US Pat. No. 10,039,127

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES IN MULTIPLE FREQUENCY BAND SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving data from a base station by a first type user equipment (UE) capable of simultaneously using a plurality of frequency bands based on resource allocation in a first wireless mobile communication system, wherein each of the plurality of frequency bands has a respective bandwidth in which a second wireless mobile communication system serves a second type UE not capable of simultaneously using the plurality of frequency bands, the method comprising:receiving resource indication values (RIVs) from the base station,
wherein the RIVs include a first type RIV indicating a start index (S) and a length (L) of virtual resource blocks (VRBs) allocated to the first type UE, and a second type RIV indicating that no resource is allocated to the first type UE within one of the plurality of frequency bands,
wherein the second type RIV has a value which is invalid as the first type RIV for the second type UE,
wherein at least one of the plurality of frequency bands comprises a common resource area and a first type UE-specific resource area,
wherein the common resource area is for both the first type UE and the second type UE in case the second type UE is served on the at least one of the plurality of frequency bands,
wherein the first type UE-specific resource area is specifically configured for the first type UE, and
wherein the second type RIV is received through the first type UE-specific resource area among the common resource area and the first type UE-specific resource area; and
receiving data from the base station based on the RIVs.

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. 10,036,574

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. 10,035,653

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. 10,036,631

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. 10,034,459

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. 10,036,100

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. 10,034,464

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. 10,034,460

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. 10,035,719

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. 10,034,468

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. 10,036,625

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. 10,035,648

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. 10,037,545

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. 10,036,556

COATED GLASS OR GLASS CERAMIC SUBSTRATE WITH HAPTIC PROPERTIES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


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. 10,034,466

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. 10,038,302

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. 10,034,808

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. 10,036,057

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. 10,039,158

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. 10,035,258

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. 10,034,562

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. 10,034,461

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. 10,039,021

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. 10,037,535

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. 10,035,810

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. 10,034,969

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. 10,034,559

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. 10,036,068

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. 10,038,859

SAME SCREEN, MULTIPLE CONTENT VIEWING METHOD AND APPARATUS

OPENTV, INC., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:combining first video content of a first content stream with second video content of a second content stream to generate third video content for a third content stream, the combining comprising interleaving one or more first frames of the first video content with one or more second frames of the second video content to generate the third video content for the third content stream, the first content stream having a first frequency and the second content stream having a second frequency;
determining whether a third frequency of the third content stream does not satisfy a frequency capability of a presentation device;
based on determining that the third frequency of the third content stream does not satisfy the frequency capability of the presentation device, adjusting the third frequency by adjusting at least one of the first frequency of the first content stream or the second frequency of the second content stream such that an adjusted third frequency of the third content stream satisfies the frequency capability of the presentation device;
causing a presentation of the third video content of the third content stream at the presentation device, wherein during the presentation of the third video content, the first video content is viewable to a first user using a first wearable device while the second video content is imperceptible to the first user using the first wearable device and the second video content is viewable to a second user using a second wearable device while the first video content is imperceptible to the second user using the second wearable device;
during the presentation of the third video content, receiving a control signal from a device associated with the first user, the control signal indicating an action to be performed on the first video content; and
modifying, by one or more hardware processors, the third content stream to cause the action to be performed on the first video content without affecting the display of the second video content.

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. 10,034,455

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. 10,038,475

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. 10,039,192

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. 10,039,101

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. 10,037,659

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. 10,034,949

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. 10,039,153

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

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method in a user equipment, comprising:receiving a resource configuration for transmitting uplink sounding reference signals;
monitoring a control channel during a discontinuous reception (DRX) active time;
refraining from transmitting an uplink sounding reference signal using resources identified in the resource configuration when not in the DRX active time;
transmitting the uplink sounding reference signal during the DRX active time; and
maintaining the resource configuration when not in the DRX active time, wherein the resource configuration is associated with a time-frequency resource.

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. 10,036,575

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. 10,035,792

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. 10,039,178

FAILURE EVENT DETECTION IN A PLASMA ARC TORCH

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A method of determining a failure event of consumable for a plasma torch, the method comprising:monitoring, during operation of the plasma torch, at least one signal comprising an operating current or an operating voltage;
determining whether the plasma torch is being operated in a transfer arc mode; and
performing, when the plasma torch is operating in the transfer arc mode, steps including:
filtering, during the transfer arc mode, the at least one signal using a high-pass filter to remove a low-frequency component of the at least one signal, thereby generating at least one filtered signal;
setting a fault flag to indicate a potential consumable failure when a parameter of the at least one filtered signal exceeds and does not fall below a tolerance threshold during a predetermined time period, wherein the tolerance threshold corresponds to a predetermined success rate for capturing consumable failure; and
shutting off at least one of the operating current or the operating voltage of the plasma arc torch during the transfer arc mode when the fault flag is set to indicate the potential consumable failure.

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. 10,034,952

ELECTRON BEAM STERILIZATION APPARATUS

HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION...

1. An electron beam sterilization apparatus for sterilizing a container by applying an electron beam while conveying the container, the apparatus comprising:a rotation conveyor plate configured to convey the container in a circular path wherein an electron beam is not applied to the container; and
an electron beam application device installed separately from the rotation conveyor plate configured to apply the electron beam to the container being conveyed by the rotation conveyor plate,
wherein a tubular blocking member is provided on a lower surface of the rotation conveyor plate so as to block radioactive rays produced by application of the electron beam and surround a central axis of the rotation conveyor plate, and
wherein the tubular blocking member includes a ventilation space formed therein.

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. 10,039,211

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. 10,039,160

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. 10,038,620

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. 10,037,951

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE WITH ANTENNA

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A semiconductor package, comprising:a radio frequency (RF) module having a bottom and a lateral side, wherein the RF module includes a module board at the bottom;
an antenna located at the lateral side of the RF module;
an electromagnetic (EM) shield covering the RF module, wherein the EM shield includes a side wall disposed along the lateral side of the RF module, and the side wall of the EM shield is between the RF module and the antenna; and
a first mold body fixing the EM shield and the antenna such that the antenna is entirely spaced apart from the EM shield and the module board by a respective predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,035,068

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING PROGRESS OF A USER CHARACTER OBTAINED IN AN ONLINE GAME VIA A NON-VIRTUAL REALITY INTERFACE AVAILABLE IN A VIRTUAL REALITY INTERFACE

Electronic Arts Inc., Re...

1. A system that makes progress of a user character obtained in an online game via a non-virtual reality interface available in a virtual reality interface, the system comprising:one or more physical computer processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
execute a game instance of the online game played via multiple platforms, and use the game instance to generate game state information that is transmitted to client computing platforms over a network, the game state information facilitating presentation of views of the online game to users via the client computing platforms, wherein execution of the game instance further enables interaction by the users with the online game and/or each other by performing operations in the game instance in response to commands received over the network from the client computing platforms, wherein the client computing platforms include virtual reality platforms and non-virtual reality platforms, the virtual reality platforms including a first platform that provides a virtual reality interface to a first user, and the non-virtual reality platforms including a second platform that provides a non-virtual reality interface to the user;
wherein performing actions available to be performed by the first user in the online game via the second platform provides more gameplay progress and/or similar gameplay progress faster to the first user than performing same or similar actions via the first platform;
monitor gameplay progress made by the first user through actions requested via the second platform;
award an amount of a virtual resource to the first user for the gameplay progress made by the first user through actions requested via the second platform, the virtual resource being redeemable for enhanced abilities for one or more virtual characters controlled by the first user in the online game;
receive a request from the second platform to exchange at least a portion of the amount of the virtual resource for an enhancement of a first ability for a first virtual character controlled by the first user in the online game;
enhance the first ability for the first virtual character in response to receipt of the request; and
wherein enhancement of the first ability for the first virtual character in response to receipt of the request is reflected in the online game via the first platform, such that the first user is able to perform actions within the virtual reality interface in accordance with the enhancement.

US Pat. No. 10,034,873

C-MET MODULATOR PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS

Exelixis, Inc., Alameda,...

1. A method of treating liver cancer, comprising administering to a patient in need of such treatment a tablet pharmaceutical composition comprising:30-32 percent by weight of Compound I, L-malate salt wherein Compound I is:

38-40 percent by weight of microcrystalline cellulose;
18-22 percent by weight of lactose;
2-4 percent by weight of hydroxypropyl cellulose;
4-8 percent by weight of croscarmellose sodium;
0.2-0.6 percent by weight of colloidal silicon dioxide; and
0.5-1 percent by weight of magnesium stearate;
alone or in combination with another therapeutic agent.

US Pat. No. 10,034,583

DISPENSER WITH STROKE ADJUSTMENT CAPABILITIES

GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC, At...

15. A stroke adjuster comprising:a body defining a first surface and a second surface, the first surface defining a first plane and the second surface defining a second plane, said first plane being parallel or near parallel to said second plane,
wherein the stroke adjuster is configured to be oriented within a dispenser in one of either a first orientation or a second orientation,
wherein, when the stroke adjuster is oriented within the dispenser in the first orientation, the first surface is positioned upward and, when the dispenser is activated, a lower pump engagement surface of a pump positioned within the dispenser is engaged by the first surface of the stroke adjuster, and
wherein, when the stroke adjuster is oriented within the dispenser in the second orientation, the second surface is positioned upward and, when the dispenser is activated, the lower pump engagement surface is not engaged by the stroke adjuster.

