US Pat. No. 10,011,330

RECREATIONAL FLOTATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Aqua-Leisure Industries, ...

1. A recreational flotation device, comprising:an inner member having a first end and a second end;
a first buoyant member attached to the first end of the inner member, the first buoyant member comprising:
a first sheet having a first and a second peripheral portion;
a second sheet having a first and a second peripheral portion; and
a single welding seam fusing the first peripheral portions of the first and second sheets, and further fusing the second peripheral portions of the first and second sheets and the first end of the inner member, wherein the first end of the inner member is positioned between the second peripheral portions of the first and second sheets of the first buoyant member; and
a second buoyant member attached to the second end of the inner member, the second buoyant member comprising:
a first sheet, separate and distinct from the first and second sheets of the first buoyant member, having a first and a second peripheral portion;
a second sheet, separate and distinct from the first and second sheets of the first buoyant member, having a first and a second peripheral portion; and
a single welding seam fusing the first peripheral portions of the first and second sheets, and further fusing the second peripheral portions of the first and second sheets and the second end of the inner member, wherein the second end of the inner member is positioned between the second peripheral portions of the first and second sheets of the second buoyant member.

US Pat. No. 10,015,880

RIP STOP ON FLEX AND RIGID FLEX CIRCUITS

Multek Technologies Ltd.,...

1. A deformable electronic device comprising:a. a deformable electronic device body comprising a center pre-preg section and a flexible base with coverlays coupled to the flexible base; and
b. a plurality of rip stop material layers deposited at boundary portions of the pre-preg section and the coverlays but not along entire surfaces of the coverlays, and at inside locations and along a length of the body, wherein at least two of the plurality rip stop material layers are positioned along the same plane within the body.

US Pat. No. 10,011,382

SHRINK TUNNEL SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHOD FOR SHRINKING A SHRINK FILM ONTO PACKAGE FORMATIONS

KHS GmbH, Dortmund (DE)

1. An apparatus for shrinking a shrink film onto a package formation, said apparatus comprising a shrink tunnel-system, wherein said shrink tunnel-system comprises a tunnel housing, a conveyor, and gas conductors, wherein said tunnel housing encloses a tunnel interior, wherein said conveyor moves a package formation wrapped with shrink film through said tunnel interior along a conveying direction, wherein said gas conductors direct hot-gas into said tunnel interior along a first flow-direction and a second flow-direction, wherein said first flow-direction is parallel to said conveying direction, and wherein said second flow-direction is opposite said first flow-direction.

US Pat. No. 10,015,919

COMPONENT SUPPLY DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component supply device comprising:a first unit which pitch feeds components to a component suction position; and
a second unit which supplies a carrier tape which stores the components and is covered by a cover tape to the first unit,
wherein the first unit includes
a first unit tape guideway which guides the carrier tape to the component suction position,
a first unit sprocket drive mechanism which feeds the carrier tape to the component suction position by causing a sprocket to rotate in a state in which feed pins of the sprocket are caused to mesh with sprocket holes of the carrier tape, and
a component exposing member for exposing a portion of the cover tape, wherein the second unit includes
a second unit tape guideway into which the carrier tape is inserted and which feeds the carrier tape to the first unit, and
wherein the second unit is attached to be attachable and detachable in relation to the first unit.

US Pat. No. 10,015,913

POWER CONVERTER AND COOLER

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A power converter, comprising:a heat generating element; and
a cooler that includes
a heat receiving plate,
a plurality of cooling fins, and a baffle plate, wherein
the heat generating element and the plurality of cooling fins are respectively mounted on two different surfaces of the heat receiving plate,
each cooling fin is a plate of a rectangular shape, and the plurality of cooling fins are arranged in parallel to one another, surfaces of any adjacent two of the cooling fins forming a space therebetween that defines a course for cooling air to flow therethrough, and
the baffle plate is provided across the plurality of cooling fins, and has a substantially rectangular surface in a plane perpendicular to a direction of the courses, the substantially rectangular surface including a top portion that is within the spaces formed by the cooling fins, and a bottom portion that is in an atmosphere outside the cooling fins and the spaces.

US Pat. No. 10,014,903

NON-RECIPROCAL TRANSMISSION APPARATUS WITH DIFFERENT BACKWARD AND FORWARD PROPAGATION CONSTANTS, PROVIDED FOR CIRCULARLY POLARIZED WAVE ANTENNA APPARATUS

JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOL...

1. A circularly polarized wave antenna apparatus comprising a non-reciprocal transmission line apparatus having forward and backward propagation constants different from each other, the non-reciprocal transmission line apparatus including a transmission line part for a microwave, a series branch circuit equivalently including a capacitive element, and a shunt branch circuit branched from the transmission line part and equivalently including an inductive element,wherein the non-reciprocal transmission line apparatus is formed in a nonlinear shape and magnetized in a magnetization direction different from a propagation direction of the microwave,
wherein the non-reciprocal transmission line apparatus comprises first and second reflectors connected to both ends of the non-reciprocal transmission line apparatus, respectively, and the first and second reflectors reflect a signal,
wherein the non-reciprocal transmission line apparatus satisfies at least one of the following:
(A) a phase difference between each pair of line parts located at positions opposed to each other across a substantially central part of the non-reciprocal transmission line apparatus is substantially 180 degrees;
(B) a phase difference between each pair of line parts located at positions adjacent to each other on an identical side with respect to the substantially central part of the non-reciprocal transmission line apparatus from is substantially 0 degrees; and
(C) a phase difference between at least one pair of line parts located at positions substantially orthogonal to each other of the non-reciprocal transmission line apparatus is substantially 90 degrees, and
wherein the circularly polarized wave antenna apparatus radiates an electromagnetic wave of right-hand circular polarization or left-hand circular polarization.

US Pat. No. 10,015,305

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NOTIFICATION CONTROL

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A method for controlling, by a wireless client device of a wireless communication network, a notification at a second device, in which the wireless client device and the second device are configured for communicatively coupling with each other, and in which the second device is permanently installed in a vehicle, the method comprising:controlling, by a processing device at the wireless client device,
setting at least one group of contacts;
setting a selected preconfigured action, among a plurality of preconfigured actions, to be taken by the wireless client device when a predetermined type of communication is received at the wireless client device from any contact of the at least one group of contacts; and
when the wireless client device is communicatively coupled via a communication link with the second device and the predetermined type of communication from any contact of the at least one group of contacts is received at the wireless client device, notification control for the second device according to the selected preconfigured action,
in which the notification control is of notification processing of the received predetermined type of communication and according to a determination of whether a user of the wireless client device is with another passenger in the vehicle, and
in which the determination is based on information indicating whether the another passenger is detected as present in the vehicle when the wireless client device is communicatively coupled via the communication link with the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,015,898

MODULAR GARAGE DOOR OPENER

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A modular garage door opener system comprising:a garage door opener including a motor that is configured to be coupled to a garage door to open and close the garage door;
an accessory port disposed on the garage door opener, the accessory port including an accessory mounting interface;
a first accessory device including a first mounting interface configured to engage the accessory mounting interface to couple the first accessory device to the accessory port; and
a second accessory device including a second mounting interface configured to engage the accessory mounting interface to couple the second accessory device to the accessory port,
wherein the first accessory device is a different type of accessory device than the second accessory device.

US Pat. No. 10,015,876

PRINTED BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

TANAZAWA HAKKOSHA CO., LT...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a base member having two main surfaces;
at least one heat-radiating conductor layer that is formed on at least one main surface of the two main surfaces of the base member; and
a solder resist layer formed on a surface of the heat-radiating conductor layer,
wherein the heat-radiating conductor layer comprises two main surfaces and at least one side face;
one of the main surfaces of the heat-radiating conductor layer being in planar contact with one of the main surfaces of the base member;
the solder resist layer further has an etching liquid resistant property, and is formed on an other one of the main surfaces of the heat-radiating conductor layer, with the side face of the heat-radiating conductor layer being exposed; and
the heat-radiating conductor layer and the solder resist layer form a laminate having a convex shape with an appropriate height.

US Pat. No. 10,015,906

GEO-THERMAL INVERTER COOLING SYSTEM

1. A geo-thermal inverter cooling system comprising:an inverter assembly including a housing and conversion electronic components for converting electrical energy to electrical power and which heat up during use, wherein the inverter assembly also includes a cement slab disposed upon the surface of the ground with a hole disposed therethrough, wherein the housing has a bottom wall elevated above the cement slab and having first and second openings disposed therethrough; and
a cooling assembly including a fluid reservoir in communication with the housing, and a pump in communication with the fluid reservoir for pumping fluid to cool the electronic components, wherein the fluid reservoir has a reservoir outlet port and reservoir inlet ports, wherein the cooling assembly also includes a conduit assembly in communication with the fluid reservoir and the pump for transporting fluid, wherein the conduit assembly includes a reservoir outlet conduit interconnecting the fluid reservoir with the pump, and also includes a pump outlet conduit in communication with the pump, and further includes a valve in communication with the pump outlet conduit, wherein the conduit assembly further includes a ground loop conduit having an inlet end and an outlet end and disposed in a ground at a predetermined depth with the valve connected to the inlet end of the ground loop conduit, whereupon the ground has a temperature colder than that of the fluid passing through the ground loop conduit and the fluid passing through the ground loop conduit from the pump is cooled, wherein the conduit assembly also includes a loop outlet conduit connected to the outlet end of the ground loop conduit, and further includes a manifold conduit connected to the loop outlet conduit and to the valve and having outlet ports, wherein the ground loop conduit includes first and second end portions which are disposed generally parallel to one another and also includes an arcuate intermediate portion which is generally U-shaped and forms a bottom of the ground loop conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,015,888

INTERCONNECT JOINT PROTECTIVE LAYER APPARATUS AND METHOD

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:forming a passivation layer over a first substrate;
forming an interconnect over the passivation layer;
forming a conductive connector on the interconnect;
applying a nonconductive film with a release layer to the passivation layer, the interconnect, and the conductive connector, the conductive connector being embedded within the nonconductive film;
before the applying the nonconductive film with the release layer, removing a base layer from a first side of the nonconductive film, the release layer being on a second side of the nonconductive film, the second side being opposite the first side;
pressing the nonconductive film with a roller, the roller rolling along a surface of the release layer, wherein after pressing, the conductive connector extends through the nonconductive film; and
removing the release layer.

US Pat. No. 10,012,808

OPTICAL FIBER STRIP, ACTIVE OPTICAL MODULE AND ACTIVE OPTICAL CABLE

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. An optical fiber strip comprising:a stair-shaped base element having:
a first receiving surface on a first stair of the stair-shaped base element;
a second receiving surface on a second stair of the stair-shaped base element;
a plurality of holes integrally formed and extending from the first receiving surface to a bottom surface of the stair-shaped base element; and
a first bearing surface connecting the first receiving surface and the second receiving surface;
a cover element comprising:
a first end;
a second end;
a first curved part having a first covering surface forming a first stair of the cover element at the first end;
a second curved part having a second covering surface forming a second stair of the cover element at the first end;
a second bearing surface connecting the first covering surface and the second covering surface of the cover element; and
an internal curved space between the first curved part and second curved part extending from the second end to the second bearing surface;
an adapter configured to be selectively connected to an external optical fiber array; and
an internal optical fiber array connected to the adapter and the plurality of holes passing through the internal curved space to be selectively and optically coupled to an optical-electrical conversion unit on the bottom surface of the stair-shaped base element, and configured to receive or transmit at least one optical signal from the external optical fiber array via the adapter or from the optical-electrical conversion unit via the plurality of holes, wherein a curved portion of the internal optical fiber array is located in the internal curved space for changing direction of the internal optical fiber array;
wherein at least one of the first bearing surface and the second bearing surface has a plurality of grooves forming a plurality of pathways connecting the internal curved space to the plurality of holes when the first receiving surface, the second receiving surface, the first bearing surface of the stair-shaped base element are respectively join to the first covering surface, the second covering surface, and the second bearing surface of the cover element, the internal optical fiber array is extended from the internal curved space and inserted to the plurality of holes, the internal optical fiber array is positioned according to a hole pattern of the plurality of holes in the stair-shaped base element, the internal optical fiber array is curved according to a radius of curvature of the internal curved space in the cover element, and position and a radius of curvature of the internal optical fiber array are determined by the stair-shaped base element and the cover element respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,014,484

PHOTOVOLTAIC TEXTILES

1. A solar textile comprising a plurality of a first tape structure and one or more of a second tape structure, wherein the first tape structure includes a photovoltaic (PV) conversion layer and an electrically conductive substrate, wherein the second tape structure includes a PV conversion layer, a first electrically conductive layer, a non-conducting insulation layer and a second electrically conductive layer, and wherein at least one of the plurality of the first tape structure and at least one of the one or more of the second tape structure are in electrical contact with one another so that the electrically conductive substrate of at least one of the plurality of the first tape structure is in electrical contact with the PV conversion layer of the at least one of the one or more of the second tape structure.

US Pat. No. 10,010,195

DISPENSER FOR DISPOSABLE CUTLERY AND COMPONENTS THEREFOR

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A dispenser for disposable cutlery, comprising:a housing having a vertically oriented opening;
at least one banded stack of disposable cutlery disposed in the housing, the banded stack comprising
a plurality of disposable cutlery pieces disposed adjacent one another to provide a stack of the cutlery pieces; and
at least one band disposed about the stack between a first end and second end of the cutlery, wherein the band comprises an adhesive section that is only partially disposed on the band, wherein the adhesive section of the band makes contact and adheres to one longitudinal side of the stack and not the other longitudinal side, the band contacts a mid-section of the stack of cutlery pieces such that the band makes no contact with either end of the cutlery pieces, and the band holds the plurality of disposable cutlery pieces together until removed,
wherein the vertically oriented opening in the housing allows user access to the band for the removal of the band from the housing, wherein the band is removed from the housing through the vertically oriented opening.
US Pat. No. 10,011,561

THICKENING/STABILIZING AGENT AND THICKENED/STABILIZED COMPOSITION USING THE SAME

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A compound represented by Formula (1):(R2—HNOC)4-n—R1—(CONH—R3)n  (1)whereinR1 is a group resulting from removing four hydrogen atoms from a structural formula of an aromatic hydrocarbon or cyclohexane;
R2 is, independently in each occurrence, an aliphatic hydrocarbon group containing 1 to 4 carbon atoms;
R3 is, independently in each occurrence, an aliphatic hydrocarbon group containing 6 or more carbon atoms; and
n is an integer of 1 to 3.

US Pat. No. 10,015,916

REMOVAL OF ELECTROSTATIC CHARGES FROM AN INTERPOSER VIA A GROUND PAD THEREOF FOR DIE ATTACH FOR FORMATION OF A STACKED DIE

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a passive interposer having a plurality of conductors for coupling two or more integrated circuit dies to the interposer to provide a stacked die and one or more microbumps extending from one or more microbump pads, the microbumps configured for coupling to the two or more integrated circuit dies;
wherein the interposer includes an exposed conductive pad disposed outward and clear of areas of the interposer configured to receive the two or more integrated circuit dies, the exposed conductive pad coupled to a conductive network of the interposer configured to dissipate electrostatic charge from the interposer prior to the two or more integrated circuit dies being coupled to the interposer, and
wherein the exposed conductive pad has a larger plan area than each of the one or more microbump pads.

US Pat. No. 10,010,110

ELECTRICALLY OPERATED AEROSOL GENERATING SYSTEM

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A system, comprising an electrically-operated aerosol-generating apparatus and an aerosol-generating article for use with the apparatus, the aerosol-generating article comprising an aerosol-forming substrate comprising,a rod comprising a first sheet comprising aerosol-forming material, and a second sheet of non-tobacco material, wherein the first sheet is a sheet of homogenized tobacco material; the first sheet and the second sheet are constricted substantially around a longitudinal axis of the rod by a converging funnel such that the first sheet and the second sheet assume a substantially cylindrical configuration; and the first sheet and the second sheet are circumscribed by a wrapper.

US Pat. No. 10,011,036

BLADE AND BLADE ATTACHMENT SYSTEM FOR AN OSCILLATING TOOL

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A handheld oscillating power tool comprising:a portable housing;
a tool holder extending from the housing and configured to be oscillated about an oscillation axis, the toolholder including tool drive interface;
a blade having a planar body with a leading edge, a trailing edge, and a pair of lateral edges, at least one of the leading edge and the trailing edge comprising a cutting edge; and
blade attachment system including:
a tool mount adapter having a drive attachment interface, the drive attachment interface being configured to be releasably secured to the tool drive interface of the tool holder such that the blade attachment system oscillates with the tool holder;
a blade holder plate attached to the tool mount adapter; and
a clamping assembly attached to the blade holder plate, the clamping assembly including:
a plurality of fixed clamping pins that extend downwardly from a lower surface of the blade holder plate, the fixed clamping pins being positioned adjacent to at least one of the lateral edges of the blade when the blade is placed on the blade holder plate and including tapered surfaces configured to overlap the lateral edges of the blade, and
at least one movable clamping pin that is movably mounted to the blade holder plate, the movable clamping pin being configured to move with respect to the blade to move the lateral edges of the blade into engagement with the tapered surfaces of the clamping pins,
wherein the tapered surfaces are provided on head portions of the fixed clamping pins and the movable clamping pin,
wherein the movable clamping pin is attached to a lever arm, the lever arm being configured to rotate the movable clamping pin between a clamped and an unclamped position,
wherein the movable clamping pin is oriented with a pin axis of the pin substantially perpendicular to a plane of the blade, and
wherein the lever arm includes a face cam that is configured to engage the blade holder plate to move the lever arm away from an upper surface of the blade holder plate, the movement of the lever arm away from the upper surface of the blade holder plate causing the movable clamping pin to move axially toward a lower surface of the blade holder plate.
US Pat. No. 10,010,557

COBALT PORPHYRINS FOR THE TREATMENT OF BLOOD-RELATED DISORDERS

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI,...

1. A method for the treatment of at least one disease selected from the group consisting of congenital neutropenia, neutropenia caused by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and pharmacologically-induced neutropenia, acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, and myelodvsplastic syndromes, the method comprisinginducing mobilization of G-CSF in bone marrow cells to peripheral blood by administering to a patient in need thereof and having G-CSF in the patient's bone marrow an effective amount of a solution containing cobalt protoporphyrin IX by intramuscular or subcutaneous injection or oral administration.

US Pat. No. 10,014,665

SPARK PLUG

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A spark plug, comprising:a rod-shaped center electrode that extends in a direction of an axis;
an insulator through which a through hole extends from a front end side of the insulator to a rear end side of the insulator in the direction of the axis, where at least a portion of the center electrode is disposed in a front end side of the through hole;
a metallic terminal at least a portion of which is disposed in a rear end side of the through hole, a rear end side portion of the metallic terminal being exposed out of the through hole; and
a connecting portion that electrically connects the center electrode to the metallic terminal in the through hole,
wherein the insulator comprises:
a first portion that accommodates a front end of the metallic terminal and has a first bore diameter that is less than or equal to 2.9 mm;
a second portion that is disposed closer to the rear end side of the insulator than the first portion and has a second bore diameter that is greater than the first bore diameter; and
a middle portion that is disposed between the first portion and the second portion and has a bore diameter that increases towards the rear end side of the insulator,
wherein the metallic terminal includes a roughened surface portion extending from a position inside the first portion to a position inside the second portion through the middle portion in the direction of the axis, the roughened surface portion having at least one of one or more projecting portions and one or more recess portions on an outer circumferential surface thereof,
wherein a Vickers hardness of a portion of the metallic terminal disposed in the through hole closer to the rear end side of the through hole than the roughened surface portion is in a range of 200 Hv to 320 Hv,
wherein a first ratio, which is a ratio of an outside diameter of a part of the roughened surface portion that is accommodated in the first portion to the first bore diameter, is greater than or equal to 0.90,
wherein a second ratio, which is a ratio of the first bore diameter to the second bore, is in a range of 0.80 and 0.98,
wherein at least a portion of a front end surface of the exposed portion of the metallic terminal is in contact with a rear end face of the insulator, and
wherein, when the rear end face of the insulator and the front end surface of the exposed portion of the metallic terminal are projected along the direction of the axis on to aplane that is at right angles to the axis, a ratio of a projection area of the front end surface of the exposed portion of the metallic terminal to a projection area of the rear end face of the insulator is greater than or equal to 0.65.

US Pat. No. 10,015,911

COOLING SYSTEM, COOLED COMPUTER SYSTEM AND COMPUTER FACILITY

BULL SAS, Les Clayes-sou...

1. A cooling system for electronic components of a computer rack, comprising:a closed circuit, referred to as a primary circuit, of liquid, referred to as primary liquid;
a primary exchanger which transfers heat from a plurality of first electronic components to the primary liquid, the primary exchanger further comprising a heat-conducting part provided in contact with the primary liquid and adapted to be pressed against said plurality of first electronic components;
a closed circuit, referred to as secondary circuit, of refrigerant fluid;
a primary-secondary exchanger which transfers heat from the primary liquid to the refrigerant fluid;
a closed circuit, referred to as tertiary circuit, of liquid, referred to as tertiary liquid;
a secondary-tertiary exchanger which transfers heat from the refrigerant fluid to the tertiary liquid, such that the refrigerant fluid changes state at least partially;
a tertiary-thermal source exchanger which transfers heat from the tertiary liquid to a thermal source,
a tertiary-secondary exchanger which transfers heat from the tertiary liquid to the refrigerant fluid; and
an air-tertiary exchanger which transfers, to the tertiary liquid, heat from air heated by second electronic components, said air-tertiary exchanger being arranged, in the tertiary circuit, downstream of the tertiary-secondary exchanger and upstream of the secondary-tertiary exchanger,
wherein the secondary circuit comprises first and second loops both passing in the secondary-tertiary exchanger and having a common portion, wherein the first loop bypasses the tertiary-secondary exchanger and the second loop bypasses the primary-secondary exchanger, and wherein the primary-secondary exchanger is arranged in the first loop and the tertiary-secondary exchanger is arranged in the second loop.

US Pat. No. 10,015,887

TWO-STEP, DIRECT-WRITE LASER METALLIZATION

ORBOTECH LTD., Yavne (IL...

