US Pat. No. 10,197,669

LIDAR BASED 3-D IMAGING WITH VARYING ILLUMINATION INTENSITY

Velodyne Lidar, Inc., Mo...

1. A light detection and ranging (LIDAR) device, comprising:a pulsed illumination source emitting a sequence of pulses of illumination light from the LIDAR device into a three dimensional environment having a first repetition pattern of pulse intensities, the first repetition pattern of pulse intensities consecutively repeated in the sequence of pulses of illumination light, wherein one or more pulses of illumination light of the first repetition pattern has a different illumination intensity than another pulse of illumination light of the first repetition pattern;
a photosensitive detector that detects an amount of light reflected from the three dimensional environment illuminated by each of the sequence of pulses of illumination light and generates an output signal indicative of the detected amount of light associated with each of the sequence of pulses of illumination light; and
a computing system configured to:
receive the output signal indicative of the detected amount of light;
determine a distance between the LIDAR device and an object in the three dimensional environment based on a difference between a time when a pulse is emitted from the LIDAR device and a time when the photosensitive detector detects an amount of light reflected from the object illuminated by the pulse of illumination light; and
generate a command signal that causes the pulsed illumination source to change the sequence of pulses of illumination light to a second repetition pattern having a different pattern of pulse intensities than the first repetition pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,199,782

MOUNTING SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Innovelis, Inc., Sammami...

1. A mounting system configured to couple an electronic device to a building wall, the mounting system comprising:a base having a backside configured to face inward towards the building wall and a frontside configured to face outward away from the building wall;
a first wall coupled to the base and configured to couple the electronic device to the base;
first and second cantilever beams coupled to the base and configured to removably couple the electronic device to the base;
a first cavity configured to hold at least a portion of a power adapter of the electronic device; and
a channel that wraps around the first cavity, wherein the channel is configured to store a cable coupled to the power adapter and wound around the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,199,495

LATERALLY DIFFUSED METAL-OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR

CSMC TECHNOLOGIES FAB2 CO...

1. A laterally diffused metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor, comprising:a substrate;
a first-conductivity type well region;
a second-conductivity type well region; the first-conductivity type and the second-conductivity type being opposite conductivity types;
a drain located in the first-conductivity type well region;
a source located in the second-conductivity type well region;
a gate spanning surfaces of the first-conductivity type well region and the second-conductivity type well region;
a floating ring disposed in top of the first-conductivity type well region and located between the gate and the drain; and
a plurality of trench polysilicon electrodes, each of the trench polysilicon electrodes extending through the floating ring and into the first-conductivity type well region.

US Pat. No. 10,199,083

THREE-TERMINAL MRAM WITH AC WRITE-ASSIST FOR LOW READ DISTURB

Spin Transfer Technologie...

1. A magnetic device comprising:a reference magnetic layer in a first plane, the reference magnetic layer having a magnetization vector that is perpendicular to the first plane and having a fixed magnetization direction;
a non-magnetic tunnel barrier layer in a second plane and disposed over the reference magnetic layer;
a free magnetic layer in a third plane and disposed over the non-magnetic tunnel barrier layer, the free magnetic layer having a magnetization vector that is perpendicular to the third plane and having a magnetization direction that can switch from a first magnetization direction to a second magnetization direction and from the second magnetization direction to the first magnetization direction, with a switching process that involves precessions at a precession radius around an axis perpendicular to the third plane, the magnetization vector of the free magnetic layer having a predetermined precession frequency, the reference magnetic layer, the non-magnetic tunnel barrier layer and the free magnetic layer forming a magnetic tunnel junction;
a non-magnetic spacer in a fourth plane and disposed over the free magnetic layer;
an in-plane polarization magnetic layer in a fifth plane disposed over the non-magnetic spacer, the in-plane polarization magnetic layer having a magnetization vector that is parallel to the fifth plane;
a non-magnetic insulator adjacent to the non-magnetic spacer and the in-plane polarization magnetic layer;
a metallic terminal coupled to the magnetic tunnel junction and adjacent to the non-magnetic insulator, the metallic terminal separated from the non-magnetic spacer and the in-plane polarization magnetic layer by the non-magnetic insulator;
a first current source that directs a read current through the metallic terminal and the magnetic tunnel junction, wherein the read current measures the resistance across the magnetic tunnel junction; and
a second current source that directs a programming current pulse through the magnetic tunnel junction, the non-magnetic spacer, and the in-plane polarization magnetic layer, the programming current pulse comprising a direct current pulse and an alternating perturbation pulse, the alternating perturbation pulse alternating between a maximum current value and a minimum current value at a first frequency;
wherein application of the programming current pulse to the magnetic device produces a spin-polarized current having spin-polarized electrons, the spin-polarized current alternating between a maximum spin-current value and a minimum spin-current value at the first frequency, the spin-polarized electrons exerting a spin transfer torque on the magnetization vector of the free magnetic layer, the spin transfer torque alternating between a maximum magnitude and a minimum magnitude at the first frequency;
wherein the first frequency is synchronized with the predetermined precession frequency of the free magnetic layer, thereby causing the spin transfer torque to be at the maximum magnitude when the spin transfer torque increases the precession radius of the magnetization vector of the free magnetic layer, and at the minimum magnitude when the spin transfer torque decreases the precession radius of the magnetization vector of the free magnetic layer, thereby improving the switching process of the free magnetic layer from the first magnetization direction to the second magnetization direction and from the second magnetization direction to the first magnetization direction.

US Pat. No. 10,198,541

CIRCUIT MODELING SYSTEM AND CIRCUIT MODELING METHOD BASED ON NET LIST SIMPLIFICATION TECHNIQUE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A circuit modeling system comprising:a storage device configured to store a first net list, the first net list including (i) a plurality of semiconductor devices, (ii) a first power distribution network (PDN) connected to the plurality of semiconductor devices, and (iii) a signal network connected to the plurality of semiconductor devices that transmits signals to the plurality of semiconductor devices; and
a processor including a circuit simulation unit configured to simulate a circuit with the first net list, the processor configured to,
identify first semiconductor devices and second semiconductor devices from among the plurality of semiconductor devices, the first semiconductor devices being ones from among the plurality of semiconductor devices that are activated by receiving the signal through the signal network, the second semiconductor devices being ones from among the plurality of semiconductor devices that are inactive,
reduce the first PDN to a second PDN based on the identified first semiconductor devices,
generate a second net list including the signal network, the second PDN, and the first semiconductor devices, and
simulate the circuit based on the second net list.

US Pat. No. 10,195,721

HAND TOOL STEP DRIVE MECHANISM AND CRIMPING METHOD

ETABLISSEMENTS PIERRE GRE...

1. A hand tool step drive mechanism (10), which mechanism is intended to be fixed in a hollow body (1) which has a rear end (1a) and a front end (1b), characterized in that said mechanism includes, with reference to the normal position of use and to the direction of drive (F1):a rack (2) which is intended to be mounted in the hollow body (1) so as to slide between a starting position (Pi) and an end position (PF) and which has:
two longitudinal edges (2a, 2b), upper (2a) and lower (2b) respectively,
a first toothing (3) having rearwardly angled teeth (3a) which is arranged on one of the two longitudinal edges (2a, 2b);
a second toothing (4) having rearwardly angled teeth (4a) which is arranged on the other of the two longitudinal edges (2b, 2a);
a front end (2c);
a lever (5) which is intended to be mounted so as to pivot in the hollow body (1) between a maximum tightening position (PSM) and an initializing position (PDEV), said lever comprising a hollow upper end (5a) which receives a torsion spring (6) which bears against said hollow upper end (5a) of the lever and bears against a drive ratchet (7), which is intended to be mounted so as to pivot in the hollow body (1), in front of the hollow upper end (5a) of the lever, and is provided with a crossbar (7a) which engages between the teeth (3a) of the first toothing (3);
a locking ratchet (8) which is intended to be mounted so as to pivot in the hollow body (1) and is provided with a crossbar (8a) which engages between the teeth (4a) of the second toothing (4), a compression spring (9) being arranged bearing against the locking ratchet (8) and bearing against a stop (2d) which is situated on a rear end (2e) of the rack (2).

US Pat. No. 10,194,834

DETECTION OF SLEEP APNEA USING RESPIRATORY SIGNALS

VITAL CONNECT, INC., San...

1. A wireless sensor device for sleep apnea detection, the wireless sensor device comprising:a sensor to detect at least one respiratory signal;
a processor coupled to the sensor; and
a memory device coupled to the processor, wherein the memory device includes a detection algorithm and an application that, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to:
extract a plurality of features from the at least one respiratory signal; and
determine, using the detection algorithm, at least one sleep apnea event from the plurality of features,
wherein determining the at least one sleep apnea event further causes the processor to:
determine at least one candidate sleep apnea event using the plurality of features, and
confirm the at least one sleep apnea event when:
a mean during the at least one candidate sleep apnea event is less than a mean threshold times a mean during baseline, and
the mean during the at least one candidate sleep apnea event is less than a variable time a mean dispersion metric.

US Pat. No. 10,197,261

LED ILLUMINATION APPARATUS WITH HEAT SINK HAVING A PORTION OF HEAT FINS EXPOSED TO AXIAL FORCED FLOW FROM A COOLING FAN

Shoichi Nakamura, Higash...

1. An LED illumination apparatus comprising:an LED substrate;
an LED package mounted on the LED substrate;
a base having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a concave part formed on the first surface for receiving the LED substrate;
a heat sink including
a rectangular flat plate having a main surface thermally connected to the second surface of the base, and a heat radiation surface opposite the main surface, and
a plurality of first heat radiation fins having a rib-shape and protruding from the heat radiation surface of the flat plate, the first heat radiation fins extending from a periphery of the flat plate at two opposing sides;
a cooling fan; and
a casing housing the LED substrate, the base, the heat sink, and the cooling fan, wherein
the base is shaped such that a part of each first heat radiation fin extending from the periphery of the flat plate is exposed from the first surface of the base,
the cooling fan takes in air from a side of the casing that the LED package emits light and through the first heat radiation fins, and
the LED substrate has a through hole so as to allow air in an illumination part to contact the base.

US Pat. No. 10,196,753

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ELECTROPLATING AND SEED LAYER DETECTION

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A system comprising:a seed layer analysis system that includes an illumination source and a color sensor; and
a system controller configured to:
(a) cause a wafer from a set of semiconductor wafers to be selected,
(b) cause, after (a), the illumination source to illuminate one or more points within an interior region of a surface of the selected wafer, and the color sensor to measure a first set of one or more in-process color signals from the one or more points within the interior region of the surface of the selected wafer, each color signal having one or more color components,
(c) cause, after (a), the illumination source to illuminate one or more points within an edge region of the surface of the selected wafer, and the color sensor to measure a second set of one or more in-process color signals from the one or more points within the edge region of the surface of the selected wafer, each color signal having one or more color components,
(d) calculate, after (b) and (c), a metric indicative of the difference between the color signals in the first and second sets of in-process color signals, and
(e) determine whether an acceptable seed layer is present on the surface of the selected wafer based on whether the metric is within a predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 10,196,347

METHOD FOR PREPARING CITALOPRAM DIOL INTERMEDIATE

Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceu...

1. A method for preparing citalopram diol represented by formula IV, comprising the following steps:
performing Grignard addition reactions of 5-cyanophthalide successively with p-fluorophenyl magnesium halide and N,N-dimethylaminopropyl magnesium halide in an organic solvent; after the reaction, hydrolyzing and separating to obtain free base of citalopram diol represented by formula IV; optionally, further converting the compound of formula IV into its acid salt;
characterized in that the Grignard reaction is carried out in the presence of an auxiliary reagent of metal salt MAXB, wherein M is selected from the group consisting of Mn, Cu, Zn, Li, or Cs, X is selected from the group consisting of Cl, Br, or I, A is 1, and B is 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,195,748

HUMANOID ROBOT

INTERMAN Corporation, Ka...

1. A humanoid robot comprising:a hand having a plurality of finger members provided with joints and drive mechanisms and capable of performing a handshake with a hand of a human being;
a joint position sensor configured to detect a position of at least one of the joints;
an information recording device configured to record the joint position detected by the joint position sensor; and
an information processing apparatus configured to compare the joint position of the hand of the human being recorded in the information recording device in advance and the joint position detected by the joint position sensor when shaking a hand of a human being to be personally identified, wherein
the joint position comparison result by the information processing apparatus is used to perform personal identification of the human being.
US Pat. No. 10,196,312

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COLORING CERAMICS VIA COLLOIDAL DISPERSION FOLLOWED BY CONVENTIONAL PRESSING TECHNIQUES

James R. Glidewell Dental...

1. A colored zirconia ceramic slurry fabricated by a colloidal mixing process comprising the steps of:a) obtaining a coloring solution consisting essentially of at least one metallic salt as a coloring agent, a solvent, and optionally, an organic solvent and optionally, an acid,
wherein the at least one metallic salt is soluble in the solvent, and
wherein the at least one metallic salt comprises metallic salts of chromium and terbium as the coloring agent;
b) choosing the relative constituents of the coloring solution to provide a selected color for use in a zirconia ceramic dental restoration;
c) choosing a relative amount of the coloring solution for an amount of a zirconia ceramic slurry comprising a ceramic material that is predominantly a zirconia ceramic material, to provide a selected color intensity for use in the zirconia ceramic dental restoration;
d) mixing the amount of the coloring solution and the amount of zirconia ceramic slurry to distribute the coloring solution throughout the zirconia ceramic slurry; and
e) adding a binder in an amount of from 0.5% to 10% by weight of the coloring solution, to the mixture of the coloring solution and the zirconia ceramic slurry to form the colored zirconia ceramic slurry,wherein, the colored zirconia ceramic slurry comprises the zirconia ceramic slurry, the coloring solution, and the binder.

US Pat. No. 10,201,120

COMPONENT MOUNTING APPARATUS

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A component mounting apparatus, comprising:a component mounting unit including a mounting nozzle selected from a plurality of nozzles and a distance detector configured for optically detecting a distance between a component held by the mounting nozzle and a board, wherein
an illuminated region formed by the distance detector is located in a vicinity of a portion obtained by projecting the mounting nozzle onto the board,
and wherein
the component mounting unit further includes a nozzle selecting unit configured for selecting the mounting nozzle from the plurality of nozzles,
the illuminated region is formed in a vicinity of the mounting nozzle that is selected by the nozzle selecting unit and approaches the board for component mounting onto the board, and
the vicinity is a positional relationship in which a distance between the illuminated region and the portion obtained by projecting the selected mounting nozzle onto the board is smaller than a distance between the illuminated region and a portion obtained by projecting any one of the plurality of nozzles except the selected mounting nozzle onto the board.

US Pat. No. 10,201,119

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ALTERNATE COOLING OF A LIQUID COOLED MOTOR CONTROLLER

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A motor controller, comprisinga motor control housing having an air inlet and an air outlet;
a plurality of heat generating elements disposed within the motor control housing; and
a cooling system including a cooling device arranged within the motor control housing and extending from a first housing end of the motor control housing to a second housing end of the motor control housing opposite the first housing end, the cooling device and the motor control housing thus defining two airflow channels therebetween, the cooling device having a fluid sealed therein and including:
a first planar plate;
a second planar plate separated from the first planar plate by a distance, thereby defining a fluid passage between the first planar plate and the second planar plate wherein the fluid is sealed;
an evaporating region wherein the fluid absorbs heat via vaporization; and
a condensing region wherein the vaporized fluid releases heat via condensation;
wherein the plurality of heat generating elements is cooled by conduction to the cooling device and by convection from an airflow between the air inlet and the air outlet; and
wherein the airflow cools the vaporized fluid at the condensing region;
wherein at least one heat generating element of the plurality of heat generating elements is mounted at each of the first planar plate and the second planar plate; and
wherein at least one heat generating element of the plurality of heat generating elements is disposed in each of the evaporating region and the condensing region.

US Pat. No. 10,201,118

ELECTRIC POWER CONVERTER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electric power converter comprising:a transformer having a primary coil and a secondary coil;
a first circuit section connected to the primary coil side of the transformer;
a second circuit section connected to the secondary coil side of the transformer; and
a case that accommodates the transformer, the first circuit section, and the second circuit section inside and has a lower opening and an upper opening; wherein,
the case is composed of a base plate where the transformer, the first circuit section, and the second circuit section are mounted, and a cover fixed to the base plate and covers the transformer, the first circuit section, and the second circuit section, and the base plate is arranged in a plane extending between the lower opening and the upper opening of the case;
an air passage communicated with an exterior of the case is formed inside the case in a vertical direction between the lower opening and the upper opening;
all horizontal circumferences of the air passage, formed inside the case in the vertical direction between the lower opening and the upper opening, are surrounded by a part of the base plate and a part of the cover;
the base plate and the cover each has side partitions, the side partitions divide the air passage into a plurality of air passages; and
at least one of the transformer, the first circuit section, or the second circuit sections is disposed in at least one of the plurality of air passages.

US Pat. No. 10,201,117

INTEGRATED HIGH DENSITY SERVER VAULT WITH HVAC UPS BACKUP

REVOLVER 26 INVESTMENT CO...

1. An integrated high density server vault (HDSV) system comprising one or more server modules adapted for receiving one or more rows of server rack(s) and providing electrical and communication connectivity for disposed computing and electrical equipment, wherein each server module is operationally associated with an integrated mechanical module comprising:a) a fully self-contained heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system adapted for maintaining precise temperature and humidity levels and directly ventilating the server module with which it the HVAC system communicates with respect to air flow; and
b) an automatic fire suppression system adapted for protecting contents of the server module;
wherein the server and mechanical modules are adapted to be operationally connected to each other forming a unitary integrated high density server vault system which functions to maintain set temperature and humidity, air quality and protect computing and/or electrical equipment installed in the server rack(s), and providing for operational functioning of and between the installed computing and/or electrical equipment,
wherein the integrated HDSV system is adapted for physical, electrical, data, communications and/or air quality connectivity with one or more additional integrated HDSVs such that the two or more integrated HDSVs cooperate in maintaining set temperature and humidity and otherwise protecting equipment installed in a plurality of server racks, and/or such that the disposed computing and/or electrical equipment operationally communicate, and
wherein the operational association between the server and mechanical modules is adapted to provide practical access to the server and mechanical modules through a common white space.

US Pat. No. 10,201,116

COOLING SYSTEM FOR DATA CENTER RACK

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A data center comprising:at least one computing room;
at least one rack system disposed in the at least one computing room, the at least one rack system including 1) a rack housing that encapsulates an interior space of the at least one rack system so as to seal the interior space of the at least one rack system with respect to airflow in and out of the interior space, the rack housing including an access door that is continuously solid along its entirety and is movable between an open position that provides access to the interior space and a closed position, and 2) a plurality of computing devices mounted to the rack in the interior space, wherein the plurality of computing devices each defines an air intake, an air outlet, and a fan that draws air from the sealed interior space of the rack housing through the air intake and out through the air outlet, wherein heat is dissipated from electrical components of each of the plurality of computing devices into the interior space of the rack housing; and
a cooling system including a conduit that extends through the rack housing into the interior space, the cooling system further including a fluid that flows through the conduit and a heat exchanger disposed in the rack housing between the computing devices, wherein heat is transferred by the heat exchanger from air in the interior space to the fluid to produce cooled air in the rack housing that is drawn into the air intakes of the plurality of computing devices, and the fluid transports the transferred heat out of the rack housing,
wherein movement of the door from the open position to the closed position causes the rack housing to seal the interior space with respect to airflow in and out of the interior space when the fan of each of the computing devices is drawing air from the interior space into the air intakes and out the air outlets.

US Pat. No. 10,201,090

FABRICATION METHOD OF CIRCUIT STRUCTURE

Siliconware Precision Ind...

1. A method for fabricating a circuit structure, comprising the steps of:forming a plurality of first conductive pads on a carrier, wherein a length of each of the first conductive pads is greater than a width of the first conductive pad;
forming a plurality of conductive posts on the first conductive pads, wherein each of the conductive posts has opposite first and second end surfaces and the first conductive pads are bonded to the first end surfaces of the conductive posts;
forming a plurality of second conductive pads on the second end surfaces of the conductive posts; and
after forming the second conductive pads, forming an insulating layer on the carrier for encapsulating the conductive posts.

US Pat. No. 10,201,086

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Siliconware Precision Ind...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a circuit board having a plurality of conductive contacts, each of the conductive contacts comprising a plurality of solder pads with a gap existing between any two adjacent ones of the solder pads; and
an electronic element disposed on the circuit board and having a plurality of electrode terminals, each of the electrode terminals being coupled to each corresponding one of the conductive contacts through the solder pads, and a single electrode terminal of the electrode terminals is coupled to the plurality of solder pads of a single conductive contact, wherein at least a portion of the single electrode terminal is located in a vertical projection area of the plurality of solder pads of the single conductive contact.

US Pat. No. 10,201,069

HIGH FREQUENCY POWER SUPPLY DEVICE AND HIGH FREQUENCY POWER SUPPLYING METHOD

PEARL KOGYO CO., LTD., O...