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. 10,039,199

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. 10,038,122

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. 10,037,587

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. 10,035,889

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. 10,035,071

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. 10,039,212

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. 10,039,075

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. 10,038,928

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURELY PROVIDING ADAPTIVE BIT RATE STREAMING MEDIA CONTENT ON-DEMAND

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

1. A method in a media content transmission system, the method comprising:receiving, by a relay server of the content transmission system, a request for a streaming media content program, the request originating from a secure remote control device communicatively coupled to a remote receiving device;
in response to receiving the request, authenticating, by the relay server, the request;
selecting, by the relay server, an encrypted segment of the requested streaming media content program, the encrypted segment being one of a plurality of encrypted segments having been stored prior to receiving said request for the streaming media content program, the plurality of encrypted segments having been generated by encrypting one segment many ways, using a different encryption key for each way such that each encrypted segment of the plurality of encrypted segments is a differently encrypted version of a special segment of the requested streaming media content program and having a different corresponding decryption key;
requesting, by the relay server, the selected encrypted segment from a content system of a content delivery network at which the selected encrypted segment is stored;
receiving, by the relay server, the selected encrypted segment from the content system in response to the requesting of the selected encrypted segment; and
transmitting, by the relay server, the selected encrypted segment of the requested streaming media content to enable the remote receiving device to receive the selected encrypted segment in response to the request for the streaming media content program.

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. 10,038,477

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. 10,039,184

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. 10,039,167

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. 10,036,694

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. 10,036,558

SELF-CLEANING OVEN

The Middleby Corporation,...

1. A conveyor oven comprising:an oven chamber in which food is cooked;
a conveyor moveable to convey the food through the oven chamber;
a finger positioned within the oven chamber and including a nozzle generally directed toward the conveyor;
a burner to generate a heat output, the burner having a combustion airflow rate generated at least in part by a combustion blower and having a variable heat output;
at least one air-circulating blower configured to direct impingement air heated by the burner through the nozzle of the finger to cook food positioned within the oven chamber, wherein the at least one air-circulating blower operates at variable positive air-circulating speeds;
a temperature sensor within the oven that generates temperature signals indicative of the temperature of air circulating within the oven, heated by the burner, and directed through the finger and nozzle to impinge upon food product upon the conveyor; and
a controller that
receives the temperature signals generated by the temperature sensor, and
in response to the received temperature signals indicating an increase in the temperature of cooking air used to impinge upon and cook the food product, is configured to set the air-circulating speed of the at least one air-circulating blower from a first positive air-circulating speed to a second faster positive air-circulating speed to maintain a continuous positive air circulation in the oven chamber, wherein the controller increases the air-circulating speed of the at least one air-circulating blower over a predetermined period of time.

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. 10,039,185

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. 10,038,630

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. 10,037,826

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. 10,036,937

MOUNTING SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Innovelis, Inc., Sammami...

1. A mounting system for a camera system, the mounting system comprising:a first base configured to couple the camera system to a power outlet, wherein the first base comprises an inward side configured to face towards a wall of a building to which the power outlet is coupled, and the first base comprises an upward side;
a first protrusion that protrudes from the upward side; and
a second protrusion coupled to the first base by the first protrusion, wherein the second protrusion is configured to removably secure the camera system to the first base by entering a first cavity of the camera system.

US Pat. No. 10,036,498

FLEXIBLE JOINT WITH SUPPORT

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A flexible joint comprising:a first generally tubular member;
a second generally tubular member;
an annular ring, wherein the first and second generally tubular members are pivotally connected to the ring by pivot pins, a first pivot axis associated with the first tubular member and a second pivot axis associated with the second tubular member are substantially perpendicular to each other and form a hinge, and the annular ring extends radially outward to a further radial extent than the pivot pins;
a support structure, wherein portions of the support structure extend across an inside of the joint and provide support to the ring; and
a conduit enclosing ends of the first and second tubular members.

US Pat. No. 10,035,194

PARING AND CUTTING TOOL

Georg Fischer Rohrleitung...

1. A paring and cutting tool for the stripping and paring of pre-insulated pipe ends, in particular of the outside diameter of the medium-conveying pipe, comprising a clamping unit for the centric reception of the pipe end, a guide unit for the feed movement of the stripping and paring unit, wherein the guide unit extends through the clamping unit, a cutting unit for separating the outer pipe and the insulating layer, a carrier and a stripping and paring unit, wherein the stripping and paring unit has a paring element, preferably a paring blade, and a stripping element, preferably a stripping contour, for the simultaneous stripping and paring of the pipe end, in particular of the medium-conveying pipe end;wherein the paring and cutting tool has an unlocking unit, wherein the unlocking of the unlocking unit enables the actuation of the cutting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,034,819

MULTILAYERED CORE/SHELL MICROCAPSULES

Firmenich SA, Geneva (CH...

1. A method of making interlinked multilayer microcapsules, which comprises:providing as a dispersion in an aqueous vehicle, a hydrophobic internal phase comprising a monomer and an active agent of a fragrancing or flavoring component;
providing a complex coacervation by mixing a first and second polyelectrolytes in the aqueous vehicle under conditions sufficient to form a suspension of complex coacervate nodules;
first depositing the complex coacervate nodules at an interface of an aqueous vehicle adjacent the hydrophobic internal phase to initially form an outer shell of the microcapsule, wherein the hydrophobic internal phase forms the core and contains the monomer and a fragrancing or flavoring component therein; and
subsequently introducing a water soluble reactant into the aqueous vehicle under conditions sufficient to induce interfacial polymerization of the monomer inside the outer shell to thereafter form an inner shell at the interface between the internal phase and the outer shell.
US Pat. No. 10,035,132

POLYCONDENSATION CATALYST FOR PRODUCING POLYESTER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYESTER USING THE SAME

SAKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY C...

1. A polycondensation catalyst for producing polyester by an esterification reaction or a transesterification reaction between a dicarboxylic acid or ester-forming derivative thereof and a glycol, wherein the polycondensation catalyst comprises particles of a solid base having on their surfaces a coat layer of titanic acid in an amount of from 0.1 to 50 parts by weight in terms of TiO2 per 100 parts by weight of the solid base, and wherein the solid base is hydrotalcite.
US Pat. No. 10,034,475

TREATED BIODIESEL GLYCERIN

Auburn University, Aubur...

1. A composition comprising:(a) a treated glycerin composition, wherein the treated glycerin composition is treated by adding a carboxylic acid to a glycerin composition comprising glycerin obtained from vegetable oils or animal fats or a mixture thereof, and
(b) a nitrogen source; and
(c) an assimilable source of phosphorus.

US Pat. No. 10,039,165

MULTI-PAD, MULTI-JUNCTION LED PACKAGE

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light emitting diode (“LED”) module comprising:a first LED tap and a second LED tap, the first LED tap being powered on for a longer amount of time than the second LED tap, based on an alternating current voltage;
a first LED package on which a first LED associated with the first LED tap and a second LED associated with the second LED tap are disposed, each of the LEDs in the first LED package being associated with a different tap; and
a second LED package on which a third LED associated with the first LED tap and a fourth LED associated with the second LED tap are disposed, each of the LEDs in the second LED package being associated with a different tap,
wherein each of the first LED tap and the second LED tap is associated with a same number of LEDs and the second LED package is disposed a distance along a housing from the first LED package such that the LEDs of the first LED package appear approximately as a point light source and the LEDs of the second LED package appear approximately as a point light source, to average out lighting variations provided to the first LED tap and the second LED tap.

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. 10,037,708

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING EXAM-TAKING BEHAVIOR AND IMPROVING EXAM-TAKING SKILLS

Konica Minolta Laboratory...

1. A method for analyzing exam-taking behavior and improving exam-taking skills, the method comprising:receiving video images, during a taking of an examination, from a multi-functional device configured to be worn by a student, of text or written content of an examination paper and/or an answer card, and wherein the examination paper and/or the answer card is a paper-based examination having an answer section for each of a plurality questions;
obtaining a student answering sequence and timing to the examination paper and/or answer card from the video images of the text or written content of the examination paper and/or the answer card received from the multi-functional device, wherein the obtaining of the student answering sequence and timing to the examination paper and/or the answer card comprises:
detecting a plurality of time intervals from the video images to determine when the student places an answer in the answer section for each of the plurality of questions of the paper-based examination by detecting hand movement and writing traces from the video images; and
calculating each of the plurality of time intervals based on a time interval from a first frame and a last frame having hand movement and writing traces for each of the plurality of questions on the examination paper and/or the answer card;
comparing the student answering sequence and timing with results from a previously computed statistical analysis of the examination paper and/or the answer card obtained from a plurality of students;
identifying abnormalities in the student answering sequence and timing according to the comparison; and
providing feedback to the student and/or a teacher when an abnormality in the student answering sequence and timing is identified.

US Pat. No. 10,037,027

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT PATH OF AN AUTONOMOUS DEVICE

ADVANCED DIGITAL BROADCAS...

1. A method for determining an energy-efficient path of an autonomous device wherein said autonomous device moves over a global grid of cells into which a given operating area has been split, said determination of the energy-efficient path comprises the steps of:processing of a current cell which represents a current position of the autonomous device;
taking a measurement ? of the processing;
classifying the measurement ? to be of a particular level, taking into account a predefined range of measurement results which is divided into a plurality of distinct levels;
storing said classified measurement in a memory of the autonomous device and associating the stored classified measurement with the current cell;
selecting a reference probability grid, wherein values in the cells of the reference probability grid express a probability that a measurement ? of the processing in a cell will be the same, respectively, to a cell at the reference probability grid, whereas a center cell in the selected reference probability grid which is associated with the current cell is assigned a maximum probability, while other cells within the reference grid have a probability assigned, which lowers with an increase of a distance of a cell from the current cell;
updating the probabilities by applying the reference grid to the global grid at the current position such that each cell on the reference grid corresponds unambiguously to one cell on the global grid; and
moving the autonomous device to a next cell of the global grid and setting said next cell as the current cell in order to process the next cell.

