US Pat. No. 10,036,100

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING SILICON SINGLE CRYSTAL

SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., L...

1. An apparatus for producing a silicon single crystal based on a Czochralski method provided with a chamber having a heater therein to heat a raw material and cooling means to cool the chamber by a coolant, the apparatus comprising:measuring means for measuring an inlet temperature, an outlet temperature, and a flow rate in a passage of the coolant to cool the chamber with flowing in the chamber;
calculating means for calculating a removed heat quantity from the chamber on the basis of the measured values of the inlet temperature, the outlet temperature, and the flow rate; and
heater power-controlling means for controlling heater power on the basis of the calculated value of the removed heat quantity,
wherein the heater power-controlling means is provided with a function for calculating a pattern of set values of heater power in a straight body forming process in the next pulling, on the basis of operation result data of the removed heat quantity from the chamber obtained through pulling a silicon single crystal, and
the pattern of set values of heater power in a straight body forming process in the next pulling is calculated such that the set values of heater power is given feedback on pattern correction value “W” of heater power determined by the following equation:
W=Ws?(Ha?Hb)wherein, “W” represents the pattern correction value of heater power, Ws represents a heater power value at the start of the straight body forming process, Ha represents a removed heat quantity at the start of the straight body forming process, and Hb represents the calculated value of the removed heat quantity in the straight body forming process.

US Pat. No. 10,034,468

FISHING ROD CARRYING BAG

1. A travel article comprising:wherein the travel article comprises a base pack, a rod carrier, a plurality of shoulder straps, and a waist strap;
wherein the rod carrier, the plurality of shoulder straps, and the waist strap are attached to the rod carrier;
wherein the travel article is a luggage item;
wherein the travel article is configured for use with a plurality of fishing rods;
wherein each of the plurality of fishing rods is further defined with a handle and a tip;
wherein the base pack is a container;
wherein the base pack is a hollow rectangular block structure;
wherein the rod carrier attaches the plurality of fishing rods to the travel article;
wherein the plurality of shoulder straps and the waist strap forms a harness;
wherein the base pack comprises a master compartment, a master access, and a fifth fastener;
wherein the master access is formed in a second face of the master compartment;
wherein the fifth fastener secures the master access to the master compartment;
wherein the master access is a removable barrier that opens and closes an access port into the hollow interior of the master compartment;
wherein the master compartment is further defined with a first face, a second face, a third face, a fourth face, a fifth face, and a sixth face;
wherein a brink formed by the second face and the sixth face of the master compartment is rounded;
wherein the master compartment comprises a first interior pocket, a second interior pocket, and a third interior pocket;
wherein the first interior pocket is a pouch that is formed on an interior surface of the master compartment;
wherein the second interior pocket is a pouch that is formed on an interior surface of the master compartment;
wherein the third interior pocket is a pouch that is formed on an interior surface of the master compartment;
wherein the first interior pocket comprises an eighth fastener;
wherein the second interior pocket comprises a ninth fastener;
wherein the third interior pocket comprises a tenth fastener;
wherein the rod carrier comprises a daisy chain, a sheath flap, a plurality of sheaths, and a fourth fastener;
wherein the daisy chain attaches to the master compartment;
wherein the plurality of sheaths attach to the sheath flap;
wherein the fourth fastener attaches the sheath flap to the master compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,034,460

RETRACTABLE LEASH

DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING CO...

1. A retractable leash system comprising:a housing;
a leash;
a spool attached to the leash and disposed within the housing, the leash being configured to be rotationally biased so as to urge the leash into a spooled configuration; and
a brake including an operating button, a compression spring, and a brake member coupled to the operating button, the brake member being associated with the compression spring and configured to engage the spool by operation of the operating button, such that, when the brake is engaged, the spool is prevented from rotating in an unspooling direction and capable of rotating in a spooling direction.

US Pat. No. 10,036,625

INTEGRATED SPECTROMETERS WITH SINGLE PIXEL DETECTOR

UNIVERSITEIT GENT, Ghent...

1. An integrated, waveguide based, spectrometer implemented in an integrated photonics circuit, the spectrometer comprising:a sensing region configured for receiving multi-wavelength radiation interacting with a sample in the sensing region,
a wavelength demultiplexing element arranged for capturing said multi-wavelength radiation after interaction with the sample and configured for providing a number of wavelength demultiplexed radiation outputs or a number of different groups of wavelength demultiplexed radiation outputs into different signal carriers,
an integrated modulator configured for differently modulating the different demultiplexed radiation outputs or different groups of demultiplexed radiation outputs in the different signal carriers, the integrated modulator being implemented in the integrated photonics circuit, and
a multiplexer element configured for multiplexing the differently modulated demultiplexed radiation outputs or the differently grouped demultiplexed radiation outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,036,574

DEVICES COMPRISING A HEAT SOURCE MATERIAL AND ACTIVATION CHAMBERS FOR THE SAME

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO ...

1. A heating device comprising:a heat source material which is a phase change material and which undergoes an exothermic phase change upon activation by an activating agent to generate heat;
a heat source chamber within which the heat source material is held;
an activation chamber providing the activating agent;
a barrier separating the interior of the heat source chamber from the interior of the activation chamber, wherein the activation chamber is deformable and wherein deformation of the activation chamber causes rupture of the barrier to allow contact between the activating agent and the heat source material, the contact activating the exothermic phase change of the phase change material, and
a housing to receive a nicotine source arranged to release nicotine upon being heated by the generated heat.

US Pat. No. 10,034,808

LOW-AIR-LOSS (LAL) PATIENT SUPPORT APPARATUSES AND METHODS

Huntleigh Technology Limi...

1. A mattress for a patient-support apparatus, the mattress comprising:a mattress body comprising an air-impermeable material defining an upper side, a lower side, and two or more inflatable zones, wherein the upper side includes a plurality of openings configured to permit air to escape through the air-impermeable material from the at least two or more inflatable zones, wherein the at least two or more inflatable zones include a first inflatable zone in which a first portion of the plurality of openings are disposed in a first configuration and a second inflatable zone in which a second portion of the plurality of openings are disposed in a second configuration that is different from the first configuration; and
a cover sheet comprising an air-permeable, liquid-impermeable material covering one or more of the openings in the first inflatable zone and in the second inflatable zone, wherein the cover sheet comprises two or more layers, wherein the cover sheet is coupled to the mattress body by a liquid-impermeable welded seam between the cover sheet and the mattress body and the liquid-impermeable welded seam encircles the covered openings; wherein the mattress is configured to couple to a fluid source to provide air to the mattress at a rate sufficient to maintain inflation of the two or more inflatable zones as air escapes through the plurality of openings.

US Pat. No. 10,037,279

HOST DEVICE CACHING OF A BUSINESS PROCESS DATA

EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. A method comprising:in a network comprising a storage array and a host computer, wherein the host computer comprises a flash memory cache, and the storage array comprises physical storage drives on which data is stored, and the data stored on the physical storage drives is presented by the storage array as being stored on logical storage devices:
associating a first logical storage device of the logical storage devices with a business process;
responsive to a first IO to the first logical storage device:
determining that the first IO is associated with the business process;
responsive to determining that the first IO is associated with the business process, attaching the first logical storage device to the host computer flash memory cache; and
copying data associated with the first IO from the storage array to the host computer flash memory cache, thereby enabling the data associated with the first IO to be available from the host computer flash memory cache; and
responsive to a second IO to a second logical storage device:
determining that the second IO is not associated with the business process; and
responsive to determining that the second IO is not associated with the business process, not attaching the second logical storage device to the host computer flash memory cache.

US Pat. No. 10,035,648

ATTACHMENT SYSTEM FOR REFUSE VEHICLE

Oshkosh Corporation, Osh...

1. An attachment system for a vehicle, the attachment system comprising:a lateral member;
a plate defining a first aperture and having a flange that extends at least partially around the lateral member, the flange defining a second aperture positioned to expose a portion of the lateral member; and
a retainer coupled to the plate and positioned to selectively extend at least partially across the first aperture;
wherein the first aperture and the second aperture of the plate are configured to selectively receive an interface of an attachment such that the interface engages the portion of the lateral member and selectively engages the retainer.

US Pat. No. 10,034,459

MULTI-FUNCTION CAT TOY

EQUIPT4 LLC, Rehoboth Be...

1. A multi-function pet toy comprising:a hand-holdable body including finger grip contours;
a multi-section mast extending from the body in a first direction along an axis;
a pet attracting object attached to the mast distal from the body;
a sound generator disposed in the body configured to generate sounds attracting the interest of the pet;
a light pointer disposed in the body configured to direct a visually perceptible point beam of light along the axis in a direction opposite the first direction;
a rechargeable battery disposed in the body for providing power to the sound generator and to the light pointer;
a USB-style port disposed on the body for recharging the battery when a powered-USB cable is attached thereto;
a switch disposed in the body configured to actuate the sound generator; and
a switch disposed in the body configured to actuate the light pointer.

US Pat. No. 10,037,545

PREDICTING ADVERTISEMENT IMPACT FOR AUDIENCE SELECTION

Quantcast Corporation, S...

1. A computer-implemented method for preventing advertisement overexposure comprising:operating an advertising probe campaign by:
sending an item of campaign advertising content over a network to each entity in a treatment group of entities; and
selecting a control group of entities, wherein the control group excludes entities of the treatment group and the item of campaign advertising content is not sent to the entities of the control group;
assessing results of operating the advertising probe campaign by:
selecting treatment group converters from the treatment group of entities, the treatment group converters having met a conversion criterion of the advertising probe campaign after exposure to the item of campaign advertising content; and
selecting control group converters from the control group of entities, the control group converters having met the conversion criterion of the advertising probe campaign without exposure to the item of campaign advertising content;
constructing an influence model by an influence system by comparing features of media consumption histories of the treatment group converters to features of media consumption histories of the control group converters; and
operating an advertising campaign by the influence system by:
receiving, by an influence system, a notification that an opportunity to expose a specified entity to advertising content is available, the specified entity not included in the advertising probe campaign's groups;
applying the constructed influence model to features of the specified entity's media consumption history;
assigning an individual frequency cap to the specified entity responsive to a result of applying the constructed influence model;
selecting the specified entity to receive the item of campaign advertising content based on the individual frequency cap; and
sending the item of campaign advertising content to the specified entity responsive to selecting the specified entity.

US Pat. No. 10,034,464

FISH HARVESTING HEAD WITH ARM RETRACTION SYSTEM

1. A fish harvesting head, comprising:a harvesting body having a forward portion and a rear portion, wherein the rear portion includes a rear connection device for attachment to a shaft;
at least one barb receiving slot positioned in the harvesting body, wherein the at least one barb receiving slot extends along the harvesting body and includes an opening in an outer surface of the harvesting body through which a portion of a barb arm protrudes;
at least one barb arm protruding from at least one barb receiving slot;
where at least one of the barb arms has at least one inner end attached to the harvesting body in the at least one barb receiving slot via at least one connector extending from a first receiver in a first side of the at least one barb receiving slot, through an orifice in the barb arm, and into a second receiver in a second side of the at least one barb receiving slot;
an arm retraction system configured to withdraw the at least one barb arm toward the harvesting body for removal of the fish harvesting head from a the harvesting body.

US Pat. No. 10,039,021

PROCESSING OF PASSIVE INTERMODULATION DETECTION RESULTS

ACEAXIS LIMITED, Harlow ...

1. A method of generating a PIM (passive intermodulation) diagnosis for one or more wireless networks, the one or more wireless networks comprising equipment deployed at a plurality of cell sites, the method comprising:receiving respective PIM detection results from PIM detection devices for respective cell sites, each respective PIM detection result representing detection of PIM caused by passive intermodulation between carriers of the one or more wireless networks, each respective PIM detection result being obtained by correlation of respective simulated PIM signals generated from samples of at least a first signal that is hypothesized to have caused PIM with a received waveform for a respective cell site, and each respective PIM detection result comprising respective magnitudes of received PIM at respective cell sites;
normalizing the received respective PIM detection results to account for transmission power and frequency allocation of respective cell sites;
correlating the normalized respective PIM detection results with data relating to at least one of a condition of respective cell sites or an environment of the respective cell sites to produce correlation results; and
dependent on the correlation results, generating the PIM diagnosis,
wherein the normalized respective PIM detection results represent an underlying propensity of a respective cell site and its environment to generate PIM.

US Pat. No. 10,034,559

REFRIGERATED MERCHANDISE DISPLAY SYSTEM

PEPSICO, INC., Purchase,...

1. A merchandise display system, the display system comprising:an outer housing having a top wall, a bottom wall, side walls, and a back wall; and
a door, the door including:
a frame surrounding a front surface, the frame including:
a top frame;
a first side frame having a first channel positioned adjacent the top frame;
a second side frame having a second channel positioned adjacent the top frame; and
a bottom frame, and
an extended canopy, the extended canopy including:
a bottom surface;
a first member to engage the first channel; and
a second member to engage the second channel;
wherein the extended canopy is detachably attached to the top frame, the first side frame, and the second side frame.

US Pat. No. 10,034,466

FISHING LINE CASTING DEVICE

1. A device for assisting casting and retrieval of a fishing line to which is attached a terminal tackle, the device being usable with a fishing rod including a fishing reel for stowing the fishing line, the fishing reel being selectively operable between a free spool mode wherein the fishing line can be cast and a line retrieving mode wherein the fishing line can be pulled and stowed in the fishing reel, the device being usable with a power source, the device comprising:a body, the body including a guide ramp, the guide ramp having a substantially elongated configuration and defining substantially longitudinally opposed guide ramp proximal and distal ends;
a mount for mounting the body to the fishing rod;
a carriage mounted to the ramp and movable longitudinally therealong, the carriage defining a tackle receiving portion for receiving the terminal tackle;
a carriage biasing element operatively coupled to the carriage and to the guide ramp for biasing the carriage towards the guide ramp distal end;
a power drive connectable to the power source to receive power therefrom, the power drive being operable between an unpowered mode wherein the power drive is static and a carriage pulling mode wherein the power drive is powered;
a carriage pulling mechanism provided between the power drive and the carriage and operative for moving the carriage towards the ramp proximal end when the power drive is in the carriage pulling mode;
a release mechanism selectively movable between engaged and disengaged configurations, wherein the release mechanism is operatively coupled to the carriage pulling mechanism and to the carriage so that when the release mechanism is in the engaged configuration, the carriage pulling mechanism is operable by the power drive to move the carriage, and, when the release mechanism is in the disengaged configuration, the carriage and carriage pulling mechanism are disengaged from each other to allow movements of the carriage along the guide ramp independently of the carriage pulling mechanism; and
a controller operatively coupled to the power drive to selectively change the power drive to one of the unpowered and carriage pulling modes.

US Pat. No. 10,036,631

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL SURFACE FEATURES

Texas Department of Trans...

1. A method for measuring surface features, comprising:projecting a pattern of light on a surface of an object using a pattern projector of a system;
recording at least one image of the projected pattern of light using at least one digital imaging device of the system;
converting projected patterns of light recorded on at least one of the images to three-dimensional data points representing a surface geometry of the object using an image processing device of the system which uses relative positions and relative angles between the at least one imaging device and the pattern projector; and
calibrating the system, comprising:
measuring the pattern of light projected on a set of plates comprising known dimensions;
generating an array of data which represents positions of the pattern of light in the at least one recorded image corresponding to a given surface height for the set of plates, wherein the set of plates comprises at least one physical dimension which is different among the set of plates;
interpolating additional arrays to produce a calibration table;
measuring two or more dimensions of at least one of the set of plates; and
comparing the two or more measured dimensions to the calibration table in order to reduce measurement errors acquired by the system.

US Pat. No. 10,036,556

COATED GLASS OR GLASS CERAMIC SUBSTRATE WITH HAPTIC PROPERTIES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


US Pat. No. 10,035,810

5,6-DIHYDRO-4H-BENZO[B]THIENO-[2,3-D]AZEPINE DERIVATIVE

PULMOCIDE LIMITED, Londo...

1. A process for the preparation of a compound of formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof which comprises:
reacting a compound of formula (II)

or a salt thereof;
with 2-fluoro-6-methylaniline; or
reacting a compound of formula (III)

wherein LG is a leaving group;
or a salt thereof;
with 7-oxa-2-azaspiro[3,5]nonane or a salt thereof; or
reacting a compound of formula (IV)

or a salt thereof;
with the compound of formula (VI)

or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,035,719

SYSTEM AND MEMBRANE FOR WASTEWATER-GENERATED ENERGY AND GAS

Regents of the University...

1. An apparatus for producing a gas from a wastewater fluid, the apparatus comprising:a first layer including a first immobilized bacteria, wherein the first immobilized bacteria are configured to produce a first gas from one or more compounds in a wastewater fluid;
a second layer including a second immobilized bacteria, wherein the second immobilized bacteria are configured to produce a second gas from the one or more compounds in the wastewater fluid; and
a third layer at least partially disposed between the first layer and the second layer, the third layer configured to receive at least one of the first gas and the second gas from the first layer and the second layer, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,039,158

PRESSURE RING ASSEMBLY FOR CONTACT SHOES IN AN ELECTRODE SYSTEM

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A pressure ring assembly for contact shoes in an electrode system of an electric arc furnace provided with at least one electrode column assembly, the lower part of which electrode column assembly comprises a contact shoe ring formed of a plurality of contact shoe elements, a pressure ring formed of a plurality of pressure blocks connected to each other to form an annular ring surrounding the contact shoe ring, the pressure blocks of said pressure ring being provided with hydraulic bellows by which the contact shoe ring is pressed against the steel mantle of the electrode, and a heat shield located above the pressure ring in the axial direction of the electrode column assembly, said heat shield formed of a plurality of heat shield segments connected to each other, wherein an elongated groove is formed on both substantially vertical side edges of each pressure block, so that in two adjacent pressure blocks said grooves are facing and opening towards each other, said grooves being wider at the bottom of the grooves than at the side edges of the pressure blocks, that an elongated lock bar is placed in the grooves of two adjacent pressure blocks to join said pressure blocks with each other, each lock bar being transverse to its longitudinal direction thicker at its both sides than in the middle, so that the form of the lock bar essentially matches to the form of the grooves of said two adjacent pressure blocks, and that each lock bar is locked in place in the grooves by fastening bolts through holes in the pressure blocks, wherein both the lock bars and the grooves are provided with bezels matching each other to form a dove-tail like joint between them, wherein the fastening bolts extend from the outer surface of each pressure block to the lock bar into which said fastening bolts are threaded.

US Pat. No. 10,035,653

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANUAL HANDLING

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A method comprising:scanning, by a scanner, a label of a container for a quantity of a prescription drug to obtain scanned data;
determining, by a processor, whether the container is to be distributed to a manual handling section based on the scanned data;
in response to the container being determined to be distributed to the manual handling section,
distributing, by a robot, the container from a distribution section to the manual handling section for manual handling and distributing companion order components of the prescription drug from a plurality of order components to a holding section when the container is being manually handled;
routing, by the robot, the container that has been manually handled from the manual handling section to the holding section via a delivery conveyor;
combining, by the robot, the container containing the quantity of the prescription drug with the companion order components in the holding section to group a prescription order; and
returning, by the robot, the prescription order to the distribution section via a return conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,034,461

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF INTENSIVE RECIRCULATING AQUACULTURE

Atlantic Sapphire IP, L.L...

1. A recirculating aquaculture system, comprising:water sourced from a first segment of a saline aquifer;
a recirculating aquaculture system receiving the sourced water and producing discharge water; and
a water discharge apparatus that disposes of the discharge water into a second segment of the saline aquifer, the second segment of the saline aquifer being a predetermined distance below the first segment;
wherein the saline aquifer is a Floridan aquifer and the first segment of the saline aquifer having water comprising at least five parts per liter or more comprises any of a lower confining unit segment (LC) or a lower Floridan producing zone one segment (LF1), and the second segment comprises a boulder zone (BZ) segment of the Floridan aquifer; and
wherein at a maximum feeding schedule, approximately 20 percent or less of total water volume of the sourced water in the recirculating aquaculture system is exchanged with new water sourced from the saline aquifer, on a daily basis.

US Pat. No. 10,034,455

SELF-CLEANING PET GROOMING IMPLEMENT

LUMO LLC, Cambridge, MA ...

1. An implement for grooming hair of an animal, comprising:a handle having a length defining a longitudinal axis of the implement;
a comb support having first and second opposed ends, the first end being coupled to the handle;
an array of substantially rigid tines mounted to the comb support, each tine having (i) a base, by which it is mounted to the comb support, (ii) a tip, (iii) a length that protrudes from the base to the tip, and (iv) a width at where the tine protrudes from its base, wherein the array is configured so that a selected tine has a length that is more than three times greater than the width of the selected tine, the array having a plurality of generally parallel combs, wherein any selected comb in the array has a set of regularly spaced generally parallel tines of similar length, and each comb has a length disposed transversely with respect to the longitudinal axis, and the comb support is configured in relation to the combs so that substantially all of the length of each tine is exposed for use in grooming;
wherein the spacing between adjacent tines of a selected comb in the array monotonically decreases as a function of distance of the selected comb from the first end, in a manner wherein there are at least three distinct spacings between centers of adjacent tines in the combs of the array;
so that, as the comb support is drawn in a direction of motion along the longitudinal axis to effectuate the grooming of the hair of the animal, in a manner wherein the first end reaches a selected location on the animal and thereafter the second end reaches the selected location, hair at the selected location experiences a progression in at least three stages from coarsely to more finely spaced tines;
wherein the tines of the array are configured to penetrate and groom the hair of the animal,
wherein the length of the tines of the selected comb monotonically decreases as a function of distance of the selected comb from the first end;
so that, as the comb support is drawn in the direction of motion along the longitudinal axis to effectuate the grooming of the hair of the animal, hair at the selected location experiences a progression from longer to shorter tines.

US Pat. No. 10,038,302

OPTOELECTRONIC INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECT...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a microresonator and a coupling waveguide formed on a substrate using an epitaxial layer arrangement, wherein the microresonator and the coupling waveguide are spaced apart to provide for evanescent-wave coupling therebetween, wherein the epitaxial layer arrangement includes:
an n-type ohmic contact layer;
a first n-type layer formed above the n-type ohmic contact layer;
a first spacer layer formed above the first n-type layer;
a p-type modulation doped quantum well structure formed above the first spacer layer; and
a second spacer layer formed above the p-type modulation doped quantum well structure, wherein the microresonator includes:
a first ion implant region that encompasses the p-type modulation doped quantum well structure;
a second ion implant region formed directly below the first ion implant region, such that the first ion implant region overlies and is in direct contact with the second ion implant region, wherein the first and second ion implant regions are in a centrally etched portion of the epitaxial layer arrangement, and wherein the second ion implant region is formed into the first n-type layer;
a first electrode formed on the first ion implant region, and that is operably coupled to the p-type modulation doped quantum well structure by way of the first ion implant region, wherein the first and second ion implant regions and the first electrode are formed in an annular pattern; and
a second electrode formed in a centrally etched portion of the first and second ion implant regions and the n-type ohmic contact layer such that the second electrode is spaced apart from the second ion implant region, wherein the semiconductor device is configured to operate as at least one of a diode laser and a diode detector.

