US Pat. No. 10,054,970

ADAPTIVE GAIN CONTROL FOR VOLTAGE REGULATORS

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A voltage regulator configured to provide an output current at an output voltage at an output node, based on an input voltage at an input node, wherein the voltage regulator comprises,an output amplification stage comprising
a pass transistor for deriving the output current at the output node from the input voltage at the input node; and
a driver stage configured to set a gate voltage at a gate of the pass transistor based on a drive voltage;
wherein a gain of the output amplification stage is adjustable;
a differential amplification unit configured to determine the drive voltage in dependence of the output voltage and in dependence of a reference voltage; and
a gain control circuit configured to adjust the gain of the output amplification stage in dependence of the output current; wherein the gain control circuit is configured to adjust the gain by a gain delta if the output current changes by a current delta; and wherein a ratio of the gain delta and the current delta is equal to or smaller than a pre-determined transition threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,056,673

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REDUCING INTERFERENCE WITH ADJACENT SATELLITES USING A MECHANICALLY GIMBALED ASYMMETRICAL-APERTURE ANTENNA

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. An antenna for mounting on a mobile vehicle for communicating with a satellite, the antenna comprising:a radiating surface to produce a beam having an asymmetric antenna pattern, wherein the asymmetric antenna pattern has a narrow-beamwidth direction and a wide-beamwidth direction;
a beam steering apparatus responsive to commands to point the beam in a direction toward the satellite, the beam steering apparatus comprising:
an azimuth adjustment to adjust an azimuth angle of the beam;
an elevation adjustment to adjust an elevation angle of the beam; and
a skew adjustment to adjust a skew angle of the beam, wherein the skew adjustment changes at least one of the azimuth angle or the elevation angle for pointing the beam in the direction toward the satellite; and
control circuitry to provide the commands to the beam steering apparatus, wherein the provided commands are based on a location of the mobile vehicle, and wherein the provided commands further control the azimuth adjustment and the elevation adjustment to compensate for the changes in the at least one of the azimuth angle or the elevation angle due to the skew adjustment, to maintain the pointing of the beam in the direction toward the satellite.

US Pat. No. 10,051,842

BIRD FEEDER PERCH EXTENSION

Classic Brands, LLC, Den...

1. A perch extension for a bird feeder, the bird feeder having at least one perch, the perch extension comprising:an elongated perch body that defines a partially hollow interior, where the perch body interior is configured to contain at least a portion of the bird feeder perch; and a support member that defines a first end that is configured to be coupled to the perch body proximate the second end of the perch body, wherein the support member having a substantially semi-circular shape with a radius that is approximately the same as a radius of the bird feeder and the support member is configured to fit at least partially around the bird feeder.

US Pat. No. 10,055,363

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING AN INTERFACE UNIT OF A COMPUTER SYSTEM

dSPACE digital signal pro...

1. A method for configuring an interface unit of a computer system, the method comprising:providing the computer system with a first processor and a first data link between the first processor and the interface unit and a second processor is or is made to be stored in the interface unit;
providing the interface unit with at least two data channels, wherein a first input data channel is designed as a data channel for storing input data and a first output data channel is designed as a data channel for storing output data;
configuring a peripheral environment of the computer system such that the peripheral environment comprises at least two peripheral devices and the peripheral environment is configured to store input data in the first input data channel or to read output data from the first output data channel via a second data link;
configuring the interface unit to provide a data link for reading the input data stored in the first input data channel by the second processor and to provide a data link for storing output data in the first output data channel by the second processor;
storing a computer program in the computer system;
programming the first processor to execute the computer program and during the execution of the computer program, assigning a value, which is defined by the input data stored in the first input data channel to a variable of the computer program;
creating a sequence of processor commands and loading the sequence in the second processor;
starting, after the loading of the sequence in the second processor, the execution of the computer program by the first processor and the execution of the sequence by the second processor;
writing, during the execution of the sequence, a value defined by the data stored in the first input data channel, at a first memory address; and
creating a plurality of subsequences of processor commands,
wherein a first subsequence represents a routine for reading in and processing at least the data stored in the first input data channel,
wherein a second subsequence represents a routine for reading in and processing at least the data stored in a second input data channel or represents a routine for processing data generated by the first processor and for storing the processed data in the first output data channel, and
wherein the sequence is created by merging the subsequences into a series of subsequences.

US Pat. No. 10,056,459

SEMICONDUCTOR ARRANGEMENT

Nexperia B.V., Nijmegen ...

1. A semiconductor arrangement comprising:a substrate having a first trench formed therein;
a field plate layer arranged to extend along a base and a plurality of side walls within the first trench, the field plate layer having a thickness on the side walls so that the field plate layer defines a second trench within the side walls of the first trench; and
a trench fill material configured to substantially planarize the first and second trenches wherein the arrangement includes a barrier layer arranged to coat an internal surface of the second trench between the field plate layer and the trench fill material,
wherein the semiconductor arrangement includes a further barrier layer in the first trench between the substrate and the field plate layer, wherein the further barrier layer comprises the same material as the barrier layer.

US Pat. No. 10,053,194

MINIATURE SONOBUOY ADAPTER KIT WITH PNEUMATIC AIR DIVERTER VALVE

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. An adapter for launching miniature sonobuoys from a sonobuoy launching container comprising:a first cylindrical member disposed within the sonobuoy launching container, the first cylindrical member comprising:
a first end,
a second end, and
a first central passage extending from the second end to the first end;
a second cylindrical member disposed within the sonobuoy launching container in line with the first cylindrical member, the second cylindrical member comprising:
a third end,
a fourth end,
a sidewall extending from the fourth end to the third end,
at least one channel disposed within the sidewall, and
a second central passage extending from the fourth end to the third end, wherein the third end of the second cylindrical member is in abutment with the second end of the first cylindrical member and the first central passage is in fluid communication with the second central passage; and
a diverter mechanism disposed within the sonobuoy launching container in line with the first cylindrical member and the second cylindrical member, the diverter mechanism configured to automatically divert a first burst of air along the at least one channel of the second cylindrical member and automatically divert a subsequent second burst of air along the second central passage of the second cylindrical member.

US Pat. No. 10,056,969

SATELLITE FOR END-TO-END BEAMFORMING WITH ACCESS NODE CLUSTERS

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A satellite for providing communications between a plurality of access node clusters and a plurality of user terminals, wherein each access node cluster of the plurality of access node clusters comprises a plurality of access nodes geographically distributed within a corresponding access node area, and wherein the plurality of user terminals are geographically distributed over a user coverage area, the satellite comprising:a feeder-link antenna subsystem comprising a feeder-link element array to illuminate the plurality of access node clusters, the feeder-link element array comprising an array of cooperating feeder-link constituent transmit elements and an array of cooperating feeder-link constituent receive elements;
a user-link antenna subsystem comprising a user-link element array to illuminate the user coverage area, the user-link element array comprising an array of cooperating user-link constituent transmit elements and an array of cooperating user-link constituent receive elements;
a plurality of forward-link transponders, each coupled between a respective one of the feeder-link constituent receive elements and a respective one of the user-link constituent transmit elements; and
a plurality of return-link transponders, each coupled between a respective one of the user-link constituent receive elements and a respective one of the feeder-link constituent transmit elements.

US Pat. No. 10,058,006

LEVER RELEASE MECHANISM FOR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM CHASSIS SLED

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A chassis sled for carrying information handling resources, comprising:a sled housing;
a lever mechanically coupled to the sled housing and for aiding a user in engaging the chassis sled with and disengaging the chassis sled from a chassis; and
a lever release mechanism mechanically coupled to the sled housing and including the lever, the lever release mechanism configured to:
facilitate rotatable translation of the lever relative to the sled housing between a closed position and an open position and vice versa; and
in the closed position, slidably translate the lever between an unsecured position and a secured position and vice versa;
wherein the lever release mechanism further comprises an internal linking member slidably coupled to the sled housing; and
wherein the lever release mechanism further comprises a locking cam rotatably coupled to the sled housing and configured to, responsive to the lever being slidably translated from the secured position to the unsecured position, mechanically engage with the internal linking member such that the internal linking member is configured to disengage from the lever.

US Pat. No. 10,054,922

APPARATUS AND A SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING SENSORS

IPROTOXI OY, Oulu (FI)

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code;
at least one first interface comprising device addresses providing the apparatus a connection to at least one sensor or actuator to the apparatus, and one or more registers for monitoring and controlling the at least one sensor or actuator, each sensor or actuator comprising an identification;
at least one second interface providing a connection for communication with external devices;
the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to perform:
control the second interface to receive a message in symbol format, the message comprising at least a sender identification, a recipient identification and the register address of a sensor or actuator, and a request of a sensor value or a drive command to an actuator;
process using a protocol interface messages received from external devices via the at least one second interface, the messages related to sensors or actuators connected to the at least one first interface; the processing comprising translating the symbols format command to a protocol supported by the first interface the sensor or actuator is connected to;
direct using the at least one first interface the transformed message to the register address if the recipient identification is the identification of sensor or actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,052,678

WORKPIECE CONVEYING APPARATUS FOR A PRESSING MACHINE

AIDA ENGINEERING, LTD., ...

1. A workpiece conveying apparatus for conveying a workpiece in a conveying direction to a pressing machine, comprising:a rotary base rotatable about a first axis extending substantially perpendicular to the conveying direction;
a first arm having a proximal end that is pivotally supported by the rotary base so as to be rockable within a first plane two-dimensionally extending substantially along the first axis and a first direction substantially perpendicular to the conveying direction and the first axis;
a coupler pivotally supported on a distal end of the first arm so as to be rockable within a second plane substantially parallel to the first plane;
a second arm having a proximal end that is mounted to the coupler so as to be rockable within a third plane intersecting with the second plane;
a cross bar mounted to a distal end of the second arm so as to be rockable within a fourth plane substantially parallel to the third plane; and
a workpiece holding device mounted to the cross bar for holding the workpiece, wherein
the first axis extends through a coupling portion between the rotary base and the first arm from a top to a bottom of the workpiece conveying apparatus,
the rotary base, the first arm, and the second arm being arranged from the top to the bottom of the workpiece conveying apparatus in that order along the first axis, and
the second arm has a distal end positioned at a side opposite to the proximal end mounted to the coupler, relative to the first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,056,586

BATTERY CONTAINING BODY AND POWER STORAGE DEVICE

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A battery containing body that can be inserted to and removed from a power storage device, wherein the battery containing body has a flat shape;a handle is provided at an end portion on a front side in an insertion direction to the power storage device;
at least at a lower end portion from among the lower end portion and an upper end portion when the battery containing body is inserted upright, a recess portion for supporting the lower end portion is provided;
at the lower end portion, a first lower end portion-side projection portion extending in the insertion direction, and a second lower end portion-side projection portion extending in the insertion direction and being provided apart from the first lower end portion-side projection portion are provided, the first lower end portion-side projection portion and the second lower end portion-side projection portion being aligned on a same straight line; and
the recess portion provided at the lower end portion is formed by a space between the first lower end portion-side projection portion and the second lower end portion-side projection portion, wherein the recess portion is on the same straight line as the first lower end portion-side projection portion and the second lower end portion-side projection portion.

US Pat. No. 10,052,716

MANUFACTURE OF A DRUM FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC, London ...

1. A method for the manufacture of a blisk drum for use in a gas turbine engine, the method comprising, in sequence;providing a plurality of disc forging, at least one of which is proportioned to enable a blisk to be cut from the forging and each including sacrificial material;
arranging two disc forging in axial alignment for welding in an inertia welding machine;
performing inertia welding to provide a joined disc forging;
fashioning at least some of the sacrificial material into blades whereby to form a blisk drum;
wherein the sacrificial material on a disc forging is configured to provide at least one planar force balancing surface to which an axial force can be applied during inertia welding and at least one holding surface which can be fixed in position with respect to an inertia welding machine used to perform the inertia welding.

US Pat. No. 10,055,086

MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a memory configured to store 2D map data and 3D data for generating a 3D view;
a touchscreen configured to display information; and
a controller configured to:
cause the touchscreen to display a 2D map using the stored 2D map data;
receive a touch input to a first point on the displayed 2D map toward a first direction;
generate a 3D view corresponding to the displayed 2D map in response to the received touch input, wherein the generated 3D view is based on the stored 3D data and has a first viewpoint location corresponding to the first point and is toward the first direction; and
cause the touchscreen to display the generated 3D view.

US Pat. No. 10,053,806

SEWING MACHINE AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PATTERN DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A sewing machine that is capable of sewing a combined embroidery pattern on a work cloth on the basis of stored pattern data, the sewing machine comprising:a storage unit configured to store a plurality of pieces of pattern data respectively corresponding to a plurality of embroidery patterns, each of the plurality of pieces of pattern data being respectively associated with condition information, the condition information:
specifying an embroidery pattern combinable with the embroidery pattern corresponding to the pattern data for which the condition information is associated; and
being information for specifying a size of an embroidery pattern of the pattern data; and
a controller configured to control the sewing machine to:
select one piece of pattern data from the plurality of pieces of the pattern data stored in the storage unit;
randomly extract a plurality of other pieces of the pattern data of other embroidery patterns determined to be combinable with the embroidery pattern corresponding to the selected one piece of pattern data on the basis of the condition information associated with the selected one piece of pattern data;
generate images of a plurality of combined embroidery patterns as a combination of a plurality of embroidery patterns respectively corresponding to the extracted plurality of other pieces of the pattern data and an embroidery pattern corresponding to the selected one piece of pattern data; and
display the images of the generated combined embroidery patterns on a display.

US Pat. No. 10,057,887

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRIGGERING BUFFER STATE REPORTING BSR

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A method for triggering a Buffer Status Reporting (BSR), the method comprising:determining, by a user equipment, the size of padding resources when the user equipment composes a D2N MAC PDU, wherein the D2N MAC PDU is a device to network media access control protocol data unit; and
deciding, by the user equipment, whether to trigger a D2D padding BSR, according to the size of the padding resources, and the priority of D2D padding BSR MAC CE, wherein the D2D padding BSR MAC CE is a media access control layer control element for carrying a device to device communication padding buffer status reporting, and the D2D padding BSR is a device to device communication padding buffer status reporting;
wherein determining the size of the padding resources comprises:
subtracting resources from uplink resources of the user equipment in a sub-frame where the D2N MAC PDU is located, wherein the resources include:
resources occupied by an D2N MAC CE other than D2N MAC CE for carrying a D2N padding BSR, wherein the occupied resources comprise resources occupied by a first MAC sub-header and a first payload;
resources occupied by logical channel data over a D2N link other than an Uplink Common Control Channel (UL-CCCH), wherein the occupied resources comprise resources occupied by a second MAC sub-header and a second payload; and
resources occupied by an D2D MAC CE other than D2D MAC CE for carrying a D2D padding BSR, wherein the occupied resources comprise resources occupied by a third MAC sub-header and a third payload.

US Pat. No. 10,058,018

FLEXIBLE ASSEMBLY MACHINE, SYSTEM AND METHOD

UNIVERSAL INSTRUMENTS COR...

1. An assembly machine comprising:a plurality of track modules, each track module including a section of track, the plurality of track modules connectable to form a continuous circuitous track, the continuous circuitous track configured to receive a dispensing head, the dispensing head configured to rotate about the continuous circuitous track and at least partially assemble an unfinished product;
a first feeder module mechanically-attached to a first length of the continuous circuitous track, configured to feed a component to the dispensing head; and
a first placement module mechanically-attached to a second length of the continuous circuitous track, configured to receive the unfinished product, wherein the dispensing head is configured to place the component on the unfinished product;
wherein the assembly machine is reconfigurable by attaching or removing one or more of the plurality of track modules, the first feeder module and the first placement module.

US Pat. No. 10,056,526

DEEP ULTRAVIOLET LED AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

MARUBUN CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A deep ultraviolet LED with a design wavelength ?, comprising, sequentially arranged from a side opposite to a substrate, a reflecting electrode layer, a metal layer, a p-GaN contact layer, a p-AlGaN layer that is transparent to light with the wavelength ?, one of a multi-quantum barrier layer or an electron blocking layer, a barrier layer, and a quantum well layer,wherein:
a thickness of the p-AlGaN layer is less than or equal to 100 nm,
a reflecting photonic crystal periodic structure having a plurality of voids is provided in a region in a thickness direction including at least an interface between the p-GaN contact layer and the p-AlGaN layer such that the reflecting photonic crystal periodic structure does not extend beyond the p-AlGaN layer in a direction of the substrate,
maximum light extraction efficiency is obtained when a distance from end faces of the voids in the direction of the substrate to the quantum well layer is greater than or equal to a total thickness of the barrier layer and the one of the multi-quantum barrier layer or the electron blocking layer and less than or equal to 80 nm, and a depth h of each void is less than or equal to a total thickness of the p-AlGaN layer and the p-GaN contact layer,
the reflecting photonic crystal periodic structure has a photonic band gap that opens for TE polarized components,
a period a of the photonic crystal periodic structure satisfies a Bragg condition with respect to light with the design wavelength ?,
an order m in a formula of the Bragg condition satisfies 1?m?5, and
provided that a radius of each void is R, R/a with which the photonic band gap becomes maximum is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,054,412

ROTARY-TYPE MECHANISMS FOR INERTIAL IGNITERS FOR THERMAL BATTERIES AND G-SWITCHES FOR MUNITIONS AND THE LIKE

OMNITEK PARTNERS LLC, Ro...

1. A mechanism comprising:a toggle link rotatably connected to a base structure about a pivot point;
a first element disposed on a surface of the toggle link at a first position on the toggle link;
a second element disposed on the base structure;
a biasing element having a first end attached to the base structure and a second end attached to the toggle link such that the biasing element biases the first element towards engagement with the second element, the second end of the biasing element being attached to the toggle link at a second position located between the pivot point and the first position; and
a blocking element movably disposed between a blocking position blocking movement of the toggle link and an actuated position allowing the first element of the toggle link to move towards the second element when the base structure undergoes an acceleration event greater than a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,057,966

CONNECTED LIGHTING SYSTEM

iLumisys, Inc., Troy, MI...

1. A computer-implemented method performed by at least one processor, the method comprising:presenting in a user interface (UI), by the at least one processor, a representation of a plurality of light sources for which a corresponding wireless advertising signal has been received;
in response to detecting, by the at least one processor, a selection through the UI of a first light source from the plurality of light sources, sending a wireless signal to instruct the first light source to activate a visual indicator that is a component of the first light source, wherein the visual indicator provides a visible indication of a presence of the first light source, wherein the representation of the first light source in the UI is altered while the visual indicator of the first light source is active;
receiving through the UI, by the at least one processor, an indication that the first light source is included in a group or that the first light source is designated as a stand-alone light source and, in response, adding the first light source to a wireless network; and
storing, by the at least one processor, group information indicating that the first light source is in the group or is a stand-alone light source.

US Pat. No. 10,056,550

POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBON COPOLYMERS AND THEIR USE AS ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTORS

SMARTKEM LIMITED, Manche...

1. A Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Copolymer (PAHC) comprising a random copolymer of at least one heteroacene monomer unit having the Formula (A) and at least one monomer unit having the Formula (B):
wherein monomers of Formula (A) can be the pure cis isomer, or the pure trans isomer, or a mixture of the cis and trans isomers;
Y1 and Y2 are independently O, S, Se or NR??
R?? is H or cyclic, straight-chain or branched C1 to C10 alkyl group,
k is 0 or 1
l is 0 or 1
wherein each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, and R14, which may be the same or different, independently represents hydrogen; a branched or unbranched, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C40 alkyl group; a branched or unbranched, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C40 alkenyl group; a branched or unbranched, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C40 alkynyl group; an optionally substituted C3-C40 cycloalkyl group; an optionally substituted C6-C40 aryl group; an optionally substituted C1-C40 heterocyclic group; an optionally substituted C1-C40 heteroaryl group; an optionally substituted C1-C40 alkoxy group; an optionally substituted C6-C40 aryloxy group; an optionally substituted C7-C40 alkylaryloxy group; an optionally substituted C2-C40 alkoxycarbonyl group; an optionally substituted C7-C40 aryloxycarbonyl group; a cyano group (—CN); a carbamoyl group (—C(?O)NR15R16); a carbonyl group (—C(?O)—R17); a carboxyl group (—CO2R18) a cyanate group (—OCN); an isocyano group (—NC); an isocyanate group (—NCO); a thiocyanate group (—SCN) or a thioisocyanate group (—NCS); an optionally substituted amino group; a hydroxy group; a nitro group; a CF3 group; a halo group (Cl, Br, F, I); —SR19; —SO3H; —SO2R20; —SF5; an optionally substituted silyl group; a C2-C10 alkynyl group substituted with a —SiH2R22 group, a C2-C10 alkynyl substituted with a —SiHR22R23 group, or a C2-C10 alkynyl moiety substituted with a —Si(R22)x(R23)y(R24)z group;
wherein each of R6 and R13, which may be the same or different, independently represents a branched or unbranched, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C40 alkyl group; a branched or unbranched, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C40 alkenyl group; a branched or unbranched, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C40 alkynyl group; an optionally substituted C3-C40 cycloalkyl group; an optionally substituted C6-C40 aryl group; an optionally substituted C1-C40 heterocyclic group; an optionally substituted C1-C40 heteroaryl group; an optionally substituted C1-C40 alkoxy group; an optionally substituted C6-C40 aryloxy group; an optionally substituted C7-C40 alkylaryloxy group; an optionally substituted C2-C40 alkoxycarbonyl group; an optionally substituted C7-C40 aryloxycarbonyl group; a cyano group (—CN): a carbamoyl group (—C(?O)NR15R16); a carbonyl group (—C(?O)—R17); a carboxyl group (—CO2R18) a cyanate group (—OCN): an isocyano group (—NC): an isocyanate group (—NCO): a thiocyanate group (—SCN) or a thioisocyanate group (—NCS): an optionally substituted amino group; a hydroxy group; a nitro group; a CF3 group; a halo group (Cl, Br, F, I): —SR19: —SO3H: —SO2R20: —SF5; an optionally substituted silyl group; a C2-C10 alkynyl group substituted with a —SiH2R22 group, a C2-C10 alkynyl substituted with a —SiHR22R23 group, or a C2-C10 alkynyl moiety substituted with a —Si(R22)x(R23)y(R24)z group;
wherein each R22 group is independently selected from the group consisting of a branched or unbranched, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 alkyl group, a branched or unbranched, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C10 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C20 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C10 alkenyl group, and a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C20 cycloalkylalkylene group;
each R23 group is independently selected from the group consisting of a branched or unbranched, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 alkyl group, a branched or unbranched, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C10 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C10 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C20 cycloalkyl group, and a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C20 cycloalkylalkylene group;
R24 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a branched or unbranched, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C10 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C20 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C20 cycloalkylalkylene group, a substituted C5-C20 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C20 arylalkylene group, an acetyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C20 heterocyclic ring comprising at least one of O,N,S and Se in the ring;
wherein x=1 or 2; y=1 or 2; z=0 or 1; and (x+y+z)=3;
wherein each of R15, R16, R18, R19 and R20 independently represent H or optionally substituted C1-C40 carbyl or hydrocarbyl group optionally comprising one or more heteroatoms;
wherein R17 represents a halogen atom, H or optionally substituted C1-C40 carbyl or C1-C40 hydrocarbyl group optionally comprising one or more heteroatoms;
wherein k and 1 are independently 0, 1 or 2;
wherein at least two of R1, R2, R3, R4, R8, R9, R10 and R11 are a bond, represented by —*, to another monomer unit having the Formula (A) or (B), and
wherein each R1?, R2?, R3? and R4?, each of which may be the same or different, is selected from the same group as R1, R2, R3, R4.