US Pat. No. 10,036,891

VARIABLE TRANSPARENCY HEADS UP DISPLAYS

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

1. A method for providing variable transparency heads up displays, the method comprising:transmitting at least one image to at least one display screen of a head mountable viewing device utilizing at least one processing unit;
illuminating, utilizing an infrared illumination element, a background located behind the at least one display screen with infrared light;
capturing, utilizing a visual recording device, a background image of the infared illuminated background;
transmitting the captured background image to the at least one display screen utilizing the at least one processing unit;
receiving an input, utilizing the at least one processing unit, that specifies to change a transparency of the at least one image; and
altering the transparency of the at least one image without altering a transparency of the at least one display screen, utilizing the at least one processing unit, such that the captured background image is viewable through the at least one image while the background is blocked from being viewed by the at least one display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,035,613

PACKAGING APPARATUS

Ishida Co., Ltd., Kyoto ...

1. A packaging apparatus covering an article to be packaged with a stretched film and heat sealing a peripheral edge portion of the film overlapped below the article to be packaged, the packaging apparatus comprising:a packaging unit configured to install the film on the article to be packaged and to discharge the article to be packaged installed with the film along a conveyance surface; and
a plurality of heater rollers configured to heat the film positioned below the article to be packaged having been discharged from the packaging unit, wherein
at least two heater rollers among the plurality of the heater rollers have contact portions with the article to be packaged, positioned higher than the conveyance surface,
among the two heater rollers, height of the contact portion of the heater roller on a upstream side in a discharge direction relative to the conveyance surface is lower than height of the contact portion of the heater roller on a downstream side in the discharge direction relative to the conveyance surface, and
the discharge direction of the article to be packaged when the article to be packaged is positioned on the two heater rollers is tilted upward from a direction along the conveyance surface toward a downstream side in the discharge direction.

US Pat. No. 10,035,275

FLUID DISPENSING HAIR REMOVAL DEVICE

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A hair removal device comprising:a shaving cartridge having at least one blade;
a collapsible reservoir suitable for containing a fluid to be dispensed during use of the hair removal device;
a handle forming a deformably rigid container enclosing said collapsible reservoir; and
an intermediate layer between at least a part of the collapsible reservoir and the deformably rigid container;
a fluid outlet adapted to allow fluid to dispense from collapsible reservoir to the shaving cartridge, said fluid outlet defined by said collapsible reservoir, wherein the container comprises a mono-stable button adapted to pressurize air in the deformably rigid container, thereby collapsing the collapsible reservoir and causing fluid to be dispensed; and
a first one-way valve adapted to allow air to enter the deformably rigid container when the mono-stable button is actuated but not exit the deformably rigid container, said first one way valve formed on said deformably rigid container, wherein said deformably rigid container is free of any air outlet aside from the fluid outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,034,947

FORMULATIONS CONTAINING CLOPIDOGREL AND SULFOALKYL ETHER CYCLODEXTRIN AND METHODS OF USE

Cydex Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A composition comprising clopidogrel and an SAE-CD having the structure:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of the foregoing, wherein
R is (—H)21-n or (—(CH2)4—SO3Na)n, and n is 6.0 to 7.1.
US Pat. No. 10,035,830

METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF GM1 GANGLIOSIDOSIS

Korea Research Institute ...

1. A method for treatment of GM1 gangliosidosis comprising:selecting a subject with GM1 gangliosidosis; and
administering a pharmaceutically effective dose of Z-YVAD-FMK (methyl (3S)-3-[(2S)-2-[(2S)-2-(2-{[(benzyloxy)carbonyl]amino}-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propanamido)-3-methylbutanamido]propanamido]-5-fluoro-4-oxopentanoate) to the subject, thereby treating the GM1 gangliosidosis.
US Pat. No. 10,034,945

SILK POWDER COMPACTION FOR PRODUCTION OF CONSTRUCTS WITH HIGH MECHANICAL STRENGTH AND STIFFNESS

TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE...

1. A method comprising:(i) providing a composition comprising silk particles; and
(ii) compacting the composition by application of pressure into a solid state;wherein the composition comprises a mixture of silk particles comprising degummed silk and silk particles comprising non-degummed silk.

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. 10,038,592

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. 10,038,183

POSITIVE ELECTRODE FOR A LITHIUM BATTERY

BLUE SOLUTIONS, Quimper ...

1. An electrode for a lithium battery, and in particular for a lithium-metal-polymer battery, said electrode comprising:an electrode that is a positive electrode, having at least one active positive electrode material, at least one binder, at least one agent imparting electronic conduction properties and at least one current collector, wherein said electrode has:
a) an electroactive layer of a composite material having:
at least one polymer P1 selected from polymers which are conductive in the window of working potentials of said battery and insulating at a potential below 1.5 V vs Li/Li+ and/or above 4.8 V vs Li/Li+,
at least one polymer P2 selected from halogenated polymers, and
at least one lithium salt,
b) a current collector,
c) a layer of a composite positive electrode material having:
at least one active positive electrode material,
at least one agent imparting electronic conduction properties,
at least one binder, and
at least one lithium salt;
and wherein the electroactive layer is interposed between the current collector and the layer of said composite positive electrode material.

US Pat. No. 10,037,937

METHOD FOR FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A method for forming semiconductor packages comprising:providing an interposer layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein the interposer layer comprises M first through interposer vias (TIVs) embedded inside, and said M first through interposer vias extended from the first surface toward the second surface, wherein said M first through interposer vias are patterned to form a plurality of repetitive polygonal-packing units, and each of N of said M first through interposer vias is configured to be grouped within at least two distinct said polygonal-packing units, wherein M and N are integer, and M>N;
forming at least one first redistribution layer on the first surface to form a plurality of first terminals on a surface of the first redistribution layer away from the interposer layer, wherein the plurality of first terminals are selectively connected to the corresponded first through interposer vias respectively; and
disposing at least one semiconductor chip on the first redistribution layer, wherein the semiconductor chip comprises an active surface electrically connected to the plurality of first terminals respectively, wherein the interposer layer further comprises a plurality of second through interposer vias embedded inside thereof and extended from the first surface toward the second surface, each of the second through interposer vias is located within a center of a corresponded one of the polygonal-packing units, a first group of the plurality of first terminals is connected to the corresponded first through interposer vias respectively, and a second group of the plurality of first terminals is connected to the corresponded second through interposer vias respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,037,856

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, AND ELECTRICAL SWITCHING APPARATUS AND GUARD MEMBER THEREFOR

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A guard member for an electrical switching apparatus of an electrical system, said electrical system comprising at least one electrical conductor, said electrical switching apparatus comprising a housing, said guard member comprising:a base portion structured to receive said at least one electrical conductor;
a number of coupling portions extending from said base portion and being structured to be coupled to said housing; and
a plurality of petal portions extending from said base portion away from said number of coupling portions, at least one of said plurality of petal portions being orientated at an acute angle with respect to said base portion,
wherein each of said plurality of petal portions has an external surface extending from said base portion away from said number of coupling portions, said external surface substantially facing away from every portion of said guard member.

US Pat. No. 10,037,610

METHOD FOR TRACKING AND SEGMENTING A TARGET OBJECT IN AN IMAGE USING MARKOV CHAIN, AND DEVICE USING THE SAME

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method of tracking a target object in frames of video data using Absorbing Markov Chain (AMC), comprising steps of: (a) a computing device acquiring a bounding box containing the target object in a current frame and a segmentation result for the target object in a previous frame; (b) the computing device obtaining a region of interest (ROI) in the current frame by enlarging the bounding box to contain a portion of information on background surrounding the target object; (c) the computing device acquiring information on local regions within the ROI in the current frame; (d) the computing device constructing an AMC graph using at least part of the local regions within the region of interest (ROI) in the current frame and local regions within a region of interest (ROI) in the previous frame; and (e) the computing device acquiring a segmentation result for the target object within the current frame by thresholding individual nodes in the AMC graph using absorption times thereof, wherein the AMC graph includes two subsets of nodes which have (i) a set of absorbing nodes corresponding to local regions containing information on background within the ROI in the previous frame and (ii) a set of transient nodes corresponding to the local regions within the ROI in the current frame and local regions relating to the segmentation result for the target object within the ROI in the previous frame, and wherein the AMC graph includes two subsets of edges which are a set of intra-frame edges and a set of inter-frame edges, and wherein the individual nodes have their own absorption times that are the number of steps from themselves to any absorbing node.

US Pat. No. 10,036,630

THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING USING A MULTI-PHASE PROJECTOR

ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE ...

1. Apparatus for inspecting a surface of an object, comprising:a first light source operative to illuminate the object without producing a patterned image onto the object;
a second light source operative to project a patterned image produced from a first polarized light from the second light source onto the object, the first polarized light being polarized in a first polarization direction;
a third light source operative to project the patterned image produced from a second polarized light from the third light source onto the object, the second polarized light being polarized in a second polarization direction which is different from the first polarization direction; and
an imaging device operative to capture images of the surface of the object when the object is illuminated separately by the first, second and third light sources respectively for determining a profile of the surface of the object.

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. 10,036,126

METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING FIBER-BASED BEVERAGE LIDS

Footprint International, ...

1. A method of manufacturing a lid for a beverage container, comprising:providing a first slurry mixture including: i) a fiber base of softwood (SW)/bagasse at a ratio in the range of about 7:3 to about 9:1; and ii) a rigidity component in the range of about 1%-4% by weight;
adding, to the first slurry mixture, a moisture barrier component in the range of about 0.5%-10% by weight to yield a second slurry mixture, where the moisture barrier component is different than the rigidity component;
immersing a mold assembly including a wire mesh comprising a mirror image of the lid into the second slurry mixture, wherein the wire mesh comprises a lock ring feature having a non-positive draft region;
drawing a vacuum across the wire mesh to cause fiber particles to accumulate at the wire mesh surface; and
removing the finished lid from the mold assembly utilizing a retractable piston.