1. A high frequency power supply device, at least comprising a first high frequency power supply block, which supplies a plasma processing chamber with a high frequency power at a first frequency f1, and a second high frequency power supply block, which supplies the plasma processing chamber with a high frequency power at a second frequency f2 below the first frequency, wherein:the first high frequency power supply block comprises:
a first high frequency oscillating block, which excites the high frequency power at the first frequency and has a variable frequency;
a first power amplification block, which receives an output of the first high frequency oscillating block and amplifies the power thereof;
a first directivity coupler, which receives a reflected wave from the plasma processing chamber and a traveling wave from the first power amplification block;
a first reflected wave heterodyne detection block, which performs heterodyne detection of a reflected wave signal from the first directivity coupler; and
a first control block, which receives a signal Sb after detection of the first reflected wave heterodyne detection block and a traveling wave signal Sc from the first directivity coupler, performs calculations based on signal Sb and signal Sc, and issues a frequency control signal S1 that controls an oscillating frequency of the first high frequency oscillating block and an output level signal S2 to control output of the first power amplification block;wherein:the second high frequency power supply block comprises:
a second high frequency oscillating block, which excites the high frequency power at the second frequency and has a variable frequency;
a second power amplification block, which receives an output of the second high frequency oscillating block and amplifies the power thereof;
a second directivity coupler, which receives a reflected wave from the plasma processing chamber and a traveling wave from the second power amplification block;
a second reflected wave detection block, which detects a reflected wave signal from the second directivity coupler; and
a second control block, which receives a signal after detection of the second reflected wave detection block and a traveling wave signal from the second directivity coupler, and controls an oscillating frequency of the second high frequency oscillating block and an output of the second power amplification block.

US Pat. No. 10,200,677

INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT PROGRESS ESTIMATION

Fyusion, Inc., San Franc...

1. A method comprising:on a mobile device including a processor, a memory, a camera, an inertial measurement unit, a microphone, a GPS sensor and a touchscreen display, receiving a request to generate a multi-view interactive digital media representation of an object;
receiving a sequence live images from the camera on the mobile device, wherein the live images include 2-D pixel data, wherein the camera moves along a path and wherein an orientation of the camera varies along the path such that the object in the sequence of the live images is captured from a plurality of camera views;
based upon sensor data from the inertial measurement unit, determining angular changes in the orientation of the camera along the path;
based upon the angular changes, determining an angular view of the object captured in the sequence of the live images; and
generating from the sequence of the live images the multi-view interactive digital media representation wherein the multi-view interactive digital media representation includes a plurality of images wherein each of the plurality of images includes the object from a different camera view such that when the plurality of images is output to the touchscreen display the object appears to undergo a 3-D rotation through the angular view wherein the 3-D rotation of the object is generated without a 3-D polygon model of the object; and
outputting a value of the angular view of the object captured in the multi-view interactive digital media representation.

US Pat. No. 10,199,075

METHOD AND PLAYBACK DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING WORKING STATE OF MOBILE TERMINAL, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A method performed by a playback device for controlling a working state of a mobile terminal, the playback device configured to receive and play multimedia information provided by the mobile terminal and comprising a sensor, a detector and a transmitter, the method comprising:determining, by the sensor, that the playback device is currently in an inactive state;
detecting, by the detector, whether multimedia information or mutual information sent from the mobile terminal is received to determine whether the mobile terminal is in a working state; and
sending, by the transmitter, to the mobile terminal an instruction for instructing the mobile terminal to shift into a standby state when the mobile terminal is in the working state.

US Pat. No. 10,198,978

VIEWING OPTICS TEST SUBSYSTEM FOR HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAYS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An optical evaluation workstation comprising:an enclosure that encloses the workstation and is configured to block light from entering the workstation;
a contrast test target;
a light source configured to backlight the contrast test target with diffuse light, the light source comprising a light panel and a light diffuser, the light panel configured to generate light and positioned to illuminate at least a portion of the light diffuser, the light diffuser configured to substantially and evenly diffuse light received from the light source;
an optical element feed assembly configured to:
receive an optical element of a head mounted display (HMD), and
position the optical element at a first distance from the contrast test target, the first distance corresponding to a distance between an optics block in the HMD and an electronic display in the HMD;
a camera configured to capture one or more images of the contrast test target through the optical element, the camera at a second distance from the contrast test target, the second distance corresponding to a distance between an exit pupil of the HMD and the electronic display in the HMD, wherein the contrast test target is positioned between the light source and the camera such that the contrast test target is illuminated with diffuse light from the light diffuser; and
a control module configured to evaluate optical contrast of the optical element using the one or more images of the contrast test target.

US Pat. No. 10,198,687

CARDS AND DEVICES WITH MULTIFUNCTION MAGNETIC EMULATORS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A device comprising:an emulator operable to electrically couple to a read-head of a magnetic stripe reader;
an RFID operable to electrically couple to a RFID reader; and
a processor for controlling the emulator; and
wherein the emulator is operable to electrically couple to and communicate the data to the read-head when the device is located outside and within proximity of the magnetic stripe reader.

US Pat. No. 10,198,664

AUXILIARY OBSERVING METHOD AND AUXILIARY OBSERVING APPARATUS

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

1. An auxiliary observation method, comprising:determining at least one comparison object according to a degree of similarity to a feature of an observation target, wherein the feature comprises at least one of the following: a context, metadata, a visual feature, semantic meaning, and a circumstance of selected content, and
wherein the at least one comparison object comprises a historical image of the observation target;
finding a difference that is both visual and semantic between the observation target and the at least one comparison object;
presetting a reminder threshold for semantic difference; and
in response to determining that semantic difference of the difference exceeds the reminder threshold for semantic difference, determining the difference as a specific difference for reminding to prevent a user from overlooking important information or highlighting redundant information.

US Pat. No. 10,198,614

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FINGERPRINT RECOGNITION

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for fingerprint recognition, comprising:acquiring one or more recognition records recorded within a preset time period before a current time, the one or more recognition records indicating one or more fingerprint templates, among at least two pre-stored fingerprint templates, that have matched one or more input fingerprints during previous fingerprint recognition processes;
obtaining a comparison time of a first successful matching and a comparison time of a most recent successful matching corresponding to a fingerprint template indicated in the acquired one or more recognition records;
calculating a time interval between the comparison time of the first successful matching and the comparison time of the most recent successful matching;
calculating a success frequency corresponding to the fingerprint template according to a number of successful matchings corresponding to the fingerprint template and the calculated time interval;
re-ranking the at least two pre-stored fingerprint templates according to at least one of a recency of successful matching or the success frequency of the one or more recognition records, each pre-stored fingerprint template of the at least two pre-stored fingerprint templates comprising a fingerprint image of a finger; and
comparing, when receiving a new input fingerprint, the new input fingerprint with the at least two pre-stored fingerprint templates in an order according to rankings of the at least two pre-stored fingerprint templates that have been re-ranked until one of the at least two fingerprint templates matches the new input fingerprint or until all of the at least two fingerprint templates have been compared with the new input fingerprint.

US Pat. No. 10,198,316

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT FLASH MEMORY ACCESS

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A system for accessing a flash memory device, the system comprising:a first encoder circuit operable to apply a first encoding algorithm to a user data set to yield a first number of first algorithm codewords, wherein each of the first number of the first algorithm codewords includes a second number of elements;
a second encoder circuit operable to apply a second encoding algorithm to a combination of the first number of the first algorithm codewords to yield a second number of sets of a third number of voltage values; wherein each of the sets of the third number of voltage values represents corresponding elements of each of the first number of the first algorithm codewords; and
a write circuit operable to apply voltages indicated by each of the third number of voltage values to respective flash memory cells.

US Pat. No. 10,198,032

PASSIVE LOCATORS FOR A VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A virtual reality (VR) headset comprising:an electronic display configured to present content to a user of the VR headset; and
a plurality of marker groups, each marker group corresponding to a different location on the VR headset and comprising one or more passive locators having positions relative to each other, each passive locator having a respective reflectance type, that identities a band of light of a plurality of different bands of light, and the band of light is reflected by the passive locator, and each marker group has a unique reflectance configuration that describes a spatial configuration of the one or more passive locators within the marker group and one or more reflectance types of the one or more passive locators within the marker group.

US Pat. No. 10,197,505

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LOW COST INSPECTION

CAMTEK LTD., Migdal Haee...

1. A method for macro inspection, the method comprising:concurrently illuminating a current group of spaced apart object sub areas; wherein light reflected in a specular manner from a certain object sub area of the current group of spaced apart object sub areas is expected to be detected by a certain sensor element of a current group of spaced apart sensor elements that correspond to the current group of spaced apart object sub areas; wherein the spaced apart object sub areas are spaced apart so as to reduce a probability of a detection of non-specular light from the object;
obtaining image information from the current group of spaced apart sensor elements; wherein the obtaining comprises detecting by the certain sensor element the light reflected in the specular manner from the certain object sub area of the current group of spaced apart object sub areas; wherein the image information comprises multiple spaced apart image sub areas; wherein each image sub area comprises multiple pixels; and
processing at least a portion of the image information to provide an inspection result.

US Pat. No. 10,196,814

AEROGEL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THEM

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

1. A composite comprising:a) an aerogel component;
b) a binder selected from the group consisting of cement, gypsum, lime, and any combination thereof; and
c) a surfactant,
wherein the composite has a thermal conductivity not greater than about 30 mW/(m·K), measured according to ASTM C518 and wherein the composite does not include fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,196,766

NON-KINKING SELF-WRAPPING WOVEN SLEEVE AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A method of constructing a wrappable textile sleeve, comprising:weaving an elongate wall from at least one lengthwise extending warp yarn extending along a longitudinal axis of the sleeve between opposite ends and a plurality of circumferentially extending weft yarns extending circumferentially between opposite overlapping edges; and
forming a plurality of discrete circumferentially extending annular bands extending between the opposite edges with the weft yarns during the weaving process with each of the bands being formed including a plurality of the weft yarns, with adjacent bands being formed with weft yarns having different diameters from one another, wherein the adjacent bands are formed including weft yarns having a diameter ratio of about 1:3.

US Pat. No. 10,196,713

MEDICAL INSTRUMENT WITH MODIFIED MEMORY AND FLEXIBILITY PROPERTIES AND METHOD

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A method for modifying a physical characteristic of an endodontic instrument, the method comprising the steps of:placing an endodontic blank in a heated environment having a temperature of from about 400° C. to about 600° C. for a period from about 120 minutes to about 150 minutes, wherein the endodontic blank is made from at least about 50% by mass of a superelastic alloy; cooling the endodontic blank; and
machining the endodontic blank by grinding flutes into a working portion of the cooled endodontic blank to form an endodontic instrument.

US Pat. No. 10,196,194

SELF-CURLING NON-WOVEN SLEEVE AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A method of constructing a self-wrapping sleeve used to route and protect elongate members, comprising:forming an elongate non-woven wall having a thickness extending between opposite inner and outer sides and having opposite edges extending between opposite ends of the non-woven wall;
heat-setting the non-woven wall into a self-wrapped configuration to define a tubular cavity;
forming at least one circumferentially extending first band portion having a first density and first thickness extending between the opposite edges; and
forming at least one circumferentially extending second band portion having a second density that is greater than the first density of the at least one first band portion and a second thickness extending between the opposite edges, wherein the second thickness of the at least one second band portion is less than the first thickness of the at least one first band portion.

US Pat. No. 10,196,168

CONTAINER HAVING A BOTTOM PROVIDED WITH A STEPPED ARCH

Sidel Participations, Oc...

1. A container (1) made of plastic material, provided with a body (5) and with a bottom (6) extending from a lower end of the body (5), the bottom (6) comprising:a peripheral base (7) defining a standing plane (8);
a concave arch (10) that extends from a central area (11) to the base (7); and
a series of main reinforcing grooves (13), formed recessed in the arch, which extend radially from the central area (11) to the base (7) at least, and which subdivide the arch into a series of angular sectors (15),
wherein each main groove (13) is bordered laterally, at a junction of the groove with each angular sector (15) of the arch (10) that is adjacent thereto, by a reinforcing rib (18) that extends projecting in relation to said angular sector (15), and
wherein each main groove (13) has a groove bottom (16) flanked by two lateral walls (17), and each reinforcing rib (18) extends into an extension of one of said lateral wall (17), and
wherein each reinforcing rib (18) is formed of an inner section (19) extending into the extension of an adjacent lateral wall, and an outer section (21) opposite the inner section (19), a crest line (20) of the reinforcing rib (18) formed at a junction between the inner section (19) and the outer section (21),
the outer section (21) located at the junction to an adjacent angular sector.

US Pat. No. 10,195,191

OPIOID AGONIST ANTAGONIST COMBINATIONS

Alkermes Pharma Ireland L...

1. A composition comprising a pharmaceutically effective amount of buprenorphine and Compound-1:
wherein Compound-1:buprenorphine has a molar ratio of about 0.5-5.0:1.0.

US Pat. No. 10,195,053

BONE GRAFT DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING SAME

SPINAL SURGICAL STRATEGIE...

1. A bone graft delivery system, comprising:an elongate hollow tube constructed to receive bone graft material, said elongate hollow tube having an extended axis, a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending from said proximal end to said distal end;
an implant detachably interconnected to said distal end of said elongate hollow tube, said implant having a distal tip having a tapered surface and having at least two lateral openings, wherein said implant has a first textured surface for engaging a first vertebrae and a second textured surface for engaging a second vertebrae;
a handle operatively associated with said elongate hollow tube; and
a plunger adapted to extend in said elongate hollow tube, said plunger having an exterior surface contoured to form a substantially congruent fit with said lumen of said elongate hollow tube, wherein said elongate hollow tube and said plunger are configured to deliver bone graft material to said implant so that the bone graft material exits through said at least two lateral openings of said implant.
US Pat. No. 10,197,937

ELECTROSTATIC INK COMPOSITIONS

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. An electrostatic ink composition comprising:pigment particles;
a dispersant comprising a succinimide;
a carrier liquid;
a charge director comprising lecithin or a sulfate-based lipophilic moiety; and
a tackifier which is dissolved in the carrier liquid;
wherein the composition comprises substantially no insoluble resin.
US Pat. No. 10,199,522

SOLAR CELL INTERCONNECTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

AIRBUS DS GMBH, Taufkirc...

1. A high electrical conductive, high temperature stable foil material comprising:an aluminium alloy having at least two elements selected from the group consisting of scandium (Sc), magnesium (Mg), zirconium (Zr), ytterbium (Yb) and manganese (Mn),
wherein the aluminium alloy comprises ytterbium (Yb) in an amount from 0.075 to 0.5 wt.-%, based on the total weight of the aluminium alloy.
US Pat. No. 10,195,214

CONCOMITANT ADMINISTRATION OF GLUCOCORTICOID RECEPTOR MODULATORS AND CYP3A INHIBITORS

Corcept Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method of treating Cushing's syndrome in a patient who is taking an original once-daily dose of 1200 mg or 900 mg per day of mifepristone, comprising the steps of:reducing the original once-daily dose to an adjusted once-daily dose of 600 mg mifepristone,
administering the adjusted once-daily dose of 600 mg mifepristone and a strong CYP3A inhibitor to the patient,
wherein said strong CYP3A inhibitor is selected from the group consisting of ketoconazole, itraconazole, nefazodone, ritonavir, nelfmavir, indinavir, boceprevir, clarithromycin, conivaptan, lopinavir, posaconazole, saquinavir, telaprevir, cobicistat, troleandomycin, tipranivir, paritaprevir and voriconazole.
US Pat. No. 10,195,254

MYRISTOYLATED LEPTIN-RELATED PEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF

ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE, ...

1. A pharmaceutical compound, comprising myristic acid conjugated to an N-terminal serine residue of a leptin-related peptide having a sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ. ID NO: 1 and SEQ. ID NO: 16.

US Pat. No. 10,201,115

SERVER CHASSIS WITH A LIQUID COOLING ENABLEMENT MODULE IN AN INPUT/OUTPUT MODULE BAY

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. A chassis comprising:a compute device located within a front portion of the chassis, the compute device including:
a processor;
a cold plate in physical communication with the processor;
a cold liquid interconnect coupled to a cold liquid interconnect of a liquid cooling enablement module located in an input/output module bay in a rear portion of the chassis, the cold liquid interconnect to direct liquid into the compute device, wherein the liquid cooling enablement module is a modular self-contained liquid cooling system;
a cold liquid line coupled to the cold plate and to the cold liquid interconnect, the cold liquid line to direct cool liquid from the cold liquid interconnect to the cold plate, wherein the cold plate utilizes the liquid to remove heat from the processor;
a hot liquid interconnect coupled to a hot liquid interconnect of the liquid cooling enablement module, the hot liquid interconnect to direct heated liquid from the compute device; and
a hot liquid line coupled to the cold plate and to the hot liquid interconnect, the hot liquid line to direct the heated liquid from the cold plate to the hot liquid interconnect.

US Pat. No. 10,201,114

REMOVABLE BOARD WITH COOLING SYSTEM FOR CHASSIS-BASED ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A system, comprising:a plurality of removable boards inserted within an enclosure,
the plurality of removable boards comprising:
a first set of removable boards associated with a first set of external heat exchangers, and
a second set of removable boards associated with a second set of external heat exchangers,
the second set of removable boards having a different orientation than the first set of removable boards, and
a removable board of the plurality of removable boards comprising:
an external heat exchanger, located external to the enclosure, to dissipate heat from an electronic component,
the heat from the electronic component being dissipated by a fan device located external to the enclosure,
 the fan device being one of a set of fan devices,
 a first set of fan devices, of the set of fan devices, to move air to cool a set of fins of the first set of external heat exchangers, and
 a second set of fan devices, of the set of fan devices, to move air to cool a set of fins of the second set of external heat exchangers.

US Pat. No. 10,201,113

AIR-COOLED ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT AND DEVICE FOR COOLING AN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. Electronic equipment comprising a card having an electronic component, a radiator having a bottom carrying fins, the bottom of the radiator having a face opposed to the fins resting on the electronic component, and the equipment also having a cover extending over the radiator and arranging for air to flow around the fins of the radiator, the cover including a plurality of spring blades, each pressed against a top edge of at least one of the fins in order to hold the radiator pressed against the component, and the spring blades have respective first ends that are secured to the cover and respective second ends that are free and pressed against the top edge of at least one fin, the number of spring blades being smaller than the number of fins.

US Pat. No. 10,201,112

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a socket connector, comprising:
a main body, having a tongue, wherein the tongue has two first surfaces provided opposite to each other;
a plurality of mating terminals, provided on the main body, wherein each of the mating terminals has a first contact portion, and the first contact portions of the mating terminals are exposed from at least one of the first surfaces; and
at least one first thermal conduction member, provided on the main body, wherein the first thermal conduction member has a first mating portion, and the first mating portion is exposed to the at least one of the first surfaces provided with the first contact portions of the mating terminals; and
a plug connector, comprising:
a circuit board;
at least one chip, provided on the circuit board;
a mating joint, electrically connected to one end of the circuit board, wherein the mating joint has an insulating body and a plurality of conductive terminals provided on the insulating body; and
at least one second thermal conduction member, provided on the insulating body, wherein the second thermal conduction member has a second mating portion and a conducting portion, and the conducting portion is thermally conducted with the chip,
wherein when the plug connector is mated with the socket connector, the first contact portions of the mating terminals are in contact with the conductive terminals to form an electrical connection, and the first mating portion is in contact with the second mating portion to form thermal conduction.

US Pat. No. 10,201,111

GAME CONTROLLER AND SECURE ENCLOSURE FOR AN ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINE

QUIXANT PLC, Cambridgesh...

1. A device comprising:an enclosure including two compartments wherein a first compartment is accessed via a door including a locking mechanism and wherein a second compartment is secured via a cover;
a game control unit, disposed within the first compartment of the enclosure, including
a frame,
a first heat dissipation units coupled to the frame, the first heat dissipation unit having a first plate with first fins extending from the first plate;
a second heat dissipation unit coupled to the frame, the second heat dissipation unit having a second plate with second fins extending from the second plate;
wherein ends of the first fins substantially reach ends of the second fins;
a first circuit board including at least a CPU mounted to the first plate, on a side opposite the first fins, between the first plate and a first wall of the enclosure forming the first compartment wherein the first fins are configured to dissipate heat from the CPU;
a second circuit board including at least a GPU mounted to the second plate, on a side opposite the second fins, between the second plate and a second wall of the enclosure forming the first compartment wherein the second fins are configured to dissipate heat from the GPU;
a game controller including the CPU, the GPU, the first circuit board, the second circuit board, RAM, a BIOS and a mass storage device storing game software wherein the game controller executes the game software to control a wager-based game played on an electronic gaming machine;
a first fan disposed within the second compartment; and
a first plurality of apertures, between the first compartment and the second compartment, which allow air driven by the first fan, to move between the first compartment and the second compartment to cause heat from the first heat dissipation unit and the second heat dissipation unit to be removed from the first compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,201,110

DEVICE RACK INCORPORATING MULTIPLE MOUNTING PLANES

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A device rack comprising:a first side panel and a second side panel that collectively define a front opening and an interior volume;
a first plurality of attachment mechanisms associated with the first side panel configured to facilitate attachment of first rack-mount extensions of respective devices with respect to the first side panel at any of a plurality of different distances from the front opening,
wherein the first plurality of attachment mechanisms comprises a plurality of first openings formed in the first side panel, and a plurality of first mounting blocks configured to detachably engage the first side panel at corresponding openings of said first plurality of openings formed at corresponding desired device-mount locations in the first side panel, and to detachably engage the first rack-mount extensions of the respective devices; and
a second plurality of attachment mechanisms associated with the second side panel configured to facilitate attachment of second rack-mount extensions of the respective devices with respect to the second side panel at any of the plurality of different distances from the front opening,
wherein the second plurality of attachment mechanisms comprise a plurality of second openings formed in the second side panel, and a plurality of second mounting blocks configured to detachably engage the second side panel at corresponding openings of said second plurality of openings formed at corresponding desired device-mount locations in the second side panel, and to detachably engage the second rack-mount extensions of the respective devices.

