US Pat. No. 10,029,175

CONTROLLER FOR A GAMES CONSOLE

Ironburg Inventions Ltd.,...

1. A hand held controller for a games console comprising:an outer case; and
a plurality of controls located on a front end and top of the controller, the plurality of controls including at least one analogue thumbstick;
the controller being shaped to be held in both hands of a user such that the user's thumbs are positioned to operate controls located on the top of the controller and the user's index fingers are positioned to operate controls located on the front end of the controller;
wherein the analogue thumbstick is located on the top of the controller and comprises a shaft pivotally mounted about two perpendicular axes, wherein the analogue thumbstick is configured for two-dimensional input control, and wherein the analogue thumbstick is substantially aligned with the biomechanics of the user's thumb such that control movement in a first direction is effected by the user's movement about the interphalangeal joint such that the shaft pivots about a first of the two axes and control movement in a second direction is effected by the user's natural movement about the carpometacarpal joint such that the shaft pivots about a second of the two axes.

US Pat. No. 10,030,525

TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENT WITH DIFFUSER HOLES

General Electric Company,...

1. A turbine component having a component wall with inner and outer surfaces wherein a diffuser hole passes through the component wall between the inner surface and the outer surface, the diffuser hole having a hole axis and comprising:a metering section extending from an inlet at the inner surface to a junction plane between the inner and outer surfaces; and
a diffuser section extending from the junction plane to an outlet at the outer surface, and increasing in flow area from the junction plane to the outlet, the diffuser section having an upstream portion defining a first area ratio and a downstream portion defining a second area ratio different from the first area ratio;
wherein the diffuser section is defined by an outer wall adjacent the outer surface, an inner wall adjacent the inner surface, and a pair of spaced-apart side walls extending between the inner and outer walls;
wherein the diffuser section includes a diffuser plug extending radially outward from the inner wall, laterally centered on the hole axis; and
wherein the diffuser plug includes an upstream face, a downstream face, and a pair of lateral faces that extend axially between the upstream face and the downstream face.

US Pat. No. 10,031,519

DRIVING SUPPORT DEVICE, DRIVING SUPPORT SYSTEM, AND DRIVING SUPPORT METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A driving support device comprising:an image output unit, which, in operation, outputs image information for an image to a display unit, the image including a vehicle icon representing a vehicle and a sign icon representing a place;
an operation signal input unit, which, in operation, receives an operation signal of a user:
dragging, in the image, the vehicle icon to a position of the sign icon, or
dragging, in the image, the sign icon to a position of the vehicle icon; and
a command output unit, which, in operation, outputs, in response to the operation signal being received by the operation signal input unit, an automatic driving control command to an automatic driving control unit configured to control automatic driving of the vehicle, the automatic driving control command setting a course of the vehicle to the place.

US Pat. No. 10,034,098

GENERATION OF AUDIO AND ULTRASONIC SIGNALS AND MEASURING ULTRASONIC RESPONSE IN DUAL-MODE MEMS SPEAKER

DSP GROUP LTD., Herzliya...

1. A micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) speaker that comprises:multiple MEMS elements that comprise a membrane positioned in a first plane, a blind that is positioned in a second plane and a shutter that is positioned in a third plane;
a control unit that is configured to control the multiple MEMS elements to operate in an audio output mode or an ultrasonic output mode; and
a detector that is coupled to at least one MEMS element of the multiple MEMS elements;
wherein the MEMS speaker is configured, when operating in the ultrasonic output mode, to oscillate at least one of the membrane, blind and shutter thereby generating an ultrasonic signal without audio-modulating the ultrasonic signal;
wherein the MEMS speaker is configured, when operating in the audio output mode, to oscillate the membrane thereby generating the ultrasonic signal and oscillate at least one of the shutter and the blind thereby modulating the ultrasonic acoustic signal to generate an audio signal; and
wherein the detector is configured to sense ultrasonic vibrations of the at least one MEMS element, during a detection period during which the MEMS speaker is not induced to vibrate by the control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,034,277

USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION FOR DYNAMIC CSI-RS AND CSI-IM TRANSMISSION IN LTE SYSTEMS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus for an eNB (evolved Node B), the apparatus comprising:a radio transceiver for communicating with UEs (user equipments);
processing circuitry to:
configure one or more CSI (channel state information) processes for a UE in transmission mode 10 to use to report CSI to the eNB, wherein a CSI process includes one or more non-zero power CSI reference signal (NZP CSI-RS) resources and one or more CSI interference measurement (CSI-IM) resources;
indicate to the UE which resource elements within a downlink subframe carrying NZP CSI-RS and CSI-IM resources are allocated to NZP CSI-RS and CSI-IM using radio resource control (RRC) signaling;
indicate to the UE that a particular downlink subframe carries NZP CSI-RS and CSI-IM resources not having a preconfigured subframe periodicity via physical layer control signaling over a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) or enhanced physical downlink control channel EPDCCH; and,
indicate to the UE that a particular downlink subframe carries NZP CSI-RS and CSI-IM resources in a subframe that contains a CSI request instructing the UE to send an aperiodic CSI report, in downlink control information (DCI) that contains an uplink scheduling grant for the UE, or as part of a random access response (RAR) that contains an uplink scheduling grant for the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,034,212

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A wireless communication method comprising:determining, by a processing center in a communication system, coverages of at least two access end devices comprised in the communication system, wherein the at least two access end devices access an internet via a same gateway device;
determining a location of a user equipment in the communication system, wherein the user equipment accesses a target service via a first access end device in the at least two access end devices and the same gateway device;
determining that the user equipment is capable of accessing a first target service via a second access end device and the same gateway device according to the location of the user equipment in the communication system and a coverage of the second access end device in the at least two access end devices, wherein the first target service is a part of the target service, a communication technology of the first access end device is different from a communication technology of the second access end device, or a carrier frequency used by the first access end device is different from a carrier frequency used by the second access end device; and
sending first indication information, wherein the first indication information is used for indicating that the user equipment accesses the first target service via the second access end device to the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,028,846

METHOD FOR CHECKING CERAMIC BALL HEADS FOR HIP-JOINT PROSTHESES

CeramTec GmbH, Plochinge...

1. A method comprising checking a ceramic ball head for a hip-joint prostheses, which has a receiving space with a conical side face with a clamping cone angle ? and a cone inlet and is subjected to a pressure for testing areas of the receiving space, wherein only an area of the cone inlet of the ceramic ball head is subjected to a radial force perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the ball head,wherein the checking is a proof test which checks the cone inlet of modular ball heads and guarantees a required minimum strength within a of a 100%-check for the area, where 100%-check means that ball heads with a defect break up in the proof test so that only ball heads having no defects pass the proof test;
wherein a conical sleeve with a cone angle ? is pressed into the receiving space for the checking, wherein the cone angle ? is greater than the clamping cone angle ?; and
wherein the sleeve comprises a copper alloy.

US Pat. No. 10,033,196

CONVERTING ALTERNATING CURRENT POWER TO DIRECT CURRENT POWER

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for converting alternating current (AC) power to direct current (DC) power in a non-isolated power converter, the method comprising:receiving a three-phase power supply, the three-phase power supply having an AC current that is a full-wave sinusoidal AC current;
transforming the three phase power supply into six voltage phases at a secondary side of a three-phase distribution transformer, the three-phase distribution transformer comprising a center tap on the secondary side and one or more AC wire conductors carrying the transformed power supply;
half-wave rectifying the AC current at the secondary side of the three phase distribution transformer, the half wave rectification accomplished by an arrangement of rectifier diodes on the one or more AC wire conductors;
applying a power factor correction to achieve DC power;
outputting a DC power signal having an output voltage at a DC output, the output voltage is measured across one or more capacitors; and
operating one or more Q1 inrush and shutdown field-effect transistors, the one or more Q1 inrush and shutdown field-effect transistors configured to limit a current flow and to charge the one or more capacitors.

US Pat. No. 10,030,740

LOCK-UP DEVICE FOR TORQUE CONVERTER

EXEDY CORPORATION, Neyag...

1. A lock-up device for a torque converter, the lock-up device disposed between a front cover coupled to an engine-side member and a torque converter body, the lock-up device configured to directly transmit a torque from the front cover to a turbine of the torque converter body, the lock-up device comprising:a clutch portion configured to transmit the torque from the front cover to an output side;
an output rotary member rotatable relatively to the clutch portion, the output rotary member coupled to the turbine;
a plurality of torque transmission elastic members for elastically and rotation-directionally coupling the clutch portion and the output rotary member;
an intermediate member rotatable relatively to the clutch portion and the output rotary member, the intermediate member causing at least two of the plural torque transmission elastic members to act in a series-like manner; and
a dynamic damper device including a first inertia ring, a second inertia ring and a plurality of dynamic damper elastic members, the first and second inertia rings axially split and having pairs of accommodation recesses axially opposed to each other, the plural dynamic damper elastic members accommodated in the pairs of the accommodation recesses of the first and second inertia rings and elastically coupling the intermediate member and the first and second inertia rings.

US Pat. No. 10,033,685

SOCIAL NETWORK SITE RECOMMENDER SYSTEM AND METHOD

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by one or more computing devices, analyzing one or more pieces of content of a content page to identify one or more topics associated with the content page;
by the one or more computing devices, identifying a set of related content pages, the related content pages including content related to the one or more topics;
by the one or more computing devices, analyzing a set of links in the set of related content pages to identify a set of proposed links; and
by the one or more computing devices, sending one or more of the proposed links for addition to the content page in association with the one or more pieces of content, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,034,296

SMALL CELL UPLINK INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method for identifying a user device being served by a first base station of a cellular network and causing radio interference in the uplink of a second base station, the method comprising, by the first base station:transmitting configuration information for the first base station to the second base station, wherein the configuration information comprises an identification of one or more resources allocated to an uplink channel of the first base station;
receiving an interference indication message from the second base station, the interference indication message comprising an indication that a cell of the second base station is experiencing uplink interference from at least one interfering user device;
for each of a plurality of user devices being served by the first base station, assigning a preamble to the user device;
transmitting the preambles assigned to the plurality of user devices to the second base station;
for each of the plurality of user devices, transmitting a message comprising the preamble, assigned to the user device, to the user device;
receiving an information element from the second base station, wherein the information element comprises
a list of one or more preambles which were detected at the second base station, on an uplink channel, from one or more preamble transmissions of one or more of the plurality of user devices, and
a received signal strength for each of the one or more preambles which were detected at the second base station, and wherein identifying the at least one interfering user device is also based, at least in part, on the received signal strengths; and
identifying the at least one interfering user device based, at least in part, on the list of preambles.

US Pat. No. 10,032,205

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIA FOR DISPLAYING PRODUCT INFORMATION ON WEBSITES

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A system for displaying product information, comprising:one or more computer processors; and
one or more non-transitory memory storage systems storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more computer processors, the one or more non-transitory memory storage systems comprising:
a memory device configured to store product data associated with a plurality of products, the product data including pricing information and access information related to the plurality of products;
a search engine module coupled to the memory device and configured to receive a product search request from a graphical user interface of a computing device of a user, the memory device configured to receive search results data associated with the product search request, the search results data including a plurality of product records, each product record of the plurality of product records including a price assigned with an associated product and an access number associated with the associated product, the access number being related to a number of times the associated product has been accessed by a plurality of customers;
a price bracketing module coupled to the search engine module configured to receive the search results data from the search engine module, the price bracketing module configured to determine a dynamic search result price range and a dynamic price multiple as a function of the search results data, the price bracketing module configured to filter the search results data, wherein:
a first group of the search results data comprises product records with access numbers greater than a pre-determined threshold number;
a second group of the search results data comprises product records with product categories with relevance scores greater than a pre-determined threshold relevance score; and
a faceted price range comprising a combination of the first group and the second group of the search results data that is (a) ranked by price for each product record of the plurality of product records and (b) sorted in a respective faceted price range based on the dynamic price multiple applied to the faceted price range; and
a price display module coupled to the search engine module and the price bracketing module, and configured to display the faceted price range on the graphical user interface of the computing device of the user, wherein the faceted price range is associated with the product search request of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,031,859

PULSE COUNTERS

Arista Networks, Inc., S...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable medium having executable instructions to cause one or more processing units to perform a method to read a plurality of counters in a network element, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of labels from a client, wherein each of the plurality of labels corresponds to one of the plurality of counters, the plurality of counters is stored in a shared memory table in shared memory of the network element, and a writer writes counter data for each of the plurality of counters to the shared memory table;
for each of the plurality of labels,
performing a lookup of that label for a memory reference to a corresponding counter that is one of the plurality of counters, and
retrieving the memory reference for the corresponding counter;
reading the counter data for the plurality of counters using the plurality of memory references; and
sending the counter data to the client.

US Pat. No. 10,031,206

CALIBRATION METHOD OF SENSOR OF A SATELLITE ANTENNA

AGENCY FOR DEFENCE DEVELO...

1. A method for calibrating an orientation angle of a satellite tracking antenna which is rotatable, while changing an elevation angle or an azimuth, the method comprising:an elevation encoder calibrating step of setting a value of said elevation encoder measuring said elevation angle of the satellite tracking antenna to zero (0) when an orientation direction of the satellite tracking antenna is parallel to one surface;
an azimuth encoder calibrating step of setting a value of said azimuth encoder measuring an azimuth of the satellite tracking antenna to zero (0) when an orientation direction of the satellite tracking antenna is parallel to one direction; and
a gyroscope calibrating step of performing calibration such that one of multiple axes included in said gyroscope measuring a rotation angular velocity of the satellite tracking antenna is parallel to an azimuth rotation axis of the satellite tracking antenna and the other axis among the multiple axes is parallel to an elevation rotation axis of the satellite tracking antenna,
wherein the elevation encoder calibrating step includes:
a first step of positioning the satellite tracking antenna to a position where strength of a satellite reception signal is maximized and measuring a value of the elevation encoder;
a second step of fixing said elevation angle and rotating an azimuth such that the satellite tracking antenna faces in the opposite direction;
a third step of fixing the azimuth, rotating and positioning the satellite tracking antenna such that said elevation angle is changed to a position where strength of a satellite reception signal is maximized, and measuring a variation of a value of the elevation encoder; and
a fourth step of calibrating the elevation encoder using the value of the elevation encoder measured in the first step and the variation of the value of the elevation encoder measured in the third step.

US Pat. No. 10,033,285

SECONDARY CONTROLLER FOR A FLYBACK CONVERTER INCLUDING A SENSE RESISTOR FAULT DETECTION

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. A secondary controller for a flyback converter, comprising; a measurement circuit configured to measure a sense resistor voltage across a sense resistor connected in series with a secondary winding in the flyback converter, wherein the measurement circuit comprises an operational amplifier having a first input connected through a first resistor to a first terminal of the sense resistor and having a second input connected through a second resistor to a second terminal of the sense resistor; an analog-to-digital converter; and a matched pair of current-source transistors such that an output of the operational amplifier is coupled to a gate of each current-source transistor and such that a source of a first one of the current-source transistors is coupled to the first input of the operational amplifier and a source of a second one of the current-source transistors is coupled to provide an input to the analog-to-digital converter; and a logic circuit coupled to the measurement circuit and configured to switch off an output power switch for the flyback converter responsive to the sense resistor voltage exceeding a first threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,033,128

DISCONNECT ASSEMBLIES WITH PULL OUT CLIPS AND RELATED ELECTRICAL APPARATUS AND METHODS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A disconnect assembly, comprising:a lug assembly with at least one lug held in a non-conductive lug housing; and
a pull out disconnect assembly comprising a non-conductive base holding at least one inwardly extending electrically conductive clip, wherein one of the at least one inwardly extending clip abuts an outer wall of one of the at least one lug, and wherein the at least one inwardly extending clip comprises at least one clip leg with a free end portion and an outwardly projecting medial portion that extends laterally outward less than the free end portion when disassembled and, in operative position, abuts the outer wall of one of the at least one lug.

US Pat. No. 10,032,092

TRAINING DATA TO INCREASE PIXEL LABELING ACCURACY

ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATE...

1. In a digital medium environment to generate improved training data to train a model to label pixels, a method implemented by a computing device, the method comprising:receiving, by the computing device, an image including a structured object representation configured according to a markup language or portable document format, the structured object representation defining a hierarchical relationship of a plurality of objects, one to another, to corresponding pixels within the image;
selecting, by the computing device automatically and without user intervention, an object from the plurality of objects of the structured object representation;
displaying, by the computing device based on the selecting, the corresponding pixels of the selected object in a user interface;
labeling, by the computing device, the corresponding pixels based on an input originated through user interaction with the user interface, the input labeling the displayed object; and
training, by the computing device, a model using machine learning to label pixels, the training based at least in part on the labeling of the corresponding pixels for a plurality of said images.

US Pat. No. 10,033,095

DECOUPLING DEVICE, RADIO FREQUENCY COIL AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS

1. A decoupling device comprising:a first substrate;
a first inductive coil disposed on the first substrate;
a second substrate;
a second inductive coil disposed on the second substrate; and
a joining component that joins the first substrate to the second substrate,
wherein the first inductive coil and second inductive coil have an area of overlap when the first substrate and the second substrate are joined by the joining component, and
wherein the first inductive coil is connected to a first antenna unit, and the second inductive coil is connected to a second antenna unit.

US Pat. No. 10,034,030

FIELD-PROGRAMMABLE LOW-NOISE BLOCK DOWNCONVERTER

DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.,...

1. A method for programmatically configuring a low-noise block downconverter (LNB), comprising:receiving, at the LNB from at least one television receiver, an indication of a sourcing scheme or mode that the at least one television receiver is configured to exhibit;
accessing, by the LNB, a particular file stored locally on the LNB and containing instructions to configure the LNB so that output signals provided by the LNB to the at least one television receiver are formatted according to the sourcing scheme or mode indicated by the at least one television receiver; and
modifying logic of the LNB based on the instructions so that output signals provided by the LNB to the at least one television receiver are formatted according to the sourcing scheme or mode of the at least one television receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,031,441

DEVELOPING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE INCORPORATING SAME

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A developing device comprising:a developer bearer to bear developer;
a developer containing compartment disposed lower than the developer bearer;
a conveying screw disposed in the developer containing compartment;
an inclined face extending from an inner wall of the developer containing compartment obliquely upward toward the developer bearer, the inclined face opposing the conveying screw from above; and
a developer regulator disposed opposite the developer bearer across a regulation gap to adjust an amount of the developer borne on a surface of the developer bearer, wherein the inclined face extends proximate to an end of the developer regulator defining the regulation gap.

US Pat. No. 10,031,419

PATTERN FORMING METHOD, COMPOSITION KIT AND RESIST FILM, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THESE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

15. A method for manufacturing an electronic device, comprising:providing a substrate suitable for a component in the electronic device;
forming a pattern on the substrate by a method comprising the following steps; and
assembling the electronic device from the component having the patterned substrate and other suitable parts, where the pattern is formed by a method comprising the following steps:
(i) forming a film on the substrate using an actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition which contains (A) a resin which decomposes due to an action of an acid to change its solubility with respect to a developer, (B) a compound which generates an acid by actinic rays or radiation, and (C) a resin which has one or more groups selected from the group consisting of a fluorine atom, a group which has a fluorine atom, a group which has a silicon atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, an aromatic ring group which is substituted with at least one alkyl group, and an aromatic ring group which is substituted with at least one cycloalkyl group;
(ii) forming a top coat layer using a top coat composition which contains a resin (T) on the film;
(iii) exposing the film which has the top coat layer to actinic rays or radiation; and
(iv) forming a pattern by developing the film which has the top coat layer after the exposing,
wherein the resin (A) has a repeating unit which is represented by General Formula (1) below and a repeating unit which is represented by General Formula (3) or (4) below:

in General Formula (1),
R11, R12, and R13 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a halogen atom, a cyano group, or an alkoxycarbonyl group,
R13 may form a ring by bonding with Ar1 and R13 in this case represents an alkylene group,
X1 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group,
Ar1 represents an (n+1) valent aromatic ring group and represents an (n+2) valent aromatic ring group when forming a ring by bonding with R13, and
n represents an integer of 1 to 4;

in General Formula (3),
Ar3 represents an aromatic ring group,
R3 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, an alkoxy group, an acyl group, or a hetero ring group,
M3 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group,
Q3 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, or a hetero ring group, and
at least two of Q3, M3, and R3 may form a ring by bonding with each other;

in General Formula (4),
R41, R42, and R43 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a halogen atom, a cyano group, or an alkoxycarbonyl group, R42 may form a ring by bonding with L4 and R42 in this case represents an alkylene group,
L4 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group and represents a trivalent linking group when forming a ring with R42,
R44 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, an alkoxy group, an acyl group, or a hetero ring group,
M4 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group,
Q4 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, or a hetero ring group, and
at least two of Q4, M4, and R44 may form a ring by bonding with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,030,721

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION

Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.,...

1. A method for controlling a dual clutch transmission (DCT), comprising:determining, by a state determination unit, whether a clutch of the DCT is stuck;
disabling, by a control unit, the clutch when it is determined that the clutch is stuck;
controlling, by the control unit, a driving unit to control the disabled clutch through a reference operation;
determining, by the state determination unit, whether the disabled clutch is normally operated, when a vehicle is stopped; and
enabling, by the control unit, the clutch when it is determined that the disabled clutch is normally operated.

US Pat. No. 10,029,720

TRANSPORTING LOADS ON SUPPORT SURFACES

Workshops for Warriors, ...

1. A method of transporting a load across a support surface, the method comprising:inserting at least two roller assemblies underneath the load, the at least two roller assemblies having a strength that is sufficient to support the load, each roller assembly comprising:
a base structure defining a plurality of recesses that extend inwardly from a top surface of the base structure, the plurality of recesses being configured such that at least one of the plurality of recesses is engageable with an auxiliary component of the load, and the plurality of recesses comprising a central recess positioned at a center of the top surface of the base structure,
a first wheel disposed along a first side of the base structure, and
a second wheel disposed along a second side of the base structure, the second side of the base structure being spaced apart from and parallel to the first side of the base structure;
positioning the auxiliary component of the load within a recess of the plurality of recesses; and
moving the load across the support surface while the at least two roller assemblies are disposed underneath the load.