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. 10,035,358

PANELS WITH DIGITAL EMBOSSED IN REGISTER SURFACE

CERALOC INNOVATION AB, V...

1. A set of building panels comprising a surface layer and a core layer, the surface layer comprising a decorative layer and an embossed layer, wherein, at any given location, the decorative layer is between the core layer and the embossed layer, whereinthe decorative layer comprises a variable print,
the embossed layer comprises a basic embossing being essentially identical for the set of building panels and a variable embossing being distinguishable for each building panel, wherein the variable embossing is in register with the variable print, and
in each panel of the set, at essentially any given location, the basic embossing does not have a point in register.

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. 10,039,201

MOUNTING SYSTEMS FOR DIGITAL MEDIA PLAYERS

Innovelis, Inc., Sammami...

1. A mounting system configurable to couple an electronic device to a television, the mounting system comprising:a base;
a first sidewall that protrudes outward from the base;
a second sidewall that protrudes outward from the base such that the mounting system is configured to hold a least a portion of the electronic device between the first and second sidewalls;
an anchor wall oriented within plus or minus 30 degrees of parallel to the base and coupled to the base by at least one connecting protrusion that protrudes inward from the base to the anchor wall;
an adhesive coupled to the anchor wall and configured to couple the mounting system to the television;
a first ventilation channel located between the base and the anchor wall; and
a second ventilation channel in fluid communication with the first ventilation channel, wherein the second ventilation channel is oriented outward from the first ventilation channel such that the second ventilation channel is in fluid communication with an area between the first and second sidewalls, wherein the area is configured to hold the portion of the electronic device.

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. 10,038,598

LEVERAGING AND EXTENDING MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEM MDM PROTOCOL

MOBILE IRON, INC., Mount...

1. A physical device comprising:a communications interface configured to receive, from a device management server, an indication to perform an action that requires access to a privileged user space of the physical device; and
a processor configured to:
use a native device management service, wherein the native device management service is configured to perform only predefined functions without access to the privileged user space; and
use a mobile device management (MDM) bridge service to perform the action, wherein the MDM bridge service runs in a security context that enables the service to operate in the privileged user space.

US Pat. No. 10,038,424

RADIO FREQUENCY FILTER, HIGH SELECTIVITY TRIPLEXER, AND COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

Resonant Inc., Santa Bar...

1. A communications device, comprising:a triplexer having a common port and first, second, and third branch ports;
wherein the triplexer comprises:
a hybrid LC/SAW high-pass filter connected between the common port and the third branch port;
a hybrid LC/SAW low-pass filter connected between the common port and an internal node;
an LC high-pass filter connected between the internal node and the second branch port; and
an LC low-pass filter connected between the internal node and the first branch port.

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. 10,037,145

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. 10,036,487

BRACKET AND BRACKET SYSTEM FOR SEISMIC CABLE SWAY BRACING SYSTEM

ERICO INTERNATIONAL CORPO...

1. A bracket for use in a seismic cable sway bracing system to attach a bracing cable to a support structure or to an object to be braced, the bracket comprising:a planar base having a base aperture therethrough; and
at least one planar arm integrally formed with and extending from the planar base, the at least one planar arm being angled upwardly 58° relative to the planar base and having an arm aperture therethrough,
wherein a first distance is defined from a center of the base aperture to an edge of the planar base opposite the at least one planar arm in a pre-angled arrangement, a second distance is defined from the center of the base aperture to a center of the arm aperture in the pre-angled arrangement, and a ratio of the first distance to the second distance is 1:1.4 to 1:1.6, and
wherein the ratio of the first distance to the second distance and the angle of the at least one planar arm to the planar base inhibit deformation of the bracket under operating loads.

US Pat. No. 10,036,407

CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING A PAIR OF INDEPENDENT HYDRAULIC METERING VALVES TO REDUCE BOOM OSCILLATIONS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

11. A method of controlling vibration in a boom, the method comprising:providing a hydraulic actuator including a pair of chambers;
providing a valve arrangement including a pair of counter-balance valves corresponding to the pair of chambers and further including a pair of control valves corresponding to the pair of chambers;
identifying a loaded chamber of the pair of chambers with at least one of the pair of control valves;
locking a corresponding one of the pair of counter-balance valves that corresponds to the loaded chamber; and
transmitting vibrating hydraulic fluid from a corresponding one of the pair of control valves that corresponds to an unloaded chamber of the pair of chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,036,304

LEADING-AIR TYPE TWO-STROKE AIR-COOLED ENGINE

Yamabiko Corporation, To...

1. A leading-air type two-stroke air-cooled engine introducing an air into a combustion chamber in an early phase of a scavenging stroke and subsequently introducing a fuel-air mixture in a crank chamber into the combustion chamber for scavenging, the engine comprising:a low-temperature scavenging passage communicating with the crank chamber and the combustion chamber and having the communication with the combustion chamber opened and closed by a piston; and
a high-temperature scavenging passage located opposite to the low-temperature scavenging passage, the high-temperature scavenging passage communicating with the crank chamber and the combustion chamber and having the communication with the combustion chamber opened and closed by the piston,
the high-temperature scavenging passage having a temperature during engine operation higher than that of the low-temperature scavenging passage,
the high-temperature scavenging passage having a capacity larger than that of the low-temperature scavenging passage.

US Pat. No. 10,035,025

CLOSE-PROXIMITY RANGE SHIFTING DEVICE FOR PROTON RADIOSURGERY

University of Iowa Resear...

1. A range shifting device for use in radiation beam treatment of a shallow target within a portion of a head of a patient, wherein the range shifting device comprises:a helmet comprising range shifting material, the helmet configured to be placed within close proximity of an outer surface of the head of the patient to reduce the distance between an entry point and the range shifting material.
US Pat. No. 10,038,216

PEO-BASED GRAFT COPOLYMERS WITH PENDANT FLUORINATED GROUPS FOR USE AS ELECTROLYTES

Seeo, Inc., Hayward, CA ...

1. A polymer electrolyte comprising:a graft copolymer comprising a plurality of PEO molecules and perfluoro functional groups grafted onto at least a portion of the plurality of PEO molecules; and
a metal salt;
wherein the PEO has a molecular weight between 10 and 500 KDa; and
wherein the perfluoro functional groups are selected from the group consisting of PFPE (perfluoropolyethers), polyvinylene fluoride, polyvinylfluoride, polytetrafluoroethylene, PFA (perfluoro alkanes), cyclic perfloro alkanes, and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,036,026

METHODS FOR DYNAMIC VECTOR ASSEMBLY OF DNA CLONING VECTOR PLASMIDS

Intrexon Corporation, Bl...

1. A method for making a transgene, comprising:(a) providing a cloning vector plasmid comprising first and second docking points, wherein each docking point comprises at least one endonuclease site of greater than six nucleotides, wherein the cloning vector plasmid further comprises a unique homing endonuclease site in a forward orientation located upstream from the 5? end of the first docking point and a unique homing endonuclease site in a reverse orientation located downstream from the 3? end of the second docking point;
(b) introducing a first nucleotide sequence into a first shuttle vector;
(c) introducing a second nucleotide sequence into a second shuttle vector; and
(d) transferring simultaneously the first nucleotide sequence and the second nucleotide sequence from the shuttle vectors to the cloning vector plasmid, between the first and second docking points.

US Pat. No. 10,039,174

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACKNOWLEDGING BROADCAST MESSAGES IN A WIRELESS LIGHTING CONTROL NETWORK

RAB Lighting Inc., North...

1. A lighting control system, comprising:a plurality of devices forming a wireless mesh network, each of the plurality of devices controlling at least one lighting fixture, and each of the plurality of devices configured as a repeater or an end-device; and
a gateway configured to operate as a coordinator of the wireless mesh network, the gateway further configured to send a message to the plurality of devices, and
wherein each plurality of devices:
receives the message,
delays for a period of time equal to one of a predetermined set of delay times after receiving the message, and
sends a response message to the gateway after delaying for the period of time.

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. 10,038,934

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. 10,038,923

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SHARING ENCODER OUTPUT

Verint Americas Inc., Al...

1. A method of sharing encoded video comprising:determining a video profile for each of a plurality of devices, wherein the video profile includes data on which video format or formats each of the plurality of devices is capable of receiving and processing;
determining if two or more of the video profiles are similar by determining if parameters associated with each video profile differ by less than a threshold value;
transmitting a first video stream encoded by a codec in a first format to the devices if they have similar profiles; and
transmitting simultaneously the first video stream and a second video stream encoded by the codec in different formats to the devices if they do not have similar profiles.

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. 10,037,858

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. 10,037,324

STOCHASTIC CHUNK-BASED MAP GENERATION

Electronic Arts Inc., Re...

1. A system for facilitating stochastic chunk-based map generation, the system comprising:non-transient electronic storage media storing individual tile chunks, the individual tile chunks including map tiles of different tile types for inclusion in one or more maps of a virtual space; and
one or more processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
obtain tile chunks so that the obtained tile chunks can be included in a map of the virtual space, wherein the obtained tile chunks include first and second tile chunks;
obtain one or more chunk placement rules indicating where the obtained tile chunks should be distributed within the map of the virtual space in relation to other tile chunks;
effectuate stochastic distribution of the obtained tile chunks over a map area in the map of the virtual space such that, responsive to obtaining the first and second tile chunks, the first and second tile chunks are stochastically distributed within the map area according to the chunk placement rules; and
effectuate distribution of individual map tiles between the distributed tile chunks on the map area.