US Pat. No. 10,056,361

LIGHTING DEVICE INCLUDING A THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE BODY AND A SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A lighting device comprising:a body formed of a thermally conductive, electrically insulating material, the body including a top portion and an elongated member extending from the top portion, the elongated member being narrower than the top portion of the body;
a plurality of conductive pads and a thermal pad embedded in the thermally conductive, electrically insulating material of the body and exposed at a mounting area on the top portion; and
a semiconductor light emitting device disposed in the mounting area and connected to the body through the plurality of conductive pads and the thermal pad.

US Pat. No. 10,056,968

SATELLITE FOR END-TO-END BEAMFORMING WITH NON-OVERLAPPING FEEDER FREQUENCIES

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A satellite for providing communications between a plurality of access nodes and a plurality of user terminals, the plurality of access nodes geographically distributed over an access node coverage area and the plurality of user terminals geographically distributed over a user coverage area, the satellite comprising:a feeder-link antenna subsystem to illuminate the plurality of access nodes, wherein the feeder-link antenna subsystem comprises a plurality of cooperating feeder-link constituent transmit elements and a plurality of cooperating feeder-link constituent receive elements;
a user-link antenna subsystem to illuminate the user coverage area comprising a plurality of cooperating user-link constituent transmit elements and a plurality of cooperating user-link constituent receive elements;
a first plurality of forward-link transponders, each coupled between one of the feeder-link constituent receive elements and one of the user-link constituent transmit elements, the first plurality of forward-link transponders receiving first forward composite uplink signals over a first frequency range and outputting first forward composite downlink signals over a second frequency range; and
a second plurality of forward-link transponders, each coupled between one of the feeder-link constituent receive elements and one of the user-link constituent transmit elements, the second plurality of forward-link transponders receiving second forward composite uplink signals over a third frequency range and outputting second forward composite downlink signals over the second frequency range,
wherein each of the first forward composite uplink signals is a superposition of a first plurality of forward uplink signals transmitted by the plurality of access nodes over the first frequency range, each of the second forward composite uplink signals is a superposition of a second plurality of forward uplink signals transmitted by the plurality of access nodes over the third frequency range, and the third frequency range is non-overlapping with the first frequency range, wherein the first forward composite downlink signals and the second forward composite downlink signals transmitted by the user link constituent elements superpose to contribute to forming a user beam.

US Pat. No. 10,053,091

SPRING SYSTEM-BASED CHANGE LANE APPROACH FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for operating an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:in response to a request for changing lane, perceiving one or more objects surrounding an autonomous vehicle;
for each of the perceived objects, assigning, by a spring analyzer executed by a processor, a virtual spring connecting the object and the autonomous vehicle, wherein each virtual spring is associated with a specific spring model to generate a force based on relative positions of an associated object and the autonomous vehicle;
aggregating, by a lane analyzer executed by the processor, one or more forces generated from one or more virtual springs corresponding to the one or more surrounding objects to generate an aggregated force;
determining one or more lane-changing parameters for the autonomous vehicle based on the aggregated force and a direction of the aggregated force, including determining a turning angle of changing lane based on the direction of the aggregated force; and
controlling by a control module the autonomous vehicle to change lane from a first lane to a second lane based on the one or more lane-changing parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,055,847

METHOD FOR INCREASING RELIABILITY IN MONITORING SYSTEMS

Axis AB, Lund (SE)

1. A method for detecting an object crossing event at a predetermined first line in a scene captured by a motion video camera, the method comprising:determining from images of the scene captured by the motion video camera if an object image crosses the predetermined first line;
calculating a size value relating to the size of the object image crossing the predetermined first line;
setting a line distance value to a value calculated from the shortest distance between a contact point of the object with the predetermined first line and a predetermined second line; and
generating an object crossing event signal if a relation between the calculated size value and the line distance is within a predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 10,052,705

3D TSV ASSEMBLY METHOD FOR MASS REFLOW

UNIVERSAL INSTRUMENTS COR...

1. A method comprising:a) picking up a plate with a nozzle at an assembly machine, the plate including at least one opening to allow air to flow therethrough;
b) picking up a die with the nozzle such that the plate is located between the nozzle and the die to create a first plate and die combination;
c) placing the first plate and die combination onto one of a device, substrate or another die such that the plate is located on top of the die;
d) populating a plurality of plate and die combinations, including the first plate and die combination, on the one of the device, substrate or another die by repeating steps a)-c) at least once;
e) transferring, after the populating, the plurality of plate and die combinations and the one of the device, substrate or another die and the die from the assembly machine to a heat chamber;
f) heating the one of the device, substrate or another die and the die and the plurality of plate and die combinations in the heat chamber to permanently attach the dies of the plurality of plate and die combinations to the one of the device, substrate or another die;
g) transferring, after the heating, the one of the device, substrate or another die and the plurality of plate and die combinations to a plate removal machine; and
h) removing the plates of the plurality of plate and die combinations from the dies of the plurality of plate and die combinations by the plate removal machine.

US Pat. No. 10,058,003

ELECTRONIC DEVICE STORAGE APPARATUS WITH AN ENHANCED SELF-LOCKING MECHANISM IN COMMUNICATION WITH A SLIDABLE COVER

1. An electronic device storage apparatus with an enhanced self-locking mechanism in communication with a slidable cover, the electronic device storage apparatus comprising:an electronic assembly comprising a connector coupled to a circuit board;
an enclosure disposed around the circuit board of the electronic assembly such that the connector protrudes outside the enclosure, the enclosure comprising a pair of collapsible brackets pivotably mounted to the enclosure and configured to pivotably adjust to an open position away from the circuit board or a closed position against the circuit board, the enclosure comprising a pair of locking tabs protruding from opposing side walls of the enclosure; and
a protective sheath slidably mounted to a portion of the enclosure and comprising an outer surface, an inner surface and an end opening, the inner surface of the protective sheath comprising a pair of opposing inner walls comprising a first pair of recesses extending into the opposing pair of inner walls and a second pair of recesses extending into the opposing pair of inner walls;
wherein the pair of collapsible brackets in the closed position permits the pair of locking tabs of the enclosure to slidably adjust against the pair of opposing inner walls of the protective sheath to engage with the first pair of recesses in a first locking position to extend the connector of the electronic assembly through the end opening of the protective sheath for an exposure for use, wherein the pair of collapsible brackets in the closed position permits the pair of locking tabs of the enclosure to slidably adjust against the pair of opposing inner walls of the protective sheath to engage with the second pair of recesses in a second locking position to retract the connector of the electronic assembly within the protective sheath for a storage.

US Pat. No. 10,057,914

BLUETOOTH DEVICE AND DATA SCHEDULER

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A method of wireless data transmission, the method being performed by one or more processors of a computing device and comprising:receiving sets of sensor data, each set of sensor data being associated with a respective sensor measurement associated with a vehicle;
determining a priority for each of the sets of sensor data based on an amount of data stored for that sensor measurement in a plurality of data queues, including at least a higher priority queue and a lower priority queue;
selectively storing each of the sets of sensor data in one of the plurality of data queues based on a threshold data throughput rate of a wireless network and the priority of each set of sensor data; and
transmitting, to a second computing device via the wireless network, at least some of the sets of sensor data from the plurality of data queues based on a current data throughput rate of the wireless network and a priority level of each of the data queues, including transmitting a set of sensor data stored in the lower priority queue when the current data throughput rate exceeds the threshold data throughput rate.

US Pat. No. 10,053,435

FUROXAN COMPOUND, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SAME

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A fluorofuroxan compound represented by general formula (1) or (2) below:
in each formula, R1 represents a hydroxyl group, an alkyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms, an alkynyl group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 4 to 30 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, an alkenyloxy group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms, an alkynyloxy group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms, an aryloxy group having 4 to 30 carbon atoms, an alkylsulfonyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, an alkenylsulfonyl group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms, an alkynylsulfonyl group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylsulfonyl group having 4 to 30 carbon atoms, an acyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, an alkoxycarbonyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, an aryloxycarbonyl group having 4 to 30 carbon atoms, a thiocarbonyl group, a carboxyl group, an amino group, a monoalkylamino group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a dialkylamino group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms, a monoarylamino group having 4 to 30 carbon atoms, a diarylamino group having 8 to 30 carbon atoms, a carbonylamino group, a sulfonylamino group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an alkylsulfinyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylsulfinyl group having 4 to 30 carbon atoms, an alkylthio group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylthio group having 4 to 30 carbon atoms, a phosphoryl group, a dialkylaminocarbonyl group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms, or a monoalkylaminocarbonyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,052,572

UNDERDRAIN FILTER BLOCK

XYLEM WATER SOLUTIONS ZEL...

1. An underdrain filter block comprising:a top wall;
a pair of side walls extending from the top wall;
a transverse wall extending between the pair of side walls;
first and second ribs each extending downwardly from the transverse wall across an entire width of the transverse wall from one of the pair of side walls to the other of the pair of side walls, wherein the first and second ribs are continuously joined to a bottom surface of the transverse wall across the entire width of the transverse wall; and
a wall segment below the transverse wall extending from the first rib to the second rib to define a grout chamber configured to receive grout during installation of the underdrain filter block.

US Pat. No. 10,057,744

INFORMATION EXCHANGE FOR HAND-HELD ELECTRONIC DEVICES

THOMAS LICENSING, Issy l...

1. A method for a first device comprising:transmitting a first type of information if a first antenna of the first device is stimulated by an electromagnetic field; and
transmitting a second type of information if a second antenna of the first device is stimulated by the electromagnetic field; and transmitting a fourth type of information if a third antenna of the first device is stimulated by the electromagnetic field.

US Pat. No. 10,058,013

ENVIRONMENT-CONTROLLED COOLING MODE SELECTION FOR A MODULAR DATA CENTER BASED ON DETECTION OF CONTAMINANTS AND PARTICULATES IN OUTSIDE AIR

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. A cooling system that circulates cooling aft through information technology (IT) modules within a large scale information handling system (IHS), the cooling system comprising:an air handling unit (AHU) to direct cooling air through an IT module;
an ambient condition interface in communication with at least one outside contamination sensor to determine a level of a contaminant in outside air;
a controller in communication with the ambient condition interface and the AHU and which causes the cooling system to selectively operate in one of four modes from among a normal mode, a mixed mode, a mechanical trimmed mode, and a closed mode, wherein an intake damper is open in each of the normal mode, mixed mode, and trim mode, and is closed in the closed mode and a recirculation damper is open in the closed mode, closed in the open mode, and modulated between open and closed in each of the mixed mode and trim mode, the controller causing the cooling system to:
determine a level of a contaminant in the outside air;
determine whether the level of the contaminant exceeds a threshold;
and in response to determining that the level of the contaminant exceeds the threshold, place the cooling system in the closed mode and trigger the AHU to perform cooling via a mechanical cooling mode that includes closing an intake for outside air into the AHU, recirculating air within an IT module via the AHU, closing an exhaust damper, and turning on a chiller;
and in response to the level of contaminants not exceeding the threshold and other detected ambient conditions being favorable to using outside air to cool the IHS, configure the AHU to perform cooling using the outside air in one of the normal mode, mixed mode, and trim mode based on ambient/outside air conditions of temperature and humidity.

US Pat. No. 10,057,899

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING FRAME

NEWRACOM, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A method of transmitting a frame by a device in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:generating a High Efficiency signal A (HE-SIG-A) field including a symbol having a first subcarrier spacing, the HE-SIG-A field carrying common signaling information for a plurality of receiving devices, the HE-SIG-A field occupying a 20 MHz bandwidth;
generating a High Efficiency signal B (HE-SIG-B) field carrying HE-SIG-B information, the HE-SIG-B information including dedicated signaling information for each of the plurality of receiving devices, and the HE-SIG-B field occupying the 20 MHz bandwidth;
generating a data field including a symbol having a second subcarrier spacing narrower than the first subcarrier spacing, the data field carrying data for the plurality of receiving devices; and
transmitting a frame including the HE-SIG-A field, the HE-SIG-B field, and the data field,
wherein an upper 10 MHz of the 20 MHz bandwidth in the HE-SIG-B field carries the HE-SIG-B information, and a lower 10 MHz of the 20 MHz bandwidth in the HE-SIG-B carries a duplicate of the HE-SIG-B information carried in the upper 10 MHz of the 20 MHz bandwidth in the HE-SIG-B field.

US Pat. No. 10,055,681

MAPPING ACTIONS AND OBJECTS TO TASKS

VERINT AMERICAS INC., Al...

1. One or more computer-readable storage media storing computer-readable instructions that, when executed, instruct one or more processors to perform operations comprising:obtaining user input that is received at a smart device during a conversation between a user and a virtual assistant;
identifying context associated with at least one of the user or the smart device;
selecting, based at least in part on the context, a task map from a plurality of task maps that map a plurality of actions or a plurality of objects to tasks of the virtual assistant;
analyzing the user input to determine an action from the plurality of actions and an object from the plurality of objects;
determining, based at least in part on the task map, that at least one of the action or the object is mapped to a first task;
causing the first task to be at least partly performed by the virtual assistant;
determining that a second task was initiated by the user subsequent to the first task being performed; and
based at least in part on the second task being initiated by the user subsequent to the first task being performed, updating the task map by mapping at least one of the action or the object to the second task in the task map.

US Pat. No. 10,058,014

CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVE LAYER FOR GASKET ASSEMBLY

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first component comprising an electrically conductive first surface;
a gasket member comprising an electrically conductive exterior surface, the exterior surface configured to couple with an electrically conductive second surface of a second component; and
an adhesive layer disposed between the first component and the gasket member, the adhesive layer comprising an arrangement of conductive fibers, the conductive fibers extending along respective long axes between the first surface and the exterior surface.

US Pat. No. 10,057,783

ARCHITECTURE FOR SIMULTANEOUS SPECTRUM USAGE BY AIR-TO-GROUND AND TERRESTRIAL NETWORKS

SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC, C...

1. A system for supporting air-to-ground (ATG) wireless communication in various cells, the system comprising:a plurality of ATG base stations, each of which defines a corresponding radiation pattern focusing energy toward the horizon, wherein the base stations are spaced apart from each other to define at least partially overlapping coverage areas to communicate with an antenna assembly of an aircraft in an ATG communication layer defined between a first altitude and a second altitude via an ATG communication network;
a high altitude service craft disposed in a high altitude service layer above the second altitude; and
a plurality of terrestrial base stations configured to communicate primarily in a ground communication layer below the first altitude via a terrestrial communication network;
wherein the terrestrial base stations and the ATG base stations are each configured to communicate using the same radio frequency (RF) spectrum in the ground communication layer and ATG communication layer, respectively,
wherein the terrestrial base stations and the ATG base stations are each configured to communicate using the same radio frequency (RF) spectrum in the ATG communication layer and the high altitude service layer, respectively,
wherein a serving ATG base station from among the plurality of ATG base stations is in communication with the in-flight aircraft while being geographically located outside a coverage area of each of the terrestrial base stations in a portion of the ground communication layer above which the in-flight aircraft is located, and
wherein the high altitude service craft supports wireless communication with at least one asset outside the high altitude service layer.

US Pat. No. 10,055,534

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESIGN BASED INSPECTION

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A system for design based inspection of a lithographic mask of a first layer of a semiconductor article, the system comprising:a memory; and
a processor, operatively coupled with the memory, to:
receive first layer information about an outcome of an illumination of the lithographic mask during a lithographic process;
receive design information related to an irrelevant area to be removed from the first layer of the semiconductor article after a manufacturing of the first layer of the semiconductor article; and
detect lithographic mask defects based on the first layer information and the design information, wherein the detection reduces a significance of a lithographic mask defect that is positioned within the irrelevant area.

US Pat. No. 10,054,271

LED TUBE LAMP

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. A ballast by-pass light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp having at least a first and second external connection terminal each connected to an opposite side of the ballast by-pass LED tube lamp, comprising:a driving circuit, electrically connected to the first and second external connection terminals for receiving an external driving signal and configured to convert the external driving signal into a lamp driving signal, wherein the external driving signal has a frequency substantially equal to 50 Hz or 60 Hz;
an LED module, electrically connected to the driving circuit, for receiving the lamp driving signal;
a current limiting circuit, electrically connected between the at least one of the first and second external connection terminals and the LED module, and configured to limit a current flowing through the external connection terminals and the LED module to less than a predetermined value when being enabled and conduct a current above the predetermined value when being disabled; and
an electric shock detection circuit, configured to temporarily turn on a detection path of the ballast by-pass LED tube lamp for 10 ?s to 30 ?s and detect an equivalent impedance of the detection path being turned on,
wherein the electric shock detection circuit controls the enable/disable state of the current limiting circuit according to the equivalent impedance.
US Pat. No. 10,052,404

BIOCOMPATIBLE COMPONENT

Dentsply Sirona Inc., Yo...

1. A biocompatible component having a surface intended for contact with living tissue, wherein the surface comprises particles of metal oxide, said particles having an average particle size of less than 25 nm, and wherein said particles form at least one layer, each layer having a thickness in the range of from 8 nm to about 1 ?m; wherein the particles of metal oxide comprise particles of titanium dioxide and one or more particles selected from the group consisting of an oxide of zirconium, hafnium, vanadium, niobium, tantalum, cobalt and iridium and wherein the predominant form of said titanium dioxide is anatase and wherein the particles have a particle size distribution of up to 40%.

US Pat. No. 10,058,009

EXTERNAL FUNCTION EXTENSION DEVICE

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. An external function extension device, adapted to be externally electrically connected to a computer so as to provide extension functions to the computer, the external function extension device comprising:a casing;
a transition circuit board disposed in the casing, the transition circuit board having a transition slot;
a liquid cooling system disposed in the casing; and
a power supply unit disposed in the casing and electrically connected to the transition circuit board and the liquid cooling system,
wherein the transition slot, the liquid cooling system and the power supply unit are all disposed at the same side of the transition board, the liquid cooling system comprises a radiator and at least one fan, and the radiator is in contact with the power supply unit and is located between the transition slot and the at least one fan.

US Pat. No. 10,057,997

DEVICE FOR INTEGRATING A SCREEN OR MONITOR IN A CASE

B. BRAUN AVITUM AG, Mels...

1. A device for integrating a monitor in a sheet-metal case, the device comprising:a sheet-metal case having a plurality of positioning elements extending from a rear side of the sheet-metal case;
a support element made from plastic material and having a recess corresponding to a predetermined visible area of the monitor, the support element comprising:
a plurality of apertures arranged in a predetermined distribution outside the recess through which the plurality of positioning elements of the sheet-metal case pass to fix the support element to the sheet-metal case, wherein the support element is received within the sheet-metal case such that the support element is placed at a predetermined position on the sheet-metal case;
a frame section projecting from a base area of the support element on a side of the support element facing away from the positioning elements of the sheet-metal case; and
a plurality of elevations extending from the side of the support element facing away from the positioning elements of the sheet-metal case, the plurality of elevations arranged along a periphery of the frame section;
components of the monitor, wherein the frame section is configured to receive the components of the monitor, and at least one component of the monitor has a securing element configured to engage with at least one of the plurality of elevations of the support element such that the components of the monitor are fixed to the support element;
wherein the support element is arranged between the components of the monitor and the sheet-metal case.

US Pat. No. 10,057,972

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GENERATING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generation system configured to generate extreme ultraviolet light by irradiating a target with a pulse laser beam three times, the extreme ultraviolet light generation system comprising:a target supply device configured to supply a first primary target and supply a second primary target after the first primary target;
a laser system configured to provide a pulse laser beam to each primary target supplied from the target supply device; and
a controller,
wherein the laser system is configured to:
irradiate the first primary target with a first pulse laser beam to break and disperse the first primary target and produce a secondary target being a mist target;
irradiate the secondary target with a second pulse laser beam to produce a tertiary target including at least vapor or pre-plasma; and
irradiate the tertiary target with a third pulse laser beam to generate extreme ultraviolet light, and
wherein the controller is configured to:
measure a mist diameter of the secondary target; and
control energy of a first pulse laser beam to be used to irradiate the second primary target based on the mist diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,056,531

METHOD OF PROCESSING A SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A method comprising:providing a wafer comprising a semiconductor structure grown on a growth substrate, the semiconductor structure comprising a III-nitride light emitting layer sandwiched between an n-type region and a p-type region;
bonding the wafer to a transparent substrate that comprises a wavelength converting material disposed in glass;
removing the growth substrate;
after bonding the wafer to the transparent substrate, processing the wafer into multiple light emitting devices;
testing the wafer after processing the wafer into multiple light emitting devices and before dicing the wafer; and
adjusting an amount of wavelength converting material corresponding to each light emitting device according to the results of the testing.