11. A method for manufacturing, comprising:coating a substrate with a matrix comprising a sacrificial resin and containing nanoparticles to be patterned on the substrate;
irradiating the coated substrate with an energy beam so as to fix a pattern in the matrix by modifying a state of the sacrificial resin so as to cause cohesion between the nanoparticles without fully sintering the nanoparticles, such that a resistivity of the pattern remains at least ten times greater than a final resistivity that is to be achieved after full sintering;
removing the matrix remaining on the substrate outside the fixed pattern; and
after removing the matrix, sintering the nanoparticles in the pattern so as to achieve the final resistivity of the pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,015,477

LIGHT PROJECTOR USING AN ACOUSTO-OPTICAL CONTROL DEVICE

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A system for projecting light, the system comprising:a light generator that generates image light that corresponds to a series of images;
a display device the receive the image light generated by the light generator; and
an acousto-optical scanner, wherein the display device deflects the image light onto the acousto-optical scanner and the acousto-optical scanner deflects portions of the image light onto a plurality of diffractive optical elements, wherein each of the plurality of diffractive optical elements corresponds to a different depth plane of the series of images,
wherein the acousto-optical scanner is configured to receive the image light from the display device at a first resolution, and to output the image light at a second resolution greater than the first resolution.

US Pat. No. 10,014,446

CHIP SUBSTRATE

POINT ENGINEERING CO., LT...

1. A chip substrate, comprising:a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer;
an insulation layer disposed between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer, and configured to electrically isolate the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer from each other;
a cavity formed in a region including the first conductive layer, the second conductive layer and the insulation layer, and having a predetermined depth and a circular cross-section, wherein the cavity has a bottom surface exposing the insulation layer, a first inclined side surface formed in the first conductive layer and a second inclined side surface formed in the second conductive layer, the first inclined side surface and the second inclined side surface making the circular cross-section gradually larger upwardly from the bottom surface;
an optical element chip disposed at a center of the bottom surface; and
a wire electrically connecting the optical element chip and the first conductive layer to each other,
wherein the bottom surface includes a first bottom surface formed in the first conductive layer and a second bottom surface formed in the second conductive layer, a chip being capable of being disposed on the second bottom surface,
wherein the first inclined side surface includes an upper portion and a lower portion, the lower portion of the first inclined side surface extending from the first bottom surface,
wherein the second inclined side surface includes an upper portion and a lower portion, the lower portion of the second inclined side surface extending from the second bottom surface,
wherein the lower portion of the first inclined side surface extends vertically from the first bottom surface and the upper portion of the first inclined side surface extends from the lower portion of the first inclined side surface, and
wherein a first distance in a horizontal direction between the center of the upper portion of the cavity and the lower portion of the first inclined side surface is larger than a second distance in the horizontal distance between the center of the upper portion of the cavity and the lower portion of the second inclined side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,011,356

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ILLUMINATING A TARGET AREA

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH, Ue...

1. An illumination device for illuminating at least one target area, comprising:a light source for emitting a first cone of light, and
a deflection unit to which the first cone of light is emitted, wherein the deflection unit converts the first cone of light in a beam-shaping manner into a second cone of light and emits the second cone of light towards the at least one target area,
wherein the deflection unit is variable, such that a form of the second cone of light or an intensity distribution in the second cone of light is variable with respect to a cross section of the second cone of light,
wherein the deflection unit is variable, such that: a form of the second cone of light for completely floodlighting the at least one target area is achievable, and an intensity distribution in the second cone of light for floodlighting the at least one target area with a homogenous brightness distribution in at least one dimension is achievable,
wherein the deflection unit is variable, such that: when the at least one target area comprises two target areas, a form of the second cone of light for completely floodlighting one of the two target areas and a form of the second cone of light for completely floodlighting the other of the two target areas are achievable, and an intensity distribution in the second cone of light for floodlighting one of the two target areas with a homogenous brightness distribution in at least one dimension and an intensity distribution in the second cone of light for floodlighting the other of the two target areas with a homogenous brightness distribution in at least one dimension are achievable,
wherein the deflection unit comprises at least two deflection elements and each deflection element deflects a true part of the first cone of light, such that the entirety of the first cone of light is deflected by the at least two deflection elements to convert the first cone of light into the second cone of light, and
wherein all of the deflection elements are movable with respect to the first cone of light or with respect to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,015,460

CONTROL AND DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH SYNCHRONOUS DIRECT VIEW VIDEO ARRAY AND INCIDENT KEY LIGHTING

Revolution Display, LLC, ...

1. A method of controlling a video display, comprising:receiving a signal from a sensor operably connected to a video capture device;
determining a field of vision of the video capture device based on the signal;
determining a viewed portion of the video display that is within the field of vision of the video capture device;
determining an unviewed portion of the video display that is not within the field of vision of the video capture device; and
controlling the video display to emit light in the viewed portion according to a viewed portion profile and emit light in the unviewed portion according to at least one of an ambient light profile and an incident light profile.

US Pat. No. 10,010,784

SUSPENSION SYSTEMS FOR ONE-WHEELED VEHICLES

Future Motion, Inc., San...

1. A self-balancing electric vehicle, comprising:a board including a frame, a first deck portion disposed at a first end portion of the frame, and a second deck portion disposed at a second end portion of the frame, the first and second deck portions each configured to receive a left or right foot of a rider oriented generally perpendicular to a direction of travel of the board;
a wheel assembly including exactly one wheel rotatable on an axle, wherein the wheel is disposed between and extends above and below the first and second deck portions;
a motor assembly configured to rotate the wheel about the axle to propel the vehicle;
at least one sensor configured to measure an orientation of the board;
a motor controller configured to receive board orientation information measured by the at least one sensor and to cause the motor assembly to propel the vehicle based on the board orientation information;
a suspension system including a pair of four-bar linkages coupling opposing end portions of the axle to the first end portion of the frame, each of the four-bar linkages having a first fixed link connected to the axle, a second fixed link comprising the frame, and two pivotable links joining the first fixed link to the second fixed link, such that the board is configured to be movable up and down relative to the axle; and
a shock absorber having a first end coupled to the pair of four-bar linkages and a second end coupled to the first end portion of the frame, such that the shock absorber is configured to damp up and down movement of the board relative to the axle.

US Pat. No. 10,015,920

COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD IN COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounting method in a component mounting system having: a component mounting line formed by linking a plurality of component mounters which pick up components supplied to component supply positions by a plurality of tape feeders disposed on a carriage, and mount the components onto a board using a suction nozzle which is attached to a mounting head; and an external set-up device to which the carriage that is scheduled to be attached to one of the component mounters which is a set-up changing target is attachable in a detachable manner;the method comprising:
imaging the component supply positions of the tape feeders disposed on the carriage, in a state in which the carriage scheduled to be attached to the one of the component mounters of the set-up changing target is attached to the external set-up device,
calculating a shift amount of the component supply position of each tape feeder based on an image of the component supply position which is captured in the imaging,
storing supply position shifting data in which the shift amount calculated in the calculating is related to a feeder address and a feeder ID of each tape feeder, and
comparing the feeder ID of each of the tape feeders disposed on the carriage, with the feeder ID included in the component supply position shifting data in a state in which the carriage removed from the external set-up device is attached to the one of the component mounters of the set-up changing target.

US Pat. No. 10,014,679

ELECTRICAL SWITCHING APPARATUS INCLUDING ALTERNATING CURRENT ELECTRONIC TRIP CIRCUIT WITH ARC FAULT DETECTION CIRCUIT AND POWER SUPPLY

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. An electrical switching apparatus structured to electrically connect between a direct current power source and a direct current load, the electrical switching apparatus comprising:separable contacts;
an operating mechanism configured to open and close said separable contacts;
a trip actuator configured to cooperate with said operating mechanism to trip open said separable contacts;
a transductor circuit including first and second current transformers, the transductor circuit being configured to sense a direct current component of a current flowing between the direct current power source and the direct current load to output an alternating current proportional to the direct current component;
an alternating current electronic trip circuit being configured to control said trip actuator based on the alternating current output from the transductor circuit; and
a power supply structured to provide direct current power to the alternating current electronic trip unit,
wherein the first current transformer includes a first secondary winding and the second current transformer includes a second secondary winding; wherein the transductor circuit includes an alternating current power circuit configured to provide an alternating voltage to the first current transformer and the second current transformer; and wherein the first and second secondary windings are electrically connected in series-opposition such that an electromotive force induced in the first secondary winding by the current flowing between the direct current power source and the direct current load is in opposition with an electromotive force induced in the second secondary winding by the current flowing between the direct current power source and the direct current load.

US Pat. No. 10,014,639

ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. An electrical receptacle structured to be electrically connected with a line conductor, a neutral conductor, and a ground conductor, the electrical receptacle further being structured to have a number of electrical connectors be placed in electrical connection therewith, the electrical receptacle comprising:a housing;
an electrical apparatus that comprises a line conduction element, a neutral conduction element, and a ground conduction element;
the line conduction element being situated on the housing and structured to be electrically connected with the line conductor;
the neutral conduction element being situated on the housing and structured to be electrically connected with the neutral conductor;
the ground conduction element being situated on the housing and structured to be electrically connected with the ground conductor;
a plurality of outlets that comprise a first outlet and a second outlet;
the first outlet comprising a plurality of first openings formed in the housing, the plurality of first openings comprising a first line contact opening that is in communication with the line conduction element, a first neutral contact opening that is in communication with the neutral conduction element, and a first ground contact opening that is in communication with the ground conduction element;
the second outlet comprising a plurality of second openings formed in the housing, the plurality of second openings comprising a second line contact opening that is in communication with the line conduction element, a second neutral contact opening that is in communication with the neutral conduction element, and a second ground contact opening that is in communication with the ground conduction element;
one of:
the first line contact opening and the second line contact opening being an individual contact opening that is common between the first outlet and the second outlet,
and
the first ground contact opening and the second ground contact opening being an individual contact opening that is common between the first outlet and the second outlet; and
the first and second outlets being structured to alternatively have an electrical connector of the number of electrical connectors be placed in electrical connection with one of the first outlet and the second outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,014,580

METHOD OF TUNING AN NFC ANTENNA

A.K. Stamping Company, In...

1. A method for manufacturing and tuning a near field communication antenna comprising:dispensing a glue card onto a pallet, a glue-side of the glue card facing down;
lifting the glue card from the pallet;
applying the glue-side of the glue card to a first antenna;
lifting the glue card with the antenna adhered thereto;
placing the glue card and antenna onto a first ferrite substrate, the antenna and ferrite substrate forming an antenna assembly;
measuring one or more functional properties of the antenna assembly; and
adjusting the relative placement of a second antenna on a second ferrite substrate to adjust functional properties of a second antenna assembly formed therefrom.

US Pat. No. 10,012,100

TURBINE SHROUD WITH TUBULAR RUNNER-LOCATING INSERTS

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turbine shroud comprisingan annular metallic carrier arranged around a central axis of the turbine shroud and formed to include a plurality of keyways extending in a radial direction into the annular metallic carrier, and
a blade track including a ceramic annular runner and a plurality of ceramic inserts extending outward in a radial direction away from the ceramic annular runner,
wherein each of the plurality of ceramic inserts are tubular and are arranged to extend into a corresponding one of the plurality of keyways formed in the annular metallic carrier to locate the blade track and the annular metallic carrier relative to the central axis while allowing radial growth of the annular metallic carrier and the blade track at different rates during use of the turbine shroud.

US Pat. No. 10,011,214

VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

ZKW GROUP GMBH, Wieselbu...

1. A vehicle headlight comprising:a laser light source (1) having at least one laser diode branch (Z) with at least one modulated laser diode (DL);
a light scanner (7);
a light conversion means (8), wherein the laser beam (2) of the at least one laser diode can be directed in a scanning manner by means of the light scanner onto the light conversion means (8) in order to generate a luminous image (11) thereon;
an imaging system (12) by means of which the luminous image is configured to be projected as light image (11?) onto a road (13);
a laser diode controller (3);
a processing unit (4) associated with the laser diode controller, the processing unit being configured to receive sensor signals (s1 . . . sn) and to deliver a modulation signal (sm) to the laser diode controller; and
a controlled power supply (15) for the laser diode controller,
wherein control of the laser light source is configured to be changed due to feedback of sensors (S1 . . . Sn), and
wherein the at least one laser diode branch (Z) is bridged by a controlled parallel circuit (P) which is designed as a current controller with an analog controller (16, T2) of the laser diode controller (3) and wherein the modulation signal (sm) is configured to be fed to the analog controller.

US Pat. No. 10,015,918

FEEDER AND MOUNTING MACHINE

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A component feeder, which is used through installation in a mounting machine and which is configured to supply components that the mounting machine mounts on a printed circuit board, wherein the component feeder is a second type of feeder configured to perform a first aspect component supply operation and perform a second aspect component supply operation different from the first aspect component supply operation and wherein the second type of feeder is different from a first type of feeder configured to perform the first aspect component supply operation,the component feeder comprising:
a controller configured to:
receive a request for feeder information from the mounting machine, wherein the request for feeder information can be a first command or a second command different from the first command and wherein the first command corresponds to the first aspect component supply operation and a corresponding first aspect component mounting operation of the mounting machine and the second command corresponds to the second aspect component supply operation and a corresponding second aspect component mounting operation of the mounting machine,
transmit feeder information indicating that the component feeder is the first type of feeder, even though the component feeder is the second type of feeder, and cause the component feeder to perform the first aspect component supply operation when the request for feeder information is the first command, and
transmit feeder information indicating that the component feeder is the second type of feeder and cause the component feeder to perform the second aspect component supply operation when the request for feeder information is the second command.

US Pat. No. 10,015,892

DISK DRIVE HOLDING MECHANISM AND SERVER USING THE SAME

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC....

1. A mechanism, comprising:a holding frame, the holding frame holding a storage device, the holding frame including a bottom plate and including a first side plate and a second side plate connected to the bottom plate at two opposite sides thereof; and
a detaching mechanism assembled to one side of the first side plate, the detaching mechanism including a push rod and a latch structure for fastening the push rod, the push rod being fastened to the latch structure in a fastened position and configured to, when the latch structure releases the push rod, slide from the fastened position to a detached position where the push rod is detached from the latch structure, wherein when the push rod is in the fastened position, one end of the push rod is flush with one side of the holding frame.

US Pat. No. 10,012,890

PANORAMIC CAMERA SUPPORT

Really Right Stuff, LLC, ...

1. A support for an imaging device comprising:(a) a first rotatable assembly supportable by a support that rotates in a generally horizontal plane and a horizontal locking member;
(b) a second rotatable assembly that rotates in a generally vertical plane;
(c) an interconnection structure that interconnects said first rotatable assembly to said second rotatable assembly such that said second rotatable assembly is rotatable around said first rotatable assembly at an elevation higher than said first rotatable assembly and offset laterally from said first rotatable assembly;
(d) said first rotatable assembly including a panning structure that rotates said support in said generally horizontal plane and a leveling base that is rotatable in a non-coplanar manner relative to said panning structure.

US Pat. No. 10,015,789

ASYNCHRONOUS TIME DIVISION DUPLEX OPERATION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method performed by a base station for wireless communication, comprising:determining an interference condition for a first wireless carrier, the determining an interference condition based at least in part on receiving an interference report from a user equipment (UE) or detecting interference from another base station;
communicating with one of a network entity or another base station to initiate interference mitigation techniques associated with the first wireless carrier and a second wireless carrier that has a transmission timing different from a transmission timing of the first wireless carrier;
reallocating the first wireless carrier from a two-way carrier for both uplink and downlink transmissions to a one-way carrier in response to the determining the interference condition; and
communicating over the one-way carrier according to time division duplexing (TDD) operations.

US Pat. No. 10,015,550

MATRIX CODE-BASED USER INTERFACE

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A method, comprising:transmitting, by a television service provider server, television programming to a television receiver device over a television network;
receiving, by the television service provider server, a communication from a mobile device, the communication containing identifying data associated with the television receiver device and program information;
in response to the communication received from the mobile device:
(a) searching, by the television service provider server, a database to locate a program corresponding to the program information received from the mobile device;
(b) generating, by the television service provider server, an instruction for the television receiver device to record the program, wherein the instruction corresponds to an instruction for the television receiver device to detect a predetermined signal associated with the program, and to record the program in response to detecting the predetermined signal; and
(c) transmitting, by the television service provider server, the instruction for the television receiver device to detect the predetermined signal associated with the program and to record the program in response to detecting the predetermined signal, to the television receiver device over the television network;
after transmitting the instruction to the television receiver device, determining, by the television service provider server, a time to transmit the program to the television receiver device;
in response to the arrival of the determined time to transmit the program to the television receiver device, transmitting, by the television service provider server, the predetermined signal to the television receiver device at the determined time; and
transmitting, by the television service provider server, the program to the television receiver device after the transmission of the predetermined signal.

US Pat. No. 10,015,537

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTENT IN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES BASED ON PERCEPTION DYNAMICALLY DETERMINED AT REAL-TIME

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for content delivery to an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:performing an image analysis on an image captured using a camera mounted on an autonomous vehicle, the image representing an exterior environment of an autonomous vehicle;
obtaining localization information surrounding the autonomous vehicle at a point in time;
determining a perception associated with an audience external to the autonomous vehicle based on the image analysis and the localization information;
receiving a plurality of content items from one or more content servers over a network in response to the perception associated with the audience;
ranking the plurality of content items using a predetermined ranking algorithm to select a first content item and a second content item from the plurality of content items;
displaying the first content item selected from the one or more content items on a first display device mounted on an exterior surface of the autonomous vehicle;
superimposing the second content item onto the image captured by the camera, generating an augmented image augmented with the second content item; and
displaying the augmented image on a second display device mounted on an interior surface of the autonomous vehicle, wherein the second display device includes a touch screen to allow a passenger to interact with one or more choices presented by the second content item, wherein the second display device is configured to appear as an ordinary window of the autonomous vehicle, and wherein when the passenger looks at the second display device, an object of the augmented image is displayed as a virtual object in a virtual reality manner as if the passenger looked at a physical object through the ordinary window of the autonomous vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,015,599

MICRO SPEAKER

GOERTEK INC., WeiFang, S...

1. A micro speaker, comprising a vibration system, a magnetic circuit system and a support system for accommodating and fixing the vibration system and the magnetic circuit system, wherein the vibration system comprises a vibrating diaphragm and a voice coil bonded to one side of the vibrating diaphragm, and the vibrating diaphragm comprises a rigid dome portion located at a central position and a suspension ring portion located at an edge position; the magnetic circuit system comprises a washer, a magnet and a magnetic yoke which are sequentially combined together, and a magnetic gap for accommodating the voice coil is formed in the magnetic circuit system; the support system comprises an upper housing; and the upper housing is provided with a recessed groove structure at a position corresponding to the dome portion of the vibrating diaphragm, whereinthe dome portion is provided with a dodging groove at a position opposite to the groove structure of the upper housing; a vertical depth of the dodging groove is not less than a depth of the groove structure of the upper housing; and an orthographic projection area of the dodging groove covers an orthographic projection area of the groove structure of the upper housing;
the washer is provided with a dodging structure opposite to the dodging groove of the vibrating diaphragm; a vertical depth of the dodging structure is not less than the depth of the dodging groove; and an orthographic projection area of the dodging structure covers the orthographic projection area of the dodging groove of the vibrating diaphragm.

US Pat. No. 10,014,930

MULTIPLE MODEM COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A MOBILE PLATFORM

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A method of communicating between an end-user device positioned within a mobile platform and a pair of satellite stations included among one or more networks of satellite stations, the method comprising:utilizing a first modem and establishing, via one or more processors, a first communication link between the end-user device and a first satellite station;
utilizing one or more maps of the one or more networks of satellite stations and determining, via the one or more processors, a second satellite station for communication with the end-user device;
utilizing a second modem and establishing, via the one or more processors, a second communication link between the end-user device and the second satellite station;
calculating, via the one or more processors, a time to initiate communication handoff from the first communication link to the second communication link; and,
initiating the communication handoff, via the one or more processors, based on the calculated time.

US Pat. No. 10,013,976

CONTEXT SENSITIVE OVERLAYS IN VOICE CONTROLLED HEADSET COMPUTER DISPLAYS

Kopin Corporation, Westb...

1. A method comprising:providing a graphical user interface having a plurality of controls to a headset computer from a host device;
displaying the provided graphical user interface on a microdisplay of the headset computer;
in response to user utterance of a cue toggle command, displaying on the provided graphical user interface a semi-transparent overlay of a screen view and displaying a plurality of cues within the semi-transparent overlay, each cue associated with a corresponding one of the plurality of controls and located proximate to its corresponding one of the plurality of controls, each cue further providing a voice command associated with code to execute the associated one of the plurality of controls, the semi-transparent overlay generated at a local processor of the headset computer and fading away after a period of time via a timing mechanism employed to refresh the screen view, the cue toggle command available at all times; and
in response to user utterance of the voice command, executing the code associated with the voice command.

US Pat. No. 10,012,586

CARBON ISOTOPE ANALYSIS DEVICE AND CARBON ISOTOPE ANALYSIS METHOD

SEKISUI MEDICAL CO., LTD....

1. A carbon isotope analyzer comprising:an isotopic carbon dioxide generator to generate isotopic carbon dioxide from a carbon isotope;
a spectrometer comprising an optical resonator having a pair of mirrors, and a photodetector to determine the intensity of light transmitted from the optical resonator; and
a light generator comprising a light source, a first optical fiber to transmit a light beam from the light source, a second optical fiber for wavelength conversion, the second optical fiber branching from the first optical fiber at a point and combining with the first optical fiber at another point downstream of the branching point, and a non-linear optical crystal to generate light having the absorption wavelength of the isotopic carbon dioxide on the basis of the difference in frequency between light beams transmitted through the optical crystal,
wherein the intensity of the transmitted light is determined while the isotopic carbon dioxide is cooled, via a cooling device, to 273K (0° C.) or less.

US Pat. No. 10,010,329

FEMORAL ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT AND METHOD

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. A method for performing an orthopaedic surgical procedure on a femur, the method comprising:positioning a distal end of an intramedullary adaptor in a slot defined in a base cutting block,
securing the distal end of the intramedullary adaptor to the base cutting block,
attaching a proximal end of the intramedullary adaptor to an intramedullary orthopaedic surgical instrument after securing the intramedullary adaptor to the base cutting block,
positioning the base cutting block on a distal end of the femur, and
detaching the distal end of the intramedullary adaptor from the base cutting block while the base cutting block is positioned on the distal end of the femur.