US Pat. No. 10,201,109

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCALABLE PARALLEL DATA PROCESSING AND PROCESS CONTROL

1. A computer chip/module comprising a plurality of components and interconnecting propagation pathways arranged according to an approximately tessellated 3D geometric shape: triangle, hexagon, octagon or 12-sided polygon wherein said geometric shapes' nest and scale.

US Pat. No. 10,201,108

ELECTRONIC CONTROL APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.,...

1. An electronic control apparatus for a vehicle, comprising:an electronic control element which includes a printed circuit board (PCB) and electronic components installed on a surface of the PCB;
a cover and a base which accommodate the electronic control element; and
a connector which is coupled to the electronic control element,
wherein a protrusion of the cover is formed at a front end portion of an edge of the cover so that the PCB is inserted and mounted between the protrusion of the cover and an edge of the base, the PCB contacts the cover and the base so as to close a space between the front end portion of the edge of the cover and the edge of the base where the closed sealing space is formed by the protrusion of the cover, the PCB, the edge of the cover, and the edge of the base,
wherein a projection of the base is formed at a rear end portion of the edge of the base where the cover and the base come into contact with each other, and the cover and the projection of the base come into contact with each other so as to form the closed sealing space between the protrusion of the cover formed at the front end portion of the edge of the cover and the projection of the base formed at the rear end portion of the edge of the base so that a sealing member is inserted into the closed sealing space, and
wherein the cover and the projection of the base come into contact with each other to the extent that the PCB is inserted and mounted between the protrusion of the cover and the edge of the base at the front end portion.

US Pat. No. 10,201,107

CABINET SYSTEM

1. A cabinet system comprising:a cabinet housing;
at least one component for interior fittings having a mounting section that has a first end and a second end spaced apart from the first end, the component is installed and held on the cabinet housing with a form-fitting connection and under mechanical tension by a supporting section at the first end and a tensioning section at the second end; and
mounts formed on an interior of at least one of walls, a floor, and a ceiling of the cabinet housing, the mounts are in engagement with structures that are at least partially complementary and located on at least one of the first end and the second end of the component;
wherein the at least partially complementary structures are on the supporting section and on the tensioning section; and
wherein the tensioning section includes a toggle lever having an attachment side and a tensioning side, and the toggle lever is releasably screwed onto the mounting section on the attachment side.

US Pat. No. 10,201,106

WATERTIGHT SEALING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC ENCLOSURE

TRAXXAS LP, McKinney, TX...

1. An enclosure for a component of a model vehicle, comprising: a housing comprising a housing interior configured for holding a component, the housing further comprising one or more housing perimeter walls at least partially surrounding the component, the one or more housing perimeter walls extending from a component support surface of the housing to a perimeter of an opening of the housing, wherein the one or more housing perimeter walls further comprises a first surface facing the housing interior and a second surface facing in a direction directly opposite to the first surface;a cover comprising at least a portion configured to receive and cover at least a portion of the opening of the housing and one or more cover perimeter walls extending from the portion of the cover to a perimeter of an opening of the cover receiving the at least a portion of the housing, wherein the one or more cover perimeter walls are disposed adjacent the second surface of the one or more housing perimeter walls;
one or more seal members interposed between the second surface of the one or more housing perimeter walls and the one or more cover perimeter walls, and the one or more seal members extending along at least a portion of the second surface of the one or more housing perimeter walls between the perimeter of the opening of the housing and the support surface of the housing;
wherein the one or more seal members are configured to contact the one or more cover perimeter walls and the second surface of the one or more housing perimeter walls, forming a substantially continuous seal between the cover and the housing to protect the component;
wherein the enclosure further comprises one or more electrical wires extending from the component, wherein at least one of the one or more electrical wires extend outwardly from the housing between the one or more housing perimeter walls and the one or more cover perimeter walls and adjacent the one or more seal members, and at the least one of the one or more electrical wires extend parallel to the one or more housing perimeter walls and the one or more cover perimeter walls;
and wherein the one or more seal members are configured to form a seal with the one or more electrical wires between the one or more housing perimeter walls and the one or more cover perimeter walls.

US Pat. No. 10,201,105

COMBINATION INJECTION MOLDING AND HYDROFORMING

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of forming a composite part, the method comprising:positioning a workpiece within a mold cavity of a mold;
closing a valve within the mold cavity to at least partially define an enclosed portion of the mold cavity, the enclosed portion being less than an entirety of the mold cavity;
while the valve is closed, injecting a first amount of a moldable material into the enclosed portion of the mold cavity, thereby filling the enclosed portion and deforming a portion of the workpiece against a wall of the mold;
opening the valve;
while the valve is open, injecting a second amount of the moldable material into the mold cavity; and
hardening the first amount and the second amount of the moldable material, thereby bonding the moldable material to the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,201,104

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING A DOOR STRUCTURE FOR ACCESSING COMMUNICATION SOCKET

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:an apparatus frame having an aperture;
a door movably secured to the apparatus frame and configured to be movable between a first position at which the aperture is accessible and a second position at which the aperture is substantially closed; and
a communication socket at least partially enclosed by the apparatus frame; the communication socket comprising a plurality of communication terminals configured to be accessible for electrical connection with an external apparatus through the aperture;
wherein the communication socket comprises a first member, the door comprises a second member, the first member and the second member being magnetically attractive to each other and cooperatively configured to secure the door in the second position;
the door comprises a main body;
wherein the apparatus frame comprises a first side and a second side connected to the first side, the first side being folded towards the second side along an edge of the first side;
the communication socket is secured on the second side;
the aperture is accessible from the first side and the second side when the door is at the first position; the plurality of communication terminals are configured to be accessible for electrical connection with the external apparatus through the aperture from the first side when the door is at the first position;
the main body comprises a first body and a second body; and
the first body and the second body are configured to close the aperture respectively from the first side and the second side when the door is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,201,103

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a housing;
a plurality of rollers positioned inside the housing;
a display unit including a display panel and a module cover having at least one apron, of which at least a portion of the display panel and the at least one apron is connected to each other; and
a motor assembly;
an upper bar coupled to an upper part of the display unit; and
at least one support portion having one side coupled to an end of the upper bar and having another side coupled to the motor assembly, the at least one support portion moving the upper bar up and down with an operation of the motor assembly,
wherein the plurality of rollers include a panel roller and the display panel and the module cover in a first state, are wound on the panel roller, and in a second state, are unwound from the panel roller, and are exposed to an outside of the housing,
wherein the plurality of rollers further includes an auxiliary roller extending along the longitudinal direction of the panel roller, opposite to the panel roller, positioned adjacent to the panel roller,
wherein the auxiliary roller moves to wind and unwind in a counter-direction to that of the panel roller, and
wherein the auxiliary roller includes:
a fixed cap fixed to one end of the auxiliary roller;
a rotating cap positioned at another end of the auxiliary roller and being rotatable; and
a coil spring of which one end is connected to the fixed cap and another end is connected to the rotating cap.

US Pat. No. 10,201,102

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a display forming at least one portion of a front side of the apparatus;
a metal plate of a support member disposed below the display and including a first electrically conductive portion;
a printed circuit board disposed below the metal plate and electrically coupled with the metal plate; and
a metal frame of an enclosure member at least partially surrounding the metal plate of the support member and including a second electrically conductive portion,
wherein at least a portion of the second electrically conductive portion forms at least one portion of an outer surface of the apparatus and the second electrically conductive portion is electrically separated with the metal plate.

US Pat. No. 10,201,101

DISPLAY APPARATUS

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display panel;
a panel supporting member having a side inserting space, and coupled to a rear edge of the display panel;
a guide frame supporting the panel supporting member;
a supporting cover supporting the guide frame; and
a cover member connected to the panel supporting member, and surrounding a side surface of the guide frame and a rear edge of the supporting cover,
wherein the panel supporting member comprising:
a frame disposing part on the guide frame;
a panel disposing part facing the frame disposing part; and
a vertical portion between the frame disposing part and the panel disposing part,
wherein the side inserting space is prepared between the frame disposing part and the panel disposing part,
wherein the cover member comprising:
a front cover on the guide frame and inserted in the side inserting space of the panel supporting member;
a side cover connected to the front cover to surround the side surface of the guide frame; and
a rear cover coupled to the side cover to surround the rear edge of the supporting cover.

US Pat. No. 10,201,100

ELECTRONIC DISPLAY MOUNTING SYSTEM

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. An electronic display comprising:one or more cabinets, each cabinet including a front side and a rear side;
a display module coupled to the front side of at least one cabinet;
a mounting slot disposed on the rear side of at least one cabinet, the mounting slot defining a channel;
one or more backing bars configured to slide within the channel along a first direction, and inhibit being pulled from the channel in a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction; and
one or more mounting clamps couplable to the one or more backing bars and positionable along the mounting slot, wherein the one or more mounting clamps are configured to secure the one or more cabinets to a ground mounted or suspended support structure.

US Pat. No. 10,201,099

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE INCLUDING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

1. A manufacturing method of a circuit substrate comprising an electronic device, the method comprising:providing a stainless steel base material, wherein the stainless steel base material has a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, at least one first cavity located at the first surface, and at least one second cavity located at the second surface;
respectively forming a first metal layer and a second metal layer on the stainless steel base material, wherein the first metal layer is disposed on the first surface and covers inner walls of the at least one first cavity, and the second metal layer is disposed on the second surface and covers inner walls of the at least one second cavity;
respectively disposing at least one first electronic device and at least one second electronic device in the at least one first cavity and the at least one second cavity, wherein the first metal layer is located between the at least one first electronic device and the stainless steel base material, and the second metal layer is located between the at least one second electronic device and the stainless steel base material;
respectively forming a first insulating layer and a second insulating layer on the first surface and the second surface, wherein the first insulating layer covers the at least one first electronic device and the first metal layer, and the second insulating layer covers the at least one second electronic device and the second metal layer;
respectively forming a first circuit structure and a second structure on the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer, wherein the first circuit structure penetrates the first insulating layer and is electrically connected with the at least one first electronic device, and the second circuit structure penetrates the second insulating layer and is electrically connected with the at least one second electronic device;
separating the stainless steel base material, the first metal layer, and the second metal layer to form two separate circuit substrates comprising electronic devices; and
forming a molding compound to at least encapsulate the at least one first electronic device and the at least one second electronic device after separating the stainless steel base material, the first metal layer, and the second metal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,201,098

SELECTIVE PARTITIONING OF VIA STRUCTURES IN PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. An apparatus for partitioning a via in a multilayer printed circuit board to produce an electrically isolating portion between two electrically conducting portions in said via, the apparatus comprising:a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having stored therein a fabrication controller; and
a set of one or more processors, the processors to execute to the fabrication controller, which when executed by the set of one or more processors, cause fabrication equipment to place at least one island of a first plating resist layer on a first layered structure including a first conductive layer and a first dielectric layer, to place at least one island of a second plating resist layer on a second layered structure including a second conductive layer and a second dielectric layer, to laminate the first and second layered structures with a third intermediate layered structure including at least one third dielectric layer adapted so that the islands of the first plating resist layer and the second plating resist layer become embedded in the at least one third dielectric layer, to drill a first hole in the printed circuit board so that the first hole passes through the islands of the first plating resist layer and the second plating resist layer, to process in a first step the printed circuit board so that copper is placed on an interior of the first hole except for portions with the first plating resist layer and the second plating resist layer, to process in a second step the printed circuit board so that additional copper is placed on the interior of the first hole except for portions of the first plating resist layer and the second plating resist layer and except for portion of the at least one third dielectric layer, and to process in a third step the printed circuit board so that the copper placed on an at least one third dielectric layer portion of the first hole is removed.

US Pat. No. 10,201,097

POLYMERS CONTAINING BENZIMIDAZOLE MOIETIES AS LEVELERS

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A copper electroplating composition comprises: one or more sources of copper ions, an acid electrolyte, wherein the acid electrolyte comprises one or more acids and, optionally, one or more sources of halide ions, and one or more polymers, the polymers comprise a reaction product of one or more dihalogens having a formula:X—R—X  (X)and one or more compounds having formula:
where R1, R2 and R3 of rings A and B may be the same or different and are hydrogen, thiol, linear or branched thio(C1-C12)alkyl, hydroxyl, linear or branched hydroxy(C1-C12)alkyl, amine, linear or branched alkyl(C1-C12)amine, linear or branched (C1-C12)alkyl, alkoxy, linear or branched alkoxy(C1-C12)alkyl or substituted or unsubstituted aryl, with the proviso that at least one of the compounds of formula (I) reacts with the one or more dihalogens to form the reaction product, R2 and R3 of ring A or B are taken together with their carbon atoms to form a fused substituted or unsubstituted six membered aromatic ring; and R is (C1-C12)alkyl, and X is a halide selected from the group consisting of fluoride, chloride, bromide and iodide.

US Pat. No. 10,201,096

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH TERMINALS MADE FROM SOLDERING BALLS

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector used for connecting a chip module to a printed circuit board (PCB), comprising:an insulating housing defining a receiving room for receiving the chip module therein and a mounting face confronting with the PCB; and
a plurality of terminals retained in the insulating housing;
wherein the terminals comprise first soldering portions with soldering material thereof upwardly protruding in the receiving room to be soldered with the chip module, and second soldering portions with soldering material thereof downwardly protruding beyond the mounting face to be soldered with the PCB; wherein
each of the terminals is wholly made of the soldering material.

US Pat. No. 10,201,095

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A CIRCUIT BOARD SYSTEM WITH MECHANICAL PROTECTION

CORIANT OY, Espoo (FI)

1. A method for manufacturing a circuit board system, the method comprising:furnishing a circuit board, with electrical components placed onto a surface of the circuit board; and
attaching at least one protection element to areas of the surface of the circuit board which are free from the electrical components, the protection element having a thickness in a direction perpendicular to the circuit board, and a width and a length in respective directions parallel with the circuit board, the protection element being shaped to leave the electrical components unscreened in the direction perpendicular to the circuit board and the width of the protection element being greater than the thickness of the protection element,
wherein the attaching the at least one protection element to the areas of the surface of the circuit board comprises providing, with an aid of the protection element, at least one galvanic connection between at least one of first ones of the electrical components belonging to a first functional entity of the circuit board system and at least one of second ones of the electrical components belonging to a second functional entity of the circuit board system.

US Pat. No. 10,201,094

SYSTEMS FOR ENCAPSULATING A HYBRID ASSEMBLY OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Medtronic, Inc., Minneap...

1. A method for supporting a hybrid assembly during a process that encapsulates a first side of a substrate of the hybrid assembly, the method comprising:loading the hybrid assembly into an encapsulation system such that the first side of the substrate is located in a molding cavity of the encapsulation system, and such that a second side of the substrate of the hybrid assembly that is opposite the first side is located in a trench of the encapsulation system, with the second side being offset from an interior surface of the trench to define a gap therebetween;
delivering encapsulation material into only the molding cavity to encapsulate only the first side;
supplying a fluid into the trench, wherein the fluid comprises compressed gas; and
maintaining a balancing pressure within the trench with the supplied fluid to support the hybrid assembly during the delivery of the encapsulation material.

US Pat. No. 10,201,093

VARIABLE WIDTH PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD USING SURFACE MOUNT TECHNOLOGY JUMPERS

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LL...

1. A master printed circuit board (PCB), comprising:PCB sections defined by grooves cut in the master PCB, the grooves separating one section from another;
wherein a final PCB is formable via use of one or more jumpers; and
wherein the one or more jumpers are configured to extend across at least one of the grooves to electrically connect one section to another section, the electrically connected sections forming the final PCB;
wherein each of the one or more jumpers is formed of a two-pad electrical component independently selected from the group consisting of light emitting diode (LED), capacitor, and inductor.

US Pat. No. 10,201,092

CARRIER-ATTACHED COPPER FOIL, LAMINATE, PRINTED-WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE PRINTED WIRING BOARD

1. A carrier-attached copper foil having a carrier, an intermediate layer and an ultra-thin copper layer in this order,wherein a surface of the ultra-thin copper layer has an absorbance of light at a wavelength of 400 nm of 85% or more,
wherein the surface of the ultra-thin copper layer has an absorbance of light at a wavelength of 400 nm of 87% or more,
wherein an average value of surface roughness Rz of the surface of the ultra-thin copper layer is 1.7 ?m or less, as measured by a laser microscope in accordance with JIS B0601-1994, and
the ultra-thin copper layer can be detached from the carrier by peeling.

US Pat. No. 10,201,091

PHOTO-DEFINABLE GLASS WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS AND GROUND PLANE

3D Glass Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A ground plane and/or RF isolation structure on a substrate comprising: a photo-definable glass substrate having a top surface comprising an electronic device and a bottom surface, one or more through glass via (TGV) that extends from the top surface to the bottom surface of the photo-definable glass substrate; a top grounded metal on the top surface; a bottom grounded metal on the bottom surface; and a ground plane structure separated from the photo-definable glass substrate and electronically connected by the one or more TGV, wherein the top surface is connected to an electronic isolation structure on the bottom surface of the photo-definable glass substrate through a metallized filled TGV, wherein the electronic isolation structure on the bottom surface is a mirror image of the electronic device on the top surface of the photo-definable glass substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,201,089

SUPPORT STRUCTURES FOR A FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

FLEXTERRA, INC., Skokie,...

1. An article, comprising: a flexible electronic component comprising one or more flexible optoelectronic components configured to at least one of emit, reflect, or transflect light; and a support structure coupled to the flexible electronic component, the support structure comprising a first substrate and a second substrate movably connected to the first substrate, a plurality of slots being formed in the first substrate and a plurality of projections being formed on the second substrate, wherein each of the plurality of projections is movably disposed within a corresponding one of the plurality of slots, the plurality of slots configured to limit bending of the article and configured to limit torsion applied to the article to a range within a torsion tolerance of the flexible electronic component; and the plurality of slots comprises a first subset of slots and a second subset of slots formed across from the first subset, each of the first subset of slots having a different length, and each of the second subset of slots having a different length, and wherein the plurality of projections comprises a first subset of projections and a second subset of projections formed across from the first subset, each of the first subset of projections having a different length, and each of the second subset of projections having a different length, the lengths defined such that the article has a desired shape.

US Pat. No. 10,201,088

CONTACT ELEMENT AND CONTACT STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A contact structure for an electronic device, the contact structure comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB) having a hole;
a housing on which the PCB is mounted; and
a contact element, at least a portion of which contacts the housing,
wherein the contact element comprises:
a contact portion soldered onto a peripheral portion of the PCB, the peripheral portion being disposed around the hole; and
a protrusion passing through the hole and contacting the housing,
wherein the housing comprises a projection configured to project toward a surface of the PCB, and
wherein the protrusion contacts a side surface of the projection.

US Pat. No. 10,201,087

DISCRETE DEVICE

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a base supporting an electrical circuit, wherein the base includes a via; and
a discrete device having a housing and a terminal that extends from the housing, wherein the terminal includes a widened portion having a lateral compressive strength, and wherein the widened portion deforms and secures the terminal within the via when the terminal is inserted into the via and the housing abuts the base.

US Pat. No. 10,201,085

METHODS OF FORMING BLIND VIAS FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

SANMINA CORPORATION, San...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) having a blind plated through hole, the PCB manufactured by a method comprising:forming a first sub-composite core having a first core structure sandwiched between a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer, the first core structure including one or more dielectric layers and conductive layers;
forming a first via hole through the first core structure;
plating an inner surface of the first via hole with a conductive material to form a first plated via hole, wherein the first plated via hole electrically couples the first conductive layer to an internal layer or trace within the first core structure;
filling the first plated via hole with a conductive ink;
backdrilling the first plated via hole along a segment between the second conductive layer and the internal layer or trace to form a first blind plated through hole, wherein such backdrilling removes both the conductive material and conductive ink along the segment; and
laminating the second conductive layer of the first sub-composite core to a second sub-composite core.