US Pat. No. 10,037,105

METHOD FOR PREVENTING FALSE TOUCHES ON TERMINAL AND TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method for preventing false touches on a terminal, comprising:detecting a touch operation on a touch screen of a terminal, and obtaining a touch parameter of the touch operation;
judging whether the touch parameter matches a preset touch parameter; and
when the touch parameter matches the preset touch parameter, determining that the touch operation is an invalid operation, and ignoring the touch operation,
wherein the touch parameter comprises a press force value and a press duration, and judging whether the touch parameter matches the preset touch parameter comprises:
obtaining the maximum value of the press force value during the press duration;
recording a target duration from the detection of the touch operation until the press force value reaches the maximum value; and
determining that the touch parameter matches the preset touch parameter, based on a determination that the target duration is less than or equal to a preset duration.

US Pat. No. 10,035,401

BATTERY SYSTEM WITH HEAT EXCHANGE DEVICE

THUNDER POWER NEW ENERGY ...

1. A battery pack, comprising:a plurality of battery cells, wherein the plurality of battery cells are arranged in multiple battery cell rows, and each battery cell row comprises multiple battery cells;
one or more heat exchange spaces, wherein each heat exchange space is arranged between adjacent battery cell rows or at one side of each battery cell row;
a device configured to provide heat exchange to the battery pack, the device comprising a heat conduction medium passage arranged in the one or more heat exchange spaces, such that the heat conduction medium passage surrounds the multiple battery cells in each battery cell row; and
a heat conduction medium source configured to provide the heat conduction medium to the heat conduction medium passage; and, wherein
the heat conduction medium passage is provided with at least a first group of channels and a second group of channels, wherein
both the first group of channels and the second group of channels extend in a direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to a first axis running through two opposite ends of each battery cell and are arranged in parallel to a second axis running through all of the battery cells in the cell row, wherein the first axis and the second axis are orthogonal,
the first group of channels and the second group of channels are in contact with a surface of each battery cell,
the first group of channels is provided with at least one inlet and at least one outlet in a first direction such that heat conduction medium flows through the first group of channels in the first direction, wherein the conduction medium source is directly connected with the first group of channels at the at least one inlet of the first group of channels and injects the heat conduction medium to the first group channels from the at least one inlet of the first group of channels,
the second group of channels is provided with at least one inlet and at least one outlet in a second direction such that heat conduction medium flows through the second group of channels in the second direction, wherein the first direction is opposite of the second direction and wherein the conduction medium source is directly connected with the second group of channels at the at least one inlet of the second group of channels and injects the heat conduction medium directly to the second group channels from the at least one inlet of the second group of channels at the same time or substantially the same time as the conduction medium source injects the heat conduction medium to the first group channels from the at least one inlet of the first group of channels, and wherein the second group of channels and first group of channels are distinct and separate from each other such that the second group of channels and first group of channels are not connected through a turnaround section within a housing containing the plurality of battery cells, and
a heat insulation layer is disposed between the first group of channels and the second group of channels such that the first group of channels and the second group of channels are not in fluid communication with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,035,351

INK DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A system for industrial printing of a substrate, the system comprising:a gas enclosure housing a printhead device assembly having at least one printhead, wherein the printhead device assembly is mounted to a motion system;
a local ink delivery system mounted proximal the printhead device assembly and operably connected to the printhead device assembly, wherein the local ink delivery system comprises:
a local ink dispensing reservoir, wherein the local ink dispensing reservoir is configured to be in flow communication with a plurality of printheads for delivery of ink to the plurality of printheads; and
a local ink replenishment reservoir, wherein the local ink replenishment reservoir is configured to maintain a constant level of ink in the local ink dispensing reservoir; and
a bulk ink delivery system, wherein the bulk ink delivery system is configured to maintain a predetermined level of ink in the local ink replenishment reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,034,517

SOLE AND ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR HAVING A POD ASSEMBLY

REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. A sole, comprising:a midsole comprising a first material, the midsole forming an exterior portion of the sole;
a medial pod strip having a plurality of pods fluidly connected in series, wherein the medial pod strip extends from a heel portion of the sole to a toe portion of the sole along a medial side of the sole;
a lateral pod strip having a plurality of pods fluidly connected in series, wherein the lateral pod strip extends from the heel portion of the sole to the toe portion of the sole along a lateral side of the sole; and
an intermediate pod strip having a plurality of pods fluidly connected in series, wherein the intermediate pod strip is disposed intermediate the medial pod strip and the lateral pod strip and extends from the heel portion of the sole to the toe portion of the sole,
wherein at least a portion of a pod of the lateral pod strip extends laterally beyond an outer lateral edge of the midsole,
wherein the medial pod strip, the lateral pod strip, and the intermediate pod strip comprise a second material, and
wherein the first material is different than the second material.
US Pat. No. 10,035,857

REGULATORY T CELL MEDIATOR PROTEINS AND USES THEREOF

THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH...

1. A method of inhibiting cytokine expression by CD4+ and/or CD8+ T cells in a subject comprising an inflammatory condition which is not an autoimmune disease comprising the administration of an effective amount of a PD-L3 fusion protein.

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. 10,039,135

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. 10,039,060

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SETTING ANTENNAS OF MOBILE DEVICE, AND MOBILE DEVICE

HISENSE MOBILE COMMUNICAT...

1. An apparatus for setting antennas of a mobile device, the apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
a memory, wherein:
the memory is configured to store one or more computer readable program codes, and the one or more processors are configured to execute the one or more computer readable program codes to perform operations of:
functioning, by the mobile device, as a Wi-Fi relay connected with both a wireless access point and an electronic device, wherein the mobile device includes at least two Wi-Fi antennas to receive and transmit Wi-Fi data;
determining a communication type of communication between the wireless access point and the electronic device by counting proportions of respective protocols in data packets transmitted between the wireless access point and the electronic device, and determining the communication type of communication between the wireless access point and the electronic device based upon the proportions; and
adjusting a number of receiving antennas and a number of transmitting antennas among the Wi-Fi antennas according to the determined communication type.

US Pat. No. 10,038,627

SELECTIVE RULE MANAGEMENT BASED ON TRAFFIC VISIBILITY IN A TUNNEL

BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SY...

1. A switch, comprising:rule management circuitry configured to:
obtain a rule associated with a data flow within tunnel encapsulation of a tunnel, wherein the rule indicates how the flow is to be processed at the switch; and
apply an initial rule to a respective line card of the switch, wherein the initial rule is derived from a virtual network identifier of the obtained rule, and the virtual network identifier associated with the tunnel; and
inner packet circuitry configured to determine that a first inner packet, which is encapsulated with a first encapsulation header, belongs to the flow without decapsulating the first encapsulation header; and
wherein the rule management circuitry is further configured to apply the obtained rule to a line card associated with an ingress port of the encapsulated first inner packet.

US Pat. No. 10,038,547

METHOD FOR SYNCHRONISING A SERVER CLUSTER AND SERVER CLUSTER IMPLEMENTING SAID METHOD

BULL SAS, Les Clayes-Sou...

1. A method for synchronizing a server cluster comprising a plurality of nodes each provided with an internal clock and interconnected with each other by a clock interconnection network, said clock interconnection network comprising a plurality of cables or buses connecting the plurality of nodes together, wherein each cable or bus of said plurality of cables or buses forms part of a transmission segment, the method comprising:generating time-stamping information by the internal clock of a source chosen from the plurality of nodes in the server cluster;
transmitting, by the cables or buses of the clock interconnection network, said time-stamping information to the plurality of nodes in the server cluster from the source;
imposing, via at least one delay locked loop (DLL) of each transmission segment of the clock interconnection network, on the transmission segment a predetermined, constant transmissions time of the time-stamping information through the cable or bus of the transmission segment, wherein the imposed transmission time is a same, maximum value for the each transmission segment; and
responsive to receiving the time-stamping information by any one of the plurality of nodes in the server cluster, adjusting the internal clock of said one node based on both the time-stamping information and information relating to the cables or buses traversing between the source and said one node, wherein the information relating to the cables or buses traversing between the source and said one node comprises a number of cables or buses traversing between the source and said one node such that a total transmission time is derived at said one node based on the number and the imposed transmission time.

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. 10,037,461

BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION, AND NEAR-EYE WEARABLE DEVICE

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining, by a system comprising a processor in response to an access request, verification information for biometric authentication and at least one piece of depth information corresponding to at least one presentation depth of the verification information;
presenting, by the system via a display device, the verification information at the at least one presentation depth according to the at least one piece of depth information;
tracking, by the system via a near-eye device, gazing directions of at least one eye of a user during the presentation of the verification information;
determining, by the system at least based on the gazing directions, gaze point depth information of the at least one eye of the user during the presentation of the verification information; and
analyzing, by the system, whether the gaze point depth information is consistent with the at least one piece of depth information, to determine whether the biometric authentication succeeds.

US Pat. No. 10,037,460

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREDENTIAL AUTHENTICATION

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A machine-assisted method for screening a person, the method comprising:receiving, at a scanning device, an identification document presented by the person, the identification document showing (i) a machine-readable code that encodes personally identifiable information of the person, (ii) a biometric of the person, and (iii) printed information;
scanning the machine-readable code on the identification document to extract personally identifiable information of the person; and
in response to receiving determination results that the extracted personally identifiable information does not match a record stored at a database, providing an indication to select the person for manual screening during which the identification document is manually inspected, while in response to receiving determination results that the extracted personally identifiable information matches a record stored at the database, expediting screening of the person such that whether to admit the person is determined faster than manual inspection by:
automatically accessing data encoding the biometric of the person on the identification document for comparison with the person presenting the identification document;
in response to receiving a determination that the biometric on the identification document identifies the person presenting the identification document, automatically determining whether the identification document is digitally watermarked to carry payload data; and
in response to determining that the identification document is digitally watermarked, automatically retrieving the payload data from the digitally watermarked identification document.