US Pat. No. 10,015,853

LED LIGHTING DEVICE USING AC POWER SUPPLY

LUMENS CO., LTD., Yongin...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) lighting device, comprising:N-light emitting channels comprising a first light emitting channel, a second light emitting channel, and a third light emitting channel connected in series, wherein the first light emitting channel includes a first upstream part and a first downstream part, the second light emitting channel includes a second upstream part and a second downstream part, and the third light emitting channel includes a third upstream part and a third downstream part, N is a positive integer greater than or equal to 2;
a rectifier configured to rectify an alternating current (AC) power supply from a power source and connected to a start stage of the N-light emitting channels for power supply;
an electric power distribution unit comprising a light emitting channel connection part and a ground connection part;
a reverse-current breaking part configured to couple to the first downstream part of the first light emitting channel and the second upstream part of the second light emitting channel;
a first switch part configured to couple the first upstream part of the first light emitting channel to the second upstream part of the second light emitting channel to form a current path between the first upstream part and the second upstream part; and
a second switch part configured to couple the second upstream part of the second light emitting channel to the third upstream part of the third light emitting channel to form a current path between the second upstream part and the third upstream part.

US Pat. No. 10,015,742

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPLINK TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method in a user equipment, comprising:establishing a discontinuous reception (DRX) communication with a network access device;
transmitting a sounding reference signal (SRS) during DRX active time when signaled by the network access device to operate in a first mode;
transmitting an SRS irrespective of the DRX active time when signaled by the network access device to operate in a second mode; and
maintaining a resource configuration for the user equipment to transmit the SRS when not in the DRX active time.

US Pat. No. 10,014,455

CHIP SUBSTRATE COMPRISING CAVITY WITH CURVED SURFACES

Point Engineering Co., Lt...

1. A chip substrate, comprising:conductive portions;
an insulation portion interposed between the conductive portions to electrically isolate the conductive portions from each other; and
a cavity formed on an upper surface of the chip substrate at a predetermined depth in a region including at least a part of the insulation portion,
wherein the cavity is defined by a plurality of continuously-extending curved surfaces having predetermined radii of curvature and a shape symmetrical with respect to a chip to be mounted on the chip substrate, and includes a central portion formed into a planar surface, and
the plurality of continuously-extending curved surfaces include a first smoothly curved surface and a second smoothly curved surface smoothly extending from the first curved surface, the first and the second curved surface being edgeless, wherein one of the first and the second curved surface is concave-up and the other of the first and the second curved surface is concave-down,
wherein the conductive portions having a predetermined thickness and made of an electrically conductive material and the insulation portion made of an insulating material are bonded to each other in parallel surface, and the insulation portion is in the continuously-extending curved surfaces,
and wherein the cavity further includes an auxiliary groove which is formed in a smaller area and a smaller depth than the cavity and is contiguous to the surface of the cavity in one of the conductive portions and has a planar bottom surface so that one end of a wire is bonded to the electrode portion of an optical element chip and the other end of the wire is bonded to the planar bottom surface of the auxiliary groove when the optical element chip is mounted within the cavity in the other of the conductive portion.

US Pat. No. 10,012,454

HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A method for manufacturing the heat dissipation device, the method comprising:providing a first copper sheet and a second copper sheet, the first copper sheet comprises a first surface and a third surface opposite to the first surface;
processing the first surface of the first copper sheet to form a plurality of first recesses and a plurality of first cavities in the first surface of the first copper sheet, processing the third surface of the first copper sheet to form a plurality of micro-fins in the third surface of the first copper sheet a height of the microfins in the range of 3 um to 8 um, the first cavities being surrounded by the first recesses, processing the second copper sheet to form a plurality of second recesses and a plurality of second cavities in the second copper sheet, each second recess corresponding to each first recess, each second cavity corresponding to each first cavity;
providing an adhesive on each second recess of the second copper sheet;
providing a working fluid in each second cavity of the second copper sheet;
pressing the first copper sheet on the second copper sheet, and the second copper sheet is fixed with the first copper sheet by the adhesive, each of the first cavities being in communication with a second cavity, each first cavity and each second cavity together forming an airtight receiving cavity;
solidifying the adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,011,074

COLOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING APPARATUS AND COLOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING METHOD

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A color three-dimensional printing method for forming a colored three-dimensional object on a stage, the colored three-dimensional object being composed of a plurality of colored object units stacked together, the color three-dimensional printing method comprising:forming a first material layer on the stage;
forming a second material layer along an inner profile of the first material layer and providing a colored pigment, wherein a gap remains between the first material layer and the second material layer, and the colored pigment is in the gap; and
curing the colored pigment to form a colored layer and forming one of the colored object units containing the first material layer, the colored layer, and the second material layer.

US Pat. No. 10,015,885

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising: a first element and a second element; a first base substrate including an embedding part in which the first element is embedded and a cavity into which the second element is mounted; a second base substrate bonded to one surface of the first base substrate and including a first via for the second element; an adhesive insulating layer formed between the first base substrate and the second base substrate, wherein the first base substrate includes: a dummy core layer on the adhesive insulating layer, and including the embedding part and a first part of the cavity, a first insulating layer on the dummy core layer to cover the embedding part and an upper part of the dummy core layer, and including a second part of the cavity, a first circuit layer on the first insulating layer; a second via for the first element, the second via for the first element passing through the first insulating layer to connect the first element and the first circuit layer, wherein the adhesive insulating layer includes a third part of the cavity, wherein the second base substrate includes: a second insulating layer below the adhesive insulating layer, a second circuit layer below the second insulating layer, and the first via for the second element, the first via for the second element passing through the second insulating layer to connect the second element and the second circuit layer, wherein a lower surface of the first element is exposed through a lower surface of the dummy core layer and is in direct physical contact with an upper surface of the adhesive insulating layer, wherein a lower surface of the second element is positioned at a lower level than the lower surface of the first element in the cavity, wherein an upper surface of the second element is positioned at a higher level than an upper surface of the first element in the cavity, wherein the first element is an image sensor or a photo sensor, and the second element is a controller chip, wherein the first element is embedded in the embedding part by the first insulating layer, wherein the second element is exposed to an outside by the cavity, wherein a terminal of the first element is disposed toward an upper surface of the first insulating layer, wherein a terminal of the second element is disposed toward an upper surface of the second insulating layer, wherein the first via is neither vertically nor horizontally overlapped with the second via, wherein the first via is vertically overlapped with the second element, wherein the second via is vertically overlapped with the first element, wherein a first solder resist layer is formed on the first insulating layer, wherein a second solder resist layer is formed below the second insulating layer, wherein the first solder resist layer does not include an opening to expose the second via, and wherein the second solder resist layer does not include an opening to expose the first via.

US Pat. No. 10,015,212

ASYNCHRONOUS COLLABORATION SESSION LINKED TO A SYNCHRONOUS COLLABORATION SESSION

GENBAND US LLC, Plano, T...

10. A computing device, comprising:a memory containing a machine readable medium comprising machine executable code having stored thereon instructions for performing a method of linking a synchronous communication session with an asynchronous communication session; and
a processor coupled to the memory, the processor configured to execute the machine executable code to:
establish a synchronous communication session including sending and receiving real-time multimedia data among a plurality of users associated with the synchronous communication session;
associate an asynchronous communication session with the synchronous communication session by associating identifiers of the asynchronous communication session and the synchronous communication session with each other; and
provide the plurality of users with automatic access to the asynchronous communication session associated with the synchronous communication session to allow the plurality of users to post information to the asynchronous communication session or retrieve information from the asynchronous communication session while the synchronous communication session is ongoing.

US Pat. No. 10,014,689

METHODS TO FORM AND OPERATE MULTI-TERMINAL POWER SYSTEMS

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC IN...

1. A method for forming and operating a multi-terminal power system, comprising:connecting multiple sending terminals to a receiving network of the power system; and locally controlling each sending terminal, such that each sending terminal requires no communication with other sending terminals, to behave as a constant-power source such that both output voltage and output current of the sending terminal may simultaneously vary in response to changing external circuit conditions while maintaining constant a product of the output voltage and the output current of the sending terminal, and wherein either: (a) at least some of the multiple sending terminals are connected in series to form a plurality of strings, and the strings are connected in parallel to feed power to the receiving terminal; or (b) at least some of the multiple sending terminals are connected in parallel to form a plurality of rows, and the rows are connected in series to feed power to the receiving terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,014,650

FIBER-BASED OUTPUT COUPLERS FOR WAVELENGTH BEAM COMBINING LASER SYSTEMS

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A laser system comprising:an array of beam emitters each emitting a beam;
focusing optics for focusing the beams toward a dispersive element;
the dispersive element for receiving and dispersing the focused beams, thereby forming a multi-wavelength beam;
an optical fiber for receiving the multi-wavelength beam; and
disposed within the optical fiber, a fiber Bragg grating for receiving the multi-wavelength beam, reflecting a first portion thereof back toward the dispersive element, and transmitting a second portion thereof as an output beam composed of multiple wavelengths,
wherein a portion of the optical fiber is disposed within an external lasing cavity established between the array of beam emitters and the fiber Bragg grating.

US Pat. No. 10,013,077

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA ITEM FILTERING BASED ON CHARACTER SEQUENCE ENTRY

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A method of filtering a plurality of data items according to user input, wherein each of the data items is identified by a multiple-character identifier, the method comprising:presenting a collection of individual characters to a user via a computer device, wherein any of the individual characters may be selected by the user;
receiving to the computer device a character sequence from the user having Y characters, wherein the character sequence comprises at least one character selection selected from the collection of individual characters, and wherein Y is a number less than the multiple-character identifier for at least one data item;
for each character selection of the character sequence, associating at the computer device more than one character from the collection of individual characters with the character selection;
filtering the plurality of data items via the computer device based on the associated characters corresponding to each character selection, wherein the filtering comprises a comparison of the associated characters of the character sequence to every Y subset of characters within the multiple-character identifiers of the data items; and
presenting a list of filtered data items to the user, wherein at least one data item of the list includes associated characters of an entirety of the character sequence received from the user as an internal character string of the at least one data item, and wherein the internal character string does not include a first character of the multiple-character identifier of the at least one data item.

US Pat. No. 10,015,909

FIXING DEVICE FOR INTERFACE CARD FLUID-COOLING STRUCTURE

EVGA CORPORATION, New Ta...

1. A fixing device for a fluid cooling structure of an interface card, comprising:a water cooling device, adapted to cool the interface card;
a cold drainage tube, configured on said water cooling device;
a hot drainage tube, configured on said water cooling device and positioned at one side of said cold drainage tube;
a first quick connector, configured on one end of said cold drainage tube far away from said water cooling device;
a second quick connector, configured on one end of said hot drainage tube far away from said water cooling device; and
a fixing structure configured on one side of said interface card for the fixation of said hot and cold drainage tubes in position;
wherein at least one heat conducting sheet is configured on said water cooling device;
wherein a plurality of connection portions are configured on said water cooling device for the coupling of said interface card thereto;
wherein a cooling fan is configured at one side of said water cooling device;
wherein at least one cooling fin is configured on said cooling fan; and
wherein said fixing structure fixes said hot and cold drainage tubes to said interface card and said plurality of connection portions couple said water cooling device to said interface card so that said hot and cold drainage tubes and said cooling device are securely mounted to said interface card.

US Pat. No. 10,015,884

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD INCLUDING EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) including an embedded electronic component, the printed circuit board comprising:a core having a cavity;
an electronic component inserted into the cavity and comprising external electrodes provided on one or more side portions thereof;
an insulating layer laminated on a surface of the core and bonded to an outer circumferential surface of the electronic component inserted in the cavity;
an external circuit pattern provided on the insulating layer; and
a via formed in the insulating layer,
wherein the external electrodes comprise a first rough surface and a second rough surface formed on surfaces thereof, the second rough surface having a lower surface roughness than the first rough surface,
wherein a concave part is formed at the external electrodes,
wherein a lower part of the via is inserted into the concave part, and
wherein the second rough surface is formed only at an interface between the lower portion of the via and the concave part.

US Pat. No. 10,014,804

MOTOR STARTING METHODS AND APPARATUS USING OUTPUT VOLTAGE CONTROL BASED ON SOURCE VOLTAGE

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A method of starting a motor, the method comprising:coupling the motor to an AC power source via a switching circuit of a motor starter;
detecting an output voltage produced by the switching circuit and responsively changing the output voltage; and
detecting an input voltage from the AC power source and responsively controlling a rate of change of the output voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,015,903

HIGH POWER SAFETY SLED

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A device platform, comprising:a power tray, comprising:
a tray chassis having a tray sidewall and a tray bottom wall;
a pair of conductors extending along at least a portion of the tray chassis; and
a conductor cover moveable between a first position where the pair of conductors are covered and a second position where the pair of conductors are exposed;
a power supply connected to the pair of conductors; and
a device sled moveably positioned on the power tray and moveable relative to the pair of conductors between an unpowered position where the conductor cover is in the first position and a powered position where the conductor cover is in the second position, the device sled comprising:
a sled chassis having a chassis sidewall and a chassis bottom wall;
a chassis panel mounted to the sled chassis; and
two or more conductive elements mounted on the chassis panel and positioned for sliding contact with the pair of conductors when the device sled is in the powered position.

US Pat. No. 10,015,539

PROVIDER-DEFINED LIVE MULTICHANNEL VIEWING EVENTS

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A method for providing a multichannel viewing event, the method comprising:broadcasting, by a television service provider, a multichannel viewing event definition to a plurality of television receivers, the definition of the multichannel viewing event defining:
a plurality of television channels to be included as part of the multichannel viewing event,
a first start time after which, but prior to a second start time, the multichannel viewing event is presented as part of an electronic programming guide (EPG) but is unavailable,
the second start time of the multichannel viewing event,
an end time of the multichannel viewing event, and
a multichannel viewing event title, wherein the plurality of television channels comprises four or more distinct television channels;
storing, by a television receiver of the plurality of television receivers, the definition of the multichannel viewing event;
comparing, by the television receiver, a current time with the second start time and the end time;
determining, by the television receiver, that the current time is within a time period defined by the second start time and the end time;
in response to the current time being determined to be between the second start time and the end time, providing, by the television receiver, as part of an electronic programming guide (EPG), a single-selection option to activate the multichannel viewing event based on the multichannel viewing event definition, wherein:
the multichannel viewing event title is presented in association with the single-selection option as part of the EPG; and
after the first start time but before the second start time, the single-selection option to activate the multichannel viewing event based on the multichannel viewing event definition is presented as part of the EPG but is not available for selection;
receiving, by the television receiver, user input that selects the single-selection option;
in response to receiving the user input that selects the single-selection option, accessing, by the television receiver, the stored definition of the multichannel viewing event;
in response to the user input and the accessed stored definition of the multichannel viewing event, tuning one or more tuners of the television receiver based on the plurality of television channels defined in the definition of the multichannel viewing event; and
output a quad video stream that comprises live feeds of four television channels from the plurality of television channels, and, when presented by a display device, the quad video stream results in the live feeds of the four television channels being presented simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,014,941

PHOTON DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND TRANSMISSION DEVICE FOR MOBILE TERMINAL, AND PHOTON DATA RECEIVING DEVICE

KUANG-CHI INTELLIGENT PHO...

1. A photon data transmission method for a mobile terminal, comprising the following steps:using light signals with different luminance to denote to-be-transmitted data, the light signal having N luminance levels;
encoding 0?(N?1) M-ary numbers when the light signal is a single light signal element: using one light signal element with a corresponding luminance level to represent one M-ary number, so that a series of light signal elements represent a series of M-ary numbers;
performing combination coding on 0?(Nn?1) M-ary numbers when the light signal is a combination of n light signal elements: using one light signal element combination with a corresponding luminance level combination to represent one M-ary number, so that a series of light signal element combinations represent a series of M-ary numbers, wherein
M and N are natural numbers and n is an integer greater than 1; and sending the to-be-transmitted data as a light signal,
wherein, before the encoding step, the method further comprises the following steps:
A. generating test data: generating a set of test data or receiving a set of test data from a server;
B. encoding the test data by using light with luminance tuned at a specific quantity of luminance levels, and sending a test light signal: controlling luminance of a flash, encoding the test data by using the light with luminance tuned at the specific quantity of luminance levels, and then aiming at a photonic receive end and sending the test data as light information; and encoding the 0?(N?1) M-ary numbers when the test light signal is a single light signal element: using one light signal element with a corresponding luminance level to represent one M-ary number, so that a series of light signal elements represent a series of M-ary numbers; or
performing combination coding on 0?(Nn?1) M-ary numbers when the test light signal is a combination of n light signal elements: using one light signal element combination with a corresponding luminance level combination to represent one M-ary number, so that a series of light signal element combinations represent a series of M-ary numbers, wherein M and N are natural numbers and n is an integer greater than 1; and
C. obtaining, according to a result of recognizing the test data by the photonic receive end, a maximum quantity of light intensity levels that can be recognized by the photonic receive end for tuning luminance of a light signal; and
encoding the to-be-transmitted data in the encoding step by using the light signal with luminance tuned at the obtained maximum quantity of light intensity levels.

US Pat. No. 10,013,834

MONITORING REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF TOOLS WITHIN AN INVENTORY CONTROL SYSTEM

SNAP-ON INCORPORATED, Ke...

1. An inventory control system comprising: a tool storage device including a drawer or a tray having a plurality of storage locations for storing a plurality of objects;an image sensing device configured to capture images of the plurality of storage locations;
a display device configured to display information about the target object; and a processor configured to:
receive baseline images captured by the image sensing device when the plurality of storage locations are occupied by the plurality of objects, the first baseline images representing the plurality of objects in the plurality of storage locations;
obtain information identifying a relationship between positions in the plurality of storage locations and respective objects of the plurality of objects;
receive a selection of a target object among the plurality of objects,
identify a target location image of the received baseline images associated with the target object based on the obtained information,
identify target object coordinates within the target location image,
apply a visual contrast element to the target location image at the target object coordinates,
display on the display device a depiction of the inventory control system including a plurality of drawers or trays of the inventory control system in their relative size, shape, and location in the inventory control system;
distinguish on the display device, from among the plurality of drawers or trays, a drawer or tray housing the target object; and
after the drawer or tray housing the target object is opened, display on the display device the visual contrast element applied to the target location image at the target object coordinates on a display of the inventory control system to draw a user's attention to the target object.

US Pat. No. 10,014,661

METHOD AND APPARATUS INCLUDING IMPROVED VERTICAL-CAVITY SURFACE-EMITTING LASERS

Vixar, LLC, Plymouth, MN...

1. An apparatus comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) formed on the substrate, wherein the VCSEL includes:
a bottom mirror structure;
a top mirror structure comprising a distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) mirror structure and dielectric mirror structure; and
an active region between the bottom and top mirror structures and comprising one or more quantum wells; and
an etched mesa waveguide between the DBR mirror structure and dielectric mirror structure.

US Pat. No. 10,014,596

CONDUCTOR TERMINAL

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A conductor terminal comprising:an insulating housing that has a conductor insertion opening for inserting an electrical conductor and a contact pin insertion opening for inserting a contact pin; and
a clamping spring for clamping the electrical conductor, wherein the clamping spring has a clamping leg with a clamping edge oriented so as to rest against the electrical conductor to be clamped, has a spring bend, and has a support leg,
wherein the conductor insertion opening leads to the clamping edge in order to guide the electrical conductor to a clamping point formed by the clamping edge,
wherein the contact pin insertion opening extends into an interior of the insulating housing in an opposite direction to the conductor insertion opening and leads to the support leg in order to guide the contact pin to rest against the support leg,
wherein the support leg has a feed-through opening,
wherein a contact element is arranged on the clamping spring in the feed-through opening of the support leg between the inserted electrical conductor and the inserted contact pin, and
wherein the free end section of the support leg forms a clamping section for clamping the inserted contact pin between the clamping section and the contact element.

US Pat. No. 10,014,854

RESET CIRCUIT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A reset circuit, comprising:a control port;
a reset port;
a charging circuit comprising an input end connected with the control port, configured to generate a second voltage signal after a first voltage signal provided by the control port is received;
a driving circuit comprising an input end connected with an output end of the charging circuit, wherein the driving circuit is configured to amplify the second voltage signal after it is detected that the second voltage signal reaches a preset value and output the second voltage signal amplified to the execution circuit; and
an execution circuit comprising an input end connected with an output end of the driving circuit, and an output end connected with the reset port, wherein the execution circuit is configured to generate a reset signal after the second voltage signal amplified is received and transfer the reset signal to the reset port;
wherein the driving circuit comprises a MOS transistor, a resistor R7, and a first power supply end,
wherein the MOS transistor comprises a gate as the input end of the driving circuit, a source as the output end of the driving circuit and is grounded via the resistor R7, and a drain connected with the first power supply end.

US Pat. No. 10,014,579

METHOD OF TUNING AN NFC ANTENNA

A.K. Stamping Company, In...

1. A method for manufacturing and tuning a near field communication antenna comprising:loading one or more ferrite substrates onto a workstation;
loading an antenna biscuit onto the workstation, the antenna biscuit comprising one or more interconnected antennas;
stamping the antenna biscuit to form one or more individual antennas;
placing one or more glue cards onto the individual antennas to adhere the individual antennas to the glue cards;
positioning the individual antennas on the ferrite substrates to form one or more antenna assemblies;
measuring one or more functional properties of the antenna assemblies; and
adjusting the position of the individual antennas relative to the ferrite substrates to adjust functional properties of the antenna assemblies.

US Pat. No. 10,014,771

SWITCHING SHUNT REGULATOR CIRCUITS

ASTEC INTERNATIONAL LIMIT...

1. A switching shunt regulator circuit comprising:a current source having an input for receiving an input voltage, an output for providing a DC current to a DC load, a buffer, an inductor and an emitter switched bipolar transistor (ESBT) switch including a bipolar junction transistor (BJT) coupled in series with a metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET), a base of the BJT arranged to be driven by a current drawn from the output, only the MOSFET arranged to be driven by an output of the buffer, the buffer coupled to receive a bias supply voltage derived from a voltage at the output; and
a shunt voltage regulator coupled to the output of the current source;
wherein the buffer is configured to control the MOSFET to operate the inductor in a boundary mode to cycle a current through the inductor between about zero and an upper threshold;
wherein the current source is configured to provide DC current to the DC load and DC current to the shunt voltage regulator when the DC load is coupled to the output, the DC current to the shunt voltage regulator regulating a voltage at the output of the current source; and
wherein the shunt voltage regulator has a current carrying capacity greater than the sum of the DC current to the DC load and the DC current to the shunt voltage regulator.