US Pat. No. 10,201,084

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD VIA DESIGN

Dell Products, LP, Round...

20. A printed circuit board comprising:vias of first and second differential pairs arranged in a first via pattern, wherein the vias of the first and second differential pairs are arranged in the first via pattern based on a first crosstalk signature of a first connector to be coupled to the vias of the first and second differential pairs and based on a second crosstalk signature of the vias of the first and second differential pairs in the first via pattern; and
vias of third and fourth differential pairs arranged in a second via pattern, wherein the vias of the third and fourth differential pairs are arranged in the second via pattern based on a third crosstalk signature of a second connector to be coupled to the vias of the third and fourth differential pairs and based on a fourth crosstalk signature of the vias of the third and fourth differential pairs in the second via pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,201,083

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a base substrate having two sides respectively extending in first and second directions and on which a plurality of pad group areas are successively positioned along the first direction;
first row pads disposed within each of the pad group areas and successively positioned along a third direction; and
second row pads disposed within each of the pad group areas, successively positioned along the third direction, and spaced apart from the first row pads,
wherein each of the pad group areas is divided into first to third pad areas that are sequentially disposed along the second direction, and
a portion of the first row pads is disposed in the first pad area, the rest of the first row pads and a portion of the second row pads are disposed in the second pad area, and the rest of the second row pads are disposed in the third pad area.

US Pat. No. 10,201,081

ELECTRONIC FABRIC WITH INCORPORATED CHIP AND INTERCONNECT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An electronic device comprising:a flexible substrate configured to be mountable to a fabric layer;
one or more metallization layers deposited on the flexible substrate; and
one or more electronic components each electrically coupled to the one or more metallization layers with one or more releasable electrical connections,
wherein the one or more releasable electrical connections comprises at least one releasable input/output connections or releasable power/ground connections, wherein a form factor for the at least one of the releasable input/output connection and the releasable power/ground connections is a standard or uniform form factor regardless of individual functionality, die design, or substrate design of the particular electronic component.

US Pat. No. 10,201,080

INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF AN ELECTRONIC MODULE AND CONDUCTIVE FABRIC AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC, San...

1. An electronic module assembly comprising:a non-conductive fabric;
a conductive fabric covering part of a first side of the non-conductive fabric forming covered portions of the non-conductive fabric;
an electronics module including walls defining a plurality of through holes, wherein the electronics module is disposed on the conductive fabric; and
a plurality of fasteners, each passing through a through hole of the plurality of through holes and the conductive fabric, wherein
the plurality of fasteners is configured to electronically couple the electronics module to the conductive fabric, and
the electronics module extends over an uncovered portion of the non-conductive fabric forming a space between a bottom surface of the electronics module and the uncovered portion of the non-conductive fabric upon coupling, wherein the uncovered portion is a portion of the non-conductive fabric that is not covered by the conductive fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,201,079

FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A flexible electronic device comprising:a substrate; and
a line layer disposed on the substrate,
wherein:
the line layer comprises:
a first conductive layer disposed on the substrate;
a plurality of polymer walls disposed on the first conductive layer and spaced apart from each other in a horizontal direction parallel to the substrate; and
a second conductive layer comprising first portions between the polymer walls and a second portion disposed on the polymer walls;
a portion of the first conductive layer contacts the first portions;
the plurality of polymer walls are disposed between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer; and
each of the polymer walls has a thickness in a range of about 1 nm to about 10 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,201,078

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND CARD READER

NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION,...

1. A flexible printed circuit board, comprising:a data signal circuit layer on which a data signal circuit structured to transfer data signals is formed; and
a destruction detection circuit layer on which a destruction detection circuit, structured to detect at least one of a break and a short-circuit of the destruction detection circuit layer, is formed, the destruction detection circuit layer overlapping the data signal circuit layer, wherein
the destruction detection circuit is structured to carry destruction detection signals which are squarewave-shaped digital signals,
the data signal circuit layer comprises a first data signal circuit layer on which the data signal circuit is formed, the data signal circuit comprising a plurality of linear-shaped first pattern wirings arranged parallel to one another, and
the destruction detection circuit comprises a first destruction detection circuit layer comprising second pattern wirings formed by a combination of linear portions orthogonally crossing the first pattern wirings and arcuate portions.

US Pat. No. 10,201,077

SUSPENSION BOARD ASSEMBLY SHEET HAVING CIRCUITS, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND METHOD OF INSPECTING THE SAME

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A suspension board assembly sheet having circuits, comprising:a plurality of suspension boards having circuits;
an inspection substrate; and
a support frame that integrally supports the plurality of suspension boards having circuits and the inspection substrate, wherein
each of the plurality of suspension boards having circuits includes
a conductive circuit support substrate,
a first circuit insulating layer formed on the circuit support substrate,
a first conductor line formed on the first circuit insulating layer,
a second circuit insulating layer formed on the first circuit insulating layer to cover at least part of the first conductor line,
a second conductor line formed on the second circuit insulating layer, and
a first circuit via that electrically connects the first conductor line to the second conductor line through the second circuit insulating layer,
the inspection substrate includes
a conductive inspection support substrate,
a first inspection insulating layer formed on the inspection support substrate,
a first inspection conductor layer formed on the first inspection insulating layer,
a second inspection insulating layer formed on the first inspection insulating layer to cover at least part of the first inspection conductor layer,
a second inspection conductor layer formed on the second inspection insulating layer, and
a first inspection via that electrically connects the first inspection conductor layer to the second inspection conductor layer through the second inspection insulating layer, and
the first circuit via and the first inspection via have a same configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,201,076

COUPLER FOR PROXIMITY WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A coupler for proximity wireless communication primarily based on an electric induction field generated therein, comprising:a substrate;
a ground layer formed on a first region of the substrate and surrounding a second region of the substrate on three sides of the second region, a fourth side of the second region being defined by an edge of the substrate; and
a coupling element electrically isolated from the ground layer and formed on the second region of the substrate, wherein
the coupling element includes a first portion that extends adjacent to and along the edge of the substrate and a second portion that is electrically connected to the first portion, extends inwardly from the edge of the substrate, and includes an inductor.

US Pat. No. 10,201,075

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS INCLUDING A PRINT BOARD INCLUDING A LAYERED BOARD AND A CYLINDRICAL MAGNETIC BODY

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:an image forming device configured to execute a print process of forming an image on a sheet, or an image reading device configured to execute an image reading process of reading an image from a document sheet; and
a print board including a layered board and one or more frequency signal lines that are wiring patterns formed on an intermediate layer of the layered board, the print board transmitting, through the one or more frequency signal lines, frequency signals concerning the print process or the image reading process, wherein
the print board further includes a cylindrical magnetic body that includes a lower portion, an upper portion, and a pair of side portions, the lower portion and the upper portion being respectively formed on layers of the layered board that are, in a thickness direction of the print board, located under and on the intermediate layer on which the one or more frequency signal lines are formed, the pair of side portions connecting the lower portion and the upper portion at opposite sides of the one or more frequency signal lines, the cylindrical magnetic body being formed in a shape of a cylinder in such a way as to extend along the one or more frequency signal lines and surround a circumference of the one or more frequency signal lines, the cylindrical magnetic body being electrically insulated from the one or more frequency signal lines by the layered board.

US Pat. No. 10,201,074

BACKPLANE FOOTPRINT FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a plurality of layers including conductive layers separated by dielectric layers, the conductive layers including a signal layer; and
via patterns formed in the plurality of layers, each of the via patterns comprising first and second signal vias extending from a first surface of the printed circuit board to the signal layer, the signal layer including first and second signal traces connected to the first and second signal vias, respectively, the signal layer further including a ground conductor located between the signal traces and adjacent signal-carrying elements, wherein the first and second signal traces, the ground conductor and the adjacent signal-carrying elements are located in the signal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,201,073

MULTI-LAYER PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NODE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A multi-layer printed circuit board (PCB) in a wireless communication node, comprising:multiple radio layers on one side of the PCB, wherein at least one radio component is to be mounted on a surface layer of the multiple radio layers, and wherein the at least one radio component comprises a surface mounted filter; and
at least one antenna layer on another side of the PCB, wherein an antenna element is to be patched on a surface layer of the at least one antenna layer.

US Pat. No. 10,201,072

EMI SHIELDING STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding structure comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB);
a plurality of elements mounted on a region of the PCB;
an insulating dam provided on a peripheral portion of the region of the PCB such that the plurality of elements mounted on the region of the PCB is surrounded by the insulating dam;
an insulating member provided in an empty space surrounded by the insulating dam such that the insulating member encapsulates the plurality of elements; and
a shielding layer covering outer surfaces of the insulating dam and the insulating member.

US Pat. No. 10,201,071

POWER SUPPLY WITH THERMAL INSULATION FUNCTION

CHICONY POWER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A power supply with a thermal insulation function, comprising:a casing, having an opening communicating with the interior and the exterior of the casing, and the casing including a first casing member and a second casing member, and the first casing member having a hollow insulation structure disposed thereon and formed by a plurality of ribs;
a circuit board, installed in the casing, and retained on the second casing member; and
a power connector, coupled to the circuit board and configured to be facing the opening;
wherein the first casing member has a first connecting portion, and the second casing member has a second connecting portion, and when the first and second casing members are engaged to form the casing by the corresponding configuration of the first and second connecting portions, the hollow insulation structure divides an area of a surface of the circuit board facing the first casing member into a first insulation space and a second insulation space, and the power connector is disposed in the first insulation space, and the hollow insulation structure is separated with an interval apart from the second insulation space for accommodating air;
wherein the circuit board has a notch configured to be corresponsive to a lower portion of the power connector, and the other surface of the circuit board has a heat transfer structure disposed around the notch.

US Pat. No. 10,201,070

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING ELECTRON SPIRAL TOROIDS

Electron Power Systems, I...

1. A method for generating a toroidal flow of ions around an electric arc comprising:regulating gas pressure within a chamber;
applying a controlled electric voltage across a gap separation distance between a first electrode and a second electrode to generate an electric arc that extends along an arc path;
adjusting the electric voltage across the gap separation distance with a controller to generate a toroidally shaped ion flow around the electric arc, the ion flow having an ion density of at least 1016 ions/cm3;
increasing the gap separation distance between the first electrode and the second electrode in response to control signals from the controller; and
moving the toroidally shaped ion flow generated around the electric arc in a direction away from the arc path.

US Pat. No. 10,201,068

METHOD FOR THE PLASMA CUTTING OF WORKPIECES

KJELLBERG-STIFTUNG, Gies...

1. A method for plasma cutting a workpiece using a plasma cutting torch having at least a torch body, an electrode and a nozzle, the workpiece having an upper surface facing the plasma cutting torch and a lower surface with a thickness defined between the upper surface and the lower surface, and the workpiece having a free edge that extends from the upper surface to the lower surface,the plasma cutting torch emitting a plasma jet that provides a cut through the workpiece and is movable in a feed movement direction from a position of incidence of the plasma jet onto the upper surface of the workpiece to the free edge of the workpiece, said plasma jet exiting from the lower surface of the workpiece at an emission position, wherein as the plasma cutting torch is moved toward the workpiece free edge, the emission position lags from the position of incidence on the upper surface to the emission position on the lower surface, such that when the plasma jet is incident perpendicular to the upper surface of the workpiece, the lag from the position of incidence to the emission position defines a first distance, wherein the method comprises:
inclining or deflecting the plasma jet in the feed movement direction at an angle ? with respect to an axis aligned perpendicular to the upper surface of the workpiece, said angle ? being between at least 5° and a maximum of 45° from said axis aligned perpendicular to the upper surface of the workpiece as observed in the feed movement direction, such that the emission position of the plasma jet from the lower surface of the workpiece is spaced in the feed movement direction from the position of incidence, the spacing defining a second distance which is at most half the first distance, said inclining or deflecting of the plasma jet occurring no later than when the position of incidence of the plasma jet on the upper surface of the workpiece has reached a spacing from the free edge of the workpiece on the upper surface that corresponds to 25% of a dimension of the workpiece thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,201,067

PLASMA-GENERATING DEVICE, PLASMA SURGICAL DEVICE AND USE OF A PLASMA SURGICAL DEVICE

PLASMA SURGICAL INVESTMEN...

1. A plasma-generating device, comprising:an insulator sleeve having a distal end;
an anode disposed distal to the insulator sleeve;
a cathode having a tapered portion narrowing toward the anode, the tapered portion having a first portion disposed within the insulator sleeve and a second portion projecting beyond the insulator sleeve toward the anode;
a plasma channel extending longitudinally between said cathode and through said anode and having an outlet at an end of the plasma channel;
at least one intermediate electrode disposed between said anode and said cathode; and
at least one coolant channel having at least one outlet at an end of the at least one coolant channel that is closer to the anode, whereby a coolant flowing through said at least one coolant channel can cool a portion of the device to which the at least one coolant channel is adjacent.

US Pat. No. 10,201,066

COMPACT LIGHT SOURCE FOR METROLOGY APPLICATIONS IN THE EUV RANGE

Paul Scherrer Institut, ...

1. A compact light source based on electron beam accelerator technology, the compact light source comprising:a storage ring being a compact multi-bend magnet structure configured to generate a small emittance leading to high brilliance and large coherent content of the light;
a booster ring disposed at a different level from said storage ring in a concentric top view arrangement in order to keep a required floor space small and to reduce interference effects;
a linear accelerator and an undulator for providing light having the characteristics for actinic mask inspection at 13.5 nm; and
two antisymmetrically arranged Lambertson septa for a top-up injection from said booster ring into said storage ring;
wherein an intensity of an electron beam is maintained down to a level of 10?3 and wherein quasi-continuous injection, respectively enhanced top-up injection is implemented to reach a high intensity stability and to combat lifetime reductions due to elastic beam gas scattering and Touschek scattering;
wherein injection into said storage ring and extraction from said booster ring are effected diagonally in a plane defined by parallel straight section orbits of said booster ring and said storage ring.

US Pat. No. 10,201,065

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A handheld radiographic image capturing apparatus comprising:a handheld radiation source device including
a radiation source that outputs radiation, and
an electric power storage unit;
a detector device including
a radiation detector that detects radiation that is transmitted through a subject when the subject is irradiated with radiation by the radiation source, and converts the detected radiation into a radiographic image, and
an electric power storage unit;
wherein
at least one of the handheld radiation source device or the detector device has an electric power supply limiting unit that limits a supply of electric power,
the electric power supply limiting unit includes
an electric power controller that controls the supply of electric power between the electric power storage unit of the handheld radiation source device and the electric power storage unit of the detector device, and
an electric power supply limiter that limits the supply of electric power between the electric power storage unit of the handheld radiation source device and the electric power storage unit of the detector device, depending on a timing of an image capturing process, and
the electric power controller supplies the electric power only along a route from the electric power storage unit of the handheld radiation source device to the electric power storage unit of the detector device, based on an electric power supply request made before the image capturing process.

US Pat. No. 10,201,064

POWER SUPPLY FOR A TWO-WIRE SMART DIMMER AND LIGHTING LOADS THEREOF

KLEVERNESS INCORPORATED, ...

1. A power supply for a two-wire or three-wire smart dimmer, to control the intensity of illumination of a lighting load powered by main electricity, the power supply comprises:a first low power module;
a second low power module;
a high power module;
a current sensing module;
a zero crossing detecting module;
a controller module; and
a low power lighting load adapter;
wherein:
if the dimmer has a two-wire configuration and the lighting load is a low power lighting load, the low power lighting load adapter is connected in parallel to the lighting load and AC power flows from the low power lighting load and the low power lighting load adapter to the first low power module when the low power lighting load is in an off state;
if the dimmer has a two-wire configuration and the lighting load is not a low power lighting load, the low power lighting load adapter is not connected to the lighting load and the AC power flows from the lighting load to the first low power module when the low power lighting load is in an off state;
if the dimmer has a three-wire configuration, the AC power flows from a neutral and a phase wire to the first low power module;
the high power module turns on the lighting load for less than a half cycle of the main electricity, when an activation signal is received from the controller module, and a shunt current flows out of the high power module when the lighting load is in an on state that is fed to the first low power module;
the first low power module converts the AC power from the main electricity into a first level DC voltage;
the controller module performs forward phase or reverse phase control via the activation signal based on a dimming value inputted from a user and a zero crossing signal;
the zero crossing module outputs the zero crossing signal to the controller module when a wave of the AC main voltage crosses zero volts, in order to synchronize the timing and delay of the activation signal with the phase of the main electricity;
the first level DC voltage is inputted to the second low power module, wherein the first level DC voltage is converted to a second level DC voltage that powers components that allow for the functioning of the smart dimmer; and
the current sensing module is powered by the second level DC voltage and converts the shunt current from the lighting load into a current-voltage signal to be outputted to the controller module.

US Pat. No. 10,201,063

ADVANCED NETWORKED LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM INCLUDING IMPROVED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED SELF-GROUPING OF LIGHTING FIXTURES

LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO....

1. A system for commissioning a network of lighting fixtures, comprising:a plurality of lighting fixtures, each of the plurality of lighting fixtures including:
a lighting element;
an identifier unique to each of said plurality of lighting fixtures;
a sensor module including a light sensing element; and
a network coordinator configured to discover, group and control a portion of the plurality of lighting fixtures by communicating with each of the plurality of lighting fixtures;
wherein the network coordinator includes a processor programmed to:
receive, via a communication module, respective messages sent from each of the plurality of lighting fixtures, each of the respective messages including the identifier associated with the respective lighting fixture;
determine a respective signal strength associated with each of said respective messages; and
rank each of the plurality of lighting fixtures according to the determined signal strength.

US Pat. No. 10,201,062

VEHICLE-BASED LIGHTING CONTROL

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method to operate a system having at least one vehicle for communicating with infrastructure lighting comprising:switching on a light source of the infrastructure lighting via wirelessly transmitting a first control command to the light source; and
switching off the light source via transmitting a second control command to the light source,
wherein a blinker is functionally linked to the light source such that activation of the blinker triggers the transmitting of the first control command to light source responsive to vehicle headlights being switched on.

US Pat. No. 10,201,061

DAISY-CHAINED LEDS AND CONTROLLER CONNECTED TO INTERNET

IDS-IP Holdings LLC, Ced...

1. A system for powering and controlling a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting network, the system comprising:at least one router operably connected to the Internet and a local network;
at least one controller operably connected to the at least one router;
at least one non-standard Power-over Ethernet (PoE) power supply;
at least one line card operably connected to the at least one controller;
at least one structured cabling network operably connected to the at least one router, the at least one controller, and the at least one non-standard Power-over Ethernet (PoE) power supply; and
at least one daisy chain of LED fixtures connected together electrically in series operably connected to the at least one line card;
wherein the at least one controller provides control signals to set a light output of the at least one daisy chain of LED fixtures; and
wherein the at least one controller provides control signals to the at least one line card for managing power that is distributed to the at least one daisy chain of LED fixtures.

US Pat. No. 10,201,059

METHOD FOR ANALYZING OPERATING PARAMETERS FOR LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES

KLEVERNESS INCORPORATED, ...

1. A method to analyze operating parameters in a smart switch, the method includes:sampling a voltage of a current consumption of at least one lighting device acquired by means a sensing module of the smart switch, wherein an ADC module of the smart switch converts the samples of the voltage of the current consumption to digital voltage samples;
filtering the digital voltage samples by data filtering, said data filtering comprising:
a Noise Reduction Filter, NRF, filter type
a Magnitude Filtering, FM, filter type
a Finite Impulse Response, FIR, filter type
determining the current consumption of the at least one lighting device, through an application of a polynomial interpolation to attenuate the digital voltage samples and in this way calculate a Root Mean Square, RMS, of the digital voltage sample;
wherein determining the current consumption of the at least one lighting device further comprises estimate a correct current consumption with a database of a central control system, and comparing a RMS data of the digital voltage sample against a plurality of operating variables to determine the current consumed, the comparison data is sent to the database of the central control system;
determining a type of technology of the at least one lighting device using the digital voltage samples, wherein the filtered digital voltage samples are transformed from a time domain to the frequency domain;
wherein determining the type of technology of the at least one lighting device further comprises performing a predominant frequency analysis on the transformed digital voltage samples, to identify a predominant frequency;
wherein the type of lighting technology of the lighting device is determined according to a comparison between the predominant frequency and a preset threshold frequency;
further wherein the type of lighting technology determined is sent to a database record of a central control system;
detecting an irregular behavior in the operation of the at least one lighting device, which comprises identifying harmonics by using the predominant frequency analysis;
wherein the irregular behavior in the operation of the at least one lighting device is determined according to a comparison between a number of identified harmonics and a harmonics threshold;
further wherein the identified irregular behavior is sent to a database record of a central control system;
determining and selecting a most appropriate dimming mode for the at least one lighting device, wherein the at least one lighting device is dimmed by a leading and trailing edge hybrid method during a preset percentage of AC wave cycle;
wherein determining and selecting the most appropriate dimming mode, after sampling, filtering and converting the digital voltage of the current consumption of the at least one lighting device, further comprises an abrupt current consumption analysis of the lighting device;
wherein determining and selecting the most appropriate dimming mode of the at least one lighting device further comprises determining a dimming mode by making an identification of an abrupt current consumption percentage location within a wave cycle and selecting the dimming mode according to the abrupt consumption location within the cycle;
further wherein determining and selecting the most appropriate dimming mode of the at least one selected lighting device is sent to the database record of the central control system.