US Pat. No. 10,033,991

VIDEO DISPLAY FOR VIEWING THROUGH POLARIZED ACTIVE SHUTTER GLASSES

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A method of processing and displaying a video frame, comprising:receiving a video frame displaying a primary image from an input video;
generating a first obscured frame by copying odd lines from said primary image and generating and adding noise lines into even lines of said first obscured frame;
generating a second obscured frame by copying even lines from said primary image and generating and adding noise lines into odd lines of said second obscured frame;
successively displaying said first obscured frame and said second obscured frame on a screen, wherein light output by said screen to display odd lines of said first obscured frame and said second obscured frame is polarized in a first direction, and light output by said screen to display even lines of said first obscured frame and said second obscured frame is polarized in a second direction with a same polarization as the first obscured frame; and
outputting a timing signal with said screen to polarized active shutter glasses comprising:
a first lens with a first analyzing filter configured to allow light that is polarized in said first direction to pass through said first analyzing filter and block light polarized in said second direction,
a second lens with a second analyzing filter configured to allow light that is polarized in said second direction to pass through said second analyzing filter and block light polarized in said first direction, and
liquid crystal layers in both said first lens and said second lens that are configured to be transparent when no voltage is applied to the liquid crystal layers and become opaque when voltage is applied to the liquid crystal layers, wherein the liquid crystal layer of the first lens either allows linearly polarized light exiting the first analyzing filter to continue oscillating in the first direction when no voltage is applied to the liquid crystal layer of the first lens or to be turned to oscillate in a different direction when voltage is applied to the liquid crystal layer of the first lens, and wherein the liquid crystal layer of the second lens either allows linearly polarized light exiting the second analyzing filter to continue oscillating in the second direction when no voltage is applied to the liquid crystal layer of the second lens or to be turned to oscillate in a different direction when voltage is applied to the liquid crystal layer of the second lens,
wherein said timing signal informs said polarized active shutter glasses to either make said first lens opaque and said second lens transparent such that said even lines are blocked by said first lens and said odd lines are visible through said second lens, or to make said first lens transparent and said second lens opaque such that said even lines are visible through said first lens and said odd lines are blocked by said second lens.

US Pat. No. 10,033,425

MULTIFUNCTION CONTROL RF ARRAY INTERFACE

L-3 Communications Corpor...

1. A control interface circuitry configured to control multiple array elements that are each separately coupled to a different antenna of a phased array antenna system, the control interface circuitry comprising:a first radio frequency (RF) combiner network configured to transmit first RF signals to and receive first RF signals from separate first transmit/receive path circuitry present in each of the different array elements and that is separately coupled to an antenna that is different than an antenna coupled to the first transmit/receive path circuitry of each of the other array elements; and
a central controller configured to communicate with separate control logic circuitry present in each of the different array elements, the control logic circuitry of each different given array element being operable to control operation of the separate first transmit/receive path circuitry of the same given array element;
wherein the central controller transfers control data to the separate control logic circuitry present in each different array element via the first RF combiner network and wherein the first RF combiner network at least one of transmits first RF signals to or receives first RF signals from the first transmit/receive path circuitry present in each different array element; and
where the first RF combiner network has a RF and data signal input/output configured to exchange the first RF signals and the control data with the different array elements, a data signal input/output coupled to exchange the control data with the central controller, and a RF input/output coupled to output the first RF signals from the first RF combiner network that are received from the different array elements and to receive the first RF signals that are provided to the different array elements; and where the first RF combiner network is configured to provide constant group delay for the control data exchanged with the different array elements.

US Pat. No. 10,032,199

AGGREGATION OF MULTIPLE MEDIA STREAMS TO A USER

International Business Ma...

1. A method for an aggregation provider to provide an aggregated media stream to a user, the method comprising the steps of:a media source provider that has a portable media source agreeing with the aggregation provider to provide a media stream from the portable media source that satisfies a media content specification that specifies how the media source provider provides the media stream of a live televised event, wherein the media content specification comprises device type of the portable media source, data type generated by the portable media source, media quality that specifies minimum resolution of the media stream generated by the portable media source, event type of the live televised event, and a plurality of views that each specify a direction for pointing the portable media source when generating the media stream of the live televised event;
the media source provider supplying the media stream of the live televised event to the aggregation provider based on the media content specification;
the aggregation provider analyzing embedded metadata in the media stream received from the media source provider, and determining based on the embedded metadata whether the media stream satisfies the media content specification;
when the media stream received from the media source provider does not satisfy the media content specification, not using the media stream in the aggregated media stream;
when the media stream received from the media source provider satisfies the media content specification, using at least a portion of the media stream in the aggregated media stream; and
sending the aggregated media stream to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,030,851

ENCAPSULATED QUANTUM DOTS IN POROUS PARTICLES

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A process for the production of a luminescent material, the luminescent material comprising particles having a porous inorganic material core with pores which are at least partly filled with a polymeric material with luminescent quantum dots embedded therein, the process comprising:impregnating the particles of the particulate porous inorganic material with a first liquid comprising the luminescent quantum dots and a curable or polymerizable precursor of the polymeric material, to provide pores that are at least partly filled with said luminescent quantum dots and curable or polymerizable precursor; and curing or polymerizing the curable or polymerizable precursor within pores of the porous material.
US Pat. No. 10,030,099

DIGESTION OF KERATIN

Resinate Materials Group,...

1. A keratin-derived polyol comprising recurring units of:(a) a digesting material selected from (i) an alkanolamine, (ii) a polyamine, or combinations thereof, and
(b) an intermediate made by digesting a keratin source, wherein the digesting material and the keratin source are heated.

US Pat. No. 10,034,077

EARPHONE CONTROL METHOD, EARPHONE CONTROL SYSTEM AND EARPHONE

GOERTEK INC., Weifang, S...

1. An earphone control method, comprising:selecting a motion state judgement parameter of a wearer for controlling an earphone, and setting an alert condition according to the selected motion state judgement parameter;
real-timely monitoring and acquiring behavior data of the earphone wearer;
calculating, by a processor device, the motion state judgement parameter by using the acquired behavior data to obtain a motion state judgement parameter value; and
judging, by the processor device, whether or not the motion state judgement parameter value satisfies the alert condition; if the motion state judgement parameter value satisfies the alert condition, determining to enter an earphone alert state and controlling to perform corresponding alert operation on the earphone;
and further comprising:
starting timing from a time moment of determining to enter an earphone alert state, and obtaining a current alert time length;
comparing, by the processor device, the current alert time length with a preset time threshold; if the current alert time length is larger than or equal to the time threshold, exiting the earphone alert state and cancelling corresponding alert operation; and
if the current alert time length is less than the time threshold, keeping the alert state and further judging whether or not there is a motion state judgement parameter value satisfying the alert condition in the current alert time length; if so, recounting time from a current alert time point, or otherwise again comparing the current alert time length with the preset time threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,033,934

VEHICLE VISION SYSTEM WITH EXTERIOR VIEWING CAMERA

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A vehicular vision system suitable for use in a vehicle, said vehicular vision system comprising:a camera module;
said camera module comprising a camera;
said camera comprising (i) an imager disposed on an imager circuit board and (ii) a lens assembly comprising a lens barrel accommodating at least one lens;
wherein said camera, when mounted at a vehicle equipped with said vehicular vision system, is operable to capture image data representative of a scene exterior of the equipped vehicle;
a flexible ribbon cable connecting to and extending from the imager circuit board;
said flexible ribbon cable comprising electrical conductors that connect electrical circuitry of the imager circuit board to a terminator portion of said flexible ribbon cable, wherein said terminator portion comprises a first electrical connector;
wherein the electrical circuitry of the imager circuit board comprises the imager;
said camera module comprising a main circuit board, said main circuit board including a digital image processor for processing image data captured by the imager;
wherein said main circuit board comprises a multilayered printed circuit board (PCB) having a first planar side and an opposing second planar side separated from the first planar side by a thickness dimension of the multilayered PCB;
wherein first circuitry is disposed at the first planar side of the multilayered PCB, and wherein second circuitry is disposed at the second planar side of the multilayered PCB;
wherein said camera is disposed at the first planar side of the multilayered PCB;
wherein said second circuitry disposed at the second planar side of the multilayered PCB comprises said digital image processor;
wherein the multilayered PCB at its second planar side comprises a second electrical connector, and wherein said second electrical connector at the second planar side of the multilayered PCB is configured for mating with said first electrical connector at the terminator portion of said flexible ribbon cable;
wherein, with said camera module disposed at an equipped vehicle and with said camera operated to capture image data and with said first electrical connector at the terminator portion of said flexible ribbon cable mated with said second electrical connector at the second planar side of the multilayered PCB and with said flexible ribbon cable connecting to and extending from the imager circuit board, image data captured by the imager of said camera is provided via said flexible ribbon cable at least to said second circuitry disposed at the second planar side of the multilayered PCB;
wherein image data provided via said flexible ribbon cable at least to said second circuitry disposed at the second planar side of the multilayered PCB is processed by said digital image processor for at least one driving assist system of the equipped vehicle;
wherein said camera module comprises a housing;
wherein said main circuit board is disposed within said housing;
wherein said camera is at least partially disposed within said housing;
wherein said housing encloses said main circuit board and the imager circuit board;
wherein said housing comprises a front portion that is in front of a rear portion of said housing;
wherein said main circuit board is enclosed within said front and rear portions of said housing;
wherein said camera is at least partially housed within said rear portion of said housing;
wherein said rear portion of said housing has an aperture;
wherein at least a portion of said lens barrel of said camera extends through said aperture of said rear portion; and
wherein said lens barrel of said camera protrudes outside said housing at an acute angle relative to said front portion of said housing.

US Pat. No. 10,031,727

HOME DEVICE APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method for seamlessly and automatically building an application using an application programming interface (API) to interface with one or more devices within an environment with an assistant device having artificial intelligence (AI), comprising:generating, by a processor, a graphic representing a layout of one or more graphical user interface (GUI) elements for the application to instruct the assistant device to control the one or more devices within the environment;
selecting, by the processor, a section of the graphic corresponding to the one or more GUI elements for the application that is to be a selectable item on the application to implement a functionality to be performed within the environment using the assistant device;
assigning, by the processor, one or more device categories to the section of the graphic corresponding to the one or more GUI elements for the application that is to be the selectable item on the application to implement the functionality to be performed within the environment using the assistant device, wherein the one or more device categories indicate types of devices within a location that can perform the functionality within the environment using the assistant device;
generating, by the processor, a rule based on attributes associated with the one or more device categories indicating the types of devices within the location that can perform the functionality within the environment using the assistant device, wherein the rule indicates a timer service and a conflict monitoring service to be executed, wherein the timer service initiates a count of time from selection of the section of the graphic corresponding to the one or more GUI elements for the application to determine when the count of time reaches a threshold time causing the one or more devices associated with the one or more device categories to perform the functionality within the environment using the assistant device, wherein the conflict monitoring service determines that the environment includes a conflicting device having a status that is not compatible with the functionality within the environment, and wherein the conflict monitoring service terminates performance of the functionality within the environment when the status of the conflicting device is determined; and
generating, by the processor, the application having the section of the graphic corresponding to the one or more GUI elements for the application, wherein the section of the graphic corresponding to the one or more GUI elements for the application when selected instructs the assistant device to cause the one or more devices to perform the functionality within the environment in accordance with the rule.

US Pat. No. 10,029,386

TABLE SAW WITH POSITIVE LOCKING MECHANISM

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

6. A power tool, comprising:a swing arm movable along a swing arm path between a first swing arm position and a second swing arm position spaced apart from the first swing arm position;
a latch pin movable between a first latch pin position whereat the swing arm is maintained at the first swing arm position and a second latch pin position whereat the swing arm is not maintained at the first swing arm position;
an actuating device that, upon actuation, contacts the latch pin to transfer a first force to the latch pin to move the latch pin in a direction toward the second latch position, and, after transferring the first force, contacts the swing arm to transfer a second force to the swing arm to force the swing arm assembly away from the first swing arm position and toward the second swing arm position; and
a control system configured to control the actuation of the actuating device.

US Pat. No. 10,032,590

CIRCUIT BREAKERS WITH SHAPED NEUTRAL BUSBARS AND/OR LOAD TERMINALS AND RELATED METHODS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A circuit breaker, comprising:a circuit breaker housing;
a current transformer in the housing, the current transformer comprising a window;
a printed circuit board (PCB) in the housing, wherein the window of the current transformer has an open through channel facing a side of the PCB with a perimeter contour with a recessed segment, wherein the recessed segment of the PCB extends across the open through channel of the current transformer, with a portion of the open through channel above the recessed segment of the PCB and a portion of the channel below the recessed segment of the PCB;
a collar assembly in the housing residing adjacent the open through channel of the current transformer on a side of the open through channel of the current transformer opposing the recessed segment of the PCB, wherein the collar assembly comprises a channel; and
a neutral busbar in the housing, wherein the neutral busbar has a rigid or semi-rigid shaped body with a first segment that extends through the window of the current transformer and into the channel of the collar assembly and a second segment that extends behind the first segment and is attached to the PCB,
wherein the circuit breaker housing comprises a bottom base member with an internal facing curved cavity, a cooperating middle base member, and a cooperating top cover that attach together, wherein the middle base member holds the PCB over the bottom base member and inside the top cover, and wherein the internal facing curved cavity holds the current transformer under a window in the middle base member adjacent a load side of the circuit breaker with the portion of the open through channel above the recessed segment of the PCB and the portion of the channel below the recessed segment of the PCB.

US Pat. No. 10,031,248

REAL-TIME INFILL IN MARINE SEISMIC SURVEYS USING AN INDEPENDENT SEISMIC SOURCE

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. A method of seismic data acquisition, comprising:acquiring primary seismic data at a plurality of streamers towed by an acquisition vessel based at least in part on energy emitted by a first seismic source;
towing an independent seismic source to acquire infill seismic data at the plurality of streamers based at least in part on energy emitted by the independent seismic source while the primary seismic data is still being acquired at the plurality of streamers based at least in part on the energy emitted by the first seismic source, wherein the independent seismic source is towed independently of the acquisition vessel;
determining areas in which infill seismic data is to be acquired based at least in part on a real-time analysis of the acquired primary seismic data; and
positioning the independent seismic source based at least in part on the determined areas and on measured feathering of the plurality of streamers.

US Pat. No. 10,030,661

ELECTRIC PUMP

Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kai...

1. An electric pump configured to pressurize and discharge fluid, the electric pump comprising:a casing including an intake opening and a discharging opening, and defining a storage space including a pump chamber and a motor chamber, the pump chamber communicating with the intake opening and the discharging opening, and the motor chamber communicating with the pump chamber;
a stator attached to the casing;
a shaft disposed in the storage space; and
a rotor disposed in the storage space and attached rotatably to the shaft,
wherein the rotor comprises:
a body including an inner circumferential surface encircling the shaft; and
a magnet located in the motor chamber, and arranged so as to be (i) separated from an outer circumferential surface of the body with an interval in between and (ii) separated from the stator with an interval in between,
the interval between the magnet and the outer circumferential surface of the body communicates the motor chamber and a low pressure area of the pump chamber,
the body includes a groove extending from a motor chamber side end of the inner circumferential surface of the body to the pump chamber along the shaft, and
the rotor further comprises a wall disposed in the interval between the magnet and the outer circumferential surface of the body and at a position that is different from the groove in a rotation direction of the rotor, and extending from a motor chamber side end of the outer circumferential surface of the body toward the pump chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,030,638

ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATOR FOR A RECIPROCATING COMPRESSOR

Nuovo Pignone Srl, Flore...

1. A reciprocating compressor comprising:a housing comprising:
an inner surface defining at least one compression chamber,
a first aperture, and
a second aperture;
a first piston comprising at least one first piston compression face, the first piston being slidably disposed within the compression chamber;
a first piston rod comprising a first proximate portion and a first distal portion, the first proximate portion being slidably received within the first aperture, the first piston rod being drivably connected to the first piston;
a second piston comprising at least one second piston compression face opposed to the first piston compression face, the second piston being slidably disposed within the compression chamber;
a second piston rod comprising a second proximate portion and a second distal portion, the second proximate portion being slidably received within the second aperture, the second piston rod being drivably connected to the second piston;
a first actuator attached to the first distal portion of the first piston rod; and
a second actuator attached to the second distal portion of the second piston rod,
wherein the first and the second piston rods define a translation axis extending through the compression chamber,
wherein the first and the second actuators are configured to drivably reciprocate the first and the second pistons within the compression chamber along the translation axis,
wherein the first and the second actuators comprises a force generator and a force accumulator disposed between the force generator and the distal portion of the piston rod, and
wherein the force accumulator comprises at least one capacitor having a first conductive material attached to one of the first and the second piston rods and a second conductive material fixed with respect to one of the first and the second piston rods, wherein the at least one capacitor has a variable capacitance.

US Pat. No. 10,029,566

METHOD FOR LIMITING CLUTCH TORQUE TO REDUCE HIGH MU WHEEL SLIP

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A method for limiting an amount of torque biased to a wheel of a vehicle with a high mu slip, comprising:processing clutch torque data to determine an electronic limited slip differential clutch torque limit;
processing wheel speed data to generate mu slip data for the wheel;
comparing a current torque command from a traction controller to the wheel against a torque command calibration value;
processing at least the wheel speed data to determine if a vehicle speed (Vx) of the vehicle is less than maximum vehicle speed threshold (MaxVx);
comparing the generated mu slip data of the wheel to threshold mu slip data; and
when the generated mu slip data is greater than the threshold mu slip data for the wheel, thus indicating that the high mu wheel is slipping, reducing the electronic limited slip differential clutch torque limit by a predetermined ratio to reduce the torque biased to the wheel of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,029,403

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING PREFORMS WITH SPECIAL GEOMETRIES

NETSTAL-MASCHINEN AG, Na...

1. A method for producing a preform, comprising:injecting a polymer melt into an injection mould having a cavity shaped to mold a preform formed with a neck region and defined by an inner space having in a preform body region a radial extent which is not greater than a radial extent of the inner space in the neck region adjacent the preform body region;
opening the injection mould after a first cooling step;
removing the preform from the open mould with a removal gripper; and
inflating the preform relative to the cavity of the injection mould with use of a positive pressure so that the preform increases relative to the cavity of the injection mould and a wall of the inflated preform is urged against a wall of a cavity of the removal gripper, said cavity of the removal gripper sized greater in a base region of the preform than the cavity of the injection mould,
wherein said inflating step includes inflating the base region of the preform in the removal gripper with the positive pressure in a range between 0.5 and 8 bar.

US Pat. No. 10,029,123

RADIOTHERAPY APPARATUS

Elekta AB (Publ), Stockh...

1. A radiotherapy apparatus, comprising:a rotatable drum on which is mounted a gantry arm carrying a radiation source, wherein the arm extending from the drum to a location of the radiation source is offset from the axis of rotation of the drum and oriented towards the axis; and
a mechanism configured to apply a tilt to the arm at one or more rotational orientations of the drum,
wherein the rotatable drum is supported on wheels beneath the drum, and the mechanism is an eccentric mechanism within the wheels and is configured to apply the tilt to the arm via the wheels.

US Pat. No. 10,031,273

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A light source device comprising:a light source;
a light guide plate comprising:
(i) a first side-surface facing the light source,
(ii) a front surface which has a rectangular shape, outputting light from the light source entered through the first side-surface,
(iii) a rear surface opposite to the front surface, and
(iv) a second side-surface not facing the light source and being vertical to both of the first side-surface and the front surface, wherein notches are formed at edge parts of the light guide plate along the second side-surface, not the first side-surface of the light guide plate; and
a reflection sheet member which is disposed to face the rear surface of the light guide plate and has concave parts corresponding to the notches,
wherein the light source device further comprises:
a light guide plate pressing member extending in a longitudinal direction of the second side surface of the light guide plate and having a L-shaped cross-section orthogonal to the longitudinal direction, wherein the light guide plate pressing member comprises:
(a) a wall part having a flat surface which is parallel to the second side surface of the light guide plate; and
(b) a side plate protruding inward from a front edge of the wall part and covering a peripheral region of the front surface of the light guide plate, and
wherein the light guide plate pressing member has a reflection surface on a rear surface of the side plate, and the reflection surface is formed at a portion other than positions corresponding to the notches of the light guide plate, in the facing direction in which the reflection sheet member and the light guide plate face each other
with the proviso that the light source device does not comprise a member extending in a longitudinal direction of the first side surface of the light guide plate and covering a peripheral region of the front surface of the light guide plate.

US Pat. No. 10,030,540

FAN CASE LINER REMOVAL WITH EXTERNAL HEAT MAT

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A method of replacing a fan case liner in a fan case, the method comprisingapplying heat to a portion of an exterior surface of a fan case to soften an adhesive layer bonding a first fan case liner panel to an inner surface of the fan case,
removing the first fan case liner panel and adhesive residue from the fan case to produce an undisrupted inner surface of the fan case, and
bonding a second fan case liner panel to the undisrupted inner surface of the fan case, wherein
applying heat to the portion of the exterior of the fan case is performed on the portion of the fan case containing the first fan case liner panel.

US Pat. No. 10,029,558

GRILLE SHUTTER ASSEMBLY

SRG Global, Inc., Troy, ...

1. A vehicle grille shutter assembly comprising:a first louver mounted for rotation about a first rotational axis;
a second louver mounted for rotation about a second rotational axis, the first and second rotational axes being angled relative to each other such that the first and second rotational axes intersect each other at an angle that is less than 180 degrees; and
a drive link connected to the first and second louvers and transmitting rotational motion of the first louver to the second louver, wherein the drive link is connected to the first louver by a first peg attached to one of the first louver and the drive link and rotatably received in a first aperture included in the other of the first louver and the drive link, wherein the drive link is connected to the second louver by a second peg attached to one of the second louver and the drive link and rotatably received in a second aperture included in the other of the second louver and the drive link, the first and second pegs extending along first and second longitudinal axes, respectively, the first and second longitudinal axes being angled relative to each other such that the first and second longitudinal axes intersect each other at an angle that equals the angle between the first and second rotational axes,
wherein rotational motion of the first and second louvers between open and closed positions causes linear movement of the first peg within the first aperture along the first longitudinal axis and linear movement of the second peg within the second aperture along the second longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,030,730

VEHICLE BRAKE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETECTING WEAR OF FRICTION MEMBER

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle brake system, comprising:an electric brake device including (a) a friction member, (b) a rotor configured to rotate with a wheel, (c) a motor as a power source, and (d) a driven member configured to be moved forward and backward by the motor, the electric brake device being configured to generate a braking force such that the driven member is moved forward by the motor so as to press the friction member and the friction member is brought into contact with the rotor; and
a wear detector configured to detect wear of the friction member and including (A) a data obtaining section configured to obtain an amount of a forward movement of the driven member corresponding to a distance by which the driven member moves forward and a pressing force by which the driven member presses the friction member, (B) a contact-start-position detecting section configured to detect a contact start position at which the driven member is located when the friction member starts to contact the rotor, and (C) a remaining-thickness estimating section configured to estimate a remaining thickness of the friction member based on the contact start position detected by the contact-start-position detecting section,
wherein the wear detector further includes an uneven-wear detecting section configured to detect uneven wear of the friction member indicative of a state in which the friction member is unevenly worn, by comparing: a relationship between the amount of the forward movement and the pressing force obtained by the data obtaining section; and a relationship between an amount of the forward movement and a pressing force in a case where it is supposed that a thickness of the friction member is equal to the remaining thickness that would be estimated by the remaining-thickness estimating section in a state in which the friction member is evenly worn.

US Pat. No. 10,029,767

RECREATIONAL FLOTATION DEVICE

Aqua-Leisure Industries, ...