US Pat. No. 10,037,535

LOYALTY PROGRAM PARAMETER COLLABORATION

Visa U.S.A. Inc., San Fr...

1. A method, comprising:providing a computing platform comprising:
an access services layer configured to provide communications among a plurality of computing devices of collaborative constituents,
a logic layer comprising a server and a database, the server configured by software logic to determine parameters for loyalty programs, and the database configured to store rules for loyalty programs, and
a data layer comprising data for transactions processed by a transaction handler;
receiving, prior to creation of a loyalty program, over a network, by the access services layer, an electronic communication from a computing device of one of the plurality of computing devices, the communication including a plurality of parameters for the loyalty program, the parameters received via a user interface of the computing device, the loyalty program to provide an incentive for at least one consumer, the plurality of collaborative constituents including a merchant to provide a good or service to the at least one consumer, and the plurality of collaborative constituents excluding the at least one consumer, and wherein the computing devices of the collaborative constituents are to collaboratively communicate over the network to create the loyalty program prior to contacting the at least one consumer regarding the loyalty program;
analyzing, by the logic layer, to confirm that each of the plurality of parameters is compliant with at least one predetermined loyalty program rule, the at least one rule including a rule regarding message formatting;
sending, by the computing platform, a first transmission including a first parameter of the plurality of parameters, wherein the first transmission is sent to a first computing device of the plurality of computing devices, and the first parameter is compliant with the at least one predetermined loyalty program rule, including the rule regarding message formatting;
providing, to at least one of the plurality of computing devices, access to transaction data of the data layer for the at least one consumer;
analyzing, by the computing platform, the transaction data using an algorithm, wherein an input of the algorithm is at least a portion of one of the plurality of parameters;
providing, by the access services layer, to at least one of the plurality of computing devices, an output from the algorithm that includes a quantitative trend within purchases of the at least one consumer;
determining, by the computing platform˜a second parameter of the plurality of parameters that has been agreed upon by a first remaining set of the plurality of collaborative constituents;
sending, by the computing platform, a second transmission including the second parameter, wherein the second transmission is sent to the computing devices of the collaborative constituents among the first remaining set;
determining, by the logic layer, based on the transaction data for a first consumer and at least one of the first parameter and the second parameter, that a transaction of the first consumer qualifies for a reward associated with the loyalty program; and
sending, by the computing platform, an electronic communication that causes display of a message on a computing device of the first consumer, the message comprising information regarding the reward, and the information based at least in part on at least one of the parameters of the plurality of parameters received via the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,036,575

SOLAR THERMAL COLLECTING SYSTEM

TIGI LTD., Neve Yarak (I...

1. A solar energy module for converting solar radiation to thermal energy, the module comprising:(a) a glass plate;
(b) a transparent insulation;
(c) a sealed enclosure having a fixed volume available to an enclosed gas inside said sealed enclosure said sealed enclosure having a duct fluidly connecting said fixed volume with a variable volume vessel outside said sealed enclosure, said variable volume vessel is for varying a volume available to said enclosed gas, said volume varying in accordance with changing temperature of said enclosed gas;
(d) an absorbing element configured to absorb the solar radiation transmitted via said glass plate then via said transparent insulation, said absorbing element inside said sealed enclosure, said absorbing element in thermal contact with said enclosed gas;
(e) at least one liquid pipe thermally coupled to said absorbing element; and
(f) at least one heat pipe, wherein a vaporization volume of said heat pipe is inside said sealed enclosure and is thermally coupled to said absorbing element and wherein a condensation bulb of said heat pipe is external to the solar energy module,
said transparent insulation including thermal convection suppression, suppressing convective heat transfer between said glass plate and said absorbing element,
thereby the solar radiation penetrates said glass plate, then penetrates said transparent insulation and is absorbed by said absorbing element, said enclosed gas is heated in said fixed volume, said enclosed gas flows from said fixed volume via said duct to said variable volume vessel, said variable volume vessel varies to increase said volume available to said enclosed gas inside said sealed enclosure, thus keeping a pressure of said enclosed gas within structurally tolerable limits of the solar energy module.

US Pat. No. 10,035,258

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIGH-VOLUME FILLING OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRESCRIPTIONS

Parata Systems, LLC, Dur...

1. An automated pharmacy machine, comprising:a frame defining a peripheral footprint;
a plurality of bins, each of the bins containing a bulk supply of a pharmaceutical;
a transition platform mounted to the frame and having at least one retrieval position configured to receive a vial for filling, the vials being received for filling from a source outside the footprint of the frame, the retrieval position being located within the footprint of the frame; and
a gripper assembly mounted within the frame and configured to grasp and convey a vial from the transition platform to one of the bins for dispensing and to return a filled vial from a dispensing bin to the transition platform.

US Pat. No. 10,034,969

KITS FOR LOCAL DELIVERY OF WATER SOLUBLE AGENTS AND METHODS OF USE

TYRX, Inc., Monmouth Jun...

1. A kit comprising:an implantable pouch comprising a substrate defining a pocket, said pouch comprising a tyrosine-derived polyesteramide and a combination of minocycline and rifampin that is configured to elute over time; and
a hemostatic agent,
wherein the pouch is disposed in a first package and the hemostatic agent is disposed in a second package that is separate from the first package;
wherein the pocket is configured to receive a medical device.

US Pat. No. 10,034,588

BRUSHROLL FOR VACUUM CLEANER

BISSELL Homecare, Inc., ...

1. A brushroll for a vacuum cleaner, comprising:an injection-molded brush dowel having a central rotational axis defining an origin for a first axis extending through the dowel and a second axis extending through the dowel perpendicularly to the first axis to conceptually divide the dowel into quadrants;
two bristle stiffeners integrally molded with the dowel and lying in opposing quadrants, each having a parting line which is radially spaced from and non-parallel to the rotational axis; and
a plurality of stiffened bristles protruding from the brush dowel adjacent to the bristle stiffeners;
wherein the first axis defines a line of draw for a two-piece mold forming the brush dowel and bristle stiffeners.

US Pat. No. 10,034,562

ART FRAME SUPPORT SYSTEM

1. A frame assembly system comprising:a plurality of joining pieces having a plurality of openings in each joining piece, each of the plurality of openings having a first cross-sectional shape, wherein the plurality of joining pieces form corners of the frame assembly when assembled with a plurality of framing pieces; and
the plurality of framing pieces having a second cross-sectional shape, different from the first cross-sectional shape, wherein the first cross-sectional shape can be formed by an arrangement of two or more of the framing pieces, a first one of the two or more framing pieces positioned approximately perpendicular to at least a second one of the two or more framing pieces in the arrangement, wherein the framing pieces, when arranged to form the first cross-sectional shape, are inserted into respective openings of the joining pieces to form sides of the frame assembly.
US Pat. No. 10,036,057

RECOMBINASE POLYMERASE AMPLIFICATION

ALERE SAN DIEGO, INC., S...

1. A device, comprising,a reaction chamber containing dried reagent composition for performing a recombinase polymerase amplification reaction to produce an amplified product indicative of the presence of a target nucleic acid, wherein the dried reagent composition comprises a crowding agent; and
a lateral flow strip configured to detect the amplified product.

US Pat. No. 10,035,792

RESORCINOL DERIVATIVE AS HSP90 INHIBITOR

CHIA TAI TIANQING PHARMAC...

1. A compound represented by formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
X and Y are each independently selected from N, O or S;
X1, X2, Y1, Y2 and the carbon atom linking X1 and X2 together form a 5- to 7-membered aromatic ring, aliphatic saturated ring or aliphatic unsaturated ring;
X1 and X2 are each independently selected from C, O, S, N, —C?C—, —C?N—;
C in X1 or X2 may be unsubstituted, or may be substituted with R01 or R02;
R01 and R02 are each independently selected from halogen, CN, OH, SH, NH2,CHO, COOH, C1-10 alkyl, N—C1-10 alkylamino, N,N-di(C1-10 alkyl)amino, C1-10 alkoxy, C1-10 alkanoyl, C1-10 alkoxycarbonyl, C1-10 alkylsulfonyl, C1-10 alkylsulfinyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C3-10 cycloalkylamino, C3-10 cycloalkoxy, C3-10 cycloalkyl acyl, C3-10 cycloalkoxycarbonyl, C3-10 cycloalkylsulfonyl, C3-10 cycloalkylsulfinyl, C1-10 alkyl substituted with C3-10 cycloalkyl;
Y1 and Y2 are each independently selected from C or N;
two substituents on Y1 and Y2 are linked together to form a five-, six- or seven-membered nitrogen-containing saturated ring or aromatic ring having substituents R1, R2 and R3;
R1, R2 and R3 are each independently selected from hydrogen, C1-10 alkyl, hydroxyl C1-10 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy-C1-6 alkyl, halo C1-10 alkyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl-C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylamido-C1-6 alkyl, N,N-di(C1-6 alkyl)aminoacyl-C1-6 alkyl, N,N-di(C1-6 alkyl)amino-C1-6 alkanoyl, morpholinyl-C1-6 alkanoyl, N-C1-10 alkylamino, N,N-di(C1-10 alkyl)amino, C1-10 alkoxy, C1-10 alkanoyl, C1-10 alkoxycarbonyl, C1-10 alkylsulfonyl, C1-10 alkylsulfinyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C3-10 cycloalkylamino, C3-10 cycloalkyloxy, C3-10 cycloalkyl acyl, C3-10 cycloalkoxycarbonyl, C3-10 cycloalkylsulfonyl, C3-10 cycloalkylsulfinyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-5 alkyl;
or substituents of R2 and R3 are linked with each other by a covalent bond to form a five-, six- or seven-membered saturated ring with a substituent R03 or without substituents;
R03 is selected from C1-6 alkyl or halogen;
R4 is selected from H, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C3-10 cycloalkoxy, phenyl substituted C1-6 alkyl, phenyl substituted C2-6 alkenyl, phenyl, C1-6 alkyl substituted phenyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl;
R5 is selected from H, cyano, carboxyl, C1-6 alkoxyacyl, C1-7 alkylaminocarbonyl, halo C1-6 alkylaminocarbonyl, C1-6 alkoxy-C1-6 alkylaminocarbonyl, N,N-di(C1-6 alkyl)amino-C1-6 alkylaminocarbonyl, aminocarbonyl, hydroxy C1-6 alkylaminocarbonyl, hydroxyl-substituted halo C1-6 alkyl, nitrile group-substituted amidino, or selected from C3-10 cycloalkyl, C3-10 cycloalkenyl, or a 5- to 10-membered aromatic ring optionally substituted with one or more R05;
R05 is selected from C1-6 alkyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl.
US Pat. No. 10,036,068

DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

Vanderbilt University, N...

1. A kit for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment associated with a cardiovascular event and/or anti-platelet therapy in a subject, comprising:a set of two, three, or four single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-specific probes wherein each SNP-specific probe is selected from the group consisting of:
a probe for detecting Rs7541936 in PTGER3 in a sample obtained from the subject;
a probe for detecting Rs977214 in PTGER3 in a sample obtained from the subject;
a probe for detecting Rs2206343 in PTGER3 in a sample obtained from the subject; and
a probe for detecting Rs4383756 in PTGER4 in a sample obtained from the subject;
the kit including the probe for detecting Rs4383756 in PTGER4 in the set of probes and/or an EP3 receptor antagonist;
wherein the kit does not include any probes in addition to the set of probes; and
wherein the probes are fluorescently-labeled.

US Pat. No. 10,039,210

INTEGRATED THERMAL INSERTS AND COLD PLATE

Artesyn Embedded Computin...

1. A system for cooling an electronics enclosure, comprising:a chassis assembly including:
an alignment frame supporting respective first and second circuit boards separated by a first cavity, each of the first and second circuit boards being connected to and arranged perpendicularly to the alignment frame; and
a planar base frame arranged generally perpendicularly to the alignment frame and including a support surface supporting the first and second circuit boards, the planar base frame including an elongated slot formed therein, the elongated slot defined by an open aperture passing perpendicularly through the planar base frame; and
a cold plate assembly including:
a base unit, the base unit including a planar support surface; and
a planar first cold plate member connected to perpendicularly extend away from the support surface of and conductively cooled by the base unit, the planar support surface supporting the first cold plate member, wherein the chassis assembly and the cold plate assembly are configured for slidable engagement with the planar base frame and the planar support surface being generally parallel so that when the chassis assembly and the cold plate assembly are slidably engaged, the first cold plate member is slidably displaced perpendicularly through the elongated slot and through the planar base frame and is received in the first cavity such that the first cold plate member is in direct contact with both the first and second circuit boards and the planar base frame is seated on the planar support surface.

US Pat. No. 10,034,707

CATHETER WITH IRRIGATED TIP ELECTRODE WITH POROUS SUBSTRATE AND HIGH DENSITY SURFACE MICRO-ELECTRODES

Biosense Webster (Israel)...

1. A catheter comprising:an elongated catheter body;
a distal electrode member distal of the catheter body and having a porous substrate and a plurality of surface electrodes on portions of an outer surface of the porous substrate, the porous substrate having an interior chamber adapted to receive conductive fluid;
a plurality of electrode lead wires, each having a distal end connected on an outer surface of the porous substrate to a respective one of the surface electrodes and a proximal end extending through the catheter body, at least one of the plurality of electrode lead wires having its distal end connected to a first one of the plurality of surface electrodes and a portion extending underneath and insulated from a second one of the plurality of surface electrodes; and
a chamber lead wire having a distal portion extending into the interior chamber, the chamber lead wire adapted to electrify the conductive fluid in the interior chamber,
wherein the porous substrate is adapted to pass the conductive fluid from the interior chamber to the outer surface of the porous substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,039,211

RACK FOR COMPUTING EQUIPMENT

Vapor IO Inc., Austin, T...

1. A base of a rack to hold computing equipment, the base comprising:a first arm extending in a first direction;
a second arm extending in a second direction, different from the first direction,
wherein: the first arm and second arm each have a bottom configured to face a floor and a top configured to face toward rack-mounted computing equipment, and the first arm is coupled to the second arm;
a plurality of height-adjustable stands extending from the bottom of the first arm and the bottom of the second arm; and
a plurality of rotatable bearings extending from the top of the first arm and the second arm, wherein:
a given rotatable bearing among the plurality of rotatable bearings includes a rotatable member and a housing in which the rotatable member is rotatably disposed;
the rotatable member is free to rotate in the housing while bearing part of a load of a rack being slid onto the first arm and the second arm;
more than half of the given rotatable member is disposed between the top and bottom of the first arm; and
less than half of the rotatable member extends above the top of the first arm,
wherein the first arm and the second arm are connected to a center piece, and wherein the first arm and the second arm extend away from the center piece.

US Pat. No. 10,039,075

DOUBLE SIDED ROUND TRIP TIME CALIBRATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of determining a round trip time calibration value with a mobile device, comprising:receiving a plurality of fine timing measurement messages between an initiating station and a responding station including timestamp information indicating when the plurality of fine timing measurement messages are sent and received by the initiating station and the responding station;
determining time of arrival information for the plurality of fine timing measurement messages based on an internal clock in the mobile device;
calculating a plurality of differential time measurements based on a difference between the timestamp information and the time of arrival information for a respective fine timing measurement message in the plurality of fine timing measurement messages;
calculating a responding station calibration value based on the plurality of differential time measurements; and
transmitting the responding station calibration value to the responding station.

US Pat. No. 10,036,576

MULTI-LEVEL MOUNTING SYSTEM

Zia Mounting Solutions, L...

1. A multi-level mounting system for mounting an object to a surface, comprising:a base member including:
a surface anchor portion configured to be secured to the surface as an anchor for mounting the object, and
a tiered mounting portion having a profile and protruding from the surface anchor portion; and
an object mount connector configured to interconnect the object to the surface and to be retained in a mounting position by the base member, the object mount connector including:
a body portion,
a first attachment section protruding from the body portion and having a profile shaped to interlock with at least a portion of the profile of the tiered mounting portion, and
a second attachment section protruding from the body portion and having a profile shaped to interlock with at least the portion of the profile of the tiered mounting portion,
wherein, upon engagement between the tiered mounting portion and one of the first attachment section or the second attachment section, the object mount connector is retained in the mounting position.
US Pat. No. 10,034,949

POLYVALENT PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE-PROTEIN CONJUGATE COMPOSITION

SK CHEMICALS CO., LTD., ...

1. A multivalent immunogenic composition consisting of 15 distinct capsular polysaccharide-protein conjugates, together with at least one of a physiologically acceptable vehicle and an adjuvant, wherein the capsular polysaccharides are prepared from Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9N, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F and 23F, and wherein the carrier protein is CRM197.

US Pat. No. 10,039,220

METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR IMPROVED STORAGE AND HANDLING OF COMPONENTS

Mycronic AB, Taeby (SE)

18. A cluster of automated Surface Mount Device (SMD) warehouses, each automated SMD warehouse comprising:a processor, and
an actuator communicatively coupled to said processor;
wherein said processor is configured to
receive at least one of input data or a parameter, the at least one of input data or parameter indicative of a position within said automated SMD warehouse, or a position within the cluster of automated SMD warehouses, and
send control data to the actuator based on the at least one of input data or parameter;
wherein the actuator is configured to, based on the control data,
retrieve a bin from (i) said position within the automated SMD warehouse or (ii) the position within the cluster of automated SMD warehouses,
present said retrieved bin at an output port of said automated SMD warehouse; and
wherein each automated SMD warehouse is configured to store and retrieve bins;
wherein said cluster of automated SMD warehouses is further configured to retrieve and redistribute bins between storage positions in different ones of the automated SMD warehouses;
wherein each automated SMD warehouse is further configured to present said retrieved bin at an output port of said automated SMD warehouse;
wherein each bin includes a plurality of slots or compartments;
wherein each of the plurality of slots or compartments is configured to hold a bin load unit; and
wherein each bin load unit includes a pallet including a component tape reel, the pallet including a particular gripping area configured to enable gripping of the pallet by at least one actuator of the first actuator and the second actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,039,216

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PANEL FOR A REFLECTIVE BROADBAND ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELD

Conductive Composites Com...

1. A method for manufacturing a panel for a reflective broadband electromagnetic shield, the method comprising the steps of:(a) forming a core of substantially the same size and same shape as the panel, the core having first and second surfaces on opposite sides thereof with the distance between the first and second surfaces defining a thickness of the core;
(b) building a layered, reflective broadband electromagnetic shielding cover having a thickness substantially less than the thickness of the core, wherein the step of building comprises the steps of:
forming metal into a porous first stratum exhibiting pronounced low-frequency electromagnetic shielding properties;
assembling electrically-conductive elements into a second stratum exhibiting pronounced high-frequency electromagnetic shielding properties; and
securing the second stratum to the first stratum in an overlapping electrically-continuous relationship; and
(c) disposing the cover on the first surface of the core.

US Pat. No. 10,039,160

LIGHT ENGINE FOR LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT

Point Engineering Co., Lt...

1. A light engine for light emitting elements, comprising:an element substrate on which a plurality of light emitting elements are mounted;
circuit substrates contacting one another in an insulated state in order to apply a drive voltage to the light emitting elements and contacting the element substrate in an insulated state; and
protection substrates surrounding and contacting the element substrate and the circuit substrates in an insulated state;
wherein the circuit substrates include a first circuit substrate and a second circuit substrate divided from each other, disposed to make contact with the element substrate and configured to apply voltages of different polarities to the light emitting elements, and
wherein the circuit substrates include a third circuit substrate configured to make simultaneous contact with the first circuit substrate and the second circuit substrate at the opposite side of the first circuit substrate and the second circuit substrate from the element substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,038,411

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTORTION REDUCTION IN A CLASS D AMPLIFIER

RGB Systems, Inc., Anahe...

1. An apparatus comprising:an output;
an inner circuit loop that has an input and an output;
a filter circuit that has an input and an output, wherein the input of the filter circuit is coupled to the output of the inner circuit loop, and wherein the output of the filter circuit is coupled to the output of the apparatus;
an outer circuit loop that has an input and output, wherein the input of the outer circuit loop is coupled to the output of the filter circuit and the output of the apparatus; and
a notch filter that has an input and an output, wherein the notch filter comprises a noninverting active series LC notch filter comprising a resistor, an inductor, a capacitor, and a linear transfer function device, wherein a first end of the resistor is the input of the notch filter and is coupled to the output of the outer circuit loop, wherein a first end of the inductor is coupled in series with a first end of the capacitor, wherein a second end of the capacitor is coupled to ground, wherein a second end of the resistor and a second end of the inductor are coupled to a positive input of the linear transfer function device, wherein an output of the linear transfer function device is the output of the notch filter and is coupled to a negative input of the linear transfer function device and the input of the inner circuit loop, and wherein the notch filter is configured to reduce a portion of a ripple content originating at the output of the apparatus that is present at the input of the inner circuit loop from a first level to a second level lower than the first level.

US Pat. No. 10,038,122

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DEVICE

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A device comprising:a light emitting diode (LED) mounted on an electrically conducting substrate;
a plurality of metal pins electrically connected to the electrically conducting substrate;
a lens disposed over said LED; and
a polymer body molded over the electrically conducting substrate and encapsulating the LED and the electrically conducting substrate;
wherein the lens and the plurality of metal pins protrude from the polymer body and wherein the electrically conducting substrate is at least partially coated with an electrically insulating coating such that the polymer body is not in direct contact with the plurality of metal pins.

US Pat. No. 10,037,659

TWO-WAY MERCHANDISE FIXTURE

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A method for holding and displaying merchandise by a fixture while concealing a portion of a point-of-sale (POS) station, the fixture including an base portion and a U-shaped upright frame portion, the U-shaped upright frame portion having a first wire rack disposed on a first outer edge of the U-shaped upright frame portion and a second wire rack disposed on a second outer edge of the U-shaped upright frame portion, the base, the first wire rack, and the second wire rack defining first and second volumes on opposite adjacent sides of the U-shaped upright frame portion, the method comprising:disassembling a POS assembly, wherein a POS assembly comprises of a POS controller, one or more peripheral electronic components in communication with the POS controller, and a plurality of non-electronic components, the plurality of non-electronic components including a cashbox secured to a sales floor and having opposing side walls, a back wall, and a top wall defining an interior cavity accessible via an open front face of the cashbox;
removing, from the sales floor, at least some of the plurality of non-electronic components, the cash box remaining on and secured to the sales floor;
storing, in the interior cavity of the cash box, the POS controller and the one or more peripheral electronic components in communication with the POS controller;
sliding the fixture laterally with respect to the cash box and a network and electricity pole secured to the sales floor so that the first volume or the second volume receives the cash box and the network and electricity pole such that the cash box is completely disposed within the first or second volume.