US Pat. No. 10,013,394

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RE-MARGINATING DISPLAY CONTENT

RAKUTEN KOBO INC., Toron...

1. A method executed in a processor of a computing device, the computing device further including a memory storing instructions and a display screen having touch functionality, the method comprising:receiving indication of an object superposed on content rendered on the display screen, the content comprising display of one page in a series of digitally constructed pages;
determining a handedness preference based on a position of the object on the content;
calculating a location of a keep out margin for the content, the margin being located based on the handedness preference such that the content is viewable as rendered to a side thereof;
in response to receiving the indication of the object superposed on the content rendered on the display screen, automatically calculating the keep out margin based on a shape and a size of the superposed object, the keep out margin establishing a minimum-sized keep out zone to a side of the superposed object, wherein the keep out margin spans a vertical length of the display screen;
re-marginating the content by line-wrapping lines of the content about the keep out margin while maintaining a plurality of text attributes of the content; and
reconstructing a next one of the series of pages for display in accordance with the remargination by including at least a portion of the line-wrapped content thereinto.

US Pat. No. 10,012,891

PLATE FOR CAMERA EQUIPMENT

Really Right Stuff, LLC, ...

1. A camera mounting assembly for adjustably mounting a camera on a vertical support comprising:(a) a base member having an upper portion configured to support a lower surface of the camera and a lower portion forming an opposite pair of lower inclined edges;
(b) a side member forming an opposite pair of side inclined edges; and
(c) a fastening element configured to detachably fasten together said side member and said base member such that when the lower surface of the camera is supported by the base member, at least a portion of the side member is aligned with a side surface of the camera and configured such that a pair of moveable jaws of a quick-release mechanism is selectively engageable with the lower inclined edges and side inclined edges to adjustably mount the camera in a landscape orientation and a portrait orientation, respectively, while maintaining the camera in a generally centered position over the vertical support, said fastening element comprising a rotatable member accessible from a bottom surface of said base member when said lower surface of said camera is supported by said base member where rotation of said rotatable member detachably interconnects said side member to said base member when said camera is supported by said base member, said rotatable member movable in a first manner that permits said side member to slide with respect to said base member in such a manner to modify the spacing between said side member and said side surface of said camera when said lower surface of said camera is said supported by said base member, said rotatable member movable in a second manner that prevents said side member to slide with respect to said base member in such a manner to maintain the spacing between said side member and said side surface of said camera when said lower surface of said camera is said supported by said base member, said base member being free from extending along a substantial portion of said side surface of said camera when said camera is supported by said base member and said side member is detached from said base member;
(d) wherein said side member includes a leg portion that engages with said base member and said fastening element detachably fastens together said leg portion of said side member and said base member.

US Pat. No. 10,011,041

MODULAR PRESS

USNR, LLC, Woodland, WA ...

1. A press frame module comprising:a substantially planar body with opposite faces, an outer edge, and an inner edge, wherein the inner edge defines an opening that extends through the body; and
an upper platform and a lower platform coupled to the inner edge and extending at least partially through the opening, each of the platforms having a corresponding outer face, wherein the outer faces are spaced apart by a gap and extend substantially perpendicular to the faces of the body, and each of the outer faces defines a corresponding plane,
wherein the platforms and the inner edge of the body collectively define an elongate aperture with a middle portion and a first and a second end portion at opposite ends of the middle portion, and the end portions are curved such that the width of the elongate aperture along a first longitudinal axis that extends through the body between, and parallel to, said planes is greater than the width of the elongate aperture along a second longitudinal axis that extends through the body and one of said planes, and
wherein each of the end portions is at least partially defined by a corresponding portion of the inner edge that describes a first arc, a second arc, and a third arc, the center of curvature of the first arc is above the plane of the outer face of the upper platform, the center of curvature of the third arc is below the plane of the outer face of the lower platform, and the center of curvature of the second arc is between the platforms.

US Pat. No. 10,015,283

REMOTE PROCEDURE CALL MANAGEMENT

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A computing device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory containing instructions which when executed by the processor cause the processor to:
maintain a thread pool, comprising threads, for parallel processing of remote procedure call (RPC) requests;
receive an RPC request;
maintain a segmentation data structure specifying a set of asynchronous I/O events comprising a read RPC header event, a read RPC arguments event, a get RPC priority event, a call remote procedure event, and a send reply event;
segment the RPC request into a read RPC header segment, a read RPC arguments segment, a get RPC priority segment, a call remote procedure segment, and a send reply segment as a set of RPC request task segments using the segmentation data structure to parse the RPC request;
queue RPC request task segments, within the set of RPC request task segments, within an RPC work queue for assignment to threads within the thread pool for execution; and
assign a first priority to a first RPC request task segment of the RPC request and a second priority, less than the first priority, to a second RPC request task segment of a second RPC request to cause the first RPC request task segment to be queued in a higher queue position than the second RPC request task within the RPC work queue, wherein the first priority is assigned based upon at least one RPC request task segment of the RPC request having already been executed, and wherein the second priority is assigned based upon no RPC request task segments of the second RPC request having been executed.

US Pat. No. 10,014,923

SIGNALING SUPPORT FOR ANTENNA SELECTION USING SUBSET LISTS AND SUBSET MASKS

OPTIS CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY...

1. A wireless communication apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a memory with instructions stored therein which are able to be processed by the processor to facilitate:
obtaining an antenna subset list which identifies a configuration of virtual antennas, which represent a mapping of signals to physical antenna elements, associated with a scheduling unit that is associated with an at least one base station;
measuring pilot signals from the physical antenna elements;
selecting which configuration of at least one of the virtual antennas should be used for transmissions using the antenna subset list, the measured pilot signals, and a weighted antenna subset mask to prioritize one or more of the virtual antennas which are indicated as being available in the antenna subset list; and
sending an antenna selection signal which contains information requesting a scheduling unit to use said selected at least one virtual antennas for transmissions, wherein said antenna subset list is:
a concurrent combination of a first antenna subset list and a second antenna subset list that allows up to one virtual antenna to be selected from the first antenna subset list and up to one virtual antenna to be selected from the second antenna subset list.

US Pat. No. 10,011,365

AFT PYLON FAIRING FOR AIRCRAFT

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval,...

1. An aft fairing of a pylon where the pylon is suitable for securing an engine to structure of an aircraft, the fairing comprising:two opposite side panels extending generally along a longitudinal direction of the fairing;
a plurality of transverse ribs interconnecting the two opposite side panels, the ribs being spaced apart from each other along the longitudinal direction;
a heat shield for exposure to a primary flow of the engine, the heat shield extending generally along the longitudinal direction, the heat shield comprising transversely opposed side end portions and a mid portion disposed between the transversely opposed side end portions, the heat shield being secured to the ribs via the mid portion of the heat shield, the transversely opposed side end portions being permitted to move outwardly from the mid portion due to thermal expansion of the heat shield; and
a non-rigid connection between the transversely opposed side end portions of the heat shield and respective ones of the side panels, wherein the non-rigid connection comprises a spring clip secured to the heat shield for cooperation with a clip secured to the side panel.

US Pat. No. 10,011,357

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN INTEGRATED USER INTERFACE SYSTEM AT A SEAT

PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPOR...

1. A user interface system, comprising:an interface housing being mounted at a seat and having a transparent face panel and a port panel region disposed at a selected port panel region angle relative to said transparent face panel and forming a plurality of port openings, said interface housing being coupled with a shroud having a central shroud region being planar and an angled shroud portion being sloped adjacent to the central shroud region, defining a module opening and forming a pocket; and
a plurality of user interface system components including a video interface system having a touchscreen display for presenting control indicia and a touch point for activating the control indicia and a plurality of communication ports, said touchscreen display being disposed adjacent to said transparent face panel, said communication ports each being disposed adjacent to a respective port opening of said port panel region,
wherein said port panel region is disposed within the module opening that forms the pocket, thereby defining a channel, and
wherein a selected communication port enables said video interface system to couple with a user peripheral device via a selected port opening of the port panel region defining the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,013,806

AMBIENT LIGHT COMPENSATION FOR AUGMENTED OR VIRTUAL REALITY

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A method of displaying augmented reality, comprising:detecting at least one property pertaining to an ambient light;
modifying, based at least in part on the at least one detected property, a location of a virtual image; and
projecting light associated with the virtual image at the modified location to a user of an augmented reality system.

US Pat. No. 10,011,569

PROCESS FOR SYNTHESIZING OXIDIZED LACTAM COMPOUNDS

Alkermes Pharma Ireland L...

1. A method for preparing a compound of Formula V, comprising the step of reacting a compound of Formula VA:with a compound of Formula II:in the presence of an acid, whereinEach RA, RB, RC, and RD is independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, —CN, NH2, NR100R101, SR100, OR100, aliphatic, substituted aliphatic, aryl and substituted aryl; wherein R100 and R101, are independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, aliphatic, substituted aliphatic, aryl or substituted aryl;
X is —S— or —O—;
X2 is selected from CH and N;
R1, is selected from H, —C(RJ)(RK)—OR20, —C(RJ)(RK)—OC(O)OR20, —C(RJ)(RK)—OC(O)R20, —C(RJ)(RK)—OC(O)NR20R21, —(C(RJ)(RK))—OPO3MY, —(C(RJ)(RK))—OP(O)(OR20)(OR21), —[C(RJ)(RK)O]z—R20, —[C(RJ)(RK)O]z—C(O)OR20, —[C(RJ)(RK)O]z—C(O)R20, —[C(RJ)(RK)O]z—C(O)NR20R21, —[C(RJ)(RK)O]z—OPO3MY, —[C(RJ)(RK)O]z—P(O)2(OR20)M and —[C(RJ)(RK)O]z—P(O)(OR20)(OR21);
wherein each RJ and RK is independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, aliphatic, substituted aliphatic, aryl or substituted aryl;
each R20 and R21 is independently selected from hydrogen, aliphatic, substituted aliphatic, aryl or substituted aryl;
Y and M are the same or different and each is a monovalent cation; or M and Y together is a divalent cation; and
z is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10;
R2 is hydrogen, halogen, aliphatic, substituted aliphatic, aryl or substituted aryl;
n is selected from 0, 1, 2 or 3;
q is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9;
R6 is independently absent, hydrogen, halogen, aliphatic, substituted aliphatic, aryl, substituted aryl, heteroaryl, substituted heteroaryl, heterocyclyl or substituted heterocyclyl;
R7 and R8 are independently selected from absent, hydrogen, halogen, aliphatic, substituted aliphatic, aryl or substituted aryl; and
wherein said compound of Formula VA contain a primary, secondary or tertiary amine having a pKa of about 6 to about 45.

US Pat. No. 10,015,904

REMOVABLE FAN TRAY

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a fan tray having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the fan tray configured to be slideably disposed within a chassis by inserting the first end of the fan tray into the chassis; and
a key removeably coupled to the fan tray such that the key can be moved relative to the fan tray from a first position to a second position, the first position associated with a first air flow direction, the second position associated with a second air flow direction opposite the first air flow direction.

US Pat. No. 10,015,894

COMMUNICATIONS INTERFACE SYSTEM FOR LANDSCAPE CONTROL SYSTEMS

HUNTER INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A facepack for a landscaping control unit comprising:a housing having a first end, a second end, an interior, and a plurality of sides between the first end and the second end;
an electronic display on a front panel; and
at least one hinge pin having a first end and a second end and positioned at least partially within the interior of the facepack, the at least one hinge pin capable of transitioning between an extended position and a retracted position, the at least one hinge pin having a mating tip on the first end, the mating tip having a polygonal cross-section and extending out from the interior of the facepack when the at least one hinge pin is in the extended position, the mating tip configured to deflect into the interior of the facepack upon application of a force upon the mating tip toward the interior of the facepack.

US Pat. No. 10,015,293

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCORPORATING AN INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) SERVICE INTERFACE PROTOCOL LAYER IN A NODE

IOT Holdings, Inc., Wilm...

1. A method comprising:storing, at a first node, predefined service commands;
selecting, at the first node, one of the predefined service commands;
generating, at the first node, a service message comprising a first information element data field and an information element corresponding to the selected predefined service command in the first information element data field;
generating a predefined enrichment command that indicates whether the service message may be responded to by a proxy node;
sending, from the first node to a second node, the generated service message to command the second node to respond to the selected predefined service command;
sending the enrichment command to the second node;
receiving a message from the proxy node that is responsive to the service message sent to the second node based on the proxy node receiving the enrichment command.

US Pat. No. 10,012,744

IMAGING DEVICE USING A CLOSE PROXIMITY TAG TO CONFIGURE A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN) TRANSCEIVER

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION...

1. A portable imaging device, comprising:an imaging matrix of pixel detector elements, wherein each pixel detector element is configured to detect photon energy;
a tag reader configured to read wireless access point (WAP) configuration data from a close proximity tag and to read a control function code from the close proximity tag or a second close proximity tag, wherein the control function code is selected from a group consisting of an image device setting, a reset to default settings command, and combinations thereof;
a controller coupled to the imaging matrix, a wireless local area network (LAN) transceiver, and the tag reader, and configured to initialize the wireless LAN transceiver for communication with a specified WAP using the WAP configuration data and perform a control function on the imaging device based on the control function code; and
the wireless local area network (LAN) transceiver configured to transmit imaging matrix data to the specified WAP after the control function is performed on the imaging device.

US Pat. No. 10,015,841

MICRO HEATER AND MICRO SENSOR AND MANUFACTURING METHODS THEREOF

Point Engineering Co., Lt...

1. A micro heater comprising:a porous substrate formed of an aluminum oxide porous layer;
a heater electrode which is formed on said porous substrate and includes a heater wire and a heater electrode pad which is connected to said heater wire; and
an air gap which surrounds said heater wire is formed in said porous substrate,
wherein said air gap is formed by completely penetrating said porous substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,015,681

HETEROGENEOUS SELF-ORGANIZING NETWORK FOR ACCESS AND BACKHAUL

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method for determining if a user equipment (UE) should be handed over from a first base station to a second base station in a mesh network, comprising:receiving a signal from the UE at a first multi-radio access technology (multi-RAT) node, wherein the signal contains information sufficient to indicate that the UE is within range of the first multi-RAT node;
obtaining heuristic information from the UE, wherein said heuristic information includes a signal strength measurement for either the first multi-RAT node or a second multi-RAT node, the second multi-RAT node being coupled to the first multi-RAT node via the mesh network;
sending the heuristic information to a self-organizing network (SON) processing node as a gateway in a data path between the first multi-RAT node and an operator core network;
creating, at the SON processing node, a position profile for the UE based on the heuristic information;
transmitting a message reflecting the position profile to the first multi-RAT node via the mesh network; and
performing a handover of the UE from the first multi-RAT node to the second multi-RAT node.

US Pat. No. 10,015,309

CONDITIONAL TWO STAGE DISTRIBUTED CORRELATION OF CP-UP FOR IMS PROTOCOLS

NetScout Systems Texas, L...

1. A network monitoring system for monitoring calls in a VoLTE network, the calls having session initiation protocol (SIP), real time protocol (RTP) and H.248 portions, the network monitoring system comprising:one or more monitoring probes, executed by one or more processors, coupled to network interfaces and placed at different monitoring points and first correlation processor and second correlation processor, the one or more monitoring probes configured to capture data packets from the network interfaces, the data packets associated with messages exchanged between network nodes, the one or more monitoring probes further configured to:
generate SIP data records, RTP data records and H.248 data records by monitoring the SIP, RTP and H.248 portions of the calls in the VoLTE network;
for each generated SIP data record:
send the generated SIP data record to the second correlation processor based on a distribution key;
generate a routing label, wherein the routing label includes at least the distribution key, a first attribute and a second attribute; and
send the generated routing label to the first correlation processor;
for each generated H.248 data record and generated RTP data record:
send the generated H.248 data record and the generated RTP data record to the first correlation processor based on the first and the second attributes, respectively;
the first correlation processor configured to:
correlate received RTP data records and the generated routing label for each generated SIP record based on the second attribute;
correlate received H.248 data records and the generated routing label for each generated SIP data record based on the first attribute;
insert the distribution key into the correlated RTP and H.248 data records; and
send the correlated RTP data records and the correlated H.248 data records to the second correlation processor based on the distribution key; and
the second correlation processor configured to:
bind the generated SIP data records with the correlated RTP data records and with the correlated H.248 data records to a single call based on the distribution key.

US Pat. No. 10,014,798

DRIVER AND OUTPUT CIRCUIT FOR POWERING SEMICONDUCTOR LOADS

VLT, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA...

1. A method of converting power received from an input source at an input voltage via power transformer for supplying a load at a DC output voltage, comprising:providing a driver circuit having an input for receiving power from the source and a driver output,
providing an output circuit for deployment near the load, the output circuit having an AC input and an output for supplying the DC output voltage to the load,
providing a power transformer having a first winding for electrical connection to the driver output and a second winding for electrical connection to the AC input of the output circuit;
forming a resonant circuit including a winding of the power transformer, the resonant circuit being characterized by a characteristic resonant period;
providing a power bus between the driver circuit and the power transformer;
operating the driver circuit to drive the power transformer in a series of converter operating cycles, each converter operating cycle characterized by two power transfer phases of essentially equal duration each having a duration less than the characteristic resonant period, during which one or more switches in the driver circuit are ON and power is transferred from the input to the output via the power transformer; and
deploying the driver circuit as a self contained unit at a first location separated from the output circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,014,688

SIMULATION CIRCUIT OF AN ALTERNATING ELECTRIC GRID AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME

Electricite de France, (...

1. A simulation circuit for simulating an alternating electric grid, the circuit having at least one AC port, the circuit comprising at least one bank of first branches connected in parallel to the AC port, each first branch comprising at least one first resistors and at least one switch to selectively connect the at least one first resistor to the AC portwherein the circuit further comprises at least one reversible AC-DC converter comprising a second AC side connected to the AC port and a DC side connected to a direct current power dissipation sub-circuit connected to at least one electric battery capable of being charged with direct current and of being discharged with direct current.

US Pat. No. 10,015,902

INTEGRATED MOVEABLE AND LOCKABLE RAIL

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. An integrated lockable shelf rail configured to operate in pairs to support an electronic component, the rail comprising:a front bracket configured to attach to a first vertical support and having a forward facing first plate;
a track assembly configured to be coupled to the front bracket, the track assembly including:
a forward support having a forward facing second plate configured to overlap with the first plate;
a longitudinally extending inwardly facing C-shaped track member; and
first and second telescoping arms slideably nested in the track member;
a shelf bracket including a horizontal support surface configured to support the electronic component, a first side plate configured to couple to the second arm, a forward facing third plate configured to overlap with the second plate, and an upwardly extending fourth plate; and
a hole in each of the first, second and third plates which, when the first, second and third plates overlap, collectively define a common hole;
wherein when the rail is in an assembly state and a first fastener is inserted into the common hole through the first, second and third plates, the first fastener secures the shelf bracket;
wherein the horizontal support surface extends from the top of the first side plate and supports the electronic component; and
wherein the upwardly extending fourth plate is a side rail to prevent a lateral movement of the electronic component.

US Pat. No. 10,012,853

FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE BONDING METHOD

Corning Precision Materia...

1. A bonding method for a flexible substrate comprising:preparing a flexible substrate and a carrier substrate; and
bonding the flexible substrate wound on a rotating roller onto the carrier substrate while moving the carrier substrate using a transportation unit, wherein the roller comprises a concave portion on an outer surface of the roller,
wherein bonding the flexible substrate onto the carrier substrate comprises bringing one edge portion of the flexible substrate into contact with the carrier substrate, and gradually bonding the flexible substrate onto the carrier substrate in a direction from the one edge portion toward a second edge portion.

US Pat. No. 10,012,529

EARHEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD II

Staton Techiya, LLC, Del...

1. A method of operating an audio device comprising:measuring sound pressure levels (SPLECM1) for a first acoustic energy received by an ear canal receiver (ECR) operating in an ear canal microphone (ECM) mode during a time increment ?t;
measuring sound pressure levels (SPLECM2) for a second acoustic energy received by an ear canal microphone (ECM) during the time increment ?t, wherein measurements corresponding to SPLECM1 and SPLECM2 are free field equivalent values which are measured while the audio device remains in a same position; and
calculating a calibration relationship between an intensity of the second acoustic energy with pressure measurements made by the ECM during the time increment ?t.

US Pat. No. 10,015,886

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PORTABLE DATA CARRIERS

1. A method for producing a portable data carrier, wherein at least one spatial structure is three dimensionally printed, wherein the shape and the size of the at least one spatial structure corresponds to at least one component to be inserted in the at least one spatial structure, andwherein the at least one spatial structure is printed on at least one first foil.

US Pat. No. 10,015,759

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR UPLINK SYNCHRONIZING IN MULTIPLE COMPONENT CARRIER SYSTEM

GOLDPEAK INNOVATIONS INC,...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:a receiver to receive a first field comprising a first serving cell index (SCellindex) to release a serving cell (SCell) associated with the first SCellindex and a second field comprising at least one SCellIndex to add one or more SCell associated with the at least one SCellIndex and an identifier of a timing advance group (TAG) associated with the one or more SCell;
a radio resource control (RRC) processor to release the SCell associated with the first SCellIndex and to add the one or more SCell as an available SCell for use with the UE and to associate the one or more SCell with another available SCell associated with same TAG identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,015,582

EARBUD MONITORING DEVICES

Valencell, Inc., Raleigh...

1. An earbud, comprising:a speaker driver;
a printed circuit board (PCB) directly mounted on a surface of the speaker driver; and
a sensor module supported by the PCB and electrically connected to the speaker driver, wherein the sensor module comprises an optical source and an optical detector, and wherein the sensor module is configured to detect and/or measure physiological information from a subject wearing the earbud,
wherein the PCB is an elongated, flexible PCB having a distal end portion, and wherein the optical source and optical detector are secured to the PCB at the distal end portion.

US Pat. No. 10,011,030

RAZOR BLADES

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A method of treating one or more coated razor blade edges comprising the steps of:(a) treating said one or more coated razor blade edges in a solvent, thereby modifying said one or more coated razor blade edges in said solvent;
(b) treating said modified one or more coated razor blade edges in said modified solvent and further modifying said one or more modified coated razor blade edges and said modified solvent; and
(c) repeating step (b) one or more times.