1. A recreational flotation device, comprising:an inflatable member having a polygonal shape and surrounding and defining an inner region, the inflatable member comprising a plurality of inflatable portions, each of the inflatable portions corresponding to a side of the polygonal shape;
wherein the plurality of inflatable portions comprise first and second inflatable portions positioned substantially opposite to each other and configured such that, when fully inflated, the first inflatable portion has a greater volume than the second inflatable portion, and
wherein the inflatable member is configured such that when inflated, the height of the inflatable member tapers downwardly from the first inflatable portion toward the second inflatable portion substantially opposite to the first inflatable portion.
US Pat. No. 10,030,244

SERPINA1 IRNA COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A double stranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) agent for inhibiting expression of a serine peptidase inhibitor, clade A member 1 (Serpina1) in a cell, wherein said dsRNA agent comprises a sense strand and an antisense strand, said antisense strand comprising a region of complementarity to an mRNA encoding Serpina1, wherein the region of complementarity comprises at least 15 contiguous nucleotides differing by no more than 3 nucleotides from the nucleotide sequence of 5?-GGUGAGUUCAUUUUCCAGGUGCU 3? (SEQ ID NO:143),wherein each strand is independently 14-30 nucleotides in length,
wherein substantially all of the nucleotides of said sense strand and substantially all of the nucleotides of said antisense strand are modified nucleotides, and
wherein said sense strand is conjugated to a ligand attached at the 3?-terminus.

US Pat. No. 10,032,732

SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE ARRANGEMENT

Virginia Tech Intellectua...

1. A semiconductor module arrangement includinga insulating substrate,
at least two electronic switches mounted on said insulating substrate and connected to respective input voltage power rails,
a further insulating substrate,
a conductive layer between said insulating substrate and said further insulating substrate forming a capacitance across said insulating substrate,
a further capacitance across said further insulating substrate and in series with said capacitance across said insulating substrate said further capacitance being smaller than said capacitance across said insulating substrate, and
a connection arrangement for diverting current capacitively coupled to said conductive layer to at least one of said input voltage power rails through at least one decoupling capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,031,034

PRESSURE SENSOR FOR DETECTING FORCE

CeramTec GmbH, Plochinge...

1. A method comprising the steps of:measuring with a pressure sensor comprising a polarized pressure sensor and an unpolarized pressure sensor a force, wherein the measuring occurs simultaneously with the polarized pressure sensor and with the unpolarized pressure sensor, wherein both the polarized pressure sensor and the unpolarized pressure sensor comprise a piezoelectric material and wherein capacitances of both the polarized pressure sensor and the unpolarized pressure sensor are supplied to an electrotechnical link in an evaluation unit, and wherein the piezoelectric material has a high mechanical quality in the range from 200 to 2000 and has a high coercive field strength >1.5 kV/mm at room temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,028,559

PROTECTIVE CASE FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH A DOCKING RECEPTACLE FOR A WIRELESS PERIPHERAL DEVICE

Otter Products, LLC, For...

1. A protective case for an electronic device and associated wireless electrical peripheral device, the protective case comprising:a protective shell for protecting the electronic device when the electronic device is inserted in the protective shell;
a docking receptacle including a cavity for receiving at least a portion of the associated electrical peripheral device and an engagement mechanism for removably retaining the received portion of the associated electrical peripheral device in the cavity, the docking receptacle further including a gasket configured to seal a first portion of the wireless electrical peripheral device received in the docking receptacle from water and further configured to allow a second portion of the wireless electrical peripheral device not received in the docking receptacle to be exposed to water;
a second docking receptacle including a second cavity spaced apart from the first cavity for receiving at least a portion of a second associated electrical peripheral device and a second engagement mechanism for removably retaining the received portion of the second associated electrical peripheral device in the cavity; and
a battery for charging at least one of the inserted electronic device and the retained wireless electrical peripheral device.
US Pat. No. 10,030,160

PIGMENT COMPOSITES COMPRISING SYNERGISTS AND POLYMER COATINGS

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

1. An inkjet ink composition comprising:an aqueous vehicle; and
composite particles comprising:
a pigment selected from anthraquinones, phthalocyanine blues, phthalocyanine greens, diazos, monoazos, pyranthrones, perylenes, heterocyclic yellows, quinolonoquinolones, and (thio)indigoids;
at least one ionic synergist adsorbed to the pigment surface; and
at least one ionic polymer coating the pigment surface comprising the at least one synergist,
wherein the at least one synergist and the at least one polymer have opposing charges,
wherein in the composite, a total charge of the at least one polymer is greater than a total charge of the at least one synergist,
wherein the composite particles have a mean particle size ranging from 50 nm to 600 nm, and
wherein the synergist is structurally similar to the pigment with an identical structural section comprising at least 50% of the total molecular weight of the pigment.

US Pat. No. 10,034,035

METHODS, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR AUDIOVISUAL SYNCHRONIZATION WITH MULTIPLE OUTPUT DEVICES

DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.,...

1. A method of provisioning an audio output device for use, the method comprising:obtaining, by a media device including a display interface coupled to a display device, identification information identifying a device type associated with the audio output device during a pairing process with the audio output device;
in response to the audio output device being paired with the media device, downloading, by the media device from a server via a network, synchronization settings for the device type;
providing, by the media device, video content of a media program to the display device coupled to the display interface of the media device;
providing, by the media device, audio content of the media program to the audio output device, wherein the providing of the audio content to the audio output device by the media device is delayed or advanced relative to the providing of the video content to the display device by the media device in accordance with the synchronization settings;
providing, by the media device, a graphical user interface display on the display device coupled to the display interface of the media device concurrent to the video content, wherein the graphical user interface display includes a graphical adjustment element manipulable to adjust the synchronization settings; and
in response to user input adjusting a position of the graphical adjustment element, dynamically adjusting a delay or offset between the providing of the audio content to the audio output device and the providing of the video content to the display device by the media device in accordance with adjusted synchronization settings corresponding to an adjustment to the position of the graphical adjustment element.

US Pat. No. 10,033,212

BATTERY CELL WITH DISCRETION TO DRIVE LOADS WITHIN BATTERY STACK

Analog Devices, Inc., No...

17. A control system to control communicate with a battery cell comprising a switch system, the switch system comprising first switch pair connecting the battery cell to a set of output terminals in a first polarity orientation and a second switch pair connecting the battery cell to the set of output terminals in a second polarity orientation opposite the first polarity orientation, the control system comprising:a receiver to receive command signals via a communication channel representing desired changes to an output voltage of the system;
a transmitter to transmit command signals to a next stage of the communication channel; and
a controller to, in response to a newly-received command to change the output voltage, select between:
changing a configuration of the switch system and consuming the command; and
passing the command to a next stage via the transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,033,181

DC POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A direct current (DC) power distribution system for distributing DC power to one or more electrical devices, the DC power distribution system comprising:(i) an electrical conductor for conducting DC power from a power supply device to an electrical device,
wherein the power supply device provides DC power to the one or more electrical devices using the electrical conductor and receives a signal from the one or more electrical devices for requesting a first amount of power or a second amount of power, wherein the first amount of power is greater than the second amount of power; and
(ii) the power supply device for supplying DC power to the one or more electrical devices via the electrical conductor, wherein the power supply device is operable in a first power mode, in which the first amount of power is supplied to the one or more electrical devices via the electrical conductor, and in a second power mode, in which the second amount of power is supplied to the one or more electrical devices via the electrical conductor,
wherein the power supply device comprises the power supply control unit the power supply control unit configured to receive the signal from the one or more electrical devices and control a power mode of the power supply device based on the signal from the one or more electrical devices,
wherein the one or more electrical devices are configured to request the power supply device to supply the first amount of power by transmitting the signal to the power supply control unit,
wherein the power supply control unit is configured to cause the power supply device to operate in:
(1) the first power mode when the power supply control unit receives the signal, from the one or more electrical devices, for requesting the first amount of power, and
(2) the second power mode when the power supply control unit does not receiving the signal for requesting the first amount of power within a predetermined receiving time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,032,249

IMAGE GENERATING APPARATUS, IMAGE GENERATING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. An image generating apparatus comprising:an image input interface configured to acquire a captured image of a road; and
a processor configured to:
extract an image of a trapezoidal region from the captured image, the trapezoidal region is enclosed by two vanishing lines which are converged to a vanishing point in a depth direction of the captured image and two parallel lines which respectively intersect with the two vanishing lines;
transform the image of the trapezoidal region into an image of a rectangular region using a geometric transformation model which transforms the trapezoidal region into the rectangular region; and
generate an image for enlarging and displaying a moving body or a structure on the road present at a distant view part of the captured image based on the transformed image having the rectangular region.

US Pat. No. 10,031,714

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING AUDIO FILES

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method for processing audio files, comprising:receiving a setting instruction from a user;
setting preset types of spliced songs in accordance with the setting instruction;
reading out N audio files, wherein N?1 and is an integer;
analyzing the N audio files to obtain types of the N audio files;
determining, in each of the N audio files, a start time and an end time of each segment corresponding to each of the types of the N audio files, comprising
extracting predetermined parts of the N audio files, wherein the predetermined parts are original voice parts or accompaniment parts;
locating a transition location of each type of the predetermined parts of the N audio files;
acquiring a first start time and a first end time of each segment corresponding to each type of the predetermined parts of the N audio files; and
using the first start time and the first end time of each segment corresponding to each type of the predetermined parts of the N audio files as the start time and the end time of each segment corresponding to each of the types of the N audio files;
clipping the N audio files in accordance with the start time and the end time of each segment corresponding to each of the types of the N audio files to obtain K clipped segments, wherein K?1 and is an integer; and
splicing all or part of the K clipped segments in accordance with an order of the preset types to obtain spliced audio files of the spliced songs.

US Pat. No. 10,028,533

INDUCTIVE HEATING DEVICE, AEROSOL DELIVERY SYSTEM COMPRISING AN INDUCTIVE HEATING DEVICE, AND METHOD OF OPERATING SAME

Philip Morris Products S....

1. Inductive heating device for heating an aerosol-forming substrate comprising a susceptor, the inductive heating device comprising:a device housing,
a DC power source for in operation providing a DC supply voltage (VDC) and a DC current (IDC),
a power supply electronics configured to operate at high frequency, the power supply electronics comprising a DC/AC converter connected to the DC power source, the DC/AC converter comprising an LC load network configured to operate at low ohmic load,wherein the LC load network comprises a series connection of a capacitor and an inductor having an ohmic resistance,a cavity arranged in the device housing, the cavity having an internal surface shaped to accommodate at least a portion of the aerosol-forming substrate, the cavity being arranged such that upon accommodation of the portion of the aerosol-forming substrate in the cavity the inductor of the LC load network is inductively coupled to the susceptor of the aerosol-forming substrate during operation,wherein the power supply electronics further comprises a microcontroller programmed to in operation determine from the DC supply voltage of the DC power source and from the DC current drawn from the DC power source an apparent ohmic resistance, further programmed to in operation determine from the apparent ohmic resistance the temperature of the susceptor of the aerosol-forming substrate, and further programmed to monitor changes in the apparent ohmic resistance and to detect a puff when a decrease of the apparent ohmic resistance is determined which is indicative of a temperature decrease of the susceptor during a user inhalation.

US Pat. No. 10,034,417

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR SIMULATION-BASED OPTIMIZATION OF DATA CENTER COOLING EQUIPMENT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT COR...

1. A method for optimizing cooling power consumption in a data center including a plurality of racks and at least one cooling unit, the method comprising:receiving information regarding the data center, including a layout of the plurality of racks and the at least one cooling unit within the data center;
determining an initial power consumption value for the data center by implementing an energy model;
predicting at least one temperature value and at least one airflow rate value by implementing a numerical simulation model;
defining constraints associated with operation of the at least one cooling unit, including maximum and minimum airflow rate values for the at least one cooling unit, maximum and minimum supply temperature values for the at least one cooling unit, and a maximum inlet temperature for each rack of the plurality of racks;
determining at least one optimal cooling set point value for the at least one cooling unit using an optimization solver based on the initial power consumption value and the at least one predicted temperature value and the at least one predicted airflow rate value, the optimization solver minimizing a power consumption value of a power consumption function while maintaining the constraints associated with operation of the at least one cooling unit; and
controlling operation of the at least one cooling unit using the at least one optimal cooling set point value.

US Pat. No. 10,034,356

SMART LIGHTING DEVICE, AND SMART LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

SENGLED OPTOELECTRONICS C...

1. A smart lighting device, comprising:a light-emitting module configured to emit light;
a power supply module configured to power the entire smart lighting device;
a wireless communication module configured to perform wireless communication;
an image acquisition module configured to capture an image or a video of a surrounding area of the smart lighting device in real-time, and to send the image or the video to a control module for analysis;
a microphone module configured to have operation modes including a sleep mode and a monitor mode, and configured to receive a first control signal from the control module to switch from the sleep mode to the monitor mode and receive a second control signal from the control module to switch from the monitor mode to the sleep mode, wherein the microphone module is configured to: begin collecting audio signals in the surrounding area of the smart lighting device only when being activated at the monitor mode;
the control module, configured to respectively connect the light-emitting module, the image acquisition module, the microphone module, and the wireless communication module, based on receiving and analyzing the image or the video from the image acquisition module, to provide the first control signal to the microphone module to switch the microphone module from the sleep mode to the monitor mode only when detecting an appearance of a human or a first specific human gesture, and to provide the second control signal to the microphone module to switch the microphone module from the monitor mode to the sleep mode when detecting one of a second specific human gesture, and a first voice command; and
a face library configured to store face credentials with corresponding preset configurations, the corresponding preset configurations including user preferences on at least one of brightness, color, or color temperature of the emitted light, wherein when detecting the appearance of a user that matches one of the face credentials, the light emitting module adjusts the emitted light based on the corresponding preset configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,030,846

FACE-LIT WAVEGUIDE ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS

SVV TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION...

1. A face-lit waveguide illumination system, comprising:a portion of a light transmitting planar waveguide;
an elongated optical element attached to a major broad-area surface of said planar waveguide, said elongated optical element having a longer dimension that is much greater than the shorter dimensions and further having a first optically transparent surface facing said planar waveguide and an opposing second optically transparent surface facing away from said planar waveguide;
a plurality of light sources distributed along said longer dimension and optically coupled to said elongated optical element; and
one or more light extracting features configured for extracting light from said planar waveguide;
wherein said second optically transparent surface is configured for reflecting light by means of a total internal reflection, wherein said elongated optical element is configured for injecting light emitted by said light source into said planar waveguide at an angle permitting for propagating substantially all of the injected light in said planar waveguide by means of a total internal reflection; and wherein a transversal width of the optical contact area of said elongated optical element with said major broad-area surface is approximately equal to or less than 2d/?n2?1, where d is the thickness of said planar waveguide and n is the refractive index of the medium of said planar waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,034,419

DETACHING APPARATUS FOR DETACHING COMPONENT FROM CIRCUIT BOARD

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A detaching apparatus for detaching a component from a circuit board, the detaching apparatus comprising:a bench;
a first supporting member attached to the bench, wherein the first supporting member comprises a pair of rails attached to the bench;
a convey system comprising a pair of conveyor belts respectively attached to an inner side of each of the rails and driven by a driving member, the circuit board being supported on a tray, the tray being conveyed by the conveyor belts;
a positioning member attached to the first supporting member for positioning the circuit board;
a second supporting member attached to the bench and aligning with the first supporting member; and
a detaching member attached to the second supporting member and comprising a sliding bracket, the sliding bracket moving vertically relative to the bench, a moving block, the moving block moving horizontally in the sliding bracket, a blade attached to the moving block, and a vacuum suction cup attached to the moving block and aligning with the blade;
wherein the blade is moved between the component and the circuit board to separate the component from the circuit board and the vacuum suction cup picks the component up.

US Pat. No. 10,034,336

CONTROLLING OUTPUT VOLTAGE TO ACHIEVE ULTRA-LOW STANDBY POWER IN DIM-TO-OFF LED APPLICATIONS

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR (UK)...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an integrated circuit (IC) configured to regulate an output voltage for powering a light emitting diode (LED);
a first transistor configured to be switched on or off by the IC to inductively couple or decouple a main power supply bus voltage from a primary winding of a transformer to a secondary winding of the transformer connectable to the LED; and
a second transistor coupled between the IC and the main power supply bus voltage, and configured to be switched on or off by the IC to selectively provide an IC power supply input voltage to the IC,
wherein the second transistor is configured to be switched on in response to:
the IC decreasing the output voltage to less than about one-third of a nominal operating voltage of the LED, and
detecting that the IC power supply input voltage is less than a first threshold voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,031,377

NOZZLE HEAD AND LIQUID DISPENSING DEVICE

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A liquid dropping device, comprising:a nozzle head;
a nozzle attachment to which the nozzle head is attached;
a flow path for allowing liquid to pass through, a downstream end of the flow path being located at the nozzle attachment;
a valve disposed in a midway of the flow path; and
a controller controlling opening/closing of the valve so as to discharge liquid from an opening of the nozzle head in a shape of droplets one by one,
wherein the nozzle head comprises:
a flow passage having a first flow path therein; and
an ejector having a second flow path therein, wherein
an upstream end of the first flow path provided in the flow passage is connected to the downstream end of the flow path in the nozzle attachment,
an upstream end of the second flow path thinner than the first flow path provided in the ejector is connected to a downstream end of the first flow path,
the second flow path is provided with the opening at a downstream end thereof,
the ejector is formed in a shape of a hemisphere protruding from the flow passage such that liquid splashed back on an outer surface of the ejector flows down along the outer surface of the ejector and is dispensed with the liquid ejected through the opening, and
the second flow path is thinner than the first flow path and occupies substantially the entire length of the hemisphere-shaped ejector.

US Pat. No. 10,030,693

PIN AND RETAINER LOCKING SYSTEM

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A retainer for fastening a pin in a pinned connection, the retainer comprising:an annular first plate having a plurality of first mating features extending inwards from the annular first plate;
an annular compressible section adjacent the annular first plate, the annular compressible section composed of a resilient material, the annular compressible section coaxially aligned to the annular first plate; and
an annular second plate adjacent the compressible section opposite the annular first plate, the annular second plate coaxially aligned to the annular first plate and the annular compressible section wherein the annular second plate has a plurality of second mating features, and the annular compressible section has a plurality of third mating features, wherein the plurality of first mating features, the plurality of second mating features, and the plurality of third mating features are circumferentially aligned, and wherein each first mating feature, each second mating feature, and each third mating feature is a rounded protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,034,048

MULTIPATH DELIVERY FOR ADAPTIVE STREAMING

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. A method for providing a content to be rendered at a client device, said client device including at least a first communication interface having a first communication address, said content being accessible to the client device via at least first server and second server communication interfaces having second and third communication addresses respectively, a first path being identified by the first communication address of said first communication interface and by the second communication address of the first server communication interface, at least a second path being identified by the first communication address of said first communication interface and by the third communication address of the at least second server communication interface, said content being accessible to said client device via at least said first server and said second server communication interfaces, or said client device including at least said first communication interface and a fourth communication interface, wherein said fourth communication interfaces having a fourth communication address, said content being accessible to the client device via at least said first server communication interface having said second communication address, a third path being identified by the first communication address of said first communication interface and by the second communication address of said first server communication interface, at least a fourth path being identified by the fourth communication address of said fourth communication interface and by the second communication address of the at least first server communication interface, said content being available under at least two versions having an encoding quality corresponding to a supported bit rate constraint, each of said at least two versions being temporally split into chunks corresponding to an identical rendered duration of the content, a chunk being identified by a time index i and by one of the supported bit rates, said content being simultaneously accessible by said client device though said first and said at least second path or said third path and said at least fourth path, wherein the method comprises, at the client device:determining a first available bit rate on the first path and at least a second available bit rate on the at least second path or determining said first available bit rate on the third path and at least a second available bit rate on the at least fourth path;
receiving by the client device a list of the supported bit rates via at least one of the paths and further receiving for each supported bit rates sizes of the chunks;
determining a requested bit rate from among the supported bit rates from the determined first available bit rate and from the at least determined second available bit rate;
sending a first request via the first path or the third path for receiving a first part of the chunk identified by the time index i and the determined requested bit rate and sending at least a second request via the at least second path or the at least fourth path for receiving at least a second part of said identified chunk, said first part and at least a second part of the chunk being complementary, each of said first and at least a second part of the chunk having a size being computed from the determined first available bit rate and from the at least determined second available bit rate, the requested first part having a first size, the requested second part having a second size, a ratio between said first size and said second size being equal to a ratio between the determined first available bit rate and the at least determined second available bit rate;
receiving the requested first part via the first path or the third path and the at least requested second part via the at least second path or the at least fourth path.

US Pat. No. 10,033,945

ORIENTATION-ADAPTED IMAGE REMOTE INSPECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FLIR Systems AB, Taby (S...

1. A method of generating orientation-adapted images in a remote inspection system, the method comprising:capturing an image of a scene by an image-capturing unit of the remote inspection system, wherein said image comprises a frame of image data values;
obtaining a first set of orientation data values from a first orientation sensor of the remote inspection system; and
generating an orientation-adapted image based on said image data values and said first set of orientation data values,
wherein:
said remote inspection system comprises:
an image-presenting unit;
an image-presenting unit servo motor; and
a display system configured to display the generated orientation-adapted image, wherein said display system is comprised in said image-presenting unit, and wherein said first orientation sensor is comprised in said display system; and
said generating the orientation-adapted image comprises:
obtaining a reference coordinate system,
determining a display system coordinate system based on said obtained first set of orientation data values and a calibrated location of the first orientation sensor,
determining a first vertical rotation offset between the reference coordinate system and the display system coordinate system, and
sending a control signal to said image-presenting unit servo motor to rotate said display system to minimize the first vertical rotation offset.

US Pat. No. 10,031,754

KICK-STARTED RUN-TO-COMPLETION PROCESSOR HAVING NO INSTRUCTION COUNTER

Netronome Systems, Inc., ...

1. A pipelined processor, comprising:an input data port;
a fetch stage that fetches instructions from an external memory system, wherein the fetch stage is prompted to fetch from the external memory in response either: 1) to a receiving of input data onto the pipelined processor via the input data port, or 2) to a receiving of fetch information from another stage as a result of an execution of a fetch instruction by the pipelined processor, wherein the input data and the fetch information does not include a clock signal or a signal output from a counter circuit, and wherein the pipelined processor only fetches instructions in response to either receiving input data onto the pipelined processor via the input data port or as a result of execution of a fetch instruction;
a decode stage that decodes instructions fetched from the external memory;
a register file read stage that comprises a register file and an input data register, wherein the input data register is loaded with input data from the input data port; and
an execute stage coupled to the register file read stage, wherein the execute stage can output fetch information to the fetch stage such that the fetch stage is prompted to perform a fetch from the external memory, wherein the pipelined processor comprises no instruction counter.

US Pat. No. 10,031,388

CIRCUIT BOARD AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A circuit board comprising a substrate, a first wiring formed on the substrate, an insulating part formed to cover the first wiring, and a second wiring formed on the insulating part and superposed via the insulating part onto the first wiring in a predetermined superposition region, whereinthe insulating part has a multilayer structure including a plurality of insulating layers,
in the superposition region, the insulating part has a missing part where one insulating layer of the plurality of insulating layers only exists and the other is missing, and
a convex part or a concave part indicating a range of the missing part is formed at an edge of at least either of the first wiring and the second wiring.

US Pat. No. 10,029,228

METHOD OF OPERATING AN AUTOMATED RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL SYNTHESIZER

GE Healthcare Limited, L...