US Pat. No. 10,054,706

NODE POSITION CORRECTION IN PRESENCE OF TIME DISTORTIONS

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A method for ocean bottom node position correction, the method comprising:using seismic data recorded on an ocean bottom node to determine observed direct arrival times at the ocean bottom node from a set of seismic source shots comprising a time span that is only a portion of an entire span time for a shot line containing the set of seismic source shots;
comparing the observed direct arrival times for each shot in the set of seismic source shots statistically with a plurality of predicted direct arrival times for each shot in the set of seismic source shots to derive a statistical measure of differences across all shots, each predicted direct arrival time associated with a unique proposed position of the ocean bottom node; and
selecting the unique proposed position that minimizes the statistical measure of differences between the observed direct arrival times and the predicted direct arrival times for each shot in the set of shots as a corrected ocean bottom node position.

US Pat. No. 10,058,005

COMPUTER HARDWARE UNIT WITH COLLAPSIBLE MOUNTING BRACKETS

VCE IP Holding Company LL...

1. A computer hardware unit, comprising: a housing configured for use in a data center cabinet including a first pair of corner rails and a second pair of corner rails, the first pair of corner rails having a pair of L-shaped brackets secured thereto; at least one of a compute component, a network component and a memory component provided within the housing; a pair of slide tracks mounted on opposite sides of the housing that allow the housing to slide relative to the pair of L-shaped brackets secured to the first pair of corner rails of the cabinet, L-shaped brackets of slide tracks of the pair of slide tracks; and a pair of mounting brackets separate and distinct from the pair of slide tracks, mounted on the opposite sides of the housing and configured for securing the housing to the second pair of corner rails of the cabinet, wherein a mounting bracket of the pair of mounting brackets comprises a first leg attached to the housing and a second leg for attachment to a corner rail of the second pair of corner rails of the cabinet, wherein the mounting bracket further comprises a hinge between the first leg and the second leg to avow the mounting bracket to fold during at least one of installation and removal of the housing from the cabinet.

US Pat. No. 10,052,182

METHOD FOR GENERATING A MODEL OF A DENTAL REPLACEMENT PART

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. Method for generating a digital model of a dental replacement part including a dental prosthesis and a prosthesis base having a rear protection plate, the method comprising the steps of: -providing a digital model of a jawbone or a jawbone section having a digital dental prosthesis model positioned therein, wherein an interface is automatically and/or manually marked in a region of the dental prosthesis model, -forming a rear protection plate model by the interface, an abutting surface of the digital jawbone model, and a region of a surface of the dental prosthesis model joining the surface of the digital jawbone model and the interface, -forming a revised dental prosthesis model from the digital dental prosthesis model by adopting the interface as a surface, and -producing the dental replacement part based on the digital model, -wherein the interface is produced by moving a starting surface, marked automatically and/or manually on an oral surface of the dental prosthesis model and/or of the digital jawbone model, by a specified depth (T) in a substantially vestibular direction.
US Pat. No. 10,053,609

STYRENIC BLOCK COPOLYMERS AS THERMALLY-ACTIVATED VISCOSIFIERS FOR OILFIELD APPLICATIONS

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC,...

1. A dispersion composition for oilfield applications, the composition comprising a blend of:a selectively hydrogenated block copolymer having the general formula C-A-B or C-A-B-A-C or (C-A-B)nX wherein
C is a semi-crystalline hydrogenated block of butadiene having a vinyl content of 15 mol % or less before hydrogenation and a molecular weight of 7,500 to 15,000 grams per mole,
A is a mono-alkenyl arene block having a molecular weight of 30,000 to 100,000 grams per mole,
B is a non-crystalline, hydrogenated polymer block comprising conjugated diene and having a molecular weight of at least 70,000 grams per mole,
n ranges from 1.5 to 6.0, and
X is the residue of a coupling agent, and
a low polarity fluid,
wherein said blend is a low viscosity fluid dispersion having a viscosity of no greater than 500 cP at 70° F.

US Pat. No. 10,057,407

IN-VEHICLE MOBILE DEVICE DISTRACTED DRIVER CONTROL

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

1. A method for restricting mobile device usage, the method comprising:collecting, by a mobile device, user interaction data that is indicative of a user's interactions with the mobile device while the mobile device is being operated within a vehicle, wherein the user interaction data indicates a type of usage, the type of usage comprising: typing, a gesture input, an application launch, or a button press;
creating, by the mobile device, a mobile device usage profile using the collected user interaction data, wherein the mobile device usage profile links an interaction time with each instance of the user interaction data;
creating, by the mobile device, a movement profile of the mobile device based on sensor data of the mobile device, the movement profile of the mobile device being indicative of the mobile device's movement while the mobile device is being operated within the vehicle, wherein the mobile device movement profile links a movement time with each instance of movement;
assessing, by the mobile device, whether movement events within the movement profile correspond in time to user interactions indicated in the mobile device usage profile;
determining, by the mobile device, that the mobile device is being used within the vehicle by a driver of the vehicle based on assessing whether movement events within the movement profile correspond in time to user interactions indicated in the mobile device usage profile; and
restricting, by the mobile device, access to one or more functions of the mobile device in response to determining that the mobile device is being used within the vehicle by the driver of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,056,524

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A semiconductor light-emitting element comprising:a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type;
a light-emitting functional layer that is formed on the first semiconductor layer and includes a light-emitting layer; and
a second semiconductor layer that is formed on the light-emitting functional layer and is of a conductivity type opposite to a conductivity type of the first semiconductor layer,
wherein:
the light-emitting layer includes: a base layer which has a composition subject to strain from the first semiconductor layer and has a plurality of base segments formed in a random net shape; and a quantum well structure layer embedding the base layer in a direction vertical to the base layer and composed of at least one quantum well layer and at least one barrier layer, and
the base layer has a plurality of vertically stacked sub-based layers composed of AlGaN with different Al compositions.

US Pat. No. 10,054,420

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION COMPENSATION IN INTERFEROMETRIC SENSING SYSTEMS USING A NON-LINEAR COMPENSATING SIGNAL

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. An optical interrogation system for measuring a parameter of a sensing light guide subjected to a time-varying disturbance, the optical interrogation system comprising:an optical interferometric interrogator;
optical detection circuitry coupled to the optical interferometric interrogator, the optical detection circuitry for detecting interferometric measurement signals for a length of the sensing light guide, where the sensing light guide includes a series of segments with corresponding segment locations along the length of the sensing light guide; and
data processing circuitry configured to perform operations comprising:
receiving the interferometric measurement signals from the optical detection circuitry,
generating a measurement data set based on the interferometric measurement signals, the measurement data set including a plurality of data segments corresponding to the series of segments;
transforming one or more data segments of the plurality of data segments into a spectral domain to produce one or more transformed data segments;
extracting a phase signal from the one or more transformed data segments;
determining a non-linear compensating signal from the phase signal by removing a linear fit from the phase signal; and
using the non-linear compensating signal to compensate at least some portion of the measurement data set for the time-varying disturbance.

US Pat. No. 10,055,564

BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION, AND NEAR-EYE WEARABLE DEVICE

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A biometric authentication 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, wherein the verification information comprises a plurality of image elements, and a presentation depth of each of the plurality of image elements is different from that of another image element in the plurality of image elements;
presenting the verification information at the at least one presentation depth according to the at least one piece of depth information;
obtaining verification input information in response to a verification input operation corresponding to the verification information; and
comparing the verification input information with a reference verification result, to determine whether the biometric authentication succeeds.

US Pat. No. 10,054,556

STRUCTURE ELECTRON BEAM INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR INSPECTING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET MASK AND STRUCTURE FOR DISCHARGING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET MASK

HERMES MICROVISION INC., ...

1. An apparatus for discharging extreme ultraviolet mask (EUV mask) when said EUV mask is inspected by using a charged particle beam inspection tool, comprising:means for conducting charge on an EUV mask while inspecting said EUV mask by using the charged particle beam inspection system having a detector for receiving signal electron emanating from said EUV mask; and
a grounding pin for conducting charge on said EUV mask along with said means for conducting charge;
wherein charge on said EUV mask is grounded through said means for conducting charge and said grounding pin when said grounding pin moves from a first position to a second position for conducting charge on said EUV mask without damaging said EUV mask, and
wherein said means for conducting charges comprises a grounding pin control structure for moving said ground pin from said first position to said second position, and said grounding pin control structure comprises:
a supporting member, wherein said grounding pin is attached onto said supporting member;
a slider; and
an arm structure with a prop structure, wherein said arm structure is placed above said slider via said prop structure,
wherein said grounding pin is attached to said arm structure, and said slider moves to drop said arm structure for moving said ground pin from said first position to said second position.

US Pat. No. 10,053,892

ELECTRIC MOTOR VEHICLE LOCK WITH EMERGENCY UNLOCKING

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A closure device with a latch in particular for a motor vehicle with a locking mechanism comprising a catch and at least a pawl operable to latch the catch in a pre-ratcheting position and in a main ratcheting position, wherein the latch, when rotated in a closure direction, is initially latched into the pre-ratcheting position and by a further rotation in the closure direction finally latched into the main ratcheting position, with an electrical drive for electrically opening the latch, and an activation device for mechanically opening the latch in the pre-ratcheting position, an actuator that is configured to shift the latch from normal operation to emergency operation in the occurrence of an emergency, wherein the shifting moves the latch from the main ratcheting position into the pre-ratcheting position.

US Pat. No. 10,053,027

SLIDING JOINT APPLIQUE

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A composite applique assembly for a vehicle interior trim piece, comprising:a flexible receiver element, wherein an end of the flexible receiver element is fixedly connected to a vehicle door element; and
a flexible insert releasably connected to the flexible receiver element by a stopped sliding joint, wherein an end of the flexible insert opposite to the flexible receiver element end is fixedly connected to the vehicle door element.

US Pat. No. 10,052,012

HOLDING ASSEMBLY

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A holding assembly for holding one or more stemmed objects in a dishwasher, said holding assembly comprising:a main frame, and
a gripping unit frame arranged on said main frame, said gripping unit frame comprising one or more gripping units where each gripping unit of said one or more gripping units is arranged to grip a respective stemmed portion of one of said one or more stemmed objects, wherein said holding assembly further comprises:
a first support frame foldably arranged on said main frame to allow said first support frame to be folded between at least a supporting position and a storing position, where said first support frame is arranged to support a portion of said one or more stemmed objects in said supporting position,
wherein said holding assembly is arranged to be positioned in, and removed from, a rack of a dishwasher.

US Pat. No. 10,056,084

TAMPER-RESISTANT ELEMENT FOR USE IN SPEAKER RECOGNITION

Cirrus Logic Internationa...

1. A tamper-resistant element, adapted for speaker recognition, the tamper-resistant element being adapted for storing data representing speaker information based on speaker recognition enrollment data and for checking whether first information based on a speaker recognition testing signal matches the speaker information, wherein the tamper-resistant element is adapted for storing information for use in a spoof check, and for carrying out a spoof check using second information based on the speaker recognition testing signal, and in that the tamper-resistant element is also adapted for carrying out a data integrity check on the first information and the second information, wherein the data integrity check comprises an injection integrity check on whether the speaker recognition testing signal has been substituted by a signal that had been previously produced and accepted matching.

US Pat. No. 10,054,945

METHOD FOR DETERMINING COMMAND DELAYS OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining command delays of driving commands operating an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:receiving, by a data collector executed by a processor, driving statistics of an autonomous vehicle, the driving statistics including driving commands issued and responses from the autonomous vehicle at different points in time;
determining, by a command delay determination module executed by the processor, a plurality of command delay candidates for the autonomous vehicle, each of the command delay candidates represented by one or more command cycles associated with the autonomous vehicle;
for each of the command delay candidates, calculating, by the command delay determination module, a percentage of driving commands that resulted in a response of the autonomous vehicle conforming to the driving commands based on the driving statistics associated with the autonomous vehicle; and
selecting, by the command delay determination module, one of the command delay candidates having the highest percentage of conformity as the command delay for the autonomous vehicle, wherein the command delay is utilized to plan and control subsequent operations of the autonomous vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,054,659

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACQUIRING MAGNETIC RESONANCE DATA FROM A TARGET REGION WHILE THE TARGET REGION MOVES DUE TO RESPIRATION

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for acquiring magnetic resonance data comprising:operating a magnetic resonance scanner, while a patient is situated therein, said patient having a target region that is moved by respiration of the patient, to execute a single-shot turbo spin echo sequence to acquire magnetic resonance data from said target region;
in said single-shot turbo spin echo sequence, operating said magnetic resonance scanner with Spectral Adiabatic Inversion Recovery (SPAIR) at fat saturation by multiple repetitions of a SPAIR sequence comprising radiation of an inversion pulse, followed by an inversion time and, after said inversion time, acquiring said magnetic resonance data;
detecting a signal representing a respiratory cycle of said respiration of the patient and triggering each SPAIR repetition upon said signal fulfilling a predetermined data acquisition criterion;
operating said magnetic resonance scanner to radiate a further inversion pulse in a waiting time between the respective SPAIR sequences; and
providing said magnetic resonance data to a processor and, in said processor, generating a data file representing said magnetic resonance data and making said data file available in electronic form at an output of said processor.

US Pat. No. 10,053,479

RAW MATERIAL AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR CYCLOMETALATED IRIDIUM COMPLEX

TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K....

1. A method for producing a cyclometalated iridium complex, comprising the step of reacting a raw material for a cyclometalated iridium complex including an organic iridium material and one or more aromatic heterocyclic bidentate ligand of Chemical Formula 2 in a solvent having a boiling point at normal pressure of 160° C. to 300° C., wherein the reaction temperature is 100° C. to 300° C., thereby producing a facial isomer of any one of triscyclometalated iridium complex of Chemical Formula 3, in which three aromatic heterocyclic bidentate ligands are coordinated to the iridium atom,wherein the raw material comprises an organic iridium material which is a tris(?-diketonato)iridium(III) represented by Chemical Formula 1, in which an asymmetric ?-diketone is coordinated to iridium,


wherein in Chemical Formula 1, O represents an oxygen atom; Ra and Rb are each an alkyl group of C1-5, and Ra and Rb are not the same; either Ra or Rb is a methyl group; and Rc is a hydrogen atom, and wherein in Chemical Formula 2, R1 to R48 each represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a halogen atom; and * indicates a site of bonding to iridium.

US Pat. No. 10,052,881

PRINTER FLUID PRIMING USING MULTIPLE AIR PRIMING UNITS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A system comprising:a first priming unit to prime a first tank of printer fluid, the first priming unit including a first priming unit gear; and
a second priming unit to prime a second tank of printer fluid, the second priming unit including a second priming unit gear that is coupled to the first priming unit gear so as to rotate when the first priming unit gear is rotated;
wherein the system is adjustable between a first priming stage and a second priming stage in which: (1) the first priming stage allows air flow through the first priming unit to prime the first tank while blocking air flow through the second priming unit to prevent priming of the second tank, and (2) the second priming stage blocks air flow through the first priming unit to prevent priming of the first tank while allowing air flow through the second priming unit to prime the second tank.

US Pat. No. 10,052,498

GANTRY COMPRISING BEAM ANALYSER FOR USE IN PARTICLE THERAPY

Ion Beam Applications S.A...

1. A particle therapy apparatus comprising:a particle beam generator configured to output a particle beam having a first energy;
an energy degrader for reducing an energy of the particle beam from the first energy to a second energy, such that the energy spread of the particle beam output by the energy degrader is increased with respect to an energy spread of the particle beam output by the particle beam generator; and
a rotatable gantry configured to receive the particle beam having the second energy in a direction substantially along a rotation axis of the rotatable gantry, the rotatable gantry including:
a beam optic system having a plurality of dipole magnets configured for transporting the particle beam along a beam path to a target,
wherein the beam optic system includes, with respect to the beam path, a first dipole magnet and a last dipole magnet,
wherein the beam optic system is configured to have a first position along the beam path where a nominal dispersion at the first position is larger than a nominal beam size at the first position, and wherein the first position is located downstream of the first dipole magnet and upstream of the last dipole magnet; and
a spread-limiting device, installed at the first position, to limit an energy spread of the particle beam having the second energy, such that the limited energy spread is decreased, with respect to the energy spread of the particle beam having the second energy, to a selected maximum energy spread.

US Pat. No. 10,057,963

ENVIRONMENT OPTIMIZATION FOR SPACE BASED ON PRESENCE AND ACTIVITIES

STEELCASE INC., Grand Ra...

1. An environment control system for controlling space experiences within a defined first space within a facility, the system comprising:at least a first lighting device located within the first space, the first lighting device controllable to generate at least first, second and third visually distinguishable lighting effects within the first space;
at least a first sensor for sensing user activities within the first space;
a controller linked to the sensor and to the at least a first lighting device, the controller programmed to perform the steps of:
sensing occupancy of the first space;
sensing, using the at least a first sensor, at least a second user parameter associated with a user that occupies the at least a first space;
determining, based at least in part on the at least a second user parameter having a first value, that the user is performing a first activity of a plurality of activities, wherein each activity is associated with a space experience corresponding to one or more environmental characteristics; and
controlling the at least a first lighting device to generate the first lighting effect when the first space is unoccupied, to generate the second lighting effect when the first space is at least initially occupied and to generate the third lighting effect, associated with the first activity, while the first space is occupied and the at least a second parameter associated with the user has the first value.

US Pat. No. 10,057,957

VEHICLE LIGHT

XKGLOW INC., Athens, IL ...

1. A vehicle headlamp including:a lamp body including a chip support;
a color changing light emitting diode (LED) and a white light emitting diode (LED) each mounted on the chip support of the lamp body; and
a first input and a second input, the first input in electrical communication with the color changing light emitting diode (LED) and the second input in electrical communication with the white light emitting diode (LED), whereby electrical power provided by a power source in the vehicle to the second input causes illumination of the white light emitting diode (LED) and electrical power provided by a power source in the vehicle to the first input by way of a controller causes controlled illumination of the color changing light emitting diode (LED).

US Pat. No. 10,056,350

FAN-OUT PACKAGE STRUCTURE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SJ Semiconductor (Jiangyi...

12. A fan-out package structure for integrated circuits, comprising:a redistribution layer;
at least one first chip bonded to an upper surface of the redistribution layer and electrically connected with the redistribution layer;
at least two bump structures bonded to the upper surface of the redistribution layer and electrically connected with the redistribution layer, wherein top portions of the bump structures are higher than a top portion of the first chip;
a plastic encapsulation layer covering the first chip and exposing upper ends of the first bump structures; and
a second bump structure fabricated on a bottom surface of the redistribution layer.

US Pat. No. 10,055,472

ADAPTIVE DISTRIBUTION METHOD FOR HASH OPERATIONS

SNOWFLAKE COMPUTING INC.,...

1. A method for joining relations distributed over a plurality of processing nodes, the method comprising:receiving a relational join query for a join operation comprising a predicate and a plurality of relations, wherein the desired join uses an equivalence operation, wherein the plurality of relations comprises a first relation and a second relation, and wherein the second relation is estimated to be smaller than the first relation;
processing the second relation according to a build operation, wherein in response to the build operation an actual size of the second relation is known after the second relation being fully consumed;
in response to the build operation, determining whether to join the plurality of relations via a broadcasting join or a re-partitioning join based on the actual size of the second relation, an estimated size of the first relation, and a cost metric; and
performing the selected broadcasting join or re-partitioning join.

US Pat. No. 10,055,265

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING A MESSAGE TRANSMISSION FREQUENCY IN A ROBOT OPERATING SYSTEM

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for monitoring a message transmission frequency in a robot operating system to reduce program debugging cost or improve monitoring efficiency, comprising:writing to-be-transmitted messages into a pre-allocated memory;
obtaining time points when the to-be-transmitted messages are written into the memory, and recording the time points in a preset time point list;
determining a message transmission frequency within a preset time interval based on the time points in the time point list;
comparing the message transmission frequency with a preset message transmission frequency threshold; and
generating monitoring information based on a comparing result,
wherein the obtaining the time points when the to-be-transmitted messages are written into the memory, and recording the time points in the preset time point list comprises:
invoking a preset notification function to record the time points when the to-be-transmitted messages are written into the memory; and
if the time point list is full, removing an earliest time point in the time point list according to an order of the time points when the to-be-transmitted messages are written into the memory recorded in the time point list, and adding the obtained time point to the time point list.

US Pat. No. 10,058,015

SOLDERABLE TWO PIECE BOARD LEVEL SHIELDS

LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. A shield suitable for use in providing electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding for at least one component on a substrate, the shield comprising:a fence configured for installation to the substrate about the at least one component on the substrate, the fence including at least one opening having an upper portion, a lower portion, and one or more tabs inwardly extending from one or more sides of the at least opening between the upper and lower portions of the at least one opening;
a lid including at least one detent positionable within the at least one opening of the fence such that the lid is attachable to the fence in multiple positions including:
a first position in which the at least one detent is engaged within the upper portion of the at least one opening above the one or more tabs and the one or more tabs are disposed under and in contact with the at least one detent such that the lid is held in a raised position relative to the fence and a spaced distance separates an underside of the lid from an upper surface of the fence; and
a second position in which the at least one detent is within the lower portion of the at least one opening below the one or more tabs and the one or more tabs are disposed above and in contact with the at least one detent such that the lid is held in a lowered position relative to the fence and the spaced distance is substantially eliminated between the underside of the lid and the upper surface of the fence.

US Pat. No. 10,057,900

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING DM-RS FOR V2X

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A method for transmitting Demodulation-Reference Signal (DM-RS) configured for Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, the method comprising:determining, based on a first group-hopping associated with a first slot of a subframe, a first DM-RS for V2X communication, and generating, based on a second group-hopping associated with the first slot and with an offset, a second DM-RS for V2X communication, wherein the first group-hopping and the second group-hopping apply different inputs in a pseudo-random sequence;
mapping the first DM-RS for V2X communication in a first symbol in the first slot of the subframe, and mapping the second DM-RS for V2X communication in a second symbol in the first slot of the subframe;
determining, based on a third group-hopping associated with a second slot of the subframe, a third DM-RS for V2X communication, and generating, based on a fourth group-hopping associated with the second slot and with an offset, a fourth DM-RS for V2X communication, wherein the third group-hopping and the fourth group-hopping apply different inputs in the pseudo-random sequence;
mapping the third DM-RS for V2X communication in a first symbol in the second slot of the subframe, and mapping the fourth DM-RS for V2X communication in a second symbol in the second slot of the subframe; and
transmitting the mapped first DM-RS for V2X communication, the mapped second DM-RS for V2X communication, the mapped third DM-RS for V2X communication, and the mapped fourth DM-RS for V2X communication.