US Pat. No. 10,014,813

METHODS FOR SWITCHING ON AND FOR SWITCHING OFF AN N-PHASE ELECTRIC MACHINE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

13. A computer program which prompts a processing unit to carry out a method for switching on an n-phase electric machine in a motor vehicle, the n-phase electric machine that includes a rotor with a rotor winding and to which an excitation current may be applied, and a stator with an n-phase stator winding and to which an n-phase voltage may be applied, the method comprising:switching on the excitation current in order to energize the rotor winding, wherein during a first time period when the rotor winding is energized the n-phase electric machine is switched off;
determining a parameter which influences a synchronous generated internal voltage, wherein the synchronous generated internal voltage corresponds to a voltage that is induced in the stator winding by the energized rotor winding during the first time period when the n-phase electric machine is switched off; and
after the first time period, switching on the n phase electric machine by applying the phase voltage to the stator when the parameter which influences the synchronous generated internal voltage reaches a certain threshold value, wherein the threshold value corresponds to a value of the phase voltage immediately after the switching on takes place.

US Pat. No. 10,013,679

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING VEHICLE SERVICE CONTENT FROM METADATA REPRESENTING MEANING OF VEHICLE SERVICE DATA

Snap-on Incorporated, Ke...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a processor, first vehicle service data represents terms of a natural human language that match one or more taxonomy terms within a defined taxonomy searchable by the processor, wherein a first identifier uniquely identifies the first vehicle service data;
associating, by the processor, a meaning with the first vehicle service data based on the terms of the natural human language represented by the first vehicle service data that match the one or more taxonomy terms;
generating, by the processor, first metadata that represents the meaning associated with the first vehicle service data;
generating vehicle service content based at least in part on the first metadata;
generating, by the processor, second metadata that represents a meaning with at least a portion of second vehicle service data;
aggregating, by the processor, at least the first metadata and the second metadata to produce aggregated metadata;
associating, by the processor, the first identifier with the first metadata;
receiving a request for the vehicle service content, wherein the request includes the first identifier and/or the first metadata, and
in response to the request for the vehicle service content, sending the vehicle service content to be displayed by a service tool.

US Pat. No. 10,012,101

SEAL SYSTEM FOR A GAS TURBINE

ANSALDO ENERGIA IP UK LIM...

1. A seal system for a passage between a turbine stator and a turbine rotor of a turbine, the seal system comprising:a first seal base facing radially inwards from the turbine stator,
a first seal attached to the first seal base and extending radially inwards from the first seal base,
a first arm extending radially outwards from the turbine rotor and toward the first seal, and terminating short of the first seal thereby creating a first gap between the first seal and the first arm,
a second seal base facing in an axial direction from the turbine stator, a second seal attached to the second seal base and extending axially from the second seal base towards the turbine rotor,
a second arm extending axially from the turbine rotor towards the second seal base, and terminating short of the second seal thereby creating a second gap between the second seal and the second arm; and
a locking plate attached to a row of rotating blades from which at least one of the first arm and the second arm extend.

US Pat. No. 10,011,298

ELECTRIC POWER ASSISTED STEERING SYSTEM

TRW LIMITED, Solihull, W...

1. An electric power assisted steering apparatus comprising:a combined angular position and torque sensor assembly comprising an upper column shaft that in use is operatively connected to a steering wheel of a vehicle, a lower column shaft that in use is operatively connected to road wheels of the vehicle, a torsion bar that interconnects the upper column shaft and the lower column shaft,
a first torque signal generating means that generates a first torque signal based on angular deflection of the torsion bar,
a second torque signal generating means that generates a second torque signal based on the angular deflection of the torsion bar,
an absolute position signal generating means that in use produces an absolute upper column position signal indicative of the angular position of the upper column shaft,
an electric motor that is connected to the lower column shaft of the torque sensor assembly so that a change in the angular position of the motor produces a corresponding change in the angular position of the output shaft and the relative angular positions are unaffected by torsion carried by the torsion bar, and
a motor position sensor carried by the motor that provides a motor position signal dependent on the angular position of a motor rotor,
wherein the apparatus further comprises a virtual torque signal generating means that in use is adapted to determine a third torque signal from a combination of the motor position signal and the absolute upper column position signal produced by the absolute position signal generating means.

US Pat. No. 10,010,435

ORTHOPEDIC DAMPING DEVICE

OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBH...

1. An orthopedic damping device, comprising:a movably mounted piston;
at least one chamber which has a wall;
a compressible medium configured to be compressed within the at least one chamber by moving the piston in a first direction and decompressed by moving the piston in an opposite, second direction;
wherein:
the at least one chamber is connected to an outlet channel,
the outlet channel is connected in flow communication with a surrounding atmosphere,
the outlet channel is assigned a closure element,
the closure element is slidably mounted on a support, the closure element controlling release of the compressible medium to the surrounding atmosphere,
the support is at least one of coupled to the piston or formed as the piston, and
the closure element is coupled to a contact region.

US Pat. No. 10,010,424

IMPLANT

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. A surgical method comprising the steps of:removing at least part of an articulating surface at an end of a bone;
coupling a distal portion of an arthroplasty implant to the end of the bone, the arthroplasty implant comprising a proximal neck portion extending from the distal portion;
securing bone fragments to a collar with sutures extending between the bone fragments or attached soft tissue and at least one of a plurality of attachment portions formed in the collar;
coupling complementary features of the collar and a reverse surface of an articulation component together to secure the collar to the reverse surface, the articulation component further comprising a bearing surface; and
coupling the articulation component to the proximal neck portion of the arthroplasty implant such that a neck hole of the collar passes around the coupling between the proximal neck portion of the arthroplasty implant and the articulation component; and wherein the step of securing the bone fragments to the collar is performed with the articulation component detached from the collar.

US Pat. No. 10,015,874

HYBRID STANDING WAVE LINEAR ACCELERATORS PROVIDING ACCELERATED CHARGED PARTICLES OR RADIATION BEAMS

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION...

1. A hybrid linear accelerator comprising:a source of charged particles configured to provide an input beam of charged particles;
a standing wave linear accelerator section configured to receive the input beam of charged particles and accelerate the charged particles, the standing wave linear accelerator section providing an intermediate beam of accelerated electrons;
a traveling wave linear accelerator section configured to receive the intermediate beam of accelerated electrons, and to further increase the momentum and energy of the intermediate beam of accelerated electrons, the traveling wave linear accelerator section providing an output beam of charged particles;
a drift tube configured to provide a path for passage of the intermediate beam from the standing wave linear accelerator section to the traveling wave linear accelerator section, the drift tube configured to RF decouple the standing wave linear accelerator section from the traveling wave linear accelerator section to further increase the momentum and energy of the intermediate beam;
an RF source configured to provide RF power to the traveling wave linear accelerator section; and
a first RF waveguide having an input coupled to an output of the traveling wave linear accelerator section and an output coupled to an input of the standing wave linear accelerator section;
wherein RF power remaining after attenuation in the traveling wave linear accelerator section is fed to the standing wave linear accelerator section to accelerate the charged particles.

US Pat. No. 10,015,825

SMART-HOME DEVICE FACILITATING CONVENIENT SETUP OF PLURAL INSTANCES THEREOF IN THE SMART HOME

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for using a first smart-home device to pair a second smart-home device to a user account, the method comprising:receiving, by the first smart-home device, first wireless communications, wherein the first wireless communications use a first wireless protocol, and wherein the first smart-home device has previously been paired with the user account;
receiving, by the first smart-home device, a transmission that instructs the first smart-home device to establish second wireless communications between the first smart-home device and the second smart-home device;
establishing, between the first smart-home device and the second smart-home device, the second wireless communications, wherein the second wireless communications use a second wireless protocol;
receiving, by the first smart-home device, and using the first wireless protocol, information allowing the second smart-home device to use the first wireless protocol; and
sending, by the first smart-home device to the second smart-home device, and using the second wireless protocol, the information allowing the second smart-home device to use the first wireless protocol;
whereby a new pairing between the second smart-home device and the user account is established using the first wireless protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,013,846

ELECTRONIC GAMING DEVICE WITH REARRANGEABLE REELS

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. An electronic gaming device comprising:a monetary funds accepting mechanism for accepting monetary funds in creating a player credit balance;
at least one display device;
at least one player input device;
a memory device;
a processor; and
machine-readable code stored in said memory device executable by said processor to, in response to a wager placed by a player from said player credit balance, cause said at least one display device to display an initial set of game symbols in a plurality of positions, to receive input from said player of an election to change the positions of two or more of said game symbols, change said positions of said two or more game symbols to create and display via said at least one display device a modified initial set of game symbols, and to evaluate said modified initial set of game symbols for winning outcomes.

US Pat. No. 10,013,134

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING QUALITY OF SERVICE IN A VIDEO GAME BASED ON PRIORITY

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A system configured to provide a virtual space to users, wherein the users include a first user and a second user, wherein the users are associated with client computing platforms, wherein the first user is associated with a first client computing platform, the system comprising:one or more processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
execute an instance of the virtual space, and use the instance to generate state information that is transmitted to client computing platforms over a network, the state information facilitating presentation of views of the virtual space via the client computing platforms associated with the users, wherein execution of the instance further enables interaction by the users with the virtual space and/or each other by performing operations in the instances of the virtual space in response to commands received over the network from the client computing platforms;
facilitate interaction between the users and the virtual space by receiving input commands from the users via the client computing platforms, wherein the client computing platforms are configured to communicatively link with the system via the network;
receive the input commands from the users via the client computing platforms, the input commands indicating actions that should be taken in the instance of the virtual space, wherein the input commands include a first input command received from the first user via the first client computing platform, the first input command indicating a first action that should be taken in the instance of the virtual space;
determine values for a user value metric for the individual users, wherein the determined values reflect financial values of previous expenditures by the individual users within the virtual space, wherein the determined values include a first determined value for the first user;
determine a first quality of service for the first action indicated by the first input command from the first user, wherein the first quality of service is based on the first determined value for the first user and further based on the first action; and
responsive to reception of the input commands including the first input command, initiate actions including the first action in the instance of the virtual space that correspond to the input commands such that the actions are reflected in the views of the virtual space;
wherein responsive to the determination of the first quality of service for the first action, the first action is initiated in the instance of the virtual space with the first quality of service.

US Pat. No. 10,012,668

TRIPLE-REDUNDANT AIR DATA SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A system comprising:a first multi-function probe (MFP) comprising a first plurality of pressure sensing ports for sensing pressure of an oncoming airflow about an aircraft exterior, the first MFP having a first electronics channel and a second electronics channel;
a first static pressure sensor configured to sense static pressure of the oncoming airflow about the aircraft exterior and electrically coupled with the first electronics channel of the first MFP to form a first air data system providing first aircraft air data parameter outputs;
a second MFP comprising a second plurality of pressure sensing ports for sensing the pressure of the oncoming airflow about the aircraft exterior, the second MFP having a first electronics channel and a second electronics channel; and
a second static pressure sensor configured to sense the static pressure of the oncoming airflow about the aircraft exterior and electrically coupled with the first electronics channel of the second MFP to form a second air data system providing second aircraft air data parameter outputs;
wherein the second electronics channel of the first MFP is electrically coupled with the second electronics channel of the second MFP to form a third air data system providing third aircraft air data parameter outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,012,355

COMBINATION RETROFIT AND NEW CONSTRUCTION TROFFER LIGHT FIXTURE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A light fixture kit for use in either retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture or for use in new construction, comprising:a self-supporting adaptor bracket set configured to rest on a T-bar of a ceiling system and further configured to optionally receive a housing of the existing troffer light fixture, and
a light assembly including a light source, the light assembly configured to engage with and be secured to the self-supporting adaptor bracket set,
wherein the self-supporting adaptor bracket set includes a first adaptor bracket portion hingedly coupled to a second adaptor bracket portion, and a third adaptor bracket portion that is hingedly coupled to a third a fourth adaptor bracket portion, wherein the self-supporting adaptor bracket set selectively receives and secures the light assembly, wherein the self-supporting adaptor bracket set is selectively repositionable between a folded position and an extended position, and wherein the light assembly is receivable by the self-supporting adaptor bracket set when the self-supporting adaptor bracket set is configured in the extended position.

US Pat. No. 10,012,108

GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENT

GKN Aerospace Sweden AB, ...

1. A component for a gas turbine engine, the component comprising:an outer ring structure, an inner ring structure, and a plurality of circumferentially spaced radial elements for transferring loads between the inner ring structure and the outer ring structure, wherein the outer ring structure comprises a circular ring member for withstanding an internal pressure during operation of the gas turbine engine;
wherein the outer ring structure comprises a first set of circumferentially distributed and substantially straight reinforcement ribs for achieving radial stiffness, wherein the reinforcement ribs form sides in a polygonal shape and wherein each of said reinforcement ribs extends between two adjacent radial elements; and
wherein the reinforcement ribs are arranged radially inwards of the circular ring member.

US Pat. No. 10,010,401

WOVEN PROSTHESIS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC...

1. An implantable medical prosthesis comprising:a woven base comprising base warp yarns interwoven with weft yarn passes, the woven base at least partially forming smaller and larger diameter portions of the prosthesis; and
one or more velour warp yarns forming part of and interwoven with the weft yarn passes in both the smaller and larger diameter portions;
wherein in at least a portion of the larger diameter portion at least one of the one or more velour warp yarns incorporated into the woven base exhibits a weave pattern having the same frequency of interlacing as the woven base, and wherein the prosthesis is seamless.

US Pat. No. 10,011,987

MAIN TEE SPLICE PLATE

USG INTERIORS, LLC, Chic...

1. A suspended ceiling grid structure comprising first and second grid tees joined at respective ends by a splice plate, the grid tees each having an upper hollow reinforcing bulb, a lower horizontal flange, and a vertical web joining the bulb with the flange, the bulb and flange being generally symmetrically disposed about a vertical plane in which the web lies, the web of the first tee having a first height, the web of the second tee having a second height greater than the first height and contributing to a beam strength of the second tee that is greater than a beam strength of the first tee whereby the second tee is capable of carrying a ceiling weight loading across an unsupported span greater in length than an unsupported span length that the first tee under the same loading is capable of carrying, the splice plate being flat with a first section in contact with a bottom of the reinforcing bulb at the web and the flange at the web of the first tee, and a second section in contact with a bottom of the reinforcing bulb at the web and the flange at the web of the second tee, the splice plate serving to vertically and horizontally align the first tee to the second tee, the flat splice plate abutting the webs of the first and second tees across full height areas between the reinforcing bulb and flange of the first tee and the reinforcing bulb and flange of the second tee, the first section adjacent a mid-length of the splice plate including an aperture for receiving a bulbous formation of an end connector on the first tee.

US Pat. No. 10,011,895

ASSEMBLY FABRICATION AND MODIFICATION OF ELASTICITY IN MATERIALS

Gyrus ACMI, Inc., Southb...

1. A method for manufacturing an ultrasonic probe assembly comprising:receiving the ultrasonic probe assembly including a first portion of material and a second portion of material, the first portion of material having a different modulus of elasticity than the second portion of material; and
exposing the ultrasonic probe assembly to a heating/cooling cycle, exposure of the ultrasonic probe assembly to the heating/cooling cycle modifying a modulus of elasticity of the first portion of material and a modulus of elasticity of the second portion of material.

US Pat. No. 10,011,155

NESTED HVAC LINES

Ford Global Technologies ...

8. A vehicle heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system comprising a plurality of HVAC lines adapted for transport of fluids at a high temperature and/or pressure and a plurality of HVAC lines adapted for transport of fluids at a low temperature and/or pressure, further including one or more HVAC conduits each comprising a first HVAC line at least partially nested within an open receiver defined by a second HVAC line.

US Pat. No. 10,010,315

TISSUE ANCHORS AND PERCUTANEOUS TRICUSPID VALVE REPAIR USING A TISSUE ANCHOR

Mitralign, Inc., Tewksbu...

1. A method comprising:locating a first location near a heart valve annulus;
advancing a tissue anchor delivery catheter to the first location, wherein the tissue anchor delivery catheter includes a deflectable tissue anchor holder that extends axially and longitudinally along an exterior of a shaft of the tissue anchor delivery catheter, the tissue anchor holder having a first end fixed to the shaft and an opposite free second end that is located distal to the first end, the second end of the tissue anchor holder configured to move radially outward from the shaft;
capturing a first tissue anchor on the tissue anchor holder and deploying a distal portion of a first tissue anchor across the heart valve annulus at the first location;
deploying a proximal portion of the first tissue anchor at the first location;
locating a second location near the heart valve annulus;
capturing a second tissue anchor on the tissue anchor holder and deploying a distal portion of a second tissue anchor across the heart valve annulus at the second location;
deploying a proximal portion of the second tissue anchor at the second location;
wherein the first tissue anchor and the second tissue anchor are connected with a continuous portion of a flexible tensioning member; and
changing a distance between the first and second tissue anchors.

US Pat. No. 10,015,899

TERMINAL BLOCK WITH SEALED INTERCONNECT SYSTEM

Rosemount Inc., Shakopee...

1. A process variable transmitter for use in an industrial process, comprising:a housing having a cavity formed therein, the housing including a barrier which divides the cavity into first and second cavities;
measurement circuitry in the first cavity configured to measure a process variable of the industrial process; and
a terminal block assembly in the second cavity, the terminal block assembly forming a seal with the housing thereby forming a third cavity between the barrier and a circuit board of the terminal block assembly, the terminal block assembly including a shroud member arranged to define the third cavity, wherein the third cavity formed between the barrier and the circuit board forms a compartment sealed from exposure to an environment in the second cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,015,896

VENTILATED ELECTRONIC DISPLAY ENCLOSURE

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

9. An electronic sign comprising:a sign structure; and
one or more display enclosure assemblies mounted to the sign structure, wherein the sign structure and the one or more display enclosure assemblies enclose a sign interior space and separate the sign interior space from a sign exterior;
each of the one or more display enclosure assemblies comprising:
a cabinet located at least partially in the sign interior space, the cabinet enclosing a cabinet interior space, and wherein the cabinet comprises a front cabinet wall and a rear cabinet wall;
one or more display modules at least partially enclosed within the cabinet interior space, wherein each of the one or more display modules comprises a front face, wherein the one or more front faces of the one or more display modules cooperate to form an electronic display along the front cabinet wall;
one or more fans mounted at the rear cabinet wall, each of the one or more fans comprising a fan intake facing rearward into the sign interior space and a fan exhaust facing into the cabinet interior space;
a vent comprising a plenum extending through the cabinet between the sign exterior in front of the cabinet to the sign interior space behind the rear cabinet wall, the vent providing a first pathway for cooling air to pass from the sign exterior, through the plenum, and into the sign interior space behind the rear cabinet wall so that the cooling air is available to be drawn into the cabinet interior space by the one or more fans; and
an exhaust providing a second pathway for warmed air to pass from the cabinet interior space to the sign exterior.

US Pat. No. 10,015,883

LED PACKAGE FOR LAMP OF VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., ...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) package for a lamp of a vehicle, comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB);
an LED circuit unit including an LED chip, a zener diode, a thermistor, and a resistor mounted on the PCB, each of the LED chip, the zener diode, the thermistor and the resistor comprising first and second terminals for electrical connection;
a connector for connecting the LED circuit unit to at least one battery of the vehicle and to a common ground of vehicle body, the connecter comprising a first pin, a second pin, a third pin and a fourth pin;
a first wire connecting the first pin or the connector to the first terminal of the LED chip;
a second wire connecting the second pin of the connector to the first terminal of the thermistor;
a third wire connecting the third pin of the connector to the first terminal of the resistor; and
a fourth wire connecting the fourth pin of the connector to the second terminal of each of the LED chip, the thermistor and the resistor via their second terminals,
wherein the first, second, third and fourth wires are not electrically connected to each other on the LED package such that the fourth pin provides a common ground connection for all of the LED chip, the thermistor and the resistor.

US Pat. No. 10,012,352

TROFFER LIGHT FIXTURE RETROFIT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

11. An adaptor bracket for retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture, comprising:a frame member configured to rest on a T-bar of a ceiling system, and further configured to be located between the T-bar and a troffer housing of the existing troffer light fixture;
an aperture including a slot and a notch, the notch extending from and is smaller than the slot, the aperture configured to accept both a hinge and a latch of a door assembly, but only one of said hinge and said latch at any one point in time, wherein the latch is a distinct component of the door assembly separate from the hinge; and
a latch surface configured to engage with a latch of a troffer door assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,011,027

LEG STRUCTURE AND HUMANOID ROBOT

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A leg structure for connecting a waist structure and two foot structures of a humanoid robot, the leg structure comprising:a pair of first-stage leg servos connected to the waist structure, each of the first-stage leg servos comprising a first output shaft;
second-stage leg servos corresponding to and arranged opposite to the first-stage leg servos, the second-stage leg servos comprising second output shafts perpendicular to the first output shaft;
a pair of connecting assemblies each configured for mounting one of the first-stage leg servos and one of the second-stage leg servos, the connecting assemblies each comprising a connecting member for mounting one end of the first output shaft and one end of the second output shaft, a first end cover securely connected to the connecting member and configured for mounting the other end of the first output shaft, and a second end cover securely connected to the connecting member and configured for mounting the other end of the second output shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,015,882

MODULAR SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A semiconductor package comprising:a carrier having a top surface, wherein the top surface of the carrier is planar;
a die attached directly to the top surface of the carrier;
a signal carrying component capable of transmitting signals, the signal carrying component having a top surface, a bottom surface attached to the top surface of the carrier, and an opening disposed around the die, wherein the signal carrying component is electrically coupled to the die through one or more interconnects;
at least one first component, wherein:
the at least one first component is at least one of a group consisting of transistors, diodes, resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transformers; and
the at least one first component is at least partially disposed in the opening and attached directly to the top surface of the carrier; and
a lid attached to the top surface of the signal carrying component such that the carrier, the signal carrying component, and the lid enclose the die and the at least one first component;
wherein the signal carrying component comprises a printed circuit board; and
wherein the lid is plastic or ceramic and the carrier is metal.