1. A method of monitoring a radiopharmaceutical synthesis process, comprising:configuring a radiopharmaceutical synthesizer and conducting a first radiopharmaceutical synthesis process and to generate a first set of data including at least a) a first activity measurement obtained at a first time point in the first radiopharmaceutical synthesis process by at least one of a first radioactivity detector or a first sensor and b) a second activity measurement obtained at a second time point in the first radiopharmaceutical synthesis process by at least one of a second radioactivity detector or a second sensor, wherein i) the at least one of a first radioactivity detector or a first sensor and ii) the at least one of a second radioactivity detector or a second sensor are located at different components in the radiopharmaceutical synthesizer;
generating, based on the first set of data, a diagnostic fingerprint indicating activity measured with respect to time for a successful synthesis process execution;
conducting a second radiopharmaceutical synthesis process to generate a second set of data;
comparing the second set of data to the diagnostic fingerprint to evaluate the second radiopharmaceutical synthesis process by at least:
processing the first set of data and the second set of data to generate a first extracted data and a second extracted data, respectively, wherein processing the first set of data further includes applying a first correlation factor to the first set of data to normalize the first set of data and wherein processing the second set of data further includes applying a second correlation factor to the second set of data to normalize the second set of data; and
determining deviation of the second extracted data from the first extracted data to assess performance of the second radiopharmaceutical synthesis process; and
when the deviation indicates a correction for the second radiopharmaceutical synthesis process, adjusting a subsequent radiopharmaceutical synthesis process by at least:
determining a third correlation factor based on the determined deviation of the second extracted data from the first extracted data, the third correlation factor forming a correction factor; and
implementing the correction factor to adjust the subsequent radiopharmaceutical synthesis according to the diagnostic fingerprint of the first radiopharmaceutical synthesis process.

US Pat. No. 10,028,535

AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM COMPRISING A PLANAR INDUCTION COIL

Philip Morris Products S....

1. An electrically heated aerosol-generating device, comprising:a device housing;
a flat spiral inductor coil disposed within the device housing; and
a power supply connected to the flat spiral inductor coil and being configured to provide a high frequency oscillating current to the flat spiral inductor coil,
wherein the device is a handheld aerosol-generating device.

US Pat. No. 10,034,403

CARD RETAINER DEVICE

Advanced Cooling Technolo...

1. A card retainer device for securing a card module in a channel of a chassis, the card retainer device comprising:first wedge members which are positioned at the ends of the card retainer device, the first wedge members have first main portions with first integrated brackets integrally attached to the first main portions, the first integrated brackets form first L-shaped brackets which engage walls of the chassis, surfaces of the card module or a combination thereof;
second wedge members which are positioned between, and slidably engage with, the first wedge members, the second wedge members have second main portions with second integrated brackets integrally attached to the second main portions, the second integrated brackets form second L-shaped brackets which engage walls of the chassis, surfaces of the card module or a combination thereof opposite those engaged by the first wedge members;
wherein the first and second L-shaped brackets provide bearing surfaces which reduce binding and wear when the card retainer device secures the card module in the channel of a chassis and enhances the conductance of heat through the card retainer device.

US Pat. No. 10,032,079

EVALUATION OF MODELS GENERATED FROM OBJECTS IN VIDEO

Verint Americas Inc., Al...

1. A method of operating an image processing system, the method comprising:generating a plurality of respective models from identified objects in a first video, wherein said respective models comprise descriptors of parts of said identified objects;
evaluating an ability of each of the plurality of respective models to identify other objects in said first video when said other objects are similar to a respective identified objects from which said plurality of respective models was generated; and
identifying at least one preferred model from the plurality of respective models based on the evaluating step.

US Pat. No. 10,031,514

METHOD FOR SERVO LOCKING CONTROL AND SERVO

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A method for locking control of a servo, the method comprising:controlling the servo to enter a first lock state in response to an output axis of the servo being in a target locking position, wherein in the first lock state a main control circuit of the servo controls the output axis of the servo to remain in the target locking position;
determining whether current angular deflection values of the servo in a first preset period are all greater than a preset angular deflection value, wherein each current angular deflection value is an absolute value of difference between a current angular value and a latest target locking position value of the servo;
controlling the servo to enter a second lock state from the first lock state, in response to the current angular deflection values of the servo in the first preset period being all greater than the preset angular deflection value, wherein in the second lock state the target locking position is changed with the current angular values;
determining whether current angular changing values of the servo in a second preset period are all less than a preset angular changing value; and
controlling the servo to enter the first lock state from the second lock state, in response to the current angular changing values of the servo in the second preset period being all less than the preset angular changing value.

US Pat. No. 10,033,119

CONNECTING TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR FITTING A CONNECTING TERMINAL

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A connecting terminal for connecting at least a first and a second electrical conductor to one another, the connecting terminal comprising:at least two separate housing parts, which are connected mechanically to one another and, on opposite housing sides, each have a conductor insertion opening for at least the first or the second electrical conductor which is to be connected,
a first spring-force clamping connection for making electrical contact with the first electrical conductor in a first housing part of the at least two separate housing parts, and
a second spring-force clamping connection for making electrical contact with the second electrical conductor in the second housing part of the at least two separate housing parts,
wherein the first housing part is coupled mechanically to the second housing part via a latching assembly, and
wherein the first housing part is additionally coupled mechanically to the second housing part via a connecting part that is formed as a separate component from the first and second housing parts, the connecting part being situated in the interior of the first and second housing parts, in a region of transition from the first housing part to the second housing part.

US Pat. No. 10,032,573

OPERATING OR COMMAND ELEMENT, IN PARTICULAR FOR THE FIELD OF HYGIENE

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. An operating or command element, comprising:a key plate having a substantially flat or a slightly curved basic form, the key plate including several surface elevations, the surface elevations being formed on the basic form and being tactilely detectable using a fingertip so that a fingertip position on the key plate can be sensed and thus centered,
wherein both in a horizontal and in a vertical installed position of the operating or command element, the key plate is free of recesses in which liquids can accumulate,
wherein a contact surface is provided configured to determine a position of the operating or command element on a wall or front plate of a housing,
wherein the key plate includes an edge, which, in an installed position of the operating or command element, abuts against the front plate of the housing without gaps or predominantly without gaps,
wherein the key plate includes angle to the wall at a contact point of at least 93 degrees,
wherein the edge includes a sealing element which is flush with an outer surface of the edge,
wherein a restrictor is provided configured to restrict compression of the sealing element in an installed position of the operating or command element,
wherein the key plate includes a first group of the surface elevations, and
wherein the surface elevations of the first group lie in a circle.

US Pat. No. 10,031,470

DEVELOPER CONTAINER THAT REDUCES COMING-OFF OF ROTATING MEMBER AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS THAT INCLUDES THE SAME

Kyocera Document Solution...

1. A developer container comprising:a container body that includes an internal space and a pair of sidewalls, the internal space housing a developer, the pair of sidewalls being opposed across the internal space;
a rotating member that includes both end portions in an axial direction of the rotating member, both the end portions being rotatably supported by the pair of sidewalls; and
a position regulating portion located in the container body so as to cover a part of the rotating member; wherein
the rotating member includes
a large-diameter portion formed to have an outer diameter rotatable around a shaft inside the position regulating portion, and
a small-diameter portion formed to have an outer diameter smaller than the large-diameter portion;
the position regulating portion includes a cut-out portion that regulates passing of the large-diameter portion and permits passing of the small-diameter portion; and
the small-diameter portion is arranged by being displaced in the axial direction from an inside of the position regulating portion, and the large-diameter portion is arranged inside the position regulating portion.

US Pat. No. 10,030,858

LED LIGHTING DEVICE AND SYSTEM, AND RESET BUTTON ARRANGEMENT METHOD

SENGLED OPTOELECTRONICS C...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) lighting device, comprising:a lamp shell including a heat sink covering and a heat sink body, the lamp shell having an opening;
an LED light source assembly installed on a top surface of the heat sink body, the LED light source assembly being located at a central of the opening of the lamp shell and protruding outwardly from the opening along a central axis of the lamp shell;
a control module configured to control the LED light source assembly;
an LED driving and power supply unit configured to drive the LED light source assembly and provide electrical power for the LED lighting device;
a reset button electrically connected to the control module and arranged inside the lamp shell;
a control push-button of the reset button;
a lampshade connected with the lamp shell to cover the opening of the lamp shell; and
an enhancer being of a ring shape, located between the lampshade and the lamp shell and arranged along the opening of the lamp shell,
wherein the control push-button of the reset button is placed on the enhancer, and a notch is arranged at a clamp portion of the lampshade such that the control push-button is aligned with the reset button and contacts the reset button.

US Pat. No. 10,030,541

TURBINE SHROUD WITH CLAMPED FLANGE ATTACHMENT

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A segmented turbine shroud that extends around a central axis, the segmented turbine shroud comprising:a carrier segment formed to include a dovetail slot that opens inwardly in a radial direction toward the central axis,
a blade track segment comprising ceramic-containing materials, the blade track segment being formed to include a runner that extends partway around the central axis and a flange that extends radially outward from the runner, and
a track retention assembly including retainer blocks that receive at least a portion of the flange included in the blade track segment,
wherein the retainer blocks are positioned in the dovetail slot of the carrier segment and cooperate to provide a dovetail shape corresponding to the dovetail slot and being sized to block movement of the track retention assembly out of the dovetail slot,
wherein at least one of the retainer blocks is formed to include a recess that receives at least a portion of the flange of the blade track segment, and
wherein the flange from one side to another side has a constant cross-sectional thickness at each point along a length of the flange that extends radially outward from the runner.

US Pat. No. 10,029,265

REVERSING MECHANISM FOR IRRIGATION SPRINKLER WITH DISENGAGING GEARS

HUNTER INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. An irrigation sprinkler comprising:an outer case having a first end, a second end, and a case interior; and
a riser assembly having:
a riser housing having a first end and a second end, the second end of the riser assembly positioned within the case interior and configured to receive pressurized water from the case interior;
a turbine positioned within the riser housing and configured to rotate in response to water entering the second end of the riser housing;
a gear reduction positioned within the riser housing and operatively connected to the turbine;
a reversing mechanism operatively connected to the gear reduction and configured to transition between a forward configuration and a reverse configuration, the reversing mechanism including an input gear configured to rotate in response to rotation of the turbine, a first output gear configured to selectively mesh with the input gear;
a ring gear configured to mesh with the first output gear; and
a rotatable nozzle positioned on the first end of the riser housing and rotatably connected to the ring gear;
wherein the first output gear is configured to mesh with the input gear and with the ring gear to drive the ring gear in a forward rotation direction when the reversing mechanism is in the forward configuration, and wherein the first output gear is configured to mesh with the ring gear and to move away from the input gear and unmesh from the input gear when a user manually rotates the ring gear in the forward direction when the reversing mechanism is in the forward configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,033,322

CLOSED-TRANSITION VARIABLE-FREQUENCY DRIVE APPARATUS AND METHODS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. An apparatus comprising:a variable frequency drive (VFD) having an input configured to be coupled to an AC source and an output configured to be coupled to a load;
a bypass switch configured to couple the AC source to the load; and
a control circuit configured to transition the load from the VFD to the AC source by synchronizing the VFD to an AC voltage of the AC source, initiating a transition of the bypass switch, detecting a current of the VFD following initiation of the transition and disabling the VFD based on the detected current.

US Pat. No. 10,032,381

MARINE THREAT MONITORING AND DEFENSE SYSTEM

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. A marine threat monitoring method for a target marine structure, comprising:monitoring with a computer system one or more marine obstacles in a vicinity of the target marine structure as the target marine structure conducts a set operation in a body of water;
predicting with the computer system threat to at least one of the target marine structure and the set operation from the one or more marine obstacles by determining an attribute of the one or more marine obstacles of the threat and comparing the determined attribute to a limitation of the at least one of the target marine structure and the set operation, the attribute indicative of the threat that the one or marine obstacles pose to the at least one of the target marine structure and the set operation;
planning with the computer system a plurality of response scenarios for responding to the predicted threat to the at least one of the target marine structure and the set operation, the response scenarios being directed to removing the predicted threat and permitting the target marine structure to continue conducting the set operation in the body of water unaltered; and
presenting with the computer system the response scenarios to at least one user.

US Pat. No. 10,032,097

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An image processing device comprising:a storage section configured to store therein image data representing an image and represented in a raster form;
a processing section configured to process the image data in a unit of an image block having a predetermined block size in a raster direction; and
a control section configured to provide the processing section with information related to the block size and an image size of the image,
wherein the processing section performs counting from a beginning of the image data to determine a starting end corresponding to an N-th pixel represented by N=(n?1)Wa+(m?1)Wb+1, and obtains, in a lump, from the storage section, pieces of image data included in the image data and corresponding to a pixel row including successive pixels whose number is equal to Wb to process the pieces of image data, and
wherein Wa denotes the image size in the raster direction, Wb denotes the block size in the raster direction, m denotes a natural number not exceeding a minimum natural number among natural numbers each being larger than or equal to a number resulting from dividing Wa by Wb, n denotes a natural number not exceeding the image size in an intersection direction intersecting with the raster direction, and unit of each of the image size and the block size is a pixel number.

US Pat. No. 10,030,929

INTEGRAL ECCENTRIC FIREARM SILENCER

Sig Sauer, Inc., Newingt...

1. An eccentric silencer for a firearm comprising:an elongate body having a projectile entry end, a projectile exit end opposite the projectile entry end, a bore extending through the projectile entry end and the projectile exit end for conducting a projectile therethrough, and a longitudinal axis passing through the bore, the body being configured to be coupled to a barrel of the firearm at the projectile entry end;
the elongate body further having a propellant gas expansion chamber disposed adjacent to, and in fluid communication with, the bore for receiving a propellant gas;
the elongate body further having a capsule container mounted eccentrically adjacent to, and in fluid communication with, the propellant gas expansion chamber; and
a capsule installed in the capsule container, the capsule being sealed and containing at least one of an amorphous solid and a liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,030,010

ROUTE OF SYNTHESIS FOR THE PREPARATION OF SUVOREXANT

Sandoz AG, (CH)

1. A process for the preparation of a compound of formula (A)
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof,
wherein R1 is selected from the group consisting of H, PG1 and RA with RA being

and wherein R2 is selected from the group consisting of H, PG2 and RB with RB being

and wherein PG1 and PG2 are, independently of each other, suitable protecting groups,
and wherein n is 0 or 1,
the process comprising
(a) providing a compound of formula (II)

wherein RE is selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, aryl, alkylaryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl,
(b) reacting the compound of formula (II) with a base and optionally reducing the compound
to give the compound of formula (A).

US Pat. No. 10,029,568

SYSTEM FOR WARNING OF DROWSINESS OF DRIVER AND METHOD THEREOF

MANDO CORPORATION, Pyeon...

1. A driver's drowsiness warning system, comprising:a vehicle speed sensor configured to measure a vehicle speed;
a steering angle sensor configured to measure a steering signal;
a lane recognizing sensor configured to recognize a lane;
a lane keeping assist unit configured to determine whether a vehicle is out of a lane that the vehicle drives along; and
a controller configured to,
when the vehicle drives in a straight line and the vehicle speed is faster than a predetermined speed, determine whether a driver is drowsy based on at least one out of a frequency of a change in the steering signal during a predetermined period of time and whether the vehicle is out of the lane that the vehicle drives along, and
generate a warning to the driver when it is determined that the driver is drowsy,
wherein the controller is configured to
when the frequency of the change in the steering signal during the predetermined period of time is less than predetermined reference frequency, determine the driver is drowsy, and
when the lane keeping assist unit determines that the vehicle is out of the lane, determine the driver is drowsy.

US Pat. No. 10,034,346

DIM TO WARM CONTROLLER FOR LEDS

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A control circuit for a light emitting diode (LED) lighting system for achieving a dim-to-warm effect between a minimum brightness-maximum dimming level, and a maximum brightness-minimum dimming level, the control circuit comprising:a clamp circuit coupled to a set of warm correlated-color-temperature (“CCT”) LEDs;
a switch coupled to a set of cool CCT LEDs;
an LED controller configured to:
sense the magnitude of an adjustable input current;
control the clamp circuit to clamp current through the set of warm CCT LEDs to a clamp current level based on the input current; and
control the switch to switch on the set of cool CCT LEDs responsive to the input current being greater than a first threshold level and to switch off the set of cool CCT LEDs responsive to the input current being lower than the first threshold level; and
a feedback circuit coupled to the clamp circuit and switch, the feedback circuit being configured to cause the clamp circuit to divert current from the set of warm CCT LEDs to the set of cool CCT LEDs in response to the input current exceeding a second threshold level.

US Pat. No. 10,031,301

COMPOSITIONS FOR COMPOUNDING, EXTRUSION, AND MELT PROCESSING OF FOAMABLE AND CELLULAR POLYMERS

Cable Components Group, L...

1. A communications cable comprising:a support separator configured to provide a plurality of channels for receiving transmission media, said support separator comprising a first foamed polymeric material;
at least one optical fiber disposed in one of said channels;
at least an electrical conductor having an American Wire Gauge (AWG) in a range of about 22 to about 26 and capable of carrying at least about 10 watts of electrical power disposed in another one of said channels;
an insulation configured to at least partially cover said electrical conductor; and
a jacket configured to surround said support separator and said transmission media, said jacket comprising a second foamed polymeric material;
wherein said foamed polymeric material of any of the support separator and the jacket comprises a plurality of cellular structures characterized by cells having a size in a range of about 0.0005 inches to about 0.003 inches.

US Pat. No. 10,030,648

FAULT DETECTION AND MITIGATION IN HYBRID DRIVE SYSTEM

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A detection method for detecting a barrel leak in a pump system, the method comprising:obtaining a data signal from a filter pressure sensor of the pump system, the filter pressure sensor indicating a pressure at a filter of the pump system;
obtaining a data signal from a pump speed sensor of the pump system;
determining a rotation frequency of a pump of the pump system based on the data signal from the pump speed sensor;
filtering the data signal received from the filter pressure sensor based on the rotation frequency of the pump to obtain a filtered signal; and
determining a predetermined threshold using pressure spike thresholds mapped for different operating conditions including different swash angle positions or different pressure readings; and
analyzing the filtered signal to determine whether the filtered signal exceeds the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,029,740

COMPONENT ARRANGEMENT

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A component arrangement, comprising:a first component that is an A-pillar of a motor vehicle;
a second component that is a roof frame of the motor vehicle, wherein
the first and second components comprise a plurality of preforms, and
in a connecting region of the first and second components, the plurality of preforms of the first component overlap the plurality of preforms of the second component, in such a way that
a preform of an outer shell of the roof frame, on an outer side thereof, is in contact with an outermost preform of an outer shell of the A pillar, and the preform of the outer shell of the roof frame, on an inner side thereof, is in contact with another preform of the outer shell of the A pillar,
a preform of an inner shell of the roof frame, on an outer side thereof, is in contact with an outermost preform of an inner shell of the A pillar, and the preform of the inner shell of the roof frame, on an inner side thereof, is in contact with both: i) the another preform of the outer shell of the A pillar, and ii) another preform of the inner shell of the A pillar.

US Pat. No. 10,032,347

SKIN STRETCH INSTRUMENT

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A device comprising:a mechanical housing configured to be worn on a finger of a user;
a skin stretch mechanism coupled to the mechanical housing, the skin stretch mechanism comprising:
a first bearing that is configured to translate in at least one direction in response to an interaction with a surface, and
a second bearing coupled to the first bearing via a cable, such that the translation of the first bearing causes the second bearing to translate in the at least one direction, the second bearing coupled to a feedback surface that is configured to be in contact with a portion of the finger, wherein the feedback surface is configured to simulate a force associated with the interaction with the surface; and
a controller configured to monitor translation of the second bearing and record skin stretch information responsive to the interaction with the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,031,526

VISION-BASED DRIVING SCENARIO GENERATOR FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING SIMULATION

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating scenario data for a driving simulation, comprising:receiving image data captured by a camera of a vehicle during a live driving scenario;
identifying an object within a sequence of images of the image data;
determining movement characteristics of the identified object relative to the vehicle based on a size of the object within the sequence of images;
determining movement characteristics of the identified object relative to a base map based on location information received from a global positioning system (GPS) of the vehicle, wherein the location information is associated with one or more of the sequence of images used to determine the movement characteristics of the identified object relative to the vehicle; and
providing driving scenario data representing at least the movement characteristics of the identified object within the base map during the sequence of images.

US Pat. No. 10,030,795

CRIMP CONNECTION ARRANGEMENT FOR PRESSURIZED PIPES

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A crimp connection arrangement for a pressurized pipe, the crimp connection arrangement comprising:a compression sleeve including a pressing portion;
a retaining element including (i) an inner serration having a plurality of teeth on at least a portion of an inner surface of the retaining element and (ii) an outer serration having a plurality of teeth on at least a portion of an outer surface of the retaining element; and
a pipe including an end piece, the end piece of the pipe being inserted into the compression sleeve,
wherein, by applying a force onto the pressing portion of the compression sleeve, a connection is achievable between the compression sleeve and the end piece of the pipe,
wherein the retaining element is provided between the compression sleeve and the end piece of the pipe,
wherein the retaining element includes a material of greater hardness than the compression sleeve and the pipe,
wherein the retaining element is reducible in diameter at least partially by the force applied onto the pressing portion,
wherein the teeth of the inner serration are arranged alternatingly with the teeth of the outer serration in an axial direction of the retaining element so that each of the teeth of the inner serration is disposed in an axial clearance between two adjacent teeth of the teeth of the outer serration in the axial direction, a single respective tooth of the inner serration being disposed in the respective axial clearance between each two adjacent teeth of the outer serration, and
wherein application of the force onto the pressing portion creates an arced surface on the retaining element between respective adjacent inner serrations, and an arced surface on the retaining element between respective adjacent outer serrations, such that the retaining element is both radially and axially stressed.

US Pat. No. 10,029,609

STEERING-COLUMN SWITCH UNIT FOR OPERATING AT LEAST ONE ELECTRICAL CONSUMER, WHICH IS OPERATED BY AN ELECTRIC LOAD CURRENT, MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A STEERING-COLUMN SWITCH UNIT

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A steering-column switch unit for operating at least one electrical consumer, which is operated by an electric load current, in a motor vehicle, comprising:a printed circuit board on which strip conductors are arranged, said strip conductors being connected to electrically conductive contact surfaces for contact elements which are movable with a steering-column lever,
wherein the strip conductors are configured for the electric load current,
wherein the contact surfaces are configured for switching the load current such that the load current is guided via the strip conductors, and
wherein the contact surfaces are surfaces of an add-on part which is fastened to the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,028,521

METHODS AND MACHINES FOR POUCHING SMOKELESS TOBACCO AND TOBACCO SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS

ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LL...

41. A method of making a pouched smokeless tobacco or tobacco substitute product comprising:placing a sheet comprising a plurality of polymeric fibers onto a surface comprising a plurality of recesses to form a coating of polymeric fibers on said surface, the coating having a basis weight of less than 30 gsm;
conforming at least a portion of said sheet to said plurality of recesses by pressing portions of said sheet into said plurality of recesses with a web roller having surface features that correspond to said plurality of recesses; and
placing deposits of a mixture comprising tobacco, a tobacco substitute, or a combination thereof into said recesses of said coated surface.