US Pat. No. 10,036,799

DEVICE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE RELATIVE ORIENTATION BETWEEN TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD., Haif...

1. A device for determining a relative orientation between two different locations, said device comprising:an imager;
an inertial orientation sensor, firmly attached to said imager, for determining information relating to an orientation thereof, said inertial orientation sensor exhibiting drift; and
a processor coupled with said imager and with said inertial orientation sensor,
said processor configured to determine a first orientation measurement of said device according to the information related to the orientation of said inertial orientation sensor, when said device is oriented with a first orientation indicator and to determine a first time-tag associated with said first orientation measurement, said first orientation indicator being located at a first location,
said processor further configured to determine a second orientation measurement of said device according to the information related to the orientation of said inertial orientation sensor, when said device is oriented with a second orientation indicator and to determine a second time-tag associated with said second orientation measurement, said second orientation indicator being located at a second location,
said processor further configured to determine a third orientation measurement of said device according to the information related to the orientation of said inertial orientation sensor, when said device is oriented again with said first orientation indicator and to determine a third time-tag associated with said third orientation measurement,
said processor further configured to determine the drift associated with said inertial orientation sensor according to difference between said first orientation measurement and said third orientation measurement and the respective time-tags associated with said first and third orientation measurements,
said processor further configured to determine an angle difference between said first orientation indicator and said second orientation indicator according to said first orientation measurement and said second orientation measurement, said first and second time-tags and said drift.

US Pat. No. 10,034,891

INHIBITORS OF DIACYLGLYCEROL O-ACYLTRANSFERASE 1 (DGAT-1) AND USES THEREOF

Metabasis Therapeutics, I...

1. A compound of Formula (I), pharmaceutically acceptable salts or stereoisomers thereof,Q-G1-G2-G3-G4-Z  Formula (I)
wherein Q is

wherein R6 is an optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted heteroaryl group, wherein the optional substituents are one or more groups selected from a group H, (C1-C4)alkyl, halo, halo(C1-C4)alkyl, cyano, (C1-C4)alkoxy, (C1-C4)haloalkoxy, —C(O)xRa, —ORa —S(O)xRa, —NRaRb, —C(O)NRaRb, —NRaC(O)Rb, —NRaCO NRaRb, —S(O)2 NRaRb or —NRaS(O)2NRaRb where x is an integer of 1 or 2; and
T is N, CH or CMe;
G1 and G3 are independently selected from the group consisting of cyclo(C3-C8)alkylene, heterocyclo(C3-C8)alkylene, arylene and heteroarylene, optionally substituted with one or two groups independently selected from halo, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, cyano, (C1-C6)haloalkyl, (C1-C6)haloalkoxy, (C1-C4)perfluoroalkyl; —N(Ra Rb), —N(Ra)—C(O)(Ra), —C(O)N(Ra)2, —S(O)2N(Ra)2, —S(O)2(Rb), —C(O)(Ra), wherein Ra and Rb are independently selected from the group consisting of H, (C1-C8)alkyl, (C2-C8)alkenyl, (C2-C8)alkynyl, fluoro(C1-C8)alkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl and aryl(C1-C4)alkyl;
G2 is selected from the group consisting of a bond, (C1-C4)alkylene, (C2-C4)alkenylene, O, N(Ra)C(O), S and S(O)2, wherein Ra is selected from the group consisting of H, (C1-C8)alkyl, (C2-C8)alkenyl, (C2-C8)alkynyl, fluoro(C1-C8)alkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl and aryl(C1- C4)alkyl;
G4 is X—Y—;
wherein X is selected from null, O, NH, CO, CHOH, S or S(O)2; and Y is selected from (C1-C4)alkylene, C3-C8-cycloalkylene or heterocycloalkylene, —CH(R9)C(R10R11)— or —N(R9)C(R10R11)—;
wherein:
R10 and R11 are both hydrogen, and R9 is hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C2-C6)alkenyl, phenoxy-(C2-C6)alkyl, 1-methyl-1H-indol-3-yl, bis[(C1-C6)alkyl]amino-(C2-C6)alkyl, 1-piperidinyl-(C2-C6)alkyl, 1-pyrrolidinyl-(C2-C6)alkyl, or 1-morpholinyl-(C2-C6) alkyl; or R10 and R11 are both hydrogen and R9 is R12(CH2)m, where m is 0 to 3, and R12 is phenyl optionally substituted with one or more halogen, hydroxy, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, trifluoromethyl or cyano; or
R10 and R11 are both hydrogen and R9 is R12(CH2)m, where m is 0 to 3, and R12 is 2-pyridinyl, 3-pyridinyl, or 4-pyridinyl, each of which is optionally substituted with halogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, trifluoromethyl or cyano; or
R9 is hydrogen, and R10 and R11 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, form a three to five-membered ring, with 0 to 2 heteroatoms independently selected from O, S or N; or
R10 is hydrogen, and R9 and R11 together with the two carbon atoms to which they are attached, form a three- to six-membered ring with 0 to 2 heteroatoms independently selected from O, S or N;

Z is
X1 and X2 are independently selected from null, (C(RaRb))n, O, NRa, S or CO and n is 0 or 1; W is selected from H, (C1-C6)alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or (C3-C8)cycloalkyl; wherein each of the (C1-C6)alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl and cycloalkyl is independently substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of (C1-C8)alkyl, (C2-C8)alkenyl, (C2-C8)alkynyl, —CN, halogen, ethylenedioxy, methylenedioxy, haloalkyl, —ORa, —O—C(O)(Ra), —S(Ra), —S(O)(Rb), —S(O)2(Rb), —C(O)(Ra), —C(O)(ORa), —N(Ra)2, —N(Ra)—C(O)(Ra), —C(O)N(Ra)2, —S(O)2N(Ra)2, —(CRaRb)tORa, —(CRaRb)t—O—C(O)(Ra), —(CRaRb)tS(Ra), —(CRaRb)tS(O)(Rb), —(CRaRb)tS(O)2(Rb), —(CRaRa)tC(O)(Ra), —(CRaRb)tC(O)(ORa), —(CRaRb)tN(Ra Rb) —(CRaRb)tN(Ra)—C(O)(Ra), —(CRaRb)tC(O)N(Ra)2, —(CRaRa)tS(O)2N(Ra)2 and —(CRaRb)tRa, —(CRaRb)tP(O)(OH)2, and —(CRaRb)tP(O)(OH)(Ra), wherein t is an integer of 1, 2, 3, or 4 and Ra and Rb are independently selected from the group consisting of H, (C1-C8)alkyl, (C2-C8)alkenyl, (C2-C8)alkynyl, fluoro(C1-C8)alkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl and aryl(C1-C4)alkyl; X1 and X2 may be combined to form a 5-, 6- or 7-membered ring having from 0 to 3 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of NRa, O and S; or X1 or X2 may be combined with W to form a 5-, 6-or 7-membered fused ring having from 0 to 3 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of NRa, O and S; and
with a proviso that when X2 is O, then X1 is not (C(RaRb))n.

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. 10,039,066

AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL METHOD AND AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL CIRCUIT

NEC SPACE TECHNOLOGIES, L...

1. An automatic gain control method used in a receiver that includes: a variable gain amplifier to which a received signal is input; and an analog-to-digital convertor connected to an output of the variable gain amplifier, the method comprising:selecting a frequency of which a signal level output by the analog-to-digital convertor is smaller than other frequencies in a plurality of frequencies in a frequency bandwidth of the received signal; and
determining a gain for the variable gain amplifier based on a signal strength of a component of the selected frequency in the output of the analog-to-digital convertor,
wherein the selecting includes supplying the output of the analog-to-digital convertor to a digital filter having a pass band narrower than the frequency bandwidth,
and wherein a center frequency of the digital filter is variable is variable, and the selecting further includes detecting an amplitude of an output of the digital filter by changing the center frequency, and selecting the center frequency that makes the amplitude minimum.

US Pat. No. 10,039,045

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RELAYING BY MOBILE DEVICE

HISENSE MOBILE COMMUNICAT...

1. A mobile device comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing at least one instruction, the processor configured to execute the at least one instruction to:
connect to an external wireless access point through a station node of Wi-Fi, wherein the station node is inbuilt in the mobile device;
send a relay instruction to a Wi-Fi module inbuilt in the mobile device through a P2P node of Wi-Fi so that logon information of the mobile device is broadcasted, and one or more external electronic devices connect with the mobile device through the P2P node based on the logon information, wherein the P2P node is inbuilt in the mobile device;
enable a packet forward function to support forwarding of a data packet between different nodes of Wi-Fi that are inbuilt in the mobile device;
send a routing table for packet forwarding to the Wi-Fi module, wherein the routing table comprises a route between a first IP address of the P2P node and a second IP address of the station node; and
send configuration information of a network address translation (NAT) function to the Wi-Fi module so that the first IP address of the P2P node is translated and a data packet is forwarded between the station node and the P2P node.

US Pat. No. 10,039,000

HOST-SLAVE CONTROL SYSTEM AND ADDRESSING METHOD THEREOF

FSP TECHNOLOGY INC., Tao...

1. A host-slave control system, comprising:a plurality of slave devices, wherein each of the slave devices has a corresponding default identification code;
a host device coupled to and controlling the slave devices through a host-slave transmission interface; and
a first remote control device configured to emit a first addressing signal,
wherein when one of the slave devices receives the first addressing signal, the one of the slave devices sends a first addressing information to the host device to order the host device to assign a first address as an address of the one of the slave devices according to the first addressing information,
wherein the first addressing information comprises a first default identification code of the one of the slave devices, wherein the first address assigned to the one of the slave devices corresponds to the first default identification code,
wherein the first remote control device further returns a remote control setting information to the host device, wherein the remote control setting information comprises a remote control engineering code and an absolute position information,
wherein the first addressing information sent by the one of the slave devices in response to the first addressing signal further comprises a first device engineering code,
wherein the host device assigns the absolute position information to correspond to the first address when the host device determines that the remote control engineering code is matched with the first device engineering code.