US Pat. No. 10,015,167

EXTENSIBLE KEY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR APPLICATION PROGRAM INTERFACES

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A method of performing extensible key management for application program interfaces (APIs), the method comprising:accessing, by a processor, an application via a developer services portal;
identifying, by the processor, initiation via the developer services portal of an association of the application with an external API of a third party provider service;
transparently and automatically creating, by the processor, a new account with the third party provider service on behalf of a developer of the application based on identification of the initiation via the developer services portal;
transmitting, by the processor, a request for a sub-key for the new account and a master key previously provided from the third party provider service, the master key providing authorization to obtain the sub-key on behalf of the developer;
obtaining, by the processor, the sub-key for association with the new account, the sub-key for the external API of the third party provider service;
mapping, by the processor, an association between the new account, the sub-key, the application, and the external API of the third party provider service;
invoking, by the processor, key management services in response to a service call message including a developer API key, the service call message resulting from a request from a user device executing the application;
executing the key management services by the processor to retrieve the sub-key based on the association mapped between the sub-key, the application, and the external API of the third party provider service;
injecting, by the processor, via the key management services, the sub-key into the service call message in response to the developer API key of the developer being included in the service call message; and
proxying, by the processor, the service call message with the injected sub-key to the external API of the third party provider service.

US Pat. No. 10,014,128

PORTABLE POWER TOOL WITH TRIGGER SWITCH, TRIGGER RELEASE AND LOCK-ON MECHANISM COMBINATION

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A power tool comprising:a housing;
a motor enclosed within the housing;
a work element configured to be driven by the motor;
a trigger movably secured to the housing, the trigger being configured to be moved to an ON position at which power is supplied to the motor and to an OFF position at which power is disconnected from the motor; and
a locking assembly supported by the housing and including a lock-OFF mechanism configured to lock the trigger in the OFF position and a lock-ON mechanism configured to lock the trigger in the ON position,
wherein, when the trigger is not locked in the OFF position or the ON position, the trigger is in an unlocked mode in which the trigger is allowed to move between the OFF and ON positions,
wherein the trigger is configured to move between an extended position and a depressed position, the extended position corresponding to the OFF position, the depressed position corresponding to the ON position,
wherein the lock-OFF mechanism is configured to releasably lock the trigger in the extended position,
wherein the lock-ON mechanism is configured to releasably lock the trigger in the depressed position,
wherein the lock-OFF mechanism is movably supported by the housing for movement between a blocking position and a non-blocking position with respect to the trigger,
wherein the lock-OFF mechanism includes a lock-OFF structure such that when the trigger is in the OFF position and the lock-OFF mechanism is in the non-blocking position, the lock-OFF structure is positioned to allow the trigger to move between the OFF and ON positions, and, when the trigger is in the OFF position and the lock-OFF mechanism is in the blocking position, the lock-OFF structure is positioned to block movement of the trigger from the OFF position,
wherein the lock-OFF mechanism includes at least one actuator that is accessible from an exterior of the housing and configured to move the lock-OFF mechanism between the blocking position and the non-blocking position,
wherein the lock-OFF mechanism is laterally slidable with respect to the housing and the trigger between the blocking and non-blocking positions,
wherein at least one actuator includes a first actuator located at a first lateral end of the locking mechanism for moving the locking mechanism from the blocking position to the non-blocking position and a second actuator located at a second lateral end of the locking mechanism for moving the locking mechanism from the non-blocking position to the blocking position,
wherein the lock-ON mechanism is movably supported by the housing for movement between a blocking position and a non-blocking position with respect to the trigger,
wherein the lock-ON mechanism includes a lock-ON structure such that when the trigger is in the ON position and the lock-ON mechanism is in the non-blocking position, the lock-ON structure is positioned to allow the trigger to move between the OFF and ON positions, and, when the trigger is in the ON position and the lock-ON mechanism is in the blocking position, the lock-ON structure is positioned to block movement of the trigger from the ON position,
wherein the lock-ON mechanism includes a push button that is accessible from an exterior of the housing and configured to move the lock-ON mechanism from the non-blocking position to the blocking position,
wherein the lock-ON mechanism comprises a pin that is supported for axial movement between the blocking and non-blocking positions, the pin including an inner end arranged facing the trigger and an outer end that is accessible from an exterior of the housing,
wherein the inner end of the pin comprises the lock-ON structure,
wherein the outer end of the pin comprises the push button,
wherein the pin is biased toward the non-blocking position,
wherein the trigger includes a plurality of walls that define a recess in which the inner end of the pin is received when the pin is moved to the blocking position,
wherein the plurality of walls include a ramped surface that is configured to move into contact with the inner end of the pin when the trigger is moved from the ON position toward the OFF position, and
wherein contact between the ramped wall and the inner end of the pin is configured to cause the pin to move from the blocking position to the non-blocking position.

US Pat. No. 10,012,689

METHOD OF INSPECTING A SPECIMEN AND SYSTEM THEREOF

Applied Materials Israel ...

1. A computer-based inspection unit configured to operate in conjunction with an inspection machine unit, the inspection unit comprising:a memory; and
a processor, operatively coupled with the memory, to:
obtain location information indicative of coordinates of a potential defect of interest revealed in a specimen and of one or more inspected layers of the specimen corresponding to the potential defect of interest;
send, to a computer-based and online connected die layout clipping unit, a first data indicative of the location information and dimensions of an inspection area containing the potential defect of interest; and
receive, from the die layout clipping unit, a die layout clip generated in accordance with the first data, wherein the die layout clip comprises information indicative of one or more patterns characterizing the inspection area;
determine at least one inspection algorithm of the inspection area of the specimen based upon the one or more patterns characterizing the inspection area in the die layout clip received, wherein the at least one inspection algorithm is associated with an inspection of a semiconductor wafer corresponding to the specimen by the inspection machine unit; and
send a second data specify the at least one inspection algorithm determined by the processor to the inspection machine unit.

US Pat. No. 10,011,104

METHOD FOR PERFORMING DELAMINATION OF A POLYMER FILM

NCC NANO, LLC, Dallas, T...

1. A method for performing delamination of a polymer film, said method comprising:providing an optically transparent carrier plate;
depositing a light-absorptive material layer onto said carrier plate in a pixelated pattern;
depositing a light-reflective material layer onto said light-absorptive material layer, rendering portions of said carrier plate not covered by said light-absorptive material layer reflective;
depositing a dynamic release layer on said light-reflective material layer;
depositing a polymer film on said light-reflective material layer and said light-absorptive material layer;
forming electronic structures on said polymer film; and
irradiating said carrier plate with a pulsed light to heat said light-absorptive material layer in order to release said polymer film from said carrier plate.

US Pat. No. 10,015,879

SILICA CONTENT SUBSTRATE SUCH AS FOR USE HARSH ENVIRONMENT CIRCUITS AND HIGH FREQUENCY ANTENNAS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A device comprising:a high silica content substrate comprising:
a first major surface;
a second major surface opposite the first major surface;
at least 90% SiO2 by weight;
an average thickness between the first major surface and the second major surface of less than 1 mm;
wherein the first major surface comprises a plurality raised features and a plurality of recessed features formed in the first major surface and integrally part of the substrate, wherein at least some of the raised features extend from the surface a distance of at least 50 angstroms further than the recessed features;
a first group of a plurality of raised elongate features formed in the first major surface and extending in the direction of the width, wherein each raised elongate feature of the first group has a length and a width and the length is at least ten times larger than width, wherein the width of each elongate feature of the first group is between 10 mm and 2 ?m;
a second group of a plurality of raised elongate features formed in the first major surface and extending in the direction of the length, wherein at least some of the raised elongate features of the second group intersect raised elongate features of the first group, wherein each raised elongate feature of the second group has a length and a width and the length is at least ten times larger than width, wherein the width of each raised elongate feature of the second group is between 10 mm and 2 ?m;
wherein the substrate has asymmetry in flexibility; and
a layer of metal material supported by the first major surface, wherein the layer of metal material forms a pathway on the first major surface and is configured to conduct current along the pathway, wherein the layer of metal material extends over at least one recessed feature and at least one raised feature.

US Pat. No. 10,015,243

OPTIMIZED CONTENT DISTRIBUTION BASED ON METRICS DERIVED FROM THE END USER

Verizon Digital Media Ser...

1. A method for identifying a server from a plurality of distributed servers of a hosting system for responding to a user request, the method comprising:receiving an original Domain Name System (DNS) request at a DNS recursive name server;
producing at the DNS recursive name server, a modified DNS request differing from the original DNS request in response to said receiving, wherein said producing comprises propagating from the DNS recursive name server to a different DNS name server, the modified DNS request comprising an Internet Protocol (IP) address of the DNS recursive name server and a particular IP address associated with said user originating said original DNS request, wherein the particular IP address is not an IP address of any DNS server used in resolving the user's DNS request;
mapping the particular IP address associated with the user to a particular set of performance metrics from a plurality of performance metrics at a DNS authoritative name server of the hosting system receiving the modified DNS request, wherein the plurality of performance metrics measure content delivery performance of the plurality of distributed servers to a plurality of regions, and wherein the particular set of performance metrics measures content delivery performance of the plurality of distributed servers to a specific region for the particular IP address associated with the user;
updating the particular set of performance metrics in response to the DNS authoritative name server receiving the modified DNS request, wherein said updating comprises distributing monitoring packets from at least two of the plurality of distributed servers in different regions to the particular IP address, and revising the particular set of performance metrics based on results from said distributing; and
modifying a configuration of the hosting system used in resolving DNS requests comprising IP addresses mapping to the particular set of performance metrics, wherein modifying the configuration comprises changing a DNS response sent from the DNS authoritative name server from providing a first address of a default first server from the plurality of distributed servers to a second address of a different second server from the plurality of distributed servers based on said updating of the particular set of performance metrics, wherein the content delivery performance of the second server to the particular IP address is greater than the content delivery performance of the first server and other servers of the plurality of distributed servers.

US Pat. No. 10,013,863

RADIO APPARATUS

ICOM INCORPORATED, Osaka...

1. A radio apparatus comprising:a detector configured to send a Man-Overboard signal in response to detecting that the radio apparatus has fallen to a water surface or into water;
a controller configured to automatically set a distress type to be Man-Overboard in response to receiving the Man-Overboard signal for a prescribed time or longer;
the controller configured to generate a distress signal including at least the distress type together with identification and position information of the radio apparatus in response to setting of the distress type to Man-Overboard; and
a distress key configured to output a distress key manipulation signal in response to a manipulation of the distress key;
wherein the controller is configured to transmit the distress signal including the distress type Man-Overboard, in response to receiving the distress key manipulation signal continuously for a predetermined time or longer.

US Pat. No. 10,012,520

AUTOMATED TEST SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING IMAGES TO DETERMINE LOCATIONS OF NON-FUNCTIONAL LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENTS IN LIGHT-EMITTING ARRAYS

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A testing system for testing a light-emitting device comprising a plurality of discrete light-emitting elements disposed over a substrate, the testing system comprising:a power source for energizing at least some of the discrete light-emitting elements;
an imaging system for acquiring at least one image of all of the energized light-emitting elements within a field of view of the imaging system during energization of the light-emitting elements; and
an analyzer for individually determining for each of the energized light-emitting elements within the field of view, from the at least one image, (i) at least one of the radiant flux or the luminous flux, and (ii) at least one optical characteristic comprising one or more of (a) one or more tristimulus color values, (b) chromaticity coordinates, (c) peak wavelength, (d) dominant wavelength, (e) correlated color temperature, (f) color rendering index, or (g) R9,
wherein the analyzer is configured to, from the at least one image, determine locations of non-functional light-emitting elements.

US Pat. No. 10,012,470

FIREARM STOCK ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

SIG SAUER, INC., Newingt...

1. A firearm stock extension assembly comprising:a stock extension having a longitudinal axis;
an extension frame connected to the stock extension, the extension frame defining:
two channels parallel to the longitudinal axis of the stock extension;
a plurality of extension apertures; and
an insert configured to be removably disposed within the two channels of the extension frame in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the stock extension, the insert defining at least one insert aperture configured to align with at least one of the plurality of extension apertures upon insertion of the insert into the two channels parallel to the longitudinal axis of the stock extension.

US Pat. No. 10,011,566

COMPOUNDS

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein:
R1 is H or (CO)R4;
R2 is C1-6 alkyl, cyclopropyl, CH2-cyclopropyl, or NR5R6, wherein said C1-6 alkyl is optionally substituted with OH or C1-6 alkoxy and said CH2-cyclopropyl is optionally substituted with halo, OH, CN or C1-6 alkoxy;
R3 is H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, halo or CN;
R4 is:
H;
C1-6 alkyl optionally substituted with (R7)a;
C3-7 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with halo, C1-6 alkyl, OH, CN, C1-6 alkoxy, or C1-3 alkyl-OR8;
heterocycloalkyl optionally substituted with C1-6 alkyl or OH;
C1-6 alkoxy; or
NHR13;
a is 1, 2 or 3;
R6 is H, C1-6 alkyl or C3-7 cycloalkyl;
R7 is independently selected from the group consisting of halo, OH, CN, C1-6 alkoxy, NR9R10, C3-7 cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl and aryl, wherein said C3-7 cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl or aryl groups are further optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 groups independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, CN, OH, C1-6 alkoxy and NR11R12;
R13 is H, C1-6 alkyl or C3-7 cycloalkyl;
R5, R8; R9, R10; R11 and R12 are each independently H or C1-6 alkyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,010,288

SCREENING FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE USING SPEECH ARTICULATION CHARACTERISTICS

Board of Trustees of Mich...

1. A method for screening for diseases, the method comprising:performing a signal analysis of a speech sample received from a subject, the signal analysis comprising extracting cepstral coefficients from the speech sample and identifying articulation range and articulation rate using the cepstral coefficients extracted from the speech sample, analyzing language patterns, and combining the signal analysis of the speech sample and the analyzed language patterns by a coding module, wherein the analyzing of the language patterns comprises analyzing the language patterns to determine if an indicator of a neurological disease is present, and wherein the signal analysis of the speech sample and the analyzing of the language patterns are interconnected with each other;
determining a likelihood and type of a disease based upon the articulation range and articulation rate identified by the signal analysis of the speech sample, as well as the analyzing of the language patterns; and
outputting information indicating the likelihood and type of the disease,
wherein the cepstral coefficients from the speech sample are human factor cepstral coefficients or mel-frequency cepstral coefficients.

US Pat. No. 10,015,908

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CRYOGENIC COOLING OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION FILTER

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A cooling device for an electromagnetic induction filter, the cooling device comprising:a housing enclosing the electromagnetic induction filter; wherein the housing comprises one or more of the following:
one or more exterior chambers surrounding an exterior surface of the electromagnetic induction filter;
one or more central flow channels extending the length of the center of the electromagnetic induction filter; and
peripheral flow channels extending the length of the exterior of the electromagnetic induction filter, wherein the peripheral flow channels are disposed between the one or more exterior chambers and open into the one or more exterior chambers;
wherein the one or more central flow channels, the peripheral flow channels, and the one or more exterior chambers are interconnected; and
a pump mechanism for pumping cooling fluid through one or more of the following: the one or more central flow channels, the peripheral flow channels, and the one or more exterior chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,015,881

CAVITIES CONTAINING MULTI-WIRING STRUCTURES AND DEVICES

Invensas Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for making an interconnection component comprising:forming a resist layer overlying a first surface of a sheet-like element and at least partially filing a first opening in the sheet-like element, the sheet-like element having a second opposed surface, the element consisting essentially of a material having a coefficient of thermal expansion of less than 10 parts per million per degree Celsius;
forming a mask layer covering the resist layer that overlies the sheet-like element and that at least partially fills the first opening in the sheet-like element;
forming a plurality of mask openings in the mask layer, wherein the plurality of mask openings are partly aligned with at least a portion of the resist layer overlying the first surface and at least a portion of the resist layer filling the first opening;
forming resist openings that extend through those portions of the resist layer exposed through the mask openings and that at least partially fill the first opening, such that the resist openings extend between the first and second surfaces of the element; and
forming electrical conductors on spaced apart portions overlying the first surface and on spaced apart portions within the resist openings within the first opening that are exposed through the mask openings, each conductor extending along an axial direction of the first opening, the electrical conductors being fully separated from one another within the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,015,186

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING SECURITY RISK IN A NETWORKED COMPUTER SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. An apparatus for reducing a security risk in a networked computer system architecture, comprising:a processor;
a network interface comprising a communications port connected to a network;
a memory accessible by the processor and comprising a security risk module that comprises instructions executable by the processor;
a configuration management database (CMDB) that comprises a plurality of configuration item records, each configuration item record comprising data related to components making up the networked computer system, wherein the configuration management database is accessible by the processor;
wherein the security risk module comprises instructions that:
receives, via the network interface, external vulnerability data from a source external to the networked computer system regarding vulnerabilities associated with an attack vector for configuration item (CI) data related to a physical device, defined as a CI device, of the networked computer system;
accesses, with the security computer, the CMDB and reads the CI data related to the physical device;
determines, using a processor of the security computer, trust zone data associated with the CI device utilizing the CMDB, the trust zone data comprising a delineation of the CI device based on risk in light of various attack vectors;
performs a vulnerability calculation for the CI device utilizing the external vulnerability data and the trust zone data associated with the CI device;
performs a second vulnerability calculation for a second CI device utilizing the external vulnerability data and the trust zone data associated with the second CI device;
compares the vulnerability calculation for the CI device with the second vulnerability calculation for a second CI device; and
prioritizes an action to be taken on the CI device or an associated other network component based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,013,018

SINE WAVE GENERATING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A sine wave generating apparatus, comprising:a phase accumulating module, configured to acquire configuration information of a sine wave, and generate address information of the sine wave according to the configuration information of the sine wave, wherein the address information of the sine wave comprises integer address information and decimal address information;
a value searching module, configured to search for first data information and second data information of the sine wave according to the integer address information;
an interpolation module, configured to conduct interpolation between the first data information and the second data information according to a bit width of the decimal address information, and acquire interpolation original data information of the sine wave according to the decimal address information;
a random truncating module, configured to conduct truncation processing on the interpolation original data according to the bit width of the decimal address information and a pseudorandom sequence output value to acquire final interpolation data information of the sine wave; and
a sine wave generating module, configured to generate image information of the sine wave according to the final interpolation data information of the sine wave.

US Pat. No. 10,011,883

CAUSATIVE AGENTS AND DIAGNOSTIC METHODS RELATING TO RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, New...

1. A method for diagnosing and treating new onset rheumatoid arthritis (NORA) in a subject, the method comprising:a) obtaining a biological sample from the subject;
b) detecting in the biological sample an increased amount of a Prevotella-related species of bacteria relative to that of a biological sample obtained from a control subject, wherein the Prevotella-related species of bacteria comprises SEQ ID NO: 1 or a variant thereof SEQ ID NO: 2 or SEQ ID NO: 3, thereby diagnosing NORA in the subject; and
c) administering a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD), a steroid, an antibiotic, or an analgesic to the subject diagnosed with NORA.

US Pat. No. 10,010,109

ELECTRONIC SMOKING ARTICLE WITH ALTERNATIVE AIR FLOW PATHS

ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LL...

1. An e-vaping device, comprising:an outer cylindrical housing extending in a longitudinal direction, the outer cylindrical housing defining one or more inlets configured to allow air to be drawn into the e-vaping device;
a power source located within the outer cylindrical housing;
a cartridge on an end of the e-vaping device, at least a portion of the outer cylindrical housing forming an outer surface of the cartridge, the cartridge including,
a reservoir configured to contain a pre-vapor formulation,
a heater and wick arrangement in fluid communication with the reservoir, the heater and wick arrangement being operative to volatilize the pre-vapor formulation to produce a vapor,
a gasket in fluid communication with the one or more inlets, the gasket having an outer surface configured to seal with an interior surface of the outer cylindrical housing, the gasket being made from a resilient material, the gasket defining a first air passage,
a rigid tubular insert configured to fit fully within an outlet of the first air passage of the gasket, the rigid tubular insert defining a second air passage, the second air passage being configured to provide a desired resistance-to-draw (RTD) for the e-vaping device, wherein a combined air flow cross-sectional area of the one or more inlets of the outer cylindrical housing is greater than a cross-sectional area of the second air passage of the rigid tubular insert, the gasket being upstream of the heater and wick arrangement relative to an expected airflow path through the cartridge during normal operational use of the cartridge,
a condensation chamber in fluid communication with the outlet of the first air passage of the gasket, the condensation chamber being located on a first end of the cartridge, and
a mouth-end insert on the first end of the cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,014,366

TAPERED POLYSILICON GATE LAYOUT FOR POWER HANDLING IMPROVEMENT FOR RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) SWITCH APPLICATIONS

Newport Fab, LLC, Newpor...

1. A semiconductor structure comprising:an active semiconductor region located on a buried dielectric layer, wherein the active semiconductor region includes a plurality of source/drain regions separated by a plurality of channel regions; and
a polysilicon gate structure located over the active semiconductor region, wherein the polysilicon gate structure includes:
a plurality of polysilicon gate fingers, wherein each of the plurality of polysilicon gate fingers extends over a portion of a corresponding one of the plurality of channel regions;
a polysilicon base region that joins the plurality of polysilicon gate fingers; and
a plurality of triangular polysilicon extension regions each located along and continuous with a corresponding one of the plurality of polysilicon gate fingers, wherein each of the triangular polysilicon extension regions extends over a portion of one of the plurality of channel regions, wherein the plurality of channel regions have first lengths under the polysilicon gate fingers, and wherein the plurality of channel regions have second lengths where the triangular polysilicon extension regions are continuous with the polysilicon gate fingers, wherein the second lengths are greater than the first lengths.

US Pat. No. 10,012,697

FAILURE PREDICTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR VACUUM CIRCUIT BREAKERS

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A component monitoring system for a circuit breaker assembly, said circuit breaker assembly including a number of components, said circuit breaker assembly component monitoring system structured to monitor circuit breaker assembly component characteristics, said system comprising:a record assembly including selected nominal data for a selected circuit breaker component;
a number of impulse sensor assemblies, each impulse sensor assembly structured to measure force and movement actual component characteristics of a number of circuit breaker assembly components and to transmit actual component characteristic output data;
a comparison assembly structured to receive an electronic signal from said record assembly and said impulse sensor assemblies to compare said impulse sensor assembly actual component characteristic output data to said selected nominal data and to provide an indication signal as to whether said impulse sensor assembly output data is acceptable when compared to the selected nominal data;
an output assembly including a communication assembly and an output device;
said communication assembly structured to receive said indication signal from said comparison assembly and to communicate a signal to said output device;
each impulse sensor assembly in electronic communication with said comparison assembly; and
said comparison assembly in electronic communication with said communication assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,012,477

COORDINATING MULTIPLE ORDNANCE TARGETING VIA OPTICAL INTER-ORDNANCE COMMUNICATIONS

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A system configured to be carried by a guided ordnance for in-flight target coordination with other guided ordnances, the system comprising:a forward-pointing optical imager configured to capture in-flight images of a scene aligned with an ordnance axis in a forward direction of ordnance travel, each of the captured images comprising a two-dimensional array of pixel data;
an aft-pointing optical emitter configured to emit a first optical beacon in an aft direction of ordnance travel, thereby communicating to trailing guided ordnances;
an image processor configured to identify, within the captured images, a second optical beacon emitted by a leading guided ordnance; and
a Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) module configured to chart a trajectory of the leading guided ordnance.