US Pat. No. 10,201,058

METHOD DETERMINING THE SUITABLE LIGHTING FOR AN ACTIVITY

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A system for improving a lighting condition, the system comprising:a wearable computing device including an optical sensor configured to determine an actual lighting condition in a field of view of a wearer of the wearable computing device; and:
a further sensor arrangement configured to determine an actual user activity, said actual user activity being associated with a suitable lighting condition for performing said user activity;
wherein the wearable computing device is further configured to:
compare the actual light condition with the suitable light condition; and
generate a signal if the actual light condition deviates from the suitable light condition,
and wherein the further sensor arrangement comprises at least one of a first further sensor integral to the wearable computing device and at least one second further sensor communicatively coupled to the wearable computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,201,040

SYSTEM AND/OR METHOD FOR HEAT TREATING CONDUCTIVE COATINGS USING WAVELENGTH-TUNED INFRARED RADIATION

Guardian Glass, LLC, Aub...

1. An infrared heat treatment system comprising:a coated article including on a glass substrate a layer comprising indium tin oxide located between and directly contacting first and second layers each comprising silicon nitride; and
an infrared heating element comprising a heater and configured to irradiate infrared radiation at a peak emission of 1-2 ?m at the coated article for a predetermined amount of time so as to cause preferential heating of the coating, or a portion of the coating, such that the glass substrate remains at a temperature below 425 degrees C. without any additional cooling elements.

US Pat. No. 10,201,026

FORWARD ERROR CORRECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Acacia Communications, In...

9. A method for performing forward error correction of data to be transmitted over an optical communications channel, the method comprising:receiving data bits;
organizing the data bits into an arrangement having a plurality of blocks organized into rows and columns, the plurality of blocks further organized into a plurality of strands of blocks including a first strand of blocks, the first strand of blocks comprising:
a back portion comprising a first row of the plurality of blocks, and
a front portion comprising blocks from at least two different columns in at least two different rows other than the first row of blocks; and
encoding at least some of the data bits in the arrangement using a first error correcting code at least in part by:
accessing first data bits in the front portion of the first strand of blocks;
accessing second data bits in the back portion of the first strand of blocks; and
generating first parity bits by applying the first error correcting code to the first data bits and the second data bits.

US Pat. No. 10,200,966

MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD

Huawei Technologies Duess...

1. A mobile wireless communication device configured to communicate with a location management server over a wireless communication network, the mobile wireless communication device being configured to be part of a cluster of mobile wireless communication devices managed on the basis of a clustering protocol, the clustering protocol configured to select one of the mobile wireless communication devices of the cluster of mobile wireless communication devices as a cluster head for representing the cluster of mobile wireless communication devices, the mobile wireless communication devices of the cluster of mobile wireless communication devices being either in a network-connected mode or a network-idle mode relative to the wireless communication network,wherein, in case the mobile wireless communication device is the cluster head, the mobile wireless communication device is configured to select one of the mobile wireless communication devices of the cluster of mobile wireless communication devices, including the mobile wireless communication device itself, being in the network-connected mode as a cluster rapporteur for communicating with the location management server; and
wherein, in case the mobile wireless communication device is not the cluster head and is in the network-connected mode, the mobile wireless communication device is configured to be selected by the cluster head as the cluster rapporteur for communicating with the location management server;
wherein, in case the mobile wireless communication device is the cluster rapporteur, the mobile wireless communication device is configured to send cluster location management information to the location management server, wherein the cluster location management information comprises information about a location of the cluster head and/or information about respective locations of the mobile wireless communication devices of the cluster of mobile wireless communication devices, and wherein, in case the mobile wireless communication device is not the cluster rapporteur, the mobile wireless communication device is configured to refrain from sending device location management information to the location management server, wherein the device location management information comprises information about the location of the wireless communication device; and
wherein, in case the mobile wireless communication device is the cluster head, the mobile wireless communication device is configured to select itself as the cluster rapporteur for communicating with the location management server, when the mobile wireless communication device is in the network-connected mode or the network-idle mode and the other mobile wireless communication devices of the cluster of mobile wireless communication devices are in the network-idle mode.

US Pat. No. 10,200,660

COMMUNICATION AND MONITORING SYSTEM

Eyetalk365, LLC, Corneli...

1. A detection and viewing system associated with an entrance comprising:an exterior device comprising:
a camera; and
a motion detector;
wherein the exterior device further comprises an outer housing,
wherein the exterior device is capable of wirelessly transmitting digital streaming video, via a wireless router, to a peripheral device, which is a cell phone, upon detection of a person by the motion detector,
wherein the exterior device is capable of receiving a request to change a sensitivity of the motion detector,
wherein the exterior device is capable of modifying the sensitivity of the motion detector upon receiving a request to do so,
wherein the system is configured to encrypt the digital streaming video transmitted from the exterior device,
wherein the exterior device is configured to operate in at least one low light condition,
wherein the exterior device comprises an antenna for transmission of the digital streaming video,
wherein the exterior device is configured to receive a request to modify a view of the camera from the peripheral device,
wherein the exterior device is configured to modify the view of the camera after receiving the request, and
wherein one or more icons are displayed at the same time the digital streaming video is displayed on the peripheral device.

US Pat. No. 10,200,424

SEAMLESS DELIVERY OF REAL-TIME MEDIA STREAM WITH INTERMITTENT SIGNAL LOSS

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A method, implemented by an on-board system of an aircraft, of seamlessly providing a real-time media stream to one or more electronic devices on-board the aircraft, the method comprising:receiving a real-time media stream via a first satellite link, the real-time media stream being multicast by a remote computing system; and
while receiving portions of the real-time media stream:
packaging the real-time media stream into a plurality of time-delineated media segments;
inputting the plurality of time-delineated media segments into a buffer, wherein the buffer delays the real-time media stream by a buffer time value that is equal to or greater than a duration of N of the time-delineated media segments, and wherein N is an integer greater than or equal to one;
identifying, after a signal loss event, one or more missing time-delineated media segments, wherein the signal loss event is a handoff between either (i) two satellites, or (ii) two spot beams of a single satellite, and wherein the duration of the N time-delineated media segments is greater than or equal to an anticipated maximum time needed for the handoff;
causing a request for the one or more missing time-delineated media segments to be sent to the remote computing system;
receiving the one or more missing time-delineated media segments from the remote computing system via a unicast transmission;
inserting the one or more missing time-delineated media segments into the buffer in sequence with the plurality of time-delineated media segments; and
causing the buffered real-time media stream, including the inserted one or more missing time-delineated media segments, to be provided to the one or more electronic devices on-board the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,200,278

NETWORK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CONTROL SERVICE FOR VXLAN ON AN MLAG DOMAIN

Arista Networks, Inc., S...

1. A network system comprising:a first network element coupled to a network;
a second network element directly coupled to the first network element, wherein the first network element and the second network element are to connect to form a link aggregation group; and
a network management device including a control agent, the control agent to configure the link aggregation group as a logical virtual tunnel end point (VTEP) of a virtual extensible local area network (VXLAN), wherein each of the first and second network elements synchronizes a local forwarding table with a forwarding table of another network element in response to a new forwarding entry being generated by one of the first and second network elements and the control agent is further to receive status information for the logical VTEP from a primary network element designated for the link aggregation group, the status information including a physical and virtual topology of a network coupled to the logical VTEP and one of the first and second network element is the primary network element.

US Pat. No. 10,200,187

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISSIPATING HEAT IN OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS MODULES

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. An optical communications system comprising:a first surface-mount structure having first and second arrays of electrical contacts disposed on top and bottom surfaces thereof, respectively;
clock and data recovery (CDR) circuitry mounted on a first mounting region of the top surface of the first surface-mount structure and having electrical contacts that are in contact with respective electrical contacts of the first array of electrical contacts;
a parallel optical communications module mounted on a second mounting region of the first surface-mount structure, the module including a module surface-mount structure having third and fourth arrays of electrical contacts disposed on top and bottom surfaces thereof, respectively, wherein electrical contacts of the fourth array of electrical contacts are in contact with respective electrical contacts of the first array of electrical contacts; and
a baffle mechanically coupled with the optical communications system, the baffle having walls that define first and second convective air pathways that are thermally decoupled from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,200,111

SYSTEM FOR MANAGING MOBILE INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESSES IN AN AIRBORNE WIRELESS CELLULAR NETWORK

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A method for routing data to a plurality of passenger wireless devices which are located onboard an aircraft in-flight, comprising:receiving, at one or more computing devices fixedly connected to the aircraft in-flight and via a first Air-To-Ground Modem, a first portion of a data stream via an Internet Protocol (IP) Tunnel, the data stream including data packets having content that is to be delivered to a particular passenger wireless device onboard the aircraft in-flight;
stripping off, by the one or more computing devices, a first Care-of IP (Internet Protocol) Address from the first portion of the data stream, the first Care-of IP Address assigned to the first Air-To-Ground Modem;
routing the stripped-off first portion of the data stream to the particular passenger wireless device based on a Destination IP Address remaining in the stripped-off first portion of the data stream, the Destination IP Address uniquely identifying the particular passenger wireless device within an aircraft communication network to which the particular passenger wireless device is communicatively connected; and
subsequent to stripping off the first Care-of IP Address from the first portion of the data stream, the IP Tunnel is transferred from being received via the first Air-To-Ground Modem to being received via a second Air-To-Ground Modem, and the method further comprises:
receiving, at the one or more computing devices and via the second Air-To-Ground Modem, a second portion of the data stream, the second portion of the data stream including a second Care-of IP Address assigned to the second Air-To-Ground Modem instead of the first Care-of IP Address assigned to the first Air-To-Ground Modem;
stripping off the second Care-of IP Address assigned to the second Air-To-Ground Modem from the second portion of the data stream in lieu of stripping off the first Care-of IP Address; and
routing the stripped-off second portion of the data stream to the particular passenger wireless device based on the Destination Address remaining in the stripped-off second portion of the data stream.

US Pat. No. 10,200,095

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, APPARATUS AND ANTENNA ARRAY

DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATI...

1. A method for transmitting data, the method comprising:dividing, by an interface radio frequency (IR) data interface module, baseband in-phase and quadrature (IQ) data of multiple carrier antennas (CAs) into groups to obtain baseband IQ data of each group of CAs; and
for the baseband IQ data of each group of CAs: increasing, by an interpolation and filter module, a data rate of the baseband IQ data of the group of CAs; up-converting, by a digital up-conversion module, the baseband IQ data of the group of CAs having the increased data rate into a digital intermediate-frequency band to obtain digital intermediate-frequency signals of the group of CAs; adding, by a combiner, the digital intermediate-frequency signals of the group of CAs together to form a multi-carrier digital intermediate-frequency signal; adjusting, by an amplitude and phase adjustment module, an amplitude and a phase of the multi-carrier digital intermediate-frequency signal as required by each antenna in a group of antennas sharing the multi-carrier digital intermediate-frequency signal, respectively, and then transmitting the adjusted multi-carrier digital intermediate-frequency signals to digital to analog converters of corresponding antenna channels; and generating, by the digital to analog converters of the corresponding antenna channels, multi-carrier analog intermediate-frequency signals, and transmitting the multi-carrier analog intermediate-frequency signals to the corresponding antenna channels.

US Pat. No. 10,200,080

SELF-INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION FOR FULL-DUPLEX COMMUNICATION USING A PHASE AND GAIN ADJUSTED TRANSMIT SIGNAL

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An apparatus configured to cancel interference, from an outbound signal provided at an output of a power amplifier (PA), in an inbound signal at an input of a low-noise amplifier (LNA), the apparatus comprising:a first resistor controllably coupled between a first differential end of the output of the PA and the input of the LNA;
a first capacitor controllably coupled between the first differential end of the output of the PA and the input of the LNA;
a second resistor controllably coupled between a second differential end of the output of the PA and the input of the LNA; and
a second capacitor controllably coupled between the second differential end of the output of the PA and the input of the LNA.

US Pat. No. 10,200,021

SYNCHRONOUS N PULSE BURST GENERATOR

ANRITSU COMPANY, Morgan ...

1. A synchronous N pulse burst generator for generating an analog-to-digital (A/D) clock signal from a trigger signal, comprising:an input for the trigger signal, wherein the trigger signal comprises an intermediate frequency (IF) signal;
a signal path extending from the input;
a series of N AND gates, each AND gate arranged along the signal path to receive a first input from the trigger signal propagating along the signal path and a second input from the trigger signal propagated further along the signal path,
wherein the trigger signal as received as the first input is inverted as received as the second input,
wherein the signal path introduces a time delay in propagation of the trigger signal between the first input and the second input received by each AND gate, the time delay being based on a target frequency of the A/D clock signal, and
wherein the signal path further introduces the time delay in propagation of the trigger signal between the second input of an AND gate and the first input of a successive AND gate from the series of N AND gates; and
an OR gate that receives outputs from the series of N AND gates and outputs the A/D clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,200,001

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A controller operable to:check control bits;
sample a first signal at a frequency that is indicated by the checked control bits, the first signal indicating an initial amplitude of an output signal of an oscillator circuit;
select a step amount based on the sampled first signal and a target amplitude of the output signal; and
generate a control signal for the oscillator circuit based on the selected step amount, the control signal indicating a change in gain for the oscillator circuit according to the selected step amount.

US Pat. No. 10,199,988

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POWER GRID FREQUENCY OF MULTIPLE ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS, AND SYSTEM THEREFOR

HYOSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES ...

1. A power grid frequency control system for controlling a power grid frequency for multiple energy storage systems using a hierarchical control structure, comprising:a plurality of energy storage systems (ESSs);
a local management system (LMS) configured to manage at least one of the energy storage systems on a local basis;
an energy storage system controller (ESS controller) configured to generally control the local management system by determining a state of the local management system, estimating an output value of at least one of the energy storage systems belonging to the local management system, and transmitting the estimated output value to each energy storage system; and
a power management system (PMS) configured to generally manage overall systems including the plurality of energy storage systems, the local management system, and the energy storage system controller, determine states of the overall systems to allow a user to participate in a power grid frequency control market by making a contract with a system operator, control an output value of the local management system, and regulate control parameters for controlling the output value, wherein, when a plurality of energy storage system controllers are provided, the power management system determines control parameters for controlling frequencies of the energy storage system controllers, sets a participating energy ratio for a frequency response and frequency regulation control depending on a frequency state on the basis of the determined control parameters, and performs the frequency response and frequency regulation control depending on the set participating energy ratio,
wherein the power management system analyzes the power grid frequency and an automatic generation control (AGC) signal, makes a normal distribution of the power grid frequency and the AGC signal within a particular time interval, calculates an output expectation value for the frequency response control and an output expectation value of the AGC signal for the frequency regulation control within the particular time interval, optimizes the participating energy ratio for the frequency response and the frequency regulation for a day, and sets a result of the optimization as the participating energy ratio for the frequency response and the frequency regulation.

US Pat. No. 10,199,985

TECHNIQUE FOR DETECTING A DEFECT IN A MULTI-JUNCTION SOLAR CELL

AIRBUS DS GMBH, Taufkirc...

1. A method for detecting a defect in a multi-junction solar cell comprising at least two vertically stacked p-n junctions, the method comprising:exciting a first p-n junction of the at least two vertically stacked p-n junctions by illuminating the solar cell with excitation light in a first excitation wavelength range at a first illumination intensity that is constant over time;
exciting a second p-n junction of the at least two vertically stacked p-n junctions by illuminating the solar cell with excitation light in a second excitation wavelength range at a second illumination intensity that changes over time;
detecting photoluminescence light emitted by photoluminescence of the first p-n junction; and
generating a plurality of spatially resolved photoluminescence image of the photoluminescence light emitted by the first p-n junction while the second illumination intensity is changed over time; and
observing the generated plurality of photoluminescence images for regions in which the intensity changes over time.

US Pat. No. 10,199,944

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FLYBACK POWER CONVERTERS WITH SWITCHING FREQUENCY AND PEAK CURRENT ADJUSTMENTS

Guangzhou On-Bright Elect...

1. An apparatus for a power converter, the apparatus comprising:a first comparator configured to receive a first signal and a second signal and generate a first comparison signal based at least in part on the first signal and the second signal, the first signal being associated with at least an output current of a power converter;
a second comparator configured to receive a third signal and a fourth signal and generate a second comparison signal based at least in part on the third signal and the fourth signal, the third signal being related to the first signal, the fourth signal being associated with a current flowing through a primary winding of the power converter; and
a modulation signal generator configured to receive the first comparison signal and the second comparison signal, generate a modulation signal based at least in part on the first comparison signal and the second comparison signal, and output the modulation signal for adjusting the current flowing through the primary winding of the power converter.

US Pat. No. 10,199,941

RESONANT CONVERTER HAVING A TRANSFORMER WITH CENTRAL POINT TAP

FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL Gmb...

1. A resonant converter comprising:a transformer with center tap; and
a resonant circuit comprising a primary winding of the transformer in series with a capacitor and in series with an inductor,
a center point of a secondary side of the transformer being connected via a first output line to a first output terminal, and
two outer connections of the secondary side of the transformer being connected each via an electrical switching element and being connected via a second output line to a second output terminal,
wherein, between the first output terminal and the second output terminal there is an output voltage so that the first output terminal is guided to the outside directly via the first output line without any additional circuit between the first output terminal and the second output terminal in the form of a smoothing capacitor on the output side, and
wherein at least one capacitor is connected in parallel to the electrical switching elements in order to maintain the output voltage when the resonant converter is in open circuit operation.

US Pat. No. 10,199,821

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACTUATING A TRANSFORMER NEUTRAL BLOCKING SYSTEM

Emprimus, LLC, Minneapol...

17. An electrical protection system useable in an alternating current system including a transformer, the system comprising:a control module, including a processing device, the control module configured to execute instructions to:
(a) monitor a first received measurement corresponding to a first electrical property within an electrical protection circuit and transmit a protection activation control signal to a switch assembly of the electrical protection circuit based on the first received measurement satisfying a first predetermined threshold; and
(b) monitor a second received measurement corresponding to a second electrical property within the electrical protection circuit different from the first electrical property and transmit a protection deactivation control signal to the switch assembly based on the second received measurement satisfying a second predetermined threshold; and
a first measurement probe configured to measure the first electrical property of the electrical protection circuit and a second measurement probe configured to measure the second electrical property of the electrical protection circuit;
wherein the first received measurement is received from the first measurement probe, and wherein the first measurement probe comprises a current probe configured to measure a current through the switch assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,199,815

WATERTIGHT ELECTRICAL COMPARTMENT FOR USE IN IRRIGATION DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A watertight electrical compartment of an irrigation device, comprising:an electrical compartment body comprising a chamber with an open end, threads, and a sealing section, the sealing section located closer to the open end of the chamber than the threads;
at least one sealing ring having a diameter configured for mating with the sealing section;
a cap having an open end, a closed end, and an internal diameter configured to have a sliding fit with the sealing section and an interference fit with the at least one sealing ring when the compartment is assembled; and
a cap retainer having threads configured to threadedly mate with the threads of the compartment body, the cap retainer further having first and second ends, the cap retainer configured to receive at least a portion of the cap through the first end.

US Pat. No. 10,199,790

BRUSH HOLDER APPARATUS, BRUSH ASSEMBLY, AND METHOD

CUTSFORTH, INC., Cohasse...

1. A method of removably installing a conductive brush in contact with a conductive surface of an electrical generator in a power plant without stopping motion of the conductive surface of the electrical generator, the method comprising:slidably engaging a channel of a brush holder assembly with an elongate mounting block fixedly attached to a mount base of the electrical generator, the brush holder assembly including:
a brush holder including a brush box having a plurality of sidewalls including a first side wall, a second side wall, and a third side wall;
a conductive brush positioned in the brush box for longitudinal movement therein, the conductive brush including a first side surface facing the first side wall, a second side surface facing the second side wall, a third side surface facing the third side wall, a fourth side surface, and a lower surface;
wherein the step of slidably engaging the channel of the brush holder assembly with the elongate mounting block includes moving the brush holder assembly from a disengaged position in which the lower surface of the brush is not contacting the conductive surface of the electrical generator to an engaged position in which the lower surface of the brush is contacting the conductive surface of the electrical generator; and
wherein as the brush holder assembly moves from the disengaged position to the engaged position, a stationary brush release fixed relative to the elongate mounting block engages a brush catch of the brush holder assembly to release a force exerted on the fourth side surface of the brush by the brush catch.

US Pat. No. 10,199,364

NON-VOLATILE DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE (NVDIMM) MULTICHIP PACKAGE

SANMINA CORPORATION, San...

