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CAROTENOIDS BY USING SAME

AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-...

1. A mutant strain Escherichia coli whose accession number is KCTC 12683BP having an ability to over-produce a carotenoid, which is mutagenized by 60Co gamma-ray source irradiation,wherein the mutant strain includes a CrtE gene which encodes geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate synthase and consists of the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1; a CrtB gene which encodes phytoene synthase and consists of the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 2; a CrtI gene which encodes phytoene desaturase and consists of the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 3; a CrtY gene which encodes lycopene beta cyclase and consists of the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 4; a CrtX gene which encodes glucosyl transferase and consists of the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 5; and a CrtZ gene which encodes beta-carotene hydroxylase and consists of the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 6, and is transformed with a recombinant vector for production of a carotenoid.
US Pat. No. 10,493,109

LITHIUM STIMULATION OF CORD BLOOD STEM CELL PROLIFERATION AND GROWTH FACTOR PRODUCTION

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVER...

1. A method for enhancing survival and growth of transplanted human umbilical cord blood cells in a subject, said method comprising:(a) culturing human umbilical cord blood cells in a medium comprising a lithium salt;
(b) administering the cells of step (a) to a subject; and
(c) administering a lithium salt to said subject.
US Pat. No. 10,494,396

METHOD OF SEPARATING BETANIN FROM RED QUINOA BY SUPERCRITICAL FLUID FRACTIONATION

NATIONAL PINGTUNG UNIVERS...

1. A method of separating betanin from red quinoa by supercritical fluid fractionation, including:mixing an extract of red quinoa with an ethanol/water mixture to obtain a mixture of red quinoa/ethanol/water; and
separating betanin from the mixture of red quinoa/ethanol/water by supercritical fluid fractionation, which operates under a pressure between 2300 to 4400 psi at a temperature between 35° C. to 65° C. for a period of time between 15 to 90 minutes,
wherein the extract of red quinoa contains at least 2000 ppm of betanin; the ratio of the ethanol/water mixture ranges from 60:40 (inclusive) to 70:30 (exclusive).

US Pat. No. 10,499,548

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel;
at least one supporting plate provided adjacent the display panel;
a metal plate coupled to a rear surface of the at least one supporting plate and a drive board provided on the metal plate;
a plurality of openings formed at least one of the supporting plates or the metal plate, the opening extending parallel to a first direction along a shorter side of the display device; and
a rear cover placed at a rear side of the supporting plate and the metal plate and covering the plurality of openings,
wherein the plurality of the openings are spaced apart from each other in a second direction parallel to a longer side of the display device, and
wherein a spacing between openings at a central region of the display device is a first distance, and a spacing between openings in the second direction at lateral regions of the display device is a second distance, the second distance being greater than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,499,527

COMPUTER RACK ATTACHMENT

SOUTHCO, INC., Concordvi...

1. A rack attachment apparatus configured for attaching an electronic device to a rack, the rack attachment apparatus comprising:a housing;
a pawl at least partially enclosed by the housing and mounted for movement relative to the housing along a pawl axis between an extended pawl position and a retracted pawl position, an end portion of the pawl being sized to extend further from the housing when the pawl is in the extended pawl position than when the pawl is in the retracted pawl position;
a slide at least partially enclosed by the housing and mounted for movement relative to the housing along a slide axis angled relative to the pawl axis between a first slide position and a second slide position, wherein the slide has a retraction slide surface that is configured to engage the pawl to hold the pawl in the retracted pawl position when the slide is in the first slide position, and to allow the pawl to move to the extended pawl position when the slide is in the second slide position; and
a handle extending from the housing and coupled to the slide, the handle being movable relative to the housing between a first handle position in which the handle holds the slide in the first slide position, and a second handle position in which the handle holds the slide in the second slide position.

US Pat. No. 10,499,514

VEHICULAR CONTROL DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A vehicular control device comprising:a housing to contain a plurality of modules having electronic components;
a main circuit wiring to interconnect the modules contained in the housing, and the main circuit wiring extending exterior of the housing; and
a covering member directly attached to the main circuit wiring that extends exterior of the housing, wherein
the covering member is waterproof, electrically insulating and has thermal conductivity;
the portion of the main circuit wiring extending to the exterior of the housing is disposed apart from the housing; and
when the vehicular control device is attached to a vehicle main body via an attachment member, the portion of the main circuit wiring is disposed within a range such that a distance from one surface of the vehicular control device facing the vehicle main body is less than or equal to a length of the attachment member in a direction of attachment of the vehicular control device via the attachment member to the vehicle main body.

US Pat. No. 10,499,504

APPARATUS COMPRISING CONDUCTIVE PORTIONS AND A METHOD OF MAKING THE APPARATUS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method, for manufacturing a capacitive touch sensor, comprising:creating first conductive traces over a substrate by selective creation of metallization over the substrate using selective direct structuring of a material configured for selective direct structuring; and
creating second conductive areas over the substrate directly in contact with at least parts of the first conductive traces.