US Pat. No. 10,012,218

VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT COMPRESSOR AND SWASH PLACE LINKAGE CONNECTION

SANDEN HOLDINGS CORPORATI...

1. A variable displacement compressor comprising:a housing in which a discharge chamber, a suction chamber, a crank chamber and cylinder bores are defined,
pistons inserted into said cylinder bores,
a drive shaft supported rotatably in said housing,
a rotor fixed synchronously rotatably to said drive shaft,
a swash plate linked with said rotor via a linking means, the swash plate being configured to rotate synchronously with said rotor and being attached slidably to said drive shaft so that an inclination angle of the swash plate is changeable relative to an axis of said drive shaft,
a minimum inclination angle regulating means for regulating a minimum inclination angle of said swash plate to approximately 0°, when said inclination angle of said swash plate orthogonal to said axis of said drive shaft is defined as 0°,
an inclination angle increasing spring mounted on said drive shaft and configured to urge said swash plate in a direction of increasing said inclination angle from said minimum inclination angle,
an inclination angle decreasing spring mounted on said drive shaft and configured to urge said swash plate in a direction of decreasing said inclination angle from a maximum inclination angle through said minimum inclination angle,
a conversion mechanism disposed between said pistons and said swash plate for converting rotational motion of said swash plate into reciprocating movement of said pistons,
a control valve for controlling a pressure in said crank chamber, which control valve changes said inclination angle of said swash plate by varying a pressure difference between said crank chamber and said suction chamber to adjust a stroke of said pistons, compresses a refrigerant sucked from said suction chamber into cylinder bores and discharges a compressed refrigerant into said discharge chamber, and
a linking body of said drive shaft,
wherein said rotor, said linking means and said swash plate are configured so that:
in a case in which said drive shaft is not rotated, said inclination angle of said swash plate is positioned at a predetermined inclination angle ?a at which a sum of an urging force of said inclination angle decreasing spring and an urging force of said inclination angle increasing spring becomes zero; and
in a case in which said drive shaft is rotated at a position of said predetermined inclination angle ?a with the inclination angle of said swash plate, a moment of rotational motion MS based on a setting of a product of inertia in a variable-angle direction of said swash plate, the moment of rotational motion MS being adjustable by setting of a shape, a mass and a center of gravity of said swash plate, acts in said inclination angle decreasing direction to decrease said inclination angle of said swash plate from said predetermined inclination angle ?a, and whereby a moment MF based on a combined force of said urging force of said inclination angle decreasing spring and said urging force of said inclination angle increasing spring acts in said inclination angle increasing direction, thereby said inclination angle of said swash plate being positioned autonomously at a predetermined inclination angle ?b at which a sum of said moment MS and said moment MF becomes zero, and said sum of said moment MS and said moment MF is set in said inclination angle increasing direction at said minimum inclination angle of approximately 0°,
wherein said urging force of said inclination angle increasing spring, said urging force of said inclination angle decreasing spring and said product of inertia in said variable-angle direction of said swash plate are such that said predetermined inclination angle ?b is positioned at a minimum angle in a range of inclination angle, such that, at a time of a maximum operational rotational speed of the swash plate, the angle ?b balanced by the moment MS due to the product of inertia and the moment MF based on the combined force of said urging force of said inclination angle decreasing spring and said urging force of said inclination angle increasing spring is set at the minimum inclination angle in a case in which compression operation is performed, and wherein said predetermined inclination angle ?b is approximately 1°±0.5°.

US Pat. No. 10,010,674

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DETERMINATION OF FLOW RESERVOIR VOLUME

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc...

1. An infusion pump system, comprising:a cavity;
an actuation shaft disposed in the cavity and movable between a first position within the cavity and a second position within the cavity;
an input conduit fluidly connectable to a medicament reservoir configured to contain a medicament, the input conduit in fluid communication with a proximal flow space defined by the cavity when the actuation shaft is in both the first position and the second position;
a flow metering device chamber in fluid communication with the input conduit through the proximal flow space when the actuation shaft is in the first position for filling the flow metering device chamber with medicament from the medicament reservoir and not in fluid communication with the input conduit when the actuation shaft is in the second position;
an output conduit adapted to dispense medicament from the flow metering device chamber when the actuation shaft is in the second position; and
a sensor adapted to obtain data for determining a backstroke volume of medicament from the proximal flow space into the medicament reservoir when the actuation shaft is moved from the first position that fills the flow metering device chamber with medicament to the second position that dispenses the medicament from the flow metering device chamber through the output conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,010,070

DEVICE FOR VITRIFICATION PRESERVATION OF CELLS OR TISSUES

MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LI...

1. A device for vitrification cryopreservation of a cell or tissue, comprising:a support; and
a vitrification solution absorber including at least an adhesive layer and a vitrification solution absorbing layer in the given order on the support,
the device including a portion with no adhesive layer disposed between the support and a portion of the vitrification solution absorbing layer configured to hold a cell or tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,015,846

SEMICONDUCTOR MICROWAVE OVEN AND MICROWAVE FEEDING STRUCTURE THEREOF

Guangdong Midea Kitchen A...

1. A microwave feeding structure for a semiconductor microwave oven, comprising:a chamber body having a door;
a semiconductor power source configured to generate a microwave; and
a microwave feeding assembly connected between the semiconductor power source and the chamber body, and configured to feed the microwave generated by the semiconductor power source into the chamber body and to convert a first microwave mode of TE11 output by the semiconductor power source into a second microwave mode of TE10 adaptive to microwave heating, and
a rectangular wave guide connected with the chamber body,
wherein the microwave feeding assembly is connected between the semiconductor power source and the rectangular wave guide, and includes;
a mounting tube;
a ceramic ring having a first end connected with the mounting tube and a second end;
a tube case connected with the second end of the ceramic ring; and
an antenna defining a first end connected with the semiconductor power source and a second end extended through the tube case, the ceramic ring and the mounting tube sequentially into the rectangular wave guide.

US Pat. No. 10,015,667

INHIBITING LOCATION TRACKING USING PROBE-REQUEST ADDRESSES

Ruckus Wireless, Inc., S...

1. An electronic device, comprising:at least a node configured to couple to an antenna; and
an interface circuit, coupled to the node, configured to communicate with an address-management server and another electronic device, wherein the interface circuit is configured to:
request, at the node, a block of addresses from the address-management server that identifies the electronic device;
receive, from the node, the block of addresses from the address-management server;
transmit, to the node, probe requests to the other electronic device; and
receive, from the node, probe replies from the other electronic device in response to the probe requests, wherein a given probe request includes a given address in the block of addresses that is different from addresses in the block of addresses included in a remainder of the probe requests; and
wherein the addresses in the block of addresses are other than a media access control (MAC) address of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,014,450

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DEVICE AND THE LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DEVICE SO MANUFACTURED

ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE ...

1. A method for manufacturing a light emitting diode device, the method comprising:positioning a first stencil over a carrier;
printing a phosphor material onto the carrier through at least one aperture of the first stencil to form a phosphor material piece on the carrier; and
attaching a light emitting diode die onto the printed phosphor material piece,
wherein attaching the light emitting diode die onto the printed phosphor material piece comprises:
removing the first stencil and positioning a second stencil over the carrier such that an opening in the second stencil corresponds to a location on top of the printed phosphor material piece;
printing an adhesive material onto the printed phosphor material piece through the opening of the second stencil; and
removing the second stencil and attaching the light emitting diode die to the printed phosphor material piece by the printed adhesive material thereby forming an adhesive material layer between the printed phosphor material piece and the light emitting diode die.

US Pat. No. 10,013,553

PROTECTING SOFTWARE APPLICATION

IRDETO B.V., Hoofddorp (...

1. A method, implemented by one or more processors, of protecting the execution of a software application, the method including a plurality of computer executed processes comprising a process for executing the software application by the one or more processors and a plurality of protection processes, wherein each protection process in the plurality of protection processes is configured to:monitor a state of execution of at least one other process in the plurality of processes to determine whether said state of execution corresponds to a predetermined state of execution; and
perform a predetermined action in response to a determination that said state of execution corresponds to the predetermined state of execution;
wherein the plurality of protection processes are configured such that a state of execution of the process for executing the software application is monitored by at least one protection process and a state of execution of each protection process is monitored by at least one other protection process in the plurality of protection processes.

US Pat. No. 10,012,796

MUX/DEMUX COMPRISING CAPILLARY FILTER BLOCK AND METHODS OF PRODUCING THE SAME

Alliance Fiber Optic Prod...

1. A multiplexer/demultiplexer comprising:a common port;
a plurality of input/output ports;
a capillary filter block;
a capillary adhesive;
a signal-routing block; and
an index-matching adhesive, wherein
the capillary filter block comprises a plurality of component filter blocks,
each of the component filter blocks of the capillary filter block comprises a proximal end, a distal end, and a pair of capillary side walls extending from the proximal end of the component filter block to the distal end of the component filter block,
each of the component filter blocks of the capillary filter block further comprises a thin-film filter disposed at the distal end of the component filter block,
the component filter blocks are arranged side-by-side comprising respective capillary interstices between adjacent capillary side walls of the component filter blocks,
the capillary adhesive resides in the capillary interstices of the capillary filter block to secure the component filter blocks to each other with the thin-film filters of each component filter block in a common filter plane,
the index-matching adhesive forms an optical and mechanical interface between a bonding face of the signal-routing block and the capillary filter block along the proximal ends of the component filter blocks of the capillary filter block,
a layer thickness of the index-matching adhesive is sufficient to accommodate extra-planar surface irregularities in the bonding face of the signal routing block and extra-planar variations along the proximal ends of the component filter blocks of the capillary filter block,
the capillary adhesive and the index-matching adhesive are temporally discontinuous,
the capillary filter block and the signal-routing block are arranged such that a multiplexed optical signal entering the signal-routing block through the common port can pass through the signal-routing block and the capillary filter block in a back-and-forth progression to successive ones of the thin-film filters for successive wavelength-selective transmission and reflection at the input/output ports, and
the capillary filter block and the signal-routing block are arranged such that demultiplexed optical signals entering the capillary filter block through the input/output ports can pass through the signal-routing block and the capillary filter block in a back-and-forth progression for multiplexing at successive ones of the thin-film filters and multiplexed transmission through the common port.

US Pat. No. 10,012,245

PYROTECHNIC ACTUATOR

ARIANEGROUP SAS, Paris (...

1. A pyrotechnic actuator comprising:a body,
a piston slidably mounted inside the body along a longitudinal direction, and
a propelling system comprising a pyrotechnic igniter mounted inside said body and adapted to propel said piston,
the pyrotechnic igniter being mounted inside the body such that a peripheral gap is formed between the body and the pyrotechnic igniter, and the propelling system further comprises a sealing gasket arranged inside the peripheral gap, the sealing gasket being compressed inside the peripheral gap in a direction substantially perpendicular to a main axis of the pyrotechnic igniter such that the pyrotechnic igniter is maintained in position with respect to the body,
wherein the pyrotechnic igniter and the sealing gasket are disposed in a first recess formed in a wall of the body, and wherein the body has a peripheral recess surrounding the first recess, and wherein the piston is provided with a skirt formed on a first side facing the pyrotechnic igniter, the skirt being mounted in said peripheral recess when the piston is in an initial position.

US Pat. No. 10,014,625

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MAGNETICALLY CONNECTING ELECTRONIC DEVICES AT A PLURALITY OF SURFACES

NANOPORT TECHNOLOGY INC.,...

1. A connector for a mobile communications device with a housing having a front surface, an end surface and a side surface, the connector comprising:a recess proximate a corner of said housing;
a magnet coupling received in said recess and operable to form connections for communication with a control unit of the mobile communications device, by magnetic attraction with a plurality of other electronic devices, each adjacent one of said front surface, said end surface and said side surface, such that said magnetic attraction holds said mobile communications device and said plurality of other electronic devices in abutment.

US Pat. No. 10,014,365

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, METHODS, AND STRUCTURES WITH EMBEDDED DIELECTRIC LAYERS CONTAINING PERMANENT CHARGES

MaxPower Semiconductor In...

1. A method for fabricating a power device, comprising the steps of: etching one or more trenches vertically into a semiconductor mass;forming a thin dielectric layer on sidewalls of said trenches;
introducing permanent electrostatic charge into said thin dielectric layer; anisotropically etching through the bottoms of said trenches into said semiconductor mass; and
at least partially filling said trenches with a semiconductor material which is electrically connected to said semiconductor mass at the bottoms of said trenches.

US Pat. No. 10,013,903

SOURCE DRIVER INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND GAMMA REFERENCE VOLTAGE GENERATOR

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD., ...

1. A source driver integrated circuit comprising:a latch circuit configured to store and output digital image data;
a gamma circuit that outputs a gamma reference voltage, the gamma circuit including a plurality of gamma amplifiers comprising a first gamma amplifier and a second gamma amplifier, the first gamma amplifier receiving an input voltage and outputting a first voltage based on the input voltage, and the second gamma amplifier outputting a second voltage based on the first voltage output by the first gamma amplifier, wherein a voltage offset output by the second gamma amplifier is delayed by a time period with respect to a voltage offset output by the first gamma amplifier;
a digital analog converter configured to convert the digital image data, which has been output from the latch circuit, to an analog voltage on the basis of the gamma reference voltage and to output the analog voltage; and
an output buffer configured to amplify and output the analog voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,013,107

DATA PROCESSING IN RELATION TO A MULTI-TOUCH SENSING APPARATUS

FlatFrog Laboratories AB,...

1. A method for extracting data from a multi-touch sensing apparatus, said method operating in a sequence of detection frames, wherein in one or more detection frames among the sequence of detection frames, the method comprises:obtaining at least one signal representative of objects on a touch surface of the multi-touch sensing apparatus;
processing said at least one signal to identify touches;
determining a set of identified touches and touch data for the set of identified touches; and
outputting the touch data;
wherein the one or more detection frames include a spatial prioritization, the spatial prioritization based on a subarea of the touch surface, the subarea at least one of having a fixed location on the touch surface or being defined relative to one or more graphical objects displayed on the touch surface;
wherein the processing includes
comparing a spatial distribution of signal values of the at least one signal with corresponding threshold signal values to identify the touches
locally changing the corresponding threshold signal values based on an estimated location of an identified touch.

US Pat. No. 10,014,847

TRIGGER AND OSCILLATION SYSTEM

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

6. An oscillation system, comprising:an oscillator comprising an voltage input terminal and an voltage output terminal; and
a trigger, wherein the trigger comprises:
a first voltage input terminal connected to the voltage input terminal of the oscillator;
a bias voltage input terminal;
a first bias transistor comprising a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal, wherein the control terminal of the first bias transistor is connected to the bias voltage input terminal, and the first bias transistor is configured to have a scaling of N to a first component of the oscillator, and N is greater than 0;
a comparator transistor comprising a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal, wherein the control terminal of the comparator transistor is connected to the first voltage input terminal, and the comparator transistor is configured to have a scaling of N to a second component of the oscillator;
a first switch transistor and a second switch transistor, each of which comprises a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal, wherein the control terminal of the first switch transistor is connected to the first voltage input terminal, the first terminal of the first switch transistor is connected to the second terminal of the first bias transistor, and the first terminal of the second switch transistor is connected to the second terminal of the first bias transistor;
a shunt transistor which comprises a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal, wherein the control terminal of the shunt transistor is connected to the first voltage input terminal, the second terminal of the shunt transistor is connected to the second terminal of the second switch transistor, the first terminal of the shunt transistor is connected to the first terminal of the comparator transistor, and the shunt transistor is configured to have an enlarging scale of M to the comparator transistor, M being greater than 0; and
a voltage output terminal, wherein the voltage output terminal is respectively connected to the second terminal of the first switch transistor, the control terminal of the second switch transistor and the second terminal of the comparator transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,014,721

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR BACK-CHANNEL COMMUNICATION IN AN INDUCTIVE WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM

Integrated Device Technol...

1. An inductive wireless power transfer device, comprising: a transmitter, comprising:a transmit coil configured to generate a wireless power signal to a coupling region in response to an input voltage, the transmitter including an inverter configured to generate a time varying current through the transmit coil responsive to a DC signal as the input voltage, the inverter including a switch network; and
a modulator configured to modulate the wireless power signal and encode data with the wireless power signal to establish a back-channel communication link from the transmitter to a receiver,
wherein the modulator is configured to adjust a control characteristic of the inverter to modulate the wireless power signal and encode data with the wireless power signal, the control characteristic being a combination of a switching frequency of the switch network and a duty cycle of switches of the switch network.

US Pat. No. 10,014,228

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO ASSIST THE PROCESSING OF DEFORMED SUBSTRATES

Rudolph Technologies, Inc...

1. An apparatus for securing a substrate on a planar support, the apparatus comprising:a retaining portion configured to engage the substrate;
an actuator assembly coupled to the retaining portion and comprising an actuator;
a sensor configured to detect a physical condition of the substrate that indicates a planarity of the substrate; and
a controller in signal communication with the sensor and the actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,013,685

TIME ANALYSIS OF A BANKING SYSTEM

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorpor...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring analysis data representative of event data corresponding to transactions performed at an automated banking machine that includes a cash dispenser and a card reader, and data representative of device data corresponding to components of the automated banking machine operated during the transactions;
acquiring data representative of device data corresponding to components of the automated banking machine operated during the transactions;
determining a number of times the card reader has been used; and
displaying a graphical representation of transactions performed by the automated banking machine;
wherein the graphical representation includes data selected from a group consisting of a total number of transactions conducted at the machine for a predetermined time period, and an average time the automated banking machine was performing transactions for a predetermined time period.

US Pat. No. 10,011,958

LIGHT REFERENCE SYSTEM

HARSCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ...

1. A light reference system for a rail vehicle, comprising:a first rail follower, a second rail follower and a third rail follower respectively coupled to the rail vehicle, the second rail follower being disposed between the first and third rail followers;
a first light source disposed on the first rail follower and operable to emit light towards the second rail follower;
a second light source disposed on the third rail follower and operable to emit light towards the second rail follower;
a first imaging device disposed on the second rail follower, the first imaging device being operable to receive the light emitted by the first light source and provide first image data representing the light received from the first light source;
a second imaging device disposed on the second rail follower, the second imaging device being operable to receive the light emitted by the second light source and provide second image data representing the light received from the second light source; and
a processing device configured to
perform a measurement, based on the first image data and second image data, indicating an alignment of the second rail follower with respect to at least one of the first rail follower and third rail follower, and
determine at least one of a lateral chord offset, a vertical chord offset, and a twist in a pair of rails.

US Pat. No. 10,010,606

MOSAIC CONSERVED REGION HIV IMMUNOGENIC POLYPEPTIDES

Los Alamos National Secur...

1. An isolated immunogenic fusion polypeptide consisting of two or more of the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 1-18, or amino acid sequences having at least 95% identity to the amino acid sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOs: 1-18.

US Pat. No. 10,015,914

ENCLOSURES AND METHODS OF MANAGING HEAT IN HEAT GENERATING MODULES

VERTIV ENERGY SYSTEMS, IN...

1. An enclosure comprising:a top portion;
a bottom portion opposing the top portion;
at least one heat generating module adjacent the top portion of the enclosure, the heat generating module having an inlet side, an outlet side, a heat generating component and an internal fan; and
a heat collector positioned adjacent the outlet side of the heat generating module between the heat generating module and a sidewall of the enclosure, and defining a channel having a closed upper end and extending from the heat generating module to a bottom portion of the module, the heat collector configured to collect warm air from the outlet side of the heat generating module and channel the warm air to the bottom portion of the enclosure to mix with cooler air while inhibiting the warm air from recirculating over a top of the heat generating module, the internal fan of the heat generating module configured to draw the mixed air into the inlet side of the heat generating module to create an airflow loop within the enclosure to cool the heat generating component without a heat sink, a heat exchanger, or a fan disposed within the enclosure external to the heat generating module, wherein the enclosure is sealed to inhibit outside air, water, insects and/or other contaminants from entering the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,015,890

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CONDUCTIVE LAYER AND WIRING BOARD

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A method of manufacturing a conductive layer on a support body, the method comprising:a first process of forming a precursor layer containing at least one of metal particles and metal oxide particles on the support body;
a second process of forming a sintering layer by irradiating an electromagnetic wave pulse on the precursor layer; and
a third process of compressing the sintering layer,
wherein the conductive layer is formed by repeating the first to third processes “N” times, where “N” denotes a natural number equal to or greater than 2, on the same location of the support body, and
the third process performed in the first to (N?1)th operations includes forming a surface of the sintering layer in an uneven shape.

US Pat. No. 10,014,630

CARD CONNECTOR

Hosiden Corporation, Yao...

1. A card connector comprising:a body, the body including:
a slot for insertion and removal of a card along a first direction,
a movement path extending in the first direction and being located on one side of a second direction relative to the slot, the second direction crossing the first direction, and
an abuttable portion being provided inside the movement path and including an inclined face, the inclined face being inclined in a direction including components of one side of the first direction and the other side of the second direction;
a slider accommodated inside the movement path so as to be movable in the first direction, at least between a first position and a second position, the second position being located on the one side of the first direction relative to the first position;
an urging member to exert on the slider an urging force to the one side of the first direction; and
a lock spring being provided at the slider and movable in the first direction together with the slider, the lock spring including an engaging portion engageable with an engaging recess of the card, from the one side of the second direction, the lock spring being elastically deformable such that the engaging portion thereof is displaced to the one side of the second direction, wherein
when the urging force of the urging member causes the slider to move from the first position to the second position, the engaging portion is brought into abutment with the inclined face of the abuttable portion, and
when a load in a direction including components of the one side of the first direction and the one side of the second direction is exerted on the engaging portion from the card in a state where the slider is located at the second position and the engaging portion abuts the inclined face of the abuttable portion, the engaging portion is displaced to the one side of the second direction along the inclined face.

US Pat. No. 10,013,936

GAMMA VOLTAGE GENERATION CIRCUIT OF SOURCE DRIVER

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD, ...