1. A single multichip package, comprising:a substrate having opposing upper and lower surfaces;
a first die mounted on the upper surface of the substrate, the first die including one or more non-volatile memory devices;
a second die mounted on the upper surface of the substrate, the second die including at least one of: (a) a non-volatile memory controller that facilitates transfer of data to and from the one or more non-volatile memory devices, (b) a register clock driver for volatile memory devices, and/or (c) one or more multiplexer switches configured to switch between two or more of the volatile memory devices;
a plurality of wire bonds connecting the first die and the second die; and
a plurality of solder balls located on the lower surface of the substrate for mounting the single multichip package to a printed circuit board, the plurality of solder balls electrically coupled to the first die and the second die.

US Pat. No. 10,199,321

INTERCONNECT SUBSTRATE HAVING CAVITY FOR STACKABLE SEMICONDUCTOR ASSEMBLY, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND VERTICALLY STACKED SEMICONDUCTOR ASSEMBLY USING THE SAME

BRIDGE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP...

1. A method of making an interconnect substrate having cavity for stackable semiconductor assembly, the method comprising:forming a protruded metal platform on a surface of a metal carrier;
forming a core layer covering the protruded metal platform and the remaining surface of the metal carrier, wherein the core layer has a first surface facing away from the metal carrier and an opposite second surface adjacent to the metal carrier;
forming an array of metal posts and a metal slug by removing a portion of the metal carrier, wherein the metal slug is aligned with the protruded metal platform;
forming a buildup circuitry from the first surface of the core layer, the buildup circuitry having an exterior surface facing away from the first surface of the core layer;
forming a stiffener that covers the second surface of the core layer and sidewalls of the metal slug and the metal posts, the stiffener having an exterior surface facing away from the second surface of the core layer; and
forming a cavity by removing the metal slug and a selected portion of the protruded metal platform and leaving a remaining portion of the protruded metal platform as a thermal paddle, the cavity including an aperture in the stiffener and a recess in the core layer and having sidewalls that extend from an exterior surface of the thermal paddle to the exterior surface of the stiffener;
wherein the metal posts are exposed from the exterior surface of the stiffener and electrically connected to the buildup circuitry through first metallized vias in the core layer, and the thermal paddle is thermally conductible to the buildup circuitry through second metallized vias in the core layer.

US Pat. No. 10,199,153

PCB INTER-LAYER CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE APPLICABLE TO LARGE-CURRENT PCB

CYNTEC CO., LTD, Hsinchu...

1. A process for producing an inter-layer conductive structure of a circuit board, comprising steps of:a) providing a first insulating layer, which has at least a first hole therein;
b) inserting a first electric contact material, which is formed, as a body with size and shape consistent to the first hole to minimize voids in the first hole, into the first hole of the first insulating layer to form a first conductive plug;
c) laminating a first conductive layer onto a first surface of the first insulating layer;
d) laminating a second conductive layer onto a second surface of the first insulating layer;
e) performing a first pattern-defining and etching procedure for the first conductive layer to form a first conductive structure after the laminating step c);
wherein after the laminating steps c) and d) are completed, the first conductive plug has two ends thereof in electric contact with the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer, respectively, and
f) performing a second pattern-defining and etching procedure for the second conductive layer to form a second conductive structure after the laminating step d);
wherein the performing steps e) and f) are performed simultaneously or separately, and after the performing steps e) and f), at least one of the first conductive structure and the second conductive structure partially covers the corresponding one of the two ends of the first conductive plug in contact therewith.

US Pat. No. 10,199,132

HIGH STRENGTH CU—NI—CO—SI BASED COPPER ALLOY SHEET MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND CURRENT CARRYING COMPONENT

DOWA METALTECH CO., LTD.,...

1. A copper alloy sheet material comprising a chemical composition containing from 2.50 to 4.00% in total of Ni and Co, from 0.50 to 2.00% of Co, from 0.70 to 1.50% of Si, from 0 to 0.50% of Fe, from 0 to 0.10% of Mg, from 0 to 0.50% of Sn, from 0 to 0.15% of Zn, from 0 to 0.07% of B, from 0 to 0.10% of P, from 0 to 0.10% of REM (rare earth elements), from 0 to 0.01% in total of Cr, Zr, Hf, Nb and S, the balance of Cu, and unavoidable impurities, all in terms of percentage by mass; containing secondary phase particles present in a parent phase, in which a number density of coarse secondary phase particles having a particle diameter of 5 ?m or more is 10 per mm2 or less, and a number density of fine secondary phase particles having a particle diameter of from 5 to 10 nm is 1.0×109 per mm2 or more; and having an SI concentration in the parent phase of 0.10% by mass or more and 0.50% by mass or less.

US Pat. No. 10,199,128

NUCLEAR REACTOR CORE HAVING MODERATOR BLOCKS WITH FISSILE MATERIAL FUEL RODS AND HYDROGEN-CONTAINING GLASS MICROSPHERES COATED WITH BURNABLE POISON

Colorado School of Mines,...

1. A nuclear reactor core comprising:a plurality of moderator blocks;
a nuclear fuel rod inserted into each moderator block, the nuclear fuel rod comprising a mixture of fissile material and hydrogen-containing glass microspheres coated with a burnable poison film; and
a fertile material disposed about the nuclear fuel rod in each moderator block;
wherein the hydrogen is stored in the glass microspheres as a moderator to control reactivity of the nuclear reactor core; and
wherein the burnable poison film comprises a thermal neutron absorber selected for neutron capture in the fissile material.

US Pat. No. 10,199,082

AUTOMATIC DELAY-LINE CALIBRATION USING A REPLICA ARRAY

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A computer memory system, comprising:a memory array comprising a plurality of memory cells; and
a delay calibration circuit comprising a delay-line that is used to measure a chip-specific delay between when a bitline is discharged by a bitcell and when a sense amplifier is used to detect a memory value from the memory array, wherein the delay calibration circuit triggers the delay-line to begin measuring the chip-specific delay in response to a timing trigger, wherein the delay calibration circuit further comprises a first counter, a second counter, and a clock signal, wherein the first counter is connected to the delay-line, wherein the second counter is connected to the clock signal, and wherein the timing trigger corresponds to a time where the clock signal is started and the first and second counters both begin counting at substantially the same time.

US Pat. No. 10,198,725

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING CARD PRESENT TRANSACTIONS

First Data Corporation, ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a service provider system comprising one or more computers in network communication with one or more merchant computers configured to host a webpage comprising inventory information indicative of a desired product or service, a request from the one or more merchant computers to initiate a card present transaction associated with a consumer and the desired product or service;
collecting, by the service provider system, information associated with the card present transaction, the information comprising one or more identifiers associated with the desired product or service, a desired payment account, and consumer identification information;
accessing, by the service provider system, based at least in part on collecting information, one or more secure elements of a mobile device associated with the consumer to obtain an identifier associated with the mobile device;
communicating, by the service provider system to the mobile device based at least in part on the identifier, transaction data and a message that facilitates invocation of a transaction module associated with the mobile device, wherein the invocation automatically launches the transaction module;
receiving, by the service provider system from the transaction module, validation information and payment account data from the mobile device, wherein the validation information is based at least in part on the identifier accessed in the one or more secure elements of the mobile device and further based on a comparison, by the mobile device, of at least a portion of the consumer identification information with the identifier accessed in the one or more secure elements of the mobile device;
requesting, by the service provider system from an issuer system, approval of the card present transaction based at least in part on the validation information and payment account data; and
facilitating, by the service provider system, the card present transaction based at least in part on an interaction with the transaction module.

US Pat. No. 10,198,611

FINGERPRINT SENSORS FOR MOBILE DEVICES

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A display assembly comprising:a display panel;
a backlight assembly located below the display panel that includes
a backlight configured to generate light that illuminates the display panel,
an optically clear adhesive layer disposed between the backlight and a diffuser,
wherein the optically clear adhesive layer substantially eliminates an air gap between the backlight and the diffuser, and
the diffuser configured to diffuse the light emitted toward the display panel by the backlight; and
a fingerprint sensor located below the backlight assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,198,418

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTED ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE DOCUMENTS

DocuSign, Inc., San Fran...

1. A method for distributed electronic signature documents comprising:generating a signing template that contains information about how a document file is to be signed, the information further specifying locations within the document file for signatures of one or more users, the information further specifying whether content within the document file that is not modifiable by the one or more users;
storing the signing template on a server;
generating the document file to be emailed to the one or more users for signing, the document file displaying form fields configured to receive input information from the one or more users and an activatable control configured to initiate an upload, over a network, of the input information to the signing template stored on the server, the content specified by the signing template not being modifiable by the one or more users through the generated document file;
emailing the document file to the one or users over the network;
receiving, from a client device of one of the one or more users, input information input into the form fields of the document file; and
executing, in response to activation of the activatable control by the client device, an electronic signing process defined by the signing template stored on the server.

US Pat. No. 10,198,319

COMPUTATION REFINEMENT STORAGE IN A DATA STORAGE SYSTEM

Amazon Technologies Inc.,...

1. A system, comprising:a storage system comprising a plurality of storage devices, wherein the storage system is configured to store a plurality of data objects according to an erasure coding technique, wherein each respective data object of the plurality of data objects is stored as a respective plurality of shards such that the respective data object can be reconstructed from a particular number of shards that is fewer than a total number of shards for that data object, wherein each shard for the respective data object is stored on a different one of the plurality of storage devices than any other shard of the plurality of shards for the respective data object; and
a storage manager implemented by one or more hardware processors and configured to receive a plurality of requests from one or more clients for respective data objects of the plurality of data objects, wherein in response to each individual request of the plurality of requests the storage manager is configured to:
retrieve, while the storage devices storing the plurality of shards for the requested data object are each operational, a subset of the plurality of shards for the requested data object from the storage system, wherein the subset includes at least the particular number of shards;
identify a decoding matrix for the requested data object, wherein the decoding matrix specifies a plurality of computations for reconstructing the data object from the subset of the plurality of shards;
retrieve a refined version of the identified decoding matrix from a data store of pre-refined decoding matrices, wherein the refined version of the decoding matrix identifies two or more computations of the plurality of computations having common terms and operations according to the decoding matrix;
determine one or more precomputed results for the two or more identified computations;
perform computations according to the refined version of the decoding matrix to reconstruct the requested data object from the subset, wherein the storage manager is further configured to use the one or more precomputed results instead of performing the identified computations while reconstructing the requested data object; and
return the reconstructed data object to the client.

US Pat. No. 10,198,317

COMPUTATION REFINEMENT IN A DATA STORAGE SYSTEM

Amazon Technologies Inc.,...

1. A system, comprising:a storage system comprising a plurality of storage devices, wherein the storage system is configured to store a plurality of data objects according to an erasure coding technique, wherein each respective data object of the plurality of data objects is stored as a respective plurality of shards such that the respective data object can be reconstructed from a particular number of shards that is fewer than a total number of shards for that data object, wherein each shard for the respective data object is stored on a different one of the plurality of storage devices than any other shard of the plurality of shards for the respective data object; and
a storage manager implemented by one or more hardware processors and configured to receive a plurality of requests from one or more clients for respective data objects of the plurality of data objects, wherein in response to each individual request of the plurality of requests the storage manager is configured to:
retrieve, while the storage devices storing the plurality of shards for the requested data object are each operational, a subset of the plurality of shards for the requested data object from the storage system, wherein the subset includes at least the particular number of shards;
determine a decoding matrix for the requested data object, wherein the decoding matrix specifies a plurality of computations for reconstructing the data object from the subset of the plurality of shards;
perform a refinement operation on the decoding matrix, wherein to perform the refinement operation the storage manager is further configured to identify two or more computations of the plurality of computations having common terms and operations according to the decoding matrix, and to precompute one or more results for the two or more identified computations;
perform computations according to the decoding matrix to reconstruct the requested data object from the subset, wherein the storage manager is further configured to use the one or more precomputed results instead of performing the identified computations while reconstructing the requested data object; and
return the reconstructed data object to the client.

US Pat. No. 10,198,234

METHOD FOR SETTING COLOR TEMPERATURE OF DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY SYSTEM, PROGRAM FOR SETTING COLOR TEMPERATURE OF DISPLAY, AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING COLOR TEMPERATURE OF DISPLAY

EIZO Corporation, Ishika...

1. A computer-implemented method for setting color temperatures of a plurality of displays included in a display system, the computer-implemented method comprising:acquiring outputable maximum luminances of the displays at each of a plurality of color temperatures by measurement using corresponding built-in optical sensors or by calculation using a controller of the display, the outputable maximum luminances being maximum luminances that the displays are able to output at each of the color temperatures;
comparing the outputable maximum luminances of the displays at an identical color temperature and determining the lowest maximum luminance value for each of the color temperatures, the lowest maximum luminance value being the lowest of the outputable maximum luminances;
setting, as a common set color temperature, a color temperature corresponding to the highest of the lowest maximum luminance values identified for each of the color temperatures; and
setting color temperatures of at least two of the displays to the common set color temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,198,095

LASER SPOT DETECTING AND LOCATING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

Chung Yuan Christian Univ...

1. A laser spot detecting and locating system, being implemented in a computer projection system at least comprising a host computer, a projection screen,a video recorder, being electrically connected to the host computer, and used for capturing a projected image provided on the projection screen by the projector; and
a detecting module, being installed in the host computer and being configured to sense a laser spot on the projection screen through the video recorder; wherein the laser spot emitted from the laser pointer, and the detecting module having an exposure modulating unit and a coordinate conversion unit;
wherein the exposure modulating unit is configured to adjust an amount of exposure of the video recorder based on the intensity of the laser spot, such that only the laser spot with high intensity would be image formed on image sensors of the video recorder in the case of the projected image provided on the projection screen not being sensed and then formed on image sensors of the video recorder;
wherein a laser spot coordinate is detected by the detecting module, so as to facilitate the host computer capable of controlling a mouse cursor to correspondingly move and reach a screen coordinate in a displayed image of the host computer;
wherein the projected image captured by the video recorder has an inverted trapezoid shape, and the projected image with the inverted trapezoid shape being converted to a crossed parallelogram image by the coordinate conversion unit, therefore the laser spot coordinate is easily converted to the screen coordinate by a rotation matrix and a scaling matrix of the coordinate conversion unit.

US Pat. No. 10,198,087

MOUSE WITH TRANSLATING MODULE

Corsair Memory, Inc., Fr...

1. A computer mouse device comprising:a main body frame of the computer mouse device;
a top component disposed on a top side of the main body frame for supporting a palm of a user's hand; and
a first translating module disposed on a right side of the main body frame, the first translating module comprising a key pad and wherein the keypad is movably slidable such that the keypad slides in a translating movement within a predetermined travel range along the right side of the main body frame to arrive at a fixed position selected by the user within the predetermined travel range, the fixed position based on finger length of the user's hand.

US Pat. No. 10,198,071

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR DETERMINING CONTROL INFORMATION

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

1. A method for determining control information, comprising:acquiring EEG detection information of a human body in response to a motion of a head of the human body; and
determining control information corresponding to the EEG detection information,
wherein the determining control information corresponding to the EEG detection information comprises:
determining EEG characteristic information, of the EEG detection information, relative to EEG reference information of the human body; and
determining the control information corresponding to the EEG characteristic information,
wherein the determining EEG characteristic information comprises:
extracting information in a certain frequency band from the EEG detection information as EEG sampling information; and
determining the EEG characteristic information according to an amplitude value of the EEG sampling information and a reference amplitude value of the EEG reference information in the frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,198,063

AVERAGE POWER SAVING MODES AND POWER ARCHITECTURE FOR READ CHANNEL PRODUCT

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A power regulation system for a read channel assembly, the read channel assembly having at least one front-end component and at least one back end codec having at least one sampling frequency, the system comprising:at least one first voltage regulator connected to a power source and to the at least one front-end component, and to use the power source to supply a first voltage to the at least one front-end component; and
at least one second voltage regulator connected to the power source and to the at least one back-end codec, and to use the power source to (a) supply a second voltage to the at least one back-end codec, and (b) decrease from the second voltage to a third voltage lower than the second voltage in response to at least one first prompt from the at least one back-end codec,
wherein the at least one first prompt includes the at least one back-end codec reducing the at least one sampling frequency at which a data signal is being sampled by the at least one back-end codec from a first sampling frequency to a second sampling frequency,
wherein the reducing of the at least one sampling frequency occurs in response to an activity condition in which circuits of the at least one back-end codec are running in parallel, and
wherein the at least one first voltage regulator holds the first voltage constant while the at least one second voltage regulator decreases from the second voltage to the third voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,198,046

HEAT EXCHANGE MODULE AND SERIAL PUMP THEREOF

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A serial pump, comprising:a pump body comprising a first rotor chamber, a second rotor chamber and a connecting channel,
the first rotor chamber including a first outlet opening,
the second rotor chamber including a second inlet opening,
the connecting channel communicating with the first outlet opening and the second inlet opening;
a first impeller pivotally arranged in the first rotor chamber, an outer periphery of the first impeller being arranged corresponding to the first outlet opening; and
a second impeller pivotally arranged in the second rotor chamber, and a center of the second impeller being arranged corresponding to the second inlet opening,
a partition plate is arranged in the pump body, the partition plate forms a first case and a second case in the pump body, the first rotor chamber is in the first case, and the second rotor chamber is in the second case,
a heat conductive block mounted to the pump body,
a heat convection chamber being formed in the heat conductive block, and
the heat convection chamber communicating with the pump body and providing a fluid path between the first case and the second case through the partition plate.

US Pat. No. 10,198,019

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEQUENCE OF EVENT LOGGING BY A POWER CONDITIONER

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

11. A system for sequence of event (SOE) data logging, comprising:a plurality of power conditioners, wherein each power conditioner of the plurality of power conditioners is coupled to a power distribution line and comprises a controller for (i) continuously recording data obtained by sampling a waveform of the power distribution line during a sampling window; (ii) analyzing the data to determine whether an event has occurred; and (iii) maintaining the data when it is determined that the event has occurred, and discarding the data when it is determined that the event has not occurred, wherein each power conditioner of the plurality of power conditioners is a DC-AC inverter.

US Pat. No. 10,197,950

GENERATING MIXED INK IN A PRINTING PRESS

HP INDIGO B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method for generating mixed ink composed of at least two basic inks with a mixing ratio in a liquid electrophotography printing press comprising:using at least two basic ink connection tubes, a mixing ink tank, at least two leak tubes and at least two leak valves, wherein the mixing ink tank is connected with each of the at least two basic ink connection tubes by one of the at least two leak tubes and one of the at least two leak valves;
determining a volume of a respective basic ink of the at least two basic inks according to the mixing ratio;
calculating an interval for opening a respective leak valve corresponding to the respective basic ink based on an ink flow in a respective basic ink connection tube corresponding to the respective basic ink; and
draining the volume to the mixing ink tank from the respective basic ink connection tube via a respective leak tube corresponding to the respective basic ink by opening the respective leak valve for the calculated interval.

US Pat. No. 10,197,949

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTING AND GLOSSING

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method of electrostatic printing and glossing comprising:forming a first toner image on a print substrate by electrostatically printing an electrostatic ink comprising a first resin component comprising an ethylene acrylic acid resin, an ethylene methacrylic acid resin or combinations thereof;
forming a second toner image disposed on the first toner image on the print substrate by electrostatically printing a liquid electro photographic (LEP) printing composition comprising a first resin component comprising an ethylene acrylic acid resin, an ethylene methacrylic acid resin or combinations thereof, and a second resin component present in an amount of about 20% to about 80% by weight of total solids content of the LEP printing composition, the second resin component having a melting point of from about 50° C. to about 75° C., which is below the melting point of the first resin component, or from about 140° C. to about 180° C., which is above the melting point of the first resin component; and
heating the print substrate to at least partially melt the first or second toner image.

US Pat. No. 10,197,946

DEVELOPING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING OPPOSITE DIRECTION DEVELOPER CONVEYING PORTIONS

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. A developing apparatus comprising:a rotary shaft member including a rotary axis;
a sheet member having an inner edge secured by the rotary shaft member and including:
a first developer conveying portion which conveys developer by a plurality of first holes in a first direction along a rotary shaft of the rotary shaft member, and
a second developer conveying portion which conveys the developer by a plurality of second holes in a second direction opposite to the first direction along the rotary shaft, the second developer conveying portion being disposed at a position closer to the rotary shaft member than the first developer conveying portion; and
a reinforcing unit which is provided as an independent body from the sheet member and reinforces the sheet member,
wherein the reinforcing unit includes:
a first reinforcing portion extending from the rotary axis in a radial direction from the rotary axis thereof and disposed so that an edge of the first reinforcing portion farthest from the rotary axis overlaps in the radial direction with a region where the first holes are disposed; and
a second reinforcing portion extending radially from the rotary axis in a radial direction of the rotary axis thereof and disposed so that an edge of the second reinforcing portion farthest from the rotary axis overlaps in the radial direction with a region where the second holes are disposed.