US Pat. No. 10,036,596

COMBINATION STRUCTURE OF HEAT DISSIPATION MODULE

ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO....

1. A combination structure of a heat dissipation module comprising:at least one heat pipe having a heat-absorption section, at least one heat-dissipation section, and at least one curved section connected to the heat-absorption section and the heat-dissipation section; the heat-absorption section having a horizontal length; the heat-dissipation section having a cross-section area, and a cross-section length being defined between a rightmost and a leftmost edge of the cross-section area; and the curved section having a curved length
a heat dissipation fin set being penetrated through the heat pipe including a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion, which are located respectively corresponding to a heat-dissipation section, a curved section, and a heat-absorption section of the heat pipe; the fins of the first portion being provided with a plurality of first slots, each of which has a first slot length corresponding to a cross-section length of the heat-dissipation section of the heat pipe; the fins of the second portion and the third portion of the heat dissipation fin set being respectively provided with a plurality of second and third slots, which are gradually extended according to a length of the curved section and a horizontal length of the heat-absorption section of the heat pipe, and the fins of the third portion internally defining a receiving opening communicable with the slots.

US Pat. No. 10,035,889

OPTICAL FILM

MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC., ...

1. An optical film having low wavelength dispersibility which is obtained by stretching a film comprising a fluorine-containing cyclic olefin polymer including at least one selected from a repeating structural unit represented by general formula (1) described below,wherein in the optical film, a phase difference at a wavelength of 550 nm is greater than or equal to 50 nm, wavelength dispersibility represented by a ratio Re (400 nm)/Re (550 nm) of a phase difference Re (400 nm) at a wavelength of 400 nm to a phase difference Re (550 nm) at a wavelength of 550 nm is 1.00 to 1.05, wavelength dispersibility represented by a ratio Re (400 nm)/Re (800 nm) of a phase difference Re (400 nm) at a wavelength of 400 nm to a phase difference Re (800 nm) at a wavelength of 800 nm is 1.00 to 1.05, and total light transmittance is greater than or equal to 92%,
wherein the optical film is a stretched phase difference film:

wherein X1 is selected from —O— and —CH2— and R1 to R4 is selected from fluorine and fluorine-containing alkyl having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, where R1 to R4 may be identical to each other or different from each other,
wherein the content rate of the fluorine atom in the formula (1) is 30 mass % to 80 mass %, and
wherein the optical film is a ?/4 wavelength plate or a ?/2 wavelength plate.

US Pat. No. 10,034,832

SUBLINGUAL ANTIDEPRESSANT LOZENGE

Synergistic Therapeutics,...

1. An antidepressant lozenge comprising a troche base and 0.35 weight percent to 0.65 weight percent ketamine, wherein the antidepressant lozenge is a treatment for depression and anxiety.

US Pat. No. 10,039,219

METHOD AND DEVICES FOR PICKING AND PLACING WORKPIECES INTO DEVICES UNDER MANUFACTURE USING DUAL ROBOTS

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A device, comprising:at least one controller;
a track defining a common X-axis;
a first robot, controlled by the at least one controller, comprising:
a first X-axis driven element configured for movement along the track defining the common X-axis;
a first Z-axis driven element, attached to the first X-axis driven element, configured for selective movement parallel to a Z-axis and along the common X-axis;
a first Y-axis driven element, attached to the first Z-axis driven element, configured for selective movement parallel to a Y-axis, the Z-axis and along the common X-axis; and
a first end-effector, attached to the first Y-axis driven element and configured for acting upon a device under manufacture; and
a second robot, controlled by the at least one controller, comprising:
a second X-axis driven element configured for movement along the track defining the common X-axis;
a second Z-axis driven element, attached to the second X-axis driven element, configured for selective movement parallel to the Z-axis and along the common X-axis;
a second Y-axis driven element, attached to the second Z-axis driven element, configured for selective movement parallel to the Y-axis, the Z-axis and along the common X-axis; and
a second end-effector, attached to the second Y-axis driven element and configured for acting upon a device under manufacture; and
wherein the device further comprises:
a workpiece supply tray configured to support a supply of workpieces to be integrated into the device or devices under manufacture; and
at least one workpiece supply tray motor configured to relocate the workpiece supply tray.

US Pat. No. 10,039,218

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. An electronic circuit component mounting system comprising:a mounter main body;
(a) a circuit substrate conveying and holding device held on the mounter main body that conveys, fixes, and holds a circuit substrate,
(b) a head main body that is moved with respect to the mounter main body by a head moving device to any position on a movement plane inside the mounter main body,
(c) at least one head-side feeder held on the head main body that supplies electronic circuit components,
(d) a mounting device that receives the electronic circuit components from the at least one head-side feeder and mounts the electronic circuit components on the circuit substrate held by the circuit substrate conveying and holding device using multiple component holding tools provided on the head main body,
(e) a control device that controls the circuit substrate conveying and holding device, the head moving device, the at least one head-side feeder, and the mounting device, and
(f) a control device that performs control such that, during contact between the component holding tool positioned at a component mounting position and an electronic circuit component of the electronic circuit components, and during contact between the electronic circuit component and the circuit substrate, the component holding tool positioned at a component pickup position of the at least one head-side feeder and an electronic component contact each other, and the electronic circuit component and the at least one head-side feeder contact each other,
wherein the head main body includes a pair of clamping devices that respectively include positioning pins that engage a pair of positioning holes on the at least one head-side feeder.

US Pat. No. 10,039,215

POWER CONVERTER

KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA ...

1. A power converter comprising:a housing comprising:
a first space in which a circuit substrate is disposed; and
a second space in which a passage for a cooling fluid is disposed;
at least one circuit element disposed on the circuit substrate in the first space and protruding into the second space; and
a cover covering at least a portion of the at least one circuit element and comprising a first portion and a second portion, the first portion protruding from near the circuit substrate into the second space and defining a first region that comprises a first area, the second portion protruding from the first portion in a direction in which the circuit element protrudes and defining a second region that comprises a second area, the first area being larger than the second area as viewed from the direction in which the circuit element protrudes,
wherein the direction that the circuit element protrudes is perpendicular to a wall partitioning the first space from the second space.

US Pat. No. 10,039,214

HEAT SPREADER AND POWER MODULE

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. A heat spreader connected to a power convertor comprising:a base plate comprising a first surface and a side surface, and the side surface is connected to the first surface;
an insulating material, being attached to the first surface and extended to be attached to at least a part of the side surface to increase a creepage distance between a conductive device close to a border of the power convertor and the base plate; and
an insulating frame, comprising a vertical part, which is fixedly connected to the insulating material attached to the first surface and the side surface,
wherein the insulating material is positioned between the power convertor and the base plate, and
wherein insulating frame is positioned between the power convertor and the base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,039,212

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING COMPUTER RESOURCES

BASELAYER TECHNOLOGY, LLC...

1. A modular data center system comprising:a module for housing removable electronic equipment;
the module connected directly to a utility power grid;
a cooling system in fluid communication with an inner volume of the module for cooling of the electronic equipment;
a cabinet within the module that forms an enclosure;
a sensor in proximity to the cabinet for sensing environmental data associated with the electronic equipment;
a controller coupled to the sensor and the module, the controller receiving the environmental data from the sensor and configured to collect historical data associated with the modular data center system, wherein, based upon the environmental data, the controller causes an adjustment to an environmental condition associated with the modular data center system.

US Pat. No. 10,039,209

STRUCTURE FOR TRANSFERRING HEAT IN DEVICES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A structure comprising:a heat source;
a substrate including a first material having a first thermal conductivity, a first surface facing the heat source, and a second surface distal from the heat source; and
a second material disposed on the second surface of the substrate, the second material having a second thermal conductivity less than the first thermal conductivity, wherein the second material is distributed on the substrate in a pattern having a first portion thicker than a second portion and one or more of the first material or the second material is arranged to conduct heat away from at least one hot spot associated with the heat source.

US Pat. No. 10,039,192

ULTRA-THIN DUAL-CHANNEL FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BRIDGE CONNECTOR

WIESON TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An ultra-thin dual-channel flexible circuit bridge connector, comprising a dual-channel flexible circuit board, a first connection interface and a second connection interface disposed on two sides of said dual-channel flexible circuit board and electrically connected to each other, wherein:said dual-channel flexible circuit board comprises, in a sequential order, a first insulating layer, a first circuit layer, a second insulating layer, a ground layer, a third insulating layer, a second circuit layer and a fourth insulating layer, and two opposite sides of said first circuit layer, said ground layer and said second circuit layer are electrically connected to said first connection interface and said second connection interface, respectively;
wherein said ground layer is disposed between said first circuit layer and said second circuit layer and serves as a common reference plane for dual-channel signal transmission, thereby providing impedance matching between said first circuit layer, said second circuit layer and said ground layer.

US Pat. No. 10,039,184

CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A circuit board structure, comprising:an inner circuit structure, comprising a core layer having an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to each other, a first patterned circuit layer disposed on the upper surface, a second patterned circuit layer disposed on the lower surface, and a conductive via connecting the first patterned circuit layer and the second patterned circuit layer; and
a first build-up circuit structure, disposed on the upper surface of the core layer and covering the first patterned circuit layer, wherein the first build-up circuit structure at least has a cavity, the cavity exposes a portion of the first patterned circuit layer, and a cross-sectional profile of an edge of a top surface of the portion of the first patterned circuit layer exposed by the cavity is a curved surface,
wherein the first build-up circuit structure further comprises an inner dielectric layer, at least a first dielectric layer, at least a first patterned conductive layer, and at least a first conductive via structure penetrating through the inner dielectric and the first dielectric layer, the first patterned conductive layer and the first dielectric layer are sequentially stacked on the inner dielectric layer, the first patterned conductive layer is electrically connected to the first patterned circuit layer via the first conductive via structure,
wherein the cavity further exposes a portion of the inner dielectric layer, the inner dielectric layer comprises a first inner surface and a second inner surface, the first inner surface is higher than the second inner surface, the cavity exposes the second inner surface, and the top surface of the portion of the first patterned circuit layer exposed by the cavity is higher than the second inner surface.

US Pat. No. 10,039,159

AC LED DRIVER WITH CAPACITIVE SWITCHING

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. An alternating current (AC) light emitting diode (LED) driver for providing operating power to an LED load, comprising:a first input terminal and a second input terminal, each of the first and second input terminals connectable to an AC input voltage source;
a current limiting capacitor coupled to the first input terminal;
a bridge rectifier coupled to the current limiting capacitor, the bridge rectifier having a plurality of rectifying diodes and configured to rectify an input from the AC input voltage source;
a phase angle shift unit coupled to the first input terminal and the bridge rectifier, the phase angle shift unit configured to minimize a phase angle between input line current and input voltage received via at least one of the first input terminal and the second input terminal and rectified by the bridge rectifier.

US Pat. No. 10,039,128

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY SCHEDULING WIRELESS TRANSMISSIONS WITHOUT COLLISION

ISOLYNX, LLC, Haverhill,...

1. A system for dynamically scheduling wireless transmissions without collision within a repeating frame, wherein each frame is divided into a plurality of consecutive blocks and each block is divided into a plurality of consecutive time slots, wherein a first predefined time slot in each block is used for announcement transmissions, said system comprising:a master transmitter for transmitting a master time mark during a second predefined time slot in each block, wherein the master time mark includes a time slot reservation area for indicating dynamic allocation of time slots;
a processor communicatively coupled with the master transmitter;
a memory communicatively coupled with the processor;
a time slot reservation table stored within the memory for tracking the predefined time slots and dynamically allocating the time slots within each block; and
an allocator, implemented as machine readable instructions stored in the memory and executed by the processor, for:
allocating, based upon the time slot reservation table, at least one unallocated time slot in at least one of the plurality of blocks for use by a transmitting device in response to an announcement message received from the transmitting device during the first predefined time slot;
updating the time slot reservation area and the time slot reservation table to indicate allocation of the at least one time slot to the transmitting device;
wherein the master transmitter is configured via the processor; and
wherein the transmitting device receives a subsequent master time mark and is configured to transmit only during the indicated at least one time slot of a subsequent frame.

US Pat. No. 10,039,101

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING D2D DATA RESOURCE FOR D2D COMMUNICATION

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A method of determining a device-to-device (D2D) data transmission resource for a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving, at a UE, configuration information associated with a D2D data transmission resource, the configuration information comprising information of a D2D data allocation period and being transmitted from an evolved NodeB (eNB);
determining, in each D2D data allocation period, a D2D data transmission resource offset and a duration associated with a D2D data transmission resource bitmap, the D2D data transmission resource bitmap comprising at least one bit corresponding to bit value “1”; and
determining a pool of subframes corresponding to the bit value “1” of the D2D data transmission resource bitmap, the duration associated with the D2D data transmission resource bitmap comprising the pool of subframes, the pool of subframes corresponding to D2D data transmission resources through which a D2D data transmission is capable,
wherein a plurality of repetitions of the D2D data transmission resource bitmap are associated with the duration associated with the D2D data transmission resource bitmap, and
wherein the pool of subframes corresponding to the bit value “1” of the D2D data transmission resource bitmap has a repetitive pattern in the duration associated with the D2D data transmission resource bitmap in accordance with the plurality of repetitions of the D2D data transmission resource bitmap.

US Pat. No. 10,038,942

AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF VIDEO CONTENT PLAYBACK BASED ON PREDICTED USER ACTION

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

1. A method of controlling operation of a media playback device, the method comprising:receiving, by a prediction engine, user interaction data that indicates content consumption behavior of at least one user of a media services delivery system wherein the user interaction data is not specific to a particular user;
receiving, by the prediction engine, user profile data that indicates content consumption behavior of the particular user of a media services deliver system wherein the user profile data is, in contrast, specific to the particular user and which additionally supplements the user interaction data which has been received;
processing both the user interaction data and user profile data to obtain playback prediction data for a particular subscriber of the media services delivery system wherein the prediction playback data for the particular subscriber is specific to a particular video event wherein the particular video event comprises a recorded program from a recorded program list which enables the media services delivery system, by identifying to the media services delivery system which program-specific playback prediction data can be used, to automatically control playback characteristics of the recorded program and to determine playback prediction data which is generic and applicable to different video events for the particular subscriber wherein the different video events are not associated with the particular video event and have not been recorded by the subscriber wherein the playback prediction data further comprises: condition data and control command data of one or more conditions related to the particular video events which are in turn mapped to control command actions for the particular video event;
determining that the particular video event is being presented by the media playback device to the particular subscriber; and
generating control commands in accordance with the playback prediction data either specific to a particular video event, or generic and applicable to different video events, wherein the control commands automatically modify playback characteristics of the particular video event during presentation to the particular subscriber in accordance with both the user interaction data and the user profile data.

US Pat. No. 10,038,838

DIRECTED IMAGE CAPTURE

HOVER INC., San Francisc...

1. A method of directed capture of building imagery, the method comprising:displaying, on an image capture device, a selected graphical guide from a set of sequentially related graphical guides to assist with building image capture orientation, the assist including graphical alignment for positioning the image capture device for capture of one or more digital photographs to be used as building images in a multi-dimensional building model;
receiving an assessment of quality of the building image associated with the selected graphical guide;
receiving, based on the selected graphical guide and the assessment of quality, acknowledgement of the building image being captured;
repeating the displaying and receiving steps for a plurality of the selected graphical guides from the set of sequentially related graphical guides; and
saving to memory the building images captured.

US Pat. No. 10,038,691

AUTHORIZATION OF A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION

Princeton Identity, Inc.,...

1. A biometric access control device comprising:a camera having a field of view;
an illuminator device comprising one or more illuminators that emit light into the field of view;
a client device enabled to authenticate a person to access a financial software and execute a financial transaction;
an input device;
memory storing program instructions; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the illuminator device, the camera, the client device, the input device, and the memory, and further communicatively coupled to a database storing a reference iris image for a user validated to access the financial software, the processor executing the program instructions to:
receive an input signal from the input device;
determine that the input signal comprises a permission to scan an iris of a person in proximity to the client device;
align the camera with the iris of the person;
send a first control signal to the illuminator device, the first control signal activating a synchronous emission of light by the one or more illuminators;
send a second control signal to the camera, the second control signal activating a capture of a plurality of digital images by the camera, the capture being synchronous with the synchronous emission of light;
receive the plurality of digital images from the camera;
access the database and retrieve the reference iris image;
determine that a first digital image of the plurality of digital images matches the reference iris image, wherein the first digital image is a low resolution image selected from a plurality of resolutions, and wherein determining the match comprises selecting a low frequency component corresponding to said low resolution image, said low resolution image and said low frequency component being the lowest sufficient to identify coarse iris features;
authenticate the person as authorized to execute the financial transaction; and
execute the financial transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,038,620

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOOPBACK AND NETWORK LOOP DETECTION AND ANALYSIS

Accedian Networks Inc., ...

1. A method of determining the presence of a tunnel loopback in one or more networks at a port, the method comprising:storing a protocol data unit (PDU) that includes a Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) signature;
sending a loopback detection beacon (LPDB) containing said protocol data unit and a time stamp;
determining whether a detected LPDB arriving at said port contains information corresponding to said stored PDU, to detect the presence of a loopback; and
determining that said detected loopback is a tunnel loopback if said detected LPDB contains said VLAN signature and whether said detected loopback is a hard cable loopback or a remote facility loopback based on a difference between said time stamp and the arrival time of said detected LPDB.

US Pat. No. 10,038,475

PROXIMITY BOUNDARY BASED COMMUNICATION USING RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) COMMUNICATION STANDARDS

FREELINC TECHNOLOGIES INC...

1. An apparatus of a first Short-Range Communication (SRC) device, the apparatus configured to:define a proximity boundary with dimensions defined, in part, by a selected communication range of the first SRC device, wherein the first SRC device is configured to communicate using near field magnetic induction (NFMI);
transmit a proximity signal in the proximity boundary, wherein the first SRC device includes at least two antennas to provide magnetic induction diversity, and using the magnetic induction diversity to substantially reduce a variability of the dimensions of the proximity boundary; and
receive a security permission to enable selected data to be communicated from the first SRC device in the proximity boundary when the proximity signal is detected between the first SRC device and a second SRC device, wherein the selected data is communicated from the first SRC device using a radio frequency (RF) communication standard.

US Pat. No. 10,038,460

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING TIME-VARIANT ANTENNA MODULE

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:an antenna to receive or transmit a radio frequency (RF) signal;
an impedance varying circuit coupled with the antenna; and
control circuitry to control application of a control waveform to a signal output to tune a resonance response of the antenna with the impedance varying circuit,
wherein the signal output is at the antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,038,415

POWER AMPLIFIER MATCHING CIRCUIT WITH DVCS

CAVENDISH KINETICS, INC.,...

9. A power amplifier matching circuit, comprising:a first end of a first inductor electrically coupled with a power source;
a first end of a first capacitor connected with a second end of the first inductor;
a transistor connected with a second end of the first capacitor and the second end of the first inductor;
a first end of an amplifier connected with the first end and the second end of the first inductor, wherein a second end of the amplifier is connected with a voltage output, and wherein an output of the amplifier is proportional to a current flowing from the first end of the first inductor to the second end of the first inductor; and
a first end of a second capacitor connected in series with the first end of the first inductor, wherein the second end of the second capacitor is electrically grounded.

US Pat. No. 10,038,295

GAS LASER APPARATUS

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A gas laser apparatus comprising:a first laser chamber connected through a first control valve to a first laser gas supply source that supplies a first laser gas containing a halogen gas and connected through a second control valve to a second laser gas supply source that supplies a second laser gas having a lower halogen gas concentration than the first laser gas;
a second laser chamber connected through a sixth control valve to the first laser gas supply source and connected through a seventh control valve to the second laser gas supply source;
a common pipe connected to the second laser gas supply source and divided into a first branch pipe in which the second control valve is disposed and a second branch pipe in which the seventh control valve is disposed;
a fourth control valve disposed in the common pipe;
a purification column that removes at least a part of the halogen gas and a halogen compound from at least a part of a gas exhausted from the first laser chamber and at least a part of a gas exhausted from the second laser chamber; and
a booster pump, connected through a third control valve to the common pipe between the fourth control valve and a place where the common pipe is divided into the first and second branch pipes, the booster pump being configured to raise a pressure of a gas having passed through the purification column to a gas pressure that is higher than an operating gas pressure of the first laser chamber and an operating gas pressure of the second laser chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,037,826

APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL

HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL

1. A fuel rack apparatus comprising:a base plate having an upper surface and a lower surface;
a plurality of storage tubes coupled to the upper surface of the base plate in a side-by-side arrangement to form a rectilinear array of the storage tubes, each of the storage tubes extending along a longitudinal axis and comprising:
a rectangular outer tube having an inner surface defining an inner cavity;
a first chevron plate comprising a first wall plate and a second wall plate;
a second chevron plate comprising a first wall plate and a second wall plate;
the first and second chevron plates positioned in the inner cavity in opposing relation to divide the inner cavity into: (1) a first chamber formed between the first wall plate of the first chevron plate and a first corner section of the rectangular outer tube; (2) a second chamber formed between the second wall plate of the first chevron plate and a second corner section of the rectangular outer tube; (3) a third chamber formed between the first wall plate of the second chevron plate and a third corner section of the rectangular outer tube; (4) a fourth chamber formed between the second wall plate of the second chevron plate and a fourth corner section of the rectangular outer tube; and (5) a fuel storage cell having a hexagonal transverse cross-section and configured to receive a fuel assembly containing spent nuclear fuel.

US Pat. No. 10,037,790

WORD LINE AUTO-BOOTING IN A SPIN-TORQUE MAGNETIC MEMERY HAVING LOCAL SOURCE LINES

EVERSPIN TECHNOLOGIES, IN...