US Pat. No. 10,028,491

INSECT EGG CONVEYOR

VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC,...

1. A system comprising:a roller positioned along a conveyor path;
a hydrophilic substrate positioned on the roller;
a fluid source positioned on the conveyor path to apply a fluid to the hydrophilic substrate; and
a drive unit comprising a motor coupled to the roller to drive the roller and rotate the roller and move the hydrophilic substrate along the conveyor path and past the fluid source.

US Pat. No. 10,034,153

CREATION AND USE OF MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE IDENTITIES

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method for creation and use of a device identity for mobile communications devices, the method comprising:capturing, by a controlled-environment facility mobile communications managed access system and/or by a controlled-environment facility contraband mobile communications device assessment system, an international mobile station equipment identity and an international mobile subscriber identity or a mobile equipment identifier and a mobile identification number for mobile communications devices operating in association with a controlled-environment facility;
performing, by a communications device analysis module, a decimal or hexadecimal mathematical operation or hash function to combine the international mobile station equipment identity and the international mobile subscriber identity or to combine the mobile equipment identifier and the mobile identification number or appending elements of each of the international mobile station equipment identity and the international mobile subscriber identity or each of the mobile equipment identifier and the mobile identification number captured for each mobile communications device together, to create a device identity number for each pairing of international mobile station equipment identity and international mobile subscriber identity or mobile equipment identifier and mobile identification number captured;
associating, by the communications device analysis module, each device identity number with at least one call; and
identifying, by an analytical platform, a controlled-environment facility resident using a particular mobile communications device and a particular subscriber identity or mobile identification number combination based on a number called by, or calling, in an associated call.

US Pat. No. 10,033,920

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CAMERAS, NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM AND TERMINAL

Hisense Mobile Communicat...

6. A terminal comprising dual rear cameras, the terminal comprising:a memory storing computer readable program codes; and
one or more processors configured to execute the computer readable program codes to perform a process comprising:
upon receiving a request message for selecting at least one camera, determining whether a current amount of remaining power in the terminal is below a preset threshold;
in response to determining that the current amount of remaining power is below the preset threshold and that the terminal is in a low-power control mode, obtaining first hardware parameter information of a first camera of the dual rear cameras, and second hardware parameter information of a second camera of dual rear cameras; and
selecting one or two of the dual rear cameras according to the first hardware parameter information and the second hardware parameter information.

US Pat. No. 10,033,179

METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR PROTECTING A SWITCH, SUCH AS A MEMS SWITCH, AND TO A MEMS SWITCH INCLUDING SUCH A PROTECTION APPARATUS

Analog Devices Global Unl...

12. A MEMS switch having a first switch node and a second switch node, the MEMS switch arranged in combination with a protection circuit to selectively provide a low impedance path between the first and second switch nodes of the MEMS switch, the protection circuit comprising a first protection circuit MEMS switch, a second protection circuit MEMS switch, and a shunt component configured to limit the voltage across or the current through the first protection circuit MEMS switch around a switch transition of the first protection circuit MEMS switch,wherein the shunt component is in series or in parallel with the first protection circuit MEMS switch, and wherein the first protection circuit MEMS switch has a first node connected to the first switch node, and a second node connected to a first current flow node of a semiconductor device, and the second protection circuit MEMS switch has a first node connected to the second switch node and a second node connected to a second current flow node of the semiconductor device.

US Pat. No. 10,030,549

CONTINUOUS VARIABLE VALVE TIMING CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

HYUNDAI KEFICO CORPORATIO...

1. A continuously variable valve timing (CVVT) control device for combustion engines, comprising:a motor configured to provide a driving source and adjust a relative rotation speed of the motor with respect to a rotation speed of a camshaft of a combustion engine,
wherein the camshaft includes a rotational phase that is configured to shift with respect to a crankshaft and adjust a valve timing of an intake valve or an exhaust valve;
an engine controlling unit (ECU) configured to output an actual phase angle and a target phase angle of the intake valve or the exhaust valve; and
an intellectual motor controller configured to receive the actual phase angle and the target phase angle from the ECU through digital communication in a vehicle and generate a driving current to adjust an output torque of the motor based on a phase deviation between the received actual phase angle and target phase angle.

US Pat. No. 10,029,187

TOY ASSEMBLING APPARATUS

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A toy assembling apparatus, comprising at least one connector, and each connector comprising at least one of a first connecting portion and a second connecting portion;wherein the first connecting portion comprises a connection plate and a connection pillar disposed on the connection plate; and
wherein the second connecting portion comprises a left side board, a right side board, a bottom board, and a top board, the left side board, the right side board, the bottom board, and the top board jointly form a containing slot for inserting the first connecting portion therein along a first direction, the containing slot comprises a plate slot for containing the connection plate and a pillar slot for containing the connection pillar; and
wherein the connection pillar has one or more limit grooves or one or more limit protrudes formed thereon, the pillar slot has one or more protrudes or one or more limit grooves formed thereon correspondingly and extending in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction;
wherein, when the first connecting portion of one connector is inserted into the second connecting portion of another connector, the connection plate of the connector is engaged in the plate slot of the another connector and the connection pillar of the connector is engaged in the pillar slot of the another connector so as to assemble these two connectors together, and the one or more limit grooves of one of these two connectors is engaged with the one or more limit protrudes of the other of these two connectors so as to limit their relative position along the first direction.
US Pat. No. 10,030,273

MICRORNA EXPRESSION IN HUMAN PERIPHERAL BLOOD MICROVESICLES AND USES THEREOF

OHIO STATE INNOVATION FOU...

1. A method of diagnosing or prognosticating a colorectal cancer in a subject, comprising:i) isolating microvesicles from a sample from the subject;
ii) determining a level of at least one miR gene product in the microvesicles, wherein the at least one miR gene product comprises miR-19a, miR-21, miR-127, miR-31, miR-96, miR-135b, miR-183, miR-30c, miR-133a, miR-143, miR-133b or miR-145; and
iii) comparing the level of the at least one miR gene product in the sample to a control;
iv) detecting an increased level of the at least one miR gene product in the sample compared to the control, wherein the at least one miR gene product comprises miR-19a, miR-21, miR-127, miR-31, miR-96, miR-135b or miR-183, and/or
detecting a decreased level of the at least one miR gene product in the sample compared to the control, wherein the at least one miR gene product comprises miR-30c, miR-133a, miR-143, miR-133b, or miR-145;and
v) diagnosing or prognosticating colorectal cancer from the detected increased level of the at least one miR gene product that comprises miR-19a, miR-21, miR-127, miR-31, miR-96, miR-135b or miR-183, or from the decreased level of the at least one miR gene product that comprises miR-30c, miR-133a, miR-143, miR-133b, or miR-145.

US Pat. No. 10,034,397

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEISMICALLY STABILIZED UPS

Toshiba International Cor...

1. A system for seismically stabilizing a UPS comprising:rails affixed on an underside of the UPS; and
a bracket with a bottom surface affixed to a support surface, wherein the bracket comprises two parallel sides substantially perpendicular to the bottom, and wherein the rails of the UPS are affixed to the sides of the bracket via a series of bolts placed through aligned holes at predetermined positions in the sides of the bracket and rails;
wherein the support surface further comprises a layer of concrete with hardware embedded in the concrete, said hardware engaging the bottom surface of the bracket via a series of holes in the bracket and affixing the bracket to the support surface; and
wherein the hardware comprises poured bar.

US Pat. No. 10,034,364

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN ALECTRONIC CIRCUIT

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

3. A method of manufacturing a heat sink comprising:a porous ceramics having a volume resistivity of 1010 Ohm·cm or more and a porosity of 15-50 vol%, the method comprising:
mixing at least silica dioxide, alumina and silicon carbide to produce granulated particles having a particle diameter of 10-1250 ?m; and
sintering the produced granulated particles at a temperature of 1,000-1,400° C., the silica dioxide and the alumina each having an average particle diameter of 1-10 ?m and the silicon carbide having an average particle diameter of 10-150 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,033,965

OVERT AND COVERT CAPTURE OF IMAGES OF CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITY RESIDENTS USING INTELLIGENT CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITY RESIDENT COMMUNICATIONS AND/OR MEDIA DEVICES

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device disposed within a controlled-environment facility, device comprising:at least one processor; and
a memory coupled to the at least one processor, the memory configured to store program instructions executable by the at least one processor to cause the controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device to:
enable one resident task involving a resident of the controlled-environment facility, wherein the controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device is configured to provide a visual indication to the resident that an overt image and/or video is being captured during the task; and
capture a covert image and/or video of a user of the controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device while the controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device is in use for another task, by the controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device, without providing the same or other visual indication to the user that the covert image is being captured.

US Pat. No. 10,033,754

CYBER THREAT MONITOR AND CONTROL APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Lookingglass Cyber Soluti...

1. A processor-implemented method, comprising:sending a signal to cause a user interface to render a representation of a probabilistic network security measure of each network element from a set of network elements within a network security assessment graph;
receiving an indication via the user interface of a change related to the network security assessment graph;
determining a group of influenced network elements from the set of network elements in response to the change related to the network security assessment graph based on a factor matrix that represents a joint threat and safety probabilities for the set of network elements, the factor matrix including a factor indicative of a correlation between a pair of network elements from the set of network elements;
dynamically updating the factor matrix for the group of influenced network elements to produce an updated factor matrix;
dynamically updating the probabilistic network security measure for each network element from the set of network elements to produce an updated probabilistic network security measure for each network from the set of network elements based at least in part on the updated factor matrix and the change related to the network security assessment graph; and
sending a signal to cause the user interface to render a representation of the updated probabilistic network security measure for each network element from the set of network elements within the network security assessment graph.

US Pat. No. 10,033,380

CONTROL CIRCUIT AND TERMINAL

SANECHIPS TECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A control circuit, comprising: a detector, a current-voltage conversion circuit and a control signal generation circuit; whereina current output end of the detector is connected with a current input end of the current-voltage conversion circuit; a voltage output end of the current-voltage conversion circuit is connected with a voltage input end of the control signal generation circuit, a signal output end of the control signal generation circuit outputs a control signal; wherein
the detector is configured to detect a state of motion of a detected object, generate at least one current signal according to the state of motion of the detected object and transmit the at least one current signal to the current-voltage conversion circuit;
the current-voltage conversion circuit is configured to convert the at least one current signal transmitted by the detector to at least one voltage signal, and transmit the at least one voltage signal to the control signal generator;
the control signal generator is configured to generate the control signal based on a preset control signal generation strategy and a variation rule of the at least one voltage signal transmitted by the current-voltage conversion circuit, and output the control signal;
wherein the detector comprises a first sensor and a second sensor, which are separated by a preset distance; wherein
the first sensor is configured to detect the state of motion of the detected object at the first sensor and generate a first current signal corresponding to the state of motion of the detected object at the first sensor, wherein the first current signal is a first current which increases and then decreases; and configured to transmit the first current signal to a first current input end of the current-voltage conversion circuit through a first current output end; and
the second sensor is configured to detect the state of motion of the detected object at the second sensor and generate a second current signal corresponding to the state of motion of the detected object at the second sensor, wherein the second current signal is a second current which increases and then decreases, a start time where the first current starts to vary and a start time where the second current starts to vary are separated by a first time interval; and configured to transmit the second current signal to a second current input end of the current-voltage conversion circuit through a second current output end.

US Pat. No. 10,032,020

TECHNIQUES FOR SHARING NETWORK SECURITY EVENT INFORMATION

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A tangible, non-transitory, machine-readable medium, comprising machine-readable instructions that when executed by at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:access one or more processor-interpretable rules comprising one or more conditions to be satisfied prior to performing one or more computer-implemented actions, the one or more computer-implemented actions comprising an adjustment of when to receive a possible threat notification, an adjustment of data provided in the possible threat notification, the possible threat notification indicative of a computer network threat, an adjustment to a computer-implemented threat remediation action, or any combination thereof;
determine when the one or more conditions are satisfied;
perform the computer-implemented actions associated with a first network device when the one or more conditions are satisfied;
receive the possible threat notification from the first network device;
determine whether additional possible threat notifications corresponding to the possible threat notification are received from an alternative network device;
determine a set of common characteristics between the first network device and the alternative network device by accessing a first profile associated with the first network device and by filtering based upon the first profile, wherein when commonality between the first network device and the alternative network device has reached a first threshold, perform a first computer-implemented action of the one or more computer-implemented actions,
and wherein when the commonality has reached a second threshold, perform a second computer-implemented action of the one or more computer-implemented actions different from the first computer-implemented action;
when additional possible threat notifications corresponding to the possible threat notification have been received from the alternative network device, generate and provide electronic data to the first network device to cause performance of the computer-implemented threat remediation action at the first network device; and
identify at least one third network device having the set of common characteristics and wherein the computer-implemented threat remediation action comprises providing a notification to the at least one third network device of possible threats indicated from network devices having the set of common characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,031,506

MOTION CONTROL METHOD, MOTION CONTROL DEVICE, AND MOTION TRAJECTORY PLANNING METHOD

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A motion control method, comprising:(a) obtaining a current position of a control object at a current time using sensors, and obtaining a current velocity of the control object;
(b) obtaining a current acceleration based on the current position and the current velocity through the formula a(t)=K2(s0?s(t))?2Kv(t), wherein t is the current time, K is the accommodation coefficient, s0 is the target position, s(t) is the position at the current time, v(t) is the velocity at the current time;
(c) responsive to controlling a motor for driving the control object utilizing the current acceleration; and
(d) iteratively performing the steps (a)-(c) until the control object reaches the target position.

US Pat. No. 10,031,009

FLOW PROFILING TECHNIQUES BASED ON MODULATED MAGNETIC-ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE TOMOGRAPHY

CiDRA CORPORATE SERVICES,...

1. Apparatus comprising:orthogonal magnetic coil pairs arranged in relation to a pipe, tank, cell or vessel, and configured to generate a rotating magnetic field across a fluid flowing in the pipe, tank, cell or vessel so as to allow an effective magnetic vector to be steered or swept across the fluid;
electrode pairs configured to respond to the rotating magnetic field and provide signaling containing information about the rotating magnetic field across the fluid; and
a signal processing module configured at least to:
receive the signaling, and
determine corresponding signaling containing information about a flow analysis across the fluid flowing in the pipe, tank, cell or vessel using one or more tomographic processing algorithms, based at least partly on the signaling received.

US Pat. No. 10,029,613

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING POTENTIAL ACCIDENT SITUATIONS WITH A CAR

OPENTV, INC., San Franci...

1. A method for detecting potential accident situations with a vehicle driven by a driver, said method comprising:collecting behaviour data of the vehicle by sensors located in the vehicle,
obtaining a position of the vehicle,
transmitting the behaviour data and the position of the vehicle to a control centre,
selecting at least one traffic monitoring camera based on the position of the vehicle,
acquiring images by said traffic monitoring camera, the images including the vehicle,
transmitting the images to the control centre,
analysing the behaviour data for detecting a driver's abnormal condition,
analysing the images for detecting an abnormal condition of the vehicle, and
if the two analyses detect an abnormal condition, registering said vehicle in a probable accident list,
wherein,
the driver has a portable device configured to communicate with the control centre,
the method further includes transmitting, from the control centre, a warning message to the portable device if the vehicle is registered in the probable accident list, and
the probable accident list is a list of vehicles.

US Pat. No. 10,028,531

AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM HAVING A PIERCING ELEMENT

Philip Morris Products S....

1. An aerosol-generating system, comprising:an aerosol-generating device in cooperation with an aerosol-generating article;
the aerosol-generating article comprising:
a first sealed compartment comprising a tubular porous element and a delivery enhancing compound sorbed on the tubular porous element, and
a second compartment comprising a volatile liquid;
the aerosol-generating device comprising:
an outer housing configured to receive the aerosol-generating article, and
an elongate piercing member for piercing the first compartment and the second compartment of the aerosol-generating article,
wherein the elongate piercing member comprises:
a piercing portion adjacent a distal end of the elongate piercing member,
a shaft portion, and
an obstructing portion adjacent a proximal end of the elongate piercing member, and
wherein the piercing portion has a maximum diameter greater than the diameter of the shaft portion, and the obstructing portion has an outer diameter such that the obstructing portion fits within the tubular porous element of the aerosol-generating article when the aerosol-generating article is received in the aerosol-generating device.

US Pat. No. 10,033,848

ADAPTOR ENABLING AN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

Moduware PTY LTD, Melbou...

1. An adaptor for a processor-enabled mobile device, the processor-enabled mobile device has a housing and the adaptor is configured to be disposed external to the housing, the adaptor comprising:(a) a connection module for connecting to the processor-enabled mobile device; and
(b) two three or more docking areas, each of the three or more docking areas comprising a connector configured to make electrical and/or data and/or signal connection with a package;
wherein the connection module is configured to establish data and/or electrical and/or signal connection between the package and the processor-enabled mobile device; and
wherein the adaptor provides universal docking of the packages thereby enabling a user to add three or more different desired functions to the processor-enabled mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,033,768

PRESERVING PRIVACY RELATED TO NETWORKED MEDIA CONSUMPTION ACTIVITIES

Quantcast Corporation, S...

1. A method comprising:associating a privacy standard with each respective privacy zone of a plurality of privacy zones, the privacy standard comprising a minimum frequency criterion for characteristics of client devices; and
receiving a request for content, the request related to networked media consumption activity of a client device, and responsive to receiving the request:
selecting a privacy zone from the plurality of privacy zones for the client device according to a location of the client device;
accessing a characteristic of the client device;
estimating a frequency of the accessed characteristic in the selected privacy zone; and
responsive to the estimated frequency satisfying the minimum frequency criterion of the selected privacy zone's privacy standard, adding the accessed characteristic to a dataset.

US Pat. No. 10,032,329

SYSTEMS FOR IMPLEMENTING ENHANCED GAMING AND PRIZING PARAMETERS IN AN ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT

MILESTONE ENTERTAINMENT L...

1. A system for effecting user experience including at least a prizing structure in an electronic environment to couple one or more geographically remote users utilizing first electronic communications devices having first display capabilities and first local memory and second electronic communication devices having second display capabilities and second local memory, the first display capabilities being different than the first display capabilities, comprising:a system-side input for receiving one or more mandated parameters,
a memory coupled to the input for storing at least the mandated parameters,
a processing system coupled to the memory for implementing the mandated parameters by utilizing variable parameters which implement a user experience and generating game play data relating to a game result,
an analysis processor coupled to the processing system, the analysis processor at least in part optimizes the prizing structure and performing one or more of the group comprising:
monitors the frequency of player visits, monitors whether a player diverts to other information, monitors game popularity, and maximizes game play,
user experience storage for recording information regarding user experience events as determined by the analysis processor,
a communication system for coupling incoming and outgoing communications between the system and the first communication devices and the second communication devices,
the outgoing communications including a game application program including graphical display information and game play data relating to a game result,
program storage, coupled to the communication system, for storing the downloadable game application program, the program being coupled through the communication system as output from the system to the first local memory of the first communication devices and the second local memory of the second communication devices, the downloadable game application program providing enhanced graphical display information to the first display capabilities and the second display capabilities, the game application program receiving and storing the game play data relating to a game result,
a display generator for generating images of user experience events, the display generator providing variable resolution images depending upon the first display capabilities of the first electronic communication devices and the second display capabilities of the second communication devices, and
an input for receiving user input.

US Pat. No. 10,031,175

METHOD FOR DETERMINING A LIGHT-EMISSION CAPACITY OF A LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. A method for determining a light-emission capacity of a light emitting diode (“LED”), said LED comprising a cathode and an anode connected to ports of a control device, referred to respectively as cathode port and anode port, wherein the method comprises:reverse-biasing the LED so as to cause an accumulation of an electric charge by the LED, said LED being subjected to a light source incident to the LED;
controlling the cathode port and the anode port in order to cause a discharge of the electric charge accumulated by the LED;
obtaining a value representing a time taken for discharging the charge from the LED;
determining the light-emission capacity of the LED as a function of the discharge time obtained.

US Pat. No. 10,030,999

OPTOELECTRONIC SENSOR FOR DETECTING FEATURES OF AN OBJECT

Datalogic IP Tech S.r.l.,...

1. An optoelectronic sensor for detecting one or more features of an object, comprising:means for controlling the operation of said optoelectronic sensor and a face for interaction with an operator provided with adjusting means for adjusting operating parameters of said optoelectronic sensor, wherein said optoelectronic sensor detects the one or more features of the object and communicates with an external automation system via the control means that is configured for receive data reading requests from the optoelectronic sensor and requests for setting data in the optoelectronic sensor;
said control means being connected to said adjusting means to detect a setting of said operating parameters, wherein said adjusting means comprises a knob, which is rotatable around an axis (A) for adjusting at least one predetermined parameter among said operating parameters, characterized in that said optoelectronic sensor comprises a multi-turn encoder that is actuatable by said knob and that said control means is connected to said multi-turn encoder to obtain a rotation mode of said knob, wherein the rotation mode includes at least one of a rotation direction or a rotation speed, so as to associate with said detected rotation mode a corresponding setting mode of said predetermined parameter, wherein the corresponding setting mode includes at least one of a setting with a first coarse sensitivity, or a second fine sensitivity, and wherein said knob is fixed to an elastic means.

US Pat. No. 10,028,659

APTAMER-BASED SENSORS, IMPLANTABLE DEVICES AND DETECTION SYSTEM

Verily Life Sciences LLC,...

1. A system, comprising:a substrate comprising
a polymeric material formed to be implanted into skin,
a mounting platform embedded in the polymeric material, wherein the mounting platform and the polymeric material are composed of different materials,
bio-interactive electronics mounted onto a surface of the mounting platform, the bio-interactive electronics comprising a sensitizing layer and a sensor associated with the sensitizing layer, the sensor comprising aptamer conjugates, wherein the sensor is configured to obtain one or more measurements related to at least one analyte in interstitial fluid; and
a reader device, wherein the reader device is configured to detect the analyte in interstitial fluid via interaction with the substrate.
US Pat. No. 10,030,173

PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE MICROCAPSULE, PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE MICROCAPSULE-CONTAINING LIQUID, GLUING SHEET AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LAMINATE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A pressure-sensitive adhesive microcapsule having an average particle diameter of smaller than 500 ?m, comprisinga radiation-curable gluing agent is encapsulated by a wall film,
the wall film is constituted of a water-dispersible isocyanate,
a content of the water-dispersible isocyanate is in a range of 0.2% by mass to 8.0% by mass of the total mass of the pressure-sensitive adhesive microcapsule; and
a content of the radiation-curable gluing agent is in a range of 92.0% by mass to 99.8% by mass of the total mass of the pressure-sensitive adhesive microcapsule.

US Pat. No. 10,034,137

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC PATH MANAGEMENT

Capital One Services, LLC...