US Pat. No. 10,197,935

LIQUID ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A liquid electrophotographic composition, comprising:a carrier liquid;
a polymer resin comprising a copolymer of an alkylene monomer and a monomer selected from acrylic acid and methacrylic acid; and
an optical brightening agent present in amount from 0.1 wt % to less than 20 wt %, based on the total solids content of the composition;
wherein the liquid electrophotographic composition is a colorless liquid electrophotographic composition.

US Pat. No. 10,197,808

LIGHT FIELD DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND LIGHT FIELD DISPLAY DEVICE

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

1. A light field display control method, comprising:determining a partial depth distribution sub-region of content according to at least depth distribution information of the content; and
tilting a first display unit at least with respect to an original plane of a display array of a light field display device according to a display depth of field (DoF) range of the light field display device and the depth distribution sub-region, wherein the first display unit is a display unit that is in the display array and affects display of a first object, and the first object is a part, which is located in the depth distribution sub-region, of the content;
wherein an average circle of confusion, in a first display plane of the light field display device, of the first object displayed by at least the tilted first display unit is less than or equal to a permissible circle of confusion, and the first display plane is a display plane that is corresponding to a focusing distance for viewing in a depth direction and perpendicular to the depth direction.

US Pat. No. 10,197,738

MICRO-ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEMS (MEMS) ACTUATOR THAT ROTATES DISCRETE OPTICAL ELEMENTS

DICON FIBEROPTICS, INC., ...

1. An optical device comprising:a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) actuator having a first section and a second section, wherein the actuator is configured to rotate the second section relative to the first section in response to a voltage difference applied to MEMS actuator, wherein the second section has an aperture;
an optical element formed separately from the MEMS actuator, located in the aperture and attached to the second section; and
an optical input port configured to hold in place an optical fiber to provide light incident on the optical element.

US Pat. No. 10,197,653

MAS STATOR OF AN NMR PROBE HEAD WITH OPTIMIZED MICROWAVE IRRADIATION

BRUKER BIOSPIN GMBH, Rhe...

1. A nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) probe head, comprising:a Magic Angle Spinning (MAS) stator comprising a coil block introduced into a wall of the MAS stator,
a substantially circular-cylindrical hollow MAS rotor having a cylinder axis and configured to receive a sample substance in a sample volume and to be mounted with pressurized gas from a gas supply in a measuring position within the MAS stator rotatably about the cylinder axis of the MAS rotor through a pneumatic drive, wherein the MAS rotor is surrounded by a solenoid radio frequency (RF) coil,
a hollow microwave guide configured to supply microwave radiation into the sample volume through an opening in the coil block,
a microwave lens arranged between the microwave guide and the sample volume, and configured to focus the supplied microwave radiation onto the MAS rotor, and
a microwave mirror configured to reflect the microwave radiation from the microwave guide after passing through the sample volume, and arranged on or in an inner wall of the MAS stator opposite the microwave guide,
wherein the microwave lens has a focal length and is arranged in an opening of the coil block on a side facing the sample volume such that the cylinder axis of the MAS rotor lies in the focus of the microwave lens,
wherein the RF coil is a single-layer solenoid coil constructed from a plurality of spaced-apart windings, a winding wire thickness d and a winding spacing D of which are configured such that at least 80% of the microwave radiation is transmitted through the RF coil, wherein the ratio of the winding wire thickness d to the winding spacing D is less than or equal to 0.5 and the ratio of the winding spacing D to a wavelength of the microwave radiation in vacuo is greater than 0.5,
wherein the microwave mirror is arranged on or in the inner wall of the MAS stator opposite the microwave guide with respect to the sample volume and is constructed cylindrically and concavely in the direction toward the sample volume, and
wherein the microwave mirror is configured to focus the microwave radiation from the sample volume and incident on said the microwave mirror onto the central axis of the circular-cylindrical MAS rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,197,459

INDEXABLE STRAIN SENSOR

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A deformation sensing system comprising:an elastic dielectric substrate;
a conductive element comprising
a plurality of conductive joints and a plurality of resolving elements positioned on a surface of the elastic dielectric substrate along a length of the conductive element, each conductive joint corresponding to a segment of the conductive element and separated from another conductive joint by a resolving element of the plurality of resolving elements;
an additional conductive element formed on the elastic dielectric substrate; and
a measurement circuit coupled to the conductive element and configured to:
apply a generated stimulus signal to the conductive element resulting in a capacitance between a conductive joint of the conductive element and the additional conductive element for each segment, and
measure a response signal corresponding to a change in the capacitance between one or more conductive joints of the conductive element and the additional conductive element in response to a strain being applied to one or more segments of the conductive element.

US Pat. No. 10,197,441

LIGHT DETECTOR AND A METHOD FOR DETECTING LIGHT

Applied Materials Israel ...

1. A light detector, comprising:a photon to electron converter that is configured to convert a photon that impinges on the photon to electron converter to one or more photoelectrons;
a photoelectron detection circuit that comprises a photoelectron sensing region;
a chamber;
a bias circuit that is configured to supply, to the light detector, one or more biasing signals for accelerating a propagation of the one or more photoelectrons within the chamber towards the photoelectron sensing region;
a photoelectron manipulator that is configured to operate in a selected operational mode out of multiple operational modes, the multiple operational modes differing from each other by a level of blocking of the one or more photoelectrons from reaching the photoelectron sensing region; and
a controller that is configured to control the level of blocking of the one or more photoelectrons by the photoelectron manipulator based on a feedback from a sensor about at least one of (a) the photon, (b) the one or more photoelectrons, (c) a previous photon that previously impinged on the photon to electron converter, and (d) a previous one or more photoelectrons that were previously outputted by the photon to electron converter.

US Pat. No. 10,197,437

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING VIBRATION INFORMATION AND USER EQUIPMENT

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

1. A method for obtaining vibration information, comprising:obtaining multiple groups of electromagnetic wave receiving signals corresponding to multiple receiving locations, each group of electromagnetic wave receiving signals in the multiple groups of electromagnetic wave receiving signals comprising multiple electromagnetic wave receiving signals respectively corresponding to multiple reflected electromagnetic wave signals, and the multiple reflected electromagnetic wave signals being formed by reflecting an electromagnetic wave signal by multiple reflective units of an electromagnetic wave reflective array when the multiple reflective units of the electromagnetic wave reflective array vibrate in response to a sound in an environment;
obtaining, according to the multiple groups of electromagnetic wave receiving signals and transmission channel information between the multiple receiving locations and the multiple reflective units, the multiple reflected electromagnetic wave signals respectively corresponding to the multiple reflective units; and
obtaining, according to the multiple reflected electromagnetic wave signals, multiple pieces of vibration information respectively corresponding to the multiple reflective units.

US Pat. No. 10,197,318

CHILLING MACHINE

AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.,...

1. A chilling machine comprising:a refrigerant circuit through which refrigerant circulates;
a compressor, a condenser, a first expander, an evaporator and an accumulator being sequentially provided on the refrigerant circuit along a flow of the refrigerant such that the flow of the refrigerant along the refrigerant circuit passes through each of the compressor, the condenser, the first expander, the evaporator and the accumulator a first time, in the stated order, prior to passing through any of the compressor, the condenser, the first expander, the evaporator and the accumulator a second time;
a coolant circuit through which coolant circulates between a tank of coolant, and a first supply destination and a second supply destination to which the coolant is supplied at different temperatures; and
a chiller that is provided on the coolant circuit with the evaporator disposed therewithin, and cools the coolant by heat-exchanging between the refrigerant and the coolant, wherein
the coolant circuit includes:
a first supply path through which low temperature coolant is supplied to the first supply destination, and
a second supply path through which high temperature coolant whose temperature is higher than temperature of the low temperature coolant is supplied to the second supply destination, and
the refrigerant circuit includes:
a first reheater that increases a temperature of the coolant supplied through the second supply path by heat of the refrigerant discharged from the compressor,
a first selective path that supplies the refrigerant discharged from the compressor to the condenser by bypassing the first reheater,
a second selective path that supplies the refrigerant discharged from the compressor to the condenser through the first reheater, and
a controller configured to adjust a quantity of the refrigerant passing through the first selective path and a quantity of the refrigerant passing through the second selective path.

US Pat. No. 10,197,252

LIGHT FIXTURE WITH REMOVABLE LIGHT CARTRIDGE

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A light fixture comprising:a light housing having:
a first end;
a second end;
an opening at the first end;
a light housing axis extending through the first and second ends; and
at least one sidewall defining a light housing interior; and
a light cartridge configured to releasably and electrically connect to a portion of the light housing, the light cartridge having:
a cartridge body having:
a body axis;
a first end; and
a second end spaced from the first end along the body axis;
a collar moveably connected to the first end of the cartridge body;
an electrical connector configured to releasably and electrically connect with a source of electric power; and
a light element operably connected to the electrical connector and configured to direct light out of the opening of the light housing when the light cartridge is connected to the light housing;
wherein the light cartridge is configured to:
transition between a connected position and a released position with respect to the light housing;
transition from the connected position to the released position via rotation of the collar about the light housing axis, followed by translation away from the second end of the light housing toward the first end of the light housing; and
transition from the released position to the connected position via translation through the opening of the light housing toward the second end of the light housing, followed by rotation about of the collar about the light housing axis.

US Pat. No. 10,196,872

INSTALLATION OF AN EMERGENCY CASING SLIP HANGER AND ANNULAR PACKOFF ASSEMBLY HAVING A METAL TO METAL SEALING SYSTEM THROUGH THE BLOWOUT PREVENTER

FMC Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A system, comprising:an emergency casing packoff assembly that is adapted to be installed in a wellhead through a blowout preventer, said packoff assembly comprising:
an upper packoff body;
a lower packoff body releasably coupled to said upper packoff body;
a metal seal ring that is adapted to create a metal to metal seal between said packoff assembly and a casing supported in said wellhead when a pressure thrust load is imposed on said packoff assembly; and
a lock ring energizing mandrel threadably coupled to said upper packoff body, wherein at least a portion of said lock ring energizing mandrel is adapted to be threadably rotated relative to said upper packoff body so as to lock said packoff assembly into said wellhead while said imposed pressure thrust load is maintained on said packoff assembly; and
a hydro-mechanical running tool that is adapted to install said packoff assembly in said wellhead through said blowout preventer, said hydro-mechanical running tool comprising:
an upper tool portion comprising a central rotating body and an upper hydraulic housing disposed around at least a part of said central rotating body;
a lower tool portion that is adapted to be threadably coupled to said packoff assembly during installation of said packoff assembly in said wellhead, wherein said central rotating body is adapted to be rotated relative to at least one of said upper hydraulic housing and said lower tool portion while a pressure is imposed on at least said central rotating body and said lower tool portion; and
a thrust bearing positioned between said central rotating body and said upper hydraulic housing, said thrust bearing being adapted to facilitate said rotation of said central rotating body relative to said upper hydraulic housing while said pressure is imposed.

US Pat. No. 10,196,809

MODULAR BUILDING COMPONENT FOR FLOOR AND CEILING WITH ROD-BASED DIMENSIONS

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A modular building component comprising:a prismatic box structure comprising two or more equal partitions, each partition comprising one or more automatic lifting devices and a box frame that nests removably inside the partition and that is lifted from inside the partition by means of the one or more automatic lifting devices,
and the prismatic box structure further comprising length and width dimensions that are multiples of one-half rod, such that a plurality of the prismatic box structures can be placed side by side horizontally to create a ceiling and a floor with rod-based dimensions, the ceiling and the floor being components of a building with rod-based dimensions,
and a plurality of the buildings with rod-based dimensions being placed side by side to fill equal portions of an entire width of a perfect-acre lot.

US Pat. No. 10,196,782

CONTINUOUS ACTION SPIKE PULLER FOR RAIL APPLICATIONS

HARSCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ...

1. A rail vehicle, comprising:a frame;
a carriage assembly operatively coupled to the frame; and
at least one workhead coupled to the carriage assembly, the workhead having a jaw member for removing rail spikes;
a detector coupled to the carriage assembly, the detector being operable to move from a first, disengaged position to a second, engaged position, wherein the detector is operable to detect a tie when in the second, engaged position; and
an onboard computing system operable to receive a signal when a tie is detected and cause the workhead to lower into position adjacent a rail spike; and
wherein the carriage assembly is operable to move longitudinally along the frame and relative to the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,196,780

HIGH SOFTNESS, HIGH DURABILITY BATH TISSUE INCORPORATING HIGH LIGNIN EUCALYPTUS FIBER

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A cellulosic tissue comprising:(A) cellulosic fibers that include at least one of (a) chemically pulped fibers and (b) mechanically pulped fibers, wherein the cellulosic fibers include:
(i) a percentage by weight of eucalyptus fibers; and
(ii) a percentage by weight of regenerated cellulosic microfibers; and
(B) virgin chemically pulped fibers, with a percentage by weight of recycle fiber,
wherein the eucalyptus fibers have been prepared from eucalyptus chips by alkaline peroxide mechanical pulping, exhibiting an ISO brightness of at least 0.82×(% VCP)+0.795×(% RF)0.98+0.84×(% APMP), and
wherein % VCP is the percentage of virgin chemical pulp in the tissue, % RF, the percentage of recycle fiber, and % alkaline peroxide mechanical pulping (APMP), the percentage of APMP eucalyptus.

US Pat. No. 10,196,773

LAUNDRY DRYER

ELECTROLUX APPLIANCES AKT...

1. Laundry dryer comprising:a casing,
a laundry storing compartment arranged within the casing for receiving laundry to be dried by passing process air through the laundry storing compartment,
a heat exchanger for dehumidifying the process air after passing the laundry storing compartment,
a removable condensate reservoir for storing condensed water formed at the heat exchanger,
a drain pump to pump the condensed water formed at the heat exchanger to the removable condensate reservoir through a drain line, the removable condensate reservoir having a reservoir outlet for draining condensate liquid stored therein and a closing element for closing the reservoir outlet when the removable condensate reservoir is extracted from a reservoir compartment;
the reservoir compartment is associated to the casing for receiving and housing the removable condensate reservoir, wherein the removable condensate reservoir can be extracted from and inserted into the reservoir compartment;
a supply line for cleaning a component of the dryer, the supply line being provided from a supply line inlet fluidly connected to the reservoir outlet when the removable condensate reservoir is inserted in the reservoir compartment, to a supply line outlet for delivering the condensed water to the component,
a rinsing or flushing pump for conveying the condensed water from the supply line inlet to the supply line outlet;
a coupling arrangement associated to the reservoir outlet and/or the supply line inlet and adapted to actuate the closing element;
wherein the coupling arrangement is adapted to maintain the closing element in an open state when the removable condensate reservoir is inserted into the reservoir compartment, such that condensate liquid can freely flow from the reservoir outlet to the supply line; and
wherein a portion of the supply line is located above a maximum condensate liquid level of the removable condensate reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,196,513

EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION, SEMICONDUCTOR SEALING AGENT, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

NAMICS CORPORATION, Niig...

1. An epoxy resin composition comprising:(A) epoxy resin;
(B) a curing agent;
(C) 0.1 to 10 mass % of silica filler with an average particle size of 10 nm to 100 nm;
(D) 47 to 75 mass % of silica filler with an average particle size of 0.3 ?m to 2 ?m; and
(E) 0.1 to 8 mass % of elastomer, wherein
the component (C) and the component (D) are contained by 50.1 to 77 mass % in total, and
the component (D) is subjected to surface processing with amino silane with a structure represented by Formula (1):

US Pat. No. 10,196,425

PEPTIDE COMPOSITIONS

RHYTHM PHARMACEUTICALS, I...

1. An isolated polypeptide of the following structural Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
R1 is —H, or a C1-C6 acyl;
R2 is —NR3R4 or —OR5, wherein R3, R4, and R5 are each independently H or a C1-C6 alkyl;
A1 is an amino acid residue selected from Arg, Lys, Orn, His, Phe, Val, Leu, Trp, Tyr, Ala, Ser, Thr, Gln, Asn, Asp, Glu, or TzAla; or
A1 is a moiety selected from an optionally substituted C1-C12 alkyl, an optionally substituted C6-C18 aryl, an optionally substituted C5-C18 heteroaryl, an aralkyl wherein the aryl portion is an optionally substituted C6-C18 aryl, and the alkyl portion is an optionally substituted C1-C12 alkyl, or a heteroaralkyl, wherein the heteroaryl portion is an optionally substituted C5-C18 heteroaryl, and the alkyl portion is an optionally substituted C1-C12 alkyl; or
A1 is absent; or
A2 and A8 is each independently an amino acid residue selected from Cys, hCys, Pen, Asp, Glu, Lys, Orn, Dbu, or Dpr, wherein A2 and A8 are pairwise selected so as to be able to form covalent bond between their respective side chains;
A3 is an amino acid residue selected from Ala, Tle, Val, Leu, Ile, Cha, Pro, Ser, Thr, Lys, Arg, His, Phe, Gln, Sar, Gly, Asn, Aib, or
A3 is absent, or
A3 is residue Y, wherein Y is an amino acid selected from amino acids represented by the following structural formulas
wherein:R11 and R12, each independently, is H, —CH3, phenyl, or benzyl;
R21, R22, R23, and R24, each independently is H, —CH3, —CF3, phenyl, benzyl, F, Cl, Br, I, —OCH3, or —OH;
R31, R32, R33, R34, R41, R42, and R43, each independently is H, —CH3, —CF3, phenyl, benzyl, F, Cl, Br, I, —OCH3, or —OH;
A4 is absent or is an amino acid residue selected from Atc, Ala, QAla, Aib, Sar, Ser, Thr, Pro, Hyp, Asn, Gln, an optionally substituted His, Trp, Tyr, Lys, Arg, sChp, or residue X, where the X is an amino acid selected from amino acids represented by the following structural formulas:

wherein:
R51 and R52, each independently, is H, —CH3, phenyl, or benzyl;
R61, R62, R63, and R64, each independently is H, —CH3, —CF3, phenyl, benzyl, F, Cl, Br, I, —OCH3, or —OH;
R71, R72, R73, R74, R81, R82, and R83, each independently is H, —CH3, —CF3, phenyl, benzyl, F, Cl, Br, I, —OCH3, or —OH;
A5 is an optionally substituted Phe, an optionally substituted 1-Nal, or an optionally substituted 2-Nal;
A6 is Arg; and
A7 is Trp,wherein any amino acid residue is either in L- or in D-configuration, provided that:1) A3 and A4 are not both absent;
2) when A4 is an amino acid, A3 is not Aib or Gly;
3) when A4 is unsubstituted His and A5 is unsubstituted D-Phe or 2-Nal, A3 is not a D-amino acid or L-Ala;
4) when A2 and A8 each is selected from Cys, hCys or Pen, then:
(a) when A4 is absent, then A3 is not L-His;
(b) when A3 is absent, then A4 is not L-His;
(c) when A4 is His, then A3 is not Glu, Leu, or Lys; and
5) when A2 is Asp, Glu, Lys, or Orn, then A8 is not Asp, Glu, Lys, or Orn.

US Pat. No. 10,196,230

FIBER WINDING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FIBER MATERIAL BLANK

BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK...

1. Winding device for producing a flat fibre material blank comprising a stationary device with a drive and a clamping device, wherein a frame can be clamped in the clamping device, so that by rotation of the frame a fibre material in the form of a thread or fibre roving is wound on this, wherein a rotational axis is arranged centrally to the clamping device, wherein a fixing disc or star-shaped arms, on which holders are displaceably mounted, extend from the rotational axis, and the holders project from the fixing disc or the arms, wherein by displacement of the holders, frames having mutually different external geometries can be clamped in the clamping device and are rotatable through the drive, and so that a thread eye movable relative to the frame is provided for feeding the thread, wherein when executing the rotational movement ? and before the passing of each holder by the thread eye, the holder is shiftable relative to the arm or the fixing disc.

US Pat. No. 10,196,112

ADAPTIVE OBSERVATION PLATFORM DEVICE FOR SEA SURFACE

DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECH...

1. An observation platform device, comprising:a platform deck;
an observation mechanism disposed on the platform deck;
a primary swing reduction and self-righting mechanism; and
a secondary swing reduction mechanism;whereinthe primary swing reduction and self-righting mechanism comprises a hollow upper support rod, a solid lower support rod, a buoyant cabin separated by a plurality of watertight bulkheads, and a counter weight cabin separated by a plurality of non-watertight bulkheads;
the lower support rod comprises a lower end fixedly connected to the counter weight cabin, and an upper end fixedly connected to the buoyant cabin;
a sleeve is inserted into the buoyant cabin, and the upper support rod comprises a lower end inserted into the sleeve and fixed by a clamp;
the secondary swing reduction mechanism comprises a water pond, a plurality of wing-type supports, and a plurality of spaced fan-shaped floating cabins;
the plurality of wing-type supports each comprises an upper end fixedly connected to a lower plane of the platform deck, and a lower end fixedly connected to an upper plane of the fan-shaped floating cabins;
the upper support rod comprises an upper end fixedly connected to a center of a bottom plane of the water pond;
the plurality of fan-shaped floating cabins, the plurality of wing-type supports, the platform deck and the observation mechanism floats in water filling the water pond;
a center of buoyancy of the observation platform device is located above the center of gravity thereof; and
an anchor chain is connected to an upper lug fixed on the buoyant cabin, a lower lug fixed on the counter weight cabin, and a suction anchor disposed on a sea bottom.