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. 10,038,415

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. 10,037,973

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. 10,037,556

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. 10,037,434

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. 10,037,166

TRACKING MEMORY ALLOCATION

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A method for tracking memory allocation within shared memory comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, instructions to execute a process;
assigning, by the one or more processors, a process identifier to the process;
allocating, by the one or more processors, one or more blocks of the shared memory to store process specific data associated with the process, wherein the one or more blocks of the shared memory are addressable with a reference;
storing, by the one or more processors, the process identifier at an index in a first array;
storing, by the one or more processors, the reference to the one or more blocks of the shared memory at the index in a second array;
executing, by the one or more processors, the process;
determining a disruption in the execution of the process;
accessing, by the one or more processors, the first array to obtain the index comprising the process identifier;
accessing, by the one or more processors, the second array at the obtained index to obtain the reference to the one or more blocks of the shared memory; and
reinitializing, by the one or more processors, the process with the process specific data stored in the one or more blocks of the shared memory.

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. 10,037,012

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. 10,036,188

HINGE AND A FOLDABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH THE SAME

First Dome Corporation, ...

1. A hinge comprising:a base frame defining two guideways which are disposed opposite to each other in a front-and-rear direction and which are spaced apart from each other in the front-and-rear direction;
a mechanically transmitting assembly mounted on said base frame and partly disposed in said guideways; and
two support frames disposed opposite to each other in the front-and-rear direction, each of said support frames having an arcuate frame body which is configured to slidably engage a respective one of said guideways and which is coupled with said mechanically transmitting assembly, and a support frame body which extends laterally from said arcuate frame body to be disposed outwardly of said base frame, said support frames being rotatable about a rotating axis relative to said base frame to make synchronous rotation in opposite rotational directions through said mechanically transmitting assembly, the rotating axis being parallel to the front-and-rear direction and disposed above and spaced apart from said base frame in an upright direction.

US Pat. No. 10,036,088

SLIDING MEMBER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SLIDING MEMBER

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A method of manufacturing a sliding member, the method comprising the steps of:roughening one surface of a supporting layer which includes a first metallic material by first impact processing in which powder having a corner part with an acute angle, a particle size of 425 through 1180 ?m, and hardness of 400 through 500 Hv, collides with the one surface thereof;
applying a second metallic material to the roughened one surface of the supporting layer by thermal spraying and sintering the second metallic material together with the supporting layer to form a sliding layer along one surface of the supporting layer, the second metallic material being made of copper-based material, which is different from the first metallic material;
densifying the sliding layer following the steps of forming the sliding layer, by second impact processing in which spherical powder having a particle size of 1000 through 1700 ?m and hardness of 400 through 500 Hv collides with a surface of the sliding layer and applies such pressure that voids in the sliding layer are crumpled and the voids decrease; and
polishing the surface of the densified sliding layer.
US Pat. No. 10,035,820

COMPOUNDS WHICH INHIBIT NEURONAL EXOCYTOSIS

LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIA...

1. A compound of general formula (I):R1—Xm-AA1-AA2-AA3-AA4-AA5-AA6-AA7-Yp—Zq—R2  (I)
its stereoisomers, mixtures thereof and/or its cosmetically or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, wherein:
AA1 is selected from the group consisting of -Arg-, -Lys-, -Gln-, -Asn-, -Glu- and -Asp-;
AA2 is selected from the group consisting of -His-, -Gln-, -Asn-, -Glu- and -Asp-;
AA3 is selected from the group consisting of -Leu- and -Phe-;
AA4 is selected from the group consisting of -Lys-, -His-, -Gln-, and -Leu-;
AA5 is selected from the group consisting of -Arg-, -His-, -Lys-, -Gln-, -Asn-, -Glu- and -Asp-;
AA6 is selected from the group consisting of -Trp- and -Val-;
AA7 is selected from the group consisting of -Met-, -MetO— and -MetO2—;
X, Y, and Z are amino acids and are independently selected from amongst themselves;
m, p and q are independently selected from amongst themselves and have a value of 0 or 1;
m+p+q is smaller than or equal to 2;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of H, a polymer derived from polyethylene glycol, a non-cyclic substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic group, substituted or unsubstituted alicyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl and R5—CO—, wherein R5 is selected from the group consisting of H, a non-cyclic substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic group, substituted or unsubstituted alicyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl and substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylalkyl;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of —NR3R4, —OR3 and —SR3, wherein R3 and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, a polymer derived from polyethylene glycol, a non-cyclic substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic group, substituted or unsubstituted alicyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, and substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl;
wherein at least one of:
R1 is not H, and
R2 is not OH; and
R1 and R2 are not ?-amino acids.
US Pat. No. 10,034,936

METHOD OF INDUCING A CROSS-REACTIVE HIV-1 IMMUNE RESPONSE BY ADMINISTERING A COMPOSITION COMPRISING THE GBV-C E2 PROTEIN

The University of Iowa Re...

1. A method of inducing a cross-reactive anti-HIV-1 immune response in a subject comprising contacting said subject with an immunogenic composition comprising a GBV-C E2 polypeptide or fragment thereof comprising an epitope defined by GGAGLTGGFYEPLVRRC (SEQ ID NO:7) dispersed in a pharmaceutical carrier, buffer or medium.
US Pat. No. 10,036,042

METHOD FOR ISOMERIZING DOUBLE BONDS

Research Foundation of th...

1. A method for isomerizing a double bond, the method comprising sequential steps of:exposing a carotenoid substrate to an isomerase enzyme, wherein the carotenoid substrate comprises a conjugated double bond system with at least three double bonds including a central double bond, wherein the isomerase enzyme comprises a heme b cofactor, wherein the heme b cofactor comprises an iron having an iron (III) oxidation state and the central double bond in the carotenoid substrate has a cis stereochemistry, wherein the isomerase enzyme has fewer than four hundred residues and comprises SEQ ID NO: 11;
exposing the isomerase enzyme to a reducing agent in vitro such that the isomerase enzyme changes from the iron (III) oxidation state to an iron (II) oxidation state, wherein the isomerase enzyme isomerizes the central double bond when in the iron (II) oxidation state and does not isomerize the central double bond when in the iron (III) oxidation state; and
permitting the central double bond in the carotenoid substrate to undergo isomerization from the cis stereochemistry to a trans stereochemistry, wherein the isomerization is catalyzed by the isomerase enzyme, wherein the carotenoid substrate is 9,15,9?-cis-?-carotene and the central double bond is a 15-15? double bond of the carotenoid substrate.

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. 10,039,209

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. 10,038,442

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR CONTROLLING A TRANSISTOR

FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL Gmb...

1. A circuit arrangement for controlling a transistor having an insulated gate, the circuit arrangement comprising:(a) a gate driver for generating a driver signal between a positive pole and a negative pole with a first driver voltage for activating the transistor during an activation phase and a second driver voltage for deactivating the transistor during a deactivation phase;
(b) a capacitor parallel to a gate source junction of the transistor;
(c) an inductor for forming a resonant circuit with the capacitor;
(d) a switching element provided in the resonant circuit comprising an additional transistor; and
(e) a first freewheeling diode arranged parallel to the switching element;
wherein the gate driver for generating the driver signal is designed so that the driver signal is greater than or equal to 0 V;
wherein the resonant circuit is designed to recharge the capacitor to a negative gate-source voltage (UGS) less than the second driver voltage when deactivating the transistor with a change in the driver signal to the second driver voltage;
wherein the switching element is designed to separate the resonant circuit from the gate driver after recharging the capacitor;
wherein a part of the circuit arrangement is electrically downstream from the gate driver after output of the gate driver and is designed for voltage supply using the driver signal of the gate driver without requiring an additional voltage source to a voltage source supplying voltage to the gate driver; and
wherein the inductor is arranged between the additional transistor and the insulated gate of the transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,038,124

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

Dexerials Corporation, S...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a substrate;
a solid-state light-emitting element mounted on the substrate;
a circular tube-shaped member positioned on the substrate such as to surround the solid-state light-emitting element; and
a transparent resin portion including a cylindrical section that encloses the solid-state light-emitting element and that is in contact with an inner surface of the circular tube-shaped member, and a dome-shaped section that is positioned above the cylindrical section, wherein
the inner surface of the circular tube-shaped member is water repellent, and
the cylindrical section and the dome-shaped section contain a phosphor that is excited by light of a light-emission wavelength of the solid-state light-emitting element, and
among the phosphor contained in the transparent resin portion, a portion of the phosphor that is closest to the substrate is at a position at least 500 ?m higher than an upper edge of the solid-state light-emitting element and lower than an upper edge of the circular tube-shaped member.

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. 10,037,954

CHIP WITH I/O PADS ON PERIPHERIES AND METHOD MAKING THE SAME

Sunasic Technologies, Inc...

1. A chip with I/O pads on the peripheries, comprising:a substrate;
a first metal layer, formed above the substrate;
an inter-metal dielectric layer, formed above the first metal layer, having a plurality of concave portions formed along the peripheries of the chip so that a portion of the first metal layer is exposed to form an input-output (I/O) pad in each of the plurality of concave portions, wherein the plurality of concave portions are spaced apart from each other, and the I/O pads have a top surface lower than a top surface of the inter-metal dielectric layer;
a second metal layer, formed above the inter-metal dielectric layer; and
a passivation layer, formed above the second metal layer without covering the plurality of concave portions,
wherein the first metal layer and the second metal layer each contains a specific circuit;
wherein the inter-metal dielectric layer and the passivation layer together forms walls of the plurality of concave portions while leaving an opening along the peripheries of the chip in each of the plurality of concave portions; and
wherein the I/O pads forms a bottom surface of the plurality of concave portions.