US Pat. No. 10,056,984

OPTICAL ISOLATOR MOUNTED IN PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD RECESS

MICRO MOTION, INC., Boul...

1. An optical isolator comprising:a printed circuit board having an intrinsically safe first surface that meets an intrinsically safe specification of field devices such that even under fault conditions, circuitry on the intrinsically safe first surface cannot itself ignite a volatile environment, and a second surface on an opposite side from the intrinsically safe first surface, the printed circuit board having a recess extending only partially therethough, the recess defined by sidewalls that terminate at an end surface such that the end surface is separated from the intrinsically safe first surface by the sidewalls;
a first photoelement having an active surface, the first photoelement being mounted to the printed circuit board;
a second photoelement having an active surface, the second photoelement being mounted at least partially in the recess; and
wherein the end surface is interposed between the active surface of the first photoelement and the active surface of the second photoelement such that light emitted from the active surface of one of the first and second photoelements that passes into the end surface is detected at the active surface of the other of the first and second photoelements.

US Pat. No. 10,056,417

IMAGE-SENSOR STRUCTURES

Visera Technologies Compa...

1. An image-sensor structure, comprising:a substrate with a plurality of photoelectric conversion units formed therein;
a plurality of color filters formed above the substrate, wherein the color filters are divided into red color filters, green color filters, blue color filters and infrared pass filters;
a plurality of microlenses correspondingly formed above the color filters;
a first transparent material layer formed above the microlenses;
a first filter blocking infrared (IR) light partially formed above the first transparent material layer, exposing a part of the first transparent material layer corresponding to the infrared pass filters;
a second filter allowing transmission of visible light formed above the first filter, exposing the part of the first transparent material layer corresponding to the infrared pass filters;
a second transparent material layer formed above the part of the first transparent material layer corresponding to the infrared pass filters; and
a lens module formed above the second filter and the second transparent material layer.

US Pat. No. 10,054,399

SELF-ILLUMINATING TURRET COVER

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A turret cover for a turret assembly on a firearm aiming device, the turret cover comprising:an upper portion including a turret housing defining a battery recess and an illumination recess;
a battery assembly mounted in the battery recess;
an illumination assembly mounted in the illumination recess and electrically connected to the battery assembly, the illumination assembly including a lighting element; and
a lower portion including an exterior sleeve portion of an at least partially transparent plastic material, the exterior sleeve portion including a plurality of adjustment marks etched into the at least partially transparent material, the lower portion at least partially inserted into the illumination recess such that an upwardly facing edge of the exterior sleeve portion is positioned adjacent to the lighting element of the illumination assembly;
wherein, in operation, the lighting element of the illumination assembly is powered on by the battery assembly and illuminates, via an edge-lighting process, the plurality of etched adjustment marks.

US Pat. No. 10,054,293

LIGHT FIXTURE DEVICE MOUNTING PLUG

RAB Lighting Inc., North...

1. A light fixture, comprising:a housing enclosing a light source;
the housing having an opening defined therethrough;
a plug receivable within the opening;
the plug including a face having a knockout portion that is at least partly aligned with the opening when the plug is received within the opening; and
a perimeter of the knockout portion defining an opening size different than an opening size of the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,054,259

EXPANDING SOCKET ACCESSORY FOR MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

POPSOCKETS LLC, Boulder,...

1. An expandable socket for attachment to a portable media player or a portable media player case, the expandable socket comprising:a platform adapted to engage a portion of the portable media player or the portable media player case;
a skin coupled to the platform, wherein the skin is deformable between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration such that when in the collapsed configuration a lock having a locking protrusion is securable within a resilient locking projection on the platform;
a button coupled to the skin opposite the platform; and
a biasing element arranged within the skin between the platform and the button, the biasing element configured to bias the skin into the expanded configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,057,940

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IN-DEVICE COEXISTENCE INTERFERENCE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

GOLDPEAK INNOVATIONS INC,...

1. A method for controlling interference in a Mobile Station (MS), comprising:receiving, from a Base Station (BS), Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection reconfiguration including In-device coexistence (IDC) Discontinuous Reception (DRX) configuration reconfiguring DRX relating to an unusable frequency band based on IDC indication information; and
reconfiguring DRX based on the IDC DRX configuration to perform autonomous denial of Industrial Scientific Medical (ISM) transmission in the unusable frequency band,
wherein the IDC DRX configuration includes information configuring a DRX retransmission timer and information configuring a DRX short cycle to a predetermined cycle for avoiding the IDC interference, and
wherein the RRC connection reconfiguration further includes information for configuring a time-division multiplexing (TDM) pattern which is not related to IDC interference.

US Pat. No. 10,055,709

RETAIL SHOPPING FACILITY-BASED USE OF TIME AND LOCATION CODES WITH PHYSICAL ITEMS

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. An apparatus configured to automatically select stock held in inventory in a non-public storage area of a retail shopping facility to be moved to a retail display area by selecting older items ahead of more recently received items to thereby help ensure freshness while avoiding waste, the apparatus comprising:a retail shopping facility having a non-public storage area having a plurality of physically-separated, independently-identified, item-storage areas, a retail display area, and a product-receiving area;
machine-readable location codes disposed at various locations within the non-public storage area to uniquely identify the physically-separated, independently-identified, item-storage areas;
a timecode label maker configured to produce labels bearing a current time to be placed upon items that are to be stored in the non-public storage area as inventory before being placed in the retail display area;
a handheld code scanner;
a control circuit configured and arranged to:
receive information from the handheld code scanner that correlates a particular machine-readable location code with a particular timecode with a particular item such that the information indicates where particular items are located in the non-public storage area and a corresponding time; and
use the information to automatically determine when to move an item from the non-public storage area to the retail display area based at least in part upon the timecodes for the items.

US Pat. No. 10,053,248

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESCRIPTION CONTAINER SHIPPING

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A system comprising:an inflow section configured to supply filled prescription containers;
a robot for picking a container from the inflow section; and
a container placement section including a carriage rack, the carriage rack including a receptacle sized to receive the container therein from the robot and a selectively openable release gate associated with the receptacle,
wherein the carriage rack has a raised position oriented to vertically receive the container within the receptacle from the robot and a lowered position oriented to horizontally place the container in a pocket; and
wherein in the lowered position, the release gate is positioned to release the container from the receptacle of the carriage rack into the pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,052,424

EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD TREATMENT SYSTEM WITH HEAT RECOVERY

B. BRAUN AVITUM AG, Mels...

1. An extracorporeal blood treatment system comprising:a non-stationary system area including a plurality of blood treatment machines, each of the plurality of blood treatment machines having a respective plurality of operating phases with different operating parameters, wherein the respective plurality of operating phases include at least one of a blood treatment/dialysis phase or a disinfection phase; and
a stationary system area including:a water treatment unit having an outlet connected to at least one water supply line that opens into at least one line section provided with a plurality of connection points and at least one drain line through which exhausted blood treatment/dialysis fluid can be discharged, wherein each of the plurality of blood treatment machines is fluidly coupled to a respective connection point and to the at least one drain line in a selective manner,a stationary heating unit disposed externally to the plurality of blood treatment machines and comprising a first heat exchanger (WT1) having a first side (WT1/1) connected to the at least one water supply line between the water treatment unit and the line section including the plurality of connection points, and having a second side (WT1/2) connected to the at least one drain line; and
a central electronic control unit (CT1) electrically connected to the plurality of blood treatment machines to obtain information on at least the respective plurality of operating phases of each of the plurality of blood treatment machines, and which, in accordance with this obtained information, controls the stationary heating unit connected to the at least one water supply line, such that a target temperature in the at least one water supply line is adjusted to a lowest temperature value of temperature values demanded by the plurality of blood treatment machines, in accordance with the respective plurality of operating phases of each of the plurality of blood treatment machines.

US Pat. No. 10,051,994

CONTAINER AGITATOR AND WARMER

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A warming device that heats and agitates a container comprising:a housing having an enclosed chamber and a concentric warming chamber adapted to receive a first fluid;
a perforated concentric basket having an inwardly extending rib and adapted to be received within the warming chamber and to secure the container partially submerged within the first fluid which is to be warmed therein, wherein the inwardly extending rib is inward biased and adapted to restrictively reflex outward to grab an outer surface of the container;
at least one heating element adapted to heat the first fluid in the warming chamber to warm an exterior surface of the container;
a motor adapted to agitate and warm a second fluid in the container by rotating the concentric basket at a predetermined rate, wherein the motor operates a pump to re-circulate the first fluid around the container, the pump provides a directed jet stream of the first fluid from an outlet having a nozzle construction that impacts a flat surface on the concentric basket that is positioned substantially perpendicular to the directed jet stream to uniformly rotate the concentric basket within the warming chamber at the predetermined rate, which in turn agitates and warms the second fluid in the container; and
a control panel that provides various signal instructions to the heating element and the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,057,932

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSCEIVING SIGNAL FROM DEVICE-TO-DEVICE TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transceiving a D2D (device-to-device) signal, which is transceived by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a uplink grant; and
performing an uplink transmission in a single bundle of three, five or six subframes containing a subframe appearing after 4 subframes from a subframe in which the uplink grant is received,
wherein, when the uplink transmission in the single bundle corresponds to transmission of a redundancy version, the UE receives a PHICH (physical hybrid automatic repeat request indicator channel) in response to the uplink transmission in a subframe appearing after 6 subframes or after 16 subframes from a last subframe among the three, five or six subframes,
wherein, when the three, five or six subframes consists of three subframes, the UE performs the uplink transmission in the three subframes by transmitting redundancy versions in an order of redundancy version {0, 2, 3}, redundancy version {0, 1, 3}, or redundancy version {0, 1, 2},
wherein, when the three, five or six subframes consists of five subframes, the UE performs the uplink transmission in the five subframes by transmitting redundancy versions in an order of redundancy version {0, 2, 3, 1, 0} or redundancy version {0, 0, 2, 3, 1}, and
wherein, when the three, five or six subframes consists of six subframes, the UE performs the uplink transmission in the six subframes by transmitting redundancy versions in an order of redundancy version {0, 2, 3, 1, 0, 0} or redundancy version {0, 0, 0, 2, 3, 1}.

US Pat. No. 10,056,278

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING ELECTRONIC DEVICES

ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE ...

17. A method for transferring electronic devices from a holding unit to a processing station, the method comprising:capturing an image of each of a plurality of handlers;
capturing an image of each of a plurality of holders;
calculating an offset between each handler and a respective holder at a transfer position using the captured images;
retrieving an electronic device from the holding unit and moving the electronic device to the transfer position using a handler;
adjusting a relative position between the handler and the respective holder at the transfer position based on the calculated offsets; and
retrieving the electronic device from the handler at the transfer position and transferring the electronic device to the processing station using the holder.

US Pat. No. 10,056,212

RESIDUAL CURRENT CIRCUIT BREAKER

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A residual current circuit breaker, comprising:a differential current transformer including primary windings, a secondary winding, and a tertiary winding; and
a control electronic system,
wherein the secondary winding is connected by circuitry to a first trip electronic system, which is independent of the mains voltage,
wherein the tertiary winding is connected by circuitry to a second trip electronic system, which is dependent on the mains voltage,
wherein the control electronic system, when predeterminably actuated by the second trip electronic system, is configured to actuate a switch, and
wherein, when actuated, the switch breaks a first contact between the secondary winding and the first trip electronic system and establishes a second contact between the tertiary winding and the second trip electronic system.

US Pat. No. 10,055,870

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING AN AUGMENTED REALITY TO AN OPERATOR OF A MEDICAL IMAGING APPARATUS

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for automatically supporting an operator in proceeding through an execution sequence protocol, comprising multiple sequence steps, with which a patient is being examined in a medical imaging apparatus, said method comprising:in a computer, determining the execution sequence protocol to be implemented for said patient;
with an image data detector, acquiring image data that show a field of vision, as seen by the operator, comprising at least a part of the medical imaging apparatus and the patient;
in said computer, determining a next sequence step of said execution sequence, which is to be implemented by said operator;
in said computer, receiving sensor data from a sensor selected from the group consisting of an acceleration sensor, a magnetic field sensor, and ultrasound sensor, a photo detector, and an RF coil;
in said computer, using said sensor data to determine at least one of a position of the medical imaging apparatus in the image data, an orientation of the medical imaging apparatus in the image data, and a sight position of the operator;
in said computer, generating visual information that informs said operator about said next sequence step; and
from said computer, causing said visual information to be projected at a viewing facility, seen by said operator, by displaying augmented reality to the operator in which said field of vision is shown augmented by said visual information, with said visual information being shown at a location in said field of vision that is selected by said computer dependent on said at least one of said position of the medical imaging apparatus in the image data, said orientation of the medical imaging apparatus in the image data, and said sight position of the operator.

US Pat. No. 10,054,256

REMOVABLE TRIPOD FOOT WITH SECUREMENT

Really Right Stuff, LLC, ...

1. A foot for a tripod comprising:(a) a body including an interface surface including a portion arranged to engage a terminal portion of a leg of a tripod and an elongate threaded portion arranged substantially normal to the portion of the interface surface arranged to engage the leg of the tripod;
(b) a resilient element engaging the interface surface, a portion of which extends below said interface surface;
(c) wherein said resilient element includes a portion extending proud of the portion of said interface surface arranged to engage the leg of the tripod;
(d) wherein said interface surface includes an outer peripheral edge and said resilient element is sized such that it is completely within said outer peripheral edge of said interface surface when engaged therewith;
(e) wherein said resilient element has an outer diameter and further said body includes a body outer peripheral surface with an outer diameter proximate said outer peripheral edge, where the resilient element outer diameter is smaller than the body outer peripheral surface outer diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,054,063

SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE VALVE DURATION AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

HYUNDAI KEFICO CORPORATIO...

1. A system for controlling a continuously variable valve duration (CVVD) by adjusting an actuator for controlling the CVVD, the system comprising:an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to output a command phase angle and a selection signal to adjust the actuator according to a vehicle state and a mode; and
an actuator controller configured to receive the command phase angle and the selection signal from the ECU and output an electric current to adjust the actuator,
wherein the actuator controller is configured to output an electric current corresponding to the command phase angle or to adjust the command phase angle and then output an electric current corresponding to the adjusted command phase angle based on the selection signal.

US Pat. No. 10,052,636

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING WHOLE HEMP STALKS

Hemp Sense Inc., Gilbert...

1. A method of processing whole hemp stalks at a single location, each whole hemp stalk including bast fiber and shive, the method comprising:providing the whole hemp stalks at said location;
at said location, reducing the whole hemp stalks into particulate hemp which is smaller in size than the whole hemp stalks and still includes bast fiber and shive;
at said location, processing the particulate hemp without separating bast fiber and shive including:
reducing the particulate hemp in size so as to lie in a first size range so as to be usable for further processing of the particulate hemp into one of a plurality of different products each with different size;
wherein the particulate hemp includes unseparated bast fiber and shive throughout the step of processing the particulate hemp.
US Pat. No. 10,053,438

INTEGRATED PROCESS FOR MAKING PROPENE OXIDE AND AN ALKYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER

EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH, Ess...

10. An integrated process for making propene oxide and methyl tert-butyl ether, comprising:a) a step of dehydrogenating a feed stream, S1, comprising iso-butane, to provide a stream, S2, comprising iso-butene and hydrogen;
b) a separation step separating stream S2 into a stream, S3, consisting essentially of hydrogen and a stream, S4, comprising iso-butene;
c) a step of reacting a part or all of stream S4 with methanol in the presence of a solid acid catalyst, to provide a stream, S5, comprising methyl tert-butyl ether;
d) a separation step separating methyl tert-butyl ether from stream S5;
e) a step of reacting a part or all of stream S3 with oxygen in an anthraquinone process, to provide a stream, S6, comprising hydrogen peroxide as a 20 to 75% by weight aqueous solution of hydrogen peroxide;
f) a step of reacting a part or all of stream S6 with propene in the presence of an epoxidation catalyst, to provide a stream, S7, comprising propene oxide; and
g) a separation step separating propene oxide from stream S7.

US Pat. No. 10,055,733

BIOMETRIC CHAIN OF PROVENANCE

EYELOCK LLC, New York, N...

1. A method for vehicular, indoors or outdoors access control, the method comprising:receiving, via a mobile device, a user credential for use in performing access control;
communicating a first signal between the mobile device and an audio unit of an access control device, the first signal comprising an audio signal;
using the audio signal to determine a distance of the mobile device from the audio unit, and to distinguish the mobile device from another mobile device within an operating range of the access control device; and
using the received user credential or an authentication result from the received user credential to perform the access control, responsive to the determined distance being within a predetermined range and responsive to the determination of the distance being performed within a predetermined time from receiving the user credential.

US Pat. No. 10,055,405

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED DIRECTIONAL TRANSLATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A computer-implemented directional translation method, comprising:receiving, at one or more computing devices, directional translation information that is set by a user for translating a first word in a translation file into a second word, wherein the receiving, at one or more computing devices, directional translation information that is set by a user for translating a first word in a translation file into a second word further comprises:
receiving, at the one or more computing devices, the first word set by the user,
providing, at the one or more computing devices, a plurality of candidate words corresponding to the first word,
receiving, at the one or more computing devices, a candidate word selected from the plurality of candidate words by the user,
providing, at the one or more computing devices, a custom option to the user such that the second word is customized by the user when the second word does not belong to the plurality of candidate words, and
receiving, at the one or more computing devices, the second word set by the user; and
translating, at the one or more computing devices, the first word in the translation file into the second word.

US Pat. No. 10,054,719

METHODS FOR FARBRICATING DOUBLE-LENS STRUCTURES

VisEra Technologies Compa...

1. A method for fabricating a double-lens structure, comprising:forming a color filter layer having a first refractive index on a substrate;
forming a first hard mask on the color filter layer, wherein the first hard mask has a convex profile;
etching the color filter layer by using the first hard mask to form a first lens structure having a first convex profile surface;
forming a micro-lens material layer having a second refractive index on the first lens structure;
forming a second hard mask on the micro-lens material layer, wherein the second hard mask has a convex profile; and
etching the micro-lens material layer by using the second hard mask to form a second lens structure having a second convex profile surface,
wherein the first refractive index of the color filter layer is greater than the second refractive index of the micro-lens material layer, and wherein the first hard mask has a thickness smaller than a thickness of the color filter layer, after the step of etching the color filter layer by using the first hard mask to form the first lens structure, a lower portion of the color filter layer is not etched and bottoms of adjacent zones of the first lens structure are connected together.

US Pat. No. 10,057,991

ELECTRICAL CONTACTS IN LAYERED STRUCTURES

CAM Holding Corporation, ...

1. A method of forming a layered structure, the method comprising:conveying a moving web of a film material in a conveying path, wherein the film material comprises a conductive layer comprising a plurality of networking conductive nanostructures;
depositing a flowable overcoat material on the conductive layer;
providing an electrical contact on the flowable overcoat material;
pressing the electrical contact to penetrate the flowable overcoat material for physically contacting the conductive layer; and
hardening the flowable overcoat material as an overcoat layer.

US Pat. No. 10,057,969

STARTING DEVICE FOR A CDM LAMP AND STARTING METHOD FOR THE SAME

GUANGZHOU TRIZ INFORMATIO...

1. A starting device for a Ceramic Discharge Metal-halide (CDM) lamp comprising:a full-bridge inverter, which at least provides an output as a starting power source to initiate the CDM lamp to work normally;
a driving circuit for driving the full-bridge inverter and for continuously outputting a Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) waveform to regulate the full-bridge inverter continuously;
a single-chip microcomputer, which is connected to the driving circuit;
an ignition determining module, one end of which is connected to the full-bridge inverter to sense whether the output of the full-bridge inverter has powered on the CDM lamp, so as to determine whether ignition of the CDM lamp succeeds and then output a result of the determining to the single-chip microcomputer via the other end, wherein the single-chip microcomputer, the ignition determining module and the full-bridge inverter are three separate and distinct components that are not integrated into one part; and wherein:
if the single-chip microcomputer knows that the ignition succeeds, then the single-chip microcomputer controls the driving circuit to regulate the output of the full-bridge inverter so that the CDM lamp enters into a normal working state from a starting state;
otherwise: in a preset time limit which allows multiple attempts of CDM lamp ignition, the single-chip microcomputer controls the driving circuit to regulate the output of the full-bridge inverter once every certain time, till the single-chip microcomputer knows that the ignition succeeds; if the ignition fails always and exceeds the time limit of ignition, the single-chip microcomputer switches off the driving circuit and suspends starting of the CDM lamp, wherein
during each of the multiple attempts of the CDM lamp ignition, an output voltage and an output pulse width of the full-bridge inverter are simultaneously raised so as to obtain an enhanced energy density for facilitating the ignition;
the ignition determining module senses real-time current flowing through the CDM lamp to obtain real-time sampling data represented by the PWM waveform;
a fuzzy operation is performed to obtain a fuzzy operation-processed waveform of sensed data obtained from the real-time sampling and to determine that a present CDM current represented by the fuzzy operation-processed waveform is in a state of being a corresponding value in a database; and
the single-chip microcomputer emits a control signal to control the driving circuit after determining that the present CDM current is in the state of the corresponding value in the database.

US Pat. No. 10,057,125

VOICE-ENABLED HOME SETUP

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

11. A method comprising:determining, by a processor, one or more devices in proximity to an assistant device, the determination of one or more devices in the proximity including one or more of scanning a physical environment or sending a beacon signal;
providing, by a processor, a user with instructions to set up the one or more devices determined to be in the proximity;
receiving an audio input and a video input;
analyzing the audio input and the video input to identify a user response representing the user's response to the instructions using a speech recognition algorithm and a gesture recognition algorithm;
determining that the user response includes a request to the assistant device;
using the user response to determine whether to connect to the one or more devices to the assistant device or provide a second instruction to the user indicating steps to perform for connecting the one or more devices to the assistant device; and
providing a second instruction to the user or connecting the one or more devices to the assistant device.

US Pat. No. 10,053,416

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING LONG CHAIN AMINO ACIDS AND DIBASIC ACIDS

VITAWORKS IP, LLC, North...