1. A method for accessing a selected memory cell that includes a magnetic tunnel junction in a magnetic memory, comprising:driving a word line to a first word line voltage, wherein the word line is coupled to a set of selection transistors, wherein each selection transistor of the set of selection transistors is coupled between a first electrode of a corresponding magnetic tunnel junction in a corresponding memory cell of a set of memory cells and a local source line shared by the set of memory cells, wherein the selected memory cell is included in the set of memory cells;
after driving the word line to the first word line voltage, driving a plurality of bit lines to a first bit line voltage, wherein each bit line of the plurality of bit lines is coupled to a second electrode of a corresponding magnetic tunnel junction in a corresponding memory cell of the set of memory cells, wherein the first bit line voltage is different than the first word line voltage, and wherein driving the plurality of bit lines to the first bit line voltage adjusts voltage on the word line to a second word line voltage; and
driving a selected bit line to a second bit line voltage, wherein the selected bit line is coupled to a second electrode of the magnetic tunnel junction included in the selected memory cell, wherein driving the selected bit line to the second bit line voltage results in a first current through the selected memory cell, wherein a fraction of the first current flows through each memory cell coupled to a corresponding bit line of the plurality of bit lines driven to the first bit line voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,037,789

MAGNETIC MEMORY AND METHOD FOR WRITING DATA INTO MAGNETIC MEMORY ELEMENT

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A magnetic memory, comprising:a recording layer formed as a perpendicular magnetic film;
an adjacent layer joined to an upper surface or a lower surface of the recording layer;
an external magnetic field application part configured to apply a first external magnetic field to the recording layer in a first direction which is an in-plane direction of the recording layer; and
a current application circuit configured to allow a write current to flow through the adjacent layer and the recording layer in the first direction or a second direction which is opposite to the first direction,
wherein the recording layer, the adjacent layer, and the external magnetic field application part are configured to switch any one of a first magnetic field application direction, a second magnetic field application direction, and a third magnetic field application direction in accordance with a direction of the write current, the first magnetic field application direction being a direction of a second external magnetic field applied in a third direction which is another in-plane direction of the recording layer and which is perpendicular to the first direction, the second magnetic field application direction being a direction of a sum of an effective magnetic field caused by field-like torque generated when the write current flows through the adjacent layer and the recording layer and an Oersted field generated when the write current flows through the adjacent layer, the third magnetic field application direction being a direction of an actual magnetic field which is a sum of the second external magnetic field, the effective magnetic field, and the Oersted field, and
wherein the second magnetic field application direction is adjusted to be substantially equal to the third direction by adjusting materials and thicknesses of the adjacent layer and the recording layer.

US Pat. No. 10,037,676

REMOTE COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT SCREENING AND LOCATION VERIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

4. A wireless method for remote cognitive impairment screening of a Subject person by a screening entity, said method including the steps of:providing computer software including a client module and a downloadable subject module;
installing said client module on a client computer system;
downloading said subject module to a smartphone possessed by the Subject;
obtaining a biometric registration sample from the Subject using said smartphone;
transmitting said biometric registration sample to said client for storage on said client computer system;
obtaining a baseline photographic image of at least one of the Subject's eyes when the subject is not cognitively impaired using said smartphone;
transmitting said baseline photographic image to said client for storage on said client computer system;
wirelessly contacting said Subject via said smartphone and prompting said Subject to perform an impairment screening test;
obtaining a biometric verification sample from said Subject using said smartphone;
obtaining at least one impairment verification still image of at least one of the the Subject's eyes using said smartphone;
wirelessly transmitting said biometric verification sample and said at least one impairment verification image to said client;
verifying the identity of the Subject by comparing said biometric verification sample with said biometric registration sample;
determining whether the Subject appears impaired by visually comparing said baseline photographic image with said screening photographic image;
programming said client module with personal conduct provisions for the Subject, said personal conduct provisions including at least one provision selected from the group of: (i) a geographic location restriction provision prohibiting travel to one or more locations based date and/or time; (ii) a geographic location restriction provision restricting travel to within a predetermined radius based on date and/or time; or, (iii) a geographic location mandate provision requiring travel to one or more locations based on date and/or time
generating periodic wireless transmissions of GPS location data from said smartphone to said client platform;
generating an alert when said GPS location data deviates from said personal conduct provisions; and
remotely activating at least one of the Subject's smartphone audio recording features in response to said alert, recording an audio file, and wirelessly transmitting said audio file from said smartphone to said client module.

US Pat. No. 10,037,434

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING ACCESS TO PRIVATE FILES USING A CLOUD STORAGE SYSTEM

Egnyte, Inc., Mountain V...

1. In a cloud storage system, a method for providing access to objects associated with a client, said method comprising:establishing a connection with a user associated with said client over a network;
providing a client namespace associated with said client to said user via said connection, said client namespace including information representing objects of a cloud file system stored on said cloud storage system and information being indicative of portions of a private file system stored on a private storage system but not on said cloud storage system, said private storage system being located remotely from said cloud storage system;
receiving a request from said user, based on said client namespace, to access a portion of said private file system stored on said private storage system; and
providing access information to said user responsive to said request to access said portion of said private file system, said access information enabling said user to establish a separate connection with said private storage system and to access said portion of said private file system via said separate connection.

US Pat. No. 10,037,278

OPERATION PROCESSING DEVICE HAVING HIERARCHICAL CACHE MEMORY AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION PROCESSING DEVICE HAVING HIERARCHICAL CACHE MEMORY

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An operation processing device comprising:a plurality of processors that executes instructions;
a plurality of first cache memories that is provided in correspondence with the plurality of processors and retains data; and
a second cache memory that is shared by the plurality of processors and is coupled to the plurality of first cache memories,
wherein the second cache memory includes
a data retaining unit that retains data,
a first information retaining unit that retains first management information for management of data retained in the plurality of first cache memories,
a second information retaining unit that retains second management information for management of data retained in the data retaining unit,
a classifying unit that classifies a request for a process, of a plurality of process requests including a read request from any of the plurality of first cache memories, performed by referencing the first management information and not referencing the second management information as a first type process request and classifies a request for a process performed by referencing the second management information as a second type process request,
a second processing unit that references the second management information to perform a process which is based on the second type process request received from the classifying unit, and
a first processing unit that references the first management information and does not reference the second management information to perform a process which is based on the first type process request received from the classifying unit, and is operable in parallel with the second processing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,037,264

TEST SUITE MINIMIZATION

HCL TECHNOLOGIES LTD., (...

1. A method for classifying a plurality of test cases to enable test suite minimization, the method comprising:creating, by a processor, a test step master list comprising a plurality of test steps, wherein each test step is associated with one or more test cases from a plurality of test cases in a test suite associated with a software, and a test step identification number associated with each of the test steps;
generating, by the processor, a sequence diagram for each of the plurality of test cases based on the test step master list; and
classifying, by the processor, each of the plurality of test cases as at least one of an independent test case, an asynchronous test case, and a synchronous test case based on the sequence diagram, wherein the plurality of test cases are classified based on a minimum common path algorithm, a predefined criterion, and a common path between test cases based on the step identification number, wherein the common path includes test steps included in multiple test cases of the plurality of test cases and is based on the step identification number, wherein the common path is identified using the minimum common path algorithm, wherein the test cases with no common path are classified as independent test cases, wherein the test cases with common path at different position are classified as asynchronous test cases, and wherein the test cases with common path at same position are classified as synchronous test cases, wherein the classified test cases are stored in system data for effective planning, of the software tests;
mining, by a processor, one of an execution repository and a bug repository for data utilizing one of an Apriori technique, an equivalence class transformation technique, a frequent pattern growth technique, and an Apriori-DP technique;
identifying, by a processor, one or more duplicate test case from the test step master list based on the data; and
deleting, by a processor, the one or more duplicate test case from the test step master list based on the data.

US Pat. No. 10,037,108

INPUT TOOLS HAVING VIBRO-ACOUSTICALLY DISTINCT REGIONS AND COMPUTING DEVICE FOR USE WITH THE SAME

QEEXO, Co., Mountain Vie...

1. A passive input tool for interacting with a touch screen, the passive input tool comprising:a solid body with two or more non-pointed ends, each of the two or more non-pointed ends having a vibro-acoustically distinct region, wherein each vibro-acoustically distinct region produces a discrete vibro-acoustic signal when it touches a surface of the touch screen, and the vibro-acoustic signal is used to detect what region of the passive input tool was used, wherein the vibro-acoustically distinct regions exhibit continuously varying material properties including heat-treatment gradients.

US Pat. No. 10,036,825

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO MEASURE OR GENERATE CURRENTLESS ELECTRICAL FIELD DOWNHOLE

GroundMetrics, Inc., San...

1. A system for measurement of an electrical field downhole comprising:a first electrode within a borehole having an axis, the electrode being in electrical contact with the Earth via an operative capacitive coupling;
an additional electrode disposed in the borehole opposite the first electrode, wherein the first electrode and the additional electrode constitute a first pair of electrodes spaced in a direction orthogonal to the axis of the borehole;
a first amplifier connected to the first electrode and an additional amplifier connected to the additional electrode;
a second electrode configured to produce an electrical field, with the second electrode being part of a group of counter electrodes spaced from each other and remotely located from the borehole, and wherein the first pair of electrodes and the first amplifier and the additional amplifier are configured to be a sensor that measures a first component of the electric field substantially orthogonal to the axis of the borehole; and
a second pair of electrodes in the borehole, the second pair constructed and arranged to measure a second component of the electrical field in a direction substantially orthogonal to the borehole.

US Pat. No. 10,036,694

VIBRATING DENSITOMETER INCLUDING AN IMPROVED VIBRATING MEMBER

Micro Motion, Inc., Boul...

1. A vibrating densitometer (400), comprising:a vibrating member (402) including two or more apertures (420) sized with a width (W) and a depth (D), positioned substantially centrally along a longitudinal direction of the vibrating member, and positioned substantially equidistant about the perimeter of the vibrating member (402) to increase a frequency separation between a resonant frequency of a first vibrational drive mode and a resonant frequency of one other vibrational mode, wherein the width (W) is configured to decrease a stiffness and provide a mass (430) at locations of maximum bending of the first vibrational mode to substantially minimize the resonant frequency of the first vibrational drive mode.

US Pat. No. 10,036,557

GAS BURNER ASSEMBLY FOR A COOKING HOB

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A gas burner assembly for a cooking hob, whereinthe gas burner assembly comprises at least two burner bases arranged side-by-side,
the gas burner assembly comprises a burner crown element arranged or arrangeable above the at least two burner bases,
the gas burner assembly comprises at least one burner cap arranged or arrangeable above the burner crown element,
the at least two burner bases are adjustable separately,
the burner crown element includes a bottom plate subdivided into at least two portions arranged side-by-side,
each portion of the bottom plate is arranged or arrangeable above one of the at least two burner bases,
the burner crown element includes at least two side walls,
each side wall encloses one of the at least two portions of the bottom plate,
the burner crown element includes a plurality of flame ports formed in the side walls,
the flame ports are arranged in sections of the side walls arranged opposite to the adjacent portion or portions of the bottom plate,
the bottom plate of the burner crown element includes two circular portions arranged side-by-side, so that the burner crown element, the bottom plate of said burner crown element, the side walls enclosing said bottom plate and/or the burner cap are eight-shaped, and
the flame ports are arranged only at two opposite small sides of the burner crown element.

US Pat. No. 10,035,590

SHROUDED ROTARY ASSEMBLY FROM SEGMENTED COMPOSITE FOR AIRCRAFT

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSC...

1. A manufacturing method for making a stator hollow structure for a shrouded propulsion rotary assembly for an aircraft, the stator hollow structure comprising:a central hub casing for a stator gearbox of the stator hollow structure, an external hollow duct surrounding the central hub casing and between the central hub casing and the external hollow duct, at least three profiled guide vanes, each profiled guide vane forming a fixed blade supporting the central hub casing; each profiled guide vane having a radial shank location and a radial tip location; each radial shank location being fixedly attached to the central hub casing and each radial tip location being fixedly attached to the external hollow duct;
wherein the manufacturing method comprises:
preparing at least three composite angular segments separately from components of composite material, so that each composite angular segment comprises: a core arched section of the central hub casing, a peripheral rim section of the external hollow duct and, between the core arched section and the peripheral rim section, a pair of angularly opposed sliced portions respectively for one profiled guide vane;
securing the at least three composite angular segments together once prepared to form a unitary piece encompassing an overall shape of the stator hollow structure; and
reinforcing at least one of the three composite angular segments with a honeycomb band incorporated in the core arched section and/or the peripheral rim section, for stabilization purposes of the stator hollow structure.

US Pat. No. 10,035,188

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT

EOS GmbH Electro Optical ...

1. Method for a layer-wise manufacturing of a three-dimensional object on the basis of a three-dimensional CAD model,wherein the method includes the following steps:
modifying the three-dimensional CAD model of the object to be manufactured by dividing the model into three-dimensional model subregions,
manufacturing the three-dimensional object by a layer-wise additive manufacturing method on the basis of the modified three-dimensional CAD model, wherein
a building material in powder form or a liquid building material, being solidifiable by the action of electromagnetic radiation or energetic particle radiation, is applied in layers and the building material in each layer is solidified by irradiation with electromagnetic radiation or energetic particle radiation at those positions, which correspond to a cross-section in the modified CAD model assigned to this layer, wherein each cross-section consists of a contour region and an inner region, characterized in that
there exists a cross-section that comprises a sub-cross-section assigned to a model subregion, wherein the sub-cross-section comprises a portion of the inner region as well as also a portion of the contour region, and
there exist at least two sub-cross-sections in this cross-section, said sub-cross-sections being assigned to different model subregions, said model subregions including different portions of the contour region, wherein in said different model subregions the solidification of the building material is effected differently by choosing the respective irradiation parameters differently.

US Pat. No. 10,035,179

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR THE CONTINUOUS AND PROGRESSIVE SHAPING OF METAL STRIPS TO GIVE A PROFILE WITH LONGITUDINALLY VARYING CROSS SECTION

THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE...

1. An apparatus for shaping metal strips into a formed metal piece having a wave-like contour, the apparatus comprising:a shaping device;
an upstream-connected device in operative communication with the shaping device and disposed upstream of the shaping device, the upstream-connected device configured to unwind and cut the metal strips, the upstream-connected device including a blade roller and a support roller for cutting the metal strips to have wave-like contours along longitudinal axes of the metal strips; and
at least one tool set operably disposed in said shaping device and configured to shape the metal strips, said at least one tool set including:
at least two mutually associated shaping tools rotatably mounted in the shaping device and configured to cooperatively work together to shape the metal strips, and
a circumferential pressure face having an axially asymmetric contour defined in an outer circumference of each of said at least two shaping tools and configured to shape the metal strips to be fed thereby so as to conform to the shape of the contour, wherein said contours of said pressure faces of at least one of said at least one tool set are concave and are configured to produce shaped metal strips having a profile with a closed cross section.

US Pat. No. 10,035,164

SPRAY NOZZLE ASSEMBLY WITH ONE PIECE SPRAY NOZZLE AND QUICK DISCONNECT RETENTION CAP

Spraying Systems Co., Wh...

1. A liquid spray nozzle (10) for mounting on a liquid inlet stem (12) having external locking lugs (18) comprising:a one piece spray nozzle and retention cap (20) having an upstream cap section (21) and a downstream nozzle section (22) integral with the cap section (21);
said cap section (21) being formed with camming and locking grooves (25) for drawing the cap section (21) onto said liquid inlet stem (12) and into a locked position as an incident to rotation of the cap section (21) onto the liquid inlet stem (12); and
said nozzle section (22) having a liquid inlet passage (41) communicating with said liquid inlet stem (12) when in said locked position and at least one discharge orifice (40) communicating with the nozzle section liquid inlet passage (41) for directing a liquid spray discharge from the nozzle section (22).

US Pat. No. 10,035,071

ELECTRONIC GAMING SYSTEM WITH OVERSIZED DISPLAY SCREEN

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. An electronic gaming machine configured to include at least one electronic display having an oversized glass extending thereover, comprising:a cabinet, said cabinet defining an electronic display mounting area, said electronic display mounting area having a first height and a first width, said cabinet defining an oversized glass mounting area, said oversized glass mounting area located forwardly of said electronic display mounting area and being at least partially contiguous with said electronic display mounting area, said oversized glass mounting area having sides and a second height and a second width, said second width exceeding said first width, said cabinet defining a rearwardly extending first channel wall comprising said sides of said oversized glass area and a second channel wall extending inwardly from said first channel walls towards said electronic display mounting area.

US Pat. No. 10,034,677

CUSTOMIZABLE JOINT REPLACEMENT APPARATUS

Greatbatch Ltd., Clarenc...

12. A bone resection system for use in a knee replacement procedure, the system comprising:an instrument body configured to have a first, standard configuration and a second, customized configuration, the instrument body including:
a plurality of protrusions, each protrusion including an initial length with the instrument body in the first, standard configuration, each protrusion being configured to be cut to a final length according to an anatomy of a bone of a patient to place the instrument body in the second, customized configuration, the protrusions, in the respective final lengths with the instrument body in the second, customized configuration, being configured to abut the patient's bone to provide point contact with the bone and maintain the instrument body in a first position with respect to the bone during at least part of a resection procedure of the bone; and
a guide configured to guide at least one aspect of the resection procedure, and
a protrusion-sizing tool configured to cut one or more of the protrusions to the respective final lengths to place the instrument body in the second, customized configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,034,625

APTAMER-BASED ANALYTE DETECTION SYSTEM AND SENSOR

Verily Life Sciences LLC,...

1. A system, comprising:a skin-mountable substrate having an external mounting surface for mounting onto an external skin surface and an internal mounting surface, the substrate comprising:
polymeric material;
a sensor comprising aptamer conjugates for obtaining one or more measurements related to at least one analyte in at least one of perspiration or interstitial fluid, the sensor embedded in the polymeric material and located on the internal mounting surface;
a first antenna; and
a controller, wherein the controller is configured to (i) operate the sensor to detect the at least one analyte in the at least one of perspiration or interstitial fluid, and (ii) operate the first antenna to transmit, via the first antenna, an indication of the detected at least one analyte;
wherein the substrate includes a channel between the internal mounting surface and the external mounting surface for receiving at least one of perspiration or interstitial fluid; and
a reader device comprising a second antenna, wherein the reader device detects, using the second antenna, the indication of the detected at least one analyte transmitted from the first antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,034,607

OPHTHALMOLOGICAL DEVICE

Topcon Corporation, (JP)...

1. An ophthalmological device comprising:an optical system for inspection including a photographic optical system for photographing an eyeground of a subject's eye;
a display that displays an eyeground image of the subject's eye acquired by the photographic optical system;
a subject's eye position acquiring unit that acquires a three-dimensional position of the subject's eye; and
a control unit that acquires information on positional displacement of the optical system for inspection with respect to the subject's eye on the basis of the three-dimensional position to cause a screen of the display to display two alignment index images to be varied in position with respect to a reference position of alignment preset in the display in a pseudo manner, in accordance with the information on positional displacement.

US Pat. No. 10,034,575

POINT-OF-USE HOLDING CABINET

PRINCE CASTLE LLC, Carol...

1. A point-of-use, food holding cabinet comprising:a chassis having a front face and an opposing rear face;
a first food holding compartment within the chassis, the first food holding compartment having at least a first opening, the first opening being located at the front face of the chassis, the first opening of the first food holding compartment being configured to allow food items to be placed into and removed from the first food holding compartment;
a second food holding compartment within the chassis, the second food holding compartment having at least a first opening, the first opening of the second food holding compartment being located at the front face of the chassis, the first opening of the second food holding compartment being configured to allow food items to be placed into and removed from the second food holding compartment;
a shelf located between and defining the first and second food holding compartments, the shelf comprising a first side and a second side, the first side facing into the first food holding compartment, the second side facing into the second food holding compartment;
a Peltier device having a cold side and a hot side, the cold side being thermally coupled to the first side and the hot side being spaced apart from the second side, thereby creating an inter-plate space between the second side and the Peltier device;
a fan configured to drive air from outside the cabinet, through the inter-plate space between the Peltier device and the second side; and,
a controller operatively coupled to the Peltier device, the controller being configured to operate the Peltier device to absorb heat from the first side and to provide heat to the inter-plate space.
US Pat. No. 10,037,889

CATIONIC PARTICLE CONTAINING SLURRIES AND METHODS OF USING THEM FOR CMP OF SPIN-ON CARBON FILMS

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A method comprising: Spin coating to form an organic polymer liquid on a semiconductor wafer or substrate;at least partially curing the spin coating to form an organic polymer film at a temperature ranging from 70 to 375° C.; and,
chemical mechanical polishing (CMP polishing) the organic polymer film with a polishing pad and an aqueous CMP polishing composition comprising from 0.05 to 7 wt. %, based on total CMP polishing composition solids, of an abrasive of elongated, bent or nodular silica particles containing within at least one of the silica particles one or more cationic nitrogen or phosphorus atoms, from 0.005 to 0.5 wt. %, based on total CMP polishing composition solids, of a sulfate group containing surfactant which further contains a C8 to C18 alkyl or alkenyl group, and a pH adjusting agent, the CMP polishing composition having a pH ranging from 1.5 to 4.5 wherein the pH is below the isoelectric point (IEP) of the silica particles.

US Pat. No. 10,039,205

SUBSEA POWER SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT

SIEMENS AKTIENGESLLSCHAFT...

1. A subsea power supply arrangement comprising:a closed power supply module realized to contain a pressure-compensated main fluid volume;
a number of power cell arrangements arranged in an interior of the closed power supply module, at least one of the number of power cell arrangements including a metal capacitor housing realized to contain a capacitor bank in a fluid, and a barrier between an interior fluid volume of the power cell arrangement and the main fluid volume;
at least one insulating fitted support, located between a respective one of the number of power cell arrangements and an inner surface of the closed power supply module; and
a spring arrangement, arranged between one of the number of power cell arrangements and the fitted support.

US Pat. No. 10,039,199

DISCRETE PACKAGING ADAPTER FOR CONNECTOR

AMPHENOL CORPORATION, Wa...

1. An adapter comprising:a housing defining an interior space;
a first elongated contact member fixed to the housing and including:
a first end configured to mate with a first contact of an electronic component;
a second end configured to mate with a first contact of an electronic element; and
a curved section located at least partially within the housing and between the first end of the first elongated contact member and the second end of the first elongated contact member; and
a second elongated contact member fixed to the housing and including:
a first end configured to mate with a second contact of the electronic component, wherein the first end of the first elongated contact member and the first end of the second elongated contact member are co-linear, aligned with each other, and separated from each other by a first gap;
a second end configured to mate with a second contact of the electronic element, wherein the second end of the first elongated contact member and the second end of the second elongated contact member are co-linear, aligned with each other, and separated from each other by a second gap; and
a curved section located at least partially within the housing and between the first end of the second elongated contact member and the second end of the second elongated contact member.