US Pat. No. 10,037,945

PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND THREE DIMENSIONAL PACKAGE STRUCTURE

WIN Semiconductors Corp.,...

1. A package structure, wherein the package structure is a quad flat no-lead (QFN) package or a dual flat no-lead (DFN) package, the package structure comprising:at least a lead, for delivering at least a signal;
a ground lead;
a plurality of routing layers, disposed on the at least a lead and connected to the at least a lead, wherein a plurality of first holes are formed within the plurality of routing layers, the plurality of first holes comprise a plurality of inner first holes and a plurality of outer first holes, the plurality of inner first holes are formed within an upper routing layer of the plurality of routing layers, the plurality of outer first holes are formed within a lower routing layer of the plurality of routing layers and electrically connected to the at least a lead, and the plurality of inner first holes and the plurality of outer first holes are not vertically aligned;
a die, comprising a die-ground underneath the die, disposed on the plurality of routing layers and electrically connected to the plurality of inner first holes, wherein at least a second hole is formed within the die, the die generates or receives the at least a signal, and the at least a signal is delivered between a first side and a second side of the die through the at least a second hole; and
a molding cap, for covering the plurality of routing layers and the die;
wherein the plurality of routing layers are disposed between the at least a lead and the molding cap, such that the molding cap has no contact with the at least a lead;
wherein the at least a signal is delivered between the die and the at least a lead through at least a first hole among the plurality of first holes and the at least a second hole;
wherein a plurality of grounding holes are formed within the plurality of routing layers, and the plurality of grounding holes penetrate through the plurality of routing layers;
wherein the die-ground is electrically connected to the ground lead through the plurality of grounding holes;
wherein projection results of the plurality of inner first holes onto a bottom surface of the package structure overlap with the ground lead.

US Pat. No. 10,037,524

DYNAMIC PRIMARY ACCOUNT NUMBER (PAN) AND UNIQUE KEY PER CARD

First Data Corporation, ...

1. A method of processing a financial transaction by a user and related to a financial account having a real Primary Account Number (PAN), the method comprising:detecting, with a processor, initiation of the transaction with a device used as a presentation instrument in the transaction;
generating, with the processor, a Dynamic Transaction Cryptogram (DTC) at the device that is valid for a single transaction, the DTC encrypted at the device using a card key and based on personal information that is known to the user and that identifies the user;
generating, with the processor, a dynamic PAN at the device, the dynamic PAN comprising an encrypted form of the real PAN that is valid for the single transaction; and
providing both the DTC and the dynamic PAN from the device to a Point-of-Sale (POS) device for use in the transaction, wherein the provided dynamic PAN is decrypted in order to determine the real PAN for processing of the transaction, wherein the real PAN that is determined from the provided dynamic PAN is then used to retrieve a key corresponding to the card key, and wherein the DTC is provided in order to authenticate the transaction, using the retrieved key.

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. 10,037,108

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. 10,037,092

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. 10,036,935

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. 10,036,584

VARIABLE DIFFERENTIAL AND OFFSET CONTROL FOR REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS

Cornelius, Inc., Osseo, ...

1. A beverage dispensing system comprising:a beverage dispensing valve;
a refrigeration system having a compressor and an evaporator that is heat transfer coupled to a beverage to be dispensed via the beverage dispensing valve, wherein the beverage dispensing system has a cut-in beverage temperature set point that represents a maximum temperature that the beverage to be dispensed via the beverage dispensing valve is permitted to reach before the compressor is turned on and a cut-out beverage temperature set point that represents a minimum temperature that the beverage to be dispensed via the beverage dispensing valve is permitted to reach before the compressor is turned off;
a controller that calculates a cooling load demand on the beverage dispensing system based upon a sensed temperature of the beverage to be dispensed via the beverage dispensing valve and a sensed amount or rate of beverage being dispensed via the beverage dispensing valve; and
wherein the controller adaptively changes the cut-in beverage temperature set point and the cut-out beverage temperature set-point based upon the cooling load demand on the beverage dispensing system, wherein the controller adaptively changes a temperature differential between the cut-in beverage temperature set point and the cut-out beverage temperature set-point based upon the cooling load demand on the beverage dispensing system; wherein the controller increases the temperature differential when the amount or rate of beverage being dispensed via the beverage dispensing valve decreases so as to decrease a number of on/off cycles of the beverage dispensing system during a time of relatively low cooling load demand on the beverage dispensing system; and wherein the controller decreases the temperature differential when the amount or rate of beverage being dispensed via the beverage dispensing valve increases so as to increase a number of on/off cycles of the beverage dispensing system during a time of relatively high cooling load demand on the beverage dispensing system.

US Pat. No. 10,036,373

THERMAL PUMPING VIA IN SITU PIPES AND APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY...

1. A thermal-pumping apparatus, comprising:a plurality of volume structures, the plurality of volume structures including a first volume structure and a second volume structure,
the first volume structure defining a first volume, the first volume structure defining a first inlet opening and a first outlet opening in fluid communication with the first volume,
the second volume structure defining a second volume, the second volume structure defining a second inlet opening and a second outlet opening in fluid communication with the second volume;
a plurality of connection structures connecting the plurality of volume structures in series such that each one of the plurality of connection structures connects a corresponding two adjacent volume structures among the plurality of volume structures,
at least three of the plurality of volume structures being arranged end-to-end and extending laterally in a same direction,
the at least three of the plurality of volume structures each having a length greater than a width and the same direction corresponding to the lengths of the at least three of the plurality of volume structures,
the plurality of connection structures each including a one-directional valve configured to allow fluid flow between the corresponding two adjacent volume structures among the plurality of volume structures,
the plurality of connection structures including a first connection structure joining the first outlet opening of the first volume structure to the second inlet opening of the second volume structure, the one-directional valve of the first connection structure configured to allow fluid flow between the first volume structure and the second volume structure in one direction only from the first volume of the first volume structure to the second volume of the second volume structure;
a heat transfer structure that is a closed system with respect to the first volume structure, the heat transfer structure being configured to transfer thermal energy to the first volume structure using at least one of conduction and radiation such that a pressure in the first volume structure increases; and
a distributed control and information system (DCIS), the DCIS including a first volume structure sensor, a second volume structure sensor, and a connection structure sensor,
the first volume structure sensor being configured to measure at least one of a temperature, a level, and a pressure of fluid in the first volume structure,
the second volume structure sensor being configured to measure at least one of a temperature, a level, and a pressure of fluid in the second volume structure,
the connection structure sensor being configured to measure a flow rate of fluid through the first connection structure.

US Pat. No. 10,036,226

EARLY PRODUCTION SYSTEM FOR DEEP WATER APPLICATION

Trendsetter Vulcan Offsho...

1. An early production system, comprising:an Emergency Disconnect Package (“EDP”) including a first conduit having a fail-safe close production valve, a second conduit having a fail-safe close gas valve, and an EDP connector having a first port fluidly coupled to the first conduit and a second port fluidly coupled to the second conduit;
a production riser coupled between the first conduit of the EDP and a sea surface processing facility;
a gas export tubing coupled between the second conduit of the EDP and the sea surface processing facility;
a flow base including a third conduit having at least one production valve, an Independent Production Control System (“IPCS”) for controlling the at least one production valve, a fourth conduit having a fail-safe close gas valve, and a flow base connector having a third port fluidly coupled to the third conduit and a fourth port fluidly coupled to the fourth conduit;
a first jumper coupled between the third conduit of the flow base and a tree capping a wellbore; and
a second jumper coupled between the fourth conduit of the flow base a Pipeline End Termination (“PLET”),
wherein the flow base connector is detachably connectable to the EDP connector, wherein the first port and the third port are in fluid communication upon connection of the flow base connector with the EDP connector, and wherein the second port and the fourth port are in fluid communication upon connection of the flow base connector with the EDP connector.

US Pat. No. 10,035,692

FUNNEL AND RECEPTACLE DEFINED BY THE FUNNEL

MICHAEL HOERAUF MASCHINEN...

1. A funnel made from flat material, wherein a blank of flat material is shaped to form a funnel-shaped sleeve comprising an outlet opening, an inlet opening, and an opening angle, wherein the funnel-shaped sleeve has at least one swaged subregion to effect enlargement of the opening angle, wherein a region of the outlet opening of the flat material is turned over such that the outlet opening is stiffened, and wherein recesses are provided for relieving stresses during creation of the region of the outlet opening of the flat material that is turned over, the recesses being provided at an edge of the blank of flat material that forms the outlet opening following shaping of the funnel-shaped sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,034,646

MATERIAL DECOMPOSITION OF MULTI-SPECTRAL X-RAY PROJECTIONS USING NEURAL NETWORKS

Marquette University, Mi...

1. A method of processing x-ray images, the method comprising:training an artificial neural network to process only multi-spectral x-ray projections through objects whose equivalent thicknesses are desired to determine composition information in terms of equivalent thicknesses of at least one basis material;
providing a multi-spectral x-ray projection of an object whose equivalent thickness is desired, wherein the multi-spectral x-ray projection of the object contains energy content information describing energy content of the object whose equivalent thickness is desired;
wherein no multi-spectral x-ray projections containing energy content information describing a phantom are provided;
processing the multi-spectral x-ray projection with the artificial neural network to determine composition information about the object; and
providing the composition information about the object.

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. 10,039,141

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. 10,038,838

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.