1. A process for producing long chain amino acid, dibasic acid, short chain alkylamine, and alkanoic acid of the following structures:
from an ammonia or ammonium hydroxide hydrolysis of the mixed amide derivatives of the following structures:

wherein m is an integer from 0 to 10;
n is an integer from 6 to 20;
X is OR or NR1R2, wherein OR is OH, C1-C8 monohydric alcohol, or C1-C8 polyhydric alcohol, and R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen or C1-C8 alkyl group; comprising:
(1) adding the mixed amide derivatives to an aqueous solution of ammonium hydroxide in the presence or absence of solvent or catalyst;
(2) subjecting the solution or suspension of step (1) to an hydrolysis reaction; and
(3) recovering excess ammonia and solvent in the presence of solvent in step (1) by evaporation to provide a mixture of long chain amino acid and alkylamine or ammonium salts of long chain dibasic acid and alkanoic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,053,272

CONSUMER PRODUCT PACKAGE

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A plurality of tubs for holding a consumer product comprising:a first tub comprising a base and a perimeter wall defining a cavity, the base comprising at least two projections extending upward and away from the base within the cavity, the at least two projections spaced apart from the perimeter wall, at least one of the projections including a secondary projection disposed adjacent the at least one projection and extending upward and away from the base, the secondary projection having a height different than a height of each of the at least two projections, the secondary projection having a horizontal surface and
a second tub comprising a base and a perimeter wall defining a cavity, the base comprising at least two projections extending upward and away from the base within the cavity, the at least two projections spaced apart from the perimeter wall, at least one of the projections including a secondary projection disposed adjacent the at least one projection and extending upward and away from the base, the secondary projection having a height different than a height of each of the at least two projections, the secondary projection having a horizontal surface, the horizontal surface of the secondary projection of the second tub having a different configuration than the horizontal surface of the secondary projection of the first tub such that when said first tub is stacked on said second tub with the secondary projections oriented in a same direction a portion of the horizontal surface of the secondary projection of the second tub is free from contact with the first tub.

US Pat. No. 10,052,884

LABEL ISSUING APPARATUS

Ishida Co., Ltd., Kyoto ...

1. A label issuing apparatus comprising:a print unit configured to print commodity information on a linerless label;
a feeding unit configured to feed the linerless label;
a cutting unit configured to detach the linerless label as a label piece; and
a temporary adhesion unit configured to hold the label piece, and to adhere an upstream end portion in a feeding direction of the held label piece to a downstream end portion in a feeding direction of a subsequent label, the subsequent label being the linerless label next fed by the feeding unit, wherein
the temporary adhesion unit is disposed further downstream in the feeding direction than the cutting unit, and includes a pressing member and a holding roller,
the pressing member is configured to press the label piece against the holding roller such that the label piece is held from front and rear sides between the pressing member and the holding roller while the label piece is moving in the feeding direction,
the holding roller is configured to move a downstream end portion in the feeding direction of the label piece to a position where the upstream end portion in the feeding direction of the label piece does not hinder progress of the downstream end portion in the feeding direction of the subsequent label,
the pressing member is configured to press the label piece and the subsequent label directly against the holding roller while the label piece is moving in the feeding direction to thereby adhere the label piece to the subsequent label, and
the pressing member and holding roller are configured to hold a series of label pieces in a state in which the label piece is adhered to the subsequent label.

US Pat. No. 10,057,176

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MINIMIZING DATA LOSS IN A NETWORK

SOFTNAS Operating Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:initiating a generation of a plurality of gamblers;
initiating a gambler of the generation;
transmitting one or more packets for the gambler over a network;
in response to a determination the gambler is finished, waiting for the network to discharge; and
in response to a determination the generation is finished, determining a gain-loss of the generation and adjust the plurality of gamblers.

US Pat. No. 10,056,781

POWER CARRIER SIGNAL COUPLING CIRCUIT AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SUNGROW POWER SUPPLY CO.,...

1. A power carrier signal coupling circuit, connected to a three-phase alternating current (AC) power line, comprising:a first power carrier signal coupling channel, comprising a first capacitor;
a second power carrier signal coupling channel, comprising a second capacitor;
a signal transceiver; and
a coupling transformer, comprising a primary winding, a first secondary winding and a second secondary winding, wherein a first terminal of the first secondary winding is connected to the signal transceiver, a second terminal of the first secondary winding is connected to a first terminal of the second secondary winding, and a second terminal of the second secondary winding is connected to the signal transceiver, wherein
a phase of the three-phase AC power line serves as a common channel,
the first power carrier signal coupling channel is arranged between the common channel and one of two phases of the three-phase AC power line other than the phase of the three-phase AC power line serving as the common channel,
the second power carrier signal coupling channel is arranged between the common channel and the other of the two phases of the three-phase AC power line other than the phase of the three-phase AC power line serving as the common channel, and
a first terminal of the first capacitor is connected to one of the two phases of the three-phase AC power line other than the phase of the three-phase AC power line serving as the common channel, a second terminal of the first capacitor is connected to a first terminal of the primary winding, a first terminal of the second capacitor is connected to the other of the two phases of the three-phase AC power line other than the phase of the three-phase AC power line serving as the common channel, a second terminal of the second capacitor is connected to the first terminal of the primary winding, and a second terminal of the primary winding is connected to the common channel.

US Pat. No. 10,055,626

DATA READING SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH USER FEEDBACK FOR IMPROVED EXCEPTION HANDLING AND ITEM MODELING

DATALOGIC USA, INC., Eug...

1. An automated optical code reading and control system, comprisinga data reader including an object recognition model, the object recognition model including one or more algorithms defining parameters for identifying items passing through a read zone of the data reader;
a conveyor system configured to transport items through the read zone of the data reader;
an exception identification system configured to detect an exception item that has been transported into the read zone without being successfully identified by the data reader;
an exception handling system configured to receive exception handling input for resolving an exception associated with the exception item;
a feedback system in operable communication with the object recognition model and the exception handling system, the feedback system configured to receive the exception handling input associated with handling the exception, the feedback system further configured to update the one or more algorithms to adjust the parameters of the object recognition model based, at least in part, on the exception handling input; and
an input mechanism for receiving a weight correlation factor for each of one or more operators of the data reader, and wherein the one or more algorithms of the object recognition model is updated based, at least in part, on the weight correlation factor.

US Pat. No. 10,055,554

SOFTWARE-ENABLED REMOTE LICENSING AND PROVISIONING

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method for increasing network capacity in a wireless communications device, comprising:determining, at the wireless communications device, a need for activation of an unused functionality of an embedded hardware portion at the wireless communications device to increase network capacity;
receiving, at a provisioning server, an activation request message from the wireless communications device for activation of the unused functionality at the wireless communications device;
determining, at the provisioning server, a path to the wireless communications device based on messages from a plurality of wireless communication devices and based on performance factors;
sending a negotiating message from the provisioning server to another server to determine pricing for granting a license to enable the unused functionality;
granting, at the provisioning server, the license to the unused functionality within the wireless communications device, thereby allowing the unused functionality otherwise not available to be made available for use; and
sending, to the wireless communications device, an activation response message over the determined path to the wireless communications device, the activation response message for enabling the unused functionality of the wireless communications device at the wireless communications device;
wherein the performance factors comprise available network capacity,
thereby provisioning the unused functionality of the embedded hardware portion of the wireless communications device and addressing the need of the wireless communications device for increased network capacity.

US Pat. No. 10,053,972

MONITORING OF STEAM CHAMBER GROWTH

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for monitoring steam chamber growth, comprising:deploying sensors subsurface in a steam assisted gravity drainage region of a reservoir from which hydrocarbons are produced;
employing the sensors to measure data on the electrical and elastic properties of the steam assisted gravity drainage region;
processing the data received from the sensors at a computer processor located above the subsurface to predict a distribution of in situ bitumen, swept bitumen, and transition zone; and
tracking growth of a steam chamber on one or more displays by measuring and processing the data over time to facilitate production of a hydrocarbon from the reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,053,746

PROCESS FOR REPAIRING A WORN CARBURIZED STEEL SURFACE OF A SPRAG CLUTCH

FLORIDA TURBINE TECHNOLOG...

1. A method of repairing a worn carburized surface on a sprag clutch comprising the steps of:grind the worn carburized surface of the sprag clutch to prepare the worn carburized surface for metallurgical bonding;
place the worn carburized surface in a PVD Cathodic Arc chamber;
preheat the worn carburized surface to remove moisture and provide for a metallurgical bonding surface;
reverse sputter clean the surface to remove any surface oxide;
apply a first coating layer of Chromium Nitride using a PVD process in the PVD Cathodic Arc chamber;
change the first coating layer macro topology by polishing the first coated layer;
apply a second coating layer of Chromium Nitride using the PVD process in the PVD Cathodic Arc chamber to a thickness in excess of an original specified dimension of the sprag clutch; and,
grind or polish the second coating layer to a thickness resembling the original dimensions of the sprag clutch.

US Pat. No. 10,052,926

REGENERATIVE HYDRAULIC SHOCK-ABSORBER FOR VEHICLE SUSPENSION

SISTEMI SOSPENSIONI S.p.A...

1. A regenerative hydraulic shock-absorber for vehicle suspension, comprising:a cylinder containing a hydraulic working fluid;
a piston slidably arranged in the cylinder so as to split the cylinder into two variable-volume working chambers, namely a first working chamber, or extension chamber, and a second working chamber, or compression chamber;
an auxiliary conduit in fluid communication on the one hand with the first working chamber and on the other with the second working chamber;
a plurality of permanent magnets slidably arranged in the auxiliary conduit to reciprocate along the auxiliary conduit, dragged by the working fluid flowing between the first and second working chambers through the auxiliary conduit as a result of the reciprocating motion of the piston in the cylinder; and
an electric energy generating device for generating electric energy from the movement of the permanent magnets along the auxiliary conduit;
wherein the auxiliary conduit is spirally wound around the cylinder, and
wherein the permanent magnets are connected to each other so as to form a train of permanent magnets.

US Pat. No. 10,052,595

MULTI CHAMBER MIXING MANIFOLD

TETRA Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A mixing chamber comprising:(a) a body, the body having first and second body ends, an exterior wall with an interior having first and second chambers, and a plurality of inputs and at least one output;
(b) the first chamber and second chamber being fluidly connected to each other;
(c) a dividing structure that separates the first and second chambers,
the dividing structure including
a first plate having
first and second first plate side edges
that each connect to the exterior wall
first and second first plate end portions,
the first first plate end portion
 connecting to the first body end,
a second plate connected
to the exterior wall and
to the second first plate end portion
at a position spaced in between the first and second body ends;
(d) the plurality of inputs entering the first chamber and the at least one output exiting from the second chamber, and
(e) the plurality of inputs being directed towards each other.

US Pat. No. 10,057,689

SILICON SPEAKER

GOERTEK INC., Weifang (C...

1. A silicon speaker comprising an MEMS acoustoelectric chip and a PCB substrate, whereinthe MEMS acoustoelectric chip comprises a silicon substrate and a corrugated diaphragm provided at one side of the silicon substrate,
the corrugated diaphragm is provided between the PCB substrate and the silicon substrate,
metal paths are provided on the PCB substrate,
a portion of a surface of the corrugated diaphragm, which surface faces the PCB substrate is metalized through metal deposition and patterning, and the metalized portion is in contact with the metal paths on the PCB substrate, and
a portion of the metal paths are on an opposite side of a space from the corrugated diaphragm.

US Pat. No. 10,057,560

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INTRAORAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL SURVEYING

DENTSPLY SIRONA INC., Yo...

1. A method comprising:providing a dental imaging apparatus that includes a central processing unit constructed to generate an overall three-dimensional image in a first mode and another overall three-dimensional image in a second mode,
generating the overall three-dimensional image in the first mode from a plurality of images recording by an intraoral camera during an imaging operation, wherein the plurality of images comprise intermediate three-dimensional images,
wherein said intermediate three-dimensional images are created from individual 2D recorded images or sequences of a plurality of successively created 2D recorded images,
wherein said 2D recorded images are created in chronological order,
generating the another overall three-dimensional image in the second mode from a subset of the plurality of images, the subset of the plurality of images being recorded during a specific time interval of the imaging operation,
wherein the specific time interval:
(i) precedes a time when a triggering command is issued,
(ii) follows the time when the triggering command is issued, or
(iii) comprises the time when the triggering command is issued and
controlling a high data volume in the second mode by transferring the subset of the plurality of images to a memory device only after the triggering command is issued such that a recorded image section can be monitored,
wherein in the first mode, said intermediate three-dimensional images are compiled continuously, gradually, or after the end of a first recording procedure to form said overall three-dimensional image and
wherein in the second mode, said intermediate three-dimensional images are compiled continuously, gradually, or after the end of a second recording procedure to form said another overall three-dimensional image.

US Pat. No. 10,056,877

TEMPERATURE COMPENSATED BEAM RESONATOR

Teknologian tutkimuskesku...

1. A microelectromechanical resonator device comprising,a support structure,
a resonator suspended to the support structure and having at least one beam, the beam;
having a longitudinal axis,
being doped to a doping concentration with an n-type doping agent, and
being capable of resonating in a length-extensional, flexural or torsional resonance mode,
an actuator for exciting said length-extensional, flexural or torsional resonance mode into the resonator,
wherein the support structure and the resonator are manufactured from a (100) oriented semiconductor wafer or a (110) oriented semiconductor wafer,
wherein said doping concentration is at least 1.1*1020 cm?3, and
wherein the longitudinal axis of the beam is oriented
at an angle of 17±10 degrees with respect to the [100] crystal direction of the wafer if said resonance mode is length-extensional or flexural, and
at an angle of 0±35 degrees with respect to the [110] crystal direction of the wafer if said resonance mode is torsional.

US Pat. No. 10,053,906

GARAGE DOOR OPENER SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING A GARAGE DOOR OPENER SYSTEM

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A garage door opener system comprising:a structure;
a motor supported by the structure and capable of moving a garage door;
a power supply supported by the structure and connectable to an external power source;
a remote input device electrically connectable to the power supply by an electrical conductor, the remote input device to receive power by the electrical conductor, the remote input device including a device controller to:
communicate an event message,
monitor for an acknowledgement message within a time period, and
a master controller supported by the structure, connected to the motor and the power supply, and electrically connectable to the remote input device by the electrical conductor, the master controller to:
receive the event message,
communicate the acknowledgement message in response to receiving the event message, and
control a power being provided to the motor for moving the garage door.

US Pat. No. 10,053,325

APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING BINDING PROCESSING ON SHEETS AND POST-PROCESSING APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. A sheet binding processing apparatus comprising:a sheet support section adapted to support a plurality of sheets;
a pressurizing member having a pair of pressurizing surfaces adapted to apply pressure to the plurality of sheets from front side and backside directions to perform binding process to the plurality of sheets on the sheet support section;
a driver to cause at least one of the pressurizing surfaces to shift between a waiting position separated from the plurality of sheets and an actuation position for applying the pressure with a predetermined pressurization force to perform the binding process to the plurality of sheets;
a pressurizing surface changing section adapted to move the plurality of sheets relative to the pressurizing surfaces in the actuation position to change an area in which the pressurizing surfaces apply the pressure to the plurality of sheets when performing the binding process; and
a control section for controlling the driver to adjust the pressurization force according to the change of the area by the pressurizing surface changing section.

US Pat. No. 10,052,758

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MANIPULATOR SYSTEM

KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsb...

1. A method for controlling a manipulator system including a manipulator control device and a at least one manipulator comprising several drives and a first converter for converting movement commands from the manipulator control device into control signals for actuating at least two of the several drives, the method performed by the manipulator control device and comprising the steps of:a) identifying one or more of the several drives that must be used to travel over a planned movement path of the manipulator system, the planned movement path defining programmed movement of a reference point traveling between at least two path points in Cartesian space;
b) checking whether the one or more identified drives that must be used to travel over the planned movement path of the manipulator system are connected to and being supplied with control signals by the first converter, and switching the first converter to connect to one of the one or more identified drives that is not connected to and supplying control signals to the identified drive; and
c) actuating the one or more connected, identified drives of the first converter in order to travel over the planned movement path of the manipulator system.

US Pat. No. 10,053,548

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MODIFYING RESIN

MEIDENSHA CORPORATION, T...

1. A resin modification method by providing an ozone gas having an ozone concentration of 50 volume % or more and an unsaturated hydrocarbon gas to a resin to make a surface of the resin hydrophilic by a reaction gas of the ozone gas and the unsaturated hydrocarbon gas, the method comprising:winding a resin, which has previously been wound onto a winding shaft, onto another winding shaft, and providing the ozone gas and the unsaturated hydrocarbon gas to the resin moving between these winding shafts, in an alternate manner in a direction of the moving of the resin.

US Pat. No. 10,052,422

SYSTEM FOR DETECTING A STATE OF A DIALYZER APPARATUS, AND SENSOR DEVICE WHICH CAN BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE

B. BRAUN AVITUM AG, Mels...

1. A system for detecting a property or a state of a dialyzer apparatus or a component thereof before or during the operation of the dialyzer apparatus or before or during a blood treatment, the system comprising:the dialyzer apparatus having a housing encompassing an internal volume portion and a membrane filter device disposed in the internal volume portion, the housing permeable at least in regions to radiation; and
a sensor device that is adapted to be connected directly to the housing of the dialyzer apparatus in a detachable fashion and that comprises a signal receiving unit configured to receive at least one radiation signal from at least the internal volume portion of the housing, with the at least one radiation signal being characteristic of the dialyzer apparatus, the state of the dialyzer apparatus, or the blood treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,052,337

COMPOSITIONS OF OBETICHOLIC ACID AND METHODS OF USE

Intercept Pharmaceuticals...

1. A composition comprising obeticholic acid, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, ester, or amino acid conjugate thereof, wherein obeticholic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, ester, or amino acid conjugate thereof is in the form of particles, and wherein at least 50% of the particles have a diameter of 200 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 10,057,925

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING RANDOM ACCESS REQUEST AND TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING RANDOM ACCESS RESPONSE

GOLDPEAK INNOVATIONS INC,...

1. A method for performing a random access by a user equipment, the method comprising: receiving the random access response from a base station within a time period; and extracting information associated with a subframe number of a subframe in which a random access preamble was transmitted by the user equipment, wherein the time period starts at a time point after an end time of transmitting the random access preamble, the time period being calculated based on a subframe number corresponding to the end time, and wherein a start subframe number of the time period corresponding to the time point is obtained by adding an offset to the subframe number corresponding to the end time, and the offset equals three.

US Pat. No. 10,055,513

DEVELOPMENT DEVICE FOR CONFIGURING A MODEL OF A TECHNICAL SYSTEM TO REPRESENT SIGNAL PATHS

dSPACE digital signal pro...

1. A development device for configuring a model of a technical system to represent signal paths for configuring a model of a technical system on a computer with a display,wherein the development device is configured to cause the display to display the model with at least two signal paths of the technical system and, in an initial representation, all input signals, output signals, and all processing units in the form of block elements in a circuit diagram,
wherein the development device is configured to execute a simulation of the model and to determine signal paths on each of the input signals, the output signals, and the processing units,
wherein the development device is configured to receive a selection of at least one of an input signal, an output signal or a processing unit via a user interface,
wherein, based on a result of the simulation of the model and the selection of the at least one of an input signal, an output signal or a processing unit, the development device is configured to identify a signal path that passes through the selected at least one of the input signal, the output signal and the processing unit and to reduce the representation of the model to the signal path to simple lines and to indicate a number of the processing units through which the signal passes along the signal path with the reduced representation,
wherein only the relevant processing units are displayed or highlighted on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,054,209

TORQUE TRANSMITTING DEVICE

Valeo Embrayages, Amiens...

1. A torque transmitting device comprising a torque input element (17a, 17b) and a torque output element (8) able to pivot about an axis (X) with respect to one another, at least one elastic leaf (22), rotationally coupled between the torque output element (8) and the torque input element (17a, 17b) respectively, said elastic leaf (22) being elastically and radially supported by a supporting member (18) carried by the torque input element (17a, 17b), said elastic leaf (22) being able to bend upon rotation of the torque input element (17a, 17b) with respect to the torque output element (8),wherein the elastic leaf (22) comprises at least two stacked elastic blades (23a, 23b, 23c), said blades comprising one linking area (24) for the connection with the torque output element (8), and a second area (27) for bearing the supporting member (18), said blades (23a, 23b, 23c) being linked together through at least one linking member (34, 35, 36) integral with a first blade (23a) and engaged with a radial clearance (j) in at least one second blade (23b, 23c).
US Pat. No. 10,053,603

BLOCK COPOLYMERS CONTAINING A COPOLYMER MYRCENE BLOCK

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC,...

1. A block copolymer comprising: at least one monoalkenyl arene monomer polymer block (A) and copolymer block (B) containing myrcene, said copolymer block (B) further comprising:a) at least one conjugated diene monomer having a lower molecular weight than myrcene, or
b) at least one monoalkenyl arene monomer, or
c) a mixture of (a) and (b),
wherein the copolymer block B has a vinyl content from about 5 to about 80 mol. %,
wherein the block (A) has a molecular weight of from 3 kg/mol to about 60 kg/mol and the copolymer block (B) has a molecular weight of from about 10 kg/mol to about 500 kg/mol,
wherein the block copolymer has a structure according to the following general formulae: A-B, A-B-A, A-B-A?, (A-B)n, (A-B)n-A, (A-B-A)nX, (A-B)nX, (A-B-A?)nX, (A-B-A?)nX, (A-B-B?)nX and A-B-A?-B-A, wherein X is the residue of a coupling agent, n is an integer and ranges from 2 to 5, A and A? are polymer blocks of monoalkenyl arene(s) and A and A? may differ with regard to molecular weight or composition, B and B? are copolymer blocks of myrcene and at least one other monomer and B and B? may differ with regard to molecular weight or composition, and
wherein the myrcene content of the B block is from 25 to 85 mol. %.
US Pat. No. 10,052,347

USE OF A BLOCK POLYMER COMPRISING A BLOCK OF POLY(3-(METHACRYLOYLAMINO)PROPYLTRIMETHYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE) (PMAPTAC) FOR THE NEUTRALIZATION OF HEPARIN

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI,...