US Pat. No. 10,039,194

DUAL SOLDER LAYER FOR FLUIDIC SELF ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRICAL COMPONENT SUBSTRATE AND METHOD EMPLOYING SAME

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. An electrical component substrate, comprising at least one solder pad having a dual solder layer, the dual solder layer comprising a first layer of a self-assembly solder and a second layer of a base solder, the second layer of the base solder being disposed on the solder pad and the first layer of the self-assembly solder being disposed on the second layer, wherein the self-assembly solder has a liquidus temperature less than a first temperature and the base solder has a solidus temperature greater than the first temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,039,185

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF LANDLESS MULTILAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A manufacturing method of a landless multilayer circuit board, comprising steps of:providing a first substrate; wherein a first plating layer is mounted on the first substrate and a first photoresist layer is mounted on the first plating layer;
patterning the first photoresist layer to form a groove of a first circuit pattern in the first photoresist layer, wherein the first plating layer is exposed in the groove of the first circuit pattern;
forming a first circuit in the groove of the first circuit pattern on the first plating layer by plating the first plating layer to fill the groove of the first circuit pattern;
removing the first photoresist layer to expose the first plating layer, and maintaining the first circuit; wherein a portion of the first plating layer is uncovered by the first circuit;
removing a portion of the first plating layer that is uncovered by the first circuit, and maintaining the first circuit and a portion of the first plating layer that is covered by the first circuit; wherein a portion of the first substrate is uncovered by the first circuit and the first plating layer;
forming a second photoresist layer on the first substrate to cover the first circuit and the portion of the first plating layer that is covered by the first circuit;
patterning the second photoresist layer to form at least one via to expose a top surface of the first circuit;
forming a second plating layer on a surface of the second photoresist layer and in the at least one via; wherein the second plating layer is electrically connected to the first circuit;
forming at least one connecting pillar that fills the at least one via by plating the second plating layer in the at least one via;
forming a third photoresist layer on the at least one connecting pillar and the plated second plating layer;
patterning the third photoresist layer to cover at least one top of the at least one connecting pillar and to expose the plated second plating layer;
removing a portion of the second plating layer that is uncovered by the third photoresist layer;
removing the third photoresist layer;
removing the second photoresist layer;
forming a second substrate on the first substrate to cover the first circuit and the at least one connecting pillar;
drilling the second substrate by laser to expose the at least one top of the at least one connecting pillar out of a surface of the second substrate;
forming a third plating layer on the surface of the second substrate; wherein the third plating layer is electronically connected to the at least one connecting pillar;
forming a fourth photoresist layer on a surface of the third plating layer;
patterning the fourth photoresist layer to form a groove of a second circuit pattern in the second photoresist layer, wherein the third plating layer is exposed in the groove of the second circuit pattern;
forming a second circuit in the groove of the second circuit pattern on the third plating layer by plating the third plating layer;
removing the fourth photoresist layer to expose the third plating layer, and maintaining the second circuit; wherein a portion of the third plating layer is uncovered by the second circuit;
removing a portion of the exposed third plating layer that is uncovered by the second circuit, the second circuit and a portion of the third plating layer that is covered by the second circuit are maintained; wherein a portion of the second substrate is uncovered by the second circuit and the third plating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,039,182

ELECTRONIC TRANSFER CARED

SHENZHEN TRONIXIN ELECTRO...

1. An electronic transfer card, comprisinga bottom shell,
an upper cover located above the bottom shell, and
an accommodating cavity formed by the enclosing of the bottom shell and the upper cover, the accommodating cavity being provided with a socket for a clip piece to insert and a window capable of performing information transmission to an external electronic component,
wherein:
a first plastic component and a second plastic component are arranged in the accommodating cavity;
the first plastic component is clamped in the bottom shell, and is provided with a plurality of first connecting terminals capable of electrically contacting with the clip piece;
the second plastic component is arranged on and partly overlapped with the first plastic component;
the second plastic component is provided with a plurality of second connecting terminals capable of electrically contacting with the clip piece and an electric conduction portion capable of performing the information transmission to the external electronic component; and
the electric conduction portion is electrically communicated with each second connecting terminal;
wherein the first plastic component is provided with a first opening and a second opening, each of the first connecting terminals is located in the first opening, and each of the second connecting terminals is extended from an end portion of the second plastic component into the second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,039,167

PHASE-CUT DIMMING CIRCUIT WITH WIDE INPUT VOLTAGE

Zhuhai Shengchang Electro...

1. An LED dimming system comprising:a phase-cut dimmer, a dimming circuit, and an LED light, wherein the phase-cut dimmer, the dimming circuit, and the LED light are sequentially connected;
an input terminal of the phase-cut dimmer is connected to a phase line L of a power supply;
wherein the dimming circuit includes a phase-cut dimming circuit, a switching power supply, and a field effect transistor;
an output terminal of the phase-cut dimmer is connected to one of two input terminals of the phase-cut dimming circuit, and one of two input terminals of the switching power supply;
the other one of the two input terminals of the phase-cut dimming circuit and the other one of the two input terminals of the switching power supply are connected to a zero line N of the power supply;
wherein a positive terminal of an output of the switching power supply is connected to a positive terminal of the LED light;
source and drain terminals of the field effect transistor are connected in series between a negative terminal of the output of the switching power supply and a negative terminal of the LED light; and
an output terminal of the phase cut dimming circuit is connected to a gate of the field effect transistor;
wherein the phase-cut dimming circuit comprises a first diode, a second diode, a first resistor, a second resistor, a third resistor, a fourth resistor, a transistor, a photoelectric coupler, a PWM signal conversion circuit;
wherein a positive terminal of the first diode, and a positive terminal of the second diode are respectively connected to a phase line L and a zero line N of the power supply; a negative terminal of the first diode, and a negative terminal of the second diode are connected to one end of the first resistor; an other end of the first resistor is connected to one end of the second resistor, and a base of the transistor;
wherein an other end of the second resistor is connected to an emitter of the transistor and shares a common ground with the phase-cut dimming circuit; a collector of the transistor is connected to one end of the third resistor, and a negative terminal of a light emitting tube of the photoelectric coupler;
wherein an other end of the third resistor is connected to a positive terminal of the light emitting tube of the photoelectric coupler, and one end of the fourth resistor; an other end of the fourth resistor is connected to a power supply VCC; an output of the photoelectric coupler is connected to an input of the PWM signal conversion circuit; and an output of the PWM signal conversion circuit is connected to a gate of the field effect transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,039,162

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LIGHT DEVICE

FOSHAN NATIONSTAR OPTOELE...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) light device, comprising:an LED light; and
an LED light driving device connected with the LED light, wherein the LED light driving device comprises a housing, a rectifying module, a constant-voltage module and a power regulating module, wherein
an input terminal of the rectifying module is connected with an alternating-current power supply, and an output terminal of the rectifying module is connected with an input terminal of the constant-voltage module;
the rectifying module, the constant-voltage module and the power regulating module are arranged in the housing;
the power regulating module comprises a switch tube unit, a current sampling unit, a current regulating unit and a switch voltage-regulating unit;
a drain of the switch tube unit is connected with an output terminal of the constant-voltage module, a source of the switch tube unit is connected with the current sampling unit and the LED light sequentially in series, and a gate of the switch tube unit is connected with a driving terminal of the current regulating unit;
the current sampling unit is configured to sample a current flowing through the LED light, and convert the sampled current into a voltage signal;
a sample input terminal of the current regulating unit is connected between the current sampling unit and the LED light, and the current regulating unit is configured to compare the voltage signal with a reference value, and control a switch-on time of the switch tube unit by controlling a duty cycle of a signal at the driving terminal based on a comparison result, to enable the sampled current to be the same as the reference value;
an output terminal of the switch voltage-regulating unit is connected with an input terminal of the current regulating unit;
the switch voltage-regulating unit comprises at least two equivalent resistors connected in parallel and a dip switch arranged in a branch where each of the equivalent resistors is located;
when a combination of on-off states of the dip switches is changed, an output voltage at the output terminal of the switch voltage-regulating unit is changed and the reference value is changed, to enable the LED light to output different power; and
the dip switches are arranged at an opening on a surface of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,039,143

WIRELESS SENSOR POD USES TRIGGER EVENTS FOR PAIRING AND TESTING

4iiii Innovations Inc., ...

1. A method for pairing a wireless sensor pod using trigger events, comprising:detecting, using an inertial sensor within the wireless sensor pod, a first trigger event caused by physical movement of the wireless sensor pod;
when the first trigger event is detected, transmitting, from the wireless sensor pod, a communication to pair the wireless sensor pod with a master device; and
when the wireless sensor pod is in a manufacturing mode the step of transmitting comprising:
performing at least one manufacturing self-test within the sensor pod;
transmitting results of the at least one manufacturing self-test; and
transitioning the sensor pod to a shipping mode upon completion of the step of transmitting.

US Pat. No. 10,039,141

EVENT-TRIGGERED MODE SWITCHING FOR A MOBILE TERMINAL

SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATION...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a modem for communication with a wireless network, the modem being configured for operating in a plurality of different modem operation modes, wherein while in each one of the plurality of different modem operation modes the modem is operational; and
a processing device operative to,
monitor whether a trigger event is detected,
perform a mode selection to select a modem operation mode from the plurality of modem operation modes in accordance with at least one constraint in response to detecting a trigger event that is dependent on a condition of the mobile terminal, the at least one constraint defining which modem operation mode or which modem operation modes are allowed to be selected as a function of one or several parameters of the mobile terminal, said mode selection reducing loads placed on the wireless network, wherein the selected modem operation mode is distinguished from at least one further modem operation mode by a transmission repetition count associated with each respective modem operation mode, and
control the modem to start operating in the selected modem operation mode.

US Pat. No. 10,039,135

COMMUNICATION ACCESS METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

HUAWEI DEVICE (Dongguan) ...

1. A communication access method, comprising:sending, by a first user equipment, a first channel access request message before determining to send first information, wherein the first channel access request message corresponds to the first user equipment and comprises information indicating a first scheduling priority and an indication that the first user equipment is ready for sending the first information, wherein the information indicating the first scheduling priority includes a plurality of bits or a sequence of numbers, and wherein the information indicating the first scheduling priority includes a first priority of the first user equipment and a first service type of the first information;
determining, by the first user equipment, whether the first user equipment detects, in a reserved resource, a second channel access request message corresponding to a second user equipment, wherein the second channel access request message is a request for the second user equipment to send second information, and wherein the second channel access request message includes a second scheduling priority that includes information indicating a second priority of the second user equipment and a second service type of the second information;
determining that the first priority of the first user equipment is the same as the second priority of the second user equipment;
subsequent to determining that the first priority of the first user equipment is the same as the second priority of the second user equipment, determining that a priority of the first service type is equal to a priority of the second service type; and
canceling, by the first user equipment, sending the first information when the priority of the first service type is equal to the priority of the second service type.

US Pat. No. 10,038,934

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PLAYING CONTENT

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for playing content stored in a storage device connected through at least one interface by a first playback device, the method comprising:requesting a second playback device to detect at least one storage device;
receiving identification information indicating the at least one storage device;
transmitting a request message requesting content information stored in the at least one storage device to the second playback device based on the identification information;
receiving the content information from the second playback device;
transmitting transaction information stored in the at least one storage device to a license server;
receiving license information for permitting reproduction of content stored in the at least one storage device from the license server; and
playing the content based on the license information,
wherein the at least one storage device is connected to the second playback device,
wherein the first playback device detects content stored in the at least one storage device and the at least one storage device via the second playback device,
wherein the transaction information includes transaction identification information identifying a corresponding transaction and a user,
wherein the license information includes a license file and a license key,
wherein each frame of the content includes rating information related to playback of the each frame and is set with a first rating level indicating a reproducible rating,
wherein the rating information includes a flag indicating whether the first rating level is applied to each frame, and
wherein the identification information includes at least one of an identifier (ID) of the second playback device, an ID of the at least one storage device, or a content ID list.

US Pat. No. 10,038,853

IMAGE CAPTURE CONTROL METHODS AND APPARATUSES

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

1. An image capture control method, comprising:acquiring motion information of an object during the process of image capture by an image sensor;
determining, according to the motion information, a relative displacement of a sub-image that corresponds to the object on the image sensor within a first exposure duration;
determining, in the image sensor, a first imaging region that corresponds to the relative displacement and that has not performed any image capture;
adjusting an image capture control parameter of the first imaging region, to shorten an exposure duration of the first imaging region; and
performing, according to the image capture control parameter after being adjusted, an image capture on the first imaging region.

US Pat. No. 10,038,696

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ACCESS TO ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

BLACKBERRY LIMITED, Wate...

1. A method in an access control server of controlling access to an enterprise network, comprising:establishing a connection between the access control server and a bridging server; the bridging server configured to maintain a tunnel connection with an enterprise server;
receiving, at the access control server from a client computing device outside the enterprise network, a request to establish a connection between the client computing device and the enterprise server in the enterprise network;
initiating establishment of a connection between the client computing device and the enterprise server via the bridging server by associating the tunnel connection with the client computing device;
at the access control server, responsive to receiving the request, obtaining a security attribute of the enterprise server from a central repository outside the enterprise network;
determining, based on the security attribute, whether the enterprise server meets a predefined security threshold;
when the enterprise server does not meet the predefined security threshold, denying the request to establish a connection between the client computing device and the enterprise server, wherein denying the request to establish the connection comprises sending a command to the bridging server to block data traffic between the client computing device and the enterprise server; and
when the enterprise server meets the predefined security threshold, allowing the request by sending a command from the access control server to the bridging server to route data traffic between the client computing device and the enterprise server.

US Pat. No. 10,038,673

ON-PREMISES DATA ACCESS AND FIREWALL TUNNELING

Progress Software Corpora...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a notification server, an initialization request from a host device situated behind a network separation device;
transmitting a plurality of keep-alive packets between the host device and the notification server such that the plurality of keep-alive packets maintain an open communication channel between the notification server and the host device through the network separation device;
receiving, by the notification server, a first message including a host identifier identifying the host device, the first message received responsive to a client requesting access to data from the host device; and
sending, by the notification server, a second message through the open communication channel, which is maintained by the keep-alive packets, to the host device, the host device initiating a pass-through channel subsequent to receiving the second message, wherein the client may communicate with the host device via the pass-through channel.

US Pat. No. 10,038,642

METHOD FOR PACKET NETWORK TRAFFIC REGULATION

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a first device and via a network, one or more packets corresponding to a packet flow associated with a user;
receiving, by a second device associated with the network, the one or more packets corresponding to the packet flow associated with the user;
removing, by the second device, an number of tokens from a token bucket, the token bucket comprising a token bucket depth and a sustain rate, wherein the number of tokens is determined based on a flow amount associated with the one or more packets and a token multiplier associated with a classification of the one or more packets;
determining, by the second device and based on a remaining number of tokens in the token bucket, that a burst demand placed on the network by the user over a first period of time has met or exceeded the sustain rate and, in response to the determining that the burst demand has met or exceeded the sustain rate, temporarily reducing the token bucket depth; and
in response to determining, by the second device and after determining that the burst demand has met or exceeded the sustain rate, that a data traffic pattern associated with the user has remained under the sustain rate for a minimum period of time, restoring the token bucket depth.

US Pat. No. 10,038,630

NETWORK SYSTEM AND SOFTWARE UPDATING METHOD

Qisda (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.,...

1. A network system comprising:a terminal device;
a first router coupled to the terminal device;
a second router coupled to the terminal device;
a first border router coupled to the first router;
a second border router coupled to the second router; and
a server communicating with the first border router and the second border router through an Internet network,
wherein the server transmits a first updating software to the first border router and the second border router, respectively, through the Internet network, the first border router transmits the first updating software to the first router and the second border router transmits the first updating software to the second router, the first router transmits the first updating software to the terminal device and the second router transmits the first updating software to the terminal device, the terminal device determines whether a first version information of the first updating software received from the first router and a second version information received from the second router are identical, and when the first version information of the first updating software received from the first router and the second version information received from the second router are identical, the terminal device executes the updating software, or when the first version information of the updating software received from the first router and the second version information received from the second router are not identical, the terminal device does not execute the updating software.

US Pat. No. 10,038,624

FLEXIBLE PACKET REPLICATION AND FILTERING FOR MULTICAST/BROADCAST

BAREFOOT NETWORKS, INC., ...

1. A method for replicating and filtering multicast packets in a physical network, the method comprising:upon receiving a multicast packet, generating a set of metadata as ingress replication context for the received packet based on a source of the received packet; and
performing multicast replication of the packet by identifying ports that are to be excluded from the multicast replication based on the generated ingress replication context,
said performing multicast replication comprising interpreting the ingress replication context based on a multicast mapping data structure for mapping the ingress replication context into identities of logical ports or logical domains to be excluded from the multicast replication,
the multicast mapping data structure comprising a multicast tree for each multicast group, each multicast tree including a set of multicast processing nodes (MPNs), each MPN associated with a replication identifier (ID), a multicast node exclusion ID, and a set of logical port identifiers, wherein the generated ingress replication context comprises a multicast group identifier, a replication identifier, a first layer exclusion identifier, and a second layer exclusion identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,038,592

IDENTIFIER ASSIGNMENT TO A NEW SWITCH IN A SWITCH GROUP

BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SY...

1. A switch, comprising:fabric circuitry configured to maintain a membership in a network of interconnected switches identified by a fabric identifier, which is assigned to the switch;
persistent storage circuitry configured to store configuration information associated with the network of interconnected switches in a database table of an object relational database constructed based on an object-oriented language and stored in a persistent storage of the switch, wherein a respective database table of the object relational database corresponds to a class, which is defined in the object-oriented language and associated with the switch; and
allocation circuitry configured to:
determine that a second switch is in a default mode indicating that the second switch is not a part of the network of interconnected switches;
in response to determining that the second switch is in the default mode, obtain a switch identifier by looking up in the database table
in the object relational database using a media access control (MAC) address of the second switch, wherein the switch identifier is for identifying the second switch in the network of interconnected switches;
construct, prior to the second switch joining the network of interconnected switches, a control message that comprises the switch identifier and the fabric identifier, and is destined to the second switch; and
determine, for the control message, an egress port of the switch corresponding to the second switch.

US Pat. No. 10,038,477

COMBINED ACTIVE AND PASSIVE HIGH-POWER RF PROTECTION CIRCUIT

L-3 Communications Corpor...

1. For use in an electronic system including circuitry that is sensitive to a high frequency EMI/RF signal, a protection circuit comprising:passive mode circuitry operational when the electronic system is powered off, the passive mode circuitry comprising:
at least one PIN diode coupled between a transmission line and ground, wherein the transmission line is coupled between an input of the electronic system and an antenna that receives the high frequency EMI/RF signal and wherein the at least one PIN diode turns on when the high frequency EMI/RF signal on the transmission line exceeds a passive limiter threshold level of the at least one PIN diode,
a switch that is closed in a passive mode, the switch having a first pole and a second pole, wherein the second pole is coupled to ground, and
an inductor coupled between the transmission line and the first pole of the switch; and
active mode circuitry operational when the electronic system is powered on, the active mode circuitry comprising:
an RF threshold detector for detecting a signal level on the transmission line and determining when the high frequency EMI/RF signal on the transmission line exceeds a predetermined detector threshold level, and
a current driver that is turned on when the RF threshold detector determines that the high frequency EMI/RF signal on the transmission line exceeds the predetermined detector threshold level,
wherein the switch is open in an active mode and wherein the current driver, when turned on, applies a DC bias current to the at least one PIN diode, the DC bias current activating the at least one PIN diode.

US Pat. No. 10,038,437

HIGH VOLTAGE POWER SYSTEM WITH ENABLE CONTROL

WUXI CHIPOWN MICRO-ELECTR...

1. A high voltage power system with enable control, comprising:a high voltage start-up circuit (1);
a PWM control module (2); and
a driving module (3);
wherein the high voltage start-up circuit (1) comprises:
a first transistor (M1),
a third transistor (M3),
a fourth transistor (M4),
a resistor (R1),
a diode (D1),
a VDD detection unit (101) and
an I/O interface unit (102);
wherein a drain of the first transistor (M1) is connected with a first end of the resistor (R1) and with a first pin (HV);
wherein a gate of the first transistor (M1) is connected with a second end of the resistor (R1), a cathode of the diode (D1), a drain of the third transistor (M3) and a drain of the fourth transistor (M4);
wherein a source of the first transistor (M1) is connected with an input end of the VDD detection unit (101), a pin second (VDD) and a capacitor (C1) connected with the second pin (VDD);
wherein an anode of the diode (D1) is connected with a source of the third transistor (M3), a source of the fourth transistor (M4) and a ground of a power supply;
wherein a gate of the third transistor (M3) is connected with an output end of the VDD detection unit (101);
wherein a gate of the fourth transistor (M4) is connected with an input end of the I/O interface unit (102) and with a third pin (EN);
wherein an output end of the I/O interface unit (102) is connected with an input end of the PWM control module (2) and a first input end of the driving module (3);
wherein an output end of the PWM control module (2) is connected with a second input end of the driving module (3);
wherein an output end of the driving module (3) is connected with a gate of a power transistor (M2);
wherein a drain of the power transistor (M2) is connected with a fourth pin (SW);
wherein a source of the power transistor (M2) is connected with a first end of a current sampling resistor (Rs), and a second end of the current sampling resistor (Rs) is connected with the ground of the power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,038,315

CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A circuit assembly comprising:a circuit board having a conductive path;
a heat dissipation member on which the circuit board is placed; and
an insulating layer that is interposed between the circuit board and the heat dissipation member,
wherein a surface of the heat dissipation member that faces the circuit board is a rough surface having protrusions and recessions, and
the circuit board and the heat dissipation member are fixed to each other by the insulating layer penetrating the protrusions and recessions of the rough surface; and
a plurality of low-heat generating components and a plurality of high-heat generating components that generate more heat than the plurality of low-heat generating components are mounted on the circuit board, and
a heat insulating groove is formed in the circuit board and the insulating layer at a location between the plurality of low-heat generating components and the plurality of high-heat generating components, the heat insulating groove passing through the circuit board and the insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,038,313

LINEMAN'S HOIST

1. A lineman's hoist, comprising:a bolt shaft (60);
a threaded shaft (50);
a head bolt (70) that can be disposed through said bolt shaft to be threadably engaged with said threaded shaft (50); said head bolt (70) having a head (80) configured to be driven with a drill; a grab eye (210) having a grab eye aperture (220); said grab eye (210) affixed directly to said bolt shaft (60);whereby when said head bolt (70) rotates in a first direction the threaded shaft (50) moves leftwardly, and when said head bolt (70) rotates in a second direction the threaded shaft (50) moves rightwardly; said movement of the threaded shaft (50) is due to the threaded engagement of the threaded shaft with the threads of the head bolt (70) and movement of said head (80).