18. A path management system comprising:one or more processors; and
at least one non-transitory memory storing instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the path management system to perform operations comprising:
collecting first location data from a first user device in a store;
determining a first user device path in an environment based on the first location data;
calculating a path map based on the first user device path, the path map including device density data indicating a device density associated with the environment and device velocity data indicating a device velocity associated with the environment;
generating an instruction to modify a store condition based on the path map, wherein the instruction to modify the store condition comprises one or more of instructions to change a status of a point of service, instructions to change a status of a queue, and instructions to change a staffing level of at least part of a service location;
receiving second location data associated with a second user device, the second location data including one of a proximity of the second user device to a receiver in the environment and a proximity of the second user device to a beacon in the environment;
receiving a request from the second user device, the request including a finish location;
determining a start location of the second user device based on the second location data;
updating the finish location in the store upon implementation of the instruction to modify the store condition; and
determining a route in the environment based on the path map, the start location, and the updated finish location.

US Pat. No. 10,033,857

IDENTICAL CONVERSATION DETECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method of detecting a disallowed communication session between a first person using a first communication device and a second person using a second communication device, comprising:recording first audio captured at the first communication device to produce a first recording;
recording second audio captured at the second communication device to produce a second recording;
generating a first signature of the first recording, wherein the first signature identifies one or more speech formants in the first audio; generating a second signature of the second recording, wherein the second signature identifies one or more speech formants in the in the second audio;
identifying an overlapping timespan in the first recording and the second recording;
correlating a portion of the first signature generated from a portion of the first audio recorded during the overlapping timespan and a portion of the second signature generated from a portion of the second audio recorded during the overlapping timespan to determine whether a portion of the overlapping timespan of the first recording and the second recording are correlated greater than a predetermined threshold;
signaling the detection of the disallowed communication session between the first person using the first communication device and the second person using the second communication device, wherein the correlated portion of the overlapping timespan corresponds to a disallowed conversation between the first person and the second person; and
displaying, on a computer display, a notification of the detected disallowed communication session in response to the signaled detection.

US Pat. No. 10,033,799

SEMANTICALLY REPRESENTING A TARGET ENTITY USING A SEMANTIC OBJECT

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

9. A method performed by a system having a processor and memory of Internet messaging between users that presents messages to receiving users with an interface format based on a web relationship status using a semantic messaging object, comprising,managing data in a memory received and transmitted by the system over a network;
managing identities of a set of users and user groups of the system and messaging relationships between the set of users and user groups wherein a messaging relationship comprises the interface format in which a first user receives messages from an author of the semantic messaging object;
associating an author of the semantic messaging object with a message entry of the semantic messaging object;
designating an the interface format that specifies how the semantic messaging object is displayed over a network, the interface format being associated with a first metadata entry of the semantic object and a messaging relationship between the author and the first user; and
routing the semantic messaging object over the network to the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,032,475

ENHANCING AN AUDIO RECORDING

KONINKLIJKE KPN N.V., Ro...

1. A method of enhancing an audio recording, comprising:accessing the audio recording, the audio recording comprising at least a recording of a sound signal, the sound signal being obtained from a play-out of an audio signal by a play-out device via a speaker, the audio signal representing audio content;
accessing the audio signal from an external resource location;
suppressing, in the audio recording, the recording of the sound signal using the audio signal, thereby obtaining an intermediate audio recording;
adding an original version of the audio content to the intermediate audio recording to obtain an enhanced audio recording, the original version of the audio content being the audio signal or another original version of the audio content.

US Pat. No. 10,032,283

MODIFICATION OF AT LEAST ONE PARAMETER USED BY A VIDEO PROCESSING ALGORITHM FOR MONITORING OF A SCENE

Axis AB, Lund (SE)

1. A method for modifying at least one parameter used by a video processing algorithm, such as a motion detection algorithm, an object detection algorithm, or an object tracking algorithm, for monitoring of a scene, the method comprising: receiving a first and a second video sequence of the scene, wherein the first video sequence is captured using a thermal camera such that the first video sequence includes thermal information being indicative of temperatures in the scene; and applying, via processing circuitry, the video processing algorithm to the second video sequence, wherein at least one parameter used by the video processing algorithm is modified based on the thermal information included in the first video sequence, such that said at least one parameter of the video processing algorithm is made temperature dependent, wherein the processing circuitry determines in which regions of the second video sequence said at least one parameter is modified and how much the at least one parameter is modified in said regions based on the thermal information; wherein the thermal information comprises intensity values of images in the first video sequence, the intensity values being indicative of temperatures in the scene, and wherein the at least one parameter used by the video processing algorithm is modified based on the intensity values of images in the first video sequence; and identifying, in images of the first video sequence captured by the thermal camera, pixels having an intensity value indicating a temperature in one or more predetermined temperature ranges of interest, wherein the at least one parameter used by the video processing algorithm is modified with respect to regions of the images of the second video sequence that correspond to the pixels that were identified in the images of the first video sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,031,726

FLOWCHART GENERATING METHOD AND FLOWCHART GENERATING APPARATUS BASED ON QT 2D GRAPHIC VIEW

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A flowchart generating method based on QT 2D graphic view, comprising:designing a main process and a sub-module of a flowchart; wherein the main process comprises a main process start, a sub-module port, and a main process end;
wherein the sub-module comprises a sub-module node, and the sub-module node comprises a sub-module entry node, a sub-module exit node, and a sub-module interrupted node configured to connect to other modules and stop running the other modules;
establishing a connection relationship between the sub-module and the sub-module port to embed and call the sub-module in the main process.

US Pat. No. 10,031,355

TEMPERATURE CONTROL OF COMPONENTS ON AN OPTICAL DEVICE

Mellanox Technologies Sil...

1. An optical device, comprising:a waveguide positioned on a base and a modulator positioned on the base,
the modulator including a ridge of an electro-absorption medium,
the waveguide configured to guide a light signal through the modulator such that the light signal is guided through the ridge of electro-absorption medium,
the modulator being a Franz-Keldysh modulator that uses the Franz-Keldysh effect to modulate light signals; and
a device ridge that includes the ridge of the electro-absorption medium, the device ridge having a top side and lateral sides, the lateral sides being between the top side and the base, and the top side having a width;
a heater positioned over one of the lateral sides and the top side of the device ridge without being positioned over the entire width of the top side.

US Pat. No. 10,031,031

WIRELESS TEMPERATURE SENSING METHOD USING NO ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS

THE UNITED STATES OF AMER...

1. A method of sensing a local environment temperature of interest, comprising the steps of:providing a first element consisting of an electrical conductor having first and second ends and shaped between said first and second ends for storage of an electric field and a magnetic field, said first and second ends remaining electrically unconnected such that said electrical conductor so-shaped defines an unconnected open-circuit having inductance and capacitance wherein, in the presence of a time-varying magnetic field, said electrical conductor so-shaped resonates to generate harmonic electric and magnetic field responses, each of which has a frequency associated therewith;
providing a second element consisting of a solid material, wherein said first element and said second element are comprised within the sensing method and are distinct from said local environment of interest, located within said magnetic field responses of said conductor, said solid material selected to experience changes in magnetic permeability properties in the presence of a temperature change in said solid material;
wherein said temperature change in said solid material results from exposure to a change in said local environment temperature;
recording a baseline frequency response for said magnetic field responses so-generated when temperature of said solid material is not changing; and
monitoring said magnetic field responses so-generated for changes in frequency with respect to said baseline frequency response as an indication of a change in local environment temperature of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,030,188

NANO-HYBRID LUBRICANT AND METHOD THEREOF, AND OIL-BASED DRILLING FLUID

China University of Petro...

1. A lubricant comprising:a) graphite oxide; and
b) a biquaternary ammonium salt compound, wherein the cation of the biquaternary ammonium salt compound is represented by formula (1);wherein the biquaternary ammonium salt compound adheres to the surface of the graphite oxide and optionally adheres to the graphite oxide between layers of the graphite oxide; andpart of the biquaternary ammonium salt compound is linked to the graphite oxide in the form of a modifying group, wherein the cation of the modifying group is represented by formula (2):
wherein each R1 group is independently selected from H, hydroxyl, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, and C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl; each R2 group is independently selected from H and C1-C6 alkyl; and each R3 group is independently selected from n-hexyl, n-heptyl, n-octyl, n-nonyl, n-decyl, undecyl, and dodecyl,
wherein a weight ratio of the graphite oxide to the biquaternary ammonium salt compound is 1: 48-250.

US Pat. No. 10,029,778

AIRCRAFT DOOR WITH COMPRESSIBLE HEADER

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp...

1. An interior door system for an aircraft comprising:a door having an opening across a top portion thereof;
a compressible header configured to reside in the opening across the door, the compressible header including a biasing mechanism configured to reside in the opening across the door and upwardly bias the compressible header which is configured to permit lateral movement of the compressible header within the opening across the door, the compressible header being compressed into the opening across the door as the compressible header contacts a headliner of the aircraft as the door moves from an open position to a closed position with the compressible header configured to move laterally and vertically relative to the door when the door is in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,029,495

CARRIAGE APPARATUS

Canon Finetech Nisca Inc....

1. A carriage apparatus capable of mounting a processing unit which is configured to perform predetermined processing with respect to a sheet, the apparatus comprising:a positioning unit configured to be able to abut against an end portion of the sheet and position the sheet in a direction orthogonal to a scanning direction of the carriage,
a guide unit configured to guide the carriage so as to be capable of moving forward and backward in the scanning direction of the carriage, wherein the guide unit includes a guide surface abutting on the carriage and regulating a position in a direction orthogonal to the scanning direction of the carriage, the guide surface having a surface perpendicular to a surface of the sheet positioned by the positioning unit; and
a biasing unit configured to bias the carriage against the guide surface,
wherein the positioning unit and the guide unit are integrally formed.

US Pat. No. 10,029,479

TRANSFER APPARATUS

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. A transfer apparatus, comprising:a transfer device which performs transfer processings to transfer a transfer layer of a transfer film or a protection film for a plurality of times on at least one of a first face of a card-shaped recording medium and a second face of the card-shaped recording medium;
a correcting device which performs a decurl processing to correct a curl of the recording medium to which the transfer layer is transferred with the transfer device;
a comparing device which determines, to the recording medium, whether a transfer face of the recording medium on which a current transfer processing is performed and a transfer face of the recording medium on which a subsequent transfer processing is to be performed with the transfer device are same or not; and
a control device which controls the transfer device and the correcting device,
wherein the control device determines whether to perform the decurl processing with the correcting device after the current transfer processing is performed based on
information of the transfer faces compared through the comparing device, and
information of whether the recording medium is curled after the current transfer processing is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,034,379

STACKED ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A stacked electronic structure, comprising:a magnetic device:
a substrate, wherein the substrate is disposed under the magnetic device; and
a first electronic device, disposed between a bottom surface of the magnetic device and a top surface of the substrate, wherein the first electronic device comprises a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal is electrically connected to the magnetic device without using the substrate and the second terminal is electrically connected to the substrate; and
a second electronic device, disposed between a bottom surface of the magnetic device and a top surface of the substrate, wherein the second electronic device comprises a third terminal and a fourth terminal, wherein the third terminal is electrically connected to the magnetic device without using the substrate and the fourth terminal is electrically connected to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,034,308

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING TEMPORARY IDENTIFIER TO TERMINAL IN RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for allocating a temporary radio network temporary identifier (T-RNTI) to a user equipment (UE) within a random access procedure in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by the UE, a random access preamble to a base station (BS);
transmitting, by the UE, a radio resource control (RRC) request message to the BS on a contention-based physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) resource block without receiving a random access response in response to the random access preamble, wherein uplink data on the contention-based PUSCH resource block can be transmitted without uplink resource allocation scheduling; and
receiving, by the UE, an RRC connection setup message identified by a T-RNTI allocated to the UE in response to the RRC request message,
wherein the T-RNTI is allocated based on the contention-based PUSCH resource block on which the UE transmitted the RRC request message to the BS.

US Pat. No. 10,033,869

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INFORMATION STREAMING TO USER INTERFACE

8x8, Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A computer-implemented method for information streaming to a user interface, the method comprising:receiving, at a network contact center and from the user interface, a notification that an agent is available to be contacted by customers;
opening a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) connection between the user interface and a server of the network contact center;
keeping the HTTP connection open as a persistent HTTP connection;
receiving, at the server of the networked contact center, a HTTP request, from the user interface, to stream information to the user interface, the HTTP request specifying that the server push certain types of events upon their arrival at the server;
receiving, at the server, one or more events, wherein a particular event of the one or more events indicates that a particular customer is seeking contact with an agent;
pushing the one or more events, including the particular event, to the user interface via the persistent HTTP connection, the one or more events resulting in a change in the user interface without further HTTP requests from the user interface, wherein the change displays a visual indicator of an incoming call from the particular customer, contact information of the particular customer, and enables a rejection button selectable by the agent for rejecting a communication from the particular customer; and
terminating the persistent HTTP connection after a predetermined period of time and queuing further events while the persistent HTTP connection is terminated.

US Pat. No. 10,033,795

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING SLICE DATA

BEIJING QIHOO TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A device for downloading data, comprising:a memory having instructions stored thereon; and
at least one processor to execute the instructions to perform operations for downloading data, the operations comprising:
sending, to a server, a request for downloading new data, and receiving the data returned by the server, the request for downloading new data including a number of pieces of new data requested for downloading and an identifier of a newest piece of data that has been downloaded to a database;
saving the returned data in the database and setting a displaying mark of the returned data as valid;
determining whether or not the returned data links up with existing data that existed in the database prior to saving the returned data, by determining that the returned data links up with the existing data in the database when an identifier of the returned data and an identifier of the existing data are in sequence and a number of pieces of the returned data is less than the number of pieces of data requested for downloading, and determining that the returned data does not link up with the existing data in the database when the identifier of the returned data and the identifier of the existing data are not in sequence or the number of pieces of the returned data is greater than or equal to the number of pieces of data requested for downloading;
if the returned data does not link up with the existing data, setting a displaying mark of the existing data that was previously valid, as invalid, and saving a slice interval corresponding to unlinked slice data in a slice interval set maintained in the database; and
displaying the returned data with the displaying mark.

US Pat. No. 10,032,578

HIGH CURRENT, COMPACT FUSIBLE DISCONNECT SWITCH WITH DUAL SLIDER BAR ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A fusible disconnect switch device comprising:a switch housing configured to accept a pluggable fuse module;
a line side terminal and a load side terminal in the switch housing;
a switch actuator selectively positionable between an opened position and a closed position; and
a slider assembly linked to the switch actuator and responsive to a position of the switch actuator to effect a switch closing operation or a switch opening operation;
wherein the slider assembly comprises a first slider element and a second slider element each slidably movable with respect to the switch housing along a linear axis, a first bias element acting on the first slider element and a second bias element acting on the second slider element;
wherein the first slider element is independently movable relative to the second slider element;
wherein the second slider element carries at least one switch contact to make or break an electrical connection to one of the line side terminal and the load side terminal;
wherein the second bias element is mechanically isolated from the switch actuator in a first stage of the switch opening operation; and
wherein the first and second bias elements each provide an opening force in a second stage of the switch opening operation.

US Pat. No. 10,031,892

AUTOMATIC GROUPING OF DOCUMENT OBJECTS FOR REFLOWED LAYOUT

Konica Minolta Laboratory...

1. A method for arranging graphical objects in an electronic document (ED) displayed on a screen of a computing device following a variation in display of the ED, the method comprising:calculating a plurality of initial positions for the graphical objects on a display area of the screen of the computing device, wherein the graphical objects comprise a first graphical object and a second graphical object;
grouping the graphical objects whose calculated initial positions are located within a predetermined area of the display area;
calculating a reference point of the group in an area of the ED between the first graphical object and the second graphical object based on a center-of-mass of each initial position of the grouped graphical objects;
determining, in response to the variation in display of the ED, a first arrangement comprising a first plurality of new positions for the grouped graphical objects,
wherein the first graphical object and the second graphical object are separated by a first distance in the first arrangement;
calculating, for the first arrangement, a first sum of a first plurality of potential energies stored in a first plurality of virtual springs stretched between the plurality of initial positions and the first plurality of new positions;
determining, in response to the variation in the display of the ED, a second arrangement comprising a second plurality of new positions for the grouped graphical objects,
wherein the first graphical object and the second graphical object are separated by a second distance in the second arrangement that is different than the first distance;
calculating, for the second arrangement, a second sum of a second plurality of potential energies stored in a second plurality of virtual springs stretched between the plurality of initial positions and the second plurality of new positions;
comparing the first sum of the first plurality of potential energies with the second sum of the second plurality of potential energies; and
displaying, in response to the second sum being less than the first sum, the ED with the grouped graphical objects in the second arrangement comprising the second plurality of new positions on the screen of the computing device,
wherein the graphical objects are not displayed in the first arrangement comprising the first plurality of new positions prior to comparing the first sum with the second sum,
wherein the variation in display of the ED is a change in a length and width of the display, and
wherein the first sum and the second sum are further calculated based on the reference point.

US Pat. No. 10,030,195

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SINTERING PROPPANTS

Foret Plasma Labs, LLC, ...

1. An apparatus for sintering green pellets to make proppant particles, the apparatus comprising:a first cylindrical vessel having a first end, a second end and a first longitudinal axis;
a first vortex finder connected to the first end of the first cylindrical vessel and aligned with the first longitudinal axis;
a second cylindrical vessel having a third end, a fourth end and a second longitudinal axis;
a second vortex finder connected to the second end of the first cylindrical vessel and aligned with the second longitudinal axis;
an inlet passage disposed between the first vortex finder and the second vortex finder, connected tangentially to both the first cylindrical vessel proximate to the first end and the second cylindrical vessel proximate to the third end, and having an inlet and a third longitudinal axis;
a divider disposed within the inlet passage along the third longitudinal axis that directs a heated gas from the inlet into the first cylindrical vessel to form a first vortex gas flow and the second cylindrical vessel to form a second vortex gas flow;
a heated gas source connected to the inlet of the inlet passage; and
a green pellet source connected to the first vortex finder or the second vortex finder or both the first vortex finder and the second vortex finder such that the green pellets are sintered or partially sintered in a selected temperature range to form the proppant particles as the green pellets pass through a first central portion of the first vortex gas flow and exit the second end of the first cylindrical vessel and/or pass through a second central portion of the second vortex flow and exit the fourth end of the second cylindrical vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,029,880

SHEET BUNDLE BINDING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. A sheet bundle binding device comprising:a processing tray that receives a plurality of sheets;
a sheet accumulating mechanism that accumulates the plurality of sheets on the processing tray;
a staple binding unit that binds the plurality of sheets on the processing tray into a sheet bundle using a staple needle;
a staple-free binding unit having a pair of crimping toothed parts for staple-free binding the plurality of sheets on the processing tray into a sheet bundle; and
a control section that performs drive control of the sheet accumulating mechanism, staple binding unit, and staple-free binding unit, wherein
the staple binding unit and the staple-free binding unit can apply first binding processing to a first sheet bundle accumulated on the processing tray by the sheet accumulating mechanism,
the sheet accumulating mechanism can accumulate additional sheets on the first sheet bundle that has been subjected to the first binding processing to form a second sheet bundle,
the staple-free binding unit can apply second binding processing to the second sheet bundle, and
the control section determines which one of the staple binding unit and staple-free binding unit is used to apply the first binding processing to the first sheet bundle.

US Pat. No. 10,029,827

MEMBRANE TYPE STOPPER

Airbus Operations S.A.S.,...

1. A stopper for a tank comprising an opening, the stopper comprising:a body configured to be fixed in the opening and having a hole, wherein the body further comprises:
a membrane fixed to the body and having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, the membrane having a non-broken state in which a portion of the membrane completely blocks the hole and a broken state in which the portion is separated from rest of the membrane fixed to the body, thereby unblocking the hole;
a core fixed to the portion of the membrane on the first surface and the second surface, and
a core stopper configured to permit a movement of the core between a blocking position which corresponds to the non-broken state of the membrane, and an open position which corresponds to the broken state of the membrane with the portion spaced apart from the hole, and to keep the core fixedly joined to the body in an open position,
wherein the core stopper comprises at least one arm and, for the at least one arm, an aperture in the body, and
wherein one end of the at least one arm is fixedly joined to the core and another end of the at least one arm is inserted into the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,029,374

AUTONOMOUS TRUCK LOADER AND UNLOADER

Intelligrated Headquarter...

1. A manipulator attached to a movable end of a robotic arm for unloading and loading articles by picking up a row of side by side articles from a first location in a first configuration and placing the side by side row of articles down on a second location in a second configuration, the manipulator comprising:a horizontal member attachable to the movable end of the robotic arm; and
a plurality of head elements each vertically movably attached to the horizontal member and each vertically movable independent from another, each including at least one vacuum cup configured to attach, hold, and release articles as required, each head element independently moveable up or down vertically relative to another to vertically reconfigure the head elements of the manipulator to match with and to pick up the row of side by side articles in the first configuration and to vertically reposition the plurality of head elements and picked up articles to place the row of side by side articles down in the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,033,899

LIGHTING DEVICE INCLUDING A BOARD TO MOUNT THE LIGHT SOURCE ON A MOUNT SURFACE OPPOSITE A COVER, IMAGE READING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Ricoh Company LTD., Toky...

1. A lighting device comprising:a light source to emit light and including a light emission centerline;
a board to mount the light source on a mount surface;
a light guide including an incident surface to receive the light emitted from the light source, the incident surface being opposed to the light emission surface, the light guide extending from the incident surface in a direction of the emitted light and bent toward a surface of an irradiation target;
an optical guide holder to hold the light guide; and
a cover, wherein the board is substantially parallel with, in contact with, and disposed between, both the optical guide holder and the cover and substantially parallel with the light emission centerline such that a surface of the board opposite the mount surface is relatively closer to the cover than the mount surface.

US Pat. No. 10,032,080

EVALUATION OF MODELS GENERATED FROM OBJECTS IN VIDEO

Verint Americas Inc., Al...

1. An image processing system comprising:a processing system configured to generate a plurality of respective models from identified objects in a first video, perform evaluations on each of the plurality of respective models based on knowledge of the identified objects determined from video analysis, and identify at least one preferred model from the plurality of respective models based on the evaluations, wherein evaluating each model includes applying a set of video analytics in order to effectuate the identification of the at least one preferred model, and
tracking a movement of each identified object in the first video by using each of the plurality of respective models to track the respective identified object from which the plurality of respective models were generated, evaluating statistics from the tracking based on each of the plurality of respective models;
a storage system storing the statistics as a set of motion dynamics for the plurality of respective models in a nonvolatile computerized memory;
a processing system configured to identifying at least one scene in the first video by tracking the movement of a respective identified object in the video;
a storage system storing scene statistics in said nonvolatile computerized memory.

US Pat. No. 10,031,874

UNIVERSAL INPUT/OUTPUT CIRCUIT

SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG, Zuri...