1. A method for the direct neutralization of heparins in blood and body fluids comprisingapplying a block copolymer containing poly(3-(methacryloylamino)propyltrimethylammonium chloride) (PMAPTAC), as one block of the block copolymer to the blood and body fluids containing heparins.

US Pat. No. 10,058,004

INTERLOCK ASSEMBLY

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. An openable IT component configured to be mounted within an IT rack, the openable IT component comprising: a shell assembly; a drawer assembly configured to receive a plurality of IT sub-components; a slide assembly configured to slidably position the drawer assembly within the shell assembly between a fully closed position and a fully opened position; a fixed support rail configured to position the shell assembly within the IT rack, and an interlock assembly configured to prevent the opening of other IT components within the IT rack while the openable IT component is not in the fully closed position, wherein the interlock assembly includes: an interlock window; and a collapsible link assembly, wherein the interlock window is positioned within the shell assembly and is configured to be displaceable in a first direction in response to the drawer assembly being slid out of the fully closed position, and wherein the collapsible link assembly is positioned within the fixed support rail.

US Pat. No. 10,055,753

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INSTANT GENERATION OF HUMAN UNDERSTANDABLE AUDIENCE INSIGHTS

Oath Inc., New York, NY ...

1. A system comprising:a processor and a non-transitory storage medium accessible to the processor;
a memory storing a database comprising audience segments and tags related to the audience segments; and
a computer server in communication with the memory and the database, the computer server programmed to:
obtain campaign delivery feed data related to a plurality of campaigns from at least one advertiser in a preset time period;
obtain audience feed data including tag information from a data provider, wherein the audience feed data is segmented into one or more audience segments;
cluster the tag information to find term frequencies for each term in the tag information;
generate a cluster group of audience feed data, the cluster group comprising audience feed data from across a plurality of different audience segments sharing a common high-frequency term;
identify understandable terms from the clustered tag information by removing noisy terms from the cluster group; and
generate a performance report by inserting the understandable terms into a report template.

US Pat. No. 10,055,073

TOUCH SCREEN, TOUCH PANEL, DISPLAY, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A touch screen, comprising:a column-direction wire extending in a column direction; and
a row-direction wire extending in a row direction orthogonal to said column direction,
said column-direction wire and said row-direction wire three-dimensionally intersecting each other in a region that is a detection cell, wherein
at least one of said column-direction wire and said row-direction wire has an end portion whose width is larger than a width of another portion of the wire, said end portion being a wire-end expansion portion,
said wire-end expansion portion is provided so as to be located outside an edge of an outermost column-direction wire and an outermost row-direction wire that are disposed on the outermost side of a detectable area formed of a plurality of said column-direction wires and a plurality of said row-direction wires,
said column-direction wire and said row-direction wire each have a mesh structure in which a plurality of conductor wires are disposed in a mesh pattern,
said wire-end expansion portion has said mesh structure,
said column-direction wire and said row-direction wire each have a maximum width set to be smaller than a corresponding arrangement interval of said column-direction wire and said row-direction wire in said detectable area, and
said wire-end expansion portion has a width set to be larger than said maximum width of said column-direction wire and said maximum width of said row-direction wire.

US Pat. No. 10,054,656

METHOD AND APPARATUS THAT ACQUIRE MAGNETIC RESONANCE DATA USING A 3D TURBO OR FAST SPIN ECHO PULSE SEQUENCE WITH A LENGTHENED ECHO SPACING

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method of acquiring magnetic resonance (MR) data from a subject, comprising:with a computer, accessing or generating a modified form of a standard 3D turbo or fast spin echo (3D-TSE/FSE) imaging protocol, with said standard 3D-TSE/FSE imaging protocol comprising at least one echo spacing following a radiation of an excitation radio-frequency (RF) pulse, wherein a length of said at least one echo spacing in said standard 3D-TSE/FSE imaging protocol is determined by the radiation of a number of refocusing RF pulses, via an RF channel that comprises an RF amplifier, and a subsequent readout of an echo produced by nuclear spins excited by the radiated excitation RF pulse which have also been refocused by each refocusing RF pulse in said standard 3D-TSE/FSE imaging protocol;
from said computer, operating said MR data acquisition unit with a reduced loading of said RF amplifier, where the reduced loading of the RF amplifier is produced by modifying said at least one echo spacing of the standard 3D-TSE/FSE imaging protocol in order to lengthen the length of the at least one echo spacing to more than 500 ms, while also radiating a modified number of refocusing RF pulses that is less than the number of said refocusing RF pulses that occur in said standard 3D-TSE/FSE imaging protocol, and said MR data acquisition unit thereby acquiring raw MR data that is or has been read out from said echo; and
in said computer, executing an image reconstruction algorithm in order to convert said acquired raw MR data into MR image data representing an image of the subject, and making the MR image data that represents the image of the subject available in electronic form at an output of said computer.

US Pat. No. 10,058,000

WATERPROOF STRUCTURE FOR CASING OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE

CAL-COMP BIG DATA, INC., ...

1. A waterproof structure for a casing of an electronic device, comprising:a first casing member, having a first casing portion, a first side portion surrounding the periphery of the first casing portion, and a plurality of first pegs disposed in and protruded from the first casing portion;
a second casing member, assembled with the first casing member, and having a second casing portion, a second side portion surrounding the periphery of the second casing portion, a plurality of second pegs disposed in and protruded from the second casing portion, and configured to be corresponsive to the first pegs respectively;
a waterproof member, having a ring portion, and a plurality of packing portions formed by integrally coupling the ring portion, and the ring portion being surrounded continuously by the first and second side portions and clamped between the first and second side portions, and the packing portions being disposed between the first and second pegs respectively; and
a plurality of locking elements, passing into the first and second pegs to combine the first and second casing members,
wherein a first accommodating area and a second accommodating area are defined between the first and second casing members, and the waterproof member is accommodated in the first and second accommodating areas;
wherein the first and second accommodating areas have a first interference slot and a second interference slot respectively and concavely formed on the first and second side portions and disposed around the ring portion, and each of the first and second interference slots is recessed into a width greater than the corresponsive width of the ring portion, so that the ring portion deforms in a widthwise direction of each of the first and second interference slots when the first and second casing members are engaged with each other to compress the ring portion.

US Pat. No. 10,057,989

MULTILAYER STRUCTURE AND RELATED METHOD OF MANUFACTURE FOR ELECTRONICS

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. A multilayer structure, comprising:a substrate film having a first side and an opposite second side, the substrate film comprising electrically insulating material;
a number of conductive traces printed by printed electronics technology on at least the first side of the substrate film, the number of conductive traces configured to establish a desired circuit design;
a connector element provided on the substrate film, a first side of the connector element facing structure internals and a second opposite side of the connector element facing the environment on the second side of the substrate film via at least one hole defined in the substrate film, the connector element comprising a number of electrically conductive contact members connected to the circuit on the first side of the substrate film and configured to contact one or more electrical contact members of an external element responsive to mating the external element with the connector element; and
a plastic layer molded onto the first side of the substrate film and the first side of the connector element covering the first side of the connector element and the circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,056,118

CARRYING APPARATUS USED FOR MEMORY STORAGE UNIT

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC....

1. A carrying apparatus used for clamping side edges of a memory storage unit, comprising:a base part disposed corresponding to a first side edge of the memory storage unit and having a fixed end and a pivot end;
a fixed arm extending from the fixed end of the base part; and
a holding arm pivoted on the pivot end of the base part and spaced with the fixed arm,
wherein the base part is provided with a working space in which an elastic element is disposed, wherein the holding arm is provided with a stop end extending into the working space, wherein the elastic element exerts a force on the stop end such that the holding arm moves toward and clamps a third side edge of the memory storage unit, and
wherein a fastener is pivoted on the holding arm for fastening the holding arm to the base part, wherein the fastener has a swing arm and a clamping portion extending from the swing arm, wherein a slot is disposed on the base part such that the clamping portion is snapped into the slot.

US Pat. No. 10,055,337

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ANALYZING SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT RISKS

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A method comprising:generating, by a computer processor of a development server, a plurality of risk factor questions associated with a software development process of a software program during a software development stage in which the software program is being created or will be created, a first risk factor question of the plurality of risk factor questions being to request information to assess software development risk associated with a software development activity, a second risk factor question of the plurality of risk factor questions being a churn risk factor question to assess software development risk associated with churn;
receiving, by the computer processor of the development server, a plurality of risk factor responses associated with the software development process of the software program at each of a plurality of gates in the software development stage, a risk factor response of the plurality of risk factor responses being a response to the risk factor question, a risk factor being associated with the risk factor response and reflecting a quantitative software development risk associated with the software development process;
respectively associating, by the computer processor of the development server, a plurality of risk factors with a plurality of risk factor models and a plurality of risk factor weightings, the plurality of risk factors including the risk factor and a risk factor model of the plurality of risk factor models reflecting a mathematical relationship between the risk factor and a risk factor weighting, the risk factor of the plurality of risk factors being increased based on a churn risk factor response to the churn risk factor question, a churn risk associated with the churn risk factor question and the churn risk factor response being a dynamic risk that is generated at each gate of a plurality of gates, the plurality of risk factors including a static risk factor that is generated at a gate of the plurality of gates;
comparing, by the computer processor of the development server, a measurement of the plurality of risks factors, a plurality of weighting factors, and a determination of probabilities of introducing defects into the software program against historically derived standards, historically derived data, or the historically derived standards and the historically derived data using information of the plurality of risk factors associated with a prior development project, a plurality of prior development segments, and a plurality of outcomes associated with the prior development project or the prior development segments;
compiling the plurality of risk factors in combination with the respective association of the plurality of risk factor models and the plurality of risk factor weightings to generate a mapping input;
generating, by the computer processor of the development server, a predicted number of expected software development defects associated with continued development of the software program using the mapping input;
mapping the mapping input to the predicted number of expected software development defects with continued development of the software program to output a map that defines a plurality of possible developmental solutions;
selecting, by the computer processor of the development server, a possible developmental solution among the plurality of possible developmental solutions defined in the map; and
analyzing, by the computer processor of the development server, the plurality of risk factors in combination with their respective association of the plurality of risk factor models and the plurality of risk factor weightings to flag a software development risk area.

US Pat. No. 10,054,929

INTELLIGENT MACHINE TOOLS

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A system comprising:a collection of machine tool workstations used in a work process, wherein each workstation is associated with a set of performance parameters and one or more of the machine tool workstations comprise (i) a cutting tool, (ii) a drilling machine, (iii) a lathe, (iv) a boring machine or (v) a grinding machine;
one or more data sensors, the one or more data sensors:
in data communication with each other, and
performing operations comprising:
generating a set of sensor data, wherein the sensor data includes measured transit time information for items flowing through the work process,
accessing a set of production control data for each workstation and a set of accounting data for the work process,
calculating a standard deviation of the measured transit time information, and
calculating an achievable minimum work in progress (WIP) for each workstation using current values of workstation performance parameters, comprising calculating an achievable minimum WIP for each workstation using
wherein S represents the workstation setup time, Q represents the workstation number of different part numbers, m represents the units produced by the workstation per unit time, X represents the workstation scrap percentage, P represents the workstation machining time per unit, and M represents the machine downtime;receiving input including (i) information identifying process improvement projects and corresponding predictive performance parameter values, and (ii) information identifying resources available for process improvement;
for each workstation (i) determining an achievable minimum WIP using the corresponding predictive performance parameter values, and (ii) determining a reduction in minimum WIP based on the difference between the achievable minimum WIP for the current values of performance parameters and the predictive performance parameter values; and
determining one or more process efficiency improvements associated with the determined reductions in minimum WIP, the accounting data and the calculated standard deviation.

US Pat. No. 10,053,440

INTEGRATED PROCESS FOR MAKING PROPENE OXIDE AND AN ALKYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER

EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH, Ess...

1. An integrated process for making propene oxide and an alkyl tert-butyl ether comprising;a) a step of dehydrogenating a feed stream, S1, comprising propane and iso-butane, to provide a stream, S2, comprising propene, iso-butene and hydrogen;
b) a separation step separating stream S2 into a stream, S3, consisting essentially of hydrogen and a stream, S4, comprising propene and iso-butene;
c) a separation step separating stream S4 into a stream, S5, comprising propene and a stream, S6, comprising iso-butene;
d) a step of reacting a part or all of stream S5 with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of an epoxidation catalyst to provide a stream, S7, comprising propene oxide;
e) a separation step separating propene oxide from stream S7;
f) a step of reacting a part or all of stream S6 with an alkanol in the presence of a solid acid catalyst, to provide a stream, S8, comprising an alkyl tert-butyl ether; and
g) a separation step separating the alkyl tert-butyl ether from stream S8.
US Pat. No. 10,051,876

PROCESS AND PRODUCT

Givaudan S.A., Vernier (...

1. A method of making a coffee flavour soluble granule, comprising:(a) adding separately to a fluidized bed spray-dried coffee flavour, Maillard process flavour and caramel sugar, and mixing to form a homogeneous blend of fine powder;
(b) suspending this powder in the fluidized bed; and
(c) spraying it with an aqueous saccharide binder solution to produce the coffee flavour soluble granule,
wherein the aqueous saccharide binder comprises one or more polysaccharide gums in an aqueous solution.

US Pat. No. 10,057,832

FTM PROTOCOL WITH SELECTABLE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORMAT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of initiating a ranging operation between a first device and a second device, the method performed by the second device and comprising:transmitting, to the first device, a fine timing measurement (FTM) request frame including a capabilities field that indicates a number of types of non-legacy acknowledgement (ACK) frame formats supported by the second device;
receiving, from the first device, a first FTM frame including a capabilities field that indicates capabilities of the first device to receive each of the number of types of non-legacy ACK frame formats supported by the second device;
selecting one of the number of types of non-legacy ACK frame formats or a legacy ACK frame format based, at least in part, on the indicated capabilities of the first device;
transmitting an ACK frame to the first device in response to reception of the first FTM frame, the ACK frame transmitted using the selected ACK frame format;
receiving, from the first device, a second FTM frame including a time value indicative of a difference in time between a time of arrival (TOA) of the ACK frame and a time of departure (TOD) of the first FTM frame; and
determining a distance between the first and second devices based, at least in part, on the time value.

US Pat. No. 10,055,153

IMPLEMENTING HIERARCHICAL DISTRIBUTED-LINKED LISTS FOR NETWORK DEVICES

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a main memory configured to store data elements;
write circuitry configured to:
write a first data packet as first data elements to the main memory;
write a first child distributed linked list that includes first data-element pointers to the main memory to interconnect the first data elements stored in the main memory;
write a parent distributed linked list to include a first snapshot that represents (i) a first child pointer to the first child distributed linked list and (ii) a first sequence identifier associated with the first snapshot;
after writing the first data packet to the main memory, write a second data packet as second data elements to the main memory;
write a second child distributed linked list that includes second data-element pointers to the main memory to interconnect the second data elements stored in the main memory; and
update the parent distributed linked list to include a second snapshot that represents (i) a second child pointer to the second child distributed linked list and (ii) a second sequence identifier associated with the second snapshot; and
read circuitry configured to read the first data packet and the second data packet in sequence using respectively the first snapshot and the second snapshot included in the parent distributed linked list, wherein an order of the read is based on sequence identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,054,303

ASSEMBLE MECHANISM OF LED LAMP AND DISASSEMBLING METHOD THEREOF

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. An assemble mechanism of LED lamp, comprising:at least two strip houses (10), each of the strip houses (10) having a U-shaped groove (101) and two slots (102) opened two side walls thereof respectively;
at least two covers (20), the two covers (20) being arranged onto the two strip houses (10) respectively, each of the covers (20) comprising two bar-typed pins (201), the two bar-typed pins (201) being inserted into the two slots (102) respectively; and
at least one coupling assembly (30), the coupling assembly (30) being configured for connecting two strip houses (10) together, the coupling assembly (30) comprising a plug (31) disposed at one end of one of the strip houses (10) and a socket (32) disposed at the other end of the strip houses (10) and connected to the plug (31), the plug (31) comprising a plug-body (311) fixed on the strip houses (10), and a T-shaped head (312) extending from the plug-body (311), the T-shaped head (312) comprising a straight bar (313) connected to the plug-body (311), a horizontal bar (314) extending from the side walls of the straight bar (313), and two wedge structures (315) provided on two side walls of the straight bar (313) respectively, the socket (32) comprising a socket body (321) fixed on the strip houses (10), and a T-shaped cavity (322) extending from the socket body (10) configured for receiving the T-shaped head (312), and two catches (323) provided on two inner side walls of the T-shaped cavity (322) respectively and configured for clamping the wedge structures (315).

US Pat. No. 10,053,277

CONNECTING AND CONTAINER SYSTEM

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetm...

1. A container system, comprising:at least two containers, and
a container system wherein each of the containers each has a connecting arrangement of the container system for producing a fluidic connection between the containers,
a first of said connecting arrangements being on a first of the containers and a second of said connecting arrangements being on a second of the containers, both of said connecting arrangements being fluidically sealed in an initial state,
wherein the first of connecting arrangements has an opening region, is deformable outside of the opening region and is configured for causing deformation of the first connecting arrangement outside of the opening region to produce opening of the opening region,
wherein the first of said connecting arrangements comprises a tubular portion which adjoins or surrounds the opening region, and wherein the tubular portion is deformable such that deformation thereof enables the opening region to be opened, and
wherein the second of said connecting arrangements is configured to deform the tubular portion of the first of said at least two connecting arrangements, so that deformation thereof causes the opening region of the first of said at least two connecting arrangements to open when said the first and second containers are brought into mating relationship with ends of the containers facing in opposite directions.

US Pat. No. 10,052,387

CERAMIDE REVERSAL OF MULTI-DRUG RESISTANCE

MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING ...

1. A method for inducing nuclear trafficking of a therapeutic agent and reversing multi-drug resistance (MDR) in cancer cells that overexpress P-glycoprotein (P-gp) comprising contacting said cancer cells with the therapeutic agent and C16-ceramide.

US Pat. No. 10,057,927

EMERGENCY SERVICES SUPPORT FOR NON-CELLULAR WIRELESS ACCESS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method to obtain information for establishing emergency services sessions via a non-3GPP wireless access network, the method comprising:by a wireless device, while roaming on a visited Public Land Mobile Network (VPLMN):
sending to a domain name system (DNS) server a first query for emergency services Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) information;
receiving from the DNS server, in response to the first query, a first reply that includes a list of one or more PLMNs that support emergency services sessions via the non-3GPP wireless access network;
selecting a PLMN from the list of one or more PLMNs;
sending to the DNS server a second query for emergency services evolved Packet Data Gateway (ePDG) information for the selected PLMN;
receiving from the DNS server, in response to the second query, a second reply that includes a list of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for ePDGs that support emergency services sessions via the non-3GPP wireless access network for the selected PLMN;
sending, to a DNS server located in a country in which the wireless device is roaming, a third query for emergency services local number information; and
receiving, from the DNS server located in the country in which the wireless device is roaming, a third reply that includes a list of emergency services local numbers applicable for the country in which the wireless device is roaming and categorized by emergency services type.

US Pat. No. 10,057,586

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING DEPTH BASED BLOCK PARTITIONING IN HIGH EFFICIENCY VIDEO CODING

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for providing block partition boundary filtering for depth based block partitioning in high efficiency video coding, comprising:obtaining a binary mask based on a depth block corresponding to a current texture block, in which the binary mask is used for the texture block partitioning;
partitioning the current texture block according to the binary mask;
determining that at least one pixel position of a first set of adjacent pixel positions in the binary mask in at least one of a vertical plane and a horizontal plane in relation to a first particular pixel position at the block partition boundary between different partitions in the current texture block has a different depth value in the binary mask than other pixel positions in the first set of adjacent pixel positions;
determining that all pixel positions of a second set of adjacent pixel positions in the binary mask in at least one of a further vertical plane and a further horizontal plane in relation to a second particular pixel position at the block partition boundary between the different partitions in the current texture block have a same depth value;
performing pixel processing to filter an intensity value in the current texture block at the first particular pixel position according to intensity values in the current texture block at the first set of pixel positions and not to filter an intensity value in the current texture block at the second particular pixel position; and
updating the intensity value at the first particular pixel position in the current texture block according to the pixel processing.

US Pat. No. 10,057,180

SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS OF DECOMPOSING SERVICE REQUESTS INTO DOMAIN-SPECIFIC SERVICE REQUESTS

OPENET TELECOM LTD., Dub...

1. A network management method for modifying and evaluating a functionality in a telecommunication system that is organized into a plurality of heterogeneous telecommunication domains, the method comprising:identifying, via a processor of a continuum orchestrator component deployed in the telecommunication system, one or more candidate telecommunication domains or devices for participation in a trial;
generating, via the processor, a first monitoring result by monitoring resources or services of the telecommunication system that are associated with the identified domains or devices;
selecting one or more of the resources or services for modification based on the generated first monitoring result;
modifying the selected resources or services to alter the functionality of the telecommunication system for a subset of users, the modifying comprising:
determining policy-charging capabilities of a first heterogeneous telecommunication domain of the plurality of heterogeneous telecommunication domains, the first heterogeneous telecommunication domain including a policy management system component, a charging system component, a policy and charging enforcement (PCE) system component, or a first domain orchestrator component;
determining policy-charging capabilities of a second heterogeneous telecommunication domain of the plurality of heterogeneous telecommunication domains, the second heterogeneous telecommunication domain including a second domain orchestrator component;
identifying metering, rating, charging, policy, and balance management requirements of an end-to-end communication;
determining policy-charging requirements for accomplishing the end-to-end communication across the plurality of heterogeneous telecommunication domains based on the identified metering, rating, charging, policy, or balance management requirements;
using the determined policy-charging capabilities of the first heterogeneous telecommunication domain and the determined policy-charging capabilities of the second heterogeneous telecommunication domain to partition the determined policy-charging requirements into a first group that includes a first subset of the determined policy-charging requirements and a second group that includes a second subset of the determined policy-charging requirements;
sending a first message including the first group of policy-charging requirements from the continuum orchestrator component to the first domain orchestrator component; and
sending a second message including the second group of policy-charging requirements from the continuum orchestrator component to the second domain orchestrator component;
generating a second monitoring result by further monitoring the selected resources or services;
analyzing the generated first and second monitoring results;
generating an evaluation result based on analyzing the generated first and second monitoring results; and
using the generated evaluation result to determine whether to revert the functionality of the telecommunication system for the subset of users or to alter the functionality of the telecommunication system for at least one additional subset of users.