US Pat. No. 10,196,073

LINEAR TRANSPORT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE LINEAR TRANSPORT SYSTEM

BECKHOFF AUTOMATION GMBH,...

1. A linear transport system, comprising:at least one carriage which has at least one permanent magnet and at least one roller,
an energizable stator device which has multiple coils, and
a guide rail which is arranged on the stator device and which serves for guiding the carriage,
wherein the guide rail comprises a running surface for the rolling of the roller of the carriage, such that the roller can roll on the running surface during a displacement, guided by way of the guide rail, of the carriage, wherein at least one electrical contacting device is provided which is formed separately from the roller and which is designed to form an electrical connection between the carriage and the guide rail during the displacement, guided by way of the guide rail, of the carriage,
wherein an electrically conductive contact surface is provided which is electrically connected to the guide rail, wherein the electrical contacting device comprises at least one electrically conductive component which is arranged on the carriage and which is electrically connected to the carriage and which is designed to make electrical contact with the contact surface during the guided displacement, and
wherein, between the component and the carriage, there is provided a spring for exerting a spring force on the component, such that the component is pressed against the contact surface by way of the spring force during the guidance.

US Pat. No. 10,196,044

RAIN SENSOR OF VEHICLE, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method of determining a glass specification of a rain sensor comprising:determining, by the rain sensor, a glass specification of a windshield from a light-receiving signal obtained by receiving light reflected by the windshield of a vehicle; and
eliminating a deviation between light-receiving signals by glass specification, which is caused by a difference in glass specification, by applying parameter tuning according to the glass specification to the light-receiving signal.

US Pat. No. 10,195,970

DEVICE FOR AIR-CONDITIONING THE BACKREST OR SEAT AREA OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

I. G. BAUERHIN GMBH, Gru...

1. A device for air-conditioning a cushion of a backrest or seat area component, said insert having an air distribution layer that is covered by an upper cover layer on a top side thereof that points away from said base area, and a lower cover layer arranged on a lower side thereof that points toward said base area, wherein said lower cover layer has at least one strap section formed by a section of the lower cover layer that protrudes beyond an outer circumference of the air distribution layer and has at least a width that corresponds approximately to a thickness of the air distribution layer, and that rests on a circumferential area of the air distribution layer and at least partially covers the circumferential area, wherein the dimensions of the recess and the air distribution layer are equal, such that the at least one strap section is held formfitting between side walls of the recess and the circumference area of the air distribution layer, further comprising a fan unit arranged in the cushion component, and wherein the at least one strap section of the lower cover layer is extended at one side of the insert such that it covers the fan unit at least in part, and wherein the strap section that covers the fan unit at least in part has an opening for a flow connection between the fan unit and the air distribution layer in the area that rests on the circumferential area of the air distribution layer.

US Pat. No. 10,195,056

METHOD FOR PREPARING A PATIENT'S TIBIA TO RECEIVE AN IMPLANT

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. A method of trialing prosthetic components of a knee prosthesis, the method comprising:positioning a tibial base trial component on a surgically-prepared proximal end of a patient's tibia,
positioning a femoral trial component on a surgically-prepared distal end of a patient's femur,
inserting an insert component into an opening defined in the tibial base trial component,
advancing a first fixation pin into a posterior fixation pinhole defined in the tibial base trial component,
positioning a tibial bearing trial component over the insert component, between the tibial base trial component and the femoral trial component,
moving the patient's tibia between extension and flexion with the femoral trial component engaged with the tibial bearing trial component such that the tibial base trial component rotates on the proximal end of the patient's tibia about the first fixation pin, and
advancing a second fixation pin into an anterior fixation pinhole of the tibial base trial component to prevent rotation of the tibial base trial component.

US Pat. No. 10,194,974

ELECTROSURGICAL INSTRUMENT

Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH,...

1. An electrosurgical instrument comprising:a handpiece,
an electrode connected to the handpiece,
a shaft which surrounds the electrode and is held in the handpiece, and
an operating mechanism which comprises at least one rotary knob arranged on the handpiece,
wherein the shaft is configured to be axially movable relative to the electrode and a shear force is applied to the shaft by operating the rotary knob, wherein the handpiece has a brake mechanism configured to exert a braking force on the shaft, and the operating mechanism forms a transmission gear which is connected to the shaft for transferring the shear force;
wherein the electrode and the shaft are each arranged rotatably about their longitudinal axis relative to the handpiece, the electrode being guided through a sliding sleeve which connects the shaft and the electrode in a torque-resistant and axially movable manner.

US Pat. No. 10,194,924

GRATER AND TRIAL LINER

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. An instrument for preparing an acetabulum, the instrument comprising:a handle having a reamer coupling feature;
an acetabular reamer having an outer cutting surface and an inner concave surface having an apex, the acetabular reamer having a first handle coupling feature located at the apex adapted to couple to the reamer coupling feature of the handle; and
a bone chip clearer, the bone chip clearer having a convex outer surface with an apex, the convex outer surface adapted to engage the concave inner surface of the reamer, and the apex of the bone chip clearer having a recess adapted to receive the reamer coupling feature of the handle.

US Pat. No. 10,194,871

VEHICULAR HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD

SANMINA CORPORATION, San...

1. A biosensor integrated in a vehicle, comprising:a transceiver in the vehicle configured to communicate with a plurality of biosensors; and
a processing circuit in the vehicle configured to:
receive first spectral data including photoplethysmography (PPG) waveforms at a first wavelength from a first biosensor at a first location, wherein the first spectral data is less than a predetermined duration;
receive second spectral data including PPG waveforms at the first wavelength from a second biosensor at a second location, wherein the second spectral data is less than the predetermined duration;
combine the first spectral data and the second spectral data to generate a combined spectral response at the first wavelength, wherein the combined spectral response is at least the predetermined duration;
process the combined spectral response of the first spectral data and the second spectral data to obtain health information of a user, wherein the health information includes one or more of: a heart rate, a respiration rate or blood oxygen level.

US Pat. No. 10,194,793

IMAGING FOR LOCAL SCALING

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a system comprising a processor, a gazed object at which an eye is gazing;
determining corresponding sub-areas of an imaging lens group according to the gazed object, the imaging lens group being configured to scale and image for the gazed object and comprising a plurality of sub-areas with adjustable scaling property; and
determining a scaling parameter of the corresponding sub-areas according to the gazed object,
wherein the determining the gazed object comprises:
detecting a position of a focus point of the eye according to an optical parameter corresponding to images presented on the fundus and with a defined clarity determined to be greater than a preset value, wherein the optical parameter is the optical parameter of an optical path between an image collection position and the eye; and
determining the gazed object according to the position of the focus point of the eye.

US Pat. No. 10,194,782

DISHWASHER COMPRISING A SPRAY ARM ARRANGEMENT

ELECTROLUX APPLIANCES AKT...

1. A dishwasher comprising a spray arm arrangement and a washing chamber, said spray arm arrangement comprising:a spray arm arranged to rotate around a first axis of rotation within said washing chamber, said spray arm being provided with at least one spray nozzle arranged to spray washing liquid into said washing chamber, and
a mechanical switch, for detecting an angular position of said spray arm, wherein said spray arm arrangement further comprises an activating device arranged to rotate with said spray arm, and wherein said activating device comprises at least a first activating structure arranged to cyclically activate said mechanical switch during rotation of said spray arm.

US Pat. No. 10,194,687

SMOKE FILTRATION

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO ...

1. A smoking article comprising smokeable material and a carbonaceous dried gel, wherein the carbonaceous dried gel is at least one of a xerogel, aerogel, or cryogel, wherein the carbonaceous dried gel has a total pore volume, measured by nitrogen adsorption, of at least 2.1 cm3/g, and has mesopores and micropores with the ratio of mesopores to micropores being at least 2:1, as measured by nitrogen adsorption using BJH analysis on the desorption branch of the nitrogen isotherm.

US Pat. No. 10,194,637

DRINKING APPARATUS FOR PETS

DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING CO...

1. A drinking apparatus comprising:a drinking receptacle;
a liquid reservoir having a liquid outlet configured to dispense liquid into the drinking receptacle;
a pump having an inlet in liquid communication with the drinking receptacle, and an outlet in liquid communication with the reservoir, the pump being configured to pump liquid from the drinking receptacle into the reservoir;
a controller programmed to control the operation of the pump; and
a liquid level detector configured to detect when the level of liquid in the reservoir is below a first threshold level,
at least part of the reservoir being located, in use, above the drinking receptacle, the liquid outlet being located such that, in use, liquid is dispensed from the reservoir through the liquid outlet by gravity,
the controller being responsive to the liquid level detector to operate the pump to pump liquid from the drinking receptacle into the reservoir when the liquid level detector indicates that the level of liquid in the reservoir is below the first threshold level,
and the controller being configured to deactivate the pump at the end of a pumping period.
US Pat. No. 10,195,829

DIRECTLY ADHERING, TRANSPARENT HEAT-SEALABLE BINDER FOR THE COATING AND SEALING OF TRANSPARENT PLASTICS FOILS

Evonik Roehm GmbH, Darms...

1. A heat-sealable coating system, comprising:a film-forming dispersion which comprises a total of from 25% by weight to 65% by weight of a mixture of components A, B and C,
wherein said mixture comprises
from 15% to 50% by weight of a polyester or polyester mixture as polymer A,
from 15% to 50% by weight of a poly(meth)acrylate or mixture of two or more poly(meth)acrylates as polymer B, and
from 15% to 40% by weight of one or more rubbers comprising repeating styrene units as polymer C,
based in each case on the entire composition of the polymers A, B and C,
wherein components A, B and/or C may optionally entirely or to some extent be in a form of graft copolymers AB or CB,
wherein polymer C is an SEBS, a grafted SEBS, an SEB, a copolymer comprising styrene and of (meth)acrylates having at least 12 carbon atoms as alkyl moiety, a copolymer comprising styrene and (meth)acrylates having a hydrogenated, hydroxy-terminated polybutadiene as the alkyl moiety or a mixture of at least two of these components,
and wherein the solids content of the dispersion is from 25 to 70% by weight.
US Pat. No. 10,197,931

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC VARNISH

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A transparent electrophotographic varnish composition comprising:a carrier liquid; and
composite particles of a resin, a charge adjuvant, and inorganic filler platelets selected from the group consisting of kaolin clay, boron nitride, and combinations thereof, wherein the inorganic filler platelets have an aspect ratio of diameter to thickness ranging from 1000:1 to 2:1.
US Pat. No. 10,196,414

ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

GIVAUDAN S.A., Vernier (...

1. A process for the hydrogenation of a functional group containing a carbon heteroatom double bond selected from: esters, lactones, ketones, aldehydes, amides, lactams and imines, in the presence of a transition metal complex according to the formula:MX2[SNP]Ywherein:M is a group VIII transition metal and
SNP represents a tridentate or bisdentate ligand containing a nitrogen, sulphur and phosphorus atom, of which at least the N- and P- and optionally also the S-atom coordinates with the transition metal,
each X is independently selected from a halide, hydroxyl, alkoxy, acyloxy and amido;
and each Y is independently selected from a phosphine, a carbon monoxide (CO) ligand, a nitrosyl group and a RCN group, wherein R is alkyl or aryl.
US Pat. No. 10,195,141

DOSAGE FORMS FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF ZOLEDRONIC ACID OR RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR TREATING DISEASE

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of delivering zoledronic acid to the blood of a human being, comprising: administering an oral dosage form comprising zoledronic acid in a salt form to the human being, wherein the human being is in need of treatment with zoledronic acid, wherein the human being fasts for at least 4 hours prior to receiving the oral dosage form and the human being fasts for at least 4 hours after receiving the oral dosage form, wherein the bioavailability of zoledronic acid in the oral dosage form is about 2% to about 3%, and wherein a weekly oral dose of about 30 mg to about 100 mg of the zoledronic acid in the salt form is orally administered to the human being, and the zoledronic acid in the salt form is administered for a total of about 1 month to about 2 months.
US Pat. No. 10,196,437

ANTIBODY BINDING SPECIFICALLY TO PRE-S1 OF HEPATITIS B VIRUS AND USE OF THE ANTIBODY

GENEONE LIFE SCIENCE, INC...

1. An antibody binding specifically to a surface antigen pre-S1 of hepatitis B virus (HBV), wherein the antibody comprises a heavy-chain variable region comprising a heavy chain CDR1 set forth in SEQ ID NO: 2; a heavy chain CDR2 set forth in SEQ ID NO: 24; and a heavy chain CDR3 set forth in SEQ ID NO: 21, and a light-chain variable region comprising a light chain CDR1 set forth in SEQ ID NO: 9; a light chain CDR2 set forth in SEQ ID NO: 27; and a light chain CDR3 set forth in SEQ ID NO: 13.
US Pat. No. 10,196,530

METHOD FOR INCREASING ADHESION BETWEEN A CHROMIUM SURFACE AND A LACQUER

Atotech Deutschland GmbH,...

1. A method for increasing the adhesion between a chromium surface and a lacquer comprising, in this order, the steps of(i) providing a substrate comprising a chromium surface,
(ii) contacting said substrate with an aqueous solution comprising at least one phosphorous compound according to formulae 1 and/or 2:
R1—P(O)(OR2)(OR3)  1
R1—O—P(O)(OR2)(OR3)  2
wherein R1 is a C1 to C12 alkyl group, linear, branched or cyclic and comprising at least one residue selected from the group consisting of phosphonate, phosphate, carboxylate, carboxyl, hydroxyl, amino, amide, thiol, nitrile, isonitrile, cyanate, isocyanate, epoxy, halogenide, alkenyl, ureido and thioureido, and R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, lithium, sodium, potassium, ammonium and C1 to C4 alkyl, wherein the C1 to C12 alkyl group in R1 can be interrupted by —O— and/or —N(R4)— with R4 selected from hydrogen and C1 to C4 alkyl,
and at least one additive which increases the solubility of the at least one phosphorous compound according to formulae 1 and/or 2,
while passing an electrical current through said substrate, at least one anode and the aqueous solution wherein said substrate serves as cathode and thereafter
(iii) depositing a lacquer onto said substrate
and thereby increasing the adhesion between said substrate and said lacquer.
US Pat. No. 10,195,275

STABLE AQUEOUS FORMULATIONS OF ADALIMUMAB

Coherus Biosciences, Inc....

1. A stable aqueous pharmaceutical composition comprising:(i) adalimumab;
(ii) buffer;
(iii) surfactant;
(iv) stabilizer; and
(v) sugar;
wherein the composition is free of mannitol and has a pH of about 5 to about 6.

US Pat. No. 10,201,060

COMMUNICATION ADDRESS SETTING METHOD, OPERATION TERMINAL, AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A communication address setting method for setting, in an operation terminal, communication addresses of a plurality of lighting devices installed in a building, the communication address setting method comprising:displaying a plurality of icons and a plurality of command buttons on a screen of the operation terminal, the plurality of icons corresponding to a positional relationship of the plurality of lighting devices installed in the building, and the plurality of command buttons including an order setting button, an automatic association button and a restarting automatic association button;
receiving, in response to the order setting button being activated, an order for associating the plurality of icons with the communication addresses,
after the plurality of icons are displayed in a set order on the screen, sequentially obtaining, in response to the automatic association button being activated, communication addresses of the plurality of lighting devices respectively from the plurality of lighting devices by receiving, by a light receiver included in the operation terminal, information including an communication address received via visible light communication and superimposed on illumination light, directly under each of the plurality of lighting devices; and
associating, in the order received, the plurality of icons, in a one-to-one relationship, with the communication addresses sequentially obtained, and displaying a state of the associating on the screen, wherein:
the associating of the plurality of icons with the communication addresses, and the displaying of the state of the associating on the screen are performed by:
in the sequentially obtaining of the communication address, when two or more of the communication addresses are concurrently obtained via the visible light communication from two or more of the plurality of lighting devices, displaying two or more candidate icons which correspond one-to-one to the obtained two or more of the communication addresses, in a predetermined region of the screen;
activating one of the two or more of the plurality of lighting devices which corresponds to one of the two or more candidate icons displayed in the predetermined region, associating, when receiving an input confirming a position of the activated one of the two or more of the plurality of lighting devices, a communication address of one of the plurality of lighting devices which corresponds to the one of the two or more candidate icons displayed in the predetermined region, which corresponds to the activated one of the two or more of the plurality of lighting devices, with an icon which corresponds to the position of the activated one of the two or more of the plurality of lighting devices;
restarting, in response to the restarting automatic association button being activated, the associating of the plurality of icons; and
displaying the state of the associating on the screen.

US Pat. No. 10,201,057

LIGHTING DEVICE LED MODULE WITH EFFECTS FOR BEAM SPREAD TUNING AND BEAM SHAPING

Cooper Lighting, LLC, Cl...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) module for a lighting device, the LED module comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of module-level conductors; and
a plurality of LED sets, each of which comprises:
a first section including a first group of LEDs,
a second section including a second group of LEDs,
a first conductive element that electrically connects the first section to a first one of the module-level conductors, and
a second conductive element that electrically connects the second section to a second one of the module-level conductors;
wherein the first section of each LED set is shaped to emit light having a beam spread that is narrower than a beam spread of light emitted by the second section of each LED set; and
wherein the first section and second section of each LED set are selectively controllable by a supply of current from the first conductive element and the second conductive element of each LED set so that:
when the first conductive element is energized, the LED module will emit light having a relatively narrower beam spread, and
when the second conductive element is energized, the LED module will emit light having a relatively wider beam spread.

US Pat. No. 10,201,056

VARYING COLOR OF LED LIGHT USING METAMERS

Musco Corporation, Oskal...

1. A method for illumination of a target by changing a spectral makeup of light from a plurality of light fixtures for desired lighting effects without changing CCT comprising:a. identifying a preferred color or a maximized brightness perception on an area or object related to the target;
b. installing a plurality of light fixtures relative the target to provide illumination of the target wherein each of the light fixtures includes a plurality of solid state light sources each of which contribute to a portion of the illumination of the target;
c. changing the spectral makeup of the solid state light sources to produce increased light of a wavelength that increases human perception of the identified color or maximum brightness perception; and
d. further changing the spectral makeup of the solid state light sources to produce increased light of a wavelength that does not increase human perception of the identified color or maximum brightness perception but preserves CCT;
e. such that desired lighting effects are provided without changing CCT of the illumination.

US Pat. No. 10,201,055

LED MODULE

Seoul Semiconductor Co., ...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) module, comprising:LEDs driven by pulsating voltage generated from an alternating current (AC) power; and
LED groups, each of the LED groups comprising at least two of the LEDs,
wherein the LED module is configured to divide one cycle of the AC power into sections and sequentially turn on the LED groups based on the sections of the one cycle of the AC power,
wherein color temperatures of the at least two LEDs have a range of deviation from a central color temperature, and
wherein a single LED group has a first LED of a first color temperature connected in series to a second LED of a second color temperature different from the first color temperature and connected in parallel to a third LED of the first color temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,201,054

OPTICAL DETECTION DEVICE, ITS METHOD FOR OPERATING AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET B...

1. Optical detection device comprising a light detection device, which is arranged for producing an electrical signal in response to light reaching a light detection side of the light detection device, a light emitting device comprising a light source array which comprises a plurality of separately electrically controllable electric light sources which are arranged in a matrix structure or any other defined geometrical arrangement, a light emission side of the light source array being arranged opposite of the light detection side of the light detection device, such that light emitted from one or more electric light sources of the light source array can be detected by the light detection device, wherein the light emission side of the light source array is spaced away from the light detection side of the light detection device, forming an intermediate space between them for positioning an object to be examined with the optical detection device, characterized in that the light detection device comprises one or more single light sensor elements, the number of the light sensor elements being less than the number of the electric light sources of the light source array.

US Pat. No. 10,201,053

AC DIRECT DRIVE SYSTEM FOR LIGHT EMITTING DIODES WITH ULTRA-LOW FLICKER, LOW HARMONIC DISTORTION, DIMMING COMPATIBILITY AND POWER LINE REGULATION

Exar Corporation, Fremon...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) direct drive system, comprising:a power supply configured to convert alternating current (AC) power to input power comprising input voltage and input current;
a first current controlling device configured to provide first communication to a second current controlling device; and
a third current controlling device, wherein the second current controlling device is configured to provide second communication to the third current controlling device,
wherein:
the first current controlling device is configured to communicate to the second current controlling device to decrease current, when voltage at a first input of the first current controlling device increases, to regulate input power,
the first current controlling device is configured to communicate to the second current controlling device to decrease current, when the input voltage at a second input of the first current controlling device decreases, and
the second current controlling device, comprising a power node and a ground node, is configured to communicate to the third current controlling device to increase current through the third current controlling device, when a voltage across the power node and the ground node decreases to a level where the second current controlling device is not able to regulate current.