1. A circuit arrangement for universal input/output, the circuit arrangement comprising:at least one interface module having an analog-to-digital converter with an input channel and with an output port,
a digital-to-analog converter with an input port and with an output channel,
a first connection point,
an amplifier with a non-inverting input channel, and
a switching network with a plurality of switches,
wherein the output channel of the digital-to-analog converter connects either directly or via a sample-and-hold element to the non-inverting input channel of the amplifier,
wherein the switching network is configured to connect the analog-to-digital converter either directly or via a program-controlled scaling apparatus to the first connection point,
wherein the analog-to-digital converter is configured such that upon connection of the analog-to-digital converter to the first connection point, the analog-to-digital converter converts a first analog voltage at the first connection point into a digital representation of the first analog voltage and outputs the digital representation at its output port,
wherein the circuit arrangement is configured to transfer the digital representation from the output port of the analog-to-digital converter to the input port of the digital-to-analog converter,
wherein to facilitate the transfer the circuit arrangement comprises
a bus connecting the output port of the analog-to-digital converter to the input port of the digital-to-analog converter,
wherein the digital-to-analog converter is configured such that upon completion of the transfer, the digital-to-analog converter converts the digital representation at its input port into a second analog voltage, such that the second analog voltage is the same or substantially the same as the first analog voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,031,839

CONSTRAINT EXTRACTION FROM NATURAL LANGUAGE TEXT FOR TEST DATA GENERATION

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A device, comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors to:
obtain text to be processed to extract one or more constraints corresponding to an object in the text,
the one or more constraints defining values permitted to be associated with the object;
associate part-of-speech tags with words in the text to improve constraint extraction and data generation;
extract the one or more constraints based on associating the part-of-speech tags with the words and identifying one or more patterns in the text,
the one or more patterns including a relational operator and a numeric value;
generate one or more equations based on the one or more constraints;
generate, based on the one or more constraints, positive test data and negative test data for testing values for the object,
the positive test data including a first value that satisfies each of the one or more constraints based on the one or more equations, and
the negative test data including a second value that violates at least one of the one or more constraints based on the one or more equations;
receive existing test data from a memory location;
apply the positive test data, the negative test data, and the existing test data to a system that is designed based on the text to at least one of:
improve software accuracy,
reduce security issues, or
conserve processing resources;
validate a classification of the existing test data as having a positive classification or a negative classification; and
provide, for display on a user interface and based on applying the positive test data, the negative test data, and the existing test data, information that identifies:
a first particular constraint that the positive test data satisfies,
a second particular constraint that the negative test data violates, and
the validation of the classification of the existing test data.

US Pat. No. 10,031,458

REDUCE MERGING OF ADJACENT PRINTING DOTS ON A PHOTOSENSITIVE MEMBER

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A printing apparatus, comprising:a photosensitive member;
a printing dot applicator to form a first set of printing dots on the photosensitive member corresponding to image data of first portions of an image, and to subsequently form a second set of printing dots on the photosensitive member corresponding to the image data of second portions of the image adjacent to the first portions; and
the photosensitive member to transfer the first set of printing dots from the photosensitive member to at least one of a media or an intermediate transfer member, and to subsequently transfer the second set of printing dots from the photosensitive member to the at least one of the media or the intermediate transfer member; and
a control module including machine-readable instructions to communicate with the printing dot applicator to form the second set of printing dots on the photosensitive member after the first set of printing dots have been transferred from the photosensitive member to reduce merging of adjacent printing dots due to an electrical interaction there between on the photosensitive member.

US Pat. No. 10,030,956

MUZZLELOADER SYSTEMS

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A muzzleloader firing system comprising muzzleloader having a barrel with a breech chamber open rearwardly, a constriction portion at a forward end of the breech chamber, and a projectile bore portion with a bore forward of the constriction portion, the system further comprising a muzzleloader propellant cartridge without a projectile therein, the propellant cartridge sized for being received by the breech end of the muzzleloader, the cartridge comprising:a cartridge cup portion comprising a polymer and having a tubular wall portion and a closed end of the tubular wall with a converging portion unitary with the tubular wall portion, the cup portion defining an interior;
a head portion connecting with the tubular wall portion of the cup portion, the head portion having a primer centrally engaged in the head portion; and
propellant filling the interior and extending to the closed end;
the system further comprising a projectile sized to the barrel and further sized to not pass through the constriction portion.

US Pat. No. 10,030,363

HYBRID WORK MACHINE

Hitachi Construction Mach...

1. A hybrid work machine comprising:an engine;
an assist motor that is mechanically connected to the engine, performs electric discharge by generating a drive torque and generates electric power by generating a braking torque;
a plurality of hydraulic pumps driven by a total torque of the engine and the assist motor;
a plurality of actuators driven by hydraulic fluid delivered from the hydraulic pumps;
a plurality of control lever devices for commanding the operation of said plurality of actuators;
an electric storage device that accumulates the electric power generated by the assist motor and supplies the electric power when the assist motor performs electric discharge; and
a pump flow rate control device that receives input signals of operation amounts of the control lever devices, delivery pressure of the hydraulic pumps, and revolution speed of the engine for controlling delivery flow rates of the hydraulic pumps based on flow rate target values determined from a flow rate reference value and a flow rate correction value;
wherein the pump flow rate control device includes:
a pump flow limiting control unit configured to: determine respective flow rate reference values for performing limiting control of maximum delivery flow rates of the hydraulic pumps based on the operation amounts of the control lever devices, the delivery pressures of the hydraulic pumps and a pump output power reference value determined by the revolution speed of the engine and control the delivery flow rates of the hydraulic pumps based on the flow rate reference values, to thereby perform the limiting control for the maximum delivery flow rates of the hydraulic pumps such that a total pump output horsepower, that is a sum of output horsepower values of the hydraulic pumps, does not exceed the pump output power reference value, and
a pump flow rate correction control unit configured to continuously determine whether the respective delivery pressures of the hydraulic pumps are greater than a first pressure threshold value, and upon determining a first delivery pressure of a first hydraulic pump is greater than the first pressure threshold value and the first delivery pressure is greater than the first pressure threshold value for a predetermined amount of time, subtract a flow rate correction value by a first constant value of the first hydraulic pump and combine the flow rate correction value and the flow rate reference value to correct a flow rate target value to thereby decrease the delivery flow rate of the first hydraulic pump.

US Pat. No. 10,029,996

CLASS OF CYANO-SUBSTITUTED ASYMMETRIC CYANINE DYES, SYNTHESIZING METHOD AND APPLICATION THEREOF

DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECH...

1. A dye of Formula I:
wherein R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-18 saturated/unsaturated alkyl, OR5, and halogen;
R3 and R4 are each independently selected from the group consisting of C1- 6 saturated/unsaturated alkyl and —CH2CH2OR5;
R5 is selected from the group consisting of H and C1-6 alkyl; and
Y? is a halogen ion.

US Pat. No. 10,028,788

SYSTEM FOR IMAGE-BASED ROBOTIC SURGERY

MAKO Surgical Corp., For...

1. A robotic surgery system, comprising:a mobile base configured to be moveable when in a freewheeling mode, and fixed relative to an operating room when in a braked mode;
a common arm member moveably coupled to the mobile base;
a first moveable support structure coupled between the common arm member and a first element of a fluoroscopic imaging system, the first element comprising one of a source element and a detector element;
a surgical instrument configured for conducting a procedure on a patient tissue structure;
a second moveable support structure coupled between the common arm member and the surgical instrument, wherein the second moveable support structure comprises one or more actuators controlled to electromechanically characterize movement of the surgical instrument; and
a third moveable support structure coupled between the mobile base and a second element of the fluoroscopic imaging system comprising the other of the source element and the detector element, wherein the fluoroscopic imaging system is configured to be repositionable relative to the patient tissue structure disposed between the first and second elements of the fluoroscopic imaging system; and
a tracking system configured to:
track at least one of a position and an orientation of the first element of the fluoroscopic imaging system, at least one of a position and an orientation of the second element of the fluoroscopic imaging system, and at least one of a position and an orientation of the surgical instrument relative to a known coordinate system; and
register the first element, the second element, and the surgical instrument with one another to characterize the position and orientation of the surgical instrument, the patient tissue structure, and the first and second elements relative to each other and to allow for simultaneously conducting the surgical procedure and imaging.
US Pat. No. 10,030,128

ELASTOMER COMPOSITE BLENDS, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING SAME

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

1. A method for preparing an elastomer composite, comprising:feeding a first latex feed of a continuous flow of a first fluid comprising natural rubber latex to a mixing zone of a coagulum reactor;
feeding a second latex feed of a continuous flow of a second fluid comprising a synthetic elastomer latex to the mixing zone, the synthetic elastomer comprising a styrene-butadiene rubber;
feeding a continuous flow of a third fluid comprising a particulate filler slurry to the mixing zone;
allowing the natural rubber latex and the synthetic elastomer latex to coagulate with the particulate filler; and
discharging a flow of elastomer composite from a discharge end of the coagulum reactor,
wherein the first elastomer latex is incompatible with the second elastomer latex, and
wherein the first fluid and the second fluid combine with the third fluid to form a mixture, and wherein the first fluid and the second fluid combine with the third fluid and with each other substantially simultaneously or the first fluid and the third fluid combine to form a mixture, and wherein the second fluid combines with the mixture,
wherein the elastomer composite comprises natural rubber and about 1 to about 36% styrene-butadiene rubber with respect to total rubber content.

US Pat. No. 10,034,370

STRETCHABLE CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STRETCHABLE CIRCUIT BOARD

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. A stretchable circuit board, comprising:a stretchable portion that includes a stretchable base having stretchability and a stretchable wiring formed on a first main surface of the stretchable base and having stretchability; and
a non-stretchable portion that includes a base substrate having stretchability lower than that of the stretchable base and a draw-out wiring formed on a first main surface of the base substrate, wherein
the first main surface of the stretchable base and the first main surface of the base substrate are joined with each other,
the stretchable wiring and the draw-out wiring are electrically connected with each other, and
the first main surface of the base substrate is a rough surface having a projection and a depression.

US Pat. No. 10,034,037

FINGERPRINT-BASED INTER-DESTINATION MEDIA SYNCHRONIZATION

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Th...

1. A method for enabling inter-destination synchronization of presenting content parts in a first receiver comprising a first clock and a second receiver comprising a second clock, said content parts being associated with a predetermined play-out timeline, said method comprising:in said first receiver, determining first timing information comprising one or more first content part identifiers and associated first presentation clock times generated by said first clock, a first content part identifier comprising one or more first fingerprints for identifying a first content part in a first media stream provided to said first receiver;
in said second receiver, determining second timing information comprising one or more second content part identifiers and associated second presentation clock times generated by said second clock, a second content part identifier identifying a second content part in a second media stream provided to said second receiver, wherein the first content part and the second content part are parts of a same content;
based on said first and second timing information, calculating a timing difference in the presenting of a content part in said first and second media streams, wherein calculating said timing difference comprises matching at least one of said one or more first fingerprints with reference information comprising one or more reference fingerprints associated with reference positions on said play-out timeline; and
based on said timing difference, generating synchronization information for enabling adjustment of the presenting of said first and/or second media streams so that inter destination synchronization between said first and second media streams is achieved.

US Pat. No. 10,033,373

HALF BRIDGE HAVING TWO SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCHES FOR OPERATING A LOAD

BECKHOFF AUTOMATION GMBH,...

1. A half bridge for operating a load comprising:a switching device comprising a high-side semiconductor switch and a low-side semiconductor switch, that are connected to one another in series in each case via one of their current terminals, wherein the load is connectable between the high-side and low-side semiconductor switches;
a load relief device connected to the switching device in order to collect energy during a switching process in the switching device;
an energy storage device comprising a first capacitance; and
an energy recovery circuit configured to feed the energy collected by the load relief device to the energy storage device before a further energy collection of the load relief device during a further switching process in the switching device, wherein the energy recovery circuit comprises a current channel that connects the load relief device to the first capacitance of the energy storage device,
wherein the load relief device comprises a second capacitance, that is connected to the current channel and is connected in parallel with the first capacitance.

US Pat. No. 10,032,412

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE PIXEL DRIVING CIRCUIT, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Shanghai Tianma AM-OLED C...

1. An organic light emitting diode pixel driving circuit, comprising:a pixel capacitor, comprising a first electrode and a second electrode, which is configured for storing received voltage and coupling a change valve of a voltage at the first electrode to the second electrode;
a driving transistor, for generating a driving current based on a power supply voltage and a voltage at the second electrode of the pixel capacitor;
a first transistor, for providing a reference voltage to the first electrode of the pixel capacitor under the control of a first light emitting signal, wherein the reference voltage is supplied via a reference voltage transmission line, and the first light emitting signal is supplied via a first light emitting signal transmission line;
a second transistor, for transmitting a high-level power supply voltage to the first electrode of the pixel capacitor under the control of a second light emitting signal, wherein the second light emitting signal is supplied via a second light emitting signal transmission line;
a third transistor and a fourth transistor, both for transmitting a difference between a data voltage and a threshold voltage of the driving transistor to the second electrode of the pixel capacitor under the control of a first scanning signal, wherein the first scanning signal is supplied via a first scanning line; and
an organic light emitting diode, which emits light under the control of the driving current generated by the driving transistor,
wherein in a first stage, the first light emitting signal is a digital signal at logic low level, the first scanning signal and the second light emitting signal are digital signals at logic high level, the first transistor is turned on, and the second transistor, the third transistor and the fourth transistor are turned off;
in a second stage, the first scanning signal and the first light emitting signal are digital signals at logic low level, the second light emitting signal is a digital signal at logic high level, the first transistor, the third transistor and the fourth transistor are turned on, and the second transistor is turned off; and
in a third stage, the first scanning signal and the first light emitting signal are digital signals at logic high level, the second light emitting signal is a digital signal at logic low level, the first transistor, the third transistor and the fourth transistor are turned off, and the second transistor is turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,031,004

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR WIDE RANGE MASS FLOW VERIFICATION

MKS Instruments, Inc., A...

1. A mass flow verifier comprising:a chamber configured to receive a fluid;
a critical flow nozzle in serial fluid connection with the chamber upstream of the chamber;
a first pressure sensor that detects fluid pressure in the chamber;
a second pressure sensor that detects fluid pressure upstream of the critical flow nozzle; and
a controller configured to verify flow rate of the fluid by:
(i) at a first flow range, measuring a first flow rate based on a rate of rise in pressure of the fluid as detected by the first pressure sensor and determining a gas property function of the fluid based on pressures as detected by the first pressure sensor and the second pressure sensor, and
(ii) at a second flow range, measuring a second flow rate based on pressure detected by the second pressure sensor and the determined gas property function.

US Pat. No. 10,029,401

MULTI-LAYERED FOAMED POLYMERIC OBJECTS AND RELATED METHODS

Dart Container Corporatio...

1. A method for making a multi-layer foamed thermoplastic material sheet from a solid monolithic thermoplastic material sheet, the solid thermoplastic material sheet having a first bulk crystallinity level, the method comprising:absorbing an effective amount of gas into the solid thermoplastic material sheet to yield a reversibly plasticized thermoplastic material sheet having:
a second bulk crystallinity level that is greater than the first bulk crystallinity level; and
a crystallinity gradient across a thickness of the sheet such that the crystallinity level is lower in the middle of the sheet's thickness than in the sheet's surface,
wherein the absorbing occurs at a pressure in a range of 0.345 MPa to 9.65 MPa at a temperature in a range of ?20° F. to 150° F.;
desorbing at least some of the gas from the plasticized thermoplastic material sheet at a reduced pressure, as compared to the absorbing pressure, and a temperature in a range of ?40° F. to 150° F., wherein the desorbing comprises a first desorbing stage in which the plasticized thermoplastic material sheet is placed in a freezer at a first temperature for a first predetermined time period to allow at least some of the gas to desorb, removing the plasticized thermoplastic material sheet from the freezer after the first predetermined time period, and, subsequent to removing the plasticized thermoplastic material sheet from the freezer, allowing at least some of the gas to desorb at a second temperature, greater than the first temperature, for a second predetermined time period in a second desorbing stage; and
heating the plasticized thermoplastic material sheet to yield the multi-layer foamed thermoplastic material sheet having:
a third bulk crystallinity level that is greater than or equal to the second bulk crystallinity level; and
a plurality of discrete inner foamed microcellular layers and discrete unfoamed layers comprising:
first and second discrete unfoamed skin outer layers;
two substantially identical second inner foamed layers positioned immediately adjacent to the first and second discrete unfoamed skin outer layers;
two substantially identical third inner foamed layers positioned immediately adjacent to the second inner foamed layers; and
a fourth inner foamed layer positioned immediately adjacent to and interposed between the third inner foamed layers,
wherein closed cells within the plurality of discrete inner foamed microcellular layers have a diameter ranging from about 0.1 to about 100 microns, and
wherein the fourth inner foamed layer comprises cells having a size greater than cells of the second inner foamed layers, and the third inner foamed layers comprise cells having a size greater than cells of the fourth inner foamed layer.

US Pat. No. 10,028,754

MEDICAL IMPACTOR TOOL

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A power tool comprising:an output member;
a drive mechanism operable to perform work on the output member in one of a first mode or a second mode; and
an actuator for activating the drive mechanism in the first mode or the second mode based upon an amount of time the actuator is depressed;
wherein, in the first mode, the drive mechanism is operated for only a single drive cycle, and in the second mode, the drive mechanism is operated continuously until the actuator is released.

US Pat. No. 10,028,607

MODULAR TREE WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Willis Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A modular lighted artificial tree, comprising:a first assembled tree portion, the first assembled tree portion including:
a first trunk portion including a first trunk body having a first end and a second end and including a first branch-support portion, the first branch-support portion attached to the trunk body;
a first plurality of branches, each branch of the first plurality of branches pivotally coupled to the first branch-support portion;
a first light string distributed about, and attached to, an exterior portion of the first plurality of branches, the first light string including first light-string wiring and a first plurality of lighting element assemblies;
a first electrical connector positioned in the second end of the first trunk body, the first electrical connector including a first electrical connector body and a first set of conductive electrical terminals, the first set of conductive electrical terminals including a first electrical terminal, a second electrical terminal, a third electrical terminal, and a fourth electrical terminal, the first electrical terminal comprising a central axially-extending electrical terminal;
a first plurality of wires located at least partially within the first trunk body and electrically connected to the first electrical connector and the first light string;
a second assembled tree portion configured to axially couple to the first assembled tree portion, the second assembled tree portion including:
a second trunk portion including a second trunk body having a first end and a second end and including a second branch-support portion, the second branch-support portion attached to the second trunk body;
a second plurality of branches, each branch of the second plurality of branches pivotally coupled to the second branch-support portion;
a second light string distributed about, and attached to, an exterior portion of the second plurality of branches, the second light string including second light-string wiring and a second plurality of lighting element assemblies;
a second electrical connector positioned in the second end of the second trunk body and configured to mechanically and electrically connect to the first electrical connector, the second electrical connector including a second electrical connector body having an insulating projection portion, and a second set of conductive electrical terminals, the second set of conductive electrical terminals including a first electrical terminal configured to receive at least a portion of the central electrical terminal of the first electrical connector, a second electrical terminal configured to contact the second electrical terminal of the first electric connector, a third electrical terminal having a radially inwardly-facing surface configured to contact a radially outwardly-facing surface of the third electrical terminal of the first electrical connector, and a fourth electrical terminal having a radially inwardly-facing surface configured to contact a radially outwardly-facing surface of the fourth electrical terminal of the first electrical connector, the insulating projection portion located between the first electrical terminal of the second connector and the second electrical terminal of the second connector; and
a second plurality of wires located at least partially within the second trunk body and electrically connected to the second electrical connector and the second light string.

US Pat. No. 10,033,603

SYSTEM MONITORING DEVICE

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A device, comprising:one or more memories; and
one or more processors, communicatively coupled to the one or more memories, to:
select an enterprise content management (ECM) system for monitoring,
the ECM system including a set of subsystems;
monitor the set of subsystems of the ECM system based on selecting the ECM system for monitoring;
perform a set of health checks on the set of subsystems based on monitoring the set of subsystems,
the set of health checks including a validation of a set of network addresses associated with the set of subsystems, an analysis of a set of log files associated with the set of subsystems, and a determination of a set of metrics associated with the set of subsystems,
the set of health checks relating to a status of the ECM system,
the set of subsystems being monitored based upon a set of decision criteria;
generate a health check report based on the set of health checks,
the health check report including information associated with the validation of the set of network addresses, the analysis of the set of log files, and the determination of the set of metrics associated with the set of subsystems;
provide the health check report;
perform a response action based upon the status of the ECM system,
the response action automatically causing one or more issues identified in the set of health checks to be corrected,
the response action reducing network traffic relative to user devices being unable to access the ECM system, and
the response action including at least one of:
terminating a set of blocking queries associated with a database of the ECM system,
causing a set of resources to be reallocated from a first subsystem of the ECM system to a second subsystem of the ECM system, or
correcting an error, of a set of known errors, associated with the ECM system.

US Pat. No. 10,033,557

ISOLATED DIGITAL VIDEO INTERFACE RECEIVER AND METHOD FOR ISOLATING RECEIVED DIGITAL VIDEO INTERFACE SIGNALS

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPOR...

1. A digital video interface receiver, comprising:an input receiving digital video signals transmitted from a transmitter via a digital video interface including shielded twisted pair cables, wherein the twisted pair cables are surrounded by an over-braid shield which is connected to a chassis ground;
receiving processing circuitry adapted to process the received digital video signals for display;
an interface configured to convey the received digital video signals from the input to the receiver processing circuitry; and
an isolated ground, wherein the interface is connected to the isolated ground, thereby isolating the receiver processing circuitry, and individual shields of the twisted pair cables are also connected to the isolated ground, such that a return current is forced back through the twisted pair cable shields rather than the over-braid shield,
wherein the cable over-braid shield is connected to the chassis ground at the receiver end and the transmitter end, and
wherein connection of the isolated ground to the receiver processing circuitry and the twisted pair cable shields causes transient currents to be primarily confined to the over-braid shield.

US Pat. No. 10,032,650

DIE MOUNTING SYSTEM AND DIE MOUNTING METHOD

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A die mounting system comprising:a die supply device that supplies dies formed from a single diced wafer affixed to a dicing sheet and that is set on a component mounter, the die supply device including:
a supply head that picks up a die from the dicing sheet and is then vertically inverted, and
a supply head moving mechanism that moves the supply head;
a mounting head of the component mounter that picks up a die supplied from the die supply device and mounts the die on a circuit board; and
a control system configured to control movement of both the supply head and the mounting head in a controls operation where the supply head is moved above the die which is to be a pickup target by the supply head moving mechanism, the die is picked up by the supply head, the supply head is vertically inverted, the supply head is moved to a die transfer position by the supply head moving mechanism, and the die held by the supply head is picked up by the mounting head of the component mounter at the die transfer position and mounted on a circuit board,
wherein the control system is configured to set a next die transfer position and to move both the supply head and the mounting head to the next die transfer position to shorten a cycle time by shortening the longer of two times and reducing the time difference of the two times, the two times being:
the time required, after the completion of die transfer operation of picking up a die held by the supply head of the die supply device with the mounting head of the component mounter at the die transfer position, for die transfer preparation operation of inverting the supply head of the die supply device to its original state and moving the supply head above a die which is to be the pickup target, picking up the die, vertically inverting again, and moving to the next die transfer position, and
the time required, after the completion of die transfer operation, for die mounting operation of moving the mounting head of the component mounter above the die mounting position on the circuit board, mounting the die on the circuit board, and moving the mounting head to the next die transfer position.

US Pat. No. 10,032,558

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF COIL COMPONENT AND MOLD APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING THE COIL COMPONENT

Sumida Corporation, (JP)...