US Pat. No. 10,055,662

DETECTING FACIAL LIVELINESS

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A computer-implemented method for detecting facial liveliness, comprising:processing, by one or more processors, first and second images associated with a face of a subject to determine first and second corneal reflections of an illuminator adjacent to the subject, the first and second images being captured at first and second sequential time points, respectively;
determining, by the one or more processors, a corneal reflection change of the illuminator based on the determined first and second corneal reflections;
comparing, by the one or more processors, a correlation between the determined corneal reflection change of the illuminator and an illumination change of the illuminator associated with the first and second sequential time points to a threshold determined based on a varying context-dependent requirement; and
determining, by the one or more processors and based on a result of the comparison, facial liveliness of the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,055,530

ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING ELECTRONICS DESIGN IN CONNECTION WITH 3D STRUCTURES

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. A method for facilitating circuit layout design in connection with three-dimensional (3D) target structure designs, to be executed by one or more at least functionally connected computer devices, comprising:obtaining and storing information in a data repository, the information characterizing materials and/or processes applicable in producing circuits of electrically conductive structures on electrically insulating substrates subjected to processing,
receiving design input characterizing:
a 3D target structure design to be produced from a substrate by a process involving 3D forming,
a target circuit design, defined in a 2D and/or a 3D domain, to be provided on the substrate,
the substrate, and
the 3D forming process,
determining a mapping between locations of the 3D target structure design and the substrate, including a location of the target circuit design, through utilization of a selected mapping technique,
applying the received design input and information corresponding to the received design input in the data repository, wherein the mapping technique is further configured to take elongation of the substrate during producing the 3D target structure design from the substrate into account in the mapping,
establishing and providing an output, including at least one computer-readable file, comprising human and/or machine readable instructions indicative of the mapping, to manufacturing equipment, including at least one of a printing, electronics assembly, and a forming equipment, and
receiving at least part of the output in a manufacturing equipment and providing, by the equipment, the circuit design onto the substrate in accordance with the received output prior to processing of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,054,005

TURBOCHARGER WITH OIL-FREE HYDROSTATIC BEARING

FLORIDA TURBINE TECHNOLOG...

1. A turbocharger for an internal combustion engine comprising:a compressor to compress air for burning in the internal combustion engine;
a turbine to drive the compressor using hot gas exhaust from the internal combustion engine;
a rotor connected between the compressor and the turbine of the turbocharger;
first and second hydrostatic bearings to rotatably support the rotor in a radial direction;
a vibration damper positioned between a bearing housing and the hydrostatic journal bearing;
a boost pump having an inlet connected to the compressor and an outlet connected to the first and second hydrostatic bearings to support the rotor; and,
the boost pump increasing a pressure of the compressed air from the compressor to a higher pressure capable of supporting the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,053,214

LAYER MATERIAL FOR ARRANGING ON A ROTOR BLADE TIP OF A HELICOPTER, HELICOPTER LIGHT SYSTEM, AND HELICOPTER COMPRISING THE SAME

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. A helicopter rotor blade comprising:a rotor blade tip; and
a layer material arranged on the rotor blade tip that includes at least one light reflecting section that reflects light directed onto the layer material by a remote light source,
wherein the at least one light reflecting section comprises at least one of, or a combination of, a diffusely reflecting section and a reflex-reflector section,
wherein the layer material is integrated into the rotor blade tip in a glass-fiber housing.

US Pat. No. 10,052,437

SYRINGE PACKAGING SYSTEM AND SHELL

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

19. A syringe packaging system, comprising:a pre-filled syringe, comprising:
a syringe barrel having a proximal end, a distal end, and a sidewall extending therebetween and defining a chamber, the proximal end having a flange;
a stopper slidably disposed within the chamber of the syringe barrel; and
a plunger rod having a proximal end and a distal end engageable with a portion of the stopper; and
a shell enclosing the syringe barrel, the shell comprising:
a first shell portion having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first sidewall;
a second shell portion having a proximal end, a distal end, and a second sidewall; and
a hinge connected to a portion of the first shell portion and a portion of the second shell portion, the hinge connecting the first shell portion and the second shell portion together such that the shell is transitionable between an open position and a closed position in which the distal end of the syringe barrel is enclosed within the first shell portion and the second shell portion.

US Pat. No. 10,057,163

SENDING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A REMOTE DEVICE AND A CONTROL SERVER

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A method for sending communication between a remote device and a control server, the method comprising:receiving a reduced packet from a remote device when a reduced server identifier in the reduced packet matches a value indicating a control server, the reduced packet comprising the reduced server identifier and a data payload;
identifying, based on the reduced server identifier, the control server;
constructing a device network packet to send to the control server based on the reduced packet, wherein a payload data in the device network packet consists of the reduced packet and a security token;
sending over a computer network to the control server, the device network packet;
accepting over the computer network, from the control server, a control network packet;
building a reduced control packet, the reduced control packet comprising the reduced server identifier and a control instruction; and
transmitting, using a wireless transmission medium, the reduced control packet to the remote device.

US Pat. No. 10,056,176

OVER-CURRENT PROTECTION DEVICE

Polytronics Technology Co...

1. An over-current protection device, comprising:at least one PTC device comprising crystalline polymer and metal or conductive ceramic filler dispersed therein, the PTC device having a resistivity less than 0.1 ?·cm; and
at least one heating element operable to heat the PTC device;
wherein two ends of the PTC device electrically connect to a first electrode and a second electrode, two ends of the heating element electrically connect to the second electrode and a third electrode, and the first, second and third electrodes are formed at a lower surface of the over-current protection device as interfaces for surface-mounting, and
wherein the over-current protection device has the relation: It (heating)

US Pat. No. 10,052,325

HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN BINDING COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME

Memorial Sloan-Kettering ...

1. A method of treating a cancer or proliferative disorder in a subject comprising administering a compound of formula 2a:
or a stereoisomer, tautomer, or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
(I):
X5-X9 are independently selected from CH, substituted C, and N;
Y is S, SO, SO2, CH2, CHR, CRR, or CO, wherein R is a lower alkyl or alkoxy chain;
Z is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated heterocycle, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, aryloxy, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, alkenyloxy, hydroxyalkyl, alkylamino, dialkylamino, cycloalkylamino, arylamino, diarylamino, acylamino, carbamyl, substituted and unsubstituted amido, alkylamido, alkylsulfonamido, sulfonamido, —NHSO2alkenyl, —NHCOalkenyl, —NHCOalkynyl, —COalkenyl, —COalkynyl, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, —COO-alkyl, —COalkyl, and alkyl-CN;
W1 and W2 independently at each occurrence are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, saturated or unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated or unsaturated heterocycle, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, aryloxy, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, alkenyloxy, hydroxyalkyl, amino, dialkylamino, cycloalkylamino, arylamino, diarylamino, acylamino, carbamyl, substituted and unsubstituted amido, alkylamido, alkylsulfonamido, sulfonamido, —NHSO2alkenyl, —NHCOalkenyl, —NHCOalkynyl, —COalkenyl, —COalkynyl, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, —COO-alkyl, —COalkyl, and alkyl-CN; and
W3 and W4 independently at each occurrence are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, saturated or unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated or unsaturated heterocycle, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, aryloxy, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, alkenyloxy, hydroxyalkyl, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, cycloalkylamino, arylamino, diarylamino, acylamino, carbamyl, substituted and unsubstituted amido, alkylamido, alkylsulfonamido, sulfonamido, —NHSO2alkenyl, —NHCOalkenyl, —NHCOalkynyl, —COalkenyl, —COalkynyl, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, —COO-alkyl, —COalkyl, and alkyl-CN;
or
(II):
X5-X9 are independently selected from CH, substituted C, and N;
Y is NH or NR, wherein R is a lower alkyl chain;
Z is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, saturated or unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated heterocycle, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, aryloxy, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, alkenyloxy, hydroxyalkyl, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, cycloalkylamino, arylamino, diarylamino, acylamino, carbamyl, substituted and unsubstituted amido, alkylamido, alkylsulfonamido, sulfonamido, —NHSO2alkenyl, —NHCOalkenyl, —NHCOalkynyl, —COalkenyl, —COalkynyl, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, —COO-alkyl, —COalkyl, and alkyl-CN;
W1 and W2 independently at each occurrence are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, saturated or unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated or unsaturated heterocycle, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, aryloxy, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, alkenyloxy, hydroxyalkyl, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, cycloalkylamino, arylamino, diarylamino, acylamino, carbamyl, substituted and unsubstituted amido, alkylamido, alkylsulfonamido, sulfonamido, —NHSO2alkenyl, —NHCOalkenyl, —NHCOalkynyl, —COalkenyl, —COalkynyl, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, —COO-alkyl, —COalkyl, and alkyl-CN; and
W3 and W4 independently at each occurrence are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, saturated or unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated or unsaturated heterocycle, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, aryloxy, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, alkenyloxy, hydroxyalkyl, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, cycloalkylamino, arylamino, diarylamino, acylamino, carbamyl, substituted and unsubstituted amido, alkylamido, alkylsulfonamido, sulfonamido, —NHSO2alkenyl, —NHCOalkenyl, —NHCOalkynyl, —COalkenyl, —COalkynyl, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, —COO-alkyl, —COalkyl, and alkyl-CN;
or
(III):
X5-X9 are independently selected from CH, substituted C, and N;
Y is O;
Z is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated or unsaturated heterocycle, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, aryloxy, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, alkenyloxy, hydroxyalkyl, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, cycloalkylamino, arylamino, diarylamino, acylamino, carbamyl, substituted and unsubstituted amido, alkylamido, alkylsulfonamido, sulfonamido, —NHSO2alkenyl, —NHCOalkenyl, —NHCOalkynyl, —COalkenyl, —COalkynyl, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, —COO-alkyl, —COalkyl, and alkyl-CN;
W1 and W2 independently at each occurrence are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, saturated or unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated or unsaturated heterocycle, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, aryloxy, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, alkenyloxy, hydroxyalkyl, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, cycloalkylamino, arylamino, diarylamino, acylamino, carbamyl, substituted and unsubstituted amido, alkylamido, alkylsulfonamido, sulfonamido, —NHSO2alkenyl, —NHCOalkenyl, —NHCOalkynyl, —COalkenyl, —COalkynyl, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, —COO-alkyl, —COalkyl, and alkyl-CN; and
W3 and W4 independently at each occurrence are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, saturated or unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated or unsaturated heterocycle, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, aryloxy, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, alkenyloxy, hydroxyalkyl, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, cycloalkylamino, arylamino, diarylamino, acylamino, carbamyl, substituted and unsubstituted amido, alkylamido, alkylsulfonamido, sulfonamido, —NHSO2alkenyl, —NHCOalkenyl, —NHCOalkynyl, —COalkenyl, —COalkynyl, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, —COO-alkyl, —COalkyl, and alkyl-CN;
or
(IV):
X5-X9 are independently selected from CH, substituted C, and N;
Y is SO, SO2, CH2, CHR, CRR, or CO, wherein R is a lower alkyl or alkoxy chain;
Z is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated heterocycle, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, aryloxy, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, alkenyloxy, hydroxyalkyl, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, cycloalkylamino, arylamino, diarylamino, acylamino, carbamyl, substituted and unsubstituted amido, alkylamido, alkylsulfonamido, sulfonamido, —NHSO2alkenyl, —NHCOalkenyl, —NHCOalkynyl, —COalkenyl, —COalkynyl, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, —COO-alkyl, —COalkyl, and alkyl-CN;
W1 and W2 independently at each occurrence are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, saturated or unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated or unsaturated heterocycle, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, aryloxy, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, alkenyloxy, hydroxyalkyl, amino, dialkylamino, cycloalkylamino, arylamino, diarylamino, acylamino, carbamyl, substituted and unsubstituted amido, alkylamido, alkylsulfonamido, sulfonamido, —NHSO2alkenyl, —NHCOalkenyl, —NHCOalkynyl, —COalkenyl, —COalkynyl, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, —COO-alkyl, —COalkyl, and alkyl-CN; and
W3 and W4 independently at each occurrence are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, saturated or unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated or unsaturated heterocycle, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, aryloxy, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, alkenyloxy, hydroxyalkyl, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, cycloalkylamino, arylamino, diarylamino, acylamino, carbamyl, substituted and unsubstituted amido, alkylamido, alkylsulfonamido, sulfonamido —NHSO2alkenyl, —NHCOalkenyl, —NHCOalkynyl, —COalkenyl, —COalkynyl, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, —COO-alkyl, —COalkyl, and alkyl-CN;
or
(V):
X5-X9 are selected from:

Y is S, SO, SO2, CH2, CHR, CRR, or CO, wherein R is a lower alkyl or alkoxy chain;
Z is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated heterocycle, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, aryloxy, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, alkenyloxy, hydroxyalkyl, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, cycloalkylamino, arylamino, diarylamino, acylamino, carbamyl, substituted and unsubstituted amido, alkylamido, alkylsulfonamido, sulfonamido, —NHSO2alkenyl, —NHCOalkenyl, —NHCOalkynyl, —COalkenyl, —COalkynyl, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, —COO-alkyl, —COalkyl, and alkyl-CN;
W1 and W2 independently at each occurrence are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, saturated or unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated or unsaturated heterocycle, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, aryloxy, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, alkenyloxy, hydroxyalkyl, amino, dialkylamino, cycloalkylamino, arylamino, diarylamino, acylamino, carbamyl, substituted and unsubstituted amido, alkylamido, alkylsulfonamido, sulfonamido , —NHSO2alkenyl, —NHCOalkenyl, —NHCOalkynyl, —COalkenyl, —COalkynyl, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, —COO-alkyl, —COalkyl, and alkyl-CN; and
W3 and W4 independently at each occurrence are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, saturated or unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated or unsaturated heterocycle, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, aryloxy, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, alkenyloxy, hydroxyalkyl, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, cycloalkylamino, arylamino, diarylamino, acylamino, carbamyl, substituted and unsubstituted amido, alkylamido, alkylsulfonamido, sulfonamido —NHSO2alkenyl, —NHCOalkenyl, —NHCOalkynyl, —COalkenyl, —COalkynyl, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, —COO-alkyl, —COalkyl, and alkyl-CN.
US Pat. No. 10,053,427

CRYSTALLINE FORMS OF CABOZANTINIB PHOSPHATE AND CABOZANTINIB HYDROCHLORIDE

Sandoz AG, Basel (CH)

1. A crystalline form of N-{4-[(6,7-dimethoxy-4-quinolinyl)oxy]pheny}-N?-(4-fluorophenyl)-1,1-cyclopropanedicarboxamide (cabozantinib) phosphate characterized by a powder X-ray diffractogram (XRPD) comprising reflections at 2-Theta angles of (6.0±0.2)°, (9.7±0.2)° and (12.0±0.2)°, when measured at 20° C. with Cu-Kalpha radiation having a wavelength of 0.15419 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,053,703

HETEROLOGOUS PRODUCTION OF PATCHOULOL, ?-SANTALENE, AND SCLAREOL IN MOSS CELLS

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN,...

1. A transgenic moss plant or moss cell capable of producing farnesyl-pyrophosphate (FPP) or geranylgeranyl-pyrophosphate (GGPP), wherein the transgenic moss plant or moss cell comprises a heterologous nucleic acid molecule encoding a polypeptide having a patchoulol synthase activity to catalyze the conversion of FPP to patchoulol, wherein the polypeptide having a patchoulol synthase activity comprises an amino acid sequence having at least 94% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 17, wherein the transgenic moss plant or moss cell is Physcomitrella patens, and wherein the transgenic moss plant or moss cell emits volatile patchoulol.

US Pat. No. 10,058,002

CASING AND RUBBER PLUG OF POWER CONVERSION EQUIPMENT

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A casing and a rubber plug of a power conversion equipment having plural service holes in a surface of the casing, the plural service holes being used to electrically join a circuit in the casing of the power conversion equipment, the casing and the rubber plug of the power conversion equipment characterized in thatthe rubber plug is provided to seal each of the service holes, the rubber plug has core metal in a cylindrical cup shape, which has a disc-shaped flange on an outer side of the casing, a flange of the rubber plug has a lip seal that abuts against the casing, a cylindrical recessed section which is coaxial with a cylindrical seal surface is provided in a central section of the rubber plug on an opposite surface from the lip seal of the flange, a tip of the rubber plug on a side not provided with the flange has a first tapered surface, an insertion opening for the rubber plug in the service hole has a second tapered surface, the surface of the casing is provided with a rib on an outer circumferential side of the flange of the rubber plug, an end surface of the rib is orthogonal to an axis of the service hole, and a relationship of h1?h2 is established when a distance from an abutment surface of the lip seal to an end surface of the rubber plug on a side with the recessed section is set as h1 and a distance from the abutment surface of the lip seal to the end surface of the rib is set as h2.

US Pat. No. 10,057,774

INTELLIGENT NETWORK ACCESS CONTROLLER AND METHOD

Tecore, Inc., Hanover, M...

1. An intelligent network access controller, coupled to wireless communication hardware of an existing wireless communications network, that controls wireless signaling in a designated area, the designated area overlaying the existing wireless communications network, wherein the intelligent network access controller operates to:cause the wireless communications hardware to:
attract wireless devices within the designated area, and
receive a first signal from a first wireless device, the first signal including a first identification number of the first wireless device;
lock the first wireless device to the intelligent network access controller;
identify the first wireless device based on the first identification number; and
unlock the first wireless device and redirect the first wireless device to attempt registration on the existing wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,057,758

COMBO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF

QISDA (SUZHOU) CO., Ltd.,...

1. A combo communication terminal, comprising:a first communication terminal, comprising:
a first port;
a second subscriber identity unit; and
a first processing unit, coupled to the first port; and
a second communication terminal, comprising:
a second port;
a first subscriber identity unit;
a second processing unit, coupled to the second port; and
a switch unit, having a first end, a second end, a third end and a control end, the first end being coupled to the first subscriber identity unit, the second end being coupled to the second port, the third end and the control end being coupled to the second processing unit, and the control end being configured to selectively couple the first end to the second end or to the third end according to a control signal;
wherein when a communication link between the first communication terminal and the second communication terminal is established through the first port and the second port, the second processing unit generates a first control signal and transmits the first control signal to the control end, such that the first subscriber identity unit is coupled to the second port and the first processing unit is coupled to the first subscriber identity unit through the first port, so that the first communication terminal has the first subscriber identity unit and the second subscriber identity unit as two operable standby units;
wherein even though the second communication terminal is in a turn-off mode or a sleep mode, the mode of the second communication terminal does not influence the first communication terminal to use the first subscriber identity unit to perform tasks of communication when the first communication terminal uses the first subscriber identity unit to perform tasks of communication.

US Pat. No. 10,057,412

REGION-BASED CONNECTING OF CALLS USING CLIENT-SPECIFIC CONTROL AND PROVISIONED NUMBERS

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

1. An apparatus, comprising:a telecommunications-providing server configured and arranged to provide Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications service relationships with a plurality of disparate client entities by controlling communication between endpoint devices respectively associated with each of the plurality of disparate client entities;
a processing circuit configured and arranged to, for each of the plurality of disparate client entities, communicate with the telecommunications-providing server by generating client-specific sets of data indicative of client-specific communications routing and/or client-specific communications data, and by conveying the generated client-specific sets of data over an interface protocol, wherein the telecommunications-providing server and each of the plurality of disparate client entities are configured and arranged with the interface protocol to facilitate permissible types of communications; and
wherein the telecommunications-providing server is further configured and arranged to:
respond to a data packet received at a first port of the telecommunications-providing server requesting a VoIP call by determining a geographic region that an endpoint device identified using the data packet is located;
revise a caller identification (ID) for the VoIP call based on the client-specific sets of data, based on an identifier that corresponds to an endpoint device requesting the VoIP call, and based on the determined geographic region; and
connect the VoIP call by accessing and passing a provisioned VoIP number, the provisioned VoIP number including the revised caller ID that includes a local number identified by the determined geographic region.

US Pat. No. 10,056,696

ANTENNA STRUCTURE

WISTRON NEWEB CORP., Hsi...

1. An antenna structure, comprising:a metal piece, having a slot;
a dielectric substrate, having an upper surface and a lower surface, wherein the lower surface of the dielectric substrate is adjacent to the slot of the metal piece;
a feeding radiation element, disposed on the upper surface of the dielectric substrate, and coupled to a positive electrode of a signal source, wherein the feeding radiation element has a terminal rectangular widening portion having a width in a direction perpendicular to the length of the slot and a length in a direction parallel to the length of the slot, both the width and the length of the terminal rectangular widening portion are wider than the width of the other portion of the feeding radiation element, and the terminal rectangular widening portion of the feeding radiation element has a vertical projection which only partially overlaps the slot of the metal piece;
a grounding radiation element, disposed on the upper surface of the dielectric substrate, and coupled to a negative electrode of the signal source; and
a grounding metal element, wherein the grounding radiation element is coupled through the grounding metal element to the metal piece.

US Pat. No. 10,054,966

BATTERY BACKUP UNITS AND SYSTEMS INCLUDING BYPASSING CIRCUITRY FOR REGULATING OUTPUTS

VERTIV ENERGY SYSTEMS, IN...

1. A battery backup unit (BBU) for supplying backup power to a load, the BBU comprising:at least one battery;
an output terminal for coupling to a load requiring a defined amount of current to keep the load active;
a DC/DC switching power converter having an input coupled to the at least one battery and an output coupled to the output terminal, the DC/DC switching power converter configured to output a regulated voltage to the output terminal and the defined amount of current to the load after startup of the DC/DC switching power converter to keep the load active;
a linear regulator having an input coupled to the at least one battery and an output coupled to the output terminal; and
a control circuit configured to enable the linear regulator to output a regulated voltage to the output terminal and the defined amount of current to the load during startup of the DC/DC switching power converter to keep the load active, and disable the linear regulator following startup of the DC/DC switching power converter after detecting a voltage at the output terminal is larger than the regulated voltage provided by the linear regulator.