1. A gamma voltage generation circuit of a source driver, comprising:a plurality of high gamma buffers configured to receive high reference voltages and output high reference gamma voltages, respectively; and
a plurality of low gamma buffers configured to receive low reference voltages and output low reference gamma voltages, respectively,
wherein a positive region and a negative region are divided based on a ground voltage, a first low gamma buffer included in the low gamma buffers receives a first low reference voltage between the ground voltage and a virtual ground voltage in the positive region when a positive power supply voltage and a negative power supply voltage are asymmetrical to each other and outputs a first low reference gamma voltage, the high gamma buffers are operated in a first operating environment using a positive driving voltage and the ground voltage, the low gamma buffers excluding the first low gamma buffer are operated in a second operating environment using the ground voltage and a negative driving voltage, and the first low gamma buffer is operated in the first operating environment according to a gamma select signal in a first logic state corresponding to a case in which the first low reference voltage is between the ground voltage and the virtual ground voltage in the positive region, and operated in the second operating environment according to the gamma select signal in a second logic state corresponding to a case in which the first low reference voltage belongs to the negative region.

US Pat. No. 10,011,096

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PACKAGING MATERIAL

Stora Enso OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A method of manufacturing a packaging material, comprising coextrusion onto a fibrous base an inner polymer layer containing a blend of (i) 10 to 25 wt-% of a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and (ii) 75 to 90 wt-% of a second polyethylene with a higher melt viscosity, said second polyethylene being selected from linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and an outer layer of more than 90 wt-% of HDPE.

US Pat. No. 10,015,731

NETWORK ACCESS METHOD AND MOBILE TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method of accessing a network, comprising:detecting information of a target user identification card inserted into a mobile terminal, and determining whether the target user identification card is included in at least one user identification card stored in advance by the mobile terminal; wherein the detecting and the determining comprises:
acquiring from a built-in storage space or a cloud storage space of the mobile terminal the information of the at least one user identification card stored in advance by the mobile terminal;
determining whether the information of the target user identification card is that of one of the at least one user identification card pre-stored in the built-in storage space and the cloud storage space of the mobile terminal;
when the information of the target user identification card is that of one of the at least one user identification card pre-stored in the built-in storage space and the cloud storage space of the mobile terminal, determining that the target user identification card is included in the at least one user identification card pre-stored by the mobile terminal; and
when the information of the target user identification card is not that of one of the at least one user identification card pre-stored in the built-in storage space and the cloud storage space of the mobile terminal, determining that the target user identification card is not included in the at least one user identification card pre-stored by the mobile terminal;
wherein the user identification card is a subscriber identity module (SIM) card, and the information of the user identification card comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of an operator of the SIM card, a network type supported by the SIM card, and a user of the SIM card;
when the target user identification card is not included in the at least one user identification card stored in advance by the mobile terminal, determining that the target user identification card is a new card inserted into the mobile terminal for the first time, and determining all the network types supported by the target user identification card according to a type of the target user identification card;
determining network identifiers of public land mobile networks (PLMNs) of all the network types, according to the network types supported by the target user identification card, and adding the network identifiers of the PLMNs of all the network types to an equivalent home public land mobile network (EHPLMN) list; and
when a target PLMN is found to match a network identifier in the EHPLMN list when the mobile terminal arrives at a place of visit from a designated location and begins to search for networks, establishing a communication connection between the mobile terminal and the target PLMN.

US Pat. No. 10,013,007

HYBRID INTERLEAVING STRUCTURE WITH ADAPTIVE PHASE LOCKED LOOP FOR VARIABLE FREQUENCY CONTROLLED SWITCHING CONVERTER

Virginia Tech Intellectua...

1. A multi-phase power converter includingtwo single phase power converters connected in parallel between a source of input power and output, wherein each of said single phase power converters includes
a switch connected in series with an inductor between said source of input power and said output,
an error amplifier for comparing a voltage at said output with a reference voltage and providing a control voltage,
a comparator for comparing a signal representing ripple of voltage or current at said output and said control voltage, and
an on-time generator responsive to an output of said comparator to determine a duty cycle at which said switch is conductive,
wherein said multi-phase power converter further includes
an adaptive phase-locked loop (PLL) arrangement including a phase-frequency detector wherein said adaptive phase-locked loop arrangement maintains a bandwidth at a point of phase margin such that said phase locked loop is unconditionally stable over changes in said duty cycle and provides interleaving of on-time periods and pulse frequency modulated signal outputs of said two single phase power converter.

US Pat. No. 10,012,738

POSITIONING METHOD AND POSITIONING APPARATUS USING SATELLITE POSITIONING SYSTEM

Hitachi Zosen Corporation...

1. A method for performing positioning of a mobile station using single frequency of a positioning radio wave while receiving the positioning radio wave from a satellite positioning system and correction information from a reference station side, the method comprising:estimating parameters of a satellite clock error, a satellite code bias and a satellite phase bias of single frequency, a ionospheric delay and a tropospheric delay at the reference station side;
determining carrier phase ambiguity and obtaining a distance between a satellite and the mobile station, after estimating, at the mobile station, a pseudo distance using a code, a distance caused by a clock error, a phase bias of at least single frequency and the carrier phase ambiguity, by using each of the estimated parameters, and the ionospheric delay and the tropospheric delay at the mobile station, each delay at the mobile station obtained using an interpolation method based on a distance from the reference station to the mobile station and the delay at the reference station side;
wherein a pseudo distance observation formula using a code is used and a phase distance observation formula using a carrier wave is used,
the pseudo distance observation formula is expressed by the satellite clock error, a receiving station clock error, the ionospheric delay and the tropospheric delay in a distance between a receiving station and the satellite, the receiving station being one of the reference station and the mobile station receiving the positioning radio wave, and code biases at the receiving station and the satellite, and
the phase distance observation formula is expressed by the satellite clock error, the receiving station clock error, the ionospheric delay, the tropospheric delay and the carrier phase ambiguity in the distance between the receiving station receiving the positioning radio wave and the satellite, and phase biases at the receiving station and the satellite.

US Pat. No. 10,011,775

OIL PURIFYING APPARATUS

TOKUDEN CO., LTD., Kyoto...

1. An oil purifying apparatus for thermally decomposing an organic substance with superheated steam and purifying oil from gas components generated by thermal decomposition, comprising:a heat treatment container for storing the organic substance; and
a superheated steam generating part for generating the superheated steam to be supplied into the heat treatment container, wherein
the superheated steam generating part is provided in the heat treatment container,
the superheated steam generating part comprises: a conductor pipe having an inlet port for introducing water or steam into the superheated steam generating part and an outlet port for deriving the superheated steam; and an electric heating mechanism for electrically heating the conductor pipe and causing the superheated steam to be generated,
the conductor pipe is formed to have a straight pipe shape and a plurality of outlet ports are provided along a flow path direction in an outer surface of the conductor pipe, characterized in that
the electric heating mechanism comprises: a first power supply member connected to one end side of the conductor pipe; a second power supply member connected to another end side of the conductor pipe; and an AC power supply for applying an AC voltage between the first power supply member and the second power supply, wherein
the second power supply member has a covering body covering substantially an entire circumference of an outer circumferential surface from the other end side to the one end side of the conductor pipe, and wherein
an end of the other end side is electrically connected to the conductor pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,011,587

MULTIVALENT LIGANDS TARGETING VEGFR

The Methodist Hospital Sy...

1. A compound of Formula II:wherein,R1 is hydroxyl, halogen, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 alkoxyl, C1-3 alkanoyloxy, trifluoromethyl, cyano, amino, or nitro;
R3 and R4 are, independently of one another, hydrogen, hydroxyl, halogen, nitro, trifluoromethyl, cyano, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 alkoxyl, C1-3 alkylthio, or —NR7R8, wherein R7 and R8, which can be the same or different, each represents hydrogen or C1-3 alkyl;
R6 is a detectable moiety chosen from a chelated radionuclide, Pd (II) octaethylporphyrin, Pt (II)-octaethylporphyrin, Pd (II) tetraphenylporphyrin, Pt (II) tetraphenylporphyrin, Pd (II) meso-tetraphenylporphyrin tetrabenzoporphine, Pt (II) meso-tetrapheny metrylbenzoporphyrin, Pd (II) octaethylporphyrin ketone, Pt (II) octaethylporphyrin ketone, Pd (II) meso-tetra(pentafluorophenyl)porphyrin, Pt (II) meso-tetra (pentafluorophenyl) porphyrin, Ru (II) tris(4, 7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline) (Ru (dpp)3), Ru (II) tris(1,10-phenanthroline) (Ru(phen)3), tris(2,2?-bipyridine)ruthenium (II) chloride hexahydrate (Ru(bpy)3), erythrosine B, fluorescein, eosin, iridium (III) ((N-methyl-benzimidazol-2-yl)-7-(diethylamino)-coumarin)), indium (III) ((benzothiazol-2-yl)-7-(diethyl amino)-coumarin))-2-(acetylacetonate), Macroflex fluorescent red, Macrolex fluorescent yellow, Texas Red, rhodamine B, rhodamine 6G, sulfur rhodamine, m-cresol, thymol blue, xylenol blue, cresol red, chlorophenol blue, bromocresol green, bromcresol red, bromothymol blue, a Cy2 moiety, a Cy3 moiety, a Cy5 moiety, a Cy5.5 moiety, a Cy7 moiety, 4-nitrophenol, alizarin, phenolphthalein, o-cresolphthalein, chlorophenol red, calmagite, bromo-xylenol, phenol red, neutral red, nitrazine, 3,4,5,6-tetrabromphenolphtalein, congo red, 2?,7?-dichlorofluorescein, 5(6)-carboxy-fluorescein, carboxynaphtofluorescein, 8-hydroxypyrene-1,3,6-trisulfonic acid, semi-naphthorhodafluor, semi-naphthofluorescein, tris (4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline) ruthenium (II) dichloride, (4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline) ruthenium (II) tetraphenylboron, platinum (II) octaethylporphyin, dialkylcarbocyanine, and dioctadecylcycloxacarbocyanine, or R6 is a therapeutic moiety chosen from doxorubicin, doxorubicin substituted with fluorescein, or vandetanib;
p is an integer from 1 to 4; and
L is —(CO—R14)3N, —(R14)3N, —(SO2R14)3N, —(SOR14)3N, —(OR14)3N, —(O—CO—R14)3N, —(CO—O—R14)3N, —(CO—R14)3CH, —(R14)3CH, —(SO2R14)3CH, —(SOR14)3CH, —(O—CO—R14)3CH, or —(OR14)3CH wherein R14 is C1-C20 alkyl; C1-C20 heteroalkyl; C1-C20 alkylamine; C1-C20 alkoxy; C1-C20 alkanoyloxy; or C1-C20 alkylamido.

US Pat. No. 10,015,226

METHODS FOR MAKING AJAX WEB APPLICATIONS BOOKMARKABLE AND CRAWLABLE AND DEVICES THEREOF

UsableNet Inc., New York...

1. A method implemented by one or more web computing devices, the method comprising:extracting a substring from an original uniform resource locator (URL) of a received HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request;
passing the extracted substring to a JavaScript mapping function of source code of an asynchronous JavaScript and extensible mark-up language (AJAX) web application to generate a modified URL;
determining when the received HTTP request is from a web agent; and
returning the modified URL as an HTTP redirect response to the received HTTP request that included the original URL, when the determining indicates that the received HTTP request is from a web agent, wherein the modified URL corresponds to a content state of the AJAX web application.

US Pat. No. 10,015,852

LIGHTING DEVICE

LUMENS CO., LTD., Yongin...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) lighting device comprising:at least one LED cell including linearly connected N light emitting channels, N being a value greater than or equal to 2, and the N emitting channels having separately a current input terminal and a current output terminal;
a jump circuit unit connected between an input stage of a Mth light emitting channel and an input stage of a (M+1)th light emitting channel among the light emitting channels, and intermittently connecting a current flowing through a connection path;
an electric power distribution circuit unit intermittently connecting a current flowing to a ground at each connecting unit between the light emitting channels; and
a reverse current blocking unit blocking from a current flowing towards the rectifier at a connection unit disposed between the Mth light emitting channel and the (M+1)th light emitting channel,
wherein the M is a natural number not smaller than 1 and not greater than (N?1),
wherein when the current flows through the jump circuit unit, the current flows through the electric power distribution circuit unit, and when the current does not flow through the jump circuit unit, the current does not flow through the electric power distribution circuit unit.

US Pat. No. 10,014,404

MOS-GATED POWER DEVICES, METHODS, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

MaxPower Semiconductor In...

1. A substantially vertical device comprising:an insulated trench having a sidewall;
a gate electrode;
a lightly doped diffusion layer adjacent to said sidewall of said insulated trench such that a voltage bias applied to the gate electrode can induce inversion in said lightly doped diffusion layer to thereby create a channel;
intentionally introduced permanent electrostatic charge positioned near said sidewall; and
a conductive shield layer which is positioned above said insulated trench, and not electrically connected to said gate.

US Pat. No. 10,010,528

METHODS OF TREATING MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE N...

1. A method for treating a subject with muscular dystrophy, comprising administering an effective amount of an ?7?1 integrin modulatory agent to the subject with muscular dystrophy, wherein the ?7?1 integrin modulatory agent isand wherein the ?7?1 integrin modulatory agent increases ?7?1 integrin expression or activity as compared to ?7?1 integrin expression or activity prior to treatment, thereby treating the subject with muscular dystrophy.

US Pat. No. 10,015,910

HEAT POP WITH NEAR-AZEOTROPIC BINARY FLUID

Oracle International Corp...

1. A heat pipe, comprising:a housing comprising a first end to couple to a processing unit and a second end to couple to a heat sink, wherein the housing has an outer surface and an inner surface, the inner surface defines a cavity in the heat pipe;
a wick structure coupled to the inner surface; and
a binary working fluid in the cavity comprising a composition of isopropanol and water, the boiling point as a function of the composition of the isopropanol and the water is within one degree Celsius of and less than an azeotropic boiling point in a thermodynamic phase diagram as a function of a temperature and the composition of the isopropanol and the water.

US Pat. No. 10,015,893

AUTOMATION FIELD DEVICE

1. An automation field device comprising:a housing having a passage; and
a modular field device electronics unit disposed within the housing, the electronics unit including:
a first printed circuit board having a first connector embodied to transmit energy and data and to connect electrically to a peripheral unit, and a second connector embodied to transmit energy and data, wherein the first connector and the second connector are disposed on the first circuit board such that each connector is enabled to be mated from a same direction,
a second printed circuit board having a third connector embodied to transmit energy and data and to be complementary to the second connector and an opening, wherein:
the first circuit board and the second circuit board are embodied to be detachably connectable with each other,
the second connector and the third connector are disposed such that they couple with each other when the first circuit board is connected to the second circuit board,
the first circuit board is embodied to pass energy and data signals from the first connector to the third connector via the second connector when the first circuit board is connected to the second circuit board, and
the opening is embodied to permit access to the first connector when the first circuit board is connected to the second circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,015,870

LIGHT ATTENUATION CONTROLLING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR A CDM LAMP

GUANGZHOU TRIZ INFORMATIO...

1. A light attenuation controlling apparatus for a CDM lamp, comprising:a full-bridge inverter as a power source to supply an output to the CDM lamp;
a driving circuit for driving the full-bridge inverter;
a single-chip microcomputer connected to the driving circuit;
a tube voltage sensing module, one end of which is connected to the full-bridge inverter so as to sense a tube voltage currently outputted by the full-bridge inverter to the CDM lamp, and through the other end of which the tube voltage of the CDM lamp is outputted to the single-chip microcomputer, wherein:
the single-chip microcomputer controls the driving circuit based on the sensed tube voltage of the CDM lamp so as to regulate the output of the full-bridge inverter, thereby controlling light attenuation of the CDM lamp,
a chopper circuit, an output end of which is connected to the full-bridge inverter so as to provide input to the full-bridge inverter, and a control end of which is connected to the single-chip machine such that the single-chip machine can regulate output of the chopper circuit;
a full-bridge rectifier that provides an output available for the chopper circuit; and
a power factor correcting circuit, an input end of which is connected to an output end of the full-bridge rectifier, and a bus voltage output end of which is connected to an input end of the chopper circuit, wherein the power factor correcting circuit is controlled by the single-chip microcomputer.

US Pat. No. 10,011,294

ELECTRIC POWER STEERING APPARATUS

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. An electric power steering apparatus, comprising:a steering unit including a steering shaft rotatable in response to steering operation of a steering wheel, a pinion provided on the steering shaft, and a rack bar having rack teeth brought into engagement with the pinion so as to convert rotation of the pinion PG to axial movement;
a torsion bar disposed on the steering shaft;
a housing member having a pinion accommodating part that accommodates therein the pinion, a rack bar accommodating part that accommodates therein the rack bar, and a rack retainer accommodating part formed on a side opposite from the pinion accommodating part with respect to the rack bar;
a rack retainer supported within the rack retainer accommodating part so as to be swingable in a longitudinal direction of the rack bar;
an electric motor arranged to apply a steering force to the steering unit according to a steering torque which is determined based on a torsion amount of the torsion bar and a spring constant of the torsion bar; and
a biasing member arranged to bias the rack retainer toward the rack bar such that,
in a two-dimensional coordinate system: in which a horizontal axis represents a rotation amount of the steering wheel; a vertical axis represents the steering torque; a region where the torsion amount of the torsion bar increases in response to rotation of the steering wheel without causing rotation of the pinion and axial movement of the rack bar is a first region; a gradient of increase of the steering torque relative to the rotation amount of the steering wheel in the first region is a gradient L1; a region where the rack retainer swings in response to rotation of the steering wheel to thereby cause axial movement of the rack bar without sliding of the rack retainer and the rack bar is a second region; a region where there occurs axial movement of the rack bar, with sliding of the rack retainer and the rack bar, in response to rotation of the steering wheel is a third region; a gradient of increase of the steering torque relative to the rotation amount of the steering wheel in the third region is a gradient L2; a boundary between the first region and the second region is a boundary point a; a boundary between the second region and the third region is a boundary point b; and an intersection of a first imaginary line drawn along the gradient L1 from the boundary point a to an area where the rotation amount of the steering wheel is larger than at the boundary point a and a second imaginary line drawn along the gradient L2 from the boundary point b to an area where the rotation amount of the steering wheel is smaller than at the boundary point b is a boundary point c,
the boundary point a lies in a range where the rotation amount of the steering wheel and the steering torque are smaller than those at the boundary point c, and the boundary point b lies in a range where the rotation amount of the steering wheel is larger than that at the boundary point c.

US Pat. No. 10,012,563

POLARITY TEST OF FIBER ARRAYS BASED ON ELECTRONICALLY SWITCHED OPTICAL SIGNALS

Alliance Fiber Optic Prod...

1. An optical testing device comprising a microcontroller and a plurality of pluggable transceivers, wherein:each pluggable transceiver of the plurality of pluggable transceivers are pluggable in an optical domain to a channel of an optical fiber array;
each pluggable transceiver of the plurality of pluggable transceivers are pluggable in an electrical domain to an electronic interface of the microcontroller;
each pluggable transceiver of the plurality of pluggable transceivers comprises a light source and a photodetector configured to be optically paired with one another over a designated channel of the optical fiber array; and
the microcontroller executes logic to
designate a channel of the optical fiber array to test using a chosen pluggable transceiver of the plurality of pluggable transceivers,
control the chosen pluggable transceiver of the plurality of pluggable transceivers to activate the light source of the chosen pluggable transceiver to transmit a light signal over the designated channel of the optical fiber array,
control the chosen pluggable transceiver of the plurality of pluggable transceivers to activate the photodetector of the chosen pluggable transceiver,
automatically determine whether the photodetector of the chosen pluggable transceiver is detecting the light signal transmitted by the light source of the chosen pluggable transceiver, and
mark the designated channel of the fiber array as (i) a correct connection if the photodetector that detects the light signal transmitted by the light source of the chosen pluggable transceiver is the photodetector of the chosen pluggable transceiver, (ii) an incorrect connection if the photodetector that detects the light signal transmitted by the light source of the chosen pluggable transceiver is not the photodetector of the chosen pluggable transceiver, and (iii) no connection if no photodetector of the plurality of pluggable transceivers detects the light signal transmitted by the light source of the chosen pluggable transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,010,963

HEAT EXCHANGER AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

NORITZ CORPORATION, Hyog...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:a plurality of heat transfer tubes;
a case having at least one side wall and housing the heat transfer tubes; and
a header for entering water into the heat transfer tubes or delivering heated water from the heat transfer tubes;
wherein
the side wall of the case is provided with a bulging portion having a cylindrical circumferential wall bulging out of the case and having an end wall which blocks a tip portion of the circumferential wall and is connected with the heat transfer tubes,
the header has a hollow main body having an open edge forming an opening corresponding to the bulging portion and the opening of the header is blocked by the end wall by fitting the open edge onto the circumferential wall, thereby a chamber communicating with the heat transfer tubes is formed in the header,
for jointing the header to the side wall, an inner circumferential end of the open edge of the header is formed as a first curved surface with a convex section, an outer face of the circumferential wall of the bulging portion is formed as a second curved surface with a concave section, the first curved surface and the second curved surface are in a surface-contact condition, and the surface-contact portion and the area therearound are welded,
the second curved surface is formed in a middle portion in the projecting height direction of the circumferential wall of the bulging portion, and
the circumferential wall has a base portion without fitting to the open edge of the header, the base portion being positioned closer to a non-bulging portion of the side wall than the second curved surface.
US Pat. No. 10,010,499

METHODS OF USING MICRONEEDLE VACCINE FORMULATIONS TO ELICIT IN ANIMALS PROTECTIVE IMMUNITY AGAINST RABIES VIRUS

MERIAL INC., Duluth, GA ...

1. A safe and effective microneedle Rabies virus vaccine composition, which when administered to the pinna of an animal's ear elicits in said animal a safe and protective immune response against subsequent virulent Rabies virus challenge, comprising an immunogen comprising:(a) an effective amount of a plasmid DNA vector expressing in vivo in said animal a protective Rabies G antigen,
(b) an effective amount of an attenuated recombinant viral vector expressing in vivo in said animal a protective Rabies G antigen, or
(c) an effective amount of a protective Rabies G polypeptide; and
a sugar and a bioerodible polymer; and
wherein the composition is formulated as bio-absorbable microneedles; and
wherein the composition is stable for at least 3 weeks at 4° C.