1. A manufacturing method of a coil component comprising the steps of:assembling and forming a coil assembly body in which a coil is attached to a magnetic-body core; and
inputting the coil assembly body and a putty state admixture including magnetic powders and a thermosetting resin into an inner cylindrical portion of a die, further comprising the steps of:
pressing the admixture which is within the inner cylindrical portion,
applying vibration for giving shear force with respect to the admixture which is within the inner cylindrical portion for decreasing the viscosity of the aforesaid admixture, and
thermosetting and forming a magnetic cover portion by heating an integrated object comprised of the admixture which was applied with the vibration and the coil assembly body and by thermally-curing the thermosetting resin included in the admixture.

US Pat. No. 10,032,142

REPRINT OF A PHYSICAL RECEIPT AND RECEIPT HISTORY FROM AN ELECTRONIC RECEIPT FOR REDUCING FRAUDULENT RETURNS

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A method for preventing fraudulent returns comprising:providing an optical scanner and a receipt printer at a sales terminal;
prompting, by an application installed on a mobile electronic device, a customer to select an electronic receipt corresponding to an item provided to the customer by a retailer, wherein the retailer retains a copy of the electronic receipt on a receipts management server;
prompting, by the sales terminal of the retailer, the customer to provide identification information corresponding to the electronic receipt, the identification information comprising at least a machine-readable code;
scanning, by the optical scanner of the sales terminal, the machine-readable code;
the sales terminal transmitting a request to the receipts management server for the copy of the electronic receipt, at least one related receipt, and a summary timeline of at least one related transaction;
identifying, by the receipts management server, at least one stored copy of the electronic receipt and at least one stored copy of the at least one related receipt, based on the identification information;
determining, by the receipts management server, that the identification information identifies a legitimate receipt for a returns-eligible item;
analyzing, by the receipts management server, metadata of the identification information of the at least one stored copy of the at least one related receipt;
determining, by the receipts management server, one or more relationships between the at least one stored copy of the electronic receipt and the at least one stored copy of the at least one related receipt by using the metadata of the identification information linking the at least one stored copy of the electronic receipt and the at least one stored copy of the at least one related receipt together;
modifying, by the receipts management server, the at least one stored copy of the electronic receipt to indicate the one or more relationships between the at least one stored copy of the electronic receipt and the at least one stored copy of the at least one related receipt;
preparing, by the receipts management server, the summary timeline of the at least one related transaction;
the receipts management server transmitting receipt information corresponding to the at least one stored copy of the electronic receipt, as modified, the at least one stored copy of the at least one related receipt, and the summary timeline of the at least one related transaction to the sales terminal;
formatting, by the receipts management server, the at least one stored copy of the electronic receipt, as modified, to increase visibility of one or more relevant portions of the at least one stored copy of the receipt, as modified;
the sales terminal printing a printed copy of the electronic receipt at the receipt printer;
processing, by the sales terminal, a return of the item based on the printed copy of the electronic receipt, as printed;
sending, by the sales terminal to the receipts management server, information corresponding to the return of the item substantially concurrently with the return of the item using a heartbeat connection to update the at least one stored copy of the electronic receipt stored at the receipts management server;
sending, by the receipts management server to the application, the information corresponding to the return of the item; and
updating, by the application, the at least one stored copy of the electronic receipt at the receipts management server with the information corresponding to the return of the item.

US Pat. No. 10,032,136

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SCHEDULING WORK WITHIN A WORKFLOW WITH DEFINED PROCESS GOALS

Verint Americas Inc., Al...

1. A computer-implemented method for utilizing a graphical user interface for dynamically optimizing schedules for a workflow with underlying constraints, the method comprising:initializing the graphical user interface having a toolbar, a properties tab, and a canvas, wherein the toolbar has a plurality of work queues movable by a user from the toolbar to the canvas, wherein each of the plurality of work queues graphically represents a predefined, specific step in the workflow;
moving at least two of the plurality of work queues from the toolbar to the canvas;
creating a plurality of directional graphical links connecting at least two of the plurality of work queues on the canvas to form the workflow, wherein the workflow has at least one work process, wherein the work process has at least one parent work queue and at least one child work queue such that the parent work queue and the child work queue are connected by at least one directional graphical link, wherein each work process is indicated with a unique color, each work queue and further each graphical link not part of a work process are graphically depicted by a single unique color, and wherein each work queue graphically depicts each of the unique colors for each of the work process to which it belongs;
utilizing the properties tab to assign at least one constraint to at least one of the plurality of work queues or at least one of the plurality of graphical links;
utilizing the properties tab to assign at least one work process goal to the at least one work process; and
determining an optimized work schedule by performing a simulated annealing technique, wherein the simulated annealing technique generates the schedule for the workflow, evaluates the resultant simulated workflow, and iteratively alters the schedule and evaluates the resultant simulated workflow until the at least one work process goal is met.

US Pat. No. 10,031,857

ADDRESS TRANSLATION SERVICES FOR DIRECT ACCESSING OF LOCAL MEMORY OVER A NETWORK FABRIC

MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES, LT...

1. A method, comprising:in a system that includes a first peripheral device and a second peripheral device, both coupled via a fabric that operates in accordance with a fabric address space to a root-complex interface of the fabric, wherein the first and second peripheral devices communicate with one another over the fabric, and wherein the second peripheral device accesses a local memory via a local connection and not over the fabric,
sending from the first peripheral device to a translation agent (TA) a translation request that specifies an untranslated address in an address space according to which the first peripheral device operates, for directly accessing the local memory of the second peripheral device;
receiving by the first peripheral device, from the TA, a translation response that specifies a respective translated address in the fabric address space, which the first peripheral device is to use instead of the untranslated address to access the local memory of the second peripheral device; and
directly accessing the local memory of the second peripheral device by the first peripheral device over the fabric, without involving the root-complex interface, by converting the untranslated address to the translated address.

US Pat. No. 10,031,691

DATA INTEGRITY IN DEDUPLICATED BLOCK STORAGE ENVIRONMENTS

International Business Ma...

1. A method of maintaining data integrity in deduplicated storage environments, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, a request to write a first block of data to a storage device;
comparing, by the one or more processors, the first block of data to a second block of data, wherein (i) the second block is stored on the storage device; and (ii) the second block of data comprises a deduplicated block of data from the storage device; and
writing, by the one or more processors, the first block of data to the storage device based, at least in part, on (i) the first block of data matching the second block of data and (ii) a time the second block was written to the storage device, wherein the first block of data is stored as an additional copy of the second block of data.

US Pat. No. 10,028,808

TRAY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PREPARING A CUSTOMIZED INFORMATION SHEET

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A tray system comprisinga tray with a base having a tool holding arrangement that includes a plurality of apertures for receiving and holding implant components, instruments and/or instrument holders;
at least a first and a second information sheet, which both are adapted to be independently removably arranged on said base of said tray, wherein said first sheet is replaceable by said second sheet on said tool holding arrangement and vice versa;
said first sheet including a first set of holes having a first distribution; and
said second sheet including a second set of holes having a second distribution, which is different compared to the first distribution;
wherein when said first sheet is arranged on said tool holding arrangement of said base of said tray, each one of said first set of holes in said first sheets is located in register with a respective one of said plurality of apertures of said tool holding arrangement so that an implant component, instrument or instrument holder is arrangable into one of said plurality of apertures of said tool holding arrangement through a respective one of said first set of holes;
wherein when said second sheet is arranged on said tool holding arrangement of said base of said tray, each one of said second set of holes in said second sheet is located in register with a respective one of said plurality of apertures of said tool holding arrangement so that an implant component, instrument or instrument holder is arrangable into one of said plurality of apertures of said tool holding arrangement through a respective one of said second set of holes;
wherein each aperture is a through hole with flexible protrusions distributed around a center point of the aperture, each protrusion having an end portion which protrudes towards the center point of the through hole and in the direction towards the underside of the tray,
wherein the flexible protrusions are protruding in a direction opposite to a side of the base on which the first sheet or the second sheet is arrangeable and the through hole has a cross-sectional area at the side of the base on which the first sheet or the second sheet is arrangeable which is larger than a cross-sectional area of the through hole at the end of the flexible protrusion, the flexible protrusions bendable in a direction away from the center point when the implant component, instrument or instrument holder is pressed into the holding arrangement; and,
wherein one of said sheets carries a tool working plan which shows which tools are used in which order.

US Pat. No. 10,028,598

BAG RETAINING FIXTURE

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A bag retaining fixture comprising:a plate having a plate front surface, a plate rear surface opposing the plate front surface, and a plate top edge; and
an elongate wire coupled to the plate, wherein the elongate wire comprises:
a first end;
a second end opposing the first end;
a first back portion extending from the first end to a first pass through bend, wherein the first back portion extends along the plate rear surface, and wherein the first pass through bend passes through the plate at a first hole;
a second back portion extending from the second end to a second pass through bend, wherein the second back portion extends along the plate rear surface, wherein the second pass through bend passes through the plate at a second hole, and wherein the first back portion and the second back portion extend along the plate rear surface in a direction parallel to the plate top edge;
and
a bag retaining section that extends from the first pass through bend to the second pass through bend, wherein the bag retaining section protrudes from the plate front surface in a direction away from the plate rear surface, and wherein the bag retaining section comprises:
a first arm extending from the first pass through bend to a first arm end, wherein the first arm is curved;
a second arm extending from the second pass through bend to a second arm end, wherein the second arm is curved; and
an end piece that extends from the first arm end to the second arm end, wherein the end piece is parallel to the plate top edge.
US Pat. No. 10,028,995

ANGIOTENSIN II ALONE OR IN COMBINATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF HYPOTENSION

The George Washington Uni...

1. A method for maintaining a mean arterial pressure (MAP) of 65 mm Hg or above in a patient suffering from hypotension and undergoing treatment with vasopressin, comprising:administering angiotensin II to the patient; and
reducing the rate at Which vasopressin is administered, while maintaining the MAP of the patient at about 65 mm Hg or above.

US Pat. No. 10,033,801

ASSOCIATIVE SUMMING FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

Mellanox Technologies, Lt...

1. Apparatus, comprising:one or more communication interfaces for communicating over a communication network; and
a processor, configured to:
receive, via the communication interfaces, a first number and a second number, each of which is in a floating-point representation that includes a mantissa including M bits,
convert each of the first number and the second number to a derived floating-point representation that represents any given floating-point number by N signed integers corresponding to different respective orders of magnitude, each of the signed integers including a group of B magnitude bits, N being greater than or equal to (M?1)/B+1,
such that the first number is represented by N first signed integers, which include respective first groups of magnitude bits, and the second number is represented by N second signed integers, which include respective second groups of magnitude bits,
compute a partial sum in the derived floating-point representation, by adding the first groups of magnitude bits to the second groups of magnitude bits, respectively, using N sets of one or more overflow bits to store any sum of a first group and a second group that is greater than 2B?1,
subsequently to computing the partial sum, receive, via the communication interfaces, one or more third numbers in the floating-point representation,
convert the one or more third numbers to the derived floating-point representation,
compute a final sum, by adding the one or more third numbers, in the derived floating-point representation, to the partial sum, and
output the final sum.

US Pat. No. 10,033,160

INTERBAND CASCADE LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A semiconductor light emitting device comprising:a plurality of interband cascade (IC) stages, wherein each IC stage comprises:
an electron injector comprising a first quantum well and a first barrier layer, wherein the first barrier layer comprises a first tensile-strained semiconductor material free of a quinary aluminum gallium indium arsenic antimony (AlGaInAsSb) semiconductor material;
a first hole injector comprising a second quantum well and a second barrier layer, wherein the second barrier layer comprises a second tensile-strained semiconductor material free of a quinary AlGaInAsSb semiconductor material; and
an active region positioned between the first barrier layer and the second barrier layer and comprising a type-I quantum well,
wherein the type-I quantum well comprises a well layer having compressive strain and is configured to emit photons based on interband transitions, and
wherein the electron injector is coupled to a second hole injector of an adjacent IC stage through a type-II heterointerface;
a top mirror structure; and
a bottom mirror structure comprising a quarter-wave distributed Bragg reflector comprising lattice-matched gallium antimony/aluminum antimony arsenic (GaSb/AlSbAs) pairs,
wherein the semiconductor light emitting device is a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL).

US Pat. No. 10,032,443

INTERACTIVE, EXPRESSIVE MUSIC ACCOMPANIMENT SYSTEM

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. A system for accompanying music, comprising:a sound-signal-capturing device;
a signal analyzer configured to analyze sound signals captured by the sound-signal-capturing device; and
an electronic sound-producing component that produces a rhythm section accompaniment,
wherein the system is configured such that the rhythm section accompaniment produced by the electronic sound-producing component is modified based on output of the signal analyzer;
wherein the signal analyzer is configured to measure parameters, of music performed by at least one human performer, from the captured sound signals, and
wherein the parameters include at least one of loudness, information rate, and roughness, and tension of the music;
wherein the system is configured to make a change, based on the measured parameter, at one or more strategic points in a chord progression of the rhythm section accompaniment produced by the electronic sound-producing component,
wherein the change includes at least one of: switching to double time if the information rate of the exceeds an upper threshold; switching to half time if the information rate is lower than a lower threshold: switching to normal time if the information rate returns to a level in between the upper threshold and the lower threshold; adapting the loudness of the rhythm section accompaniment instruments to the loudness and tension curve of the at least one performer; playing outside a predetermined chord structure if the system detects that the at least one performer is performing outside the predetermined chord structure; pausing instruments of the rhythm section accompaniment if the tension or loudness decreases by a predetermined amount and performing 4×4 between the captured music and an instrument of the rhythm section by analyzing a temporal structure of the tension, and
wherein the strategic points in the chord progression include at least one of: at the end of a chord structure; or at the end of a number of bars.

US Pat. No. 10,032,075

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR POWER-EFFICIENT IRIS RECOGNITION

Eyelock LLC, New York, N...

1. A system for power-efficient iris recognition, the system comprising:a sensor to acquire at least one image of an iris of a user; and
circuitry configured to implement:
an iris recognition engine, operably coupled to the sensor, to perform iris recognition of the user based on the at least one image of the iris of the user;
a sensor power controller, operably coupled to the sensor, to provide electrical power to the sensor; and
an iris acquisition mode detector, operably coupled to the sensor and to the sensor power controller, to determine an operational mode of the system using an output from the sensor, and to adjust a time period between successive sensing enablements of the sensor according to the operational mode so as to control the electrical power provided to the sensor,
wherein the operational mode of the system is at least one of iris recognition is not possible, iris recognition is possible but not preferred, or iris recognition is possible and preferred.

US Pat. No. 10,031,373

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A liquid crystal display panel, comprising:a first baseplate;
a second baseplate, arranged at a position opposite to the first baseplate and being provided with a pixel electrode and a common electrode thereon; and
an auxiliary spacer, arranged between the first baseplate and the second baseplate and fixed on the first baseplate,
wherein the auxiliary spacer is provided with a top electrode, and the second baseplate is provided with an extending electrode of the common electrode and an extending electrode of the pixel electrode at a position corresponding to the top electrode, so that the top electrode touches the extending electrode of the common electrode and the extending electrode of the pixel electrode and enables the common electrode and the pixel electrode to be connected with each other when the panel is pressed and a distance between the first baseplate and the second baseplate gets smaller.

US Pat. No. 10,030,809

WALL SUPPORT FOR A CONDENSER

J.F.R. ENTERPRISES, John...

1. A beam-receiving masonry unit for a condenser support beam configured to bear a frame and an outdoor condenser of a split air conditioning system seated on the frame, the masonry unit comprising:a first vertical face having at least one opening defined by one or more structurally supportive edges;
a second vertical face joined to and spaced apart from the first vertical face, the second vertical face having at least one opening defined by one or more structurally supportive edges;
a rigid elongated enclosure joining the at least one opening in the first vertical face to the at least one opening in the second vertical face;
wherein the first vertical face, the second vertical face, and the space between them are sized to incorporate the masonry unit into a block wall or foundation, and the first or second vertical face is configured to become part of the exterior face of the block wall or foundation; and
at least one gravity-pour fill opening along a top of the masonry unit, said fill opening being distinct from the at least one openings on the vertical faces and configured to provide access into the masonry unit for cementitious fill to bond the masonry unit to a part of the block wall or foundation;
wherein the at least one opening in the first vertical face is aligned with the at least one opening in the second vertical face, such that the openings are configured to remain clear of cementitious fill, to remain aligned when installed and cementitious fill is poured into the gravity-pour fill opening, and to receive the condenser support beam; and
wherein the rigid elongated enclosure and one or more structurally supportive edges in the first vertical face and the one or more structurally supportive edges in the second vertical face suspend the condenser support beam, the frame, and the outdoor condenser above ground when the masonry unit is incorporated into the block wall or foundation, the condenser support beam is mounted inside the rigid elongated enclosure of the masonry unit and extends outwardly from the masonry unit, the frame is mounted to the condenser support beam, and the outdoor condenser is supported on the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,030,257

SEPARATOME-BASED PROTEIN EXPRESSION AND PURIFICATION PLATFORM

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ...

1. A method of purifying a target peptide, polypeptide, or protein, comprising the steps of:1) recombinantly or non-recombinantly expressing said target peptide, polypeptide, or protein in a host cell wherein upon chromatographic purification, the chromatographic separation efficiency of said expressed target peptide, polypeptide, or protein is improved in an amount in the range of from about 3% to about 50%,
wherein the genome of said host cell:
a) is a reduced genome,
b) a modified genome, or
c) a genome in which expression of genes is reduced or completely inhibited,
wherein genes that are deleted, modified, or the expression of which is reduced or completely inhibited in said host cell code for peptides, polypeptides, or proteins that impair the chromatographic separation efficiency of said expressed target peptide, polypeptide, or protein,
wherein deletion, modification, reduction of expression, or complete inhibition of expression of said genes in said host cell improves the chromatographic separation efficiency of said expressed target peptide, polypeptide, or protein in an amount in the range of from about 3% to about 50% compared to the chromatographic separation efficiency of said expressed target peptide, polypeptide, or protein when said genes are not deleted, not modified, or the expression of which is not reduced or completely inhibited in said host cell, respectively, and
wherein genes that are deleted, modified, or the expression of which is reduced or completely inhibited in the genome of said host cell are identified, scored, and ranked according to chromatographic relevance in adversely affecting said chromatographic separation efficiency of said expressed target peptide, polypeptide, or protein by:
i) equilibrating an affinity chromatography column comprising an affinity ligand bound to a solid phase, or an adsorption-based, non-affinity chromatography column comprising an adsorption-based, non-affinity chromatography medium, using a mobile loading or eluting phase, or an operational variable;
ii) in the case where said expressed target peptide, polypeptide, or protein is not secreted from said host cell, fractionating a lysate of said host cell, or
in the case where said expressed target peptide, polypeptide, or protein is secreted from said host cell, fractionating the culture medium in which said host cell is grown,
on either of said columns by applying an elution gradient to elute host cell peptide, polypeptide, or protein fractions from said column;
iii) identifying, quantifying, scoring, and ranking host cell peptides, polypeptides, or proteins in fractions eluted from either of said columns, respectively;
iv) assessing the metabolic role of said host cell peptides, polypeptides, or proteins identified in step iii) that affect column capacity; and
v) reducing or modifying the genome of said host cell, or reducing or completely inhibiting expression of genes in said host cell, thereby modifying the proteome of said host cell and increasing the chromatographic separation efficiency of said expressed target peptide, polypeptide, or protein, based on steps iii) and iv) in an amount in the range of from about 3% to about 50% compared to the chromatographic separation efficiency of said expressed target peptide, polypeptide, or protein when said genes are not deleted, not modified, or the expression of which is not inhibited in said host cell, respectively,
wherein host cell peptides, polypeptides, and proteins are scored, and ranked in order of importance, in step iii) according to the following equation:

wherein b1=scaling parameter; ycj and ymax=concentration of mobile phase eluent in fraction (j) and maximum value, respectively; hi,j and hi,total=the amount of protein (i) in fraction (j) and total bound protein (i), respectively; hj,total=total amount of protein in fraction (j); MWi=molecular weight of protein (i); MWref=molecular weight of a reference protein within the separatome; a=steric factor; and i=protein,
wherein:
ratios of y's and h's adopt values between 0 and 1;
a protein that remains bound and requires stringent conditions for elution exhibits a y ratio

 close to, or equal to, unity;
a protein that emerges as a tight peak has an h ratio

 close to unity and a j ratio

 close to unity if it constitutes the majority of fraction (j);
a non-zero ? between 0 and 1 indicates steric effects; and
wherein the quantitative ranking for a protein is calculated by multiplying
and summing the product for each fraction (j) where (i) is present;2) in the case where said expressed target peptide, polypeptide, or protein is not secreted from said host cell, preparing a lysate of said host cell containing said expressed target peptide, polypeptide, or protein, producing an initial expressed target peptide-, polypeptide-, or protein-containing mixture; or
3) in the case where said expressed target peptide, polypeptide, or protein is secreted from said host cell, harvesting culture medium in which said host cell is grown, containing said expressed target peptide, polypeptide, or protein, thereby obtaining an initial expressed target peptide-, polypeptide-, or protein-containing mixture;
4) chromatographing said initial expressed target peptide-, polypeptide-, or protein-containing mixture of step 2) or step 3) using an affinity chromatography column comprising an affinity ligand bound to a solid phase, or an adsorption-based, non-affinity chromatography medium-containing column, and collecting elution fractions, thereby obtaining one or more fractions containing an enriched amount of said expressed target peptide, polypeptide, or protein relative to other peptides, polypeptides, or proteins in said fraction compared to the amount of said expressed target peptide, polypeptide, or protein relative to other peptides, polypeptides, or proteins in said initial expressed target peptide-, polypeptide-, or protein-containing mixture; and
5) further chromatographing an enriched fraction of step 4) to obtain said expressed target peptide, polypeptide, or protein in a desired degree of purity.

US Pat. No. 10,028,580

HIGH-STRENGTH COLORED GLASS CERAMICS AS A COOKTOP, SMOOTH ON BOTH SIDES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A glass-ceramic cooktop comprising:a colored glass-ceramic material including at least one of V2O5, NiO, CoO, Fe2O3, and MnO, the glass-ceramic material having a flat upper side forming a cooktop and an underside, the underside being flat, unstructured, and coplanar with the upper side, wherein the glass-ceramic material has a thickness in a range between 2 mm and 6 mm; and
at least one coating on the underside of the glass-ceramic material, wherein the coating is temperature-stable at least up to 85° C., and wherein the coating forms a mask with light-transparent regions and non transparent regions therein,
wherein the non-transparent regions are non-visible-light-transparent and non-infrared-light-transparent,
wherein the glass-ceramic material has a transmittance value of greater than 0.1% in the visible light range in the total wavelength region greater than 420 nm, a light transmittance in the visible range of 0.8-5%, and a transmittance of 45-85% in the infrared at 1600 nm, and wherein the glass-ceramic material has high quartz mixed crystals as the prevalent crystal phase, and wherein the coating is electrically conductive in order to form an electric conductor of an electric device, and
wherein the coating forms an induction coil that is in direct contact with the underside, the coating forms a sensor, wherein the sensor is a sensor selected from the group consisting of a contact-sensitive sensor, a pot or pan sensor, and a pot-size sensor, or the coating is inductively activated.