US Pat. No. 10,038,306

NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND QUANTUM CASCADE LASER USING THE SAME

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A nitride semiconductor device comprising:a GaN substrate in which an angle between a principal surface and an m-plane of GaN is ?5° or more and +5° or less;
a first intermediate layer disposed on the principal surface of the substrate and made of AlzGa(1?z)N, 0?z?1;
a second intermediate layer disposed on a principal surface of the first intermediate layer, having an Al content different from that of the first intermediate layer, and made of Alx1Iny1Ga(1?x1?y1)N, 0?x1?1, 0?y1?1;
an active layer that includes a quantum well layer and a barrier layer and is disposed on the second intermediate layer on a side opposite to the substrate; wherein
a percentage difference between a c-axis lattice constant or an a-axis lattice constant of the barrier layer and a c-axis lattice constant or an a-axis lattice constant of the second intermediate layer is 0.3% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,038,282

HIGH SPEED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol FCI Asia Pte. Lt...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a connector housing comprising a plurality of housing portions arranged in rows and columns, the plurality of housing portions being electrically insulating;
a plurality of differential pairs, each of the plurality of differential pairs being supported by a respective housing portion of the plurality of housing portions, and each of the plurality of differential pairs comprising a first electrical signal contact and a second electrical signal contact, wherein the first and second electrical signal contacts extend along a mating direction; and
a plurality of ground shields, each of the plurality of ground shields having a plurality of walls, each of the plurality of ground shields having a slot formed thereon, and each of the plurality of ground shields separating on at least two sides a respective differential pair of the plurality of differential pairs from adjacent differential pairs of the plurality of differential pairs.

US Pat. No. 10,038,268

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING IMPROVED CONTACT MODULE AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a plurality of contacts having a plurality of first contacts and a plurality of second contacts, each first contact having a first engaging section and each second contact having a second engaging section;
an insulative housing having a base portion, a tongue portion extending forwardly from the base portion, and a plurality of receiving grooves running through the base portion to the tongue portion in a front-and-rear direction, the tongue portion defining a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface in an up-and-down direction perpendicular to the front-and-rear direction, the receiving grooves exposed in the first surface and the second surface in the up-and-down direction; and
a metallic shielding plate located between the first engaging sections and the second engaging sections; wherein
the insulative housing, the second contacts, and the shielding plate are integrally formed together to form a contact module via an insert-molding process, while the first contacts are forwardly assembled to the receiving grooves once the contact module is formed; wherein
the first contacts are exposed upon the first surface and the second contacts are exposed upon the second surface; and
the base portion defines a plurality of slots connecting with the receiving grooves in the up-and-down direction and exposed to an exterior in the up-and-down direction.

US Pat. No. 10,038,266

FEMALE TERMINAL FITTING AND CONNECTOR PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A female terminal fitting comprising:an electric connection portion formed into a rectangular cylindrical shape and that includes a bottom plate, side plates provided on opposite side portions of the bottom plate, and a top plate provided in a position opposed to the bottom plate,
wherein an elastic contact piece opposed to the top plate or the bottom plate is provided inside the electric connection portion;
wherein when a rod-like tab of a male terminal fitting formed into a rectangular shape in sectional view is inserted into the electric connection portion, the tab is sandwiched by the top plate or the bottom plate and the elastic contact piece so that the female terminal fitting is conductively connected to the male terminal fitting;
wherein the elastic contact piece includes a central contact that is provided in a widthwise central portion so as to protrude like an arc toward the top plate or the bottom plate;
wherein the top plate or the bottom plate includes a pair of contacts provided respectively on outermost widthwise edge portions of an inner surface of the top plate or the bottom plate so as to protrude toward the elastic contact piece, and a curved contact portion provided between a distal end of each contact of the pair of contacts so as to be recessed like an arc; and
wherein each contact of the pair of contacts has a convex portion that extends from an outermost widthwise edge portion of the outermost widthwise edge portions of the inner surface of the top plate or the bottom plate so that an angle, formed by first and second straight virtual lines that each intersects a peak of a convex portion of a contact of the pair of contacts and a peak of the central contact of the elastic contact piece, is maximized so as to ensure a more stable connection between the rod-like tab of the male terminal fitting and the electric connection portion.

US Pat. No. 10,038,116

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE HAVING A PATTERNED SUBSTRATE AND THE METHOD THEREOF

EPISTAR CORPORATION, Hsi...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:a textured substrate comprising a plurality of textured structures, wherein the plurality of textured structures and the textured substrate are both composed of sapphire; and
a light-emitting stack overlaying the textured substrate, comprising a first conductivity type semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a second conductivity type semiconductor layer,
wherein one of the plurality of textured structures comprises a top portion and a bottom portion, wherein a first distance between a first projection of the top portion on the bottom portion and the bottom portion at one side is different from a second distance between a second projection of the top portion on the bottom portion and the bottom portion at another side.

US Pat. No. 10,038,114

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device, comprising:(a) preparing an SOI substrate having a semiconductor substrate, an insulating layer on the semiconductor substrate and a semiconductor layer on the insulating layer;
(b) processing the semiconductor layer to form a plurality of optical waveguides made of the semiconductor layer;
(c) filling spaces between adjacent optical waveguides with a first insulating film;
(d) forming a second insulating film on the optical waveguides and the first insulating film;
(e) forming a hole penetrating through the first insulating film and the second insulating film;
(f) forming a third insulating film on the second insulating film with an inclusion of side surfaces and a bottom surface of the hole;
(g) removing the third insulating film at a bottom surface of the hole;
(h) supplying etchant from the hole to etch the insulating layer, thereby forming a cavity in the insulating layer and exposing side surfaces and lower surfaces of the optical waveguides; and
(i) removing the first insulating film and the third insulating film.

US Pat. No. 10,038,107

ENHANCED PHOTO-THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of heating a fluid using quantum dots comprising:applying mercury telluride (HgTe) semiconducting quantum dots to the fluid, the fluid including water;
illuminating the HgTe semiconducting quantum dots with visible or near infrared light to cause the HgTe semiconducting quantum dots to absorb the visible or near infrared light;
allowing the HgTe semiconducting quantum dots to re-radiate infrared energy that corresponds to a fundamental vibration frequency of the fluid, the HgTe semiconducting quantum dots re-radiating infrared energy at a wavelength of about 3 microns; and
using the infrared energy re-radiated by the HgTe semiconducting quantum dots to excite the fundamental vibration frequency of the fluid and heat the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,038,102

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate that includes a first main surface;
an element separation film that is formed over the first main surface;
a projected section that is a part of the semiconductor substrate, protrudes from the element separation film, and extends in a first direction in plan view;
a control gate electrode that extends in a second direction that is orthogonal to the first direction along a surface of the projected section and overlaps with a second main surface of a first portion of the element separation film;
a first insulating film formed between the control gate electrode and the projected section;
a memory gate electrode that extends in the second direction along the surface of the projected section and overlaps with a third main surface of a second portion of the element separation film, and
a second insulating film including a charge accumulation film formed between the memory gate electrode and the projected section,
wherein a height difference between the third main surface and the second main surface is larger than a thickness of the second insulating film overlapping with the third main surface.

US Pat. No. 10,038,092

THREE-LEVEL FERROELECTRIC MEMORY CELL USING BAND ALIGNMENT ENGINEERING

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A memory cell, comprising:a first ferroelectric layer between a first electrode and a second electrode; and
a second ferroelectric layer between the second electrode and a third electrode, wherein at least two of the electrodes have different work functions which are different by at least 0.4 V, wherein:
the first ferroelectric layer and the second ferroelectric layer are polarizable to provide at least three non-volatile states for the memory cell including a positive polarized state, a neutral polarized state and a negative polarized state;
in the positive polarized state of the memory cell, the first and second ferroelectric layers are in a positive polarized state;
in the neutral polarized state of the memory cell, the first ferroelectric layer is in the positive polarized state and the second ferroelectric layer is in the negative polarized state; and
in the negative polarized state of the memory cell, the first and second ferroelectric layers are in the negative polarized state.

US Pat. No. 10,038,079

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUTOR MANUF...

1. A semiconductor device including a fin field-effect transistor (FinFET), the FinFET comprising:a fin structure extending in a first direction;
a gate structure including a gate dielectric layer disposed over the fin structure and a gate electrode layer disposed over the gate dielectric layer, and extending in a second direction crossing the first direction; and
sidewall spacers disposed on opposing side faces of the gate structure and made of an insulating material,
the gate electrode layer is in contact with the sidewall spacers without interposing the gate dielectric layer therebetween in the first direction,
wherein residue containing at least one of sulfur and C—H is disposed at an interface between the gate electrode layer and the sidewall spacers.

US Pat. No. 10,038,061

HIGH VOLTAGE LATERALLY DIFFUSED MOSFET WITH BURIED FIELD SHIELD AND METHOD TO FABRICATE SAME

International Business Ma...

4. A structure comprising:a first laterally diffused MOSFET comprising a first portion of an n-type drift region disposed on a surface of a substrate and a first portion of a p-type body region contained in the n-type drift region;
an n-type source region contained in the first portion of the p-type body region;
an n-type drain region contained in the first portion of the n-type drift region;
a first gate electrode disposed on a first gate dielectric overlying the first portion of the p-type body region and the first portion of the n-type drift region; and
a second laterally diffused MOSFET comprising a second portion of the n-type drift region disposed on the surface of the substrate and a second portion of a p-type body region contained in the n-type drift region;
an n-type source region contained in the second portion of the p-type body region;
an n-type drain region contained in the second portion of the n-type drift region; and
a second gate electrode disposed on a second gate dielectric overlying the second portion of the p-type body region and the second portion of the n-type drift region;
the structure further comprising a common electrically conductive buried field shield member disposed within both the first and the second portions of the n-type drift region at least partially beneath the first and the second portions of the p-type body region and generally parallel to each of the first and the second gate electrodes; and
a common p-type body contact region disposed between and electrically connected to the first portion of the p-type body region and the second portion of the p-type body region for connecting in parallel the first laterally diffused MOSFET and the second laterally diffused MOSFET;
where the electrically conductive buried field shield member is contained within and surrounded by a layer of buried field shield oxide and is common to both the first laterally diffused MOSFET and the second laterally diffused MOSFET.

US Pat. No. 10,038,056

METHOD FOR FABRICATING OF CELL PITCH REDUCED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

MagnaChip Semiconductor, ...

1. A method for fabricating a semiconductor device, comprising:forming a plurality of trenches at a predetermined cell pitch in an upper surface portion of a substrate;
forming a first insulation film on the substrate;
forming a gate electrode within each trench, wherein the gate electrode partially fills each trench from a bottom portion thereof;
forming a first conductivity type region in the upper surface portion of the substrate between the trenches;
forming a second conductivity type region in the upper surface portion of the substrate between the trench and the first conductivity type region;
forming a second insulation film that covers the gate electrode within each trench, wherein an upper surface of the second insulation film is positioned lower than an upper surface of the substrate; and
forming a source metal layer on the second insulation film, the source metal layer electrically connected to the first conductivity type region and the second conductivity type region,
wherein the substrate comprises an active region and a termination region, and the plurality of trenches are formed in the active region.

US Pat. No. 10,038,044

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING A DRIVING CHIP

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a display substrate having an active area, which comprises a pixel array, and a peripheral area around the active area;
a driving chip on the display substrate; and
a conductive combination member connecting the display substrate to the driving chip,
wherein the display substrate comprises:
a first signal line in the peripheral area to transfer a driving signal from the driving chip to the active area, the first signal line including a first connection pad;
a second connection pad at a different layer from the first connection pad and overlapping at least a portion of the first signal line; and
a contact member contacting the first connection pad, the second connection pad, and the conductive combination member.

US Pat. No. 10,038,041

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a flexible substrate;
a thin film transistor (TFT) disposed over the flexible substrate;
a first electrode disposed over the TFT; and
a second electrode disposed over the first electrode,
wherein the flexible substrate comprises a first incompressible liquid layer.

US Pat. No. 10,038,033

IMAGE SENSOR

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. An image sensor, comprising:a pixel sensing circuit;
a pixel electrode disposed on the pixel sensing circuit, wherein the pixel electrode is electrically connected to the pixel sensing circuit and comprises a first electrode and a second electrode, a top surface of the first electrode and a top surface of the second electrode are coplanar in a horizontal direction, and a bottom surface of the first electrode and a bottom surface of the second electrode are coplanar in the horizontal direction, wherein the first electrode and the second electrode have different polarities;
a pixel isolation structure disposed on the pixel sensing circuit; and
an opto electrical conversion layer disposed on the pixel sensing circuit, wherein the opto electrical conversion layer is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, a top surface of the opto electrical conversion layer is below a top surface of the pixel isolation structure, and the horizontal direction is parallel to the top surface of the opto electrical conversion layer.

US Pat. No. 10,037,973

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE STRUCTURE

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor package structure comprising:providing a semiconductor substrate comprising a conductive pad, wherein the conductive pad is coupled with a circuitry of the semiconductor substrate;
forming a patterned passivation layer to expose a portion of the conductive pad;
forming an uneven surface of the conductive pad;
forming a photoresist on the semiconductor substrate;
exposing the photoresist under a light beam, wherein the light beam is scattered by the uneven surface;
developing the photoresist to form an opening in the photoresist so as to expose the conductive pad and form a plurality of cavities in the remaining photoresist; and
forming a conductive material in the opening and the plurality of cavities.

US Pat. No. 10,037,968

ALIGNMENT SYSTEMS AND WAFER BONDING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:aligning a first wafer to a second wafer with a first alignment process, the first wafer being on a first stage and the second wafer being on second stage, the first alignment process utilizing an infrared charge coupled device to determine locations of a plurality of alignment marks;
moving the second stage towards the first stage until a middle portion of a front side of the second wafer makes physical contact with a front side of the first wafer, the middle portion of the front side of the second wafer protruding toward the first wafer by a pin pressed against a middle portion of a back side of the second wafer;
after physical contact, aligning the second wafer to the first wafer with a second alignment process, the second alignment process using the infrared charge coupled device and a linear variable differential transformer; and
after the second alignment process, further moving the second stage towards the first stage until an outer portion of the front side of the second wafer makes contact with an outer portion of the front side of the first wafer, the infrared charge coupled device and the linear variable differential transformer continuing to align the second wafer to the first wafer.

US Pat. No. 10,037,964

DIE-PACKAGING COMPONENT WITH RETAINING STRUCTURE FOR PACKAGE BODY THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR CO.,...

1. A die-packaging component with a retaining structure for a package body thereof, applied to couple a functional circuit, comprising:a substrate, having a base surface, the base surface further including a die-connecting portion and a package-body retaining structure to surround the die-connecting portion;
a die, connecting the die-connecting portion;
a jumper structure, welded to the die, generating a thermal deformation while in conducting a high-voltage current, and including:
a jumper body, connecting the die; and
a jumper arm, extended from the jumper body, including a jumper-bent portion;
a lead structure, including a lead groove defining a thermal-deformation tolerance allowable route; wherein, while in meeting the thermal deformation, the jumper structure welded to the lead groove as well is movable along the thermal-deformation tolerance allowable route; and
a package body, at least partly covering the lead structure and the substrate, completely covering the die and the jumper structure, and constrained by the package-body retaining structure;
wherein while the jumper structure is stressed caused by the thermal deformation, the jumper-bent portion allows the jumper arm to displace along the thermal-deformation tolerance allowable route in an extendable manner.

US Pat. No. 10,037,962

BALL HEIGHT CONTROL IN BONDING PROCESS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:forming a ball-height control stud and a surface dielectric layer as parts of a first package component, wherein the ball-height control stud and the surface dielectric layer are formed in a common process and are formed of a same dielectric material, and wherein no distinguishable interface is between the ball-height control stud and the surface dielectric layer;
aligning a second package component to the first package component, wherein a solder region in the second package component is aligned to, and is in contact with, a surface conductive feature in the first package component; and
reflowing the solder region to bond the first package component to the second package component, wherein during the reflow, the ball-height control stud is located between, and is in contact with, the first package component and the second package component to define a standoff distance between the first package component and the second package component.

US Pat. No. 10,037,953

CONTACT PAD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor structure comprising:a substrate having a contact pad thereon;
an insulating layer over the substrate, wherein a portion of the contact pad is exposed; and
a conductive interconnect electrically coupled between the contact pad and an external connection, the conductive interconnect having a first line portion, a pad portion, a tapered section extending from the pad portion, and an intermediate portion interposed between the first line portion and the tapered section, a sidewall of the intermediate portion having a slope relative to a sidewall of the first line portion different than sidewalls of the tapered section in a plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,037,870

METHOD FOR PREPARING HYDROGEN PLASMA ANNEALING TREATMENT, METHOD FOR PERFORMING HYDROGEN PLASMA ANNEALING TREATMENT, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for preparing a hydrogen plasma annealing treatment, comprising:passivating a surface of an insulating part in a reaction chamber before performing the hydrogen plasma treatment,
wherein a process of passivating the surface of the insulating part comprises:
supplying a nitrogen-based gas into the reaction chamber; and
exciting the nitrogen-based gas in the reaction chamber using a plasma generator; and
wherein exciting the nitrogen-based gas in the reaction chamber using the plasma generator is performed at a temperature in a range from 450° C. to 650° C.

US Pat. No. 10,037,862

CHARGED PARTICLE DETECTING DEVICE AND CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM SYSTEM WITH SAME

Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LL...

1. A charged particle detecting device, comprising:a holding structure having a terminal portion;
a first charged particle detector arranged at the terminal portion of the holding structure, the first charged particle detector configured to generate a first electrical signal when a first species of charged particles impinges on the first charged particle detector;
a second charged particle detector arranged at the terminal portion of the holding structure, the second charged particle detector configured to generate a second electrical signal when a second species of charged particles impinges on the second charged particle detector;
a detector head arranged at the terminal portion of the holding structure, the detector head defining a volume within which a particle entrance surface of the first charged particle detector and a particle entrance surface of the second charged particle detector are arranged; and
a first electrode transmissive for the first and second species of charges particles covering an entrance opening of the detector head.

US Pat. No. 10,037,861

LAMP, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A LAMP AND USE OF A HOLDER FOR SUCH A LAMP

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. Lamp comprising:a burner (12) for emitting light,
a holder (16) for mechanically connecting the burner (12) with a socket (14), the holder (16) comprising a metal ring (26) and at least one leg (28) protruding from the metal ring (26), wherein:
the holder (16) supports the burner (12),
the metal ring (26) surrounds the burner (12),
the metal ring (26) is thermally connected to the burner (12) via a single connecting surface (40) that is in planar contact to the burner (12) at an angle of ?350° in circumferential direction and abuts against the burner (12), and
the burner (12) comprises a glass body (22) and a metal bush (24) fixed to the glass body (22), the metal bush (24) being in planar contact to the metal ring (26) of the holder (16).

US Pat. No. 10,037,858

ELECTRIC SWITCH ASSEMBLY

ABB Oy, Helsinki (FI)

1. A rotary switch assembly, comprising a rotary contact and a stationary contact, and a rotary actuator for rotating the rotary contact such as to connect with and disconnect from the stationary contact, the rotary contact comprises one or more pairs of elongated contact blades, each blade including a blade portion arranged to make contact with the stationary contact such that one pair of elongated contact blades and the stationary contact interlock when in contact, a lateral gap being disposed between the pair of elongated contact blades such that the stationary contact is disposed within the lateral gap between the pair of elongated contact blades when the pair of elongated contact blades and the stationary contact interlock, and the rotary actuator is arranged to house the one or more pairs of elongated contact blades, wherein the rotary actuator comprises a shield that shields the blade portions from the stationary contact when the rotary contact and the stationary contact are being disconnected from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,037,818

SWITCHED INTERFACE STACKED-DIE MEMORY ARCHITECTURE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a memory vault repair logic (MVRL) of a memory vault controller (MVC), a memory request including a requested memory address;
translating the requested memory address into a repair address; and
sending one or both of the memory request and the repair address to a memory vault communicatively coupled to the MVC, wherein the memory vault includes a stacked plurality of memory arrays, each memory array of the stacked plurality of memory arrays located on a memory die of a plurality of stacked memory dies.

US Pat. No. 10,037,712

VISION-ASSIST DEVICES AND METHODS OF DETECTING A CLASSIFICATION OF AN OBJECT

1. A vision-assist device configured to be worn by a user, comprising:at least one image sensor for generating image data corresponding to a scene;
a processor, wherein the processor is programmed to:
receive the image data from the at least one image sensor;
perform object recognition on the image data to determine a classification of a detected object that is present within the scene;
determine a confidence value with respect to the classification of the detected object, wherein the confidence value is based on a confidence that the classification of the detected object matches an actual classification of the detected object; and
generate an auditory signal based on the confidence value; and
an audio device for receiving the auditory signal from the processor and for producing an auditory speech message configured to be heard by the user from the auditory signal, wherein the auditory speech message is indicative of the classification of the detected object and a qualifying statement associated with a sub-increment comprising the confidence value.

US Pat. No. 10,037,699

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOTIVATING A DRIVER ACCORDING TO BEHAVIORS OF NEARBY VEHICLES

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. An engagement system for inducing awareness in a driver of a primary vehicle about a surrounding environment, comprising:one or more processors;
a memory communicably coupled to the one or more processors and storing:
a monitoring module including instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to, in response to detecting that a nearby vehicle is present within a defined range of the primary vehicle, generate a behavior characterization of the nearby vehicle according to at least sensor data from one or more sensors of the primary vehicle, wherein the monitoring module includes instructions to generate the behavior characterization including instructions to identify behaviors of the nearby vehicle to classify the nearby vehicle according to a driving style that is a safety assessment of how the nearby vehicle is being controlled; and
an engagement module including instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to indicate to the driver of the primary vehicle the behavior characterization of the nearby vehicle to inform the driver of how surrounding vehicles including the nearby vehicle are operating and to induce the driver to be engaged with the surrounding environment of the primary vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,037,666

SMART WAKE

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method for an automation system, comprising:identifying an area of a premises associated with an occupant;
identifying a wake up time associated with the occupant;
identifying a location associated with the occupant;
determining a status of the occupant at a designated time after the wake up time; and
providing a prompt in a notification output regarding the status of the occupant, wherein the prompt allows a recipient of the notification output to activate an alarm.

US Pat. No. 10,037,655

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONDUCTING GAMES OF CHANCE WITH ENHANCED PAYOUTS BASED ON CASH IN AMOUNT

1. A method of conducting a game of chance on an electronic gaming machine, comprising a display and a memory unit, and in communication with a processor, said method comprising:said processor accepting an initial investment from a player to participate in said game of chance on said electronic gaming machine, said gaming machine being configured to use at least one of a first payout schedule and a second payout schedule to determine payouts to said player's account from instances of play of the game of chance, wherein the first payout schedule includes one or more higher payouts than one or more payouts included in the second payout schedule;
wherein said game of chance is based on a random number generated by a random number generator;
said processor crediting said player's account on said electronic gaming machine an amount equivalent to said initial investment, wherein said player's account is stored in the memory unit;
said processor receiving a first threshold value associated with the amount of said initial investment credited to said player's account and storing said first threshold value in the memory unit;
responsive to the amount of said initial investment credited to said player's account being greater than said first threshold value, said processor using the first payout schedule to determine any payout amounts to be credited to said player's account from instances of play of the game of chance using the random number generator;
said processor receiving a threshold number of times the first payout schedule is used to determine any payout amounts to be credited to said player's account and storing said first threshold number of times in the memory unit;
said processor counting a number of times the first payout schedule is used for said player's account on said electronic gaming machine;
responsive to the processor counting said count of the number of times said first payout schedule is used being less than said threshold number of times and said initial investment being exhausted, said processor assigning an award to said player's account on said electronic gaming machine; and
responsive to the processor counting said count of the number of times said first payout schedule is used being equal to or greater than said threshold number of times, said processor using the second payout schedule to determine any payout amounts to be credited to said player's account from instances of play of the game of chance thereafter.