US Pat. No. 10,057,091

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SPLIT VOLTAGE DOMAIN RECEIVER CIRCUITS

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for processing signals, the method comprising:in an integrated circuit:
amplifying received electrical signals using stacked inverters, each in a plurality of partial voltage domains; and
combining said amplified received signals, utilizing a stacked cascode amplifier for each partial voltage domain, into a single differential signal in a single voltage domain, wherein each of said partial voltage domains is offset by a DC voltage from other of said partial voltage domains.

US Pat. No. 10,056,893

MOLDED POWER MODULE HAVING SINGLE IN-LINE LEADS

ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDU...

1. A power module comprising:a die paddle;
one or more power chips attached to a top surface of the die paddle;
a plurality of single in-line leads including a high voltage power lead, a low voltage power lead and a plurality of signal control leads, the low voltage power lead having a lead portion generally parallel to the high voltage power lead and an extension portion generally perpendicular to the lead portion;
a gate drive and protection integrated circuit (IC) attached to the extension portion of the low voltage power lead;
a plurality of bonding wires; and
a molding encapsulation enclosing the one or more power chips, the extension portion of the low voltage power lead, the gate drive and protection IC, the plurality of bonding wires and at least a majority portion of the die paddle;
wherein the extension portion of the low voltage power lead is between the die paddle and the plurality of signal control leads.

US Pat. No. 10,056,822

CONSTANT ON-TIME SWITCHING REGULATOR FOR ZERO ESR OUTPUT CAPACITOR WITHOUT OUTPUT VOLTAGE OFFSET

Alpha and Omega Semicondu...

1. A control circuit for a switching regulator receiving an input voltage, the control circuit controlling a high-side switch and a low-side switch using a fixed frequency constant on-time control scheme to drive a switch output node for generating a switching output voltage, the switch output node being coupled to an LC filter circuit to generate a regulated output voltage having a substantially constant magnitude on an output node, the regulated output voltage being fed back to the control circuit as a feedback voltage, the control circuit comprising:a reference ramp generating circuit configured to receive a first reference voltage and to generate a reference voltage ramp which varies over a switching period determined by the fixed frequency constant on-time control scheme from a starting voltage value being the first reference voltage to an ending voltage value; and
control circuitry configured to generate a pulse-wide modulation (PWM) signal having the switching period and having a duty cycle indicative of the voltage value of the regulated output voltage, the PWM signal being coupled to control the high-side switch and the low-side switch to turn on and off alternately over the switching period, the high-side switch being turned on for the duty cycle and turned off for the remaining switching period and the low-side switch being turned off and on alternately, the control circuit generating the PWM signal in response to a comparator output signal comparing the feedback voltage indicative of the regulated output voltage to the reference voltage ramp.

US Pat. No. 10,056,716

FEMALE CONNECTOR, AND CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF FEMALE CONNECTOR AND MALE CONNECTOR

Nintendo Co., Ltd., Kyot...

1. A female connector for mating with a male connector, the female connector comprising:a guide extending in a first direction, the guide being configured to guide the male connector in the first direction such that the male connector is floatable along a second direction, the second direction being orthogonal to the first direction;
a pair of support portions on one side in the first direction relative to the guide, the support portions being spaced from each other in the second direction and each having a support hole passing therethrough in the second direction;
a female body being insulative and disposed between the support portions, the female body having a through hole passing in the second direction through at least a portion in the second direction of the female body;
a female terminal held in the female body; and
a shaft received in the support holes of the support portions and the through hole of the female body so as to support the female body floatably along the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,052,937

VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS

SANDEN HOLDINGS CORPORATI...

1. A vehicle air conditioning apparatus comprising:a compressor configured to compress and discharge a refrigerant;
a radiator configured to release heat from the refrigerant;
a heat exchanger configured to absorb the heat into the refrigerant;
an outdoor heat exchanger configured to release the heat from or absorb the heat into the refrigerant;
a first expansion valve configured to decompress the refrigerant flowing into the outdoor heat exchanger;
a second expansion valve configured to decompress the refrigerant flowing into the heat exchanger;
an accumulator configured to separate the refrigerant into a gas and a liquid and to allow the refrigerant to be sucked into the compressor, the accumulator being provided in a refrigerant flow passage to a suction side of the compressor into which the refrigerant is sucked;
a heating refrigerant circuit configured to allow the refrigerant discharged from the compressor to flow into the radiator and release heat in the radiator, to allow the refrigerant having passed through the radiator to flow into the outdoor heat exchanger via the first expansion valve and absorb the heat in the outdoor heat exchanger, and to allow the refrigerant having passed through the outdoor heat exchanger to be sucked into the compressor via the accumulator;
a heating and dehumidifying refrigerant circuit configured to allow the refrigerant discharged from the compressor to flow into the radiator and release the heat in the radiator, to allow part of the refrigerant having passed through the radiator to flow into the outdoor heat exchanger via the first expansion valve and absorb the heat in the outdoor heat exchanger, to allow a remaining refrigerant having passed through the radiator to flow into the heat exchanger via the second expansion valve and absorb the heat in the heat exchanger, and to allow the refrigerant having passed through the outdoor heat exchanger and the heat exchanger to be sucked into the compressor via the accumulator;
a third expansion valve configured to decompress the refrigerant flowing out of the radiator in the heating refrigerant circuit and the heating and dehumidifying refrigerant circuit;
a gas-liquid separator configured to separate the refrigerant decompressed by the third expansion valve into a gaseous refrigerant and a liquid refrigerant;
a bypass circuit configured to allow part of at least the gaseous refrigerant separated in the gas-liquid separator to flow into a section of the compressor through which the refrigerant being compressed passes;
a fourth expansion valve configured to decompress the refrigerant flowing through the bypass circuit; and
a valve opening control device configured to control an opening of the third expansion valve such that a degree of supercooling of the refrigerant in the radiator is a predetermined value, and to control an opening of the fourth expansion valve such that an amount of the refrigerant flowing through the bypass circuit is a predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,057,993

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF POWER-MODULE SUBSTRATE

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A manufacturing method of power-module substrate, comprising:a circuit layer bonding step in which a circuit layer made of copper is brazed on one surface of a ceramic substrate made of aluminum nitride in vacuum atmosphere at a temperature of 800° C. or higher and 930° C. or lower;
a heat-radiation layer bonding step in which a heat-radiation layer made of aluminum is brazed on the other surface of the ceramic substrate;
a heat sink brazing step in which a heat sink is brazed on the heat-radiation layer using flux; and
a surface treatment step after the circuit layer bonding step and before the heat-radiation layer bonding step, in which a thickness of an oxide film on the other surface of the ceramic substrate is made 3.2 nm or less and 2.4 nm or more by cleaning the other surface of the ceramic substrate by one or more acids selected from hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, and sulfuric acid at least at a peripheral part of an intended bonding area between the ceramic substrate and the heat-radiation layer, wherein
a power-module substrate is manufactured so as to have: the ceramic substrate; the circuit layer bonded on the one surface of the ceramic substrate; and the heat-radiation layer bonded on the other surface of the ceramic substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,057,046

DYNAMIC CALIBRATION FOR TRANSCEIVERS

SITUNE CORPORATION, San ...

1. A method for calibration of a transceiver comprising:providing a jitter signal to the transceiver;
sampling an input signal in accordance with the jitter signal to provide a sampled input signal;
receiving, at an electronic element in the transceiver, the sampled input signal and a clock signal;
determining that a race condition exists between the sampled input signal and the clock signal;
revising a count value in accordance with the determination of the race condition;
calculating, from the count value, a relative timing error between the sampled input signal and the clock signal; and
scrambling an output signal from the electronic element to provide scrambled output signal, the scrambling in accordance with an index corresponding to the relative timing error, the index stored for use with subsequent input signals to the transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,056,710

TERMINAL MODULE AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR COMPRISING THE SAME

ALL BEST PRECISION TECHNO...

1. A terminal module, comprising:a first terminal module comprising a first terminal unit and a first base coupled to the first terminal unit by injection molding, with first receiving recesses disposed on a top of the first base;
a second terminal module comprising a second terminal unit and a second base coupled to the second terminal unit by injection molding, wherein a contacting end of the second terminal unit is received in the first receiving recesses;
a third terminal module comprising a third terminal unit and a third base coupled to the third terminal unit by injection molding, with the third terminal unit corresponding in position to the second terminal unit; and
a fourth terminal module comprising a fourth terminal unit and a fourth base coupled to the fourth terminal unit by injection molding, with second receiving recesses disposed on a bottom of the fourth base to receive a contacting end of the third terminal unit, with the fourth terminal unit corresponding in position to the first terminal unit, wherein the second terminal unit and the third terminal unit are disposed behind the first terminal unit and the fourth terminal unit,
wherein a ground terminal, a signal terminal and a signal terminal are disposed at at least one side of at least one of the first terminal unit, the second terminal unit, the third terminal unit and the fourth terminal unit, with the ground terminal being outermost.

US Pat. No. 10,052,370

HER2/NEU CANCER VACCINE

ICON GENETICS GMBH, Hall...

1. A protein conjugate comprising a protein antigen and an immunogenic carrier covalently bonded to said protein antigen, wherein said protein antigenhas a sequence segment consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, andwherein the amino acid sequence of the protein antigen comprises at most 344 contiguous amino acids of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1.
US Pat. No. 10,052,317

METHOD FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING HOT FLUSHES

Imperial Innovations Limi...

1. A method for reducing, treating or ameliorating hot flushes in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a NKR3 antagonist, wherein the NKR3 antagonist is selective for NKR3 over NKR1 and NKR2, and with the proviso that the NKR3 antagonist is not selected from the group consisting of (R)-N-{{3-[1-Benzoyl-3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)piperidin-3-yl]prop-1-yl}-4-phenylpiperidin-4-yl}-N-methylacetamine and 3-hydroxy-2-phenyl-N-(1-phenylpropyl)quinoline-4-carboxamide.

US Pat. No. 10,055,291

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING DATA ACCESS REQUESTS DURING DATA TRANSFERS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for execution by a storage unit of a dispersed storage network (DSN), the method comprises:transitioning storage of one or more groups of encoded data slices from storage based on a previous version of a distributed agreement protocol to storage based on a new version of the distributed agreement protocol, wherein the transitioning includes executing the new version of the distributed agreement protocol to identify the one or more groups of encoded data slices, wherein the distributed agreement protocol includes: a plurality of functions operable to generate a plurality of scoring values based on a plurality of storage unit identifiers, a plurality of corresponding storage unit weights, and one or more asset identifiers corresponding to the one or more groups of encoded data slices; and a ranking function that processes the plurality of scoring values to identify at least one another storage unit to which one or more encoded data slices of the one or more groups of encoded data slices are to be transferred; and
while transitioning storage of the one or more groups of encoded data slices:
receiving, from a requesting computing device, a data access request regarding an encoded data slice of the one or more groups of encoded data slices;
determining whether the encoded data slice has been transferred as a result of the transitioning;
when the storage unit is currently storing the encoded data slice, processing the data access request; and
when the storage unit is not currently storing the encoded data slice, functioning as a proxy for the requesting computing device to fulfill the data access request.

US Pat. No. 10,054,650

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method comprising:performing imaging of a subject using an MRI machine, the subject having been administered with a contrast agent demonstrating a magnetic-field dependent variation in one or more MRI properties, wherein a polarizing magnetic field strength of said MRI machine is shifted during an MRI pulse sequence prior to image acquisition; and
processing acquired images to yield an enhanced contrast, difference image,
wherein said performing comprises:
shifting the strength of the polarizing magnetic field of the MRI machine in one direction during a relaxation portion of the MRI pulse sequence and thereafter acquiring an image; and then
shifting the strength of the polarizing magnetic field of the MRI machine in an opposite direction during another relaxation portion of the MRI pulse sequence and thereafter acquiring an image,
wherein said shifting comprises conditioning an electromagnet of said MRI machine to generate magnetic field pulses of opposite polarities to shift the polarizing magnetic field in the one direction and in the opposite direction.

US Pat. No. 10,054,551

INSPECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSPECTING A SAMPLE BY USING A PLURALITY OF SPACED APART BEAMS

Applied Materials Israel ...

1. An inspection system, comprising:an illumination module that is configured to scan a sample during multiple scan iterations; wherein during each scan iteration the illumination module scans each beam of a plurality of spaced apart beams along a scan line;
a mechanical stage that is configured to move the sample during the multiple scan iterations;
a detection module; and
a processor;
wherein when the inspection system operates in an interlaced mode the mechanical stage is configured to move at a first speed thereby preventing a substantial overlap between scan lines obtained during the multiple scan iterations;
wherein when the inspection system operates in a non-interlaced mode:
the mechanical stage is configured to move at a second speed that differs from the first speed thereby introducing an overlap between scan lines of different beams that are obtained during different scan iterations;
the detection module is configured to generate detection signals in response to a detection of radiation emitted from the sample as a result of each scan line; and
wherein the processor is configured to independently process detection signals relating to different scan lines.

US Pat. No. 10,052,586

PROCESSING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH CATALYST-SUPPORTING HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Hitachi Zosen Corporation...

1. A processing apparatus equipped with a functional catalyst, wherein the functional catalyst comprises a catalyst-supporting honeycomb structure in a casing, wherein the catalyst-supporting honeycomb structure in a casing comprises:a corrugated plate-like glass fiber paper having a functional catalyst supported thereon,
a flat plate-like glass fiber paper having the same functional catalyst supported thereon, and
an inorganic fiber blanket laid on an inner surface of the casing;
wherein the corrugated plate-like glass fiber paper and the flat plate-like glass fiber paper are alternately laminated without being bonded to each other, to form a catalyst-supporting honeycomb structure, and
the catalyst-supporting honeycomb structure is packed in the inorganic fiber blanket in the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,056,761

POWER AND DATA SOLUTION FOR REMOTE LOW-POWER DEVICES

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a device interface configured to communicate with a user device and receive an indication of a power requirement of the user device; and
a transformer configured to:
receive a first signal having a first voltage; and
output, based on the power requirement of the user device, a second signal having a second voltage different from the first voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,055,408

METHOD OF EXTRACTING AN IMPORTANT KEYWORD AND SERVER PERFORMING THE SAME

LG CNS CO., LTD., Seoul ...

1. A method of extracting an important keyword by an important keyword extracting server, the method comprising:receiving a set of one or more documents from a network;
receiving one or more user defined keywords from a user terminal, the one or more user defined keywords including search terms input by a user;
calculating, by the server, a relative importance value for each of words detected in the set of documents;
determining, by the server, a weight for each of the words based on weights for the one or more user defined keywords;
applying, by the server, the weight for each of the words to the relative importance value for each of the words;
determining, by the server, at least one of the words to be the important keyword based on the relative importance value to which the weight is applied; and
transmitting, by the server, the important keyword to the user terminal,
wherein the weights for the one or more user defined keywords are determined based on the frequency of each of the one or more user defined keywords detected in a previous search or based on the intention of the user, and
wherein the calculating of the relative importance value comprises:
determining an initial importance value of a specific word detected in one or more specific documents by performing an arithmetic operation on a number of times the specific word occurs in the one or more specific documents and a number of all words included in the one or more documents including the one or more specific documents;
determining a ratio of a number of the one or more specific documents to a number of the one or more documents; and
calculating the relative importance value for each of the words by performing an arithmetic operation on the initial importance value of the specific word and the ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,055,316

ROW DRIVER FAULT ISOLATION CIRCUITRY FOR MATRIX TYPE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION...

1. A matrix type integrated circuit, comprising:a two dimensional (2D) array of cell elements arranged in vertical columns and horizontal rows, wherein each cell element provides a similar function; and
a row driver module including:
at least two row drivers configured to generate control signals on at least two communal lines for cell elements of at least one row of the 2D array, wherein each row driver is configured to generate control signals on at least three control lines, and at least two control lines of the at least two row drivers are the communal lines, and each communal line is coupled to a corresponding communal line of another row driver of the at least two row drivers; and
a voting logic module coupled to the at least three control lines of one of the row drivers and configured to generate an output based on the control signals on the at least three control lines.

US Pat. No. 10,054,747

PUSH-PULL TYPE FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Alliance Fiber Optic Prod...

1. A fiber optic connector assembly comprising:a connector housing defining a cable passage extending through opposing front and rear ends of the connector housing;
a latch comprising an elastic arm extending upwardly from a top surface of the connector housing in a rearward direction from the front end of the connector housing and a pressure rod extending in a rearward direction away from a rear side of the elastic arm; and
a handle movably coupled to the connector housing, the handle comprising a push arm,a cam, and a handle shaft, wherein:the pressure rod comprises a pushing surface disposed at a front side of the pressure rod;
the push arm is laterally offset relative to the pressure rod of the latch;
the cam is located at a lateral side of the push arm and configured to contact the pushing surface of the pressure rod; and
the handle shaft extends backwardly in an opposite direction from the push arm and is configured to pull the handle backwards to engage the pressure rod.

US Pat. No. 10,053,282

CASSETTE FOR DISPENSING PLEATED TUBING

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A cassette to dispense a pleated tubing, comprising:an annular body having a generally U shaped housing with a central cylindrical core, at least one wall has an upper end with a downturn lip disposed thereon;
an annular cover extending radially outward from the central cylindrical core over the annular body defining a gap, the cover having a socket into which the upper end with the downturn lip is secured; and
a tubing disposed within the u-shaped housing and withdrawn from the gap,
wherein the socket comprises:
a shoulder that extends around a portion of a first side of the upper end of the at least one wall of the annular body;
a horizontal wall that extends from the shoulder over a top surface of the at least one wall of the annular body; and
a cylindrical wall that extends around a second side of the upper end of the at least one wall of the annular body.

US Pat. No. 10,051,977

PRODUCT SECUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

RTC Industries, Inc., Ro...

1. A product display system, comprising:a unitary, one-piece base and divider assembly comprising a base and a divider, wherein the divider protrudes upwardly from the base and separates the base into a first portion and a second portion;
a mounting rail, wherein the mounting rail is adapted to be mounted to a shelf, and wherein the base and divider assembly is adapted to be coupled to the mounting rail;
wherein the first portion of the base comprises a pusher track, wherein the pusher track comprises a top surface adapted to support product, an underside surface, an elongate slot defined in the pusher track, and a plurality of notches defined in the pusher track, wherein the plurality of notches include a pair of opposing notches defined in opposite sides of the elongate slot;
a spring-urged pusher adapted to be coupled to the pusher track;
a coil spring adapted to urge the spring-urged pusher forward; and
a barrier, wherein the barrier is adapted to be moveable between an open position and a closed position, wherein the barrier is sized to inhibit access to product positioned on the shelf when the barrier is in the closed position and allow a limited number of product to be lifted over the barrier at one time when the barrier is in the closed position, and wherein the barrier is adapted to facilitate restocking of product on the shelf when the barrier is in the open position, wherein the barrier is adapted to be coupled to the system proximate a front edge of the shelf.
US Pat. No. 10,052,298

RAPID-ACTING, BLOOD-ARGININE-LEVEL-INCREASABLE ORAL PREPARATION COMPRISING CITRULLINE AND ARGININE

Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd....

1. A method of increasing blood flow in a subject comprising (i) providing a subject in need of increased blood flow within 1 hour and (ii) administering to the subject (a) citrulline or a salt thereof and (b) arginine or a salt thereof at 200 mg-3 g as the total amount of citrulline or a salt thereof and arginine or a salt thereof at one time, so as to increase the blood flow of the subject within 1 hour after the administration of the citrulline or a salt thereof and arginine or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,057,976

POWER-GROUND CO-REFERENCE TRANSCEIVER STRUCTURE TO DELIVER ULTRA-LOW CROSSTALK

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

1. An interface layout for a vertical interface of a first semiconductor component, comprising:a first one or more conductors configured to carry power signals extending vertically from the first semiconductor component;
a second one or more conductors configured to carry data signals extending vertically from the first semiconductor component;
a third one or more conductors configured to carry ground signals extending vertically from the first semiconductor component,
wherein the first one or more conductors are further configured to shield and separate the second one or more conductors;
a fourth one or more conductors extending horizontally from the first one or more conductors adjacent to and terminating proximal to the third one or more conductors; and
a fifth one or more conductors extending horizontally from the third one or more conductors adjacent to and terminating proximal to the first one or more conductors and the fourth one or more conductors,
wherein the fourth one or more conductors and the corresponding adjacent fifth one or more conductors forms a plate capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,053,035

AUXILIARY POWER SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

Oshkosh Corporation, Osh...

1. A vehicle, comprising:a chassis;
an engine coupled to the chassis;
a primary electrical system configured to power one or more electrical loads associated with operation of the vehicle when the engine is running, the primary electrical system including:
a primary alternator configured to convert a mechanical energy input from the engine into an electrical power; and
a primary battery electrically coupled to the primary alternator such that the primary alternator supplies at least a portion of the electrical power to the primary battery; and
an auxiliary electrical system including:
an auxiliary alternator configured to generate electrical power;
a battery system electrically coupled to the auxiliary alternator and configured to store at least a portion of the electrical power generated by the auxiliary alternator; and
an inverter coupled to the battery system, the inverter configured to at least one of (a) charge the battery system, (b) power a direct current load, and (c) power an alternating current load,
wherein the primary alternator is electrically decoupled from the battery system such that the primary alternator does not supply the electrical power to the battery system,
wherein the auxiliary alternator is electrically decoupled from the primary battery such that the auxiliary alternator does not supply electrical power to the primary battery.

US Pat. No. 10,056,274

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORMING A SEALED CHAMBER

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A system comprising:a chuck;
a substrate processing chamber configured to perform a substrate processing operation on a substrate supported by the chuck, the substrate processing chamber comprising a first element that has a first surface, a first chamber housing that includes a second surface spaced apart from the first surface at a first interface, and a supporting element for supporting the chuck within the first chamber;
a second chamber comprising a second chamber housing;
a movement system positioned within the second chamber housing and operatively coupled to move the chuck and the first element in relation to the first chamber housing; and
a movement control element for mechanically coupling the first element to the movement system;
wherein a first dynamic seal is formed at the first interface and is arranged to seal the substrate processing chamber from the movement system; and
wherein the substrate processing chamber is an inspection chamber and further comprises an inspection column and wherein the chuck is positioned to support a substrate at a position spaced apart from the inspection column.