US Pat. No. 10,037,592

DIGITAL QUATERNION LOGARITHM SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMAGES AND OTHER DATA TYPES

Mindaptiv LLC, Greenwood...

1. A method for improving the detail of a digital input signal comprising the steps of:receiving a digital two-dimensional image input signal that comprises pixel information records wherein:
a pixel information record comprises a pixel x-location field, a pixel y-location field, and a pixel value field;
the pixel x-location field specifies an x-location in a Cartesian coordinate space for a pixel;
the pixel y-location field specifies a y-location in the Cartesian coordinate space for the pixel; and
the pixel values field comprises an amplitude value that is responsive to a brightness of the pixel;
computing second-order gradient data sets for at least a portion of the pixel records by:
selecting a center pixel from the pixel information records;
selecting a neighborhood size from the group comprising 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16 increments;
computing a first-order-pixel gradient data set before computing a second-order pixel gradient data set; and
computing the second-order gradient data sets for smaller neighborhood sizes before computing the second-order gradient data sets for larger neighborhood sizes;
wherein:
a first-order gradient data set comprises computed first-order gradient values for neighboring pixels around the center pixel;
a neighboring pixel is a pixel in the pixel information records that is no further from the center pixel than the neighborhood size;
the distance from the center pixel to the neighboring pixel is measured in increments;
an increment comprises a movement selected from the group of:
movement to an adjacent vertical y-direction pixel;
movement to an adjacent horizontal x-direction pixel; and
movement to pixel that is horizontally adjacent to an adjacent vertical pixel; and
a first-order gradient value is calculated using the equation:

where:
FOG=the first order gradient value;
?I=the neighboring pixel value minus the center pixel value;
?XP=the neighboring pixel x-location minus the center pixel x-location; and
?YP=a neighboring pixel y-location minus the center pixel y-location;
a second-order gradient data set comprises computed second-order gradient values;
the second-order gradient values are calculated for pixel pairs;
pixel pairs are comprised of two neighboring pixels that are adjacent to each other whose first-order gradient values have been calculated;
a second-order gradient value for a pixel pair is computed using the equation:

where:
SOG=a second-order gradient value;
?FOG=a difference in first order gradient values between a neighboring pixel and an adjacent neighboring pixel;
?XPP=a difference in x-locations between the neighboring pixel and the adjacent neighboring pixel; and
?YPP=a difference in y-locations between the neighboring pixel and the adjacent neighboring pixel;
converting a plurality of second-order gradient data sets to quaternions wherein the quaternions comprise imaginary quaternion portions and real quaternion portions;
calculating quaternion logarithms from the quaternions;
determining first quaternion logarithm values from the quaternion logarithms wherein the first quaternion logarithm values are responsive to the magnitude of the quaternion logarithms;
determining second quaternion logarithm values from the quaternion logarithms wherein the second quaternion logarithm values are responsive to the orientation of the quaternion logarithms;
creating a plurality of pixel quaternion logarithm records that each comprise:
a pixel x-location field for storing the x-location value for the center pixel of the second-order gradient data set from which the first quaternion logarithm value and the second quaternion logarithm value were computed;
a pixel y-location field for storing a y-location value for the center pixel of the second-order gradient data set from which the first quaternion logarithm value and the second quaternion logarithm value were computed;
a neighborhood size field for storing the neighborhood size of the second-order gradient data set from which the first quaternion logarithm value and the second quaternion logarithm value were computed;
a first quaternion logarithm field for storing the first logarithm quaternion logarithm value; and
a second quaternion logarithm field for storing the second quaternion logarithm value; and
selecting which quaternion logarithm records to use for further computation in response to the information content of a quaternion logarithm record; and
generating an output digital signal in response to the quaternion logarithm records, wherein;
the output digital signal has greater detail than the digital two-dimensional input signal, and
generating further comprises using a polynomial equation.

US Pat. No. 10,037,587

COLOR IMAGE WATERMARKING

Macau University of Scien...

1. A method that is executed by a computer system to embed a watermark image into a host image to generate a watermarked image, the method comprising:providing the host image as a color image;
providing the watermark image as a color image;
dividing, by the computer system, the watermark image into an Red (R) component, a Green (G) component, and a Blue (B) component;
converting, by the computer system and for each component of the R, G, and B components of the watermark image, each pixel value into a binary sequence to generate a plurality of binary sequences for each component of the R, G, and B components of the watermark image;
combining, by the computer system and for each component of the R, G, and B components of the watermark image, the plurality of binary sequences to form a component binary sequence such that three component binary sequences are formed that correspond to the R, G, and B components of the watermark image;
dividing, by the computer system, the host image into an R component, a G component, and a B component;
partitioning, by the computer system, each component of the R, G, and B components of the host image into non-overlapping blocks with a non-uniform subdivision treatment;
selecting, by the computer system and for each component of the R, G, and B components of the host image, embedding blocks of the host image;
performing, by the computer system and for each component of the R, G, and B components of the host image, iteration steps that embed watermark information into the embedding blocks until the embedding blocks are converted into watermarked blocks such that a watermarked component image is formed that includes the watermarked blocks; and
reconstructing, by the computer system, three watermarked component images that correspond to the R, G, and B components of the host image such that the watermark image is embedded into the host image to obtain the watermarked image.

US Pat. No. 10,037,582

PERSONAL MERCHANDISE CATALOGUING SYSTEM WITH ITEM TRACKING AND SOCIAL NETWORK FUNCTIONALITY

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. An online personal catalog and merchandise information solicitation system, through which a user can identify an item of merchandise offered for sale by a retailer and solicit information about that item, the system comprising:(a) a retailer backend computer network having a secure product database facility containing a record of said item of merchandise,
(b) a retailer internet application in communication with a web computer server of the retailer backend computer network, and with authorized data access into the secure product database facility and a user interface enabling an identification by said user of said item of merchandise through said authorized data access, the retailer internet application sharing the online personal catalog with an online social network computer website and tracking items within the online personal catalog, wherein product information about the item is obtained from and personalized by the online social network computer website and the retailer backend computer network;
(c) a web application that executes directly within or through the social network computer website that communicates with the retailer internet application so that the retailer internet application combines the personalized product information at the user interface; and
wherein the social network computer website hosts the retailer internet application wholly or in part and associates said user to a user account on the social network computer website, the user account linking said user to a user-defined group of other users:
wherein a programmed routine executed by a hardware server that receives callable services provided by the social network computer website, and service provider, identifies an item of merchandise and publishes the identification of said item of merchandise through the social network computer website in association with said user account in order to solicit information of the personalized product information about said merchandise including opinions, comments, ratings, and/or reviews from the online social network computer website, the hardware server thereby soliciting the information about said merchandise from the user-defined group of other users by communicating with the social network computer website, the solicited information used to provide the personalized product information to said user,
wherein the retailer internet application further associates said user to said user account to solicit the information about said item of merchandise from the user-defined group of other users to access or otherwise make available the user's electronic social network from within the online personal catalog, in response to the programmed routine publishing the identification of the item of merchandise through the social network website in association with said user account,
wherein the retailer internet application incorporates an application plugin that provides social network functionality therein and further provides to the user interface the solicited information about said merchandise including opinions, comments, ratings, and/or reviews from the online social network computer website via the plugin for forming the personalized product information; and
wherein the retailer internet application in communication with the web computer server provides a first webpage that displays a tracking button hyperlinked to a second webpage that displays both item tracking information related to the item of merchandise and the solicited information from the social network computer website, the tracking information including at least one of information about availability, location, or price of the item of merchandise, and the solicited information displayed at the second webpage further including product ratings provided by the social network website in response to the programmed routine publishing the identification of the item of merchandise through the social network website,
wherein the retailer internet application generates a search result related to the item of merchandise, and a rating of the item of merchandise generated in response to the communication between the hardware server soliciting information about said item of merchandise from the user-defined group of other users and the personalized product information via the application plugin and the web application that executes directly within or through the social network computer website.

US Pat. No. 10,037,571

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING THE RISKS INVOLVED IN TRADING MULTIPLE SPREAD TRADING STRATEGIES

Trading Technologies Inte...

1. A system for executing trading strategies, comprising:a computing device configured to:
define a plurality of spread trading strategies, each of the plurality of spread trading strategies comprising at least a request to trade a first tradeable object and a request to trade a second tradeable object, wherein the first tradeable object of each of the plurality of spread trading strategies is a common tradeable object to the plurality of spread trading strategies, and the second tradeable object of each of the plurality of spread trading strategies is different from the common tradeable object, and the second tradeable object is different in each of the plurality of spread trading strategies,
receive market data from one or more electronic exchanges, the market data relating to the first tradeable object and the second tradeable object, wherein each of the first tradeable object and the second tradeable object is available to trade at one of the one or more electronic exchanges;
calculate a quote price for the common tradeable object for each of the plurality of spread trading strategies based on a desired price to buy or sell each of the plurality of spread trading strategies and further based on the market data received from the one or more electronic exchanges for the second tradeable object of each of the plurality spread trading strategies,
from the calculated quote prices for the common tradeable object of the plurality of spread trading strategies, select a first quote price closest to a price level based on either an inside market price or a last traded price of the common tradeable object at a first electronic exchange of the one or more electronic exchanges, wherein the first tradeable object is available to trade at the first electronic exchange, wherein the first quote price is for a first spread trading strategy of the plurality of spread trading strategies; and
send a first quote order for the common tradeable object at the selected first quote price to the first electronic exchange where the common tradeable object is available to trade, wherein at least one second quote order at a second quote price of the calculated quote prices is not sent to the first electronic exchange, wherein the second quote price is not closest to the price level based on either the inside market price or the last traded price of the common tradeable object when the first quote price is selected.

US Pat. No. 10,037,567

TRADING TOOLS FOR ELECTRONIC TRADING

Trading Technologies Inte...

1. A method for providing market information associated with a commodity in an electronic trading environment, comprising:receiving at a computer device a first data feed from an electronic exchange, wherein the first data feed comprises inside market information for a first commodity and does not include market depth information for the first commodity, and wherein the first data feed is sent by the electronic exchange at a first rate;
receiving at the computer device a second data feed from the electronic exchange, wherein the second data feed is different from the first data feed, wherein the second data feed comprises market depth information for the first commodity and does not include inside market information for the first commodity, and wherein the second data feed is sent by the electronic exchange at a second rate that is different from the first rate;
displaying on a graphical user interface at the computer device the inside market information from the first data feed and the market depth information from the second data feed; and
when a disruption occurs in one of the first data feed and the second data feed such that the corresponding market information of the disrupted one of the first and second data feeds is not received at the computer device, updating the graphical user interface based on data in the most recent packet subsequently received at the computer device in one of the first data feed or the second data feed that is not disrupted and being received at the computer device.

US Pat. No. 10,037,556

DETERMINING AUTHENTICITY OF INFORMATION EMBEDDED IN A RESOURCE IDENTIFIER

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system for verifying authenticity of information in a uniform resource identifier, the system comprising:an electronic data store configured to store at least item information associated with a plurality of items; and
a computing system comprising one or more hardware computing devices executing specific computer-executable instructions, said computing system in communication with the electronic data store, and configured to at least:
cause presentation of a user interface that includes item information associated with an item of the plurality of items, wherein the presented item information comprises an item price and a seller identifier identifying a seller of the item, wherein the user interface includes a selectable option to request to purchase the item from the seller at a discount price;
receive an indication of a user selection of the selectable option to request to purchase the item from the seller at a discount price, wherein the received indication includes the discount price offered by the user;
determine that the seller approves the discount price;
generate a uniform resource identifier based at least in part on transaction information relating to the request to purchase the item by the user and a private key associated with the seller, the generated uniform resource identifier including account information, the discount price, and a signature parameter;
provide the generated uniform resource identifier to the user; receive, from a user computing device, a request for a user interface associated with the uniform resource identifier;
in response to receiving the request for the user interface, determine a public key based at least in part on the account information included in the uniform resource identifier;
extract the signature parameter included in the uniform resource identifier;
decrypt the extracted signature parameter using the determined public key;
determine that the uniform resource identifier is authentic based at least in part on the decrypted signature parameter;
in response to determining that the uniform resource identifier is authentic, dynamically generate a user interface for presentation on the user computing device, wherein the dynamically generated user interface includes at least (i) a first user interface element indicative of the discount price included in the uniform resource identifier, and (ii) a second user interface element that is selectable and configured to, upon selection on the user computing device, initiate purchase of the item at the discount price included in the uniform resource identifier; and
cause presentation of the generated user interface on the user computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,037,554

AGGREGATED BILLING FOR APPLICATION-BASED NETWORK ACCESS AND CONTENT CONSUMPTION

VIGO SOFTWARE LTD, Nicos...

1. A method, comprising:allocating, by a system comprising a processor, network access resources of a communication network to a device;
facilitating establishment of a private communication channel between an application operating on the device and a communication server that controls access to a content server of a network content provider, wherein the private communication channel is restricted from a second application operating on the device;
facilitating consumption of media content by the device, the media content delivered over the private communication channel from the content server at least in part by way of the network access resources;
receiving, by the system, a consumption report pertaining to the network access resources and the media content;
retrieving, from the consumption report, first data representing a content report indicating the media content consumed at the device or the application operating on the device;
retrieving, from the consumption report, second data representing a network report of the network access resources provided for the application and restricted from the second application operating on the device in conjunction with consumption of the media content at the application or the device;
retrieving agreement data representing existence of a stored combined billing agreement between a network operator associated with the communication network and providing the network access resources to the application and restricted from the second application and a content provider facilitating transmission of the media content to the application or device;
compiling network access billing data from the first data incorporating charges for consumption of the network access resources and content billing data from the second data incorporating charges for consumption of the media content per the combined billing agreement represented by the agreement data; and at least one of:
issuing a combined billing statement comprising the network access billing data and the content billing data in response to the agreement data indicating combined billing, or
issuing separate billing statements respectively comprising the network access billing data and the content billing data in response to the agreement data indicating separate billing.

US Pat. No. 10,037,552

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISCOVERY AND TRACKING OF OBSCURED WEB-BASED ADVERTISEMENTS

PATHMATICS, INC., Santa ...

1. A system, comprising:computing equipment including processing circuitry configured to:
access a publisher web page;
detect a digital element displayed on the publisher web page responsive to the access of the publisher web page;
determine whether the digital element is obscured by another digital element displayed on the publisher web page responsive to the access of the publisher web page; and
provide information associated with the digital element to a user in response to the determination, wherein the digital element comprises an electronic advertisement, wherein the computing equipment comprises advertisement discovery equipment and wherein the processing circuitry is configured to determine whether the digital element is obscured by the another digital element by determining, at a plurality of test points each corresponding to a pixel coordinate within the electronic advertisement, whether an expected value of the electronic advertisement for that pixel coordinate is a visible element of the publisher web page at that pixel coordinate.

US Pat. No. 10,037,550

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING OFFLINE CONSUMER INTERESTS FOR ONLINE PERSONALIZATION BY LEVERAGING MULTIMEDIA INPUTS

TELIBRAHMA CONVERGENT COM...

1. A computer implemented system for identifying offline consumer interests for online personalization by leveraging multimedia inputs, said system comprising:a handled device accessible to a user, and wherein said handheld device is configured to capture at least multimedia content, and wherein said handheld device is further configured to enable the user to define a criteria for handling the captured multimedia content;
a processor cooperating with the handheld device, and wherein said processor is configured to process the multimedia content captured by the handheld device using predetermined processing directives, and wherein said processor s further configured to extract at least one keyword from the processed multimedia content;
an indexing module that captures the keywords from a presentation and associates the keyword against user credentials, and wherein said indexing is further configured to create access tokens associated with the user credentials to ensure security of information being stored while being accessed by the third party systems, and wherein the indexing module is further configured to index the extracted keyword against particular user attributes to define the access tokens, and wherein the access tokens and the user attributes are used by any service for querying;
a learning module configured to recognize multimedia inputs and identify new keywords, and wherein said learning module is configured to adapt the identified new keywords to all previous and new inputs being shared;
a profile generator configured to generate a profile for the user, and wherein said profile comprises preferences of the user, and wherein said preferences are generated by the profile generator based on at least the multimedia content captured by the user, the keyword elicited by the captured multimedia content, and a search provided by a search module, and wherein said profile generator is further configured to dynamically modify the profile of the user, at least based on the keyword extracted by the processor and the search result provided by the search module, and wherein the profile generator is configured to link generated user profile with a plurality of social networking profiles of the user thereby integrating the generated user profile with a user profile in a plurality of social networks;
a customized module cooperating with the search module and the profile generator, and wherein said customizing module is configured to customize information required by the user based on at least the profile of the user, and wherein said customizing module is still further to configured to dynamically refine a customized information to be presented to the user, in the event the user requests via the handheld device, for further information, and wherein said hand held device is configured to generate a dynamic request or a runtime request for further information on information that is already displayed, after accessing the search results, and wherein the processor is configured to process the dynamic request to generate keywords corresponding the dynamic request, and wherein the dynamic request comprises any one of a keyword/key string, a selection of a particular word from a previously displayed search result, a navigation to a particular search result, a query specified by the user through the hand held device, a service/product subscribed by the user through the hand held device, and a combination thereof, and wherein the customizing module is configured to determine a relevancy of information based on preferences available in the user profile to customize available information to suit the preferences of user to push a relevant information to a social networking portal;
a central server provides a customized user profile to a third party service provider to enable the third party service provider to provide an updated and latest details to a log-in user based on retrieved updated profile comprising interests and preferences of the logged-in user, and wherein the customizing module is configured to be connected with a central server to collate, store and forward personal details and interest of the user collected from a plurality of community portals, websites, and social media networks to a plurality of third party service providers or merchant establishments and online merchant portals to provide a user interested and required details at run time and on fly after a logging-in of the user;
wherein the processor is further configured to extract keyword(s) indicative of a location of the handheld device, said processor further configured to extract keyword(s) indicative of the information required by the user, and wherein said processor is still further configured to analyze a requirement for the information based on the multimedia content captured by the handheld device, and wherein the handheld device is configured to enable the user to define the criteria for handling the captured multimedia content, wherein the criteria comprises preferences of the user in terms of information to be searched and retrieved, data stores to be searched, a search engine to be utilized for searching, a manner in which the search results are to be displayed, a relevance factor of retrieved search results, an order of arrangement of the retrieved search results, and a font and language of display of the search results, and wherein the order of arrangements of the retrieved search results includes sorting of the retrieved search results based on the relevance factor, or sorting of the retrieved search results based on date of creation, and wherein the customizing module is configured to refine the customized information to be presented to the user, said customizing module is configured to refine the customized information based on at least a selection of a part of the customized information by the user, a query specified by the user via the handheld device, a service/product subscribed by the user via the handheld device, and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,037,337

GLOBAL DEDUPLICATION

Cohesity, Inc., Santa Cl...

1. A method for deduplicating a chunk of data, the method comprising:receiving, at a storage system, an incoming stream of data;
identifying, via the storage system, one or more chunks in the incoming stream of data; and
for at least one chunk of the one or more chunks:
generating a first fingerprint corresponding to the at least one chunk of the one or more chunks;
determining whether inter-cluster deduplication is enabled;
in response to determining that inter-cluster deduplication is enabled, determining whether the first fingerprint matches a second fingerprint of a plurality of fingerprints listed in a corresponding entry in a deduplication map associated with a global domain of storage clusters, wherein each entry in the deduplication map corresponds to a chunk stored in a location in a storage cluster of the global domain of storage clusters, and wherein the global domain of storage clusters includes a local storage cluster that is local to the storage system and one or more non-local storage clusters that are external to the local storage cluster; and
in response to determining that the first fingerprint matches the second fingerprint of the plurality of fingerprints in the deduplication map associated with the global domain of storage clusters, writing, to a persistent storage of the local storage cluster, a pointer referencing a chunk corresponding to the second fingerprint in a location in a corresponding storage cluster in the global domain of storage clusters.

US Pat. No. 10,037,323

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND PRODUCTS FOR INDEXING SCENES IN DIGITAL MEDIA

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a server, an electronic query from a client device, the electronic query requesting digital media, and the electronic query specifying information associated with a title of the digital media;
querying, by the server, an electronic database for the information associated with the title of the digital media, the electronic database electronically associating scene indexes and titles including the information associated with the title of the digital media;
retrieving, by the server, a scene index of the scene indexes in the electronic database that is electronically associated with the information associated with the title of the digital media, the scene index associating promotional objects appearing in the digital media to scenes within the digital media;
retrieving, by the server, the digital media having a menu of contents;
inserting, by the server, a blank frame into the digital media;
copying, by the server, the scene index into the blank frame;
adding, by the server, the scene index to the menu of contents; and
sending, by the server, the digital media to the client device, the digital media having the scene index added to the menu of contents.

US Pat. No. 10,037,314

MOBILE REPORTS

Palantir Technologies, In...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, at a mobile device from a server, a first report template specifying one or more first data field types and one or more first data object types, and a second report template specifying one or more second data field types and one or more second data object types, wherein the one or more first data field types and the one or more second data filed types are the same, and wherein the one or more first data object types and one or more second data object types are different;
while the mobile device is not connected to the server:
displaying a first report form comprising one or more first interface elements corresponding to one or more of the one or more first data field types of the first report template;
receiving first input data from the one or more first interface elements;
generating a first mobile report comprising a first plurality of objects based on the first input data and indicating one or more relationships between the first plurality of objects based on the one or more first data object types;
displaying a second report form comprising one or more second interface elements corresponding to one or more of the one or more second data field types of the second report template;
receiving second input data from the one or more second interface elements;
generating a second mobile report comprising a second plurality of objects based on the second input data and indicating one or more relationships between the second plurality of objects based on the one or more second data object types;
after the mobile device connects to the server,
sending the first mobile report and the second mobile report to the server, wherein sending the first mobile report and the second mobile report causes the server to generate a plurality of data objects and to generate one or more data object links between particular data objects of the first plurality of data objects based on the one or more first data object types, between particular data objects of the second plurality of data objects based on the one or more second data object types, and between the first plurality of data objects, the second plurality of data objects, and one or more existing data objects that are maintained at the server;
wherein the method is performed by one or more computing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,037,311

TECHNIQUE FOR SKIPPING IRRELEVANT PORTIONS OF DOCUMENTS DURING STREAMING XPATH EVALUATION

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method for summarizing a document comprising multiple nodes of hierarchical markup data, the method comprising:for each node of said multiple nodes, determining, by one or more computing devices, whether said each node satisfies one or more marking criteria;
wherein a plurality of nodes of said multiple nodes satisfies said one or more marking criteria;
for each node of said plurality of nodes, generating, by the one or more computing devices, a respective pair of marks for said each node, the pair of marks comprising a start mark and an end mark for said each node, the start mark specifying a first location in the document where said each node starts, and the end mark specifying a second location in the document that is at or after where said each node ends; and
for each node of said plurality of nodes, storing the respective pair of marks of said each node ordered based at least in part on the start mark of the respective pair of marks of said each node; and
evaluating the document against a query for a path, wherein evaluating the document includes:
determining that a particular node of said plurality of nodes is not within the path; and
in response to determining that a particular node of said plurality of nodes is not within the path, skipping to the second location in the document specified by the respective pair of marks for the particular node in a summary.

US Pat. No. 10,037,310

EVALUATING CONTENT IN A COMPUTER NETWORKED ENVIRONMENT

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:providing, by a data processing system, a first link to content for display on a first website, the first link having a first thumbnail associated with the content;
providing, by the data processing system, a second link to the content for display on a second website, the second link having a second thumbnail associated with the content, the second thumbnail being different from the first thumbnail;
monitoring at least one of a first number of views and a first number of conversions of the first link and at least one of a second number of views and a second number of conversions of the second link;
determining a quality metric of the first thumbnail based on at least one of the first number of views and the first number of conversions of the first link, and a quality metric of the second thumbnail based on at least one of the second number of views and the second number of conversions of the second link;
selecting, by the data processing system, the first thumbnail based on the quality metric of the first thumbnail being higher than the quality metric of the second thumbnail; and
automatically changing, by the data processing system in response to the selecting, a respective thumbnail of the second link displayed on a respective webpage to the selected first thumbnail for display in connection with a future rendering of the second link on the respective website.

US Pat. No. 10,037,268

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING REQUIREMENTS FOR TESTING SOFTWARE

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:inspecting, by a processor, contents of a product-under-test, including source code of the product-under-test and source code of a test case, including property files associated with the test case and the product-under-test, wherein the test case tests the product-under-test, wherein the inspection of the source code of the test case includes inspection of each source code file included within the test case;
identifying, by the processor, at least one characteristic of a test machine and at least one characteristic of a resource required to execute the test case correctly based upon the inspection of the source code of the product-under-test and the source code of the test case, wherein the at least one characteristic of the resource required to execute the test case correctly includes one or more foreign language support packages and wherein the at least one characteristic of the test machine includes a location of the test machine in a limited network coverage environment including one or more of a shielded room and a cage;
compiling, by the processor, a list of requirements for the test case to execute correctly based upon, at least in part, the at least one characteristic of the test machine and the at least one characteristic of the resource identified based upon the inspection of the source code of the product-under-test and the source code of the test case, wherein the list of requirements for the test case to execute correctly include hardware and operating system requirements identified based upon the inspection of the source code of the product-under-test and the source code of the test case;
saving the list of requirements for the test case to execute correctly within the property files as a reference to past requirements to execute the test case correctly; and
executing the test case, based upon, at least in part, the list of requirements, on at least one test machine that includes the at least one characteristic of the test machine and at least one resource that includes the at least one characteristic of the resource required to execute the test case correctly.

US Pat. No. 10,037,245

RAID SYSTEM PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT USING COMPRESSED DATA AND BYTE ADDRESSABLE STORAGE DEVICES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for operating a storage system, the storage system having memory and RAID storage devices, the method comprising:configuring the RAID storage devices to receive in a read or write command a byte count, the byte count indicating a number of data bytes to read or write;
receiving, from a computing system, a first data block to write to the storage system;
compressing the first data block to generate a first compressed data block, the first compressed data block including the first data block in compressed form;
comparing a physical size of the first data block to a physical size of the first compressed data block;
storing the first compressed data block in a memory in response to determining that the physical size of the first data block is greater than the physical size of the first compressed data block; and
executing a set of RAID operations to perform a partial stripe update to areas of the RAID storage devices, the set of operations including:
retrieving the first compressed data block from the memory;
determining a physical size of the first compressed data block, the physical size indicating the byte count of the number of bytes in the first compressed data block;
reading a stored data block corresponding with the first compressed data block, wherein the stored data block is stored at an address where the first compressed data block will be written, and wherein the stored data block has a particular size equal to the physical size of the first compressed data block;
reading a stored redundant data block corresponding with the stored data block, wherein the redundant data block includes redundant data for data in the stored data block;
generating an updated redundant data block to replace the stored redundant data block based on the first compressed data block, the stored data block, and the stored redundant data block; and
writing the first compressed data block and the updated redundant data block to the areas of the RAID storage devices by transmitting a write command including the first compressed data block, the updated redundant data block, and the physical size to the set of RAID storage devices.

US Pat. No. 10,037,235

INTEGRATING APPLICATIONS

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A processor-implemented method for use at a computer system, the computer system including system memory, the computer system implementing a series of hops within a centralized message processing framework, each hop offering one or more data processing services, each of the one or more data processing services configured to transform data in a defined manner, each hop configured for inclusion in a route between applications, the processor-implemented method comprising:sending a signature and data from a first application to an entry hop, formulating a header, wherein formulating the header comprises:
defining a route indicating an order of the series of hops, and
providing an indication of which of the data processing services are to be implemented at each of the series of hops;
combining the header and the data to form a message;
sending the message from the entry hop to one of a plurality of intermediate hops based upon the order of the series of hops defined in the header, the intermediate hops each configured to process the message;
sending the processed message from one of the plurality of intermediate hops to an exit hop based upon the order in the series of hops defined in the header; and
routing formatted data from the exit hop to a second application,
wherein the centralized message processing framework provides message-processing functionality for the first application and the second application, and the first application and the second application do not include independent message-processing functionality.

US Pat. No. 10,037,186

MULTI-CHANNEL DATA SONIFICATION EMPLOYING DATA-MODULATED SOUND TIMBRE CLASSES

1. A data sonification system for representing a plurality of channels of numerical information via a plurality of corresponding discernable variations of timbre of at least one of a plurality of audio-frequency waveforms, the at least one of the plurality of the audio-frequency waveforms being perceivable by a user as comprising a plurality of audio tones having at least one corresponding discernable timbre attribute, the data sonification system comprising:a plurality of audio-frequency waveform generators, each of the plurality of audio-frequency waveform generators generating an associated one of the plurality of the audio-frequency waveforms, wherein each of the associated ones of the plurality of the audio-frequency waveforms comprises a fixed audio-frequency and at least one adjustable timbre control parameter, each of the at least one of the adjustable timbre control parameter having an associated adjustable value which can be discernibly varied within a timbre space occupied by the plurality of the audio-frequency waveforms; and
a mapping element for mapping aspects of multidimensional numerical data with the at least one of the adjustable timbre control parameters of each of the associated ones of the plurality of the audio-frequency waveforms,
wherein for the associated ones of the plurality of the audio-frequency waveforms the mapping element adjusts a value of the at least one of the adjustable timbre control parameters responsive to values of the multidimensional numerical data,
wherein for the plurality of the audio-frequency waveforms the timbre of the associated ones of the audio-frequency waveform carries information responsive to values of underlying data for presentation to a user, and
wherein the associated ones of the plurality of the audio-frequency waveforms and their respective adjustable timbres are arranged to provide a plurality of data-modulated sound timbre classes within the timbre space.

US Pat. No. 10,037,148

FACILITATING REVERSE READING OF SEQUENTIALLY STORED, VARIABLE-LENGTH DATA

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method of reverse-reading variable-length data records sequentially stored with corresponding size metadata in a data repository, the method comprising:subtracting one byte from a current read offset within the data repository, to yield a first read offset;
reading one byte at the first read offset; and
when a most significant bit of the one byte is 1:
extracting a value from least significant bits of the one byte;
subtracting the extracted value from the first read offset to yield a second read offset at which a length of a data record is stored;
at the second read offset, reading a length of the data record; and
subtracting the length of the data record from the second read offset to obtain an offset of the data record.

US Pat. No. 10,037,145

PERFORMANT MEMORY MANAGER FOR CLOUD APPLICATIONS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method, comprising:executing, with one or more processors, a plurality of threads;
determining, with the one or more processors, whether one of the plurality of threads has terminated;
if one of the plurality of threads has terminated, removing, with the one or more processors, from a memory associated with the terminated thread, objects no longer in use by any of the plurality of threads, while continuing execution of other threads in the plurality of threads;
walking a heap, the heap including a plurality of spans, where each of the plurality of threads owns one or more of the plurality of spans, each span including a plurality of objects used by its associated thread;
marking reachable objects in the heap;
generating a mark bitmap identifying the reachable objects in the heap; and
sweeping the mark bitmap without clearing mark bits.

US Pat. No. 10,037,141

MEMORY DEVICE AND MEMORY SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A memory device, comprising:an application chip set including a plurality of applications; and
a chip decoder configured to select an application among the applications using firmware, and drive the selected application,
wherein the chip decoder comprising:
a function decoder to output first function data for common functions of the applications, and decoding signals for different functions of the applications by decoding a plurality of input signals;
an application selection unit to output selection signals for the different functions by decoding a plurality of test fuse signals; and
a plurality of multiple selection units to output second function data for the different functions in response to the decoding signals and the selection signals,
wherein the firmware controls the applications respectively in response to the first and second function data.

US Pat. No. 10,037,125

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING A CONSTANT TIME SELECTION CONTEXT MENU INTERFACE

Trading Technologies Inte...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computer device, a command via a user input device to select an order entry location corresponding to a price level to initiate a trade order to buy or sell a tradeable object at the price level;
in response to receiving the command, displaying, by a computer device, a context pop-up interface comprising a plurality of selection areas organized around a central area of the context pop-up interface, wherein the context pop-up interface is displayed in relation to the selected order entry location, wherein the plurality of selection areas comprises a plurality of order quantity values for the trade order, wherein the plurality of selection areas increases in size as a distance from each of the plurality of selection areas to the central area increases, and wherein the size of each of the plurality of selection areas is determined such that each of the plurality of selections areas can be selected in approximately the same time;
selecting, by a computer device, a selection area of the plurality of selection areas to set a desired order quantity for the trade order, wherein the desired order quantity corresponds to the selection area; and
setting, by a computer device, the desired order quantity for the trade order in response to the selection of the selection area.

US Pat. No. 10,037,092

STYLUS TO HOST SYNCHRONIZATION

Wacom Co., Ltd., Saitama...

1. A signal processing device configured to be coupled to a sensor array including first electrodes extending in a first direction and second electrodes extending in a second direction different from the first direction, the signal processing device comprising:a signal generator configured to generate a first sensor transmission signal and a second sensor transmission signal, wherein a frequency of the first sensor transmission signal is greater than a frequency of the second sensor transmission signal, and the second sensor transmission signal is usable for sensing a passive object on the sensor array; and
a processor coupled to the signal generator and configured to:
transmit the first sensor transmission signal capacitively via the sensor array to an active stylus, wherein the first sensor transmission signal allows the active stylus to determine when to transmit a stylus transmission signal to the sensor array;
determine whether the active stylus is present on the sensor array based on the stylus transmission signal, which is capacitively received by the sensor array in a first time period and is distinguishable from the first sensor transmission signal; and
after determining that the active stylus is present on the sensor array, detect a position of the active stylus on the sensor array based on the stylus transmission signal capacitively received by the sensor array in a second time period subsequent to and different from the first time period.

US Pat. No. 10,037,091

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ABSOLUTE COORDINATE AND ZONE MAPPING BETWEEN A TOUCHPAD AND A DISPLAY SCREEN

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A method for providing absolute coordinate and zone mapping between a touchpad and a display screen, comprising:receiving user interface data, wherein the user interface data includes display data that corresponds to a user interface object to be presented on the display screen;
determining a first set of display coordinates that correspond to the user interface object based on the user interface data;
presenting the user interface object on the display screen at a location based on the first set of display coordinates;
determining a set of active touchpad coordinates on the touchpad based on the first set of display coordinates, wherein the touchpad and the display screen are separate and apart from one another; and
providing a touch input zone on the touchpad corresponding to the user interface object presented on the display screen,
wherein the touch input zone includes a first area of a surface of the touchpad that corresponds to the set of active touchpad coordinates and a second area of the surface of the touchpad that is outside of the first area,
wherein a size of the second area of the surface of the touchpad is determined based on a user input determined from a touch input on the touch input zone on the touchpad in response to presenting the user interface object on the display screen regardless of the determined size of the second area, and
wherein each touch input zone of different touch input zones on the touchpad correspond to exactly one user interface object presented on the display screen, and
wherein all of the touch input zones occupy an entire area of the touchpad.

US Pat. No. 10,037,086

PORTABLE DEVICE

Tobii AB, Danderyd (SE)

1. A portable computing device, comprising:a base element;
a lid element including a display and rotatably coupled with the base element, such that an angle between the base element and the lid element is capable of being varied;
a first motion sensor disposed in the base element;
a second motion sensor disposed in the lid element;
a processor configured to:
receive information from the first motion sensor;
receive information from the second motion sensor; and
determine the angle between the base element and the lid element, based at least in part on the information from the first motion sensor and the information from the second motion sensor; and
an eye tracking system configured to determine a gaze position of a user relative to the display based at least in part on the angle between the base element and the lid element.

US Pat. No. 10,037,056

OPTICAL TOUCH DEVICE AND FOLDABLE FRAME ASSEMBLY THEREOF

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An optical touch device comprising:a foldable frame assembly comprising:
a first frame;
a second frame comprising a first sub-frame and a second sub-frame, the first sub-frame being pivotally connected to a first end of the first frame, the second sub-frame being pivotally connected to the first sub-frame;
a third frame comprising a third sub-frame and a fourth sub-frame, the third sub-frame being pivotally connected to a second end of the first frame, the fourth sub-frame being pivotally connected to the third sub-frame, the first end being opposite to the second end; and
a fourth frame, opposite ends of the fourth frame being pivotally connected to the second sub-frame and the fourth sub-frame respectively, the first, second, third and fourth sub-frames being capable of rotating with respect to the first and fourth frames so as to be folded or expanded between the first and fourth frames;
two image sensing units disposed on opposite ends of the fourth frame respectively; and
two light emitting units disposed on opposite ends of the fourth frame respectively and adjacent to the two image sensing units respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,037,037

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRAJECTORY PLANNING IN AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE USING DIFFERENT FIXED DURATIONS FOR STEERING AND SPEED PARAMETERS

1. A trajectory planning system for autonomously controlling a vehicle according to a trajectory plan, comprising:one or more processors;
a memory communicably coupled to the one or more processors and storing:
a planning module including instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to update, upon traveling over at least a portion of a current segment of a roadway, the trajectory plan for a subsequent segment of the roadway by setting a fixed portion of the trajectory plan to include: (i) a steering parameter to be fixed for a first duration of time and (ii) a speed parameter to be fixed for a second duration of time, wherein the first duration of time and the second duration of time are of different lengths; and
a control module including instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to compute input controls for autonomously controlling the vehicle according to the fixed portion of the trajectory plan, and
wherein the control module includes instructions to control the vehicle over the subsequent segment of the roadway according to the input controls.

US Pat. No. 10,037,012

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE, POWER SUPPLY CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

NEC PLATFORMS, LTD., Kan...

1. A power supply deviceby referring to, on a basis of new power prediction information, a storage unit that stores power information in which, out of power prediction information indicating a prediction value of power necessary to operate a load that is a supply target of power, past power prediction information and output power information indicating a power value output when the load actually operates for a prediction value of the past power prediction information are associated with each other, determines the specific output power information associated with the past power prediction information included in the power information which corresponds to the new power prediction information;
determines a reference value on a basis of the determined specific output power information; and
controls a power supply conversion unit to adjust, in accordance with the reference value, a power conversion efficiency upon conversion from input power into output power by the power supply conversion unit.

US Pat. No. 10,037,001

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS COMPRISING PROCESS CARTRIDGE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:a body casing including a positioning member;
a first process cartridge including a first photosensitive drum;
a second process cartridge including a second photosensitive drum; and
a moving arm pivotally movable between a pressing position and a non-pressing position about a pivot axis, the moving arm including:
a first urging member urging the first process cartridge to the positioning member in a state where the moving arm is positioned in the pressing position so that the first photosensitive drum is engaged with the positioning member, the first urging member moving from a first position to a second position when the moving arm moves from the non-pressing position to the pressing position, the second position being closer to the positioning member than the first position is to the positioning member; and
a second urging member positioned between the pivot axis and the first urging member, the second urging member urging the second process cartridge to the positioning member in the state where the moving arm is positioned in the pressing position so that the second photosensitive drum is engaged with the positioning member, the second urging member moving from a third position to a fourth position when the moving arm moves from the non-pressing position to the pressing position, the fourth position being closer to the positioning member than the third position is to the positioning member,
wherein a distance between the first position and the second position is larger than a distance between the third position and the fourth position.

US Pat. No. 10,036,975

DETERMINING A PULSE TIMING FUNCTION FOR A LINEAR PRINTHEAD

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, R...

1. A method for controlling a printhead in a digital printing system, the printhead including an array of light sources for exposing a photosensitive medium, comprising:a) providing an aim exposure function which gives an aim exposure to be provided by the light sources as a function of an integer pulse count;
b) providing an initial pulse timing function which defines an exposure time as a function of pulse count;
c) determining a light output function for the light sources responsive to the pulse timing function, wherein the light output function gives a light output of the light sources as a function of exposure time;
d) updating the pulse timing function responsive to the light output function and the aim exposure function;
e) repeating steps c)-d) until a predefined iteration termination criterion is satisfied; and
f) using the pulse timing function to control the printhead, wherein each light source is activated for a pulse count corresponding to a pixel code value of an associated image pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,036,953

PHOTORESIST SYSTEM AND METHOD

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

16. A photoresist comprising:a photoacid generator;
a polymer resin comprising a hydrocarbon backbone and an acid labile group, wherein the polymer resin further comprises:
a first connecting structure cleavable by an acid generated by the photoacid generator; and
a second connecting structure non-cleavable by the acid generated by the photoacid generator, wherein both the first connecting structure and the second connecting structure bond the acid labile group to the hydrocarbon backbone of the polymer resin, and wherein the first connecting structure is bonded to the hydrocarbon backbone at a first point and the second connecting structure is bonded to the hydrocarbon backbone at a second point different from the first point.

US Pat. No. 10,036,935

IMAGING APPARATUS AND MOUNT ADAPTER

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An imaging apparatus provided with a mount section on which a lens device and a mount adapter are mountable comprising:a contact unit configured to have a camera side contact portion electrically connected to an accessory side contact portion provided in the lens device or the mount adapter; and
a moving mechanical unit configured to support the contact unit movably in the direction of an optical axis corresponding to the mount section,
wherein the contact unit is movable to a first position in a direction parallel to the direction of the optical axis and a second position that is different from the first position by the moving mechanical unit, in accordance with a type of the lens device or the mount adapter to be mounted on the mount section.

US Pat. No. 10,036,934

LASER SYSTEM

OCUWAVE LTD., Ramat Gan ...

1. A laser system, comprising:an optical cavity defined by at least first and second at least partially reflecting elements;
a gain system including at least first and second gain media doped with different gain materials located within the optical cavity, the first and second gain media configured to generate optical radiation of at least first and second different wavelength ranges in response to pumping energy; and
at least one wavelength conversion unit configured for generating nonlinear interaction of light components of the at least first or and second wavelength ranges to thereby generate light of at least a third wavelength range.

US Pat. No. 10,036,932

DISPLAY ELEMENT, BACKLIGHT AND PORTABLE INFORMATION DEVICE USING THE DISPLAY ELEMENT

NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., ...

1. A display element comprising:a planar light emitting body formed in a planar shape and capable of emitting light in directions of both faces thereof;
two light control elements arranged so as to sandwich the planar light emitting body and capable of externally and electrically switching between a light reflection state and a light transmission state; and
two liquid crystal elements arranged on an outside of the light control elements so as to sandwich the planar light emitting body and the light control elements,
wherein each light control element has a function of switching, by voltage applied thereto, a light passing direction between one direction and both directions to optionally switch a display direction,
wherein the planar light emitting body has a structure in which first and second planar transparent bodies are bonded together,
wherein the first planar transparent body includes a white ink portion on one of faces of the first planar transparent body, and includes one of the light control elements on the other face of the first planar transparent body,
wherein the second planar transparent body includes the other light control element on one of faces of the second planar transparent body, and
wherein the first and second planar transparent bodies are bonded together with an adhesive or a gluing agent such that the faces thereof on which the light control elements are provided face outward.

US Pat. No. 10,036,917

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel comprising first and second substrates which face each other;
a window part disposed on the display panel and which comprises a light-blocking region disposed at an edge region thereof;
an adhesive part disposed between the display panel and the window part; and
a plurality of optical patterns disposed on an edge region of a bottom surface of the first substrate,
wherein the optical patterns are recess patterns which are defined in the bottom surface of the substrate or protruding patterns which protrude from the bottom surface of the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,036,914

HEAT DISSIPATER FOR A DISPLAY MODULE

Keewin Display Co., Ltd.,...

1. In a display module having therein a heat dissipater, an installation frame, a LCD plate, an optical membrane, a diffusion plate and a light board respectively and sequentially received inside the installation frame, a first space being defined between the LCD panel and the optical membrane, characterized in that: the heat dissipater consists essentially of a first inlet, a first outlet both of which are defined in the installation frame and form a first airway inside the first space and a screen respectively provided to the first inlet and the first outlet;a second space is defined between the diffusion plate and the light board, the heat dissipater further consists essentially of a second inlet, a second outlet both of which are defined in the installation frame and form a second airway inside the second space and a second screen respectively provided to the second inlet and the second outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,036,901

LENSES WITH ELECTRICALLY-TUNABLE POWER AND ALIGNMENT

OPTICA AMUKA (A.A.) LTD.,...

1. An optical device, comprising:an electro-optical layer, having a local effective index of refraction at any given location within an active area of the electro-optical layer that is determined by a voltage waveform applied across the electro-optical layer at the location;
a common electrode, positioned over the active area on a first side of the electro-optical layer;
an array of excitation electrodes, comprising parallel conductive stripes extending over the active area on a second side of the electro-optical layer, opposite the first side; and
control circuitry, which is connected to each of the excitation electrodes individually and is configured to control each of the excitation electrodes independently by applying respective control voltage waveforms to the excitation electrodes so as to tune a phase modulation profile of the electro-optical layer, and is configured to concurrently modify the respective control voltage waveforms applied to a plurality of the excitation electrodes, thereby modifying the phase modulation profile.